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HB 2 86-0 (2019) Author: Burrows, Dustin | et. al. Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3 86-0 (2019) Author: Huberty, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Relating to public school finance and public education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing the imposition of a fee. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
See remarks for effective date
HB 7 86-0 (2019) Author: Morrison, Geanie W. | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to disaster preparation for state agencies and political subdivisions. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 20 86-0 (2019) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the allocation of certain constitutional transfers of money to the economic stabilization fund, the Texas legacy fund, and the state highway fund and to the management and investment of the economic stabilization fund, the Texas legacy fund, and the Texas legacy distribution fund. House: Appropriations - S/C on Infrastructure, Resiliency & Invest Received from the House
HB 21 86-0 (2019) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 31 86-0 (2019) Author: Longoria, Oscar | et. al. Relating to operation of the Texas leverage fund program administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank. House: International Relations & Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 42 86-0 (2019) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to allocating a portion of oil and gas production tax revenue to the counties from which the oil and gas originated and to the use of that revenue. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 52 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Gina | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit pilot program for taxable entities that contribute to an employee dependent care flexible spending account. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 54 86-0 (2019) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations; authorizing a fee. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 89 86-0 (2019) Author: González, Mary | et. al. Relating to the public school finance system. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 97 86-0 (2019) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Property Tax
Referred to Property Tax
HB 100 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to information on projected changes in weather and water availability in strategic plans of certain state agencies. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 104 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the inclusion of an incarcerated person in the population data used for redistricting according to the person's last residence before incarceration. House: Redistricting Left pending in committee
HB 168 86-0 (2019) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to a study on the creation of bilingual zones in certain areas of this state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 185 86-0 (2019) Author: Bernal, Diego | et. al. Relating to a study of the impact, feasibility, and advisability of adopting a property tax system in which the disclosure of the sales price of real property is required by law. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 212 86-0 (2019) 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 Referred to State Affairs
HB 214 86-0 (2019) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the dissemination of information about historically underutilized businesses and the expansion of the small business development center network. House: International Relations & Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 216 86-0 (2019) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and to goods and services purchased by governmental entities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 218 86-0 (2019) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license and to certain duties of state agencies and political subdivisions in relation to delinquent or defaulted student loans. House: Higher Education Received from the House
HB 243 86-0 (2019) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 258 86-0 (2019) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 274 86-0 (2019) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the disaster reinvestment and infrastructure planning board and the creation of the disaster reinvestment and infrastructure planning revolving fund; making an appropriation. House: Appropriations - S/C on Infrastructure, Resiliency & Invest Received from the House
HB 279 86-0 (2019) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to authorizing the Midland County Hospital District of Midland County, Texas, to impose a sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 309 86-0 (2019) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al. Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 466 86-0 (2019) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al. Relating to a prohibition on the use of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for refusal to grant or renew an occupational license or other disciplinary action in relation to an occupational license. House: Higher Education Considered in Calendars
HB 483 86-0 (2019) Author: Phelan, Dade Relating to the selection of the board of directors of an appraisal district; authorizing the imposition of a fee. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 490 86-0 (2019) Author: Shine, Hugh | et. al. Relating to the administration of the ad valorem tax system. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 493 86-0 (2019) Author: Shine, Hugh | et. al. Relating to a temporary local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster and reimbursement of a taxing unit for refunds the taxing unit pays to taxpayers as a result of the exemption. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 494 86-0 (2019) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the operation of casino gaming in certain coastal areas of this state by licensed persons to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage and catastrophic flooding assistance in the coastal areas; requiring occupational licenses or certifications; authorizing fees; imposing a tax; creating criminal offenses and providing other penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 605 86-0 (2019) Author: Thierry, Shawn | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that establish a grocery store or healthy corner store in a food desert. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 631 86-0 (2019) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al. Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 675 86-0 (2019) Author: Thierry, Shawn Relating to a study and report on the establishment and implementation of a program that provides financial assistance to property owners who offer housing to veterans at risk of homelessness. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 683 86-0 (2019) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program; eliminating program surcharges. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 690 86-0 (2019) Author: Metcalf, Will Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state debt. House: Appropriations - S/C on Infrastructure, Resiliency & Invest Left pending in subcommittee
HB 712 86-0 (2019) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Relating to the repeal of provisions requiring school districts to reduce their wealth per student to the equalized wealth level. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 735 86-0 (2019) Author: VanDeaver, Gary | et. al. Relating to the calculation of the rollback tax rate of a school district and a related study. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 749 86-0 (2019) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; imposing a civil penalty. House: Public Health Considered in Calendars
HB 768 86-0 (2019) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of property damaged in a disaster. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 932 86-0 (2019) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to equalizing compensation for certain wrongfully imprisoned persons. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 966 86-0 (2019) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to providing a sales and use tax refund or franchise tax credit for businesses that employ certain apprentices. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 982 86-0 (2019) Author: Parker, Tan
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the administration of "pay for success" contracts for state agencies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 983 86-0 (2019) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to a franchise tax credit for enterprise projects for certain capital investments. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1000 86-0 (2019) Author: Paddie, Chris | et. al. Relating to rural and opportunity funds and insurance tax credits for certain investments in those funds; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing fees. House: International Relations & Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1034 86-0 (2019) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the repeal of provisions requiring school districts to reduce their wealth per student to the equalized wealth level. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1046 86-0 (2019) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the allocation to the state highway fund of certain motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenue and to the use of that revenue. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1052 86-0 (2019) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 1056 86-0 (2019) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of leased motor vehicles that are not held primarily for the production of income by the lessee. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1068 86-0 (2019) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al. Relating to strategies for railroad relocation and improvement, including a franchise tax credit for certain railroad reconstruction or replacement expenditures. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1077 86-0 (2019) Author: White, James Relating to public school finance, supporting public education funding through an increase in the state sales and use tax rate, and requiring a reduction in school district maintenance and operation ad valorem taxes; making an appropriation; increasing the rate of a tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1096 86-0 (2019) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the modernization of state agency information technology systems. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1111 86-0 (2019) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to maternal and newborn health care. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 1113 86-0 (2019) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Relating to state contract limitations and programs for sex trafficking prevention and victim treatment. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1131 86-0 (2019) Author: Cole, Sheryl | et. al.
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the creation of a state financing program administered by the Texas Public Finance Authority to assist certain school districts with certain expenses; granting authority to issue bonds or other obligations. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 1144 86-0 (2019) Author: Thierry, Shawn Relating to sales and use taxes on e-cigarette vapor products to benefit the child health plan program; imposing taxes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1145 86-0 (2019) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; authorizing and increasing criminal fines; eliminating program surcharges. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1170 86-0 (2019) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to prohibiting the investment of certain state retirement system funds in companies that manufacture firearms or firearm ammunition. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 1192 86-0 (2019) Author: Thompson, Ed Relating to the amount deducted from certain distributions of local tax revenue as the state's share. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1214 86-0 (2019) Author: Cyrier, John | et. al. Relating to the allocation to and use by the Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission of certain proceeds from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods. House: Appropriations Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1243 86-0 (2019) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the allocation of certain revenue from mixed beverage gross receipts and sales taxes. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1248 86-0 (2019) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to a credit or refund for diesel fuel taxes paid on diesel fuel used in this state by auxiliary power units or power take-off equipment. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1299 86-0 (2019) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to requiring the comptroller of public accounts to establish and maintain a political subdivision disaster expenditure database. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1314 86-0 (2019) Author: King, Phil Relating to the release on bail of, and the reimbursement to a county for certain costs of confining, a person charged with an administrative violation of parole or mandatory supervision. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1422 86-0 (2019) Author: Paddie, Chris
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Historical Commission. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
See remarks for effective date
HB 1458 86-0 (2019) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; authorizing and increasing criminal fines. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 1477 86-0 (2019) Author: Price, Four | et. al. Relating to the use of grants under the emergency medical services assistance program and the distribution of certain revenue received by the comptroller. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1484 86-0 (2019) Author: Metcalf, Will Relating to the selection of the board of directors of an appraisal district; authorizing a fee. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1487 86-0 (2019) Author: Wilson, Terry M. Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; authorizing and increasing criminal fines. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 1499 86-0 (2019) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to authorizing the comptroller to release a reported owner's unclaimed property to the owner's crime victim in certain circumstances. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1524 86-0 (2019) Author: Shaheen, Matt
Sponsor: Paxton, Angela
Relating to correcting outdated references to the Texas Building and Procurement Commission. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 1525 86-0 (2019) Author: Burrows, Dustin
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to the administration and collection of sales and use taxes applicable to sales involving marketplace providers. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
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HB 1534 86-0 (2019) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the selection of the board of directors of an appraisal district; authorizing the imposition of a fee. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1543 86-0 (2019) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Fallon, Pat
Relating to methods to enhance the enforcement of the collection of the use tax due on certain off-highway vehicles purchased outside this state; providing a civil penalty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 1545 86-0 (2019) Author: Paddie, Chris
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, including the consolidation, repeal, and creation of certain licenses and permits; changing fees. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 1557 86-0 (2019) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the authority of a municipality to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1560 86-0 (2019) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a tax on title insurance policies written by title insurance companies to fund housing programs and services; imposing a tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1565 86-0 (2019) Author: Meza, Thresa "Terry" | 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 Left pending in committee
HB 1588 86-0 (2019) Author: Metcalf, Will Relating to the deadline for certain economic development corporations to file a certain report with the comptroller. House: International Relations & Economic Development Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1680 86-0 (2019) Author: Paddie, Chris Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1695 86-0 (2019) Author: Goldman, Craig Relating to the transfer of the regulation of motor fuel metering and motor fuel quality from the Department of Agriculture to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; providing civil and administrative penalties; creating criminal offenses; requiring occupational licenses; authorizing fees. House: International Relations & Economic Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1726 86-0 (2019) Author: Meza, Thresa "Terry" | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military service members serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1729 86-0 (2019) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the amount of the discount allowed for prepayment of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1746 86-0 (2019) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the sources of funding for the Texas emissions reduction plan. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1783 86-0 (2019) Author: King, Phil Relating to premium and maintenance tax credits related to certain fees paid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1788 86-0 (2019) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to certain required reports received or prepared by state agencies and other governmental entities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1800 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the Texas resilience infrastructure fund; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds; making an appropriation. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1802 86-0 (2019) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to a request for binding arbitration of certain appraisal review board orders. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Property Tax
Effective immediately
HB 1803 86-0 (2019) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to the comptroller's access to criminal history record information of wrongfully imprisoned persons. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 1816 86-0 (2019) Author: Beckley, Michelle Relating to ad valorem tax protests and appeals on the ground of the unequal appraisal of property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1917 86-0 (2019) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the creation of the disaster response loan fund and the permissible uses of that fund; making an appropriation; authorizing a fee. House: Appropriations - S/C on Infrastructure, Resiliency & Invest
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 1937 86-0 (2019) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to a franchise or insurance tax credit for certain low-income housing developments. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
No action taken in committee
HB 1977 86-0 (2019) Author: Cole, Sheryl Relating to a requirement that a fiscal impact statement be provided before a taxing unit may enter into a tax abatement agreement. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1987 86-0 (2019) Author: Leman, Ben Relating to reporting requirements regarding eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2042 86-0 (2019) Author: Stucky, Lynn
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to postpayment audits conducted by the comptroller and annual financial reports submitted by state agencies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2048 86-0 (2019) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; eliminating program surcharges; authorizing and increasing criminal fines; increasing a fee. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2064 86-0 (2019) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to recovery of the funds of an estate delivered to the comptroller. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2082 86-0 (2019) Author: Stucky, Lynn Relating to recovery audits of payments made by state agencies to vendors. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2120 86-0 (2019) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government; imposing a fee; creating a criminal offense. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2132 86-0 (2019) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the requirement that the comptroller of public accounts receive copies of orders adopted in connection with the administration of elections. House: Elections Considered in Calendars
HB 2153 86-0 (2019) Author: Burrows, Dustin
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to a single local use tax rate as an alternative to combined local use tax rates for computing the amount of local use taxes remote sellers are required to collect and to the allocation of tax revenue collected at that rate. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
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HB 2154 86-0 (2019) Author: Landgraf, Brooks | et. al. Relating to a commission to study the needs of areas of the state significantly affected by oil and gas production. House: Appropriations - S/C on Infrastructure, Resiliency & Invest Point of order sustained
HB 2162 86-0 (2019) Author: Cole, Sheryl | et. al. Relating to a study on the suitability of unused and underused public facilities for joint use by state and local governmental entities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2256 86-0 (2019) Author: Sanford, Scott
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to procedures for tax auditing, determining amounts of overpayments, and obtaining reimbursements of overpayments of gas production taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2325 86-0 (2019) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to information and communication of governmental and other entities regarding disasters and health and human services. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2358 86-0 (2019) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Paxton, Angela
Relating to the payment of certain sales and use taxes by a retailer. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
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HB 2384 86-0 (2019) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Relating to judicial compensation and assignment, the contributions to, benefits from, membership in, and administration of the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan One and Plan Two, and the compensation and retirement benefits of certain prosecutors and other members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2386 86-0 (2019) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the exclusion of the operation of certain vehicles from commercial driver's license requirements. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation
Placed on local & uncontested calendar
HB 2397 86-0 (2019) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain businesses that make investments in qualified opportunity zones. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2407 86-0 (2019) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the authority of a municipality to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2415 86-0 (2019) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2458 86-0 (2019) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Fallon, Pat
Relating to the operation and administration of the Texas Bullion Depository. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 2459 86-0 (2019) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to information resources technology procurement by state agencies. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2463 86-0 (2019) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the deposit and allocation of certain funds to the horse industry escrow account and to the maximum balance of that account. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2473 86-0 (2019) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to eligibility for membership and funding of benefits for certain law enforcement, custodial, and other peace officers. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 2476 86-0 (2019) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the operations, communications, and notice procedures of state agencies. House: State Affairs Received from the House
HB 2537 86-0 (2019) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al. Relating to the allocation and deposit of certain surplus state revenue to the property tax relief fund for use in reducing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2545 86-0 (2019) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to franchise tax, oil production tax, and gas production tax incentives for certain desalination facility operations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 2563 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the establishment and duties of the Texas Medical Cannabis Council. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2574 86-0 (2019) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to the administration of the ad valorem tax system; authorizing a fee. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2581 86-0 (2019) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the administration of and funding for the Texas emissions reduction plan; reducing a surcharge. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2587 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Paxton, Angela
Relating to the business of travel insurance. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2620 86-0 (2019) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles, including the enforcement of motor vehicle size and weight limitations; creating a criminal offense. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2665 86-0 (2019) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to receive certain tax revenue or pledge that revenue for the payment of obligations related to projects involving hotels. House: International Relations & Economic Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2668 86-0 (2019) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Paxton, Angela
Relating to the dissolution of a direct-support organization established by the Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board and the transfer of funds related to prepaid higher education tuition scholarships to the Texas Match the Promise Foundation or a successor entity. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2675 86-0 (2019) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the repeal of the provisions providing for the suspension of the collection of certain fees when the balance in the oil and gas regulation and cleanup fund exceeds a specified amount. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2696 86-0 (2019) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections for noncommercial vehicles and the imposition of replacement fees. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2759 86-0 (2019) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2802 86-0 (2019) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to the amounts, availability, and use of certain statutorily dedicated revenue and accounts; reducing or affecting the amounts of certain statutorily dedicated fees. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2806 86-0 (2019) Author: Morrison, Geanie W. | et. al.
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol
Relating to the creation of the Texas music incubator rebate program to provide for rebates of a portion of certain taxes collected from certain music venues and promoters of certain music festivals. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2808 86-0 (2019) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the publication of required notice by a political subdivision by alternative media and on the Internet. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2849 86-0 (2019) Author: Goodwin, Vikki Relating to the imposition of a sales tax on ammunition, firearms, and firearms accessories to provide funding for a grant program for mental health services. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2859 86-0 (2019) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni
Sponsor: Fallon, Pat
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Property Tax
See remarks for effective date
HB 2884 86-0 (2019) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Relating to statewide technology centers and cloud computing services. House: State Affairs Failed to pass to engrossment
HB 2915 86-0 (2019) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to state and local taxes and fees. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2953 86-0 (2019) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to a grant program to provide salary increases to full-time peace officers employed by certain local governments with limited tax bases. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2995 86-0 (2019) Author: Talarico, James | et. al. Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for educational materials purchased by a teacher. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3001 86-0 (2019) Author: Morrison, Geanie W.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the fiscal transparency of special purpose districts and other political subdivisions. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 3006 86-0 (2019) Author: Burrows, Dustin
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the administration of the mixed beverage sales tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Business & Commerce
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HB 3067 86-0 (2019) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to an oil and gas production tax credit for oil and gas producers that provide produced water for recycling. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3118 86-0 (2019) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to the titling of certain off-highway vehicles purchased outside this state. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Transportation
HB 3206 86-0 (2019) Author: González, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of prostitution and to a court cost imposed on conviction of certain trafficking of persons and prostitution offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3208 86-0 (2019) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to providing a sales and use tax refund or franchise tax credit for businesses that employ persons with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3239 86-0 (2019) Author: Middleton, Mayes Relating to the school district property value study conducted by the comptroller of public accounts. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3241 86-0 (2019) Author: Middleton, Mayes Relating to the system for appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3249 86-0 (2019) Author: Kacal, Kyle Relating to the use of Texas emissions reduction plan funds for a study conducted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. House: Environmental Regulation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3253 86-0 (2019) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to a study regarding ad valorem tax relief through the use of a circuit breaker program. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3298 86-0 (2019) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a periodic review and expiration dates of state and local tax preferences. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3317 86-0 (2019) Author: Zerwas, John
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue and allocation of accrued interest on dedicated revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 3362 86-0 (2019) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al. Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with a disability in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3366 86-0 (2019) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the deposit and distribution by the Texas Racing Commission of certain pari-mutuel wagering funds to benefit the Texas-bred program. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 3384 86-0 (2019) Author: Shine, Hugh
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Relating to the authority of the comptroller to conduct a limited-scope review of an appraisal district located in an area declared by the governor to be a disaster area. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Property Tax
Effective immediately
HB 3423 86-0 (2019) Author: Allison, Steve | et. al. Relating to ad valorem and franchise tax credits for donations to school districts to create or support career and technical education programs or courses. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3427 86-0 (2019) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to an increase in the state sales and use tax rate for the purpose of reducing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes; increasing the rate of a tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3469 86-0 (2019) Author: Wilson, Terry M. Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Transportation on the feasibility of charging a pavement consumption fee for the operation of certain motor vehicles on public highways. House: Transportation Received from the House
HB 3491 86-0 (2019) Author: Cole, Sheryl Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for taxable items used to assist persons with an intellectual or developmental disability. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3598 86-0 (2019) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to certain unclaimed property that is presumed abandoned. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 3626 86-0 (2019) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to the comptroller's administration of federal money and certain general revenue and to the use of certain general revenue for property tax relief. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3678 86-0 (2019) Author: Frank, James B. Relating to a study on reporting and accessibility of county budget information. House: County Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3717 86-0 (2019) Author: Dominguez, Alex Relating to an oil and gas production tax credit for oil and gas producers that provide treated produced water to aquifer storage and recovery project operators. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3726 86-0 (2019) Author: Tinderholt, Tony Relating to the use of the law enforcement officer standards and education fund for continuing education expenses of law enforcement personnel at private or independent institutions of higher education. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3727 86-0 (2019) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to the online publication of information by certain special purpose districts. House: County Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3733 86-0 (2019) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the allocation and deposit of certain surplus state revenue to the property tax relief fund for use in reducing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3745 86-0 (2019) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan fund and account. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
See remarks for effective date
HB 3778 86-0 (2019) Author: Button, Angie Relating to regulation of short-term rental units; authorizing a civil penalty; limiting the amount of a fee. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3779 86-0 (2019) Author: Button, Angie Relating to the collection of state, municipal, and county hotel occupancy taxes by a short-term rental marketplace. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3793 86-0 (2019) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district for maintenance and operations purposes of the total appraised value of a residence homestead and the offsetting of the resulting revenue loss to school districts with state sales and use tax revenue. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3823 86-0 (2019) Author: Sherman, Sr., Carl | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities that provide paid family care leave. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3851 86-0 (2019) Author: Lang, Mike Relating to unfunded state educational mandates imposed on school districts. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 3852 86-0 (2019) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to purchasing and contracting by governmental entities; authorizing fees. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3866 86-0 (2019) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to a franchise tax credit based on the ad valorem taxes paid by a taxable entity on certain inventory. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3868 86-0 (2019) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of tangible personal property held for sale at retail and a franchise tax credit based on the ad valorem taxes paid on such property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3869 86-0 (2019) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of tangible personal property held for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3870 86-0 (2019) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to a franchise tax credit for ad valorem taxes paid by a taxable entity on certain inventory. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3872 86-0 (2019) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to data matching with financial institutions to facilitate the collection of state delinquent tax liabilities. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3907 86-0 (2019) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to use of the electronic funds transfer system operated by the comptroller. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3968 86-0 (2019) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to a periodic review and expiration dates of state and local tax preferences. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4013 86-0 (2019) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Relating to sales and use taxes on e-cigarettes and vapor products; imposing taxes; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing the imposition of a fee. House: Ways & Means Returned to committee
HB 4032 86-0 (2019) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the regulation, permitting, and taxation of certain boats and boat motors; imposing a fee. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 4037 86-0 (2019) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the creation of a state-administered retirement plan; authorizing administrative penalties. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 4153 86-0 (2019) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the compensation and benefits of persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Appropriations Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4174 86-0 (2019) Author: Leach, Jeff
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of the event reimbursement programs, including the Pan American Games trust fund, Olympic Games trust fund, Major Events reimbursement program fund, Motor Sports Racing trust fund, and Events trust fund; including conforming amendments. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
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HB 4216 86-0 (2019) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to the deposit of certain hotel occupancy and car rental tax revenue into the foundation school fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 4225 86-0 (2019) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to a franchise tax credit for investment in certain communities; authorizing a fee. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4239 86-0 (2019) Author: Goodwin, Vikki Relating to the allocation and dedication of certain revenue to the foundation school fund, the economic stabilization fund, and the state highway fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 4253 86-0 (2019) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land on the basis of its use for wildlife management. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4279 86-0 (2019) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to establish, operate, and, through the issuance of general obligation bonds, finance a grant program to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions and the state for projects related to disaster recovery; disaster mitigation; or construct, repair, rehabilitate, or reconstruct state or local infrastructure. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4281 86-0 (2019) Author: Israel, Celia Relating to a county motor fuels tax in certain counties for mobility improvement projects; providing authority to impose the tax, issue bonds, and impose penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4304 86-0 (2019) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to appropriations to and revenue of the Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 4306 86-0 (2019) Author: Biedermann, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to border security infrastructure enhancement projects and the creation of a fund to pay for those projects; allocating the earnings on the balance of that fund and reimbursement of related expenditures; including a study on water retention infrastructure near the border. House: State Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Considered in public hearing
HB 4309 86-0 (2019) Author: Zerwas, John
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the transfer of certain functions relating to state employee leave from the state auditor to the comptroller. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 4347 86-0 (2019) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to use certain tax revenue for hotel and convention center projects and other qualified projects. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 4363 86-0 (2019) Author: Cain, Briscoe Relating to an increase in the state sales and use tax rate for the purpose of reducing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes and a study of additional changes to the rate and application of the state sales and use tax for that same purpose; increasing the rate of a tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4366 86-0 (2019) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for school supplies purchased by certain teachers for a limited period. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4376 86-0 (2019) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to certain colocation data centers from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 4387 86-0 (2019) Author: Wilson, Terry M. Relating to the applicability of sales and use taxes to unprocessed sand, dirt, and gravel and the use of certain state revenue derived from those taxes for county road maintenance. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4485 86-0 (2019) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to a study of economic development incentives provided to businesses and members of the public by certain political subdivisions. House: International Relations & Economic Development Referred to International Relations & Economic Development
HB 4524 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to multipurpose convention center facility projects. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 4542 86-0 (2019) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to reports by persons involved in the manufacture and distribution of alcoholic beverages for purposes of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 4603 86-0 (2019) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to the allocation and deposit of certain surplus state revenue to the property tax relief fund for use in reducing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes and providing compensation for teachers, counselors, and librarians employed in public schools. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 4609 86-0 (2019) Author: Neave, Victoria Relating to the consideration of sexual harassment claims against contractors in awarding certain state agency contracts. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4614 86-0 (2019) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the administration, collection, and remittance of the cigarette tax; requiring a permit. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 4625 86-0 (2019) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to abolishing certain county boards of education, boards of county school trustees, and offices of county school superintendent. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 4756 86-0 (2019) Author: Lopez, Ray Relating to authorizing the increase or decrease of the rates of the gasoline and diesel fuel taxes based on the cost of certain highway projects. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 5 86-0 (2019) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the dedication of certain sales and use tax revenue to the Texas mental and behavioral health research fund established to fund research, treatment, and access to services in this state for behavioral health, mental health, and substance use and addiction issues. House: Public Health
Senate: Finance
Placed on intent calendar
HJR 10 86-0 (2019) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas legacy fund and the Texas legacy distribution fund, dedicating the Texas legacy distribution fund to certain state infrastructure projects or the reduction of certain long-term obligations, and providing for the transfer of certain general revenues to the economic stabilization fund, the Texas legacy fund, and the state highway fund. House: Appropriations - S/C on Infrastructure, Resiliency & Invest Received from the House
HJR 15 86-0 (2019) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 24 86-0 (2019) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation for public education unless the requirement is met. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HJR 42 86-0 (2019) Author: Metcalf, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment for the creation of an endowment fund for this state and for the retention, transfer, or appropriation of fund assets, including investment earnings received on fund assets. House: Appropriations - S/C on Infrastructure, Resiliency & Invest Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 73 86-0 (2019) Author: Meza, Thresa "Terry" Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum; authorizing new fees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 82 86-0 (2019) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Flores, Peter
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of and use of money in the generate recurring oil wealth for Texas (GROW Texas) fund and allocating certain general revenues to that fund, the economic stabilization fund, and the state highway fund. House: Appropriations - S/C on Infrastructure, Resiliency & Invest
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HJR 113 86-0 (2019) Author: King, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation for public education unless the requirement is met. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 144 86-0 (2019) Author: Krause, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenue to provide for property tax relief and public school teacher compensation. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 2 86-0 (2019) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Burrows, Dustin | et. al.
Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Property Tax
See remarks for effective date
SB 21 86-0 (2019) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zerwas, John | et. al.
Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 26 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Cyrier, John | et. al.
Relating to the allocation to and use by the Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission of certain proceeds from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 37 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Krause, Matt | et. al.
Relating to a prohibition on the use of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for refusal to grant or renew an occupational license or other disciplinary action in relation to an occupational license. House: Higher Education
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 39 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the consolidation and allocation of state civil court costs; increasing certain civil court costs. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 50 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 58 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Bohac, Dwayne
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of leased motor vehicles that are not held primarily for the production of income by the lessee. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Property Tax
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 65 86-0 (2019) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state agency contracting and procurement. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 66 86-0 (2019) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 67 86-0 (2019) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to the administration of the ad valorem tax system; authorizing a fee. Senate: Property Tax Left pending in committee
SB 69 86-0 (2019) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Relating to the allocations of money for transfer to the state highway fund and the economic stabilization fund and the investment of money in the economic stabilization fund. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 70 86-0 (2019) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to a single local use tax rate as an alternative to combined local use tax rates for computing the amount of local use taxes remote sellers are required to collect and to the allocation of tax revenue collected at that rate. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 87 86-0 (2019) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the vehicle safety inspection program for certain vehicles; imposing replacement fees. Senate: Transportation Left pending in committee
SB 88 86-0 (2019) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to a pilot project for financing certain Texas Department of Transportation projects. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 119 86-0 (2019) Author: West, Royce Relating to actions by a retailer that constitute engaging in business in this state for purposes of the use tax and to the allocation of certain revenue derived from that tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 127 86-0 (2019) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state agency contracting and procurement. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 132 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Longoria, Oscar | et. al.
Relating to operation of the Texas leverage fund program administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank. House: International Relations & Economic Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 136 86-0 (2019) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the public school finance system. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 175 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris
Relating to eminent domain reporting requirements for certain entities. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 184 86-0 (2019) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for school supplies purchased by certain teachers for a limited period. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 194 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Moody, Joe | et. al.
Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
See remarks for effective date
SB 197 86-0 (2019) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al. Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 199 86-0 (2019) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the licensing and regulation of hospitals in this state; increasing the amount of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain hospitals; authorizing the imposition of a fee. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 202 86-0 (2019) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of property damaged in a disaster. Senate: Property Tax Referred to Property Tax
SB 214 86-0 (2019) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to funding for the economic stabilization fund, including the rates of severance taxes on oil and gas production. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 241 86-0 (2019) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Longoria, Oscar
Relating to certain required reports received or prepared by state agencies and other governmental entities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 274 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the driver responsibility program; reducing the amounts of surcharges. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 298 86-0 (2019) 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 338 86-0 (2019) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products. Co-author authorized
SB 346 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Leach, Jeff | et. al.
Relating to the consolidation, allocation, classification, and repeal of certain criminal court costs and other court-related costs, fines, and fees; imposing certain court costs and fees and increasing and decreasing the amounts of certain other court costs and fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/20
SB 353 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the assistant prosecutor supplement fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 397 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to funding of certain flood-related projects by the Texas Water Development Board and the reporting and administration of certain flood-related projects by the State Soil and Water Conservation Board. Senate: Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
SB 410 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to a franchise tax credit for ad valorem taxes paid by a taxable entity on certain inventory. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 411 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of tangible personal property held for sale at retail. Senate: Property Tax Referred to Property Tax
SB 412 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to a franchise tax credit based on the ad valorem taxes paid by a taxable entity on certain inventory. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 450 86-0 (2019) Author: Powell, Beverly
Sponsor: Metcalf, Will
Relating to the deadline for certain economic development corporations to file a certain report with the comptroller. House: International Relations & Economic Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 453 86-0 (2019) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of property damaged in a disaster. Senate: Property Tax Left pending in committee
SB 465 86-0 (2019) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to a public database maintained by the comptroller of information about certain political subdivisions. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 505 86-0 (2019) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education; making an appropriation. Senate: Higher Education Co-author authorized
SB 526 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the allocation to and use by the Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission of certain proceeds from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 557 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Moody, Joe
Relating to use of the electronic funds transfer system operated by the comptroller. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 570 86-0 (2019) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 574 86-0 (2019) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that establish a grocery store or healthy corner store in a food desert. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 577 86-0 (2019) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; increasing a criminal fine. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 619 86-0 (2019) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris
Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 685 86-0 (2019) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Relating to providing a sales and use tax refund or franchise tax credit for businesses that employ certain apprentices. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 687 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Burrows, Dustin
Relating to the use of information obtained by a person from the comptroller that relates to a taxpayer subject to an audit by the comptroller. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 689 86-0 (2019) Author: Paxton, Angela Relating to the repeal of provisions requiring school districts to reduce their wealth per student to the equalized wealth level. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 728 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the verification of information provided to the comptroller and contained in reports on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 740 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the creation of a state financing program administered by the Texas Public Finance Authority to assist school districts with certain expenses; granting authority to issue bonds or other obligations. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Public Education
SB 742 86-0 (2019) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to premium and maintenance tax credits related to certain fees paid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 748 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Relating to maternal and newborn health care, including the newborn screening preservation account. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 774 86-0 (2019) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities offering postsecondary tuition assistance. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 826 86-0 (2019) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to rural and opportunity funds and insurance tax credits for certain investments in those funds; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing fees. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 833 86-0 (2019) Author: Powell, Beverly Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 890 86-0 (2019) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to the administration and collection of sales and use taxes applicable to sales involving marketplace providers. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 891 86-0 (2019) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Leach, Jeff | et. al.
Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in and grants provided by courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing and imposing fees; creating a criminal offense. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
SB 893 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Klick, Stephanie
Relating to the requirement that the comptroller of public accounts receive copies of orders adopted in connection with the administration of elections. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 918 86-0 (2019) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; eliminating program surcharges; authorizing and increasing criminal fines; increasing a fee. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 962 86-0 (2019) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the determination of the sufficient balance of the economic stabilization fund for the purpose of allocating general revenue to that fund and the state highway fund. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 986 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Phelan, Dade
Relating to contract management standards and information for contracts related to emergency management. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1059 86-0 (2019) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the deposit of certain money to the disaster contingency fund for the purpose of paying costs associated with Hurricane Harvey. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1079 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a study regarding ad valorem tax relief through the use of a circuit breaker program. Senate: Property Tax Referred to Property Tax
SB 1080 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a county motor fuels tax in certain counties for mobility improvement projects; providing authority to impose the tax, issue bonds, and impose penalties. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1085 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the licensing and regulation of hospitals in this state; increasing the amount of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain hospitals; authorizing the imposition of a fee. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1097 86-0 (2019) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Relating to the authority of a municipality to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Co-author authorized
SB 1116 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to insurance premium tax credits for the construction or rehabilitation of a supportive housing property. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 1143 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of tangible personal property held for sale at retail and a franchise tax credit based on the ad valorem taxes paid on such property. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1151 86-0 (2019) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Longoria, Oscar
Relating to the comptroller's access to criminal history record information of wrongfully imprisoned persons and certain annuity payments payable to surviving spouses and designated beneficiaries of those persons. House: Appropriations
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1161 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the determination of the total taxable value of property in a school district under the property value study conducted by the comptroller of public accounts. Senate: Property Tax Left pending in committee
SB 1180 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Lopez, Ray
Relating to reporting regarding veterans treatment court programs. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1253 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Miller, Rick
Relating to a public database maintained by the comptroller of information about certain political subdivisions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1319 86-0 (2019) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to certain taxes and to an annual report submitted to the comptroller concerning those taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1332 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Nathan | et. al. Relating to sales and use taxes on e-cigarette vapor products; imposing taxes; providing an administrative penalty. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 1391 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. Senate: Property Tax Co-author authorized
SB 1411 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the creation of a state-administered retirement plan; authorizing administrative penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1420 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to recovery of the funds of an estate delivered to the comptroller. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1471 86-0 (2019) Author: Powell, Beverly Relating to imposing an additional fee for the registration of electric and hybrid vehicles. Senate: Transportation Left pending in committee
SB 1472 86-0 (2019) Author: Powell, Beverly Relating to the collection of state, municipal, and county hotel occupancy taxes by a short-term rental marketplace. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1571 86-0 (2019) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: Stucky, Lynn
Relating to recovery audits of payments made by state agencies to vendors. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1581 86-0 (2019) Author: West, Royce Relating to the regulation of the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, testing, possession, and use of cannabis and cannabis products; authorizing the imposition of taxes and fees; requiring an occupational license; creating a criminal offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1590 86-0 (2019) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to a franchise or insurance tax credit for low-income housing developments. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1599 86-0 (2019) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al. Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections for noncommercial vehicles and the imposition of replacement fees. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1656 86-0 (2019) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the conversion of plastics and other recoverable materials through pyrolysis or gasification. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 1669 86-0 (2019) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the permitting and taxation of certain boats and boat motors; imposing a fee. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1692 86-0 (2019) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the operation and administration of the Texas Bullion Depository. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1719 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie W. | et. al.
Relating to the allocation of certain state hotel occupancy tax revenue. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1734 86-0 (2019) Author: Paxton, Angela Relating to the dissolution of a non-profit direct-support organization. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 1793 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Longoria, Oscar
Relating to purchasing and contracting by governmental entities; authorizing fees. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1832 86-0 (2019) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to the creation of the Texas music incubator rebate program to provide for rebates of a portion of the mixed beverage gross receipts taxes collected from certain music venues. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1869 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities that employ persons with disabilities. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1903 86-0 (2019) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the exemption of precious metals held in a depository in this state from ad valorem taxation. Senate: Property Tax Referred to Property Tax
SB 1905 86-0 (2019) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a tuition equalization grant program administered by the comptroller of public accounts. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1906 86-0 (2019) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1943 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to the ad valorem taxation of heir property. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Property Tax
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1963 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. Senate: Property Tax Referred to Property Tax
SB 1964 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the use of certain aviation and air transportation-related tax proceeds for aviation facilities development. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1997 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the deposit and distribution by the Texas Racing Commission of certain pari-mutuel wagering funds to benefit the Texas-bred program. Senate: Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
SB 1998 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the deposit and allocation of certain funds to the horse industry escrow account. Senate: Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1999 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to an oil and gas production tax credit for oil and gas producers that provide treated produced water to aquifer storage and recovery project operators. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 2001 86-0 (2019) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to the creation of research technology corporations for the development and commercialization of technologies owned by institutions of higher education or by certain medical centers with members that are institutions of higher education; providing for tax exemptions; providing a penalty. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 2057 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to eligibility for membership and funding of benefits for certain law enforcement, custodial, and other peace officers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2069 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2079 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to procedures for tax auditing and determining amounts of overpayments of gas production taxes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2097 86-0 (2019) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the fiscal transparency of special purpose districts and other political subdivisions. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 2178 86-0 (2019) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to state fiscal matters. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2179 86-0 (2019) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue and allocation of accrued interest on dedicated revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 2210 86-0 (2019) Author: West, Royce Relating to the use of certain tax revenue by certain municipalities for the payment of job training programs and the development of hotel and convention center projects. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 2211 86-0 (2019) Author: West, Royce Relating to the administration of the mixed beverage sales tax. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2249 86-0 (2019) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to create sports and community venue districts and to authorize and finance certain sports and community venue projects; authorizing a tax. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Co-author authorized
SB 2253 86-0 (2019) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to fees on persons who sell or purchase e-cigarettes, vapor products, or cannibidiol products to benefit the designated trauma facility and emergency medical services account; imposing fees; requiring occupational permits. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2264 86-0 (2019) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to multipurpose convention center facility projects. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 2290 86-0 (2019) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the allocation of certain general revenues to the economic stabilization fund, the state highway fund, and the education enrichment fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2294 86-0 (2019) Author: Powell, Beverly Relating to a minimum wage and monthly stipend for municipal and county peace officers; making an appropriation. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2308 86-0 (2019) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to a study by the comptroller on the feasibility and desirability of implementing a recycling program that collects fees and issues rebates for certain materials. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2311 86-0 (2019) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to abolishing certain county boards of education, boards of county school trustees, and offices of county school superintendent. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 2326 86-0 (2019) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the franchise tax and alternative revenue sources and spending priorities for this state; repealing the franchise tax. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 2383 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to statewide technology centers and cloud computing services. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2418 86-0 (2019) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the determination of the sufficient balance within the economic stabilization fund and to the adjustment of allocations of amounts to be transferred to the economic stabilization fund and the state highway fund under Section 49-g, Article III, Texas Constitution. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2440 86-0 (2019) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the Texas school finance system, including the creation of the bicentennial education fund, the establishment of the Texas Education Investment Management Organization, and the management and investment of the permanent school fund. Senate: Education No action taken in committee
SB 2441 86-0 (2019) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to increasing the state sales and use tax rate, and requiring a reduction in school maintenance and operation ad valorem taxes; making and appropriation; increasing the rate of a tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 4 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the minimum amount that the state may contribute to the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 21 86-0 (2019) Author: Seliger, Kel Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for foregoing the transfer of oil and gas production tax revenue to the economic stabilization fund if the ending fund balance for the preceding fiscal year is greater than 10 percent of the prior fiscal year's total net general revenue related collections and for reducing the rates of oil and gas production taxes by amounts sufficient to equal the foregone transfer. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 40 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Nathan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation for public education unless the requirement is met. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SJR 41 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas Gaming Commission and authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed owners and certain Indian tribes to provide money for the foundation school fund and additional financial aid for higher education students; authorizing fees; imposing a tax. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 48 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation for public education unless the requirement is met. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SJR 50 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts. Senate: Property Tax Co-author authorized
SJR 53 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the state deferred maintenance fund to provide funding for deferred maintenance at state facilities and transferring economic stabilization fund money to that fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 54 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting appropriations from the economic stabilization fund to prevent the fund balance from falling below a prescribed minimum amount, other than in an emergency if certain requirements are met, and limiting the permissible uses of that appropriated money. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 55 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for periodic transfers of money from the economic stabilization fund to fully fund the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 56 86-0 (2019) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission and providing redistricting procedures for state legislative, state judicial, and congressional districts. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 71 86-0 (2019) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to use revenue attributable to oil and gas production taxes to increase the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and reduce the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. Senate: Property Tax Left pending in committee
SJR 72 86-0 (2019) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of and use of money in the education enrichment fund; allocating certain general revenues to that fund, the economic stabilization fund, and the state highway fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 77 86-0 (2019) Author: Taylor, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the dedication of certain severance tax collections for school district ad valorem tax compression. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 15 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 18 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state contracts and other state financial and accounting issues, including the delivery of certain Medicaid medical transportation program services; authorizing a fee. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 21 85-0 (2017) Author: Huberty, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Relating to the funding of primary and secondary education. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 28 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue, in certain circumstances, to adjust franchise tax rates to phase out the franchise tax and to the expiration of that tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 40 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government and the authority of the comptroller concerning related funds and accounts. House: Appropriations Placed on General State Calendar
HB 42 85-0 (2017) Author: Romero, Ramon Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain taxable entities offering postsecondary tuition assistance. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 44 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark | et. al. Relating to a limitation on the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 86 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to providing a sales and use tax refund or franchise tax credit for businesses that employ former offenders. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 89 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 102 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to exemptions from ad valorem taxes, the sales and use tax, and the franchise tax for certain businesses during an initial period of operation in this state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 182 85-0 (2017) Author: Bernal, Diego Relating to a study of the economic impact of requiring the disclosure of the sales price of real property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 231 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 236 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to equalizing compensation for certain wrongfully imprisoned persons. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 242 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al. Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 278 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the task force on asylum-seeking children. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 312 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis Relating to the creation and administration of a disaster recovery fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 328 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to state and federal laws regarding immigrants or immigration, including the enforcement of those laws by certain governmental entities and the use of consular identity documents for certain purposes. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 343 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain disabled veterans and surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 345 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 350 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 360 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to leave policy and procedures for state employees. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 386 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the requirements regarding creation of qualifying jobs for the purpose of eligibility for a limitation on appraised value of property for ad valorem tax purposes under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 390 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to school district ad valorem tax rates. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 456 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state debt. House: Appropriations Committee report sent to Calendars
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 486 85-0 (2017) Author: VanDeaver, Gary | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the calculation of the rollback tax rate of a school district. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 538 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 559 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al. Relating to the report prepared by the comptroller on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 579 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to notice by a state agency regarding certain contracts for which the total value exceeds that of the initial contract. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 595 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 599 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 611 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 636 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to a report on certain pending suits against the state, a state agency, or a state official. House: Appropriations Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 665 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the requirement that contractors verify compliance with wage payment laws in contracts with public bodies. House: State Affairs 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 742 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 754 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 762 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 769 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 773 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al. Relating to information on projected changes in weather, water availability, and climate variability in strategic plans of certain state agencies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 778 85-0 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to a credit or refund for diesel fuel taxes paid on diesel fuel used in this state by auxiliary power units or power take-off equipment. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 803 85-0 (2017) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to a temporary exemption from the sales and use tax and the franchise tax for certain businesses engaged in space flight activities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 826 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to an annual report on the financial impact of undocumented immigrants on the state budget and economy. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 850 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 855 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to the management and investment of the economic stabilization fund, including the determination of a sufficient balance within the economic stabilization fund. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 889 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 894 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners; imposing fees; creating criminal penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 906 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the creation of research technology corporations for the development and commercialization of technologies owned by institutions of higher education or by certain medical centers with members that are institutions of higher education; providing for tax exemptions; providing a penalty. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 934 85-0 (2017) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1109 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1118 85-0 (2017) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al. Relating to the abolishment of the State Council on Competitive Government and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller. House: Government Transparency & Operation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1127 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit pilot program for taxable entities that employ certain apprentices. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1139 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the comptroller's report on the effect of certain tax provisions. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1142 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1143 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to investment prohibitions and divestment requirements for certain investments of public money. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1146 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1147 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1184 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1215 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the inclusion of an incarcerated person in the population data used for redistricting according to the person's last residence before incarceration. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 1228 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the miscellaneous gross receipts tax on utility companies; decreasing the rates of the tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1230 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to franchise tax credits for businesses that employ veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1281 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and to goods and services purchased by governmental entities; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1290 85-0 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to the required repeal of a state agency rule and a government growth impact statement before adoption of a new state agency rule. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1299 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the procedure for the approval of rules adopted by the comptroller relating to the appraisal of qualified open-space land and qualified timber land for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1308 85-0 (2017) Author: Holland, Justin | et. al. Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1335 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the establishment of an education savings account program for certain children with special needs and other educational disadvantages. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 1343 85-0 (2017) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Relating to public access to financial and tax rate information of certain special purpose districts. House: Special Purpose Districts Referred to Special Purpose Districts
HB 1363 85-0 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain pool safety barriers. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1370 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to sales and use tax information provided to certain local governmental entities. House: Ways & Means Postponed
HB 1407 85-0 (2017) Author: Sheffield, J. D. | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1411 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to sales and use taxes on e-cigarette vapor products to fund grants for local law enforcement mental health staff; imposing taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1453 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to requiring state contractors and political subdivisions of this state to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify, and authorizing the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1471 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land on the basis of its use for wildlife management. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
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 1613 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to adjustment of the rates of the franchise tax; providing for decreases in tax rates. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1614 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to a franchise tax credit for enterprise projects for certain capital investments. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1621 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the transfer of certain unused franchise tax credits. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1674 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1695 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to training for governmental entities and vendors, including purchasing and contract management training; authorizing fees. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1712 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt | et. al. Relating to the abolishment of certain advisory committees and other state entities. House: Government Transparency & Operation Considered in Calendars
HB 1721 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1723 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the allocation of certain surplus state revenue for periodic reductions in the state sales and use tax rates. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1741 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1760 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to money transmissions sent to destinations outside the United States; imposing a fee. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 1841 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to the sunset review of the Legislative Budget Board and a study by the comptroller on the accuracy of fiscal notes prepared by the Legislative Budget Board. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1866 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to compensation and restitution to crime victims and the disposition of unclaimed restitution payments; providing for an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1870 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis | et. al. Relating to nonemergency medical transportation, shipping logistics, and coordination services for state agencies. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1908 85-0 (2017) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1940 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the use by the comptroller of public accounts of certain forms in connection with administration and enforcement of certain insurance premium tax laws. House: Insurance No action taken in committee
HB 2065 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to fines collected by a county or municipality from the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2144 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to disclosure of foreign ownership of insurers authorized to engage in the business of insurance in this state. House: Insurance Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2167 85-0 (2017) Author: Schubert, Leighton | et. al. Relating to state money or credit or a state guarantee used or provided for high-speed rail owned by a private entity. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 2171 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to notice to affected local taxing entities of certain claims for overpayment of sales or use taxes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2233 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the composition of the Contract Advisory Team. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2234 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to interstate purchases of goods and services through the office of the comptroller of public accounts; authorizing a fee. House: Government Transparency & Operation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2238 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to franchise tax and insurance premium tax credits for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing fees. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2277 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the temporary exemption or tax reduction for certain high-cost gas. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2305 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the operations, reports, records, communications, information technology, and notice procedures of state agencies. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Returned from the House for further action
HB 2384 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James Relating to a study on reporting and accessibility of county budget information. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2393 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to insurance premium tax credits for the certified rehabilitation of certified historic structures. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2453 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing fees. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2476 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to approval by the comptroller of public accounts of certain contingent fee legal services contracts entered into by public agencies. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2589 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of tangible personal property held for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2621 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to state and local tax incentives for certain enhanced oil recovery projects. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2627 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the withdrawal of a unit of election from certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities. House: Transportation Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2658 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to establishing the State of Texas Wealth Fund; making an appropriation. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2678 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to a study on the creation of bilingual zones in certain areas of this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2682 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the administration of and funding for the Texas emissions reduction plan. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2690 85-0 (2017) Author: Morrison, Geanie W. | et. al. Relating to the allocation of certain state hotel occupancy tax revenue. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2712 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to a firearm buyback program administered by certain local law enforcement agencies. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2713 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to an audit by the comptroller of unpaid oil and gas royalties held in trust by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2714 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of leased motor vehicles that are not held primarily for the production of income by the lessee. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2741 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the operation of casino gaming in this state by licensed persons in certain areas of this state to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage in the coastal areas; requiring occupational licenses or certifications; authorizing fees; imposing a tax; creating criminal offenses and providing other penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2745 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the preparation of government growth impact statements for rules proposed by state agencies. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 2749 85-0 (2017) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to the composition of the Port Authority Advisory Committee. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2756 85-0 (2017) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to certain procedures for tax redeterminations and refund claims. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HB 2829 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to enforcement of certain unclaimed property laws. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2833 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to a tax refund or credit for wages paid to certain employees. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2836 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn | et. al. Relating to a study and report on the establishment and implementation of a program that provides financial assistance to property owners who offer housing to veterans at risk of homelessness. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
HB 2909 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to reports on and the regulation of certain licensed activities and related organizations. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3026 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade | et. al. Relating to the abolishment of the used oil recycling account, deposits of used oil recycling fees, and use of the water resource management account. House: Appropriations Received from the House
HB 3079 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to imposing a tax on animal-tested cosmetics; providing a penalty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3168 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3169 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the operation and administration of the Texas Bullion Depository, to depository agents, to the appropriation of money from the fees, charges, penalties, and other amounts related to the depository and deposited to the general revenue fund for that purpose, and to the provision of a related ad valorem tax exemption. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 3176 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 3191 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to the appeal through binding arbitration of certain appraisal review board orders. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3220 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the regulation of insurance holding company systems, including internationally active insurance groups; authorizing a fee. House: Insurance
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
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 3391 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the creation of a specialty court for certain public safety employees who commit a criminal offense; imposing fees for participation and testing, counseling, and treatment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3393 85-0 (2017) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the extension of fees and surcharges providing revenue to the Texas emissions reduction plan fund. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3462 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the comptroller's processing of a claim for a tax refund. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3529 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the comptroller's investment of certain money held outside the state treasury. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 3557 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 3560 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom Relating to a joint interim study regarding health benefit coverage for obesity under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3566 85-0 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al. Relating to a franchise credit for entities that make certain railroad reconstruction or replacement expenditures. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3598 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the contract management guide for state agencies. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3601 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the creation of a state-administered retirement plan. House: Pensions Left pending in committee
HB 3608 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to government transparency and operations. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3630 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for investment in certain communities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3714 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Gina | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit pilot program for taxable entities that contribute to an employee dependent care flexible spending account. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3720 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government and the authority of the comptroller concerning related funds and accounts. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3739 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew | et. al. Relating to the distribution of the consolidated court cost. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Reported favorably as substituted
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 3772 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to operation of the Texas leverage fund program administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank. House: Economic & Small Business Development Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3831 85-0 (2017) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the procedure for adopting an ad valorem tax rate that exceeds a certain rate. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3843 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for low-income housing developments. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3850 85-0 (2017) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to state fiscal matters; authorizing a fee. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3854 85-0 (2017) Author: Morrison, Geanie W. | et. al. Relating to the movement of certain vehicles transporting an intermodal shipping container; authorizing a fee; creating an offense. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3971 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Relating to the method used to calculate the salary of a state judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3987 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 4014 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to new capital investment in the state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4031 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to insurance premium tax and alcoholic beverage tax credits for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4055 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4071 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4209 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John Relating to the Comptroller's Property Value Study. Filed
HB 4231 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to allocating a portion of oil and gas production tax revenue to the counties from which the oil and gas originated. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4257 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to constitutional allocations of money for emergency medical services and trauma care systems. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HCR 108 85-0 (2017) Author: Zerwas, John Directing the comptroller of public accounts to reduce the amounts of certain revenue that would otherwise be deposited to the state highway fund for the 2018 and 2019 state fiscal years. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 41 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 101 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax to the Texas Water Development Fund II. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 2 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the administration of the ad valorem tax system. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 3 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to the establishment of an education savings account program and a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Public Education
SB 4 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to the enforcement by campus police departments and certain local governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to related duties and liability of certain persons in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 17 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 23 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 29 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 42 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the security of courts and judges in the state; establishing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 48 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to exempting books purchased, used, or consumed by certain university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 72 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 73 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to leave policy and procedures for state employees. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 84 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to a pilot project for financing certain Texas Department of Transportation projects. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 112 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 131 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 134 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 200 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 245 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to voter information provided by political subdivisions before an election to authorize the issuance of bonds. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 252 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 253 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Relating to investment prohibitions and divestment requirements for certain investments of public money. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 254 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 255 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Simmons, Ron
Relating to contracts with and training for governmental entities and vendors, including purchasing and contract management training; authorizing fees. House: Appropriations
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 266 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the driver responsibility program. Senate: Transportation Left pending in committee
SB 275 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 289 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the preparation of government growth impact statements for rules proposed by state agencies. House: Appropriations
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Appropriations
SB 379 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to eminent domain reporting requirements for certain entities. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 400 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the verification of information provided to the comptroller and contained in reports on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Left pending in committee
SB 446 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the acceptance or expenditure of federal funds by a political subdivision. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 493 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the sunset review of regional mobility authorities. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 518 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 526 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Relating to the abolishment of certain advisory committees and other state entities. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 533 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to governmental entity contracting and procurement. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 542 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 594 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Relating to the procedure for the approval of rules adopted by the comptroller relating to the appraisal of qualified open-space land and qualified timber land for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/18
SB 596 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to imposing a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages; providing a penalty. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 619 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Relating to county and municipal cooperation with state and federal immigration law enforcement and efforts to enhance international border security. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 623 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a public information Internet website. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 625 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Stephenson, Phil | et. al.
Relating to public access to financial and tax rate information of certain special purpose districts; imposing a civil penalty. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 661 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 663 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to disposition of proceeds and property from asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 669 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Zerwas, John | et. al.
Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations; authorizing a fee. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Senate appoints conferees-reported
SB 700 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 704 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the public school finance system. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 706 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: Kacal, Kyle
Relating to the abolishment of the State Council on Competitive Government and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 756 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to required coverage for obesity under group health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 764 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Relating to accounting for costs incurred by this state as a result of the presence of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Referred to State Affairs
SB 906 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the movement of portable building units over a state highway; authorizing a fee. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 910 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 972 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem taxation purposes of real property on which a building completely destroyed by a casualty is located. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 980 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to state money or credit or a state guarantee used or provided for high-speed rail owned by a private entity. Senate: Transportation Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1008 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to funding for the economic stabilization fund, including the rates of severance taxes on oil and gas production. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1032 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1105 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Phelan, Dade
Relating to the abolishment of the used oil recycling account, deposits of used oil recycling fees, and use of the water resource management account. House: Appropriations
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1159 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to exempting course materials purchased, used, or consumed by certain students from the sales and use tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1209 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land on the basis of its use for wildlife management. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1221 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Gina
Relating to an annual report submitted to the comptroller by a municipality that imposes certain hotel occupancy taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1222 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the investment of a portion of the economic stabilization fund balance. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1267 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to school district ad valorem tax rates. Senate: Education Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1286 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1295 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing fees. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1311 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to the creation of a Texas resident driver's permit, provisional Texas resident driver's permit, and Texas resident driver's instruction permit and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; creating an offense. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1358 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the sunset review of the Legislative Budget Board and a study by the comptroller on the accuracy of fiscal notes prepared by the Legislative Budget Board. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
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 1389 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to a franchise tax credit for enterprise projects for certain capital investments. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1468 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1471 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1667 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Landgraf, Brooks
Relating to the nature, funding, and functions of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1711 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the claim process for unclaimed property. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1713 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to a study on sales and use tax compliance. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1738 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to historically underutilized businesses. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1791 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to veterans treatment court programs and the results of successfully completing those programs; imposing a filing fee on certain civil cases to benefit veterans treatment court programs; changing a fee. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1821 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue bonds. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1831 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Sponsor: Capriglione, Giovanni
Relating to an annual report on state programs not funded by appropriations. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1848 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1889 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to insurance premium tax and alcoholic beverage tax credits for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1908 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the selection of an arbitrator for purposes of an appeal through binding arbitration of certain appraisal review board orders. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1969 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Cyrier, John
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of the Texas Racing Act, including conforming amendments. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Administration
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 2038 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the composition of the Contract Advisory Team. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2060 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to compensation and restitution to crime victims and the disposition of unclaimed restitution payments; providing for an administrative penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2097 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the use of gold and silver coins and bullion. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2145 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to the public school finance system. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SB 2152 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the transfer of certain unused franchise tax credits. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2184 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to new capital investment in the state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2198 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to interest that accrues under the Property Tax Code. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2204 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the administration of the certified capital company program by the office of the comptroller of public accounts. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2208 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the transfer of the regulation of property tax professionals from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to the comptroller of public accounts; providing civil and administrative penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2213 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to state fiscal matters related to general government. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2217 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to state fiscal matters. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2218 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts in the state treasury, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2220 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the distribution of the consolidated court cost. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2239 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to ad valorem taxation. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 14 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 26 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting appropriations from the economic stabilization fund to prevent the fund balance from falling below a prescribed minimum amount, other than in an emergency if certain requirements are met, and limiting the permissible uses of that appropriated money. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 41 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for foregoing the transfer of oil and gas production tax revenue to the economic stabilization fund if the ending fund balance for the preceding fiscal year is greater than $5 billion and for reducing the rates of oil and gas production taxes by amounts sufficient to equal the foregone transfer. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SR 432 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Recognizing the Treasury Operations division of the Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts. Reported enrolled
HB 3 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 31 85-1 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state contracts and other state financial and accounting issues; providing a civil penalty. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 32 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Relating to the administration of the ad valorem tax system; authorizing fees. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Government Reform, Select
Postponed
HB 42 85-1 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark Relating to the selection of the board of directors of an appraisal district; authorizing the imposition of a fee. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 52 85-1 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the establishment of an individualized education plan account program for certain children with disabilities. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 58 85-1 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 72 85-1 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient. House: Ways & Means Recommitted to committee
HB 75 85-1 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to transferring to the property tax relief fund one-half of any unencumbered balance of general revenue at the end of a state fiscal biennium. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 83 85-1 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state debt. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 91 85-1 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to the abolition of ad valorem taxes and a study of alternative methods of taxation to replace revenue lost to political subdivisions as a result of the abolition of ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 92 85-1 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 97 85-1 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to actions by a retailer that constitute engaging in business in this state for purposes of the use tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 134 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and to goods and services purchased by governmental entities; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 146 85-1 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 156 85-1 (2017) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 176 85-1 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to equalizing compensation for certain wrongfully imprisoned persons. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 180 85-1 (2017) Author: Shine, Hugh Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 206 85-1 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason | et. al. Relating to a limit on local government expenditures. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 209 85-1 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the determination of the sufficient balance and management and investment of the economic stabilization fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 228 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to appropriations of water for use in aquifer storage and recovery projects. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 229 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 253 85-1 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to public school finance, including the establishment of a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 272 85-1 (2017) Author: Koop, Linda Relating to the creation of a state financing program administered by the Texas Public Finance Authority to assist school districts with certain expenses; granting authority to issue bonds or other obligations. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
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 285 85-1 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to elimination of certain property taxes for school district maintenance and operations and providing public education funding through an increase in the state sales and use tax rate. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 311 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to money transmissions sent to destinations outside the United States; imposing a fee. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 313 85-1 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to allocating a portion of oil and gas production tax revenue to the counties from which the oil and gas originated. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 346 85-1 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to making additional contributions to the state retirement system for education employees and to the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents. House: Appropriations Meeting cancelled
HB 347 85-1 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to government transparency and operations. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 348 85-1 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the administration of appraisal districts; authorizing a fee. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 363 85-1 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the allocation of certain funds designated for transfer to the retired school employees group insurance fund. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 367 85-1 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government and the authority of the comptroller concerning related funds and accounts. House: Appropriations Received from the House
HB 370 85-1 (2017) Author: Meyer, Morgan Relating to the creation of the attendance credit receipts fund. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
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
HB 390 85-1 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes. Filed
HJR 18 85-1 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 46 85-1 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to the state retirement system for education employees and to the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents. House: Appropriations Meeting cancelled
HJR 52 85-1 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment to allocate certain surplus state revenue to the retired school employees group insurance fund. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 53 85-1 (2017) Author: Huberty, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment transferring certain surplus state revenue in the economic stabilization fund and dedicating that revenue to public education. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
SB 1 85-1 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Government Reform, Select
Senate appoints conferees-reported
SB 2 85-1 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: VanDeaver, Gary
Relating to the establishment of an education enhancement program for students with certain disabilities. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 7 85-1 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations. Senate: Business & Commerce Received from the Senate
SB 21 85-1 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations; authorizing a fee. Filed
SB 93 85-1 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to ad valorem taxation. Senate: Government Reform, Select Left pending in committee
SB 96 85-1 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to ad valorem taxation. Senate: Government Reform, Select Left pending in committee
SB 109 85-1 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing state and local enforcement of immigration laws and to certain other provisions related to immigration law. Filed
SJR 6 85-1 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met. Co-author authorized
SJR 12 85-1 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund. Filed
HB 7 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain taxes, assessments, surcharges, and fees. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 8 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government and the authority of the comptroller concerning related funds and accounts. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 15 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the management and oversight of state contracts, including contracts for information technology commodity items. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Finance
House adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 26 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Relating to state economic development measures, including administration of the Texas Enterprise Fund, creation of the Economic Incentive Oversight Board and the governor's university research initiative, abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund, and renaming the Major Events trust fund to the Major Events Reimbursement Program. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 32 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to the computation and rates of the franchise tax; decreasing tax rates. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 35 84-0 (2015) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the amount of the discount allowed for prepayment of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Considered in Calendars
HB 79 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to exemptions from the sales and use tax and the franchise tax for certain businesses during an initial period of operation in the state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 81 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of nicotine products and cigarettes; authorizing a fee; creating offenses. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 86 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the creation of a select committee to evaluate the effects of a reduction in or the elimination of federal funding on the state budget due to federal fiscal policy. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 139 84-0 (2015) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Relating to the posting of certain notices for political subdivisions on the comptroller's Internet website. House: Government Transparency & Operation Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 151 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to authorizing a credit representing motor fuels taxes against, and imposing, a mileage tax and to the use of revenue from that tax; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 170 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, and tobacco products; creating criminal offenses. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 232 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 236 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to the creation of the Fiscal Risk Management Commission. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 246 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to franchise tax credits for businesses that employ veterans; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 290 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenues. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 306 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the provision of certain public benefits and services to persons not lawfully present in the United States and reimbursement from the federal government for those benefits and services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 310 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the cost of confinement and imprisonment of persons not lawfully present in the United States and reimbursement from the federal government for that cost. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 350 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain motor vehicles purchased or used by veterans with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Withdrawn from schedule
HB 399 84-0 (2015) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al. Relating to taxes wholly or partly deposited to the credit of the state highway fund; increasing the rates of the gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and authorizing the increase or decrease of those rates in subsequent years. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 457 84-0 (2015) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan, including the use of money in the Texas emissions reduction plan fund for rail projects. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 469 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
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 483 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 491 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al. Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 525 84-0 (2015) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to a franchise tax credit for wages paid to certain employees. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 539 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the procedural requirements for the adoption of a municipal regulation, limitation, or prohibition on the production, storage, or transportation of oil or natural gas; authorizing a fee. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 550 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four | et. al. Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 590 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Relating to the creation of research technology corporations for the development and commercialization of technologies owned by institutions of higher education or by certain medical centers with members that are institutions of higher education; providing for tax exemptions; providing a penalty. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Left pending in committee
HB 605 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities that pay employees during jury selection or jury service. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 619 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors. House: Ways & Means 1 hr. notice-for reconsideration
HB 630 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to requiring state contractors and governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-Verify, and authorizing the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 641 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 646 84-0 (2015) Author: Collier, Nicole | et. al. Relating to regulation of vapor products and cigarettes; creating offenses; authorizing fees. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 647 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the sale of nicotine products to minors; creating an offense. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 668 84-0 (2015) Author: Farney, Marsha Relating to the franchise tax liability of certain taxable entities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 682 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 728 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to exempting books purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for a limited period. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 754 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 799 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to a study conducted by the Legislative Budget Board on the impact to state agencies of federal regulations and mandates enacted by federal law. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 858 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to the presumption of abandonment of an inactive checking or savings account or a matured certificate of deposit. House: Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 889 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 895 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 903 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Relating to the investment of a percentage of the economic stabilization fund balance in excess of the sufficient balance. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 914 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the creation of a long-range revenue analysis committee. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 915 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to quarterly financial condition reports on collected and anticipated state revenue. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Placed on General State Calendar
HB 945 84-0 (2015) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Relating to the repeal of provisions requiring school districts to reduce their wealth per student to the equalized wealth level. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 958 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 982 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 999 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the comptroller's report on the effect of certain tax provisions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1000 84-0 (2015) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to state support for general academic teaching institutions in this state. House: Higher Education
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1003 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the periodic evaluation of certain exemptions from property taxes and state taxes. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1006 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1043 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1047 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1095 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the dedication of certain wine-related revenue. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1134 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1165 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the disposition of administrative penalties and fines collected for violations of certain laws involving the operation of an overweight vehicle. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 1261 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the comptroller's report on the effect of certain tax provisions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1328 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain persons with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1426 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al. Relating to certain requirements applicable to contracts entered into by, and the contract management process of, state agencies. House: Government Transparency & Operation Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1443 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the Texas Identification Number system. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 1454 84-0 (2015) Author: Raney, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to notice, reporting, and records requirements for holders of certain personal property that is or may be presumed abandoned. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1463 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the procedure for canceling an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of an individual who is 65 years of age or older. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1464 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the procedure for determining that certain land is no longer eligible for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1545 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the creation of the State Cemetery preservation trust fund. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1554 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to a report on local government operations prepared by the comptroller. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1634 84-0 (2015) Author: Romero, Ramon | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain taxable entities offering postsecondary tuition assistance. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1656 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to public financing of campaigns for appellate judicial offices; providing civil penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1714 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to a report by the comptroller regarding the misclassification of employees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1715 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to a report by the comptroller on wage theft. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 1811 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to a study of the participation of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in public higher education. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1836 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to the allocation of certain sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. House: Transportation Referred directly to s/c on Long-term Infrastructure Planning by chair
HB 1871 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the duty of the comptroller to report sales and use tax information to certain taxing entities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 1900 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 1928 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to franchise tax and insurance premium tax credits for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing fees. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1950 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to a municipality's or county's eligibility to receive money disbursed from a local events trust fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 1962 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to the franchise tax and alternative revenue sources and spending priorities for this state; repealing the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1965 84-0 (2015) Author: Paul, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1974 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue to phase out the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1987 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the authority of the governing body of a school district to waive or reduce the new jobs creation requirement under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1989 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller of public accounts. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2009 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the use of certain aviation and air transportation-related tax proceeds for aviation facilities development. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2075 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2104 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to procedures for the management, sale, or lease of certain state-owned real property and the management or collection of related funds, including disputed oil and gas royalties owed to the state. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2111 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2113 84-0 (2015) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the taxation of fireworks. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HB 2164 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the applicability of certain unfunded mandates on political subdivisions. House: Government Transparency & Operation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2165 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David Relating to repealing marihuana offenses; prohibiting the sale or distribution of marihuana to a minor; creating criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2228 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to a refund of certain sales taxes collected by certain hotels and restaurants that complete renovation projects; authorizing a fee. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2293 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the certification by the comptroller to the commissioner of education of the taxable value of property in each school district. House: Public Education
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 2294 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the audit, assessment, and collection of sales and use tax on general aviation aircraft under the Texas Tax Code. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2307 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the allocation of certain surplus state revenue for periodic reductions in the state sales tax rate. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2321 84-0 (2015) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of vapor products; authorizing a fee; creating offenses. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2341 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 2368 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the availability of state agency contracting information on the comptroller's Internet website. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 2392 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the establishment of a residential energy efficiency loan program. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2393 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to additional compensation for a person wrongfully imprisoned. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2416 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to an annual report on the financial impact of undocumented immigrants on the state budget and economy. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2420 84-0 (2015) Author: Kacal, Kyle Relating to a franchise tax credit for wages paid to certain employees by certain new businesses located in small municipalities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2425 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; assessing a fee; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2427 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities that pay tolls and other charges for use of a toll road. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2493 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of the State Securities Board; authorizing fees. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2506 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to an exemption for certain tangible personal property related to medical data centers from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2521 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Relating to the allocation and use of payments received under oil and gas leases of land owned by the state for a county road. House: County Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2542 84-0 (2015) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the establishment and administration of the qualified ABLE program; granting authority to impose a fee. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2582 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to the transfer of certain powers and duties related to endangered species from the comptroller to the commissioner of agriculture. House: State Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2640 84-0 (2015) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to the cost of confinement and imprisonment of persons not lawfully present in the United States and reimbursement from the federal government for that cost. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2691 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Tracy | et. al. Relating to a sales and use tax exemption and an oil and gas severance tax credit for the use of alternative base fluids in energized fracturing operations; imposing a civil penalty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2712 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to large data center projects from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 2737 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the allocation of certain motor fuels tax revenue. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2756 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Special Olympics Texas fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2783 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the task force on asylum-seeking children. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2786 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to incentives for the production of video games. House: Economic & Small Business Development No action taken in committee
HB 2865 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to electronic filing of certain reports; providing a penalty. House: Ways & Means Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2905 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the issuance of Texas Medical Center specialty license plates. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2996 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference. House: Economic & Small Business Development Laid on the table subject to call
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 3014 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the administration of "pay for success" contracts for state agencies. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3039 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to requiring certain metal building, roof, and component retailers to register with the comptroller; imposing a civil penalty; authorizing a fee. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Postponed
HB 3062 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 3125 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to abolishing the property tax assistance division of the office of the comptroller of public accounts and transferring its powers and duties to the newly created State Property Tax Board. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3221 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to mandating a study by the state comptroller on procurement consolidation of all state agencies in state government. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3241 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four | et. al. Relating to state agency contracting; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3242 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to ad valorem tax protests and appeals on the ground of the unequal appraisal of property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3258 84-0 (2015) Author: Meyer, Morgan Relating to the investment of a portion of the economic stabilization fund balance and the dedication of certain interest earned on the fund balance. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3295 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3328 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John Relating to certain state fiscal matters. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 3342 84-0 (2015) Author: Kuempel, John
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to interstate compacts and cooperative agreements relating to state purchasing. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3345 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to state contracting and management, and the establishment of a centralized purchasing, vendor management, contract audit and transparency system for state agencies. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 3402 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the authority of a venue district to act as an endorsing municipality or endorsing county for purposes of games or event trust funds; authorizing a fee. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 3507 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to providing a sales and use tax refund or franchise tax credit for businesses that employ former offenders. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3518 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks | et. al. Relating to alternative fuel fleets of certain governmental entities, including funding for motor vehicles, infrastructure, and equipment. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3549 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the review, approval, and monitoring of and reporting on state agency contracts. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3554 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to an oil and gas severance tax credit for the use of incremental production increase techniques. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3606 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to reporting requirements for receipt or expenditure of federal funds by political subdivisions that receive federal funds. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3613 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Relating to a Pan American Games trust fund, an Olympic Games trust fund, a Major Events trust fund, a Motor Sports Racing trust fund, and an Events trust fund for sporting and non-sporting events, and to the abolishment of the special event trust fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3617 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the establishment of a business investment fund in this state. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3626 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the allocation of certain surplus state revenue for periodic reductions in the state sales tax rate. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3637 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the verification of information provided to the comptroller and contained in reports on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3639 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the limit on the rate of growth in appropriations and to the authority of the comptroller to reduce the state sales and use tax rates for designated periods. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3644 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to establishing a student grant program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board funded by depository interest and earnings on certain unclaimed original land grant mineral proceeds. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3654 84-0 (2015) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the fiscal transparency of political subdivisions. House: Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3719 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Tracy Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain water-conserving products for a limited period. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3766 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3891 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain special purpose districts. House: Special Purpose Districts Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3988 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to transparency in the reporting of eminent domain authority and the creation of an eminent domain database. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 4005 84-0 (2015) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to the collection, administration, and enforcement of state taxes and fees. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4021 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to creating a tax severance credit for oil and gas operators for use of alternative fluids in place of fresh water solely in the process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 4039 84-0 (2015) Author: Wray, John Relating to mixed beverage taxes; repealing a tax; increasing the rate of a tax. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 4044 84-0 (2015) Author: Paddie, Chris Relating to the imposition of a fee on a holder of a permit for an oil and gas waste disposal well. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4106 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert | et. al. Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program administered by the comptroller of public accounts. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 8 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Committee report printed and distributed
HJR 45 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes, to reduce public school district property taxes, and to fund the state's rainy day fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 68 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 80 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 97 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 111 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HJR 120 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish the Alamo preservation fund and make a one-time transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Alamo preservation fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 1 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Relating to certain restrictions on the imposition of ad valorem taxes and to the duty of the state to reimburse certain political subdivisions for certain revenue loss; making conforming changes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 4 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Education
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 12 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Landgraf, Brooks | et. al.
Relating to alternative fuel fleets of certain governmental entities, including funding for motor vehicles, infrastructure, and equipment. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 20 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four | et. al.
Relating to state agency contracting. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 37 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to collect and study data on the participation of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities at public institutions of higher education. House: Human Services
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 62 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Relating to accounting for costs incurred by this state as a result of the presence of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Referred to State Affairs
SB 70 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to reports issued by the comptroller on the effect of certain tax provisions. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 77 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 80 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a periodic review of state and local tax preferences. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 97 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, and tobacco products; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
SB 116 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the investment of a portion of the economic stabilization fund balance. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 137 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the maximum rate of growth of appropriations. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 186 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the franchise tax and alternative revenue sources and spending priorities for this state; repealing the franchise tax. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 212 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the Texas Workforce Commission. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 219 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four | et. al.
Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 232 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 249 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state general obligation debt. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 272 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy
Relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Special Olympics Texas fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 1/1/16
SB 276 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program administered by the comptroller of public accounts. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 307 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state general obligation debt. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 309 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 321 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to the amount of money transferred monthly from the state highway fund to the Texas emissions reduction plan fund. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 331 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 341 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 401 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 515 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 543 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state contracts and other state financial and accounting issues; authorizing fees. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 574 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the creation of the State Cemetery preservation trust fund. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 591 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to certain reimbursements provided for the collection of sales and use taxes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 608 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to an exemption for certain tangible personal property related to medical data centers from the sales and use tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 620 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the issuance of commemorative coins by a vendor designated as the official state mint. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 633 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Isaac, Jason | et. al.
Relating to certain event trust funds and the abolishment of the special event trust fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 642 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 670 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the Texas Identification Number system. Senate: Business & Commerce Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 704 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state debt for transportation improvements. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 705 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the review of and notifications regarding certain state contracts. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 743 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the allocation of certain surplus state revenue for periodic reductions in the state sales tax rate. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 761 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the taxation of fireworks. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 805 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Raney, John | et. al.
Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 829 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the verification of information provided to the comptroller and contained in reports on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 845 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 851 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to reducing the penalty for certain offenders for possession of a small amount of certain controlled substances; creating a dedicated account. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 868 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a periodic review and expiration dates of state and local tax preferences. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 903 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to procedures for the management, sale, or lease of certain state-owned real property and the management or collection of related funds, including disputed oil and gas royalties owed to the state. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 989 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1027 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to refunding certain taxes remitted by racing associations in consideration for enhancing racing purses. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1042 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to fiscal transparency and accountability of certain political subdivisions. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1049 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al.
Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 1052 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1054 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1065 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to the certification by the comptroller to the commissioner of education of the taxable value of property in each school district. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1076 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to mixed beverage taxes; repealing a tax; increasing the rate of a tax. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1084 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to ad valorem tax appeals on the ground of the unequal appraisal of property. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1104 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to large data center projects from the sales and use tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1141 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the establishment and administration of the qualified ABLE program; granting authority to impose a fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1143 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the taxation, titling, and registration of certain motor vehicles. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1215 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to a study of the feasibility and benefits to this state of abolishing the property tax assistance division of the office of the comptroller of public accounts and transferring its powers and duties to an independent agency. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
SB 1219 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to a combined online application for persons applying for certain state and local economic development incentives. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1225 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1248 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1276 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the amounts, availability, and use of certain statutorily dedicated revenue and accounts; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain statutorily dedicated fees and assessments. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1291 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the collection, administration, and enforcement of state taxes and fees. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1351 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to transferring to the Texas Workforce Commission certain duties of the comptroller related to the Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1364 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy
Relating to electronic filing of certain reports. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1368 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Appropriations
SB 1371 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to imposing a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages; providing a penalty. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1394 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the presentation of evidence in appraisal review board hearings on protests. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/16
SB 1450 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; assessing a fee; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1512 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles fund. House: Transportation
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1527 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the duty of the comptroller to report sales and use tax information to certain taxing entities. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1559 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to an interagency plan to promote competitive and integrated employment for persons with disabilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1581 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1589 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to requirements for reporting unclaimed mineral proceeds to the comptroller of public accounts. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 1/1/16
SB 1595 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to money allocated under the federal-aid highway program. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1611 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the establishment of professional charter academies. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 1618 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to certain nicotine products other than cigarettes or tobacco products, including the sale or marketing of nicotine products to minors, the possession or use of those nicotine products by minors, and to delivery sales of those nicotine products; creating an offense. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 1638 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Relating to training for state employees, including procurement and contract management training; authorizing fees. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1657 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Miller, Rick
Relating to approval of the issuance of tax and revenue anticipation notes. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1664 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1668 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to an online searchable central grant database. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1808 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the confidentiality and use of information related to a taxpayer subject to audit by the comptroller. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1812 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to transparency in the reporting and public availability of information regarding eminent domain authority; providing a civil penalty. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1927 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the investment of a portion of the economic stabilization fund balance. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1975 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a study of the economic cost of significant oil and gas activity in rural areas of the state. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SJR 19 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting appropriations from the economic stabilization fund to a total amount that the comptroller of public accounts estimates will not result at any time in a fund balance of less than a prescribed minimum amount, other than in an emergency if certain requirements are met. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 23 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 25 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 33 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 45 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish the Alamo preservation fund and make a one-time transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Alamo preservation fund. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 6 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 7 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the amounts, availability, and use of certain statutorily dedicated revenue and accounts; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain statutorily dedicated fees and assessments; making an appropriation. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 14 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al. Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of certain entities responsible for public money. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Returned to committee
HB 53 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to certain reimbursements provided for the collection of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 54 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to certain reimbursements and discounts provided for collection and payment of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 55 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the exemption or tax reduction for certain high-cost gas. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 109 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners and the imposition of a fee on eight-liner owners; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 119 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to citizenship information reported by persons who receive local or state money to provide services to individuals in this state. 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 196 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to a study on the number of taxpayers claiming the federal earned income tax credit. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 197 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to an obesity and wellness information portal on the comptroller's Internet website. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 219 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the provision of certain public benefits and services to persons not lawfully present in the United States and reimbursement from the federal government for those benefits and services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 228 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the maximum rate of growth of appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 271 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to requiring the comptroller to assess ways to expand the provision of information about the federal earned income tax credit. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 291 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil Relating to a hiring freeze of nonessential personnel employed by a state agency. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 295 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the creation of a commission to study drowsy driving. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 311 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the exemption of certain transit districts from motor fuel taxes. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 329 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the inclusion of an incarcerated person in the population data used for redistricting according to the person's last residence before incarceration. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 361 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to group health benefits coverage for dependents of persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Insurance Considered in Calendars
HB 378 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 379 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of a fee on oil and gas waste disposed of by injection in a commercial injection well permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 381 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of a personal income tax on income that exceeds $250,000 to provide property tax relief and fund public education; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 414 83-0 (2013) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain research and development activities. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 433 83-0 (2013) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities that pay employees during jury selection or jury service. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 437 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to career and technical education and workforce development grant programs. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 479 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to the allocation to the state highway fund of certain revenue from the taxes imposed on the sale, rental, or use of motor vehicles. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform No action taken in committee
HB 514 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the allocation of certain revenue from the taxes imposed on the sale, rental, or use of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 519 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to voluntary donations to the Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 535 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 536 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the comptroller's report on the effect of certain tax provisions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 568 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the creation of a select committee to evaluate the effects of reduction in or elimination of federal funding on the state budget due to federal fiscal policy. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 585 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to ad valorem taxation; creating an offense. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 649 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan | et. al. Relating to tax reimbursement for businesses that refuse to comply with certain federal health care coverage requirements based solely on the religious convictions of the owners of the businesses; authorizing tax refunds and credits. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 661 83-0 (2013) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the regulation of the practice of professional surveying; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 684 83-0 (2013) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the inclusion of an incarcerated person in the population data used for redistricting according to the person's last residence before incarceration. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 724 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a commission to study unclaimed land grant mineral proceeds. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 735 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to imposing a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages and to the use of certain revenue for the promotion of children's health programs; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 756 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the establishment of a program to refund annually certain dedicated tax or fee revenues that remain unspent for the particular purposes or entities for which they were collected. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 779 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to imposing a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages and to the use of the revenue for the promotion of children's health programs; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 782 83-0 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 783 83-0 (2013) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenues. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 800 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption and a franchise tax credit related to certain research and development activities. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 859 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 883 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the franchise tax, including the $1 million total revenue exemption, and alternative revenue sources and spending priorities for this state; repealing the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 902 83-0 (2013) Author: González, Mary Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for books and magazines purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 953 83-0 (2013) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for research and development activities performed in conjunction with institutions of higher education; authorizing a tax credit. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 959 83-0 (2013) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and the preference given for goods and services purchased by state agencies; providing penalties. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 969 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain child protective services workers. House: Human Services Considered in Calendars
HB 1105 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the allocation of certain motor fuel tax revenue to the state highway fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1126 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to public financing of campaigns for appellate judicial offices; providing civil penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1162 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Ed | et. al. Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain disabled veterans and surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1223 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn | et. al.
Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to data centers from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1306 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1308 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to certain economic development programs administered by the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock Postponed
HB 1309 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to authorizing a credit representing motor fuels taxes against, and imposing, a mileage tax and to the use of revenue from that tax; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1311 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to a court cost assessed on conviction of certain offenses involving an elderly victim. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1317 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to directing certain surplus revenue to water infrastructure funding. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1450 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to pay-for-performance contracts for certain criminal justice programs and services. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 1473 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; assessing a fee; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1485 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George Relating to money allocated under the federal-aid highway program. House: Transportation Considered in Calendars
HB 1487 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the Internet posting of certain information regarding state grants. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1499 83-0 (2013) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain research and development activities. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1542 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the Texas military; imposing criminal penalties; authorizing fees. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1556 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to a periodic review of state and local tax preferences. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1603 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the use of certain tax revenue to enhance and upgrade convention center facilities, multipurpose arenas, multiuse facilities, and related infrastructure in certain municipalities. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 1609 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the limit on the rate of growth in appropriations and to the authority of the comptroller to reduce the state sales tax rate for designated periods. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1627 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the allocation of revenue derived from state gasoline and special fuels taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1630 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to data centers from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1656 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to funding for emergency medical air transportation provided to patients enrolled in the state Medicaid program; imposing a surcharge. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1660 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the collection and reporting of municipal and other local governmental entity sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1689 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to pay-for-performance contracts for certain Health and Human Services Enterprise programs and services. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 1706 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1726 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to shipping logistics and coordination services for state agencies. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 1787 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the elimination of the discounts allowed for timely filing and prepayment of sales and use taxes and the allocation of certain revenue from those taxes for certain workforce training programs. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1823 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the allocation of revenue received from the tax imposed on the gross receipts from the rental of a motor vehicle. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1835 83-0 (2013) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to a franchise tax credit for wages paid to graduates of certain institutions of higher education. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1878 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the allocation of certain revenue to the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund and the Texas emissions reduction plan fund and for congestion mitigation projects. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Transportation
HB 1923 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to the administration, collection, and enforcement of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1927 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the Texas military; imposing criminal penalties; authorizing fees. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1930 83-0 (2013) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the creation of the Fiscal Risk Management Commission. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1959 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to the retirement of certain state debt. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1975 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the revocation and reinstatement of an end user number for purposes of purchasing dyed diesel fuel. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 1983 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the fiscal transparency of certain entities responsible for public money. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2061 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to a tax credit for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing a fee. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 2083 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to the appropriation of service fees collected by the state and distributed to regional planning commissions via the commission. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 2096 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John Relating to the review and oversight of public and private partnership agreements and projects. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 2148 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the motor fuel tax on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas; providing penalties; imposing a tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2195 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to a franchise tax credit for building new single-family homes or duplexes that meet certain energy efficiency standards. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2203 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to curriculum and end-of-course assessment requirements for high school graduation, including the establishment of a workforce certification program and the elimination of certain tax discounts to fund the program. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 2224 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the qualifications of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 2235 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain motor vehicles purchased or used by veterans with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2250 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the franchise tax; changing the manner in which the franchise tax is computed and the rate of the tax; authorizing a filing fee; repealing the fee for failing to timely file a report. 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 2271 83-0 (2013) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to an annual hurricane damage mitigation week. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2300 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to funding and donations for county transportation projects, including projects of county energy transportation reinvestment zones. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2301 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to requiring state contractors and governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-Verify, and authorizing the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2314 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John Relating to annual training for certain members of the board of directors of an appraisal district. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 2335 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to state contracting issues, including the duties of the comptroller, quality assurance team, and Contract Advisory Team. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 2337 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to a vendor performance tracking system for state contracts. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Considered in Calendars
HB 2361 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to self-directed and semi-independent status of certain health care regulatory agencies; making an appropriation; authorizing fees. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2370 83-0 (2013) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax for a limited period following the relocation of a taxable entity to this state from another state. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2375 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to the authorization of racetrack extension locations, providing rulemaking authority to the commission and comptroller, and providing for administrative penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2390 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain research and development activities by taxable entities in the aerospace industry. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2446 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the definitions of advanced clean energy projects and clean energy projects and to franchise tax credits for certain of those projects. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2453 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to imposing a fee on the sale of cigarettes and cigarette tobacco products manufactured by certain companies; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2467 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act; authorizing a fee. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee

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