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HB 2004 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the Texas economic development fund for the Department of Agriculture. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
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 2564 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Relating to a periodic review by the Economic Incentive Oversight Board of projects undertaken by certain economic development corporations and the ad valorem tax incentive program established by the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 3360 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the Economic Incentive Oversight Board. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3798 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of an agriculture and rural ombudsman office. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
SB 656 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the establishment of an agriculture and rural ombudsman office. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
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 2136 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the establishment of a matching grant program for community development in certain municipalities and counties. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 227 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to disposition of certain unclaimed money by local telephone exchange companies. House: Higher Education
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 316 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to allowing a county commissioners court to contract with an attorney to enforce subdivision platting requirements in certain counties that are economically distressed or that are located near the international border of this state. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2667 84-0 (2015) Author: Ashby, Trent
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the abolishment of certain programs administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1408 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the establishment of a matching grant program for community development in certain municipalities and counties. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1586 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to disposition of certain unclaimed money by local telephone exchange companies. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
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
HB 533 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to a development of a workforce investment partnership in rural areas. House: Economic & Small Business Development Placed on General State Calendar
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 2048 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Rural Development Fund and to the establishment, operation, and funding of certain programs for rural economic development. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 2991 83-0 (2013) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to allowing a county commissioners court to contract with an attorney to enforce subdivision platting requirements in certain counties that are economically distressed or that are located near the international border of this state. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3039 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to financing programs and activities related to rural economic development; authorizing a fee. House: Economic & Small Business Development Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1214 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to certain economic development programs administered by the Department of Agriculture. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 1554 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: King, Tracy | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of a matching grant program for community development in certain municipalities and counties. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 947 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to a pilot program to expand access to career and technical education partnerships in rural areas. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 951 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Rural Development Fund and to the establishment, operation, and funding of certain programs for rural economic development. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 1181 82-0 (2011) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to abolishing the Texas Department of Rural Affairs and transferring its functions to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Department of State Health Services, and Department of Agriculture. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 2334 82-0 (2011) Author: Hardcastle, Rick | et. al. Relating to the operation by the Department of Agriculture of programs for rural economic development and the marketing and promotion of agricultural and other products grown, processed, or produced in this state. House: Agriculture & Livestock Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2994 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the creation, operation, and funding of the urban farm microenterprise support program. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3015 82-0 (2011) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3016 82-0 (2011) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to energy aggregation by counties in certain areas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3097 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the responsibilities of the comptroller and school districts in the implementation of the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3757 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the coordination of rural and small community initiatives. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
SB 51 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a pilot program to expand access to career and technical education partnerships in rural areas. Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture & Rural Affairs
SB 824 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the coordination of rural and small community initiatives. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 826 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of certain programs for rural economic development. Senate: International Relations & Trade Referred to International Relations and Trade
SB 1086 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Relating to the operation by the Department of Agriculture of programs for rural economic development and the marketing and promotion of agricultural and other products grown, processed, or produced in this state. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1462 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the enforcement of subdivision platting requirements in certain counties near the international border of this state. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Left pending in committee
HB 377 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Sid | et. al. Relating to the creation and funding of the Texas Rural Job Development Fund. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 702 81-0 (2009) Author: Heflin, Joe | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of school districts in certain counties to enter into agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1715 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Rural Development Fund and to the establishment, operation, and funding of certain programs for rural economic development. House: Agriculture & Livestock Considered in Calendars
HB 1911 81-0 (2009) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al. Relating to the Texas Rural Investment Fund. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 2312 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the creation of a rural economic development and investment program. House: Agriculture & Livestock Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3241 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to economic development in the state by creating economic development opportunities in counties that contain colonias and by developing the workforce by increasing adult literacy rates. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Left pending in committee
HB 4245 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to a pilot program to expand access to career and technical education partnerships in rural areas. House: Agriculture & Livestock Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4304 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to the granting or renewal of certain easements on or leases of certain university land. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HR 2959 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2374. Reported enrolled
SB 684 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Rural Development Fund and to the establishment, operation, and funding of certain programs for rural economic development. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1988 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Relating to the Texas Rural Investment Fund. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
SB 2405 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to a pilot program to expand access to career and technical education partnerships in rural areas. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SR 1093 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2374. Reported enrolled
HB 1114 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the annual privilege fee required to be paid to the commissioner of the General Land Office by the grantee of an easement to use certain public land for certain purposes. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 2542 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Office of Rural Community Affairs. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 2598 80-0 (2007) Author: Homer, Mark | et. al. Relating to the creation and funding of the Texas Rural Job Development Fund. House: Agriculture & Livestock Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1336 80-0 (2007) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Relating to the authority of a municipality with a population of less than 10,000 to enter into an agreement with an owner of real property in or adjacent to an area in the municipality that has been approved for funding under certain revitalization or redevelopment programs to prohibit ad valorem tax increases on the owner's property for a limited period. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1485 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Rural Development Fund and to the establishment, operation, and funding of certain programs for rural economic development. House: Economic Development
Senate: Finance
Placed on General State Calendar
SJR 44 80-0 (2007) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit the voters of a municipality with a population of less than 10,000 to authorize the governing body of the municipality to enter into an agreement with an owner of real property in or adjacent to an area in the municipality that has been approved for funding under certain revitalization or redevelopment programs to prohibit ad valorem tax increases on the owner's property for a limited period. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 498 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to a project that may be undertaken by a certain development corporation in connection with new or expanded business development. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 518 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to the evaluation of colonias in this state House: Border & International Affairs Referred to Border and International Affairs
HB 1747 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the creation of and funding for the Texas Entrepreneurship Network. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2597 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to systems for identifying colonias and for tracking the progress of state-funded projects that benefit colonias and the submission of a related report to the legislature. House: Border & International Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2638 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to measures to support efforts of municipalities and counties to recruit or retain special events. House: Local Government Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
SB 277 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to use of money in the Texas Enterprise Fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1253 79-0 (2005) Author: Brimer, Kim | et. al.
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to measures to support efforts of municipalities and counties to recruit or retain special events. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1304 79-0 (2005) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to projects that may be undertaken by certain development corporations with respect to business enterprises or business development. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1318 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to projects that may be undertaken by or supported by the tax proceeds of certain development corporations. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Business & Commerce
Transferred to Calendars Committee
SB 1711 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the creation of and funding for the Texas Entrepreneurship Network. Senate: Business & Commerce No action taken in committee
HB 289 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to a disclosure of a financial interest by a committee member or the executive director of the Office of Rural Community Affairs. House: Land & Resource Management Placed on General State Calendar
HB 407 78-0 (2003) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to water improvement projects authorized to be undertaken by certain economic development corporations. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 649 78-0 (2003) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to creating an interagency work group on rural issues. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3548 78-0 (2003) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to economic development financing, programs, and incentives. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 3549 78-0 (2003) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of the Texas Economic Development Bank and to the administration and operation of the product development, small business incubator, and enterprise zone programs. House: Economic Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 7 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to creating the Office of Rural Community Affairs. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 153 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to developing an international trade and development program for Texas-grown agricultural products. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture and Livestock
HB 453 77-0 (2001) Author: Swinford, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Haywood, Tom
Relating to the creation of the Agriculture Policy Board. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 499 77-0 (2001) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Relating to agricultural policy for the state. House: Agriculture & Livestock Laid on the table subject to call
HB 681 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Relating to an economic development program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 819 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to transfer of the Office of Rural Affairs to the Department of Agriculture. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 931 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to a coordinated economic development plan for the state. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1261 77-0 (2001) Author: Hardcastle, Rick | et. al. Relating to delivery of certain unclaimed property for rural scholarships and economic development. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1441 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Relating to certain anticipation notes for rural economic development. House: Land & Resource Management Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1596 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Relating to programs to promote agriculture and economic development in rural areas of this state. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1601 77-0 (2001) Author: Davis, John | et. al. Relating to exempting certain corporations from the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1723 77-0 (2001) Author: Seaman, Gene | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the creation of a county employment development board in certain counties to develop programs for rural economic assistance for career training; authorizing a tax. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1736 77-0 (2001) Author: Wolens, Steven | et. al. Relating to the enhanced availability of advanced telecommunications services. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1880 77-0 (2001) Author: Swinford, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the creation, operation, and administration of agricultural development districts and granting the power of eminent domain and the authority to issue bonds. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3389 77-0 (2001) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to franchise tax credits for telecommunications corporations for job creation activities and capital investments. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 3470 77-0 (2001) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to the financing of water and sewer programs in disadvantaged areas in certain counties. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 143 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to a coordinated economic development plan for the state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 331 77-0 (2001) Author: Haywood, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to agricultural policy for the state. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 716 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Counts, David
Relating to programs to promote agriculture and economic development in rural areas of this state. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 746 77-0 (2001) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy | et. al.
Relating to an economic development program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 827 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy | et. al.
Relating to certain anticipation notes for rural economic development. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1700 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the support and improvement of strategic investment areas and rural areas through the deployment of high-speed and advanced services. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1756 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David Relating to creating the Office of Rural Community Affairs. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 373 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Larry Directing the House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock to study the feasibility of rural agriculture enterprise zones.
SB 90 70-0 (1987) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to economic development in the region of the Texas and Mexico border. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to subcommittee
SCR 89 66-0 (1979) Author: Howard, Ed Creating a special committee to study rural industrial development. Senate: Administration Signed by the Governor
HB 1168 65-0 (1977) Author: Vaughan, Kenneth
Sponsor: Clower, Ron
Relating to the definition of "rural area" in the Texas Rural Industrial Development Act. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days
SB 1030 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the definition of "rural area" in the Rural Industrial Development Act. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
HB 334 64-0 (1975) Author: Finney, Dave Relating to allocating funds to the rural economic development fund and the rural industrial development fund. House: Public Education Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1859 64-0 (1975) Author: Hanna, Joe Relating to the financing of certain rural industrial development projects. House: Business & Industry Reported from committee with substitute
HB 873 63-0 (1973) Author: Finney, Dave
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Providing for three rural members of the Texas Industrial Commission; providing for a Rural Business Development Division of the Texas Industrial Commission and providing for a Deputy Director for Rural Business Development in the Texas Industrial Commission; providing for funding of the Rural Business Development Division of the Texas Industrial Commission. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Signed by the Governor
HJR 37 63-0 (1973) Author: Finney, Dave Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to permit the legislature to establish a Rural Industrial Development Fund, and make appropriations to the fund, to be used for loans to industrial development agencies to promote industrial development in rural areas. House: Business & Industry Reported favorably
HR 24 63-0 (1973) Author: Hubenak, Joe A. Requesting the national administration to end its freeze on rural programs. House: Agriculture & Livestock
HB 1573 62-0 (1971) Author: Kaster, James J. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Border Development Commission.
SB 931 62-0 (1971) Author: Word, J.P.
Sponsor: Presnal, Bill
Relating to the Texas Rural Industrial Development Act, relating to the promotion of industrial development and employment by the making of loans by the Texas Industrial Commission.
SCR 39 61-0 (1969)
HB 361 58-0 (1963) Author: Cannon, Joe Barnett | et. al. Relating to setting aside two per cent (2%) of all moneys collected under the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act, for use by the city councils and/or governing bodies of the cities in counties having a population of less than forty-five thousand (45,000), to promote industrial expansion; providing an effective date.
HB 698 50-0 (1947) Author: Gilmer, Claud Henry Relating to creating a "Texas Rural Development Commission".
SB 308 50-0 (1947) Author: Jones, Charles R. | et. al. Relating to creating a "Texas Rural Development Commission"; making an appropriation.

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