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HB 1168 85-0 (2017) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to the mineral use of land that has been subdivided for energy development resulting in the generation of electricity. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1597 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a requirement that the General Land Office conduct an evaluation and submit a report regarding the use of wind and solar power to desalinate brackish groundwater on real property owned by the state. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 199 85-1 (2017) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the authority of an electric utility to impose a rate or charge on an owner of solar or wind electric generation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 706 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of property on which a solar or wind-powered energy device is installed or constructed. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 745 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to the installation of solar-powered stop signs by a property owners' association. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 3539 84-0 (2015) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the regulation by a developer of the installation of solar energy devices in a residential subdivision. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
SB 991 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Relating to a requirement that the General Land Office conduct a study regarding the use of wind or solar power to desalinate brackish groundwater. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1626 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna
Relating to the regulation by a developer of the installation of solar energy devices in a residential subdivision. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 723 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to renewable energy capacity, jobs, and trading credits. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2338 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the enforcement of restrictive covenants regarding solar panels. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2500 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of solar energy property. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 3214 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the creation of an incentive program for solar and wind-powered distributed electric generation for public school property. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3584 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to rates charged and credits granted by certain electric utilities to retail customers with on-site solar generation capacity. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3843 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to providing, facilitating, or aiding the use of solar power or other alternative energy source in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
SB 304 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to requiring solar panels to be offered by certain builders of new homes. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 305 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain solar energy devices. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1278 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of solar energy property. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1453 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to rates charged and credits granted by certain electric utilities to retail customers with on-site solar generation capacity. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 362 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the regulation by a property owners' association of the installation of solar energy devices and certain roofing materials on property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 450 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the regulation of solar energy devices by a property owners' association. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 774 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to renewable energy capacity, jobs, and trading credits. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2287 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to net metering for public schools. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2288 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to the regulation of distributed renewable generation of electricity. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2428 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation for certain solar or wind-powered energy devices. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2961 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to the creation of a program for the development of solar energy industry in this state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3260 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to loans for energy improvements. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3532 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the creation of an incentive program for solar and wind-powered distributed electric generation for public school property. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 2688 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 362. Reported enrolled
SB 238 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the regulation by a property owners' association of the installation of solar energy devices on property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 302 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the regulation of solar energy devices by a property owners' association. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 330 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to renewable energy capacity, jobs, and trading credits. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 447 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the regulation of solar energy devices by a property owners' association. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 492 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the creation of a distributed solar generation incentive program. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 618 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain solar energy devices. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 619 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Relating to requiring solar panels to be offered by certain builders of new homes. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 981 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of distributed renewable generation of electricity. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SR 1253 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 362. Reported enrolled
HB 25 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Relating to the regulation of solar energy devices by a property owners' association. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HB 278 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to energy demand and incentives for distributed renewable generation. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 798 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the regulation of solar energy devices by a property owners' association. House: Business & Industry Subcommittee members named
HB 1140 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to a franchise tax credit for the purchase and installation of solar energy devices connected to an electric transmission or distribution system. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 1328 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation for certain solar or wind-powered energy devices. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1697 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to a solar energy technology generation incentive program to be administered by electric utilities. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1980 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the use of solar energy in certain state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities. House: Energy Resources Subcommittee members named
HB 2226 81-0 (2009) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to exemptions from the sales tax for certain solar and wind energy devices. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2753 81-0 (2009) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to the voluntary assessment of property owners by a county to finance certain solar energy improvements. House: County Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2956 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the regulation of solar energy panels by a property owners' association. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3045 81-0 (2009) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the development of a solar energy visualization platform by the State Energy Conservation Office. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3405 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Relating to the creation of a solar generation incentive program. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3706 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the creation of a Tex Sun solar energy system rebate program. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3849 81-0 (2009) Author: Hamilton, Mike Relating to the licensing and regulation of limited solar electric installers and limited solar electric contractors. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 4098 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to distributed solar generation of electric power. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4239 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the creation of a solar and distributed renewable generation incentive program. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 4459 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to economic development and employment opportunities in the renewable energy or energy efficiency industries. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4637 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants affecting residential homes. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 141 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide property tax abatement for home and business owners who install solar panels on their homes or businesses. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 236 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the regulation of solar energy devices by a property owners' association. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 403 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the regulation of solar energy panels by a property owners' association. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 427 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al. Relating to energy demand and incentives for distributed renewable generation. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 545 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: Strama, Mark | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a distributed and wholesale solar generation incentive program and to encouraging the use of solar energy devices. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 598 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to a pilot revolving loan program for retrofitting public school buildings with photovoltaic solar panels and associated energy efficiency improvements. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 599 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain renewable energy devices and manufacturing equipment. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 600 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to a solar energy technology generation incentive program to be administered by electric utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 619 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain solar energy devices. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 620 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the state's goal for non-wind renewable electric generating capacity. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 677 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to requiring solar panels to be offered by certain builders of new homes. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 832 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation for certain solar or wind-powered energy devices. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1420 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the sale of electric energy produced by distributed renewable generation owners. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1552 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants affecting residential homes. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1926 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the licensing and regulation of limited solar electric installers and limited solar electric contractors. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1415 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Relating to crediting public schools for the value of electricity generated by solar panels on public school building rooftops. House: Government Reform
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1651 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Relating to the regulation of solar energy devices by a property owners' association. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2226 80-0 (2007) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the creation of a Tex Sun solar energy system rebate program. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2905 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to an exemption from electrician licensing requirements for certain work involving a solar photovoltaic system. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HB 3243 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe Relating to requiring the installation of solar power generation panels in the construction of public schools. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3693 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to energy demand, energy load, energy efficiency incentives, energy programs, and energy performance measures. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 12 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Relating to programs for the enhancement of air quality, including energy efficiency standards in state purchasing and energy consumption; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
SB 358 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the regulation of solar energy panels by a property owners' association. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 504 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation for certain solar or wind-powered energy devices. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
SB 1357 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the creation of a TexSun Solar Energy System Rebate Program. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
HB 2857 79-0 (2005) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to increasing certain new construction energy efficiency standards and reducing the consumption of natural resources. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
SB 1561 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the promotion and development of renewable energy generation from photovoltaic and other renewable distributed generation technologies. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1953 77-0 (2001) Author: Longoria, John Relating to exempting renewable energy devices from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 857 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to exempting renewable energy devices from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
HB 346 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to tax credits for corporations engaged in the business of manufacturing, selling, or installing solar energy devices. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 756 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to the creation of solar easements. House: Energy Placed on daily Major State Calendar
HB 905 68-0 (1983) Author: Fox, Milton E. Relating to standards for testing solar energy devices. House: Energy Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 906 68-0 (1983) Author: Fox, Milton E. Relating to licensing of solar device installers; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 198 68-0 (1983) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to tax credits for corporations engaged in the business of manufacturing, selling, or installing solar energy devices. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
SB 518 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig
Sponsor: Turner, Jim
Relating to the creation of and laws applicable to solar easements; requiring certain provisions in an instrument creating a solar easement; making certain provisions as to restrictions which would affect the use or installation of solar devices in other legal instruments. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 848 68-0 (1983) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the licensing of solar device installers; prescribing the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Labor and Standards; setting fees; and providing enforcement procedures and a penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1140 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Fox, Milton E.
Relating to standards for rating energy devices for use in performance rating and certification of the devices and to tax exemption for certain solar energy devices. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 1329 68-0 (1983) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for certain solar energy devices. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 673 67-0 (1981) Author: Polk, Mary Relating to tax credits for corporations engaged in the business of manufacturing, selling, or installing solar energy devices. House: Ways & Means Coauthor authorized
HB 817 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to use of solar energy in government structures. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 818 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to exemption of solar and wind-powered energy devices from property taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 819 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to solar easements and property development measures promoting use of solar and wind energy. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 820 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to regulation of solar energy use by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Coauthor authorized
HB 1146 67-0 (1981) Author: Coleman, Ronald Relating to a program to demonstrate solar generation of heat for industrial purposes. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1154 67-0 (1981) Author: Coleman, Ronald
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to a program to demonstrate solar electric repowering. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1191 67-0 (1981) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to the licensing of solar device installers. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1200 67-0 (1981) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to creation of solar easements. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1315 67-0 (1981) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to standards for testing solar energy devices. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1335 67-0 (1981) Author: Hanna, Joe
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the use of solar energy in new state buildings. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1366 67-0 (1981) Author: Polk, Mary Relating to state loans to finance the purchase, installation, or repair of solar energy devices for use in residences or to finance the purchase of residences having solar energy devices. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HCR 36 67-0 (1981) Author: Coleman, Ronald
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Expressing support for federal grant to construct a solar repowering facility in El Paso. Senate: Natural Resources Signed by the Governor
SB 251 67-0 (1981) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to creation of solar easements. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
SB 267 67-0 (1981) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to tax credits for corporations engaged in the business of manufacturing, selling or installing solar energy devices. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 362 67-0 (1981) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to planning for, developing, and regulating the use of renewable energy; creating the Texas Renewable Energy Development Commission; providing for its powers duties and for advisory councils; providing for licensing requirements and procdures; providing for a penalty and for injunctive relief. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 363 67-0 (1981) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the use of solar energy in government structures. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 364 67-0 (1981) Author: Vale, Bob
Sponsor: Keese, Bill
Relating to exemption from taxation of value of property arising from solar and wind-powered energy devices. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to subcommittee
SB 542 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to restrictions by ordinance, regulation, or deed on the use or installation of solar or wind energy devices. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
SB 601 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to standards for testing solar energy devices. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
SB 637 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the use of solar and wind energy in new state buildings. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 690 67-0 (1981) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the Energy Development Fund and to a program to demonstrate solar electric repowering; amending The Texas Energy Development Act of 1977. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
SB 691 67-0 (1981) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Coleman, Ronald
Relating to the Energy Development Fund and to a program to demonstrate solar generation of heat from industrial purposes. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 778 67-0 (1981) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to state loans to finance the purchase, installation, or repair of solar energy devices for use in residences or to finance the purchase of residences having solar energy devices. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1009 67-0 (1981) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to the licensing of solar device installers. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
HB 79 67-1 (1981) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to exemption from property taxation for certain solar and wind-powered energy devices. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 564 66-0 (1979) Author: Elizondo, Paul Relating to exemption of solar and wind-powered energy devices from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Reported from subcommittee with no recommendation
HB 1229 66-0 (1979) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to exemption of solar and wind-powered energy devices from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 1501 66-0 (1979) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to solar and wind energy and their uses. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1712 66-0 (1979) Author: Elizondo, Paul Relating to solar, wind, geothermal, and alternate engergy fund and to the imposition, collection, administration, civil and criminal enforcement, and dedication of taxes on certain natural resources. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
SB 204 66-0 (1979) Author: Vale, Bob
Sponsor: Elizondo, Paul
Relating to exemption of solar and wind-powered energy devices from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
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SB 794 66-0 (1979) Author: Vale, Bob Providing legislation to encourage the use of solar and wind energy; relating to solar easements; providing for penalties. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
SB 796 66-0 (1979) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to solar, wind, geothermal, and alternate energy fund and to the imposition, collection, administration, civil and criminal enforcement, and dedication of taxes on certain natural resources. Senate: Finance Coauthor authorized
HB 858 65-0 (1977) Author: Vale, Bob
Sponsor: Hance, Kent
Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax for certain persons manufacturing, selling, or installing solar energy devices. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective in 90 days
HJR 63 65-0 (1977) Author: Vale, Bob Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to authorize the legislature to exempt from taxation solar or wind-powered energy devices. House: Constitutional Amendments Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
SB 591 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax for certain persons manufacturing, selling, or installing solar energy devices. Senate: Finance Reported from committee favorably
SB 721 65-0 (1977) Author: Ogg, Jack Exempting from the Limited Sales Tax the receipts from the sale of tangible personal property to be used in solar energy systems. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SJR 53 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent
Sponsor: Vale, Bob
To authorize the legislature to exempt from taxation solar or wind-powered energy devices. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 429 64-0 (1975) Author: Denton, Lane Relating to certain tax exemptions and deductions as an incentive to the use of solar energy devices. House: Revenue & Taxation Referred to subcommittee
HB 1899 64-0 (1975) Author: Denton, Lane Relating to a research and development program for the conversion of solar energy into electric energy. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
SB 691 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to property tax exemption for solar energy heating and cooling systems. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SJR 50 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Amending Constitution to authorize Legislature to exempt from property taxation solar energy heating or cooling systems and devices. Senate: Texas Constitution Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
HR 5 63-1 (1973) Author: McAlister, R.B. Creating a special interim committee to study the use of solar energy. House: Natural Resources

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