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HB 74 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the Texas Balance of Powers Act. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HB 123 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to performance incentive funding for certain medical schools based on public health impact. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 369 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the reapportionment of state legislative, congressional, and judicial districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Redistricting Commission. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 422 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities from the Employees Retirement System of Texas of certain elected officials convicted of certain offenses. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 444 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 494 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to a prohibition on state travel to a state with laws allowing or requiring discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 500 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers. House: General Investigating & Ethics Laid on the table subject to call
HB 501 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates, including the disclosure of certain contracts, agreements, services, and compensation in and the amendment of those statements. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 502 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the content of detailed reports filed by lobbyists and to monetary limits on expenditures by lobbyists. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 503 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the prohibition on lobbying by certain elected officers. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 504 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the use of nonpublic information by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 505 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to restrictions on lobbyist expenditures from certain political contributions. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 506 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HB 508 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
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 613 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to limitations on the rate of growth of appropriations for certain categories of spending. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 787 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the security of the electric grid. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
HB 798 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to education fiscal impact statements for bills and resolutions. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 819 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the authority of certain entities to enter into a comprehensive development agreement. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 885 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Ken | et. al. Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 892 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to an annual state budget and legislative budget sessions in even-numbered years and to political contributions made during a legislative session. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 958 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Justin | et. al. Relating to an interim study regarding the method by which certain trial and appellate judges are selected. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1004 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe | et. al. Relating to the use of legislatively produced audio or visual materials in political advertising. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 1032 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1055 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to a limitation on the amount of certain licensing fees charged by state agencies. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1115 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the definition of "affected person" for purposes of a contested case hearing held by or for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding certain environmental permit applications. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1119 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the standard service retirement annuity for certain members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions Left pending in committee
HB 1273 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 1283 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the ethics of public officers and related requirements; creating criminal offenses. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 1295 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the disclosure of interested parties by business entities contracting with governmental entities and state agencies; authorizing a civil penalty. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 1384 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to contributions and expenditures made in connection with a campaign for speaker of the house of representatives. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1653 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1840 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to the requirement for a report by a state agency on the request for a study from an institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1953 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the canvass of election returns for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2000 85-0 (2017) Author: Israel, Celia Relating to the creation of a fund to assist local governments with the acquisition of voting system equipment. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2017 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to legislative review and approval of certain state agency rules. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2175 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the persons authorized to submit a request for an attorney general opinion. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 2252 85-0 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2292 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 2338 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the Texas Sovereignty Act. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2414 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the nonconfidential status of certain state pension information. House: Pensions Left pending in committee
HB 2451 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to a proxy for a member of the legislature visiting a facility operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 2496 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the mailing of a notice of intent to obtain an environmental permit to certain state legislators. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2570 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al. Relating to the creation of the legislative oversight committee on the allocation of Medicaid beds in nursing facilities. House: Human Services Returned to Calendars Committee
HB 2608 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to a legislative finding that pharmacists are health care providers. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2742 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the right of members of the legislature, the lieutenant governor, committees of the legislature, and legislative agencies to access certain governmental information for legislative purposes; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 2789 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the creation of a study group to study state unfunded mandates that affect counties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2808 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to preventing the commandeering of state resources by the federal government. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HB 2926 85-0 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin | et. al. Relating to legislative review and approval of state agency rules. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2935 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to restrictions on employment of former members of the state legislature. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 3330 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of a legislative internship program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3380 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the suspension of annuity payments for certain former legislators engaged in lobbying activities. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 3440 85-0 (2017) Author: Cook, Byron | et. al. Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee on high-speed rail development. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 3533 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to inspection procedures in certain long-term care facilities and the creation of a long-term care legislative oversight committee. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
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 3733 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to an insurer's compliance with National Association of Insurance Commissioners requirements. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3734 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the rulemaking authority of the commissioner of insurance with respect to certain agreements and the effect of those agreements on this state's authority to regulate insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3770 85-0 (2017) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to the creation of the Texas First Center to study and provide advice to the legislature on the effective use of state resources. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3799 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to a certain requirement for an open-enrollment charter school's initial application or expansion amendment. House: Public Education Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3858 85-0 (2017) Author: Rose, Toni Relating to the prosecution of the offense of obstruction or retaliation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3882 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to lobbying by former statewide elected officers or members of their staffs; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3983 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to persons allowed to record meetings of house and senate committees. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HB 3984 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the composition of the congressional districts for the State of Texas. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 3986 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 4157 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary Relating to simultaneous translation from English to Spanish of certain hearings and meetings held by a committee of the legislature, the governing body of a municipality, or the commissioners court of a county. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 4171 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to the state designation of employee owned corporations. House: Business & Industry Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HCR 47 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, and ending on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Filed with the Secretary of State
HCR 50 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on February 1, 2017. Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 28 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing legislative action at any time during a regular session on a bill that extends the existence of an agency, commission, or advisory committee following legislative review. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 32 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 38 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 39 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
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 42 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 44 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to provide for a federal balanced budget. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 45 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HJR 53 85-0 (2017) 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 55 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 56 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HJR 58 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 63 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 72 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the governor's and lieutenant governor's terms of office to begin at 10 a.m. on the day preceding the day the regular legislative session convenes. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 73 85-0 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HJR 74 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 77 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Rescinding the 1899 application of the 26th Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call an unrestricted national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing undisclosed amendments to that Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 78 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Rescinding the 1901 and 1911 applications to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the direct election of U.S. Senators. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 79 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 80 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to limit the terms of office of members of Congress. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 82 85-0 (2017) Author: Rinaldi, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that any appropriations in excess of the constitutional spending limit be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 83 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that members of the legislature and the lieutenant governor will not receive a state salary or per diem during certain periods unless the legislature has passed the state's budget and that budget is certified by the comptroller. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 84 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 87 85-0 (2017) Author: Meyer, Morgan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 94 85-0 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 104 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Urging the Congress of the United States to propose for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution which would prohibit, with one exception, the practice of abortion within the United States or in any place subject to their jurisdiction or, in the alternative, applying to Congress to call a convention, pursuant to Article V of that Constitution, for the specific and limited purpose of proposing such an amendment to that Constitution for ratification. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 118 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 120 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Gina | et. al. Applying to Congress for a limited national convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution to restore balance and integrity to our elections. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HR 1 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Granting privileges of the floor for the house. Reported enrolled
HR 2 85-0 (2017) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Providing for the election of the speaker of the house. Reported enrolled
HR 3 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Adopting the Housekeeping Resolution for the House of Representatives of the 85th Legislature. Reported enrolled
HR 4 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Adopting the rules of the House for the 85th Legislature. Reported enrolled
SB 11 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Frank, James | et. al.
Relating to the provision of child protective services and other health and human services by certain state agencies or under contract with a state agency, including foster care, child protective, relative and kinship caregiver support, prevention and early intervention health care, and adoption services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
SB 14 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the ethics of public officers and related requirements; creating criminal offenses. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 21 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | et. al.
Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 68 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities from the Employees Retirement System of Texas of certain elected officials convicted of certain offenses. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 89 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 322 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to authorizing current and former members of the state legislature to conduct a marriage ceremony. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 456 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the right of members of the legislature, the lieutenant governor, committees of the legislature, and legislative agencies to access certain governmental information for legislative purposes; creating a criminal offense. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 464 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the availability on the Internet of certain registrations and reports filed by lobbyists. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 498 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Neave, Victoria
Relating to the use of person first respectful language instead of the term "ward." House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Record vote
SB 500 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 501 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the disclosure of certain contracts, services, and compensation in personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 502 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the content of detailed reports filed by lobbyists and to monetary limits on expenditures by lobbyists. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 503 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the prohibition on lobbying by certain elected officers. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 504 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 505 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to restrictions on lobbyist expenditures from certain political contributions. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 611 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to appointments by certain state officials to a legislative agency or an advisory committee. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 659 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the availability of personal information of a statewide elected official or member of the legislature. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
SB 685 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the standard service retirement annuity for certain members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 930 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the nonconfidential status of certain state pension information. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 959 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to the adoption of the Compact for a Balanced Budget. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1000 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 1376 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to a joint interim study regarding the state's response to modifications to federal health care laws. House: Appropriations
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Appropriations
SB 1449 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Relating to an insurer's compliance with National Association of Insurance Commissioners requirements. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1450 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Relating to the regulatory authority of the commissioner of insurance and the Texas Department of Insurance. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1465 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Relating to the authority of certain ex officio members of the board of directors of a tax increment financing reinvestment zone to elect not to serve on the board. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1554 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to establishing a Federal Medicaid Funding and Reform Waivers Legislative Oversight Committee. House: Appropriations
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1718 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to legislative review and approval of certain state agency rules. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1812 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the authority of an appraisal district to use public money for lobbying activity. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 2015 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the Texas Sovereignty Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2034 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to creation of a task force to study the health effects of concrete and rock crushing. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 2045 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the reporting by local governmental entities of expenditures for lobbying. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 7 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, and ending on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 10 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, and ending on Monday, January 30, 2017. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 11 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and the speaker to appoint interim joint committees. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 12 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Kacal, Kyle
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, and ending on Monday, February 6, 2017. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 15 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Cyrier, John
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, and ending on Monday, February 13, 2017. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 20 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Landgraf, Brooks
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, and ending on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 23 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, and ending on Monday, February 27, 2017. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 28 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Walle, Armando
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, and ending on Monday, March 6, 2017. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 50 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Kacal, Kyle
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, and ending on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 2 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 6 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 7 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 10 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 21 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that members of the legislature and the lieutenant governor will not receive a state salary or per diem during certain periods unless the legislature has passed the state's budget and that budget is certified by the comptroller. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 22 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SJR 25 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that any appropriations in excess of the constitutional spending limit be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. 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 31 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 32 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 34 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the service of certain officeholders after the expiration of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 37 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to impose term limits for justices of the United States Supreme Court and to allow the states to overturn a decision of the United States Supreme Court. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 38 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Rescinding certain applications made by the Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing any amendment to that Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 40 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to limit the terms of office of members of Congress. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 45 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 15 85-1 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to lobbying by certain former officers of state government; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 19 85-1 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the making and acceptance of political contributions before, during, or following a special legislative session; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 222 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 259 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to persons allowed to record meetings of house and senate committees. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HB 268 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the making and acceptance of political contributions during a special legislative session; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 271 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to restrictions on employment of former members of the state legislature. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 292 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the suspension of annuity payments for certain former legislators engaged in lobbying activities. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 297 85-1 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the creation of the Joint Committee to Review the Sunset Advisory Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 345 85-1 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the creation of a commission to study intellectual and developmental disability determinations in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 351 85-1 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to the creation of a commission to evaluate the potential continuation of additional state aid for tax reduction and recommend improvements to the public school finance system. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HJR 31 85-1 (2017) Author: Shine, Hugh | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate unfunded costs and requirements on a municipality, county, or school district. House: State Affairs Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 34 85-1 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 36 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 45 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 8 85-1 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county. Co-author authorized
SJR 9 85-1 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. Filed
HB 5 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Senate appoints conferees-reported
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 98 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the Texas Balance of Powers Act. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 145 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to certain legislative deadlines. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 159 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the reimbursement of state funds used on out-of-state travel by elected officers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 213 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 281 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to a limitation on the expansion of certain landfills. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 288 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to providing certain legislative information on the Internet in Spanish. House: Government Transparency & Operation Considered in Calendars
HB 314 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 425 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain persons, including elected officials convicted of certain crimes. House: Pensions Left pending in committee
HB 427 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the reapportionment of state legislative, congressional, and judicial districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Redistricting Commission. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 542 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to an annual state budget and legislative budget sessions in even-numbered years and to political contributions made during a legislative session. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 678 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to advance notice regarding the housing of sexually violent predators at a new location in various counties of this state. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 681 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain persons, including elected officials convicted of certain crimes. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 816 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to creating a criminal offense for a candidate for public office who misrepresents the candidate's residency. House: Elections Left pending in committee
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 1109 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the adoption of the Compact for a Balanced Budget. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1110 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 1183 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the authority of certain entities to enter into a comprehensive development agreement. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 1188 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to study and make recommendations regarding early childhood education. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 1295 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the disclosure of research, research sponsors, and interested parties by persons contracting with governmental entities and state agencies. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1309 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the notification of certain persons concerning certain events related to a child in foster care or in the managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1349 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the creation of a long-range revenue analysis committee. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1531 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the making and receiving of referrals for legal services by certain legislators and executive officers; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1532 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to quarterly reporting of political contributions and expenditures by certain candidates, officeholders, and political committees; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Posting rule suspended
HB 1568 84-0 (2015) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the evaluation of applications for certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1687 84-0 (2015) Author: Faircloth, Wayne | et. al. Relating to a study of the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1698 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the nonconfidential status of certain state pension information. House: Pensions Referred to Pensions
HB 1751 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David Relating to the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HB 1758 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to the prosecution of the offense of obstruction or retaliation; creating a criminal offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1799 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2034 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the requirement that a legislative caucus file reports of contributions and expenditures if no reportable activity occurs. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2253 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to a report by the Public Utility Commission of Texas on retail electric service minimum usage fees and usage credits. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2289 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to the security of the electric grid. House: State Affairs Reported favorably as substituted
HB 2557 84-0 (2015) Author: Zerwas, John
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to certain hospital districts and to certain corporations or organizations formed by those districts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2780 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the parking and movement of vehicles in the Capitol Complex. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HB 2816 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to legislative and judicial review of state agency rulemaking. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2845 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the eligibility of a person to be a candidate for or holder of a public elective office. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 2966 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to an interim study regarding the identification of health and human services programs that can be privatized. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3158 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John Relating to legislative approval of state agency rules that take effect during the two years preceding a regular legislative session. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3167 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the governing bodies of certain local planning organizations. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3180 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the canvass of election returns for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3412 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to a limitation on the expansion of certain landfills. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3461 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the standard service retirement annuity for certain members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions Left pending in committee
HB 3509 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to contributions and expenditures made in connection with a campaign for speaker of the house of representatives. House: General Investigating & Ethics Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3512 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to lobbying activities and the registration of lobbyists. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3515 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to reporting of certain expenditures by registered lobbyists. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 3517 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to requirements governing registration and authorized activities of certain lobbyists; expanding the applicability of an occupational registration. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3607 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to notifying a state senator and state representative about the creation of a district and acquiring road powers for a district. House: Special Purpose Districts Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3699 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David | et. al. Relating to the standard service retirement annuity for certain members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions Left pending in committee
HB 3718 84-0 (2015) Author: Spitzer, Stuart | et. al. Relating to the possible use of certain state-owned land for border security. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3721 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to an annual demographic study of each Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate district. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 3775 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to restrictions on employment of former members of the state legislature. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 3945 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to restrictions on introducing, sponsoring, or voting on measures or bills in which a member of the legislature has certain interests; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics No action taken in committee
HCR 45 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, January 22, 2015, and ending on Monday, January 26, 2015. Signed by the Governor
HCR 50 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, January 29, 2015, and ending on Monday, February 2, 2015. Filed with the Secretary of State
HCR 53 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on February 18, 2015. Filed with the Secretary of State
HCR 55 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, February 5, 2015, and ending on Monday, February 9, 2015. Received from the House
HCR 56 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 16 84-0 (2015) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exclusive legislative duty to support and maintain an efficient system of public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 19 84-0 (2015) Author: Meyer, Morgan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a rate of the franchise tax be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 21 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that any appropriations in excess of the constitutional spending limit be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 35 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the voters of Bexar County to adopt a charter that restructures and empowers the county government and that may allow the integration of the county government with certain other political subdivisions located wholly or partly in the county. House: County Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HJR 36 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 37 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before December 1 of the last full odd-numbered year of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 38 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 40 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 43 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain prescription medicine. House: Ways & Means Considered in Calendars
HJR 46 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment on the length of legislative terms and limiting to three the number of terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to the legislature or certain state offices. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 48 84-0 (2015) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the permissible uses of the state highway fund, including further limiting the use of additional tax and fee revenue attributable to changes to certain state taxes and fees, to increase revenue for nontolled public highway purposes. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 49 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 52 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing honesty in state taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 54 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 60 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 63 84-0 (2015) 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 64 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by or leased to or by a university research technology corporation. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Left pending in committee
HJR 77 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HJR 78 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HJR 79 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to provide for a federal balanced budget. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
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 83 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 95 84-0 (2015) Author: Meyer, Morgan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 103 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to reduce the amount of an item of appropriation in an appropriations bill. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 104 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Doug Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of emergency response districts; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds. House: Special Purpose Districts Left pending in committee
HJR 105 84-0 (2015) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in this state by licensed persons in counties that have approved casino gaming; providing for certification or licensing of persons engaged in occupations related to casino gaming. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 107 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and the expiration of certain tax preferences if not reauthorized by law. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 110 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing a state mandate imposed on a county to have effect only if the state provides for payment to the county of the cost of the mandate. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 117 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation, for a period not to exceed 10 years, the total assessed value of the residence homestead of an honorably discharged veteran of the armed services of the United States, or the surviving spouse of such a veteran, if the residence homestead was donated to the veteran, or the purchase of the residence homestead was financed, by a charitable organization. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 122 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 123 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment extending the length of the terms of members of the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 124 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the governor's and lieutenant governor's terms of office to begin at 10 a.m. on the day the regular legislative session convenes. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 129 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas to conduct all forms of gaming on certain tribal land and requiring the tribes to annually pay five percent of net proceeds from gaming to the comptroller of public accounts for deposit in the general revenue fund. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 130 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit state debt. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 133 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish certain principles and procedures for the drawing of districts for the Texas Senate, the Texas House of Representatives, and the United States House of Representatives. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 136 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish a permanent endowment to support the construction, acquisition, improvement, and equipping of buildings, facilities, and other improvements at public junior and community colleges. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HJR 144 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Rescinding the 1899 application of the 26th Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call an unrestricted national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing undisclosed amendments to that Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HJR 145 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative session. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 146 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert | et. al. Applying to Congress to call a convention, to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution urging the restoration of free and fair elections. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HR 1 84-0 (2015) Author: Raney, John Granting privileges of the floor for the house. Reported enrolled
HR 2 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Providing for the election of the speaker of the house. Reported enrolled
HR 3 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie Adopting the Housekeeping Resolution for the House of Representatives of the 84th Legislature. Reported enrolled
HR 4 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John Adopting the permanent House Rules for the 84th Legislature. Reported enrolled
HR 3488 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1295. Reported enrolled
SB 15 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to state tax reductions and the limit on appropriations from certain state tax revenue for a state fiscal biennium. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 19 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Relating to the ethics of public officers and employees, the disclosure of certain political contributions, and related requirements and procedures; creating criminal offenses. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 53 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Appropriations
SB 63 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Relating to the qualifications for and time that a person may serve in certain offices. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
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 115 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the nonconfidential status of certain state pension information. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 129 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to achievement benchmarks in fiscal notes and to legislative review of those benchmarks. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SB 299 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the form of the Legislative Budget Board's report of equalized funding elements to the commissioner of education and the legislature. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 319 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 361 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to limitations on the rate of growth of appropriations. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 533 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the parking and movement of vehicles in the Capitol Complex. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 551 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the duty of the Water Conservation Advisory Council to submit a report and recommendations regarding water conservation in this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 555 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the eligibility of a person to be a candidate for or holder of a public elective office. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 587 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to the availability on the Internet of certain registrations and reports filed by lobbyists. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 695 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Faircloth, Wayne | et. al.
Relating to a study of the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 729 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a constitutional convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 852 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the disclosure of interested parties by persons contracting with governmental entities and state agencies. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 878 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to a limitation on the expansion of certain landfills. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 923 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Zedler, Bill
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of obstruction or retaliation; creating a criminal offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 962 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to legislative and judicial review of state agency rulemaking. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1372 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to authorizing certain current and former members of the state legislature to conduct a marriage ceremony. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1516 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the calculation of a service retirement annuity for certain members of the elected class. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1631 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to quarterly reporting of political contributions and expenditures by certain candidates, officeholders, and political committees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1683 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the retention of unexpended political contributions by and certain activities and benefits of certain public servants, including current and former members of the legislature. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1796 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to a vacancy in the office of a member of the legislature on final conviction of a felony. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1824 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Relating to a study and report on the awarding of the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SCR 3 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Providing for procedures for the canvass of votes for the governor and lieutenant governor and the inauguration of the governor and lieutenant governor, and inviting the governor to address a joint session of the legislature on January 15, 2015. Signed by the Governor
SCR 4 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, January 15, 2015, and ending on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Signed by the Governor
SCR 7 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Price, Four
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, and ending on Monday, February 9, 2015. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 9 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 11 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Otto, John
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, and ending on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 14 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, and ending on Monday, February 23, 2015. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 18 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Israel, Celia
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, and ending on Monday, March 2, 2015. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 21 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Goldman, Craig
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, and ending on Monday, March 9, 2015. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 25 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, and ending on Monday, March 16, 2015. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 35 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, and ending on Monday, March 30, 2015. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 36 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, and ending on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 6 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide qualifications for and limit the time that a person may serve in certain offices. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
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 24 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 26 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 27 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 32 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Proposing a constitutional amendment revising the order of legislative business to permit legislative committees to consider matters during the first 60 days of a regular session. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SJR 51 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas to conduct all forms of gaming on certain tribal land and requiring the tribes to annually pay five percent of net proceeds from gaming to the comptroller of public accounts for deposit in the general revenue fund. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 53 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exclusive legislative duty to support and maintain an efficient system of public schools. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SJR 59 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to nullify an order, rule, policy, or similar measure adopted by the executive branch of the federal government that exceeds the authority granted by the United States Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 63 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 66 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike
Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the governor's and lieutenant governor's terms of office to begin at 10 a.m. on the day preceding the day the regular legislative session convenes. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SR 525 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Suspending Senate Rule 2.02 to grant floor privileges to the former lieutenant governors, former senate members, and the former secretary of the senate during the Former Members Day recognition ceremony. Reported enrolled
SR 1064 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 1295. Reported enrolled
HB 86 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the criteria for review by the Sunset Advisory Commission of an agency that licenses an occupation. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 130 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to honesty in state taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 136 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to an annual state budget and legislative budget sessions in even-numbered years and to political contributions made during a legislative session. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 145 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the reapportionment of state legislative, congressional, and judicial districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Redistricting Commission. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 146 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to limits on political contributions and expenditures in connection with certain legislative and executive offices; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 237 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations from state tax revenues. 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 305 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the release of complaint information by the Texas Medical Board to the legislature. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 348 83-0 (2013) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to ethics training for legislators and certain other state officers and employees. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 367 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to the disclosure by a member of the legislature or the lieutenant governor of certain information concerning a resident of this state to a governmental body. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Open Government
Effective immediately
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 415 83-0 (2013) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 553 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John | et. al. Relating to firearms and the preservation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution; providing penalties. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HB 769 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to legislative budget sessions in even-numbered years and to reports of political contributions accepted during a budget session. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 829 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the governor's executive authority while traveling outside of the state. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 905 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to certain activities by, employment of, and contracts of former members of the legislature; creating offenses. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 932 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to the notification of certain legislators of the death of a child in foster care. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Left pending in committee
HB 940 83-0 (2013) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to providing for legislative information on the Internet in Spanish. House: Technology Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1068 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to a study by the Legislative Budget Board of the feasibility of preparing an impact statement regarding the effects of certain proposed legislation on a political subdivision. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1104 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to an exemption from the requirement that a legislative caucus file reports of contributions and expenditures if no reportable activity occurs. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 1135 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Department of Transportation regarding the production of and use of native seeds. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Transportation
Left pending in committee
HB 1256 83-0 (2013) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the donation of office space owned by a legislator or a legislator's business for use as the legislator's district office. House: Elections
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1261 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to consolidate or eliminate a degree or certificate program offered by a public institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1266 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to a review of and report regarding the use of adult and juvenile administrative segregation in facilities in this state. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1271 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Relating to providing links in the online text of proposed legislation to other state laws referenced in that legislation. House: Technology
Senate: Administration
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1467 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain elected officials convicted of certain crimes. House: Pensions 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 1589 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the awarding of the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
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 1709 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the continuation of the Texas Women's Health Program. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1842 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the selection of certain candidates for office through a unitary primary election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2026 83-0 (2013) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to the legislature's goals for renewable electric generating capacity. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2167 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the removal of a state or local officer for refusing or directing others to refuse to enforce state or federal law. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HB 2260 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to the creation of an advisory council to research and make recommendations on the use of assessment instruments in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2271 83-0 (2013) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to an annual hurricane damage mitigation week. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
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 2353 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to exempting the intrastate production of goods and the intrastate provision of services from federal regulation. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HB 2355 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James Relating to a study comparing the business environments of Texas and Louisiana. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 2362 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the efficiency review of river authorities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2377 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the use of legislatively produced audio or visual materials; providing penalties. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2505 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to political contribution limits in connection with certain offices of state government. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2605 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to contracts for certain professional services and the distribution of certain consultants' reports. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2650 83-0 (2013) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight Committee, the appointment of members, and the members' duties and responsibilities. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 2831 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to procedures for the house of representatives to convene and conduct business when the legislature is not in session; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2881 83-0 (2013) Author: Toth, Steve Relating to the creation of the Task Force to Reduce Habitual Incidents of Driving While Intoxicated. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 2885 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the availability of the personal information of a legislator under the public information law. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 2948 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the review of certain rules of state agencies. House: Government Efficiency & Reform No action taken in committee
HB 3146 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to reporting of certain expenditures by registered lobbyists. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3406 83-0 (2013) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to creating an offense for persons imprisoned or confined in correctional facilities to threaten to harm certain other persons by certain means of communication. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3408 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to reports to the legislature on administrative hearings conducted by the State Office of Administrative Hearings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3409 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a periodic review and expiration dates of state and local tax preferences. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 3450 83-0 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to a program to support the installation of certain emmissions-free generation systems that do not use water in the production of electricity and are located on publicly owned land or government buildings and parking structures. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3480 83-0 (2013) Author: Simpson, David Relating non-compliance with a federal order, law, policy, rule, mandate, or agency regulation that would violate Article I of the Texas Constitution. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HB 3606 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the report by the Water Conservation Advisory Council on progress made in water conservation in this state. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3621 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to a select committee to review and make recommendations for substantive changes to laws overseen by the Texas Ethics Commission. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3658 83-0 (2013) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the use of the Texas emissions reduction plan fund. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3739 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to the continued employment of municipal employees who become candidates for public office. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 3791 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to a "Texas solution" to reforming and addressing issues related to the Medicaid program, including the creation of an alternative program designed to ensure health benefit plan coverage to certain low-income individuals through the private marketplace; authorizing a fee. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3840 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas Legislature and the United States House of Representatives from Texas. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 3846 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HCR 27 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, and ending on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Filed with the Secretary of State
HCR 43 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 66 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon
Sponsor: West, Royce
Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on March 6, 2013. Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 21 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 22 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 23 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 26 83-0 (2013) 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 28 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 29 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform No action taken in committee
HJR 31 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the authorization or funding of an elementary or secondary education voucher program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 34 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the dedication by general law of revenue of or money received by this state and money held in or deposited to an account or fund inside or outside the state treasury and the authorized expenditure or appropriation of revenue or money dedicated by general law. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 38 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 41 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the comptroller of public accounts to make a state revenue report after the first year of a state fiscal biennium and the governor to call a special session of the legislature if actual state revenue for that fiscal year was at least five percent more or five percent less than projected state revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 42 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HJR 47 83-0 (2013) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 55 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to require the approval of a majority of the state legislatures before Congress may increase the federal debt. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HJR 60 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional order of business that restricts the matters the legislature may consider during different stages of a regular legislative session. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 61 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by three-fourths of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 67 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for legislative budget sessions in even-numbered years. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 70 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the maximum rate of growth of appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 71 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the governor, and the lieutenant governor when acting as governor, retain executive authority unless unavailable as provided by law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HJR 73 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a member of the legislature or person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before December 1 of the last full odd-numbered year of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 75 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the use of available Veterans' Land Board money for the payment of educational benefits for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HJR 83 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 89 83-0 (2013) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes and to limit using that money or those balances for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 92 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and providing an expiration date for certain tax preferences. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 93 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the rate of growth of appropriations from all sources of revenue except the federal government and to authorize the legislature to appropriate money for tax rebates. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 96 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing a state mandate imposed on a county to have effect only if the state provides for payment to the county of the cost of the mandate. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 104 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by three-fourths of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 105 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for review or approval of state agency rules by the elected members of the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 106 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 114 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and the expiration of certain tax preferences if not reauthorized by law. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HJR 116 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 117 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in this state by federally recognized Indian tribes on certain land. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 120 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 122 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the determination of a quorum of the senate or house of representatives. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 124 83-0 (2013) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a rate of the franchise tax be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 128 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Greg Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to convene following each regular session of the legislature to consider the repeal of or correction of recently enacted laws. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 131 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment providing immediate additional revenue for the state budget by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, and authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 140 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd Proposing a constitutional amendment on the length of legislative terms and number of years a person may serve in the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 142 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real and personal property used for the conservation, reuse, or recycling of water. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 144 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to limit the frequency of reappraisal of real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 146 83-0 (2013) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature or as a statewide elected officer in the executive branch. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 148 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of emergency response districts; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 150 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a person to be a resident of this state for five years preceding the person's election to the Texas House of Representatives. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 1 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie Granting privileges of the floor for the house. Reported enrolled
HR 2 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Providing for the election of the speaker of the house. Reported enrolled
HR 3 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie Adopting the Housekeeping Resolution for the House of Representatives of the 83rd Legislature. Reported enrolled
HR 4 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John Adopting the rules of the House for the 83rd Legislature. Reported enrolled
SB 78 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 99 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 104 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to the reapportionment of congressional districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 142 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as a part of the sunset review process. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 156 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to achievement benchmarks in fiscal notes and to legislative review of those benchmarks. Senate: Administration Left pending in committee
SB 171 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to the establishment of a workgroup to study the use by state agencies of a uniform application form following disasters. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 176 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to the distribution of certain consultants' reports. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Open Government
Effective immediately
SB 238 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the awarding of the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
SB 292 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the governor's executive authority while traveling outside of the state. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 370 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to authorizing certain current and former members of the state legislature to conduct a marriage ceremony. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 668 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the reports and recommendations of the Water Conservation Advisory Council. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 728 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the notification of certain legislators of the death of a child in foster care. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 754 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the reporting of the hiring of lobbyists on behalf of a governmental entity. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 909 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain elected officials convicted of certain crimes. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1003 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to a review of and report regarding the use of adult and juvenile administrative segregation in facilities in this state. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1027 83-0 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the coordination of state and federal standards and reporting requirements related to the receipt of certain federal money. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1092 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the audit and review of river authorities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1117 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to establishing teacher advisory councils to provide public advice on issues that affect public education. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1200 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and strategic planning regarding military bases and defense installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1207 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to parking and the movement of vehicles in the Capitol complex. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Left pending in committee
SB 1250 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to the creation of an office of regulatory best practices in the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and the evaluation by the office of proposals by members of the legislature to regulate occupations. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1363 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to testimony or the production of evidence before the legislature or a legislative committee. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1369 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to providing information to the legislature regarding state and local fiscal impact of legislative measures. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1524 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas Legislature and the United States House of Representatives from Texas. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1572 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the character of and citation to enacted legislation. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1727 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Isaac, Jason | et. al.
Relating to the use of the Texas emissions reduction plan fund. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1739 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight Committee, the appointment of members, and the members' duties and responsibilities. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1798 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Herrero, Abel
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of obstruction or retaliation; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SCR 4 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, and ending on Monday, January 14, 2013. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 5 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Inviting the governor to address a joint session of the legislature on January 29, 2013. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 7 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Schaefer, Matt
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, and ending on Monday, January 28, 2013. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 8 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Turner, Chris
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, and ending on Monday, February 4, 2013. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 9 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SCR 11 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Walle, Armando
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, and ending on Monday, February 11, 2013. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 14 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Sheets, Kenneth
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, and ending on Monday, February 18, 2013. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 16 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Aycock, Jimmie Don
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, and ending on Monday, February 25, 2013. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 19 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Alonzo, Roberto
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, and ending on Monday, March 4, 2013. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 22 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Isaac, Jason
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, and ending on Monday, March 11, 2013. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 29 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, and ending on Monday, March 18, 2013. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 32 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, and ending on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 7 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 13 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Reason for vote recorded in Journal
SJR 21 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 22 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the governor, and the lieutenant governor when acting as governor, retain executive authority unless unavailable as provided by law. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 24 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the diversion of and concerning the use of statutorily dedicated revenues. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 26 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes and to limit using that money or those balances for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 27 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SJR 39 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the new capacity fund and the dedication of certain state revenue to that fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 48 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a member of the legislature to obtain and file a report on the costs and benefits of a bill or amendment to impose or increase an occupational regulation. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SJR 50 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment mandating the legislature to require candidates for public elective office in this state to undergo drug screening. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 57 83-0 (2013) Author: Hancock, Kelly Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the legislature to convene following each regular session of the legislature to consider the repeal of laws enacted during that regular session or at a subsequent special session. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 62 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of emergency and disaster response districts; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1 83-1 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas Legislature and the United States House of Representatives from Texas. House: Redistricting, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2 83-1 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas Senate. House: Redistricting, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3 83-1 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives. House: Redistricting, Select Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 14 83-1 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives. House: Redistricting, Select Left pending in committee
HB 17 83-1 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives. House: Redistricting, Select Left pending in committee
HB 32 83-1 (2013) Author: White, James Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives. House: Redistricting, Select Referred to Redistricting, Select
HCR 1 83-1 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, and ending on Monday, June 3, 2013. Signed by the Governor
HCR 9 83-1 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Approving H.B. No. 2138 notwithstanding the objections of the governor. Filed
HR 230 83-1 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim Adopting procedures regarding the impeachment of Wallace L. Hall Jr., a member of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, or other state officers, for certain misconduct. Filed
SB 1 83-1 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas Legislature and the United States House of Representatives from Texas. Senate: Redistricting, Select No action taken in committee
SB 2 83-1 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas Senate. House: Redistricting, Select
Senate: Redistricting, Select
Effective immediately
SB 3 83-1 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives. House: Redistricting, Select
Senate: Redistricting, Select
Effective on 9/24/13
SCR 1 83-1 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days. Received from the Senate
SJR 3 83-1 (2013) Author: West, Royce Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Filed
HCR 1 83-2 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Approving the item of appropriation to the Public Integrity Unit made by the General Appropriations Act for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium notwithstanding the objections of the governor. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 12 83-2 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a member of the legislature or person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before December 1 of the last full odd-numbered year of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 13 83-2 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 18 83-2 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe Amending the permanent rules of the House of Representatives to require recognition of a witness to testify on a matter before a committee. House: Rules & Resolutions Referred to Rules & Resolutions
HR 106 83-2 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Impeaching and suspending from office Judge Elizabeth Coker, Judge of the 258th Judicial District. Filed
SJR 3 83-2 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Filed
SJR 4 83-2 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Filed
SJR 8 83-2 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the permissible uses of certain money appropriated from the economic stabilization fund by the legislature. Filed
HB 1 83-3 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to transportation funding, expenditures, and finance and the preservation of a sufficient balance in the economic stabilization fund; making an appropriation. House: Transportation Funding, Select
Senate: Finance
Effective on adoption of const. amendment
HJR 1 83-3 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the economic stabilization fund and to the state highway fund and for the dedication of the revenue transferred to the state highway fund. House: Transportation Funding, Select Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 3 83-3 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a member of the legislature or person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before December 1 of the last full odd-numbered year of the person's term of office. Filed
SB 1 83-3 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to the creation and functions of legislative select committees on transportation funding, expenditures, and finance and to the preservation of a sufficient balance in the economic stabilization fund. House: Transportation Funding, Select
Senate: Finance
Referred to Transportation Funding, Select
SJR 1 83-3 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the economic stabilization fund and to the state highway fund and for the dedication of the revenue transferred to the state highway fund. House: Transportation Funding, Select
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 3 83-3 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Filed
HB 66 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the disclosure by a member of the legislature or the lieutenant governor of certain information concerning a resident of this state to a governmental body. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 150 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives. House: Redistricting
Senate: Redistricting, Select
Effective in 90 days -- 8/29/11
HB 162 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to an annual state budget and legislative budget sessions in even-numbered years and to political contributions made during a legislative session. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 184 82-0 (2011) Author: Johnson, Eric
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the cancellation of a special election to fill a vacancy in the legislature. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 216 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the creation of the Texas Legislative Fellows Program for certain students enrolled in component institutions of The University of Texas System. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 226 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to limits on political contributions and expenditures in connection with certain legislative and executive offices; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 246 82-0 (2011) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al. Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain elected officials convicted of certain crimes. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 261 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to a limitation on the amount of tuition charged by public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 273 82-0 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to creation of a study committee for the Interstate Health Care Compact. House: State Sovereignty, Select
Senate: Health & Human Services
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 301 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to the establishment of English as the official language of Texas and the requirement that official acts of government be performed in English. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 508 82-0 (2011) Author: Button, Angie Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 610 82-0 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to certain notices sent by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 671 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to allowing the governor, and the lieutenant governor or another person when acting as governor, to retain executive authority while traveling within the contiguous 48 states of the continental United States. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 691 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to testimony or the production of documents before a legislative committee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 726 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheffield, Ralph
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the electronic distribution of information to legislators by state agencies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 751 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to the attendance by a quorum of a legislative standing committee at a caucus meeting. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HB 977 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1129 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to a study by the attorney general of the effects on state law and authority of certain international and other agreements and bodies. House: State Sovereignty, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1159 82-0 (2011) Author: Eissler, Rob Relating to repeal on a periodic basis of the provisions of Titles 1 and 2 of the Education Code to provide for legislative review of the primary state statutes governing public education. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1211 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1298 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to reporting of lobbying activities and restrictions on lobbying activities by certain persons; creating an offense. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1308 82-0 (2011) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to a periodic review of state and local tax preferences. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1430 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the reapportionment of state legislative, congressional, and judicial districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Redistricting Commission. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 1463 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to statewide elected officials and certain current and former members of the legislature. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1481 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the use of person first respectful language in reference to individuals with disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1589 82-0 (2011) Author: Eissler, Rob Relating to the study of productivity and cost-effectiveness in public education. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 1634 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the applicability of certain unfunded mandates on political subdivisions. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 1780 82-0 (2011) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Relating to exemptions from jury service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 1812 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the type of newspaper required for publication of notice in certain counties. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1850 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to requiring legislative approval of administrative rules. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1900 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the applicability of certain unfunded mandates on political subdivisions. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1910 82-0 (2011) Author: Veasey, Marc | et. al. Relating to requiring the Legislative Budget Board to disclose proposed discontinuation of funding for public institutions. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 1994 82-0 (2011) Author: Weber, Randy | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the creation of a first offender prostitution prevention program. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2160 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the governing bodies of certain local planning organizations. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2184 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Relating to the disposal of low-level radioactive waste under the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2416 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John Relating to defining residency for purposes of eligibility to hold the office of or be a candidate for state representative. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2448 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to the creation of offices of inspectors general at the Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Youth Commission, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Department of Transportation, and Texas Education Agency; providing penalties. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2453 82-0 (2011) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the release of complaint information by the Texas Medical Board to the legislature. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2457 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike | et. al.
Relating to the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas emerging technology fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2545 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Relating to the participation of this state in the Regional Air Quality Compact. House: State Sovereignty, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2578 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John | et. al. Relating to the preparation of economic impact statements for legislative measures. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2708 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to certain activities by, employment of, and contracts of former members of the legislature and state agency heads; creating offenses. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2749 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to providing for legislative information on the Internet in Spanish. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2754 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the electronic submission of testimony regarding a bill or resolution before a committee or subcommittee of the legislature. House: House Administration Left pending in committee
HB 2785 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the creation of the Select Committee on Economic Development. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2842 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to Internet posting by the Legislative Budget Board of certain budget documents. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 2863 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the authority of certain legislative committees to investigate alleged violations of law by state officials, employees, and agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3084 82-0 (2011) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the retirement benefits for certain members and annuitants of the employee class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3093 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the amendment of certain reports of political contributions and expenditures. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3100 82-0 (2011) Author: Orr, Rob Relating to employee contributions to the Employees Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3300 82-0 (2011) Author: Cain, Erwin Relating to mechanisms to address the adverse impact of unfunded state mandates on local governments. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 3378 82-0 (2011) Author: Hamilton, Mike Relating to seat belt requirements for certain vehicles. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3409 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to reporting of lobbying activities and changes in lobbying activities. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3424 82-0 (2011) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the creation of the offense for knowingly influencing or attempting to influence one or more members of the legislature through coercion or an offer of a benefit to prevent a quorum; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3435 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to honesty in state taxation. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3619 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to certain current and former statewide elected officials and members of the legislature. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Considered in Calendars
HB 3660 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John Relating to requiring the secretary of state to publish the session laws of the legislature electronically and eliminating certain requirements for publishing and distributing volumes of the session laws. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3684 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to evaluating governmental financial matters. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3696 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to concurrent state and federal jurisdiction over units of the national park system in this state. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3706 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to measures in anticipation of federal legislation that would recognize the sovereignty of the states by providing each state with autonomy in determining whether and to what extent certain federal programs or mandates would apply in that state. House: State Sovereignty, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 43 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on February 23, 2011. Filed with the Secretary of State
HCR 44 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Inviting the governor to address a joint session of the legislature on February 8, 2011. Filed with the Secretary of State
HCR 58 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days. Filed with the Secretary of State
HCR 63 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HJR 7 82-0 (2011) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit certain political subdivisions in Harris County to establish a limit on the maximum appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem taxation by those political subdivisions of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 12 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a member of the legislature or person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before the final full year of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 14 82-0 (2011) Author: Veasey, Marc Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to create a social loan program. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HJR 18 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 19 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the determination of a quorum of the senate or house of representatives. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HJR 20 82-0 (2011) Author: Peña, Aaron Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time in which the legislature may enact or modify districts for the Texas Legislature or the United States House of Representatives. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 25 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 26 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the use of the assets of certain associations established by the legislature of this state for the purpose of providing certain insurance coverage. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HJR 28 82-0 (2011) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 29 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 31 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the authorization or funding of an elementary or secondary education voucher program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 33 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 37 82-0 (2011) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 38 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish English as the official language of Texas and require that official acts of government be performed in English. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 45 82-0 (2011) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit a state income tax or increase in a state income tax unless there is a two-thirds vote of the legislature to enact and submit to the voters a law imposing an income tax or increasing that tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 46 82-0 (2011) Author: White, James | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment releasing a school district from the obligation to comply with an unfunded state educational mandate. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 49 82-0 (2011) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a rate of the franchise tax be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 50 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Applying to Congress to call a convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to permit the repeal of federal law by two-thirds of the legislatures of the several states. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HJR 56 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on local governments. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HJR 59 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 60 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. House: State Sovereignty, Select Withdrawn from schedule
HJR 65 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the governor, and the lieutenant governor when acting as governor, retain executive authority unless unavailable as provided by law. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HJR 67 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set the salary of the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 69 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution providing that the power to regulate health and education is reserved to the states. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HJR 71 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to set the maximum salary of certain elected public officers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 77 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale, use, or rental of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 78 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees and taxes on motor fuels and lubricants may be used. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 79 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 80 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve in legislative office or in certain elective executive offices. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 81 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution to provide for congressional term limits, the line-item veto, a balanced federal budget, a limit on federal debt, and the repeal of federal law by two-thirds of the several states. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HJR 82 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 110 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 88 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for legislative review of the process of rulemaking by agencies in the executive department. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 95 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to establish legislative and congressional districts and revising constitutional redistricting procedures. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 100 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. House: State Sovereignty, Select Left pending in committee
HJR 104 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the support and maintenance and an efficient system of public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 105 82-0 (2011) Author: Zedler, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds vote by the legislature to create an entity with taxing power. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 114 82-0 (2011) Author: Munoz, Jr., Sergio Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to define "disabled" for purposes of eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of or a limitation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a disabled person. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 123 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary Rescinding the 1899 application of the 26th Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call an unrestricted convention under Article V of the United States Constitution. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HJR 124 82-0 (2011) Author: Landtroop, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a four-fifths vote by the house of representatives to increase taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 129 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a state senator or state representative to forfeit office on the final conviction of a felony. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 136 82-0 (2011) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a legislator who is absent without excuse for an extended period during a legislative session vacates office and is not counted in determining a quorum of the applicable house of the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 140 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd Proposing a constitutional amendment on the length of legislative terms and number of years a person may serve in the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 144 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the dedication by general law of revenue of or money received by this state and money held in or deposited to an account or fund inside or outside the state treasury and the authorized expenditure or appropriation of revenue or money dedicated by general law. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 145 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Proposing a constitutional amendment providing honesty in state taxation. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 149 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the comptroller of public accounts to make a state revenue report after the first year of a state fiscal biennium and the governor to call a special session of the legislature if actual state revenue for that fiscal year was at least five percent less than projected revenue. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 150 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a four-year term for the chief appraiser of an appraisal district. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 154 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the number of state senators from 31 to 41. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 1 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie Granting privileges of the floor for the house. Reported enrolled
HR 3 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie Adopting the Housekeeping Resolution for the House of Representatives of the 82nd Legislature. Reported enrolled
HR 4 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives of the 82nd Legislature. Reported enrolled
HR 100 82-0 (2011) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Providing for nominations for election as speaker of the house. Reported enrolled
HR 101 82-0 (2011) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Providing for the election of the speaker of the house from nominations previously made. Filed
HR 102 82-0 (2011) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Providing for the election of the speaker of the house from nominations previously made. Filed
HR 189 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Suspending the constitutional order of business. Filed
HR 2691 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2457. Reported enrolled
SB 26 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the use of person first respectful language in reference to individuals with disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 31 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the Texas Senate. House: Redistricting
Senate: Redistricting, Select
Effective in 90 days -- 8/29/11
SB 65 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to additional compensation for certain state employees. Senate: Administration Left pending in committee
SB 128 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 196 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the reapportionment of congressional districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission. Senate: Redistricting, Select Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 200 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to reports, notices, and records required of institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 202 82-0 (2011) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al. Relating to achievement benchmarks in fiscal notes and to legislative review of those benchmarks. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Administration
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 371 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Sponsor: Johnson, Eric | et. al.
Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain elected officials convicted of certain crimes. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 424 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 698 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the analysis of certain legislative measures making an appropriation or affecting a state tax or fee. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 702 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the preparation of economic impact statements for legislative measures. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 705 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to unfunded legislative mandates on local governments. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 781 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to the repeal of certain legislative oversight committees and certain rulemaking authority of the Department of Information Resources. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 791 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Jackson, Jim
Relating to electronic notification of certain state officials and agencies of certain rules and rulemaking filings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 872 82-0 (2011) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the study of productivity and cost-effectiveness in public education. Senate: Education No action taken in committee
SB 899 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve | et. al.
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the legislature's consent or approval of a settlement of a claim or action against this state. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 905 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to statewide elected officials, certain current and former members of the legislature, and certain federal and state employees. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 935 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the method of delivery of certain notices sent by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Open Government, Select Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1051 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a periodic review of state and local tax preferences. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 1060 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the creation of a first offender prostitution prevention program. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1224 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to contributions made and personal services rendered to public servants. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1252 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to evaluating and providing for efficient government resource allocation. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1310 82-0 (2011) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al. Relating to the creation of the Select Committee on Economic Development. Senate: Economic Development Co-author authorized
SB 1397 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to creation of a study committee for the Interstate Health Care Compact. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1540 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the size of paper supplies and filing cabinets that may be purchased by the legislature and legislative agencies. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SB 1610 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hamilton, Mike
Relating to seat belt requirements for certain vehicles. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1688 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the authority of the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1775 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the Texas Senate. Filed
SCR 3 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Providing for procedures for the canvass of votes for the governor and lieutenant governor and the inauguration of the governor and lieutenant governor. Signed by the Governor
SCR 6 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, January 13, 2011, and ending on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 7 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, and ending on Monday, January 24, 2011. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 8 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Cain, Erwin
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, and ending on Monday, January 31, 2011. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 12 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Eissler, Rob
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, and ending on Monday, February 7, 2011. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 15 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, and ending on Monday, February 14, 2011. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 17 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Legler, Ken
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, February 17, 2011, and ending on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 21 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Legler, Ken
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, and ending on Monday, February 28, 2011. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 23 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Hochberg, Scott
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, and ending on Monday, March 7, 2011. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 24 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Munoz, Jr., Sergio
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, and ending on Monday, March 14, 2011. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 30 82-0 (2011) Author: Eltife, Kevin Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SCR 44 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Legler, Ken
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, April 21, 2011, and ending on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Signed by the Governor
SJR 10 82-0 (2011) Author: Shapiro, Florence Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 12 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 15 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution to provide for congressional term limits, the line-item veto, a balanced federal budget, a limit on federal debt, and the repeal of federal law by two-thirds of the several states. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 17 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements upon certain local governments. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 18 82-0 (2011) Author: Eltife, Kevin Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 20 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 110 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 24 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment exempting political subdivisions from unfunded legislative mandates and authorizing the legislature to provide funding for legislative mandates on political subdivisions. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 30 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from any increases in taxes on motor fuel to the repayment of certain transportation-related state debt. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SJR 31 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Proposing a constitutional amendment revising the order of legislative business to permit either house to act on bills and resolutions after the first 30 days of a regular session. Senate: Administration Left pending in committee
SJR 38 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SJR 44 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 47 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Proposing a constitutional amendment revising the order of legislative business to permit either house to act on bills and resolutions after the first 15 days of a regular session. Senate: Administration Left pending in committee
SJR 48 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Proposing a constitutional amendment revising the order of legislative business to permit legislative committees to consider matters during the first 60 days of a regular session. Senate: Administration Left pending in committee
SJR 50 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds of the state to finance educational loans to students. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Filed with the Secretary of State
SR 79 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Adopting procedures for the Committee of the Whole Senate during its consideration of Senate Bill 14. Reported enrolled
SR 119 82-0 (2011) Author: Eltife, Kevin Suspending the constitutional order of business. Reported enrolled
SR 1256 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2457. Reported enrolled
HB 32 82-1 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to creation of a study committee for the Interstate Health Care Compact. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 65 82-1 (2011) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to requirements for reapportionment of congressional districts. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 11 82-1 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the use of the assets of certain associations established by the legislature of this state for the purpose of providing certain insurance coverage. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HJR 12 82-1 (2011) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish certain principles and procedures for the drawing of congressional districts. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 14 82-1 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HR 232 82-1 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1. Reported enrolled
SB 1 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Relating to certain state fiscal matters; providing penalties. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 17 82-1 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to creation of a study committee for the Interstate Health Care Compact. Filed
SB 22 82-1 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the reapportionment of congressional districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission. Senate: Redistricting, Select Received from the Senate
SB 32 82-1 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Relating to requirements for reapportionment of congressional districts. Filed
SB 42 82-1 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a periodic review and expiration dates of state and local tax preferences. Filed
SCR 5 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1. Signed by the Governor
SJR 1 82-1 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish certain principles and procedures for the drawing of congressional districts. Filed
SJR 2 82-1 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing an appropriation from the economic stabilization fund for education by a majority vote. Co-author authorized
SJR 3 82-1 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and providing an expiration date for certain tax preferences. Filed
SR 130 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1. Reported enrolled
HB 104 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the reapportionment of state legislative, congressional, and judicial districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Redistricting Commission. House: Redistricting Left pending in committee
HB 105 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to limits on political contributions and expenditures in connection with certain legislative and executive offices; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 464 81-0 (2009) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the preparation by the Legislative Budget Board of a dynamic fiscal impact statement for certain bills and joint resolutions affecting taxes and fees. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 485 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzales, Veronica Relating to ethics training for legislators and certain other state officers and employees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 544 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Relating to the filing of an application for a place on the general primary election ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 576 81-0 (2009) Author: Sheffield, Ralph | et. al. Relating to the electronic distribution of information to legislators by state agencies. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 610 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the establishment of the Legislative Committee on Aging and other initiatives relating to the aging population of this state. House: Human Services
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 703 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to fall prevention awareness. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 723 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to certain activities by, employment of, and contracts of former members of the legislature; creating offenses. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 789 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to a criminal justice policy impact statement attached to certain bills or resolutions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 928 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to reports of contributions and expenditures by legislative caucuses. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 930 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a criminal justice policy impact statement attached to certain bills or resolutions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 931 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to requiring minority impact statements for state agency grant applications. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 957 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the eligibility of certain public officers to the legislature and prohibiting legislators from other public employment. House: State Affairs Postponed
HB 1330 81-0 (2009) Author: Maldonado, Diana Relating to a legislative outreach program requiring members of the legislature to visit public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1412 81-0 (2009) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to participation in the process for evaluating an application for a low income housing tax credit. House: Urban Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1469 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the preparation of carbon dioxide emissions impact statements for legislation pending before the legislature. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1553 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1583 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the abolishment of the Office of State-Federal Relations as an independent agency and the transfer of the duties and functions of that agency to the office of the governor. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1621 81-0 (2009) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to notification of certain members of the legislature if a school district fails to file its annual audit report in a timely manner. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 2017 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to conducting a study to improve transparency in the state's budgeting process and electronic access to information about the state budget. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2051 81-0 (2009) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to requiring a record vote by each house or committee of the legislature on bills, proposed constitutional amendments, and amendments to bills and proposed constitutional amendments. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2065 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the applicability of the moratoriums on the acceptance of certain political contributions and caucus contributions to contributions delivered by common or contract carrier. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2089 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2164 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to exemptions from jury service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2426 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan | et. al. Relating to the creation of the office of inspector general, including the required appointment of deputy inspectors general at the Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Youth Commission, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Education Agency, and Texas Department of Transportation; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2430 81-0 (2009) Author: Button, Angie Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2758 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to continuing legal education for certain government attorneys. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 2890 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the disclosure by a member of the legislature or the lieutenant governor of certain information concerning a resident of this state to a governmental body. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3068 81-0 (2009) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the manner in which certain state officials request and receive notice of the residence of certain sex offenders. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
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 3297 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to an annual state budget and legislative budget sessions in even-numbered years and to political contributions made during a legislative session. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3395 81-0 (2009) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the establishment of the Transportation Legislative Oversight Committee. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3634 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to creditable service in the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the transfer of that credit between classes of membership for certain state employees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3843 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the election of the speaker of the house of representatives. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3925 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the monitoring of certain high-risk sex offenders and to information concerning certain sex offenders. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 4057 81-0 (2009) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the regulation and reporting of political contributions and expenditures and legislative caucus contributions and expenditures. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 4114 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to memorial monuments on the Capitol grounds, including the Tejano monument. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 4171 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to procedures to help ensure that certain state agency rules are consistent with the meaning and intent of applicable legislative enactments. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4313 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the creation of the Texas Legislative Fellows Program for certain students enrolled in component institutions of The University of Texas System. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 4380 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the contents of an application for a place on the ballot as a candidate for the legislature. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 4440 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to a study by the attorney general of the effects on state law and authority of certain international and other agreements and bodies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 4444 81-0 (2009) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the election of the speaker of the house of representatives; providing criminal penalties. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4514 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Transportation to demonstrate that alternatives to toll roads have been considered. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 4626 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to establishing scholarships for members of a Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) attending public institutions of higher education. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 4767 81-0 (2009) Author: Homer, Mark | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the designation of days, weeks, and months for recognition by concurrent resolution of the legislature. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HCR 14 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth Granting permission for the house and senate to stand adjourned for more than three days during the period beginning on Friday, January 16, 2009, and ending on Monday, January 26, 2009. Filed
HCR 15 81-0 (2009) Author: Jones, Delwin | et. al. Granting each chamber of the Texas Legislature permission to stand adjourned for more than three days during the period beginning on Friday, January 16, 2009, and ending on Thursday, January 22, 2009. Filed
HCR 19 81-0 (2009) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Inviting the governor to address a joint session of the legislature on January 27, 2009. Filed with the Secretary of State
HCR 32 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on February 11, 2009. Filed with the Secretary of State
HCR 57 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HJR 16 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by three-fourths of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 19 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to establish legislative and congressional districts and revising constitutional redistricting procedures. House: Redistricting Left pending in committee
HJR 23 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment to require that a record vote be taken by a house of the legislature on second reading of a bill or resolution for which a record vote is currently required on final passage and on adoption of an amendment or substitute to such a bill or resolution, and that a vote taken by a legislative committee on such a bill or resolution or on an amendment or substitute to such a bill or resolution be by record vote. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 29 81-0 (2009) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative session. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Not again placed on intent calendar
HJR 30 81-0 (2009) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a rate of the franchise tax be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 33 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the house of representatives to provide for the removal of the speaker. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 52 81-0 (2009) Author: Paxton, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a four-fifths vote of the legislature to enact and submit to the voters a law imposing an income tax or increasing that tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 53 81-0 (2009) Author: Homer, Mark | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to replace the attorney general on the legislative redistricting board with the commissioner of agriculture. House: Redistricting Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 78 81-0 (2009) Author: Parker, Tan Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a two-thirds vote of the legislature to enact and submit to the voters a law imposing an income tax or increasing that tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 90 81-0 (2009) Author: Peña, Aaron Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the time in which the legislature may enact or modify districts for the state legislature or the United States House of Representatives. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 103 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 107 81-0 (2009) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to authorize and provide for regulating the conduct of gaming in this state and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 118 81-0 (2009) Author: Homer, Mark Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a member of the legislature or other person who holds elective office, other than a municipal office with a term of two years or less, automatically vacates the office held on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office when the unexpired portion of the person's term of office exceeds one year and providing that a person who holds another office is not eligible to serve in the legislature during the term of the office held unless the person resigned that office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 119 81-0 (2009) Author: Homer, Mark | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a member of the legislature automatically vacates the office held on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office in a general or primary election when the unexpired portion of the member's term of office exceeds one year and providing that a person who holds another office is not eligible to serve in the legislature during the term of the office held unless, on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for the legislature in a general or primary election, the person resigned that office. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 120 81-0 (2009) Author: Homer, Mark Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a person who holds elective office, other than a municipal office with a term of two years or less, automatically vacates the office held on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office when the unexpired portion of the person's term of office exceeds one year. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 134 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the determination of a quorum of the senate or house of representatives. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 135 81-0 (2009) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the time in which the legislature may enact or modify districts for the state legislature or the United States House of Representatives. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 136 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment disqualifying certain persons from service in the Legislature. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HR 1 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Suspending the constitutional order of business. Reported enrolled
HR 2 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives of the 81st Legislature. Reported enrolled
HR 3 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Adopting the Housekeeping Resolution for the House of Representatives of the 81st Legislature. Reported enrolled
HR 70 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Providing for the receipt of nominations to elect the speaker of the house of representatives. Reported enrolled
HR 71 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Granting privileges of the floor for the house. Filed
HR 480 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Creating a Special Committee on Impeachment to consider the impeachment of Judge Sharon Keller of the Court of Criminal Appeals for gross neglect of duty and conducting her official duties with willful disregard for human life. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 49 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to certain requirements applicable to the State Center for Early Childhood Development. Senate: Education No action taken in committee
SB 56 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the preparation of a child impact statement for a bill or joint resolution considered by the legislature. Senate: Administration Left pending in committee
SB 164 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a criminal justice policy impact statement attached to certain bills or resolutions. Senate: Administration Co-author authorized
SB 509 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Relating to the reporting of proposed publicity expenditures by state agencies to certain legislative committees. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 671 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Relating to information requested by a member, committee, or agency of the legislature under the public information law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 737 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to conducting a study to improve transparency in the state's budgeting process and electronic access to information about the state budget. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 988 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. Senate: Natural Resources Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1003 81-0 (2009) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Office of State-Federal Relations and the administrative attachment of that agency to the office of the governor. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1200 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to disclosure of contracts between a member of the legislature, or a business entity in which the member has a substantial interest, and a state agency. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1215 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1395 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the use of person first respectful language in reference to individuals with disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 1547 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to claims or actions against the state for which legislative consent to a settlement or compromise may be required. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1810 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to allowing the governor, and the lieutenant governor or another person when acting as governor, to retain executive authority while traveling within the contiguous 48 states of the continental United States so long as effective communication links with this state are maintained. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 2074 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the delivery of proposed state agency rules to the lieutenant governor, a member of the legislature, or a legislative agency. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 2150 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the creation of a commission to study the practices and procedures of the Texas Legislature. Senate: Administration Left pending in committee
SB 2277 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to authorizing certain entities in the legislative branch to provide student loan repayment assistance to employees who are attorneys. House: Higher Education
Senate: Administration
Referred to Higher Education
SB 2321 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the management of groundwater resources in the state. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SCR 3 81-0 (2009) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 14, 2009, and ending on Monday, January 26, 2009. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 8 81-0 (2009) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, and ending on Monday, February 2, 2009. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 9 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Requesting that the Texas Legislature send a letter of congratulations to President Barack H. Obama. House: Rules & Resolutions Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 13 81-0 (2009) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Menendez, Jose
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, and ending on Monday, February 9, 2009. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 16 81-0 (2009) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Homer, Mark
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, and ending on Tuesday, February 17, 2009. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 20 81-0 (2009) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, and ending on Monday, February 23, 2009. House: Rules & Resolutions Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 32 81-0 (2009) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, and ending on Monday, March 2, 2009. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 36 81-0 (2009) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: King, Phil
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, and ending on Monday, March 9, 2009. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 56 81-0 (2009) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Villarreal, Mike
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, April 9, 2009, and ending on Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 67 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Authorizing the Texas Legislative Council to pay membership dues to the Council of State Governments for state officers. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SJR 8 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for automatic adjustments of the rates of motor fuels taxes. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SJR 9 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees and taxes on motor fuels and lubricants and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Placed on Constitutional Amendments Calendar
SJR 12 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a student member of the board of regents of a state institution of higher education or state university system to serve a term that differs from the terms served by the other members of the board. Senate: Higher Education No action taken in committee
SJR 14 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative session. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 30 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the governor's absence from the state, and the lieutenant governor's absence from the state when acting as governor, do not affect the person's ability to serve as governor if the person maintains effective communication links with this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 36 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the governor, and the lieutenant governor when acting as governor, retain executive authority unless the person becomes unavailable as provided by law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SJR 41 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment to replace the attorney general on the legislative redistricting board with the commissioner of agriculture. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SR 408 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Adopting procedures for the Committee of the Whole Senate during its consideration of Senate Bill 362. Reported enrolled
HR 18 81-1 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren Approving the selection of Valerie Ryder Corte to serve as temporary acting representative for House District 122. Reported enrolled
SCR 1 81-1 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to authorize a joint interim study on the benefits of establishing a statewide county park beautification and improvement program. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
HB 83 80-0 (2007) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Relating to requiring a record vote by each house of the legislature on final passage of a bill, resolution to propose or ratify a constitutional amendment, or other nonceremonial resolution and to public notice of the record vote. House: State Affairs Postponed
HB 108 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to requiring a record vote by each house of the legislature on bills, proposed constitutional amendments, and other measures and actions. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 112 80-0 (2007) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the reapportionment of state legislative, congressional, and judicial districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Redistricting Commission. House: Redistricting Left pending in committee
HB 132 80-0 (2007) Author: McCall, Brian | et. al. Relating to requiring a record vote by each house or committee of the legislature on bills, proposed constitutional amendments, amendments to bills and proposed constitutional amendments, and certain other actions and to public notice of the record vote. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 213 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations and the constitutional creation of three special funds to replace the economic stabilization fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 250 80-0 (2007) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations. House: Appropriations Subcommittee members named
HB 260 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill 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 602 80-0 (2007) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to certain activities by, employment of, and contracts of former members of the legislature; creating offenses. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 639 80-0 (2007) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to information included in legislative appropriations requests of state agencies and in the budgets submitted by the governor and the Legislative Budget Board. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 647 80-0 (2007) Author: McCall, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the making of political contributions to and acceptance of political contributions by statewide officers and members of the legislature before and during a special session of the legislature; providing a criminal penalty. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 666 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to requiring a record vote by each house or committee of the legislature on bills, proposed constitutional amendments, amendments to bills and proposed constitutional amendments, and certain other actions and to public notice of the record vote. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 898 80-0 (2007) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the creation of the Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight Committee. House: Corrections Considered in Calendars
HB 965 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to excusing a member of the legislature from being compelled to testify or give a deposition in a civil suit when the legislature is in session. House: Civil Practices Postponed
HB 970 80-0 (2007) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to the adoption of state agency rules that impose certain costs on local governments or persons. House: Government Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1073 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzales, Veronica | et. al. Relating to ethics training for legislators and certain other state officers and employees. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1191 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the powers, duties, and composition of the electric utility restructuring legislative oversight committee. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1317 80-0 (2007) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the design and construction of a cenotaph in the State Cemetery to honor 19th-century African American members of the Texas Legislature. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1366 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the Legislative Blue Ribbon Panel on Aging Issues. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1453 80-0 (2007) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the manner in which certain state officials request and receive notice of the residence of certain sex offenders. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1517 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Relating to the reporting of expenditures for lobbying and legislative communication by local governmental entities. House: State Affairs Returned to committee
HB 1722 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to eligibility of elected officials convicted of a crime for certain retirement and related benefits. House: Pensions & Investments Left pending in committee
HB 1735 80-0 (2007) Author: Truitt, Vicki | et. al. Relating to ethics training for legislators. House: Elections Postponed
HB 1870 80-0 (2007) Author: White Delisi, Dianne Relating to authorizing certain state elected officials to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1879 80-0 (2007) Author: Olivo, Dora Relating to a citizen trade policy commission and an office of trade development. House: Border & International Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2012 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to abolition of the statutory legislative continuance. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2023 80-0 (2007) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the participation by certain state elected officials in the process for evaluating an application for a low income housing tax credit. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2073 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to emission reduction strategies for greenhouse gases. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2102 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the abolishment of the Office of State-Federal Relations as an independent agency and the transfer of the duties and functions of that agency to the office of the governor. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Left pending in committee
HB 2172 80-0 (2007) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the acceptance of political contributions by candidates for and holders of state executive and legislative offices and by specific-purpose committees related to those candidates and officeholders and to the reporting of political contributions and expenditures by those candidates, officeholders, and committees and by general-purpose committees; providing a criminal penalty. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2290 80-0 (2007) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to procedures to help ensure that certain state agency actions are consistent with the meaning and intent of applicable legislative enactments. House: Government Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2633 80-0 (2007) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to requiring a record vote by each house or committee of the legislature on bills, proposed constitutional amendments, amendments to bills and proposed constitutional amendments, and certain other actions and to public notice of the record vote. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2634 80-0 (2007) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2772 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to a moratorium on the inclusion of certain provisions in a comprehensive development agreement or the sale of a toll project and to the creation and duties of a study committee. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2775 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan | et. al. Relating to the public and governmental oversight of the design, financing, construction, and operation of the Trans-Texas Corridor project. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2776 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the creation of the health and human services accountability legislative oversight committee. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 2786 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to the preparation by the Legislative Budget Board of a dynamic fiscal impact statement for certain bills and joint resolutions affecting taxes and fees. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2791 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2801 80-0 (2007) Author: Garcia, Juan | et. al. Relating to requiring a record vote by each house or committee of the legislature on bills, proposed constitutional amendments, amendments to bills and proposed constitutional amendments, and certain other actions and to public notice of the record vote. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2802 80-0 (2007) Author: Garcia, Juan Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2919 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the review of the public school accountability system. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3160 80-0 (2007) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon Relating to the manner in which the roll of members-elect is called when a house of the legislature convenes in regular session. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3172 80-0 (2007) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to limits on the appropriations by the Legislature. House: Appropriations Subcommittee members named
HB 3647 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to a study by the attorney general of the effects on state law and authority of certain international and other agreements and bodies. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3691 80-0 (2007) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the ethics of public servants. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3864 80-0 (2007) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to the legislature's obligation to provide state funding for the public education system. House: Public Education No action taken in committee
HB 3889 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan | et. al. Relating to the creation of the office of inspector general; providing penalties. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HB 3931 80-0 (2007) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to unfunded legislative mandates on local governments. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HCR 8 80-0 (2007) Author: Madden, Jerry Providing for the operation and funding of the Joint Select Committee on the Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission. Received from the House
HCR 70 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 144 80-0 (2007) Author: Madden, Jerry Providing for the operation and funding of the Joint Select Committee on the Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission. Filed
HCR 150 80-0 (2007) Author: Madden, Jerry Providing for the operation and funding of the Joint Select Committee on the Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission. Filed
HCR 256 80-0 (2007) Author: Noriega, Rick
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Recalling S.B. No. 903 from the senate for further consideration. Signed by the Governor
HJR 13 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 17 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a house or committee of the legislature to take a record vote on certain legislative measures and actions and to provide for public access to those record votes. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 18 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for public school purposes on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the rate of those taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 19 80-0 (2007) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Proposing a constitutional amendment to require each house of the legislature to take a record vote on final passage of a bill other than certain local bills, of a resolution proposing or ratifying a constitutional amendment, or of any other nonceremonial resolution, and to publish the record vote on the Internet. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 20 80-0 (2007) Author: Branch, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the determination of a quorum of the senate or house of representatives. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 22 80-0 (2007) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to establish legislative and congressional districts and revising constitutional redistricting procedures. House: Redistricting Left pending in committee
HJR 25 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the authorization or funding of an elementary or secondary education voucher program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 27 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum average annual percentage increase in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Local Government Ways & Means Referred to Local Government Ways and Means
HJR 28 80-0 (2007) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a rate of the franchise tax be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 29 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the restriction on the rate of growth of state appropriations and establishing three special funds to replace the economic stabilization fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 31 80-0 (2007) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the time in which the legislature may enact or modify districts for the state legislature or the United States House of Representatives. House: Redistricting Left pending in committee
HJR 33 80-0 (2007) Author: Riddle, Debbie Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the restriction on the rate of growth of state appropriations. House: Appropriations Subcommittee members named
HJR 34 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to finance a state sales tax holiday. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 44 80-0 (2007) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by three-fourths of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HJR 46 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to reduce the amount of an item of appropriation in an appropriations bill. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 50 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the election of the speaker of the house of representatives by a public vote conducted by a roll call vote or electronic voting machine. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 53 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding limitations on taxation and expenditures by the state government and local governments. House: Appropriations Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 59 80-0 (2007) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative session. House: Government Reform
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HJR 60 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for public school purposes on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the rate of those taxes and providing that state appropriations made for the purpose of directly reducing local property taxes do not count against the constitutional state spending limit. House: Ways & Means Withdrawn from schedule
HJR 62 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing bills and resolutions to be introduced at any time during a regular session of the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 74 80-0 (2007) Author: Moreno, Paul | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow a member of the legislature to designate a successor to serve in case of the member's death or incapacity to serve. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 77 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to require each house of the legislature to take a record vote on final passage of a bill or proposed constitutional amendment. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 85 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a contract with an entity to operate the state lottery to be approved by a majority of the members of each house of the legislature. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HJR 106 80-0 (2007) Author: Herrero, Abel Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for open meetings of each House of the Legislature, and its committees and subcommittees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 1 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will Providing for the election of the speaker of the house of representatives. Filed
HR 2 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Adopting the Housekeeping Resolution for the House of Representatives of the 80th Legislature. Reported enrolled
HR 3 80-0 (2007) Author: Solomons, Burt Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives of the 80th Legislature. Reported enrolled
HR 4 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Suspending the constitutional order of business. Reason for vote recorded in Journal
HR 16 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Amending the Housekeeping Resolution to provide for display of the motto "In God We Trust" in the House chamber. Filed
HR 30 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Providing for the election of the speaker. Filed
HR 31 80-0 (2007) Author: Merritt, Tommy Providing for the election of the speaker. Filed
HR 32 80-0 (2007) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Providing for the election of the speaker of the House of Representatives. Filed
HR 33 80-0 (2007) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the nomination for the speaker of the House of Representatives. Reported enrolled
HR 34 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Granting privileges of the floor for the house. Reported enrolled
HR 35 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Providing for the election of the speaker of the House of Representatives. Reported enrolled
HR 36 80-0 (2007) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to speeches by candidates before the house. Withdrawn
HR 189 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren Suspending the constitutional order of business with respect to the consideration of local bills. Filed
HR 511 80-0 (2007) Author: Deshotel, Joe Amending the house rules to remove the obsolete reference to the Texas National Research Laboratory Commission from the jurisdiction of the Committee on Economic Development. House: Rules & Resolutions Referred to Rules & Resolutions
HR 1399 80-0 (2007) Author: Talton, Robert Amending the Permanent Rules of the House of Representatives to modify the system of calendars. House: Rules & Resolutions Referred to Rules & Resolutions
HR 2669 80-0 (2007) Author: Smith, Todd Providing for the election of the speaker. House: Rules & Resolutions Referred to Rules & Resolutions
HR 2671 80-0 (2007) Author: Smith, Todd Providing for the election of the speaker. House: Rules & Resolutions Referred to Rules & Resolutions
HR 2936 80-0 (2007) Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al. Providing for the abolition of speaker pledge cards and for the election of the speaker. Reported enrolled
SB 98 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the preparation of a child impact statement for a bill or joint resolution considered by the legislature. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SB 99 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to the identification of and provision of assistance to colonias and for tracking the progress of certain state-funded projects that benefit colonias. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
SB 102 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Relating to requiring a record vote by each house or committee of the legislature on bills, proposed constitutional amendments, amendments to bills and proposed constitutional amendments, and certain other actions and to public notice of the record vote. Senate: Administration Co-author authorized
SB 209 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 258 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 386 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John Relating to the setting of tolls by toll project entities. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 393 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to creating a recognition day in honor of election volunteers. House: Government Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 478 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the authority of a member, agency, or committee of the legislature to receive on request one copy of public information from a governmental body without charge. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 484 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the powers, duties, and composition of the electric utility restructuring legislative oversight committee. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 537 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna
Relating to the design and construction of a cenotaph in the State Cemetery to honor 19th-century African American members of the Texas Legislature. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 820 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the minimum continuing legal education requirements for an attorney who is a member of the Texas Legislature. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary
SB 903 80-0 (2007) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Office of State-Federal Relations and the administrative attachment of that agency to the office of the governor. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Government Organization
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 921 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to public financing of campaigns for legislative or executive office and to limits on political contributions to and direct campaign expenditures made on behalf of candidates, officeholders, and political committees in connection with legislative or executive offices; providing civil penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1192 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to restrictions on certain lobbyist expenditures for meals provided to legislators; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1193 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1194 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to retirement benefits for members of the legislature. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1199 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to restrictions on certain lobbyist expenditures for meals provided to legislative employees; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1267 80-0 (2007) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to a moratorium on the inclusion of certain provisions in a comprehensive development agreement or the sale of a toll project and to the creation and duties of a study committee. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1290 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to abolition of the statutory legislative continuance. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1350 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to limits on the appropriations by the Legislature. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1374 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John Relating to the public and governmental oversight of the design, financing, construction, and operation of the Trans-Texas Corridor project. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 1583 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the prompt and efficient response to flooding and evacuations. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Scheduled for public hearing in s/c on . . .
SB 2031 80-0 (2007) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to requiring legislative consent or approval of the settlement or compromise of a claim or action against the state that will involve state expenditures exceeding a certain amount. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SCR 6 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle
Sponsor: Krusee, Mike
Providing for procedures for the canvass of votes for the governor and lieutenant governor and the inauguration of the governor and lieutenant governor. Signed by the Governor
SCR 7 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Howard, Charlie
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, January 11, 2007, and ending on Tuesday, January 16, 2007. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 10 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, and ending on Monday, January 22, 2007. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 11 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 24, 2007, and ending on Monday, January 29, 2007. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 12 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Inviting the governor to address a joint session of the legislature on February 6, 2007. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 13 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Inviting the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a Joint Session of the legislature on February 20, 2007. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 14 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 31, 2007, and ending on Monday, February 5, 2007. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 18 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Peña, Aaron
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 7, 2007, and ending on Monday, February 12, 2007. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 19 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 14, 2007, and ending on Monday, February 19, 2007. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 24 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 21, 2007, and ending on Monday, February 26, 2007. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 29 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, and ending on Monday, March 5, 2007. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 34 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Merritt, Tommy
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, and ending on Monday, March 12, 2007. Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 39 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John Providing for the operation and funding of the Joint Select Committee on the Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission. Filed
SCR 41 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John Providing for the operation and funding of the Joint Select Committee on the Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission. Received from the Senate
SCR 52 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, April 4, 2007, and ending on Tuesday, April 10, 2007. House: Rules & Resolutions Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 3 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds record vote of the membership of each house to enact a law granting the power of eminent domain. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SJR 7 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a house or committee of the legislature to take a record vote on certain legislative measures and actions and to provide for public access to those record votes. Senate: Administration Co-author authorized
SJR 13 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al.
Sponsor: Berman, Leo | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for public school purposes on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the rate of those taxes for the 2006 and 2007 tax years. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 28 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative session. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 40 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn Proposing a constitutional amendment affecting the methods by which an appointed member of a multimember state board, commission, or other governing body may be removed from office and providing that the holdover provision of the Texas Constitution does not apply to the member. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 42 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on members of the legislature. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 48 80-0 (2007) Author: Ogden, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time during which a person who holds an appointive position that is subject to senate confirmation on a multimember state board or commission continues to perform the duties of the office after the expiration of the person's term of office. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 49 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the service of certain officeholders after the expiration of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SR 141 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Providing for the display of the motto "In God We Trust" in the senate chamber. Reported enrolled
HB 54 79-0 (2005) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Relating to requiring a record vote by each house of the legislature on final passage of a bill and to public notice of the record vote. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 59 79-0 (2005) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to the legislature's obligation to provide state funding for the public education system. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 115 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to compliance by political subdivisions with unfunded legislative mandates. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 188 79-0 (2005) Author: Peña, Aaron | et. al. Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 447 79-0 (2005) Author: Escobar, Juan Relating to the minimum standard of equity for the public school finance system. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1228 79-0 (2005) Author: Delisi, Dianne Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1327 79-0 (2005) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al. Relating to the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations and the constitutional creation of three special funds to replace the economic stabilization fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1339 79-0 (2005) Author: Strama, Mark
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the appointment of a voting proxy by a legislative policy board member of a metropolitan planning organization. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 1506 79-0 (2005) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to community support for applications for the issuance of multifamily housing bonds by housing finance corporations. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1508 79-0 (2005) Author: Denny, Mary
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to reporting of expenditures by persons registered as lobbyists. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1533 79-0 (2005) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to abolition of the statutory legislative continuance. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1820 79-0 (2005) Author: Otto, John
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the requirements for reporting certain information to the attorney general or the legislature. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 1942 79-0 (2005) Author: Swinford, David Relating to restrictions on and reporting of certain expenditures by registered lobbyists. House: Elections Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2030 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to defining residency for purposes of eligibility to hold or be a candidate for public office. House: Elections Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 2103 79-0 (2005) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to the expiration of unfunded legislative mandates on local governments. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2170 79-0 (2005) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the reapportionment of state legislative, congressional, and judicial districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Redistricting Commission. House: Redistricting Subcommittee members named
HB 2186 79-0 (2005) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the holding of a special election to fill a vacancy in the legislature. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2202 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to prohibited conflicts of interest of registered lobbyists. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2282 79-0 (2005) Author: Denny, Mary Relating to the civil penalty for late filing of a lobby registration or report that is corrected by the registrant. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2415 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to statutory authority for certain governmental entities to take certain actions to permit the legislature to reduce appropriations to those agencies. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2416 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to statutory authority to reduce appropriations made by the legislature to certain governmental entities. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2417 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to statutory authority for the legislature to make or reduce appropriations to certain governmental entities. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2487 79-0 (2005) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the award of attorney's fees in an election contest. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2528 79-0 (2005) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to the appointment of an international protocol officer. House: Border & International Affairs Referred to Border and International Affairs
HB 2529 79-0 (2005) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to a higher education border work group created to address and recommend policies regarding border communities and international trade. House: Border & International Affairs Referred to Border and International Affairs
HB 2596 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to excusing a member of the legislature from being compelled to testify or give a deposition in a civil suit, including a condemnation proceeding, or in contested administrative case when the legislature is in session. House: Judiciary
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2714 79-0 (2005) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Relating to the operation and functions of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2869 79-0 (2005) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the reapportionment of state legislative, congressional, and judicial districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Redistricting Commission. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 3078 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to requiring a record vote by each house or committee of the legislature on bills, proposed constitutional amendments, amendments to bills and proposed constitutional amendments, and certain other actions and to public notice of the record vote. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3170 79-0 (2005) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to legislative review and gubernatorial suspension of certain rules of state agencies. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HB 3444 79-0 (2005) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to overtime compensation earned by certain state employees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 35 79-0 (2005) Author: Hamric, Peggy
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and the speaker to appoint interim joint committees. Senate: Administration Signed by the Governor
HJR 9 79-0 (2005) Author: Keel, Terry Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a four-year term for a board member of a regional mobility authority. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 11 79-0 (2005) Author: Branch, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the determination of a quorum of the senate or house of representatives. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HJR 12 79-0 (2005) Author: Branch, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the determination of a quorum of the senate or house of representatives. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HJR 13 79-0 (2005) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to require each house of the legislature to take a record vote on final passage of a bill and to publish the record vote on the Internet. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 17 79-0 (2005) Author: Peña, Aaron Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a house or committee of the legislature to take a record vote on certain legislative measures and actions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 18 79-0 (2005) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain food, drinks, medicine, and child-care services. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 20 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that political subdivisions are exempt from unfunded legislative mandates. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 22 79-0 (2005) Author: Solomons, Burt Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education

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