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HB 231 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 320 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land if a change in use of the land occurs. House: Agriculture & Livestock No action taken in committee
HB 643 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land on the basis of its use for wildlife management. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 777 85-0 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 801 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 950 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Justin | et. al. Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1211 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land if a change in use of the land occurs. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1299 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the procedure for the approval of rules adopted by the comptroller relating to the appraisal of qualified open-space land and qualified timber land for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1471 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land on the basis of its use for wildlife management. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1662 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of agricultural land, open-space land, and timber land. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1880 85-0 (2017) Author: Hefner, Cole Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 2314 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to liability for interest if land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land is sold or diverted to a different use. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3137 85-0 (2017) Author: Hefner, Cole Relating to the appraisal of land for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land following a transfer between family members. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3198 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the eligibility of land to continue to be appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land if the land begins to be used for oil and gas operations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3928 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to the appraisal of land for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land following a transfer between family members. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 175 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 330 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Finance
Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
SB 594 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Relating to the procedure for the approval of rules adopted by the comptroller relating to the appraisal of qualified open-space land and qualified timber land for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/18
SB 629 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al. Relating to liability for interest if land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land is sold or diverted to a different use. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 700 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1006 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Relating to the eligibility of land used as an ecological laboratory for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SB 1209 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land on the basis of its use for wildlife management. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1379 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the additional tax imposed if the use of land located in certain counties and appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as open-space land is changed. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1514 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to the eligibility of land to continue to be appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land if the land begins to be used for oil and gas operations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 51 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide that the eligibility of open-space land for ad valorem taxation on the basis of its productive capacity does not end because an oil and gas lessee begins conducting oil and gas operations on the land if the land otherwise continues to be devoted to farm, ranch, or wildlife management purposes or timber production. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 92 85-1 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 223 85-1 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the eligibility of land used as an ecological laboratory for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 249 85-1 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land if a change in use of the land occurs. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 251 85-1 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land on the basis of its use for wildlife management. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
SB 49 85-1 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al. Relating to liability for interest if land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land is sold or diverted to a different use. Filed
SB 78 85-1 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the eligibility of land used as an ecological laboratory for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. Filed
HB 133 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David | et. al. Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 276 84-0 (2015) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 376 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as open-space land if a change in use of the land occurs. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 591 84-0 (2015) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1464 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the procedure for determining that certain land is no longer eligible for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1513 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to the minimum size of a tract of land used to raise or keep bees in order for the tract to be eligible for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 1900 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 1932 84-0 (2015) Author: Burns, DeWayne Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land on the basis of its use for wildlife management. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2306 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land if a change in use of the land occurs. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 3659 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the additional tax imposed if the use of land located in certain counties and appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as open-space land is changed. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3673 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to land use requirements for certain toll projects. House: Transportation Left pending in subcommittee
SB 362 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 974 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the additional tax imposed if the use of land located in certain counties and appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as open-space land is changed. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1373 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the authority of a county to adopt a fire code. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1581 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 561 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to an exemption for land owned by a school from the additional tax imposed on the change of use of land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 1208 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to liability for interest if land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land is sold or diverted to a different use. House: Agriculture & Livestock Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1306 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1998 83-0 (2013) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land on the basis of its use for wildlife management. House: Agriculture & Livestock Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2231 83-0 (2013) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as open space land if a change in use of the land occurs. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2922 83-0 (2013) Author: Orr, Rob Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land on the basis of its use for wildlife management. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 269 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to an exemption for land owned by a school from the additional tax imposed on the change of use of land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
HB 40 83-1 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. Filed
HB 241 82-0 (2011) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to liability for interest if land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land is sold or diverted to a different use. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1384 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land on the basis of its use for wildlife management. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1600 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1635 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to exceptions to the prohibition of certain fees for a future transfer of residential real property. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1733 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2049 82-0 (2011) Author: Lavender, George | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of certain land used to raise or keep bees for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2746 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to liability for the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land in the event of a change of use of the land if the land is transferred to a charitable organization for purposes of building housing for sale without profit to a low-income individual or family. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HJR 107 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 409 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 449 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SJR 16 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water-stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 1751 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a renewable energy device, structure, facility, or system installed or constructed on residential property, land designated for agricultural use, or open-space land devoted to farm or ranch purposes for the generation of energy for use in connection with the property. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2150 81-0 (2009) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to the eligibility of land for ad valorem tax appraisal as qualified open-space land. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2165 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain open-space land devoted principally to ecological research. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 2292 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3383 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the eligibility of land to be appraised as open-space land for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4130 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating municipal and county financing of the acquisition of buffer areas or open spaces adjacent to a military installation for certain purposes. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HJR 72 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a renewable energy device, structure, facility, or system installed or constructed on residential property, land designated for agricultural use, or open-space land devoted to farm or ranch purposes for the generation of energy for use in connection with the property. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 132 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the financing, including through tax increment financing, of the acquisition by municipalities and counties of buffer areas or open spaces adjacent to a military installation for certain purposes. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: S/C on Base Realignment and Closure
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 678 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as open-space land if a change of use of the land occurs. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1316 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain open-space land devoted principally to ecological research. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 604 80-0 (2007) Author: Howard, Donna
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain land used for wildlife management under a conservation easement. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 1/1/08
HB 967 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of agricultural or open-space land on which the Texas Animal Health Commission has established a temporary quarantine for ticks. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
HB 1697 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the protection of real property used as open space or for another similar purpose. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3567 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain open-space land devoted principally to ecological research. House: Local Government Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 133 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain land used for wildlife management under a conservation easement. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 779 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the appraisal of open-space land devoted principally to agricultural use. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
HB 2611 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of agricultural or open-space land in a tick eradication quarantine area. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 760 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Straus, Joe
Relating to the classification of open-space land into categories for purposes of appraising the land for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 1/1/06
HB 847 78-0 (2003) Author: Rangel, Irma | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of land to be appraised as open-space land for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Local Government Ways and Means Left pending in committee
HB 1821 78-0 (2003) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the immediate qualification of newly acquired land for ad valorem tax appraisal as qualified open-space land. House: Local Government Ways and Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1980 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to excepting certain land from the additional tax imposed on the change of use of land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as open-space land. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2517 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the ad valorem taxation of farm products and open-space land. House: Local Government Ways and Means Referred to Local Government Ways and Means
HB 3516 78-0 (2003) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to the immediate qualification of certain land used for wildlife management for ad valorem tax appraisal as qualified open-space land. House: Local Government Ways and Means Referred to Local Government Ways and Means
HB 3607 78-0 (2003) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the calculation of net to land in the ad valorem tax appraisal of open-space land used for wildlife management. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/04
HJR 72 78-0 (2003) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for the immediate qualification of newly acquired open-space land for ad valorem tax appraisal on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Local Government Ways and Means Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 480 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Mercer, Ken
Relating to excepting certain land from the additional tax imposed on the change of use of land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as open-space land. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 277 77-0 (2001) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1832 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to establishing a voluntary greenbelt water use reduction program by the North Harris County Regional Water Authority. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3478 76-0 (1999) Author: Hardcastle, Rick Relating to the valuation of open space land that was acquired from a governmental entity. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1396 76-0 (1999) Author: Haywood, Tom Relating to the valuation of open space land that was acquired from a governmental entity. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 197 70-0 (1987) Author: Patterson, Pete Relating to eliminating the imposition of additional taxes on certain agricultural, open space, and timber land that is sold or diverted to another use. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 198 70-0 (1987) Author: Patterson, Pete Relating to the eligibility of open-space or timber land owned by a corporation for special property tax appraisal. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 310 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff Relating to eliminating the imposition of additional ad valorem taxes on certain open space agricultural and timber land that is diverted to another use. House: Ways & Means No action taken in subcommittee
HB 1228 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff Relating to the use of land that qualifies for agricultural or open-space appraisal for ad valorem taxation purposes. House: Ways & Means Pending in subcommittee
HB 1440 70-0 (1987) Author: Perry, Rick
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the use of land that qualifies for agricultural or open-space appraisal for ad valorem taxation purposes and to notice of a property owner's right to a decision of an appraisal review board. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/88
HB 1694 70-0 (1987) Author: Stiles, Mark
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the appraisal of agricultural land contiguous to other open-space agricultural land. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1867 70-0 (1987) Author: Schlueter, Stan
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the appraisal of open-space agricultural land or timberland for purposes of ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/88
HB 951 69-0 (1985) Author: Patterson, Pete Relating to requiring owners of certain agricultural or timber land having foreign ownership to make annual reports relating to the land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Record vote
HB 2045 69-0 (1985) Author: Schlueter, Stan
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the calculation of net to land for the purpose of appraisal of agricultural land. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
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HB 1316 68-0 (1983) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to the notification of certain landowners of agricultural use and open-space appraisal provisions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Committee on Finance
HB 1624 68-0 (1983) Author: Hall, Tip Relating to the eligibility of a person to have his land appraised for property taxation under agricultural and open-space appraisal provisions. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 1951 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem taxation of certain open-space land used for camping and hiking activites. House: Ways & Means No action taken
HJR 83 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for land used for park, recreational, and scenic uses to be appraised for ad valorem tax purposes according to the use of the land. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
SB 39 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the amount of certain cigarette tax revenue allocated to and the use of the local parks, recreation, and open space fund. Senate: Natural Resources Postponed
SB 47 68-0 (1983) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to the allocation of certain cigarette tax revenue to the local parks, recreation, and open space fund. Senate: Natural Resources Postponed
SB 1143 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Schlueter, Stan
Relating to the inclusion of land previously appraised as agricultural or open-space land as part of a residence homestead for property tax purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 1450 67-0 (1981) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to deferred taxes made payable because of changed use of open-space land or sale or diversion to nonagricultural use of agricultural land. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 1871 67-0 (1981) Author: Hill, Anita Relating to applications for exemptions under the Property Tax Code. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 1889 67-0 (1981) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to the appraisal on the basis of its' use of land voluntarily re-stricted to recreational, park, or open-space. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 2219 67-0 (1981) Author: Crawford, Bo Relating to the appraisal of certain land, the use of which is limited to recreational, park, or open space purposes by deed restriction or voluntary restriction under certain circumstanes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
SB 1066 67-0 (1981) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the appraisal of certain land, the use of which is limited to recreational, park, or open space purposes by deed restriction or voluntary restriction under certain circumstances; providing for the validity, filing, and enforcement of voluntary restrictions on land; providing for the reassessment of certain taxes; providing a tax penalty. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
HB 111 67-1 (1981) Author: Luna III, Albert Relating to the rendition of implements of husbandry for property taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 240 66-0 (1979) Author: Sullivant, Bill Relating to valuation of certain open-space land used to support the raising of livestock or to produce farm crops or forest products or used by colleges or universities for certain purposes. House: Ways & Means Message from the Governor recorded in Journal
HB 759 66-0 (1979) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim Relating to the valuation of open-space land used to support the raising of livestock or to produce farm crops. House: Ways & Means Message from the Governor recorded in Journal
HB 817 66-0 (1979) Author: Browder, Jim Relating to valuation of open-space land used to support the raising of livestock or to produce farm crops or forest products. House: Ways & Means Message from the Governor recorded in Journal
HB 855 66-0 (1979) Author: Browder, Jim Relating to the valuation of open-spaced land used to support the raising of livestock or to produce farm crops. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 1060 66-0 (1979) Author: Davis, Bob
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to implementation of The Tax Relief Amendment to the Texas Constitution. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 1467 66-0 (1979) Author: Atkinson, Hamp Relating to the determination of school district index values. House: Public Education Referred to subcommittee
SB 6 66-0 (1979) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to the valuation of open-space land used to support the raising of livestock or to produce farm crops or forest crops. Senate: Economic Development Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 58 66-0 (1979) Author: Price, Bob Relating to the valuation of open-space land used to support the raising of livestock or the production of farm crops. Senate: Economic Development Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 22 65-0 (1977) Author: Sullivant, Bill
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Relating to the valuation of open-space land used to support the raising of livestock or to produce farm crops of forest products or used by colleges or universities for certain purposes. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Economic Development
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HB 1076 65-0 (1977) Author: Lewis, Gibson
Sponsor: Meier, Bill
Relating to the appraisal of certain land, the use of which is limited to recreational, park, or open space purposes by deed restriction or voluntary restriction under certain circumstances; providing for the validity, filling, and enforcement of voluntary restrictions on land; providing for the reassessment of certain taxes; providing a tax penalty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
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HJR 2 65-0 (1977) Author: Sullivant, Bill Proposing an amendment to Section 1-d of Article VIII, Constitution of the State of Texas, relating to the appraisal of land for agricultural purposes. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HR 135 65-0 (1977) Author: Sullivant, Bill Suspending the House rules to substitute text for Section 7 in HB 22.
SB 1 65-0 (1977) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to the valuation for tax purposes and taxing of open-space land used to support the raising of lifestock or produce farm crops or forest crops; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably substituted
SB 1194 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent Relating to the creation and use of the Texas Urban and Local Park, Recreation, and Open Space fund. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably substituted
SJR 1 65-0 (1977) Author: Creighton, Tom
Sponsor: Sullivant, Bill
To authorize separate appraisal formulas to promote preservation of land devoted to farm, ranch, and forest purposes. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: Economic Development
Failed of adoption
HJR 1 65-1 (1977) Author: Sullivant, Bill Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution relating to the appraisal of land used for agricultural purposes. Filed
HJR 2 65-1 (1977) Author: Sullivant, Bill Proposing an amendment of the Constitution of the State of Texas relating to the appraisal of land used for agricultural purposes. Filed
HJR 3 65-1 (1977) Author: Hubenak, Joe A. Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to authorize separate appraisal formulas to promote preservation of land devoted to farm, ranch, and forest purposes. Filed
HJR 4 65-1 (1977) Author: Sullivant, Bill Proposing an amendment of the Constitution of the State of Texas relating to the appraisal of land for agricultural purposes. Filed
SJR 2 65-1 (1977) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to authorize separate appraisal formulas to promote preservation of open-space land devoted to farm, ranch, and forest purposes. Senate: Finance Posting rule suspended
SJR 3 65-1 (1977) Author: Creighton, Tom Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to authorize separate appraisal formulas to promote preservation of land devoted to farm, ranch, and forest purposes. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
HB 3 65-2 (1978) Author: Hubenak, Joe A. Relating to the valuation of open-space land used to support livestock or to produce farm crops or forest products or used by colleges or universities for certain purposes. House: Ways & Means Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 4 65-2 (1978) Author: Hubenak, Joe A. Relating to the valuation of open-space land used to support the raising of livestock or produce farm crops or forest products. House: Ways & Means Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 13 65-2 (1978) Author: Sullivant, Bill Relating to the valuation of open-space land used to support the raising of livestock or to produce farm crops or forest products or used by colleges or universities for certain purposes. House: Ways & Means Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 51 65-2 (1978) Author: Peveto, Wayne Providing exemptions of certain property from ad valorem taxation for school district purposes; providing alternative procedures for the valuation of open-space land for school ad valorem tax purposes; providing for payments by the state to school districts to reimburse for the revenues lost as a result of granting such exemptions and alternative valuation procedures for open-space land; and, providing for administration of the exemptions and alternative valuation procedures and the reimbursement payments by the School Tax Assessment Practices Board. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
HJR 1 65-2 (1978) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim
Sponsor: Aikin, Jr., A.M.
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to ad valorem taxation of agricultural property, exemptions of certain property from taxation, and conditions for increases in total property tax revenues. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: Finance
Signed by the Governor
HJR 4 65-2 (1978) Author: Hubenak, Joe A. Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution relating to appraisal of agricultural and timberland for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Constitutional Amendments Considered by committee in public hearing
HJR 5 65-2 (1978) Author: Sullivant, Bill Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas relating to the appraisal of land for agricultural purposes. House: Constitutional Amendments Considered by committee in public hearing
HJR 21 65-2 (1978) Author: Jones, Luther Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution relating to certain ad valorem tax exemptions and to appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of farm, ranch, and timber lands. House: Constitutional Amendments Considered by committee in public hearing
HJR 40 65-2 (1978) Author: Schlueter, Stan Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to authorize separate appraisal formulas to promote preservation of land devoted to farm, ranch, and forest purposes. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 4 65-2 (1978) Author: Creighton, Tom
Sponsor: Hubenak, Joe A.
Relating to the valuation of open-space land used to support the raising of livestock, or produce farm crops or forest crops. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Rules failed to suspend
SJR 6 65-2 (1978) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to authorize separate appraisal formulas to promote preservation of open-space land devoted to farm, ranch, and forest purposes. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
HB 1535 64-0 (1975) Author: Sullivant, Bill
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Relating to the valuation of open-space land used to support the raising of livestock or produce farm crops or forest products; the determination of a capitalization rate; disqualification and penalty; stating an effective date. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Finance
Effective in 90 days
HB 1989 64-0 (1975) Author: Olson, Jr., Lyndon Relating to the appraisal of open space land devoted to farm and ranch purposes; requiring the Commissioner of Agriculture to publish classifications of land and information pertaining to the appraisal of certain land according to its productive capacity; requiring the Commissioner of Agriculture to make rules relating to the appraisal of certain land; providing an additional tax on certain land no longer qualifying as open space land devoted to farm and ranch purposes. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to subcommittee
HJR 5 64-0 (1975) Author: Sullivant, Bill Relating to the appraisal of land for agricultural purposes. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
HJR 82 64-0 (1975) Author: Denton, Lane Relating to providing separate formulas for the appraisal of certain open-space land. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
SJR 60 64-0 (1975) Author: Jones, Grant Amending Constitution to require Legislature to provide separate formulas for appraisal of certain open-space land. Senate: Texas Constitution Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
HB 1372 63-0 (1973) Author: Rosson, Renal B. Providing methods of assessment for ranch, farm, forest, and other open-space land. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HJR 50 63-0 (1973) Author: Rosson, Renal B. Proposing an amendment of the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for methods of assessment for ranch, farm, forest, and other open-space lands that will promote the preservation of their existing uses. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 604 63-0 (1973) Author: Creighton, Tom Providing methods of assessment for ranch, farm, forest, and other open-space land. Senate: State Affairs Defeat by Senate reported
SJR 28 63-0 (1973) Author: Creighton, Tom Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas providing for methods of assessment for ranch, farm, forest, and other open-space lands that will promote the preservation of their existing uses. Senate: State Affairs Defeat by Senate reported
HB 1333 62-0 (1971) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to providing methods of assessment for ranch, farm, forest, and other open space lands.
HJR 75 62-0 (1971) Author: Nugent, James E. | et. al. Proposing an amendment to provide for methods of assessment for ranch, farm, forest, and other open space lands.
SB 875 62-0 (1971) Author: Connally, Wayne Relating to providing methods of assessment for ranch, farm, forest, and other open space lands.
SJR 50 62-0 (1971) Author: Connally, Wayne
Sponsor: Nugent, James E. | et. al.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, to provide for methods of assessment for ranch, farm, forest, and other open space lands that will promote the preservation of their existing uses.
HB 942 60-0 (1967) Author: Hairgrove, James A. "Jim" | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts so as to include 'an open land area' within the definition of the term "slum area" and/or within the provisions for an "urban renewal project".
HB 1133 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to providing for the use of compensatory regulations for the purpose of preserving land for reservoirs, water supply, forest, and other open space uses.
SB 411 60-0 (1967) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to amending certain statute so as to include an open land area within the definition of the term slum area and/or within the provisions for an urban renewal project.
SB 441 60-0 (1967) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to providing for the use of compensatory regulations for the purpose of preserving land for reservoirs, water supply, forest, and other open spaces uses.

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