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83rd Regular Session, 2013
HB 1307 (83rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to rates for water service, to the transfer of functions relating to the economic regulation of water and sewer service from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel regarding the economic regulation of water and sewer service.
  Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
  Committees: Natural Resources
  Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1600 (83rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the rates for water service, and to the functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel; authorizing a fee.
  Author: Cook, Byron | et. al.
  Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
  Committees: State Affairs | Business & Commerce
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3382 (83rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial consumers in certain water or sewer utility service matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
  Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
  Committees: Natural Resources
  Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
SB 206 (83rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel; authorizing a fee.
  Author: Nichols, Robert
  Committees: Business & Commerce
  Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 567 (83rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to rates for water service, to the transfer of functions relating to the economic regulation of water and sewer service from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel regarding the economic regulation of water and sewer service.
  Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
  Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
  Committees: Natural Resources | Business & Commerce
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1164 (83rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial consumers in certain water or sewer utility service matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
  Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
  Committees: Natural Resources
  Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources

82nd Regular Session, 2011
HB 1968 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to regulation of gas pipelines; providing penalties.
  Author: Chisum, Warren
  Committees: Energy Resources
  Last Action: Left pending in committee
HB 2134 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas; imposing an administrative penalty.
  Author: Solomons, Burt
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Left pending in committee
HB 2715 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the continuation of and powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial utility consumers.
  Author: Turner, Sylvester
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
HB 2870 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education.
  Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al.
  Committees: Government Efficiency & Reform | Finance
  Last Action: Referred to Finance
HB 3754 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial consumers in certain water or sewer utility service matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
  Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
  Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
  Committees: State Affairs | Natural Resources
  Last Action: Considered in public hearing
SB 652 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to governmental and certain quasi-governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.
  Author: Hegar, Glenn
  Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
  Committees: State Affairs | Government Organization
  Last Action: Effective immediately
SB 661 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions, as applicable, of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas; imposing administrative penalties.
  Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
  Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
  Committees: State Affairs | Government Organization
  Last Action: Point of order sustained
SB 855 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to assistance provided by the Office of Public Utility Counsel to interested parties on certain electricity matters involving certificates of convenience and necessity.
  Author: Duncan, Robert
  Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
  Committees: State Affairs | Business & Commerce
  Last Action: Effective immediately
SB 1135 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to regulation of gas pipelines; providing penalties.
  Author: Hegar, Glenn
  Committees: Natural Resources
  Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1179 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education and other obsolete provisions of law.
  Author: Nelson, Jane
  Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
  Committees: Government Efficiency & Reform | Finance
  Last Action: Effective immediately

82nd 1st Called Session, 2011
HB 71 (82nd 1st C.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the establishment of certain water and sewer utility rates and the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
  Author: Larson, Lyle
  Committees: Natural Resources
  Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
SB 34 (82nd 1st C.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the establishment of certain water and sewer utility rates and the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
  Author: Nichols, Robert
  Last Action: Filed

81st Regular Session, 2009
HB 3838 (81st R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial consumers in certain water or sewer utility service matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
  Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
  Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
  Committees: State Affairs | Natural Resources
  Last Action: Left pending in committee

80th Regular Session, 2007
HB 1695 (80th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel.
  Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
  Committees: Environmental Regulation
  Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars

79th Regular Session, 2005
HB 1116 (79th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.
  Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
  Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
  Committees: State Affairs | Government Organization
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1779 (79th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the continuation, administration, and operations of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel.
  Author: King, Phil
  Committees: Regulated Industries
  Last Action: Postponed
HR 2280 (79th R.S.)
  Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1116.
  Author: Solomons, Burt
  Last Action: Reported enrolled
SB 409 (79th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel.
  Author: Nelson, Jane
  Sponsor: King, Phil
  Committees: Regulated Industries | Government Organization
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
SR 1099 (79th R.S.)
  Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1116.
  Author: Nelson, Jane
  Last Action: Reported enrolled

78th Regular Session, 2003
HB 1974 (78th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to access by the Office of Public Utility Counsel to records gathered by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
  Author: Turner, Sylvester
  Committees: Regulated Industries
  Last Action: Left pending in committee
SB 1197 (78th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to access by the Office of Public Utility Counsel to records gathered by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
  Author: Hinojosa, Juan
  Committees: Business & Commerce
  Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce

77th Regular Session, 2001
SB 662 (77th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to combining the office of public insurance counsel, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the office of public interest counsel of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission into a single independent office of public interest counsel; providing a penalty.
  Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to State Affairs

74th Regular Session, 1995
HB 3159 (74th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to continuation, operations, and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel; providing penalties.
  Author: Danburg, Debra
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
HB 3164 (74th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the continuation, operations, and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel; providing penalties.
  Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
  Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
  Committees: State Affairs | State Affairs
  Last Action: Conference committee report filed
SB 373 (74th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the continuation, operations, and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel; providing penalties.
  Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
  Sponsor: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
  Committees: State Affairs | State Affairs
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/95

73rd Regular Session, 1993
HB 1229 (73rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to continuation, operations, and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel; providing penalties.
  Author: Cain, David
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of in committee
SB 498 (73rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel.
  Author: Parker, Carl
  Sponsor: Cain, David
  Committees: State Affairs | Economic Development
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/93

72nd Regular Session, 1991
SB 158 (72nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the operation and funding, including fees and appropriations, of the Office of Public Utility Counsel.
  Author: Carriker, Steven | et. al.
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Co-author authorized
SB 718 (72nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the staff and powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel.
  Author: Johnson, Eddie
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Refer to s/c on Regulatory Agencies by Chair
SB 1111 (72nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the establishment and powers and duties of the Texas Public Utility Commission and to the staff and powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel.
  Author: Rosson, Peggy
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to State Affairs

71st Regular Session, 1989
SB 283 (71st R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to certain costs of interexchange telecommunications proceedings held by the Public Utility Commission of Texas; making an emergency appropriation to the Office of Public Utility Counsel.
  Author: Edwards, Chet
  Committees: Finance
  Last Action: Referred to Finance
SB 1723 (71st R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the application of the Texas Sunset Act to the Public Utility Commission and the Office of Public Utility Counsel.
  Author: Parker, Carl
  Committees: State Affairs | State Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to State Affairs

70th Regular Session, 1987
SB 852 (70th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the chief engineer, director of research, and general counsel of the public utility commission.
  Author: Caperton, Kent
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Left as pending business in comm.

69th Regular Session, 1985
HB 1542 (69th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the funding and operation of the Office of Public Utility Council.
  Author: Carriker, Steve
  Committees: Appropriations
  Last Action: Referred to Appropriations

68th Regular Session, 1983
HB 270 (68th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the creation, duties, and powers of a Department of Public Utility Counsel and the Residential Consumer Advisory Committee.
  Author: Criss, Lloyd
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
HB 2155 (68th R.S.)
  Caption: Providing for the establishment, powers and duties, and financing of the office of consumer counsel, a public utility counselor, and an advisory board for the benefit of residential and small commercial consumers.
  Author: Turner, Jim
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
SB 232 (68th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the regulation of utilities and to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to its powers and duties, administration, staff, and funding; relating to the qualifications, powers and duties, and activities of the commission members and employees and personnel during and after the term of service or employment; prohibiting employment of former commission employees under certain circumstances; establishing the Office of Public Utility Counsel and prescribing its powers and duties; providing for a public utility counsel or counsellor and prescribing his or her qualifications, powers, and duties; requiring audits; requiring certain reports and forecasts by utilities and the commission; providing rules and considerations for approval of building new facilities and for fixing or regulating rates to be allowed or changed by utilities; providing for hearings; relating to ratemaking procedures by municipalities and appeals; providing for judicial review of proceedings of the utility commission; adding special policy and provisions as to the authority and power of the commission over telecommunications utilities; reenacting the Public Utility Regulatory Act, as amended; removing the railroad commission and regulation of gas utilities from the coverage of the Act.
  Author: Caperton, Kent
  Sponsor: Turner, Jim
  Committees: State Affairs | State Affairs
  Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 577 (68th R.S.)
  Caption: Providing for the establishment, powers and duties, and financing of the office of consumer counsel, a public utility counselor, and an advisory board for the benefit of residential and small commercial consumers.
  Author: Caperton, Kent
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: See remarks

68th 2nd Called Session, 1984
HB 126 (68th 2nd C.S.)
  Caption: Relating to appropriations to the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the Office of Public Utility Counsel.
  Author: Wolens, Steven
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Considered by committee in formal meeting
SB 39 (68th 2nd C.S.)
  Caption: Relating to appropriations to the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the Office of Public Utility Counsel.
  Author: Blake, Roy
  Committees: Finance
  Last Action: Received from the Senate
SB 47 (68th 2nd C.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the reappropriation of funds from the Public Utility Commission to the Office of the Public Utility Counsel.
  Author: Caperton, Kent
  Committees: Finance
  Last Action: No action taken

67th Regular Session, 1981
HB 1279 (67th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the creation, duties, and powers of a Department of Public Utility Counsel.
  Author: Green, Gene
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 35 (67th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the creation, duties, and powers of a Department of Public Utility Counsel.
  Author: Doggett, Lloyd
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to subcommittee

66th Regular Session, 1979
SB 911 (66th R.S.)
  Caption: Creating the Department of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential utility consumers.
  Author: Doggett, Lloyd
  Committees: Human Resources
  Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
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