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HB 544 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the use of the rural water assistance fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 709 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to a study conducted by Texas A&M University on services for children and families available in rural counties for children in the managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1407 85-0 (2017) Author: Sheffield, J. D. | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1510 85-0 (2017) Author: Isaac, Jason
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the transfer of certain functions related to emergency services districts from the Department of Agriculture to the Texas Division of Emergency Management. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3433 85-0 (2017) Author: Lambert, Stan | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to the adoption by state agencies of rules affecting rural communities. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 785 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the use of the rural water assistance fund. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1471 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1119 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to a study assessing the statewide need for the replacement of mile markers on certain highways. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2113 84-0 (2015) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the taxation of fireworks. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
SB 413 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the qualifications for membership on the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 761 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the taxation of fireworks. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1975 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a study of the economic cost of significant oil and gas activity in rural areas of the state. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 533 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to a development of a workforce investment partnership in rural areas. House: Economic & Small Business Development Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2048 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Rural Development Fund and to the establishment, operation, and funding of certain programs for rural economic development. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 2562 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to an annual report on the Public Assistance Reporting Information System. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 3039 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to financing programs and activities related to rural economic development; authorizing a fee. House: Economic & Small Business Development Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1214 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to certain economic development programs administered by the Department of Agriculture. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 1554 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: King, Tracy | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of a matching grant program for community development in certain municipalities and counties. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 423 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the powers of rural and urban transit districts. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 865 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to the composition and use of money in the rural water assistance fund. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3717 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to a study regarding emergency service in rural areas. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3757 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the coordination of rural and small community initiatives. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
SB 360 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the composition and use of money in the rural water assistance fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 824 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the coordination of rural and small community initiatives. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 825 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the provision of affordable housing in colonias, rural communities, and small municipalities. Senate: International Relations & Trade Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 826 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of certain programs for rural economic development. Senate: International Relations & Trade Referred to International Relations and Trade
HB 377 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Sid | et. al. Relating to the creation and funding of the Texas Rural Job Development Fund. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1911 81-0 (2009) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al. Relating to the Texas Rural Investment Fund. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1918 81-0 (2009) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to changing the name of the Office of Rural Community Affairs to the Texas Department of Rural Affairs. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2239 81-0 (2009) Author: Hamilton, Mike Relating to transferring the Office of Rural Community Affairs to the Department of Agriculture and abolishing the board of the office. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 2914 81-0 (2009) Author: McReynolds, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the establishment of a fuel mitigation pilot grant program for fire departments. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1988 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Relating to the Texas Rural Investment Fund. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 2277 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to delivery of certain unclaimed money to a rural scholarship fund. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2542 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Office of Rural Community Affairs. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 2598 80-0 (2007) Author: Homer, Mark | et. al. Relating to the creation and funding of the Texas Rural Job Development Fund. House: Agriculture & Livestock Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2660 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the use of money from the Texas economic development bank fund for rural rail development. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 3128 80-0 (2007) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to the administration of certain housing programs by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. House: Urban Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
SB 947 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to delivery of certain unclaimed money to a rural scholarship fund. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1334 80-0 (2007) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the administration of certain housing programs by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1336 80-0 (2007) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Relating to the authority of a municipality with a population of less than 10,000 to enter into an agreement with an owner of real property in or adjacent to an area in the municipality that has been approved for funding under certain revitalization or redevelopment programs to prohibit ad valorem tax increases on the owner's property for a limited period. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1485 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Rural Development Fund and to the establishment, operation, and funding of certain programs for rural economic development. House: Economic Development
Senate: Finance
Placed on General State Calendar
SJR 44 80-0 (2007) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit the voters of a municipality with a population of less than 10,000 to authorize the governing body of the municipality to enter into an agreement with an owner of real property in or adjacent to an area in the municipality that has been approved for funding under certain revitalization or redevelopment programs to prohibit ad valorem tax increases on the owner's property for a limited period. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 2619 79-0 (2005) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to a program by the Office of Rural Community Affairs to assist rural areas with the establishment of emergency services districts. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 3317 79-0 (2005) Author: Brown, Betty Relating to financial arrangements between referring health care providers and providers of designated health services in rural areas; providing penalties. House: Public Health No action taken in committee
SB 277 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to use of money in the Texas Enterprise Fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1001 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Relating to the provision of health care in medically underserved communities. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1240 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the employment of physicians by a rural hospital. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1241 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to financial arrangements between referring health care providers and providers of designated health services in rural areas; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 289 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to a disclosure of a financial interest by a committee member or the executive director of the Office of Rural Community Affairs. House: Land & Resource Management Placed on General State Calendar
HB 423 78-0 (2003) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to restrictions on the transfer of groundwater from a rural county to another county. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 649 78-0 (2003) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to creating an interagency work group on rural issues. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 873 78-0 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the rural volunteer fire department insurance program. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1325 78-0 (2003) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the rural physician assistant loan reimbursement program. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 1875 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the water infrastructure fund, rural water assistance fund, rural community water and wastewater loan fund, and colonia self-help account, and to certain notes and bonds of water districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 1877 78-0 (2003) Author: Hardcastle, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to creating the rural physician relief program. House: Public Health
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1928 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to annual reports filed with the Office of Rural Community Affairs by emergency services districts. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 2632 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the Office of Rural Community Affairs. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2784 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to allowing rural fire prevention districts to impose a sales and use tax. House: Local Government Ways and Means Left pending in committee
HB 2864 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the deployment of high-speed telecommunications services. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3297 78-0 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to the powers and duties of the Office of Rural and Border Community Affairs and creating a foundation to finance border health programs. House: Border and International Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3336 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to authority of the state or local governments to collect reasonable compensation for the use of public property, the creation and funding of the Broadband - Stimulate Provision of Access to Rural Communities fund, and providing for penalties. House: Regulated Industries Meeting cancelled
HB 3420 78-0 (2003) Author: Garza, Timoteo | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to a set-aside for certain colonia access roadway projects proposed by rural border counties. House: Border and International Affairs
Senate: International Relations and Trade
Effective immediately
HB 3427 78-0 (2003) Author: Lewis, Glenn Relating to the conversion of all rural fire prevention districts to emergency services districts. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 3491 78-0 (2003) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to use of certain 9-1-1 fees and surcharges in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 3538 78-0 (2003) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to appraisals acquired by municipalities from rural water supply corporations. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 56 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the creation of comprehensive access points for health care. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 363 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to annual reports filed with the Office of Rural Community Affairs by emergency services districts. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
SB 413 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the study of educational opportunities for emergency services personnel. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 446 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Quintanilla, Chente
Relating to the authority of the Rural Foundation. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 529 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: McReynolds, Jim | et. al.
Relating to temporarily exempting emergency medical services personnel who serve a rural area of the state from certain legal requirements. House: Public Health
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 530 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: McReynolds, Jim | et. al.
Relating to performance measures for regional advisory councils in trauma service areas. House: Public Health
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 559 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to a set-aside for certain colonia access roadway projects proposed by rural border counties. Senate: International Relations and Trade Referred to International Relations and Trade
SB 858 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to creating the rural physician relief program. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken in committee
SB 967 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Wise, Miguel
Relating to financial assistance and bonding authority in the development of certain water resources in the state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1021 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Lewis, Glenn
Relating to emergency services districts and the conversion of all rural fire prevention districts to emergency services districts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1642 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of a geriatric education and care research center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 1753 78-0 (2003) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to creating an interagency work group on rural issues. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 45 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Lewis, Glenn
Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the authority of the legislature to provide for the creation of rural fire prevention districts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 7 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to creating the Office of Rural Community Affairs. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 153 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to developing an international trade and development program for Texas-grown agricultural products. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture and Livestock
HB 246 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al. Relating to the creation and funding of the Rural Communities Health Care Investment Program to attract and retain rural health care professionals. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 289 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to the advisory committee to the Health and Human Services Commission on telemedical consultation. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 292 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to directing the telecommunications infrastructure fund board to provide for the development and availability of information technologies and telecommunications services necessary for the provision of telemedicine services to rural areas. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 373 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Relating to creating a foundation to finance health programs in the rural areas of the state. House: Public Health Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 453 77-0 (2001) Author: Swinford, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Haywood, Tom
Relating to the creation of the Agriculture Policy Board. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 499 77-0 (2001) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Relating to agricultural policy for the state. House: Agriculture & Livestock Laid on the table subject to call
HB 611 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al. Relating to the regulation of telepharmacy as a method to dispense drugs. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 622 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron | et. al. Relating to financing rural water projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 626 77-0 (2001) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to funds for capital improvements to certain rural clinics. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 681 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Relating to an economic development program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 682 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Relating to the preservation of rail facilities by the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Transportation Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 739 77-0 (2001) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the membership of the Texas Transportation Commission. House: Transportation No action taken in committee
HB 766 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to funding telemedicine service and health care facilities through a grant or loan from the telecommunications infrastructure fund. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 819 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to transfer of the Office of Rural Affairs to the Department of Agriculture. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 910 77-0 (2001) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the establishment of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center South Texas Center for Rural Public Health. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 931 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to a coordinated economic development plan for the state. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 974 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to the practice of teledentistry. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 1018 77-0 (2001) Author: Hardcastle, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Haywood, Tom
Relating to certain applicants applying for a license to practice medicine. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1124 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to establishing a community healthcare awareness and mentoring program for students. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1261 77-0 (2001) Author: Hardcastle, Rick | et. al. Relating to delivery of certain unclaimed property for rural scholarships and economic development. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1441 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Relating to certain anticipation notes for rural economic development. House: Land & Resource Management Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1443 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Relating to creating the rural physician relief program. House: Public Health Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1575 77-0 (2001) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain dental hygienists. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1596 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Relating to programs to promote agriculture and economic development in rural areas of this state. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1601 77-0 (2001) Author: Davis, John | et. al. Relating to exempting certain corporations from the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1723 77-0 (2001) Author: Seaman, Gene | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the creation of a county employment development board in certain counties to develop programs for rural economic assistance for career training; authorizing a tax. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1736 77-0 (2001) Author: Wolens, Steven | et. al. Relating to the enhanced availability of advanced telecommunications services. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1880 77-0 (2001) Author: Swinford, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the creation, operation, and administration of agricultural development districts and granting the power of eminent domain and the authority to issue bonds. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2084 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Relating to delivery by local telephone exchange companies to scholarship funds for rural students of money that is presumed to be abandoned. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2172 77-0 (2001) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the membership of the Texas Transportation Commission. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2308 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the basic health care services a county is required to provide to indigent county residents. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2323 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to repayment assistance for certain law school loans. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2388 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to the provision of telecommunications services to permanent residential or business premises that are not included in a certificated service area. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2421 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to establishing a program to recruit rural medical students for service in rural communities. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2422 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to the provision of data by a rural provider to the Texas Health Care Information Council. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2423 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the designation of a hospital as a rural hospital. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2424 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to payment for services provided by rural hospitals and physicians under the state child health plan. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2426 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to disbursements to rural hospitals from the tertiary care account. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2441 77-0 (2001) Author: Ehrhardt, Harryette | et. al. Relating to the administration of the low-income housing tax credit program by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2446 77-0 (2001) Author: Glaze, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to emergency medical services. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
HB 2542 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to the advisory committee for the Center for Rural Health Initiatives. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2553 77-0 (2001) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to repayment assistance for certain law school loans of attorneys employed by district or county attorney's offices in rural counties. House: Higher Education Reason for vote recorded in Journal
HB 2604 77-0 (2001) Author: McReynolds, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to assistance to certain volunteer fire departments and to the imposition of an assessment on certain insurers to finance that assistance. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2657 77-0 (2001) Author: Ehrhardt, Harryette Relating to the authorization of bonds by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2668 77-0 (2001) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to restrictions on the transfer of groundwater from a rural county to another county. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2768 77-0 (2001) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to public and private responsibility for providing sewage drainage and water supply services to colonias. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 2776 77-0 (2001) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a colonia self-help program. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Posting rule suspended
HB 3010 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Relating to the operation of a statewide rural health care system. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3017 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to the review and functions of the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Returned to Calendars Committee
HB 3294 77-0 (2001) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the provision of housing and related forms of assistance to residents of colonias and residents of other underserved regions of this state. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
No action taken in committee
HB 3389 77-0 (2001) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to franchise tax credits for telecommunications corporations for job creation activities and capital investments. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 3449 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and to other matters relating to housing or community development, including the creation of the Manufactured Housing Board and the Office of Rural Community Affairs; providing a penalty. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 3667 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to insurance for, and a fireworks sales tax for the support of, certain volunteer fire departments. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Finance
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SB 2 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the development and management of the water resources of the state, including the ratification of the creation of certain groundwater conservation districts; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 64 77-0 (2001) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to the use of telemedicine in the state Medicaid program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 66 77-0 (2001) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to the creation and operation of a telemedicine pilot program to provide certain workers' compensation medical benefits. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 69 77-0 (2001) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to Medicaid reimbursement for certain telemedicine services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 93 77-0 (2001) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to providing telemedicine services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 115 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy | et. al.
Relating to creating a foundation to finance health programs in the rural areas of the state. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 126 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Turner, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the creation of the Rural Communities Health Care Investment Program to attract and retain rural health care professionals. House: Public Health
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 143 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to a coordinated economic development plan for the state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 216 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the funding of telecommunications infrastructure for telemedicine services. House: State Affairs
Senate: Education
Referred to State Affairs
SB 249 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to the membership of the Texas Transportation Commission. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 312 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the review and functions of the Texas Water Development Board and the improvement of certain water delivery infrastructure. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 322 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and to other matters relating to housing or community development, including the creation of the Manufactured Housing Board; providing a penalty. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
See remarks for effective date
SB 331 77-0 (2001) Author: Haywood, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to agricultural policy for the state. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 348 77-0 (2001) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the preservation of rail facilities by the Texas Department of Transportation. Senate: State Affairs Laid on table subject to call in committee
SB 406 77-0 (2001) Author: Cain, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy
Relating to the preservation of rail facilities by the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 475 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to a housing stipend program for public school teachers in rural areas. Senate: Education No action taken in committee
SB 514 77-0 (2001) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime
Relating to expanding certain grant programs formerly limited to physicians to include other health care professionals. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 516 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy | et. al.
Relating to creating the rural physician relief program and to licensing of physicians intending to practice in rural areas or other underserved or shortage areas. House: Public Health
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 716 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Counts, David
Relating to programs to promote agriculture and economic development in rural areas of this state. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 746 77-0 (2001) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy | et. al.
Relating to an economic development program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 827 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy | et. al.
Relating to certain anticipation notes for rural economic development. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1216 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al. Relating to establishing a program to recruit rural medical students for service in rural communities. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 1394 77-0 (2001) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy
Relating to the operation of a statewide rural health care system. House: Insurance
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1500 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the provision of housing and related forms of assistance to residents of colonias and residents of other underserved regions of this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1501 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the establishment of a colonia self-help program. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1503 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Carter, Bill
Relating to an assessment of the affordable housing needs of the regions of this state. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1562 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the authority of regional water planning groups. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1700 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the support and improvement of strategic investment areas and rural areas through the deployment of high-speed and advanced services. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1756 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David Relating to creating the Office of Rural Community Affairs. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1783 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Wolens, Steven | et. al.
Relating to enhanced availability of advanced telecommunications service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
House appoints conferees-reported
HB 795 70-0 (1987) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the liability of a rural fire prevention district for certain actions of employees and volunteers of the district. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 828 70-0 (1987) Author: Toomey, Mike
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the operation of and territory included in rural fire prevention districts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HJR 60 70-0 (1987) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Proposing a constitutional amendment to raise the maximum property tax rate that may be adopted by rural fire prevention districts after an election. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 103 70-0 (1987) Author: Carter, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment to raise the maximum property tax rate that may be adopted by rural fire prevention districts. House: Ways & Means Pending in subcommittee
SB 396 70-0 (1987) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and compensation of the Rural Medical Education Council, to loans administered by the council, to powers and duties of the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, concerning those loans, and to assistance by the attorney general on request. House: Higher Education
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Higher Education
HB 53 70-2 (1987) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the maximum propriety tax rate that may be adopted by certain rural fire prevention districts. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Eff. on adoption of const. amendment
HB 241 69-0 (1985) Author: Toomey, Mike
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the boundaries of certain rural fire prevention districts and the assessment of taxes by rural fire prevention districts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 293 69-0 (1985) Author: Toomey, Mike
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the management and operation of rural fire prevention districts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1203 69-0 (1985) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the bidding procedures of rural fire prevention districts. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1518 69-0 (1985) Author: Emmett, Ed Relating to the establishment of a rural fire prevention district within the corporate or extraterritorial jurisdiction of a city. House: Urban Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1587 69-0 (1985) Author: Valigura, Keith Relating to key rate credits for rural fire prevention districts and metropolitan county-supported fire protection systems. House: Insurance Referred to subcommittee
HB 1846 69-0 (1985) Author: Patronella, David
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the creation and administration of rural fire prevention districts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2204 69-0 (1985) Author: Agnich, Fred Reaffirming the original purpose of rural electric cooperatives; relating to the ability of rural electric cooperatives to provide electric utility service to areas where central station service is available; delineating the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas over the provision of electric utility service by rural electric cooperatives in areas where central station service is available; amending art. 1446c and art. 1528b, V.A.T.S. and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs No action taken in subcommittee
SB 783 69-0 (1985) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: Emmett, Ed
Relating to the establishment of a rural fire prevention district within the corporate or extraterritorial jurisdiction of a city. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1286 69-0 (1985) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to the creation and administration of rural fire prevention districts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 1345 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to key rate credits for rural fire prevention districts and metropolitan county-supported fire protection systems. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 561 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to the areas in which a telephone cooperative may operate. House: State Affairs Placed on daily General State Calendar
HB 1018 68-0 (1983) Author: Russell, Sam
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to the authority of rural fire prevention districts to issue bonds, notes, and bond anticipation notes. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 1474 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the provision of dangerous drugs by licensed physicians who practice in rural areas. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 2159 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to loans, grants, or scholarships granted by the State Rural Medical Education Board. House: Public Health
Senate: Education
Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 1299 68-0 (1983) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to the acceptance by the state of the Primary Care Block Grant; establishing the Community Health Center Advisory Committee; and declaring an emergency. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Placed on daily Major State Calendar
SCR 84 68-0 (1983) Author: Sarpalius, Bill
Sponsor: Hall, Tip
Directing the Texas Department of Human Resources to implement program models, designed to improve the delivery of services to victims of family violence in geographically isolated and underserved areas of the state. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
SJR 41 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Laney, James
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the issuance of $200 million in state general obligation bonds, to create a rural water conservation fund, and to authorize financial assistance for rural political subdivisions. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on daily Constitutional Amendments Calendar
HB 1980 67-0 (1981) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina Relating to the State Rural Medical Education Board. House: Health Services Referred to subcommittee
SB 458 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the maximum property tax rate for a rural fire prevention district and to the de-annexation of the portion of a city that lies within a rural fire prevention district. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
SJR 23 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the maximum tax rate for rural fire prevention districts. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HB 661 65-0 (1977) Author: Peveto, Wayne
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to dissolution of rural fire prevention districts. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days
HB 2103 64-0 (1975) Author: Finney, Dave Relating to the organization of cooperative, non-profit corporations furnishing electric energy and telephone service in rural areas. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 337 63-0 (1973) Author: Peveto, Wayne
Sponsor: Harrington, D. Roy
Relating to the expansion of rural fire prevention districts. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HB 951 63-0 (1973) Author: Hubenak, Joe A. Relating to the creation of multi-county Rural Fire Prevention Districts; prescribing the method of their creation, including the requirements for petition, hearing, and election; providing for the governing bodies of these districts to be created as political subdivisions of the state and setting forth the duties of the body; prescribing the functions of Rural Fire Prevention Districts and conferring certain powers; providing for the disannexation of any district if any non-consenting city anneses territory in the Rural Fire Prevention District; providing for the levy of any taxes within the multi-county district. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Sent to Calendar Committee
SB 764 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Hubenak, Joe A.
Relating to the creation of rural fire prevention districts. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1398 61-0 (1969) Author: Adams, Don Relating to the creation and organization of a rural fire prevention district for the Lumberton Independent School District and Rose Hills Acres, an incorporated municipality.
HCR 71 61-0 (1969)
HB 830 60-0 (1967) Author: Haynes, Jr., Clyde Relating to the tax assessment rate in rural fire prevention districts.
SB 221 58-0 (1963) Author: Herring, Charles | et. al. Relating to amending the Electric Cooperative Corporation Act so as to authorize electric cooperatives to serve any structure, apparatus, or point of delivery located in a rural area, or, under certain conditions, in an area which was a rural area when the corporation first undertook service therein; providing for corporate bylaws, qualifications and votes of members, membership lists and liability, as to quorum and proxy voting, for corporate directors, non-profit operation, amendment of articles of incorporation, consolidation, and for dissolution or sale of assets.
HB 2 57-0 (1961) Author: Jamison, Jr., Alonzo W. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act authorizing electic cooperatives, under certain conditions, to serve any structure, apparatus, or point of delivery located in rural areas, or in an area which was a rural area when the corporation first undertook service therein.
HB 278 57-0 (1961) Author: Bridges, Ronald Wayne | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act providing that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Rural Fire Prevention Districts may appraise the property in said districts, use the county tax rolls, use any tax roll covering the whole district or use any combination of tax rolls evaluating the taxable property in said Rural Fire Prevention Districts.
HB 3 56-0 (1959) Author: Jamison, Jr., Alonzo W. | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts providing the purposes for which electric cooperatives may be formed, the areas in which they may operate, the terms and conditions under which they may use the streets and alleys of an incorporated city or town.
HB 45 56-0 (1959) Author: Myatt, Ted W. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to Rural Fire Prevention Districts; providing that the County Tax Assessor-Collector shall be the Assessor-Collector for the District.
HB 840 56-0 (1959) Author: Woolsey, W. N. "Bill" Relating to amending certain acts by providing that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Rural Fire Prevention Districts may appraise the property in said district, use the county tax rolls, use any tax roll covering the whole district or use any combination of tax rolls evaluating the taxable property in said Rural Fire Prevention Districts.
HB 395 55-0 (1957) Author: Jamison, Jr., Alonzo W. | et. al. Relating to creating the Rural Public Utilities Commission of Texas, granting it power to regulate rural rates and services of telephone, gas and electric utilities and to regulate intrastate telephone rates, prescribing the procedure, establishing an assessment to defray cost of regulation.
HB 547 55-0 (1957) Author: Jamison, Jr., Alonzo W. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts to authorize electric cooperatives, under certain conditions, to serve persons, dwellings, structures, apparatus and points of delivery not receiving central station service located in rural areas or in an area which was a rural area when service was undertaken.
HB 612 55-0 (1957) Author: Myatt, Ted W. | et. al. Relating to providing for the creation of Rural Fire Prevention Districts, prescribing the method of their creation, etc.
SB 312 55-0 (1957) Author: Herring, Charles | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts so as to authorize electric cooperatives to engage in rural electrification.
SB 372 55-0 (1957) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to providing for the creation of Rural Fire Prevention Districts.
HB 864 53-0 (1953) Author: Bradshaw, Floyd Francis Relating to providing for the organization of cooperative, nonprofit, membership corporations for the purpose of furnishing water service, sewer service, and fire protection service.
HB 586 52-0 (1951) Author: Tufares, Deno Arthur Relating to repealing certain acts so as to provide for the construction and maintenance of rural roads by levying a tax on natural gas produced in this State; defining terms; providing for the administration and enforcement hereof by the Comptroller of Public Accounts; providing penalty for failure to pay the tax in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
SJR 8 52-0 (1951) Author: McDonald, Warren Swann Proposing an amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for the creation and establishment of rural fire prevention districts so as to provide that the Legislature may authorize an ad valorem tax not to exceed Fifty (50) Cents on the One Hundred ($100) Dollars valuation.
HJR 27 51-0 (1949) Author: Wood, Bill D. | et. al. Proposing an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of Texas authorizing the Legislature to provide for the creation and establishment of rural fire prevention districts.
SJR 5 51-0 (1949) Author: McDonald, Warren Swann Proposing an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of Texas, authorizing the Legislature to provide for the creation and establishment of rural fire prevention districts.
HB 599 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing for the organization of cooperative, non-profit, membership corporations for the purpose of engaging in rural electrification.
SB 172 41-0 (1929) Author: Hyer, Julien Capers Relating to the Rural Credit Unions.
SJR 10 36-0 (1919) Author: Caldwell, Walter Douglass | et. al. Proposing an amendment relating to the creation and fixing of liens against rural homesteads and specifying the purposes for which such liens may be created; making an appropriation.
HB 857 33-0 (1913) Author: Calvin, Elvis Abner | et. al. Relating to providing for the formation and incorporation of rural credit unions as co-operative associations for the purpose of promoting thrift among their members, and for moderate loans of money for short periods.
HB 894 33-0 (1913) Author: Dove, Daniel C. | et. al. Relating to providing for the organization of Rural banking Associations, for the purpose of extending productive loans at reasonable rates to its members for the promotion of agriculture
SB 458 33-0 (1913) Author: Weinert, Ferdinand C. | et. al. Relating to providing for the formation and incorporation of rural credit unions or co-operative associations for the purpose of promoting thrift among their members, and to enable the members thereof, when in need, to obtain for productive purposes moderate loans of money for short periods and at reasonable rates of interest.
SB 488 33-0 (1913) Author: Nugent, Clinton W. | et. al. Relating to providing for the organization of rural banking associations, for the purpose of extending productive loans at reasonable rates to its members for the promotion of agriculture.

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