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HCR 36 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Urging the U.S. Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HJR 10 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for certain judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HJR 11 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for appellate judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 16 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 17 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 18 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing bodies of certain political subdivisions to exempt from ad valorem taxation the real and tangible personal property of businesses during an initial period of operation in this state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 19 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain prescription medicine. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 20 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the governor from appointing certain prosecuting attorneys to fill a vacancy of a district judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 21 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 22 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing honesty in state taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 23 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 24 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the authorization or funding of an elementary or secondary education voucher program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 26 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 27 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 28 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing legislative action at any time during a regular session on a bill that extends the existence of an agency, commission, or advisory committee following legislative review. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 29 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the governor's appointments to state boards, commissions, or other governing bodies of state agencies to reflect the gender composition of this state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 30 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of property for ad valorem tax purposes in a tax year if in the preceding tax year the owner of the property disputed the appraisal of the property and the appraised value was lowered as a result. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 31 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 32 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 33 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 34 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 35 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions of this state a person's inventory held for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 36 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide assistance to economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HJR 37 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to legislative authority to permit credit unions and other financial institutions to award prizes by lot to promote savings. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 38 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 40 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the right to repurchase real property acquired by a governmental entity through eminent domain. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HJR 41 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 42 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 43 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 45 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HJR 46 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 47 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission and to mandate that there be such an agency. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 48 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to phase out by 2027 the ad valorem taxation by a school district of the tangible personal property a person owns that consists of inventory. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 49 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the refund of ad valorem taxes imposed on property leased to a religious organization for use as an actual place of religious worship. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 50 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to county residents who are indigent or who are Medicaid recipients. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 51 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to exempt from ad valorem taxation mineral interests owned by nonprofit corporations organized for the exclusive purpose of generating income for certain charitable nonprofit corporations through the ownership, lease, and management of real property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 52 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the assessed value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain individuals with disabilities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HJR 53 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 54 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by or leased to or by a university research technology corporation. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HJR 55 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 56 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HJR 57 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HJR 58 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 59 85-0 (2017) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state; providing for licensing of persons under the agreement; limiting certain taxes and fees. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 60 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation tangible personal property consisting of food or food products held by the owner of the property for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 61 85-0 (2017) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the state or a municipality or county to donate certain property to the United States to promote border crossing security or international bridge trade corridors, to issue public securities to finance the acquisition or construction of that property, and to use public money to make certain payments related to public-private partnerships. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 62 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting private schools and home schools from state and local regulation. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 63 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 64 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 65 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the issuance of certain debt and the use of certain revenue for toll roads. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 66 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions of this state property located near a public school that is owned for the purpose of building low-income or moderate-income housing. House: Ways & Means Meeting cancelled
HJR 67 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HJR 68 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the provision which subjects land designated for agricultural use to an additional tax when the land is diverted to a purpose other than agricultural use or sold. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 69 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a dollar amount or a percentage, whichever is greater, of the market value of a residence homestead and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 70 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a percentage of the assessed value of property owned by certain disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 71 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 72 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the governor's and lieutenant governor's terms of office to begin at 10 a.m. on the day preceding the day the regular legislative session convenes. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 73 85-0 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HJR 74 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 75 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to appropriate money from the economic stabilization fund to the foundation school fund and use the money to finance a temporary increase in the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and a temporary reduction in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 76 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district of the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly or disabled persons. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 77 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Rescinding the 1899 application of the 26th Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call an unrestricted national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing undisclosed amendments to that Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 78 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Rescinding the 1901 and 1911 applications to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the direct election of U.S. Senators. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 79 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 80 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to limit the terms of office of members of Congress. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 81 85-0 (2017) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Proposing a constitutional amendment on professional sports team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 82 85-0 (2017) Author: Rinaldi, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that any appropriations in excess of the constitutional spending limit be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 83 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that members of the legislature and the lieutenant governor will not receive a state salary or per diem during certain periods unless the legislature has passed the state's budget and that budget is certified by the comptroller. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 84 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 85 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for the obligations of a local public retirement system. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 86 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 87 85-0 (2017) Author: Meyer, Morgan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 88 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 89 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to own, hold, and use any mutually agreed upon medium of exchange. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HJR 90 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in certain areas of this state by licensed persons to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage in the coastal areas; providing for certification or licensing of persons engaged in occupations related to casino gaming. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 91 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize additional professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles at additional venues. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 92 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 93 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the assessed value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who served in the armed services for a certain period. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 94 85-0 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 95 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to own, hold, and use any mutually agreed upon medium of exchange. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HJR 96 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit one or more political subdivisions of this state to exempt from ad valorem taxation a person's inventory held for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 97 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran based on the disability rating of the veteran and harmonizing certain related provisions of the constitution. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 98 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of pretrial release of a person accused of a noncapital offense if necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court and the safety of the community and the victim of the alleged offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 99 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a lower amount for expenses that can be charged to a borrower and removing certain financing expense limitations for a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, changing certain options for the refinancing of home equity loans, changing the threshold for an advance of a home equity line of credit, and allowing home equity loans on agricultural homesteads. House: Investments & Financial Services Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 100 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Proposing a constitutional amendment on professional sports team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 101 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax to the Texas Water Development Fund II. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 102 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide ad valorem tax benefits to certain current and former first responders and their families. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 103 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing county authority to provide for manual labor poor houses and farms. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 104 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Urging the Congress of the United States to propose for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution which would prohibit, with one exception, the practice of abortion within the United States or in any place subject to their jurisdiction or, in the alternative, applying to Congress to call a convention, pursuant to Article V of that Constitution, for the specific and limited purpose of proposing such an amendment to that Constitution for ratification. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 105 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran regardless of whether the property was the residence homestead of the surviving spouse when the disabled veteran died and harmonizing certain related provisions of the constitution. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 106 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the dedication by general law of revenue of or money received by this state and money held in or deposited to an account or fund inside or outside the state treasury and the authorized expenditure or appropriation of revenue or money dedicated by general law. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 107 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate net revenue from the state lottery to support educational programs that benefit classroom teaching in the state's public schools and to prohibit certain lottery advertisements and promotions. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 108 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to limit for a temporary period the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a political subdivision on a residence homestead rendered uninhabitable or unusable as a result of a natural disaster. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 109 85-0 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing the voters to remove elected officials finally convicted of a felony from office by means of a recall election. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 110 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish permanent funds for the support of state institutions and agencies of higher education that do not participate in funding from the permanent university fund. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HJR 111 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HJR 112 85-0 (2017) Author: Cook, Byron Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain persons or groups to report certain contributions and political expenditures. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 113 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in the Texas Bullion Depository. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HJR 114 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Proposing a constitutional amendment to divert any net income attributable to newly discovered oil and gas or other mineral interests on permanent university fund land from the permanent university fund to fund capital projects at certain public universities and agencies of higher education that are currently ineligible for distributions from the permanent university fund. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HJR 115 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of a peace officer who resides in a high crime area. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 116 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to limit the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by the political subdivision on the residence homestead of certain lower-income individuals. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 117 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the terms of office of certain judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 118 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 119 85-0 (2017) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games at 12 casinos in this state by licensed persons in counties that have approved casino gaming; providing for certification or licensing of persons engaged in occupations related to casino gaming. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 121 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the fullest extent possible and to be known as the "Life at Conception provision of the Texas Constitution's Bill of Rights". House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 122 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the extent authorized under federal constitutional law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 123 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the fullest extent possible. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 124 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the general revenue fund account for emergency medical services and trauma care systems. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SJR 1 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Fallon, Pat | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 6 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 7 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 8 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment denying bail to certain persons who are unlawfully present in the United States and are taken into custody for committing a felony. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 9 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the extent authorized under federal constitutional law. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 10 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 11 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 12 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the establishment of limits on the number of terms judges and justices may serve on courts in this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 13 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a political subdivision of this state to limit the number of terms for which a person may be elected to hold an office of the political subdivision. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 14 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 15 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment excepting certain appropriations for reducing state debt from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 16 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 17 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 18 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 19 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 110 percent on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead in the county. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 20 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 21 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that members of the legislature and the lieutenant governor will not receive a state salary or per diem during certain periods unless the legislature has passed the state's budget and that budget is certified by the comptroller. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 22 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SJR 23 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
SJR 24 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 25 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that any appropriations in excess of the constitutional spending limit be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 26 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting appropriations from the economic stabilization fund to prevent the fund balance from falling below a prescribed minimum amount, other than in an emergency if certain requirements are met, and limiting the permissible uses of that appropriated money. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 27 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing county authority to provide for manual labor poor houses and farms. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 28 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit and provide for more than one limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 29 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision other than a school district to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead and authorizing the legislature to prohibit the governing body of a political subdivision that adopts such an exemption from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 30 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from adopting or enforcing a law, ordinance, order, or other regulation requiring the registration of a firearm. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 31 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 32 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 33 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting private schools and home schools from state and local regulation. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SJR 34 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the service of certain officeholders after the expiration of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 35 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the issuance of certain debt and the use of certain revenue for toll roads. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SJR 36 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a tax on the sale or purchase of water at wholesale. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Ways & Means
SJR 38 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Rescinding certain applications made by the Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing any amendment to that Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 39 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state; providing for licensing of persons under the agreement; limiting certain taxes and fees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 40 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to limit the terms of office of members of Congress. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 41 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for foregoing the transfer of oil and gas production tax revenue to the economic stabilization fund if the ending fund balance for the preceding fiscal year is greater than $5 billion and for reducing the rates of oil and gas production taxes by amounts sufficient to equal the foregone transfer. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 42 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 43 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for the obligations of a local public retirement system. House: Appropriations
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Appropriations
SJR 44 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the recognition of equal rights of all people. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 45 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 47 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to pay for certain state infrastructure projects. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 48 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit additional uses of certain dedicated general revenue transferred each fiscal year to the state highway fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 49 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment on professional sports team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 50 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of pretrial release of a person accused of a noncapital offense if necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court and the safety of the community and the victim of the alleged offense. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
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
SJR 52 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to county residents who are indigent or who are Medicaid recipients. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 53 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to limiting the permissible uses of money appropriated from the economic stabilization fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 54 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Faircloth, Wayne
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a municipal charter amendment election to be held on certain election dates. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 55 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the effect of a sale of property on the tax lien on the property to secure the payment of ad valorem taxes, penalties, and interest imposed on the property as a result of the addition to the appraisal roll of property or property value that was erroneously exempted in a prior year. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SJR 56 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding a transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the permanent fund supporting military and veterans exemptions to fund tuition and fee exemptions for children of veterans. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 57 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the maximum amount of the annual distribution made from the permanent university fund to the available university fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 58 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment to set aside money from the economic stabilization fund to pay for certain state infrastructure projects and to create a state infrastructure endowment fund for funding certain costs of those projects. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 59 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment to set aside money from the economic stabilization fund and certain general revenue to pay for certain state infrastructure projects and to create a state infrastructure endowment fund for funding certain costs of those projects. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 60 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a lower amount for expenses that can be charged to a borrower and removing certain financing expense limitations for a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, changing certain options for the refinancing of home equity loans, changing the threshold for an advance of a home equity line of credit, and allowing home equity loans on agricultural homesteads. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 61 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
HJR 1 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. House: Appropriations Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 2 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit increases in the appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 16 85-1 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 17 85-1 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a dollar amount or a percentage, whichever is greater, of the market value of a residence homestead and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increase in the exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 18 85-1 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 19 85-1 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 20 85-1 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient. House: Ways & Means Recommitted to committee
HJR 21 85-1 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 22 85-1 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 23 85-1 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 24 85-1 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 25 85-1 (2017) Author: Shine, Hugh | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision other than a school district to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead and authorizing the legislature to prohibit the governing body of a political subdivision that adopts such an exemption from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 26 85-1 (2017) Author: Shine, Hugh Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the effect of a sale of property on the tax lien on the property to secure the payment of ad valorem taxes, penalties, and interest imposed on the property as a result of the addition to the appraisal roll of property or property value that was erroneously exempted in a prior year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 27 85-1 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran based on the disability rating of the veteran and harmonizing certain related provisions of the constitution. House: Ways & Means Postponed
HJR 28 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the appropriation or distribution of state money for the performance of an elective abortion or to a person or entity that performs or assists in performing an elective abortion. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 29 85-1 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the authorization or funding of an elementary or secondary education voucher program or similar program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 30 85-1 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homesteads of certain disabled first responders and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HJR 31 85-1 (2017) Author: Shine, Hugh | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate unfunded costs and requirements on a municipality, county, or school district. House: State Affairs Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 32 85-1 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to appropriate money from the economic stabilization fund to the foundation school fund and use the money to finance a temporary increase in the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and a temporary reduction in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 33 85-1 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish a limit on the maximum appraised value of real property other than a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 34 85-1 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 35 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit increases in the appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 36 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 37 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a political subdivision of this state to limit the number of terms for which a person may be elected to hold an office of the political subdivision. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 38 85-1 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in the Texas Bullion Depository. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HJR 39 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the Legislature to establish limitations on the rate of taxation and amount of debt for special purpose districts created by general law or special local law. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 40 85-1 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to limit for a temporary period the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a political subdivision on a residence homestead rendered uninhabitable or unusable as a result of a natural disaster. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 41 85-1 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the amount of ad valorem taxes that a municipality may impose for a temporary period on property located in an area annexed by the municipality. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 42 85-1 (2017) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a portion of the market value of a residence homestead based on the median market value of all residence homesteads in the state and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 43 85-1 (2017) Author: Cosper, Scott Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem tax purposes and to establish a limit on the value of other real property for those purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 44 85-1 (2017) Author: Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of a peace officer who resides in a high crime area. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 45 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 46 85-1 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to the state retirement system for education employees and to the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents. House: Appropriations Meeting cancelled
HJR 47 85-1 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 48 85-1 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation income-producing tangible personal property owned by certain small businesses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 49 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the fullest extent possible under law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 50 85-1 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish an additional limitation on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 51 85-1 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that taxing units may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 52 85-1 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment to allocate certain surplus state revenue to the retired school employees group insurance fund. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 53 85-1 (2017) Author: Huberty, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment transferring certain surplus state revenue in the economic stabilization fund and dedicating that revenue to public education. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 54 85-1 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the governor or a specific-purpose committee for supporting or assisting the governor from accepting political contributions during a special legislative session. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HJR 55 85-1 (2017) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes. Filed
SJR 1 85-1 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate the net revenue from the state lottery to the foundation school fund, including a portion dedicated to funding salary increases and bonuses for experienced public school classroom teachers and costs associated with school district teacher retirement contributions. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SJR 6 85-1 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met. Co-author authorized
SJR 7 85-1 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the effect of a sale of property on the tax lien on the property to secure the payment of ad valorem taxes, penalties, and interest imposed on the property as a result of the addition to the appraisal roll of property or property value that was erroneously exempted in a prior year. Filed
SJR 8 85-1 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county. Co-author authorized
SJR 9 85-1 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. Filed
SJR 10 85-1 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. Filed
SJR 11 85-1 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting state or local funds from being used for the administration of labor organizations. Filed
SJR 12 85-1 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund. Filed
SJR 13 85-1 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. Filed
SJR 14 85-1 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit increases in the appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes. Filed
HCR 32 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Urging the U.S. Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HCR 59 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Urging Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide for a balanced federal budget, except during a war. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HJR 8 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Committee report printed and distributed
HJR 13 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment temporarily dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax to the state highway fund. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 16 84-0 (2015) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exclusive legislative duty to support and maintain an efficient system of public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 17 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 18 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 19 84-0 (2015) Author: Meyer, Morgan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a rate of the franchise tax be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 20 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property to be transported outside of this state is exempt from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 21 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that any appropriations in excess of the constitutional spending limit be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 22 84-0 (2015) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state; providing for licensing of persons under the agreement; limiting certain taxes and fees. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 23 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to exempt from ad valorem taxation mineral interests owned by nonprofit corporations organized for the exclusive purpose of generating income for certain charitable nonprofit corporations through the ownership, lease, and management of real property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 24 84-0 (2015) Author: Harless, Patricia Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating revenue derived from the taxes imposed on the sale, use, or rental of motor vehicles to the state highway fund and limiting the permissible uses of certain money in the fund. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 25 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property to be transported outside of this state is exempt from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 26 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage. House: Business & Industry Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HJR 27 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 28 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 29 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 30 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $45,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 31 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the attorney general to be licensed and eligible to practice law in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 32 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HJR 33 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 34 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 35 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the voters of Bexar County to adopt a charter that restructures and empowers the county government and that may allow the integration of the county government with certain other political subdivisions located wholly or partly in the county. House: County Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HJR 36 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 37 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before December 1 of the last full odd-numbered year of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 38 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 39 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 40 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 41 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to private road work by certain counties. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 42 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who has been honorably discharged. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 43 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain prescription medicine. House: Ways & Means Considered in Calendars
HJR 44 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment to require that proposed constitutional amendments be approved by a majority of the voters in at least half of the counties of this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 45 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes, to reduce public school district property taxes, and to fund the state's rainy day fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 46 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment on the length of legislative terms and limiting to three the number of terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to the legislature or certain state offices. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 47 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a court to partition the community property and to characterize future earnings of spouses as separate property on legal separation of the spouses. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HJR 48 84-0 (2015) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the permissible uses of the state highway fund, including further limiting the use of additional tax and fee revenue attributable to changes to certain state taxes and fees, to increase revenue for nontolled public highway purposes. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 49 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 50 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HJR 51 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 52 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing honesty in state taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 53 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 54 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 55 84-0 (2015) Author: Villalba, Jason Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's free exercise of religion. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 56 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to remove legislative authority to regulate the wearing of arms. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HJR 57 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision that adopts an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the market value of an individual's residence homestead to set a limit on the dollar amount of the exemption to which an individual is entitled in a tax year. House: Ways & Means Reported favorably as substituted
HJR 58 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the dedication by general law of revenue of or money received by this state and money held in or deposited to an account or fund inside or outside the state treasury and the authorized expenditure or appropriation of revenue or money dedicated by general law. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 59 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate net revenue from the state lottery to support educational programs that benefit classroom teaching in the state's public schools and to prohibit certain lottery advertisements and promotions. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 60 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 61 84-0 (2015) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Considered in Calendars
HJR 62 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the recording of certain proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals and the publication of the recordings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 63 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 64 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by or leased to or by a university research technology corporation. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Left pending in committee
HJR 65 84-0 (2015) Author: Riddle, Debbie Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the prohibition of government interference with certain speech by religious leaders and students. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 66 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 67 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a percentage of the assessed value of property owned by certain disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 68 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 69 84-0 (2015) Author: Riddle, Debbie Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the attorney general to prosecute offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, and offenses involving insurance fraud or the imposition of the motor fuels tax. Filed
HJR 70 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 71 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 72 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 73 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 74 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 75 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 76 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 80 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 81 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the terms of office of a district judge. Filed
HJR 82 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the authorization or funding of an elementary or secondary education voucher program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 83 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 84 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total assessed value of the residence homestead of a veteran or current member of the armed services of the United States while the veteran or current service member participates in a veterans court program. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 85 84-0 (2015) Author: Murphy, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 86 84-0 (2015) Author: Galindo, Rick Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing elections for the recall of independent school district trustees. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 87 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the assessed value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain persons with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 88 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing bodies of certain political subdivisions to exempt from ad valorem taxation the real and tangible personal property of businesses during an initial period of operation in this state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 89 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to county residents who are indigent or who are Medicaid recipients. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 90 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the court of criminal appeals and establish one supreme court with civil and criminal appellate jurisdiction. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 91 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 92 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 93 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 94 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to limiting the permissible uses of money appropriated from the economic stabilization fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 95 84-0 (2015) Author: Meyer, Morgan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 96 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of certain political subdivisions to adopt a local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 97 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 98 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 99 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 100 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 101 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 102 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions of this state a person's inventory held for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 103 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to reduce the amount of an item of appropriation in an appropriations bill. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 104 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Doug Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of emergency response districts; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds. House: Special Purpose Districts Left pending in committee
HJR 105 84-0 (2015) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in this state by licensed persons in counties that have approved casino gaming; providing for certification or licensing of persons engaged in occupations related to casino gaming. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 106 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment excepting certain appropriations for reducing state debt from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 107 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and the expiration of certain tax preferences if not reauthorized by law. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 108 84-0 (2015) Author: Reynolds, Ron | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a county or other political subdivision from eliminating offices or changing district boundaries between the primary and general elections. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 109 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit a county to issue bonds or notes to finance transportation and infrastructure projects in a defined area to be repaid from increases in revenue from ad valorem taxes in the area. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 110 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing a state mandate imposed on a county to have effect only if the state provides for payment to the county of the cost of the mandate. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 111 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HJR 112 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the composition of the grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 113 84-0 (2015) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting private schools from state and local regulation. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 114 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees and taxes on motor fuels and lubricants may be used. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 115 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Proposing a constitutional amendment to entitle the University of Houston to participate in the income and other benefits of the permanent university fund. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HJR 116 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to provide an additional exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain surviving spouses of peace officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 117 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation, for a period not to exceed 10 years, the total assessed value of the residence homestead of an honorably discharged veteran of the armed services of the United States, or the surviving spouse of such a veteran, if the residence homestead was donated to the veteran, or the purchase of the residence homestead was financed, by a charitable organization. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 118 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the transfer of certain general revenue to the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 119 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain elected county or district officeholders to become candidates for a countywide office of the same county without automatically resigning from the office already being held. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 120 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish the Alamo preservation fund and make a one-time transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Alamo preservation fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 121 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 122 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 123 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment extending the length of the terms of members of the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 124 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the governor's and lieutenant governor's terms of office to begin at 10 a.m. on the day the regular legislative session convenes. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 125 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's free exercise of religion. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 126 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the extent authorized under federal constitutional law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 127 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the partially disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead or if the charitable organization donated all or part of the purchase price of the residence homestead to the partially disabled veteran and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 128 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the limitation of fees that may be charged for a home equity loan. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HJR 129 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas to conduct all forms of gaming on certain tribal land and requiring the tribes to annually pay five percent of net proceeds from gaming to the comptroller of public accounts for deposit in the general revenue fund. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 130 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit state debt. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 131 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning fees that are subject to the maximum allowable limit to obtain a home equity loan. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HJR 132 84-0 (2015) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain payment for health care services and prohibiting requiring participation in a mandatory health care system. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HJR 133 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish certain principles and procedures for the drawing of districts for the Texas Senate, the Texas House of Representatives, and the United States House of Representatives. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 134 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect and authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions all or part of the market value of the tangible personal property a person owns that consists of inventory. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 135 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a percentage, rather than a dollar amount, of the market value of a residence homestead and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 136 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish a permanent endowment to support the construction, acquisition, improvement, and equipping of buildings, facilities, and other improvements at public junior and community colleges. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HJR 137 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 138 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the use of bonds and notes in the military value revolving loan account. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 139 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to phase out by 2025 the ad valorem taxation by a school district of the tangible personal property a person owns that consists of inventory. Filed
HJR 140 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions tangible personal property used by the owner of the property to manufacture, process, or fabricate tangible personal property for ultimate sale. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 141 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for credits against the ad valorem taxes imposed by a school district on the property of certain persons who provide an educational alternative for a child eligible to attend a public school in the district. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 142 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in certain areas of this state by licensed persons to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage in the coastal areas; providing for certification or licensing of persons engaged in occupations related to casino gaming. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 143 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation income-producing tangible personal property valued at less than $50,000. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 144 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Rescinding the 1899 application of the 26th Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call an unrestricted national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing undisclosed amendments to that Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HJR 145 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative session. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 146 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert | et. al. Applying to Congress to call a convention, to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution urging the restoration of free and fair elections. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HR 3385 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.J.R. No. 5. Reported enrolled
SCR 12 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Urging Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide for a balanced federal budget except during a time of national emergency. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 1 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 2 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 3 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment excepting certain appropriations for reducing state debt from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 4 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment excepting certain appropriations for reducing state debt from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 5 84-0 (2015) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax and the tax imposed on the sale, use, or rental of a motor vehicle to the state highway fund. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 6 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide qualifications for and limit the time that a person may serve in certain offices. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 7 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment excepting certain appropriations for reducing state debt from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 8 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on Constitutional Amendments Calendar
SJR 9 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for review or approval of state agency rules by the elected members of the legislature. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 10 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's or religious organization's freedom of religion. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 11 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the maximum amount of appropriations for a state fiscal biennium. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 12 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Transportation
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 13 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 14 84-0 (2015) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 110 percent on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead in the county. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 15 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 16 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SJR 17 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to private road work by certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 18 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 19 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting appropriations from the economic stabilization fund to a total amount that the comptroller of public accounts estimates will not result at any time in a fund balance of less than a prescribed minimum amount, other than in an emergency if certain requirements are met. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 20 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision other than a school district to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead and authorizing the legislature to prohibit the governing body of any political subdivision that adopts an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a percentage or a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Placed on Constitutional Amendments Calendar
SJR 21 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 22 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Ashby, Trent | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 23 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 24 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 25 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 26 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 27 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 28 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 29 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property to be transported outside of this state is exempt from ad valorem taxation. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 30 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Placed on Constitutional Amendments Calendar
SJR 31 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas Gaming Commission, authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes, authorizing a limited state video lottery system to be operated at horse and greyhound racetracks and on Indian tribal lands, and reducing the number of illegal gambling machines. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 32 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Proposing a constitutional amendment revising the order of legislative business to permit legislative committees to consider matters during the first 60 days of a regular session. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SJR 33 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 34 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state; providing for licensing of persons under the agreement; limiting certain taxes and fees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 35 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions tangible personal property used by the owner of the property to manufacture, process, or fabricate tangible personal property for ultimate sale. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 36 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation income-producing tangible personal property valued at less than $50,000. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 37 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 38 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and providing an expiration date for certain tax preferences. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 39 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Co-author authorized
SJR 40 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 41 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a statute or appropriations act that furthers a legitimate state purpose or interest such as efficiency or local control meets the requirement of providing an efficient system of public schools and that this requirement is the prerogative of the legislature. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SJR 42 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees and taxes on motor fuels and lubricants may be used. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 43 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the issuance of certain debt and the use of certain revenue for toll roads. Senate: Transportation Co-author authorized
SJR 44 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the number, method of appointment, and terms of members of the Texas Ethics Commission and providing for the governance, purpose, and mission of the commission. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 45 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish the Alamo preservation fund and make a one-time transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Alamo preservation fund. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SJR 46 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 47 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 48 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of additional obligations to provide financial assistance to counties for roadways to serve border colonias. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 49 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment mandating the legislature to require candidates for public elective office in this state to undergo drug screening. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 50 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation structures used to store certain implements of husbandry. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 51 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas to conduct all forms of gaming on certain tribal land and requiring the tribes to annually pay five percent of net proceeds from gaming to the comptroller of public accounts for deposit in the general revenue fund. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 52 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: Otto, John
Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 53 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exclusive legislative duty to support and maintain an efficient system of public schools. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SJR 54 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the death penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 55 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for retention elections for police chiefs of certain municipalities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 56 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions of this state a person's inventory. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 57 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and extending the number of days that certain tangible personal property that is exempt from ad valorem taxation due to its temporary location in this state may remain located in this state before forfeiting the right to the exemption. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 59 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to nullify an order, rule, policy, or similar measure adopted by the executive branch of the federal government that exceeds the authority granted by the United States Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 60 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SJR 61 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to indigent residents of the county. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 62 84-0 (2015) Author: Nichols, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue sources to be used for the acquisition of rights-of-way for and the construction and maintenance of public roadways. Senate: Transportation Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 64 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of emergency response districts; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SJR 65 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the use of bonds and notes in the military value revolving loan account. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Left pending in committee
SJR 66 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike
Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the governor's and lieutenant governor's terms of office to begin at 10 a.m. on the day preceding the day the regular legislative session convenes. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 67 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the minimum amount that the state may contribute to the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 68 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Proposing a constitutional amendment to make a one-time transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the trust fund of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SR 1035 84-0 (2015) Author: Nichols, Robert Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.J.R. No. 5. Reported enrolled
HJR 21 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 22 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 23 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 24 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 25 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate net revenue from the state lottery to support educational programs that benefit classroom teaching in the state's public schools and to prohibit certain lottery advertisements and promotions. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 26 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 27 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 28 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 29 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform No action taken in committee
HJR 30 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the voters of certain counties to adopt a charter that restructures and empowers the county government and that may allow the integration of the county government with certain other political subdivisions located wholly or partly in the county. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 31 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the authorization or funding of an elementary or secondary education voucher program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 32 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing honesty in state taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 33 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain food, drinks, medicine, and child-care services. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 34 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the dedication by general law of revenue of or money received by this state and money held in or deposited to an account or fund inside or outside the state treasury and the authorized expenditure or appropriation of revenue or money dedicated by general law. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 35 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Supporting the ratification of a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for a balanced federal budget. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select No action taken in committee
HJR 36 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the court of criminal appeals and establish one supreme court with civil and criminal appellate jurisdiction. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 37 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the terms of office of a district judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 38 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 39 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to certain persons charged with a violent or sexual offense after having been previously convicted of a violent or sexual offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 40 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 41 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the comptroller of public accounts to make a state revenue report after the first year of a state fiscal biennium and the governor to call a special session of the legislature if actual state revenue for that fiscal year was at least five percent more or five percent less than projected state revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 42 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HJR 43 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a court of this state from enforcing, considering, or applying a religious or cultural law. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 44 83-0 (2013) Author: Márquez, Marisa | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing elections for the recall of independent school district trustees. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 45 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting private schools from state and local regulation. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 46 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election and staggering of terms of county commissioners following a change in boundaries of a commissioners precinct. House: Elections Withdrawn from schedule
HJR 47 83-0 (2013) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 48 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HJR 49 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the maximum amount of appropriations for a state fiscal biennium. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 50 83-0 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who dies while on active duty. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 51 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment denying bail to certain persons who are unlawfully present in the United States and are taken into custody for committing a felony. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 52 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the rate of growth of appropriations for welfare programs. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 53 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a court to partition the community property and to characterize future earnings of spouses as separate property on legal separation of the spouses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 54 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the boundaries of public beaches and declaring that the state holds public beaches in trust for the use of the public. House: Land & Resource Management Reported favorably as substituted
HJR 55 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to require the approval of a majority of the state legislatures before Congress may increase the federal debt. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HJR 56 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $45,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 57 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative for the sole purpose of adopting and imposing a state income tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 58 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 59 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose health insurance coverage. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 60 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional order of business that restricts the matters the legislature may consider during different stages of a regular legislative session. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 61 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by three-fourths of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 62 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 63 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the state's oil and gas tax revenue to construction, reconstruction, acquisition, and expansion of roads in counties in which a shale formation is located. House: Special Purpose Districts Left pending in committee
HJR 64 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment discontinuing the authority to issue bonded indebtedness on behalf of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 65 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 66 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing compensation for certain public school employees and certain retired public school employees serving as members of local governing bodies. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 67 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for legislative budget sessions in even-numbered years. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 68 83-0 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 69 83-0 (2013) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes and to reduce public school district property taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 70 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the maximum rate of growth of appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 71 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the governor, and the lieutenant governor when acting as governor, retain executive authority unless unavailable as provided by law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HJR 72 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on school district ad valorem taxes on the person's residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person's death. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 73 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a member of the legislature or person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before December 1 of the last full odd-numbered year of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 74 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain food and medicine. House: Ways & Means Considered in Calendars
HJR 75 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the use of available Veterans' Land Board money for the payment of educational benefits for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HJR 76 83-0 (2013) Author: Kuempel, John Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting persons under the legal drinking age from being employed by or entering a liquor store. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 77 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 78 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 79 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 80 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the authority of the governor to declare a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 81 83-0 (2013) Author: Craddick, Tom Proposing a constitutional amendment designating the sheriff as the chief law enforcement officer of the county. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HJR 82 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature under certain limitations to specify the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans are entitled. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 83 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 84 83-0 (2013) Author: Bell, Cecil Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HJR 85 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the consideration of appropriations from the constitutional economic stabilization fund to be appropriations of state tax revenues dedicated by the Texas Constitution. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 86 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HJR 87 83-0 (2013) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 88 83-0 (2013) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to define "disabled" for purposes of eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of or a limitation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a person who is disabled. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 89 83-0 (2013) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes and to limit using that money or those balances for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 90 83-0 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property that is leased to a charitable organization and that is used by the organization primarily for the purpose of performing a charitable function. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HJR 91 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for the Medicaid program to certain persons. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 92 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and providing an expiration date for certain tax preferences. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 93 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the rate of growth of appropriations from all sources of revenue except the federal government and to authorize the legislature to appropriate money for tax rebates. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 94 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Urging Congress to call a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution to address concerns raised by the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and related cases and events. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HJR 95 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees and taxes on motor fuels and lubricants may be used. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 96 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing a state mandate imposed on a county to have effect only if the state provides for payment to the county of the cost of the mandate. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 97 83-0 (2013) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to rename the Railroad Commission of Texas as the Texas Energy Commission. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 98 83-0 (2013) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 99 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance pay-for-performance contracts for certain programs and services for health programs. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HJR 100 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 101 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary Rescinding the application of the 26th Texas Legislature made in the year 1899 to the United States Congress to call an unrestricted national convention, pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution, for proposing undisclosed amendments to that Constitution. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 102 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 103 83-0 (2013) Author: Simpson, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the requirement that certain counties continue to be divided into not fewer than four precincts used to elect justices of the peace and constables. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 104 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by three-fourths of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 105 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for review or approval of state agency rules by the elected members of the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 106 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 107 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to impose by general law an additional motor vehicle registration fee to be deposited into the Texas Mobility Fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 108 83-0 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants and motor vehicle tires and parts, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 109 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain payments for health care services and prohibiting requiring participation in a mandatory health care system. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 110 83-0 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's freedom of religion. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 111 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting appropriations from the economic stabilization fund to a total amount that the comptroller of public accounts estimates will not result at any time in a fund balance of less than a prescribed minimum amount. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 112 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the authority of the state to collect, receive, store, or share certain personal financial information. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 113 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt and fish in accordance with state law. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism No action taken in committee
HJR 114 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and the expiration of certain tax preferences if not reauthorized by law. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HJR 115 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property used to operate a child-care facility. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 116 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 117 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in this state by federally recognized Indian tribes on certain land. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 118 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exception from the limitation on the maximum principal amount of home equity loans for the refinancing of certain loans secured by the homestead. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HJR 119 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the eligibility of the former spouse of a person who is elderly or disabled to receive a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed on the spouse's residence homestead by certain political subdivisions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 120 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 121 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a state video lottery system to operate video lottery games at certain horse and greyhound racetracks and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting games of chance on certain Indian lands. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 122 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the determination of a quorum of the senate or house of representatives. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 123 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the foreclosure of a lien on homestead property for costs incurred by a municipality relating to a dangerous structure on the property. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 124 83-0 (2013) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a rate of the franchise tax be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 125 83-0 (2013) Author: Simpson, David Proposing a constitutional amendment permitting adult individuals to choose a health care treatment or modality; empowering the legislature to address scopes of practice for health care providers and physicians. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HJR 126 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of real property owned or leased by a small business and used for business purposes to 110 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 127 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a credit against ad valorem taxes imposed on qualifying real property used to provide housing to persons with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 128 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Greg Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to convene following each regular session of the legislature to consider the repeal of or correction of recently enacted laws. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 129 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property that is exempt from ad valorem taxation due to its location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for purposes of qualifying for the tax exemption. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 130 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and providing an expiration date for certain tax preferences. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 131 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment providing immediate additional revenue for the state budget by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, and authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 132 83-0 (2013) Author: Morrison, Geanie Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide oil, natural gas, and other petroleum products held temporarily in this state the same ad valorem tax-exempt status as is currently provided to other tangible personal property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 133 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of days that aircraft parts that are exempt from ad valorem taxation due to their location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for purposes of qualifying for the tax exemption. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 134 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from county ad valorem taxation a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who has been honorably discharged. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 135 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using voluntarily paid additional fees and surcharges that are dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes and to prohibit using that money for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 136 83-0 (2013) Author: Harless, Patricia Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the permissible uses of the state highway fund, including further limiting the use of additional tax and fee revenue attributable to changes to certain state taxes and fees, to increase revenue for nontolled public highway purposes. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 137 83-0 (2013) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize certain counties to perform private road construction. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 138 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead. House: Ways & Means Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HJR 139 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds by the Texas Transportation Commission to provide funding for state highways, publicly owned toll roads, and other publicly owned transportation projects. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 140 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd Proposing a constitutional amendment on the length of legislative terms and number of years a person may serve in the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 141 83-0 (2013) Author: Kuempel, John Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize online poker gaming regulated under federal law. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 142 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real and personal property used for the conservation, reuse, or recycling of water. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 143 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing ad valorem taxes and limiting the rate and applicability of state and local sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 144 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to limit the frequency of reappraisal of real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 145 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of all county commissioners if the boundaries of commissioners precincts change following a federal decennial census. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 146 83-0 (2013) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature or as a statewide elected officer in the executive branch. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 147 83-0 (2013) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the constitutional provision authorizing the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 148 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of emergency response districts; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 149 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment clarifying the authority of emergency services districts to levy taxes and issue bonds or other obligations and removing the limitation on the ad valorem tax rate. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 150 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a person to be a resident of this state for five years preceding the person's election to the Texas House of Representatives. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 1 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 4 83-0 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's freedom of religion. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 5 83-0 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 6 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment providing immediate additional revenue for the state budget by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes, and authorizing a limited state video lottery system to be operated at horse and greyhound racetracks and on Indian tribal lands. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 7 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 8 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for the Medicaid program to certain persons. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SJR 9 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 110 percent on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead in the county. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 10 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations of revenue. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 11 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing elections for the recall of independent school district trustees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 12 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and providing an expiration date for certain tax preferences. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 13 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Reason for vote recorded in Journal
SJR 14 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 110 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 15 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 16 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SJR 17 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 18 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Villarreal, Mike
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend certain requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 19 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment discontinuing the authority to issue bonded indebtedness on behalf of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 20 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 21 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 22 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the governor, and the lieutenant governor when acting as governor, retain executive authority unless unavailable as provided by law. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 23 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 24 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the diversion of and concerning the use of statutorily dedicated revenues. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 25 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SJR 26 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes and to limit using that money or those balances for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 27 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SJR 28 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 29 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 30 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature under certain limitations to specify the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans are entitled. Senate: Finance Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
SJR 31 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SJR 32 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al.
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision other than a school district to establish a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes that the political subdivision may impose on the residence homesteads of persons who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 33 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing school districts to create school security districts and impose ad valorem taxes for crime prevention measures; authorizing a tax. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SJR 34 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 35 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain food, drinks, and medicine. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 36 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a state video lottery system to operate video lottery games at certain horse and greyhound racetracks and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting games of chance on certain Indian lands. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 37 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize the operation of video gaming in this state by persons and organizations licensed to conduct bingo or lease bingo premises and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting gaming on certain Indian lands. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 38 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the state infrastructure fund and board to provide financial assistance for certain projects related to economic development infrastructure and for the transfer to the fund of money from the economic stabilization fund; making an appropriation. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 39 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the new capacity fund and the dedication of certain state revenue to that fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 40 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 41 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that certain fees charged in connection with certain consumer loans are attributable to the lender and included in the computation of interest for purposes of regulating interest rates. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 42 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 43 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize online poker gaming regulated under federal law. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 44 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 45 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of certain gaming in this state by federally recognized Indian tribes on tribal land. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 46 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 47 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the rate of the state sales and use tax and dedicating revenue derived from that rate increase to repaying certain transportation bonds. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SJR 48 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a member of the legislature to obtain and file a report on the costs and benefits of a bill or amendment to impose or increase an occupational regulation. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SJR 49 83-0 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's freedom of religion. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 50 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment mandating the legislature to require candidates for public elective office in this state to undergo drug screening. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 51 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions of this state a person's inventory held for sale at retail. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SJR 52 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SJR 53 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Rescinding every application made at any time by the Legislature of the State of Texas to the United States Congress to call a national convention, pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution, for proposing any amendment or amendments to that Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 54 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby"
Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the constitutional provision authorizing the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 55 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment appropriating money from the system benefit fund for the purpose of returning system benefit fund fees to retail electric customers. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Appropriations
SJR 56 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 57 83-0 (2013) Author: Hancock, Kelly Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the legislature to convene following each regular session of the legislature to consider the repeal of laws enacted during that regular session or at a subsequent special session. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 58 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment imposing a state property tax for public education, authorizing the legislature to establish for purposes of that tax a limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year, prohibiting school district property taxes for maintenance purposes, and authorizing school district property taxes for educational enrichment. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 59 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from county ad valorem taxation a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who has been honorably discharged. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations No action taken in committee
SJR 60 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using voluntarily paid additional fees and surcharges that are dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes and to prohibit using that money for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 61 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the reduction of amounts paid by Texans to provide health care to the uninsured if Medicaid eligibility is expanded in accordance with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; requiring hospital district and county tax rate reductions. Senate: Finance Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 62 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of emergency and disaster response districts; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SJR 63 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment appropriating money from the economic stabilization fund for purposes of public education. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 64 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Proposing a constitutional amendment providing immediate additional revenue for the state budget by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, and authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SJR 65 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a transportation infrastructure fund to assist counties in this state in the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of transportation infrastructure that is intended to alleviate degradation caused by the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
HJR 9 83-1 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the state highway fund and the economic stabilization fund and to authorize the payment from the state highway fund of the principal and interest on certain highway improvement bonds. House: Appropriations Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HJR 10 83-1 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants and motor vehicle tires and parts, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 11 83-1 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 12 83-1 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the transfer of general revenue to the state highway fund and the economic stabilization fund and authorizing the payment from the state highway fund of the principal and interest on certain highway improvement bonds. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 13 83-1 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the transfer of certain state revenue to the Texas Mobility Fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 14 83-1 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 15 83-1 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the consideration of appropriations from the constitutional economic stabilization fund to be appropriations of state tax revenues dedicated by the Texas Constitution. Filed
HJR 16 83-1 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for revenue from motor fuel taxes to be used solely for policing, maintaining, constructing, and acquiring rights-of-way for public roadways and to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the available school fund and the economic stabilization fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 17 83-1 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees and taxes on motor fuels and lubricants may be used. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 18 83-1 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the allocation of certain interest and investment income from the economic stabilization fund to the purposes of public education, water development projects, and transportation. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 19 83-1 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the transfer of general revenue to the state highway fund and the economic stabilization fund and authorizing the payment from the state highway fund of the principal and interest on certain highway improvement bonds. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SJR 1 83-1 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations of revenue. Filed
SJR 2 83-1 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the economic stabilization fund, to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the state highway fund and the dedication of that revenue, and to authorize the payment of the principal and interest on certain highway improvement bonds from other money deposited to the state highway fund. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
House passage as amended reported
SJR 3 83-1 (2013) Author: West, Royce Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Filed
SJR 4 83-1 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office. Filed
SJR 5 83-1 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 6 83-1 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for the Medicaid program to certain persons. Co-author authorized
SJR 7 83-1 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a transportation infrastructure fund to assist counties in alleviating degradation to highways caused by the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas. Filed
SJR 8 83-1 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the permissible uses of certain money appropriated from the economic stabilization fund by the legislature. Filed
SJR 9 83-1 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the state highway fund, the foundation school fund, and the economic stabilization fund and to authorize the payment from the state highway fund of the principal and interest on certain highway improvement bonds. Co-author authorized
SJR 10 83-1 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. Filed
HJR 1 83-2 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the economic stabilization fund, to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the state highway fund and the dedication of that revenue, and to authorize the payment of the principal and interest on certain highway improvement bonds from certain general revenue transferred to the state highway fund. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 2 83-2 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for revenue from motor fuel taxes to be used solely for constructing, maintaining, and acquiring rights-of-way for certain public roadways and to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the economic stabilization fund and the available school fund. House: Appropriations Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HJR 7 83-2 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the transfer of certain state revenue to the Texas Mobility Fund. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 8 83-2 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the transfer of general revenue to the state highway fund and the economic stabilization fund and authorizing the payment from the state highway fund of the principal and interest on certain highway improvement bonds. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 9 83-2 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees and taxes on motor fuels and lubricants may be used. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 10 83-2 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 11 83-2 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 12 83-2 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a member of the legislature or person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before December 1 of the last full odd-numbered year of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 13 83-2 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 14 83-2 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for the Medicaid program to certain persons. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HR 154 83-2 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.J.R. 2. Reported enrolled
SJR 1 83-2 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the economic stabilization fund, to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the state highway fund and the dedication of that revenue, and to authorize the payment of the principal and interest on certain highway improvement bonds from certain general revenue transferred to the state highway fund. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Appropriations
SJR 3 83-2 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Filed
SJR 4 83-2 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Filed
SJR 5 83-2 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Proposing a constitutional amendment temporarily increasing the rate of the state sales and use tax and dedicating revenue derived from that rate increase to repaying certain transportation bonds and other obligations. Filed
SJR 6 83-2 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a transportation infrastructure fund to assist counties in alleviating degradation to transportation infrastructure caused by the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas. Filed
SJR 7 83-2 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for the Medicaid program to certain persons. Filed
SJR 8 83-2 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the permissible uses of certain money appropriated from the economic stabilization fund by the legislature. Filed
SJR 9 83-2 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations of revenue. Filed
SJR 10 83-2 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. Filed
SJR 11 83-2 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office. Filed
HJR 1 83-3 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the economic stabilization fund and to the state highway fund and for the dedication of the revenue transferred to the state highway fund. House: Transportation Funding, Select Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 2 83-3 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. Filed
HJR 3 83-3 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a member of the legislature or person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before December 1 of the last full odd-numbered year of the person's term of office. Filed
SJR 1 83-3 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the economic stabilization fund and to the state highway fund and for the dedication of the revenue transferred to the state highway fund. House: Transportation Funding, Select
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 3 83-3 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Filed
HCR 19 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki Memorializing the United States Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution providing that any provision of law or regulation of the United States can be repealed if two-thirds of the state legislatures approve resolutions for that purpose and requesting that the legislatures of the other states join this state in urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a "Repeal Amendment." House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HCR 23 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Memorializing Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution to provide for a federal balanced budget. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HCR 39 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment and to cap the maximum federal income tax rate at 15 percent. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HCR 60 82-0 (2011) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: State Sovereignty, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HCR 91 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution that provides that corporations are not persons under the laws of the United States. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HCR 97 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd Memorializing the U.S. Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a constitutional amendment requiring term limits for members of the U.S. House of Representatives. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 5 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding an increase in the maximum amount to be retained in the constitutional economic stabilization fund and dedicating for deposit in that fund certain sales and use tax revenues. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 6 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative for the sole purpose of adopting and imposing a state income tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 7 82-0 (2011) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit certain political subdivisions in Harris County to establish a limit on the maximum appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem taxation by those political subdivisions of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 8 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the disposition of proceeds from the development or sale of the rights to natural resources or minerals in land held by Webb County for the county permanent school fund. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HJR 9 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating the revenue from a tax on certain sweetened beverages to fund training and programs to improve the health of public school students. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 10 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue from a tax on certain sweetened beverages to training and programs to improve the health of public school students and to the general revenue fund. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 11 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of certain residence homesteads for ad valorem tax purposes to the purchase price of the property and to limit the frequency of reappraisals of residence homesteads. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 12 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a member of the legislature or person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before the final full year of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 13 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing garnishment of wages for the recovery of fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits or of taxes or fees owed to the state. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HJR 14 82-0 (2011) Author: Veasey, Marc Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to create a social loan program. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HJR 15 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the rates of taxes imposed on gasoline and diesel fuel, adjusting those rates annually for inflation, and dedicating certain revenue from those taxes to the design, construction, and maintenance of public roadways. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 16 82-0 (2011) Author: Riddle, Debbie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a local option election in a county to set a limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes of less than 110 percent but not less than 103 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 17 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision to establish a freeze on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by the political subdivision on the residence homestead of an eligible person who is a member of a reserve component of the United States armed forces and is ordered to active military duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 18 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 19 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the determination of a quorum of the senate or house of representatives. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HJR 20 82-0 (2011) Author: Peña, Aaron Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time in which the legislature may enact or modify districts for the Texas Legislature or the United States House of Representatives. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 21 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $45,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 22 82-0 (2011) Author: Simpson, David | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the state or a governmental entity in the state from providing support for the performance of an abortion or abortion-related services. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 23 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 24 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage. House: State Sovereignty, Select Left pending in committee
HJR 25 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 26 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the use of the assets of certain associations established by the legislature of this state for the purpose of providing certain insurance coverage. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HJR 27 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain payment for health care services and prohibiting requiring participation in a health care system. House: State Sovereignty, Select Left pending in committee
HJR 28 82-0 (2011) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 29 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 30 82-0 (2011) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain payment for health care services and prohibiting requiring participation in a health care system. House: State Sovereignty, Select No action taken in committee
HJR 31 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the authorization or funding of an elementary or secondary education voucher program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 32 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate net revenue from the state lottery to support educational programs that benefit classroom teaching in the state's public schools and to prohibit certain lottery advertisements and promotions. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 33 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 35 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the court of criminal appeals and establish one supreme court with civil and criminal jurisdiction. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 36 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain food, drinks, medicine, and child-care services. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 37 82-0 (2011) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 38 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish English as the official language of Texas and require that official acts of government be performed in English. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 39 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 40 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 41 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 42 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes, to reduce public school district property taxes, and to fund the state's rainy day fund. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 43 82-0 (2011) Author: Quintanilla, Chente Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize and regulate the conduct of gaming in this state in counties that by local option election approve the conduct of that gaming. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 44 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the voters of certain counties to adopt a charter that restructures and empowers the county government and that may allow the integration of the county government with certain other political subdivisions located wholly or partly in the county. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 45 82-0 (2011) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit a state income tax or increase in a state income tax unless there is a two-thirds vote of the legislature to enact and submit to the voters a law imposing an income tax or increasing that tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 46 82-0 (2011) Author: White, James | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment releasing a school district from the obligation to comply with an unfunded state educational mandate. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 47 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled on the same property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 48 82-0 (2011) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled on the same property. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HJR 49 82-0 (2011) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a rate of the franchise tax be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 51 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HJR 52 82-0 (2011) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled on the same property. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 53 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting any political subdivision of this state from imposing ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 54 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a court to partition the community property and to characterize future earnings of spouses as separate property on legal separation of the spouses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 55 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit a hospital district from using tax revenue to finance the performance of an abortion. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HJR 56 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on local governments. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HJR 57 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a court of this state from enforcing, considering, or applying a religious or cultural law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 58 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 59 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 61 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the terms of office of a district judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HJR 62 82-0 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 63 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit a county to issue bonds or notes to finance the development or redevelopment of an unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted area and to pledge for repayment of the bonds or notes increases in ad valorem taxes imposed by the county on property in the area. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 64 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 65 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the governor, and the lieutenant governor when acting as governor, retain executive authority unless unavailable as provided by law. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HJR 66 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 67 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set the salary of the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 68 82-0 (2011) Author: Hopson, Chuck Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $30,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 70 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the maximum rate of growth of appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus general revenues to fund the state's rainy day fund and a public school property tax relief fund. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 71 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to set the maximum salary of certain elected public officers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 72 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 73 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 74 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 75 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 76 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a totally disabled veteran or the principal residence of the surviving minor children of such a disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 77 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale, use, or rental of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 78 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees and taxes on motor fuels and lubricants may be used. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 79 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 80 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve in legislative office or in certain elective executive offices. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 82 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 110 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 83 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment to phase out ad valorem taxes on the residence homesteads of elderly persons by 2021. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 84 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 85 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment to create the Permanent School Fund Management Council to assume the duty of the State Board of Education to manage the permanent school fund. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 86 82-0 (2011) Author: Murphy, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment denying bail to certain persons who are unlawfully present in the United States and are taken into custody for committing a felony. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 87 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 88 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for legislative review of the process of rulemaking by agencies in the executive department. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 89 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing a state mandate imposed on a county to have effect only if the state provides for payment to the county of the cost of the mandate. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 90 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exception from the limitation on the maximum principal amount of home equity loans and home equity lines of credit for the refinancing of certain loans secured by the homestead. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HJR 92 82-0 (2011) Author: Marquez, Marisa | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the provision of parks and recreational facilities by conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 93 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Proposing a constitutional amendment exempting residential real property from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 94 82-0 (2011) Author: Cain, Erwin Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to elections for directors in certain groundwater conservation districts. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HJR 95 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to establish legislative and congressional districts and revising constitutional redistricting procedures. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 96 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the State Board of Education and transferring the board's constitutional functions to the Texas Education Agency. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 97 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 98 82-0 (2011) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment denying bail to certain persons charged with a violent or sexual offense after having been previously convicted of a violent or sexual offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HJR 99 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 101 82-0 (2011) Author: Schwertner, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a disabled person to receive a limitation on school district ad valorem taxes on the person's residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person's death. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 102 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 103 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed by certain taxing units on commercial or industrial real property based on the cost of constructing a building on the property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 104 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the support and maintenance and an efficient system of public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 105 82-0 (2011) Author: Zedler, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds vote by the legislature to create an entity with taxing power. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 106 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Proposing a constitutional amendment giving the attorney general exclusive authority to prosecute offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, and offenses involving insurance fraud. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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
HJR 108 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a limitation on the appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of certain residence homesteads of certain veterans. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 109 82-0 (2011) Author: Orr, Rob | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Proposing a constitutional amendment to clarify references to the permanent school fund, to allow the General Land Office to distribute revenue derived from permanent school fund land or other properties to the available school fund, and to provide for an increase in the market value of the permanent school fund for the purpose of allowing increased distributions from the available school fund. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 110 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Proposing a constitutional amendment to require compensation for relocation costs associated with the taking of certain property for a public use. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HJR 111 82-0 (2011) Author: Woolley, Beverly | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a state video lottery system to operate video lottery games at certain horse and greyhound racetracks and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting games of chance on certain Indian lands. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 112 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas Gaming Commission and authorizing and regulating casino games and slot machines by licensed operators and certain Indian tribes to provide money for the property tax relief fund and additional financial aid for higher education students. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 113 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Tracy Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 114 82-0 (2011) Author: Munoz, Jr., Sergio Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to define "disabled" for purposes of eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of or a limitation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a disabled person. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 115 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the number, method of appointment, and terms of the Texas Ethics Commission members and the term and selection of the presiding officer of the Texas Ethics Commission. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 116 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by a school district for maintenance and operations purposes all or part of the appraised value of a residence homestead. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 117 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the eligibility of property to continue to receive a residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for not more than three years after the property ceases to be the owner's principal residence if the property is being offered for sale. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 118 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to county authority to provide for the support of indigent inhabitants. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Meeting cancelled
HJR 119 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize the operation of video gaming in this state by persons and organizations licensed to conduct bingo or lease bingo premises and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting gaming on certain Indian lands. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 120 82-0 (2011) Author: Munoz, Jr., Sergio Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 24 months or less. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 121 82-0 (2011) Author: Hochberg, Scott Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 122 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing garnishment of wages for the recovery of fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits. House: Economic & Small Business Development Postponed
HJR 123 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary Rescinding the 1899 application of the 26th Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call an unrestricted convention under Article V of the United States Constitution. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HJR 124 82-0 (2011) Author: Landtroop, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a four-fifths vote by the house of representatives to increase taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 125 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit commuter rail districts to impose a property tax on property located in the district to pay debt issued or assumed by the district and to pay the maintenance and operating expenses of the district. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 126 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for and changing the terms of office of certain judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 127 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for the obligations of a local public retirement system. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 128 82-0 (2011) Author: Beck, Marva Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a firefighter or peace officer killed while performing official duties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 129 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a state senator or state representative to forfeit office on the final conviction of a felony. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 130 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Meeting requirements of the United States Department of Education concerning federal student aid by naming private institutions of higher education in the State of Texas that are authorized to operate educational programs beyond secondary education, including programs leading to a degree or certificate. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Signed by the Governor
HJR 131 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing the expenditure of motor vehicle fuel taxes, registration fees, and federal reimbursement for those revenues for passenger rail, transit, and freight rail. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 132 82-0 (2011) Author: Landtroop, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to life beginning at fertilization. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 133 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a federally recognized Indian tribe in a county along the Texas-Mexico international border to conduct certain gaming activity on certain tribal lands. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 134 82-0 (2011) Author: Oliveira, Rene Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a county to regulate land development if approved by a majority vote in a countywide election. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HJR 135 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's or a religious organization's freedom of religion. House: State Affairs Reason for vote recorded in Journal
HJR 136 82-0 (2011) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a legislator who is absent without excuse for an extended period during a legislative session vacates office and is not counted in determining a quorum of the applicable house of the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 137 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 138 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation and funding of the state water implementation fund for Texas to assist the Texas Water Development Board in the funding of certain projects included in the state water plan. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 139 82-0 (2011) Author: Schwertner, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment to revise the ad valorem tax limitations on residence homesteads of elderly and disabled persons and their surviving spouses to take into account certain residence homestead exemptions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 140 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd Proposing a constitutional amendment on the length of legislative terms and number of years a person may serve in the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 141 82-0 (2011) Author: Peña, Aaron Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the authorization of certain general obligation bonds or notes to provide financial assistance to counties for roadway projects to serve colonias. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 142 82-0 (2011) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish property taxes and limit the rates of state and local sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 143 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the disposition of proceeds from the development or sale of the rights to natural resources or minerals in land held by Webb County for the county permanent school fund. House: Public Education No action taken in committee
HJR 144 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the dedication by general law of revenue of or money received by this state and money held in or deposited to an account or fund inside or outside the state treasury and the authorized expenditure or appropriation of revenue or money dedicated by general law. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 145 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Proposing a constitutional amendment providing honesty in state taxation. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 146 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the provision that requires the automatic resignation of certain county, municipal, or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 147 82-0 (2011) Author: Hamilton, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize and regulate the conduct of gaming in this state and authorizing the conduct of gaming by certain federally recognized Indian tribes. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 148 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to county delegation of authority regarding the disposition of county school lands and proceeds of a county permanent school fund. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 149 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the comptroller of public accounts to make a state revenue report after the first year of a state fiscal biennium and the governor to call a special session of the legislature if actual state revenue for that fiscal year was at least five percent less than projected revenue. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 150 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a four-year term for the chief appraiser of an appraisal district. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 151 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in this state by federally recognized Indian tribes on certain land. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 152 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in this state by federally recognized Indian tribes on certain land and by licensed operators at horse and greyhound racetracks and licensed locations. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 153 82-0 (2011) Author: Villarreal, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to pass laws relating to junior college districts, including laws for the assessment and collection of taxes by a junior college district without the necessity of an election. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HJR 154 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the number of state senators from 31 to 41. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 155 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HJR 156 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie Proposing a constitutional amendment to require that taxation be fair and equal and that the full cash value of property, calculated only when property is purchased, constructed, or exchanged, be used for purposes of ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 157 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the purposes for which revenue from taxes on motor fuels and lubricants may be used. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 158 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Proposing a constitutional amendment releasing the state's claim of ownership or title to certain land in Lee County. House: Land & Resource Management Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SJR 3 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 4 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 5 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Proposing a constitutional amendment to clarify references to the permanent school fund, to allow the General Land Office to distribute revenue derived from permanent school fund land or other properties to the available school fund, and to provide for an increase in the market value of the permanent school fund for the purpose of allowing increased distributions from the available school fund. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Postponed
SJR 6 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the disposition of proceeds from the development or sale of the rights to natural resources or minerals in land held by Webb County for the county permanent school fund. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SJR 7 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 8 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 9 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant a pardon to a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 11 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 110 percent on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead in the county. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 12 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 13 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain revenue collected by a public entity from the use of a tolled highway project in this state to be used only for roadways. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 14 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
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
SJR 17 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements upon certain local governments. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 18 82-0 (2011) Author: Eltife, Kevin Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 19 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment permitting an encumbrance to be fixed on homestead property for an obligation to pay certain property owners' association fees and fines without permitting the forced sale of the homestead. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SJR 20 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 110 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 21 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 22 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SJR 23 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the rates of taxes imposed on gasoline and diesel fuel, adjusting those rates annually for inflation, and dedicating certain revenue from those taxes to the design, construction, and maintenance of public roadways. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SJR 24 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment exempting political subdivisions from unfunded legislative mandates and authorizing the legislature to provide funding for legislative mandates on political subdivisions. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 25 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SJR 26 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to allow cities or counties to enter into interlocal contracts with other cities or counties without the imposition of a tax or the provision of a sinking fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 27 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes, to reduce public school district property taxes, and to fund the state's rainy day fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 28 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose
Sponsor: Marquez, Marisa
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the provision of parks and recreational facilities by conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 29 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the provision of free textbooks to students attending private primary and secondary schools in this state. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 30 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from any increases in taxes on motor fuel to the repayment of certain transportation-related state debt. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SJR 31 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Proposing a constitutional amendment revising the order of legislative business to permit either house to act on bills and resolutions after the first 30 days of a regular session. Senate: Administration Left pending in committee
SJR 32 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by the surviving spouse or surviving minor children of a member of the armed forces of the United States who dies while on active duty. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 33 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a state video lottery system to operate video lottery games at certain horse and greyhound racetracks and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting games of chance on certain Indian lands. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 34 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas Gaming Commission and authorizing and regulating casino games and slot machines by licensed operators and certain Indian tribes to provide money for the property tax relief fund and additional financial aid for higher education students. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 35 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize the operation of video gaming in this state by persons and organizations licensed to conduct bingo or lease bingo premises and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting gaming on certain Indian lands. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 36 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by a school district for maintenance and operations purposes all or part of the appraised value of a residence homestead. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 37 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 38 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SJR 39 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the authorization of certain general obligation bonds or notes to provide financial assistance to counties for roadway projects to serve colonias. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 40 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a county to regulate land development if approved by a majority vote in a countywide election. Senate: International Relations & Trade Co-author authorized
SJR 41 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 24 months or less. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 42 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit the Texas Transportation Commission, subject to legislative review and approval, to designate the area adjacent to a state highway project as a transportation finance zone and authorizing the revenue from the state sales and use taxes imposed in the zone to be deposited in a revolving fund and used to repay financial assistance provided from the fund for certain purposes. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 43 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish certain principles and procedures for the drawing of congressional districts. Senate: Redistricting, Select Left pending in committee
SJR 44 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 45 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 46 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to county delegation of authority regarding the disposition of county school lands and proceeds of a county permanent school fund. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SJR 47 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Proposing a constitutional amendment revising the order of legislative business to permit either house to act on bills and resolutions after the first 15 days of a regular session. Senate: Administration Left pending in committee
SJR 48 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Proposing a constitutional amendment revising the order of legislative business to permit legislative committees to consider matters during the first 60 days of a regular session. Senate: Administration Left pending in committee
SJR 49 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's or a religious organization's free exercise of religion. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 50 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds of the state to finance educational loans to students. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 51 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment imposing a state property tax for public education, authorizing the legislature to establish for purposes of that tax a limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year, prohibiting school district property taxes for maintenance purposes, and authorizing school district property taxes for educational enrichment. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 52 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment clarifying that a tax imposed on certain business entities is not subject to Section 24, Article VIII, Texas Constitution, and imposing certain limitations on the computation of a tax imposed on a business entity. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 53 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and providing an expiration date for certain tax preferences. Senate: Finance Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SJR 54 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing an appropriation from the economic stabilization fund for the Foundation School Program. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HJR 11 82-1 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the use of the assets of certain associations established by the legislature of this state for the purpose of providing certain insurance coverage. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HJR 12 82-1 (2011) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish certain principles and procedures for the drawing of congressional districts. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 13 82-1 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election and staggering of terms of county commissioners following a change in boundaries of a commissioners precinct. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HJR 14 82-1 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SJR 1 82-1 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish certain principles and procedures for the drawing of congressional districts. Filed
SJR 2 82-1 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing an appropriation from the economic stabilization fund for education by a majority vote. Co-author authorized
SJR 3 82-1 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and providing an expiration date for certain tax preferences. Filed
HCR 73 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Memorializing Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution to provide for a federal balanced budget. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 1 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide funding to develop and maintain research universities in this state of the highest tier. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HJR 2 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene Proposing a constitutional amendment to entitle The University of Texas at Brownsville to participate in the income and other benefits of the permanent university fund. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HJR 3 81-0 (2009) Author: Ritter, Allan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 4 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing municipalities, counties, and school districts to donate certain outdated equipment, supplies, or materials to developing, underdeveloped, or newly industrialized countries. House: County Affairs No action taken in committee
HJR 5 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Tracy Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 6 81-0 (2009) Author: Olivo, Dora Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt a portion of the assessed value of the residence homestead of an elderly person from ad valorem taxation by a fresh water supply district. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 7 81-0 (2009) Author: Flores, Kino | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the state to contribute money, property, and other resources for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of veterans hospitals in this state. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 9 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees and taxes on motor fuels and lubricants and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used and authorizing the legislature to provide for automatic adjustments of the rates of motor fuel taxes. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 11 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to $45,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 12 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 13 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from motor fuel taxes to the construction of public highways. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 14 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Proposing constitutional amendments limiting the public taking of private property, establishing the national research university fund to fund emerging research universities, and eliminating the higher education fund. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 15 81-0 (2009) Author: Riddle, Debbie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a local option election in a county to set a limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes of less than 110 percent but not less than 103 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 16 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by three-fourths of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 17 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision to establish a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by the political subdivision on the residence homestead of an eligible person who is a member of a reserve component of the United States armed forces and is ordered to active military duty. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 18 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to $45,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 19 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to establish legislative and congressional districts and revising constitutional redistricting procedures. House: Redistricting Left pending in committee
HJR 20 81-0 (2009) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt and fish. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HJR 21 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 22 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the ad valorem taxation of a residence homestead solely on the basis of the property's value as a residence homestead; and authorizing the legislature to provide that ad valorem tax appraisal services in any county are under the jurisdiction of the entity specified by the legislature, to provide for the consolidation of ad valorem tax appraisal services, and to provide for enforcement of ad valorem tax standards and procedures by the specified entity. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 23 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment to require that a record vote be taken by a house of the legislature on second reading of a bill or resolution for which a record vote is currently required on final passage and on adoption of an amendment or substitute to such a bill or resolution, and that a vote taken by a legislative committee on such a bill or resolution or on an amendment or substitute to such a bill or resolution be by record vote. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 24 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 25 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature by general law to exempt from ad valorem taxes the portion of the assessed value of property attributable to the implementation on the property of a water conservation initiative, desalination project, or brush control initiative. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 26 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the election of district judges from election subdistricts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 27 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish English as the official language of Texas and require that official acts of government be taken in English. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 28 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the assessed value of the residence homesteads of military servicemembers who are serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 29 81-0 (2009) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative session. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Not again placed on intent calendar
HJR 30 81-0 (2009) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a rate of the franchise tax be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 31 81-0 (2009) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the state or a political subdivision of the state from taking private property for the primary purpose of economic development or to benefit a particular private party. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HJR 32 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish English as the official language of Texas and require that official acts of government be taken in English. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 33 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the house of representatives to provide for the removal of the speaker. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 34 81-0 (2009) Author: Vo, Hubert Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HJR 35 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the Dallas County Hospital District to expand its boundaries. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 36 81-0 (2009) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the ad valorem taxation of a residence homestead solely on the basis of the property's value as a residence homestead; authorizing the legislature to authorize a single board of equalization for two or more adjoining appraisal entities that elect to provide for consolidated equalizations; and authorizing the legislature to provide for the administration and enforcement of uniform standards and procedures for appraisal of property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 37 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate net revenue from the state lottery to certain public school purposes. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HJR 38 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the rainy day fund and dedicating certain surplus revenues to property tax reduction. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 39 81-0 (2009) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Post-ratifying Amendment XXIV to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the denial or abridgment of the right to vote for failure to pay any poll tax or other tax. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 40 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation of not less than $5,000 or more than $30,000. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 41 81-0 (2009) Author: Hopson, Chuck Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to $30,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 42 81-0 (2009) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 43 81-0 (2009) Author: Zerwas, John Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 110 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 44 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 45 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to $45,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 46 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Sid | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the attorney general to prosecute certain offenses arising under the campaign finance laws of this state. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 47 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation certain energy efficiency-related improvements to real or personal property. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HJR 48 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the assessed value of the residence homesteads of volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services volunteers. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 49 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 110 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 50 81-0 (2009) Author: Bolton, Valinda Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amounts of certain residence homestead exemptions from ad valorem taxation and providing for the adjustment of the amounts of those exemptions applicable to a homestead based on changes in the appraised value of the homestead. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 51 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Betty | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 52 81-0 (2009) Author: Paxton, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a four-fifths vote of the legislature to enact and submit to the voters a law imposing an income tax or increasing that tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 53 81-0 (2009) Author: Homer, Mark | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to replace the attorney general on the legislative redistricting board with the commissioner of agriculture. House: Redistricting Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 54 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Transportation Considered in Calendars
HJR 55 81-0 (2009) Author: Parker, Tan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit the voters of a county to allow county and any municipal ad valorem taxes to be imposed on certain real property on the basis of a five-year average taxable value. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 56 81-0 (2009) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to establish for purposes of ad valorem taxation by certain school districts in Harris County a limit on the maximum appraised value of residence homesteads of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit certain other political subdivisions in Harris County to establish a 105 percent limit on the maximum appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem taxation by those political subdivisions. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 57 81-0 (2009) Author: McReynolds, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a hospital district to establish an ad valorem tax freeze on residence homesteads of disabled or elderly persons and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 58 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Not again placed on intent calendar
HJR 59 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt a percentage of the market value of the residence homesteads of certain partially disabled veterans from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 60 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the dedication of the revenue received from the sporting goods sales tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 61 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Charlie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 62 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the Railroad Commission of Texas is governed by a single elected railroad commissioner. House: Energy Resources Record vote
HJR 63 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that an ad valorem tax imposed by a school district is not a state ad valorem tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 64 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a political subdivision to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total assessed value of the residence homestead of a member of a reserve component of the United States armed forces who is serving on active duty during a war or national emergency. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 65 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Proposing a constitutional amendment to require compensation for certain property taken where the use is public and necessary. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HJR 66 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the attorney general to prosecute offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, and offenses involving insurance fraud. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 67 81-0 (2009) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for a local option election in Montgomery County to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead to 103 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year for purposes of ad valorem taxation by each political subdivision all of the territory of which is located in the county. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 69 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation not more than $60,000 of the assessed value of the residence homesteads of military servicemembers who are serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 70 81-0 (2009) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing and regulating slot machines and casino games by licensed operators and certain Indian tribes to provide additional money to fund transportation in this state and to provide additional financial aid for higher education students. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 71 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Supporting the ratification of a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for a federal balanced budget. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 73 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide and guarantee loans to encourage the use of hydrogen as a cleaner fuel source. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 74 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature by general law to exempt from ad valorem taxes the portion of the assessed value of property attributable to the implementation on the property of a water conservation initiative, desalination project, or brush control initiative. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 75 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a municipality to exempt a portion of the value of a residence homestead from ad valorem taxation if the homestead meets certain energy efficiency standards. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 76 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment permitting an encumbrance to be fixed on homestead property for an obligation to pay certain property owners' association fees and prohibiting the forced sale of the homestead to pay those fees unless authorized by the members of the association in accordance with general law. House: Business & Industry Postponed
HJR 77 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to create the Permanent School Fund Management Council to assume the duty of the State Board of Education to manage the permanent school fund and to allow the School Land Board to transfer funds from the permanent school fund to the available school fund. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HJR 78 81-0 (2009) Author: Parker, Tan Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a two-thirds vote of the legislature to enact and submit to the voters a law imposing an income tax or increasing that tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 79 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 80 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing garnishment of wages for court-ordered restitution in a criminal judgment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 81 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the state general sales and use tax rate and dedicating the increased state revenue to public education and property tax relief. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 82 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a high-speed passenger rail facility. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 83 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit conservation and reclamation districts in Hays and Chambers Counties to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes to fund the development and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HJR 84 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing a state mandate imposed on a county to have effect only if the state provides for payment to the county of the cost of the mandate. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 85 81-0 (2009) Author: Harless, Patricia
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to provide for members of a governing board of an emergency services district to serve terms not to exceed four years. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 86 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that gambling or other gaming activity by federally recognized Indian tribes on tribal land is not prohibited by Texas law. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 87 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to treat recognized Indian tribes equally with regard to authorizing gambling or other gaming activity on tribal land. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 88 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the disposition of proceeds from the development or sale of the rights to natural resources or minerals in land held for the county permanent school fund. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
HJR 89 81-0 (2009) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from motor fuel taxes to the construction of public highways. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 90 81-0 (2009) Author: Peña, Aaron Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the time in which the legislature may enact or modify districts for the state legislature or the United States House of Representatives. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 91 81-0 (2009) Author: Sheffield, Ralph Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to establish for purposes of ad valorem taxation an initial limit on the appraised value of the residence homestead of a disabled or elderly person that was rehabilitated or constructed as a replacement resid