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HB 237 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 642 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1228 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the miscellaneous gross receipts tax on utility companies; decreasing the rates of the tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1493 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary Relating to requirements for the construction of a natural gas pipeline in a municipality. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1519 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary Relating to requirements for the construction of a natural gas pipeline. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1685 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al. Relating to the authority of the General Land Office to sell retail electric power. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1818 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2588 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2715 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the composition and use of money in the oil and gas regulation and cleanup fund. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2932 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the imposition of administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violating certain statutes under the jurisdiction of, rules or orders adopted by, or licenses, permits, or certificates issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas; increasing criminal penalties. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3240 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to liability of certain gas utilities providing services or materials in the inspection, construction, or repair of a gas pipeline. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
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
SB 300 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 567 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the imposition of administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violating certain statutes under the jurisdiction of, rules or orders adopted by, or licenses, permits, or certificates issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas; increasing criminal penalties. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 736 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis
Relating to a report on the sale of retail electric power by the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1045 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Kacal, Kyle
Relating to the consolidation of public notice requirements for certain air quality permit applications. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1421 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1715 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the use of corrugated stainless steel tubing in residential and commercial structures. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1817 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the deposit of the gas utility pipeline tax to the credit of the oil and gas regulation and cleanup fund. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 2099 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to enforce requirements for the prevention of damage to interstate and intrastate underground facilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 2100 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to a study of the fees charged by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Energy Resources
HB 40 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of this state to regulate oil and gas operations in this state and the express preemption of local regulation of those operations. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 224 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1106 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1125 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to a study on the availability of natural gas utility service in certain counties. House: Energy Resources Postponed
HB 1823 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2256 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the transfer of functions relating to the rates and services of certain gas utilities, propane distribution system retailers, and submetering from the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2558 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the length of a billing month for a propane gas customer. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2855 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prohibit an activity over which the Railroad Commission of Texas has jurisdiction. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2988 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt certain rules related to ratemaking procedures and to the status of previously adopted rules. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3044 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to the effect of rules and standards adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the pipeline industry on ordinances, orders or rules adopted by political subdivisions. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3069 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the authority and obligations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Public Utility Commission of Texas to comply with and implement a Clean Power Plan. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3749 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the recovery of certain natural gas distribution utility ratemaking proceeding expenses; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
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
SB 775 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the repeal of the goal for natural gas use. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1165 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the express preemption of regulation of oil and gas operations and the exclusive jurisdiction of those operations by the state. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Companion document considered in lieu of
SB 1905 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt certain rules related to ratemaking procedures and to the status of previously adopted rules. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1954 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority and obligations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Public Utility Commission of Texas to comply with and implement a Clean Power Plan. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 258 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow certain uses of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 380 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to safety requirements applicable to gas pipelines in certain counties. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1148 83-0 (2013) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the reimbursement of a municipality's expenses in a ratemaking proceeding for electric or gas utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1149 83-0 (2013) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the establishment of integrated rate areas subject to the original jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1736 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of property used to collect, process, and deliver landfill-generated gas. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
HB 1772 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Relating to the disconnection of electric or gas utility service. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 1792 83-0 (2013) Author: Paddie, Chris Relating to safety standards and practices applicable to the transportation by pipeline of certain substances. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1863 83-0 (2013) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al. Relating to the amounts of the administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violating certain statutes under the jurisdiction of, rules or orders adopted by, or licenses, permits, or certificates issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2166 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the continuation, functions, and name of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2265 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the regulation of propane utility companies. House: Energy Resources Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2532 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the regulation of propane distribution system retailers; authorizing a fee. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2982 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the power of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt and enforce safety standards applicable to the transportation by pipeline of hazardous liquids, carbon dioxide, and natural gas in rural locations. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3547 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al. Relating to standards and procedures for determining whether a person who owns, operates, or manages a pipeline is a common carrier; authorizing a fee. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3598 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the amounts of the administrative penalties for violating certain statutes under the jurisdiction of, rules or orders adopted by, or licenses, permits, or certificates issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
SB 212 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to the continuation, functions, and name of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees and the elimination of a fee. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 291 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to notice requirements for gas utilities entering certain real property; providing an administrative penalty. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 749 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the detection and repair of natural gas pipeline leaks. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 815 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the disconnection of electric or gas utility service. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 900 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Wu, Gene
Relating to the amounts of the administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violating certain statutes under the jurisdiction of, rules or orders adopted by, or licenses, permits, or certificates issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 901 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris
Relating to safety standards and practices applicable to the transportation by pipeline of certain substances. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1462 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the power of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt and enforce safety standards and practices applicable to the transportation by pipeline of certain substances and to certain pipeline facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1529 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to an exemption from property taxation for certain facilities that convert landfill generated methane into renewable natural gas. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1625 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to standards and procedures for determining whether a person who owns, operates, or manages a pipeline is a common carrier. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 225 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to distributed generation of electric power. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 540 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the allocation of the value of certain federal allowances for carbon dioxide emissions granted to certain electric or gas utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 966 82-0 (2011) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the consideration of pension and other postemployment benefits in establishing the rates of a gas utility. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1124 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to safety requirements applicable to gas pipelines in certain counties. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1125 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to a study regarding the odorization of natural gas transported in gathering and transmission lines located in populated areas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1165 82-0 (2011) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to the exemption of certain electric cooperatives from certain regulations. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1273 82-0 (2011) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the regulation of propane utility companies. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1968 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to regulation of gas pipelines; providing penalties. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2289 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the authority of a gas corporation to use a public right-of-way along a railroad, a railroad right-of-way, an interurban railroad, or a street railroad. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2435 82-0 (2011) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al. Relating to rate adjustments by gas utilities. House: Energy Resources Postponed
HB 3106 82-0 (2011) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the abolition of the Railroad Commission of Texas, the creation of the Texas Oil and Gas Commission, and the transfer of the powers and duties of the railroad commission to the oil and gas commission. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3142 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to convenience charges by utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3268 82-0 (2011) Author: Lyne, Lanham
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to permits for air contaminant emissions of stationary natural gas engines used in combined heating and power systems. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3389 82-0 (2011) Author: Workman, Paul
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to a seller's disclosure of natural or liquid propane gas on residential real property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3407 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the recovery through gas utility rates of expenses related to a rate proceeding. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3802 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow certain uses of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3853 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the authority of a gas or electric corporation to use certain land to construct or operate a transmission line. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 103 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the installation, maintenance, operation, and relocation of wastewater pipeline facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 107 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the detection and repair of natural gas pipeline leakages. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 312 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the exemption of certain electric cooperatives from certain regulations. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 365 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Strama, Mark
Relating to distributed generation of electric power. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 403 82-0 (2011) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the consideration of pension and other postemployment benefits in establishing the rates of a gas utility. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 555 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the regulation of propane gas distribution retailers. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 655 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the continuation, functions, and name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Government Organization
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 1041 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the repeal of the goal for natural gas use. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1135 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to regulation of gas pipelines; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1293 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al.
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the amounts of administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violations relating to certain pipelines. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1309 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to rate adjustments by gas utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1613 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Brown, Fred
Relating to the application of the public meetings and public information laws to public power utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Open Government, Select
Effective immediately
SB 1793 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow recreational use of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
HB 395 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to this state's goal for installed electric generating capacity from natural gas. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 737 81-0 (2009) Author: Quintanilla, Chente Relating to the duty to notify local governmental entities about the existence of proposed hazardous liquid pipeline projects. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 872 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the repeal of goals for natural gas use in energy production. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1194 81-0 (2009) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the regulation of propane utility companies. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1227 81-0 (2009) Author: Mallory Caraway, Barbara Relating to a grace period from the statement issue date for payment of services to gas utilities and municipally owned utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1526 81-0 (2009) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the authority of a common purchaser that transports natural gas by pipeline to use a public right-of-way for a pipeline. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1535 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to the requirement that gas corporations obtain a permit from the Railroad Commission of Texas before condemning property to construct certain gas pipelines. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1536 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the elimination of the power of eminent domain for certain gas corporations when constructing a pipeline for the gathering or transmission of natural gas. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1537 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to safety requirements applicable to gas pipelines in certain counties. House: Energy Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1538 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain municipalities or counties to adopt and enforce safety standards applicable to certain gas pipelines. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1566 81-0 (2009) Author: England, Kirk Relating to the authority of municipalities to regulate natural gas compressor station structures. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1883 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the status of certain transporters of natural or synthetic gas and liquified natural gas marine terminals as gas utilities. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2485 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil Relating to the inclusion of gas and electric transmission and distribution costs in the cost of goods sold for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2879 81-0 (2009) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon Relating to the imposition of the sales and use tax by certain crime control and prevention districts and fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services districts. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3251 81-0 (2009) Author: Miklos, Robert Relating to a requirement that electric utilities and natural gas utilities notify the owner and manager of a multiunit residential property on the disconnection of service of a resident. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3346 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to gas utilities and gas storage facilities. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3375 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to energy efficiency measures and technologies. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3410 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to costs incurred by certain persons in relation to complaints filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas against gas utilities. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3555 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the status of liquefied natural gas marine terminals. House: Energy Resources Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 3729 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil Relating to the installation of certain pipelines in county road rights-of-way. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3787 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the relocation of utilities on certain highways and county roads. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 4107 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the exemption of certain electric cooperatives from certain regulations. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4300 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to safety rules for certain pipeline facilities and public awareness. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 4441 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to establish standards regarding certain pipelines and appurtenant facilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 4644 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to communications with utility customers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 792 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon
Relating to the imposition of the sales and use tax by certain crime control and prevention districts and fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services districts. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1679 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of a common purchaser that transports natural gas by pipeline to use a public right-of-way for a pipeline. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1826 81-0 (2009) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the status of liquefied natural gas marine terminals. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2055 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to safety rules for gas pipeline facilities and public awareness. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2143 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to determine whether certain transporters of natural or synthetic gas are gas utilities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2236 81-0 (2009) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to the exemption of certain electric cooperatives from certain regulations. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on Major State Calendar
HB 651 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the jurisdiction of the railroad commission over gas utilities in certain municipalities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1677 80-0 (2007) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to the prohibition of recovering attorney's fees and costs from natural gas utility customers in certain rate proceedings. House: Civil Practices No action taken in committee
HB 1920 80-0 (2007) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the remedies available in connection with certain disputes between producers of natural gas and persons who gather or transport the gas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1994 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the authority of a gas utility to receive an interim adjustment for certain infrastructure projects. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2051 80-0 (2007) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the authority of a gas utility to receive an interim adjustment for certain infrastructure projects. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2174 80-0 (2007) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to excluding the transportation of gas to and from a liquefied natural gas marine terminal from being considered a gas utility. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2924 80-0 (2007) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the regulation of natural gas pipelines and natural gas gathering service. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3273 80-0 (2007) Author: Crownover, Myra
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing an administrative penalty. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 742 80-0 (2007) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick | et. al.
Relating to the authority of a gas utility to receive an interim adjustment for certain infrastructure projects. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1073 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to excluding the transportation of gas to and from a liquefied natural gas marine terminal from being considered a gas utility. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1574 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of the use of the surface of land in connection with certain activities associated with the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 821 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to the regulation of transportation services for natural gas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 872 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the rates and fees related to pipeline inspection and gas utility services. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1162 79-0 (2005) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the training, examination, and seminar attendance requirements for applicants for or holders of licenses or registrations to perform certain activities pertaining to compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1301 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to reimbursement of costs incurred in certain proceedings before the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2083 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to regulation of gas gathering by utilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2841 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the exemption from the sales and use tax for gas and electricity used in manufacturing and processing. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HCR 96 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George Declaring legislative support for the continued expansion of Texas' energy generation capacity and its leading role in energy generation through the development of liquefied natural gas receiving terminals in the state. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 225 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Recalling H.B. No. 872 from the Secretary of the Senate. Signed by the Governor
HCR 227 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George Recalling H.B. No. 872 from the senate to the house for further consideration. Filed
SB 1169 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the authority and financing of the Railroad Commission of Texas in relation to gas utilities. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1794 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to suspending the implementation of certain gas utilities' interim cost recovery and rate adjustments. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 31 79-3 (2006) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to adjusting the "price to beat" for electric utility services to reflect reduced natural gas fuel prices. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
SB 12 79-3 (2006) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to adjusting the "price to beat" for electric utility services to reflect reduced natural gas fuel prices. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 762 70-0 (1987) Author: Oakley, Keith Relating to the installation of gas meters near a street; providing civil penalties. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 974 70-0 (1987) Author: Wolens, Steven Relating to the taking of natural gas by certain common purchasers. House: Natural Resources 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1442 70-0 (1987) Author: Perry, Rick Relating to a gas utility's obligation to serve certain customers. House: Energy Referred to Energy
HB 1445 70-0 (1987) Author: Perry, Rick Relating to a gas utility's obligation to serve certain customers. House: Energy Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 2379 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to the surrender of original jurisdiction over rates and services of gas utilities distributing natural gas or synthetic natural gas in areas inside the limits of municipalities. House: Energy Referred to Energy
HB 2380 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to a change in the method of applying state gross receipts tax to natural gas utilities subject to Railroad Commission jurisdiction. House: Energy Referred to Energy
SB 344 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: Perry, Rick
Relating to the obligations of a gas utility to serve and to maintain the capacity to serve a customer who has chosen to purchase from a competitor. House: Energy
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SB 704 70-0 (1987) Author: McFarland, Bob Related to the taking of natural gas by certain common purchasers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 48 70-2 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the taxation of the sale, transportation, or brokerage of natural gas and to the disposition of the tax revenue, including the use of the tax revenue to replace oil and gas well drilling permit application fees. House: Energy Referred to Energy
HB 565 69-0 (1985) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to acquisition of control of a gas utility. House: Energy Referred to subcommittee
HB 1509 69-0 (1985) Author: Emmett, Ed
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to the regulation of certain rates charged or proposed by gas utilities. House: Energy
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1609 69-0 (1985) Author: Emmett, Ed Relating to the regulation of transportation of natural and synthetic natural gas. House: Energy Referred to subcommittee
HB 1718 69-0 (1985) Author: Yost, Gerald
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to appeal to the Railroad Commission of Texas of a decision involving rates of a gas utility. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1823 69-0 (1985) Author: Laney, James
Sponsor: Sarpalius, Bill
Relating to natural gas suppliers contracting with agriculture energy users and providing guidelines for price determination. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1865 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to the authority of a regulatory authority to approve certain proposed gas utility rate reductions under the Gas Utility Regulatory Act. House: Energy
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 2315 69-0 (1985) Author: Price, Albert Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission to adopt rules concerning an apartment house owner's allocation of central system utilities, and to regulate non-submetered mastermeter utilities; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 2360 69-0 (1985) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to the title received by a bona fide purchaser of natural gas; amending Subchapter D, Chapter 111, Natural Resources Code, by adding Section 111.098. House: Energy Withdrawn by author
SB 451 69-0 (1985) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to aquisition of control of a gas utility. Senate: Economic Development Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1113 69-0 (1985) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to natural gas suppliers contracting with agriculture energy users, providing for weighted average cost of natural gas in transmission or distribution systems, providing for cost of gas determination and limiting this act to a service area where the agriculture use represents no less than 10% of the total load factor of the transmission and distribution system. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1317 69-0 (1985) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to the regulation and sale of natural and synthetic natural gas. Senate: State Affairs Postponed in committee
SB 1405 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to the title received by a bona fide purchaser of natural gas. Senate: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
HB 159 68-0 (1983) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to taxation of the commercial use of gas and electricity. House: Ways & Means Coauthor authorized
HB 329 68-0 (1983) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to automatic changes in utility charges. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 627 68-0 (1983) Author: Pierce, George Relating to the regulation of natural and synthetic gas supplied to certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 968 68-0 (1983) Author: Patrick, Kae Relating to regulation of rates between natural gas transmission companies and retail distribution companies. House: Energy Referred to Committee on Energy
HB 996 68-0 (1983) Author: Hanna, Joe Relating to the regulation of compressed natural gas by the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing penalties. House: Energy See remarks
HB 1417 68-0 (1983) Author: Valles, Robert "Bob" Relating to the regulation of gas utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1920 68-0 (1983) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to the definition of gas utility, public utility, and utility for certain purposes. House: Energy Referred to subcommittee
HB 2194 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the power of the railroad commission to review and approve, for purposes of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 1978 and any other federal authorities, applications for the purchase of natural gas by public utilities subject to the authority of the railroad commission, and to the price paid by gas utilities to affiliated interests for certain natural gas. House: Energy
Senate: State Affairs
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HJR 82 68-0 (1983) Author: Lee, El Franco Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing relief for certain consumers of residential gas and electricity from a portion of the 1/16th of 1% assessment imposed on gross receipts of retail public utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 32 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the taxation of commercial use of gas and electricity. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 358 68-0 (1983) Author: Sarpalius, Bill
Sponsor: Buchanan, J. W.
Relating to the issuance of certificates of indebtedness by general-law cities and towns to fund certain court judgments, decrees, or settlements. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 406 68-0 (1983) Author: Traeger, John Relating to the regulation of natural and synthetic gas supplied to certain municipalities and allowance of increases in the cost of service. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 617 68-0 (1983) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: Hanna, Joe
Relating to regulation of compressed natural gas and licensing of and insurance coverage for persons engaged in certain work and rules governing registration and identification of motor vehicles using or transporting compressed natural gas; prescribing the powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Department of Public Safety; authorizing certain fees; providing for hearings and judicial review; providing enforcement procedures and civil and criminal penalties. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 936 68-0 (1983) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to the definition of gas utility, public utility, and utility for certain purposes. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 1254 68-0 (1983) Author: Traeger, John Relating to regulation of gas utilities. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SJR 11 68-0 (1983) Author: Parker, Carl Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing relief for certain consumers of residential gas and electricity from a portion of the 1/16th of 1% assessment imposed on gross receipts of retail public utilities as defined in Article I of the Public Utility Regulatory Act. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
HB 983 67-0 (1981) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to inspection and approval by a political subdivision of a repair to a residential natural gas system. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1899 67-0 (1981) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: McKnight, Peyton
Relating to the regulation of natural and synthetic gas. pref. no. 9. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1979 67-0 (1981) Author: Hanna, Joe Relating to the administration and collection of the tax on producers of natural gas. House: Ways & Means Posting rule suspended
HB 2090 67-0 (1981) Author: Gibson, Jay
Sponsor: McKnight, Peyton
Relating to public utility sales to industrial, pipeline, and similar large volume customers. House: Energy Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2091 67-0 (1981) Author: Gibson, Jay Relating to the taxation of gas utilities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 2247 67-0 (1981) Author: Laney, James Relating to regulation of gas utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2349 67-0 (1981) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the taxation of gas utilities. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HJR 79 67-0 (1981) Author: Luna III, Albert Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing relief for certain consumers of residential gas and electricity and dedicating a portion of taxes on natural gas. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 621 67-0 (1981) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the taxation of commercial uses of gas and electricity. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 660 67-0 (1981) Author: Leedom, John Relating to the taxation of commercial uses of gas and electricity. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 998 67-0 (1981) Author: McKnight, Peyton Relating to the regulation of natural and synthetic gas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1104 67-0 (1981) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to a program for the relief of certain consumers of residential gas and electricity. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 1125 67-0 (1981) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to regulation of gas utilities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 1203 67-0 (1981) Author: McKnight, Peyton Relating to public utility transactions with industrial, pipeline, and similar large volume customers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 1228 67-0 (1981) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Hill, Gerald
Relating to notice of proposed utility rate changes. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Message from the Governor
SCR 47 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet Requesting Public Utility Commission and Railroad Commission to examine use of certain utility rate structures. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SJR 49 67-0 (1981) Author: Ogg, Jack Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing relief for certain consumers of residential gas and electricity and dedicating a portion of taxes on natural gas. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
HB 2 67-1 (1981) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to the taxation of commercial use of gas and electricity. House: Ways & Means Posting rule suspended
HB 20 67-2 (1982) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to metering of natural gas lines to determine production amounts; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 10 67-3 (1982) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to metering of natural gas lines to determine production amounts; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 301 66-0 (1979) Author: Bode, Mary Jane Relating to the taxation of commercial uses of gas and electricity. House: Ways & Means Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 697 66-0 (1979) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to the furnishing of natural gas to certain public utilities and customers. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 845 66-0 (1979) Author: Slack, Richard C.
Sponsor: McKnight, Peyton
Relating to rates charged for supplying gas under a contract between a gas utility and an industrial customer. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Economic Development
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HB 1494 66-0 (1979) Author: Slack, Richard C.
Sponsor: McKnight, Peyton
Relating to the definition of gas utility, public utility, and utility for certain purposes. House: Energy Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1920 66-0 (1979) Author: Laney, James Relating to regulation of natural gas sales contracts. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2053 66-0 (1979) Author: Pierce, George Relating to pricing of natural gas. House: Energy Resources Coauthor authorized
HJR 82 66-0 (1979) Author: Bode, Mary Jane Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing relief for certain consumers of residential gas and electricity and dedicating a portion of taxes on natural gas. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
SB 243 66-0 (1979) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission to set certain rates. Senate: Economic Development Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 318 66-0 (1979) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to a program for the relief of certain consumers of residential gas and electricity. Senate: Human Resources Coauthor authorized
SB 346 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the transfer to the Public Utility Commission of the Railroad Commission's jurisdiction over gas utilities. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
SB 722 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to regulation of certain natural gas pipelines as common carriers. Senate: Natural Resources Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 833 66-0 (1979) Author: McKnight, Peyton
Sponsor: Slack, Richard C.
Relating to the definition gas utility, public utility, and utility for certain purposes. House: Energy Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 984 66-0 (1979) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the utilities regulated under the Public Utility Regulatory Act and the determination of the rates charged for service by those utilities. Senate: Economic Development Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 1095 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron
Sponsor: Hill, Anita
Relating to the submetering of natural gas in mobile home parks. House: Employment Practices
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1221 66-0 (1979) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to the taxation of commercial uses of gas and electricity. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SJR 12 66-0 (1979) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing relief for certain consumers of gas and electricity and dedicating a portion of taxes on natural gas. Senate: Finance Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1 65-0 (1977) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe
Sponsor: Hance, Kent
Relating to the reduction of and exemption and exclusion from various state taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Votes recorded
HB 32 65-0 (1977) Author: Green, Gene Providing for a hearing before certain utilities may charge customers for increased fuel costs. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 55 65-0 (1977) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to settlements and judgment awards recovered by certain municipally owned gas or electric utilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 56 65-0 (1977) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the determination of the average residential user's minimum energy needs and establishing rates for these needs. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 61 65-0 (1977) Author: Wilson, John Relating to exempting from the Limited Sales, Use and Excise Tax Act the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of gas and electricity. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 85 65-0 (1977) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the redetermination of the price of certain natural gas; and declaring an emergency. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 86 65-0 (1977) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to hearings and determinations on certain natural gas contract provisions; and declaring an emergency. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 453 65-0 (1977) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the transfer to the Public Utilities Commission of the Railroad Commission's jurisdiction over gas utilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 496 65-0 (1977) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Relating to the regulation of natural gas and certain gas utilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 683 65-0 (1977) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank Relating to determination and promulgation of rates charged for certain sales of natural gas. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 946 65-0 (1977) Author: Allred, Dave Relating to notice of certain gas curtailment. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1160 65-0 (1977) Author: Cartwright, Donald Relating to certain payments by certain municipally owned gas and electric utilities to the cities owning them. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Administration
Referred to Committee on Administration
HB 1161 65-0 (1977) Author: Cartwright, Donald Relating to cities with populations of over 600,000 which own gas and electric utilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 1415 65-0 (1977) Author: Rains, Don Relating to extensions of gas utility service by certain municipally owned gas utilities. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1634 65-0 (1977) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission to set certain rates. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1848 65-0 (1977) Author: Bock II, Bennie Relating to cooperation of certain public and private entities in the purchase, gathering, transportation, distribution, and sale of naural gas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 1986 65-0 (1977) Author: Maloney, Robert Relating to regulation of the price of natural gas in or within the vicinity of the field where produced; providing for the regulation of sales of natural gas for agricultural purposes. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 2024 65-0 (1977) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to the railroad commission's jurisdiction over gas utilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 2129 65-0 (1977) Author: Laney, James
Sponsor: Hance, Kent
Relating to the extent that natural gas supplies are required to maintain natural gas service to residential users or hospitals and similar uses vital to public health and safety, no person, firm, corporations, partnership, association, or cooperative shall curtail the supply of natural gas for agricultural purposes, including but not limited to, irrigation pumping and crop drying. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 2199 65-0 (1977) Author: Wilson, John Relating to the efficient use of energy resources; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
SB 2 65-0 (1977) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to exempting form the Limited Sales, Use and Excise Tax Act the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of gas and electricity. Senate: Finance Coauthor authorized
SB 4 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to regulation of natural gas and certain gas utilities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
SB 251 65-0 (1977) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission to set certain rates. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Subcommittee on Energy
SB 801 65-0 (1977) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Wilson, John
Relating to underground storage of natural gas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
SB 802 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the redetermination of the price of certain natural gas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1202 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent
Sponsor: Cates, Phil
Relating to regulation of certain gas utilities. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
SB 5 65-1 (1977) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to exemption from the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act the sale, production, distribution, lease, or rental of and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of gas and electricity for residential use.
HB 1 65-2 (1978) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe
Sponsor: Hance, Kent
Relating to exemptions from the state inheritance tax for certain Class A beneficiaries and providing for certain exempt transfers; relating to the taxation or exemption from taxation of the receipts from the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of gas and electricity for residential uses under state and local sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Signed by the Governor
HB 7 65-2 (1978) Author: Wilson, John Relating to exempting from the Limited Sales, Use and Excise Tax Act the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of gas and electricity. House: Ways & Means Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 10 65-2 (1978) Author: Chavez, Melchor Relating to the taxation or exemption from taxation of the receipts from the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of gas and electricity for residential use under state and local sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 17 65-2 (1978) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to the taxation or exemption from taxation of the receipts from the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of gas and electricity for residential use under state and local sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
HB 24 65-2 (1978) Author: Bode, Mary Jane Relating to the taxation or exemption from taxation of the receipts from the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of gas and electricity for residential use and other uses under state and local sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
HB 25 65-2 (1978) Author: Abbott, Shirley L. Relating to exempting from the Limited Sales, Use and Excise Tax Act the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use or other consumption in this state of gas and electricity. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
HB 26 65-2 (1978) Author: Briscoe, Leonard Relating to the determination of the average residential user's minimum energy needs and establishing rates for these needs. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
SB 1 65-2 (1978) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to the taxation or exemption from taxation of the receipts from the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of gas and electricity for residential use under state and local sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
SB 5 65-2 (1978) Author: Kothmann, Glenn Providing an exemption of the sale, production, distribution. lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of gas and electricity from the Limited Sales, Use and Excise Tax Act. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
HB 68 64-0 (1975) Author: Newton, Jon P. Relating to exempting from the Limited Sales, Excise, and Use Tax Act the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this State of gas and electricity for residential use. House: Revenue & Taxation Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
HB 142 64-0 (1975) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the selection and terms of members of municipal utility boards in certain cities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
HB 171 64-0 (1975) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to exempting from the Limited Sales, Use and Excise Tax Act the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of gas and electricity. House: Revenue & Taxation Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
HB 804 64-0 (1975) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to increasing the rate of the taxes on the occupations of producing oil and producing gas in this state; exempting from the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of gas and electricity. House: Revenue & Taxation Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
HB 1025 64-0 (1975) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to removing exemptions for irrigation wells and agricultural activities from gas utility laws. House: Agriculture & Livestock Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1086 64-0 (1975) Author: Finney, Dave Relating to the regulation of certain natural gas pipeline utilities as common carriers. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1100 64-0 (1975) Author: Chavez, Melchor Relating to rates that may be charged by certaingas companies in certain counties. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1556 64-0 (1975) Author: Denton, Lane Relating to the furnishing of natural gas to certain public utilities and customers. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1601 64-0 (1975) Author: Denton, Lane Relating to regulation of certain gas utilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
SB 9 64-0 (1975) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to exempting from the Limited Sales, Use and Excise Tax Act the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of gas and electricity. Senate: Finance Referred to subcommittee
SB 420 64-0 (1975) Author: Longoria, Raul Relating to rates that may be charged by certain gas companies in certain counties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 558 64-0 (1975) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to payments to certain cities in lieu of taxes, rebates to the city for gas and electric service and street light construction, or cash payments by certain municipally owned gas and electric companies. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to subcommittee
HB 58 63-0 (1973) Author: Denton, Lane Relating to exempting from the Limited Sales, Use and Excise Tax Act the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this State of gas and electricity for residential use. House: Revenue & Taxation Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
HR 257 63-0 (1973) Author: Lombardino, Frank Creating a special committee to investigate curtailment of natural gas suppliers by Coastal States Gas Producing Company.
SR 871 63-0 (1973) Author: Wolff, Nelson Requesting the Senate Committee on Natural Resources to study the problems involved in allocating to Texas consumers adequate supplies of natural gas produced in Texas.
HB 503 59-0 (1965) Author: Vale, Bob | et. al. Relating to the purchasing procedure of publicly owned gas and electric companies in certain counties.
HB 504 59-0 (1965) Author: Vale, Bob | et. al. Relating to the purchasing procedure of publicly owned gas and electric companies.
HB 956 59-0 (1965) Author: Whatley, Willis James Relating to the conservation, storage and ownership of natural gas in counties having a population in excess of 1,200,000 according to the last preceding Federal Census or any future Federal Census.
SB 377 59-0 (1965) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to the conservation, storage and ownership of natural gas in counties having a population in excess of 1,200,000 according to the last preceding Federal Census or any future Federal Census.
SB 60 57-0 (1961) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to certain mortgages, deeds of trust and other security instruments covering both real and personal property and machinery affixed to realty located in the same county; and providing that where such an instrument is deposited for filing and recordation in any such county as a mortgage or deed of trust on real property an affidavit descriptive of such instrument may be filed and indexed in the Chattel Mortgage Records and registered in the book of Chattel Mortgage Records on Realty.
SB 231 57-0 (1961) Author: Krueger, Culp Relating to amending a certain Statute to provide that the franchise tax shall not apply to nonprofit municipal gas utility corporations.
HB 19 57-1 (1961) Author: Carriker, Max D. Relating to amending a certain Statute to extend the application of the occupation tax on the gross receipts of certain gas, electric and water utilities to all intrastate gross receipts from the sale of gas, electricity and water, and imposing said tax at a uniform rate of 2% of all such gross receipts, making certain exemptions.
HB 33 57-3 (1962) Author: Wells, Halen Gill | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute to provide that the sale, transportation, or delivery of natural gas for certain agricultural products or uses shall not alone constitute a person, association, corporation, trustee, receiver, or partnership a "gas utility," "public utility" or "utility."
SB 173 56-0 (1959) Author: Weinert, Rudolph A. Relating to providing that Southwest Natural Gas Company, or its successors and assigns, in lieu of obtaining refund, may use its judgment against the State of Texas, exclusive of any interest thereon accrued either prior or subsequent to the date of its judgment, as offsets against future tax liabilities to the State of Texas, and directing the Comptroller of Public Accounts and other officers to recognize said judgment and to allow same as offsets against such tax liabilities, with certain exceptions.
SB 285 56-0 (1959) Author: Rogers, Andrew J. "Andy" Relating to prohibiting the holder of a franchise for the supplying of natural gas or electricity to any incorporated city or town from selling, offering to sell or accepting any consideration for the sale or delivery to anyone within said city or town of any appliance, fixture or installation which depends for its usefulness upon the natural gas or electricity which may be furnished under the franchise.
HB 73 54-0 (1955) Author: Bryan, Sr., Jack C. Relating to amending Statutes so as to require a pipeline public utility to perform the necessary work, secure permits, to take proper precautionary measures to cross highways, rights-of-way or public properties to provide service to customers; providing a savings clause.
HB 194 52-0 (1951) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to mortgages, deeds of trust or other security instruments executed by (a) corporations engaged in this State in the generation, manufacture, transmission, distribution and sale of electric energy and power to the public, (b) corporations engaged in this State in the transportation, distribution and sale through local distribution system or systems of natural gas to the public for domestic, commercial, industrial or any other use, and (c) corporations owning or operating in this State any gas pipe line or lines for the transportation and sale of natural gas to other other pipe line companies or to local distribution consumers for their own use.
SB 68 52-0 (1951) Author: Hudson, Hill D. Relating to mortgages, deeds of trust, or other security instruments executed by (a) corporations engaged in this State in the generation, manufacture, transmission, distribution and sale of electric energy and power to the public; (b) corporations engaged in this State in the transportation, distribution and sale through local distribution system or systems of natural gas to the public for domestic, commercial, industrial or any other use; and (c) corporations owning or operating in this State any gas pipe line or lines for the transportation and sale of natural gas to other pipe line companies or to local distribution systems or to municipalities, or to industrial consumers for their own use.
SB 462 51-0 (1949) Author: Cousins, Jr., Wilfred Roy Relating to authorizing all incorporated cities of more than 50,000 population, according to the last preceding Federal Census, owning gas distribution systems, to issue revenue bonds to acquire certain public buildings and the necessary sites therefor; providing this Act shall be cumulative of other laws but shall prevail over other laws in conflict; containing a saving clause.
HB 277 50-0 (1947) Author: Gilmer, Claud Henry Relating to declaring a State policy with respect to the maintenance of water, gas and electric service by a utility.
SB 178 50-0 (1947) Author: Ramsey, Ben Relating to declaring a state policy with respect to the maintenance of water, gas and electric service by a utility as defined in said Act; containing a severability clause.
HB 245 49-0 (1945) Author: Simpson, Jr., Marvin B. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that all Gas and Electric Utility Corporations shall be controlled and managed by a Board of Directors, who shall be stockholders of such corporations, a majority of whom shall be bona fide resident citizens of the State of Texas, and each of whom shall be stockholder in such corporations; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 739 49-0 (1945) Author: Harris, Joe Relating to amending certain Act relating public gas utilities so as to provide that the utility tax shall be payable by such persons, companies, and private corporations engaged in the business of owning, operating, or managing pipe lines for the transportation or carriage of natural gas.
HB 749 49-0 (1945) Author: Pruett, Harry D. Relating to amending certain Acts relating to providing that the utility tax shall be payable by such persons, companies, and private corporations engaged in the business of owning, operating, or managing pipe lines for the transportation or carriage of natural gas, and exempting from such tax producers of gas except when engaged in the business of transporting same by pipe line for sale or delivery to the public or to municipalities or to others engaged in the business of selling or distributing such gas to the public or to municipalities.
SB 277 49-0 (1945) Author: Ramsey, Ben Relating to amending certain Articles relating to public gas utilities by providing that the gas utility tax shall be paid by the pipe line company instead of producers.
HB 672 48-0 (1943) Author: Bell, John Junior Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the filing of quarterly statements, showing the gross receipts derived by gas utilities from all sales of gas for the quarter next preceding or for such portion of such quarterly period as any such gas utility may have been conducting any business within the State of Texas.
HB 711 48-0 (1943) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to making an appropriation to pay the Rio Grande Valley Gas Company of Brownsville, Texas, One Thousand, Four Hundred and Fifty-one Dollars and Ninety Cents ($1,451.90) which represents the sum paid above the required amount of taxes.
SB 269 48-0 (1943) Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)" Relating to amending certain regulations governing erection of power lines.
HB 586 46-0 (1939) Author: Bradbury, J. Bryan Relating to amending certain Articles more fully defining public utilities; providing for their regulation.
HB 132 45-0 (1937) Relating to allowing cities and towns to extend the lines of their water, gas, sewer, or electric light and power systems outside of the limits of such cities or towns and to sell the privilege or services thereof to persons or corporations, or to permit them to connect therewith, provided that no electric lines shall be extended into the corporate limits of another incorporated town or city.
HB 823 45-0 (1937) Relating to removing population classification from statute authorizing cities from neither artificial nor natural gas system to establish a system.
HB 1017 45-0 (1937) Relating to empowering and authorizing the Railroad Commission of the State of Texas to investigate the use of malodorants by persons, firms, or corporations engaged in the business of handling, storing, selling or distributing natural gas and liquefied petroleum gases including butane and other odorless gases for private and commercial use, or supplying the same by pipe lines or otherwise to any public building or buildings or the general public, and empowering the Commission to require such gases to be malodorized so that they will indicate by distinctive odor their presence.
SB 30 44-2 (1935) Relating to authorizing cities having a population of more than 3,500 and not exceeding 4,000 inhabitants, according to the last Federal Census and which are not served either by a natural gas or an artificial gas distribution system to acquire by purchase or otherwise a system to make available and to distribute to their inhabitants who subscribe for the service, a gas for fuel and lighting purposes manufactured and compounded in the manner herein prescribed.
HB 19 41-5 (1930) Author: Hubbard, Robert Moss | et. al. Relating to increasing and providing for an occupation tax based on gross receipts, upon each individual company, corporation or association engaged in owning, operating, managing, or controlling any gas, electric light, electric power or water works, or water and light plant, for local sale and distribution in incorporated towns or cities of certain populations within this State and charging for gas, electric lights, electric power, or water; providing certain exceptions.
HB 128 40-0 (1927) Author: Graves, William Thomas | et. al. Relating to providing for the examination, testing and reading of electric light, power, natural and artificial gas meters used by private concerns to determine the amount of power or gas used by their consumers in incorporated cities, towns or villages; providing a penalty for refusal to comply.
SB 169 40-0 (1927) Author: Real, Julius Relating to providing for the extension of electric light, power and gas lines by street and interurban railway corporations for the purpose of supplying light, power and gas to the public at points beyond the territory adjacent to the town or cities in or through which they operate.
HB 278 38-0 (1923) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to requiring the payment of interest on certain deposits required from water, light, gas and telephone companies within this State; requiring the making of annual reports; providing penalties for violations hereof.
SB 324 38-0 (1923) Author: Clark, Isaac Edgar Relating to making it unlawful for any person, corporation or company engaged in the manufacture or sale of electicity, water or gas, or officer or employee thereof, to knowingly permit or cause any light, water or gas meter to register greater than the true amount of light, electricity, water or gas sold or furnished any customer.
HB 86 38-2 (1923) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to requiring the payment of interest on certain deposits required from water, light, gas and telephone companies within this State; providing penalities for violations hereof.
HB 486 37-0 (1921) Author: Cox, Ben L. Relating to amend a certain Act regarding gas utilities.
HB 429 36-0 (1919) Author: Barnes, William Henry "Frank" Relating to amending certain statute so as to provide that every individual, company, corporation, or association, owning, operating or managing, any gas, electric light, electric power, or water works within this State, shall make quarterly reports to the Comptroller of Public Accounts, showing the amount of gross receipts from the sale of gas, electric light, electric power, or water, for the next preceding quarter.
HB 11 36-3 (1920) Author: Cox, Ben L. | et. al. Relating to regulating public gas utilities and placing them under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission.
HB 5 35-3 (1917) Author: Nordhaus, Eugene S. | et. al. Relating to preventing the diversion of electric current, water or gas, from passing through any meter.
HB 477 34-0 (1915) Author: Laney, Charles O. | et. al. Relating to amending certain laws by requiring certain corporations to make connections and to furnish gas, electrical current or power on written applications; declaring failure to do so an unlawful discrimination and fixing a penalty.
HB 635 34-0 (1915) Author: Boner, Charles Wilbur Relating to the using of natural gas for heating and lighting purposes; providing for the speedy adjustment of complaints as to the misreading of meters and overcharges for natural gas; providing for venue of such cases.
SB 119 34-0 (1915) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the prevention the diversion of electric current, water or gas; prescribing penalties.
SB 260 34-0 (1915) Author: McNealus, James Clayton relating to amending a certain Act authorizing the formation of corporations for the purpose of generating, manufacturing, transporting, and selling gas, electric current, and power; fixing a penalty.
SB 262 34-0 (1915) Author: Lattimore, Offa Shivers Relating to requiring gas, electric and other corporations to make connection in all localities or districts where permits have been granted to do business.
SB 294 34-0 (1915) Author: Conner, Robert P. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to corporations organized for the purpose of producing, generating, manufacturing, transporting and selling gas, electric current and power.

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