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HB 382 86-0 (2019) Author: Ortega, Evelina "Lina" | et. al. Relating to the authority to establish a customer assistance program for certain municipally owned utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 481 86-0 (2019) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to the storage and recovery of water in a portion of the Edwards Aquifer. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 795 86-0 (2019) Author: Patterson, Jared Relating to a municipality's ability to enforce zoning and other land use regulations against electric companies. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2829 86-0 (2019) Author: King, Phil Relating to electricity service provided by certain municipally owned utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2863 86-0 (2019) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Relating to the applicability of competitive bidding requirements to expenditures for certain municipal utility facility relocations. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Transportation
HB 3347 86-0 (2019) Author: Bucy III, John Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3891 86-0 (2019) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the definition of "governmental unit" for purposes of the Texas Tort Claims Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3995 86-0 (2019) Author: Phelan, Dade | et. al. Relating to certificates of convenience and necessity for the construction of facilities for the transmission of electricity. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 4114 86-0 (2019) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to the provision of water and sewer services by a municipality. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4246 86-0 (2019) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to nonsubmetered billing for water or wastewater service. House: Natural Resources Received from the House
HB 4257 86-0 (2019) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to retaliation for municipal annexation disapproval. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 4449 86-0 (2019) Author: Holland, Justin | et. al. Relating to the applicability of certain electric energy storage equipment requirements to municipally owned utilities and electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 4458 86-0 (2019) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the sources of supply of water for certain municipally owned water utilities. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4755 86-0 (2019) Author: Lopez, Ray Relating to the requirements for interlocal contracts. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 257 86-0 (2019) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the authority to establish a customer assistance program for certain municipally owned utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1012 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Holland, Justin | et. al.
Relating to the applicability of certain electric energy storage equipment requirements to municipally owned utilities and electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1098 86-0 (2019) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to rates for electricity charged by certain municipally owned utilities and to the use of revenue from the rates. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1100 86-0 (2019) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to electricity service provided by certain municipally owned utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1449 86-0 (2019) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to retaliation for municipal annexation disapproval. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1551 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to a historic structure assistance program operated by a municipally owned utility in certain municipalities; authorizing a fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1583 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the sources of supply of water for certain municipally owned water utilities. Senate: Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
SB 1925 86-0 (2019) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to late payment fees charged by a municipally owned water utility. Senate: Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
SB 2322 86-0 (2019) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Bell, Cecil
Relating to rates established by municipalities for water and sewer services. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Water & Rural Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 101 85-0 (2017) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the development of and contracting for reclaimed water facilities in certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 1427 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to a municipality's ability to enforce zoning and other land use regulations against electric companies. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1458 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned electric utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1459 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to limitations on the use of municipal electric utility system revenues by certain municipalities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1460 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to electricity service provided by municipally owned utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1461 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the partition and transfer of a geographic portion of service area certificate of convenience and necessity by municipally owned electric utility systems. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1633 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Justin | et. al. Relating to bill payment assistance programs offered by certain municipalities. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2369 85-0 (2017) Author: Nevárez, Poncho
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to municipal fees charged to public school districts for water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2959 85-0 (2017) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the provision of wholesale water and wastewater service to certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3141 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the provision of municipal notices by utility bill and mail. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3188 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the number of civil works projects certain municipally owned water utilities may contract for in a fiscal year. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 3262 85-0 (2017) Author: Ortega, Evelina "Lina" | et. al. Relating to the authority to establish a customer assistance program for certain municipally owned utilities. House: State Affairs Returned to Calendars Committee
HB 3985 85-0 (2017) Author: Ortega, Evelina "Lina" Relating to granting to the board of trustees of certain municipally owned utilities the authority to set the compensation of employees necessary to provide service and protect against interruption. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 4192 85-0 (2017) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the relocation of a utility facility located in a highway right-of-way. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 675 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the development of and contracting for reclaimed water facilities in certain municipalities. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 758 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Justin
Relating to bill payment assistance programs offered by certain municipalities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1472 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to granting to the board of trustees of certain municipally owned utilities the authority to set the compensation of employees necessary to provide service and protect against interruption. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1473 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the authority to establish a customer assistance program for certain municipally owned utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1670 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to a historic structure assistance program operated by a municipally owned utility in certain municipalities; authorizing a fee. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1920 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to electric industry market power rules. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 2014 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Schubert, Leighton
Relating to the administration of certain water districts. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 2069 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned electric utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2070 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to limitations on the use of municipal electric utility system revenues by certain municipalities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1279 84-0 (2015) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity. House: Urban Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1418 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the annexation of certain territory by general law municipalities. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1926 84-0 (2015) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the operations of a municipally owned utility or municipal power agency; affecting a provision that is subject to criminal penalties; providing authority to issue bonds. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Senate Amendments Analysis distributed
HB 2073 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to persons affected by certain municipalities' water or sewer utility improvements. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2672 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the powers of a public utility agency; authorizing fees and charges; granting the power of eminent domain. House: Special Purpose Districts Left pending in committee
HB 2715 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the confidentiality of certain information related to the operation of a municipally owned utility. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 2716 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the confidentiality of certain information related to the operation of certain municipally owned utilities. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 2852 84-0 (2015) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to municipal fees charged to public school districts for water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3207 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to approve certain payments by municipally owned utilities for transmission facilities in lieu of ad valorem taxes. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3622 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the provision of wholesale water or sewer service to certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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
HB 3782 84-0 (2015) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide water and sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 3958 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to limitations on the use of municipal electric system revenues by certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 142 84-0 (2015) Author: Kacal, Kyle
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Recalling H.B. No. 1926 from the Senate for further consideration. Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 745 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the governance of certain municipal power agencies; providing authority to issue bonds. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 776 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Relating to the operations of a municipally owned utility or municipal power agency; providing authority to issue bonds. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 789 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1945 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to electricity service provided by municipally owned utilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 83 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the implementation of county solid waste management programs in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 898 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to standards for power lines. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1024 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned electric utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 1160 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to the transfer of a certificate of convenience and necessity in certain municipalities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1307 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to rates for water service, to the transfer of functions relating to the economic regulation of water and sewer service from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel regarding the economic regulation of water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1414 83-0 (2013) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1490 83-0 (2013) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to the amount and disposition of fees collected for municipal solid waste disposal. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1600 83-0 (2013) Author: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the rates for water service, and to the functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1687 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al. Relating to the composition and powers of a governing body in certain municipalities. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
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 2152 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to fees charged to certain recreational vehicle parks. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2156 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the ability of a municipality to regulate or limit a retail public utility's extension of service or operation of facilities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2391 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to electric utility bill payment assistance programs for certain veterans burned in combat. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2677 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to municipal standards for retail public utilities that provide water service in the municipality. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2692 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to establish an economic development program to promote the construction of small-scale electric generating facilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3603 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3605 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to financial assistance awarded by the Texas Water Development Board for water supply projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3607 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the submission and enforcement of system water loss audits performed by certain retail public utilities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3645 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the relocation of a facility of a municipally owned utility required by the improvement of a turnpike or toll project of the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3652 83-0 (2013) Author: Vo, Hubert Relating to an exemption from certain drainage or stormwater control assessments, charges, or fees. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3701 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to compensation for excess electricity generated by a retail electric customer's on-site generation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3879 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to certain groundwater withdrawals allowed by the Edwards Aquifer Authority. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HR 2560 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1160. Reported enrolled
SB 206 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel; authorizing a fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
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 327 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to termination of franchises to provide cable or video service in municipalities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 349 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to standards for power lines. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 364 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SB 410 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned electric utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
SB 567 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to rates for water service, to the transfer of functions relating to the economic regulation of water and sewer service from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel regarding the economic regulation of water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 701 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Herrero, Abel
Relating to a defense to prosecution for criminal trespass. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 795 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Oliveira, René | et. al.
Relating to the composition and powers of a governing body in certain municipalities. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
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 981 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to electric utility bill payment assistance programs for certain veterans burned in combat. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1169 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
House passage as amended reported
SB 1239 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to distributed renewable generation and compensation for excess electricity generated by distributed renewable generation. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1337 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the powers of the governing body of a public utility in certain municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1612 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide water and sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SR 1029 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1160. Reported enrolled
HB 13 83-2 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to a permit requirement and the payment by a utility of a fee for the use of state highway rights-of-way. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 256 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to state-issued certificates of franchise authority to provide cable service and video service. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 771 82-0 (2011) Author: Vo, Hubert | et. al. Relating to the exemption of school district property from charges for drainage service imposed by certain municipalities and from related ordinances, resolutions, and rules adopted by those municipalities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1143 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges and from related ordinances, resolutions, and rules. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1289 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges and from related ordinances, resolutions, and rules. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1319 82-0 (2011) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to the calculation and reporting of water usage by municipalities and water utilities. House: Natural Resources Considered in Calendars
HB 1815 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to competition in the electric utility market of certain municipalities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1997 82-0 (2011) Author: Shelton, Mark Relating to customer choice for certain state agencies served by a municipally owned electric utility. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2025 82-0 (2011) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the implementation of county solid waste management programs in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2128 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to single certification in incorporated or annexed areas served by water or sewer utilities. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2207 82-0 (2011) Author: Oliveira, Rene
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to a bill payment assistance program, and the authority of the board of trustees to set rates, for certain municipal utility systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2552 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to the regulation of certain businesses using sanitary sewer services of certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2553 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to revenue sharing agreements between certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3137 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to the construction and operation of combined heating and power facilities in certain municipalities. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3142 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to convenience charges by utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3532 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the creation of an incentive program for solar and wind-powered distributed electric generation for public school property. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3539 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to acquire by eminent domain certain public utilities. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3668 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer services. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
SB 117 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to allowing municipally owned utility systems in certain cities to fund a program to aid low-income residents in paying their bills. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to State Affairs
SB 609 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose
Sponsor: Gonzalez, Naomi
Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges and from related ordinances, resolutions, and rules. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 924 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the duties of certain utilities regarding energy efficiency reports and emergency notification systems. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
SB 940 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to competition in the electric utility market of certain municipalities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1002 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Menendez, Jose
Relating to the designation of program costs for providing bill payment assistance to certain military veterans as a necessary operating expense that is a first lien against revenue of certain electric and gas utilities' revenue securing certain public securities or obligations. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
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 1097 82-0 (2011) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al. Relating to single certification in incorporated or annexed areas served by water or sewer utilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SB 1230 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Crownover, Myra
Relating to the construction and operation of combined heating and power facilities in certain municipalities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1469 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the authority of the board of trustees to set rates for certain municipal utility systems. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1156 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David Relating to providing a discounted rate for electricity provided to school districts. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1174 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to payment by a municipality or river authority for certain damages caused by the municipality's or river authority's operation of a sanitary sewer system. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
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 1268 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil Relating to the imposition by a municipality of certain meter fees on a school district. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1464 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the right of certain municipalities to offer electric services within the service area of another certificate holder. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1604 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to this state's goal for energy efficiency, including load management and demand response in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1669 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer services. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 1952 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to a municipal consent agreement regarding the inclusion of land in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality on the creation or expansion of certain municipal utility districts. House: Natural Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2166 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to increased oversight, openness, transparency, and accountability for water supply or sewer service corporations. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2172 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al. Relating to the exemptions from fees imposed by a municipal storm water utility on certain property in certain counties. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Referred to International Relations and Trade
HB 3125 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the change in fuel mandates for the percent of megawatts of generating capacity installed. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3842 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the duties of a municipally owned electric utility when operating outside the municipality. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 4004 81-0 (2009) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the management and control of certain utility systems. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
HB 4043 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to notifications to certain purchasers of real property that may be located in an area subject to a certificate of convenience and necessity for water or sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 4283 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Relating to the dismissal with prejudice of certain applications for single certification in an incorporated or annexed area. House: Natural Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 4331 81-0 (2009) Author: Quintanilla, Chente Relating to the exemption of certain school districts from the drainage charge imposed by a municipal drainage utility system. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 874 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Quintanilla, Chente | et. al.
Relating to the exemption of certain counties from the drainage charge imposed by a municipal drainage utility system. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1047 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to the procurement methods authorized for public projects by a combined municipally owned electric, water, and wastewater utility situated in an economically distressed area within 30 miles of the Lower Texas Gulf Coast. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
SB 1522 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Quintanilla, Chente | et. al.
Relating to the exemption of certain school districts from the drainage charge imposed by a municipal drainage utility system. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1960 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick
Relating to increased oversight, openness, transparency, and accountability for water supply or sewer service corporations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2023 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the dissolution of certain municipal utility districts that are located in more than one municipality. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 2391 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the management and control of certain utility systems. Senate: International Relations & Trade Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 642 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity of certain retail public utilities. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
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 1749 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to the authority of political subdivisions to negotiate contracts for electricity. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1803 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzales, Veronica Relating to the conversion of certain water rights on subdivided land from irrigation to municipal use. House: Natural Resources Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 1861 80-0 (2007) Author: Quintanilla, Chente Relating to the area served by certain municipal drainage utility systems. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2343 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to providing a discounted rate for electricity provided to certain school districts. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2734 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the creation of the Williamson-Liberty Hill Municipal Utility District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2891 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the authority of certain counties to select the lowest-cost provider of water supply and sewer services. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 3353 80-0 (2007) Author: Haggerty, Pat
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the repeal of the authority of certain water supply or sewer service corporations to dissolve and transfer assets and liabilities to a municipality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3644 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to designation of certain customer bill payment assistance program costs as an expense of operation that is a first lien against revenue securing certain public securities or obligations. House: Regulated Industries Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3753 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to procurement methods of certain water utility systems for the design, construction, and operation of certain facilities. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 3755 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to the procurement methods of municipal water utilities for the design, construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of certain projects. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 3772 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the provision of water service to an area of land on release of the land from a certificate of public convenience and necessity of a rural water supply corporation. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3862 80-0 (2007) Author: McClendon, Ruth
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the duties of a water service provider in an area served by sewer service of certain political subdivisions. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report printed and distributed
SB 688 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Quintanilla, Chente
Relating to the area served by certain municipal drainage utility systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 727 80-0 (2007) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate the provision by a water and sewer utility of service in the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken in committee
SB 787 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the authority of political subdivisions to negotiate contracts for electricity. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 847 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzales, Veronica
Relating to the conversion of certain water rights on subdivided land from irrigation to municipal use. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1430 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to designation of certain customer bill payment assistance program costs as an expense of operation that is a first lien against revenue securing certain public securities or obligations. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1810 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the creation, re-creation, and powers of municipal power agencies. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1839 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the eligibility of certain officers to serve as election judges or clerks. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 59 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow an officer of a municipal utility district to simultaneously serve as an election judge. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 841 79-0 (2005) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the rates charged by a municipally owned utility to certain recreational vehicle parks for potable water or wastewater service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1227 79-0 (2005) Author: King, Phil Relating to authorizing a municipality to require the relocation of a utility facility located in a municipal right-of-way. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1777 79-0 (2005) Author: King, Phil Relating to regulation of the electric power market and energy efficiency. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1923 79-0 (2005) Author: Crabb, Joe Relating to nondiscriminatory and competitively neutral treatment of operators of competitive broadband networks by municipalities. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2076 79-0 (2005) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the use of revenue generated by municipally owned electric utilities. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2133 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the use of an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality against a municipally owned utility to ameliorate the violation for which the penalty was imposed. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2241 79-0 (2005) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to require a contract between a municipal utility district and the municipality before the district issues obligations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 2876 79-0 (2005) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water service and sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 3382 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to an annual adjustment of franchise fees paid to a municipality by certain providers of electricity. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 3527 79-0 (2005) Author: Haggerty, Pat
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the ability of certain water supply or sewer service corporations to dissolve and transfer assets to a municipality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 297 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the rates charged by a municipally owned utility to certain recreational vehicle parks for potable water or wastewater service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 763 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to an annual adjustment of franchise fees paid to a municipality by certain providers of electricity. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1335 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to authorizing certain municipally owned water utilities to use the design-build method of construction to construct a water desalination plant. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1811 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Haggerty, Pat
Relating to the ability of certain water supply or sewer service corporations to dissolve and transfer assets to a municipality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 467 78-0 (2003) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to water and sewer service provided to residents of certain areas annexed by a municipality. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1089 78-0 (2003) Author: Luna, Vilma Relating to the authority of a municipality to impose and use utility fees for certain disabled access improvements. House: Local Government Ways and Means Referred to Local Government Ways and Means
HB 1098 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to the authority of a municipality to impose and use utility fees for certain disabled access improvements. House: Local Government Ways and Means Left pending in committee
HB 1760 78-0 (2003) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the exercise of eminent domain power by a municipality or supplier of water for a municipality to acquire a municipal water supply. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2036 78-0 (2003) Author: Swinford, David
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to allowing certain political subdivisions to enter agreements with other political subdivisions for the collection of past due amounts for certain utility or waste disposal services. House: Government Reform
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2088 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the authorized review by municipalities of a certificated telecommunications provider's business records regarding payment of right of way fees. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2317 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the relocation or replacement of a water or sanitation sewer lateral on private property by a home-rule municipality. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 2564 78-0 (2003) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Relating to review by a county of a petition for the creation of a municipal utility district. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2615 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the reimbursement of expenses in ratemaking proceedings. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2662 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the authority of a municipality to sell a water or sewer system without an election. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2666 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to demonstration and deployment of fuel cells for electric generation. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2878 78-0 (2003) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to transportation rates between a gas utility or municipally owned utility and a state agency. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2946 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to an annual adjustment of franchise fees paid to a municipality by certain providers of electricity. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 3198 78-0 (2003) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the adoption of rules by a county relating to the connection of utilities in subdivisions and certain other land use controls. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 3214 78-0 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the fees of office payable to directors of certain general and special law districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3367 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to requiring water utilities to adopt water rates that encourage conservation and dedicating revenue for conservation programs. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1164 78-0 (2003) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to customer safeguards concerning billing for electric service by municipally owned utilities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1221 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of a municipality to impose and use utility fees for certain disabled access improvements. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1689 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the relocation or replacement of a water or sanitation sewer lateral on private property by a home-rule municipality. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Urban Affairs
SB 1852 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the authorized review by municipalities of a certificated telecommunications provider's business records regarding payment of right of way fees. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 125 78-1 (2003) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the provision of water service, sewer service, and wastewater treatment service. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 412 77-0 (2001) Author: Zbranek, Zeb
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to an extension to file a request to maintain service area certification by a municipally owned utility. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1070 77-0 (2001) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the authority of certain landowners to connect their property to various municipal facilities, including water and sewer facilities. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 1199 77-0 (2001) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to financing capital improvements and facility expansions through the assessment of impact fees; providing a civil penalty. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 1629 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the provision of water by the Lower Colorado River Authority to a municipality outside the Colorado River basin. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2231 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the acquisition of certain water utilities by a municipality. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2500 77-0 (2001) Author: Marchant, Kenny Relating to the authority of a municipality to condemn a street light system. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2768 77-0 (2001) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to public and private responsibility for providing sewage drainage and water supply services to colonias. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 3245 77-0 (2001) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to the duties of a municipally owned electric utility when operating outside the municipality. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 243 77-0 (2001) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to financing capital improvements and facility expansions through the assessment of impact fees; providing a civil penalty. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 699 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to the provision of water by the Lower Colorado River Authority to a municipality outside the Colorado River basin. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1783 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Wolens, Steven | et. al.
Relating to enhanced availability of advanced telecommunications service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
House appoints conferees-reported
HB 997 76-0 (1999) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al. Relating to the provision of services to certain areas by a municipality. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1573 76-0 (1999) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to the provision of water and sewer service in the unincorporated area of a populous county; authorizing the issuance of county bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2214 76-0 (1999) Author: Olivo, Dora Relating to the authority of a county to operate a water or sewer utility system; granting the power of eminent domain. House: County Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2721 76-0 (1999) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to requirements for use of certain municipal employees on public works projects. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 2798 76-0 (1999) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to the authority of municipalities to offer telecommunications services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2958 76-0 (1999) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to authorizing a municipal power agency to reduce rates for electricity that are an impediment to economic development. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3190 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to variances from platting requirements for already existing subdivisions in certain counties when water and/or wastewater services are being brought into those subdivisions. House: Land & Resource Management Considered in Calendars
HB 3234 76-0 (1999) Author: Najera, Manny | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the connection of utilities in certain subdivisions in economically distressed areas. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Border Affairs - Special
Committee report printed and distributed
SB 821 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Olivo, Dora
Relating to the authority of a county to operate, or contract for the operation of, a water or sewer utility system; granting the power of eminent domain and the authority to issue bonds. House: County Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1264 76-0 (1999) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to municipal regulation of and fee assessment for the use of a public right-of-way. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1410 76-0 (1999) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to authorizing the commissioners courts in economically distressed counties to grant delays and variances from certain platting requirements. Senate: Border Affairs - Special Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1827 76-0 (1999) Author: Nixon, Drew Relating to authorizing a municipal power agency to reduce rates for electricity that are an impediment to economic development. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1883 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to certain rates charged by a gas utility or municipally owned utility to a state agency. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 320 75-0 (1997) Author: Krusee, Mike
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the ability of municipalities to provide water or wastewater service to a residence to preserve the quality of an aquifer the municipality uses as a water source. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 1515 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to the collection of fees for the use of municipal land as a utility right-of-way. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1934 75-0 (1997) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to contracts between municipal utility districts and municipalities. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2013 75-0 (1997) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to contracts between municipal utility districts located in extraterritorial areas and municipalities. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2106 75-0 (1997) Author: Woolley, Beverly | et. al. Relating to contracts between municipal utility districts located in extraterritorial areas and municipalities. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2543 75-0 (1997) Author: Moffat, Nancy Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to contract with certain municipal utility districts. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 2979 75-0 (1997) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the protection of the water supply of a municipality. House: Land & Resource Management Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3151 75-0 (1997) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to contracts between certain water districts and certain municipalities for the supply of water and deferral of annexation. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 3293 75-0 (1997) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to certain franchises granted by a municipality for use of municipal rights-of-way and remedies for certain uses of municipal rights-of-way without a franchise. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 3321 75-0 (1997) Author: Carter, Bill Relating to the provision of telecommunication service within municipalities; prohibiting discrimination in the use of public rights-of-way; establishing the requirements for use of public right-of-way; and relating to permissible fees and charges for engaging in business and using public rights-of-way and pole attachments within municipalities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 721 75-0 (1997) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Isett, Carl
Relating to the issuance of certificates of obligation for the payment of a municipality's contractual interests in certain utilities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 727 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario | et. al.
Sponsor: Woolley, Beverly
Relating to contracts between municipal utility districts located in extraterritorial areas and municipalities. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1187 75-0 (1997) Author: Cain, David Relating to a municipal drainage utility system. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1353 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the imposition of fees on certain pipelines. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1399 75-0 (1997) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to strategic partnerships for the continuation of certain water or municipal districts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1554 75-0 (1997) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the ability of municipalities to provide water or wastewater service to a residence to preserve the quality of an aquifer the municipality uses as a water source. Senate: Natural Resources Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 1655 75-0 (1997) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to contract with certain municipal utility districts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1937 75-0 (1997) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Carter, Bill
Relating to the provision of telecommunications services within municipalities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1016 74-0 (1995) Author: Krusee, Mike | et. al. Relating to the transfer of extraterritorial jurisdiction between certain municipalities. House: Land and Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1092 74-0 (1995) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to a municipal drainage utility system. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1187 74-0 (1995) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Rosson, Peggy
Relating to the dissolution of the El Paso County Water Control and Improvement District--Westway, the provision of water supply and sewer services to the residents of the district after dissolution, and the rates charged for water and sewer service by the City of El Paso; validating certain actions of the district's board of directors. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1281 74-0 (1995) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the operation of cable television systems by general-law municipalities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 1990 74-0 (1995) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to the adoption of amendments to statutes' relating to local governments operating pursuant to Article XVI, Section 59 of the Texas Constitution for purposes of providing municipal water supply. House: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
HB 2161 74-0 (1995) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to construction and water and wastewater utility service billing requirements for certain apartment complexes and condominiums. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2681 74-0 (1995) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to a municipal utility district composed of noncontiguous areas located in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of two municipalities. House: Land and Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2757 74-0 (1995) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to the provision of water and wastewater services by certain cities in an annexed area. House: Land and Resource Management Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2758 74-0 (1995) Author: Saunders, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the provision of municipal services in an annexed area. House: Land and Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2759 74-0 (1995) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to providing water and wastewater services to certain areas that are annexed for limited purposes. House: Land and Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
SB 421 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Krusee, Mike | et. al.
Relating to the transfer of extraterritorial jurisdiction between certain municipalities. House: Land and Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
SB 893 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to construction and water and wastewater utility service billing requirements for certain apartment complexes and condominiums. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1007 74-0 (1995) Author: Rosson, Peggy Relating to the dissolution of the El Paso County Water Control and Improvement District--Westway, the provision of water supply and sewer services to the residents of the district after dissolution, and the rates charged for water and sewer service by the City of El Paso; validating certain actions of the district's board of directors. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1268 74-0 (1995) Author: Montford, John Relating to the ownership, operation, or provision of a cable television service by a general-law municipality. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1375 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Krusee, Mike
Relating to certain municipal utility districts located in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of two municipalities. House: Land and Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1395 74-0 (1995) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Combs, Susan | et. al.
Relating to authorizing agreements affecting annexation between certain political subdivisions of the state. House: Land and Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1588 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to providing water and wastewater services to certain areas that are annexed for limited purposes. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1711 74-0 (1995) Author: Sibley, David Relating to the authority of cities to contract for water supply from the Upper Leon River Municipal Water District. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 859 73-0 (1993) Author: Greenberg, Sherri | et. al.
Sponsor: Rosson, Peggy
Relating to confidentiality of certain information of a customer of a government-operated utility; providing a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 1780 73-0 (1993) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned utilities and validation of certain acts in relation to the utilities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 1795 73-0 (1993) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to the service area for a municipal drainage utility system. House: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
HB 1796 73-0 (1993) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to extension beyond a municipality's boundaries of certain municipal regulations to protect water quality. House: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
HB 2740 73-0 (1993) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the service area for operation of a municipal drainage system and collection of drainage charges. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 676 73-0 (1993) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to the service area for operation of a municipal drainage system and collection of drainage charges. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 987 73-0 (1993) Author: Turner, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Relating to the service area for a municipal drainage utility system. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
SB 988 73-0 (1993) Author: Turner, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to extension beyond a municipality's boundaries of certain municipal regulations to protect water quality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 438 72-0 (1991) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the authority of a municipality to require that property owners connect their property to a sewer system. House: Urban Affairs 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Calendars
HB 992 72-0 (1991) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to a requirement that municipally owned electric utilities report their load forecast, generation and transmission, and other information to the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 993 72-0 (1991) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to a requirement that municipally owned utilities maintain uniform financial accounts. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 995 72-0 (1991) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to appeals of rates set by a municipally owned utility. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 999 72-0 (1991) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to the duty of a municipally owned utility to provide wheeling service. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2030 72-0 (1991) Author: Oakley, Keith Relating to water management planning by certain municipal water suppliers. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2204 72-0 (1991) Author: Laney, James Relating to appeals to the Public Utility Commission of orders and ordinances of municipalities affecting electric utilities and regarding the rates of municipal electric utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 164 72-0 (1991) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Relating to the authority of a municipality in Aransas County to require that property owners connect their property to a sewer system. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 627 72-0 (1991) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the authority of a municipality to create or join a municipal power agency and to the powers of that agency. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 97 72-1 (1991) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to the acquisition, construction, improvement, and financing of cable television systems and facilities by certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 541 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to water and sewer utility service affecting certain major urban areas; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Urban Affairs 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Cal.
HB 804 70-0 (1987) Author: Patrick, Kae Relating to payments in lieu of taxes by a municipally owned utility. House: State Affairs Posting rule suspended
HB 1063 70-0 (1987) Author: Price, Albert Relating to the discontinuance of utility services to elderly persons. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1121 70-0 (1987) Author: Roberts, Ted
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the authority of certain cities to make improvements to their water and sewer systems and to levy assessments for the improvements. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1338 70-0 (1987) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to utility charges by a housing authority. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1519 70-0 (1987) Author: Warner, Larry Relating to contracts for sewer utility service for certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2000 70-0 (1987) Author: Riley, Randall Relating to the authority of a municipally-owned electric utility to provide electric service in annexed areas. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2163 70-0 (1987) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the liability for, and the lien to enforce the payment of, municipal water service. House: Urban Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 2344 70-0 (1987) Author: Riley, Randall Relating to the authority of a municipally-owned electric utility to provide electric service in annexed areas. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1528 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Patricia
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the authority of certain general-law cities to establish drainage utility systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1596 69-0 (1985) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of a home-rule city to provide water service in an area already served by a water utility. House: Urban Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1684 69-0 (1985) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to appeals by certain ratepayers from utility rate actions by the governing body of a municipality. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1749 69-0 (1985) Author: Harrison, Dudley Relating to the reuse of developed water by certain municipalities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1975 69-0 (1985) Author: Guerrero, Lena
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to appeals by the ratepayers of a municipally owned electric utility outside the municipal limits from utility rate actions by the governing body of a municipality; requiring the Public Utility Commission of Texas to promulgate rules and regulations prescribing the form of rate schedules and other records filed by municipally owned electric utilities in such appeals; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HJR 54 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to enact laws permitting a city or town to spend public funds and levy assessments for the relocation or replacement of water laterals on private property. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 258 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the authority of a city or town to contract and levy assessments for the relocation or replacement of sanitation sewer laterals or water laterals on private property. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported favorably with substitute
SB 977 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to requiring the public utility commission to promulgate rules and regulations prescribing the form of rate schedules and other records filed by municipally owned electric utilities in certain appeals. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 1031 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to rate-making proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to rate change applications and appeals. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 1032 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to agreements between and orders governing electric utilities with respect to the provision of electric service in areas annexed after January 1, 1986, by municipalities owning electric systems. Senate: State Affairs Postponed in committee
SB 1247 69-0 (1985) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Hill, Anita
Relating to provisions applied in recertification of certain areas in a municipality to be served retail electric utility service. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SJR 19 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to enact laws permitting a city or town to spend public funds and levy assessments for the relocation or replacement of water laterals on private property. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 588 68-0 (1983) Author: Pennington, Randy Relating to telephone rates in a municipality served by more than one telephone company. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 635 68-0 (1983) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to the regulation of utilities by local governments. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 909 68-0 (1983) Author: Salinas, Froy Relating to the regulation of utilities; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1012 68-0 (1983) Author: Martinez, Walter Relating to utility rate relief programs of municipalities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1124 68-0 (1983) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of a home-rule city to provide water service in an area already served by a water utility. House: Urban Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1485 68-0 (1983) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the authority of a city, town, or village to make an agreement or contract with a conservation and reclamation district for the purchase of hydroelectric power or energy. House: Urban Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1680 68-0 (1983) Author: Salinas, Froy Relating to authority of retail public utilities to provide service in certain incorporated areas. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1773 68-0 (1983) Author: Hackney, Clint
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to water and sewer utility service affecting certain major urban areas; providing a penalty. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 1861 68-0 (1983) Author: Clark, Jerry
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the creation, organization, powers, duties and financing of certain municipal power agencies. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 2128 68-0 (1983) Author: Pierce, George
Sponsor: Vale, Bob
Relating to payments by certain municipally owned utilities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
No action taken
HB 2232 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Anita
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to certificates of public necessity and convenience for utilities providing service in certain municipalities in which municipally-owned utilities provide utility service. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2405 68-0 (1983) Author: Presnal, Bill Relating to separate municipal and rural electric systems owned by cities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
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 552 68-0 (1983) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to amending or revoking certificates of convenience and public necessity of certain public utilities and to compensation for facilities no longer used. Senate: State Affairs See remarks
SB 1053 68-0 (1983) Author: Kothmann, Glenn Relating to utility rate relief programs of municipalities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 1079 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the creation, organization, powers, duties, and financing of certain municipal power agencies. Senate: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1388 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Presnal, Bill
Relating to a merger of a home-rule city's separately owned municipal and rural electric systems; declaring the applicable law after any such merger; and providing an effective date. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 53 67-0 (1981) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to the regulation of public utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 175 67-0 (1981) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the authority of a home-rule city to provide water service in an area already served by a water district. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 176 67-0 (1981) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the authority of a home-rule city to provide water service in an area already served by a water district. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 495 67-0 (1981) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to the participation of affected persons in utility ratemaking. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1131 67-0 (1981) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the right of municipally owned and municipally franchised retail public utilities to provide service to an area within the city limits. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1286 67-0 (1981) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to deposits required by municipal corporations and other entities for installing certain services. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1406 67-0 (1981) Author: Buchanan, J. W. Relating to minimum standards for drinking water for certain cities. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn from calendar
HB 1426 67-0 (1981) Author: Tow, Rodney Relating to annexation of additional territory by a city before the city provides municipal services to its existing territory. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 1492 67-0 (1981) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to powers of municipalities over the rates, operations, and services of electric utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1524 67-0 (1981) Author: Salinas, Froy Relating to regulation of utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HCR 5 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Urging Texas municipalities to adhere to ruling in "Hawkins v. Town of Shaw" relating to discriminatory provision of municipal services. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 587 67-0 (1981) Author: Traeger, John Relating to powers of municipalities over the rates, operations, and services of electric utilities, the right of municipalities to participate in regulatory proceedings which affect the rates and services of electric utilities, the right of municipalities to be reimbursed for the reasonable costs of such participation, and the right of municipalities to participate in judicial proceedings resulting from regulatory actions affecting rates and services of electric utilities by amending Article III, Section 17 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (Articles 1446c, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes). Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
SB 743 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the creation, powers, duties and financing of certain municipal power agencies and validating proceedings creating such agencies and certain actions of such agencies. Senate: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
SB 943 67-0 (1981) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the right of municipally owned and municipally franchised retail public utilities to provide service to an area within the city limits. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
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 458 66-0 (1979) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to jurisdiction over rates, operations, and services of electric utilities in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain cities. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 492 66-0 (1979) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to deposits required by municipal corporations and other entities for installing certain services. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1045 66-0 (1979) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the right of municipally owned retail public utility to provide service to an area within the municipal limits. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Utilities Legislation
HB 1553 66-0 (1979) Author: Martin, Tom Relating to payments by certain municipally owned utilities to the municipalities owning them. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1801 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Sponsor: Price, Bob
Relating to minimum standards for drinking water for certain cities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Human Resources
Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 1846 66-0 (1979) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to the operation and financing of municipal power agencies. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 2137 66-0 (1979) Author: Hill, Gerald Defining the term "issuer". House: Intergovernmental Affairs Scheduled for future calendar placement
SB 656 66-0 (1979) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to payments in lieu of taxes by municipally owned utilities; defining "payments in lieu of taxes" and "public utility". Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1061 66-0 (1979) Author: Truan, Carlos Eliminating the requirement that certain municipally-owned utilities obtain certificate of public convenience and necessity. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 1065 66-0 (1979) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to regulation of certain municipally owned utilities. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 1109 66-0 (1979) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the right of a municipally owned retail public utility to provide service to an area within the municipal limits. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
SB 1318 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Hill, Gerald
Relating to the management and financing of combined municipal water, sewer, and electric utility systems in certain cities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
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 140 65-0 (1977) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to deposits and interest on deposits for certain utility services. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 394 65-0 (1977) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to the management and control of encumbered, municipally owned public utility systems. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
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 1494 65-0 (1977) Author: Olson, Jr., Lyndon Relating to regulation of public utilities by regulatory agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
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 1825 65-0 (1977) Author: Cartwright, Donald Relating to payments in lieu of taxes by certain city-owned utilities. House: Energy Resources Notice given- to call from table
HB 1960 65-0 (1977) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to the use of the proceeds from revenue bonds issued by certain cities to construct plant facilities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Withdrawn from calendar
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 354 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the definition and regulation of certain public utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 684 65-0 (1977) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Reyes, Ben T.
Relating to sale of certain utility systems owned by certain cities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
SB 1103 65-0 (1977) Author: Longoria, Raul
Sponsor: Torres, Ruben M.
Redefining the term "issuer"; providing for severability. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Economic Development
90 Day Bill
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 412 64-0 (1975) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to water and sewer systems and assessments therefor. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 674 64-0 (1975) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the determination, fixing, and regulation of certain rates charged by certain public utilities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 697 64-0 (1975) Author: Mattox, Jim Relating to the regulation of public utility rates by cities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 699 64-0 (1975) Author: Mattox, Jim Relating to requirement that public utilities whose rates are regulated by two or more cities, towns, or villages file an audit report. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 700 64-0 (1975) Author: Mattox, Jim Relating to the imposition of a penalty on a public utility that violates or fails to comply with a city ordinance regulating rates. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 745 64-0 (1975) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the passage of certain additional costs on to the customers of certain public utilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 1013 64-0 (1975) Author: Presnal, Bill Relating to creation, powers, duties, and procedures of municipal power agencies. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1075 64-0 (1975) Author: Brown, Albert "Al" Relating to the payment of certain funds by certain city owned or operated utilities to school districts. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1085 64-0 (1975) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to the management and control of encumbered, municipally owned public utility systems. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1170 64-0 (1975) Author: Lewis, Gibson Relating to the power of eminent domain by certain utilities and requiring negotiation with the property owner prior to entering on the land to make preliminary surveys or examinations. House: Judiciary Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 1944 64-0 (1975) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to certain refunding bonds to be issued by certain cities, towns, and villages, including home-rule cities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HJR 96 64-0 (1975) Author: Brown, Albert "Al" Relating to granting cities the power to donate certain funds to school districts under certain circumstances. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
SB 750 64-0 (1975) Author: Lombardino, Frank Defining the terms "governing authority", "governing authorities", and "governing body" so as to include boards of trustees given authority by city ordinances to manage and control certain municipal utility systems and to purchase and condemn property for additions to such utility systems; validating all city ordinances which authorize boards of trustees to purchase and condemn such property. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
HB 193 63-0 (1973) Author: Temple, Arthur "Buddy" Relating to the authority of the attorney general to aid cities and counties in the regulation of public utilities; amending Title 70, Chapter 4, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended, by adding Article 4399a; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 746 63-0 (1973) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to deposits required by municipal corporations and other entities for installing certain services. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 878 63-0 (1973) Author: Mattox, Jim Relating to the regulation of public utility rates by cities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1211 63-0 (1973) Author: Maloney, Robert Relating to encumbrance of city light, water, sewer, and natural gas systems, parks and swimming pools for the purpose of construction, improvement, extension and repair of such systems. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Considered in public hearing
HB 1269 63-0 (1973) Author: Hanna, Joe Relating to assessments for water and sewer services. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 1338 63-0 (1973) Author: Doyle, Terry Relating to contracts for acquisition of water supply and treatment systems, water distribution systems, sanitary sewer and collection treatment systems and drainage systems by cities and towns; providing a severability clause. House: Natural Resources Committee hearing date
SB 303 63-0 (1973) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Maloney, Robert
Relating to the encumbrance of city light, water, sewer and natural gas systems, parks, and swimming pools for the purpose of acquisition, construction, improvement, extension, and repair of such systems and facilities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 441 63-0 (1973) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Doyle, Terry
Relating to contracts for acquisition and improving, enlarging and extending of water supply and treatment systems, water distribution systems, sanitary sewer and collection or treatment systems and drainage systems for the benefit of and by cities and towns; providing a severability clause. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 685 63-0 (1973) Author: Creighton, Tom
Sponsor: Hanna, Joe
Relating to assessments for water and sewer services. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
SB 933 63-0 (1973) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the regulation of public utility rates by cities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1672 62-0 (1971) Author: Murray, Menton J.
Sponsor: Bates, James S.
Relating to contracts and leases for the operation of water systems.
HB 1793 62-0 (1971) Author: Lemmon, Ray
Sponsor: Wallace, Jim
Relating to contracts for the acquisition of water supply systems, water distribution systems and sanitary sewer systems by cities and towns.
SB 341 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Harris, Ed
Relating to validating elections and other proceedings relating to the authorization, execution, and delivery of water supply contracts under certain conditions.
SB 513 62-0 (1971) Author: Kothmann, Glenn | et. al.
Sponsor: Floyd, Guy
Relating to discharge of sewage of certain municipal corporations into open ponds whose surface area covers more than 100 acres, providing a penalty.
HB 1327 61-0 (1969) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to authorizing cities and towns, including home rule cities and those incorporated under the general laws, and not included in whole or in part within the boundaries of any political subdivision having as one of its purposes the supplying of fresh water for domestic or commercial uses or the furnishing of sanitary sewer services which are functioning and with outstanding bonded indebtedness, and which cities or towns do not have municipally owned water or sanitary sewer systems, to assess against benefited properties and the owners thereof a part of the costs of "on-site" improvements to any waterworks or sanitary sewer system hereafter constructed, purchased or otherwise acquired.
HB 159 59-0 (1965) Author: Townsend, James Terrell "Terry" Relating to amending certain acts by providing that all incorporated cities, towns, and villages of the State of Texas may transfer to the general fund thereof revenues of any municipally owned utility system in the amount and to the extent authorized or permitted in the indenture, deed of trust, or ordinance providing for and securing payment of revenue bonds issued.
HB 554 59-0 (1965) Author: Peeler, Travis A. | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts to provide that a certain franchise tax shall not apply to corporations operating utility facilities on behalf of and for the benefit of cities or towns.
HB 684 59-0 (1965) Author: Mann, Jr., Dudley R. | et. al. Relating to authorizing certain cities and water control and improvement districts to sell and such city to purchase certain district water and sewer properties.
HCR 57 59-0 (1965)
SCR 53 59-0 (1965)
HB 273 58-0 (1963) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" Relating to authorizing an eligible city to provide for improvements to the water and sewer systems, and the construction of street improvements under certain circumstances.
SB 74 58-0 (1963) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to authorizing cities, as defined therein, to provide for the extension, enlargement and construction of improvements to the water and sewer systems, either or both, under certain circumstances and conditions and to assess a part of the cost of such improvements against benefited property and the owners thereof.
SB 316 58-0 (1963) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" Relating to authorizing certain cities to refund their outstanding waterworks revenue bonds and sewer revenue bonds into refunding bonds which will be secured by and payable from a pledge of both waterworks and sewer revenues.
HB 657 57-0 (1961) Author: Green, Howard Lemuel | et. al. Relating to authorizing certain cities to enter into contracts to supply to such city sewage transportation, treatment and disposal services.
HB 932 57-0 (1961) Author: Smith, Stanford S. | et. al. Relating to an audit of books, records and accounts of utilities owned in whole or in part by cities having a population of more than 360,000 and less than 670,000 by the State Auditor.
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 152 57-1 (1961) Author: Lewis, Ben H. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute to more clearly define the elements to be included in the facilities to be constructed by an eligible city for final delivery of treated water to such city so as to include the provision of intermediate reservoirs to be used wholly or in part for storing water from the water supply project, and to provide pumping equipment and pipeline facilities to and from such intermediate reservoirs.
SB 53 57-1 (1961) Author: Gonzalez, Henry Barbosa Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to extraterritorial jurisdiction of incorporated cities, towns, or villages, over certain public utilities of the state.
SB 54 57-1 (1961) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending a certain Statute to more clearly definine the elements to be included in the facilities to be constructed by an eligible city for final delivery of treated water to such city so as to include the provision of intermediate reservoirs to be used wholly or in part for storing water from the water supply project, and to provide pumping equipment and pipeline facilities to and from such intermediate reservoirs.
HB 54 57-3 (1962) Author: Springer, Ted B. | et. al. Relating to authorizing cities and towns in this state, regardless of how incorporated, but which are located within or which have contracted or may hereafter contract with any municipal water authority or water control and improvement district for a supply of untreated water, to acquire either separately or jointly by gift, dedication, purchase, condemnation or otherwise, property located inside or outside such cities and towns for the purpose of providing water purification and treatment facilities.
HB 68 57-3 (1962) Author: Adams, J. Collier | et. al. Relating to authorizing cities and towns in this State, regardless of how incorporated, but which are located within or which have contracted or may hereafter contract with any Municipal Water Authority or other District for a supply of untreated water, to acquire either separately or jointly by gift, dedication, purchase, condemnation or otherwise, property located inside or outside such cities and towns for the purpose of providing water purification and treatment facilities.
SB 14 57-3 (1962) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Relating to authorizing cities and towns in this state, regardless of how incorporated, but which are located within or which have contracted or may hereafter contract with any Municipal Water Authority or other District, for a supply of untreated water, to acquire either separately or jointly by gift, dedication, purchase, condemnation or otherwise, property located inside or outside such cities and towns for the purpose of providing water purification and treatment facilities.
HB 255 56-0 (1959) Author: Thurman, Leon | et. al. Relating to providing that any telephone company involved in rate adjustments with a city take into account the toll calls made from such city in computing the profit or loss in such city.
HB 651 56-0 (1959) Author: Parish, Harold Burton | et. al. Relating to authorizing any incorporated city or town in the State of Texas, including Home-Rule Cities, to enter into contracts with a district, authority, or other political subdivision created and operating and having sanitary sewer powers, whereby the district agrees to collect, transport, process, dispose, and control, any or all, of wastes and sewage, either or both, for such city and its inhabitants.
SB 133 56-0 (1959) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to validating, ratifying and confirming certain contracts heretofore entered into between cities and contiguous Water Control and Improvement Districts affecting the water and sewer facilities of said cities and districts and the operation thereof.
SB 303 56-0 (1959) Author: Ratliff, David W. Relating to authorizing any incorporated city or town in the State of Texas, including Home-Rule Cities, to enter into contracts with a district, authority, or other political subdivision creating and operating under certain provisions of the Constitution of Texas, and having sanitary sewer powers, whereby the district agrees to collect, transport, process, dispose, and control, any or all, of wastes and sewage, either or both, for such city and its inhabitants.
SB 420 56-0 (1959) Author: Crump, Louis M. Relating to enabling any city or town to enter into a contract or contracts for the acquisition of water supply systems, water distribution systems, sanitary sewer systems, either separately or together, from a sanitation district or corporations operating without profit.
SB 20 56-2 (1959) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" Relating to empowering any city which heretofore has held an election authorizing the sale of its natural gas system to lease such system and to grant to the lessee or to others an option to purchase such system.
HB 955 55-0 (1957) Author: Saul, Charles Leroy Relating to granting and appropriating Ten Thousand Dollars to the City of Silverton, Texas, to be used for rehabilitating, repairing and rebuilding the City's street and public utility systems, which were damaged in a recent tornado.
SB 27 55-0 (1957) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to providing more adequate means for "eligible cities" to prevent contamination of their water supplies and the water of the Trinity River watershed; to obtain more efficient and economical sewage transportation and disposal (including treatment), and to enable such cities to render adequate water and sewer service.
SB 77 55-0 (1957) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to authorizing an "eligible" city, as defined herein, to employ the alternative procedure of issuing its negotiable revenue bonds, within the maximum amount prescribed herein, secured by the revenues of its waterworks system or its waterworks and sanitary sewer systems, and to utilize the proceeds from such bonds.
SB 403 54-0 (1955) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to amending certain Acts relative to the issuance of bonds for waterworks, sewer systems and swimming pools, by making such Act applicable to revenue bonds hereafter voted as well as those heretofore voted.
HB 349 53-0 (1953) Author: Murphy, Jr., Charles Alfred | et. al. Relating to cities of more than 160,000 inhabitants; amending certain Acts by eliminating all provisions relating to sewer systems and sewage disposal plants and systems, providing for the issuance of revenue bonds, notes or obligations on a parity with previously issued bonds, notes or obligations, and adding certain provisions relating to the approval of all bonds or notes by the Attorney General and the registration thereof by the State Comptroller and delivery thereof to purchasers; validating under certain conditions waterworks revenue bonds heretofore issued.
HB 357 53-0 (1953) Author: Jones, Obie | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts to provide that incorporated cities or towns having a population of ten thousand (10,000) or more according to the last preceding Federal Census may transfer to the general fund thereof revenues of any utility system in the amount and to the extent authorized or permitted in the indenture, deed of trust, or ordinance providing for and securing payment of revenue bonds issued under certain Articles as amended, or other similar laws, notwithstanding any prohibition contained.
HB 469 53-0 (1953) Author: Sandahl, Jr., Charles L. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to the sale or encumbrance of water, sewer, natural gas systems, parks and/or swimming pools by cities and towns.
HB 575 53-0 (1953) Author: Brooks, Phil Relating to any city which has issued waterworks and sewer system and swimming pool revenue bonds reserving the right to issue additional bonds secured by and payable from revenues of the systems and swimming pool and which has voted additional revenue bonds to be so payable and secured.
SB 32 53-0 (1953) Author: Latimer, Oswald E. "Ozzie" Relating to authorizing incorporated cities and towns to issue additional bonds for extending and improving electric and gas systems when bonds have already been authorized by election for that purpose.
SB 162 53-0 (1953) Author: Russell, Joe Relating to authorizing all cities and towns, including home rule cities, to use for general municipal purposes revenues received from waterworks or sewer, or waterworks and sewer systems.
SB 203 53-0 (1953) Author: Rogers, Johnnie B. Relating to amending Statutes so as to change the population brackets whereby cities and towns may transfer to the General Fund revenues from city-owned utility systems from Two Hundred Thousand to One Hundred Thirty-two Thousand inhabitants or more.
HB 57 53-1 (1954) Author: Warden, John A. Relating to validating contracts for supplemental water supply heretofore executed by and between Eligible Cities and Eligible Districts, as defined herein, when the payments under any such contract are to be made from the water revenues of such City, imposing no tax obligation on the city.
HB 109 53-1 (1954) Author: Lindsey, Jim T. | et. al. Relating to authorizing cities and towns to make water supply contracts with persons, firms or corporations; prescribing the circumstances under which any such contract shall be approved or authorized at an election and the procedure for such election.
HB 40 52-0 (1951) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts so as to authorize cities and towns, including Home Rule Cities, which heretofore have issued or hereafter may issue original bonds or refunding bonds payable from revenues of electric light and power systems, gas systems, water systems, sewer systems, or any combination of such systems, to issue additional bonds payable from such revenues for purposes of improving and extending such systems, such additional bonds to constitute a lien upon said revenues in order of their issuance inferior to the lien securing the payment of the bonds previously issued.
HB 616 52-0 (1951) Author: Graham, Callan Relating to validating all revenue bonds issued by cities and towns of five thousand inhabitants, or less, for the purpose of acquiring an electric light and power system.
SB 40 52-0 (1951) Author: Tynan, Walter Relating to amending certain acts to authorize cities and towns, including home rule cities, which heretofore have issued or hereafter may issue original bonds or refunding bonds payable from revenues of electric light and power systems, gas systems, water systems, sewer systems, or any combination of such systems, to issue additional bonds payable from such revenues for purposes of improving and extending such systems.
SB 299 52-0 (1951) Author: Hudson, Hill D. Relating to validating all revenue bonds issued by cities and towns of five thousand inhabitants, or less, for the purpose of acquiring an electric light and power system.
SB 438 52-0 (1951) Author: Tynan, Walter Relating to authorizing certain cities to issue revenue bonds for the purpose of purchasing or constructing sewage disposal facilities.
SB 474 52-0 (1951) Author: Bullock, Pat M. Relating to providing that in the issuance of revenue bonds for improving, enlarging and extending a waterworks system, cities may issue such bonds in two series, one of which shall be payable from and secured by a pledge of all or part of the proceeds of a water supply contract and the other to be secured by and payable from the net revenues of the waterworks system or the waterworks and sewer systems other than the proceeds of such contract.
HB 66 51-0 (1949) Author: Stump, William R. "Bill" Relating to authorizing cities and towns in this State of a certain population to acquire telephone systems and to construct improvements, additions and extensions to same; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the purpose of constructing such improvements, additions and extensions; prescribing certain terms and conditions for the issuance of such bonds; validating the acquisition of such systems and the title thereto.
HB 444 51-0 (1949) Author: Tinsley, Byron R. Relating to authorizing cities and towns to issue additional revenue bonds for improvement of water or sewer systems; providing a severability clause.
HB 445 51-0 (1949) Author: Tinsley, Byron R. Relating to authorizing certain cities and towns to issue additional bonds payable from revenues of light and power systems to improve and extend such systems to issue additional bonds payable form such revenues for purpose of improving and extending such systems such additional bonds to constitute a lien upon said revenues in order of their issuance inferior to lien securing payment of bonds previously issued; providing a severability clause.
HB 610 51-0 (1949) Author: Heideke, Herman A. Relating to authorizing certain cities to acquire by purchase, and improve, maintain and operate facilities for the generation of hydro-electric power and to finance such acquisition and improvement through the issuance of negotiable bonds payable from the revenues of such facilities; providing a savings clause; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict.
HB 896 51-0 (1949) Author: Cannon, Oscar E. Relating to authorizing all incorporated cities of more than fifty thousand (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 903 51-0 (1949) Author: Blount, Ralph E. "Peppy" Relating to authorizing any city or town within or town within this State to enter into a contract with any District or authority for supplying water to such city and authorizing such city to lease its water production, water supply and water supply facilities to such District, or make contract with such District for the operation of such water facilities; enacting other provisions related to the subject.
HB 960 51-0 (1949) Author: Stovell, Tom H. Relating to any city which has outstanding waterworks or waterworks and sewer system revenue bonds and which has on hand sufficient money to pay said bonds together with the interest thereon to the date when they become due or optional for prior payment and the contract premium if any; making the Act cumulative but controlling when inconsistent with or in conflict with other laws; enacting other provisions relating to this subject.
HB 965 51-0 (1949) Author: Williams, Eugene C. Relating to authorizing cities having a population in excess of two hundred thousand (200,000) to transfer to their general fund and use for general or special city purposes such part of the revenues of any city-owned utility system as authorized or permitted in the indenture, deed of trust, or ordinance providing for and securing payment of revenue bonds issued under Articles 1111-1118, Revised Statutes, as amended.
SB 185 51-0 (1949) Author: Morris, George C. Relating to authorizing cities and towns, including home rule cities, which heretofore have issued or hereafter may issue bonds payable from revenues of light and power systems to issue additional bonds payable form such revenues for purpose of improving and extending such systems such additional bonds to constitute a lion upon said revenues in order of their issuance inferior to lien securing payment of bonds previously issued; enacting other matters related to the subject; providing a severability clause.
SB 186 51-0 (1949) Author: Morris, George C. Relating to authorizing cities and towns, including Home Rule cities, which heretofore have issued or hereafter may issue bonds payable from revenues of water or sewer systems to issue additional bonds payable from such revenues for purpose of improving and extending such systems such additional bonds to constitute a line upon said revenues in order of their issuance inferior to lien securing payment of bonds previously issued; enacting other matters pertaining to the subject; providing a severability clause.
SB 417 51-0 (1949) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to authorizing the Board of Control to convey to the City of Brady, Texas, the water system and equipment situated outside the limits of the Brady State School for Delinquent Negro Girls at Brady, Texas.
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.
SB 465 51-0 (1949) Author: Harris, Fred R. "Red" Relating to requiring Cities and Towns, including Home Rule Cities, which heretofore have issued, or hereafter may issue, bonds payable from revenues of any City-owned utilities to file with the State Auditor an operating statement containing certain information in respect to the income and expenses of such Systems, so long as the net revenues are pledged to pay principal or interest of Revenue Bonds.
SB 482 51-0 (1949) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to authorizing cities operating under a home rule charter to construct rural electric lines.
SB 488 51-0 (1949) Author: Hudson, Hill D. Relating to any city which has outstanding waterworks or waterworks and sewer system revenue bonds and which has on hand sufficient money to pay such bonds together with the interest thereon to the date when they become due or optional for prior payment and the contract premium if any; containing a severability clause; making the Act cumulative but controlling when inconsistent with or in conflict with other laws; enacting other provisions relating to this subject.
HB 618 50-0 (1947) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Relating to authorizing the City Commission of all Home Rule Cities in this State having a population of more than thirty-one thousand (31,000) inhabitants and not more than thirty-two thousand, five hundred (32,500) inhabitants, an easement on and over all public highways and county roads in the county in which such Cities are situated, for the purpose of constructing, laying and maintaining water pipe lines, which constitute a part of the water supply system operated by such Cities.
HB 450 49-0 (1945) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to amending certain Acts by authorizing eligible cities as defined herein to issue refunding bonds; making this law cumulative but to take precedence over conflicting or inconsistent charter provisions and laws.
HB 652 49-0 (1945) Author: Messer, Lon T. Relating to authorizing certain cities to purchase or construct dams, reservoirs, etc., incident to a water supply, complying with provisions of Bond and Warrant Law, 1931, etc.
HB 438 48-0 (1943) Author: Smith, Magus F. Relating to validating, ratifying, confirming, and legalizing all proceedings had by cities and towns in the State of Texas having a population of not more than three thousand (3,000), according to the preceding Federal Census, in submitting to the qualified voters, during the year 1941, the question of issuing of revenue bonds to finance the construction of a sanitary sewer system, in spite of any irregularities in following the requirements of the laws governing the holding of such election and canvassing the returns thereof are concerned.
HB 607 48-0 (1943) Author: Hull, Henry A. "Salty" Relating to amending certain Statutes concerning gross receipts tax on gas, electric light, power or water works; providing that certain political subdivisions engaging in such business shall pay the same tax as provided for other persons and corporations.
HB 660 48-0 (1943) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" | et. al. Relating to authorizing cities in Texas to own and operate electric properties situated in part in Texas and in part in New Mexico, and to issue negotiable revenue bonds for the purpose of acquiring such properties.
HB 676 48-0 (1943) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the annual payment from the income of any utility operated by any City or Town, including Home Rule Cities, of moneys in lieu of school taxes to any School District situated in any such City or Town.
HB 679 48-0 (1943) Author: Bell, Marshall O. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts relative to the operation of municipally-owned utility systems.
SB 146 48-0 (1943) Author: Winfield, Henry L. Relating to authorizing the annual payment from the income of any then existing public utility acquired by any city or town, including home rule cities, of moneys in lieu of school taxes to any school district in which such city is wholly or partially situated, or which is situated wholly or partially in any such city or town, when purchased through the issuance of revenue bonds and provision therefor is made in the encumbrance agreement.
SB 339 48-0 (1943) Author: Winfield, Henry L. Relating to authorizing cities in Texas to own electric properties lying outside the State and to issue negotiable revenue bonds for the purpose of acquiring such properties, authorizing such cities to enter into contracts for the sale of electricity outside the State.
SB 356 48-0 (1943) Author: Moore, Weaver Relating to authorizing incorporated towns and cities in the State of Texas, including home rule cities, having a population of three hundred eight-four thousand (384,000) inhabitants or more, according to the last preceding or any future Federal Census, owning and operating a water supply and distribution system, to purchase, lease, repair, improve, enlarge and extend, maintain, operate and manage, sell water from, and contract concerning, any and all water supply and distribution systems, projects and improvements which are owned or constructed, either within or without the limits of any such town or city but wholly within the boundaries of the county wherein such city is located by the Government of the United States of America, the Federal Works Agency, or any other governmental agency.
SB 365 48-0 (1943) Author: Moore, Weaver Relating to authorizing issuance of water-works revenue bonds by certain cities.
HB 413 47-0 (1941) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" | et. al. Relating to the granting to cities and towns the right to acquire property and business of public utilities by right of eminent domain.
HB 530 47-0 (1941) Author: McGlasson, Eugene Relating to providing that any municipality, city town, or village authorized to furnish water, gas, sewer or electric service to itself and inhabitants shall have full power to furnish all of such services under same provisions.
HB 531 47-0 (1941) Author: McGlasson, Eugene Relating to authorizing cities, towns, and villages to issue revenue bonds for the purpose of refunding bonds issued for the purpose of constructing, purchasing, or improving or making extensions or additions to utility property.
HB 622 47-0 (1941) Author: Lyle, Jr., John Emmet Relating to providing that the management and control of any municipal electric light, gas, water, or sewer system in certain cities, financed by the issuance of revenue bonds, shall, so long as any of such bonds be outstanding and unpaid, be placed in the hands of a Board of Trustees; providing for the creation of such Board.
HB 668 47-0 (1941) Author: Hargis, William B. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes providing for an increase of the Occupation Tax of said gross receipts charged gas, electric light, power or waterworks companies doing business in the State of Texas.
HB 729 47-0 (1941) Author: Kersey, W. Clinton Relating to authorizing eligible cities and towns as defined herein to issue refunding bond; prescribing the method of their issuance.
SB 146 47-0 (1941) Author: Mauritz, Fred Relating to amending certain Article providing that a city or town shall have the right of eminent domain to condemn private property for the purpose of digging or drilling thereon water wells or producing water therefrom or constructing pump stations or reservoirs.
SB 294 47-0 (1941) Author: Winfield, Henry L. Relating to authorizing cities to issue interest-bearing time warrants for the completion of waterworks extensions and improvements where the governing body finds that proceeds from sale of bonds are not sufficient for the purpose and that such extensions and improvements must be completed immediately in order to afford adequate fire protection and to protect the public health.
HB 40 47-1 (1941) Author: White, Taylor Relating to declaring the condition caused by electrolytic corrosion in the Town of Pecos City, Texas, and elsewhere in Reeves County, Texas, to be a public calamity; donating and granting the Town of Pecos City, Texas, for a period of twenty (20) years all of the State ad valorem taxes collected in Reeves County for general revenue purposes.
HB 57 47-1 (1941) Author: Kinard, DeWitt Edward Relating to amending a certain Act to provide that where a city or town at the time of, or prior to the purchase of acquisition of a Sanitary Sewer System, has authorized the issuance of bonds for the purchase, improvement, extension, enlargement, repair, and construction of a Sanitary Sewer System for said city or town.
HB 59 47-1 (1941) Author: Kinard, DeWitt Edward Relating to providing that any city or town owning a sanitary sewer system may sell certain bonds for the purchase, improvement, enlargement, repair, and construction of such system.
HB 740 46-0 (1939) Author: Bell, John Junior Relating to validating certain bonds in cities in the State of Texas operating under the General Laws of the State and located in certain counties.
HB 1070 46-0 (1939) Author: Daniel, Sr., Marion Price Relating to amending a certain Statute by providing for the ratification and validation of the Board of Trustees created for the owning and operating of city-owned utilities.
SB 94 46-0 (1939) Author: Hardin, Doss Relating to validating elections and authorizing the issuance of waterworks revenue bonds.
SB 243 46-0 (1939) Author: Isbell, Claude Relating to authorizing and empowering any city to issues its negotiable bonds, payable from revenues other than taxation for the purchase, construction, repair, improvement, extension or enlargement of its water system, sanitary sewer system, natural gas system, or electric light and power system, the purchase of additional water powers, lands for reservoirs, sewage disposal plants and other water or sewer purposes.
SB 267 46-0 (1939) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to validating bonds of non-home rule cities used for construction of public utilities.
SB 290 46-0 (1939) Author: Small, Sr., Charles Clinton "Clint" Relating to amending a certain Statute by empowering all cities and towns including Home Rule Cities operating under this title to have the power to build, improve, and purchase, to mortgage and encumber their light systems, water systems, sewer systems, or sanitary disposal equipment and appliances, or natural gas systems, parks and/or swimming pools.
HB 131 45-0 (1937) Author: Tennyson, Charles H. | et. al. Relating to providing that persons, companies, or corporations engaged in furnishing water, gas, telephone, light, power, or sewerage service in incorporated cities and towns shall be included in the provisions of said Article; making its provisions apply to all incorporated cities or towns incorporated under the General Laws of the State of Texas.
HB 132 45-0 (1937) Author: Tennyson, Charles H. | et. al. 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) Author: Baker, H. Cecil Relating to removing population classification from statute authorizing cities from neither artificial nor natural gas system to establish a system.
SB 174 45-0 (1937) Author: Neal, Jim Relating to validating certain bonds of cities in the State of Texas operating under the General Laws of the State and located in counties having a population of less than 80,000 and more than 70,000 according to the last preceding United States Census, which bonds have been heretofore voted and which bonds are payable out of the revenues to be derived from the operation of the city's water works system.
HB 151 45-2 (1937) Author: Davisson, Jr., George Allen Relating to ratifying, validating, and confirming all Waterworks System Revenue Refunding Bonds and all Sewer System Revenue Refunding Bonds heretofore authorized, issued, exchanged, and delivered by cities in Texas operating under the provisions of Special Charters and which refunding bonds have been heretofore validated and confirmed by a final decree of a United States District Court in Texas.
HB 164 45-2 (1937) Author: Morris, George C. | et. al. Relating to appropriations of revenues derived from operation of water and light systems by cities of less than 12,410 inhabitants.
SB 365 44-0 (1935) Author: Redditt, John Sayers Relating to authorizing certain cities and towns to extend lines of their water and sewer systems outside city limits.
SB 30 44-2 (1935) Author: Regan, Kenneth Mills 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 937 43-0 (1933) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to validating bonds of cities and towns issued for the purchase, construction, improvement or repair of any light, gas, water or sewer system owned and operated by such city or town, where such bonds have been approved, as to legality and purpose, by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
SB 334 43-0 (1933) Author: Pace, Will D. Relating to providing for the character of repairs and extensions of utilities necessary to render efficient service which shall be a first lien and charge upon the incomes of the particular utility which is repaired or extended, and providing that bonds issued under the provisions of this Act may be approved by the Attorney General and registered by the Comptroller; providing for proper records to be kept of income and expenses, providing a penalty for failure to maintain such records.
HB 212 43-1 (1933) Author: Bradley, Rolland Barr | et. al. Relating to provisions that the governing body of certain cities shall have the power to make loans to be secured by, and paid out of the income of the water work system of said cities and/or extensions, replacements, betterments, additions, and/or improvements thereof necessary to render adequate service.
HB 58 43-3 (1934) Author: Morrison, Harlee Relating to providing that the governing body of certain cities, in making up the annual appropriation of the income and revenue of any waterworks system, electric light plant or system, sewer system, or other public utility system, service or enterprise, now or hereafter owned and operated by any such city, shall first provide for maintenance and operating expenses of such system, service or enterprise, shall then provide for payment of principal and interest of any indebtedness outstanding against such system, service or enterprise, and may then make such appropriations as remaining income and revenue of such system, service or enterprise may justify, to be appropriated among respective departments of the municipal government, or otherwise appropriated for public uses, as such governing body may deem best.
HB 31 43-4 (1934) Author: Clayton, William Edwin | et. al. Relating to validating bonds issued for the purpose of improving municipal sewer system of certain cities.
HB 52 43-4 (1934) Author: Morrison, Harlee Relating to providing that the governing body of any city or town in this State, in making up the annual appropriation for the income and revenue of any waterworks system, electric light plant or system, sewer system, or other public utility system, service or enterprise, now or hereafter owned and operated by any such city or town, shall first provide for maintenance and operating expenses of such system, service or enterprise, shall then provide for payment of principal and interest of any indebtedness outstanding against such system, service or enterprise.
HB 615 42-0 (1931) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to empowering certain cities to encumber their light and water systems.
HB 798 42-0 (1931) Author: McCombs, Charles S. Relating to amending certain Statutes by changing the population of towns coming within its scope from two thousand (2,000) to five hundred (500).
HB 981 42-0 (1931) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to granting certain cities power to encumber their water, light, and gas systems.
HB 56 42-3 (1932) Author: Farmer, Clarence Edwin | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes pertaining to the encumbrance of lighting systems; water systems and sewer systems and income thereof by cities and towns and "Home Rule" cities.
HB 203 41-0 (1929) Author: Graves, Harry N. Relating to amending certain statute so as to require that any pubic utility mentioned in said statute shall obtain a franchise or permit before entering any incorporated town or city within this State, or engaging in business therein, or erecting any plant, building, structure, line or other improvement in such town or city, from the governing body of such town or city so to do. House: Common Carriers
HB 613 40-0 (1927) Author: Hagaman, Matthew Hilsman Relating to the encumbrance of lighting and water systems and income thereof by cities and towns to secure payment of funds for the purchase or improvement thereof, including therein the power to encumber sewer systems and the income thereof for said purposes.
HB 41 40-1 (1927) Author: Runge, Roscoe Conkling Relating to the relief of the Independent School District of Rock Springs, and the City of Rock Springs, in Edwards County, Texas, in order to aid said municipalities in the reconstruction of public property destroyed by the recent cyclone in that community on the 12th day of April, 1927.
HB 325 39-0 (1925) Author: Barker, Charles A. Relating to repealing certain statute relating to expenses in litigation. House: State Affairs
HB 328 39-0 (1925) Author: Foster, Benjamin Frank Relating to regulating the operation and management of public utilities by cities and towns with a population of more than one thousand (1000) inhabitants, whether incorporated under the general laws of Texas or operating under a special charter, owning and operating a public utility or any public utilities, shall operate and manage, and appropriate and expend the income from such utility or utilities. House: Municipal and Private Corporations
HB 477 39-0 (1925) Author: Williamson, W. Albert "Cap" | et. al. Relating to empowering cities having more than one hundred and sixty thousand (160,000) inhabitants to purchase or otherwise acquire water systems, with additions, extensions and enlargements thereto, and additional water powers, riparian rights, and repairs of such systems. House: Judiciary
HB 654 39-0 (1925) Author: Enderby, David J. Relating to amending the charter of the city of Gainesville by creating a Board of Water Commissioners. House: Municipal and Private Corporations
SB 83 39-0 (1925) Author: Parnell, John D. Relating to regulating the manner in which all cities and towns with a population of more than one thousand (1,000) inhabitants, whether incorporated under the General Laws of Texas or operating under a special charter, owning and operating a public utility or any public utilities, shall operate and manage, and appropriate and expend the income from such utility or utilities, providing that the income from the operation of one public utility where more than one is operated shall never be applied to pay any part of the operating expense and maintenance, insurance, deprecation nor interest nor sinking fund of any other public utility, so owned and operated. Senate: Town and City Corporations
SB 311 39-0 (1925) Author: Real, Julius Relating to empowering certain cities to purchase or acquire light systems and water systems and additions, extensions and enlargements thereto; providing for the issuance of bonds. Senate: Town and City Corporations
HB 183 38-0 (1923) Author: Purl, George Clark | et. al. Relating to authorizing cities having more than twenty-five thousand inhabitants and owning and operating their own waterworks systems to acquire by purchase, gift, devise or by the exercise of the right of eminent domain through and by condemnation proceedings.
SB 120 38-0 (1923) Author: Davis, John Relating to authorizing certain cities owning and operating their own waterworks systems to acquire by purchase, gift, devise or by the exercise of the right of eminent domain through and by condemnation proceedings, the necessary lands and property, public or privatefor the purpose of constructing reservoirs and for the purpose of the extension, construction, improvement and enlargement of the said waterworks systems.
HB 574 37-0 (1921) Author: Smith, John T. | et. al. Relating to regulating fares, compensation, etc., charged or to be charged by certain persons, firms, etc., to cities of more than five thousand inhabitants.
SB 156 37-0 (1921) Author: Davidson, Thomas Whitfield empowering cities of a certain population to determine, fix and regulate rates, fares, etc.
SB 49 37-1 (1921) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to conferring certain authority upon cities in relation to rates of public utility concerns.
HB 251 36-0 (1919) Author: McFarlane, W. I. Relating to requiring Public Water Supply Companies and others furnishing drinking water for the public to use reasonable diligence to prevent health contamination.
HB 328 36-0 (1919) Author: Richards, Cyrus F. Relating to amending certain laws authorizing the city council or other governing bodies of all incorporated cities and towns in the State of Texas, to regulate by ordinance the rates and compensation to be charged by all water, gas, light and sewer companies engaged in furnishing water, gas, light or sewer service to the pubic; prescribing rules and regulations under which such commodities shall be furnished and service rendered; fixing penalties.
SB 136 36-2 (1919) Author: Faust, Martin Relating to amending certain laws relating to electric light companies so as to provide that they shall not apply to certain cities and towns.
SB 63 36-3 (1920) Author: Faust, Martin Relating to exempting Electric Light and Water Works Companies for payment for occupation taxes in certain towns.
HB 236 35-0 (1917) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to extending to private corporations the right to condemn property necessary for the construction of reservoirs and stand pipes, and for the purpose of laying a pipe line to connect such reservoirs and stand pipes.
HB 681 35-0 (1917) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to authorizing appropriation of the revenues from public utilities to the bonded indebtedness of cities and towns.
SB 367 35-0 (1917) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to authorizing the City Council or Board of Aldermen or any other governing body of any city or town to appropriate at the end of the fiscal year so much of the net revenues of any waterworks system or other public utility system as such body shall deem to the best interest of said city or town to the payment of the sinking fund; providing for the levy of a tax for raising such sinking fund.
HB 644 34-0 (1915) Author: Tiller, Frank L. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to public utility corporations, rates and charges, and their regulation by the city council or municipal commission; providing for the control of such corporations by a municipal commission in such cities as may have adopted the commission form of government; reducing the minimum population of cities and towns in the State authorized to regulate such corporations.
SB 148 34-0 (1915) Author: Robbins, Archie C. Relating to authorizing any individual, association or corporation engaged in manufacturing, producing, supplying or selling electricity, natural or artificial gas in small towns to consolidate.
SB 350 34-0 (1915) Author: King, Steve M. Relating to granting incorporated cities and towns owning their own waterworks, the right to condemn private property in or outside of the city or town limits, for the purpose of acquiring right-of-way for digging or excavating canals, and for laying water mains into the city or town for the purpose of conducting water from any stream into the city or town for public use.
SB 388 34-0 (1915) Author: Harley, James A. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to public utility corporations rates and charges and their regulation by the city council or municipal commission; providing for the control of public utility corporations by a municipal commission in such cities as may have adopted the commission form of government.
HB 656 33-0 (1913) Author: Parks, J. W. Relating to prescribing rules and regulations and adopting specifications for the installation of plumbing fixtures or other fixtures connected with waste to cesspool, public or private sewer, providing penalties.
SB 140 33-0 (1913) Author: Willacy, John G. Relating to encouraging irrigation, mining, milling, manufacturing, the supplying of water to or the construction of waterworks for cities and towns and stock raising and authorizing the owning, holding, controlling and disposing of the water.
HB 485 32-0 (1911) Author: Donegan, C. H. | et. al. Relating to empowering cities and towns to encumber light systems, and water systems, the incomes thereof and everything pertaining thereto, or any part thereof, and by the terms of such encumbrance to grant to the purchaser under any sale or foreclosure, under such encumbrance, a franchise to operate same for not over twenty years after such purchase.
SB 255 32-0 (1911) Author: Cofer, Robert Emmet Relating to amending the charter of the City of Gainesville approved March 17, 1909, by creating a board of water Commissioners for said city, to be appointed by the city council, and prescribing the power and duties of such board.
HB 1 31-0 (1909) Author: Standifer, Isaac M. "Ike" Relating to providing that all towns or cities of the State of Texas, which may have been or may hereafter be chartered or organized under the General Laws of Texas or by special Act or charter, and which town or city owns and operates water-works, sewers, gas or electric lights, shall have the right to own land for such purposes within or without the limits of such cities or towns, and purchase, construct and operate water, sewer, gas and electric systems inside or outside of such town or city limits, and sell water, gas, electric light and power and sewer privileges; and authorizing such town or city to make such rules and regulations and prescribe penalties concerning same as shall be necessary and proper.
HB 14 30-0 (1907) Author: Robertson, Huling P. Relating to authorizing the city council of all cities and towns incorporated under the General Laws of this State to regulate the charges and fix the rates to be charged by all water companies, or persons engaged in supplying water, gas and light to the public within the limits of said cities and towns, and occupying the streets and other public places for that purpose, and prescribing reasonable rules and regulations therefor, and protecting said companies and corporations or persons from imposition.
HB 55 29-0 (1905) Author: Robertson, Huling P. Relating to authorizing cities and towns to regulate rates charged by public utility corporations.
HB 17 28-1 (1903) Relating to authorizing the City of Austin to enter into certain contracts and to sell, transfer, or lease certain of its property, property rights, and franchises, in order to secure a more economical and satisfactory water, light and power system for the use of the people of said city.
SB 20 26-1 (1900) Relating to amending Article 418 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, relative to providing water for cities and towns.

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