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Summary List of Adopted Bills by Subject

Adult Probation

HB 1205 by Turner: relating to the procedures for reducing or terminating community supervision and the establishment of certain time credits through which a defendant's period of community supervision is reduced. 

HB 3691 by Gallego: relating to community supervision and corrections departments and community justice plans. 

SB 880 by Whitmire: relating to the operation of pretrial intervention and certain other programs by a community supervision and corrections department. 

SB 953 by Whitmire: relating to the conditions for granting an occupational license to certain persons, the monitoring of those persons by a local community supervision and corrections department, and the fees associated with department services.  

Appraisal Process

HB 533 by Villarreal: relating to the rendition of property for ad valorem tax purposes and to the protest of a penalty imposed for a failure to timely file a rendition statement or property report. 

HB 896 by Howard, Charlie: relating to auxiliary members of an appraisal review board. 

HB 1887 by Villarreal: relating to tax administration of and procedures for property tax protests and appeals; changing the elements of an offense.

HB 2203 by Otto: relating to the pilot program authorizing a property owner to appeal to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) certain appraisal review board determinations.

HB 3216 by Otto: relating to electronic communication between property owners and chief appraisers, appraisal districts, appraisal review boards, or any combination of those persons.

SB 449 by Watson: relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity.

SB 1341 by Seliger: relating to the participation by a taxing unit in a suit to compel an appraisal review board to order a change in an appraisal roll.

SB 1404 by Hinojosa: relating to the deadline for filing a suit to compel an appraisal review board to change an appraisal roll.

SB 1441 by Ellis: relating to the correction of an ad valorem tax appraisal roll.

SJR 16 by Estes: proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water-stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. 

Bail Bonds
HB 1070 by Scott: relating to the taking of a defendant's bail bond by county jailers.

HB 1658 by Davis, Yvonne: relating to the refund of a cash bond to a defendant in a criminal case.

HB 1822 by Harless: relating to the withdrawal of security by a bail bond surety.

HB 1823 by Harless: relating to the authority of certain persons to execute bail bonds and act as sureties.

SB 877 by Hinojosa: relating to a verification of the incarceration of an accused person in a criminal case for the purpose of discharging a surety's liability on a bail bond.
County Authority
HB 679 by Button: relating to change order approval requirements for certain political subdivisions of the state.

HB 1009 by Callegari: relating to procedures for obtaining informed consent before certain postmortem examinations or autopsies.

HB 1174 by Workman: relating to the expiration of a county burn ban.

HB 1917 by Schwertner: relating to the removal of appointed emergency services commissioners by a commissioners court. 

HB 1959 by Thompson: relating to appeal of the certification of an area's wet or dry status.

HB 2169 by Aycock: relating to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit to rescind a discount for early payment of ad valorem taxes.

HB 2690 by Deshotel: relating to authorizing local governments to convey real property interests to other local governments for less than fair market value.

HB 2707 by Burnam: relating to the holding of an interest in certain alcoholic beverage licenses, permits, or premises by certain persons whose alcoholic beverage license or permit has been revoked.

HB 2729 by Callegari: relating to local government contracts with private entities for civil works projects and improvements to real property. 

HB 3003 by Hughes: relating to the issuance of an identification card to certain individuals to permit entrance into certain county buildings without passing through security services.

HB 3547 by Alvarado: relating to enforcement by a local government of fire safety standards at certain child-care facilities. 

HB 3788 by Marquez: relating to the authority of a county civil service commission to administer oaths and issue subpoenas; providing a penalty.

SB 436 by Nelson:  relating to the authority of a county to inspect day-care centers and group day-care homes. 

SB 694 by West: relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; providing penalties.

SB 760 by West: relating to the term and renewal of interlocal contracts.

SB 766 by Estes: relating to the liability of a sport shooting range and the regulation of firearms, ammunition, firearm supplies, and sport shooting ranges.

SB 917 by Wentworth: relating to emergency service districts.

SB 1030 by Carona: relating to notice by sign requirement for sexually oriented businesses. 

SB 1233 by West: relating to the promotion of efficiencies in and the administration of certain district court and county services and functions.

SJR 26 by West: proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to allow cities or counties to enter into interlocal contracts with other cities or counties without the imposition of a tax or the provision of a sinking fund.
County Development Authority

HB 1643 by Zerwas: relating to the duration of a development agreement governing land in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities.

HB 2266 by Smith, Wayne: relating to fire code certificates of compliance.

HB 3096 by Kolkhorst: relating to the cancellation of a subdivision by a commissioners court. 

SB 1044 by Watson: relating to authorizing counties to finance the acquisition of conservation easements.
Courts

HB 149 by Raymond: relating to the appointment of a parenting coordinator or parenting facilitator in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 963 by Hartnett: relating to the costs associated with proceedings regarding cruelly treated animals.

HB 976 by Carter: relating to the issuance of a warrant or summons by a magistrate.

HB 1106 by Johnson: relating to providing certain information to a criminal defendant at the time the defendant is placed on deferred adjudication community supervision and at the time of the dismissal of certain proceedings against the defendant. 

HB 1111 by Hartnett:  relating to a tenant's failure to pay rent during an appeal of an eviction for nonpayment of rent after filing a pauper's affidavit. 

HB 1113 by Raymond: relating to the sentencing hearing or deferred adjudication hearing and conditions of community supervision for defendants convicted of certain offenses involving controlled substances.

HB 1573 by Gallego: relating to certain pretrial and post-trial procedures and testing in a criminal case.

HB 1771 by Madden: relating to the establishment of the Specialty Courts Advisory Council.

HB 2124 by Workman: relating to victim notification regarding the release of a defendant who was acquitted by reason of insanity in a criminal case.

HB 2496 by Gonzalez, Naomi: relating to creating a teen dating violence court program and the deferral of adjudication and dismissal of certain dating violence cases.

HB 2624 by Sheffield: relating to procedures applicable in circumstances involving family violence or other criminal conduct and military personnel.

HB 2847 by Madden: relating to the use of video teleconferencing systems in certain criminal proceedings.

HB 3311 by Carter: relating to the duty of an attorney ad litem appointed for a child to meet with the child or individual with whom the child resides before each court hearing.

HB 3314 by Carter: relating to a requirement that an attorney ad litem appointed for a child file a statement with the court regarding the attorney ad litem's meeting with the child or other specified person.

SB 250 by Zaffirini: relating to protective orders for stalking victims.

SB 283 by Harris: relating to the appointment of associate judges in child protective services cases.

SB 519 by Hegar: relating to the period during which a motion for a new trial in a criminal proceeding in a justice or municipal court must be made.

SB 578 by Fraser: relating to the testimony of children in criminal cases.

SB 789 by Harris: relating to the duration of a protective order against family violence.

SB 910 by Lucio: relating to certain state attorneys called into active duty military service.

SB 1010 by Huffman: relating to providing a victim, guardian of a victim, or close relative of a deceased victim with notice of a plea bargain agreement in certain criminal cases.

SB 1026 by Harris: relating to the powers and duties of an attorney ad litem appointed for a parent or an alleged father in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

SB 1228 by Hegar: relating to the duties of district clerks regarding certain electronic filing systems.

SB 1271 by Duncan: relating to alternative dispute resolution systems established by counties.

SB 1330 by Watson: relating to driving safety courses for individuals younger than 25 years of age receiving deferred disposition for certain traffic offenses.

SB 1522 by Hinojosa: relating to the entering of a plea in a criminal case by a defendant confined in a penal institution.
Criminal Justice
HB 215 by Gallegos: relating to photograph and live lineup identification procedures in criminal cases.
HB 289 by Jackson: relating to activity that constitutes maintaining a common nuisance.
HB 1994 by Weber: relating to the creation of a first offender prostitution prevention program.
HB 2734 by Madden: relating to certain mandatory conditions of parole or mandatory supervision for illegal criminal aliens and the revocation of parole or mandatory supervision as a result of violating those conditions.

SB 122 by Ellis: relating to postconviction forensic DNA analysis.

SB 144 by West: relating to allowing a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision to be eligible for a pardon.

SB 316 by Whitmire: relating to criminal asset forfeiture, the disposition of proceeds and property from criminal asset forfeiture, and accountability for that disposition; providing civil penalties.

SB 364 by Ogden: relating to statistical information on the prosecution of certain offenses relating to the operating of a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

SB 1616 by West: relating to the collection, storage, preservation, analysis, retrieval, and destruction of biological evidence.

SB 1636 by Davis: relating to the collection, analysis, and preservation of sexual assault or DNA evidence.

SB 1649 by Watson: relating to a grant program to support the prosecution of certain crimes.

SJR 9 by West: proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant a pardon to a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision.
Economic Development

HB 2853 by Davis, John: relating to tax increment financing.

SB 627 by Davis: relating to the participation by certain taxing units in tax increment financing and the payment of tax increments into the tax increment fund for a reinvestment zone.

SB 1048 by Jackson: relating to the creation of public and private facilities and infrastructure.

SB 1086 by Estes: relating to the operation by the Department of Agriculture of programs for rural economic development and the marketing and promotion of agricultural and other products grown, processed, or produced in this state.
Elections

HB 174 by Jackson: relating to the cancellation of the voter registration and to the eligibility to vote of persons who are deceased or not citizens of the United States.

HB 360 by Jackson:relating to ballot language for a proposition to approve the imposition, increase, or reduction of a tax or the issuance of bonds.

HB 1136 by Aycock: relating to requiring an election authority to provide notice to certain county chairs regarding certain election activities.

HB 1528 by Miller, Sid: relating to consolidating precincts in a primary election.

HB 1545 by Lewis: relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of their general elections.

HB 1570 by Murphy: relating to training for deputy voter registrars.

HB 1678 by Burkett: relating to the employment of an elections administrator.

HB 1789 by Farias: relating to the payment of state funds directly to an entity that conducts a primary election under contract in certain counties.

HB 2144 by Garza: relating to the use of uniform election dates by newly incorporated municipalities.

HB 2194 by Taylor, Larry: relating to certain election practices and procedures; providing a penalty.

HB 2449 by Aliseda: relating to the procedures for voting ballots by mail.

HB 2477 by Harless:relating to provision of bilingual election materials.

HB 2817 by Taylor, Larry: relating to certain election practices and procedures.

SB 14 by Fraser: relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties.

SB 100 by Van de Putte: relating to the adoption of certain voting procedures and to certain elections, including procedures necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, deadlines for declaration of candidacy and dates for certain elections, and to terms of certain elected officials. 

SB 1046 by Duncan: relating to information regarding deceased registered voters.

SJR 37 by Van de Putte: proposing a constitutional amendment to change the length of unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office. 

Emergency Management

HB 442 by Guillen: relating to the establishment of an emergency radio infrastructure account.

HB 993 by Rodriguez: relating to the closure of a road or highway by certain firefighters. 

HB 1861 by Anchia: relating to the continuation and functions of the Commission on State Emergency Communications.

HB 3333 by Pena: relating to the authority of the governor to order the disconnection of state computer networks from the Internet.
Eminent Domain
SB 18 by Estes: relating to the use of eminent domain authority.
Employment

HB 1178 by Flynn: relating to employment protection for members of the state military forces and specialty license plates for female members of the armed forces.

SB 321 by Hegar: relating to an employee's transportation and storage of certain firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or controlled by the employee's employer.
Environment

HB 240 by Parker: relating to requiring the Texas commission on Environmental Quality to adopt rules preventing access to on-site sewage disposal systems. 

HB 451 by Lucio: relating to the creation of a Don’t Mess with Texas Water program to prevent illegal dumping that affects the surface waters of this state. 
HB 2694 by Smith, Wayne: relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and abolishing the On-site Wastewater Treatment Research Council.
Ethics
SB 1269 by Wentworth: relating to transportation, lodging and meals offered to and accepted by public servants.
Fees
HB 27 by Guillen: relating to the payment of fines and costs by defendants who are unable to pay the fines and costs in misdemeanor cases.

HB 350 by Walle: relating to discharging fines and costs assessed against certain juvenile defendants through community service or tutoring. 

HB 588 by Guillen: relating to surcharges under the Driver Responsibility Program.

HB 627 by Woolley: relating to a fee collected by a district clerk for certain certified copies. 

HB 1426 by Farias: relating to the collection of court costs, fees, fines, and other money by the commissioners courts of certain counties. 

HB 1517 by Isaac: relating to the disposition of fines for traffic violations collected by certain counties and municipalities.

HB 2716 by Darby: relating to fees charged for the management and preservation of the county clerk’s records. 

HB 2851 by Mallory Caraway: relating to deferral of certain surcharge payments for military personnel deployed outside of the continental United States.
HB 2949 by Cook: relating to the administration of the collection improvement program.
SB 86 by Nelson: relating to municipal contracts for the enforcement of outstanding traffic violation arrest warrants.
Fire Safety

HB 564 by Craddick: relating to maintenance of portable fire extinguishers in government-owned vehicles in certain local governmental jurisdictions. 

SB 646 by Nichols: relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Forest Service.
Geospatial Data

HB 1147 by Smith, Wayne: relating to notice by a governmental entity regarding certain geospatial data products. 

Guardianship
SB 220 by Nelson: relating to guardianships, including the assessment of prospective wards for, and the provision of, guardianship services by the Department of Aging and Disability Services.
Health Care

HB 118 by McClendon: relating to requiring the provision of notice by certain hospitals regarding patients' medical records. 

HB 871 by Davis, Yvonne: relating to indigent health care services that may be provided by a county. 

HB 1566 by Coleman: relating to the authority of counties to appoint, contract for, or employ physicians, dentists, or other health care providers for county jails. 

HB 2315 by Coleman: relating to a county's general revenue levy for indigent health care. 

SB 74 by Nelson:  relating to the disposition of surplus or salvage data processing equipment of a university system or an institution or agency of higher education. 

SB 303 by Nichols:  relating to health care services provided or paid by certain hospital districts. 

SB 328 by Carona: relating to notice of a hospital lien.

SB 335 by Fraser: relating to an exemption from regulation as health spas for certain governmental hospitals and clinics.

SB 420 by Deuell: relating to determining eligibility for indigent health care.

SB 494 by Fraser: relating to the authority of certain local governmental entities to borrow money for a public hospital.

SB 894 by Duncan: relating to the employment of physicians by certain hospitals. 

SB 969 by Nelson:  relating to the establishment of the Public Health Funding and Policy Committee within the Department of State Health Services. 
Indigent Defense
HB 906 by Thompson: relating to appointments made in and the appeal of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
HB 1646 by Gallego: relating to representation of certain applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty.
HB 1754 by Gallego: relating to the reorganization of powers and duties among agencies in this state that provide representation to indigent defendants in criminal cases and to the reorganization of funding sources for indigent defense.
SB 1308 by Seliger: relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases.
SB 1681 by Ellis: relating to the appointment of counsel and the rights of an accused and other requirements for the purposes of appellate proceedings or community supervision revocation proceedings.
Jails
HB 1028 by Phillips: relating to certain contact between a criminal defendant and the victim of the offense of which the defendant is convicted or a member of the victim's family.
HB 1128 by Menendez: relating to consent to certain medical treatments by a surrogate decision-maker on behalf of certain inmates. 

HB 2735 by Madden: relating to procedures for certain persons charged with an administrative violation of a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or to mandatory supervision.

SB 604 by Rodriguez: relating to the execution of lawful process by county jailers.

SB 1687 by Ellis: relating to information on turnover among licensed jailers at jails under the jurisdiction of the Commission on Jail Standards.
SB 1698 by Williams: relating to reporting concerning inmates who are confined in county jails and subject to federal immigration detainers. 
Juries
SB 85 by Nelson:relating to the duties of the county tax assessor collector and voter registrar regarding exemptions from jury service.
Juvenile Justice
HB 961 by Turner: relating to the sealing of and restricting access to juvenile records of adjudications of delinquent conduct or conduct indicating a need for supervision and to the confidentiality of records of certain misdemeanor convictions of a child.

HB 1964 by Villarreal: relating to certain court orders against, and to discharging through community service fines and costs assessed against, certain juvenile defendants.

SB 61 by Zaffirini: relating to juvenile case managers. 

SB 209 by Zaffirini: relating to juvenile case managers.

SB 315 by Corona: relating to the agencies and entities responsible for compiling and maintaining information pertaining to criminal combinations and criminal street gangs.

SB 653 by Whitmire: relating to abolishing the Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and transferring the powers and duties of those agencies to the newly created Texas Juvenile Justice Department and to the functions of the independent ombudsman for the Texas Youth Commission.

SB 1106 by Harris: relating to the exchange of confidential information concerning certain juveniles.

SB 1208 by Whitmire: relating to the age until which juveniles placed on determinate sentence probation may be on probation.
SB 1209 by Whitmire: relating to the detention of certain juvenile offenders.

SB 1241 by West: relating to authorizing certain courts to access information in the juvenile justice information system. 

SB 1489 by Whitmire: relating to educational, juvenile justice, and criminal justice responses to truancy.
Law Enforcement
HB 200 by Parker: relating to the notification of the release of certain inmates given to certain courts, law enforcement agencies, and the United States Social Security Administration.

HB 343 by Fletcher: relating to the reporting and recording of a motor vehicle accident involving an official vehicle driven by a peace officer, firefighter, or an emergency medical services employee in the course of official duties. 

HB 787 by Kuempel: relating to abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, discarded, and inoperable aircraft and vessels. 

HB 1075 by Anderson, Rodney:  relating to an alert for a missing person with an intellectual disability. 

HB 1083 by Elkins: relating to the issuance of an identification card to certain honorably retired peace officers.

HB 1379 by Anchia: relating to the purchasing of a firearm from the county by an honorably retired law enforcement officer.

HB 1381 by Madden: relating to the service of civil process on an inmate of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 

HB 1402 by Guillen: relating to the applicability of the law on the consequences of a criminal conviction to law enforcement officer license holders and applicants. 

HB 1451 by Thompson: relating to the licensing and regulation of commercial dog and cat breeders; providing penalties.

HB 1541 by McClendon: relating to the prevention of automobile burglary and theft. 

HB 2472 by Marquez: relating to the reporting of certain warrant or capias information to the national crime information center.

HB 3422 by Lozano: relating to the use of auction proceeds from the sale of abandoned motor vehicles, watercraft, or outboard motors to compensate certain property owners.

HB 3510 by Hamilton: relating to the regulation of the towing, booting, and storage of vehicles.

HB 3823 by Thompson: relating to the regulation of certain telecommunicators; providing penalties.
SB 542 by Hegar: relating to the regulation of law enforcement officers by the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

SB 1357 by Estes: relating to the redemption and impoundment of estrays.

SB 1787 by Patrick: relating to the information provided by a peace officer before requesting a specimen to determine intoxication.
Liability

HB 274 by Creighton: relating to the reform of certain remedies and procedures in civil actions and family law matters.

HB 345 by Kleinschmidt: relating to limitations on awards in adjudication brought against a local governmental entity for breach of contract.

HB 2471 by Phillips: relating to limiting the civil liability of certain persons who obtain or provide medical care and treatment for certain animals.

SB 1160 by Seliger: relating to the liability of landowners for damage or injury, including liability for harm to a trespasser.
Mental Health

HB 167 by Raymond: relating to the transportation of certain mental health patients.

HB 748 by Menendez: relating to a criminal defendant's incompetency to stand trial, to certain related time credits, and to the maximum period allowed for restoration of the defendant to competency.

HB 2119 by Madden: relating to the requirement that the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments provide certain services and programs. 

HB 2725 by Hartnett: relating to the determination of incompetency in criminal cases.

HB 3342 By Naishtat: relating to representation of and by the state and joinder of the state in certain mental health proceedings. 
Motor Vehicles

HB 1301 by Guillen: relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Parks and Wildlife Department when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration.

HB 2017 by McClendon: relating to the organization, governance, duties and functions of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. 

HB 2357 by Pickett: relating to motor vehicles; providing penalties. 

SB 266 by Williams: relating to notice required in connection with possessory liens on motor vehicles.

SB 267 by Williams: relating to a joint statement regarding the transfer of a motor vehicle as the result of a gift.

SB 1057 by Wentworth: relating to the transfer of certain vehicle registrations at the time of sale of the vehicle.

SB 1386 by Lucio: relating to the refusal to register motor vehicles by a county assessor-collector or the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
Offenses

HB 260 by Hilderbran: relating to the prosecution and punishment of unlawful transport of a person.

HB 378 by Guillen: relating to stationary tow trucks on a highway; providing a penalty. 

HB 1043 by Christian: relating to creating an offense for engaging in certain conduct relating to cockfighting.

HB 1199 by Gallego: relating to the penalty for certain intoxication offenses.

HB 2014 by Thompson: relating to certain criminal and civil consequences of trafficking of persons, compelling prostitution, and certain other related criminal offenses and to the prevention, prosecution, and punishment of those offenses.

HB 3384 by Madden: relating to the penalties for repeat and habitual felony offenders.

HB 3474 by Gallego: relating to criminal offenses regarding the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by a minor and providing alcoholic beverages to a minor.

SB 24 by Van de Putte: relating to the prosecution, punishment, and certain criminal and civil consequences of offenses involving or related to the trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of those offenses.

SB 82 by Nelson: relating to the prosecution of the offense of stalking.

SB 331 by Shapiro: relating to designating certain synthetic cannabinoids as controlled substances under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; providing penalties and establishing certain criminal consequences or procedures.

SB 377 by Huffman: relating to the murder of a child as a capital offense.

SB 496 by Fraser: relating to the punishment for the offense of evading arrest or detention.

SB 844 by Patrick: relating to the offense of escape from custody by a person lawfully detained.

SB 1043 by Watson: relating to the criminal penalty for the discarding of certain burning materials.

SB 1608 by Carona: relating to operating a motor vehicle without a driver's license or financial responsibility; creating a penalty.
Open Government

HB 1500 by White: relating to allowing the commissioners court of a county to deliberate in a closed meeting regarding business and financial issues related to a contract being negotiated. 

HB 1812 by Phillips: relating to the type of newspaper required for publication of notice in certain counties.

HB 2313 by Coleman: relating to certain notice requirements for municipalities and counties under the open meetings law.

HB 2866 by Harper-Brown: relating to the electronic submission of certain documents to the attorney general and the submission of certain documents by the attorney general; imposing certain fees.

HB 2978 by Hunter:  relating to the applicability of open meetings requirements to certain meetings of the governing board of a county hospital or county hospital authority. 

SB 602 by Rodriguez: relating to the confidential information under the public information law and to procedures and deadlines under the public information law in relation to the redaction of certain confidential information by a governmental body.

SB 1638 by Davis:relating to the exception of certain personal information from required disclosure under the public information law.

SB 1907 by Wentworth:relating to access to certain archaic information.
Parks & Wildlife
HB 716 by Miller, Sid: relating to the taking of certain feral hogs and coyotes using a helicopter.
Property Taxes

HB 499 by Rodriguez: relating to the additional penalty for collection costs for certain delinquent ad valorem taxes. 

HB 843 by Geren: relating to the use of electronic means for the delivery of ad valorem tax bills to certain property owners and agents. 

HB 930 by Darby: relating to the requirements for an application for a tax warrant authorizing the seizure of personal property for the payment of ad valorem taxes.

HB 1090 by Gonzalez, Naomi: relating to the calculation of interest on certain ad valorem tax refunds. 

HB 1118 by Ritter: relating to the resale of property purchased by a taxing unit at a tax sale.  

SB 432 by Jackson: relating to the penalty for failure to make a timely installment payment of ad valorem taxes on property in a disaster area.

SB 551 by Williams: relating to liability for interest on ad valorem taxes on improvements that escaped taxation in a previous year.

SB 1505 by Uresti: relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of a real property interest in oil or gas in place. 
Public Finance
HB 2226 by Truitt: relating to authorized investments for governmental entities.
Public Officials

HB 1179 by Flynn: relating to certification requirements for certain property tax professionals.

HB 1241 by Zedler: relating to surety bond requirements for reserve deputy constables. 
HB 1638 by Aliseda: relating to the disqualification of a district or county attorney who is the subject of a criminal investigation.

HB 2717 by Darby: relating to the duties and responsibilities of certain county officials and the functions of county government.

SB 373 by Duncan: relating to the office of county treasurer. 

SB 1243 by West: relating to the use of a county risk management pool by certain county and district officers instead of the execution of bonds and to the authority of certain counties and intergovernmental pools to require reimbursement for punitive damage coverage.
Purchasing/Procurement

HB 628 by Callegari: relating to contracts by governmental entities and related professional services and to public works performance and payment bonds.

HB 1694 by Coleman: relating to the purchasing and contracting authority of certain governmental entities.

HB 1728 by Keffer: relating to energy savings performance contracts and energy efficiency planning.

HB 1869 by Giddings: relating to local governments that may consider a bidder's principal place of business when awarding a contract. 
Records

HB 351 by Veasey: relating to the expunction of records and files relating to a person's arrest.

HB 1559 by Davis, Sarah: relating to the retention, storage, and destruction of certain court documents.

HB 1844 by Guillen: relating to storage of local government records by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

HB 2061 by Pena: relating to the reporting of certain information to the director of the bureau of vital statistics.

HB 2108 by Paxton: relating to electronic filing and rerecording of livestock marks and brands by county clerks.

HB 2422 by Thompson: relating to the procedure for providing a copy of the final decree of dissolution of a marriage to a party who waived service of process.

SB 428 by Huffman: relating to notice to a judgment debtor of the filing of a foreign judgment.

SB 462 by West: relating to the expunction of records and files relating to a person's arrest.

SB 882 by Whitmire: relating to the filing of a copy of certain records related to the release of accused persons on personal bond.

SB 886 by Carona: relating to the execution docket and other records of certain court clerks. 

SB 1187 by Watson: relating to the effect of indexing notices of lis pendens.
Redistricting
HB 150 by Solomons: relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives. 
SB 31 by Seliger: relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the Texas Senate. 
Service of Process

HB 962 by Hartnett: relating to rules regarding return of service. 

HB 1614 by Gooden: relating to fees for process server certification.

HB 2047 by Lewisrelating to service of process at the registered office of certain registered agents. 

SB 582 by Harris: relating to service of process on certain domestic and foreign entities for the collection of delinquent property taxes.
Special Districts

HB 1400 by Elkins: relating to public improvement districts designated by a municipality or county.

SB 520 by Hegar: relating to the creation, administration, powers, and duties of a county assistance district.
Taxes

HB 590 by Thompson: relating to the consummation of sales for purposes of local sales and use taxes and to the reallocation of those taxes.

HB 654 by Solomons: relating to a report regarding the municipality or county of origin of certain tax revenue collected by the comptroller.

HB 2048 by Lyne: relating to the collection and enforcement of state and local hotel occupancy taxes. 

HB 2104 by Jackson: relating to the amount of the bond for county taxes required to be given by the county assessor-collector for certain counties.

SB 758 by Deuell: relating to sales and use tax information provided to certain local governmental entities. 

SB 1385 by Lucio: relating to the authority of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district or the collector for a taxing unit to waive penalties for failing to file certain documents.
Tax Exemptions

HB 252 by Hilderbran: relating to eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a person.

HB 645 by Orr: relating to the information required to be included on a form for an application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a charitable organization. 

SB 201 by Uresti: relating to the calculation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran for the tax year in which the veteran qualifies or ceases to qualify for an exemption from taxation of the homestead.

SB 516 by Patrick: relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.

SB 540 by Van de Putte: relating to a study of the fiscal impact of adjusting the amount of the ad valorem tax exemption to which disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of disabled veterans and certain members of the armed forces are entitled.

SJR 14 by Van de Putte: proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. 

 

Tax Foreclosure Sales
SB 1760 by Lucio: relating to notice of water and wastewater requirements before certain sales of certain residential properties.
Transparency

HB 2338 by Paxton: relating to the posting on the Internet by the county assessor-collector of information regarding ad valorem tax rates.

SB 1692 by Lucio: relating to municipal and county budgets on the Internet.
Transportation

HB 109 by Brown: relating to the temporary lowering of prima facie speed limits at a vehicular accident reconstruction site.

HB 422 by Guillen: relating to certain oversize and overweight permits issued by the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 423 by Guillen: relating to the powers of rural and urban transit districts.

HB 563 by Pickett:  relating to the purposes and designation of a transportation reinvestment zone.

HB 1112 by Phillips: relating to the authority and powers of regional mobility authorities. 

HB 1201 by Kolkhorst: relating to the repeal of authority for the establishment and operation of the Trans-Texas Corridor. 

HB 1353 by Elkins: relating to speed limits. 

HB 2541 by Solomons: relating to the regulation of traffic on certain roads by counties.

HJR 63 by Pickett: proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit a county to issue bonds or notes to finance the development or redevelopment of an unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted area and to pledge for repayment of the bonds or notes increases in ad valorem taxes imposed by the county on property in the area.

SB 548 by Nichols: related to the environmental review process for transportation projects. 

SB 731 by Nichols: relating to the attorney general’s legal sufficiency review of a comprehensive development agreement. 

SB 1420 by Hinojosa: related to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; providing penalties.
Water

SB 332 by Fraser: relating to the ownership of groundwater below the surface of land, the right to produce that groundwater, and the management of groundwater in this state.

SB 360 by Fraser: relating to the composition and use of money in the rural water assistance fund. 

SB 660 by Hinojosa: relating to the review and functions of the Texas Water Development Board, including the functions of the board and related entities in connection with the process of establishing and appealing desired future conditions in a groundwater management area.
Workers' Compensation
HB 2605 by Taylor, Larry: relating to the continuation and functions of the division of workers’ compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance.