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New Bills Effective 1/1/2016

01 Jan Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Bills Effective 1/1/2016
New Bills Effective 1/1/2016
 

Happy New Year! Below is information and a link to the bill information for many of the bills passed in the 84th Session going into effect today, January 1, 2016.

Click on the bill number at the top left of each bill description to view the bill’s information- including analysis and bill text.

 Click for options symbol indicates certain provisions effective 1/1/16. Click on bill number for more details.

The most discussed bill is  HB 910, for which I was a coauthor, that enables the open carry of handguns by CHL holders. I’m also proud of House Bill 3994, for which I was a joint author, which, among other measures, requires women seeking an elective abortion to present a vaild government photo ID to prove that she is not a minor. Minors cannot seek an elective abortion without a judicial bypass or parental consent. Additionally, I was proud to joint author HB 32, which decreases the franchise tax rate by 25%.

HB 32 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et al. Sponsor: Nelson | et al.
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the computation and rates of the franchise tax; decreasing tax rates.

 

HB 127 Author: McClendon Sponsor: Ellis
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Commendation Medal.

 

HB 275 Author: Ashby | et al. Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of farm products.

 

HB 283 Author: Fallon | et al. Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain governmental bodies make audio and video recordings of open meetings available on the Internet.

 

HB 315 Author: Raymond | et al. Sponsor: Huffines | et al.
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the issuance of “In God We Trust” specialty license plates.

 

HB 706 Author: Farrar Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of property on which a solar or wind-powered energy device is installed or constructed.

 

HB 789 Author: Miller, Rick | et al. Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to license plates issued to retired members of the military.

 

HB 792 Author: Clardy Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for antique buses.

 

HB 830 Author: Larson | et al. Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the issuance of Alamo specialty license plates.

 

Click for options HB 910 Author: Phillips | et al. Sponsor: Estes | et al.
Last Action: 06/13/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating criminal offenses.

 

HB 923 Author: Flynn | et al. Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the issuance of 36th Infantry Division specialty license plates and souvenir license plates.

 

Click for options HB 975 Author: Geren | et al. Sponsor: Fraser | et al.
Last Action: 05/21/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to charitable raffles conducted by certain professional sports team charitable foundations; creating a criminal offense.

 

HB 991 Author: Bohac | et al. Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the display of notice of federal and state tax rates for motor fuel sold at retail.

 

Click for options HB 992 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et al. Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et al.
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
HB 994 Author: Anchia | et al. Sponsor: West | et al.
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property used to collect, process, and deliver landfill-generated gas.

 

HB 1022 Author: Moody | et al. Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of certain persons with a life estate in the homestead property.

 

HB 1128 Author: Fletcher Sponsor: Taylor, Van | et al.
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for recipients of the Combat Action Badge, Medal, or Ribbon.

 

HB 1221 Author: Lucio III Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to seller’s disclosures in connection with residential real property subject to groundwater regulation.

 

HB 1334 Author: Clardy | et al. Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the appeal of a residential eviction suit.

 

HB 1364 Author: Miller, Rick Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.

 

HB 1378 Author: Flynn | et al. Sponsor: Bettencourt | et al.
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of political subdivisions.

 

HB 1510 Author: Thompson, Senfronia Sponsor: Garcia | et al.
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to liability of persons who lease dwellings to persons with criminal records.

 

Click for options HB 1550 Author: Zerwas | et al. Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the administration of epinephrine by pharmacists.

 

HB 1683 Author: Bohac Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to an identifying number assigned to a notary public by the secretary of state.

 

HB 1702 Author: Blanco | et al. Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the elimination of the fee for the Gold Star mother, father, spouse, or family member specialty license plate.

 

HB 1733 Author: Smithee Sponsor: Watson | et al.
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to automobile liability insurance for transportation network company drivers.

 

Click for options HB 1888 Author: Capriglione Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to commercial driver’s licenses and commercial learner’s permits and the operation of commercial motor vehicles; authorizing a fee; increasing a penalty.

 

Click for options HB 1905 Author: Springer | et al. Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to certain state and local taxes, including ad valorem taxes, and to the repeal of certain of those taxes.

 

HB 1953 Author: Bonnen, Dennis Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the deadline for counties and municipalities to provide notice of a proposed property tax rate.

 

HB 2083 Author: Darby | et al. Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the determination of the appraised value of property for purposes of an ad valorem tax protest or appeal.

 

HB 2123 Author: King, Phil | et al. Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to participation of the state military forces in the state group benefits program.

 

HB 2207 Author: Keffer | et al. Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the foreclosure sale of property subject to an oil or gas lease.

 

Click for options HB 2259 Author: Isaac Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the Driftwood Economic Development Municipal Management District; removing conditions to imposing a tax on residential property; providing authority to issue bonds.

 

HB 2293 Author: Darby Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the certification by the comptroller to the commissioner of education of the taxable value of property in each school district.

 

HB 2404 Author: Anderson, Rodney Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to certain security devices for residential tenancies.

 

HB 2891 Author: Otto | et al. Sponsor: Perry | et al.
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to certain filing and reporting requirements for certain taxable entities.

 

HB 3230 Author: Rodriguez, Justin | et al. Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the determination of eligible costs and expenses for purposes of the franchise tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic structures.

 

HB 3283 Author: Zerwas | et al. Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to contributions and registrations for an anatomical gift registry; authorizing a fee.

 

HB 3364 Author: Schofield Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the appeal of a judgment in an eviction suit.

 

HB 3610 Author: Collier Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the issuance of Texas Juneteenth specialty license plates.

 

HB 3623 Author: Gonzales, Larry Sponsor: Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by the National Hispanic Institute.

 

HB 3685 Author: Anderson, Charles “Doc” Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the employment status of certain individuals engaged in rehabilitative work-training programs.

 

HB 3951 Author: Huberty Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of persons to participate in an ad valorem tax sale of real property; creating a criminal offense.

 

HB 3994 Author: Morrison | et al. Sponsor: Perry | et al.
Last Action: 06/12/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor and associated requirements; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

 

HB 4099 Author: Fletcher Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the issuance of K9s4COPs specialty license plates.

 

SB 24 Author: Zaffirini | et al. Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to training for members of the governing board of a public institution of higher education.

 

Click for options SB 200 Author: Nelson | et al. Sponsor: Price | et al.
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state.

 

SB 272 Author: Hancock | et al. Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Special Olympics Texas fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration.

 

Click for options SB 277 Author: Schwertner Sponsor: Sheffield
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to certain health-related and other task forces and advisory committees.

 

SB 332 Author: Schwertner | et al. Sponsor: Hunter
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the use of maximum allowable cost lists related to pharmacy benefits.

 

Click for options SB 699 Author: Eltife | et al. Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the Texas Real Estate Commission and the regulation of certain real estate professionals.

 

Click for options SB 859 Author: Eltife Sponsor: Oliveira | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to partnerships and limited liability companies.

 

SB 918 Author: Nichols Sponsor: Otto
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran’s organization.

 

SB 1007 Author: Eltife Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.

 

Click for options SB 1049 Author: Campbell | et al. Sponsor: Sheets | et al.
Last Action: 06/04/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state.

 

SB 1081 Author: Creighton Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain information under a consolidated insurance program.

 

 

Click for options SB 1139 Author: Huffman | et al. Sponsor: Smithee | et al.
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government, the composition of certain juvenile boards, and the increase of certain filing fees.

 

SB 1367 Author: West Sponsor: Anchia | et al.
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to certain obligations of and limitations on landlords.

 

SB 1394 Author: Hancock Sponsor: Murphy
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the presentation of evidence in appraisal review board hearings on protests.

 

SB 1420 Author: Hancock Sponsor: Murphy | et al.
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to notices of appraised value sent to property owners by the chief appraisers of appraisal districts.

 

SB 1589 Author: Zaffirini Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to requirements for reporting unclaimed mineral proceeds to the comptroller of public accounts.

 

Click for options SB 1760 Author: Creighton | et al. Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the transparent and equitable application of ad valorem tax procedures.

 

SB 1985 Author: Uresti Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/05/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of a real property interest in oil or gas in place.

 

SB 1987 Author: Menéndez | et al. Sponsor: Minjarez
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption Version: Enrolled
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and to deaf or hard of hearing driver training for peace officers; authorizing a fee.