H.B. 773 (Oliveira), continuing tax abatement authority until September 1, 2019. Passed the House.

H.B. 1038 (Paxton), requiring that the appraisal of a residence homestead reflect a reduced market value brought about by a declining economy. Passed the House.

S.B. 298 (Carona), authorizing sobriety checkpoints. Passed the Senate.

S.B. 769 (Williams), relating to the recovery by an electric utility of certain expenses relating to weather-related events or natural disasters. Passed the Senate. (Companion bills is H.B. 1378 by Thompson.)

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