Significant Floor Actions
H.B. 200 (Murphy), relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. Passed the House.
H.B. 1222 (C. Turner), relating to venue for certain alleged violations or offenses under the Water Safety Act. Passed the House.
H.B. 1290 (Phillips), relating to the authority for local governments to jointly administer transportation reinvestment zones. Passed the House.
S.B. 262 (Huffman), relating to the reporting of criminal disposition completeness percentage data. Passed the Senate.
S.B. 476 (Hinojosa), relating to installment agreements for the payment of delinquent ad valorem taxes. Passed the Senate.
S.B. 656 (Paxton), relating to providing transparency in the taxing and budgeting process of certain local governments. Passed the Senate.
S.B. 904 (Van de Putte), relating to the adoption of certain voting procedures and the modification of certain election deadlines, including those necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act. Passed the Senate. As passed by the Senate, the bill would, among other things: (1) require the secretary of state to make a checklist or similar guidelines available for optional use by early voting clerks in processing an application and providing balloting materials to a military or overseas voter; (2) extend the deadline for a candidate to withdraw from an election or be declared ineligible and have his or her name removed from the ballot from 5:00 p.m. on the third day after the deadline for applications for a place on the ballot to the fifth day after the deadline for applications for a place on the ballot; and (3) repeal the authority of the secretary of state to adjust or modify election dates or procedures affected by the state implementation of the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act.
S.B. 997 (Deuell), relating to the sales and use tax consequences of economic development agreements in certain municipalities. Passed the Senate.
S.B. 1623 (Hinojosa), relating to discovery in a criminal case. Passed the Senate.