86th Texas Legislature Updates: May 7, 2019

The 86th Legislature House and Senate have been assigning bills to committees, holding public committee hearings, distributing reports on bills, and voting on legislation. Activities are described below.


The last day for House committees to report House Bills and House Joint Resolutions was May 6, 2019. The last day for Senate committees to report Senate and Senate Joint Resolutions is May 18, 2019.

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More information about the 86th Texas Legislative session can be found at capitol.texas.gov.

Now that the regular deadline for filing bills in the Texas Legislature has passed, the focus is on committee work. If a committee approves a bill, it is then sent back to the legislative chamber for consideration. If approved, it is sent to the opposite chamber. If a bill makes it to a vote and is passed by both the House and Senate, it is sent to the Governor who will either sign it into law, allow it to become law without a signature, or veto it.

Senate

BILLS RECEIVED AND ASSIGNED TO SENATE COMMITTEES

  • Business and Commerce
    • HB 4584: Relating to sale of returnable containers; creating a criminal offense.
  • Health and Human Services
    • HB 1694: Relating to limitations on food regulations at farms, farmers’ markets, and cottage food production operations.
  • Natural Resources and Economic Development
    • HB 1331: Relating to the application fee for a permit for a municipal solid waste facility; imposing a fee.
    • HB 1346: Relating to the eligibility requirements for the diesel emissions reduction incentive program.
    • HB 1435: Relating to the inspection of a municipal solid waste management facility or site by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality before a permit application is issued, amended, extended, or renewed.
    • HB 1627: Relating to the removal of certain counties from the Texas emissions reduction plan.
    • HB 1694: Relating to limitations on food regulations at farms, farmers’ markets, and cottage food production operations.
    • HB 2203: Relating to notice of a radioactive substance release.
    • HB 2771: Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to issue permits for the discharge into water in this state of produced water, hydrostatic test water, and gas plant effluent resulting from certain oil and gas activities.
  • Property Tax
    • HB 3348: Relating to the eligibility of land on which the Texas Animal Health Commission has established a temporary quarantine for ticks for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land.
  • Water and Rural Affairs
    • HB 137: Relating to reports by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality about dams that have certain hazard classifications.
    • HB 191: Relating to the disposal of pesticides.

UPDATES ON SENATE COMMITTEES AND BILLS

House of Representatives

BILLS RECEIVED FROM SENATE AND ASSIGNED TO HOUSE COMMITTEES

  • Agriculture and Livestock
  • Appropriations
    • SB 1205: Relating to an appropriation of money from the general revenue fund to the State Soil and Water Conservation Board for the purpose of eradicating Carrizo cane, contingent on the receipt of federal funds for the same purpose.
  • Environmental Regulation
    • SB 892: Relating to the exhaust emission systems of certain diesel-powered motor vehicles.
  • Public Health
    • SB 1122: Relating to the establishment of a sanitarian recruitment and retention program in border counties for public health purposes.

UPDATES ON HOUSE COMMITTEES AND BILLS