Vol. 7 – March 15th
March 12th was the final date for filing new bills with very few exceptions. The deadline ended in a flurry of 964 bills introduced on just the final day, bringing the total number filed this session to 6,699. March 12th, or the 60th day of the session also frees the Committees to take action on any bill, not just emergency issues
As a result, we are now shifting the format and focus of these memos from the universe of activity, to the chances of progress in order to not lose focus on the most impactful issues. From this point forward, the Previously Reported Bills sections can be accessed in a separate document. The bills retained in this memo, will only be those Bills on the Move, bills that might still have a chance of advancing toward becoming law.
This memo will be the last where we report New Bills. As the end of session approaches, we will eventually stop reporting bills that received a hearing but were Left Pending without a vote.
The total bill count for the 87th Legislature surprisingly surged to meet prior session levels. The final percentage of bills passed may deteriorate as Covid-19 and Winter Storm Uri continue to dominate agendas and legislators limited time. Statistic on Bills in each of the last four Texas Legislative Sessions
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Proposed Bills of Interest
To read the full text of any of bill go to Texas Legislature Online In the upper center section of the page, make sure the radial button is in on Bill Number and not Word/Phrase and type in your bill such as HB1 or SB1.
Bills on the Move
None at this time.
None at this time.
HB 535 Shine, Hugh(R) Relating to the rate at which interest accrues in connection with the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of an individual who is elderly or disabled or a disabled veteran. Testimony taken, left pending. Ways and Means March 8th
HB 738 Paul, Dennis(R) Relating to the residential building codes of municipalities. Hearing Scheduled, Land and Resource Management March 16th
HB 875 Lopez, Ray(D) Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination on the basis of age or certain housing needs and to the enforcement of that prohibition. Hearing Scheduled, Business and Industry March 16 th
HB 1059 Stephenson, Phil(R) Relating to a seller’s disclosure of the location of certain real property in a floodplain. Companions: SB 461 Kolkhorst, Lois(R) Hearing Scheduled, Business and Industry March 16th
HB 1129 Lopez, Ray(D) Relating to false, misleading, or deceptive advertising made in connection with a reverse mortgage loan agreement. Hearing Scheduled, Pensions, Investments, and Financial Services. March 17th
HB 1153 Vo, Hubert(D)Relating to the applicability of the Texas Fair Housing Act to certain sales and rentals. Hearing Scheduled, Business and Industry March 16th
HB 1258 Ashby, Trent (R) Relating to data matching with financial institutions to facilitate the collection of certain delinquent tax liabilities. Hearing Scheduled, Pensions, Investments, and Financial Services. March 17th
HB 3115 Shine, Hugh(D) Relating to the release of a judgment lien on homestead property. (Companion bill SB 1594)
HB 3278 Noble, Candy(R) Relating to the release of a deed of trust or other contract lien securing a home loan after payoff by mortgagor.
HB 3320 Landgraf, Brooks(R) Relating to the effect of recording a quitclaim deed.
HB 3414 Holland, Justin(R) HB 3414 Holland, Justin(R) Relating to a seller’s notice of special district assessments on newly constructed residential real properties.
HB 3458 White, James(R) Relating to expunging federal tax liens from county deed records.
HB 3472 Deshotel, Joe(D) Relating to the investment and use of excess residential mortgage loan originator recovery fund fees; changing a fee. (Companion bill SB 1791)
HB 3617 Anchia, Raphael(D) Relating to certain qualifications and requirements of licensed mortgage companies and the regulation of the Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending.
HB 3694 Shaheen, Matt(R) Relating to a limitation on the appraised value of certain rapidly appreciating residence homesteads for ad valorem tax purposes.
HB 3857 Shaheen, Matt(R) Relating to requirements to file a property owners’ association assessment lien.
HB 4309 Anchia, Raphael(D) Relating to the regulatory authority of the savings and mortgage lending commissioner; authorizing fees. (Companion bill SB 1900)
SB 30 West, Royce(D) Relating to the removal of certain discriminatory restrictions and provisions from certain real property records.
SB 1594 Buckingham, Dawn(R) Relating to the release of a judgment lien on homestead property. (Companion bill HB 3115)
SB 1637 Miles, Borris(D) Relating to the delivery of a deed to a grantee and to the recording of a deed.
SB 1639 Miles, Borris(D) Relating to remedies for fraud and duress in the conveyance of real property.
SB 1714 West, Royce(D) Relating to the Texas Community Reinvestment Act; authorizing a fee.
SB 1791 Lucio, Eddie(D) Relating to the investment and use of excess residential mortgage loan originator recovery fund fees; changing a fee. (Companion bill HB 3472)
SB 1900 Zaffirini, Judith (D) Relating to the regulatory authority of the savings and mortgage lending commissioner; authorizing fees. (Companion bill HB 4309)
Previously Reported Bills
For a complete list of bills being tracked that have NOT been placed on a Committee Hearing calendar, please click here Previously Reported Bills. If these bills are eventually provided a hearing, they will be brought forward the Bills on the Move report.
Read the text of any of these bills you can go to Texas Legislature Online.