Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Rep. Drew Darby
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/17/2017

Number of Bills: 15

Report Sections: Sponsored Bills | Joint Sponsored Bills

Sponsor (9):
SB 559 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the miscellaneous gross receipts tax on utility companies.

SB 1300 Author: Perry
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 05/28/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the designation of the San Angelo State Supported Living Center as a forensic state supported living center.

SB 1305 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 05/28/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the grant program using money from the transportation infrastructure fund.

SB 1345 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a charitable organization and used to provide tax return preparation and other financial services without regard to the beneficiaries' ability to pay.

SB 1514 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land to continue to be appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land if the land begins to be used for oil and gas operations.

SB 1767 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to hearings and protests before appraisal review boards involving ad valorem tax determinations.

SCR 26 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to review federal regulations on the oil and gas industry.

SJR 38 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 05/16/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Rescinding certain applications made by the Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing any amendment to that Constitution.

SJR 51 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide that the eligibility of open-space land for ad valorem taxation on the basis of its productive capacity does not end because an oil and gas lessee begins conducting oil and gas operations on the land if the land otherwise continues to be devoted to farm, ranch, or wildlife management purposes or timber production.

Joint Sponsor (6):
SB 654 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Smithee | Howard | Price | Darby
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the participation of an advanced practice registered nurse as a primary care or network provider for certain governmental and other health benefit plans.

SB 1148 Author: Buckingham | Bettencourt | Burton | Campbell | Hinojosa | et al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg | Darby
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to maintenance of certification by a physician or an applicant for a license to practice medicine in this state.

SB 1289 Author: Creighton
Sponsor: Paddie | Darby | Ashby | Geren | Phelan
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the purchase of iron and steel products made in the United States for certain governmental entity projects.

SB 1557 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Shine | Darby
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to the administration of gasoline and diesel fuel motor fuels taxes and the fee on the delivery of certain petroleum products.

SB 1633 Author: Perry
Sponsor: Oliverson | King, Ken | Nevárez | Burkett | Darby
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the supervision of pharmacist-interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician trainees by a pharmacist and the provision of pharmacy services through a telepharmacy system; establishing a remote dispensing site license.

SCR 52 Author: Creighton
Sponsor: Metcalf | Keough | Bell | Darby | Flynn
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to pass S.2896, the Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016.

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