Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. John Otto
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/16/2017

Number of Bills: 44

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (20):
HB 1 Author: Otto
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: General Appropriations Bill.

HB 2 Author: Otto | Keffer | Darby | Ashby | Aycock
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.

HB 5 Author: Otto | Burkett
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs.

HB 6 Author: Otto | Frank
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.

HB 8 Author: Otto | Ashby
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/23/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 23 2015 2:59AM
Caption: Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government and the authority of the comptroller concerning related funds and accounts.

HB 15 Author: Otto | Walle
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 05/31/2015 S House adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to the management and oversight of state contracts, including contracts for information technology commodity items.

HB 1762 Author: Otto | Zerwas | Miller, Rick | Geren | Guillen
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a health care advocacy program for veterans.

HB 2260 Author: Otto | Burns
Last Action: 03/13/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 13 2015 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran's organization.

HB 2891 Author: Otto | Murr | Fallon
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to certain filing and reporting requirements for certain taxable entities.

HB 3328 Author: Otto
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain state fiscal matters.

HB 3330 Author: Otto
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.

HB 3756 Author: Otto
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the methods and procedures used by the comptroller to determine the total taxable value of property in each school district.

HJR 8 Author: Otto | Aycock | Darby | Pickett | Simmons
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/22/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 22 2015 2:47PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early.

HJR 68 Author: Otto
Last Action: 02/26/2015 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 26 2015 4:54PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early.

HR 183 Author: Otto | Button | Frullo | Stephenson | Sanford
Last Action: 01/28/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jan 28 2015 12:04PM
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of certified public accountancy as a licensed profession in Texas.

HR 282 Author: Otto | Faircloth | Deshotel | White, James | Phelan
Last Action: 02/04/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 4 2015 11:08AM
Caption: Recognizing February 3, 2015, as Leadership Southeast Texas Day at the State Capitol.

HR 440 Author: Otto
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 19 2015 1:46PM
Caption: Honoring Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates.

HR 3311 Author: Otto
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Filed
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1.

HR 3315 Author: Otto
Last Action: 05/29/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2015 9:57PM
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1.

HR 3386 Author: Otto
Last Action: 06/02/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2015 4:45PM
Caption: Honoring the participants in the Sam Houston State University 2015 Austin Internship Program.

Joint Author (24):
HB 7 Author: Darby | Otto | Howard | Turner, Sylvester | Murr
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain taxes, assessments, surcharges, and fees.

HB 9 Author: Flynn | Otto | Alonzo | Turner, Sylvester | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 100 Author: Zerwas | Ashby | Otto | Turner, Sylvester | Clardy
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.

HB 106 Author: Flynn | Otto | Bohac | Fletcher
Last Action: 02/09/2015 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 9 2015 2:57PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; providing penalties.

HB 678 Author: Turner, Sylvester | Otto | Phelan
Last Action: 05/15/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to advance notice regarding the housing of sexually violent predators at a new location in various counties of this state.

HB 876 Author: Phelan | Otto | Springer
Last Action: 03/04/2015 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 4 2015 5:45PM
Caption: Relating to the method of payment for regulated material purchased by a metal recycling entity.

HB 903 Author: Capriglione | Otto | Simmons | Bonnen, Greg | Meyer
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the investment of a percentage of the economic stabilization fund balance in excess of the sufficient balance.

HB 1408 Author: Bell | Raney | Aycock | Ashby | Otto
Last Action: 03/09/2015 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 9 2015 5:22PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at Prairie View A&M University.

HB 1409 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Flynn | Otto | Bell | Raney
Last Action: 04/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of dental hygiene.

HB 1426 Author: Elkins | Otto
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to certain requirements applicable to contracts entered into by, and the contract management process of, state agencies.

HB 1475 Author: Aycock | Otto | Zerwas | Crownover | Howard
Last Action: 04/14/2015 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers.

HB 1535 Author: Frullo | Huberty | Phelan | Deshotel | Otto
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to rates of and certificates of convenience and necessity for certain non-ERCOT electric utilities; authorizing a surcharge.

HB 1759 Author: Aycock | Otto | Márquez
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the public school finance system.

HB 2083 Author: Darby | Otto | Cook | Bonnen, Dennis | Israel
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the determination of the appraised value of property for purposes of an ad valorem tax protest or appeal.

HB 2138 Author: Raney | Zerwas | Otto | Darby | Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 05/06/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the online publication of information regarding campus expenditures made by junior college districts.

HB 2783 Author: Howard | Márquez | Muñoz, Jr. | Otto | Darby
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the task force on asylum-seeking children.

HB 3572 Author: Zerwas | Miller, Rick | Otto
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents.

HJR 13 Author: Pickett | Otto | Harless | Parker | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment temporarily dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax to the state highway fund.

HJR 79 Author: Workman | Keffer | Otto | Raymond | Guillen
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to provide for a federal balanced budget.

HR 458 Author: Raney | Kacal | Ashby | Otto | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 03/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2015 12:36PM
Caption: Honoring the participants of the Chancellor's Student Advisory Council of The Texas A&M University System and welcoming them to the State Capitol.

HR 547 Author: Raney | Kacal | Otto | Ashby | Workman
Last Action: 02/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 20 2015 7:50PM
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Texas A&M Forest Service.

HR 1307 Author: Kacal | Hunter | Keough | Larson | Otto
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 15 2015 1:32PM
Caption: In memory of Larry Kelm of The Woodlands.

HR 2127 Author: Smith | Faircloth | Peña | Otto
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 4 2015 3:48PM
Caption: Congratulating the Mendoza Debate Society at Lee College in Baytown on its myriad achievements from 2013-2015.

HR 2406 Author: White, James | Otto
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 2:19PM
Caption: Commending William Hon for his service in the office of State Representative James White.

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