COMMITTEE:    Finance 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Thursday, April 07, 2011 

PLACE:        E1.036 (Finance Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Steve Ogden 



SB 1          Ogden | et al.         
General Appropriations Bill.

The Committee intends to take up and consider recommendations on Article VIII. The Committee also intends to consider riders for Articles I, IV and VIII, and any other pending business.


SB 1602       Seliger                
Relating to the exemption from the sales and use tax for certain agricultural items.

SB 1647       Uresti                 
Relating to the payment of ad valorem taxes on mineral interests held by an entity other than the owner.

SB 1652       Watson                 
Relating to the implementation of new technology and new processes for the purposes of budget transparency, fiscal responsibility, and open government.

SB 1663       Ellis                  
Relating to the repeal of state sales tax and franchise tax refunds for certain ad valorem tax payers.

SJR 4         Hinojosa | et al.      
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board.

Pending business:


SB 540        Van de Putte           
Relating to a study of the fiscal impact of adjusting the amount of the ad valorem tax exemption to which disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of disabled veterans and certain members of the armed forces are entitled.

SB 726        Rodriguez | et al.     
Relating to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account to provide funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain county service fees and court costs imposed to fund the account.

SB 1088       Rodriguez              
Relating to the imposition by certain municipalities and municipal transit departments of the local sales and use tax in certain federal military installations.

SB 1179       Nelson                 
Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education.

SB 1252       Williams               
Relating to evaluating and providing for efficient government resource allocation.

SB 1505       Uresti                 
Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of a real property interest in oil or gas in place.

SB 1535       Watson                 
Relating to unclaimed property.

SJR 22        Nichols                
Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund.

SJR 23        Wentworth | et al.     
Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the rates of taxes imposed on gasoline and diesel fuel, adjusting those rates annually for inflation, and dedicating certain revenue from those taxes to the design, construction, and maintenance of public roadways.

SJR 30        Ogden                  
Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from any increases in taxes on motor fuel to the repayment of certain transportation-related state debt.

SJR 38        Davis                  
Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government.

SJR 42        Ogden                  
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit the Texas Transportation Commission, subject to legislative review and approval, to designate the area adjacent to a state highway project as a transportation finance zone and authorizing the revenue from the state sales and use taxes imposed in the zone to be deposited in a revolving fund and used to repay financial assistance provided from the fund for certain purposes.



Bills added after last posting:

SB 540

SB 726

SB 1088

SB 1179

SB 1252

SB 1505

SB 1535

SB 1602

SB 1647

SB 1652

SB 1663


SJR 22

SJR 23

SJR 30

SJR 38

SJR 42


** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **