Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Drew Darby
85th Legislature First Called Session
Report Date: 11/20/2017

Number of Bills: 24

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (11):
HB 24 Author: Darby | Ashby | Gooden | Guillen
Last Action: 07/31/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the salary paid to certain professional employees of public schools; making an appropriation.

HB 75 Author: Darby | Guillen
Last Action: 07/20/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Jul 20 2017 10:40AM
Caption: Relating to transferring to the property tax relief fund one-half of any unencumbered balance of general revenue at the end of a state fiscal biennium.

HB 76 Author: Darby | Guillen | Oliveira
Last Action: 07/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a supplemental appropriation for Teacher Retirement System of Texas retiree health.

HB 77 Author: Darby | Workman
Last Action: 07/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an optional fee in lieu of the dedication of parkland as a condition of approval by a municipality of land development or use.

HB 78 Author: Darby | Guillen
Last Action: 07/20/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Jul 20 2017 10:40AM
Caption: Relating to school district tax rates, property values, and tax collections used by the commissioner of education in allocating Foundation School Program funding.

HB 79 Author: Darby
Last Action: 07/20/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Jul 20 2017 4:20PM
Caption: Relating to the salary paid to classroom teachers employed by public schools.

HB 80 Author: Darby | Guillen | Oliveira | Guerra
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 08/12/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, including a related study.

HB 81 Author: Darby
Last Action: 07/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Jul 20 2017 10:40AM
Caption: Relating to the number of registered voters of a taxing unit other than a school district who are required to sign a petition for an election to determine whether to reduce the ad valorem tax rate adopted by the unit to the rollback tax rate in order for the petition to be valid.

HB 82 Author: Darby | Shine | Guillen | Stephenson | Murr
Last Action: 08/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the abolition of school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes.

HCR 20 Author: Darby
Last Action: 07/26/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Taking notice that Gulf Energy Exploration Corp. has been fully compensated for the wrongful plugging of State Tract 708-S No. 5.

HJR 21 Author: Darby | Bonnen, Dennis | Murr | Stephenson | Shine
Last Action: 08/06/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes.

Joint Author (13):
HB 4 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Raymond | Shine | Murphy | Darby
Last Action: 07/31/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.

HB 7 Author: Phelan | Geren | Darby | Larson | Workman
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 08/16/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to municipal regulation of the removal of trees on private property.

HB 20 Author: Ashby | Darby | VanDeaver | Zerwas | Howard
Last Action: 08/03/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to decrease participants' health insurance costs for certain health benefit plans administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 25 Author: Davis, Sarah | Price | Guerra | Darby | Krause
Last Action: 08/07/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to reimbursement rates for Medicaid acute care therapy services; making an appropriation.

HB 32 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Shine | Raymond | Murphy | Darby
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 08/14/2017 S Postponed
Caption: Relating to the administration of the ad valorem tax system; authorizing fees.

HB 108 Author: Murphy | Capriglione | Bonnen, Dennis | Darby | Turner
Last Action: 08/07/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the rate at which interest accrues in connection with the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on certain residence homesteads.

HB 119 Author: Shine | Darby
Last Action: 07/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit other than a school district to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the appraised value of an individual's residence homestead and the authority of the governing body of certain taxing units that have adopted such an exemption to reduce the amount of or repeal certain other exemptions.

HB 151 Author: Gooden | Guillen | Thompson, Senfronia | Darby | Cook
Last Action: 07/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the administration of certain group benefits by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; making an appropriation.

HB 179 Author: Roberts | Raymond | Bonnen, Dennis | Springer | Darby
Last Action: 08/09/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain disabled first responders and their surviving spouses.

HB 194 Author: Ashby | Darby | VanDeaver | Cook | Springer
Last Action: 07/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program.

HJR 25 Author: Shine | Darby
Last Action: 07/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision other than a school district to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead and authorizing the legislature to prohibit the governing body of a political subdivision that adopts such an exemption from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption.

HJR 30 Author: Roberts | Raymond | Bonnen, Dennis | Springer | Darby
Last Action: 08/08/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homesteads of certain disabled first responders and their surviving spouses.

HJR 31 Author: Shine | Darby | Burns | Ashby | Cook
Last Action: 08/09/2017 H Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate unfunded costs and requirements on a municipality, county, or school district.

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