The 84th legislative session ended on June 1, 2015. See the bills that have become law.

Rep. John Otto

District 18 (R-Dayton)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 1762 Relating to the creation of a health care advocacy program for veterans. Effective immediately
HB 6 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. See remarks for effective date
HB 1 General Appropriations Bill. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2 Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations. Effective immediately
HB 2891 Relating to certain filing and reporting requirements for certain taxable entities. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 2083 Relating to the determination of the appraised value of property for purposes of an ad valorem tax protest or appeal. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 903 Relating to the investment of a percentage of the economic stabilization fund balance in excess of the sufficient balance. Effective immediately
HB 9 Relating to the Employees Retirement System of Texas. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 7 Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain taxes, assessments, surcharges, and fees. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 100 Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1535 Relating to rates of and certificates of convenience and necessity for certain non-ERCOT electric utilities; authorizing a surcharge. Effective immediately

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 1 General Appropriations Bill. 06/20/2015
HB 2 Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations. 06/20/2015

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 5 Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs. Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 15 Relating to the management and oversight of state contracts, including contracts for information technology commodity items. House adopts conf. comm. report-reported

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 440 Honoring Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates. 02/19/2015
HJR 68 Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early. 02/26/2015
HR 183 Commemorating the 100th anniversary of certified public accountancy as a licensed profession in Texas. 01/28/2015
HB 8 Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government and the authority of the comptroller concerning related funds and accounts. 05/23/2015
HR 282 Recognizing February 3, 2015, as Leadership Southeast Texas Day at the State Capitol. 02/04/2015
HB 2260 Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran's organization. 03/13/2015
HB 3328 Relating to certain state fiscal matters. 04/15/2015
HB 3330 Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations. 05/13/2015
HB 3756 Relating to the methods and procedures used by the comptroller to determine the total taxable value of property in each school district. 05/18/2015
HR 3311 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1. 05/26/2015
HR 3386 Honoring the participants in the Sam Houston State University 2015 Austin Internship Program. 06/02/2015
HR 3315 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1. 05/29/2015
HJR 8 Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early. 05/22/2015
HB 1759 Relating to the public school finance system. 05/14/2015
HJR 13 Proposing a constitutional amendment temporarily dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax to the state highway fund. 04/30/2015
HB 876 Relating to the method of payment for regulated material purchased by a metal recycling entity. 03/04/2015
HR 2406 Commending William Hon for his service in the office of State Representative James White. 05/26/2015
HB 1475 Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers. 04/14/2015
HB 1426 Relating to certain requirements applicable to contracts entered into by, and the contract management process of, state agencies. 04/29/2015
HB 678 Relating to advance notice regarding the housing of sexually violent predators at a new location in various counties of this state. 05/15/2015
HB 106 Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; providing penalties. 02/09/2015
HB 3572 Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents. 05/05/2015
HB 2138 Relating to the online publication of information regarding campus expenditures made by junior college districts. 05/06/2015
HB 1409 Relating to the regulation of the practice of dental hygiene. 04/24/2015
HR 547 Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Texas A&M Forest Service. 02/20/2015
HJR 79 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. 05/11/2015
HR 458 Honoring the participants of the Chancellor's Student Advisory Council of The Texas A&M University System and welcoming them to the State Capitol. 03/01/2015
HB 2783 Relating to the establishment of the task force on asylum-seeking children. 05/07/2015
HR 2127 Congratulating the Mendoza Debate Society at Lee College in Baytown on its myriad achievements from 2013-2015. 05/04/2015
HB 1408 Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at Prairie View A&M University. 03/09/2015
HR 1307 In memory of Larry Kelm of The Woodlands. 04/15/2015

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