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

Sen. Troy Fraser

District 24 (R-Horseshoe Bay)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
SB 363 Relating to the election dates for directors of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District. Effective on 9/1/15
SB 932 Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to retain assistance for federal proceedings affecting certain electric utilities and consumers. Effective on 9/1/15
SCR 26 Directing the governor to award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously to Lieutenant Colonel Ed Dyess. Signed by the Governor
SB 733 Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of their general elections. Effective immediately
SB 774 Relating to studies on the rates of electric utilities. Effective on 9/1/15
SB 933 Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to review transmission interconnections that enable imports or exports from the ERCOT power grid. Effective on 9/1/15
SB 633 Relating to certain event trust funds and the abolishment of the special event trust fund. Effective on 9/1/15
SB 632 Relating to the creation of the governor's university research initiative and to the abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund. Effective on 9/1/15
SB 776 Relating to the operations of a municipally owned utility or municipal power agency; providing authority to issue bonds. Effective on 9/1/15
SB 734 Relating to the setting of annual interest rates for utility deposits by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Effective on 9/1/15
SB 735 Relating to discovery of evidence of the net worth of a defendant in connection with a claim for exemplary damages. Effective on 9/1/15
SB 709 Relating to procedures for certain environmental permit applications. Effective on 9/1/15
SB 495 Relating to the service areas of certain junior college districts. Effective immediately
SCR 13 Urging the U.S. Congress to end the ban on crude oil exports. Signed by the Governor
SB 523 Relating to the sunset review of river authorities. Effective immediately
SB 1 Relating to certain restrictions on the imposition of ad valorem taxes and to the duty of the state to reimburse certain political subdivisions for certain revenue loss; making conforming changes. See remarks for effective date
SB 11 Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; providing a criminal penalty. Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
SB 532 Relating to the creation of regional emergency communications districts; authorizing the issuance of bonds; authorizing a fee. 02/18/2015
SB 521 Relating to the period for which the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality may grant or renew an emergency authorization relating to the use of state water. 05/26/2015
SB 549 Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district composed of Coryell County. 02/18/2015
SB 1579 Relating to a certificate of merit in certain actions against certain licensed or registered professionals. 03/23/2015
SR 443 Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas Day. 03/30/2015
SCR 38 Designating Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of Texas. 05/27/2015
SR 648 In memory of Howard Newton Cox. 04/28/2015
SR 651 Recognizing May 6, 2015, as Texas Environmental Excellence Awards Day. 04/28/2015
SR 649 Recognizing the 25- and 50-year members of the Senate Ladies Club. 04/28/2015
SR 650 Recognizing Max Hartmann on the occasion of his retirement. 04/28/2015
SR 800 Recognizing the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Camp Bowie in Brownwood. 05/13/2015
SB 777 Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to restrict participation in the retail electric market for significant violations. 05/04/2015
SB 775 Relating to the repeal of the goal for natural gas use. 04/30/2015
SR 219 Recognizing March 1 through 7, 2015, as Texas Studies Week. 02/23/2015
SB 964 Relating to the criteria for awarding the Texas Purple Heart Medal to members of the armed forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. 03/10/2015
SB 1165 Relating to the express preemption of regulation of oil and gas operations and the exclusive jurisdiction of those operations by the state. 05/05/2015
SB 929 Relating to building energy efficiency performance standards; establishing the Building Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. 03/09/2015
SB 898 Relating to charitable raffles conducted by certain professional sports team charitable foundations; providing penalties. 04/07/2015
SJR 39 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles. 04/07/2015
SB 919 Relating to oil and gas wells that traverse multiple tracts. 03/09/2015
SB 930 Relating to procedures and eligibility for terminating participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas deferred retirement option plan. 03/09/2015
SB 931 Relating to the goal for renewable energy and competitive renewable energy zones. 05/05/2015
SB 1368 Relating to the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans. 05/01/2015
SCR 31 Designating Hico as the official Steak Capital of Texas. 05/12/2015
SB 1946 Relating to the application of the open meetings and public information laws to the Texas Mutual Insurance Company. 03/25/2015
SB 1945 Relating to electricity service provided by municipally owned utilities. 04/22/2015
SR 411 Recognizing the Central Texas Water Coalition for its work to protect the Highland Lakes. 03/23/2015
SR 544 Recognizing the 70th anniversary of the closing of Camp Barkeley. 04/13/2015
SR 618 Recognizing April 23, 2015, as Texas Young Republican Federation and Texas Federation of College Republicans Legislative Day. 04/23/2015
SR 97 Recognizing February 4, 2015, as Orange and Maroon Legislative Day. 02/04/2015
SJR 1 Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property. 06/01/2015
SB 7 Relating to the computation of and to decreasing the rates of the franchise tax. 05/12/2015
SB 8 Relating to the total revenue exemption for the franchise tax. 05/05/2015
SR 398 Extending condolences to the families of the missing students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico. 03/19/2015

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