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CS/CS/HB 243: Discretionary Sales Surtax

GENERAL BILL by Government Accountability Committee ; Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee ; Avila ; Perez ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Caldwell ; Diaz, M.

Discretionary Sales Surtax; Requiring certain counties, after a specified date, to use surtax proceeds for purposes related to fixed guideway rapid transit systems, bus systems, and development of dedicated facilities for autonomous vehicles; authorizing municipalities in certain counties, after a specified date, to use surtax proceeds for certain purposes; requiring performance audits of certain counties or school districts holding a referendum related to local government discretionary sales surtax; requiring the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability to hire public accountants to conduct such performance audits; specifying a time period within which the performance audit must be completed and made available, etc.

Effective Date: on becoming a law
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Community Affairs
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/6/2017 House • Filed
10/18/2017 House • Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; Ways and Means Committee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 27
11/29/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, 12/06/17, 10:30 am, Reed Hall
12/6/2017 House • CS by Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 261
12/8/2017 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
12/11/2017 House • Now in Ways and Means Committee -HJ 250
1/5/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Ways and Means Committee, 01/09/18, 4:30 pm, Morris Hall
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 27
• Favorable by Ways and Means Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 6 -HJ 311
• Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 311
• CS by Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 247
2/6/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 02/08/18, 9:00 am, Morris Hall --Temporarily Postponed
2/9/2018 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 02/13/18, 3:00 pm, Morris Hall
2/13/2018 House • CS/CS by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 6 -HJ 600
2/15/2018 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 600
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/20/18
• CS/CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 599
2/20/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 623
• Amendment(s) adopted (870071) -HJ 623
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/21/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 650
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 106 NAYS 7 -HJ 650, 651
2/28/2018 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2018 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax; Appropriations -SJ 725
• Received -SJ 760
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Community Affairs