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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

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  • 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

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  • CS/CS/HB 243, Engrossed 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/20/2018 at 5:02 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 688 Charter County and Regional Transportation System Surtax Garcia Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Appropriations

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    2/21/2018 2:14 PM House 106 Yeas - 7 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    212.055 Discretionary sales surtaxes; legislative intent; authorization and use of proceeds. Page 2 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/HB 243, Committee Substitute 2 Posted 2/15/2018 at 1:16 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 688 Charter County and Regional Transportation System Surtax Garcia Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Appropriations

    Floor Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    870071 - Amendment
    Remove lines 101-118 and insert:
    Avila 2/16/2018
    3:31 PM
    House: Adopted
    2/20/2018
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    212.055 Discretionary sales surtaxes; legislative intent; authorization and use of proceeds. Page 2 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 243, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 12/8/2017 at 12:22 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Ways and Means Committee (Post-Meeting) 1/9/2018 (pdf)
    Government Accountability Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/15/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 688 Charter County and Regional Transportation System Surtax Garcia Similar Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Appropriations

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    235027 - Amendment
    Remove lines 89-109 and insert:
    Avila 2/7/2018
    6:13 PM
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    212.055 Discretionary sales surtaxes; legislative intent; authorization and use of proceeds. Page 1 (pdf)

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  • HB 243, Original Filed Version Posted 10/6/2017 at 8:26 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 12/8/2017 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 688 Charter County and Regional Transportation System Surtax Garcia Similar Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Appropriations

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    956415 - Amendment
    Remove lines 87-99 and insert:
    Cortes, B. 12/5/2017
    5:43 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    12/6/2017
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    212.055 Discretionary sales surtaxes; legislative intent; authorization and use of proceeds. Page 1 (pdf)

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