Texas - SB277 - 2017

Relating to the eligibility of certain property for certain ad valorem tax incentives relating to wind-powered energy devices.

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Financing and Financial Incentives

Added On: 03-25-2017
Updated On: 06-07-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsors: Donna Campbell (Republican), James Frank (Republican)





Companion Bills (1)

Actions (94)

  • 12-08-2016 - Filed
  • 12-08-2016 - Received by the Secretary of the Senate
  • 01-30-2017 - Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
  • 01-30-2017 - Read first time
  • 03-07-2017 - Co-author authorized
  • 03-08-2017 - Testimony taken in committee
  • 03-08-2017 - Considered in public hearing
  • 03-08-2017 - Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
  • 03-13-2017 - Committee report printed and distributed
  • 03-13-2017 - Reported favorably w/o amendments
  • 03-14-2017 - Co-author authorized
  • 03-15-2017 - Placed on intent calendar
  • 03-15-2017 - Co-author authorized
  • 03-21-2017 - Not again placed on intent calendar
  • 03-21-2017 - Co-author authorized
  • 03-27-2017 - Placed on intent calendar
  • 03-29-2017 - Not again placed on intent calendar
  • 03-29-2017 - Co-author authorized
  • 04-19-2017 - Received from the Senate
  • 04-19-2017 - Reported engrossed
  • 04-19-2017 - Record vote
  • 04-19-2017 - Passed
  • 04-19-2017 - Read 3rd time
  • 04-19-2017 - Record vote
  • 04-19-2017 - Three day rule suspended
  • 04-19-2017 - Record vote
  • 04-19-2017 - Passed to engrossment as amended
  • 04-19-2017 - Vote recorded in Journal
  • 04-19-2017 - Amended
  • 04-19-2017 - Amendment(s) offered
  • 04-19-2017 - Vote recorded in Journal
  • 04-19-2017 - Amended
  • 04-19-2017 - Amendment(s) offered
  • 04-19-2017 - Vote recorded in Journal
  • 04-19-2017 - Amended
  • 04-19-2017 - Amendment(s) offered
  • 04-19-2017 - Read 2nd time
  • 04-19-2017 - Record vote
  • 04-19-2017 - Rules suspended-Regular order of business
  • 04-19-2017 - Placed on intent calendar
  • 05-05-2017 - Referred to Ways & Means
  • 05-05-2017 - Read first time
  • 05-18-2017 - Reported favorably as substituted
  • 05-18-2017 - Considered in formal meeting
  • 05-18-2017 - Committee substitute considered in committee
  • 05-20-2017 - Considered in Calendars
  • 05-20-2017 - Committee report sent to Calendars
  • 05-20-2017 - Committee report distributed
  • 05-20-2017 - Comte report filed with Committee Coordinator
  • 05-22-2017 - Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
  • 05-22-2017 - Record vote
  • 05-22-2017 - Passed to 3rd reading as amended
  • 05-22-2017 - Amended
  • 05-22-2017 - Point of order overruled
  • 05-22-2017 - Read 2nd time
  • 05-22-2017 - Placed on General State Calendar
  • 05-23-2017 - House passage as amended reported
  • 05-23-2017 - Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
  • 05-23-2017 - Record vote
  • 05-23-2017 - Passed as amended
  • 05-23-2017 - Amended
  • 05-23-2017 - Read 3rd time
  • 05-25-2017 - Senate appoints conferees-reported
  • 05-25-2017 - Senate requests conference committee-reported
  • 05-25-2017 - Senate refuses to concur-reported
  • 05-25-2017 - Senate appoints conferees
  • 05-25-2017 - Senate requests conference committee
  • 05-25-2017 - Vote recorded in Journal
  • 05-25-2017 - Senate refuses to concur
  • 05-25-2017 - Read
  • 05-25-2017 - House amendment(s) laid before the Senate
  • 05-26-2017 - Conference committee report filed
  • 05-26-2017 - House appoints conferees w/inst-reported
  • 05-26-2017 - House grants request for conf comm-reported
  • 05-26-2017 - House appoints conferees with instructions
  • 05-26-2017 - Motion prevails
  • 05-26-2017 - Motion to instruct conferees
  • 05-26-2017 - Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
  • 05-26-2017 - Record vote
  • 05-26-2017 - House grants request for conference committee
  • 05-27-2017 - Conf. Comm. Report distributed
  • 05-28-2017 - Reported enrolled
  • 05-28-2017 - House adopts conf. comm. report-reported
  • 05-28-2017 - Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
  • 05-28-2017 - Record vote
  • 05-28-2017 - House adopts conference committee report
  • 05-28-2017 - Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
  • 05-28-2017 - Record vote
  • 05-28-2017 - Senate adopts conference committee report
  • 05-29-2017 - Signed in the Senate
  • 05-29-2017 - Signed in the House
  • 05-30-2017 - Sent to the Governor
  • 06-08-2017 - Effective on 9/1/17
  • 06-08-2017 - Signed by the Governor

Votes (9)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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Passed
04-19-2017Rules suspended-Regular order of businessSenate2920yes
04-19-2017Vote recorded in JournalSenate2290yes
04-19-2017Three day rule suspendedSenate2290yes
04-19-2017Read 3rd timeSenate2290yes
05-22-2017Amended RV#1593House76659yes
05-23-2017Amended RV#1640House134106yes
05-26-2017House grants request for conference committee RV#1929House114279yes
05-28-2017House adopts conference committee report RV#1962House97476yes
05-28-2017Senate adopts conference committee reportSenate19111yes

Sponsors (8)

News (6)

Wind farm bill to go to Texas House floor Monday - Times Record News
Published by timesrecordnews.com
Mon, 22 May 2017 11:47:58 GMT

“This is a military facilities bill, it's not a wind farm bill,” said state Rep. James Frank, a Wichita Falls Republican who is the House sponsor of Senate Bill 277. “We shouldn't tell people what they can or cannot do with their private property, but ...

Texas Governor Signs Tax Exemption Bill For Wind Near Military Airfields - North American Windpower
Published by nawindpower.com
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:33:17 GMT

S.B.277, approved by the Republican governor on June 8, “amends current law relating to the eligibility of certain property for certain ad valorem tax incentives relating to wind-powered energy devices,” according to bill sponsor State Sen. Donna ...

Chapter 313 in Texas puts energy fight in the school yard - Daily Energy Insider
Published by dailyenergyinsider.com
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:32:52 GMT

The Texas House and Senate are considering changes to the Texas Economic Development Act, commonly known as Chapter 313, that stakeholders say could strangle the state's chances to compete for new energy-related projects. The 16-year-old Chapter 313 ...

Bill protects some military air bases, existing projects - Times Record News
Published by timesrecordnews.com
Tue, 23 May 2017 21:20:07 GMT

A bill that would prohibit wind energy companies from receiving tax benefits if developing a wind farm within 25 miles of a military aviation base in Texas passed its final hurdle with the House and is on its way back to the Senate, where it originated ...

TX House considering bill designed to protect NAS CC/Kingsville - KRIS Corpus Christi News
Published by kristv.com
Tue, 23 May 2017 02:03:48 GMT

The Texas House of Representatives is considering a bill designed to protect military bases around the state, including NAS Kingsville and Corpus Christi. Senate Bill 277 passed on a second reading today and is set for a final reading tomorrow. It ...

Texas lawmakers OK limits on wind farm tax benefits near air bases - Platts
Published by platts.com
Wed, 24 May 2017 22:04:50 GMT

The state Senate passed the bill by a 4-3 vote on April 19, and the state House of Representatives passed the bill by a 6-5 vote on Tuesday. Texas Governor Greg Abbott's media office did not respond on Tuesday and Wednesday to requests for comment on ...