Current Legislature Bills

Current 85th Legislature Bills

Supported or Opposed by the

Libertarian Party of Dallas County (LPDC)

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Bill Status LPDC Support/Oppose Description

HB 25

House: Considered in Calendars Strongly Support Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting.

SB 2175

Senate: Referred to State Affairs

HB 81

House: Committee report sent to Calendars Support Reduces penalty for less than 1 oz of marijuana possessed, restricts some arrests

SB 170

Senate: Referred to Criminal Justice

HB 3068

House: Left pending in committee Strongly Support Allows for online petitioning for ballot access and reduces number of signatures required for third party and independent candidates to get on the ballot

HB 375

House: Left pending in committee Support Bill would allow for Constitutional Carry of guns in the state of Texas

SB 6

House: Received from the Senate Oppose Relating to regulations and policies for entering or using a bathroom or changing facility

HB 1061

House: Referred to Elections Oppose Relating to requiring a voter to be affiliated with a political party to vote in that party’s primary election or otherwise participate in that party’s affairs

SB 88

House: Received from the Senate Strongly Support Bans the use of red light cameras in the state of Texas (except for cases of investigating prior crime)

SB 380

Senate: Co-author authorized Support Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state

HB 1364

House: Left pending in subcommittee

HB 173

House: Referred to Natural Resources Oppose Related to the licensing and regulation of certain rainwater harvesting

HB 155

House: Left pending in subcommittee Support Shifts burden of proof from the individual onto the state in civil asset forfeiture cases

SB 281

Senate: Referred to Business & Commerce Support Forbids government entities from collecting biometric data without Legislative authorization

SB 451

House: Received from the Senate Support Limits the authority of local governments to pass regulations targeting short-term rental companies (like Airbnb)

HB 2551

House: Left pending in committee

HB 44

House: Referred to Ways & Means Strongly Support Relating to a limitation on the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year (i.e. Puts a real, numerical cap on appraisals!)

HB 167

House: Referred to Ways & Means

HB 139

House: Referred to Ways & Means Support Demands that the state deliver notice of a protest hearing before the appraisal review board by certified mail if the property owner requests it

HB 301

House: Left pending in committee Strongly Support Restricts the appraisal district from increasing the appraised value of property for ad valorem tax purposes in the tax year following a year in which the appraised value of the property is lowered as a result of an agreement, protest, or appeal

HB 376

House: Referred to Ways & Means Strongly Support Limits increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation

HB 586

House: Referred to Ways & Means

HB 425

House: Referred to Ways & Means Support Exempts certain inventory of certain retail businesses from ad valorem taxation by a school district

HB 540

House: Referred to Ways & Means Support Makes it easier to recoup cost of attorney’s fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations if court case is successful

HB 1050

House: Referred to Ways & Means Strongly Support REPEALS AD VALOREM TAXATION. Recommends sales taxes as a replacement vehicle.

HB 1144

House: Referred to Ways & Means Support 1.) Relating to voter approval of a proposed ad valorem tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate. 2.) Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.
3.) Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit

HB 1146

House: Referred to Ways & Means

HB 1147

House: Referred to Ways & Means

SB 985

Senate: Referred to State Affairs Support Abolishes County Court at Law No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5 of Dallas County. Transfers cases to the County Court at Law No. 1 and No. 2 of Dallas County

SB 134

Senate: Co-author authorized Oppose Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel.

SB 47

Senate: Placed on intent calendar Oppose Relating to a study on the availability of information regarding convictions and deferred dispositions for certain misdemeanors punishable by fine only.

SB 4

House: Record vote Oppose Relating to the enforcement by certain state and local governmental entities and campus police departments of state and federal laws governing immigration.