The following actions were taken on April 12 in the House on House bill HB43 ("prop tx-southland property"): "House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee" and "Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee".
The Rules Committees is a powerful standing committee in the House controlled by the majority. All legislation is assigned to the Rules Committee as a kind of legislative filter that sorts the more-than-6,000 bills introduced each year. The committee considers the legislation and often assigns it to other committees in order to be heard by other lawmakers. Sometimes, legislation dies in the Rules Committee if the committee decides it does not merit further consideration.
In the event that a committee fails to report to the House on a bill by applicable deadlines, it is automatically re-referred to the Rules Committee according to House rule 19(a). This is what happened with this bill.
The bill, as it was introduced in the House by Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-80) on Nov. 30, 2018, "amends the Property Tax Code," according to the General Assembly website.
The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Kelly M. Burke (D-36), William Davis (D-30), Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33), Frances Ann Hurley (D-35), Thaddeus Jones (D-29), Margo McDermed (R-37), Debbie Meyers-Martin (D-38), Robert Rita (D-28), Justin Slaughter (D-27), Nicholas K. Smith (D-34) and Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7).
The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through April 12.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Second Reading - Short Debate
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Revenue & Finance Committee
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Anthony DeLuca
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
Do Pass / Short Debate Revenue & Finance Committee
Reported Back To Revenue & Finance Committee
Recommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Revenue & Finance Committee
To Property Tax Subcommittee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
Assigned to Revenue & Finance Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
Referred to Rules Committee
Prefiled with Clerk by Rep. Anthony DeLuca