Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. John Otto
83rd Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/24/2018

Number of Bills: 55

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (38):
HB 6 Author: Otto | Anchia | Harless | Howard
Sponsor: Williams
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.

HB 241 Author: Otto
Sponsor: Hegar
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the notice provided by the chief appraiser of an appraisal district of the availability of agreement forms authorizing certain electronic communications.

HB 242 Author: Otto
Sponsor: Hegar
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain ad valorem tax-related notices be delivered to a property owner by certified mail.

HB 315 Author: Otto
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the law governing the ad valorem taxation of a dealer's motor vehicle inventory.

HB 316 Author: Otto | Guillen
Sponsor: Williams
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to the pilot program authorizing a property owner to appeal to the State Office of Administrative Hearings regarding certain appraisal review board determinations.

HB 317 Author: Otto | Cook
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 05/09/2013 S Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax.

HB 553 Author: Otto | Aycock | Pitts | Darby | Keffer
Last Action: 03/13/2013 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to firearms and the preservation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution; providing penalties.

HB 608 Author: Otto
Last Action: 04/25/2013 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of public accountancy.

HB 1100 Author: Otto
Last Action: 05/08/2013 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to eligibility of children's advocacy centers for contracts to provide services for children and family members in child abuse and neglect cases and to investigations of those cases.

HB 1133 Author: Otto | Harless | Toth | Hilderbran
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax refund for tangible personal property used to provide cable television service, Internet access service, or telecommunications services and to the exclusion of that property in certain economic development agreements.

HB 1528 Author: Otto
Last Action: 05/06/2013 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the composition of the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals Districts.

HB 2002 Author: Otto
Last Action: 04/02/2013 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a limit on state reimbursement to public institutions of higher education for debt service on tuition revenue bonds.

HB 2313 Author: Otto
Last Action: 03/11/2013 H Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to increasing the recreational sports fee at Texas State University System institutions.

HB 2314 Author: Otto
Last Action: 05/14/2013 S Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to annual training for certain members of the board of directors of an appraisal district.

HB 2491 Author: Otto
Last Action: 03/12/2013 H Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the student center fee at component institutions of the Texas State University System; increasing the amount of the fee.

HB 2723 Author: Otto
Last Action: 05/06/2013 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the burden of establishing the value of property in certain protests to an appraisal review board.

HB 2724 Author: Otto
Last Action: 05/02/2013 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain state property in Walker County from the Texas Board of Criminal Justice to the board of regents of the Texas State University System.

HB 3188 Author: Otto
Sponsor: Williams
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.

HB 3189 Author: Otto
Last Action: 03/27/2013 H Referred to Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to the qualifications of certain electric generation projects for programs designed to encourage the capture and utilization of carbon dioxide for use in enhanced oil recovery.

HB 3190 Author: Otto
Last Action: 04/15/2013 H No action taken in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to economic development incentives for firearm and ammunition manufacturers.

HB 3191 Author: Otto
Last Action: 04/30/2013 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University.

HB 3192 Author: Otto
Last Action: 04/29/2013 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the operation of the special prosecution unit.

HB 3193 Author: Otto | Villarreal | Hilderbran | Thompson, Senfronia | Leach
Last Action: 05/07/2013 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to expedited binding arbitration of appraisal review board orders; repealing the fee for that form of arbitration.

HB 3437 Author: Otto
Last Action: 05/14/2013 S Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the procedure for obtaining an allocation for ad valorem tax purposes of the value of certain property that is used in this state and outside this state.

HB 3438 Author: Otto | Button
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a person to serve on the appraisal review board of an appraisal district.

HB 3439 Author: Otto | Button
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the representation of a property owner by an agent in a property tax matter.

HB 3440 Author: Otto | Button
Last Action: 05/13/2013 S Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the authority of a member of an appraisal review board of an appraisal district to perform the duties and functions of a member.

HB 3441 Author: Otto | Button
Last Action: 05/13/2013 S Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the deadline for filing certain appeals of certain appraisal review board orders.

HB 3442 Author: Otto
Last Action: 05/14/2013 S Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the obligation of an appraisal review board to respond to a property owner's request to postpone a hearing of the board.

HB 3443 Author: Otto | Button
Last Action: 05/13/2013 S Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the persons entitled to intervene in an appeal to a district court of an ad valorem tax-related matter.

HB 3444 Author: Otto
Last Action: 04/15/2013 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to eligibility to serve as an arbitrator in a binding arbitration of an appeal of an appraisal review board order.

HB 3445 Author: Otto
Last Action: 05/07/2013 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the date by which an appraisal review board must hear a property tax protest, petition, or motion.

HB 3446 Author: Otto
Last Action: 04/15/2013 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the distribution by the appraisal review board of an appraisal district of written opinions, memoranda, or analyses of law drafted by the attorney for the board.

HB 3536 Author: Otto | Turner, Sylvester | Howard | Zerwas
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to imposing a fee on the sale of cigarettes and cigarette tobacco products manufactured by certain companies; providing penalties.

HR 267 Author: Otto
Last Action: 01/30/2013 H Reported enrolled: Jan 30 2013 5:53PM
Caption: Recognizing January 30, 2013, as CASA Day at the Capitol.

HR 325 Author: Otto
Last Action: 02/06/2013 H Reported enrolled: Feb 6 2013 6:03PM
Caption: Recognizing February 6, 2013, as I-69 Day at the State Capitol.

HR 583 Author: Otto
Last Action: 03/13/2013 H Reported enrolled: Mar 13 2013 8:09PM
Caption: Congratulating Sam Houston State University football coach Willie Fritz on being named the Liberty Mutual NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Coach of the Year for 2012 and commending him for guiding his team to its second consecutive Southland Conference championship.

HR 3094 Author: Otto
Last Action: 05/28/2013 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2013 8:32PM
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 6.

Joint Author (17):
HB 224 Author: Huberty | Price | Pitts | Otto
Last Action: 02/19/2013 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of a public school student's performance on an end-of-course assessment instrument in determining the student's final grade for the course.

HB 414 Author: Button | Hilderbran | Murphy | Eiland | Otto
Last Action: 03/18/2013 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain research and development activities.

HB 487 Author: Bell | Clardy | Otto | Guerra | Flynn
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/24/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to liability of certain persons assisting in man-made or natural disasters.

HB 515 Author: Pitts | Otto
Last Action: 02/13/2013 H Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the remittance of certain taxes and fees and the allocation of certain state money.

HB 711 Author: Murphy | Harless | Huberty | Flynn | Otto
Last Action: 04/25/2013 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the computation of an electric utility's income taxes.

HB 742 Author: Strama | Villarreal | Otto | Anchia | Villalba
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to a grant program for certain school districts to provide summer instruction primarily for students who are educationally disadvantaged and summer teaching opportunities for high-performing, new, and student teachers.

HB 1043 Author: Lewis | Farrar | Otto | Paddie
Sponsor: Duncan
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the offense of the unauthorized duplication of certain recordings.

HB 1781 Author: King, Ken | Otto | Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a limitation on sanctions imposed on school districts for the sale of foods of minimal nutritional value.

HB 2543 Author: Eiland | Otto
Last Action: 04/09/2013 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to changing the manner in which the tax on mixed beverages is imposed.

HB 2684 Author: Button | Otto | Bohac | Strama | Ashby
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/20/2013 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 20 2013 12:40PM
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax for certain political subdivision corporations.

HB 2765 Author: Branch | Otto | Pitts | Villalba
Last Action: 05/10/2013 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas competitive knowledge fund to support excellence at qualifying institutions of higher education.

HB 3572 Author: Hilderbran | Eiland | Otto | Bohac | Alvarado
Sponsor: Williams
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to the administration, collection, and enforcement of taxes on mixed beverages; imposing a tax on sales of mixed beverages; decreasing the rate of the current tax on mixed beverages.

HB 3574 Author: Orr | Howard | Otto | Darby | Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 05/13/2013 S Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the authority of the School Land Board to designate certain revenue for deposit in the real estate special fund account of the permanent school fund.

HR 24 Author: Raney | Otto | Hilderbran | Aycock | Dukes
Last Action: 12/10/2012 H Filed
Caption: Congratulating Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M University on winning the 2012 Heisman Trophy.

HR 251 Author: Raney | Aycock | Hilderbran | Dukes | Otto
Last Action: 02/06/2013 H Reported enrolled: Feb 6 2013 6:47PM
Caption: Honoring the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel.

HR 304 Author: Raney | Kacal | Larson | Otto | Wu
Last Action: 02/05/2013 H Reported enrolled: Feb 5 2013 6:56PM
Caption: Welcoming participants of the Chancellor's Student Advisory Council of The Texas A&M University System to the State Capitol.

HR 1409 Author: Pitts | Ashby | Otto | Workman | Raney
Last Action: 04/23/2013 H Reported enrolled: Apr 23 2013 5:41PM
Caption: Honoring U.S. Army veteran Roy May, Jr., for his service to his country.

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