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CS/HB 603: Taxes and Fees for Veterans and Low Income Persons

GENERAL BILL by Ways and Means Committee ; Gonzalez ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Drake ; Fant ; Pigman ; Watson, C. ; Willhite

Taxes and Fees for Veterans and Low Income Persons; Exempts certain persons & businesses from business taxes & fees; repeals provisions relating to exemptions for disabled veterans or their unremarried spouses; authorizes municipalities that impose certain business taxes on merchants to continue to impose such taxes; authorizes such municipalities to revise definition of "merchant"; deletes fees & revises acceptable forms of ID for adding "Veteran" to ID card or driver license; prohibits charging certain driver license service fees to veterans.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/6/2018 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 100 (Ch. 2018-80), CS/HB 7087 (Ch. 2018-118) -HJ 1006
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    11/8/2017 House • Filed
    11/15/2017 House • Referred to Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Ways and Means Committee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 54
    1/8/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, 01/10/18, 3:30 pm, 12 HOB
    1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 54
    1/10/2018 House • Favorable by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 313
    • Now in Ways and Means Committee -HJ 313
    1/29/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Ways and Means Committee, 01/31/18, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
    1/31/2018 House • CS by Ways and Means Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -HJ 476
    • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
    • CS by Ways and Means Committee read 1st time -HJ 466
    2/5/2018 House • Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 491
    2/20/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 02/22/18, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
    2/22/2018 House • Favorable by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 22 NAYS 0 -HJ 671
    • Placed on Calendar -HJ 671
    3/5/2018 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/06/18
    3/6/2018 House • Substituted SB 100 -HJ 1006
    • Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 100 (Ch. 2018-80), CS/HB 7087 (Ch. 2018-118) -HJ 1006

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  • CS/HB 603, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/31/2018 at 3:53 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Ways and Means Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/1/2018 (pdf)
    Government Accountability Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/22/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 100 (er) Taxes and Fees for Veterans and Low-income Persons Steube Identical Last Action: 3/26/2018 Chapter No. 2018-80, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7087 (Ch. 2018-118)
    H 7087 (er) Taxation Ways and Means Committee Compare Last Action: 3/27/2018 Chapter No. 2018-118, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 841 (Ch. 2018-96), SB 100 (Ch. 2018-80)
    S 910 Local Business Taxes Garcia Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7087 (Ch. 2018-118), SB 100 (Ch. 2018-80)

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    205.055 Page 2 (pdf)
    205.171 Exemptions allowed disabled veterans of any war or their unremarried spouses. Page 3 (pdf)
    322.051 Identification cards. Page 3 (pdf)
    322.135 Driver license agents. Page 5 (pdf)
    322.14 Licenses issued to drivers. Page 4 (pdf)

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  • HB 603, Original Filed Version Posted 11/8/2017 at 3:00 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/28/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 100 Taxes and Fees for Veterans and Low-income Persons Steube Compare Last Action: 3/26/2018 Chapter No. 2018-80, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7087 (Ch. 2018-118)
    S 910 Local Business Taxes Garcia Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7087 (Ch. 2018-118), SB 100 (Ch. 2018-80)

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    115009 - Amendment
    Remove line 48 and insert:
    Gonzalez 1/30/2018
    6:01 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    1/31/2018
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    205.055 Page 2 (pdf)
    205.171 Exemptions allowed disabled veterans of any war or their unremarried spouses. Page 2 (pdf)
    322.051 Identification cards. Page 3 (pdf)
    322.135 Driver license agents. Page 5 (pdf)
    322.14 Licenses issued to drivers. Page 4 (pdf)

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