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  • Since 1949, the Texas Food & Fuel Association has been actively representing companies involved with fuel, convenience and food retailing in the State of Texas.  Politics and government regulations touch all aspects of the food and fuel industries and the association is the eyes, ears and voice for our members at the Capitol and various state agencies.  The association’s legislative committee, association staff, and the association’s political action committee (PAC) work with legislators to continue our productive advocacy to keep regulations low and to maintain a friendly business climate in Texas.

    The Texas Food & Fuel Association relies on the grassroots connections of its diverse membership to lay the foundation for our legislative efforts.  Contact and relationships with local legislators is important for our legislative success.  The association utilizes the grassroots support of our members with regular district meetings with elected officials throughout the state and a legislative day each legislative session. We need your support to be successful so please consider participating and contributing to the PAC and we will work to keep you informed and to protect the interests of our industry.


    Below is a list of bills the Texas Food & Fuel Association is monitoring during the 85th Texas legislative session.  For more information, please contact Matt Burgin at mburgin@tffa.com or 512.617.4305.

     

    TFFA Emergency Calendar Bills
    HB 2174  Darby, Drew(R) For Relating to the regulation of motor fuel quality and motor fuel metering devices.
    SB 1744  Nichols, Robert(R) For Relating to the regulation of motor fuel quality and motor fuel metering devices.
           
           
    Major State Calendar
    HB 577  Workman, Paul(R) For Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to adopt or enforce certain regulations regarding whether a private employer may obtain or consider an employment applicant's or employee's criminal history record information.
    HB 1031  Capriglione, Giovanni(R) For Relating to prohibiting the temporary closure of segments of the state highway system on days that certain scheduled events are being held.
    HB 1463  Smithee, John(R) For Relating to procedures for asserting claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    HB 1555  Kuempel, John(R) For Relating to the sale of lottery tickets by certain wine and beer retailers.
    HB 2341  Martinez, Armando(D) For Relating to the control of access to state highways by the Texas Department of Transportation.
    HB 3646  Larson, Lyle(R) For Relating to the appointment of the commissioner of agriculture.
    HB 4118  Gonzales, Larry(R) For Relating to programs and fees administered by the Department of Agriculture
    SB 82  Nelson, Jane(R) For Relating to prohibiting the temporary closure of segments of the state highway system on days that certain scheduled events are being held.
    SB 827  Seliger, Kel(R) For Relating to procedures for asserting claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    SB 888  Seliger, Kel(R) For Relating to the sale of lottery tickets by certain wine and beer retailers.
    HB 1908  Zerwas, John(R) Against Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products.
    SB 910  Huffman, Joan(R) Against Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products.
    HB 2839  Longoria, Oscar(D) Against Relating to photo identification for certain debit or credit card transactions.
    SB 1381  Hughes, Bryan (F)(R) Against Relating to photo identification for certain debit or credit card transactions.
           
           
    General Calendar
    HB 153   Schaefer, Matt(R) For Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate occupations.
    HB 513 Davis, Sarah(R) For Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of property damaged in a disaster.
    HB 898   Workman, Paul(R) For Relating to the issuance of local permits by a regulatory agency of a political subdivision.
    HB 1182  Button, Angie(R) For Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of tangible personal property consisting of certain food products held by the owner of the property for sale at retail.
    HB 1294   Minjarez, Ina(D) For Relating to the economic impact of closures on the state highway system during certain periods.
    HB 1793  Pickett, Joe(D) For Relating to the inspection of certain commercial motor vehicles that are not domiciled in this state.
    HB 2101   Frullo, John(R) For Relating to the issuance of a food and beverage certificate to holders of certain alcoholic beverage permits and licenses.
    HB 2428   Allen, Alma(D) For Relating to certified food managers in food establishments in certain counties.
    HB 2925   Shine, Hugh(R) For Relating to the administration of gasoline and diesel fuel motor fuels taxes and the fee on the delivery of certain petroleum products.
    SB 210   Kolkhorst, Lois(R) For Relating to the required repeal or amendment of two state agency rules before adoption of a new state agency rule that increases costs to regulated persons.
    SB 562   Hancock, Kelly(R) For Relating to the provision of surplus lines insurance to certain commercial insureds.
    SB 1089   Perry, Charles(R) For Relating to the certificatioin of food service workers.
    SB 1557   Kolkhorst, Lois(R) For Relating to the administration of gasoline and diesel fuel motor fuels taxes and the fee on the delivery of certain petroleum products.
    HB 475   Reynolds, Ron(D) Against Relating to the minimum wage.
    HB 628  Howard, Donna(D) Against Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products.
    HB 656   Minjarez, Ina(D) Against Relating to employment leave for certain family or medical obligations.
    HB 718   Wu, Gene(D) Against Relating to family care leave for certain employees.
    HB 721  Longoria, Oscar(D) Against Relating to photo identification requirements for certain stored value card transactions.
    HB 840   Ortega, Evelina (F)(D) Against Relating to authorization for a county or municipality to establish a local minimum wage .
    HB 842   Burrows, Dustin(R) Against Relating to prohibiting the purchase of certain food and drink items under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.
    HB 924   Turner, Chris(D) Against Relating to the minimum wage.
    HB 937   Thompson, Senfronia(D) Against Relating to the minimum wage.
    HB 992   Walle, Amando(D) Against Relating to the minimum wage.
    HB 1126   Springer, Drew(R) Against Relating to work requirements for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.
    HB 1370   Springer, Drew(R) Against Relating to sales and use tax information provided to certain local governmental entities.
    HB 252   Hernandez, Ana(D) Against Relating to the requirement that certain employers provide advance notice of employee work schedules.
    HB 285   Alonzo, Roberto(D) Against Relating to the minimum wage.
    HB 290   Johnson, Eric(D) Against Relating to a prohibition on sex discrimination in compensation.
    HB 411  Longoria, Oscar(D) Against Relating to requiring photo identification for certain purchases paid with a credit card or debit card.
    SB 183 Uresti, Carlos(D) Against Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products.
    SB 228 Uresti, Carlos(D) Against Relating to the authority of a municipality to limit the possession, purchase, consumption, sale, distribution, or receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or tobacco products.
    SB 229   Menendez, Jose(D) Against Relating to the minimum wage.
    SB 596   Lucio, Eddie(D) Against Relating to imposing a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages.
    HB 649   Hernandez, Ana(D) Neutral Relating to the protest of an application for certain alcoholic beverage permits.
    HB 896  Israel, Celia(D) Neutral Relating to the repeal of the allowance authorized for the administration and enforcement of motor fuel taxes.
    HB 908   Romero, Ramon(D) Neutral Relating to the sale of certain containers of draft beer, malt liquor, and ale by certain alcoholic beverage retailers for off-premises consumption.
    HB 1047   Thierry, Shawn (F)(D) Neutral Relating to the establishment of a community development grocery store and healthy corner store revolving loan fund program.
    HB 1612   Romero, Ramon(D) Neutral Relating to the authority of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to offer a civil penalty in lieu of suspending a permit or license.
    HB 1939   Coleman, Garnet(D) Neutral Relating to the regulation of the sale of dextromethorphan to minors.
    SB 103 Hall, Bob(R) Neutral Relating to the provision of bags to customers of a business at the point of sale.
    SB 768   Zaffirini, Judith(D) Neutral Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan, including the eligibility for grants for natural gas fueling stations under the Texas natural gas vehicle grant program.
    HB 47   Guillen, Ryan(D) Neutral Relating to the status of powdered alcohol as an alcoholic beverage for purposes of the Alcoholic Beverage Code.
    HB 109 White, James(R) Neutral Relating to the permit required to transport alcoholic beverages between certain permitted premises.
    HB 133   Alvarado, Carol(D) Neutral Relating to the status of powdered alcohol as an alcoholic beverage for purposes of the Alcoholic Beverage Code.
    HB 146   Davis, Sarah(R) Neutral Relating to the use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits by electronic benefits transfer.
    HB 148   Schaefer, Matt(R) Neutral Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used for recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs.
    HB 164   Lucio III, Eddie(D) Neutral Relating to the establishment of a grocery access investment fund program.
    HB 182   Bernal, Diego(D) Neutral Relating to a study of the economic impact of requiring the disclosure of the sales price of real property.
    HB 327   Canales, Terry(D) Neutral Relating to the sale of wine and beer on Sundays.
    HB 379   Bernal, Diego(D) Neutral Relating to mandatory sales price disclosure in real property sales.
    HB 437   Hernandez, Ana(D) Neutral Relating to applications for certain alcoholic beverage permits and licenses.
    SB 1595   Hinojosa, Chuy(D) Neutral Relating to penalties imposed on a holder of an alcoholic beverage license or permit.
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