2019 Vote Notices & Methodology
On this page we will list the votes and bills eligible for inclusion on the 2019 Fiscal Responsibility Index comporting to our mission and founding principles. We use the Fiscal Responsibility Index to explain the broad parameters by which we will report on the legislative session, and then measure its outcomes.
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2019 Pending Vote Notices
|03/27/2019||SB 500 - supplemental appropriations||House||AGAINST (violates Conservative Texas Budget and spends ESF funds on ongoing expenses)|
|03/27/2019||HB 1 - state budget||House||AGAINST (violates Conservative Texas Budget)|
|03/27/2019||Amendments to HB 1 (state budget)||House||View notices here|
|03/27/2019||SB 22 - banning sweetheart deals for abortion providers||Senate||FOR|
|03/27/2019||SB 702 - taxpayer-funded lobbying reform||Senate||FOR|
|03/26/2019||HB 382 - subsidized municipal utility bills||House||AGAINST|
|03/25/2019||HB 337 - mandating cutoff switches on motorboats||House||AGAINST|
|03/20/2019||SB 12 - additional spending on TRS without sufficient reforms||Senate||AGAINST|
|03/20/2019||SB 366 - more transparency of registered lobbyist activity||Senate||FOR|
|03/20/2019||SB 548 - reforming TEC complaint process||Senate||FOR|
|03/20/2019||HB 305 - increased transparency regarding local elections||House||FOR|
|03/20/2019||HB 81 - increased transparency for local gov't||House||FOR|
|03/19/2019||HB 234 - deregulating child lemonade stands||House||FOR|
|03/19/2019||HB 92 - promoting welfare enrollment via public schools||House||NEUTRAL as amended|
|03/18/2019||SB 552 - eminent domain reform||Senate||FOR|
|03/18/2019||SB 553 - eminent domain reform||Senate||FOR|
|03/18/2019||SB 554 - eminent domain reform||Senate||FOR|
|03/18/2019||SB 421 - eminent domain reform||Senate||FOR|
|03/18/2019||SB 18 - free speech protections on college campuses||Senate||FOR|
|03/12/2019||SB 500 - supplemental appropriations||Senate||AGAINST (violates Conservative Texas Budget and spends ESF funds on ongoing expenses)|
|03/06/2019||SB 15 - prohibiting certain local regulations of private employers||Senate||FOR|
|02/27/2019||SB 3 - increasing teacher pay raises||Senate||AGAINST (without passage of sufficient property tax relief)|
|02/26/2019||SB 10 - spending outside core function of government||Senate||AGAINST|
|01/09/2019||Rules that empower members to advance conservative reforms, simplify the process, and increase transparency and access for citizens.||House||FOR|
As we have done in the past, ratings will be calculated based only on the votes actually taken by each member, including any clarifying statements placed in the Journals. Absences will be noted, but will not positively or negatively affect the rating.
WEIGHTING & CREDITS
In both chambers, slight weighting is given only to budget amendment and tax-related votes. Authoring and co-authoring priority legislation that receives an up-or-down vote on the floor is positively included in the rating as extra credit.