Energy Efficiency Steps Taken At the Legislature

Omnibus Energy Efficiency Bill Passed:

HB 3693 by Rep. Joe Straus, passed in the 80th Legislature, effective 9/1/07
Authors: Straus, Anchia, Crabb, Phil King, Oliveira
Coauthors: Anderson, Aycock, Bohac, Branch, Burnam, Castro, Cohen, Robby Cook, England, Farabee, Farrar, Gallego, Garcia, Geren, Hardcastle, Harless, Donna Howard, Hughes, Lucio III, Madden, McCall, Menendez, Miles, Ortiz, Jr., Parker. Pierson, Rose, Smith, Wayne, Strama, Swinford, Turner
Senate Sponsor: Troy Fraser

What Does the Energy Efficiency Bill Do?
House Bill 3693 amends provisions of several codes relating primarily to energy efficiency. Read more…


Other Energy Efficiency Bills in the 80th session of the Texas Legislature:

  • HB 3070 by Rep. Mark Strama, passed in the 80th Legislature, effective 9/1/07

    Authors: Straus, Anchia, Leibowitz, Rodriguez and Berman

    Senate Sponsor: Senator Kirk Watson
    Home buyers often do not have a full understanding of the energy consumption of a home. There has been no mechanism in place for informing potential homebuyers about the energy efficiency of a residential real property.

    This bill requires the State Energy Conservation Office to conduct a study to examine methods for introducing information into the residential real property marketplace regarding the energy efficiency of a residential real property. Read bill…

  • HB 2226 – by Rep. Garnet Coleman
    HB 2226 by Rep. Garnet Coleman would create a Tex Sun solar energy system rebate, and the Senate Companion bill was SB 1357 by Senator Rodney Ellis. This bill did not pass in the 80th session of the Texas Legislature. Hopefully it will be filed again next session. Read bill…
  • HB 617 – Rep. "Chente" Quintanilla
    HB 617 by Rep. "Chente" Quintanilla related to counties adopting residential building codes. This bill was left pending in State Affairs Committee in the 80th session of the Texas Legislature. Read bill…

What the Utilities Have to Say:

80th Texas Legislature: Electric Issues Addressed, Association of Electric Companies of Texas, June 2007

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