86th Texas Legislature

The 86th Texas Legislature will convene in Austin on January 8, 2018 for its 140-day regular session. During the session, TARA will post the latest information concerning proposed legislation, hearings, or other issues affecting members on this page of the web site.

Members will be notified immediately of any legislative action affecting them through the TARA UDPATE - the association's electronic newsletter. For an explanation of RTO legislation passed by the Texas Legislature in previous sessions, click here.

TARA Bill Tracking

Prefiling of bills for the 86th Texas Legislature began on Nov. 12, 2018. TARA is currently monitoring and tracking the following legislation filed in both houses that could impact members if passed. To view a bill and its current status in the legisaltive process, just click on the bill number.

HB/SB Author Bill Caption
RTO Legislation - Chapter 92 - Rental Purchase Act
    No legislation to amend Chapter 92 has been filed
Franchise Tax Bills
    No franchise tax legislation affecting RTOs has been filed
Texas Penal Code - RTO Theft of Service
SB 183 Sen. Borris Miles Relating to a defense to prosecution for the criminal offense of theft of service
HB 836 Rep. Jon Rosenthal Relating to a defense to prosecution for the criminal offense of theft of service
HB 1202 Rep. Nicole Collier Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of theft of service
HB 1797 Rep. Jessica Gonzalez Relating to an exception to prosecution for the criminal offense of theft of service
HB 2522 Rep. Charles "Doc" Anderson Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of theft of service
HB 2524 Rep. Charles "Doc" Anderson Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of theft of service