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ITEMS ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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********** SENATE AMENDMENTS **********

Senate amendment printings:

ELIGIBLE AT 3:00 PM MAY 25, 2015:

HB 3405             Isaac / Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to the territory, jurisdiction, board composition, elections, and powers of the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, including its authority to regulate certain wells for the production of groundwater; imposing a cap on certain fees.
     4 Amendments, consisting of 9 pages total.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 13 pages total.


ELIGIBLE AT 8:40 PM MAY 25, 2015:

HB 2187             Smith / Morrison / Cook / Turner, Sylvester / Phelan / et al.

Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; imposing an administrative penalty; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 3 pages total.


ELIGIBLE AT 10:10 AM MAY 26, 2015:

HB 1915             Herrero / Hunter

Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain barrier island coastal municipalities.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 2 pages total.


ELIGIBLE AT 12:10 PM MAY 26, 2015:

HB 786              Walle / King, Susan / Hernandez / Martinez Fischer / et al.

Relating to the right of a public employee to express breast milk in the workplace.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.


ELIGIBLE AT 12:20 PM MAY 26, 2015:

HB 642              Canales

Relating to an alcohol awareness program or drug education program for certain minors convicted of or adjudicated to have engaged in, or placed on deferred disposition or community supervision for, certain drug or alcohol related offenses; authorizing a fee.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 2 pages total.


HB 1481             Murphy / Herrero / Deshotel / Fletcher / Phillips

Relating to prohibiting the operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities; creating a criminal offense.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 4 pages total.


HB 3106             Huberty / Phelan

Relating to the period of time allowed for appointment of a board of managers for a school district.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.


ELIGIBLE AT 12:40 PM MAY 26, 2015:

HB 382              Canales / Longoria / Martinez, "Mando" / Guillen / Lucio III

Relating to public junior college district branch campuses, including a requirement that the South Texas Community College District establish an extension facility in a certain location.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.


HB 2150             Alvarado / Herrero / Riddle / Moody / Wu

Relating to the organization of a grand jury.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 2 pages total.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 11 pages total.


HB 2926             Anchia / Blanco

Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for at-risk developments.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 3 pages total.


ELIGIBLE AT 12:50 PM MAY 26, 2015:

HB 32               Bonnen, Dennis / Murphy / Parker / Oliveira / Simmons / et al.

Relating to the computation and rates of the franchise tax; decreasing tax rates.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 3 pages total.


HB 177              Zedler / Flynn / Geren / Anderson, Charles "Doc" / Zerwas / et al.

Relating to the research, collection, and use of adult stem cells.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.


HB 1912             Elkins

Relating to employment of a statewide data coordinator in the Department of Information Resources.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 2 pages total.


ELIGIBLE AT 1:00 PM MAY 26, 2015:

HB 679              Turner, Sylvester / Reynolds

Relating to a study on homeless youth.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.


HB 1929             Rose

Relating to the payment in certain counties of expenses associated with the transportation of senior citizens and their caregivers for civic, community, educational, and recreational activities.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 1 page total.


HB 2053             Farney / Craddick / Thompson, Senfronia / Burkett / et al.

Relating to the protection of certain children who may be subject to child abuse or neglect through the operation of the child safety check alert list and training for law enforcement officers relating to the child safety check alert list.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 9 pages total.


HB 3535             Collier / Alvarado / Bernal

Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for certain developments.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 2 pages total.


ELIGIBLE AT 1:10 PM MAY 26, 2015:

HB 2524             Coleman

Relating to legal services provided by a district or county attorney to county and precinct officials.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 2 pages total.


HB 2718             Parker / King, Susan / Rose / Villalba / Fallon / et al.

Relating to a program to allow faith- and community-based organizations to offer supplemental assistance to certain recipients of public assistance.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 3 pages total.


ELIGIBLE AT 1:20 PM MAY 26, 2015:

HB 2521             Coleman / Cyrier / Schubert / Morrison / Cook / et al.

Relating to the allocation and use of payments received under oil and gas leases of land owned by the state for a county road.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 3 pages total.


ELIGIBLE AT 1:30 PM MAY 26, 2015:

HB 1613             Guillen

Relating to the alignment of college readiness standards and expectations and essential knowledge and skills and the use to satisfy requirements concerning high school end-of-course assessment instruments of performance demonstrating satisfaction of certain college readiness benchmarks on certain assessment instruments designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 3 pages total.


HB 2621             Raney / Kacal

Relating to the board of trustees of the Blinn Junior College District.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 2 pages total.


ELIGIBLE AT 1:50 PM MAY 26, 2015:

HB 2398             White, James

Relating to court jurisdiction and procedures relating to truancy; establishing judicial donation trust funds; providing criminal penalties; imposing a court cost.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 77 pages total.


ELIGIBLE AT 2:00 PM MAY 26, 2015:

HB 1841             Bonnen, Greg

Relating to the applicability of the sales and use tax to certain insurance services.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.


HB 2282             Guillen

Relating to the procedures for protests and appeals of certain ad valorem tax determinations.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 2 pages total.


ELIGIBLE AT 2:10 PM MAY 26, 2015:

HB 554              Springer / Pickett / Simmons / Guillen / Frank / et al.

Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of possessing or carrying a weapon in or into the secured area of an airport.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.


ELIGIBLE AT 2:40 PM MAY 26, 2015:

HB 910              Phillips / Flynn / White, James / Riddle / Guillen / et al.

Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating criminal offenses.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 40 pages total.

ELIGIBLE AT 11:50 AM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 2633             Hernandez / Rodriguez, Justin / Clardy / Murr

Relating to the release of a motor vehicle accident report; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.
     3 Amendments, consisting of 4 pages total.

ELIGIBLE AT 1:00 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 1164             VanDeaver / González, Mary / Guillen / Huberty / et al.

Relating to requiring the Texas Education Agency to conduct a study to develop a writing assessment method for public school students and establish a pilot program to administer the assessment method developed.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 4 pages total.

HB 2804             Aycock / Meyer

Relating to evaluation of public school performance.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 33 pages total.

ELIGIBLE AT 1:10 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 4147             Reynolds

Relating to the creation of Missouri City Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 24 pages total.

HB 1364             Miller, Rick

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 1 page total.

HB 3348             Clardy / Schaefer

Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 3 pages total.

ELIGIBLE AT 1:20 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 2968             Guillen / Bernal / Larson

Relating to the preservation of the Alamo complex.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 2 pages total.

HB 2712             Geren / Bohac

Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to large data center projects from the sales and use tax.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.

HB 3562             Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the adoption of a policy allowing a grace period after the exhaustion of the balance of a meal card or account used by students to purchase meals in public schools.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.

ELIGIBLE AT 2:00 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 1690             King, Phil / Bonnen, Dennis / Davis, Sarah / Sheets / Smithee / et al.

Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 7 pages total.

ELIGIBLE AT 2:10 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 2861             Raymond

Relating to an optional procedure for the issuance of a permit by the City of Laredo for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles carrying cargo in Webb County; authorizing a fee.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 4 pages total.

ELIGIBLE AT 2:30 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 743              Huberty / Isaac / et al.

Relating to the essential knowledge and skills of the required public school curriculum and to certain assessment instruments for public school students.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 4 pages total.

ELIGIBLE AT 2:40 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 2641             Zerwas / Guillen / Shaheen

Relating to the exchange of health information in this state; creating a criminal offense.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 12 pages total.

ELIGIBLE AT 2:50 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 939              Dale / Schaefer / Oliveira / Canales

Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants regarding standby electric generators affecting residential homes.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.

ELIGIBLE AT 3:00 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 2665             Moody

Relating to access to and receipt of certain information regarding a ward by certain relatives of the ward.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.

ELIGIBLE AT 3:40 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 1786             Dutton

Relating to the transfer of driver and traffic safety education from the Texas Education Agency and the Department of Public Safety to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; changing the amounts of certain fees.
     Committee Substitute, consisting of 56 pages total.

ELIGIBLE AT 3:50 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 2159             Moody

Relating to requiring the payment of restitution as a condition of community supervision for offenses involving family violence committed in the presence of certain children.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.

ELIGIBLE AT 4:10 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 2185             Clardy / et al.

Relating to the execution of a search warrant for taking a DNA specimen.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.

HB 2037             Geren / Darby / et al.

Relating to compensation and leave for certain peace officers.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.

ELIGIBLE AT 5:10 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 565              Burkett / Flynn / Sheets / Button / et al.

Relating to powers of private toll project entities.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.

ELIGIBLE AT 5:40 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 2794             Farney / Thompson, Senfronia / et al.

Relating to a delayed birth certificate; creating a criminal offense.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 2 pages total.

ELIGIBLE AT 6:40 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 966              Crownover / Flynn / Miller, Doug / Zerwas / Burkett / et al.

Relating to the creation of an optional consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the group benefits program provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents.
     1 Amendment, consisting of 1 page total.

 

 


********** CONFERENCE COMMITTEE **********

Conference Committee Reports:

ELIGIBLE AT 1:20 PM MAY 24, 2015:

SB 1828             Zaffirini

SP: Fletcher

Relating to the creation of the offense of cargo theft.

ELIGIBLE AT 10:10 AM MAY 27, 2015:

SB 684              Taylor, Larry / et al.

SP: Bonnen, Greg

Relating to the designation of certain optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists as preferred providers.

ELIGIBLE AT 11:40 AM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 923              Flynn / Fallon / King, Phil / Guillen / King, Susan

Relating to the issuance of 36th Infantry Division specialty license plates.

ELIGIBLE AT 1:20 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 1378             Flynn / Murphy / Anderson, Charles "Doc" / et al.

Relating to the fiscal transparency of political subdivisions.

ELIGIBLE AT 10:00 PM MAY 27, 2015:

HB 1                Otto

General Appropriations Bill.

 

The Senate requests the appointment of a conference committee on:


SB 459              Lucio / et al.

SP: Alvarado / Alonzo

Relating to the creation of the Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs in the office of the governor.
(Senate Conferees: Lucio, Ch./Creighton/Eltife/Estes/Zaffirini)

SB 652              Schwertner

SP: Farney / Simmons / Oliveira / Rinaldi / et al.

Relating to excluding a franchisor as an employer of a franchisee or a franchisee's employees.
(Senate Conferees: Schwertner, Ch./Eltife/Fraser/Nelson/Uresti)

SB 1                Nelson / et al.

SP: Bonnen, Dennis / et al.

Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in state and local revenue.
(Senate Conferees: Nelson, Ch./Bettencourt/Hinojosa/Huffman/Nichols)

SB 202              Nelson / et al.

SP: Price / Raymond / Dutton / Burkett / Gonzales, Larry

Relating to the transfer of certain occupational regulatory programs and the deregulation of certain activities and occupations.
(Senate Conferees: Nelson, Ch./Birdwell/Campbell/Hinojosa/Schwertner)

SB 204              Hinojosa / et al.

SP: Raymond

Relating to the continuation of the functions of the Department of Aging and Disability Services; increasing penalties.
(Senate Conferees: Hinojosa, Ch./Birdwell/Campbell/Nelson/Schwertner)

SB 207              Hinojosa / et al.

SP: Gonzales, Larry / Raymond

Relating to the authority and duties of the office of inspector general of the Health and Human Services Commission.
(Senate Conferees: Hinojosa, Ch./Birdwell/Campbell/Nelson/Schwertner)

SB 654              Eltife

SP: Workman

Relating to regulation of rates and policy forms for certain commercial lines of insurance.
(Senate Conferees: Eltife, Ch./Creighton/Estes/Seliger/Whitmire)

SB 752              Bettencourt / et al.

SP: Murphy

Relating to the repeal of the inheritance tax.
(Senate Conferees: Bettencourt, Ch./Hinojosa/Kolkhorst/Nichols/Taylor, Van)

SB 866              Taylor, Larry

SP: Bonnen, Greg / Bonnen, Dennis / Faircloth

Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties.
(Senate Conferees: Taylor, Larry, Ch./Bettencourt/Creighton/Kolkhorst/Lucio)

SB 1139             Huffman / et al.

SP: Smithee / Raymond / Oliveira

Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government, the composition of certain juvenile boards, and the increase of certain filing fees.
(Senate Conferees: Huffman, Ch./Campbell/Fraser/Nelson/Zaffirini)

SB 1191             Seliger / et al.

SP: Crownover

Relating to the amount and allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.
(Senate Conferees: Seliger, Ch./Eltife/Estes/Perry/Zaffirini)

SB 1367             West

SP: Anchia / Oliveira

Relating to certain obligations of and limitations on landlords.
(Senate Conferees: West, Ch./Ellis/Eltife/Seliger/Taylor, Larry)

SB 1465             Watson

SP: Phillips

Relating to creating limited purpose disaster declaration authority for the governor.
(Senate Conferees: Watson, Ch./Birdwell/Nichols/Seliger/Uresti)

SB 1574             Uresti / et al.

SP: Martinez, "Mando"

Relating to emergency response employees or volunteers and others exposed or potentially exposed to certain diseases or parasites.
(Senate Conferees: Uresti, Ch./Estes/Hinojosa/Huffman/Taylor, Van)

SB 1735             Birdwell / et al.

SP: Zerwas

Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents.
(Senate Conferees: Birdwell, Ch./Bettencourt/Hinojosa/Seliger/Taylor, Van)

SB 1750             West / et al.

SP: Murphy

Relating to the requirements for employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program.
(Senate Conferees: West, Ch./Bettencourt/Perry/Seliger/Watson)