Status of Bills in Conference Committee for 5/25/2015

STATUS OF BILLS IN CONFERENCE COMMITTEE



Monday

May 25, 2015




SJR 5 Nichols/ Nelson/ et al. SP: Pickett/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment temporarily dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax to the state highway fund.

5-04Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-04Senate conferees appointed: Nichols, Chair; Eltife, Hall, Nelson, Whitmire.
5-05House granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-05House conferees appointed: Pickett, Chair; Davis, Yvonne, Harless, Otto, Simmons.

SB 1 Nelson/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ 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.

5-25Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-25Senate conferees appointed: Nelson, Chair; Bettencourt, Hinojosa, Huffman, Nichols.

SB 20 Nelson/ et al. SP: Price/ et al.

Relating to state agency contracting; authorizing fees; creating an offense.

5-20Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-20Senate conferees appointed: Nelson, Chair; Hinojosa, Huffman, Nichols, Schwertner.
5-23House granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-23House conferees appointed: Price, Chair; Cook, Farney, Kuempel, Raymond.

SB 55 Nelson/ et al. SP: King, Susan

Relating to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans with mental illness.

5-20Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-20Senate conferees appointed: Nelson, Chair; Campbell, Hinojosa, Huffman, Lucio.
5-23House granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-23House conferees appointed: King, Susan, Chair; Blanco, Coleman, Miller, Rick, Sheets.

SB 459 Lucio/ et al. SP: Alvarado/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs in the office of the governor.

5-22Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-22Senate conferees appointed: Lucio, Chair; Creighton, Eltife, Estes, Zaffirini.

SB 652 Schwertner SP: Farney/ et al.

Relating to excluding a franchisor as an employer of a franchisee or a franchisee's employees.

5-22Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-22Senate conferees appointed: Schwertner, Chair; Eltife, Fraser, Nelson, Uresti.

SB 684 Taylor, Larry/ et al. SP: Bonnen, Greg

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

5-19Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-19Senate conferees appointed: Taylor, Larry, Chair; Campbell, Creighton, Hancock, Whitmire.
5-21House granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-21House conferees appointed: Bonnen, Greg, Chair; Guerra, Huberty, Muñoz, Jr., Murr.
5-25Conference Committee report read and filed with Secretary of the Senate.

SB 733 Fraser SP: Workman

Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of their general elections.

5-14Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-14Senate conferees appointed: Fraser, Chair; Eltife, Huffman, Nichols, Zaffirini.
5-20House granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-20House conferees appointed: Workman, Chair; Isaac, Israel, Larson, Meyer.

SB 1139 Huffman/ et al. SP: Smithee/ et al.

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.

5-25Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-25Senate conferees appointed: Huffman, Chair; 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.

5-25Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-25Senate conferees appointed: Seliger, Chair; Eltife, Estes, Perry, Zaffirini.

SB 1465 Watson SP: Phillips

Relating to creating limited purpose disaster declaration authority for the governor.

5-25Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-25Senate conferees appointed: Watson, Chair; 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.

5-25Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-25Senate conferees appointed: Uresti, Chair; Estes, Hinojosa, Huffman, Taylor, Van.

SB 1593 Lucio/ et al. SP: Lucio III

Relating to regulation of the sale of fireworks by certain municipalities.

5-20Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-20Senate conferees appointed: Lucio, Chair; Eltife, Menéndez, Nichols, Taylor, Larry.
5-23House granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-23House conferees appointed: Lucio III, Chair; Ashby, Bernal, Huberty, Walle.

SB 1750 West/ et al. SP: Murphy

Relating to the requirements for employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program.

5-25Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-25Senate conferees appointed: West, Chair; Bettencourt, Perry, Seliger, Watson.

SB 1828 Zaffirini SP: Fletcher

Relating to the creation of the offense of cargo theft.

5-14Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-14Senate conferees appointed: Zaffirini, Chair; Creighton, Hinojosa, Huffman, Menéndez.
5-20House granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-20House conferees appointed: Fletcher, Chair; Flynn, King, Phil, Koop, Rodriguez, Eddie.
5-24Conference Committee report read and filed with Secretary of the Senate.

HB 1 Otto SP: Nelson

General Appropriations Bill.

4-22House refused to concur in Senate amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
4-22House conferees appointed with instructions: Otto, Chair; Ashby, Davis, Sarah, Gonzales, Larry, Turner, Sylvester.
4-23Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
4-23Senate conferees appointed: Nelson, Chair; Hinojosa, Huffman, Kolkhorst, Schwertner.

HB 5 Otto/ Burkett/ et al. SP: Nelson

Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs.

5-21House refused to concur in Senate amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-21House conferees appointed: Otto, Chair; Darby, Davis, Sarah, Phelan, Walle.
5-25Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-25Senate conferees appointed: Nelson, Chair; Bettencourt, Hinojosa, Huffman, Nichols.

HB 100 Zerwas/ Ashby/ Otto/ Turner, Sylvester/ Clardy/ et al. SP: Seliger/ et al.

Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.

5-21House refused to concur in Senate amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-21House conferees appointed: Zerwas, Chair; Ashby, Clardy, Howard, Otto.
5-25Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-25Senate conferees appointed: Seliger, Chair; Eltife, Kolkhorst, Watson, West.

HB 200 Keffer/ Lucio III SP: Perry/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of groundwater.

5-21House refused to concur in Senate amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-21House conferees appointed: Keffer, Chair; Bonnen, Dennis, Larson, Lucio III, Nevárez.
5-25Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-25Senate conferees appointed: Perry, Chair; Creighton, Hall, Hinojosa, Kolkhorst.

HB 482 Geren SP: Eltife

Relating to allowing the holder of a brewpub license to sell beer, ale, and malt liquor to certain wholesalers, distributors, and qualified persons outside the state.

5-21House refused to concur in Senate amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-21House conferees appointed: Geren, Chair; Gutierrez, Kuempel, Schubert, Smith.
5-25Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-25Senate conferees appointed: Eltife, Chair; Creighton, Hancock, Huffines, Whitmire.

HB 751 Zerwas/ Davis, Sarah/ Sheffield/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to the prescription and pharmaceutical substitution of biological products; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

5-08House refused to concur in Senate amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-08House conferees appointed: Zerwas, Chair; Crownover, Davis, Sarah, Sheffield, Thompson, Senfronia.
5-14Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-14Senate conferees appointed: Kolkhorst, Chair; Campbell, Perry, Schwertner, Uresti.
5-20Conference Committee report read and filed with Secretary of the Senate.
5-21Conference Committee report adopted on the part of the House.

HB 923 Flynn/ Fallon/ King, Phil/ Guillen/ King, Susan SP: Taylor, Van

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

5-18House refused to concur in Senate amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-18House conferees appointed: Flynn, Chair; Bell, Fletcher, Huberty, King, Phil.
5-22Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-22Senate conferees appointed: Taylor, Van, Chair; Burton, Garcia, Hall, Huffines.
5-25Conference Committee report read and filed with Secretary of the Senate.

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

Relating to the fiscal transparency of political subdivisions.

5-18House refused to concur in Senate amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-18House conferees appointed: Flynn, Chair; Bonnen, Dennis, King, Phil, Rodriguez, Justin, Zedler.
5-22Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-22Senate conferees appointed: Bettencourt, Chair; Creighton, Hancock, Huffines, Lucio.
5-25Conference Committee report read and filed with Secretary of the Senate.

HB 1454 Raney/ Fallon/ Guerra SP: Eltife

Relating to property that is or may be presumed abandoned.

5-23House refused to concur in Senate amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-23House conferees appointed: Raney, Chair; Capriglione, Guerra, Kacal, Parker.

HB 3123 Price SP: Nelson

Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.

5-18House refused to concur in Senate amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-18House conferees appointed: Price, Chair; Burkett, Dutton, Gonzales, Larry, Raymond.
5-20Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee.
5-20Senate conferees appointed: Nelson, Chair; Birdwell, Campbell, Hinojosa, Schwertner.