Regular Order of Business for 4/1/2015



April 1, 2015


(Calendar Order)


(Second Reading)

SJR 26 Hancock

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items.

SJR 22 Creighton/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.

SJR 39 Fraser

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.


(Second Reading)

SCR 1 Creighton/ et al.

Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.


(Third Reading)

SB 267 (CS)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of the rental or leasing of housing accommodations.


(Second Reading)

SB 356 Hancock

Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.

SB 541 Taylor, Van

Relating to the eligibility of presidential general election debates for distributions from a Major Events trust fund.

SB 488 (LC)Seliger/ et al.

Relating to the criteria for awarding the Texas Purple Heart Medal to members of the armed forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.

SB 408 (LC)Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business in awarding certain county contracts.

SB 569 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to the presumption of abandonment of certain tangible personal property held by a county.

SB 209 (LC)Hinojosa/ Birdwell/ Campbell/ Nelson/ Schwertner

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, including assumption of the duties of the Texas Skill Standards Board.

SB 529 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the eligibility of a landman for unemployment compensation.

SB 722 Perry/ et al.

Relating to a disqualification for unemployment benefits for refusing to take or failing a preemployment drug test.

SB 193 (LC)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military medals.

SB 60 (LC)Nelson

Relating to video recordings made by children's advocacy centers.

SB 287 (LC)West

Relating to the elimination of certain court fees and costs.

SB 450 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the liability of a political subdivision of this state for certain claims relating to land acquired by the political subdivision under certain circumstances.

SB 462 (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to authorizing a revocable deed that transfers real property at the transferor's death.

SB 463 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the restructuring of certain fund accounts of the Texas County and District Retirement System.

SB 527 (CS) (LC)Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield Memorial Highway.

SB 55 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

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

SB 660 (LC)Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to regional coordinators within the veteran entrepreneur program.

SB 713 Hall/ et al.

Relating to general officers within the state military department.

SB 835 Taylor, Van/ et al.

Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of fraudulent or fictitious military record.

SB 236 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the punishment of certain controlled substance offenses committed in a drug-free zone.

SB 759 Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the repeal of certain state taxes.

SB 551 (LC)Seliger

Relating to the duty of the Water Conservation Advisory Council to submit a report and recommendations regarding water conservation in this state.

SB 10 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, and offenses involving insurance fraud or the imposition of the motor fuels tax.

SB 314 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to appointment of a nonparent as managing conservator of a child.

SB 815 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to a temporary restraining order for preservation of property and protection of the parties in a suit for the dissolution of marriage.

SB 822 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the applicability of certain definitions and certain laws governing attorneys ad litem, guardians ad litem, and amicus attorneys in family law proceedings.

SB 932 (LC)Fraser

Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to retain assistance for federal proceedings affecting certain electric utilities and consumers.

SB 775 (LC)Fraser

Relating to the repeal of the goal for natural gas use.

SB 734 (LC)Fraser

Relating to the setting of annual interest rates for utility deposits by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

SB 444 Hall/ et al.

Relating to the exercise of eminent domain by certain toll road corporations.

SB 347 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the governing board of the Trinity Valley Community College District.

SB 345 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of breach of computer security.

SB 638 (CS) (LC)Nichols

Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Transportation to the Shepherd Independent School District; requiring the payment of certain transaction fees.

SB 742 (CS) (LC)Ellis

Relating to the issuance of Texas Medical Center specialty license plates.

SB 807 (CS) (LC)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.

SB 3 (CS)Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Public Safety, military and law enforcement training, and the investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention of certain offenses; creating an offense and increasing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.

SB 679 (LC)Nelson

Relating to public meetings of joint airport boards.

SB 59 (LC)Nelson

Relating to exempting the procurement of services for victims of family violence from competitive bidding requirements.

SB 653 Eltife

Relating to increasing the amount of burial benefits required to be paid by an insurance carrier under the workers' compensation system.

SB 656 Eltife

Relating to perpetual care cemeteries.

SB 657 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the appointment of the commissioners of certain financial regulatory agencies by the Finance Commission of Texas.

SB 680 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages in areas annexed or owned by certain municipalities.

SB 700 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the use of electronic processes by and electronic information submitted to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission; authorizing a fee.

SB 784 (LC)Eltife

Relating to collection and use of certain information reported to and by the Texas Department of Insurance and certain approval authority and hearings held in connection with reported information.

SB 641 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to debit card or stored value card surcharges; providing a civil penalty.

SB 859 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to partnerships and limited liability companies.

SB 860 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to corporations and fundamental business transactions.

SB 177 (A)Seliger/ et al.

Relating to the governance of public institutions of higher education in this state.

SB 203 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Health Services Authority as a quasi-governmental entity and the electronic exchange of health care information.

SB 292 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to a request for a waiver of the waiting period before human remains may be cremated.

SB 519 (CS)Schwertner

Relating to the registration of dental support organizations; imposing a fee; requiring an occupational registration; providing a civil penalty.

SB 460 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the licensing and regulation of pharmacists and pharmacies.

SB 814 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to waivers of citation in certain family law suits.

SB 909 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the county courts at law in Bexar County.

SB 940 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Van

Relating to the notification duties of a state governmental entity with public retirement system investment holdings in Sudan or Iran.

SB 1165 Fraser/ Campbell/ Eltife/ Lucio/ Seliger

Relating to the express preemption of regulation of oil and gas operations and the exclusive jurisdiction of those operations by the state.

SB 804 (LC)Seliger

Relating to the period of eligibility for support from the universal service plan for certain providers.

SB 1066 Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to continuing eligibility requirements for institutions of higher education to participate in the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program.

SB 596 (LC)Estes

Relating to the imposition of the student centers fee at Texas Woman's University.

SB 108 (CS) (LC)Whitmire

Relating to certain criminal procedures for misdemeanor offenses committed by children.

SB 344 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of online solicitation of a minor.

SB 578 (LC)Hinojosa/ Rodríguez

Relating to providing inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice with information regarding reentry and reintegration resources.

SB 159 (LC)Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to certification requirements for teachers in bilingual education.

SB 892 (CS)Seliger

Relating to educator preparation programs and teacher certification examinations.

SB 505 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to painting and marking requirements for certain meteorological evaluation towers; creating an offense.

SB 394 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to the use of supplemental environmental projects by a local government to come into compliance with environmental laws or remediate environmental harm caused by the local government.

SB 987 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the regulation of dangerous wild animals.

SB 611 (LC)Perry

Relating to the confidentiality of certain water well reports.

SB 1132 (LC)Perry

Relating to the protection and use of certain products, information, and technology of the Parks and Wildlife Department.

SB 970 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to the failure to handle certain animals in accordance with rules of the Texas Animal Health Commission; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

SB 584 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the indexing of correction instruments in a county index to real property records.

SB 530 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to the licensing of vehicles for hire by certain airport governing boards; authorizing the imposition of fees.

SB 57 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to information collected by a regional tollway authority, regional transportation authority, or coordinated county transportation authority.

SB 188 Watson

Relating to certain insurers' insurance rating and underwriting practices based on certain consumer inquiries.

SB 783 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the development of antifraud educational programs by the Texas Department of Insurance and acceptance of gifts, grants, and donations for the department's fraud unit.

SB 858 (LC)Eltife

Relating to license holders authorized to obtain label approval for beer, ale, and malt liquor.

SB 901 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the amount of temporary income benefits to which an injured employee is entitled under the workers' compensation system.

SB 189 (CS)Watson

Relating to certain practices in the business of personal automobile insurance.

SB 782 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the investigation by the commissioner of insurance of acts of insurance fraud.

SB 667 (LC)Eltife

Relating to reinsurance, distributions, and pooling arrangements by captive insurance companies.

SB 844 (LC)Taylor, Van/ et al.

Relating to the expiration of licenses for insurance agents and adjusters.

SB 876 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the licensing of insurance agents and adjusters; providing a penalty.

SB 760 (CS)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to provider access and assignment requirements for a Medicaid managed care organization.

SB 622 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the physician assistant board.

SB 582 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to education and training programs for food handlers; eliminating the authority of a local health jurisdiction to require certain fees.

SB 791 (CS)Kolkhorst

Relating to testing for and education about congenital cytomegalovirus in infants.

SB 2004 (CS) (LC)Eltife/ Nelson

Relating to deferred maintenance funding for state facilities.

SB 699 (CS)Eltife

Relating to the Texas Real Estate Commission and the regulation of certain real estate professionals.

SB 1191 (CS)Seliger

Relating to the amount and allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.

SB 777 (CS) (LC)Fraser

Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to restrict participation in the retail electric market for significant violations.

SB 774 (CS) (LC)Fraser

Relating to studies on the rates of electric utilities.

SB 633 (CS) (LC)Fraser

Relating to a Pan American Games reimbursement fund, an Olympic Games reimbursement fund, a Major Events reimbursement fund, a Motor Sports Racing reimbursement fund, an Events reimbursement fund for sporting and non-sporting events, and a special event trust fund.

SB 931 (CS)Fraser

Relating to the goal for renewable energy and competitive renewable energy zones.

SB 933 (CS) (LC)Fraser

Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to review transmission interconnections that enable imports or exports from the ERCOT power grid.

SB 893 (CS)Seliger/ Campbell

Relating to public school teacher performance appraisals, continuing education, professional development, career advancement, and compensation.

SB 1117 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to housing services provided through the transitional living services program to certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 1407 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to encouraging age-appropriate normalcy activities for children in the managing conservatorship of the state.

SB 18 (CS)Nelson/ Hinojosa/ Seliger/ et al.

Relating to measures to support or enhance graduate medical education in this state, including the transfer of certain assets from the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association to the permanent fund supporting graduate medical education.

SB 420 (CS)Birdwell

Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Ellis County.

SB 776 (CS) (LC)Fraser

Relating to the operations of a municipally owned utility or municipal power agency; affecting a provision that is subject to criminal penalties; providing authority to issue bonds.

SB 432 (LC)West

Relating to continuation of an additional fee for filing civil cases in certain Dallas County courts.

SB 643 (LC)Creighton

Relating to proceedings held in auxiliary facilities outside certain county seats.

SB 812 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the appointment of an associate judge in a family law proceeding involving a name change.

SB 1703 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the deadlines for certain processes and procedures involving an election.

SB 474 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the recovery of costs and fees in connection with certain eminent domain proceedings.

SB 1707 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to the sealing of certain juvenile records.

SB 125 (CS)West/ et al.

Relating to certain assessments for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 277 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the abolition of certain health-related task forces and advisory committees.

SB 572 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to certain title insurance policy liability and reinsurance requirements.

SB 1077 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the definition of "person" under the Uniform Commercial Code.

SB 94 (LC)Hinojosa/ Nelson/ et al.

Relating to certain fees charged for the adjudication of pharmacy benefit claims.

SB 540 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the hours during which a holder of a retail dealer's on-premise late hours license may sell beer.

SB 670 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the Texas Identification Number system.

SB 875 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the regulation of state trust companies.

SB 899 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the regulation of money services businesses; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense.

SB 880 (LC)Nelson

Relating to certain committees and programs to develop the wine industry in this state through the Department of Agriculture.

SB 979 (LC)Creighton

Relating to individual indemnity health insurance.

SB 387 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to trusts and certain other forms of asset protection.

SB 824 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to civil jurisdiction of, and the number of jurors required in, certain civil cases pending in a statutory county court.

SB 291 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to the jurisdiction of a county court at law in Tarrant County.

SB 481 Hancock

Relating to notice and availability of mediation for balance billing by a facility-based physician.

SB 655 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to own risk and solvency assessment by insurers and insurance groups; providing a penalty.

SB 1301 (LC)Perry

Relating to the governance and administration of the Texas Water Resources Finance Authority.

SB 1101 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the authority to determine the supply of groundwater in certain regional water plans.

SB 1051 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the powers and duties of the North Fort Bend Water Authority.

SB 928 (LC)Lucio

Relating to the abolition of the equine incentive program.

SB 363 (CS) (LC)Fraser

Relating to election dates for directors of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District.

SB 521 (A)Fraser/ Watson/ Zaffirini

Relating to the period for which the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality may grant or renew an emergency authorization relating to the use of state water.

SB 1099 (CS) (LC)Estes/ et al.

Relating to the operation and functions of the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board.

SB 523 (CS)Birdwell/ Estes/ Fraser/ Kolkhorst/ Perry

Relating to the sunset review of river authorities.

SB 855 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the territory and board of the Canyon Regional Water Authority.

SB 1137 (LC)Creighton

Relating to improvement projects of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas; providing authority to issue anticipation notes and time warrants.

SB 1204 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to a waiver of fees by the Department of Agriculture and the Parks and Wildlife Department for certain educational programs involving aquaculture and hydroponics.

SB 1459 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the powers and duties of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority.

SB 195 (CS)Schwertner

Relating to information relating to prescriptions for certain controlled substances.

SB 898 Fraser

Relating to charitable raffles conducted by certain professional sports team charitable foundations; providing penalties.

SB 603 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan.

SB 332 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the use of maximum allowable cost lists related to pharmacy benefits.