REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
April 8, 2015
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS
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.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.
Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
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government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.
Recognizing April 2015 as Autism Awareness Month.
Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument at the state Capitol Complex, at a site outside the historic Capitol grounds, honoring Texans who served during the Global War on Terror as part of the United States armed forces and their families.
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees.
Designating Quitaque as the official Bison Capital for a 10-year period beginning in 2015.
Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.
Relating to the eligibility of presidential general election debates for distributions from a Major Events trust fund.
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.
Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business in awarding certain county contracts.
Relating to the presumption of abandonment of certain tangible personal property held by a county.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, including assumption of the duties of the Texas Skill Standards Board.
Relating to the eligibility of a landman for unemployment compensation.
Relating to a disqualification for unemployment benefits for refusing to take or failing a preemployment drug test.
Relating to video recordings made by children's advocacy centers.
Relating to the elimination of certain court fees and costs.
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.
Relating to authorizing a revocable deed that transfers real property at the transferor's death.
Relating to the restructuring of certain fund accounts of the Texas County and District Retirement System.
Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield Memorial Highway.
Relating to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans with mental illness.
Relating to regional coordinators within the veteran entrepreneur program.
Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of fraudulent or fictitious military record.
Relating to the duty of the Water Conservation Advisory Council to submit a report and recommendations regarding water conservation in this state.
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.
Relating to a temporary restraining order for preservation of property and protection of the parties in a suit for the dissolution of marriage.
Relating to the applicability of certain definitions and certain laws governing attorneys ad litem, guardians ad litem, and amicus attorneys in family law proceedings.
Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to retain assistance for federal proceedings affecting certain electric utilities and consumers.
Relating to the repeal of the goal for natural gas use.
Relating to the setting of annual interest rates for utility deposits by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
Relating to the exercise of eminent domain by certain toll road corporations.
Relating to the governing board of the Trinity Valley Community College District.
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of breach of computer security.
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.
Relating to the issuance of Texas Medical Center specialty license plates.
Relating to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.
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.
Relating to public meetings of joint airport boards.
Relating to exempting the procurement of services for victims of family violence from competitive bidding requirements.
Relating to the appointment of the commissioners of certain financial regulatory agencies by the Finance Commission of Texas.
Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages in areas annexed or owned by certain municipalities.
Relating to the use of electronic processes by and electronic information submitted to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission; authorizing a fee.
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.
Relating to debit card or stored value card surcharges; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to partnerships and limited liability companies.
Relating to corporations and fundamental business transactions.
Relating to the governance of public institutions of higher education in this state.
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.
Relating to a request for a waiver of the waiting period before human remains may be cremated.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of pharmacists and pharmacies.
Relating to waivers of citation in certain family law suits.
Relating to the express preemption of regulation of oil and gas operations and the exclusive jurisdiction of those operations by the state.
Relating to the imposition of the student centers fee at Texas Woman's University.
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of online solicitation of a minor.
Relating to providing inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice with information regarding reentry and reintegration resources.
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.
Relating to the regulation of dangerous wild animals.
Relating to the protection and use of certain products, information, and technology of the Parks and Wildlife Department.
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.
Relating to the indexing of correction instruments in a county index to real property records.
Relating to the licensing of vehicles for hire by certain airport governing boards; authorizing the imposition of fees.
Relating to information collected by a regional tollway authority, regional transportation authority, or coordinated county transportation authority.
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.
Relating to license holders authorized to obtain label approval for beer, ale, and malt liquor.
Relating to the amount of temporary income benefits to which an injured employee is entitled under the workers' compensation system.
Relating to the investigation by the commissioner of insurance of acts of insurance fraud.
Relating to reinsurance, distributions, and pooling arrangements by captive insurance companies.
Relating to the expiration of licenses for insurance agents and adjusters.
Relating to the licensing of insurance agents and adjusters; providing a penalty.
Relating to the physician assistant board.
Relating to education and training programs for food handlers; eliminating the authority of a local health jurisdiction to require certain fees.
Relating to deferred maintenance funding for state facilities.
Relating to the amount and allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.
Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to restrict participation in the retail electric market for significant violations.
Relating to studies on the rates of electric utilities.
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.
Relating to the goal for renewable energy and competitive renewable energy zones.
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.
Relating to encouraging age-appropriate normalcy activities for children in the managing conservatorship of the state.
Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Ellis County.
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.
Relating to continuation of an additional fee for filing civil cases in certain Dallas County courts.
Relating to proceedings held in auxiliary facilities outside certain county seats.
Relating to the appointment of an associate judge in a family law proceeding involving a name change.
Relating to the deadlines for certain processes and procedures involving an election.
Relating to the recovery of costs and fees in connection with certain eminent domain proceedings.
Relating to the sealing of certain juvenile records.
Relating to certain assessments for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to the abolition of certain health-related task forces and advisory committees.
Relating to certain title insurance policy liability and reinsurance requirements.
Relating to the definition of "person" under the Uniform Commercial Code.
Relating to certain fees charged for the adjudication of pharmacy benefit claims.
Relating to the hours during which a holder of a retail dealer's on-premise late hours license may sell beer.
Relating to the Texas Identification Number system.
Relating to the regulation of state trust companies.
Relating to the regulation of money services businesses; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense.
Relating to certain committees and programs to develop the wine industry in this state through the Department of Agriculture.
Relating to individual indemnity health insurance.
Relating to trusts and certain other forms of asset protection.
Relating to civil jurisdiction of, and the number of jurors required in, certain civil cases pending in a statutory county court.
Relating to the jurisdiction of a county court at law in Tarrant County.
Relating to notice and availability of mediation for balance billing by a facility-based physician.
Relating to own risk and solvency assessment by insurers and insurance groups; providing a penalty.
Relating to the governance and administration of the Texas Water Resources Finance Authority.
Relating to the authority to determine the supply of groundwater in certain regional water plans.
Relating to the powers and duties of the North Fort Bend Water Authority.
Relating to the abolition of the equine incentive program.
Relating to the election dates for directors of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District.
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.
Relating to the operation and functions of the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board.
Relating to the sunset review of river authorities.
Relating to the territory and board of the Canyon Regional Water Authority.
Relating to improvement projects of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas; providing authority to issue anticipation notes and time warrants.
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.
Relating to the powers and duties of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority.
Relating to prescriptions for certain controlled substances, access to information about those prescriptions, and the duties of prescribers and other entities registered with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration; authorizing fees; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
Relating to charitable raffles conducted by certain professional sports team charitable foundations; providing penalties.
Relating to the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan.
Relating to the use of maximum allowable cost lists related to pharmacy benefits.
Relating to certain requirements applicable to contracts entered into by, and the contract management process of, state agencies.
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects.
Relating to a volume-based exemption from reporting requirements for certain accidental discharges or spills from wastewater facilities.
Relating to the perfection and priority of an agricultural lien on an agricultural crop.
Relating to the qualifications for membership on the Texas Water Development Board.
Relating to the powers and duties, the construction of laws, and the election dates of certain groundwater conservation districts.
Relating to the Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless.
Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties.
Relating to the applicability of the Texas Mass Gatherings Act to certain horse and greyhound races.
Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties.
Relating to the compensation of county auditors for certain counties.
Relating to defining the duties and to the penalties concerning pain management clinics.
Relating to the award of diligent participation credit to defendants confined in a state jail felony facility.
Relating to the procedures applicable to the revocation of a person's release on parole or to mandatory supervision.
Relating to the eligibility of criminal defendants for an order of nondisclosure; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the authority of a magistrate to prohibit certain communications in an order for emergency protection.
Relating to the transfer of certain inmates to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice following pronouncement of the inmate's sentence.
Relating to the authorization of the imposition of administrative penalties on providers participating in certain Medicaid waiver programs.
Relating to procedures for certain persons charged with a violation of a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or to mandatory supervision.
Relating to the punishment for certain offenses against property or against public administration.
Relating to requiring notice of the scheduling of an execution date and the issuance of a warrant of execution.
Relating to the provision and administration of indigent defense services.
Relating to civil and criminal liability for the unlawful disclosure or promotion of certain intimate visual material; creating an offense.
Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.
Relating to the protection of certain children through the operation of the child safety check alert list.
Relating to the appointment of school marshals by public junior colleges.
Relating to the administration of the scholarship program for certain students graduating in the top 10 percent of the students' high school graduating class.
Relating to the online broadcast of open meetings of institutions of higher education.
Relating to the authority and duties of the office of inspector general of the Health and Human Services Commission.
Relating to the functions of the Department of Family and Protective Services and procedures applicable to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, investigations of child abuse and neglect, and conservatorship of a child; affecting fee amounts and authorizing an administrative penalty.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state.
Relating to the functions and operations of the Department of Aging and Disability Services; increasing penalties.
Relating to the authority of a peace officer to apprehend a person for emergency detention and the authority of certain facilities to temporarily detain a person with mental illness.
Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.
Relating to court jurisdiction and procedures relating to truancy; providing criminal penalties; imposing a court cost.
Relating to the commitment of juveniles in post-adjudication secure correctional facilities operated by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and by local probation departments.
Relating to the definition of medical schools for medical residency programs.
Relating to the Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program.
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to alternative fuel fleets of certain governmental entities, including funding for motor vehicles, infrastructure, and equipment.
Relating to the eligibility for grants for natural gas fueling stations under the Texas natural gas vehicle grant program.
Relating to the use of human remains for forensic science education, including the training of search and rescue animals.
Relating to titling and registration of an autocycle.
Relating to the operation of certain oversize or overweight vehicles transporting timber, timber products, or forestry equipment on certain public roadways.
Relating to the issuance of obligations payable from and secured by the Texas Mobility Fund.
Relating to commercial driver's licenses and commercial learner's permits and the operation of commercial motor vehicles; creating a criminal offense; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.
Relating to procedures for certain environmental permit applications.
Relating to the offenses of the violation of civil rights of and improper sexual activity with individuals in custody; imposing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance.
Relating to financial assistance to local governmental entities affected by the realignment of defense jobs or facilities.
Relating to awarding the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.
Relating to occupational licenses for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.
Relating to the creation of a rural veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.
Relating to the creation of a women veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.
Relating to designating the first week of May as Jury Appreciation Week.
Relating to the creation of the State Cemetery preservation trust fund.
Relating to the signature requirement for a sales tax permit application filed electronically.
Relating to electronic filing of certain reports; providing a penalty.
Relating to approval of the issuance of tax and revenue anticipation notes.
Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller of public accounts.
Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs.
Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.
Relating to rulemaking authority for annuity contracts.
Relating to fire inspections by the state fire marshal for state-owned and state-leased buildings.
Relating to the standards for boiler inspection agencies.
Relating to standards for elevators, escalators, and related equipment; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the regulation of rates for certain personal automobile insurance.
Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to determine applicant eligibility for a license and to discipline license holders.
Relating to creating limited purpose disaster declaration authority for the Governor.
Relating to the continuation and duties of the Red River Boundary Commission.
Relating to the eligibility of Elite Rodeo Association World Championships for funding from the Major Events trust fund.
Relating to the offense of hazing.
Relating to the filing of a copy of certain records related to the release of an accused person on personal bond.
Relating to a requirement that a county report the number of certain persons with mental illness detained in that county's jail.
Relating to postconviction forensic DNA analysis.
Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system.
Relating to the regulation of motor vehicles by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; creating a criminal offense; providing a penalty; authorizing fees.
Relating to Internet broadcasts of open meetings held by the policy board of a metropolitan planning organization.
Relating to authority for certain state employees to work flexible hours and to work from home or other authorized alternative work sites.
Relating to public information regarding workers' compensation insurance rate filings.
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education.
Relating to procedures for the management, sale, or lease of certain state-owned real property and the management or collection of related funds, including disputed oil and gas royalties owed to the state.
Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans.
Relating to prohibiting the reidentification of certain deidentified information and the release of any reidentified information; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to authorizing children of Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission employees to be employed by holders of licenses or permits issued by the commission.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees.