Regular Order of Business for 4/28/2015

REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS



Tuesday

April 28, 2015




SENATE BILLS

(Calendar Order)



SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

(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 39 Fraser/ et al.

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


SJR 2 (CS)Hancock/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations.


SJR 60 Campbell

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.


SJR 62 (CS)Nichols

Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue sources to be used for the acquisition of rights-of-way for and the construction and maintenance of public roadways.


SJR 12 (LC)Perry/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used.


SJR 30 Taylor, Larry

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions.


SJR 20 (CS)Watson

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision other than a school district to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead.


SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

(Second Reading)



SCR 9 (LC)Hancock

Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees.


SCR 22 (LC)Seliger

Designating Quitaque as the official Bison Capital for a 10-year period beginning in 2015.


SCR 31 (LC)Fraser

Designating Hico as the official Steak Capital of Texas.


SCR 37 (LC)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Urging Congress to encourage the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston.


SCR 33 (LC)Rodríguez

Designating September 8 as Major Jefferson Van Horne Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2015.


SCR 32 (LC)Bettencourt

Urging Congress to expedite natural gas exports.


SENATE BILLS

(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 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 722 Perry/ et al.

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


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 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 177 (A)Seliger/ et al.

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


SB 1165 Fraser/ Campbell/ Eltife/ Lucio/ Seliger/ et al.

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


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 420 (CS)Birdwell

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


SB 670 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the Texas Identification Number system.


SB 1101 (LC)Eltife

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


SB 898 Fraser/ et al.

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


SB 871 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the compensation of county auditors for certain counties.


SB 589 Rodríguez/ Hinojosa

Relating to the award of diligent participation credit to defendants confined in a state jail felony facility.


SB 1704 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the transfer of certain inmates to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice following pronouncement of the inmate's sentence.


SB 380 (CS)Rodríguez/ Burton/ Hinojosa/ Perry

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.


SB 393 (CS) (LC)Burton/ Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to the punishment for certain offenses against property or against public administration.


SB 1656 (LC)West

Relating to the administration of the scholarship program for certain students graduating in the top 10 percent of the students' high school graduating class.


SB 150 (CS)Seliger/ et al.

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


SB 1171 (CS) (LC)Nichols

Relating to the operation of certain oversize or overweight vehicles transporting timber, timber products, or forestry equipment on certain public roadways.


SB 1172 (CS)Nichols/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of obligations payable from and secured by the Texas Mobility Fund.


SB 183 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to the offenses of the violation of civil rights of and improper sexual activity with individuals in custody; imposing a criminal penalty.


SB 1824 (CS) (LC)Campbell

Relating to awarding the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.


SB 1307 (LC)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to occupational licenses for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.


SB 1305 (LC)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a rural veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.


SB 1304 (LC)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a women veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.


SB 565 (LC)West

Relating to designating the first week of May as Jury Appreciation Week.


SB 53 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs.


SB 808 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.


SB 1107 (LC)Eltife

Relating to rulemaking authority for annuity contracts.


SB 1105 (LC)Eltife

Relating to fire inspections by the state fire marshal for state-owned and state-leased buildings.


SB 1442 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the standards for boiler inspection agencies.


SB 1441 (LC)Eltife

Relating to standards for elevators, escalators, and related equipment; authorizing a fee.


SB 1554 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the regulation of rates for certain personal automobile insurance.


SB 1080 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to determine applicant eligibility for a license and to discipline license holders.


SB 1289 (LC)Estes

Relating to the continuation and duties of the Red River Boundary Commission.


SB 33 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the offense of hazing.


SB 965 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the filing of a copy of certain records related to the release of an accused person on personal bond.


SB 1888 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to a requirement that a county report the number of certain persons with mental illness detained in that county's jail.


SB 725 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system.


SB 1043 (CS)Nichols

Relating to the regulation of motor vehicles by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Public Safety; creating a criminal offense; providing a penalty; authorizing fees.


SB 913 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education.


SB 35 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans.


SB 785 (CS) (LC)Uresti/ et al.

Relating to requirements for assisted living facility license applicants.


SB 1324 (LC)Menéndez

Relating to food and beverage consumption in certain public swimming pools.


SB 624 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa/ Bettencourt

Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes.


SB 918 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran's organization.


SB 881 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to the dedication of certain wine-related revenue.


SB 1344 (CS) (LC)Huffines

Relating to the removal of a tenant's personal property after a writ of possession has been issued in an eviction suit.


SB 354 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to the transfer to the Health and Human Services Commission of contracting authority for children's advocacy centers and volunteer advocate programs.


SB 802 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in public entertainment facilities.


SB 1196 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the regulation of funding agreements, guaranteed investment contracts, and synthetic guaranteed investment contracts issued by a life insurer; clarifying certain provisions relating to insurer receivership.


SB 1455 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to certain required reports, plans, and other documents prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education.


SB 1008 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the authority of certain domestic life, health, and accident insurance companies to make investments in mezzanine real estate loans.


SB 678 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to coordinated county transportation authorities.


SB 1358 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and strategic planning regarding military bases and defense installations.


SB 185 (CS)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities.


SB 1819 (CS)Campbell/ Creighton/ Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.


SB 1467 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to authorizing the collection of a service charge on certain electronic toll collection customer account payments.


SB 1601 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to railroads in this state.


SB 778 (CS)Seliger

Relating to performance-based tuition limitations for certain public institutions of higher education.


SB 1821 Campbell

Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.


SB 70 Ellis

Relating to reports issued by the comptroller on the effect of certain tax provisions.


SB 1115 (LC)Campbell

Relating to a program allowing certain military voters on active duty overseas to cast a ballot electronically.


SB 1706 (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to a grant program to fund domestic violence high risk teams.


SB 1280 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.


SB 1148 (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to the economic regulation of water and sewer service.


SB 1939 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to contributions to, benefits from, membership in, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.


SB 1792 (CS) (LC)Ellis

Relating to access to a financial institution account of a person who dies intestate.


SB 1968 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the organization of public employees.


SB 1448 (CS) (LC)Ellis

Relating to holding a primary election for a political party in a county without party leadership.


SB 251 (CS)Ellis

Relating to eligibility to serve as an interpreter in an election.


SB 957 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers.


SB 1188 (LC)Seliger

Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring certain researchers to make research papers available to the public.


SB 37 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to a study of the participation of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in public higher education.


SB 1017 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the decertification of a certified capital company.


SB 1596 (LC)Creighton

Relating to authorizing certain private schools to charge fees for processing or handling certain payments or payment transactions.


SB 1133 (LC)Taylor, Van

Relating to the repossession of an aircraft.


SB 1597 (CS)Kolkhorst

Relating to the transfer of the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program to the Parks and Wildlife Department.


SB 1903 (CS)Perry

Relating to the storage and recovery of water in aquifers; authorizing fees and surcharges; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.


SB 1129 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the transportation of a person with a mental illness.


SB 1699 (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the designation of May as Postpartum Depression Awareness Month.


SB 1125 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Van/ et al.

Relating to the application of the motor vehicle sales tax to the sale of a new motor vehicle to certain manufacturers or distributors.


SB 1945 (CS)Fraser

Relating to electricity service provided by municipally owned utilities.


SB 1092 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to the amount that may be donated by contract by certain populous counties to crime stoppers or crime prevention organizations.


SB 1348 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa/ Lucio

Relating to the operations of health care funding districts in certain counties located on the Texas-Mexico border.


SB 1281 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the authority of a local government to participate in a cooperative purchasing program with local governments of this state or another state.


SB 1243 (CS)Burton

Relating to donation of unused prescription drugs.


SB 1279 (CS) (LC)Campbell/ Nelson/ et al.

Relating to designated emergency infant care providers for certain abandoned children.


SB 810 (LC)Seliger/ et al.

Relating to the authority of an independent school district to contract with a municipality for the design, improvement, or construction of an instructional facility, stadium, or other athletic facility.


SB 1200 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a commission to recommend a new system for student assessment and public school accountability.


SB 1003 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the issuance of school district teaching permits to persons who teach career and technical education.


SB 1494 (CS) (LC)Uresti

Relating to the educational needs of homeless students.


SB 1831 (LC)Menéndez

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 151 as the Specialist Dane Balcon Memorial Bridge.


SB 1756 (LC)Taylor, Van

Relating to agreements between the Department of Public Safety and counties for the provision of renewal and duplicate driver's license and other identification certificate services; authorizing a fee.


SB 272 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Special Olympics Texas fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration.


SB 1294 (CS)Nichols

Relating to certain limitations on design-build contracts for transportation infrastructure projects.


SB 1982 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the regulation of certain motor vehicle auctions.


SB 1168 West

Relating to the operation of certain property owners' associations.


SB 1233 (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to authorizing certain distributions of income from a nonprofit corporation to members of the corporation who are certain nonprofit corporations.


SB 1021 (LC)Creighton

Relating to reporting requirements for certain unclaimed property.


SB 862 (CS) (LC)Birdwell

Relating to voting methods in a property owners' association election or vote.


SB 1628 (CS)Taylor, Larry

Relating to insurance claims and certain prohibited acts and practices in or in relation to the business of insurance; amending provisions that are or may be subject to a criminal penalty.


SB 864 (CS) (LC)Birdwell

Relating to secret ballots in a property owners' association election or vote.


SB 1651 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the employment of persons under 18 years of age on the premises of certain businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages; adding a provision that is subject to a criminal penalty.


SB 723 (CS)Perry/ et al.

Relating to mandatory participation in certain TANF employment and other programs by certain persons.


SB 1540 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to the authority of the Health and Human Services Commission and the Department of Aging and Disability Services to obtain criminal history record information regarding certain applicants for employment and current employees.


SB 1560 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the regulation of chemical dependency treatment facilities and certain other facilities.


SB 1999 (CS) (LC)Menéndez

Relating to day activity and health services facilities.


SB 840 (CS)Watson/ et al.

Relating to certain trailer registration fees for veterans with disabilities.


SB 971 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to requirements for certain farm vehicles when operating on a highway.


SB 1844 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the establishment and functions of the Interagency Data Transparency Commission.


SB 1877 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the development and maintenance by each state agency of a data use agreement for the state agency's employees and to training related to that agreement.


SB 828 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.


SB 1878 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to a study on the feasibility of implementing more secure access requirements for certain electronically stored information held by the state.


SB 1845 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to employment of a statewide data coordinator in the Department of Information Resources.


SB 1326 (LC)Menéndez

Relating to the maximum cumulative period allowed for restoration of a defendant's competency to stand trial and to certain time credits awarded against that cumulative period.


SB 1529 (LC)Burton

Relating to the creation and regulation of a law enforcement agency or police department.


SB 1708 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the creation of a governor's program for victims of child sex trafficking.


SB 1838 (LC)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to the definition of peace officer for purposes of intercepting or collecting information in relation to certain communications in an investigation conducted by an arson investigating unit.


SB 2019 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the composition of the Texas Violent Gang Task Force.


SB 1853 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to authorizing the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas to establish a statewide program for the prevention and detection of certain criminal offenses.


SB 1474 (CS) (LC)Garcia/ et al.

Relating to the eligibility for participation in veterans court programs.


SB 716 (LC)Hall

Relating to the methods of delivery for required financial statement forms sent to certain municipal officeholders and candidates for municipal office.


SB 1205 (CS)Rodríguez

Relating to an environmental service fee charged by an institution of higher education.


SB 1464 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the creation of the transnational and organized crime division within the office of the attorney general.


SB 1532 (CS) (LC)Burton/ et al.

Relating to the appointment of an associate commissioner for veterans services at the Health and Human Services Commission.


SB 961 (LC)Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to the designation of February 19 as Iwo Jima Day.


SB 2001 (CS) (LC)Garcia/ et al.

Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Women Veterans Program.


SB 632 (CS) (LC)Fraser/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the governor's university research initiative and to the abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund.


SB 789 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity.


SB 1202 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the value of property that may be transferred to a custodian or other person for the benefit of a minor under certain circumstances.


SB 1193 (LC)West/ Eltife/ et al.

Relating to the deregulation of hair braiding.


SB 684 (LC)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

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


SB 668 (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the adoption of a training manual for certain state officers.


SB 1781 (CS) (LC)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to the euthanasia of animals in animal shelters located in certain counties.


SB 1563 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the authority of the TexAmericas Center to incorporate a nonprofit corporation for certain purposes and to the tax treatment of such a nonprofit corporation.


SB 1147 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to leases and other agreements relating to real property entered into by certain hospital districts.


SB 1454 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to authorizing counties to require the submission of digital maps in connection with the county plat approval process.


SB 1453 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to propose a fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services district.


SB 1780 (LC)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to the administration of rabies vaccine under a local rabies control program.


SB 2034 (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Cameron County Healthcare District; granting the authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.


SB 1162 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning water and wastewater special districts, including conforming amendments.


SB 1356 Hinojosa

Relating to exemption from the sales tax for certain water-efficient products for a limited period.


SB 762 (LC)Bettencourt/ Hall/ Huffines/ Kolkhorst/ Taylor, Van/ et al.

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.


SB 139 (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to use of money in the state highway fund.


SB 904 (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to exempting emergency preparation supplies from the sales and use tax for a limited period.


SB 2048 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.


SB 1929 (CS) (LC)Garcia/ et al.

Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction and the appointment of an attorney ad litem or guardian ad litem in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.


SB 1116 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to a notice or document sent by mail or electronic mail by a court, justice, judge, magistrate, or clerk of a judicial court.


SB 1931 (CS) (LC)Garcia

Relating to the appointment of an attorney ad litem for a parent in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.


SB 995 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to decedents' estates.


SB 735 (CS)Fraser/ et al.

Relating to discovery of evidence of the net worth of a defendant in connection with a claim for exemplary damages.


SB 1666 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to excepting manufacturers engaged in certain commercial research and development from certain provisions of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.


SB 1343 (LC)Huffines

Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation by the Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District of certain property subject to a tax abatement agreement with the district and to the validation of certain actions of the district.


SB 1444 Taylor, Larry

Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.


SB 1161 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to certain purchasing methods by state agencies and local governments.


SB 1203 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to exemptions from the applicability of the Texas Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2009 and other laws applicable to residential mortgage loan originators.


SB 1174 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the insurance reporting program operated by the Title IV-D agency.


SB 1820 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Van

Relating to the exemption of certain vehicles from towing regulations.


SB 1503 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to changing the name of the Medical Advisory Committee appointed by the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation to the Combative Sports Advisory Board and allowing the board to address a broader range of issues.


SB 19 (CS)Taylor, Van/ et al.

Relating to the ethics of public officers and related requirements; creating criminal offenses.


SB 1734 Uresti/ et al.

Relating to the eradication of Carrizo cane along the Rio Grande River.


SB 1360 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of the Aransas County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds and impose a tax; providing general law authority to impose fees and surcharges.


SB 1181 (CS) (LC)Huffines

Relating to an interim study concerning this state's noncommercial hunting and fishing license systems.


SB 2049 (LC)Nichols/ Creighton

Relating to qualifications of members of the board of directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District.


SB 1907 Perry

Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the development of a market and conveyance network for water in this state.


SB 1553 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the interests of certain holding companies in certain repair facilities.


SB 956 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the delivery of personal automobile and residential property insurance policies; adding provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty.


SB 654 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to regulation of rates and policy forms for certain commercial lines of insurance.


SB 459 (CS)Lucio

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


SB 1738 (CS)Hinojosa

Relating to the diversion and use of marine seawater, including the development of marine seawater desalination projects, integrated marine seawater desalination and power projects, and facilities for the storage, conveyance, and delivery of desalinated marine seawater.


SB 854 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the renewal or amendment of certain permits issued by groundwater conservation districts.


SB 1049 (LC)Campbell

Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state.


SB 545 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of real property leased to and used by certain schools.


SB 1655 (LC)West

Relating to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board fees for the administration of certificates of authorization and certificates of authority issued to certain postsecondary educational institutions; authorizing fees.


SB 1351 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to transferring to the Texas Workforce Commission certain duties of the comptroller related to the Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Program.


SB 309 (LC)Campbell

Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions.


SB 228 (CS)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.


SB 1587 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties.


SB 1422 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the establishment of an infrastructure improvement council by the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority; providing authority to impose a voluntary assessment.


SB 626 Hinojosa/ Lucio

Relating to the Hidalgo County Healthcare District; decreasing the possible maximum rate of a tax.


SB 772 (LC)Hancock

Relating to legal representation for certain emergency services districts.


SB 837 Watson

Relating to a common characteristic or use project in a public improvement district in certain municipalities.


SB 1593 (LC)Lucio

Relating to regulation of fireworks by certain municipalities.


SB 1387 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain municipalities.


SB 724 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to the motor vehicle sales tax applicable to motor vehicles used by transportation companies for certain purposes.


SB 677 (CS) (LC)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the savings incentive program for state agencies.


SB 1641 (CS) (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide protective services to certain persons determined to be at risk of future harm from abuse, neglect, or exploitation.


SB 1889 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the definition of neglect of a child, the exclusion of certain information from the Department of Family and Protective Services central registry of child abuse or neglect cases, and the report of certain information regarding those cases to the legislature.


SB 1880 (CS)Zaffirini

Relating to the authority of the Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate abuse, neglect, or exploitation of individuals receiving services from certain providers.


SB 1338 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to an exemption from length limitations for certain vehicles or combinations of vehicles used to transport harvest machines.


SB 1502 (CS)Garcia

Relating to county regulation of the removal and storage in certain counties of unlawfully stopped motor vehicles.


SB 1530 (CS)Burton

Relating to the offense of leaving a motor vehicle unattended.


SB 1577 Hinojosa

Relating to access to criminal history record information by a county tax assessor-collector.


SB 1737 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the designation of a segment of State Highway 83 in Hidalgo County as the World War II Veterans 349th Regt. 88th Inf. Div. Memorial Highway.


SB 2041 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the designation of the portion of State Highway 191 in Midland County as the Sergeant Michael Naylor Memorial Highway.


SB 1928 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the rulemaking authority of the Health and Human Services Commission to provide for the placement of refugees in this state.


SB 1964 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the imposition of additional fees for filing civil cases and for recording certain documents in Hidalgo County.


SB 779 (CS)Huffman

Relating to access to certain medical test results in a criminal proceeding; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.


SB 1864 Burton/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Campbell/ Creighton/ et al.

Relating to requiring a peace officer to obtain a warrant to search a cellular telephone or other wireless communications device.


SB 1330 (LC)Campbell

Relating to injury leave for certain peace officers.


SB 1086 (LC)Campbell

Relating to a parent's right to view the body of a deceased child before an autopsy is performed.


SB 2054 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department to the State Orphans Home Alumni Association.


SB 715 (LC)Hall

Relating to sworn statements and other documentation provided to support the issuance of a search warrant.


SB 740 (LC)West

Relating to the assessment of court costs and fees on conviction of multiple offenses or on conviction of multiple counts of the same offense.


SB 1517 (CS) (LC)Seliger/ West

Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.


SB 1057 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the provision of funding for indigent defense services.


SB 1576 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the compensatory time and overtime pay for commissioned officers of the Department of Public Safety.


SB 1309 Menéndez

Relating to eligibility requirements for issuance of a teaching certificate to an applicant who holds a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor teaching certification.


SB 1241 Taylor, Larry

Relating to authority of school districts, home-rule school districts, and open-enrollment charter schools to establish innovation zones and the authority of school districts to obtain designation as districts of innovation.


SB 1828 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the creation of the offense of cargo theft.


SB 326 (CS)Estes/ et al.

Relating to the amount of wine certain wineries may sell directly to consumers.


SB 1812 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to transparency in the reporting and public availability of information regarding eminent domain authority; providing a civil penalty.


SB 750 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to a report made by the Texas Education Agency regarding the property and casualty insurance costs of school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.


SB 1108 (CS)Lucio

Relating to the creation of regional emergency communication districts; authorizing a fee.


SB 279 (CS)Watson

Relating to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit other than a school district to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the appraised value of an individual's residence homestead.


SB 593 (CS)Watson

Relating to pretrial settlement discussions during a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations and the effect of certain pretrial settlement offers on the calculation of an award of attorney's fees in such an appeal.


SB 1468 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to certain communications regarding the appointment or conduct of certain appraisal review board members; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.


SB 1902 (CS)Perry

Relating to the eligibility of criminal defendants for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information; authorizing a fee.


SB 1697 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information regarding procedures and substances used in the execution of a convict.


SB 1987 (CS) (LC)Menéndez

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and to deaf or hard of hearing driver training for peace officers; authorizing a fee.


SB 1184 (CS)Huffines

Relating to subjecting regional mobility authorities to audit by the state auditor.


SB 754 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to the use of money in the motorcycle education fund account for certain motorcycle safety programs.


SB 1059 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the issuance of certain permits for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles.


SB 951 (CS)Uresti/ 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.


SB 1215 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to a study of the feasibility and benefits to this state of abolishing the property tax assistance division of the office of the comptroller of public accounts and transferring its powers and duties to an independent agency.


SB 1735 (CS)Birdwell/ Bettencourt/ Hall/ Seliger

Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents.


SB 1252 (CS)Hall/ et al.

Relating to an interstate compact on border security and immigration enforcement.


SB 1434 (LC)Taylor, Van

Relating to counting time spent by students participating in certain approved off-campus instructional programs in calculation of the average daily attendance for a school district or open-enrollment charter school.


SB 496 (LC)Watson

Relating to Foundation School Program funding for students enrolled in an optional flexible school day program.


SB 164 Lucio

Relating to a notification requirement if a school counselor is not assigned to a public school campus.


SB 894 (CS)Taylor, Larry

Relating to the state virtual school network.


SB 471 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to reviews and investigations conducted by the Texas Education Agency.


SB 955 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to permissible locations of open-enrollment charter schools created by certain institutions of higher education.


SB 1222 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the authority of the commissioner of education to issue subpoenas during an investigation of educator misconduct.


SB 1170 (CS) (LC)Garcia/ et al.

Relating to excluding certain students from the computation of dropout and completion rates for purposes of public school accountability.


SB 142 (CS) (LC)Garcia

Relating to the appointment and training of volunteer deputy registrars.


SB 409 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the dissemination of confidential information contained in the juvenile justice information system.


SB 455 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to special three-judge district courts convened to hear certain cases.


SB 550 (CS) (LC)Uresti

Relating to requiring dental support for a child subject to a child support order.


SB 640 (CS)Garcia

Relating to automatic employee participation in and administration of a deferred compensation plan provided by certain hospital districts.


SB 681 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to a bailiff administering the selection of names of persons for jury service in certain counties.


SB 1341 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Van

Relating to the transfer of certain court records.


SB 1523 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act of 2008.


SB 1726 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship and the enforcement of child support.


SB 1733 (CS) (LC)Uresti

Relating to the disclosure in certain judicial proceedings of confidential communications between a physician and a patient.


SB 1876 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the appointment of attorneys ad litem, guardians ad litem, and mediators.


SB 1970 (CS)Huffman

Relating to increasing the electronic filing fee for certain courts.


SB 733 (LC)Fraser

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


SB 813 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the use of digitized signatures in certain family law proceedings.


SB 821 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to references to school in the Family Code.


SB 1072 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the removal of a precinct or county chair for abandonment of office.


SB 1727 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the duties of the Title IV-D agency regarding the establishment, collection, and enforcement of child support.


SB 1779 (LC)Menéndez

Relating to the order of candidate names on a runoff expedited election ballot.


SB 1925 West

Relating to the dedication of revenue received from certain court costs to the truancy prevention and diversion fund.


SB 1815 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to fees charged by the Coastal Bend Groundwater Conservation District.


SB 1978 (LC)Lucio

Relating to a voluntary contribution to help feed hungry Texans when a person applies for a hunting license.


SB 1206 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to fees charged by the Coastal Plains Groundwater Conservation District.


SB 1760 (CS)Creighton

Relating to the transparent and equitable application of ad valorem taxation procedures.


SB 2033 (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to the powers and duties of the Galveston County Municipal Utility District No. 35; providing authority to issue bonds and impose fees and taxes.


SB 2032 (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to the powers and duties of the Galveston County Municipal Utility District No. 36; providing authority to issue bonds and impose fees and taxes.


SB 1229 (LC)Seliger

Relating to restrictions on the use of credit card payments to settle claims for health care services.


SB 1485 (LC)Garcia

Relating to the availability of death records of unidentified persons.


SB 963 (CS) (LC)Campbell

Relating to the creation of the Comal Trinity Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or surcharges.


SB 1896 Taylor, Larry

Relating to providing public school students tutorials through the state virtual school network for end-of-course assessment instruments required for graduation.


SB 1567 Lucio

Relating to the applicability to open-enrollment charter schools of certain laws regarding local governments and political subdivisions.


SB 1867 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to excluding certain adult students receiving special education services from computation of dropout and completion rates for purposes of public school accountability.


SB 1771 (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium.


SB 1569 (LC)Lucio

Relating to the applicability of certain immunity and liability laws to open-enrollment charter schools.


SB 2062 (LC)Watson/ Taylor, Larry

Relating to authorizing certain charter holders to provide combined services for certain adult and high school dropout recovery programs.


SB 213 (CS)Birdwell/ Campbell/ Hinojosa/ Nelson/ Schwertner

Relating to the functions and duties of the University Interscholastic League.


SB 1483 (CS)Garcia

Relating to community schools.


SB 669 (CS)West

Relating to state interventions and sanctions against public school campuses with unacceptable performance and the establishment of the Texas Opportunity School District for educating students at certain low-performing campuses.



HOUSE BILLS

(Calendar Order)




HOUSE BILLS

(Second Reading)



HB 1219 (LC)Raymond/ Keough SP: Watson

Relating to a provisional license to practice funeral directing or embalming; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.


HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

(Second Reading)



HCR 43 (LC)Isaac SP: Campbell

Designating Dripping Springs as the Wedding Capital of Texas.


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