Senate Floor Action for 3/18/2015

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Wednesday

March 18, 2015




The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:


SB 197 Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the financial self-sufficiency of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

2 Floor Amendments


SB 273 (CS)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to certain offenses relating to carrying concealed handguns on property owned or leased by a governmental entity; providing a civil penalty.


SB 288 (CS) (LC)Estes

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 16 in Young County as the Texas Game Warden Joseph Marshall Evans Memorial Highway.


The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:


SB 11 (CS)Birdwell/ Bettencourt/ Burton/ Campbell/ Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

3 Floor Amendments


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 331 Burton/ Birdwell

Recognizing Mansfield Day at the State Capitol.


SR 393 Perry

Recognizing March 18, 2015, as Rural Water Day.


Committee referral on the following:


SJR 45 Menéndez

Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish the Alamo preservation fund and make a one-time transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Alamo preservation fund.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SJR 46 Menéndez

Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts.

Finance


SJR 47 Huffines

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods.

Finance


SJR 48 Lucio

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of additional obligations to provide financial assistance to counties for roadways to serve border colonias.

Intergovernmental Relations


SJR 49 Lucio

Proposing a constitutional amendment mandating the legislature to require candidates for public elective office in this state to undergo drug screening.

State Affairs


SJR 50 Lucio

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation structures used to store certain implements of husbandry.

Finance


SJR 51 Rodríguez

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas to conduct all forms of gaming on certain tribal land and requiring the tribes to annually pay five percent of net proceeds from gaming to the comptroller of public accounts for deposit in the general revenue fund.

State Affairs


SJR 52 Campbell

Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital.

State Affairs


SCR 26 Fraser

Directing the governor to award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously to Lieutenant Colonel Ed Dyess.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SCR 27 Hancock

Expressing opposition to EPA-proposed guidelines regarding carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 963 Campbell

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

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1276 Nelson

Relating to the amounts, availability, and use of certain statutorily dedicated revenue and accounts; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain statutorily dedicated fees and assessments.

Finance


SB 1277 Nelson

Relating to training and education for state agency administrators and employees.

Finance


SB 1279 Campbell/ Nelson

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

Health & Human Services


SB 1280 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.

Finance


SB 1281 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.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1282 Eltife

Relating to the regulation of consumer credit transactions and the regulatory authority of the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner.

Business & Commerce


SB 1283 Eltife

Relating to the exemption from certain registration and licensing requirements and taxes for certain businesses and employees who enter this state in response to a disaster or emergency.

Business & Commerce


SB 1284 Watson

Relating to the development of electricity demand response programs.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1285 Hall

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain dealer's heavy equipment inventory.

Finance


SB 1286 Hall

Relating to the use of automatic license plate readers by a law enforcement agency.

Criminal Justice


SB 1287 Hinojosa

Relating to the licensing and regulation of forensic analysts and the administration of the Texas Forensic Science Commission; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational license.

Criminal Justice


SB 1288 Estes

Relating to a prohibition on local solid waste management regulations that are inconsistent with a permit or regulations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1289 Estes

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

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1290 Eltife

Relating to the regulation of the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments.

Health & Human Services


SB 1291 Taylor, Van

Relating to the collection, administration, and enforcement of state taxes and fees.

Finance


SB 1292 Zaffirini

Relating to parking privileges for people with disabilities; authorizing a fee; amending dismissal procedures for a criminal offense.

Transportation


SB 1293 Uresti/ Zaffirini

Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1294 Nichols

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

Transportation


SB 1295 West

Relating to separate negotiations regarding employment matters for police officers and firefighters in certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1296 West

Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 83rd Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.

Administration


SB 1297 Schwertner

Relating to the compensation of the board of directors of the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1298 Hall

Relating to the selection of the presiding officer of, voting requirements for action by, and purpose of the Texas Ethics Commission.

State Affairs


SB 1299 Hall

Relating to rules adopted by the Texas Ethics Commission relating to lobbyists or the reporting of political contributions or expenditures.

State Affairs


SB 1300 Hall

Relating to procedures for formal hearings conducted by the Texas Ethics Commission.

State Affairs


SB 1301 Perry

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

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1302 Menéndez

Relating to limiting certain state-required assessment instruments administered to public school students in certain grades to assessments required by federal law.

Education


SB 1303 Menéndez

Relating to the salary paid to classroom teachers employed by public schools.

Education


SB 1304 Menéndez

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

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1305 Menéndez

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

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1306 Menéndez

Relating to the coordination and provision of certain health services to veterans.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1307 Menéndez

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

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1308 Menéndez

Relating to driver's licenses and personal identification certificates issued to veterans; reducing certain fees.

Transportation


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.

Education


SB 1310 Menéndez

Relating to the administration of and eligibility for participation in a veterans court program and the automatic expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans who successfully complete that program; imposing a court cost on conviction to benefit veterans court programs; changing a fee.

Criminal Justice


SB 1311 Lucio

Relating to the office of water and the water advisory committee in the Department of Agriculture.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1312 Watson

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Competency-Based Education Grant Program for certain students enrolled in competency-based online or other distance education baccalaureate degree programs at certain private institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1313 Watson

Relating to the names of certain businesses.

Business & Commerce


SB 1314 Watson

Relating to the award of points for affordable housing projects that are awarded low income housing tax credits.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1315 Watson

Relating to definition of an at-risk development for the low income housing tax credit program.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1316 Watson

Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1317 Menéndez

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of improper photography or visual recording.

Criminal Justice


SB 1318 Menéndez

Relating to the local regulation of distance requirements for the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages near public transportation stops.

Business & Commerce


SB 1319 Menéndez

Relating to requirements for coaches of youth sports programs.

Business & Commerce


SB 1320 Menéndez

Relating to the consumption of alcoholic beverages on certain premises; providing a penalty and authorizing a fee.

Business & Commerce


SB 1321 Menéndez

Relating to asset exclusions in the determination of eligibility for financial assistance benefits for certain persons.

Health & Human Services


SB 1322 Menéndez

Relating to the ability of certain relative caretakers of dependent children to receive supplemental financial assistance and be assigned as a protective payee.

Health & Human Services


SB 1323 Menéndez

Relating to fees paid to certain credit services organizations in connection with certain extensions of consumer credit.

Business & Commerce


SB 1324 Menéndez

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

Health & Human Services


SB 1325 Menéndez

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

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1326 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.

Criminal Justice


SB 1327 Menéndez

Relating to the Alamo preservation fund and the establishment of an Alamo preservation fund advisory committee.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1328 Menéndez

Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, 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 a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.

Finance


SB 1329 Campbell

Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to the attorney general, to assistant attorneys general, and to federal prosecutors, judges, and justices, and to the authority of those individuals to carry certain weapons.

State Affairs


SB 1330 Campbell

Relating to injury leave for certain peace officers.

Criminal Justice


SB 1331 Ellis/ Bettencourt

Relating to the composition of the governing body of certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.

Transportation


SB 1332 Ellis

Relating to a program to allow faith- and community-based organizations to offer supplemental assistance to certain recipients of public assistance.

Health & Human Services


SB 1333 Rodríguez

Relating to the secure confinement of certain children.

Criminal Justice


SB 1334 West

Relating to disproportionate discretionary disciplinary action by school districts against students of a particular race or students enrolled in a special education program.

Education


SB 1335 Bettencourt

Relating to the period after which a governmental entity must execute an expunction order.

Criminal Justice


SB 1336 Perry

Relating to the construction of laws and election dates of certain groundwater conservation districts.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1337 Perry

Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1338 Perry

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

Transportation


SB 1339 Perry

Relating to the perfection and priority of an agricultural lien on an agricultural crop.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1340 Huffines/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the photographic enforcement of traffic laws.

Transportation


SB 1341 Taylor, Van

Relating to the electronic transfer of certain court records.

State Affairs


SB 1342 Huffines

Relating to the required curriculum for public school students.

Education


SB 1344 Huffines

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

Business & Commerce


SB 1345 Huffines

Relating to quorum and voting requirements for the transaction of business by the board of the Irving Flood Control District Section III of Dallas County.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1346 Huffines

Relating to the regulation of occupations by this state.

Business & Commerce


SB 1347 Huffines

Relating to the allocation of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods.

Finance


SB 1348 Hinojosa/ Lucio

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

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1349 Hinojosa

Relating to coordination of dental benefits under certain insurance policies.

Business & Commerce


SB 1350 Hinojosa

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

State Affairs


SB 1351 Hinojosa

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

Higher Education


SB 1352 Hinojosa

Relating to a concealed handgun license application that is submitted by a peace officer or a member of the state military forces.

State Affairs


SB 1353 Hinojosa

Relating to the provision and administration of indigent defense services.

Criminal Justice


SB 1354 Hinojosa

Relating to state border security activities.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations-S/C Border Security


SB 1355 Hinojosa

Relating to compensation and leave for certain peace officers.

Criminal Justice


SB 1356 Hinojosa

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

Finance


SB 1357 Hinojosa

Relating to treatment under the school finance system for certain school districts of maintenance and operations revenue in excess of the local share requirement.

Education


SB 1358 Campbell

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

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1359 Kolkhorst

Relating to the duties of the county attorney in Aransas County and to the duties of the district attorney for the 36th Judicial District.

State Affairs


SB 1360 Kolkhorst

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

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1361 Kolkhorst

Relating to the administration of epinephrine by pharmacists.

Health & Human Services


SB 1362 Kolkhorst

Relating to the powers and duties and composition of the board of directors of the Bridgeland Management District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1363 Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of Simonton Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1364 Kolkhorst

Relating to electronic filing of certain reports; providing a penalty.

Finance


SB 1365 Kolkhorst

Relating to the territory of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 465.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1366 Kolkhorst

Relating to the allocation to the Parks and Wildlife Department of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods.

Finance


SB 1367 West

Relating to certain obligations of and limitations on landlords.

Business & Commerce


SB 1368 Fraser

Relating to the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.

Finance


SB 1369 Zaffirini

Relating to reports on attorney ad litem appointments made by courts in this state.

State Affairs


SB 1370 Lucio

Relating to a court reporter for the county court at law in Kleberg County.

State Affairs


SB 1371 Lucio

Relating to imposing a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages; providing a penalty.

Finance


SB 1372 Lucio

Relating to authorizing certain current and former members of the state legislature to conduct a marriage ceremony.

State Affairs


SB 1373 Lucio

Relating to the authority of a county to adopt a fire code.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1374 Lucio

Relating to requiring that certain strategic plans of certain state agencies include the goals of reducing the incidence of food insecurity, poor nutrition, and diet-related disease in this state.

Health & Human Services


SB 1375 Lucio

Relating to authorizing certain border counties and municipalities in those counties to regulate land development; providing a penalty.

State Affairs


SB 1376 Lucio

Relating to natural disaster housing recovery.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1377 Lucio

Relating to competitive bidding requirements for emergency services districts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1378 Lucio

Relating to a drug testing requirement for a person elected to public elective office.

State Affairs


SB 1379 Lucio

Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of structures used primarily to store implements of husbandry.

Finance


SB 1380 Zaffirini

Relating to the exemption of municipalities, certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities, and regional transit authorities from certain motor fuel taxes.

Finance


SB 1381 Estes

Relating to optional annuity increases for certain retirees and beneficiaries of the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

State Affairs


SB 1382 Lucio

Relating to regulation of prescribed pediatric extended care centers; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.

Health & Human Services


SB 1383 Lucio

Relating to the licensing and regulation of medical laboratory science professionals; providing penalties; imposing fees.

Health & Human Services


SB 1384 Eltife

Relating to the foreclosure sale of property subject to oil or gas lease.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1385 Schwertner

Relating to the authorization of the imposition of administrative penalties on providers participating in certain Medicaid waiver programs.

Health & Human Services


SB 1386 Eltife

Relating to the sale of beer and ale by certain manufacturers for off-premises consumption.

Business & Commerce


SB 1387 Creighton

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

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1388 Lucio

Relating to cooperation with federal agencies on a guest worker program in this state.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1389 Lucio

Relating to the border commerce coordinator.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1390 Lucio

Relating to improving the accountability of local workforce development boards and consumer information regarding job training programs.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1391 Estes

Relating to a sales tax imposed on the purchase of certain health care supplies.

Finance


SB 1392 Seliger

Relating to service contracts, vehicle protection products and loss damage waivers for heavy equipment; requiring an occupational license; expanding the applicability of an occupational license.

Business & Commerce


SB 1393 Zaffirini

Relating to the creation of the offense of theft of pipeline equipment, oil and gas equipment, oil, gas, or condensate and the unauthorized purchase or sale of oil, gas, or condensate.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1394 Hancock

Relating to protests before appraisal review boards.

Finance


SB 1395 Whitmire

Relating to the medical accuracy of informational materials given to a woman seeking an abortion.

State Affairs


SB 1396 West

Relating to the tax on the sale and use of aircraft; imposing a tax; providing civil and criminal penalties.

Finance


SB 1397 Campbell

Relating to the establishment of a rural resident physician grant program.

Higher Education


SB 1398 Hall

Relating to protection of critical infrastructure from electromagnetic, geomagnetic, terrorist, and cyber-attack threats.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1399 Hall

Relating to abolishing the Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Office.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1400 Eltife

Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

Higher Education


SB 1401 Rodríguez

Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to examine and recommend a plan to increase the minimum age of juvenile jurisdiction.

Criminal Justice


SB 1402 Rodríguez

Relating to expedited credentialing for certain licensed clinical social workers under the Medicaid managed care program.

Health & Human Services


SB 1403 Seliger

Relating to the financing of convention center hotels in certain municipalities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1404 Estes

Relating to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, emissions, state sovereignty and certain actions taken by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1405 Zaffirini

Relating to idling the diesel engine of a school bus or commercial charter bus while the bus is parked at a public school, school event, or field trip destination.

Education


SB 1406 Schwertner

Relating to the protection of certain children through the operation of the child safety check alert list.

Health & Human Services


SB 1407 Schwertner

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

Health & Human Services


SB 1408 Lucio

Relating to the establishment of a matching grant program for community development in certain municipalities and counties.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1409 Estes

Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the mapping of groundwater in confined and unconfined aquifers.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1410 Estes

Relating to the designation of a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1411 Estes

Relating to a water right authorizing a transfer of water from one river basin in this state to another river basin in this state.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1412 Estes

Relating to seller's disclosures in connection with residential real property subject to groundwater regulation.

Business & Commerce


SB 1413 Estes

Relating to the powers, duties, and administration of groundwater conservation districts.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1414 Estes

Relating to hearings that concern the issuance of permits by a groundwater conservation district.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1415 Estes

Relating to the purposes for which the assets of certain revolving funds administered by the Texas Water Development Board may be used.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1416 Ellis

Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle in the vicinity of an unprotected road user; creating a criminal offense.

Transportation


SB 1417 Ellis

Relating to a civil penalty for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia.

Criminal Justice


SB 1418 Taylor, Van

Relating to increasing the penalty for causing injury to a child; changing the eligibility for community supervision and parole.

Criminal Justice


SB 1419 Kolkhorst

Relating to an exemption from the plumbing licensing law for rainwater harvesting by a property owner.

Business & Commerce


SB 1420 Hancock

Relating to notices of appraised value sent to property owners by the chief appraisers of appraisal districts.

Finance


SB 1421 Lucio

Relating to the management of groundwater, including the classification of and the obtaining of information regarding groundwater and the formulation of desired future conditions by a groundwater conservation district.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1422 Lucio

Relating to the establishment of an infrastructure improvement council by the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1423 Lucio

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy taxes by certain municipalities for ecological and space exploration-related tourism.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1424 Lucio

Relating to the administration and oversight of overweight corridors; authorizing a fee.

Transportation


SB 1425 Lucio

Relating to the Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority.

Transportation


SB 1426 West

Relating to physical activity and physical education requirements in public schools.

Education


SB 1427 Lucio

Relating to deposits with the Texas Department of Insurance.

Business & Commerce


SB 1428 Hall

Relating to the use of silver and gold coins as legal tender.

Business & Commerce


SB 1429 Hall

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

State Affairs


SB 1430 Hall

Relating to eligibility of attorneys who hold a law license issued by another state to take the state bar examination.

State Affairs


SB 1431 Hall

Relating to promoting efficiency in school district administration by limiting, reducing, simplifying, or eliminating certain processes and procedures.

Education


SB 1432 Hall

Relating to prohibiting the implementation in this state of any federal greenhouse gas emissions regulatory program.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1433 Hall

Relating to the identification of programs and activities in the general appropriations bill and the review of state agency performance and rules.

Finance


SB 1434 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.

Education


SB 1435 Taylor, Van

Relating to a prohibition on vendor contact with a member of the board of trustees of an independent school district during the procurement process.

Business & Commerce


SB 1436 Zaffirini

Relating to the setback requirements for a junkyard or an automotive wrecking and salvage yard.

Transportation


SB 1437 Zaffirini

Relating to the electronic filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures and of personal financial statements by certain officeholders and candidates.

State Affairs


SB 1438 Zaffirini

Relating to funding sources for the repayment of certain speech-language pathologist and audiologist education loans.

Higher Education


SB 1441 Eltife

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

Business & Commerce


SB 1442 Eltife

Relating to the standards for boiler inspection agencies.

Business & Commerce


SB 1443 Eltife

Relating to the licensing and regulation of auctioneers and associate auctioneers; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; requiring an occupational license.

Business & Commerce


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.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1445 Estes

Relating to regulation of certain segments of the health care system.

Business & Commerce


SB 1446 Campbell

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of improper photography or visual recording.

Criminal Justice


SB 1447 Campbell

Relating to equal opportunity for access by private and parochial school students to certain University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.

Education


SB 1448 Ellis

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

State Affairs


SB 1449 Ellis

Relating to automatic voter registration on issuance or change of a driver's license or identification card by the Department of Public Safety.

State Affairs


SB 1450 Ellis

Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; assessing a fee; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


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