Senate Floor Action for 5/15/2015

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Friday

May 15, 2015




The following bills were passed on the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:


SB 1362 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

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


SB 1363 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

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


SB 1463 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to improving the delivery of health care services to veterans in this state.


SB 1940 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to undertake a study of health benefit plans administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.


SB 2008 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 539; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 2015 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 152; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 2020 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the powers, operations, and boundaries of The Woodlands Township; authorizing a fee.


SB 2035 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the conversion of the Harris-Fort Bend Counties Municipal Utility District No. 4 to the Katy Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.


SB 2037 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 543; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 2040 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 544; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 2047 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to the territory included in, the composition of the board of directors of, and the powers of the Harris County Improvement District No. 17.


SB 2060 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the boundaries of the Harris County Fresh Water Supply District No. 58.


SB 2064 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 153; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 2068 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the Harrison County Court at Law.


HB 115 (LC)Dale/ Aycock/ Sheffield/ White, Molly/ Larson/ et al. SP: Fraser/ 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.


HB 188 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia/ Price/ Rose/ Frullo/ Alonzo/ et al. SP: Menéndez

Relating to the composition, duties, and continuation of the human trafficking prevention task force.


HB 280 (LC)Simmons/ Capriglione SP: Perry/ et al.

Relating to the information required to be posted by the Texas Water Development Board on the board's Internet website regarding the use of the state water implementation fund for Texas.


HB 389 (LC)Bell/ Keough/ Metcalf SP: Nichols

Relating to the Montgomery County Hospital District.


HB 431 (LC)White, James/ Miles SP: Rodríguez

Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to examine and recommend revisions to any state laws pertaining to juvenile records.


HB 437 (LC)Raney/ King, Susan/ Farias/ Sheets/ Smith/ et al. SP: Campbell

Relating to eligibility to participate in health benefit programs for certain state employees reemployed after military service.


HB 511 (LC)Moody/ Alonzo SP: Rodríguez

Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses committed against a person in custody.


HB 601 (LC)Clardy SP: Nichols

Relating to the premises covered by mixed beverage permits for certain county-owned facilities.


HB 643 (LC)Harless SP: Whitmire

Relating to the procedures for discharging bail in certain criminal proceedings.


HB 705 (LC)Farrar SP: Ellis

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


HB 795 (LC)Springer SP: Perry

Relating to the Haskell County Hospital District; authorizing the issuance of bonds.


HB 834 (LC)Hernandez/ Phillips/ Lucio III/ King, Susan/ Martinez Fischer SP: Creighton

Relating to the criteria for issuing a silver alert for a missing senior citizen.


HB 896 (LC)Hernandez SP: Huffman

Relating to creating a criminal offense regarding the breach of computer security.


HB 931 (LC)Murphy SP: Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to an individual's eligibility to receive unemployment compensation benefits on the individual's waiting period claim.


HB 949 (LC)Lucio III SP: Perry

Relating to the obligation of certain retail public utilities to mitigate their system water loss.


HB 1068 (LC)Zerwas SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 216; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


HB 1077 (LC)Kuempel SP: Campbell

Relating to the membership of the Electrical Safety and Licensing Advisory Board.


HB 1133 (LC)Miller, Rick SP: Taylor, Van/ et al.

Relating to the composition of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission.


HB 1148 (LC)Kacal SP: Schwertner

Relating to the investment training requirement for certain municipal officers.


HB 1180 (CS) (LC)Burkett/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Price/ Springer/ Zerwas/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to certain information included on a searchable database on the Department of Family and Protective Services' Internet website.


HB 1388 (LC)Bohac SP: Creighton

Relating to certain diseases or illnesses suffered by firefighters and emergency medical technicians.


HB 1546 (CS) (LC)Allen SP: Rodríguez

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


HB 1662 (LC)Sheets SP: Perry

Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges.


HB 1756 (LC)Rodriguez, Eddie/ Workman/ Israel SP: Watson

Relating to the board of trustees of and distribution of certain benefits by a retirement system for firefighters in certain municipalities.


HB 1933 (LC)Darby SP: Hinojosa

Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes.


HB 1934 (LC)Kacal SP: Perry

Relating to the Beef Promotion and Research Council of Texas.


HB 1937 (LC)Darby SP: Fraser

Relating to procedures and eligibility for terminating participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas deferred retirement option plan.


HB 1964 (CS) (LC)Clardy SP: Eltife/ et al.

Relating to certain convention center hotel projects.


HB 2002 (LC)Keffer SP: Perry

Relating to the recycling of county surplus or salvage property.


HB 2022 (LC)Smith SP: Eltife

Relating to the maximum capacity of a container of wine sold to a retail dealer; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.


HB 2152 (CS) (LC)Fletcher SP: Estes

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information concerning service members of the state military forces.


HB 2200 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia SP: Garcia

Relating to the powers of the Greater Greenspoint Management District of Harris County.


HB 2272 (LC)Raney SP: Schwertner

Relating to surety bond requirements for reserve deputy sheriffs.


HB 2394 (LC)Darby/ et al. SP: Creighton

Relating to the compelled production of certain customer records by a financial institution.


HB 2400 (LC)Bohac/ Martinez Fischer/ Wu/ Keough SP: Taylor, Van

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


HB 2419 (LC)Wray SP: Rodríguez

Relating to the relationship between the Estates Code and the former Texas Probate Code.


HB 2491 (LC)Pickett SP: Eltife

Relating to licensing and appointment of title insurance escrow officers; changing the limit applicable to a fee; authorizing a fee.


HB 2604 (LC)Dale/ Phillips/ Moody SP: Hinojosa

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


HB 2809 (LC)Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Kacal SP: Birdwell

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


HB 2819 (LC)Deshotel SP: Creighton

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


HB 2878 (LC)Márquez SP: Rodríguez

Relating to certain qualified residential rental assistance projects financed by private activity bonds.


HB 2894 (LC)Lozano SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the election of certain county bail bond board members.


HB 2913 (LC)Aycock/ White, Molly SP: Fraser

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


HB 3081 (LC)Thompson, Ed SP: Taylor, Larry

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 68; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.


HB 3123 (CS) (LC)Price SP: Nelson

Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.


HB 3628 (LC)Geren/ Lozano SP: Hancock

Relating to the adoption by the Department of Public Safety of rules governing the use of unmanned aircraft in the Capitol Complex; creating a criminal offense.


HB 4139 (LC)Bell SP: Creighton

Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 141; providing authority to issue bonds and impose taxes.


HB 4141 (LC)Stephenson SP: Huffman

Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 191; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


HB 4153 (LC)Bell SP: Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery-Grimes Counties Municipal Utility District No. 146; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


Committee referral on the following:


HJR 77 Miller, Rick/ Bohac/ Zerwas/ Fletcher/ Huberty/ et al.

Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress.

State Affairs


HB 114 Flynn/ Dale/ Shaheen/ Parker/ Capriglione/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions.

Finance


HB 118 Flynn/ Guillen

Relating to a fee waiver for a combination resident hunting and fishing license for certain military personnel.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 156 Larson/ Fallon

Relating to the use of proceeds of bonds sold and delivered by a home-rule municipality for a specific purpose.

Finance


HB 283 Fallon/ Márquez/ Capriglione/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Rinaldi/ et al.

Relating to the requirement that certain governmental bodies make audio and video recordings of open meetings available on the Internet.

Business & Commerce


HB 411 Turner, Chris/ Johnson/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting certain telemarketing calls by a credit access business; adding a provision subject to criminal penalties.

Business & Commerce


HB 583 Larson

Relating to donations to certain local veteran's charities ordered as a condition of community supervision.

Criminal Justice


HB 659 Raymond/ Guillen

Relating to the waiver of state park, museum, and other state-operated facility entrance fees for persons with certain disabilities.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 678 Turner, Sylvester/ Otto/ Phelan

Relating to advance notice regarding the housing of sexually violent predators at a new location in various counties of this state.

Criminal Justice


HB 682 Sheets/ Capriglione/ Miller, Rick/ Schaefer/ Guillen

Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty.

Finance


HB 849 Paddie/ Bonnen, Dennis/ Springer/ King, Tracy O./ Bohac/ et al.

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

Finance


HB 852 Sanford

Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to study and make recommendations regarding the storage of biometric identifiers.

Business & Commerce


HB 867 Hernandez/ King, Susan/ Farias/ Blanco/ Martinez Fischer/ et al.

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

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 912 Isaac

Relating to the dismissal of protests against certain decisions and actions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding wastewater discharge permits.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1132 Workman

Relating to the regulation of certain policy forms used for insuring certain large risks.

Business & Commerce


HB 1150 White, James/ Stickland/ Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the sale of fireworks on and before certain holidays; affecting a provision subject to a criminal penalty.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1268 Frank/ Burkett/ Raymond/ Rose/ Price

Relating to monetary assistance by the Department of Family and Protective Services provided to foster parents and relative or designated caregivers for day-care services.

Health & Human Services


HB 1308 Schofield/ Israel/ Reynolds/ Fallon/ Rinaldi

Relating to the method of returning a ballot to be voted by mail.

State Affairs


HB 1390 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to remedies for discrimination by a public employer against a public employee in connection with a claim for workers' compensation.

State Affairs


HB 1396 Workman

Relating to the construction of certain statutes and rules that create or define criminal offenses and penalties and a review of certain penal laws of this state.

Criminal Justice


HB 1424 Lozano/ Wu/ Guillen

Relating to the designation of certain synthetic compounds to Penalty Group 2 or 2-A of the Texas Controlled Substances Act; increasing penalties for certain persons convicted of the manufacture and delivery of controlled substances.

Criminal Justice


HB 1446 Dale/ Márquez/ Herrero/ Moody/ Fallon/ et al.

Relating to reimbursement of certain medical costs for victims of certain sex offenses.

Criminal Justice


HB 1458 Bohac/ Frullo/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Villalba/ Anderson, Rodney/ et al.

Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for the repair, remodeling, or maintenance of aircraft.

Finance


HB 1630 Romero, Jr.

Relating to certain limitations on settlement agreements with a governmental unit.

State Affairs


HB 1810 Giddings

Relating to the sale of prison-made products to certain persons.

Criminal Justice


HB 1829 Thompson, Ed/ et al.

Relating to increasing the punishment for assault committed against certain sports participants.

Criminal Justice


HB 1842 Aycock/ Dutton/ Bohac/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Farney

Relating to public school accountability, including the intervention in and sanction of a public school that has received an academically unsuccessful performance rating for at least two consecutive school years.

Education


HB 1998 Coleman/ Bonnen, Greg/ Walle

Relating to the definition of "non-physician mental health professional" for purposes of the Texas Mental Health Code.

Health & Human Services


HB 2055 Davis, Sarah

Relating to the establishment of a sentinel surveillance program for emerging and neglected tropical diseases.

Health & Human Services


HB 2091 Zerwas

Relating to the creation of the Fulshear Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 4, 5, and 6; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2187 Smith/ Morrison/ Cook/ Turner, Sylvester/ Phelan/ et al. SP: Taylor, Larry

Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; imposing an administrative penalty; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 2246 Villalba/ Harless/ Lucio III/ Johnson/ Koop/ et al.

Relating to the restriction of certain intoxication offenders to the operation of a motor vehicle with an ignition interlock device in lieu of a license suspension.

State Affairs


HB 2271 Sheffield/ Davis, Yvonne/ Zerwas/ Klick

Relating to a pilot program for donation and redistribution of certain unused prescription medications; authorizing a fee.

Health & Human Services


HB 2360 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain residential educational child-care facilities serving victims of human trafficking.

Health & Human Services


HB 2391 Bohac

Relating to the redemption of certain stored value cards, including gift cards, for cash.

Business & Commerce


HB 2493 Parker/ Capriglione/ et al.

Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of the State Securities Board; authorizing fees.

Business & Commerce


HB 2544 Lozano/ Schubert

Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs.

State Affairs


HB 2550 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the establishment and duties of a task force to study and make recommendations on family support and parent education programs.

Health & Human Services


HB 2634 Kuempel/ Martinez, "Mando"/ Smith/ Kacal/ Bell

Relating to the construction manager-at-risk used by a governmental entity.

Business & Commerce


HB 2696 Howard/ Coleman/ Collier/ Klick/ Price

Relating to a grant program for and a study on reducing workplace violence against nurses.

Health & Human Services


HB 2830 Martinez, "Mando"/ Springer

Relating to the duty of a county to refund an amount of $2 or less paid to the county clerk or district clerk.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2835 King, Susan

Relating to the name of the program serving certain persons with special health care needs and prioritizing services provided under the program.

Health & Human Services


HB 2851 Parker

Relating to the limitation on the liability of the nonprofit corporation established by the Texas Public Finance Authority to issue revenue bonds for open-enrollment charter schools to provide educational facilities.

State Affairs


HB 2985 Israel

Relating to requiring the election of directors of certain districts to be held on a uniform election date.

State Affairs


HB 3036 Martinez, "Mando"/ Guillen

Relating to a study on the savings to the state achieved by the expansion of Medicaid managed care in regards to the number of persons served and the scope of services provided.

Finance


HB 3043 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the licensing and regulation of a journeyman lineman.

Business & Commerce


HB 3089 Galindo/ Bernal/ McClendon/ Martinez Fischer/ Minjarez

Relating to fire protection sprinkler systems in certain residential high-rise buildings in certain counties; creating a criminal offense.

Business & Commerce


HB 3092 Rose/ Guillen

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.

Health & Human Services


HB 3093 Guillen

Relating to the value of a residential dwelling that may be offered or awarded as a prize at a charitable raffle.

State Affairs


HB 3190 Villalba

Relating to the authority of certain persons to direct, consent to, or disapprove a trustee's decisions.

Business & Commerce


HB 3248 Davis, Yvonne/ Guillen

Relating to state agency procedures and policies to protect and properly destroy certain information that identifies an individual.

Business & Commerce


HB 3311 Alvarado

Relating to the scoring criteria for an application for a low income housing tax credit and the allocation of those credits to developments reserved for elderly persons.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3380 Davis, Yvonne

Relating to the grounds for and process by which elected officers of certain home-rule municipalities may be removed from office.

State Affairs


HB 3390 Larson

Relating to a written agreement concerning a projectile discharged from a firearm that travels across a property line; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 3404 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to a study on providing care to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 3405 Isaac/ Rodriguez, Eddie SP: Campbell

Relating to the territory and authority of the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District to regulate certain wells for the production of groundwater.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 3439 Riddle

Relating to the donation of property from a state agency to an assistance organization or a local governmental entity.

Business & Commerce


HB 3576 Alvarado

Relating to restrictions on the use, transfer, and sale of housing developments that have received certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3658 King, Susan

Relating to the development and administration of a parent orientation and education pilot program for recipients of subsidized child-care services.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 3710 Blanco/ Guillen

Relating to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a concealed handgun license.

State Affairs


HB 3777 Collier/ Capriglione/ Klick/ Turner, Chris

Relating to the establishment and governance of certain regional transportation authorities.

Administration


HB 3787 Bonnen, Greg

Relating to a claim filing period and contractual limitations period in certain property insurance policies.

Business & Commerce


HB 3987 Farney/ Guillen/ Schubert

Relating to programs in public schools designed to facilitate planning and saving for higher education and facilitate personal financial literacy instruction.

Education


HB 3994 Morrison/ Bonnen, Greg/ King, Phil/ Krause/ Simmons/ et al. SP: Perry

Relating to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor and associated requirements; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Health & Human Services


HB 4077 Guillen

Relating to adding carbon dioxide in compressed canisters to the definition of abusable volatile chemicals; requiring a volatile chemical sales permit to sell carbon dioxide canisters; amending provisions subject to criminal and administrative penalties.

Criminal Justice


HB 4175 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to eminent domain powers of certain conservation and reclamation districts.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HCR 81 Peña/ Simpson/ et al.

Expressing support for the placement of a monument to Lorenzo de Zavala on the grounds of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission building.

Administration


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