Bills Referred Today for 1/26/2015

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Monday

January 26, 2015





Committee referral on the following:


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.

Administration


SB 21 Zaffirini

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

Higher Education


SB 22 Zaffirini

Relating to outcomes-based funding for general academic teaching institutions.

Higher Education


SB 23 Zaffirini

Relating to providing free full-day prekindergarten for certain children.

Education


SB 24 Zaffirini

Relating to training for members of the governing board of a public institution of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 25 Zaffirini

Relating to the use of a portable wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating an offense; providing penalties.

Transportation


SB 26 Zaffirini

Relating to state government worksite breast-feeding policies.

Business & Commerce


SB 27 Zaffirini

Relating to the online broadcast of open meetings of institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 28 Zaffirini

Relating to immunity from liability for public and open-enrollment charter school campuses that maintain a supply of anaphylaxis medicine for emergency use.

State Affairs


SB 29 Zaffirini

Relating to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.

Health & Human Services


SB 30 Zaffirini

Relating to financial eligibility for the Texas home living (TxHmL) waiver program.

Health & Human Services


SB 31 Zaffirini

Relating to the authority of certain volunteer firefighter and emergency services organizations to hold tax-free sales or auctions.

Finance


SB 32 Zaffirini

Relating to the services provided by a colonia self-help center.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 33 Zaffirini

Relating to the offense of hazing.

Criminal Justice


SB 34 Zaffirini

Relating to a report concerning information security for this state's information resources.

Business & Commerce


SB 35 Zaffirini

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

Business & Commerce


SB 36 Zaffirini

Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to maintain an inventory of postsecondary educational programs and services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Higher Education


SB 37 Zaffirini

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

Higher Education


SB 38 Zaffirini

Relating to creation of an employment-first task force advisory committee.

Health & Human Services


SB 39 Zaffirini

Relating to the preference given by state and local governmental entities, including public institutions of higher education, to agricultural products produced or grown in this state.

Business & Commerce


SB 40 Zaffirini

Relating to leave for junior college district or university system employees who are physically assaulted while on duty.

Higher Education


SB 41 Zaffirini

Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 42 Zaffirini

Relating to the selection process for student members of the board of regents of a state university or state university system.

Higher Education


SB 43 Zaffirini

Relating to the institutions of higher education eligible to participate in the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship program.

Higher Education


SB 44 Zaffirini

Relating to matching private grants given to enhance additional research activities at institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 45 Zaffirini/ Uresti

Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 37 as the Trooper Terry Wayne Miller Memorial Highway.

Transportation


SB 46 Zaffirini

Relating to the confidentiality of certain property tax appraisal photographs.

Business & Commerce


SB 47 Zaffirini

Relating to a study concerning enforcement of following distance laws in this state.

Transportation


SB 48 Zaffirini

Relating to the events eligible for funding from the Major Events trust fund.

Business & Commerce


SB 49 Zaffirini

Relating to the transfer of a student from the school district of the student's residence to another district.

Education


SB 50 Zaffirini

Relating to ad valorem tax liens on personal property.

Finance


SB 51 Zaffirini

Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners and the imposition of a fee on eight-liner owners; providing penalties.

State Affairs


SB 52 Nelson

Relating to the computation of the franchise tax; decreasing the rates of the franchise tax.

Finance


SB 53 Nelson

Relating to strategic fiscal reviews for state agencies and programs.

Finance


SB 54 Nelson

Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

Health & Human Services


SB 55 Nelson

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

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 56 Nelson

Relating to the resident physician expansion grant program.

Higher Education


SB 57 Nelson

Relating to information collected by a regional tollway authority.

Transportation


SB 58 Nelson

Relating to the enforcement of commercial vehicle safety standards by certain counties.

Transportation


SB 59 Nelson

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

Business & Commerce


SB 60 Nelson

Relating to children's advocacy centers.

State Affairs


SB 61 Huffines

Relating to the allocation and use of revenue derived from certain transportation-related taxes.

Finance


SB 62 Huffines

Relating to accounting for, and recovery from the federal government of, costs incurred by this state as a result of the presence of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States.

Finance


SB 63 Huffines

Relating to the qualifications for and time that a person may serve in certain offices.

State Affairs


SB 64 Huffines

Relating to appellate court procedures and deadlines in a civil action.

State Affairs


SB 65 Ellis

Relating to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 66 Hinojosa

Relating to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on public and open-enrollment charter school campuses and at off-campus school-sanctioned events.

Education


SB 67 Ellis

Relating to the minimum wage.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 68 Ellis

Relating to the minimum wage, including authorizing a county or municipality to establish a minimum wage.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 69 Ellis

Relating to a notification requirement if a public school campus or open-enrollment charter school does not have a nurse assigned to the campus during all instructional hours.

Education


SB 70 Ellis

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

Finance


SB 71 Ellis

Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as recreational, park, or scenic land.

Finance


SB 72 Ellis

Relating to the availability of free prekindergarten programs in public schools.

Education


SB 73 Ellis

Relating to limits on the size of prekindergarten classes in public schools.

Education


SB 74 Ellis

Relating to placing the State Board of Education under periodic review by the Sunset Advisory Commission.

Education


SB 75 Ellis

Relating to insurer rating practices requiring prior approval.

Business & Commerce


SB 76 Ellis

Relating to prohibition of certain insurance discrimination.

Business & Commerce


SB 77 Ellis

Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 78 Ellis

Relating to the matters to be considered in developing the state water plan.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 79 Ellis

Relating to prohibition of the use of credit scoring in underwriting and rating certain personal lines of insurance coverage.

Business & Commerce


SB 80 Ellis

Relating to a periodic review of state and local tax preferences.

Finance


SB 81 Ellis

Relating to the creation of a commission to examine and prevent wrongful convictions.

Criminal Justice


SB 82 Ellis

Relating to community supervision for certain drug possession offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 83 Ellis

Relating to prohibited deceptive or disenfranchising practices regarding an election; providing penalties.

State Affairs


SB 84 Ellis

Relating to the registration of voters at a polling place and related procedures.

State Affairs


SB 85 Ellis

Relating to the eligibility of certain persons younger than 18 years of age to preregister to vote.

State Affairs


SB 86 Ellis

Relating to early voting by mail by any qualified voter.

State Affairs


SB 87 Ellis

Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties.

Health & Human Services


SB 88 Ellis

Relating to health education curriculum and instruction in public schools.

Education


SB 89 Ellis

Relating to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Health & Human Services


SB 90 Ellis

Relating to notice and prior approval of health benefit plan rates.

Business & Commerce


SB 91 Ellis

Relating to a restriction on charges charged for certain extensions of consumer credit that a credit access business obtains for a consumer or assists a consumer in obtaining.

Business & Commerce


SB 92 Ellis

Relating to regulation of certain credit services organizations and to certain extensions of consumer credit the organizations obtain for a consumer or assist a consumer in obtaining.

Business & Commerce


SB 93 Ellis

Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program.

Transportation


SB 94 Hinojosa/ Nelson

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

Business & Commerce


SB 95 Hinojosa

Relating to the state's burden of proof in certain criminal asset forfeiture proceedings.

Criminal Justice


SB 96 Hinojosa

Relating to a prohibition on the use and possession of vapor products on school property.

Education


SB 97 Hinojosa

Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of vapor products; authorizing a fee; creating offenses.

Health & Human Services


SB 98 Hinojosa/ Rodríguez

Relating to authorizing a marriage between two persons of the same sex in this state and repealing the statutory prohibition against the recognition of a civil union or similar relationship entered into in another state between two persons of the same sex.

State Affairs


SB 99 Hinojosa

Relating to the supervised reentry into the community of certain inmates nearing their date of discharge from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice


SB 100 Hinojosa

Relating to the enterprise zone program.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 356 Hancock

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

Administration