Bills Referred Today for 1/28/2015

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Wednesday

January 28, 2015





Committee referral on the following:


SB 11 Birdwell/ Bettencourt/ Burton/ Campbell/ Creighton/ et al.

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

State Affairs


SB 219 Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees.

Health & Human Services


SB 226 Ellis

Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with an intellectual disability.

Criminal Justice


SB 227 Zaffirini

Relating to the designation of a segment of Farm-to-Market Road 624 in McMullen County as the Game Warden James E. Daughtrey Memorial Highway.

Transportation


SB 228 Creighton

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

Finance


SB 229 Creighton

Relating to the unlawful seizure of a firearm by a governmental officer or employee; providing penalties.

State Affairs


SB 230 Watson

Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting.

State Affairs


SB 231 Whitmire

Relating to certain duties of the Commission on Jail Standards regarding visitation periods for county jail prisoners.

Criminal Justice


SB 232 Schwertner

Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods.

Finance


SB 233 Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to limitations on increases in fees and designated tuition charged by public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 234 Zaffirini

Relating to the creation and operation of a park and recreation district in counties that share a border on the San Marcos River and to the authority of the district to collect fees; creating an offense and providing penalties.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 235 West

Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in certain entertainment facilities.

Business & Commerce


SB 236 Schwertner

Relating to the punishment of certain controlled substance offenses committed in a drug-free zone.

Criminal Justice


SB 237 Perry

Relating to certain athletic competitions sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.

Education


SB 238 Zaffirini

Relating to the use of a wireless communication device by a state officer or employee while operating a motor vehicle.

Business & Commerce


SB 239 Schwertner

Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals.

Higher Education


SB 240 Watson

Relating to the state's contribution to the financing of public education.

Education


SB 241 Watson

Relating to the transportation allotment provided under the Foundation School Program.

Education


SB 242 Watson

Relating to a transportation allotment credit for school districts required to take action to reduce wealth per student.

Education


SB 243 Watson

Relating to the cost of education adjustment.

Education


SB 244 Watson

Relating to the elimination of the cost of education adjustment under the Foundation School Program.

Education


SB 245 Watson

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

Higher Education


SB 246 Watson

Relating to the basic allotment and the equalized wealth level under the Foundation School Program.

Education


SB 247 Watson

Relating to the equalized wealth level and the guaranteed yield under the public school finance system.

Education


SB 248 Estes

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

Finance


SB 249 Campbell

Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state general obligation debt.

Finance


SB 250 Garcia/ Rodríguez

Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child.

State Affairs


SB 251 Ellis

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

State Affairs


SB 252 Ellis

Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a personalized cancer care building at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Higher Education


SB 253 Ellis

Relating to applications for permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for certain new or expanded facilities in certain low-income and minority communities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 254 Ellis

Relating to the use of brokerage statements to meet certain requirements for reports of political contributions and expenditures.

State Affairs


SB 255 Ellis

Relating to a limitation on the amount of tuition charged by public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 256 Ellis

Relating to creating an offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of a large-capacity magazine.

State Affairs


SB 257 Ellis

Relating to the reporting of a lost or stolen firearm; providing criminal penalties.

State Affairs


SB 258 Ellis

Relating to the creation of certain offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows.

State Affairs


SB 259 Ellis

Relating to criminal history background checks in connection with firearm transfers; creating offenses.

State Affairs


SB 260 Ellis

Relating to caseloads for attorneys who are appointed to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.

Criminal Justice


SB 261 Ellis

Relating to registration powers of volunteer deputy registrars.

State Affairs


SB 262 Ellis

Relating to requirements for employers who do not obtain workers' compensation insurance coverage under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act; providing an administrative violation.

Business & Commerce


SB 263 Ellis

Relating to injury and occupational disease reporting requirements for employers who do not obtain or otherwise provide workers' compensation insurance coverage; providing an administrative violation.

Business & Commerce


SB 264 Ellis

Relating to group health benefits coverage for dependents of persons wrongfully imprisoned.

State Affairs


SB 265 Ellis

Relating to student use of sunscreen products in public schools.

Education


SB 266 Seliger

Relating to the first day of instruction of a school year for public school students.

Education


SB 267 Perry

Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of the rental or leasing of housing accommodations.

Business & Commerce


SB 268 Watson

Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations-S/C Border Security


SB 269 Watson

Relating to comprehensive development agreements of the Texas Department of Transportation.

Transportation


SB 270 Watson/ Zaffirini

Relating to toll rates for certain vehicles traveling on State Highway 130.

Transportation


SB 271 Ellis

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

Higher Education


SB 272 Hancock

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

Transportation


SB 273 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.

State Affairs


SB 274 West

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for county officials.

Transportation


SB 275 Nichols

Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education and Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Higher Education


SB 276 Campbell

Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program administered by the comptroller of public accounts.

Education


SB 277 Schwertner

Relating to the abolition of certain health-related task forces, work groups, advisory councils, and advisory committees.

Health & Human Services


SB 278 Watson

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, 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 279 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.

Finance


SB 280 Watson

Relating to ad valorem tax protests and appeals on the ground of the unequal appraisal of property.

Finance


SB 281 Watson

Relating to the information required to be included in an affidavit submitted by a property owner who elects to offer evidence or argument by affidavit in an appraisal review board hearing on certain protests.

Finance


SB 282 Watson

Relating to the period for which certain property acquired by a charitable organization to provide low-income housing may be exempted from ad valorem taxation.

Finance


SB 283 West

Relating to requirements for the nonjudicial foreclosure of certain residential mortgage liens.

Business & Commerce


SB 284 West

Relating to service of citation in connection with an application for an expedited court order allowing the foreclosure of a contract lien.

State Affairs


SB 285 West

Relating to court jurisdiction and procedures for truancy.

Criminal Justice


SB 286 West

Relating to additional primary election ballot information for judicial candidates.

State Affairs


SB 287 West

Relating to the elimination of certain court fees and costs.

State Affairs


SB 288 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.

Transportation


SB 289 Estes

Relating to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 290 Zaffirini

Relating to the recording of a proceeding in a municipal court in San Antonio.

State Affairs


SB 291 Nelson

Relating to the jurisdiction of certain county criminal courts in Tarrant County.

State Affairs


SB 292 Nelson

Relating to a request for a waiver of the waiting period before human remains may be cremated.

Health & Human Services


SB 293 Nelson

Relating to a clarification of the law governing eligibility of National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing events for funding under the Major Events trust fund.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 294 West

Relating to the coordination of educational support services for and information regarding students who are currently or were formerly placed in foster care.

Health & Human Services


SB 295 Schwertner

Relating to tracking career information for graduates of Texas medical schools and persons completing medical residency programs in Texas.

Higher Education


SB 296 Taylor, Van

Relating to the first day of the school year for public schools.

Education


SB 297 Watson

Relating to health education curriculum and instruction in public schools.

Education


SB 298 Watson

Relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of public school students.

Education


SB 299 Watson

Relating to the form of the Legislative Budget Board's report of equalized funding elements to the commissioner of education and the legislature.

Education


SB 300 Watson

Relating to notice to parents of public school students regarding human sexuality instruction.

Education