Bills Referred Today for 2/23/2015

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Monday

February 23, 2015





Committee referral on the following:


SB 203 Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Health Services Authority as a quasi-governmental entity and the electronic exchange of health care information.

Health & Human Services


SB 210 Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the continuation of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 571 Rodríguez

Relating to the regulation of the practice of dental hygiene.

Health & Human Services


SB 572 Eltife

Relating to certain title insurance policy liability and reinsurance requirements.

Business & Commerce


SB 573 Campbell

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

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 574 Watson

Relating to the creation of the State Cemetery preservation trust fund.

Finance


SB 575 Taylor, Larry

Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions.

State Affairs


SB 576 Bettencourt

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

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 577 Perry

Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry.

Health & Human Services


SB 578 Hinojosa/ Rodríguez

Relating to providing inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice with information regarding reentry and reintegration resources.

Criminal Justice


SB 579 Watson

Relating to optional fees on registration of vehicles in certain counties to fund transportation projects; authorizing a fee.

Transportation


SB 580 Kolkhorst

Relating to water intake requirements for the Lower Colorado River Authority.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 581 Kolkhorst

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

Higher Education


SB 582 Kolkhorst

Relating to education and training programs for food handlers; eliminating the authority of a local health jurisdiction to require certain fees.

Health & Human Services


SB 583 Rodríguez

Relating to the conveyance of property by a municipality for the public purpose of economic development.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 584 Uresti

Relating to the indexing of correction instruments in a county index to real property records.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 585 Watson

Relating to the content of detailed reports filed by registered lobbyists.

State Affairs


SB 586 Watson

Relating to the content of detailed reports filed by lobbyists.

State Affairs


SB 587 Watson

Relating to the availability on the Internet of certain registrations and reports filed by lobbyists.

State Affairs


SB 588 Huffman

Relating to the dispensing of aesthetic pharmaceuticals by physicians and therapeutic optometrists; imposing fees.

Health & Human Services


SB 589 Rodríguez/ Hinojosa

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

Criminal Justice


SB 590 Ellis

Relating to the amount of the discount allowed for prepayment of sales and use taxes and the allocation of certain revenue from those taxes.

Finance


SB 591 Ellis

Relating to certain reimbursements provided for the collection of sales and use taxes.

Finance


SB 592 Watson

Relating to the deadlines for delivering or filing certain ad valorem tax-related documents.

Finance


SB 593 Watson

Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations.

Finance


SB 594 Watson

Relating to the provision of certain information by a title insurance company to a buyer of residential real estate.

Business & Commerce


SB 595 Watson

Relating to the equalized wealth level, basic allotment, local share, and guaranteed yield under the public school finance system.

Education


SB 596 Estes

Relating to the imposition of the student centers fee at Texas Woman's University.

Higher Education


SB 597 Rodríguez

Relating to the definition of an eligible central municipality for purposes of the municipal hotel occupancy tax

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 598 Rodríguez

Relating to improvements on private property for public private partnerships.

Business & Commerce


SB 599 Rodríguez

Relating to insurers' choices in connection with uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.

Business & Commerce


SB 600 Rodríguez

Relating to underinsured motorist coverage in personal automobile insurance policies.

Business & Commerce


SB 601 West

Relating to the eligibility of Elite Rodeo Association World Championships for funding from the Major Events trust fund.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 602 Hinojosa

Relating to cardiac assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.

Education


SB 603 Hinojosa

Relating to the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 604 Eltife

Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages to customers of a package store during certain hours.

Business & Commerce


SB 605 Seliger

Relating to the method of determining the average daily attendance in certain school districts.

Education


SB 606 Garcia

Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

Health & Human Services


SB 607 Hancock

Relating to the Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 608 Hancock

Relating to an exemption for certain tangible personal property related to medical data centers from the sales and use tax.

Finance


SB 609 Hancock

Relating to the regulation of package store permit holders.

Business & Commerce


SB 610 Perry

Relating to limited liability for an agritourism entity involved in an agritourism activity.

State Affairs


SB 611 Perry

Relating to the confidentiality of certain water well reports.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 612 Burton/ Zaffirini

Relating to the prohibition of certain employment discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 613 Burton

Relating to physician inquiries regarding firearm ownership.

Health & Human Services


SB 614 Burton

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of aggravated kidnapping; creating an offense.

Criminal Justice


SB 615 Burton

Relating to the ability of an area proposed to be annexed to incorporate as a new general-law municipality.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 616 Burton

Relating to eliminating authority of municipalities to annex for limited purposes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 617 Burton

Relating to the operation of certain self-insurance trusts for health care liability claims; requiring a certificate of authority to engage in the business of insurance.

Business & Commerce


SB 618 Burton

Relating to grounds for refusal, cancellation, or suspension of certain alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.

Business & Commerce


SB 619 Burton

Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue bonds.

State Affairs


SB 620 Burton

Relating to the issuance of commemorative coins by a vendor designated as the official state mint.

Business & Commerce


SB 621 Estes

Relating to criminal offenses involving, and governmental liability for retaliatory prosecutions associated with, the filming, recording, photographing, documenting, or observing of a peace officer.

State Affairs


SB 622 Uresti

Relating to the physician assistant board.

Health & Human Services


SB 623 Hancock

Relating to state funding for certain children to attend certain private prekindergarten programs.

Education


SB 624 Hinojosa/ Bettencourt

Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes.

Finance


SB 625 Hinojosa

Relating to a prohibition against the use of certain sprays, stun guns, and Tasers against public school students.

Education


SB 626 Hinojosa/ Lucio

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

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 627 Huffman

Relating to certain publications that are privileged and not grounds for a libel action.

State Affairs


SB 628 Taylor, Van

Relating to limitations on the capture or possession of a biometric identifier by a governmental body.

Business & Commerce


SB 629 Rodríguez

Relating to agreements of certain counties to acquire, construct, maintain, or operate a toll bridge.

Transportation


SB 630 Rodríguez

Relating to protective orders for certain victims of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking.

Criminal Justice


SB 631 Campbell

Relating to the authority of certain contiguous municipalities to agree to extend municipal court jurisdiction.

State Affairs


SB 632 Fraser

Relating to certain funds for the enhancement of the state's economic and educational competitiveness, including the creation of the governor's university research initiative.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 633 Fraser

Relating to a pan american games trust fund, an olympic games trust fund, a major events trust fund, a motor sports racing trust fund, an events trust fund for sporting and non-sporting events, and a special event trust fund.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 634 Taylor, Van

Relating to the establishment of a task force on unethical and unlawful misconduct by public officials.

State Affairs


SB 635 Campbell

Relating to the eligibility of property used in connection with renewable energy electric generation through the use of wind power for a limitation on appraised value of property for ad valorem tax purposes under the Texas Economic Development Act.

Natural Resources & Economic Development