Bills Referred Today for 2/24/2015

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Tuesday

February 24, 2015





Committee referral on the following:


SJR 1 Nelson/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a portion of the market value of a residence homestead based on the median market value of all residence homesteads in the state, 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 an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the imposition or collection of a tax on the conveyance of an interest in real property.

Finance


SJR 32 Burton

Proposing a constitutional amendment revising the order of legislative business to permit legislative committees to consider matters during the first 60 days of a regular session.

Administration


SJR 33 Watson

Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities.

Finance


SCR 13 Seliger/ Estes/ Fraser/ Hinojosa/ Nichols/ et al.

Urging the U.S. Congress to end the ban on crude oil exports.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1 Nelson/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to certain restrictions on the imposition of ad valorem taxes and to the duty of the state to reimburse certain political subdivisions for certain revenue loss.

Finance


SB 7 Nelson/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to decreasing the rates of the franchise tax.

Finance


SB 8 Schwertner/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.

Finance


SB 636 Zaffirini

Relating to the creation of a task force to evaluate recreational use of rivers.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 637 Ellis

Relating to the disqualification of certain temporary employees for unemployment compensation benefits.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 638 Nichols

Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Transportation to the Shepherd Independent School District; requiring the payment of certain transaction fees.

Transportation


SB 639 Hancock

Relating to the ownership or operation of a motor vehicle dealership by certain manufacturers or distributors.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 640 Garcia

Relating to automatic employee participation in and administration of a deferred compensation plan provided by hospital districts.

State Affairs


SB 641 Schwertner

Relating to debit card or stored value card surcharges; providing a civil penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 642 Bettencourt

Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations.

Finance


SB 643 Creighton

Relating to proceedings held in auxiliary facilities outside certain county seats.

State Affairs


SB 644 Creighton

Relating to health insurance identification cards issued by qualified health plan issuers.

Business & Commerce


SB 645 Rodríguez

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

State Affairs


SB 646 Estes

Relating to actuarial certification of title insurance company reserves.

Business & Commerce


SB 647 Estes

Relating to the authority of an open-enrollment charter school to commission peace officers.

Education


SB 648 Uresti/ Hinojosa/ Huffman

Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes and tobacco products; providing penalties.

Health & Human Services


SB 649 Lucio

Relating to the determination of an experience-rated employer's eligibility for a surplus credit rate under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 650 Taylor, Van

Relating to audits of the music, film, television, and multimedia fund.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 651 Taylor, Van

Relating to an audit of Major Events trust funds conducted by the state auditor.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 652 Schwertner

Relating to excluding a franchisor as an employer of a franchisee or a franchisee's employees.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 653 Eltife

Relating to increasing the amount of burial benefits required to be paid by an insurance carrier under the workers' compensation system.

Business & Commerce


SB 654 Eltife

Relating to regulation of policy forms for certain commercial property and casualty insurance.

Business & Commerce


SB 655 Eltife

Relating to own risk and solvency assessment by insurers and insurance groups; providing a penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 656 Eltife

Relating to perpetual care cemeteries.

Business & Commerce


SB 657 Eltife

Relating to the appointment of the commissioners of certain financial regulatory agencies by the Finance Commission of Texas.

Business & Commerce


SB 658 Rodríguez

Relating to the exemption from vehicle registration for certain farm vehicles owned by a farmers' cooperative society or marketing association.

Transportation


SB 659 Rodríguez

Relating to state assistance for school employees uniform group health coverage.

Education


SB 660 Rodríguez

Relating to regional coordinators within the veteran entrepreneur program.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 661 Estes

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

Business & Commerce


SB 662 Rodríguez

Relating to the representation of certain indigent applicants for a writ of habeas corpus.

Criminal Justice


SB 663 Rodríguez

Relating to the bill of costs provided to a defendant before the costs are payable.

State Affairs


SB 664 Taylor, Van

Relating to employment termination for falsification of military record in obtaining employment or employment benefits.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 665 Campbell

Relating to inclusion of a course on the founding principles of the United States in the curriculum requirements for public high school students and the posting of the founding documents of the United States in public school buildings.

Education


SB 666 Eltife

Relating to the status of a subcontractor as an employee for the purposes of workers' compensation insurance coverage.

Business & Commerce


SB 667 Eltife

Relating to reinsurance, distributions, and pooling arrangements by captive insurance companies.

Business & Commerce


SB 668 Schwertner

Relating to the adoption of a training manual for certain state officers.

Business & Commerce


SB 669 West

Relating to state interventions and sanctions against public school campuses with unacceptable performance and the establishment of the Texas Opportunity School District for educating students at certain low-performing campuses.

Education


SB 670 Birdwell

Relating to the Texas Identification Number system.

Business & Commerce


SB 671 Birdwell

Relating to the designation of Loop 567 in Granbury as the Deputy Sergeant Lance McLean Loop 567.

Transportation


SB 672 Kolkhorst

Relating to restrictions on the sale by a state agency of information that identifies an individual.

Business & Commerce


SB 673 Perry

Relating to the funding and issuing of marriage licenses and certifications and the recognition of certain marriages.

State Affairs


SB 674 Campbell

Relating to instruction regarding mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide in educator training programs.

Education


SB 675 Rodríguez

Relating to social work services in public schools.

Education


SB 676 Creighton

Relating to the determination of the market value of property for ad valorem tax purposes.

Finance


SB 677 Creighton

Relating to the savings incentive program for state agencies.

Finance


SB 678 Nelson

Relating to coordinated county transportation authorities.

Transportation


SB 679 Nelson

Relating to public meetings of joint airport boards.

Business & Commerce


SB 680 Nelson

Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages in areas annexed or owned by certain municipalities.

Business & Commerce


SB 681 Zaffirini

Relating to a bailiff administering the selection of names of persons for jury service.

State Affairs


SB 682 Zaffirini

Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenues in certain municipalities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 683 Hancock

Relating to the payment of certain ad valorem tax refunds.

Finance


SB 684 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the designation of certain optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists as preferred providers.

Business & Commerce


SB 685 Seliger

Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to the education research center advisory board.

Higher Education