Bills Referred Today for 3/10/2015

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Tuesday

March 10, 2015





Committee referral on the following:


SJR 2 Hancock

Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations.

Finance


SB 9 Hancock

Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.

Finance


SB 215 Campbell/ Birdwell/ Hinojosa/ Nelson/ Schwertner

Relating to the transfer of driver and traffic safety education from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; changing the amounts of certain fees.

Education


SB 216 Birdwell/ Campbell/ Hinojosa/ Nelson/ Schwertner

Relating to the functions and operation of the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

State Affairs


SB 217 Hinojosa/ Birdwell/ Campbell/ Nelson/ Schwertner

Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of certain agencies and to the requirements applicable to, and the oversight of, those agencies.

Business & Commerce


SB 961 Rodríguez

Relating to the designation of February 19 as Iwo Jima Day.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 962 Taylor, Van

Relating to legislative and judicial review of state agency rulemaking.

State Affairs


SB 964 Fraser

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.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 965 Bettencourt

Relating to the filing of a copy of certain records related to the release of an accused person on personal bond.

Criminal Justice


SB 966 Bettencourt

Relating to the recording of the presentment of an indictment by a grand jury.

Criminal Justice


SB 967 Bettencourt

Relating to the authority of a district clerk to collect certain fees for providing electronic copies of court records.

State Affairs


SB 968 West

Relating to a prescription drug misuse awareness component of the health curriculum used in public schools.

Education


SB 969 Zaffirini

Relating to the applicability of the law governing the mineral use of subdivided land.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 970 Perry

Relating to the failure to handle certain animals in accordance with rules of the Texas Animal Health Commission; imposing a criminal penalty.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 971 Perry

Relating to requirements for certain farm vehicles when operating on a highway.

Transportation


SB 972 Kolkhorst

Relating to training academies for public school teachers who provide reading comprehension instruction to students in grades four and five.

Education


SB 973 Zaffirini

Relating to financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs in certain rural areas.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 974 Zaffirini

Relating to the additional tax imposed if the use of land located in certain counties and appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as open-space land is changed.

Finance


SB 975 Campbell

Relating to the uniform election date.

State Affairs


SB 976 Rodríguez

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

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 977 Rodríguez

Relating to a secondary-level English language learners' program for public school students of limited English proficiency.

Education


SB 978 Creighton

Relating to public information regarding workers' compensation insurance rate filings.

Business & Commerce


SB 979 Creighton

Relating to individual indemnity health insurance.

Business & Commerce


SB 980 Whitmire

Relating to jurisdiction in an eminent domain proceeding in Harris County.

State Affairs


SB 981 Taylor, Larry

Relating to a program to provide a free or reduced-price breakfast to eligible students attending a public school and the method of determining the number of educationally disadvantaged students.

Education


SB 982 Bettencourt

Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting for certain persons.

State Affairs


SB 983 Bettencourt

Relating to restrictions on the assessment of the fee charged for issuance of certain birth records.

State Affairs


SB 984 Bettencourt

Relating to the residence address of a person for purposes of registration under the Election Code.

State Affairs


SB 985 Bettencourt

Relating to the acceptance of a voter at a polling place.

State Affairs


SB 986 Bettencourt

Relating to information obtained by a guardian ad litem representing a child in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

State Affairs


SB 987 Zaffirini

Relating to the regulation of dangerous wild animals.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 988 Perry

Relating to the prohibited disposition of a decedent's remains by a person charged with certain criminal conduct against the decedent; providing an administrative penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 989 Kolkhorst/ Burton

Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees.

Finance


SB 990 Ellis

Relating to the protection of voting rights in the State of Texas; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs


SB 991 Rodríguez

Relating to a requirement that the General Land Office and the Texas Water Development Board conduct a study regarding the use of wind and solar power to develop and desalinate brackish groundwater.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 992 Rodríguez

Relating to recovery of costs for pilot programs to measure energy savings that result from water conservation programs.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 993 Rodríguez

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

State Affairs


SB 994 Rodríguez

Relating to the adoption of the Texas Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act.

State Affairs


SB 995 Rodríguez

Relating to decedents' estates.

State Affairs


SB 996 Taylor, Van

Relating to notifying a parent or guardian whether an employee of a school is appointed school marshal and the confidentiality of information submitted to or collected by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement in connection with a certification for appointment as school marshal.

Education


SB 997 Kolkhorst

Relating to the road powers of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 182.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 998 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.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 999 Kolkhorst

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


SB 1000 Kolkhorst

Relating to the use of sales tax revenue collected under certain contracts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1001 Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 545; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1002 Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 540; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1003 Bettencourt

Relating to eliminating the commissioner of education's authority to approve a school district's issuance of a teaching permit.

Education


SB 1004 Bettencourt

Relating to the school district students to whom certain public junior colleges may offer certain courses and programs.

Education


SB 1005 Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 144; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1006 Rodríguez

Relating to gun violence restraining orders and gun seizure warrants; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs


SB 1007 Eltife

Relating to the practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board; requiring an occupational license; imposing fees.

Business & Commerce


SB 1008 Eltife

Relating to the authority of certain domestic life, health, and accident insurance companies to make certain investments; adding provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 1009 Eltife

Relating to the amount of a sales and use tax refund for tangible personal property used to provide cable television service, Internet access service, or telecommunications services.

Finance


SB 1010 Taylor, Van

Relating to the use of money paid as restitution to or on behalf of certain individuals depicted in child pornography.

State Affairs


HCR 43 Isaac

Designating Dripping Springs as the Wedding Capital of Texas.

Administration



Committee re-referral on the following:


SB 642 Bettencourt/ et al.

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

Re-referred from Finance to Education