Bills Referred Today for 3/17/2015

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Tuesday

March 17, 2015





Committee referral on the following:


SJR 43 Huffines

Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the issuance of certain debt and the use of certain revenue for toll roads.

Transportation


SJR 44 Hall

Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the number, method of appointment, and terms of members of the Texas Ethics Commission and providing for the governance, purpose, and mission of the commission.

State Affairs


SCR 24 Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument at the state Capitol Complex, at a site outside the historic Capitol grounds, honoring veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Administration


SB 1121 Zaffirini

Relating to the authority of a public utility agency to provide water and sewer service and enter into contracts.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1122 Estes

Relating to a limitation on the authority to curtail groundwater production from wells used for power generation or mining.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1123 West

Relating to the establishment of the office of early learning within the Texas Education Agency.

Education


SB 1124 Eltife

Relating to creation of the university research initiative fund, the abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund, and the disposition of balances from the Texas emerging technology fund.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1125 Taylor, Van

Relating to the sale of motor vehicles to manufacturers.

Finance


SB 1126 Taylor, Larry

Relating to a prohibition of restrictions on the grade levels at which a public high school student may be eligible to enroll in a dual credit course.

Education


SB 1127 Zaffirini/ Rodríguez

Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.

Health & Human Services


SB 1128 Zaffirini

Relating to certain diagnostic testing during pregnancy.

Health & Human Services


SB 1129 Zaffirini

Relating to the transportation of a person with a mental illness.

Health & Human Services


SB 1130 Campbell

Relating to suspending a vehicle registration for the failure to establish financial responsibility; imposing penalties.

Transportation


SB 1131 West

Relating to monetary assistance provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services to certain relatives and designated caregivers.

Health & Human Services


SB 1132 Perry

Relating to the protection and use of certain products, information, and technology of the Parks and Wildlife Department.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1133 Taylor, Van

Relating to the repossession of an aircraft.

Business & Commerce


SB 1134 Campbell

Relating to fingerprints collected by the Texas Department of Public Safety from an applicant for a driver's license or personal identification certificate and used for the department's image verification system.

Transportation


SB 1135 Garcia/ Huffman/ Zaffirini

Relating to civil and criminal liability for the disclosure or promotion of certain intimate visual material; creating an offense.

Criminal Justice


SB 1136 West

Relating to the compensation of presiding judges of administrative judicial regions.

Finance


SB 1137 Creighton

Relating to improvement projects of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas; providing authority to issue anticipation notes and time warrants.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1138 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 68; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1139 Huffman

Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government and the composition of certain juvenile boards.

State Affairs


SB 1140 Watson

Relating to the establishment of a technology allotment for public schools.

Education


SB 1141 Watson

Relating to the establishment and administration of the qualified ABLE program; granting authority to impose a fee.

Business & Commerce


SB 1142 Watson

Relating to regulation of discount drug card program operators; authorizing administrative and civil penalties; authorizing fees; expanding a registration requirement.

Business & Commerce


SB 1143 Watson

Relating to the taxation, titling, and registration of certain motor vehicles.

Transportation


SB 1144 Watson

Relating to intermunicipal commuter rail districts.

Transportation


SB 1145 Watson

Relating to the possession and removal of a placenta from a hospital or birthing center.

Health & Human Services


SB 1146 Watson

Relating to the composition of the board of trustees of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1147 Watson

Relating to the lease of undeveloped real property by certain hospital districts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1148 Watson/ et al.

Relating to the functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to the economic regulation of water and sewer service.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1149 Watson

Relating to the commitment of certain juveniles to local post-adjudication secure correctional facilities in certain counties and to the release under supervision of those juveniles.

Criminal Justice


SB 1150 Hall

Relating to the repeal of the enabling legislation for regional mobility authorities.

Transportation


SB 1151 Hall

Relating to consultation with public employees concerning employment matters.

State Affairs


SB 1152 Hall

Relating to meetings of the board of directors of a regional mobility authority.

Business & Commerce


SB 1153 Hall

Relating to a prohibition against an employer providing certain employee information to a labor union.

State Affairs


SB 1154 Hall

Relating to the deadline for filing an application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.

Finance


SB 1155 Hall

Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision.

State Affairs


SB 1156 Hall

Relating to abolishing the Pan American Games trust fund, Olympic Games trust fund, Major Events trust fund, Motor Sports Racing trust fund, and Events trust fund.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1157 Hall

Relating to a deduction from a state employee's wages or a retiree's annuity for membership fees in a state employee organization.

State Affairs


SB 1158 Hall

Relating to a county jail sales and use tax; authorizing a tax.

Finance


SB 1159 Estes

Relating to a prohibition of limitations on the number of dual credit courses or hours in which a public high school student may enroll.

Education


SB 1160 Whitmire

Relating to implementation of a workplace violence prevention plan in certain hospitals; providing an administrative penalty.

Health & Human Services


SB 1161 Zaffirini

Relating to the purchases by state agencies of automated information systems.

Business & Commerce


SB 1162 Hancock

Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning water and wastewater special districts, including conforming amendments.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1163 Hancock

Relating to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions.

Health & Human Services


SB 1164 Hancock/ et al.

Relating to insurance agents' ownership and use of certain information related to general property and casualty insurance policies; authorizing administrative penalties; adding provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 1165 Fraser/ Campbell/ Eltife/ Lucio/ Seliger

Relating to the express preemption of regulation of oil and gas operations and the exclusive jurisdiction of those operations by the state.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1166 Taylor, Van

Relating to recovery of damages for delay of payment of certain insurance claims.

Business & Commerce


SB 1167 Ellis

Relating to relating to autonomous motor vehicles.

Transportation


SB 1168 West

Relating to the operation of certain property owners' associations.

Business & Commerce


SB 1169 Campbell

Relating to suicide prevention training for educators in public schools.

Education


SB 1170 Garcia

Relating to excluding certain students from the computation of dropout and completion rates for purposes of public school accountability of open-enrollment charter schools.

Education


SB 1171 Nichols

Relating to the operation of certain oversize or overweight vehicles transporting timber, timber products, or forestry equipment on certain public roadways.

Transportation


SB 1172 Nichols

Relating to the issuance of obligations payable from and secured by the Texas Mobility Fund.

Transportation


SB 1173 Nichols

Relating to commercial driver's licenses and commercial learner's permits and the operation of commercial motor vehicles; creating a criminal offense; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.

Transportation


SB 1174 Eltife

Relating to the property to which a child support lien attaches.

Business & Commerce


SB 1175 Eltife

Relating to judicial review of certain workers' compensation disputes.

Business & Commerce


SB 1176 Eltife

Relating to the authority and rights of pharmacy services administrative organizations to conduct the business of independent pharmacies with respect to certain pharmacy benefits.

Business & Commerce


SB 1177 Eltife

Relating to the provision of telemedicine medical services by a physician.

Health & Human Services


SB 1178 Huffines

Relating to establishing an education savings account program.

Education


SB 1179 Huffines

Relating to abolishing certain occupational licensing requirements and associated regulations.

Business & Commerce


SB 1180 Huffines

Relating to the membership, powers, and duties of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

State Affairs


SB 1181 Huffines

Relating to an interim study concerning this state's noncommercial hunting and fishing license systems.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1182 Huffines

Relating to the use of money in the state highway fund for toll projects.

Transportation


SB 1183 Huffines

Relating to authorizing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to enter into certain contracts with private vendors.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1184 Huffines

Relating to an audit of regional mobility authorities conducted by the state auditor.

Transportation


SB 1185 Huffines

Relating to a biennial study regarding occupational licensing requirements.

Business & Commerce


SB 1186 Huffines

Relating to the permissible wealth per student of certain school districts.

Education


SB 1187 Taylor, Van

Relating to claims of patent infringement; providing civil penalties; imposing fees.

State Affairs


SB 1188 Seliger

Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring certain researchers to make research papers available to the public.

Higher Education


SB 1189 Seliger

Relating to the establishment of a transfer associate degree program at each public junior college.

Higher Education


SB 1190 Seliger

Relating to the granting of undergraduate course credit by advanced placement examination at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1191 Seliger

Relating to the amount and allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1192 Zaffirini

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information stored as part of the preparation of reports required to be filed with the Texas Ethics Commission and other authorities.

State Affairs


SB 1193 West/ Eltife

Relating to the deregulation of hair braiding.

Business & Commerce


SB 1194 West

Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; imposing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1195 West

Relating to the use of telephone interpreter services in any criminal proceeding before a judge or magistrate.

Criminal Justice


SB 1196 Eltife

Relating to the regulation of funding agreements, guaranteed investment contracts, and synthetic guaranteed investment contracts issued by a life insurer.

Business & Commerce


SB 1197 Eltife

Relating to fire investigations by the state fire marshal; creating a criminal offense.

Business & Commerce


SB 1198 Eltife

Relating to intra-industry relationships between alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers.

Business & Commerce


SB 1199 Garcia

Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business by public junior college districts in awarding certain contracts.

Business & Commerce


SB 1200 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the creation of a committee to recommend a new system for student assessment and public school accountability.

Education


SB 1201 Rodríguez

Relating to the value of personal property exempt from seizure by creditors.

Business & Commerce


SB 1202 Rodríguez

Relating to the value of property that may be transferred to a custodian or other person for the benefit of a minor under certain circumstances.

State Affairs


SB 1203 Rodríguez

Relating to exemptions from the applicability of the Texas Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2009.

Business & Commerce


SB 1204 Rodríguez

Relating to a waiver of fees by the Department of Agriculture and the Parks and Wildlife Department for certain educational programs involving aquaculture and hydroponics.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1205 Rodríguez

Relating to the environmental services fee at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1206 Kolkhorst

Relating to fees charged by the Coastal Plains Groundwater Conservation District.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1207 Kolkhorst

Relating to tuition and fee bills or billing statements provided to students by certain public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1208 Kolkhorst

Relating to the disclosure of personal information contained in motor vehicle records; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 1209 Kolkhorst

Relating to the privacy of certain personal information held by health and human services agencies.

Health & Human Services


SB 1210 Kolkhorst

Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1211 Kolkhorst

Relating to procedures for the review and selection of certain instructional materials by public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

Education


SB 1212 Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of the offense of unlawful disclosure of intimate visual material.

Criminal Justice


SB 1213 Kolkhorst

Relating to prohibiting the reidentification of certain deidentified information and the release of any reidentified information; creating a criminal offense.

Business & Commerce


SB 1214 Taylor, Van

Relating to the use of human remains for forensic science education, including the training of search and rescue animals.

Health & Human Services


SB 1215 Bettencourt

Relating to abolishing the property tax assistance division of the office of the comptroller of public accounts and transferring its powers and duties to the newly created State Property Tax Board.

Finance


SB 1216 Bettencourt

Relating to abolishing certain county boards of education, boards of county school trustees, and offices of county school superintendent.

Education


SB 1217 Bettencourt

Relating to the duty of an attorney ad litem appointed for a child to meet with the child before court hearings.

State Affairs


SB 1219 Bettencourt

Relating to a combined online application for persons applying for certain state and local economic development incentives.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1220 Bettencourt

Relating to tax increment financing.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1221 Bettencourt

Relating to public school class size limits.

Education


SB 1222 Bettencourt

Relating to the authority of the commissioner of education to issue subpoenas during an investigation of educator misconduct.

Education


SB 1223 Bettencourt

Relating to requiring the consent of all parties to legally intercept certain communications.

Criminal Justice


SB 1224 Schwertner

Relating to guardianships for incapacitated persons.

State Affairs


SB 1225 Seliger

Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons.

Finance


SB 1226 Seliger

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain equipment used for digital audio broadcasting.

Finance


SB 1227 Seliger

Relating to payment of covered claims based on assignment.

Business & Commerce


SB 1228 Seliger

Relating to authorizing children of Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission employees to be employed by holders of licenses or permits issued by the commission.

Business & Commerce


SB 1229 Seliger

Relating to restrictions on the use of credit card payments to settle claims for health care services.

Business & Commerce


SB 1230 Creighton

Relating to the availability of certain school district financial information on certain districts' Internet websites.

Education


SB 1231 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the regulation of certain health care provider network contract arrangements.

Business & Commerce


SB 1232 Taylor, Larry

Relating to participation in and rates for coverage provided under the uniform group coverage program for active employees.

State Affairs


SB 1233 Taylor, Larry

Relating to authorizing certain distributions of income from a nonprofit corporation to members of the corporation who are certain nonprofit corporations.

Business & Commerce


SB 1234 Ellis

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

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1235 Whitmire

Relating to defining the duties and penalties concerning pain management clinics.

Health & Human Services


SB 1236 Taylor, Van

Relating to asset management agreements of the Texas Department of Transportation.

Transportation


SB 1237 Taylor, Van

Relating to Internet broadcasts of open meetings held by the policy board of a metropolitan planning organization.

Business & Commerce


SB 1238 Taylor, Van

Relating to a prohibition on converting certain segments or lanes of a state highway to toll projects or managed lanes.

Transportation


SB 1239 Taylor, Van

Relating to a study on the implementation of a traffic light synchronization program.

Transportation


SB 1240 Taylor, Van

Relating to the provision of a plan regarding the elimination of toll roads.

Transportation


SB 1241 Taylor, Larry

Relating to authority of school districts, home-rule school districts, and open-enrollment charter schools to establish innovation zones and the authority of school districts to obtain designation as districts of innovation.

Education


SB 1242 Rodríguez

Relating to the sale, storage, transportation, and disposal of scrap or used tires; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

Transportation


SB 1243 Burton

Relating to donation of unused prescription drugs.

Health & Human Services


SB 1244 Burton

Relating to property owners' association elections and votes.

Business & Commerce


SB 1245 Burton

Relating to the use of certain coins and bullion as legal tender.

Business & Commerce


SB 1246 Taylor, Larry

Relating to dispute resolution for certain claims arising under insurance policies issued by the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements (FAIR) Plan Association; authorizing fees.

Business & Commerce


SB 1247 West

Relating to the establishment of a workgroup to examine the implementation of dating violence awareness and education programs in public schools.

Education


SB 1248 West

Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs.

Finance


SB 1249 West

Relating to a sales and use exemption for ink cartridges for a limited period.

Finance


SB 1250 Ellis

Relating to certain rights of witnesses who appear before a grand jury; providing a penalty.

Criminal Justice


SB 1251 Estes

Relating to the Texas Funeral Service Commission; authorizing fees; providing a criminal penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 1252 Hall

Relating to an interstate compact on border security and immigration enforcement; authorizing fines and fees.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations-S/C Border Security


SB 1253 Hall

Relating to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the Texas border.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1254 Birdwell

Relating to transparency in economic development negotiations involving a governmental body and a business prospect.

Business & Commerce


SB 1255 Birdwell

Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties.

Health & Human Services


SB 1256 Whitmire

Relating to notice requirements for certain meetings or hearings in fire or police departments in certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1257 Whitmire

Relating to the disciplinary suspension of a municipal firefighter in certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1258 Whitmire

Relating to vacancies created because of promotional appointments in certain municipal fire departments.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1259 Rodríguez

Relating to the committee developing a student's individualized education plan, the written report of the committee, and a regular education teacher's opportunity for input into a student's individualized education plan.

Education


SB 1260 Rodríguez

Relating to the selection of certain providers under the Medicaid program.

Health & Human Services


SB 1261 Taylor, Larry

Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund an interprofessional health education center at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Higher Education


SB 1262 Taylor, Larry

Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a health sciences and classroom building at the Pearland campus of the University of Houston--Clear Lake.

Higher Education


SB 1263 Eltife

Relating to the maximum capacity of a container of wine sold to a retail dealer.

Business & Commerce


SB 1264 Eltife

Relating to the regulation of certain industrialized housing and industrialized buildings.

Business & Commerce


SB 1265 Taylor, Van

Relating to the redaction of personally identifiable information of victims from juvenile court records.

State Affairs


SB 1266 Estes

Relating to the powers of a public facility corporation.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1267 Estes/ Watson

Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act.

State Affairs


SB 1268 Estes

Relating to the commencement of construction of a project following the filing of a final decision to issue an air quality permit or permit amendment for the project.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1269 West

Relating to the regulation of and federal funding for certain child-care providers.

Health & Human Services


SB 1270 West

Relating to the compensation of associate judges appointed to hear Title IV-D cases and child protection cases.

State Affairs


SB 1271 West

Relating to the recovery of certain expenses by an electric utility in a ratemaking proceeding; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1272 West

Relating to requirements regarding certain purchasing and contracting guidelines for open-enrollment charter schools.

Education


SB 1273 West

Relating to the rights of an employee who is a victim of domestic violence.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1274 West

Relating to the authorization for a county to establish a wage higher than the state minimum wage for competitive procurement requirements in a specific contract.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1275 West

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for taxable items used to make certain home improvements for certain disabled veterans.

Finance


SB 1664 Perry

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees.

Business & Commerce