Bills Referred Today for 3/25/2015

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Wednesday

March 25, 2015





Committee referral on the following:


SJR 57 Bettencourt

Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, 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, and extending the number of days that certain tangible personal property that is exempt from ad valorem taxation due to its temporary location in this state may remain located in this state before forfeiting the right to the exemption.

Finance


SJR 59 Campbell

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to nullify an order, rule, policy, or similar measure adopted by the executive branch of the federal government that exceeds the authority granted by the United States Constitution.

State Affairs


SJR 60 Campbell

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.

Finance


SJR 61 West

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to indigent residents of the county.

Finance


SJR 62 Nichols

Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue sources to be used for the acquisition of rights-of-way for and the construction and maintenance of public roadways.

Transportation


SJR 63 Perry

Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress.

State Affairs


SJR 64 Lucio

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of emergency response districts; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SJR 65 Hinojosa

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the use of bonds and notes in the military value revolving loan account.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SJR 66 Huffman

Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the governor's and lieutenant governor's terms of office to begin at 10 a.m. on the day preceding the day the regular legislative session convenes.

State Affairs


SB 1801 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the recognition of certain employment authorizations granted by federal executive action.

State Affairs


SB 1802 Ellis

Relating to the method of returning a ballot to be voted by mail.

State Affairs


SB 1803 Lucio

Relating to route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties.

Transportation


SB 1804 Hinojosa

Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for at-risk developments.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1805 Lucio

Relating to the rate of the hotel occupancy taxes in certain counties and the use of revenue from the hotel occupancy tax by certain counties; authorizing an increase in the rate of a tax.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1806 Estes

Relating to limits on the regulatory authority of a municipality.

State Affairs


SB 1807 Bettencourt

Relating to the system for appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes; authorizing a fee.

Finance


SB 1808 Bettencourt

Relating to the confidentiality and use of information related to a taxpayer subject to audit by the comptroller.

Finance


SB 1809 Bettencourt

Relating to ad valorem tax protests and appeals.

Finance


SB 1810 West

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

Higher Education


SB 1811 Kolkhorst

Relating to certain publications of intimate visual material by a business; providing civil penalties.

Criminal Justice


SB 1812 Kolkhorst

Relating to transparency in the reporting of eminent domain authority and the creation of an eminent domain database.

Business & Commerce


SB 1813 Kolkhorst

Relating to procedures for complaints filed with the Texas Medical Board against physicians.

Health & Human Services


SB 1814 Kolkhorst

Relating to establishment of a child-care facility database on the Department of Family and Protective Services' Internet website.

Health & Human Services


SB 1815 Kolkhorst

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

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1816 Hinojosa

Relating to the authority of the Employees Retirement System of Texas to make available a TRICARE Military Health System Supplemental plan.

State Affairs


SB 1817 Zaffirini

Relating to a limitation on the location of solid waste facilities.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1818 Zaffirini

Relating to a requirement that an employer provide an employee with an earnings statement at the end of each pay period.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1819 Campbell/ Creighton/ Kolkhorst

Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations-S/C Border Security


SB 1820 Taylor, Van

Relating to the exemption of certain vehicles from towing regulations.

Business & Commerce


SB 1821 Campbell

Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.

Finance


SB 1822 Taylor, Larry

Relating to grants for school districts and campuses providing blended and individualized learning staff development activities.

Education


SB 1823 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain municipalities.

Transportation


SB 1824 Campbell

Relating to limitations on awarding the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1825 Creighton

Relating to the period of time allowed for appointment of a board of managers for a school district.

Education


SB 1826 Campbell

Relating to the regulation of the amount of installed electric generation capacity.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1827 Campbell

Relating to the legislature's goals for renewable electric generating capacity.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1828 Zaffirini

Relating to the creation of the offense of cargo theft.

Criminal Justice


SB 1829 Zaffirini

Relating to printing requirements for state agencies.

Business & Commerce


SB 1830 Creighton

Relating to the use of a credit or charge card by certain state agencies to make certain purchases.

Business & Commerce


SB 1831 Menéndez

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 151 as the Specialist Dane Balcon Memorial Bridge.

Transportation


SB 1832 Menéndez

Relating to the contents of a notice of appraised value sent to a property owner by the chief appraiser of an appraisal district.

Finance


SB 1833 Menéndez

Relating to a supplemental payment for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the unfunded actuarial liabilities allowed under that system.

State Affairs


SB 1834 Menéndez

Relating to participation in the state group benefits program by a member of the Texas National Guard called to protect the border.

State Affairs


SB 1835 Menéndez

Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle use tax for motor vehicles brought into this state by certain current or former military personnel.

Finance


SB 1836 Menéndez

Relating to a chronic respiratory disease state strategic plan developed by the Department of State Health Services.

Health & Human Services


SB 1837 Menéndez

Relating to requiring certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities to hold a referendum before spending any money for a fixed rail transit system.

Transportation


SB 1838 Menéndez

Relating to the definition of peace officer for purposes of intercepting or collecting information in relation to certain communications in an investigation conducted by an arson investigating unit.

Criminal Justice


SB 1839 Menéndez

Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of cannabis for medical purposes; authorizing fees.

Health & Human Services


SB 1840 Kolkhorst

Relating to standards for the Public Utility Commission of Texas to grant or deny certain certificates of convenience and necessity.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1841 Hall

Relating to the verification of employment authorization by governmental entities, state contractors, and state grant recipients, including the use of the federal E-verify program.

Business & Commerce


SB 1842 Hall

Relating to removing the requirement for bilingual education and special language programs for certain students of limited English proficiency.

Education


SB 1843 West

Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to indigent residents of the county.

Finance


SB 1844 Zaffirini

Relating to the establishment and functions of the Interagency Data Coordination and Transparency Commission.

Business & Commerce


SB 1845 Zaffirini

Relating to employment of a statewide data coordinator in the Department of Information Resources.

Business & Commerce


SB 1846 Garcia

Relating to the criminal penalty for violating the Flood Control and Insurance Act.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1847 Garcia

Relating to the option of providing electronic recordings of proceedings in the municipal court of record for the City of Houston.

Criminal Justice


SB 1848 Garcia

Relating to civil liability of shareholders and members of certain legal entities that engage in the trafficking of persons.

State Affairs


SB 1849 Nichols

Relating to the deposit of certain amounts to the credit of the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.

Finance


SB 1850 Nichols

Relating to a sales tax exemption for the rental of equipment used in the construction or improvement of a road or highway for a governmental entity.

Finance


SB 1851 Nichols

Relating to the premises covered by mixed beverage permits for certain county-owned facilities.

Business & Commerce


SB 1852 Nichols

Relating to the adoption of an amendment procedure for restrictive covenants affecting real property in certain residential subdivisions.

Business & Commerce


SB 1853 Lucio

Relating to authorizing the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas to establish a statewide program for the prevention and detection of certain criminal offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 1854 Lucio

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by the National Hispanic Institute.

Finance


SB 1855 Lucio

Relating to appeals regarding dangerous dogs.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1856 Ellis

Relating to confidentiality of student records.

Higher Education


SB 1857 Garcia

Relating to the payment of gratuities to certain employees.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1858 Garcia

Relating to programs in public schools designed to facilitate planning and saving for higher education and facilitate personal financial literacy instruction.

Education


SB 1859 Zaffirini

Relating to the restoration of expired eminent domain authority of certain rural rail transportation districts.

Transportation


SB 1860 Zaffirini

Relating to the definition of "heavy equipment" for purposes of the ad valorem taxation of certain dealer's heavy equipment inventory.

Finance


SB 1861 Burton

Relating to the audit of Tarrant Regional Water District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1862 Burton

Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs


SB 1863 Burton

Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state.

Criminal Justice


SB 1864 Burton/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Campbell/ Creighton/ et al.

Relating to requiring a peace officer to obtain a warrant to search a cellular telephone or other wireless communications device.

Criminal Justice


SB 1865 Zaffirini

Relating to the filing of a complaint with the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1866 Zaffirini/ Lucio

Relating to an award program to recognize school nutrition program excellence.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1867 Zaffirini

Relating to excluding certain adult students receiving special education services from computation of dropout and completion rates for purposes of public school accountability.

Education


SB 1868 Zaffirini

Relating to public school accountability for bilingual education and English as a second language and other special language programs.

Education


SB 1869 Lucio

Relating to resource awareness sessions for women seeking abortions.

State Affairs


SB 1870 Lucio

Relating to state agency rules and strategic plans guided by the principle that life begins at conception.

State Affairs


SB 1871 Lucio

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Board of Behavior Analyst Examiners and the requirement to obtain a license to practice as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst; imposing fees; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense.

Health & Human Services


SB 1872 Campbell

Relating to coverage provided by certain qualified health plans for abortions.

State Affairs


SB 1873 Campbell

Relating to requiring personnel of abortion facilities and certain other facilities performing abortions to complete training on human trafficking.

Health & Human Services


SB 1874 Whitmire

Relating to accessing criminal history record information and other records of involvement in the criminal justice system; authorizing fees; authorizing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 1875 Uresti

Relating to funding and donations for transportation projects, including projects of county energy transportation reinvestment zones.

Transportation


SB 1876 Zaffirini

Relating to the appointment of attorneys ad litem, guardians ad litem, and mediators.

State Affairs


SB 1877 Zaffirini

Relating to the development and maintenance by each state agency of a data use agreement for the state agency's employees.

Business & Commerce


SB 1878 Zaffirini

Relating to a study on the feasibility of implementing more secure access requirements for electronically stored information held by the state.

Business & Commerce


SB 1879 Zaffirini

Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1880 Zaffirini

Relating to the authority of the Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate abuse, neglect, or exploitation of individuals receiving services from certain providers.

Health & Human Services


SB 1881 Zaffirini

Relating to authorizing supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1882 Zaffirini

Relating to a bill of rights for wards under guardianship.

Health & Human Services


SB 1883 Zaffirini

Relating to the administration of housing funds set aside for persons with disabilities through the homebuyer assistance program.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1884 Zaffirini

Relating to the provision of cognitive rehabilitation therapy under the Medicaid program.

Health & Human Services


SB 1885 Zaffirini/ Watson

Relating to the reimbursement of providers for the provision of certain home telemonitoring services under the Medicaid program.

Health & Human Services


SB 1886 Zaffirini

Relating to developing a program to provide telemedicine medical services to certain children.

Health & Human Services


SB 1887 Zaffirini

Relating to the period for which a defendant with an intellectual disability who is found incompetent to stand trial may be civilly committed before the court holds a hearing to determine whether the defendant's release is appropriate.

Criminal Justice


SB 1888 Zaffirini

Relating to a requirement that a county report the number of certain persons with mental illness detained in that county's jail.

Criminal Justice


SB 1889 Zaffirini

Relating to the disclosure and use of certain information in the Department of Family and Protective Services central registry of child abuse or neglect cases and the report of certain information regarding those cases to the legislature.

Health & Human Services


SB 1890 Zaffirini

Relating to the electronic monitoring of residents at state supported living centers.

Health & Human Services


SB 1891 Zaffirini

Relating to the delivery of mental health services and supports under a system of care framework to minors who have or are at risk of developing a serious emotional disturbance or who are at risk of being removed from the minor's home.

Health & Human Services


SB 1892 Garcia

Relating to a study on homeless youth.

Health & Human Services


SB 1893 Garcia

Relating to the assessment of public school students in writing and English language arts.

Education


SB 1894 Garcia/ Hinojosa

Relating to the powers and duties of navigation districts, port authorities, and boards of trustees of municipal port facilities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1895 West

Relating to certain programs established by a municipality to provide affordable housing.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1896 Taylor, Larry

Relating to providing public school students tutorials through the state virtual school network for end-of-course assessment instruments required for graduation.

Education


SB 1897 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the powers and duties of the commissioner of education regarding open-enrollment charter schools.

Education


SB 1898 Taylor, Larry

Relating to revocation of a charter for an open-enrollment charter school and procedures for the disposition of property owned by a charter school after revocation or surrender of a charter.

Education


SB 1899 Campbell

Relating to the scope of duties of an emergency medical technician-paramedic and a licensed paramedic.

Health & Human Services


SB 1900 Campbell

Relating to funding for an open-enrollment charter school based on certain ad valorem taxes collected by school districts.

Education


SB 1901 Campbell

Relating to emergency response employees or volunteers and others exposed or potentially exposed to certain diseases or parasites.

Health & Human Services


SB 1902 Perry

Relating to an order of nondisclosure of certain criminal history record information.

Criminal Justice


SB 1903 Perry

Relating to the storage and recovery of water in aquifers; authorizing fees and surcharges.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1904 Perry

Relating to the creation of a select interim committee to undertake a comprehensive review of the provision of public health care services in this state.

Health & Human Services


SB 1905 Perry

Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt certain rules related to ratemaking procedures and to the status of previously adopted rules.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1906 Perry

Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties, civil restitution, and other payments received by the attorney general.

State Affairs


SB 1907 Perry

Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the development of a market and conveyance network for water in this state.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1908 Perry

Relating to bond elections for the Lynn County Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1909 Perry

Relating to the sale or use of an incorrect weighing or measuring device; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1910 Perry

Relating to private road work by certain counties.

Transportation


SB 1911 Perry

Relating to the medical treatment and care of animals by certain persons in animal shelters and releasing agencies.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1912 Perry

Relating to authorizing supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1913 Perry

Relating to a court administrator in certain counties.

State Affairs


SB 1914 Watson

Relating to creation of the Texas Health Improvement Network.

Health & Human Services


SB 1915 Watson

Relating to the provision of certain information by a seller of residential real property to a buyer of residential real estate.

Business & Commerce


SB 1916 Watson

Relating to the escheat of Unites States savings bonds.

Business & Commerce


SB 1917 Watson

Relating to contributions to the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1918 Watson

Relating to the use of certain lighting equipment on motorcycles.

Transportation


SB 1919 Watson

Relating to the authority of the Texas Transportation Commission to establish variable speed limits.

Transportation


SB 1920 Watson

Relating to an exemption from the veterinary licensing law for certain persons who provide services to an animal shelter.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1921 Watson

Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia.

Criminal Justice


SB 1922 Watson

Relating to the funding of the designated trauma facility and emergency medical services account through the imposition of court costs on persons convicted of certain driving-related offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 1923 Watson

Relating to the funding of the designated trauma facility and emergency medical services account through the imposition of court costs on persons convicted of certain driving-related offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 1924 Eltife

Relating to landscape control along interstate and state highway rights-of-way; imposing a criminal penalty.

Transportation


SB 1925 West

Relating to the dedication of revenue received from certain court costs to the truancy prevention and diversion fund.

State Affairs


SB 1926 Zaffirini

Relating to permits to be issued for the storage and disposal of certain oil and gas waste.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1927 Seliger

Relating to the investment of a portion of the economic stabilization fund balance.

Finance


SB 1928 Seliger

Relating to the rulemaking authority of the Health and Human Services Commission to provide for the placement of refugees in this state.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations-S/C Border Security


SB 1929 Garcia

Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction and the appointment of an attorney ad litem or guardian ad litem in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

State Affairs


SB 1930 Garcia

Relating to the appointment of counsel in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

State Affairs


SB 1931 Garcia

Relating to the appointment of an attorney ad litem for a parent in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

State Affairs


SB 1932 Garcia

Relating to the payment of permanency care assistance.

Health & Human Services


SB 1933 Garcia

Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for items sold through a vending machine operated by certain nonprofit organizations.

Finance


SB 1934 Campbell

Relating to requirements for the issuance of a driver's license or personal identification certificate.

State Affairs


SB 1935 Campbell

Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers.

Health & Human Services


SB 1936 Kolkhorst

Relating to the recovery of damages resulting from an emergency transfer of water authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1937 Kolkhorst

Relating to civil penalties levied and disciplinary proceedings conducted against certain covered entities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1938 Huffman

Relating to the creation of an additional family district court for Fort Bend County.

State Affairs


SB 1939 Huffman

Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1940 Huffman

Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of systems and programs administered by Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1941 Huffman

Relating to service credit and benefits under and funding requirements for the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1942 Huffman

Relating to the doctrine of forum non conveniens.

State Affairs


SB 1943 Huffman/ Bettencourt

Relating to the duty to report child abuse or neglect.

Health & Human Services


SB 1944 Huffman

Relating to the disposition of certain firearms seized by a law enforcement agency.

Criminal Justice


SB 1945 Fraser

Relating to establishing competitive retail electricity options for customers served by certain municipally owned utilities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1946 Fraser

Relating to the application of the open meetings and public information laws to the Texas Mutual Insurance Company.

Business & Commerce


SB 1947 Zaffirini

Relating to alternative road construction methods.

Transportation


SB 1948 Nichols

Relating to certain holders of motor home manufacturer's and dealer's licenses.

Transportation


SB 1949 Hinojosa

Relating to the allocation of Texas Emissions Reduction Plan funds.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1950 Hinojosa

Relating to the fee collected for the provision of providing street lights in a subdivision in the unincorporated area of certain counties and the authority of said county to obtain a lien against property of a landowner to secure payment of a fee for the installation, operation, and maintenance of street lights.

Business & Commerce


SB 1951 Hinojosa

Relating to the promotion of tourism related to the musical heritage of this state.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1952 Hinojosa

Relating to a requirement that a hospital allow a patient to designate a caregiver to receive aftercare instruction regarding the patient.

Health & Human Services


SB 1953 Hinojosa/ Rodríguez/ Uresti/ Zaffirini

Relating to the establishment of the Texas-Mexico Commission.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1954 Hinojosa

Relating to the authority and obligations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Public Utility Commission of Texas to comply with and implement a Clean Power Plan.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1955 Hinojosa

Relating to the control of access to state highways by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Transportation


SB 1956 Hinojosa

Relating to property tax lenders and property tax loans.

Business & Commerce


SB 1957 Hinojosa

Relating to the payment of property taxes through the use of property tax loans or other means.

Business & Commerce


SB 1958 Hinojosa

Relating to the election of certain county bail bond board members.

Criminal Justice


SB 1959 Hinojosa

Relating to peace officers commissioned by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

Criminal Justice


SB 1960 Hinojosa

Relating to the release of bulk criminal history record information by certain individuals and agencies.

Criminal Justice


SB 1961 Hinojosa

Relating to the appointment and duties of criminal magistrates for certain courts in Hidalgo County.

State Affairs


SB 1962 Hinojosa

Relating to the awarding of certain contracts of the Veterans' Land Board to veteran-owned businesses.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1963 Hinojosa

Relating to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's authority to contract with federal agencies to provide healthcare to veterans.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1964 Hinojosa

Relating to certain fees assessed in Hidalgo County district courts including fees assessed by the Hidalgo county clerk.

State Affairs


SB 1965 Hinojosa

Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for at-risk developments.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1966 Hinojosa

Relating to identification and implementation of hospital funding solutions.

Health & Human Services


SB 1967 Hinojosa

Relating to space utilization and online enrollment requirements for the issuance of revenue bonds by certain public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1968 Huffman

Relating to the organization of public employees.

State Affairs


SB 1969 Huffman

Relating to ethics of public servants, including the functions and duties of the Texas Ethics Commission; the regulation of political contributions, political advertising, lobbying, and conduct of public servants; and the reporting of political contributions and expenditures and personal financial information; providing civil and criminal penalties.

State Affairs


SB 1970 Huffman

Relating to increasing the electronic filing fee for certain courts of law.

State Affairs


SB 1971 Huffman

Relating to the transfer of the regulation of licensed dyslexia practitioners and licensed dyslexia therapists to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Health & Human Services


SB 1972 Huffman

Relating to the creation of a grant program to provide money for security at certain major events; authorizing fees.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1973 Taylor, Van

Relating to the names of certain businesses.

Business & Commerce


SB 1974 Zaffirini

Relating to the adoption of uniform rules for hours of work for certain county employees.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1975 Zaffirini

Relating to a study of the economic cost of significant oil and gas activity in rural areas of the state.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1976 Lucio

Relating to the establishment and administration of a program designed to increase the availability of affordable housing.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1977 Lucio

Relating to the use of hunting license fees to help feed hungry Texans.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1978 Lucio

Relating to a voluntary contribution to help feed hungry Texans when a person applies for a hunting license.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1979 Hall

Relating to the study of the fiscal impact on local governments in Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall Counties of restructuring the NorthSTAR behavioral health system and the effective implementation the Sunset Commission Health and Human Services Commission Issue 9 recommendation.

Health & Human Services


SB 1980 Garcia

Relating to the participation of an advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider for certain governmental and other health benefit plans.

Health & Human Services


SB 1981 Bettencourt

Relating to the eligibility of persons to participate in an ad valorem tax sale of real property.

Finance


SB 1982 Kolkhorst

Relating to the exemption from auctioneer regulation of certain motor vehicle auctions.

Transportation


SB 1983 Seliger

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of pollution control property.

Finance


SB 1984 Huffman

Relating to the canvass of election returns for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor.

State Affairs


SB 1985 Uresti

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of a real property interest in oil or gas in place.

Finance


SB 1986 Taylor, Larry

Relating to authorizing a recreation and wellness facility fee at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Higher Education


SB 1987 Menéndez

Relating to specialty license plates for people with a hearing impairment.

Transportation


SB 1988 Menéndez

Relating to a leasehold or other possessory interest in real property granted by a public facility corporation for a public facility.

Business & Commerce


SB 1989 Menéndez

Relating to underwriting standards for developments receiving an allocation of low income housing tax credits administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1990 Menéndez

Relating to the disclosure of information about water used in hydraulic fracturing.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1991 Menéndez

Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1992 Taylor, Van

Relating to a restriction on the use of certain political contributions from a single source in the month before an election.

State Affairs


SB 1993 Nelson

Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.

Finance


SB 1994 Bettencourt

Relating to municipal control of certain public retirement systems established for the benefit of municipal employees.

State Affairs


SB 1995 Menéndez

Relating to the establishment of a health care pilot program for low-income individuals.

Business & Commerce


SB 1996 Menéndez

Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes imposed on certain residence homesteads.

Finance


SB 1997 Menéndez

Relating to the authority of a property owner to enter into a property tax loan if the property is already subject to a lien securing such a loan.

Business & Commerce


SB 1998 Menéndez

Relating to consideration of location of an offeror's principal place of business in awarding certain municipal contracts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1999 Menéndez

Relating to adult day care.

Health & Human Services


HB 10 Thompson, Senfronia/ Hunter/ Longoria/ Parker/ Harless/ et al.

Relating to certain criminal and civil consequences of trafficking of persons, compelling prostitution, and certain other related criminal offenses; to the prevention, prosecution, and punishment of those offenses, and to compensation paid to victims of those offenses.

Criminal Justice


HB 11 Bonnen, Dennis/ Phillips/ Oliveira/ Lucio III/ Parker/ et al.

Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention of certain offenses; creating an offense and increasing a criminal penalty.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations-S/C Border Security


HB 437 Raney/ King, Susan/ Farias/ Sheets/ Smith/ et al.

Relating to eligibility to participate in health benefit programs for certain state employees reemployed after military service.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 834 Hernandez/ Phillips/ Lucio III/ King, Susan/ Martinez Fischer

Relating to the criteria for issuing a silver alert for a missing senior citizen.

Criminal Justice



Committee re-referral on the following:


SCR 33 Rodríguez

Designating September 8 as Major Jefferson Van Horne Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2015.

Re-referred from Administration to Veteran Affairs & Military Installations