Bills Referred Today for 3/30/2015

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Monday

March 30, 2015





Committee referral on the following:


SJR 67 Menéndez

Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the minimum amount that the state may contribute to the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SR 451 Taylor, Larry

Urging Congress to direct the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SCR 34 Creighton/ Nichols

Directing the Texas Water Development Board to conduct a feasibility study on the use of brackish groundwater sources in Montgomery County.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1278 Campbell

Relating to the creation of a judicial district composed of Kendall County, the composition of the 216th Judicial District, the creation of a criminal district attorney of Kendall County, and the abolishment of the County Court at Law of Kendall County and the office of county attorney of Kendall County.

State Affairs


SB 1343 Huffines

Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation by the Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District of certain property subject to a tax abatement agreement with the district and to the validation of certain actions of the district.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1440 Campbell

Relating to the territory and authority of the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District to regulate certain wells for the production of groundwater.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 2000 Rodríguez

Relating to jurisdiction and court administration of the El Paso Criminal Law Magistrate Court.

State Affairs


SB 2001 Garcia

Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Women Veterans Program.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 2002 Creighton

Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 111; providing authority to issue bonds and impose fees and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2003 Eltife/ et al.

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer screening.

Business & Commerce


SB 2005 Menéndez

Relating to eligibility for membership and funding of benefits for certain law enforcement, custodial, and other peace officers.

State Affairs


SB 2006 Ellis

Relating to decreasing the state sales and use tax rate.

Finance


SB 2008 Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 539; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2009 Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 541; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2010 Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 20; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2011 Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 21; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2012 Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 22; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2013 Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 538; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2014 Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 23; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2015 Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 152; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2016 Lucio

Relating to limitations on annexation by and extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2017 Lucio

Relating to the establishment of an innovative workforce training center in the Rio Grande Valley.

Higher Education


SB 2019 Uresti

Relating to the composition of the Texas Violent Gang Task Force.

Criminal Justice


SB 2020 Creighton

Relating to the powers, operations, and boundaries of The Woodlands Township; authorizing a fee.

Transportation


SB 2021 Menéndez

Relating to the state contribution to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs



Committee re-referral on the following:


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.

Re-referred from Business & Commerce to Finance