Bills Referred Today for 5/4/2015

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Monday

May 4, 2015





Committee referral on the following:


SR 642 Perry/ Creighton

Expressing support for the study and regulation of modern agricultural technologies.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SCR 40 Hancock

Authorizing a portrait of Governor Rick Perry to be placed in the Texas Capitol.

Administration


HJR 64 Elkins

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by or leased to or by a university research technology corporation.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 104 White, James/ Israel

Relating to the practice of barbering and cosmetology at certain events.

Business & Commerce


HB 194 Price/ Smith/ Burkett/ Farias/ Aycock/ et al.

Relating to creating a recognition day in honor of Gold Star Mothers.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 197 Price/ Burkett/ Márquez

Relating to requiring a public institution of higher education to post information regarding mental health resources on the institution's Internet website.

Higher Education


HB 229 Guillen/ Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to the disposition of certain surplus motor vehicles and other law enforcement equipment by the Texas Facilities Commission.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations-S/C Border Security


HB 230 Farrar

Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases.

State Affairs


HB 311 Canales

Relating to an executory contract for the conveyance of real property; providing a penalty.

Business & Commerce


HB 324 Dutton/ Simpson/ Wu

Relating to a requirement that a peace officer obtain a search warrant before conducting a body cavity search during a traffic stop.

Criminal Justice


HB 376 Simmons

Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as open-space land if a change in use of the land occurs.

Finance


HB 388 Raymond

Relating to the duration of protective orders issued in cases of family violence against persons who are subsequently confined or imprisoned.

State Affairs


HB 418 Wu/ Allen/ Harless/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Burkett/ et al.

Relating to child victims of trafficking who are placed in secure foster homes.

Health & Human Services


HB 426 Howard/ Geren

Relating to the acceptance of employment applications through the online system for listing state agency employment openings maintained by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 442 Gonzales, Larry

Relating to assignment of certain death benefits payable by the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


HB 445 Raney/ King, Susan/ Smith/ Farias/ Sheets/ et al.

Relating to providing notice of the availability of paid leave for military service to public officers and employees.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 497 Wu

Relating to the applicability of the law governing saltwater pipeline facilities located in the vicinity of public roads.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 518 Moody

Relating to certain waivers by a defendant regarding a community supervision revocation hearing.

Criminal Justice


HB 520 Moody/ Sheets/ Clardy

Relating to the assignment of certain judges as a visiting judge.

State Affairs


HB 574 Bonnen, Greg/ Fallon

Relating to the operation of certain managed care plans with respect to certain physicians and health care providers; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Business & Commerce


HB 577 Flynn

Relating to pay, benefits and requirements for state active duty service members.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 578 White, James

Relating to an exemption from the cosmetologist licensing law for persons who provide certain services at a special event.

Business & Commerce


HB 590 Elkins/ Lucio III/ Button

Relating to the creation of research technology corporations for the development and commercialization of technologies owned by institutions of higher education or by certain medical centers with members that are institutions of higher education; providing for tax exemptions; providing a penalty.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 598 Clardy

Relating to the designation of a segment of State Highway 21 in Nacogdoches County as the Bob Luman Memorial Highway.

Transportation


HB 606 Davis, Sarah

Relating to a study on the benefits of prenatal surgical procedures to treat birth defects.

Health & Human Services


HB 615 Clardy

Relating to authorizing the sale of certain real property held by the Health and Human Services Commission to the City of Rusk.

Health & Human Services


HB 716 Lozano

Relating to the certification of certain peace officers to enforce commercial motor vehicle safety standards.

Transportation


HB 745 Bohac

Relating to the installation of solar-powered stop signs by a property owners' association.

Transportation


HB 750 Frullo/ Workman/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Cyrier/ Bohac/ et al.

Relating to a landowner's liability for certain aviation activities on or above the owner's land.

State Affairs


HB 789 Miller, Rick/ Fallon

Relating to license plates issued to retired members of the military.

Transportation


HB 792 Clardy

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for antique buses.

Transportation


HB 806 Lozano

Relating to proof of eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a person.

Finance


HB 819 Sheffield

Relating to the definition of a public health nuisance; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Health & Human Services


HB 872 Raymond/ Guillen

Relating to the reactivation of a peace officer license; authorizing fees.

Criminal Justice


HB 923 Flynn/ Fallon

Relating to the issuance of 36th Infantry Division specialty license plates and souvenir license plates.

Transportation


HB 968 Hernandez/ et al.

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

State Affairs


HB 984 Deshotel/ Parker/ Riddle/ Keffer/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee.

State Affairs


HB 1022 Moody/ Martinez Fischer/ Bonnen, Greg

Relating to the eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of certain persons with a life estate in the homestead property.

Finance


HB 1038 Sheffield/ Alonzo

Relating to premium payment assistance for insurance coverage for hemophilia medical treatment.

Health & Human Services


HB 1040 Paddie

Relating to the liability of certain sports officials and organizations.

State Affairs


HB 1050 White, James/ et al.

Relating to liability of food donors.

State Affairs


HB 1051 Wray/ Fallon

Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Ellis County.

Higher Education


HB 1054 Clardy

Relating to developmental education programs under the Texas Success Initiative for public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


HB 1061 Turner, Chris/ Herrero/ Fletcher/ Villalba/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of interference with public duties.

Criminal Justice


HB 1080 Hughes

Relating to the definition of a state judge for purposes of state driver's license and personal identification laws.

Transportation


HB 1129 Sheets

Relating to an exemption from the attorney occupation tax for attorneys exclusively offering pro bono legal services.

Finance


HB 1146 Kacal

Relating to persons who may operate a public water supply system.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1147 Kacal/ Cyrier/ Guillen

Relating to the operation of all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles.

Transportation


HB 1164 VanDeaver/ González, Mary/ Guillen/ Huberty/ et al.

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

Education


HB 1184 Paddie/ Anchia/ Villalba

Relating to authorizing certain utility cost savings and alternative fuel programs as eligible for local government energy savings performance contracts.

Business & Commerce


HB 1217 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to reporting information for certain foster children who are missing or are victims of sex trafficking.

Health & Human Services


HB 1235 King, Phil

Relating to the annexation of certain territory by the Wise County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1277 Ashby/ Fallon/ Guillen

Relating to requirements for annexation of certain commercial or industrial areas by a general-law municipality.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1282 Zerwas/ Howard/ Davis, Sarah/ Sheffield/ Farrar/ et al.

Relating to a human papillomavirus-associated cancer strategic plan developed by the Department of State Health Services.

Health & Human Services


HB 1286 Simmons/ Moody/ Dale/ Villalba

Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.

Criminal Justice


HB 1287 Simmons

Relating to a requirement that each state university's Internet website include a link to certain employment data.

Higher Education


HB 1309 Turner, Sylvester

Relating to the notification of certain legislators of the death of a child in foster care.

Health & Human Services


HB 1331 King, Phil/ Villalba

Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of certain waste arising out of or incidental to the drilling for or production of oil or gas.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 1334 Clardy/ Moody

Relating to the appeal of a residential eviction suit.

State Affairs


HB 1376 Paddie

Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to community supervision and corrections department officers and juvenile probation officers; reducing a fee.

State Affairs


HB 1417 Elkins

Relating to peace officer identification cards.

Criminal Justice


HB 1418 Bell/ Lucio III

Relating to the annexation of certain territory by general law municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1428 Raymond/ Naishtat/ Elkins

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1430 King, Susan

Relating to the inclusion of mental health in the public services endorsement on a public school diploma and in information about health science career pathways.

Education


HB 1454 Raney/ Fallon/ Guerra

Relating to notice, reporting, and records requirements for holders of certain personal property that is or may be presumed abandoned.

Business & Commerce


HB 1500 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to certain temporary orders in a suit for modification of an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

State Affairs


HB 1539 Meyer/ Anchia/ Fallon

Relating to increasing the criminal penalties in certain circumstances for insider trading and other misuse of official information by public servants.

State Affairs


HB 1560 Hernandez

Relating to investment options for property recovered in a suit by a next friend or guardian ad litem on behalf of a minor or incapacitated person.

State Affairs


HB 1579 Lucio III/ Wu/ Isaac/ Anderson, Rodney/ Villalba/ et al.

Relating to the sale and purchase of shark fins or products derived from shark fins; creating a criminal offense.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1583 Clardy

Relating to block scheduling for certain associate degree and certificate programs at public junior colleges.

Higher Education


HB 1595 Murr/ Thompson, Ed

Relating to testing certain defendants or confined persons for communicable diseases.

Criminal Justice


HB 1598 Miller, Doug

Relating to the Texas military forces oath of affirmation.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 1617 Paddie

Relating to authorizing certain real property transactions involving the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.

Criminal Justice


HB 1662 Sheets

Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1683 Bohac

Relating to an identifying number assigned to a notary public by the secretary of state.

State Affairs


HB 1707 Stephenson/ Guillen

Relating to the methods by which a political subdivision may submit contributions to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System.

State Affairs


HB 1716 Oliveira/ Deshotel

Relating to the term for a lease of land owned by certain navigation districts.

Transportation


HB 1725 Stephenson

Relating to the composition of local boards of the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System.

State Affairs


HB 1776 Kuempel

Relating to the abolishment of the interagency task force on electronic benefits transfers.

Health & Human Services


HB 1781 Bonnen, Greg/ Miles/ Sheets

Relating to access by a sibling of a child separated from the sibling due to an action by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

State Affairs


HB 1786 Dutton

Relating to the transfer of driver and traffic safety education from the Texas Education Agency and the Department of Public Safety to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; changing the amounts of certain fees; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.

Education


HB 1814 Farney

Relating to the online renewal of driver's licenses of certain active duty military personnel and relatives.

Transportation


HB 1887 Muñoz, Jr./ Canales/ Guerra/ Lucio III/ Guillen

Relating to the establishment of a regional center for public safety excellence in the Rio Grande Valley.

Higher Education


HB 1888 Capriglione

Relating to punishment for the offense of driving a commercial motor vehicle without a commercial driver's license; increasing a penalty.

Transportation


HB 1890 Elkins

Relating to the development and implementation of a statewide strategy for legacy system modernization.

Business & Commerce


HB 1902 Howard/ Isaac/ Workman/ Lucio III

Relating to the regulation and use of graywater and alternative onsite water.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1924 Coleman/ Zerwas

Relating to the authority of a psychologist to delegate certain care to an intern.

Health & Human Services


HB 1963 Deshotel

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 87 as the Texas Game Warden Michael C. Pauling Memorial Highway.

Transportation


HB 1992 Zerwas/ Clardy

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

Higher Education


HB 1993 Sheffield

Relating to the authorization of independent school districts to use electronic means to notify parents of a student's academic performance.

Education


HB 2000 Gutierrez

Relating to the purchase of certain commodity items by an entity other than a state agency.

Business & Commerce


HB 2002 Keffer

Relating to the recycling of county surplus or salvage property.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2027 Bonnen, Greg/ Faircloth/ Laubenberg/ Fallon/ Villalba

Relating to establishing precincts for elections held on a uniform election date by certain political subdivisions.

State Affairs


HB 2031 Lucio III/ Keffer/ Hunter/ Miller, Doug/ Workman

Relating to the diversion, treatment, and use of marine seawater and the discharge of treated marine seawater and waste resulting from the desalination of marine seawater; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 2050 Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to voter information provided by a voter registrar to the secretary of state.

State Affairs


HB 2053 Farney/ Craddick/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Burkett/ et al.

Relating to the protection of certain children who may be subject to child abuse or neglect through the operation of the child safety check alert list.

Health & Human Services


HB 2068 Coleman

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

State Affairs


HB 2079 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the designation of May as Postpartum Depression Awareness Month.

Health & Human Services


HB 2092 Zerwas

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

Administration


HB 2115 Phillips/ Fallon/ Guillen

Relating to the initial inspection period for motor vehicles purchased by certain commercial fleet buyers.

Transportation


HB 2134 Burkett

Relating to allowing a governmental body to request clarification of a request for public information by electronic mail.

Business & Commerce


HB 2135 Miller, Doug

Relating to the purchasing of a firearm of an honorably retired or deceased peace officer.

Criminal Justice


HB 2167 Smith

Relating to certain images captured by an unmanned aircraft.

Business & Commerce


HB 2216 Coleman/ Burkett

Relating to information required of an applicant for a driver's license.

Transportation


HB 2244 Zerwas/ Villalba

Relating to the regulation of medical waste; adding and amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 2278 Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to authorizing certain current and retired associate judges to conduct a marriage ceremony.

State Affairs


HB 2284 Walle

Relating to the revocation of certain water utilities' certificate of public convenience and necessity for major rules violations.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 2290 Parker/ Meyer/ Frullo

Relating to designating January as Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

Administration


HB 2296 Smith

Relating to regulation by a municipality of the possession of an open container or the public consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Business & Commerce


HB 2332 Miller, Doug

Relating to the naming by the Texas Historical Commission of certain areas without historical value that are on historic sites.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 2339 Smith/ Meyer/ Geren/ Dale/ Villalba

Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in public entertainment facilities.

Business & Commerce


HB 2410 Nevárez

Relating to the annual audit of the books and records of the Maverick County Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2428 Wray

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

State Affairs


HB 2439 Smith

Relating to inspections and other activities conducted by engineers in connection with the issuance of certain windstorm and hail insurance.

Business & Commerce


HB 2472 Zerwas

Relating to the automatic admission of undergraduate students to The University of Texas at Austin.

Higher Education


HB 2494 Ashby/ Clardy/ King, Ken

Relating to the licensing and regulation of associate auctioneers; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; requiring an occupational license.

Business & Commerce


HB 2508 Parker

Relating to the powers and duties of the Alpha Ranch Water Control and Improvement District of Denton and Wise Counties; providing authority to issue bonds, impose a tax, and levy assessments for roadway purposes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2509 Parker

Relating to the powers and duties of the Brookfield Water Control and Improvement District; providing authority to issue bonds, impose a tax, and levy assessments for roadway purposes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2515 Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to authority to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign trade zone at or adjacent to the Pharr port of entry.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2533 Goldman/ et al.

Relating to the repeal of an offense prohibiting offensive noise on a premises covered by an alcoholic beverage license or permit.

Business & Commerce


HB 2536 Harless/ Dutton/ Davis, Sarah

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

State Affairs


HB 2552 Parker

Relating to the powers and duties of the Canyon Falls Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Denton County; providing authority to issue bonds and impose a tax.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2630 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to certain programs provided to families of children at risk for abuse and neglect.

Health & Human Services


HB 2702 Pickett/ Larson

Relating to an alternative composition of a board of directors of a regional mobility authority.

Transportation


HB 2735 Capriglione/ Springer

Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages in certain areas annexed by a municipality.

Business & Commerce


HB 2767 Keffer

Relating to the powers, duties, and administration of groundwater conservation districts; amending provisions that authorize fees.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 2771 Martinez, "Mando"/ Springer/ Guillen

Relating to employment activities of certain emergency response personnel for purposes of the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.

Business & Commerce


HB 2789 Raymond/ Naishtat

Relating to trauma-informed care training for certain employees of state supported living centers and intermediate care facilities.

Health & Human Services


HB 2878 Márquez

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2913 Aycock/ White, Molly

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3003 Thompson, Senfronia

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

State Affairs


HB 3014 Parker/ Burkett/ Guerra

Relating to the administration of "pay for success" contracts for state agencies.

Business & Commerce


HB 3062 Clardy

Relating to the Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Program.

Higher Education


HB 3067 Coleman

Relating to the amount that may be donated by contract by certain populous counties to crime stoppers or crime prevention organizations.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3123 Price

Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.

State Affairs


HB 3132 Parker

Relating to eligibility requirements to act as a financial adviser or investment adviser in relation to certain public securities.

Business & Commerce


HB 3185 Raney

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3245 Crownover

Relating to qualified nonprofit corporations acting for and on behalf of two or more cities.

Higher Education


HB 3286 Miller, Doug

Relating to the dissolution of the Rebecca Creek Municipal Utility District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3373 Miller, Doug/ Fallon/ Guillen

Relating to the liability of reimbursing employers under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 3555 Parker

Relating to certain administrative procedures and enforcement authority relating to state banks, state trust companies, and bank holding companies.

Business & Commerce


HB 3707 Gonzales, Larry

Relating to cloud computing services.

Business & Commerce


HB 3742 Smith

Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to determine applicant eligibility for a license.

Business & Commerce


HB 3823 Price/ Keough/ McClendon/ Frullo/ Zerwas

Relating to rate-setting and data collection processes under the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly.

Health & Human Services


HB 3858 Stephenson

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

Administration


HB 3911 Paul

Relating to the appointment by insurers, health maintenance organizations, and their agents of holders of a temporary agent's license.

Business & Commerce


HB 4001 Raymond/ Faircloth

Relating to the provision of habilitation and certain health care services by a home and community support services agency; authorizing a fee, providing penalties, and requiring an occupational license.

Health & Human Services


HB 4025 Keffer/ Guillen

Relating to county energy transportation reinvestment zones.

Transportation


HB 4126 Zerwas

Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 218; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Administration


HB 4127 Metcalf

Relating to the creation of the Foster Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Montgomery County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 4129 Bell

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.

Administration


HB 4131 Wu

Relating to competitive bidding procedures and election requirements for the Westchase District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 4132 Bell

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.

Administration


HB 4133 Bell

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.

Administration


HB 4134 Bell

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.

Administration