Bills Referred Today for 5/12/2015

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Tuesday

May 12, 2015





Committee referral on the following:


SCR 46 Rodríguez

Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Marcelino Serna.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 2075 Campbell

Relating to the annexation and eminent domain powers of and the development of certain wastewater projects by the Needmore Ranch Municipal Utility District No. 1.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 14 Morrison/ Isaac/ Reynolds

Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 96 Flynn

Relating to the authority of the Cash Special Utility District to issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 127 McClendon

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Commendation Medal.

Transportation


HB 227 Guillen

Relating to disposition of certain unclaimed money by local telephone exchange companies.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 257 Farney/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Sheets/ King, Ken/ Price

Relating to a judge's or justice's significant interest in a business entity that owns, manages, or operates a private correctional or rehabilitation facility.

State Affairs


HB 258 Miles/ Laubenberg/ et al.

Relating to the provision of the reason for rejecting a voter registration application.

State Affairs


HB 281 Simmons/ Parker

Relating to a limitation on the expansion of certain landfills.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 353 King, Ken/ Springer/ Burns/ Simpson/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to the application of certain weapons laws to and liability for certain actions of volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a concealed handgun.

State Affairs


HB 416 Riddle/ Clardy/ Bohac/ Miller, Rick/ Cyrier/ et al.

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

Health & Human Services


HB 634 Metcalf/ et al.

Relating to the rights of a guardian of a person in the criminal justice system.

Criminal Justice


HB 638 Anchia/ Simmons

Relating to annuity payments to surviving spouses and designated beneficiaries of persons wrongfully imprisoned.

State Affairs


HB 648 Krause

Relating to the selection of directors to the board of directors for the Viridian Municipal Management District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 866 Thompson, Ed

Relating to the exemption from jury service of a person who is the primary caretaker of another person.

State Affairs


HB 939 Dale/ Schaefer/ Oliveira/ Canales

Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants regarding standby electric generators affecting residential homes.

Business & Commerce


HB 991 Bohac/ Capriglione/ Villalba/ Fallon

Relating to the display of notice of federal and state tax rates for motor fuel sold at retail.

Transportation


HB 1083 Márquez/ Guillen/ Rose/ Collier

Relating to a mental health assessment of certain inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice


HB 1101 Turner, Sylvester

Relating to extending the period over which the balance of the system benefit fund is to be eliminated.

Finance


HB 1169 Flynn/ Fallon/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information in the possession of an appraisal district; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Business & Commerce


HB 1200 Simpson/ Smithee/ Raymond/ Keffer/ Price/ et al.

Relating to civil liability of a person who produces, distributes, sells, or provides or aids in the production, distribution, sale, or provision of certain synthetic substances to another person for damages caused by the other person.

State Affairs


HB 1230 Anderson, Rodney

Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving the operation of an overweight vehicle.

Transportation


HB 1295 Capriglione/ Geren/ Fallon

Relating to the disclosure of interested parties by persons contracting with governmental entities and state agencies.

Business & Commerce


HB 1329 Naishtat

Relating to the payment of costs incurred by the involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness.

State Affairs


HB 1425 Fletcher/ White, James

Relating to the amount of the fee paid by a defendant for a peace officer's services in executing or processing an arrest warrant, capias, or capias pro fine.

Criminal Justice


HB 1431 King, Susan

Relating to the development of a career-oriented foreign language program that public schools may offer.

Education


HB 1481 Murphy/ Herrero/ Deshotel/ Fletcher/ Phillips

Relating to prohibiting the operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities; creating a criminal offense.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations-S/C Border Security


HB 1492 Miller, Doug/ Keffer/ Phillips/ Clardy/ Sheets/ et al.

Relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in certain actions asserting asbestos- or silica-related injuries.

State Affairs


HB 1514 Sheffield

Relating to health insurance identification cards issued by qualified health plan issuers.

Business & Commerce


HB 1541 Burkett/ Turner, Sylvester/ Rose/ King, Susan/ Guillen

Relating to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program.

Health & Human Services


HB 1542 Paddie

Relating to the use of digital message display systems in certain public facilities.

Business & Commerce


HB 1551 Howard/ Bonnen, Greg/ Koop

Relating to money distributed by the School Land Board to the available school fund or to the State Board of Education for investment in the permanent school fund.

Finance


HB 1613 Guillen

Relating to the use of performance on certain assessment instruments designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to satisfy requirements concerning high school end-of-course assessment instruments.

Higher Education


HB 1631 Phelan

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

Transportation


HB 1663 Cook/ Villalba/ Fallon

Relating to a defendant's payment of costs associated with a court-appointed counsel.

Criminal Justice


HB 1692 Sheets

Relating to the doctrine of forum non conveniens.

State Affairs


HB 1724 Sheffield/ Zerwas/ Miller, Rick/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a state plan for Streptococcus pneumoniae education and prevention.

Health & Human Services


HB 1790 Márquez/ Nevárez

Relating to job performance on behalf of a fire fighter or police officer who is recovering from an off-duty injury.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1830 Kuempel/ Flynn/ Miller, Rick/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms.

Business & Commerce


HB 1905 Springer/ Fallon

Relating to the repeal of certain alcoholic beverage taxes and the tax on controlled substances.

Finance


HB 1930 White, James/ Flynn

Relating to strategic planning for the operation of community supervision and corrections departments.

Criminal Justice


HB 1982 Miller, Rick

Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Transportation to the University of Houston.

Transportation


HB 2004 Darby/ Zerwas/ Guillen

Relating to a pilot project to provide emergency telemedicine medical services in rural areas.

Health & Human Services


HB 2014 Sheets/ Fallon/ Guillen/ Moody

Relating to the authority of military personnel to obtain certification to teach career and technology education classes in public schools.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 2025 Gonzales, Larry

Relating to participation of certain school districts in the three-year high school diploma plan pilot program.

Education


HB 2123 King, Phil/ Fallon/ Flynn

Relating to participation of the state military forces in the state group benefits program.

State Affairs


HB 2168 Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to the payment date for annuities from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


HB 2300 Riddle

Relating to eliminating telegraph transmission as a method to communicate certain information in a criminal case.

Criminal Justice


HB 2302 Riddle/ Rose

Relating to the mandatory dismissal of misdemeanor charges against certain defendants determined to be incompetent to stand trial.

Criminal Justice


HB 2401 Isaac

Relating to the powers of the Crosswinds Municipal Utility District; providing authority to issue bonds for road projects.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2448 White, James

Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to examine the state jail system within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice


HB 2489 Leach

Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of residential leases or rental agreements.

Business & Commerce


HB 2595 Keffer/ Fallon

Relating to the use of municipal initiative and referendum to restrict property rights.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 2644 Blanco

Relating to notice given of election precinct boundary changes.

State Affairs


HB 2647 Ashby/ Larson/ Paddie/ Clardy/ Lucio III/ et al.

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

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 2776 Murphy

Relating to certain premium discounts and rating programs for certain residential property insurance policies.

Business & Commerce


HB 2778 Elkins

Relating to the elections for which federal postcard applicant voters may be sent ballots by e-mail.

State Affairs


HB 2896 Parker/ Fallon

Relating to apportionment of certain receipts of a broadcaster under the franchise tax.

Finance


HB 2903 Davis, Sarah

Relating to training requirements for certain child-care workers.

Health & Human Services


HB 2920 Naishtat

Relating to the eligibility of a former or retired statutory probate court judge for assignment as a visiting judge.

State Affairs


HB 2946 Phillips

Relating to certain laws governing the intersections of railroad tracks and public roadways.

Transportation


HB 2977 Coleman

Relating to counties and certain other political subdivisions; authorizing fees.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3056 Reynolds/ et al.

Relating to the procedures for applying for a ballot to be voted by mail; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense.

State Affairs


HB 3121 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the enforcement of orders in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

State Affairs


HB 3136 Naishtat

Relating to the use of a small estate affidavit to distribute certain intestate estates.

State Affairs


HB 3160 Alonzo/ Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to an exception to the period of filing an application for the grant of letters testamentary or of administration of a decedent's estate.

State Affairs


HB 3302 Darby/ Coleman/ et al.

Relating to highway landscaping projects.

Transportation


HB 3310 Paul/ Flynn/ Alonzo/ Fallon

Relating to the funding policies, actuarial valuations, and reporting requirements of certain public retirement systems.

State Affairs


HB 3433 Sheffield/ Springer/ Clardy

Relating to level of care designations for hospitals that provide neonatal and maternal care.

Health & Human Services


HB 3453 Lozano/ Hunter

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

State Affairs


HB 3511 Davis, Sarah

Relating to the contents of financial statements that are electronically filed by certain persons; adding a provision subject to criminal penalties.

State Affairs


HB 3512 Davis, Sarah

Relating to lobbying activities and the registration of lobbyists.

State Affairs


HB 3517 Davis, Sarah

Relating to requirements governing registration and authorized activities of certain lobbyists; expanding the applicability of an occupational registration.

State Affairs


HB 3547 Larson/ Button/ Farias/ Blanco/ Villalba

Relating to a voluntary veteran's employment preference for private employers.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 3603 Burns

Relating to the creation of the Joshua Farms Municipal Management District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments or fees.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3605 Burns

Relating to the creation of the Joshua Farms Municipal Management District No. 2; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments or fees.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 4034 Darby/ Guillen/ Fallon

Relating to the dedication of revenue derived from the tax levied on crude petroleum production.

Finance


HB 4062 Coleman/ Keffer/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Davis, Sarah/ Zerwas

Relating to limitations on the percentage of money awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for certain uses.

Finance


HB 4112 Burns/ et al.

Relating to the rights of an owner of groundwater.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 4155 Farney

Relating to the creation of the Vineyard Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HCR 95 Geren/ Craddick

In memory of Roy Houston Moore of Austin.

Administration


HCR 104 Sheets/ Anderson, Rodney/ Canales/ White, James/ Wu/ et al.

Designating #txlege as the official hashtag of the Texas Legislature.

Administration