Bills Referred Today for 5/14/2015

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Thursday

May 14, 2015





Committee referral on the following:


HB 19 King, Susan/ Burkett

Relating to a preventive services program and mental health programs for veterans and military families.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 30 Larson/ Villalba/ et al.

Relating to the development of seawater and brackish groundwater.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 177 Zedler/ Flynn/ Geren/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Zerwas/ et al.

Relating to the research, collection, and use of adult stem cells.

Health & Human Services


HB 207 Leach/ Canales/ Shaheen/ Moody/ Simpson

Relating to creating the offense of voyeurism; providing a penalty.

Criminal Justice


HB 309 White, James

Relating to a study on the feasibility and potential costs and benefits of implementing a pay-for-performance contract program for certain juvenile justice programs and services.

Criminal Justice


HB 451 Alonzo/ Vo/ Guerra

Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston.

Higher Education


HB 460 Bell/ Wray/ Moody/ Price

Relating to the issuance of a search warrant for taking a blood specimen from certain persons suspected of committing certain intoxication offenses.

Criminal Justice


HB 480 Bell/ Bonnen, Greg

Relating to retaining a reserve investigator by a prosecuting attorney.

Criminal Justice


HB 644 Canales/ Minjarez

Relating to the contents of a search warrant and to the offense of tampering with a governmental record consisting of a search warrant.

Criminal Justice


HB 855 Sanford/ et al.

Relating to the compatibility of state agency websites with certain devices and Internet browsers.

Business & Commerce


HB 882 Miller, Rick

Relating to the director and assistant director of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 1000 Zerwas/ Faircloth

Relating to state support for general academic teaching institutions in this state.

Finance


HB 1005 Davis, Yvonne

Relating to allowing judges to use juror identification numbers when polling the jury.

State Affairs


HB 1128 Fletcher

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for recipients of the Combat Action Badge, Medal, or Ribbon.

Transportation


HB 1278 Hughes/ Fletcher/ Anderson, Rodney/ Dutton/ Herrero/ et al.

Relating to financial assistance paid to the survivors of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other public employees killed in the line of duty.

State Affairs


HB 1300 Capriglione/ Fallon

Relating to eligibility requirements for admission of certain persons to educator preparation programs.

Higher Education


HB 1306 Hughes

Relating to the reimbursement of expenses incurred by court reporters in judicial districts composed of more than one county.

State Affairs


HB 1324 Israel/ Workman/ McClendon/ Collier/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ et al.

Relating to the establishment and operation of a motor-bus-only lane pilot program in certain counties.

Transportation


HB 1364 Miller, Rick

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.

Transportation


HB 1403 Sheets/ Turner, Chris/ Fallon

Relating to the definition of health care liability claim for the purposes of certain laws governing those claims.

State Affairs


HB 1532 Geren

Relating to quarterly reporting of political contributions and expenditures by certain candidates, officeholders, and political committees; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Business & Commerce


HB 1549 McClendon

Relating to nonsubstantive corrections in statutes to references to the Texas Youth Commission and Texas Juvenile Probation Commission.

Criminal Justice


HB 1559 Parker/ Minjarez

Relating to public school Internet website information concerning local programs and services available to assist homeless students.

Education


HB 1628 Johnson/ Kuempel/ Lucio III/ Capriglione/ Longoria

Relating to authorizing a credit union or other financial institution to conduct savings promotion raffles.

Business & Commerce


HB 1670 Sheets/ Hernandez/ Spitzer/ Zerwas/ et al.

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

Health & Human Services


HB 1733 Smithee

Relating to automobile liability insurance for transportation network company drivers.

Business & Commerce


HB 1783 Moody/ Dale/ Minjarez

Relating to the right of a school employee to report a crime and persons subject to the prohibition on coercing another into suppressing or failing to report information to a law enforcement agency; creating a criminal offense.

Criminal Justice


HB 1881 Capriglione/ Parker/ Landgraf/ Fallon/ Springer

Relating to authorizing certain private schools to charge fees for processing or handling certain payments or payment transactions.

Business & Commerce


HB 1995 Deshotel

Relating to the authority to modify an ad valorem tax abatement agreement to extend the abatement period if a disaster prevents the property owner from complying with the agreement.

Finance


HB 2067 Oliveira

Relating to the rescission or waiver of an acceleration of the maturity date of certain debt secured by a lien on real property.

Business & Commerce


HB 2076 Oliveira/ Harless

Relating to notice requirements and other procedures relating to the possession or sale of a motor vehicle, motorboat, vessel, or outboard motor by a possessory lienholder.

Business & Commerce


HB 2185 Clardy/ et al.

Relating to the execution of a search warrant for taking a DNA specimen.

Criminal Justice


HB 2212 Wray/ Harless/ King, Susan/ Springer/ Villalba/ et al.

Relating to the repeal of certain state taxes; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Finance


HB 2265 Hughes

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 154 in Wood and Hopkins Counties as the Sgt. Tanner Stone Higgins Memorial Highway.

Transportation


HB 2282 Guillen

Relating to the procedures for protests and appeals of certain ad valorem tax determinations.

Finance


HB 2379 Bohac/ Springer/ Fletcher/ King, Phil

Relating to the liability of first responders who provide roadside assistance.

State Affairs


HB 2398 White, James

Relating to the establishment of judicial donation trust funds to assist needy children and families appearing before justice and municipal courts, dismissal of charges related to school attendance, and expunction of truancy records.

Criminal Justice


HB 2473 Davis, Yvonne/ Blanco

Relating to establishing a grant program in the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to assist certain organizations that make residential mortgage loans to residents of certain neighborhoods.

Business & Commerce


HB 2486 Keffer/ Lucio III/ Fallon

Relating to the right of a person to enter the person's residence or former residence accompanied by a peace officer to recover certain personal property; creating an offense.

State Affairs


HB 2498 Zerwas/ Martinez, "Mando"

Relating to a compact with other states regarding the licensure of emergency medical services personnel and the authority of those personnel to perform job duties in this state and other states.

Health & Human Services


HB 2524 Coleman

Relating to legal services provided by a district or county attorney to county and precinct officials.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2540 Simpson

Relating to the designation of Spur 63 in Gregg County as the Texas Ranger Glenn Elliott Memorial Highway.

Transportation


HB 2578 Price/ Faircloth

Relating to the efficiency and consolidation of powers and duties within the health and human services system.

Health & Human Services


HB 2598 Kuempel/ Ashby/ Wray

Relating to the consideration of steel slag as solid waste by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 2710 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the duty of an attorney ad litem to locate and represent a defendant in a suit to collect a delinquent ad valorem tax.

State Affairs


HB 2722 Goldman/ Israel/ Simmons

Relating to prohibition of the operation and sale of certain motor vehicles resembling authorized emergency vehicles; creating a criminal offense.

Transportation


HB 2739 Capriglione/ Simmons/ Goldman/ Fallon/ et al.

Relating to the use of a concealed handgun license as valid proof of personal identification.

State Affairs


HB 2745 Capriglione/ Guillen/ Alonzo/ Simpson/ Springer

Relating to the frequency restrictions on charitable raffles.

State Affairs


HB 2772 Martinez, "Mando"

Relating to the authority of certain economic development corporations to undertake and operate transportation-related projects.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 2891 Otto/ Murr/ Fallon

Relating to certain filing and reporting requirements for certain taxable entities.

Business & Commerce


HB 2950 Klick/ Price/ Fallon/ Crownover/ et al.

Relating to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.

Health & Human Services


HB 3028 Frullo

Relating to regulation of certain conduct by discount health care program operators, or concerning discount health care programs, that relates to prescription drugs or prescription drug benefits; authorizing administrative and civil penalties.

Business & Commerce


HB 3122 Faircloth

Relating to ballots counted by the early voting ballot board.

State Affairs


HB 3167 Simmons

Relating to the governing bodies of certain local planning organizations.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3186 Farney

Relating to the qualifications of directors and the use of project funds of certain municipal development districts.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3319 Kuempel

Relating to procedures and fees for the safekeeping of wills and other fees collected by court clerks in probate matters; authorizing and increasing fees.

State Affairs


HB 3364 Schofield

Relating to the appeal of a judgment in an eviction suit.

State Affairs


HB 3402 Smith

Relating to the authority of a venue district to act as an endorsing municipality or endorsing county for purposes of games or event trust funds; authorizing a fee.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 3424 Smithee

Relating to a central database containing information about certain individuals under guardianship.

State Affairs


HB 3438 Riddle

Relating to the transfer of surplus or salvage state agency property.

Business & Commerce


HB 3467 Martinez, "Mando"/ Herrero/ Canales

Relating to a postsecondary distance learning feasibility study conducted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Higher Education


HB 3476 Coleman/ Guillen/ Walle

Relating to the provision and reimbursement of, or benefits for, home telemonitoring services, telemedicine medical services, and telehealth services under Medicaid and certain health benefit plans provided to certain retired public employees.

Health & Human Services


HB 3577 Howard/ Deshotel/ Keffer/ Phelan/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Relating to the distribution of funds under the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program.

Higher Education


HB 3595 Morrison

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 3736 Davis, Sarah/ Fallon

Relating to conflicts of interest by members of state agency governing boards and governing officers; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs


HB 3772 Nevárez/ Guillen

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to construct, enhance, upgrade, and maintain arenas, sports facilities, and fields in certain municipalities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 3796 Allen/ Naishtat

Relating to notice provided to persons with disabilities regarding the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use certain public transportation services.

Transportation


HB 3938 Longoria

Relating to single premium term life insurance offered in connection with certain consumer loans.

Business & Commerce


HB 3944 King, Tracy O./ Moody

Relating to judicial review of final orders arising out of nutritional programs administrated by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 4097 Hunter/ Lozano/ Lucio III/ Guillen/ Herrero/ et al.

Relating to seawater desalination projects.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 4103 Guillen

Relating to oaths and affirmations of certain judges of municipal courts.

State Affairs


HB 4104 Guillen

Relating to the disposition of fines and costs imposed on an appeal of a misdemeanor case from municipal court.

Criminal Justice


HB 4130 Gonzales, Larry

Relating to the qualifications and method of electing directors of the Jonah Water Special Utility District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 4147 Reynolds

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HCR 66 Simmons/ Goldman/ King, Phil/ Naishtat/ Anchia/ et al.

Declaring Israel a major strategic ally of Texas.

State Affairs


HCR 85 Wray/ Geren/ Flynn/ Blanco/ et al.

Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Christopher Scott Kyle.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations



Committee re-referral on the following:


HB 4183 Isaac

Relating to the creation of the Hays County Municipal Utility District No. 7; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Re-referred from Intergovernmental Relations to Administration