Bills Referred Today for 5/15/2015

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Friday

May 15, 2015





Committee referral on the following:


HJR 77 Miller, Rick/ Bohac/ Zerwas/ Fletcher/ Huberty/ et al.

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


HB 114 Flynn/ Dale/ Shaheen/ Parker/ Capriglione/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions.

Finance


HB 118 Flynn/ Guillen

Relating to a fee waiver for a combination resident hunting and fishing license for certain military personnel.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 156 Larson/ Fallon

Relating to the use of proceeds of bonds sold and delivered by a home-rule municipality for a specific purpose.

Finance


HB 283 Fallon/ Márquez/ Capriglione/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Rinaldi/ et al.

Relating to the requirement that certain governmental bodies make audio and video recordings of open meetings available on the Internet.

Business & Commerce


HB 411 Turner, Chris/ Johnson/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting certain telemarketing calls by a credit access business; adding a provision subject to criminal penalties.

Business & Commerce


HB 583 Larson

Relating to donations to certain local veteran's charities ordered as a condition of community supervision.

Criminal Justice


HB 659 Raymond/ Guillen

Relating to the waiver of state park, museum, and other state-operated facility entrance fees for persons with certain disabilities.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 678 Turner, Sylvester/ Otto/ Phelan

Relating to advance notice regarding the housing of sexually violent predators at a new location in various counties of this state.

Criminal Justice


HB 682 Sheets/ Capriglione/ Miller, Rick/ Schaefer/ Guillen

Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty.

Finance


HB 849 Paddie/ Bonnen, Dennis/ Springer/ King, Tracy O./ Bohac/ et al.

Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.

Finance


HB 852 Sanford

Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to study and make recommendations regarding the storage of biometric identifiers.

Business & Commerce


HB 867 Hernandez/ King, Susan/ Farias/ Blanco/ Martinez Fischer/ et al.

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

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 912 Isaac

Relating to the dismissal of protests against certain decisions and actions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding wastewater discharge permits.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1132 Workman

Relating to the regulation of certain policy forms used for insuring certain large risks.

Business & Commerce


HB 1150 White, James/ Stickland/ Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the sale of fireworks on and before certain holidays; affecting a provision subject to a criminal penalty.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1268 Frank/ Burkett/ Raymond/ Rose/ Price

Relating to monetary assistance by the Department of Family and Protective Services provided to foster parents and relative or designated caregivers for day-care services.

Health & Human Services


HB 1308 Schofield/ Israel/ Reynolds/ Fallon/ Rinaldi

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

State Affairs


HB 1390 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to remedies for discrimination by a public employer against a public employee in connection with a claim for workers' compensation.

State Affairs


HB 1396 Workman

Relating to the construction of certain statutes and rules that create or define criminal offenses and penalties and a review of certain penal laws of this state.

Criminal Justice


HB 1424 Lozano/ Wu/ Guillen

Relating to the designation of certain synthetic compounds to Penalty Group 2 or 2-A of the Texas Controlled Substances Act; increasing penalties for certain persons convicted of the manufacture and delivery of controlled substances.

Criminal Justice


HB 1446 Dale/ Márquez/ Herrero/ Moody/ Fallon/ et al.

Relating to reimbursement of certain medical costs for victims of certain sex offenses.

Criminal Justice


HB 1458 Bohac/ Frullo/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Villalba/ Anderson, Rodney/ et al.

Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for the repair, remodeling, or maintenance of aircraft.

Finance


HB 1630 Romero, Jr.

Relating to certain limitations on settlement agreements with a governmental unit.

State Affairs


HB 1810 Giddings

Relating to the sale of prison-made products to certain persons.

Criminal Justice


HB 1829 Thompson, Ed/ et al.

Relating to increasing the punishment for assault committed against certain sports participants.

Criminal Justice


HB 1842 Aycock/ Dutton/ Bohac/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Farney

Relating to public school accountability, including the intervention in and sanction of a public school that has received an academically unsuccessful performance rating for at least two consecutive school years.

Education


HB 1998 Coleman/ Bonnen, Greg/ Walle

Relating to the definition of "non-physician mental health professional" for purposes of the Texas Mental Health Code.

Health & Human Services


HB 2055 Davis, Sarah

Relating to the establishment of a sentinel surveillance program for emerging and neglected tropical diseases.

Health & Human Services


HB 2091 Zerwas

Relating to the creation of the Fulshear Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 4, 5, and 6; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2187 Smith/ Morrison/ Cook/ Turner, Sylvester/ Phelan/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; imposing an administrative penalty; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 2246 Villalba/ Harless/ Lucio III/ Johnson/ Koop/ et al.

Relating to the restriction of certain intoxication offenders to the operation of a motor vehicle with an ignition interlock device in lieu of a license suspension.

State Affairs


HB 2271 Sheffield/ Davis, Yvonne/ Zerwas/ Klick

Relating to a pilot program for donation and redistribution of certain unused prescription medications; authorizing a fee.

Health & Human Services


HB 2360 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain residential educational child-care facilities serving victims of human trafficking.

Health & Human Services


HB 2391 Bohac

Relating to the redemption of certain stored value cards, including gift cards, for cash.

Business & Commerce


HB 2493 Parker/ Capriglione/ et al.

Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of the State Securities Board; authorizing fees.

Business & Commerce


HB 2544 Lozano/ Schubert

Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs.

State Affairs


HB 2550 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the establishment and duties of a task force to study and make recommendations on family support and parent education programs.

Health & Human Services


HB 2634 Kuempel/ Martinez, "Mando"/ Smith/ Kacal/ Bell

Relating to the construction manager-at-risk used by a governmental entity.

Business & Commerce


HB 2696 Howard/ Coleman/ Collier/ Klick/ Price

Relating to a grant program for and a study on reducing workplace violence against nurses.

Health & Human Services


HB 2830 Martinez, "Mando"/ Springer

Relating to the duty of a county to refund an amount of $2 or less paid to the county clerk or district clerk.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2835 King, Susan

Relating to the name of the program serving certain persons with special health care needs and prioritizing services provided under the program.

Health & Human Services


HB 2851 Parker

Relating to the limitation on the liability of the nonprofit corporation established by the Texas Public Finance Authority to issue revenue bonds for open-enrollment charter schools to provide educational facilities.

State Affairs


HB 2985 Israel

Relating to requiring the election of directors of certain districts to be held on a uniform election date.

State Affairs


HB 3036 Martinez, "Mando"/ Guillen

Relating to a study on the savings to the state achieved by the expansion of Medicaid managed care in regards to the number of persons served and the scope of services provided.

Finance


HB 3043 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the licensing and regulation of a journeyman lineman.

Business & Commerce


HB 3089 Galindo/ Bernal/ McClendon/ Martinez Fischer/ Minjarez

Relating to fire protection sprinkler systems in certain residential high-rise buildings in certain counties; creating a criminal offense.

Business & Commerce


HB 3092 Rose/ Guillen

Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide protective services to certain persons determined to be at risk of future harm from abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Health & Human Services


HB 3093 Guillen

Relating to the value of a residential dwelling that may be offered or awarded as a prize at a charitable raffle.

State Affairs


HB 3190 Villalba

Relating to the authority of certain persons to direct, consent to, or disapprove a trustee's decisions.

Business & Commerce


HB 3248 Davis, Yvonne/ Guillen

Relating to state agency procedures and policies to protect and properly destroy certain information that identifies an individual.

Business & Commerce


HB 3311 Alvarado

Relating to the scoring criteria for an application for a low income housing tax credit and the allocation of those credits to developments reserved for elderly persons.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3380 Davis, Yvonne

Relating to the grounds for and process by which elected officers of certain home-rule municipalities may be removed from office.

State Affairs


HB 3390 Larson

Relating to a written agreement concerning a projectile discharged from a firearm that travels across a property line; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 3404 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to a study on providing care to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 3405 Isaac/ Rodriguez, Eddie

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


HB 3439 Riddle

Relating to the donation of property from a state agency to an assistance organization or a local governmental entity.

Business & Commerce


HB 3576 Alvarado

Relating to restrictions on the use, transfer, and sale of housing developments that have received certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3658 King, Susan

Relating to the development and administration of a parent orientation and education pilot program for recipients of subsidized child-care services.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 3710 Blanco/ Guillen

Relating to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a concealed handgun license.

State Affairs


HB 3777 Collier/ Capriglione/ Klick/ Turner, Chris

Relating to the establishment and governance of certain regional transportation authorities.

Administration


HB 3787 Bonnen, Greg

Relating to a claim filing period and contractual limitations period in certain property insurance policies.

Business & Commerce


HB 3987 Farney/ Guillen/ Schubert

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

Education


HB 3994 Morrison/ Bonnen, Greg/ King, Phil/ Krause/ Simmons/ et al. SP: Perry

Relating to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor and associated requirements; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Health & Human Services


HB 4077 Guillen

Relating to adding carbon dioxide in compressed canisters to the definition of abusable volatile chemicals; requiring a volatile chemical sales permit to sell carbon dioxide canisters; amending provisions subject to criminal and administrative penalties.

Criminal Justice


HB 4175 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to eminent domain powers of certain conservation and reclamation districts.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HCR 81 Peña/ Simpson/ et al.

Expressing support for the placement of a monument to Lorenzo de Zavala on the grounds of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission building.

Administration