REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
April 25, 2017
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
Directing the Texas Department of Transportation to adopt a Vision Zero strategy to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries.
Approving the amended 2009 settlement agreement between the State of Texas and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Urging Congress to increase appropriations from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to properly maintain ship channels.
Designating Rockwall as the official Live Music Capital of North Texas.
Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.
Relating to the persons authorized to conduct an inquest in certain counties.
Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.
Relating to the powers and election dates of the Hemphill County Underground Water Conservation District.
Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system.
Relating to deadlines for performing various functions in connection with the ad valorem tax system.
Relating to the scheduling by an appraisal review board of a hearing on a protest.
Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.
Relating to transportation network companies.
Relating to the right of certain public officers to access public information, documents, records, and property; creating criminal offenses.
Relating to voter approval of local acceptance and use of federal funds for commuter rail projects.
Relating to the public retirement systems of certain municipalities.
Relating to performance-based tuition limitations for certain public institutions of higher education and a temporary tuition limitation for those institutions.
Relating to the development of and contracting for reclaimed water facilities in certain municipalities.
Relating to a fee for participation in the Managed Lands Deer Program of the Parks and Wildlife Department.
Relating to provisional permits for certain insurance agents.
Relating to establishing and funding a grant program for testing evidence collected in relation to sexual assaults or other sex offenses; authorizing voluntary contributions.
Relating to vehicles exempt from vehicle safety inspections.
Relating to solid waste services for rental property and solid waste management programs in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of municipalities in certain counties; authorizing penalties.
Relating to sources of funding for the Texas emissions reduction plan.
Relating to the inspection of certain commercial motor vehicles that are not domiciled in this state.
Relating to birth records of adopted persons.
Relating to notification and informational materials regarding mutual consent voluntary adoption registries.
Relating to suits against The University of Texas at Tyler.
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.
Relating to the creation of the National Museum of the Pacific War museum fund.
Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons.
Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs.
Relating to the provision of surplus lines insurance to certain commercial insureds.
Relating to the award of attorney's fees and other costs in certain proceedings involving a groundwater conservation district.
Relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act.
Relating to the Texas college work-study program and to establishing a program for the off-campus employment of certain students at public or private institutions of higher education.
Relating to the compatibility of a high-speed rail facility with multiple types of train technology.
Relating to the regulation of the practice of dental hygiene.
Relating to certain account disclosures provided by a financial institution to a customer.
Relating to confidentiality of reports and related information for a solvency examination of an insurance carrier.
Relating to state money or credit or a state guarantee used or provided for high-speed rail owned by a private entity.
Relating to the right of certain appellants to supersede a judgment or order on appeal.
Relating to recording of minutes for a local canvassing authority.
Relating to regulation by certain counties of lots in platted subdivisions that have remained undeveloped.
Relating to the conduct of primary elections; increasing a criminal penalty.
Relating to expunction of a notice of lis pendens.
Relating to the composition of the Comal County Juvenile Board.
Relating to posting notice of self-help resources on the Internet website of a state court and in the office of the court clerk.
Relating to the requirement of a guardian to provide information regarding a ward's health and residence to certain relatives of the ward.
Relating to the procedures of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
Relating to the release of a child taken into possession by a law enforcement officer.
Relating to the appointment of an attorney pro tem for certain criminal proceedings.
Relating to education requirements for a notary public appointment; authorizing a fee.
Relating to de novo hearings in child protection cases.
Relating to the establishment of one or more supplemental county civil service commissions in certain counties.
Relating to a study of the fees charged by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
Relating to funding for the operations of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.
Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring certain researchers to make research papers available to the public.
Relating to conditions on the receipt of tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for adopted students formerly in foster or other residential care.
Relating to the regulation of certain degree-granting postsecondary educational institutions by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; providing administrative penalties.
Relating to the creation of a temporary health insurance risk pool.
Relating to liability of certain political subdivisions in certain workers' compensation actions.
Relating to the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and to the repeal of a related bond program.
Relating to service and filing requirements for a party seeking judicial review in certain workers' compensation cases.
Relating to certain workers' compensation reporting requirements.
Relating to access by the division of workers' compensation to certain designated doctor contracts under the workers' compensation system.
Relating to the regulation of banks and trust companies.
Relating to access to and benefits for mental health conditions and substance use disorders.
Relating to the nature, funding, and functions of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission.
Relating to requirements for providing postsecondary education counseling to high school students.
Relating to the verification of information provided to the comptroller and contained in reports on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act.
Relating to an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program.
Relating to the deferral and reduction or waiver of certain surcharges assessed under the driver responsibility program.
Relating to the indigent status of a person for the purposes of the driver responsibility program.
Relating to eminent domain reporting requirements for certain entities.
Relating to the investment of funds in, and operation of guardianships of the estate in relation to, accounts established under the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program.
Relating to trusts.
Relating to the designation of the structure on State Highway 6 in Eastland County adjacent to Lake Cisco connecting the north and south banks of Sandy Creek as the Bedford-Carmichael Bridge.
Relating to the powers and duties of a designated officer of a navigation district.
Relating to the exemption from taxes and special assessments of property of a navigation district.
Relating to the designation of certain legislation on contract carriers as the Justin Little Act.
Relating to the electronic transmission of a notice of toll nonpayment by the Texas Department of Transportation.
Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 271 as the Veterans Memorial Highway.
Relating to the issuance of specialty plates to honor recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross medal with Valor.
Relating to documentation for the transfer of a motor vehicle title.
Relating to the selection and summons of prospective grand jurors.
Relating to the authority of the independent ombudsman for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department to investigate and evaluate certain juvenile facilities.
Relating to three-point seat belts on buses that transport schoolchildren.
Relating to excused absences from public school for the purpose of pursuing enlistment in a branch of the armed services of the United States or the Texas National Guard.
Relating to Texas Military Heroes Day in public schools.
Relating to the state flag code.
Relating to an exemption from licensing requirements for physicians associated with certain sports teams.
Relating to the reimbursement of certain providers under the Medicaid program for the provision of telehealth services.
Relating to the procedure for ordering medical or dental services for certain persons admitted to or committed to care at certain state facilities.
Relating to the designation of the San Angelo State Supported Living Center as a forensic state supported living center.
Relating to requiring the use of multidisciplinary teams appointed by children's advocacy centers in certain child abuse investigations.
Relating to the provision of services and resources to certain individuals by a state supported living center and to the creation of a schedule of support services a state supported living center may provide and procedures for establishing applicable fees for those services.
Relating to voter information used for juror selections.
Relating to the membership of the Texas Racing Commission.
Relating to the placement of certain substances in Penalty Groups 1 and 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act for the purposes of prosecution of criminal offenses involving those substances.
Relating to preventing racial profiling and video and audio equipment and recordings of certain law enforcement motor vehicle stops; creating an offense.
Relating to the repeal of certain laws regulating the sale or transfer of secondhand watches.
Relating to the regulation of the hours of instruction for cosmetology licensing.
Relating to cosmetology licensing and sanitation requirements.
Relating to changing statutory references to hearing officer and hearings officer to administrative law judge under the workers' compensation system.
Relating to the eligibility requirements for employment as an ombudsman of the Office of Injured Employee Counsel under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.
Relating to abolishing shampoo apprentice permits and shampoo specialty certificates.
Relating to dispute resolution for certain claims arising under insurance policies issued by the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements (FAIR) Plan Association; authorizing fees.
Relating to the registration and regulation of appraisal management companies; authorizing fees; expanding the applicability of an occupational registration.
Relating to the status, regulation, and taxation of powdered alcohol as an alcoholic beverage; creating an offense.
Relating to service contract providers.
Relating to the regulation of for-profit legal service contract companies.
Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle towing, booting, and storage and to the elimination of required state licensing for vehicle booting companies and operators.
Relating to the regulation of barbering and cosmetology.
Relating to certain real estate brokerage and advertising activities.
Relating to the regulation of temporary common worker employers.
Relating to parental rights and information regarding certain intervention strategies used with public school students.
Relating to certain powers and duties of the board of trustees of an independent school district and the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school.
Relating to state-developed open-source instructional material for public schools.
Relating to financial accountability standards for charter schools operated by a public institution of higher education.
Relating to the use of open educational resources.
Relating to the premium surcharge certain automobile insurers are required to assess against an insured convicted of certain offenses.
Relating to domestic surplus lines insurers; authorizing and imposing a tax.
Relating to the repeal of certain state procurement advisory and approval procedures.
Relating to the administration of the certified capital company program by the office of the comptroller of public accounts.
Relating to the suspension, termination, and reinstatement of certain services provided to military service members who are serving on active duty.
Relating to the assessment of administrative penalties under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.
Relating to county prohibition of the possession of glass containers within the boundaries of a state-owned riverbed; creating an offense.
Relating to the requirement that the Texas Workforce Commission provide certain employment information for secondary school students.
Relating to a study to evaluate by region training and employment opportunities in this state for individuals with an intellectual disability.
Relating to an application for the amendment of a certificate of public convenience and necessity in an area inside the boundaries of a political subdivision.
Relating to procedures for incorporation or establishment of another form of local government for certain areas subject to a regional participation agreement.
Relating to The Woodlands Township.
Relating to the amount of compensation and allowances of a county auditor in certain counties.
Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 157; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Blaketree Municipal Utility District No. 2 of Montgomery County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the certification of unopposed candidates for the board of directors of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority.
Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 69; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Kendall County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Trinity Lakes Municipal Utility District of Montgomery County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 154; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to providing road district powers to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 130; providing authority to issue bonds.
Relating to providing road district powers to the Wood Trace Municipal Utility District No. 3 of Montgomery County, Texas; providing authority to issue bonds.
Relating to providing road district powers to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 131; providing authority to issue bonds.
Relating to providing road powers to the Wood Trace Municipal Utility District No. 1, of Montgomery County, Texas; providing authority to issue bonds.
Relating to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities in coastal border counties.
Relating to local health care provider participation programs in certain counties and municipalities.
Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions.
Relating to the use of individual graduation committees to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.
Relating to ensuring continuity of education and access to higher education, career information, and skills certification for foster care youth and former foster care youth.
Relating to providing for the review of certain county departments of education by the Sunset Advisory Commission.
Relating to the work-study student mentorship program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Relating to certain academic programs and projects undertaken by public institutions of higher education at an off-campus academic or research site or a similar location.
Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of abuse of a corpse.
Relating to the authority of a code enforcement officer when performing official duties to possess or carry an instrument used for deterring the bite of an animal.
Relating to an alert for a missing senior citizen or person with Alzheimer's disease.
Relating to access to criminal history record information by an emergency communication district.
Relating to procedures regarding criminal defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability and to the period for which a person may be committed to receive certain temporary mental health services.
Relating to nontolled lanes on a highway that has been converted from a nontolled highway to a toll project.
Relating to requirements for a driver education course provider or instructor.
Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 352 as the Staff Sergeant Jeremie S. Border Memorial Highway.
Relating to permits for oversize and overweight vehicles in a certain county.
Relating to the allocation categories for state funding of public transportation.
Relating to an increase in the fee for permits issued for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles carrying cargo in Hidalgo County.
Relating to granting road powers to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 100; providing authority to issue bonds.
Relating to providing road powers to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 101; providing authority to issue bonds.
Relating to the offense of operating certain vehicles without a license plate.
Relating to the definition of eligible central municipality for purposes of the municipal hotel occupancy tax.
Relating to health maintenance organization contracts with certain entities to provide health care services.
Relating to benefit programs provided by retail electric providers and certificated telecommunications utilities for low-income customers.
Relating to criminal offenses regarding the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages by a minor.
Relating to post-discharge services offered by a juvenile board or juvenile probation department to a child after the child's probation period ends.
Relating to the use of connected braking systems to maintain distance between vehicles.
Relating to the ownership, control, or operation of a franchised or nonfranchised dealer or dealership by certain manufacturers.
Relating to certain disclosures of electronic toll collection customer account information by a toll project entity.
Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 35W in Johnson County as the Deputy Clifton Taylor Memorial Highway.
Relating to erecting or maintaining certain outdoor signs regulated by the Texas Department of Transportation.
Relating to bail and to judicial education regarding bail practices.
Relating to ransomware; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the conditions of community supervision.
Relating to the powers and duties of navigation districts and port authorities.
Relating to the operations of certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.
Relating to the titling of motor vehicles; creating a criminal offense and authorizing fees.
Relating to automated motor vehicles.
Relating to confinement in a community corrections facility of a defendant participating in a pretrial intervention program.
Relating to the establishment of the Tom Lea Trail.
Relating to the administration of the Port of Houston Authority.
Relating to vehicle registration.
Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses.
Relating to a community outreach campaign to increase awareness of veterans benefits and services.
Relating to the duties of the Texas Women Veterans Program.
Relating to the creation of a statewide alert system for missing military members.
Relating to information about services for women veterans provided through certain state agency applications.
Relating to outreach and awareness for women veterans in this state.
Relating to providing an opportunity for public high school students in grades 10 through 12 to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test or an alternative vocational aptitude test.
Relating to the authority of a defense base development authority to participate in a company or partnership organized to finance redevelopment projects.
Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.
Relating to policies and training regarding the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public institutions of higher education; providing immunity.
Relating to the elimination of certain formula funding and dropped course restrictions for returning adult students at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the automatic admission of students to general academic teaching institutions.
Relating to common admission application forms for institutions of higher education.
Relating to access to certain meetings and information of private or independent institutions of higher education.
Relating to the grounds for refusal, cancellation, or suspension of certain alcoholic beverage licenses.
Relating to the rulemaking authority of the commissioner of insurance with respect to certain agreements and the effect of those agreements on this state's authority to regulate insurance.
Relating to recognition of certain identification documents by governmental officials.
Relating to eligibility requirements for registration as an interior designer.
Relating to off-site sales by a dealer for antique or special interest vehicles that have been subject to a retail sale.
Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims.
Relating to the required repeal or amendment of two state agency rules before adoption of a new state agency rule that increases costs to regulated persons.
Relating to certain purchasing by state agencies and local governments.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts; requiring an occupational license; imposing fees; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the sale of lottery tickets by certain wine and beer retailers.
Relating to maintenance of certification by a physician or an applicant for a license to practice medicine in this state; authorizing a fee.
Relating to an expedited response by a governmental body to a request for public information.
Relating to the availability of certain information under the public information law.
Relating to the repeal of laws governing certain state entities, including the functions of those entities.
Relating to state agency information security plans, information technology employees, and online and mobile applications.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 50; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 130; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.
Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 158; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to natural disaster housing recovery.
Relating to the board of directors of the Agua Special Utility District.
Relating to public access to financial and tax rate information of certain special purpose districts; imposing a civil penalty.
Relating to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant to sign a death certificate in limited situations.
Relating to the office of ombudsman for the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to requirements for the court in permanency hearings for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services who are receiving transitional living services.
Relating to requiring the Health and Human Services Commission to evaluate and implement changes to the Medicaid and child health plan programs to make the programs more cost-effective, increase competition among providers, and improve health outcomes for recipients.
Relating to the provision of pharmacy services through a telepharmacy system; establishing a remote dispensing site license.
Relating to maternal mortality reporting and investigation information.
Relating to reporting requirements by certain health care facilities for abortion complications; authorizing a civil penalty.
Relating to certain notice requirements and filing requirements in court proceedings involving persons with mental illness and representation of proposed patients in proceedings for court-ordered mental health services.
Relating to maternal mortality and morbidity and pregnancy-related deaths, including postpartum depression.
Relating to the establishment of a restructuring commission to evaluate each state supported living center.
Relating to the consultation policies of local mental health authorities with respect to sheriffs and their representatives.
Relating to the collection and use of certain information relating to child abuse and neglect and the provision of prevention and early intervention services; creating an offense.
Relating to the transfer of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
Relating to procedures for taking possession of a child and for certain hearings in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to funding for an open-enrollment charter school based on the guaranteed level of state and local funds provided to school districts through the existing debt allotment.
Relating to the guarantee of school district and charter district bonds by the permanent school fund.
Relating to the state virtual school network.
Relating to state financial assistance for a school district to which an academically unacceptable school district is annexed.
Relating to the earliest day a public school teacher may be required to report for service.
Relating to requiring school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to report certain information regarding expanded learning opportunities.
Relating to a notification requirement if a public school, including an open-enrollment charter school, does not have a nurse, school counselor, or librarian assigned to the school during all instructional hours.
Relating to requiring the review of public school district paperwork to limit paperwork requirements.
Relating to the instructional materials and technology allotment, open education resource instructional materials, and the State Board of Education long-range technology plan.
Relating to a sign required to be posted in the restrooms of sexually oriented businesses; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to rates charged by certain transmission and distribution utilities to certain places of worship.
Relating to maximum liability limits for windstorm and hail insurance coverage provided through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
Relating to replacement cost coverage in policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
Relating to cemeteries.
Relating to allowing certain wholesalers and distributors to purchase beer, ale, and malt liquor from the holder of a brewpub license.
Relating to allowing the holder of a brewpub license to sell beer, ale, and malt liquor to certain qualified persons outside the state.
Relating to limitations on the information reported by consumer reporting agencies.
Relating to notice of health benefit plan provider network status provided by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities.
Relating to the regulation of insurance holding company systems, including internationally active insurance groups; authorizing a fee.
Relating to authorized reinsurance and financial statement credit and accounting for reinsurance.
Relating to an insurer's compliance with National Association of Insurance Commissioners requirements.
Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and injury to or death of a minor; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to a study of the use of a patient-reported outcomes registry in conjunction with health coverage for certain governmental employees.
Relating to the authority of an appraisal district to use public money for lobbying activity.
Relating to choice of law and venue for certain construction contracts.
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to change the date of the general election for officers.
Relating to the appointment of a bailiff by district courts and county courts at law in Bowie County.
Relating to the distribution of the consolidated court cost.
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.
Relating to certain procedures for tax redeterminations and refund claims.
Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel.