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COMMITTEE:    State Affairs 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Thursday, May 21, 2015 

PLACE:        E1.016 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Joan Huffman 



To consider the following:


HB 230        Farrar                  SP: Ellis
Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases.

HB 257        Farney | et al.         SP: Huffman
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.

HB 262        Miles | et al.          SP: Creighton
Relating to liability of an owner, lessee, or occupant of land that allows land to be used as a community garden.

HB 263        Miles | et al.          SP: Huffman
Relating to the sealing in certain cases of juvenile records of adjudications of delinquent conduct or conduct indicating a need for supervision and access by certain persons to sealed juvenile records.

HB 408        Turner, Chris | et al.  SP: Menéndez
Relating to the retirement benefits for certain elected state officials.

HB 554        Springer | et al.       SP: Creighton
Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of possessing or carrying a weapon in or into the secured area of an airport.

HB 638        Anchia | et al.         SP: Ellis
Relating to annuity payments to surviving spouses and designated beneficiaries of persons wrongfully imprisoned.

HB 825        Giddings | et al.       SP: Uresti
Relating to procedures for identifying any Native American heritage of children in certain hearings in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 884        Phelan                  SP: Nichols
Relating to the abolishment of the Orange County child support office and to the divorce and contempt fees paid in Orange County.

HB 1026       Thompson, Ed            SP: Garcia
Relating to eligibility for appointment as a tabulation supervisor in an election.

HB 1114       Gonzales, Larry         SP: Bettencourt
Relating to the authority with whom certain political committees must file reports of political contributions and expenditures.

HB 1190       Guillen                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the compensation of property owners whose property is damaged as a result of a pursuit involving a federal law enforcement agency.

HB 1329       Naishtat                SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the payment of costs incurred by the involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness.

HB 1334       Clardy | et al.         SP: Menéndez
Relating to the appeal of a residential eviction suit.

HB 1449       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Rodríguez
Relating to child custody evaluations and adoption evaluations conducted and testimony provided in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; providing penalties; creating an offense; authorizing fees.

HB 1455       King, Phil | et al.     SP: Creighton
Relating to procedures required before certain condominium associations file a suit or initiate an arbitration proceeding for a defect or design claim.

HB 1683       Bohac                   SP: Huffman
Relating to an identifying number assigned to a notary public by the secretary of state.

HB 1781       Bonnen, Greg | et al.   SP: Taylor, Larry
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.

HB 2390       Bohac                   SP: Creighton
Relating to civil liability arising from an employee wellness program.

HB 2665       Moody                   SP: Zaffirini
Relating to access to and receipt of certain information regarding a ward by certain relatives of the ward.

HB 2851       Parker                  SP: Taylor, Van
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.

HB 2974       Flynn | et al.          SP: Huffman
Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to undertake a study of health benefit plans administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 3121       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Rodríguez
Relating to the enforcement of orders in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 3307       Miller, Rick | et al.   SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the authority of the Employees Retirement System of Texas to make available a TRICARE Military Health System supplemental plan.

HB 3511       Davis, Sarah            SP: Huffman
Relating to the contents of financial statements that are electronically filed by certain persons; adding a provision subject to criminal penalties.

HB 3512       Davis, Sarah            SP: Huffman
Relating to lobbying activities and the registration of lobbyists.

HB 3517       Davis, Sarah            SP: Huffman
Relating to requirements governing registration and authorized activities of certain lobbyists; expanding the applicability of an occupational registration.

HB 3710       Blanco | et al.         SP: Rodríguez
Relating to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a concealed handgun license.

HB 3736       Davis, Sarah | et al.   SP: Huffman
Relating to conflicts of interest by members of state agency governing boards and governing officers; creating a criminal offense.

At the Chair's discretion, the committee may also consider pending business.


Public testimony will be limited to 2 minutes. If submitting written testimony, please provide 20 copies to the committee clerk with your name on each.