BILLS REFERRED TODAY




 2005-03-10


SB 419             Nelson
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board
of Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of Physician Assistant
Examiners, and Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners and the
regulation of health care professions regulated by those state
agencies; providing administrative penalties.
Government Organization

SB 420             Carona
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Guaranteed
Student Loan Corporation.
Government Organization

SB 741             Ellis
Relating to the decertification of a capital case.
Criminal Justice

SB 742             Duncan
Relating to disqualification for eligibility for workers'
compensation benefits of certain professional athletes.
State Affairs

SB 743             Fraser
Relating to independent organizations in ERCOT and their regulation
and certification by the Public Utility Commission of Texas;
providing an administrative penalty.
Business & Commerce

SB 744             Fraser
Relating to the ad valorem tax status of a license to occupy a
dwelling unit in a tax-exempt retirement community.
Finance

SB 745             Fraser
Relating to the imposition of emergency service fees and surcharges
on certain wireless telecommunications connections.
Business & Commerce

SB 746             Fraser
Relating to the regulation of corporations; providing a penalty.
Business & Commerce

SB 747             Carona/ Lindsay/ Wentworth/ Zaffirini
Relating to establishing a demonstration project for women's health
care services.
Health & Human Services

SB 748             Lindsay
Relating to the use of funds received under a contract with a
municipality by a conservation and reclamation district.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 749             Van de Putte
Relating to the regulation of certain pharmacy benefit managers;
providing administrative and criminal penalties.
State Affairs

SB 750             Van de Putte
Relating to the operation of the child protective services and
foster care systems.
Health & Human Services

SB 751             Van de Putte
Relating to service and disability retirement benefits and death
benefits for rescue specialists.
State Affairs

SB 752             Barrientos
Relating to term limitations for members of boards of certain
metropolitan rapid transit authorities.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 753             Hinojosa
Relating to the liability of a social host for providing alcohol to
a minor.
State Affairs

SB 754             Ellis
Relating to the adoption of a privacy policy by a person who
requires the disclosure of an individual's social security number.
Business & Commerce

SB 755             Shapleigh
Relating to the administration of the state infrastructure bank.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 756             Ogden/ Whitmire
Relating to the requirement that the Board of Pardons and Paroles
notify county law enforcement before considering the release of an
inmate to that county.
Criminal Justice

SB 757             Armbrister
Relating to property in the custody of a pawnbroker; providing
criminal penalties.
Business & Commerce

SB 758             Armbrister
Relating to an exception to the prohibition against commingling
used oil with solid waste if the commingling is incident to the
dismantling of scrap, used, or obsolete metals.
Natural Resources

SB 759             Armbrister
Relating to energy aggregation by political subdivisions.
Business & Commerce

SB 760             Armbrister
Relating to the classification of open-space land into categories
for purposes of appraising the land for ad valorem tax purposes.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 761             Armbrister
Relating to cost allocations in power regions.
Business & Commerce

SB 762             Armbrister
Relating to certain unprofessional conduct by a health care
provider; providing an administrative penalty.
State Affairs

SB 763             Armbrister
Relating to an annual adjustment of franchise fees paid to a
municipality by certain providers of electricity.
Business & Commerce

SB 764             Armbrister
Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity in the
electric power market.
Business & Commerce

SB 765             Armbrister
Relating to the regulation of water and sewer utility services.
Natural Resources

SB 766             Wentworth
Relating to allowing a lodge or other local organization affiliated
with a grand lodge or similar charitable or benevolent institution
or order incorporated under state law to hold a charitable raffle.
State Affairs

SB 767             Wentworth
Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of land
included in a habitat preserve and subject to a conservation
easement.
Natural Resources

SB 768             Wentworth
Relating to the authority of counties to regulate the use of
outdoor lighting; providing a penalty.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 769             West, Royce
Relating to allowing a person who successfully completes a term of
deferred adjudication community supervision to be eligible for a
pardon.
Criminal Justice

SB 770             West, Royce
Relating to limiting use of money in the Texas Enterprise Fund to
recipients that provide health benefit plans.
S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev.

SB 771             West, Royce
Relating to the criteria for designation of a reinvestment zone for
purposes of tax increment financing and to the powers of a
municipality that has created a reinvestment zone.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 772             West, Royce
Relating to the use of certain rating practices in certain lines of
insurance.
Business & Commerce

SB 773             West, Royce
Relating to the exemption of the residence homesteads of elderly
persons from ad valorem taxation and the deferral or abatement of
the collection of delinquent taxes on the residence homesteads of
elderly and disabled persons.
Finance

SB 774             Van de Putte
Relating to permitting certain military personnel entitled to
receive tuition and fee exemptions to transfer the exemption to a
child.
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 775             Van de Putte
Relating to tuition assistance for members of state military
forces.
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 776             Van de Putte
Relating to persons eligible to administer or take a high school
equivalency examination.
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 777             Van de Putte
Relating to the powers and duties of the boards of trustees and
superintendents of independent school districts.
Education

SB 778             Fraser
Relating to repair of motor vehicles under an auto insurance
policy.
Business & Commerce

SB 781             Fraser
Relating to the prosecution of certain acts that constitute the
unauthorized business of insurance.
Business & Commerce

SB 782             Fraser
Relating to abolition of certain fraud reporting requirements
regarding motor vehicle insurance.
Business & Commerce

SB 783             Seliger
Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during
certain recreational activities.
State Affairs

SB 784             Shapleigh
Relating to the acceptance by the Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality of certain emissions reductions in exchange for other
emissions reductions.
Natural Resources

SB 785             Fraser
Relating to the regulations of quarries; providing a civil penalty.
Natural Resources

SB 786             Ellis
Relating to the creation of a panel of experts to review the
process of issuing permits under the Texas Clean Air Act.
Natural Resources

SB 787             Williams
Relating to the eligibility of certain organizations to join a risk
pool established by a political subdivision for the purpose of
providing uniform group benefits.
State Affairs

SB 788             Williams
Relating to eligibility for certain unemployment compensation
benefits.
Business & Commerce

SB 789             Williams
Relating to the liability of a person who has obtained improper
unemployment compensation benefits.
Business & Commerce

SB 790             Williams
Relating to the determination of benefit wage credits for purposes
of unemployment compensation.
Business & Commerce

SB 791             Williams
Relating to initial claims under the unemployment compensation
system.
Business & Commerce

SB 792             Staples
Relating to the duties of the county attorney in Montgomery County.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 793             Estes
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for utility
infrastructure and campus renovations at Midwestern State
University.
Finance

SB 794             Estes
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the
University of North Texas.
Finance

SB 795             Estes
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for Texas
Woman's University.
Finance

SB 796             Lucio
Relating to the combative sports program.
Business & Commerce

SB 797             Lucio
Relating to the financing of instructional facilities and the
payment of existing debt of school districts.
Education

SB 798             Lucio
Relating to creation of an inflation adjustment to salaries for
classroom teachers and certain other professional staff employed by
school districts.
Education

SB 799             Lucio
Relating to the eligibility of certain retired classroom teachers
for loans under the professional educators home loan program.
Education

SB 800             Lucio
Relating to elections and terms of office for trustees of an
independent school district.
Education

SB 801             Lucio
Relating to a fee to support the wellness, recreational, and
fitness complex at The University of Texas at Brownsville.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 802             Barrientos/ Armbrister/ Averitt/ Carona/ Deuell/
                      et al.
Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 130 in
Williamson and Travis Counties as the Willie Nelson Turnpike.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 803             Averitt
Relating to a deceptive trade practice of taking advantage of a
disaster or abnormal disruption of the market.
State Affairs

SB 804             Averitt
Relating to the liability of license deputies for sales money held
in trust for the Parks and Wildlife Department.
Natural Resources

SB 805             Averitt
Relating to certain small and large employer health cooperatives.
State Affairs

SB 806             Averitt
Relating to the qualifications of appointed members of the State
Soil and Water Conservation Board.
Natural Resources

SB 807             Averitt
Relating to interest rate ceilings on certain commercial loans.
Business & Commerce

SB 808             Averitt
Relating to the condemnation of certain property for railroad
purposes.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 809             Averitt
Relating to the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool.
State Affairs

SB 810             Averitt
Relating to the regulation of the sale and inspection of real
estate.
Business & Commerce

SB 811             Deuell
Relating to services referred to podiatrists under the Medicaid
program.
Health & Human Services

SB 812             Deuell
Relating to the powers of a community center.
Health & Human Services

SB 813             Lucio
Relating to the employment of certified counselors by school
districts.
Education

SB 814             Lucio
Relating to a dental services pilot program in border-region
counties.
Health & Human Services

SB 815             Lucio
Relating to the long-range plan for the South Texas Health Care
System and the provision of tuberculosis and other health care
services in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Health & Human Services

SB 816             Deuell
Relating to the offense of harassment by persons in certain
correctional facilities and to creating the offense of harassment
of public servant.
Criminal Justice

SB 817             West, Royce
Relating to financial transaction awareness plans to be adopted by
public institutions of higher education.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 818             West, Royce
Relating to a requirement that an ad valorem tax abatement
agreement provide for the recapture of lost ad valorem tax revenue
if the property owner fails to provide a health benefit plan to the
owner's employees and their dependents.
S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev.

SB 819             West, Royce
Relating to providing supplemental financial assistance to certain
grandparents.
Health & Human Services

SB 820             West, Royce
Relating to the eligibility of certain grandparents for foster care
payments.
Health & Human Services

SB 821             Lindsay
Relating to an administrative cost for the enforcement of the
collection of tolls in certain counties.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 822             Hinojosa
Relating to the termination of employment of certain public school
district employees.
Education

SB 823             Shapleigh
Relating to restrictions on the use of foreign workers in the
performance of certain government service contracts that relate to
health and human services.
Government Organization

SB 824             Shapleigh
Relating to state assistance for instructional facilities in school
districts with enrollment growth due to closure and realignment of
military bases.
Education

SB 825             Shapleigh
Relating to the TexasOnline Authority's use of TexasOnline revenue.
Government Organization

SB 826             Van de Putte
Relating to mental health services for women with postpartum
depression.
Health & Human Services

SB 827             Zaffirini
Relating to a system for tracking the progress of state-funded
projects that benefit colonias and the submission of a related
report to the legislature.
International Relations & Trade

SB 828             Janek
Relating to the eligibility of certain property owners to file a
late notice of protest with an appraisal review board.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 829             Wentworth
Relating to the authority of counties to establish petty cash
funds.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 830             Wentworth
Relating to the declaration of a mistrial in the punishment phase
of a criminal proceeding.
Jurisprudence

SB 831             Shapiro/ Armbrister/ Brimer/ Carona/ Deuell/ et al.
Relating to the creation of programs and funding for emerging
technology industries.
S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev.

SB 833             Barrientos
Relating to the required use of tax increment financing to provide
affordable housing in certain reinvestment zones.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 834             Eltife
Relating to the applicability of certain weapons laws to certain
prosecutors licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
Criminal Justice

SB 835             Barrientos
Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district in
Travis County.
Jurisprudence

SB 836             Duncan
Relating to the state's goal for electric generation capacity by
renewable energy technologies and the rate treatment of utility
expenditures for interconnecting generating capacity by certain
renewable technologies.
Business & Commerce

SB 837             Wentworth
Relating to the insanity defense.
Jurisprudence

SB 838             Wentworth
Relating to the reporting and collection of certain information
regarding persons found not guilty of an offense by reason of
insanity.
Jurisprudence

SB 839             Wentworth
Relating to the authority of the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation
District to require permits for certain wells.
Natural Resources

SB 840             Wentworth
Relating to park and recreation districts.
Natural Resources

SB 841             Lindsay
Relating to the creation and authority of the Greater 1960
Improvement District; providing authority to levy an assessment,
impose taxes and issue bonds.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 842             Lindsay
Relating to the use of school district real property by a nonprofit
organization.
Education

SB 843             Lindsay
Relating to the distribution of flyers at a public school by a
nonprofit organization.
Education

SB 844             Lindsay
Relating to the content of public school campus improvement plans.
Education

SB 845             Janek
Relating to the hearing of a child protection case by an associate
judge.
Jurisprudence

SB 846             Janek
Relating to distribution of recordings on consignment.
Business & Commerce

SB 847             Janek
Relating to an order by a court that a judgment debtor turn over
certain property for the satisfaction of the judgment.
Jurisprudence

SB 848             Shapiro/ Eltife/ Madla/ Seliger
Relating to the approval of certain permit applications by local
governments.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 849             Brimer
Relating to the authority of a regional mobility authority to
impose a local tax on the sale of gasoline and diesel fuel.
Finance

SB 850             Shapleigh
Relating to an exemption from the required payment of a motor
vehicle registration renewal fee for certain military personnel.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 851             Shapleigh
Relating to a financial literacy pilot program in public schools.
Education

SB 852             Shapleigh
Relating to the treatment of persuasive telephone polls as
political advertising; providing a civil penalty.
State Affairs

SB 853             Gallegos
Relating to customer protection for customers of mobile service
providers.
Business & Commerce

SB 854             Lucio
Relating to the jurisdiction of certain home-rule municipalities on
a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 855             Van de Putte
Relating to the issuance of revenue bonds for The University of
Texas at San Antonio.
Finance

SB 856             Van de Putte
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the
South Texas Research Tower.
Finance

SB 857             Van de Putte
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The University
of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Center for Academic
Medicine and Clinical Research.
Finance

SB 858             Van de Putte
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the
Faculty Office Building.
Finance

SB 859             Ellis
Relating to a motor vehicle passing a bicyclist; providing
penalties.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 860             Ellis
Relating to wine and beer retailer's permits.
Business & Commerce

SB 861             Ellis
Relating to the level of municipal participation in contracts with
developers for public improvements.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 862             Van de Putte
Relating to allowing the Veterans' Land Board to appoint an
advisory committee to assist in determining eligibility to
participate in certain programs.
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 863             Van de Putte
Relating to the administration of promotional examinations to
certain firefighters and police officers who are members of the
armed forces on active duty.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 864             Deuell
Relating to the liability of certain local governments for fire,
emergency, or law enforcement services provided to another local
government.
State Affairs

SB 865             Lucio
Relating to the functions of the Texas Department of Housing and
Community Affairs.
Government Organization

SB 866             Staples
Relating to the operation of authorized emergency vehicles
conducting a police escort.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 867             Staples
Relating to the application of the motor vehicle sales tax
emissions reduction surcharge on certain recreational vehicles.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 868             Carona
Relating to the operation and regulation of certain consolidated
insurance programs.
State Affairs

SB 869             Ellis
Relating to the collection and dissemination of certain information
for a federal firearm background check.
Criminal Justice

SB 870             Shapleigh
Relating to student representation on the board of regents of each
state university or state university system.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 871             Nelson
Relating to the Medicaid managed care delivery system.
Finance

SB 872             Nelson
Relating to a study regarding the impact of niche hospitals on
other general hospitals and to certain disclosure requirements
regarding niche hospitals.
Health & Human Services

SB 873             Nelson
Relating to a medical information telephone hotline pilot program
under the medical assistance program.
Health & Human Services

SB 874             Nelson
Relating to quality-of-care monitoring visits to long-term care
facilities.
Health & Human Services

SB 875             Wentworth
Relating to the reimbursement by certain defendants for the cost of
confinement in county jail.
Criminal Justice

SB 876             Lindsay
Relating to financial reporting requirements of a nonprofit
corporation.
Business & Commerce

SB 877             Madla
Relating to the transportation and delivery of wine in this state.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 878             Lindsay
Relating to a municipal utility district's use of money received
under a contract with a municipality.
Natural Resources

SB 879             Gallegos
Relating to the regulation of firefighters and fire departments by
the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 880             Duncan
Relating to granting to the Upton County Water District the powers
and duties of a groundwater conservation district.
Natural Resources

SB 881             Shapleigh
Relating to the qualifications, powers, and duties of a special
ranger and a special Texas Ranger.
Criminal Justice

SB 882             Lucio
Relating to the name, functions, and duties of the Texas Council on
Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Health & Human Services

SB 883             Williams
Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal
Utility District No. 8; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 884             Williams
Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal
Utility District No. 9; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 885             Williams
Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal
Utility District No. 10; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 886             Williams
Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal
Utility District No. 11; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 887             Williams
Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal
Utility District No. 12; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 888             Williams
Relating to the powers, duties, privileges, and immunities of a
peace officer.
Criminal Justice

SB 889             Williams
Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal
Utility District No. 13; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 890             Williams
Relating to the amount of recovery in a civil action.
State Affairs

SB 891             Williams
Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal
Utility District No. 14; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 892             Carona
Relating to the operation of property owners' associations;
providing an administrative penalty.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 893             Carona
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a
child.
Criminal Justice

SB 894             Carona
Relating to certain procedures for filing documents and service of
process.
Jurisprudence

SB 895             Carona
Relating to the processing of certain election ballots voted early.
State Affairs

SB 896             Carona
Relating to the powers and duties of and the appointment of certain
election officers.
State Affairs

SB 897             Staples
Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility
District No. 100; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 898             Carona
Relating to tax liability for property omitted from an appraisal
roll.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 899             Carona
Relating to funding for crime control and prevention districts;
imposing a tax and providing a penalty.
Finance

SB 900             Eltife
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The
University of Texas at Tyler.
Finance

SCR 8             Seliger
Designating the chuck wagon as the official vehicle of Texas.
Intergovernmental Relations

SJR 21             Averitt
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to
define rates of interest for commercial loans.
Business & Commerce

SJR 22             Shapleigh
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a student member
of the board of regents of a state institution of higher education
or state university system to serve a term that differs from the
terms served by the other members of the board.
S/C on Higher Education

SJR 23             Brimer
Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the constitutional
dedication of revenue from a tax on motor fuels to taxes imposed by
this state.
Finance

SJR 24             Brimer
Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring revenue collected
from the use of a tolled transportation project in this state to be
used only for transportation projects in the Texas Department of
Transportation district in which the revenue was collected.
Finance

SJR 25             Lindsay
Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the state from
reducing the proportion of the costs paid by the state for a
function imposed by the state on political subdivisions; from
requiring political subdivisions to perform a new function or to
perform an existing function in a more costly way unless the state
pays for the new or additional costs; and from otherwise adopting a
law that requires the expenditure of money by a political
subdivision for any purpose unless state funding for the purpose is
provided.
Finance