Daily House Calendar

Thursday, April 14, 2011



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SB 309              Harris

SP: Patrick, Diane

Relating to events to receive funding through a major events trust fund.

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HB 1000             Branch / Coleman

Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund and to one or more audits of certain general academic teaching institutions in connection with that distribution.

HB 600              Solomons

Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the State Board of Education.

HB 1861             Anchia

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Commission on State Emergency Communications.

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HB 33               Branch / Vo

Relating to measures to increase the affordability of textbooks used for courses at public or private institutions of higher education.

HB 115              McClendon / Gallego

Relating to the creation of a commission to investigate convictions after exoneration and to prevent wrongful convictions.

HB 253              Hilderbran

Relating to the protection of children by ensuring reports of abuse or neglect, protecting children from abuse and neglect, ensuring that births are reported, and prosecuting the offense of bigamy; providing criminal penalties.

HB 521              Elkins

Relating to the applicability of certain laws governing corporations to limited liability companies.

HB 588              Guillen

Relating to the advance payment of surcharges under the Driver Responsibility Program.

HB 743              Sheffield / Gonzales, Larry / Murphy / Legler

Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to notify the federal Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) regarding the withdrawal or nonattendance of certain foreign students.

HB 975              Dutton

Relating to eligibility to serve on the appraisal review board of an appraisal district.

HB 1050             Woolley / Christian / et al.

Relating to initial claims under the unemployment compensation system.

HB 1075             Anderson, Rodney / Truitt / et al.

Relating to an alert for a missing person with an intellectual developmental disability.

HB 2257             Phillips

Relating to the procurement and use of an emergency notification system by public service providers.




C.S.H.B. 600


SECTION 1.  During second reading and third reading consideration of the bill:

          (a)  No proposed amendment, amendment to the amendment, or substitute amendment changing any district is eligible for consideration unless five copies of an amendment packet prepared by the Texas Legislative Council (TLC) has been submitted to the chief clerk.  The amendment packet is not required to contain a textual description of the amendment but must include:

              (1)   maps as prepared by TLC indicating the changes made by the amendment;  and

              (2)  standard reports for the amendment prepared by TLC that indicate population, voter data, and incumbent locations for the districts affected by the amendment.

          (b)  No proposed amendment, amendment to the amendment, or substitute amendment is eligible for consideration if:

              (1)  any district in the amendment contains parts that are not contiguous; or

              (2)  adoption of the amendment would result in any unassigned or overlapping geography in the overall redistricting plan under consideration.

     SECTION 2.  An amendment packet for each original amendment that will be offered during second reading consideration of the bill must be filed with the chief clerk by 10am Wednesday, April 13, 2011.