Supplemental House Calendar

Thursday, April 28, 2011



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SB 655              Hegar

SP: Keffer

Relating to the continuation, functions, and name of the Railroad Commission of Texas.

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HB 150              Solomons

Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives.

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HB 1825             Price

Relating to permit application and amendment hearings conducted by groundwater conservation districts and the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

HB 1890             Fletcher

Relating to voidability of contracts procured through barratry and civil liability arising from conduct constituting barratry.

HB 397              Gonzales, Veronica / Martinez, "Mando" / Lucio III / Margo / Gallego

Relating to the creation of the Bureau for Economic Development of the Border Region.

HB 2495             Hernandez Luna

Relating to cemeteries and perpetual care cemetery corporations; providing a penalty.

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HB 2494             Legler / et al.

Relating to the recovery of fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits.

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UNTIL 10:00 AM

HB 469              Callegari / Zerwas / Miller, Sid / Smith, Wayne / Fletcher / et al.

Relating to the calculation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran for the tax year in which the veteran qualifies or ceases to qualify for an exemption from taxation of the homestead.

HB 234              Otto

Relating to liability for interest on ad valorem taxes on improvements that escaped taxation in a previous year.

HB 1435             Elkins

Relating to the participation by a taxing unit in a suit to compel an appraisal review board to order a change in an appraisal roll.

HB 1390             Deshotel / Bohac

Relating to retainage under certain construction contracts.

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HB 1915             Madden / Bonnen / Cook / McClendon / Cain / et al.

Relating to abolishing the Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and transferring the powers and duties of those agencies to the newly created Texas Juvenile Justice Department and to the functions of the independent ombudsman that serves the department.




C.S.H.B. 150


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:

                                                (A) any unassigned or overlapping geography in the overall redistricting plan under consideration; or

                                                (B) a number of districts other than 150 in the overall plan.

            SECTION 2.  An amendment packet for each original amendment changing any district that will be offered during second reading consideration of the bill must be filed with the chief clerk by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2011.