Regular Order of Business for 3/8/2011



March 8, 2011


(Calendar Order)


(Second Reading)

SJR 18 Eltife

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.


(Second Reading)

SCR 5 (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to provide for a joint interim legislative study regarding the development and potential economic impact of a cruise industry on the Texas coast between Calhoun and Cameron Counties.


(Second Reading)

SB 445 Eltife

Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.

SB 41 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the use of restraints in state supported living centers.

SB 44 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the detention and transportation of a person with a mental illness.

SB 81 (LC)Nelson

Relating to food manufacturers, food wholesalers, and warehouse operators required to hold a license.

SB 189 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the eligibility of certain aliens for a license to practice medicine in this state.

SB 221 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the Department of Family and Protective Services, including protective services and investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation for certain adults who are elderly or disabled; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 240 (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to examination requirements for certain applicants for a license to practice medicine.

SB 304 (LC)Nichols

Relating to employment services programs for certain residents receiving services from public hospitals or hospital districts.

SB 436 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the authority of a county to inspect day-care centers and group day-care homes.

SB 187 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to human body and anatomical specimen donation.

SB 156 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to health care data collected by the Department of State Health Services and access to certain confidential patient information within the department.

SB 141 (CS)Eltife/ et al.

Relating to debt management services and the regulation of debt management services providers.

SB 79 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the contents and applicability of a school district's grading policy.

SB 912 West/ Davis/ Duncan/ Shapiro/ et al.

Relating to temporary modification under certain circumstances of procedures authorized for the nonrenewal of public school teacher term contracts.

SB 323 (LC)Carona

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

SB 503 (LC)Jackson

Relating to coverage for certain towing and storage expenses under a motor vehicle insurance policy.

SB 539 (LC)Carona

Relating to the award of costs and attorney's fees in certain proceedings concerning mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens.

SB 735 (LC)Carona

Relating to prohibition of certain extra hazardous coverages by title insurance companies.

SB 747 (LC)Carona

Relating to the professions regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission.

SB 209 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the supervision of certain juvenile case managers.

SB 118 (LC)Uresti

Relating to a court's authority to order a proposed patient to receive extended outpatient mental health services.

SB 155 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the eligibility of certain school district employees to participate or be enrolled in certain group health benefit programs.

SB 425 (CS) (LC)Carona/ et al.

Relating to property and casualty certificates of insurance and approval of property and casualty certificate of insurance forms by the Texas Department of Insurance; providing penalties.

SB 763 (CS) (LC)Ellis

Relating to the designation of certain areas as banking development districts to encourage the establishment of financial institution branches in those areas.

SB 322 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the requirements for reinsurance contracts covering title insurance policies issued in this state.

SB 488 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to criminal background checks on users of online dating services and to disclosures of online dating safety measures; providing a civil penalty.

SB 748 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to business entities and associations.

SB 67 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to leave for junior college district or university system employees who are physically assaulted while on duty.

SB 74 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the disposition of surplus or salvage data processing equipment of a university system or an institution or agency of higher education.

SB 176 (LC)Huffman

Relating to student eligibility for tuition rebates offered by general academic teaching institutions.

SB 179 (LC)Estes

Relating to the service area of the North Central Texas College District.

SB 386 (LC)Williams

Relating to the Lone Star College System District service area.

SB 489 (LC)Fraser/ Duncan/ Estes

Relating to the Texas State Technical College System.

SB 514 (LC)Birdwell/ Duncan/ Eltife/ Lucio

Relating to the acquisition of land and facilities by the Texas State Technical College System.

SB 528 (LC)Huffman

Relating to meetings of the University of Houston System Board of Regents.

SB 191 (LC)Nelson

Relating to disposition of a contested case by the Texas Medical Board.

SB 227 Nelson

Relating to the nondisciplinary resolution of certain complaints filed against physicians.

SB 257 Carona/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of "Choose Life" license plates and the creation of the Choose Life account in the general revenue fund.

SB 416 (CS) (LC)Deuell

Relating to the amount of outstanding total liability of a mortgage guaranty insurer.

SB 131 (LC)Wentworth

Relating to cemeteries in certain municipalities.

SB 173 (LC)West

Relating to civil remedy of violations of certain municipal health and safety ordinances.

SB 396 (LC)Deuell

Relating to the state fire marshal's investigation of the death of a firefighter who dies in the line of duty or in connection with an on-duty incident.

SB 422 (LC)Duncan

Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to contract with another entity to collect certain assessments levied by the municipality or county.

SB 244 (LC)Patrick

Relating to the continuing education requirements for certain peace officers.

SB 316 (LC)Whitmire

Relating to criminal asset forfeiture, the disposition of proceeds and property from criminal asset forfeiture, and accountability for that disposition; providing civil penalties.

SB 121 (CS)Ellis/ et al.

Relating to photograph and live lineup identification procedures in criminal cases.

SB 321 (CS)Hegar/ Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to an employee's transportation and storage of certain firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or controlled by the employee's employer.

SB 192 (LC)Nelson

Relating to patient advocacy activities by nurses and certain other persons; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 796 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to reporting on and assessing programs for the prevention and treatment of diabetes in the state.

SB 472 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to voting practices and elections of property owners' associations.

SB 140 (CS) (LC)Shapiro

Relating to minimum public school attendance for class credit or a final grade.

SB 391 (CS) (LC)Patrick

Relating to the provision of electronic sample copies of a textbook adopted by the State Board of Education.

SB 190 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the licensing and regulation of physicians, physician assistants, acupuncturists, and surgical assistants.

SB 263 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the revocation, suspension, or restriction of the license of a physician placed on deferred adjudication community supervision or arrested for certain offenses.

SB 510 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to a voluntary statewide diabetes mellitus registry.

SB 76 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to certain providers of subsidized child care.

SB 78 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies.

SB 508 (LC)Lucio

Relating to the extent of extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain less populous municipalities located on a barrier island.

SB 509 (LC)Lucio

Relating to the validation of a home-rule charter for certain municipalities.

SB 43 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the civil liability of an employer or former employer of a mental health services provider who engages in sexual exploitation of a patient or former patient.

SB 85 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the duties of the county tax assessor-collector and voter registrar regarding exemptions from jury service.

SB 247 (LC)Shapiro

Relating to the authority of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission to participate in the establishment and operation of an affiliated nonprofit organization and provide grants.

SB 361 Duncan

Relating to indemnification provisions in construction contracts.

SB 367 (LC)Ogden

Relating to the review by the attorney general of invoices related to legal services provided to state agencies by outside counsel.

SB 426 (LC)Duncan

Relating to the liability of and payment of legal fees for court-appointed trustees of certain facilities.

SB 428 (LC)Huffman

Relating to notice to a judgment debtor of the filing of a foreign judgment.