Regular Order of Business for 3/24/2011



March 24, 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 10 (LC)Ellis/ et al.

Designating February 21 through 27 of each year from 2011 through 2020 as Barbara Jordan Freedom Week.

SCR 11 (LC)Hegar

Designating May 22 of each year from 2011 through 2020 as William Elmo Merrem Day in honor of the first Eagle Scout from Texas.

SCR 16 (LC)Nelson/ Davis/ Huffman/ Shapiro/ Van de Putte/ et al.

Designating the month of March each year from 2011 through 2020 as Women Veterans Month in tribute to the immeasurable contributions that women in the military have made to this nation.

SCR 18 (A) (LC)Hegar

Designating a portion of the city of Gonzales as the official Texas History Museum District.

SCR 20 (LC)Fraser

Urging the United States Congress to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases for stationary sources.

SCR 2 (CS) (LC)Uresti

Urging Congress to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, Section 5056, and to appropriate sufficient funds so that efforts to solve the salt problem in the Amistad International Reservoir can continue.


(Second Reading)

SB 445 Eltife

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

SB 44 (LC)Zaffirini

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

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 503 (LC)Jackson

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

SB 763 (CS) (LC)Ellis/ et al.

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

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 227 Nelson

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

SB 76 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to certain providers of subsidized child care.

SB 351 (LC)Williams/ et al.

Relating to the maximum capacity of a container of wine sold to a retail dealer.

SB 799 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the definition of "first sale" for purposes of the taxes imposed on certain liquor.

SB 889 (LC)Carona

Relating to assignment of rents to holders of certain security interests in real property.

SB 890 (LC)Carona

Relating to certain promotional activities for certain alcoholic beverage permit holders.

SB 892 (LC)Carona

Relating to the approval of designs, plans, and specifications of industrialized housing and buildings.

SB 762 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the transfer of an ad valorem tax lien; providing for the imposition of an administrative penalty.

SB 764 (LC)Williams

Relating to a prohibition against use of school district resources for a hotel.

SB 333 (LC)Fraser

Relating to election procedures and qualifications of members of boards of directors for water supply or sewer service corporations.

SB 360 (LC)Fraser

Relating to the composition and use of money in the rural water assistance fund.

SB 690 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the enforcement of a self-service storage facility lien; providing a penalty.

SB 132 (LC)Wentworth

Relating to registration with the Selective Service System of certain applicants for a driver's license or personal identification certificate.

SB 283 (LC)Harris

Relating to the appointment of associate judges in child protective services cases.

SB 286 (LC)Harris

Relating to attorney's fees and other amounts taxed as costs in guardianship proceedings.

SB 481 (LC)Harris

Relating to the removal of a guardian of an incapacitated person ordered by a court.

SB 485 (LC)Huffman

Relating to proper venue for certain criminal prosecutions of mortgage fraud.

SB 543 (LC)Hegar

Relating to a probate fee exemption for estates of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and others killed in the line of duty.

SB 502 (LC)West

Relating to determinations of paternity; creating an offense.

SB 582 (LC)Harris/ et al.

Relating to service of process on certain domestic and foreign entities for the collection of delinquent property taxes.

SB 886 (LC)Carona

Relating to the execution docket and other records of certain court clerks.

SB 439 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to an exclusion from unemployment compensation chargebacks for certain employers of uniformed service members.

SB 458 (LC)Seliger

Relating to initial claims under the unemployment compensation system.

SB 563 (LC)Jackson

Relating to information regarding job matching services provided by the Texas Workforce Commission; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 250 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to protective orders for stalking victims.

SB 279 (LC)Davis

Relating to inclusion of pets and other companion animals in protective orders; providing a penalty.

SB 170 (CS) (LC)Ellis/ et al.

Relating to the reorganization of powers and duties among agencies in this state that provide representation to indigent defendants in criminal cases and to the reorganization of funding sources for indigent defense.

SB 542 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to the regulation of law enforcement officers by the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

SB 37 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the duration of the interagency task force on ensuring appropriate care settings for persons with disabilities.

SB 80 (LC)Nelson

Relating to public health laboratories administered by the Department of State Health Services.

SB 228 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to reporting requirements for institutions of higher education conducting human stem cell research.

SB 256 (LC)Nelson

Relating to requiring a private autopsy facility to post a notice for filing a complaint against a physician; providing a penalty.

SB 335 (LC)Fraser

Relating to an exemption from regulation as health spas for certain governmental hospitals and clinics.

SB 594 (LC)Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to certain procedures applicable to electronic prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances.

SB 798 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the amounts of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain health facilities.

SB 398 (LC)Duncan

Relating to the board of hospital managers of the Lubbock County Hospital District.

SB 490 (LC)Fraser

Relating to the Hamilton County Hospital District.

SB 494 (LC)Fraser

Relating to the authority of certain local governmental entities to borrow money for a public hospital.

SB 558 (LC)Duncan

Relating to the Swisher Memorial Hospital District.

SB 559 (LC)Duncan

Relating to the Rankin County Hospital District.

SB 101 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of nonjudicial foreclosure on residences owned by certain members of the military, including foreclosure by a property owners' association.

SB 61 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to juvenile case managers.

SB 761 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the employment of physicians by certain hospitals associated with nonprofit fraternal organizations.

SB 72 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to streamlining of and utilization management in Medicaid long-term care waiver programs.

SB 77 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to certain requirements for certain sponsoring organizations and other institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

SB 193 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to the regulation of the practice of nursing.

SB 219 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to health and mental health services for children in foster care and kinship care.

SB 222 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to access to certain long-term care services and supports under the medical assistance program.

SB 633 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the educational scope of Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi.

SB 282 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to eliminating certain reporting, planning, student developmental, and other requirements imposed on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or public institutions of higher education.

SB 850 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to formula funding for certain semester credit hours earned for dual course credit.

SB 851 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to a uniform deadline for student financial assistance for public institutions of higher education other than public junior colleges.

SB 545 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to employment records for law enforcement officers, including procedures to correct employment termination reports; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 638 (CS) (LC)Jackson

Relating to the computation of a surplus credit for certain successor employing units.

SB 716 (CS) (LC)Harris

Relating to the periodic review of the child support guidelines.

SB 785 (CS) (LC)Harris

Relating to the termination of the parent-child relationship and the duty to pay child support in circumstances involving mistaken paternity.

SB 622 (CS)Nelson

Relating to the privacy of protected health information and personal information; providing civil and criminal penalties.

SB 355 (CS)Ellis/ et al.

Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties.

SB 567 (LC)Williams

Relating to the Texas Life, Accident, Health, and Hospital Service Insurance Guaranty Association.

SB 792 (LC)Duncan

Relating to the duties of the secretary of state.

SB 859 (LC)Duncan/ Hegar/ Nelson

Relating to small and large employer health group cooperatives.

SB 400 (LC)Shapiro/ et al.

Relating to the entities eligible to make purchases using the cooperative purchasing program administered by the comptroller.

SB 918 (LC)Wentworth

Relating to immunity for reporting insurance fraud.

SB 944 (LC)Jackson

Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to make recommendations to the commissioner of insurance regarding certain automobile insurance claims.

SB 983 (LC)Carona

Relating to the elimination of certain requirements for certain customer-specific communications contracts.

SB 791 (CS) (LC)Duncan

Relating to electronic notification of certain state officials and agencies of certain rules and rulemaking filings.

SB 430 (LC)Nichols

Relating to written notice to a groundwater conservation district of groundwater contamination.

SB 683 (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Gulf Coast Water Authority.

SB 564 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the election of members of the board of directors of the Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 525 (LC)Deuell

Relating to the protection of water quality in certain bodies of water.

SB 569 (LC)Jackson

Relating to the rates charged by certain conservation and reclamation districts for potable water or wastewater service to recreational vehicle parks.

SB 86 (LC)Nelson

Relating to municipal contracts for enforcement of outstanding traffic violation arrest warrants.

SB 117 (LC)Uresti/ et al.

Relating to allowing municipally owned utility systems in certain cities to fund a program to aid low-income residents in paying their bills.

SB 410 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the name and powers of the Red River Redevelopment Authority.

SB 475 (LC)Patrick

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 524; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

SB 629 (LC)Hegar/ et al.

Relating to the Ranch at Clear Fork Creek Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

SB 813 (LC)Gallegos

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 528; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

SB 802 (LC)Hegar

Relating to allowing the Aransas County Commissioners Court to charge interest on assessments for certain county road improvements.

SB 963 (LC)Uresti

Relating to certification of a person as eligible for disabled parking privileges.

SB 684 (CS) (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the transfer of the assets of and the dissolution of the Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.

SB 36 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to methods for increasing student success and degree completion at public institutions of higher education.

SB 38 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the inclusion of certain private postsecondary educational institutions and career schools and colleges in the higher education accountability system of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

SB 794 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs.

SB 945 (LC)Patrick/ et al.

Relating to authorizing a public junior college to award an associate degree to a student enrolled in a four-year public institution of higher education who previously attended the junior college.

SB 238 (CS) (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to the regulation by a property owners'association of the installation of solar energy devices on property.

SB 310 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District.

SB 199 (LC)West

Relating to agricultural projects in certain schools, including the eligibility of nonprofit organizations that partner with schools to receive grants.

SB 387 (LC)Williams

Relating to the sale and consumption in this state of raw oysters harvested from Texas waters.

SB 478 (LC)Estes

Relating to the protection of stray bison.

SB 479 (LC)Estes

Relating to limiting the liability of certain persons for farm animal activities.

SB 766 (CS)Estes/ et al.

Relating to the liability of a sport shooting range and the regulation of firearms, ammunition, firearm supplies, and sport shooting ranges.

SB 311 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the authority of the board of directors of the Ochiltree County Hospital District to employ physicians and other health care providers.

SB 153 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the authority of a judge to suspend the imposition of a sentence and place a defendant on community supervision.

SB 166 (LC)Shapiro

Relating to the sex offender civil commitment program and to the creation of a state agency to perform the functions relating to the sex offender civil commitment program that are currently performed by the Council on Sex Offender Treatment.

SB 623 (CS) (LC)Whitmire

Relating to the disqualification of a district or county attorney who is the subject of a criminal investigation.

SB 1436 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to creating the offense of continuous trafficking of persons; providing a penalty and other civil consequences.

SB 19 (CS)Nichols/ et al.

Relating to the development, financing, construction, and operation of certain toll projects.

SB 58 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the designation of segments of State Highway 359, State Highway 16, and State Highway 285 as the Veterans of the Korean War Memorial Highway.

SB 356 (LC)Watson

Relating to awards for certain members of the state military forces inducted into federal service in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, and Enduring Freedom.

SB 431 (LC)Jackson

Relating to the use of fraudulent or fictitious military records; creating an offense.

SB 349 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the hotel occupancy tax rate in certain municipalities.

SB 99 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte/ Birdwell

Relating to persons authorized to control the disposition of the remains of certain members of the United States armed forces.

SB 639 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte/ Zaffirini

Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel, veterans, and dependents residing in this state.

SB 966 (CS) (LC)Uresti/ et al.

Relating to high school diplomas for certain military veterans.

SB 1220 (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the advisory committee on Medicaid and child health plan program rate and expenditure disparities between the Texas-Mexico border region and other areas of the state.

SB 992 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the allocation of loans made under the owner-builder loan program.

SB 249 (LC)Estes

Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas.

SB 855 (LC)Duncan

Relating to assistance provided by the Office of Public Utility Counsel to interested parties on certain electricity matters involving certificates of convenience and necessity.

SB 864 (LC)Rodriguez

Relating to the services included in a retail price list provided by a funeral establishment.

SB 1008 (LC)Carona

Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas.

SB 1166 (LC)Carona

Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts and the prepaid funeral contract guaranty fund.

SB 480 (LC)Hegar

Relating to certain appeals from judgments of municipal courts of record.

SB 587 (LC)Uresti

Relating to jurisdiction in certain proceedings brought by the attorney general with respect to charitable trusts.

SB 786 (LC)Harris

Relating to procedures for establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support obligations.

SB 519 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the period during which a motion for a new trial in a criminal proceeding in a justice or municipal court must be made.

SB 353 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the territory and dissolution requirements of the Southern Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 385 (LC)Williams/ et al.

Relating to the creation of an alternative fuel program to be funded by the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.

SB 512 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the qualification of supervisors of a fresh water supply district.

SB 691 (LC)Estes

Relating to the exemption from permitting by groundwater conservation districts for certain water wells used for domestic, livestock, and poultry watering purposes.

SB 692 (LC)Estes

Relating to exemptions from groundwater conservation district permit requirements.

SB 728 (LC)Seliger

Relating to a groundwater conservation district's recovery of expenses in closing or capping a well.

SB 914 (LC)Wentworth

Relating to the applicability to certain regional water districts of provisions concerning bond approval by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 1003 (LC)Fraser

Relating to penalties for, and emergency orders suspending, the operation of a rock crusher or certain concrete plants without a current permit under the Texas Clean Air Act.

SB 438 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to the number of days a winery may sell wine under a winery festival permit.

SB 579 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to the total benefit amount under a prepaid funeral contract.

SB 285 (CS) (LC)Harris

Relating to exempting certain judicial officers from certain requirements for obtaining or renewing a concealed handgun license and to the authority of certain judicial officers to carry certain weapons.

SB 473 (CS)West

Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs.

SB 482 (CS) (LC)Harris

Relating to authorization agreements between parents and nonparent relatives of a child.

SB 483 (CS) (LC)Harris

Relating to the powers and duties of criminal law magistrates in Tarrant County.

SB 819 (CS) (LC)Harris/ et al.

Relating to family violence and protective orders.

SB 327 (LC)Van de Putte/ Davis

Relating to including certain veterans service organizations as small businesses for the purpose of state contracting.

SB 631 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to statutory references to the common electronic infrastructure project formerly known as TexasOnline.

SB 632 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the application of the Information Resources Management Act to public junior colleges and public junior college districts.

SB 867 (LC)Deuell

Relating to testing accommodations for a person with dyslexia taking a licensing examination administered by a state agency.

SB 871 (CS)Lucio

Relating to stay of requirement to provide refunds or discounts on excessive or unfairly discriminatory residential property premium rates.

SB 982 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to extended service areas and toll-free local calling areas.

SB 1165 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to certain enforcement powers of the banking commissioner; providing administrative penalties.

SB 17 (CS)Carona

Relating to the regulation of residential mortgage loan servicers; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 782 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to uniform law on secured transactions.

SB 981 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the regulation of distributed generation of electricity.

SB 1124 (CS)Carona

Relating to licensing and regulation of certain persons involved in residential mortgage lending pursuant to the Texas Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2009; providing penalties.

SB 1133 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to weatherization and preparedness reports by the Public Utility Commission.

SB 1167 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to cemeteries and perpetual care cemetery corporations.

SB 49 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to school district requirements regarding parental notification and documentation in connection with disciplinary alternative education programs.

SB 778 (LC)Williams/ et al.

Relating to the inclusion of professional staff who educate students with disabilities on district-level and campus-level planning and decision-making committees.

SB 727 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to groundwater conservation district management plans.

SB 182 (LC)Wentworth

Relating to the penalty for the offense of reckless driving.

SB 534 (LC)Davis

Relating to the designation of State Highway 121 in Tarrant and Johnson Counties as the Chisholm Trail Parkway.

SB 743 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the designation of a segment of State Highway 71 as the 95th Division Memorial Highway.

SB 876 (LC)Watson

Relating to the fee for a personal identification certificate for a homeless individual.

SB 888 Carona

Relating to the authority of a regional transportation authority to create a local government corporation.

SB 990 (LC)Carona

Relating to regulation of high occupancy vehicle lanes operated, managed, or maintained by a regional transportation authority; providing penalties.

SB 1007 (LC)Williams/ et al.

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of the Texas Department of Transportation.

SB 290 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to including a personal financial literacy component in certain public school mathematics courses.

SB 680 (CS) (LC)Gallegos

Relating to a fee collected by a district clerk for certain electronic certified copies.

SB 873 (LC)Duncan

Relating to rate and damage schedules governing certain easements or other interests in land of The University of Texas System.

SB 1020 (LC)Rodriguez

Relating to a feasibility study regarding the establishment of a dental school at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso.

SB 1121 (LC)Estes

Relating to the student fees for the university center at Midwestern State University.

SB 419 (LC)West

Relating to prohibiting state funding to public junior colleges for physical education courses offered for joint high school and junior college credit.