REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
April 13, 2011
Relating to persons authorized to control the disposition of the remains of certain members of the United States armed forces.
Relating to the criminal penalty for failure of a trustee to pay the beneficiaries of the trust the purchase price for timber sold by the trustee.
Relating to the unauthorized harvesting of standing timber; providing for the imposition of a criminal penalty.
Relating to providing a sonogram before an abortion; providing penalties.
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS
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.
Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the provision that requires the automatic resignation of certain county, municipal, or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a county to regulate land development if approved by a majority vote in a countywide election.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
Urging the United States Congress to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases for stationary sources.
Urging the members of the Texas congressional delegation to provide to the legislature a cost analysis of the exact funding necessary for full enforcement of all immigration laws in Texas and to immediately report back to the legislature as to the status of that funding and directing the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house to send a delegation of members from both chambers to meet with members of Congress and members of the executive branch to discuss the border security crisis.
Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.
Relating to the detention and transportation of a person with a mental illness.
Relating to the designation of certain areas as banking development districts to encourage the establishment of financial institution branches in those areas.
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.
Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties.
Relating to certification of a person as eligible for disabled parking privileges.
Relating to creating the offense of continuous trafficking of persons; providing a penalty and other civil consequences.
Relating to persons authorized to control the disposition of the remains of certain members of the United States armed forces.
Relating to procedures for establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support obligations.
Relating to the territory and dissolution requirements of the Southern Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.
Relating to statutory references to the common electronic infrastructure project formerly known as TexasOnline.
Relating to the application of the Information Resources Management Act to public junior colleges and public junior college districts.
Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to extended service areas and toll-free local calling areas.
Relating to school district requirements regarding parental notification and documentation in connection with disciplinary alternative education programs.
Relating to the designation of State Highway 121 in Tarrant and Johnson Counties as the Chisholm Trail Parkway.
Relating to the authority of the Travis County Healthcare District to make capital or financial contributions to charitable organizations.
Relating to the first day of instruction in certain school districts that provide additional days of instruction financed with local funds.
Relating to the continuation and operation of the Texas Department of Insurance and the operation of certain insurance programs; imposing administrative penalties.
Relating to the territory of the El Paso County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4.
Relating to the authority of certain hospital districts to contract for the performance of administrative functions and services.
Relating to the funding of port security, facility projects, and port studies.
Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain elected officials convicted of certain crimes.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Commission on State Emergency Communications.
Relating to the purchasing and contracting authority of counties.
Relating to the eligibility of certain postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to participate in health benefit programs at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to state agency procurement and the comptroller's procurement powers and duties.
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning special districts, including conforming amendments.
Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 81st Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.
Relating to the reduction and confirmation of child support arrearages and an incentive program to encourage payment of arrearages.
Relating to applications for appeal filed with an appellate court.
Relating to the minimum continuing legal education requirements for an attorney employed in the executive branch of state government.
Relating to requirements for businesses that offer plastic checkout bags to customers.
Relating to certification to teach public school students who have visual impairments.
Relating to the reporting of health care-associated infections and preventable adverse events.
Relating to the lease of certain state parking facilities to other persons.
Relating to the exchange of confidential information among certain governmental entities concerning certain juveniles.
Relating to the elimination of certain tariff filing requirements for telecommunications providers.
Relating to the regulation of Voice over Internet Protocol service.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Public Finance Authority.
Relating to tuition rates and formula funding for certain nonresident students enrolled at Texas A&M University--Texarkana.
Relating to the review and functions of the Texas Water Development Board, including the functions of the board and related entities in connection with the process for establishing and appealing desired future conditions in a groundwater management area.
Relating to the issuance of a driver's license to a peace officer that includes an alternative to the officer's residence address.
Relating to the election of the board of directors of the Crockett County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.
Relating to an exception to disclosure under the public information law concerning officers and employees of a hospital district.
Relating to the confidentiality of information obtained by a compliance office of an institution of higher education.
Relating to the required public notice of the names of a certain number of finalists for the position of superintendent of a public school district.
Relating to the public information law.
Relating to the confidentiality of certain identifying information regarding students of career schools or colleges and other educational entities; providing a criminal penalty.
Relating to strategies for and improvements in quality of health care provided through and care management in the child health plan and medical assistance programs designed to achieve healthy outcomes and efficiency.
Relating to deregulation of certain telecommunications markets and companies.
Relating to improving the quality and efficiency of health care.
Relating to equal opportunity for access by private and parochial school students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.
Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers.
Relating to certain facilities and care providers, including providers under the state Medicaid program; providing penalties.
Relating to objective assessment processes for and appropriate provision of acute nursing services and certain other services provided under the Medicaid program.
Relating to reporting individual student performance on a physical fitness assessment instrument to the Texas Education Agency.
Relating to the eligibility of employees convicted of certain offenses to provide services under a contract with a public school.
Relating to authorizing open-enrollment charter schools to be awarded academic distinction designations.
Relating to notice by a governmental entity regarding certain geospatial data products.
Relating to the method of delivery of certain notices sent by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Relating to the designation of a segment of State Highway 243 in Van Zandt County as the Veterans Memorial Parkway.
Relating to the addition of a county to a freight rail district.
Relating to the definition of emergency services personnel for purposes of the enhanced penalty prescribed for an assault committed against a person providing emergency services.
Relating to the collection of unpaid tolls by a regional tollway authority.
Relating to management of certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.
Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.
Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.
Relating to payment of costs of improvements of a public improvement district designated by a municipality or county.
Relating to the use of facsimile signatures for certain documents involving certain municipalities.
Relating to the prohibition of certain regulations by a municipality in its extraterritorial jurisdiction involving trees and vegetation.
Relating to the ad valorem taxation of manufactured homes.
Relating to emergency service districts.
Relating to the creation of the Rowlett Pecan Grove Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, and issue bonds.
Relating to the creation of the Rowlett Downtown Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, and issue bonds.
Relating to community land trusts.
Relating to notice by sign requirement for sexually oriented businesses.
Relating to the board of directors of the Greater East End Management District.
Relating to the lease of property or hospital facilities by certain hospital districts.
Relating to repeal of authority for the establishment and operation of the Trans-Texas Corridor and to the operation of vehicles on certain Texas roadways.
Relating to the membership, powers, and duties of the State Preservation Board.
Relating to the liability of a volunteer health care practitioner who conducts a physical examination or medical screening of a student athlete.
Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.
Relating to fishing tournament fraud; providing penalties.
Relating to authorizing counties to finance the acquisition of conservation easements.
Relating to the certification of the state's primary standards of weights and measures.
Relating to the enforcement of subdivision platting requirements in certain counties near the international border of this state.
Relating to authorizing certain border counties and municipalities in those counties to regulate land development; providing a penalty.
Relating to a court order for the possession of or access to a child under three years of age.
Relating to certain state attorneys called into active duty military service.
Relating to reporting to the Texas Judicial Council the election or appointment of certain municipal officers.
Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from a municipal court building security fund.
Relating to the duties and responsibilities of certain county officials and the functions of county government.
Relating to the discretionary transfer from a juvenile court to a criminal court of certain alleged offenses arising out of a single criminal transaction.
Relating to the coordination of rural and small community initiatives.
Relating to the Fannin County Juvenile Board.
Relating to the appointment of bailiffs in certain county criminal courts of Tarrant County.
Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Department of Aging and Disability Services to the Angelina and Neches River Authority.
Relating to county and municipal land development regulations; providing a penalty.
Relating to strategic partnerships for the continuation of certain water districts annexed by a municipality.
Relating to payment by a water control and improvement district for certain damages caused by the district's operation of a sanitary sewer system.
Relating to the election of directors of the Real-Edwards Conservation and Reclamation District.
Relating to the audit report exemption for certain general and special law districts.
Relating to the development of a model individualized education program form by the Texas Education Agency.
Relating to procedures related to the placement of a voter on the suspense list.
Relating to the adoption of voting procedures necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, including changing deadlines for declaration of candidacy and dates for certain elections.
Relating to the monitoring, oversight, and funding of certain public retirement systems.
Relating to contracts between dentists and health maintenance organizations or insurers.
Relating to the adoption by health care facilities of a policy on vaccine preventable diseases; imposing penalties.
Relating to the purpose and duties of the Council on Children and Families.
Relating to a task force for the development of a strategy to reduce child abuse and neglect and improve child welfare.
Relating to training for employees and operators of certain child-care facilities.
Relating to the collection of certain information on a birth certificate.
Relating to the provision of affordable housing in colonias, rural communities, and small municipalities.
Relating to requiring dental support for a child subject to a child support order.
Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.
Relating to the continuation and functions, as applicable, of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas; imposing administrative penalties.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; providing an administrative penalty.
Relating to the regulation of certain shelter day-care facilities, child-care facilities, and individuals providing child-care services, and access to certain criminal history record information; providing an administrative penalty.
Relating to the establishment of a task force to address the relationship between domestic violence and child abuse and neglect.
Relating to the payment of costs associated with certain educational programs of Prairie View A&M University.
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 for the Texas Youth Commission.
Relating to an alcohol awareness component of the science curriculum used in public schools.
Relating to procedures relating to the issuance and renewal of, and certain notice requirements associated with, certain deer permits.
Relating to the date by which a pest management zone or cotton grower may request an extension of the cotton stalk destruction deadline.
Relating to the boundaries of the Ingleside Cove Wildlife Sanctuary.
Relating to oyster beds and shells and an oyster shell recovery and replacement program.
Relating to the operation by the Department of Agriculture of programs for rural economic development and the marketing and promotion of agricultural and other products grown, processed, or produced in this state.
Relating to the issuance of permits for certain facilities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Relating to manufacturers' inclusion of denatonium benzoate in certain products containing ethylene glycol.
Relating to the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; providing penalties.
Relating to energy efficiency programs in institutions of higher education and certain governmental entities.
Relating to energy efficiency reports by municipally owned utilities and electric cooperatives.
Relating to practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.
Relating to certain claims against persons licensed as real estate brokers and salespersons.
Relating to the inspection of portable fire extinguishers.
Relating to organizations that are covered by the Charitable Immunity and Liability Act of 1987.
Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses.
Relating to the sale or delivery of salvia divinorum or Salvinorin A to a child; providing a penalty.
Relating to the punishment for the offense of evading arrest or detention.
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of failure to identify.
Relating to the offense of escape from custody by a person lawfully detained.
Relating to the supervised reentry into the community of certain inmates nearing their date of discharge from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Relating to providing a victim, guardian of a victim, or close relative of a deceased victim with notice of a plea bargain agreement in certain criminal cases.
Relating to the venue for prosecution of certain theft offenses.
Relating to the lawful manufacture, distribution, and possession of and prescriptions for controlled substances under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.
Relating to the registration of peace officers as private security officers.
Relating to the disposal of demolition waste from abandoned or nuisance buildings in certain areas.
Relating to educational and training requirements for certain peace officers on ethical decision making.
Relating to an excavator's duty to notify a notification center before excavating; providing civil and criminal penalties.
Relating to the electronic submission of certain documents to the attorney general and the submission of certain documents by the attorney general; imposing certain fees.
Relating to the exception of certain personal information from required disclosure under the public information law.
Relating to municipal and county budgets on the Internet.
Relating to the authority of the El Paso County Hospital District to employ and commission peace officers.
Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges and from related ordinances, resolutions, and rules.
Relating to the designation of program costs for providing bill payment assistance to certain military veterans as a necessary operating expense that is a first lien against revenue of certain electric and gas utilities' revenue securing certain public securities or obligations.
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.
Relating to the imposition and use of the municipal hotel occupancy tax by certain eligible central municipalities.
Relating to the creation of a cybersecurity, education, and economic development council.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a county hotel occupancy tax and to the rate of the tax.
Relating to the certification of a certified capital company.
Relating to the pro re nata administration of psychoactive medications in certain residential health care facilities.
Relating to minimum training standards for employees of certain child-care facilities.
Relating to the use of a county risk management pool by certain county and district officers instead of the execution of bonds and to the authority of certain counties and intergovernmental pools to require reimbursement for punitive damage coverage.
Relating to ad valorem tax lien transfers.
Relating to the scope and validity of correction instruments in the conveyance of real property.
Relating to the authority of the El Paso County Hospital District to appoint, contract for, or employ physicians, dentists, and other health care providers.
Relating to a study of the fiscal impact of adjusting the amount of the ad valorem tax exemption to which disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of disabled veterans and certain members of the armed forces are entitled.
Relating to unclaimed property.
Relating to procedures in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship and the operation of the child protective services and foster care systems.
Relating to the repeal of the certification process for personnel service owners and the regulation of personnel services.
Relating to the regulation of providers, administrators, and sellers of service contracts and identity recovery service contracts; providing penalties.
Relating to the regulation of residential appliance installation, including pool-related electrical devices, under the Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Act.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain employees of fire protection sprinkler system contractors; providing a penalty.
Relating to the practice of certain professions regulated under the Occupations Code.
Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of charter schools; providing administrative penalties.
Relating to the use by insurers of certain standard insurance policy forms for residential property insurance.
Relating to newborn hearing screenings.
Relating to educational requirements for licensing as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.
Relating to certain arrangements to provide care for a child during an investigation of abuse or neglect.
Relating to the dispensing of pharmaceuticals with an aesthetic purpose by physicians and therapeutic optometrists.
Relating to the imposition by certain municipalities and municipal transit departments of the local sales and use tax in certain federal military installations.
Relating to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account to provide funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain county service fees and court costs imposed to fund the account.
Relating to reports concerning and the reporting of the use of certain funds by community supervision and corrections departments and to the preparation of commitment reduction plans by those departments.
Relating to the creation of the offense of electronic transmission of certain visual material depicting a minor and to certain educational programs concerning the prevention and awareness of that offense.
Relating to the transmission of records regarding over-the-counter sales of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and norpseudoephedrine and a person's civil liability for certain acts arising from the sale of those products.
Relating to exempting persons who are convicted of certain sexual offenses from registering as a sex offender in this state.
Relating to the automatic expunction of arrest records and files after an individual receives a pardon or a grant of certain other relief with respect to the offense for which the individual was arrested.
Relating to certain information provided by local workforce development boards regarding certain child-care providers.
Relating to the classification, use, and regulation of electric energy storage equipment or facilities.
Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of the Texas Real Estate Commission; making an appropriation.
Relating to smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in residential rental units.
Relating to energy efficiency goals and programs and the participation of loads in certain energy markets.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of air conditioning and refrigeration contractors and contracting companies; providing penalties.
Relating to certain violations of and offenses under The Securities Act; providing penalties.
Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations.
Relating to license renewals by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Relating to transparency and propagation of information regarding personal automobile and residential property insurance rates, policies, and complaints.
Relating to the exemption of certain retirement accounts from access by creditors.
Relating to certain extensions of credit to consumers.
Relating to the regulation of barbers and cosmetologists.
Relating to the water rights permits issued to the Texas Water Development Board for the Allens Creek Reservoir.
Relating to the disposal of low-level radioactive waste at the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact waste disposal facility.
Relating to the establishment of a task force to study the assessments of children in the child welfare system.
Relating to the promotion of efficiencies in and the administration of certain county services and functions.
Relating to contributions to the fund for veterans' assistance.
Relating to certain unclaimed property of veterans and veterans' families.
Relating to the establishment of the College Credit for Heroes program.
Relating to authorizing the adjutant general to operate post exchanges on state military property.
Relating to the occupational licensing of spouses of members of the military.
Relating to the use of the fund for veterans' assistance.
Relating to the Texas Code of Military Justice.
Relating to public notice and forums concerning finalists for the position of superintendent of a school district.
Relating to reporting student enrollment in tech-prep programs and evaluating tech-prep consortia.
Relating to information regarding deceased registered voters.
Relating to alternative dispute resolution systems established by counties.
Relating to the use of bingo proceeds by licensed authorized organizations, including the use of proceeds to provide health insurance or health insurance benefits to certain employees.
Relating to the administration and business affairs of public institutions of higher education.
Relating to developing a developmental education plan for students entering public institutions of higher education.
Relating to fair treatment of all providers of instructional materials to students enrolled at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship program.
Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education and other obsolete provisions of law.
Relating to the creation of the Rio de Vida Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
Relating to differential pay and benefits for certain officers and employees of emergency services districts who are members of the armed forces.
Relating to categories of information presumed to be public and certain exceptions from required disclosure under the public information law.
Relating to allowing a governmental body to redact certain personal information under the public information law without the necessity of requesting a decision from the attorney general and the calculation of certain deadlines under the public information law.
Relating to the exception from required public disclosure of certain records of an appraisal district.
Relating to transportation, lodging, and meals offered to and accepted by public servants.
Relating to the application requirements for a local project permit.
Relating to certain evidence in a prosecution of fraud or theft involving Medicaid or Medicare benefits and to certain criminal procedures involving offenses in general.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to certain family members of a person who dies while serving in the United States armed forces.
Relating to the criminal penalty for the discarding of certain burning materials.
Relating to the designation of State Highway 20 as a historic highway.
Relating to the designation of the Irving Diamond Interchange.
Relating to the designation of certain highways as part of the Purple Heart Trail.
Relating to the designation of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail as a historic highway.
Relating to determination of the validity and enforceability of a contract containing an arbitration agreement in suits for dissolution of marriage and certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
Relating to the creation and financing of the Lakeway Regional Medical Center Defined Area in Travis County Water Control and Improvement District No. 17; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
Relating to disciplinary action taken against public school students on the basis of serious and persistent misbehavior.
Relating to notice required in connection with possessory liens on motor vehicles.
Relating to critical incident stress management and crisis response services.
Relating to an approval process for substitution of certain career and technology courses for mathematics and science courses otherwise required under the recommended and advanced high school programs.
Relating to the designated doctor's examination under the workers' compensation system.
Relating to health organizations certified by the Texas Medical Board under Subchapter A, Chapter 162, Occupations Code.
Relating to confidentiality of Class C misdemeanor records related to the conviction of a child.
Relating to state energy policy and the planning of energy development and utilization.
Relating to notice of acceptance or rejection of an insurance claim.
Relating to the registration with the Texas Department of Insurance of certain contract examiners.
Relating to insurer receivership.
Relating to shareholder standing after mergers.
Relating to the redemption and impoundment of estrays.
Relating to the regulation of dangerous wild animals.
Relating to the repeal of certain laws regulating the registration of animal tattoo marks with the Department of Public Safety.
Relating to the regulation of exotic aquatic species by the Parks and Wildlife Department; providing penalties.
Relating to the possession of fish in the tidal water of this state.
Relating to the sale or transportation of certain desert plants; providing a penalty.
Relating to the employment of physicians and other staff by certain municipal hospital authorities.
Relating to the applicability of certain restrictions on the location and operation of concrete crushing facilities.
Relating to the authority of the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in relation to establishing water and sewer utility rates.
Relating to the consolidation of more than one water or sewer system under a single tariff by an investor-owned utility.
Relating to the mining and reclamation of certain land previously affected by surface coal mining operations.
Relating to the use of proceeds of bonds and other financial security filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas by certain persons under the jurisdiction of the commission and deposited in the oil-field cleanup fund.
Relating to tree mitigation fees imposed by municipalities.
Relating to rules adopted and reporting required under the school district college credit program.
Relating to electronic reporting by certain state entities and to the review of continual report requirements.
Relating to insurer restrictions regarding repair of a motor vehicle covered under an insurance policy.
Relating to the waiver and release of a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien or payment bond claim.