Regular Order of Business for 5/27/2011



May 27, 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.

SJR 12 Patrick/ et al.

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.

SJR 40 (CS)Lucio/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a county to regulate land development if approved by a majority vote in a countywide election.


(Second Reading)

SCR 20 (LC)Fraser/ et al.

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

SCR 41 (LC)Hinojosa

Designating the red drum as the official State Saltwater Fish of Texas.


(Third Reading)

SB 726 (CS)Rodriguez/ et al.

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.

SB 1485 (CS)West

Relating to the authority of a school district to implement a school bus monitoring system that records images, including images of vehicles that pass a stopped school bus; providing for the imposition of penalties.


(Second Reading)

SB 445 Eltife

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

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 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 355 (CS)Ellis/ et al.

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

SB 1436 (LC)Van de Putte/ et al.

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

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 786 (LC)Harris

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

SB 353 (LC)Birdwell

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

SB 534 (LC)Davis

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

SB 949 (CS)Ellis/ et al.

Relating to the first day of instruction in certain school districts that provide additional days of instruction financed with local funds.

SB 644 (CS)Hegar

Relating to the continuation and operation of the Texas Department of Insurance and the operation of certain insurance programs; imposing administrative penalties.

SB 815 (LC)Lucio

Relating to the funding of port security, facility projects, and port studies.

SB 648 Whitmire/ Hegar

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

SB 413 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the purchasing and contracting authority of counties.

SB 1476 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the minimum continuing legal education requirements for an attorney employed in the executive branch of state government.

SB 908 Fraser

Relating to requirements for businesses that offer plastic checkout bags to customers.

SB 654 (CS)Whitmire/ Hegar

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Public Finance Authority.

SB 935 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the method of delivery of certain notices sent by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 922 (LC)Deuell/ et al.

Relating to the designation of a segment of State Highway 243 in Van Zandt County as the Veterans Memorial Parkway.

SB 732 Nichols

Relating to the prohibition of certain regulations by a municipality in its extraterritorial jurisdiction involving trees and vegetation.

SB 565 (CS)Hegar/ et al.

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.

SB 354 (CS)Wentworth/ Birdwell/ Carona/ Deuell/ Eltife/ et al.

Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

SB 897 (LC)Hegar

Relating to fishing tournament fraud; providing penalties.

SB 1607 (LC)Carona

Relating to the duties and responsibilities of certain county officials and the functions of county government.

SB 1363 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to county and municipal land development regulations; providing a penalty.

SB 1050 West

Relating to the collection of certain information on a birth certificate.

SB 825 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the provision of affordable housing in colonias, rural communities, and small municipalities.

SB 1171 (LC)Carona

Relating to practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.

SB 976 Hinojosa

Relating to the supervised reentry into the community of certain inmates nearing their date of discharge from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

SB 1676 (LC)Ellis

Relating to educational and training requirements for certain peace officers on ethical decision making.

SB 1535 Watson

Relating to unclaimed property.

SB 1748 (CS)Gallegos

Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain employees of fire protection sprinkler system contractors; providing a penalty.

SB 1088 (CS)Rodriguez

Relating to the imposition by certain municipalities and municipal transit departments of the local sales and use tax in certain federal military installations.

SB 1099 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in residential rental units.

SB 1509 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to license renewals by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 1862 (CS)Davis/ West

Relating to certain extensions of credit to consumers.

SB 1435 (LC)Lucio

Relating to the possession of fish in the tidal water of this state.

SB 1741 (LC)Fraser

Relating to tree mitigation fees imposed by municipalities.

SB 1332 (CS)Deuell

Relating to the waiver and release of a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien or payment bond claim.

SB 1565 (CS)Ellis/ Eltife

Relating to encouraging public participation by citizens by protecting a person's right to petition, right of free speech, and right of association from meritless lawsuits arising from actions taken in furtherance of those rights.

SB 1401 (CS)Williams

Relating to the organization, governance, duties, and functions of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

SB 723 Williams

Relating to the proof of an applicant's identity and age required for the issuance of a marriage license.

SB 1592 (LC)Wentworth

Relating to the expiration of a county burn ban.

SB 1648 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a system health center by a university system.

SB 1555 Rodriguez

Relating to the investment of the permanent university fund and other funds under the management and control of the board of regents of The University of Texas System.

SB 641 (CS) (LC)Seliger/ et al.

Relating to the calculation of interest on certain ad valorem tax refunds.

SB 12 (CS)Shapiro/ Davis/ Duncan/ Patrick/ West

Relating to the flexibility of the board of trustees of a school district in the management and operation of public schools in the district.

SB 1376 Shapiro

Relating to prohibiting the sale and use of certain radar interference devices; creating an offense.

SB 1463 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the processing fee charged for a dishonored payment device.

SB 1902 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the Riverbend Water Resources District.

SB 1102 (CS)Wentworth

Relating to the establishment and operation of a motor-bus-only lane pilot program in certain counties.

SB 1022 (LC)Rodriguez/ et al.

Relating to the graduate medical training requirements for certain foreign medical school graduates applying for a license to practice medicine in this state.

SB 848 (CS)Patrick

Relating to ambulatory surgical centers and to the provision of services at those centers by certain designated physician groups.

SB 1483 (CS)Shapiro

Relating to the state virtual school network and virtual high schools.

SB 1536 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to retirement under public retirement systems for employees of certain municipalities.

SB 22 (CS)Shapiro

Relating to public school finance and prekindergarten programs.

SB 1823 (CS)Patrick/ Hinojosa

Relating to guaranteed student loans and alternative education loans.

SB 1348 (CS)Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to higher education curriculum review teams to review public school curriculum standards for college readiness purposes.

SB 972 Hinojosa

Relating to the taking of a defendant's bail bond by county jailers.

SB 1491 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the creation of the Terrell County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

SB 1190 (CS) (LC)Gallegos

Relating to the appeal of an indefinite suspension of a municipal firefighter.

SB 451 Ellis

Relating to death benefits for eligible survivors of certain Texas National Guard members.

SB 1621 Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to establishing veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education.

SB 931 (CS) (LC)Williams

Relating to the determination of incompetency in criminal cases.

SB 665 Hinojosa/ Hegar

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

SB 1571 (CS)Watson

Relating to information subject to the public information law.

SB 1908 Lucio

Relating to the authority of a general-law municipality to annex territory receiving water and sewer services from a municipal utility district.

SB 712 Hegar

Relating to the administration of the universal service fund.

SB 849 (CS) (LC)Duncan

Relating to certain election practices and procedures.

SB 196 Wentworth

Relating to the reapportionment of congressional districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission.

SB 1763 (CS)Rodriguez

Relating to transferring adult education and literacy programs to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from the Texas Education Agency.

SB 1448 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to consent for treatment for chemical dependency in a treatment facility and required training for the facility's intake personnel.

SB 1854 (CS)Deuell

Relating to the women's health program.

SB 709 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the use of certain professional titles by psychologists.

SB 1666 Duncan

Relating to the authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to invest in hedge funds.

SB 1771 Williams

Relating to the provision of information by tax officials related to ad valorem tax rates.

SB 1440 (CS) (LC)Ellis

Relating to the requirement to prepay ad valorem taxes as a prerequisite to determining certain motions or protests and the authority of an appraisal review board to determine compliance with the requirement.

SB 1309 (CS)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to rate adjustments by gas utilities.

SB 891 (CS)Carona

Relating to certain investments in certain Texas businesses by insurance companies and related organizations.

SB 1503 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to procedures regarding certain criminal defendants who are or may be persons with mental illness or mental retardation.

SB 1713 (CS) (LC)Whitmire

Relating to compensation under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act for forensic medical examinations performed with respect to victims of family violence.

SB 1871 (CS)Davis/ et al.

Relating to a contracted services program for certain students with a severe pervasive developmental disorder or a severe intellectual disability.

SB 1756 (CS) (LC)Uresti

Relating to the substitution by a pharmacist of certain opioid analgesic drugs.

SB 677 (CS)Gallegos

Relating to the enforcement of the public information law; providing for the imposition of a civil penalty.

SB 1790 (CS)Patrick

Relating to distributing or prescribing abortion-inducing drugs; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 513 (CS)Ellis/ et al.

Relating to the accommodation of pedestrians, bicyclists, persons with disabilities, children, senior citizens, users of public transportation, movers of commercial goods, and motorists on streets and highways.

SB 1813 (CS)Zaffirini

Relating to the applicability of the Education Code to Head Start programs and the authority of the commissioner of education to make a certain determination regarding those programs.


(Calendar Order)


(Second Reading)

HB 5 Kolkhorst/ Creighton/ Zerwas/ Schwertner/ Bonnen/ et al. SP: Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the Interstate Health Care Compact.

HB 1633 Bonnen/ et al. SP: Huffman

Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror.

HB 3179 (LC)Farias/ Fletcher/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Sheffield SP: Davis

Relating to contributions to the fund for veterans' assistance.

HB 273 (CS)Zerwas/ Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Patrick

Relating to creation of a study committee for the Interstate Health Care Compact.

HB 1854 (LC)Rodriguez, Eddie/ Naishtat/ Dukes SP: Uresti

Relating to certain arrangements to provide care for a child during an investigation of abuse or neglect.

HB 1403 Rodriguez, Eddie SP: Deuell

Relating to eligibility to participate in the low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement program.

HB 365 Turner/ Bohac SP: Ellis

Relating to the use of eminent domain authority by certain municipalities to take abandoned multi-family rental buildings.

HB 2040 (LC)Hamilton SP: Williams

Relating to critical incident stress management and crisis response services.

HB 3207 (LC)Davis, Yvonne SP: Nelson

Relating to the establishment and operation of perpetual care cemeteries by certain organized religious societies and sects in certain populous municipalities.

HB 1355 (LC)Orr/ Smithee/ Vo SP: Harris

Relating to title insurance coverage for minerals and surface damage resulting from mineral extraction and development.

HB 1580 (LC)Brown SP: Carona

Relating to the training and certification of state agency employees or contractors performing service work on pressure vessels.

HB 602 (LC)Farrar/ et al. SP: Lucio/ et al.

Relating to authorizing certain brewers and manufacturers to conduct tours of their premises after which beer or ale is provided to ultimate consumers for off-premises consumption.

HB 2982 (LC)Orr SP: Carona

Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas.

HB 1776 Lozano/ Hancock/ Munoz, Jr./ Sheffield/ Creighton SP: Carona

Relating to contracts between dentists and health maintenance organizations or insurers.

HB 2899 (LC)Hartnett SP: Harris

Relating to decedents' estates.

HB 831 (LC)Craddick SP: Fraser

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

HB 3346 Burnam/ Hartnett/ Christian/ Zedler/ Aliseda SP: Whitmire

Relating to certain information available to the public on a central database containing information about sex offenders.

HB 3689 (CS) (LC)Oliveira SP: Lucio

Relating to The University of Texas at Brownsville, including its partnership agreement with the Texas Southmost College District.

HB 3116 (CS) (LC)Gonzales, Veronica SP: Lucio

Relating to the execution of deeds conveying residential real estate in connection with certain transactions involving residential real estate.

HB 3696 Gallego SP: Uresti

Relating to concurrent state and federal jurisdiction over units of the national park system in this state.

HB 2190 (LC)Elkins SP: Huffman

Relating to the deadlines by which provisional ballots must be processed and the state canvass must be conducted for certain elections.

HB 13 (CS)Kolkhorst/ King, Susan/ Truitt/ Zerwas SP: Nelson

Relating to the Medicaid program and alternate methods of providing health services to low-income persons in this state.

HB 12 Solomons/ Bohac/ Harless/ et al. SP: Williams/ et al.

Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities.

HB 2771 (LC)Smith, Wayne SP: Ellis

Relating to the purchasing powers and duties of a navigation district or port authority.

HB 2595 Isaac/ et al. SP: Van de Putte

Relating to the electronic submission and recording of documents associated with voting by mail.

HB 230 (CS) (LC)Phillips SP: Gallegos

Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to regulate the location of halfway houses; providing a penalty.

HB 1604 (CS) (LC)Guillen/ Raymond SP: Lucio

Relating to the regulation of land development, including county building code standards for new residential construction, and sales in certain counties and municipalities; providing penalties.

HB 2316 (CS) (LC)Coleman SP: West

Relating to county powers, duties, and services, including the powers and duties of certain districts, and the authorization of certain health care programs and studies.

HB 1683 Fletcher SP: Williams

Relating to parking placards for vehicles of persons with disabilities.

HB 1937 Simpson/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Menendez/ Kolkhorst/ Chisum/ et al. SP: Patrick/ et al.

Relating to prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression by the intrusive touching of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation; providing penalties.

HB 1601 (LC)Price/ Gallego/ Carter/ Burkett/ Geren/ et al. SP: Huffman

Relating to consecutive sentences for certain offenses involving injury to a child, an elderly individual, or a disabled individual and arising out of the same criminal episode.

HB 1053 Patrick, Diane SP: Gallegos

Relating to the tuition exemption offered by public institutions of higher education to firefighters enrolled in certain courses.

HB 927 (CS) (LC)Harper-Brown/ Burkett/ Anderson, Rodney/ et al. SP: Hegar

Relating to the punishment for the offense of indecent exposure.

HB 125 (CS)Legler/ Chisum/ Callegari/ et al. SP: Jackson

Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.


(Second Reading)

HCR 117 (LC)Parker SP: Nelson

Designating Roanoke as the Unique Dining Capital of Texas.

HCR 50 Creighton/ Taylor, Larry/ Gonzales, Larry/ Bonnen/ Hilderbran/ et al. SP: Patrick

Affirming the pride of all Texans in both our one and indivisible national union and our one and indivisible state, claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist from certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.