REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
May 27, 2011
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 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.
Designating the red drum as the official State Saltwater Fish of Texas.
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 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.
Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.
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 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 the designation of State Highway 121 in Tarrant and Johnson Counties as the Chisholm Trail Parkway.
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 funding of port security, facility projects, and port studies.
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 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 the continuation and functions of the Texas Public Finance Authority.
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 prohibition of certain regulations by a municipality in its extraterritorial jurisdiction involving trees and vegetation.
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 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 the duties and responsibilities of certain county officials and the functions of county government.
Relating to county and municipal land development regulations; providing a penalty.
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 practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.
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 educational and training requirements for certain peace officers on ethical decision making.
Relating to unclaimed property.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain employees of fire protection sprinkler system contractors; providing a penalty.
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 smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in residential rental units.
Relating to license renewals by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Relating to certain extensions of credit to consumers.
Relating to the possession of fish in the tidal water of this state.
Relating to tree mitigation fees imposed by municipalities.
Relating to the waiver and release of a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien or payment bond claim.
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.
Relating to the organization, governance, duties, and functions of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
Relating to the proof of an applicant's identity and age required for the issuance of a marriage license.
Relating to the expiration of a county burn ban.
Relating to the establishment of a system health center by a university system.
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.
Relating to the calculation of interest on certain ad valorem tax refunds.
Relating to the flexibility of the board of trustees of a school district in the management and operation of public schools in the district.
Relating to prohibiting the sale and use of certain radar interference devices; creating an offense.
Relating to the processing fee charged for a dishonored payment device.
Relating to the Riverbend Water Resources District.
Relating to the establishment and operation of a motor-bus-only lane pilot program in certain counties.
Relating to the graduate medical training requirements for certain foreign medical school graduates applying for a license to practice medicine in this state.
Relating to ambulatory surgical centers and to the provision of services at those centers by certain designated physician groups.
Relating to the state virtual school network and virtual high schools.
Relating to retirement under public retirement systems for employees of certain municipalities.
Relating to public school finance and prekindergarten programs.
Relating to guaranteed student loans and alternative education loans.
Relating to higher education curriculum review teams to review public school curriculum standards for college readiness purposes.
Relating to the taking of a defendant's bail bond by county jailers.
Relating to the creation of the Terrell County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
Relating to the appeal of an indefinite suspension of a municipal firefighter.
Relating to death benefits for eligible survivors of certain Texas National Guard members.
Relating to establishing veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education.
Relating to the determination of incompetency in criminal cases.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Relating to information subject to the public information law.
Relating to the authority of a general-law municipality to annex territory receiving water and sewer services from a municipal utility district.
Relating to the administration of the universal service fund.
Relating to certain election practices and procedures.
Relating to the reapportionment of congressional districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission.
Relating to transferring adult education and literacy programs to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from the Texas Education Agency.
Relating to consent for treatment for chemical dependency in a treatment facility and required training for the facility's intake personnel.
Relating to the women's health program.
Relating to the use of certain professional titles by psychologists.
Relating to the authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to invest in hedge funds.
Relating to the provision of information by tax officials related to ad valorem tax rates.
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.
Relating to rate adjustments by gas utilities.
Relating to certain investments in certain Texas businesses by insurance companies and related organizations.
Relating to procedures regarding certain criminal defendants who are or may be persons with mental illness or mental retardation.
Relating to compensation under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act for forensic medical examinations performed with respect to victims of family violence.
Relating to a contracted services program for certain students with a severe pervasive developmental disorder or a severe intellectual disability.
Relating to the substitution by a pharmacist of certain opioid analgesic drugs.
Relating to the enforcement of the public information law; providing for the imposition of a civil penalty.
Relating to distributing or prescribing abortion-inducing drugs; providing an administrative penalty.
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.
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.
Relating to the Interstate Health Care Compact.
Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror.
Relating to contributions to the fund for veterans' assistance.
Relating to creation of a study committee for the Interstate Health Care Compact.
Relating to certain arrangements to provide care for a child during an investigation of abuse or neglect.
Relating to eligibility to participate in the low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement program.
Relating to the use of eminent domain authority by certain municipalities to take abandoned multi-family rental buildings.
Relating to critical incident stress management and crisis response services.
Relating to the establishment and operation of perpetual care cemeteries by certain organized religious societies and sects in certain populous municipalities.
Relating to title insurance coverage for minerals and surface damage resulting from mineral extraction and development.
Relating to the training and certification of state agency employees or contractors performing service work on pressure vessels.
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.
Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas.
Relating to contracts between dentists and health maintenance organizations or insurers.
Relating to decedents' estates.
Relating to the authority of certain local governmental entities to borrow money for a public hospital.
Relating to certain information available to the public on a central database containing information about sex offenders.
Relating to The University of Texas at Brownsville, including its partnership agreement with the Texas Southmost College District.
Relating to the execution of deeds conveying residential real estate in connection with certain transactions involving residential real estate.
Relating to concurrent state and federal jurisdiction over units of the national park system in this state.
Relating to the deadlines by which provisional ballots must be processed and the state canvass must be conducted for certain elections.
Relating to the Medicaid program and alternate methods of providing health services to low-income persons in this state.
Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities.
Relating to the purchasing powers and duties of a navigation district or port authority.
Relating to the electronic submission and recording of documents associated with voting by mail.
Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to regulate the location of halfway houses; providing a penalty.
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.
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.
Relating to parking placards for vehicles of persons with disabilities.
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.
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.
Relating to the tuition exemption offered by public institutions of higher education to firefighters enrolled in certain courses.
Relating to the punishment for the offense of indecent exposure.
Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
Designating Roanoke as the Unique Dining Capital of Texas.
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.