Senate Floor Action for 3/22/2011

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Tuesday

March 22, 2011




The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:


SB 240 (LC)Huffman/ et al.

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


SB 313 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to priority groundwater management areas.


SB 411 Estes

Relating to the amount of wine certain wineries may sell directly to consumers.


SB 461 (LC)Williams

Relating to the design and issuance of license plates for United States paratroopers.


SB 493 (LC)Fraser

Relating to the idling of motor vehicles.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 576 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to reports filed with the comptroller regarding certain alcoholic beverage sales; providing a penalty.


SB 777 (LC)Williams

Relating to re-creating the scholarship trust fund for fifth-year accounting students as a trust fund outside the state treasury.


SB 832 Rodriguez/ et al.

Relating to voter eligibility and registration in El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1.


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 481 Ogden

In memory of Val Shepperd of Austin.


SR 515 Ogden

Commending the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University on the occasion of its centennial anniversary.


SR 537 Wentworth

Commending Ray Benson, on being named the 2011 Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference.


Committee referral on the following:


SJR 39 Lucio

Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the authorization of certain general obligation bonds or notes to provide financial assistance to counties for roadway projects to serve colonias.

Finance


SJR 40 Lucio/ et al.

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

International Relations & Trade


SJR 41 Hinojosa

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 24 months or less.

State Affairs


SJR 42 Ogden

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit the Texas Transportation Commission, subject to legislative review and approval, to designate the area adjacent to a state highway project as a transportation finance zone and authorizing the revenue from the state sales and use taxes imposed in the zone to be deposited in a revolving fund and used to repay financial assistance provided from the fund for certain purposes.

Finance


SJR 43 Rodriguez

Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish certain principles and procedures for the drawing of congressional districts.

Redistricting, Select


SJR 44 Ellis

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case.

Criminal Justice


SJR 45 Duncan

Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices.

State Affairs


SB 1326 Watson

Relating to procedures applicable to adoption of the public school curriculum by the State Board of Education.

Education


SB 1327 Watson

Relating to the confidentiality of information obtained by a compliance office of an institution of higher education.

Open Government, Select


SB 1328 Watson

Relating to optional dispute resolution methods for school districts and parents of students seeking or receiving special education services.

Education


SB 1329 Watson

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of online harassment.

Criminal Justice


SB 1330 Watson

Relating to the driver safety courses for individuals under the age of 25 and to the driving course requirements for those individuals when receiving deferred adjudication of certain traffic offenses.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1331 Watson

Relating to criminal offenses regarding the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by a minor and providing alcoholic beverages to a minor.

Criminal Justice


SB 1332 Deuell

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

Business & Commerce


SB 1333 Deuell

Relating to a supplemental payment for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the unfunded actuarial liabilities allowed under that system.

State Affairs


SB 1334 Deuell

Relating to the dismissal of complaints against property tax professionals.

Finance


SB 1335 Deuell

Relating to certification requirements for certain property tax professionals.

Finance


SB 1336 Van de Putte

Relating to charitable immunity of a licensed marriage and family therapist.

State Affairs


SB 1337 Van de Putte

Relating to the operation and regulation of certain consolidated insurance programs; providing administrative penalties.

State Affairs


SB 1338 Eltife

Relating to the membership, powers, and duties of the State Preservation Board.

Administration


SB 1339 West

Relating to the authority of advanced practice registered nurses to make medical diagnoses and to prescribe and order prescription drugs and devices.

Finance


SB 1340 Carona

Relating to the creation of the Energy Efficiency Council and to statewide energy efficiency; providing penalties.

Natural Resources


SB 1341 Seliger

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.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1342 Seliger

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.

State Affairs


SB 1343 Eltife

Relating to archeological cemeteries.

Administration


SB 1344 Davis

Relating to the dedication of certain unclaimed state lottery prize money to support education.

Finance


SB 1345 Davis

Relating to the crediting of appropriated funds from the collection of taxes imposed on the sale of sporting goods.

Finance


SB 1346 Davis

Relating to the deposit of fees for oversize and overweight vehicle permits in the state highway fund.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1347 Van de Putte

Relating to the exclusion of certain flow-through funds by qualified courier and logistics companies in determining total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax.

Finance


SB 1348 Van de Putte

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

Higher Education


SB 1349 Van de Putte

Relating to a requirement that a person hold a license issued by the appropriate state agency to be employed as a marriage and family therapist by a school district.

Education


SB 1350 Watson

Relating to land excluded from the Hill Country Priority Groundwater Management Area.

Natural Resources


SB 1351 Watson

Relating to the civil service status of emergency medical services personnel in certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1352 Watson

Relating to the powers of certain hospital districts regarding district properties and facilities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1353 Eltife/ Deuell/ Fraser/ Huffman/ Nichols/ et al.

Relating to certain claims against persons licensed as real estate brokers and salespersons.

Business & Commerce


SB 1354 Carona/ Rodriguez

Relating to the regulation of off-premise signs in the unincorporated area of a county.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1355 Duncan

Relating to allowing for countywide polling places as an alternative election system.

State Affairs


SB 1356 Estes

Relating to the repeal of certain laws regulating the registration of animal tattoo marks with the Department of Public Safety.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 1357 Estes

Relating to the redemption and impoundment of estrays.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 1358 Lucio

Relating to electronically transmitting a warrant for emergency detention.

Criminal Justice


SB 1359 Harris

Relating to the DNA database at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

Criminal Justice


SB 1360 Harris

Relating to the treatment of tick-borne diseases.

Health & Human Services


SB 1361 Estes

Relating to the audit report exemption for districts created pursuant to the Water Code.

Natural Resources


SB 1362 Lucio

Relating to county building code standards for new residential construction; providing a penalty.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1363 Lucio

Relating to authorizing certain counties and municipalities to regulate land development; providing a penalty.

International Relations & Trade


SB 1364 Lucio

Relating to authorizing certain border counties and municipalities in those counties to regulate land development; providing a penalty.

International Relations & Trade


SB 1365 Ellis/ Gallegos/ Hegar/ Huffman/ Nichols/ et al.

Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund.

Higher Education


SB 1366 West

Relating to the prosecution and registration of, and regulation concerning, sex offenders in this state.

Criminal Justice


SB 1367 West

Relating to the publication of a list of certain residential property claimed without record title.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1368 West

Relating to the authority of a co-owner of residential property to encumber the property.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1369 West

Relating to the boundaries and financing of a public improvement district.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1370 West

Relating to meetings and records of and certain information provided by or concerning a property owners' association.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1371 Carona

Relating to the regulation of the towing, booting, and storage of vehicles.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1372 Carona

Relating to the renewal of electrical sign apprentice licenses.

Business & Commerce


SB 1373 Carona

Relating to the regulation of manufactured housing.

Business & Commerce


SB 1374 Carona

Relating to the regulation of weather modification operations.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1375 Estes

Relating to who may participate in certain local option elections to prohibit or authorize the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Business & Commerce


SB 1376 Shapiro

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1377 Lucio

Relating to the amount of certain general obligation bonds authorized to be issued to provide financial assistance for colonia access roadway projects to serve border colonias.

Finance


SB 1378 Nichols

Relating to the authority of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribe to commission peace officers.

Criminal Justice


SB 1379 Whitmire

Relating to a deferred retirement option for certain members of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1380 Ellis

Relating to designating October as Disability History and Awareness Month.

Administration


SB 1381 Ellis

Relating to the requirement that certain mammography reports contain information regarding supplemental breast cancer screening.

Health & Human Services


SB 1382 Wentworth

Relating to limitations on awards in an adjudication brought against a local governmental entity for breach of contract.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1383 Shapiro/ Patrick

Relating to an appraisal and professional development system for public school principals.

Education


SB 1384 Lucio

Relating to the interest rate on a refund of ad valorem taxes made following the final determination of an appeal that decreases a property owner's tax liability.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1385 Lucio

Relating to the authority of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district or the collector for a taxing unit to waive penalties for failing to file certain documents.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1386 Lucio

Relating to the refusal to register motor vehicles by a county assessor-collector or the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1387 Gallegos

Relating to the composition of the governing body of certain regional planning commissions.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1388 Gallegos

Relating to certain prohibited dealings between a wholesaler and retailer of alcoholic beverages.

Business & Commerce


SB 1389 Gallegos

Relating to safety training for employees of certain contractors with a governmental entity.

State Affairs


SB 1390 Gallegos

Relating to the eligibility of the Texas ChalleNGe Academy to receive Foundation School Program funding.

Education


SB 1391 Gallegos

Relating to refinancing low-rate home loans involving natural disaster recovery funds.

S/C on Flooding & Evacuations


SB 1392 Lucio/ et al.

Relating to authorizing counties and municipalities to regulate land development; providing a penalty.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1393 Seliger

Relating to the use of contracts by local governments to purchase electricity.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1394 Williams

Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to approve safety standards for high-speed rail; authorizing a fee.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1395 Williams

Relating to the administration, financing, and use of the State Infrastructure Bank.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1396 Patrick

Relating to measures to increase cost efficiency at public institutions of higher education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, including the elimination of certain reporting and other requirements imposed on institutions or the coordinating board.

Higher Education


SB 1397 Patrick

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

State Affairs


SB 1398 Patrick

Relating to verification of precinct and ballot styles during the public testing of direct recording electronic voting machine systems.

State Affairs


SB 1399 Patrick

Relating to the regulation of foundation repair contractors; providing a penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 1400 Patrick

Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations.

Business & Commerce


SB 1401 Williams

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1402 Williams

Relating to motor vehicles; providing penalties.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1403 Seliger

Relating to the administration to public school students in certain grades of state-administered assessment instruments.

Education


SB 1404 Hinojosa

Relating to the deadline for filing a suit to compel an appraisal review board to change an appraisal roll.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1405 Hinojosa

Relating to the right of a person exempt from registration as a property tax consultant who files a protest with the appraisal review board on behalf of a property owner to receive notices from the board regarding the property subject to the protest.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1406 Hinojosa

Relating to county regulation of property maintenance; imposing a penalty.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1407 Lucio

Relating to importation and shipment of alcoholic beverages for personal consumption.

Business & Commerce


SB 1408 Lucio

Relating to the administrative fee on the importation of certain alcoholic beverages for personal consumption.

Business & Commerce


SB 1409 Lucio

Relating to importation and shipment of alcoholic beverages for personal consumption.

Business & Commerce


SB 1410 Duncan

Relating to reporting student enrollment in tech-prep programs and evaluating tech-prep consortia.

Education


SB 1411 Hegar

Relating to exemptions from the sales tax for certain firearms, hunting equipment, ammunition, and firearm or hunting accessories for a limited period.

Finance


SB 1412 Hegar

Relating to the permitting of certain small commercial development sewage collection, treatment, and disposal systems as on-site sewage disposal systems.

Natural Resources


SB 1413 Hegar

Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a county hotel occupancy tax and to the rate of the tax.

Economic Development


SB 1414 Duncan

Relating to sexual abuse and child molestation training for volunteers and employees of certain programs for minors held on campuses of institutions of higher education; providing penalties.

Higher Education


SB 1415 Williams

Relating to the suitability of certain annuity transactions.

State Affairs


SB 1416 Hinojosa

Relating to the creation of the offense of possession, manufacture, transportation, repair, or sale of a tire deflation device; providing criminal penalties.

Criminal Justice


SB 1417 Hinojosa

Relating to the limitation of liability of certain landowners.

State Affairs


SB 1418 Hinojosa

Relating to filling certain vacancies on the governing body of certain home-rule municipalities.

State Affairs


SB 1419 Hinojosa

Relating to the establishment by the Texas Forensic Science Commission of a DNA laboratory audit program.

Criminal Justice


SB 1420 Hinojosa/ Hegar/ Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; providing penalties.

Government Organization


SB 1421 Nelson

Relating to the awarding of grants provided by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Open Government, Select


SB 1422 Nelson

Relating to coordinated county transportation authorities; creating an offense.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1423 Van de Putte

Relating to adding certain synthetic compounds to Penalty Group 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

Criminal Justice


SB 1424 Wentworth

Relating to the issuance of cease and desist orders by the Texas Medical Board.

Health & Human Services


SB 1425 Wentworth

Relating to certain deposits in a construction account.

Business & Commerce


SB 1426 West

Relating to the notice given a juvenile concerning the sealing of the juvenile's records in a juvenile adjudication.

Criminal Justice


SB 1427 West

Relating to eligibility to file for compensation by persons wrongfully imprisoned.

State Affairs


SB 1428 Ogden

Relating to authorizing the designation of an area adjacent to a state highway project as a transportation finance zone, and authorizing the revenue from the state sales and use taxes imposed in the zone to be deposited in a revolving fund and used to repay financial assistance provided from the fund for highway projects.

Finance


SB 1429 Hinojosa

Relating to regulating certain persons that generate or transport scrap tires; providing a civil penalty.

Natural Resources


SB 1430 Duncan

Relating to the regulation of certain exclusive provider benefit plans.

State Affairs


SB 1431 Carona

Relating to the functions of insurance holding company systems.

Business & Commerce


SB 1432 Carona

Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and to the resolution of certain disputes concerning claims made to that association.

Business & Commerce


SB 1433 Carona

Relating to insurer receivership.

Business & Commerce


SB 1434 Carona

Relating to certain low-income weatherization programs.

Business & Commerce


SB 1435 Lucio

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

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 1437 Van de Putte

Relating to the administration of certain immunizations or vaccinations by a pharmacist.

Health & Human Services


SB 1438 Van de Putte

Relating to the program for impaired pharmacists and disciplinary proceedings conducted by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

Health & Human Services


SB 1439 Van de Putte

Relating to a criminal defendant's incompetency to stand trial, to certain related time credits, and to the maximum period allowed for restoration of the defendant to competency.

Criminal Justice


SB 1440 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.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1441 Ellis

Relating to the correction of an ad valorem tax appraisal roll.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1442 Shapiro

Relating to the application requirements for a local project permit.

Open Government, Select


SB 1443 Zaffirini

Relating to the mailing of notices, decisions, and reports by the Texas Ethics Commission.

State Affairs


SB 1444 Zaffirini

Relating to the amount of a tuition equalization grant.

Higher Education


SB 1445 Zaffirini

Relating to the contents of reports of political contributions and expenditures.

State Affairs


SB 1446 Zaffirini

Relating to modifications of eligibility criteria, processes, and systems used in certain state benefits programs designed to improve efficiency.

Health & Human Services


SB 1447 Zaffirini

Relating to the regulation of chemical dependency counselors.

Health & Human Services


SB 1448 Zaffirini

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

Health & Human Services


SB 1449 Zaffirini

Relating to an alternative method of satisfying certain licensing and program participation requirements for chemical dependency treatment facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1450 Zaffirini

Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers; providing a criminal penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 1451 Zaffirini

Relating to direct campaign expenditures by corporations and labor organizations.

State Affairs


SB 1452 Zaffirini

Relating to unannounced on-site surveys of Home and Community-based Services provider homes.

Health & Human Services


SB 1453 Lucio

Relating to the authority of a pharmacist to accelerate refills.

Health & Human Services


SB 1454 Lucio

Relating to the membership and duties of the interagency obesity council.

Health & Human Services


SB 1455 Carona

Relating to the protection of trade secrets.

Business & Commerce


SB 1456 Carona

Relating to the reasonable relation of qualified transactions to particular jurisdictions.

Business & Commerce


SB 1457 Harris

Relating to administrative procedures for title insurance hearings, licensing, and enforcement.

Business & Commerce


SB 1458 Harris

Relating to a study regarding the reenactment of the franchise tax credit for research and development expenditures.

Finance


SB 1459 Harris

Relating to prohibiting certain private transfer fees and the preservation of private real property rights; providing penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 1460 Harris

Relating to energy savings performance contracts.

Government Organization


SB 1461 Lucio

Relating to the creation of the disaster reconstruction coordination office within the governor's office; creating the disaster contingency account.

International Relations & Trade


SB 1462 Lucio

Relating to the enforcement of subdivision platting requirements in certain counties near the international border of this state.

International Relations & Trade


SB 1463 Hinojosa

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

Business & Commerce


SB 1464 Williams

Relating to transferring certain functions of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1465 Williams

Relating to the administration of certain housing and energy assistance programs.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1466 Lucio

Relating to the powers and duties of the Vehicle and Watercraft Crime Prevention Authority and to the creation of the vehicle and watercraft crime prevention account.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1467 Lucio

Relating to the assessment, collection, and distribution of a county or municipal occupation tax on certain coin-operated machines.

State Affairs


SB 1468 Lucio

Relating to the eligibility of persons to participate in the public sale of certain real property and the purchase of that property; providing a penalty.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1469 Lucio

Relating to the authority of the board of trustees to set rates for certain municipal utility systems.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1470 Lucio

Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 77/83 and State Highway 4 as Jaime Zapata Memorial Boulevard.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1471 Hinojosa

Relating to land reclamation projects using tires.

Natural Resources


SB 1472 Shapiro

Relating to the coordinated dissemination of online information regarding the operation and performance of certain for-profit educational entities.

Economic Development


SB 1473 Hinojosa

Relating to the expunction of records and files relating to a person's arrest.

Criminal Justice


SB 1474 Gallegos

Relating to the grievance procedure for firefighters and police officers in certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1475 Shapiro

Relating to environmental and public health protections regarding smelter facilities at which lead-acid battery recycling activities are conducted.

Natural Resources


SB 1476 Hegar

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

Jurisprudence


SB 1477 Hegar

Relating to differential pay and benefits for certain employees of emergency services districts who are members of the military.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1478 Hegar

Relating to permit review timelines of the surface mining and reclamation division of the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Natural Resources


SB 1479 Hegar

Relating to the coordination of uranium mining permitting activities by the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources


SB 1480 Hegar

Relating to the regulation of exotic aquatic species by the Parks and Wildlife Department; providing penalties.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 1481 Seliger

Relating to allowing driver education courses to be delivered by course providers.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1482 Wentworth

Relating to the priority of ad valorem tax liens and certain security interests.

Business & Commerce


SB 1483 Shapiro

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

Education


SB 1484 Shapiro

Relating to authorizing open-enrollment charter schools to be awarded academic distinction designations.

Education


SB 1485 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.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1486 West

Relating to requirements regarding public school accountability.

Education


SB 1487 West

Relating to the regulation of career schools and colleges and requiring the Texas Workforce Commission to submit a report to the legislature.

Economic Development


SB 1488 West

Relating to the purchasing and contracting practices of junior college districts; providing criminal penalties.

Higher Education


SB 1489 Whitmire

Relating to jurisdiction for the offenses of truancy and failure to attend school.

Jurisprudence


SB 1490 Uresti

Relating to the recording of proceedings and the issuance of a warrant to take physical custody of a child in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; creating an offense.

Jurisprudence


SB 1491 Uresti

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

Natural Resources


SB 1492 Uresti

Relating to the election of directors of the Real-Edwards Conservation and Reclamation District.

Natural Resources


SB 1493 Uresti

Relating to the qualifications of directors of a defense base management authority.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1494 Uresti

Relating to reporting to the Texas Judicial Council the election or appointment of certain municipal officers.

Jurisprudence


SB 1495 Uresti

Relating to payment of out-of-network ambulatory surgery benefits by certain health benefit plans.

State Affairs


SB 1496 Uresti

Relating to scope and validity of correction instruments in the conveyance of real property.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1497 Shapiro

Relating to certain responsibilities of education research centers and to a joint advisory board for education research centers.

Higher Education


SB 1498 Watson

Relating to idling the diesel engine of a school bus while the bus is parked at a public school or in a school crossing zone.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1499 Watson

Relating to advancement of college readiness in the public school curriculum through evaluations and recommendations of vertical teams composed of faculty members of institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1501 Watson

Relating to energy and efficiency conservation programs administered by the Texas Public Utility Commission.

Business & Commerce


SB 1502 West

Relating to changing the composition of a board of a property owners' association in certain circumstances.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1503 Huffman

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

Criminal Justice


SB 1504 Seliger/ Hinojosa

Relating to the disposal of nonparty compact low-level radioactive waste at the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact waste disposal facility.

Natural Resources


SB 1505 Uresti

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of a real property interest in oil or gas in place.

Finance


SB 1506 Uresti

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of a real property interest in oil and gas in place.

Finance


SB 1507 Ellis

Relating to the collection of certain foreclosure data by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1508 Ellis

Relating to the right of certain debtors to elect to mediate a dispute before the debt is accelerated or a contract lien on real property is foreclosed; providing civil penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 1509 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 1510 West

Relating to creation of the Texas Health Insurance Connector.

State Affairs


SB 1511 West

Relating to the preparation, certification and working conditions of educators.

Education


SB 1512 Deuell

Relating to fees for process server certification.

Jurisprudence


SB 1513 Deuell

Relating to sign regulations applicable to certain signs in an area annexed by the municipality.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1514 Deuell

Relating to the creation of municipal courts of record in the city of Mesquite.

Jurisprudence


SB 1515 Deuell/ Van de Putte

Relating to motor vehicle inspections that employ remote sensing equipment.

Natural Resources


SB 1516 Deuell

Relating to the collection of artifacts from public waterways.

Natural Resources


SB 1517 Van de Putte

Relating to the sterilization of dogs and cats; providing a penalty.

State Affairs


SB 1518 Eltife

Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Historical Commission; imposing a penalty.

Administration


SB 1519 Uresti

Relating to the definition of tangible personal property.

Finance


SB 1520 Uresti

Relating to the consideration of applications for permits for certain commercial solid waste processing or treatment facilities.

Natural Resources


SB 1521 Uresti

Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from a municipal court building security fund

Jurisprudence


SB 1522 Hinojosa

Relating to the entering of a plea in a criminal case by a defendant confined in a penal institution.

Criminal Justice


SB 1523 Hinojosa

Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

State Affairs


SB 1524 Hinojosa

Relating to the payment and distribution of consumer assistance funds in an action by the attorney general.

Finance


SB 1525 Hinojosa

Relating to the district court records archive fee.

Jurisprudence


SB 1526 Hinojosa

Relating to discovery in a criminal case.

Criminal Justice


SB 1527 Hinojosa

Relating to the monitoring of compliance with low-income and moderate-income housing ad valorem tax exemptions.

Finance


SB 1528 Hinojosa

Relating to taxation of property owned or controlled by a public facility corporation.

Finance


SB 1529 Hinojosa

Relating to the date by which law enforcement agencies must report arrests to the Department of Public Safety.

Criminal Justice


SB 1530 Hinojosa

Relating to procedures for certain persons charged with certain new offenses or an administrative violation of a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or to mandatory supervision.

Criminal Justice


SB 1531 Hinojosa

Relating to the amount of a surcharge assessed on conviction of certain offenses relating to the operating of a motor vehicle while intoxicated against the driver's license of persons who complete an alcohol or drug treatment program.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1532 Hinojosa

Relating to a photograph on a personal identification certificate, driver's license, or commercial driver's license.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1533 Hinojosa

Relating to restrictions on school districts making available to students food containing industrially produced trans fat.

Education


SB 1534 Shapiro

Relating to the operation and certification of career schools or colleges.

Economic Development


SB 1535 Watson

Relating to unclaimed property.

Finance


SB 1536 Watson

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

State Affairs


SB 1537 Watson

Relating to the fiscal note associated with certain proposed state agency rules.

Finance


SB 1538 Watson

Relating to the abolition of the Texas Facilities Commission and the transfer of its duties to the General Land Office.

Finance


SB 1539 Watson

Relating to the goal of installing additional capacity for generating renewable energy.

Natural Resources


SB 1540 Watson

Relating to the size of paper supplies and filing cabinets that may be purchased by the legislature and legislative agencies.

Administration


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