Senate Floor Action for 3/23/2011

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Wednesday

March 23, 2011




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


SJR 9 West

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant a pardon to a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision.


SB 24 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte/ Birdwell/ Carona/ Davis/ Deuell/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution, punishment, and certain criminal and civil consequences of offenses involving or related to the trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of those offenses.


SB 144 (LC)West

Relating to allowing a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision to be eligible for a pardon.


SB 181 (CS)Shapiro/ Seliger/ Watson/ et al.

Relating to the calculation and reporting of water usage by municipalities and water utilities for state water planning and other purposes.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 248 (CS) (LC)Estes

Relating to the regulation of public grain warehouse operators.


SB 329 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the sale, recovery, and recycling of certain television equipment; providing administrative penalties.


SB 390 (LC)Hegar/ et al.

Relating to the continuing issuance of freshwater fishing stamps by the Parks and Wildlife Department.


SB 524 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the issuance of certain permits for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles.


SB 801 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the authority of the seawall commission in Matagorda County to build and maintain recreational facilities near the seawall.


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 132 Ogden

Recognizing March 23, 2011, as Hutto Day at the State Capitol.


SR 564 West

Recognizing March 20 through 26, 2011, as Early College High School Week.


SR 573 Duncan

Recognizing March 21 through 25, 2011, as Texas Retired Teachers Week.


SR 615 Seliger

Recognizing March 23, 2011, as Salad Day at the State Capitol.


The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.


Committee referral on the following:


SB 846 Patrick

Relating to the scope of practice of advanced practice nurses at certain sites serving medically underserved populations.

Finance


SB 858 Van de Putte

Relating to the regulation of the practice of dental hygiene.

Finance


SB 891 Carona

Relating to certain investments by insurance companies and related organizations.

Economic Development


SB 961 Uresti

Relating to the authority of physicians and physician assistants to form certain entities.

State Affairs


SB 1056 Carona

Relating to regulation of the practice of therapeutic optometry.

Finance


SB 1143 Uresti

Relating to the regulation of orthotists and prosthetists.

Finance


SB 1260 Ellis

Relating to licensing of advanced practice registered nurses and the authority of those nurses to prescribe and order prescription drugs.

Finance


SB 1264 Uresti

Relating to the practice of podiatry.

Finance


SB 1319 Lucio

Relating to home loans that are not federally related mortgage loans; providing civil penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 1320 Lucio

Relating to deceptive trade practices in connection with executing and filing deeds in lieu of foreclosure.

Business & Commerce


SB 1500 Watson

Relating to liability for the death of a pet.

State Affairs


SB 1541 Watson

Relating to the inclusion of certain emissions reduction projects or activities in the cost of a transportation project of a regional mobility authority.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1542 Watson

Relating to a limited waiver of sovereign immunity for state and local governmental entities in certain employment lawsuits filed by nurses.

State Affairs


SB 1543 Wentworth

Relating to the authority of independent school districts to invest in corporate bonds.

Education


SB 1544 Patrick

Relating to a determination on granting assault leave to a certified educator where there has been a juvenile or criminal conviction.

Education


SB 1545 Patrick

Relating to the liability of a volunteer health care practitioner who conducts a physical examination or medical screening of a student athlete.

State Affairs


SB 1546 Patrick

Relating to scheduling property tax appeal hearings and legal fees for judicial appeals.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1547 Patrick

Relating to the foreclosure of certain property associations' assessment liens.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1548 Patrick

Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system and to an offense involving the release of a DNA sample to an unauthorized recipient.

Criminal Justice


SB 1549 Rodriguez/ Ellis

Relating to the eligibility of and requirements applicable to certain persons for supplemental nutrition assistance.

Health & Human Services


SB 1550 Rodriguez

Relating to the use of seclusion by community centers.

Health & Human Services


SB 1551 Rodriguez

Relating to missing children and missing persons; providing a criminal penalty.

Jurisprudence


SB 1552 Rodriguez

Relating to reimbursement for certain emergency services provided to persons enrolled in the Medicaid managed care program.

Health & Human Services


SB 1553 Rodriguez

Relating to criminal history record information checks of employees of residential dwelling projects, including employees of public housing authorities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1554 Rodriguez

Relating to the designation of certain municipal housing authority employees as peace officers.

Criminal Justice


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.

Higher Education


SB 1556 Rodriguez

Relating to requirements for reapportionment of congressional districts.

Redistricting, Select


SB 1557 Carona

Relating to the establishment of the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium.

Education


SB 1558 Carona

Relating to change order approval requirements for certain political subdivisions of the state.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1559 Carona

Relating to requirements for certain arrangements or agreements of certain regional transportation authorities.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1560 Ellis

Relating to liability of certain local emergency management or homeland security organizations.

State Affairs


SB 1561 Davis

Relating to state agency purchasing.

State Affairs


SB 1562 Williams

Relating to the designation of a segment of Texas State Highway 75 as the 75th Ranger Regiment Highway.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1563 West

Relating to the methodology for the certification of funds to support satisfactory performance on certain state assessments.

Education


SB 1564 West

Relating to developmental education courses and the assessment of student readiness under the Texas Success Initiative for public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1565 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.

State Affairs


SB 1566 Uresti

Relating to the licensure of anesthesiologist assistants; providing penalties.

Finance


SB 1567 Uresti

Relating to the threshold amount at which public utilities are required to report a transaction.

Business & Commerce


SB 1568 Estes

Relating to shareholder standing after mergers.

Business & Commerce


SB 1569 Estes

Relating to the remediation of underground storage tanks and the fee on delivery of certain petroleum products.

Natural Resources


SB 1570 Estes

Relating to the sale of surplus leased land by a governmental entity to a private party.

State Affairs


SB 1571 Watson

Relating to information subject to the public information law.

Open Government, Select


SB 1572 Watson

Relating to intelligence data standards and protected personal information.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1573 Watson

Relating to emergency services districts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1574 Watson

Relating to the use of money in a tax increment fund to pay costs related to public improvements used for social services programs that promote the development or redevelopment of a reinvestment zone.

Economic Development


SB 1575 Watson

Relating to authorizing certain brewers and manufacturers to sell beer and ale to ultimate consumers.

Business & Commerce


SB 1576 Ellis

Relating to requirements related to the reporting of emissions events by certain regulated entities under the Clean Air Act.

Natural Resources


SB 1577 Ellis

Relating to the hotel occupancy tax on the price paid for a hotel room.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1578 Williams

Relating to the addition of a county to a freight rail district.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1579 Ogden

Relating to state fiscal matters related to general government.

Finance


SB 1580 Ogden

Relating to state fiscal matters related to health and human services and state agencies administering health and human services programs.

Finance


SB 1581 Ogden

Relating to state fiscal matters related to public and higher education.

Finance


SB 1582 Ogden

Relating to state fiscal matters related to the judiciary.

Finance


SB 1583 Ogden

Relating to state fiscal matters related to law enforcement and criminal justice.

Finance


SB 1584 Ogden

Relating to state fiscal matters related to natural resources and the environment.

Finance


SB 1585 Ogden

Relating to state fiscal matters regarding business and economic development.

Finance


SB 1586 Ogden

Relating to state fiscal matters related to certain regulatory agencies.

Finance


SB 1587 Ogden

Relating to the remittance and allocation of certain taxes and fees.

Finance


SB 1588 Ogden

Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts in the state treasury, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.

Finance


SB 1589 Ogden

Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.

Finance


SB 1590 Ogden/ et al.

Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act.

Finance


SB 1591 Duncan

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

Natural Resources


SB 1592 Wentworth

Relating to the expiration of a county burn ban.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1593 Wentworth

Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence obtained solely as the direct result of a request for emergency medical services for an overdose.

Criminal Justice


SB 1594 Wentworth

Relating to offers of settlement in civil cases.

State Affairs


SB 1595 Wentworth

Relating to species-protection programs for the Edwards Aquifer, the Guadalupe River Basin, the San Antonio River Basin, and the San Antonio Bay and estuary system; imposing a tax.

Natural Resources


SB 1596 Wentworth

Relating to changes in participation in public utility agencies.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1597 Wentworth

Relating to competitive bid requirements for public utility agencies that award construction contracts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1598 Carona

Relating to the inspection of portable fire extinguishers.

Business & Commerce


SB 1599 Carona

Relating to the requirements for an insurance adjuster license.

Business & Commerce


SB 1600 Whitmire

Relating to the registration of peace officers as private security officers.

Criminal Justice


SB 1601 Seliger

Relating to the licensing and regulation of chiropractors.

Finance


SB 1602 Seliger

Relating to the exemption from the sales and use tax for certain agricultural items.

Finance


SB 1603 Seliger

Relating to the basis for apportioning annual per capita payments from the available school fund.

Education


SB 1604 Seliger

Relating to weight limits on a vehicle loaded with certain agricultural products.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1605 Seliger

Relating to the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.

Natural Resources


SB 1606 Seliger

Relating to reporting requirements regarding groundwater withdrawals for water wells.

Natural Resources


SB 1607 Carona

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

Jurisprudence


SB 1608 Carona

Relating to operating a motor vehicle without a driver's license; creating an offense.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1609 Carona

Relating to fees charged for the management and preservation of the county clerk's records.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1610 Lucio/ Williams

Relating to seat belt requirements for certain vehicles.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1611 Wentworth

Relating to the funding of projects in the boundaries of an intermunicipal commuter rail district.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1612 Ogden

Relating to the monitoring, oversight, and funding of certain public retirement systems.

State Affairs


SB 1613 Ogden

Relating to public meetings and information disclosure exemptions for public power utilities.

Open Government, Select


SB 1614 Van de Putte

Relating to payment of and disclosures related to certain ambulatory surgical center charges.

State Affairs


SB 1615 West

Relating to the creation of the offense of electronic transmission of certain visual material depicting a minor.

Criminal Justice


SB 1616 West

Relating to the collection, storage, preservation, retrieval, and destruction of biological evidence.

Criminal Justice


SB 1617 Harris

Relating to the discretionary transfer from a juvenile court to a criminal court of certain alleged offenses arising out of a single criminal transaction.

Jurisprudence


SB 1618 Seliger

Relating to electronic reporting by certain state entities and to the review of continual report requirements.

Government Organization


SB 1619 Duncan

Relating to the calculation of average daily attendance for a public school student participating in the college credit program.

Education


SB 1620 Duncan

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.

Education


SB 1621 Van de Putte

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

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1622 Van de Putte

Relating to a secondary-level English language learners' program for public school students of limited English proficiency.

Education


SB 1623 Van de Putte

Relating to transfer of a student of limited English proficiency out of a public school bilingual education or special language program.

Education


SB 1624 Hegar

Relating to Prairie View A&M University's eligibility to participate in the research development fund.

Higher Education


SB 1625 Hegar

Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and operation of the Edwards Aquifer Authority.

Natural Resources


SB 1626 Hegar

Relating to the punishment for criminal mischief involving cattle, horses, and exotic livestock.

Criminal Justice


SB 1627 Hegar

Relating to creation and administration of a program to provide grants for certain elementary and secondary students for academic achievement.

Education


SB 1628 Birdwell

Relating to the population of a county required to operate a juvenile justice alternative education program.

Jurisprudence


SB 1629 Birdwell

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

Natural Resources


SB 1630 Birdwell

Relating to the regulation of residential appliance installation under the Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Act.

Business & Commerce


SB 1631 Birdwell

Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1632 Birdwell

Relating to certain do-not-resuscitate orders and advance directives; providing penalties.

State Affairs


SB 1633 Davis

Relating to the adoption of rules by the Railroad Commission of Texas regulating the exploration for and production of natural gas in the unincorporated areas of certain counties.

Natural Resources


SB 1634 Davis

Relating to the sealing of the records of juveniles who are the victims of human trafficking and have been adjudicated to have engaged in certain delinquent conduct.

Criminal Justice


SB 1635 Davis

Relating to contributions to the fund for veterans' assistance.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1636 Davis

Relating to the collection, analysis, and preservation of sexual assault or DNA evidence.

Criminal Justice


SB 1637 Davis

Relating to assisting foster children in obtaining and understanding the child's credit report.

Health & Human Services


SB 1638 Davis

Relating to the exception of certain personal information from required disclosure under the public information law.

Open Government, Select


SB 1639 Davis

Relating to certain exceptions and permits granted by the Railroad Commission.

Natural Resources


SB 1640 Davis

Relating to payment by the Benbrook Water Authority for certain damages caused by the authority's operation of a sanitary sewer system.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1641 Davis

Relating to the location for conducting certain hearings of the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Natural Resources


SB 1642 Davis

Relating to transferring primary authority for the adoption of the public school curriculum and textbooks from the State Board of Education to the commissioner of education.

Education


SB 1643 Uresti

Relating to mandatory dismissal deadlines and extended jurisdiction in suits affecting the parent child relationship to which the Department of Family and Protective Services is a party.

Jurisprudence


SB 1644 Uresti

Relating to the prescription of tamper-resistant opioid analgesic drugs; providing an administrative penalty.

Health & Human Services


SB 1645 Uresti

Relating to the authority to create and operate a defense base management authority.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1646 Uresti

Relating to the powers and duties of a defense base management authority.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1647 Uresti

Relating to the payment of ad valorem taxes on mineral interests held by an entity other than the owner.

Finance


SB 1648 Watson

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

Higher Education


SB 1649 Watson

Relating to a grant program to support the prosecution of certain crimes.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1650 Watson

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1651 Watson

Relating to comprehensive development agreements of the Texas Department of Transportation that include the financing, design, and construction of a project.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1652 Watson

Relating to the implementation of new technology and new processes for the purposes of budget transparency, fiscal responsibility, and open government.

Finance


SB 1653 Watson

Relating to the format of the general appropriations bill.

Finance


SB 1654 Watson/ Harris

Relating to local government authority to develop public infrastructure and facilities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1655 Watson/ et al.

Relating to the transparency and propagation of information regarding personal automobile and residential property insurance rates, policies, and complaints.

Business & Commerce


SB 1656 Watson

Relating to prohibition on certain underwriting and rating actions based on consumer inquiries.

Business & Commerce


SB 1657 Hinojosa

Relating to claims for and distribution of unclaimed land grant mineral proceeds.

Finance


SB 1658 Hinojosa

Relating to the membership and duties of, and the investigations conducted by, the Texas Forensic Science Commission, the administrative attachment of the Texas Forensic Science Commission to the Department of Public Safety, and the accreditation of criminal laboratories by the Department of Public Safety.

Criminal Justice


SB 1659 Lucio

Relating to the provision of water and certain equipment by water supply or sewer service corporations for use in fire suppression and the liability of those corporations.

Natural Resources


SB 1660 Lucio

Relating to certain unclaimed property of veterans and veterans' families.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1661 Duncan

Relating to health organizations certified by the Texas Medical Board under Subchapter A, Chapter 162, Occupations Code.

State Affairs


SB 1662 West

Relating to the payment of certain costs associated with certain educational programs of Prairie View A&M University.

Higher Education


SB 1663 Ellis

Relating to the repeal of state sales tax and franchise tax refunds for certain ad valorem tax payers.

Finance


SB 1664 Duncan

Relating to the powers and duties of and benefits available under the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1665 Duncan

Relating to the expiration of certain investment authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1666 Duncan

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

State Affairs


SB 1667 Duncan

Relating to the administration of and benefits payable by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and to certain domestic relations orders.

State Affairs


SB 1668 Duncan

Relating to purchase of service credit in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1669 Duncan

Relating to the resumption of service by retirees under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1670 Duncan

Relating to the definition of "school year" for purposes of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1671 Duncan

Relating to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1672 Ellis

Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a library at Texas Southern University.

Finance


SB 1673 Gallegos

Relating to the composition of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the disposition of certain fees collected by the commission.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1674 Gallegos

Relating to the composition of the board of directors of certain tax increment financing reinvestment zones.

Economic Development


SB 1675 Duncan

Relating to the inclusion in the results of an election of ballots that were mistakenly not counted.

State Affairs


SB 1676 Ellis

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

Criminal Justice


SB 1677 Ellis

Relating to court costs imposed on conviction and deposited to the municipal court building security fund.

Jurisprudence


SB 1678 Ellis

Relating to court costs imposed on conviction and deposited to the municipal court technology fund.

Jurisprudence


SB 1679 Ellis

Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business in awarding certain municipal contracts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1680 Ellis

Relating to certain evidence in a prosecution of fraud or theft involving Medicaid or Medicare benefits.

Criminal Justice


SB 1681 Ellis

Relating to the appointment of counsel and the rights of an accused and other requirements for the purposes of appellate proceedings or community supervision revocation proceedings.

Criminal Justice


SB 1682 Ellis

Relating to the creation of managed assigned counsel programs.

Jurisprudence


SB 1683 Ellis

Relating to the eligibility of certain inmates for release on mandatory supervision.

Criminal Justice


SB 1684 Ellis

Relating to procedures applicable to an applicant entitled to habeas corpus under certain circumstances.

Criminal Justice


SB 1685 Ellis

Relating to the time for correcting an application for compensation for wrongful imprisonment that is denied.

State Affairs


SB 1686 Ellis

Relating to group health insurance coverage for persons wrongfully imprisoned.

State Affairs


SB 1687 Ellis

Relating to information on turnover among county jail personnel.

Criminal Justice


SB 1688 Ellis

Relating to the authority of the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case.

Criminal Justice


SB 1689 Duncan

Relating to the process for refusing to renew an organization report for an operator that fails to plug an inactive oil or gas well.

Natural Resources


SB 1690 Lucio

Relating to the consideration of and action on applications for financial assistance for water supply and sewer service projects in economically distressed areas.

S/C on Flooding & Evacuations


SB 1691 Lucio

Relating to the establishment of the rural housing land assemblage program.

International Relations & Trade


SB 1692 Lucio

Relating to municipal and county budgets on the Internet.

Open Government, Select


SB 1693 Carona

Relating to periodic rate adjustments by electric utilities.

Business & Commerce


SB 1694 Williams

Relating to the use of a mobile tracking device without a court order in the course of a criminal investigation.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1695 Williams

Relating to penalties for engaging in organized criminal activity.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1696 Williams

Relating to an automatic license plate reader pilot program.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1697 Williams

Relating to duties and restrictions regarding the special Texas Rangers.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1698 Williams

Relating to reporting on the population of and the housing costs for certain inmates in county jails.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1699 Williams

Relating to authorizing the use of an image verification system to determine whether an applicant for a driver's license or personal identification certificate is a fugitive from justice.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1700 Williams

Relating to checkpoints to ensure the validity of licenses and financial responsibility of vehicle operators.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1701 Williams

Relating to procedures for and evidence that may be presented at a criminal asset forfeiture hearing and to the forfeiture of substitute assets under certain circumstances.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1702 Williams

Relating to the establishment of a task force to enhance the prosecution and tracking of money laundering in this state.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1703 Williams

Relating to the declaration of local disaster.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1704 Shapiro

Relating to educator preparation programs.

Education


SB 1705 Lucio

Relating to temporary housing between academic terms for certain postsecondary students who have been under the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Higher Education


SB 1706 Lucio

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1707 Lucio

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1708 Lucio

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1709 Lucio

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1710 Lucio

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1711 Lucio

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1712 Jackson

Relating to providing notice of foreclosure to certain lien holders.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1713 Whitmire

Relating to the use of the compensation to victims of crime fund to reimburse the reasonable costs of a forensic medical exam for family violence.

Criminal Justice


SB 1714 Duncan

Relating to certain actions against an employer by an employee who is not covered by workers' compensation insurance.

State Affairs


SB 1715 Duncan

Relating to regulation of the management and disposal of certain drinking water treatment residuals through underground injection.

Natural Resources


SB 1716 Duncan

Relating to voidability of contracts procured through barratry and liability arising from conduct constituting barratry; providing a civil penalty.

State Affairs


SB 1717 Duncan

Relating to the operation and administration of the judicial branch of state government.

Jurisprudence


SB 1718 Duncan

Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices.

State Affairs


SB 1719 Williams

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1720 Duncan

Relating to state fiscal matters; creating an offense.

Finance


SB 1721 Duncan

Relating to the exemption from the sales and use tax for tangible personal property or a taxable service that is resold or otherwise transferred.

Finance


SB 1722 Hinojosa

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information pertaining to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Jurisprudence


SB 1723 Zaffirini

Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their spouses and dependent children for under-enrolled undergraduate classes at public institutions of higher education.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1724 Zaffirini

Relating to conditions on the receipt of tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1725 Zaffirini

Relating to a tuition exemption at a four-year public institution of higher education based on a student's academic performance and timely progress toward completion of a baccalaureate degree program.

Higher Education


SB 1726 Zaffirini

Relating to the development of measurable learning outcomes for undergraduate courses at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1727 Zaffirini

Relating to a fixed tuition rate program for certain students who transfer to a state university after completing an associate degree program.

Higher Education


SB 1728 Zaffirini

Relating to a requirement that developmental coursework required for entering undergraduate students at four-year public institutions of higher education be completed at a public junior college.

Higher Education


SB 1729 Zaffirini

Relating to the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship program.

Higher Education


SB 1730 Zaffirini

Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to create a tool to allow prospective students to compare institutions of higher education by certain criteria.

Higher Education


SB 1731 Zaffirini

Relating to requiring public junior colleges to offer an academic associate degree program.

Higher Education


SB 1732 Van de Putte

Relating to authorizing the adjutant general to establish post exchanges on state military property.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1733 Van de Putte

Relating to the occupational licensing of spouses of members of the military.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1734 Van de Putte

Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain Texas military veterans.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1735 Van de Putte

Relating to limited purpose subsidiary life insurance companies.

State Affairs


SB 1736 Van de Putte

Relating to the establishment of the College Credit for Heroes program.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1737 Van de Putte

Relating to the use and accrual of leaves of absence for military training or duty for officers and employees of the state

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1738 Harris

Relating to insurance premium and maintenance taxes, and payment of excess losses of the Windstorm Insurance Association.

Business & Commerce


SB 1739 Davis/ Van de Putte

Relating to the use of the fund for veterans' assistance.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1740 Fraser

Relating to the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

Business & Commerce


SB 1741 Fraser

Relating to tree mitigation fees imposed by municipalities.

Natural Resources


SB 1742 Fraser

Relating to the operation of plug-in electric motor vehicles.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1743 Fraser

Relating to access by members of electric cooperatives to meetings of the boards of directors and certain information of the electric cooperatives.

Business & Commerce


SB 1744 Eltife

Relating to the certification of a certified capital company.

Economic Development


SB 1745 Gallegos

Relating to enforcement by a local government of fire safety standards at certain child-care facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1746 Gallegos

Relating to the conditions of employment for firefighters employed by fire departments created by an interlocal agreement between two or more political subdivisions of this state; providing penalties.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1747 Gallegos

Relating to the conditions of employment for firefighters employed by certain emergency services districts; providing penalties.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1748 Gallegos

Relating to the licensing and regulation of fire protection sprinkler technicians; providing a penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 1749 Uresti

Relating to the admissibility of certain statements made by a child in a juvenile justice or criminal proceeding.

Criminal Justice


SB 1750 Uresti

Relating to a physician's authority to delegate prescribing acts to physician assistants.

Finance


SB 1751 Uresti

Relating to calculation of the net resources of a person ordered to pay child support.

Jurisprudence


SB 1752 Uresti

Relating to confidentiality of Class C misdemeanor records related to the conviction of a child.

Jurisprudence


SB 1753 Duncan

Relating to the designation of the San Angelo State Supported Living Center as a forensic state supported living center.

Health & Human Services


SB 1754 Van de Putte

Relating to the closed formulary for workers' compensation pharmaceutical benefits.

State Affairs


SB 1755 Van de Putte

Relating to the issuance of Distinguished Service Medal specialty license plates.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1756 Uresti

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

Health & Human Services


SB 1757 Uresti

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property used by a charitable organization that promotes the academic development of boys or girls under the age of 18 years.

Finance


SB 1758 Lucio

Relating to the provision of affordable housing in this state.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1759 Lucio

Relating to the application process for single family housing loans offered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1760 Lucio

Relating to notice of water and wastewater requirements before certain sales of certain residential properties.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1761 Hinojosa

Relating to the name, organization, and powers of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority of Nueces County, Texas.

International Relations & Trade


SB 1762 Hinojosa

Relating to state financing of public transportation.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1763 Rodriguez

Relating to the transfer of adult education and literacy programs from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Higher Education


SB 1764 Rodriguez

Relating to workers'compensation supplemental income benefits.

State Affairs


SB 1765 Rodriguez

Relating to rest breaks for employees of certain contractors with a governmental entity.

Business & Commerce


SB 1766 Rodriguez

Relating to the Texas Code of Military Justice.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1767 Rodriguez

Relating to the appointment of the board of managers of the El Paso County Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1768 Williams

Relating to recovery of uncompensated hospital care costs.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1769 Rodriguez

Relating to the maintenance by certain hospitals of records regarding certain uncompensated care costs.

Health & Human Services


SB 1770 Williams

Relating to contracts between advanced practice registered nurses and health maintenance organizations, preferred provider benefit plans or other insurers.

State Affairs


SB 1771 Williams

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

Finance


SB 1772 Williams

Relating to computation of the volume of components blended with taxable diesel for the exemption from motor fuels tax.

Finance


SB 1773 Williams

Relating to the pilot program authorizing a property owner to appeal to the State Office of Administrative Hearings certain appraisal review board determinations.

Finance


SB 1774 Williams

Relating to the procedure for the adoption of an ad valorem tax rate.

Finance


SB 1777 Williams

Relating to the composition and appointment of the board of directors of a corporation to which the board of regents of The University of Texas System delegates investment authority for the permanent university fund or other funds under the control of the board of regents.

Higher Education


SB 1778 Williams

Relating to the creation and administration of a grant program to reward eligible students at elementary and secondary schools for continuing academic progress.

Finance


SB 1779 Williams

Relating to reports and complaints filed with and notices provided by the Texas Ethics Commission.

State Affairs


SB 1780 Williams

Relating to delivering, dispensing or distributing a controlled substance; creating a penalty.

Criminal Justice


SB 1781 Whitmire

Relating to the conditions for release on bond of a defendant charged with certain intoxication offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 1782 Ellis

Relating to regulation of health benefit plan issuers in this state.

State Affairs


SB 1783 Ellis

Relating to a warning notice posted outside of certain buildings that permit smoking; providing a penalty.

Health & Human Services


SB 1784 Huffman

Relating to workers' compensation insurance coverage for certain workplaces; providing administrative penalties.

State Affairs


SB 1785 Patrick

Relating to the creation of the Texas Department of Health Professions to regulate certain health professions, the transfer of certain powers and duties to the department, and the abolishment of certain state agencies and other licensing entities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1786 Patrick

Relating to the coverage by health benefit plans of expenses or procedures that violate certain religious convictions.

State Affairs


SB 1787 Patrick

Relating to the information provided by a peace officer before requesting a specimen to determine intoxication.

Criminal Justice


SB 1788 Patrick

Relating to the development of a model individualized education program form by the Texas Education Agency.

Education


SB 1789 Patrick

Relating to platting requirements affecting subdivision golf courses in certain counties.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1790 Patrick

Relating to distributing or prescribing abortion-inducing drugs; providing penalties.

Health & Human Services


SB 1791 Patrick

Relating to requiring certain state retirees from the elected class to contribute toward the cost of health insurance.

State Affairs


SB 1792 Patrick

Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants affecting residential homes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1793 Patrick

Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow recreational use of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases.

State Affairs


SB 1794 Gallegos

Relating to the employment of physicians by hospital districts.

State Affairs


SB 1795 Gallegos

Relating to the authority of certain local governmental entities in certain populous counties to appoint, contract for, or employ physicians.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1796 Van de Putte/ Rodriguez

Relating to the creation of the Texas Veterans Council.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1797 Ellis

Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

Business & Commerce


SB 1798 West

Relating to a presumption that certain retailers are engaged in business in this state for the purpose of the use tax.

Finance


SB 1799 West

Relating to the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; authorizing the issuance of bonds.

Higher Education


SB 1800 Seliger

Relating to the enforcement of the requirements regarding plugging of inactive oil or gas wells.

Natural Resources


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