Senate Floor Action for 5/25/2011

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Wednesday

May 25, 2011




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


HB 4 (CS)Pitts/ Aycock/ Darby/ Zerwas/ Otto/ et al. SP: Ogden

Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.

3 Floor Amendments


HB 51 (CS)Lucio III/ Cook/ et al. SP: Hinojosa

Relating to energy efficiency standards for certain buildings and to high-performance design, construction, and renovation standards for certain buildings and facilities of institutions of higher education.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 242 (LC)Craddick/ Torres SP: Hegar

Relating to the authority of certain retired peace officers to carry certain firearms.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 290 (CS) (LC)Jackson, Jim/ Anchia/ Weber/ Gallego SP: Nelson

Relating to the punishment for the offense of employment harmful to children.


HB 351 (CS)Veasey SP: West

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

1 Floor Amendment


HB 550 (LC)Dutton SP: Jackson

Relating to an exemption to the requirement for a fishing license for residents of a certain age.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 737 Otto SP: Williams

Relating to the East Montgomery County Improvement District.


HB 1199 (CS)Gallego SP: Davis

Relating to the penalty for certain intoxication offenses.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1206 (CS)Guillen SP: Zaffirini

Relating to training for members of governing boards of public junior college districts.


HB 1376 (LC)Bohac SP: Ellis

Relating to the definition of a junked vehicle for purposes of abatement of a public nuisance.


HB 1560 (CS)Scott SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the enterprise zone program.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1646 (CS) (LC)Gallego SP: Ellis

Relating to representation of certain applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty.


HB 1940 (CS) (LC)Perry SP: Huffman

Relating to certain matters affecting the supervision of persons released from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and to certain hearings conducted concerning persons released from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.


HB 1960 Deshotel/ Ritter/ et al. SP: Jackson

Relating to the regulation of boat manufacturers, distributors, and dealers; providing a civil penalty.


HB 2133 Solomons SP: Fraser

Relating to the Public Utility Commission of Texas' authority to disgorge revenue obtained as a result of certain violations; providing an administrative penalty.


HB 2327 (CS)McClendon SP: Wentworth

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

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2337 (CS) (LC)Gallego SP: Uresti

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


HB 2338 (LC)Paxton/ Cain/ Zedler SP: Birdwell

Relating to the posting on the Internet by the county assessor-collector of information regarding ad valorem tax rates.


HB 2643 (CS) (LC)Hamilton SP: Watson

Relating to safety standards for elevators, escalators, and related equipment.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 2728 (CS)Thompson/ Guillen SP: Van de Putte

Relating to the operation and regulation of charitable bingo.


HB 2853 (LC)Davis, John/ Miles/ Reynolds/ Sheets/ Anderson, Rodney/ et al. SP: Jackson

Relating to tax increment financing.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 2857 (CS)Gallego SP: Uresti

Relating to regulation of outdoor lighting in certain areas; providing a criminal penalty and for injunctive relief.


HB 2910 (CS) (LC)Branch/ Dukes SP: Zaffirini

Relating to agreements between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and certain organizations for increasing degree completion rates.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2994 (LC)Miles SP: Estes

Relating to the creation, operation, and funding of the urban farm microenterprise support program.


HB 2996 Miles SP: Estes

Relating to the creation of the Texas Urban Agricultural Innovation Authority.


HB 2997 Miles SP: Estes

Relating to the creation and funding of the urban farming pilot program and the creation of the Select Committee on Urban Farming.


HB 3025 (CS)Branch/ Guillen/ Lozano SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the filing of a degree plan by undergraduate students at public institutions of higher education.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 3079 (LC)Darby SP: Deuell

Relating to dealer agreements regarding the purchase and sale of certain equipment or machinery used for agricultural, construction, industrial, mining, outdoor power, forestry, and landscaping purposes.


HB 3246 (CS) (LC)Elkins SP: West

Relating to public improvement districts designated by a municipality or county.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 3328 Keffer/ Crownover/ Burnam/ Parker/ Strama/ et al. SP: Fraser/ et al.

Relating to the disclosure of the composition of hydraulic fracturing fluids used in hydraulic fracturing treatments.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 3462 (LC)Margo/ Pickett/ Marquez/ Gonzalez, Naomi SP: Rodriguez

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


HB 3708 (CS)Hochberg SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the Early High School Graduation Scholarship program and to the funding of certain exemptions from tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education from savings attributable to the program.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 3841 Martinez, "Mando" SP: Lucio

Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 907 in Hidalgo County as Rudy Villarreal Road.


HB 3864 Gooden SP: Deuell

Relating to the creation of the Lazy W District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.


HCR 84 Cain/ White/ et al. SP: Estes

Designating 42 as the official State Table Game of Texas.

1 Floor Amendment


HCR 86 Chisum/ Landtroop/ Gallego SP: Duncan

Designating the Texas State Bison Herd at Caprock Canyons State Park as the official State Bison Herd of Texas.

 

The Senate reconsidered passage, amended, and again finally passed:


HB 242 (LC)Craddick/ Torres SP: Hegar

Relating to the authority of certain retired peace officers to carry certain firearms.

4 Floor Amendments


The Senate suspended the regular order, read third time and finally passed:


HB 335 Shelton/ Kolkhorst/ Schwertner/ Zerwas/ Creighton/ et al. SP: Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to implementation and requirements of certain health care reform laws.


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 1129 Lucio/ Hinojosa/ Zaffirini

Commending Colleen McHugh on her service to the University of Texas System Board of Regents.


SR 1130 Lucio

Commending Rodrigo Villarreal on being named Youth of the Year for District 27 by the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the United States Border Patrol.


SR 1131 Hinojosa

Commending Amanda Aguilera on being named Youth of the Year for District 20 by the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the United States Border Patrol.


SR 1172 Davis

Recognizing Fred Chase, Sr., who served his country with honor and distinction during World War II and the Korean War.


SR 1176 Rodriguez

In Memory of Robert C. Thornell, Sr.


HCR 153 Dukes SP: Watson

Honoring the Austin Area Urban League.


The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:


SB 17 (CS)Carona/ et al. SP: Truitt

Relating to the regulation of residential mortgage loan servicers; providing an administrative penalty.


SB 176 (LC)Huffman SP: Branch

Relating to student eligibility for tuition rebates offered by general academic teaching institutions.


SB 218 (CS)Nelson SP: Dukes

Relating to procedures in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship and the operation of the child protective services and foster care systems.


SB 220 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: Naishtat

Relating to guardianships, including the assessment of prospective wards for, and the provision of, guardianship services by the Department of Aging and Disability Services.


SB 229 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: King, Susan/ et al.

Relating to newborn hearing screenings and hearing services for certain children.


SB 349 (CS) (LC)Eltife SP: Hopson

Relating to the hotel occupancy tax rate in certain municipalities.


SB 438 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: Geren

Relating to the number of days a winery may sell wine under a winery festival permit.


SB 479 (LC)Estes SP: Miller, Sid

Relating to limiting the liability of certain persons for farm animal activities.


SB 548 (CS)Nichols/ Davis/ Watson/ et al. SP: Darby/ et al.

Relating to the environmental review process for transportation projects.


SB 701 (LC)Watson SP: Strama/ et al.

Relating to high-value data sets of state agencies posted on the Internet.


SB 762 (CS) (LC)Carona SP: Paxton

Relating to the transfer of an ad valorem tax lien; providing for the imposition of an administrative penalty.


SB 781 (CS) (LC)Carona SP: Cook

Relating to the repeal of certain legislative oversight committees and certain rulemaking authority of the Department of Information Resources.


SB 789 (LC)Harris/ et al. SP: Thompson

Relating to the duration of a protective order against family violence.


SB 802 (LC)Hegar SP: Hunter

Relating to allowing the Aransas County Commissioners Court to charge interest on assessments for certain county road improvements.


SB 804 (LC)Hegar SP: Hunter

Relating to the use of revenue from the hotel occupancy tax by certain counties.


SB 812 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini SP: Raymond

Relating to the resumption of employment by certain retirees within the Texas Municipal Retirement System.


SB 819 (CS) (LC)Harris/ et al. SP: Thompson

Relating to family violence and protective orders.


SB 917 Wentworth SP: Miller, Doug

Relating to emergency service districts.


SB 1026 (CS) (LC)Harris SP: Naishtat

Relating to the powers and duties of an attorney ad litem appointed for a parent or an alleged father in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.


SB 1124 (CS)Carona SP: Truitt/ et al.

Relating to licensing and regulation of certain persons involved in residential mortgage lending pursuant to the Texas Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2009; providing penalties.


SB 1169 (CS) (LC)Carona SP: Hamilton

Relating to the regulation of providers, administrators, and sellers of service contracts and identity recovery service contracts; providing penalties.


SB 1386 (CS)Lucio SP: Oliveira

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


SB 1477 (CS) (LC)Hegar SP: Kleinschmidt

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


SB 1504 (CS)Seliger/ Hinojosa SP: Lewis

Relating to the disposal of waste at the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact waste disposal facility.


SB 1910 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez/ et al. SP: Margo/ et al.

Relating to the delay of the transition to competition in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council service area and to net metering and energy efficiency goals and programs for utilities in that area.


The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:


SB 89 (CS)Lucio/ et al. SP: Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to summer nutrition programs provided for by school districts.


SB 144 (LC)West SP: Thompson/ et al.

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


SB 249 (LC)Estes SP: Orr

Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas.


SB 341 (CS) (LC)Uresti/ et al. SP: Menendez/ et al.

Relating to authorizing the dissolution of the Bexar Metropolitan Water District; providing a penalty.


SB 377 Huffman/ Patrick/ et al. SP: Riddle/ et al.

Relating to the murder of a child as a capital offense.


SB 563 (LC)Jackson SP: Torres

Relating to information regarding job matching services provided by the Texas Workforce Commission; providing a criminal penalty.


SB 747 (LC)Carona SP: Hamilton

Relating to the professions regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission.


SB 773 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Gallego/ et al.

Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers.


SB 1010 (LC)Huffman/ et al. SP: Workman/ et al.

Relating to providing a victim, guardian of a victim, or close relative of a deceased victim with notice of a plea bargain agreement in certain criminal cases.


SB 1198 (CS)Rodriguez SP: Hartnett

Relating to decedents' estates.


SB 1331 (LC)Watson/ et al. SP: Gallego

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


SB 1543 (CS)Wentworth SP: Larson

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


SB 1600 (LC)Whitmire SP: King, Phil/ et al.

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


The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:


HB 200 (CS) (LC)Parker SP: Whitmire

Relating to the notification of the release of certain inmates given to certain courts, law enforcement agencies, and the United States Social Security Administration.


HB 414 (LC)Aycock SP: Hegar

Relating to the conducting of licensing examinations by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.


HB 871 (LC)Davis, Yvonne SP: Zaffirini

Relating to indigent health care services that may be provided by a county.


HB 1619 (CS) (LC)Orr/ Kleinschmidt/ et al. SP: Patrick

Relating to emergency service districts.


The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:


HB 275 (CS)Pitts/ Giddings/ Otto/ Riddle/ Aycock/ et al. SP: Ogden

Relating to making an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for expenditure during the current state fiscal biennium.


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


The following bills were passed on the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:


SB 1929 (LC)Seliger

Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 287th Judicial District.


HB 14 (LC)Murphy/ et al. SP: Eltife

Relating to the eligibility for unemployment benefits of a person receiving certain forms of remuneration.


HB 25 (LC)Guillen/ Flynn/ Pena/ Gonzales, Veronica/ White SP: Patrick

Relating to the carrying of certain weapons in a watercraft.


HB 42 (LC)Menendez SP: Van de Putte

Relating to the duty imposed on the operator of a motor vehicle that strikes a structure adjacent to a highway.


HB 78 (LC)Flynn SP: Williams

Relating to the purchase of food and beverages by certain state law enforcement agencies for peace officer training functions.


HB 167 (CS) (LC)Raymond SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the transportation of certain mental health patients.


HB 218 (CS) (LC)Gallego SP: Uresti

Relating to possessing a glass container within the boundaries of certain riverbeds; providing criminal penalties.


HB 232 (CS) (LC)White/ Kuempel SP: Ogden

Relating to the amendment of restrictions affecting real property in certain subdivisions.


HB 242 (LC)Craddick/ Torres SP: Hegar

Relating to the authority of certain retired peace officers to carry certain firearms.

3 Floor Amendments


HB 289 (LC)Jackson, Jim/ Anchia/ Weber/ Thompson/ Harless SP: Nelson

Relating to activity that constitutes maintaining a common nuisance.


HB 362 (CS) (LC)Solomons/ et al. SP: West

Relating to the regulation by a property owners' association of the installation of solar energy devices and certain roofing materials on property.


HB 371 (LC)Hochberg/ Carter/ Gallego SP: Hegar

Relating to prohibiting deferred adjudication community supervision for certain defendants convicted of murder.


HB 384 (LC)Menendez SP: Wentworth

Relating to the proper identification of boats and outboard motors; creating an offense.


HB 398 (LC)Jackson, Jim SP: Hegar

Relating to the eligibility of employees convicted of certain offenses to provide services under a contract with a public school.


HB 422 (CS) (LC)Guillen SP: Williams

Relating to certain oversize and overweight permits issued by the Texas Department of Transportation.


HB 427 (LC)Driver SP: Deuell

Relating to the creation of the Rowlett Waterfront Entertainment Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, and issue bonds.


HB 452 (LC)Lucio III/ Raymond/ et al. SP: 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.


HB 554 (LC)Howard, Donna/ Rodriguez, Eddie SP: Watson

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


HB 559 (LC)Sheffield/ Miller, Sid/ Aycock/ Farias SP: Hinojosa

Relating to Bronze Star Medal and Bronze Star Medal with Valor specialty license plates.


HB 645 (LC)Orr/ et al. SP: Patrick

Relating to the information required to be included on a form for an application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a charitable organization.


HB 673 (LC)Parker SP: Harris

Relating to the production and use of an instructional video on recreational water safety.


HB 680 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ Torres SP: Huffman

Relating to complaints filed with the Texas Medical Board.


HB 709 (LC)Fletcher SP: Patrick

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 524; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.


HB 710 (LC)Walle/ Menendez/ Naishtat/ Munoz, Jr. SP: Deuell

Relating to verification of identity of applicants for benefits under and prevention of duplicate participation in the financial assistance and supplemental nutrition assistance programs.


HB 718 (LC)Fletcher/ Riddle/ Kleinschmidt/ Gallego/ Bohac/ et al. SP: Birdwell

Relating to the period in which a person commits the offense of funeral service disruption.


HB 742 (CS) (LC)Hunter SP: Hinojosa

Relating to student information required to be provided at the time of enrollment in public schools.


HB 748 (LC)Menendez/ Hartnett SP: 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.


HB 782 (LC)Davis, Yvonne SP: Wentworth

Relating to a requirement that certain bond issuers obtain an appraisal of property that is to be purchased with bond proceeds.


HB 790 (LC)Kuempel SP: Hegar

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


HB 807 (LC)Parker SP: Nelson

Relating to the notice provided to a foster parent before a change in a child's foster care placement.


HB 811 (CS) (LC)Darby SP: Duncan

Relating to the powers and duties of the Scurry County Hospital District.


HB 844 (LC)Geren SP: Nelson

Relating to the sale or lease of property by certain municipalities owning land near the shoreline of certain lakes.


HB 850 (LC)Craddick SP: Duncan

Relating to the Rankin County Hospital District.


HB 896 (LC)Howard, Charlie SP: Patrick

Relating to auxiliary members of an appraisal review board.


HB 961 (LC)Turner SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the sealing of and restricting access to juvenile records of adjudications of delinquent conduct or conduct indicating a need for supervision and to the confidentiality of records of certain misdemeanor convictions of a child.


HB 992 (CS) (LC)Castro SP: Zaffirini

Relating to excess undergraduate credit hours at public institutions of higher education.


HB 1000 (CS) (LC)Branch/ Frullo/ Coleman/ Button/ Bonnen/ et al. SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund; making an appropriation.


HB 1009 (LC)Callegari SP: Hegar

Relating to procedures for obtaining informed consent before certain postmortem examinations or autopsies.


HB 1033 (LC)Craddick SP: Seliger

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


HB 1046 (LC)Fletcher SP: Huffman

Relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information concerning current and former employees of certain divisions of the office of attorney general.


HB 1071 (LC)Davis, Sarah SP: Ellis

Relating to the extension of deed restrictions in certain residential real estate subdivisions.


HB 1080 (LC)Gallego SP: Hinojosa

Relating to an exemption for active duty personnel and certain veterans from the requirement to complete the live firing portion of a hunter education program.


HB 1083 (LC)Elkins/ Fletcher SP: Hegar

Relating to the issuance of an identification card to certain honorably retired peace officers.


HB 1111 (CS) (LC)Hartnett/ et al. SP: Harris

Relating to a tenant's failure to pay rent during an appeal of an eviction for nonpayment of rent after filing a pauper's affidavit.


HB 1113 (LC)Raymond/ Gallego/ Christian SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the sentencing hearing or deferred adjudication hearing and conditions of community supervision for defendants convicted of certain offenses involving controlled substances.


HB 1118 (LC)Ritter/ Deshotel SP: Huffman

Relating to the resale of property purchased by a taxing unit at a tax sale.


HB 1205 (LC)Turner/ Allen/ Aliseda/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Gallego SP: Ellis

Relating to the procedures for reducing or terminating community supervision and the establishment of certain time credits through which a defendant's period of community supervision is reduced.


HB 1224 (LC)Reynolds SP: Huffman

Relating to expulsion of a public school student who commits certain criminal acts involving a computer, computer network, or computer system owned by or operated on behalf of a school district.


HB 1234 (LC)Miller, Doug SP: Wentworth

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


HB 1247 (LC)Callegari SP: Birdwell

Relating to the repeal of certain prohibitions on purchases of paper supplies and cabinets by state agencies.


HB 1293 (LC)Price SP: Seliger

Relating to the Moore County Hospital District.


HB 1314 (LC)Raymond SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the operation and jurisdiction of certain district courts serving Webb County.


HB 1330 (LC)Raymond SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the use of safety guards or flaps on certain vehicles or vehicle combinations.


HB 1402 (LC)Guillen SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the applicability of the law on the consequences of a criminal conviction to law enforcement officer license holders and applicants.


HB 1413 (CS) (LC)Chisum SP: Duncan

Relating to the powers and duties of the Castro County Hospital District.


HB 1429 (LC)Deshotel SP: Carona

Relating to rights and remedies of certain residential tenants; providing civil penalties.


HB 1473 (LC)Scott SP: Hinojosa

Relating to creating the offense of altering a disabled parking placard.


HB 1476 (LC)Riddle SP: Nichols

Relating to the grounds for revocation of an emergency medical services personnel certification.


HB 1496 (CS) (LC)Gallego SP: Uresti

Relating to the contracting authority of the Val Verde County Hospital District.


HB 1500 (LC)White SP: Nichols

Relating to allowing the commissioners court of a county to deliberate in a closed meeting regarding business and financial issues related to a contract being negotiated.


HB 1528 (LC)Miller, Sid SP: Fraser

Relating to consolidating precincts in a primary election.


HB 1541 (LC)McClendon SP: Wentworth

Relating to the prevention of automobile burglary and theft.


HB 1622 (LC)Menendez SP: Wentworth

Relating to suits to enjoin gang activity that constitutes a public nuisance.


HB 1638 (CS) (LC)Aliseda SP: Whitmire

Relating to the disqualification of a district or county attorney who is the subject of a criminal investigation.


HB 1651 (LC)Alonzo SP: West

Relating to the North Oak Cliff Municipal Management District.


HB 1690 (LC)Flynn SP: Deuell

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to enhance and upgrade sports facilities in certain municipalities.


HB 1721 (LC)Lucio III/ Hartnett SP: Zaffirini

Relating to protective orders for certain victims of stalking or sexual assault.


HB 1737 (LC)Bohac SP: Huffman

Relating to the installation of a speed feedback sign by a property owners' association.


HB 1750 (LC)Darby SP: Williams

Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to lease and contract for the operation of rolling stock during certain emergencies.


HB 1759 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez, Eddie SP: Watson

Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 4; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.


HB 1760 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez, Eddie SP: Watson

Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 5; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.


HB 1784 (LC)Farias SP: Van de Putte

Relating to requiring an interagency memorandum of understanding regarding the Public Assistance Reporting Information System and to the use of data from that system.


HB 1822 (LC)Harless SP: Huffman

Relating to the withdrawal of security by a bail bond surety.


HB 1823 (LC)Harless SP: Huffman

Relating to the authority of certain persons to execute bail bonds and act as sureties.


HB 1856 (LC)Woolley SP: Patrick

Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of tampering with a witness.


HB 1891 (LC)Davis, Sarah/ et al. SP: Huffman

Relating to the execution of a search warrant for data or information contained in or on certain devices.


HB 1897 (LC)Flynn SP: Deuell

Relating to the jurisdiction of, number of jurors in, and the clerk serving the County Court at Law of Van Zandt County.


HB 1930 (LC)Zedler SP: Van de Putte

Relating to the membership and duties of the Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force.


HB 1967 (LC)Chisum SP: Duncan

Relating to the contracting authority of the Collingsworth County Hospital District.


HB 1994 (LC)Weber/ et al. SP: Van de Putte

Relating to the creation of a first offender prostitution prevention program.


HB 2004 (CS) (LC)Bonnen SP: Jackson

Relating to the sale of certain state property in Brazoria County by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.


HB 2047 (LC)Lewis SP: Uresti

Relating to service of process at the registered office of certain registered agents.


HB 2089 (CS) (LC)Smithee SP: Fraser

Relating to the resolution of overpayment or underpayment of income benefits under the workers' compensation program


HB 2096 (LC)Thompson SP: Ellis

Relating to the filing of writs of habeas corpus in mental health cases.


HB 2102 (CS) (LC)Hernandez Luna/ Sheets/ Thompson/ Harless/ Woolley/ et al. SP: Ellis

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


HB 2104 (LC)Jackson, Jim SP: West

Relating to the amount of the bond for county taxes required to be given by the county assessor-collector for certain counties.


HB 2119 (LC)Madden SP: Whitmire

Relating to the requirement that the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments provide certain services and programs.


HB 2124 (LC)Workman/ et al. SP: Huffman

Relating to victim notification regarding the release of a defendant who was acquitted by reason of insanity in a criminal case.


HB 2138 (LC)Guillen SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the search for and rescue of victims of water-oriented accidents.


HB 2141 (LC)Guillen SP: Williams

Relating to enforcement of laws related to water safety.


HB 2193 (LC)Truitt SP: Duncan

Relating to service and qualifications for membership on an advisory committee established by the Employees Retirement System of Texas to provide advice to the board of trustees on investments and investment-related issues.


HB 2194 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry SP: Jackson

Relating to certain election practices and procedures; providing a penalty.


HB 2220 (LC)Davis, Yvonne SP: 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.


HB 2238 (LC)Creighton SP: Nichols

Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 112.


HB 2247 (LC)King, Phil/ Berman/ Flynn SP: Gallegos

Relating to the eligibility of the adjutant general's department to receive Foundation School Program funding for students enrolled in the Texas ChalleNGe Academy.


HB 2256 (LC)Phillips SP: Williams

Relating to abating or deferring the suspension or revocation of a license issued by the Department of Public Safety for victims of identity theft.


HB 2265 (CS) (LC)Ritter SP: Gallegos

Relating to a county audit of a hotel regarding the hotel occupancy tax.


HB 2266 (LC)Smith, Wayne SP: Patrick

Relating to fire code certificates of compliance.


HB 2296 (LC)Ritter SP: Huffman

Relating to the creation of Jefferson County Management District No. 1; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.


HB 2310 (LC)Miller, Doug SP: Wentworth

Relating to appointment of bailiffs for the district courts in Comal, Hays, and Caldwell Counties.


HB 2315 (LC)Coleman SP: Deuell

Relating to a county's general revenue levy for indigent health care.


HB 2346 (LC)Bonnen SP: Huffman

Relating to authorized investments for ports and navigation districts.


HB 2363 (LC)Flynn SP: Deuell

Relating to the creation of the Bearpen Creek Municipal Utility District of Hunt County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.


HB 2460 (LC)Truitt SP: Wentworth

Relating to confidentiality of information held by a public retirement system.


HB 2463 (CS) (LC)Reynolds SP: Ellis

Relating to access to certain records regarding an employment discrimination claim.


HB 2492 (LC)Naishtat SP: Uresti

Relating to the family allowance, treatment of exempt property, and an allowance in lieu of exempt property in the administration of a decedent's estate.


HB 2496 (LC)Gonzalez, Naomi/ Gonzales, Veronica/ Lucio III/ Madden/ Dukes/ et al. SP: Carona

Relating to creating a teen dating violence court program and the deferral of adjudication and dismissal of certain dating violence cases.


HB 2516 (CS) (LC)Alvarado SP: Gallegos

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


HB 2541 (LC)Solomons SP: Nelson

Relating to the regulation of traffic on certain roads by counties.


HB 2549 (CS) (LC)Crownover SP: Estes

Relating to the authority of a state employee to authorize a deduction from the employee's salary or wage payment for a charitable contribution to certain entities.


HB 2575 (LC)Phillips SP: Harris

Relating to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles' electronic lien system.


HB 2577 (LC)Miller, Sid SP: Hegar

Relating to the unlawful use of a criminal instrument or mechanical security device; providing a penalty.


HB 2584 (LC)Anderson, Rodney SP: Harris

Relating to authorizing certain municipalities to donate surplus real property of negligible or negative value to certain private persons.


HB 2596 (CS) (LC)Garza SP: Wentworth

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to lower speed limits on certain highways.


HB 2651 (LC)Allen/ McClendon/ Giddings/ Davis, Yvonne/ Bonnen SP: Ellis

Relating to the eligibility of visitors to use certain public transportation services for people with disabilities.


HB 2655 (CS) (LC)Sheets SP: Carona

Relating to notice of coverage reduction on renewal of a property/casualty insurance policy.


HB 2662 (CS) (LC)Hochberg/ Parker/ Gallego SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the criteria for determining whether a child is a missing child.


HB 2678 (LC)Smith, Todd SP: Wentworth

Relating to driver training and education.


HB 2702 (A) (LC)Solomons SP: Eltife

Relating to the application of statutes that classify political subdivisions according to population.

1 Committee Amendment


HB 2722 (LC)Perry SP: Duncan

Relating to the state Medicaid program as the payor of last resort.


HB 2794 (CS) (LC)Hunter SP: Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Calhoun County Groundwater Conservation District.


HB 2819 (LC)King, Susan/ Naishtat SP: Nelson

Relating to the operation and efficiency of the eligibility determination process for supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits.


HB 2847 (A) (LC)Madden SP: Whitmire

Relating to the use of video teleconferencing systems in certain criminal proceedings.

1 Committee Amendment


HB 2909 (CS) (LC)Branch SP: Shapiro

Relating to increasing awareness in this state of the importance of higher education.


HB 2931 (A) (LC)Woolley SP: Van de Putte

Relating to certain debt cancellation agreements made in connection with retail installment contracts.

1 Committee Amendment


HB 2947 (CS) (LC)Coleman SP: Shapiro

Relating to the exception of an audit working paper of a hospital district from required disclosure under the public information law.


HB 2960 (LC)Darby/ Guillen/ Miller, Sid/ et al. SP: Hinojosa

Relating to vehicles used for the purpose of participating in equine activities or attending livestock shows.


HB 2966 (LC)Naishtat SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the confidentiality of certain communications and records made or collected in reference to certain sexual assault survivors.


HB 2972 (LC)Smith, Todd SP: Wentworth

Relating to the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance.


HB 2975 (CS) (LC)Hunter/ Naishtat/ Parker/ Brown/ et al. SP: Harris

Relating to continuing education for physicians and nurses regarding the treatment of tick-borne diseases.


HB 2981 (CS) (LC)Hunter SP: Hegar

Relating to the operation on a highway or street of a motor vehicle that is drawing a boat or personal watercraft in or on which a child is riding; providing a penalty.


HB 3003 (LC)Hughes SP: Eltife

Relating to the issuance of an identification card to certain individuals to permit entrance into certain county buildings without passing through security services.


HB 3030 (LC)McClendon SP: Wentworth

Relating to the funding of projects in the boundaries of certain intermunicipal commuter rail districts.


HB 3076 (LC)Gallego SP: Uresti

Relating to the rate of the hotel occupancy tax in certain counties.


HB 3085 (LC)Taylor, Larry SP: Nelson

Relating to the period of a license for a freestanding medical emergency care facility.


HB 3096 (LC)Kolkhorst SP: Carona

Relating to the cancellation of a subdivision by a commissioners court.


HB 3099 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst SP: Hegar

Relating to the office of inspector general of the Department of Public Safety.


HB 3117 (CS) (LC)Vo SP: Watson

Relating to the reporting of information to claims databases by insurers.


HB 3125 (LC)Thompson SP: Patrick

Relating to the offenses of unauthorized duplication, unauthorized recording, unauthorized operation of recording device, and improper labeling of recordings.


HB 3197 (LC)Coleman SP: Deuell

Relating to creating a pilot program to implement the culture change model of care at certain state supported living centers.


HB 3208 (LC)Burkett SP: Deuell

Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 80 in the town of Sunnyvale as a Blue Star Memorial Highway.


HB 3216 (LC)Otto SP: West

Relating to electronic communication between property owners and chief appraisers, appraisal districts, appraisal review boards, or any combination of those persons.


HB 3369 (LC)King, Susan SP: Nelson

Relating to the registration of certain physical therapy facilities by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.


HB 3384 (LC)Madden SP: Whitmire

Relating to the penalties for repeat and habitual felony offenders.


HB 3395 (CS) (LC)Callegari SP: Lucio

Relating to state purchasing preferences for recycled products and to the efficient operation of certain telecommunications entities.


HB 3399 (LC)Legler/ Strama/ Reynolds/ Chisum SP: Williams

Relating to the requirements for grant programs funded through the Texas emissions reduction plan.


HB 3409 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst SP: Williams

Relating to reporting of lobbying activities and changes in lobbying activities.


HB 3421 (LC)Miller, Doug SP: Wentworth

Relating to the designation of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail as a historic highway.


HB 3422 (LC)Lozano SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the use of auction proceeds from the sale of abandoned motor vehicles, watercraft, or outboard motors to compensate certain property owners.


HB 3453 (CS) (LC)Anchia SP: Eltife

Relating to the regulatory authority of the consumer credit commissioner and to fees and interest charged in connection with consumer credit transactions.


HB 3459 (CS) (LC)Eiland SP: Whitmire

Relating to the containment of costs incurred in the correctional health care system.


HB 3468 (CS) (LC)Patrick, Diane/ Branch SP: Shapiro

Relating to high school readiness, to the assessment of public school students for college readiness and developmental education courses to prepare students for college-level coursework, and to teacher certification to teach at certain grade levels in public school.


HB 3474 (LC)Gallego SP: Watson

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


HB 3475 (LC)Gallego SP: West

Relating to the recusal and disqualification of municipal judges.


HB 3580 (LC)Frullo SP: Duncan

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for surviving spouses of disabled veterans of the United States armed forces.


HB 3597 (LC)Larson SP: Uresti

Relating to the powers and duties of certain public improvement districts operated by counties.


HB 3674 (LC)Eiland SP: Duncan

Relating to the use of an unsworn declaration.


HB 3724 (LC)Guillen SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force.


HB 3730 (LC)Martinez, "Mando" SP: Hinojosa

Relating to certain privatization of maintenance contracts awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation.


HB 3743 (CS) (LC)Workman SP: Watson

Relating to the rights, powers, functions, and duties of the West Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 5.


HB 3746 (LC)Frullo/ Gallego/ Menendez/ Branch/ et al. SP: Carona

Relating to investigations of certain offenses involving the Internet-based sexual exploitation of a minor; creating the Internet crimes against children account to support those activities.


HB 3771 (CS) (LC)Harper-Brown SP: Williams

Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to adopt safety standards for high-speed rail.


HB 3804 (CS) (LC)Gallego SP: Uresti

Relating to the creation of the Lajitas Utility District No. 1 of Brewster County; providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.


HB 3813 (LC)Isaac SP: Wentworth

Relating to the Hudson Ranch Fresh Water Supply District No. 1.


HB 3827 (CS) (LC)Zerwas SP: Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Fulshear Town Center Management District; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.


HB 3834 (LC)Zerwas SP: Hegar

Relating to the creation of North Fort Bend County Improvement District No. 1; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.


HB 3837 (LC)Isaac SP: Hegar

Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 183 as the Cpl. Jason K. LaFleur Memorial Highway.


HB 3840 (LC)Parker SP: Nelson

Relating to the extension of the deadline for holding the confirmation and initial directors' election of the Tradition Municipal Utility District No. 2 of Denton County.


HB 3842 (LC)Callegari SP: Patrick

Relating to the creation of the Bridgeland Management District; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.


HB 3843 (LC)Thompson SP: Whitmire

Relating to excluding certain territory from the Harris County Road Improvement District No. 2.


HB 3844 (LC)Aycock SP: Fraser

Relating to the creation of criminal law magistrates for Burnet County.


HB 3845 (CS) (LC)Sheffield SP: Ogden

Relating to the powers of the CLL Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.


HB 3856 (LC)Naishtat SP: Watson

Relating to the proceedings that may be referred to and the powers of a criminal law magistrate in Travis County.


HB 3866 (LC)Miller, Doug SP: Fraser

Relating to the date for the election of directors of the Hill Country Underground Water Conservation District.


HCR 129 (LC)Patrick, Diane/ Torres/ Legler SP: Zaffirini

Notifying the U.S. Department of Education that certain career schools or colleges are legally authorized by the state of Texas to operate educational programs beyond secondary education.


The following bills were removed from the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:


HB 831 (LC)Craddick SP: Fraser

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


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 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 2338 (LC)Paxton/ Cain/ Zedler SP: Birdwell

Relating to the posting on the Internet by the county assessor-collector of information regarding ad valorem tax rates.


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.


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