Bills Referred Today for 3/16/2011

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Wednesday

March 16, 2011





Committee referral on the following:


SJR 3 Fraser

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board.

Finance


SJR 31 Wentworth

Proposing a constitutional amendment revising the order of legislative business to permit either house to act on bills and resolutions after the first 30 days of a regular session.

Administration


SJR 32 Rodriguez

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by the surviving spouse or surviving minor children of a member of the armed forces of the United States who dies while on active duty.

Finance


SJR 33 Hinojosa/ Wentworth/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a state video lottery system to operate video lottery games at certain horse and greyhound racetracks and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting games of chance on certain Indian lands.

State Affairs


SJR 34 Ellis/ Lucio

Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas Gaming Commission and authorizing and regulating casino games and slot machines by licensed operators and certain Indian tribes to provide money for the property tax relief fund and additional financial aid for higher education students.

State Affairs


SJR 35 Van de Putte

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize the operation of video gaming in this state by persons and organizations licensed to conduct bingo or lease bingo premises and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting gaming on certain Indian lands.

State Affairs


SJR 36 Patrick

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by a school district for maintenance and operations purposes all or part of the appraised value of a residence homestead.

Finance


SJR 38 Davis

Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government.

Finance


SCR 25 Hinojosa/ Van de Putte

Expressing continued support for the construction of a monument on Capitol grounds recognizing Texans who served in the Vietnam War.

Administration


SCR 26 Lucio

Urging Congress to ensure that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are adequate for the purchase of a healthy diet.

Health & Human Services


SCR 27 Wentworth

Granting Dr. Angel W. Lee permission to sue the State of Texas and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Jurisprudence


SCR 30 Eltife

Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees.

Administration


SCR 31 Carona

Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument on the Capitol grounds to honor those Texan service members who fought and died in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.

Administration


SCR 32 Seliger

Expressing opposition to federal regulation of intrastate water resources.

Natural Resources


SCR 33 Lucio

Urging Congress to consider removal of the border wall in places where the border is already adequately guarded.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 644 Hegar

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

Government Organization


SB 656 Huffman/ Hegar

Relating to the abolition of the Coastal Coordination Council and the transfer of its functions to the General Land Office.

Government Organization


SB 657 Huffman/ Hegar

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and abolishing the On-site Wastewater Treatment Research Council.

Natural Resources


SB 658 Huffman/ Hegar

Relating to the continuation and functions of the division of workers' compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance.

Government Organization


SB 659 Hinojosa/ Hegar

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Racing Commission, the abolishment of the Equine Research Account Advisory Committee, and the authority of Texas AgriLife Research; providing an administrative penalty.

Government Organization


SB 660 Hinojosa/ Hegar

Relating to the review and functions of the Texas Water Development Board, including the functions of the board and related entities in connection with the process for establishing and appealing desired future conditions in a groundwater management area.

Government Organization


SB 661 Nichols/ Hegar

Relating to the continuation and functions, as applicable, of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas; imposing an administrative penalty.

Government Organization


SB 662 Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; providing an administrative penalty.

Government Organization


SB 663 Nichols/ Hegar

Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Committee of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments; providing an administrative penalty.

Government Organization


SB 664 Nichols/ Hegar

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Information Resources.

Government Organization


SB 665 Hinojosa/ Hegar

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

Government Organization


SB 666 Hinojosa

Relating to identification requirements for certain fire hydrants and flush valves.

Natural Resources


SB 1001 Carona

Relating to discrimination and restraint of trade against certain persons regulated under the Occupations Code.

Business & Commerce


SB 1002 Van de Putte

Relating to the designation of program costs for providing bill payment assistance to certain military veterans as a necessary operating expense that is a first lien against revenue of certain electric and gas utilities' revenue securing certain public securities or obligations.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1003 Fraser

Relating to penalties for, and emergency orders suspending, the operation of a rock crusher or certain concrete plants without a current permit under the Texas Clean Air Act.

Natural Resources


SB 1004 Lucio

Relating to the imposition of a tax on certain beverages.

Finance


SB 1005 Van de Putte

Relating to fair treatment of all providers of instructional materials to students enrolled at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1006 Lucio/ Ellis

Relating to unemployment compensation modernization.

Economic Development


SB 1007 Williams/ et al.

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1008 Carona

Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas.

Business & Commerce


SB 1009 Huffman

Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to notify the federal Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS) regarding the withdrawal or nonattendance of certain foreign students.

Higher Education


SB 1010 Huffman

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.

Criminal Justice


SB 1011 Huffman

Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding.

Jurisprudence


SB 1012 Huffman

Relating to the payment of certain costs and expenses of a juvenile case manager.

Jurisprudence


SB 1013 Davis

Relating to the contents of the sex offender registration form and to information included in the sex offender database maintained by the Department of Public Safety.

Criminal Justice


SB 1014 Davis

Relating to time of day during which prisoners may be discharged or released from county jails.

Criminal Justice


SB 1015 Davis

Relating to reporting on the operation and status of veterans homes operated in this state.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1016 Davis

Relating to the use of a checklist during the investigation of abuse or neglect at nursing homes and related institutions.

Health & Human Services


SB 1017 Davis/ Harris/ Nelson

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1018 Davis

Relating to state actions necessary to maximize federal funding for certain transportation projects and activities in this state.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1019 Rodriguez

Relating to the county ethics commission for certain counties.

International Relations & Trade


SB 1020 Rodriguez

Relating to a feasibility study regarding the establishment of a dental school at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso.

Higher Education


SB 1021 Rodriguez

Relating to certain examination requirements for physicians.

Health & Human Services


SB 1022 Rodriguez

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

Health & Human Services


SB 1023 Rodriguez

Relating to the health professions resource center.

Health & Human Services


SB 1024 Rodriguez

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of theft of service.

Criminal Justice


SB 1025 Harris

Relating to service of citation and appointment of an attorney ad litem for an indigent parent in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

Jurisprudence


SB 1026 Harris

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

Jurisprudence


SB 1027 Harris

Relating to the provision of legal services by a guardian in connection with a guardianship.

Jurisprudence


SB 1028 Harris

Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel.

Criminal Justice


SB 1029 Harris

Relating to the designation of a person as a vexatious litigant.

State Affairs


SB 1030 Carona

Relating to notice by sign requirement for sexually oriented businesses.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1031 Carona

Relating to design, construction, renovation, and energy efficiency standards for buildings.

Natural Resources


SB 1032 Seliger

Relating to the registration and regulation of equine dental technicians, advertising by veterinarians and equine dental technicians, and the confidentiality of investigation files maintained by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners; providing penalties.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 1033 Seliger

Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of their general elections.

State Affairs


SB 1034 Watson

Relating to the date of the general election of certain municipalities.

State Affairs


SB 1035 Williams

Relating to motor vehicle title services; providing penalties.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1036 Williams

Relating to notice required in connection with possessory liens on motor vehicles.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1037 Carona

Relating to the imposition of a tax on the gross receipts from admissions fees charged by sexually oriented businesses.

Criminal Justice


SB 1038 Ellis

Relating to certain continuing education requirements for agents who sell Medicare-related products and annuities.

State Affairs


SB 1039 Ellis

Relating to the provision of bilingual election materials.

State Affairs


SB 1040 Ellis

Relating to exemptions from the sales and use tax for certain energy-efficient products.

Finance


SB 1041 Hegar

Relating to the repeal of the goal for natural gas use.

Natural Resources


SB 1042 Hegar

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

Education


SB 1043 Watson

Relating to the criminal penalty for the discarding of certain burning materials.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1044 Watson/ Jackson

Relating to authorizing counties to finance the acquisition of conservation easements.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 1045 Van de Putte

Relating to examinations for hiring in certain municipal fire departments.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1046 Duncan

Relating to information regarding deceased registered voters.

State Affairs


SB 1047 Jackson

Relating to the eligibility of an innovation and commercialization organization associated with the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center to receive funding from the Texas emerging technology fund.

Economic Development


SB 1048 Jackson

Relating to the creation of public and private facilities and infrastructure.

Economic Development


SB 1049 Davis

Relating to the disclosure of information regarding hydraulic fracturing treatment operations.

Natural Resources


SB 1050 West

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

Health & Human Services


SB 1051 Ellis

Relating to a periodic review of state and local tax preferences.

Finance


SB 1052 Ellis

Relating to an increase in the cigarette tax to fund the child health plan program.

Finance


SB 1053 Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to notice of and issuance of a permit for the construction or expansion of a wind-powered electric generation facility located near a federally owned or operated radar installation or military installation.

Natural Resources


SB 1054 Hegar

Relating to notice of acceptance or rejection of an insurance claim.

Business & Commerce


SB 1055 Carona

Relating to reports concerning and the reporting of the use of certain funds by community supervision and corrections departments and to the preparation of commitment reduction plans by those departments.

Criminal Justice


SB 1057 Wentworth

Relating to the transfer of certain vehicle registrations at the time of sale of the vehicle.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1058 Nichols

Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Department of Aging and Disability Services to the Angelina and Neches River Authority.

Government Organization


SB 1059 Nichols

Relating to the program for improvement of collection of court costs, fees, and fines imposed in criminal cases.

Criminal Justice


SB 1060 Van de Putte

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

Criminal Justice


SB 1061 Harris

Relating to the requirements for an application for a tax warrant authorizing the seizure of personal property for the payment of ad valorem taxes.

Finance


SB 1062 Davis

Relating to premium refunds for insurance rates found to be excessive or unfairly discriminatory; providing an administrative penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 1063 Davis

Relating to the election and qualifications of the commissioner of insurance.

State Affairs


SB 1064 Davis

Relating to the collection and use of certain information by certain insurers; providing administrative penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 1065 Williams

Relating to critical incident stress management and crisis response services.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1066 Estes

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

Criminal Justice


SB 1067 Ellis

Relating to funding the TEXAS grant program at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1068 Ellis

Relating to the lease of certain state parking facilities to other persons.

Government Organization


SB 1069 Jackson

Relating to the Texas emerging technology fund reporting requirement.

Economic Development


SB 1070 Jackson

Relating to the composition of the permanent advisory committee to advise the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the implementation of the ad valorem tax exemption for pollution control property.

Natural Resources


SB 1071 Jackson

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

Government Organization


SB 1072 Jackson

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

Government Organization


SB 1073 Jackson

Relating to standards for a structure that is connected to a public water supply system and has a rainwater harvesting system.

Natural Resources


SB 1074 Jackson

Relating to water districts' authority to set rates and a presumption of validity.

Natural Resources


SB 1075 Jackson

Relating to the regulation of plumbing.

Business & Commerce


SB 1076 Ellis

Relating to community supervision for certain drug possession offenses and to a person's eligibility for an order of nondisclosure following a term of community supervision for any of those offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 1077 Ellis

Relating to the establishment of certain time credits through which a defendant's period of community supervision is reduced.

Criminal Justice


SB 1078 Ellis

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

Criminal Justice


SB 1079 Ellis

Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation.

Criminal Justice


SB 1080 Williams

Relating to transferring the Texas Department of Rural Affairs to the Office of Rural Affairs within the Department of Agriculture and abolishing the board of the Texas Department of Rural Affairs.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 1081 Van de Putte

Relating to the dispensation of pharmaceuticals with an aesthetic purpose by physicians.

Health & Human Services


SB 1082 Hegar

Relating to strategic partnerships for the continuation of certain water districts annexed by a municipality.

Natural Resources


SB 1083 Hegar

Relating to development agreements governing land in a municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1084 Wentworth

Relating to regulations on certain complementary and alternative health care services.

Health & Human Services


SB 1085 Wentworth

Relating to the fees collected by district court clerks on the filing of certain civil actions or proceedings to fund basic civil legal services.

Jurisprudence


SB 1086 Estes

Relating to the operation by the Department of Agriculture of programs for rural economic development and the marketing and promotion of agricultural and other products grown, processed, or produced in this state.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 1087 Carona

Relating to state-issued certificates of franchise authority to provide cable service and video service.

Business & Commerce


SB 1088 Rodriguez

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

Finance


SB 1089 Rodriguez

Relating to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by the surviving spouse or surviving minor children of a member of the armed forces of the United States who dies while on active duty.

Finance


SB 1090 Rodriguez

Relating to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations.

State Affairs


SB 1091 Rodriguez

Relating to authorization for a caregiver who is a relative to enroll a child in school.

Education


SB 1092 Rodriguez

Relating to creating a pilot project to reduce the need for developmental education required for certain students entering higher education.

Education


SB 1093 Rodriguez

Relating to requirements regarding the employment by school districts of educational support employees.

Education


SB 1094 Rodriguez

Relating to the availability of online testing for high school equivalency examinations.

Education


SB 1095 Rodriguez

Relating to the posting of signs in school crossing zones regarding the prohibited use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1096 Rodriguez

Relating to the designation of State Highway 20 as a historic highway.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1097 Eltife/ Deuell/ Nelson/ Nichols

Relating to single certification in incorporated or annexed areas served by water or sewer utilities.

Natural Resources


SB 1098 Huffman

Relating to prohibited practices regarding unauthorized recordings.

Jurisprudence


SB 1099 Van de Putte

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

Business & Commerce


SB 1100 Shapiro

Relating to the designation of the Irving Diamond Interchange.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1101 Wentworth

Relating to the provision of certain professional services by certain governmental entities.

State Affairs


SB 1102 Wentworth

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1103 Carona

Relating to the venue for prosecution of certain theft offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 1104 Jackson

Relating to the operation, powers, and duties of ship channel districts.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1105 Jackson

Relating to an allotment under the public school finance system for the cost of windstorm and hail insurance.

Education


SB 1106 Harris/ et al.

Relating to the exchange of confidential information among certain governmental entities concerning certain juveniles.

Jurisprudence


SB 1107 Davis/ et al.

Relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of first-time students at public and private or independent institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1108 Davis

Relating to requiring computer technicians to report images of child pornography; providing a criminal penalty.

Criminal Justice


SB 1109 Williams

Relating to state agency procurement and the comptroller's procurement powers and duties.

State Affairs


SB 1110 Wentworth

Relating to the regulation of multiple-unit rental home communities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1111 Wentworth

Relating to the power of the Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority to issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1112 Wentworth

Relating to the offense of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

Criminal Justice


SB 1113 Wentworth

Relating to certain contracts entered into by school districts for another entity to provide food services at one or more district schools.

Education


SB 1114 Wentworth

Relating to the regulation of driver training schools and instruction.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1115 Wentworth

Relating to fraud against the state and actions by the state and private persons to prosecute those frauds; providing a civil penalty.

State Affairs


SB 1116 Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the punishment of certain prohibited conduct that occurs on a public school campus or on a vehicle owned by a county or school district.

Criminal Justice


SB 1117 Whitmire

Relating to the prosecution of a parent contributing to the nonattendance of a public school student.

Criminal Justice


SB 1118 Hinojosa/ Wentworth/ et al.

Relating to the operation of video lottery games by licensed horse and greyhound racetrack operators, to a defense for the operation of video lottery by Indian tribes, to the authority of the Texas Lottery Commission and the Texas Racing Commission, and to the conduct of gambling in this state; providing penalties.

State Affairs


SB 1119 Ellis

Relating to beverage container deposits and recycling; providing penalties.

Finance


SB 1120 Seliger

Relating to the exemption from taxation of property of a local government corporation.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1121 Estes

Relating to the student fees for the university center at Midwestern State University.

Higher Education


SB 1122 Estes

Relating to the sale of delinquent tax receivables by certain local governments.

Finance


SB 1123 Carona

Relating to the regulation of inspectors qualified to perform windstorm inspections and to persons acting as those inspectors.

Business & Commerce


SB 1124 Carona

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.

Business & Commerce


SB 1125 Carona

Relating to energy efficiency goals and programs and the participation of loads in certain energy markets.

Business & Commerce


SB 1126 Eltife

Relating to the regulatory authority of the consumer credit commissioner.

Business & Commerce


SB 1127 Eltife

Relating to fees paid to the consumer credit commissioner and to fees and interest charged in connection with consumer credit transactions.

Business & Commerce


SB 1128 Jackson

Relating to the conduct and administration of elections.

State Affairs


SB 1129 Seliger

Relating to treatment under the public school finance system of a school district that imposes a maintenance and operations tax at a rate below the rate otherwise required for entitlement to state funding.

Finance


SB 1130 Hegar

Relating to the exception from required public disclosure of certain records of an appraisal district.

Open Government, Select


SB 1131 Hegar

Relating to the creation of magistrates in certain counties.

Jurisprudence


SB 1132 Hegar

Relating to a water rights permit issued to the Texas Water Development Board.

Natural Resources


SB 1133 Hegar

Relating to weatherization and preparedness reports by the Public Utility Commission.

Business & Commerce


SB 1134 Hegar

Relating to air permitting requirements for certain oil and gas facilities.

Natural Resources


SB 1135 Hegar

Relating to regulation of gas pipelines; providing penalties.

Natural Resources


SB 1136 Watson

Relating to the issuance of titles for certain motor vehicles that are the subject of insurance claims.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1137 Watson

Relating to public participation in the development of transportation projects by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1138 Watson

Relating to the authority of regional mobility authorities to enter into comprehensive development agreements.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1139 Watson

Relating to a study of and report on public and private out-of-school time programs.

Education


SB 1140 Watson

Relating to payment by a water control and improvement district for certain damages caused by the district's operation of a sanitary sewer system.

Natural Resources


SB 1141 Ellis

Relating to the jurisdiction of the 228th District Court.

Jurisprudence


SB 1142 Van de Putte

Relating to revision of open-enrollment charter school charters to add charter schools under certain circumstances.

Education


SB 1144 Shapiro/ Harris/ Nelson

Relating to comprehensive development agreements.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1145 Shapiro/ Harris

Relating to comprehensive development agreements.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1146 Estes

Relating to programs funded under the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.

Natural Resources


SB 1147 Duncan

Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning special districts, including conforming amendments.

Administration


SB 1148 Wentworth

Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer.

Natural Resources


SB 1149 Seliger

Relating to requiring electric utilities to comply with energy efficiency goals.

Business & Commerce


SB 1150 Seliger

Relating to requiring certain non-ERCOT utilities to comply with energy efficiency goals.

Business & Commerce


SB 1151 Jackson

Relating to notice of utility rate increases.

Natural Resources


SB 1152 Williams

Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology.

Finance


SB 1153 Williams

Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas regarding an electric utility's membership in or control by a regional transmission organization or independent system operator and to participate in certain proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding an electric utility's membership in a power region, regional transmission organization, or independent system operator.

Business & Commerce


SB 1154 Uresti

Relating to a task force for the development of a strategy to reduce child abuse and neglect and improve child welfare.

Health & Human Services


SB 1155 Lucio

Relating to the appointment of a person with experience and training in public health policy to the board of directors of a regional mobility authority.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1156 Lucio

Relating to the sale of fireworks on and before Memorial Day.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1157 Uresti

Relating to the certification of the state's primary standards of weights and measures.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 1158 West

Relating to restrictions on the disclosure of certain criminal history records and to the duty of law enforcement agencies regarding records associated with certain defendants.

Criminal Justice


SB 1159 Wentworth

Relating to an exception to the residency requirements for filing a suit for dissolution of a marriage in this state for certain spouses of military personnel.

Jurisprudence


SB 1160 Seliger

Relating to the liability of a landowner for harm to a trespasser.

State Affairs


SB 1161 Wentworth

Relating to requiring certain persons to follow certain plans and receive certain mental health services on release or discharge from an inpatient mental health facility.

Health & Human Services


SB 1162 Wentworth

Relating to reporting regarding, the apprehension and transportation of, and records relating to certain persons who are or may be persons with mental illness.

Health & Human Services


SB 1163 Wentworth

Relating to the exchange of information among certain entities concerning at-risk youth.

Jurisprudence


SB 1164 Wentworth

Relating to optional annuity increases and annual supplemental payments for certain retirees and beneficiaries of the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

State Affairs


SB 1165 Carona

Relating to certain enforcement powers of the banking commissioner; providing administrative penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 1166 Carona

Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts and the prepaid funeral contract guaranty fund.

Business & Commerce


SB 1167 Carona

Relating to cemeteries and perpetual care cemetery corporations.

Health & Human Services


SB 1168 Carona

Relating to the repeal of the certification process for personnel service owners and the regulation of personnel services.

Business & Commerce


SB 1169 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 1170 Carona

Relating to the regulation of barbers and cosmetologists.

Business & Commerce


SB 1171 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 1172 Deuell

Relating to automated sales and use tax remittances by retailers.

Finance


SB 1173 Deuell

Relating to lender notice of default to contractors regarding a construction loan or financing agreement for an improvement to real property and related procedures for suspending contractors' performance.

Business & Commerce


SB 1174 Deuell

Relating to provision of workers' compensation medical benefits to a peace officer or firefighter injured in the line of duty; providing an administrative violation.

State Affairs


SB 1175 Jackson

Relating to the prior approval of an award of money from the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas emerging technology fund.

Economic Development


SB 1176 Jackson

Relating to the definition of a postsecondary program in regard to non-baccalaureate career schools and colleges.

Economic Development


SB 1177 Nelson

Relating to health care facilities' adoption of a policy on vaccine preventable diseases.

Health & Human Services


SB 1178 Nelson

Relating to the regulation of certain shelter day-care facilities, child-care facilities, and individuals providing child-care services; providing an administrative penalty.

Health & Human Services


SB 1179 Nelson

Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education.

Finance


SB 1180 Nelson

Relating to hotel occupancy taxes and livestock facility use taxes for certain venue projects.

Economic Development


SB 1181 Williams

Relating to the delivery of Medicaid services through a managed care model in certain counties and to certain recipient populations.

Finance


SB 1182 Williams

Relating to the review of certain documents by the attorney general; imposing certain fees.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1183 Williams

Relating to the offense of coercing a person to have or seek an abortion and informed and voluntary consent for an abortion; providing penalties.

State Affairs


SB 1184 Nichols

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

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1185 Nichols

Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax for the operation and maintenance of a fairground in the county.

Economic Development


SB 1186 Hinojosa

Relating to the enterprise zone program.

Economic Development


SB 1187 Watson

Relating to the effect of indexing notices of lis pendens.

Jurisprudence


SB 1188 Watson

Relating to an exemption from private security regulation for social workers engaged in the practice of social work.

Criminal Justice


SB 1189 Gallegos

Relating to exempting certain fraternal and veterans organizations from certain bond requirements to obtain an alcoholic beverage permit or license.

Business & Commerce


SB 1190 Gallegos

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

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1191 Gallegos

Relating to the criminal registration procedure for a convicted arsonist.

Criminal Justice


SB 1192 Rodriguez

Relating to the creation, administration, and interpretation of powers of attorney, including statutory powers of attorney.

Jurisprudence


SB 1193 Rodriguez

Relating to coordination of services provided by Medicaid managed care organizations and certain community centers.

Health & Human Services


SB 1194 Rodriguez

Relating to the amount of temporary income benefits to which an injured employee is entitled under the workers' compensation system.

State Affairs


SB 1195 Rodriguez

Relating to postponement of jury service in certain counties.

Jurisprudence


SB 1196 Rodriguez

Relating to guardianships and alternatives to guardianship for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated.

Jurisprudence


SB 1197 Rodriguez

Relating to trusts.

Jurisprudence


SB 1198 Rodriguez

Relating to decedents' estates.

Jurisprudence


SB 1199 Patrick

Relating to a ballot by mail single language requirement.

State Affairs


SB 1200 Patrick

Relating to trials for misdemeanor cases.

Criminal Justice


SB 1201 Patrick

Relating to regulatory takings.

State Affairs


SB 1202 Patrick

Relating to asbestos and silica litigation.

State Affairs


SB 1203 Rodriguez

Relating to state collaboration with federally recognized Indian tribes.

State Affairs


SB 1204 West

Relating to the procedures for collection of assessments and other debts, including foreclosure of an assessment lien, by a property owners' association.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1205 Jackson

Relating to the application of the limit on appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to an improvement that is a replacement structure for a structure that was rendered uninhabitable or unusable by a casualty or by wind or water damage.

Finance


SB 1206 Deuell

Relating to medical care and health care services provided by a health care professional in a licensed freestanding emergency medical care facility.

Health & Human Services


SB 1207 Deuell

Relating to the designation of a responsible third party.

State Affairs


SB 1208 Whitmire

Relating to the age until which juveniles placed on determinate sentence probation may be on probation.

Criminal Justice


SB 1209 Whitmire

Relating to the detention of certain juvenile offenders.

Criminal Justice


SB 1210 Whitmire

Relating to the issuance of identification cards to certain peace officers and honorably retired peace officers.

Criminal Justice


SB 1211 Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to payment of claims to pharmacies and pharmacists.

State Affairs


SB 1212 Van de Putte

Relating to the operation of video gaming by authorized organizations and commercial operators that are licensed to conduct bingo or lease bingo premises; providing penalties.

State Affairs


SB 1213 Carona

Relating to the regulation of certain transactions related to life insurance and related products; providing penalties.

State Affairs


SB 1214 Patrick

Relating to equal opportunity for access by private and parochial school students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.

Education


SB 1215 Patrick

Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district for maintenance and operations purposes of the appraised value of a residence homestead and the offsetting of the resulting revenue loss to school districts with state sales and use tax revenue.

Finance


SB 1216 Estes

Relating to determination of the validity and enforceability of a contract containing an arbitration agreement.

State Affairs


SB 1217 Estes

Relating to an excavator's duty to notify a notification center before excavating; providing civil and criminal penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 1218 Estes

Relating to the statutory county courts in Wise County.

Jurisprudence


SB 1219 Carona

Relating to the website operated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to provide information regarding the power to choose and a study on standardized electric service products and contracts.

Business & Commerce


SB 1220 Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the advisory committee on Medicaid and child health plan program rate and expenditure disparities between the Texas-Mexico border region and other areas of the state.

International Relations & Trade


SB 1221 Hinojosa

Relating to subrogation of certain costs for services provided or paid by the Nueces County Hospital District.

State Affairs


SB 1222 Hinojosa

Relating to recovery of the value of fraudulently obtained health care services provided or paid by the Nueces County Hospital District.

State Affairs


SB 1223 Hinojosa

Relating to the service retirement annuity for appellate judges under the Judicial Retirement System Plan Two.

State Affairs


SB 1224 Estes

Relating to contributions made and personal services rendered to public servants.

State Affairs


SB 1225 Hegar

Relating to the deannexation of land in Caldwell County by the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District.

Natural Resources


SB 1226 Hegar

Relating to the ballot language for junior college district annexation elections.

State Affairs


SB 1227 Hegar

Relating to the payment of third-party claims under commercial and personal automobile insurance policies in this state.

Business & Commerce


SB 1228 Hegar

Relating to the duties of district clerks regarding certain electronic filing systems.

Jurisprudence


SB 1229 Eltife

Relating to the registration with the Texas Department of Insurance of certain contract examiners.

Business & Commerce


SB 1230 Estes

Relating to the construction and operation of combined heating and power facilities in certain cities.

Business & Commerce


SB 1231 Estes

Relating to the regulation of health spas by the secretary of state.

Business & Commerce


SB 1232 Estes

Relating to the creation of the grain producer indemnity fund.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 1233 West

Relating to the promotion of efficiencies in and the administration of certain county services and functions.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1234 West

Relating to municipal management districts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1235 West

Relating to real property that is subject to restrictive covenants and the operation of property owners' associations of subdivisions that are subject to restrictive covenants.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1236 West

Relating to the reduction and confirmation of child support arrearages and an incentive program to encourage payment of arrearages.

Jurisprudence


SB 1237 Williams

Relating to persons authorized to access or use electronically readable information derived from a driver's license, commercial driver's license, or personal identification certificate.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1238 Carona

Relating to communications by public service providers during a disaster or an emergency.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1239 West

Relating to a prohibition against the use of certain sprays, stun guns, and tasers by school district peace officers, security personnel, and other employees against public school students.

Education


SB 1240 West

Relating to a tenant's remedies regarding a local government's revocation of a certificate of occupancy due to a landlord's failure to maintain the premises.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1241 West

Relating to authorizing certain courts to access information in the juvenile justice information system.

Jurisprudence


SB 1242 West

Relating to the judicial immunity and powers of certain magistrates.

Jurisprudence


SB 1243 West

Relating to the use of a county risk management pool by certain county and district officers instead of the execution of bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1244 Carona

Relating to the eligibility requirements for licenses for certain air conditioning and refrigeration contractors.

Business & Commerce


SB 1245 Zaffirini

Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners and the imposition of a fee on eight-liner owners; providing penalties.

State Affairs


SB 1246 Eltife

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

Administration


SB 1247 Huffman

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

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1248 Lucio

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 499 as the Colonel Bill Card, Jr., Boulevard.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1249 Lucio

Relating to the disposition of fines for traffic violations collected by certain counties.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1250 Lucio

Relating to the applicability of certain restrictions on the location and operation of concrete crushing facilities.

Natural Resources


SB 1251 Gallegos

Relating to the board of directors of the Greater East End Management District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1252 Williams

Relating to evaluating and providing for efficient government resource allocation.

Finance


SB 1253 Uresti

Relating to positions that are exempt from a sheriff's department civil service system in certain counties.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1254 Carona

Relating to the creation of the offense of employing an individual not lawfully present in the United States.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1255 Estes

Relating to the employment of physicians and other staff by certain municipal hospital authorities.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 1256 Hegar

Relating to the power of the Aransas County Navigation District to determine the amount of a check or bond necessary to purchase land from the district.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1257 Hegar/ Watson

Relating to the annexation by certain conservation and reclamation districts of noncontiguous land in another county.

Natural Resources


SB 1258 Duncan

Relating to the disposal of demolition waste from abandoned or nuisance buildings in certain areas.

Natural Resources


SB 1259 Ellis

Relating to the eligibility of certain individuals for medical assistance on confinement in, placement in, detention in, or commitment to and release from certain facilities and other settings.

Health & Human Services


SB 1261 Hinojosa

Relating to the operation of dropout recovery programs by public junior colleges in partnership with school districts.

Education


SB 1262 Van de Putte

Relating to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

Health & Human Services


SB 1263 Van de Putte

Relating to the authority of the Bexar County Hospital District to employ physicians.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1265 Uresti

Relating to the accreditation of training programs and examinations for certain emergency medical services personnel.

Health & Human Services


SB 1266 Uresti

Relating to the elimination of certain reports submitted by the court of criminal appeals and the supreme court to the Office of Court Administration.

Jurisprudence


SB 1267 Uresti

Relating to applications for appeal filed with an appellate court.

Jurisprudence


SB 1268 Whitmire

Relating to the right of sheriff's departments in certain counties to maintain local control over wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1269 Wentworth

Relating to honorariums offered to and accepted by public servants.

Open Government, Select


SB 1270 Wentworth

Relating to the public information law.

Open Government, Select


SB 1271 Duncan

Relating to alternative dispute resolution systems established by counties.

State Affairs


SB 1272 Eltife

Relating to tuition rates and formula funding for certain nonresident students enrolled at Texas A&M University--Texarkana.

Higher Education


SB 1273 Williams

Relating to the lawful manufacture, distribution, and possession of and prescriptions for controlled substances under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

Criminal Justice


SB 1274 Williams

Relating to the registration of roofing contractors; providing penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 1275 Williams

Relating to the regulation of manufactured housing by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Business & Commerce


SB 1276 Williams

Relating to transferring certain energy assistance programs from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Business & Commerce


SB 1277 Ellis

Relating to validating certain acts and proceedings of Harris County Improvement District No. 5 and to the boundaries of the district.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1279 Estes

Relating to the members of the State Securities Board.

Business & Commerce


SB 1280 Estes

Relating to the taxation and titling of certain off-road vehicles.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1281 Watson

Relating to certain violations of and offenses under The Securities Act; providing penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 1282 Watson

Relating to a prohibition on the use of revenue sharing as a means of repayment of Texas Department of Transportation cost participation in a toll facility of a public entity.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1283 Watson

Relating to the penalty for fraudulent or deceptive voting practices; creating an offense.

State Affairs


SB 1284 Watson

Relating to the right of certain municipalities to maintain local control over wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1285 Watson

Relating to contributions to the retirement systems for certain police officers in certain municipalities.

State Affairs


SB 1286 Watson

Relating to the administration and funding of retirement systems for firefighters in certain municipalities.

State Affairs


SB 1287 Watson

Relating to participation in and contributions to the state employee charitable campaign by retired state employees.

State Affairs


SB 1288 Watson

Relating to a study regarding ad valorem tax relief through the use of a circuit breaker program.

Finance


SB 1289 Watson

Relating to the requirement that health care practitioners wear photo identification badges.

Health & Human Services


SB 1290 Hegar

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

Natural Resources


SB 1291 Hegar

Relating to the budget of certain divisions of the Texas Department of Insurance.

Business & Commerce


SB 1292 Hegar

Relating to the issuance of a driver's license to a peace officer that includes an alternative to the officer's residence address.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1293 Hegar

Relating to the amounts of administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violations relating to certain pipelines.

Natural Resources


SB 1294 Hegar

Relating to the imposition of administrative penalties by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Natural Resources


SB 1295 Hegar

Relating to the mining and reclamation of certain land previously affected by surface coal mining operations.

Natural Resources


SB 1296 Hegar

Relating to the use of proceeds of bonds and other financial security filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas by certain persons under the jurisdiction of the commission and deposited in the oil-field cleanup fund.

Natural Resources


SB 1297 Hinojosa

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1298 Hinojosa

Relating to the authority of counties to nominate projects in the extraterritorial jurisdictions of certain municipalities for designation as enterprise projects.

Economic Development


SB 1299 Duncan

Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of provisions of the Texas Probate Code relating to durable powers of attorney, guardianships, and other related proceedings and alternatives, and the redesignation of certain other provisions of the Texas Probate Code, including conforming amendments and repeals.

Administration


SB 1300 Jackson

Relating to insurer restrictions regarding repair of a motor vehicle covered under an insurance policy.

Business & Commerce


SB 1301 Deuell

Relating to manufacturers' inclusion of denatonium benzoate in certain products containing ethylene glycol.

Natural Resources


SB 1302 Deuell

Relating to the offense of paying or receiving certain forms of compensation for assisting voters who vote early by mail; providing criminal penalties.

State Affairs


SB 1303 West

Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 81st Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.

Administration


SB 1304 Rodriguez

Relating to requiring financial disclosure concerning reports prepared by public institutions of higher education for other entities.

Higher Education


SB 1305 Rodriguez

Relating to a prohibition of school district retaliation against an employee for filing a grievance.

Education


SB 1306 Hegar/ Duncan

Relating to the procedures for and appeals of desired future conditions adopted by groundwater management areas.

Natural Resources


SB 1307 Wentworth

Relating to an exemption from the payment of a toll for unmarked military vehicles conducting or training for emergency operations.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1308 Seliger

Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases.

Jurisprudence


SB 1309 Hinojosa

Relating to rate adjustments by gas utilities.

Business & Commerce


SB 1310 Shapiro/ Jackson

Relating to the creation of the Select Committee on Economic Development.

Administration


SB 1311 Lucio/ Duncan/ Seliger/ et al.

Relating to the designation of certain highways as part of the Purple Heart Trail.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1313 Van de Putte

Relating to the definition of conduct indicating a need for supervision.

Criminal Justice


SB 1314 Van de Putte

Relating to the punishment for and certain civil consequences of committing the offense of prostitution.

Criminal Justice


SB 1315 Jackson

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1316 Rodriguez

Relating to certain investigations conducted by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Business & Commerce


SB 1317 Van de Putte

Relating to coverage for certain pharmaceutical services by a workers' compensation insurance carrier.

State Affairs


SB 1318 Hinojosa

Relating to design, construction, and renovation standards for state buildings and facilities.

Natural Resources


SB 1321 Hinojosa

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1322 Fraser

Relating to the operation of the Kimble County, McCulloch County, Mason County, and Menard County Juvenile Boards.

Jurisprudence


SB 1323 Watson

Relating to the environmental review of certain transportation projects by the Texas Department of Transportation

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 1324 Watson

Relating to gestational agreements.

Jurisprudence


SB 1325 Watson

Relating to the administration of the Texas Save and Match Program to assist qualifying beneficiaries under the state's prepaid tuition plans and college savings plans and to the treatment of a beneficiary's assets under prepaid tuition plans and college savings plans in determining eligibility for student financial assistance and other assistance programs.

Higher Education