Bills Referred Today for 4/14/2011



April 14, 2011

Committee referral on the following:

SJR 52 Ogden

Proposing a constitutional amendment clarifying that a tax imposed on certain business entities is not subject to Section 24, Article VIII, Texas Constitution, and imposing certain limitations on the computation of a tax imposed on a business entity.


SB 1904 Wentworth

Relating to the definition of a governmental body for the purposes of the open meetings and public information laws.

Open Government, Select

SB 1905 Uresti

Relating to the provision of emergency services in certain rural counties using admission fees charged at state parks.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 205 Pickett

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


HB 563 Pickett/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Harper-Brown/ Martinez, "Mando"

Relating to the purposes and designation of a transportation reinvestment zone.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 610 Zerwas/ Murphy/ Callegari/ et al.

Relating to certain notices sent by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.


HB 679 Button

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

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 716 Miller, Sid/ Christian/ Deshotel

Relating to the taking of certain feral hogs and coyotes using a helicopter.

Natural Resources

HB 1091 Davis, John

Relating to the authority of certain hospital districts to contract for the performance of administrative functions and services.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1344 Burkett

Relating to certain defenses to prosecution for the offense of sale, distribution, or display of harmful material to a minor.

Criminal Justice

HB 1404 Sheffield/ Legler/ Riddle/ Fletcher/ Berman

Relating to certain temporary orders in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship during a parent's military deployment.


HB 1555 Thompson/ Miles

Relating to the first day of instruction in certain school districts that provide additional days of instruction financed with local funds.


HB 1732 Ritter

Relating to the applicability of the constitutional limit on state debt payable from the general revenues of the state to bonds issued by the Texas Water Development Board.


HB 1808 Cook

Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board.

Government Organization

HB 2014 Thompson/ Branch/ Raymond/ Davis, Sarah/ Bonnen/ et al.

Relating to certain criminal and civil consequences of trafficking of persons, compelling prostitution, and certain other related criminal offenses and to the prevention, prosecution, and punishment of those offenses.

Criminal Justice

HB 2271 Anchia

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

HB 2376 Hamilton

Relating to the regulation of plumbing.

Business & Commerce