Bills Referred Today for 4/20/2011

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Wednesday

April 20, 2011





Committee referral on the following:


SB 1910 Rodriguez

Relating to the delay of the transition to competition for an electric utility located in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council service area and net metering requirements for a certain non-ERCOT electric utility and relating to energy efficiency goals and programs for a certain non-ERCOT utility

Business & Commerce


SB 1911 Zaffirini

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

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1912 Wentworth

Relating to the private entity granted care and custody of the Alamo.

Administration


HB 11 Cook/ Hilderbran/ Kolkhorst/ Schwertner/ Lozano/ et al.

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

Administration


HB 27 Guillen

Relating to the payment of fines and costs by defendants who are unable to pay the fines and costs in misdemeanor cases.

Criminal Justice


HB 35 Menendez

Relating to extending a local behavioral health intervention pilot project.

Health & Human Services


HB 42 Menendez

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 46 Menendez

Relating to compensatory time off for certain employees of the Parks and Wildlife Department.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


HB 71 Martinez, "Mando"/ Hughes

Relating to the fee charged for the Texas Airport Directory.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 109 Brown

Relating to the temporary lowering of prima facie speed limits at a vehicular accident reconstruction site.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 118 McClendon

Relating to requiring the provision of notice by certain hospitals regarding patients' medical records.

Health & Human Services


HB 119 Castro/ Dukes

Relating to protective orders against dating violence.

Criminal Justice


HB 125 Legler/ Chisum/ Callegari/ et al.

Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources


HB 175 Jackson, Jim/ Flynn/ Creighton/ Hochberg/ Pitts/ et al.

Relating to the on-premises consumption of certain alcoholic beverages; providing a penalty.

Business & Commerce


HB 184 Johnson

Relating to the cancellation of a special election to fill a vacancy in the legislature.

State Affairs


HB 191 Walle

Relating to the regulation of automobile wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 218 Gallego

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

Natural Resources


HB 252 Hilderbran

Relating to application and eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a person.

Finance


HB 253 Hilderbran

Relating to the protection of children by ensuring reports of abuse or neglect, protecting children from abuse and neglect, ensuring that births are reported, and prosecuting the offense of bigamy; providing criminal penalties.

Health & Human Services


HB 266 Hilderbran

Relating to the use of address-matching software by certain state agencies.

Government Organization


HB 289 Jackson, Jim/ Anchia/ Weber/ Thompson/ Harless

Relating to activity that constitutes maintaining a common nuisance.

Criminal Justice


HB 308 Menendez

Relating to life preserving devices on recreational vessels.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 328 Guillen

Relating to information provided to a person applying for a state tax permit or license.

Government Organization


HB 336 Marquez

Relating to the filing and posting on the Internet of reports of political contributions and expenditures required in connection with the office of member of the board of trustees of certain school districts.

State Affairs


HB 338 Aycock

Relating to disclaimers by certain entities promulgating lists of noxious or invasive terrestrial plant species.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


HB 341 Fletcher

Relating to the prosecution of and the punishment for the offense of burglary committed while evading arrest or detention.

Criminal Justice


HB 360 Jackson, Jim/ Isaac

Relating to ballot language for a proposition to approve the imposition or increase of a tax or the issuance of bonds.

State Affairs


HB 362 Solomons/ et al.

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 364 Turner

Relating to condominiums in certain municipalities, including the exercise of eminent domain authority by those municipalities with respect to certain condominiums.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 371 Hochberg/ Carter/ Gallego

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

Criminal Justice


HB 411 Laubenberg/ Crownover

Relating to the confidentiality of newborn screening information.

Health & Human Services


HB 412 Aycock

Relating to the requirement that certain impaired veterinarians participate in a peer assistance program.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


HB 413 Aycock

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information held by a veterinarian.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


HB 414 Aycock

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

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


HB 423 Guillen

Relating to the powers of rural and urban transit districts.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 441 Guillen

Relating to the fees for certain commercial vehicles.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 443 Fletcher/ Gonzalez, Naomi/ White

Relating to the amount of the fee paid by a defendant for a peace officer's services in executing or processing an arrest warrant, capias, or capias pro fine.

Criminal Justice


HB 444 Creighton/ et al.

Relating to notification of applications for permits for certain injection wells.

Natural Resources


HB 460 White

Relating to the board of directors of the Trinity Memorial Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 468 Burnam/ Veasey

Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 35W as the Cesar Chavez Memorial Freeway.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 479 Orr

Relating to the location of board meetings of certain economic development corporations.

Economic Development


HB 500 Eissler/ Aycock/ Guillen/ Shelton/ et al.

Relating to state-adopted assessment instruments administered to public school students.

Education


HB 530 Shelton

Relating to the definition of local law enforcement authority for purposes of the sex offender registration program.

Criminal Justice


HB 533 Villarreal

Relating to the rendition of property for ad valorem tax purposes and to the protest of a penalty imposed for a failure to timely file a rendition statement or property report.

Finance


HB 534 Phillips

Relating to the powers and duties of the Gunter Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 1 and 2.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 558 Deshotel

Relating to payoff statements provided in connection with certain home loans.

Business & Commerce


HB 564 Craddick

Relating to maintenance of portable fire extinguishers in government-owned vehicles in certain local governmental jurisdictions.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 571 Huberty/ Eissler/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; providing penalties.

Natural Resources


HB 588 Guillen

Relating to surcharges under the Driver Responsibility Program.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 596 Parker

Relating to offenses involving operating a motorboat in a circular course.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 600 Solomons

Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the State Board of Education.

Redistricting, Select


HB 630 Pickett/ Smith, Wayne

Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation, counties, regional tollway authorities, and regional mobility authorities to enter into funding agreements to expedite the entity's environmental review duties related to certain transportation projects.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 634 McClendon/ Harper-Brown

Relating to toll project information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 645 Orr/ et al.

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.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 675 Lucio III/ et al.

Relating to football helmet safety requirements in public schools.

Education


HB 682 Brown/ Zedler/ Garza

Relating to leasing advertising space on state agency Internet websites.

Government Organization


HB 690 Martinez Fischer/ Hartnett/ Bohac/ Farias

Relating to the punishment for the offense of graffiti.

Criminal Justice


HB 709 Fletcher

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.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 725 Callegari

Relating to the operation, powers, and duties of certain water districts.

Natural Resources


HB 726 Sheffield

Relating to the electronic distribution of information to legislators by state agencies.

Administration


HB 729 Chisum

Relating to the authority of the board of directors of the Ochiltree County Hospital District to employ health care providers.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 734 Patrick, Diane/ et al.

Relating to the jurisdiction of constitutional county courts over truancy cases and the appointment of magistrates to hear truancy cases in certain counties.

Jurisprudence


HB 755 Cook

Relating to eligibility of certain dependents for coverage under the state employee group benefits program.

State Affairs


HB 811 Darby

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 840 Gonzalez, Naomi/ Marquez/ Margo/ Pickett/ Quintanilla

Relating to the authority of the El Paso County Hospital District to appoint, contract for, or employ physicians, dentists, and other health care providers.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 841 Gonzalez, Naomi

Relating to certain statutory references to the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Jurisprudence


HB 849 Miller, Sid/ et al.

Relating to notice of an application for a permit to dispose of oil and gas waste in a commercial disposal well; creating an offense.

Natural Resources


HB 871 Davis, Yvonne

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

Health & Human Services


HB 886 Smith, Wayne

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 528; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 902 Thompson/ et al.

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 908 Thompson

Relating to the division of community property on dissolution of marriage.

Jurisprudence


HB 930 Darby

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


HB 942 Dukes/ et al.

Relating to an exemption for school districts from security for court costs and appeal bond.

Jurisprudence


HB 943 Dukes

Relating to reporting requirements concerning missing persons, including missing children in the managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services


HB 960 Turner

Relating to the powers of the Central Harris County Regional Water Authority.

Natural Resources


HB 962 Hartnett

Relating to rules regarding return of service.

Jurisprudence


HB 965 Callegari/ Creighton

Relating to continuing education requirements for persons holding licenses issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources


HB 975 Dutton

Relating to eligibility to serve on the appraisal review board of an appraisal district.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 988 Kolkhorst/ Cook/ Darby

Relating to compensatory time accrued by a correctional officer employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice


HB 989 Kolkhorst

Relating to the listing of a business location of certain businesses in print advertisements or on Internet websites.

Business & Commerce


HB 994 Castro

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

Criminal Justice


HB 1000 Branch/ Frullo/ Coleman/ Button/ Bonnen/ et al.

Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund and to one or more audits of certain general academic teaching institutions in connection with that distribution; making an appropriation.

Higher Education


HB 1010 Bonnen

Relating to enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain municipalities.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1020 Miller, Sid/ et al.

Relating to minimum liability insurance coverage amounts for persons convicted of offenses related to the operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Business & Commerce


HB 1028 Phillips/ Carter

Relating to certain contact between a criminal defendant and the victim of the offense of which the defendant is convicted or a member of the victim's family.

Criminal Justice


HB 1032 Smithee

Relating to a rescission period for annuity contracts.

State Affairs


HB 1040 Gallego

Relating to the validation of the creation of, and certain acts related to, a venue project.

Economic Development


HB 1072 Solomons

Relating to the State Bar of Texas membership dues for an attorney employed by the office of the attorney general.

Jurisprudence


HB 1075 Anderson, Rodney/ Truitt/ et al.

Relating to an alert for a missing person with an intellectual disability.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1083 Elkins/ Fletcher

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

Criminal Justice


HB 1106 Johnson

Relating to providing certain information to a criminal defendant at the time the defendant is placed on deferred adjudication community supervision and at the time of the dismissal of certain proceedings against the defendant.

Criminal Justice


HB 1116 Harper-Brown/ Anderson, Rodney/ Fletcher/ Driver

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1136 Aycock

Relating to requiring an election authority to provide notice to certain county chairs regarding certain election activities.

State Affairs


HB 1147 Smith, Wayne

Relating to notice by a governmental entity regarding certain geospatial data products.

Open Government, Select


HB 1173 Riddle

Relating to the release on bond of certain persons arrested for a misdemeanor without a warrant in certain counties.

Criminal Justice


HB 1201 Kolkhorst/ Pitts/ Harless/ Zerwas/ Phillips/ et al.

Relating to repeal of authority for the establishment and operation of the Trans-Texas Corridor.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1215 McClendon/ Carter

Relating to the creation of the offense of unauthorized acquisition or transfer of certain financial information.

Criminal Justice


HB 1293 Price

Relating to the Moore County Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1301 Guillen/ Farias

Relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Parks and Wildlife Department when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1305 Bonnen

Relating to the issuance of oversize or overweight vehicle permits by certain port authorities.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1322 Scott

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

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


HB 1330 Raymond

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1334 Allen

Relating to the effect of a delay by the State Board for Educator Certification in renewing an educator's certification.

Education


HB 1346 Guillen

Relating to the consistent use of the term "game warden" throughout the Parks and Wildlife Code.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


HB 1376 Bohac

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1405 Smithee/ Hardcastle/ Eiland/ Nash

Relating to provision by a health benefit plan of prescription drug coverage specified by formulary.

State Affairs


HB 1413 Chisum

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1417 Chisum

Relating to the Swisher Memorial Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1422 Truitt

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1473 Scott

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1495 Munoz, Jr.

Relating to the application of the Information Resources Management Act to public junior colleges and public junior college districts.

Government Organization


HB 1496 Gallego

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1499 Larson/ Anchia

Relating to the designation of the Scenic Loop Road--Boerne Stage Road--Toutant Beauregard Road Historic Corridor.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1504 Munoz, Jr./ Pena

Relating to statutory references to the common electronic infrastructure project formerly known as TexasOnline.

Government Organization


HB 1524 Phillips

Relating to the creation of the Case Creek Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Grayson County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1525 Alvarado

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1527 Miller, Sid

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

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


HB 1560 Scott

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

Economic Development


HB 1570 Murphy/ Davis, Sarah

Relating to training for deputy voter registrars.

State Affairs


HB 1573 Gallego

Relating to certain pretrial and post-trial procedures in a criminal case.

Criminal Justice


HB 1756 Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 2; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1757 Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1758 Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 3; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1770 Madden

Relating to the payment of temporary housing costs for certain inmates released or eligible for release on parole or to mandatory supervision.

Criminal Justice


HB 1804 Hancock

Relating to certificates of insurance required for certain plumbing contractors.

Business & Commerce


HB 1814 Lucio III

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

Natural Resources


HB 1829 Naishtat

Relating to the transfer to a mental hospital of a person admitted to a facility for emergency detention.

Health & Human Services


HB 1869 Giddings

Relating to local governments that may consider a bidder's principal place of business when awarding a contract.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1885 Hardcastle

Relating to the authority of the board of directors of the Knox County Hospital District to employ physicians and other health care providers.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1891 Davis, Sarah/ et al.

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

Criminal Justice


HB 1901 Keffer

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

Natural Resources


HB 1904 Sheffield/ Isaac

Relating to the deadlines for write-in candidates for the office of county or precinct chair of a political party.

State Affairs


HB 1932 Schwertner

Relating to the powers and duties of the Williamson-Liberty Hill Municipal Utility District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1944 Hilderbran

Relating to the election of the board of directors of the Crockett County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.

Natural Resources


HB 1952 Kuempel

Relating to alcoholic beverage seller-servers and to seller training programs.

Business & Commerce


HB 1953 Kuempel

Relating to notice by sign of an alcoholic beverage permit or license application.

Business & Commerce


HB 1955 Thompson

Relating to contracting with a lottery operator by the Texas Lottery Commission.

State Affairs


HB 1956 Thompson

Relating to appeal of an order of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission or the commission's administrator refusing, canceling, or suspending a license or permit.

Business & Commerce


HB 1967 Chisum

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1981 Smith, Wayne/ et al.

Relating to measuring, monitoring, and reporting emissions.

Natural Resources


HB 2007 Shelton

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2015 Thompson/ et al.

Relating to certain conduct indicating a need for supervision and the sealing of records related to that conduct.

Criminal Justice


HB 2035 Hamilton

Relating to the temporary relocation of an alcoholic beverage distributor's or wholesaler's premises during a period of emergency and delivery of alcoholic beverages to a distributor's or wholesaler's premises.

Business & Commerce


HB 2124 Workman/ et al.

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

Criminal Justice


HB 2154 Eiland/ Torres

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

State Affairs


HB 2193 Truitt

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.

State Affairs


HB 2866 Harper-Brown

Relating to the electronic submission of certain documents to the attorney general and the submission of certain documents by the attorney general; imposing certain fees.

Government Organization


HCR 33 Raymond/ Guillen/ Pitts/ Martinez Fischer/ Lozano

Authorizing the burial of Susana I. Aleman in the State Cemetery.

Administration


HCR 63 Geren

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

Administration


HCR 68 Hunter/ Thompson/ Martinez Fischer/ Cook/ Jackson, Jim/ et al.

Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study human trafficking in Texas.

Criminal Justice



Committee re-referral on the following:


SB 1085 Wentworth/ et al.

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

Re-referred from Jurisprudence to Finance