Bills Referred Today for 5/11/2011



May 11, 2011

Committee referral on the following:

SJR 54 West

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing an appropriation from the economic stabilization fund for the Foundation School Program.


SB 1931 West

Relating to making an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for the Foundation School Program.


SB 1932 Hegar

Relating to the appointment of a master in chancery to oversee, and payment of certain expenses in, an insurance receivership.

Business & Commerce

HB 12 Solomons/ Bohac/ Harless/ et al.

Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 174 Jackson, Jim/ Burkett/ Branch/ Bohac/ Patrick, Diane/ et al.

Relating to the cancellation of the voter registration and to the eligibility to vote of persons who are deceased or not citizens of the United States.

State Affairs

HB 1818 Harper-Brown

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation and to the appointment of commissioners of a municipal housing authority; providing penalties.

Government Organization

HB 2203 Otto

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


HB 2237 Lyne/ et al.

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

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2389 Fletcher

Relating to records of a holder of a motor vehicle title service license.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2439 Gallego

Relating to posting suggestions and ideas on cost-efficiency and certain budget documents on certain state agency websites.

Government Organization

HB 2596 Garza

Relating to the authority of local governments to set speed limits on certain roadways.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2660 Davis, John/ Dutton

Relating to the functions of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and transferring certain department functions to the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2759 Hartnett

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.


HB 2817 Taylor, Larry

Relating to certain election practices and procedures; providing penalties.

State Affairs

HB 2825 Otto

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


HB 2889 Madden

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

Criminal Justice

HB 3017 Smithee

Relating to the prohibited use of discretionary clauses in certain health maintenance organization and insurance contracts.

State Affairs

HB 3025 Branch/ Guillen/ Lozano

Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer of students within the public higher education system and the timely graduation of students from public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education

HB 3133 Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of property on which housing is being or has been built or repaired for sale to a low-income individual or family.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3727 Hilderbran/ Martinez Fischer

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain commercial aircraft that are temporarily located in this state for manufacturing or assembly purposes.


HB 3807 Woolley

Relating to the option of providing electronic recordings of proceedings in the municipal court of record for the City of Houston.

Criminal Justice