Bills Referred Today for 5/13/2011

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Friday

May 13, 2011





Committee referral on the following:


HJR 48 Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Farias/ McClendon/ Carter/ Miller, Sid/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled on the same property.

Finance


HB 9 Branch/ Pitts/ Taylor, Larry/ Patrick, Diane/ Villarreal/ et al.

Relating to student success-based funding for and reporting regarding public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


HB 13 Kolkhorst/ King, Susan/ Truitt/ Zerwas

Relating to the Medicaid program and alternate methods of providing health services to low-income persons in this state.

Health & Human Services


HB 14 Murphy/ et al.

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

Economic Development


HB 36 Menendez

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

Criminal Justice


HB 142 Laubenberg

Relating to the practice of psychological associates.

Health & Human Services


HB 242 Craddick/ Torres

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

Criminal Justice


HB 351 Veasey

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

Criminal Justice


HB 738 Otto

Relating to the authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to invest in hedge funds.

State Affairs


HB 748 Menendez/ Hartnett

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.

Criminal Justice


HB 1043 Christian/ Lucio III/ Zedler/ Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to creating an offense for engaging in certain conduct relating to cockfighting.

Criminal Justice


HB 1119 Weber

Relating to the maintenance tax rate of the Brazoria County Conservation and Reclamation District Number Three.

Natural Resources


HB 1205 Turner/ Allen/ Aliseda/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Gallego

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.

Criminal Justice


HB 1241 Zedler

Relating to surety bond requirements for reserve deputy constables.

Criminal Justice


HB 1528 Miller, Sid

Relating to consolidating precincts in a primary election.

State Affairs


HB 1576 Garza

Relating to the monitoring of compliance with low-income and moderate-income housing ad valorem tax exemptions.

Finance


HB 1580 Brown

Relating to the training and certification of state agency employees or contractors performing service work on pressure vessels.

Business & Commerce


HB 1689 Brown/ Pitts/ Raymond/ Cook

Relating to the monitoring and enhancement of health and human services information technology.

Health & Human Services


HB 1728 Keffer

Relating to energy savings performance contracts and energy efficiency planning.

Government Organization


HB 1745 Coleman/ Alvarado

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to impose term limits on the members of their governing bodies.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1776 Lozano/ Hancock/ Munoz, Jr./ Sheffield/ Creighton

Relating to contracts between dentists and health maintenance organizations or insurers.

State Affairs


HB 1784 Farias

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

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 1799 Bonnen

Relating to the exemption of certain real estate professionals from registration as property tax consultants.

Business & Commerce


HB 1871 Giddings

Relating to the amount and payment of attorney's fees in certain workers' compensation cases.

State Affairs


HB 1872 Giddings

Relating to requirements regarding information to be provided to employees covered by workers' compensation health care networks.

State Affairs


HB 1886 Morrison/ et al.

Relating to unclaimed property.

Finance


HB 1897 Flynn

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

Jurisprudence


HB 1951 Taylor, Larry SP: 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


HB 1960 Deshotel/ Ritter/ et al.

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1994 Weber/ et al.

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

Criminal Justice


HB 2006 Bonnen

Relating to the release of a photograph of a police officer and access to records maintained by internal investigative divisions in certain municipalities.

Criminal Justice


HB 2104 Jackson, Jim

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2136 Guillen

Relating to regional contracted brokers and subcontractors of regional contracted brokers providing Medicaid nonemergency medical transportation services.

Health & Human Services


HB 2169 Aycock

Relating to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit to rescind a discount for early payment of ad valorem taxes.

Finance


HB 2194 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the conduct and administration of elections and of state conventions of political parties.

State Affairs


HB 2233 Huberty/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ et al.

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

Education


HB 2382 Murphy/ Torres

Relating to notice required upon nonrenewal of property and casualty insurance policies.

Business & Commerce


HB 2460 Truitt

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

Open Government, Select


HB 2470 Phillips

Relating to the regulation of sport bikes and certain other motorcycles.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 2589 Pena

Relating to the distribution and delivery of voter registration applications by volunteer deputy registrars; providing criminal penalties.

State Affairs


HB 2592 Truitt/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Harless/ Farias/ McClendon/ et al.

Relating to notice and disclosure requirements for certain credit services organizations regarding charges and consumer borrowing.

Business & Commerce


HB 2649 Allen

Relating to the award of diligent participation credit to defendants confined in a state jail felony facility.

Criminal Justice


HB 2728 Thompson/ Guillen

Relating to the operation and regulation of charitable bingo.

State Affairs


HB 2975 Hunter/ Naishtat/ Parker/ Brown/ et al.

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

Health & Human Services


HB 2982 Orr

Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas.

Business & Commerce


HB 3199 Cain

Relating to the repeal of requirements and penalties related to the grading of roses.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


HB 3326 Woolley

Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax.

Finance


HB 3328 Keffer/ Crownover/ Burnam/ Parker/ Strama/ et al.

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

Natural Resources


HB 3341 Anchia/ Hartnett/ Murphy/ Harper-Brown/ Martinez Fischer

Relating to the rebate, refund, or payment of tax proceeds to a qualified hotel project.

Economic Development


HB 3352 Smith, Wayne

Relating to the sale of park land owned by certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3371 King, Susan

Relating to the exemption of registered dental laboratories from certain distributing and manufacturing licensing requirements.

Health & Human Services


HB 3423 Lozano

Relating to certain criminal offenses committed in relation to a federal special investigator; providing criminal penalties.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 3486 Taylor, Van

Relating to municipal regulation of dogs used for search and rescue or law enforcement purposes.

Criminal Justice


HB 3488 Menendez/ et al.

Relating to the requirements for demonstrating eligibility for an ad valorem tax exemption for the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person.

Finance


HB 3578 Gonzales, Larry

Relating to clarification of the authorized uses for loans under public institution of higher education emergency loan programs.

Higher Education


HB 3579 Gonzales, Larry

Relating to repayment assistance for certain physician education loans.

Higher Education


HB 3580 Frullo

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

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 3813 Isaac

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3829 Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Relating to gifts and donations to the McLennan County Juvenile Board.

Criminal Justice


HB 3837 Isaac

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 3840 Parker

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.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3843 Thompson

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

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 3844 Aycock

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

Jurisprudence


HB 3849 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the powers and duties of the Galveston County Municipal Utility District No. 6.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3852 Pitts

Relating to the creation of the Midlothian Municipal Management District No. 2; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3856 Naishtat

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

Jurisprudence


HB 3858 Thompson

Relating to the jurisdiction of a county criminal court at law in Harris County.

Jurisprudence


HB 3859 Laubenberg

Relating to the creation of the Club Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to levy an assessment and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3862 Smith, Wayne

Relating to temporary directors and the continuation in existence of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 510.

Intergovernmental Relations


HCR 55 Flynn

Designating Canton as the official Home of the World Famous First Monday Trade Days.

Administration


HCR 83 Pitts

Redesignating the Lake Whitney area as the Getaway Capital of Texas.

Administration


HCR 117 Parker

Designating Roanoke as the Unique Dining Capital of Texas.

Administration


HCR 130 Button/ Madden/ Carter

Designating the city of Richardson as the official International Business Capital of North Texas.

Administration