COMMITTEE:    Transportation & Homeland Security 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Wednesday, May 18, 2011 

PLACE:        E1.016 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Tommy Williams 



HB 12         Solomons | et al.       SP: Williams
Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities.

HB 78         Flynn                   SP: Williams
Relating to the purchase of food and beverages by certain state law enforcement agencies for peace officer training functions.

HB 384        Menendez                SP: Wentworth
Relating to the proper identification of boats and outboard motors; creating an offense.

HB 442        Guillen | et al.        SP: Williams
Relating to the establishment of an emergency radio infrastructure account.

HB 673        Parker                  SP: Harris
Relating to the production and use of an instructional video on recreational water safety.

HB 1291       Hochberg                SP: Williams
Relating to the payment of tolls for highway toll projects.

HB 1683       Fletcher                SP: Williams
Relating to parking placards for vehicles of persons with disabilities.

HB 1737       Bohac                   SP: Huffman
Relating to the installation of a speed feedback sign by a property owners' association.

HB 1750       Darby                   SP: Williams
Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to lease and contract for the operation of rolling stock during certain emergencies.

HB 1795       Aliseda                 SP: Hinojosa
Relating to permits issued for moving certain oil well servicing or drilling machinery.

HB 1960       Deshotel | et al.       SP: Jackson
Relating to the regulation of boat manufacturers, distributors, and dealers; providing a civil penalty.

HB 2032       Darby                   SP: Williams
Relating to performance and payment security for certain comprehensive development agreements.

HB 2080       King, Tracy O.          SP: Uresti
Relating to certification of a person as eligible for disabled parking privileges.

HB 2138       Guillen                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the search for and rescue of victims of water-oriented accidents.

HB 2141       Guillen                 SP: Williams
Relating to enforcement of laws related to water safety.

HB 2256       Phillips                SP: Williams
Relating to abating or deferring the suspension or revocation of a license issued by the Department of Public Safety for victims of identity theft.

HB 2346       Bonnen                  SP: Huffman
Relating to authorized investments for ports and navigation districts.

HB 2357       Pickett                 SP: Williams
Relating to motor vehicles; providing penalties.

HB 2541       Solomons                SP: Nelson
Relating to the regulation of traffic on certain roads by counties.

HB 2575       Phillips                SP: Harris
Relating to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles' electronic lien system.

HB 2596       Garza                   SP: Wentworth
Relating to the authority of local governments to set speed limits on certain roadways.

HB 2623       Beck                    SP: Watson
Relating to certain energy security technologies for critical governmental facilities.

HB 2628       Branch | et al.         SP: Shapiro
Relating to the posting of signs in school crossing zones regarding the prohibited use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.

HB 2734       Madden                  SP: Williams
Relating to certain mandatory conditions of parole or mandatory supervision for illegal criminal aliens and the revocation of parole or mandatory supervision as a result of violating those conditions.

HB 2770       Smith, Wayne | et al.   SP: Williams
Relating to the powers and duties of navigation districts, port authorities, and certain municipalities.

HB 2872       Orr                     SP: Davis
Relating to restrictions on the sale of certain motor vehicles at vehicle shows or exhibitions.

HB 2960       Darby | et al.          SP: Hinojosa
Relating to vehicles used for the purpose of participating in equine activities or attending livestock shows.

HB 2981       Hunter                  SP: Hegar
Relating to the operation on a highway or street of a motor vehicle that is drawing a boat or personal watercraft in or on which a person is riding; providing a penalty.

HB 3030       McClendon               SP: Wentworth
Relating to the funding of projects in the boundaries of certain intermunicipal commuter rail districts.

HB 3099       Kolkhorst               SP: Hegar
Relating to the office of inspector general of the Department of Public Safety.

HB 3324       McClendon | et al.      SP: Watson
Relating to the operations and monitoring of fusion centers in this state.

HB 3421       Miller, Doug            SP: Wentworth
Relating to the designation of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail as a historic highway.

HB 3722       Guillen                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the boater education program of the Parks and Wildlife Department.

HB 3730       Martinez, "Mando"       SP: Hinojosa
Relating to certain privatization of maintenance contracts awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 3771       Harper-Brown            SP: Williams
Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to approve safety standards for high-speed rail; authorizing a fee.

HB 3823       Thompson                SP: Ellis
Relating to the regulation of certain telecommunicators; providing penalties.

HB 3843       Thompson                SP: Whitmire
Relating to excluding certain territory from the Harris County Road Improvement District No. 2.

HCR 42        Madden                  SP: Williams
Expressing support for the current FBI effort to reevaluate existing policies, standards, and protocols for forensic DNA testing laboratories and expressing support for any new policies, standards, and protocols that would hold public and private labs to the same standards, audits, and review process, urging Congress to pass any necessary federal legislation that ensures continued quality in forensic science while holding public and private lab DNA analysis to the same standards, and encouraging Texas law enforcement agencies to use forensic science review methods that will eliminate DNA testing backlogs.



Bills added after last posting:

HB 2032

HB 2541

HB 2596

HB 2623

HB 3030

HB 3324

HB 3421

HB 3823


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