LOCAL AND UNCONTESTED BILLS
The following bills have been certified for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar to be held Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM.
Relating to the prosecution and punishment of offenses related to trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of trafficking of persons.
Relating to a requirement that a state agency post its internal auditor's audit plan and audit report and other audit information on the agency's Internet website.
Relating to unemployment compensation eligibility and chargebacks regarding certain persons who are victims or whose immediate family members are victims of sexual assault.
Relating to certain requirements applicable to meetings of the governing board of a general academic teaching institution or a state university system.
Relating to the penalty for an offense involving motor vehicle airbags.
Relating to the exemption from the sales and use tax for certain coins and precious metals.
Relating to the addition of Salvia divinorum and its derivatives and extracts to Penalty Group 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.
Relating to funding for certain commercial service airport projects.
Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.
Relating to the availability on the Internet of reports of political expenditures and contributions filed in connection with certain county and municipal offices.
Relating to allowing certain minors convicted of certain alcohol offenses to perform community service instead of attending an alcohol awareness program.
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by a charitable organization and used in providing housing and related services to certain homeless individuals.
Relating to the pilot program authorizing a property owner to appeal to the State Office of Administrative Hearings regarding certain appraisal review board determinations.
Relating to electronically filing any court document in a criminal case in Hidalgo County.
Relating to reconsideration of parole eligibility for certain inmates convicted of injury to a child, elderly person, or disabled person.
Relating to the courts authorized to issue an occupational driver's license.
Relating to the ability of a property owners' association to contract with an association board member or certain other persons or entities associated with the board member.
Relating to the restriction of access to the records and files of a child charged with or convicted of certain fine-only misdemeanor offenses.
Relating to certain criminal offenses for violations of the law regulating metal recycling entities.
Relating to an exemption for land owned by a school from the additional tax imposed on the change of use of land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.
Relating to the representation of certain applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty.
Relating to determining a child's eligibility for a school district's special education program on the basis of a visual impairment.
Relating to certain health programs and councils.
Relating to the requirements for issuance of certain barbering and cosmetology licenses and certificates for applicants holding licenses issued by other states; imposing fees.
Relating to the right of a member of the board of trustees of a school district to obtain information, documents, and records.
Relating to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a driver's license or personal identification certificate.
Relating to employment of persons by open-enrollment charter schools.
Relating to certain lawsuits seeking damages.
Relating to provisions in the dedicatory instruments of property owners' associations regarding display of flags.
Relating to access by certain military personnel to juvenile and criminal history information.
Relating to the duties of and the application of the professional prosecutors law to the county attorney in Gonzales County and to the duties of the district attorney for the 25th Judicial District.
Relating to an agreement between a county and the Department of Public Safety for the joint operation of certain fixed-site facilities.
Relating to the duties of and the application of the professional prosecutors law to the county attorney in Lavaca County and to the duties of the district attorney for the 25th Judicial District.
Relating to the review of the creation of certain proposed municipal utility districts by county commissioners courts.
Relating to the registration of volunteer health practitioners and the services of volunteer health practitioners during disasters.
Relating to the licensing of a journeyman lineman.
Relating to the practice of psychology; authorizing a fee.
Relating to certain procedures regarding an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed in a noncapital felony case.
Relating to persons entitled to notice of and to participation in certain hearings regarding a child in the conservatorship of the state.
Relating to the enforcement of an order to pay child support by contempt and the awarding of costs and fees in certain proceedings.
Relating to the issuance of a marriage license for an absent applicant, the participation of a proxy in certain marriage ceremonies, and the maintenance and submission of records relating to a marriage license issued for an absent applicant.
Relating to the use of dealer's license plates on vehicles by independent motor vehicle dealers to transport vehicles to or from a point of sale.
Relating to the amount of a chargeback for unemployment compensation benefits paid to a person who is partially unemployed.
Relating to the transfer of certain amounts from the employment and training investment holding fund and the training stabilization fund.
Relating to regulation of cottage food products and cottage food production operations.
Relating to the eligibility of temporary election officers for unemployment compensation.
Relating to the certification of alcohol awareness programs required for minors convicted of or receiving deferred disposition for certain alcohol offenses.
Relating to recommendations by the Health and Human Services Commission or a designated health and human services agency regarding mental health workforce shortages.
Relating to the filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures and of personal financial statements by certain officeholders and candidates.
Relating to the operation of all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles; creating an offense.
Relating to purchasing and other contracts by governmental entities.
Relating to restoring the jurisdiction of the constitutional county court in Brazos County.
Relating to the duties of the Texas Crime Stoppers Council to encourage individuals to report criminal activity related to trafficking of persons.
Relating to discount programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities.
Relating to the rights of an accused person in and the written waiver of extradition proceedings.
Relating to the regulation of game rooms by certain counties; providing penalties; authorizing a fee.
Relating to posting suggestions and ideas on cost-efficiency on certain state agency websites.
Relating to the penalties for illegally passing a stopped school bus.
Relating to the retention of certain records in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship by a child's attorney ad litem, guardian ad litem, or amicus attorney.
Relating to the appointment of bailiffs for certain district courts.
Relating to authorizing an optional county fee on vehicles registered in certain counties to fund transportation projects.
Relating to the duties of a law enforcement agency regarding certain children who are reported to be missing.
Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 132; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
Relating to the offense of making or causing a false alarm or report involving a public or private institution of higher education.
Relating to the contents of an application by certain persons for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the person's residence homestead.
Relating to exclusion of land from certain water districts that fail to provide service to the land; clarifying and limiting the authority of those districts with outstanding bonds payable from ad valorem taxes to impose taxes on excluded land; providing for a financial review.
Relating to the election of members of the board of directors of the Benbrook Water Authority.
Relating to the creation of the Leander Hills Municipal Utility District of Williamson County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the creation of the North San Gabriel Municipal Utility District of Williamson County; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to the power of the Nueces County Road District No. 4 to lease or sell land.
Relating to certain procedures in family or juvenile law proceedings.
Relating to filling certain vacancies on the governing body of certain home-rule municipalities.
Relating to advertising by certain facilities that provide emergency services; providing an administrative penalty.
Relating to the authority of a county road department to accept donations.
Relating to information provided by the Department of State Health Services on food regulation.
Relating to the sunset review of certain powers and duties performed by the Department of State Health Services.
Relating to a study on alcohol and controlled substance statistics prepared by the Department of Family and Protective Services and the Department of State Health Services.
Relating to certain notices, reports, and descriptions provided by or filed with court and county clerks.
Relating to establishing a committee in certain counties to recommend a uniform truancy policy.
Relating to the commemoration of September 11, 2001, at public schools.
Relating to the offense of money laundering.
Relating to the authority of a county to contract with a private vendor for the operation of a detention facility.
Relating to notice provided when a bail bond surety is in default.
Relating to municipal consent provisions applicable to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 126.
Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 134; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 133; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes.
Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of harassment and stalking.
Relating to the confidentiality of certain identifying information of peace officers, county jailers, security officers, employees of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or a prosecutor's office, or judges and their spouses.
Relating to the use of local hotel occupancy tax revenue to conduct an audit.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for surviving spouses of disabled veterans of the United States armed forces; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers, and distributors.
Relating to the statute of limitations on municipal and county hotel occupancy taxes and interest on delinquent payments of municipal hotel occupancy taxes.
Relating to the use of an unsworn declaration, the disposition of certain court exhibits, and the seal of a constitutional county court or county clerk.
Relating to the authority of the mayors of certain municipalities to call a special meeting.
Relating to the public school educator excellence innovation program.
Relating to a limitation on sanctions imposed on school districts for the sale of foods of minimal nutritional value.
Relating to the renewal of a controlled substance registration by physicians; changing the payment schedule for a fee.
Relating to the authority of a municipality to confiscate packaged fireworks; providing an affirmative defense for possessing fireworks in certain circumstances.
Relating to the operation of master mixed-use property owners' associations.
Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to a switchblade knife.
Relating to certain energy security technologies for critical governmental facilities.
Relating to an appeal from an interlocutory order of certain courts.
Relating to a case transferred from one district court to another district court.
Relating to the allocation of amounts deposited into the oyster sales account and the abolishment of the oyster advisory committee.
Relating to sports and community venue projects.
Relating to the waiver of penalties and interest on certain delinquent ad valorem taxes.
Relating to reciprocity for emergency medical services personnel certification for certain United States military personnel.
Relating to a project that may be undertaken by certain development corporations in connection with infrastructure improvements necessary for municipal area development and revitalization.
Relating to the qualification of certain nonprofit schools and educational institutions for exemption from state laws regulating career schools and colleges and to complaints made against those entities.
Relating to the eligibility requirements for plumbing licenses issued to applicants with military service.
Relating to the eligibility requirements for electrician licenses issued to applicants with military experience.
Relating to the authority to issue bonds of the Marilee Special Utility District.
Relating to the regulation of plumbing.
Relating to the operation of certain condominium unit owners' associations.
Relating to a written statement made by an accused as a result of custodial interrogation.
Relating to requirements for certain election officers.
Relating to financial disclosure reports made by a member of a county planning commission.
Relating to the election of the board of directors of the Hamlin Hospital District.
Relating to procedures for the dissolution of the Hamlin Hospital District; authorizing the imposition of a tax.
Relating to waivers and grants of credit for the requirements to obtain certain private security licenses to individuals who hold security credentials from the United States armed forces.
Relating to the motor fuel tax on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas; providing penalties; imposing a tax.
Relating to the abolition of wind erosion conservation districts.
Relating to an annual assessment on insurers for the examination of insurers; imposing an assessment.
Relating to the disposition of fees collected by or on behalf of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; authorizing fees.
Relating to the establishment of a variable speed limit pilot program by the Texas Transportation Commission.
Relating to circumstances under which a vacancy on the governing body occurs in certain municipalities.
Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.
Relating to motor vehicle inspection requirements for vehicles equipped with compressed natural gas containers.
Relating to the use of an electronic device to capture a voter's signature for the signature roster.
Relating to the application of certain contracting laws to a defense base development authority.
Relating to restoration of a person's right to purchase a firearm on termination of a guardianship.
Relating to the designation of the part of U.S. Highway 83 Business in Hidalgo and Cameron Counties as a portion of the national Purple Heart Trail.
Relating to the exclusion by taxable entities engaged in providing services as an agricultural aircraft operation of certain costs in determining total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax.
Relating to reimbursement of health care services rendered by a health care provider for an inmate of a county jail or another county correctional facility.
Relating to the possession of stamps indicating the payment of taxes by certain permittees.
Relating to the collection, study, and reporting by the Texas Workforce Commission of certain information regarding shortages in high-wage, high-demand occupations.
Relating to including oral health education as part of the coordinated health program for public elementary, middle, and junior high school students.
Relating to Air Medal and Air Medal with Valor specialty license plates.
Relating to requiring computer technicians to report images of child pornography; providing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the consolidation of the Higher Education Enrollment Assistance Program and the Higher Education Assistance Plan and the transfer of certain enrollment assistance duties to institutions of higher education.
Relating to an annual report on the Public Assistance Reporting Information System.
Relating to the foreclosure sale of property subject to an oil or gas lease.
Relating to the representation through a telephone conference call of a school district employee under a district grievance policy.
Relating to the use of state water; providing a penalty.
Relating to the educational needs of children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to the creation of a task force on domestic violence.
Relating to certification and operation of independent review organizations.
Relating to requirements applicable to meetings of the governing board of certain junior college districts.
Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.
Relating to permitting an alternative plea for a defendant detained in jail pending trial for a Class C misdemeanor.
Relating to the provision of credit by examination for public school students.
Relating to bids for construction contracts for certain conservation and reclamation districts.
Relating to the cultural and fine arts district program administered by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Relating to collecting and reporting information concerning inmates who have been in the conservatorship of a state agency responsible for providing child protective services and concerning inmate parole, reentry, and integration.
Relating to the administration and operation of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of certain waste arising out of or incidental to the drilling for or production of oil or gas.
Relating to delinquent payment of an alcoholic beverage retailer's account for liquor.
Relating to certain local option elections and the permits and licenses that can be issued in areas that approved the sale of certain alcoholic beverages in a local option election.
Relating to the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium.
Relating to the authority of a county to establish a centralized sex offender registration authority.
Relating to procedures related to juvenile cases.
Relating to authorizing the sale of certain real property in Brazoria County by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.
Relating to lost, damaged, or overdue county library property; authorizing fines; authorizing a civil penalty.
Relating to the Knox County Hospital District; authorizing the imposition of a tax.
Relating to military leave time accounts for police and fire departments.
Relating to the merger of housing authorities in certain municipalities and counties.
Relating to lobbying expenditures that are made jointly.
Relating to the authority of the Texas Workforce Commission to use certain unemployment compensation funds for reemployment activities.
Relating to the use of the skills development fund and other funds available to the Texas Workforce Commission to support certain joint credit courses offered by school districts under agreements with lower-division institutions of higher education.
Relating to licensing and regulation of auctioneers; authorizing a fee.
Relating to defense base development authorities.
Relating to the qualification of an area inside a base defense authority as an enterprise zone.
Relating to the composition of an administrative authority for a defense economic readjustment zone.
Relating to the designation of U.S. Highway 80 as a historic highway.
Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties; increasing the civil penalty.
Relating to an exemption from the use of an emergency notification system by certain public service providers.
Relating to the administration of primary elections, the nomination of candidates by convention, and voting by certain military and overseas voters.
Relating to the qualifications for the exemption from ad valorem taxation for aircraft parts located in this state for a limited time.
Relating to route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties.
Relating to an agreement to allocate sales and use tax after a municipality annexes land in an emergency services district and to the provision of emergency services in that area.
Relating to the Upshur County Juvenile Board.
Relating to the appointment of a board member of a property owners' association to fill a vacancy.
Relating to licensing and certification requirements for certain health facilities and to the allocation of Medicaid beds in certain of those facilities; increasing fees.
Relating to creating a recognition day in honor of Willie Velasquez.
Relating to the civil prosecution of racketeering related to trafficking of persons; providing penalties.
Relating to the rates of municipal and county hotel occupancy taxes in certain municipalities and counties and the use of certain revenue from those taxes; changing the rates of taxes.
Relating to the administration of and benefits payable by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to an annual term for the 47th District Court.
Relating to nutrition and wellness education for certain recipients of certain state benefits.
Relating to donations of landscape materials and services to the Texas Department of Transportation.
Relating to the establishment and functions of certain urban land bank demonstration programs.
Relating to the requirement that certain information be reported to the Texas Department of Insurance and the confidentiality of that information.
Relating to the adjudication of certain claims under a written contract with a special-purpose district or authority or local governmental entity.
Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 75 in Dallas County as the Presidential Library Expressway.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of emergency medical services providers and a moratorium on the issuance of emergency medical services provider licenses.
Relating to the requirements for obtaining a health science technology education teaching certificate and to the scope of courses a person may teach holding a technology applications teaching certificate.
Relating to the allocation and transfer of money from the capital access fund by the Texas Economic Development Bank.
Relating to the determination that a voter is deceased.
Relating to the implementation of a water conservation plan and drought contingency plan, as applicable, by certain entities.
Relating to the evaluation by the Texas Water Development Board of applications for financial assistance for certain retail public utilities.
Relating to the release of delinquent tax liens on manufactured homes.
Relating to the creation of an extension center of the Texas State Technical College System.
Relating to the Houston Community College System District service area.
Relating to the Texas Workforce Innovation Needs Program; authorizing a fee.
Relating to an individual's responsibilities following an accident reasonably likely to result in injury to or death of a person; imposing criminal penalties.
Relating to eligibility of municipalities to participate in the historic courthouse preservation and maintenance programs administered by the Texas Historical Commission.
Relating to the issuance of Foundation School Program license plates.
Relating to audit requirements of certain emergency services districts.
Relating to the determination of an applicant's eligibility for any program administered by the Health and Human Services Commission.
Relating to the intercollegiate athletics fee at Texas Southern University.
Relating to powers, duties, and services of entities serving counties.
Relating to expenditures made by emergency services districts.
Relating to municipal fire suppression standards in certain municipalities.
Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 358 as the Peace Officers Memorial Highway.
Relating to the creation of the Generation Park Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority.
Relating to the creation of Rock Prairie Management District No. 2; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to the creation of Rock Prairie Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments or fees.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Ellis County Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose taxes.
Relating to the name of The Woodlands Road Utility District No. 1, of Montgomery County, Texas, and to the administration, powers, and duties of the district.
Relating to water districts in Bandera County.
Relating to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to increase certain fees; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the boundaries of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 6 and 7.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Canyon Falls Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 of Denton County; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Old Celina Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to impose an assessment or fee.
Relating to the period for confirmation of the Williamson County Municipal Utility District No. 21.
Relating to the transfer of territory, assets, liabilities, and duties of the former Cuadrilla Improvement Corporation to the Lower Valley Water District.
Relating to powers of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority relating to certain wells.
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 537; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to the designation of the Officer Angel David Garcia Memorial Interchange.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 402 regarding road projects.
Relating to the creation of Kendleton Improvement District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Requesting the creation of a joint interim committee to study education policy as it relates to developing a skilled workforce.
Requesting the creation of a joint interim committee to study recruiting firearms and ammunition manufacturers to Texas.
Designating April as Texas Personal Financial Literacy Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.
Designating the city of Mansfield as the Pickle Capital of Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.