REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
March 18, 2013
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items.
Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
Designating the first week of May as Texas Bison Week for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.
Designating September 12 as Mary Ann "Molly" Goodnight Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.
Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.
Relating to the administration and powers of the Red River Authority of Texas.
Relating to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Relating to the requirements of using certain technology to conduct certain mental health hearings or proceedings.
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 public high school graduation, including curriculum and assessment requirements for graduation and funding in support of certain curriculum authorized for graduation.
Relating to the provision and delivery of certain health and human services in this state, including the provision of those services through the Medicaid program and the prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse in that program and other programs.
Relating to the prescription and pharmaceutical substitution of biological products.
Relating to the regulation of certain child-care facilities and administrators of those facilities.
Relating to the regulation of temporary common worker employers; providing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.
Relating to authorizing certain current and former members of the state legislature to conduct a marriage ceremony.
Relating to certain information to which a social study evaluator is entitled in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship; providing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the delay in the implementation of the abolishment of small claims courts.
Relating to the cancer prevention and research fund.
Relating to improving the delivery and quality of certain health and human services, including the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term services and supports.
Relating to the election of members of the board of directors of the Benbrook Water Authority.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to officers of the United States armed forces who graduated from certain United States military academies.
Relating to designation of certain vehicles of the Texas Division of Emergency Management as authorized emergency vehicles.
Relating to the authority of certain transportation authorities to create a local government corporation.
Relating to passing certain vehicles on a highway; providing a penalty.
Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 80 as the Sergeant Travis E. Watkins Memorial Highway.
Relating to access to birth records of certain adopted children.
Relating to the electronic recording of proceedings in a statutory probate court in Collin County.
Relating to restricting access to records of children convicted of or receiving deferred disposition for certain fine-only misdemeanors.
Relating to consent by a minor to housing or care provided through a transitional living program.
Relating to formula funding for certain semester credit hours earned for dual course credit.
Relating to the number of semester credit hours required to earn an associate degree at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to applying credit earned by a student at a general academic teaching institution to an associate's degree at a lower-division institution of higher education previously attended by the student.
Relating to notice requirements for gas utilities entering certain real property; providing an administrative penalty.
Relating to restrictive covenants regulating drought-resistant landscaping or water-conserving natural turf.
Relating to the power of the North Fort Bend Water Authority to impose a charge on certain wells or classes of wells.
Relating to funding for the operations of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.
Relating to the contents and applicability of a school district's grading policy.
Relating to diagnosing the reading development and comprehension of public school kindergarten students.
Relating to equal opportunity for access by private and parochial school students to certain University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.
Relating to use of consistent terminology to refer to school counselors in the Education Code.
Relating to the detention and transportation of a person with a mental illness.
Relating to transitional living assistance and appropriate care settings for children with disabilities who reside in general residential operations.
Relating to the protection and care of persons who are elderly or disabled or who are children.
Relating to complaints filed with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy; authorizing fees.
Relating to verification of the unavailability of community day care before the Department of Family and Protective Services provides day-care assistance or services.
Relating to unlawful acts against and criminal offenses involving the Medicaid program.
Relating to extending a local behavioral health intervention pilot project.
Relating to the recording of an informal settlement conference to resolve a complaint to the Texas Medical Board against a physician.
Relating to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.
Relating to the term for the independent ombudsman for state supported living centers.
Relating to criminal history record checks for certain employees of facilities licensed by the Department of State Health Services.
Relating to the identification requirements of certain health care providers associated with a hospital.
Relating to the control of stray bison and other estrays.
Relating to granting limited state law enforcement authority to police officers with the Office of Security and Law Enforcement of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Relating to the sale by the Brazos River Authority of certain property at Possum Kingdom Lake.
Relating to the sale by the Brazos River Authority and regulation of certain real property in the immediate vicinity of Possum Kingdom Lake.
Relating to the identification of a person as an election poll watcher.
Relating to the authority of political subdivisions to offer certain deferred compensation plans to employees.
Relating to self-insurance funds established by governmental units.
Relating to the exercise of the power of eminent domain by certain authorized entities.
Relating to the filing by electronic mail of financial disclosures by certain county officers, county employees, or candidates for county office.
Relating to a limitation on liability for prescribed burning conducted on agricultural or conservation land.
Relating to the terms of the public members of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.
Relating to the revocation and reinstatement of an end user number for purposes of purchasing dyed diesel fuel.
Relating to the dismissal of complaints against property tax professionals.
Relating to the average price below which a newspaper is exempt from the sales tax.
General Appropriations Bill.
Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned electric utilities.
Relating to the exemption of certain property from seizure by creditors.
Relating to the requirements for elevators, escalators, and related equipment; providing penalties.
Relating to the refund of unearned premium for a personal automobile or residential property insurance policy.
Relating to the location of certain public sales of real property.
Relating to security deposit requirements for certain insurance companies.
Relating to revising provisions in certain laws governing certain banks and trust companies in this state to conform to changes in terminology made by the Business Organizations Code.
Relating to the regulation of banks, trust companies, and bank holding companies.
Relating to certain promotional practices not considered to be prohibited discrimination, rebates, or inducements in insurance.
Relating to the use of e-mail and website technology by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Relating to a notification requirement if a school counselor is not assigned to a public school campus.
Relating to the provision of and parental approval for a student's participation in human sexuality and family planning instruction in public schools.
Relating to the authority of certain conservation and reclamation districts to file an annual financial report with the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in lieu of filing an annual audit report.
Relating to the composition of the drought preparedness council.
Relating to the disposal of demolition waste from abandoned or nuisance buildings by certain local governments.
Relating to the administration and management of elections and public information of the El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1.
Relating to the creation of the Reeves County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees, surcharges, and taxes.
Relating to safety standards and practices applicable to the transportation by pipeline of certain substances.
Relating to the operation, powers, and duties of certain water districts.
Relating to the disclosure by a court of criminal history record information that is the subject of an order of nondisclosure.
Relating to interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications for law enforcement purposes.
Relating to the venue for prosecution of certain computer crimes.
Relating to certain procedures regarding an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed in a noncapital felony case.
Relating to a limited exception to the prohibition on releasing personal information about a juror collected during the jury selection process in certain cases.
Relating to certain information available to the public on a central database containing information about sex offenders.
Relating to the creation of a prostitution prevention program; authorizing a fee.
Relating to disciplinary standards and procedures applicable to grievances alleging certain prosecutorial misconduct.
Relating to the contracting authority of the Texas Historical Commission.
Relating to a review of cost savings to state agencies and institutions of higher education under energy savings performance contracts.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting by state agencies and institutions of higher education.
Relating to a prohibition against naming public property after certain former elected officials.
Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses.
Relating to the use of a polygraph statement as evidence that a defendant has violated a condition of release on community supervision.
Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age.
Relating to the qualifications of certain nonresident individuals to hold a surplus lines agent license.
Relating to electronic availability of certain property and casualty insurance forms.
Relating to business entities and associations.
Relating to the provision of insurance coverage for certain portable electronic devices.
Relating to the examination requirements for an insurance adjuster license.
Relating to technological efficiencies in the recording of certain open meetings.
Relating to proper venue for filing an application for a protective order against family violence.
Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 79th Judicial District.
Relating to specialty court programs in this state.
Relating to the procedure for an application for a writ of habeas corpus based on relevant scientific evidence.
Relating to the right of a spouse to enter the marital residence accompanied by a peace officer under certain circumstances.
Relating to representation by prosecuting attorneys in proceedings for protective orders against family violence and in certain other actions.
Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to integrating behavioral health and physical health services provided under the Medicaid program using managed care organizations.
Relating to a prohibition on the use of a tanning facility by a minor.
Relating to a utilization review process for managed care organizations participating in the STAR + PLUS Medicaid managed care program.
Relating to eliminating the requirement that certain schoolchildren be screened for abnormal spinal curvature.
Relating to training for certain employees of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to an electric utility surcharge to assist owners of certain historic structures with electric bill payments and to promote energy conservation and efficiency.
Relating to social purposes of a for-profit corporation and the consideration of social purposes and other interests by officers and directors of a for-profit corporation.
Relating to unemployment compensation eligibility and chargebacks regarding certain persons who are victims of sexual assault.
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to enhance and upgrade sports facilities in certain municipalities.
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to enhance and upgrade sports facilities in certain municipalities.
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 536; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Hidalgo County Water Control and Improvement District No. 19; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 458; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Improvement District No. 24; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 457; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
Relating to the creation of the Harris-Waller Counties Municipal Utility District No. 3; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 17; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 477; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
Relating to the board of the Lubbock Reese Development Authority.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 39; providing authority to impose a tax or fee and issue bonds.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 35; providing authority to impose a tax or fee and issue bonds.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 40; providing authority to impose taxes and fees and issue bonds.
Relating to the applicability of certain concealed handgun laws to certain associate judges.
Relating to tracking career information for graduates of Texas medical schools.
Relating to the authority of the Midland County Hospital District of Midland County, Texas, to employ and commission peace officers.
Relating to authorizing assessments for water and energy improvements in districts designated by municipalities and counties.
Relating to the sale of malt liquor, ale, and beer by the holder of a brewpub license.
Relating to the distribution of ale by certain brewers.
Relating to the distribution of beer by certain manufacturers.
Relating to the authority of certain brewers and manufacturers to sell beer and ale to ultimate consumers.
Relating to procedures for securing the deposit of public funds.
Relating to the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages.
Relating to the commitment of certain juveniles to local post-adjudication secure correctional facilities in certain counties and to the release under supervision of those juveniles.
Relating to the period during which an employee may file a claim for unpaid wages with the Texas Workforce Commission.
Relating to the imposition and collection of a penalty for fraudulently obtaining unemployment compensation benefits.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Fast Start Program to promote rapid delivery of workforce education and development.
Relating to certain required reports and other documents prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education.
Relating to fines and court costs imposed on a child in a criminal case.
Relating to the audit of certain river authorities.
Relating to notice of utility rate increases.