REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
March 26, 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 to provide that the governor, and the lieutenant governor when acting as governor, retain executive authority unless unavailable as provided by law.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
Urging Congress to restore the presumption of a service connection for Agent Orange exposure to United States Navy and United States Air Force veterans who served on the inland waterways, in the territorial waters, and in the airspace of the Republic of Vietnam and to institute a presumption of connection to employment for civilians exposed to Agent Orange in their workplaces.
Recognizing the annual Small Town Christmas celebration in the City of Bellville as the Official Small Town Christmas Event of Texas.
Recognizing November 4-8, 2013, and November 3-7, 2014, as Municipal Courts Week.
Relating to the recording of an informal settlement conference to resolve a complaint to the Texas Medical Board against a physician.
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 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 the delay in the implementation of the abolishment of small claims courts.
Relating to the cancer prevention and research fund.
Relating to access to birth records of certain adopted children.
Relating to notice requirements for gas utilities entering certain real property; providing an administrative penalty.
Relating to equal opportunity for access by private and parochial school students to certain University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.
Relating to the protection and care of persons who are elderly or disabled or who are children.
Relating to unlawful acts against and criminal offenses involving the Medicaid program.
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 authority of political subdivisions to offer certain deferred compensation plans to employees.
Relating to the terms of the public members of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.
Relating to the dismissal of complaints against property tax professionals.
Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned electric utilities.
Relating to the location of certain public sales of real property.
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 disposal of demolition waste from abandoned or nuisance buildings by certain local governments.
Relating to the disclosure by a court of criminal history record information that is the subject of an order of nondisclosure.
Relating to certain procedures regarding an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed in a noncapital felony case.
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 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 or releasee from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has violated a condition of release.
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 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 right of a person to enter the person's residence or former residence accompanied by a peace officer to recover certain personal property; providing penalties.
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 the integration of behavioral health and physical health services into the Medicaid managed care program.
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 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 Redevelopment 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 and other judicial personnel.
Relating to tracking career information for graduates of Texas medical schools and persons completing medical residency programs in Texas.
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 distribution of ale by certain brewers.
Relating to the distribution of beer by certain manufacturers.
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 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.
Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.
Relating to the operation of health care sharing ministries.
Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.
Relating to the applicability of certain provisions concerning the transfer of exotic species to certain transfers of water that supply populous areas.
Relating to the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association.
Relating to Public Utility Commission of Texas consideration of the rates for certain equalization surcharges and emergency service fees.
Relating to the repeal of certain offenses relating to certain occupations regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Relating to the regulation of money services businesses.
Relating to requirements regarding certain shareholder and policyholder dividends.
Relating to certain motor vehicle records excepted from disclosure under the Public Information Act.
Relating to quorums and meetings by teleconference of the Texas Bioenergy Policy Council and the Texas Bioenergy Research Committee.
Relating to the reporting of criminal disposition completeness percentage data.
Relating to the abolition of the state boot camp program.
Relating to permitting electronic delivery of certain documents in a criminal case.
Relating to the disposition of abandoned or unclaimed property seized at the time of certain arrests.
Relating to provisions in protective orders regarding pets and other companion animals; providing a penalty.
Relating to a program to recognize public schools with successful student health and fitness programs.
Relating to the payment of tuition for public high school students who participate in college credit programs.
Relating to payment of tuition to attend public schools for students holding certain United States student visas.
Relating to a physical assessment of students by a public school.
Relating to the hours of sale and consumption of wine at a winery.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers; changing a fee.
Relating to the provision of state death benefits to certain employees of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.
Relating to certain high school students serving as early voting clerks in an election.
Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties and civil restitution received by the attorney general.
Relating to methods used by an animal shelter to euthanize a dog or cat.
Relating to the definition of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders.
Relating to the definition of license holder in the Medical Practice Act.
Relating to the regulation of the practice of nursing.
Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs.
Relating to use of countywide polling places for certain elections.
Relating to authorization for biweekly installment payments for the compensation of certain justices, judges, and district attorneys.
Relating to the inclusion of the emblem of the veteran's branch of service on Disabled Veteran specialty license plates.
Relating to motorcycle training and the license requirements for a three-wheeled motorcycle; creating an offense.
Relating to authorizing local governments to participate in statewide technology centers.
Relating to certain economic development programs administered by the Department of Agriculture.
Relating to family cost share provisions in the early childhood intervention program.
Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.
Relating to certain authorized investments under the Insurance Code.
Relating to the penalty for the offense of leaving the scene of an accident that involves personal injury or death.
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of breach of computer security.
Relating to access by a public institution of higher education to the criminal history record information of certain persons seeking to reside in on-campus housing.
Relating to the expiration of tuition equalization grant requirements for grants awarded before the 2005-2006 academic year.
Relating to the name of Texas State University--San Marcos.
Relating to own risk and solvency assessment by insurers and insurance groups; providing a penalty.
Relating to interest on commercial loans.
Relating to assignment of rents to holders of certain security interests in real property.
Relating to insurance rating and underwriting practices and declinations based on certain consumer inquiries.
Relating to certain obligations of and limitations on residential landlords.
Relating to rates for water service, to the transfer of functions relating to the economic regulation of water and sewer service from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel regarding the economic regulation of water and sewer service.
Relating to a defense to prosecution for criminal trespass.
Relating to the prosecution of certain criminal offenses involving theft or involving fraud or other deceptive practices.
Relating to the composition and duties of and investigations conducted by the Texas Forensic Science Commission, the administrative attachment of the Texas Forensic Science Commission to Sam Houston State University, and the accreditation of criminal laboratories by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.
Relating to conditions on the receipt of tuition and fee exemptions and waivers at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to a pilot program to improve student loan default rates and financial aid literacy among postsecondary students.
Relating to reports of missing children or attempted child abductions and to education and training for peace officers regarding missing or exploited children.
Relating to the preference given by state and local governmental entities to agricultural products produced or grown in this state.
Relating to the use of a wireless communication device to provide evidence of motor vehicle financial responsibility.
Relating to all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles.
Relating to the purposes and designation of a transportation reinvestment zone.
Relating to the transfer of adult education and literacy programs from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Workforce Commission.
Relating to administrative penalties assessed by the Texas Workforce Commission against certain employers for failure to pay wages.
Relating to the requirement that an unemployed individual be actively seeking work to be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits.
Relating to authorizing certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.
Relating to the regulation of industrialized housing.
Relating to the marketing of certain alcoholic beverages by manufacturers and their agents; providing for a permitting fee.
Relating to the use of funds of certain municipal hospital authorities.
Relating to the enforcement of water conservation and animal care and control ordinances of a municipality by civil action or quasi-judicial enforcement; providing civil penalties.
Relating to assessment collection in certain public improvement districts.
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 531; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 530; 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. 171; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
Relating to establishing the Citizens' Star of Texas Award.
Relating to the development, hosting, and management of computer software for state agencies.
Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.
Relating to training for school district and open-enrollment charter school liaisons who assist students in the conservatorship of the state with school enrollments and transfers.
Relating to the collection of data through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) as to the foster care status of public school students.
Relating to end-of-course assessment instruments administered to public high school students and other measures of secondary-level performance.
Relating to certain residential and other structures and mitigation of loss to those structures resulting from natural catastrophes; providing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Defense Superior Service Medal.
Relating to building code standards for new residential construction in the unincorporated area of a county.
Relating to the audit of court registry funds in certain counties.
Relating to the use of certain tax revenue to enhance and upgrade convention center facilities, multipurpose arenas, multiuse facilities, and related infrastructure in certain municipalities.
Relating to the creation of a mental health jail diversion pilot program.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and the Windham School District and to the functions of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee.
Relating to an exception to the domicile requirement for issuance of a commercial driver's license for certain military personnel.
Relating to the eligibility requirements for certain occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience.
Relating to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment.
Relating to installment agreements for the payment of delinquent ad valorem taxes.
Relating to visitation for certain children in the temporary managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to the occupational licensing of spouses of members of the military and the eligibility requirements for certain occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of prescribed pediatric extended care centers; providing penalties; imposing fees.
Relating to procedures for the placement of children with certain relatives or other designated caregivers.
Relating to requiring permanency planning meetings for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to minimum standards for abortion facilities.
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning special districts, including conforming amendments.
Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 82nd Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Pension Review Board.
Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
Relating to the governor's executive authority while traveling outside of the state.
Relating to management of a coordinated county transportation authority.
Relating to the delay in the implementation of the abolishment of small claims courts.