REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
April 3, 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.
Designating the first Tuesday in March as Texas Assisted Living Awareness 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 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 unlawful acts against and criminal offenses involving the Medicaid program.
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 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 a prohibition on the use of a tanning facility by a minor.
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 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 liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.
Relating to the reporting of criminal disposition completeness percentage data.
Relating to permitting electronic delivery of certain documents in a criminal case.
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 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 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 transfer of adult education and literacy programs from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Workforce Commission.
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 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 an exception to the domicile requirement for issuance of a commercial driver's license for certain military personnel.
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 licensing and regulation of prescribed pediatric extended care centers; providing penalties; imposing fees.
Relating to 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 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 in camera review and filing of the information at issue in a suit filed under the public information law.
Relating to certain records and supporting affidavits filed as evidence in certain actions.
Relating to the peace officers authorized to operate an authorized emergency service vehicle used to conduct a police escort.
Relating to the change of the name of the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Relating to the correction of employment termination reports for law enforcement officers.
Relating to the monthly fee a defendant must pay during a period of community supervision.
Relating to an exemption for persons who sell certain burglar and fire alarm components from the requirement to be licensed as an air conditioning and refrigeration contractor.
Relating to the business, supervision, and regulation of state savings and loan associations and state savings banks; providing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the registration and use of marks, including trademarks and service marks.
Relating to the punishment for the offense of tampering with certain governmental records based on certain reporting for school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.
Relating to suspending public school accountability ratings and certain interventions and sanctions for the 2012-2013 school year.
Relating to the removal from office of a member of the board of trustees of an independent school district.
Relating to the authority of the commissioner of education to issue subpoenas and conduct accreditation investigations.
Relating to attendance at and completion of high school by students who are in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to boll weevil eradication activities and programs.
Relating to the statewide critical infrastructure protection strategy.
Relating to allowing the attorney general to obtain an injunction against a municipality or county that adopts prohibited regulations regarding firearms, ammunition, or firearm supplies.
Relating to the regulation of dangerous wild animals.
Relating to homeland security strategy.
Relating to economic development incentives for firearms manufacturers, firearms accessory manufacturers, and ammunition manufacturers.
Relating to the irrigation powers and functions of certain water districts.
Relating to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's regulation of wells with limited production capabilities.
Relating to the McMullen Groundwater Conservation District.
Relating to land reclamation projects using tires.
Relating to the regulation and enforcement of dam safety by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Relating to water conservation.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for certain Operation Enduring Freedom veterans.
Relating to the content of a notice provided to an owner or lienholder of a vehicle towed to a vehicle storage facility.
Relating to the use of real property by the University of Houston--Sugar Land.
Relating to specialty license plates issued to retired members of the United States armed forces.
Relating to the right to terminate a lease and avoid liability by a victim of certain sexual offenses or stalking.
Relating to the authority of a statutory probate court in Collin County to hear and determine certain matters pending in a district or statutory county court.
Relating to the election of directors of certain electric cooperatives.
Relating to electric utility bill payment assistance programs for certain veterans burned in combat.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Preservation Board.
Relating to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation.
Relating to unemployment compensation eligibility and chargebacks regarding certain persons who leave work to attend training.
Relating to the sales and use tax consequences of economic development agreements in certain municipalities.
Relating to the rate of the hotel occupancy tax in certain counties.
Relating to written electronic communications between members of a governmental body.
Relating to the duties of the Department of Information Resources regarding cybersecurity.
Relating to the appointment of a state cybersecurity coordinator.
Relating to the Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic Development Council.
Relating to reports and other information required of or held by institutions of higher education.
Relating to the prosecution of children accused of certain Class C misdemeanors.
Relating to the intentional display of a handgun by a person licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
Relating to the prosecution of certain misdemeanor offenses committed by children and to school district law enforcement.
Relating to discovery in a criminal case.
Relating to certain business entities engaged in the publication of mug shots and other information regarding the involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to electronic transmission of documentation involved in certain insurance transactions.
Relating to first-party indemnity coverage purchased by insurance purchasing groups.
Relating to the establishment of a pharmacy school at The University of Texas at Tyler.
Relating to the electronic monitoring of residents at state supported living centers; providing criminal penalties.
Relating to distributing or prescribing abortion-inducing drugs; providing penalties.
Relating to the flexible response system for investigations of child abuse or neglect reports by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to voluntary and involuntary mental health services.
Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide specialized training to foster parents of certain children.
Relating to newborn hearing screening.
Relating to the regulation of the practice of pharmacy; authorizing fees.
Relating to extended foster care for certain young adults and the extended jurisdiction of a court in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving those young adults.
Relating to information about private health care insurance coverage and the health insurance exchange for individuals applying for certain Department of State Health Services health or mental health benefits, services, and assistance.
Relating to examination requirements for certain applicants for a license to practice medicine.
Relating to the documentary fee charged in connection with the sale of certain recreational vehicles and boats.
Relating to authorized charges and terms for certain consumer loans.
Relating to residential property insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
Relating to public and private facilities and infrastructure.
Relating to certain required notices under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act, including employer liability arising from failure to provide the notice.
Relating to real property within the Capitol complex.
Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance.
Relating to training, certification, and accreditation provided or regulated by the Texas Veterans Commission.
Relating to the display of the Honor and Remember flag.
Relating to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a driver's license or personal identification certificate.
Relating to the development of state agency information security plans.
Relating to an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program for adults 19 to 50 years of age.
Relating to a home loan program operated by the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2.
Relating to the period for confirmation and the terms of the temporary directors of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 102.
Relating to the period for confirmation and the terms of the temporary directors of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 104.
Relating to the period for confirmation and the terms of the temporary directors of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 117.
Relating to preliminary review of complaints filed with a county ethics commission.
Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 138; 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 Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 137; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the composition and powers of a governing body in certain municipalities.
Relating to authorizing broker agreements for the sale of real property by certain municipalities.
Relating to the regulation of energy efficiency professionals; providing penalties.
Relating to identity recovery services; imposing a fee.
Relating to the regulation of professional employer services; authorizing fees.
Relating to surplus lines insurance.
Relating to matching private grants given to enhance additional research activities at institutions of higher education.
Relating to providing transparency in the budget adoption process of municipalities and counties.
Relating to the confidentiality of certain autopsy records.
Relating to criminal history record information obtained or disseminated by certain private entities; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees.
Relating to procedures relating to the issuance and renewal of, and certain notice requirements associated with, certain deer permits.
Relating to referral of disputes for alternative dispute resolution, including victim-directed referrals; authorizing a fee.
Relating to authorizing certain persons to file documents electronically for recording with a county clerk.
Relating to the designation of a juvenile court and a program for certain juveniles who may be the victims of human trafficking.
Relating to the electronic filing system established by rule or order of the Texas Supreme Court; authorizing fees.
Relating to county participation in a program for improvement of collection of court costs, fees, and fines imposed in criminal cases.
Relating to creation of the Judicial Branch Certification Commission and the consolidation of judicial profession regulation; imposing penalties; authorizing fees.
Relating to the regulation of barbering and cosmetology; authorizing fees.
Relating to alcoholic beverage license applications and fees.
Relating to the office of inspector general of the Health and Human Services Commission.
Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking financial assistance benefits.
Relating to an exemption from the licensing requirement for certain persons who measure or fit orthoses under the supervision of a physician.
Relating to the provision of employment assistance and supported employment to certain Medicaid waiver program participants.
Relating to a list of mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention programs that may be selected for implementation by public schools.
Relating to the placement of video monitoring cameras in self-contained classrooms providing special education services.
Relating to inclusion of mental health concerns in existing state and local coordinated school health efforts.
Relating to training for public school educators in identifying mental health and suicide risks among students.
Relating to evaluating the performance, including computing dropout and completion rates, of public schools designated as dropout recovery schools.
Relating to allowing parents to petition for repurposing, alternative management, or closure of certain public school campuses.
Relating to the provision of credit by examination for public school students.
Relating to the operation of special student recovery programs by certain school districts.
Relating to reporting, standards, restrictions, and requirements regarding public school disciplinary actions.
Relating to the date by which a school district must complete a report of an initial evaluation of a student for special education services.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of entering students at public and private or independent institutions of higher education.
Relating to deadlines for proposals for adoption by certain districts or authorities of desired future conditions of relevant aquifers.
Relating to powers of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority relating to certain wells.
Relating to environmental or health and safety audits under the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act.
Relating to water well recordkeeping and reporting requirements, including the production and use of groundwater.
Relating to the management, operation, rulemaking authority, and oversight of groundwater conservation districts.
Relating to prohibited retaliation against certain state or local public employees for reporting to certain persons violations of law.
Relating to the production of the index of the parties to all suits by the clerk of a district court.
Relating to who is an employee for large and small employers for health benefit plans.
Relating to the liability of individuals providing labor or assistance to the Texas Forest Service in the performance of certain fire suppression duties.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Facilities Commission; authorizing fees.
Relating to the creation and operation of a park and recreation district in a county with frontage on the San Marcos River and to the authority of the district to collect fees; providing penalties.
Relating to commissioners court oversight of certain emergency services districts.
Relating to a prohibition on the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by local governments.
Relating to the authority of a property owners' association to regulate the use of certain lots for residential purposes.
Relating to charter schools and home-rule charter school districts, including establishment of the Charter School Authorizing Authority.
Relating to the purchase of plastic bulk merchandise containers by certain businesses; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to the deposit of assessments and fees collected for examination expenses.
Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system.
Relating to an application filed with a county commissioners court to revise a subdivision plat; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the abolition of the Office of State-Federal Relations.
Relating to the applicability of certain public works contracting requirements.
Relating to a contract for the acquisition of goods or services to which The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is a party.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the state employee charitable campaign.
Relating to security interests in oil and gas production and its proceeds.
Relating to the Calhoun County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to impose a voter-approved tax.
Relating to validating certain acts of the Lower Nueces River Water Supply District transferring real property rights.
Relating to the facilities to which Chapter 68, Water Code, applies.
Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Relating to the establishment of the statewide electronic filing system fund and to certain court fees and court costs to fund the account; imposing fees.
Relating to the renewal and extension and modification of a 99-year lease of certain state property to the City of Austin.