REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
May 24, 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.
Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations of revenue.
Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the reduction of amounts paid by Texans to provide health care to the uninsured if Medicaid eligibility is expanded in accordance with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; requiring hospital district and county tax rate reductions.
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 development regulations for certain unincorporated areas located near the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry; providing a penalty.
Relating to the satisfaction of annual renewable energy requirements by certain utilities.
Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.
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 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 access to birth records of certain adopted children.
Relating to equal opportunity for access by private and parochial school students to certain University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.
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 the period during which an employee may file a claim for unpaid wages with the Texas Workforce Commission.
Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.
Relating to the development, hosting, and management of computer software for state agencies.
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 building code standards for new residential construction in the unincorporated area of a county.
Relating to minimum standards for abortion facilities.
Relating to the governor's executive authority while traveling outside of the state.
Relating to the regulation and enforcement of dam safety by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
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 unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation.
Relating to distributing or prescribing abortion-inducing drugs; providing penalties.
Relating to the electronic filing system established by rule or order of the Texas Supreme Court; authorizing fees.
Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system.
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 a requirement that students at an open-enrollment charter school recite the pledges of allegiance to the United States flag and the state flag.
Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 35W as the Cesar Chavez Memorial Freeway.
Relating to the shared work unemployment compensation program.
Relating to the use by a medical examiner of certain medical waste and autopsy records.
Relating to public school performance ratings that reflect acceptable and unacceptable performance.
Relating to the recognition and validity of a license to carry a concealed handgun issued by another state.
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child.
Relating to the Corn Hill Regional Water Authority.
Relating to an animal identification program.
Relating to access to certain archaic information.
Relating to use of the money from the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas emerging technology fund to benefit certain historically underutilized businesses.
Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in certain public entertainment facilities.
Relating to attaining reserve capacity margins in power regions to meet expected peak demand.
Relating to the certification of sheriffs and deputy sheriffs to enforce commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain counties.
Relating to the replatting of a subdivision without vacating the preceding plat in certain municipalities.
Relating to the authority of a county to advertise on leased vehicles.
Relating to the Weatherford College District service area.
Relating to the temporary licensing of a dentist who performs voluntary charity care.
Relating to the display of flags at half-staff at state buildings to honor service members killed in action.
Relating to the approval of certain alcoholic beverages by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in certain family law proceedings.
Relating to the provision of electronic courses in public schools, the state virtual school network, and school district digital capabilities.
Relating to the regulation of game rooms in certain counties; providing penalties; authorizing a fee.
Relating to water management planning by the Lower Colorado River Authority.
Relating to use of telemedicine in certain trauma facilities.
Relating to clarifying liability and damages for certain liens placed on and certain court records of real property.
Relating to the determination that a voter is deceased.
Relating to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program.
Relating to the fraudulent use of identifying information by certain sex offenders; providing criminal penalties.
Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.
Relating to creating a disadvantaged business assistance program to be operated by the Texas Department of Transportation.
Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act.
Relating to the membership of and the beef marketing, education, research, and promotion programs of the Texas Beef Council.
Relating to the reformation of the sentences of juveniles convicted of capital felonies.
Relating to orders of nondisclosure issued for records of certain fine-only misdemeanors; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Education Agency and to the abolition of the State Board for Educator Certification and the transfer of its functions to the Texas Education Agency; changing the amounts of certain fees and providing for the ad valorem tax rate to be imposed after annexation of an insolvent or inoperative school district.
Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on applications for certain environmental permits.
Relating to the administration of oaths and issuance of subpoenas in an arbitration proceeding involving firefighters or police officers in certain political subdivisions.
Relating to requirements for physicians who perform abortions; creating an offense.
Relating to civil penalties under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.
Relating to the procedural requirements for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on applications for production area authorizations.
Relating to the authority of a county to establish a centralized sex offender registration authority.
Relating to the authority of certain counties and the General Land Office to temporarily close a beach or beach access point.
Relating to the administration of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
Relating to determination of the amount of certain child support obligations.
Relating to a prohibition of employment of a member or former member of the State Board of Education by an open-enrollment charter school; providing a penalty.
Relating to the authority of a county to deposit fees collected by a county bail bond board in a separate county fund.
Relating to the establishment of a down payment assistance program by the manufactured housing division of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the purchase of manufactured homes by low-income individuals and families.
Relating to the territory of the East Aldine Management District.
Relating to the dissolution of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 213; the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 213-A; the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 213-B; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to comprehensive development agreements for the financing, design, acquisition, construction, maintenance, or operation of certain passenger rail projects.
Relating to the creation of a regional food economy and food access task force.
Relating to the establishment of a community development grocery store and healthy corner store revolving loan fund program.
Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations of revenue.
Relating to the release by a sheriff of certain defendants to an electronic monitoring or house arrest program.
Relating to inclusion in school district improvement plans of policies to prevent dating violence and bullying.
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to file a lien for the costs of abatement of a floodplain ordinance violation; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to requiring municipalities to reimburse the Texas Department of Transportation for compensation paid for certain signs required to be relocated due to road construction.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of amusement redemption machines at certain locations; providing penalties.
Relating to the cost effects of expanding eligibility for medical assistance under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Relating to the determination of the boundaries of, and the enforcement of the law governing access to, public beaches.
Relating to distributed renewable generation and compensation for excess electricity generated by distributed renewable generation.
Relating to a pilot program for a three-year high school diploma plan and cost-neutral expansion of full-day prekindergarten programs.
Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting for judicial offices.
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 regulation of advanced meters and the interconnection of ERCOT with another grid; requiring a study on the health effects of advanced meters; authorizing an administrative penalty.
Relating to municipal swimming pool requirements for certain dwellings.
Relating to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits accounts.
Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and the FAIR Plan Association and the renaming of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association as the Texas Residual Insurance Plan.
Relating to the punishment for the offense of prostitution.
Relating to the financing of transportation projects; authorizing fees.
Relating to the electronic recording of certain statements made by an accused as a result of custodial interrogation.
Relating to the boundaries of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 6 and 7.
Relating to a drug testing requirement for a person elected to public elective office.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a county hotel occupancy tax.
Relating to the dissolution of the Parker County Utility District No. 1.
Relating to certain firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; providing an exemption from federal regulation and providing penalties.
Relating to the unlawful seizure of a firearm by a governmental officer or employee; providing penalties.
Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the premises of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.
Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.
Relating to the business, supervision, and regulation of state savings and loan associations and state savings banks; providing a criminal penalty.
Relating to increasing the maximum rate at which certain municipalities may impose a hotel occupancy tax and to the use of revenue from that tax.
Relating to production requirements for holders of winery permits.
Relating to the use of a credit or charge card by certain state agencies to make certain purchases.
Relating to the criteria for commitment or detention of a person with mental illness.
Relating to the Texas emerging technology fund; redesignating the fund as the Texas Research Technology Fund.
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 recusal or disqualification of a statutory probate judge or other judge authorized to hear probate, guardianship, or mental health matters, and the subsequent assignment of another judge.
Relating to the sale and purchase of shark fins or products derived from shark fins; creating an offense.
Relating to water districts in Bandera County.
Relating to access to criminal history record information by a county tax assessor-collector.
Relating to enforcement of a lien against certain decedents' interests in real property.
Relating to a tax credit for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the release of extraterritorial jurisdiction by certain municipalities.
Relating to the display of the Honor and Remember flag.
Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of victim-offender mediation programs; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the recording of testimony before a grand jury.
Relating to events to educate students about Type 2 diabetes in certain school districts.
Relating to exotic, nongame, and dangerous wild animals; authorizing a fee.
Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax for certain political subdivision corporations.
Relating to confidential communications between an insurance carrier and a covered employer under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.
Relating to the payment of restitution for the taking of wildlife resources without the property owner's consent.
Relating to the annexation of certain territory by the Wise County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.
Relating to the public policy for the use of innovative and alternative water treatment technologies for water development purposes and to the establishment of the Texas Center for Innovative Desalination Technology.
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building Annex in the Capitol Complex the John G. Tower State Office Building.