Senate Floor Action for 3/13/2013



March 13, 2013

The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:

SB 24 (CS)Hinojosa/ Lucio/ Seliger/ Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a new university in South Texas within The University of Texas System.

SB 112 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to a requirement for and the contents of a declarations page required for certain standard insurance policy forms for residential property insurance.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 120 (CS)Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso as a component institution of the Texas Tech University System.

SB 274 (LC)Williams

Relating to permits for oversize and overweight vehicles in a certain county.

SB 466 Hinojosa/ Nichols

Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to participate in certain federal transportation programs.

SB 529 (LC)Ellis

Relating to the creation of the offense of installation, transfer, use, or possession of an automated sales suppression device or phantom-ware.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 413 Van de Putte/ Watson/ Zaffirini

Recognizing March 13, 2013, as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Texas Day at the State Capitol.

SR 437 West

Commending Boy Scouts of America Troop 8 on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 447 Ellis

Recognizing Michael Morton for being named a 2012 Texan of the Year.

SR 452 Rodríguez

In memory of Raymond L. Telles of El Paso.

SCR 29 Whitmire SP: Murphy

Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, and ending on Monday, March 18, 2013.

The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.

The following bills were passed on the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:

SCR 1 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Designating April as Water Safety Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.

SCR 6 (LC)Estes/ et al.

Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border during the 2012-2013 budget cycle.

SCR 12 (LC)Schwertner

Designating pecan pie as the official State Pie of Texas.

SCR 13 (LC)Deuell

Declaring the City of Canton to be the Walking Capital of Texas.

SB 50 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the Children's Policy Council, including the composition of the council.

SB 53 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the definition of "advanced life support" for the purposes of providing emergency medical services.

SB 60 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to authorizing the placement of a security freeze on the consumer file or other record created or maintained by a consumer reporting agency regarding a person under 16 years of age.

SB 61 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the licensing and regulation of military physicians who provide voluntary charity health care.

SB 63 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to consent to the immunization of certain children.

SB 64 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to a policy on vaccine-preventable diseases for licensed child-care facilities.

SB 66 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to the child fatality review team committee.

SB 67 (LC)Nelson

Relating to reporting requirements for institutions of higher education conducting human stem cell research.

SB 68 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to a request for a waiver of the waiting period before human remains may be cremated.

SB 109 (CS) (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to a housing plan developed and certain housing information collected and reported by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

SB 111 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the designation of Texas Historical Use Buildings.

SB 126 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a mental health and substance abuse public reporting system.

SB 127 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to the creation of certain funding formulas and policies and to certain public health evaluations by the Department of State Health Services.

SB 128 (LC)Nelson

Relating to criminal history record information concerning certain applicants and clients of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.

SB 138 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to procedures for filing complaints with, and providing notice of certain violations to, the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists.

SB 141 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to the requirements for issuance of a license to practice orthotics and prosthetics.

SB 147 (LC)Deuell

Relating to the amount of outstanding total liability of a mortgage guaranty insurer.

SB 148 (CS) (LC)Williams/ Nichols

Relating to certain legal advice or legal services rendered to certain public servants.

SB 153 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the amounts of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain health facilities.

SB 157 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the Parrie Haynes Trust.

SB 159 (LC)Carona

Relating to the definition of an authorized emergency vehicle.

SB 166 (CS) (LC)Deuell/ et al.

Relating to the use by certain health care providers of electronically readable information from a driver's license or personal identification certificate.

SB 168 (LC)Fraser

Relating to the election of members of the board of directors of the Central Texas Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 169 (LC)Hegar

Relating to ballot language for an election to approve and finance a municipal or county venue project.

SB 176 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the distribution of certain consultants' reports.

SB 183 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to certain inquiries made by the Texas Department of Insurance to insurers.

SB 185 (LC)Deuell

Relating to information regarding the number of public school students with dyslexia.

SB 192 (LC)Carona

Relating to access to criminal history record information by the banking commissioner.

SB 193 (LC)West

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property used to provide low-income and moderate-income housing.

SB 194 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to ingress and egress for access by emergency vehicles and for use during evacuations in certain new residential subdivisions.

SB 228 (LC)Williams

Relating to the regulation of the practice of public accountancy.

SB 230 (LC)Carona

Relating to the applicability of state law governing funds transfers to certain remittance transfers.

SB 232 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to use of the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry in connection with the regulatory authority of the consumer credit commissioner.

SB 244 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the administration, operation, supervision, and regulation of credit unions.

SB 245 (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to eligibility of children's advocacy centers for contracts to provide services for children and family members in child abuse and neglect cases.

SB 246 (LC)West

Relating to the electronic submission of a request for an attorney general opinion.

SB 251 (LC)West

Relating to an unsworn declaration made by an employee of a state agency or political subdivision in the performance of the employee's job duties.

SB 259 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to telecommunications services and markets.

SB 265 (LC)Huffman

Relating to bond requirements for county officers and employees.

SB 268 (LC)Seliger

Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 287th Judicial District.

SB 273 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 206; providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

SB 279 (LC)Watson

Relating to certain information about high-value data sets provided by state agencies to the Department of Information Resources.

SB 283 (CS) (LC)Estes

Relating to the number of members of the Texas Historical Commission.

SB 288 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers.

SB 289 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the approval requirement for a rental-purchase agreement that includes a loss damage waiver provision.

SB 293 (LC)Williams

Relating to the authority of certain water districts to hold meetings by teleconference or videoconference.

SB 297 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts.

SB 306 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to consideration of a student receiving treatment in a residential facility for public school accountability purposes.

SB 327 (LC)Carona

Relating to termination of franchises to provide cable or video service in municipalities.

SB 328 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to entrepreneurs-in-residence at state agencies.

SB 349 (LC)Nichols

Relating to standards for power lines.

SB 350 (LC)Williams

Relating to the storage of certain imported alcoholic beverages.

SB 351 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the powers and duties of the Willow Point Municipal Utility District of Fort Bend and Waller Counties; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

SB 353 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the ability of an emergency shelter facility to provide shelter or care for an unaccompanied minor without a license.

SB 355 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the powers and duties of the Title IV-D agency regarding the establishment, collection, and enforcement of child support and in connection with an application for a marriage license or protective order; providing an administrative fine.

SB 359 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the selection of certain members of the board of directors of an appraisal district.

SB 362 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to the practice of cosmetology.

SB 364 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity.

SB 365 (LC)Carona

Relating to expedited credentialing for certain podiatrists providing services under a managed care plan.

SB 381 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the misuse of the name or symbols of the division of workers' compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance in a deceptive manner.

SB 382 (LC)Carona

Relating to the disbursement of county funds to a person owing delinquent property taxes.

SB 383 (LC)Carona

Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing the sale and use of certain refrigerants.

SB 389 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the imposition of court costs in certain criminal proceedings.

SB 390 (LC)West

Relating to the effective date of a new court cost or fee or of an amendment to the amount of a court cost or fee.

SB 391 (LC)West

Relating to a defendant's obligation to pay a fine or court cost after the expiration of a period of community supervision.

SB 397 (LC)Duncan

Relating to the statute of limitations for an action on a credit card account.

SB 398 (LC)Hancock

Relating to conforming the eligibility under a major events trust fund of a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Bowl Subdivision postseason event with the changes to the Bowl Championship Series system.

SB 406 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the delegation of prescriptive authority by physicians to and the supervision by physicians of certain advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants.

SB 408 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the confidentiality of certain complaints to and investigations by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 409 (LC)Watson

Relating to the issuance of an alcoholic beverage permit or license covering certain premises where a previous permit or license holder has been evicted.

SB 411 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to insurers' duty to provide information in a fraud investigation.

SB 412 (LC)Seliger

Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax for the maintenance, operation, and promotion of and improved access to a coliseum in the county; authorizing a tax.

SB 422 (LC)Duncan

Relating to service of citation on a financial institution.

SB 425 (LC)Nelson

Relating to foster care placement decisions made by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 426 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to a home visiting program for at-risk families.

SB 428 (LC)Nelson

Relating to background and criminal history checks for parents or other relatives of children in residential child-care facilities.

SB 429 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the dismissal or nonsuit of a suit to terminate the parent-child relationship filed by a governmental entity.

SB 447 (LC)Fraser

Relating to annual and special meetings of and election procedures for members of boards of directors for water supply or sewer service corporations.

SB 474 (LC)Carona

Relating to financing statements and other records under the secured transactions law.

SB 499 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the determination of actual damages to enable compensation from the manufactured homeowners' recovery trust fund.

SB 506 (LC)Watson

Relating to an exemption from registration and regulation requirements for steam cookers.

SB 512 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the specialized telecommunications assistance program.

SB 540 (LC)Carona

Relating to the regulation, registration, and certification of inspectors for elevators, escalators, and related equipment.

SB 562 (LC)Carona

Relating to the license qualifications and continuing education requirements for polygraph examiners.

SB 589 (LC)Hegar/ et al.

Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value.

SB 618 (LC)Carona

Relating to the elimination of the licensing and registration requirements for ringside physicians and timekeepers for combative sports events.

SB 631 (LC)Carona

Relating to certain statutory insurance deposit requirements.

SB 642 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to the holder of an industrial permit.

SB 652 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the transfer of alcoholic beverages for manufacturing purposes between certain permit and license holders.

SB 661 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to cemeteries and perpetual care cemetery corporations; creating an offense.

SB 699 (LC)Carona

Relating to the contents of an assumed name certificate filed by certain businesses or professionals.

SB 702 (LC)Hegar

Relating to certified and insured prescribed burn managers.

The following bills were removed from the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:

SB 473 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the regulation of temporary common worker employers; providing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.

Committee referral on the following:

SJR 48 Carona

Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a member of the legislature to obtain and file a report on the costs and benefits of a bill or amendment to impose or increase an occupational regulation.

Business & Commerce

SB 812 Eltife

Relating to the recovery of certain payments by motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors from motor vehicle dealers.


SB 1216 Eltife

Relating to the creation of a standard request form for prior authorization of health care services.

State Affairs

SB 1217 Patrick

Relating to the authority of a county to deposit fees collected by a county bail bond board in a separate county fund.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1218 Campbell

Relating to the proof of an applicant's identity and age required for the issuance of a marriage license.


SB 1219 Davis

Relating to a customer's right to privacy of smart meter collected data.

Business & Commerce

SB 1220 Paxton

Relating to the use of certain funds from the Texas Health Insurance Pool.


SB 1221 Paxton

Relating to use of a Medicaid-based fee schedule for reimbursement of services under a contract between a health care provider and certain health benefit plans.

State Affairs

SB 1222 Paxton

Relating to the control of conditional federal funds for state programs.


SB 1223 Taylor

Relating to an allotment under the public school finance system for the cost of windstorm and hail insurance.


SB 1224 Taylor

Relating to the use by a property owner of a common or contract carrier to send a payment, report, application, statement, or other document or paper to a taxing unit or taxing official.


SB 1225 Taylor

Relating to the facilities to which Chapter 68, Water Code, applies.

Natural Resources

SB 1226 Zaffirini

Relating to the establishment of an employment-first policy and task force that promote opportunities for individuals with disabilities to earn a living wage with competitive employment.

Health & Human Services

SB 1227 Rodríguez

Relating to the creation of an on-bill repayment program to encourage improvements to real property related to water efficiency; authorizing a fee.

Natural Resources

SB 1228 Estes

Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.


SB 1229 West

Relating to increases in the records archive fees and the records management and preservation fees charged by district and county clerks.


SB 1230 West

Relating to the urban land bank demonstration program in certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1231 West

Relating to the operation of certain condominium unit owners' associations.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1232 West

Relating to expanding eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and ensuring the provision of quality care under and the effectiveness of the medical assistance program.

Health & Human Services

SB 1233 Schwertner

Relating to a state animal identification program and the identification of animals vaccinated for or infected with brucellosis.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security

SB 1234 Whitmire

Relating to the establishment of progressive sanctions for students who fail to attend school and to the repeal of the offenses of failure to attend school and parent contributing to nonattendance.

Criminal Justice

SB 1235 West

Relating to guardianships, including assessments for and provision of guardianship services by the Department of Aging and Disability Services.


SB 1236 West

Relating to the extension of an emergency order for protective services for certain persons who are elderly or have disabilities.


SB 1237 Schwertner

Relating to referral of disputes for alternative dispute resolution, including victim-directed referrals; authorizing a fee.


SB 1238 Hinojosa/ Huffman

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.

Criminal Justice

SB 1239 Rodríguez

Relating to compensation for excess electricity generated by a retail electric customer's on-site generation.

Business & Commerce

SB 1240 Duncan

Relating to the partition of mineral interests of a charitable trust.


SB 1241 Hegar

Relating to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's regulation of wells with limited production capabilities.

Natural Resources

SB 1242 Hegar

Relating to certain provisions applicable to an optometrist, therapeutic optometrist, or ophthalmologist providing services under a managed care plan.

State Affairs

SB 1243 Hegar

Relating to the issuance of interest-bearing time warrants and certain notes by school districts.


SB 1244 Hegar

Relating to relating to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1245 West

Relating to child custody evaluations and adoption evaluations conducted and testimony provided in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; providing penalties; authorizing fees.


SB 1246 West

Relating to possession of or access to a child.


SB 1247 Carona

Relating to certain extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit access businesses; providing a civil penalty.

Business & Commerce

SB 1248 Carona

Relating to an amount charged by a dealer in connection with the sale of certain recreational vehicles and boats.

Business & Commerce

SB 1249 Carona

Relating to plugging, capping, repairing, or completing certain wells.

Natural Resources

SB 1250 Carona

Relating to the creation of an office of regulatory best practices in the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and the evaluation by the office of proposals by members of the legislature to regulate occupations.

Business & Commerce

SB 1251 Carona

Relating to authorized charges for certain consumer loans.

Business & Commerce

SB 1252 Patrick

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain tangible personal property and services related to mineral exploration and production.


SB 1253 Zaffirini

Relating to the relationship between Texas Department of Transportation toll projects and adjoining free roads.


SB 1254 Davis

Relating to lobbying by former state agency officers and executive heads; creating an offense.

State Affairs

SB 1255 Patrick

Relating to binding arbitration of an appraisal review board order determining a protest of an unequal appraisal of the owner's property.


SB 1256 Patrick

Relating to the requirements for a sale to be considered a comparable sale for ad valorem tax purposes.


SB 1257 Rodríguez

Relating to a settlement in a contested case involving an integrated utility operating outside of ERCOT in areas of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council.

Business & Commerce

SB 1258 Hinojosa

Relating to improving access to nursing education programs.

Higher Education

SB 1259 Rodríguez

Relating to the enforcement of an order to pay child support by contempt and the awarding of costs and fees in certain proceedings.


SB 1260 Rodríguez

Relating to the enforcement of spousal maintenance agreements and property distribution agreements incident to divorce or annulment.


SB 1261 Rodríguez

Relating to certain procedures in certain civil actions.

State Affairs

SB 1262 Rodríguez

Relating to the merger of housing authorities in certain municipalities and counties.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1263 Taylor/ Patrick

Relating to allowing parents to petition for repurposing, alternative management, or closure of certain public school campuses.


SB 1264 Hancock

Relating to the provision of 9-1-1 services; providing criminal penalties.

Business & Commerce

SB 1265 Nichols

Relating to the election of board members for emergency services districts in certain counties.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1266 Nichols

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 135; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1267 Nichols

Relating to the liability of individuals providing labor or assistance to the Texas Forest Service in the performance of certain fire suppression duties.

State Affairs

SB 1268 Lucio

Relating to recreational vehicles and recreational vehicle parks.

Business & Commerce

SB 1269 Lucio

Relating to authorizing home-taught driver education course providers to administer certain examinations required to obtain a driver's license.


SB 1270 West

Relating to prohibiting seeking or imposing the death penalty on the basis of a person's race.

Criminal Justice

SB 1271 Eltife

Relating to the regulation and enforcement of dam safety by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources

SB 1273 Watson

Relating to creating a commuter trip reduction pilot program for the Texas Department of Transportation.


SB 1274 Watson

Relating to the certification of sheriffs and deputy sheriffs to enforce commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain counties.


SB 1275 Watson

Relating to the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan motor vehicle purchase or lease incentive program.

Natural Resources

SB 1276 Watson

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy taxes in certain municipalities.

Economic Development

SB 1277 Watson

Relating to the right of certain municipalities to maintain local control over wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1278 Watson

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of solar energy property.


SB 1279 Watson

Relating to cost recovery for certain demand-side electric energy resources in the competitive electric market.

Business & Commerce

SB 1280 Watson

Relating to attaining reserve capacity margins in power regions to meet expected peak demand.

Business & Commerce

SB 1281 Rodríguez

Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens.

Business & Commerce

SB 1282 Duncan/ Seliger

Relating to deadlines for proposals for adoption by certain districts or authorities of desired future conditions of relevant aquifers.

Natural Resources

SB 1283 Eltife

Relating to transactions involving the assignment of rights in an individual's legal claim; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

State Affairs

SB 1284 Schwertner

Relating to the development and operation of advanced brackish desalination projects.

Natural Resources

SB 1285 Williams

Relating to the operation of the special prosecution unit.

Criminal Justice

SB 1286 Williams

Relating to the regulation of professional employer services.

Business & Commerce

SB 1287 Williams/ Taylor

Relating to the operation of all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles; creating an offense.


SB 1288 Williams

Relating to the disposition of fees collected by or on behalf of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; authorizing fees.


SB 1289 Williams

Relating to certain business entities engaged in the publication or other dissemination of mug shots and other information regarding the involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty.

Criminal Justice

SB 1290 Ellis

Relating to group health benefits coverage for dependents and family members of persons wrongfully imprisoned.

State Affairs

SB 1291 Ellis

Relating to the penalty for possession of certain small amounts of Penalty Group 1 controlled substances.

Criminal Justice

SB 1292 Ellis

Relating to DNA testing of biological evidence in certain capital cases.

Criminal Justice

SB 1293 West

Relating to creating a disadvantaged business assistance program to be operated by the Texas Department of Transportation.


SB 1294 Davis

Relating to the awarding of contracts by the Texas Department of Transportation to private sector providers.


SB 1295 Davis

Relating to state agency purchasing.

Government Organization

SB 1296 Taylor

Relating to the regulation of real estate inspectors.

Business & Commerce

SB 1297 Watson

Relating to written electronic communications between members of a governmental body.

Open Government

SB 1298 Hegar/ Patrick

Relating to the provision of electronic courses in public schools, electronic assessment of public school students, the state virtual school network, and school district digital capabilities.


SB 1299 Patrick

Relating to powers of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority relating to certain wells.

Natural Resources

SB 1300 Eltife

Relating to environmental or health and safety audits under the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act.

Natural Resources

SB 1301 Davis

Relating to granting and revoking licenses for open-enrollment charter schools and to exempting certain open-enrollment charter schools from assignment of a performance rating.


SB 1302 Davis

Relating to applicability of certain public school requirements to private schools that accept students with vouchers, tax credit scholarships, or certain other funding.


SB 1303 Davis

Relating to a comprehensive review by the Texas Education Agency of weights, allotments, and adjustments under the public school finance system.


SB 1304 Davis

Relating to a requirement for school districts to report disciplinary actions to the commissioner of education.


SB 1305 Davis

Relating to transportation within a school district of a student entitled to a public education grant.


SB 1306 Davis

Relating to the basic allotment for the Foundation School Program for the state fiscal year ending August 31, 2013; making an appropriation.


SB 1307 Davis

Relating to continuing education requirements for certain public school educators.


SB 1308 Davis

Relating to auditing and monitoring of performance under contracts for state-adopted assessment instruments administered to public school students.


SB 1309 Davis

Relating to assessment alternatives or accommodations for public school students in special education programs.


SB 1310 Davis

Relating to standards for school district, public school campus, and open-enrollment charter school performance ratings.


SB 1311 Davis

Relating to a review by the Texas Education Agency of certain assessment instruments administered to public school students.


SB 1312 Schwertner

Relating to the regulation and practice of veterinary medicine; authorizing a fee.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security

SB 1313 Schwertner

Relating to the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University.

Higher Education

SB 1314 Davis

Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 35W as the Cesar Chavez Memorial Freeway.


SB 1315 Whitmire

Relating to the exclusion of certain flow-through funds in determining total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax.


SB 1316 Whitmire

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child.

Criminal Justice

SB 1317 Whitmire

Relating to persons authorized to perform a marriage ceremony.


SB 1318 Lucio

Relating to optional fees imposed on vehicles registered in certain counties to fund transportation projects.


SB 1319 Lucio

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of the Texas Department of Transportation or a regional mobility authority.


SB 1320 Carona

Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

Business & Commerce

SB 1321 Duncan

Relating to the consideration of a life insurance policy in determining eligibility for medical assistance.

Health & Human Services

SB 1322 Van de Putte

Relating to the provision of ancillary services through limited services networks; providing penalties.

State Affairs

SB 1323 Seliger

Relating to the authority of a county to establish a centralized sex offender registration authority.

Criminal Justice

SB 1324 Seliger

Relating to the authority to organize volunteer safety groups at churches, synagogues, and other places of religious worship.

Criminal Justice

SB 1325 Seliger

Relating to Seminole Hospital District of Gaines County, Texas.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1326 Williams

Relating to disclaimers of estate property by certain beneficiaries.


SB 1327 Paxton

Relating to the reimbursement of utilities for relocation of utility facilities following improvement or construction of certain tolled highways.


SB 1328 Paxton

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.


SB 1329 Paxton

Relating to remedies for nonpayment of regional tollway authority tolls.


SB 1330 Estes

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for tangible personal property used to provide cable television service, Internet access service, or telecommunications services and to the exclusion of that property in certain economic development agreements.


SB 1331 Campbell

Relating to voting eligibility requirements for members of a metropolitan planning organization policy board.


SB 1332 Duncan

Relating to who is an employee for large and small employers for health benefit plans.

State Affairs

SB 1333 Carona

Relating to the creation of the Cotton Belt Rail Improvement District; providing authority to impose an assessment and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1334 Lucio

Relating to accounting and payoff statements for certain seller-financed residential loans; providing a penalty.

Business & Commerce

SB 1335 Lucio

Relating to an executory contract for the conveyance of real property; providing a penalty.

Business & Commerce

SB 1336 Lucio

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Commission on Immigration and Migration and a migrant worker visa pilot project.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security

SB 1337 Lucio

Relating to the powers of the governing body of a public utility in certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1338 Lucio

Relating to the delivery system reform incentive payment pool under the Medicaid reform waiver.

Health & Human Services

SB 1339 Duncan

Relating to contractual subrogation rights of certain insurers and benefit plan issuers.

State Affairs

SB 1340 Seliger

Relating to the temporary operation of a race track extension location.

State Affairs

SB 1341 Taylor

Relating to the authority of a county to advertise on leased vehicles.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1342 Davis

Relating to evidence of inequality of appraisal in judicial appeals of appraisal review board orders.


SB 1343 Hinojosa

Relating to the establishment of a regional center for public safety excellence in the Rio Grande Valley.

Higher Education

SB 1344 Hinojosa

Relating to public high school graduation, including curriculum requirements for graduation.


SB 1345 Hinojosa

Relating to the sale and distribution of certain alcoholic beverages.

Business & Commerce

SB 1346 Lucio

Relating to establishing a task force to design cultural competence education requirements for certain health education programs.

Higher Education

SB 1347 Lucio

Relating to the operation of certain managed care plans with respect to health care providers.

State Affairs

SB 1348 West

Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons.

Criminal Justice

SB 1349 West

Relating to the use of deadly force in defense of a person or property.

Criminal Justice

SB 1350 West

Relating to the motor vehicle inspection program; creating an offense; amending the amount of certain fees.


SB 1803 Huffman

Relating to the Office of the Inspector General.

Health & Human Services