Bills Referred Today for 1/29/2013

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Tuesday

January 29, 2013





Committee referral on the following:


SJR 5 Campbell

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage.

State Affairs


SJR 6 Ellis

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing immediate additional revenue for the state budget by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes, and authorizing a limited state video lottery system to be operated at horse and greyhound racetracks and on Indian tribal lands.

State Affairs


SJR 7 Ellis

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case.

Criminal Justice


SJR 8 Ellis

Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for the Medicaid program to certain persons.

Health & Human Services


SJR 9 Nichols

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 110 percent on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead in the county.

Finance


SJR 10 Patrick/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes, to reduce public school district property taxes, and to fund the state's rainy day fund.

Finance


SJR 11 Rodríguez

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing elections for the recall of independent school district trustees.

State Affairs


SJR 12 Ellis/ Carona

Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and providing an expiration date for certain tax preferences.

Finance


SJR 13 Eltife

Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices.

State Affairs


SJR 14 Patrick

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 110 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year.

Finance


SJR 15 Patrick

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

Finance


SJR 16 Van de Putte

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action.

Finance


SJR 17 Estes

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods.

Finance


SJR 18 Carona

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend certain requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan.

Business & Commerce


SJR 19 Eltife/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment discontinuing the authority to issue bonded indebtedness on behalf of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Finance


SCR 1 Nelson

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

Administration


SCR 2 Ellis

Urging the United States Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution that overturns Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, establishing that the spending of money to influence elections shall not be construed as speech under the First Amendment, and clarifying that only natural persons are protected by constitutional rights.

State Affairs


SCR 3 Lucio

Urging Congress to rename the Harlingen Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic at Harlingen.

Administration


SCR 6 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.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 4 Fraser/ et al.

Relating to the administration and functions of the Texas Water Development Board.

Natural Resources


SB 101 Patrick/ et al.

Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenues.

Finance


SB 102 Patrick

Relating to the rollback tax rate of a taxing unit other than a school district and to voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.

Finance


SB 103 Patrick

Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting for judicial offices.

State Affairs


SB 104 West

Relating to the reapportionment of congressional districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission.

State Affairs


SB 105 West

Relating to the use of a wireless communication device or other portable electronic device to provide evidence of motor vehicle financial responsibility.

Transportation


SB 106 West

Relating to a requirement that the Sunset Advisory Commission conduct a study and make recommendations regarding certain tax preferences that relate to ad valorem taxes and that are required or authorized by the state.

Finance


SB 107 West

Relating to the disclosure by a court of criminal history record information that is the subject of an order of nondisclosure.

Criminal Justice


SB 108 West

Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs.

Jurisprudence


SB 109 West

Relating to the state low income housing plan and report developed by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 110 West

Relating to eligibility to file for compensation by persons wrongfully imprisoned.

State Affairs


SB 111 Lucio

Relating to the preservation of Texas Historical Use Buildings.

Government Organization


SB 112 Lucio

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

Business & Commerce


SB 113 Estes

Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax.

Finance


SB 114 Ellis

Relating to restrictions on the location and operation of concrete crushing facilities.

Natural Resources


SB 115 Williams

Relating to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities.

Education


SB 116 Hinojosa

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.

Government Organization


SB 117 Hinojosa

Relating to the right of a spouse to enter the marital residence accompanied by a peace officer under certain circumstances.

Jurisprudence


SB 118 Hinojosa

Relating to prohibiting an employer from requiring or requesting access to the personal accounts of employees and job applicants through electronic communication devices; establishing an unlawful employment practice.

Business & Commerce


SB 119 Rodríguez

Relating to the operation of special student recovery programs by certain school districts.

Education


SB 120 Rodríguez

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.

Higher Education


SB 121 Rodríguez

Relating to prohibited retaliation against state or local public employees for reporting to certain persons violations of law.

Open Government


SB 122 Rodríguez

Relating to the removal from office of a member of the board of trustees of an independent school district.

Education


SB 123 Rodríguez

Relating to the authority of the commissioner of education to issue subpoenas and conduct accreditation investigations.

Education


SB 124 Rodríguez

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.

Education


SB 125 Ellis

Relating to designated tuition.

Higher Education


SB 126 Nelson/ et al.

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

Health & Human Services


SB 127 Nelson

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

Health & Human Services


SB 128 Nelson

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

Health & Human Services


SB 129 Nelson

Relating to proper venue for filing an application for a protective order against family violence.

Jurisprudence


SB 130 Nelson

Relating to representation by prosecuting attorneys in proceedings for protective orders against family violence and in certain other actions.

Jurisprudence


SB 131 Nelson

Relating to the hours of sale and consumption of wine at a winery.

Business & Commerce


SB 132 Nelson/ Patrick

Relating to the contents and applicability of a school district's grading policy.

Education


SB 133 Nelson

Relating to the use of certain state property for community food gardens.

Natural Resources


SB 134 Nelson

Relating to health and physical education credits required for high school graduation.

Education


SB 135 Patrick/ et al.

Relating to the use of a public school student's performance on an end-of-course assessment instrument in determining the student's final grade for the course.

Education


SB 136 Ellis

Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production or carbon dioxide storage.

Natural Resources


SB 137 Rodríguez

Relating to the recall of members of school district boards of trustees.

State Affairs


SB 138 Zaffirini

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

Business & Commerce


SB 139 Eltife

Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 80 as the Sergeant Travis E. Watkins Memorial Highway.

Transportation


SB 140 Ellis/ Carona

Relating to a periodic review and expiration dates of state and local tax preferences.

Finance


SB 141 Huffman

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

Health & Human Services


SB 142 West

Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as a part of the sunset review process.

Finance


SB 143 Nelson/ et al.

Relating to programs designed to enhance medical education in this state.

Higher Education


SB 144 Williams

Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rates of certain taxing units.

Finance


SB 145 Williams

Relating to a credit or refund for diesel fuel taxes paid on diesel fuel used in this state by auxiliary power units or power take-off equipment.

Finance


SB 146 Williams

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.

Higher Education


SB 147 Deuell

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

Business & Commerce


SB 148 Williams/ Nichols

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

State Affairs


SB 149 Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Health & Human Services


SB 150 Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the cancer prevention and research fund.

Health & Human Services


SB 151 Nelson/ Huffman/ Rodríguez/ West/ et al.

Relating to the practice of dentistry, including the regulation of dental service organizations; providing an administrative penalty.

Health & Human Services


SB 152 Nelson

Relating to the protection and care of persons who are elderly or disabled or who are children.

Health & Human Services


SB 153 Nelson

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

Health & Human Services


SB 154 Patrick

Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

Finance


SB 155 Patrick

Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of commercial or industrial real property.

Finance


SB 156 West

Relating to achievement benchmarks in fiscal notes and to legislative review of those benchmarks.

Administration


SB 157 Hegar

Relating to the Parrie Haynes Trust.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 158 Carona

Relating to the average price below which a newspaper is exempt from the sales tax.

Finance


SB 159 Carona

Relating to the definition of an authorized emergency vehicle.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 160 Huffman

Relating to the identification of a person as an election poll watcher.

State Affairs


SB 161 Patrick

Relating to the computation of the franchise tax by certain taxable entities that rent or lease equipment.

Finance


SB 162 Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to the occupational licensing of members of the military and spouses of members of the military.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 163 Van de Putte

Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action.

Finance


SB 164 Van de Putte

Relating to the issuance to veterans of specially marked licenses to carry a concealed handgun and specially marked personal identification certificates.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 165 Van de Putte

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to officers of the United States armed forces who graduated from certain United States military academies.

Transportation


SB 166 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.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 167 Deuell

Relating to safety training for employees of certain contractors with a governmental entity.

State Affairs


SB 168 Fraser

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

Natural Resources


SB 169 Hegar

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

Economic Development


SB 170 West

Relating to building code standards for new residential construction in the unincorporated area of a county.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 171 West

Relating to the establishment of a workgroup to study the use by state agencies of a uniform application form following disasters.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 172 Carona

Relating to diagnosing the reading development and comprehension of public school kindergarten students.

Education


SB 173 Estes

Relating to prohibiting the use of radio frequency identification technology to transmit information regarding public school students.

Education


SB 174 Estes

Relating to the protection of stray bison.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 175 Estes

Relating to the allocation of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods.

Finance


SB 176 Carona

Relating to the distribution of certain consultants' reports.

Open Government


SB 177 Nichols

Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education and Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Finance


SB 178 Davis

Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts with governmental entities.

State Affairs


SB 179 Paxton/ Patrick

Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the franchise tax.

Finance


SB 180 Van de Putte

Relating to the repurchase of real property from an entity with eminent domain authority.

State Affairs


SB 181 Hegar

Relating to the use of a wireless communication device to provide evidence of motor vehicle financial responsibility.

Transportation


SB 182 Birdwell/ Campbell/ Deuell/ Eltife/ Estes/ et al.

Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

Criminal Justice


SB 183 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 184 Carona

Relating to extending claim-handling deadlines after certain emergency declarations.

Business & Commerce


SB 185 Deuell

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

Education


SB 186 Carona

Relating to the abatement of mosquitoes in stagnant water located on certain uninhabited residential property.

Health & Human Services


SB 187 Huffman

Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age.

Criminal Justice


SB 188 Huffman

Relating to interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications for law enforcement purposes.

Criminal Justice


SB 189 Huffman

Relating to the eligibility of certain inmates convicted of injury to a child for release to mandatory supervision.

Criminal Justice


SB 190 Huffman

Relating to the prescription and pharmaceutical substitution of biological products.

Health & Human Services


SB 191 Birdwell/ Nelson

Relating to requirements for cash withdrawals from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits accounts.

Health & Human Services


SB 192 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 193 West

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

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 194 West

Relating to ingress and egress access by emergency vehicles in certain new residential subdivisions.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 195 Watson

Relating to the maintenance by the Legislative Budget Board of a searchable database containing certain budget information.

Finance


SB 196 Watson

Relating to the Business Tax Advisory Committee.

Finance


SB 197 Watson

Relating to procedures applicable to adoption of the public school curriculum by the State Board of Education.

Education


SB 198 Watson

Relating to restrictive covenants regulating drought-resistant landscaping or water-conserving turf.

Natural Resources


SB 199 Watson

Relating to the evaluation by applicants for permits for certain electric generating facilities of water-efficient cooling technologies.

Natural Resources


SB 222 Watson

Relating to the venue for prosecution of certain computer crimes.

Criminal Justice


SB 223 Watson

Relating to designation of certain vehicles of the Texas Division of Emergency Management as authorized emergency vehicles.

Transportation


SB 224 Seliger

Relating to the availability of money from the economic stabilization fund to be used for the purposes of projects in the state water plan.

Finance


SB 225 Seliger

Relating to curriculum and end-of-course assessment requirements for high school graduation.

Education


SB 226 Hegar

Relating to the operation of a golf cart or utility vehicle on a public highway in certain counties.

Transportation


SB 227 Williams

Relating to the dispensation of aesthetic pharmaceuticals by physicians.

Health & Human Services


SB 228 Williams

Relating to the regulation of the practice of public accountancy.

Business & Commerce


SB 229 Davis

Relating to an exception to the domicile requirement for issuance of a commercial driver's license for certain military personnel.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 230 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 231 Carona

Relating to the applicability of certain concealed handgun laws to certain associate judges.

Criminal Justice


SB 232 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 233 Patrick

Relating to the use of funds of certain municipal hospital authorities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 235 Fraser/ et al.

Relating to the creation of regional authorities for water infrastructure projects.

Natural Resources


SB 236 Hinojosa

Relating to the hours of sale for liquor.

Business & Commerce


SB 237 Van de Putte

Relating to the prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Economic Development


SB 238 Van de Putte

Relating to the awarding of the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 239 Van de Putte

Relating to combination resident hunting and fishing licenses for military personnel.

Natural Resources


SB 240 Van de Putte

Relating to public school accountability and end-of-course assessment instruments.

Education


SB 241 Carona

Relating to the authority of an electric customer to choose not to have a utility's advanced meter.

Business & Commerce


SB 242 Carona

Relating to the eligibility requirements for certain occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 243 Davis

Relating to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 244 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 245 West

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

Health & Human Services


SB 246 West

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

Jurisprudence


SB 247 Carona

Relating to the transfer of an ad valorem tax lien.

Business & Commerce


SB 248 Davis

Relating to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation.

Economic Development


SB 249 Patrick

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of breach of computer security.

Criminal Justice


SB 250 West

Relating to the requirements of using certain technology to conduct certain mental health hearings or proceedings.

Jurisprudence


SB 251 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.

Jurisprudence


SB 252 West

Relating to certain procedures regarding an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed in a noncapital felony case.

Criminal Justice


SB 253 Deuell

Relating to newborn screening for congenital heart defects.

Health & Human Services


SB 254 Deuell

Relating to the satisfaction of a condition of community supervision requiring performance of community service.

Criminal Justice


SB 255 Deuell

Relating to the creation of a voluntary consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the group benefits program provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents.

State Affairs


SB 256 Deuell

Relating to tracking career information for graduates of Texas medical schools.

Higher Education


SB 257 Deuell

Relating to notice of inaccurate payment or nonpayment of certain claims under certain health benefit plans.

State Affairs


SB 258 Deuell

Relating to the authority of a psychologist to delegate the provision of certain care to a person under the psychologist's supervision, including a person training to become a psychologist.

Health & Human Services


SB 259 Carona

Relating to telecommunications services and markets.

Business & Commerce


SB 260 Davis/ Van de Putte

Relating to the absence of a student from school to visit with a parent or guardian who will be or has been deployed on military duty.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 261 Hinojosa

Relating to instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators in secondary education curriculum.

Education


SB 262 Huffman

Relating to the reporting of criminal disposition completeness percentage data.

Criminal Justice


SB 263 Huffman

Relating to the designation of certain synthetic cannabinoids as controlled substances and controlled substance analogues under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

Criminal Justice


SB 264 Huffman

Relating to the addition of a synthetic hallucinogenic substance to Penalty Group 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

Criminal Justice


SB 265 Huffman

Relating to bond requirements for county officers and employees.

Intergovernmental Relations