Bills Referred Today for 2/13/2013

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Wednesday

February 13, 2013





Committee referral on the following:


SJR 27 Birdwell

Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature.

Finance


SJR 28 Patrick

Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office.

State Affairs


SJR 29 Rodríguez

Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

State Affairs


SJR 30 Van de Putte

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature under certain limitations to specify the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans are entitled.

Finance


SJR 31 Davis

Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government.

Finance


SJR 32 Paxton

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision other than a school district to establish a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes that the political subdivision may impose on the residence homesteads of persons who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses.

Finance


SCR 10 Seliger

Designating September 12 as Mary Ann "Molly" Goodnight Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.

Administration


SB 13 Duncan

Relating to the State Pension Review Board and public retirement systems; authorizing a fee.

State Affairs


SB 14 Williams

Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of certain entities responsible for public money.

Finance


SB 379 Deuell

Relating to information for prevention of sudden cardiac arrest affecting public school students participating in interscholastic athletics.

Education


SB 380 Schwertner

Relating to the recording of an informal settlement conference to resolve a complaint to the Texas Medical Board against a physician.

Health & Human Services


SB 381 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.

State Affairs


SB 382 Carona

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

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 383 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 384 Carona

Relating to the offense of failure to report abuse or neglect of a child.

Criminal Justice


SB 385 Carona

Relating to authorizing assessments for water and energy improvements in districts designated by municipalities and counties.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 386 Davis

Relating to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Health & Human Services


SB 387 Nichols

Relating to county participation in a program for improvement of collection of court costs, fees, and fines imposed in criminal cases.

Jurisprudence


SB 388 Nichols

Relating to county participation in a program for improvement of collection of court costs, fees, and fines imposed in criminal cases.

Jurisprudence


SB 389 West

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

Jurisprudence


SB 390 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.

Jurisprudence


SB 391 West

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

Jurisprudence


SB 392 West

Relating to notice to the attorney general of challenges to the constitutionality of Texas statutes.

State Affairs


SB 393 West

Relating to the deferral of prosecution of children accused of certain Class C misdemeanors.

Jurisprudence


SB 394 West

Relating to restricting access to records of children convicted of or receiving deferred disposition for certain fine-only misdemeanors.

Jurisprudence


SB 395 West

Relating to fines and court costs imposed on a child in a criminal case.

Jurisprudence


SB 396 Hegar

Relating to the provision of state death benefits to certain employees of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 397 Duncan

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

State Affairs


SB 398 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.

Economic Development


SB 399 Hancock

Relating to the confidentiality of certain communications involving an ombudsman program established by an employer as an alternative dispute resolution service.

Business & Commerce


SB 400 Hancock

Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in certain public entertainment facilities.

Business & Commerce


SB 401 Lucio

Relating to a notification requirement if a counselor is not assigned to a public school campus.

Education


SB 402 Rodríguez

Relating to the regulation of the practice of physical therapy.

Health & Human Services


SB 403 Zaffirini

Relating to the establishment of a community development grocery store and healthy corner store revolving loan fund program.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 404 Schwertner

Relating to complaints filed with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy; authorizing fees.

Health & Human Services


SB 405 Hegar

Relating to the applicability of state law regulating the decommissioning costs of certain newly constructed commercial nuclear-powered electric generating facilities.

Business & Commerce


SB 407 Carona

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.

Business & Commerce


SB 408 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 409 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.

Business & Commerce


SB 410 Watson

Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned electric utilities.

Business & Commerce


SB 411 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 412 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.

Economic Development


SB 413 Deuell

Relating to medical care and public health services provided by a health care professional in a licensed freestanding emergency medical care facility.

Health & Human Services


SB 414 Ellis/ et al.

Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

Higher Education


SB 415 Ellis

Relating to the establishment of a community development grocery store revolving loan fund program.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 416 Ellis

Relating to restrictions on access to certain personal online accounts through electronic communication devices by employers or public or private institutions of higher education; establishing an unlawful employment practice.

Business & Commerce


SB 417 Ellis

Relating to public access to personal financial statements filed by candidates for and holders of state office and state chairs of political parties.

State Affairs


SB 418 Ellis

Relating to a notification requirement if a public school campus or open-enrollment charter school does not have a nurse assigned to the campus during all instructional hours.

Education


SB 419 Zaffirini

Relating to the creation of a central database for and health and human services agency investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, and exploitation violations and rights violations at certain facilities operated in this state.

Health & Human Services


SB 420 West

Relating to disproportionate discretionary disciplinary action by school districts against students of a particular race or students enrolled in a special education program.

Education


SB 421 Zaffirini

Relating to the Texas System of Care and the development of local mental health systems of care for certain children.

Health & Human Services


SB 422 Duncan

Relating to service of citation on a financial institution.

State Affairs


SB 423 Nelson

Relating to the flexible response system for investigations of child abuse or neglect reports by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services


SB 424 Nelson

Relating to the administration and monitoring of certain medications provided to foster children.

Health & Human Services


SB 425 Nelson

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

Health & Human Services


SB 426 Nelson

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

Health & Human Services


SB 427 Nelson

Relating to the regulation of certain child-care facilities and administrators of those facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 428 Nelson

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

Health & Human Services


SB 429 Nelson

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

Health & Human Services


SB 430 Nelson

Relating to verification of the unavailability of community day care before the Department of Family and Protective Services provides day-care assistance or services.

Health & Human Services


SB 431 Patrick

Relating to eliminating the set-aside of a portion of designated tuition for student financial assistance at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 432 Patrick

Relating to the eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits of individuals who serve on the appraisal review board of an appraisal district.

Economic Development


SB 433 Patrick

Relating to the regulation of game rooms in certain counties; providing penalties; authorizing a fee.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 434 Hancock

Relating to the procedural requirements for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on applications for production area authorizations.

Natural Resources


SB 435 Duncan

Relating to the payment of tuition for public high school students who participate in college credit programs.

Education


SB 436 Birdwell

Relating to administration of collegiate learning assessments to students at general academic teaching institutions.

Higher Education


SB 437 Birdwell

Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 438 Birdwell

Relating to an interlocal contract between a governmental entity and a purchasing cooperative to purchase roofing materials or services.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 439 Birdwell

Relating to the Weatherford College District service area.

Higher Education


SB 440 Birdwell

Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants regarding standby electric generators affecting residential homes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 441 Birdwell

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Fast Start Program to promote rapid delivery of workforce education and development.

Economic Development


SB 442 Birdwell

Relating to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 443 Birdwell

Relating to leave for reserve law enforcement officers for required training.

Criminal Justice


SB 444 Birdwell

Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 445 Birdwell

Relating to an informed student document for prospective students of certain public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 446 Eltife

Relating to allowable transfers to the Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission of proceeds from the taxes on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods.

Finance


SB 447 Fraser

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

Natural Resources


SB 448 Fraser

Relating to the audit of certain river authorities.

Natural Resources


SB 449 Hinojosa

Relating to a prohibition on the issuance of capital appreciation bonds by local governments.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 450 Hinojosa

Relating to prohibiting the delivery of prescription drug benefits under the Medicaid program through a managed care delivery model.

Health & Human Services


SB 451 Carona

Relating to production requirements for holders of winery permits.

Business & Commerce


SB 452 Patrick

Relating to the date of the primary election and related procedures.

State Affairs


SB 453 Deuell

Relating to payment of tuition to attend public schools for students holding certain United States student visas.

Education


SB 454 Hegar

Relating to the authority of certain conservation and reclamation districts to file an annual financial report with the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in lieu of filing an annual audit report.

Natural Resources


SB 455 Rodríguez

Relating to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the application and eligibility determination processes for medical assistance and other programs.

Health & Human Services


SB 456 Rodríguez

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

Business & Commerce


SB 457 Rodríguez

Relating to the confidentiality of certain autopsy records.

Open Government


SB 458 Rodríguez

Relating to certain motor vehicle records excepted from disclosure under the Public Information Act.

Open Government


SB 459 Rodríguez

Relating to the sale, storage, transportation, and disposal of scrap or used tires; providing a civil penalty; creating an offense.

Transportation


SB 460 Deuell

Relating to inclusion of instruction in the detection and education of students with mental or emotional disorders in the requirements for educator training programs.

Education


SB 461 Rodríguez

Relating to development regulations for certain unincorporated areas located near the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry; providing a penalty.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 462 Huffman

Relating to specialty court programs in this state.

Criminal Justice


SB 463 Huffman

Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding.

Criminal Justice


SB 464 Deuell

Relating to the dismissal of complaints against property tax professionals.

Finance


SB 465 Van de Putte

Relating to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans are entitled.

Finance


SB 466 Hinojosa/ Nichols

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

Transportation


SB 467 Hegar

Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources


SB 468 Seliger

Relating to endangered species habitat conservation.

Natural Resources


SB 469 Ellis

Relating to HIV and AIDS tests and to health benefit plan coverage of HIV and AIDS tests.

State Affairs


SB 470 Ellis

Relating to reimbursement under preferred provider benefit plans for services provided by licensed podiatrists.

State Affairs


SB 471 Ellis

Relating to technological efficiencies in the recording of certain open meetings.

Open Government


SB 472 Ellis

Relating to procedures for asserting taking claims arising from the enforcement of health and safety laws.

State Affairs


SB 473 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 474 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 475 Van de Putte

Relating to the expiration of the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance in certain municipalities.

Finance


SB 476 Hinojosa

Relating to installment agreements for the payment of delinquent ad valorem taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 477 Hinojosa

Relating to an optional procedure for the issuance of a permit by a certain regional mobility authority for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles.

Transportation


SB 478 Hinojosa

Relating to certain rebates and incentives for the purchase of certain drugs; providing civil penalties.

State Affairs


SB 479 Hinojosa

Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 79th Judicial District.

Jurisprudence


SB 480 Hinojosa

Relating to the formation of a civil union between persons of the same sex; providing penalties.

State Affairs


SB 481 Hinojosa

Relating to the recognition and validity of a license to carry a concealed handgun issued by another state.

Criminal Justice


SB 482 Williams

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 136; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds and impose a tax.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 483 Williams

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 132; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 484 Whitmire

Relating to the creation of a prostitution prevention program; authorizing a fee.

Criminal Justice


SB 485 Ellis

Relating to the sales tax exemption period for clothing and footwear.

Finance


SB 486 Taylor

Relating to the calculation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of the veteran for the tax year in which the veteran or spouse qualifies or ceases to qualify for an exemption from taxation of the homestead.

Finance


SB 487 Davis

Relating to all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles.

Transportation


SB 488 Davis

Relating to discounted utility rates for public educational institutions; providing an administrative penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 489 Paxton

Relating to the authority of a taxing unit other than a school district to establish a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes that the taxing unit may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses.

Finance


SB 490 Seliger

Relating to the expiration of tuition equalization grant requirements for grants awarded before the 2005-2006 academic year.

Higher Education


SB 491 Lucio

Relating to establishing a personal automobile insurance program for certain low-income individuals; authorizing a fee.

Business & Commerce


SB 492 Lucio

Relating to the licensing and regulation of prescribed pediatric extended care centers; providing penalties; imposing fees.

Health & Human Services


SB 493 Lucio

Relating to imposing a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages; providing a penalty.

Finance


SB 494 Carona

Relating to the sources of funding for the universal service fund; authorizing a change in fees.

Business & Commerce


SB 495 Huffman

Relating to the creation of a task force to study maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.

Health & Human Services


SB 496 Seliger/ Eltife

Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to review and approve capital projects and purchases of real property at public institutions of higher education in this state.

Higher Education


SB 497 Seliger/ Zaffirini

Relating to the number of semester credit hours required to earn an associate degree at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 498 Seliger/ Patrick

Relating to applying credit earned by a student at a general academic teaching institution to an associate's degree at a lower-division institution of higher education previously attended by the student.

Higher Education


SB 499 Lucio

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

Business & Commerce


SB 500 Van de Putte

Relating to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

Health & Human Services