Bills Referred Today for 2/20/2013

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Wednesday

February 20, 2013





Committee referral on the following:


SJR 33 Williams/ Whitmire

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing school districts to create school security districts and impose ad valorem taxes for crime prevention measures; authorizing a tax.

Finance


SJR 34 Duncan

Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices.

State Affairs


SCR 12 Schwertner

Designating pecan pie as the official State Pie of Texas.

Administration


SCR 13 Deuell

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

Administration


SCR 15 Uresti/ Davis/ Ellis/ Hinojosa/ Lucio/ et al.

Urging Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 21 Williams/ et al.

Relating to drug screening or testing as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certain individuals.

Economic Development


SB 200 Patrick/ Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Pension Review Board.

State Affairs


SB 501 West

Relating to venue for certain alleged violations or offenses under the Water Safety Act.

Transportation


SB 502 West

Relating to procedures for the placement of children with certain relatives or other designated caregivers.

Health & Human Services


SB 503 West

Relating to the establishment of the Expanded Learning Opportunities Council to study and make recommendations concerning expanded learning opportunities for public school students.

Education


SB 504 Deuell

Relating to eliminating the requirement that certain schoolchildren be screened for abnormal spinal curvature.

Health & Human Services


SB 505 Deuell

Relating to an exemption from the licensing requirement for certain persons who measure or fit orthoses under the supervision of certain licensed health care practitioners.

Health & Human Services


SB 506 Watson

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

Business & Commerce


SB 507 Watson/ Eltife

Relating to public and private facilities and infrastructure.

Economic Development


SB 508 Watson/ et al.

Relating to the conversion of the West Travis County Public Utility Agency to the Hill Country Regional Water Authority and to the creation of the Hill Country Regional Water Authority; providing authority to issue revenue bonds or notes; granting the power of eminent domain; providing an administrative penalty; providing authority to impose fees.

Natural Resources


SB 509 Williams/ Whitmire

Relating to the establishment by school districts of a school security district; authorizing school district taxes for crime prevention measures.

Finance


SB 510 Nichols

Relating to passing certain vehicles on a highway; providing a penalty.

Transportation


SB 511 Whitmire

Relating to the commitment of certain juveniles to local post-adjudication secure correctional facilities in certain counties and to the release under supervision of those juveniles.

Criminal Justice


SB 512 Carona

Relating to the specialized telecommunications assistance program.

Business & Commerce


SB 513 Davis

Relating to the regulation of saltwater pipelines by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Natural Resources


SB 514 Davis

Relating to the installation, maintenance, operation, and relocation of saltwater pipeline facilities.

Natural Resources


SB 515 Eltife/ Birdwell/ Lucio/ Van de Putte/ Watson/ et al.

Relating to the sale of malt liquor, ale, and beer by the holder of a brewpub license.

Business & Commerce


SB 516 Eltife/ Lucio/ Van de Putte/ Watson/ Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the distribution of ale by certain brewers.

Business & Commerce


SB 517 Eltife/ Lucio/ Van de Putte/ Watson/ Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the distribution of beer by certain manufacturers.

Business & Commerce


SB 518 Eltife/ Birdwell/ Lucio/ Van de Putte/ Watson/ et al.

Relating to the authority of certain brewers and manufacturers to sell beer and ale to ultimate consumers.

Business & Commerce


SB 519 Deuell

Relating to the definition of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders.

Health & Human Services


SB 520 Paxton

Relating to allowing persons acquiring a new residence homestead to receive an ad valorem tax exemption on the homestead in the year in which the property is acquired.

Finance


SB 521 Paxton/ Campbell/ Lucio

Relating to the provision of and parental approval for a student's participation in human sexuality and family planning instruction in public schools.

Education


SB 522 Estes

Relating to contested cases held under the Administrative Procedure Act.

State Affairs


SB 523 Rodríguez

Relating to the issuance of permits for dairy farming in certain areas of the state.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 524 Rodríguez

Relating to a study regarding the prohibition of dairy farming in certain areas of the state.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 525 Rodríguez

Relating to physical activity requirements for students in public schools.

Education


SB 526 Rodríguez

Relating to a prohibition on certain law enforcement inquiries regarding the nationality or immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense.

Criminal Justice


SB 527 Rodríguez

Relating to the detention by local law enforcement agencies of certain persons subject to federal immigration detainers.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 528 Rodríguez

Relating to examination requirements for wards and proposed wards in certain guardianship matters.

Jurisprudence


SB 529 Ellis

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

Business & Commerce


SB 530 Birdwell/ Hinojosa/ Uresti/ Van de Putte

Relating to the inclusion of the emblem of the veteran's branch of service on Disabled Veteran specialty license plates.

Transportation


SB 531 Duncan

Relating to self-insurance funds established by governmental units.

State Affairs


SB 532 Van de Putte/ Campbell/ Davis/ Huffman/ Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution and punishment of offenses related to trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of trafficking of persons.

Criminal Justice


SB 533 Zaffirini

Relating to a review of cost savings to state agencies and institutions of higher education under energy savings performance contracts.

Government Organization


SB 534 West

Relating to requiring permanency planning meetings for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services


SB 535 West

Relating to exemptions from the sales and use tax for certain energy-efficient products.

Finance


SB 536 Hinojosa

Relating to regulation of greenhouse gas emissions by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources


SB 537 Deuell/ Campbell/ Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to minimum standards for abortion facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 538 Rodríguez

Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.

State Affairs


SB 539 Paxton

Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax.

Finance


SB 540 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 541 Watson

Relating to annual reports regarding federal funding for state agencies.

Finance


SB 542 Watson/ et al.

Relating to alternative dispute resolution methods regarding educational services for students with disabilities, including individualized education program facilitation.

Education


SB 543 Seliger

Relating to the authority of the Midland County Hospital District of Midland County, Texas, to employ and commission peace officers.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 544 Hancock

Relating to the transportation allotments provided under the Foundation School Program to school districts that permit students to select a campus of attendance.

Education


SB 545 Hancock

Relating to the peace officers authorized to operate an authorized emergency service vehicle used to conduct a police escort.

Criminal Justice


SB 546 Williams

Relating to continuing education requirements and a registration exemption for county tax assessor-collectors.

Finance


SB 547 Hancock

Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.

Education


SB 548 Hancock

Relating to the abolishment of the office of public insurance counsel.

Business & Commerce


SB 549 Williams

Relating to penalties for engaging in organized criminal activity.

Criminal Justice


SB 550 Uresti

Relating to the determination that a voter is deceased.

State Affairs


SB 551 Uresti

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to enhance and upgrade sports facilities in certain municipalities.

Economic Development


SB 552 Uresti

Relating to an application filed with a county commissioners court to revise a subdivision plat; authorizing a fee.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 553 Uresti

Relating to certain high school students serving as early voting clerks in an election.

State Affairs


SB 554 Campbell

Relating to the penalty for theft of an official ballot or official carrier envelope for an election.

State Affairs


SB 555 Davis

Relating to provisions in protective orders regarding pets and other companion animals; providing a penalty.

Criminal Justice


SB 556 Davis

Relating to the duties of the Texas Crime Stoppers Council to encourage individuals to report criminal activity related to trafficking of persons.

Criminal Justice


SB 557 Davis

Relating to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a driver's license or personal identification certificate.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 558 Davis

Relating to the rights of victims of sexual assault.

Criminal Justice


SB 559 Duncan

Relating to the remittance dates of certain taxes and fees and the allocation dates of certain state money.

Finance


SB 560 Ellis

Relating to authorization for biweekly installment payments for the compensation of certain justices, judges, and district attorneys.

Jurisprudence


SB 561 Lucio

Relating to a study regarding school district transportation services and state and local resources available to fund those services.

Education


SB 562 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 563 Hegar

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Defense Superior Service Medal.

Transportation


SB 564 Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 536; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 565 Ellis/ Deuell/ et al.

Relating to the accommodation of pedestrians, bicyclists, persons with disabilities, children, senior citizens, users of public transportation, movers of commercial goods, and motorists on streets and highways.

Transportation


SB 566 Eltife/ Nichols

Relating to the establishment of a pharmacy school at The University of Texas at Tyler.

Higher Education


SB 567 Watson/ Nichols

Relating to rates for water service, to the transfer of functions relating to the economic regulation of water and sewer service from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel regarding the economic regulation of water service.

Business & Commerce


SB 568 Watson

Relating to the registration of voters at a polling place and related procedures; modifying the penalty for the offense of false statement on a voter registration application.

State Affairs


SB 569 Carona

Relating to the examination requirements for an insurance adjuster license.

Business & Commerce


SB 570 Deuell

Relating to the appointment of reserve peace officers by a fire marshal.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 571 Deuell

Relating to the exemption from sales and use taxes of certain health care supplies.

Finance


SB 572 Taylor

Relating to the sale and purchase of shark fins or products derived from shark fins; creating an offense.

Natural Resources


SB 573 Patrick

Relating to equal opportunity for access by private and parochial school students to certain University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.

Education


SB 574 Patrick

Relating to the option of providing electronic recordings of proceedings in the municipal court of record for the City of Houston.

Criminal Justice


SB 575 Duncan

Relating to the offense of the unauthorized duplication of certain recordings.

Jurisprudence


SB 576 Duncan

Relating to the abolishment of the small claims courts.

Jurisprudence


SB 577 Duncan

Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices.

State Affairs


SB 578 Duncan

Relating to use of countywide polling places for certain elections.

State Affairs


SB 579 Rodríguez

Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects on the El Paso campus of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Finance


SB 580 Rodríguez

Relating to license examination attempt limits for physicians.

Health & Human Services


SB 581 Carona

Relating to procedures for securing the deposit of public funds.

Business & Commerce


SB 582 Davis

Relating to swimming pool alarms and exit alarms for certain single-family homes; providing a civil penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 583 Carona

Relating to the use of and disbursements from the universal service fund.

Business & Commerce


SB 584 Hegar

Relating to a volume-based exemption from reporting requirements for accidental discharges or spills from wastewater facilities.

Natural Resources


SB 585 Hegar

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to enhance and upgrade sports facilities in certain municipalities.

Economic Development


SB 586 Hegar

Relating to the priority of ad valorem tax liens on personal property subject to a purchase money security interest.

Finance


SB 587 Hinojosa

Relating to the powers and duties of the Hidalgo County Water Control and Improvement District No. 19; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 588 Duncan

Relating to the Eastland Memorial Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 589 Hegar

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

Natural Resources


SB 590 Deuell

Relating to a driver's license renewal appointment system for prospective anatomical gift donors.

Transportation