Bills Referred Today for 2/25/2013

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Monday

February 25, 2013





Committee referral on the following:


SB 15 Seliger/ Deuell/ Duncan/ Ellis/ Eltife/ et al.

Relating to the duties and responsibilities of members of governing boards of university systems and institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 201 Birdwell/ Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Preservation Board.

Administration


SB 202 Huffman/ Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Government Organization


SB 203 Whitmire/ Ellis/ Huffman/ Nichols/ Patrick/ et al.

Relating to the Port of Houston Authority; creating an offense.

Transportation


SB 204 Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers; changing a fee.

Business & Commerce


SB 205 Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners; changing certain fees.

Business & Commerce


SB 206 Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel; authorizing a fee.

Business & Commerce


SB 207 Nichols

Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.

Transportation


SB 591 Van de Putte

Relating to procedures for certain audits of pharmacists and pharmacies.

State Affairs


SB 592 Ellis

Relating to caseloads for attorneys who are appointed to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.

Criminal Justice


SB 593 Deuell

Relating to the authority of a property owners' association to regulate the use of certain lots for residential purposes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 594 Deuell

Relating to exempting the first $1 million from total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax.

Finance


SB 595 Hegar

Relating to the power of the North Fort Bend Water Authority to impose a charge on certain wells or classes of wells.

Natural Resources


SB 596 Birdwell

Relating to the application process for certain alcoholic beverage permits and licenses and the provision of alcoholic beverages on certain premises.

Business & Commerce


SB 597 Birdwell/ Uresti

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for certain Operation Enduring Freedom veterans.

Transportation


SB 598 Birdwell

Relating to restrictions on holders of package store permits.

Business & Commerce


SB 599 Davis

Relating to the requirement that electric utilities offer a standard retail service package on a standard form with standard terms to a customer.

Business & Commerce


SB 600 Davis

Relating to premium refunds for insurance rates found to be excessive or unfairly discriminatory; providing an administrative penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 601 Davis

Relating to the availability of certain payment plans for residential electric customers.

Business & Commerce


SB 602 Davis

Relating to retail electric provider customer choice information.

Business & Commerce


SB 603 Williams

Relating to the revocation and reinstatement of an end user number for purposes of purchasing dyed diesel fuel.

Finance


SB 604 Hegar

Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 458; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 605 Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Improvement District No. 24; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 606 Hegar

Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 457; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 608 Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Harris-Waller Counties Municipal Utility District No. 3; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 609 Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 17; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 610 Hegar

Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 477; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 611 Lucio

Relating to the irrigation powers and functions of certain water districts.

Natural Resources


SB 612 Lucio

Relating to a drug testing requirement for candidates for certain public elective offices.

State Affairs


SB 613 Lucio

Relating to school district drug abuse prevention policies for classroom teachers.

Education


SB 614 Lucio

Relating to an electric utility surcharge to assist owners of certain historic structures with electric bill payments and to promote energy conservation and efficiency.

Business & Commerce


SB 615 Estes

Relating to the contracting authority of the Texas Historical Commission.

Government Organization


SB 616 Carona

Relating to the prosecution of and the punishment for the offense of burglary committed while evading arrest or detention.

Criminal Justice


SB 617 Carona

Relating to the regulation of energy efficiency professionals; providing penalties; authorizing a fee.

Business & Commerce


SB 618 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 619 Taylor

Relating to exclusion of land from certain water districts that fail to provide service to the land.

Natural Resources


SB 620 Van de Putte

Relating to student loan repayment assistance for speech-language pathologists or audiologists employed by a public school or as faculty members of certain graduate programs at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 621 Williams

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 140; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 622 Williams

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 106; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 623 Williams

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 138; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 624 Williams

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 137; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 625 Williams

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 139; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 626 Watson

Relating to fees collected by the Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority.

Finance


SB 627 Watson

Relating to the form of the Legislative Budget Board's report of equalized funding elements to the commissioner of education and the legislature.

Finance


SB 628 Watson

Relating to the creation of regional emergency communications districts; authorizing the issuance of bonds; authorizing a fee.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 629 Watson

Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The University of Texas at Austin.

Finance


SB 630 Carona

Relating to certain obligations of and limitations on residential landlords.

Business & Commerce


SB 631 Carona

Relating to certain statutory insurance deposit requirements.

Business & Commerce


SB 632 Carona

Relating to contracts between dentists, optometrists, or therapeutic optometrists and health maintenance organizations or insurers.

State Affairs


SB 633 Ellis/ Patrick

Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

State Affairs


SB 634 Davis

Relating to regulating faulty on-site sewage disposal systems in the unincorporated areas of a county as a public nuisance; providing a criminal penalty.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 635 Duncan

Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties and civil restitution received by the attorney general.

State Affairs


SB 636 Paxton

Relating to public information regarding bonds and other obligations issued by the state and local governments.

Open Government


SB 637 Paxton

Relating to notice and proposition language requirements for bond approval elections held by political subdivisions.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 638 Paxton

Relating to performance and payment security for certain comprehensive development agreements.

Transportation


SB 639 Carona

Relating to the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages.

Business & Commerce


SB 640 Van de Putte

Relating to the designation of a regular location for purposes of obtaining transportation to and from a child's public school.

Education


SB 641 Duncan

Relating to the election and authority of the board of directors of the McCulloch County Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 642 Van de Putte

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

Business & Commerce


SB 643 Deuell

Relating to a supplemental payment for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the unfunded actuarial liabilities allowed under that system.

State Affairs


SB 644 Huffman

Relating to the creation of a standard request form for prior authorization of prescription drug benefits.

State Affairs


SB 645 Ellis

Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; assessing a fee; providing penalties.

Finance


SB 646 Deuell

Relating to court-ordered outpatient mental health services.

Health & Human Services


SB 647 Rodríguez

Relating to guardianships, including the assessment and payment of attorney's fees and other court costs in guardianships, and to court-created management trusts for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated.

Jurisprudence


SB 648 Rodríguez

Relating to trusts.

Jurisprudence


SB 649 Rodríguez

Relating to the exemption of certain property from seizure by creditors.

Business & Commerce


SB 650 Rodríguez

Relating to the continuation of title insurance coverage of certain transferred property.

Business & Commerce


SB 651 Rodríguez

Relating to a medical power of attorney.

Jurisprudence


SB 652 Van de Putte

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

Business & Commerce


SB 653 Zaffirini

Relating to the composition and functions of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation.

Higher Education


SB 654 West

Relating to the enforcement of water conservation and animal care and control ordinances of a municipality by civil action or quasi-judicial enforcement; providing civil penalties.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 655 Birdwell

Relating to the exercise of the power of eminent domain by certain authorized entities.

State Affairs


SB 656 Paxton

Relating to providing transparency in the taxing and budgeting process of certain local governments.

Open Government


SB 657 Paxton

Relating to procedural requirements for adopting and filing a school district budget and voting requirements for setting a property tax rate by the governing body of a taxing unit, including a school district.

Finance


SB 658 Deuell

Relating to the imposition and collection of a penalty for fraudulently obtaining unemployment compensation benefits.

Economic Development


SB 659 West

Relating to debarment of certain persons from participating in programs administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 660 West

Relating to assessment collection in certain public improvement districts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 661 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 662 Carona

Relating to the composition of the drought preparedness council.

Natural Resources


SB 663 Davis/ et al.

Relating to the amount of unclaimed lottery prize money to be deposited in the fund for veterans' assistance.

State Affairs


SB 664 Davis/ Campbell/ Van de Putte

Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 665 Nichols/ Patrick

Relating to a school district's recognition of and education regarding traditional winter celebrations.

Education


SB 666 Seliger

Relating to public school educator preparation and alternative certification programs.

Education


SB 667 Seliger

Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring certain researchers to make research papers available to the public.

Open Government


SB 668 Seliger

Relating to the reports and recommendations of the Water Conservation Advisory Council.

Natural Resources


SB 669 Whitmire

Relating to the manner in which a bail bond or personal bond is forfeited and circumstances under which a final judgment of forfeiture may be reformed.

Criminal Justice


SB 670 Whitmire

Relating to the copying of certain records and files relating to a child who is a party to a juvenile proceeding.

Criminal Justice


SB 671 Carona

Relating to the deregulation of weather modification operations.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 672 Carona

Relating to the regulation of industrialized housing and buildings.

Business & Commerce


SB 673 Carona

Relating to the requirements for elevators, escalators, and related equipment; providing penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 674 Seliger

Relating to election through secret ballot of a labor union as the exclusive bargaining representative.

State Affairs


SB 675 Hancock

Relating to certain advance directives and health care and treatment decisions.

Health & Human Services


SB 676 Carona

Relating to the classification of certain construction workers and the eligibility of those workers for unemployment benefits; providing penalties.

Economic Development


SB 677 Paxton/ Estes

Relating to the electronic recording of proceedings in a statutory probate court in Collin County.

Jurisprudence


SB 678 Paxton

Relating to money allocated under the federal-aid highway program.

Finance


SB 679 Duncan

Relating to evidence in a civil action concerning the provision and cost of certain services.

State Affairs


SB 680 West

Relating to a pilot program to improve student loan default rates and financial aid literacy among postsecondary students.

Higher Education


SB 681 West

Relating to a pilot program for a three-year high school diploma plan and cost-neutral expansion of full-day prekindergarten programs.

Education


SB 682 Campbell

Relating to reimbursement for services provided by advanced practice nurses and physician assistants under the Medicaid program.

Health & Human Services


SB 683 Birdwell

Relating to the election of members of the board of directors of the Benbrook Water Authority.

Natural Resources


SB 684 Deuell

Relating to a physical assessment of students by a public school.

Education


SB 685 Carona

Relating to the registration of token trailers.

Transportation


SB 686 Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the change of the name of the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

Criminal Justice


SB 687 Huffman

Relating to certain fees associated with the installation and monitoring of an ethyl alcohol testing device as a condition of bond.

Criminal Justice


SB 688 Huffman

Relating to the transfer of certain inmates to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice following pronouncement of the inmate's sentence.

Criminal Justice


SB 689 Ellis

Relating to excluding certain short-term employment from unemployment compensation chargebacks and grounds for benefit disqualification.

Economic Development


SB 690 Ellis

Relating to the creation of Harris County Improvement District No. 23; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 691 Eltife

Relating to an intercollegiate athletics fee at Texas A&M University--Texarkana.

Higher Education


SB 692 Carona

Relating to the filing by electronic mail of financial disclosures by certain county officers, county employees, or candidates for county office.

State Affairs


SB 693 Carona

Relating to clarifying liability and damages for certain liens placed on and certain court records of real property.

State Affairs


SB 694 Carona

Relating to the authority of the Texas Forensic Science Commission to conduct investigations of forensic analyses conducted in connection with a civil proceeding.

State Affairs


SB 695 Campbell

Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in this state.

State Affairs


SB 696 Duncan

Relating to the board of the Lubbock Reese Development Authority.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 697 Carona

Relating to the qualifications of certain nonresident individuals to hold a surplus lines agent license.

Business & Commerce


SB 698 Carona

Relating to the refund of unearned premium for a personal automobile or residential property insurance policy.

Business & Commerce


SB 699 Carona

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

Business & Commerce


SB 700 Hegar

Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting by state agencies and institutions of higher education.

Government Organization


SB 701 Hegar

Relating to a defense to prosecution for criminal trespass.

Criminal Justice


SB 702 Hegar

Relating to certified and insured prescribed burn managers.

Natural Resources


SB 703 Taylor

Relating to the powers and duties of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 39; providing authority to impose a tax or fee and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 704 Taylor

Relating to the powers and duties of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 35; providing authority to impose a tax or fee and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 705 Taylor

Relating to the powers and duties of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 40; providing authority to impose taxes and fees and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 707 Paxton

Relating to the definition of intoxicated for purposes of certain weapons offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 708 Paxton

Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 75 in Collin County as the Sam Johnson Highway.

Transportation


SB 709 Lucio

Relating to representation of a person in a special education impartial due process hearing.

Education


SB 710 Lucio

Relating to professional development institutes regarding education of students with disabilities to serve as a resource for public school teachers and paraprofessionals.

Education


SB 711 Lucio

Relating to a postponement for certain recent immigrants of requirements for enrolling in public school courses for which end-of-course assessment instruments are administered.

Education


SB 712 Lucio

Relating to the financing of school district facilities and property tax relief for school district debt; providing for reduced property tax rates.

Finance


SB 713 Lucio

Relating to the employment of certified counselors by school districts.

Education


SB 714 Lucio

Relating to access to birth records of certain adopted children.

Jurisprudence


SB 715 Lucio

Relating to use of consistent terminology to refer to school counselors in the Education Code.

Education


SB 716 Lucio

Relating to the use of public school counselors' work time.

Education


SB 717 West

Relating to consent by a minor to housing or care provided through a transitional living program.

Jurisprudence


SB 718 West

Relating to voluntary and involuntary mental health services.

Health & Human Services


SB 719 West

Relating to fees charged by certain entities administering alternative dispute resolution systems for counties.

Jurisprudence


SB 720 Ellis

Relating to jury instructions regarding the insanity defense in a criminal case.

Criminal Justice


SB 721 Ellis

Relating to the insanity defense in a criminal case.

Criminal Justice


SB 722 Ellis

Relating to eligibility to serve as an interpreter in an election.

State Affairs


SB 723 Taylor

Relating to the location of certain public sales of real property.

Business & Commerce


SB 724 Williams

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 133; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 725 Williams

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 134; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 726 Paxton

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

Higher Education


SB 727 Taylor

Relating to the eligibility for judge-ordered community supervision or for release on parole of certain defendants convicted of burglary with the intent to commit a sex offense.

Criminal Justice


SB 728 Davis

Relating to the notification of certain legislators of the death of a child in foster care.

Health & Human Services


SB 729 Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission.

Health & Human Services


SB 730 Deuell

Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to data centers from the sales and use tax.

Finance


SB 731 Huffman

Relating to the penalties for the production or delivery of marihuana plants.

Criminal Justice


SB 732 Eltife

Relating to the Certified Retirement Community Program.

Economic Development


SB 733 Carona

Relating to the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association.

Business & Commerce


SB 734 Carona

Relating to the licensing of captive insurance companies; authorizing fees.

Business & Commerce


SB 735 Lucio

Relating to using the system benefit fund for the support of certain programs for low-income electric customers.

Finance


SB 736 Watson

Relating to insurance rating and underwriting practices and declinations based on certain consumer inquiries.

Business & Commerce


SB 737 Watson

Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain child protective services workers.

Health & Human Services


SB 738 Watson

Relating to the establishment and administration of the Texas Essential Workers Program; imposing fees.

Economic Development


SB 758 Williams

Relating to the established schedule of payments from the foundation school fund of the yearly entitlement of certain school districts.

Finance


HB 10 Pitts/ Giddings

Relating to making emergency supplemental appropriations and providing direction and transfer authority regarding certain appropriations.

Finance