Bills Referred Today for 3/13/2013

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Wednesday

March 13, 2013





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.

Transportation


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.

Jurisprudence


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.

Finance


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.

Finance


SB 1223 Taylor

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

Education


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.

Finance


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.

Finance


SB 1229 West

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

Jurisprudence


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.

Jurisprudence


SB 1236 West

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

Jurisprudence


SB 1237 Schwertner

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

Jurisprudence


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.

Jurisprudence


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.

Education


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.

Jurisprudence


SB 1246 West

Relating to possession of or access to a child.

Jurisprudence


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.

Finance


SB 1253 Zaffirini

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

Transportation


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.

Finance


SB 1256 Patrick

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

Finance


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.

Jurisprudence


SB 1260 Rodríguez

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

Jurisprudence


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.

Education


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.

Transportation


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.

Transportation


SB 1274 Watson

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

Transportation


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.

Finance


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.

Transportation


SB 1288 Williams

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

Finance


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.

Transportation


SB 1294 Davis

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

Transportation


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.

Education


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.

Education


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.

Education


SB 1303 Davis

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

Education


SB 1304 Davis

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

Education


SB 1305 Davis

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

Education


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.

Finance


SB 1307 Davis

Relating to continuing education requirements for certain public school educators.

Education


SB 1308 Davis

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

Education


SB 1309 Davis

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

Education


SB 1310 Davis

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

Education


SB 1311 Davis

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

Education


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.

Transportation


SB 1315 Whitmire

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

Finance


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.

Jurisprudence


SB 1318 Lucio

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

Transportation


SB 1319 Lucio

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

Transportation


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.

Jurisprudence


SB 1327 Paxton

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

Transportation


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.

Jurisprudence


SB 1329 Paxton

Relating to remedies for nonpayment of regional tollway authority tolls.

Transportation


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.

Finance


SB 1331 Campbell

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

Transportation


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.

Finance


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.

Education


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.

Transportation


SB 1803 Huffman

Relating to the Office of the Inspector General.

Health & Human Services