Bills Referred Today for 4/9/2013



April 9, 2013

Committee referral on the following:

SB 1879 Eltife

Relating to the powers of the TexAmericas Center.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1880 Eltife

Relating to the County Court at Law of Lamar County.


SB 1881 Nichols

Relating to the composition of the 12th and 369th Judicial Districts, the redesignation of the district attorney for the 12th Judicial District as the district attorney for the 369th Judicial District, and the composition of the Leon County juvenile board.


SB 1882 Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to information for legislative purposes requested under the Texas Public Information Act.

Open Government

SB 1883 Schwertner

Relating to the creation of the Leander TODD Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Williamson County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 144 Raymond

Relating to a mental examination of a child subject to the juvenile justice system.

Criminal Justice

HB 174 Alonzo/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Anchia/ White/ Nevárez/ et al.

Relating to creating American Indian Heritage Day.


HB 222 Huberty/ Patrick, Diane

Relating to a public school student's eligibility for a public education grant to attend another public school.


HB 241 Otto/ et al.

Relating to the notice provided by the chief appraiser of an appraisal district of the availability of agreement forms authorizing certain electronic communications.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 242 Otto

Relating to the requirement that certain ad valorem tax-related notices be delivered to a property owner by certified mail.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 281 Lucio III/ Carter/ Alvarado

Relating to the right of one immediate family member of certain deceased peace officers to make an oral statement regarding the terms of a plea bargain agreement.

Criminal Justice

HB 402 Davis, Sarah

Relating to a medal for certain members of the state military forces who served during the Cold War; authorizing a fee.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

HB 419 Farias

Relating to designating the first Friday in November as Texas Arbor Day.


HB 597 Guillen/ Lozano

Relating to boater education and examinations on preventing the spread of exotic harmful or potentially harmful aquatic plants, fish, and shellfish.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security

HB 1186 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the Texas Racing Commission's ability to share investigatory information with other state regulatory agencies.

State Affairs

HB 1187 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the power of stewards or judges to impose penalties under the Texas Racing Act; providing penalties.

State Affairs

HB 1241 Guillen/ Lozano

Relating to the adoption of rules by the Parks and Wildlife Commission to protect the public water of this state from the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security

HB 1493 King, Tracy O.

Relating to the transfer of programs from the Texas Department of Rural Affairs to the Department of Agriculture.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security

HB 2377 Geren

Relating to the use of legislatively produced audio or visual materials; providing penalties.