Bills Referred Today for 5/8/2013



May 8, 2013

Committee referral on the following:

HJR 86 Ritter

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions.


HJR 147 Guerra/ Muñoz, Jr./ Longoria/ Canales/ Martinez, "Mando"

Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the constitutional provision authorizing the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 431 Riddle/ Harless/ Parker/ Bonnen, Dennis/ et al.

Relating to the eligibility of certain inmates convicted of injury to a child for release to mandatory supervision and to reconsideration of parole eligibility for those inmates.

Criminal Justice

HB 432 Riddle/ Miller, Rick/ Turner, Sylvester/ et al.

Relating to charitable contributions by state employees to assist domestic victims of human trafficking.

Government Organization

HB 655 Cortez

Relating to exempting defense base development authorities from certain contracting requirements.

Economic Development

HB 764 Guillen/ Raymond/ Lozano

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

HB 777 White/ et al.

Relating to oversize or overweight vehicles transporting timber or timber products; authorizing fees and civil penalties.


HB 801 Muñoz, Jr./ Guillen/ Canales/ Lucio III

Relating to the discharge of a firearm across the property line of a school.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security

HB 833 Giddings SP: West

Relating to certain procedures regarding an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed in a noncapital felony case.


HB 860 Turner, Chris/ Farias/ Flynn/ Moody/ et al.

Relating to an exception to the domicile requirement for issuance of a commercial driver's license for certain military personnel.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

HB 1245 Turner, Sylvester

Relating to the allocation of money in the judicial and court personnel training fund.


HB 1358 Hunter/ Cook/ Eiland/ Kleinschmidt/ Muñoz, Jr./ et al.

Relating to procedures for certain audits of pharmacists and pharmacies.

State Affairs

HB 1724 Bohac

Relating to the statute of limitations on municipal and county hotel occupancy taxes and interest on delinquent payments of municipal hotel occupancy taxes.

Economic Development

HB 1824 Harper-Brown/ Ratliff

Relating to the operation of master mixed-use property owners' associations.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1869 Price/ Creighton/ King, Phil/ Eiland/ Clardy/ et al. SP: Duncan

Relating to contractual subrogation and other recovery rights of certain insurers and benefit plan issuers.

State Affairs

HB 2000 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the qualification of certain nonprofit schools and educational institutions for exemption from state laws regulating career schools and colleges and to complaints made against those entities.

Economic Development

HB 2020 Crownover/ Alvarado/ Lucio III/ Harless/ Callegari

Relating to the adoption of wellness policies and programs by state agencies.

State Affairs

HB 2025 Capriglione/ et al.

Relating to the concurrent jurisdiction of the municipal courts of certain neighboring municipalities to hear criminal cases.


HB 2094 Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to the regulation of roadside vendors and solicitors in certain counties.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2152 Callegari

Relating to fees charged to certain recreational vehicle parks.

Natural Resources

HB 2290 Lozano/ et al.

Relating to the use for administrative costs of a portion of money received by certain entities to implement a supplemental environmental project.

Natural Resources

HB 2388 Menéndez

Relating to the application of certain contracting laws to a defense base development authority.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

HB 2482 Alvarado/ Davis, John/ Murphy/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Isaac

Relating to a study to determine the reasons major manufacturers have chosen to invest in other states after considering development in this state.

Economic Development

HB 2485 Sheffield, J. D./ Cortez

Relating to Air Medal and Air Medal with Valor specialty license plates.


HB 2501 Bohac

Relating to an identifying number assigned to a notary public by the secretary of state.


HB 2610 Pitts

Relating to the issuance of interest-bearing time warrants and certain notes by school districts.


HB 2772 Rodriguez, Justin

Relating to an interim study regarding the method by which district judges and appellate justices and judges are selected.

State Affairs

HB 2873 Harper-Brown

Relating to the development of a model contract management process for use with low-risk state procurements.

Government Organization

HB 2877 Sheffield, J. D.

Relating to the applicability of the Texas Theft Liability Act to certain claims by inmates for lost, damaged, or confiscated property.

Criminal Justice

HB 2883 Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to the establishment of a regional center for public safety excellence in the Rio Grande Valley.

Higher Education

HB 3028 Davis, John

Relating to the use of the skills development fund and other funds available to the Texas Workforce Commission to support certain joint credit courses offered by school districts under agreements with public junior colleges.

Economic Development

HB 3093 Elkins

Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Information Resources and the Legislative Budget Board regarding information resources technologies of state agencies.

Government Organization

HB 3178 Phillips

Relating to the Texas Statewide Mutual Aid System.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security

HB 3296 Raney

Relating to the rates of municipal and county hotel occupancy taxes in certain municipalities and counties and the use of certain revenue from those taxes; changing the rates of taxes.

Economic Development

HB 3355 Cook

Relating to cable operators' attachments on distribution poles owned or controlled by electric cooperatives.

Business & Commerce

HB 3397 Bonnen, Dennis

Relating to comprehensive reviews of certain special districts.


HB 3407 Riddle/ Harless/ Rose/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to the assessment of juveniles who are victims of sex trafficking.

Criminal Justice

HB 3412 Flynn

Relating to the qualifications for certain positions with the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.

Criminal Justice

HB 3436 Cook

Relating to formal action of responsible governmental entities on certain proposals or bids for certain projects.

Economic Development

HB 3511 Ritter

Relating to the adjudication of claims arising under certain written contracts with local governmental entities.

Natural Resources

HB 3523 Lewis

Relating to punishment for the offense of driving a commercial motor vehicle without a commercial driver's license.


HB 3578 Davis, John

Relating to the allocation of Texas Economic Development Bank resources.

Economic Development

HB 3640 Pitts

Relating to the creation of an extension center of the Texas State Technical College System.

Higher Education

HB 3662 Clardy/ Isaac/ Branch/ Paddie

Relating to the Texas Workforce Innovation Needs Program; authorizing a fee.


HB 3761 Guerra/ Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to a feasibility report on the creation of a border agricultural inspection training program.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security

HB 3762 Coleman

Relating to legal services provided by a district or county attorney to county and precinct officials.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3764 Coleman

Relating to audit requirements of certain emergency services districts.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3795 Coleman/ Reynolds

Relating to the creation of a county assistance district.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3798 Coleman

Relating to expenditures made by emergency services districts.

Intergovernmental Relations

HCR 40 Johnson/ et al.

Designating the first Saturday in May as Texas Academic College Scholarship Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2014.


Committee re-referral on the following:

HB 3813 Howard

Relating to municipal fire suppression standards in certain municipalities.

Re-referred from Intergovernmental Relations to Natural Resources