Senate Floor Action for 5/4/2017

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Thursday

May 4, 2017




The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:


SJR 55 (LC)Hinojosa

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the effect of a sale of property on the tax lien on the property to secure the payment of ad valorem taxes, penalties, and interest imposed on the property as a result of the addition to the appraisal roll of property or property value that was erroneously exempted in a prior year.


SB 496 (CS) (LC)Uresti/ et al.

Relating to the participation of the school of osteopathic medicine at the University of the Incarnate Word in certain state programs supporting graduate medical education programs.


SB 636 (LC)Huffines

Relating to procedures for certain municipalities to adopt or amend a national model building code.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 801 Seliger/ et al.

Relating to the instructional material list and supplemental instructional materials adopted by the State Board of Education.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1005 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the use of the SAT or the ACT as a secondary exit-level assessment instrument to allow certain public school students to receive a high school diploma.


SB 1122 (CS)Huffines/ Hall/ Taylor, Van

Relating to abolishing certain county boards of education, boards of county school trustees, and offices of county school superintendent.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1318 (CS)Taylor, Van

Relating to designation of mathematics innovation zones by the commissioner of education and to the establishment of pay for success programs to provide necessary funding.


SB 1338 (CS)Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to bail and to judicial education regarding bail practices.

2 Floor Amendments


SB 1588 (CS)Huffines/ Perry/ Uresti/ Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections and the imposition of replacement fees.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1745 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the effect of a sale of property on the tax lien on the property to secure the payment of taxes, penalties, and interest imposed on the property as a result of the addition to the appraisal roll of property or appraised value that was erroneously exempted in a prior year.


SB 1820 (CS) (LC)Burton

Relating to an application for a ballot to be voted by mail.


SB 1839 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the preparation, certification, and classification of public school educators.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1845 (LC)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the development of transferable degree or certificate program curricula for which qualified veterans or military service members may be awarded course credit based on military service.


SB 1870 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to county prohibition of the possession of glass containers within the boundaries of a state-owned riverbed; creating an offense.


SB 1882 (CS)Menéndez/ Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to a school district contract to partner with an open-enrollment charter school to operate a district campus.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1883 (CS)Campbell

Relating to the approval of open-enrollment charter schools and the review of challenges by open-enrollment charter schools or school districts to accountability determinations.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1893 (CS)Birdwell/ Zaffirini

Relating to the administrative judicial regions in this state.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 2144 (CS)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a commission to recommend improvements to the public school finance system.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 217 (LC)Canales/ Moody/ Collier SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the authority of certain persons to defer or abate the collection of ad valorem taxes on a person's residence homestead.


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 729 Hancock/ West

In memory of Norman Lee Robinson.


HCR 141 Murphy SP: Huffman/ et al.

Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building in the Capitol Complex in honor of former president George H. W. Bush.


The following bills were passed on the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:


SCR 37 (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Urging Congress to increase appropriations from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to properly maintain ship channels.


SB 213 (CS) (LC)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to the office of ombudsman for the Department of Family and Protective Services.


SB 262 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to certain purchasing by state agencies and local governments.


SB 371 (LC)Watson

Relating to the grounds for refusal, cancellation, or suspension of certain alcoholic beverage licenses.


SB 382 (CS) (LC)Burton/ et al.

Relating to donation of unused prescription drugs; authorizing a fee.


SB 397 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the consultation policies of local mental health authorities with respect to sheriffs and their representatives.


SB 653 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Van

Relating to the eligibility of certain employees or annuitants convicted of certain felony offenses.


SB 666 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to a sign required to be posted in the restrooms of sexually oriented businesses; creating a criminal offense.


SB 803 (LC)Seliger

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


SB 807 (LC)Creighton

Relating to choice of law and venue for certain construction contracts.


SB 828 (LC)Seliger/ et al.

Relating to certain academic programs and projects undertaken by public institutions of higher education at an off-campus academic or research site or a similar location.


SB 848 (LC)Huffines

Relating to requirements for a driver education course provider or instructor.


SB 914 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the creation of the Kendall County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 919 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant to sign a death certificate in limited situations.


SB 928 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez/ Estes/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of the Tom Lea Trail.


SB 989 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the maximum loan amount made to persons under the owner-builder loan program.


SB 1016 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to the appointment and duties of court investigators for certain courts in guardianship proceedings.


SB 1047 (LC)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes.


SB 1085 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the certification of unopposed candidates for the board of directors of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority.


SB 1095 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to certain procedures for tax redeterminations and refund claims.


SB 1109 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to change the date of the general election for officers.


SB 1118 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Blaketree Municipal Utility District No. 2 of Montgomery County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 1126 (LC)Hall

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 352 as the Staff Sergeant Jeremie S. Border Memorial Highway.


SB 1214 (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to a succession plan for a regional public defender's office that primarily handles capital cases.


SB 1220 (LC)Miles/ et al.

Relating to ensuring continuity of education and access to higher education, career information, and skills certification for foster care youth and former foster care youth.


SB 1237 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to procedures in a suit for dissolution of a marriage or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.


SB 1261 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 157; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 1268 (LC)Seliger

Relating to the taxing power of the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District.


SB 1398 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the placement and use of video cameras in certain self-contained classrooms or other settings providing special education services.


SB 1399 (CS) (LC)Whitmire

Relating to confinement in a community corrections facility of a defendant participating in a pretrial intervention program.


SB 1426 (LC)Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the calculation and dissemination of certain ad valorem tax rates.


SB 1449 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to an insurer's compliance with National Association of Insurance Commissioners requirements.


SB 1450 (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to the rulemaking authority of the commissioner of insurance with respect to certain agreements and the effect of those agreements on this state's authority to regulate insurance.


SB 1466 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to maximum liability limits for windstorm and hail insurance coverage provided through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.


SB 1481 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to the instructional materials and technology allotment, open education resource instructional materials, and the State Board of Education long-range technology plan.


SB 1510 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to rates charged by certain transmission and distribution utilities to certain places of worship.


SB 1512 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to replacement cost coverage in policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.


SB 1526 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 158; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 1597 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to a requirement that the General Land Office conduct an evaluation and submit a report regarding the use of wind and solar power to desalinate brackish groundwater on real property owned by the state.


SB 1599 (CS) (LC)Miles/ et al.

Relating to maternal mortality reporting and investigation information.


SB 1630 (CS) (LC)Buckingham

Relating to cemeteries.


SB 1642 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to allowing the holder of a brewpub license to sell beer, ale, and malt liquor to certain qualified persons outside the state.


SB 1644 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to the operations of certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.


SB 1705 (LC)Taylor, Van

Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license and the marriage of a minor.


SB 1727 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the procedure for an election to adopt a sales and use tax or to change the tax rate in an emergency services district.


SB 1732 (CS) (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 35W in Johnson County as the Deputy Clifton Taylor Memorial Highway.


SB 1742 (LC)Miles

Relating to county approval for the locations at which a junkyard or automotive wrecking and salvage yard may be operated.


SB 1782 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the elimination of certain formula funding and dropped course restrictions for returning adult students at public institutions of higher education.


SB 1813 (CS) (LC)Buckingham/ et al.

Relating to common admission application forms for institutions of higher education.


SB 1824 (LC)Burton/ et al.

Relating to punishment for the offense of forgery and to a fee imposed on certain defendants who commit the offense.


SB 1831 (CS) (LC)Buckingham/ et al.

Relating to an annual report on state programs not funded by appropriations.


SB 1842 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to an application for the amendment of a certificate of public convenience and necessity in an area inside the boundaries of a political subdivision.


SB 1843 (CS) (LC)Campbell

Relating to providing an opportunity for public high school students in grades 10 through 12 to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test or an alternative vocational aptitude test.


SB 1864 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to the administration of the Port of Houston Authority.


SB 1906 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the matters that a taxing unit is entitled to challenge before an appraisal review board.


SB 1910 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to state agency information security plans, information technology employees, and online and mobile applications.


SB 1912 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to certain notice requirements and filing requirements in court proceedings involving persons with mental illness and representation of proposed patients in proceedings for court-ordered mental health services.


SB 1927 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to requiring the Health and Human Services Commission to evaluate and implement changes to the Medicaid and child health plan programs to make the programs more cost-effective, increase competition among providers, and improve health outcomes for recipients.


SB 1932 (LC)West

Relating to eligibility requirements for registration as an interior designer.


SB 1952 (LC)Hughes

Relating to off-site sales by a dealer for antique or special interest vehicles that have been subject to a retail sale.


SB 1975 (CS) (LC)Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to establishing the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony Committee to recognize and honor peace officers who were killed in the line of duty.


SB 1979 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to liability for the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural land if the use of the land changes as a result of a condemnation.


SB 2082 (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to the work-study student mentorship program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


SB 2117 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the creation and operations of a health care provider participation program by the City of Amarillo Hospital District.


SB 2142 (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to the repeal of the high school allotment under the Foundation School Program.


SB 2143 (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to the basic allotment under the foundation school program.


SB 2166 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenues in certain municipalities.


SB 2174 (LC)Hughes

Relating to the appointment of a bailiff by district courts and county courts at law in Bowie County.


SB 2238 (CS) (LC)Garcia

Relating to the creation of the offense of sexual coercion.


SB 2245 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the creation of the North Hays County Municipal Utility District No. 2; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 2252 (LC)Nichols

Relating to granting road powers to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 100; providing authority to issue bonds.


SB 2253 (LC)Nichols

Relating to providing road powers to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 101; providing authority to issue bonds.


SB 2263 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the powers and duties of the Lerin Hills Municipal Utility District of Kendall County; providing authority to issue bonds and impose fees and taxes.


SB 2267 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 555; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 2268 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 159; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 2273 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the creation of the Kendall County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


HB 1331 (LC)Zerwas SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 224; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


HB 1439 (LC)Bell SP: Creighton

Relating to providing road district powers to the Wood Trace Municipal Utility District No. 3 of Montgomery County, Texas; providing authority to issue bonds.


HB 1440 (LC)Bell SP: Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 154; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


HB 1445 (LC)Bell SP: Creighton

Relating to providing road district powers to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 130; providing authority to issue bonds.


HB 1448 (LC)Bell SP: Creighton

Relating to providing road district powers to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 131; providing authority to issue bonds.


HB 1664 (LC)Bell SP: Creighton

Relating to providing road powers to the Wood Trace Municipal Utility District No. 1, of Montgomery County, Texas; providing authority to issue bonds.


HB 1791 (LC)Pickett SP: Rodríguez

Relating to the use of connected braking systems to maintain distance between vehicles.


HB 1962 (LC)Thompson, Ed SP: Taylor, Larry

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 69; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


HB 1982 (A) (LC)Metcalf/ Keough/ Bell SP: Creighton

Relating to the board of directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District.

1 Committee Amendment


HB 2134 (LC)Metcalf SP: Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Trinity Lakes Municipal Utility District of Montgomery County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


HB 4300 (LC)Koop/ Button/ Burkett/ Johnson, Eric/ Neave SP: Huffines/ et al.

Relating to the creation and operations of a health care provider participation program by the Dallas County Hospital District.


The following bills were removed from the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:


SCR 5 (CS) (LC)Hall

Designating Rockwall as the official Live Music Capital of North Texas.


SB 349 (LC)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.


HB 2328 (LC)Lucio III/ Elkins SP: Watson

Relating to an expedited response by a governmental body to a request for public information.


Committee referral on the following:


HB 59 Guillen/ Fallon/ et al.

Relating to certain lottery prize winners' choice to remain anonymous.

State Affairs


HB 216 Springer

Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 380 in Young and Jack Counties as the Henry H. King Memorial Highway.

Transportation


HB 516 Israel

Relating to the requirement that drivers younger than a certain age complete and pass a driver education course.

Transportation


HB 822 Canales/ Klick/ Geren/ Moody/ Leach/ et al.

Relating to designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Administration


HB 832 Clardy/ Schaefer

Relating to state funding for baccalaureate degree programs offered at certain public junior colleges.

Higher Education


HB 919 Kacal/ Shine/ King, Ken/ et al.

Relating to workers' compensation insurance coverage for certain intrastate fire mutual aid system team members and regional incident management team members.

Business & Commerce


HB 922 Workman

Relating to the creation of the Southwestern Travis County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 965 Springer

Relating to the authority of a retail public water utility to require an operator of a correctional facility to comply with water conservation measures.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1076 Oliverson/ Howard/ Sheffield/ Meyer/ VanDeaver/ et al.

Relating to the mandatory spinal screening of public and private school students.

Health & Human Services


HB 1083 Perez/ Guillen

Relating to authorizing a regulatory authority to establish reduced water utility rates funded by donations for the benefit of certain elderly customers.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1090 Meyer/ Button/ Fallon/ González, Mary/ Rinaldi

Relating to the criminal penalties for insider trading and other misuse of official information by public servants.

State Affairs


HB 1101 Pickett/ Guillen

Relating to the authority of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district to require a person to file a new application to confirm the person's current qualification for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of a 100 percent disabled veteran.

Finance


HB 1162 Guillen

Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 649 as the State Trooper David Lee Nevarez Memorial Highway.

Transportation


HB 1186 Anderson, Rodney

Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation by the Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District of certain property subject to a tax abatement agreement with the district and to the validation of certain actions of the district.

Finance


HB 1187 Capriglione

Relating to the authority of a captive insurance company to provide reinsurance.

Business & Commerce


HB 1260 Phelan

Relating to the regulation of commercial shrimp unloading; requiring an occupational license; authorizing a fee.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1264 Burkett/ Button

Relating to the concurrent jurisdiction of certain municipal courts in certain criminal cases punishable by fine only.

Criminal Justice


HB 1266 Geren

Relating to notice for hearings and trial settings in criminal cases.

Criminal Justice


HB 1292 Raymond

Relating to the Texas Funeral Service Commission; authorizing fees.

Business & Commerce


HB 1424 Murphy/ Workman

Relating to the operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities or sports venues; creating a criminal offense.

Criminal Justice


HB 1455 Bohac

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 552; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1468 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the sanitation and safety requirements for certain artificial bodies of water maintained for public recreational purposes.

Business & Commerce


HB 1492 Miller/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the National Museum of the Pacific War museum fund.

Finance


HB 1571 Paddie

Relating to energy savings performance contracts.

Business & Commerce


HB 1646 Lozano/ Herrero

Relating to the waiver of certain fees for an assumed name certificate or a statement of abandonment of use of an assumed name filed by a military veteran.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


HB 1655 King, Phil

Relating to the reporting of certain offenses committed by members of the Texas military forces.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


HB 1698 Kuempel

Relating to the licensing and regulation of a journeyman industrial electrician.

Business & Commerce


HB 1701 Parker

Relating to the presentation of the investment policy of certain governmental entities to a business organization that conducts investment transactions for the entity.

Business & Commerce


HB 1704 Kuempel/ Workman

Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in actions to determine the applicability of certain local government regulations.

State Affairs


HB 1771 Price/ Martinez, "Mando"

Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the beds or banks of the Canadian River in Potter County.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1779 Dale

Relating to the authority of the Department of Public Safety to obtain and use criminal history record information for the purpose of performing certain departmental functions.

Criminal Justice


HB 1793 Pickett

Relating to the inspection of certain commercial motor vehicles that are not domiciled in this state.

Transportation


HB 1859 Simmons

Relating to certain rental-purchase agreements.

Business & Commerce


HB 1954 Murr

Relating to convenience and trust accounts established at financial institutions.

Business & Commerce


HB 1963 Thompson, Ed

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 70; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Administration


HB 1983 Wray/ Martinez, "Mando"/ Phillips/ Guerra/ Geren/ et al.

Relating to the eligibility of a first responder for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Business & Commerce


HB 1989 Shine/ Oliveira

Relating to the requirements for withdrawal by a certified self-insurer from workers' compensation self-insurance.

Business & Commerce


HB 2019 King, Tracy O./ Flynn/ Guillen/ Elkins

Relating to the regulation of manufactured homes.

Business & Commerce


HB 2059 Phillips/ Canales

Relating to the expunction of certain convictions or arrests of a minor for certain alcohol-related offenses.

Criminal Justice


HB 2174 Darby/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of motor fuel quality and motor fuel metering devices.

Transportation


HB 2180 Flynn/ VanDeaver

Relating to the Sulphur River Basin Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 2215 Price

Relating to the deadline for adoption of desired future conditions in groundwater conservation districts.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 2220 Elkins

Relating to the powers and duties of the West Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 21; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2271 Wray

Relating to decedents' estates and certain posthumous gifts.

State Affairs


HB 2279 Goldman

Relating to the regulation of residential service contracts.

Business & Commerce


HB 2326 Collier

Relating to medical causation narrative reports created under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.

Business & Commerce


HB 2332 Thompson, Ed

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Administration


HB 2437 Phillips

Relating to confidentiality of reports and related information for a solvency examination of an insurance carrier.

Business & Commerce


HB 2460 Deshotel

Relating to the board of commissioners of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 2501 Phillips

Relating to insurance requirements for certain nonemergency medical transportation.

Business & Commerce


HB 2504 Hernandez/ Coleman

Relating to the compensation provided to the governing body of certain special districts.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2647 Stephenson

Relating to authorized investments of public funds.

Business & Commerce


HB 2671 Dean/ Price/ Clardy/ Moody/ Oliverson/ et al.

Relating to the placement of certain substances in Penalty Groups 1 and 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act for the purposes of prosecution of criminal offenses involving those substances.

Criminal Justice


HB 2698 Neave/ Hernandez/ Blanco/ Miller/ Gutierrez/ et al.

Relating to designating June 12 as Women Veterans Day.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


HB 2761 Cortez

Relating to the powers and duties of a defense based development authority.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


HB 2783 Smithee

Relating to the assessment of litigation costs and attorney fees in certain lawsuits under the public information law.

Business & Commerce


HB 2788 White

Relating to the appointment of emergency services commissioners in certain districts located in more than one county.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2825 Gooden

Relating to the dissolution of a levee improvement district by a commissioners court.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 2891 Smithee

Relating to the medical authorization required to release protected health information in a health care liability claim.

Health & Human Services


HB 2928 Stephenson

Relating to including the obligations of Federal Home Loan Banks as authorized investments for a governmental entity and the requirements for certificates of deposit or share certificates held as authorized investments for a governmental entity.

Business & Commerce


HB 2931 Moody

Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, including conforming amendments.

Criminal Justice


HB 2933 Bonnen, Dennis/ Cosper

Relating to the licensing and regulation of military optometrists and therapeutic optometrists who provide voluntary charity care.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


HB 2953 Geren

Relating to the definition of a public entertainment facility and the promotion, sponsorship, or advertising of an entertainment event or venue or alcoholic beverage at certain governmentally owned public entertainment facilities.

Administration


HB 2995 Ashby

Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3018 Phelan

Relating to reciprocity requirements for nonresident insurance agents to offer or sell insurance policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

Business & Commerce


HB 3049 Guillen

Relating to the number of hours of work experience required of a plumber's apprentice to take an examination for a plumber's license.

Business & Commerce


HB 3130 Parker/ White/ Rose/ Zerwas/ Bonnen, Dennis/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of an educational and vocational training pilot program for certain state jail felony defendants.

Criminal Justice


HB 3329 Paddie

Relating to regulation of electricians by local governments.

Business & Commerce


HB 3398 Darby

Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 3402 Bonnen, Dennis

Relating to the sale of certain state property in Brazoria County by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice


HB 3536 Ashby

Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 45 as the Sergeant Wade Daniel Wilson Memorial Highway.

Transportation


HB 3647 Dale/ Moody/ Pickett/ Meyer

Relating to the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Monument.

Criminal Justice


HB 4042 Paddie

Relating to the sale by certain alcoholic beverage permit holders of alcoholic beverages at auction.

Business & Commerce


HB 4181 Perez

Relating to the electronic transmission of certain notice required for air quality permits.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HCR 56 Shine/ Cosper/ Sheffield/ et al.

Recognizing Texas as a Purple Heart State.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.


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