Bills Referred Today for 1/30/2017

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Monday

January 30, 2017





Committee referral on the following:


SJR 16 Rodríguez/ Garcia/ Hinojosa/ Whitmire

Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

State Affairs


SJR 17 Rodríguez

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis.

Criminal Justice


SJR 18 Rodríguez

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use.

Health & Human Services


SJR 19 Nichols

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 110 percent on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead in the county.

Finance


SJR 20 Estes

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods.

Finance


SJR 21 Taylor, Van

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that members of the legislature and the lieutenant governor will not receive a state salary or per diem during certain periods unless the legislature has passed the state's budget and that budget is certified by the comptroller.

State Affairs


SJR 22 Menéndez

Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SJR 23 Creighton

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SJR 24 Taylor, Van

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund.

Finance


SJR 25 Taylor, Van/ Burton/ Creighton/ Hall

Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that any appropriations in excess of the constitutional spending limit be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house of the legislature.

Finance


SJR 26 Perry

Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting appropriations from the economic stabilization fund to prevent the fund balance from falling below a prescribed minimum amount, other than in an emergency if certain requirements are met, and limiting the permissible uses of that appropriated money.

Finance


SJR 27 Taylor, Van

Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing county authority to provide for manual labor poor houses and farms.

Intergovernmental Relations


SJR 28 Creighton

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit and provide for more than one limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

Finance


SJR 29 Watson

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision other than a school district to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead and authorizing the legislature to prohibit the governing body of a political subdivision that adopts such an exemption from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption.

Finance


SJR 30 Huffines/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from adopting or enforcing a law, ordinance, order, or other regulation requiring the registration of a firearm.

State Affairs


SB 225 Taylor, Van

Relating to the referral by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the State Office of Administrative Hearings of an issue regarding an application for a water right.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 226 Taylor, Van

Relating to the procedure for action on certain applications for an amendment to a water right.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 227 Huffman

Relating to certain substances listed in Penalty Group 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

Criminal Justice


SB 228 Uresti

Relating to the authority of a municipality to limit the possession, purchase, consumption, sale, distribution, or receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or tobacco products.

Health & Human Services


SB 229 Menéndez

Relating to the minimum wage.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 230 Menéndez

Relating to participation in the countywide polling place program.

State Affairs


SB 231 Menéndez

Relating to automatic voter registration on issuance or change of a driver's license or identification card by the Department of Public Safety.

State Affairs


SB 232 Menéndez

Relating to providing for voter registration at a polling place

State Affairs


SB 233 Menéndez

Relating to training regarding interactions with law enforcement during traffic stops.

Education


SB 234 Menéndez

Relating to a prohibition against the use by a career school or college of certain advertising designed to mislead or deceive prospective students.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SB 235 Menéndez

Relating to the continuation of certain public benefits, including medical assistance, for individuals after release from confinement in a county jail.

Health & Human Services


SB 236 Menéndez

Relating to the repeal of statutes regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct and to the recognition of certain same-sex relationship statuses.

State Affairs


SB 237 Menéndez

Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain employees of fire protection sprinkler system contractors; providing a penalty; imposing a fee; requiring occupational licenses.

Business & Commerce


SB 238 Menéndez

Relating to daylight saving time.

State Affairs


SB 239 Campbell

Relating to a parent's right to view the body of a deceased child before an autopsy is performed.

Criminal Justice


SB 240 Creighton

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SB 241 Burton

Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities.

State Affairs


SB 242 Burton

Relating to the right of a child's parent to public school records and information concerning the child.

Education


SB 243 Burton

Relating to the authority of a commissioners court to disapprove of certain condemnations.

State Affairs


SB 244 Burton

Relating to the abolishment of the moving image industry incentive program.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 245 Burton

Relating to voter information provided by political subdivisions before an election to authorize the issuance of bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 246 Hall

Relating to the eligibility of applicants for the state bar examination.

State Affairs


SB 247 Zaffirini

Relating to funding sources for the repayment of certain speech-language pathologist and audiologist education loans.

Higher Education


SB 248 Schwertner

Relating to the dissolution of a special utility district after the transfer of all obligations and services.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 249 Schwertner

Relating to the submission of an affordability and access report by public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 250 Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to limitations on increases in fees and designated tuition charged by certain public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 251 Rodríguez

Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct.

State Affairs


SB 252 Taylor, Van

Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization.

Business & Commerce


SB 253 Taylor, Van

Relating to investment prohibitions and divestment requirements for certain investments of public money.

Business & Commerce


SB 254 Schwertner

Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.

Business & Commerce


SB 255 Zaffirini

Relating to training for governmental entities and vendors, including purchasing and contract management training; authorizing fees.

Business & Commerce


SB 256 Taylor, Van

Relating to the confidentiality of home address information of certain victims of family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of persons.

Criminal Justice


SB 257 Taylor, Van

Relating to judicial review of protective orders and the duration of those orders.

State Affairs


SB 258 Huffines

Relating to the disposition of an unborn child's remains after an abortion.

Health & Human Services


SB 259 Huffines

Relating to jury summons questionnaires.

State Affairs


SB 260 Huffines

Relating to the abolishment of the Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs and the Governor's Advisory Committee on Immigration and Refugees.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SB 261 Zaffirini

Relating to the bulk purchase of information technology commodity items by the Department of Information Resources.

Business & Commerce


SB 262 Zaffirini

Relating to certain purchasing by state agencies and local governments.

Business & Commerce


SB 263 Perry

Relating to the handgun proficiency required to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun.

State Affairs


SB 264 Perry

Relating to an application made by a county jailer to obtain a license to carry a handgun; reducing a fee.

State Affairs


SB 265 Watson

Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SB 266 Watson

Relating to the driver responsibility program.

Transportation


SB 267 Schwertner

Relating to the licensing and regulation of hospitals in this state; increasing the amount of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain hospitals; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

Health & Human Services


SB 268 Nelson

Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

Health & Human Services


SB 269 Menéndez

Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities; authorizing fees.

Health & Human Services


SB 270 Creighton

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drugs.

Business & Commerce


SB 271 Burton/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of a citation or notice to appear for certain misdemeanors punishable by a fine only.

Criminal Justice


SB 272 Perry/ Bettencourt

Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as part of the sunset review process.

Finance


SB 273 Whitmire

Relating to inclusion of instruction regarding police officers in the required curriculum for ninth grade public school students.

Education


SB 274 Huffman

Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of a vehicle; increasing a criminal penalty.

Criminal Justice


SB 275 Watson

Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons.

Finance


SB 276 Watson

Relating to adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program requirements.

Education


SB 277 Campbell

Relating to the eligibility of certain property for certain ad valorem tax incentives relating to wind-powered energy devices.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SB 278 Zaffirini

Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system.

Transportation


SB 279 Zaffirini

Relating to the expression of breast milk in the Capitol and other public buildings.

Business & Commerce


SB 280 Huffines

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of criminal trespass.

Criminal Justice


SB 281 Taylor, Van

Relating to limitations on the use of a biometric identifier by a governmental body.

Business & Commerce


SB 282 Perry

Relating to the entitlement of a public school student to transfer to a public school campus with a higher overall performance rating under the school accountability system.

Education


SB 283 Watson

Relating to the offense of unlawfully prohibiting an employee from voting.

State Affairs


SB 284 Watson

Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting.

State Affairs


SB 285 Watson

Relating to the right of an employee to time off from work to obtain an election identification certificate.

State Affairs


SB 286 Nichols

Relating to the governing board of the Trinity Valley Community College District.

Higher Education


SB 287 Watson

Relating to the designation of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin as the state botanical garden and arboretum.

Administration


SB 288 Watson

Relating to the operation and movement of motorcycles on certain highways during periods of traffic congestion.

Transportation


SB 289 Taylor, Van

Relating to the preparation of government growth impact statements for rules proposed by state agencies.

Business & Commerce


SB 290 Watson

Relating to the state's contribution to the financing of public education.

Education


SB 291 Whitmire

Relating to the issuance of a writ of attachment.

Criminal Justice


SB 292 Huffman/ Nelson/ Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a grant program to reduce recidivism, arrest, and incarceration of individuals with mental illness.

Health & Human Services


SB 293 Hinojosa/ Schwertner

Relating to the proof required to impose payment holds in certain cases of alleged fraud by Medicaid providers.

Health & Human Services


SB 294 Hinojosa

Relating to a prohibition against the use of stun guns and Tasers against public school students.

Education


SB 295 Hinojosa

Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 296 Hinojosa

Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

State Affairs


SB 297 Hinojosa

Relating to the compensatory time and overtime pay for commissioned officers of the Department of Public Safety.

Criminal Justice


SB 298 Hinojosa

Relating to the creation and funding of the Texas Forensic Science Commission operating account.

Criminal Justice


SB 299 Burton/ et al.

Relating to the appointment of an associate commissioner for veterans services at the Health and Human Services Commission.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SB 325 Burton

Relating to the procedure for expunction of arrest records and files for certain persons who are tried for an offense and subsequently acquitted.

Criminal Justice


SB 326 Burton

Relating to the authority of a court to return certain fees to a person whose criminal record has been expunged.

Criminal Justice


SB 327 Burton

Relating to the authority of a court to return certain fees to a person who is the subject of an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.

Criminal Justice


SB 328 Burton

Relating to public school class size limits.

Education


SB 329 Creighton/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Estes/ Lucio/ et al.

Relating to birth records of adopted persons.

State Affairs


SB 330 Rodríguez

Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

Finance


SB 331 West

Relating to the temporary approval of a private or independent college or university to continue to participate in the tuition equalization grant program.

Higher Education


SB 332 West

Relating to the electronic monitoring of certain defendants as an alternative to confinement.

Criminal Justice


SB 333 West

Relating to the administration of educational programs for persons placed on community supervision for certain intoxication offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 334 West

Relating to broker agreements for the leasing of real property owned by a county.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 335 West

Relating to the delegation of death certification to attending physicians in certain counties.

Criminal Justice


SB 336 West

Relating to the disposition of organs, organ parts, or medically implanted devices on completion of an autopsy.

Criminal Justice


SB 337 West

Relating to the age at which a person may purchase aerosol paint.

Criminal Justice


SB 338 Taylor, Van

Relating to the first day of the school year for public schools.

Education


SB 339 Perry

Relating to the creation of the offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense.

Criminal Justice


SB 340 Perry

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault.

Criminal Justice


SB 341 Perry

Relating to the consequences of the possession of illegal synthetic cannabinoids on a holder of or applicant for certain alcoholic beverage licenses and liability of a person who provides, sells, or serves a synthetic cannabinoid to another person.

Business & Commerce


SB 342 Perry

Relating to the amount of the fee paid by a defendant for a peace officer's services in executing or processing an arrest warrant, capias, or capias pro fine.

Criminal Justice


SB 343 Perry

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of improper sexual activity with a person under the supervision of a community supervision and corrections department.

Criminal Justice


SB 344 West

Relating to the authority of a licensed paramedic to transport a person for emergency detention.

Health & Human Services


SB 345 West

Relating to the use of tax revenue by certain municipalities for the payment of certain hotel-related bonds or other obligations.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 346 Watson

Relating to the rules of the road regarding red signals at certain traffic control signals.

Transportation


SB 347 Watson

Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to regional water planning groups and their committees.

Business & Commerce


SB 348 Watson

Relating to the authority of the board of directors of an appraisal district to acquire or convey real property or construct or renovate a building or other improvement.

Finance


SB 349 Creighton

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

State Affairs


SB 350 Taylor, Van

Relating to the repeal of certain laws regulating the sale or transfer of secondhand watches.

Business & Commerce


SB 415 Perry/ et al.

Relating to a prohibition on the performance of dismemberment abortions; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense.

Health & Human Services


SB 500 Taylor, Van

Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers.

State Affairs


SB 501 Taylor, Van

Relating to the disclosure of certain contracts, services, and compensation in personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates.

State Affairs


SB 502 Taylor, Van

Relating to the content of detailed reports filed by lobbyists and to monetary limits on expenditures by lobbyists.

State Affairs


SB 503 Taylor, Van

Relating to the prohibition on lobbying by certain elected officers.

State Affairs


SB 504 Taylor, Van

Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense.

State Affairs


SB 505 Taylor, Van

Relating to restrictions on lobbyist expenditures from certain political contributions.

State Affairs



Committee re-referral on the following:


SB 73 Nelson

Relating to leave policy and procedures for state employees.

Re-referred from Business & Commerce to Finance