Bills Referred Today for 3/1/2017

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Wednesday

March 1, 2017





Committee referral on the following:


SB 899 Huffman

Relating to increasing the punishment for an offense committed against a person because of the person's status as a peace officer, a firefighter, or emergency medical services personnel.

Criminal Justice


SB 910 Huffman/ Uresti

Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties.

State Affairs


SB 926 Rodríguez

Relating to durable powers of attorney.

State Affairs


SB 927 Rodríguez

Relating to a special education recovery program operated by the Texas Education Agency.

Education


SB 928 Rodríguez/ Estes

Relating to the designation of portions of certain highways as the Tom Lea Trail.

Transportation


SB 929 Hughes

Relating to continuing education requirements for county tax assessor-collectors.

Finance


SB 930 Taylor, Van

Relating to the nonconfidential status of certain state pension information.

Business & Commerce


SB 931 Seliger

Relating to the authority to waive certain penalties and interest in order to facilitate the settlement of an ad valorem tax appeal.

Finance


SB 932 Schwertner

Relating to the licensing of, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission's duties with respect to, and the administrative penalties for certain long-term care facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 933 Schwertner

Relating to the licensing of, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission's duties with respect to, and the administrative penalties for home and community support services agencies.

Health & Human Services


SB 934 Schwertner

Relating to health care liability insurance for certain long-term care facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 935 Hughes

Relating to the composition of the board of trustees of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 936 Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to undertake a study of the public retirement systems of this state.

State Affairs


SB 937 Zaffirini

Relating to county law libraries.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 938 Taylor, Van

Relating to certain rental-purchase agreements.

Business & Commerce


SB 939 Bettencourt

Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 940 Campbell

Relating to the evaluation of and improvements to the quality of the Texas Workforce Commission's subsidized child care program.

Health & Human Services


SB 941 Hughes

Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age.

Criminal Justice


SB 942 Hughes

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

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 943 Taylor, Van/ et al.

Relating to limitations on the rate of growth of appropriations.

Finance


SB 944 Hughes

Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act.

State Affairs


SB 945 Bettencourt

Relating to the authority of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district to correct an ad valorem tax appraisal roll.

Finance


SB 946 Bettencourt

Relating to deadlines for performing various functions in connection with the ad valorem tax system.

Finance


SB 947 Kolkhorst

Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

Business & Commerce


SB 948 Kolkhorst

Relating to certain information provided to prospective adoptive parents by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services


SB 949 Kolkhorst

Relating to a limitation on the amount of attorney's fees awarded in a case assigned to a special three-judge district court.

State Affairs


SB 950 Seliger

Relating to tuition and fee exemptions or waivers at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 951 Hancock

Relating to the regulation of the manufacture and sale of wine and certain related activities; authorizing a fee.

Business & Commerce


SB 952 Hancock

Relating to enforcement of a lien on property in a self-service storage facility by a sale conducted through an Internet website.

Business & Commerce


SB 953 Hancock

Relating to warning signs applicable to the carrying of weapons on the premises of certain holders of alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.

Business & Commerce


SB 954 Hancock

Relating to the authority of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to offer a civil penalty in lieu of suspending a permit or license.

Business & Commerce


SB 955 Hancock

Relating to the rates of the taxes imposed on the first sale of ale, malt liquor, and beer; reducing a tax rate.

Business & Commerce


SB 956 Hancock

Relating to taxes imposed on vinous liquor.

Business & Commerce


SB 957 Campbell/ Hinojosa

Relating to the numbering of propositions on the ballot.

State Affairs


SB 958 Rodríguez

Relating to the deadline for filing an application for a writ of habeas corpus in a death penalty case.

Criminal Justice


SB 959 Hughes

Relating to the adoption of the Compact for a Balanced Budget.

State Affairs


SB 960 Nichols

Relating to the regulation of prescribed burning by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 961 Garcia

Relating to the licensing and regulation of a journeyman lineman.

Business & Commerce


SB 962 Garcia

Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to develop and establish an online reporting system for sex offenses.

State Affairs


SB 963 Zaffirini

Relating to the establishment of a guardianship court pilot program.

State Affairs


SB 964 Rodríguez

Relating to the Jeff Davis County Underground Water Conservation District; authorizing a fee.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 965 Zaffirini

Relating to the creation and operation of a park and recreation district in counties that share a border on the San Marcos River and to the authority of the district to collect fees and issue bonds; creating a criminal offense.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 966 Watson

Relating to criminal offenses regarding the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages by a minor.

Criminal Justice


SB 967 Watson

Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault.

Criminal Justice


SB 968 Watson

Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide students and employees an option to electronically report certain offenses to the institution.

State Affairs


SB 969 Watson

Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide amnesty to students who report incidents of sexual assault.

State Affairs


SB 970 Watson

Relating to a sexual assault policy at public and private institutions of higher education.

State Affairs


SB 971 Zaffirini

Relating to eligibility to serve on the appraisal review board of certain appraisal districts.

Finance


SB 972 Zaffirini

Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem taxation purposes of real property on which a building completely destroyed by a casualty is located.

Finance


SB 973 Creighton

Relating to authorization to enter onto property to survey for a proposed high-speed rail facility.

Transportation


SB 974 Creighton

Relating to option contracts to acquire real property for high-speed rail projects.

Transportation


SB 975 Birdwell

Relating to the security of high-speed rail operated by a private entity.

Transportation


SB 1107 Schwertner/ Perry/ et al.

Relating to telemedicine and telehealth services.

Health & Human Services