Bills Referred Today for 3/16/2017

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Thursday

March 16, 2017





Committee referral on the following:


SJR 49 Hinojosa

Proposing a constitutional amendment on professional sports team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles.

State Affairs


SJR 50 Whitmire

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of pretrial release of a person accused of a noncapital offense if necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court and the safety of the community and the victim of the alleged offense.

Criminal Justice


SCR 29 Campbell

Designating Dripping Springs as the official Wedding Capital of Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2017.

Administration


SCR 30 Hall

Granting Barbara Stegall permission to sue the Texas Municipal League, TML MultiState Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool, Inc., and UMR, Inc.

State Affairs


SCR 31 Uresti/ Hinojosa/ Lucio/ Rodríguez/ Zaffirini

Expressing opposition to using eminent domain for the construction of a wall or fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

State Affairs


SCR 32 Taylor, Larry

Urging Congress to provide sufficient federal funding for the construction of a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SCR 33 Kolkhorst

Approving the amended 2009 settlement agreement between the State of Texas and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Health & Human Services


SB 319 Watson/ Hinojosa/ Schwertner/ Taylor, Van

Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners; authorizing a reduction in fees; providing penalties.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1351 Watson

Relating to allowing the placement and maintenance of traffic-control signals in municipalities to permit emergency vehicles to safely enter a highway.

Transportation


SB 1352 Watson

Relating to notice of facility fees charged by freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

Business & Commerce


SB 1353 Taylor, Larry

Relating to state financial assistance for a school district to which an academically unacceptable school district is annexed.

Education


SB 1354 West

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1355 West

Relating to the calculation of absences for truancy purposes and to attendance at truancy court adjudication hearings by certain parents.

Criminal Justice


SB 1356 Hall

Relating to distracted driving collisions; creating an offense.

Transportation


SB 1357 Hall

Relating to the right of public officers to information of certain governmental entities; creating a criminal offense.

Business & Commerce


SB 1358 Hall

Relating to the sunset review of the Legislative Budget Board and a study by the comptroller on the accuracy of fiscal notes prepared by the Legislative Budget Board.

Finance


SB 1359 Watson

Relating to the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or tobacco products on property owned by or leased for a state agency.

State Affairs


SB 1360 Watson

Relating to the provision to a property owner by certain tax officials of certain information regarding the ad valorem taxes imposed on the owner's property.

Finance


SB 1361 Creighton

Relating to the powers and duties of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District of Jefferson County.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1362 Campbell/ Buckingham/ Kolkhorst/ Nelson/ Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to notification and informational materials regarding mutual consent voluntary adoption registries.

State Affairs


SB 1363 Uresti

Relating to diaper changing stations in restrooms in buildings operated by a governmental entity.

Business & Commerce


SB 1364 Miles

Relating to the dissemination of information about historically underutilized businesses and the expansion of the small business development center network.

Business & Commerce


SB 1365 Miles

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

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1366 Menéndez

Relating to eligibility for membership and funding of benefits for certain law enforcement, custodial, and other peace officers.

State Affairs


SB 1367 Menéndez

Relating to policies and training regarding the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public institutions of higher education; providing immunity.

Higher Education


SB 1368 Menéndez

Relating to a study on the provision of vision services benefits to older individuals in this state.

Health & Human Services


SB 1369 Menéndez

Relating to the prosecution for the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.

Criminal Justice


SB 1370 Menéndez

Relating to the designation of a portion of Loop 1604 in Bexar County as the Borinqueneers Memorial Overpass.

Transportation


SB 1371 Menéndez

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Commendation Medal, Commendation Medal with Valor, and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

Transportation


SB 1372 Menéndez

Relating to the operation of an electric unicycle.

Transportation


SB 1373 Menéndez

Relating to the applicability of municipal zoning ordinances to certain open-enrollment charter schools.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1374 Menéndez

Relating to the expunction of records in residential eviction suits.

State Affairs


SB 1375 Buckingham

Relating to the use of clinical decision support software and laboratory benefits management programs by physicians and health care providers in connection with provision of clinical laboratory services to health benefit plan enrollees.

Business & Commerce


SB 1376 Buckingham

Relating to a joint interim study regarding the state's response to modifications to federal health care laws.

Health & Human Services


SB 1377 Buckingham

Relating to human trafficking signs at abortion facilities and offenses associated with human trafficking and coerced abortion; increasing criminal penalties.

State Affairs


SB 1378 Zaffirini

Relating to the abatement of a pending sale to foreclose an ad valorem tax lien on a residence homestead.

Finance


SB 1379 Zaffirini

Relating to the additional tax imposed if the use of land located in certain counties and appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as open-space land is changed.

Finance


SB 1380 Seliger

Relating to alternative education loans and to the use of higher education private activity bonds by qualified alternative education loan lenders.

Higher Education


SB 1381 Hughes

Relating to photo identification for certain debit or credit card transactions.

Business & Commerce


SB 1382 Hughes

Relating to the use of local government energy savings performance contracts for measures that avoid expected future operating or maintenance costs.

Business & Commerce


SB 1383 Perry

Relating to the operation of vehicles transporting fluid milk; authorizing a fee.

Transportation


SB 1384 Perry

Relating to the designation of certain legislation on contract carriers as the Justin Little Act.

Transportation


SB 1385 Campbell

Relating to enforcement of certain regulations by the acquisition of a conservation easement.

State Affairs


SB 1386 Taylor, Van/ Estes

Relating to the use of habitual toll violator remedies by certain toll project entities.

Transportation


SB 1387 Hinojosa

Relating to certain requirements for designation as a qualified business under the enterprise zone program.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1388 Hinojosa

Relating to the termination by an insurer of a contract with a preferred provider.

Business & Commerce


SB 1389 Hinojosa

Relating to a franchise tax credit for enterprise projects for certain capital investments.

Finance


SB 1390 Hinojosa

Relating to taxes and fees imposed on cigarettes and other tobacco products, including an exemption to the cigarette tax, related administrative matters, and the elements of certain related offenses.

Finance


SB 1391 Hinojosa

Relating to penalties imposed on a holder of an alcoholic beverage license or permit on the basis of a criminal prosecution.

Business & Commerce


SB 1392 Perry

Relating to groundwater conservation districts.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1393 Estes

Relating to the services that require a structural pest control license; changing the applicability of an occupational license.

Business & Commerce


SB 1394 Hughes

Relating to the calculation of longevity pay for state judges and justices.

State Affairs


SB 1395 Creighton

Relating to the powers and duties of navigation districts and port authorities.

Transportation


SB 1396 Seliger

Relating to the Clarendon College District.

Higher Education


SB 1397 Nichols

Relating to notice by a property owner to a mortgage servicer that the owner intends to enter into a contract with a property tax lender.

Business & Commerce


SB 1398 Lucio

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

Education


SB 1399 Whitmire

Relating to the creation of a pretrial drug diversion program

Criminal Justice


SB 1400 Campbell

Relating to state banks, state bank holding companies, and branches of foreign banks.

Business & Commerce


SB 1401 Campbell

Relating to the regulation of banks and trust companies.

Business & Commerce


SB 1402 Campbell

Relating to the regulation of cemeteries and the administration of perpetual care trust funds.

Business & Commerce


SB 1403 Campbell

Relating to the regulation of money services businesses.

Business & Commerce


SB 1404 Hughes

Relating to requiring school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to report certain information regarding voluntary after-school programs and voluntary summer programs.

Education


SB 1405 Creighton

Relating to the public sale of real property under a power of sale in a security instrument.

Business & Commerce


SB 1406 Creighton/ Campbell

Relating to the authority of the commissioner of insurance to request a state innovation waiver for certain small group health benefit plans of certain federal actuarial value and level of coverage requirements.

Business & Commerce


SB 1407 Taylor, Van

Relating to the information required to be included in or with a school district ad valorem tax bill.

Finance


SB 1408 Huffines

Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders and volunteer emergency services personnel.

State Affairs


SB 1409 Menéndez

Relating to a breach of system security of a business that exposes consumer credit card or debit card information; providing a civil penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 1410 Menéndez

Relating to establishing a pilot program to assist small business in obtaining capital.

Business & Commerce


SB 1411 Menéndez

Relating to the consumption of alcoholic beverages on certain premises; providing a criminal penalty and authorizing a fee.

Business & Commerce


SB 1412 Schwertner

Relating to the powers and duties of certain prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances and to the regulatory agencies that issue a license, certification, or registration to the prescribers or dispensers.

Health & Human Services


SB 1413 Schwertner

Relating to health maintenance organization contracts with certain entities to provide health care services.

Business & Commerce


SB 1414 Schwertner

Relating to a recipient's disenrollment from a Medicaid managed care plan.

Health & Human Services


SB 1415 Hughes

Relating to certain procedures in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

Health & Human Services


SB 1416 Perry

Relating to the requirements for construction contracts for certain water supply projects, treatment works, and flood control measures.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1417 Taylor, Van

Relating to a requirement that a hospital allow a patient to designate a caregiver to receive aftercare instruction regarding the patient.

Health & Human Services


SB 1418 West

Relating to a landlord's duty to maintain property and casualty insurance coverage for loss of or damage to a leased premises.

Business & Commerce


SB 1419 Creighton

Relating to eliminating the automatic admission of students to certain public institutions of higher education and scholarships for certain students who qualify for automatic admission.

Higher Education


SB 1420 Zaffirini

Relating to the registration and regulation of health clubs.

Business & Commerce


SB 1421 Estes

Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Criminal Justice


SB 1422 Estes

Relating to the protection and use of intellectual property by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1423 Hinojosa

Relating to the supervision of water districts by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1424 Buckingham

Relating to grand jury proceedings; providing a penalty for contempt of court.

Criminal Justice


SB 1425 Hancock

Relating to the regulation of business entities that provide assistance animals; providing a civil penalty.

Business & Commerce