Bills Referred Today for 5/12/2017

BILLS REFERRED TODAY



Friday

May 12, 2017





Committee referral on the following:


HJR 10 Smithee

Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for certain judicial offices.

State Affairs


HJR 113 Capriglione/ Parker/ Stephenson

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in the Texas Bullion Depository.

Finance


HB 39 Wu/ Raymond/ Davis, Sarah/ Rose/ White/ et al.

Relating to the provision of child protective services and other health and human services by certain state agencies; authorizing a fee.

Health & Human Services


HB 45 Flynn/ Leach/ Burkett/ Parker/ Laubenberg/ et al.

Relating to requiring the Texas Supreme Court to adopt rules and provide judicial instruction regarding the application of foreign laws in certain family law cases.

State Affairs


HB 108 Alvarado/ Button/ Bernal/ Paddie/ Gonzales, Larry/ et al.

Relating to the use of the skills development fund to facilitate the relocation to or expansion in this state of employers offering complex or high-skilled employment opportunities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 156 Raymond

Relating to establishing a pilot program in designated public high schools in certain municipalities for placement of students in Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs as an alternative to placement in disciplinary or juvenile justice alternative education programs.

Education


HB 162 Lucio III

Relating to conditions of community supervision for defendants convicted of certain criminal offenses involving animals; authorizing fees.

Criminal Justice


HB 435 King, Ken/ Bailes/ Springer/ Flynn/ Bonnen, Dennis/ et al.

Relating to the application of certain weapons laws to and liability for certain actions of volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a handgun.

State Affairs


HB 473 Moody/ Villalba/ Minjarez

Relating to the employment of certain peace officers, detention officers, county jailers, or firefighters who are injured in the course and scope of duty.

Business & Commerce


HB 591 Minjarez/ Springer

Relating to the punishment for the offense of aggravated assault.

Criminal Justice


HB 594 VanDeaver

Relating to procedures for the dissolution of a county hospital authority.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 653 Clardy

Relating to the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant program.

Higher Education


HB 714 Wu/ Alvarado/ Thierry/ Elkins/ Davis, Sarah

Relating to the civil prosecution of offenses involving certain municipal parking ordinances; authorizing a civil fine.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 748 Farrar

Relating to certain costs associated with certain court proceedings for cruelly treated animals; authorizing fees and costs.

Criminal Justice


HB 865 Blanco/ Minjarez

Relating to establishing a veterans services coordinator for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a veterans reentry dorm program for certain state jail defendants confined by the department.

Criminal Justice


HB 929 Miller

Relating to certain early voting procedures.

State Affairs


HB 931 Miller/ Bonnen, Greg/ Zerwas/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Fallon/ et al.

Relating to liability of certain electric utilities and political subdivisions that contract for certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

Business & Commerce


HB 933 Longoria

Relating to a prohibition on the use of certain baseball bats at University Interscholastic League events.

Education


HB 978 Murr/ Moody

Relating to the terms of the board members of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.

Criminal Justice


HB 1298 Frullo

Relating to the definition of commercial property insurance for purposes of certain provisions governing insurance rates and policy forms.

Business & Commerce


HB 1384 Davis, Sarah/ Button

Relating to contributions and expenditures made in connection with a campaign for speaker of the house of representatives.

State Affairs


HB 1510 Isaac

Relating to the transfer of certain functions related to emergency services districts from the Department of Agriculture to the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1643 Springer/ Fallon/ Simmons/ Bonnen, Greg

Relating to the regulation of the operation of an unmanned aircraft and the prosecution of a related criminal offense.

Criminal Justice


HB 1661 Phelan/ Fallon

Relating to a withdrawal of a candidate.

State Affairs


HB 1724 Guillen

Relating to the establishment of the commercial license buyback account managed by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1816 Metcalf

Relating to the operation of medical supply transport vehicles during a declared state of disaster.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 1974 Wray

Relating to durable powers of attorney.

State Affairs


HB 2068 Phillips/ Wilson/ White/ et al.

Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; authorizing and increasing criminal fines.

Transportation


HB 2087 VanDeaver/ Fallon/ Springer

Relating to restricting the use of covered information, including student personally identifiable information, by an operator of a website, online service, online application, or mobile application for a school purpose.

Education


HB 2321 Turner/ Howard/ Giddings

Relating to low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement programs and local initiative projects.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 2377 Larson/ Lucio III

Relating to the development of brackish groundwater.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 2409 Raney/ González, Mary/ Simmons/ Shine/ Romero, Jr./ et al.

Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 2471 Davis, Sarah/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting political contributions and political expenditures made by certain persons with public funds; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs


HB 2578 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the elimination of certain fees for licensure and the disposition of certain fees collected by the Texas Lottery Commission under the Bingo Enabling Act.

State Affairs


HB 2588 Clardy

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

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 2614 Huberty

Relating to school district discretion to administer college preparation assessment instruments to public school students at state cost.

Education


HB 2623 Allen/ Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to requiring school districts and certain facilities to assist students in making the transition back to school after certain prolonged placements outside of school.

Education


HB 2722 Phillips/ Guillen

Relating to early voting by certain persons who have an employment hardship.

State Affairs


HB 2725 González, Mary

Relating to the composition of the board of directors of a stormwater control and recapture planning authority in certain counties.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2744 Hernandez

Relating to the creation of the Channelview Improvement District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2790 White/ Fallon

Relating to funding for certain apprenticeship training programs.

Finance


HB 2856 Villalba

Relating to names of domestic and foreign filing entities for transacting business in this state.

Business & Commerce


HB 2888 Romero, Jr./ Johnson, Jarvis/ Dutton/ Thierry/ White

Relating to an inmate's completion of classes or programs before being released on parole.

Criminal Justice


HB 2911 Lucio III

Relating to a reemployment program as a condition of community supervision for certain veterans who commit a misdemeanor offense.

Criminal Justice


HB 2937 Canales/ Lozano/ Longoria/ Guerra/ Lucio III

Relating to the establishment of a pilot program under which a licensed hospital may offer dual credit courses to public high school students.

Education


HB 2994 Ashby/ Clardy/ Phillips/ Stephenson/ Blanco/ et al.

Relating to workforce continuing education offered by public junior colleges.

Higher Education


HB 3003 Kuempel

Relating to certain promotional activities by the holders of certain alcoholic beverage permits and licenses.

Business & Commerce


HB 3052 Herrero

Relating to an authorization agreement between a parent and a nonparent relative of the child.

Business & Commerce


HB 3066 Guillen

Relating to certain benefits and protections for service members of the Texas military forces ordered to state active duty or to state training and other duty.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


HB 3085 Keough

Relating to a study by the Geo-Technology Research Institute on the monitoring, prevention, and removal of floating trash.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 3147 White

Relating to the entitlement to expunction for certain persons who are arrested solely as a result of inaccurate identifying information.

Criminal Justice


HB 3252 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to certain contracting requirements for certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.

Transportation


HB 3272 Wray

Relating to the suspension, revocation, or cancellation of a driver's license or personal identification certificate and to certain conduct constituting contempt of court that may result in the suspension or denial of a driver's license.

Transportation


HB 3296 Klick

Relating to persons required to establish nursing peer review committees.

Health & Human Services


HB 3304 King, Ken/ Kacal

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer testing and screening.

Business & Commerce


HB 3433 Lambert/ Springer/ Bailes/ Clardy/ Darby/ et al.

Relating to the adoption by state agencies of rules affecting rural communities.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 3442 Cook

Relating to the Fairfield Hospital District.

Health & Human Services


HB 3446 Davis, Yvonne

Relating to the administration of ad valorem taxes.

Finance


HB 3526 Howard

Relating to renaming the instructional materials allotment as the technology and instructional materials allotment and making associated technical changes.

Education


HB 3533 Raymond

Relating to inspection procedures in certain long-term care facilities and the creation of a long-term care legislative oversight committee.

Health & Human Services


HB 3564 Klick

Relating to the office of the state long-term care ombudsman; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense.

Health & Human Services


HB 3574 Collier

Relating to the allocation of low income housing tax credits.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3669 Landgraf

Relating to the operations of the Ector County Hospital District.

Health & Human Services


HB 3697 Farrar

Relating to notice provided by an applicant to house inmates released on parole or to mandatory supervision.

Criminal Justice


HB 3705 White

Relating to local juvenile justice information systems.

Criminal Justice


HB 3706 Lucio III

Relating to certain alternative education programs designed to address workforce development needs for at-risk students.

Education


HB 3767 Allen

Relating to annual reporting regarding the establishment of certain school district planning and decision-making committees.

Education


HB 3845 Raymond

Relating to the insurance reporting program operated by the Title IV-D agency to enforce certain child support obligations.

State Affairs


HB 3887 Coleman

Relating to trauma training for public school personnel.

Education


HB 3987 Larson/ Workman

Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 4007 Kuempel

Relating to the licensing and regulation of health-related occupations transferred to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Business & Commerce


HB 4035 Flynn

Relating to eligibility and contributions for coverage under the state employee group benefits program and health benefit plans offered by certain university systems.

State Affairs


HB 4094 Klick

Relating to the access of criminal history record information by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services


HB 4104 Coleman

Relating to the county budget for certain court personnel.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 4117 Coleman/ Springer

Relating to the provision of telemental health services to prisoners confined in county jails, including the creation of the county jail telemental health fund, and to certain rules and procedures relating to the safety of those prisoners.

Criminal Justice


HB 4126 Herrero

Relating to signs required to be posted in licensed vehicle storage facilities.

Business & Commerce


HB 4127 Herrero

Relating to the inspection of towing companies and vehicle storage facilities by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Business & Commerce


HB 4271 Hernandez

Relating to the creation of the East Houston Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HCR 49 Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Designating July as Train Safety Awareness Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2017.

Administration


HCR 59 Bailes/ Isaac/ Lucio III/ Gonzales, Larry/ et al.

Urging Congress to pass a budget.

State Affairs


HCR 99 Anchia

Declaring Israel a major strategic ally of Texas.

State Affairs


HCR 101 Herrero/ Neave

Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.

State Affairs