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COMMITTEE:    State Affairs 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Thursday, May 07, 2015 

PLACE:        Senate Chamber 
CHAIR:        Senator Joan Huffman 



To consider the following:


HB 80         Craddick | et al.       SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the use of a portable wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.

HB 1388       Bohac                   SP: Creighton
Relating to certain diseases or illnesses suffered by firefighters and emergency medical technicians.

HB 1756       Rodriguez, Eddie | et al.    SP: Watson
Relating to the board of trustees of and distribution of certain benefits by a retirement system for firefighters in certain municipalities.

HB 2154       Dutton                  SP: Birdwell
Relating to the functions and operation of the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

HB 2536       Harless | et al.        SP: Whitmire
Relating to jurisdiction in an eminent domain proceeding in Harris County.

HB 3123       Price                   SP: Nelson
Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.

SB 820        Rodríguez
Relating to child custody evaluations and adoption evaluations conducted and testimony provided in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; providing penalties; creating an offense; authorizing fees.

SJR 8         Zaffirini
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional.

At the Chair's discretion, the committee may also consider pending business.



Public testimony will be limited to 2 minutes. If submitting written testimony, please provide 20 copies to the committee clerk with your name on each.




Bills added after last posting:

HB 2536

HB 3123



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