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COMMITTEE:    State Affairs 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Monday, May 18, 2015 

PLACE:        Senate Chamber 
CHAIR:        Senator Joan Huffman 



To consider the following:


HB 9          Flynn | et al.          SP: Huffman
Relating to member contributions to the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 910        Phillips | et al.       SP: Estes
Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 943        Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Rodríguez
Relating to the applicability of a wage and salary presumption to an incarcerated person for purposes of determining child support obligations.

HB 1079       Thompson, Senfronia | et al. SP: Perry
Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties, payments, and civil restitution received by the attorney general.

HB 1096       Murphy | et al.         SP: Bettencourt
Relating to the residence address of a person for purposes of a response to a confirmation notice sent by the registrar.

HB 1510       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Garcia
Relating to liability of persons who lease dwellings to persons with criminal records.

HB 1692       Sheets                  SP: Huffman
Relating to the doctrine of forum non conveniens.

HB 1927       Bonnen, Greg | et al.   SP: Huffman
Relating to the application to vote early by mail in more than one election.

HB 2182       Clardy | et al.         SP: Creighton
Relating to the collection and refunding of certain fees and deposits by a county clerk or district clerk; increasing certain fees.

HB 2193       Smithee                 SP: Seliger
Relating to the office of a public defender appointed by the Commissioners Court of Randall County.

HB 2354       Farney | et al.         SP: Schwertner
Relating to changing the date of the May uniform election.

HB 2573       Johnson | et al.        SP: Lucio
Relating to a deceptive trade practice related to the use of certain words to imply that a person who is not an attorney is authorized to practice law and the prosecution of a cause of action arising from that practice.

HB 2747       Landgraf | et al.       SP: Creighton
Relating to qualifications to serve as a petit juror.

HB 2778       Elkins                  SP: Bettencourt
Relating to the elections for which federal postcard applicant voters may be sent ballots by e-mail.

HB 3160       Alonzo | et al.         SP: West
Relating to an exception to the period of filing an application for the grant of letters testamentary or of administration of a decedent's estate.

HB 3747       Phillips                SP: Estes
Relating to the issuance of a concealed handgun license to certain retired judicial officers.

HB 4086       Muñoz, Jr.              SP: Rodríguez
Relating to the right to a de novo hearing before the referring court regarding a temporary order rendered by an associate judge in certain family law proceedings.

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 1079

HB 3160


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