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COMMITTEE:    State Affairs 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Friday, May 22, 2015 

PLACE:        E1.012 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Joan Huffman 



To consider the following:


HB 23         Davis, Sarah | et al.   SP: Huffman
Relating to disclosure of certain relationships with local government officers and vendors; creating criminal offenses.

HB 48         McClendon | et al.      SP: Ellis
Relating to the creation of a commission to review convictions after exoneration and to prevent wrongful convictions.

HB 545        Dutton                  SP: Ellis
Relating to the enforcement of an order to pay child support by contempt.

HB 621        Lozano | et al.         SP: Burton
Relating to the termination of a volunteer deputy registrar appointment.

HB 866        Thompson, Ed            SP: Huffman
Relating to the exemption from jury service of a person who is the primary caretaker of another person.

HB 966        Crownover | et al.      SP: Hancock
Relating to the creation of an optional consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the group benefits program provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents.

HB 1110       King, Phil | et al.     SP: Birdwell
Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution.

HB 1278       Hughes | et al.         SP: Lucio
Relating to financial assistance paid to the survivors of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other public employees killed in the line of duty.

HB 1306       Hughes                  SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the reimbursement of expenses incurred by court reporters in judicial districts composed of more than one county.

HB 1403       Sheets | et al.         SP: Estes
Relating to the definition of health care liability claim for the purposes of certain laws governing those claims.

HB 1438       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Zaffirini
Relating to probate matters, including guardianships and other matters related to incapacitated persons.

HB 1630       Romero, Jr.             SP: Huffman
Relating to certain limitations on settlement agreements with a governmental unit.

HB 1666       Bonnen, Dennis          SP: Huffman
Relating to the liability of certain persons for damages arising from training exercises to prepare the persons to respond to certain emergencies.

HB 1923       Naishtat                SP: Rodríguez
Relating to qualifications of special judges.

HB 2123       King, Phil | et al.     SP: Perry
Relating to participation of the state military forces in the state group benefits program.

HB 2160       Paul                    SP: Bettencourt
Relating to the release of election judges' and clerks' contact information.

HB 2168       Muñoz, Jr.              SP: Lucio
Relating to the payment date for annuities from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 2235       Anderson, Rodney        SP: Birdwell
Relating to the eligibility requirements of a notary public.

HB 2246       Villalba | et al.       SP: Huffman
Relating to the restriction of certain intoxication offenders to the operation of a motor vehicle with an ignition interlock device in lieu of a license suspension.

HB 2278       Muñoz, Jr.              SP: Uresti
Relating to authorizing certain current and retired associate judges to conduct a marriage ceremony.

HB 2303       Kuempel | et al.        SP: Huffman
Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during certain recreational activities.

HB 2381       Reynolds                SP: Rodríguez
Relating to the appointment and duties of election officers.

HB 2486       Keffer | et al.         SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the right of a person to enter the person's residence or former residence accompanied by a peace officer to recover certain personal property; creating an offense.

HB 2590       Johnson | et al.        SP: West
Relating to providing a remedy for fraud committed in certain real estate and stock transactions.

HB 2633       Hernandez | et al.      SP: Perry
Relating to the release of a motor vehicle accident report; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 2710       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the duty of an attorney ad litem to locate and represent a defendant in a suit to collect a delinquent ad valorem tax.

HB 2721       Blanco                  SP: Rodríguez
Relating to public notice of the time for voting during an early voting period.

HB 2739       Capriglione | et al.    SP: Birdwell
Relating to the use of a concealed handgun license as valid proof of personal identification.

HB 2775       Rodriguez, Eddie        SP: Zaffirini
Relating to a petition filed in connection with an application for a place on the ballot.

HB 2794       Farney | et al.         SP: Zaffirini
Relating to a delayed birth certificate; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3070       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Huffman
Relating to the disposition of remains.

HB 3136       Naishtat                SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the use of a small estate affidavit to distribute certain intestate estates.

HB 3157       Faircloth               SP: Huffman
Relating to notice of cancellation of elections.

HB 3163       Cyrier | et al.         SP: Watson
Relating to civil suits filed against board members of a groundwater conservation district and the liability of a member for certain actions taken by the board.

HB 3310       Paul | et al.           SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the funding policies, actuarial valuations, and reporting requirements of certain public retirement systems.

HB 3316       Miller, Doug            SP: Hancock
Relating to the time for recording a durable power of attorney for certain real property transactions.

HB 3364       Schofield               SP: Bettencourt
Relating to the appeal of a judgment in an eviction suit.

HB 3424       Smithee                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to a central database containing information about certain individuals under guardianship.

HB 3456       Paul | et al.           SP: Estes
Relating to the composition of a district executive committee of a political party.

HB 3683       Geren                   SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the electronic filing of personal financial statements with the Texas Ethics Commission.

HB 4103       Guillen                 SP: Garcia
Relating to oaths and affirmations of certain judges of municipal courts.

HJR 77        Miller, Rick | et al.   SP: Bettencourt
Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress.

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 1110

HB 1666

HB 3310


** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **