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COMMITTEE:    State Affairs 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Thursday, May 18, 2017 

PLACE:        Senate Chamber 
CHAIR:        Senator Joan Huffman 



To consider the following:


HB 45         Flynn | et al.          SP: Huffman
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.

HB 273        Gonzales, Larry | et al.     SP: Campbell
Relating to the content of local and state propositions on the ballot.

HB 332        Meyer | et al.          SP: Estes
Relating to the use of school district buildings as polling place locations.

HB 435        King, Ken | et al.      SP: Perry
Relating to the application of certain weapons laws to and liability for certain actions of volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a handgun.

HB 478        Israel | et al.         SP: Uresti
Relating to civil liability for removing certain individuals or animals from a motor vehicle.

HB 501        Capriglione | et al.    SP: Taylor, Van
Relating to the disclosure of certain contracts, agreements, services, and compensation in personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates.

HB 505        Geren | et al.          SP: Taylor, Van
Relating to restrictions on lobbyist expenditures from certain political contributions.

HB 555        Springer | et al.       SP: Hughes
Relating to an additional fee for issuing a marriage license to applicants who are not residents of this state.

HB 590        Bohac | et al.          SP: Huffines
Relating to the liability of first responders who provide roadside assistance.

HB 669        Canales | et al.        SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the inclusion of a magistrate's name on certain signed orders.

HB 929        Miller                  SP: Taylor, Van
Relating to certain early voting procedures.

HB 995        Wray | et al.           SP: Rodríguez
Relating to the form and revocation of medical powers of attorney.

HB 1066       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Bettencourt
Relating to the collection of certain judgments through court proceeding.

HB 1234       Martinez, "Mando" | et al.   SP: Hinojosa
Relating to filing fees imposed in civil cases in Hidalgo County, Cameron County, and Willacy County.

HB 1595       Bohac                   SP: Bettencourt
Relating to the dates to provide a ballot by mail to a voter.

HB 1744       Murr                    SP: Perry
Relating to the payment of certain costs associated with certain assignments of a statutory probate court judge.

HB 1823       Canales                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to properly recorded diacritical marks in vital statistics records, driver's licenses, commercial driver's licenses, and personal identification certificates.

HB 1974       Wray                    SP: Rodríguez
Relating to durable powers of attorney.

HB 2157       Miller                  SP: Bettencourt
Relating to the requirements for a candidate's application or petition for a place on the ballot.

HB 2323       Israel                  SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the filing period for a place on the ballot in a special election to fill a vacancy.

HB 2410       Israel | et al.         SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the authority to conduct a runoff primary election by mail in certain counties.

HB 2471       Davis, Sarah | et al.   SP: Buckingham
Relating to prohibiting political contributions and political expenditures made by certain persons with public funds; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2552       Thompson, Senfronia | et al. SP: Huffman
Relating to measures to address and deter certain criminal or other unlawful activity, including trafficking of persons, sexual offenses, prostitution, and activity that may constitute a public nuisance; increasing criminal penalties; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2559       Reynolds                SP: Burton
Relating to public inspection of mail ballot applications.

HB 2578       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Zaffirini
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.

HB 2612       Meyer | et al.          SP: Huffman
Relating to civil liability of a person who produces, distributes, sells, or provides or aids in the production, distribution, sale, or provision of certain synthetic substances to another person for damages caused by the other person and to certain actions and investigations under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.

HB 2691       Bonnen, Greg | et al.   SP: Huffman
Relating to certain election practices and procedures.

HB 2776       Smithee                 SP: Creighton
Relating to the right of certain appellants to supersede a judgment or order on appeal.

HB 2875       Guillen                 SP: Lucio
Relating to the imposition of additional fees for filing civil cases in Willacy County and Starr County.

HB 3056       Meyer | et al.          SP: Huffines
Relating to the participation in the Texas Municipal Retirement System of certain employees of certain municipalities subject to the Texas Local Fire Fighters Retirement Act.

HB 3125       Kuempel | et al.        SP: Hinojosa
Relating to charitable raffles conducted by the charitable foundations of certain professional sports teams.

HB 3152       Thompson, Senfronia | et al. SP: Huffman
Relating to the care and transportation provided to a sexual assault survivor by a health care facility.

HB 3158       Flynn | et al.          SP: West
Relating to the retirement systems for and the provision of other benefits to police and fire fighters in certain municipalities; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3423       Lambert                 SP: Uresti
Relating to the recording by a county clerk of certain documents relating to the sale or lease of public school land.

HB 3784       Holland | et al.        SP: Taylor, Van
Relating to persons approved by the Department of Public Safety to administer online the classroom instruction part of the handgun proficiency course.

HB 3845       Raymond                 SP: Creighton
Relating to the insurance reporting program operated by the Title IV-D agency to enforce certain child support obligations.

HB 4034       Bohac                   SP: Bettencourt
Relating to updating a voter's information using information provided on a federal postcard application or an application for an early voting ballot.

HB 4035       Flynn                   SP: Huffman
Relating to eligibility and contributions for coverage under the state employee group benefits program and health benefit plans offered by certain university systems.

HCR 101       Herrero | et al.        SP: Huffman
Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.

HJR 10        Smithee                 SP: Huffman
Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for certain judicial offices.

HJR 100       Kuempel | et al.        SP: Hinojosa
Proposing a constitutional amendment on professional sports team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles.

Public testimony will be limited to 2 minutes. If submitting written testimony, please provide 15 copies to the committee clerk with your name on each.