Friday, May 27, 2005


                   ******** SENATE AMENDMENTS ********

ELIGIBLE AT 7:00 PM MAY 23, 2005:

HB 2266    Baxter / Callegari
Relating to the authority of municipalities to enact a requirement
that establishes the sales price for certain housing units or
residential lots.

ELIGIBLE AT 8:35 PM MAY 24, 2005:

HB 3485    Oliveira
Relating to the establishment of criminal law hearing officers in
Cameron County.

ELIGIBLE AT 2:40 AM MAY 25, 2005:

HB 541    Krusee
Relating to the types of nonprofit organizations that may conduct

HB 2593    Baxter
Relating to the TexasOnline project, the TexasOnline Authority, and
related powers and fees.

ELIGIBLE AT 4:00 PM MAY 25, 2005:

HB 1606    Thompson
Relating to the level of municipal participation in contracts with
developers for public improvements.

ELIGIBLE AT 5:45 PM MAY 25, 2005:

HB 840    Riddle / Keel / Cook, Byron / Anchia
Relating to the forfeiture of contraband used to facilitate or
intended to be used to facilitate the commission of certain
criminal offenses.

ELIGIBLE AT 8:00 PM MAY 25, 2005:

HB 412    Turner / et al.
Relating to the use of credit scoring and credit history by certain
telecommunications and electric service providers.

HB 916    Woolley / et al.
Relating to creating the Texas Health Care Policy Council.

ELIGIBLE  AT 11:45 PM MAY 25, 2005:

HB 3539    Hupp
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the
Saratoga Underground Water Conservation District.

ELIGIBLE AT 1:30 AM MAY 26, 2005:

HB 1068    Driver
Relating to the collection and analysis of evidence and testimony
based on forensic analysis, crime laboratory accreditation, DNA
testing, and the creation and maintenance of DNA records; providing
a penalty.

HJR 80    Krusee
Proposing a constitutional amendment clarifying that certain
economic development programs do not constitute a debt.

ELIGIBLE AT 2:45 AM MAY 26, 2005:

HB 2217    McCall
Relating to the management of public school land and the permanent
school fund.

ELIGIBLE AT 6:30 PM MAY 26, 2005:

HB 164    Berman / Flynn / Phillips / Madden / Driver / et al.
Relating to the civil and criminal consequences of engaging in
conduct related to the manufacture of methamphetamine and to the
distribution and retail sales of certain chemical substances.

HB 823    Keel / Pena / Gonzalez Toureilles / Eissler / Hupp / et al.
Relating to the applicability of the offense of unlawful carrying
of weapons to certain persons and to the consequence of certain
presumptions in the prosecution of a criminal offense.

HB 1006    Isett / Bohac / Eissler / Gattis / Crabb / et al.
Relating to the adoption of ad valorem tax rates by taxing units
and to related tax bills.

HB 2376    Elkins
Relating to the environmental regulation and remediation of dry
cleaning facilities; imposing a penalty.

HB 2491    Puente / Paxton / Goodman
Relating to the administration and collection of ad valorem taxes,
including the transfer of an ad valorem tax lien and a contract for
foreclosure of an ad valorem tax lien; amending, correcting, and
clarifying the Tax Code, Property Code, and Civil Practice and
Remedies Code.

HB 2808    Morrison
Relating to the P-16 Council and to the functioning of certain
educational programs.

HB 2955    Hamric
Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle.

HB 3093    Pena
Relating to ex parte petitions for the expunction of criminal
records and files.

ELIGIBLE AT 7:15 PM MAY 26, 2005:

HB 2335    Corte
Relating to certain duties of state agencies with regard to members
of the United States armed forces and their dependents and the
communities in which they reside.

ELIGIBLE AT 9:15 PM MAY 26, 2004:

HB 955    Solomons
Relating to the regulation of financial businesses and practices;
providing civil penalties.

HB 580    Smith, Wayne
Relating to the authority of a county to provide hazardous
materials services.

HB 602    Eissler
Relating to the designation of a weight enforcement officer by a
commissioners court in certain counties.

HB 1238    Paxton / Hughes / Laubenberg
Relating to distribution of certain child support payments by the
state disbursement unit.

HB 2120    Allen, Ray / Jackson, Jim
Relating to the administration and powers of county government.

HB 2257    Gallego
Relating to the speed limit on certain highways in rural counties.

HB 2339    Corte / Baxter
Relating to the provision of mail ballots to overseas voters and to
conforming adjustments to related dates, deadlines, and procedures.

HB 1207    Haggerty
Relating to the exclusion of land from a water district with
outstanding bonds for failure to provide sufficient services.

HB 2525    Callegari
Relating to contracts by governmental entities for construction
projects and related professional services and to public works
performance and payment bonds.

HB 2668    Dutton
Relating to the performance by a private entity of the functions of
a local child support registry or a child support enforcement
agency and to the receipt, disbursement, and monitoring of child
support payments.

HB 3112    Corte
Relating to the security of computer networks in state government.

HB 3426    Chavez / Moreno, Paul / Haggerty / Gonzales / Guillen
Relating to the establishment of a binational alcohol and substance
abuse task force.

HB 2928    Kolkhorst / Cook, Byron / Chisum / McReynolds / et al.
Relating to projects that may be undertaken by certain development
corporations with respect to business enterprises or business

ELIGIBLE AT 12:05 AM MAY 26, 2005:

HB 908    Turner
Relating to the use of the reverse auction procedure by the Texas
Building and Procurement Commission and other state agencies.

ELIGIBLE AT 4:00 AM MAY 27, 2005:

HB 266    Smith, Wayne
Relating to the time for processing certain county permits.

HB 616    Callegari
Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during
certain recreational activities.

HB 765    Menendez
Relating to notice of coverage under certain group health insurance
policies and standard health benefit plans.

HB 790    Crownover / Luna / Eissler / Zedler / Dukes / et al.
Relating to the conduct of newborn screening by the Department of
State Health Services.

HB 809    Hilderbran / et al.
Relating to excepting certain motor vehicles owned by an individual
and used for the production of income from required rendition for
ad valorem tax purposes.

HB 831    Gonzales / Hartnett
Relating to the eligibility of certain judges to retire with full

HB 975    Madden
Relating to a deposition taken of a witness in a criminal action.

HB 1092    Smith, Wayne
Relating to the authority of certain counties to remove property
from county roads.

HB 1353    Cook, Robby
Relating to creation and operation of a guaranty fund for certain
groups certified to self insure for workers' compensation insurance
coverage and to service companies that administer the guaranty

HB 1610    Chisum
Relating to a county fee for an activity that excavates or cuts the
surface of a county road.

HB 1800    Denny / Jones, Jesse / Coleman
Relating to corrected reports, registrations, and statements filed
with the Texas Ethics Commission.

HB 1890    Smithee / Escobar
Relating to the operation and funding of the Texas Windstorm
Insurance Association, including funding of coverage for certain
catastrophic events through the establishment of a revenue bond

HB 2180    Anderson / Dawson
Relating to donees of anatomical gifts.

HB 2267    Smith, Wayne
Relating to the powers of the Coastal Water Authority; providing
the authority to impose a tax; affecting the authority to issue

HB 2344    Luna
Relating to the Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke.

HB 2381    Hegar
Relating to posting on the Internet the notice of a meeting of the
governing body of a county and certain districts and political

HB 2430    Puente / Rose
Relating to the establishment of a rainwater harvesting evaluation
committee and to standards for harvested rainwater.

HB 2630    Hill
Relating to procedures regarding the removal and storage of

HB 2639    Geren
Relating to the powers and duties of the Tarrant Regional Water

HB 2694    Anchia
Relating to the eligibility of certain counties to use the
competitive proposal procedure for certain purchases.

HB 2759    Taylor / Smith, Todd / Eiland / Dawson / Hegar
Relating to requirements for county election precincts.

HB 2819    Rose / Leibowitz
Relating to access to state electronic and information resources by
individuals with disabilities.

HB 3469    Hochberg
Relating to the establishment of a program to provide grants to be
used to reduce emissions of diesel exhaust from school buses and to
the use of the Texas emissions reduction plan to fund the program.

HB 3518    Coleman
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Improvement District
No. 6; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

ELIGIBLE AT 6:15 AM MAY 27, 2005:

HB 148    Harper-Brown
Relating to the probationary period of persons appointed to
beginning positions in certain fire or police departments.

HB 178    Denny
Relating to the use of electronically readable information from a
driver's license or personal identification card in an election.

HB 731    Jackson, Jim / Smith, Wayne
Relating to an electronic requisition system for counties.

HB 1294    Rose / Cook, Byron
Relating to interlocutory appeals.

HB 1366    Allen, Ray
Relating to the regulation of nursing.

HB 1399    Dutton
Relating to notice of a landlord's motor vehicle towing or parking
rules and policies and to liability arising from certain actions of
a towing service; providing a civil penalty.

HB 1718    Zedler
Relating to the regulation of certain nursing practices.

HB 1737    Flores / McClendon
Relating to the establishment of a dual usage educational complex
by a junior college district and other political subdivisions or
institutions of higher education.

HB 1740    Seaman
Relating to authorizing the City of Aransas Pass to acquire certain
state property.

HB 1767    Cook, Robby
Relating to the regulation of veterinary medicine.

HB 1773    Miller
Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel
occupancy tax and to the use of that tax revenue.

HB 1986    Solomons
Relating to the administration and powers of a coordinated county
transportation authority.

HB 1959    McReynolds
Relating to the hunting of deer with dogs and the taking of
wildlife resources without the consent of the landowner; providing

HB 2309    Denny
Relating to certain election processes and procedures.

HB 2463    Villarreal / Menendez / Flores / Corte / et al.
Relating to the creation of a Medicaid health literacy pilot
program and health care funding districts in certain counties and
authorizing the districts to impose taxes on certain institutional
health care providers located in the districts.

HB 2772    Farabee
Relating to health savings accounts and high-deductible health
plans implemented as a part of the group benefits program of the
Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 3482    Hegar / Callegari / Olivo / Howard
Relating to the creation of the North Fort Bend Water Authority;
providing authority to issue bonds; granting the power of eminent
domain; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 3528    Bailey
Relating to property exemptions in, and the validation of certain
acts of, the Greater Greenspoint Management District of Harris

HB 3563    King, Phil / Bailey / Morrison / Luna / Swinford / et al.
Relating to the use of anabolic steroids by public school students.

ELIGIBLE AT 8:30 AM MAY 27, 2005:

HB 34    Eissler
Relating to erecting an off-premise sign adjacent to and visible
from certain roads.

HB 51    Smith, Todd / Pena / et al.
Relating to the punishment prescribed for and conditions of
community supervision imposed on certain persons who commit
intoxication offenses.

HB 677    Thompson / Anchia / et al.
Relating to emergency services for sexual assault survivors.

HB 853    Solomons / Leibowitz / et al.
Relating to the return of merchandise; providing a civil penalty.

HB 698    McCall
Relating to the creation and disposal of certain materials that
contain personal identifying information; providing a civil

HB 934    Taylor
Relating to notice requirements in certain proceedings relating to
charitable trusts.

HB 1012    Hilderbran
Relating to the offense of abuse of a corpse and to the offense of
criminal mischief in certain circumstances; providing a criminal

HB 1114    Nixon
Relating to contributions by and benefits for certain members and
retirees under the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan One and
Plan Two.

HB 1582    Chavez / Leibowitz
Relating to a study of residential foreclosures in certain

HB 1672    Howard
Relating to costs imposed in connection with the collection and
enforcement of certain tolls.

HB 1575    Dutton / Goodman
Relating to juvenile delinquency; providing a criminal penalty.

HB 1449    Dutton / Goodman
Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship,
including proceedings for the establishment, modification, and
enforcement of child support; providing a civil penalty.

HB 1829    Wong
Relating to authorizing certain institutions of higher education to
charge fees for processing or handling certain payments or payment

HB 1799    Denny
Relating to a transfer and nonsubstantive revision of laws
governing the holding of local option elections regarding alcoholic

HB 1939    Ritter
Relating to certain disqualifications for unemployment compensation
benefits for assigned employees of staff leasing services

HB 2104    Delisi
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of hindering
apprehension or prosecution.

ELIGIBLE AT 10:30 AM MAY 27, 2005:

HB 260    Goodman
Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship and
protective orders.

HB 401    Villarreal
Relating to providing information to certain persons about the
availability of volunteer income tax assistance programs and the
federal earned income tax credit.

HB 972    Solomons / Hamric / Truitt / Dunnam
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of
Chiropractic Examiners; providing a criminal penalty.

HB 1751    Pena
Relating to the procedures governing the payment of restitution by
criminal defendants.

HB 1816    West, George "Buddy"
Relating to the transfer of powers and duties over railroads from
the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Department of

HB 1940    Ritter
Relating to alternative dispute resolution of certain contract
claims against the state.

HB 2940    Hilderbran
Relating to stamps for migratory and upland game bird hunting;
providing a penalty.

HB 3262    Escobar
Relating to the validation of a governmental act or proceeding of
the Town of South Padre Island.

ELIGIBLE AT 12:45 PM MAY 27, 2005:

HB 107    Van Arsdale / Hartnett / Hughes / et al.
Relating to prohibiting actions brought against certain persons
alleging injury relating to an individual's weight gain, obesity,
or any health condition associated with weight gain or obesity.

HB 192    Eissler
Relating to the determination of the validity of certain Montgomery
County Hospital District election petitions.

HB 269    Keel / Casteel / Hupp / Hodge / Talton / et al.
Relating to the effect of an expunction.

HB 1079    West, George "Buddy"
Relating to the eligibility of certain judges to retire with full

HB 1126    Uresti
Relating to exemptions from the law governing emergency medical
services for certain transfer vehicles and staff and to the minimum
qualifications for obtaining an emergency medical services provider

HB 1188    Hartnett / Anchia
Relating to tax increment financing.

HB 1274    Hardcastle
Relating to the service area of the Ranger Junior College District.

HB 1357    Flores
Relating to the civil consequences of certain alcohol-related

HB 1583    Kolkhorst
Relating to the authority of an emergency services district to
obtain information to determine whether the district's 9-1-1
emergency service fee is correctly billed, collected, and remitted.

HB 2026    Hilderbran
Relating to the recovery of certain enforcement-related costs and
to the taking and possession of certain wildlife or eggs, including
requirements related to taxidermy and tanning and to harmful
aquatic plants; imposing penalties.

HB 2027    Hilderbran
Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the beds or banks
of certain rivers and streams in particular counties; providing a

HB 2767    Talton
Relating to the release of a criminal defendant in certain cases
and the eligibility of and citation to certain individuals who act
as sureties on bail bonds.

HB 2883    Smithee
Relating to the Texas Life, Accident, Health, and Hospital Service
Insurance Guaranty Association.

HB 2901    Hilderbran
Relating to a deer breeder's permit; providing a penalty.

HB 2941    Eiland
Relating to compensation of insurance agents.

HB 2959    Paxton / et al.
Relating to the use of federal child care and development block
grant funds by local workforce development boards.

HB 2965    Seaman
Relating to regulation of sharing of certain profits and fees by
premium finance companies and certain related persons or entities.

HB 3024    Cook, Byron
Relating to the sale of fish collected from certain private

HB 3162    Noriega, Melissa
Relating to the temporary replacement of a member of a political
party's county executive committee who enters active military

HB 3235    Uresti
Relating to providing interpreter services to certain recipients of
medical assistance or their parents or guardians.

HB 3333    Chavez
Relating to the sale or transfer of interest of real property to
certain federally recognized Indian tribes.

ELIGIBLE AT 3:00 PM MAY 27, 2005:

HB 1826    Grusendorf
Relating to the use of school district resources for the
maintenance of real property not owned or leased by the district.

HB 2303    Driver
Relating to the regulation of and rights of private security

HB 2233    Keffer, Jim
Relating to state and certain local fiscal matters; providing a

                 ******** CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ********

The Senate request the appointment of a conference committee on:

SB 11    Staples
         SP: Delisi
Relating to security in public schools.
(Senate Conferees: Staples, Ch./Ellis/Lindsay/Shapiro/Shapleigh)

SB 409    Nelson
         SP: King, Phil
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Office of Public
Utility Counsel.
(Senate Conferees: Nelson, Ch./Eltife/Estes/Fraser/Harris)

SB 419    Nelson
         SP: Solomons
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board
of Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of Physician Assistant
Examiners, and Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners and the
regulation of health care professions regulated by those state
agencies; providing administrative penalties.
(Senate Conferees: Nelson, Ch./Deuell/Eltife/Harris/Zaffirini)

SB 1830    Zaffirini
         SP: Luna
Relating to the continuation of the quality assurance fee
applicable to intermediate care facilities for persons with mental
(Senate Conferees: Zaffirini, Ch./Averitt/Duncan/Ogden/Whitmire)

Conference Committee Reports:

ELIGIBLE AT 6:35 PM MAY 21, 2005:

SB 122    Hinojosa / et al.
         SP: Giddings
Relating to the prevention and punishment of identity theft and the
rights of certain victims of identity theft; providing penalties.

ELIGIBLE AT 10:30 AM MAY 24, 2005:

HB 1820    Otto
Relating to the requirements for reporting certain information to
the attorney general or the legislature.

ELIGIBLE AT 8:30 PM MAY 24, 2005:

HB 261    Goodman
Relating to possession of or access to a grandchild and designation
of other relatives as managing conservators.

HB 1077    Crabb
Relating to the composition of certain courts of appeals districts
and to the assignment and transfer of cases in certain courts of
appeals districts.

ELIGIBLE AT 5:30 PM MAY 25, 2005:

SB 1050    Van de Putte
         SP: Bailey
Relating to the promotional system for municipal civil service fire

ELIGIBLE AT 9:00 PM MAY 25, 2005:

HB 225    Driver / Keel / Hupp / Rose / Hegar / et al.
Relating to the expiration of a renewed license to carry a
concealed handgun.

ELIGIBLE AT 6:30 PM MAY 26, 2005:

HB 747    McReynolds
Relating to the designation of the El Camino East/West Corridor.