*************************************************************************** ITEMS ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION 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 raffles. 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 development. 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 benefits. 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 fund. 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 program. 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 bonds. 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 subdivisions. 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 vehicles. HB 2639 Geren Relating to the powers and duties of the Tarrant Regional Water District. 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 penalties. 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 County. 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 penalty. 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 penalty. 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 counties. 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 transactions. HB 1799 Denny Relating to a transfer and nonsubstantive revision of laws governing the holding of local option elections regarding alcoholic beverages. HB 1939 Ritter Relating to certain disqualifications for unemployment compensation benefits for assigned employees of staff leasing services companies. 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 Transportation. 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 benefits. 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 license. 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 offenses. 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 penalty. 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 property. HB 3162 Noriega, Melissa Relating to the temporary replacement of a member of a political party's county executive committee who enters active military service. 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 personnel. HB 2233 Keffer, Jim Relating to state and certain local fiscal matters; providing a penalty. ******** 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 retardation. (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 fighters. 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.