Sunday, May 29, 2005


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

Conference Committee Reports:

ELIGIBLE AT 10:00 AM MAY 29, 2005:

HB 1835    Talton
Relating to the apportionment of municipal infrastructure costs in
regard to certain property development projects.

HB 3540    Pitts
Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities;
providing penalties.

SB 1    Ogden
         SP: Pitts
General Appropriations Bill.

SB 6    Nelson / et al.
         SP: Hupp / Uresti / Reyna / Goodman / Naishtat / et al.
Relating to protective services; providing penalties.

SB 368    Duncan / et al.
         SP: Hartnett / Luna / Pitts / King, Phil / Dutton
Relating to the compensation of state judges and to the computation
of retirement benefits for state judges and for members of the
elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

ELIGIBLE AT 1:45 PM MAY 29, 2005:

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

HB 969    Keel
Relating to court orders for discovery in a criminal case.

HB 2423    Puente
Relating to the consideration of historic or existing use in the
regulation of pumping and discrimination by a groundwater
conservation district against landowners whose land is enrolled or
participating in a federal conservation program.

HB 2465    Denny
Relating to a public hearing conducted by the secretary of state in
regard to the question of approval of a voting system or voting
system equipment for use in elections.

ELIGIBLE AT 2:45 PM MAY 29, 2005:

SB 1830    Zaffirini
         SP: Luna
Relating to the continuation of the quality assurance fee
applicable to intermediate care facilities for persons with mental

ELIGIBLE AT 3:45 PM MAY 29, 2005:

HB 268    Keel / Hodge
Relating to the qualifications and appointment of counsel for
indigent defendants in capital cases.

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

SB 1604    Staples
         SP: Cook, Byron
Relating to the Neches and Trinity Valleys Groundwater Conservation

ELIGIBLE AT 4:30 PM MAY 29, 2005:

HB 873    Dukes
Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain
displays on property in a residential subdivision.

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

HB 2145    Hupp / Seaman / Grusendorf
Relating to prohibiting changes in certain prescription drug orders
without the approval of the prescribing health care practitioner.

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

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

SB 982    Van de Putte
         SP: Puente
Relating to certain practices to improve energy conservation in
state buildings.

ELIGIBLE AT 6:00 PM MAY 29, 2005:

HB 872    West, George "Buddy"
Relating to the imposition of the pipeline safety annual inspection
fee by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

ELIGIBLE AT 6:15 PM MAY 29, 2005:

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 2604    Guillen
Relating to preferences for veterans in state-funded job training
or employment assistance programs and services.

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

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

ELIGIBLE AT 7:15 PM MAY 29, 2005:

HB 880    Delisi
Relating to attorney general review of certain contracts for health
care purposes.

HB 2481    Bonnen / Hamric / Branch
Relating to air contaminant emissions reductions, including the
continuation and provisions of the Texas emissions reduction plan
and the use of money currently dedicated to the Texas emissions
reduction plan fund.

HB 2129    Bonnen
Relating to energy-saving measures that reduce the emission of air

HB 2572    Truitt / Isett / McReynolds / Miller / Coleman / et al.
Relating to the functions of local mental health and mental
retardation authorities.

HB 2876    Callegari / Gattis / Hope / Howard / Smith, Wayne / et al.
Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for
water service and sewer service.

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

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

SB 11    Staples
         SP: Delisi
Relating to security in public schools.

SB 330    Deuell / et al.
         SP: McReynolds
Relating to the creation of a stroke committee and the development
of a statewide stroke emergency transport plan.

SB 771    West, Royce
         SP: Hartnett
Relating to tax increment financing.

SB 1670    Staples
         SP: Callegari
Relating to a motor vehicle financial responsibility verification
program; providing a penalty.

ELIGIBLE AT 8:30 PM MAY 29, 2005:

HB 10    Pitts / Denny
Relating to making supplemental appropriations and reductions in

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

HB 1634    Allen, Ray / Hopson / Otto / Blake
Relating to arson and arson investigation; creating offenses.

HB 1690    Keel / Hill / Frost / Hodge / Nixon / et al.
Relating to common nuisance.

HB 2510    Bonnen
Relating to the regulation of on-site sewage disposal systems and
the maintenance of those systems; imposing administrative and
criminal penalties.

SB 34    Zaffirini
         SP: Morrison
Relating to the tuition rebate program for certain undergraduates
at certain public institutions of higher education.

SB 39    Zaffirini
         SP: Goolsby
Relating to continuing education in forensic evidence collection
for certain physicians and nurses.

SB 444    Staples
         SP: Hopson / Elkins
Relating to registration fee credits for the owners of certain dry
cleaning facilities that do not participate in the dry cleaning
facility release fund.

SB 1273    Jackson, Mike
         SP: Geren
Relating to the establishment of the Texas farm and ranch lands
conservation program.

SB 1863    Ogden
         SP: Pitts
Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities.

ELIGIBLE AT 9:15 PM MAY 29, 2005:

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

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

HB 585    Corte
Relating to the requirements for the incorporation of a
municipality in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain
existing municipalities.

HB 664    Isett
Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business
in awarding certain municipal and school district contracts.

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

HB 1772    Miller
Relating to permitting a general-law municipality to annex land in
certain circumstances.

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 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.

SB 1142    Carona / et al.
         SP: Hamric
Relating to the creation of a film industry incentive program.

SB 1297    Armbrister
         SP: Talton
Relating to the elements of the criminal offense of discharging
used oil into water in the state.

ELIGIBLE AT 9:45 PM MAY 29, 2005:

HB 1225    Puente
Relating to the grounds for an exemption from cancellation of a
water right for nonuse.

HB 265    Smith, Wayne
Relating to the time for processing a municipal building permit.

HB 468    Hegar
Relating to driver and traffic safety education.

HB 2201    Hughes / Hopson / Cook, Robby / Kolkhorst / Homer / et al.
Relating to implementing a clean coal project in this state.

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

HB 3526    Hochberg
Relating to the creation of the Greater Sharpstown Management
District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue a bond or
similar obligation.

SB 567    Deuell
         SP: Keffer, Jim
Relating to requiring a taxing unit to include in the public notice
of a hearing on the adoption of an ad valorem tax rate certain
information relating to the taxing unit's budget and appraisal

SB 872    Nelson
         SP: Delisi
Relating to a study regarding the impact of niche hospitals on
other general hospitals and to certain reports and disclosure
requirements regarding niche hospitals.

ELIGIBLE AT 10:45 PM MAY 29, 2005:

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

HB 1116    Solomons / Hamric / Truitt / Dunnam
Relating to the governmental entities subject to the sunset review

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

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 2161    West, George "Buddy"
Relating to the power of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt
and enforce safety standards and practices applicable to the
transportation by pipeline of certain substances and to certain
pipeline facilities; imposing an administrative penalty.

HB 2421    Chavez / Villarreal / Castro / Leibowitz / et al.
Relating to the use of an employer assessment to fund the skills
development program and authorizing the Texas Workforce Commission
to develop new job incentive programs.

HB 2793    Bonnen
Relating to the removal and collection of convenience switches from
motor vehicles; providing penalties.

SB 52    Nelson
         SP: Hupp
Relating to a competitive grant program for aging and disability

SB 988    Carona
         SP: Flynn
Relating to education courses required for a mortgage broker or
loan officer license.

SB 1176    Armbrister
         SP: Eiland
Relating to systems and programs administered by the Employees
Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1189    Wentworth
         SP: Hartnett / Gonzales / Alonzo / Casteel / Dawson
Relating to the creation, composition, jurisdiction, and procedure
of certain judicial districts, to the selection of a local
administrative district judge for certain counties, to the juvenile
board in certain counties, and to the district courts in certain

ELIGIBLE AT 11:05 PM MAY 29, 2005:

HB 2221    Luna / Morrison / Turner / Callegari
Relating to the territory of a public junior college district and
to the provision of services by a junior college district to
students residing outside the district.

HB 2048    Uresti
Relating to certain online services and transactions involving
state agencies.

ELIGIBLE AT 11:30 PM MAY 29, 2005:

HB 843    Truitt / Riddle
Relating to relating to the authority of certain counties to
regulate certain communication facility structures in certain
circumstances; providing a penalty.

SB 265    Williams
         SP: Keffer, Bill
Relating to certain continuing education requirements for insurance

SB 882    Lucio
         SP: Allen, Alma / Naishtat
Relating to the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental

SB 1188    Nelson
         SP: Delisi
Relating to the medical assistance program and the provision of
related services.

ELIGILBE AT 11:45 PM MAY 29, 2005:

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

HB 2329    Morrison / et al.
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds or other
obligations to fund capital projects at public institutions of
higher education.

SB 712    Carona
         SP: Cook, Robby
Relating to the legislature's goal for energy efficiency and
related energy efficiency programs.

ELIGIBLE AT 11:55 PM MAY 29, 2005:

SB 334    Duncan / et al.
         SP: Keffer, Bill
Relating to the remedy provided for failure to disclose certain
information in certain residential construction transactions.

SB 568    Deuell
         SP: Truitt
Relating to personal emergency response system providers; providing

ELIGIBLE AT 12:30 AM MAY 30, 2005:

SB 1227    Shapiro / et al.
         SP: Morrison
Relating to enrollment in public and private postsecondary
educational institutions, to payment of the costs of attending
those educational institutions, and to financial aid and other
measures to assist students to pay those costs.

SB 409    Nelson
         SP: King, Phil
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Office of Public
Utility Counsel.

ELIGILBE AT 12:58 AM MAY 30, 2005:

SB 14    Jackson, Mike / et al.
         SP: Smithee
Relating to rates for certain property and casualty insurance.

ELIGIBLE AT 1:50 AM MAY 30, 2005

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

SB 408    Nelson
         SP: King, Phil
Relating to the continuation, administration, and operations of the
Public Utility Commission of Texas.

ELIGIBLE AT 2:20 AM MAY 30, 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.

HB 2309    Denny
Relating to certain election processes and procedures.