Senate Floor Action for 5/9/2011



May 9, 2011

The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:

SCR 32 Seliger

Expressing opposition to federal regulation of intrastate water resources.

SB 303 (CS) (LC)Nichols

Relating to health care services provided or paid by a hospital district.

SB 905 (CS)Patrick/ Deuell/ Hegar/ Hinojosa/ Seliger

Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to statewide elected officials, certain current and former members of the legislature, and certain federal and state employees.

SB 1213 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to consumer protections in the purchase of life settlement contracts; imposing penalties.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1334 (CS)Deuell

Relating to the dismissal of complaints against property tax professionals.

SB 1386 (CS)Lucio

Relating to the refusal to register motor vehicles by a county assessor-collector or the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

SB 1581 (CS)Ogden

Relating to state fiscal matters related to public and higher education.

6 Floor Amendments

SB 1616 (CS)West

Relating to the collection, storage, preservation, retrieval, and destruction of biological evidence.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1866 (CS)Davis/ et al.

Relating to the selection of providers of professional services by governmental entities.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1895 (LC)Hegar

Relating to director elections and powers of the Texana Groundwater Conservation District.

HB 571 (LC)Huberty/ Eissler/ et al. SP: Williams

Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; providing penalties.

HB 610 (LC)Zerwas/ Murphy/ Callegari/ et al. SP: Seliger

Relating to certain notices sent by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 1806 (LC)Flynn SP: Hegar

Relating to fishing tournament fraud; providing penalties.

HB 1832 (LC)Ritter SP: Williams

Relating to the law governing the Lower Neches Valley Authority; providing authority to issue bonds.

HB 2785 (LC)Davis, John/ Reynolds/ Murphy SP: Shapiro

Relating to the creation of the Select Committee on Economic Development.

The Senate suspended the regular order, read third time and finally passed:

SB 1809 (CS)Lucio

Relating to a study by the comptroller of public accounts of the economic impact of the Texas-Mexico border wall in the State of Texas.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 916 Lucio

Recognizing the inaugural class of Bush School Capstone Scholars.

SR 935 Fraser

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 14 (Fraser/Harless).

HCR 139 Beck/ Coleman/ Thompson SP: Ellis

In memory of former Texas secretary of state Myra McDaniel.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 501 (CS) (LC)West SP: Dukes

Relating to the disproportionality of certain groups in the juvenile justice, child welfare, health, and mental health systems and the disproportionality of the delivery of certain services in the education system.

SB 656 (CS)Huffman/ Hegar SP: Bonnen

Relating to the abolition of the Coastal Coordination Council and the transfer of its functions to the General Land Office.

SB 893 (CS) (LC)Whitmire SP: Hardcastle

Relating to motor fuel quality and testing.

SB 980 (CS) (LC)Carona/ Van de Putte SP: Hancock

Relating to communications services and markets.

SB 1153 (CS) (LC)Williams SP: Ritter

Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to participate in certain proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

SB 1160 (LC)Seliger SP: Jackson, Jim

Relating to the liability of a landowner for harm to a trespasser.

The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

SB 201 (CS) (LC)Uresti/ et al. SP: Callegari

Relating to the calculation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran for the tax year in which the veteran qualifies or ceases to qualify for an exemption from taxation of the homestead.

The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

HB 1 (CS)Pitts SP: Ogden

General Appropriations Bill.

HB 1555 (CS)Thompson/ Miles SP: Ellis

Relating to the first day of instruction in certain school districts that provide additional days of instruction financed with local funds.

HB 1956 Thompson SP: Carona

Relating to appeal of an order of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission or the commission's administrator refusing, canceling, or suspending a license or permit.

The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:

SB 14 Fraser/ Birdwell/ Carona/ Deuell/ Duncan/ et al. SP: Harless/ et al.

Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties.

Committee referral on the following:

SB 1929 Seliger

Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 287th Judicial District.


SB 1930 Nelson

Relating to the disclosure of the composition of hydraulic fracturing fluids used in hydraulic fracturing treatments.

Natural Resources

HJR 63 Pickett

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit a county to issue bonds or notes to finance the development or redevelopment of an unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted area and to pledge for repayment of the bonds or notes increases in ad valorem taxes imposed by the county on property in the area.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 8 Darby/ Geren/ Anderson, Rodney/ Pitts/ Menendez/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting certain private transfer fees and the preservation of private real property rights; providing penalties.

Business & Commerce

HB 122 Veasey

Relating to proof that is acceptable for identifying individuals acknowledging written instruments.


HB 257 Hilderbran/ Harper-Brown

Relating to certain unclaimed property that is presumed abandoned.


HB 300 Kolkhorst/ Naishtat/ et al.

Relating to the privacy of protected health information; providing administrative and civil penalties.

Health & Human Services

HB 442 Guillen/ Gonzales, Veronica/ Fletcher/ Margo

Relating to the establishment of an emergency radio infrastructure account.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 528 Solomons

Relating to the provision of pharmaceutical services through informal and voluntary networks in the workers' compensation system; providing an administrative violation.

State Affairs

HB 577 McClendon

Relating to emergency prehospital care provided by emergency services personnel.

Health & Human Services

HB 595 Raymond

Relating to the punishment prescribed for false identification as a peace officer.

Criminal Justice

HB 654 Solomons

Relating to a report regarding the municipality or county of origin of certain tax revenue collected by the comptroller.


HB 673 Parker

Relating to the production and use of an instructional video on recreational water safety.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 742 Hunter

Relating to student information required to be provided at the time of enrollment in public schools.


HB 753 Raymond

Relating to the recruitment and retention of certain caseworkers employed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services

HB 762 Lozano

Relating to establishing a pill splitting program to reduce health plan costs for certain public employees.

State Affairs

HB 777 Gonzalez, Naomi/ Gonzales, Veronica

Relating to court costs imposed on conviction and deposited to the appropriate courthouse security fund or court building security fund.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 783 Davis, Yvonne

Relating to certain offenses that involve impersonating a peace officer or other public servant and misrepresenting the nature of certain property.

Criminal Justice

HB 807 Parker

Relating to the notice provided to a foster parent before a change in a child's foster care placement.

Health & Human Services

HB 818 Howard, Donna/ Dukes

Relating to use of compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance with child care to students at risk of dropping out of school.


HB 826 Farias

Relating to facilitating the enrollment in or transfer to a public school district of a student in the conservatorship of the state.


HB 872 Davis, Yvonne

Relating to the right of a person exempt from registration as a property tax consultant who files a protest with the appraisal review board on behalf of a property owner to receive notices from the board regarding the property subject to the protest.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 961 Turner

Relating to the sealing of and restricting access to juvenile records of adjudications of delinquent conduct or conduct indicating a need for supervision and to the confidentiality of records of certain misdemeanor convictions of a child.

Criminal Justice

HB 970 Gonzales, Larry/ Schwertner

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to enhance and upgrade coliseums and multiuse facilities in certain municipalities.

Economic Development

HB 971 King, Phil/ Geren/ Hilderbran

Relating to removal of the requirement that an electric utility designate a preferred route for a transmission line in an application for a certificate of convenience and necessity.

Business & Commerce

HB 1009 Callegari

Relating to procedures for obtaining informed consent before certain postmortem examinations or autopsies.

Criminal Justice

HB 1033 Craddick

Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a county hotel occupancy tax.

Economic Development

HB 1071 Davis, Sarah

Relating to the extension of deed restrictions in certain residential real estate subdivisions.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1080 Gallego

Relating to an exemption for active duty personnel and certain veterans from the requirement to complete the live firing portion of a hunter education program.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 1090 Gonzalez, Naomi/ Hughes/ Villarreal/ Oliveira/ Margo/ et al.

Relating to the calculation of interest on certain ad valorem tax refunds.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1111 Hartnett/ et al.

Relating to a tenant's failure to pay rent during an appeal of an eviction for nonpayment of rent after filing a pauper's affidavit.


HB 1135 Aycock

Relating to an application to run for political office.

State Affairs

HB 1178 Flynn

Relating to employment protection for members of the state military forces.

Economic Development

HB 1226 Dutton

Relating to the eligibility of certain persons who have received deferred adjudication to vote.

State Affairs

HB 1315 Aliseda

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.

Economic Development

HB 1335 Allen/ Reynolds

Relating to certain resources available to teachers of a public school student with a disability under the statewide plan for delivery of services to public school students with disabilities.


HB 1354 Davis, Sarah/ et al.

Relating to liability of certain certified municipal inspectors for services rendered during an emergency or disaster.

State Affairs

HB 1389 Hopson/ Shelton

Relating to the criminal penalties for the owner of a dog that attacks another person.

Criminal Justice

HB 1395 Parker

Relating to the requirements to operate personal watercraft and certain boats.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1456 Orr

Relating to the waiver and release of a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien or payment bond claim and to the creation of a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien for certain landscaping.

Business & Commerce

HB 1500 White

Relating to allowing the commissioners court of a county to deliberate in a closed meeting regarding business and financial issues related to a contract being negotiated.

Open Government, Select

HB 1502 White/ Torres/ et al.

Relating to allowing military voters on active duty overseas to receive and cast a ballot electronically.

State Affairs

HB 1517 Isaac

Relating to the disposition of fines for traffic violations collected by certain municipalities.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1604 Guillen/ Raymond

Relating to the regulation of subdivisions in counties, including certain border and economically distressed counties.

International Relations & Trade

HB 1610 Gonzales, Larry/ Madden

Relating to employment termination procedures applicable to a teacher who is convicted of or receives deferred adjudication for a felony.


HB 1616 Geren/ Flynn/ King, Phil

Relating to the reporting or providing of information, including information relating to political contributions, political expenditures, and personal financial information, by public servants, political candidates and committees, and persons required to register under the lobby registration law, and to complaints filed with and the functions of the Texas Ethics Commission.

State Affairs

HB 1619 Orr/ Kleinschmidt/ et al.

Relating to emergency services districts.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1649 Marquez/ Munoz, Jr./ Gallego

Relating to building code standards for new residential construction in the unincorporated area of a county.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1678 Burkett/ et al.

Relating to the employment of an elections administrator.

State Affairs

HB 1720 Davis, John

Relating to improving health care provider accountability and efficiency under the child health plan and Medicaid programs.

Health & Human Services

HB 1723 Lucio III

Relating to the penalties prescribed for a single violation or repeated violations of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence case.

Criminal Justice

HB 1749 Kuempel

Relating to county roads mistakenly established and maintained by an adjoining county.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1772 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the regulation of certain benefit plans.

State Affairs

HB 1821 Anderson, Rodney

Relating to the delivery of subdivision information by a property owners' association to purchasers.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1834 Shelton

Relating to elimination of certain requirements for increasing community awareness of prekindergarten programs offered by or in partnership with school districts.


HB 1839 Phillips

Relating to excluding a provider of recreational classes that do not lead to an educational credential from regulation as a career school or college.

Economic Development

HB 1840 Phillips/ Hunter/ Aliseda/ Pitts/ Laubenberg

Relating to the creation and functions of the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 1896 Harper-Brown/ Anderson, Rodney

Relating to the designation of the Irving Diamond Interchange.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1930 Zedler

Relating to the membership and duties of the Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force.

Criminal Justice

HB 1931 Hartnett

Relating to a person who may serve as a special judge in certain civil and family law matters.


HB 1942 Patrick, Diane/ Shelton/ Strama/ Eissler/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to bullying in public schools.


HB 1983 Kolkhorst/ Walle/ et al.

Relating to certain childbirths occurring before the 39th week of gestation.

Health & Human Services

HB 1985 Turner

Relating to the collection of criminal and civil court costs, fees, and fines by a municipality or county and to notice to the Department of Public Safety regarding payment of an administrative fee by certain persons denied renewal of a driver's license.


HB 1988 Gallego/ Lucio III

Relating to the right of one immediate family member of certain deceased peace officers to make an oral statement regarding the terms of a plea bargain agreement.

Criminal Justice

HB 1992 Hardcastle/ et al.

Relating to the authority of the Texas Animal Health Commission to set and collect fees.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 2048 Lyne

Relating to the collection and enforcement of state and local hotel occupancy taxes.


HB 2052 Pena/ Aliseda/ Torres/ Gonzales, Larry/ Garza

Relating to the reporting of certain information to county voter registrars by the secretary of state.

State Affairs

HB 2061 Pena/ Aliseda/ Torres/ Gonzales, Larry/ Garza

Relating to the reporting of certain information to the director of the bureau of vital statistics.

Health & Human Services

HB 2077 Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to a pilot program under the loanstar revolving loan program to promote the use of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy technology by certain nonprofit organizations.

Natural Resources

HB 2100 Lewis

Relating to the exemption from taxation of property of a local government corporation.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2109 Truitt

Relating to agency action concerning assisted living facilities, including regulation of inappropriate placement of residents at facilities; providing a penalty.

Health & Human Services

HB 2127 Geren

Relating to the municipal regulation of the discharge of firearms and certain other weapons in certain counties.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 2160 Coleman

Relating to the governing bodies of certain local planning organizations.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2172 Torres

Relating to the eligibility of certain children under group life insurance policies.

State Affairs

HB 2173 Torres/ Burkett/ White/ et al.

Relating to a pilot program allowing certain military overseas voters to receive and cast a ballot electronically.

State Affairs

HB 2195 Hartnett

Relating to requirements for certain arrangements or agreements of certain regional transportation authorities.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2205 Oliveira

Relating to the eligibility of persons to participate in the public sale of certain real property and the purchase of that property; providing a penalty.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2220 Davis, Yvonne

Relating to the requirement to prepay ad valorem taxes as a prerequisite to determining certain motions or protests and the authority of an appraisal review board to determine compliance with the requirement.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2284 Hardcastle

Relating to the practice of architecture and engineering.

Business & Commerce

HB 2285 Nash

Relating to reimbursement of costs incurred for the collection of certain blood specimens as a condition of community supervision.

Criminal Justice

HB 2295 Frullo

Relating to the administration of the universal service fund.

Business & Commerce

HB 2366 Truitt

Relating to the authority of an open-enrollment charter school operated by a municipality to give a preference in admissions to children of employees of the municipality.


HB 2367 Parker/ Hochberg

Relating to the creation of an advisory panel to study certain parental rights relating to possession of or access to the parent's child.


HB 2371 Kleinschmidt

Relating to the designation of a segment of State Highway 71 as the 95th Division Memorial Highway.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2374 Gallego

Relating to the taking of children into custody by certain law enforcement officers.

Criminal Justice

HB 2396 McClendon

Relating to the pledge of advanced transportation district sales and use taxes to certain bonds.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2477 Harless

Relating to the provision of bilingual election materials.

State Affairs

HB 2549 Crownover

Relating to the authority of a state employee to authorize a deduction from the employee's salary or wage payment for a charitable contribution to certain entities.

Government Organization

HB 2576 Truitt

Relating to a disclosure statement on the out-of-pocket costs incurred for health care services and supplies provided to consumers receiving outpatient care at a hospital outpatient clinic.

Health & Human Services

HB 2577 Miller, Sid

Relating to the unlawful use of a criminal instrument or mechanical security device; providing a penalty.

Criminal Justice

HB 2584 Anderson, Rodney

Relating to authorizing certain municipalities to donate surplus real property of negligible or negative value to certain private persons.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2604 Taylor, Larry

Relating to unencumbered assets held by title agents.

Business & Commerce

HB 2636 Kolkhorst/ Walle

Relating to a commission to study neonatal intensive care units.

Health & Human Services

HB 2651 Allen/ McClendon/ Giddings/ Davis, Yvonne/ Bonnen

Relating to the eligibility of visitors to use certain public transportation services for people with disabilities.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2655 Sheets

Relating to notice of coverage reduction on renewal of a property/casualty insurance policy.

Business & Commerce

HB 2663 Chisum

Relating to the effect of rules and standards adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the liquefied petroleum gas industry on ordinances, orders, or rules adopted by political subdivisions relating to that industry.

Natural Resources

HB 2671 Miles

Relating to the disclosure of personal information under the Motor Vehicle Records Disclosure Act.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2699 Eiland

Relating to the requirements for an insurance adjuster license.

Business & Commerce

HB 2703 Truitt

Relating to the regulation of orthotists and prosthetists.

Health & Human Services

HB 2723 Walle

Relating to notice of premium increase for certain health benefit plans.

State Affairs

HB 2735 Madden

Relating to procedures for certain persons charged with an administrative violation of a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or to mandatory supervision.

Criminal Justice

HB 2742 Kleinschmidt

Relating to the business of structural pest control.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 2761 Garza/ Howard, Charlie

Relating to meetings and records of certain property owners' associations.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2784 Alonzo

Relating to the refund policy for courses and programs at career schools and colleges.

Economic Development

HB 2810 Miller, Sid

Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for tangible personal property incorporated into or attached to certain agricultural structures.


HB 2826 Murphy/ Coleman

Relating to the issuance of a certificate for a municipal setting designation.

Natural Resources

HB 2872 Orr

Relating to restrictions on the sale of certain motor vehicles at vehicle shows or exhibitions.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2882 Scott

Relating to subrogation of certain costs for services provided or paid by the Nueces County Hospital District; providing penalties.

State Affairs

HB 2899 Hartnett

Relating to decedents' estates.


HB 2903 Zerwas/ et al.

Relating to the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly.

Health & Human Services

HB 2940 King, Tracy O.

Relating to the form of death certificates and fetal death certificates.

Health & Human Services

HB 2947 Coleman

Relating to the exception of an audit working paper of a hospital district from required disclosure under the public information law.

Open Government, Select

HB 2948 Lozano/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Munoz, Jr./ et al.

Relating to the designation of certain highways as part of the Purple Heart Trail.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2949 Cook

Relating to the administration of the collection improvement program.


HB 2969 Oliveira

Relating to authorizing the sale of certain real property held by certain state agencies.

Natural Resources

HB 2972 Smith, Todd

Relating to the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2973 Hunter/ Raymond/ Hochberg/ Martinez Fischer/ et al.

Relating to encouraging public participation by citizens by protecting a person's right to petition, right of free speech, and right of association from meritless lawsuits arising from actions taken in furtherance of those rights.

State Affairs

HB 2993 Miles

Relating to offenses involving violating the civil rights of a person in custody and engaging in improper sexual activity with a person in custody; providing certain enhanced penalties.

Criminal Justice

HB 3002 Hughes

Relating to certain conservation and reclamation districts exempted from filing a full audit.

Natural Resources

HB 3071 Veasey

Relating to contract award considerations by certain conservation and reclamation districts.

Natural Resources

HB 3078 Gallego

Relating to the residency requirement for certain elective offices of certain political subdivisions.

State Affairs

HB 3085 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the period of a license for a freestanding medical emergency care facility.

Health & Human Services

HB 3090 Creighton

Relating to the frequency of water audits by certain retail public utilities.

Natural Resources

HB 3096 Kolkhorst

Relating to the cancellation of a subdivision by a commissioners court.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3109 Craddick

Relating to the rulemaking power of certain groundwater conservation districts.

Natural Resources

HB 3116 Gonzales, Veronica

Relating to the execution of deeds conveying residential real estate in connection with certain transactions involving residential real estate.

Business & Commerce

HB 3117 Vo

Relating to the reporting of information to claims databases by insurers.

Business & Commerce

HB 3134 Crownover

Relating to the plugging of inactive oil and gas wells.

Natural Resources

HB 3135 Shelton

Relating to reasonable break times and facilities for school district educators expressing breast milk.


HB 3145 Naishtat/ Perry

Relating to the regulation of chemical dependency counselors.

Health & Human Services

HB 3161 Hancock

Relating to limited purpose subsidiary life insurance companies.

State Affairs

HB 3182 Ritter

Relating to the imposition of state taxes, including the sales and use, motor vehicle sales and use, and hotel occupancy tax, on certain oilfield portable units.


HB 3197 Coleman

Relating to creating a pilot program to implement the culture change model of care at certain state supported living centers.

Health & Human Services

HB 3269 Callegari

Relating to certain grants awarded under the new technology research and development program.

Natural Resources

HB 3278 Shelton

Relating to membership of the commissioner of education and the Texas Education Agency in certain advisory committees, commissions, task forces, and other similar entities.


HB 3298 Harper-Brown/ Fletcher

Relating to the transfer of certain vehicle registrations at the time of sale of the vehicle.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 3311 Carter

Relating to the duty of an attorney ad litem appointed for a child to meet with the child or individual with whom the child resides before each court hearing.


HB 3329 Keffer/ Carter

Relating to a daily temporary private club permit for a nonprofit corporation.

Business & Commerce

HB 3337 Gonzales, Veronica/ Laubenberg

Relating to the emergency medical services that give rise to an emergency medical services lien.

State Affairs

HB 3346 Burnam/ Hartnett/ Christian/ Zedler/ Aliseda

Relating to certain information available to the public on a central database containing information about sex offenders.

Criminal Justice

HB 3391 Miller, Doug

Relating to rainwater harvesting and other water conservation initiatives.

Natural Resources

HB 3395 Callegari

Relating to state purchasing preferences for recycled products.

Government Organization

HB 3396 Hernandez Luna

Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of breach of computer security.

Criminal Justice

HB 3457 Eiland

Relating to the selection of certain members of the board of directors of an appraisal district.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3468 Patrick, Diane/ Branch

Relating to the assessment of public school students for college readiness and developmental education courses to prepare students for college-level coursework.


HB 3506 Villarreal

Relating to the use of transportation allotment funds by school districts to provide bus passes or cards to certain students.


HB 3573 King, Susan/ Garza/ Giddings/ Kolkhorst/ Workman

Relating to limiting the disclosure of certain information regarding certain charitable organizations, trusts, private foundations, and grant-making organizations.

Business & Commerce

HB 3582 Harless

Relating to the allocation to certain school districts of the expenses of a joint election.

State Affairs

HB 3689 Oliveira

Relating to The University of Texas at Brownsville, including its partnership agreement with the Texas Southmost College District.

Higher Education

HB 3722 Guillen

Relating to the boater education program of the Parks and Wildlife Department.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 3724 Guillen

Relating to the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force.

Health & Human Services

HB 3771 Harper-Brown

Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to approve safety standards for high-speed rail; authorizing a fee.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 3796 Gallego

Relating to the composition of certain judicial districts.


HB 3808 King, Tracy O.

Relating to fishing with certain archery equipment in certain counties.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 3811 Gallego

Relating to the annual audit of the books and records of the Big Bend Regional Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3846 Laubenberg

Relating to the creation of the Mustang Ranch Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to levy an assessment and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations

HCR 86 Chisum/ Landtroop/ Gallego

Designating the Texas State Bison Herd at Caprock Canyons State Park as the official State Bison Herd of Texas.

Government Organization

HCR 98 Hunter

Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker to create a joint interim committee to study the safe and effective use of high-powered air rifles.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HCR 133 Bonnen

Designating the red drum as the official State Saltwater Fish of Texas.

Government Organization

Committee re-referral on the following:

HB 3814 Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to certain financial powers and duties of the Travis-Creedmoor Municipal Utility District.

Re-referred from Intergovernmental Relations to Administration