Bills Referred Today for 5/17/2011



May 17, 2011

Committee referral on the following:

SR 1006 Whitmire

Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights of all its citizens without compromise, to grant the Ecumenical Patriarch appropriate international recognition, ecclesiastical succession, and the right to train clergy of all nationalities, and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and all religious and faith traditions.

State Affairs

HB 51 Lucio III/ Cook/ et al.

Relating to energy efficiency standards for certain buildings and to high-performance design, construction, and renovation standards for certain buildings and facilities of institutions of higher education.

Natural Resources

HB 1013 Brown/ Callegari/ Creighton/ Davis, John/ et al.

Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Medical Board and the regulation of certain persons licensed by the board.

Health & Human Services

HB 1937 Simpson/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Menendez/ Kolkhorst/ Chisum/ et al.

Relating to prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression by the intrusive touching of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation; providing penalties.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2560 Sheffield/ Driver/ Legler/ et al.

Relating to transporting a foster child in a vehicle where a handgun is in the possession of a foster parent licensed to carry a concealed handgun.

Criminal Justice

HB 2594 Truitt/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Harless/ Farias/ McClendon/ et al.

Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain credit services organizations and the regulation of certain extensions of consumer credit obtained by those organizations or with regard to which the organizations provide assistance; providing an administrative penalty.

Business & Commerce

HCR 84 Cain/ White/ et al.

Designating 42 as the official State Game of Texas.