Regular Order of Business for 3/13/2013



March 13, 2013


(Calendar Order)


(Second Reading)

SJR 21 Eltife

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items.

SJR 13 Eltife

Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices.


(Second Reading)

SCR 6 (LC)Estes/ et al.

Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border during the 2012-2013 budget cycle.

SCR 1 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Designating April as Water Safety Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.

SCR 12 (LC)Schwertner

Designating pecan pie as the official State Pie of Texas.

SCR 13 (LC)Deuell

Declaring the City of Canton to be the Walking Capital of Texas.

SCR 20 (LC)Estes

Designating the first week of May as Texas Bison Week for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.


(Second Reading)

SB 234 Eltife

Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.

SB 228 (LC)Williams

Relating to the regulation of the practice of public accountancy.

SB 192 (LC)Carona

Relating to access to criminal history record information by the banking commissioner.

SB 138 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to procedures for filing complaints with, and providing notice of certain violations to, the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists.

SB 230 (LC)Carona

Relating to the applicability of state law governing funds transfers to certain remittance transfers.

SB 147 (LC)Deuell

Relating to the amount of outstanding total liability of a mortgage guaranty insurer.

SB 251 (LC)West

Relating to an unsworn declaration made by an employee of a state agency or political subdivision in the performance of the employee's job duties.

SB 246 (LC)West

Relating to the electronic submission of a request for an attorney general opinion.

SB 112 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to a requirement for and the contents of a declarations page required for certain standard insurance policy forms for residential property insurance.

SB 349 (LC)Nichols

Relating to standards for power lines.

SB 183 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to certain inquiries made by the Texas Department of Insurance to insurers.

SB 289 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the approval requirement for a rental-purchase agreement that includes a loss damage waiver provision.

SB 288 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers.

SB 297 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts.

SB 60 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to authorizing the placement of a security freeze on the consumer file or other record created or maintained by a consumer reporting agency regarding a person under 16 years of age.

SB 244 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the administration, operation, supervision, and regulation of credit unions.

SB 168 (LC)Fraser

Relating to the election of members of the board of directors of the Central Texas Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 281 (LC)Estes

Relating to the administration and powers of the Red River Authority of Texas.

SB 61 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the licensing and regulation of military physicians who provide voluntary charity health care.

SB 66 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to the child fatality review team committee.

SB 67 (LC)Nelson

Relating to reporting requirements for institutions of higher education conducting human stem cell research.

SB 141 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to the requirements for issuance of a license to practice orthotics and prosthetics.

SB 149 (CS)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

SB 153 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the amounts of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain health facilities.

SB 406 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the delegation of prescriptive authority by physicians to and the supervision by physicians of certain advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants.

SB 268 (LC)Seliger

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

SB 250 (LC)West

Relating to the requirements of using certain technology to conduct certain mental health hearings or proceedings.

SB 391 (LC)West

Relating to a defendant's obligation to pay a fine or court cost after the expiration of a period of community supervision.

SB 390 (LC)West

Relating to the effective date of a new court cost or fee or of an amendment to the amount of a court cost or fee.

SB 169 (LC)Hegar

Relating to ballot language for an election to approve and finance a municipal or county venue project.

SB 398 (LC)Hancock

Relating to conforming the eligibility under a major events trust fund of a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Bowl Subdivision postseason event with the changes to the Bowl Championship Series system.

SB 412 (LC)Seliger

Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax for the maintenance, operation, and promotion of and improved access to a coliseum in the county; authorizing a tax.

SB 389 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the imposition of court costs in certain criminal proceedings.

SB 116 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.

SB 111 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the designation of Texas Historical Use Buildings.

SB 283 (CS) (LC)Estes

Relating to the number of members of the Texas Historical Commission.

SB 3 (CS)Patrick/ Campbell/ Lucio/ Taylor

Relating to public high school graduation, including curriculum and assessment requirements for graduation and funding in support of certain curriculum authorized for graduation.

SB 306 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to consideration of a student receiving treatment in a residential facility for public school accountability purposes.

SB 328 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to entrepreneurs-in-residence at state agencies.

SB 364 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity.

SB 8 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the provision and delivery of certain health and human services in this state, including the provision of those services through the Medicaid program and the prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse in that program and other programs.

SB 127 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to the creation of certain funding formulas and policies and to certain public health evaluations by the Department of State Health Services.

SB 128 (LC)Nelson

Relating to criminal history record information concerning certain applicants and clients of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.

SB 190 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the prescription and pharmaceutical substitution of biological products.

SB 245 (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to eligibility of children's advocacy centers for contracts to provide services for children and family members in child abuse and neglect cases.

SB 425 (LC)Nelson

Relating to foster care placement decisions made by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 426 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to a home visiting program for at-risk families.

SB 427 Nelson

Relating to the regulation of certain child-care facilities and administrators of those facilities.

SB 428 (LC)Nelson

Relating to background and criminal history checks for parents or other relatives of children in residential child-care facilities.

SB 429 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the dismissal or nonsuit of a suit to terminate the parent-child relationship filed by a governmental entity.

SB 279 (LC)Watson

Relating to certain information about high-value data sets provided by state agencies to the Department of Information Resources.

SB 293 (LC)Williams

Relating to the authority of certain water districts to hold meetings by teleconference or videoconference.

SB 365 (LC)Carona

Relating to expedited credentialing for certain podiatrists providing services under a managed care plan.

SB 381 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the misuse of the name or symbols of the division of workers' compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance in a deceptive manner.

SB 397 (LC)Duncan

Relating to the statute of limitations for an action on a credit card account.

SB 422 (LC)Duncan

Relating to service of citation on a financial institution.

SB 327 (LC)Carona

Relating to termination of franchises to provide cable or video service in municipalities.

SB 350 (LC)Williams

Relating to the storage of certain imported alcoholic beverages.

SB 383 (LC)Carona

Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing the sale and use of certain refrigerants.

SB 409 (LC)Watson

Relating to the issuance of an alcoholic beverage permit or license covering certain premises where a previous permit or license holder has been evicted.

SB 474 (LC)Carona

Relating to financing statements and other records under the secured transactions law.

SB 148 (CS) (LC)Williams/ Nichols

Relating to certain legal advice or legal services rendered to certain public servants.

SB 362 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to the practice of cosmetology.

SB 408 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the confidentiality of certain complaints to and investigations by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 411 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to insurers' duty to provide information in a fraud investigation.

SB 473 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the regulation of temporary common worker employers; providing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.

SB 370 (LC)Lucio

Relating to authorizing certain current and former members of the state legislature to conduct a marriage ceremony.

SB 157 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the Parrie Haynes Trust.

SB 166 (CS) (LC)Deuell/ et al.

Relating to the use by certain health care providers of electronically readable information from a driver's license or personal identification certificate.

SB 259 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to telecommunications services and markets.

SB 506 (LC)Watson

Relating to an exemption from registration and regulation requirements for steam cookers.

SB 529 (LC)Ellis

Relating to the creation of the offense of installation, transfer, use, or possession of an automated sales suppression device or phantom-ware.

SB 176 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the distribution of certain consultants' reports.

SB 330 (CS) (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to certain information to which a social study evaluator is entitled in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 576 (CS)Duncan

Relating to the delay in the implementation of the abolishment of small claims courts.

SB 353 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the ability of an emergency shelter facility to provide shelter or care for an unaccompanied minor without a license.

SB 355 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the powers and duties of the Title IV-D agency regarding the establishment, collection, and enforcement of child support and in connection with an application for a marriage license or protective order; providing an administrative fine.

SB 382 (LC)Carona

Relating to the disbursement of county funds to a person owing delinquent property taxes.

SB 359 (LC)Hinojosa

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

SB 351 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the powers and duties of the Willow Point Municipal Utility District of Fort Bend and Waller Counties; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

SB 159 (LC)Carona

Relating to the definition of an authorized emergency vehicle.

SB 193 (LC)West

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property used to provide low-income and moderate-income housing.

SB 265 (LC)Huffman

Relating to bond requirements for county officers and employees.

SB 273 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 206; providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

SB 499 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the determination of actual damages to enable compensation from the manufactured homeowners' recovery trust fund.

SB 109 (CS) (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to a housing plan developed and certain housing information collected and reported by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

SB 194 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to ingress and egress for access by emergency vehicles and for use during evacuations in certain new residential subdivisions.

SB 50 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the Children's Policy Council, including the composition of the council.

SB 53 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the definition of "advanced life support" for the purposes of providing emergency medical services.

SB 63 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to consent to the immunization of certain children.

SB 64 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to a policy on vaccine-preventable diseases for licensed child-care facilities.

SB 68 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to a request for a waiver of the waiting period before human remains may be cremated.

SB 126 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a mental health and substance abuse public reporting system.

SB 150 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the cancer prevention and research fund.

SB 7 (CS)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to improving the delivery and quality of certain health and human services, including the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term services and supports.

SB 631 (LC)Carona

Relating to certain statutory insurance deposit requirements.

SB 652 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the transfer of alcoholic beverages for manufacturing purposes between certain permit and license holders.

SB 699 (LC)Carona

Relating to the contents of an assumed name certificate filed by certain businesses or professionals.

SB 618 (LC)Carona

Relating to the elimination of the licensing and registration requirements for ringside physicians and timekeepers for combative sports events.

SB 562 (LC)Carona

Relating to the license qualifications and continuing education requirements for polygraph examiners.

SB 540 (LC)Carona

Relating to the regulation, registration, and certification of inspectors for elevators, escalators, and related equipment.

SB 185 (LC)Deuell

Relating to information regarding the number of public school students with dyslexia.

SB 232 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to use of the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry in connection with the regulatory authority of the consumer credit commissioner.

SB 512 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the specialized telecommunications assistance program.

SB 642 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to the holder of an industrial permit.

SB 661 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to cemeteries and perpetual care cemetery corporations; creating an offense.

SB 589 (LC)Hegar/ et al.

Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value.

SB 447 (LC)Fraser

Relating to annual and special meetings of and election procedures for members of boards of directors for water supply or sewer service corporations.

SB 702 (LC)Hegar

Relating to certified and insured prescribed burn managers.

SB 683 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the election of members of the board of directors of the Benbrook Water Authority.

SB 165 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to officers of the United States armed forces who graduated from certain United States military academies.

SB 223 (LC)Watson

Relating to designation of certain vehicles of the Texas Division of Emergency Management as authorized emergency vehicles.

SB 274 (LC)Williams

Relating to permits for oversize and overweight vehicles in a certain county.

SB 276 (LC)Watson/ Nelson

Relating to the authority of certain transportation authorities to create a local government corporation.

SB 466 Hinojosa/ Nichols

Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to participate in certain federal transportation programs.

SB 510 (LC)Nichols

Relating to passing certain vehicles on a highway; providing a penalty.

SB 139 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 80 as the Sergeant Travis E. Watkins Memorial Highway.

SB 714 Lucio

Relating to access to birth records of certain adopted children.

SB 677 (LC)Paxton/ Estes

Relating to the electronic recording of proceedings in a statutory probate court in Collin County.

SB 394 (LC)West

Relating to restricting access to records of children convicted of or receiving deferred disposition for certain fine-only misdemeanors.

SB 717 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to consent by a minor to housing or care provided through a transitional living program.

SB 31 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to formula funding for certain semester credit hours earned for dual course credit.

SB 497 (LC)Seliger/ Zaffirini

Relating to the number of semester credit hours required to earn an associate degree at public institutions of higher education.

SB 24 (CS)Hinojosa/ Lucio/ Seliger/ Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a new university in South Texas within The University of Texas System.

SB 120 (CS)Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso as a component institution of the Texas Tech University System.

SB 498 (CS) (LC)Seliger/ Patrick/ et al.

Relating to applying credit earned by a student at a general academic teaching institution to an associate's degree at a lower-division institution of higher education previously attended by the student.

SB 291 (CS)Nelson

Relating to notice requirements for gas utilities entering certain real property; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 198 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to restrictive covenants regulating drought-resistant landscaping or water-conserving natural turf.

SB 595 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to the power of the North Fort Bend Water Authority to impose a charge on certain wells or classes of wells.

SB 347 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to funding for the operations of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.

SB 132 (LC)Nelson/ Patrick

Relating to the contents and applicability of a school district's grading policy.

SB 172 (LC)Carona

Relating to diagnosing the reading development and comprehension of public school kindergarten students.

SB 573 Patrick/ et al.

Relating to equal opportunity for access by private and parochial school students to certain University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.

SB 715 (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to use of consistent terminology to refer to school counselors in the Education Code.

SB 36 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the detention and transportation of a person with a mental illness.

SB 49 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to transitional living assistance for children with disabilities who reside in general residential operations.

SB 152 (CS)Nelson

Relating to the protection and care of persons who are elderly or disabled or who are children.

SB 404 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to complaints filed with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy; authorizing fees.

SB 430 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to verification of the unavailability of community day care before the Department of Family and Protective Services provides day-care assistance or services.

SB 746 (CS)Nelson

Relating to unlawful acts against and criminal offenses involving the Medicaid program.

SB 294 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to extending a local behavioral health intervention pilot project.

SB 380 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the recording of an informal settlement conference to resolve a complaint to the Texas Medical Board against a physician.

SB 500 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

SB 747 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the term for the independent ombudsman for state supported living centers.

SB 944 (LC)Nelson

Relating to criminal history record checks for certain employees of facilities licensed by the Department of State Health Services.

SB 945 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the identification requirements of certain health care providers associated with a hospital.

SB 174 (CS) (LC)Estes

Relating to the protection of stray bison.

SB 284 (LC)West

Relating to granting limited state law enforcement authority to police officers with the Office of Security and Law Enforcement of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

SB 917 (LC)Estes

Relating to the sale by the Brazos River Authority of certain property at Possum Kingdom Lake.

SB 918 (CS) (LC)Estes

Relating to the sale by the Brazos River Authority and regulation of certain residential and commercial real property in the immediate vicinity of Possum Kingdom Lake.

SB 160 Huffman

Relating to the identification of a person as an election poll watcher.

SB 366 (CS) (LC)Taylor

Relating to the authority of political subdivisions to offer certain deferred compensation plans to employees.

SB 531 (LC)Duncan

Relating to self-insurance funds established by governmental units.

SB 655 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the exercise of the power of eminent domain by certain authorized entities.

SB 692 (LC)Carona

Relating to the filing by electronic mail of financial disclosures by certain county officers, county employees, or candidates for county office.

SB 764 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to a limitation on liability for prescribed burning conducted on land owned by, leased by, or occupied by certain self-insured governmental units.

SB 777 (LC)Ellis

Relating to the terms of the public members of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.

SB 603 (LC)Williams

Relating to the revocation and reinstatement of an end user number for purposes of purchasing dyed diesel fuel.

SB 464 (LC)Deuell

Relating to the dismissal of complaints against property tax professionals.

SB 158 (LC)Carona

Relating to the average price below which a newspaper is exempt from the sales tax.

SB 1 (CS)Williams

General Appropriations Bill.

SB 410 (LC)Watson

Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned electric utilities.

SB 649 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the exemption of certain property from seizure by creditors.

SB 673 (LC)Carona

Relating to the requirements for elevators, escalators, and related equipment; providing penalties.

SB 698 (LC)Carona

Relating to the refund of unearned premium for a personal automobile or residential property insurance policy.

SB 723 (LC)Taylor

Relating to the location of certain public sales of real property.

SB 801 (LC)Carona

Relating to security deposit requirements for certain insurance companies.

SB 804 (LC)Carona

Relating to revising provisions in certain laws governing certain banks and trust companies in this state to conform to changes in terminology made by the Business Organizations Code.

SB 805 (LC)Carona

Relating to the regulation of banks, trust companies, and bank holding companies.

SB 840 (LC)Hancock

Relating to certain promotional practices not considered to be prohibited discrimination, rebates, or inducements in insurance.

SB 845 (LC)Carona

Relating to the use of e-mail and website technology by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 401 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to a notification requirement if a counselor is not assigned to a public school campus.

SB 521 (CS)Paxton/ Campbell/ Lucio

Relating to the provision of and parental approval for a student's participation in human sexuality and family planning instruction in public schools.

SB 454 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the authority of certain conservation and reclamation districts to file an annual financial report with the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in lieu of filing an annual audit report.

SB 662 (LC)Carona

Relating to the composition of the drought preparedness council.

SB 819 (LC)Duncan

Relating to the disposal of demolition waste from abandoned or nuisance buildings by certain local governments.

SB 856 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the administration and management of elections and public information of the El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1.

SB 890 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the creation of the Reeves County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees, surcharges, and taxes.

SB 901 (LC)Fraser

Relating to safety standards and practices applicable to the transportation by pipeline of certain substances.

SB 902 (LC)Fraser

Relating to the operation, powers, and duties of certain water districts.

SB 107 (LC)West

Relating to the disclosure by a court of criminal history record information that is the subject of an order of nondisclosure.

SB 188 Huffman

Relating to interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications for law enforcement purposes.

SB 222 (LC)Watson

Relating to the venue for prosecution of certain computer crimes.

SB 252 (LC)West

Relating to certain procedures regarding an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed in a noncapital felony case.

SB 270 (LC)Seliger

Relating to a limited exception to the prohibition on releasing personal information about a juror collected during the jury selection process in certain cases.

SB 369 (LC)Whitmire

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

SB 484 (LC)Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a prostitution prevention program; authorizing a fee.

SB 825 Whitmire

Relating to disciplinary standards and procedures applicable to grievances alleging certain prosecutorial misconduct.