Regular Order of Business for 5/25/2013



May 25, 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 22 Huffman

Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the governor, and the lieutenant governor when acting as governor, retain executive authority unless unavailable as provided by law.

SJR 10 (CS)Patrick/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations of revenue.

SJR 61 (CS)Schwertner/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the reduction of amounts paid by Texans to provide health care to the uninsured if Medicaid eligibility is expanded in accordance with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; requiring hospital district and county tax rate reductions.


(Third Reading)

SB 614 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to an electric utility surcharge to assist owners of certain historic structures with electric bill payments and to promote energy conservation and efficiency.

SB 461 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to development regulations for certain unincorporated areas located near the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry; providing a penalty.

SB 1478 (CS)Rodríguez

Relating to the satisfaction of annual renewable energy requirements by certain utilities.


(Second Reading)

SB 234 Eltife

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

SB 3 (CS)Patrick/ Campbell/ Lucio/ Taylor/ et al.

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

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 576 (CS)Duncan

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

SB 714 Lucio

Relating to access to birth records of certain adopted children.

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 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 117 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the right of a person to enter the person's residence or former residence accompanied by a peace officer to recover certain personal property; providing penalties.

SB 741 (CS)Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to the period during which an employee may file a claim for unpaid wages with the Texas Workforce Commission.

SB 633 Ellis/ Patrick

Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

SB 794 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the development, hosting, and management of computer software for state agencies.

SB 1724 (CS)Patrick/ Birdwell/ Campbell/ Hegar/ Lucio/ et al.

Relating to end-of-course assessment instruments administered to public high school students and other measures of secondary-level performance.

SB 19 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to certain residential and other structures and mitigation of loss to those structures resulting from natural catastrophes; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 170 (CS)West/ et al.

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

SB 537 Deuell/ Campbell/ Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to minimum standards for abortion facilities.

SB 292 (CS)Huffman

Relating to the governor's executive authority while traveling outside of the state.

SB 1271 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the regulation and enforcement of dam safety by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 1328 (LC)Paxton

Relating to the authority of a statutory probate court in Collin County to hear and determine certain matters pending in a district or statutory county court.

SB 248 Davis/ et al.

Relating to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation.

SB 97 (CS)Patrick/ et al.

Relating to distributing or prescribing abortion-inducing drugs; providing penalties.

SB 1147 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the electronic filing system established by rule or order of the Texas Supreme Court; authorizing fees.

SB 767 (CS)Patrick/ Davis

Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system.

SB 1146 (CS) (LC)West/ Duncan

Relating to the establishment of the statewide electronic filing system fund and to certain court fees and court costs to fund the account; imposing fees.

SB 1362 Schwertner

Relating to a requirement that students at an open-enrollment charter school recite the pledges of allegiance to the United States flag and the state flag.

SB 1314 (CS)Davis

Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 35W as the Cesar Chavez Memorial Freeway.

SB 919 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the shared work unemployment compensation program.

SB 1186 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to the use by a medical examiner of certain medical waste and autopsy records.

SB 1408 (CS)Patrick

Relating to public school performance ratings that reflect acceptable and unacceptable performance.

SB 481 Hinojosa

Relating to the recognition and validity of a license to carry a concealed handgun issued by another state.

SB 1316 Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child.

SB 1844 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the Corn Hill Regional Water Authority.

SB 1233 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to an animal identification program.

SB 881 (CS)Ellis

Relating to access to certain archaic information.

SB 1496 Davis/ West/ et al.

Relating to use of the money from the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas emerging technology fund to benefit certain historically underutilized businesses.

SB 400 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in certain public entertainment facilities.

SB 1280 (CS)Watson

Relating to attaining reserve capacity margins in power regions to meet expected peak demand.

SB 1274 (LC)Watson

Relating to the certification of sheriffs and deputy sheriffs to enforce commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain counties.

SB 773 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the replatting of a subdivision without vacating the preceding plat in certain municipalities.

SB 1341 (LC)Taylor

Relating to the authority of a county to advertise on leased vehicles.

SB 439 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the Weatherford College District service area.

SB 1130 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the temporary licensing of a dentist who performs voluntary charity care.

SB 1807 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the display of flags at half-staff at state buildings to honor service members killed in action.

SB 962 (CS)Carona

Relating to the approval of certain alcoholic beverages by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

SB 1639 (CS)Carona/ et al.

Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in certain family law proceedings.

SB 1298 (CS)Hegar/ Patrick

Relating to the provision of electronic courses in public schools, the state virtual school network, and school district digital capabilities.

SB 433 (CS) (LC)Patrick/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of game rooms in certain counties; providing penalties; authorizing a fee.

SB 1631 Fraser/ et al.

Relating to water management planning by the Lower Colorado River Authority.

SB 830 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to use of telemedicine in certain trauma facilities.

SB 693 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to clarifying liability and damages for certain liens placed on and certain court records of real property.

SB 550 (CS)Uresti/ et al.

Relating to the determination that a voter is deceased.

SB 115 (CS)Williams/ et al.

Relating to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities.

SB 23 (CS)Patrick/ Paxton/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program.

SB 827 (LC)Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the fraudulent use of identifying information by certain sex offenders; providing criminal penalties.

SB 538 (LC)Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.

SB 1293 (CS)West/ et al.

Relating to creating a disadvantaged business assistance program to be operated by the Texas Department of Transportation.

SB 1647 (CS)Deuell

Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act.

SB 1070 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to the membership of and the beef marketing, education, research, and promotion programs of the Texas Beef Council.

SB 1428 (CS)Hinojosa

Relating to the reformation of the sentences of juveniles convicted of capital felonies.

SB 1448 (CS)Hinojosa

Relating to orders of nondisclosure issued for records of certain fine-only misdemeanors; authorizing a fee.

SB 218 (CS)Patrick/ Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Education Agency and to the abolition of the State Board for Educator Certification and the transfer of its functions to the Texas Education Agency; changing the amounts of certain fees and providing for the ad valorem tax rate to be imposed after annexation of an insolvent or inoperative school district.

SB 957 (CS)Fraser

Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on applications for certain environmental permits.

SB 1691 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the administration of oaths and issuance of subpoenas in an arbitration proceeding involving firefighters or police officers in certain political subdivisions.

SB 1198 (CS)Taylor/ et al.

Relating to requirements for physicians who perform abortions; creating an offense.

SB 1166 (CS)Hegar

Relating to civil penalties under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.

SB 434 Hancock

Relating to the procedural requirements for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on applications for production area authorizations.

SB 1323 (LC)Seliger

Relating to the authority of a county to establish a centralized sex offender registration authority.

SB 1574 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the authority of certain counties and the General Land Office to temporarily close a beach or beach access point.

SB 1904 (CS)Hegar/ et al.

Relating to the administration of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

SB 899 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to determination of the amount of certain child support obligations.

SB 1725 (CS)Deuell

Relating to a prohibition of employment of a member or former member of the State Board of Education by an open-enrollment charter school; providing a penalty.

SB 1217 (LC)Patrick

Relating to the authority of a county to deposit fees collected by a county bail bond board in a separate county fund.

SB 1690 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the establishment of a down payment assistance program by the manufactured housing division of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the purchase of manufactured homes by low-income individuals and families.

SB 1897 (LC)Garcia

Relating to the territory of the East Aldine Management District.

SB 1898 (LC)Garcia

Relating to the dissolution of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 213; the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 213-A; the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 213-B; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

SB 1488 (CS)Watson

Relating to comprehensive development agreements for the financing, design, acquisition, construction, maintenance, or operation of certain passenger rail projects.

SB 1208 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a regional food economy and food access task force.

SB 403 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a community development grocery store and healthy corner store revolving loan fund program.

SB 101 (CS)Patrick/ et al.

Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations of revenue.

SB 368 (CS)Whitmire

Relating to the release by a sheriff of certain defendants to an electronic monitoring or house arrest program.

SB 783 (CS)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to inclusion in school district improvement plans of policies to prevent dating violence and bullying.

SB 1087 (CS)Campbell

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to file a lien for the costs of abatement of a floodplain ordinance violation; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1383 (CS)Hancock

Relating to requiring municipalities to reimburse the Texas Department of Transportation for compensation paid for certain signs required to be relocated due to road construction.

SB 1503 Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the licensing and regulation of amusement redemption machines at certain locations; providing penalties.

SB 1808 (CS)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the cost effects of expanding eligibility for medical assistance under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SB 1561 Taylor

Relating to the determination of the boundaries of, and the enforcement of the law governing access to, public beaches.

SB 1239 (CS)Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to distributed renewable generation and compensation for excess electricity generated by distributed renewable generation.

SB 681 (CS)West

Relating to a pilot program for a three-year high school diploma plan and cost-neutral expansion of full-day prekindergarten programs.

SB 103 Patrick

Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting for judicial offices.

SB 619 (CS) (LC)Taylor

Relating to exclusion of land from certain water districts that fail to provide service to the land; clarifying and limiting the authority of those districts with outstanding bonds payable from ad valorem taxes to impose taxes on excluded land; providing for a financial review.

SB 241 (CS)Carona

Relating to the regulation of advanced meters and the interconnection of ERCOT with another grid; requiring a study on the health effects of advanced meters; authorizing an administrative penalty.

SB 582 (CS)Davis

Relating to municipal swimming pool requirements for certain dwellings.

SB 191 (CS)Birdwell/ Nelson/ et al.

Relating to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits accounts.

SB 1700 (CS)Taylor/ et al.

Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and the FAIR Plan Association and the renaming of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association as the Texas Residual Insurance Plan.

SB 1712 (CS)Rodríguez

Relating to the punishment for the offense of prostitution.

SB 1632 (CS)Hinojosa

Relating to the financing of transportation projects; authorizing fees.

SB 969 (CS)West

Relating to the electronic recording of certain statements made by an accused as a result of custodial interrogation.

SB 1865 (LC)Williams

Relating to the boundaries of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 6 and 7.

SB 612 (CS)Lucio

Relating to a drug testing requirement for a person elected to public elective office.


(Calendar Order)


(Second Reading)

HB 722 (LC)King, Tracy O. SP: Uresti

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

HB 1895 (LC)King, Phil SP: Estes

Relating to the dissolution of the Parker County Utility District No. 1.

HB 1076 Toth/ Klick/ Springer/ Phillips/ Bonnen, Dennis/ et al. SP: Paxton/ et al.

Relating to certain firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; providing an exemption from federal regulation and providing penalties.

HB 1314 (CS)Creighton/ Price/ Fletcher/ Branch/ et al. SP: Patrick

Relating to the unlawful seizure of a firearm by a governmental officer or employee; providing penalties.

HB 972 Fletcher/ Flynn/ Lavender/ Burkett/ Bell/ et al. SP: Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the premises of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

HB 928 (CS)Krause/ Sanford/ Fletcher/ Lavender/ Sheets/ et al. SP: Estes/ et al.

Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

HB 2758 (LC)Anderson SP: Carona

Relating to the business, supervision, and regulation of state savings and loan associations and state savings banks; providing a criminal penalty.

HB 3043 (LC)Oliveira SP: Lucio

Relating to increasing the maximum rate at which certain municipalities may impose a hotel occupancy tax and to the use of revenue from that tax.

HB 2537 (CS)Geren SP: Carona

Relating to production requirements for holders of winery permits.

HB 2962 (CS)Harper-Brown SP: Carona

Relating to the use of a credit or charge card by certain state agencies to make certain purchases.

HB 1947 (CS)Burkett/ Naishtat/ Gonzalez, Naomi SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the criteria for commitment or detention of a person with mental illness.

HB 3162 (CS) (LC)Davis, John/ Button SP: Deuell

Relating to the Texas emerging technology fund; redesignating the fund as the Texas Research Technology Fund.

HB 1646 (LC)Flynn SP: 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.

HB 3669 (CS) (LC)Naishtat SP: West

Relating to the recusal or disqualification of a statutory probate judge or other judge authorized to hear probate, guardianship, or mental health matters, and the subsequent assignment of another judge.

HB 852 Lucio III/ Isaac/ Farrar/ Villarreal/ Herrero/ et al. SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the sale and purchase of shark fins or products derived from shark fins; creating an offense.

HB 3898 (LC)Hilderbran SP: Fraser

Relating to water districts in Bandera County.

HB 2648 Herrero SP: Hinojosa

Relating to access to criminal history record information by a county tax assessor-collector.

HB 2795 (CS)Raymond SP: West

Relating to enforcement of a lien against certain decedents' interests in real property.

HB 2061 Murphy/ Deshotel/ Anchia/ Pitts/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ et al. SP: Hancock

Relating to a tax credit for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing a fee.

HB 3552 (CS) (LC)Oliveira SP: Lucio

Relating to the release of extraterritorial jurisdiction by certain municipalities.

HB 3077 (CS) (LC)Miller, Rick/ Zedler/ Harless/ Menéndez/ Riddle SP: Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the display of the Honor and Remember flag.

HB 167 McClendon/ Craddick/ Perry/ et al. SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of victim-offender mediation programs; authorizing a fee.

HB 3334 Hughes SP: Rodríguez

Relating to the recording of testimony before a grand jury.

HB 1454 (LC)Gonzalez, Naomi SP: Rodríguez

Relating to events to educate students about Type 2 diabetes in certain school districts.

HB 2150 (CS) (LC)Nevárez SP: Estes

Relating to exotic, nongame, and dangerous wild animals; authorizing a fee.

HB 2684 (LC)Button/ Otto/ Bohac/ Strama/ Ashby/ et al. SP: Hinojosa

Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax for certain political subdivision corporations.

HB 1468 Sheets/ Fallon SP: Huffman

Relating to confidential communications between an insurance carrier and a covered employer under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.

HB 1179 Lozano/ Canales SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the payment of restitution for the taking of wildlife resources without the property owner's consent.

HB 3945 King, Phil SP: Estes

Relating to the annexation of certain territory by the Wise County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.

HB 2133 (CS) (LC)Larson/ Villalba SP: Uresti

Relating to the public policy for the use of innovative and alternative water treatment technologies for water development purposes and to the establishment of the Texas Center for Innovative Desalination Technology.


(Second Reading)

HCR 1 (CS) (LC)Branch/ Frullo/ Hilderbran SP: Carona

Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building Annex in the Capitol Complex the John G. Tower State Office Building.