Bills Referred Today for 5/3/2013



May 3, 2013

Committee referral on the following:

SB 221 Zaffirini

Relating to the composition and employees of the Texas Funeral Service Commission.

Government Organization

HJR 87 Muñoz, Jr.

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 127 Raymond

Relating to electioneering on the premises of certain privately owned polling places.

State Affairs

HB 489 Menéndez

Relating to rights and responsibilities of persons with disabilities, including with respect to the use of service animals that provide assistance to those persons; providing penalties.

Health & Human Services

HB 517 Pitts/ Price

Relating to the eligibility of inmates convicted of certain intoxication offenses for release on parole or mandatory supervision and to a biennial study regarding driving while intoxicated prevention.

Criminal Justice

HB 545 Davis, John/ Oliveira/ Craddick/ Anderson/ et al.

Relating to the authority of a municipality to authorize the creation of a spaceport development corporation.

Economic Development

HB 580 Howard/ Guillen/ et al.

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


HB 633 Farias/ Moody/ Cortez

Relating to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a driver's license or personal identification certificate.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

HB 642 Patrick, Diane

Relating to continuing education requirements for certain educators.


HB 697 Springer/ Huberty/ Perry/ Thompson, Senfronia/ White/ et al.

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain items sold by school booster clubs and support organizations; authorizing a sales and use tax exemption.


HB 717 Kolkhorst

Relating to the duties of and the application of the professional prosecutors law to the county attorney in Lavaca County and to the duties of the district attorney for the 25th Judicial District.


HB 802 Rose

Relating to the definition of an authorized emergency vehicle.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 824 Callegari

Relating to reporting requirements for accidental sanitary sewer overflows.

Natural Resources

HB 939 Davis, John

Relating to the transfer of certain amounts from the employment and training investment holding fund and the training stabilization fund.

Economic Development

HB 995 Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to the powers and duties of the Hidalgo County Water Control and Improvement District No. 19; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1000 Oliveira/ Branch/ Canales/ Guerra/ Longoria/ et al.

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

Higher Education

HB 1086 Rodriguez, Eddie/ Bohac

Relating to interruption of electric service by a residential landlord.

Business & Commerce

HB 1372 Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to filling certain vacancies on the governing body of certain home-rule municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1791 Davis, John/ Lucio III/ Oliveira/ Anderson/ et al.

Relating to the facilitation and operation of space flight activities in this state.

Economic Development

HB 1807 King, Tracy O.

Relating to fever tick eradication; creating a penalty.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security

HB 2259 Moody

Relating to circumstances under which a vacancy on the governing body occurs in certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2442 Parker

Relating to a pre-suit deposition in inmate litigation.

State Affairs

HB 2443 Parker

Relating to the composition of the Texas Juvenile Justice Board.

Criminal Justice

HB 2649 Herrero

Relating to the punishment for violating certain rules or permit terms under a permit to trap, transport, and transplant certain animals.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security

HB 2760 Branch/ Anderson/ King, Susan/ Keffer/ Longoria/ et al.

Relating to partnerships between the Texas State Technical College System and public junior colleges.

Higher Education

HB 2961 Huberty

Relating to the social security numbers of school district employees.


HB 3176 Bohac

Relating to the appointment of a board member of a property owners' association to fill a vacancy.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3905 Bonnen, Dennis

Relating to the Angleton-Danbury Hospital District of Brazoria County, Texas.


Committee re-referral on the following:

HB 1642 Bonnen, Dennis SP: Whitmire

Relating to the Port of Houston Authority.

Re-referred from Transportation to Administration