SENATE BILLS RETURNED FROM HOUSE WITH AMENDMENTS
May 25, 2015
Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount.
Relating to measures to support or enhance graduate medical education in this state, including the transfer of certain assets from the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association to the permanent fund supporting graduate medical education and the authority of the association to issue new policies.
Relating to training for members of the governing board of a public institution of higher education.
Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to collect and study data on the participation of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the confidentiality of certain property tax appraisal photographs.
Relating to information collected by a regional tollway authority, regional transportation authority, metropolitan rapid transit authority, or coordinated county transportation authority.
Relating to an exemption from competitive bidding requirements for the procurement of services for victims of family violence.
Relating to the organization of a grand jury.
Relating to a body worn camera program for certain law enforcement agencies in this state; creating a criminal offense; authorizing a fee.
Relating to prescriptions for certain controlled substances, access to information about those prescriptions, and the duties of prescribers and other entities registered with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration; authorizing fees.
Relating to the transfer of certain occupational regulatory programs and the deregulation of certain activities and occupations.
Relating to the continuation of the functions of the Department of Aging and Disability Services; increasing penalties.
Relating to the authority and duties of the office of inspector general of the Health and Human Services Commission.
Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the Texas Workforce Commission.
Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals.
Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of the rental or leasing of housing accommodations.
Relating to certain violations committed by long-term care facilities, including violations that constitute the abuse and neglect of residents.
Relating to the amount the Texas Military Preparedness Commission may grant to local governmental entities for certain purposes.
Relating to school marshals for public junior colleges, notifying a parent or guardian whether an employee of a public junior college is appointed school marshal, and the confidentiality of information submitted to or collected by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement in connection with a certification for appointment as school marshal.
Relating to authorizing a revocable deed that transfers real property at the transferor's death.
Relating to the sunset review of river authorities.
Relating to the licensing of vehicles for hire and passenger transportation services by certain airport governing boards; authorizing the imposition of fees; expanding the authorization to require an occupational license; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.
Relating to training courses for certain food handlers.
Relating to limited liability for an agritourism entity involved in an agritourism activity.
Relating to the authority of certain contiguous municipalities to agree to extend municipal court jurisdiction.
Relating to regulation of rates and policy forms for certain commercial lines of insurance.
Relating to discovery of evidence of the net worth of a defendant in connection with a claim for exemplary damages.
Relating to the repeal of the inheritance tax.
Relating to provider access and assignment requirements for a Medicaid managed care organization.
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.
Relating to education about congenital cytomegalovirus in infants.
Relating to the requirement that a parent appointed as a conservator of a child disclose certain information regarding family violence; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties.
Relating to the courts authorized to hear certain matters relating to a capias pro fine.
Relating to the licensing of insurance agents and adjusters; providing a penalty.
Relating to certain committees and programs to develop the wine industry in this state through the Department of Agriculture.
Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
Relating to the practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.
Relating to requiring notice of the scheduling of an execution date and the issuance of a warrant of execution.
Relating to the functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to the economic regulation of water and sewer service.
Relating to the operation of certain property owners' associations.
Relating to the operation of certain oversize or overweight vehicles transporting timber, timber products, or forestry equipment on certain public roadways.
Relating to the establishment of a multidisciplinary studies associate degree program at each public junior college.
Relating to the regulation of funding agreements, guaranteed investment contracts, and synthetic guaranteed investment contracts issued by a life insurer; clarifying certain provisions relating to insurer receivership.
Relating to the creation of a women veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.
Relating to the creation of a rural veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.
Relating to exemption from the sales tax for certain water-efficient products for a limited period.
Relating to certain obligations of and limitations on landlords.
Relating to the authorization of the imposition of administrative penalties on providers participating in certain Medicaid waiver programs.
Relating to the presentation of evidence in appraisal review board hearings on protests.
Relating to the setback requirements for a junkyard or an automotive wrecking and salvage yard; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
Relating to certain required reports, plans, and other documents prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education.
Relating to the appointment and terms of the board of hospital managers of the Dallas County Hospital District.
Relating to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles fund.
Relating to the regulation of chemical dependency treatment facilities and certain other facilities.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees.
Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents.
Relating to agreements between the Department of Public Safety and counties for the provision of renewal and duplicate driver's license and other identification certificate services; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the transparent and equitable application of ad valorem tax procedures.
Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 151 as the Specialist Dane Balcon Memorial Bridge.
Relating to authorizing the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas to establish a statewide program for the prevention and detection of certain criminal offenses.
Relating to a bill of rights for wards under guardianship.
Relating to the regulation of emergency medical services.
Relating to the eligibility of criminal defendants for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 147; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the designation of the portion of State Highway 191 in Midland County as the Sergeant Michael Naylor Memorial Highway.