Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments for 5/26/2015



May 26, 2015

SJR 1 Nelson/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al. SP: Bonnen, Dennis/ et al.

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.

SB 37 Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Naishtat

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.

SB 57 Nelson SP: Simmons

Relating to information collected by a regional tollway authority, regional transportation authority, metropolitan rapid transit authority, or coordinated county transportation authority.

SB 59 Nelson SP: Raymond

Relating to an exemption from competitive bidding requirements for the procurement of services for victims of family violence.

SB 135 Whitmire/ et al. SP: Dutton/ et al.

Relating to the organization of a grand jury.

SB 158 West/ et al. SP: Fletcher/ et al.

Relating to a body worn camera program for certain law enforcement agencies in this state; creating a criminal offense; authorizing a fee.

SB 195 Schwertner SP: Crownover

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.

SB 200 Nelson/ Birdwell/ Campbell/ Hinojosa/ Schwertner SP: Price/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state.

SB 208 Campbell/ Birdwell/ Hinojosa/ Nelson/ Schwertner SP: Burkett

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Commission.

SB 239 Schwertner/ et al. SP: Zerwas/ et al.

Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals.

SB 265 Ellis SP: Davis, Sarah

Relating to student use of sunscreen products in public schools.

SB 267 Perry/ et al. SP: Huberty/ et al.

Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of the rental or leasing of housing accommodations.

SB 277 Schwertner SP: Sheffield

Relating to certain health-related and other task forces and advisory committees.

SB 304 Schwertner SP: Raymond

Relating to certain violations committed by long-term care facilities, including violations that constitute the abuse and neglect of residents.

SB 313 Seliger SP: Aycock

Relating to the essential knowledge and skills of the required public school curriculum, the administration of and reports relating to assessment instruments administered to public school students, the instructional materials allotment, and proclamations for the production of instructional materials.

SB 386 Taylor, Van/ et al. SP: Villalba

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.

SB 523 Birdwell/ Estes/ Fraser/ Kolkhorst/ Perry/ et al. SP: Keffer

Relating to the sunset review of river authorities.

SB 530 Hancock SP: Parker

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.

SB 593 Watson SP: Darby

Relating to pretrial settlement discussions during ad valorem tax appeals.

SB 610 Perry SP: Murr

Relating to limited liability for an agritourism entity involved in an agritourism activity.

SB 631 Campbell SP: Larson

Relating to the authority of certain contiguous municipalities to agree to extend municipal court jurisdiction.

SB 632 Fraser/ et al. SP: Button

Relating to the abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund.

SB 735 Fraser/ et al. SP: King, Ken

Relating to discovery of evidence of the net worth of a defendant in connection with a claim for exemplary damages.

SB 760 Schwertner/ et al. SP: Price

Relating to provider access and assignment requirements for a Medicaid managed care organization.

SB 791 Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Zerwas

Relating to education about congenital cytomegalovirus in infants.

SB 818 Rodríguez/ et al. SP: Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the requirement that a parent appointed as a conservator of a child disclose certain information regarding family violence; creating a criminal offense.

SB 873 Rodríguez SP: Moody

Relating to the courts authorized to hear certain matters relating to a capias pro fine.

SB 876 Eltife SP: Frullo

Relating to the licensing of insurance agents and adjusters; providing a penalty.

SB 900 Taylor, Larry/ Creighton/ Kolkhorst/ Lucio/ et al. SP: Bonnen, Greg

Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

SB 1007 Eltife SP: Kuempel

Relating to the practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.

SB 1071 Hinojosa SP: Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to requiring notice of the scheduling of an execution date and the issuance of a warrant of execution.

SB 1168 West SP: Villalba

Relating to the operation of certain property owners' associations.

SB 1171 Nichols SP: Paddie

Relating to the operation of certain oversize or overweight vehicles transporting timber, timber products, or forestry equipment on certain public roadways.

SB 1189 Seliger SP: Zerwas

Relating to the establishment of a multidisciplinary studies associate degree program at each public junior college.

SB 1196 Eltife SP: Frullo

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.

SB 1304 Menéndez/ et al. SP: Minjarez

Relating to the creation of a women veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.

SB 1305 Menéndez/ et al. SP: Minjarez

Relating to the creation of a rural veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.

SB 1356 Hinojosa SP: Darby/ et al.

Relating to exemption from the sales tax for certain water-efficient products for a limited period.

SB 1385 Schwertner/ et al. SP: Price/ et al.

Relating to the authorization of the imposition of administrative penalties on providers participating in certain Medicaid waiver programs.

SB 1394 Hancock SP: Murphy

Relating to the presentation of evidence in appraisal review board hearings on protests.

SB 1436 Zaffirini SP: Raymond

Relating to the setback requirements for a junkyard or an automotive wrecking and salvage yard; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

SB 1455 Zaffirini SP: Elkins/ et al.

Relating to certain required reports, plans, and other documents prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education.

SB 1461 West SP: Burkett

Relating to the appointment and terms of the board of hospital managers of the Dallas County Hospital District.

SB 1512 Hancock SP: Pickett

Relating to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles fund.

SB 1560 Zaffirini SP: Lozano

Relating to the regulation of chemical dependency treatment facilities and certain other facilities.

SB 1664 Perry/ et al. SP: Burkett

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees.

SB 1756 Taylor, Van SP: Phillips

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.

SB 1760 Creighton/ et al. SP: Bonnen, Dennis

Relating to the transparent and equitable application of ad valorem tax procedures.

SB 1831 Menéndez SP: Minjarez

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 151 as the Specialist Dane Balcon Memorial Bridge.

SB 1853 Lucio/ et al. SP: Phillips

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.

SB 1882 Zaffirini SP: Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to a bill of rights for wards under guardianship.

SB 1899 Campbell/ et al. SP: Martinez, "Mando"/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of emergency medical services.

SB 2025 Nichols SP: Metcalf

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.

SB 2041 Seliger/ et al. SP: Craddick

Relating to the designation of the portion of State Highway 191 in Midland County as the Sergeant Michael Naylor Memorial Highway.