Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments for 5/28/2015



May 28, 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 108 Whitmire/ et al. SP: Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to certain criminal procedures for misdemeanor offenses committed by children.

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

Relating to the organization of a grand jury.

SB 142 Garcia/ et al. SP: Klick

Relating to the appointment and training of volunteer deputy registrars.

SB 206 Schwertner/ Birdwell/ Campbell/ Hinojosa/ Nelson/ et al. SP: Burkett/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Family and Protective Services and procedures applicable to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, investigations of child abuse and neglect, and conservatorship of a child; affecting fee amounts and authorizing an administrative penalty.

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

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

SB 265 Ellis SP: Davis, Sarah

Relating to student use of sunscreen products in public schools.

SB 277 Schwertner SP: Sheffield

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

SB 287 West SP: Smithee

Relating to the elimination of certain court fees and costs.

SB 496 Watson SP: Howard

Relating to Foundation School Program funding for students enrolled in an optional flexible school day program.

SB 593 Watson SP: Darby

Relating to pretrial settlement discussions during ad valorem tax appeals.

SB 630 Rodríguez/ et al. SP: Dale

Relating to protective orders for certain victims of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking.

SB 633 Fraser SP: Isaac/ et al.

Relating to certain event trust funds and the abolishment of the special event trust fund.

SB 699 Eltife/ et al. SP: Kuempel

Relating to the Texas Real Estate Commission and the regulation of certain real estate professionals.

SB 740 West SP: Canales

Relating to the assessment of court costs and fees on conviction of multiple offenses or on conviction of multiple counts of the same offense.

SB 825 Huffman/ et al. SP: Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of prostitution.

SB 907 Perry SP: Frullo

Relating to the powers and duties of the board of regents of the Texas Tech University System and to workers' compensation coverage for employees of the system's components.

SB 933 Fraser SP: Cook/ et al.

Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to review transmission interconnections that enable imports or exports from the ERCOT power grid.

SB 995 Rodríguez SP: Wray

Relating to decedents' estates.

SB 1004 Bettencourt SP: Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to courses and programs offered jointly by certain public junior colleges and independent school districts.

SB 1034 Rodríguez/ et al. SP: Miller, Rick

Relating to the applicability of canceling an annual application for a ballot to be voted by mail to subsequent elections.

SB 1073 Zaffirini SP: Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to the requirements for a candidate's application or nomination for a place on the ballot and related procedures.

SB 1101 Eltife SP: Paddie

Relating to the authority to determine the supply of groundwater in certain regional water plans.

SB 1213 Kolkhorst SP: Oliveira

Relating to prohibiting the reidentification of certain deidentified information and the release of reidentified information; creating a criminal offense; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1243 Burton SP: Sheffield/ et al.

Relating to a pilot program for donation and redistribution of certain unused prescription medications; authorizing a fee.

SB 1287 Hinojosa SP: Geren/ et al.

Relating to the Texas Forensic Science Commission, the accreditation of crime laboratories, and the licensing and regulation of forensic analysts; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational license.

SB 1296 West SP: Giddings

Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 83rd Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.

SB 1309 Menéndez SP: Deshotel

Relating to the establishment of a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps teaching certificate and eligibility of such certified teacher for other educator certification.

SB 1317 Menéndez SP: Miller, Doug

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of invasive visual recording.

SB 1336 Perry SP: Keffer

Relating to the powers and duties, the construction of laws, and the election dates of certain groundwater conservation districts.

SB 1337 Perry SP: Lucio III

Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects.

SB 1364 Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Burkett

Relating to electronic filing of certain reports.

SB 1369 Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Smithee

Relating to reports on attorney ad litem, guardian ad litem, guardian, mediator, and competency evaluator appointments made by courts in this state and an interim study on a billing system for attorneys ad litem.

SB 1406 Schwertner/ et al. SP: Dutton

Relating to the protection of certain children through the operation of the child safety check alert list.

SB 1459 Bettencourt SP: Bohac

Relating to the powers and duties of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority.

SB 1462 West SP: Johnson/ et al.

Relating to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses.

SB 1474 Garcia/ et al. SP: Farias

Relating to the redesignation of veterans court programs as veterans treatment court programs and the eligibility for participation in and administration of those programs.

SB 1510 Hancock SP: Zedler

Relating to authority of the county auditor to examine and audit the records of certain special districts.

SB 1580 Garcia/ et al. SP: Turner, Sylvester/ et al.

Relating to a study on homeless veterans.

SB 1624 Rodríguez/ et al. SP: Márquez

Relating to a requirement that certain entering students at a general academic teaching institution receive information regarding mental health and suicide prevention services.

SB 1812 Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Geren

Relating to transparency in the reporting and public availability of information regarding eminent domain authority; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1824 Campbell/ et al. SP: King, Susan

Relating to a study and report on the awarding of the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.

SB 1867 Zaffirini SP: Aycock

Relating to excluding certain adult students receiving special education services from computation of completion rates for purposes of public school accountability.

SB 1876 Zaffirini SP: Smithee

Relating to the appointment of attorneys ad litem, guardians ad litem, mediators, and guardians.

SB 1877 Zaffirini SP: Galindo

Relating to the development and maintenance by each state agency of a data use agreement for the state agency's employees and to training related to that agreement.

SB 1882 Zaffirini SP: Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to a bill of rights for wards under guardianship.

SB 1913 Perry SP: Smithee

Relating to a court administrator in certain counties.

SB 1928 Seliger SP: Price

Relating to ensuring local governmental and community input in any federal refugee resettlement program established in this state.

SB 1934 Campbell SP: Miller, Rick

Relating to requirements for the issuance of a driver's license or personal identification certificate.

SB 1964 Hinojosa SP: Martinez, "Mando"

Relating to the imposition of additional fees for filing civil cases and for recording certain documents in Hidalgo County and Cameron County.

SB 1999 Menéndez SP: Coleman

Relating to adult day services facilities.

SB 2002 Creighton SP: Bell

Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 111; providing authority to issue bonds and impose fees and taxes.