LOCAL AND UNCONTESTED BILLS
The following bills have been certified for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar to be held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 upon recess.
Relating to state economic development measures, including abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund, creation of the governor's university research initiative, and the administration of programs to support certain events.
Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions.
Relating to creating the offense of voyeurism; providing a penalty.
Relating to resuming a criminal case after a defendant is determined to be competent to stand trial.
Relating to the disposition of certain surplus motor vehicles and other law enforcement equipment by the Texas Facilities Commission.
Relating to a judge's or justice's significant interest in a business entity that owns, manages, or operates a private correctional or rehabilitation facility.
Relating to liability of an owner, lessee, or occupant of land that allows land to be used as a community garden.
Relating to the sealing of certain juvenile records.
Relating to a limitation on the expansion of certain landfills.
Relating to a study on the feasibility and potential costs and benefits of implementing a pay-for-performance contract program for certain criminal justice programs and services.
Relating to information provided by electronic means in support of the issuance of a search warrant.
Relating to retaining a reserve investigator by a prosecuting attorney.
Relating to designating the second full week in September as Direct Support Professionals Week.
Relating to certain waivers by a defendant regarding a community supervision revocation hearing.
Relating to the rights of a guardian of a person in the criminal justice system.
Relating to the contents of a search warrant and to the offense of tampering with a governmental record consisting of a search warrant.
Relating to procedures for certain persons charged with a violation of a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or to mandatory supervision.
Relating to funding for the Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities.
Relating to caregiver screening and training by substitute care providers for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to a study on the implementation and effectiveness of sound mitigation measures on certain highways.
Relating to procedures for identifying any Native American heritage of children in certain hearings in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
Relating to the abolishment of the Orange County child support office and to the divorce and contempt fees paid in Orange County.
Relating to certain county bail bond boards.
Relating to the regulation of knives by a municipality or county.
Relating to the qualifications for appointment as a veterans county service officer.
Relating to a study of the feasibility of establishing a visitors center at Hueco Tanks State Park in El Paso County.
Relating to notice provided to a court regarding certain defendants placed on state jail felony community supervision.
Relating to eligibility for appointment as a tabulation supervisor in an election.
Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 145; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to a mental health assessment of certain inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Relating to workers' compensation death benefit eligibility for certain spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.
Relating to the authority with whom certain political committees must file reports of political contributions and expenditures.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for recipients of the Combat Action Badge, Medal, or Ribbon.
Relating to the applicability to open-enrollment charter schools of certain laws regarding local governments and political subdivisions.
Relating to authorizing certain utility cost savings and alternative fuel programs as eligible for local government energy savings performance contracts.
Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 290 in Hays and Travis Counties as the Lieutenant Clay Crabb Memorial Highway.
Relating to requirements for annexation of certain commercial or industrial areas by a general-law municipality.
Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.
Relating to a requirement that each state university's Internet website include a link to certain employment data.
Relating to the payment of costs incurred by the involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness.
Relating to requiring institutions and assisted living facilities to maintain guardianship orders of residents.
Relating to the exemption of certain vehicles from registration fees.
Relating to the composition, governance, and authority of a regional tollway authority that has or proposes to have projects located in counties that are not part of the authority.
Relating to the development of a career-oriented foreign language program that public schools may offer.
Relating to child custody evaluations and adoption evaluations conducted and testimony provided in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; providing penalties; creating an offense; authorizing fees.
Relating to nonsubstantive corrections in statutes to references to the Texas Youth Commission and Texas Juvenile Probation Commission.
Relating to money distributed by the School Land Board to the available school fund or to the State Board of Education for investment in the permanent school fund.
Relating to testing certain defendants or confined persons for communicable diseases.
Relating to authorizing certain real property transactions involving the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.
Relating to authorizing a credit union or other financial institution to conduct savings promotion raffles.
Relating to the compatibility of certain defense community regulations and structures with military operations.
Relating to Medicaid billing for the services of substitute dentists.
Relating to the possession and removal of a placenta from a hospital or birthing center.
Relating to the elimination of the fee for the Gold Star mother, father, spouse, or family member specialty license plate.
Relating to automobile liability insurance for transportation network company drivers.
Relating to the release of certain restrictions on the use of certain highway rights-of-way transferred to a municipality from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Relating to access by a sibling of a child separated from the sibling due to an action by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to reports of certain missing children and to the administration of missing or exploited children prevention grants.
Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to maintain an inventory of postsecondary educational programs and services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Relating to the requirements for and confidentiality of state agency continuity of operations plans.
Relating to public comments on federal grants and contracts related to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Relating to training, continuing education, and weapons proficiency standards for correctional officers employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Relating to exemptions from continuing education requirements for certain county commissioners.
Relating to the establishment of a regional center for public safety excellence in the Rio Grande Valley.
Relating to the frequency with which the Board of Pardons and Paroles considers the eligibility of certain inmates for release on parole.
Relating to the authority of a psychologist to delegate certain care to an intern.
Relating to the procedures for applying for a ballot to be voted by mail; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.
Relating to the diversion, treatment, and use of marine seawater and the discharge of treated marine seawater and waste resulting from the desalination of marine seawater; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
Relating to the establishment of a sentinel surveillance program for emerging and neglected tropical diseases.
Relating to the recording and effective date of certain documents relating to nonjudicial foreclosure sales.
Relating to the rescission or waiver of an acceleration of the maturity date of certain debt secured by a lien on real property.
Relating to certain requirements for certain facilities licensed by the Department of Family and Protective Services and the department's enforcement authority.
Relating to a medal for certain members of the military forces who served during the Cold War.
Relating to the repeal of obsolete laws governing county road systems in certain counties.
Relating to allowing a governmental body to request clarification of a request for public information by electronic mail.
Relating to transfer of the oversight of the Texas State Cemetery to the State Preservation Board.
Relating to the creation of regional military sustainability commissions for certain military installations.
Relating to an established schedule of payments from the foundation school fund of the yearly entitlement of certain open-enrollment charter schools.
Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties.
Relating to designating January as Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain laws concerning community supervision granted in criminal cases, including conforming amendments.
Relating to eliminating telegraph transmission as a method to communicate certain information in a criminal case.
Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for items sold by certain nonprofit organizations through a vending machine; adding a provision subject to a criminal offense.
Relating to training requirements for juvenile correctional officers employed by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
Relating to civil liability arising from an employee wellness program.
Relating to certain security devices for residential tenancies.
Relating to the creation of the Comal Trinity Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or surcharges.
Relating to inspections and other activities conducted by engineers in connection with the issuance of certain windstorm and hail insurance; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the establishment of the center for alternative finance and procurement within the Texas Facilities Commission and to public and private partnerships; authorizing a fee.
Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of residential leases or rental agreements.
Relating to the electronic filing of bail bonds.
Relating to the authority of a water district to accept donations to fund certain economic development programs.
Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to Fort Bend County.
Relating to the authority and operation of regional tollway authorities.
Relating to the length of a billing month for a propane gas customer.
Relating to a deceptive trade practice related to the use of certain words to imply that a person who is not an attorney is authorized to practice law and the prosecution of a cause of action arising from that practice.
Relating to increasing awareness of the danger of heatstroke for a child left unattended in a motor vehicle.
Relating to disclosures by nursing facilities and assisted living facilities regarding certification or classification to provide specialized care, treatment, or personal care services to residents with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders and the authority of the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission to adopt rules defining those conditions; adding requirements for an occupational license.
Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for assaulting a disabled individual; increasing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the consideration of steel slag as solid waste by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Relating to unauthorized persons at public or private institutions of higher education in this state and to trespass, damage, or defacement occurring on the grounds of those institutions; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty and creating offenses.
Relating to certain programs provided to families of children at risk for abuse and neglect.
Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving family violence and to the violation of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence, sexual assault or abuse, or stalking case.
Relating to Foundation School Program funding for students enrolled in an optional flexible school day program.
Relating to allocation of money from the law enforcement officer standards and education fund.
Relating to a study on reducing workplace violence against nurses.
Relating to the value of personal property exempt from seizure by creditors.
Relating to a study of the current and potential economic impacts of recycling.
Relating to the definition of homeland security activity.
Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to obtain criminal history record information for certain persons, including employees, independent contractors, and volunteers.
Relating to the limitation on the liability of the nonprofit corporation established by the Texas Public Finance Authority to issue revenue bonds for open-enrollment charter schools to provide educational facilities.
Relating to the use of the juvenile case manager fund.
Relating to certain laws governing the intersections of railroad tracks and public roadways.
Relating to the provision of artificially administered nutrition and hydration and life-sustaining treatment.
Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide protective services to certain persons determined to be at risk of future harm from abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
Relating to the enforcement of permit requirements for the operation of a domestic wastewater treatment facility.
Relating to contributions and registrations for an anatomical gift registry; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the time for recording a durable power of attorney for certain real property transactions.
Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.
Relating to permitted methods for certain political subdivisions to post notice of a meeting.
Relating to information regarding Down syndrome.
Relating to sex offender treatment as a condition of parole or mandatory supervision for certain releasees.
Relating to a study on providing care to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Relating to the transfer of surplus or salvage state agency property.
Relating to the donation of property from a state agency to an assistance organization or a local governmental entity.
Relating to requirements governing registration and authorized activities of certain lobbyists; expanding the applicability of an occupational registration.
Relating to a voluntary veteran's employment preference for private employers.
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.
Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenues in certain municipalities and the authority of certain counties to impose a county hotel occupancy tax; authorizing the imposition of a tax.
Relating to use and allocation of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenues for certain municipalities.
Relating to the withdrawal of the territory of certain emergency services districts from the territory of a metropolitan rapid transit authority.
Relating to the employment status of certain individuals engaged in rehabilitative work-training programs.
Relating to cloud computing services.
Relating to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a concealed handgun license.
Relating to the coordination of educational support services for and information regarding students who are currently or were formerly placed in foster care.
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to construct, enhance, upgrade, and maintain arenas, sports facilities, and fields in certain municipalities.
Relating to the establishment and governance of certain regional transportation authorities.
Relating to the creation of the Texas Health Improvement Network.
Relating to solicitation of a person to buy drinks for consumption by an alcoholic beverage retailer or the retailer's employee; authorizing a civil penalty; amending a provision that is subject to a criminal penalty.
Relating to applications for and certain information regarding an applicant for registration or endorsement under the Private Security Act.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax and the use of revenue from the hotel occupancy tax by certain counties; authorizing an increase in the rate of a tax; authorizing the imposition of a tax.
Relating to the confidentiality of student records.
Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 23; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 20; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Hays County Municipal Utility District No. 7; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the Harrison County Court at Law.
Relating to the creation of the Aransas County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds and impose a tax; providing general law authority to impose fees and surcharges.
Designating the cowboy hat as the official State Hat of Texas.
Urging Congress to require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide VA services to incarcerated veterans detained in state hospitals and to consider expanding such services to all incarcerated veterans.
Designating Nocona as the official Classic Car Capital of Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2015.
Designating Poteet as the official Strawberry Capital of Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2015.
Redesignating Jim Hogg County as the official Vaquero Capital of Texas.
Expressing support for the placement of a monument to Lorenzo de Zavala on the grounds of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission building.
Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Christopher Scott Kyle.
Designating Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of Texas.
Urging the U.S. Congress to designate the Chisholm Trail and the Great Western Trail as National Historic Trails.