REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
April 13, 2015
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.
Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations.
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to private road work by certain counties.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.
Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument at the state Capitol Complex, at a site outside the historic Capitol grounds, honoring Texans who served during the Global War on Terror as part of the United States armed forces and their families.
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees.
Designating Quitaque as the official Bison Capital for a 10-year period beginning in 2015.
Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.
Relating to the eligibility of presidential general election debates for distributions from a Major Events trust fund.
Relating to the criteria for awarding the Texas Purple Heart Medal to members of the armed forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, including assumption of the duties of the Texas Skill Standards Board.
Relating to a disqualification for unemployment benefits for refusing to take or failing a preemployment drug test.
Relating to the liability of a political subdivision of this state for certain claims relating to land acquired by the political subdivision under certain circumstances.
Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield Memorial Highway.
Relating to the exercise of eminent domain by certain toll road corporations.
Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Transportation to the Shepherd Independent School District; requiring the payment of certain transaction fees.
Relating to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Public Safety, military and law enforcement training, and the investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention of certain offenses; creating an offense and increasing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.
Relating to debit card or stored value card surcharges; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to the governance of public institutions of higher education in this state.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of pharmacists and pharmacies.
Relating to the express preemption of regulation of oil and gas operations and the exclusive jurisdiction of those operations by the state.
Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to restrict participation in the retail electric market for significant violations.
Relating to the goal for renewable energy and competitive renewable energy zones.
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.
Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Ellis County.
Relating to the Texas Identification Number system.
Relating to civil jurisdiction of, and the number of jurors required in, certain civil cases pending in a statutory county court.
Relating to the authority to determine the supply of groundwater in certain regional water plans.
Relating to the period for which the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality may grant or renew an emergency authorization relating to the use of state water.
Relating to charitable raffles conducted by certain professional sports team charitable foundations; providing penalties.
Relating to certain requirements applicable to contracts entered into by, and the contract management process of, state agencies.
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects.
Relating to a volume-based exemption from reporting requirements for certain accidental discharges or spills from wastewater facilities.
Relating to the qualifications for membership on the Texas Water Development Board.
Relating to the powers and duties, the construction of laws, and the election dates of certain groundwater conservation districts.
Relating to the Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless.
Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties.
Relating to the applicability of the Texas Mass Gatherings Act to certain horse and greyhound races.
Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties.
Relating to the compensation of county auditors for certain counties.
Relating to defining the duties and to the penalties concerning pain management clinics.
Relating to the award of diligent participation credit to defendants confined in a state jail felony facility.
Relating to the eligibility of criminal defendants for an order of nondisclosure; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the authority of a magistrate to prohibit certain communications in an order for emergency protection.
Relating to the transfer of certain inmates to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice following pronouncement of the inmate's sentence.
Relating to the authorization of the imposition of administrative penalties on providers participating in certain Medicaid waiver programs.
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 the punishment for certain offenses against property or against public administration.
Relating to requiring notice of the scheduling of an execution date and the issuance of a warrant of execution.
Relating to the provision and administration of indigent defense services.
Relating to civil and criminal liability for the unlawful disclosure or promotion of certain intimate visual material; creating an offense.
Relating to the protection of certain children through the operation of the child safety check alert list.
Relating to the administration of the scholarship program for certain students graduating in the top 10 percent of the students' high school graduating class.
Relating to the online broadcast of open meetings of institutions of higher education.
Relating to the authority and duties of the office of inspector general of the Health and Human Services Commission.
Relating to the 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.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state.
Relating to the functions and operations of the Department of Aging and Disability Services; increasing penalties.
Relating to court jurisdiction and procedures relating to truancy; providing criminal penalties; imposing a court cost.
Relating to the commitment of juveniles in post-adjudication secure correctional facilities operated by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and by local probation departments.
Relating to the Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program.
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the use of human remains for forensic science education, including the training of search and rescue animals.
Relating to the operation of certain oversize or overweight vehicles transporting timber, timber products, or forestry equipment on certain public roadways.
Relating to the issuance of obligations payable from and secured by the Texas Mobility Fund.
Relating to commercial driver's licenses and commercial learner's permits and the operation of commercial motor vehicles; creating a criminal offense; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.
Relating to procedures for certain environmental permit applications.
Relating to the offenses of the violation of civil rights of and improper sexual activity with individuals in custody; imposing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance.
Relating to financial assistance to local governmental entities affected by the realignment of defense jobs or facilities.
Relating to awarding the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.
Relating to occupational licenses for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.
Relating to the creation of a rural veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.
Relating to the creation of a women veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.
Relating to designating the first week of May as Jury Appreciation Week.
Relating to the creation of the State Cemetery preservation trust fund.
Relating to the signature requirement for a sales tax permit application filed electronically.
Relating to electronic filing of certain reports; providing a penalty.
Relating to approval of the issuance of tax and revenue anticipation notes.
Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller of public accounts.
Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs.
Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.
Relating to rulemaking authority for annuity contracts.
Relating to fire inspections by the state fire marshal for state-owned and state-leased buildings.
Relating to the standards for boiler inspection agencies.
Relating to standards for elevators, escalators, and related equipment; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the regulation of rates for certain personal automobile insurance.
Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to determine applicant eligibility for a license and to discipline license holders.
Relating to creating limited purpose disaster declaration authority for the governor.
Relating to the continuation and duties of the Red River Boundary Commission.
Relating to the eligibility of Elite Rodeo Association World Championships for funding from the Major Events trust fund.
Relating to the offense of hazing.
Relating to the filing of a copy of certain records related to the release of an accused person on personal bond.
Relating to a requirement that a county report the number of certain persons with mental illness detained in that county's jail.
Relating to postconviction forensic DNA analysis.
Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system.
Relating to the regulation of motor vehicles by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Public Safety; creating a criminal offense; providing a penalty; authorizing fees.
Relating to Internet broadcasts of open meetings held by the policy board of a metropolitan planning organization.
Relating to authority for certain state employees to work flexible hours and to work from home or other authorized alternative work sites.
Relating to public information regarding workers' compensation insurance rate filings.
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education.
Relating to procedures for the management, sale, or lease of certain state-owned real property and the management or collection of related funds, including disputed oil and gas royalties owed to the state.
Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans.
Relating to prohibiting the reidentification of certain deidentified information and the release of any reidentified information; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to authorizing children of Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission employees to be employed by holders of licenses or permits issued by the commission.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees.
Relating to the release of certain child fatality and near-fatality information for abused or neglected children.
Relating to requirements for assisted living facility license applicants.
Relating to a council on long-term care facility surveys and informal dispute resolution.
Relating to food and beverage consumption in certain public swimming pools.
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.
Relating to the selection process for student members of the board of regents of a state university or state university system.
Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to the education research center advisory board.
Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain students enrolled in fire science courses at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of a real property interest in oil or gas in place.
Relating to the payment of certain ad valorem tax refunds.
Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes.
Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran's organization.
Relating to the dedication of certain wine-related revenue.
Relating to the appointment of a forensic director responsible for statewide coordination and oversight of forensic mental health services overseen by the Department of State Health Services.
Relating to the identification requirements of certain health care providers associated with a hospital.
Relating to the aerospace and aviation office of the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office and to the aerospace and aviation advisory committee.
Relating to requirements for reporting unclaimed mineral proceeds to the comptroller of public accounts.
Relating to the enterprise zone program.
Relating to the disputed payment by a credit card or debit card of a vehicle registration fee.
Relating to the right of directors of special districts to obtain district information, documents, and records.
Relating to the removal of a tenant's personal property after a writ of possession has been issued in an eviction suit.
Relating to the transfer to the Health and Human Services Commission of contracting authority for children's advocacy centers and volunteer advocate programs.
Relating to requiring direct access to 9-1-1 service from certain telephone systems and equivalent systems that use Internet Protocol enabled services.
Relating to the right of municipal officers to obtain information, documents, and records.
Relating to the right of officers of counties, county boards of school trustees, and county boards of education to obtain information, documents, and records.
Relating to credit to certain ceding insurers for reinsurance ceded to certain assuming insurers.
Relating to an exemption for certain persons who sell signs from the requirement to be licensed as an electrician.
Relating to the standard valuation for life insurance, accident and health insurance, and annuities and the nonforfeiture requirements of certain life insurance policies; amending provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty.
Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in public entertainment facilities.
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 certain required reports, plans, and other documents prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education.
Relating to the authority of certain domestic life, health, and accident insurance companies to make investments in mezzanine real estate loans.
Relating to coordinated county transportation authorities.
Relating to veterans services information provided to veterans who receive driver's licenses and personal identification certificates.
Relating to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and strategic planning regarding military bases and defense installations.
Relating to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the Texas border.
Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of forensic analysts and the administration of the Texas Forensic Science Commission; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational license.
Relating to the deadline for filing an application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
Relating to notice of excess proceeds following an ad valorem tax sale.
Relating to health care information provided by and notice of facility fees charged by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities.
Relating to the practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.
Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities.
Relating to the marketing and advertising of the veterans' assistance lottery game.
Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.
Relating to authorizing the collection of a service charge on certain electronic toll collection customer account payments.
Relating to contributions and registrations for an anatomical gift registry; authorizing a fee.
Relating to railroads in this state.
Relating to the power of a commissioners court to authorize ad valorem tax sales of real property to be conducted by means of online auctions.
Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
Relating to empowering the parents of students to petition for the reconstitution, repurposing, alternative management, or closure of low-performing public school campuses.
Relating to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on public school and open-enrollment charter school campuses and at or in transit to or from off-campus school events.
Relating to temporary waiver of superintendent certification for employment of public school district superintendents.
Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of certain agencies and to the requirements applicable to, and the oversight of, those agencies.
Relating to performance-based tuition limitations for certain public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the establishment and administration by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of a textbook affordability pilot program at a public institution of higher education.
Relating to the establishment of a transfer associate degree program at each public junior college.
Relating to the establishment of state authorization reciprocity agreements for postsecondary distance learning courses.
Relating to the admission of undergraduate students with nontraditional secondary education to public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the release of student academic information by a public institution of higher education for certain purposes and the manner in which the information is used.
Relating to the requirements for employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program.
Relating to protests before appraisal review boards.
Relating to notices of appraised value sent to property owners by the chief appraisers of appraisal districts.
Relating to access to and fees associated with binding arbitration of appraisal review board orders.
Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.
Relating to reports issued by the comptroller on the effect of certain tax provisions.
Relating to the eligibility for indigent status for purposes of the driver responsibility program.
General Appropriations Bill.