REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
April 20, 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 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.
Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the governor's and lieutenant governor's terms of office to begin at 10 a.m. on the day preceding the day the regular legislative session convenes.
Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue sources to be used for the acquisition of rights-of-way for and the construction and maintenance of public roadways.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
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.
Designating Hico as the official Steak Capital of Texas.
Directing the Texas Water Development Board to conduct a feasibility study on the use of brackish groundwater sources in Montgomery County.
Urging Congress to encourage the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston.
Designating September 8 as Major Jefferson Van Horne Day 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 designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield Memorial Highway.
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 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 the governance of public institutions of higher education in this state.
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 creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Ellis County.
Relating to the Texas Identification Number system.
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 the applicability of the Texas Mass Gatherings Act to certain horse and greyhound races.
Relating to the compensation of county auditors for certain counties.
Relating to the award of diligent participation credit to defendants confined in a state jail felony facility.
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 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 authority and duties of the office of inspector general of the Health and Human Services Commission.
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.
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 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 electronic filing of certain reports; providing a penalty.
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 the continuation and duties of the Red River Boundary Commission.
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 authority for certain state employees to work flexible hours and to work from home or other authorized alternative work sites.
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education.
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 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 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 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 an exemption for certain persons who sell signs from the requirement to be licensed as an electrician.
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 the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.
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 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 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 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 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 presentation of evidence in appraisal review board hearings on protests.
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.
Relating to the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.
Relating to the allocation to the Parks and Wildlife Department of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods.
Relating to designating the fourth Saturday in July as National Day of the Cowboy.
Relating to the use of automated traffic control systems and photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.
Relating to defenses and exceptions to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain prohibited explosive weapons, firearms, and related items.
Relating to reducing certain fees for a license to carry a concealed handgun for county jailers.
Relating to certain procedural measures in a suit affecting a parent-child relationship to protect a child against child neglect or physical or sexual abuse.
Relating to a program allowing certain military voters on active duty overseas to cast a ballot electronically.
Relating to the duties of certain law enforcement officials under procedures regulating the making or transfer of firearms.
Relating to the designation of the trustee of an express trust as a beneficiary of a trust account or a P.O.D. payee of a P.O.D. account.
Relating to the provision of a candidate's campaign mailing address and electronic mail address in the candidate's application for a place on the ballot.
Relating to disclosures on selection or modification of an account by a customer of a financial institution.
Relating to a grant program to fund domestic violence high risk teams.
Relating to citrus pest and disease management.
Relating to exemptions from certain regulation for small honey production operations.
Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.
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 Texas Department of Motor Vehicles fund.
Relating to the canvass of election returns for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor.
Relating to contributions to, benefits from, membership in, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to access to a financial institution account of a person who dies intestate.
Relating to the organization of public employees.
Relating to bad faith claims of patent infringement; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to holding a primary election for a political party in a county without party leadership.
Relating to immunity from liability for public and open-enrollment charter school campuses that maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors for emergency use.
Relating to eligibility to serve as an interpreter in an election.
Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity.
Relating to certain defenses to libel actions.
Relating to establishing an interstate voter registration crosscheck program.
Relating to the definitions of dating violence and family violence for purposes of the issuance of a protective order.
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.
Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers.
Relating to criminal history record information obtained by the consumer credit commissioner.
Relating to the date for publication of the factors considered for admission to a new graduate and professional program.
Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring certain researchers to make research papers available to the public.
Relating to tracking career information for graduates of Texas medical schools and persons completing medical residency programs in Texas.
Relating to a study of the participation of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in public higher education.
Relating to the exemption from the assessment requirements of the Texas Success Initiative for students who successfully complete certain college preparatory courses.
Relating to training for members of the governing board of a public institution of higher education.
Relating to the disclosure of certain public information by a public school district.
Relating to restrictions on holders of package store permits.
Relating to the decertification of a certified capital company.
Relating to building code requirements for residential property insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
Relating to the adoption of an amendment procedure for restrictive covenants affecting real property in certain residential subdivisions.
Relating to authorizing certain private schools to charge fees for processing or handling certain payments or payment transactions.
Relating to the names of certain businesses.
Relating to the repossession of an aircraft.
Relating to a requirement that the General Land Office conduct a study regarding the use of wind or solar power to desalinate brackish groundwater.
Relating to the transfer of the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program to the Parks and Wildlife Department.
Relating to the storage and recovery of water in aquifers; authorizing fees and surcharges; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
Relating to certain diagnostic testing during pregnancy.
Relating to the transportation of a person with a mental illness.
Relating to the designation of May as Postpartum Depression Awareness Month.
Relating to the application of the motor vehicle sales tax to the sale of a new motor vehicle to certain manufacturers or distributors.
Relating to electricity service provided by municipally owned utilities.
Relating to the amount that may be donated by contract by certain populous counties to crime stoppers or crime prevention organizations.
Relating to the operations of health care funding districts in certain counties located on the Texas-Mexico border.
Relating to the authority of a local government to participate in a cooperative purchasing program with local governments of this state or another state.
Relating to donation of unused prescription drugs.
Relating to designated emergency infant care providers for certain abandoned children.
Relating to background checks conducted by the Department of Family and Protective Services for certain child-care providers.
Relating to emergency response employees or volunteers and others exposed or potentially exposed to certain diseases or parasites.
Relating to authorizing supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities.
Relating to the regulation by a developer of the installation of solar energy devices in a residential subdivision.
Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government and the composition of certain juvenile boards.
Relating to student use of sunscreen products in public schools.
Relating to the authority of an independent school district to contract with a municipality for the design, improvement, or construction of an instructional facility, stadium, or other athletic facility.
Relating to a notification requirement if a public school campus or open-enrollment charter school does not have a nurse assigned to the campus during all instructional hours.
Relating to the creation of a commission to recommend a new system for student assessment and public school accountability.
Relating to funding under the public school finance system for a school district with a compressed tax rate below the state maximum compressed tax rate.
Relating to the issuance of school district teaching permits to persons who teach career and technical education.
Relating to the educational needs of homeless students.
Relating to providing training academies for public school teachers who provide mathematics instruction to students in kindergarten through grade three.
Relating to training academies for public school teachers who provide reading comprehension instruction to students in grades four and five.
Relating to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses.
Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 151 as the Specialist Dane Balcon Memorial Bridge.
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 making a voluntary contribution to the Special Olympics Texas fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration.
Relating to certain limitations on design-build contracts for transportation infrastructure projects.
Relating to the regulation of certain motor vehicle auctions.
Relating to the operation of certain property owners' associations.
Relating to authorizing certain distributions of income from a nonprofit corporation to members of the corporation who are certain nonprofit corporations.
Relating to reporting requirements for certain unclaimed property.
Relating to voting methods in a property owners' association election or vote.
Relating to insurance claims and certain prohibited acts and practices in or in relation to the business of insurance; amending provisions that are or may be subject to a criminal penalty.
Relating to secret ballots in a property owners' association election or vote.
Relating to the disclosure of certain information under a consolidated insurance program.
Relating to the employment of persons under 18 years of age on the premises of certain businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages; adding a provision that is subject to a criminal penalty.
Relating to management services for the physical facilities of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Texas School for the Deaf.
Relating to the regulation of consumer credit transactions and the regulatory authority of the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and the renaming of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association as the Texas Coastal Insurance Association.
Relating to the prohibited disposition of a decedent's remains by a person charged with certain criminal conduct against the decedent; providing an administrative penalty.
Relating to mandatory participation in certain TANF employment and other programs by certain persons.
Relating to the authority of the Health and Human Services Commission and the Department of Aging and Disability Services to obtain criminal history record information regarding certain applicants for employment and current employees.
Relating to the regulation of chemical dependency treatment facilities and certain other facilities.
Relating to day activity and health services facilities.
Relating to providing training academies for public school teachers who provide reading instruction to students in kindergarten through grade five.
Relating to the establishment of a reading excellence team pilot program.
Relating to the amount of money transferred monthly from the state highway fund to the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.
Relating to certain trailer registration fees for veterans with disabilities.
Relating to requirements for certain farm vehicles when operating on a highway.
Relating to the unauthorized use of an alcoholic beverage permit or license; providing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the establishment and functions of the Interagency Data Transparency Commission.
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.
Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.
Relating to a study on the feasibility of implementing more secure access requirements for certain electronically stored information held by the state.
Relating to employment of a statewide data coordinator in the Department of Information Resources.
Relating to requests by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for certain records held by court reporters.
Relating to the commitment of certain juveniles to local post-adjudication secure correctional facilities in certain counties and to the release under supervision of those juveniles.
Relating to the maximum cumulative period allowed for restoration of a defendant's competency to stand trial and to certain time credits awarded against that cumulative period.
Relating to the creation and regulation of a law enforcement agency or police department.
Relating to the creation of a governor's program for victims of child sex trafficking.
Relating to the definition of peace officer for purposes of intercepting or collecting information in relation to certain communications in an investigation conducted by an arson investigating unit.
Relating to the composition of the Texas Violent Gang Task Force.
Relating to the designation of campus behavior coordinators to serve at public school campuses and issues to be considered when removing a student from class.
Relating to certain protective orders and magistrate's orders for emergency protection.
Relating to the courts authorized to hear certain matters relating to a capias pro fine.
Relating to a body worn camera program for certain law enforcement agencies in this state; creating a criminal offense; authorizing a fee.
Relating to allowing certain defendants to successfully complete education at a substance abuse treatment facility in lieu of attending an education program; changing required conditions of community supervision for certain defendants.
Relating to the representation of certain indigent applicants for a writ of habeas corpus.
Relating to the appeal of waiver of jurisdiction and transfer to criminal court in juvenile cases.
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 the eligibility for participation in veterans court programs.
Relating to the methods of delivery for required financial statement forms sent to certain municipal officeholders and candidates for municipal office.
Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals.
Relating to an environmental service fee charged by an institution of higher education.
Relating to the creation of the transnational and organized crime division within the office of the attorney general.
Relating to the appointment of an associate commissioner for veterans services at the Health and Human Services Commission.
Relating to the designation of February 19 as Iwo Jima Day.
Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Women Veterans Program.
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
Designating Dripping Springs as the Wedding Capital of Texas.