Bills Referred Today for 2/9/2015



February 9, 2015

Committee referral on the following:

SJR 5 Nichols/ Nelson

Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund.


SCR 6 Hall

Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

State Affairs

SB 5 Nichols/ Nelson

Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue.


SB 17 Estes

Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.

State Affairs

SB 431 Seliger

Relating to the deadline for filing a candidate's personal financial statement.

State Affairs

SB 432 West

Relating to continuation of an additional fee for filing civil cases in certain Dallas County courts.

State Affairs

SB 433 Burton

Relating to a membership interest in a limited liability company subject to a charging order.

Business & Commerce

SB 434 Burton

Relating to the repeal of the authorization for a governing body to conduct economic development negotiations in a closed meeting under the open meetings law.

Business & Commerce

SB 435 Lucio

Relating to the powers and duties of a county treasurer.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 436 Lucio

Relating to the amount of financial assistance paid to the survivors of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other public employees killed in the line of duty.

State Affairs

SB 437 Creighton

Relating to the method of payment for regulated material purchased by a metal recycling entity.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

SB 438 Hall/ Kolkhorst/ Perry

Relating to prohibiting public funds from being used to enforce certain federal or international laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

State Affairs

SB 439 Hall/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Estes/ Huffines/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful carrying of weapons.

State Affairs

SB 440 Burton

Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to prohibit hydraulic fracturing treatment.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

SB 441 Burton

Relating to the sale of motor vehicles on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays.


SB 442 Watson

Relating to the operation and movement of motorcycles on certain highways during periods of traffic congestion.


SB 443 Watson

Relating to a study and recommendations by the Texas Judicial Council on consolidating the court of criminal appeals and the supreme court or abolishing one of the courts and transferring that court's functions and jurisdiction to the other court.

State Affairs

SB 444 Hall

Relating to the exercise of eminent domain by certain toll road corporations.


SB 445 Hall

Relating to public agreements or contracts related to United Nations Agenda 21.

State Affairs

SB 446 Hall

Relating to increased penalties for the offense of trafficking of persons that involves a child victim or the death of any victim.

Criminal Justice

SB 447 Hall

Relating to designating English as the official language of this state.

Business & Commerce

SB 448 Hinojosa

Relating to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs.

Higher Education

SB 449 Bettencourt

Relating to the definition of a motorcycle.


SB 450 Schwertner

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.

State Affairs

SB 451 Seliger

Relating to eliminating certain state-required assessment instruments administered to public school students in certain grades.


SB 452 Seliger

Relating to administering the Texas Success Initiative assessment instrument to certain public school students.


SB 453 Seliger

Relating to minimum scores required for public school students to receive credit by an examination administered through the College-Level Examination Program.

Higher Education

SB 454 Seliger

Relating to the alignment of the college readiness standards and expectations and the essential knowledge and skills.


SB 455 Creighton

Relating to the creation of a special three-judge district court.

State Affairs

SB 456 Burton

Relating to establishing a uniform one-half mile extraterritorial jurisdiction limit for municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 457 Burton

Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to waive the waiting period for a marriage ceremony.

State Affairs

SB 458 Lucio

Relating to the aerospace and aviation office of the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office and to the aerospace and aviation advisory committee.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

SB 459 Lucio

Relating to the creation of the Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs in the office of the governor.

Business & Commerce

SB 460 Schwertner

Relating to the licensing and regulation of pharmacists and pharmacies.

Health & Human Services

Committee re-referral on the following:

SB 418 Whitmire

Relating to requests by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for certain records held by court reporters.

Re-referred from State Affairs to Criminal Justice