Bills Referred Today for 2/10/2015



February 10, 2015

Committee referral on the following:

SJR 27 Hancock

Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature.


SB 461 Perry/ Eltife/ Hinojosa/ Rodríguez

Relating to false or misleading packaging, labeling, or advertising of certain abusable synthetic substances; providing criminal and civil penalties.

Criminal Justice

SB 462 Huffman

Relating to authorizing a revocable deed that transfers real property at the transferor's death.

State Affairs

SB 463 Huffman

Relating to the restructuring of certain fund accounts of the Texas County and District Retirement System.

State Affairs

SB 464 Nichols

Relating to eliminating provisions authorizing or requiring public institutions of higher education to set aside portions of tuition for student financial assistance and other purposes.

Higher Education

SB 465 Taylor, Van

Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities from the Employees Retirement System of Texas or the Teacher Retirement System of Texas of certain employees convicted of certain offenses.

State Affairs

SB 466 Rodríguez

Relating to the affidavit required to be exempt from jury service due to a physical or mental impairment.

State Affairs

SB 467 Rodríguez

Relating to the early voting period for certain elections.

State Affairs

SB 468 Rodríguez

Relating to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to childbirth and contraception.

Health & Human Services

SB 469 Rodríguez

Relating to legal services provided by a district or county attorney to county and precinct officials.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 470 Rodríguez

Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

Health & Human Services

SB 471 Rodríguez

Relating to reviews and investigations conducted by the Texas Education Agency.


SB 472 Rodríguez

Relating to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veteran's liaison.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 473 Perry

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.

State Affairs

SB 474 Kolkhorst

Relating to the recovery of costs and fees in connection with certain eminent domain proceedings.

State Affairs

SB 475 Kolkhorst

Relating to a property right in certain DNA samples; providing injunctive relief and a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs

SB 476 Kolkhorst

Relating to the duties of certain law enforcement officials under procedures regulating the making or transfer of firearms.

State Affairs

SB 477 Kolkhorst

Relating to the provision of human sexuality and family planning instruction in public schools.


SB 478 Zaffirini

Relating to promulgation of certain forms for use in landlord-tenant matters.

Business & Commerce

SB 479 Schwertner

Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity.

State Affairs

SB 480 Perry

Relating to the administration of a medication, immunization, or vaccination by a pharmacist.

Health & Human Services

SB 481 Hancock

Relating to notice and availability of mediation for balance billing by a facility-based physician.

Business & Commerce

SB 482 Hancock

Relating to the creation of an optional consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the group benefits program provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents.

State Affairs

SB 483 Kolkhorst

Relating to notice of water level fluctuations to purchasers of real property adjoining an impoundment of water.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

SB 484 Kolkhorst

Relating to restrictions in connection with public subsidies and contracts awarded to businesses that employ undocumented workers.

Business & Commerce

SB 485 Kolkhorst

Relating to the cessation of tolls by toll project entities in certain circumstances.


SB 486 Kolkhorst

Relating to the use of radio frequency identification technology to transmit information regarding public school students.


SB 487 Ellis

Relating to postconviction forensic DNA analysis.

Criminal Justice

SB 488 Seliger

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.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 489 Seliger

Relating to the designation of the U.S. Highway 87 truck relief route in Howard County as the William B. (Bill) Crooker Truck Relief Route.


SB 490 Seliger

Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

SB 491 Schwertner

Relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in certain actions asserting asbestos- or silica-related injuries.

State Affairs

SB 492 Whitmire/ Rodríguez

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child.

Criminal Justice