Bills Referred Today for 4/21/2015



April 21, 2015

Committee referral on the following:

SB 2062 Watson/ Taylor, Larry

Relating to authorizing certain charter holders to provide combined services for certain adult and high school dropout recovery programs.


HB 5 Otto/ Burkett/ et al.

Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies.


HB 75 González, Mary

Relating to the exemption from vehicle registration for certain farm vehicles owned by a farmers' cooperative society or marketing association.


HB 77 González, Mary/ Anchia/ Leach/ Rose/ Villalba

Relating to a study of the Dallas Men Against Abuse program.

Health & Human Services

HB 80 Craddick/ Cook/ Lucio III/ Harless/ Wu/ et al.

Relating to the use of a portable wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.

State Affairs

HB 115 Dale/ Aycock/ Sheffield/ White, Molly/ Larson/ et al.

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

HB 225 Guillen/ Johnson/ King, Susan

Relating to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of a suspected overdose and a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.

Criminal Justice

HB 495 Howard

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

Higher Education

HB 505 Rodriguez, Eddie/ Workman/ Smith/ Dale/ et al.

Relating to a prohibition of limitations on the number of dual credit courses or hours in which a public high school student may enroll.


HB 658 Zerwas/ Miller, Rick/ Reynolds/ Stephenson/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Fort Bend County.

Higher Education

HB 751 Zerwas/ Davis, Sarah/ Sheffield/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to the prescription and pharmaceutical substitution of biological products; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Health & Human Services

HB 767 Smith/ Turner, Sylvester/ Lucio III/ Huberty/ Sheffield/ et al.

Relating to cardiac assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.


HB 903 Capriglione/ Otto/ Simmons/ Bonnen, Greg/ Meyer/ et al.

Relating to the investment of a percentage of the economic stabilization fund balance in excess of the sufficient balance.


HB 904 Smith/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to the transfer of certain inmates to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice following pronouncement of the inmate's sentence.

Criminal Justice

HB 1016 King, Tracy O.

Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

HB 1186 Craddick

Relating to the validation of certain actions relating to municipal airport zoning regulations.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1219 Raymond/ Keough

Relating to a provisional license to practice funeral directing or embalming; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Business & Commerce

HB 1443 Geren

Relating to the Texas Identification Number system.


HB 1606 Burkett/ Price/ Raymond/ Dutton/ Gonzales, Larry/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, including assumption of the duties of the Texas Skill Standards Board.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1678 Raymond/ Price/ Naishtat

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.

Health & Human Services

HB 1679 Raymond/ Burkett/ Price/ Villalba

Relating to the continuation of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities.

Health & Human Services

HB 2208 Herrero

Relating to access to criminal history record information by a county tax assessor-collector.


HB 2430 Kuempel/ Fallon

Relating to food and beverage consumption in certain public swimming pools.

Health & Human Services

HB 2463 Raymond/ Burkett/ Price

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.

Health & Human Services