COMMITTEE:    Natural Resources & Economic Development 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 

PLACE:        E1.012 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Troy Fraser 



To consider the following:


HB 426        Howard | et al.         SP: Schwertner
Relating to the acceptance of employment applications through the online system for listing state agency employment openings maintained by the Texas Workforce Commission.

HB 497        Wu                      SP: Uresti
Relating to the applicability of the law governing saltwater pipeline facilities located in the vicinity of public roads.

HB 590        Elkins | et al.         SP: Bettencourt
Relating to the creation of research technology corporations for the development and commercialization of technologies owned by institutions of higher education or by certain medical centers with members that are institutions of higher education; providing for tax exemptions; providing a penalty.

HB 1251       Alvarado | et al.       SP: West
Relating to the transfer of compensation experience for purposes of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.

HB 1331       King, Phil | et al.     SP: Fraser
Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of certain waste arising out of or incidental to the drilling for or production of oil or gas.

HB 1736       Villalba | et al.       SP: Fraser
Relating to building energy efficiency performance standards.

HB 1794       Geren | et al.          SP: Hancock
Relating to suits brought by local governments for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; affecting civil penalties.

HB 2207       Keffer | et al.         SP: Eltife
Relating to the foreclosure sale of property subject to an oil or gas lease.

HB 2244       Zerwas | et al.         SP: Creighton
Relating to the regulation of medical waste; adding and amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 2667       Ashby                   SP: Eltife
Relating to the abolishment of certain programs administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank.

HB 3291       Raymond                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to increasing the punishment for certain offenses involving oil, gas, or condensate or equipment designed for the exploration or production of oil and gas; creating an offense.

HJR 64        Elkins                  SP: Bettencourt
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by or leased to or by a university research technology corporation.