COMMITTEE:    Natural Resources & Economic Development 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Thursday, May 14, 2015 

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



To consider the following:


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 942        Kacal | et al.          SP: Birdwell
Relating to the storage of certain hazardous chemicals; transferring enforcement of certain reporting requirements, including the imposition of criminal, civil, and administrative penalties, from the Department of State Health Services to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; reenacting a criminal offense.

HB 1535       Frullo | et al.         SP: Fraser
Relating to rates of and certificates of convenience and necessity for certain non-ERCOT electric utilities; authorizing a surcharge.

HB 1657       Vo                      SP: Lucio
Relating to the determination of an experience-rated employer's eligibility for a surplus credit rate under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.

HB 1709       Harless                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the closing, abandoning, and vacating of a public road by a county; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

HB 2230       Larson | et al.         SP: Estes
Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize an injection well used for oil and gas waste disposal to be used for the disposal of nonhazardous brine produced by a desalination operation or nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals.

HB 2732       Metcalf | et al.        SP: Zaffirini
Relating to recovery of covered unemployment compensation debt through participation in the federal Treasury Offset Program.

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.

HCR 80        Peņa | et al.           SP: Estes
Petitioning Congress to provide funding for repairs to the Battleship Texas.



Bills added after last posting:

HB 2732


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