COMMITTEE:    Natural Resources & Economic Development 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Thursday, May 21, 2015 

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



To consider the following:


HB 1151       Thompson, Senfronia | et al. SP: Garcia
Relating to sexual harassment protection for unpaid interns.

HB 2316       Márquez | et al.        SP: Whitmire
Relating to the authority of the asset management division of the General Land Office to sell real property to a federally recognized Indian tribe.

HB 2528       Harless | et al.        SP: Kolkhorst
Relating to the authority of a water district to accept donations to fund certain economic development programs.

HB 2558       Isaac                   SP: Campbell
Relating to the length of a billing month for a propane gas customer.

HB 2772       Martinez, "Mando"       SP: Lucio
Relating to the authority of certain economic development corporations to undertake and operate transportation-related projects.

HB 2763       Thompson, Ed            SP: Rodríguez
Relating to a study of the current and potential economic impacts of recycling.

HB 2968       Guillen | et al.        SP: Menéndez
Relating to the preservation of the Alamo complex and surrounding area and to the Alamo Preservation Advisory Board.

HB 3373       Miller, Doug | et al.   SP: Hancock
Relating to the liability of reimbursing employers under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.

HB 3402       Smith                   SP: Ellis
Relating to the authority of a venue district to act as an endorsing municipality or endorsing county for purposes of games or event trust funds; authorizing a fee.

HB 3595       Morrison                SP: Kolkhorst
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.

HB 3615       Isaac                   SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenues in certain municipalities.

HB 3629       Raney                   SP: Schwertner
Relating to use and allocation of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenues for certain municipalities.

HB 3685       Anderson, Charles "Doc" SP: Lucio
Relating to the employment status of certain individuals engaged in rehabilitative work-training programs.

HB 3772       Nevárez | et al.        SP: Uresti
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to construct, enhance, upgrade, and maintain arenas, sports facilities, and fields in certain municipalities.

HB 3842       Smithee                 SP: Seliger
Relating to an agreement to finance and build a conference center and other appropriate facilities in or near a state park.

HB 4037       Guillen                 SP: Lucio
Relating to the rate of the hotel occupancy tax in certain counties and the use of revenue from the hotel occupancy tax by certain counties; authorizing an increase in the rate of a tax.

HCR 108       Hunter                  SP: Lucio
Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker to create a joint interim committee to study the development and potential economic impact of a cruise industry on the Texas coast between Calhoun and Cameron Counties.



Bills added after last posting:

HB 2558

HB 2772

HB 3629

HB 4037

HCR 108


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