Saturday, May 27, 2017




********** CONFERENCE COMMITTEE **********

The Senate requests the appointment of a conference committee on:

SB 224              Watson / et al.

SP: Davis, Sarah / Zerwas / Coleman

Relating to the sunset review date for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and the time for awarding cancer research and prevention grants.
(Senate Conferees: Watson, Ch./Campbell/Nelson/Schwertner/Uresti)

SB 669              Nelson / et al.

SP: Zerwas / Wray / et al.

Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations; authorizing a fee.
(Senate Conferees: Nelson, Ch./Bettencourt/Birdwell/Creighton/Hinojosa)

SB 1660             Taylor, Larry

SP: King, Ken

Relating to the minutes of operation required for public school districts, charter schools, and other education programs and to calculating the average daily attendance for certain education programs.
(Senate Conferees: Taylor, Larry, Ch./Bettencourt/Huffines/Hughes/West)

SB 2078             Taylor, Larry

SP: Bonnen, Dennis

Relating to the duties of school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, the Texas Education Agency, and the Texas School Safety Center regarding multihazard emergency operations plans and other school safety measures.
(Senate Conferees: Taylor, Larry, Ch./Bettencourt/Kolkhorst/Lucio/Perry)

SB 463              Seliger / et al.

SP: Huberty / Lozano

Relating to the use of individual graduation committees to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.
(Senate Conferees: Seliger, Ch./Bettencourt/Taylor, Larry/Taylor, Van/West)

SB 762              MenÚndez / et al.

SP: Moody

Relating to the prosecution of offenses involving cruelty to animals; increasing a criminal penalty.
(Senate Conferees: MenÚndez, Ch./Birdwell/Huffman/Lucio/Seliger)

SB 1001             Taylor, Larry / et al.

SP: Paul / et al.

Relating to vehicles exempt from vehicle safety inspections.
(Senate Conferees: Taylor, Larry, Ch./Hancock/Hinojosa/Nichols/Perry)

SB 1450             Taylor, Larry

SP: Bonnen, Greg

Relating to the rulemaking authority of the commissioner of insurance with respect to certain agreements and the effect of those agreements on this state's authority to regulate insurance.
(Senate Conferees: Taylor, Larry, Ch./Campbell/Estes/Hancock/Zaffirini)

SB 1731             Birdwell / et al.

SP: Meyer

Relating to the repeal of laws governing certain state entities, including the functions of those entities.
(Senate Conferees: Birdwell, Ch./Estes/Nichols/Taylor, Larry/Zaffirini)

SB 2014             Creighton

SP: Schubert

Relating to the administration of certain water districts.
(Senate Conferees: Creighton, Ch./Kolkhorst/Lucio/MenÚndez/Nichols)

Conference Committee Reports:

ELIGIBLE AT 10:20 PM MAY 26, 2017:

SB 1                Nelson

SP: Zerwas

General Appropriations Bill.

ELIGIBLE AT 3:00 PM MAY 27, 2017:

SB 179              MenÚndez / et al.

SP: Minjarez / Faircloth / Moody / Larson / King, Ken / et al.

Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students.

ELIGIBLE AT 4:40 PM MAY 27, 2017:

SB 1289             Creighton / et al.

SP: Paddie / Darby / Ashby / Geren / Phelan / et al.

Relating to the purchase of iron and steel products made in the United States for certain governmental entity projects.

ELIGIBLE AT 5:20 PM MAY 27, 2017:

SB 813              Hughes / et al.

SP: Meyer

Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous regulatory actions by state agencies.

ELIGIBLE AT 6:20 PM MAY 27, 2017:

SB 1172             Perry

SP: Geren / et al.

Relating to the regulation of seed by a political subdivision.