Regular Order of Business for 3/13/2017



March 13, 2017


(Calendar Order)


(Second Reading)

SJR 31 Kolkhorst

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items.

SJR 1 Campbell/ Menéndez/ Uresti/ Zaffirini/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.


(Second Reading)

SB 535 Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.

SB 378 (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the persons authorized to conduct an inquest in certain counties.

SB 13 (CS)Huffman/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations.

SB 18 Seliger/ et al.

Relating to eliminating provisions requiring public institutions of higher education to set aside portions of designated tuition for student financial assistance.

SB 286 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the governing board of the Trinity Valley Community College District.

SB 491 (LC)Watson

Relating to the statewide preceptorship program in family medicine.

SB 331 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the temporary approval of a private or independent college or university to continue to participate in the tuition equalization grant program.

SB 15 Huffines/ Hall/ Hancock/ Taylor, Van/ West/ et al.

Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

SB 550 Campbell

Relating to the sale or assignment of tax credits for the certified rehabilitation of certified historic structures.

SB 37 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the requirement to obtain certification for attorneys representing persons in guardianship proceedings.

SB 658 (LC)Perry

Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during certain recreational activities.

SB 566 (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the qualifications for a person conducting an adoption evaluation.

SB 495 (LC)Uresti

Relating to certain procedural measures in a suit affecting a parent-child relationship to protect a child against child neglect or physical or sexual abuse.

SB 454 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to certain protective orders in a suit for dissolution of marriage or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship, including a proceeding to adjudicate parentage.

SB 25 (CS)Creighton/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.

SB 40 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the bond required and the bond insurance obtained for certain judges.

SB 38 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to certain procedural matters in courts exercising probate jurisdiction.

SB 532 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to information collected about and purchases of information technology by governmental entities.

SB 26 Estes/ et al.

Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan and other related programs and measures to reduce emissions.

SB 17 (CS)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax.

SB 73 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to leave policy and procedures for state employees.

SB 132 Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the savings incentive program for state agencies.

SB 135 Taylor, Van

Relating to the submission of a report by certain entities identifying spending reduction measures.

SB 492 (LC)West

Relating to procedures of a county tax assessor-collector for collection of dishonored checks and invoices; authorizing a fee.

SB 594 Creighton

Relating to the procedure for the approval of rules adopted by the comptroller relating to the appraisal of qualified open-space land and qualified timber land for ad valorem tax purposes.

SB 415 Perry/ et al.

Relating to a prohibition on the performance of dismemberment abortions; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense.

SB 258 (CS)Huffines/ et al.

Relating to the disposition of embryonic and fetal tissue remains; imposing a civil penalty.

SB 8 (CS)Schwertner/ Campbell/ Kolkhorst/ Nelson/ Perry/ et al.

Relating to certain prohibited abortions and the treatment and disposition of a human fetus and human fetal tissue; creating a civil cause of action; creating offenses.

SB 12 (CS)West/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of bulletproof vests.

SB 798 Huffines/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Burton/ et al.

Relating to designating July 7 as Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day.

SB 1138 (CS)Whitmire/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Burton/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the blue alert system to aid in the apprehension of an individual suspected of killing or causing serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer.

SB 854 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to the purchase of food and beverages by the Texas Division of Emergency Management for certain persons.

SB 719 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to collect and study data on the participation of persons with intellectual disabilities in workforce education programs.

SB 6 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to regulations and policies for entering or using a bathroom or changing facility; authorizing a civil penalty.

SB 867 (LC)Seliger

Relating to the designation of United States Highway 287 in Armstrong and Donley Counties as the Colonel Charles Goodnight Memorial Highway.

SB 364 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the designation of a portion of Alternate United States Highway 90 in Lavaca County as the Sheriff Ronnie Dodds Memorial Highway.

SB 365 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 95 in Lavaca County as the Sergeant David M. Furrh Memorial Highway.

SB 396 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 10 in Guadalupe County as the Texas Game Warden Teyran "Ty" Patterson Memorial Highway.

SB 402 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to notice provided to persons with disabilities regarding the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use certain public transportation services.

SB 267 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the licensing and regulation of hospitals in this state; increasing the amount of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain hospitals; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

SB 497 (CS) (LC)Uresti

Relating to the creation of an office of workforce development and analytics in the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 102 (LC)Hall/ et al.

Relating to general officers within the state military department.

SB 94 (CS) (LC)Hall

Relating to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the Texas border.

SB 751 (CS) (LC)Campbell

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information of and the abolishment date of the military base realignment and closure task force.

SB 249 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the submission of an affordability and access report by public institutions of higher education.

SB 887 (CS)Seliger

Relating to a requirement that certain participating institutions under the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provide loan debt information to students.

SB 277 Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the eligibility of certain property for certain ad valorem tax incentives relating to wind-powered energy devices.