Regular Order of Business for 4/6/2017



April 6, 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 43 Huffman/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for the obligations of a local public retirement system.

SJR 36 (LC)Perry

Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a tax on the sale or purchase of water at wholesale.


(Second Reading)

SCR 26 Estes

Urging Congress to review federal regulations on the oil and gas industry.

SCR 41 (LC)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Urging Congress to direct the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston.

SCR 35 Estes

Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border.

SCR 3 Creighton

Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.

SCR 11 (LC)Kolkhorst

Authorizing the lieutenant governor and the speaker to appoint interim joint committees.


(Third Reading)

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.


(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 277 Campbell/ et al.

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

SB 31 Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.

SB 75 Nelson

Relating to the requirement for parental consent for a minor to join a labor union.

SB 689 (LC)Seliger

Relating to the powers and election dates of the Hemphill County Underground Water Conservation District.

SB 278 Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system.

SB 946 Bettencourt

Relating to deadlines for performing various functions in connection with the ad valorem tax system.

SB 870 Bettencourt

Relating to the scheduling by an appraisal review board of a hearing on a protest.

SB 343 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of improper sexual activity with a person under supervision.

SB 669 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations; authorizing a fee.

SB 947 (CS)Kolkhorst

Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

SB 894 (CS) (LC)Buckingham

Relating to the Health and Human Services Commission's strategy for managing audit resources, including procedures for auditing and collecting payments from Medicaid managed care organizations.

SB 264 (CS)Perry

Relating to an application made by a county jailer or state correctional officer to obtain a license to carry a handgun.

SB 509 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the evaluation and reporting of investment practices and performance of certain public retirement systems.

SB 736 (CS)Hancock

Relating to the authority of the General Land Office to sell retail electric power.

SB 361 Nichols/ et al.

Relating to transportation network companies.

SB 515 (CS)Taylor, Van

Relating to the right of certain public officers to access public information, documents, records, and property; creating criminal offenses.

SB 368 (LC)Garcia

Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties.

SB 385 (CS)Burton

Relating to voter approval of local acceptance and use of federal funds for commuter rail projects.

SB 976 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the dissolution of the Falls County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.

SB 82 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to prohibiting the temporary closure of segments of the state highway system on days that certain scheduled events are being held in certain municipalities.

SB 2190 (CS)Huffman

Relating to the public retirement systems of certain municipalities.

SB 78 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to the disposition of state surplus or salvage data processing equipment by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

SB 543 (CS)Seliger/ et al.

Relating to performance-based tuition limitations for certain public institutions of higher education and a temporary tuition limitation for those institutions.

SB 944 (LC)Hughes

Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act.

SB 416 (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas.

SB 498 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the use of person first respectful language instead of the term "ward."

SB 675 (LC)Seliger

Relating to the development of and contracting for reclaimed water facilities in certain municipalities.

SB 1459 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to incentives to encourage landowners to destroy, remove, or treat citrus trees located in a pest management zone.

SB 720 (LC)Perry

Relating to rules regarding the carcasses of certain birds or animals.

SB 722 (LC)Perry

Relating to a fee for participation in the Managed Lands Deer Program of the Parks and Wildlife Department.

SB 1089 (LC)Perry

Relating to the certification of food service workers.

SB 1158 (CS) (LC)Miles

Relating to food managers in food establishments in certain counties.

SB 929 (CS)Hughes

Relating to continuing education requirements for county tax assessor-collectors.

SB 520 (LC)Creighton

Relating to provisional permits for certain insurance agents.

SB 1083 (CS)Perry

Relating to the applicability of the sales and use tax to certain insurance services.

SB 345 (LC)West

Relating to the use of tax revenue by certain municipalities for the payment of certain hotel-related bonds or other obligations.

SB 686 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.

SB 942 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.

SB 1086 (LC)Seliger

Relating to the availability of certain hotel occupancy tax information.

SB 1221 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to an annual report submitted to the comptroller by a municipality that imposes certain hotel occupancy taxes.

SB 1365 (LC)Miles

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.

SB 968 (CS)Watson/ et al.

Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide students and employees an option to electronically report certain offenses to the institution.

SB 969 (CS)Watson/ et al.

Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide amnesty to students who report incidents of sexual assault.

SB 1163 (CS)Garcia/ et al.

Relating to establishing and funding a grant program for testing evidence collected in relation to sexual assaults or other sex offenses; authorizing voluntary contributions.

SB 1136 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.

SB 1001 (LC)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to vehicles exempt from vehicle safety inspections.

SB 1034 (LC)Perry

Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Transportation of the feasibility of certain improvements to Interstate Highway 27.

SB 1205 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the sharing of death record information between the Department of State Health Services and the Department of Public Safety.

SB 1523 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the creation of the state safety oversight program for rail fixed guideway public transportation systems.

SB 533 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to state agency contracting and procurement.

SB 990 (LC)Watson

Relating to the requirements for an application for a low income housing tax credit allocation from the nonprofit set-aside.

SB 467 (LC)Lucio

Relating to a requirement for ballot propositions.

SB 1090 Lucio

Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating an offense.

SB 1229 (CS) (LC)Menéndez

Relating to solid waste services for rental property and solid waste management programs in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of municipalities in certain counties; authorizing penalties.

SB 1544 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to financial reporting requirements of regional planning commissions.

SB 832 Estes

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.

SB 1046 Estes/ et al.

Relating to sources of funding for the Texas emissions reduction plan.

SB 1421 (LC)Estes

Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

SB 1422 (LC)Estes

Relating to the protection and use of intellectual property by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

SB 1541 (CS) (LC)Estes

Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of drill cuttings.

SB 584 (CS) (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to guidelines for prescribing opioid antagonists.

SB 948 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to certain information provided to prospective adoptive parents by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 314 Schwertner/ Hinojosa/ Nichols/ Taylor, Van/ Watson

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Optometry Board; authorizing a reduction in fees.

SB 1063 (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the investigation of an anonymous report of suspected abuse or neglect of a child.

SB 293 (CS)Hinojosa/ Schwertner

Relating to the proof required to impose payment holds in certain cases of alleged fraud by Medicaid providers.

SB 1576 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators, the operation of the Texas Civil Commitment Office, and certain related offenses; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 1093 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to the inspection of certain commercial motor vehicles that are not domiciled in this state.

SB 1102 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to weight limitations for natural gas motor vehicles.

SB 1327 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the authority of a district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation to temporarily lower speed limits.

SB 1383 (CS)Perry

Relating to the operation of vehicles transporting fluid milk; authorizing a fee.

SB 1522 (CS) (LC)Nichols

Relating to the composition of the aviation advisory committee.

SB 1524 (CS)Nichols

Relating to the movement of certain vehicles transporting an intermodal shipping container; authorizing a fee; creating an offense.

SB 63 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the electronic filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures and of personal financial statements by certain officeholders and candidates and the content of those statements; creating a criminal offense.

SB 329 Creighton/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Estes/ Lucio/ et al.

Relating to birth records of adopted persons.

SB 499 (LC)West

Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Partition of Heirs' Property Act.

SB 813 Hughes/ Bettencourt/ Buckingham/ Hall/ Huffines/ et al.

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

SB 1250 (LC)West

Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in the prosecution of certain offenses involving family violence.

SB 1362 Campbell/ Buckingham/ Kolkhorst/ Nelson/ Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to notification and informational materials regarding mutual consent voluntary adoption registries.

SB 911 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the form of a marriage license and an application for a marriage license.

SB 409 Huffines

Relating to the jurisdiction of county and justice courts in civil matters.

SB 1098 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to recordings, acknowledgments, and proofs of certain written instruments.

SB 1223 (LC)Hughes

Relating to suits against The University of Texas at Tyler.

SB 1264 (LC)Huffman

Relating to psychological counseling for certain grand jurors.

SB 1346 (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to disclosure of state agency contract information regarding administrator services for group health benefit plans.

SB 208 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 729 Buckingham

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.

SB 797 Perry

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.

SB 1105 (LC)Hinojosa/ Estes

Relating to the abolishment of the used oil recycling account, deposits of used oil recycling fees, and use of the water resource management account.

SB 694 (CS)Buckingham/ Hinojosa

Relating to the creation of the National Museum of the Pacific War museum fund.

SB 341 (LC)Perry

Relating to the consequences of the possession of illegal synthetic cannabinoids on a holder of or applicant for certain alcoholic beverage licenses and liability of a person who provides, sells, or serves a synthetic cannabinoid to another person.

SB 718 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to the regulation of insurance adjusters.

SB 750 (LC)Birdwell/ Huffines/ Rodríguez

Relating to restrictions on holders of package store permits.

SB 1012 (LC)Creighton

Relating to notification by an insurer of certain disciplinary actions imposed on the insurer for a violation of the insurance laws of another state.

SB 1171 (LC)Estes

Relating to the suspension and reactivation of the operation of the Texas Health Reinsurance System.

SB 1176 (CS) (LC)Campbell

Relating to the creation of a water park permit in the Alcoholic Beverage Code; authorizing a fee.

SB 1248 (CS)Buckingham

Relating to municipal regulation of manufactured home communities.

SB 1760 (LC)Creighton

Relating to product tastings of alcoholic beverages on certain permitted premises.

SB 451 (CS)Hancock/ et al.

Relating to regulation of short-term rentals and short-term rental marketplaces by municipalities and counties.

SB 951 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the regulation of the manufacture and sale of wine and certain related activities; authorizing a fee.

SB 952 (LC)Hancock

Relating to enforcement of a lien on property in a self-service storage facility by a sale conducted through an Internet website.

SB 1003 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the participation of deregulated telecommunications companies in the lifeline program.

SB 1519 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to the definition of a public entertainment facility and the promotion, sponsorship, or advertising of an entertainment event or venue or alcoholic beverage at certain governmentally owned public entertainment facilities.

SB 317 (CS)Nichols/ Hinojosa/ Schwertner/ Taylor, Van/ Watson

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, and the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; authorizing a fee.

SB 316 (CS)Hinojosa/ Nichols/ Schwertner/ Taylor, Van/ Watson

Relating to powers and duties of certain prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances and the regulatory agencies that issue a license, certification, or registration to the prescriber or dispenser; following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 313 (CS)Schwertner/ Hinojosa/ Nichols/ Taylor, Van/ Watson

Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Dental Examiners; imposing fees.

SB 1081 (CS) (LC)Burton/ et al.

Relating to the administration of prophylaxis to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum.

SB 1004 (CS)Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the deployment of network nodes in public right-of-way; authorizing fees.

SB 460 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to general obligation bonds issued by political subdivisions.

SB 1329 (CS)Huffman

Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government.

SB 522 (CS)Birdwell/ Perry/ et al.

Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony.

SB 43 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the Judicial Branch Certification Commission; authorizing fees; providing penalties.

SB 1056 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to the transfer of certain probate proceedings to the county in which the executor or administrator of a decedent's estate resides.

SB 445 (CS)Burton

Relating to the authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain political subdivisions and other public entities.

SB 869 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to authorizing a beneficiary designation that transfers a motor vehicle at the owner's death.

SB 1807 (CS)Huffman

Relating to the application of certain handgun license laws to certain federal and state attorneys and to the authority of those attorneys to carry certain weapons.

SB 612 (CS) (LC)Birdwell/ Whitmire

Relating to complaints filed with and certain other filings submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission.

SB 1296 (CS)Huffman

Relating to the review of ballot proposition language for certain political subdivision elections.

SB 1325 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to authorizing counties to establish public guardians to serve as guardians for certain incapacitated persons.

SB 1006 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the eligibility of land used as an ecological laboratory for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

SB 1120 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the prohibition of local motor fuel taxes on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.

SB 298 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the creation and funding of the Texas Forensic Science Commission operating account.

SB 1345 Watson

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a charitable organization and used to provide tax return preparation and other financial services without regard to the beneficiaries' ability to pay.

SB 1390 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to taxes and fees imposed on cigarettes and other tobacco products, including an exemption to the cigarette tax, related administrative matters, and the elements of certain related offenses.

SB 1923 Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to infrastructure funding for state hospital facilities and other state facilities, including the creation of the state hospital fund.

SB 1735 (LC)Hughes

Relating to the repeal of certain obsolete laws governing state pensions and other similar benefits.

SB 1665 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the investment authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 628 Schwertner/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ Creighton/ et al.

Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity.

SB 1767 (CS)Buckingham/ et al.

Relating to hearings and protests before appraisal review boards involving ad valorem tax determinations.

SB 275 (CS)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons.

SB 822 Estes/ Miles/ West/ et al.

Relating to the transfer of certain property from The University of Texas System to the Parks and Wildlife Department.

SB 518 (CS)Miles/ et al.

Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs.

SB 970 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to a sexual assault policy at public and private institutions of higher education.

SB 1664 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to contributions to, benefits from, membership in, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1663 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to contributions to, benefits from, late fees imposed by, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 626 (CS)Schwertner/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Creighton/ Hall/ et al.

Relating to the acquisition of certain real property in conjunction with the acquisition of real property for a public use through eminent domain procedures.

SB 627 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Creighton/ Hall/ et al.

Relating to notice of a property owner's rights relating to the examination or survey of property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

SB 56 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans.

SB 59 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education.

SB 261 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the bulk purchase of information technology commodity items by the Department of Information Resources.

SB 289 Taylor, Van

Relating to the preparation of government growth impact statements for rules proposed by state agencies.

SB 562 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the provision of surplus lines insurance to certain commercial insureds.

SB 564 (LC)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the applicability of open meetings requirements to certain meetings of a governing body relating to information technology security practices.

SB 659 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the availability of personal information of a statewide elected official or member of the legislature.

SB 697 (LC)Buckingham/ Campbell/ Estes/ Schwertner

Relating to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization.

SB 775 (LC)Estes

Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations.

SB 988 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the participation of a county judge in a meeting of a commissioners court conducted by videoconference call.

SB 1147 (LC)Watson/ Hancock

Relating to the establishment of the Texas State Music Museum and Texas Music Foundation; authorizing fees.

SB 1476 Seliger

Relating to eligibility for support from the universal service fund.

SB 461 (CS)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions.

SB 1805 (LC)Lucio

Relating to the multiuse training and operations center facility.

SB 593 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the governance of certain housing authorities.

SB 489 Lucio

Relating to recommendations regarding instruction in public schools to prevent the use of e-cigarettes.

SB 1634 (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to a reduction in required days of service for educators in public schools under certain circumstances.

SB 671 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the public high school graduation credit requirements for a language other than English.

SB 1987 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the notice requirements for bills proposing the creation of or annexation of land to certain special purpose districts.

SB 1954 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to participation in and contributions to the optional retirement program for certain employees of institutions of higher education.

SB 862 (CS)Perry

Relating to the award of attorney's fees and other costs in certain proceedings involving a groundwater conservation district.

SB 1430 (CS)Perry

Relating to desalinated seawater and a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provide expedited consideration of certain applications to amend water rights.

SB 1361 (CS)Creighton

Relating to the powers and duties of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District of Jefferson County.

SB 1269 (CS) (LC)Miles/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a task force to conduct a comprehensive study on flood control infrastructure for Harris and Galveston Counties.

SB 964 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the Jeff Davis County Underground Water Conservation District; authorizing a fee.

SB 1525 (LC)Perry

Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board of water needs and availability in this state.

SB 1198 Zaffirini/ Campbell

Relating to the conversion of the Hays Caldwell Public Utility Agency to the Alliance Regional Water Authority; providing authority to issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain; providing authority to impose fees.

SB 1538 (LC)Watson

Relating to the permissible uses of the floodplain management account.

SB 226 (CS)Taylor, Van

Relating to the procedure for action on certain applications for an amendment to a water right.

SB 788 (CS)Huffman

Relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act.

SB 398 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to a study conducted by the State Auditor's Office to compare the projected cost estimate attached to certain bills and resolutions to the actual cost to the state of the bills and resolutions.

SB 1969 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of the Texas Racing Act, including conforming amendments.

SB 1488 (LC)West

Relating to nonsubstantive additions to, revisions of, and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 84th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.

SB 1467 (LC)West

Relating to the Texas college work-study program and to establishing a program for the off-campus employment of certain students at public or private institutions of higher education.

SB 561 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to the identification and handling of unclaimed life insurance and annuity contract proceeds.

SB 975 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the security of high-speed rail operated by a private entity.

SB 981 Kolkhorst

Relating to the compatibility of a high-speed rail facility with multiple types of train technology.

SB 1877 (LC)Perry

Relating to sending notice of proposed contracts for highway projects by e-mail.

SB 2110 (LC)Menéndez

Relating to the composition of the Port Authority Advisory Committee.

SB 979 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the acquisition and disposition of real property intended for high-speed rail projects.

SB 1179 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to purchasing and contracting practices of coordinated county transportation authorities.