REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
April 12, 2017
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS
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.
Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for the obligations of a local public retirement system.
Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a tax on the sale or purchase of water at wholesale.
Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a lower amount for expenses that can be charged to a borrower and removing certain financing expense limitations for a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, changing certain options for the refinancing of home equity loans, changing the threshold for an advance of a home equity line of credit, and allowing home equity loans on agricultural homesteads.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
Urging Congress to direct the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston.
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.
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government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and the speaker to appoint interim joint committees.
Designating the cannon as the official state gun of Texas.
Urging the United States Congress to continue joint federal-state funding of Texas Medicaid while transferring administration of the program to the Texas Legislature.
Calling on Congress to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony.
Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.
Relating to the persons authorized to conduct an inquest in certain counties.
Relating to the eligibility of certain property for certain ad valorem tax incentives relating to wind-powered energy devices.
Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.
Relating to the powers and election dates of the Hemphill County Underground Water Conservation District.
Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system.
Relating to deadlines for performing various functions in connection with the ad valorem tax system.
Relating to the scheduling by an appraisal review board of a hearing on a protest.
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of improper sexual activity with a person under supervision.
Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.
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.
Relating to the authority of the General Land Office to sell retail electric power.
Relating to transportation network companies.
Relating to the right of certain public officers to access public information, documents, records, and property; creating criminal offenses.
Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties.
Relating to voter approval of local acceptance and use of federal funds for commuter rail projects.
Relating to the dissolution of the Falls County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.
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.
Relating to the public retirement systems of certain municipalities.
Relating to the disposition of state surplus or salvage data processing equipment by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Relating to performance-based tuition limitations for certain public institutions of higher education and a temporary tuition limitation for those institutions.
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas.
Relating to the use of person first respectful language instead of the term "ward."
Relating to the development of and contracting for reclaimed water facilities in certain municipalities.
Relating to incentives to encourage landowners to destroy, remove, or treat citrus trees located in a pest management zone.
Relating to rules regarding the carcasses of certain birds or animals.
Relating to a fee for participation in the Managed Lands Deer Program of the Parks and Wildlife Department.
Relating to the certification of food service workers.
Relating to food managers in food establishments in certain counties.
Relating to provisional permits for certain insurance agents.
Relating to the applicability of the sales and use tax to certain insurance services.
Relating to the use of tax revenue by certain municipalities for the payment of certain hotel-related bonds or other obligations.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.
Relating to the availability of certain hotel occupancy tax information.
Relating to an annual report submitted to the comptroller by a municipality that imposes certain hotel occupancy taxes.
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.
Relating to establishing and funding a grant program for testing evidence collected in relation to sexual assaults or other sex offenses; authorizing voluntary contributions.
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.
Relating to vehicles exempt from vehicle safety inspections.
Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Transportation of the feasibility of certain improvements to Interstate Highway 27.
Relating to the sharing of death record information between the Department of State Health Services and the Department of Public Safety.
Relating to the creation of the state safety oversight program for rail fixed guideway public transportation systems.
Relating to state agency contracting and procurement.
Relating to the requirements for an application for a low income housing tax credit allocation from the nonprofit set-aside.
Relating to solid waste services for rental property and solid waste management programs in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of municipalities in certain counties; authorizing penalties.
Relating to financial reporting requirements of regional planning commissions.
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.
Relating to sources of funding for the Texas emissions reduction plan.
Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
Relating to the protection and use of intellectual property by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of drill cuttings.
Relating to guidelines for prescribing opioid antagonists.
Relating to certain information provided to prospective adoptive parents by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Optometry Board; authorizing a reduction in fees.
Relating to the investigation of an anonymous report of suspected abuse or neglect of a child.
Relating to the inspection of certain commercial motor vehicles that are not domiciled in this state.
Relating to weight limitations for natural gas motor vehicles.
Relating to the authority of a district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation to temporarily lower speed limits.
Relating to the composition of the aviation advisory committee.
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.
Relating to birth records of adopted persons.
Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous regulatory actions by state agencies.
Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in the prosecution of certain offenses involving family violence.
Relating to notification and informational materials regarding mutual consent voluntary adoption registries.
Relating to the form of a marriage license and an application for a marriage license.
Relating to recordings, acknowledgments, and proofs of certain written instruments.
Relating to suits against The University of Texas at Tyler.
Relating to psychological counseling for certain grand jurors.
Relating to disclosure of state agency contract information regarding administrator services for group health benefit plans.
Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.
Relating to the abolishment of the used oil recycling account, deposits of used oil recycling fees, and use of the water resource management account.
Relating to the creation of the National Museum of the Pacific War museum fund.
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.
Relating to the regulation of insurance adjusters.
Relating to notification by an insurer of certain disciplinary actions imposed on the insurer for a violation of the insurance laws of another state.
Relating to the suspension and reactivation of the operation of the Texas Health Reinsurance System.
Relating to municipal regulation of manufactured home communities.
Relating to product tastings of alcoholic beverages on certain permitted premises.
Relating to regulation of short-term rentals and short-term rental marketplaces by municipalities and counties.
Relating to enforcement of a lien on property in a self-service storage facility by a sale conducted through an Internet website.
Relating to the participation of deregulated telecommunications companies in the lifeline program.
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.
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.
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.
Relating to the Judicial Branch Certification Commission; authorizing fees; providing penalties.
Relating to the transfer of certain probate proceedings to the county in which the executor or administrator of a decedent's estate resides.
Relating to the authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain political subdivisions and other public entities.
Relating to authorizing a beneficiary designation that transfers a motor vehicle at the owner's death.
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.
Relating to the review of ballot proposition language for certain political subdivision elections.
Relating to authorizing counties to establish public guardians to serve as guardians for certain incapacitated persons.
Relating to the eligibility of land used as an ecological laboratory for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.
Relating to the creation and funding of the Texas Forensic Science Commission operating account.
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.
Relating to infrastructure funding for state hospital facilities and other state facilities, including the creation of the state hospital fund.
Relating to the repeal of certain obsolete laws governing state pensions and other similar benefits.
Relating to the investment authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to hearings and protests before appraisal review boards involving ad valorem tax determinations.
Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons.
Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs.
Relating to contributions to, benefits from, membership in, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
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.
Relating to notice of a property owner's rights relating to the examination or survey of property by an entity with eminent domain authority.
Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans.
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education.
Relating to the bulk purchase of information technology commodity items by the Department of Information Resources.
Relating to the preparation of government growth impact statements for rules proposed by state agencies.
Relating to the provision of surplus lines insurance to certain commercial insureds.
Relating to the availability of personal information of a statewide elected official or member of the legislature.
Relating to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization.
Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas State Music Museum and Texas Music Foundation; authorizing fees.
Relating to eligibility for support from the universal service fund.
Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions.
Relating to the multiuse training and operations center facility.
Relating to the governance of certain housing authorities.
Relating to recommendations regarding instruction in public schools to prevent the use of e-cigarettes.
Relating to the public high school graduation credit requirements for a language other than English.
Relating to participation in and contributions to the optional retirement program for certain employees of institutions of higher education.
Relating to the award of attorney's fees and other costs in certain proceedings involving a groundwater conservation district.
Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provide an expedited procedure for acting on certain applications for an amendment to a water right by certain applicants that use desalinated seawater.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District of Jefferson County.
Relating to the establishment of a task force to conduct a comprehensive study on flood control infrastructure for Harris and Galveston Counties.
Relating to the Jeff Davis County Underground Water Conservation District; authorizing a fee.
Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board of water needs and availability in this state.
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.
Relating to the permissible uses of the floodplain management account.
Relating to the procedure for action on certain applications for an amendment to a water right.
Relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act.
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.
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of the Texas Racing Act, including conforming amendments.
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.
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.
Relating to the identification and handling of unclaimed life insurance and annuity contract proceeds.
Relating to the security of high-speed rail operated by a private entity.
Relating to the compatibility of a high-speed rail facility with multiple types of train technology.
Relating to sending notice of proposed contracts for highway projects by e-mail.
Relating to the composition of the Port Authority Advisory Committee.
Relating to the disposition of real property intended for high-speed rail projects.
Relating to purchasing and contracting practices of coordinated county transportation authorities.
Relating to the issuance of subpoenas or certain other court orders with respect to an online service provider in the investigation or prosecution of certain criminal offenses.
Relating to the creation of a task force to identify opportunities for academic credit and industry recognition for inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Relating to access to criminal history record information.
Relating to a warrant authorizing the search of a cellular telephone or other wireless communications device.
Relating to public access to juvenile court proceedings.
Relating to the creation of the offense of bestiality.
Relating to confidentiality, sharing, sealing, and destruction of juvenile records.
Relating to the exchange of certain information between the Department of Family and Protective Services or certain foster care services contractors and a state or local juvenile justice agency.
Relating to the admissibility of certain recorded statements made by child abuse victims.
Relating to the declaration of a common nuisance involving a computer network or web address.
Relating to the electronic recording and admissibility of certain custodial interrogations.
Relating to a prohibition of a monitoring system performance indicator based solely on the number or percentage of students receiving special education services.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Commendation Medal with Valor and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
Relating to the use of state money for high-speed rail operated by a private entity.
Relating to an annual report on employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program.
Relating to the declaration of a local state of disaster.
Relating to safety requirements of assisted living facilities.
Relating to the licensing of, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission's duties with respect to, and the administrative penalties for certain long-term care facilities.
Relating to a joint interim study regarding the state's response to modifications to federal health care laws.
Relating to the regulation of the practice of dental hygiene.
Relating to notice to policyholders and agents of certain changes to property and casualty insurance policies.
Relating to the abolishment of certain advisory committees and other entities created to assist or advise state agencies or officers.
Relating to amounts charged to an enrollee in a health benefit plan for prescription drugs covered by the plan.
Relating to the deployment of advanced metering and meter information networks in certain non-ERCOT areas.
Relating to named driver policy disclosure requirements.
Relating to certain account disclosures provided by a financial institution to a customer.
Relating to photo identification for certain debit or credit card transactions.
Relating to state banks, state bank holding companies, and branches of foreign banks.
Relating to the regulation of cemeteries and the administration of perpetual care trust funds.
Relating to the authority of the commissioner of insurance to request a state innovation waiver for certain small group health benefit plans of certain federal actuarial value and level of coverage requirements.
Relating to surcharges imposed for the use of a credit card; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to the definition of commercial property insurance for purposes of certain provisions governing insurance rates and policy forms.
Relating to confidentiality of reports and related information for a solvency examination of an insurance carrier.
Relating to partnerships, limited liability companies, and other domestic and foreign entities and to series of limited liability companies and foreign entities.
Relating to periodic rate adjustment by and to certain transactions involving electric utilities.
Relating to registration statement and reporting requirements of insurers in an insurance holding company system.
Relating to rules adopted by the commissioner of insurance to stabilize long-term care premium rates.
Relating to corporations, associations, real estate investment trusts, and related entities; authorizing fees.
Relating to the functions and administration of the Health and Human Services Commission and the commission's office of inspector general in relation to fraud, waste, and abuse in health and human services.
Relating to the creation of a grant program to reduce recidivism, arrest, and incarceration of individuals with mental illness.
Relating to establishing a Federal Medicaid Funding and Reform Waivers Legislative Oversight Committee.
Relating to the authority of emergency medical services personnel of certain emergency medical services providers to transport a person for emergency detention.
Relating to the operations of the Employment-First Task Force.
Relating to informal dispute resolutions for violations of health and safety standards at certain long-term care facilities; authorizing the imposition of costs.
Relating to the operations of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas; authorizing a trust company to charge the institute an investment fee.
Relating to the licensing of, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission's duties with respect to, and the administrative penalties for home and community support services agencies.
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.
Relating to the amount of an administrative penalty assessed against freestanding emergency medical care facilities.
Relating to the financial self-sufficiency of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Relating to state money or credit or a state guarantee used or provided for high-speed rail owned by a private entity.
Relating to the correction of an ad valorem tax appraisal roll and related appraisal records.
Relating to refunds of certain bingo licensing and registration fees.
Relating to a revocable deed that transfers real property at the transferor's death.
Relating to the right of certain appellants to supersede a judgment or order on appeal.
Relating to the adoption of the Texas Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act.
Relating to the numbering of propositions on the ballot.
Relating to a limitation on the amount of attorney's fees awarded in a case assigned to a special three-judge district court.
Relating to the overseas military e-mail ballot program.
Relating to appointments by certain state officials to a legislative agency or an advisory committee.
Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of certain agencies and the requirements applicable to, and the oversight of, those agencies.
Relating to certain images captured by an unmanned aircraft.
Relating to information regarding private employers who have veteran's employment preference policies.
Relating to the abolishment of the Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs and the Governor's Advisory Committee on Immigration and Refugees.
Relating to certain procedures for cases and orders relating to the Title IV-D agency.
Relating to enforcement of child support obligations.
Relating to restrictive covenants regarding firearms or firearms ammunition.
Relating to applications for the complete restoration of a ward's capacity or modification of a guardianship.
Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders and volunteer emergency services personnel.
Relating to the prosecution of criminal offenses regarding unauthorized recordings.
Relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information of an applicant for or a person protected by a protective order.
Relating to a writ of mandamus by a court of appeals against an associate judge in certain cases.
Relating to financial accounting and reporting requirements for this state and political subdivisions of this state.
Relating to a written declaration to designate a guardian before the need for a guardian arises.
Relating to judicial review of protective orders and the duration of those orders.
Relating to recording of minutes for a local canvassing authority.
Relating to the authority of a school district to donate food to a nonprofit organization to be served to students of the district.
Relating to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority.
Relating to the dissolution of the Central Colorado River Authority.
Relating to the state and regional water planning process and the funding of projects included in the state water plan.
Relating to the eligibility of public institutions of higher education for formula funding for health-related institutions.
Relating to the ability of certain students to enroll full-time in courses provided through the state virtual school network.
Relating to notice requirements for certain special districts that hold board meetings outside the district.
Relating to regulation by certain counties of lots in platted subdivisions that have remained undeveloped.
Relating to municipal annexation.
Relating to certain notice of the extent of a municipality or its extraterritorial jurisdiction.
Relating to the eligibility of certain at-risk developments to receive low income housing tax credits.
Relating to compensation of county auditors and assistant auditors in certain counties.
Relating to the service plan for the annexation by certain municipalities of territory included in an emergency services district.
Relating to debt cancellation agreements offered in connection with certain retail installment contracts and leases for vehicles.
Relating to the regulation of money services businesses.
Relating to investment prohibitions and divestment requirements for certain investments of public money.
Relating to the election of the board of directors of the Panola County Groundwater Conservation District.
Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations.
Relating to the conduct of primary elections; increasing a criminal penalty.
Relating to expunction of a notice of lis pendens.
Relating to the composition of the Comal County Juvenile Board.
Relating to responsibility for the consequences of defects in the plans, specifications, or other documents for the construction or repair of an improvement to real property.
Relating to posting notice of self-help resources on the Internet website of a state court and in the office of the court clerk.
Relating to the requirement of a guardian to provide information regarding a ward's health and residence to certain relatives of the ward.
Relating to the procedures of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
Relating to the salary of a bailiff in El Paso County.
Relating to the release of a child taken into possession by a law enforcement or juvenile probation officer.
Relating to the appointment of an attorney pro tem for certain criminal proceedings.
Relating to education requirements for a notary public appointment; authorizing a fee.
Relating to de novo hearings in child protection cases.
Relating to the establishment of one or more supplemental county civil service commissions in certain counties.
Relating to a study of the fees charged by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
Relating to the creation of the offense of petroleum product or oil and gas equipment theft.
Relating to use of tax revenue by certain development corporations for job-related skills training.
Relating to the authority of certain ex officio members of the board of directors of a tax increment financing reinvestment zone to elect not to serve on the board.
Relating to funding for the operations of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.
Relating to the authority and liability of owners and managers of apartment houses, manufactured home rental communities, condominiums, and multiple use facilities in charging tenants for submetered and nonsubmetered master metered water and wastewater services.
Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring certain researchers to make research papers available to the public.
Relating to conditions on the receipt of tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for adopted students formerly in foster or other residential care.
Relating to the regulation of certain degree-granting postsecondary educational institutions by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; providing administrative penalties.
Relating to the creation of a temporary health insurance risk pool.
Relating to liability of certain political subdivisions in certain workers' compensation actions.
Relating to the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and to the repeal of a related bond program.
Relating to service and filing requirements for a party seeking judicial review in certain workers' compensation cases.
Relating to certain workers' compensation reporting requirements.
Relating to access by the division of workers' compensation to certain designated doctor contracts under the workers' compensation system.
Relating to preauthorization and concurrent review of certain health care services under the workers' compensation system.
Relating to certain images captured by an unmanned aircraft.
Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural incumbent local exchange companies.
Relating to the regulation of banks and trust companies.
Relating to access to and benefits for mental health conditions and substance use disorders.
Relating to the functions of the Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission.
Relating to requirements for providing postsecondary education counseling to high school students.
Relating to the creation of the Technology Lending Program to provide grants to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.
Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the verification of information provided to the comptroller and contained in reports on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act.
Relating to adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program requirements.
Relating to the deferral and reduction or waiver of certain surcharges assessed under the driver responsibility program.
Relating to the indigent status of a person for the purposes of the driver responsibility program.
Relating to the offense of operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility.
Relating to the elimination of double taxation of property due to jurisdictional disputes of like taxing units.
Relating to the penalty for noncompliance with certain eminent domain reporting requirements.
Relating to termination of a guardianship of the estate for a ward who is the designated beneficiary of a Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program account.
Relating to trusts.