Senate Floor Action for 5/12/2017



May 12, 2017

The following bills were passed on the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:

SB 506 (CS) (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to certain voting systems.

SB 1322 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to increasing the punishment for certain conduct constituting the offense of possession or promotion of child pornography.

SB 1790 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Van

Relating to the punishment for the offense of fraudulent destruction, removal, or concealment of a writing that is attached to tangible property.

SB 1838 (CS) (LC)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.

SB 2084 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to calculation of average daily attendance for public school students in blended learning programs.

SB 2168 (LC)Huffines

Relating to the disclosure of records produced in the course of an investigation related to educator misconduct.

SB 2283 (LC)Perry

Relating to the regulation of dangerous dogs and dogs that attack persons in certain municipalities.

SB 2284 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 544; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 2285 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the boundaries of the Harris County Fresh Water Supply District No. 58.

SB 2286 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the powers, duties, and governance of the Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District; authorizing assessments.

SB 2287 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 525.

HB 88 (LC)Martinez, "Mando"/ Guillen/ González, Mary/ Collier SP: Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to an unlawful employment practice by an employer whose leave policy does not permit an employee to use leave to care for the employee's foster child.

HB 294 (LC)Walle/ Bohac/ Dutton/ Oliverson/ Larson SP: Garcia

Relating to appointment of a receiver for a water or sewer utility.

HB 544 (LC)Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Ashby/ Fallon/ et al. SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the use of the rural water assistance fund.

HB 635 (LC)Howard/ Oliverson/ Geren/ Cyrier SP: Watson

Relating to issuance of a vendor permit for the sale of goods during an authorized event held in the Texas mall area of the Capitol Complex.

HB 873 (LC)Pickett/ et al. SP: Hughes

Relating to prohibiting certain establishments serving the public from restricting a peace officer or special investigator from carrying a weapon on the premises.

HB 886 (LC)King, Ken SP: Seliger

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

HB 979 (LC)Kacal/ et al. SP: Birdwell

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for recipients of the Star of Texas Award.

HB 1073 (LC)Smithee SP: Creighton

Relating to provisional permits for certain insurance agents.

HB 1197 (LC)Paul SP: Creighton

Relating to the training period for a temporary insurance agent's license.

HB 1221 (LC)Stephenson SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 90 Alternate as the Johnnie David Hutchins Memorial Highway.

HB 1227 (LC)Smithee SP: Seliger

Relating to the transparency of certain information related to prescription drug coverage provided by certain health benefit plans.

HB 1345 (LC)Dale SP: Birdwell

Relating to a photograph on a driver's license.

HB 1406 (LC)Blanco SP: Hinojosa/ et al.

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 1428 (LC)Smithee SP: Huffman

Relating to mediation of the settlement of certain out-of-network health benefit claims involving balance billing for members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 1432 (LC)Vo SP: Lucio

Relating to restrictions or conditions on certain payments to the Texas Workforce Commission.

HB 1433 (LC)Vo SP: Lucio

Relating to the statute of limitations applicable to the collection of a contribution, a penalty, or interest under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.

HB 1456 (LC)Smithee SP: Hughes

Relating to judicial review of certain decisions under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.

HB 1555 (LC)Kuempel SP: Seliger

Relating to the sale of lottery tickets by certain wine and beer retailers.

HB 1584 (LC)King, Tracy O. SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the implementation of county solid waste management programs in certain counties.

HB 1625 (CS) (LC)Bonnen, Greg/ Bonnen, Dennis SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the procedures for the enforcement by the General Land Office of the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1991.

HB 1697 (CS) (LC)Price/ Burkett/ Sheffield/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Longoria/ et al. SP: Nelson

Relating to the establishment of a pediatric health tele-connectivity resource program for rural Texas.

HB 1701 (LC)Parker SP: Hancock

Relating to the presentation of the investment policy of certain governmental entities to a business organization that conducts investment transactions for the entity.

HB 1709 (LC)Gooden/ Burkett SP: Hall

Relating to procedures for the dissolution of the Bois D'Arc Island Levee Improvement District of Dallas and Kaufman Counties.

HB 1790 (LC)Pickett SP: Rodríguez

Relating to revoked disabled parking placards.

HB 1793 (LC)Pickett SP: Hancock

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

HB 2027 (LC)Goldman SP: Taylor, Van

Relating to the repeal of certain laws regulating the sale or transfer of secondhand watches.

HB 2056 (LC)Oliveira SP: Zaffirini

Relating to access by the division of workers' compensation to certain designated doctor contracts under the workers' compensation system.

HB 2060 (LC)Oliveira SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the eligibility requirements for employment as an ombudsman of the Office of Injured Employee Counsel under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.

HB 2061 (LC)Oliveira SP: Hancock

Relating to service and filing requirements for a party seeking judicial review in certain workers' compensation cases.

HB 2065 (LC)Phillips/ Isaac/ Burns/ Wray SP: Hancock

Relating to fines collected by a county or municipality from the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards.

HB 2113 (LC)Goldman/ et al. SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the regulation of for-profit legal service contract companies.

HB 2299 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia SP: Creighton

Relating to verification of alcohol content for prior approval of malt beverages.

HB 2579 (LC)Holland/ Longoria SP: Buckingham

Relating to the bond and other coverages required to be maintained by or for the benefit of a savings bank.

HB 2582 (LC)Sheffield SP: Buckingham

Relating to an exemption for certain quarries from regulation as aggregate production operations.

HB 2823 (LC)Dean SP: Buckingham

Relating to the issuance and enforcement of a subpoena during the course of an investigation of a residential mortgage loan servicer.

HB 2968 (LC)Bonnen, Dennis SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to the operation of a golf cart or utility vehicle on a public highway in certain counties.

HB 3536 (LC)Ashby SP: Schwertner

Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 45 as the Sergeant Wade Daniel Wilson Memorial Highway.

HB 4156 (LC)Bonnen, Dennis SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to the issuance of permits for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties; authorizing an increase in the amount of a fee.

HCR 31 (LC)Springer/ Stucky/ Gonzales, Larry SP: Perry

Urging Congress to encourage the U.S. Department of Agriculture to revise existing policies that promote the waste of water after an irrigated crop has been declared a failure.

HCR 42 (CS) (LC)Holland/ Laubenberg/ Button/ Burkett/ Thompson, Senfronia SP: Hall

Designating the city of Rockwall as the official Live Music Capital of North Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2017.

The following bills were removed from the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:

HB 1619 (LC)Shine SP: Buckingham

Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain outdoor burning violations.

Committee referral on the following:

HJR 10 Smithee

Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for certain judicial offices.

State Affairs

HJR 113 Capriglione/ Parker/ Stephenson

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in the Texas Bullion Depository.


HB 39 Wu/ Raymond/ Davis, Sarah/ Rose/ White/ et al.

Relating to the provision of child protective services and other health and human services by certain state agencies; authorizing a fee.

Health & Human Services

HB 45 Flynn/ Leach/ Burkett/ Parker/ Laubenberg/ et al.

Relating to requiring the Texas Supreme Court to adopt rules and provide judicial instruction regarding the application of foreign laws in certain family law cases.

State Affairs

HB 108 Alvarado/ Button/ Bernal/ Paddie/ Gonzales, Larry/ et al.

Relating to the use of the skills development fund to facilitate the relocation to or expansion in this state of employers offering complex or high-skilled employment opportunities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 156 Raymond

Relating to establishing a pilot program in designated public high schools in certain municipalities for placement of students in Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs as an alternative to placement in disciplinary or juvenile justice alternative education programs.


HB 162 Lucio III

Relating to conditions of community supervision for defendants convicted of certain criminal offenses involving animals; authorizing fees.

Criminal Justice

HB 435 King, Ken/ Bailes/ Springer/ Flynn/ Bonnen, Dennis/ et al.

Relating to the application of certain weapons laws to and liability for certain actions of volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a handgun.

State Affairs

HB 473 Moody/ Villalba/ Minjarez

Relating to the employment of certain peace officers, detention officers, county jailers, or firefighters who are injured in the course and scope of duty.

Business & Commerce

HB 591 Minjarez/ Springer

Relating to the punishment for the offense of aggravated assault.

Criminal Justice

HB 594 VanDeaver

Relating to procedures for the dissolution of a county hospital authority.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 653 Clardy

Relating to the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant program.

Higher Education

HB 714 Wu/ Alvarado/ Thierry/ Elkins/ Davis, Sarah

Relating to the civil prosecution of offenses involving certain municipal parking ordinances; authorizing a civil fine.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 748 Farrar

Relating to certain costs associated with certain court proceedings for cruelly treated animals; authorizing fees and costs.

Criminal Justice

HB 865 Blanco/ Minjarez

Relating to establishing a veterans services coordinator for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a veterans reentry dorm program for certain state jail defendants confined by the department.

Criminal Justice

HB 929 Miller

Relating to certain early voting procedures.

State Affairs

HB 931 Miller/ Bonnen, Greg/ Zerwas/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Fallon/ et al.

Relating to liability of certain electric utilities and political subdivisions that contract for certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

Business & Commerce

HB 933 Longoria

Relating to a prohibition on the use of certain baseball bats at University Interscholastic League events.


HB 978 Murr/ Moody

Relating to the terms of the board members of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.

Criminal Justice

HB 1298 Frullo

Relating to the definition of commercial property insurance for purposes of certain provisions governing insurance rates and policy forms.

Business & Commerce

HB 1384 Davis, Sarah/ Button

Relating to contributions and expenditures made in connection with a campaign for speaker of the house of representatives.

State Affairs

HB 1510 Isaac

Relating to the transfer of certain functions related to emergency services districts from the Department of Agriculture to the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

HB 1643 Springer/ Fallon/ Simmons/ Bonnen, Greg

Relating to the regulation of the operation of an unmanned aircraft and the prosecution of a related criminal offense.

Criminal Justice

HB 1661 Phelan/ Fallon

Relating to a withdrawal of a candidate.

State Affairs

HB 1724 Guillen

Relating to the establishment of the commercial license buyback account managed by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

HB 1816 Metcalf

Relating to the operation of medical supply transport vehicles during a declared state of disaster.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1974 Wray

Relating to durable powers of attorney.

State Affairs

HB 2068 Phillips/ Wilson/ White/ et al.

Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; authorizing and increasing criminal fines.


HB 2087 VanDeaver/ Fallon/ Springer

Relating to restricting the use of covered information, including student personally identifiable information, by an operator of a website, online service, online application, or mobile application for a school purpose.


HB 2321 Turner/ Howard/ Giddings

Relating to low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement programs and local initiative projects.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2377 Larson/ Lucio III

Relating to the development of brackish groundwater.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

HB 2409 Raney/ González, Mary/ Simmons/ Shine/ Romero, Jr./ et al.

Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2471 Davis, Sarah/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting political contributions and political expenditures made by certain persons with public funds; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs

HB 2578 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the elimination of certain fees for licensure and the disposition of certain fees collected by the Texas Lottery Commission under the Bingo Enabling Act.

State Affairs

HB 2588 Clardy

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

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2614 Huberty

Relating to school district discretion to administer college preparation assessment instruments to public school students at state cost.


HB 2623 Allen/ Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to requiring school districts and certain facilities to assist students in making the transition back to school after certain prolonged placements outside of school.


HB 2722 Phillips/ Guillen

Relating to early voting by certain persons who have an employment hardship.

State Affairs

HB 2725 González, Mary

Relating to the composition of the board of directors of a stormwater control and recapture planning authority in certain counties.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2744 Hernandez

Relating to the creation of the Channelview Improvement District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2790 White/ Fallon

Relating to funding for certain apprenticeship training programs.


HB 2856 Villalba

Relating to names of domestic and foreign filing entities for transacting business in this state.

Business & Commerce

HB 2888 Romero, Jr./ Johnson, Jarvis/ Dutton/ Thierry/ White

Relating to an inmate's completion of classes or programs before being released on parole.

Criminal Justice

HB 2911 Lucio III

Relating to a reemployment program as a condition of community supervision for certain veterans who commit a misdemeanor offense.

Criminal Justice

HB 2937 Canales/ Lozano/ Longoria/ Guerra/ Lucio III

Relating to the establishment of a pilot program under which a licensed hospital may offer dual credit courses to public high school students.


HB 2994 Ashby/ Clardy/ Phillips/ Stephenson/ Blanco/ et al.

Relating to workforce continuing education offered by public junior colleges.

Higher Education

HB 3003 Kuempel

Relating to certain promotional activities by the holders of certain alcoholic beverage permits and licenses.

Business & Commerce

HB 3052 Herrero

Relating to an authorization agreement between a parent and a nonparent relative of the child.

Business & Commerce

HB 3066 Guillen

Relating to certain benefits and protections for service members of the Texas military forces ordered to state active duty or to state training and other duty.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security

HB 3085 Keough

Relating to a study by the Geo-Technology Research Institute on the monitoring, prevention, and removal of floating trash.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

HB 3147 White

Relating to the entitlement to expunction for certain persons who are arrested solely as a result of inaccurate identifying information.

Criminal Justice

HB 3252 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to certain contracting requirements for certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.


HB 3272 Wray

Relating to the suspension, revocation, or cancellation of a driver's license or personal identification certificate and to certain conduct constituting contempt of court that may result in the suspension or denial of a driver's license.


HB 3296 Klick

Relating to persons required to establish nursing peer review committees.

Health & Human Services

HB 3304 King, Ken/ Kacal

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer testing and screening.

Business & Commerce

HB 3433 Lambert/ Springer/ Bailes/ Clardy/ Darby/ et al.

Relating to the adoption by state agencies of rules affecting rural communities.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

HB 3442 Cook

Relating to the Fairfield Hospital District.

Health & Human Services

HB 3446 Davis, Yvonne

Relating to the administration of ad valorem taxes.


HB 3526 Howard

Relating to renaming the instructional materials allotment as the technology and instructional materials allotment and making associated technical changes.


HB 3533 Raymond

Relating to inspection procedures in certain long-term care facilities and the creation of a long-term care legislative oversight committee.

Health & Human Services

HB 3564 Klick

Relating to the office of the state long-term care ombudsman; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense.

Health & Human Services

HB 3574 Collier

Relating to the allocation of low income housing tax credits.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3669 Landgraf

Relating to the operations of the Ector County Hospital District.

Health & Human Services

HB 3697 Farrar

Relating to notice provided by an applicant to house inmates released on parole or to mandatory supervision.

Criminal Justice

HB 3705 White

Relating to local juvenile justice information systems.

Criminal Justice

HB 3706 Lucio III

Relating to certain alternative education programs designed to address workforce development needs for at-risk students.


HB 3767 Allen

Relating to annual reporting regarding the establishment of certain school district planning and decision-making committees.


HB 3845 Raymond

Relating to the insurance reporting program operated by the Title IV-D agency to enforce certain child support obligations.

State Affairs

HB 3887 Coleman

Relating to trauma training for public school personnel.


HB 3987 Larson/ Workman

Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

HB 4007 Kuempel

Relating to the licensing and regulation of health-related occupations transferred to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Business & Commerce

HB 4035 Flynn

Relating to eligibility and contributions for coverage under the state employee group benefits program and health benefit plans offered by certain university systems.

State Affairs

HB 4094 Klick

Relating to the access of criminal history record information by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services

HB 4104 Coleman

Relating to the county budget for certain court personnel.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 4117 Coleman/ Springer

Relating to the provision of telemental health services to prisoners confined in county jails, including the creation of the county jail telemental health fund, and to certain rules and procedures relating to the safety of those prisoners.

Criminal Justice

HB 4126 Herrero

Relating to signs required to be posted in licensed vehicle storage facilities.

Business & Commerce

HB 4127 Herrero

Relating to the inspection of towing companies and vehicle storage facilities by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Business & Commerce

HB 4271 Hernandez

Relating to the creation of the East Houston Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations

HCR 49 Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Designating July as Train Safety Awareness Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2017.


HCR 59 Bailes/ Isaac/ Lucio III/ Gonzales, Larry/ et al.

Urging Congress to pass a budget.

State Affairs

HCR 99 Anchia

Declaring Israel a major strategic ally of Texas.

State Affairs

HCR 101 Herrero/ Neave

Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.

State Affairs