Bills Referred Today for 3/14/2017



March 14, 2017

Committee referral on the following:

SB 1301 Creighton

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

Business & Commerce

SB 1302 Lucio

Relating to the authority of the Texas Military Department to purchase food and beverages.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security

SB 1303 Lucio

Relating to the establishment of school district policies regarding the marketing and commercial advertising of food products on school district property.


SB 1304 Perry

Relating to confidentiality, sharing, sealing, and destruction of juvenile records.

State Affairs

SB 1305 Nichols

Relating to the abolishment of the transportation infrastructure fund and the grant program using money from the fund.


SB 1306 Creighton/ Taylor, Larry

Relating to the enforcement of workers' compensation compliance and practice requirements.

Business & Commerce

SB 1307 Hall

Relating to the authority of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct to discipline judges.

State Affairs

SB 1308 Hall

Relating to the program to provide free or reduced-price meals to certain public school students.


SB 1309 Hall

Relating to state requirements for teacher training and student instruction regarding certain subjects in public schools.


SB 1310 Hall

Relating to elimination of the requirement that a school district establish a local school health advisory council.


SB 1311 Garcia/ Rodríguez

Relating to the creation of a Texas resident driver's permit, provisional Texas resident driver's permit, and Texas resident driver's instruction permit and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; creating an offense.


SB 1312 Miles

Relating to the deadline for adoption of desired future conditions in groundwater conservation districts.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

SB 1313 Rodríguez

Relating to the identification and assessment of defendants suspected of having mental illness or intellectual disability.

Criminal Justice

SB 1314 Rodríguez

Relating to the standards for substance abuse facilities and programs operated by juvenile probation departments.

Criminal Justice

SB 1315 Rodríguez

Relating to the duties of a personal bond pretrial release office.

Criminal Justice

SB 1316 Hall

Relating to staff development in suicide prevention for public school educators.


SB 1317 Uresti

Relating to the earliest day a school district may require a teacher to report for service and information regarding required teacher attendance on noninstructional days.


SB 1318 Taylor, Van

Relating to designation of mathematics innovation zones by the commissioner of education and to the establishment of pay for success programs to provide necessary funding.


SB 1319 Seliger

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities.

Criminal Justice

SB 1320 Huffman

Relating to establishing a protective order registry and the duties of courts in regard to the registry.

State Affairs

SB 1321 Hughes

Relating to the deposit and appropriation of revenue received or collected by the Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority.


SB 1322 Kolkhorst

Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of possession or promotion of child pornography; changing parole eligibility.

Criminal Justice

SB 1323 Zaffirini

Relating to the academic costs charged to resident undergraduate students by general academic teaching institutions and to certain reports regarding certain costs of those institutions.

Higher Education

SB 1324 Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the eligibility for and emergency suspension of a license relating to massage therapy.

Business & Commerce

SB 1325 Zaffirini

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

State Affairs

SB 1326 Zaffirini

Relating to procedures regarding criminal defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability.

Criminal Justice

SB 1327 Seliger

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


SB 1328 Taylor, Van

Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

Higher Education

SB 1329 Huffman

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

State Affairs

SB 1330 Seliger

Relating to funding for the operations of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

SB 1331 Hughes

Relating to the powers of the Texamericas Center.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1332 Rodríguez

Relating to the availability of certain dates of birth under the public information law.

Criminal Justice

SB 1333 Huffman

Relating to the reporting of attempted child abductions.

Criminal Justice

SB 1334 Hinojosa

Relating to the allocation categories for state funding of public transportation.


SB 1335 Hinojosa

Relating to the amount of a fine or cost imposed in a criminal case by a justice or municipal court and to the court's authority to order a defendant confined in jail for failure to pay a fine or cost or for contempt.

Criminal Justice

SB 1336 Hinojosa

Relating to the establishment by the commissioner of education of an advanced computer science program for high school students.


SB 1337 Hinojosa

Relating to charitable raffles conducted by certain professional sports team charitable foundations.

State Affairs

SB 1338 Whitmire

Relating to the pretrial release of a defendant and to funding for judicial continuing legal education.

Criminal Justice

SB 1339 Hinojosa

Relating to the licensing and practice of psychological associates.

Business & Commerce

SB 1340 Hughes

Relating to the eligibility of a criminal defendant for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.

Criminal Justice

SB 1341 Garcia/ Rodríguez

Relating to a change of name and sex for certain persons and the issuance of associated vital records and documentation; authorizing a fee.

State Affairs

SB 1342 Garcia

Relating to prohibited nonconsensual genital surgery on certain minors with intersex traits.

State Affairs

SB 1343 Hughes

Relating to the prosecution of criminal offenses regarding unauthorized recordings.

State Affairs

SB 1344 Taylor, Van

Relating to reporting on investments by certain public retirement systems.

State Affairs

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 1346 Watson

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

State Affairs

SB 1347 Watson

Relating to an expedited response by a governmental body to a request for public information.

Business & Commerce

SB 1348 Watson

Relating to the deposit and appropriation of revenue received or collected by the Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority.


SB 1349 Watson

Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles over real property, including the transfer of specific property from the Texas Department of Transportation.


SB 1350 Watson

Relating to the commitment of certain juveniles to local post-adjudication secure correctional facilities in certain counties and to the release under supervision of those juveniles.

Criminal Justice

Committee re-referral on the following:

SB 317 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.

Re-referred from State Affairs to Health & Human Services

SB 467 Lucio

Relating to a requirement for ballot propositions.

Re-referred from State Affairs to Intergovernmental Relations