Bills Referred Today for 4/19/2017



April 19, 2017

Committee referral on the following:

SB 2280 Buckingham

Relating to the name of the Burnet County Municipal Utility District No. 1.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 2281 Seliger

Relating to election of the board of directors of the Deaf Smith County Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 2282 Nichols

Relating to the dissolution of the Angelina County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3 and the territory of the Angelina County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2 Zerwas

Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.


HB 9 Capriglione/ Elkins/ Blanco/ et al.

Relating to cybercrime; creating criminal offenses.

Criminal Justice

HB 271 Miller/ Zerwas/ Sheffield/ Blanco/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

Health & Human Services

HB 284 Springer

Relating to authorization for certain health care facilities to secure residents with wheelchair self-release seat belts.

Health & Human Services

HB 394 Howard/ Workman/ Alonzo

Relating to the designation of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin as the state botanical garden and arboretum.


HB 630 Howard

Relating to the Internet broadcast and archiving of open meetings of the Health and Human Services Commission, health and human services agencies, and related advisory entities.

Business & Commerce

HB 678 Wu

Relating to the procedure for the entering of a plea or a stipulation of evidence by a child subject to a determinate sentence.

Criminal Justice

HB 846 Raney/ Shine/ Miller/ Roberts/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to the implementation of student financial assistance programs for veterans and their families.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security

HB 890 Geren/ Gutierrez/ Minjarez/ Holland/ Lambert

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

Business & Commerce

HB 915 Thompson, Ed/ Muñoz, Jr./ Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Bonnen, Greg/ et al.

Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

Business & Commerce

HB 1001 Israel/ Laubenberg

Relating to recording of minutes for a local canvassing authority.

State Affairs

HB 1177 Murr/ Wilson

Relating to the release on personal bond of a person arrested for an out-of-county offense under certain circumstances.

Criminal Justice

HB 1178 Kuempel/ Moody/ Zerwas/ Sheffield/ Holland

Relating to the punishment for burglary and theft of controlled substances.

Criminal Justice

HB 1346 Button/ Bonnen, Dennis/ Johnson, Eric

Relating to the date for prepayment of taxes on a dealer's heavy equipment inventory.


HB 1432 Vo

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

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1433 Vo

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

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1559 Frullo

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


HB 1612 Romero, Jr.

Relating to the authority of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to offer a civil penalty in lieu of suspending a permit or license.

Business & Commerce

HB 1619 Shine

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

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1697 Price/ Burkett/ Sheffield/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Longoria/ et al.

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

Health & Human Services

HB 1729 Neave/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Davis, Sarah/ Price/ Moody/ 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.

Criminal Justice

HB 2299 Thompson, Senfronia

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

Business & Commerce

HB 2379 Price/ Raymond/ Burkett/ Rose

Relating to the provision of legal services to the office of inspector general of the Health and Human Services Commission.

Health & Human Services