STATUS OF BILLS IN CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
May 26, 2023
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes, to increase the amount of an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district applicable to residence homesteads, to adjust the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in certain exemption amounts, and to except certain appropriations to pay for ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.
Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas water fund to assist in financing water projects in this state.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of funds to support the capital needs of educational programs offered by the Texas State Technical College System and certain component institutions of the Texas State University System and repealing the limitation on the allocation to the Texas State Technical College System and its campuses of the annual appropriation of certain constitutionally dedicated funding for public institutions of higher education.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas energy fund to support the construction, maintenance, modernization, and operation of electric generating facilities.
Relating to providing property tax relief through the public school finance system, exemptions, limitations on appraisals and taxes, and property tax administration.
Relating to the reliability of the ERCOT power grid.
Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to restricting certain sexually oriented performances on public property, on the premises of a commercial enterprise, or in the presence of a child; authorizing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the purpose of public institutions of higher education and the powers and duties of the governing boards of those institutions.
Relating to the tenure and employment of faculty members at certain public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the establishment of grant programs to provide financial assistance to qualified sheriff's offices, constable's offices, and prosecutor's offices in rural counties.
Relating to financial assistance provided and programs administered by the Texas Water Development Board.
Relating to prohibited governmental entity implementation or enforcement of a vaccine mandate, mask requirement, or private business or school closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Relating to supplemental appropriations and reductions in appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.
Relating to prohibiting the use of certain restraints, chemical irritants, or a Taser or similar device on certain public school students.
Relating to paid leave by certain state employees for the birth or adoption of a child.
Relating to access to certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices used in clinical trials by patients with severe chronic diseases.
Relating to the route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement; authorizing a fee.
Relating to powers and duties of navigation districts and the boards of trustees of municipal port facilities.
Relating to the procedures for an application for a writ of habeas corpus and the issuance of the writ.
Relating to the establishment and administration of Health and Human Services Commission programs providing mental health services to certain individuals in this state.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, the functions of the office of independent ombudsman for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, and the powers and duties of the office of inspector general of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
Relating to prohibiting the use of certain social media applications and services on devices owned or leased by state agencies.
Relating to certain oversight procedures of the state over county elections.
Relating to payment of costs related to the relocation of certain utility facilities for state highway projects.
Relating to funding mechanisms to support the construction and operation of electric facilities.
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the Texas University Fund, which provides funding to certain institutions of higher education to achieve national prominence as major research universities and drive the state economy.
Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the broadband infrastructure fund to expand high-speed broadband access and assist in the financing of connectivity projects.
General Appropriations Bill.
Relating to measures for ensuring public school safety, including the development of, implementation of, and funding for public school safety and security requirements and the provision of safety-related resources.
Relating to the regulation of the collection, use, processing, and treatment of consumers' personal data by certain business entities; imposing a civil penalty.
Relating to agreements authorizing a limitation on taxable value of certain property to provide for the creation of jobs and the generation of state and local tax revenue; authorizing a fee; authorizing penalties.
Relating to measures to address public safety threats in this state presented by transnational criminal activity, including by establishing a Texas Border Force, and to compensate persons affected by those threats; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.
Relating to the development and funding of broadband and telecommunications services.
Relating to the duration of services provided under Medicaid to women following a pregnancy.
Relating to the enforcement of criminal offenses by district attorneys, criminal district attorneys, and county attorneys.
Relating to the protection of minors from harmful, deceptive, or unfair trade practices in connection with the use of certain digital services and electronic devices, including the use and transfer of electronic devices to students by a public school.
Relating to access to certain law enforcement, corrections, and prosecutorial records under the public information law.
Relating to public education and public school finance, including the rights, certification, and compensation of public school educators, contributions by a public school to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and an education savings account program for certain children.
Relating to the requirements to access the online tracker of an application for a ballot to be voted by mail.
Relating to parental rights regarding a threat assessment of a student conducted by a public school's threat assessment and safe and supportive school team.
Relating to creating a temporary educator certification for certain military service members and first responders.
Relating to the creation of a workplace violence hotline and a requirement that employers post notice regarding the hotline.
Relating to preventative health care and public health, including prohibited immunization and face-covering requirements, private business or school closures, and the ordering and administration of immunizations by a pharmacist.
Relating to conduct constituting the criminal offense of illegal voting; increasing a criminal penalty.
Relating to pedestrian use of a sidewalk.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the functions of the independent organization certified for the ERCOT power region; increasing an administrative penalty.
Relating to the administration and investment of, and distribution and use of money from, certain constitutional and statutory funds to support general academic teaching institutions in achieving national prominence as major research universities and driving the state economy; redesignating the national research university fund as the Texas University Fund.
Relating to the applicability of the law governing the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.
Relating to the review date for certain governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.
Relating to rules regarding the provision by a health professional of a telemedicine medical service, teledentistry dental service, or telehealth service.
Relating to the Rural Veterinarian Incentive Program.
Relating to the form of a rendition statement or property report used to render property for ad valorem tax purposes.
Relating to the unlawful acquisition of certain weapons; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the persons authorized to administer an oath in this state.
Relating to teacher requirements for high quality prekindergarten programs.
Relating to the compensation and retirement benefits of certain elected state officials.
Relating to the export fee charged for the transfer of groundwater from a groundwater conservation district.
Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to certain connected data center projects from sales and use taxes.
Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections for noncommercial vehicles and the imposition of replacement fees.
Relating to the reporting of political contributions, including in-kind contributions, and expenditures made using a credit card.
Relating to posting and other requirements applicable to certain governmental bodies under the open meetings law.
Relating to the establishment and administration of the Texas Aerospace Research and Space Economy Consortium and the Texas Space Commission.
Relating to the discipline of judges by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and the legislature.
Relating to the operation and administration of and practices and procedures regarding proceedings in the judicial branch of state government, including the service of process and delivery of documents related to the proceedings, the administration of oaths, and the management of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission, and the composition of certain juvenile boards; establishing a civil penalty; increasing certain court costs; authorizing fees.
Relating to county regulation of subdivisions and approval of subdivision plans or plats.
Relating to municipal regulation of subdivisions and approval of subdivision plans or plats.
Relating to the repeal of a municipal civil service system for firefighters and police officers in certain municipalities.
Relating to the Texas Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs Grant Program.
Relating to the allocation of certain federal money provided under the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act.
Relating to organized crime, racketeering activities, and collection of unlawful debts; providing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.
Relating to increasing the minimum term of imprisonment and changing the eligibility for community supervision and parole for certain felony offenses in which a firearm is used or exhibited, to certain consequences on conviction of certain of those offenses, and to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of unlawful possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony.
Relating to Medicaid coverage and reimbursement for non-opioid treatments.
Relating to the creation of the Deer Creek Ranch Municipal Utility District No. 1 and the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 236; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.