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HB 5 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Family and Protective Services and the transfer of certain powers and duties from the Health and Human Services Commission. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
HB 8 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to cybersecurity for state agency information resources. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 18 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state contracts and other state financial and accounting issues, including the delivery of certain Medicaid medical transportation program services; authorizing a fee. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 20 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the review, oversight, and reporting of certain state agency contracts and the assessment of certain state agency projects. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 26 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Board of Behavior Analyst Examiners and the requirement to obtain a license to practice as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst; imposing fees; providing an administrative penalty; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 63 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to the operations of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas; authorizing a fee. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 89 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 110 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HB 114 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to zero-based budgeting for certain entities funded by this state and submission of a zero-based budget by and performance of a financial audit of an agency undergoing review by the Sunset Advisory Commission. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 234 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to wrongful exclusion of handgun license holders from property owned by or leased to a governmental entity and to certain offenses relating to the carrying of handguns on that property. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 237 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 258 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to a prohibition on the award of a state agency contract to a person in a state with laws allowing or requiring discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 279 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to the continuation of the women's health advisory committee. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 329 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary Relating to breast-feeding policies of state agency worksites. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 360 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to leave policy and procedures for state employees. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 443 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al. Relating to the places a public employer may provide for employees to express breast milk. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 451 85-0 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to waiver of immunity in certain employment discrimination actions in connection with a workers' compensation claim. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 476 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the preference given by state agencies for certain goods and services produced or offered by small businesses. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 494 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to a prohibition on state travel to a state with laws allowing or requiring discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 552 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to the regulation of occupations by this state. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 563 85-0 (2017) Author: Israel, Celia | et. al. Relating to whom certain violations of the law by a state or local governmental entity may be reported. House: Government Transparency & Operation Considered in Calendars
HB 568 85-0 (2017) Author: Israel, Celia Relating to authority for certain state employees to work flexible hours and to work from home or other authorized alternative work sites. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 578 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to certain leave policies for state employees. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 579 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to notice by a state agency regarding certain contracts for which the total value exceeds that of the initial contract. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 616 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 641 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the continuation of the Red River Boundary Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 642 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 646 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to food and beverages available from a vending machine located on property used by a state agency. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 665 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the requirement that contractors verify compliance with wage payment laws in contracts with public bodies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 742 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 751 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to state agency authority to establish child-care subsidy programs. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 769 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 770 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the purchase of iron, steel, and manufactured goods made in the United States for certain state, state-aided, and governmental entity construction projects. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 773 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al. Relating to information on projected changes in weather, water availability, and climate variability in strategic plans of certain state agencies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 779 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the abolishment of the Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Office in the office of the governor and the moving image industry incentive program. House: Economic & Small Business Development Withdrawn from schedule
HB 784 85-0 (2017) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to attorney general approval of a state agency action for a declaratory judgment against another state agency. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 787 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the security of the electric grid. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
HB 810 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Relating to the provision of certain investigational stem cell treatments to patients with certain severe chronic diseases or terminal illnesses and regulating the possession, use, and transfer of adult stem cells; creating a criminal offense. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 815 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Withdrawn from schedule
HB 823 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of the State Securities Board; authorizing fees. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 830 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to parental leave for certain state employees. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 864 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veterans liaison. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 876 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to a prohibition against certain forms of employment discrimination by state contractors; providing an administrative penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 919 85-0 (2017) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to workers' compensation insurance coverage for certain intrastate fire mutual aid system team members and regional incident management team members. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 959 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn | et. al. Relating to the financial abuse of elderly persons, including requiring financial institutions to report suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; providing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 1007 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1009 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to the regulation of firefighters and fire departments by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Corrected comm. report printed & distributed
HB 1032 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1048 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al. Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1051 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James Relating to comparisons of state budgets made by the Legislative Budget Board. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1055 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to a limitation on the amount of certain licensing fees charged by state agencies. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1082 85-0 (2017) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to the applicability to certain draft grant applications of the exception from disclosure under the public information law for agency memoranda. House: Government Transparency & Operation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1106 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the membership of the Texas Racing Commission. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1118 85-0 (2017) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al. Relating to the abolishment of the State Council on Competitive Government and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller. House: Government Transparency & Operation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1142 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1202 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to a study on the effectiveness of Operation Secure Texas. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1281 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and to goods and services purchased by governmental entities; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1292 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to the Texas Funeral Service Commission; authorizing fees. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1295 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the disclosure of interested parties by business entities contracting with governmental entities and state agencies; authorizing a civil penalty. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 1340 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the representation required for the membership of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1343 85-0 (2017) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Relating to public access to financial and tax rate information of certain special purpose districts. House: Special Purpose Districts Referred to Special Purpose Districts
HB 1359 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to monuments and memorials for Texas heroes and other persons and events of historical significance; creating criminal offenses. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1362 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt | et. al. Relating to state agency and local government regulation of the use of multi-occupancy private spaces. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1387 85-0 (2017) Author: Meyer, Morgan Relating to the membership, powers, and duties of the Sunset Advisory Commission. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1397 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Relating to the creation of the Joint Committee to Review the Sunset Advisory Commission. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1399 85-0 (2017) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the release of confidential physician-patient communications to the Texas Medical Board. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1406 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | 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. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1450 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary | et. al. Relating to designation of a governor's liaison for federally recognized Native American tribes. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1453 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to requiring state contractors and political subdivisions of this state to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify, and authorizing the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1467 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to reports on and purchase of information technology by state agencies. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1489 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to restricting salary increases and bonuses given to the administrative head of certain state agencies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1499 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for maintenance, renovation, and repair of certain state buildings. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1527 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: State Affairs Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1534 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1551 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state and certain recommendations regarding those laws, to criminal offenses previously compiled in statutes outside the Penal Code, to repealing certain of those offenses, and to conforming punishments for certain of those offenses to the penalty structure provided in the Penal Code; increasing the punishment for sabotage and sedition; imposing a civil penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1604 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to the requirements for and approval of a state agency's information security plan. House: Government Transparency & Operation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1605 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Information Resources regarding cybersecurity. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1610 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John | et. al. Relating to the disclosure of interested parties by business entities contracting with governmental entities or state agencies. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 1615 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a salary career ladder for certain state employees. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1644 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to transferring charge and control of a painting entitled "The Spirit of the Alamo Lives On." House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1685 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al. Relating to the authority of the General Land Office to sell retail electric power. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1695 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to training for governmental entities and vendors, including purchasing and contract management training; authorizing fees. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1712 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt | et. al. Relating to the abolishment of certain advisory committees and other state entities. House: Government Transparency & Operation Considered in Calendars
HB 1722 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to lobbying activities engaged in by state employees. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 1780 85-0 (2017) Author: Dale, Tony
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to requirements for membership in the reserve officer corps of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1802 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to a community outreach campaign to increase awareness of veterans benefits and services. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Received from the House
HB 1818 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1831 85-0 (2017) Author: Bernal, Diego | et. al. Relating to the Alamo complex account; making an appropriation. House: Appropriations Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1840 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to the requirement for a report by a state agency on the request for a study from an institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1841 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to the sunset review of the Legislative Budget Board and a study by the comptroller on the accuracy of fiscal notes prepared by the Legislative Budget Board. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1850 85-0 (2017) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to creation of a task force to study the effects of population growth on counties in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1851 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the reporting of certain state agency contract information and the posting of that information on the Internet. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Referred directly to s/c on Budget Transparency and Reform by chair
HB 1860 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to access to criminal history record information by the adjutant general. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1870 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis | et. al. Relating to nonemergency medical transportation, shipping logistics, and coordination services for state agencies. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1883 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to the disposition of certain state surplus or salvage data processing equipment. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1885 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to certain required reports prepared by state agencies and other governmental entities. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Referred directly to s/c on Budget Transparency and Reform by chair
HB 1889 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to an interim study conducted by the Department of Information Resources on opportunities and strategies to reduce the state's volume of paper transactions. House: Government Transparency & Operation Considered in Calendars
HB 1898 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to a study on state agency digital data storage and records management practices and associated state costs. House: Government Transparency & Operation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1901 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to creating a position of nonprofit agency services coordinator for the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1923 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the protection of religious beliefs and moral convictions regarding marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1924 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the availability of certain hotel occupancy tax information. House: Government Transparency & Operation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1931 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn Relating to the duties of the State Energy Conservation Office regarding advanced clean energy project grants and loans and the creation of an inclusion task force for the energy industry. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1932 85-0 (2017) Author: Rose, Toni Relating to compensation received by state employees working in certain high injury risk positions. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1936 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1943 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the review and oversight of state agency contracts. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Referred directly to s/c on Budget Transparency and Reform by chair
HB 1958 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 1979 85-0 (2017) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan and other related programs and measures to reduce emissions. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1981 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the consideration of criminal history record information of applicants for public employment or an occupational license. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2017 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to legislative review and approval of certain state agency rules. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2073 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to publication of notice requirements for certain governmental entities and representatives. House: Government Transparency & Operation Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2102 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the continuation and functions of the state bar. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2103 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the continuation and functions of the Board of Law Examiners. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2121 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to damages in certain contract claims against the state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2128 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John | et. al. Relating to adjudication of claims arising from certain written contracts with state agencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2153 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the eligibility for appointment as commissioner of insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2154 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to required training for veterans county service officers and assistant veterans county service officers. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2172 85-0 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al. Relating to the use of state money for high-speed rail operated by a private entity. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 2174 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the regulation of motor fuel quality and motor fuel metering devices; authorizing fees. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2175 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the persons authorized to submit a request for an attorney general opinion. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 2192 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to comprehensive information security assessments on state agency information resources and network systems and digital data storage and security. House: Government Transparency & Operation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2224 85-0 (2017) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to replacing "Confederate Heroes Day" with "Civil War Remembrance Day" as a state holiday. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HB 2233 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the composition of the Contract Advisory Team. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2234 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to interstate purchases of goods and services through the office of the comptroller of public accounts; authorizing a fee. House: Government Transparency & Operation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2305 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the operations, reports, records, communications, information technology, and notice procedures of state agencies. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Returned from the House for further action
HB 2352 85-0 (2017) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 2367 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the election of the state board of insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2379 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
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. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2383 85-0 (2017) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to outsourcing a service performed by the Health and Human Services Commission or a health and human services agency to a private commercial contractor. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2409 85-0 (2017) Author: Raney, John | et. al. Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 2417 85-0 (2017) Author: Frullo, John Relating to the composition of the Texas Historical Commission. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2446 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to a report on the consolidation of the health and human services system, including advisory committees within the system, and the re-creation of the Texas system of care framework. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2447 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to the composition of the statewide health coordinating council. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2463 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to requiring state agencies to develop written succession plans. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2493 85-0 (2017) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the qualifications of the board members of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2495 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas State Music Museum and Texas Music Foundation; authorizing fees. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2516 85-0 (2017) Author: Meyer, Morgan | et. al. Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous regulatory actions by state agencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2530 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to a reduction of amounts appropriated to the Texas Department of Transportation for a violation of provisions relating to public participation in the environmental review of transportation projects. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2534 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to certain real estate sales, brokerage, and advertising activities, certain functions of the Texas Real Estate Commission, and the authorization of a ground lease with the Texas Facilities Commission to construct or maintain a building. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2547 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners; authorizing a reduction in fees. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2561 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy and the regulation of certain prescription drugs, prescription drug prescribers and dispensers, and colleges of pharmacy; authorizing a reduction in fees. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2588 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2638 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the protection and use of intellectual property by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2652 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Relating to the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or tobacco products on property owned by or leased for a state agency. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2666 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the use of electronic payment methods for parking meters in the Capitol Complex. House: House Administration Left pending in committee
HB 2667 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the provision of telecommunications services through statewide technology centers. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 2678 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to a study on the creation of bilingual zones in certain areas of this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2715 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the composition and use of money in the oil and gas regulation and cleanup fund. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2731 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to state agency contracts with the United States Postal Service. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 2745 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the preparation of government growth impact statements for rules proposed by state agencies. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 2780 85-0 (2017) Author: Paddie, Chris | et. al. Relating to the purchase of iron and steel products made in the United States for certain governmental entity projects. House: State Affairs Companion considered in lieu of
HB 2808 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to preventing the commandeering of state resources by the federal government. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HB 2820 85-0 (2017) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Relating to establishing the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony Committee to recognize and honor peace officers who were killed in the line of duty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2870 85-0 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al. Relating to an exemption from certain state and local governmental fees for active duty members of the Texas National Guard and Texas State Guard. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2935 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to restrictions on employment of former members of the state legislature. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 2967 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners; authorizing a reduction in fees; providing penalties. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 2990 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Dental Examiners; imposing fees. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3004 85-0 (2017) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the dismissal of protests against certain decisions and actions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding wastewater discharge permits. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3006 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree | et. al. Relating to authorizing the provision of temporary secure storage for weapons at certain public buildings; authorizing fees. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3007 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to temporary secure storage of weapons at public buildings; authorizing a fee. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 3020 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John Relating to contracting and purchasing of certain governmental entities and development corporations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3058 85-0 (2017) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the new technology implementation grant program administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3107 85-0 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the production of public information under the public information law. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3132 85-0 (2017) Author: Hefner, Cole Relating to financial assistance paid to the survivors of certain law enforcement officers and employees killed in the line of duty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 3135 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe Relating to the authority of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct to discipline judges. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3177 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the delegation of matters to the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3199 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3203 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat | et. al. Relating to recordings of meetings of certain governmental bodies; creating offenses. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 3207 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; authorizing an increase in rates charged for the use of state aircraft to provide for the acquisition of replacement aircraft. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3210 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry 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. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3224 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann Relating to requiring dealers and investment advisers to report suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3239 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat | et. al. Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of bulletproof vests. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 3271 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the right of certain public officers to access public information, documents, records, and property. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 3274 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the designation of a chief innovation and technology officer for the Department of Information Resources. House: Government Transparency & Operation Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 3275 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the monitoring of major information resources projects by the Department of Information Resources. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/18
HB 3302 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3330 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of a legislative internship program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3335 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3346 85-0 (2017) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to the music, film, television, and multimedia production industry. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3362 85-0 (2017) Author: Biedermann, Kyle Relating to a hiring freeze of nonessential personnel employed by a state agency. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3377 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the abolition of the Texas 2036 Commission. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3383 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the repeal of the management-to-staff ratio requirement for state agencies. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3420 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the designation of the San Angelo State Supported Living Center as a forensic state supported living center. House: Human Services Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 3433 85-0 (2017) Author: Lambert, Stan | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to the adoption by state agencies of rules affecting rural communities. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3471 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to a sales tax refund for sales tax overpayments by certain oil or gas severance taxpayers. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3489 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to audits conducted by the Health and Human Services Commission's office of inspector general. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 3491 85-0 (2017) Author: Meyer, Morgan Relating to limitations on the use of a biometric identifier by a governmental body. House: Government Transparency & Operation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3520 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to state fiscal matters related to health and human services and state agencies administering health and human services programs. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3544 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe Relating to prohibited state contracts with vendors that perform elective abortions, destructive embryonic stem cell research, or human cloning or that conduct research on human fetal tissue. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3553 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to prohibited requests for or disclosures of information regarding certain child-care facility license holders' ownership, possession, use, or storage of a firearm or other weapon; creating a criminal offense. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3582 85-0 (2017) Author: Paddie, Chris
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Relating to agriculture, including the regulation of seed by a political subdivision and the abolition of certain entities associated with the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3596 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio 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. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3598 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the contract management guide for state agencies. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3608 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to government transparency and operations. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3628 85-0 (2017) Author: Biedermann, Kyle Relating to a hiring freeze of nonessential personnel employed by a state agency. Filed
HB 3659 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to state agency contracting. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 3671 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the requirement that state agencies notify the Department of Information Resources in the event of a breach of system security or unauthorized exposure of certain information. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3708 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to recordings of meetings of certain governmental bodies; creating offenses. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3717 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Tracy Relating to programs to provide incentives for conserving water in outdoor landscapes. House: Agriculture & Livestock Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3761 85-0 (2017) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Board of Criminal Justice to the City of Dallas. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3770 85-0 (2017) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to the creation of the Texas First Center to study and provide advice to the legislature on the effective use of state resources. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3797 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the regulation of call centers; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3810 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction over and management of the property known as the French Legation to the Texas Historical Commission and to certain historic sites under the commission's jurisdiction. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3823 85-0 (2017) Author: Biedermann, Kyle Relating to authorizing a vendor to provide certain consultation to a state agency regarding the agency's purchase of goods and services. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3844 85-0 (2017) Author: Rose, Toni Relating to the independent ombudsman for county jails. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3929 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the employment of certain persons with disabilities. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 3945 85-0 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to the membership of the Texas Funeral Service Commission. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3946 85-0 (2017) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Relating to the functions of the Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3950 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to motor vehicle accident reports. House: Transportation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3951 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the functions of the Texas Department of Transportation relating to aircraft owned or leased by the state; authorizing an increase in rates charged for the use of state aircraft to provide for the acquisition of replacement aircraft. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3952 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to suspension of the activities of the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3955 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the functions of the Texas Department of Transportation relating to transportation planning and projects. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3956 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3966 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the duties and continuation of the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 4053 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to the evidence of a good faith effort of a state agency to reach goals established for historically underutilized businesses. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4066 85-0 (2017) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to the right of certain elected public officers to information of certain governmental and public entities; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Meeting cancelled
HB 4069 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. 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. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 4073 85-0 (2017) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to outsourcing a service performed by the Health and Human Services Commission or a health and human services agency to a private commercial contractor. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4158 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to prohibited denial of a stay of proceedings for a contested case for which an interlocutory appeal has been filed. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 4245 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the required repeal or amendment of two state agency rules before adoption of a new state agency rule that increases costs to regulated persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4248 85-0 (2017) Author: Arévalo, Diana Relating to the authority of a state agency to impose continuing education requirements on an occupational license holder. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 4252 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the abolition of the Office of State-Federal Relations. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 4254 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to the hours per workweek implemented by the Department of Public Safety. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HCR 159 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 4102. Signed by the Governor
HJR 28 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing legislative action at any time during a regular session on a bill that extends the existence of an agency, commission, or advisory committee following legislative review. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 29 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the governor's appointments to state boards, commissions, or other governing bodies of state agencies to reflect the gender composition of this state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 47 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission and to mandate that there be such an agency. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 84 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 94 85-0 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 2552 85-0 (2017) Author: Paddie, Chris Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1289. Reported enrolled
HR 2573 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 533. Reported enrolled
HR 2614 85-0 (2017) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1731. Reported enrolled
SB 6 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to regulations and policies for entering or using a bathroom or changing facility; authorizing a civil penalty. Senate: State Affairs Received from the Senate
SB 12 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of bulletproof vests and body armor. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 23 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 24 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 26 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Landgraf, Brooks | et. al.
Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan and other related programs and measures to reduce emissions. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 29 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 56 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina
Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 58 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to notification requirements applicable to certain state contracts. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 59 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 73 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to leave policy and procedures for state employees. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 78 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four
Relating to the disposition of state surplus or salvage data processing equipment by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 79 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Capriglione, Giovanni
Relating to the production of public information available on a publicly accessible website. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 80 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Price, Four
Relating to certain required reports prepared by state agencies and other governmental entities. House: Appropriations
Senate: Business & Commerce
House passage as amended reported
SB 81 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Relating to the operations of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas; authorizing a trust company to charge the institute an investment fee. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 89 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 99 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the abolishment of the Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Office in the office of the governor and other incentives for media productions. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 115 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al.
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to the Internet broadcast of certain open meetings. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 116 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Racing Commission. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 119 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Lottery Commission. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 132 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Relating to the savings incentive program for state agencies. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 134 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 137 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to lobbying activities engaged in by state employees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 165 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 210 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the required repeal or amendment of two state agency rules before adoption of a new state agency rule that increases costs to regulated persons. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 244 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the abolishment of the moving image industry incentive program. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 252 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 254 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 255 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Simmons, Ron
Relating to contracts with and training for governmental entities and vendors, including purchasing and contract management training; authorizing fees. House: Appropriations
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 260 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Relating to the abolishment of the Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs and the Governor's Advisory Committee on Immigration and Refugees. House: State Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Referred to State Affairs
SB 261 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to the bulk purchase of information technology commodity items by the Department of Information Resources. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 262 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to certain purchasing by state agencies and local governments. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 272 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as part of the sunset review process. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 279 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the expression of breast milk in the Capitol and other public buildings. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 281 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to limitations on the use of a biometric identifier by a governmental body. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 289 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the preparation of government growth impact statements for rules proposed by state agencies. House: Appropriations
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Appropriations
SB 299 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Relating to the appointment of an associate commissioner for veterans services at the Health and Human Services Commission. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
SB 300 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 302 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the continuation and functions of the state bar. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 303 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Board of Law Examiners. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 304 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Peña
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners; authorizing a reduction in fees. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 306 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy; authorizing a reduction in fees. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 310 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 312 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; authorizing an increase in rates charged for the use of state aircraft to provide for the acquisition of replacement aircraft; creating a criminal offense. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
See remarks for effective date
SB 313 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Dental Examiners; imposing fees. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
SB 317 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
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. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
SB 319 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Peña
Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners; authorizing a reduction in fees; providing penalties. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 410 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the use of light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs in state buildings. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 416 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 428 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the waiver of state park, museum, and other state-operated facility entrance fees for persons with certain disabilities. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 432 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a report identifying each provision of state law that has been declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 461 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 497 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Wu, Gene
Relating to the creation of an office of data analytics in the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 498 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Neave, Victoria
Relating to the use of person first respectful language instead of the term "ward." House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Record vote
SB 515 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the right of certain public officers to access public information, documents, records, and property; creating criminal offenses. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 525 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to a review of state laws requiring an action or proceeding to be brought in Travis County or a Travis County court. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 526 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Relating to the abolishment of certain advisory committees and other state entities. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 532 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Relating to information collected about and purchases of information technology by governmental entities. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 533 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to governmental entity contracting and procurement. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 544 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to required training for veterans county service officers and assistant veterans county service officers. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 571 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to a salary career ladder for certain state employees. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 589 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Simmons, Ron | et. al.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts; requiring an occupational license; imposing fees. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
SB 591 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Blanco, César
Relating to a community outreach campaign to increase awareness of veterans benefits and services. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 623 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a public information Internet website. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 625 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Stephenson, Phil | et. al.
Relating to public access to financial and tax rate information of certain special purpose districts; imposing a civil penalty. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 651 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to discrimination by a state agency against an applicant for or holder of an occupational license. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 662 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the reporting of proceeds and property from asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 670 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four | et. al.
Relating to the appointment of the commissioners of the health and human services agencies by the governor. House: State Affairs
Senate: Nominations
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 706 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: Kacal, Kyle
Relating to the abolishment of the State Council on Competitive Government and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 736 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis
Relating to a report on the sale of retail electric power by the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 763 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Frullo, John
Relating to the composition of the Texas Historical Commission. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 765 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to providing the financial cost incurred by the Texas Education Agency as a result of providing educational services to persons who are not lawfully present in the United States. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 766 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to accounting for costs incurred by the health and human services system as a result of the presence in this state of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 768 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan, including the eligibility for grants for natural gas fueling stations under the Texas natural gas vehicle grant program. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 790 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al.
Sponsor: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Relating to the continuation of the women's health advisory committee. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 791 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the financial abuse of elderly persons, including requiring financial institutions to report suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; providing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 803 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Martinez, Armando
Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring certain researchers to make research papers available to the public. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 813 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Meyer, Morgan
Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous regulatory actions by state agencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 821 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the qualifications for membership on the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 835 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to state collaboration with federally recognized Indian tribes. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 855 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion facility or affiliate of the facility. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 859 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the membership of the Texas Racing Commission. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 893 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the protection of religious beliefs and moral convictions regarding marriage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 894 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn
Sponsor: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio | et. al.
Relating to auditing and verification of information under certain health and human services programs, including the collection of certain payments following an investigation. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 902 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to a prohibition on the adoption of certain library standards by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 939 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 977 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Ashby, Trent | et. al.
Relating to the use of state money for high-speed rail operated by a private entity. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 983 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the Texas Funeral Service Commission; authorizing fees. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1021 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Price, Four
Relating to reports on the consolidation and certain functions of the health and human services system, including advisory committees within the system, and the re-creation of the Texas system of care framework. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1046 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Relating to sources of funding for the Texas emissions reduction plan. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1050 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the sale of real property on which a state supported living center is located. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1055 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to assistance provided to employees of state agencies abolished under the Texas Sunset Act. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1086 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary
Relating to the availability of certain hotel occupancy tax information. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1111 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the employment of certain persons with disabilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1124 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the administrative attachment of the Texas Forensic Science Commission to the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1147 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the establishment of the Texas State Music Museum and Texas Music Foundation; authorizing fees. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Business & Commerce
Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1156 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the Alamo complex account; making an appropriation. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1180 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to financial assistance paid to the survivors of certain law enforcement officers and employees killed in the line of duty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1184 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to financial assistance paid to the survivors of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other public employees killed in the line of duty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1272 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to an annual proclamation related to hurricane preparedness. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1289 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris | et. al.
Relating to the purchase of iron and steel products made in the United States for certain governmental entity projects. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1300 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to the designation of the San Angelo State Supported Living Center as a forensic state supported living center. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1307 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the authority of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct to discipline judges. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1346 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to disclosure of state agency contract information regarding administrator services for group health benefit plans. House: Appropriations
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Appropriations
SB 1357 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the right of public officers to information of certain governmental entities; creating a criminal offense. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1358 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the sunset review of the Legislative Budget Board and a study by the comptroller on the accuracy of fiscal notes prepared by the Legislative Budget Board. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1359 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or tobacco products on property owned by or leased for a state agency. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1421 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1422 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Relating to the protection and use of intellectual property by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1446 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis
Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1470 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Information Resources regarding cybersecurity. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1547 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to access to criminal history record information by the adjutant general. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1565 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina
Relating to the procedure for ordering medical or dental services for certain persons admitted to or committed to care at certain state facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1626 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the authority of a state agency to impose continuing education requirements on an occupational license holder. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1647 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to participation of state agency employees in the review of the agency by the Sunset Advisory Commission. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1676 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Gutierrez, Roland
Relating to the veterans county service office. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1677 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to information about services for women veterans provided through certain state agency applications. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1679 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Gutierrez, Roland
Relating to the use of the fund for veterans' assistance to provide grants to support veterans county service offices. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1718 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to legislative review and approval of certain state agency rules. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1729 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al. Relating to the reporting and disposition of certain state-owned real property. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
SB 1731 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Meyer, Morgan
Relating to the repeal of laws governing certain state entities, including the functions of those entities, and to certain duties, responsibilities, and functions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on the abolishment of certain of those entities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
SB 1744 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the regulation of motor fuel quality and motor fuel metering devices. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1805 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the multiuse training and operations center facility. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1831 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Sponsor: Capriglione, Giovanni
Relating to an annual report on state programs not funded by appropriations. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1841 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the provision of telecommunications services through statewide technology centers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1875 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of certain agencies and the requirements applicable to, and the oversight of, those agencies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
No action taken in committee
SB 1910 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Capriglione, Giovanni
Relating to state agency information security plans, information technology employees, and online and mobile applications. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1947 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to adjudication of claims arising from certain written contracts with state agencies. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1950 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to damages in certain contract claims against the state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1975 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to establishing the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony Committee to recognize and honor peace officers who were killed in the line of duty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1992 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Isaac, Jason
Relating to the allocation of housing tax credits to developments within proximate geographical areas. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 2005 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction over and management of the property known as the French Legation to the Texas Historical Commission and to certain historic sites under the commission's jurisdiction. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 2021 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 2031 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to the inclusion of a student loan repayment benefit in a cafeteria plan administered for state employees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2038 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the composition of the Contract Advisory Team. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2062 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the membership of the Texas Funeral Service Commission. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2097 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the use of gold and silver coins and bullion. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2099 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to enforce requirements for the prevention of damage to interstate and intrastate underground facilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 2100 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to a study of the fees charged by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 2135 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to services provided to veterans who have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2136 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the establishment of a matching grant program for community development in certain municipalities and counties. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 2178 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to judicial review of certain regulations that apply to state licensees. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 2208 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the transfer of the regulation of property tax professionals from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to the comptroller of public accounts; providing civil and administrative penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2212 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Relating to certain real estate sales, brokerage, and advertising activities, certain functions of the Texas Real Estate Commission. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 2217 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to state fiscal matters. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2233 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to contracting and purchasing of certain governmental entities and development corporations. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2236 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the independent ombudsman for county jails. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SCR 58 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 312. Signed by the Governor
SJR 7 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 32 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SR 911 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 533. Reported enrolled
SR 918 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 1289. Reported enrolled
SR 939 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 1731. Reported enrolled
HB 1 85-1 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry | et. al. Relating to avoiding the abolishment of certain agencies subject to the Texas Sunset Act on September 1, 2017. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 14 85-1 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 18 85-1 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to conflicts of interest of members of state agency governing boards and governing officers; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 31 85-1 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state contracts and other state financial and accounting issues; providing a civil penalty. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 110 85-1 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 118 85-1 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe Relating to the appropriation of certain tax proceeds for the repair, restoration, and permanent dry berthing of the Battleship "Texas." House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 134 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and to goods and services purchased by governmental entities; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 146 85-1 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 163 85-1 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider. Filed
HB 256 85-1 (2017) Author: Bernal, Diego | et. al. Relating to the Legislative Budget Board's report on equalized funding elements under the public school finance system. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 271 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to restrictions on employment of former members of the state legislature. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 278 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the preference given by state agencies for certain goods and services produced or offered by small businesses. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 297 85-1 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the creation of the Joint Committee to Review the Sunset Advisory Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 318 85-1 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to the sunset review of the Legislative Budget Board. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 319 85-1 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for the repair, restoration, and permanent dry berthing of the Battleship "Texas." House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 336 85-1 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to authorizing the provision of temporary secure storage for weapons at certain public buildings; authorizing fees. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 347 85-1 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to government transparency and operations. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 356 85-1 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to monuments and memorials for Texas heroes and other persons and events of historical significance; creating criminal offenses. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
SB 20 85-1 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Relating to avoiding the abolishment of certain agencies subject to the Texas Sunset Act. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 28 85-1 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to certain governmental entities subject to the sunset review process. Senate: Business & Commerce Received from the Senate
SB 38 85-1 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense. Filed
SB 57 85-1 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of certain open meetings. Filed
SB 60 85-1 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Relating to the repeal of certain riders for the Texas Medical Board and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists from the General Appropriations Act that are contingent upon the approval of certain Acts continuing those agencies during the 85th Regular Session. House: Appropriations
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 65 85-1 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to regulations and policies for entering or using a bathroom or changing facility in buildings operated by certain governmental entities and public schools; authorizing a civil penalty. Filed
SB 112 85-1 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the removal, relocation, or alteration of certain monuments or memorials located on public property. Filed
SB 121 85-1 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company engaged in planning, constructing, or maintaining the border wall between the United States and Mexico. Filed
SJR 11 85-1 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting state or local funds from being used for the administration of labor organizations. Filed
HB 5 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 15 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the management and oversight of state contracts, including contracts for information technology commodity items. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Finance
House adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 40 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of this state to regulate oil and gas operations in this state and the express preemption of local regulation of those operations. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 63 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary | et. al. Relating to state collaboration with federally recognized Indian tribes. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 88 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 120 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the purchase of food and beverages by the Texas Division of Emergency Management for certain division personnel. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 137 84-0 (2015) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Relating to grants of appropriated money to certain peace officer organizations. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 183 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al. Relating to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 188 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Relating to the composition, duties, and continuation of the human trafficking prevention task force. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 190 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 194 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to creating a recognition day in honor of Gold Star Mothers. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 224 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 229 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the disposition of certain surplus motor vehicles and other law enforcement equipment by the Texas Facilities Commission. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 232 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 237 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 249 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the reporting of proceeds and property forfeited under criminal asset forfeiture proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 251 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to a study and report on the feasibility of authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas or another state regulatory agency to process certain federal oil and gas drilling permit applications. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 309 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to a study on the feasibility and potential costs and benefits of implementing a pay-for-performance contract program for certain juvenile justice programs and services. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 334 84-0 (2015) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to a defense to prosecution of the offense of Medicaid fraud. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 412 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the prohibition against employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation by state contractors; providing an administrative penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 417 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to information regarding the storage of certain hazardous chemicals; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 426 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the acceptance of employment applications through the online system for listing state agency employment openings maintained by the Texas Workforce Commission. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 443 84-0 (2015) Author: Gonzales, Larry | et. al. Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as part of the sunset review process. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 450 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 459 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to zero-based budgeting for certain entities funded by this state and submission of a zero-based budget by and performance of a financial audit of an agency undergoing review by the Sunset Advisory Commission. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 470 84-0 (2015) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the preference given by state agencies for certain goods and services produced or offered by small businesses. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 473 84-0 (2015) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to a prohibition on the sale or transfer of certain law enforcement vehicles before removal of certain equipment and insignia. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 483 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 529 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the composition of the Texas Transportation Commission and the selection of members of that commission. House: Transportation Withdrawn from schedule
HB 546 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to a prohibition on state contracting for goods produced through forced labor; providing penalties. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 548 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al. Relating to the consideration of criminal history record information regarding applicants for state employment. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 550 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four | et. al. Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 582 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to a prohibition against certain forms of employment discrimination by state contractors; providing an administrative penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 600 84-0 (2015) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to child protective services and employees of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 615 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to authorizing the sale of certain real property held by the Health and Human Services Commission to the City of Rusk. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 630 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to requiring state contractors and governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-Verify, and authorizing the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 631 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the impersonation of a state agency website or an associated website; providing a criminal penalty. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 649 84-0 (2015) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the disclosure to a state agency of certain information used or considered in the performance of a contract or agreement with the agency. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 659 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to the waiver of state park, museum, and other state-operated facility entrance fees for persons with certain disabilities. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 689 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al. Relating to required workers' compensation insurance coverage for building and construction contractors. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 715 84-0 (2015) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to the disposition of certain surplus property by the Department of Public Safety to certain local governments. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 754 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 758 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the coordination and provision of certain health services to veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 776 84-0 (2015) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the creation of a public integrity unit in the office of the attorney general to prosecute offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, and offenses involving insurance fraud or the imposition of the motor fuels tax. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 786 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the right of a public employee to express breast milk in the workplace. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 787 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and strategic planning regarding military bases and defense installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 808 84-0 (2015) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the establishment of a statewide task force to address sexual assault occurring on the campuses of public and private institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 852 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to study and make recommendations regarding the storage of biometric identifiers. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 855 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to the compatibility of state agency websites with certain devices and Internet browsers. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 881 84-0 (2015) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to outsourcing a service performed by a health and human services agency to a private commercial contractor. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 882 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the director and assistant director of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Left pending in committee
HB 889 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 906 84-0 (2015) Author: Paddie, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the qualifications for appointment as a veterans county service officer. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 908 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and duties of the Red River Boundary Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 911 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to the composition of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 912 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the dismissal of protests against certain decisions and actions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding wastewater discharge permits. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 940 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, offenses involving insurance fraud, and offenses involving motor fuels tax. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 942 84-0 (2015) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the storage of certain hazardous chemicals; transferring enforcement of certain reporting requirements, including the imposition of criminal, civil, and administrative penalties, from the Department of State Health Services to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; reenacting a criminal offense. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
See remarks for effective date
HB 986 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the creation of a chief innovation officer position for the Legislative Budget Board. House: Government Transparency & Operation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1006 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1007 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the purchase of iron, steel, and manufactured goods made in the United States for certain state, state-aided, and governmental entity construction projects. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1021 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1027 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four Relating to state agency contracting. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1092 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to an annual report of residential electric customer complaints. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1106 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1113 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to the standard of review for a determination of standing in a contested case hearing conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 1124 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to adjudication of claims arising from written contracts with state agencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1126 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the qualifications for incentives for the film, television, and multimedia production industries. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 1137 84-0 (2015) Author: Israel, Celia Relating to whom certain violations of the law by a state or local governmental entity may be reported. House: Government Transparency & Operation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1216 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as part of the sunset review process. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1242 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to replacing "Confederate Heroes Day" with "Civil War Remembrance Day" as a state holiday. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 1247 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne | et. al. Relating to presumptions in contested case hearings regarding certain environmental permit applications. House: Environmental Regulation Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 1255 84-0 (2015) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Texas Facilities Commission to manage a construction project at the site of the G. J. Sutton State Office Complex in Bexar County. House: Government Transparency & Operation Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 1278 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to financial assistance paid to the survivors of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other public employees killed in the line of duty. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1294 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts or subcontracts with governmental entities. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1295 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the disclosure of research, research sponsors, and interested parties by persons contracting with governmental entities and state agencies. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1340 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to the placement of certain occupational specialty codes on certain notices of state agency employment openings. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1371 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the creation of an independent ombudsman for children and youth in foster care. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HB 1419 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1426 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al. Relating to certain requirements applicable to contracts entered into by, and the contract management process of, state agencies. House: Government Transparency & Operation Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1427 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to a review of state laws requiring an action or proceeding to be brought in Travis County or a Travis County court. House: General Investigating & Ethics Considered in Calendars
HB 1443 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the Texas Identification Number system. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 1457 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veterans liaison. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
HB 1521 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to state agency authority to establish child-care subsidy programs. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1543 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Relating to the creation of the Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs in the office of the governor. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1549 84-0 (2015) Author: McClendon, Ruth
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to nonsubstantive corrections in statutes to references to the Texas Youth Commission and Texas Juvenile Probation Commission. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1582 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David Relating to the disclosure of all compensation paid to current or former elected officers. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 1592 84-0 (2015) Author: Frank, James | et. al. Relating to certain comparisons of state budgets made by the Legislative Budget Board. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1602 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert Relating to the establishment of the Texas Commission on Immigration and Migration and a migrant worker visa pilot project. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1606 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, including assumption of the duties of the Texas Skill Standards Board. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1630 84-0 (2015) Author: Romero, Ramon
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to certain limitations on settlement agreements with a governmental unit. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Returned from the House for further action
HB 1654 84-0 (2015) Author: White, Molly | et. al. Relating to public agreements or contracts related to United Nations Agenda 21. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1678 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1679 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the continuation of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1719 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to the eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits of a state military forces member on release from training or duty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 1751 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David Relating to the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HB 1764 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to public information in the possession, custody, or control of a current or former officer or employee of a governmental body; creating a criminal offense. House: Government Transparency & Operation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1799 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1823 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1832 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the requirements for and confidentiality of state agency continuity of operations plans. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1839 84-0 (2015) Author: Israel, Celia | et. al. Relating to authority for certain state employees to work flexible hours and to work from home or other authorized alternative work sites. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1849 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Relating to occupational licenses for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HB 1871 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the duty of the comptroller to report sales and use tax information to certain taxing entities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 1890 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the development and implementation of a statewide strategy for legacy system modernization. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1898 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to state government worksite breast-feeding policies. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1911 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to regulation of discrimination by political subdivisions and certain state agencies. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1912 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to employment of a statewide data coordinator in the Department of Information Resources. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1925 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the transfer of the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program to the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1983 84-0 (2015) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to limitations on the capture or possession of a biometric identifier by a governmental body. House: Government Transparency & Operation No action taken in committee
HB 1989 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller of public accounts. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1991 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to qualifying projects for public-private partnerships. House: Economic & Small Business Development Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1999 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the recommendations made by the Sunset Advisory Commission regarding state agencies reviewed under the Texas Sunset Act. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2000 84-0 (2015) Author: Gutierrez, Roland
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the purchase of certain commodity items by an entity other than a state agency. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2023 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the appointment of a forensic director responsible for statewide coordination and oversight of forensic mental health services overseen by the Department of State Health Services. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2024 84-0 (2015) Author: Gonzales, Larry | et. al. Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of certain agencies and to the requirements applicable to, and the oversight of, those agencies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2049 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to indemnification and duties of engineers and architects under certain governmental contracts. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2062 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to false claims against the state and actions by the state and private persons to prosecute those claims; providing a civil penalty. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2093 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to a study on the cost of a moratorium on administering certain assessment instruments. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2123 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to participation of the state military forces in the state group benefits program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 2141 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Relating to the coordinating workgroups of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2154 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the functions and operation of the State Office of Administrative Hearings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 2175 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to the operation of the Texas Department of Insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2197 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to fingerprinting requirements for occupational licenses. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 2203 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Relating to the creation of the Joint Committee to Review the Sunset Advisory Commission. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2206 84-0 (2015) Author: Crownover, Myra
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the transfer of the oversight of the Texas State Cemetery to the State Preservation Board and to the creation of the State Cemetery preservation trust fund. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2266 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to the membership of the State Board of Dental Examiners. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2273 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to a contract or other agreement between certain governmental entities and a credit services organization or credit access business. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 2277 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the disposition of certain surplus property by the Department of Public Safety. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2289 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to the security of the electric grid. House: State Affairs Reported favorably as substituted
HB 2304 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2316 84-0 (2015) Author: Márquez, Marisa | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the authority of the asset management division of the General Land Office to sell real property to a federally recognized Indian tribe. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Considered in public hearing
HB 2332 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Doug
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Relating to the naming by the Texas Historical Commission of certain areas without historical value that are on historic sites. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2334 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the deposit of certain fees and penalties from programs administered by the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 2352 84-0 (2015) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to prohibiting smoking tobacco on the grounds of the Capitol Complex and in certain state buildings; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2362 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert Relating to the inclusion of a draft impact analysis in the notice of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2368 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the availability of state agency contracting information on the comptroller's Internet website. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 2375 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to liability of a governmental unit for personal injury and death caused by the governmental unit's negligence. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2376 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the creation and administration of a disaster recovery fund. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 2446 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to a study and report on online law schools and on the licensing of attorneys who obtain degrees through online or correspondence law schools or who become licensed through other nontraditional methods. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2475 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the establishment of the center for alternative finance and procurement within the Texas Facilities Commission and to public and private partnerships; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2484 84-0 (2015) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to the issuance of occupational licenses to certain out-of-state applicants. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2493 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of the State Securities Board; authorizing fees. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2571 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to information on projected changes in weather, water availability, and climate variability in strategic plans of certain state agencies. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 2575 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to increasing awareness of the danger of leaving a child in a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2613 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the suspension of occupational and driver's licenses issued to persons who fail to pay an administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Funeral Service Commission. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2627 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to creation of a task force to study the effects of population growth on counties in this state. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2633 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the release of a motor vehicle accident report. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2636 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to rest breaks for employees of certain contractors with a governmental entity; providing an administrative penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2643 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to parental leave for certain state employees. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2678 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the establishment of an online information and application system for state and local incentives for economic development purposes. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 2690 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the prevention of overdose deaths by providing a defense for prosecution for certain offenses involving the delivery or possession of controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for certain persons who seek medical attention for a suspected opioid overdose, and the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2703 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Board of Behavior Analyst Examiners and the requirement to obtain a license to practice as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst; imposing fees; providing an administrative penalty. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 2707 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the abolishment of the Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Office in the office of the governor and the moving image industry incentive program. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 2729 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will Relating to the moving image industry incentive program. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 2761 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the awarding of certain contracts of the Veterans' Land Board to veteran-owned businesses. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2780 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the parking and movement of vehicles in the Capitol Complex. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HB 2807 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the management and oversight of state contracts, including contracts for information technology commodity items. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 2824 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to food and beverages available from a vending machine located on property owned or leased by the state. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2836 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Relating to longevity pay for certain state employees. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2842 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for maintenance, renovation, and repair of certain state buildings. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2870 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the regulation of firefighters and fire departments by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 2901 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the filing of a complaint with the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2919 84-0 (2015) Author: Raney, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Relating to an energy efficiency pilot program for state-owned buildings operated by the Texas Facilities Commission. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
HB 2965 84-0 (2015) Author: Gonzales, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to administrative support positions with the Texas Military Department. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 2967 84-0 (2015) Author: Frullo, John Relating to collection and use of certain information reported to and by the Texas Department of Insurance and certain approval authority and hearings held in connection with reported information. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2973 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the establishment of the contract management division of the Legislative Budget Board. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2975 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to speed limits; amending provisions subject to a general criminal penalty. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Transportation
HB 2995 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to overtime pay for certain information technology state employees. House: Government Transparency & Operation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2996 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference. House: Economic & Small Business Development Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3010 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3014 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the administration of "pay for success" contracts for state agencies. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3021 84-0 (2015) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" Relating to the establishment of a tactical training center in Hidalgo County by the Department of Public Safety. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3069 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the authority and obligations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Public Utility Commission of Texas to comply with and implement a Clean Power Plan. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3071 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the notification and reporting duties of a state governmental entity with public retirement system investment holdings in Sudan or Iran. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 3112 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to a report to the Legislative Budget Board on the border security functions of certain state agencies. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 3123 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3158 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John Relating to legislative approval of state agency rules that take effect during the two years preceding a regular legislative session. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3241 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four | et. al. Relating to state agency contracting; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3248 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to state agency procedures and policies to protect and properly destroy certain information that identifies an individual. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3275 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to prohibited denial of a stay of proceedings for a contested case for which an interlocutory appeal has been filed. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3279 84-0 (2015) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the authority and duties of the office of inspector general of the Health and Human Services Commission. House: General Investigating & Ethics Recommitted to committee
HB 3288 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to regulation of congestion charges in the electricity market. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3294 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Commission. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 3304 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for tangible personal property sold to or used by certain state data center services providers. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3337 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to training and education for state agency administrators and employees. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3345 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to state contracting and management, and the establishment of a centralized purchasing, vendor management, contract audit and transparency system for state agencies. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 3361 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to state agency contracts for information technology commodity items and services. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3385 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the regulation of call centers; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3429 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to the establishment of an unmanned aircraft program in the office of the governor. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3438 84-0 (2015) Author: Riddle, Debbie
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the transfer of surplus or salvage state agency property. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3439 84-0 (2015) Author: Riddle, Debbie
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the donation of property from a state agency to an assistance organization or a local governmental entity. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3443 84-0 (2015) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to a written policy of certain state agencies on the collection and possible sale of an individual's personal information. House: Government Transparency & Operation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3462 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the creation of regional emergency communication districts; authorizing a fee. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3518 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks | et. al. Relating to alternative fuel fleets of certain governmental entities, including funding for motor vehicles, infrastructure, and equipment. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3536 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the appointment of the commissioners of certain financial regulatory agencies by the Finance Commission of Texas. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3543 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the establishment of the Public Integrity Prosecutions Committee and the Office of Public Integrity Prosecutions for the prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, offenses involving insurance fraud, and offenses involving motor fuels tax and to the appointment of committee members and the appointment and compensation of the prosecutor. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 3549 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the review, approval, and monitoring of and reporting on state agency contracts. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3551 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the authorization of health care providers charging a fee for the production of records associated with applications for certain assistance benefits programs. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 3557 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the reporting of the seizure and forfeiture of contraband. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3569 84-0 (2015) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3601 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the payment of interest by state agencies. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3602 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the religious freedom of a conscientious objector to act or fail to act with respect to certain issues of marriage, sexual relations, and gender. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3652 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the workers' compensation death benefits paid to the beneficiaries of certain state service members killed in the line of duty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3662 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous regulatory actions by state agencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 3687 84-0 (2015) Author: Frank, James Relating to design-build procedures for civil works projects. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3705 84-0 (2015) Author: Meyer, Morgan Relating to the membership, powers, and duties of the Sunset Advisory Commission. House: Government Transparency & Operation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3707 84-0 (2015) Author: Gonzales, Larry
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to cloud computing services. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3718 84-0 (2015) Author: Spitzer, Stuart | et. al. Relating to the possible use of certain state-owned land for border security. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3736 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to conflicts of interest by members of state agency governing boards and governing officers and the contents and amendment of financial statements filed by certain persons; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3750 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to interim studies on real property owned by the state. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 3771 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to a study on the effectiveness of Operation Strong Safety. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 3775 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to restrictions on employment of former members of the state legislature. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 3794 84-0 (2015) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the availability of information regarding the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use certain public transportation services. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3819 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the appeal of certain determinations by the Texas Historical Commission regarding the content of historical markers. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 3882 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to savings of costs or reduction of state liability in the operation of various state programs. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3917 84-0 (2015) Author: Klick, Stephanie | et. al. Relating to the recoupment of payments on certain provider claims made under the Medicaid program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3987 84-0 (2015) Author: Farney, Marsha | et. al.
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
Relating to programs in public schools designed to facilitate planning and saving for higher education and facilitate personal financial literacy instruction. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 4043 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the establishment of an unmanned ground vehicle pilot program at the Capitol Complex to employ veterans with a service-connected disability. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4085 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the declaration of a state of disaster and certain state operations in a disaster. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Withdrawn from schedule
HB 4089 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to a pilot project for complaints filed with certain state boards or agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4111 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the release of certain child fatality and near fatality information for abused or neglected children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Reported favorably as substituted
HJR 69 84-0 (2015) Author: Riddle, Debbie Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the attorney general to prosecute offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, and offenses involving insurance fraud or the imposition of the motor fuels tax. Filed
HJR 76 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 110 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing a state mandate imposed on a county to have effect only if the state provides for payment to the county of the cost of the mandate. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HR 3372 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 483. Reported enrolled
HR 3425 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3123. Reason for vote recorded in Journal
HR 3488 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1295. Reported enrolled
SB 10 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Point of order sustained
SB 12 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Landgraf, Brooks | et. al.
Relating to alternative fuel fleets of certain governmental entities, including funding for motor vehicles, infrastructure, and equipment. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 20 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four | et. al.
Relating to state agency contracting. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 26 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to state government worksite breast-feeding policies. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 34 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Relating to a report concerning information security for this state's information resources. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 35 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina
Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 53 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Appropriations
SB 77 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 87 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 136 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as part of the sunset review process. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 154 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to rest breaks for employees of certain contractors with a governmental entity; providing an administrative penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 155 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to required workers' compensation insurance coverage for building and construction contractors. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 187 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to a defense to prosecution of the offense of Medicaid fraud. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 191 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to a prohibition on ownership, control, or management of the Alamo complex by a foreign entity. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 195 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Crownover, Myra
Relating to prescriptions for certain controlled substances, access to information about those prescriptions, and the duties of prescribers and other entities registered with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration; authorizing fees. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
SB 200 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
SB 207 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry | et. al.
Relating to the authority and duties of the office of inspector general of the Health and Human Services Commission. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 208 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Commission. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
See remarks for effective date
SB 209 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, including assumption of the duties of the Texas Skill Standards Board. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 210 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al. Relating to the continuation of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 211 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 212 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the Texas Workforce Commission. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 216 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al. Relating to the functions and operation of the State Office of Administrative Hearings. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 217 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of certain agencies and to the requirements applicable to, and the oversight of, those agencies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Referred to State Affairs
SB 218 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 219 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four | et. al.
Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 230 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 238 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the use of a wireless communication device by a state officer or employee while operating a motor vehicle. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 273 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to certain offenses relating to carrying concealed handguns on property owned or leased by a governmental entity; providing a civil penalty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 277 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Sheffield, J. D.
Relating to certain health-related and other task forces and advisory committees. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
SB 289 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Relating to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 306 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Peña
Relating to the information included in the annual report of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 350 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the duties of the General Land Office and other state agencies with regard to the accounting for and management of real property owned by the state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 353 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to state agency contracting. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 357 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the adoption of a training manual and code of conduct for members of the State Board of Dental Examiners. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 364 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Racing Commission and the transfer of its powers and duties to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation; providing penalties; authorizing fees. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 374 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Dale, Tony
Relating to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 389 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Blanco, César
Relating to the placement of military occupational specialty codes on certain notices of state agency employment openings. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 401 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 436 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the amount of financial assistance paid to the survivors of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other public employees killed in the line of duty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 445 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to public agreements or contracts related to United Nations Agenda 21. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 447 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al. Relating to designating English as the official language of this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 459 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Relating to the creation of the Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs in the office of the governor. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 472 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veteran's liaison. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
SB 508 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to the employment of veterans by a public entity or public work of this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 524 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al. Relating to a review of state laws requiring an action or proceeding to be brought in Travis County or a Travis County court. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 528 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the storage of certain hazardous chemicals; transferring enforcement of certain reporting requirements, including the imposition of criminal, civil, and administrative penalties, from the Department of State Health Services to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 533 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the parking and movement of vehicles in the Capitol Complex. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 543 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state contracts and other state financial and accounting issues; authorizing fees. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 554 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as part of the sunset review process. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 598 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to improvements on private property for public private partnerships. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 607 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol
Relating to the Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 628 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to limitations on the capture or possession of a biometric identifier by a governmental body. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 650 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to audits of the music, film, television, and multimedia fund. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 657 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the appointment of the commissioners of certain financial regulatory agencies by the Finance Commission of Texas. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Investments & Financial Services
SB 668 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the adoption of a training manual for certain state officers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 670 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the Texas Identification Number system. Senate: Business & Commerce Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 672 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to restrictions on the sale by a state agency of information that identifies an individual. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 677 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to the savings incentive program for state agencies. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Appropriations
SB 688 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 705 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the review of and notifications regarding certain state contracts. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 784 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Frullo, John
Relating to collection and use of certain information reported to and by the Texas Department of Insurance and certain approval authority and hearings held in connection with reported information. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 805 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Raney, John | et. al.
Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 830 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the creation of an independent ombudsman for children and youth in foster care. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 832 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Relating to the coordinating workgroups of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 852 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the disclosure of interested parties by persons contracting with governmental entities and state agencies. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 856 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 870 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to replacing "Confederate Heroes Day" with "Civil War Remembrance Day" as a state holiday. Senate: Administration Co-author authorized
SB 913 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 920 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the director of the Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Office. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 940 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to the notification duties of a state governmental entity with public retirement system investment holdings in Sudan or Iran. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 941 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the standard of review for a determination of standing in a contested case hearing conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 949 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the release of certain child fatality and near-fatality information for abused or neglected children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 958 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the authority of the Texas Facilities Commission to manage a construction project at the site of the G. J. Sutton State Office Complex in Bexar County. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 989 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1032 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Israel, Celia
Relating to authority for certain state employees to work flexible hours and to work from home or other authorized alternative work sites. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1037 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to law enforcement training programs and policies on using appropriate nonlethal force and nonviolent restraint; changing the education requirements for licensure as a peace officer. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1038 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a study by the General Land Office regarding the feasibility of creating a mechanism by which a governmental entity could acquire small parcels of real property in an area and convey them to a developer in order to ensure the property is developed in compliance with model subdivision rules. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1052 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1053 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the management of state contracts, including the establishment of the contract management division of the Legislative Budget Board. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1054 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1064 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the use by the state or an agency or political subdivision of the state of a same-sex marriage license or similar document for the limited purpose of verifying a person's identity. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1087 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the definition of, custody of, and access to public information; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1105 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to fire inspections by the state fire marshal for state-owned and state-leased buildings. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1108 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe
Relating to the creation of regional emergency communication districts; authorizing a fee. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1151 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to consultation with public employees concerning employment matters. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1161 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Relating to certain purchasing methods by state agencies and local governments. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1165 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the express preemption of regulation of oil and gas operations and the exclusive jurisdiction of those operations by the state. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Companion document considered in lieu of
SB 1188 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Martinez, Armando
Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring certain researchers to make research papers available to the public. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1208 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the disclosure of personal information contained in motor vehicle records; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1209 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the privacy of certain personal information held by health and human services agencies. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1213 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to prohibiting the reidentification of certain deidentified information and the release of reidentified information; creating a criminal offense; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1251 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the Texas Funeral Service Commission; authorizing fees; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1277 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to training and education for state agency administrators and employees. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1289 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the continuation and duties of the Red River Boundary Commission. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1298 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the selection of the presiding officer of, voting requirements for action by, and purpose of the Texas Ethics Commission. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1306 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the coordination and provision of certain health services to veterans. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
SB 1307 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Relating to occupational licenses for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1408 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the establishment of a matching grant program for community development in certain municipalities and counties. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1432 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to prohibiting the implementation in this state of any federal greenhouse gas emissions regulatory program. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1433 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the identification of programs and activities in the general appropriations bill and the review of state agency performance and rules. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1496 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Relating to background checks conducted by the Department of Family and Protective Services for certain child-care providers. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1507 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Relating to the statewide coordination and oversight of forensic mental health services overseen by the Department of State Health Services, including the appointment of a forensic director. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1527 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the duty of the comptroller to report sales and use tax information to certain taxing entities. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1532 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Relating to the appointment of an associate commissioner for veterans services at the Health and Human Services Commission. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1533 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Relating to the abolishment of the Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Office in the office of the governor and the moving image industry incentive program. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Co-author authorized
SB 1534 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to venue in a lawsuit against the State of Texas or a state agency. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1597 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the transfer of the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program to the Parks and Wildlife Department. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1616 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the composition of the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1668 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to an online searchable central grant database. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1678 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to at-will state employment. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1732 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to state contracting standards and oversight for purchases made by certain state agencies and institutions of higher education. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1799 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the religious freedom of a conscientious objector to act or fail to act with respect to certain issues of marriage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1829 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to printing requirements for state agencies. Senate: Business & Commerce No action taken in committee
SB 1844 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Walle, Armando
Relating to the establishment and functions of the Interagency Data Transparency Commission. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1845 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to employment of a statewide data coordinator in the Department of Information Resources. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1865 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the filing of a complaint with the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1870 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to state agency rules and strategic plans guided by the principle that life begins at conception. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1871 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the establishment of the Texas Board of Behavior Analyst Examiners and the requirement to obtain a license to practice as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst; imposing fees; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1877 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Galindo, Rick
Relating to the development and maintenance by each state agency of a data use agreement for the state agency's employees and to training related to that agreement. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1879 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Farias, Joe
Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1954 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority and obligations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Public Utility Commission of Texas to comply with and implement a Clean Power Plan. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1962 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the awarding of certain contracts of the Veterans' Land Board to veteran-owned businesses. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
SB 2019 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to the composition of the Texas Violent Gang Task Force. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 2048 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2054 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department to the State Orphans Home Alumni Association. House: State Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SJR 9 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for review or approval of state agency rules by the elected members of the legislature. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 44 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the number, method of appointment, and terms of members of the Texas Ethics Commission and providing for the governance, purpose, and mission of the commission. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SR 1039 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 483. Reported enrolled
SR 1055 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 3123. Reported enrolled
SR 1064 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 1295. Reported enrolled
HB 9 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to posting certain information regarding compensation of state agency executive staff on the Internet. House: Transparency in State Agency Operations, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 12 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to gifts and other consideration made to state agencies for state employee salary supplement or other purposes and to publication by state agencies of staff compensation and related information. House: Transparency in State Agency Operations, Select
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 15 83-0 (2013) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to level of care designations for hospitals that provide neonatal and maternal services. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 16 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to a requirement that a state agency post its internal auditor's audit plan and audit report and other audit information on the agency's Internet website. House: Transparency in State Agency Operations, Select
Senate: Open Government
Effective immediately
HB 50 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to renaming the adjutant general's department as the Texas Military Department. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 89 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to the continuation of the Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 117 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the composition of the Texas Transportation Commission and the selection of members of that commission. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 119 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to citizenship information reported by persons who receive local or state money to provide services to individuals in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 147 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 171 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 185 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to liability of a governmental unit for personal injury and death caused by the governmental unit's negligence. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 194 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 197 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to an obesity and wellness information portal on the comptroller's Internet website. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 203 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Relating to changing the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Oil and Gas Commission. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 231 83-0 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to suspending Employees Retirement System of Texas annuity payments for employees who return to work for the state. House: Pensions Referred to Pensions
HB 291 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil Relating to a hiring freeze of nonessential personnel employed by a state agency. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 366 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the dissemination, retention, and use of criminal history record information and fingerprints to and by state agencies for employment, contracting, or licensing or other purposes. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 367 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to the disclosure by a member of the legislature or the lieutenant governor of certain information concerning a resident of this state to a governmental body. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Open Government
Effective immediately
HB 378 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 400 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 408 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil Relating to the number of members of the Texas Historical Commission. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 426 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 432 83-0 (2013) Author: Riddle, Debbie | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to charitable contributions by state employees to assist domestic victims of human trafficking. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 450 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the designation of a state climatologist and the operation of a state climate office. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 486 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to outsourcing a service performed by a health and human services agency to a private commercial contractor. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 524 83-0 (2013) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts or subcontracts with governmental entities. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 535 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 558 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the purchase of iron, steel, and manufactured goods made in the United States for certain state, state-aided, and governmental entity construction projects. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 586 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity for certain design and construction claims arising under written contracts with state agencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 655 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to exempting defense base development authorities from certain contracting requirements. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic Development
HB 656 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to the application of the public and private facilities and infrastructure law to a defense base development authority. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 664 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the creation of an entrepreneur-in-residence program in the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 676 83-0 (2013) Author: Ratliff, Bennett Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-verify. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 682 83-0 (2013) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the election and qualifications of the commissioner of insurance. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 683 83-0 (2013) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the election of the commissioner of education. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 731 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to rest breaks for employees of certain contractors with a governmental entity; providing an administrative penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 741 83-0 (2013) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al. Relating to the right of a public employee to express breast milk in the workplace. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 747 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the duty of certain professionals to report child abuse or neglect. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 781 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 807 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the practice of psychology; authorizing a fee. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 810 83-0 (2013) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to distribution of state agency reports to legislators. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 851 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a limitation on the use by state agencies of credit information regarding certain job applicants. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 941 83-0 (2013) Author: González, Mary | et. al. Relating to state collaboration with federally recognized Indian tribes. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 951 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 959 83-0 (2013) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and the preference given for goods and services purchased by state agencies; providing penalties. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 1050 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to purchasing and other contracts by governmental entities. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 1061 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the repeal of the statutory authority for the State Medical Education Board. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1071 83-0 (2013) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the use of state institutions of higher education to provide training to state agency employees. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1076 83-0 (2013) Author: Toth, Steve | et. al.
Sponsor: Paxton, Ken | et. al.
Relating to certain firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; providing an exemption from federal regulation and providing penalties. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 1098 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to family cost share provisions in the early childhood intervention program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1116 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the creation of the Texas Native Seed Competitive Grant Program. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1128 83-0 (2013) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al.
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to posting suggestions and ideas on cost-efficiency on certain state agency websites. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1166 83-0 (2013) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to the change of the name of the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1172 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil Relating to the contracting authority of the Texas Historical Commission. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HB 1182 83-0 (2013) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al. Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1186 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the Texas Racing Commission's ability to share investigatory information with other state regulatory agencies. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1187 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the power of stewards or judges to impose penalties under the Texas Racing Act; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1207 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the repeal of public prevailing wage rate laws. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1226 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John Relating to self-insurance funds established by governmental units. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1229 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the establishment of a statewide task force to address sexual assault occurring on the campuses of public and private institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1232 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil Relating to the contracting authority of the Texas Historical Commission. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 1315 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to annual reports regarding federal funding for state agencies. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1350 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the use of appropriated money for certain advertisements, notices, or announcements featuring an elected state officer near an election. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1390 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the electronic submission of a request for an attorney general opinion. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1394 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the sunset review of certain powers and duties performed by the Department of State Health Services. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1493 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the transfer of programs from the Texas Department of Rural Affairs to the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1665 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Preservation Board. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 1674 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 1675 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Transportation
See remarks for effective date
HB 1684 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the dismissal or nonsuit of a suit to terminate the parent-child relationship filed by a governmental entity. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1706 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1726 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to shipping logistics and coordination services for state agencies. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 1737 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the terms of the public members of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1744 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to authorizing local governments to participate in statewide technology centers. House: Technology Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1749 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the meeting of a governmental body held by videoconference call. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1788 83-0 (2013) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al. Relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1814 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the preservation of Texas Historical Use Buildings. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HB 1854 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to be used for upgrading fixtures and materials in state buildings to maximize energy and water conservation. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1864 83-0 (2013) Author: Wu, Gene
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to certain energy security technologies for critical governmental facilities. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1885 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the functions and operation of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1893 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzales, Larry | et. al. Relating to the Texas Funeral Service Commission and the regulation of funeral directing and embalming. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1939 83-0 (2013) Author: Orr, Rob | et. al. Relating to a veteran's employment preference for employment with a public entity or public work of this state. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1963 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the election of a commissioner of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1965 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the state contracting duties of the quality assurance team and Contract Advisory Team. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1994 83-0 (2013) Author: Reynolds, Ron
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the purchase of certain commodity items by a state agency. House: Technology
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2015 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Relating to the proper classification of workers performing services in connection with governmental contracts; providing a penalty. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 2020 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the adoption of wellness policies and programs by state agencies. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2036 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a commission to identify future higher education and workforce needs of this state and make related recommendations to address those needs by the state's bicentennial. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2038 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to addressing disproportionality and disparities in the education, juvenile justice, child welfare, health, and mental health systems, the continuation and operation of the Interagency Council for Addressing Disproportionality, and the duties of the Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 2082 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on applications for certain environmental permits and administrative and judicial review of the commission's action. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2089 83-0 (2013) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to the powers and duties of the General Land Office, including the abolition of the Texas Facilities Commission and the transfer of its duties to the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 2092 83-0 (2013) Author: Kuempel, John | et. al. Relating to the transfer of responsibility for regulating deer breeding from the Parks and Wildlife Department to the Texas Animal Health Commission. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 2096 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John Relating to the review and oversight of public and private partnership agreements and projects. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 2103 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to education research centers and the sharing of educational data between state agencies; redesignating certain fees as charges. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2107 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Facilities Commission; authorizing fees. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 2166 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the continuation, functions, and name of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2252 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to eligibility of charitable organizations to participate in a state employee charitable campaign. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2254 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to apprenticeship requirements for occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 2256 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Relating to the view of the State Capitol. House: House Administration
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2301 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to requiring state contractors and governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-Verify, and authorizing the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2331 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the lease of certain real property in El Paso for the construction of facilities for the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 2335 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to state contracting issues, including the duties of the comptroller, quality assurance team, and Contract Advisory Team. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 2336 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the requirement of competitive bidding for certain purchases by a state agency. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2337 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to a vendor performance tracking system for state contracts. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Considered in Calendars
HB 2354 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James Relating to the stringency of environmental regulations adopted by state agencies. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2361 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to self-directed and semi-independent status of certain health care regulatory agencies; making an appropriation; authorizing fees. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2388 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to the application of certain contracting laws to a defense base development authority. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 2389 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to exempting certain qualifying projects from the public and private facilities and infrastructure contracting requirements. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 2422 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzales, Larry
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to consideration of advanced Internet-based computing service options in state purchasing and to the use of advanced Internet-based computing services by state agencies. House: Technology
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 2439 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: Paxton, Ken
Relating to the review of certain contracts by the state auditor. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: State Affairs
No action taken in committee
HB 2472 83-0 (2013) Author: Cook, Byron
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Information Resources and certain procurement functions of the comptroller of public accounts. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2507 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2513 83-0 (2013) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the elimination of obsolete and redundant reporting requirements for the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 2576 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the appointment of a state cybersecurity coordinator. House: Technology Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2605 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to contracts for certain professional services and the distribution of certain consultants' reports. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2642 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John Relating to information on the moving image industry incentive program. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 2650 83-0 (2013) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight Committee, the appointment of members, and the members' duties and responsibilities. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 2667 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the state classification officer's periodic salary studies at state agencies experiencing high employee turnover rates. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2674 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 2686 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the creation of a regional food economy and food access task force. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 2698 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan Relating to a study of the feasibility of establishing a program to connect veterans seeking employment in school security positions with independent school districts seeking to employ security personnel. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 2710 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzales, Larry
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the employment of an attorney by the Texas Funeral Service Commission. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 2713 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to making auxiliary and institutional funds of a state institution of higher education subject to legislative appropriation. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2714 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to a waiver of sovereign immunity by public institutions of higher education with respect to certain contracts paid using institutional funds. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2715 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to institutional funds held by public institutions of higher education in this state. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2719 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to collecting and reporting information concerning inmates who have been in the conservatorship of a state agency responsible for providing child protective services and concerning inmate parole, reentry, and integration. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2733 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the administration and operation of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2737 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to ethics of public servants, including the functions and duties of the Texas Ethics Commission; the regulation of political contributions, political advertising, lobbying, and conduct of public servants; and the reporting of political contributions and expenditures and personal financial information; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2738 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to a study by the Department of Information Resources regarding state agency technology efficiency. House: Technology
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 2804 83-0 (2013) Author: Toth, Steve Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state. House: Criminal Procedure Reform, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2837 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the provision of home-taught driver education courses by state agencies. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 2851 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Paxton, Ken
Relating to the adoption of rules by state agencies. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 2852 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to state purchase of information technology commodity items. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 2885 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the availability of the personal information of a legislator under the public information law. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 2895 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to authorizing the sale of certain real property in Brazoria County by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 2906 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to a hiring freeze of nonessential personnel employed by certain state agencies. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2948 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the review of certain rules of state agencies. House: Government Efficiency & Reform No action taken in committee
HB 2955 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the regulation of industrialized housing by the manufactured housing division of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs; providing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees. House: Urban Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2966 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the investment authority of the comptroller. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2971 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the regulation of firefighters and fire departments by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3016 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to the application of municipal zoning regulations to certain commercial property in which the General Land Office retains an ownership interest. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3036 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the abolishment of the process server review board. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3055 83-0 (2013) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to minimum jail standards for county jails. House: County Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3093 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Information Resources and the Legislative Budget Board regarding information resources technologies of state agencies. House: Technology
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3115 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the powers and duties of the Legislative Budget Board, including the receipt of reports by the board. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3116 83-0 (2013) Author: Cook, Byron
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the recovery of uniform statewide accounting project costs from state agencies and vendors. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3117 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to the authority of the attorney general to settle certain civil suits initiated by a local government. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3119 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to contingent fee contracts for representation of local governments in certain environmental enforcement actions. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3209 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to creating a recognition day in honor of Willie Velasquez. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3211 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3221 83-0 (2013) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to training regarding fire safety inspections required by law. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3286 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to prohibiting the sale or release of personal identifying information by a state governmental body. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3361 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs; authorizing and otherwise affecting the application of certain fees. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3369 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the creation of the office of inspector general. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 3394 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the Sunset Advisory Commission. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 3395 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the employee innovation incentive program. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 3408 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to reports to the legislature on administrative hearings conducted by the State Office of Administrative Hearings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3436 83-0 (2013) Author: Cook, Byron
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the use and development of state property, including real property within the Capitol complex. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 3480 83-0 (2013) Author: Simpson, David Relating non-compliance with a federal order, law, policy, rule, mandate, or agency regulation that would violate Article I of the Texas Constitution. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HB 3505 83-0 (2013) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository and the investment of certain public money in precious metals and depository accounts. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3559 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Relating to the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Monument. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3629 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to suit for writ of mandamus. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3646 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to a governmental entity's selection of an advertising medium and publication of notice. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 3648 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda
Sponsor: Paxton, Ken
Relating to the award and performance of certain state contracts. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 3660 83-0 (2013) Author: Simmons, Ron
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to requiring the Texas Commission on Fire Protection to conduct a study and prepare a report on administrative attachment. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 3672 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to a requirement that members of the Public Safety Commission hold a secret security clearance. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3690 83-0 (2013) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to a study comparing the compensation of state employees to the compensation of private sector employees. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 3693 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to the authority of the Board for Lease of University Lands to delegate certain powers and duties of the board. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3709 83-0 (2013) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to creation of the Health Freedom Act. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3804 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to written electronic communications between members of a governmental body. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 3811 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the planning and contracting process for certain state agencies and state property; authorizing fees. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3824 83-0 (2013) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the operation, powers, and regulations of, and management of the functions, of the Department of State Health Services, the collection information by the department and the application of the open records law to that information, and the implementation of related advisory committee recommendations to protect the public. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3833 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the purpose of the Sunset Advisory Commission. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3856 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to building workforce skills to compete for trade-related jobs, business opportunities and investment. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HCR 218 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 12. Signed by the Governor
HJR 45 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting private schools from state and local regulation. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 59 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose health insurance coverage. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 96 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing a state mandate imposed on a county to have effect only if the state provides for payment to the county of the cost of the mandate. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 97 83-0 (2013) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to rename the Railroad Commission of Texas as the Texas Energy Commission. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 100 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 105 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for review or approval of state agency rules by the elected members of the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 3036 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1675. Reported enrolled
HR 3042 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 12. Reported enrolled
SB 4 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the administration and functions of the Texas Water Development Board; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 30 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund. Senate: Higher Education No action taken in committee
SB 78 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 86 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 93 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the continuation of the Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 111 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the designation of Texas Historical Use Buildings. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 133 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the use of certain state property for community food gardens. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 138 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to procedures for filing complaints with, and providing notice of certain violations to, the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 142 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as a part of the sunset review process. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 171 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to the establishment of a workgroup to study the use by state agencies of a uniform application form following disasters. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 176 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to the distribution of certain consultants' reports. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Open Government
Effective immediately
SB 178 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts with governmental entities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 201 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Walter "Four" | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Preservation Board. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 202 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Walter "Four" | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/13
SB 207 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 209 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the functions and operation of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
SB 211 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Facilities Commission and to property development plans in connection with governmental entities; authorizing fees. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
SB 212 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to the continuation, functions, and name of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees and the elimination of a fee. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 214 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs; authorizing and otherwise affecting the application of certain fees. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 215 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, including related changes to the status and functions of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 216 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Information Resources and certain procurement functions of the comptroller of public accounts. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 219 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Relating to ethics of public servants, including the functions and duties of the Texas Ethics Commission; the regulation of political contributions, political advertising, lobbying, and conduct of public servants; and the reporting of political contributions and expenditures and personal financial information; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 221 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Cortez, Philip
Relating to the composition and employees of the Texas Funeral Service Commission. House: Public Health
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
SB 246 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
Relating to the electronic submission of a request for an attorney general opinion. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 279 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Relating to certain information about high-value data sets provided by state agencies to the Department of Information Resources. House: Technology
Senate: Open Government
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 283 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the number of members of the Texas Historical Commission. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
SB 296 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity for certain claims arising under written contracts with state agencies. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 328 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Relating to entrepreneurs-in-residence at state agencies. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 341 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to rest breaks for employees of certain contractors with a governmental entity; providing an administrative penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 386 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 419 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the creation of a central database for and health and human services agency investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, and exploitation violations and rights violations at certain facilities operated in this state. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 429 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Peña
Relating to the dismissal or nonsuit of a suit to terminate the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Health & Human Services
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 467 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al. Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 507 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, John
Relating to public and private facilities and infrastructure. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 522 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 531 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to self-insurance funds established by governmental units. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 533 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to a review of cost savings to state agencies and institutions of higher education under energy savings performance contracts. House: Higher Education
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
SB 541 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to annual reports regarding federal funding for state agencies. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 615 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the contracting authority of the Texas Historical Commission. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 636 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to public information regarding bonds and other obligations issued by the state and local governments. Senate: Open Government Left pending in committee
SB 664 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 667 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring certain researchers to make research papers available to the public. House: Higher Education
Senate: Open Government
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 686 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Villalba, Jason
Relating to the change of the name of the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 700 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 754 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the reporting of the hiring of lobbyists on behalf of a governmental entity. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 760 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the provision of home-taught driver education courses by state agencies. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 764 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to a limitation on liability for prescribed burning conducted on agricultural or conservation land. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 772 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Relating to the elimination of obsolete and redundant reporting requirements for the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 777 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the terms of the public members of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13

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