REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
May 26, 2011
HB 5 Kolkhorst/ Creighton/ Zerwas/ SP: Nelson/ et al.
Schwertner/ Bonnen/ et al.
Relating to the Interstate Health Care Compact.
HB 1633 Bonnen/ et al. SP: Huffman
Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror.
HB 3179 (LC) Farias/ Fletcher/ Anderson, SP: Davis
Charles "Doc"/ Sheffield
Relating to contributions to the fund for veterans' assistance.
HB 273 (CS) Zerwas/ Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Patrick
Relating to creation of a study committee for the Interstate Health Care Compact.
HB 1854 (LC) Rodriguez, Eddie/ Naishtat/ SP: Uresti
Relating to certain arrangements to provide care for a child during an investigation of abuse or neglect.
HB 1403 Rodriguez, Eddie SP: Deuell
Relating to eligibility to participate in the low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated
vehicle retirement program.
HB 365 Turner/ Bohac SP: Ellis
Relating to the use of eminent domain authority by certain municipalities to take abandoned multi-family
HB 2040 (LC) Hamilton SP: Williams
Relating to critical incident stress management and crisis response services.
HB 3207 (LC) Davis, Yvonne SP: Nelson
Relating to the establishment and operation of perpetual care cemeteries by certain organized religious
societies and sects in certain populous municipalities.
HB 1355 (LC) Orr/ Smithee/ Vo SP: Harris
Relating to title insurance coverage for minerals and surface damage resulting from mineral extraction
HB 1580 (LC) Brown SP: Carona
Relating to the training and certification of state agency employees or contractors performing service
work on pressure vessels.
HB 602 (LC) Farrar/ et al. SP: Lucio/ et al.
Relating to authorizing certain brewers and manufacturers to conduct tours of their premises after which
beer or ale is provided to ultimate consumers for off-premises consumption.
HB 2982 (LC) Orr SP: Carona
Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas.
HB 1776 Lozano/ Hancock/ Munoz, Jr./ SP: Carona
Relating to contracts between dentists and health maintenance organizations or insurers.
HB 2899 (LC) Hartnett SP: Harris
Relating to decedents' estates.
HB 831 (LC) Craddick SP: Fraser
Relating to the authority of certain local governmental entities to borrow money for a public hospital.
HB 3346 Burnam/ Hartnett/ Christian/ SP: Whitmire
Relating to certain information available to the public on a central database containing information about
HB 3689 (CS) (LC) Oliveira SP: Lucio
Relating to The University of Texas at Brownsville, including its partnership agreement with the Texas
Southmost College District.
HB 3116 (CS) (LC) Gonzales, Veronica SP: Lucio
Relating to the execution of deeds conveying residential real estate in connection with certain
transactions involving residential real estate.
HB 3696 Gallego SP: Uresti
Relating to concurrent state and federal jurisdiction over units of the national park system in this state.
HB 2190 (LC) Elkins SP: Huffman
Relating to the deadlines by which provisional ballots must be processed and the state canvass must be
conducted for certain elections.
HB 13 (CS) Kolkhorst/ King, Susan/ Truitt/ SP: Nelson
Relating to the Medicaid program and alternate methods of providing health services to low-income
persons in this state.
HB 12 Solomons/ Bohac/ Harless/ et al. SP: Williams/ et al.
Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental
HB 2771 (LC) Smith, Wayne SP: Ellis
Relating to the purchasing powers and duties of a navigation district or port authority.
HB 2595 Isaac/ et al. SP: Van de Putte
Relating to the electronic submission and recording of documents associated with voting by mail.
HB 230 (CS) (LC) Phillips SP: Gallegos
Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to regulate the location of halfway houses;
providing a penalty.
HB 1604 (CS) (LC) Guillen/ Raymond SP: Lucio
Relating to the regulation of land development, including county building code standards for new
residential construction, and sales in certain counties and municipalities; providing penalties.
HB 2316 (CS) (LC) Coleman SP: West
Relating to county powers, duties, and services, including the powers and duties of certain districts, and
the authorization of certain health care programs and studies.
HB 1683 Fletcher SP: Williams
Relating to parking placards for vehicles of persons with disabilities.
HB 1937 Simpson/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ SP: Patrick/ et al.
Menendez/ Kolkhorst/ Chisum/
Relating to prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression by the intrusive touching
of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation; providing penalties.
HB 1601 (LC) Price/ Gallego/ Carter/ Burkett/ SP: Huffman
Geren/ et al.
Relating to consecutive sentences for certain offenses involving injury to a child, an elderly individual,
or a disabled individual and arising out of the same criminal episode.
HB 1053 Patrick, Diane SP: Gallegos
Relating to the tuition exemption offered by public institutions of higher education to firefighters
enrolled in certain courses.
HB 927 (CS) (LC) Harper-Brown/ Burkett/ SP: Hegar
Anderson, Rodney/ et al.
Relating to the punishment for the offense of indecent exposure.
HB 125 (CS) Legler/ Chisum/ Callegari/ et al. SP: Jackson
Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
HCR 117 (LC) Parker SP: Nelson
Designating Roanoke as the Unique Dining Capital of Texas.
HCR 50 Creighton/ Taylor, Larry/ SP: Patrick
Gonzales, Larry/ Bonnen/
Hilderbran/ et al.
Affirming the pride of all Texans in both our one and indivisible national union and our one and
indivisible state, claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United
States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S.
Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist from certain mandates, and
providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS
SJR 18 Eltife
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of
certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the
state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items.
SJR 12 Patrick/ et al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the
members elected to each house of the legislature.
SJR 40 (CS) Lucio/ et al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a county to regulate land development if approved by
a majority vote in a countywide election.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
SCR 20 (LC) Fraser/ et al.
Urging the United States Congress to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating
greenhouse gases for stationary sources.
SCR 41 (LC) Hinojosa
Designating the red drum as the official State Saltwater Fish of Texas.
SB 726 (CS) Rodriguez/ et al.
Relating to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account to provide funding for
basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain county service
fees and court costs imposed to fund the account.
SB 1485 (CS) West
Relating to the authority of a school district to implement a school bus monitoring system that records
images, including images of vehicles that pass a stopped school bus; providing for the imposition of
SB 445 Eltife
Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and
SB 763 (CS) (LC) Ellis/ et al.
Relating to the designation of certain areas as banking development districts to encourage the
establishment of financial institution branches in those areas.
SB 170 (CS) (LC) Ellis/ et al.
Relating to the reorganization of powers and duties among agencies in this state that provide
representation to indigent defendants in criminal cases and to the reorganization of funding sources for
SB 355 (CS) Ellis/ et al.
Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties.
SB 1436 (LC) Van de Putte/ et al.
Relating to creating the offense of continuous trafficking of persons; providing a penalty and other civil
SB 99 (CS) (LC) Van de Putte/ Birdwell
Relating to persons authorized to control the disposition of the remains of certain members of the United
States armed forces.
SB 786 (LC) Harris
Relating to procedures for establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support obligations.
SB 353 (LC) Birdwell
Relating to the territory and dissolution requirements of the Southern Trinity Groundwater Conservation
SB 534 (LC) Davis
Relating to the designation of State Highway 121 in Tarrant and Johnson Counties as the Chisholm Trail
SB 949 (CS) Ellis/ et al.
Relating to the first day of instruction in certain school districts that provide additional days of
instruction financed with local funds.
SB 644 (CS) Hegar
Relating to the continuation and operation of the Texas Department of Insurance and the operation of
certain insurance programs; imposing administrative penalties.
SB 815 (LC) Lucio
Relating to the funding of port security, facility projects, and port studies.
SB 648 Whitmire/ Hegar
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Commission on State Emergency Communications.
SB 413 (CS) (LC) West
Relating to the purchasing and contracting authority of counties.
SB 1476 (LC) Hegar
Relating to the minimum continuing legal education requirements for an attorney employed in the
executive branch of state government.
SB 908 Fraser
Relating to requirements for businesses that offer plastic checkout bags to customers.
SB 654 (CS) Whitmire/ Hegar
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Public Finance Authority.
SB 935 (CS) (LC) Seliger
Relating to the method of delivery of certain notices sent by the Texas Commission on Environmental
SB 922 (LC) Deuell/ et al.
Relating to the designation of a segment of State Highway 243 in Van Zandt County as the Veterans
SB 732 Nichols
Relating to the prohibition of certain regulations by a municipality in its extraterritorial jurisdiction
involving trees and vegetation.
SB 565 (CS) Hegar/ et al.
Relating to repeal of authority for the establishment and operation of the Trans-Texas Corridor and to the
operation of vehicles on certain Texas roadways.
SB 354 (CS) Wentworth/ Birdwell/ Carona/
Deuell/ Eltife/ et al.
Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated
with institutions of higher education.
SB 897 (LC) Hegar
Relating to fishing tournament fraud; providing penalties.
SB 1607 (LC) Carona
Relating to the duties and responsibilities of certain county officials and the functions of county
SB 1363 (CS) (LC) Lucio/ et al.
Relating to county and municipal land development regulations; providing a penalty.
SB 1050 West
Relating to the collection of certain information on a birth certificate.
SB 825 (CS) (LC) Lucio
Relating to the provision of affordable housing in colonias, rural communities, and small municipalities.
SB 1171 (LC) Carona
Relating to practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification
SB 976 Hinojosa
Relating to the supervised reentry into the community of certain inmates nearing their date of discharge
from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
SB 1676 (LC) Ellis
Relating to educational and training requirements for certain peace officers on ethical decision making.
SB 1535 Watson
Relating to unclaimed property.
SB 1748 (CS) Gallegos
Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain employees of fire protection sprinkler system
contractors; providing a penalty.
SB 1088 (CS) Rodriguez
Relating to the imposition by certain municipalities and municipal transit departments of the local sales
and use tax in certain federal military installations.
SB 1099 (CS) (LC) Van de Putte
Relating to smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in residential rental units.
SB 1509 (CS) (LC) Carona
Relating to license renewals by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
SB 1862 (CS) Davis/ West
Relating to certain extensions of credit to consumers.
SB 1435 (LC) Lucio
Relating to the possession of fish in the tidal water of this state.
SB 1741 (LC) Fraser
Relating to tree mitigation fees imposed by municipalities.
SB 1332 (CS) Deuell
Relating to the waiver and release of a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien or payment bond
SB 1565 (CS) Ellis/ Eltife
Relating to encouraging public participation by citizens by protecting a person's right to petition, right of
free speech, and right of association from meritless lawsuits arising from actions taken in furtherance of
SB 1401 (CS) Williams
Relating to the organization, governance, duties, and functions of the Texas Department of Motor
SB 723 Williams
Relating to the proof of an applicant's identity and age required for the issuance of a marriage license.
SB 1592 (LC) Wentworth
Relating to the expiration of a county burn ban.
SB 1648 (CS) (LC) Watson/ et al.
Relating to the establishment of a system health center by a university system.
SB 1555 Rodriguez
Relating to the investment of the permanent university fund and other funds under the management and
control of the board of regents of The University of Texas System.
SB 641 (CS) (LC) Seliger/ et al.
Relating to the calculation of interest on certain ad valorem tax refunds.
SB 12 (CS) Shapiro/ Davis/ Duncan/ Patrick/
Relating to the flexibility of the board of trustees of a school district in the management and operation of
public schools in the district.
SB 1376 Shapiro
Relating to prohibiting the sale and use of certain radar interference devices; creating an offense.
SB 1463 (LC) Hinojosa
Relating to the processing fee charged for a dishonored payment device.
SB 1902 (CS) (LC) Eltife
Relating to the Riverbend Water Resources District.
SB 1102 (CS) Wentworth
Relating to the establishment and operation of a motor-bus-only lane pilot program in certain counties.
SB 1022 (LC) Rodriguez/ et al.
Relating to the graduate medical training requirements for certain foreign medical school graduates
applying for a license to practice medicine in this state.
SB 848 (CS) Patrick
Relating to ambulatory surgical centers and to the provision of services at those centers by certain
designated physician groups.
SB 1483 (CS) Shapiro
Relating to the state virtual school network and virtual high schools.
SB 1536 (CS) (LC) Watson
Relating to retirement under public retirement systems for employees of certain municipalities.
SB 22 (CS) Shapiro
Relating to public school finance and prekindergarten programs.
SB 1823 (CS) Patrick/ Hinojosa
Relating to guaranteed student loans and alternative education loans.
SB 1348 (CS) Van de Putte/ et al.
Relating to higher education curriculum review teams to review public school curriculum standards for
college readiness purposes.
SB 972 Hinojosa
Relating to the taking of a defendant's bail bond by county jailers.
SB 1491 (LC) Uresti
Relating to the creation of the Terrell County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to
impose a tax and issue bonds.
SB 1190 (CS) (LC) Gallegos
Relating to the appeal of an indefinite suspension of a municipal firefighter.
SB 451 Ellis
Relating to death benefits for eligible survivors of certain Texas National Guard members.
SB 1621 Van de Putte/ et al.
Relating to establishing veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education.
SB 931 (CS) (LC) Williams
Relating to the determination of incompetency in criminal cases.
SB 665 Hinojosa/ Hegar
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
SB 1571 (CS) Watson
Relating to information subject to the public information law.
SB 1908 Lucio
Relating to the authority of a general-law municipality to annex territory receiving water and sewer
services from a municipal utility district.
SB 712 Hegar
Relating to the administration of the universal service fund.
SB 849 (CS) (LC) Duncan
Relating to certain election practices and procedures.
SB 196 Wentworth
Relating to the reapportionment of congressional districts and the creation, function, and duties of the
Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission.
SB 1763 (CS) Rodriguez
Relating to transferring adult education and literacy programs to the Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board from the Texas Education Agency.
SB 1448 (LC) Zaffirini
Relating to consent for treatment for chemical dependency in a treatment facility and required training
for the facility's intake personnel.
SB 1854 (CS) Deuell
Relating to the women's health program.
SB 709 (CS) (LC) Van de Putte
Relating to the use of certain professional titles by psychologists.
SB 1666 Duncan
Relating to the authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to invest in hedge funds.
SB 1771 Williams
Relating to the provision of information by tax officials related to ad valorem tax rates.
SB 1440 (CS) (LC) Ellis
Relating to the requirement to prepay ad valorem taxes as a prerequisite to determining certain motions
or protests and the authority of an appraisal review board to determine compliance with the requirement.
SB 1309 (CS) Hinojosa/ et al.
Relating to rate adjustments by gas utilities.
SB 891 (CS) Carona
Relating to certain investments in certain Texas businesses by insurance companies and related
SB 1503 (CS) (LC) Huffman
Relating to procedures regarding certain criminal defendants who are or may be persons with mental
illness or mental retardation.
SB 1713 (CS) (LC) Whitmire
Relating to compensation under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act for forensic medical
examinations performed with respect to victims of family violence.
SB 1871 (CS) Davis/ et al.
Relating to a contracted services program for certain students with a severe pervasive developmental
disorder or a severe intellectual disability.
SB 1756 (CS) (LC) Uresti
Relating to the substitution by a pharmacist of certain opioid analgesic drugs.
SB 677 (CS) Gallegos
Relating to the enforcement of the public information law; providing for the imposition of a civil
SB 1790 (CS) Patrick
Relating to distributing or prescribing abortion-inducing drugs; providing an administrative penalty.
SB 513 (CS) Ellis/ et al.
Relating to the accommodation of pedestrians, bicyclists, persons with disabilities, children, senior
citizens, users of public transportation, movers of commercial goods, and motorists on streets and
SB 1813 (CS) Zaffirini
Relating to the applicability of the Education Code to Head Start programs and the authority of the
commissioner of education to make a certain determination regarding those programs.
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