Texas 83rd Legislative Session Updates: March 20, 2013
The House adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 21, 2013.
Criminal Jurisprudence, on adj., 3W9, HB 1192 and pending business
International Relations and Trade, on adj., 3W15, pending business
Appropriations, 8:30 a.m., 3/21, E1.030, add SB 1
Calendar rule: Amendments to HB 5 need to be prefiled by 2:00 p.m., Monday
Urban Affairs, on adj., E2.016, pending and new business
Agriculture, on adj., E1.010, continuation of morning meeting.
The Senate adjourned until 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2013.
Local Calendar at 9:00 a.m., Thursday and then adjourn.
Econ Sub at 4:00 P.M.
Veterans will meet at 3:50 p.m..
Government Org, on Adj., Senate Floor, SB 794, SB 1107
Senate Local Calendar for Thursday:
SB 31 Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to formula funding for certain semester credit hours
earned for dual course credit.
SB 36 (S) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the detention and transportation of a person with
a mental illness.
SB 49 (S) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to transitional living assistance for children with
disabilities who reside in general residential operations.
SB 132 Author: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the contents and applicability of a school
district’s grading policy.
SB 139 (S) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 80
as the Sergeant Travis E. Watkins Memorial Highway.
SB 158 Author: Carona, John
Relating to the average price below which a newspaper is
exempt from the sales tax.
SB 165 Author: Van de Putte, Letici
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to
officers of the United States armed forces who graduated from
certain United States military academies.
SB 172 Author: Carona, John
Relating to diagnosing the reading development and
comprehension of public school kindergarten students.
SB 174 (S) Author: Estes, Craig
Relating to the protection of stray bison.
SB 222 Author: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the venue for prosecution of certain computer
SB 250 Author: West, Royce
Relating to the requirements of using certain technology to
conduct certain mental health hearings or proceedings.
SB 270 Author: Seliger, Kel
Relating to a limited exception to the prohibition on
releasing personal information about a juror collected during
the jury selection process in certain cases.
SB 281 Author: Estes, Craig
Relating to the administration and powers of the Red River
Authority of Texas.
SB 294 Author: Van de Putte, Letici
Relating to extending a local behavioral health intervention
SB 347 (S) Author: Seliger, Kel
Relating to funding for the operations of the Texas Low-Level
Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.
SB 369 Author: Whitmire, John
Relating to certain information available to the public on a
central database containing information about sex offenders.
SB 394 Author: West, Royce
Relating to restricting access to records of children
convicted of or receiving deferred disposition for certain
SB 401 (S) Author: Lucio, Eddie
Relating to a notification requirement if a counselor is not
assigned to a public school campus.
SB 404 (S) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to complaints filed with the Texas State Board of
SB 430 (S) Author: Nelson, Jane
Relating to verification of the unavailability of community
day care before the Department of Family and Protective
Services provides day-care assistance or services.
SB 454 Author: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the authority of certain conservation and
reclamation districts to file an annual financial report with
the executive director of the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality in lieu of filing an annual audit
SB 484 Author: Whitmire, John
Relating to the creation of a prostitution prevention
SB 497 Author: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the number of semester credit hours required to
earn an associate degree at public institutions of higher
SB 498 (S) Author: Seliger, Kel
Relating to applying credit earned by a student at a general
academic teaching institution to an associate’s degree at a
lower-division institution of higher education previously
attended by the student.
SB 500 Author: Van de Putte, Letici
Relating to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.
SB 510 Author: Nichols, Robert
Relating to passing certain vehicles on a highway; providing
SB 531 Author: Duncan, Robert
Relating to self-insurance funds established by governmental
SB 595 (S) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the power of the North Fort Bend Water Authority
to impose a charge on certain wells or classes of wells.
SB 603 Author: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the revocation and reinstatement of an end user
number for purposes of purchasing dyed diesel fuel.
SB 649 Author: Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to the exemption of certain property from seizure by
SB 655 Author: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the exercise of the power of eminent domain by
certain authorized entities.
SB 662 Author: Carona, John
Relating to the composition of the drought preparedness
SB 673 Author: Carona, John
Relating to the requirements for elevators, escalators, and
SB 677 Author: Paxton, Ken
Relating to the electronic recording of proceedings in a
statutory probate court in Collin County.
SB 683 Author: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the election of members of the board of directors
of the Benbrook Water Authority.
SB 692 Author: Carona, John
Relating to the filing by electronic mail of financial
disclosures by certain county officers, county employees, or
candidates for county office.
SB 698 Author: Carona, John
Relating to the refund of unearned premium for a personal
automobile or residential property insurance policy.
SB 715 Author: Lucio, Eddie
Relating to use of consistent terminology to refer to school
counselors in the Education Code.
SB 717 (S) Author: West, Royce
Relating to consent by a minor to housing or care provided
through a transitional living program.
SB 747 Author: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the term for the independent ombudsman for state
supported living centers.
SB 764 (S) Author: Watson, Kirk
Relating to a limitation on liability for prescribed burning
conducted on land owned by, leased by, or occupied by certain
self-insured governmental units.
SB 801 Author: Carona, John
Relating to security deposit requirements for certain
SB 804 Author: Carona, John
Relating to revising provisions in certain laws governing
certain banks and trust companies in this state to conform to
changes in terminology made by the Business Organizations
SB 805 Author: Carona, John
Relating to the regulation of banks, trust companies, and
bank holding companies.
SB 840 Author: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to certain promotional practices not considered to
be prohibited discrimination, rebates, or inducements in
SB 845 Author: Carona, John
Relating to the use of e-mail and website technology by the
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
SB 856 Author: Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to the administration and management of elections
and public information of the El Paso County Water
Improvement District No. 1.
SB 890 Author: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the creation of the Reeves County Groundwater
SB 901 Author: Fraser, Troy
Relating to safety standards and practices applicable to the
transportation by pipeline of certain substances.
SB 902 Author: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the operation, powers, and duties of certain
SB 917 Author: Estes, Craig
Relating to the sale by the Brazos River Authority of certain
property at Possum Kingdom Lake.
SB 918 (S) Author: Estes, Craig
Relating to the sale by the Brazos River Authority and
regulation of certain residential and commercial real
property in the immediate vicinity of Possum Kingdom Lake.
SB 944 Author: Nelson, Jane
Relating to criminal history record checks for certain
employees of facilities licensed by the Department of State
SB 945 Author: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the identification requirements of certain health
care providers associated with a hospital.
SCR 10 Author: Seliger, Kel
Designating September 12 as Mary Ann “Molly” Goodnight Day
for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.
SCR 20 Author: Estes, Craig
Designating the first week of May as Texas Bison Week for a
10-year period beginning in 2013.
(A) – Amended in Committee
(S) – Committee Substitute
(3) – Bill is on Third Reading
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