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2019-2020 86th Legislature has 701 Filed Bills

 

Active Filed Bills 2019

HB473

Relating to the Department of Family and Protective Services reporting certain information regarding youth in the managing conservatorship of the

 Department who are pregnant or who are parents.

2018-12-06

HB476

Relating to certain duties of public institutions of higher education and the Department of State Health Services regarding policies on the use

of epinephrine auto -injectors by public institutions of higher education.

2018-12-06

HB478

Relating to the funding of flood planning, mitigation, and infrastructure projects.

2018-12-06

HB474

Relating to a Department of Family and Protective Services plan to address the substitute care capacity needs in certain department regions.

2018-12-06

HB477

Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions.

2018-12-06

HB475

Relating to information for foster children who are pregnant or minor parents.

2018-12-06

HB470

Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.

2018-12-05

HB465

Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses.

2018-12-05

HB466

Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license.

2018-12-05

HB464

Relating to an application for a writ of habeas corpus based on certain relevant scientific evidence that was not available at the applicant's trial.

2018-12-05

Most Viewed 2019 Filed Bills

SB90

Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery

 of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations...

HB49

Relating to daylight saving time.

HB357

Relating to the carrying of a firearm by a person who is not otherwise prohibited from possessing

 the firearm and to criminal offenses otherwise related to the carrying of a firearm; creating criminal offenses.

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SB87

Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the vehicle safety inspection program for certain vehicles; imposing replacement fees.

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HB47

Relating to prohibited acts regarding abortion for a physician or applicant for a medical license.

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SB189

Relating to the automatic enrollment of certain women in the Healthy Texas Women program.

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SJR8

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis.

HB308

Relating to the appointment and training of volunteer deputy registrars.

HB241

Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.

SB166

Relating to the inquiry of immigration status of a person under a lawful detention by certain person

 under the direction or control of a local governmental entity or campus police department.

Most Monitored Texas 2019 Filed Bills

SB90

Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of

 medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations...

HB49

Relating to daylight saving time.

HB357

Relating to the carrying of a firearm by a person who is not otherwise prohibited from

 possessing the firearm and to criminal offenses otherwise related to the carrying of a firearm; creating criminal offenses.

HJR30

Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county.

HB47

Relating to prohibited acts regarding abortion for a physician or applicant for a medical license.

HJR21

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use.

HB282

Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in certain counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SB105

Relating to the creation of a mental health jail diversion and crisis stabilization unit pilot program.

SB166

Relating to the inquiry of immigration status of a person under a lawful detention by certain persons under

 the direction or control of a local governmental entity or campus police department.

HB336

Relating to abolishing the death penalty.

86th Legislature Filed Bills

HB475

Relating to information for foster children who are pregnant or minor parents.

HB477

Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions.

HB474

Relating to a Department of Family and Protective Services plan to address the substitute care capacity needs in certain department regions.

HB478

Relating to the funding of flood planning, mitigation, and infrastructure projects.

HB476

Relating to certain duties of public institutions of higher education and the Department of State Health Services regarding policies on the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public institutions of higher education.

HB473

Relating to the Department of Family and Protective Services reporting certain information regarding youth in the managing conservatorship of the department who are pregnant or who are parents.

HB466

Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license.

HB465

Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses.

HB468

Relating to the authority of the Collingsworth County Hospital District to take certain actions regarding district property.

HB470

Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.

HB469

Relating to the sale of wine and beer on Sundays.

HB471

Relating to required suicide prevention training for certain health care practitioners.

HB472

Relating to the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of a coconspirator in a capital murder case.

HB464

Relating to an application for a writ of habeas corpus based on certain relevant scientific evidence that was not available at the applicant's trial.

HB467

Relating to sexual assault and domestic violence awareness continuing education for cosmetology license holders.

HB458

Relating to notice of a scheduled disconnection of water utility service.

HB459Relating to the placement and use of video recording equipment in certain child-care facilities.

HB456

Relating to the enforcement of regulations governing cemetery organizations, cemetery corporations, cemeteries, and crematories; imposing penalties.

HB455

Relating to policies on the recess period in public schools.

HB457

Relating to the use of tax revenue by certain municipalities for the payment of certain hotel-related bonds or other obligations.

SB214

Relating to funding for the economic stabilization fund, including the rates of severance taxes on oil and gas production.

HB460

Relating to the dispensing of certain drugs by physicians.

HB462

Relating to the basic allotment and guaranteed yield under the public school finance system.

SB213

Relating to the use of individual graduation committees and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.

HB461

Relating to an exemption from civil liability for certain professionals for the disclosure of certain mental health information.

HB463

Relating to reciprocity agreements between air ambulance companies operating a subscription program.

SB215

Relating to the authority of a district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation to temporarily lower speed limits.

HB454

Relating to performance incentive funding for certain medical schools based on public health impact.

HB453

Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, includ...

HB451

Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain lightbulbs for a limited period.

HB445

Relating to exceptions from the requirement for a person under the direction or control of a local entity or campus police department to assist or cooperate with federal immigration officers.

HB446

Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to certain instruments designed, made, or adapted for use in striking a person with a fist.

HB449

Relating to a requirement that a public or private institution of higher education include a disciplinary notation on a student's transcript under certain circumstances.

HB452

Relating to the creation of truancy masters for Bell County.

HB448

Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system.

HB450

Relating to personal financial statements filed by public officials and candidates.

HB447

Relating to prohibiting certain telemarketing calls by a credit access business.

HB430

Relating to certain information included with ballot propositions for elections to authorize state and local general obligation bonds.

HB438

Relating to the use of a mechanical or electronic device by a person occupying a voting station.

HB433

Relating to the disclosure of public money spent by certain political subdivisions for lobbying activities in a comprehensive annual financial report.

HB435

Relating to the maintenance of information entered into a fee record.

HB440

Relating to general obligation bonds issued by political subdivisions.

HB431

Relating to ineligibility to serve as a poll watcher.

HB439

Relating to a limitation on civil suits against persons reporting suspicious activity in good faith.

HB437

Relating to allowing Medicaid managed care organizations to adopt their own drug formularies.

HB434

Relating to the dispensing of certain medications by therapeutic optometrists.

SB212

Relating to a reporting requirement for certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking at certain public and private institutions of higher education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing administrative penal...

HB428

Relating to the solicitation of pen pals by certain inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB429

Relating to the state virtual school network and a study on digital learning.

HB432

Intro

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.

HB427

Relating to the punishment for the offense of fraudulent destruction, removal, or concealment of a writing that is attached to tangible property; enhancing a criminal penalty.

HB436

Relating to the cessation of tolls by toll project entities in certain circumstances.

HB442

Relating to the statute of limitations for the offense of abandoning or endangering a child.

HB443

Relating to a limitation on the amount of school property tax revenue that is subject to recapture under the public school finance system.

HB444

Relating to the criminal penalties for insider trading and other misuse of official information by public servants.

HB441

Relating to a state subsidy for the cost of general education

HB420

Relating to corporal punishment in public schools.

HB421

Relating to the designation of the part of Interstate Highway 14 in Bell County as a portion of the national Purple Heart Trail.

HB419

Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun.

SB211

Relating to the procedures for protests and appeals of certain ad valorem tax determinations.

HB422

Relating to annual reporting regarding the establishment of certain school district planning and decision-making committees.

HB424

Relating to the residence address of a person for purposes of a response to a confirmation notice sent by the voter registrar.

HB426

Relating to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB423

Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting.

HB425

Relating to certain benefits paid by the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB413

Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.

HB414

Relating to a defense to prosecution for and the civil liability of an educator who uses force to protect the educator's person, students of the school, or property of the school and the suspension of a student who assaults an employee of a school.

HB417

Relating to economic impact reviews conducted by the Texas Transportation Commission.

HB415

Relating to the procedure for adoption by a state agency of rules that may have an adverse economic effect on small businesses, micro-businesses, and rural communities.

HB416

Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.

HB418

Relating to the availability of personal information of a current or former federal prosecutor.

HB410

Relating to the personal use exemption for domestic rabbit meat.

HB409

Relating to driver's licensing requirements for minors.

HB411

Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.

HB412

Intro

Relating to an annual football game between The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University.

HB402

Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act.

HB404

Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state.

HB407

Registration as an organ donor at the time of motor vehicle registration.

HB403

Relating to training requirements for a member of the board of trustees and the superintendent of an independent school district regarding sexual abuse, human trafficking, and other maltreatment of children.

HB405

Relating to designating June as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Awareness Month.

HB406

Relating to registration as an organ donor and a voluntary contribution to the organ donor registry when applying for a hunting or fishing license.

HB408

Relating to the issuance of Army of Occupation Medal specialty license plates; providing an exemption from a fee.

SB210

Relating to the use of emergency engine cutoff switches on motorboats.

HB398

Relating to a cost-of-living increase applicable to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB399

Relating to the period during which an employee may file a claim for unpaid wages with the Texas Workforce Commission.

SB209

Relating to social work services in public schools.

SB208

Relating to prohibiting the operation of concrete plants and crushing facilities at certain locations.

HB401

Relating to the salary paid to certain professional employees of public schools.

HB400

Relating to the security of the electric grid.

HB388

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of real property leased to and used by certain schools.

HB205

Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens excused or disqualified from jury service.

HB393

Relating to certain unlawful employment practices regarding compensation.

HB395

Relating to the issuance of a citation for a criminal trespass offense punishable as a Class B misdemeanor.

HB391

Relating to student access to public school instructional materials and technology.

HB390

Relating to defense economic readjustment zones.

HB389

Relating to the regulation of game rooms in certain counties.

HB394

Relating to the duties of a hearing officer following a Health and Human Services Commission fair hearing regarding the denial of certain services.

HB392

Relating to long-term care insurance for state employees.

SB206

Relating to the authority of a school district or open-enrollment charter school to employ or provide chaplains.

SB207

Relating to the offense of money laundering.

HB397

Relating to acceptable uses by a school district of the instructional materials and technology allotment.

HB396

Relating to acceptable uses of the instructional materials and technology fund and the instructional materials and technology allotment.

SB198

Relating to payment for the use of a highway toll project.

HB378

Relating to the verification of citizenship of an applicant for voter registration.

HB381

Relating to eligibility for the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Monument.

HB380

Relating to the authority of a district court to hear and determine certain ad valorem tax appeals.

HB379

Relating to the prosecution of organized criminal activity involving a controlled substance or dangerous drug.

HB382

Relating to the authority to establish a customer assistance program for certain municipally owned utilities.

SB200

Relating to the financial self-sufficiency of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

HB385

Relating to a sales tax exemption for certain items sold during a limited period.

SB199

Relating to the licensing and regulation of hospitals in this state; increasing the amount of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain hospitals; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

HB384

Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses.

HB383

Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

SB203

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety equipment.

HB386

Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to issue a search warrant to collect a blood specimen from a person arrested for certain intoxication criminal offenses.

HB387

Relating to submission of reports by an advanced practice registered nurse under the workers' compensation system.

SB202

Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of property damaged in a disaster.

SB204

Relating to increasing criminal penalties for the offense of making a firearm accessible to a child.

SB201

Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for certain offenses committed in a disaster area or an evacuated area.

SB192

Relating to the transfer of certain probate proceedings to the county in which the executor or administrator of a decedent's estate resides.

SB195

Relating to collecting and reporting by the Department of Family and Protective Services of certain information relating to certain alcohol and controlled substance use.

HB359

Relating to the employment of certain peace officers, detention officers, county jailers, or firefighters who are injured in the course and scope of duty.

HB360

Relating to the extension of the expiration date of the Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act.

HB362

Relating to the creation of a fund to assist local governments with the acquisition of voting system equipment.

HB361

Relating to electronic voter registration.

SB193

Relating to waiving the fee for the issuance of a duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun for school marshals.


HB366

Relating to healthy relationships education in public schools.

HB374

Relating to a community supervision and corrections department policy regarding supervision officer meetings and visits.

HB370

Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases.

HB365

Relating to holding elections on uniform election dates.
 

HB367

Relating to tuition and fee bills or billing statements provided to students by public institutions of higher education.

HB373

Relating to conditions of community supervision prohibiting contact with certain persons.

SB196

Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

HB364

Relating to the creation of a central database containing information about defendants required to have an ignition interlock device installed on a motor vehicle and submission of information to and access to information in that database.

HB371

Relating to the prosecution of and penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marihuana.

HB363

Relating to the creation of the office of independent oversight ombudsman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB368

Relating to the use of legislatively produced audio or visual materials in political advertising.

HB372

Relating to the punishment for the offense of driving while license invalid.

HB369

Relating to jurisdiction in a suit for adoption of a child and the mandatory transfer of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship to the court in which a suit for adoption is pending.

HB376

Relating to the registration of certain trailers; changing a fee.

HB377

Relating to requiring a voter to be affiliated with a political party to vote in that party's primary election or otherwise participate in that party's affairs; creating a criminal offense.

HB375

Relating to the designation of polling place locations on the campuses of certain institutions of higher education.

SB197

Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.

HB358

Relating to holding elections on uniform election dates.

SB194

Relating to the creation of the offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense.

SB184

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for school supplies purchased by certain teachers for a limited period.

SB181

Relating to the use of certain border security funding to secure Gulf of Mexico ports.

SB187

Relating to making certain false alarms or reports because of bias or prejudice; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB189

Relating to the automatic enrollment of certain women in the Healthy Texas Women program.

SB185

Relating to the response to certain oil or gas well accidents by state agencies and responsible parties.

HB346

Relating to the regulation of bow fishing.

SB178

Relating to electronic voter registration.

SB179

Relating to the establishment of a task force to conduct a comprehensive study on flood control infrastructure for Harris County.

HB345

Relating to the automatic issuance of a personal identification certificate to a person 60 years of age or older whose driver's license has been surrendered or revoked.Relating to the threat or pursuit of criminal charges against a consumer in association with certain extensions of consumer credit.

SB188

Relating to the creation of the office of independent oversight ombudsman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
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SB180

Relating to applications for permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for certain new or expanded facilities in certain low-income and minority communities.

SB186

Relating to the maximum permitted rate of interest, sum of fees, and other amounts due during a natural disaster declaration.

SB183

Relating to a defense to prosecution for the criminal offense of theft of service.

HB348

Relating to a salary bonus for a public school teacher who completes certain autism training.

HB347

Relating to eliminating distinctions in the application of consent annexation requirements.

SB190

Relating to daylight saving time.

HB353

Relating to law enforcement access to cell site information stored by certain entities providing wireless service to a wireless communications device.

HB351

Relating to emergency management for cyber attacks against this state.

HB357

Relating to the carrying of a firearm by a person who is not otherwise prohibited from possessing the firearm and to criminal offenses otherwise related to the carrying of a firearm; creating criminal offenses.

HB354

Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service.

HB355

Intro

Relating to junior college district territory annexation and program approval in certain counties.

SB191

Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; temporarily increasing a criminal fine.

HB356

Relating to the repeal of a statute allowing the county attorney or commissioners court of Brown County to accept gifts or grants to finance or assist the operation of the office of county attorney.

HB349

Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain parts designed to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle.

HB350

Relating to the composition of the cybersecurity council.

HB352

Relating to warrants issued to obtain cell site information through the use of a cell site simulator device and to public access to certain information relating to investigatory equipment; creating a criminal offense.

SB173

Relating to requiring the state to reimburse counties for certain costs incurred in confining certain persons arrested following release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

SB177

Relating to a petition filed for a place on the ballot as a candidate for the board of directors of the Wilbarger County Hospital District.

HB333

Relating to the creation of the Middle Rio Grande Regional Mobility Authority; authorizing a fee.

HB335

Relating to the penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marihuana and eligibility for placement on community supervision or on deferred adjudication community supervision for that offense.

HB341

Relating to funding for public school career and technology programs.

SB176

Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Transportation of the feasibility of certain improvements to Interstate Highway 27.

SB175

Relating to eminent domain reporting requirements for certain entities.

HB339

Relating to the placement of speed limit signs at the end of construction or maintenance work zones.

HB338

Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 35 as the Trooper Tom Nipper Memorial Highway.

SB174

Relating to certain duties of a sheriff regarding a county jail prisoner's health benefits coverage information.

HB342

Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.

HB337

Relating to the use of emergency engine cutoff switches on motorboats.

HB334

Relating to the classification of exotic and nongame animals.

HB332

Relating to the eligibility of a retired or former judge for assignment in certain proceedings.

SB172

Relating to certain procedures applicable to a person arrested for an out-of-county offense.

HB329

Relating to concurrent state and federal jurisdiction over units of the national park system in this state.

SB170

Intro

Relating to reimbursement of rural hospitals participating in the Medicaid managed care program.

HB330

Relating to excluding certain students from the computation of dropout and completion rates for purposes of public school accountability.

HB336

Relating to abolishing the death penalty.

SB171

Relating to the amount of the fee paid by a defendant for a peace officer's services in executing or processing an arrest warrant, capias, or capias pro fine.

HB340

Relating to a minimum school recess period for certain public school students.

HB331

Relating to the application of the open meetings law to the medical advisory board.

HB344

Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age.

HB343

Relating to the annual state salary supplement for certain county judges.

HB315

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for condoms.

HB327

Relating to the establishment of a public law school in El Paso County.

HB326

Relating to a strategic plan by the secretary of state to increase voter turnout.

HB320

Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

HB328

Relating to authorization for a county or municipality to establish a local minimum wage.

HB314

Relating to use of compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of school who are pregnant or who are parents and to reporting through the Public Education Information Management System.

HB311

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

HB319

Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist fire departments and volunteer fire departments with the purchase of certain equipment and machines.

HB318

Relating to the Internet broadcast of certain open meetings.

HB323

Relating to an exemption for a foster child from the payment of a fee for the issuance of a personal identification certificate.

HB317

Relating to the use of clinical decision support software and laboratory benefits management programs by physicians and health care providers in connection with provision of clinical laboratory services to certain managed care plan enrollees.

HB316

Relating to a public awareness campaign on firearm safety and suicide prevention.

HB313

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for child and adult diapers.

HB325

Relating to early voting by mail by any qualified voter.

HB321

Relating to the registration and regulation of health clubs.

HB324

Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of improper relationship between educator and student.

HB322

Relating to the establishment of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that taxing units may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses.

HB312

relating to the reapportionment of state legislative, congressional, and judicial districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Redistricting Commission.

HB308

Relating to the appointment and training of volunteer deputy registrars.

SB166

Relating to the inquiry of immigration status of a person under a lawful detention by certain persons under the direction or control of a local governmental entity or campus police department.

HB144

Relating to the consideration by employers of the consumer credit reports of employees and applicants for employment.

HB170

Relating to coverage for mammography under certain health benefit plans.

HB102

Relating to a  school district assigning a mentor teacher to a new classroom teacher.

HB282

Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in certain counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SB114

Relating to the repeal of statutes regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct and to the recognition of certain same-sex relationship statuses.

HB63

Relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia; creating a criminal offense.

SB64

Relating to cybersecurity for information resources.

HB104

Relating to the inclusion of an incarcerated person in the population data used for redistricting according to the person's last residence before incarceration.
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HB190

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Relating to verification by a credit services organization of a consumer's ability to repay an extension of consumer credit.
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HB77

Intro

Relating to registration powers of volunteer deputy registrars.
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HB283

Relating to a disclosure regarding flood coverage under a commercial or residential property insurance policy.

HB130

Relating to authorizing an increase in an optional county fee on vehicle registration in certain counties.

HB192

Relating to electronic voter registration.

SB155

Relating to the release on parole of certain inmates convicted of an offense committed when younger than 18 years of age; changing parole eligibility.

HB243

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.

HB39Relating to the repeal of certain time limitations on the award of grants by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee.

HB73

Relating to the time for providing a ballot to be voted by mail to a voter.

SB47

Relating to the establishment of a task force on ensuring an appropriate care setting for a person with a disability.

HB68

Relating to an annual state budget and legislative budget sessions in even-numbered years and to political contributions made during a legislative session.

HB197

Relating to the salary paid to certain professional employees of public schools.

SB105

Relating to the creation of a mental health jail diversion and crisis stabilization unit pilot program.

HB88

Relating to the order of candidate names on an election ballot.

HB66

Relating to student success-based funding recommendations for certain continuing workforce education courses offered by public junior colleges.

HB268

Relating to transportation services for homeless students.

HB232

Relating to the imposition of consecutive sentences for more than one criminal offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual arising out of the same criminal episode.
HB206

Relating to the regulation of migrant labor housing facilities; changing the amount of a civil penalty.

SB89

Relating to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the Texas border.

HB95

Intro

Relating to the criminal offense of acquisition or attempted acquisition of a firearm by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm.
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SB93

Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB80

Relating to the regulation of raw milk and raw milk products.

SB163

Relating to required provision of workers' compensation insurance coverage for employees of building and construction contractors and subcontractors.

SB60

Relating to the enforcement of regulations governing cemetery organizations, cemetery corporations, cemeteries, and crematories; imposing penalties.
 

HB292

Relating to inclusion of instruction on the trafficking of persons in the basic training curriculum for peace officers.

HB93

Relating to the inclusion of a magistrate's name on certain signed orders.

SB48

Relating to the service retirement annuity for certain members of the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan Two who resume service.

SB92

Relating to a supplemental payment for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the unfunded actuarial liabilities allowed under that system.

Relating to limiting certain state-required assessment instruments administered to public school students in certain grades to assessments required by federal law.

SB116Relating to industrial hemp; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

SB156

Relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia; creating a criminal offense.

SB56

Introelating to employment discrimination training for members of the legislature and state or legislative employees and interns.

SB39

Relating to the consolidation and allocation of state civil court costs; increasing certain civil court costs.

SB49

Relating to the availability on the Internet of reports of political contributions and expenditures filed in connection with certain county judicial offices.

HB178

Relating to a credit toward payment of costs for a defendant confined in jail or another facility before sentencing.

SB59

Relating to certain images captured by an unmanned aircraft.

HB150

Relating to honesty in state taxation.

HB128

Relating to school district notification to a parent of physical fitness assessment results of the parent's child.

HB161

Relating to the procedure for rearrest and adjustment of the bond amount in certain criminal cases.

HB256

Intro

Relating to the release on parole of certain inmates convicted of an offense committed when younger than 18 years of age; changing parole eligibility.
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SB98

Intro

Relating to the eligibility of a relative or other designated caregiver of a foster child for monetary assistance.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB85

Intro

Relating to the regulation of the conduct of certain counseling professions.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB222

Intro

Relating to prohibiting a municipality from requiring an employer to provide paid sick leave.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB168

Intro

Relating to a study on the creation of bilingual zones in certain areas of this state.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB153

Intro

Relating to the authority of the public safety director of the Department of Public Safety to adopt rules requiring the use and installation of intrastate commercial motor vehicle electronic logging devices.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB156

Intro

Relating to the supervision by a personal bond office of individuals granted an occupational driver's license; providing for an administrative fee.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB278

Intro

Relating to the frequency and location of certain meetings required by a prescriptive authority agreement.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB53

Intro

Relating to the transitional living services program for certain youth in foster care.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB52

Intro

Relating to a franchise tax credit pilot program for taxable entities that contribute to an employee dependent care flexible spending account.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB37

Intro

Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB111

Intro

Relating to training for employees of school districts and open-enrollment charter schools on the prevention of sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and other maltreatment of certain children.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB85

Intro

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB269

Intro

Relating to the operation of a public transit motor bus by certain mass transit entities on an improved shoulder.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB87

Intro

Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the vehicle safety inspection program for certain vehicles; imposing replacement fees.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB270

Intro

Relating to authority for certain state employees to work flexible hours and to work from home or other authorized alternative work sites.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB147

Intro

Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB100

Intro

Relating to the appointment of foster parents and other qualified persons to serve as educational decision-makers for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB71

Intro

Relating to the creation of regional transit authorities; granting the power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds and charge fees; creating a criminal offense.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB140

Intro

Relating to automatic voter registration on issuance or change of a driver's license or identification card by the Department of Public Safety.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB121

Intro

Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB122

Intro

Relating to the medical use of marihuana; providing an affirmative defense to prosecution for possession of marihuana.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB161

Intro

Relating to authorization for a county or municipality to establish a local minimum wage.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB199

Intro

Relating to permissible uses of the instructional materials allotment.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB129

Intro

Relating to the assignment of certain certified or licensed professionals to certain public schools.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB106

Intro

Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses and the eligibility for deferred adjudication community supervision of defendants who committed certain intoxication offenses.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB189

Intro

Relating to providing free full-day prekindergarten for certain children.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB74

Intro

Relating to voting and election procedures; creating a criminal offense.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB228

Intro

Relating to accountability and standards for districts of innovation.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB109

Intro

Relating to the entitlement of spouses of certain veterans with disabilities to a veteran's employment preference.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB258

Intro

Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB225

Intro

Relating to the analysis of inspection and maintenance requirements for air quality permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for certain oil and gas facilities.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB29

Intro

Relating to the regulation of the practice of physical therapy.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB122

Intro

Relating to the procedure by which a state agency considers legislative intent when adopting an agency rule.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB84

Intro

Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB23

Intro

Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 83 in Taylor County as the Officer Rodney T. Holder Memorial Highway.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB46

Intro

Relating to the dismissal of a sworn complaint made to the Texas Ethics Commission by a vexatious complainant.

 


SB152

Intro

Relating to the repeal of the criminal offense of homosexual conduct.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB150

Intro

Relating to the Whole Woman's Health Act.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB267

Intro

Relating to the attendance calculation for elementary grade levels.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB298

Intro

Relating to the procedure by which a state agency may issue an opinion that a watercourse is navigable.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB309

Intro

Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB63

Intro

Relating to the creation of the Texas Mental Health Care Consortium.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB247

Intro

Relating to the provision of information and other services relating to emergency contraception to sexual assault survivors.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB33

Intro

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Promise Grant Program for certain students at two-year public institutions of higher education.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB142

Intro

Relating to a notice of educational rights and recovery by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools of costs for certain student evaluations.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB42

Intro

Relating to allocating a portion of oil and gas production tax revenue to the counties from which the oil and gas originated and to the use of that revenue.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB149

Intro

Relating to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to childbirth and contraception.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB261

Intro

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of capital murder.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB108

Intro

Relating to establishing a pilot program under which public schools may use a digital portfolio method to assess student performance in grades three through eight for purposes of accountability and qualification for promotion.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB75

Intro

Relating to an exception to the application of the offense of possessing or delivering drug paraphernalia for persons involved in certain pilot programs.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB288

Intro

Relating to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB110

Intro

Relating to fees paid to certain credit services organizations in connection with certain extensions of consumer credit.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB31

Intro

Relating to operation of the Texas leverage fund program administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB91

Intro

Relating to establishment of the disaster identification system for a declared state of disaster.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB71

Intro

Relating to the establishment of a statewide telehealth center for sexual assault forensic medical examination.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB147

Intro

Relating to access to certain law enforcement, corrections, and prosecutorial records under the public information law.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB207

Intro

Relating to certain disclosures and notices required for certain life insurance policies.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB62

Intro

Relating to the creation and duties of the unfunded mandates interagency work group.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB162

Intro

Relating to a database of employers penalized for failure to pay wages or convicted of certain criminal offenses involving wage theft.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB300

Intro

Relating to inquest summary reports certified by justices of the peace.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB233

Intro

Relating to the scheduling of the first and last days of school for students by school districts.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB32

Intro

Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain pecan buyers in certain counties; requiring an occupational license; authorizing a fee; creating a criminal offense.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB159

Intro

Relating to the waiver of governmental immunity of a county or sheriff's department for claims arising from a final decision of certain civil service commissions.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB81

Intro

Relating to the naming of a reservoir by certain water districts.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB200

Intro

Relating to the power of certain counties to enact park use rules.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB84

Intro

Relating to the right of public officers to information of certain governmental entities; creating a criminal offense.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB31

Intro

Relating to establishing a guardianship abuse, fraud, and exploitation deterrence program.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB78

Intro

Relating to the use of automatic license plate readers by a law enforcement agency or municipal parking enforcement authority.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB183

Intro

Relating to a pension revenue enhancement plan for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB127

Intro

Relating to funding for open-enrollment charter schools.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB136

Intro

Relating to the public school finance system.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB138

Intro

Relating to a distance learning program at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB67

Intro

Relating to collecting data regarding unaccompanied minors in certain child-care facilities.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB284

Intro

Relating to disclosure requirements of certain facilities that provide care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB173

Intro

Relating to the release on bail of a defendant arrested following a violation of a condition of community supervision.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB76

Intro

Relating to the security of the electric grid.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB157

Intro

Relating to extreme risk protective orders and the prosecution of the criminal offense of unlawful transfer of a firearm; creating a criminal offense.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB167

Intro

Relating to the enforcement by certain local governmental entities and campus police departments of state and federal laws governing immigration.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB143

Intro

Relating to authorizing the provision of temporary secure storage for weapons at certain public buildings; authorizing fees.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB60

Intro

Relating to a requirement that public institutions of higher education provide certain information regarding certain women's health programs to students.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB22

Intro

Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB124

Intro

Relating to the authority of a county to require electronic bids or proposals for competitive bidding.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB56

Intro

Relating to a cost-of-living increase applicable to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB303

Intro

Relating to entities eligible to authorize the creation of a spaceport development corporation.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB50

Intro

Relating to the regulation of migrant labor housing facilities.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB169

Intro

Relating to the requirement that contractors verify compliance with wage payment laws in governmental contracts with governmental entities.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB475

Intro

Relating to information for foster children who are pregnant or minor parents.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB477

Intro

Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB474

Intro

Relating to a Department of Family and Protective Services plan to address the substitute care capacity needs in certain department regions.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB478

Intro

Relating to the funding of flood planning, mitigation, and infrastructure projects.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB476

Intro

Relating to certain duties of public institutions of higher education and the Department of State Health Services regarding policies on the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public institutions of higher education.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB473

Intro

Relating to the Department of Family and Protective Services reporting certain information regarding youth in the managing conservatorship of the department who are pregnant or who are parents.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB466

Intro

Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB465

Intro

Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB468

Intro

Relating to the authority of the Collingsworth County Hospital District to take certain actions regarding district property.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB470

Intro

Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB469

Intro

Relating to the sale of wine and beer on Sundays.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB471

Intro

Relating to required suicide prevention training for certain health care practitioners.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB472

Intro

Relating to the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of a coconspirator in a capital murder case.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB464

Intro

Relating to an application for a writ of habeas corpus based on certain relevant scientific evidence that was not available at the applicant's trial.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB467

Intro

Relating to sexual assault and domestic violence awareness continuing education for cosmetology license holders.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB458

Intro

Relating to notice of a scheduled disconnection of water utility service.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB459

Intro

Relating to the placement and use of video recording equipment in certain child-care facilities.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB456

Intro

Relating to the enforcement of regulations governing cemetery organizations, cemetery corporations, cemeteries, and crematories; imposing penalties.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB455

Intro

Relating to policies on the recess period in public schools.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB457

Intro

Relating to the use of tax revenue by certain municipalities for the payment of certain hotel-related bonds or other obligations.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB214

Intro

Relating to funding for the economic stabilization fund, including the rates of severance taxes on oil and gas production.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB460

Intro

Relating to the dispensing of certain drugs by physicians.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB462

Intro

Relating to the basic allotment and guaranteed yield under the public school finance system.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB213

Intro

Relating to the use of individual graduation committees and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB461

Intro

Relating to an exemption from civil liability for certain professionals for the disclosure of certain mental health information.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB463

Intro

Relating to reciprocity agreements between air ambulance companies operating a subscription program.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB215

Intro

Relating to the authority of a district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation to temporarily lower speed limits.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB454

Intro

Relating to performance incentive funding for certain medical schools based on public health impact.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB453

Intro

Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, includ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB451

Intro

Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain lightbulbs for a limited period.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB445

Intro

Relating to exceptions from the requirement for a person under the direction or control of a local entity or campus police department to assist or cooperate with federal immigration officers.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB446

Intro

Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to certain instruments designed, made, or adapted for use in striking a person with a fist.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB449

Intro

Relating to a requirement that a public or private institution of higher education include a disciplinary notation on a student's transcript under certain circumstances.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB452

Intro

Relating to the creation of truancy masters for Bell County.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB448

Intro

Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB450

Intro

Relating to public access to personal financial statements filed by public officials and candidates.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB447

Intro

Relating to prohibiting certain telemarketing calls by a credit access business.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB430

Intro

Relating to certain information included with ballot propositions for elections to authorize state and local general obligation bonds.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB438

Intro

Relating to the use of a mechanical or electronic device by a person occupying a voting station.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB433

Intro

Relating to the disclosure of public money spent by certain political subdivisions for lobbying activities in a comprehensive annual financial report.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB435

Intro

Relating to the maintenance of information entered into a fee record.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB440

Intro

Relating to general obligation bonds issued by political subdivisions.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB431

Intro

Relating to ineligibility to serve as a poll watcher.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB439

Intro

Relating to a limitation on civil suits against persons reporting suspicious activity in good faith.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB437

Intro

Relating to allowing Medicaid managed care organizations to adopt their own drug formularies.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB434

Intro

Relating to the dispensing of certain medications by therapeutic optometrists.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB212

Intro

Relating to a reporting requirement for certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking at certain public and private institutions of higher education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing administrative penal...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB428

Intro

Relating to the solicitation of pen pals by certain inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB429

Intro

Relating to the state virtual school network and a study on digital learning.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB432

Intro

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.

 


SB159

Intro

Relating to the prohibition of certain required nondisclosure and arbitration agreements.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB75

Intro

Relating to forensic audits of certain school district projects.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB297

Intro

Relating to the elimination of certain property taxes for school district maintenance and operations and the provision of public education funding by increasing the rates of certain state taxes.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB98

Intro

Relating to civil and criminal liability for the unlawful disclosure of intimate visual material.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB238

Intro

Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB251

Intro

Relating to the exclusion of certain resources in determining eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB214

Intro

Relating to the dissemination of information about historically underutilized businesses and the expansion of the small business development center network.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB24

Intro

Relating to increasing criminal penalties for certain family violence offenses committed in the presence of a child.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB272

Intro

Relating to the calculation of average daily attendance for school districts providing certain full-day prekindergarten programs.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB198

Intro

Relating to providing mental health services and mental health education to public school students at school-based health centers.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB299

Intro

Relating to the punishment of certain controlled substance offenses committed in a drug-free zone; increasing criminal penalties.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB40

Intro

Relating to locations, terms, sessions, and procedures for conducting court proceedings.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB240

Intro

Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes imposed on certain residence homesteads.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB50

Intro

Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB32

Intro

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Promise Grant Program for certain students at public institutions of higher education.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB97

Intro

Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB21

Intro

Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB113

Intro

Relating to the registration, operation, and inspection of automated motor vehicles.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB259

Intro

Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB148

Intro

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor Polish Americans in Texas.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB157

Intro

Relating to requiring post-placement review and reporting for child-placing agencies providing international adoption services.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB95

Intro

Relating to the salary paid to classroom teachers employed by public schools.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB26

Intro

Relating to the creation of an alert system to notify affected persons of certain releases of water from certain dams.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB100

Intro

Relating to information on projected changes in weather and water availability in strategic plans of certain state agencies.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB113

Intro

Relating to the minimum wage.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB132

Intro

Relating to operation of the Texas leverage fund program administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB61

Intro

Relating to the use of certain lighting equipment on escort flag vehicles.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB179

Intro

Relating to a special bill of review to reform a final judgment of forfeiture of a bail bond.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB132

Intro

Relating to a limitation on the amount of tuition charged by public institutions of higher education.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB72

Intro

Relating to the continuation of Medicaid benefits provided to certain children adopted from the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB58

Intro

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of leased motor vehicles that are not held primarily for the production of income by the lessee.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB295

Intro

Relating to designating March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB61

Intro

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety devices and educational materials.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB54

Intro

Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations; authorizing a fee.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB211

Intro

Relating to grand jury proceedings; providing a criminal penalty.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB255

Intro

Relating to efforts to encourage full participation in the 2020 federal decennial census by the residents of this state, including the establishment of the Complete Count Commission.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB277

Intro

Relating to a requirement that online admission application forms for public institutions of higher education include a link to certain comparative gainful employment data.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB187

Intro

Relating to the election of trustees of certain school districts.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB51

Intro

Relating to requiring the review of public school district paperwork to limit paperwork requirements.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB67

Intro

Relating to the administration of the ad valorem tax system; authorizing a fee.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB87

Intro

Relating to information provided to minors during the driver's license application process.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB27

Intro

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault or aggravated assault of a federal law enforcement officer.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB59

Intro

Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB305

Intro

Relating to the requirement that a state agency or political subdivision with authority to impose a tax post certain information on an Internet website.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB193

Intro

Relating to contracts and other documents issued by credit access businesses.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB306

Intro

Relating to the creation of an open burn pit registry for certain service members and veterans.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB275

Intro

Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB188

Intro

Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and to the enforcement of that prohibition.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB38

Intro

Relating to prohibiting the manufacture, assembly, or ownership of unmarked firearms; creating a criminal offense; authorizing a fee.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB115

Intro

Relating to the requirements for the issuance of identification documentation for foster care youth.

 


SB140

Intro

Relating to the use of alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements for certain students.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

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SB66

Intro

Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB148

Intro

Relating to covered benefits under the child health plan.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB221

Intro

Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in certain capital felony cases.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB131

Intro

Relating to extreme risk protective orders and the prosecution of the criminal offense of unlawful transfer of a firearm; creating a criminal offense.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB99

Intro

Relating to the ability of certain relative caretakers of dependent children to receive supplemental financial assistance and be assigned as protective payees for financial assistance payments.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB252

Intro

Relating to increasing awareness of the dangers of exposing children to secondhand smoke.
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HB215

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Relating to the appointment by the attorney general of a special prosecutor to prosecute certain offenses that are committed by certain peace officers and that result in serious bodily injury or death.
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SB88

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Relating to a pilot project for financing certain Texas Department of Transportation projects.
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HB78

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Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners; imposing fees; creating criminal offenses; increasing criminal penalties.
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HB57

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Relating to establishing a pilot project to offer student loans for certain courses offered by a public junior college.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB152

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Relating to the collection, storage, and analysis of sexual assault evidence and evidence of other sex offenses.
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SB45

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Relating to the expression of breast milk in the Capitol and other public buildings.
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HB231

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Relating to transportation services for homeless students.
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HB96

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Relating to the evaluation of an application for a low income housing tax credit.
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HB281

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Relating to electronic voter registration.
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HB114

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Relating to providing public high school students information regarding the availability of college credit awarded for military experience, education, and training obtained during military service.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB103

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Relating to automatic voter registration on issuance or change of a driver's license or identification card by the Department of Public Safety.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB253

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Relating to a strategic plan to address postpartum depression.
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SB144

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Relating to the establishment of a public law school in El Paso County.
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HB246

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Relating to abolishing the death penalty.
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HB126

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Relating to certain time limits on a delay in the state's readiness to proceed with the trial of a criminal case.
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HB162

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Relating to suspending the driver's licenses of certain persons convicted of driving while intoxicated offenses.
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HB217

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Relating to health benefit plan coverage for hair prostheses for cancer patients.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB97

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Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of unlawful disclosure or promotion of intimate visual material.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB142

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Relating to the availability of school counselors at public middle, junior high, and high school campuses.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB131

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Relating to the creation of an open burn pit registry for certain service members and veterans.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB285

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Relating to work requirements and employment and training services for certain persons receiving benefits under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB35

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Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas B-On-time student loan program.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB124

Intro

Relating to the applicability of educator certification and assignment requirements to school districts of innovation.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB77

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Relating to the use of information from traffic surveillance technology by governmental entities.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB36

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Relating to providing free full-day prekindergarten for certain children.
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HB55

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Relating to class size limits and student/teacher ratios for prekindergarten classes provided by or on behalf of public schools.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB82

Intro

Relating to designating May 8 as Military Spouse and Partner Appreciation Day.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB65

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Relating to state contracting and procurement.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB28

Intro

Relating to the prevailing wage for work associated with public work contracts; authorizing a penalty.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB164

Intro

Relating to early voting by mail by any qualified voter.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB41

Intro

Relating to paid leave for a state employee who is a search and rescue volunteer.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB163

Intro

Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land if a change in use of the land occurs.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB213

Intro

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain offenses committed in a vehicle operated by a public transportation system.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB209

Intro

Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations...
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HB120

Intro

Relating to the exemption of certain public school students of limited English proficiency from certain state-administered assessment instruments.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB290

Intro

Relating to the minimum wage.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB266

Intro

Relating to the definition of sanitary, decent, and safe dwelling for housing developments.
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HB280

Intro

Relating to court appointment of a receiver for a property that is in violation of certain municipal ordinances.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB158

Intro

Relating to the use of certain previous convictions for enhancing the criminal penalty for certain subsequent criminal offenses.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB145

Intro

Relating to health benefit plan coverage in this state.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB216

Intro

Relating to historically underutilized businesses and to goods and services purchased by governmental entities.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB171

Intro

Relating to the admissibility of evidence in an asset forfeiture proceeding and the seizure and forfeiture of certain property.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB201

Intro

Relating to the composition of the combative sports advisory board.

 


SB107

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Relating to coverage for serious mental illness under certain group health benefit plans

 

HB44

Intro

Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Transportation on the use of municipal impact fees for roadway facilities.
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HB184

Intro

Relating to prosecutors providing information about the benefits and costs of a proposed sentence for a defendant in a criminal trial.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB149

Intro

Relating to the eligibility of school bus drivers for unemployment compensation benefits.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB69

Intro

Relating to the right to vacate and avoid liability under a residential lease after a tenant's death.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB104

Intro

Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB165

Intro

Relating to the registration of voters at a polling place during early voting by personal appearance and related procedures.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB44

Intro

Relating to the use of a wireless communication device by a state officer or employee while operating a motor vehicle.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB134

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Relating to the form of ballot propositions in an election seeking authorization for the issuance of school district bonds supported by property taxes.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB286

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Relating to promotion of the use of recyclable materials as feedstock for manufacturing.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB135

Intro

Relating to the eligibility of land used as an ecological laboratory for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB70

Intro

Relating to a single local use tax rate as an alternative to combined local use tax rates for computing the amount of local use taxes remote sellers are required to collect and to the allocation of tax revenue collected at that rate.
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HB167

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Relating to the participation of certain students in University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB174

Intro

Relating to the expunction of records in residential eviction suits.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB57

Intro

Relating to the release of a motor vehicle accident report to an authorized representative of certain professionals.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB293

Intro

Relating to the allocation to the state highway fund of certain motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenue and to the use of that revenue.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB168

Intro

Relating to the removal from office of a public officer of a political subdivision for policies or actions regarding immigration enforcement.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB154

Intro

Relating to a change of name and sex for certain persons and the issuance of associated vital records and documentation; authorizing a fee.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB160

Intro

Relating to a prohibition on sex discrimination in employment compensation.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB260

Intro

Relating to the creation of a cross-border motor vehicle traffic congestion web portal.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB166

Intro

Relating to waiver programs for recipients of the Purple Heart provided by toll project entities.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB205

Intro

Relating to grand jury proceedings; providing a punishment for contempt of court.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB116

Intro

Relating to improving training and staff development for primary and secondary educators to enable them to more effectively serve all students.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB133

Intro

Relating to the payment of gratuities to certain employees.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB94

Intro

Relating to the receipt by certain relative caretakers of dependent children of supplemental financial assistance and the assignment of those relative caretakers as protective payees for financial assistance payments; providing a civil penalty; creat...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB186

Intro

Relating to the determination of the weight of marihuana and other tetrahydrocannabinols for the purpose of the prosecution and punishment of the offense of possession of those substances.
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HB235

Intro

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain offenses committed in a vehicle operated by a public transportation system.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB229

Intro

Relating to the temporary confidentiality and automatic expunction of records and files relating to certain nonviolent misdemeanor offenses.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB180

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Relating to a waiver of fees for foster care and homeless youth for driver's licenses and personal identification certificates.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB139

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Relating to the establishment of a new open-enrollment charter school or campus.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB133

Intro

Relating to designating May 18 as School Shooting Victims Remembrance Day.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB279

Intro

Relating to authorizing the Midland County Hospital District of Midland County, Texas, to impose a sales and use tax.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB119

Intro

Relating to liability for and reporting of accidents involving certain motor vehicles.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB43

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Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB136

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Relating to pollinator health.
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HB220

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Relating to reimbursement of health care providers under Medicaid.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB239

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Relating to social work services in public schools.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB109

Intro

Relating to the operation of open-enrollment charter schools on Memorial Day.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB123

Intro

Relating to the issuance of personal identification documents for foster children, homeless children or youth, and unaccompanied youth.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB146

Intro

Relating to the adoption of cats and dogs previously used for research.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB37

Intro

Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of mail theft.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB160

Intro

Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation by certain taxing units of a portion of the appraised value of the residence homestead of the parent or guardian of a minor who is disabled and who resides with the parent or guardian.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB86

Intro

Relating to prohibiting the reckless discharge of a firearm; creating a criminal offense.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB69

Intro

Relating to the authority of the comptroller regarding the management of the general revenue fund and the economic stabilization fund.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB242

Intro

Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations; increasing a criminal penalty.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB302

Intro

Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB53

Intro

Relating to a request for 9-1-1 service by text message and the provision of available contact information.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB120

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Relating to criminal history record information obtained or disseminated by certain private entities; providing a civil penalty.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB48

Intro

Relating to a database of employers penalized for failure to pay wages or convicted of certain offenses involving wage theft.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB118

Intro

Relating to the extension of the expiration date of the Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act

 


HB208

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Relating to creating a disadvantaged business assistance program to be operated by the Texas Department of Transportation.
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HB304

Intro

Relating to the governance and operation of municipal management districts.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB115

Intro

Relating to a report by certain vessel operators on gambling device payout percentages; providing a civil penalty.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB83

Intro

Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 1570 in Hunt County as the John L. Horn Memorial Parkway.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB137

Intro

Relating to reports by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality about dams that have certain hazard classifications.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB254

Intro

Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB195

Intro

Relating to the creation of certain criminal offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows; authorizing a fee.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB127

Intro

Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state agency contracting and procurement.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB82

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Relating to expenditures for lobbying activities made by a recipient of state funds.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB111

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Relating to a salary career ladder for certain state employees.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB129

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Relating to eligibility for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of certain first responders.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB204

Intro

Relating to the inclusion of instruction about mental health in the required curriculum for public school students.
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SB34

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Relating to the maximum number of semester credit hours allowed for and funding sources used to supplement a TEXAS grant.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB101

Intro

Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of false caller identification information display.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB155

Intro

Relating to notice provided to a court regarding a defendant confined in a state jail felony facility.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB121

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Relating to the adoption of cats and dogs previously used for research.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB301

Intro

Relating to fees collected by a justice court; increasing a fee.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB226

Intro

Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state and to make certain recommendations regarding those laws, to criminal offenses previously compiled in statutes outside the Penal Code, to repealing certain of those o...
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SB108

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Relating to measures to increase participation in state programs relating to saving money or prepaying for college.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB118

Intro

Relating to the salary paid to certain professional employees of public schools.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB176

Intro

Relating to prohibiting a person's waiver of a right to an expunction or to an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information with respect to a criminal offense.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB165

Intro

Relating to providing for endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB230

Intro

Relating to reporting by political subdivisions regarding the receipt or expenditure of federal funds.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB70

Intro

Relating to a strategic plan goal by the Department of Agriculture to prevent crop diseases in this state.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB203

Intro

Relating to the authority of a county assistance district to impose a sales and use tax.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB202

Intro

Relating to a study regarding the costs of educating educationally disadvantaged students and students of limited English proficiency in public schools.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB219

Intro

Relating to requirements regarding a municipality's comprehensive plan for long-range development, including adoption of an environmental report.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB128

Intro

Relating to the eligibility for release on parole of certain inmates serving a sentence for the criminal offense of continuous trafficking of persons.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB58

Intro

Relating to public and private school searches of students with parental consent and certain disciplinary measures and other procedures that may arise from such a search.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB49

Intro

Relating to daylight saving time.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB102

Intro

Relating to providing for voter registration at a polling place
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB224

Intro

Relating to a petition for a municipal animal control authority to manage dangerous dogs and aggressive dogs in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the municipality.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB81

Intro

Relating to the disclosure under the public information law of certain information related to parades, concerts, or other entertainment events open to the general public that are paid for with public funds.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB64

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Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files relating to certain criminal offenses.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB139

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Relating to a notice of educational rights and recovery by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools of costs for certain student evaluations.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB227

Intro

Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

SB73

Intro

Relating to personal information that may be omitted from certain property records.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB264

Intro

Relating to a report by the Department of Public Safety of certain information on border crime and other criminal activity related to border security.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB164

Intro

Relating to the exclusion from the market value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes of the value of any improvement, or any feature incorporated in an improvement, made to the property if the primary purpose of the improvement or feature is ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB154

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Relating to the recording of certain personal information of voters by election officials.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB73

Intro

Relating to assistance provided to a voter.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB117

Intro

Relating to inspection procedures in certain long-term care facilities and the creation of a long-term care legislative oversight committee.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB241

Intro

Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.

SB126

Relating to the establishment of one or more supplemental county civil service commissions in certain counties.

HB141

Relating to minimum education requirements for child protective services caseworkers.

SB68

Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs.

SB112

Relating to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation.

HB177

Relating to participation in the countywide polling place program.

HB79

Relating to voter registration procedures.

HB271

Relating to student access of career school and college transcripts and certificates of completion of training.

HB294

Relating to prohibiting the operation of the Loop 375 Border Highway West Project as a toll project.

HB310

Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 1570 in Hunt County as the John L. Horn Parkway.

SB169

Relating to the use of certain lighting equipment on escort flag vehicles.

SB153

Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct.

HB248

Relating to the medical accuracy of informational materials given to a woman seeking an abortion.

HB265

Relating to the collection and reporting of information from motor vehicle stops made by law enforcement.

HB145

Relating to fees for services by the offices of the sheriff and constables.

HB244

Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB181

Relating to the establishment of a pilot program for the issuance of digital identification.

HB296

Relating to notice of bill payment assistance programs for certain electric customers.

HB234

Relating to the local regulation of the sale of lemonade or other beverages by children.

HB237

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.

HB307

Relating to the posting of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms.

SB119

Relating to actions by a retailer that constitute engaging in business in this state for purposes of the use tax and to the allocation of certain revenue derived from that tax.

SB134

Relating to the participation of the medical school at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in the Joint Admission Medical Program.

SB125

Relating to the term of a parking permit issued to a residential tenant by a landlord.

HB289

Relating to the criminal penalty for possession of certain small amounts of controlled substances in Penalty Group 1.

HB65

Relating to reporting information regarding public school disciplinary actions.

SB42

Relating to residential mortgage loans, including the financing of residential real estate purchases by means of a wrap mortgage loan; providing licensing requirements; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB106

Relating to employer retaliation against employees who seek recovery of unpaid wages and procedures in wage claim hearings conducted by the Texas Workforce Commission.

HB107

Relating to the dissemination of criminal history record information by the Department of Public Safety concerning certain intoxication criminal offenses.

HB223

Relating to the funding through greenhouse gas emissions fees of energy efficiency programs administered by certain utilities; authorizing a fee.

SB130

Relating to the use of hypnotically induced testimony in a criminal trial.

HB35

Relating to the creation of a Texas conditional driver's permit, provisional Texas conditional driver's permit, and Texas conditional instruction permit; authorizing a fee.

HB83

Relating to administrative penalties assessed by the Texas Workforce Commission against certain employers for failure to pay wages.

HB274

Relating to the creation of the disaster reinvestment and infrastructure planning revolving fund and the permissible uses of that fund; making an appropriation.

HB249

Relating to the waiting period before a physician may perform an abortion.

HB89

Relating to the public school finance system.

HB212

Relating to the preference given by state agencies for certain goods and services produced or offered by small businesses.

HB191

Relating to the disposal of pesticides.

HB36

Relating to expedited proceedings in cases involving dangerously damaged or deteriorated or substandard buildings or improvements in a municipality.

SB123

Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.

HB34

Relating to a statewide disaster alert system.

HB92

Relating to a public school campus's election under a campus turnaround plan to operate as a community school.

SB46

Relating to the prohibition against sexual harassment in the workplace.

SB151

Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB175

Relating to the amount of late fees that may be charged to certain tenants.

HB250

Relating to attorney's fees associated with certain court proceedings for cruelly treated animals; authorizing fees and costs.

SB158

Relating to increasing criminal penalties for the offense of making a firearm accessible to a child.

HB291

Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to issue a building construction permit or final certificate of occupancy for a building or facility required to meet certain accessibility standards; providing an administrative penalty.

HB263

Relating to an exemption from motor vehicle sales and use taxes for certain previously leased motor vehicles.

HB103

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Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]

 

HB105

Relating to the inclusion of information about oversize and overweight vehicles in the curriculum of driver education and driving safety courses.

 

 

 

Harris County mistakenly suspends voter registrations after GOP challenge

By Zach Despart, Staff Writer Aug. 21, 2018 Updated: Aug. 22, 201

Harris County mistakenly placed more than 1,700 voters on its suspension list in response to a local Republican official’s challenge of nearly 4,000 voter registrations, county Tax Assessor-Collector Ann Harris Bennett said Wednesday.

The situation quickly spun into a partisan spat with the Harris County Democrats accusing the GOP of targeting Democratic voters, and the Harris County Republican Party blasting Bennett, who also is the county’s voter registrar, for the suspensions and for confusing voters.

“Democrat Voter Registrar Ann Harris Bennett should not have jumped the gun by suspending those voters’ registrations,” Harris County Republican Party Chairman Paul Simpson said in a statement. “We urge Democrat Ann Harris Bennett to follow the law and quit violating voters’ rights.”

The suspensions came to light after Bennett’s office mailed letters to the voters whose registrations were challenged, asking them to confirm their addresses.

Assistant County Attorney Douglas Ray said counties are required to give voters 30 days to respond to those requests before placing them on a suspension list, but Bennett’s office took that action prematurely in some cases.

“They were following procedure they believed was the correct procedure, but after they consulted with us, they realized that the correct procedure was to wait 30 days,” Ray said.

Bennett blamed the mistake on a software glitch (of course it couldn't be that I dont know my job it had to be a software glitch). She said her office discovered the error after three or four days, and immediately fixed the 1,735 suspended registrations.

The suspension list is poorly named, Ray said, because voters whose registrations are placed on suspension remain eligible to cast ballots. Voters are purged from the rolls, he said, only if they are placed on the suspension list, fail to respond to letters from the county and fail to vote in two consecutive federal elections.

Alan Vera, chairman of the Harris County Republican Party’s Ballot Security Committee, said he filed the 4,000 challenges in July. Under Texas law, any voter may challenge the registration of another voter in the same county.

Vera said he aims to ensure Harris County voters cast ballots at the correct polling places. He said he and a group of volunteers combed through the rolls looking for voters who had listed locations of post offices or parcel stores, where they may have post office boxes, as their addresses.

Voters are supposed to register at the addresses where they live, so Vera said he is challenging those registrations as illegitimate.

“This was about making sure the voter registration records were correct, so people vote in the correct elections,” he said.

Vera in 2009 helped found True The Vote, a Houston-area tea party group that advocates for stricter voter registration and identification laws, and that supported President Donald Trump’s unproven claims that millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election. Trump’s own voter fraud commission was unable to substantiate his claims, and since has disbanded.

Vera denied that his registration challenges were motivated by partisanship, but Harris County Democratic Party Chairwoman Lillie Schecter alleged in a Tuesday afternoon email to supporters that his effort targeted “nearly 4,000 Democratic voters.”

In a telephone conversation later, Schecter said she had no evidence to support her claim, and that her email should not be interpreted as a statement of fact.

“It is the assumption we’ve gone on, based on the fact it was sent over by Republicans,” Schecter said, adding that the party would cross-check the list of challenged registrations against heavily Democratic communities. Typical Democrat Response just throw a bunch of lies out hope no one catches you and when they do you say well it was the Republicans who did it so it must be Partisan.

Third Ward resident Lynn Lane said he and several neighbors received letters from Bennett’s office stating their voter registrations had been challenged. He said that when he checked his registration online, it was listed as suspended.

Lane said he has learned he still is eligible to vote, but said many residents may assume their voting rights have been revoked if their registrations are listed as suspended.

 

Governor Abbott Announces $5 Million In Texas Talent Connection Grants For Workforce Training Programs

Governor Greg Abbott today announced $5 million in Texas Talent Connection grants to 13 workforce training and job placement programs across the state. This second round of 2018 Texas Talent Connection competitive grant awards, administered by the Texas Workforce Investment Council in the Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism division, supports education and workforce training programs that lead to successful job placement, increased wages and improved job retention, as well as programs serving workforce populations with special needs.

“Texas leads the nation in private-sector job creation because of our highly skilled workforce,” said Governor Abbott. “When we asked Texas employers what the most important factor is for future job growth and business expansion, the top answer is continued access to a skilled and flexible workforce. With the $5 million in Texas Talent Connection grants announced today, we are connecting more Texans to in-demand skills training and connecting more employers to work-ready skilled Texans, so they can grow even more good-paying jobs in the Lone Star State.”

The $500,000 in first-round Texas Talent Connection grants were awarded in April to six local workforce boards from across the state and specifically supported middle-skill STEM internship programs.

The $5 million in second-round Texas Talent Connection grant awards announced today include:

$500,000 to the Concho Valley Workforce Development Board in Tom Green County for the 2018 Concho Valley Workforce Internship and Work Ready Community project, a community-based effort to certify workers in foundational workplace skills needed for high-demand, middle-skill STEM occupational jobs;

$500,000 to Kilgore College in Gregg County for the East Texas Workforce Partnership project, a collaboration with Workforce Solutions East Texas centers to provide skills-upgrade training for dislocated oil and gas workers though innovative, short-term, go-to-work training programs;

$500,000 to the Tarrant County Workforce Development Board for project BEST (Bringing Ex-Offenders Solutions Texas) designed to reintegrate ex-offenders back into the community and provide skills training leading to employment, with priority for placement in the program given to re-entering military veterans;

$499,990 to the University of Houston-Downtown in Harris County for the UHD STEM Training Center for Underrepresented Workforce Career Ready project, a partnership with Houston ISD, Harmony Charter Schools, Alief ISD schools and the Gulf Coast Workforce Board-Houston, providing STEM education and training;

$450,677 to Bay Area Houston Advanced Technology Consortium in Harris County for the Fiber Optics Training for Military Veterans project facilitating veteran’s transition into the civilian workforce through job readiness, training and placement;

$450,000 to CARE – The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland in Bexar County for the SPIRIT Project – Job Readiness for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, with the goal of developing the untapped labor force in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities community to meet workforce needs;

$398,758 to Alvin Community College in Harris County for the Alvin Community College Success Initiative serving Brazoria County with integrated reading, writing and math curricula to model workplace applications for postsecondary youth and adults, along with mentoring, academic counseling and career coaching;             

$388,284 to North Central Texas College District in Denton for the Career Services Center project, a community connector linking students to valuable long- and short-term work, internships and co-ops;

$350,000 to Project ARRIBA in El Paso County for the Bridging the Gap project designed to improve the educational and employment outcomes of low-income, minority, veteran and unemployed or underemployed adults;                    

$325,000 to The Community Learning Center Inc. in Tarrant County for the Manufacturing and Aerospace Assembly Training project providing workforce transition and training for veterans and dislocated workers to addresses an increasing need for workers with advanced manufacturing knowledge and skills;

$258,755 to Workforce Solutions Borderplex in El Paso for the Reboot El Paso 2.0 project offering GED training, work-based training and entry-level positions to re-engage disenfranchised youth, ages 16-24, in the growing computer science and information technology sector;

$177,520 to Lamar State College Port Arthur in Jefferson County for the Continuing to Build Our Future project offering training in construction site safety, site planning reading, form building, concrete work and scaffolding leading to an Intermediate Certificate in Construction Site Carpentry, as well as three national industry-based certifications; and

$165,900 to The Arc of the Capital Area for the Supported Employment project helping adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Travis and Williamson counties connect to job opportunities, navigate common barriers to employment and participate in specialized on-the job training.

The Texas Workforce Investment Council assists the Governor and the Legislature with strategic planning for and evaluation of the Texas workforce system to promote the development of a well-educated, highly skilled workforce for Texas. The Council members represent workforce system partners and stakeholders, including business and industry, organized labor, education and community-based organizations, and state agencies, including the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The $5.5 million in Texas Talent Connection grants awarded this year by Governor Abbott are Wagner-Peyser 7(b) grant funds allocated to the Governor’s Office by the U.S. Department of Labor to encourage innovation in workforce training and job placement services.

 

Governor Abbott Unveils Plan To Address School Safety In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today joined state and local leaders to unveil his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan. The Governor’s plan contains 40 recommendations and includes proposals that call for increasing law enforcement presence at schools, strengthening existing campus security programs, enhancing firearm safety, providing mental health evaluations that identify students at risk of harming others, and much more. Today’s announcement, which the Governor unveiled in Dallas, TX and San Marcos, TX, follows a series of roundtable discussions held last week during which the Governor spoke to, and received input from, victims, parents, educators, lawmakers, law enforcement and policy experts to help generate solutions that improve safety and security at Texas schools.

“This plan is a starting point, not an ending place,” said Governor Abbott. “It provides strategies that can be used before the next school year begins to keep our students safe when they return to school. This plan will make our schools safer and our communities safer.”

In addition to the actions Governor Abbott is taking today, he will also ask Texas Senate and House leaders to issue an interim charge to consider the merits of adopting a “red flag” law allowing law enforcement, a family member, school employee, or a district attorney to file a petition seeking the removal of firearms from a potentially dangerous person, only after legal due process is provided.

The recommendations announced today identify nearly $110 million in total funding, including $70 million that is already or will soon be available to begin this important work. Additionally, the Governor has identified a specific need for $30 million that he will work with the Legislature to fund next session.

Here is the full list of the Governor's recommendations 

IMMEDIATE FUNDING ASSISTANCE TO SANTA FE

Governor’s Criminal Justice Division Grants:

Deploying Crisis Response Counselors To Meet Immediate Mental Health Needs.

Assisting Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Efforts to Provide a Long-Term Behavioral Health Response.

Ensuring First Responders Have Mental Health Resources.

Providing Additional Counselors to ISDs in the Santa Fe Area.

Providing Highly-Trained Counselors to Santa Fe ISD for the Upcoming School Year.

Coordinating Long-Term Community Mental Health Efforts.

 U.S. Department Of Education Grant:

Office of the Governor has worked with the U.S. Department of Education to immediately deliver $1 million to Santa Fe ISD through the School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) program.

MAKING SCHOOLS SAFER

Immediately Increase Law Enforcement Presence At Schools:

Schools should collaborate with local law enforcement to heighten police presence on school campuses.

Prioritize hiring retired peace officers – specifically police, sheriffs, and constables – and military veterans for school security.

Train More School Marshals And Improve The Program:

Increase the number of school marshals by funding training this summer.

Increase the number of school marshals that can be appointed per school.

Remove the firearm storage requirement for school marshals who are in direct contact with students.

Revamp marshal training requirements to focus more time on firearms training.

Require annual refresher courses to maintain school marshal skills.

Provide Active Shooter And Emergency Response Training:

Protect students and teachers by better preparing campus security to respond to active shooters.

The Texas School Safety Center will deliver a workshop-based course that allows for hands-on application of high-quality planning practices.

The Texas School Safety Center will partner with the I Love You Guys Foundation to provide training in the Standard Response Protocol and the Standard Reunification Method for school personnel.

Hardening Of Campus Facilities:

Improve the infrastructure and design of Texas schools to prevent security threats

Prioritize Increased Federal Funding Toward Immediate School Safety Improvements:

TEA will work with school districts to prioritize $62.1 million in new federal funding toward immediate school safety improvements, including school hardening, increased law enforcement patrols, implementation of mental health programs, and other recommendations discussed in this plan

Strengthen Existing Campus Security Programs:

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) should review school districts’ and charter schools’ school safety and security audits.

Specifically require certain members of the community to serve on an ISD or charter school’s safety and security committee.

The School Safety and Security Committee should be required to discuss with local law enforcement the expansion of patrol zones to include the school district.

The School Safety and Security Committee should hold meetings at least three times per year.

School Safety and Security Committees should periodically provide updates to the school board.

Schools should be required to notify parents if a significant threat to students’ safety occurs.

PREVENTING THREATS IN ADVANCE

Provide Mental Health Evaluations That Identify Students At Risk Of Harming Others And Provide Them The Help They Need:

To enhance school safety and ensure additional behavioral health services are available to students on-campus, expand access to Texas Tech Health Sciences Center’s Telemedicine Wellness Intervention Triage & Referral (TWITR) Project.

Increase Mental Health First Aid Training:

Increase Mental Health First Aid training during summer 2018

Provide Schools with Behavioral Threat Assessment Programs:

The Texas School Safety Center will partner with SIGMA Threat Management to deliver training on Behavioral Threat Assessment to school personnel.

Better Utilize And Expand On-Campus Counseling Resources:

Prioritize the importance of the mental and behavioral health needs of students by freeing up counselors to focus on those needs, encourage school district’s to add more counselors at the campus level, and appropriate funds to fill in gaps.

 Expand Campus Crime Stoppers Programs:

Expand Crime Stoppers operations and launch an awareness campaign for school employees and students to encourage the reporting of tips related to school crime.

Use Digital Technology to Prevent Attacks:

Increase the use and awareness of DPS’ “iWatch Texas” reporting system to enable and encourage parents, students, and teachers to easily report potential harm or criminal activity directed at school students, school employees, and schools.

Deploy More Fusion Centers To Monitor Social Media For Threats:

Increase the number of fusion centers in Texas to improve law enforcement’s ability to identify, process, and resolve potential threats that appear on social media.

Improve Mental Health Crisis Response Infrastructure:

To better respond to the needs of students and school faculty in the aftermath of a crisis, expand the Texas Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Network to improve outcomes.

Increase The Safety Of Charter Schools:

Include charter schools in the same school safety requirements as Independent School Districts.

Allowing charter schools to access similar safety options as Independent School Districts.

Remove From The Classroom Students Who Threaten Teachers:

Protect school employees by implementing a zero-tolerance policy for students who commit assault.

To improve the learning environment by making campuses safer, expand the list of offenses for which a student may be expelled or placed in a disciplinary alternative educational program.

When a student is placed in a DAEP classroom, the school district should implement a cycle of restorative practices designed to address the underlying mental or behavioral health issues, including screenings from the TWITR project or similar programs.

ENHANCING FIREARMS SAFETY

Close Critical Information Gaps To Help Prevent Shootings Like That In Sutherland Springs:

Create a statewide case management system to provide magistrates immediate access to critical information and to speed the timely reporting of court records for federal background checks.

Study A Protective Order Law To Keep Guns Out Of The Hands Of Those Mentally Unfit To Bear Arms, But Only After Legal Due Process Is Allowed To Ensure Second Amendment Rights Are Not Violated:

Encourage the Texas Senate and House leaders to issue an interim charge to consider the merits of adopting a red flag law allowing law enforcement, a family member, school employee, or a district attorney to file a petition seeking the removal of firearms from a potentially dangerous person only after legal due process is provided.

Mandate A 48-Hour Reporting Period To Close Gaps In Federally Mandated Background Checks:

Adjudications affecting the right to legally purchase and possess firearms should be reported within 48 hours. This 48-hour requirement should also extend to protective orders and family violence convictions. Courts should ensure that all disqualifying felony convictions are entered as soon as possible.

Strengthening The Safe Firearm Storage Law:

To help ensure firearm safety, make modifications to the Texas gun storage law.

Promote Awareness Of Safe Storage Practices:

Promote voluntary use of gun locks.

Increase notification and awareness of the law.

Mandatory Reporting Of Lost Or Stolen Guns:

To aid law enforcement, require that gun owners report when their firearms are lost or stolen within 10 days.

 

Going further than prior proposals, Abbott unveils a plan to slow Texas property tax growth

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a plan to limit annual local governments' property tax revenue growth to 2.5 percent. To increase revenue beyond that, governments would need approval from two-thirds of voters.

BY BRANDON FORMBY AND PATRICK SVITEK JAN. 16, 2018 10 AM 92
 
HOUSTON — Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a plan to "rein in skyrocketing property taxes" in Texas, looking to lay down a marker in a debate that dominated the legislative sessions last year and promises to remain front and center through the 2018 primaries and his re-election campaign.

"Enough is enough," Abbott said at a news conference flanked by Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and several lawmakers. "Texans are fed up with property taxes being raised with impunity. They are tired of endless government spending while honest, hard-working people struggle just to keep up with paying their tax bills. We can no longer sit idly by while homeowners are reduced to tenants of their very own property with taxing authorities playing the role of landlord."

A key tenet of Abbott’s proposal is to prevent cities, counties and school districts from collecting more than 2.5 percent more in property tax revenue than they did in the previous year without voter approval. That’s a far lower cap than controversial thresholds that twice failed to make it through the Legislature last year. And his plan would require that two-thirds of voters — well beyond a simple majority — approve any increase above that 2.5 percent threshold.

But Abbott’s plan also offers local leaders something last year’s property tax overhauls didn’t. The state would no longer be able to saddle local governments with providing new services without providing state funding to cover the costs, he said. And when it comes to funding public education — which makes up the majority of local property tax bills — Texas lawmakers would likely be required to put up more state funds under Abbott’s proposal.

At the news conference, Abbott acknowledged that the Legislature might need to pass a school finance reform package as a precursor to his tax proposal, pointing to his successful push last year for the creation of the Texas Commission on Public School Finance. The panel is expected to report its findings to the governor and the Legislature by the end of this year.

The governor’s plan would also subject school districts to the same revenue caps as cities and counties, which is almost certain to be controversial.

Another provision in the proposal would also require local governments to be more transparent about the debt they carry when asking voters to approve new bond packages. And it would also require a supermajority of voters to approve additional debt.

While the plan would slow increases in how much money local governments collectively take in, it wouldn’t necessarily lower individual property tax bills. The amount of money a landowner must pay each year is not just tied to the tax rates that local governments set. It is also determined by the appraised value of the land and any buildings on it. So a city could lower its tax rate and a homeowner could still pay more in property taxes than a previous year if the owner's assessed values have gone up.

The cap in Abbott’s plan wouldn’t be applied to either the tax rate or the increase in appraised value -- it would only pertain to the total amount of money a local government collects on existing land and buildings.

Current law allows voters to weigh in on increased property tax revenues that cities, counties and special purpose districts collect. But that only happens if revenues increase 8 percent or more — and voters collect enough signatures to force an election.

Revenue increases from new construction don't apply toward the election thresholds in current law or Abbott's proposal. 

It’s still unclear how much luck Abbott will have with lawmakers who return to Austin next year. Similar property tax overhauls failed amid an intra-Republican party war between the Senate and House last year, with members of each chamber blaming the other for the failures. But the lower chamber next year will have a new leader since House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio — often cast as the chief obstructor of Abbott and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s agenda — is not seeking another term.

Asked Tuesday about his plan's chances in the 2019 legislative session — especially given the hurdles less ambitious proposals faced last year — Abbott expressed confidence that public sentiment will force lawmakers to act.

"Frankly, I think it will be easy to get it through both the House and Senate because taxpayers in the state of Texas are frustrated," Abbott told reporters. "Every member of the House is running for election right now. Every member of the House is hearing they need to do something to constrain property taxes in Texas, and so I know when everyone comes back to the Capitol, they understand they have to do something."

Patrick, meanwhile, cited the pending change in House leadership as a possible catalyst for a property tax bill. 

"It is my hope that leadership in House next session understands that we're not going to wait any longer for real property tax reform and relief and that we'll have a partner to get this done," Patrick said, later telling reporters he hopes a commitment to reducing property taxes is "one of the prerequisites before House members" vote on their next leader. 

The proposal is also expected to ignite anger from local leaders, who say state officials in recent years have overstepped their bounds and tried to control how cities, counties and school districts operate. In Texas, only local governments are allowed to collect property taxes. The state is largely funded by sales taxes. Texas is among seven states that don't have a state income tax.

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