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H 1 - Otto
General Appropriations Bill
02/09/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to General Appropriations Bill.
H 1008 - Davis Y
Unused Drugs and Public Hospitals
01/28/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the establishment by the Department of State Health Services of a program for the transfer of certain unused drugs to public hospitals.
H 1011 - Canales
Economic Stabilization Fund and Veteran Assistance
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to the fund for veterans' assistance for grants to improve the level of health services provided to certain veterans.
H 1021 - Farias
Allocation of Grants for Veterans Assistance
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance.
H 1028 - Farias
Charitable Organization Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
01/28/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the eligibility of a charitable organization that provides affordable housing for female veterans and their dependents for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by the organization.
H 1038 - Sheffield J
Hemophilia Medical Treatment Insurance Coverage
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to insurance coverage for hemophilia medical treatment.
H 1041 - Collier
Medicaid Reimbursement Disputes Judicial Review
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to administrative and judicial review of certain Medicaid reimbursement disputes.
H 1048 - Farias
Veterans Court Programs Participation Eligibility
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the administration of and eligibility for participation in veterans court programs; changes a fee.
H 1052 - Parker
Hydrocephalus Awareness Month Designation
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to designating September as Hydrocephalus Awareness Month.
H 1056 - Rodriguez Ju
Toll Project Entities Discount Programs for Veterans
01/30/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to discount programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities.
H 1069 - Rodriguez E
Services for Persons Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to services for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and certification requirements for interpreters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; provides an administrative penalty; requires a fee and changing the rate of a fee; requires an occupational certification.
H 1071 - Zerwas
Palliative Care and Quality of Life Advisory Council
02/02/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the establishment of the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council.
H 1093 - Guillen
STAR Medicaid Managed Care Rate-setting Process
02/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to transparency in the STAR Medicaid managed care rate-setting process.
H 1097 - Johnson
Veteran Autopsy Reports Release
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the release of veteran autopsy reports to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1098 - Johnson
Opioid Antagonists Prescriptions for Overdose Treatment
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses.
H 1104 - Raymond
Family Violence Victims Competitive Bidding Requirement
02/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to exempting the procurement of services for victims of family violence from competitive bidding requirements.
H 1116 - Sheffield J
Social Workers Providing Health Care Services Liability
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations.
H 1138 - Israel
Medical Assistance Expansion Eligibility
02/04/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 115 - Dale
Purple Heart Medal
02/25/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Reported favorably.
Relates to the criteria for awarding the Purple Heart Medal to members of the Armed Forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.
H 1158 - Lozano
Money Received by a Nonprofit Organization Use
02/05/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the use of money received by a nonprofit organization to implement a supplemental environmental project.
H 116 - Martinez Fische
Medicaid Expansion
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to expanding eligibility for benefits under the Medicaid program; requires provision of medical assistance to all persons who apply for that assistance and for whom federal matching funds are available under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 1172 - Alvarado
Before-school and After-school Programs
02/05/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to creating a program to recognize before-school and after-school programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity.
H 1185 - Bell
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Authority
02/05/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse to sign or issue certain documents.
H 120 - Flynn
Emergency Management Personnel
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Authorizes the use of funds for the purchase of food and beverages by the Division of Emergency Management for division personnel who are activated to provide services in response to a disaster and who are unable to leave or are required to remain at their assignment areas due to the disaster.
H 1229 - Anderson R
Waiver of Certain State Park Fees for U.S. Veterans
02/09/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a waiver of certain state park fees for United States veterans.
H 1231 - Fletcher
Membership of School District and Open Enrollment Chart
02/09/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the membership of school district and open-enrollment charter school concussion oversight teams.
H 126 - Fletcher
Parking Placards
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Relates to parking placards for vehicles of persons with disabilities.
H 1260 - King S
Department of Aging and Disability Services
02/10/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to creation by rule of the Department of Aging and Disability Services of a schedule of support services a state supported living center may provide and the applicable fee for those services.
H 127 - McClendon
Specialty License Plates
02/25/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military medals.
H 1271 - Farias
Residence Homestead Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
02/10/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of a veteran or current member of the armed services of the United States while the veteran or current service member participates in a veterans court program.
H 1286 - Simmons R
Injury to Child or Elderly Prosecution And Punishment
02/10/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.
H 1317 - Bohac
Van Only Parking Spaces for Persons with Disabilities
02/11/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the designation of van-only parking spaces for use by persons with disabilities; creates an offense.
H 1319 - Zerwas
Use of Health Information Technology Criminal Offenses
02/11/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to use of health information technology in this state; creates a criminal offense.
H 1325 - Turner C
Texas B On Time Loan Program for Veterans and Students
02/11/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the administration of the State B-On-time loan program to permit a portion of tuition set-asides to be used to fund tuition exemptions for veterans and other student financial assistance.
H 1328 - Turner C
Credit Against the Ad Valorem Taxes Imposed
02/11/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on certain real property used to provide housing to certain persons with disabilities.
H 1329 - Naishtat
Payment of Costs Incurred by Person with Mental Illness
02/11/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the payment of costs incurred by the involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness.
H 1330 - Naishtat
Involuntary Payment of Costs by Mental Illness Persons
02/11/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the payment of costs incurred by the involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness.
H 1337 - Naishtat
Assisted Living Facilities Guardianship Orders
02/11/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to requiring institutions and assisted living facilities to maintain guardianship orders of residents.
H 1338 - Naishtat
Training for Peace Officers and First Responders
02/11/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to training for peace officers and first responders on acquired and traumatic brain injuries.
H 1339 - Gutierrez
Child Health Plan Program Coverage Waiting Period
02/11/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the required waiting period for coverage under the child health plan program.
H 1362 - Shaheen
Local Option Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
02/12/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates 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, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to indigent residents of the county.
H 1367 - Pena
Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Causes of Action
02/12/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to eliminating the wrongful birth and wrongful life causes of action.
H 137 - Stickland
Appropriations for Peace Officer Organizations
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to grants of appropriated money to certain peace officer organizations; includes an association, group, union, lodge, local, or other organization, whether incorporated or unincorporated, in which peace officers participate and that exists wholly or partly to deal with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages and rates of pay, hours of employment, and conditions of work.
H 1388 - Bohac
Diseases or Illnesses Suffered By Firefighters
02/12/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to certain diseases or illnesses suffered by firefighters and emergency medical technicians.
H 1393 - Turner Sy
Home and Community-based Services Program Establishment
02/12/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the establishment of a home and community-based services program under the Medicaid program for certain persons with severe and persistent mental illness.
H 140 - Menendez
Drivers Licenses and Personal Identification
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to driver's licenses and personal identification certificates issued to veterans; reduces certain fees.
H 1412 - Blanco
Veterans Assistance Lottery Game Marketing
02/13/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the marketing and advertising of the veterans' assistance lottery game.
H 1428 - Raymond
Housing Funds Set Aside for Persons With Disabilities
02/13/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the administration of housing funds set aside for persons with disabilities through the homebuyer assistance program.
H 1429 - King S
Grant Program to Support Mental Health for Veterans
02/13/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans with mental illness.
H 1430 - King S
Public Services Endorsement on School Diploma
02/13/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the inclusion of mental health in the public services endorsement on a public school diploma and in information about health science career pathways.
H 1433 - Smithee
Prompt Payment of Health Care Claims
02/13/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to prompt payment of health care claims, including payment for immunizations, vaccines, and serums.
H 144 - Menendez
Public Benefits and Individuals from County Jail
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the continuation of certain public benefits, including medical assistance, for individuals after release from confinement in a county jail; relates to notification by the sheriff to the Health and Human Services Commission.
H 1456 - Guillen
Medicaid Billing for Services of Substitute Dentists
02/16/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to Medicaid billing for the services of substitute dentists.
H 1457 - Blanco
State Agency Employee Designation as Veterans Liaison
02/16/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veteran's liaison.
H 1463 - Raymond
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
02/16/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the procedure for canceling an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of an individual who is 65 years of age or Older.
H 1473 - Bell
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Authority
02/16/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse and a physician assistant to sign or issue certain documents.
H 1484 - Blanco
Veteran Entrepreneur Program Regional Coordinators
02/16/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to regional coordinators within the veteran entrepreneur program.
H 1487 - Thompson E
University Health Sciences Revenue Bond for Funding
02/16/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a health sciences and classroom building at the Pearland campus of the University of Houston--Clear Lake.
H 1519 - Turner Sy
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
02/17/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
H 1541 - Burkett
Medical Assistance Program Services
02/17/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program.
H 1550 - Zerwas
Administration of Epinephrine By Pharmacists
02/17/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the administration of epinephrine by pharmacists.
H 1553 - Shaheen
Political Subdivisions E-verify Participation
02/18/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to requiring political subdivisions to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program or E-verify.
H 1557 - Alonzo
Disaster Field Response Region Search & Rescue
02/18/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to creation of a search and rescue task force in each disaster field response region.
H 1559 - Parker
Public School Internet Website Information
02/18/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to public school Internet website information concerning local programs and services available to assist homeless students.
H 1561 - Schaefer
Exemption From Security Licensure
02/18/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the exemption from certain security licensure of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at a private primary or secondary school, a church or religious organization, or the meeting of certain nonprofit organizations.
H 1584 - Farias
Voluntary Donation to Fund for Veterans Assistance
02/18/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a voluntary donation to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a hunting or fishing license.
H 1592 - Frank
Legislative Budget Board State Budgets Comparisons
02/18/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to comparisons of state budgets made by the Legislative Budget Board.
H 1620 - Galindo
Prohibition of Employment Discrimination
02/18/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the prohibition of certain employment discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder.
H 1621 - Bonnen G
Adverse Determination By Utilization Review Agents
02/18/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to notice and appeal of an adverse determination by utilization review agents.
H 1623 - Laubenberg
Provider Reimbursement Under Medicaid Program
02/19/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the reimbursement of providers for the provision of certain home telemonitoring services under the Medicaid program.
H 1648 - White M
Voluntary and Informed Consent to an Abortion
02/19/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion and prevention of coerced abortions; provides penalties; creates an offense.
H 1661 - Guerra
Medicaid Billing for the Service of Substitute Dentists
02/19/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to Medicaid billing for the service of substitute dentists.
H 1666 - Bonnen D
Damages from Emergency Response Training Exercise
02/19/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the liability of certain persons for damages arising from training exercises to prepare the persons to respond to certain emergencies.
H 1676 - Aycock
Public and Open-enrollment Charter School Campuses
02/19/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to authority of public and open-enrollment charter school campuses to maintain a supply of and administer anaphylaxis medicine.
H 1678 - Raymond
Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities
02/19/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the continuation and functions of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.
H 168 - Larson
Parking for Distinguished Flying Cross Medal Recipients
03/02/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/4/2015.
Relates to privileged parking for Distinguished Flying Cross medal recipients.
H 1680 - Raymond
Health Services Authority Continuation and Functions
02/19/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the continuation and functions of the State Health Services Authority as a quasi-governmental entity and the electronic exchange of health care information.
H 1685 - Hughes
Satisfaction of a Condition of Community Supervision
02/19/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the satisfaction of a condition of community supervision requiring performance of community service.
H 1702 - Blanco
Elimination of the Fee for Gold Star Specialty Plate
02/20/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the elimination of the fee for the Gold Star mother, father, spouse, or family member specialty license plate.
H 1705 - Rodriguez E
Facilities of School for the Blind Management Services
02/20/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to management services for the physical facilities of the State School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the State School for the Deaf.
H 1721 - Koop
Parking in Spaces for Persons With Disabilities
02/20/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the criminal and civil prosecution of certain offenses involving parking in a space designated for persons with disabilities.
H 1729 - Pena
Persons Employed as Nurses By Public School Districts
02/20/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the qualifications of persons employed as nurses by public school districts.
H 1739 - Moody J
Personal Needs Allowance for Medicaid Recipients
02/20/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.
H 1740 - Thompson S
Administration of Rabies Vaccine
02/20/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the administration of rabies vaccine under a local rabies control program.
H 175 - Kleinschmidt
Veterans Recovery Program and Hyperbaric Oxygen
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
H 1762 - Otto
Creation of a Health Care Advocacy Program for Veterans
02/23/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the creation of a health care advocacy program for veterans.
H 1769 - Zerwas
Assisted Living Facility License Applicant Inspections
02/23/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to prohibited resident admission requirements before certain inspections of an assisted living facility license applicant.
H 177 - Zedler
Research Collection and Use of Adult Stem Cells
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the research, collection, and use of adult stem cells; relates to the Texas Adult Stem Cell Research Consortium; provides for research coordinating board membership; relates to the Texas Trade Association and conflicts of interest; regulates lobbying; provides for funding.
H 1770 - Hunter T
Pharmacists, Pharmacies and Pharmaceutical Care Access
02/23/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to access to pharmacists, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical care under certain health benefit plans.
H 1775 - Hunter T
Allowable Cost Lists Use Related to Pharmacy Benefits
02/23/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the use of maximum allowable cost lists related to pharmacy benefits.
H 1779 - Murr
Physicians Patient Information Confidentiality
02/23/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the confidentiality of a physician's patient information in certain judicial proceedings.
H 179 - Zedler
Complaints against Physicians
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the investigation and resolution of complaints filed against physicians; requires physician notification of specific allegations; prohibits addition of charges or an alleged violation from a different investigation to the complaint or case unless the board has attempted to resolve the additional charge or alleged violation through an informal proceeding.
H 180 - Zedler
Information Confidentiality and Review Agents
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY.
Relates to the confidentiality of information following the completion of a review conducted by a utilization review agent or an independent review organization; provides that a party to the reviewed medical dispute is entitled to the name and professional qualifications of any doctor or other health care practitioner used to perform the independent review; relates to patient data.
H 1820 - Naishtat
Prescription Drug Misuse Awareness in Public Schools
02/23/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a prescription drug misuse awareness component of the health curriculum used in public schools.
H 183 - Dale
Federal Electronic Verification of Employment
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.
H 1849 - King S
Occupational Licenses for Military Members
02/24/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to occupational licenses for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.
H 185 - Zedler
Health Benefit Plan Issuer and Prescription Drug Refill
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to benefits for a refill of a prescription drug by a health benefit plan issuer; relates to payment for refills; provides that a health benefit plan issuer may not deny benefits for a refill, regardless of whether the refill is early, of a prescription drug that is covered under the plan and for which benefits have previously been paid under the plan if the quantity limit, if applicable, for the drug has not been exceeded after the refill.
H 1873 - Naishtat
Self-directed Mental Health Services Pilot Project
02/24/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a pilot project to evaluate the use of self-directed mental health services in the integrated Medicaid managed care system.
H 1874 - Zerwas
Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council
02/24/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the establishment of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council.
H 1878 - Laubenberg
Reimbursement of Providers Under the Medicaid Program
02/25/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the reimbursement of providers under the Medicaid program for the provision of telemedicine medical services in a school-based setting.
H 1885 - Bell
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Authority
02/25/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the scope of practice of and the prescribing and ordering authority of advanced practice registered nurses.
H 1887 - Munoz
Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence
02/25/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the establishment of a regional center for public safety excellence in the Rio Grande Valley.
H 1938 - Coleman
Public School Campus Nurse Notification Requirement
02/25/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a notification requirement if a public school campus or open-enrollment charter school does not have a nurse assigned to the campus during all instructional hours.
H 194 - Price
Gold Star Mothers Recognition Day
02/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CULTURE, RECREATION, AND TOURISM.
Relates to creating a recognition day in honor of Gold Star Mothers.
H 1942 - Simmons R
Order Authority Allowing Minors Abortion Consent
02/25/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to judicial authority to issue orders allowing minors to consent to abortions and disclosure of that authority.
H 1952 - Springer
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute Awarded Grants
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to grants awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of the state.
H 1956 - McClendon
University of Texas Health Science Center Revenue Bond
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
H 1958 - Canales
Eligibility for Participation in Veterans Court Program
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to eligibility for participation in veterans court programs.
H 1960 - Canales
Veterans Automatic Expunction of Arrest Records & Files
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the automatic expunction of arrest records and Files for certain veterans and the waiver of fees and costs charged for the expunction.
H 197 - Price
Higher Education Institution Mental Health Resources
03/02/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/4/2015.
Relates to requiring a public institution of higher education to post information regarding mental health resources on the institution's Internet website.
H 1970 - Martinez
Establishment of the Disaster Identification System
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the establishment of the disaster identification system for a state of disaster.
H 1985 - Capriglione
Use of High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes By Motor Vehicles
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the use of high occupancy vehicle lanes by motor vehicles displaying license plates issued to veterans with disabilities.
H 1989 - Burkett
Council on Purchasing From People With Disabilities
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the abolishment of the State Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller of public accounts.
H 1995 - Deshotel
Modify Authority of Ad Valorem Tax Abatement Agreement
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the authority to modify an ad valorem tax abatement agreement to extend the abatement period if a disaster prevents the property owner from complying with the agreement.
H 1997 - Paddie
Requiring Direct Access to 9-1-1 Service
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to requiring direct access to 9-1-1 service from certain telephone systems and Internet Protocol services.
H 2004 - Darby
Emergency Telemedicine Medical Services Pilot Project
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a pilot project to provide emergency telemedicine medical services in rural areas.
H 2012 - Sheets
Application and Examination Fees for Military Members
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.
H 2015 - Sheets
Employment Termination for Falsification
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to employment termination for falsification of military record in obtaining employment or employment benefits.
H 2043 - Sheets
Local Option Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
02/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.
H 2055 - Davis S
Tropical Diseases Sentinel Surveillance Program
02/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the establishment of a sentinel surveillance program for emerging and neglected tropical diseases.
H 2075 - Button
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Tax Exemption
02/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
H 2079 - Thompson S
Postpartum Depression Awareness Month
02/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the designation of May as Postpartum Depression Awareness Month.
H 2082 - Laubenberg
Telemedicine Medical Services to Children Pilot Program
02/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to developing a pilot program to provide telemedicine medical services to certain children.
H 2084 - Munoz
STAR Medicaid Managed Care Rate-setting process
02/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to transparency in the star Medicaid managed care rate-setting process.
H 21 - Kacal
Patients With Terminal Illnesses Drug Access
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.
H 2102 - Murr
Mental Health Service Patient Medication Administration
03/02/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the appeal of an order authorizing the administration of medication to a patient receiving court-ordered inpatient mental health services.
H 2111 - Sheets
Veteran-owned Business Franchise Tax and Filing Fee
03/02/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state.
H 2119 - Lozano
Charitable Organizations
03/02/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to charitable organizations, including charitable organizations that may conduct prescribed burning.
H 212 - Rose
Children Immunization Consent
02/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUVENILE JUSTICE AND FAMILY ISSUES.
Relates to consent to the immunization of certain children.
H 2130 - Klick
Access to a Deceased Persons Mental Health Information
03/02/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to access to a deceased person's mental health information.
H 2131 - Davis S
Designation of Centers of Excellence for Fetal Care
03/02/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the designation of centers of excellence for fetal care and healthy outcomes in this state.
H 2133 - Raymond
Diabetes Treatment Supplies Health Benefit Coverage
03/02/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to health benefit plan coverage for certain equipment and supplies associated with diabetes treatment.
H 2141 - King S
Coordinating Council for Veterans Services Workgroups
03/02/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the coordinating workgroups of the State Coordinating Council for Veterans Services.
H 2146 - Raymond
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Deadline
03/02/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the deadline for filing an application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
H 2149 - Alvarado
Opioid Antagonists Prescription Administration
03/02/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses, training about opioid antagonists and drug overdoses, and grants for related programs.
H 215 - Harless
Elderly Residents Fee Waived for Fishing License
02/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CULTURE, RECREATION, AND TOURISM.
Relates to waiving the fee for a fishing license for residents of this state who are at least 65 years of age.
H 2171 - Sheffield J
Information Maintained in the Immunization Registry
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to information maintained in the immunization registry with the consent of an individual after the individual becomes an adult.
H 2172 - Smithee
Coverage of Telehealth or Telemedicine Medical Services
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to coverage of telehealth services or telemedicine medical services under health benefit plans.
H 2178 - Keffer J
Waiving Parks & Wildlife Department Fee for Veterans
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to waiving a Parks and Wildlife Department fee for certain veterans and other military personnel taking the hunter education course.
H 2186 - Cook B
School District Educators Suicide Prevention Training
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to suicide prevention training for certain educators and other employees of a school district.
H 2218 - Coleman
Instruction Regarding Mental Health and Substance Abuse
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to instruction regarding mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide in educator training programs.
H 2249 - Miller D
Emergency Response Districts Powers and Duties
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the creation, Powers and duties, and administration of emergency response districts; provides authority to impose taxes and issue bonds.
H 2250 - Coleman
Telemedicine Medical Services & Telehealth Services
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the delivery of telemedicine medical services and telehealth services.
H 2260 - Otto
Claiming an Exemption From Ad Valorem Tax Procedure
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran's organization.
H 2270 - Munoz
Medicaid Eligibility Expansion
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in certain counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2271 - Sheffield J
Prescription Drug Donation Program
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the prescription drug donation program; authorizes fees.
H 236 - Krause
Fiscal Risk Management Commission
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the creation of the Fiscal Risk Management Commission.
H 237 - Springer
Volunteer Firefighters Licensure or Certification
02/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on LICENSING AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.
Relates to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams; prohibits a state agency from requiring a volunteer firefighter to obtain a license or certification in order to volunteer as a firefighter or from requiring a member of an industrial emergency response team to obtain a license or certification in order to be a member of such team.
H 240 - Thompson S
Specialty License Plates Issuance
02/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military medals.
H 242 - Lucio E
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran who has been honorably discharged.
H 246 - Martinez Fische
Creating Jobs for Veterans Franchise Tax Credits
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to franchise tax credits for creating quality jobs for veterans.
H 252 - White
Sexual Offenses in Disaster Area Punishment
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the punishment of certain sexual offenses committed in a disaster area or an evacuated area.
H 255 - Guerra
Pharmacy Benefit Claims Adjudication Fees
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to certain fees charged for the adjudication of pharmacy benefit claims.
H 286 - Canales
Disabled Veterans Delinquent Ad Valorem Taxes
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to collection costs that may be imposed in connection with certain delinquent ad valorem taxes owed by disabled veterans.
H 306 - White
Public Benefits to Persons not Lawfully Present
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the provision of certain public benefits and services to persons not lawfully present in the United States and reimbursement from the federal government for those benefits and services; relates to public education, health care assistance and medical assistance.
H 307 - White
Criminal Justice Programs and Services
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CORRECTIONS.
Relates to a study on the feasibility and potential costs and benefits of implementing a pay-for-performance contract program for certain criminal justice programs and services.
H 309 - White
Juvenile Justice Programs and Services Program
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CORRECTIONS.
Relates to a study on the feasibility and potential costs and benefits of implementing a pay-for-performance contract program for certain juvenile justice programs and services.
H 323 - Guillen
Parks and Wildlife Department Motor-driven Vehicle
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CULTURE, RECREATION, AND TOURISM.
Relates to tort liability arising from a volunteer's operation of a Parks and Wildlife Department motor-driven vehicle or motor-driven equipment.
H 334 - Ashby
Medicaid Fraud Offense Prosecution
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to a defense to prosecution of the offense of Medicaid fraud; provides that it is not a defense to prosecution under this section that the Medicaid program has received or recouped funds representing repayment, wholly or partly, for the fraudulent act or acts that are the basis for the criminal charge for which the defendant is indicted.
H 339 - Farias
Leave for Veterans Returning to State Employment
02/25/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment.
H 350 - Farias
Motor Vehicle Sales and Use Tax Exemption
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain motor vehicles purchased or used by veterans with disabilities.
H 353 - King K
Emergency Services Personnel Weapons Laws Application
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to the application of certain weapons laws to certain volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
H 369 - Villalba
Lung Cancer Awareness Day
03/02/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/3/2015.
Relates to designating May 24 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day.
H 377 - White
Consent for Blood Donation by Minor
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to consent for the donation of blood or blood components by a minor.
H 383 - McClendon
Unprotected Road Users
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Relates to actions by drivers when approaching unprotected road users; provides penalties for violations.
H 390 - White
Veterans Recovery Program Establishment
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
H 410 - Turner C
Unclaimed Lottery Prize Money to Veterans' Assistance
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the amount of unclaimed lottery prize money to be deposited in the fund for veterans' assistance.
H 432 - Munoz
Disabled Veterans' Surviving Spouse Ad Valorem Tax
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
H 435 - Raymond
Public High School American Sign Language Instruction
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the instruction of American Sign Language in public high schools.
H 437 - Raney
State Employee Health Benefit Programs Eligibility
02/25/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to eligibility to participate in health benefit programs for certain state employees reemployed after military service.
H 438 - Canales
Patients With Terminal Conditions Drug Access
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to authorizing patients with certain terminal conditions to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.
H 450 - Alonzo
Veterans Resource Centers in Higher Education
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education.
H 460 - Bell
Search Warrant for Taking a Blood Specimen
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the execution of a search warrant for taking a blood specimen from certain persons suspected of committing certain intoxication offenses.
H 465 - Howard D
Immunization Data in the Immunization Registry
03/02/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/3/2015.
Relates to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.
H 466 - Howard D
Child Health Plan Covered Benefits
01/13/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to covered benefits under the child health plan; authorizes the plan to provide covered benefits prescription contraceptive drugs or devices for an enrolled child for the purpose of primary and preventive reproductive health care only if the prescribing health care provider receives written consent for the prescription from the enrolled child's parent, guardian, or managing conservator.
H 467 - Howard D
Education Programs Regarding AIDS and HIV Infection
03/02/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/3/2015.
Relates to education programs regarding AIDS and HIV infection.
H 468 - Gonzalez M
Minors Consent to Examination Related to Contraception
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to contraception.
H 47 - Martinez
Professional Employees of Public Schools Salary
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the salary paid to any classroom teacher, full-time librarian, full-time school counselor, or full-time school nurse in a public school.
H 479 - Bell
Regional Emergency Medical Dispatch Resource Centers
02/24/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to transfer of the regional emergency medical dispatch resource centers program to the Commission on State Emergency Communications.
H 495 - Howard D
Permanent Fund Money Use for Health Related Programs
02/25/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs.
H 498 - Hernandez
Family Violence Case Court Order Violation
02/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the violation of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking case.
H 50 - Martinez
Diseases or Illnesses Suffered by Firefighters
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on URBAN AFFAIRS.
Relates to certain diseases or illnesses suffered by firefighters and emergency medical technicians; provides that a firefighter or emergency medical technician who suffers from AIDS, HIV infection, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C is presumed to have contracted the disease or illness during the course and scope of employment if the firefighter or emergency medical technician meets certain criteria.
H 502 - Guillen
Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force Re-creation
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the re-creation of the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force.
H 52 - Martinez
Residence Homestead Exemption Amount Increase
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district; provides for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount; protects school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
H 526 - Riddle
Financial Eligibility for Home Living Waiver Program
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to financial eligibility for the State home living (TxHmL) waiver program.
H 531 - Bonnen G
Growth Rate of Appropriations Constitutional Limits
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.
H 536 - Nevarez
Acceptable Forms of Identification for Voting
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ELECTIONS.
Relates to acceptable forms of identification for voting for persons who are 65 years of age or Older.
H 542 - Raymond
Annual State Budget and Legislative Budget Sessions
02/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to an annual state budget and legislative budget sessions in even-numbered years and to political contributions made during a legislative session.
H 55 - Martinez
State Enterprise Fund Use for Veterans Hospitals
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ECONOMIC and SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to the use of the State Enterprise Fund for veterans hospitals.
H 550 - Price
Health and Human Services
03/02/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/2/2015.
Relates to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifies certain statutory provisions; authorizes the imposition of fees; relates to commitment proceedings concerning children with a mental illness or intellectual disability.
H 558 - Farias
Specialty License Plates for Vietnam Veterans
02/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates for Vietnam veterans.
H 566 - Herrero
Epinephrine Auto Injectors
02/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on public and open-enrollment charter school campuses and at off-campus school sanctioned events.
H 574 - Bonnen G
Managed Care Plans
02/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to managed care plans; provides that a health maintenance organization may not terminate or restrict participation of a physician or provider solely because the physician or provider informs an enrollee of the full range of physicians and providers available to the enrollee, including out-of-network providers; provides for privacy of information regarding the availability of facilities, both in-network and out-of-network, for the treatment of the patient's medical condition; .
H 583 - Larson
Donations to Local Veterans Charities
02/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CORRECTIONS.
Relates to donations to certain local veteran's charities ordered as a condition of community supervision.
H 606 - Davis S
Prenatal Surgical Procedures to Treat Birth Defects
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to a study on the benefits of prenatal surgical procedures to treat birth defects.
H 607 - Davis S
State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the creation of the State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission.
H 608 - Davis S
Adult Safety Net Vaccination Program Vaccines
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to vaccines authorized under the adult safety net vaccination program.
H 609 - Davis S
Revenue Bonds for Personalized Cancer Care Building
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a personalized cancer care building at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
H 611 - Davis S
Reporting Requirements Concerning Ebola Virus Disease
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to reporting requirements concerning Ebola virus disease.
H 612 - Davis S
Female Veterans With Disabilities License Plate
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to license plates issued to female veterans with disabilities.
H 614 - Davis S
Advance Directive Registry
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to establishing an advance directive registry.
H 62 - Martinez
Mental Health Patient Transportation
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to emergency detention; permits a judge or magistrate to authorize the transportation of an apprehended person to a mental health facility by a relative or other responsible person, a facility administrator, a representative of a local mental health authority, a special officer, the sheriff, a constable, or any on-duty police officer; requires the commissioners court in certain counties to establish a list of qualified transportation service providers.
H 628 - Spitzer
Practitioner Written Prescription Honor Requirement
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the requirement that a pharmacist honor a prescription written by a practitioner.
H 630 - Bonnen G
Federal Electronic Verification of Work Authorization
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to requiring state contractors and governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-Verify; authorizes the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizes a fee.
H 633 - Bonnen G
Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Health Care Supplies
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to a sales and use tax exemption for certain health care supplies.
H 65 - McClendon
Disease Control Pilot Programs
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on COUNTY AFFAIRS.
Provides that a county, a hospital district, or a contracting organization may establish a disease control pilot program to prevent the spread of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other infectious and communicable diseases; provides that such programs may include outreach programs that provide for exchange of used syringes, offer certain education, and assist participants in obtaining health care and other services, including substance abuse treatment and bloodborne disease testing services.
H 650 - Isaac
Toll Project Entities Waiver Programs for Veterans
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to waiver programs for veterans provided by toll project entities.
H 651 - Isaac
General Appropriations Bill Format
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the format of the general appropriations bill.
H 659 - Raymond
State Park Entrance Fee Waiver for Disabled Persons
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CULTURE, RECREATION, AND TOURISM.
Relates to the waiver of state park, museum, and other state-operated facility entrance fees for persons with certain disabilities.
H 660 - Raymond
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
H 679 - Turner Sy
Study on Homeless Youth
01/13/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a study on homeless youth.
H 683 - Sheets
Disabled Veterans Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Tax
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of certain disabled veterans.
H 690 - Walle
Injury and Occupational Disease Reporting Requirements
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY.
Relates to injury and occupational disease reporting requirements for employers who do not obtain or otherwise provide workers' compensation insurance coverage; provides an administrative violation.
H 695 - Springer
Carrying Concealed Handgun on Hospital Premises
01/14/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the carrying and license of a concealed handgun on hospital or nursing home premises; authorizes a penalty.
H 698 - King T
Hearing Instrument Regulation
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the regulation, fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments.
H 707 - Farrar
Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Survivors
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to providing information and other services relating to emergency contraception to sexual assault survivors.
H 708 - Farrar
Women Seeking Abortions Medical Accuracy of Information
01/14/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the medical accuracy of informational materials given to a woman seeking an abortion.
H 711 - Raymond
Childhood Health Program Grant
01/14/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the creation of a childhood health program grant.
H 721 - Farias
Disabled Veterans Hunting or Fishing License Fee Waiver
03/02/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/4/2015.
Relates to the hunting or fishing license fee waiver for certain disabled veterans.
H 727 - Lucio E
High School Students Prepaid Tuition Units Accrual
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to the establishment of a pilot program under which high school students may accrue prepaid tuition units at public institutions of higher education by completing certain community service activities.
H 73 - Gonzalez N
Public School Students With Disabilities Assessment
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to academic assessment of public school students with significant disabilities.
H 737 - Aycock
Regional Emergency Communications Districts Creation
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS.
Relates to the creation of regional emergency communications districts; authorizes the issuance of bonds; authorizes a fee.
H 739 - Button
Governmental Entity Participation in E-Verify
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to requiring governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program or E-verify.
H 751 - Zerwas
Prescription of Biological Products
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the prescription and pharmaceutical substitution of biological products.
H 754 - Menendez
Veterans Employment Preference
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ECONOMIC and SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference.
H 755 - Menendez
Women Veterans Mental Health Initiative
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the creation of a women veterans mental health initiative and intervention program.
H 756 - Menendez
Rural Veterans Mental Health Initiative
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the creation of a rural veterans mental health initiative and intervention program.
H 757 - Menendez
College Credit for Heroes Program
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to the College Credit for Heroes program.
H 758 - Menendez
Veteran Health Services Coordination
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the coordination and provision of Veteran health services.
H 761 - Zedler
Contracted Health Care Practitioners Payment of Service
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to payment of services to contracted health care practitioners and managed care health benefit plans.
H 762 - Zedler
Chiropractic Related Healthcare Reimbursement
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to reimbursement for chiropractic related health care services.
H 764 - King S
Department of State Health Services Collected Data Use
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the use and security of data collected by the Department of State Health Services.
H 767 - Smith W
University Interscholastic League Cardiac Assessments
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to cardiac assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.
H 771 - Deshotel
State Academy of Leadership in Humanities Funding
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to funding for the State Academy of Leadership in the Humanities.
H 778 - Bell
Health Benefit Plans Pharmaceutical Care
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates health benefits plans and pharmaceutical care; relates to access to pharmacists, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical care under certain health benefit plans.
H 779 - Huberty
University Interscholastic League Cardiac Assessments
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to cardiac assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.
H 817 - Turner C
Health Benefit Exchange Establishment
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to the contingent establishment of a health benefit exchange tailored to the needs of the state.
H 818 - Turner C
Health Benefit Exchange Establishment
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to the establishment of a health benefit exchange tailored to the needs of the state.
H 819 - Sheffield J
Definition of Public Health Nuisance
03/02/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/3/2015.
Relates to the definition of a public health nuisance.
H 822 - Sheets
Fraudulent or Fictitious Military Record Punishment
03/02/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/4/2015.
Relates to increasing the punishment for the offense of fraudulent or fictitious military record.
H 832 - Schaefer
Physician Performing an Abortion Reporting Requirement
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to reporting requirements for a physician performing an abortion at an abortion facility.
H 834 - Hernandez
Missing Senior Citizens
03/02/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/3/2015.
Relates to the criteria for issuing a silver alert for a missing senior citizen.
H 837 - Naishtat
Medical Use of Marihuana
01/21/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the medical use of marihuana; provides a defense to prosecution for possession of marihuana.
H 839 - Naishtat
Medicaid and Child Health Plan Programs
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to presumptive eligibility for the Medicaid and child health plan programs for certain children.
H 843 - Naishtat
Housing Services
01/21/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to housing services provided through the transitional living services program to certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
H 867 - Hernandez
Women Veterans Program Establishment and Operation
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the establishment and operation of the State Women Veterans Program.
H 875 - Farias
Inmates and Prisoners Veteran Status Verification
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CORRECTIONS.
Relates to the verification of the veteran status of inmates and prisoners.
H 88 - White
Federal Electronic Employment Verification Requirement
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.
H 889 - Dale
Federal Electronic Verification of Employment
01/23/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.
H 892 - Klick
Cannabis and Dispensing Organizations
02/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the medical use of low-THC cannabis and the regulation of related organizations and individuals; requires a dispensing organization to obtain a license to dispense low-THC cannabis and any employee of a dispensing organization to obtain a registration; authorizes fees.
H 894 - Miller R
Toll Project Entities and Veteran Waiver Programs
03/02/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/4/2015.
Relates to waiver programs for veterans provided by toll project entities.
H 90 - Gonzalez N
State Women's Health Program Benefits Eligibility
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Provides that a woman is eligible for the State women's health program if the woman is a specified age or older.
H 906 - Paddie
Veterans County Service Officer
03/02/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/4/2015.
Relates to the qualifications for appointment as a veterans county service officer.
H 918 - Blanco
State Tech University Health Sciences Center Funding
02/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at the State Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso.
H 928 - Guillen
Drought Planning and Responses
02/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES.
Relates to state and local planning for and responses to drought.
H 938 - Rose
Increased Oversight of Hospitals that Commit Violations
02/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to increased oversight by the Department of State Health Services of hospitals that commit certain violations.
H 958 - Bohac
Residence Homestead Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
H 967 - Crownover
Radio Frequency Identification Technology Use
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to a pilot project to evaluate the use of radio frequency identification technology to transmit information regarding residents of certain group homes.
H 973 - Hernandez
Emergency Services Commissioners Compensation
01/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the compensation and per diem compensation of emergency services commissioners.
H 974 - Collier
Higher Education for Veterans and their Families
01/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to higher education for veterans and their families.
H 976 - Collier
Higher Education for Veterans and Their Families
01/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to higher education for veterans and their families.
H 977 - Collier
Medical Assistance Eligibility
01/28/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to expanding eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; ensures the provision of quality care under and the effectiveness of the medical assistance program.
H 982 - Bohac
Residence Homestead Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
H 985 - Villalba
Public School Students Mental Health Screening
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to mental health screening for public school students who may be a danger to self or others and to suspension or educational placement of those students; creates an offense.
H 992 - Bonnen D
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
H 993 - Walle
Child and Adult Protective Services
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to employee caseload standards for child and adult protective services and child-care licensing services and call processing standards for certain of those services.
H 997 - Davis Y
Employers Voluntarily Participating in E-verify Program
01/28/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to certain duties of employers voluntarily participating in the federal E-Verify program and of the State Workforce Commission in regard to the E-Verify program; provides civil penalties.
HCR 46 - Farias
Veterans Affairs Services to Incarcerated Veterans
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Urges Congress to require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans affairs services to incarcerated veterans detained in state hospitals and to consider expanding such services to all incarcerated veterans.
HJR 100 - Sheets
Local Option Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
02/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.
HJR 101 - Button
Residence Homestead Exemption From Ad Valorem Tax
02/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount.
HJR 104 - Miller D
Emergency Response Districts Creation Authorization
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of emergency response districts; provides authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
HJR 18 - Turner Sy
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
02/17/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts.
HJR 30 - Martinez
Residence Homestead Exemption
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes; provides for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount.
HJR 42 - Lucio E
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
01/13/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who has been honorably discharged.
HJR 43 - Raymond
Prescription Medicine Sale Taxation
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain prescription medicine.
HJR 51 - Munoz
Disabled Veterans' Surviving Spouse Ad Valorem Tax
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.
HJR 63 - Raymond
Constitutional Amendment Providing for an Annual State
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes.
HJR 66 - Raymond
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.
HJR 67 - Sheets
Disabled Veterans Residence Homesteads Ad Valorem Tax
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt all or part of the residence homesteads of certain disabled veterans from ad valorem taxation.
HJR 72 - Bohac
Residence Homestead Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount.
HJR 74 - Bohac
Residence Homestead Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount.
HJR 75 - Bonnen D
Residence Homestead Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.
HJR 84 - Farias
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
02/10/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total assessed value of the residence homestead of a veteran or current member of the armed services of the United States while the veteran or current service member participates in a veterans court program.
HJR 87 - Turner C
Constitutional Amendment Resolution
02/11/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on qualifying real property used to provide housing to persons with disabilities.
HJR 89 - Shaheen
Local Option Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation
02/12/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing 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, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to indigent residents of the county.
HR 163 - Harless
Recognition Resolution
02/04/2015 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes February 6, 2015, as National Wear Red Day.
HR 170 - King S
Recognition Resolution
01/28/2015 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes January 25-31, 2015, as Nurse Anesthetists Week in the state.
HR 195 - Naishtat
Recognition Resolution
02/19/2015 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes February 28, 2015, as Rare Disease Day.
HR 196 - Naishtat
Recognition Resolution
02/18/2015 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes February 18, 2015, as United Way Day at the State Capitol.
HR 558 - Munoz
Welcoming Resolution
02/23/2015 - Passed HOUSE.
Welcomes members of Leadership Mission to the State Capitol and honoring them for their community service.
S 100 - Hinojosa
Enterprise Zone Program
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to the enterprise zone program; provides for veteran employees; provides that a bank may not designate a project as a double jumbo enterprise after the original designation period approved by the bank.
S 114 - Taylor L
Health and Human Services Agencies
02/25/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the applicability of adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies; relates to abortion facilities.
S 126 - West
Medically Recommended Intensive Supervision
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to the release of certain inmates on medically recommended intensive supervision.
S 145 - Rodriguez Jo
Sexual Assault Survivors Medical Cost Reimbursement
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to reimbursement for certain medical costs for survivors of sexual assault.
S 147 - Rodriguez Jo
Family Violence and Abuse Cases Court Order Violation
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to the violation of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking case.
S 162 - Rodriguez Jo
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Projects
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso.
S 187 - Creighton
Medicaid Fraud Defense
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to a defense to prosecution of the offense of Medicaid fraud.
S 194 - Ellis
HIV and AIDS Testing
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Authorizes a person to opt-out of HIV testing in routine medical screenings; requires a health care provider to so inform a person of their option to opt-out of the test; specifies that a health benefit plan may not exclude or deny coverage for the performance of medical tests or procedures to determine HIV infection, antibodies to HIV, or infection, regardless to whether the test or procedure is related to a primary diagnosis; provides any standard plan must include certain coverage.
S 195 - Schwertner
Prescriptions for Controlled Substances
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to information relating to prescriptions for certain controlled substances.
S 196 - Schwertner
Physician Assistants Controlled Substance Registration
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to controlled substance registration by physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses; registration-related imposes fees.
S 197 - Schwertner
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute Finance
03/02/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the financial self-sufficiency of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of the state.
S 203 - Nelson
Health Services Authority Continuation and Functions
03/02/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/4/2015.
Relates to the continuation and functions of the State Health Services Authority as a quasi-governmental entity and the electronic exchange of health care information.
S 211 - Schwertner
Governor's Committee on People With Disabilities
02/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the continuation and functions of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.
S 219 - Schwertner
Health and Human Services
02/25/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifies certain statutory provisions; authorizes the imposition of fees; relates to commitment proceedings to order mental health or intellectual disability services or commitment for a child; includes residential care facilities.
S 252 - Ellis
Issuance of Revenue Bonds
01/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a personalized cancer care building at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
S 272 - Hancock
Voluntary Contribution to Special Olympics
01/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Relates to making a voluntary contribution to the Special Olympics State fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration.
S 278 - Watson
Residence Homestead Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
03/02/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
S 28 - Zaffirini
Immunity From Liability
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to immunity from liability for public and open-enrollment charter school campuses that maintain a supply of anaphylaxis medicine for emergency use.
S 282 - Watson
Charitable Organization Property Ad Valorem Taxation
01/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to the period for which certain property acquired by a charitable organization to provide low-income housing may be exempted from ad valorem taxation.
S 289 - Estes
Volunteer Firefighters Licensure or Certification
01/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on AGRICULTURE, WATER, AND RURAL AFFAIRS.
Relates to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams.
S 29 - Zaffirini
Immunization Registry Data
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.
S 30 - Zaffirini
Home Living Waiver Program
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to financial eligibility for the state home living (TxHmL) waiver program.
S 304 - Schwertner
Abuse and Neglect of Facility Residents
02/25/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the abuse and neglect of residents of certain facilities.
S 31 - Zaffirini
Volunteer Firefighter Authority to hold Tax-free Sales
03/02/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/4/2015.
Relates to the authority of certain volunteer firefighter and emergency services organizations to hold tax-free sales or auctions.
S 322 - Schwertner
Pharmacists Pharmacies and Pharmaceutical Care Access
02/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to access to pharmacists, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical care under certain health benefit plans.
S 332 - Schwertner
Pharmacy Benefits Maximum Allowable Cost Lists
02/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the use of maximum allowable cost lists related to pharmacy benefits.
S 339 - Eltife
Dispensing Organizations and Cannabis Regulation
02/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the medical use of low-THC cannabis and the regulation of related organizations and individuals; requires a dispensing organization to obtain a license to dispense low-THC cannabis and any employee of a dispensing organization to obtain a registration; authorizes fees.
S 35 - Zaffirini
State Information Security Plans Management of Risks
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans; provides that each state agency shall include in the agency's information security plan a written acknowledgment that the executive director or other head of the state agency, the chief financial officer, and each executive manager as designated by the state agency have been made aware of the risks revealed during the preparation of the agency's information security plan.
S 354 - Nelson
Children's Advocacy Centers
02/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the transfer to the Health and Human Services Commission of contracting authority for children's advocacy centers and volunteer advocate programs.
S 373 - West
Increased Oversight By the Department of State Health
02/25/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to increased oversight by the Department of State Health Services of hospitals that commit certain violations.
S 374 - Schwertner
State Agencies Participation in E-verify Requirement
02/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.
S 378 - Rodriguez Jo
Social Workers Providing Volunteer Health Care Services
02/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations.
S 38 - Zaffirini
Employment First Task Force
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to creation of an employment-first task force advisory committee to make recommendations for increasing and expanding postsecondary educational opportunities and access for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
S 382 - Uresti
Automated External Defibrillator and Education Credit
02/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to public school educator continuing education credit for instruction on the use of an automated external defibrillator.
S 388 - Rodriguez Jo
Advisory Committee on Suicide Prevention
02/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Suicide Prevention.
S 397 - Rodriguez Jo
Veterans' Assistance Lottery Game Advertising
03/03/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/4/2015.
Relates to the marketing and advertising of the veterans' assistance lottery game.
S 401 - Schwertner
State Contractors E-verify Participation
02/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.
S 41 - Zaffirini
Disabled Peace Officers Higher Education Fees Exemption
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to exemptions for disabled peace officers from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.
S 423 - West
Medical Assistance Eligibility Expansion
02/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to expanding eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and ensuring the provision of quality care under and the effectiveness of the medical assistance program.
S 425 - Schwertner
Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facilities
02/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to health care information provided by and notice of facility fees charged by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities and the availability of mediation.
S 448 - Hinojosa
Permanent Fund Money Use for Health-related Programs
02/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs.
S 460 - Schwertner
Pharmacists and Pharmacies Licensing and Regulation
03/02/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/4/2015.
Relates to the licensing and regulation of pharmacists and pharmacies.
S 461 - Perry
Abusable Synthetic Substance False Labeling
02/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to false or misleading packaging, labeling, or advertising of certain abusable synthetic substances; provides criminal and civil penalties.
S 468 - Rodriguez Jo
Minor Consent to Childbirth and Contraception Treatment
02/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to childbirth and contraception.
S 472 - Rodriguez Jo
Employee Within State Agencies as Veteran's Liaison
02/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.
Relates to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veteran's liaison.
S 480 - Perry
Medication or Vaccination Administration by Pharmacist
02/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the administration of a medication, immunization, or vaccination by a pharmacist.
S 488 - Seliger
Criteria for Awarding the State Purple Heart Medal
03/02/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the criteria for awarding the State Purple Heart Medal to members of the armed Forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.
S 497 - Watson
Public Improvements and Reinvestment Zone
02/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to the use of money in a tax increment fund to pay costs related to public improvements used for social services programs and permanent supportive housing that promotes the development or redevelopment of a reinvestment zone.
S 508 - Rodriguez Jo
Employment of Veterans By Public Entity
02/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the employment of veterans by a public entity or public work of this state.
S 515 - Bettencourt
Residence Homestead Exemption Amount Increase
02/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
S 532 - Fraser
Regional Emergency Communications Districts
02/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS.
Relates to the creation of regional emergency communications districts; authorizes the issuance of bonds; authorizes a fee.
S 542 - Kolkhorst
Prescription and Pharmaceutical Substitution
02/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the prescription and pharmaceutical substitution of biological products.
S 547 - Ellis
Epidemiological Reports and Immunization Exemption Data
02/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to epidemiological reports and immunization exemption data and reports.
S 55 - Nelson
Community Mental Health Programs For Veterans Grant
03/03/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/4/2015.
Relates to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans with mental illness.
S 553 - Schwertner
Department of Aging and Disability Services Dispute
02/25/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the informal dispute resolution process for certain disputes between the Department of Aging and Disability Services and certain long-term care facilities.
S 59 - Nelson
Services for Victims of Family Violence
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to exempting the procurement of services for victims of family violence from competitive bidding requirements.
S 607 - Hancock
Interagency Council for the Homeless
02/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS.
Relates to the State Interagency Council for the Homeless.
S 608 - Hancock
Tangible Personal Property Relate Exemption
02/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to an exemption for certain tangible personal property related to medical data centers from the sales and use tax.
S 612 - Burton
Prohibition of Employment Discrimination
02/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to the prohibition of certain employment discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder.
S 642 - Bettencourt
Franchise or Insurance Premium Tax Credit
02/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations.
S 66 - Hinojosa
Epinephrine Auto Injectors
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on public and open-enrollment charter school campuses and at off-campus school-sanctioned events.
S 660 - Rodriguez Jo
Veteran Entrepreneur Program Regional Coordinators
02/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.
Relates to regional coordinators within the veteran entrepreneur program.
S 664 - Taylor V
Employment Termination for Falsifying Military Record
02/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to employment termination for falsification of military record in obtaining employment or employment benefits.
S 674 - Campbell
Instruction in Educator Training Programs
02/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to instruction regarding mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide in educator training programs.
S 688 - Schwertner
Governor's Committee on People With Disabilities
02/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the continuation and functions of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.
S 69 - Ellis
School Nurses
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to a notification requirement if a public school campus or open-enrollment charter school does not have a nurse assigned to the campus during all instructional hours.
S 694 - Bettencourt
Patients With Terminal Illnesses Drug Access
02/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.
S 702 - Hinojosa
Reimbursement for Ambulance Services
02/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to reimbursement for ambulance services provided to persons enrolled in the Medicaid managed care program.
S 746 - Whitmire
Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators
03/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
S 751 - Rodriguez Jo
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Authority
03/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the scope of practice of and the prescribing and ordering authority of advanced practice registered nurses.
S 760 - Schwertner
Medicaid Managed Care Organization Provider Access
03/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to provider access requirements for a Medicaid managed care organization.
S 785 - Uresti
Assisted Living Facility License Applicant Inspections
03/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to a prohibition on a resident admission requirement for on-site inspections of assisted living facility license applicants.
S 788 - Eltife
Requiring Direct Access to 9-1-1 Service
03/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to requiring direct access to 9-1-1 service from certain telephone systems and Internet Protocol services.
S 805 - Campbell
Qualified Veteran's Employment Preference
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference.
S 806 - Campbell
College Credit for Heroes Program
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the College Credit for Heroes program.
S 807 - Campbell
Occupational License Application & Examination Fees
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.
S 831 - Kolkhorst
Voluntary and Informed Consent to an Abortion
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion and prevention of coerced abortions; provides penalties; creates an offense.
S 832 - Campbell
Coordinating Council for Veterans Affairs Workgroups
02/26/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the coordinating workgroups of the State Coordinating Council for Veterans Services.
S 835 - Taylor V
Punishment for Offense of Fraudulent Military Record
02/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to increasing the punishment for the offense of fraudulent or fictitious military record.
S 836 - Watson
School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Management
02/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to management services for the physical facilities of the State School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the State School for the Deaf.
S 840 - Watson
Watercraft and Trailer Registration Fees for Veterans
02/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to watercraft and certain trailer registration fees for veterans with disabilities.
S 843 - Taylor L
Prompt Payment of Health Care Claims
02/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to prompt payment of health care claims, including payment for immunizations, vaccines, and serums.
S 847 - Rodriguez Jo
Child Health Plan Program Waiting Period
02/27/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to prohibiting a waiting period requirement for coverage under the child health plan program.
S 874 - Campbell
Photo Identification Requirement to Use State Benefits
03/02/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a photo identification requirement to use certain state benefits.
S 89 - Ellis
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 90 - Ellis
Health Benefit Plan Rates
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to notice and prior approval of health benefit plan rates; includes an insurance company, a group hospital service corporation, a fraternal benefit society, a stipulated premium company, an exchange, a multiple employer welfare arrangement, a health maintenance organization and an approved nonprofit health corporation; requires notice of a rate increase.
S 910 - Zaffirini
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
S 914 - Kolkhorst
Long Term-care Facility Surveys and Dispute Resolution
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a council on long-term care facility surveys and informal dispute resolution.
S 918 - Nichols
Claiming an Exemption From Ad Valorem Tax Procedure
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran's organization.
S 921 - Watson
Creation and Administration of a Disaster Recovery Fund
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the creation and administration of a disaster recovery fund.
S 94 - Hinojosa
Pharmacy Benefit Claims
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to certain fees charged for the adjudication of pharmacy benefit claims; relates to a pharmacy benefits manager; prohibits charge fees for any step related to a claim, including adjudication of a pharmacy benefit claim, processing or transmission of a claim development or management of a claim processing or adjudication network or participation in a claim processing or adjudication network.
SJR 1 - Nelson
Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
03/02/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Proposes a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a portion of the market value of a residence homestead based on the median market value of all residence homesteads in the state, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a /.
SJR 16 - Campbell
Health Insurance Coverage Purchase Choice
02/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Proposes a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage without penalty, sanction or threat of penalty or sanction; prohibits a state agency, public official, employee, or political subdivision of this state to impose, collect, enforce, or effectuate a penalty or sanction intended to punish or discourage the exercise of the right described.
SJR 21 - Watson
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
03/02/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts.
SJR 28 - Bettencourt
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
02/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount.
SJR 40 - Zaffirini
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
03/03/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.
SR 101 - Watson
Turner Syndrome Awareness Month
02/04/2015 - Passed SENATE.
Observes February of 2015 as Turner Syndrome Awareness Month.
SR 177 - Schwertner
Nurse Day
02/17/2015 - Passed SENATE.
Proclaims February 24, 2015, as Nurse Day.
SR 20 - Schwertner
Celebrating Nurse Anesthetists Week
01/21/2015 - Passed SENATE.
Celebrates State Nurse Anesthetists Week.
SR 247 - Nelson
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Day
02/23/2015 - Passed SENATE.
Proclaims March 4, 2015 as American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Day.
SR 276 - Schwertner
State Pharmacy Day
03/02/2015 - Passed SENATE.
Celebrates April 8, 2015, as State Pharmacy Day.
 
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