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H 1 - Pitts
General Appropriations Bill
03/21/2013 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to the General Appropriations Bill.
H 10 - Pitts
Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations
06/03/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1
Relates to making emergency supplemental appropriations and providing direction and transfer authority regarding certain appropriations.
H 1001 - Johnson
Eligibility for Medicaid
03/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in certain counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 1002 - Johnson
Texas Health Insurance
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to creation of the Texas Health Insurance Exchange.
H 1004 - Gonzales L
Higher Education
05/09/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to an electronic system adopted and maintained by public institutions of higher education to employ a person to track the academic progress of military veterans or their family members receiving student financial assistance.
H 1005 - Gonzales L
Certification of Day Habilitation Services
02/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the certification of day habilitation services providers for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
H 1008 - Bonnen D
Calculation of Ad Valorem Taxes
04/22/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the calculation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of the veteran for the tax year in which the veteran or spouse qualifies or ceases to qualify for an exemption from taxation of the homestead.
H 1014 - King P
Access to Birth Records
02/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to access to birth records of certain adopted children.
H 1018 - Patrick Di
Student Physical Fitness
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 892
Provides for the establishment of community partnerships and the development of policy recommendations for increasing physical activity and improving fitness among public school students; provides that the local school health advisory council shall establish a physical activity and fitness planning subcommittee to consider issues relating to student physical activity and fitness and make policy recommendations to increase physical activity and improve fitness among students; relates to liability.
H 1023 - Burkett
Mental Health Workforce Shortages
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 893
Relates to recommendations by the Health and Human Services Commission or a designated health and human services agency regarding mental health workforce shortages; requires estimated costs and benefits of each recommendation.
H 1032 - Zerwas
Prescription Drug Benefits
04/25/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the creation of a standard request form for prior authorization of prescription drug benefits.
H 1033 - Alvarado
Eligibility for Tuition and Fee Exemptions
02/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to eligibility for tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel, veterans, and dependents residing in this state.
H 1036 - Eiland
Regulation of Pharmacy Benefit Managers
02/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to the regulation of pharmacy benefit managers; imposes penalties; imposes and authorizes fees.
H 1041 - Flynn
Prepaid Wireless 9 1 1 Emergency Services Fee
02/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to the prepaid wireless 9-1-1 emergency services fee; clarifies the applicability of the fee.
H 1045 - Lucio E
Cultural Competence Education Requirements
02/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to establishing a task force to design cultural competence education requirements for certain health education programs.
H 1055 - Kolkhorst
Delegation and Supervision of Prescriptive Authority
02/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the delegation and supervision of prescriptive authority by physicians to certain advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants.
H 1058 - Turner Sy
Medication or Medical Care Provided to Children
04/23/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to complaints about medication or medical care provided to foster children.
H 1066 - Zerwas
Managed Care Organizations Participation
02/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to a review process for managed care organizations participating in the star plus Medicaid managed care program.
H 1081 - Gonzalez N
Prohibition of Dairy Farming Study
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 898
Provides for a study regarding the prohibition of dairy farming in certain areas of the state; relates to an assessment of the risk level for bovine tuberculosis presented by areas in Mexico bordering this state.
H 1085 - Walle
Maternal Mortality Study
04/16/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the creation of a task force to study maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.
H 1086 - Rodriguez E
Interruption of Electric Service by Landlord
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 899
Relates to interruption of electric service by a residential landlord; provides that a landlord who submeters electricity or allocates or prorates nonsubmetered master metered electricity may interrupt or cause the interruption of electric service for nonpayment by the tenant of an electric bill if such right is in a written lease and the landlord gives notice; relates to delinquent electric bills; relates to a person becoming ill if the electric service is interrupted.
H 1088 - Martinez
Medicaid Managed Care Contracts
02/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to consumer protection provisions applicable to Medicaid managed care contracts.
H 1089 - Martinez
Managed Care Organizations
02/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to a requirement that managed care organizations cover certain medication prescribed to Medicaid recipients enrolled in managed care plans.
H 1098 - Zerwas
Early Childhood Intervention Program
05/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to family cost share provisions in the Early childhood intervention program.
H 11 - Simpson
Texas A&M Forest Service
07/10/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to appropriating money to the Texas A&M Forest Service to assist volunteer fire departments during the next state fiscal biennium.
H 1102 - Harper-Brown
Street and Highway People Accommodations
04/16/2013 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to the accommodation of pedestrians, bicyclists, persons with disabilities, children, senior citizens, users of public transportation, movers of commercial goods, and motorists on streets and highways.
H 1112 - Guillen
County Health Care Expenditure Help
02/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to state assistance for certain county health care expenditures.
H 1117 - Davis S
Texas Workforce Commission Federal E-Verify Program
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to certain duties of employers voluntarily participating in the federal E-Verify program and of the Texas Workforce Commission in regard to the E-Verify program; provides civil penalties.
H 1123 - Herrero
Veterans Discount Programs
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 901
Relates to discount programs for veterans provided by toll project entities; relates to an electronic toll collection customer whose account relates to a specified registered vehicle.
H 1124 - Workman
Regional Emergency Communications Districts
05/07/2013 - Reconsidered by HOUSE committee.
Relates to the creation of regional emergency communications districts; authorizes the issuance of bonds; authorizes a fee.
H 113 - Raymond
Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
04/22/2013 - Left pending in committee.
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 1137 - Davis S
Medicaid Managed Care Pharmacy Benefit Plan
04/17/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the use of maximum allowable cost lists under a Medicaid managed care pharmacy benefit plan.
H 1138 - Naishtat
Public School Students With Visual Impairments
02/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the evaluation and instruction of public school students with visual impairments.
H 1143 - Strama
Mental Health and Medical Services for Children
05/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to certain mental health and medical services for children in foster care and the conservatorship of the state, including the administration of psychotropic drugs.
H 1145 - Kolkhorst
Health and Human Services
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the provision and delivery of certain health and human services in this state, including the provision of those services through the Medicaid program and the prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse in that program and other programs.
H 115 - Dale
Purple Heart Medal
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
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 1150 - Zerwas
Licensed Child Care Facilities
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to a policy on vaccine-preventable diseases for licensed child-care facilities.
H 1159 - Kolkhorst
Managed Care Organizations
05/06/2013 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to a utilization review process for managed care organizations participating in the star plus Medicaid managed care program.
H 116 - Martinez Fische
Medicaid Expansion
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to expanding eligibility for benefits under the Medicaid program.
H 1162 - Thompson S
Sales and Use Tax Exemption
04/22/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a sales and use tax exemption for certain disabled veterans and surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans.
H 1175 - Capriglione
School Choice Program
02/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities.
H 119 - Larson
Citizenship Information
02/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Provides that a person, including a state agency, political subdivision of this state, nonprofit organization, or public or private entity, who receives any appropriated money from the state to provide a service to an individual in this state shall identify the individual's country of citizenship before providing the service to the individual and determine the cost to this state of providing the service to foreign individuals.
H 1191 - Burkett
Texas Information and Referral Network Internet Site
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 288
Relates to electronic access to information about housing for persons with mental illness provided through the Texas Information and Referral Network Internet site; provides that the commission shall make available information regarding housing options for persons with mental illness provided by public or private entities throughout the state; serves as a single point of access through which a person may be directed on how or where to apply for housing in the person's community.
H 1199 - Taylor V
Research Use of Human Remains
05/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on AGRICULTURE, RURAL AFFAIRS AND HOMELAND SECURITY.
Relates to the use of human remains in the training of search and rescue animals.
H 12 - Simpson
Texas A&M Forest Service
07/10/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to appropriating money to the Texas A&M Forest Service to be used to assist volunteer fire departments during the current state fiscal biennium.
H 120 - Flynn
Food and Beverages
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the purchase of food and beverages by the Division of Emergency Management for certain division personnel.
H 1200 - Taylor V
Rescue Dog Facility Access
04/19/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to access to certain facilities by search and rescue dogs and their handlers; provides a criminal penalty.
H 1201 - Parker
Public School Internet Website Information
04/30/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to public school Internet website information concerning local programs and services available to assist homeless students.
H 1204 - Parker
Influenza Awareness Day
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 289
Designates October 1 as Influenza Awareness Day.
H 1205 - Parker
Failure to Report Child Abuse or Neglect
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 290
Relates to the offense of failure to report abuse or neglect of a child; provides that a person commits an offense if the person is required to make a report and knowingly fails to make a report; makes an offense a Class A misdemeanor, except that the offense is a state jail felony if it is shown at the trial of the offense that the child was a person with an intellectual disability who resided in a state supported living center.
H 1212 - Canales
Texas Unemployment Compensation Act
03/27/2013 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to the tax rate for contributions under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act applicable to wages paid to certain honorably discharged veterans; changes the rate of a tax.
H 1217 - Menendez
Ad Valorem Taxation
04/22/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans are entitled.
H 1225 - Isaac
Durable Medical Equipment
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to reimbursement of certain providers of durable medical equipment and supplies under the Medicaid program.
H 1234 - Price
Inmate Release
04/18/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the eligibility of an inmate convicted of reckless injury to a child, elderly person, or disabled person for release to mandatory supervision.
H 1236 - Price
Prohibiting Deferred Adjudication Community Supervision
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to prohibiting deferred adjudication community supervision for defendants charged with felony offenses committed against children or elderly or disabled individuals.
H 1239 - Giddings
Prohibiting Deferred Adjudication
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to prohibiting deferred adjudication community supervision for defendants charged with felony offenses committed against children or elderly or disabled individuals.
H 1244 - King P
Drug Testing of Persons Seeking Financial Assistance
04/02/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to drug testing of certain persons seeking financial assistance benefits.
H 1247 - Clardy
Board of Directors of the Nacogdoches County Hospital
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 292
Relates to the authority of the board of directors of the Nacogdoches County Hospital District to employ physicians; provides that the board may employ a physician and retain the professional income generated by the physician for medical services provided at a hospital or other health care facility owned or operated by the district if the board satisfies the requirements; requires notification of the Medical Board.
H 126 - Fletcher
Parking Placards
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to parking placards for vehicles of persons with disabilities.
H 1264 - Huberty
Number of Public School Dyslexic Students
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 295
Relates to information regarding the number of public school students with dyslexia; requires each school district and open-enrollment charter school to report through the Public Education Information Management System information regarding the number of students enrolled in the district or school who are identified as having dyslexia.
H 1267 - Guillen
Medicaid Home and Community Based Services
04/29/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to certain Medicaid home and community-based services waiver programs.
H 127 - McClendon
Specialty License Plates
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military medals.
H 1273 - Kacal
Retirement Community Program
05/07/2013 - Reconsidered by HOUSE committee.
Relates to the Certified Retirement Community Program.
H 1275 - Smith W
Ethyl Alcohol Testing Device
04/16/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to certain fees associated with the installation and monitoring of an ethyl alcohol testing device as a condition of bond.
H 128 - Raymond
Childhood Health Program Grant
02/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the creation of a childhood health program grant; implements a grant program to support programs related to childhood health, fitness, and obesity prevention.
H 1284 - Johnson
Making or Causing a False Alarm or Report
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 910
Relates to the offense of making or causing a false alarm or report involving a public or private institution of higher education; provides that each institution of higher education and private or independent institution of higher education shall notify all incoming students of the penalty for the offense of making a false alarm or report involving a public or private institution of higher education.
H 1287 - Hilderbran
Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 298
Relates to the contents of an application by certain persons for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the person's residence homestead; relates to a copy of a driver license or identification card unless the person is a resident of a facility that provides services related to health, infirmity, or aging or is certified for participation in the address confidentiality program administered by the attorney general.
H 1310 - Button
Franchise Tax
05/13/2013 - Reported from Subcommittee on FISCAL MATTERS favorably.
Relates to the exclusion from total revenue of the cost of certain vaccines for purposes of the franchise tax.
H 1311 - Farias
Court Cost
04/16/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a court cost assessed on conviction of certain offenses involving an elderly victim.
H 1340 - Rose
Immunization of Certain Children
05/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to consent to the immunization of certain children.
H 1341 - Raymond
Nutrition and Wellness Education Pilot Program
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to a nutrition and wellness education pilot program for certain recipients of certain state benefits.
H 1349 - Larson
Department of Public Safety
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 665
Relates to information that may be requested by the Department of Public Safety from a person applying for or renewing a concealed handgun license; relates to a Social Security number.
H 1353 - Rodriguez E
Emergency Response Alarms At Public Schools
02/26/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to emergency response alarms at public schools.
H 1358 - Hunter T
Audits of Pharmacists and Pharmacies
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 915
Relates to procedures for desk audits of pharmacists and pharmacies; relates to pharmacy benefit managers.
H 136 - Raymond
Annual State Budget and Legislative Budget Sessions
02/06/2013 - 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 1362 - Rodriguez E
Loanstar Revolving Loan Program
02/26/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY RESOURCES.
Relates to implementation of a pilot program under the loanstar revolving loan program to promote the use of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy technology by certain nonprofit organizations.
H 1368 - Bonnen D
Hunting and Fishing License Fee Exemptions
04/02/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to hunting and fishing license fee exemptions for certain veterans.
H 137 - Stickland
Appropriations for Peace Officer Organizations
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to grants of appropriated money to certain peace officer organizations.
H 1376 - Kolkhorst
Emergency Services Advertising
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 917
Regulates advertising by facilities that provide emergency services that area associated with licensed hospitals; provides an administrative penalty; relates to a a freestanding emergency medical care facility that is exempt from licensing requirements; requires a posted notice; relates to charging rates that are comparable to a hospital emergency room.
H 1379 - Toth
Control of Conditional Federal Funds
05/07/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the control of conditional federal funds for state programs.
H 1381 - Martinez
Delivery of Prescription Drug Benefits
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to prohibiting the delivery of prescription drug benefits under the Medicaid program through a managed care delivery model.
H 1389 - Zerwas
Clinical Initiatives to Improve the Quality of Care
02/26/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to clinical initiatives to improve the quality of care and cost-effectiveness of the Medicaid program.
H 1392 - King P
Department of State Health Services
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 918
Relates to information requested and provided by the Department of State Health Services on food regulation and food safety rules.
H 1394 - King P
Department of State Health Services
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 919
Relates to the sunset review of certain powers and duties performed by the Department of State Health Services to empower consumers to make informed health care decisions; provides for maintaining appropriate privacy and security standards for patient information.
H 1396 - King P
Alcohol and Controlled Substance Statistics
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 666
Provides for alcohol and controlled substance statistics compiled and reported by the Department of Family and Protective Services; provides for pubic reporting.
H 140 - Menendez
Drivers Licenses and Personal Identification
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to driver's licenses and personal identification certificates issued to veterans; reduces certain fees.
H 1401 - Smithee
Extending Claim Handling Deadlines
02/26/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to extending claim-handling deadlines after certain emergency declarations.
H 142 - Raymond
Human Cloning Regulation
04/17/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a prohibition against human cloning and regulating other uses of human tissue by institutions of higher education; provides penalties.
H 1429 - Paddie
Volunteer Fire Departments Construction Requirements
03/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on LICENSING AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.
Relates to the exemption from certain construction requirements for volunteer fire departments in certain counties.
H 143 - Raymond
American Sign Language in Public High Schools
02/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the instruction of American Sign Language in public high schools.
H 144 - Raymond
Juvenile Justice System Mental Examination
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 225
Relates to a mental examination of a child subject to the juvenile justice system; provides that at any stage of the proceedings, including at a pre-adjudication secure detention facility, under this title the juvenile court may order a child who is referred to the juvenile court or who is alleged by a petition or found to have engaged in delinquent conduct, chemical dependency or conduct indicating a need for supervision to be examined by a disinterested expert.
H 144 - Menendez
Public Benefits and Individuals from County Jail
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the continuation of certain public benefits, including medical assistance, for individuals after release from confinement in a county jail.
H 1444 - King P
Advance Directives and Health Care
02/26/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions.
H 1447 - Button
Federal Electronic Verification of Work Authorization
02/28/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to requiring governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program or E-verify.
H 1450 - Villarreal
Criminal Justice Programs and Services
04/17/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to pay-for-performance contracts for certain criminal justice programs and services.
H 1451 - Gonzalez N
Domestic Violence Microloan Availability
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on INVESTMENTS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Relates to a program encouraging credit unions to make microloans to victims of domestic violence.
H 1454 - Gonzalez N
Program to Educate Students About Type 2 Diabetes
05/16/2013 - Scheduled for public hearing.
Relates to a program to educate students about Type 2 diabetes in certain school districts.
H 1455 - Klick
Hospital and Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Orders
02/26/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to in-hospital and out-of-hospital do-not-resuscitate orders and advance directives; provides a criminal penalty.
H 1458 - Gooden
Highway Designation
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 922
Designates U.S. Highway 175 in Kaufman County as the Veterans Memorial Highway.
H 1459 - Gooden
Ad Valorem Taxation
04/29/2013 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain real property leased to and used by charitable organizations.
H 1464 - Hughes
Health Care or Treatment Decision
02/26/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to advance directives or health care or treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients.
H 1465 - Hughes
Medical And Health Care Information
04/15/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the filing of certain medical and health care information as evidence in a civil action.
H 1470 - Laubenberg
Practice of Telemedicine
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the practice of telemedicine.
H 1471 - Laubenberg
Newborn Hearing Screening
04/09/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to newborn hearing screening.
H 148 - Burkett
Aid Provided to Certain Voters
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 846
Relates to aid provided to certain voters; provides that a person commits an offense if the person compensates another person for depositing the carrier envelope in the mail or with a common or contract carrier as part of any performance-based compensation scheme based on the number of ballots deposited or in which another person is presented with a quota of ballots to deposit.
H 1491 - Branch
Temporary Licensing of a Dentist
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 306
Relates to the temporary licensing of a dentist who performs only voluntary charity care.
H 1493 - King P
Texas Department of Rural Affairs
06/24/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 148
Relates to the transfer of programs from the Department of Rural Affairs to the Department of Agriculture; relates to assistance in certain rural health care loan reimbursement and stipend programs, water or wastewater services, paved roads, and other assistance for colonias, emergency services district and fire department assistance programs, the Medically Underserved Community-State Matching Incentive Program, the Community Telecommunications Alliance Program, and abolishment of certain committees.
H 15 - Kolkhorst
Neonatal and Maternal Services Hospitals
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 217
Relates to the level of care designations for hospitals that provide neonatal and maternal services.
H 1514 - Howard D
Veterans of World War II
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 309
Provides for privileged parking for veterans of World War II; exempts parking fees.
H 1520 - Bonnen D
Liability for Emergency Training Damages
05/06/2013 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the liability of certain persons for damages arising from training exercises to prepare the persons to respond to certain emergencies.
H 1521 - Clardy
Slaughter of Domestic or Exotic Fowl
06/24/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 149
Relates to the slaughter and/or disposal of certain domestic or exotic fowl infected with or exposed to disease and compensation of owners of fowl infected with or exposed to disease.
H 1526 - Gonzalez N
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a medical science building for the El Paso campus of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
H 1527 - Gonzalez N
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a clinical sciences building for the El Paso campus of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
H 1531 - King P
Weapons Laws
03/21/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the application of certain weapons Laws to certain emergency services personnel licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
H 1536 - Guerra
Medicaid Providers Right to Administrative Hearing
04/22/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to a Medicaid provider's right to an administrative hearing on an action taken by the office of inspector general for the Health and Human Services Commission to recover overpayments under the Medicaid program.
H 1539 - Perry
Health Care and Treatment Decisions
02/26/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to certain advance directives and health care and treatment decisions.
H 1545 - Allen A
Public Transportation Services for Disabled
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 668
Relates to the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use public transportation services; relates to paratransit.
H 155 - Taylor V
Specialty License Plates
03/12/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates for certain Operation Enduring Freedom veterans.
H 156 - Taylor V
Drivers License Renewal Appointment System
02/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to a driver's license renewal appointment system for prospective anatomical gift donors.
H 1561 - Klick
Deceased Persons Mental Health Information Access
04/04/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to access to a deceased person's mental health information.
H 1589 - Cortez
Texas Legislative Medal of Honor
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 311
Relates to the awarding of the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor for military service.
H 159 - Taylor V
Health and Human Services
04/16/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the applicability of adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies; relates to the licensing of an abortion facility.
H 1591 - Cortez
Texas Division of Emergency Management
04/25/2013 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to designation of certain vehicles of the Texas Division of Emergency Management as authorized emergency vehicles.
H 1604 - Davis S
Preauthorization of Medical Care or Health Care
04/23/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the creation of a standard request form for preauthorization of medical care or health care services.
H 1605 - Davis S
Maternity Care Management
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 670
Relates to the establishment of a pilot program in Harris County to provide maternity care management to women enrolled in the Medicaid managed care program; allows the incorporation of financial incentives to health care providers who participate in a maternity management team as a component of the pilot program.
H 1610 - Schaefer
Establishment of a Pharmacy School
03/27/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the establishment of a pharmacy school at The University of Texas at Tyler.
H 1647 - Raymond
Medicaid Program Provider Credentialing
03/19/2013 - Scheduled for public hearing.
Relates to establishing statewide comprehensive standards for provider credentialing and prior authorization processing under the Medicaid program.
H 1648 - Raymond
Department of Protective and Family Services
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 313
Relates to the confidentiality of investigation information held by the Department of Protective and Family Services; relates to a photograph, videotape, audiotape, or other audio or visual recording, depiction or documentation of a child that is made by the department in the course of an inspection or investigation.
H 1652 - Miles
Community Garden Land Use
04/29/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to liability of an owner, lessee, or occupant of land that allows land to be used as a community garden.
H 1654 - Lavender
Texas Division of Emergency Management
03/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to designation of certain vehicles of the Texas Division of Emergency Management as authorized emergency vehicles.
H 1658 - King P
DUI Arrest and Collection of a Breath or Blood Specimen
04/25/2013 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to requiring the arrest and collection of a breath or blood specimen of persons operating a motor vehicle or watercraft while intoxicated under certain circumstances.
H 1678 - Frullo
Specialty License Plates
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 941
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates for surviving spouses of disabled veterans of the United States armed forces; authorizes a fee for the plates.
H 168 - Larson
Parking for Distinguished Flying Cross Medal Recipients
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to privileged parking for Distinguished Flying Cross medal recipients.
H 1683 - Raymond
Community Day Care Availability
03/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to verification of the unavailability of community day care before the Department of Family and Protective Services provides day-care assistance or services.
H 1689 - Villarreal
Health and Human Services Enterprise Programs
04/01/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to pay-for-performance contracts for certain Health and Human Services Enterprise programs and services.
H 1690 - Fletcher
Communicable Diseases Spreading Prevention
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 314
Relates to measures to prevent or control the entry into or spread in this state of certain communicable diseases; provides a penalty; relates to quarantine; provides that a protective custody order may direct an emergency medical services provider to provide an ambulance and staff to immediately transport the person who is the subject of the order to an appropriate inpatient health facility; provides that the provider may seek reimbursement for the costs of the transport from any appropriate source.
H 1704 - Farrar
Emergency Contraception to Sexual Assault Survivors
03/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to providing information and other services relating to emergency contraception to sexual assault survivors.
H 171 - Alonzo
Veterans Resource Centers
02/28/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education.
H 1718 - Guillen
Hunting License Eligibility for Terminally Ill
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 317
Relates to the eligibility of certain terminally ill individuals to purchase a resident hunting license if such individuals are participating in an event sponsored by a charitable nonprofit organization.
H 1726 - Bohac
Shipping Coordination Services for State Agencies
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 945
Relates to shipping logistics and coordination services for state agencies; allows the comptroller to contract with a vendor to oversee shipping logistics and coordination services for state agencies and shall pay the contract from the anticipated cost savings; provides for competitive bidding; provides that the comptroller may provide contracting opportunities for vendors that employ veterans or persons with disabilities; requires the vendor to maintain a record of each shipment arranged for an agency.
H 1730 - White
Federal Electronic Verification of Work
03/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-verify.
H 1738 - Naishtat
Person With Mental Illness Detention
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 318
Relates to emergency detention by a peace officer of a person who may have mental illness; provides that a peace officer who takes a person into custody shall immediately inform the person orally in simple, nontechnical terms of the reason for the detention and that a staff member of the facility will inform the person of the person's rights within 24 hours after the time the person is admitted to a facility.
H 1739 - Naishtat
Administration of Psychoactive Medications
04/30/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the administration of psychoactive medications to persons receiving services in certain facilities.
H 1740 - Naishtat
State Supported Living Center Electronic Monitoring
04/23/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the electronic monitoring of residents at state supported living centers; provides criminal penalties.
H 1745 - Naishtat
Suicide Reporting by Hospitals
03/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to suicide reporting by hospitals and emergency medical care facilities.
H 1746 - Zerwas
Medical Waste and Autopsy Records
03/13/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the use by a medical examiner of certain medical waste and autopsy records.
H 175 - Kleinschmidt
Veterans Recovery Program and Hyperbaric Oxygen
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
H 1750 - Ashby
Distribution of Breast Surgery Information
04/24/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the development and distribution of information regarding certain breast surgeries for patients.
H 1760 - Darby
Individuals With Developmental Disabilities Services
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 320
Relates to state contracts for the provision of services to certain individuals with developmental disabilities by a state supported living center; provides for gifts and grants.
H 1761 - Kolkhorst
Health and Human Services Commission
03/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the consideration of strategies by the Health and Human Services Commission to ensure the appropriate use of diagnostic ancillary services in the Medicaid program.
H 177 - Zedler
Research Collection and Use of Adult Stem Cells
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the research, collection, and use of adult stem cells.
H 1781 - King P
Limitation on Sanctions Imposed on School Districts
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 672
Relates to a limitation on sanctions imposed on school districts for the sale of foods of minimal nutritional value; provides that the department may not impose on a school district a sanction, including disallowing meal reimbursement, based on the sale to students at a high school of food of minimal nutritional value, if the sale is approved in advance by the school and is made outside a school lunch area and to raise money for a student organization.
H 1789 - Sheffield R
Revenue Bond Issuance
03/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Authorizes the issuance of revenue bonds for a research building at Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine--Temple.
H 179 - Zedler
Complaints against Physicians
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the investigation and resolution of complaints filed against physicians.
H 1792 - Paddie
Safety Standards to the Transportation Pipeline
05/02/2013 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to safety standards and practices applicable to the transportation by pipeline of certain substances.
H 1797 - Isaac
Regulate Water and Sewage Utilities
04/29/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the authority to regulate certain water and sewage utilities to ensure public safety in and around certain municipalities.
H 18 - Krause
Regulation of Abortion Procedures
07/01/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the regulation of abortion procedures; relates to allowing a pregnant minor to file an application for a court order authorizing the minor to consent to the performance of an abortion without the consent of or notification to her parents; provides that the court appointed guardian ad litem may not also serve as the minor's attorney ad litem; provides that if the minor claims to have been physically or sexually abused by a parent or guardian, the physician shall immediately report the abuse.
H 180 - Zedler
Information Confidentiality and Review Agents
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the confidentiality of certain information following the completion of a review conducted by a utilization review agent or an independent review organization.
H 1803 - Callegari
Renewal of a Controlled Substance Registration
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 956
Relates to controlled substance registration by physicians and the regulation of persons engaged in pain management; changes the fee payment schedule.
H 1806 - Smithee
Coverage of Telemedicine Medical Services
04/18/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to coverage of telemedicine medical services under health benefit plans.
H 1807 - King P
Fever Tick Eradication
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 324
Relates to fever tick eradication; provides for a fee for the costs of feeding and holding quarantined animals; creates a penalty for violations.
H 1809 - Lucio E
Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation
05/04/2013 - Failed to pass HOUSE.
Relates to the authority of a cultural education facilities finance corporation to acquire and finance certain public property projects.
H 1820 - Kacal
Ad Valorem Tax
05/06/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the eligibility of a disabled veteran to pay ad valorem taxes imposed on a residence homestead in installments.
H 1828 - Gonzalez N
Hazardous Duty Pay
05/01/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to hazardous duty pay for certain employees working at state supported living centers and state hospitals.
H 1829 - Gonzalez N
Safe Patient Handling and Movement Practices
05/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to safe patient handling and movement practices at hospitals and nursing homes.
H 183 - Dale
Federal Electronic Verification of Employment
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.
H 185 - Zedler
Health Benefit Plan Issuer and Prescription Drug Refill
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to benefits for a refill of a prescription drug by a health benefit plan issuer.
H 1851 - Sanford
Operation of Health Care Sharing Ministries
03/19/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the operation of health care sharing ministries.
H 1856 - Burkett
Emergency Detention Medical Services
05/09/2013 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to a peace officer's determination whether medical services are needed for persons apprehended for emergency detention.
H 1867 - Klick
Health Care Professionals
03/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the administration by certain health care professionals of treatments, therapy, or medication ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist.
H 1887 - Farias
Consumer Protection
04/09/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to consumer protection for and remedies available to a veteran who buys a home that does not comply with certain warranties; provides an administrative penalty.
H 1889 - Klick
Withdrawal of Certain Life Sustaining Treatment
03/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to withdrawal of certain life-sustaining treatment.
H 1915 - Cortez
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute Ethics Policy
04/15/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the adoption of an ethics policy by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
H 1918 - Creighton
Medicaid Fraud
03/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to a defense to prosecution of the offense of Medicaid fraud.
H 1924 - Eiland
Health and Human Services
04/01/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the implementation of certain technology in the Health and Human Services Commission's claims processing procedures to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicaid and child health plan programs.
H 1937 - Farney
Parks and Wildlife Fees
04/10/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to exempting residents who are at least 65 years of age from paying certain parks and wildlife fees.
H 1939 - Orr
Veterans Employment Preference
04/02/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to a veteran's employment preference for employment with a public entity or public work of this state.
H 194 - Farias
Disabled Veterans State Contracting
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1255
Relates to the consideration of ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of increasing state contracting awards.
H 194 - Price
Gold Star Mothers Recognition Day
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to creating a recognition day in honor of Gold Star Mothers.
H 1947 - Burkett
Criteria for Commitment of a Person With Mental Illness
05/16/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the criteria for commitment of a person with mental illness.
H 1948 - Burkett
Voluntary and Involuntary Mental Health Services
03/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to voluntary and involuntary mental health services.
H 1951 - Thompson S
Licensing and Regulation of Telecommunicators
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 968
Relates to licensing and regulation of telecommunicators; relates to dispatchers; provides that a person who appoints or employs a telecommunicator licensed by the commission shall notify the commission of the appointment or employment; provides a criminal penalty; provides for a criminal history check; provides for a county jailer license.
H 1965 - Harper-Brown
State Contracting Duties of the Quality Assurance Team
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 676
Relates to state contracting duties of the Quality Assurance Team and Contract Advisory Team; requires the quality assurance team to develop and recommend policies and procedures to improve state agency information resources technology projects and procedures to improve the implementation of state agency information resources technology projects by including considerations for best value and return on investment.
H 197 - Farias
Obesity and Wellness Information Portal
02/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to an obesity and wellness information portal on the comptroller's Internet website.
H 197 - Price
Higher Education Institution Mental Health Resources
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to requiring a public institution of higher education to post information regarding mental health resources on the institution's Internet website.
H 1971 - Davis S
Department of Aging and Disability Services
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 972
Relates to a pilot program conducted by the Department of Aging and Disability Services; authorizes accreditation surveys of assisted living facilities; provides that the department may develop and implement a pilot program to authorize the use of an accreditation survey to fulfill the requirements for a life and safety code survey or inspection or another required survey or inspection.
H 1972 - Kleinschmidt
Provision of 9 1 1 Services
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 331
Relates to the provision of 9-1-1 services; provides criminal penalties for violations; provides protection relating to confidentiality and immunity and protection from liability with at least the same scope and to at least the same extent as described by federal law; concerns requirements relating to voice over internet protocol, internet protocol enabled service, and commercial mobile service.
H 1982 - Murphy
Enterprise Projects
06/14/2013 - Vetoed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the enterprise zone program; adds to definition for qualified employee; provides for "Veteran" definition; provides for the nomination for designation of an enterprise project; provides that the nominating county must enter into an interlocal agreement with the municipality that has jurisdiction of the territory; prohibits banks to designate enterprise project; provides for capital investment committed in an enterprise project; defines "half enterprise project".
H 2 - Laubenberg
Abortion Regulation
08/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. 2013 2nd Special Session Chapter No. 1
Provides hospital residency requirements for a physician performing an abortion; requires the physician to provide the pregnant woman with specified information including contact numbers if complications arise following the procedure; provides a violation will be a misdemeanor; prohibits an abortion at or after a post-fertilization time period; provides for the woman's secrecy during any criminal or civil matter; relates to drug-induced abortion; provides an administrative penalty for a violation.
H 2000 - Thompson S
Career Schools and Colleges
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 974
Relates to the qualification of nonprofit schools and educational institutions for exemption from state laws regulating career schools and colleges; relates to complaints made against those entities; authorizes a school or educational institution to offer training in the state.
H 2009 - Taylor V
Disabled Veteran Specialty License Plates
03/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the inclusion of the emblem of the veteran's branch of service on Disabled Veteran specialty license plates.
H 2017 - Price
Physician Telephone Consultation Services
03/26/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to nondiscrimination against physicians in payment for telephone consultation services.
H 2020 - Crownover
Adoption of Wellness Policies and Programs
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 975
Relates to the adoption of wellness policies and programs by state agencies; develops a wellness program designed to increase work productivity and capacity and reduce health insurance costs; provides financial incentives; offers an on-site clinic or pharmacy services.
H 2027 - Turner Sy
Unclaimed Lottery Prize Money
03/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the amount of unclaimed lottery prize money to be deposited in the fund for veterans' assistance.
H 2029 - Turner Sy
Eligibility Requirements for Electrician Licenses
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 977
Relates to the eligibility requirements for electrician licenses issued to applicants with military service; provides that the department shall credit verified military service, training or education toward the licensing requirements, other than examination requirements.
H 2042 - Guillen
Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force
04/22/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the chronic kidney disease task force.
H 205 - McClendon
Allocation of Beds in and the Commitment of Certain Per
05/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the allocation of Beds in and the commitment of certain persons to certain mental health facilities.
H 2057 - Allen A
Educational Services For Students With Disabilities
04/30/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to alternative dispute resolution methods regarding educational services for students with disabilities, including individualized education program facilitation.
H 2070 - Cortez
Medical Assistance Program
04/23/2013 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program for certain persons.
H 2072 - Rodriguez E
Services for Persons Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
05/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to services for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and licensing requirements for interpreters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; provides criminal penalties; changes the rate of a fee.
H 2073 - Rodriguez E
Driving With Untreated Sleep Disorders
03/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to driving with certain untreated sleep disorders or employing a person with an untreated sleep disorder as a commercial motor vehicle driver; creates offenses.
H 2080 - Thompson S
Guardianships
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 982
Amends payment provisions relating to guardianship proceedings; allows the court to authorize court costs and attorney fee payments from the county treasury; specifies that if a party is found to have acted in bad faith, the court may require the party to reimburse the ward's estate for any court costs and attorney's fees; amends requirements relating to information letters about persons believed to be incapacitated; repeals a section relating to compensation in certain guardianship proceedings.
H 2083 - Workman
Appropriation of Service Fees Collected By the State
03/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY and REFORM.
Relates to the appropriation of service fees collected by the state and distributed to regional planning commissions via the commission.
H 2087 - Sheffield J
Texas State Board of Pharmacy
04/24/2013 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to Texas State Board of Pharmacy.
H 2098 - Guillen
Social Poker Establishments
03/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on LICENSING AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.
Relates to the authorization and regulation of social poker establishments and the duties of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; provides penalties.
H 2099 - Guillen
Improving Access to Nursing Education Programs
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 983
Relates to improved access to nursing education programs; relates to the use of an electronic common admission application form for admission to an undergraduate nursing education program at an institution of higher education; relates to establishing a program to provide assistance in the repayment of student loans for certain nurses.
H 21 - Callegari
Pregnant Woman's Completion of a Resource Awareness
08/05/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a pregnant woman's completion of a resource awareness session before performance or inducement of an abortion; provides penalties.
H 2102 - Guillen
Authority of the Governor
04/18/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the authority of the governor to suspend requirements applicable to motor carriers during certain emergencies; authorizes a fee.
H 2111 - Strama
Transitional Living Services Program
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 342
Relates to the inclusion of food and nutrition instruction in the transitional living services program for youth in foster care; includes the use of public transportation for youth life-skills training; provides services that will assist youth in developing skills in food preparation; provides for nutrition education that promotes healthy food choices; provides for a department contract for transitional living service for foster youth to partner with a community-based organization.
H 212 - Rose
Children Immunization Consent
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to consent to the immunization of certain children.
H 2128 - Zerwas
Myocardial Infarction Facilities
04/10/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the designation of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction facilities.
H 2129 - Zerwas
Private Health Care Insurance Coverage
04/09/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to information about private health care insurance coverage and the health insurance exchange for individuals applying for certain Department of State Health Services programs and services.
H 2131 - Dutton
Creation of a Specialty Court
04/29/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the creation of a specialty court for certain first-time DWI offenders; imposes fees for participation and alcohol monitoring.
H 2135 - Cortez
Private Security Credentials
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 989
Relates to waivers and grants of credit for requirements to obtain certain private security licenses to individuals who hold security credentials from the United States armed forces; provides that the board shall adopt rules under which the board may waive any prerequisite to obtaining a license for, and credit experience for a license requirement to, an individual who the board determines has acceptable experience gained during service in a branch of the United States armed forces.
H 214 - Pickett
Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
05/02/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
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 215 - Harless
Elderly Residents Fee Waived for Fishing License
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to waiving the fee for a fishing license for residents of this state who are at least 65 years of age.
H 2155 - Callegari
State Employee Group Benefits Coverage
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1285
Relates to eligibility of dependents for coverage under the state employee group benefits program; provides for the individual's spouse, unmarried child younger than 26 years of age, child of any age who the board of trustees determines lives with or has the child's care provided by the individual on a regular basis if the child is mentally or physically incapacitated.
H 2158 - Goldman
Medicaid Proposed Settlements
05/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the effect of a finding of liability for fraudulent activity and notification requirements for proposed settlements under the Medicaid program.
H 2159 - Gonzalez N
Contraception Consent
03/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to contraception.
H 2160 - Gonzalez N
Contraception Consent
03/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to contraception.
H 2161 - Gonzalez N
Women's Health Program Eligibility
03/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to eligibility for benefits under the Texas women's health program operated by the Department of State Health Services.
H 2162 - Eiland
Non Emergency Transportation Services
04/25/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to health benefit plan coverage for certain non-emergency transportation services.
H 2164 - Eiland
Delegation Authority During Disasters
03/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to the delegation of authority by the governing body of a political subdivision during a disaster.
H 2178 - Gonzalez N
Child Health Plan Coverage
03/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to covered benefits for certain persons under the child health plan.
H 2184 - Keffer J
Mineral Interests
05/10/2013 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to the partition of mineral interests of a charitable trust.
H 2186 - Workman
Mental Illness Detention
04/24/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to authority of certain facilities to temporarily detain a person with mental illness.
H 219 - White
Public Benefits and Services
02/07/2013 - 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 by state and local governments and reimbursement from the federal government for those benefits and services; provides that a governmental entity may not provide education or health benefits or services at no cost to a person who is not lawfully present in the United States, unless required by federal law.
H 22 - Martinez
Higher Education
03/06/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the establishment of a public service requirement for undergraduate students, known as Service to Texas, at public institutions of higher education.
H 220 - Price
Consecutive Sentences for Certain Criminal Offenses
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 228
Relates to consecutive sentences for offenses involving injury to a child, an elderly individual, or a disabled individual and arising out of the same criminal episode.
H 2217 - Bonnen D
Cranial Molding Orthosis
04/17/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the provision of a cranial molding orthosis under the medical assistance and child health plan programs.
H 2218 - Wu
Department of Family and Protective Services
04/23/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the office of independent ombudsman for the Department of Family and Protective Services.
H 2222 - Wu
Immunization or Vaccination Age
03/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the minimum patient age for administration of an immunization or vaccination by a pharmacist.
H 2235 - Farias
Motor Vehicle Sales and Use Tax
03/12/2013 - 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 2240 - Turner Sy
Study on Homeless Youth
05/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to a study on homeless youth.
H 2252 - Ashby
State Employee Charitable Campaigns
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 347
Relates to eligibility of charitable organizations to participate in a state employee charitable campaign; relates to budgets and audits.
H 2271 - Morrison
Annual Hurricane Damage Mitigation Week
03/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an annual hurricane damage mitigation week.
H 2276 - Crownover
Residential Services Availability
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 682
Relates to notice of services and programs, including residential services, available for persons with intellectual disabilities; relates to ensuring that a person inquiring about residential services receives a pamphlet or informational material explaining that any programs and services for which the person is determined to be eligible, including state supported living centers, and community ICF-MR programs may be an option available to an individual who is eligible for those services.
H 2288 - Zerwas
Sales And Use Tax Exemption for Health Care Supplies
04/18/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the exemption from sales and use taxes of certain health care supplies.
H 2290 - Lozano
Supplemental Environmental Project
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 350
Amends the water code; relates to use for administrative costs of a portion of money received by certain entities to implement a supplemental environmental project; relates to allowing a local government or an organization exempt from federal income taxation, that receives money from a respondent to implement a supplemental environmental project to use a portion of the money for administrative costs, including overhead costs, personnel salary and fringe benefits, and travel and per diem expenses.
H 2295 - Naishtat
Involuntary Commitment of Persons with Mental Illness
03/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the payment of costs incurred by the involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness.
H 2296 - Naishtat
Mental Health Hearings
03/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the requirements of using certain technology to conduct certain mental health hearings or proceedings.
H 2298 - Naishtat
Advanced Life Support Definition
03/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the definition of "advanced life support" for the purposes of providing emergency medical services.
H 2301 - Bonnen D
Electronic Verification of Work Authorization Program
03/11/2013 - 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, and authorizing 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 2308 - Schaefer
Abortion Facility Reporting Requirements
03/27/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to facility reporting requirements for an abortion performed at an abortion facility.
H 2309 - Schaefer
Abortion Facility Reporting Requirements
03/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to reporting requirements for abortions performed at an abortion facility.
H 2319 - Parker
Overnight Shelter for Children
05/07/2013 - Reconsidered by HOUSE committee.
Relates to churches that provide overnight shelter for children.
H 232 - Guillen
Alcohol Offenses
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 848
Relates to allowing certain minors convicted of certain alcohol offenses to perform community service instead of attending an alcohol awareness program; provides that If the defendant resides in a county with a specified maximum population and access to an alcohol awareness program is not readily available in the county or an adjacent county, the court may allow the defendant to take an online alcohol awareness program under a certain condition; relates to residence determination.
H 2323 - Gonzalez N
Protective Services for Elderly and Disabled
05/02/2013 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to the extension of an emergency order for protective services for certain persons who are elderly or have disabilities.
H 2342 - Zedler
Adult Stem Cells
05/02/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the research, collection, and use of adult stem cells.
H 2358 - King P
Nursing Regulation
03/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the regulation of the practice of nursing.
H 2359 - Bonnen D
Health Care Compensation
05/05/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to health care compensation under certain health benefit or managed care plans; defines "material change" as a change to a contract that decreases the health care provider's payment or compensation; provides that each health care contract must include a disclosure form that states, in plain language, payment and compensation terms; requires the disclosure form to include information sufficient for a health care provider to determine the compensation or payment for the provider's services.
H 236 - Krause
Fiscal Risk Management Commission
11/11/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the creation of the Fiscal Risk Management Commission.
H 2360 - Bonnen D
Health Care Costs
04/25/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the disclosure of health care costs and related information.
H 2369 - Guillen
Volunteer Fire Departments
03/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PENSIONS.
Relates to participation by certain volunteer fire departments in the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System instead of a Texas local firefighters retirement system.
H 237 - Springer
Volunteer Firefighters Licensure or Certification
11/11/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams.
H 2374 - Cortez
Home Health Services
03/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of recipients of home health services; creates an offense; provides penalties.
H 2383 - Eiland
Life Insurance Policies
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1001
Relates to life settlement contracts for payment of long-term care services and support and the consideration of a life insurance policy in determining eligibility for medical assistance; provides that a person who enters into a life settlement contract with an owner of a life insurance policy must maintain a surety bond executed and issued by an insurer authorized to issue surety bonds in this state; relates to funeral expenses.
H 2391 - Menendez
Electric Utility Bill Payment Assistance Programs
03/28/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to electric utility bill payment assistance programs for certain veterans burned in combat.
H 2392 - Menendez
Mental Health Program for Veterans
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 352
Relates to the mental health program for veterans; relates to establishing a grant program through which grants may be awarded to regional and local organizations for delivery of programs or services.
H 240 - Thompson S
Specialty License Plates Issuance
11/11/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military medals.
H 2401 - McClendon
Community Based Services
05/07/2013 - Reconsidered by HOUSE committee.
Relates to the provision of community-based services to individuals who have or may have mental illness.
H 2413 - Naishtat
Protection from Family Violence
03/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the protection of persons from family violence and other violence in guardianship proceedings.
H 242 - Lucio E
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
11/11/2014 - PREFILED.
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 2424 - Martinez
Highway Designation
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 686
Relates to the designation of the part of U.S. Highway 83 Business in Hidalgo and Cameron Counties as a portion of the national Purple Heart Trail.
H 2426 - Martinez
Emergency Services Personnel
05/05/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to certification and recertification requirements for emergency services personnel.
H 2427 - Martinez
Consumer Medical Debt
03/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on INVESTMENTS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Relates to the reporting of information regarding certain medical debt of a consumer.
H 2428 - Martinez
Dental Services
03/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to a prohibition on delivering dental services under the Medicaid program and the child health plan program through a managed care model or arrangement in certain counties.
H 2437 - Farias
Community Homes for Persons with Disabilities
04/23/2013 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to community homes for persons with disabilities.
H 245 - Menendez
Emergency Room Physicians
04/24/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the authority of emergency room physicians and certain certified emergency medical services professionals to hold a person believed to have a mental illness; establishes mental health crisis intervention certification for certain emergency medical services personnel.
H 2454 - Frank
Reimbursement of Health Care Services
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1007
Provides that a county may credit an expenditure for an eligible resident toward eligibility for state assistance if the eligible resident received health care services at a hospital or other health care provider if the eligible resident is an inmate of a county jail or another county correctional facility.
H 246 - Martinez Fische
Creating Jobs for Veterans Franchise Tax Credits
11/11/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to franchise tax credits for creating quality jobs for veterans.
H 2462 - Thompson S
Automobile Club Memberships
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 355
Relates to automobile club memberships offered in connection with motor vehicle retail installment contracts; provides that a retail seller may, at the time a retail installment contract is executed, offer an automobile club membership; relates to fees and charges; requires that the retail seller shall give the retail buyer written notice at the time the retail installment contract is executed that the retail buyer is entitled to cancel the membership and receive a full refund.
H 2466 - Farias
Specialty License Plates for Vietnam Veterans
04/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates for Vietnam veterans.
H 2470 - Rodriguez E
Medical Powers of Attorney
03/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to venue for actions to revoke certain medical Powers of attorney.
H 2475 - Miller R
Oath Taken By a Person Who Assists a Voter
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 358
Relates to the oath taken by a person who assists a voter; requires the oath to include that the person providing assistance is not the voter's employer, an agent of the voter's employer, or an officer or agent of a labor union to which the voter belongs.
H 2485 - Sheffield J
Specialty License Plates
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1010
Relates to Air Medal and Air Medal with Valor specialty license plates.
H 2489 - Collier
Veterans' Assistance Lottery Game
04/23/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the marketing and advertising of the veterans' assistance lottery game.
H 2490 - Rodriguez E
Health and Human Services Programs
04/17/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the eligibility of certain providers of laboratory services for health and human services programs.
H 2496 - Dutton
Department of Public Safety
03/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to the authority of the Department of Public Safety to allow blood pressure machines to be located in driver's license offices.
H 25 - King P
Abortion and Public Education Program
08/05/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the development of a public education program regarding unexpected pregnancy and a related study concerning legislation affecting abortion.
H 2508 - Anchia
Protection of Persons From Family Violence
03/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the protection of persons from family violence and other violence in guardianship proceedings.
H 2510 - Anchia
State Employee Charitable Campaign
04/03/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the continuation and functions of the State Employee Charitable Campaign; authorizes a fee.
H 2512 - Miller R
Voter Registration
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1012
Relates to the disclosure of driver license information to the secretary of state for use in voter registration or the administration of elections; relates to social security numbers.
H 252 - White
Sexual Offenses in Disaster Area Punishment
11/12/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the punishment of certain sexual offenses committed in a disaster area or an evacuated area.
H 2529 - McClendon
Disease Control Pilot Programs
03/05/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to disease control pilot programs to reduce the risk of certain communicable diseases.
H 2533 - Zerwas
Hemophilia Medical Treatment
05/05/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to coverage for and access to hemophilia medical treatment.
H 2535 - Schaefer
Exemption from Security Licensure for Volunteers
04/11/2013 - Left pending in committee.
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 or church or religious organization.
H 2545 - Miller R
Settlement Credits in Asbestos and Silica Cases
03/14/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to settlement credits in asbestos and silica cases.
H 255 - Guerra
Pharmacy Benefit Claims Adjudication Fees
11/12/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to certain fees charged for the adjudication of pharmacy benefit claims.
H 2562 - Farias
Public Assistance Reporting Information System
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1016
Relates to an annual report on the Public Assistance Reporting Information System; relates to a report describing interagency progress in identifying and obtaining Department of Veterans Affairs benefits for veterans receiving Medicaid and other public benefit programs, the number of benefits claims awarded, the total dollar amount of those claims, and efforts to expend the use of the system and to improve the effectiveness of shifting veterans from Medicaid to veterans' benefits.
H 2564 - Farias
Texas Veterans Commission
03/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to a grant program administered by the Texas Veterans Commission using money from the fund for veterans' assistance for entities that provide home-based health care services to veterans in certain rural counties.
H 257 - Gonzalez N
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
04/29/2013 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to the creation of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso as a component institution of the Texas Tech University System.
H 2572 - McClendon
Criminal Defendant Expert Examination
04/30/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the qualifications of certain experts authorized to examine a defendant and testify as to the issue of the defendant's sanity or insanity in a criminal case.
H 258 - Murphy
Public Utilities Land Use Liability
02/07/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to liability of certain public utilities that allow certain uses of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases; requires any political subdivision or nonprofit organization that enters into a easement or license or lease agreement with the public utility to allow access by the public to the premises of the utility for recreation, exercise, education, relations, travel, or pleasure must carry liability insurance providing coverage for an act or omission by the lessees.
H 26 - Callegari
Abortion
07/10/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the offense of coercing a person to have or seek an abortion and voluntary and informed consent for an abortion; provides penalties.
H 2618 - Naishtat
Emergency Detention of Persons With Mental Illness
03/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the emergency detention of persons with mental illness.
H 2620 - Collier
Task Force on Domestic Violence
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1021
Relates to creation of a task force on domestic violence; provides for duties and membership of the task force; relates to examining the impact of domestic violence on maternal and infant mortality, the health of mothers, and the health and development of fetuses, infants, and children; relates to identifying the health care services available to children age two and younger and mothers and exploring opportunities for improving the ability of those services to address domestic violence.
H 2622 - Creighton
Low Profit Limited Liability Company
03/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY.
Relates to the creation of a low-profit limited liability company.
H 2625 - Coleman
Disease Management Practices
05/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to disease management practices of local mental health authorities.
H 2626 - Zedler
Display of the Honor and Remember Flag
03/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to display of the Honor and Remember flag.
H 2629 - Zedler
Range of Motion Model
05/07/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to utilizing the range of motion model incorporated into the 4th Edition of the American Medical Association Guides to determine the impairment rating of the lumbar spine.
H 2632 - Martinez
Reimbursement for Ambulance Services
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to reimbursement for certain ambulance services provided to persons enrolled in the Medicaid managed care program and the inclusion of certain ambulance service providers in the health care provider networks of Medicaid managed care organizations.
H 2634 - Flynn
Community Service
03/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the satisfaction of a condition of community supervision requiring performance of community service.
H 2645 - Turner Sy
Independent Review Organizations
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1024
Relates to certification and operation of independent review organizations; relates to confidentiality of medical records transmitted to an independent review organization; relates to workers' compensation medical benefits.
H 2647 - Munoz
Claims for Reimbursement Under Medicaid Program
04/22/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the processing and payment of claims for reimbursement by providers under the Medicaid program.
H 2669 - Vo
Adult Stem Cell Donor Information
03/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to a release of certain adult stem cell donor information by the Department of Public Safety.
H 2673 - Price
Protection and Care of Individuals with Disabilities
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1027
Relates to protection and care of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; relates to contracting an institution of higher education or a health care organization or association with experience in conducting research-based mortality studies; provides for criminal history checks for employees.
H 2675 - Laubenberg
Eligibility of the Former Spouse
03/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the eligibility of the former spouse of a person who is elderly or disabled to receive a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed on the spouse's residence homestead by certain taxing units.
H 2681 - Guillen
Pilot Project
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to a pilot project to determine the most efficient transportation service delivery model for the Medicaid medical transportation program.
H 2683 - Price
Consumer Directed Personal Care Services
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 363
Relates to employment in consumer-directed services and by health facilities; provides for a criminal history background check, the nurse aide registry and the employee misconduct registry; includes employment agencies and financial management services agencies; relates to consumer-directed home care services and nursing services in a health facility.
H 2689 - Howard D
State Formula Funding
05/07/2013 - Reconsidered by HOUSE committee.
Relates to a study regarding state formula funding for health-related institutions and general academic teaching institutions.
H 2698 - King P
Veterans Employment Program
04/15/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a study of the feasibility of establishing a program to connect veterans seeking employment in school security positions with independent school districts seeking to employ security personnel.
H 27 - Zedler
Research Collection and Use of Adult Stem Cells
06/03/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the research, collection, and use of adult stem cells.
H 27 - Callegari
Abortion for a Minor
07/10/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor.
H 2700 - Bonnen D
Health Care Estimate Requirement
05/05/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the requirement that certain health care providers give patients a good faith estimate of the expected payment for health care services and goods before the services or goods are provided; provides administrative penalties; provides for the estimate of anesthesiology services, pathology services, and medical implants; provides for good faith estimate for a person who has an individual, group, or other private or commercial health insurance plan.
H 2709 - Cortez
State Plan for Bacterial Pneumonia Education
05/07/2013 - Reconsidered by HOUSE committee.
Relates to the establishment of a state plan for bacterial pneumonia education and prevention.
H 2713 - Eiland
Auxiliary and Institutional Funds
03/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to making auxiliary and institutional funds of a state institution of higher education subject to legislative appropriation.
H 2715 - Eiland
Institutional Funds Held by Public Institutions
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to institutional funds held by public institutions of higher education in this state.
H 272 - Larson
Emergency Services Districts Notice Requirements
03/07/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to notice requirements for emergency services districts; requires the sheriff to post a copy of such notice in a regional or area-specific publication; relates to local election and bids on items to be purchased.
H 2721 - Raymond
Health and Human Services
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to improving the delivery and quality of certain health and human services, including the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term services and supports.
H 2725 - Thompson S
Victim Record Confidentiality
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 365
Relates to confidentiality of certain records maintained by a victims of trafficking shelter center and the creation of minimum standards for certain facilities that provide services to victims of trafficking; provides that victims of trafficking shelter center means a program that is operated by public or private nonprofit organization and provides comprehensive residential and nonresidential services to persons who are victims of trafficking.
H 2726 - Oliveira
Certification of Maximum Medical Improvements
04/02/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to disputing the certification of maximum medical improvement and evaluation of impairment rating.
H 2731 - Raymond
Medicaid Managed Care
05/01/2013 - Transferred to HOUSE CALENDARS COMMITTEE.
Relates to decreasing administrative burdens of Medicaid managed care for the state, the managed care organizations, and providers under managed care networks.
H 2741 - Phillips
Regulation of Motor Vehicles
08/02/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1135
Relates to regulation of motor vehicles by counties and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; authorizes a fee; creates an offense; allows the governor to suspend certain requirements in response to an emergency declaration of another jurisdiction; relates to electronic funds transfer; relates to issuing specialty license plates; relates to restriction on local government authority to regulate overweight vehicles and loads on state highway system.
H 2753 - Branch
Excellence Funding
05/10/2013 - Failed to pass HOUSE.
Relates to excellence funding for certain health-related institutions of higher education.
H 2811 - Toth
Programs Provided By Volunteer Organizations to Inmates
05/09/2013 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to programs provided by volunteer organizations to inmates in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
H 2817 - Burkett
Commercial Drivers License for Veterans
03/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to the testing required for a commercial driver's license for veterans of the United States Armed Forces with previous truck driving experience.
H 2819 - Thompson S
Demonstration Project for Preventative Health Care
03/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to establishing a demonstration project for preventative health care services, and implementation of related outreach activities.
H 2847 - White
Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities
04/16/2013 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to the composition of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and certain contract requirements for political subdivisions of this state.
H 286 - Canales
Disabled Veterans Delinquent Ad Valorem Taxes
11/13/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to collection costs that may be imposed in connection with certain delinquent ad valorem taxes owed by disabled veterans.
H 2868 - Carter
Execution of a Search Warrant
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the execution of a search warrant for taking a blood specimen from certain persons in certain intoxication offenses.
H 2869 - Carter
Provision of Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies
05/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the provision of durable medical equipment and supplies under the Medicaid program.
H 287 - Zedler
Independent Review Confidentiality
04/08/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the confidentiality of certain information following the completion of a review conducted by an independent review organization.
H 2880 - Thompson S
Rights and Duties of Hospital Patients
05/01/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the rights and duties of hospital patients and certain health care providers; provides civil penalties.
H 2887 - Davis S
Establishment of Community Collaboratives
05/09/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the establishment of community collaboratives by local entities to provide services to and coordinate the care of persons who are homeless, persons with mental illness, and persons with substance abuse problems.
H 2893 - Raney
Tax Exempt Property
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the use of a tax-exempt property of a higher education development foundation or an alumni association.
H 2901 - Turner Sy
Ad Valorem Taxes
03/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to a credit against ad valorem taxes imposed on certain real property used to provide housing to certain persons with disabilities.
H 2919 - Kolkhorst
Orthodontic Services Under the Medicaid Program
04/03/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the provision of orthodontic services under the Medicaid program.
H 2925 - Sheets
Chiropractor Insurance Payment Disputes
04/23/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to alternative dispute resolution of certain insurance payment disputes with chiropractors.
H 2929 - Sheets
Health Benefit Plan Coverage for Brain Injury
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 370
Relates to health benefit plan coverage for brain injury; relates to group health coverage made available by a school district; provides that the issuer of a health benefit plan, including a preferred provider benefit plan or health maintenance organization plan, may not, solely because a facility is licensed as an assisted living facility, refuse to contract with or approve admission to that facility to provide therapy, testing or rehabilitation services.
H 2938 - Laubenberg
Administration of an Immunization or Vaccination
04/24/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the administration of an immunization or vaccination by a pharmacist.
H 294 - Rodriguez E
Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 849
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by a charitable organization and used in providing housing and related services to certain homeless individuals and is located within a municipality with a specified population or within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of such a municipality.
H 2945 - Davis S
Woman's Informed Consent
04/10/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the removing of the risk of breast cancer as part of a woman's informed consent for an abortion.
H 2950 - Rodriguez E
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to expanding eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2961 - Huberty
School District Employees Social Security Numbers
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 183
Provides that a school district may not require an employee or former employee of the district to choose whether to allow public access to the employee's or former employee's social security number; provides that the social security number of an employee of a school district in the custody of the district is confidential; requires an independent school district board of trustees to adopt a policy prohibiting the use of such number of an employee for an identifier except for tax purposes.
H 2965 - Alonzo
Health Care Provider Networks
04/17/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the inclusion of optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists in the health care provider networks of certain Medicaid managed care organizations.
H 2979 - Parker
Offenders Involving Injury to Certain Individuals
05/05/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the prosecution, punishment and supervision of certain offenders involving injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.
H 2982 - Keffer J
Power of the Railroad Commission
07/12/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1045
Relates to power of the State Railroad Commission to adopt and enforce safety standards applicable to the transportation by pipeline of hazardous liquids, carbon dioxide and natural gas in rural locations.
H 2990 - Canales
Collection Costs and Veterans
05/02/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to collection costs that may be imposed in connection with delinquent ad valorem taxes owed by certain veterans.
H 3017 - Moody J
Amount of Child Support Obligations
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1046
Relates to determination of the amount of child support obligations; relates to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits.
H 304 - Walle
Standards for Child and Adult Protective Services
02/19/2013 - Left pending in committee.
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 306 - White
Public Benefits and Services to Illegal U.S. Persons
11/17/2014 - PREFILED.
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.
H 3064 - Menendez
Disposition of Unclaimed Cremated Remains
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 373
Relates to the disposition of unclaimed cremated remains of certain veterans and dependents.
H 307 - White
Criminal Justice Programs and Services
11/17/2014 - PREFILED.
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 3077 - Miller R
Display of the Honor and Remember Flag
05/16/2013 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to the display of the Honor and Remember flag.
H 309 - White
Juvenile Justice Programs and Services Program
11/17/2014 - PREFILED.
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 3096 - Thompson S
Exemption From Use of an Emergency Notification System
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1052
Relates to an exemption from the use of an emergency notification system by public service providers serving fewer than a specified number of customers.
H 3118 - Burkett
Court Ordered Outpatient Mental Health Services
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to court-ordered outpatient mental health services.
H 3122 - Lucio E
Expanding Eligibility for Medical Assistance
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
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.
H 3132 - Lucio E
Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
04/22/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to an 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 3150 - Capriglione
Elimination of Regional Education Service Centers
03/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the elimination of Regional Education Service Centers.
H 3152 - Giddings
Workers' Compensation
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 374
Relates to the payment of and contracts with health care providers by entities under contract with a certified workers' compensation network.
H 3158 - Zerwas
Contracts for Medicaid Managed Care
05/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to certain contracts for Medicaid managed care.
H 3169 - Bohac
Sales and Use Tax
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1061
Relates to the imposition of the sales and use tax on certain taxable items; relates to a general liability insurance policy; relates to destination management services; relates to airport meet-and-greet services; provides for tax on intravenous systems, supplies and replacement parts for diagnosis and treatment of humans.
H 3178 - Phillips
Emergency Management and Mutual Aid
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 708
Relates to emergency management; relates to the Statewide Mutual Aid System and requests for aid from one local government entity to another local government entity; relates to duration of response and reimbursement of costs.
H 3183 - Laubenberg
Medical Professionals
05/06/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the types of medical professionals who may conduct an examination of certain school bus drivers.
H 3185 - Laubenberg
Health Benefit Exchange
04/22/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to prohibiting the establishment of a health benefit exchange in this state.
H 3196 - Price
Licensing Certification
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1063
Relates to licensing and certification requirements for health facilities and to the allocation of Medicaid beds in certain of those facilities; increases fees; relates to requiring an applicant for Medicaid beds in a nursing facility to provide a performance bond.
H 3201 - Kolkhorst
Practice of Dentistry
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 709
Relates to the practice of dentistry; imposes surcharges and fees; relates to expert panels to assist with complaints and investigations relating to professional competency; relates to malpractice; relates to processing of billing and processing patient insurance claims; relates to Medicaid providers.
H 3225 - Coleman
Mental Health and Suicide Risk in Students
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to training for public school educators in identifying mental health and suicide risks among students.
H 3227 - Coleman
Eating Disorders
05/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to coverage of certain eating disorders as serious mental illnesses under certain group health benefit plans.
H 323 - Guillen
Parks and Wildlife Department Motor-driven Vehicle
11/18/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to tort liability arising from a volunteer's operation of a Parks and Wildlife Department motor-driven vehicle or motor-driven equipment.
H 3231 - Coleman
Sale of Certain Abusable Drugs
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on COUNTY AFFAIRS.
Relates to local regulation regarding the sale of certain abusable drugs.
H 3243 - Callegari
Notice of and Consent to an Abortion for a Minor
03/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor.
H 3245 - Callegari
Tax Credit for Contributions to Educational Assistance
04/09/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations.
H 3247 - Callegari
Offense Relating to an Abortion
03/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the offense of coercing a person to have or seek an abortion and informed and voluntary consent for an abortion; provides penalties.
H 3251 - Zerwas
Long Term Care Needs of Persons with Disabilities
03/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the assessment of the long-term care needs of certain persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and a resource allocation system for certain Medicaid program services provided to those persons.
H 3253 - Zerwas
Notation of Death on a Birth Certificate
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1067
Relates to the notation of death on a birth certificate and the release of birth certificate information for certain purposes; provides that the section entitled For Medical and Health Use Only may not be released except for statistical or medical research purposes.
H 3261 - Cortez
Establishment of the Disaster Identification System
04/25/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the establishment of the disaster identification system for a state of disaster.
H 3262 - Miller R
Contracting Pharmacy Benefit Managers
05/03/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to pharmacy benefit managers contracting with the child health plan program, the Medicaid managed care program, and health plans for certain government employees.
H 3265 - Turner Sy
B On Time Loan Program
04/17/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the administration of the Texas 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 3266 - McClendon
Expanding Eligibility for Medical Assistance
03/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
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.
H 3269 - Smithee
Ambulatory Surgical Center Charges
04/23/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to payment of and disclosures related to certain ambulatory surgical center charges.
H 3276 - Simmons R
Autism Spectrum Disorder
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1070
Relates to the coverage by health benefit plans for the screening and treatment of autism spectrum disorder for children.
H 3282 - Zedler
Pharmacy Regulation
04/10/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Provides for the regulation of pharmacy practitioners and pharmacy technician trainees; makes changes concerning suspension and revocation of licenses held in another state, drug substitution, public information concerning licensing and registration, convictions requiring registration as a sex offender, education requirements, professional liability insurance requirements for trainees, and related matters.
H 3285 - Davis S
Health Care Associated Infections
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1072
Relates to reporting of health care associated infections; requires a report to specify whether the infection resulted in the death of the patient while hospitalized.
H 3295 - Miller R
Veterans Tuition and Fees
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to tuition and fees for veterans and certain family members of veterans.
H 3299 - Gutierrez
Medicaid Vendor Drug Program
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to a study regarding the provision of the drug palivizumab through the Medicaid Vendor Drug Program to premature newborns.
H 33 - Menendez
Assisted Living Methods of Dispute Resolution
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 218
Relates to alternative methods of dispute resolution in disputes between the Department of Aging and Disability Services and an assisted living facility licensed by the department to address disputes between a facility and the department concerning a statement of violations prepared by the department in accordance with this section.
H 3302 - Krause
Abortion Procedures
05/05/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the regulation of abortion procedures; prohibits a physician from performing an abortion on any pregnant woman unless the woman has obtained a specified proof of age; modifies consent requirements with regard to performance of an abortion on a minor; provides that a specified certified statement shall be included in a minor's medical record; specifies a procedure for cases of medical emergency; makes changes concerning abuse reporting; provides for a specified cause of action and related damages.
H 3312 - Collier
Supported Living Center System
03/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to an evaluation of the state supported living center system.
H 3327 - Coleman
Public School Programs
05/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to a list of mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention programs that may be selected for implementation by public schools.
H 3329 - Herrero
Health Benefit Reimbursement Rates
03/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to certain reimbursement rates offered by health benefit plan administrators for certain health coverage plans.
H 334 - Ashby
Medicaid Fraud Offense Prosecution
11/18/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to a defense to prosecution of the offense of Medicaid fraud.
H 337 - Zedler
Human Trafficking Prevention
03/12/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the regulation of owners, operators, employees, and independent contractors of sexually oriented businesses to reduce risks to public and occupational health and to prevent human trafficking; provides penalties.
H 3376 - Turner Sy
Medical Assistance Program
04/16/2013 - Scheduled for public hearing.
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.
H 339 - Laubenberg
Fire Control Prevention and Emergency Medical Services
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 852
Relates to the authority to propose the creation of a fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services district in a municipality of a specified size that is adjacent to a county with a specified population.
H 339 - Farias
Leave for Veterans Returning to State Employment
11/19/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment.
H 3398 - Raymond
Enteral Nutrition Therapy
04/02/2013 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to the inclusion of enteral nutrition therapy providers in Medicaid managed care organizations' provider networks.
H 3401 - Raymond
Nutrition and Wellness Education Program
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 712
Relates to nutrition and wellness education for recipients of certain state benefits; relates to encouraging individuals receiving benefits to access readily available and existing online information and programs, including information provided on the commission's website, that provide nutrition and wellness education for the purpose of promoting healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle.
H 3405 - Raymond
Emergency Shelters
03/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to an exemption for certain emergency shelters from child-care licensing requirements.
H 3423 - Lavender
State Travel Information Centers
04/16/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the operation of state travel information centers by private and nonprofit entities.
H 3426 - Lavender
Reimbursement of Nonemergency Services
03/27/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to reimbursement through the Medicaid program of nonemergency services provided through hospital emergency rooms.
H 3427 - Lavender
Mental Health Patient Transportation
05/07/2013 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to the transport of a mental health patient who is not a resident of this state.
H 3429 - Lucio E
Fireworks Regulation
04/10/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the regulation of fireworks during a drought and under a declaration of local disaster.
H 3430 - Cortez
Use of Nighttime Triage Equipment
03/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the requirements and protocols for the use of nighttime triage equipment by emergency medical services personnel.
H 3433 - Fletcher
Private Security Company Regulation
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1084
Relates to the regulation of private security companies and occupations; allows an alarm systems company to sell, install, maintain, or service, or offer to sell, install, maintain, or service, an electronic access control device or a mechanical security device that is capable of activation through a wireless signal; excludes motor vehicles; requires an applicant or licensee to maintain a certificate of insurance to cover all of the business activities related to private security; creates an offense.
H 3452 - Eiland
Medicaid Reimbursement Disputes
04/21/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to administrative and judicial review of certain Medicaid reimbursement disputes.
H 3455 - Eiland
Pharmaceutical Care Access
05/05/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to access to pharmaceutical care under certain health benefit plans.
H 3456 - Eiland
Reimbursement Rates Paid to Pharmacies
03/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to reimbursement rates paid to certain pharmacies in connection with health benefit plans.
H 3457 - Eiland
Medical Information As Evidence
03/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the filing of certain medical information as evidence in civil and criminal proceedings.
H 3463 - Bohac
Assistance Program Recipients
05/06/2013 - Postponed.
Relates to information provided to recipients of certain assistance programs.
H 347 - Pitts
Using a Wireless Communication Device While Driving
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 240
Relates to prohibiting using a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle on school property; provides an affirmative defense to prosecution of an offense under this section that the wireless communication device was used to make an emergency call to an emergency response service, a hospital, a fire department, a health clinic, a medical doctor's office, an individual to administer first aid treatment, or a police department.
H 3473 - Paddie
Managed Care Organizations Contracts
04/24/2013 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to contracts with managed care organizations under the Medicaid managed care delivery model.
H 3487 - Villarreal
Medical Assistance Eligibility Expansion
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
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.
H 35 - Howard D
Abortion
07/10/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the waiting period before a physician may perform an abortion; modifies provisions in relation to consent to an abortion.
H 350 - Farias
Motor Vehicle Sales and Use Tax Exemption
11/20/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain motor vehicles purchased or used by veterans with disabilities.
H 3515 - Rodriguez E
Stroke Response and Treatment System
03/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the establishment of a statewide system for stroke response and treatment.
H 3516 - Rodriguez E
Response to Heart Attacks
03/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the establishment of a statewide system for the response and treatment of certain types of heart attacks.
H 3527 - Klick
Supported Living Centers Closure Plan
03/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the criteria and requirements for the closure, consolidation, or consolidation plan of state supported living centers.
H 3528 - Klick
Living Center Realignment Commission
03/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the creation of the State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission.
H 353 - Guillen
State Assessment of Certain Public School Students
02/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to state assessment of certain public school students determined to have dyslexia or a related disorder.
H 353 - King K
Emergency Services Personnel Weapons Laws Application
11/20/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the application of certain weapons laws to certain volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
H 3536 - Otto
Fee on the Sale of Cigarettes
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1305
Relates to the imposition of a fee on the sale of cigarettes and cigarette tobacco products manufactured by nonsettling manufacturers to recover health costs; relates to fees for undermining the state's policy of reducing underage smoking by offering cigarettes and cigarette tobacco products at prices that are substantially below the prices of cigarettes and cigarette tobacco products of other manufacturers.
H 3543 - Menendez
Veterans Commission Regulation
04/25/2013 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to training, certification, and accreditation provided or regulated by the Texas Veterans Commission.
H 3544 - Menendez
Higher Education for Veterans and Their Families
05/07/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to higher education for veterans and their families.
H 3545 - Menendez
Veterans Programs
04/24/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to employment, higher education, and state purchasing programs for veterans.
H 3556 - Kolkhorst
Emergency Medical Services Providers
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1089
Relates to the licensing and regulation of emergency medical services providers; provides for a moratorium on issuance of such licenses; relates to participation in the Medicaid managed care program.
H 3569 - Kleinschmidt
Disease Control or Eradication Program for Animals
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1090
Relates to activities conducted in connection with a state or federal disease control or eradication program for animals; provides that a person, including a veterinarian, must be authorized by the commission in order to engage in an activity that is part of a state or federal disease control or eradication program for animals.
H 3573 - Aycock
Technology Applications Teaching Certificate
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1091
Relates to requirements for obtaining a health science technology education teaching certificate and to the scope of courses a person may teach holding a technology applications teaching certificate.
H 3578 - Davis S
Allocation of Economic Development Bank Resources
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1092
Relates to allocation and transfer of money from the capital access fund by the State Economic Development Bank; provides that the bank may transfer money from the capital access fund to the state product development fund or the state small business incubator fund; allows the bank to make loans to small or medium-sized businesses, governmental entities, or nonprofit organizations.
H 360 - Krause
Withholding Higher Education State Funding
05/06/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to withholding state funding from a public or private institution of higher education that requires student organizations to allow student participation regardless of status or beliefs.
H 3615 - Burnam
Notification of Transportation of Radioactive Waste
04/16/2013 - Scheduled for public hearing.
Relates to notification to the county judge and county emergency responders of the transportation of certain radioactive waste in the county.
H 3620 - Burnam
Charging Fair and Reasonable Premiums
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to requiring the charging of fair and reasonable premiums for health care coverage of Texans.
H 3628 - Gonzalez N
Reasonable Workplace Accommodation
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY.
Relates to reasonable workplace accommodation for employees with certain disabilities.
H 365 - Martinez
Diseases or Illnesses Suffered by Firefighters
05/07/2013 - Reconsidered by HOUSE committee.
Relates to certain diseases or illnesses suffered by firefighters and emergency medical technicians.
H 3656 - Hughes
Court Authorization of Elective Surgery
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to court authorization of elective surgery for certain persons with disabilities.
H 3657 - Kolkhorst
Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the licensing and regulation of prescribed pediatric extended care centers; provides penalties; imposes fees.
H 368 - Martinez
Residence Homestead Exemption Increase
02/11/2013 - 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 from $15,000 to $45,000, providing 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, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
H 3684 - Naishtat
Development of Local Mental Health Systems
04/10/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the Texas System of Care and the development of local mental health systems of care for certain children.
H 3687 - Naishtat
Provision and Funding for Health Care Services
05/09/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the provision of and funding for certain primary health care services.
H 369 - Martinez
Mental Health Patient Transportation
03/06/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the transportation of certain mental health patients.
H 369 - Villalba
Lung Cancer Awareness Day
11/24/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to designating May 24 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day.
H 3699 - Smithee
Employer Participation in the Healthy Texas Program
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to employer participation in the Healthy Texas Program.
H 37 - Menendez
Continued Public Benefits for Jail Releases
04/03/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to ensuring the continuation of certain public benefits, including medical assistance, for individuals after release from confinement in a county jail.
H 3700 - Marquez
Expanding Eligibility for Medical Assistance
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
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.
H 3709 - Bell
Health Freedom Act
04/22/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to creation of the Health Freedom Act.
H 3711 - Guerra
Uncompensated Care Fee
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to imposing an uncompensated care fee on certain hospitals to provide state funding for the Medicaid program.
H 3712 - Guerra
Medicaid Protection
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to a provider protection plan that ensures efficiency and reduces administrative burdens on providers participating in a Medicaid managed care model or arrangement.
H 3715 - Guerra
Hospital Funding Solutions
04/16/2013 - Scheduled for public hearing.
Relates to identification and implementation of hospital funding solutions related to the Medicaid program.
H 3722 - Martinez Fische
Expanding Eligibility for Benefits
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to expanding eligibility for benefits under the Medicaid program and transitioning the delivery of benefits under the Medicaid program from delivery through a managed care model or arrangement to delivery through an integrated and coordinated health care delivery system.
H 3723 - Lucio E
Students with Disabilities
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to participation by certain students with disabilities in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by a school district.
H 3729 - Coleman
Licenses for New Assisted Living Facilities
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 382
Relates to licensing requirements for newly constructed assisted living facilities; requires a life safety code inspection before issuance of the provisional license to a newly constructed facility under certain circumstances; relates to a certificate of occupancy.
H 373 - Guillen
Medical Assistance
02/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to medical assistance for individuals residing in certain institutions.
H 3731 - Coleman
Psychoactive Medication Date of Hearing
05/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the date of a hearing on an application for an order to authorize psychoactive medication for a person receiving inpatient mental health services.
H 3732 - Coleman
Cancer Prevention and Research
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
H 3734 - Coleman
Child Health Plan
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the administration and funding of and eligibility for the child health plan, medical assistance, and other programs; authorizes a fee.
H 3745 - Farrar
Standards of Medical Informational Materials
04/24/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the standards of medical information provided in the informational materials developed by the Department of State Health Services provided to a woman who is considering having an abortion.
H 3767 - Coleman
Charitable Organizations Ad Valorem Tax Exemption
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by charitable organizations that engage in or support the planting, growing, cultivation, or maintenance of trees in public areas.
H 377 - White
Consent for Blood Donation by Minor
11/25/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to consent for the donation of blood or blood components by a minor.
H 3784 - Perry
Insurance and Medicaid Fraud
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the creation of a state court to hear cases involving insurance and Medicaid fraud.
H 3787 - Perry
Eligibility for Health and Human Services Programs
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1105
Relates to the determination of an applicant's eligibility for any program administered by the Health and Human Services Commission; relates to disclosure of a Social Security number.
H 3788 - Perry
Medicaid Review and Reform
03/08/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to Medicaid review and reform.
H 3791 - Zerwas
Texas Solution to Medicaid Issues
05/01/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the creation of a "Texas" solution to issues related to Medicaid, including flexibility in the administration of the Medicaid program, tailored to the needs of the state.
H 3801 - Alonzo
Search and Rescue Task Force
04/25/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the creation of a search and rescue task force.
H 3806 - Giddings
Medical Assistance Expansion
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
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.
H 3819 - Carter
Judicial Procedure for Abortions of Minors
04/24/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the judicial procedure required before an abortion may be performed on a minor without notification to and consent of a parent or guardian.
H 383 - McClendon
Unprotected Road Users
11/25/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to unprotected road users; provides penalties; creates an offense.
H 3842 - Lucio E
Sale and Tax Exemption
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an exemption from sales and use tax for certain property purchased using money from the community development block grant disaster recovery program and used to repair or reconstruct a real property improvement damaged by a natural disaster.
H 3883 - Sheets
Mesquite Medical Center Management District
04/24/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the creation of Mesquite Medical Center Management District; provides authority to issue bonds; provides authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
H 3884 - Giddings
Student Athletes
03/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the creation of a pilot program for the identification and treatment of a concussion suffered by a student athlete.
H 3896 - Springer
Jack County Hospital District
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1117
Relates to the Jack County Hospital District; authorizes the imposition of an ad valorem tax; provides for dissolution.
H 39 - Menendez
Local Behavioral Health Intervention Pilot Project
04/30/2013 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to extending a local behavioral health intervention pilot project.
H 39 - Turner Sy
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
07/10/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 390 - White
Veterans Recovery Program Establishment
11/25/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
H 392 - Thompson S
Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Defects
02/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to newborn screening for congenital heart defects.
H 395 - Larson
Health Care Providers
03/25/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the use by certain health care providers of electronically readable information from a driver's license or personal identification certificate.
H 403 - Davis S
Certified Municipal Inspectors Liability
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 244
Relates to liability of certified municipal inspectors for services rendered during an emergency or disaster; applies only to a certified municipal or plumbing inspector who provides inspection services if the services are authorized by the scope of the inspector's national model code group certification, are provided voluntarily and without compensation or the expectation of compensation from any source, or are in response to and provided during the duration of a proclaimed state of emergency.
H 406 - Fletcher
Disability Parking Placards
03/07/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to parking placards for vehicles of persons with disabilities.
H 41 - Herrero
CHIP Perinatal Program
07/10/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to coverage for certain services under the CHIP Perinatal Program.
H 410 - Turner C
Unclaimed Lottery Prize Money to Veterans' Assistance
12/01/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the amount of unclaimed lottery prize money to be deposited in the fund for veterans' assistance.
H 412 - King P
False Affiliation With a Charitable Organization
02/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the punishment for a false affiliation with a charitable organization or a false claim of a charitable purpose in the course of committing certain crimes.
H 418 - Farias
Veterans Returning to State Employment
04/02/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment.
H 424 - Burkett
Sex Offender Status
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 246
Relates to the sex offender status of a person who becomes a resident of group home facilities; creates a transitional housing facility to facilitate the transition from inpatient to outpatient care or the transition from homelessness to permanent housing for persons with serious mental illnesses, substance use conditions, or physical disabilities and who may require intensive case management and assistance with long-term goal planning and independent living skills; requires notice to other residents.
H 43 - Menendez
Affordable Assisted Living Facility Program
02/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the establishment of the affordable assisted living facility program in the state medicaid program.
H 431 - Riddle
Inmate Release Eligibility
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1256
Reconsiders eligibility of certain inmates convicted of injury to a child, elderly person or disabled person for release to mandatory supervision and to reconsideration of parole eligibility; provides that an inmate may not be released to mandatory supervision if the inmate is serving a sentence for or has been previously convicted of an offense for which the judgment contains an affirmative finding, a first degree felony or a second degree felony, or a capital felony.
H 432 - Munoz
Disabled Veterans' Surviving Spouse Ad Valorem Tax
12/02/2014 - PREFILED.
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 434 - Riddle
Blood Specimen Retrieval
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 247
Relates to the persons authorized to take a blood specimen from a vehicle operator to test for alcohol concentration or other intoxicating substances; relates to a request by a police officer.
H 435 - Turner Sy
Authority of a Peace Officer
03/14/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the authority of a peace officer to take a blood specimen from the operator of a motor vehicle or watercraft to test for alcohol concentration or the presence of other intoxicating substances.
H 435 - Raymond
Public High School American Sign Language Instruction
12/03/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the instruction of American Sign Language in public high schools.
H 437 - Davis J
Career and Technical Education Programs
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 859
Creates the Texas Innovative Adult Career Education Grant program; relates to establishing the General Revenue Dedicated Account-Texas Innovative Adult Career Education Grant Fund, which could receive legislative appropriations, interest earnings, grants, and donations from public and private sources for facilitating this program; relates to awarding grants to develop, support, or expand programs of eligible nonprofit workforce intermediary and job training organizations to prepare low-income students.
H 437 - Raney
State Employee Health Benefit Programs Eligibility
12/03/2014 - PREFILED.
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
12/03/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to authorizing patients with certain terminal conditions to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.
H 44 - Gonzalez N
Minor Contraceptive Medical Consent
07/10/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to contraception.
H 444 - Dukes
Liability of Social Workers
02/11/2013 - 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 446 - Dukes
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
03/06/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to information about fetal alcohol syndrome to be provided to pregnant patients.
H 447 - Dukes
Apprehended Without a Warrant
04/16/2013 - Scheduled for public hearing.
Relates to the rights of a person apprehended without a warrant for emergency detention.
H 450 - Alonzo
Veterans Resource Centers in Higher Education
12/04/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education.
H 459 - Guillen
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
04/25/2013 - Postponed.
Relates to the creation of a navigator program as described by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 46 - Gonzalez N
Emergency Contraception to Sex Assault Survivors
07/10/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to providing information and other services relating to emergency contraception to sexual assault survivors.
H 460 - Bell
Search Warrant for Taking a Blood Specimen
12/05/2014 - PREFILED.
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
12/08/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.
H 466 - Howard D
Child Health Plan Covered Benefits
12/08/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to covered benefits under the child health plan.
H 467 - Howard D
Education Programs Regarding AIDS and HIV Infection
12/08/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to education programs regarding AIDS and HIV infection.
H 468 - Gonzalez M
Minors Consent to Examination Related to Contraception
12/08/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to contraception.
H 47 - Larson
Texas Liberty Preservation Act
06/07/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the Texas Liberty Preservation Act; relates to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012; provides that the state Department of Public Safety shall report to the governor and the legislature any attempt by the federal government to implement Section 1021 or 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012; provides penalties.
H 47 - Martinez
Professional Employees of Public Schools Salary
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
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 473 - Turner Sy
Medical Assistance Program
03/18/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the provision under the medical assistance program of certain medications to children Younger than five years of age.
H 479 - Bell
Regional Emergency Medical Dispatch Resource Centers
12/09/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to transfer of the regional emergency medical dispatch resource centers program to the Commission on State Emergency Communications.
H 484 - Davis S
License to Practice Orthotics And Prosthetics
02/13/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the requirements for issuance of a license to practice orthotics and prosthetics.
H 485 - Davis S
Concealed Handgun License Fees
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 251
Relates to the amount of the fee paid by peace officers and veterans of the United States armed Forces for a license to carry a concealed handgun; provides that if the applicant is a veteran who was honorably discharged from the branch of the service in which the applicant person served the applicant must pay a fee for the issuance of an original or renewed license under this subchapter.
H 487 - Bell
Hazardous or Dangerous Situations Liability
06/24/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 141
Authorizes the governing body of a municipality, the chief of a fire department, or an emergency management director to accept any assistance, including the loan or operation of construction equipment or other heavy equipment, or the donation of resources in conjunction with man-made or natural disaster operations; provides that persons who provides such assistance shall be immune from civil liability.
H 489 - Menendez
Assistance Animals
07/15/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 838
Relates to rights and responsibilities of persons with disabilities, including the use of assistance animals that provide assistance to those persons; providing penalties; provides that a food service establishment, retail food store, or other entity regulated under this chapter may not deny a qualified service animal admittance into an area of the establishment or store or of the physical space occupied by the entity that is open to customers and is not used to prepare food.
H 495 - Howard D
Permanent Fund Money Use for Health Related Programs
12/11/2014 - PREFILED.
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
12/12/2014 - PREFILED.
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 499 - Hernandez
Child Health Plan Program
02/13/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the child health plan program.
H 50 - Martinez
Diseases or Illnesses Suffered by Firefighters
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to certain diseases or illnesses suffered by firefighters and emergency medical technicians.
H 500 - Hilderbran
Franchise Tax
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1232
Relates to the franchise tax; relates to rental-purchase agreements for tools, equipment and heavy construction equipment, temporary permissive alternate rates, wholesale sales, insurance taxes, pharmacy cooperatives, transportation of barites and of goods by waterways, oil and gas title searches, taxable costs of a vaccine, flow-through revenue for a motor carrier, pipelines, movie theaters, electric utilities, Internet hosting, business relocation costs and historic rehabilitation.
H 502 - Guillen
Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force Re-creation
12/12/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the re-creation of the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force.
H 51 - Rodriguez E
Human Sexuality and Health Including Abortion
07/10/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to human sexuality and health, including the regulation of abortion; provides a civil penalty.
H 513 - Harper-Brown
Bilingual Education and Special Language Programs
02/13/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the bilingual education and special language programs offered in public schools.
H 516 - Pitts
Blood Specimen Search Warrant
05/07/2013 - Reconsidered by HOUSE committee.
Relates to the execution of a search warrant for taking a blood specimen from certain persons in certain intoxication offenses.
H 519 - Zerwas
Donor Registry Contribution
04/29/2013 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to voluntary donations to the Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry; provides that a nonprofit organization designated by the department shall maintain and administer a statewide donor registry, to be known as the Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry.
H 52 - Martinez
Residence Homestead Exemption Amount Increase
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
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 520 - Kuempel J
Autopsy Fees
02/13/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to certain fees paid in connection with the ordering or performance of an autopsy.
H 522 - Kuempel J
Direct Payment By Health Insurer to Physicians
03/19/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to direct payment by a health insurer to physicians and health care providers.
H 535 - Davis Y
State Manufacturer Bidding Preference
05/25/2013 - Vetoed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States; provides that the comptroller commission and all state agencies making purchases of goods shall promote the purchase of and give preference to goods manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or offered by Texas bidders as goods manufactured, produced, or offered by a Texas bidder that is owned by a service-disabled veteran.
H 542 - Zerwas
Prescription and Pharmaceutical Substitution
02/13/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the prescription and pharmaceutical substitution of biological products.
H 55 - Martinez
State Enterprise Fund Use for Veterans Hospitals
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the use of the State Enterprise Fund for veterans hospitals.
H 562 - Gonzalez N
Toll Collection
03/19/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the suspension of toll collection during a declared state of disaster; suspends tolls.
H 565 - Laubenberg
Vaccination Against Bacterial Meningitis
02/13/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of entering students at public and private or independent institutions of higher education.
H 568 - White
Select Committee Creation
02/13/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the creation of a select committee to evaluate the effects of reduction in or elimination of federal funding on the state budget due to federal fiscal policy.
H 570 - Alonzo
Order for Emergency Protection
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 255
Relates to issuance of a magistrate's order for emergency protection; provides that the defendant shall be served a copy of the order by the magistrate or the magistrate's designee in person or electronically; requires the magistrate to make a separate record of the service in written or electronic format.
H 571 - Fletcher
Municipal Hospital Authorities Fund Use
05/08/2013 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to the use of funds of certain municipal hospital authorities.
H 572 - Isaac
Veterans Specially Marked Licenses
04/08/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the issuance to veterans of specially marked licenses to carry a concealed handgun and specially marked personal identification certificates.
H 58 - Burnam
Women's Health Care Services
03/13/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to monies for women's health care services; deletes a requirement that money spent for purposes of a demonstration project for women's health care services or a similar successor program is not used to perform or promote elective abortions.
H 581 - Howard D
Sovereign Immunity
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1258
Relates to the waiver of sovereign immunity in employment lawsuits by nurses; provides that a nurse employed by a hospital operated by or on behalf of state or local governmental entity who alleges a violation may sue the state or local governmental entity for relief, and the sovereign immunity of the government entity from suit and from liability is waived for the limited purpose of allowing the nurse to maintain a lawsuit in state court to obtain relief.
H 59 - Burnam
Political Subdivisions in Federal Healthcare Programs
02/13/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to participation by political subdivisions in federal healthcare programs; provides that if the state does not authorize the expansion of Medicaid as provided under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act then local hospital districts, counties and other units of local government created under state law may apply directly to the federal government to expand Medicaid contingent on their ability to provide local tax funds for the state share of the match.
H 59 - King P
Abortion
07/18/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a prohibition on abortion after detection of a fetal heartbeat; provides criminal penalties; relates to information required before abortion; relates to liability to a woman in a civil action for the wrongful death of her unborn child.
H 590 - Naishtat
Special Education Program Child Eligibility
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 637
Relates to determining a child's eligibility for a school district's special education program on the basis of visual impairment.
H 591 - Naishtat
Health Professions Resource Center
03/25/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the health professions resource center.
H 593 - Naishtat
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
03/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 594 - Naishtat
Medical Use of Marihuana
05/01/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the medical use of marihuana.
H 595 - Kolkhorst
Repeals Certain Health Programs
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1261
Relates to certain health programs and councils; relates to contracts, leases and obligations.
H 60 - Laubenberg
Regulation of Abortion Procedures
06/23/2013 - Postponed.
Relates to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; provides penalties.
H 61 - Taylor V
Health and Human Services Agencies
06/17/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the applicability of adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies; relates to a licensed abortion facility.
H 614 - Orr
Disabled Veteran Specialty License Plates
04/17/2013 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to the inclusion of the emblem of the veteran's branch of service on Disabled Veteran specialty license plates.
H 615 - Harless
Unauthorized Foreign Nationals Employment
02/14/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to a prohibition against the knowing employment of unauthorized foreign nationals and to a biennial report regarding reported violations.
H 62 - Martinez
Mental Health Patients Transportation
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the transportation of certain mental health patients.
H 624 - Zedler
Health Care
02/14/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to the payment for services provided by certain types of health care practitioners under contracts between the practitioners and managed care health benefit plans.
H 63 - Krause
Regulation of Abortion Procedures
06/17/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the regulation of abortion procedures; relates to a pregnant minor and the consent of her parents; provides that a court appointed guardian ad litem may not also serve as the minor's attorney ad litem; repeals a provision that allows the court to appoint to serve as a guardian ad litem a psychiatrist or an individual licensed or certified as a psychologist, or a member of the clergy; relates to reporting sexual abuse if a minor claims to have been sexually abused by a parent or guardian.
H 631 - Davis S
Advance Directive Registry
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to establishing an advance directive registry.
H 633 - Farias
Veterans Assistance Contribution
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 868
Relates to a voluntary contribution to a fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a driver's license or personal identification certificate.
H 634 - Farias
Verification of an Inmates Veteran Status
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 261
Relates to the procedures to be utilized for the verification of an inmate's veteran status by the State Department of Criminal Justice; authorizes the use of such verification information to assist inmates who are veterans in applying for federal benefits or compensation for which the inmates may be eligible under a program administered by the United State Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 643 - Patrick Di
Texas AM University System Health Science Center
02/14/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to the name of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry.
H 65 - McClendon
Disease Control Pilot Programs
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to disease control pilot programs to reduce the risk of certain communicable diseases; authorizes a fee.
H 652 - Howard D
Constitutional Biennial Appropriations Limit
04/02/2013 - Left pending in subcommittee.
Relates to consideration of certain appropriations in determining the constitutional biennial appropriations limit.
H 658 - Sheets
Medicare Subrogation
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 870
Relates to medial lawsuits seeking damages; provides for the interest on damages subject to Medicare subrogation; provides that postjudgment interest does not accrue on the unpaid balance of an award of damages to a plaintiff attributable to any portion of the award before the defendant receives a recovery demand letter issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
H 66 - Lucio E
High School Accrued Tuition Units Program
03/06/2013 - Left pending in committee.
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 66 - Carter
Consent for Abortion for Minor
06/17/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor.
H 665 - Martinez
Texas Enterprise Fund
04/17/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the use of the Texas Enterprise Fund for veterans hospitals.
H 67 - Callegari
Abortion for a Minor
06/17/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor.
H 672 - Ratliff
Operation and Funding of Charter Open Enrollment
02/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the establishment, operation, and funding of open-enrollment charter schools primarily serving students with disabilities.
H 676 - Ratliff
Federal Electronic Verification of Work
02/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-verify.
H 68 - Lucio E
University Interscholastic League Athlete Assessments
02/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to cognitive-linguistic or neurocognitive assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.
H 68 - Callegari
Offense of Coercing to Abort
06/17/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the offense of coercing a person to have or seek an abortion and voluntary and informed consent for an abortion; provides penalties.
H 681 - Davis S
Revenue Bonds
02/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
H 688 - Marquez
Autopsy Record Confidentiality
04/25/2013 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to the confidentiality of certain autopsy records.
H 697 - Springer
Sales and Use Tax
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 873
Relates to a sales and use tax exemption for items sold by school booster clubs and support organizations; provides for the tax exemption during an event sponsored or sanctioned by an elementary or secondary school or school district at a concession stand operated by a booster club or other school support organization; relates to the sale of food products, meals, soft drinks and candy.
H 70 - Simpson
Appropriating Money to Texas A&M Forest Service
06/14/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to appropriating money to the Texas A&M Forest Service to assist volunteer fire departments during the next state fiscal biennium.
H 712 - Murphy
Fire Fighting Equipment
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 265
Relates to the responsibility of the petitioner for keeping fire-fighting equipment furnished to a volunteer fire department by a county in good working order.
H 713 - Zerwas
Dispensing of Pharmaceuticals
02/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the dispensing of pharmaceuticals with an aesthetic purpose by physicians and therapeutic optometrists.
H 714 - Kuempel J
Department of Public Safety
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 876
Authorizes a county and the Department of Public Safety may enter into an agreement for the joint operation of a fixed-site facility located within the boundaries of the county.
H 729 - Price
Criminal History Record Information Access
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 266
Relates to access to criminal history record information by hospitals and other facilities; includes a student enrolled in an educational program or course of study who is at the hospital or a hospital owned or operated by the district for educational purposes, applicants for employment and volunteers.
H 73 - Simpson
Appropriating Money to Texas AM Forest Service
06/14/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to appropriating money to the Texas A&M Forest Service to be used to assist volunteer fire departments during the current state fiscal biennium.
H 73 - Gonzalez N
Public School Students With Disabilities Assessment
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to academic assessment of public school students with significant disabilities.
H 732 - Raymond
Ad Valorem Taxation
04/22/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation for disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and minor children of disabled veterans and members of the armed Forces who die on active duty.
H 735 - Farias
Sweetened Beverage Tax
02/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to imposing a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages and to the use of certain revenue for the promotion of children's health programs; provides penalties.
H 740 - Crownover
Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Disease
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 268
Relates to newborn screening for congenital heart disease and other disorders; provides that a birthing facility means an inpatient or ambulatory health care facility that offers obstetrical or newborn care services.
H 746 - Ashby
Health Care Provider Across State Line Services
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1264
Relates to registration of volunteer health practitioners and the services of volunteer health practitioners during disasters; defines volunteer health practitioner as a health practitioner who provides health or veterinary services without compensation; provides that a volunteer health practitioner who provides health or veterinary services is not liable for damages for an act or omission of the practitioner in providing those services; relates to volunteer health practitioners criminal history check.
H 749 - Raymond
Summer Food Service Program
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 879
Provides for a plan to increase outcomes in the summer food service program; provides that the department shall develop a five-year plan in collaboration with Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative and implement no-cost provisions to increase outcomes in the summer food service program that must include methods to increase participation by children eligible to receive free or reduced-price school lunches, including children in rural areas.
H 755 - Davis S
Birth Rates
03/13/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a study regarding the effect on birth rates in this state of the restructured system of providing certain women's health care and family planning services in this state.
H 762 - Guillen
Restrictions on Disaster Remediation Contracts
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 270
Relates to restrictions on disaster remediation contracts following a locally declared disaster; provides for a local disaster declaration by a county judge.
H 766 - King P
Criminal Defendants
02/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the commitment of certain criminal defendants with a history of escape or flight to the maximum security unit of a mental health facility for competency restoration.
H 767 - King P
Disabled Parking Placards
03/13/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to preventing the fraudulent issuance and use of disabled parking placards; provides a civil penalty.
H 771 - Howard D
Immunization Registry
02/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to information maintained in the immunization registry after an individual becomes an adult.
H 772 - Howard D
Immunization Registry
05/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.
H 779 - Farias
Sweetened Beverage Tax
02/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to imposing a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages and to the use of the revenue for the promotion of children's health programs; provides penalties.
H 780 - Farias
Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions
03/18/2013 - Scheduled for public hearing.
Relates to a study by the Legislative Budget Board of the effect of ad valorem tax exemptions for certain veterans and their surviving spouses and children on local and state revenue and the state's economy.
H 781 - Farias
Veterans Assistance Grant Allocation
05/07/2013 - Reconsidered by HOUSE committee.
Relates to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance; provides that the commission shall conduct a needs assessment to identify the specific high-priority needs of veterans and the services available to address those needs and determine the grant categories that correspond to the high-priority needs.
H 783 - Sanford
State Revenue Growth
02/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenues.
H 784 - Guillen
Dentist Deferred Compensation Plan
03/04/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to creating a deferred compensation plan for dentists who provide services under the Medicaid program; provides a fee.
H 80 - Zedler
Reporting Requirements of Abortion
06/17/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to reporting requirements regarding the provision of an abortion or treatment for complications resulting from the provision of an abortion; creates criminal offenses; provides penalties; imposes a fee.
H 802 - Rose
Authorized Emergency Vehicle
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 275
Relates to the definition of an authorized emergency vehicle to include a county-owned or county-leased emergency management vehicle that has been designated or authorized by the commissioners court.
H 808 - Zerwas
Authority of Psychologists
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 276
Relates to authority of a psychologist to delegate the provision of certain care to a person under the psychologist's supervision, including a person training to become a psychologist.
H 81 - Pickett
Military Higher Education Tuition Exemption
02/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to the eligibility of children and other dependents of certain military personnel or veterans for tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education.
H 817 - Dukes
Emergency Shelter Facility T
03/26/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the ability of an emergency shelter facility to provide shelter or care for an unaccompanied minor without a license.
H 831 - Gonzalez N
Medications Provided to Foster Children
02/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to consent to the administration of certain medications provided to foster children.
H 838 - Zerwas
Medications Provided to Foster Children
04/17/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the monitoring of certain medications provided to foster children.
H 856 - Lucio E
Americans with Disabilities Act
02/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
H 858 - Lucio E
Animal Shelter Euthanization
04/26/2013 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to methods used by an animal shelter to euthanize a dog or cat.
H 862 - King S
Ad Valorem Taxes
05/13/2013 - Referred by Chair to Subcommittee on FISCAL MATTERS.
Relates to the transfer of the limitation on school district, county, municipal, or junior college district ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to a subsequent homestead of that person.
H 868 - Villarreal
Mental Health Information Disclosure
05/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to exceptions to mental health information disclosure prohibitions.
H 87 - Munoz
Medicaid Eligibility
06/19/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in certain counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 875 - King P
Ad Valorem Taxes
05/02/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the eligibility of the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation of school district ad valorem taxes on the person's residence homestead.
H 88 - White
Federal Electronic Employment Verification Requirement
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.
H 897 - Zerwas
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1269
Relates to instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation in secondary education curriculum; requires a school district or open-enrollment charter to provide instruction to students in grades 7 through 12 in cardiopulmonary resuscitation at least once before graduation; provides for qualified individuals to provide instructions; exempts eligible students with a disability from the curriculum requirement; provides that the instruction must include training.
H 90 - Gonzalez N
State Women's Health Program Benefits Eligibility
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to eligibility for benefits under the state women's health program.
H 908 - Nevarez
Elderly or Disabled Persons Psychological Status
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 887
Relates to the assessment of an elderly or disabled person's psychological status for purposes of an emergency order authorizing protective services; adds a licensed professional counselor to those who are allowed to perform the assessment and to verify that such order is necessary without consent of the person involved.
H 909 - Gonzalez M
Long Term Care Facilities
03/26/2013 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.
H 913 - Kolkhorst
Elderly Facility Care Licensing
02/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to licensing and regulation of certain facilities providing personal care to persons who are elderly or disabled.
H 914 - Kolkhorst
Therapy Service Medicaid Reimbursement
03/20/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to reimbursement rates for certain therapy services provided to Medicaid recipients.
H 915 - Kolkhorst
Administration and Monitoring of Child Medications
08/21/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 204
Relates to the administration and monitoring of health care provided to foster children.
H 920 - Gonzalez N
Battering Intervention Program Counselor Qualifications
02/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the qualifications for counselors for battering intervention and prevention programs in certain counties.
H 923 - Moody J
Long Term Care Facility Residents Allowance
02/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.
H 939 - Davis S
Employment And Training Investment Holding Fund
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 652
Relates to the transfer of amounts from the employment and training investment holding fund and the training stabilization fund; provides for the funds to be transferred to the Texas Workforce Commission to be used for one-time expenses related to workforce development; provides that the funds are transferred to the Texas Veterans Commission to be used to fund employment programs for veterans.
H 941 - Gonzalez N
Federally Recognized Indian Tribes
04/01/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to state collaboration with federally recognized Indian tribes; qualifies for services and programs provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Bureau of Indian Affairs; promotes effective collaboration; promotes positive intergovernmental relations; promotes cultural competency in effectively providing services; provides reports to the governor and the legislature regarding the agency's actions under this section.
H 943 - Riddle
Delinquent Ad Valorem Tax
02/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the waiver of penalties and interest on a delinquent ad valorem tax on property owned by an individual diagnosed with certain forms of dementia.
H 951 - Keffer J
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
03/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
H 957 - Ratliff
Organ Donation
02/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to the display of informational materials regarding organ donation by the Department of Public Safety.
H 97 - Perry
Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
06/24/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 122
Requires a property tax exemption equal to a disabled veteran's disability rating on the disabled veteran's residence homestead if the homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization at no cost to the disabled veteran; relates to the surviving spouse of a veteran; provides that the property tax homestead exemption proposed by the bill would create a cost to school districts, other units of local government, and to the state through the operation of the school funding formulas.
H 976 - Raymond
Veterans Land Board Funds
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the use of money from Veterans' Land Board funds to provide educational benefits to veterans.
H 978 - Raymond
Patient Transportation to Mental Health Facility
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 889
Relates to the transportation of committed patients to a mental health facility; relates to a relative or other responsible person; provides that a person may not transport a patient to a mental health facility in another state for court-ordered inpatient mental health services unless transportation to that facility is authorized by a court order.
H 979 - Thompson S
Preferred Provider Benefit Plans
02/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to reimbursement under preferred provider benefit plans for services provided by licensed podiatrists.
H 984 - Elkins
Marriage License Applicant
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 890
Relates to information required to be provided to an applicant for a marriage license; requires the Department of State Health Services to prepare and make available to the public on its Internet Website information about acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); requires the information to inform an applicant for a marriage license.
H 999 - Johnson
Eligibility for Medical Assistance
03/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
HCR 112 - Gonzales L
Civitan International Awareness Month
05/25/2013 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Designates April 2013 as Civitan International Awareness Month.
HCR 122 - Zerwas
Designation Resolution
05/15/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES AND RESOLUTIONS.
Designates September 23, 2013, as Restless Legs Syndrome--Willis-Ekbom Disease Awareness Day in Texas.
HCR 123 - Raymond
Department of Homeland Security
05/10/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Urges the United States Congress to revise Department of Homeland Security funding formulas for Targeted Infrastructure Capability grants to include a separate threat assessment for strategically located border communities, irrespective of population.
HCR 17 - King P
State Preservation Board
07/15/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Directs the State Preservation Board to conduct a study on improving access to the State Capitol building for persons with mobility impairments.
HCR 197 - Raymond
Proposed Interim Agreement
05/20/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Authorizes a proposed interim agreement between the parties of a lawsuit regarding individuals with intellectual disabilities and related conditions residing in or at risk of being admitted to nursing facilities.
HCR 4 - Guillen
Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week
08/19/2013 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Designates the week beginning September 8, 2013, as Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week in Texas.
HCR 45 - Herrero
Social Security Act
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Select Committee on FEDERALISM AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY.
Urges Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.
HCR 50 - Creighton
Claiming Sovereignty
04/10/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.
HCR 60 - Zerwas
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
04/22/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Urges the United States Congress to modify the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to allow cost-sharing payments and premium tax credits to be made available to the Texas political subdivision health care benefit pools on the same basis as those for health plans participating in the new federal exchange.
HCR 64 - Creighton
Affordable Care Act
04/22/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Requests the comptroller to conduct a study to determine the costs to the state of instituting the Affordable Care Act and a projection of the number of Texas residents who would lose health insurance coverage as a result of the ACA.
HCR 69 - Pitts
Chief Petty Officer Christopher Scott Kyle
03/21/2013 - Scheduled for public hearing.
Directs the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Christopher Scott Kyle.
HCR 72 - Creighton
Unlimited Submission to the Current Administration
04/22/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Rejects unlimited submission to the current administration and Congress, reaffirming the sovereignty of our state, and opposing taxes imposed on the citizens of Texas by the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
HCR 98 - Zerwas
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month
05/10/2013 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Designates May 2013 as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month in Texas.
HJR 119 - Laubenberg
Constitutional Amendment
03/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment relating to the eligibility of the former spouse of a person who is elderly or disabled to receive a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed on the spouse's residence homestead by certain political subdivisions.
HJR 127 - Turner Sy
Ad Valorem Taxes
03/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a credit against ad valorem taxes imposed on qualifying real property used to provide housing to persons with disabilities.
HJR 134 - Lucio E
Constitutional Amendment and Tax Exemption
04/22/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to exempt from county ad valorem taxation a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who has been honorably discharged.
HJR 14 - Turner Sy
Medicaid
07/10/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for the Medicaid program to certain persons.
HJR 148 - Coleman
Tax and Bond Issues
05/02/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of emergency and disaster response districts; provides authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
HJR 21 - Pickett
Ad Valorem Taxation
05/02/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
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 26 - Raymond
Annual State Budget
02/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes.
HJR 28 - Raymond
Ad Valorem Taxation
04/22/2013 - Left pending in committee.
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 30 - Martinez
Residence Homestead Exemption
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
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
11/11/2014 - PREFILED.
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
11/12/2014 - PREFILED.
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
12/02/2014 - PREFILED.
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 56 - Martinez
Residence Homestead Exemption
02/11/2013 - 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 from $15,000 to $45,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount.
HJR 64 - Laubenberg
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment discontinuing the authority to issue bonded indebtedness on behalf of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
HJR 72 - King P
Ad Valorem Taxes
05/02/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on school district ad valorem taxes on the person's residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person's death.
HJR 75 - Raymond
Veterans' Land Board Money Use
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the use of available Veterans' Land Board money for the payment of educational benefits for veterans.
HJR 79 - Branch
State Medical Education Fund
05/14/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision requiring the creation of a State Medical Education Board and the establishment of a State Medical Education Fund.
HJR 82 - Menendez
Ad Valorem Taxation
04/22/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature under certain limitations to specify the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans are entitled.
HJR 90 - Gooden
Ad Valorem Taxation
04/29/2013 - No action taken in committee.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property that is leased to a charitable organization and that is used by the organization primarily for the purpose of performing a charitable function.
HJR 91 - Coleman
Eligibility For Medicaid
03/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for the Medicaid program to certain persons.
HJR 99 - Villarreal
General Obligation Bonds
04/01/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Proposes a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance pay-for-performance contracts for certain programs and services for health programs.
HR 1034 - Marquez
Staff Sergeant Juan D Carbajal III
03/27/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Honors Staff Sergeant Juan D. Carbajal III of El Paso for his receipt of the Purple Heart.
HR 106 - Strama
Texas Philanthropy Month
01/29/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes November 2013 as Texas Philanthropy Month.
HR 1107 - Keffer J
Pregnancy Clinic
03/25/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Honors the Brazos Pregnancy Clinic for its contributions to Hood County and the state.
HR 111 - King S
Nurse Anesthetists Week
01/23/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes January 21-27, 2013, as Nurse Anesthetists Week in Texas.
HR 1247 - Walle
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
04/10/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Recognizes that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is now the law of the land, as per the Supreme Court decision of June 28, 2012.
HR 1320 - McClendon
Minority Cancer Awareness
04/04/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes April 2013 as Minority Cancer Awareness Month in Texas.
HR 1399 - Davis S
Jared Fogle
04/10/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Commends Jared Fogle on his efforts to address the problem of childhood obesity.
HR 150 - Howard D
National Wear Red Day
01/30/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes February 1, 2013, as National Wear Red Day, which supports the fight against heart disease in women.
HR 1501 - Lozano
Alice Chevrolet
04/24/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Honors Alice Chevrolet for donating a van to the local Boys & Girls Club.
HR 1506 - Fallon
Mahaley Millican
04/24/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Honors Mahaley Millican of Aubrey High School for her volunteer work in Louisiana with Eight Days of Hope.
HR 1684 - Giddings
Honors
04/26/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Honors Iota Phi Lambda Sorority on the charter of its new Dallas County chapter.
HR 1786 - Smith W
Urotrauma Study
05/01/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Urges the United States Congress to direct the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to undertake a study of urotrauma among members of the military.
HR 1821 - Wu
Memorial Hermann Foundation
05/06/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Commemorates the Memorial Hermann Foundation 2013 Circle of Life Gala and the fund-raising campaign Revolutionizing Neuroscience and honoring Elizabeth and Gary Petersen for their philanthropy.
HR 187 - Miller D
Rotary Awareness Month
02/18/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes January 2013 as Rotary Awareness Month and honoring the work of Rotary International and the Capitol of Texas Rotary Club.
HR 1904 - Vo
HEARTS Veterans Museum of Texas
05/08/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Pays tribute to the hearts Veterans Museum of Texas in Huntsville as it celebrates the dedication of the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial Walkway on May 11, 2013.
HR 2001 - Lozano
75th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Alice
05/13/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES AND RESOLUTIONS.
Commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Alice.
HR 2208 - Carter
Community Service
05/22/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Honors Wade Emmert of Cedar Hill for his community service.
HR 231 - Naishtat
Texas Senior Day
02/12/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes February 12, 2013, as Texas Senior Day at the Capitol.
HR 2395 - Keffer J
Damage Prevention Month
05/22/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes April 2013 as Damage Prevention Month.
HR 2468 - Villalba
Lung Cancer Awareness Day
05/24/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes May 24, 2013, as Lung Cancer Awareness Day in Texas.
HR 2762 - Leach
Suspending Limitations on Conference Committee
05/25/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Suspends limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1534.
HR 2880 - Howard D
Stroke Awareness Month
05/26/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes May 2013 as Stroke Awareness Month.
HR 704 - Naishtat
Texas Charitable Clinic Day
03/13/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes April 25, 2013, as Texas Charitable Clinic Day.
HR 987 - Cortez
Federal Emergency Management Agency
04/29/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Requests that the Federal Emergency Management Agency amend its financial threshold criteria for providing disaster aid to allow assistance to communities whose average property value is lower than the applicable local county or city average.
S 1 - Williams
General Appropriations Bill
08/26/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1411
Enacts the General Appropriations Bill.
S 1 - Hegar
Abortion Procedures
07/11/2013 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; provides requirements of physician performing or inducing an abortion; relates to the prohibition of abortion of an unborn child of 20 weeks post-fertilization age; relates to the protection of privacy in a civil or criminal proceeding or action of the identity of a woman on whom an abortion has been performed; provides an administrative penalty.
S 10 - Van de Putte
Programs for Veterans
04/25/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to employment, higher education, and state purchasing programs for veterans.
S 100 - Hinojosa
Enterprise Zone Program
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
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 1010 - Taylor L
Search and Rescue Dogs
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 466
Relates to access to public facilities by search and rescue dogs and their handlers; provides a criminal penalty for discrimination against allowing a search and rescue dog to a facility or refuse to accept the dog on an carrier, airplane, railroad train, motor bus, streetcar, boat, or other public conveyance or requires the dog's handler to pay an additional fare.
S 1011 - Taylor L
Search And Rescue Animals Training
04/08/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the use of human remains in the training of search and rescue animals.
S 1013 - Taylor L
Administration of an Immunization or Vaccination By a P
04/09/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the administration of an immunization or vaccination by a pharmacist.
S 1015 - Paxton
Franchise Tax or Insurance Premium Tax Credit
03/18/2013 - Referred by Chair to Subcommittee on FISCAL MATTERS.
Relates to a franchise tax or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain certified nonprofit educational assistance organizations.
S 1040 - Taylor L
Automated Dial Announcing Devices
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 600
Relates to automated dial announcing device; authorizes use by a municipality or a person calling on behalf of a municipality to deliver information to citizens of the municipality regarding a public health, safety, or welfare issue or by an organization to a member of the organization.
S 1045 - Rodriguez Jo
Evaluation of the State Supported Living Center System
03/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to an evaluation of the state supported living center system.
S 1050 - Van de Putte
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
03/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to charitable immunity of a licensed marriage and family therapist.
S 1051 - Van de Putte
Workers' Compensation and Lumbar Injuries
03/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the determination of the impairment rating of an employee with a lumbar injury under the workers' compensation system.
S 1054 - Watson
School Vaccinations
03/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of public school students and of certain entering students at public and private or independent institutions of higher education.
S 1056 - Van de Putte
Medication Ordered by an Optometrist
03/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the administration by certain health care professionals of treatments, therapy, or medication ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist.
S 1057 - Nelson
Health Care Insurance Coverage
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 765
Relates to information about private health care insurance coverage and the health insurance exchange for individuals applying for Department of State Health Services programs and services; relates to authorized representatives, minors and a durable power of attorney for health care.
S 1058 - Nelson
Nursing Regulation
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1189
Relates to the regulation of the practice of nursing; provides for criminal history checks.
S 1059 - Nelson
Diagnostic Ancillary Services
03/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the consideration of strategies by the Health and Human Services Commission to ensure the appropriate use of diagnostic ancillary services in the Medicaid program.
S 1060 - Nelson
Early Childhood Intervention Program
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 468
Relates to family cost share provisions in the early childhood intervention program; provides that the department shall collect data, including administrative costs and adjusted family income, sufficient to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the family cost share provisions of the early childhood intervention program and changes necessary to improve the cost-effectiveness of the program; requires all providers to enter adjusted family income data into the system.
S 1061 - Van de Putte
Parking Privileges of Disabled Veterans
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 766
Relates to unlimited parking privileges of disabled veterans on the property of institutions of higher education.
S 1084 - Hinojosa
Enterprise Zone Program
05/14/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the enterprise zone program; relates to the enterprise zone new permanent jobs held by veterans; relates to submitting to the bank a certified copy of the minutes of all public hearings conducted with respect to local incentives available to qualified businesses.
S 1086 - Campbell
Water and Sewage Utilities
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 606
Relates to authority to regulate certain water and sewage utilities to ensure public safety in and around certain municipalities; relates to industrial districts in a zoned industrial area; relates to fire hydrant flow and pressure standards.
S 109 - West
State Low Income Housing Plan and Report
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 389
Relates to the state low income housing plan and report developed by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs; adds veterans, farmworkers, and youth who are aging out of foster care and elderly persons to the list of populations in each uniform state service region that requires an estimate and analysis of the size and the different housing needs.
S 1095 - Hinojosa
Fever Tick Eradication
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 773
Relates to fever tick eradication for domestic and wild animals; provides for quarantine; creates a penalty for violations; provides for a fee for the cost of feeding, watering and holding the animals.
S 1100 - Van de Putte
Licensing and Inspection
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 608
Relates to the licensing and inspection of out-of-state pharmacies by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy; authorizes fees.
S 1102 - Van de Putte
Appointment of a State Cybersecurity Coordinator
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 32
Relates to the appointment of a state cybersecurity coordinator; provides for a voluntary program that recognizes private and public entities functioning with exemplary cybersecurity practices.
S 1106 - Schwertner
Medicaid Managed Care
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1191
Relates to use of maximum allowable cost lists under a Medicaid managed care pharmacy benefit plan.
S 1112 - Zaffirini
Organ Transplant Recipient Discrimination
03/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to prohibiting organ transplant recipient discrimination on the basis of certain disabilities.
S 1119 - West
Nonresidential Child Care Facilities
03/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to certain staff-to-child ratios applicable to nonresidential child-care facilities.
S 1120 - West
Residential Tenants Lease Obligation
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 475
Relates to a residential tenant's lease obligation after the loss of the leased premises resulting from a natural disaster; provides that a landlord that allows a tenant to move to another rental unit owned by the landlord may not require the tenant to execute a lease for a term longer than the term remaining on the tenant's lease on the date the premises was rendered unusable as a result of the natural disaster.
S 1130 - Schwertner
Temporary Licensing of a Dentist
04/11/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the temporary licensing of a dentist who performs voluntary charity care.
S 114 - Taylor L
Health and Human Services Agencies
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the applicability of adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies.
S 1142 - Duncan
Adult High School Diploma and Industry Certification
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 478
Relates to an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program for adults 19 to 50 years of age; provides that the commissioner shall establish an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program to meet industry needs for a sufficiently trained workforce within the state.
S 115 - Williams
School Choice Program for Certain Students
04/17/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities.
S 1150 - Hinojosa
Medicaid Provider Protection Plan
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1192
Relates to a provider protection plan that ensures efficiency and reduces administrative burdens on providers participating in a Medicaid managed care model or arrangement; relates to contracts.
S 1158 - Van de Putte
Higher Education for Veterans
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1193
Relates to higher education exemption from fees for disabled veterans and their families.
S 116 - Hinojosa
Ownership Interests of Disabled Veterans
04/17/2013 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the consideration of ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.
S 117 - Hinojosa
Spousal Rights
03/18/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the right of a spouse to enter the marital residence accompanied by a peace officer with a court order to obtain vital items, including medical records and supplies, legal documents, financial documents, employment records, personal identification documents, and items pertaining to personal safety.
S 1175 - Deuell
Medical Equipment Reuse Program
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 609
Relates to establishment of a reuse program for durable medical equipment provided to recipients under the Medicaid program.
S 1176 - Deuell
Medical Waste Regulation
05/14/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the regulation of medical waste.
S 1177 - Deuell
Infarction Facilities
05/01/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the designation of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction facilities.
S 1178 - Deuell
School Educators Mental Health Training
05/15/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION: Reported favorably.
Relates to training for public school educators in identifying mental health and suicide risks among students.
S 1180 - Van de Putte
Assisted Living Facility Licensing Requirements
03/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to licensing requirements of newly constructed assisted living facilities.
S 1186 - Huffman
Medical Waste and Autopsy Records
04/08/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the use by a medical examiner of certain medical waste and autopsy records.
S 119 - Rodriguez Jo
Special Student Recovery Programs
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 731
Relates to the operation of special student recovery programs by school districts with a specified student enrollment in a county of a specified population that is located on the international border.
S 1192 - Davis W
Rights of Victims of Sexual Assault
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1345
Relates to the rights of certain victims of sexual assault; relates to disclosure of information.
S 1199 - Van de Putte
Pilot Program
05/14/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Reported favorably.
Relates to development of a pilot program of the Texas Veterans Commission to designate municipalities as Veteran and Military Friendly Cities.
S 12 - Williams
Students With Disabilities
07/01/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities.
S 120 - Rodriguez Jo
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
06/24/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 65
Relates to the creation of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso as a component institution of the Texas Tech University System.
S 1200 - Van de Putte
Texas Military Preparedness Commission
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 777
Relates to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission regarding strategic planning for military bases and defense installations; relates to defense workers; includes private contractors.
S 1215 - Schwertner
Medicaid and Public Assistance
03/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to meetings of the Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud Oversight Task Force.
S 1216 - Eltife
Prior Authorization of Health Care Services
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1198
Relates to the creation of a standard request form for prior authorization of health care services; includes Medicaid managed care programs.
S 1220 - Paxton
Funds from Health Insurance Pool
03/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the use of certain funds from the Texas Health Insurance Pool.
S 1221 - Paxton
Medicaid Based Fee Schedule
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 778
Relates to use of a Medicaid-based fee schedule for reimbursement of services under a contract between a health care provider and an insurance company, health maintenance organization or preferred provider organization; provides that contracts may not requires the health care provider to provide access to the provider's name or transfer the providers name and contracted discount fee for use with health benefit plans issued to individuals and groups.
S 1226 - Zaffirini
Employment First Policy and Task Force
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1199
Relates to the establishment of an employment-first policy and task force that promote opportunities for individuals with disabilities who receive public benefits to earn a living wage with competitive employment.
S 1232 - West
Eligibility for Medical Assistance
03/13/2013 - 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 1235 - West
Guardianships
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 780
Relates to guardianships, including assessments for and provision of guardianship services by the Department of Aging and Disability Services; relates to intellectual disabilities; provides for examinations by a physician or psychologist licensed in the state and documentation.
S 1236 - West
Emergency Order for Protective Services
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 116
Relates to the extension of an emergency order for protective services for certain persons who are elderly or have disabilities.
S 1240 - Duncan
Partition of Mineral Interests of a Charitable Trust
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 480
Relates to the partition of mineral interests of a charitable trust; provides that in a suit or other judicial proceeding the object of which is to compel the partition of an oil or gas mineral interest owned or claimed by a charitable trust, a sale or other action that would divest the charitable trust of the trust's ownership of a mineral interest may not be ordered unless the trust has refused to execute a mineral lease to the plaintiff or petitioner in the proceeding.
S 1258 - Hinojosa
Improving Access To Nursing Education Programs
05/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to improving access to nursing education programs.
S 126 - Nelson
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Public Reporting
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1147
Relates to the creation of a mental health and substance abuse public reporting system; relates to performance and outcome measures.
S 126 - West
Medically Recommended Intensive Supervision
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the release of certain inmates on medically recommended intensive supervision.
S 1264 - Hancock
911 Services
03/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the provision of 9-1-1 services; provides criminal penalties.
S 127 - Nelson
Department of State Health Services
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 732
Relates to the creation of funding formulas and policies and to public health evaluations by the Department of State Health Services; includes local health departments; allows flexibility to local health departments during disaster response activities, outbreaks and other public health threats.
S 128 - Nelson
Criminal History Record Information
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 391
Relates to criminal history record information concerning applicants and clients of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services; relates to applications for employment.
S 13 - Hegar
Abortion
06/17/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to abortion at or after 20 Weeks post-fertilization; provides that a physician performing an abortion shall terminate the pregnancy in the manner that, in the physician's reasonable medical judgment, provides the best opportunity for the unborn child to survive; relates to protecting the identity of a woman in civil or criminal proceeding.
S 1300 - Eltife
Environmental or Health and Safety Audits
06/24/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 164
Relates to environmental or health and safety audits under the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act; defines acquisition closing date; includes employers or independent contractors that are considering the acquisition of a regulated facility or operation within health and safety audit requirements; makes change concerning disclosures.
S 1319 - Lucio Ed
Comprehensive Development Agreements
03/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Relates to certain comprehensive development agreements of the Texas Department of Transportation or a regional mobility authority.
S 1321 - Duncan
Determining Eligibility for Medical Assistance
04/23/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the consideration of a life insurance policy in determining eligibility for medical assistance.
S 1322 - Van de Putte
Provision of Ancillary Services
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1202
Relates to the provision of ancillary services through limited services networks; relates to the provision of durable medical equipment and home health care services through informal and voluntary networks in the workers' compensation system; relates to reimbursement.
S 1324 - Seliger
Volunteer Safety Groups at Places of Worship
03/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to the authority to organize volunteer safety groups at churches, synagogues, and other places of religious worship.
S 1338 - Lucio Ed
Delivery System Reform
03/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the delivery system reform incentive payment pool under the Medicaid reform waiver.
S 1346 - Lucio Ed
Task Force to Design Cultural Competence Requirements
03/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to establishing a task force to design cultural competence education requirements for certain health education programs.
S 1354 - Van de Putte
Record Confidentiality for Victims of Trafficking
03/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the confidentiality of certain records maintained by victims of a trafficking shelter center and the creation of minimum standards for certain facilities that provide services to victims of trafficking.
S 1361 - Rodriguez Jo
State Benefits Programs
04/23/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a bill of rights for persons receiving Medicaid long-term services and supports under state benefits programs.
S 1367 - Duncan
Abolishing the Texas Health Insurance Pool
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 615
Relates to abolishing the Texas Health Insurance Pool; regulates acceptance of enrollees and termination of pool coverage; relates to recovery rights and transfer of funds; provides for delayed implementation if the guaranteed issue of health benefit coverage is delayed or the operation of a health benefit exchange in this state is delayed.
S 1373 - Hinojosa
Honor and Remember Flag
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1205
Relates to the display of the Honor and Remember flag on state office buildings and at veterans' cemeteries on specified days.
S 1376 - Eltife
Specialty License Plates
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1206
Relates to specialty license plates issued to retired members of the United States Armed Forces.
S 1393 - Estes
Statewide Homeland Security Strategy
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 616
Relates to the statewide homeland security strategy developed by the governor to prevent significant criminal and terrorist attacks.
S 1401 - Carona
Diagnostic Providers of Laboratory Services
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 789
Relates to the eligibility of diagnostic providers of laboratory services for programs administered by the health and human services agencies, regardless of location; includes subsidiaries and affiliates with a specified number of employees.
S 1405 - Nichols
Liability of Persons Assisting in Disasters
03/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to liability of certain persons assisting in man-made or natural disasters.
S 141 - Huffman
Orthotics and Prosthetics Licensing
08/19/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 511
Relates to the requirements for issuance of a license to practice orthotics and prosthetics; provides that the applicant must complete a professional clinical residency that meets requirements established by board rule and is conducted under the direct supervision of a licensed orthotist, licensed prosthetist, or a licensed prosthetist orthotist in the discipline for which licensure is sought.
S 1424 - Hinojosa
Inclusion of Optometrists Therapeutic Optometrists
04/16/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the inclusion of optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists in the health care provider networks of certain Medicaid managed care organizations.
S 1431 - Hinojosa
Medicaid Pharmacy Benefit
03/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to pharmacy benefit managers contracting with the child health plan program, the Medicaid managed care program, and health plans for certain government employees.
S 1435 - Hinojosa
Medicaid
03/26/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to providers' rights to due process under the Medicaid program.
S 1438 - Paxton
Transportation of Certain Mental Health Patients
05/02/2013 - Scheduled for public hearing.
Relates to the transportation of certain mental health patients.
S 1439 - West
Property and Evidence Technicians
05/18/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to evidence technician training and the disposition of certain evidence in a criminal case; relates to biological evidence; relates to physical evidence, including blood, that is seized in connection with the investigation of a misdemeanor offense.
S 144 - Williams
Ad Valorem Rollback Tax Rates
03/25/2013 - Left pending in subcommittee.
Relates to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rates of certain taxing units; relates to declared disaster areas.
S 1443 - Lucio Ed
Sales and Use Tax
04/04/2013 - Referred by Chair to Subcommittee on FISCAL MATTERS.
Relates to an exemption from sales and use tax for certain property purchased using money from the community development block grant disaster recovery program and used to repair or reconstruct a real property improvement damaged by a natural disaster.
S 1445 - Hinojosa
Hospital Care Fee
03/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to imposing an uncompensated care fee on certain hospitals to provide state funding for the Medicaid program.
S 1446 - Hinojosa
Individuals Employed By Recovery Audit Contractors
03/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the payment of individuals employed by recovery audit contractors to identify underpayments and overpayments under the Medicaid program.
S 145 - Rodriguez Jo
Sexual Assault Survivors Medical Cost Reimbursement
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to reimbursement for certain medical costs for survivors of sexual assault.
S 1457 - Duncan
Texas Facilities Commission
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1358
Relates to transfer of management services for physical facilities of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Texas School for the Deaf from the schools' boards of trustees to the Texas Facilities Commission.
S 1463 - West
Medicaid Managed Care
03/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to certain contracts for Medicaid managed care.
S 147 - Rodriguez Jo
Family Violence and Abuse Cases Court Order Violation
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
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 1475 - Duncan
Jail Based Restoration of Competency Pilot Program
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 797
Relates to the development and use of a jail-based restoration of competency pilot program; provides that if the service provider at the jail determines the defendant will not immediately begin to receive competency restoration services, the defendant shall be transferred to the appropriate mental health facility or residential care facility as provided by the court order.
S 1476 - West
Veteran Entrepreneur Program
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 483
Relates to creation of the Veteran Entrepreneur Program by the Texas Veterans Commission.
S 1477 - Deuell
Administration of the Medicaid Program
03/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to flexibility in the administration of the Medicaid program, a block grant funding approach to Medicaid expansion, and the establishment of a health benefit exchange tailored to the needs of the state.
S 148 - Williams
Public Servant Legal Advice
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1149
Relates to legal advice or legal services rendered to public servants; relates to complimentary legal advice or legal services relating to a will, power of attorney, advance directive, or other estate planning document rendered to a public servant who is a first responder.
S 1484 - Watson
Behavior Analysis Health Benefit Plan Coverage
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1359
Provides that a health benefit plan is not required to provide coverage for benefits for an enrollee 10 years of age or older for applied behavior analysis in an amount that exceeds a specified amount per year.
S 149 - Nelson
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1150
Relates to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas; allows the institute to provide funds to public or private persons to implement the Texas Cancer Plan; provides for grants to institutions of learning and to advanced medical research facilities and collaborations in this state; provides that the institute shall employ a compliance officer.
S 1495 - Hinojosa
Health Care Funding District
04/04/2013 - Referred by Chair to Subcommittee on FISCAL MATTERS.
Relates to the creation of a Health Care Funding District in certain counties located on the Texas-Mexico border; authorizes the imposition of a tax.
S 15 - Rodriguez Jo
Issuance of Revenue Bonds
08/02/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso.
S 150 - Nelson
Cancer Prevention and Research Fund
05/01/2013 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to the cancer prevention and research fund.
S 1506 - Schwertner
Fire Safety Inspection
05/15/2013 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to training regarding fire safety inspections required by law; allows certain entities to provide training related to fire safety inspections, including the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association, the National Fire Protection Association, a public junior college, a regional fire academy, or any state agency with authority over fire safety inspections.
S 152 - Nelson
Protection and Care of Children, Elderly and Disabled
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 395
Relates to the protection and care of persons who are elderly, disabled or who are children; relates to direct care employees; relates to state hospitals.
S 1525 - Zaffirini
Disability Awareness
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1216
Relates to including disability awareness training in risk management programs required for members and advisors of student organizations at post-secondary educational institutions; relates to accommodations for disabled students.
S 1528 - Hinojosa
Hospital Funding Solutions
03/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to identification and implementation of hospital funding solutions related to the Medicaid program.
S 153 - Nelson
Health Facilities Administrative Penalties
05/08/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the amounts of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain health facilities.
S 1535 - West
Hospital Violations
05/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to increased oversight by the Department of State Health Services of hospitals that commit certain violations.
S 1538 - Van de Putte
Dropout and Completion Rates at Schools
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 167
Relates to evaluating the performance, including dropout and completion rates, of public schools designated as dropout recovery schools; provides that the commissioner shall designate as a dropout recovery school a school district or an open-enrollment charter school or a campus of a district or of an open-enrollment charter school that serves students in grades 9-12 and has an enrollment of which at least 50 percent of the students are 17 years of age or older.
S 1540 - Van de Putte
Establishment of the Disaster Identification System
03/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on AGRICULTURE, RURAL AFFAIRS AND HOMELAND SECURITY.
Relates to the establishment of the disaster identification system for a state of disaster.
S 1542 - Van de Putte
Clinical Initiatives to Improve Medicaid Program
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 619
Relates to clinical initiatives to improve quality of care and cost-effectiveness of the Medicaid program; relates to initiatives that would require hospitals to implement evidence-based protocols, including early goal-directed therapy, in the treatment of severe sepsis and septicemia and that would authorize the Medicaid program to provide blood-based allergy testing for patients with persistent asthma to develop an appropriate treatment strategy to minimize exposure to allergy-induced asthma attacks.
S 1543 - Van de Putte
Tuition Exemptions Loan Program
03/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to the administration of the Texas 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.
S 1544 - Van de Putte
Payment of Ambulatory Surgical Charges
03/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to payment of and disclosures related to certain ambulatory surgical center charges.
S 1549 - Lucio Ed
Disaster Recovery Program
03/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on AGRICULTURE, RURAL AFFAIRS AND HOMELAND SECURITY.
Relates to pre-event disaster recovery program administration contracts in certain counties.
S 1552 - Lucio Ed
Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation
04/18/2013 - Scheduled for public hearing.
Relates to an 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.
S 1553 - Lucio Ed
Homes for Heroes Program
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1219
Relates to the Homes for Texas Heroes home loan program; includes professional educators, nursing programs and veterans.
S 1556 - Seliger
School Safety Advisory Council
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 620
Relates to establishment of the School Safety Advisory Council, task force and School Safety Certification Program; relates to a multihazard emergency operations plan.
S 1557 - Lucio Ed
Early College High School Business Participation
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1220
Relates to business and nonprofit participation in supporting early college high schools.
S 1564 - Ellis
Increase in the Cigarette Tax
04/04/2013 - Referred by Chair to Subcommittee on FISCAL MATTERS.
Relates to an increase in the cigarette tax to fund the child health plan program.
S 1576 - Zaffirini
Persons With Disabilities Study
05/13/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a study and report of issues affecting persons with disabilities at state agencies and post-secondary educational institutions.
S 1589 - Zaffirini
Foster Care Personal Finance
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 168
Relates to assistance and education regarding personal finance for children in foster care; requires a foster care provider to assist youth age 14 or older in obtaining experiential life-skills training to improve their transition to independent living; requires that such training must be tailored to a youth's skills and abilities and includes training in practical activities including understanding credit scores, grocery shopping, cooking, using public transportation and basic household tasks.
S 159 - Carona
Authorized Emergency Vehicle
05/14/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the definition of an authorized emergency vehicle to include a county-owned or county-leased emergency management vehicle that has been designated or authorized by the commissioners court.
S 1591 - Zaffirini
Mental Illness Emergency Detention
04/23/2013 - Scheduled for public hearing.
Relates to the emergency detention of persons with mental illness.
S 1592 - Zaffirini
Peace Officers Medical Services Determination
03/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to a peace officer's determination whether medical services are needed for persons apprehended for emergency detention.
S 1593 - Zaffirini
Mental Illness Detention Notification
03/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to a standard form of notification for the detention of a person with mental illness.
S 16 - Rodriguez Jo
Issuance of Revenue Bonds
08/02/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund an interdisciplinary research facility at The University of Texas at El Paso.
S 1607 - Zaffirini
Emergency Medical Air Transportation Funding
03/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to funding for emergency medical air transportation provided to patients enrolled in the state Medicaid program; imposes a surcharge.
S 1609 - Schwertner
Covered Entities Employee Training
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1367
Relates to the training of employees of covered entities regarding the state and federal law concerning protected health information as necessary and appropriate for the employees to carry out the employees' duties for the covered entity.
S 1614 - Duncan
Employer Participation in the Healthy Texan Program
03/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to employer participation in the Healthy Texan Program.
S 162 - Rodriguez Jo
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Projects
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso.
S 1623 - Hinojosa
Health and Safety Code Amendment
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1369
Relates to hospitals in districts in counties of a specified population located on the Texas-Mexico border; relates to paying hospitals; provides for dissolution of such hospitals; amends provisions regarding mandatory payments; provides for hearings; relates to the local provider participation fund; relates to refunds of intergovernmental transfers from the district to the state for the nonfederal share of Medicaid supplemental payment programs.
S 1633 - Deuell
Qualified Organization Fundraising Tax
04/11/2013 - Left pending in subcommittee.
Relates to the sales tax treatment of a fundraising sale by a qualified organization.
S 164 - Van de Putte
Veterans Specially Marked Licenses
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 396
Relates to the issuance to veterans of specially marked licenses to carry a concealed handgun and specially marked veteran personal identification certificates.
S 1643 - Williams
Monitoring of Prescriptions
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1226
Relates to the monitoring of prescriptions for controlled substances and confidentiality; relates to a freestanding emergency medical care facility, health information exchange, hospital system, physician organization, health care collaborative, accountable care organization participating in the Pioneer Model under the initiative by the Innovation Center of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; includes pharmacy technicians.
S 1646 - Williams
Regulation of Pain Management Services
05/16/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the regulation of pain management services.
S 165 - Van de Putte
Specialty License Plates
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 397
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates to officers of the United States Armed Forces who graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy or the United States Coast Guard Academy.
S 166 - Deuell
Health Care Providers
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 67
Relates to the use by certain health care providers of electronically readable information from a driver's license or personal identification certificate.
S 1667 - Duncan
Chronic Neurological Disease
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to a chronic neurological disease registry; authorizes a fee.
S 1675 - Davis W
Preventative Health Care Services
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to establishing a demonstration project for preventative health care services, and implementation of related outreach activities.
S 1687 - Deuell
Stroke Response and Treatment
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the establishment of a statewide system for stroke response and treatment.
S 1688 - Deuell
Response and Treatment of Certain Heart Attacks
04/23/2013 - Scheduled for public hearing.
Relates to the establishment of a statewide system for the response to and treatment of certain types of heart attacks.
S 1693 - Ellis
School Transportation Funds
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Relates to the management of federal and state funds for the Texas Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program, and other programs directed toward the accommodation of pedestrians, bicyclists, persons with disabilities, children, senior citizens, users of public transportation, and persons of all ages and abilities on separate facilities and in conjunction with motorists on street and highway corridors, hereafter the "All-Ages, Active, Safe, and Economical Transportation in Texas (AASETT)" program.
S 17 - Lucio Ed
Pregnant Woman's Completion of a Resource Awareness
08/02/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a pregnant woman's completion of a resource awareness session before performance or inducement of an abortion; provides penalties.
S 1701 - Taylor L
Texas Windstorm Insurance Association
03/26/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the payment of insured losses of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and funding of the catastrophe reserve trust fund.
S 1709 - Davis W
Texas Womens Health Program
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to a study regarding the capacity and service capabilities of the Texas Women's Health Program.
S 171 - West
Disaster Response Workgroup Study
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 735
Relates to the establishment of a workgroup to study the use by state agencies of a uniform application form following disasters.
S 1733 - Taylor L
Dunes on Gulf Coast for Storm Protection
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES.
Relates to a study regarding the creation of dunes on the gulf coast for storm surge protection.
S 1737 - Van de Putte
Veteran Programs
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.
Relates to employment, higher education, and state purchasing programs for veterans.
S 1748 - Uresti
Family Protective Services
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND 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.
S 1751 - Uresti
Mental Health Facilities Bed Allocations
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the allocation of Beds in and the commitment of certain persons to certain mental health facilities.
S 1752 - Uresti
Mental Illness
05/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to advance directives for persons with mental illness.
S 1753 - Uresti
Medical Assistance Benefits
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to ensuring the continuation of medical assistance benefits for individuals after release or discharge from certain facilities.
S 1754 - Uresti
Recertification Requirements
04/23/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to certification and recertification requirements for emergency services personnel.
S 1755 - Uresti
Mental Health Information
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to exceptions to mental health information disclosure prohibitions.
S 1758 - Uresti
Family and Protective Services
05/16/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the establishment of a task force to examine hiring and management practices of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
S 1764 - Rodriguez Jo
Cranial Molding Orthosis
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the provision of a cranial molding orthosis under the medical assistance and child health plan programs.
S 1765 - Deuell
Infections Associated with Health Care Facilities
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the reporting of health care-associated infections at health care facilities.
S 1766 - Rodriguez Jo
Closure Consolidation
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the criteria and requirements for the closure, consolidation, or consolidation plan of state supported living centers.
S 1767 - Rodriguez Jo
Hospital Assessments by Hospital Districts
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to authorization for and imposition of hospital assessments by hospital districts.
S 1768 - Rodriguez Jo
Imposition of Hospital Assessments
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the authorization for and imposition of hospital assessments by counties.
S 1795 - Watson
Health Benefit Exchanges Navigator Regulations
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1236
Relates to the regulation of navigators for health benefit exchanges; relates to assisting consumers in completing the uniform application for health coverage affordability programs through a health benefit exchange; includes stock life, health or accident insurance, mutual insurance, Lloyd's plan, reciprocal or interinsurance exhange, fraternal benefits society, stipulated premium company, nonprofit hospital, medical or dental corporation and a health benefit organization; relates to prohibited acts.
S 18 - Patrick Da
Abortion Inducing Drugs
06/17/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to distributing or prescribing abortion-inducing drugs; provides penalties; provides that before the physician gives, sells, dispenses, administers, provides, or prescribes an abortion-inducing drug, the physician must examine the pregnant woman and document, in the woman's medical record, the gestational age and intrauterine location of the pregnancy.
S 18 - Patrick Da
School Choice Program
08/05/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities.
S 1803 - Huffman
Office of the Inspector General
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 622
Relates to the Office of the Inspector General; relates to investigations of and payment holds relating to allegations of fraud or abuse and investigations of and hearings on overpayments and other amounts owed by providers in connection with the Medicaid program or other health and human services programs.
S 1804 - Huffman
Community Collaboratives
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the establishment of community collaboratives by local entities to provide services to and coordinate the care of persons who are homeless, persons with mental illness, and persons with substance abuse problems.
S 1805 - Huffman
Controlled Substance Registration By Physicians
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the renewal of a controlled substance registration by physicians.
S 1808 - Schwertner
Expanding Medical Assistance
04/29/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the cost effects of expanding eligibility for medical assistance under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 1809 - Deuell
Statewide System of Treatment for Heart Attacks
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the establishment of a statewide system for the response to and treatment of certain types of heart attacks.
S 1813 - West
Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments
03/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the transfer to the state of certain county public funds by certain counties for the purpose of providing the state share of Disproportionate Share Hospital payments.
S 1815 - Zaffirini
Glenda Dawson Donate Life Texas Registry
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 121
Revises the provision regarding voluntary donations to the Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry; relates to the nonprofit organization that administers the registry; creates a related fund with moneys from the fund dispersed to the nonprofit administering the registry to pay for various related costs; provides that when a person applies for registration or renewal of a motor vehicle the person may elect to make a contribution to the nonprofit organization for credit to the fund.
S 1816 - Rodriguez Jo
Medical Assistance Expansion
03/25/2013 - 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 and funding of that expansion.
S 1836 - Deuell
Funding of the Home Visiting Program
08/19/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 820
Relates to funding of the Home Visiting Program; authorizes a check box on marriage applications for voluntary contributions; creates the Home Visiting Program Trust Fund; includes requests for copies of a birth, marriage or divorce record; relates to early childhood programs.
S 184 - Carona
Claim Handling Deadlines
01/29/2013 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to extending claim-handling deadlines after certain emergency declarations.
S 1842 - Deuell
Rules for Restraint and Seclusion Procedures
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1240
Relates to rules for restraint and seclusion procedures at certain facilities; authorizes a registered nurse who is trained to assess medical and psychiatric stability to conduct a face-to-face evaluation of a patient in a hospital or facility or in a state mental hospital just after the time the use of restraint or seclusion is initiated; requires a physician to conduct a face-to-face evaluation of such a patient and to document justification for continued restraint or seclusion.
S 185 - Deuell
Public School Students with dyslexia
05/09/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to information regarding the number of public school students with dyslexia.
S 187 - Creighton
Medicaid Fraud Defense
11/17/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to a defense to prosecution of the offense of Medicaid fraud.
S 1887 - Carona
Excellence Funding for Health Related Institutions
04/11/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to excellence funding for health-related institutions of higher education.
S 1889 - Eltife
Mental Health Patient Transport
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 169
Relates to the transport of a mental health patient who is not a resident of this state; relates to and provides for reciprocal agreements.
S 1892 - Garcia
Coordinating Council
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 502
Relates to composition of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services and its coordinating workgroups.
S 19 - Carona
Natural Catastrophe Residential Loss Mitigation
03/25/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to certain residential and other structures and mitigation of loss to those structures resulting from natural catastrophes; provides administrative and criminal penalties.
S 19 - Ellis
Expansion of Eligibility for Medical Assistance
05/30/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 190 - Huffman
Prescription and Pharmaceutical Substitution
05/15/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the prescription and pharmaceutical substitution of biological products.
S 1912 - Garcia
Disease Management Practices
05/09/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to disease management practices of local mental health authorities.
S 194 - West
Residential Subdivisions
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 400
Relates to ingress and egress for access by emergency vehicles and for use during evacuations in certain new residential subdivisions; requires the adoption of infrastructure standards requiring at least two means of ingress and egress in a subdivision to provide for sufficient routes of travel for use by emergency vehicles and for use during evacuations resulting from fire or other natural disasters.
S 194 - Ellis
HIV and AIDS Testing
12/01/2014 - PREFILED.
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
12/01/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to information relating to prescriptions for certain controlled substances.
S 196 - Schwertner
Physician Assistants Controlled Substance Registration
12/01/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to controlled substance registration by physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses; imposes penalties; imposes fees.
S 197 - Schwertner
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute Finance
12/01/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the financial self-sufficiency of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of the state.
S 20 - Nelson
Licensing and Regulation of Hospitals in This State
08/05/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the licensing and regulation of hospitals in this state; increases the amount of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain hospitals.
S 217 - Patrick Da
State Employee Charitable Campaign
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1315
Relates to continuation and functions of the state employee charitable campaign; relates to a local charitable organization selected by the state policy committee.
S 220 - Birdwell
Firefighters Retirement Systems
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1316
Relates to the abolition of the office of the fire fighters' pension commissioner and the transfer and disposition of functions relating to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System and the Texas local firefighters retirement systems.
S 223 - Watson
Emergency Management Emergency Vehicles
06/11/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 17
Relates to designation of certain vehicles of the Division of Emergency Management as authorized emergency vehicles.
S 227 - Williams
Dispensation of Aesthetic Pharmaceuticals
06/14/2013 - Vetoed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the dispensation of aesthetic pharmaceuticals by physicians; provides that before dispensing an aesthetic pharmaceutical to a patient, a physician or therapeutic optometrist must inform the patient that the prescription for the pharmaceutical may be filled at a pharmacy, if available at a pharmacy, or dispensed in the physician's or therapeutic optometrist's office.
S 23 - Uresti
Medical Staff Membership
07/03/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to applicants for medical staff membership or privileges who practice at facilities where abortions are performed.
S 233 - Patrick Da
Municipal Hospital Authorities Funds
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 154
Relates to the use of funds of certain municipal hospital authorities after the sale or closing of a hospital for public health initiatives; updates the provisions regarding the investment of authority funds.
S 238 - Van de Putte
Texas Legislative Medal of Honor
04/30/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the awarding of the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.
S 24 - Deuell
Minimum Standards for Abortion Facilities
06/17/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to minimum standards for abortion facilities.
S 24 - Van de Putte
Contraception
07/03/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to contraception.
S 242 - Carona
Certain Occupational Licenses Eligibility Requirements
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 738
Relates to the eligibility requirements for certain occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience; requires the crediting of verified military service, training, or education towards licensing requirements, other than examination requirements, for a license.
S 243 - Davis W
Medicaid Recipient
01/29/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.
S 250 - West
Mental Health Hearings
05/06/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the requirements of using certain technology to conduct certain mental health hearings or proceedings.
S 253 - Deuell
Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Defects
01/29/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to newborn screening for congenital heart defects.
S 254 - Deuell
Community Supervision
01/29/2013 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to the satisfaction of a condition of community supervision requiring performance of community service.
S 257 - Deuell
Health Benefit Plans
01/29/2013 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to notice of inaccurate payment or nonpayment of certain claims under certain health benefit plans.
S 258 - Deuell
Psychologist Authority
01/29/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the authority of a psychologist to delegate the provision of certain care to a person under the psychologist's supervision, including a person training to become a psychologist.
S 261 - Hinojosa
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instruction
01/29/2013 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators in secondary education curriculum.
S 28 - Zaffirini
Immunity From Liability
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to immunity from liability for public and open-enrollment charter school campuses that maintain a supply of anaphylaxis medicine for emergency use.
S 284 - West
Limited State Law Enforcement Authority
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 741
Grants limited state law enforcement authority to police officers with the Office of Security and Law Enforcement of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 286 - Hinojosa
Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 405
Relates to a home loan program operated by the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation; relates to the Homes for Texas Heroes Home Loan Program; relates to allied health professions, nursing and professional educators.
S 29 - Zaffirini
Medicaid Home and Community Based Services
01/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to certain Medicaid home and community-based services waiver programs; requires the development and submission of a waiver for medically fragile individuals for specified services and a waiver for a level of need waiver.
S 29 - Ellis
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
07/03/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 29 - Zaffirini
Immunization Registry Data
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.
S 297 - Carona
Prepaid Funeral Benefits Contracts
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 39
Relates to prepaid funeral benefits contracts and the transfer or sale of business ownership; requires notice of voluntary and involuntary ownership transfers, including notification to holders of contracts; requires the funeral provider to protect any nonpublic personal financial and health information of the purchaser and contract beneficiary in the possession of the funeral provider; provides for investigations, hearings, subpoenas and orders to appear.
S 30 - Garcia
CHIP Perinatal Program
07/03/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to coverage for certain services under the CHIP Perinatal Program.
S 30 - Zaffirini
Home Living Waiver Program
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to financial eligibility for the state home living (TxHmL) waiver program.
S 303 - Deuell
Health Care
05/13/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions.
S 306 - Huffman
Student Residential Treatment
08/19/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 517
Relates to consideration of a student receiving treatment in a residential treatment facility for public school accountability purposes; relates to the juvenile court; includes an open-enrollment charter school; provides that such student is not considered t be a student of the school district or the charter school; provides for a separate performance evaluation.
S 31 - Zaffirini
Volunteer Firefighter Authority to hold Tax-free Sales
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the authority of certain volunteer firefighter and emergency services organizations to hold tax-free sales or auctions.
S 310 - Ellis
Public School Health Education Curriculum
02/05/2013 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to health education curriculum and instruction in public schools.
S 312 - Hegar
Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 40
Relates to the regulation of speech-language pathology and audiology and the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments; provides that the board and the State Committee of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments shall jointly adopt rules to establish requirements for the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments by the use of telepractice.
S 316 - Uresti
Pharmacist Continuing Education
08/19/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 518
Relates to continuing education for pharmacists and an interim study of opioid abuse.
S 32 - Zaffirini
State Supported Living Center Individuals
01/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to individuals with intellectual disabilities committed to state supported living centers.
S 32 - Rodriguez Jo
Expansion of Eligibility for Medical Assistance
07/09/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain women under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 33 - Zaffirini
State Supported Resident Electronic Monitoring
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 184
Relates to the electronic monitoring of residents at state supported living centers; relates to civil liability; relates to the covert use of such devices and the liability involved; requires a related form informing the resident of his or her rights in regard to the placement of the device either covertly or with the resident's permission; provides which persons may approve such monitoring of a resident; relates to the reporting of abuse or neglect of residents; relates to the use of tapes in court.
S 33 - Rodriguez Jo
Voluntary and Informed Consent To Abortion Information
07/09/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to certain information provided in connection with voluntary and informed consent to abortion.
S 337 - Rodriguez Jo
Medicaid Managed Care Organizations
02/05/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to coordination of services provided by Medicaid managed care organizations and certain community centers and local mental health or mental retardation authorities.
S 338 - Rodriguez Jo
Liability of Certain Social Workers
05/20/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations.
S 34 - Zaffirini
Administration of Psychoactive Medications
08/19/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 504
Relates to the administration of psychoactive medications to persons receiving services in certain facilities; provides that a person may not administer a psychoactive medication to a client receiving voluntary or involuntary residential care services who refuses the administration except under certain circumstances; relates to consent; includes residential care facilities.
S 34 - Rodriguez Jo
Informed Consent To an Abortion
07/09/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to informed consent to an abortion.
S 345 - Whitmire
Abolition of the State Boot Camp Program
08/05/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1406
Relates to the abolition of the state boot camp program; relates to the use of programs by volunteer and faith-based organizations.
S 348 - Schwertner
Managed Care Organization Review
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 76
Provides for a utilization review by the office of contract management for managed care organizations participating in the STAR + PLUS Medicaid managed care program to determine whether a recipient should be enrolled in the home services and supports program; provides that if a review results in a determination to recoup money from a managed care organization, a service provider may not be held liable for good faith provision of services based on authorization from the managed care organization.
S 35 - Zaffirini
Pro Re Nata Administration of Psychoactive Medications
02/12/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Requires the adoption of rules for the pro re nata administration of psychoactive medication to residents in certain residential health care facilities in medication-related emergencies.
S 35 - Rodriguez Jo
Regulation of Limited Service Pregnancy Centers
07/09/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the regulation of limited service pregnancy centers; relates to materials and information provided to a pregnant woman; requires a center, that receives state money, to provide to each client comprehensive reproductive health care counseling and information; provides civil and criminal penalties; allows the attorney general or a district or county attorney to sue to collect a civil penalty.
S 35 - Zaffirini
State Information Security Plans Management of Risks
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
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 353 - West
Shelter Facility Emergency Care
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 192
Relates to the ability of an unlicensed emergency shelter facility to provide shelter or care for an unaccompanied minor; relates to contracts with a state or federal agency.
S 36 - Zaffirini
Detention and Transportation Mental Illness Patients
05/15/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Provides for the detention and transportation of a person with a mental illness; provides that a jail or similar detention facility may not be deemed suitable for detention of a person taken into custody except in an extreme emergency that exists because of hazardous weather or the occurrence of a disaster.
S 360 - Watson
Animal Shelter Euthanization
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 23
Relates to methods used by an animal shelter to euthanize a dog or cat; relates to standards for a carbon monoxide chamber.
S 365 - Carona
Credentialing for Managed Care Podiatrists
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 79
Relates to expedited credentialing for podiatrists providing services under a managed care plan; requires that an applicant podiatrist must be licensed in this state by, and in good standing with, the State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners and agree to comply with the terms of the managed care plan's participating provider contract currently in force with the applicant podiatrist's established professional practice; authorizes the qualifying podiatrist to collect copayments from enrollees.
S 37 - Zaffirini
Transition and Employment Services
01/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to transition and employment services for public school students enrolled in special education programs.
S 379 - Deuell
Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest
02/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to information for prevention of sudden cardiac arrest affecting public school students participating in interscholastic athletics.
S 38 - Zaffirini
Child Eligibility For School Special Education Program
05/02/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to determining a child's eligibility for a school district's special education program on the basis of a visual impairment.
S 38 - Zaffirini
Employment First Task Force
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
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 386 - Davis W
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
02/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
S 39 - Zaffirini
Evaluation and Instruction of Public School Students
08/19/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 505
Relates to the evaluation and instruction of public school students with visual impairments; relates to instruction in an expanded core curriculum, braille and concept development, assistive technology, independent living and sensory efficiency.
S 40 - Zaffirini
Immunization Data
01/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry; permits an individual to request that the individual's information be removed from the registry.
S 404 - Schwertner
Texas State Board of Pharmacy Filed Complaints
08/19/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 522
Relates to complaints filed with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy; relates to information about the complaintant's identity; authorizes fees for costs of recording the meeting.
S 406 - Nelson
Prescriptive Authority
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 418
Relates to the delegation of prescriptive authority by physicians to and the supervision by physicians of advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants; relates to health care professional shortage areas.
S 41 - Zaffirini
Health and Human Services Programs
01/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the administration and provision of consumer-directed services under certain health and human services programs; requires the counseling of the beneficiary in order to develop a service spending budget; includes home and community-based services under the Medicaid state plan, including the state's managed care program and waiver programs; authorizes case management and service coordination when available.
S 41 - Zaffirini
Disabled Peace Officers Higher Education Fees Exemption
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to exemptions for disabled peace officers from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.
S 413 - Deuell
Medical Care and Public Health Services
03/07/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to medical care and public health services provided by a health care professional in a licensed freestanding emergency medical care facility.
S 418 - Ellis
Public School Nurse Assignment Notification
05/15/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION: Reported favorably.
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 419 - Zaffirini
Health and Human Services Agency Central Database
02/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the creation of a central database for and health and human services agency investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, and exploitation violations and rights violations at certain facilities operated in this state.
S 42 - Lucio Ed
Adoption Education
07/29/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a pregnant woman's completion of an adoption education course before performance or inducement of an abortion; provides penalties.
S 421 - Zaffirini
Mental Health Systems of Care
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1165
Relates to the Texas System of Care and the development of local mental health systems of care for children; relates to Medicaid; relates to minors who are receiving residential mental health services or inpatient mental health hospitalization or are at risk of being removed from the home and placed in a more restrictive environment to receive mental health services, including an inpatient mental health hospital, a residential treatment facility, or a facility that is part of the juvenile justice system.
S 424 - Nelson
Monitoring of Certain Foster Child Medications
02/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the administration and monitoring of certain medications provided to foster children.
S 426 - Nelson
Home Visiting Program for At Risk Families
06/28/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 421
Relates to a home visiting program for at-risk families; relates to a voluntary-enrollment program in which early childhood and health professionals such as nurses, social workers or trained and supervised paraprofessionals visit the homes of pregnant women or families with children under the age of six who are born with or exposed to one or more risk factors; provides for evaluations and shared data; provides for funding for evidence-based programs and promising practice programs.
S 427 - Nelson
Child Care Facilities Regulation
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 746
Relates to the regulation of certain child-care facilities, administrators of those facilities, administrative penalties and inspections; relates to a juvenile justice facility, emergency shelters for children who are victims of human trafficking, family home care ansd required criminal history background checks of employees and resident adults.
S 440 - Birdwell
Standby Electric Generators
02/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS.
Relates to unenforceable restrictive covenants regarding standby electric generators affecting residential homes.
S 442 - Birdwell
Veterans Returning to State Employment
05/16/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment.
S 45 - Zaffirini
Employment Assistance
08/19/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 506
Relates to employment assistance and supported employment to certain Medicaid waiver program participants.
S 450 - Hinojosa
Delivery of Prescription Drug Benefits
02/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to prohibiting the delivery of prescription drug benefits under the Medicaid program through a managed care delivery model.
S 455 - Rodriguez Jo
Eligibility for Medical Assistance
02/13/2013 - 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 and the application and eligibility determination processes for medical assistance and other programs.
S 457 - Rodriguez Jo
Autopsy Record Confidentiality
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 25
Relates to the confidentiality of autopsy records that contain a photograph or x-ray of a person who died while in the custody of law enforcement.
S 460 - Deuell
Education of Students with Mental or Emotional Disorder
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1321
Relates to inclusion of instruction in the detection and education of students with mental or emotional disorders in the requirements for educator training programs; relates to education of students at risk for suicide or with other mental or emotional disorders and the inclusion of mental health concerns in coordinated school health efforts.
S 462 - Huffman
Specialty Court Programs
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 747
Relates to specialty court programs in this state; provides that the Lieutenant Governor and the speaker of the house of representatives may assign to appropriate legislative committees duties relating to the oversight of specialty court programs and to determine eligibility of a specialty court to receive state or federal grant funds; relate to family court drug programs, child protective services and participant payment for services.
S 465 - Van de Putte
Ad Valorem Taxation
05/06/2013 - Reported from Subcommittee on FISCAL MATTERS favorably.
Relates to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans are entitled.
S 478 - Hinojosa
Drug Rebates
02/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to certain rebates and incentives for the purchase of certain drugs; provides civil penalties.
S 48 - Hegar
Appropriating Money
06/21/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to appropriating money to the Texas A&M Forest Service to assist volunteer fire departments during the next state fiscal biennium.
S 486 - Taylor L
Calculation of Homestead Ad Valorem Taxes
04/22/2013 - Left pending in subcommittee.
Relates to the calculation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of the veteran for the tax year in which the veteran or spouse qualifies or ceases to qualify for an exemption from taxation of the homestead.
S 489 - Paxton
Authority of a Taxing Unit
05/16/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Reported favorably with amendment.
Relates to the authority of a taxing unit other than a school district to establish a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes that the taxing unit may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses.
S 49 - Zaffirini
Transitional Living Assistance for Children
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 728
Relates to transitional living assistance for children with developmental disabilities who reside in general residential operations; relates to transfers of a person with a disability from an institution to an appropriate setting in the community and eligibility of children for such transfers.
S 49 - Hegar
Appropriating Money
06/21/2013 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to appropriating money to the Texas A&M Forest Service to be used to assist volunteer fire departments during the current state fiscal biennium.
S 492 - Lucio Ed
Licensing and Regulation of Pediatric Care Centers
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1168
Relates to the licensing and regulation of prescribed pediatric extended care centers; provides penalties; imposes fees; relates to a a medically dependent or technologically dependent minor; provides for a controlling person; relates to licensing and conflict with local laws.
S 495 - Huffman
Maternal Mortality Task Force Study
08/19/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 527
Relates to the creation of a task force to study maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity; relates to intrapartum and perinatal care; provides for confidentiality.
S 5 - Hegar
Regulation of Abortion Procedures
06/25/2013 - SENATE Concurred in HOUSE Amendments: Constitutional Session limit had expired. The bill was declared dead.
Relates to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; provides penalties.
S 500 - Van de Putte
State Board of Pharmacy
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 26
Relates to the State Board of Pharmacy; provides for membership.
S 502 - West
Placement of Children With Relatives or Caregivers
06/27/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 426
Relates to procedures for placement of children with certain relatives or other designated caregivers; requires provision of medical and other information about the child; relates to cash payments.
S 504 - Deuell
School Screening For Abnormal Spinal Curvature
06/14/2013 - Vetoed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to eliminating the requirement that certain schoolchildren be screened for abnormal spinal curvature.
S 505 - Deuell
Licensed Health Care Practitioners
05/13/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to an exemption from the licensing requirement for certain persons who measure or fit orthoses under the supervision of certain licensed health care practitioners.
S 511 - Whitmire
Juvenile Corrections Commitment
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1323
Relates to the commitment of juveniles to local post-adjudication secure correctional facilities in certain counties and to the release under supervision of those juveniles.
S 512 - Carona
Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program
08/19/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 532
Relates to the specialized telecommunications assistance program; relates to lifeline services, vouchers and services for the disabled.
S 519 - Deuell
Autism and Other Developmental Disorders
08/19/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 536
Relates to the definition of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders under the Human Resources Code; updates a reference to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
S 52 - Zaffirini
Tuition Exemptions for Disabled Peace Officers
05/15/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to exemptions for disabled peace officers from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.
S 53 - Zaffirini
Life Support Services
05/08/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the definition of "advanced life support" for the purposes of providing emergency medical services.
S 530 - Birdwell
Disabled Veteran Specialty License Plates
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 7
Authorizes the inclusion of the emblem of the veteran's branch of service on Disabled Veteran specialty license plates upon request.
S 542 - Watson
Educational Services For Students With Disabilities
08/19/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 539
Relates to alternative dispute resolution methods regarding educational services for students with disabilities, including individualized education program facilitation; provides for information to parents.
S 55 - Nelson
Community Mental Health Programs For Veterans Grant
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans with mental illness.
S 557 - Davis W
Contribution To the Fund for Veterans Assistance
04/08/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a driver's license or personal identification certificate.
S 56 - Nelson
Health Care Services
01/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the provision and delivery of certain health care services in this state, including the provision of those services through the Medicaid program and the prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse in that program and other programs.
S 565 - Ellis
Street and Highway Accommodation
02/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Relates to the accommodation of pedestrians, bicyclists, persons with disabilities, children, senior citizens, users of public transportation, movers of commercial goods, and motorists on streets and highways.
S 566 - Eltife
Pharmacy School at University of Texas at Tyler
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1326
Relates to the establishment of a pharmacy school at The University of Texas at Tyler.
S 57 - Nelson
Health and Human Services
01/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the delivery system redesign for the provisions of acute care services and long-term care services and supports to individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
S 571 - Deuell
Sales and Use Taxes
05/02/2013 - Reported from Subcommittee on FISCAL MATTERS with substitute.
Relates to the exemption from sales and use taxes of certain health care supplies.
S 579 - Rodriguez Jo
Revenue Bonds
02/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects on the El Paso campus of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
S 58 - Nelson
Behavioral Health and Physical Health Services
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1143
Relates to integrating behavioral health and physical health services provided under the Medicaid program using managed care organizations; relates to delivery of mental health, behavioral health, substance abuse, and certain other services.
S 59 - Nelson
Higher Education Required Reports
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1312
Relates to required biennial reports and other documents prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education.
S 59 - Nelson
Services for Victims of Family Violence
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to exempting the procurement of services for victims of family violence from competitive bidding requirements.
S 590 - Deuell
Drivers License Renewal Appointment System
02/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Relates to a driver's license renewal appointment system for prospective anatomical gift donors.
S 591 - Van de Putte
Audits of Pharmacists and Pharmacies
05/01/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to procedures for certain audits of pharmacists and pharmacies.
S 597 - Birdwell
Specialty License Plates
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1327
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates for certain Operation Enduring Freedom veterans.
S 61 - Nelson
Licensing and Regulation of Military Physicians
06/20/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 185
Relates to the licensing and regulation of military physicians who provide voluntary charity health care.
S 628 - Watson
Regional Emergency Communications Districts
07/09/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 552
Relates to the creation of regional emergency communications districts; authorizes the issuance of bonds; authorizes an emergency services fee.
S 63 - Nelson
Consent To Immunization of Certain Children
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1313
Relates to consent to the immunization of children; provides that a child may consent to a child's immunization for a disease if the child is pregnant or is the parent of a child and has custody of that child.
S 632 - Carona
Health Maintenance Organizations or Insurers
07/08/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 755
Relates to contracts between dentists, optometrists, or therapeutic optometrists and health maintenance organizations or insurers; relates to covered products and services; provides that such contract may not limit the fee the optometrist or therapeutic optometrist may charge for a product or service that is not a covered product or service; provides that such contract may not require a discount on a product or service that is not covered.
S 64 - Nelson
Child Care Facilities Vaccine Policies
07/18/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1144
Relates to a policy on vaccine-preventable diseases for licensed child-care facilities; includes procedures for verifying whether a facility employee has complied with the policy; provides exceptions.
S 644 - Huffman
Prescription Drug Benefits
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1328
Relates to the creation of a standard request form for prior authorization of prescription drug benefits; relates to an individual, group, blanket, or franchise insurance policy or insurance agreement, a group hospital service contract, or a small or large employer group contract or similar coverage document.
S 646 - Deuell
Court Ordered Outpatient Mental Health Services
07/30/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1170
Relates to court-ordered outpatient mental health services; requires identification of the person designated to be responsible for the services; relates to the facility administrator or an individual involved in providing court-ordered outpatient services, including medication and supported housing.
S 647 - Rodriguez Jo
Guardianships
05/07/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to guardianships, including the assessment and payment of attorney's fees and other court costs in guardianships, and to court-created management trusts for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated.
S 651 - Rodriguez Jo
Medical Power of Attorney
06/24/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 134
Relates to a medical power of attorney; provides for the form of the disclosure statements; provides that a near relative of the principal or a responsible interested adult, guardian, social worker, physician or a clergyman may bring an action to request that the medical power of attorney be revoked because the principal, at the time the medical power of attorney was signed was not competent or was under duress, fraud, or undue influence; provides for actions in counties without a statutory probate court.
S 66 - Hinojosa
Epinephrine Auto Injectors
11/10/2014 - PREFILED.
Relates to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on public and open-enrollment charter school campuses and at off-campus school-sanctioned events.
S 662 - Carona
Drought Preparedness Council
08/19/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 557
Relates to the composition of the membership of the drought preparedness council.
S 663 - Davis W
Unclaimed Lottery Prize Money
02/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the amount of unclaimed lottery prize money to be deposited in the fund for veterans' assistance.
S 664 - Davis W
Veterans' Assistance Grant Funds
05/09/2013 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance.
S 67 - Nelson
Higher Education Stem Cell Reporting Requirements
08/19/2013 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 507
Relates to reporting requirements for institutions of higher education; requires a certain report to include include the amounts spent by an institution on human embryonic stem cell research and adult stem cell research.
S 675 - Hancock
Health Care and Treatment Decisions
03/19/2013 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to certain advance directives and health care and treatment decisions.
 
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