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H 1 - Zerwas
General Appropriations Bill
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the General Appropriations Bill.
H 1007 - Alonzo
Establishment of Veterans Resource Centers
01/12/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education.
H 1008 - Alonzo
Early Detection and Intervention for Autism Spectrum
01/12/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a study on early detection and early intervention in cases of children with autism spectrum disorders.
H 1029 - Zedler
Informed Consent To Immunizations for Children
01/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to informed consent to immunizations for children.
H 1046 - Thierry
Veterans Coordinator for Community Justice Assistance
01/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a veterans coordinator for the community justice assistance division of the State Department of Criminal Justice.
H 1051 - Frank
Comparisons of State Budgets
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to comparisons of state budgets made by the Legislative Budget Board.
H 1067 - Meyer
Newborn Screening Tests for Adrenoleukodystrophy
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to newborn screening tests for adrenoleukodystrophy.
H 1083 - Perez
Establish Reduced Water Utility Rates
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES.
Relates to authorizing a regulatory authority to establish reduced water utility rates funded by donations for the benefit of elderly customers.
H 1092 - Oliverson
Persons Authorized To Make an Anatomical Gift
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the persons authorized to make an anatomical gift.
H 1099 - Canales
Residential Tenants Right To Summon Police
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY.
Relates to a residential tenant's right to summon police or other emergency assistance.
H 1100 - Canales
Issuance of a Permit to Host a Charity Hunt
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on CULTURE, RECREATION, AND TOURISM.
Relates to the issuance of a permit to host a charity hunt outside the regular hunting season; authorizes the imposition of a fee.
H 1101 - Pickett
Authority of the Chief Appraiser to File Applications
02/22/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the authority of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district to require a person to file a new application to confirm the person's current qualification for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of a 100 percent disabled veteran.
H 1108 - Parker
Apportionment of Margin from Locomotive Sales
02/22/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to apportionment of margin from receipts from the sale of locomotives for purposes of the franchise tax.
H 1123 - Springer
Continuing Education Requirements for Architects
02/22/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on LICENSING AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.
Relates to continuing education requirements for architects regarding compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
H 1131 - Miller R
Dyslexia Therapist License
01/18/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the requirement that a person obtain a dyslexia therapist license.
H 1133 - Sheffield J
Reimbursement of Prescription Drugs
02/23/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under Medicaid and the child health plan program.
H 1158 - Davis S
Content of an Application for Medicaid
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the content of an application for Medicaid.
H 1161 - Davis S
Health Plan Coverage of Prescription Contraceptive
02/23/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to health benefit plan coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs.
H 118 - Moody J
Personal Needs Allowance for Medicaid Recipients
02/13/2017 - 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 1192 - Blanco
Expansion of the College Credit for Heroes Program
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to the expansion of the College Credit for Heroes program to lower-division public institutions of higher education offering degrees in certain Fields.
H 1194 - Blanco
Long Term Care Insurance for State Employees
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PENSIONS.
Relates to long-term care insurance for state employees.
H 1206 - Shaheen
Drug Formularies and Medicaid Managed Care Organization
02/23/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to allowing Medicaid managed care organizations to adopt their own drug formularies.
H 1225 - Smithee
Participation of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
02/22/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the participation of an advanced practice registered nurse as a primary care or network provider for certain governmental and other health benefit plans.
H 1227 - Smithee
Transparency of Prescription Drug Coverage
02/22/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to the transparency of certain information related to prescription drug coverage provided by certain health benefit plans.
H 123 - White
Performance Incentive Funding for Medical Schools
02/14/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to performance incentive funding for certain medical schools based on public health impact.
H 1230 - Blanco
Franchise Tax Credits
01/24/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to franchise tax credits for businesses that employ veterans.
H 1276 - Moody J
Waiver Programs for Veterans Provided by Toll Project
02/23/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to waiver programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities.
H 128 - Minjarez
Assistance Eligibility for Caregiver of a Foster Child
02/14/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the eligibility of a relative or other designated caregiver of a foster child for monetary assistance.
H 1286 - Rose
Disposition of Organs on Completion of an Autopsy
01/25/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the disposition of organs, organ parts, or medically implanted devices on completion of an autopsy.
H 1289 - Murr
Transportation of a Person
01/25/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the transportation of a person believed to be a person with mental illness.
H 1296 - Frullo
Health Benefit Coverage for Prescription Drugs
01/25/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization.
H 1309 - Sanford
Eligibility for License Plates for Certain Veterans
01/26/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to eligibility for and benefits associated with license plates for certain veterans.
H 1322 - Burns
Authority of a Justice of the Peace
01/27/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the authority of a justice of the peace to issue a search warrant to collect a blood specimen from a person arrested for certain intoxication offenses.
H 1335 - Simmons R
Establishment of Education Savings Account Program
01/27/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the establishment of an education savings account program for certain children with special needs and other educational disadvantages.
H 1398 - Munoz
Processing and Payment of Claims for Reimbursement
01/31/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the processing and payment of claims for reimbursement by certain providers under the Medicaid program.
H 1399 - Zedler
Release of Confidential Physician Patient Communication
01/31/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the release of confidential physician-patient communications to the State Medical Board.
H 1407 - Sheffield J
Emergency Medical Services Assistance Program
02/01/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program.
H 1408 - Cortez
Eligibility for the Medical Assistance Program
02/01/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.
H 1412 - Arevalo
Medical Assistance Benefits for Individuals
02/01/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the continuation of medical assistance benefits for individuals after release from confinement in a county jail.
H 1415 - Klick
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
02/01/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the licensing and authority of advanced practice registered nurses.
H 1420 - Martinez
Late Payment Penalty Against Medicaid Managed Care
02/01/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the imposition of a late payment penalty against Medicaid managed care organizations that fail to timely pay certain physician and provider claims.
H 144 - Schaefer
Abortion Facility Electronic Reporting Requirements
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to electronic reporting requirements for an abortion facility.
H 1463 - Smithee
Americans with Disabilities Act Claims
02/01/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to procedures for asserting claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act; provides a civil penalty.
H 1464 - Bonnen G
Step Therapy Protocols for Health Benefit Plans
02/01/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to step therapy protocols required by a health benefit plan in connection with prescription drug coverage.
H 1473 - Bohac
Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
02/01/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses.
H 1482 - Shaheen
Dispensing of Certain Drugs By Physicians
02/02/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the dispensing of certain drugs by physicians.
H 1486 - Price
Peer Specialists and Peer Services
02/02/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program.
H 150 - Bell
Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead.
H 1513 - Isaac
Ad Valorem Taxation
02/02/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the period for which certain property acquired by a charitable organization to provide low-income housing may be exempted from ad valorem taxation.
H 1524 - Munoz
Medicaid Managed Care and Child Health Plan Programs
02/03/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to transparency in the rate-setting processes for the Medicaid managed care and child health plan programs.
H 1525 - Krause
Issuance of Specialty License Plates
02/03/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates to submarine veterans.
H 1527 - Simmons R
Historically Underutilized Business
02/03/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.
H 1539 - Thompson S
Health Benefit Plan Coverage of Prescription Drugs
02/03/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to health benefit plan coverage of prescription drugs for stage-four advanced, metastatic cancer.
H 1543 - Burkett
Testing Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments
02/03/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to access to records that pertain to the testing for, and fitting and dispensing of, hearing instruments.
H 1544 - Burkett
Clients Access To Records of Hearing Instruments
02/03/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a client's access to certain records of hearing instrument fitters and dispensers.
H 1549 - Burkett
Child Protective Services
02/06/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the provision of services by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including child protective services and prevention and Early intervention services.
H 1564 - Miller R
Elderly Ad Valorem Taxes Abatement
02/06/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the authority of an elderly or disabled person to defer or abate the collection of ad valorem taxes on the person's residence homestead if the homestead is subject to a mortgage.
H 1565 - Metcalf
Waiver of Certain State Park Fees for Military Service
02/06/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a waiver of certain state park fees for military service members and veterans.
H 1579 - Howard D
Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Condoms
02/06/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a sales and use tax exemption for condoms.
H 1583 - Cortez
Use of Epinephrine Auto Injectors on Campuses
02/06/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on private school campuses and at or in transit to or from off-campus school events.
H 1591 - Bohac
Purple Heart Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
02/06/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient.
H 1598 - Martinez
Establishment of the Disaster Identification System
02/06/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the establishment of the disaster identification system for a state of disaster.
H 1600 - Thompson S
Certain Mental Health Screenings
02/06/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to certain mental health screenings under the State Health Steps program.
H 1611 - VanDeaver
Stationary Authorized Emergency Vehicle Warning Devices
02/07/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the use of warning devices by stationary authorized emergency vehicles.
H 1616 - Thompson S
Exemption from Liability for Mental Health Information
02/07/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to an exemption from civil liability for certain professionals for the disclosure of certain mental health information.
H 1620 - Sanford
Voluntary Temporary Caregiver Program
02/07/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a voluntary temporary caregiver program providing temporary care for children removed from their homes.
H 1622 - Thompson S
Personal Need Allowance for Certain Medicaid Recipients
02/07/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.
H 1629 - Coleman
Quality Based Outcome Measure for Child Health Plans
02/07/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the development of a quality-based outcome measure for the child health plan program and Medicaid regarding certain persons with HIV.
H 1641 - Hefner
Issuance of Specially Marked Drivers Licenses
02/07/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to disabled veterans.
H 1645 - Lozano
Special Olympics
02/08/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to requiring certain school districts to adopt a policy allowing students who participate in Special Olympics to earn a letter on that basis.
H 1646 - Lozano
Assumed Name Certificate
02/08/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the waiver of certain fees for an assumed name certificate or a statement of abandonment of use of an assumed name filed by a military veteran.
H 1649 - Munoz
Claims Audit
02/08/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the use of extrapolation by a health maintenance organization or an insurer to audit claims.
H 165 - Raymond
Health Benefit Plan Coverage for Certain Equipment
02/14/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to health benefit plan coverage for certain equipment and supplies associated with diabetes treatment.
H 168 - Lucio E
Healthy Eating Licensed School Programs Recognition
02/14/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to creating a voluntary program to recognize licensed before-school and after-school programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity.
H 1696 - Blanco
Disabled Veterans Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
02/09/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the assessed value of a property owned by certain disabled veterans and the amount of the exemption for the surviving spouses and children of certain disabled veterans.
H 1703 - Johnson J
Community Service Fines and Costs Discharge
02/09/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the discharge by certain defendants of fines and costs through community service.
H 1720 - Phillips
Lice Incident in Public School Parental Notice
02/09/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to parental notice regarding an incident of lice in a public elementary school.
H 1726 - Cortez
Abuse of Recipients of Home Health Services
02/09/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of recipients of home health services; provides penalties; creates an offense.
H 1740 - Blanco
Administration of Veteran's Treatment Court Programs
02/10/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the administration of veterans treatment court programs, the expunction of arrest records and Files for certain participants who successfully complete a program, and the issuance of orders of nondisclosure for participants convicted of a misdemeanor; changes a fee.
H 1768 - Munoz
Medicaid Managed Care Program Care Coordination
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to care coordination under the Medicaid managed care program.
H 1769 - Munoz
Medicaid Managed Care Program Information Sharing
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to information sharing among care coordinators and providers participating in the Medicaid managed care program.
H 1770 - Munoz
Medicaid Managed Care Program Caseload Standards
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to establishing caseload standards for certain care coordinators under the Medicaid managed care program.
H 1772 - Swanson
Elderly Person Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses.
H 1790 - Pickett
Revoked Disabled Parking Placards
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to revoked disabled parking placards.
H 1794 - Bell
Establishment of the Work Group on Mental Health Access
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the establishment of the Work Group on Mental Health Access for First Responders.
H 1801 - Blanco
Prohibition of Employment Discrimination
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the prohibition of employment discrimination regarding military service members and military veterans.
H 1802 - Blanco
Community Outreach Campaign for Veteran's Benefits
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a community outreach campaign to increase awareness of veterans benefits and services.
H 1803 - Blanco
Information Regarding Private Employers
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to information regarding private employers who have veteran's employment preference policies.
H 1804 - Blanco
Prescribing and Ordering Authority of Nurses
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the prescribing and ordering authority of certain advanced practice registered nurses who are military veterans.
H 1805 - Sanford
Protection of Child Welfare Services Providers
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers.
H 1816 - Metcalf
Operation of Medical Supply Transport Vehicles
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the operation of medical supply transport vehicles during a declared state of disaster.
H 1818 - Gonzales L
Continuation and Functions of the Railroad Commission
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the continuation and functions of the Railroad Commission of the state; provides for the imposition of fees.
H 1832 - Collier
Disclosures of Health Care Facilities
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to disclosures regarding the provision of services by certain health care providers in certain health care facilities.
H 1846 - Coleman
Prescribing of Schedule II Controlled Substances
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the prescribing and ordering of Schedule II controlled substances by certain advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants.
H 1847 - Coleman
Public School Notification Requirement
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a notification requirement if a public school campus or open-enrollment charter school does not have a nurse assigned to the campus during all instructional hours.
H 1871 - Tinderholt
Persons Eligibility for Medicaid
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a person's eligibility for Medicaid.
H 1881 - Munoz
Pharmacy Benefit Networks and Pharmacy Benefit Managers
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to pharmacy benefit networks and pharmacy benefit managers.
H 1886 - Miller R
Dyslexia Testing
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to dyslexia testing, the designation by the State Education Agency of a dyslexia specialist, and the development by the agency of a list of training opportunities for educators regarding dyslexia.
H 1901 - Sanford
Creating a Position of Nonprofit Agency Services
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to creating a position of nonprofit agency services coordinator for the Department of Family and Protective Services.
H 1902 - Sanford
Prohibiting the Investment of Certain Retirement System
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to prohibiting the investment of certain retirement system funds in publicly traded business entities that donate to Planned Parenthood.
H 1917 - Raymond
Contract Requirements for Prescription Drug Benefits
02/15/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to contract requirements for prescription drug benefits provided by Medicaid managed care organizations.
H 1928 - Nevarez
Content Requirements for an Individualized Education
02/15/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to content requirements for an individualized education program developed for a public school student with autism or another pervasive developmental disorder.
H 1929 - Fallon
Waiver Programs for Certain Veterans
02/15/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to waiver programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities.
H 1937 - Villalba
Newborn Screening Tests for Adrenoleukodystrophy
02/15/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to newborn screening tests for adrenoleukodystrophy.
H 1938 - Villalba
Certain Registrations for the Anatomical Gift Registry
02/15/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to certain registrations for the anatomical gift registry.
H 1950 - Laubenberg
Telemonitoring Services Under Medicaid
02/15/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the reimbursement of providers for the provision of certain home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.
H 1958 - Springer
Licensure or Certification of Volunteer Firefighters
02/15/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams.
H 1971 - Schaefer
Providing Information Regarding Perinatal Hospice Care
02/16/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to providing information regarding perinatal hospice care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; creates an administrative penalty, a civil remedy, and criminal offenses.
H 1973 - Blanco
Enhanced Employment Services for Veterans
02/16/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to enhanced employment services for veterans and military servicemembers.
H 1976 - Sheffield J
Study of a Patient Reported Outcomes Registry
02/16/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a study of the use of a patient-reported outcomes registry in conjunction with health coverage for certain governmental employees.
H 1983 - Wray
Compensation Benefits Firefighter or a Peace Officer
02/16/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the eligibility of a firefighter or a peace officer for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.
H 1994 - Burrows
Health Care Costs and Transparency
02/16/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the creation of a joint interim committee to study health care costs and the transparency of health care costs and health benefits.
H 2002 - Lozano
Location of the Irma Rangel College of Pharmacy
02/16/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the location of the Irma Rangel College of Pharmacy.
H 2007 - Cosper
Licensing and Regulation of Certain Military Dentists
02/16/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the licensing and regulation of certain military dentists and dental hygienists who provide voluntary charity dental or dental hygiene care.
H 2025 - Davis Y
Staff Requirements for Care for Persons with Dementia
02/16/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to staff requirements for certain facilities that provide care to persons with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
H 2028 - Goldman
Deferral or Abatement of Collection of Ad Valorem Taxes
02/17/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the procedure for canceling a deferral or abatement of collection of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of an elderly person.
H 203 - Gonzalez M
Waiver of Certain State Park Fees for Veterans
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on CULTURE, RECREATION, AND TOURISM.
Relates to a waiver of certain state park fees for United States veterans.
H 2035 - Walle
Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force
02/17/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the continuation of the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force.
H 2036 - King P
Premium and Maintenance Tax Credits
02/17/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to premium and maintenance tax credits related to certain fees paid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2038 - Leach
Consent Required for the Administration of Prophylaxis
02/17/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the consent required for the administration of prophylaxis to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum.
H 2051 - Huberty
New Instructional Facility Allotment
02/17/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the new instructional facility allotment under the foundation school program.
H 206 - Flynn
State Veterans Land Board
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the State Veterans Land Board.
H 2063 - Bonnen G
General Procedures for Do Not Resuscitate Orders
02/17/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to general procedures and requirements for do-not-resuscitate orders.
H 2080 - Collier
Provision of Laboratory Services Disclosure
02/17/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to disclosures regarding the provision of laboratory services in certain health care facilities.
H 2081 - Phelan
Local Option Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
02/17/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district of the total appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly or disabled persons.
H 2107 - Lucio E
Authorizing Medical Cannabis
02/20/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities; authorizes fees.
H 2116 - Klick
Violations of Health and Safety Standards
02/20/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to informal dispute resolutions for violations of health and safety standards at certain long-term care facilities.
H 2119 - Kacal
Workers Compensation Death Benefit Eligibility
02/20/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to workers' compensation death benefit eligibility for certain spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.
H 2123 - Gonzales L
Telehealth Services
02/20/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the reimbursement of certain providers under the Medicaid program for the provision of telehealth services.
H 2135 - Coleman
Postpartum Depression
02/20/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to coverage for certain services and the provision of certain information relating to postpartum depression under the medical assistance and chip perinatal programs.
H 2141 - Oliverson
Frequency and Location of Certain Meetings
02/21/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the frequency and location of certain meetings required by a prescriptive authority agreement.
H 2154 - Guillen
Required Training for Veterans County Service Officers
02/21/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to required training for veterans county service officers and assistant veterans county service officers.
H 217 - Canales
Collection of Ad Valorem Taxes
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the authority of certain persons to defer or abate the collection of ad valorem taxes on a person's residence homestead; includes qualified disabled veterans.
H 2200 - Hinojosa
Medical Use of Marihuana
02/21/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the medical use of marihuana; provides a defense to prosecution for possession of marihuana.
H 2202 - Vo
Acceptable Forms of Identification for Voting
02/21/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to acceptable forms of identification for voting.
H 2211 - Coleman
Emergency Services Commissioner
02/21/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the qualifications to serve as an emergency services commissioner in certain counties.
H 222 - Howard D
Child Health Plan Covered Benefits
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to covered benefits under the child health plan.
H 2225 - Raney
Licensing of Family Residential Centers
02/21/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the licensing of family residential centers by the Department of Family and Protective Services and the detention of certain juveniles.
H 2249 - Sheffield J
Transparency of Epidemiologica Reports
02/22/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to requirements for and the transparency of epidemiological reports and immunization exemption information and reports.
H 2257 - Munoz
Prohibiting an Insurer from Directing Certain Services
02/22/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to prohibiting an insurer from directing a policyholder to certain entities to provide certain medical or health care services and supplies to the policyholder.
H 2259 - Gutierrez
Issuance of Specially Marked Drivers Licenses
02/22/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to disabled veterans.
H 226 - Howard D
AIDS and HIV Infection Education Programs
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to education programs regarding AIDS and HIV infection.
H 2268 - Raymond
Homesteads Exemption from Ad Valorem
02/22/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a temporary increase in the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a temporary reduction in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount, and a temporary protection of school districts against the resulting temporary loss in local revenue.
H 227 - Howard D
HIV Infected Organ Donation
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to donation of HIV-infected organs, eyes, and tissue to individuals infected with HIV.
H 2303 - Thierry
Maternal Depression Medicaid Coverage
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to coverage for certain services related to maternal depression under the Medicaid and child health plan programs.
H 2308 - Lambert
Issuance of Specialty License Plates for Veterans
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates for veterans with disabilities that include the emblem from military academy license plates.
H 2313 - Dukes
Additional State Aid for School Districts
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to additional state aid for school districts that provide social security coverage for district employees.
H 2317 - Metcalf
Access to Criminal History Record Information
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to access to criminal history record information by an emergency communication district.
H 233 - Rodriguez E
Humane Disposition Disclosure
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY AND OPERATION.
Relates to the exception of certain information related to the humane disposition by a municipality or county of an animal from required disclosure under the public information law.
H 2342 - Martinez
Study on Medicaid Managed Care
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a study on Medicaid managed care.
H 2345 - Workman
Performance and Appeal of Utilization Review
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the performance and appeal of utilization review by and under the direction of physicians.
H 2355 - Thierry
Measures to Assist Students at Public Institutions
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to measures to assist students at public institutions of higher education who are homeless.
H 2356 - Cosper
State Aid to Local Governments
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the applicability of the law governing the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.
H 2360 - Bonnen G
Amounts Charged to an Enrollee in a Health Benefit Plan
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to amounts charged to an enrollee in a health benefit plan for prescription drugs covered by the plan.
H 2373 - Miller R
Period for Filing a Claim for Reimbursement
02/24/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the period for filing a claim for reimbursement for certain ancillary services under the Medicaid program.
H 2375 - Munoz
Report on Cost Savings Attributable to Medicaid
02/24/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a report on cost savings attributable to the Medicaid managed care program.
H 2389 - Burkett
Supervision of Pharmacist Interns Pharmacy Technicians
02/24/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the supervision of pharmacist-interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician trainees by a pharmacist and the adoption of rules by the State State Board of Pharmacy.
H 2390 - Rodriguez E
Medical Treatment and Care of Animals
02/24/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the medical treatment and care of animals by certain persons in animal shelters and releasing agencies.
H 2402 - Thierry
Acute Psychiatric Bed Registry
02/24/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to an acute psychiatric bed registry to list available Beds for emergency detention and treatment of certain individuals.
H 2403 - Thierry
Study Concerning Maternal Mortality and Morbidity
02/24/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a study concerning maternal mortality and morbidity in the state's African American population.
H 2406 - Price
Donation of a Brain on a Decedents Death
02/24/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the donation of a brain on a decedent's death.
H 2409 - Raney
Wage Requirements for Community Rehabilitation Programs
02/24/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program.
H 241 - Howard D
Health Care Practitioner Counseling Requirement
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to a health care practitioner counseling requirement for persons claiming an immunization exemption on the basis of conscience, including a religious belief.
H 2421 - Howard D
Annual Report on Employment Positions
02/24/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to an annual report on employment positions provided through the State college work-study program.
H 243 - Howard D
Immunization Data In the Immunization Registry
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.
H 249 - Hernandez
Abuse and Neglect of a Child in Certain Facilities
02/24/2017 - Scheduled for public hearing 2/27/2017.
Relates to the definitions of abuse and neglect of a child, including exploitation, applicable to investigations of abuse and neglect in certain facilities and professional reporting requirements; includes teachers, nurses, doctors, day-care employees, employees of a clinic or health care facility that provides reproductive services, juvenile probation officers, and juvenile detention or correctional officers; includes family homes.
H 261 - Howard D
Enhanced Penalties for Assault
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to enhanced penalties for assault of employees of or volunteers for certain clinics or facilities that provide abortion or family planning services.
H 267 - Hernandez
Compensation of Emergency Services Commissioners
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on COUNTY AFFAIRS.
Relates to the compensation and per diem compensation of emergency services commissioners in certain counties.
H 271 - Miller R
Veteran Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
H 274 - Gonzales L
Spina Bifida Information
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to information regarding spina bifida.
H 279 - Howard D
Women Health Advisory Committee Continuation
02/24/2017 - Scheduled for public hearing 2/28/2017.
Relates to the continuation of the women's health advisory committee.
H 280 - Howard D
Nursing Workplace Violence Reduction Program
02/24/2017 - Scheduled for public hearing 2/28/2017.
Relates to a grant program for reducing workplace violence against nurses.
H 283 - Herrero
Veteran Open Burn Pit Registry
02/20/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the creation of an open burn pit registry for certain service members and veterans.
H 284 - Springer
Health Care Facility Wheelchair Self Release Seat Belts
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to authorization for certain health care facilities to secure residents with wheelchair self-release seat belts.
H 287 - Johnson J
Abuse and Neglect Abuse Definitions
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the definitions of abuse and neglect of a child applicable to investigations of abuse and neglect, including exploitation, in certain facilities; relates to reporting requirements of teachers, nurses, doctors, day-care employees, employees of a clinic or health care facility that provides reproductive services, juvenile probation officers, and juvenile detention or correctional officers; includes family homes if a complaint has been received.
H 292 - Munoz
Medicaid Expansion of Eligibility
02/13/2017 - 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 293 - Munoz
Abusable Synthetic Substance Internet Distribution
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY.
Relates to the distribution, sale, or offer for sale of a mislabeled abusable synthetic substance through the Internet.
H 298 - Larson
Deceased Child Autopsy Parent Viewing
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to a parent's right to view the body of a deceased child before an autopsy is performed.
H 309 - Johnson J
Severe Mental Illness Medicaid Program Establishment
02/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the establishment of a home and community-based services program under Medicaid for certain persons with severe and persistent mental illness.
H 312 - Johnson J
Disaster Recovery Fund Creation
01/10/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the creation and administration of a disaster recovery fund.
H 315 - Johnson J
School District Grant
02/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to a grant available to school districts to provide services to students residing in care and treatment facilities and residential placement facilities.
H 318 - Canales
Veteran Assistance Grants Appropriation
02/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to the fund for veterans' assistance for grants to improve the level of health services provided to certain veterans.
H 322 - Canales
Expunction of Arrest Records for Veterans
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the automatic expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans and the waiver of fees and costs charged for the expunction.
H 330 - Gonzalez M
Medical Treatment Related to Contraception
02/20/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to contraception.
H 335 - Collier
Medicaid Administrative and Judicial Review
02/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to administrative and judicial review of certain Medicaid reimbursement disputes; authorizes a fee.
H 337 - Collier
Public Benefit Continuation
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the continuation of certain public benefits, including medical assistance benefits, for individuals after release from confinement in a county jail.
H 343 - Canales
Veteran Sales and Use Tax Exemption
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to a sales and use tax exemption for certain disabled veterans and surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans.
H 357 - Huberty
Free Prekindergarten Programs
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the eligibility of the children of certain first responders for free prekindergarten programs in public schools.
H 377 - Oliverson
Surviving Spouse License Plates
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates to surviving spouses of certain military veterans.
H 392 - Howard D
Handgun License
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to certain offenses involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises of certain hospitals, mental health facilities, and nursing facilities.
H 416 - White
Electronic Toll Collection Program
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to a program to facilitate, through the issuance and use of electronic toll collection transponders, free or discounted toll project use available to certain military personnel.
H 434 - Simmons R
Wrongful Birth Cause of Action
01/10/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.
H 439 - Collier
Pregnant Patient Order
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to an advance directive and do-not-resuscitate order of a pregnant patient.
H 468 - Longoria
Accessible Hotel and Motel Accommodation
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY.
Relates to a restriction on certain accommodations in accessible hotel and motel guest rooms; provides a civil penalty.
H 477 - Collier
Provision and Use of Health Coverage Information
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to use of health coverage information to educate consumers purchasing individual health benefit coverage; requires a health benefits plan issuer to provide coverage information to each insurance agent regarding sale of individual health benefit plans; provides that an agent may not sell or receive an application for coverage until the purchaser has been notified of copayments, deductibles, coinsurance, provider networks and financial responsibilities for in-network and out-of-network services.
H 482 - Walle
Protection Employee Caseload Limit Goals
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to employee caseload limit goals for child and adult protective services and child-care licensing services and call processing goals for certain of those services.
H 490 - Anderson R
Hearing Aids Health Benefit Coverage Plan
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals.
H 493 - Perez
College Credit for Heroes Program Reporting Requirement
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to reporting requirements for the College Credit for Heroes program.
H 507 - Israel
Medical Assistance Expansion of Eligibility
02/20/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 513 - Davis S
Reappraisal for Ad Valorem Tax Purposes of Property
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the reappraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of property damaged in a disaster.
H 542 - Metcalf
Drug Screening and Testing of Persons Seeking Benefits
02/20/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the drug screening and testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the medical assistance program.
H 56 - Flynn
Carrying of a Handgun by a First Responder
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to the carrying of a handgun by a first responder engaged in the actual discharge of the first responder's duties.
H 569 - Israel
Unprofessional Conduct By Mental Health Providers
01/10/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to unprofessional conduct by mental health providers who attempt to change the sexual orientation of a child; provides penalties.
H 593 - Burrows
Prescriptive Authority of Certain Psychologists
02/20/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the prescriptive authority of certain psychologists; authorizes a fee.
H 612 - Leach
Abortion Voluntary And Informed Consent
02/22/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion and prevention of coerced abortions; provides penalties; creates an offense.
H 629 - Howard D
Leave for Veterans Obtaining Health Care
01/10/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to leave for certain veterans obtaining medical and mental health care.
H 63 - Davis S
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute
02/14/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the operations of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of the state.
H 631 - Howard D
Public Awareness Campaign on Firearm Safety and Suicide
02/22/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to a public awareness campaign on firearm safety and suicide prevention.
H 657 - Bernal
Procedures for Students Enrolled in Special Education
01/10/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to procedures for a student enrolled in a special education program who fails to perform satisfactorily on certain assessment instruments.
H 658 - Bernal
Disabled Voters Voting Priority
01/10/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to priority voting for voters with certain disabilities substantially impairing mobility.
H 661 - Parker
Access To Certain Investigational Drugs
01/10/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to access to certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials by patients with severe chronic diseases.
H 69 - Guillen
Disabled Children Report Requirement
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to a requirement that school districts and open-enrollment charter schools report certain information regarding children with disabilities who reside in residential facilities.
H 71 - Martinez
Transportation of Certain Mental Health Patients
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the transportation of certain mental health patients.
H 727 - Guerra
Use of Home Telemonitoring Services Under Medicaid
02/20/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the use of home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.
H 747 - Farrar
Emergency Contraception Provision of Information
02/23/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the provision of information and other services relating to emergency contraception to sexual assault survivors.
H 75 - Flynn
Pharmacy Technician Requirements
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the education and examination requirements for pharmacy technicians.
H 755 - Parker
Real Property Transfer Education Activities Provision
02/20/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the use by certain tax-exempt organizations of certain payments made in connection with real property transfers to provide educational activities through certain schools.
H 765 - Shaheen
Electronic Verification of Employment Authorization
01/10/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to requiring political subdivisions to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program or E-verify.
H 786 - VanDeaver
Emergency Responder Employment Discrimination
02/20/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY.
Relates to the prohibition of certain employment discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder.
H 796 - Clardy
Work Study Student Mentorship Program
02/20/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to the work-study student mentorship program administered by the State Higher Education Coordinating Board; supports student interventions at participating eligible institutions that are focused on increasing completion of degrees or certificates, such as interventions occurring through advising or supplemental instruction.
H 799 - Murr
Persons Authorized To Conduct an Inquest
02/20/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the persons authorized to conduct an inquest in certain counties.
H 801 - Murphy
Repeal of the Additional Ad Valorem Taxes
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK.
Relates to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land; relates to land owned by a person 65 years of age or older; relates to market value.
H 810 - Parker
Provision of Investigational Stem Cell Treatment
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the provision of certain investigational stem cell treatments to patients with certain severe chronic diseases or terminal illnesses.
H 820 - Shaheen
Local Option Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to indigent residents of the county.
H 822 - Canales
Designating April As Sexual Assault Awareness Month
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on CULTURE, RECREATION, AND TOURISM.
Relates to designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
H 827 - Blanco
Employers Database to Qualify Military Service
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to a database for prospective employers to qualify veterans' military service experience and employment qualifications.
H 828 - Blanco
Issuance of Specialty License Plates for Veterans
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates for Vietnam veterans.
H 829 - Blanco
Leave for Veterans Returning To State Employment
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment.
H 831 - Anderson
Coverage for Treatment of Craniofacial Abnormalities
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to coverage for treatment of craniofacial abnormalities under certain health benefit plans.
H 837 - Allen A
Notice Provided To Persons With Disabilities
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Relates to notice provided to persons with disabilities regarding the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use certain public transportation services.
H 84 - Davis S
Sunset Review Date for Awarding Cancer Research Grants
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the sunset review date for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of the state and the time for awarding cancer research and prevention grants.
H 845 - Lozano
Nonprofit Mineral Interests Ad Valorem Taxation
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit to exempt from ad valorem taxation mineral interests owned by nonprofit corporations organized for the exclusive purpose of generating income for certain charitable nonprofit corporations through the ownership, lease, and management of real property.
H 846 - Raney
Veteran Student Financial Assistance Programs
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to the implementation of student financial assistance programs for veterans and their families.
H 850 - Turner C
Disabilities Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain individuals with disabilities.
H 853 - Reynolds
Incarceration Diversion Pilot Program for Mental Health
02/23/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the creation of a mental health treatment for incarceration diversion pilot program.
H 864 - Blanco
Designation of an Employee as a Veterans Liaison
02/23/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veterans liaison.
H 865 - Blanco
Establishing a Veterans Services Coordinator
02/23/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to establishing a veterans services coordinator for the State Department of Criminal Justice and a veterans rehabilitation dorm program for certain state jail defendants confined by the department.
H 868 - Miller R
Allotment for Students with Dyslexia
02/23/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to an allotment under the foundation school program for students with dyslexia or related disorders.
H 892 - Raymond
Annual State Budget and Legislative Budget Sessions
02/23/2017 - 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 906 - Elkins
Creation of Research Technology Corporations
01/10/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the creation of research technology corporations for the development and commercialization of technologies owned by institutions of higher education or by certain medical centers with members that are institutions of higher education; provides for tax exemptions; provides a penalty.
H 909 - Romero
Preliminary Examination Periods for Mental Health
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to preliminary examination periods for mental health protective custody.
H 914 - Thompson S
Administration of Services for Child Protection
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective, and prevention and Early intervention services.
H 916 - Thierry
Suspected Financial Elderly Abuse Reporting
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on INVESTMENTS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Relates to requiring financial institutions to report the suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; provides a civil and criminal penalty.
H 92 - Guillen
Veteran's Employment Preference Entitlement and Spouses
02/14/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ECONOMIC and SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to the entitlement of spouses of certain veterans with disabilities to a veteran's employment preference.
H 940 - Howard D
Health Coverage of Prescription Contraceptive Drugs
02/22/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to health benefit plan coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs.
H 941 - Howard D
Contraceptive Distribution Program for Public Schools
01/11/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to a pilot program for the distribution of certain contraceptives in participating public school districts.
H 942 - Howard D
Elderly Persons Sexually Transmitted Diseases Study
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to a study on sexually transmitted diseases among elderly persons in this state.
H 945 - Paul
Windstorm and Hail Insurance Public School Allotment
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to an allotment under the public school finance system for the cost of windstorm and hail insurance.
H 959 - Thierry
Financial Abuse of Elderly Persons
01/12/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the financial abuse of elderly persons, including requiring financial institutions to report suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; provides a civil penalty; creates criminal offenses.
H 97 - Davis S
Immunization of Children for Cancer Prevention
02/14/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to consent to the immunization of certain children for cancer prevention or treatment.
H 994 - Wray
Disposition of Remains and Anatomical Gifts
01/12/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the disposition of remains and anatomical gifts.
H 995 - Wray
Form and Revocation of Medical Powers of Attorney
01/12/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the form and revocation of medical powers of attorney.
HCR 37 - Workman
Patient Protection and Affordable Cart Act Repeal
02/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AND FEDERAL POWER AND RESPONSIBILITY, SELECT.
Calls on Congress to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
HCR 44 - Metcalf
Care Veterans Deserve Act
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AND FEDERAL POWER AND RESPONSIBILITY, SELECT.
Urges Congress to pass S.2896, the Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016.
HCR 45 - White
Congressional Medal of Honor
02/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Urges Congress to bestow the Congressional Medal of Honor on Doris Dorie Miller for his heroism during World War II.
HCR 49 - Anderson
Designating July As Train Safety Awareness Month
02/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on CULTURE, RECREATION, AND TOURISM.
Designates July as Train Safety Awareness Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2017.
HCR 54 - Reynolds
Keep the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
01/30/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Urges Congress to keep the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
HCR 57 - Wu
Encouraging Texans to Donate Bone Marrow and Blood
02/01/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Encourages Texans to donate bone marrow and blood and to register as organ donors.
HCR 58 - Lozano
Provide Texas With Medicaid Block Grants
02/01/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Urges Congress to provide State with Medicaid block grants.
HCR 59 - Bailes
Pass a Budget
02/01/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Urges Congress to pass a budget.
HCR 61 - Ashby
Stop the Bleed Campaign
02/01/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Recognizes the Stop the Bleed campaign.
HJR 19 - Raymond
Prescription Sales and Use Tax Constitutional Amendment
01/10/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a Constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain prescription medicine; provides that the legislature may not enact a general law that would impose a state tax on the sale or use of a prescription medicine that was not subject to taxation under Chapter 151 of the Tax Code.
HJR 21 - Bell
Veteran Ad Valorem Tax Constitutional Amendment
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead; harmonizes certain related provisions of the State Constitution.
HJR 51 - Lozano
Mineral Interest Tax Exemption Constitutional Amendment
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to exempt from ad valorem taxation mineral interests owned by nonprofit corporations organized for the exclusive purpose of generating income for certain charitable nonprofit corporations through the ownership, lease, and management of real property.
HJR 52 - Turner C
Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption Constitutional Amendment
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the assessed value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain individuals with disabilities.
HJR 53 - Raymond
Annual State Budget Constitutional Amendment
01/10/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes.
HJR 64 - Bohac
Constitutional Amendment Ad Valorem Taxes
02/01/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses.
HJR 67 - Bohac
Purple Heart Constitutional Amendment
02/06/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient.
HJR 69 - Schofield
Constitutional Amendment Ad Valorem Tax
02/08/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a dollar amount or a percentage, whichever is greater, of the market value of a residence homestead and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increased exemption amount.
HJR 70 - Blanco
Disabled Veteran Taxation Constitutional Amendment
02/09/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a percentage of the assessed value of property owned by certain disabled veterans.
HJR 71 - Swanson
Constitutional Amendment
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses.
HJR 83 - Fallon
Constitutional Amendment
02/24/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Proposes a constitutional amendment providing that members of the legislature and the lieutenant governor will not receive a state salary or per diem during certain periods unless the legislature has passed the state's budget and that budget is certified by the comptroller.
HR 177 - Sheffield J
Recognition Resolution
01/25/2017 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes March 2017 as Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month.
HR 205 - Farrar
Recognition Resolution
01/31/2017 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes January 2017 as Cervical Health Awareness Month.
HR 259 - Hunter T
Commemorative Resolution
02/02/2017 - Passed HOUSE.
Commemorates the 50th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 157 in Corpus Christi.
HR 321 - Price
Recognition Resolution
02/08/2017 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes February 8, 2017, as Mental Illness Awareness Day at the State Capitol.
HR 643 - Guerra
Recognition Resolution
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Recognizes March 22, 2017, as State Easter Seals Day at the State Capitol.
S 1 - Nelson
General Appropriations Bill
02/14/2017 - Left pending in committee.
General Appropriations Bill.
S 1010 - Seliger
Transparency of Epidemiological Reports
02/22/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to requirements for and the transparency of epidemiological reports and immunization exemption information and reports.
S 1018 - Hughes
Licensing of Family Residential Centers
02/22/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the licensing of family residential centers by the Department of Family and Protective Services and the detention of certain juveniles.
S 1033 - Perry
Authorization for the Conveyance of Real Property
02/22/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to authorization for the conveyance of certain real property from State Tech University to State Tech University Health Sciences Center.
S 1040 - Buckingham
Health Benefit Plan Coverage
02/22/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to health benefit plan coverage for accelerated refills of certain prescription eye drops.
S 1049 - Uresti
Safety Requirements of Assisted Living Facilities
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to safety requirements of assisted living facilities.
S 1050 - Watson
Sale of Property Holding State Supported Living Center
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the sale of real property on which a state supported living center is located.
S 1051 - Watson
Accommodation of a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Student
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the accommodation of a deaf or hard of hearing student in driver education; authorizes a fee.
S 1074 - Hancock
Persons Authorized to make an Anatomical Gift
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the persons authorized to make an anatomical gift.
S 1075 - Buckingham
Establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
S 1076 - Schwertner
Health Benefit Plan for Prescription Drugs Coverage
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to amounts charged to an enrollee in a health benefit plan for prescription drugs covered by the plan.
S 1080 - Burton
Required Disclosures for Prenatal Genetic Screening
02/23/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to required disclosures for prenatal genetic screening; imposes a civil penalty.
S 1084 - Watson
Medical Treatment and Care of Animals
02/24/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the medical treatment and care of animals by certain persons in animal shelters and releasing agencies.
S 11 - Schwertner
Department of Family Administration of Services
02/22/2017 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective, and prevention and Early intervention services.
S 121 - Huffines
Board of Nursing Open Meeting Internet Broadcast
01/25/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the State Board of Nursing.
S 124 - Huffines
Pharmacy Open Meeting Internet Broadcast
01/25/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the State Board of Pharmacy.
S 15 - Huffines
Ad Valorem Tax Exemption
02/24/2017 - Scheduled for public hearing 2/28/2017.
Relates to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.
S 155 - Hinojosa
Cardiac Assessments for Athletic Activities
01/25/2017 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to cardiac assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.
S 158 - Hinojosa
Creation of Open Burn Pit Registry
01/25/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND BORDER SECURITY.
Relates to the creation of an open burn pit registry for certain service members and veterans.
S 163 - Rodriguez Jo
Child Health Care Plan Covered Benefits
01/25/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Provides that the child health plan must provide as covered benefits approved prescription contraceptive drugs or devices; provides that this subsection does not require coverage of any abortifacient that terminates a pregnancy; provides for contraceptive drugs or devices for an enrolled child younger than 18 years for primary and preventive reproductive health care only if the prescribing health care provider receives written consent from the enrolled child's parent, guardian or managing conservator.
S 196 - Garcia
Notification Requirement
01/25/2017 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to a notification requirement if a public school, including an open-enrollment charter school, does not have a nurse, school counselor, or librarian assigned to the school during all instructional hours.
S 205 - West
Supplemental Financial Assistance
01/25/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to eligibility for supplemental financial assistance provided to certain grandparents.
S 211 - Menendez
Foster Child Monetary Assistance
01/25/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the eligibility of a relative or other designated caregiver of a foster child for monetary assistance.
S 222 - Menendez
Gun Violence Awareness Month
01/25/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ADMINISTRATION.
Relates to designating June as Gun Violence Awareness Month.
S 224 - Watson
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute
01/25/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the sunset review date for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of the state and the time for awarding cancer research and prevention grants.
S 23 - Schwertner
Federal Electronic Verification of Employment
01/24/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.
S 239 - Campbell
Parental Viewing of Deceased Child
01/30/2017 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to a parent's right to view the body of a deceased child before an autopsy is performed.
S 240 - Creighton
Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
01/30/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND BORDER SECURITY.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead.
S 25 - Creighton
Wrongful Birth Cause of Action
02/24/2017 - Scheduled for public hearing 2/27/2017.
Relates to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.
S 269 - Menendez
Medical Cannabis Possession
01/30/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities; authorizes fees.
S 293 - Hinojosa
Proof for Medicaid Payment Holds
01/30/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the proof required to impose payment holds in certain cases of alleged fraud by Medicaid providers.
S 296 - Hinojosa
Violation of Federal Americans with Disabilities Act
01/30/2017 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the liability of the state for a violation of the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
S 299 - Burton
Veteran's Service Appointment of Associate Commissioner
01/30/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND BORDER SECURITY.
Relates to the appointment of an associate commissioner for veterans services at the Health and Human Services Commission.
S 336 - West
Organ Parts or Medically Implanted Devices
01/30/2017 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to the disposition of organs, organ parts, or medically implanted devices on completion of an autopsy.
S 344 - West
Authority of a Licensed Paramedic To Transport a Person
01/30/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the authority of a licensed paramedic to transport a person for emergency detention.
S 351 - Watson
Creation and Administration of a Disaster Recovery Fund
02/01/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to the creation and administration of a disaster recovery fund.
S 354 - Watson
Language Acquisition for Children Who are Deaf
02/01/2017 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to language acquisition for children less than eight years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing.
S 377 - Perry
Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience Program
02/01/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the State Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program.
S 378 - Perry
Conducting an Inquest
02/21/2017 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the persons authorized to conduct an inquest in certain counties.
S 382 - Burton
Donation of Unused Prescription Drugs
02/01/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to donation of unused prescription drugs; authorizes a fee.
S 39 - Zaffirini
Incapacitated and Physical Disability Guardianship
01/24/2017 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to guardianships for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated.
S 402 - Zaffirini
Disabilities Eligibility for Public Transportation
02/24/2017 - Meeting Cancelled.
Relates to notice provided to persons with disabilities regarding the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use certain public transportation services.
S 428 - Rodriguez Jo
Waiver of State Park Museum
02/06/2017 - To SENATE Committee on AGRICULTURE, WATER, AND RURAL AFFAIRS.
Relates to the waiver of state park, museum, and other state-operated facility entrance fees for persons with certain disabilities.
S 431 - Rodriguez Jo
Authority of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
02/06/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse to sign or issue certain documents.
S 433 - Rodriguez Jo
Prescribing and Ordering of Controlled Substances
02/06/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the prescribing and ordering of Schedule II controlled substances by certain advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants.
S 441 - Rodriguez Jo
Eligibility for Surviving Spouses of Disabled Veterans
02/06/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND BORDER SECURITY.
Relates to eligibility for surviving spouses of disabled veterans specialty license plates.
S 448 - Burton
Procedure for Canceling a Deferral
02/06/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to the procedure for canceling a deferral or abatement of collection of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of an elderly person.
S 472 - Lucio Ed
Employment Discrimination
02/06/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND BORDER SECURITY.
Relates to the prohibition of employment discrimination regarding military service members and military veterans.
S 479 - Burton
Informed Consent To Immunizations for Children
02/06/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to informed consent to immunizations for children.
S 51 - Zaffirini
Home Living Waiver Program Financial Eligibility
01/24/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to financial eligibility for the State home living waiver program.
S 512 - Rodriguez Jo
Form and Revocation of Medical Powers of Attorney
02/06/2017 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the form and revocation of medical Powers of attorney.
S 513 - Rodriguez Jo
Disposition of Remains and Anatomical Gifts
02/06/2017 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the disposition of remains and anatomical gifts.
S 52 - Zaffirini
Medicaid Telemonitoring Services Reimbursement
01/24/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the reimbursement of providers for the provision of certain home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.
S 53 - Zaffirini
Medical Assistance Program Eligibility
01/24/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.
S 530 - West
Authorization of Monetary Assistance
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the authorization of monetary assistance and support services for caregivers of children in parental child safety placements.
S 538 - Hinojosa
State and Local Responses to Drought
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on AGRICULTURE, WATER, AND RURAL AFFAIRS.
Relates to state and local planning for and responses to drought.
S 54 - Zaffirini
Immunization Registry Data
01/24/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.
S 544 - Lucio Ed
Required Training for Veterans County Service Officers
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND BORDER SECURITY.
Relates to required training for veterans county service officers and assistant veterans county service officers.
S 545 - Lucio Ed
Information Regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to information regarding autism spectrum disorders.
S 547 - Kolkhorst
Creation of Schedule for State Supported Living Center
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to creation of a schedule of support services a state supported living center may provide and procedures for establishing applicable fees for those services.
S 55 - Zaffirini
Patient Reported Outcomes Registry Study
01/24/2017 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to a study of the use of a patient reported outcomes registry in conjunction with health coverage for certain governmental employees.
S 552 - Kolkhorst
Health Benefit Plan Coverage of Hearing Aids
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals.
S 557 - Rodriguez Jo
Period for Filing a Claim for Reimbursement
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the period for filing a claim for reimbursement for certain ancillary services under the Medicaid program.
S 57 - Zaffirini
Officer Operation of Wireless Communication Device
01/24/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the use of a wireless communication device by a state officer or employee while operating a motor vehicle; provides an exception for law enforcement and emergency activities.
S 572 - Menendez
Declared Disaster Use of Postal Service Employees
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to a feasibility study and report by the State Division of Emergency Management regarding the use of United States Postal Service employees, resources, and assets during a declared disaster.
S 578 - Lucio Ed
Veteran Suicide Prevention Commission
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND BORDER SECURITY.
Relates to the creation by the State Veterans Commission of a veteran suicide prevention action plan.
S 579 - Taylor V
Use of Epinephrine Injectors on Private School Campuses
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on private school campuses and at or in transit to or from off-campus school events.
S 580 - Estes
Licensure or Certification of Volunteer Firefighters
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams.
S 584 - West
Guidelines for Prescribing Opioid Antagonists
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to guidelines for prescribing opioid antagonists.
S 585 - West
Opportunity of Societies To Present Information
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to the opportunity of certain patriotic societies to present information regarding the society to public school students during regular school hours.
S 586 - Perry
Distribution of Universal Service Funds
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural incumbent local exchange companies.
S 588 - Lucio Ed
Employers Who Have Veterans Employment Preference
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND BORDER SECURITY.
Relates to information regarding private employers who have veteran's employment preference policies.
S 591 - Lucio Ed
Community Outreach Campaign For Veterans Services
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND BORDER SECURITY.
Relates to a community outreach campaign to increase awareness of veterans benefits and services.
S 654 - Seliger
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
02/14/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the participation of an advanced practice registered nurse as a primary care or network provider for certain governmental and other health benefit plans.
S 673 - Miles
Notification Requirement
02/15/2017 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to a notification requirement if a public school campus or open-enrollment charter school does not have a nurse assigned to the campus during all instructional hours.
S 680 - Hancock
Health Benefit Plan Step Therapy Protocols
02/15/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to step therapy protocols required by a health benefit plan in connection with prescription drug coverage.
S 681 - Hancock
Licensing and Authority of Advanced Registered Nurses
02/15/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the licensing and authority of advanced practice registered nurses.
S 697 - Buckingham
Health Benefit Coverage for Prescription Drugs
02/15/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization.
S 717 - Taylor V
Reappraisal for Property Damaged in a Disaster
02/21/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to the reappraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of property damaged in a disaster.
S 725 - Miles
Authority of a School District To Donate Food
02/21/2017 - To SENATE Committee on AGRICULTURE, WATER, AND RURAL AFFAIRS.
Relates to the authority of a school district to donate food to a nonprofit organization to be served to students of the district.
S 755 - Menendez
Authority of a School District To Donate Food
02/22/2017 - To SENATE Committee on AGRICULTURE, WATER, AND RURAL AFFAIRS.
Relates to the authority of a school district to donate food to a nonprofit organization to be served to students of the district.
S 756 - Menendez
Required Coverage for Obesity Under Health Benefit Plan
02/22/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to required coverage for obesity under group health benefit plans.
S 757 - Menendez
Healthy Eating After School Programs
02/22/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to creating a voluntary program to recognize licensed before-school and after-school programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity.
S 766 - Huffines
Accounting for Costs Incurred by the Health Services
02/22/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to accounting for costs incurred by the health and human services system as a result of the presence in this state of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States.
S 773 - Uresti
Psychoactive Medication Judge Authority to Compel
02/22/2017 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to the authority of a judge to compel a criminal defendant who lacks capacity to take psychoactive medication.
S 784 - Hinojosa
Waiver of Certain Fees for an Assumed Name Certificate
02/22/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND BORDER SECURITY.
Relates to the waiver of certain fees for an assumed name certificate or a statement of abandonment of use of an assumed name filed by a military veteran.
S 790 - Miles
Continuation of the Women's Health Advisory Committee
02/22/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the continuation of the women's health advisory committee.
S 791 - Miles
Financial Abuse of Elderly Persons
02/22/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the financial abuse of elderly persons, including requiring financial institutions to report suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; provides a civil penalty; creates criminal offenses.
S 792 - Miles
Suspected Financial Elderly Abuse
02/22/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to requiring financial institutions to report the suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; provides a civil and criminal penalty.
S 794 - Miles
State Enterprise Fund Biennial Report of Grants
02/22/2017 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to the biennial report to the legislature on grants made to entities under the State Enterprise Fund.
S 805 - Lucio Ed
Duties of the Texas Women Veterans Program
02/22/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND BORDER SECURITY.
Relates to the duties of the State Women Veterans Program.
S 808 - Miles
Coverage for Maternal Depression
02/22/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to coverage for certain services related to maternal depression under the Medicaid and child health plan programs.
S 81 - Nelson
Cancer Prevention and Research Institution Operations
01/24/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the operations of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of the state.
S 817 - Watson
Mental Health Screening Under Health Steps Program
02/10/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to certain mental health screenings under the State Health Steps program.
S 827 - Seliger
Procedures for Asserting Claims
02/10/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to procedures for asserting claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act; provides a civil penalty.
S 831 - Rodriguez Jo
Prescribing and Ordering Authority of Nurses
02/10/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the prescribing and ordering authority of certain advanced practice registered nurses who are military veterans.
S 847 - Huffines
Abolishing the Regulation of for Profit Legal Service
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to abolishing the regulation of for-profit legal service contract companies.
S 85 - Hall
Verification of Employment Using E Verify Program
01/24/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the verification of employment authorization by state contractors and state grant recipients, including the use of the federal E-verify program, and to authorization for the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizes a fee.
S 850 - Huffines
Public and Private Students Mandatory Spinal Screening
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the mandatory spinal screening of public and private school students.
S 854 - Nelson
Purchase of Food and Beverages by Personnel
02/13/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the purchase of food and beverages by the State Division of Emergency Management for certain personnel.
S 879 - Uresti
Eligibility of Person to Serve as Designated Caregiver
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the eligibility of a person to serve as and receive monetary assistance for serving as a relative or other designated caregiver.
S 883 - Perry
Disclosure of Life Sustaining Treatment Policies
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the disclosure of life-sustaining treatment policies and to life-sustaining treatment for a patient under 18 years of age.
S 889 - Perry
Collecting and Reporting Certain Information
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to collecting and reporting certain information by the Department of Family and Protective Services relating to certain alcohol and controlled substance use.
S 890 - Kolkhorst
Medicaid Beds in Nursing Facilities
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to Medicaid Beds in nursing facilities.
S 892 - Perry
Protection of Rights Child Welfare Services Providers
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers.
S 894 - Buckingham
Health and Human Services Commissions Strategy
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the Health and Human Services Commission's strategy for managing audit resources, including procedures for auditing and collecting payments from Medicaid managed care organizations.
S 895 - Seliger
Transparency of Health Benefit Plans Information
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the transparency of certain information related to prescription drug coverage provided by certain health benefit plans.
S 908 - Creighton
Operation of Medical Supply Transport Vehicles
02/15/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the operation of medical supply transport vehicles during a declared state of disaster.
S 919 - Rodriguez Jo
Authority of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
02/15/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant to sign a death certificate or out-of-hospital do-not-resuscitate order.
S 922 - Buckingham
Medicaid Program Telehealth Services
02/15/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the reimbursement of certain providers under the Medicaid program for the provision of telehealth services.
S 924 - Perry
Informal Dispute Resolutions for Violations of Health
02/16/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to informal dispute resolutions for violations of health and safety standards at certain long-term care facilities.
S 932 - Schwertner
Licensing of Health and Human Services Commission
02/16/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the licensing of, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission's duties with respect to, and the administrative penalties for certain long-term care facilities.
S 934 - Schwertner
Health Care Liability Insurance for Long Term Facility
02/16/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to health care liability insurance for certain long-term care facilities.
S 943 - Taylor V
Limitations on the Rate of Growth of Appropriations
02/17/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to limitations on the rate of growth of appropriations.
S 97 - Hall
Ad Valorem Taxation Application Filing Deadline
01/24/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to the deadline for filing an application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
S 984 - Perry
Duties of a Sheriff
02/21/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to certain duties of a sheriff regarding a county jail prisoner's health benefits coverage information.
S 998 - West
Statute of Limitations for the Offense of Exploitation
02/21/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to the statute of limitations for the offense of exploitation of a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.
SCR 1 - Buckingham
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
02/01/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Calls on Congress to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
SCR 19 - Perry
State Workforce Commission
02/14/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Requests the State Workforce Commission to seek a TANF waiver that would allow TWC to partner with charitable organizations and community colleges for child care, education, and job training.
SCR 24 - Perry
United States Congress to Fund Medicaid
02/22/2017 - INTRODUCED.
Urges the United States Congress to continue joint federal-state funding of the state Medicaid while transferring administration of the program to the State Legislature.
SJR 21 - Taylor V
State Salary Constitutional Amendment
01/30/2017 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment providing that members of the legislature and the lieutenant governor will not receive a state salary or per diem during certain periods unless the legislature has passed the state's budget and that budget is certified by the comptroller.
SJR 23 - Creighton
Ad Valorem Exemption Constitutional Amendment
01/30/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND BORDER SECURITY.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the State Constitution.
SR 139 - Nichols
Proclaiming Calendar
02/06/2017 - Passed SENATE.
Proclaims February 6, 2017, as 9-1-1 Day.
SR 56 - Campbell
Recognition Resolution
02/01/2017 - Passed SENATE.
Recognizes February 3, 2017, as National Wear Red Day in the state.
 
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