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H 1 - Otto
General Appropriations Bill
04/15/2015 - SENATE concurred in HOUSE amendments.
Relates to General Appropriations Bill.
H 1008 - Davis Y
Unused Drugs and Public Hospitals
03/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the establishment by the Department of State Health Services of a program for the transfer of certain unused drugs to public hospitals.
H 1011 - Canales
Economic Stabilization Fund and Veteran Assistance
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to the fund for veterans' assistance for grants to improve the level of health services provided to certain veterans.
H 1021 - Farias
Allocation of Grants for Veterans Assistance
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
Relates to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance.
H 1028 - Farias
Charitable Organization Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the eligibility of a charitable organization that provides affordable housing for female veterans and their dependents for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by the organization.
H 1038 - Sheffield J
Hemophilia Medical Treatment Insurance Coverage
04/14/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to insurance coverage for hemophilia medical treatment.
H 1041 - Collier
Medicaid Reimbursement Disputes Judicial Review
04/16/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/20/2015.
Relates to administrative and judicial review of certain Medicaid reimbursement disputes.
H 1048 - Farias
Veterans Court Programs Participation Eligibility
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the administration of and eligibility for participation in veterans court programs; changes a fee.
H 1052 - Parker
Hydrocephalus Awareness Month Designation
04/14/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH: Reported favorably.
Relates to designating September as Hydrocephalus Awareness Month.
H 1056 - Rodriguez Ju
Toll Project Entities Discount Programs for Veterans
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to discount programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities.
H 1069 - Rodriguez E
Services for Persons Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
04/06/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to services for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and certification requirements for interpreters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; provides an administrative penalty; requires a fee and changing the rate of a fee; requires an occupational certification.
H 1071 - Zerwas
Palliative Care and Quality of Life Advisory Council
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the establishment of the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council.
H 1093 - Guillen
STAR Medicaid Managed Care Rate-setting Process
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to transparency in the STAR Medicaid managed care rate-setting process.
H 1097 - Johnson
Veteran Autopsy Reports Release
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the release of veteran autopsy reports to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1098 - Johnson
Opioid Antagonists Prescriptions for Overdose Treatment
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses.
H 1104 - Raymond
Family Violence Victims Competitive Bidding Requirement
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to exempting the procurement of services for victims of family violence from competitive bidding requirements.
H 1116 - Sheffield J
Social Workers Providing Health Care Services Liability
03/17/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations.
H 1138 - Israel
Medical Assistance Expansion Eligibility
03/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 115 - Dale
Purple Heart Medal
04/09/2015 - Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Relates to the criteria for awarding the Purple Heart Medal to members of the Armed Forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.
H 1158 - Lozano
Money Received by a Nonprofit Organization Use
03/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES.
Relates to the use of money received by a nonprofit organization to implement a supplemental environmental project.
H 116 - Martinez Fische
Medicaid Expansion
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to expanding eligibility for benefits under the Medicaid program; requires provision of medical assistance to all persons who apply for that assistance and for whom federal matching funds are available under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 1172 - Alvarado
Before-school and After-school Programs
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to creating a program to recognize before-school and after-school programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity.
H 1185 - Bell
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Authority
03/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse to sign or issue certain documents.
H 120 - Flynn
Emergency Management Personnel
04/15/2015 - Left pending in subcommittee.
Authorizes the use of funds for the purchase of food and beverages by the Division of Emergency Management for division personnel who are activated to provide services in response to a disaster and who are unable to leave or are required to remain at their assignment areas due to the disaster.
H 1229 - Anderson R
Waiver of Certain State Park Fees for U.S. Veterans
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a waiver of certain state park fees for United States veterans.
H 1231 - Fletcher
Membership of School District and Open Enrollment Chart
03/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the membership of school district and open-enrollment charter school concussion oversight teams.
H 126 - Fletcher
Parking Placards
03/10/2015 - Left pending in subcommittee.
Relates to parking placards for vehicles of persons with disabilities.
H 1260 - King S
Department of Aging and Disability Services
04/06/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to creation by rule of the Department of Aging and Disability Services of a schedule of support services a state supported living center may provide and the applicable fee for those services.
H 127 - McClendon
Specialty License Plates
02/25/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military medals.
H 1271 - Farias
Residence Homestead Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
03/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of a veteran or current member of the armed services of the United States while the veteran or current service member participates in a veterans court program.
H 1282 - Zerwas
Human Papillomavirus Associated Cancer Strategic Plan
03/30/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to a human papillomavirus-associated cancer strategic plan developed by the Department of State Health Services.
H 1286 - Simmons R
Injury to Child or Elderly Prosecution And Punishment
04/13/2015 - Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Relates to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.
H 1317 - Bohac
Van Only Parking Spaces for Persons with Disabilities
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/16/2015.
Relates to the designation of van-only parking spaces for use by persons with disabilities; creates an offense.
H 1319 - Zerwas
Use of Health Information Technology Criminal Offenses
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to use of health information technology in this state; creates a criminal offense.
H 1325 - Turner C
Texas B On Time Loan Program for Veterans and Students
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to the administration of the State B-On-time loan program to permit a portion of tuition set-asides to be used to fund tuition exemptions for veterans and other student financial assistance.
H 1328 - Turner C
Credit Against the Ad Valorem Taxes Imposed
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on certain real property used to provide housing to certain persons with disabilities.
H 1329 - Naishtat
Payment of Costs Incurred by Person with Mental Illness
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the payment of costs incurred by the involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness.
H 1330 - Naishtat
Involuntary Payment of Costs by Mental Illness Persons
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the payment of costs incurred by the involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness.
H 1337 - Naishtat
Assisted Living Facilities Guardianship Orders
04/16/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/20/2015.
Relates to requiring institutions and assisted living facilities to maintain guardianship orders of residents.
H 1338 - Naishtat
Training for Peace Officers and First Responders
03/19/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to training for peace officers and first responders on acquired and traumatic brain injuries.
H 1339 - Gutierrez
Child Health Plan Program Coverage Waiting Period
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to the required waiting period for coverage under the child health plan program.
H 1362 - Shaheen
Local Option Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
03/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to indigent residents of the county.
H 1367 - Pena
Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Causes of Action
03/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to eliminating the wrongful birth and wrongful life causes of action.
H 137 - Stickland
Appropriations for Peace Officer Organizations
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to grants of appropriated money to certain peace officer organizations; includes an association, group, union, lodge, local, or other organization, whether incorporated or unincorporated, in which peace officers participate and that exists wholly or partly to deal with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages and rates of pay, hours of employment, and conditions of work.
H 1371 - Dutton
Office of Consumer Affairs for Children in Foster Care
03/31/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to certain functions of the office of consumer affairs in the Health and Human Services Commission; relates to developing statewide procedures in order to receive inquiries and complaints relating to the department; requires review of complaints and inquiries filed with the office relating to the department; establishes a secure form of communication with any individual who files a complaint with the office; relates to a child in the conservatorship of the department.
H 1388 - Bohac
Diseases or Illnesses Suffered By Firefighters
04/07/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY: Reported favorably with substitute.
Relates to certain diseases or illnesses suffered by firefighters and emergency medical technicians.
H 1393 - Turner Sy
Home and Community-based Services Program Establishment
04/16/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/20/2015.
Relates to the establishment of a home and community-based services program under the Medicaid program for certain persons with severe and persistent mental illness.
H 140 - Menendez
Drivers Licenses and Personal Identification
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to driver's licenses and personal identification certificates issued to veterans; reduces certain fees.
H 1412 - Blanco
Veterans Assistance Lottery Game Marketing
03/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on LICENSING AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.
Relates to the marketing and advertising of the veterans' assistance lottery game.
H 1428 - Raymond
Housing Funds Set Aside for Persons With Disabilities
04/14/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on URBAN AFFAIRS: Reported favorably with substitute.
Relates to the administration of housing funds set aside for persons with disabilities through the homebuyer assistance program.
H 1429 - King S
Grant Program to Support Mental Health for Veterans
03/18/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans with mental illness.
H 1430 - King S
Public Services Endorsement on School Diploma
04/15/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the inclusion of mental health in the public services endorsement on a public school diploma and in information about health science career pathways.
H 1433 - Smithee
Prompt Payment of Health Care Claims
03/17/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to prompt payment of health care claims, including payment for immunizations, vaccines, and serums.
H 144 - Menendez
Public Benefits and Individuals from County Jail
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the continuation of certain public benefits, including medical assistance, for individuals after release from confinement in a county jail; relates to notification by the sheriff to the Health and Human Services Commission.
H 1456 - Guillen
Medicaid Billing for Services of Substitute Dentists
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to Medicaid billing for the services of substitute dentists.
H 1457 - Blanco
State Agency Employee Designation as Veterans Liaison
03/18/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veteran's liaison.
H 1463 - Raymond
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
04/14/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the procedure for cancelling an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of an individual who is 65 years of age or Older.
H 1473 - Bell
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Authority
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse and a physician assistant to sign or issue certain documents.
H 1484 - Blanco
Veteran Entrepreneur Program Regional Coordinators
04/09/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to regional coordinators within the veteran entrepreneur program.
H 1487 - Thompson E
University Health Sciences Revenue Bond for Funding
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a health sciences and classroom building at the Pearland campus of the University of Houston--Clear Lake.
H 1519 - Turner Sy
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
03/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
H 1541 - Burkett
Medical Assistance Program Services
04/13/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program.
H 1550 - Zerwas
Administration of Epinephrine By Pharmacists
04/14/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH: Reported favorably with substitute.
Relates to the administration of epinephrine by pharmacists.
H 1553 - Shaheen
Political Subdivisions E-verify Participation
03/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to requiring political subdivisions to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program or E-verify.
H 1557 - Alonzo
Disaster Field Response Region Search & Rescue
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to creation of a search and rescue task force in each disaster field response region.
H 1559 - Parker
Public School Internet Website Information
03/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to public school Internet website information concerning local programs and services available to assist homeless students.
H 1561 - Schaefer
Exemption From Security Licensure
03/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to the exemption from certain security licensure of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at a private primary or secondary school, a church or religious organization, or the meeting of certain nonprofit organizations.
H 1584 - Farias
Voluntary Donation to Fund for Veterans Assistance
04/10/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to a voluntary donation to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a hunting or fishing license.
H 1592 - Frank
Legislative Budget Board State Budgets Comparisons
04/08/2015 - Left pending in subcommittee.
Relates to comparisons of state budgets made by the Legislative Budget Board.
H 1617 - Paddie
Department of Public Safety Real Property Transactions
04/14/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar.
Relates to authorizing certain real property transactions involving the Department of Public Safety of the state.
H 1620 - Galindo
Prohibition of Employment Discrimination
03/09/2015 - 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 1621 - Bonnen G
Adverse Determination By Utilization Review Agents
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to notice and appeal of an adverse determination by utilization review agents.
H 1623 - Laubenberg
Provider Reimbursement Under Medicaid Program
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the reimbursement of providers for the provision of certain home telemonitoring services under the Medicaid program.
H 1648 - White M
Voluntary and Informed Consent to an Abortion
03/09/2015 - 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 1661 - Guerra
Medicaid Billing for the Service of Substitute Dentists
04/14/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH: Reported favorably.
Relates to Medicaid billing for the service of substitute dentists.
H 1666 - Bonnen D
Damages from Emergency Response Training Exercise
03/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the liability of certain persons for damages arising from training exercises to prepare the persons to respond to certain emergencies.
H 1676 - Aycock
Public and Open-enrollment Charter School Campuses
03/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to authority of public and open-enrollment charter school campuses to maintain a supply of and administer anaphylaxis medicine.
H 1678 - Raymond
Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities
04/09/2015 - Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Relates to the continuation and functions of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.
H 168 - Larson
Parking for Distinguished Flying Cross Medal Recipients
04/10/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar.
Relates to privileged parking for Distinguished Flying Cross medal recipients.
H 1680 - Raymond
Health Services Authority Continuation and Functions
04/14/2015 - Postponed.
Relates to the continuation and functions of the State Health Services Authority as a quasi-governmental entity and the electronic exchange of health care information.
H 1685 - Hughes
Satisfaction of a Condition of Community Supervision
04/09/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the satisfaction of a condition of community supervision requiring performance of community service.
H 1702 - Blanco
Elimination of the Fee for Gold Star Specialty Plate
03/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the elimination of the fee for the Gold Star mother, father, spouse, or family member specialty license plate.
H 1705 - Rodriguez E
Facilities of School for the Blind Management Services
03/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to management services for the physical facilities of the State School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the State School for the Deaf.
H 1721 - Koop
Parking in Spaces for Persons With Disabilities
03/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the criminal and civil prosecution of certain offenses involving parking in a space designated for persons with disabilities.
H 1729 - Pena
Persons Employed as Nurses By Public School Districts
03/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the qualifications of persons employed as nurses by public school districts.
H 1739 - Moody J
Personal Needs Allowance for Medicaid Recipients
03/12/2015 - 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 1740 - Thompson S
Administration of Rabies Vaccine
04/14/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on URBAN AFFAIRS: Reported favorably.
Relates to the administration of rabies vaccine under a local rabies control program.
H 175 - Miller R
Veterans Recovery Program and Hyperbaric Oxygen
04/14/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH: Reported favorably with substitute.
Relates to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
H 1762 - Otto
Creation of a Health Care Advocacy Program for Veterans
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the creation of a health care advocacy program for veterans.
H 1769 - Zerwas
Assisted Living Facility License Applicant Inspections
04/15/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar.
Relates to requirements for assisted living facility license applicants.
H 177 - Zedler
Research Collection and Use of Adult Stem Cells
03/24/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the research, collection, and use of adult stem cells; relates to the Texas Adult Stem Cell Research Consortium; provides for research coordinating board membership; relates to the Texas Trade Association and conflicts of interest; regulates lobbying; provides for funding.
H 1770 - Hunter T
Pharmacists, Pharmacies and Pharmaceutical Care Access
03/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to access to pharmacists, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical care under certain health benefit plans.
H 1775 - Hunter T
Allowable Cost Lists Use Related to Pharmacy Benefits
03/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to the use of maximum allowable cost lists related to pharmacy benefits.
H 1779 - Murr
Physicians Patient Information Confidentiality
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the confidentiality of a physician's patient information in certain judicial proceedings.
H 179 - Zedler
Complaints against Physicians
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the investigation and resolution of complaints filed against physicians; requires physician notification of specific allegations; prohibits addition of charges or an alleged violation from a different investigation to the complaint or case unless the board has attempted to resolve the additional charge or alleged violation through an informal proceeding.
H 180 - Zedler
Information Confidentiality and Review Agents
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the confidentiality of information following the completion of a review conducted by a utilization review agent or an independent review organization; provides that a party to the reviewed medical dispute is entitled to the name and professional qualifications of any doctor or other health care practitioner used to perform the independent review; relates to patient data.
H 1820 - Naishtat
Prescription Drug Misuse Awareness in Public Schools
03/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to a prescription drug misuse awareness component of the health curriculum used in public schools.
H 183 - Dale
Federal Electronic Verification of Employment
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.
H 1849 - King S
Occupational Licenses for Military Members
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
Relates to occupational licenses for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.
H 185 - Zedler
Health Benefit Plan Issuer and Prescription Drug Refill
03/11/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to benefits for a refill of a prescription drug by a health benefit plan issuer; relates to payment for refills; provides that a health benefit plan issuer may not deny benefits for a refill, regardless of whether the refill is early, of a prescription drug that is covered under the plan and for which benefits have previously been paid under the plan if the quantity limit, if applicable, for the drug has not been exceeded after the refill.
H 1873 - Naishtat
Self-directed Mental Health Services Pilot Project
04/13/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a pilot project to evaluate the use of self-directed mental health services in the integrated Medicaid managed care system.
H 1874 - Zerwas
Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the establishment of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council.
H 1878 - Laubenberg
Reimbursement of Providers Under the Medicaid Program
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the reimbursement of providers under the Medicaid program for the provision of telemedicine medical services in a school-based setting.
H 1885 - Bell
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Authority
03/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the scope of practice of and the prescribing and ordering authority of advanced practice registered nurses.
H 1887 - Munoz
Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence
04/14/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY: Reported favorably.
Relates to the establishment of a regional center for public safety excellence in the Rio Grande Valley.
H 19 - King S
Mental Health and Preventive Services
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to mental health and preventive services programs for veterans' and military families.
H 1938 - Coleman
Public School Campus Nurse Notification Requirement
03/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC 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.
H 194 - Price
Gold Star Mothers Recognition Day
04/09/2015 - Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Relates to creating a recognition day in honor of Gold Star Mothers.
H 1942 - Simmons R
Order Authority Allowing Minors Abortion Consent
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to judicial authority to issue orders allowing minors to consent to abortions and disclosure of that authority.
H 1945 - Bonnen G
Provision of Direct Primary Care
04/15/2015 - Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Relates to the provision of direct primary care; relates to fees charged by a physician to a patient or a patient's designee for primary medical care services provided by the physician to the patient; relates to the patient's legal representative or guardian's employer; relates to professional limited liability companies owned entirely by an individual licensed under this subtitle; relates to promoting and maintaining mental and physical health and wellness; relates to preventing disease.
H 1952 - Springer
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute Awarded Grants
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to grants awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of the state.
H 1956 - McClendon
University of Texas Health Science Center Revenue Bond
03/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
H 1958 - Canales
Eligibility for Participation in Veterans Court Program
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to eligibility for participation in veterans court programs.
H 1960 - Canales
Veterans Automatic Expunction of Arrest Records & Files
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the automatic expunction of arrest records and Files for certain veterans and the waiver of fees and costs charged for the expunction.
H 197 - Price
Higher Education Institution Mental Health Resources
04/09/2015 - Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Relates to requiring a public institution of higher education to post information regarding mental health resources on the institution's Internet website.
H 1970 - Martinez
Establishment of the Disaster Identification System
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the establishment of the disaster identification system for a state of disaster.
H 1985 - Capriglione
Use of High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes By Motor Vehicles
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the use of high occupancy vehicle lanes by motor vehicles displaying license plates issued to veterans with disabilities.
H 1989 - Burkett
Council on Purchasing From People With Disabilities
03/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the abolishment of the State Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller of public accounts.
H 1995 - Deshotel
Modify Authority of Ad Valorem Tax Abatement Agreement
03/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the authority to modify an ad valorem tax abatement agreement to extend the abatement period if a disaster prevents the property owner from complying with the agreement.
H 1997 - Paddie
Requiring Direct Access to 9-1-1 Service
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to requiring direct access to 9-1-1 service from certain telephone systems and Internet Protocol services.
H 2 - Otto
Supplemental Appropriations
04/08/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations; relates to the unencumbered appropriations from the general revenue fund to the Public Finance Authority; relates to appropriation reduction; relates to family and protective services; relates to Health and Human services Commission; relates to Medicaid health insurance providers; relates to the Insurance Operating Fund Account.
H 2004 - Darby
Emergency Telemedicine Medical Services Pilot Project
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a pilot project to provide emergency telemedicine medical services in rural areas.
H 2012 - Sheets
Application and Examination Fees for Military Members
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
Relates to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.
H 2015 - Sheets
Employment Termination for Falsification
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to employment termination for falsification of military record in obtaining employment or employment benefits.
H 2043 - Sheets
Local Option Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.
H 2055 - Davis S
Tropical Diseases Sentinel Surveillance Program
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the establishment of a sentinel surveillance program for emerging and neglected tropical diseases.
H 2075 - Button
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Tax Exemption
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
H 2079 - Thompson S
Postpartum Depression Awareness Month
04/14/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH: Reported favorably.
Relates to the designation of May as Postpartum Depression Awareness Month.
H 2082 - Laubenberg
Telemedicine Medical Services to Children Pilot Program
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to developing a pilot program to provide telemedicine medical services to certain children.
H 2084 - Munoz
STAR Medicaid Managed Care Rate-setting process
04/15/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to transparency in the star Medicaid managed care rate-setting process.
H 21 - Kacal
Patients With Terminal Illnesses Drug Access
04/15/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar.
Relates to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.
H 2102 - Murr
Mental Health Service Patient Medication Administration
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the appeal of an order authorizing the administration of medication to a patient receiving court-ordered inpatient mental health services.
H 2111 - Sheets
Veteran-owned Business Franchise Tax and Filing Fee
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state.
H 2119 - Lozano
Charitable Organizations
04/15/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to charitable organizations, including charitable organizations that may conduct prescribed burning.
H 212 - Rose
Children Immunization Consent
03/18/2015 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to consent to the immunization of certain children.
H 2130 - Klick
Access to a Deceased Persons Mental Health Information
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to access to a deceased person's mental health information.
H 2131 - Davis S
Designation of Centers of Excellence for Fetal Care
04/14/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH: Reported favorably with substitute.
Relates to the designation of centers of excellence for fetal care and healthy outcomes in this state.
H 2133 - Raymond
Diabetes Treatment Supplies Health Benefit Coverage
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to health benefit plan coverage for certain equipment and supplies associated with diabetes treatment.
H 2141 - King S
Coordinating Council for Veterans Services Workgroups
03/18/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the coordinating workgroups of the State Coordinating Council for Veterans Services.
H 2146 - Raymond
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Deadline
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the deadline for filing an application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
H 2149 - Alvarado
Opioid Antagonists Prescription Administration
03/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses, training about opioid antagonists and drug overdoses, and grants for related programs.
H 215 - Harless
Elderly Residents Fee Waived for Fishing License
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to waiving the fee for a fishing license for residents of this state who are at least 65 years of age.
H 2171 - Sheffield J
Information Maintained in the Immunization Registry
04/14/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to information maintained in the immunization registry with the consent of an individual after the individual becomes an adult.
H 2172 - Smithee
Coverage of Telehealth or Telemedicine Medical Services
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to coverage of telehealth services or telemedicine medical services under health benefit plans.
H 2178 - Keffer J
Waiving Parks & Wildlife Department Fee for Veterans
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to waiving a Parks and Wildlife Department fee for certain veterans and other military personnel taking the hunter education course.
H 2186 - Cook B
School District Educators Suicide Prevention Training
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to suicide prevention training for certain educators and other employees of a school district.
H 2218 - Coleman
Instruction Regarding Mental Health and Substance Abuse
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to instruction regarding mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide in educator training programs.
H 2249 - Miller D
Emergency Response Districts Powers and Duties
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS.
Relates to the creation, Powers and duties, and administration of emergency response districts; provides authority to impose taxes and issue bonds.
H 2250 - Coleman
Telemedicine Medical Services & Telehealth Services
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the delivery of telemedicine medical services and telehealth services.
H 2260 - Otto
Claiming an Exemption From Ad Valorem Tax Procedure
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran's organization.
H 2270 - Munoz
Medicaid Eligibility Expansion
03/17/2015 - 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 2271 - Sheffield J
Prescription Drug Donation Program
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the prescription drug donation program; authorizes fees.
H 2304 - Price
Functions of the Health and Human Services Commission
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state.
H 2313 - Bohac
Vending Machine Items Sales and Use Tax Exemptions
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to an exemption from the sales and use tax for items sold through a vending machine operated by certain nonprofit organizations.
H 2333 - Raymond
Business Entities Automated External Defibrillator Use
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the duty of business entities to use an automated external defibrillator.
H 2340 - Sheffield J
Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers Regulation
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to regulation of prescribed pediatric extended care centers; amends a provision subject to a criminal penalty.
H 2351 - Harless
Advance Directive Review Policies
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to conflicts of interest and discrimination policies for an ethics or medical committee review of an advance directive.
H 2353 - Davis S
Creation of Saint George Place Management District
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS.
Relates to the creation of Saint George Place Management District; provides authority to issue bonds; provides authority to impose assessments.
H 2358 - Lucio E
Businesses and Employees Entering State Tax & Licensing
04/15/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the exemption from certain registration and licensing requirements and taxes for certain businesses and employees who enter this state in response to a disaster or emergency.
H 236 - Krause
Fiscal Risk Management Commission
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the creation of the Fiscal Risk Management Commission.
H 2365 - Murphy
College Work-study Program Employment Positions
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to the requirements for employment positions provided through the State college work-study program.
H 237 - Springer
Volunteer Firefighters Licensure or Certification
02/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on LICENSING AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.
Relates to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams; prohibits a state agency from requiring a volunteer firefighter to obtain a license or certification in order to volunteer as a firefighter or from requiring a member of an industrial emergency response team to obtain a license or certification in order to be a member of such team.
H 2376 - Turner Sy
Creation and Administration of a Disaster Recovery Fund
03/24/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the creation and administration of a disaster recovery fund.
H 2379 - Bohac
First Responders Providing Roadside Assistance
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the liability of first responders who provide roadside assistance.
H 2390 - Bohac
Civil Liability From Employee Wellness Program
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to civil liability arising from an employee wellness program.
H 240 - Thompson S
Specialty License Plates Issuance
03/18/2015 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military medals.
H 2402 - Howard D
Higher Education Coordinating Board Study and Report
04/10/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to a study and report by the State Higher Education Coordinating Board on the feasibility of providing off-campus employment positions through the State college work-study program.
H 2416 - Blanco
Financial Impact Report of Undocumented Immigrants
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to an annual report on the financial impact of undocumented immigrants on the state budget and economy.
H 242 - Lucio E
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran who has been honorably discharged.
H 2422 - Bohac
School District Brain Assessment Platform Acquisition
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the acquisition and use by a school district of an electroencephalogram brain assessment platform to monitor concussions in student athletes.
H 2423 - Anderson R
Higher Education Coordinating Board Study & Report
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to a study and report by the State Higher Education Coordinating Board on the feasibility of providing off-campus employment positions through the State college work-study program.
H 2453 - Miller R
Foundation School Program for Students with Dyslexia
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to an allotment under the foundation school program for students with dyslexia or related disorders.
H 246 - Martinez Fische
Creating Jobs for Veterans Franchise Tax Credits
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to franchise tax credits for creating quality jobs for veterans.
H 2467 - King P
Exclusion From Tax Base of Federal Fees on Insurers
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the exclusion from the premium and maintenance tax base of federal fees imposed on insurers and other providers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and recouped from policyholders, whether separately stated or through rates charged for health care coverage.
H 2476 - Guerra
Health Care Funding Districts State-Mexico Border
04/14/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the repeal of the statutory provision regarding the abolishment of health care funding districts in certain counties located on the State-Mexico border.
H 2479 - Guerra
Pharmacy Services Administrative Organizations
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
Relates to the authority and rights of pharmacy services administrative organizations to conduct the business of independent pharmacies with respect to certain pharmacy benefits.
H 2495 - Martinez
Citrus Pest and Disease Management
04/14/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to citrus pest and disease management.
H 2506 - Parker
Tangible Personal Property Sales & Use Tax Exemption
04/09/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Reported favorably with substitute.
Relates to an exemption for certain tangible personal property related to medical data centers from the sales and use tax.
H 2513 - Kacal
9-1-1 System Automatic Location Identification
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the provision of automatic location identification and automatic tier two facility identification as part of the 9-1-1 system.
H 252 - White
Sexual Offenses in Disaster Area Punishment
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to the punishment of certain sexual offenses committed in a disaster area or an evacuated area.
H 2537 - Vo
Employees Right to Leave to Care for a Sibling
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY.
Relates to an employee's right to leave to care for a sibling with a serious health condition.
H 2541 - Zerwas
Health Benefit Plan Coverage of Treatments
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to health benefit plan coverage of certain treatments for enrollees diagnosed with a terminal illness; authorizes administrative and civil penalties.
H 2542 - Gonzales L
Qualified Achieve a Better Life Experience Program
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the establishment and administration of the qualified Achieve a Better Life Experience program; grants authority to impose a fee.
H 255 - Guerra
Pharmacy Benefit Claims Adjudication Fees
03/30/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to certain fees charged for the adjudication of pharmacy benefit claims.
H 2557 - Zerwas
Hospital District Charitable Organization Status
04/13/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on COUNTY AFFAIRS: Reported favorably with substitute.
Relates to the status of a charitable organization formed by a hospital district.
H 2588 - Naishtat
Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Facilities Disclosures
04/16/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/20/2015.
Relates to disclosures by nursing homes and assisted living facilities regarding certification or classification to provide specialized care, treatment, or personal care services to residents with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders; adds requirements for an occupational license.
H 2602 - Coleman
Physician Assistants Prescribing Controlled Substances
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the prescribing and ordering of Schedule II controlled substances by certain advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants.
H 2605 - Aycock
Issuance of Gold Star Family Member Specialty Plates
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the issuance of Gold Star family member specialty license plates; eliminates a fee.
H 2615 - Dutton
Department of Family and Protective Services
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUVENILE JUSTICE AND FAMILY ISSUES.
Relates to the office of independent ombudsman for the Department of Family and Protective Services.
H 2618 - Munoz
Regulation of Third Party Administrators
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
Relates to the regulation of third-party administrators, including pharmacy benefit managers; expands the requirement of a certificate of authority to engage in an occupation; adds provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
H 2638 - Raymond
Reimbursement for Technology Equipment Providers
03/26/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 3/30/2015.
Relates to reimbursement for complex rehabilitation technology equipment providers under the medical assistance program.
H 2641 - Zerwas
Exchange of Electronic Health Information
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the exchange of electronic health information in this state.
H 2646 - Giddings
Communicable Disease Information Disclosure
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the disclosure of information regarding communicable diseases to first responders and certain entities.
H 2648 - Moody J
Progressive Sanctions for Providers of Services
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to progressive sanctions for providers of home and community-based services.
H 2649 - Moody J
Video Recording Requirement in Service Facilities
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to requiring video recording in certain home and community-based services provider facilities.
H 2655 - Frank
Day Care Assistance and Study Requirement
04/16/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/20/2015.
Relates to day care assistance and to requiring the Department of Family and Protective Services to study the effectiveness of the relative and other designated caregiver program.
H 2656 - Raymond
Department of Family and Protective Services Authority
04/13/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the authority of the Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate abuse, neglect, or exploitation of individuals receiving services from certain providers.
H 2683 - Miller R
Transfer Regulations of Licensed Dyslexia Practitioners
04/13/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the transfer of the regulation of licensed dyslexia practitioners and licensed dyslexia therapists to the State Department of Licensing and Regulation.
H 2690 - Johnson
Overdose Death Prevention
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the prevention of overdose deaths by providing a defense for prosecution for certain offenses involving the delivery or possession of controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for certain persons who seek medical attention for a suspected opioid overdose, and the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses.
H 2697 - Galindo
Continuing Care Facilities
04/16/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/20/2015.
Relates to services provided by continuing care facilities.
H 2699 - Raymond
Department of Aging and Disability Services
03/23/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the functions and operations of the Department of Aging and Disability Services; increases penalties.
H 2749 - Coleman
Coverage of Certain Serious Eating Disorders
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to coverage of certain eating disorders as serious mental illnesses under certain group health benefit plans.
H 2752 - Zerwas
Chronic Respiratory Disease State Strategic Plan
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to a chronic respiratory disease state strategic plan developed by the Department of State Health Services.
H 2756 - Burkett
Voluntary Contributions to Special Olympics State Fund
04/16/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing in subcommittee 04/20/2015.
Relates to making a voluntary contribution to the Special Olympics State fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration.
H 2759 - Paddie
Construction Requirement Exemptions
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on LICENSING AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.
Relates to the exemption from certain construction requirements for volunteer fire departments in certain counties.
H 2761 - Parker
Awarding of Contracts of the Veterans Land Board
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the awarding of certain contracts of the Veterans' Land Board to veteran-owned businesses.
H 2770 - Martinez
Emergency Response Employees or Volunteers and Others
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to emergency response employees or volunteers and others exposed or potentially exposed to certain diseases or parasites.
H 2771 - Martinez
Employment Activities of Emergency Response Personnel
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to employment activities of certain emergency response personnel for purposes of the State Workers' Compensation Act.
H 2773 - Martinez
Reimbursement for Ambulance Services
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to reimbursement for ambulance services provided to persons enrolled in the Medicaid managed care program.
H 2782 - Sheffield J
Establishment of a Health Benefit Exchange
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to prohibiting the establishment of a health benefit exchange for purposes of certain federal law.
H 2787 - Springer
Authorization to Secure with Wheelchair Safety Belts
04/13/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to authorization for certain health care facilities to secure residents with wheelchair safety belts.
H 2789 - Raymond
Trauma Informed Care Training for Certain Employees
04/15/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to trauma-informed care training for certain employees of state supported living centers and intermediate care facilities.
H 2791 - Lucio E
Medicaid Billing for Services of Substitute Dentists
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to Medicaid billing for the services of substitute dentists.
H 2827 - Phillips
Definition of Homeland Security Activity
04/15/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the definition of homeland security activity for emergency management purposes.
H 2835 - King S
Certain Persons with Special Health Needs
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the name of the program serving certain persons with special health care needs and prioritizing services provided under the program.
H 2847 - Crownover
Policies and Training Regarding the Use of Epinephrine
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to policies and training regarding the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools; provides immunity.
H 2848 - Crownover
Annual Constitutional Appropriation
04/15/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar.
Relates to the amount and allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.
H 2857 - Martinez
Parking Privileges for People With Disabilities
03/31/2015 - Left pending in subcommittee.
Relates to parking privileges for people with disabilities; authorizes a fee; amends dismissal procedures for a criminal offense.
H 286 - Canales
Disabled Veterans Delinquent Ad Valorem Taxes
03/24/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to collection costs that may be imposed in connection with certain delinquent ad valorem taxes owed by disabled veterans.
H 2872 - King S
Period for Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
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 2908 - Parker
Access for Patients with Terminal Illnesses
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses or severe chronic diseases to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.
H 2911 - Stephenson
Statewide Emergency Communications Establishments
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to establishment of statewide and local emergency communications grant programs and financing of state emergency communications.
H 2914 - Alvarado
Ad Valorem Taxation of Property Exemption
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain charitable organizations that provide affordable housing to low-income veterans and their dependents.
H 2921 - Paul
Authorize of Recreation and Wellness Facility Fee
04/07/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to authorizing a recreation and wellness facility fee at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
H 2924 - Landgraf
Information Regarding Down Syndrome
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
Relates to information regarding Down syndrome.
H 2935 - Sheffield J
Use of a Patient Reported Outcomes Registry Study
04/15/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to a study of the use of a patient-reported outcomes registry in conjunction with health coverage for certain governmental employees.
H 2936 - Sheffield J
Pilot Program for Unused Prescription Medications
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to a pilot program for donation and redistribution of certain unused prescription medications; authorizes a fee.
H 2949 - Klick
Advance Directives Including Do Not Resuscitate Orders
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to advance directives, including do-not-resuscitate orders; creates a criminal offense.
H 2951 - Klick
Supported Living Center Realignment Commission
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the creation of the State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission.
H 2952 - Klick
Donation of Unused Prescription Drugs
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to donation of unused prescription drugs.
H 2954 - Klick
Electronic Financial Record Matching Program
04/08/2015 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to an electronic financial record matching program to verify the assets of certain applicants and recipients under the medical assistance program.
H 2959 - Zerwas
Medicaid Interception of Certain Insurance Payments
04/08/2015 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to Medicaid interception of certain insurance payments.
H 2979 - Anderson R
Hearing Aids Health Benefit Plan Coverage
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids for certain individuals.
H 2984 - Hughes
Advance Directives Health Care or Treatment Decisions
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to advance directives or health care or treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients.
H 2996 - Guillen
Veterans Employment Preference
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ECONOMIC and SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference.
H 2998 - Rodriguez Ju
Uniform Adult Guardianship & Protective Proceedings
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to adoption of the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act.
H 3008 - Simmons R
Eliminating the Wrongful Birth Cause of Action
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.
H 3010 - Simmons R
Ownership Interests of Persons With Disabilities
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
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 3021 - Guerra
Department of Public Safety Tactical Training Center
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to the establishment of a tactical training center in Hidalgo County by the Department of Public Safety.
H 3022 - Guerra
Continuing Care Facilities Construction or Development
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the construction or development of certain continuing care facilities.
H 3025 - Farney
Prescription Drug Synchronization Health Benefits
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization.
H 3028 - Frullo
Discount Drug Card Program Operators Regulation
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to regulation of discount drug card program operators; authorizes administrative and civil penalties; authorizes fees; expands a registration requirement.
H 3035 - Martinez
Study on Savings to State By Medicaid Expansion Care
04/08/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to a study on the savings to the state achieved by the expansion of Medicaid managed care in regards to the provision of prescription drugs and other pharmacy benefits.
H 3036 - Martinez
Study on Savings to State By Medicaid Expansion Care
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to a study on the savings to the state achieved by the expansion of Medicaid managed care in regards to the number of persons served and the scope of services provided.
H 306 - White
Public Benefits to Persons not Lawfully Present
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the provision of certain public benefits and services to persons not lawfully present in the United States and reimbursement from the federal government for those benefits and services; relates to public education, health care assistance and medical assistance.
H 307 - White
Criminal Justice Programs and Services
04/06/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to a study on the feasibility and potential costs and benefits of implementing a pay-for-performance contract program for certain criminal justice programs and services.
H 3074 - Springer
Provision of Life Sustaining Treatment
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
Relates to the provision of artificially administered nutrition and hydration and life-sustaining treatment.
H 3078 - Darby
Committee for Pre-nursing Curriculum Recommendation
04/15/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION: Reported favorably with substitute.
Relates to the creation of an advisory committee to recommend a uniform pre-nursing curriculum for undergraduate professional nursing programs offered by public institutions of higher education.
H 3088 - Alvarado
Commission on Environmental Quality Permits
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION.
Relates to applications for permits issued by the State Commission on Environmental Quality for certain new or expanded facilities in certain low-income and minority communities.
H 309 - White
Juvenile Justice Programs and Services Program
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CORRECTIONS.
Relates to a study on the feasibility and potential costs and benefits of implementing a pay-for-performance contract program for certain juvenile justice programs and services.
H 3092 - Rose
Department of Personnel Risk Assessment Criteria
04/13/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES: Reported favorably with substitute.
Relates to developing and maintaining risk assessment criteria for use by department personnel in determining whether an elderly or disabled person is in imminent risk of abuse.
H 3095 - Thompson S
Durable Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to durable Powers of attorney and advance directives; affects Laws subject to criminal penalties.
H 3096 - Raymond
Establishing a Veterans Cemetery in Webb County
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
Relates to establishing a veterans cemetery in Webb County.
H 3115 - Coleman
Coverage for Services Relating to Postpartum Depression
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to coverage for certain services relating to postpartum depression under the medical assistance and chip perinatal programs.
H 3124 - Schofield
Voting Stations Use Access to Persons With Disabilities
04/16/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/20/2015.
Relates to the use of voting stations accessible to persons with disabilities in certain elections.
H 3146 - Lozano
Health Care Providers
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to a legislative finding that pharmacists are health care providers.
H 3155 - Sheffield J
Insurance Coverage for Hemophilia Medical Treatment
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to insurance coverage for hemophilia medical treatment.
H 3173 - Schaefer
Open-Enrollment Charter Schools
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to renewal, expiration, or revocation of charters of and evaluation of performance of open-enrollment charter schools providing education within a residential treatment facility.
H 3183 - Naishtat
Do Not Resuscitate Orders
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
Relates to an advance directive and do-not-resuscitate order of a pregnant patient.
H 3185 - Raney
Creation of County Health Care Funding Districts
04/15/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the creation of county health care funding districts in certain counties.
H 3195 - Bernal
Health Care Pilot Program for Low Income Individuals
03/31/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the establishment of a health care pilot program for low-income individuals.
H 3202 - Rodriguez Ju
Disabled Veteran Right to Tax Exemption Certificate
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the right of a disabled veteran to obtain a certificate from the chief appraiser of an appraisal district stating whether the veteran would be entitled to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of property if the veteran were to acquire the property.
H 323 - Guillen
Parks and Wildlife Department Motor-driven Vehicle
03/19/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to tort liability arising from a volunteer's operation of a Parks and Wildlife Department motor-driven vehicle or motor-driven equipment.
H 3246 - Crownover
Pharmacist Dispensing of Tobacco Cessation Drugs
04/03/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/07/2015.
Relates to the authority of a pharmacist to dispense and deliver tobacco cessation drugs.
H 3251 - Price
Revenue Bonds for Medical Education Building
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a medical education building for the State Tech University Health Sciences Center.
H 3256 - Farias
Database for Employers To Verify Veterans Service
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to a database for prospective employers to verify veterans' military service experience and employment qualifications.
H 3280 - Bell
Tax Exemption for Certain Property
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an exemption from ad valorem taxation for property owned by a charitable organization for the purpose of donation to a partially disabled veteran for use as the veteran's residence homestead and for property donated to such a veteran by, or purchased by such a veteran with a donation from, such an organization for that purpose.
H 3282 - Simmons R
Establishment of Autism Program
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the establishment by the commissioner of education of an autism program to provide applied behavior analysis services to students with autism spectrum disorder and to the coordination of autism services in this state.
H 3283 - Zerwas
Contributions for an Anatomical Gift Registry
04/15/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to contributions and registrations for an anatomical gift registry; authorizes a fee.
H 3295 - Sheffield J
Provision of State Aid To Certain Local Governments
04/09/2015 - Left pending in subcommittee.
Relates to the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.
H 3317 - Sanford
Continuing Education Requirements for Peace Officers
03/26/2015 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to continuing education requirements regarding autism awareness for peace officers.
H 3321 - Tinderholt
Rules Respecting Eligibility for Medical Assistance
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to rules respecting a person's eligibility for medical assistance.
H 3334 - Burkett
Monetary Assistance for Relatives and Caregivers
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to monetary assistance provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services to certain relatives and designated caregivers.
H 334 - Ashby
Medicaid Fraud Offense Prosecution
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to a defense to prosecution of the offense of Medicaid fraud; provides that it is not a defense to prosecution under this section that the Medicaid program has received or recouped funds representing repayment, wholly or partly, for the fraudulent act or acts that are the basis for the criminal charge for which the defendant is indicted.
H 3362 - Collier
Veterans Court Pretrial Intervention Program
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the automatic expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans who successfully complete a veterans court pretrial intervention program.
H 3366 - Sheffield J
Reimbursement of Prescription Drugs
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under the Medicaid managed care and child health plan programs.
H 3372 - Gutierrez
Coverage for Services Relating To Postpartum Depression
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to coverage for certain services relating to postpartum depression under the medical assistance program.
H 3374 - Morrison
Information Regarding Down Syndrome
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
Relates to information regarding Down syndrome.
H 3381 - Faircloth
Payment of Claims Under Long Term Care Benefit Plans
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to submission and payment of claims under long-term care benefit plans; imposes a penalty.
H 339 - Farias
Leave for Veterans Returning to State Employment
03/25/2015 - Considered in calendars.
Relates to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment.
H 3398 - Paddie
Advanced Practice Nurse As Primary Care Provider
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to the participation of an advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider for certain governmental and other health benefit plans.
H 3404 - Thompson S
Study on Providing Care To Veterans With PTSD
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a study on providing care to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
H 3414 - Frank
Advance Directives and Health Care Decisions
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions.
H 3439 - Riddle
Donation of Property From a State Agency
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
Relates to the donation of property from a state agency to an assistance organization or a local governmental entity.
H 3444 - Laubenberg
Provision of Telemedicine Medical Services
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the provision of telemedicine medical services by a physician.
H 3445 - Laubenberg
Incentives and Cost Sharing Requirements Under Medicaid
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to implementing certain incentives and cost-sharing requirements under the Medicaid program.
H 3449 - Coleman
Medicaid Eligibility of Certain Women After a Pregnancy
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.
H 3454 - Thompson S
Assignment of Rights in Legal Claim
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to transactions involving the assignment of rights in an individual's legal claim; authorizes the imposition of a fee.
H 3462 - Deshotel
Creation of Regional Emergency Communication Districts
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the creation of regional emergency communication districts; authorizes a fee.
H 3464 - Munoz
Medicaid Processing and Payment
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the processing and payment of claims for reimbursement by providers under the Medicaid program.
H 3473 - Bonnen G
Cranial Molding Orthosis
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the provision of a cranial molding orthosis under the medical assistance and child health plan programs.
H 3475 - Bonnen G
Emergency Medical Care Facilities
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to health care information provided by and notice of facility fees charged by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities and the availability of mediation.
H 3476 - Coleman
Medicaid Program Reimbursements
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the provision and reimbursement of home telemonitoring services, telemedicine medical services, and telehealth services under the Medicaid program.
H 3496 - Schofield
First Responders Handgun
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to authorizing certain first responders to carry a concealed handgun while on duty and to the prosecution of certain related offenses.
H 350 - Farias
Motor Vehicle Sales and Use Tax Exemption
04/10/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/14/2015.
Relates to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain motor vehicles purchased or used by veterans with disabilities.
H 3519 - Guerra
Medicaid Home Telemonitoring Services
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the use of home telemonitoring services under the Medicaid program.
H 3523 - Raymond
Medicaid Acute and Long-term Care Services
04/13/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to improving the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term care services and supports.
H 353 - King K
Emergency Services Personnel Weapons Laws Application
03/31/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the application of certain weapons laws to certain volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
H 3547 - Larson
Voluntary Veteran's Employment Preference
03/20/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ECONOMIC and SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to a voluntary veteran's employment preference for private employers.
H 3570 - Schofield
Ad Valorem Taxation
03/20/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district of a percentage of the appraised value of a residence homestead, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increase in the exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
H 3574 - Alonzo
Early Detection and Early Intervention
03/20/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to a study on early detection and early intervention in cases of children with autism spectrum disorders.
H 3584 - Turner Sc
Verification of Employment Authorization
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the verification of employment authorization by governmental entities, state contractors, and state grant recipients, including the use of the federal E-verify program.
H 3589 - Turner Sy
Placement of Children
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to placement of children with certain relatives or other designated caregivers.
H 3600 - Miller R
Regulation of Veterens Assistance
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the regulation of persons who assist veterans in applying for benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 3614 - Burns
Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran's organization.
H 3624 - Zedler
Decision-making Agreements for Disabled Adults
04/16/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/20/2015.
Relates to authorizing supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities.
H 3627 - Guerra
Use of Wireless Communication in Vehicle
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Relates to a requirement that certain persons convicted of the offense of using a wireless communications device while operating a motor vehicle, motorcycle, or moped be allowed to perform community service.
H 3632 - Zerwas
Schedule II Controlled Substances
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the prescribing and ordering of Schedule II controlled substances by certain advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants.
H 3672 - Naishtat
Credentialing for Licensed Clinical Social Workers
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to expedited credentialing for certain licensed clinical social workers under the Medicaid managed care program.
H 3677 - Workman
Apprehending a Person for Emergency Detention
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the authority of a peace officer to apprehend a person for emergency detention and the authority of certain facilities to temporarily detain a person with mental illness.
H 369 - Villalba
Lung Cancer Awareness Day
04/13/2015 - Transferred to HOUSE CALENDARS COMMITTEE.
Relates to designating May 24 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day.
H 3695 - Hughes
Residence Homesteads Ad Valorem Taxation
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans.
H 3710 - Blanco
Voluntary Contribution to Fund for Veterans Assistance
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
Relates to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a concealed handgun license.
H 3726 - Farias
Veterans Reentry Program for Inmates
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to establishing a veterans reentry program for certain inmates and state jail defendants confined by the State Department of Criminal Justice.
H 3728 - Farias
Veterans Court Program Proceedings Administration
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the administration of veterans court program proceedings before a magistrate.
H 3729 - Farias
Veterans Court Program Participants Treatment
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to inclusion of family members of veterans court program participants in the treatment and services provided to the participants under the program.
H 3755 - Herrero
Medication Administration to Assisted Living Residents
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to administration of medication to residents of certain assisted living and boarding home facilities.
H 3766 - Burkett
State Achieving a Better Life Experience Program
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the establishment of the State Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizes the imposition of fees.
H 377 - White
Consent for Blood Donation by Minor
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to consent for the donation of blood or blood components by a minor.
H 3785 - Marquez
Authorizing the Possession and Use of Cannabis
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of cannabis for medical purposes; authorizes fees.
H 3794 - Allen A
Persons with Disabilities Public Transportation Use
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Relates to the availability of information regarding the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use certain public transportation services.
H 3796 - Allen A
Person with Disabilities
03/23/2015 - 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 3810 - Walle
Toxic Chemicals and Manufacturing Facility
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to an alert system for notification of the release of toxic chemicals by a manufacturing facility.
H 3820 - Allen A
Patient Handling Practices and Penalty
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to safe patient handling practices at hospitals and nursing homes; provides an administrative penalty.
H 3823 - Price
All Inclusive Care and Elderly
04/14/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to rate-setting and data collection processes under the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly.
H 383 - McClendon
Unprotected Road Users
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/16/2015.
Relates to actions by drivers when approaching unprotected road users; provides penalties for violations.
H 3845 - Coleman
Reforming and Addressing Issues Related to Medicaid
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to a "State Way" to reforming and addressing issues related to the Medicaid program, including the creation of an alternative program designed to ensure health benefit plan coverage to certain low-income individuals through the private marketplace; authorizes a fee.
H 3847 - Burns
Seeking Federal Authorization to Fund Medicaid Program
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to seeking federal authorization to fund the Medicaid program through a block grant funding system.
H 3859 - Allen A
Financial Assistance Eligibility Requirements Exemption
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to exemptions from the application of certain financial assistance eligibility requirements for certain grandparents.
H 3864 - Sanford
Child Welfare Services Providers Protection of Rights
04/13/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
Relates to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers.
H 3875 - Coleman
Vaccine Preventable Diseases
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to a policy on vaccine-preventable diseases for public schools.
H 390 - White
Veterans Recovery Program Establishment
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
H 3912 - Phelan
Authority to Pronounce Death and Sign Death Certificate
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the authority of advanced practice registered nurses to pronounce death and sign death certificates.
H 3917 - Klick
Recoupment of Payments on Certain Provider Claims
04/16/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/20/2015.
Relates to a prohibition of recoupment of payments on certain provider claims made under the Medicaid program.
H 3919 - Klick
Prior Authorization to Obtain Health Care Services
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to prior authorization from a health benefit plan issuer to obtain health care services under the health benefit plan.
H 3921 - Klick
Reimbursement for Emergency Eye Health Care Services
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to reimbursement for certain emergency eye health care services provided to persons enrolled in the Medicaid managed care program.
H 3922 - Klick
Reimbursement for Certain Eye Health Care Services
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to reimbursement for certain eye health care services provided to persons enrolled in the Medicaid managed care program.
H 3924 - Klick
Providers of Eye Health Care Services
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to allowing certain providers of eye health care services to enroll as Medicaid providers.
H 3934 - Blanco
Medicaid Eligibility for Certain Residents
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to Medicaid eligibility for certain residents.
H 3935 - Fletcher
Funding Law Enforcement Training for Veterans
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to funding law enforcement training for veterans from state and federal funds or grants.
H 3937 - Munoz
Contract to Provide Healthcare to Veterans
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's authority to contract with federal agencies to provide healthcare to veterans.
H 3940 - Meyer
Claim Handling Deadlines After Emergency Declarations
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to extending claim-handling deadlines after certain emergency declarations.
H 3954 - Dukes
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to fetal alcohol syndrome information provided to pregnant patients.
H 3964 - Fletcher
Veterans and Consumer Credit Reports
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the consideration by employers of the consumer credit reports or other credit information of applicants for employment who are recently returned veterans.
H 3968 - Smith W
License Fee Waiver and Veterans
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the hunting or fishing license fee waiver for certain disabled veterans.
H 3971 - King S
Group Homes and Residents
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the provision of notice by the Department of Aging and Disability Services to neighborhoods in which certain group homes are located to protect the safety of the residents of those group homes.
H 3986 - Simmons R
Autism Spectrum Disorder
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to coverage by certain health benefit plans for certain services prescribed to treat autism spectrum disorder.
H 3990 - Rose
Local Governments and Fiscal Impact
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the study of the fiscal impact on local governments in Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall Counties of restructuring the NorthSTAR behavioral health system and the effective implementation the Sunset Commission Health and Human Services Commission Issue 9 recommendation.
H 4000 - Blanco
Expansion of Eligibility for Medicaid
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid by counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 4013 - Turner Sy
Studies on Homeless Veterans and Youth
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to studies on homeless veterans and youth.
H 4018 - Lucio E
Advisory Committee on Uniform Prior Authorization Forms
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to mandatory meetings of the Advisory Committee on Uniform Prior Authorization Forms.
H 4027 - Blanco
Pharmaceutical Products Liability Action
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to products liability action related to a pharmaceutical product.
H 4031 - Rose
Creation of a Statewide Alert System for Missing Adults
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to the creation of a statewide alert system for missing adults and to a study of the alert system.
H 4036 - Dukes
Additional State Aid for School Districts
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to additional state aid for school districts that provide social security coverage for district employees.
H 4043 - Farias
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Pilot Program
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the establishment of an unmanned ground vehicle pilot program at the Capitol Complex to employ veterans with a service-connected disability.
H 4050 - Kuempel J
Autopsy Fees
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE.
Relates to certain fees paid by political subdivisions in connection with the ordering or performance of an autopsy.
H 4054 - Martinez Fische
Medicaid Alternative Health Benefit
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to a "State solution" to reforming and addressing issues related to the Medicaid program, including the creation of an alternative program designed to ensure health benefit plan coverage to certain low-income individuals through the private marketplace.
H 4056 - White
Long-term Care Facilities and Oversight Committee
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to inspection procedures in certain long-term care facilities and the creation of a long-term care legislative oversight committee; provides penalties.
H 4062 - Coleman
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the allocation of funds for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of the state.
H 4085 - Rodriguez E
Declaration of a State of Disaster
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to the declaration of a state of disaster and certain state operations in a disaster.
H 410 - Turner C
Unclaimed Lottery Prize Money to Veterans' Assistance
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the amount of unclaimed lottery prize money to be deposited in the fund for veterans' assistance.
H 4100 - Coleman
Advance Directives and Health Care Treatment Decisions
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions.
H 432 - Munoz
Disabled Veterans' Surviving Spouse Ad Valorem Tax
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
H 435 - Raymond
Public High School American Sign Language Instruction
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the instruction of American Sign Language in public high schools.
H 437 - Raney
State Employee Health Benefit Programs Eligibility
04/01/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to eligibility to participate in health benefit programs for certain state employees reemployed after military service.
H 438 - Canales
Patients With Terminal Conditions Drug Access
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to authorizing patients with certain terminal conditions to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.
H 450 - Alonzo
Veterans Resource Centers in Higher Education
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education.
H 460 - Bell
Search Warrant for Taking a Blood Specimen
03/18/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the execution of a search warrant for taking a blood specimen from certain persons suspected of committing certain intoxication offenses.
H 465 - Howard D
Immunization Data in the Immunization Registry
03/03/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.
H 466 - Howard D
Child Health Plan Covered Benefits
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to covered benefits under the child health plan; authorizes the plan to provide covered benefits prescription contraceptive drugs or devices for an enrolled child for the purpose of primary and preventive reproductive health care only if the prescribing health care provider receives written consent for the prescription from the enrolled child's parent, guardian, or managing conservator.
H 467 - Howard D
Education Programs Regarding AIDS and HIV Infection
04/13/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to education programs regarding AIDS and HIV infection.
H 468 - Gonzalez M
Minors Consent to Examination Related to Contraception
03/18/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to contraception.
H 47 - Martinez
Professional Employees of Public Schools Salary
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the salary paid to any classroom teacher, full-time librarian, full-time school counselor, or full-time school nurse in a public school.
H 479 - Bell
Regional Emergency Medical Dispatch Resource Centers
04/15/2015 - Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Relates to transfer of the regional emergency medical dispatch resource centers program to the Commission on State Emergency Communications.
H 495 - Howard D
Permanent Fund Money Use for Health Related Programs
04/09/2015 - Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Relates to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs.
H 498 - Hernandez
Family Violence Case Court Order Violation
04/15/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the violation of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking case.
H 50 - Martinez
Diseases or Illnesses Suffered by Firefighters
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to certain diseases or illnesses suffered by firefighters and emergency medical technicians; provides that a firefighter or emergency medical technician who suffers from AIDS, HIV infection, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C is presumed to have contracted the disease or illness during the course and scope of employment if the firefighter or emergency medical technician meets certain criteria.
H 502 - Guillen
Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force Re-creation
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the re-creation of the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force.
H 52 - Martinez
Residence Homestead Exemption Amount Increase
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district; provides for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount; protects school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
H 526 - Riddle
Financial Eligibility for Home Living Waiver Program
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to financial eligibility for the State home living (TxHmL) waiver program.
H 531 - Bonnen G
Growth Rate of Appropriations Constitutional Limits
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.
H 536 - Nevarez
Acceptable Forms of Identification for Voting
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ELECTIONS.
Relates to acceptable forms of identification for voting for persons who are 65 years of age or Older.
H 542 - Raymond
Annual State Budget and Legislative Budget Sessions
02/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to an annual state budget and legislative budget sessions in even-numbered years and to political contributions made during a legislative session.
H 55 - Martinez
State Enterprise Fund Use for Veterans Hospitals
04/09/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the use of the State Enterprise Fund for veterans hospitals.
H 550 - Price
Health and Human Services
03/26/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to the provision of health and human services; includes the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; authorizes the imposition of fees; relates to commitment proceedings concerning children with a mental illness or intellectual disability.
H 558 - Farias
Specialty License Plates for Vietnam Veterans
02/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates for Vietnam veterans.
H 566 - Herrero
Epinephrine Auto Injectors
02/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on public and open-enrollment charter school campuses and at off-campus school sanctioned events.
H 574 - Bonnen G
Managed Care Plans
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to managed care plans; provides that a health maintenance organization may not terminate or restrict participation of a physician or provider solely because the physician or provider informs an enrollee of the full range of physicians and providers available to the enrollee, including out-of-network providers; provides for privacy of information regarding the availability of facilities, both in-network and out-of-network, for the treatment of the patient's medical condition; .
H 583 - Larson
Donations to Local Veterans Charities
03/27/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to donations to certain local veteran's charities ordered as a condition of community supervision.
H 606 - Davis S
Prenatal Surgical Procedures to Treat Birth Defects
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a study on the benefits of prenatal surgical procedures to treat birth defects.
H 607 - Davis S
State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the creation of the State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission.
H 608 - Davis S
Adult Safety Net Vaccination Program Vaccines
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to vaccines authorized under the adult safety net vaccination program.
H 609 - Davis S
Revenue Bonds for Personalized Cancer Care Building
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a personalized cancer care building at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
H 611 - Davis S
Reporting Requirements Concerning Ebola Virus Disease
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to reporting requirements concerning Ebola virus disease.
H 612 - Davis S
Female Veterans With Disabilities License Plate
04/15/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar.
Relates to license plates issued to female veterans with disabilities.
H 614 - Davis S
Advance Directive Registry
03/25/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to establishing an advance directive registry.
H 62 - Martinez
Mental Health Patient Transportation
03/17/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to emergency detention; permits a judge or magistrate to authorize the transportation of an apprehended person to a mental health facility by a relative or other responsible person, a facility administrator, a representative of a local mental health authority, a special officer, the sheriff, a constable, or any on-duty police officer; requires the commissioners court in certain counties to establish a list of qualified transportation service providers.
H 628 - Spitzer
Practitioner Written Prescription Honor Requirement
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the requirement that a pharmacist honor a prescription written by a practitioner.
H 630 - Bonnen G
Federal Electronic Verification of Work Authorization
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to requiring state contractors and governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-Verify; authorizes the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizes a fee.
H 633 - Bonnen G
Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Health Care Supplies
03/24/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a sales and use tax exemption for certain health care supplies.
H 65 - McClendon
Disease Control Pilot Programs
03/19/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Provides that a county, a hospital district, or a contracting organization may establish a disease control pilot program to prevent the spread of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other infectious and communicable diseases; provides that such programs may include outreach programs that provide for exchange of used syringes, offer certain education, and assist participants in obtaining health care and other services, including substance abuse treatment and bloodborne disease testing services.
H 650 - Isaac
Toll Project Entities Waiver Programs for Veterans
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to waiver programs for veterans provided by toll project entities.
H 651 - Isaac
General Appropriations Bill Format
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the format of the general appropriations bill.
H 659 - Raymond
State Park Entrance Fee Waiver for Disabled Persons
04/09/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on CULTURE, RECREATION AND TOURISM: Reported favorably with substitute.
Relates to the waiver of state park, museum, and other state-operated facility entrance fees for persons with certain disabilities.
H 660 - Raymond
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
H 679 - Turner Sy
Study on Homeless Youth
04/10/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar.
Relates to a study on homeless youth.
H 683 - Sheets
Disabled Veterans Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Tax
04/10/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/14/2015.
Relates to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of certain disabled veterans.
H 690 - Walle
Injury and Occupational Disease Reporting Requirements
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to injury and occupational disease reporting requirements for employers who do not obtain or otherwise provide workers' compensation insurance coverage; provides an administrative violation.
H 695 - Springer
Carrying Concealed Handgun on Hospital Premises
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Relates to the carrying and license of a concealed handgun on hospital or nursing home premises; authorizes a penalty.
H 698 - King T
Hearing Instrument Regulation
03/29/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the regulation, fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments.
H 707 - Farrar
Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Survivors
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to providing information and other services relating to emergency contraception to sexual assault survivors.
H 708 - Farrar
Women Seeking Abortions Medical Accuracy of Information
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the medical accuracy of informational materials given to a woman seeking an abortion.
H 711 - Raymond
Childhood Health Program Grant
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the creation of a childhood health program grant.
H 721 - Farias
Disabled Veterans Hunting or Fishing License Fee Waiver
04/07/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the hunting or fishing license fee waiver for certain disabled veterans.
H 727 - Lucio E
High School Students Prepaid Tuition Units Accrual
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to the establishment of a pilot program under which high school students may accrue prepaid tuition units at public institutions of higher education by completing certain community service activities.
H 73 - Gonzalez N
Public School Students With Disabilities Assessment
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to academic assessment of public school students with significant disabilities.
H 737 - Aycock
Regional Emergency Communications Districts Creation
04/08/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS: Reported favorably with substitute.
Relates to the creation of regional emergency communications districts; authorizes the issuance of bonds; authorizes a fee.
H 739 - Button
Governmental Entity Participation in E-Verify
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to requiring governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program or E-verify.
H 751 - Zerwas
Prescription of Biological Products
04/14/2015 - Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Relates to the prescription and pharmaceutical substitution of biological products.
H 754 - Menendez
Veterans Employment Preference
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ECONOMIC and SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference.
H 755 - Menendez
Women Veterans Mental Health Initiative
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the creation of a women veterans mental health initiative and intervention program.
H 756 - Menendez
Rural Veterans Mental Health Initiative
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the creation of a rural veterans mental health initiative and intervention program.
H 757 - Menendez
College Credit for Heroes Program
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to the College Credit for Heroes program.
H 758 - Menendez
Veteran Health Services Coordination
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the coordination and provision of Veteran health services.
H 761 - Zedler
Contracted Health Care Practitioners Payment of Service
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to payment of services to contracted health care practitioners and managed care health benefit plans.
H 762 - Zedler
Chiropractic Related Healthcare Reimbursement
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to reimbursement for chiropractic related health care services.
H 764 - King S
Department of State Health Services Collected Data Use
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the use and security of data collected by the Department of State Health Services.
H 767 - Smith W
University Interscholastic League Cardiac Assessments
04/14/2015 - Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Relates to cardiac assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League; requires a school district student who is required under University Interscholastic League rule or policy to receive a physical examination before being allowed to participate in an athletic activity sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League; relates to the rules adopted include a granting waiver from an administration.
H 771 - Deshotel
State Academy of Leadership in Humanities Funding
04/06/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION: Reported favorably.
Relates to funding for the State Academy of Leadership in the Humanities.
H 778 - Bell
Health Benefit Plans Pharmaceutical Care
03/11/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates health benefits plans and pharmaceutical care; relates to access to pharmacists, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical care under certain health benefit plans.
H 779 - Huberty
University Interscholastic League Cardiac Assessments
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to cardiac assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.
H 817 - Turner C
Health Benefit Exchange Establishment
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to the contingent establishment of a health benefit exchange tailored to the needs of the state.
H 818 - Turner C
Health Benefit Exchange Establishment
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on INSURANCE.
Relates to the establishment of a health benefit exchange tailored to the needs of the state.
H 819 - Sheffield J
Definition of Public Health Nuisance
04/13/2015 - Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Relates to the definition of a public health nuisance; amends provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
H 822 - Sheets
Fraudulent or Fictitious Military Record Punishment
04/15/2015 - Postponed.
Relates to increasing the punishment for the offense of fraudulent or fictitious military record.
H 832 - Schaefer
Physician Performing an Abortion Reporting Requirement
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to reporting requirements for a physician performing an abortion at an abortion facility.
H 834 - Hernandez
Missing Senior Citizens
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to the criteria for issuing a silver alert for a missing senior citizen.
H 837 - Naishtat
Medical Use of Marihuana
03/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the medical use of marihuana; provides a defense to prosecution for possession of marihuana.
H 839 - Naishtat
Medicaid and Child Health Plan Programs
04/07/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to presumptive eligibility for the Medicaid and child health plan programs for certain children.
H 843 - Naishtat
Housing Services
04/13/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to housing services provided through the transitional living services program to certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
H 867 - Hernandez
Women Veterans Program Establishment and Operation
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the establishment and operation of the State Women Veterans Program.
H 875 - Farias
Inmates and Prisoners Veteran Status Verification
04/09/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the verification of the veteran status of inmates and prisoners.
H 88 - White
Federal Electronic Employment Verification Requirement
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.
H 889 - Dale
Federal Electronic Verification of Employment
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.
H 892 - Klick
Cannabis and Dispensing Organizations
02/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the medical use of low-THC cannabis and the regulation of related organizations and individuals; requires a dispensing organization to obtain a license to dispense low-THC cannabis and any employee of a dispensing organization to obtain a registration; authorizes fees.
H 894 - Miller R
Toll Project Entities and Veteran Waiver Programs
03/04/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to waiver programs for veterans provided by toll project entities.
H 90 - Gonzalez N
State Women's Health Program Benefits Eligibility
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Provides that a woman is eligible for the State women's health program if the woman is a specified age or older.
H 906 - Paddie
Veterans County Service Officer
04/14/2015 - Placed on Local, Consent, and Resolutions Calendar.
Relates to the qualifications for appointment as a veterans county service officer.
H 918 - Blanco
State Tech University Health Sciences Center Funding
02/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at the State Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso.
H 928 - Guillen
Drought Planning and Responses
04/15/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to state and local planning for and responses to drought.
H 938 - Rose
Increased Oversight of Hospitals that Commit Violations
02/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to increased oversight by the Department of State Health Services of hospitals that commit certain violations.
H 958 - Bohac
Residence Homestead Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
H 967 - Crownover
Radio Frequency Identification Technology Use
03/30/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a pilot project to evaluate the use of radio frequency identification technology to transmit information regarding residents of certain group homes.
H 973 - Hernandez
Emergency Services Commissioners Compensation
04/13/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on COUNTY AFFAIRS: Reported favorably with substitute.
Relates to the compensation and per diem compensation of emergency services commissioners.
H 974 - Collier
Higher Education for Veterans and their Families
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to higher education for veterans and their families.
H 976 - Collier
Higher Education for Veterans and Their Families
03/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to higher education for veterans and their families.
H 977 - Collier
Medical Assistance Eligibility
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to expanding eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; ensures the provision of quality care under and the effectiveness of the medical assistance program.
H 982 - Bohac
Residence Homestead Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
H 985 - Villalba
Public School Students Mental Health Screening
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to mental health screening for public school students who may be a danger to self or others and to suspension or educational placement of those students; creates an offense.
H 992 - Bonnen D
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
04/15/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
H 993 - Walle
Child and Adult Protective Services
03/30/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to employee caseload standards for child and adult protective services and child-care licensing services and call processing standards for certain of those services.
H 997 - Davis Y
Employers Voluntarily Participating in E-verify Program
03/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to certain duties of employers voluntarily participating in the federal E-Verify program and of the State Workforce Commission in regard to the E-Verify program; provides civil penalties.
HCR 103 - Simmons R
Autism Awareness Month
04/09/2015 - Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Recognizes April as Autism Awareness Month in the state.
HCR 110 - Bonnen G
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Month
04/07/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Recognizes May 2015 as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Month.
HCR 46 - Farias
Veterans Affairs Services to Incarcerated Veterans
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Urges Congress to require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans affairs services to incarcerated veterans detained in state hospitals and to consider expanding such services to all incarcerated veterans.
HCR 70 - Flynn
State Capitol Complex Monument Construction Approval
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ADMINISTRATION.
Authorizes the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument at the state Capitol Complex, at a site outside the historic Capitol grounds, honoring veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
HCR 82 - Herrero
Repeal of Government Pension Offset
04/09/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Urges Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.
HCR 85 - Wray
Legislative Medal of Honor
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the governor of the state to posthumously award the State Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Christopher Scott Kyle.
HCR 98 - Zerwas
Thrombosis Awareness Month
04/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Designates October as Thrombosis Awareness Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2015.
HJR 100 - Sheets
Local Option Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.
HJR 101 - Button
Residence Homestead Exemption From Ad Valorem Tax
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount.
HJR 104 - Miller D
Emergency Response Districts Creation Authorization
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of emergency response districts; provides authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
HJR 117 - Alvarado
Legislature Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption Amendment
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation, for a period not to exceed 10 years, the total assessed value of the residence homestead of an honorably discharged veteran of the armed services of the United States, or the surviving spouse of such a veteran, if the residence homestead was donated to the veteran, or the purchase of the residence homestead was financed, by a charitable organization.
HJR 127 - Bell
Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of 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 partially disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead.
HJR 134 - Bonnen D
Constitutional Amendment on Property Taxes
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect; authorizes the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions all or part of the market value.
HJR 135 - Schofield
Constitutional Amendment on Ad Valorem Taxation
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a percentage 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 18 - Turner Sy
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts.
HJR 30 - Martinez
Residence Homestead Exemption
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes; provides for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount.
HJR 42 - Lucio E
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who has been honorably discharged.
HJR 43 - Raymond
Prescription Medicine Sale Taxation
04/14/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain prescription medicine.
HJR 51 - Munoz
Disabled Veterans' Surviving Spouse Ad Valorem Tax
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.
HJR 63 - Raymond
Constitutional Amendment Providing for an Annual State
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes.
HJR 66 - Raymond
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
02/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.
HJR 67 - Sheets
Disabled Veterans Residence Homesteads Ad Valorem Tax
04/10/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/14/2015.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt all or part of the residence homesteads of certain disabled veterans from ad valorem taxation.
HJR 72 - Bohac
Residence Homestead Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount.
HJR 74 - Bohac
Residence Homestead Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount.
HJR 75 - Bonnen D
Residence Homestead Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
04/15/2015 - Placed on Constitutional Amendments Calendar.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.
HJR 84 - Farias
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
03/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total assessed value of the residence homestead of a veteran or current member of the armed services of the United States while the veteran or current service member participates in a veterans court program.
HJR 87 - Turner C
Constitutional Amendment Resolution
03/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on qualifying real property used to provide housing to persons with disabilities.
HJR 89 - Shaheen
Local Option Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation
03/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to indigent residents of the county.
HR 163 - Harless
Recognition Resolution
02/04/2015 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes February 6, 2015, as National Wear Red Day.
HR 170 - King S
Recognition Resolution
01/28/2015 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes January 25-31, 2015, as Nurse Anesthetists Week in the state.
HR 195 - Naishtat
Recognition Resolution
02/19/2015 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes February 28, 2015, as Rare Disease Day.
HR 196 - Naishtat
Recognition Resolution
02/18/2015 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes February 18, 2015, as United Way Day at the State Capitol.
HR 558 - Munoz
Welcoming Resolution
02/23/2015 - Passed HOUSE.
Welcomes members of Leadership Mission to the State Capitol and honoring them for their community service.
S 100 - Hinojosa
Enterprise Zone Program
04/14/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the enterprise zone program; requires that before nominating the project or activity of a qualified business for designation as an enterprise project, the nominating body must submit to the bank any interlocal agreement.
S 1023 - Seliger
Parking Space Designation for Persons With Disabilities
03/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the designation of van-only parking spaces for use by persons with disabilities; creates an offense.
S 1043 - Nichols
Regulation of Motor Vehicles
04/08/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the regulation of motor vehicles by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Public Safety; creates a criminal offense; provides a penalty; authorizes fees.
S 1049 - Campbell
Veteran-owned Businesses Franchise Tax & Filing Fee
03/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state.
S 1052 - Zaffirini
Ownership Interests in Business Determination
03/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
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.
S 1086 - Campbell
Parents Right To View Body of Deceased Child
03/16/2015 - 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 1108 - Lucio Ed
Creation of Regional Emergency Communication Districts
04/15/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
Relates to the creation of regional emergency communication districts; authorizes a fee.
S 1109 - Lucio Ed
Emergency Response Districts
03/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS.
Relates to emergency response districts; provides authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
S 1112 - Burton
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Resources
03/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to the use of state resources to implement or enforce the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 1114 - Garcia
Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Public School Policy
03/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to a policy on vaccine-preventable diseases for public schools.
S 1119 - Lucio Ed
Pilot Project to Evaluate the Use of Telepractice
03/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to a pilot project to evaluate the use of telepractice to provide certain services to children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder.
S 1127 - Zaffirini
Medical Assistance Program Continuous Eligibility
03/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.
S 114 - Taylor L
Health and Human Services Agencies
03/25/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the applicability of adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies; relates to abortion facilities.
S 1141 - Watson
Establishment/Administration of Qualified ABLE Program
03/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the establishment and administration of the qualified ABLE program; grants authority to impose a fee.
S 1142 - Watson
Regulation of Discount Drug Card Program Operators
03/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to regulation of discount drug card program operators; authorizes administrative and civil penalties; authorizes fees; expands a registration requirement.
S 1154 - Hall
Application for Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
04/16/2015 - Placed on intent calendar.
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 1163 - Hancock
Advance Directives, Health Care and Treatment Decisions
03/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions.
S 1169 - Campbell
Suicide Prevention Training for Educators
03/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to suicide prevention training for educators in public schools.
S 1176 - Eltife
Pharmacy Services Administrative Organizations
03/24/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the authority and rights of pharmacy services administrative organizations to conduct the business of independent pharmacies with respect to certain pharmacy benefits.
S 1177 - Eltife
Provision of Telemedicine Medical Services
03/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the provision of telemedicine medical services by a physician.
S 1209 - Kolkhorst
Privacy of Certain Personal Information Held
03/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the privacy of certain personal information held by health and human services agencies.
S 1235 - Whitmire
Defining Duties & Penalties of Pain Management Clinics
04/13/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to defining the duties and penalties concerning pain management clinics.
S 1243 - Burton
Donation of Unused Prescription Drugs
04/15/2015 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to donation of unused prescription drugs.
S 125 - West
Department of Family and Protective Services Children
04/09/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to certain assessments for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services; includes screening for trauma.
S 126 - West
Medically Recommended Intensive Supervision
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to the release of certain inmates on medically recommended intensive supervision.
S 1260 - Rodriguez Jo
Selection of Certain Providers Under Medicaid Program
03/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the selection of certain providers under the Medicaid program.
S 1262 - Taylor L
Issuance of Revenue Bonds To Fund Certain Building
03/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a health sciences and classroom building at the Pearland campus of the University of Houston--Clear Lake.
S 1273 - West
Rights of Employee Who Is a Victim of Domestic Violence
03/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to the rights of an employee who is a victim of domestic violence.
S 1275 - West
Sales and Use Tax Exemption
03/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to a sales and use tax exemption for taxable items used to make certain home improvements for certain disabled veterans.
S 1283 - Eltife
Exemption from Registration and Licensing Requirements
04/01/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the exemption from certain registration and licensing requirements and taxes for certain businesses and employees who enter this state in response to a disaster or emergency.
S 1290 - Eltife
Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments
03/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the regulation of the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments.
S 1292 - Zaffirini
Parking Privileges for People With Disabilities
04/15/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to parking privileges for people with disabilities; authorizes a fee; amends dismissal procedures for a criminal offense.
S 1304 - Menendez
Women Veterans Mental Health Initiative
04/08/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the creation of a women veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.
S 1305 - Menendez
Rural Veterans Mental Health Initiative
04/08/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the creation of a rural veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.
S 1306 - Menendez
Health Services
03/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.
Relates to the coordination and provision of certain health services to veterans.
S 1307 - Menendez
Occupational Licenses for Military Service Members
04/08/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to occupational licenses for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.
S 1308 - Menendez
Drivers Licenses and Personal Identification
04/09/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to veterans services information provided to veterans who receive driver's licenses and personal identification certificates.
S 1310 - Menendez
Veterans' Court Programs
03/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to the administration of and eligibility for participation in a veterans court program and the automatic expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans who successfully complete that program; imposes a court cost on conviction to benefit veterans court programs; changes a fee.
S 1328 - Menendez
Residence Homestead Exemption
03/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
S 1348 - Hinojosa
Operations of Health Care Funding Districts
04/13/2015 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to the operations of health care funding districts in certain counties located on the State-Mexico border.
S 1361 - Kolkhorst
Administration of Epinephrine By Pharmacists
03/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the administration of epinephrine by pharmacists.
S 1368 - Fraser
Ad Valorem Tax Relief to Disabled Veterans
04/16/2015 - Placed on intent calendar.
Relates to the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.
S 1376 - Lucio Ed
Natural Disaster Housing Recovery
03/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to natural disaster housing recovery.
S 1382 - Lucio Ed
Regulation of Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center
03/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to regulation of prescribed pediatric extended care centers; amends a provision subject to a criminal penalty.
S 1385 - Schwertner
Medicaid Waiver Programs
04/16/2015 - Placed on intent calendar.
Relates to the authorization of the imposition of administrative penalties on providers participating in certain Medicaid waiver programs.
S 1402 - Rodriguez Jo
Licensed Clinical Social Workers
03/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to expedited credentialing for certain licensed clinical social workers under the Medicaid managed care program.
S 1445 - Estes
Health Care System
03/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to regulation of certain segments of the health care system.
S 145 - Rodriguez Jo
Sexual Assault Survivors Medical Cost Reimbursement
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to reimbursement for certain medical costs for survivors of sexual assault.
S 1462 - West
Opioid Antagonists
04/15/2015 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses.
S 1463 - Lucio Ed
Delivery Health Care Services To Veterans
04/15/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to improving the delivery of health care services to veterans in this state.
S 1465 - Watson
Limited Purpose Disaster Declaration Authority
04/14/2015 - Not again placed on intent calendar.
Relates to creating limited purpose disaster declaration authority for the Governor.
S 147 - Rodriguez Jo
Family Violence and Abuse Cases Court Order Violation
03/25/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the violation of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking case.
S 1471 - Watson
Use of Home Telemonitoring Services
03/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the use of home telemonitoring services under the Medicaid program.
S 1472 - Garcia
Emergency Contraception
03/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to providing information and other services relating to emergency contraception to sexual assault survivors.
S 1474 - Garcia
Eligibility for Participation in Veterans Court Program
04/14/2015 - Testimony taken in committee.
Relates to the eligibility for participation in veterans court programs.
S 1475 - Garcia
Enhanced Medicaid Managed Care Consumer Support System
04/15/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to establishing an enhanced Medicaid managed care consumer support system.
S 1476 - Garcia
Strategic Plan Goals
03/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to strategic plan goals to address hunger, food, nutrition, physical activity, and obesity in this state.
S 1478 - Garcia
Coverage of Certain Eating Disorders
03/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to coverage of certain eating disorders as serious mental illnesses under certain group health benefit plans.
S 1494 - Uresti
Educational Needs of Homeless Students
04/14/2015 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to the educational needs of homeless students.
S 1519 - Seliger
Utilization Review Agents
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to notice and appeal of an adverse determination by utilization review agents.
S 1524 - West
Foster Care Adolescents
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the eligibility of certain foster care adolescents and former foster care adolescents for benefits under the Medicaid program.
S 1528 - Burton
Corporate Donations
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to corporate donations to a charity chosen by a political contributor.
S 1532 - Burton
Associate Commissioner for Veterans Services
04/15/2015 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to the appointment of an associate commissioner for veterans services at the Health and Human Services Commission.
S 1545 - Perry
Medicaid Managed Care Organizations
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the establishment of an advisory committee to develop a process for the collection of information necessary to facilitate physician credentialing by Medicaid managed care organizations.
S 1546 - Perry
Advance Directives
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to advance directives, including do-not-resuscitate orders; creates a criminal offense.
S 1558 - Campbell
Health Benefit Plan Coverage
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to health benefit plan coverage for certain equipment and supplies associated with diabetes treatment.
S 1559 - Zaffirini
Employment for Persons with Disabilities
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to an interagency plan to promote competitive and integrated employment for persons with disabilities.
S 1561 - Zaffirini
Anatomical Gift Registry
04/15/2015 - Placed on intent calendar.
Relates to contributions and registrations for an anatomical gift registry; authorizes a fee.
S 1574 - Uresti
Emergency Response Employees or Volunteers
04/15/2015 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to emergency response employees or volunteers and others exposed or potentially exposed to certain diseases or parasites.
S 1580 - Garcia
Studies on Homeless Veterans and Youth
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.
Relates to studies on homeless veterans and youth.
S 1585 - Lucio Ed
Feasibility of Establishing a Prepaid Investment Plan
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to a study on the feasibility of establishing a prepaid investment plan or other product to help citizens of this state finance and access residential care.
S 1602 - Kolkhorst
Medicaid Managed Care Benefits
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the delivery of certain Medicaid managed care benefits and reimbursement rates for certain of those services.
S 1612 - Kolkhorst
Medicaid Managed Care Prescription Reimbursement
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under the Medicaid managed care and child health plan programs.
S 162 - Rodriguez Jo
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Projects
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso.
S 1624 - Rodriguez Jo
Higher Education Mental Health Orientation
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to a requirement that entering undergraduate students at a public institution of higher education attend an orientation regarding mental health and suicide prevention services.
S 1641 - West
Elderly Person in Risk of Abuse Risk Assessment
04/15/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to developing and maintaining risk assessment criteria for use in determining whether an elderly or disabled person is in imminent risk of abuse.
S 1664 - Perry
State Achieving a Better Life Experience Establishment
04/15/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the establishment of the State Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizes the imposition of fees.
S 1672 - Lucio Ed
School Concussion Oversight Teams Membership
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the membership of school district and open-enrollment charter school concussion oversight teams.
S 1684 - Huffines
Authorization to Carry Concealed Handguns
04/13/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to authorizing certain first responders to carry a concealed handgun while on duty and to the prosecution of certain related offenses; provides for a fee.
S 1687 - Ellis
Ad Valorem Taxation
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by charitable organizations that engage in or support the planting, growing, cultivation, or maintenance of trees in public areas.
S 1689 - Taylor V
Telemedicine Medical Services
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the reimbursement of providers under the Medicaid program for the provision of telemedicine medical services in a school-based setting.
S 1698 - Huffman
Postpartum Depression
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to coverage for certain services relating to postpartum depression under the medical assistance and chip perinatal programs.
S 1699 - Huffman
Postpartum Depression Awareness Month
04/15/2015 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to the designation of May as Postpartum Depression Awareness Month.
S 1713 - Campbell
Voluntary Veterans Employment Preference
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to a voluntary veteran's employment preference for private employers.
S 1733 - Uresti
Physicians Patient Information Confidentiality
04/14/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/16/2015.
Relates to the confidentiality of a physician's patient information in certain judicial proceedings.
S 1737 - Hinojosa
Designation of a Segment of State Highway 83
03/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Relates to the designation of a segment of State Highway 83 in Hidalgo County as the World War II Veterans of the 349th Regiment of the 88th Infantry Division Memorial Highway.
S 1745 - Hinojosa
Federal Americans With Disabilities Act Violation
03/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
S 1749 - Hinojosa
Citrus Pest and Disease Management
04/15/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to citrus pest and disease management.
S 1750 - West
Requirements for Certain Employment Positions
04/15/2015 - Placed on intent calendar.
Relates to the requirements for employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program.
S 1780 - Menendez
Administration of Rabies Vaccine
04/13/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the administration of rabies vaccine under a local rabies control program.
S 1781 - Menendez
Euthanasia in a County or Municipal Animal Shelter
04/13/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to euthanasia as a last resort in a county or municipal animal shelter in certain counties.
S 1793 - West
Sales Tax Exemption on Certain Items for the Elderly
03/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to the exemption of certain mobility items and daily general use items for the elderly to be exempted from sales taxes.
S 1821 - Campbell
Local Option Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
04/13/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.
S 1824 - Campbell
Awarding of Texas Legislative Medal of Honor
04/08/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to limitations on awarding the State Legislative Medal of Honor.
S 1836 - Menendez
Chronic Respiratory Disease State Strategic Plan
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to a chronic respiratory disease state strategic plan developed by the Department of State Health Services.
S 1839 - Menendez
Possession and Use of Cannabis for Medical Purposes
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of cannabis for medical purposes; authorizes fees.
S 1841 - Hall
Verification of Employment Authorization
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the verification of employment authorization by governmental entities, state contractors, and state grant recipients, including the use of the federal E-verify program.
S 1843 - West
Local Option Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 1853 - Lucio Ed
Program for Detection of Certain Criminal Offenses
04/14/2015 - Testimony taken in committee.
Relates to authorizing the Department of Public Safety of the state to establish a statewide program for the prevention and detection of certain criminal offenses.
S 187 - Creighton
Medicaid Fraud Defense
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to a defense to prosecution of the offense of Medicaid fraud.
S 1879 - Zaffirini
Grants From the Fund for Veterans Assistance
04/16/2015 - Placed on intent calendar.
Relates to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance.
S 1880 - Zaffirini
Authority to Investigate Abuse of Certain Individuals
04/15/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the authority of the Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate abuse, neglect, or exploitation of individuals receiving services from certain providers.
S 1881 - Zaffirini
Supported Decision Making Agreement for Disabled Adults
04/15/2015 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to authorizing supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities.
S 1883 - Zaffirini
Administration of Certain Housing Funds
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS.
Relates to the administration of housing funds set aside for persons with disabilities through the homebuyer assistance program.
S 1884 - Zaffirini
Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy Under Medicaid Program
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the provision of cognitive rehabilitation therapy under the Medicaid program.
S 1885 - Zaffirini
Reimbursement for Home Telemonitoring Services
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the reimbursement of providers for the provision of certain home telemonitoring services under the Medicaid program.
S 1886 - Zaffirini
Telemedicine Medical Services for Certain Children
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to developing a program to provide telemedicine medical services to certain children.
S 1890 - Zaffirini
Electronic Monitoring At State Supported Living Centers
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the electronic monitoring of residents at state supported living centers.
S 1892 - Garcia
Study on Homeless Youth
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to a study on homeless youth.
S 1901 - Campbell
Certain Diseases or Parasite Exposure
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to emergency response employees or volunteers and others exposed or potentially exposed to certain diseases or parasites.
S 1912 - Perry
Authorizing Supported Decision Making Agreements
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to authorizing supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities.
S 1914 - Watson
Creation of the Texas Health Improvement Network
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to creation of the State Health Improvement Network.
S 1928 - Seliger
Authority of the Health and Services Commission
04/16/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing in subcommittee 04/20/2015.
Relates to the rulemaking authority of the Health and Services Commission to provide for the placement of refugees in this state.
S 1933 - Garcia
Exemption From the Sales and Use Tax
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to an exemption from the sales and use tax for items sold through a vending machine operated by certain nonprofit organizations.
S 1935 - Campbell
Child Welfare Service Provider Rights of Conscience
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare service providers.
S 194 - Ellis
HIV and AIDS Testing
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Authorizes a person to opt-out of HIV testing in routine medical screenings; requires a health care provider to so inform a person of their option to opt-out of the test; specifies that a health benefit plan may not exclude or deny coverage for the performance of medical tests or procedures to determine HIV infection, antibodies to HIV, or infection, regardless to whether the test or procedure is related to a primary diagnosis; provides any standard plan must include certain coverage.
S 195 - Schwertner
Prescriptions for Controlled Substances
04/09/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to prescriptions for controlled substances, access to information about those prescriptions, and the duties of prescribers and other entities registered with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration; authorizes fees; amends provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
S 196 - Schwertner
Physician Assistants Controlled Substance Registration
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to controlled substance registration by physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses; registration-related imposes fees.
S 1962 - Hinojosa
Awarding of Contracts of the Veterans' Land Board
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.
Relates to the awarding of certain contracts of the Veterans' Land Board to veteran-owned businesses.
S 1963 - Hinojosa
Contracts to Provide Healthcare to Veterans
04/15/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's authority to contract with federal agencies to provide healthcare to veterans.
S 197 - Schwertner
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute Finance
04/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH.
Relates to the financial self-sufficiency of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of the state.
S 1971 - Huffman
Regulation of Licensed Dyslexia Practitioners
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the transfer of the regulation of licensed dyslexia practitioners and licensed dyslexia therapists to the State Department of Licensing and Regulation.
S 1975 - Zaffirini
Study of Significant Oil/Gas Activities in Rural Areas
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to a study of the economic cost of significant oil and gas activity in rural areas of the state.
S 1979 - Hall
Study of the Fiscal Impact of Certain Health System
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the study of the fiscal impact on local governments in Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall Counties of restructuring the NorthSTAR behavioral health system and the effective implementation the Sunset Commission Health and Human Services Commission Issue 9 recommendation.
S 1980 - Garcia
Advanced Practice Nurse As Primary Care Provider
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the participation of an advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider for certain governmental and other health benefit plans.
S 1986 - Taylor L
Recreation and Wellness Facility Fee
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing a recreation and wellness facility fee at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
S 1995 - Menendez
Establishment of a Health Care Pilot Program
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the establishment of a health care pilot program for low-income individuals.
S 1999 - Menendez
Adult Day Care
04/15/2015 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to adult day care.
S 2001 - Garcia
State Women Veterans Program Establishment & Operation
04/15/2015 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to the establishment and operation of the State Women Veterans Program.
S 203 - Nelson
Health Services Authority Continuation and Functions
04/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the continuation and functions of the State Health Services Authority as a quasi-governmental entity and the electronic exchange of health care information.
S 204 - Hinojosa
Department of Aging & Disability Services Functions
04/13/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the functions and operations of the Department of Aging and Disability Services; increases penalties.
S 2054 - Birdwell
Transfer of State Property
04/15/2015 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to the transfer of certain state property from the State Juvenile Justice Department to the State Orphans Home Alumni Association.
S 2058 - Lucio Ed
Food Allergen Awareness in Food Service Establishments
04/16/2015 - INTRODUCED.
Relates to food allergen awareness in food service establishments; authorizes a fee; requires a food allergen awareness certification for certain food service employees.
S 211 - Schwertner
Governor's Committee on People With Disabilities
02/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the continuation and functions of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.
S 212 - Birdwell
Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities
04/15/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the abolishment of the State Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller of public accounts.
S 219 - Schwertner
Health and Human Services
04/02/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifies certain statutory provisions; authorizes the imposition of fees.
S 252 - Ellis
Issuance of Revenue Bonds
01/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a personalized cancer care building at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
S 272 - Hancock
Voluntary Contribution to Special Olympics
04/15/2015 - Testimony taken in committee.
Relates to making a voluntary contribution to the Special Olympics State fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration.
S 278 - Watson
Residence Homestead Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
03/04/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
S 28 - Zaffirini
Immunity From Liability
04/15/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to immunity from liability for public and open-enrollment charter school campuses that maintain a supply of anaphylaxis medicine for emergency use.
S 282 - Watson
Charitable Organization Property Ad Valorem Taxation
01/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to the period for which certain property acquired by a charitable organization to provide low-income housing may be exempted from ad valorem taxation.
S 289 - Estes
Volunteer Firefighters Licensure or Certification
03/23/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams.
S 29 - Zaffirini
Immunization Registry Data
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.
S 30 - Zaffirini
Home Living Waiver Program
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to financial eligibility for the state home living (TxHmL) waiver program.
S 304 - Schwertner
Abuse and Neglect of Facility Residents
03/30/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the abuse and neglect of residents of certain facilities.
S 31 - Zaffirini
Volunteer Firefighter Authority to hold Tax-free Sales
03/25/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the authority of certain volunteer firefighter and emergency services organizations to hold tax-free sales or auctions.
S 322 - Schwertner
Pharmacists Pharmacies and Pharmaceutical Care Access
02/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to access to pharmacists, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical care under certain health benefit plans.
S 332 - Schwertner
Pharmacy Benefits Maximum Allowable Cost Lists
04/09/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the use of maximum allowable cost lists related to pharmacy benefits.
S 339 - Eltife
Dispensing Organizations and Cannabis Regulation
02/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the medical use of low-THC cannabis and the regulation of related organizations and individuals; requires a dispensing organization to obtain a license to dispense low-THC cannabis and any employee of a dispensing organization to obtain a registration; authorizes fees.
S 35 - Zaffirini
State Information Security Plans Management of Risks
04/08/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans; provides that each state agency shall include in the agency's information security plan a written acknowledgment that the executive director or other head of the state agency, the chief financial officer, and each executive manager as designated by the state agency have been made aware of the risks revealed during the preparation of the agency's information security plan.
S 354 - Nelson
Children's Advocacy Centers
04/09/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the transfer to the Health and Human Services Commission of contracting authority for children's advocacy centers and volunteer advocate programs.
S 373 - West
Increased Oversight By the Department of State Health
03/23/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to increased oversight by the Department of State Health Services of hospitals that commit certain violations.
S 374 - Schwertner
State Agencies Participation in E-verify Requirement
02/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.
S 378 - Rodriguez Jo
Social Workers Providing Volunteer Health Care Services
03/31/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations.
S 38 - Zaffirini
Employment First Task Force
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to creation of an employment-first task force advisory committee to make recommendations for increasing and expanding postsecondary educational opportunities and access for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
S 382 - Uresti
Automated External Defibrillator and Education Credit
03/31/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to public school educator continuing education credit for instruction on the use of an automated external defibrillator.
S 388 - Rodriguez Jo
Advisory Committee on Suicide Prevention
02/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Suicide Prevention.
S 397 - Rodriguez Jo
Veterans' Assistance Lottery Game Advertising
04/15/2015 - Placed on intent calendar.
Relates to the marketing and advertising of the veterans' assistance lottery game.
S 401 - Schwertner
State Contractors E-verify Participation
02/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.
S 41 - Zaffirini
Disabled Peace Officers Higher Education Fees Exemption
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to exemptions for disabled peace officers from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.
S 423 - West
Medical Assistance Eligibility Expansion
02/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to expanding eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and ensuring the provision of quality care under and the effectiveness of the medical assistance program.
S 424 - Schwertner
Licensing and Regulation of Hospitals
03/17/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the licensing and regulation of hospitals in this state; increases the amount of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain hospitals.
S 425 - Schwertner
Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facilities
04/15/2015 - Placed on intent calendar.
Relates to health care information provided by and notice of facility fees charged by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities and the availability of mediation.
S 448 - Hinojosa
Permanent Fund Money Use for Health-related Programs
04/15/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs.
S 460 - Schwertner
Pharmacists and Pharmacies Licensing and Regulation
04/14/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the licensing and regulation of pharmacists and pharmacies.
S 461 - Perry
Abusable Synthetic Substance False Labeling
03/24/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to false or misleading packaging, labeling, or advertising of certain abusable synthetic substances; provides criminal and civil penalties.
S 468 - Rodriguez Jo
Minor Consent to Childbirth and Contraception Treatment
02/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to childbirth and contraception.
S 472 - Rodriguez Jo
Employee Within State Agencies as Veteran's Liaison
02/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.
Relates to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veteran's liaison.
S 480 - Perry
Medication or Vaccination Administration by Pharmacist
02/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the administration of a medication, immunization, or vaccination by a pharmacist.
S 488 - Seliger
Criteria for Awarding the State Purple Heart Medal
03/02/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the criteria for awarding the State Purple Heart Medal to members of the armed Forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.
S 497 - Watson
Public Improvements and Reinvestment Zone
02/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to the use of money in a tax increment fund to pay costs related to public improvements used for social services programs and permanent supportive housing that promotes the development or redevelopment of a reinvestment zone.
S 508 - Rodriguez Jo
Employment of Veterans By Public Entity
02/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to the employment of veterans by a public entity or public work of this state.
S 515 - Bettencourt
Residence Homestead Exemption Amount Increase
02/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
S 532 - Fraser
Regional Emergency Communications Districts
02/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS.
Relates to the creation of regional emergency communications districts; authorizes the issuance of bonds; authorizes a fee.
S 538 - Schwertner
Control of Infectious Diseases
03/31/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the control of infectious diseases; declares a state of infectious emergency if the governor finds that an infectious disease poses a serious and imminent risk to the health and safety of the citizens.
S 542 - Kolkhorst
Prescription and Pharmaceutical Substitution
04/01/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the prescription and pharmaceutical substitution of biological products.
S 547 - Ellis
Epidemiological Reports and Immunization Exemption Data
02/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to epidemiological reports and immunization exemption data and reports.
S 55 - Nelson
Community Mental Health Programs For Veterans Grant
04/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans with mental illness.
S 553 - Schwertner
Department of Aging and Disability Services Dispute
02/25/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the informal dispute resolution process for certain disputes between the Department of Aging and Disability Services and certain long-term care facilities.
S 582 - Kolkhorst
Education and Training Programs for Food Handlers
04/09/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to education and training programs for food handlers; eliminates the authority of a local health jurisdiction to require certain fees.
S 59 - Nelson
Services for Victims of Family Violence
04/09/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to exempting the procurement of services for victims of family violence from competitive bidding requirements.
S 607 - Hancock
Interagency Council for the Homeless
04/14/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the State Interagency Council for the Homeless.
S 608 - Hancock
Tangible Personal Property Relate Exemption
02/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to an exemption for certain tangible personal property related to medical data centers from the sales and use tax.
S 612 - Burton
Prohibition of Employment Discrimination
02/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to the prohibition of certain employment discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder.
S 642 - Bettencourt
Franchise or Insurance Premium Tax Credit
03/26/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations.
S 66 - Hinojosa
Epinephrine Auto Injectors
04/15/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on public and open-enrollment charter school campuses and at off-campus school-sanctioned events.
S 660 - Rodriguez Jo
Veteran Entrepreneur Program Regional Coordinators
04/09/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to regional coordinators within the veteran entrepreneur program.
S 664 - Taylor V
Employment Termination for Falsifying Military Record
04/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to employment termination for falsification of military record in obtaining employment or employment benefits.
S 674 - Campbell
Instruction in Educator Training Programs
02/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to instruction regarding mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide in educator training programs.
S 688 - Schwertner
Governor's Committee on People With Disabilities
02/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the continuation and functions of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.
S 69 - Ellis
School Nurses
04/14/2015 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to a notification requirement if a public school campus or open-enrollment charter school does not have a nurse assigned to the campus during all instructional hours.
S 694 - Bettencourt
Patients With Terminal Illnesses Drug Access
04/09/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.
S 702 - Hinojosa
Reimbursement for Ambulance Services
02/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to reimbursement for ambulance services provided to persons enrolled in the Medicaid managed care program.
S 746 - Whitmire
Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators
04/14/2015 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
S 751 - Rodriguez Jo
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Authority
03/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the scope of practice of and the prescribing and ordering authority of advanced practice registered nurses.
S 760 - Schwertner
Medicaid Managed Care Organization Provider Access
04/07/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to provider access requirements for a Medicaid managed care organization; relates to health care services.
S 785 - Uresti
Assisted Living Facility License Applicant
04/16/2015 - Not again placed on intent calendar.
Relates to requirements for assisted living facility license applicants.
S 788 - Eltife
Requiring Direct Access to 9-1-1 Service
04/14/2015 - Placed on intent calendar.
Relates to requiring direct access to 9-1-1 service from certain telephone systems and Internet Protocol services.
S 791 - Kolkhorst
Congenital Cytomegalovirus in Infants Testing
04/07/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to testing for and education about congenital cytomegalovirus in infants; develops and publishes informational materials on the website for women who may become pregnant.
S 805 - Campbell
Qualified Veteran's Employment Preference
03/30/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference.
S 806 - Campbell
College Credit for Heroes Program
03/31/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the College Credit for Heroes program.
S 807 - Campbell
Occupational License Application and Examination Fees
04/14/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.
S 831 - Kolkhorst
Voluntary and Informed Consent to an Abortion
03/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion and prevention of coerced abortions; provides penalties; creates an offense.
S 832 - Campbell
Coordinating Council for Veterans Affairs Workgroups
03/23/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to the coordinating workgroups of the State Coordinating Council for Veterans Services.
S 835 - Taylor V
Punishment for Offense of Fraudulent Military Record
04/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to increasing the punishment for the offense of fraudulent or fictitious military record.
S 836 - Watson
School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Management
04/14/2015 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to management services for the physical facilities of the State School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the State School for the Deaf.
S 840 - Watson
Watercraft and Trailer Registration Fees for Veterans
04/15/2015 - Considered in public hearing.
Relates to watercraft and certain trailer registration fees for veterans with disabilities.
S 843 - Taylor L
Prompt Payment of Health Care Claims
03/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to prompt payment of health care claims, including payment for immunizations, vaccines, and serums.
S 847 - Rodriguez Jo
Child Health Plan Program Waiting Period
03/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to prohibiting a waiting period requirement for coverage under the child health plan program.
S 874 - Campbell
Photo Identification Requirement to Use State Benefits
03/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to a photo identification requirement to use certain state benefits.
S 89 - Ellis
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 90 - Ellis
Health Benefit Plan Rates
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Relates to notice and prior approval of health benefit plan rates; includes an insurance company, a group hospital service corporation, a fraternal benefit society, a stipulated premium company, an exchange, a multiple employer welfare arrangement, a health maintenance organization and an approved nonprofit health corporation; requires notice of a rate increase.
S 910 - Zaffirini
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
03/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
S 914 - Kolkhorst
Long Term-care Facility Surveys and Dispute Resolution
04/14/2015 - Not again placed on intent calendar.
Relates to a council on long-term care facility surveys and informal dispute resolution.
S 918 - Nichols
Claiming an Exemption From Ad Valorem Tax Procedure
04/09/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran's organization.
S 921 - Watson
Creation and Administration of a Disaster Recovery Fund
03/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Relates to the creation and administration of a disaster recovery fund.
S 94 - Hinojosa
Pharmacy Benefit Claims
04/09/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to certain fees charged for the adjudication of pharmacy benefit claims; relates to a pharmacy benefits manager; prohibits charge fees for any step related to a claim, including adjudication of a pharmacy benefit claim, processing or transmission of a claim development or management of a claim processing or adjudication network or participation in a claim processing or adjudication network.
S 947 - Zaffirini
Off-campus Employment Positions Feasibility Study
03/25/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Relates to a study and report by the State Higher Education Coordinating Board on the feasibility of providing off-campus employment positions through the State college work-study program.
S 952 - West
Physical Fitness Assessment Results Parent Notification
03/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on EDUCATION.
Relates to parental notification of physical fitness assessment results and development of wellness plans for certain public school students.
S 964 - Fraser
Awarding the Purple Heart Medal Criteria
03/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.
Relates to the criteria for awarding the State Purple Heart Medal to members of the armed Forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.
S 968 - West
School Prescription Drug Misuse Awareness Curriculum
04/14/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a prescription drug misuse awareness component of the health curriculum used in public schools.
SCR 24 - Taylor L
State Capitol Complex Construction Approval
04/16/2015 - Placed on intent calendar.
Authorizes the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument at the state Capitol Complex, at a site outside the historic Capitol grounds, honoring veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
SCR 26 - Fraser
Direct Resolution
03/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.
Directs the governor to award the State Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously to Lieutenant Colonel Ed Dyess.
SJR 1 - Nelson
Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
03/25/2015 - Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Proposes a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a portion of the market value of a residence homestead based on the median market value of all residence homesteads in the state, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount.
SJR 16 - Campbell
Health Insurance Coverage Purchase Choice
02/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
Proposes a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage without penalty, sanction or threat of penalty or sanction; prohibits a state agency, public official, employee, or political subdivision of this state to impose, collect, enforce, or effectuate a penalty or sanction intended to punish or discourage the exercise of the right described.
SJR 21 - Watson
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
03/04/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts.
SJR 28 - Bettencourt
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
02/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount.
SJR 40 - Zaffirini
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
03/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.
SJR 46 - Menendez
Residence Homestead Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
03/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts.
SJR 57 - Bettencourt
Amount of the Residence Homestead Exemption
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Proposes a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly.
SJR 60 - Campbell
Constitutional Amendment
04/13/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.
SJR 64 - Lucio Ed
Constitutional Amendment
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS.
Proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of emergency response districts; provides authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
SR 101 - Watson
Turner Syndrome Awareness Month
02/04/2015 - Passed SENATE.
Observes February of 2015 as Turner Syndrome Awareness Month.
SR 177 - Schwertner
Nurse Day
02/17/2015 - Passed SENATE.
Proclaims February 24, 2015, as Nurse Day.
SR 20 - Schwertner
Celebrating Nurse Anesthetists Week
01/21/2015 - Passed SENATE.
Celebrates State Nurse Anesthetists Week.
SR 247 - Nelson
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Day
02/23/2015 - Passed SENATE.
Proclaims March 4, 2015 as American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Day.
SR 276 - Schwertner
State Pharmacy Day
03/02/2015 - Passed SENATE.
Celebrates April 8, 2015, as State Pharmacy Day.
SR 313 - Creighton
Proclamation Resolution
03/04/2015 - Passed SENATE.
Proclaims March 3, 2015, as 9-1-1 Day.
 
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