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H 1 - Otto
General Appropriations Bill
06/20/2015 - Line Item Vetoed by GOVERNOR.
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
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
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
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 704
Relates to premium payment assistance for insurance coverage for hemophilia medical treatment; provides that in addition to providing financial assistance, the department may assist an eligible person in obtaining insurance by providing premium payment assistance.
H 1041 - Collier
Medicaid Reimbursement Disputes Judicial Review
05/12/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to administrative and judicial review of certain Medicaid reimbursement disputes; authorizes a fee.
H 1048 - Farias
Veterans Court Programs Participation Eligibility
05/08/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/12/2015.
Relates to the redesignation of veterans court programs as veterans treatment court programs, the administration of those programs, the expunction of arrest records and files for certain participants who successfully complete a program, and the issuance of orders of nondisclosure for participants convicted of a misdemeanor; changing a fee.
H 1052 - Parker
Hydrocephalus Awareness Month Designation
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 285
Designates 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 1061 - Turner C
Interference with Public Duties
07/23/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 519
Relates to the prosecution of the offense of interference with public duties; provides that there is a rebuttable presumption that the actor interferes with a peace officer if it is shown at trial that the actor intentionally disseminated the home address, home telephone number, emergency contact information, or social security number of the officer or a family member of the officer or any other information; exempts a radio or television station or a free newspaper of general circulation.
H 1069 - Rodriguez E
Services for Persons Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
05/14/2015 - Amended on HOUSE floor.
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 1083 - Marquez
Mental Health Assessment of Inmates
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 705
Relates to a mental health assessment of certain inmates of the State Department of Criminal Justice; provides that before the department may confine an inmate in administrative segregation, an appropriate medical or mental health care professional must perform a mental health assessment of the inmate; provides that the department may not confine an inmate in administrative segregation if the assessment indicates that type of confinement is not appropriate for the inmate's medical or mental health.
H 1093 - Guillen
STAR Medicaid Managed Care Rate-setting Process
04/27/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to transparency in the STAR Medicaid managed care rate-setting process.
H 1094 - Geren
Workers Compensation Death Benefit Eligibility
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to workers' compensation death benefits for survivors of first responders, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and others killed in the line of duty; provides that a spouse who remarried is eligible for death benefits for life if the employee was a first responder who suffered death in the course and scope of employment or while providing services as a volunteer.
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
05/04/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
04/30/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
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 1143 - Dukes
Foster Children Who are Pregnant or Minor Parents
05/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to information and services for foster children who are pregnant or minor parents.
H 1146 - Kacal
Public Water Supply System Operators
07/20/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 392
Relates to persons who may operate a public water supply system; provides that the licensed operator of a water supply system may be a volunteer; provides that the owner or manager of a water supply system that is operated by a volunteer shall maintain a record of each volunteer operator showing the name of the volunteer, contact information for the volunteer, and the time period for which the volunteer is responsible for operating the water supply system.
H 115 - Dale
Purple Heart Medal
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 144
Provides 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 1170 - Farney
Open Enrollment Charter Schools Laws Applicability
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the applicability to open-enrollment charter schools of laws regarding local governments and political subdivisions; provides that an open-enrollment charter school may not issue public securities; provides that an open-enrollment charter school may elect to extend workers' compensation benefits to employees of the school through any method available and is to be considered a political subdivision; amends provisions regarding a tax-exempt open-enrollment charter school.
H 1171 - Farney
Open Enrollment Charter Schools Immunity and Liability
06/18/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Provides for the applicability of immunity and liability laws to open-enrollment charter schools to the same extent as school districts, employees and volunteers; provides that an open-enrollment charter is a local government and a payment on a tort claim must comply with the Civil Practice and Remedies Code; provides that an open-enrollment charter school is a local governmental entity and is subject to liability on a contract, and only in the manner that liability is provided for a school district.
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
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 267
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 disaster response services and who are unable to leave or are required to remain at their assignment areas due to the disaster.
H 1211 - Fletcher
Medical Care to Inmates
05/04/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to the provision of medical care to inmates confined by the State Department of Criminal Justice.
H 1229 - Anderson R
Waiver of Certain State Park Fees for U.S. Veterans
05/06/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to a waiver of certain state park fees for United States veterans.
H 1231 - Fletcher
Membership of School District and Open Enrollment Chart
05/08/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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
05/11/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/12/2015.
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 procedures for establishing applicable fees for those services.
H 1264 - Wu
Preservation of Toxicological Evidence
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 286
Relates to the preservation of toxicological evidence collected in connection with certain intoxication offenses; relates to blood and urine; provides retention times; relates to juveniles; relates to a governmental or public entity, an individual, a law enforcement agency, prosecutor's office, or crime laboratory, that is charged with the collection, storage, preservation, analysis, or retrieval of toxicological evidence.
H 1265 - Wu
Unsolicited Advertisement of Goods
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to a deceptive act or practice involving a solicitation in connection with a good or service or involving the production, sale, distribution, or promotion of certain synthetic substances.
H 127 - McClendon
Specialty License Plates
07/08/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 335
Provides for issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Commendation Medal.
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 1273 - Farias
Military Specialty License Plates
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 716
Relates to certain military specialty license plates regarding service in Korea; provide that there is no additional fee for such plates.
H 1282 - Zerwas
Human Papillomavirus Associated Cancer Strategic Plan
05/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
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
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 719
Relates to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual; includes a person with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disability, intellectual disability, severe emotional disturbance or traumatic brain injury; provides an affirmative defense to prosecution that the person did not know the individual was disabled.
H 1309 - Turner Sy
Notification of Death of a Child in Foster Care
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 722
Relates to the notification of certain persons concerning certain events related to a child in foster care or in the managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services to include a change in the child's medical condition, enrollment or participation of the child in a drug research program, an initial prescription of a psychotropic medication, and a change of a residential child-care facility; requires notification of State legislative representatives about the death of such child.
H 1317 - Bohac
Governor Committee on Persons with Disabilities
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to a report on laws, standards, and policies regarding parking for persons with disabilities to be prepared by the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.
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
05/11/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 723
Relates to the payment of costs incurred by the involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness; provides that such costs shall be paid by the county in which emergency detention procedures are initiated; provides that the county may not pay costs from any fees collected under Section 51.704, Government Code; provides that costs shall be billed by the clerk of the court conducting the hearings.
H 1330 - Naishtat
Involuntary Payment of Costs by Mental Illness Persons
05/05/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the payment of costs incurred by the involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness.
H 1337 - Naishtat
Assisted Living Facilities Guardianship Orders
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 724
Relates to requiring institutions and assisted living facilities to maintain guardianship orders of residents; provides for the inspection of such orders for residents who are the subject of alleged abuse, neglect or exploitation.
H 1338 - Naishtat
Training for Peace Officers and First Responders
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 725
Establishes and maintains a training program for peace officers and first responders that provides information on veterans with combat-related trauma, post-traumatic stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, or a traumatic brain injury; provides that officers may not complete the training by taking an online course.
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 1360 - Isaac
Exemption of Vehicles From Registration Fees
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 726
Exempts from registration fees U.S. Coast Guard auxiliary vehicles used for search and rescue, emergency communications, and disaster operations.
H 1362 - Shaheen
Local Option Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
05/11/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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 1364 - Miller R
Specialty License Plates Issuance
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Provides for issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.
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
Department Of Family and Protective Services Ombudsman
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ADMINISTRATION.
Relates to the ombudsman for the Department of Family and Protective Services; relates to developing statewide procedures in order to receive complaints 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
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 224
Relates to certain diseases or illnesses suffered by firefighters and emergency medical technicians; relates to worker compensation claims; provides that a rebuttal must include a statement that describes, in detail, the evidence that the person reviewed before making the determination that a cause not associated with the individual's service as a firefighter or emergency medical technician caused the individual's disease or illness.
H 1393 - Turner Sy
Home and Community-based Services Program Establishment
05/05/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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 1396 - Workman
Construction Of Statutes that Create Criminal Offenses
06/20/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to criminal offenses, punishments, procedures and the construction of statutes and rules that create or define criminal offenses and penalties; relates to a search warrant for access to a cellular telephone or other wireless communications device, trial priorities in criminal actions in which the alleged victim is younger than fourteen years, pecuniary loss, value of stolen property, debtor sale of secured property and false Medicaid claims.
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 1403 - Sheets
Definition of Health Care Liability Claim
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 728
Relates to the definition of a health care liability claim for the purposes of certain laws governing those claims against a subdivision; provides that the term does not include a cause of action related to workers' compensation against a political subdivision employer by an employee or the employee's surviving spouse or heir.
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
07/20/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 395
Provides for administration of housing funds set aside for persons with disabilities through the homebuyer assistance program; provides that the department may not require a person to enter into a contract to purchase a home before applying for or reserving funds allocated through the program; requires an adequate period of time in which to locate a home for purchase using funds made available under the 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
06/23/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 96
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
04/16/2015 - Committee substitute considered 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
05/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.
Relates to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veterans liaison.
H 1463 - Raymond
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
06/16/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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 1464 - Raymond
Ad Valorem Tax Appraisal Eligibility
07/10/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 352
Relates to the procedure for determining that certain land is no longer eligible for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land because of diversion to non-agricultural use; relates to persons sixty-five years of age or older; provides that a required form must include a space for the claimant to state the claimant's date of birth; provides that failure to provide the date of birth does not affect a claimant's eligibility to have the land appraised under this subchapter.
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
05/07/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
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 1492 - Miller D
Asbestos or Silica Trust Claims
07/23/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 532
Provides a claimant who has filed an action to recover damages for or arising from an asbestos- or silica-related injury shall make a trust claim against each asbestos or silica trust the claimant believes may owe compensation or damages to the claimant for the injury that is the basis of the claimant's action; provides the necessary filing requirements; requires a review of the related fees; relates to notification requirements to action participants; authorizes a trust claim supplemental.
H 1514 - Sheffield J
Health Insurance Identification Cards Issued
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 732
Relates to health insurance identification cards issued through an exchange by qualified health plan issuers; provides for mandatory disclosures; requires a display on the card or document of the acronym QHP.
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
05/20/2015 - 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
06/20/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
05/11/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/12/2015.
Relates to creation of a search and rescue task force in each disaster field response region.
H 1558 - Parker
Churches Providing Shelter to Children
07/23/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 533
Relates to the authority of a municipality to regulate churches that provide overnight shelter for children; provides that a municipality may not adopt an ordinance, or enforce an existing ordinance, that prohibits a church from providing overnight shelter for children 17 years of age and younger; provides that a municipality may enforce an ordinance establishing limits on the number of nights a child may use such overnight shelter or the number of children that can be housed in the shelter per night.
H 1559 - Parker
Public School Internet Website Information
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to public school Internet website information concerning local programs and services available to assist homeless students.
H 1561 - Schaefer
Exemption From Security Licensure
05/11/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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 1583 - Clardy
Block Scheduling for Associate Degree
07/02/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 317
Relates to block scheduling for associate degree and certificate programs at public junior colleges to facilitate timely degree completion by students at public junior colleges, from among the allied health, nursing, and career and technology associate degree or certificate programs offered by a public junior college; provides that students may enroll in an entire block schedule curriculum offered in a semester, rather than enrolling in individual courses leading toward the degree or certificate.
H 1584 - Farias
Voluntary Donation to Veterans Assistance Fund
07/02/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 160
Relates to a voluntary donation to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a hunting or fishing license; includes an application process on the department's Internet website.
H 1592 - Frank
Legislative Budget Board State Budgets Comparisons
05/11/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.
Relates to comparisons of state budgets made by the Legislative Budget Board; applies to biennial fiscal size-up report.
H 1595 - Murr
Testing Defendants for Communicable Diseases
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 736
Relates to testing defendants or confined persons for communicable diseases; provides that an arrested person who, during a judicial proceeding or initial period of confinement following the arrest, or during the person's confinement after a conviction or adjudication resulting from the arrest, who causes the person's bodily fluids to come into contact with a peace officer, a magistrate, or an employee of a correctional facility where the person is confined, shall be tested for a communicable disease.
H 1617 - Paddie
Department of Public Safety Real Property Transactions
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 737
Relates to authorizing certain real property transactions involving the Department of Public Safety of the state.
H 1620 - Galindo
Prohibition of Employment Discrimination
05/08/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/12/2015.
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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to utilization review and notice and appeal of certain adverse determinations by utilization review agents.
H 1623 - Laubenberg
Provider Reimbursement Under Medicaid Program
05/11/2015 - 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.
H 1624 - Smithee
Health Benefit Plan Coverage Information Transparency
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to transparency of certain information related to certain health benefit plan coverage; provides a health benefit plan issuer shall display on a public Internet website maintained by the issuer formulary information as required by the Insurance Commissioner by rule; provides the manner in which the information is to be displayed; requires the Commissioner to develop and adopt requirements to promote consistency and clarity in the disclosure of formularies.
H 1648 - White M
Voluntary and Informed Consent to an Abortion
04/29/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 739
Relates to Medicaid billing for the service of substitute dentists; provides for adoption of rules ensuring that the same standards applying to a physician who bills the medical assistance program for services provided by a substitute physician apply also to a dentist who bills the medical assistance program for services provided by a substitute dentist.
H 1666 - Bonnen D
Damages from Emergency Response Training Exercise
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the liability of certain persons for damages arising from training exercises to prepare the persons to respond to certain emergencies.
H 1670 - Sheets
Placenta Possession and Removal From a Hospital
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 740
Relates to the possession and removal of a placenta from a hospital or birthing center; requires a hospital or birthing center to allow a woman who has given birth in the facility from taking possession of or removing the placenta without a court order if certain requirements are met.
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
06/23/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 98
Provides for continuation and functions of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities; provides for public posting of requires long-range plans created by a state agency, a committee of a state agency, or a nonprofit organization.
H 168 - Larson
Parking for Distinguished Flying Cross Medal Recipients
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 675
Relates to privileged parking for Distinguished Flying Cross medal recipients; provides an exception from payment of a parking fee.
H 1680 - Raymond
Health Services Authority Continuation and Functions
04/17/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
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
05/13/2015 - Considered in local and consent calendars.
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
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 741
Eliminates 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
05/05/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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 1707 - Stephenson
Emergency Service Retirement System Contribution Method
07/02/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 290
Relates to the methods by which a political subdivision may submit contributions to the State Emergency Services Retirement System; includes a wire transfer, or as an automated clearinghouse withdrawal (ACH debit), unless an exception is granted.
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 1725 - Stephenson
Emergency Services Retirement System Local Boards
07/02/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 291
Relates to the composition of local boards of the State Emergency Services Retirement System; provides for selection of trustees to serve on local boards.
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
06/23/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 52
Relates to the administration of rabies vaccine under a local rabies control program; provides that a veterinarian is not required to establish a veterinarian-client-patient relationship before administering a rabies vaccine or supervising such administration.
H 175 - Miller R
Veterans Recovery Program and Hyperbaric Oxygen
05/25/2015 - Placed on intent calendar 05/25/2015.
Relates to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Program to provide certain veterans with diagnostic services, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, and support services to eligible veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury.
H 1762 - Otto
Creation of a Health Care Advocacy Program for Veterans
07/27/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 542
Relates to the creation of a health care advocacy program for veterans to resolve access issues raised by veterans in the state, coordinate with the Veterans Health Administration, coordinate with health care providers to expand opportunities to treat veterans, review and research certain programs, and accomplish other specified purposes.
H 1769 - Zerwas
Assisted Living Facility License Applicant Inspections
06/23/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 100
Relates to requirements for assisted living facility license applicants; provides that applicants in good standing may request an initial license that does not require an on-site health inspection; requires verification of policies, procedures and employee background checks; provides for a survey.
H 177 - Zedler
Research Collection and Use of Adult Stem Cells
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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; provides general requirements for adult stem cell use in health care and hospitals.
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
07/10/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 354
Relates to disclosure of confidential and privileged communications between a physician and a patient in a judicial proceeding in which the patient is a party and the disclosure or release is requested under a subpoena issued under civil or criminal procedure.
H 1786 - Dutton
Transfer of Driver and Traffic Safety Education
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the transfer of driver and traffic safety education from the State Education Agency and the Department of Public Safety to the State Department of Licensing and Regulation; changes the amount of certain fees.
H 179 - Zedler
Complaints against Physicians
05/01/2015 - Committee report sent to local and consent calendar.
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 1829 - Thompson E
Assault Committed Against Sports Participants
05/15/2015 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to increasing the punishment for assault committed against certain sports participants; relates to elderly individuals, disabled individuals, and young athletes.
H 183 - Dale
Federal Electronic Verification of Employment
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.
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
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ADMINISTRATION.
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
07/10/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 356
Relates to the establishment of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council.
H 1878 - Laubenberg
Reimbursement of Providers Under the Medicaid Program
06/16/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the reimbursement of providers under the Medicaid program for the provision of telemedicine medical services in a school-based setting; ensures reimbursement if the physician is not the patient's primary care physician or provider; physician must be an authorized Medicaid health care provider; patient must be a child who receives the service in a school-based setting; consent must be provided by a parent or legal guardian; health professional must be present during the treatment.
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
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 751
Relates to the establishment of a regional center for public safety excellence in the Rio Grande Valley to develop and provide education and training for law enforcement personnel.
H 1892 - Rodriguez E
Community School Grant Program Establishment
05/14/2015 - Amended on HOUSE floor.
Relates to the establishment of a state community school grant program; relates to a public elementary, middle, junior high, or high school that partners with one or more community-based organizations to coordinate academic, social, and health services to reduce barriers to learning and improve the quality of education for students in the community.
H 19 - King S
Preventive Services Program and Mental Health Program
07/08/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 324
Relates to a preventive services program and mental health programs for veterans and military families who are at high risk of family violence, abuse or neglect; includes collaboration with services for child welfare, services for early childhood education, and other child and family services programs.
H 1908 - Naishtat
Offenders With Mental Impairments Continuity of Care
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 753
Provides for continuity of care and service program for offenders with mental impairments; includes post-traumatic stress disorder.
H 1929 - Rose
Transportation Payment for Senior Activities
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 865
Relates to the payment from general funds by counties of a specified population for expenses associated with the transportation of senior citizens and their caregivers for civic, community, educational, and recreational activities.
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
07/08/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 503
Creates a recognition day on the last Sunday in September of each year in honor of Gold Star Mothers.
H 1942 - Simmons R
Order Authority Allowing Minors Abortion Consent
04/27/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/29/2015.
Relates to judicial authority to issue orders allowing minors to consent to abortions and disclosure of that authority.
H 1945 - Bonnen G
Direct Primary Care
07/02/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 165
Relates to direct primary care; relates to direct 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; includes professional limited liability companies owned entirely by a licensed individual; provides that a medical service agreement is not health or accident insurance or coverage and is not subject to regulation by the Texas Department of Insurance.
H 1952 - Springer
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute Awarded Grants
04/28/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
07/15/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 452
Requires certain public institutions of higher education to post information regarding mental health resources on the institution's Internet website; relates only to a general academic teaching institution, medical and dental unit, public junior college, public state college or public technical institute.
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
04/22/2015 - No action taken in committee.
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
04/27/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
05/14/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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
04/30/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to requiring direct access to 9-1-1 service from certain telephone systems and Internet Protocol services.
H 1998 - Coleman
Definition of Non-physician Mental Health Professional
05/15/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the definition of non-physician mental health professional for purposes of the State Mental Health Code.
H 2 - Otto
Supplemental Appropriations
06/20/2015 - Line Item Vetoed by GOVERNOR.
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
05/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to a pilot project to provide emergency telemedicine medical services in rural areas.
H 2012 - Sheets
Application and Examination Fees for Military Members
05/07/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/12/2015.
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 2020 - Martinez
Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic Duties
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the scope of duties of an emergency medical technician-paramedic and a licensed paramedic; relates to advanced life support, including health care provided to sustain life in an emergency, life-threatening situation, initiation of intravenous therapy, endotracheal or esophageal intubation, electrical cardiac defibrillation or cardioversion, and drug therapy procedures.
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
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 758
Provides for the establishment of a sentinel surveillance program for emerging and neglected tropical diseases; requires the identification by such surveillance individuals infected with such diseases, the maintenance of a central database of confirmed cases of such diseases, and the use of such information to investigate the incidence, prevalence, and trends of such diseases; provides the factors to be considered in the establishment of such program; requires the review of related medical record data.
H 2070 - Thompson S
Human Trafficking Victim Residential Services
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to certain requirements for certain facilities licensed by the Department of Family and Protective Services and the department's enforcement authority; makes changes relating to notice and hearing requirements and residential operations providing services to children who are victims of trafficking; removes certain fees for child-care facility and child-placing agency licensure; makes changes concerning enforcement policies and administrative penalties; provides for certain cease and desist orders.
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
07/27/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 552
Designates May as Postpartum Depression Awareness Month.
H 2082 - Laubenberg
Telemedicine Medical Services to Children Pilot Program
05/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to developing a pilot program to provide telemedicine medical services to certain children.
H 2084 - Munoz
STAR Medicaid Managed Care Rate-setting process
06/20/2015 - Vetoed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to transparency in the rate-setting processes for the Medicaid managed care and child health plan programs.
H 21 - Kacal
Patients With Terminal Illnesses Drug Access
07/20/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 502
Authorizes eligible patients with terminal illnesses to access investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials; requires informed consent, consultation with the physician and consideration of other treatment options.
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 2108 - Galindo
Medal for Members of the Military Forces
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 760
Relates to a medal for certain members of the military Forces who served during the Cold War.
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
07/02/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 169
Relates to charitable organizations, including charitable organizations that may conduct prescribed burning; relates to an organization or corporation organized and operated exclusively for wildfire mitigation, range management, or prescribed burning purposes.
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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the designation of centers of excellence to achieve health fetal outcomes in this state; designates centers of excellence for fetal diagnosis and therapy one or more health care entities or program in this state.
H 2133 - Raymond
Diabetes Treatment Supplies Health Benefit Coverage
05/12/2015 - Considered in public hearing.
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
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
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
05/14/2015 - Postponed.
Relates to waiving the fee for a fishing license for residents of this state who are at least 65 years of age.
H 2152 - Fletcher
Military Forces Members Confidentiality of Information
07/02/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 170
Relates to the confidentiality of certain information concerning service members of the state military Forces; relates to a service member's name, home address, rank, official title, pay rate or grade, state active duty orders, deployment locations, military duty addresses, awards and decorations, length of military service, and medical records.
H 2171 - Sheffield J
Information Maintained in the Immunization Registry
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 764
Relates to information maintained in the immunization registry with the consent of an individual after the individual becomes an adult; relates to written or electronic consent of an individual's parent, conservator or guardian; makes other changes concerning consent.
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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to suicide prevention training for educators in public schools.
H 2216 - Coleman
Drivers License Applicant Mental Health Information
07/27/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 553
Relates to information required of an applicant for a driver's license; provides that other than a general inquiry as to whether the applicant has a mental condition that may affect the applicant's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, an application may not include an inquiry regarding the mental health of the applicant, including an inquiry as to whether the applicant has been diagnosed with, treated for, or hospitalized for a psychiatric disorder.
H 2218 - Coleman
Instruction Regarding Mental Health and Substance Abuse
04/28/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to instruction regarding mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide in educator training programs.
H 2244 - Zerwas
Regulation of Medical Waste
07/23/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 407
Relates to the regulation of the handling, transportation, storage, and disposal of medical waste; requires a permit, registration, or other authorization for and otherwise regulating medical waste; requires the rules governing municipal solid waste to apply to medical waste; requires all treated medical waste such waste including sharps or residuals of sharps must include a statement to the landfill that the shipment has been treated and approved in accordance with specified rules.
H 2249 - Miller D
Emergency Response Districts Powers and Duties
04/22/2015 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to the creation, Powers and duties, and administration of emergency response districts; provides authority to impose taxes and issue bonds.
H 225 - Guillen
Controlled Substances Offenses
06/01/2015 - Vetoed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of a suspected overdose and a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.
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 2257 - White
Emergency Services Districts
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to certain emergency services districts that are exempted from filing an audit report; provides that a district that files compiled financial statements and that maintains an Internet website shall have posted on the district's website the compiled financial statements for the most recent three years.
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
05/15/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to a pilot program for donation and redistribution of certain unused prescription medications; authorizes a fee.
H 2280 - VanDeaver
Health Care Provider Participation Programs
06/18/2015 - Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature.
Relates to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties in the Texas-Louisiana border region that authorizes a county to collect a mandatory payment from each institutional health care provider to be deposited in a local provider participation fund with moneys in the fund to be used to fund intergovernmental transfers and indigent care program; provides the eligibility criteria; provides the county tax assessor shall collect a fee from such payment.
H 2304 - Price
Functions of the Health and Human Services Commission
04/27/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
07/27/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 557
Relates to regulation of prescribed pediatric extended care centers; provides that an applicant for the licensure of such center may not provide services until the license is issued; provides that an initial, renewal, or temporary license is required for each center located on separate premises regardless of center ownership; provides the procedures for obtaining a temporary license; revises provisions governing admission criteria; relates to nursing services.
H 2351 - Harless
Advance Directive Review Policies
05/14/2015 - Postponed.
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
05/27/2015 - Not again placed on intent calendar.
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
07/27/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 559
Provides that an out-of-state business entity whose transaction of business in the State is limited to the performance of disaster- or emergency-relates work during a disaster response is not required to register with the Secretary of State, file a tax report or pay taxes or fees to the State or a political subdivision, pay an ad valorem or use tax on equipment that is brought into the State by the entity, and income taxation by employees brought to the State to perform certain related duties.
H 2359 - Bohac
Bulk Requests From Federal Government for Individuals
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.
Relates to prohibiting the Department of Public Safety from responding to bulk requests from the federal government for lists of individuals licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
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
04/22/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
05/14/2015 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the liability of first responders who provide roadside assistance.
H 2390 - Bohac
Civil Liability From Employee Wellness Program
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to civil liability arising from an employee wellness program.
H 2398 - White
Judicial Donation Trust Funds Related to Truancy
06/18/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Provides for court jurisdiction and procedures relating to truancy by establishing judicial donation trust funds; imposes a court cost for conviction; relates to truancy court, behavior improvement plans, dismissal of charges against a parent contributing to nonattendance, expungement of truancy convictions, case managers and truancy preventative measures, including counseling; provides additional counseling to truancy as a result of pregnancy, homelessness or being a foster child.
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
05/08/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
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 2429 - Vo
Medical Care or Immunization of a Child Consent
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/14/2015.
Relates to the persons who may consent to the medical care or immunization of a child.
H 2449 - Turner Sy
School District Grants
05/11/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/12/2015.
Relates to a grant available to school districts to provides services to students residing in care and treatment facilities and residential placement facilities.
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
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.
Relates to franchise tax credits for creating quality jobs for veterans.
H 2467 - King P
Exclusion From Tax Base of Federal Fees on Insurers
05/08/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/12/2015.
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 2474 - Sheffield J
Transparency of Epidemiological Reports
05/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to requirements for and the transparency of epidemiological reports and immunization exemption information and reports.
H 2476 - Guerra
Health Care Funding Districts on the Mexico Border
07/07/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 231
Relates to the operations of health care funding districts in certain counties located on the Texas-Mexico border; provides that an institutional health care provider means a nonpublic hospital that provides inpatient hospital services.
H 2479 - Guerra
Pharmacy Services Administrative Organizations
04/15/2015 - No action taken 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.
H 2489 - Leach
Property Owners Association to Enforce Lease Provisions
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Requires a property owners' association to enforce certain provisions on the lease or rental of real property regarding redaction of sensitive personal information, including a social security number, driver's license number, government-issued identification number or account, credit card, or debit card number; provides that a property owners' association may not adopt or enforce a provision in a dedicatory instrument that requires application approval or a consumer credit report.
H 2495 - Martinez
Citrus Pest and Disease Management
04/30/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to citrus pest and disease management; amends provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
H 2506 - Parker
Tangible Personal Property Sales & Use Tax Exemption
04/20/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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 2519 - Coleman
Expenditures Made By Emergency Services Districts
07/20/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 411
Relates to expenditures made by emergency services districts and the sale of district property; includes use of an Internet auction site.
H 252 - White
Sexual Offenses in Disaster Area Punishment
05/06/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the punishment of certain sexual offenses committed in a disaster area or an evacuated area.
H 2523 - Collier
Public Benefits Continuation
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.
Relates to the continuation of certain public benefits, including medical assistance, for individuals after release from confinement in a county jail.
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
05/06/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
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
04/30/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to certain fees charged for the adjudication of pharmacy benefit claims.
H 2557 - Zerwas
Hospital District Charitable Organization Status
07/10/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 363
Relates to certain hospital districts and to certain corporations or organizations formed by those districts; authorizes the formation of a for-profit or nonprofit entity; provides that a charitable organization created by a district may contract, collaborate, or enter into a joint venture or other agreement with a public or private entity without regard to that entity's for-profit or nonprofit status; provides for the authority to form captive insurance or captive management companies.
H 2558 - Isaac
Billing Period for a Propane Gas Customer
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the length of a billing period for a propane gas customer; provides an extension for extreme weather, natural disasters and civil disruption, including war, riot, or labor disruption or stoppage.
H 2574 - Johnson
Danger of Leaving Child in Hot Motor Vehicle Awareness
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to increasing awareness of the danger of heatstroke for a child left unattended in a motor vehicle.
H 2584 - Naishtat
Health and Human Services Commission Authority
05/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the authority of the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission to adopt rules defining certain medical conditions; adopts a definition of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
H 2588 - Naishtat
Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Disclosure
06/20/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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 2589 - Phelan
Punishment for Assaulting a Disabled Individual
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the prosecution of and punishment for assaulting a disabled individual over the age of thirteen; increases a criminal penalty.
H 2602 - Coleman
Physician Assistants Prescribing Controlled Substances
05/05/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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
04/22/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
04/15/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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 262 - Miles
Community Garden Land Owner Liability
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 679
Limits liability of a land owner, lessee, or occupant that allows the land to be used as a community garden; provides that giving by permission to enter and use a community garden, the owner, lessee or occupant does not ensure that the premises are safe or assume responsibility or incur any liability for damages arising from any bodily, personal injury or death of any person who enters the premises, property damage sustained by any person who enters the premises or an act of a third party on the premises.
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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the exchange of electronic health information in this state; provides patients information to a health information exchange is not liable for any damages, penalties, or other relief related to the obtainment, use, or disclosure of that information in violation of federal or state privacy law; creates a criminal offense.
H 2646 - Giddings
Communicable Disease Information Disclosure
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.
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
05/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the licensing and regulation of dyslexia practitioners and therapists by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; imposes an administrative penalty.
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 2696 - Howard D
Workplace Violence and Grant Program
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to a grant program for and a study on reducing workplace violence against nurses.
H 2697 - Galindo
Continuing Care Facilities
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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 2708 - Coleman
Qualifications for Teaching a Driver Education Course
07/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 567
Provides qualifications for teaching a driver education course; deletes a provision regarding disability because of mental illness.
H 2718 - Parker
Faith and Community Based Organizations Assistance
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to a program to allow faith- and community-based organizations to offer supplemental assistance to certain recipients of public assistance.
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
05/11/2015 - 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.
H 2756 - Burkett
Voluntary Contributions to Special Olympics State Fund
05/12/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
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
05/08/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/12/2015.
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
07/10/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 365
Relates to employment activities of firefighter or emergency response personnel for purposes of the State Workers' Compensation Act; provides that the travel of a firefighter or emergency medical personnel en route to an emergency call is considered to be in the course and scope of the firefighter's or emergency medical personnel's employment.
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
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to trauma-informed care training for certain employees of state supported living centers and intermediate care facilities; required training may be provided through an internet website.
H 279 - Simmons R
Public Education Grant Eligibility
05/12/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to eligibility for a public education grant of certain students receiving special education services; requires a student to have a IEP; makes provisions for transportation if necessary.
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 2809 - Anderson
Health Care Provider Programs
07/07/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 175
Relates to the creation and operation of health care provider participation programs in counties containing a private university; relates to nonpublic hospitals and paying hospitals required to make a mandatory payment; relates to the county health care provider participation program; provides for indigent care programs.
H 2813 - King K
Health Plan Coverage for Ovarian Cancer Screening
07/07/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 176
Relates to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer screening; provides that to the extent that providing coverage for ovarian cancer screening under this chapter would otherwise require this state to make a payment under 42 U.S.C. Section 18031(d)(3)(B)(ii), a qualified health plan, as defined by 45 C.F.R. Section 155.20, is not required to provide a benefit for the ovarian cancer screening under this chapter that exceeds the specified essential health benefits.
H 2827 - Phillips
Definition of Homeland Security Activity
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the definition of homeland security activity.
H 2835 - King S
Certain Persons with Special Health Needs
05/26/2015 - Not again placed on intent calendar.
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
05/12/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
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
04/30/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
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
05/11/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/12/2015.
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
04/28/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to establishment of statewide and local emergency communications grant programs and financing of state emergency communications.
H 2913 - Aycock
Creation of Health Care Provider Participation Programs
07/07/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 177
Relates to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in counties of a specified population containing a military base; relates to nonpublic and paying hospitals; provides for a mandatory payment to fund certain intergovernmental transfers and indigent care programs; relates to Medicaid programs; provides for required reporting and inspection of records.
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
University of Houston at Clear Lake
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 659
Authorizes a recreation and wellness facility fee at the University of Houston at Clear Lake.
H 2924 - Landgraf
Information Regarding Down Syndrome
04/15/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to information regarding Down syndrome.
H 2935 - Sheffield J
Use of a Patient Reported Outcomes Registry Study
05/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to a study of the use of a patient-reported outcomes registry in conjunction with health coverage for certain governmental employees.
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 2950 - Klick
Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response; develops a comprehensive plan to ensure that the state is prepared for the potential of widespread outbreak of infectious diseases, and can provide rapid response that effectively protects the safety and well-being of citizens of this state.
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 2978 - Bonnen G
Neurodiagnostic Technologists Licensing and Regulation
05/05/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to the licensing and regulation of neurodiagnostic technologists; allows a neurodiagnostic technologist who holds a license to use specialized equipment to record and analyze physiological data and electrical activity from the central and peripheral nervous systems and to perform electroencephalography and polysomnography; requires an occupational license; creates an offense; provides penalties and authorizing fees.
H 2979 - Anderson R
Hearing Aids Health Benefit Plan Coverage
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/14/2015.
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
05/11/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference.
H 2998 - Rodriguez Ju
Uniform Adult Guardianship & Protective Proceedings
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/14/2015.
Relates to adoption of the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act.
H 3006 - Coleman
Penalties Paid to State Health Insurance Risk Pool
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/14/2015.
Relates to the distribution and use of certain penalties paid by health maintenance organizations and insurers for violating certain provisions governing prompt payment of physicians and health care providers.
H 3008 - Simmons R
Eliminating the Wrongful Birth Cause of Action
05/01/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.
H 3010 - Simmons R
Ownership Interests of Persons With Disabilities
05/11/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/11/2015.
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
04/24/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/28/2015.
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
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.
Relates to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization; provides health care services to Medicaid recipients through a managed care plan.
H 3028 - Frullo
Discount Health Care Program Unfair Competition
07/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 573
Provides that it is unfair method of competition or an unfair or deceptive act in the business of discount health care programs for a discount health care program operator or affiliate or agent to require a pharmacy or pharmacist to participate in a specified network as a condition of processing a claim or to participate in a specified program as a condition of participation; prohibits certain methods of promotion and certain acts by a pharmacy benefit manager.
H 3035 - Martinez
Study on Savings to State By Medicaid Expansion Care
04/30/2015 - Considered in calendars.
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
05/15/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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 3049 - Darby
Health Care Facility Cleaning Services Sales & Use Tax
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.
Relates to the sales and use taxation of certain cleaning services in a licensed health care facility; pertains to cleaning, janitorial, or custodial services performed inside the health care facility and cleaning patient care equipment, tools, or devices.
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
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 682
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; relates to contract payments and general obligation bonds.
H 3074 - Springer
Provision of Life Sustaining Treatment
07/23/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 435
Relates to the provision of artificially administered nutrition and hydration and life-sustaining treatment by a tube inserted in a vein, under the skin in the subcutaneous tissues, or in the gastrointestinal tract; relates to informed consent and medical records; relates to a disagreement about medical treatment; relates to a transfer to another provider or health care facility; relates to a medical power of attorney and out-of-hospital Do Not Resuscitate Orders.
H 3077 - Zerwas
Emergency Medical Funding
05/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to funding for trauma facilities, emergency medical services, and emergency medical air transportation.
H 3078 - Darby
Committee for Pre-nursing Curriculum Recommendation
06/18/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
05/14/2015 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
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
Protective Services Pilot Program
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 804
Provides for the establishment of a pilot program to evaluate the feasibility and benefits of providing protective services when an elderly person or person with a disability has been determined to be at risk of future harm from abuse, neglect or exploitation; provides for a specified report.
H 3095 - Thompson S
Durable Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives
05/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
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
04/15/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to establishing a veterans cemetery in Webb County.
H 3105 - Bonnen G
Multi-stakeholder Taskforce on Health Literacy
05/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the establishment of a multi-stakeholder advisory committee on health literacy.
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
05/08/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/12/2015.
Relates to the use of voting stations accessible to persons with disabilities in certain elections.
H 3130 - Farney
Qualified Health Plans Coverage for Abortions
05/11/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/12/2015.
Relates to coverage provided by certain qualified health plans for abortions; specifies that a qualified health plan offered through a health benefit exchange may not provide coverage for an abortion other than coverage for an abortion performed when a life-threatening physical condition exists, based on reasonable medical judgment, that complicates the medical condition of the pregnant woman or pregnant minor to an extent that the abortion will avert her death.
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 3175 - Simpson
Health Care Provider Participation Programs
06/18/2015 - Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature.
Relates to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties; authorizes a county commissioners court to collect a mandatory payment from each paying nonpublic hospital institutional health care provider located in the county to be deposited in a local participation fund established by the county; requires a public hearing on the amount of payments for the upcoming year and how such revenue is to be spent.
H 3183 - Naishtat
Do Not Resuscitate Orders
04/15/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to an advance directive and do-not-resuscitate order of a pregnant patient.
H 3185 - Raney
Creation of County Health Care Funding Districts
07/06/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 235
Relates to the creation of county health care funding districts in certain counties; relates to a nonpublic hospital that provides inpatient hospital services; relates to a paying hospital required to make a mandatory payment; requires reporting and inspection of records; provides that money in the fund may be used by the county to fund certain intergovernmental transfers and indigent care programs; provides for the nonfederal share of Medicaid supplemental payment program payments.
H 3190 - Villalba
Consent to or Disapprove a Trustees Decisions
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to charitable trusts; relates to persons authorized to direct, consent to, or disapprove a trustee's decisions; relates to liability for losses resulting from acts taken or not taken as a result of an advisor's failure to provide certain consent.
H 3195 - Bernal
Health Care Pilot Program for Low Income Individuals
05/05/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
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
05/08/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/12/2015.
Relates to a database for prospective employers to qualify 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
Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.
Relates to the coordination of, communication of best practices concerning, and collection of information pertaining to the provision of evidence-based behavioral services for students with autism spectrum disorder in this state.
H 3283 - Zerwas
Contributions for an Anatomical Gift Registry
06/20/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to contributions and registrations for an anatomical gift registry; authorizes a fee; allows that a person applying for the registration or renewal of registration of a motor vehicle may elect to contribute a dollar or more to the nonprofit organization administering the Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry; includes space on each motor vehicle registration renewal notice, on the page that states the total fee for registration renewal, to voluntarily contribute.
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 3311 - Alvarado
Application for a Low Income Housing Tax Credit
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the scoring criteria for an application for a low income housing tax credit and the allocation of those credits to developments reserved for elderly persons.
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 3327 - Alvarado
Domestic Violence High Risk Teams
06/24/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 105
Relates to a grant program to fund domestic violence high risk teams established for the purpose of coordinating efforts to increase the safety of victims of family violence by monitoring and containing perpetrators while providing victim services.
H 3333 - Clardy
Public Hospital Provisions
07/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 581
Relates to the investment of funds by certain municipal hospital authorities.
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
04/30/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under the Medicaid 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
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
05/07/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/12/2015.
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
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 662
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 3424 - Smithee
Individuals Under Guardianship
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to a study and report of the establishment of a central database containing information about certain individuals under guardianship.
H 3433 - Sheffield J
Level of Care Designations for Certain Hospitals
07/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 583
Relates to level of care designations for hospitals that provide neonatal maternal care; modifies the membership of a certain advisory committee to include two physicians and a representative from a rural hospital designated as a critical access hospital, rural referral center, or sole community hospital.
H 3439 - Riddle
Donation of Property From a State Agency
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
04/28/2015 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to implementing certain incentives and cost-sharing requirements under the Medicaid program.
H 3446 - Laubenberg
Signs Required To Be Displayed At Abortion Facilities
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.
Relates to signs required to be displayed at certain facilities that perform abortions; information provided should include help relating to human trafficking, forced abortion, domestic abuse and should include an information number for victims.
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
04/28/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
05/11/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to the creation of regional emergency communication districts; authorizes a fee.
H 3464 - Munoz
Medicaid Processing and Payment
05/08/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to the processing and payment of claims for reimbursement by providers under the Medicaid program.
H 3473 - Bonnen G
Cranial Molding Orthosis
04/28/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
05/11/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to health care information provided by and notice of facility fees charged by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities.
H 3476 - Coleman
Medicaid Program Reimbursements
05/14/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the provision and reimbursement of home telemonitoring services, telemedicine medical services, and telehealth services under Medicaid and certain health benefit plans provided to certain retired public employees.
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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to reimbursement for home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.
H 3523 - Raymond
Medicaid Acute and Long-term Care Services
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
05/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the application of certain weapons laws to and liability for certain actions of volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
H 3542 - Raymond
Tax Exemption for Data Processing Services
05/11/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to the sales and use tax exemption for certain data processing services; relates to the delivery of health care services provided under the Medicaid program.
H 3547 - Larson
Voluntary Veteran's Employment Preference
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
04/29/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
05/01/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 5/05/2015.
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
04/24/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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 3651 - Coleman
Unapproved Drugs
05/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the manufacture, sale, distribution, possession, and use of drugs not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration and the false representation that a substance is a drug approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration or intended for the prevention or treatment of diseases in human; creates criminal offenses.
H 3672 - Naishtat
Credentialing for Licensed Clinical Social Workers
05/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to expedited credentialing for certain licensed clinical social workers under the Medicaid managed care program.
H 3677 - Workman
Apprehending a Person for Emergency Detention
05/12/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to the authority of a peace officer to apprehend a person for emergency detention and the authority of certain facilities to temporarily and physicians to temporary detain a person with mental illness.
H 3685 - Anderson
Rehabilitative Work-Training Programs
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the employment status of certain individuals engaged in rehabilitative work-training programs; relates to unemployment work-relief and work-training programs.
H 369 - Villalba
Lung Cancer Awareness Day
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 272
Designates May 24 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day.
H 3695 - Hughes
Residence Homesteads Ad Valorem Taxation
05/08/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
05/08/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/12/2015.
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
07/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 585
Provides for inclusion of family members who agree to be veterans court program participants in the treatment and services provided to the participants under the program.
H 3738 - Cyrier
Official Equine Infectious Anemia Test Approval
06/20/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the requirement that a person or laboratory that performs an official equine infectious anemia test be approved by the State Animal Health Commission; requires the adoption of certain rules, including rules regarding recordkeeping requirements and the issuance, renewal, or revocation of approval.
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 3781 - Crownover
State Health Improvement Network Creation
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the creation of the State Health Improvement Network; addresses urgent health care challenges and improve the health care system in this state and the nation and to develop, based on population health research, health care initiatives, policies, and best practices.
H 3785 - Marquez
Authorizing the Possession and Use of Cannabis
04/28/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
05/14/2015 - To SENATE 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
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to rate-setting and data collection processes under the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly.
H 383 - McClendon
Unprotected Road Users
04/16/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
04/29/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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 39 - Smithee
Guardianships for Incapacitated Persons
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 214
Relates to guardianships for incapacitated persons and adults with disabilities; provides that a guardian shall presume that the incapacitated person retains capacity to make personal decisions regarding the person's residence; relates to alternatives to guardianship by execution of a medical power of attorney, durable power of attorney, execution of a declaration for mental health treatment, representative payee to manage public benefits, joint bank accounts, management trusts and special needs trusts.
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
05/05/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to a prohibition of recoupment of payments on certain provider claims made under the Medicaid program; implements policies to prevent recoupment of an improper payment that was made to a provider for a claim for medical services made under the medical assistance program if the provider provided a medical service reimbursable under the medical assistance 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
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/14/2015.
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 394 - McClendon
Ad Valorem Tax Appraisal Records Information
07/08/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 337
Relates to information in ad valorem tax appraisal records that may not be posted on the Internet by an appraisal district; prohibits information regarding the age of a property owner, including information indicating that a property owner is 65 years of age or older.
H 3940 - Meyer
Claim Handling Deadlines After Emergency Declarations
05/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.
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
04/22/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
Development of Neighborhood and Community Engagement
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to the development of neighborhood and community engagement plans for residents of certain group homes; protects the civil rights of residents of the group home.
H 3985 - Dukes
Aggravated Sexual Assault
05/11/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to the prosecution and punishment of the use of benzodiazepines or gamma butyrolactone to facilitate the commission of the offense of aggravated sexual assault and the addition of gamma butyrolactone to Penalty Group 1 of the States Controlled Substances Act for purposes of criminal prosecution; amends provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
H 3986 - Simmons R
Autism Spectrum Disorder
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/14/2015.
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 3994 - Morrison
Notice of and Consent To an Abortion for a Minor
07/20/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 436
Relates to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor and associated requirements; relates to a medical emergency and notice to the department of state health services and to the patient's medical records; requires the physician who is to perform the abortion to receive a court order; provides for confidentiality, due diligence as to proof of identityy and age, parental notice and trials for false representation of age.
H 3996 - Blanco
Donations of Juror Reimbursements
06/20/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to donations of juror reimbursements; authorizes donations to veterans court programs.
H 40 - Darby
Express Preemption of Regulation of Oil and Gas
06/09/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 30
Establishes that an oil and gas operation is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state; preempts authority of a political subdivision to regulate an oil and gas operation; authorizes regulation of aboveground activity related to an oil and gas operation that occurs at or above the surface of the ground, including a regulation governing fire and emergency response, traffic, lights, or noise, or imposing notice or reasonable setback requirement that is commercially reasonable.
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 4001 - Raymond
Home and Community Support Services
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the providers of certain home and community support services; authorizes a fee; provides penalties; requires an occupational license.
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
05/11/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
05/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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
05/01/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 5/05/2015.
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 416 - Riddle
Abortion Facility Personnel Human Trafficking Training
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to requiring personnel of abortion facilities and certain ambulatory surgical center facilities performing abortions to complete training on human trafficking; includes volunteers and contractees; .
H 418 - Wu
Child Victims of Trafficking Placement
07/09/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 338
Provides for child victims of trafficking who are placed in secure foster homes or secure foster group homes if the court finds that the placement is in the best interests of the child and the child's physical health or safety is in danger because the child has been recruited, harbored, transported, provided, or obtained for forced labor or commercial sexual activity; requires mental health services, behavioral health care, sexual assault treatment, tailored education and substance abuse screening.
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
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 150
Relates to eligibility to participate in health benefit programs for qualified 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
04/22/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education.
H 460 - Bell
Search Warrant for Taking a Blood Specimen
05/14/2015 - To SENATE Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Relates to the issuance 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
05/05/2015 - Considered in calendars.
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
07/20/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 457
Relates to transfer of the regional emergency medical dispatch resource centers program to the Commission on State Emergency Communications and a pilot project to provide emergency telemedicine medical services in rural areas.
H 495 - Howard D
Permanent Fund Money Use for Health Related Programs
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 215
Relates to 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 504 - Guillen
Direct Support Professionals Week Designation
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Designates the second full week in September as Direct Support Professionals Week as an integral part of the long-term support system for individuals with physical and mental disabilities.
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
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 275
Relates to the operation of certain managed care plans with respect to certain physicians and health care providers; provides that a health maintenance organization may not terminate or restrict participation of a physician or provider solely for informing an enrollee of the full range of available physicians and providers, including out-of-network providers; excludes child health plans, the health benefits plan for children, Medicaid programs and the Medicaid managed care program.
H 577 - Flynn
Pay and Benefits for Active Duty Service Members
07/10/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 340
Relates to pay, benefits and requirements for state active duty service members; provides that claims of discrimination shall be processed in accordance with military regulations and are exempt from the jurisdiction of the Texas Workforce civil rights division; provides that a member of Texas Military Forces called to state active duty is subject to regulations for continued membership in the specific component, including medical readiness, drug testing, physical fitness and training requirements.
H 583 - Larson
Donations to Local Veterans Charities
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
07/10/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 341
Relates to a study on the benefits of prenatal surgical procedures to treat birth defects; requires an analysis of the difference in average total cost to the Medicaid program, private health benefit plan coverage, and persons and other payors between conducting a prenatal surgical procedure and a postnatal procedure to treat a birth defect, including any continuing treatments needed after either procedure, and any improvement in survival rates, long-term outcomes, and quality of life.
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
05/15/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 5/18/2015.
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
05/20/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a sales and use tax exemption for certain health care supplies.
H 635 - Price
Disposition of Fetal Remains
06/09/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the disposition of fetal remains; requires a hospital to release the remains of an unintended, intrauterine fetal death on the request of a parent of an unborn child, in a manner appropriate under law and the hospital's practice for disposition of a human body; provides that if such remains weigh less than a specified weight, a hospital shall release the remains on the request of a parent of the unborn child, in a manner appropriate under law and consistent with hospital policy.
H 65 - McClendon
Disease Control Pilot Programs
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Allows for the operation of disease control pilot programs to reduce the transmission of blood-borne diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C; provides clients with referrals to appropriate health and social services; provides necessary access to primary health care, ensures safe and sterile disposal of used syringes and needles, and protects the public health.
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
05/15/2015 - To SENATE Committee on AGRICULTURE, WATER, AND RURAL AFFAIRS.
Relates to the waiver of state park, museum, and other state-operated facility entrance fees for persons with certain disabilities.
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
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 691
Relates to a study on homeless youth.
H 683 - Sheets
Disabled Veterans Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Tax
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.
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
04/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
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
04/22/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the medical accuracy of informational materials given to a woman seeking an abortion.
H 711 - Raymond
Childhood Health Program Grant
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.
Relates to the creation of a childhood health program grant.
H 721 - Farias
Disabled Veterans Hunting or Fishing License Fee Waiver
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 279
Relates to the hunting or fishing license fee waiver for qualified service-connected disabled veterans; relates to the loss of the use of a lower extremity or of a specified disability who is receiving compensation from the United States for the disability.
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
05/25/2015 - Placed on intent calendar 05/25/2015.
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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the prescription and pharmaceutical substitution of biological products; amends provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
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
07/10/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 344
Relates to the use, collection, and security of health care data collected by the Department of State Health Services; requires notification of certain cyber attacks.
H 767 - Smith W
University Interscholastic League Cardiac Assessments
05/19/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 695
Relates to funding for the State Academy of Leadership in the Humanities; provides that for each student enrolled in the academy, the academy is entitled to allotments from the Foundation School Program under Chapter 42 as if the academy were a school district without a tier one local share.
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 789 - Miller R
License Plates Issued to Retired Military Members
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 218
Relates to license plates issued to retired members of the military; requires proof of eligibility; relates to a military identification card.
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
07/10/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 346
Relates to the definition of a public health nuisance; relates to collections of water in which mosquitoes are breeding.
H 821 - Sheets
Minors Applying for Hunting License Requirements
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 153
Exempts minors applying for a hunting or fishing license from requirements to provide a social security number; relates to the administration of laws relating to child support enforcement; provides that the commission may adopt a rule requiring such applicant or the applicant's parent or guardian to sign a statement that the applicant is not an obligor subject to a child support order.
H 822 - Sheets
Fraudulent or Fictitious Military Record Punishment
04/27/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to increasing the punishment for the offense of fraudulent or fictitious military record.
H 832 - Schaefer
Physician Performing an Abortion Reporting Requirement
04/29/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to reporting requirements for a physician performing an abortion at an abortion facility.
H 834 - Hernandez
Missing Senior Citizens
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 219
Relates to the criteria for issuing a silver alert for a missing senior citizen; deletes provisions regarding the senior citizen's domicile to be in Texas; requires the family or legal guardian of the missing senior citizen to provide documentation of the senior citizen's impaired mental condition to verify the condition.
H 837 - Naishtat
Medical Use of Marihuana
04/28/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the medical use of marihuana; provides a defense to prosecution for possession of marihuana.
H 839 - Naishtat
Medical Assistance and Child Health Plan Programs
06/18/2015 - Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature.
Relates to the reinstatement of eligibility of certain children released from a juvenile facility for benefits under the medical assistance and child health plan programs.
H 843 - Naishtat
Housing Services
05/08/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
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 866 - Thompson E
Jury Service Exemption for Caretaker
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Exempts from jury service of a person who is the primary caretaker of another person.
H 867 - Hernandez
Women Veterans Program Establishment and Operation
07/10/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 325
Relates to the establishment and operation of the State Women Veterans Program; provides that the mission of the program is to ensure that the women veterans of this state have equitable access to federal and state veterans' benefits and services; relates to women veterans who were discharged or released from that service under conditions other than dishonorable.
H 875 - Farias
Inmates and Prisoners Veteran Status Verification
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 281
Relates to verification of the veteran status of inmates and prisoners; provides that the department, during the diagnostic process, shall record information relating to an inmate's military history on intake and screening forms; requires the sheriff of each county to investigate and verify the veteran status of each prisoner by using data from the Veterans Reentry Search Service to assist prisoners who are veterans in applying for federal benefits or compensation for which the prisoners may be eligible.
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
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.
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.
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
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 701
Relates to qualifications for appointment as a veterans county service officer; includes the spouse of a retired veteran who served a minimum of 20 years on active duty.
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
05/31/2015 - CONFERENCE Committee Report adopted by HOUSE.
Relates to state and local planning for and responses to drought.
H 938 - Rose
Increased Oversight of Hospitals that Commit Violations
05/12/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to increased oversight by the Department of State Health Services of hospitals that commit certain violations.
H 939 - Dale
Standby Electric Generators Affecting Residential Homes
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to property owners' associations; relates to unenforceable restrictive covenants regarding standby electric generators affecting residential homes.
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
05/01/2015 - 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
06/18/2015 - Vetoed by GOVERNOR.
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 986 - Capriglione
State Auditors Office Chief Innovation Officer Position
05/11/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/12/2015.
Relates to the creation of a chief innovation officer position for the Legislative Budget Board.
H 992 - Bonnen D
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 702
Provides for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a totally disabled veteran; relates to an ad valorem tax to which the disabled veteran's exemption would have applied if the exemption had been authorized on the date the disabled veteran died.
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
06/10/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Recognizes May 2015 as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Month.
HCR 119 - Munoz
Valley Voter Awareness Month
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Designates September as Valley Voter Awareness Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2015.
HCR 134 - Darby
Corrections in House Bill 3078
06/18/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Instructs the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 3078, which relates to pre-nursing curriculum.
HCR 46 - Farias
Veterans Affairs Services to Incarcerated Veterans
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
06/10/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
05/06/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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
06/18/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
04/22/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
05/07/2015 - Considered in calendars.
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
05/11/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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
05/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State.
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
05/11/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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
05/11/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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
07/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 591
Relates to the enterprise zone program; updates the definition of qualified employee; requires that before nominating the project or activity of a qualified business for designation as an enterprise project, the nominating county must enter into a interlocal agreement with the municipality with jurisdiction over the project of activity that both approve the nomination; requires evidence of the employment of veterans; relates to the maximum number of jobs of a split project.
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
05/24/2015 - Not again placed on intent calendar.
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 and Filing Fees
07/08/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 329
Relates to an exemption from franchise tax and filing fees for new businesses owned by honorably discharged 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 1070 - Hinojosa
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to allowing certain defendants to successfully complete equivalent education on the dangers of drug abuse at a substance abuse treatment facility in lieu of attending an education program; updates the facilities included within the definition of such facilities; changes required conditions of community supervision for certain defendants.
S 1086 - Campbell
Parents Right To View Body of Deceased Child
05/23/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to a parent's right to view the body of a deceased child before an autopsy is performed.
S 1101 - Eltife
Groundwater Supply Determination Authority
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the authority to determine the supply of groundwater in and potential impacts on public health of certain regional water plans.
S 1108 - Lucio Ed
Creation of Regional Emergency Communication Districts
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 80
Relates to the creation of regional emergency communication districts.
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
04/23/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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 1128 - Zaffirini
Diagnostic Testing During Pregnancy
07/06/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 206
Relates to diagnostic testing during pregnancy; includes blood samples; relates to testing for syphilis; provides for syphilis tests from a newborn child if such information is not in the mother's medical records; requires reporting on the number of cases that were diagnosed in the state.
S 1129 - Zaffirini
Transportation of a Person With a Mental Illness
06/17/2015 - Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature.
Relates to the transportation of a person with a mental illness; provides that a patient restrained may be restrained only during the apprehension, detention, or transportation of the patient; provides that the method of restraint must permit the patient to sit in an upright position without undue difficulty unless the patient is being transported by ambulance.
S 114 - Taylor L
Health and Human Services Agencies
05/29/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to the applicability of adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies; relates to abortion facilities; relates to birthing center; relates to ambulatory surgical center; relate to end state renal disease facility; relates to freestanding emergency medical care facility.
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
05/05/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
05/22/2015 - Committee report sent to local and consent 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
05/14/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC 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 1203 - Rodriguez Jo
Exemptions from Mortgage Licensing Act of 2009
07/06/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 258
Relates to exemptions from the applicability of the State Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2009; relates to a nonprofit organization that has designation as a Section 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service and originates residential mortgage loans for borrowers who, through a self-help program, have provided specified labor hours or a specified percent of the labor to construct the dwelling securing the loan.
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 1213 - Kolkhorst
Reidentification of Certain Deidentified Information
06/18/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Prohibits the reidentification of certain deidentified information and the release of any reidentified information; defines covered information as deidentified information released by a board, commission, department, or other agency of the state, including an institution of higher education or a hospital that is maintained or operated by the state; requires written notice by agencies to certain persons; sets forth criminal penalties for violations and authorizes private causes of action.
S 1214 - Taylor V
Use of Human Remains for Forensic Science Education
07/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 624
Relates to the use of human remains for forensic science education, including the training of search and rescue animals.
S 1235 - Whitmire
Duties and Penalties of Pain Management Clinics
07/27/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 478
Relates to defining the duties and penalties concerning pain management clinics; includes all supervision and delegation activities related to the pain management clinic; provides criminal prosecution for violations.
S 1243 - Burton
Donation of Unused Prescription Drugs
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to a pilot program for donation and redistribution of certain unused prescription medications; provides a charitable drug donor may donate certain unused prescription drugs to the department for the pilot program; establishes a location to centrally store drugs donated for distribution to qualifying recipients; establishes and maintains an electronic database; authorizes a fee.
S 125 - West
Department of Family and Protective Services Children
06/24/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 11
Relates to certain assessments for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services; includes screening for trauma and interviews with individuals who have knowledge of the child's needs; requires the Department of develop guidelines regarding the contents of an assessment report.
S 126 - West
Medically Recommended Intensive Supervision
05/11/2015 - Not again placed on intent calendar.
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 1279 - Campbell
Designated Emergency Infant Care Providers
07/06/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 260
Relates to designated emergency infant care providers for certain abandoned children; relates to a licensed freestanding emergency medical care facility with a registered nurse on duty.
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
04/22/2015 - 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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to occupational licenses for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.
S 1308 - Menendez
Veteran Services
07/27/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 479
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 1326 - Menendez
Defendant's Competency to Stand Trial
07/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 627
Relates to the maximum cumulative period allowed for restoration of a defendant's competency to stand trial and to good conduct time credits awarded against that cumulative period in relation to the defendant's confinement.
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
04/23/2015 - Not again placed on intent calendar.
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
05/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
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
05/25/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/26/2015.
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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the authorization of the imposition of administrative penalties on providers participating in certain Medicaid waiver programs.
S 1387 - Creighton
Health Care Provider Participation Programs
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 122
Relates to the creation and operations of the health care provider participation programs in municipalities of a specified population not served by a hospital or hospital district and located on the Gulf of Mexico or on a channel, canal, bay, or inlet connected to the Gulf of Mexico; includes indigent care and Medicaid payments; provides that a municipality that collects a mandatory payment shall require each institutional health care provider to submit a copy of financial and utilization data.
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
05/25/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/26/2015.
Relates to reimbursement of certain medical costs for victims of certain sex offenses and compensation to victims of stalking for relocation and housing rental expenses.
S 1453 - Zaffirini
Emergency Medical Services District
06/18/2015 - Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature.
Provides for the authority of certain municipalities to propose a fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services district; provides that the governing body of a municipality may propose the creation of a fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services district if the municipality is located in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of another municipality with a specified population, both of which are located in a county with a specified population located on the international border.
S 1462 - West
Opioid Antagonists
06/18/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses.
S 1463 - Lucio Ed
Veteran Health Care Services
07/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 633
Relates to improving the delivery of health care services to veterans in the State; permits the Governor to negotiate with the Department of Veterans Affairs and any other agency on matters relating to improving such delivery, including matters concerning establishment of a veterans hospital and ensuring prompt payment of community health care provider claims; provides for the identification of shared resources and collaborative opportunities in that may be used by a specified School of Medicine.
S 1465 - Watson
Limited Disaster Declaration Authority
06/18/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Creates limited purpose disaster declaration authority for the governor and a search and rescue task force in each disaster field response region.
S 147 - Rodriguez Jo
Family Violence and Abuse Cases Court Order Violation
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
04/22/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the redesignation of veterans court programs as veterans treatment court programs and the eligibility for participation in and administration of those 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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the educational needs of homeless students.
S 1507 - Garcia
Appointment of a Forensic Medical Director
07/06/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 207
Relates to the statewide coordination and oversight of forensic mental health services overseen by the Department of State Health Services; includes the appointment of a forensic director; relates to competency to stand trial.
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
05/19/2015 - Committee report sent to local and consent calendar.
Relates to the appointment of an associate commissioner for veterans services at the Health and Human Services Commission.
S 1540 - Perry
Health and Human Services Commission
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the authority of the Health and Human Services Commission of Aging and Disability Services to obtain criminal history record information of certain applicants for employment and current employees.
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 1560 - Zaffirini
Chemical Dependency Treatment Facilities
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the regulation of chemical dependency treatment facilities and certain other facilities; provides that such facilities may not provide treatment to a patient without the patient's legally adequate consent; requires appropriate knowledgable consent to the administration of drugs by a patient; requires providing a listing of administered drugs.
S 1561 - Zaffirini
Anatomical Gift Registry
05/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Relates to contributions and registrations for an anatomical gift registry; authorizes a fee.
S 1574 - Uresti
Emergency Response Employees or Volunteers
06/20/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to emergency response employees or volunteers and others exposed or potentially exposed to certain diseases or parasites and to visa waivers for certain physicians.
S 1576 - Hinojosa
Department of Public Safety
05/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the compensatory time and overtime pay for commissioned officers of the Department of Public Safety.
S 1580 - Garcia
Studies on Homeless Veterans
06/18/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to a study and prepare a report on homeless veterans.
S 1585 - Lucio Ed
Feasibility of Establishing a Prepaid Investment Plan
05/29/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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 1587 - Eltife
Health Care Provider Participation Programs Creation
07/06/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 208
Relates to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in counties of a specified population that is not served by a hospital district and is located in the Texas-Louisiana border region; relates to mandatory payments; provides that funds collected will be used to fund intergovernmental transfers and indigent care programs.
S 1602 - Kolkhorst
Medicaid Managed Care Benefits
04/22/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
06/18/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
05/27/2015 - Postponed.
Implements a pilot program that evaluates the feasibility and associated benefits of providing protective services when an elderly person or person with a disability has been determined to be at risk of future harm from abuse, neglect, or exploitation, but who is not in a state of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
S 1664 - Perry
State Achieving a Better Life Experience Establishment
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the establishment of the State Achieving a Better Life Experience 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
05/26/2015 - Not again placed on intent calendar.
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 169 - Uresti
Health and Human Services Agencies for Military Members
06/15/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to ensuring that certain military members and their spouses and dependents maintain their positions on interest lists or other waiting lists for certain health and human services assistance programs.
S 1697 - Huffman
Identifying Information Regarding Execution of Convicts
07/02/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 209
Relates to the confidentiality of identifying information regarding persons, procedures and substances used in the execution of a convict; includes identifying information of any person who participates in an execution procedure, including a person who uses, supplies, or administers a substance during the execution and any person or entity that manufactures, transports, tests, procures, compounds, prescribes, dispenses, or provides a substance or supplies used in an execution.
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
04/30/2015 - Removed from local & uncontested calendar.
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
05/05/2015 - Not again placed on intent calendar.
Relates to the disclosure in certain judicial proceedings of confidential communications between a physician and a patient.
S 1737 - Hinojosa
Hidalgo County Segment of State Highway 83
07/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 637
Designates 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
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 29
Revises provisions of existing regarding citrus pest and disease management.
S 1750 - West
Requirements for Certain Employment Positions
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the requirements for employment positions provided through the state college work-study program; requires the state Higher Education Coordinating Board shall submit to the standing legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over higher education and post on the coordinating board's internet website a report on the state college work-study program.
S 1780 - Menendez
Administration of Rabies Vaccine
05/08/2015 - Not again placed on intent calendar.
Relates to the administration of rabies vaccine under a local rabies control program.
S 1781 - Menendez
Euthanasia in a County or Municipal Animal Shelter
05/27/2015 - Returned to Local & Consent Calendars.
Relates to the euthanasia of animals in animal shelter in certain county.
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 18 - Nelson
Support of Graduate Medical Education
07/06/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 321
Relates to measures to support or enhance graduate medical education; includes the transfer of assets following the dissolution of the State Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association to the permanent fund supporting graduate medical education and the authority of the association to issue new policies; relates to graduate medical education planning and partnership grant funds to hospitals, medical schools and community-based, ambulatory patient care centers .
S 1821 - Campbell
Local Option Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
05/04/2015 - 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.
S 1824 - Campbell
Awarding of Texas Legislative Medal of Honor
06/18/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to awarding the State Legislative Medal of Honor; relates to a joint study on the nomination and selection process for the award of the state Legislative Medal of Honor.
S 1835 - Menendez
Exemption From the Motor Vehicle Use Tax
05/14/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to an exemption from the motor vehicle use tax for motor vehicles brought into this state by certain current or former military personnel.
S 1836 - Menendez
Chronic Respiratory Disease State Strategic Plan
04/22/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
04/22/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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 1873 - Campbell
Personnel of Abortion Facilities
05/07/2015 - Not again placed on intent calendar.
Relates to requiring personnel of abortion facilities and certain other facilities performing abortions to complete training on human trafficking.
S 1877 - Zaffirini
Development of Data Use Agreement for State Employees
06/18/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the development and maintenance by each state agency of a data use agreement for the state agency's employees and to training related to that agreement; relates to the handling of sensitive information, including financial, medical, personnel, and student data.
S 1879 - Zaffirini
Grants From the Fund for Veterans Assistance
07/02/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 210
Relates to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance; requires a needs assessment to determine high-priority needs of veterans, grant categories and identification of any discrepancy between the needs identified and services available to address those needs.
S 1880 - Zaffirini
Authority to Investigate Abuse of Certain Individuals
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to authorizing supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities.
S 1883 - Zaffirini
Administration of Certain Housing Funds
04/30/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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 1899 - Campbell
Regulation Of Emergency Medical Services
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the regulation of emergency medical services; requires an emergency medical services provider must have a permanent physical location as the providers's primary place of business, own or hold a long-term lease for all equipment necessary for the safe operation of an emergency medical services provider and keep track of specified records.
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
Federal Refugee Resettlement Program
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to ensuring local governmental and community input in any federal refugee resettlement program established 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
06/20/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to prescriptions for certain 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.
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
05/25/2015 - Postponed.
Relates to the financial self-sufficiency of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of the state; relates to issuance of the specified amount in general obligation bond.
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 1978 - Lucio Ed
Voluntary Contribution To Help Feed Hungry Texans
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to a voluntary contribution to help feed hungry Texans when a person applies for a hunting license.
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 1987 - Menendez
License Plates for Officers With a Hearing Impairment
07/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 642
Provides for the issuance of specialty license plates for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; requires a written physician statement; requires deaf or hard of hearing driver training for peace officers; authorizes a fee.
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
Day Activity and Health Service Facility
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to day activity and health services facilities.
S 20 - Nelson
Audits on Health and Human Services Contracts
07/08/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 326
Provides for performance audits on contracts entered into by the Health and Human Service Commission that exceed a specified annual amount; provides for collaboration with financial managers in the Medicaid/CHIP Division in performing an audit; includes a contract between the commission and a managed care organization; provides that an audit may be limited in scope to target an area of the contract that the State Auditor determines poses the highest financial risk.
S 200 - Nelson
Health and Human Services Commission Functions
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state; provides for consolidation of the health and human services system; provides for initial transfers and transition plans; relates to centralized administrative support, Medicaid, Medicare, access to databases, serious emotional disturbances, a medical and social services division, state hospitals, state facilities and state supported living centers.
S 2001 - Garcia
State Women Veterans Program Establishment & Operation
04/20/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the establishment and operation of the State Women Veterans Program.
S 202 - Nelson
Occupational Regulatory Program
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the transfer of rules regarding health-related programs, including public health, to the State Department of Licensing and Regulation.
S 203 - Nelson
Health Services Authority Continuation and Functions
06/24/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 12
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; relates to the advisory committee membership requirements; provides that the privacy and security standards of protected health information shall continue until amended; provides procedures and compliance factions regarding the confidentiality of electronic health information and individually identifiable health information.
S 204 - Hinojosa
Department of Aging & Disability Services Functions
05/26/2015 - *****To CONFERENCE Committee.
Relates to the functions and operations of the Department of Aging and Disability Services; increases penalties.
S 2054 - Birdwell
Transfer of State Property in Corsicana
07/15/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 433
Relates to the transfer of state property in Corsicana from the State Juvenile Justice Department to the State Orphans Home Alumni Association.
S 2058 - Lucio Ed
Food Allergen Awareness in Food Service Establishments
04/20/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Relates to food allergen awareness in food service establishments; authorizes a fee; requires a food allergen awareness certification for certain food service employees.
S 207 - Hinojosa
Office of Inspector General
06/18/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the authority and duties of the Office of the Inspector General of the Health and Human Services Commission; requires the Office to work with the Commission's Executive Commissioner regarding the prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse; requires the Office to be thoroughly knowledgeable of the health and human service system in order to perform investigations; relates to Medicaid fraud and abuse complaint or allegation investigation procedural requirements.
S 208 - Campbell
State Workforce Commission
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the continuation and functions of the State Workforce Commission.
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
06/17/2015 - Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature.
Relates to the abolishment of the State Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the State Workforce Commission.
S 219 - Schwertner
Health and Human Services
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1
Relates to the provision of health and human services in this state and the licensing of mental health professionals; clarifies certain statutory provisions; authorizes the imposition of fees; replaces mental retardation with intellectual disability; relates to commitment proceedings for a child, juvenile detention and home detention, family and protective services, medical assistance, alternative abuse response, medical records, unreimbursed costs, public health violations and carrier liability insurance.
S 239 - Schwertner
Mental Health Professionals Student Loan Repayment
07/06/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 322
Relates to student loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals; includes physician graduates of an accredited psychiatric residency training program, licensed professional counselors, psychologists, advanced practice registered nurses with certification in psychiatric or mental health nursing, graduates of psychiatric residency training program and licensed clinical social workers; provides for eligibility for repayment assistance.
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
06/24/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 109
Relates to making a voluntary contribution to the Special Olympics State fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration.
S 277 - Schwertner
Abolition of Health Related Task Forces
06/18/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to abolishment of certain health-related and other task forces and advisory committees; relates to Medicaid, open meetings, child health plan programs, outcomes, drug utilization review boards, guardianship, Medicaid managed care, interagency support groups, child health plans and Medicaid reimbursements to hospitals and custody of the property, records and others assets of an abolished entity.
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
05/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
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
05/29/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to certain violations committed by long-term care facilities, including violations that constitute the abuse and neglect of residents.
S 31 - Zaffirini
Volunteer Firefighter Authority to hold Tax-free Sales
07/06/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 179
Provides for 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
07/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 596
Relates to the use of maximum allowable cost lists related to pharmacy benefits; prohibits a health benefit plan issuer or pharmacy benefit manager from including a drug on a maximum allowable cost list unless the drug meets certain specifications; requires certain disclosures.
S 339 - Eltife
Dispensing Organizations and Cannabis Regulation
07/06/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 301
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 as prescribed and for any employee of a dispensing organization to obtain a registration; authorizes fees; relates to the Compassionate Use Registry; relates to intractable epilepsy; .
S 35 - Zaffirini
State Information Security Plans Management of Risks
05/25/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/26/2015.
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
07/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 597
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
07/07/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 183
Relates to increased oversight by the Department of State Health Services of hospitals that commit preventable adverse event violations; provides that if the department finds that a hospital has committed a violation that resulted in a reportable potentially preventable adverse event, the department shall require the hospital to develop and implement a plan for approval by the department to address the deficiencies that may have contributed to the preventable adverse event.
S 374 - Schwertner
State Agencies Participation in E-verify Requirement
07/10/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 425
Requires state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify, for all newly hired employees under the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
S 378 - Rodriguez Jo
Social Workers Providing Volunteer Health Care Services
06/24/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 14
Relates to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations; defines a volunteer social worker as a licensed social worker or a retired social worker who is eligible to engage in the practice of social work under the law of the State.
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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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 389 - Rodriguez Jo
Military Occupational Specialty Codes
06/24/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 111
Relates to the placement of military occupational specialty codes on notices of state agency employment openings; provides that the classification officer shall research and identify the military occupational specialty code for each branch of the armed forces of the United States that corresponds to each position contained in the state's position classification plan; provides that the classification officer may request the assistance of the Texas Veterans Commission.
S 397 - Rodriguez Jo
Veterans' Assistance Lottery Game Advertising
05/29/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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
05/25/2015 - Postponed.
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
07/07/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 185
Relates to health care information provided by and notice of facility fees charged by freestanding emergency medical care facilities exempt from licensing requirements; relates to provider networks; provides that a physician providing medical care at the facility may bill separately from the facility for the medical care provided to a patient; requires notice of such fees to be posted in each patient's room and on the facility's Internet website.
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
07/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 599
Relates to the licensing and regulation of pharmacists and pharmacies; relates to the dispensing of a dangerous drug in the event of a natural or manmade disaster; provides an electronic messaging system to provide for pharmacy complaints; relates to the procedures governing the inspection of financial records during the course of a complaint investigation; relates to supplying phramacist's records of practice outside the pharmacy; requires notification of pharmacy change of location.
S 461 - Perry
Abusable Synthetic Substance False Labeling
07/07/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 187
Relates to false or misleading packaging, labeling, or advertising of abusable synthetic substances that mimic a controlled substance; provides criminal and civil penalties for violations; prohibits sale of such substances.
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 481 - Hancock
Facility-Based Physician Billing Practices
07/23/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 467
Relates to information provided to consumers by facility-based physicians billing a patient covered by a preferred provider benefit plan or certain health benefit plans; includes assistant surgeons in the definition of facility-based physician; requires conspicuous, plain-language explanations of certain mandatory mediation processes.
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 521 - Fraser
State Water Emergency Authorization
05/25/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/26/2015.
Relates to the period for which the State Commission on Environmental Quality may grant or renew an emergency authorization relating to the use of state water.
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
05/08/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 5/12/2015.
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
07/08/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 327
Relates to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans with mental illness and their families; provides eligibility requirements.
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 578 - Hinojosa
Providing Inmates With Information on Reentry Resources
06/24/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 112
Requires the State Department of Criminal Justice to identify organizations that provide reentry and reintegration resource guides and shall collaborate with those organizations to prepare a resource guide that is to be made available to all inmates; provides the types of organizations with which the Department shall collaborate.
S 582 - Kolkhorst
Education and Training Programs for Food Handlers
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to training courses for certain food handlers.
S 59 - Nelson
Services for Victims of Family Violence
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to an exemption from competitive bidding requirements for the procurement of services for victims of family violence.
S 607 - Hancock
Interagency Council for the Homeless
07/07/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 305
Relates to the State Interagency Council for the Homeless; provides for membership; provides for meetings by teleconference or videoconference.
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
04/21/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the prohibition of certain employment discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder.
S 630 - Rodriguez Jo
Protective Orders for Victims of Sexual Assault
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to protective orders for certain victims of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking; provides for the rights of victims and guardians of victims, including the right to request that an attorney representing the state file a protective order.
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 656 - Eltife
Perpetual Care Cemeteries
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 19
Relates to perpetual care cemeteries; provides that a court may make a modification or terminate such cemetery's fund if income from the fund is inadequate to maintain, repair, and care for the cemetery and another sources for providing additional contributions to the fund is unavailable; authorizes the transfers of all or a portion of the cemetery's assets to a nonprofit corporation, municipality, county or appropriate person who is willing to accept, continue to care for, and maintain the cemetery.
S 66 - Hinojosa
Epinephrine Auto Injectors
07/06/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 180
Relates to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on public school and open-enrollment charter school campuses and while at or in transit to or from off-campus school events.
S 660 - Rodriguez Jo
Veteran Entrepreneur Program Regional Coordinators
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 73
Requires the Veteran Entrepreneur Program to establish regional coordinators in major centers of economic growth to provide certain services, and to consult with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Small Business Administration in developing procedures to ensure the services providing under the program do not duplicate services already provided by those organizations.
S 664 - Taylor V
Employment Termination for Falsifying Military Record
07/23/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 468
Relates to employment termination for falsification of military record in obtaining employment or employment benefits; allows an employer to discharge an employee for such falsification; provides that an employment contract entered into by an employer with an employee discharged for such falsification is void and unenforceable; authorizes certain suits against an employer.
S 674 - Campbell
Instruction in Educator Training Programs
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
05/04/2015 - 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.
S 694 - Bettencourt
Patients With Terminal Illnesses Drug Access
05/20/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
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 742 - Ellis
Medical Center Specialty License Plates
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 41
Relates to the issuance of the Texas Medical Center specialty license plates; requires a portion of the license plate fees to provide grants to benefit the Texas Medical Center and member institutions.
S 746 - Whitmire
Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators; amends provisions subject to criminal penalties.
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
Providers of Health Care and Long Term Services.
06/20/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to access and assignment requirements for, support and information regarding, and investigations of certain providers of health care and long-term services; relates to provider access requirements for a Medicaid managed care organization; provides health care services to recipients.
S 780 - Huffman
Preservation of Toxicological Evidence Collected
05/15/2015 - Not again placed on intent calendar.
Relates to the preservation of toxicological evidence collected in connection with certain intoxication offenses; relates to blood or urine sample; ensures the specimen be saved for a period of time.
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
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 21
Relates to requiring direct access to 9-1-1 service from telephone systems and equivalent Internet Protocol services that connect users to a public safety answering point through a 9-1-1 system; includes business service users; provides for an emergency communication district; provides for instructional stickers on any noncompliant system; provides for emergency assistance to a business service user.
S 791 - Kolkhorst
Congenital Cytomegalovirus in Infants Testing
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
07/07/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 195
Relates to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference; includes a veteran with a disability; includes a surviving wife who has not remarried; includes an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty; relates to state agencies, including an institution of higher education.
S 806 - Campbell
College Credit for Heroes Program
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the College Credit for Heroes program.
S 807 - Campbell
Occupational License Application and Examination Fees
07/08/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 328
Waives occupational license application and examination fees for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses whose military service, training, or education substantially meets all of the requirements for the license or who holds a current license issued by another jurisdiction that has licensing requirements that are substantially equivalent to the requirements for the license in this state.
S 830 - Kolkhorst
Foster Care Children Ombudsman
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Relates to the establishment of an independent ombudsman for children in foster care to assist children and youth with complaints regarding issues within the authority of the health and human services agencies; provides the duties and powers of the ombudsman; requires the adoption of rules requiring all residential child-care facilities in which children and youth in conservatorship are placed for filing a complaint in a location that is easily accessible and offers maximum privacy.
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
07/07/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 199
Establishes coordinating workgroups of the State Coordinating Council for Veterans Services.
S 835 - Taylor V
Punishment for Offense of Fraudulent Military Record
05/21/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 6
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
07/07/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 247
Relates to facilities management and maintenance 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
04/20/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
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 875 - Eltife
Regulation of State Trust Companies
07/07/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 250
Regulates state trust companies; provides that equity capital is the amount by which total assets of a state trust company exceed total liabilities; relates to change of control of an exempt state trust company; provides for examinations by the banking commissioner; provides exemptions for family clients and non-corporate entities; provides for revocable and irrevocable trusts; requires an annual statement of condition and income; relates to nonprofits, charitable organizations and estates.
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 904 - Hinojosa
Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales and Use Tax
07/27/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 475
Relates to exempting emergency preparation supplies, including portable generators, storm protection devices, ladders, portable light sources, fuel containers, batteries, radios, first aid kits, and certain other supplies from the sales and use tax for a limited period.
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
07/07/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 252
Relates to the council on long-term care facility surveys and informal dispute resolution; requires a report.
S 918 - Nichols
Claiming an Exemption From Ad Valorem Tax Procedure
07/08/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 373
Relates to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran's organization; provides that the exemption applies until the property changes hands.
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
06/23/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 10
Prohibits a health benefit plan issuer or a pharmacy benefit manager from charging or holding a pharmacist or pharmacy responsible for a fee for any step of or component or mechanism related to the claim adjudication process, including the adjudication of a pharmacy benefit claim, the processing or transmission of a pharmacy benefit claim, the development or management of a claim processing or adjudication network, or the participation in a claim processing or adjudication network.
S 947 - Zaffirini
Off-campus Employment Positions Feasibility Study
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 76
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
06/19/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
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
05/21/2015 - Committee report sent to local and consent 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
06/16/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Directs the governor to award the State Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously to Lieutenant Colonel Ed Dyess.
SCR 43 - Campbell
State Legislative Medal of Honor
05/13/2015 - No action taken in committee.
Directs the governor of the state to posthumously award the State Legislative Medal of Honor to Matthew E. Mendoza.
SCR 44 - Campbell
State Legislative Medal of Honor
05/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the governor of the state to posthumously award the State Legislative Medal of Honor to Cleto L. Rodriguez in recognition of his Valiant service during World War II.
SCR 45 - Hinojosa
Valley Voter Awareness Month
05/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ADMINISTRATION.
Designates September as Valley Voter Awareness Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2015.
SCR 50 - West
Corrections in Senate Bill 968
06/18/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Instructs the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 968, relating to prescription drug misuse awareness in public schools.
SJR 1 - Nelson
Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
06/01/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State.
Proposes a constitutional amendment changing 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; prohibits the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property.
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
05/04/2015 - 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.
SJR 64 - Lucio Ed
Constitutional Amendment
04/30/2015 - Left pending in committee.
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.
SR 678 - Birdwell
Syringomyelia Awareness Month
05/04/2015 - Passed SENATE.
Declares May of 2015 as Syringomyelia Awareness Month in the state.
SR 824 - Schwertner
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
05/19/2015 - Passed SENATE.
Proclaims the month of May 2015 Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in the state.
 
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