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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 1017 - Flynn
Public Duty Justification and Military Force
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to a public duty justification for conduct of a service member of the State military forces.
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 1022 - Moody J
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
07/20/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 391
Relates to the eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a surviving spouse with a life estate in the homestead property.
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 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 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 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 11 - Bonnen D
Department of Public Safety
07/08/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 333
Relates to the State Department of Public Safety, military and law enforcement training, and the investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention of certain offenses; relates to promotion of prostitution, smuggling of persons and trafficking of persons; includes organized crime and border security; provides for hiring officers with previous law enforcement experience; provides for veteran applicants for trooper training; provides for department assistance at international checkpoints.
H 1128 - Fletcher
Combat Action Badge Specialty License Plate Issuance
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 708
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates for recipients of the Combat Action Badge, Medal or Ribbon.
H 1133 - Miller R
Military Preparedness Commission Composition
06/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 157
Relates to the composition of the State Military Preparedness Commission; provides for designation of a representative; relates to defense affairs and military affairs.
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 1161 - Miller R
Military Preparedness Commission Composition
05/08/2015 - Committee substitute considered in committee.
Relates to the composition of the State Military Preparedness Commission.
H 118 - Flynn
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
05/22/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a fee waiver for a combination resident hunting and fishing license for certain military personnel.
H 119 - Flynn
Tuition Assistance
05/12/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to tuition assistance for members of the State Guard; requires a year of good-standing membership to be eligible; exemption shall not exceed specific semester credit hours.
H 1201 - Miller R
Items Sold to Armed Forces Members Sales Tax Exemption
03/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to a sales tax exemption for items sold at a United States military installation to a member of the United States armed Forces on active duty.
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 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 1303 - Guillen
General Officers Within the State Military Department
05/05/2015 - Considered in local and consent calendars.
Relates to general officers within the state military department.
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 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 1340 - Blanco
Military Occupational Specialty Codes Placement
05/12/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to the placement of military occupational specialty codes on certain notices of state agency employment openings.
H 1364 - Miller R
Specialty License Plates Issuance
08/05/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1028
Provides for issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.
H 140 - Menendez
Drivers Licenses and Personal Identification
02/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to driver's licenses and personal identification certificates issued to veterans; reduces certain fees.
H 1412 - Blanco
Veterans Assistance Lottery Game Marketing
03/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on LICENSING AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.
Relates to the marketing and advertising of the veterans' assistance lottery game.
H 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 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
08/12/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 531
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; provides that an appraiser may not cancel an exemption received by a person 65 years of age or older without first providing written notice of the cancellation to the individual receiving the exemption.
H 1484 - Blanco
Veteran Entrepreneur Program Regional Coordinators
05/07/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to regional coordinators within the veteran entrepreneur program.
H 1512 - Paul
Issuance of Specialty License Plates
04/22/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military awards.
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 1598 - Miller D
Military Forces Oath of Affirmation
07/10/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 534
Provides for the state military forces oath of affirmation by a person appointed, enlisted, or drafted in or who volunteers for the Texas military forces, other than the Texas National Guard.
H 1639 - Farias
Impact of Military Installation
05/27/2015 - Not again placed on intent calendar.
Relates to providing certain information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installation.
H 1640 - Farias
Defense Community Regulations
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 738
Relates to the compatibility of certain defense community regulations and structures with military operations; requires a defense community that proposes to adopt or amend an ordinance, rule, or plan that would be applicable in a controlled compatible land use area, and which may impact base operations, to notify base or facility authorities concerning compatibility; provides that such requirement applies only to defense communities that have not adopted airport zoning regulations.
H 1646 - White
Program Allowing Military Voters on Active Duty to Vote
05/04/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to a program allowing certain military voters on active duty overseas to cast a ballot electronically.
H 165 - Larson
Liberty Preservation Act
05/08/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to the Texas Liberty Preservation Act; declares certain portions of the federal national defense authorization acts of 2012 and 2014 invalid; provides penalties for a person who is an official, agent, or employee of the United States or an employee of a corporation providing services to the United States if the person enforces or attempts to enforce a statute, a rule or regulation, an order, or any law of the United States in violation of this subchapter.
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 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 1719 - Bell
Unemployment Compensation Benefits Eligibility
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits of a state military Forces member on release from training or duty.
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 1814 - Farney
Active Duty Military Personnel Drivers Licenses Renewal
07/02/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 292
Relates to the online renewal of driver's licenses of active duty military personnel and relatives who are absent from the state.
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 1899 - Schaefer
Ribbon for Members of the Military Forces
05/04/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the State border.
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 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 1951 - Springer
Tuition Exemptions at Higher Education Institutions
03/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to tuition exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain active members of the armed Forces of the United States and the dependent children of those members.
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 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 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 2014 - Sheets
Military Personnel Certification to Teach in Schools
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 755
Provides for authority of current and former military personnel to obtain certification to teach career and technology education classes in public schools; provides that the board may not propose rules requiring qualified persons seeking career and technology education certification for a specific trade to hold a credential related to that trade or possess experience related to that trade other than the experience in that trade obtained through military service.
H 2015 - Sheets
Employment Termination for Falsification
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to employment termination for falsification of military record in obtaining employment or employment benefits.
H 2043 - Sheets
Local Option Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
03/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.
H 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 2123 - King P
Military Forces Participation in Group Benefits Program
08/05/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1059
Relates to participation of the state military forces in the state group benefits program; provides that the department shall require payment of the state contribution of a member of the state military forces who elects to participate in the state group benefits program by the person responsible for paying for the mission for which the member is on state active duty or state training and other duty; provides for reimbursement to the Employees Retirement System.
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 2143 - King S
Residence Homestead Exemption From Ad Valorem Taxation
03/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the continuation of a residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation while the owner is temporarily absent because of military service.
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 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 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 2232 - Kuempel J
Regional Military Sustainability Commissions
07/29/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 765
Relates to the creation of Regional Military Sustainability Commissions for certain military installations.
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 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 242 - Lucio E
Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran who has been honorably discharged.
H 246 - Martinez Fische
Creating Jobs for Veterans Franchise Tax Credits
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.
Relates to franchise tax credits for businesses that employ veterans; adds provisions subject t a criminal penalty.
H 2604 - Dale
Concealed Handgun License Application
07/07/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 174
Relates to a concealed handgun license application that is submitted by a peace officer or a member of the state military Forces; requires submission of name, rank and a current copy of the applicant's peace officer license and evidence of employment as a peace officer.
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 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 2728 - King S
The Texas Military Preparedness Commission Grant Amount
03/25/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the amount the State Military Preparedness Commission may grant to local governmental entities for certain purposes.
H 276 - Ashby
Armed Service Member Land Appraisal for Ad Valorem Tax
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.
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 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 2875 - Martinez
State Supported Education and Health Care Benefits
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to state-supported education and health care benefits for certain military personnel and their dependents.
H 2881 - Smith W
Issuance of Specialty License Plates
04/22/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates for persons who served in the United States armed services and participated in Operation Restore Hope.
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 2965 - Gonzales L
Military Department Administrative Support Positions
08/05/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1100
Relates to administrative support positions with the State Military Department; authorizes the adjutant general to hire service members of the State military forces to fill state military positions with the department as authorizes by the General Appropriations Act; provides for benefits and paid leave; provides for a state salary structure.
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 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 3143 - Lozano
Specialty License Plates
04/22/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates for persons who served in the United States armed services as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician or specialist.
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 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 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 3307 - Miller R
Authority of the Employees Retirement System of Texas
07/31/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 807
Relates to the authority of the Employees Retirement System of the state to make available a TRICARE Military Health System Supplemental plan to an eligible employee or annuitant who waives coverage under the basic coverage plan.
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 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 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 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 3506 - Guillen
Armed Services Scholarship
05/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Relates to the appointment by certain elected officials of students to receive a state Armed Services Scholarship.
H 3547 - Larson
Voluntary Veteran's Employment Preference
07/31/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 816
Relates to a voluntary veteran's employment preference for private employers.
H 3566 - Miller R
Military Personnel Tuition Exemptions
04/15/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents.
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 3572 - Zerwas
Military Personnel Tuition Exemptions
05/05/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents.
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 3652 - Fallon
Workers Compensation Death Benefits
04/29/2015 - No action taken in committee.
Relates to the workers' compensation death benefits paid to the beneficiaries of certain state service members killed in the line of duty.
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 371 - McClendon
Consumer Credit Extensions for Military Personnel
04/22/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to certain extensions of consumer credit facilitated by a credit access business for certain military personnel or their dependents.
H 3710 - Blanco
Voluntary Contribution to Fund for Veterans Assistance
07/31/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 821
Relates to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a concealed handgun license; provides for a space on the first page of each application to indicate the amount that the person is voluntarily contributing to the fund.
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 3742 - Smith W
Department of Licensing and Regulation Authority
07/28/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 586
Relates to the authority of the State Department of Licensing and Regulation to determine applicant eligibility for a license; includes evaluation of the person's education, training, experience, and military service; relates to an an agreement with another state to allow for licensing by reciprocity.
H 3808 - Rodriguez E
Local Governmental Entities and Defense Jobs
05/08/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to financial assistance to local governmental entities affected by the realignment of defense jobs or facilities.
H 3877 - Sanford
Active Duty Personnel
04/29/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to active duty personnel.
H 3898 - Sanford
Active Duty Personnel
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to active duty personnel.
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 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 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 3996 - Blanco
Donations of Juror Reimbursements
08/05/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1266
Relates to donations of juror reimbursements; authorizes donations to veterans court programs.
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 4037 - Guillen
Rate of the Hotel Occupancy Taxes in Certain Counties
07/31/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 981
Relates to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax and the use of revenue from the hotel occupancy tax by certain counties; authorizes an increase in the rate of a tax; authorizes the imposition of a tax by certain counties in which there is located a military installation; authorizes construction of visitor information centers and improvement of historical preservation and restoration efforts.
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 410 - Turner C
Unclaimed Lottery Prize Money to Veterans' Assistance
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the amount of unclaimed lottery prize money to be deposited in the fund for veterans' assistance.
H 432 - Munoz
Disabled Veterans' Surviving Spouse Ad Valorem Tax
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
H 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 445 - Raney
Notice of Paid Leave Availability for Military Service
07/20/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 456
Relates to providing notice of the availability of paid leave for military service to public officers and employees; relates to the net balance of unused accumulated leave carried forward to the next fiscal year and the net balance of unused accumulated leave to which the officer or employee is entitled.
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 508 - Raney
Law Enforcement Hunter Education Requirement Exemption
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/14/2015.
Relates to an exemption for certain law enforcement and military personnel from the requirement to complete a hunter education program; authorizes a fee.
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 522 - Raymond
Public High Schools Pilot Program
02/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Relates to establishing a pilot program in designated public high schools in certain municipalities for placement of students in Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs as an alternative to placement in disciplinary or juvenile justice alternative education programs.
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 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 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
07/31/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1002
Relates to donations to local veteran's charities ordered as a condition of community supervision.
H 591 - Ashby
Armed Service Members Land Appraisal for Ad Valorem Tax
02/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the eligibility of land owned by deployed or stationed outside the state member of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land; relates to land devoted principally to agricultural use.
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 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 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 67 - Gonzalez M
Military Medal Recipients Specialty License Plates
05/05/2015 - In HOUSE Tabled.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military medals.
H 682 - Sheets
Military Servicemembers Motor Vehicle Sales and Use Tax
05/15/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty.
H 683 - Sheets
Disabled Veterans Residence Homestead Ad Valorem Tax
05/13/2015 - Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.
Relates to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the assessed value of a property owned by certain disabled veterans and the amount of the exemption for the surviving spouses and children of certain disabled veterans.
H 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 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 765 - King S
Health and Human Services Waiting Lists for Military
03/11/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to ensuring out of state military members and dependents maintain their positions on waiting lists for programs provided by health and human services agencies.
H 787 - Miller R
State Military Preparedness Commission
05/22/2015 - Committee report printed and distributed.
Relates to the State Military Preparedness Commission and strategic planning regarding military bases and defense installations.
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 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 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 882 - Miller R
State Military Preparedness Commission Director
05/20/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the director and assistant director of the State Military Preparedness Commission.
H 886 - Miller R
Iraq Campaign Medal Specialty License Plate Issuance
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on DEFENSE & VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the issuance of Iraq Campaign Medal specialty license plates.
H 893 - Miller R
Military Facilities and Zoning Authority
04/01/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to granting certain local governments general zoning authority around certain military facilities; provides a penalty.
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 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 923 - Flynn
Specialty License Plate Issuance
07/31/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1012
Provides for the issuance of 36th Infantry Division specialty license plates and souvenir license plates.
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 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 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.
HCR 46 - Farias
Services to Incarcerated Veterans
06/17/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Urges Congress to consider expanding mental health services provided by certain facilities to 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, located at a site outside the historic Capitol grounds, honoring veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
HCR 80 - Pena
Federal Funding for Repairs to the Battleship Texas
06/15/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Petitions Congress to provide federal funding for repairs to the Battleship Texas.
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.
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 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 138 - King S
Constitutional Amendment Resolution
04/22/2015 - Left pending in subcommittee.
Proposes a constitutional amendment relating to the use of bonds and notes in the military value revolving loan account.
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 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 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 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.
HR 33 - Price
Recognition Resolution
02/19/2015 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes May 16, 2015, as Armed Forces Day.
HR 58 - Raney
Recognition Resolution
01/27/2015 - Passed HOUSE.
Recognizes January 27, 2015, as Gratitude Initiative Kids Day in the state.
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 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 1115 - Campbell
Active Overseas Military Voters Cast Program
07/27/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 477
Relates to a program allowing certain military voters on active duty overseas to cast a ballot electronically; provides that the secretary of state shall select to participate in the program a number of counties that are determined to have the appropriate technological capabilities; provides for a report on the use of email ballot submissions.
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 1253 - Hall
Ribbon for Certain Members of the Military Forces
05/11/2015 - Committee report sent to calendars.
Relates to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the Texas border.
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 1296 - West
Enacted Codes Nonsubstantive Additions and Corrections
08/05/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1236
Relates to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes; relates to residence homestead property tax exemption, contracts for transitional living services for foster youth, and insurance assessments or fees.
S 1304 - Menendez
Women Veterans Mental Health Initiative
08/05/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1237
Relates to the creation of a women veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans; provides for development of a women veterans mental health initiative; relates to counseling, jail diversion and suicide prevention.
S 1305 - Menendez
Rural Veterans Mental Health Initiative
08/05/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1238
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
08/05/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1193
Relates to occupational licenses for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses; provides for an extension of license renewal deadlines and alternative licensing procedures.
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 1309 - Menendez
Teaching Certificates
08/05/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1194
Establishes a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps teaching certificate; provides for the satisfaction of eligibility requirements for certification as a principal.
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 1325 - Menendez
State Military Preparedness Commission
05/15/2015 - Not again placed on intent calendar.
Relates to grants to local governmental entities from the state Military Preparedness Commission.
S 1352 - Hinojosa
Concealed Handgun License Application
03/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to a concealed handgun license application that is submitted by a peace officer or a member of the state military Forces.
S 1358 - Campbell
Military Preparedness and Strategic Planning
07/08/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 330
Relates to the State Military Preparedness Commission and strategic planning regarding military bases and defense installations; provides that the commission is attached for administrative purposes to the office of the governor; provides for the military base realignment and closure task force; provides for a loan to a defense community for a project that will enhance the military or defense value of a military base or defense facility located in, near, or adjacent to the defense community.
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 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 1474 - Garcia
Eligibility for Participation in Veterans Court Program
08/05/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1205
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 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 1580 - Garcia
Study on Homeless Veterans
07/31/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 960
Relates to a study and a report on homeless veterans; provides a description of the statewide and major local entities serving homeless veteran populations, and the funding sources of those entities; provides for recommendations to improve the effectiveness of this state's approach to addressing homelessness among veterans, including any recommended changes to state law.
S 169 - Uresti
Health and Human Services Agencies for Military Members
08/12/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 466
Relates to ensuring that certain military members and their spouses and dependents maintain their positions on interest lists or other waiting lists for health and human services assistance programs; relates to members who maintained this state as their legal residence, were killed in action or died while in service and their spouses and dependent children who maintain this state as the state of legal residence; relates to the end of a member's active duty service.
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 1731 - Uresti
Specialty License Plates
04/01/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Gallantry Cross Medal and the Prisoner of War Medal.
S 1735 - Birdwell
Public Institutions of Higher Education Tuition & Fees
05/30/2015 - Withdrawn from CONFERENCE COMMITTEE. *****Reconsidered by SENATE.
Relates to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents.
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 1816 - Hinojosa
TRICARE Military Health System Supplemental Plan
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to the authority of the Employees Retirement System of the state to make available a TRICARE Military Health System Supplemental plan.
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
07/31/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 964
Relates to a joint study on the nomination and selection process for the award of the state Legislative Medal of Honor.
S 1834 - Menendez
Participation in the State Group Benefits Program
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on STATE AFFAIRS.
Relates to participation in the state group benefits program by a member of the State National Guard called to protect the border.
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 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 193 - Creighton
Specialty License Plates Issuance
06/24/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 34
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of specified military medals.
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 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 2041 - Seliger
Midland County State Highway Designation
08/05/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1233
Provides for the designation of a portion of State Highway 191 in Midland County as the Sergeant Michael Naylor Memorial Highway and of the portion of Interstate Highway 30 in Rockwall County as the Congressman Ralph Hall Highway.
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 3 - Birdwell
Department of Public Safety Powers and Duties
05/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY and PUBLIC SAFETY
Relates to the powers and duties of the State Department of Public Safety; relates to military and law enforcement training, and the investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention of certain offense; provides the State Facilities Commission shall construct a multiuse training facility to be used by various agencies for training purposes; creates the offense of continuous smuggling of persons; modifies the criminal penalty for the offense of smuggling of persons.
S 318 - Hinojosa
State Military Preparedness Commission
07/31/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 840
Increases the amount the State Military Preparedness Commission may grant to local governmental entities for certain purposes; authorizes the use of grant funds to construct infrastructure and other projects necessary to prevent the reduction or closing of a defense facility and for training of workers to support the mission at military installations or defense facilities.
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 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 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 503 - Perry
Local Governmental Entities and Defense Jobs
06/24/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 71
Relates to financial assistance to local governmental entities and defense communities affected by the realignment of defense jobs or facilities; relates to a grant for construct infrastructure and other projects necessary to prevent the reduction or closing of a defense facility; includes training workers to support military installations or defense facilities.
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 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 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 661 - Estes
Military Forces Service Members Information
04/15/2015 - Scheduled for public hearing 4/15/2015.
Relates to the confidentiality of certain information concerning service members of the state military Forces.
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 713 - Hall
General Officers Within the State Military Department
05/11/2015 - Committee report sent to local and consent calendar.
Relates to general officers within the state military department.
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
08/05/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1164
Relates to the College Credit for Heroes program; provides grants to maximize academic or workforce education credit awarded by institutions of higher education to veterans and military servicemembers for military experience, education, and training obtained during military service in order to expedite the entry of veterans and military servicemembers into the workforce.
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 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 833 - Campbell
Residence Homestead Exemption From Ad Valorem Tax
08/05/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1169
Relates to the continuation of a residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation while the owner is temporarily absent because of military service.
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 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 850 - Taylor V
Public Duty Justification for Military Forces Conduct
07/07/2015 - Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 200
Relates to a public duty justification for conduct of a service member of the state military forces ordered into service of this state by proper authority that is performed in the service member's official capacity.
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 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 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.
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
State Legislative Medal of Honor
06/16/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Directs the governor to award the State Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously to Lieutenant Colonel Ed Dyess for military service in World War II.
SCR 37 - Taylor L
United States Africa Command Relocation
06/15/2015 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Urges Congress to encourage the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to the Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston.
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.
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 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 65 - Hinojosa
Constitutional Amendment
04/08/2015 - Left pending in committee.
Proposes a constitutional amendment relating to the use of bonds and notes in the military value revolving loan account.
 
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