Bills of Interest Not Passing »

The following is a list of bills that were tracked by the Office of Governmental Relations that did not pass:

HB 9 by Crownover - Relating to the elimination of smoking in all workplaces and public places; providing penalties.
Last Action: 5-23-07 Set on Senate Intent calendar

HB 10 by Chavez - Relating to certain gaming activity conducted by an Indian tribe or tribal organization.
Last Action: 5-03-07 House failed passage to 3rd reading

HB 13 by Swinford - Relating to homeland security issues, including border security issues and homeland security staffing requirements; making an appropriation.
Last Action: 5-25-07 House point(s) of order sustained by Rep. Burnam, Lon (D-90)

HB 39 by Paxton - Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 4-19-07 Left Pending in House State Affairs

HB 42 by Paxton - Relating to the electronic database of major state contracts.
Last Action: 5-18-07 Senate Government Organization filed committee report

HB 49 by Chavez - Relating to the minimum wage.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 50 by Chavez - Relating to the residency requirements for tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their children.
Last Action: 1-29-07 - Referred to House Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations

HB 59 by Isett - Relating to the management, security, and protection of personal information and governmental records; providing a criminal penalty.
Last Action: 4-17-07 - Left pending in House Business and Industry Committee

HB 67 by Leibowitz - Relating to energy-saving devices and options for vending machines in buildings owned or leased by the state; imposing an administrative fine.
Last Action: 4-03-07 - Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 72 by Hill - Relating to reporting of gifts of cash or a cash equivalent to public officials.
Last Action: 3-08-07 - House Elections hearing set for 03/14/2007.

HB 78 by Branch - Relating to limitations on the automatic admission of undergraduate students to general academic teaching institutions.
Last Action: 2-26-07 Left Pending in House Higher Education Committee

HB 94 by Martinez - Relating to employer contributions for certain employed retirees under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Last Action: 1-29-07 Referred to House Pensions and Investments Committee

HB 104 by Riddle - Relating to information required to establish resident status in connection with tuition and fees charged by public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 4-19-07 Left pending in House State Affairs Committee

HB 116 by Brown - Relating to limitations on the number of courses that students may drop under certain circumstances at public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 5-10-07 Set on House floor calendar for 05/10/2007

HB 122 by Dukes - Relating to promoting the importance of higher education in public schools.
Last Action: 4-10-07 Left pending in House Public Education

HB 127 by Delisi - Relating to the requirement that state agencies report the cost of services and benefits provided to unlawful immigrants.
Last Action: 4-16-07 Left pending in House State Affairs

HB 134 by Villarreal - Relating to the teacher certification in early childhood education.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Left pending in House Public Education

HB 139 by Jackson - Relating to health services provided to health benefit plan enrollees by certain out-of-network health care providers.
Last Action: 4-12-07 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 141 by Jackson - Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 4-19-07 Left pending in House State Affairs

HB 144 by Deshotel - Relating to a preference in state purchasing for products from disaster areas.
Last Action: 1-30-07 Referred to House Government Reform

HB 154 by Pickett - Relating to the abolition of the Texas Transportation Commission and the creation of a commissioner of transportation as an elected statutory state officer.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Left pending in House Transportation

HB 159 by Zedler - Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 5-09-2007 House point(s) of order sustained by Rep. Tommy Merritt

HB 193 by Guillen - Relating to the minimum wage.
Last Action: 2-21-2007 Left pending in House Economic Development

HB 201 by Menendez - Relating to an offense of using a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.
Last Action: 4-17-2007 Left pending in House Transportation

HB 209 by Flores - Relating to eligibility for an award through the Early High School Graduation Scholarship program.
Last Action: 5-15-2007 Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

HB 212 by Woolley - Relating to eliminating automatic admission to certain public institutions of higher education based on high school grade point average.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Left pending in House Higher Education

HB 213 by Isett - Relating to the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations and the constitutional creation of three special funds to replace the economic stabilization fund.
Last Action: 1-30-2007 Referred to House Appropriations

HB 217 by Jackson - Relating to a landowner's repurchase of real property previously acquired by a governmental entity through eminent domain.
Last Action: 2-21-2007 Left pending in House Land and Resource Management

HB 220 by King - Relating to the rights and liabilities of an employer with respect to the carrying of a concealed handgun.
Last Action: 3-28-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 225 by Paxton - Relating to prohibiting the use of state money for certain biomedical research.
Last Action: 4-13-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 232 by Ritter - Relating to employer contributions for certain retirees under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who are employed by an institution of higher education.
Last Action: 3-01-2007 Not heard in House Pensions and Investments

HB 236 by Alonzo - Relating to the minimum wage.
Last Action: 2-21-2007 Left pending in House Economic Investment

HB 237 by Alonzo - Relating to a study and report concerning predicted faculty retirement at general academic teaching institutions.
Last Action: 1-31-2007 Referred to House Higher Education

HB 250 by Riddle - Relating to the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations.
Last Action: 4-10-2007 Re-referred to House Appropriations

HB 253 by Smith - Relating to the authority of the Department of Public Safety and certain local law enforcement agencies to establish a checkpoint on a highway or street to determine whether persons are driving while intoxicated.
Last Action: 4-02-2007 Left pending in House Law Enforcement

HB 260 by Callegari - Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenues.
Last Action: 1-31-2007 Referred to House Appropriations

HB 262 by Coleman - Relating to the minimum wage.
Last Action: 2-21-2007 Left pending in House Economic Development

HB 266 by Anchia - Relating to the designation of certain election days as state holidays.
Last Action: 2-28-2007 Left pending in House Elections

HB 268 by Anchia - Relating to coverage for prescription contraceptive drugs and devices and related services under certain standard health benefit plans.
Last Action: 3-27-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 270 by Anchia - Relating to the use of the Texas emerging technology fund and other incentives to promote new energy technology; imposing a tax. 
Last Action: 1-31-2007 Referred to House Appropriations Subcommittee on Regulatory

HB 277 by Madden - Relating to the creation and operation of a state virtual school network to provide education to students through electronic means.
Last Action: 4-27-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 291 by Jackson - Relating to requiring governmental entities and contractors with governmental entities to participate in the federal work authorization program; providing a penalty.
Last Action: 4-16-2007 Left pending in House State Affairs

HB 293 by Farrar - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for reconstructive surgery following mastectomy.
Last Action: 3-27-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 305 by Farrar - Relating to the prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Last Action: 1-31-2007 Referred to House Business and Industry

HB 317 by Miller - Relating to the student enrollment required for the issuance of certain revenue bonds for facilities at Texas A&M University--Central Texas.
Last Action: 6-15-2007 Vetoed by the Governor

HB 327 by Leibowitz - Relating to the minimum wage.
Last Action: 2-21-2007 Left pending in House Economic Developments

HB 338 by Leibowitz - Relating to the collection and reporting of employment information regarding beneficiaries of certain health care services and employee health benefit plan coverage.
Last Action: 1-31-2007 Referred to House Insurance

HB 345 by Flynn - Relating to the collateralization of certain public funds.
Last Action: 5-15-2007 Referred to Senate Finance

HB 350 by Vo - Relating to retirement benefits for members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
Last Action: 5-04-2007 Sent to House Local/Consent calendar

HB 351 by Anchia - Relating to prohibiting a grant from the Texas Enterprise Fund to a recipient who employs an undocumented worker.
Last Action: 2-01-2007 Referred to House Economic Development

HB 354 by Howard - Relating to estimating the rate of growth of the state's economy for purposes of the constitutional spending limit.
Last Action: 3-04-2007 Re-referred to House Appropriations

HB 355 by Herrero - Relating to a franchise tax credit for wages paid to graduates of certain institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 4-04-2007 Left pending in House Ways and Means

HB 360 by Strauss - Relating to venue in civil actions brought under the federal Employer's Liability Act or the Jones Act.
Last Action: 2-01-2007 Referred to House Civil Practices

HB 375 by Anchia - Relating to the development of a state strategy for increasing the availability of low-emission automotive fuels for Texas drivers.
Last Action: 4-11-2007 Sent to House Calendars Committee

HB 381 by Allen - Relating to the use of public junior colleges to provide training to state agency employees.
Last Action: 4-17-2007 Sent to House Calendars Committee

HB 383 by Bonnen - Relating to providing for a student who qualifies for automatic admission to an institution of higher education to maintain that status for transferring between institutions in certain circumstances.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Left pending in House Higher Education

HB 390 by Callegari - Relating to the eminent domain authority of The University of Texas System.
Last Action: 2-01-2007 Referred to House Government Reform

HB 393 by Menendez - Relating to reporting of gifts to public officials; imposing a penalty.
Last Action: 2-01-2007 Referred to House Elections

HB 396 by Cook - Relating to the development of a standard method of computing a student's high school grade point average.
Last Action: 4-03-2007 Referred to Senate Education

HB 400 by Goolsby - Relating to the eligibility of a high school graduate for automatic admission to an institution of higher education.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Left pending in House Higher Education

HB 415 by Eissler - Relating to the automatic admission of undergraduate students to a general academic teaching institution that is a component institution of a university system.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Left pending in House Higher Education

HB 419 by McClendon - Relating to divestment by the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas of certain investments related to the Republic of Sudan.
Last Action: 2-01-2007 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 447 by Callegari - Relating to contracts by governmental entities for construction projects and related professional services and to public works performance and payment bonds.
Last Action: 6-15-2007 Vetoed by the Governor

HB 451 by Thompson - Relating to the minimum wage.
Last Action: 2-21-2007 Left pending in House Economic Development

HB 459 by Miller - Relating to the removal, relocation, or alteration of certain monuments or memorials on state property.
Last Action: 3-21-2007 Postponed until 7-04-2007

HB 467 by Pickett - Relating to an energy efficiency products pilot program.
Last Action: 3-27-2007 Left pending in House Regulated Industries

HB 469 by Phillips - Relating to computation of the standard service annuity under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Last Action: 3-08-2007 Left pending in House Pensions and Investments

HB 471 by Solomons - Relating to the cost of obtaining copies of an injured employee's medical records for use by an ombudsman under the office of injured employee counsel's ombudsman program.
Last Action: 3-06-2007 Left pending in House Business and Industry

HB 497 by Madden - Relating to resolution of disputes arising under certain construction contracts.
Last Action: 5-19-2007 Senate State Affairs filed committee report

HB 499 by Castro - Relating to the minimum height required for guardrails on bridges or overpasses.
Last Action: 3-06-2007 Left pending in House Transportation

HB 500 by Castro - Relating to notice to certain public school high school seniors and their parents or guardians of automatic college admission.
Last Action: 3-26-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 501 by Castro - Relating to a survey to monitor the postsecondary education plans of seniors at public high schools.
Last Action: 2-05-2007 Referred to House Public Education

HB 506 by Bailey - Relating to the regulation of the practice of construction and program management for capital improvement projects of school districts.
Last Action: 2-05-2007 Referred to House Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 510 by Farabee - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain mental disorders in children.
Last Action: 4-30-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 511 by Farabee - Relating to the rights and liabilities of an employer with respect to the carrying of a concealed handgun.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Left pending in House Law Enforcement

HB 514 by Farabee - Relating to providing a discounted rate for electricity provided to school districts.
Last Action: 2-22-2007 Left pending in House Regulated Industries

HB 533 by Dukes - Relating to a prescription drug retail price registry and disclosure of a list of prescription drug retail prices.
Last Action: 2-06-2007 Referred to House Public Health

HB 537 by Thompson - Relating to research using human cells and tissues.
Last Action: 4-13-2007 Left pending in House State Affairs

HB 540 by Martinez Fischer - Relating to the creation of a hotline to report suspected incidents of impaired driving or dangerous driving.
Last Action: 2-06-2007 Referred to House Law Enforcment

HB 543 by Strama - Relating to the eligibility of certain adjunct faculty members of public institutions of higher education to participate in a state group benefits program.
Last Action: 2-06-2007 Referred to House Insurance

HB 544 by Strama - Relating to reduced tuition and fees for certain junior college district students who reside outside of the district.
Last Action: 6-15-2007 Vetoed by Governor

HB 571 by Gonzales - Relating to retirement benefits for certain teachers.
Last Action: 2-06-2007 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 580 by Deshotel - Relating to the adoption of an alternative base period for computation of unemployment compensation benefits.
Last Action: 3-21-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 581 by Aycock - Relating to the student enrollment required for Texas A&M University--Central Texas to operate as a general academic teaching institution.
Last Action: 6-15-2007 Vetoed by Governor

HB 592 by Escobar - Relating to the amounts to be appropriated for the state contribution to the teacher retirement program for fiscal years 2008 and 2009.
Last Action: 2-06-2007 Referred to House Appropriations.

HB 598 by Guillen - Relating to publishing notice of certain agreements with state agencies in the Texas Register.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Left pending in House Government Reform.

HB 601 by Thompson - Relating to the requirement that state agencies identify and address adverse human health and environmental effects on minority populations and low-income populations.
Last Action: 4-24-2007 Left pending in House Government Reform.

HB 612 by Branch - Relating to participation by private or independent institutions of higher education in the tuition equalization grant program
Last Action: 4-10-2007 Left pending in House Higher Education

HB 614 by Quintanilla - Relating to requiring a standard change interval for a yellow signal at intersections at which a municipality uses a photographic traffic monitoring system to enforce compliance with a traffic-control signal.
Last Action: 5-18-2007 Left pending in Senate Transportation and Homeland Security

HB 623 by Chavez - Relating to the residency requirements for tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their dependents
Last Action: 3-27-2007 Left pending in House Defense Affairs and State-Federal

HB 639 by Hughes - Relating to information included in legislative appropriations requests of state agencies and in the budgets submitted by the governor and the Legislative Budget Board.
Last Action: 2-06-2007 Referred to House Appropriations

HB 640 by Hughes - Relating to the online posting of expenditures by state agencies.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 641 by Coleman - Relating to application of the minimum wage to certain governmental entities.
Last Action: 4-12-2007 Sent to House Calendars Committee

HB 647 by McCall - Relating to the making and acceptance of political contributions by statewide officers and members of the legislature before and during a special session; providing a criminal penalty.
Last Action: 5-18-2007 Senate State Affairs Committee

HB 656 by Coleman - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for an enrollee with certain mental disorders.
Last Action: 2-06-2007 Referred to House Insurance

HB 659 by Coleman - Relating to coverage of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa as serious mental illnesses under certain group health benefit plans.
Last Action: 2-06-2007 Referred to House Insurance

HB 663 by Dukes - Relating to the performance of a private commercial contractor that provides a service of a state agency.
Last Action: 3-12-2007 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 664 by Dukes - Relating to the adequacy of health maintenance organization health care delivery networks and availability of preferred provider benefits; providing penalties.
Last Action: 3-12-2007 House Insurance Substitute offered

HB 665 by Dukes - Relating to the sharing of client information among certain state agencies.
Last Action: 3-12-2007 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 667 by Van Arsdale - Relating to prohibiting the investment of state funds in certain private business entities doing business in Sudan.
Last Action: 2-06-2007 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 668 by Dukes - Relating to the office of inspector general.
Last Action: 3-26-2007 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 685 by Orr - Relating to the exemption of volunteer fire departments from certain motor fuel taxes.
Last Action: 4-19-2007 Referred to Senate Finance

HB 695 by Villarreal - Relating to the effect of changes in high school enrollment on the eligibility of a graduating high school student for automatic admission to a general academic teaching institution.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Left pending in House Higher Education

HB 699 by Turner - Relating to the confidentiality of certain information involving real estate transactions of the School Land Board, Veterans' Land Board, General Land Office, or land commissioner.
Last Action: 3-16-2007 Sent to House Calendars Committee

HB 706 by Thompson - Relating to equal access to places of public accommodation.
Last Action: 4-04-2007 Left pending in House Civil Practices

HB 712 by Noriega - Relating to the residency requirements for tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their dependents.
Last Action: 4-11-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 722 by Burnam - Relating to the establishment of a global warming task force
Last Action: 3-08-2007 Left pending in House Energy Resources

HB 734 by Chisum - Relating to contingent payment clauses in certain construction contracts.
Last Action: 3-27-2007 SB 324 considered in lieu of HB 734.

HB 752 by Dutton - Relating to the right of an employee to time off from work to participate in certain school activities of the employee's child.
Last Action: 2-20-2007 Left pending in House Business and Industry

HB 753 by Dutton - Relating to the right of an employee to time off from work to meet with certain persons affecting the education of the employee's child.
Last Action: 2-20-2007 Left pending in House Business and Industry

HB 754 by Dutton - Relating to payment of wages to certain employees who miss work to perform jury duty; providing a criminal penalty.
Last Action: 4-12-2007 Sent to House Calendars Committee

HB 756 by Dutton - Relating to the Commission for Affordable and Accessible Health Benefit Plan Coverage.
Last Action: 4-24-2007 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 756 by Dutton - Relating to exempting certain general academic teaching institutions from the requirement that certain high school graduates be granted automatic admission.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Left pending in House Higher Ed

HB 795 by Dutton - Relating to an exemption from or refund of tuition and fees for lower-division students enrolled in a general academic teaching institution who maintain a high grade-point average.
Last Action: 2-07-2007 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 796 by Dutton - Relating to property purchased or leased by a charter school using funds other than state funds.
Last Action: 2-07-2007 Referred to House Public Education

HB 811 by Dutton - Relating to governmental liability.
Last Action: 4-11-2007 Removed from the agenda

HB 813 by Dutton - Relating to discovery procedures for a claim against a governmental entity under the Texas Tort Claims Act.
Last Action: 4-25-2007 Left pending in House Civil Practices

HB 826 by Anchia - Relating to the use of motion sensor technology in certain state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities.
Last Action: 3-05-2007 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 827 by Anchia - Relating to the purchase of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles by state agencies.
Last Action: 4-30-2007 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 834 by Dutton - Relating to limiting the tuition rates that certain public institutions of higher education may charge to resident students.
Last Action: 2-07-2007 Referred to House Higher Education

HB 836 by Davis - Relating to excepting the birth date of a governmental official or employee and certain other information that could be used for the purpose of identity theft from required disclosure under the public information law.
Last Action: 2-07-2007 Referred to House State Affairs

HB 841 by Raymond - Relating to leave for junior college district or university system employees who are physically assaulted while on duty.
Last Action: 3-26-2007 Left pending in House Higher Ed

HB 894 by Raymond - Relating to faculty compensation policies at institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 2-08-2007 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 897 by McClendon - Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their dependents.
Last Action: 4-11-2007 Sent to House Calendars Committee

HB 900 by Villarreal - Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Last Action: 4-07-2007 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 908 by Zedler - Relating to requiring governmental entities and contractors with governmental entities to verify employee information through the federal work authorization program.
Last Action: 2-08-2007  Referred to House Government Reform

HB 919 by Eissler - Relating to coverage for certain mental disorders in children under a health coverage plan established by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas under the Texas School Employees Uniform Group Health Coverage Act.
Last Action: 3-05-2007  Left pending in House Insurance

HB 936 by Burman - Relating to the minimum wage.
Last Action: 2-21-2007  Left pending in House Economic Development

HB 939 by Naishtat - Relating to the creation of the individual development account program to provide savings incentives and opportunities to eligible low-income individuals and households.
Last Action: 4-10-2007 Sent to House Calendars Committee

HB 956 by Hochbery - Relating to reducing the cost of college textbooks; providing a penalty.
Last Action: 4-17-2007 Sent to House Calendars Committee

HB 960 by Herrero - Relating to a policy regulating the use of the textbooks required for certain courses offered by public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 3-12-2007 Left pending in House Higher Education

HB 962 by Krusee - Relating to the rate of the state gasoline and diesel fuel taxes.
Last Action: 2-28-2007 Left pending in House Ways and Means

HB 970 by Christian - Relating to the adoption of state agency rules that impose certain costs on local governments or persons.
Last Action: 5-02-2007 Sent to House Calendars Committee

HB 982 by Corte - Relating to disclosure of certain information related to the exercise of the power of eminent domain.
Last Action: 4-27-2007 Sent to House Calendars Committee

HB 992 by Rose - Relating to certain rights and liabilities of an employer regarding an employee's access to a concealed handgun.
Last Action: 3-26-2007 Sent to House Calendars Committee

HB 999 by Anchia - Relating to the adoption of energy efficiency and conservation standards for the design, construction, and renovation of public school instructional facilities.
Last Action: 3-08-2007 Left pending in House Energy Resources

HB 1002 by Giddings - Relating to intensive preparation academies to prepare public school students to take a state exit-level assessment instrument.
Last Action: 4-10-2007 Left pending in House Public Education

HB 1004 by Giddings - Relating to the right of an injured employee to time off from work for treatment of a compensable injury; providing an administrative penalty.
Last Action: 3-20-2007 Left pending in House Business and Industry

HB 1007 by Van Arsdale - Relating to an electronic database of grant assistance provided by state agencies.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 1021 by Leibowitz - Relating to ensuring that at least 75 percent of dedicated revenues are spent for the purpose of the dedication.
Last Action: 2-12-2007 Referred to House Appropriations

HB 1037 by Farabee - Relating to certain rights and liabilities of an employer regarding an employee's access to a firearm.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Left pending in House Law Enforcement

HB 1056 by Truitt - Relating to creation of a minimum data set for the collection of information on health professionals by the statewide health coordinating council.
Last Action: 4-24-2007 Referred to Senate Health and Human Services

HB 1069 by Zedler - Relating to required disclosures to health benefit plan enrollees regarding professional services provided by certain non-network health care providers; providing penalties.
Last Action: 3-19-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 1073 by Gonzales - Relating to ethics training for legislators and certain other state officers and employees.
Last Action: 2-12-2007 Referred to House Elections

HB 1078 by Rose - Relating to working papers and electronic communications of State Office of Administrative Hearings administrative law judges.
Last Action: 3-15-2007 Sent to House Local/Consent Calendar

HB 1088 by Swinford - Relating to the definition of "biodiesel" as a component of motor fuel.
Last Action: 2-12-2007 Referred to House Agriculture and Livestock

HB 1089 by Raymond - Relating to civil actions against persons who file complaints with governmental agencies or quasi-governmental entities.
Last Action: 4-20-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 1099 by Lucio - Relating to the establishment of a school of law at The University of Texas at Brownsville.
Last Action: 4-23-2007 Left pending in House Higher Ed

HB 1104 by Paxton - Relating to the duration of judgment liens in favor of the state.
Last Action: 4-03-2007 Laid on the table

HB 1105 by McClendon - Relating to the state contribution to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, including an adjustment to the standard service retirement annuity.
Last Action: 4-19-2007 Referred to Senate State Affairs

HB 1106 by Lucio - Relating to considering ownership interests of disabled veterans and recipients of the Purple Heart in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.
Last Action: 4-20-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 1128 by Coleman - Relating to coverage of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa as serious mental illnesses under certain group health benefit plans.
Last Action: 3-27-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 1130 by Leibowitz - Relating to civil actions against persons who file complaints with governmental agencies.
Last Action: 2-28-2007 Left pending in House Civil Practices

HB 1135 by Farabee - Relating to certain incentives offered in relation to an accident and health insurance policy for participation in health promotion or disease prevention programs.
Last Action: 2-12-2007 Referred to House Insurance

HB 1151 by Eiland - Relating to the responsibility of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to provide health care services to certain residents.
Last Action: 2-12-2007 Referred to House Public Health

HB 1152 by Eiland - Relating to enforcement of certain insurance provisions in and related to construction contracts.
Last Action: 3-07-2007 Left pending in House Civil Practices

HB 1153 by Eiland - Relating to indigent health care.
Last Action: 3-26-2007 Removed from agenda.

HB 1163 by Gallego - Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for the spouses of certain military personnel.
Last Action: 3-27-2007 Left pending in House State Affairs and State-Federal Relations

HB 1169 by Coleman - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain physical injuries that are self-inflicted by a minor.
Last Action: 3-27-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 1173 by Coleman - Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds or other obligations to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education; making an appropriation.
Last Action: 3-19-2007 Left pending in House Higher Ed

HB 1182 by Davis - Relating to the provision of a preference in certain governmental purchasing decision for vendors or contractors that provide health care benefits to employees.
Last Action: 4-10-2007 Sent to House Calendars Committee

HB 1185 by Morrison - Relating to the sale of facilities of public institutions of higher education to real estate investment trusts.
Last Action: 3-26-2007 Left pending in House Higher Ed

HB 1186 by Morrison - Relating to the automatic admission of undergraduate students to general academic teaching institutions.
Last Action: 4-25-2007 Sent to House Calendars Committee

HB 1205 by Keffer - Relating to the prohibition of certain employment discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder.
Last Action: 6-15-2007 Vetoed by the Governor

HB 1208 by Keffer - Relating to the submission of uniform financial reports.
Last Action: 2-13-2007 Referred to House Government Reform

HB 1213 by Pitts - Relating to mutual assistance agreements entered into by certain municipalities and private institutions of higher education for the purpose of enforcing state law and to additional powers, privileges, and immunities of peace officers employed by private institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 5-17-2007 Left pending in Senate Education

HB 1224 by Davis - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for enrollees with autism spectrum disorder.
Last Action: 5-10-2007 Set on House Floor Calendar for 5/10/2007

HB 1227 by Smithee - Relating to the regulation of health benefit plan issuers and dissemination of information to patients, physicians, and other providers.
Last Action: 4-17-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 1233 by Branch - Relating to the establishment of a law school in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System.
Last Action: 4-23-2007 Left pending in House Higher Ed

HB 1238 by Noriega - Relating to the operation of a student health center at an institution of higher education.
Last Action: 5-08-2007 Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Ed

HB 1247 by Taylor - Relating to workers' compensation subclaims.
Last Action: 2-13-2007 Referred to House Business and Industry

HB 1249 by Villarreal - Relating to the eligibility of certain transfer students for a TEXAS grant.
Last Action: 4-30-2007 Left pending in House Higher Ed.

HB 1255 by Isett - Relating to the discontinuation of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund
Last Action: 2-20-2007 Left pending in House Regulated Industries.

HB 1259 by Martinez - Relating to a cost of living increase applicable to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Last Action: 3-15-2007 Left pending in House Pensions and Investments.

HB 1262 by Martinez - Relating to civil liability for the breach of security of certain computerized data containing sensitive personal information.
Last Action: 2-14-2007 Left pending in House Business and Industry.

HB 1285 by Zedler - Relating to accreditation requirements for certain workers' compensation insurers and self-insurers.
Last Action: 5-11-2007 House failed passage to engrossment

HB 1291 by Hochberg - Relating to the clean school bus program.
Last Action: 4-10-2007 Left pending in House Environmental Regulation

HB 1299 by Strama - Relating to governmental liability for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
Last Action: 3-23-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 1300 by Strama - Relating to allowing certain military personnel to receive certain federal and state higher education benefits concurrently.
Last Action: 3-27-2007 Left pending in House Defense Affairs and State-Federal

HB 1301 by Zedler - Relating to the appointment of an attorney for a workers' compensation claimant in certain judicial review proceedings initiated by a workers' compensation insurance carrier.
Last Action: 2-14-2007 Referred to House Business and Industry

HB 1306 by Taylor - Relating to workers' compensation subclaims.
Last Action: 4-05-2007 House Business and Industry substitute offered

HB 1315 by Bailey - Relating to the qualifications of a person in the chain of command over fire protection personnel.
Last Action: 4-23-2007 Re-referred to House Urban Affairs

HB 1328 by Smith - Relating to political contributions and expenditures; providing a criminal penalty.
Last Action: 2-14-2007 Referred to House Elections

HB 1335 by Bohac - Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan, including the motor vehicle purchase or lease incentive program under the plan
Last Action: 4-10-2007 Left pending in House Environment Regulation

HB 1339 by Menendez - Relating to the eligibility for education benefits of surviving minor children of certain public employees killed in the line of duty.
Last Action: 4-12-2007 Not heard in House Pensions and Investments

HB 1348 by Thompson - Relating to the discontinuation of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund
Last Action: 2-20-2007 Left pending in House Regulated Industries

HB 1349 by Burnam - Relating to a prohibition against institutions of higher education entering into certain contracts regarding the development or production of nuclear weapons.
Last Action: 4-16-2007 Left pending in House Higher Education

HB 1358 by Gattis - Relating to the definition of private or independent institution of higher education applicable to certain statutes.
Last Action: 5-14-2007 Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

HB 1363 by McReynolds - Relating to a risk assessment program for Type 2 diabetes and the creation of the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Program Advisory Committee.
Last Action: 2-19-2007 Referred to House Public Health

HB 1367 by Madden - Relating to access to the criminal history record information of students, prospective students, and prospective employees by certain public or private postsecondary educational institutions.
Last Action: 4-23-2007 Left pending in House Higher Education

HB 1375 by Peña - Relating to making an appropriation to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for the purpose of supporting the Regional Academic Health Center.
Last Action: 2-19-2007 Referred to House Appropriations

HB 1378 by Smith - Relating to the creation and administration of the public school mathematics and science teachers undergraduate education scholarship program.
Last Action: 4-16-2007 Left pending in House Higher Education

HB 1392 by Turner - Relating to the right of an employee who is a parent of a child enrolled in a special education program to time off from work to meet with certain persons affecting the education of the child.
Last Action: 4-17-2007 Referred to Senate Business and Commerce

HB 1395 by Guillen - Relating to the state contribution to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Last Action: 2-19-2007 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 1405 by Flores - Relating to the operation of video lottery games for this state to provide additional money to fund governmental programs; the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Gaming and Boxing Commission; the powers and duties of the Texas Lottery Commission, the Texas Racing Commission, and the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation, and the regulation of gambling activities in this state; making an appropriation; providing penalties.
Last Action: 2-19-2007 Referred to House Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 1409 by Cook - Relating to the procedure for the initiation of and the award of certain costs in eminent domain proceedings.
Last Action: 2-28-2007 Left pending in House Land and Resource Management

HB 1410 by Keffer - Relating to the discontinuation of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund
Last Action: 2-19-2007 Referred to House Regulated Industries

HB 1427 by Alonzo - Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston.
Last Action: 6-15-2007 Vetoed by the Governor

HB 1429 by Alonzo - Relating to the coverage by certain health benefit plans of mammograms performed by certain health care providers.
Last Action: 3-27-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 1430 by Alonzo - Relating to the creation of the Bureau for Economic Development and Hispanic Studies.
Last Action: 4-19-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 1431 by Alonzo - Relating to the establishment of the Sustainable Water Supply Research Center at The University of Texas at Arlington.
Last Action: 5-15-2007 Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

HB 1434 by Rose - Relating to exempting books purchased by university and college students from the sales tax for a limited period.
Last Action: 3-12-2007 Left pending in House Higher Education

HB 1436 by Rose - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.
Last Action: 3-12-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 1437 by Coleman - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for acute or chronic medical conditions.
Last Action: 3-27-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 1438 by Oliveira - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain tests for the early detection of cardiovascular disease.
Last Action: 4-25-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 1444 by Guillen - Relating to an increase applicable to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Last Action: 2-19-2007 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 1445 by Noriega - Relating to an exemption from tuition and mandatory fees for certain members of the Texas National Guard.
Last Action: 3-27-2007 Left pending in House Defense Affairs and State/Federal

HB 1464 by Zedler - Relating to peer reviews of health care services performed under the workers' compensation system.
Last Action: 2-20-2007 Referred to House Business and Industry

HB 1465 by Zedler - Relating to the payment of benefits under an interlocutory order under the workers' compensation system
Last Action: 2-20-2007 Referred to House Business and Industry

HB 1467 by Deshotel - Relating to reservations of the state ceiling and priority carryforward classifications for certain projects under the private activity bond allocation program.
Last Action: 5-23-2007 Removed from Senate Local/Consent calendar

HB 1477 by Turner - Relating to reimbursement under preferred provider benefit plans for services provided by licensed podiatrists.
Last Action: 4-17-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 1486 by Naishtat - Relating to the establishment of the stem cell research program.
Last Action: 4-13-2007 Left pending in House State Affairs

HB 1489 by Woolley - Relating to the use of certain surplus revenue in the unemployment compensation fund.
Last Action: 4-19-2007 Laid on the table

HB 1520 by Coleman - Relating to student fees at Texas Southern University.
Last Action: 4-16-2007 Left pending in House Higher Education

HB 1533 by Homer - Relating to a ban on human cloning; providing penalties.
Last Action: 4-13-2007 Left pending in House State Affairs

HB 1536 by Homer - Relating to job order contracts entered into by school districts, public institutions of higher education, navigation districts, and certain other governmental entities.
Last Action: 3-05-2007 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 1556 by Pickett - Relating to the management of certain public land.
Last Action: 5-08-2007 Postponed until 05/29/2007

HB 1568 by Goolsby - Relating to the selection by certain governmental entities of providers of landscape architectural services.
Last Action: 3-26-2007 Not heard in House Government Reform

HB 1580 by Thompson - Relating to excepting dates of birth of employees of governmental bodies from required disclosure under the public information law.
Last Action: 2-22-2007 Referred to House State Affairs

HB 1600 by Thompson - Relating to a study concerning maximum lifetime benefit limits under health benefit plan coverage applicable to hemophilia-related services, supplies, pharmaceuticals, and biologics.
Last Action: 4-12-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 1604 by Zedler - Relating to the identification information required of applicants for a driver's license or for certain public benefits, public services, or governmental employment.
Last Action: 5-01-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 1613 by Gattis - Relating to the delivery of prescription drugs for certain state health plans by mail order; providing an administrative penalty.
Last Action: 5-23-2007 Set on Senate Intent calendar for 05/23/2007

HB 1635 by Dukes - Relating to agreements for the automatic admission to public institutions of higher education of certain undergraduate transfer students and to reports by those institutions of information relating to the transfer students.
Last Action: 2-22-2007 Referred to House Higher Education

HB 1650 by Leibowitz - Relating to a fixed tuition rate provided by general academic teaching institutions and public lower-division institutions of higher education to certain undergraduate students.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Referred to House Higher Education

HB 1664 by Zedler - Relating to the designated doctor's examination under the workers' compensation system.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Referred to House Business and Industry

HB 1668 by Aycock - Relating to the issuance of revenue bonds to fund facilities at Texas A&M University--Central Texas.
Last Action: 4-26-2007 Referred to Senate Finance

HB 1685 by McClendon - Relating to exemptions from employer contributions for certain employed retirees under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 1690 by Bailey Relating to the provision of a preference in certain state and school district construction contracts for contractors that provide health benefits to employees.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Referred to House Government Reform

HB 1702 by Howard - Relating to restrictions on the automatic renewal of contracts.
Last Action: 5-10-2007 Set on House floor calendar for 05/10/2007

HB 1713 by Allen - Relating to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 1729 by Leibowitz - Relating to exempting textbooks for university and college courses from the sales tax.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Referred to House Ways and Means

HB 1730 by Leibowitz - Relating to the enforceability of certain contracts between an employer who does not have workers' compensation coverage and an employee of the employer.
Last Action: 4-17-2007 Left pending in House Business and Industry

HB 1731 by Leibowitz - Relating to reporting requirements for employers not covered by workers' compensation insurance.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Referred to House Business and Industry

HB 1740 by Cohen - Relating to the requirements for preconstruction permit renewals.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Referred to House Environmental Regulation

HB 1746 by Giddings - Relating to the establishment of a school of pharmacy in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System.
Last Action: 4-30-2007 Left pending in House Higher Ed

HB 1757 by Hughes - Relating to the obstruction of emergency vehicles at railroad crossings.
Last Action: 5-15-2007 Referred to Senate Transportation and Homeland Security

HB 1782 by Howard - Relating to the applicability of across-the-board salary increases to employees of institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 4-30-2007 Left pending in House Higher Ed

HB 1783 by Howard - Relating to the marketing of credit cards to students at a postsecondary institution and to certain young persons; providing a civil penalty.
Last Action: 5-01-2007 Left pending in House Business and Industry

HB 1794 by Veasey - Relating to an open document format for electronic state documents.
Last Action: 3-26-2007 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 1796 by Hochberg - Relating to the refund of tuition and fees at institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 2-26-2007 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 1829 by Raymond - Relating to prohibiting human cloning and other uses of human tissue by institutions of higher education; providing penalties.
Last Action: 4-13-2007 Left pending in House State Affairs

HB 1843 by Allen - Relating to the authority of a school district to implement a monitoring system that records images of vehicles that pass a stopped school bus; providing for the imposition of civil penalties.
Last Action: 2-27-2007 Referred to House Public Education

HB 1858 by Murphy - Relating to the computation of public high school grade point averages.
Last Action: 2-27-2007 Referred to House Public Education

HB 1870 by Delisi - Relating to authorizing certain state elected officials to conduct a marriage ceremony.
Last Action: 4-25-2007 Left pending in House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues

HB 1877 by Delisi - Relating to authorizing certain state elected officials to conduct a marriage ceremony.
Last Action: 4-25-2007 Left pending in House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues

HB 1878 by Olivo - Relating to longevity pay for certain campus peace officers employed by a state institution of higher education or public technical institute.
Last Action: 4-23-2007 Not heard in House Higher Ed

HB 1880 by Kolkhorst - Relating to restrictions on investments by certain public retirement systems of this state.
Last Action: 4-19-2007 Left pending in House Pensions and Investments

HB 1890 by Raymond - Relating to exempting books purchased by university and college students from the sales tax for a limited period.
Last Action: 2-27-2007 Referred to House Ways and Means

HB 1894 by Howard - Relating to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs.
Last Action: 4-16-2007 Left pending in House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education

HB 1905 by Smith - Relating to provision of health care services by health maintenance organizations and preferred provider benefit plans.
Last Action: 3-19-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 1911 by Elkins - Relating to workers' compensation fee guidelines.
Last Action: 4-25-2007 Re-referred to House Business and Industry

HB 1914 by Eiland - Relating to certain information reporting requirements regarding workers' compensation claims.
Last Action: 4-17-2007 Not heard in House Insurance

HB 1916 by Gonzales - Relating to requiring all public institutions of higher education to use the common course numbering system.
Last Action: 2-28-2007 Referred to House Higher Education

HB 1940 by Zedler - Relating to the resolution of certain medical disputes regarding workers' compensation claims.
Last Action: 3-20-2007 Left pending in House Business and Industry

HB 1957 by Ortiz - Relating to benefits under certain health benefit plans for prenatal care, birth of a child, and postdelivery care.
Last Action: 3-27-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 1963 by Solomons - Relating to rules and policies adopted by state agencies regarding engineering or architectural errors or omissions.
Last Action: 3-26-2007 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 1970 by Zedler - Relating to workers' compensation fee guidelines and payment adjustment factors used in conjunction with those guidelines for certain health care services.
Last Action: 4-11-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 1974 by Miller - Relating to the regulation of pharmacy benefit managers; providing administrative and criminal penalties.
Last Action: 4-13-2007 Removed from agenda

HB 1982 by Latham - Relating to the creation of the Public Education Management Institute of Texas.
Last Action: 4-25-2007 Left pending in House Public Education

HB 1986 by Coleman - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for an enrollee with certain mental disorders.
Last Action: 3-27-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 2006 by Woolley - Relating to the use of eminent domain authority.
Last Action: 6-15-2007 Vetoed by the Governor

HB 2009 by Rose - Relating to the sale of instructional materials to students of institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 3-12-2007 Left pending in House Higher Ed

HB 2011 by Rose - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for a hospital stay following mastectomy and certain related procedures.
Last Action: 3-27-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 2014 by Smithee - Relating to the operation and regulation of certain consolidated insurance programs.
Last Action: 4-25-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 2016 by Smithee - Relating to requirements for certain contracts with physicians and health care providers.
Last Action: 4-17-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 2031 by Giddings - Relating to the student enrollment required for the issuance of certain revenue bonds for facilities at the University of North Texas Dallas Campus.
Last Action: 5-10-2007 Set on House floor calendar for 05/10/2007

HB 2039 by Callegari - Relating to the collection of certain data for the Texas Natural Resources Information System and the duties of the Texas Geographic Information Council.
Last Action: 5-2-2007 Laid on the table

HB 2046 by Phillips - Relating to monthly benefits for certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who return to work.
Last Action: 5-14-2007 Left pending in Senate Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2055 by Cook - Relating to a tuition and fee exemption available to the dependents of certain military personnel.
Last Action: 3-27-2007 Left pending in House Defense Affairs and State-Federal

HB 2059 by Miles - Relating to the right of an employee to time off from work if the employee, or a family or household member of the employee, is a victim of family violence or a violent felony offense.
Last Action: 4-11-2007 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 2097 by Bailey - Relating to the eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits of certain individuals who perform services for educational institutions.
Last Action: 3-05-2007 Referred to House Economic Development

HB 2102 by Kolkhorst - Relating to the abolishment of the Office of State-Federal Relations as an independent agency and the transfer of the duties and functions of that agency to the office of the governor.
Last Action: 3-13-2007 Left pending in House Defense Affairs and State-Federal

HB 2103 by Kolkhorst - Relating to a pilot program to award scholarships to certain correctional officers enrolled at Sam Houston State University.
Last Action: 6-15-2007 Vetoed by the Governor

HB 2107 by Chavez - Relating to the establishment of debt management policies and guidelines by the Bond Review Board.
Last Action: 4-16-2007 Not heard in House Financial Institutions

HB 2116 by Parker - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for home defibrillators.
Last Action: 3-06-2007 Referred to House Public Health

HB 2121 by Kolkhorst - Relating to the amount of hazardous duty pay for certain state employees.
Last Action: 4-17-2007 Left pending in House Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal Justice

HB 2128 by Murphy - Relating to sexual abuse and child molestation prevention training for certain public or private institutions of higher education employees and volunteers who work at programs for minors.
Last Action: 5-07-2007 Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

HB 2141 by Rose - Relating to student members of the board of regents of a state university or state university system.
Last Action: 4-23-2007 Left pending in House Higher Ed

HB 2153 by McClendon - Relating to the right of an employee to time off from work to participate in certain school-related activities of the employee's child.
Last Action: 5-10-2007 Set on House floor calendar for 05/10/2007

HB 2161 by Villarreal - Relating to the authority to approve schools of nursing.
Last Action: 4-16-2007 Left pending in House Higher Ed

HB 2172 by Ritter - Relating to the acceptance of political contributions by candidates for and holders of state executive and legislative offices and by specific-purpose committees related to those candidates and officeholders and to the reporting of political contributions and expenditures by those candidates, officeholders, and committees and by general-purpose committees; providing a criminal penalty.
Last Action: 3-06-2007 Referred to House Elections

HB 2186 by Woolley - Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain nonprofit corporations that provide chilled water and steam to certain health-related institutions of this state.
Last Action: 5-10-2007 Laid on the table

HB 2199 by Taylor - Relating to payment of physicians and health care providers for care provided to persons covered by certain health benefit plans.
Last Action: 3-19-2007 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 2208 by Gallego - Relating to the acquisition by the Parks and Wildlife Department of certain real property in Brewster County owned by the permanent school fund.
Last Action: 4-18-2007 Left pending in House Land and Resource Management

HB 2213 by Vo - Relating to the use and disclosure of social security numbers by institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 3-07-2007 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 2217 by Vo - Relating to grants for higher education and workforce readiness programs in public schools.
Last Action: 5-14-2007 Referred to Senate Education

HB 2225 by Giddings - Relating to student representation on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and certain coordinating board advisory committees.
Last Action: 5-23-2007 Removed from Senate Local/Consent calendar

HB 2233 by Corte - Relating to information technology security practices of state agencies.
Last Action: 5-23-2007 Set on Senate Intent calendar for 05/23/2007

HB 2247 by Van Arsdale - Relating to the cancellation of the voter registration of persons who are deceased or not citizens of the United States.
Last Action: 5-18-2007 Not heard in Senate State Affairs

HB 2262 by Eiland - Relating to indemnification provisions in construction contracts.
Last Action: 4-25-07 Left pending in House Civil Practices

HB 2273 by Rodriguez - Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their family members.
Last Action: 3-27-07 Left pending in House Defense Affairs and State-Federal

HB 2275 by Davis - Relating to parental access to information concerning a child's coverage under a health benefit plan or status under certain state-funded health care programs.
Last Action: 3-07-07 Referred to House Public Health

HB 2276 by Chisum - Relating to financing tools for certain obligations for public improvements.
Last Action: 4-24-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 2279 by Strama - Relating to the use of energy-efficient light bulbs in certain state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities.
Last Action: 4-10-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 2284 by Naishtat - Relating to an energy-efficient building accreditation program.
Last Action: 4-10-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 2289 by West - Relating to retirement and health insurance benefits of school district peace officers under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Last Action: 4-12-07 Left pending in House Pensions and Investments

HB 2290 by Christian - Relating to procedures to help ensure that certain state agency actions are consistent with the meaning and intent of applicable legislative enactments.
Last Action: 5-03-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 2298 by Leibowitz - Relating to prohibiting discrimination against certain employees who sustain an injury in the course and scope of employment.
Last Action: 4-25-07 Left pending in House Business and Industry

HB 2299 by Paxton - Relating to equipment used for irrigation systems.
Last Action: 5-07-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 2305 by Talton - Relating to the availability under the public information law of certain documents filed with a county clerk or a district clerk.
Last Action: 3-27-07 Left pending in House Business and Industry

HB 2314 by Rose - Relating to the confidentiality of certain communications involving an ombudsman program established by an employer as an alternative dispute resolution service.
Last Action: 3-08-07 Referred to House Civil Practices

HB 2329 by Smith - Relating to the creation of consumer report cards for the comparison of health care plans.
Last Action: 5-10-07 Set on House floor calendar for 05/10/2007

HB 2331 by Parker - Relating to the repeal of public prevailing wage rate laws.
Last Action: 3-28-07 Left pending in House Economic Development

HB 2339 by Bonnen - Relating to authorizing certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.
Last Action: 3-26-07 Left pending in House Higher Ed

HB 2343 by Martinez - Relating to providing a discounted rate for electricity provided to certain school districts.
Last Action: 3-08-07 Referred to House Regulated Industries

HB 2369 by Morrison - Relating to a study of developmental education provided by public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 3-08-07 Referred to House Higher Education

HB 2372 by Morrison - Relating to the computation of a student's high school grade point average
Last Action: 5-08-07 Set on House floor calendar for 05/10/2007

HB 2373 by Morrison - Relating to the purchasing and contracting practices of junior college districts; providing criminal penalties.
Last Action: 3-08-07 Referred to House Higher Education

HB 2374 by Goolsby - Relating to the attendance by a quorum of a governmental body at certain events under the open meetings law.
Last Action: 5-09-07 Laid on the table

HB 2376 by Gattis - Relating to the investment authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Last Action: 5-03-07 Laid on the table

HB 2382 by Coleman - Relating to the rates of tuition charged to students of institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 3-08-07 Referred to House Higher Education

HB 2386 by Lucio - Relating to establishing a health science center and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley.
Last Action: 3-08-07 Referred to House Higher Education

HB 2405 by Hardcastle - Relating to paying the costs incurred by a state agency that is deployed by the governor to respond to a natural disaster or other emergency.
Last Action: 5-08-07 Referred to Senate Transportation and Homeland Security

HB 2413 by King - Relating to student loan repayment assistance for speech-language pathologists employed by a public school.
Last Action: 3-12-07 Referred to House Public Education

HB 2416 by Swinford - Relating to the use of eminent domain for highway or other transportation purposes.
Last Action: 3-12-07 Referred to House Land and Resource Management

HB 2421 by Keffer - Relating to funding of the emergency services retirement trust fund and the statewide wildfire protection plan.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 2422 by Leibowitz - Relating to the accessibility of emergency crossovers on a state highway toll project.
Last Action: 5-16-07 Not heard in Senate Transportation and Homeland Security

HB 2430 by Farrar - Relating to a discount on workers' compensation insurance premiums for employers who elect to implement substance abuse testing of employees.
Last Action: 4-20-07 Left pending in House Business and Industry

HB 2443 by Callegari - Relating to the operation, organization, and management of governmental entities, including the repeal of certain obsolete laws.
Last Action: 5-01-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 2464 by Parker - Relating to the calculation of certain deadlines under the public information law.
Last Action: 3-12-07 Referred to House State Affairs

HB 2465 by Parker - Relating to special notice to the news media of the meeting of a governmental body in certain situations under the open meetings law.
Last Action: 3-12-07 Referred to House State Affairs

HB 2373 by Homer - Relating to monthly benefits for certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who return to work.
Last Action: 3-12-07 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 2488 by Bohac - Relating to exempting textbooks for university and college courses from the sales tax.
Last Action: 3-12-07 Referred to House Ways and Means

HB 2515 by McClendon - Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Office of Risk Management.
Last Action: 3-27-07 Left pending in House Business and Industry

HB 2517 by Davis - Relating to damages for certain harassment by an employer.
Last Action: 3-13-07 Referred to House Economic Development

HB 2519 by Davis - Relating to transition-to-work benefits under the workers' compensation system for certain employees who have incurred a compensable injury.
Last Action: 3-13-07 Referred to House Business and Industry

HB 2550 by Smith - Relating to authorized investments in securities or property for foreign companies
Last Action: 5-04-07 Sent to House Local/Consent calendar

HB 2556 by Zerwas - Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for Prairie View A&M University.
Last Action: 3-13-07 Referred to House Higher Education

HB 2567 by Strauss - Relating to energy savings performance contracts.
Last Action: 3-27-07 Left pending in House Regulated Industries

HB 2582 by Naishtat - Relating to prohibiting employer retaliation against certain employees who report abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an elderly or disabled person.
Last Action: 3-13-07 Referred to House Human Services

HB 2597 by Homer - Relating to allowing state employees and employees of a public junior college to receive payment for a portion of accrued vacation or sick leave at a discounted rate.
Last Action: 3-26-07 Left pending in House Higher Ed

HB 2604 by Miles - Relating to planning and administration of the state's historically underutilized business program
Last Action: 4-18-07 Sent to House Local/Consent calendar

HB 2613 by Veasey - Relating to tuition and fees charged to employees of public institutions of higher education and a spouse, child, or dependent of those employees.
Last Action: 3-13-07 Referred to House Higher Education

HB 2620 by Isett - Relating to state facility management and maintenance practices.
Last Action: 5-10-07 Referred to Senate Government Organization

HB 2633 by Bolton - Relating to requiring a record vote by each house or committee of the legislature on bills, proposed constitutional amendments, amendments to bills and proposed constitutional amendments, and certain other actions and to public notice of the record vote.
Last Action: 3-13-07 Referred to House State Affairs

HB 2635 by Chisum - Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.
Last Action: 3-13-07 Referred to House Appropriations

HB 2650 by Rose - Relating to the creation and administration of the teacher, engineer, or professional nurse undergraduate education scholarship program.
Last Action: 3-13-07 Referred to House Higher Education

HB 2658 by Giddings - Relating to the development of college preparatory mathematics and science courses for use in public high schools.
Last Action: 4-10-07 Left pending in House Public Education

HB 2658 by Zerwas - Relating to coverage for bariatric surgical procedures under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act.
Last Action: 4-30-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 2690 by Haggerty - Relating to false claims against the state and actions by private persons to prosecute those claims; providing a civil penalty.
Last Action: 3-13-07 Referred to House Civil Practices

HB 2704 by Woolley - Relating to the regulation of the use of human cells and tissue, including a ban on human cloning; providing penalties.
Last Action: 4-13-07 Left pending in House State Affairs

HB 2709 by Isett - Relating to the deposit of certain public funds with federally insured financial institutions.
Last Action: 5-15-07 Referred to Senate Finance

HB 2713 by Bonnen - Relating to an interim study concerning the state's demand for electric generation capacity, the development of a long-term energy plan, and the effects on the environment of electric generating facilities.
Last Action: 6-15-07 Vetoed by Governor

HB 2733 by Gattis - Relating to the creation of an office of state contract management at the Texas Building and Procurement Commission.
Last Action: 5-18-07 Not heard in Senate Finance

HB 2753 by McClendon - Relating to public financing of the Employees Retirement System of Texas, including a cost-of-living adjustment.
Last Action: 3-14-07 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 2755 by Thompson - Relating to who is a dependent for the purposes of the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act.
Last Action: 3-14-07 Referred to House Insurance

HB 2778 by Villarreal - Relating to increasing the number of transfer students at general academic teaching institutions.
Last Action: 3-14-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 2781 by Coleman - Relating to renaming the State Auditor the Texas Government Accountability Office, and the expansion of the powers and duties of that office, including the creation of an office of inspector general.
Last Action: 3-26-07 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 2786 by Paxton - Relating to the preparation of fiscal notes.
Last Action: 5-08-07 Referred to Senate Finance

HB 2790 by Burnam - Relating to investments in environmental technologies by certain public retirement systems in this state.
Last Action: 4-19-07 Not heard in House Pensions and Investments

HB 2801 by Garcia - Relating to requiring a record vote by each house or committee of the legislature on bills, proposed constitutional amendments, amendments to bills and proposed constitutional amendments, and certain other actions and to public notice of the record vote.
Last Action: 3-14-07 Referred to House State Affairs

HB 2804 by Garcia - Relating to the rates of tuition charged to students of institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 3-14-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 2805 by Garcia - Relating to reopening enrollment in the prepaid higher education tuition program.
Last Action: 3-14-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 2828 by Taylor - Relating to the release of a motor vehicle accident report or certain information in a motor vehicle accident report, providing penalties.
Last Action: 5-14-07 Referred to Senate Transporation and Homeland Security

HB 2842 by Herrero - Relating to the applicability of across-the-board salary increases to employees of institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 3-14-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 2845 by McClendon - Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Last Action: 5-08-07 Laid on the table

HB 2863 by Coleman - Relating to coverage for health care for Texans.
Last Action: 3-28-07 Left pending in House Public Health

HB 2868 by Swinford - Relating to assessment of certain insurers to fund the volunteer fire department assistance fund.
Last Action: 5-15-07 Referred to Senate Finance

HB 2871 by Turner - Relating to the creation and administration of the chemical dependency counselor undergraduate and graduate education scholarship program.
Last Action: 3-14-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 2880 by Homer - Relating to monthly benefits for certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who return to work.
Last Action: 5-18-07 Not heard in Senate State Affairs

HB 2888 by Rodriguez - Relating to retirement benefits for law enforcement officers employed and commissioned by certain institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 4-26-07 Left pending in House Pensions and Investments

HB 2920 by Miller - Relating to the use of a prescription drug formulary by a group health benefit plan.
Last Action: 3-15-07 Referred to House Insurance

HB 2925 by Keffer - Relating to false claims against the state and actions by the state and private persons to prosecute those claims; providing a civil penalty.
Last Action: 4-18-07 Left pending in House Civil Practices

HB 2965 by Vo - Relating to measures to reduce faculty substitutions of certain higher education textbooks.
Last Action: 3-15-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 2966 by Strama - Relating to providing that dedicated revenues received from specialty license plate fees may not be used for general governmental purposes.
Last Action: 4-10-07 Re-referred to House Appropriations

HB 2974 by Morrison - Relating to the manner of payment of higher education tuition and fees and to the repayment of emergency student loans.
Last Action: 3-15-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 2979 by Morrison - Relating to a study regarding state financial assistance to students enrolled at public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 3-15-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 2980 by Morrison - Relating to refunding tuition and mandatory fees at institutions of higher education for dropped courses and student withdrawals.
Last Action: 3-15-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 2981 by Morrison - Relating to the general deposit paid by a student to a public institution of higher education.
Last Action: 3-15-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 3001 by Chisum - Relating to verification of information disseminated by state agencies.
Last Action: 3-15-07 Referred to House Government Reform

HB 3002 by Christian - Relating to student loan repayment assistance for speech-language pathologists employed by a rural public school.
Last Action: 3-15-07 Referred to House Public Education

HB 3003 by Christian - Relating to the investment of public funds in ways that benefit the state and local economies and to the selection of local financial institutions for the deposit of public funds.
Last Action: 4-16-07 Left pending in House Financial Institutions

HB 3004 by Christian - Relating to the investment of public funds, including making investments in ways that benefit the state and local economies, and to the selection of local financial institutions for the deposit of public funds.
Last Action: 4-16-07 Left pending in House Financial Institutions

HB 3013 by Bolton - Relating to the charges for certain public information maintained by a government body.
Last Action: 3-15-07 Not heard in House State Affairs

HB 3014 by Martinez - Relating to employer and retiree contributions for certain employed retirees under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Last Action: 3-15-07 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 3036 by Delisi - Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for the spouses of certain military personnel.
Last Action: 3-27-07 Left pending in House Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations

HB 3037 by Delisi - Relating to employment leave to comply with certain family or medical obligations; providing a civil penalty.
Last Action: 5-10-07 Set on House floor calendar for 05/10/2007

HB 3047 by Martinez Fischer - Relating to information provided to parents of public school students regarding financial aid for postsecondary education.
Last Action: 3-19-07 Referred to House Public Education

HB 3051 by Martinez Fischer - Relating to subsidies relating to Spanish language college advanced placement tests.
Last Action: 3-19-07 Referred to House Public Education

HB 3057 by Callegari - Relating to the acquisition of real property for public use.
Last Action: 5-26-07 House point(s) of order sustained by Rep. Yvonne Davis

HB 3061 by Pena - Relating to the creation and administration of the professional nurse graduate education scholarship program.
Last Action: 3-19-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 3062 by Pena - Relating to exempting textbooks for university and college courses from the sales tax.
Last Action: 3-19-07 Referred to House Ways and Means

HB 3065 by Truitt - Relating to a study on increasing the number of medical residency programs, medical residents, and physicians practicing medical specialties in this state.
Last Action: 4-11-07 Not heard in House Public Health

HB 3075 by Howard - Relating to the transfer of course credit between public and private institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 3-19-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 3080 by Hildebran - Relating to funding of the tuition equalization grant program.
Last Action: 3-19-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 3087 by Phillips - Relating to the development of applied mathematics and science courses for use in public high schools.
Last Action: 3-28-07 Left pending in House Public Education

HB 3120 by Miles - Relating to automatic admission to institutions of higher education for children of certain public servants killed in the line of duty.
Last Action: 3-19-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 3126 by Callegari - Relating to the planning and management of state telecommunications services by the Department of Information Resources.
Last Action: 3-19-07 Referred to House Government Reform

HB 3139 by Menendez - Relating to criminal history checks for state employees, applicants for state employment, and certain other persons who may perform work for the state.
Last Action: 4-16-07 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 3161 by Ortiz - Relating to advisory committees that recommend entities receive grants from the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas emerging technology fund.
Last Action: 4-16-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 3163 by Ortiz - Relating to the proportional distribution of money from the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas emerging technology fund to different regions in this state.
Last Action: 4-04-07 Left pending in House Economic Development

HB 3168 by Swinford - Relating to incentives for biofuel production, distribution, and use in this state.
Last Action: 5-24-07 Failed to suspend rules

HB 3172 by Talton - Relating to limits on the appropriations by the Legislature.
Last Action: 4-10-07 Re-referred to House Appropriations

HB 3201 by Brown - Relating to the regulation of certain postsecondary degrees and of private educational institutions or other persons offering to confer such degrees, and to the use of those degrees by a person for certain purposes.
Last Action: 3-19-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 3213 by Rodriguez - Relating to the consolidation of state vehicle fleets.
Last Action: 3-19-07 Referred to House Government Reform

HB 3215 by Branch - Relating to the eligibility of private or independent institutions of higher education to participate in the advanced research program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Last Action: 5-10-07 Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

HB 3218 by Elkins - Relating to state agency rules affecting small businesses.
Last Action: 4-11-07 Left pending in House Economic Development

HB 3224 by Murphy - Relating to creating a database of and issuing identification cards to certain essential first responder personnel who operate or restore critical infrastructure.
Last Action: 4-24-07 Left pending in House Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations

HB 3227 by Branch - Relating to the payment of a fee or penalty imposed by a public hospital owned or operated by a governmental unit for the parking of a vehicle operated by or for the transportation of a person with a disability.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to House Transportation

HB 3234 by Alonzo - Relating to the requirement that governmental entities give preference to Texas-based companies in awarding certain financial services contracts.
Last Action: 4-30-07 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 3239 by McClendon - Relating to an option to participate in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas by a member of the optional retirement program.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 3240 by Strauss - Relating to building energy performance standards.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to House Regulated Industries

HB 3241 by Strauss - Relating to energy efficiency incentive programs administered by electric utilities.
Last Action: 3-27-07 Left pending in House Regulated Industries

HB 3242 by Strauss - Relating to this state's goal for electric energy efficiency.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to House Regulated Industries

HB 3244 by Strauss - Relating to energy efficiency incentive programs administered by electric utilities.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to House Regulated Industries

HB 3245 by Strauss - Relating to electric energy efficiency goals and programs.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to House Regulated Industries

HB 3253 by Pitts - Relating to judicial review regarding issues other than compensability or income or death benefits under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to House Business and Industry

HB 3254 by Pitts - Relating to prohibiting employers from requiring employees to make certain charitable contributions.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to House Economic Development

HB 3260 by Branch - Relating to the establishment of a center for the study of advanced instructional methods.
Last Action: 5-08-07 Set on House floor calendar for 05/10/2007

HB 3278 by Isett - Relating to the collection of delinquent obligations owed to the state.
Last Action: 4-18-07 Left pending in House Ways and Means

HB 3279 by Isett - Relating to group health benefit plan coverage for an enrollee with certain mental disorders.
Last Action: 3-27-07 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 3280 by Isett - Relating to treatment of pharmaceutical services provided through specialty and mail order pharmacy services operated under contracts between governmental entities and pharmacy benefit managers.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to House Public Health

HB 3282 by Branch - Relating to the authority of issuers to enter into contracts for services in connection with the issuance of public securities.
Last Action: 3-15-07 Referred to Senate Finance

HB 3302 by Davis - Relating to the use of eminent domain authority for the purpose of the acquisition of real property for public use.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 3303 by Davis - Relating to a research and program to focus on eliminating achievement gaps among minority students.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 3324 by Escobar - Relating to financial aid.
Last Action: 5-07-07 Left pending House Higher Ed

HB 3326 by Flores - Relating to authorizing the operation of video lottery games by licensed horse and greyhound racetrack operators, to the operation of video lottery by Indian tribes, to the authority of the Texas Lottery Commission and the Texas Racing Commission, and to the conduct of gambling in this state; providing penalties.
Last Action: 5-01-07 House Licensing and Administrative Procedures hearing cancelled

HB 3334 by Frost - Relating to the amount of hazardous duty pay for certain state employees.
Last Action: 4-17-07 Not heard in House Appropriations Sucommittee on Criminal Justice

HB 3335 by Flores - Relating to the operation of video lottery games for this state to provide additional money to fund governmental programs; the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Gaming and Boxing Commission; the powers and duties of the Texas Lottery Commission, the Texas Racing Commission, and the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation, and the regulation of gaming and other gambling activities authorized by law in this state; making an appropriation; providing penalties.
Last Action: 5-01-07 House Licensing and Administrative Procedures hearing cancelled

HB 3338 by Burnam - Relating to building code standards for energy efficiency performance.
Last Action: 4-19-07 Left pending in House Energy Resources

HB 3339 by Burnam - Relating to use of the money from the Texas enterprise fund to promote renewable energy technology.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House Economic Development

HB 3361 by Coleman - Relating to health benefit coverage for children and grandchildren.
Last Action: 3-27-07 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 3364 by Farrar - Relating to the revision of building energy efficiency performance standards.
Last Action: 4-19-07 Left pending in House Energy Resources

HB 3364 by Farrar - Relating to the employment by state and local governmental entities of individuals who have been convicted of crimes.
Last Action: 4-04-07 Left pending in House State Affairs

HB 3375 by Thompson - Relating to prompt payment penalties.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to House Insurance

HB 3379 by Cook - Relating to groundwater conservation districts regulation of groundwater use by political subdivisions.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to House Natural Resources

HB 3391 by Villarreal - Relating to the residency requirements for tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their dependents.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 3445 by Isett - Relating to long-term funding of benefits for certain retired governmental employees.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 3448 by Rose - Relating to limiting the amount of designated tuition that a public institution of higher education may charge if legislative appropriations are sufficient to pay certain costs of the institution.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 3449 by Rose - Relating to the imposition of an intercollegiate athletics fee at Texas State University--San Marcos.
Last Action: 5-21-07 Certified for Senate Local/Consent calendar

HB 3450 by Rose - Relating to coordination of postsecondary curricula and to an academic planning Internet website to support academic progress by students enrolled at public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 4-16-07 Left pending in House Higher Ed

HB 3453 by Rose - Relating to permissible inquiries by a public information officer of an educational institution to a requestor requesting information about a student under the public information law.
Last Action: 5-08-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

HB 3454 by Callegari - Relating to contracts between governmental entities and pharmacy benefit managers.
Last Action: 4-23-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 3462 by Paxton - Relating to excepting certain information from required disclosure under Chapter 552, Government Code.
Last Action: 4-04-07 Not heard in House State Affairs

HB 3464 by Guillen - Relating to establishing an office of state statistician.
Last Action: 5-10-07 Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

HB 3472 by Delisi - Relating to the promotion of an electronic health record system for health care programs or health insurance plans administered by the State of Texas.
Last Action: 4-18-07 Left pending in House Public Health

HB 3484 by Kolkhorst - Relating to the programs and functions of The Texas A&M University System and Sam Houston State University.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 3522 by Oliveira - Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the University of Texas at Brownsville Institute for Homeland Security and Emergency Management Integration Studies.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 3530 by Isett - Relating to consumer access to health care information and consumer protection for services provided by or through health benefit plans, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and birthing centers; providing penalties.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House Public Health

HB 3533 by Isett - Relating to the limit on the rate of growth in appropriations and to the authority of the comptroller to reduce the state sales tax rate for designated periods.
Last Action: 4-18-07 Left pending in House Appropriations

HB 3536 by Garcia - Relating to a pension increase for retired teachers.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 3539 by Branch - Relating to interest rate management agreements related to financing certain public improvements.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House Insurance

HB 3540 by Garcia - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for enrollees with autism spectrum disorder.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House Insurance

HB 3550 by Haggerty - Relating to false claims against the state and school districts and actions by private persons to prosecute those claims; providing a civil penalty.
Last Action: 4-25-07 Left pending in House Civil Practices

HB 3551 by Callegari - Relating to the management of the state vehicle fleet.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House Government Reform

HB 3556 by Ortiz - Relating to the establishment of a school of engineering at Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi.
Last Action: 4-30-07 Left pending in House Higher Ed

HB 3568 by Rose - Relating to the operation of certain health benefit plans.
Last Action: 4-17-07 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 3578 by Rose - Relating to the confidentiality of certain communications involving an ombudsman program established by an employer as an alternative dispute resolution service.
Last Action: 5-18-07 Left pending in Senate Jurisprudence

HB 3598 by Lucio - Relating to excepting certain real or personal property information from required disclosure under the public information law.
Last Action: 4-23-07 Left pending in House State Affairs

HB 3610 by Raymond - Relating to ethics training for governmental officers and governmental financial advisors.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House Elections

HB 3612 by Alonzo - Relating to the authority of issuers to enter into contracts for services in connection with the issuance of public securities.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House Financial Institutions

HB 3616 by Alonzo - Relating to the selection of financial advisors by governmental entities.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House Financial Institutions

HB 3625 by Bolton - Relating to background and criminal history checks and for certain state employees who interact with children or supervise persons who interact with children.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House Law Enforcement

HB 3626 by Lucio - Relating to the date on which eligibility for benefits begins under certain programs for governmental employees and retirees.
Last Action: 4-17-07 Left pending in House Insurance

HB 3642 by Corte - Relating to homeland security; providing a penalty.
Last Action: 4-24-07 Left pending in House Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations

HB 3646 by Kolkhorst - Relating to the length of certain contracts between a state agency and a private entity
Last Action: 4-23-07 Left pending in House State Affairs

HB 3649 by Allen - Relating to the exception of an audit working paper of a school district from required disclosure under the public information law.
Last Action: 4-26-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 3691 by Geren - Relating to the ethics of public servants.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Elections

HB 3703 by Geren - Relating to general state government fiscal matters.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Appropriations

HB 3713 by Krusee - Relating to the permissible uses of the state highway fund.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Appropriations

HB 3717 by Krusee - Relating to the requirements for the position of executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation.
Last Action: 4-03-07 Left pending in House Transportation

HB 3722 by Krusee - Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the Texas A&M University--Central Texas East Williamson County Higher Education Center
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 3720 by Krusee - Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the Texas A&M University--Central Texas East Williamson County Higher Education Center
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 3724 by Elkins - Relating to the reimbursement of an insurance carrier for the overpayment of certain workers' compensation benefits.
Last Action: 4-27-07 Sent to House Calendars Committee

HB 3727 by Kolkhorst - Relating to authorizing the issuance of tuition revenue bonds for Sam Houston State University for facilities in Montgomery County.
Last Action: 4-30-07 Not heard in House Higher Ed

HB 3728 by Kolkhorst - Relating to state education fiscal matters.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Appropriations

HB 3729 by Kolkhorst - Relating to the requirements for home-taught driver education courses.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Law Enforcement

HB 3733 by Crownover - Relating to the creation of a Medicaid health savings account pilot program.
Last Action: 4-19-07 Failed Passage from Committee

HB 3737 by Herrero - Relating to a fixed tuition rate provided by general academic teaching institutions and public junior colleges to certain undergraduate students.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Appropriations

HB 3743 by Bohac - Relating to the timeframe under which an employee must return to work after an emergency evacuation period expires.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Business and Industry

HB 3747 by McClendon - Relating to the use of money from the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund for rail projects.
Last Action: 5-23-07 Set on Senate Intent calendar for 05/23/2007

HB 3763 by Chavez - Relating to requiring a contractor to provide health insurance to its employees as a condition of eligibility for the award of certain state contracts.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Government Reform

HB 3767 by Keffer - Relating to state fiscal matters.
Last Action: 5-01-07 Left pending in House Ways and Means

HB 3788 by Truitt - Relating to a study of certain actuaries that enter into actuarial service contracts with public retirement systems.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 3795 by Branch - Relating to funds appropriated to institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 3823 by Delisi - Relating to eligibility for workers' compensation death benefits based on a compensable injury.
Last Action: 4-30-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 3824 by Smith - Relating to the tuition charged to students of institutions of higher education
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 3828 by Morrison - Relating to performance incentive funding for institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 5-18-07 Senate Education filed committee report

HB 3829 by Morrison - Relating to information required to establish resident status in connection with tuition and fees charged by public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 4-19-07 Left pending in House State Affairs

HB 3830 by Morrison - Relating to exemptions from payment of tuition and mandatory fees and waivers from payment of nonresident tuition at public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HB 3850 by Taylor - Relating to payment by pharmacy benefit managers of certain clean claims.
Last Action: 5-07-07 Set on House floor calendar for 05/10/2007

HB 3904 by Anchia - Relating to payment by pharmacy benefit managers of certain clean claims.
Last Action: 4-30-07 Relating to the voluntary disclosure of public information

HB 3906 by Anchia - Relating to contingent fees paid to influence the purchase of goods or services by a state agency; imposing a penalty.
Last Action: 4-30-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 3918 by Truitt - Relating to the state contribution to the Employee Retirement System of Texas.
Last Action: 3-28-07 Removed from agenda

HB 3919 by Truitt - Relating to supplemental payments by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Pensions and Investments

HB 3922 by Callegari - Relating to supplemental payments by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Business and Industry

HB 3923 by Callegari - Relating to reform of the manner in which certain public entities are protected from large risks associated with employee health benefits.
Last Action: 4-30-07 Left pending in House Government Reform

HB 3924 by Rose - Relating to student members of the board of regents of a state university or state university system.
Last Action: 5-09-07 Laid on the table

HB 3927 by Rose - Relating to pharmacy networks for health benefit plans for certain governmental employees.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Insurance

HB 3929 by Crownover - Relating to funding of the Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas.
Last Action: 5-23-07 Removed from Senate Intent calendar

HB 3943 by Herrero - Relating to requiring certain public officials to receive training relating to emergency management.
Last Action: 5-09-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HB 3950 by Delisi - Relating to the establishment of the Health Professions Scope of Practice Review Commission.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Public Health

HB 3963 by Castro - Relating to the creation of the Texas state health benefit plan program; providing a penalty.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Insurance

HB 4005 by Brown - Relating to the creation of the Research Valley Innovation District.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House County Affairs

HB 4130 by Coleman - Relating to the governance of certain state agencies.
Last Action: 5-01-07 Referred to House Higher Education

HCR 30 by Bonnen - Designating the Texas blind salamander as the official State Amphibian of Texas.
Last Action: 5-26-07 Vetoed by the Governor

HCR 45 by Dutton - Requesting The University of Texas at Austin to lead a study by several Texas public universities to examine how young black males in Texas are affected by the benefits and detriments of living in Texas.
Last Action: 2-12-07 Referred to House Higher Education

HCR 82 by Dutton - Directing the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop and implement policies and programs to be adopted by Texas universities that address the incidence of discrimination and harassment on campus.
Last Action: 2-27-07 Referred to House Higher Education

HCR 95 by Dutton - Requesting The University of Texas at Austin to study the effectiveness of the Texas Education Agency in dealing with low-performing students and other matters.
Last Action: 2-27-07 Referred to House Public Education

HCR 159 by Dutton - Requesting that the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker appoint a select commission on higher education and global competitiveness.
Last Action: 5-22-07 Sent to Governor

HCR 193 by Swinford - Expressing support for ongoing state-led border security operations to control the Texas-Mexico border and ensure the safety of the people of Texas.
Last Action: 5-15-07 Referred to House Tranportation and Homeland Security

HCR 194 by Swinford - Expressing dissatisfaction with the federal government's failure to secure the border and enforce immigration laws.
Last Action: 4-20-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HJR 2 by Isett - Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the rate of growth of appropriations from all sources of revenue except the federal government; to establish a disaster fund, managed by the governor, for use to prepare for or respond to a natural disaster or emergency; to fund the property tax relief fund; to require a gubernatorial declaration before money may be appropriated from the economic stabilization fund; and to authorize the legislature to appropriate money for tax rebates; making a constitutional appropriation.
Last Action: 4-18-07 Left pending in House Appropriations

HJR 4 by Dunnam - Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing general law to provide for the vote required to be elected governor.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Elections

HJR 10 by Chavez - Proposing a constitutional amendment permitting recognized Indian tribes to conduct gambling or other gaming activity on certain tribal land.
Last Action: 4-17-07 Left pending in House Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HJR 30 by Jackson - Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the repurchase of real property acquired by a governmental entity through eminent domain.
Last Action: 5-22-07 Senate passed to enrollment

HJR 43 by Thompson - Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Institute for Regenerative Medicine, authorizing the issuance of bonds for the purposes of the institute, and prohibiting the legislature from prohibiting stem cell research.
Last Action: 4-13-07 Left pending in House State Affairs

HJR 46 by Paxton - Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to reduce the amount of an item of appropriation in an appropriations bill.
Last Action: 2-06-07 Referred to House Appropriations

HJR 50 by Jackson - Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the election of the speaker of the House of Representatives by a public vote conducted by a roll call vote or electronic voting machine.
Last Action: 3-05-07 Left pending in House State Affairs

HJR 53 by Paxton - Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding limitations on taxation and expenditures by the state government and local governments.
Last Action: 3-05-07 Left pending in House State Affairs

HJR 58 by Ritter - Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to authorize casino gaming, to authorize the operation of video lottery games by licensed horse and greyhound racetrack operators, licensed casino operators, and recognized Indian tribes, and to regulate the locations at which casino gaming may be conducted, and establishing a higher education trust fund from state gaming revenues to pay tuition and fees for the postsecondary education of Texas high school graduates.
Last Action: 4-13-07 Removed from agenda

HJR 59 by Elkins - Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative session.
Last Action: 4-30-07 Left pending in House State Affairs

HJR 62 by Goolsby - Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing bills and resolutions to be introduced at any time during a regular session of the legislature.
Last Action: 2-22-07 Referred to House State Affairs

HJR 71 by Hildebran - Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the allocation and use of the sporting goods sales tax revenue to fund state and local parks.
Last Action: 4-24-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

HJR 79 by Anderson - Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the state or a political subdivision from taking private property for the primary purpose of economic development or to benefit a particular private party.
Last Action: 2-22-07 Referred to House Land and Resource Management

HJR 80 by Rose - Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a student member of the board of regents of a state institution of higher education or state university system to serve a term that differs from the terms served by the other members of the board.
Last Action: 4-23-07 Not heard in House Higher Ed

HJR 95 by Christian - Proposing a constitutional amendment directing state and local governmental entities that invest public funds to make investments that will benefit the Texas economy to the extent that it is possible to do so under a prudent investment strategy.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to House Financial Institutions

HJR 102 by Hildebran - Proposing a constitutional amendment creating a trust fund for providing financial support to students attending private or independent institutions of higher education in this state.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

HJR 106 by Herrero - Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for open meetings of each House of the Legislature, and its committees and subcommittees.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to House State Affairs

SB 1 by Odgen - General Appropriations Bill.
Last Action: 4-02-2007 Left pending in Senate Finance.

SB 4 by Shapiro - Relating to open-enrollment charter schools and the creation of public charter districts.
Last Action: 05/20/2007- Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 31 by Nelson - Relating to the creation and administration of the rural physician training scholarship program.
Last Action: 05/16/2007- Left pending in House Public Health

SB 33 by Nelson - Relating to hepatitis B vaccination for students enrolled in certain health-related courses of study in an institution of higher education.
Last Action: 05/16/2007- Left pending in House Public Health

SB 35 by Nelson - Relating to a purchasing preference for contractors who provide foods of higher nutritional value and who do not provide foods containing trans fatty acids.
Last Action: 05/20/2007- Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 49 by Zaffirini - Relating to exempting books purchased by university and college students from the sales tax for a limited period.
Last Action: 05/14/2007- Re-referred to House Higher Education

SB 51 by Zaffirini - Relating to leave for junior college district or university system employees who are physically assaulted while on duty.
Last Action: 05/14/2007- Not heard in House Higher Education

SB 56 by Zaffirini - Relating to prohibiting human cloning and other uses of human tissue by institutions of higher education; providing penalties.
Last Action: 01/23/2007- Referred to Senate Health and Human Services

SB 59 by Zaffirini - Relating to the authority of certain law enforcement agencies to establish a checkpoint on a highway or street to determine whether persons are driving while intoxicated.
Last Action: 04/18/2007- Removed from Senate Intent calendar

SB 60 by Zaffirini - Relating to the securing of a child passenger in a motor vehicle.
Last Action: 05/17/2007- Voted favorably from House Transportation

SB 62 by Zaffirini - Relating to the creation of the individual development account program to provide savings incentives and opportunities to eligible low-income individuals and households.
Last Action: 05/20/2007- Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 72 by Lucio - Relating to the establishment of the Worksite Wellness Advisory Board and the implementation of worksite wellness policies at state agencies.
Last Action: 05/20/2007- Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 85 by Hinojosa - Relating to a moratorium and other limitations on increases in designated tuition charged by public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 04/10/2007- Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 89 by Van de Putte - Relating to the residency requirements for tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their dependents.
Last Action: 03/05/2007- Voted favorably from Senate Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education as substituted

SB 95 by Ellis - Relating to the minimum wage.
Last Action: 01/23/2007- Referred to Senate Business and Commerce

SB 96 by Ellis - Relating to designated tuition.
Last Action: 04/10/2007- Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 100 by Shapiro - Relating to stabilizing the amount of tuition charged to certain residents of this state by general academic teaching institutions.
Last Action: 04/10/2007- Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 101 by Shapiro - Relating to limitations on the automatic admission of undergraduate students to general academic teaching institutions.
Last Action: 05/27/2007- House rejected conference committee report

SB 105 by West - Relating to the establishment of a law school in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System.
Last Action: 05/22/2007- Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 114 by Van de Putte - Relating to the sale of instructional materials to students of institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 05/18/2007- Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 116 by Carona - Relating to requiring governmental entities and contractors with governmental entities to participate in the federal work authorization program; providing a penalty.
Last Action: 01/29/2007- Referred to Senate Transportation and Homeland Security

SB 128 by West - Relating to the eligibility of a high school graduate for automatic admission to an institution of higher education.
Last Action: 04/10/2007- Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 132 by Wentworth/Straus - Relating to the establishment and operation of a motor bus-only lane program.
Last Action: 05/20/2007- Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 146 by West - Relating to the creation of higher education enhancement districts; authorizing sales and use taxes and property taxes.
Last Action: 01/29/2007- Referred to Senate Finance

SB 164 by Deuell - Relating to priority for health care providers in the distribution of certain vaccines.
Last Action: 05/18/2007- Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 165 by Carona - Relating to the rate of the state gasoline tax and diesel fuel taxes.
Last Action: 05/15/2007- Referred to Senate Transportation and Homeland Security

SB 170 by Janek - Relating to training requirements for certain youth programs
Last Action: 01/29/2007- Referred to Senate Health and Human Services

SB 172 by Janek - Relating to indigent health care.
Last Action: 05/03/2007- Not heard in Senate Health and Human Services

SB 177 by Wentworth - Relating to the liability of licensed professional engineers for damages arising from certain services provided during an emergency.
Last Action: 01/29/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 194 by Jackson - Relating to the eligibility of certain individuals with terminally ill spouses for unemployment compensation.
Last Action: 05/20/2007- Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 197 by Wentworth - Relating to a prohibition on state officers or employees who are not United States citizens representing the state in matters concerning certain foreign governments.
Last Action: 01/29/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 200 by Nelson - Relating to the expansion of faith- and community-based health and human services initiatives.
Last Action: 01/29/2007- Referred to Senate Health and Human Services

SB 202 by Nelson - Relating to incentives to recruit and retain allied health education program faculty.
Last Action: 04/23/2007- Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 203 by Nelson - Relating to a study of the feasibility of providing immunizations to certain students enrolled in health professional degree programs.
Last Action: 01/30/2007- Referred to Senate Health and Human Services

SB 205 by Nelson - Relating to the privacy of protected health information.
Last Action: 05/17/2007- Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 207 by Ellis - Relating to application of the minimum wage to certain governmental entities.
Last Action: 01/30/2007- Referred to Senate Intergovernmental Relations

SB 211 by Fraser - Relating to the student enrollment required for Texas A&M University--Central Texas to operate as a general academic teaching institution.
Last Action: 05/14/2007- Removed from Senate Intent calendar

SB 212 by Fraser - Relating to the issuance of revenue bonds to fund facilities at Texas A&M University--Central Texas.
Last Action: 05/02/2007- Removed from agenda

SB 223 by Ellis - Relating to a loss of computerized data or breach of computer security involving sensitive personal information.
Last Action: 04/17/2007- Not heard in Senate Business and Commerce

SB 238 by Shapiro - Relating to authorizing certain community colleges to offer a baccalaureate degree program in interior design.
Last Action: 01/30/2007- Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 240 by Gallegos - Relating to eligibility for an award through the Early High School Graduation Scholarship program.
Last Action: 03/05/2007- Not heard in Senate Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 250 by Ellis - Relating to limits on political contributions and direct campaign expenditures by individuals; providing civil and criminal penalties.
Last Action: 01/30/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 260 by Gallegos - Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies.
Last Action: 01/30/2007- Referred to Senate Finance

SB 273 by Estes - Relating to a student fitness and recreational fee at Texas Woman's University.
Last Action: 04/12/2007- Referred to House Higher Education

SB 278 by Gallegos - Relating to the creation of a state occupational health and safety plan; establishing a maintenance tax.
Last Action: 01/30/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 279 by Gallegos - Relating to the establishment and operation of a public building mapping information system by the Texas Building and Procurement Commission.
Last Action: 05/02/2007- Left pending in Senate Transportation and Homeland Security

SB 281 by Gallegos - Relating to excepting dates of birth of employees of governmental bodies from required disclosure under the public information law.
Last Action: 01/30/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 287 by Lucio - Relating to the appointment of an attorney for a workers' compensation claimant in certain judicial review proceedings initiated by a workers' compensation insurance carrier.
Last Action: 04/27/2007- Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 294 by Williams - Relating to the discontinuation of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund.
Last Action: 01/30/2007- Referred to Senate Finance

SB 301 Ellis - Relating to the authority of the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case.
Last Action: 02/14/2007- Referred to Senate Criminal Justice

SB 314 by Ogden - Relating to considering ownership interests of disabled veterans and recipients of the Purple Heart Medal in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.
Last Action: 02/14/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 317 by Brimer - Relating to allowing the State Preservation Board to purchase, lease, or maintain indoor plants for the Capitol or Capitol extension.
Last Action: 02/14/2007- Referred to Senate Administration

SB 346 by Duncan - Relating to indemnification provisions in construction contracts.
Last Action: 04/25/2007- Referred to House Civil Practices

SB 354 by Carona - Relating to the operation and regulation of certain consolidated insurance programs.
Last Action: 05/04/2007- Removed from Senate Intent calendar

SB 356 by Jackson - Relating to contracts by governmental entities for construction projects and related professional services and to public works performance and payment bonds.
Last Action: 02/21/2007- Referred to Senate Government Organization

SB 357 by Jackson/Swinford - Relating to the establishment of a program by the Department of Agriculture to make grants to encourage the construction of facilities that generate electrical energy with certain types of agricultural residues, waste, debris, or crops.
Last Action: 05/17/2007- Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 364 by Nelson - Relating to the licensing and regulation of dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental laboratories; providing penalties.
Last Action: 05/18/2007- Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 365 by Nelson - Relating to the creation and implementation of the health professional education grant program.
Last Action: 05/18/2007- Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 368 by Ellis - Relating to the elimination of smoking in all workplaces and public places; providing penalties.
Last Action: 04/19/2007- Left pending in Senate Health and Human Services

SB 372 by Shapleigh - Relating to notice regarding the availability of programs under which a student may earn college credit in public schools.
Last Action: 02/21/2007- Referred to Senate Education

SB 380 by Van de Putte - Relating to required disclosures to health benefit plan enrollees regarding professional services provided by certain non-network health care providers.
Last Action: 05/10/2007- Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 381 by Van de Putte - Relating to considering ownership interests of disabled veterans and recipients of the Purple Heart in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.
Last Action: 02/21/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 383 by Ellis - Relating to the sharing of information among state agencies.
Last Action: 02/21/2007- Referred to Senate Government Organization

SB 402 by Averitt - Relating to the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures for certain state agencies.
Last Action: 03/12/2007- Left pending in Senate State Affairs

SB 412 by Shapleigh - Relating to the provision of a preference in certain governmental purchasing decisions for vendors or contractors that provide health care benefits to employees.
Last Action: 02/21/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 413 by Shapleigh - Relating to the prohibition of human cloning; providing penalties.
Last Action: 02/21/2007- Referred to Senate Health and Human Services

SB 420 by Lucio - Relating to establishing a health science center and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley.
Last Action: 05/14/2007- Referred to House Higher Education

SB 424 by Shapleigh - Relating to lobbying by former members of the governor's executive staff; providing civil and criminal penalties.
Last Action: 02/21/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 425 by Carona - Relating to the state contribution to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, including an adjustment to the standard service retirement annuity.
Last Action: 02/21/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 434 by Shapiro - Relating to the duty of a governmental body to redact the social security number of a living person from certain information the governmental body discloses under the public information law.
Last Action: 02/21/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 445 by Hinojosa - Relating to design and construction standards for newly constructed state buildings.
Last Action: 05/08/2007- Left pending in House Government Reform

SB 446 by Hinojosa - Relating to an open document format for electronic state documents.
Last Action: 03/26/2007- Left pending in Senate State Affairs

SB 447 by Hinojosa - Relating to governmental liability for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
Last Action: 02/21/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 475 by Uresti - Relating to the computation and payment of certain benefits, including supplemental payments of a retirement or death benefit, by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; making an appropriation.
Last Action: 02/21/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 477 by Uresti - Relating to the creation of the State Office of Inspector General; providing an administrative penalty.
Last Action: 02/21/2007- Referred to Senate Government Organization

SB 479 by Janek - Relating to the operation of a student health center at an institution of higher education.

Last acton: 05/21/2007- Senate Education filed committee report

SB 486 by Shapiro - Relating to the Texas emerging technology fund.
Last Action: 05/03/2007- Referred to House Economic Development

SB 491 by Lucio - Relating to the adoption of an alternative base period for computation of unemployment compensation benefits.
Last Action: 02/21/2007- Referred to Senate Business and Commerce

SB 492 by Lucio - Relating to a cost of living increase applicable to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Last Action: 02/21/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 514 by Hegar - Relating to the confidentiality of certain information of a person licensed to practice law held by governmental bodies.
Last Action: 02/21/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 516 by Van de Putte - Relating to allowing certain military personnel to receive certain federal and state higher education benefits concurrently.
Last Action: 05/18/2007- Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 517 by Janek - Relating to tuition and laboratory fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain police officers enrolled in criminal justice or law enforcement management-related coursework.
Last Action: 03/26/2007- Not heard in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 523 by Seliger - Relating to student services building fees at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
Last Action: 05/17/2007- Sent to House Local/Consent calendar

SB 529 by Watson - Relating to the clean school bus program.
Last Action: 05/20/2007- Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 532 by Carona - Relating to requiring government entities to inform landowners of their right to seek counsel in eminent domain proceedings.
Last Action: 02/26/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 534 by Hegar - Relating to certain rights and liabilities of an employer regarding an employee's access to a concealed handgun.
Last Action: 05/20/2007- Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 554 by Shaplegh - Relating to contracts entered into for the employment of a chief executive officer of a public institution of higher education.
Last Action: 04/23/2007- Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 557 by Ellis - Relating to reports regarding the consideration of certain factors by public and private institutions of higher education in admissions.

Last Action: 02/26/2007- Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 558 by Ellis - Relating to reporting of gifts of cash or a cash equivalent to public officials.
Last Action: 02/26/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 568 by Ellis - Relating to group health benefit plan coverage for an enrollee with certain mental disorders.
Last Action: 05/17/2007- Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 571 by Uresti - Relating to the tuition and fee exemption available to certain military personnel and permitting those personnel to transfer the exemption to a child.
Last Action: 02/26/2007 - Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 576 by Nichols - Relating to prohibiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for recreational purposes.
Last Action: 03/06/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 577 by Ellis - Relating to the portion of designated tuition required to be set aside to provide student financial assistance at institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 04/23/2007 - Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 578 by Ellis - Relating to a limitation on increases in the total amount of tuition charged by public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 04/10/2007 - Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 579 by Ellis - Relating to a limitation on increases in the total amount of tuition and compulsory fees charged by public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 04/10/2007 - Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 588 by Nelson - Relating to the authority of the comptroller of public accounts to perform administrative, economic, fiscal, or policy research or analysis regarding certain issues and to assist political subdivisions with related research or analysis.
Last Action: 04/30/2007- Left pending in House Government Reform

SB 609 by Ellis - Relating to the payment of higher education tuition and fees for certain military personnel and their dependents.
Last Action: 04/23/2007 – Not heard in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 612 by Lucio - Relating to a fee to support intercollegiate athletics at The University of Texas at Brownsville.
Last Action: 04/02/2007- Senate Education filed committee report

SB 630 by Patrick - Relating to the creation of a public integrity unit in the office of the attorney general to prosecute offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, and offenses involving insurance fraud.
Last Action: 02/27/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 636 by Hegar - Relating to excepting certain crime victim information from required disclosure under the public information law.
Last Action: 04/02/2007- Certified for Senate Local/Consent calendar

SB 641 by West - Relating to employee leave from work to address family violence situations.
Last Action: 02/28/2007- Referred to Senate Business and Commerce

SB 646 by Ellis - Relating to prohibiting human cloning; providing a penalty.
Last Action: 02/28/2007- Referred to Senate Health and Human Services

SB 647 by Ellis - Relating to the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to create a permanent fund for indigent defense.
Last Action: 02/28/2007- Referred to Senate Finance

SB 655 by Seliger - Relating to the membership of the governing board of the Department of Information Resources.
Last Action: 03/30/2007- Removed from agenda

SB 658 by Seliger/Naishtat - Relating to an energy-efficient building accreditation program
Last Action: 05/09/2007- Not heard in House Government Reform

SB 674 Zaffirini - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for routine patient care costs for enrollees participating in certain clinical trials.
Last Action: 05/21/2007 - Senate State Affairs filed committee report

SB 695 by Ellis - Relating to the designation of certain election days as state holidays.
Last Action: 02/28/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 700 by Lucio - Relating to state agency rules affecting small businesses.
Last Action: 05/22/2007- Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 711 by Shapleigh - Relating to the use of TexasOnline by businesses to apply and pay for certain permits.
Last Action: 06/15/2007- Vetoed by the governor

SB 717 by Ellis - Relating to the selection by certain governmental entities of providers of landscape architectural services.
Last Action: 03/13/2007- Certified for Senate Local/Consent calendar

SB 725 by Lucio - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain tests for the early detection of cardiovascular disease.
Last Action: 03/06/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 728 by Van de Putte - Relating to incentives offered in relation to certain health benefit plans for participation in programs promoting disease prevention, wellness, and health.
Last Action: 03/06/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 730 by Carona - Relating to a study concerning maximum lifetime benefit limits under health benefit plan coverage applicable to hemophilia-related services, supplies, pharmaceuticals, and biologics.
Last Action: 05/15/2007- Received in the House

SB 739 by Williams - Relating to the rights and liabilities of an employer with respect to the carrying of a concealed handgun.
Last Action: 03/06/2007- Referred to Senate Criminal Justice

SB 750 by Deuell - Relating to the creation of the Office of State Inspector General.
Last Action: 05/15/2007- Referred to House Government Reform

SB 769 by Zaffirini - Relating to contracting issues of state agencies, including ethics issues related to state contracting.
Last Action: 05/20/2007- Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 771 by Van de Putte - Relating to exempting certain state agencies from certain laws relating to real property transactions.
Last Action: 04/03/2007- Left pending in Senate Natural Resourcs

SB 774 by Jackson - Relating to liability of a governmental unit for certain recreational activities.
Last Action: 03/06/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 808 by Williams - Relating to disclosure of information about health care-related services or access to health care information provided to persons covered by health benefit plans.
Last Action: 03/07/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 815 by Hegar - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for vaccination against human papillomavirus.
Last Action: 03/07/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 822 by Wentworth - Relating to the creation of the atmosphere modification research program and center.
Last Action: 05/22/2007- Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 861 by Shapleigh - Relating to the creation of employee wellness programs by state agencies.
Last Action: 04/24/2007- Removed from Senate Intent calendar

SB 866 by Watson - Relating to the creation of the Texas Organic Agricultural Industry Advisory Board.
Last Action: 03/21/2007- Voted favorably from Senate Subcommittee on Agricultural Resources as substituted

SB 874 by Van de Putte - Relating to the tuition and fee exemption available to certain military personnel and permitting those personnel to transfer the exemption to a child.
Last Action: 05/20/2007- Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 888 by Watson - Relating to the applicability of across-the-board salary increases to employees of institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 05/18/2007- Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 899 by Ellis - Relating to design and construction standards for newly constructed or renovated state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities.
Last Action: 03/19/2007- Left pending in Senate Government Organization

SB 902 by Brimer - Relating to the continuation and functions of the Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board.
Last Action: 03/07/2007- Referred to Senate Government Organization

SB 903 by Brimer - Relating to the abolishment of the Office of State-Federal Relations as an independent agency and the transfer of the duties and functions of that agency to the office of the governor.
Last Action: 05/25/2007- House appoints conferees

SB 905 by Whitmire - Relating to the continuation and functions of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; providing penalties.
Last Action: 03/07/2007- Referred to Senate Government Organization

SB 906 by Brimer - Relating to the licensing and regulation of structural pest control by the Department of Agriculture and the abolition of the Texas Structural Pest Control Board.
Last Action: 03/07/2007- Referred to Senate Government Organization

SB 910 by Estes - Relating to the continuation and Senate State Affairs
Last Action: 3-15-07 Referred to Senate Government Organization

SB 912 by Estes - Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.
Last Action: 03/15/2007- Referred to Senate Government Organization

SB 915 by Brimer - Relating to the powers and duties of, and the entities reviewed by, the Sunset Advisory Commission.
Last Action: 03/12/2007- Referred to Senate Government Organization

SB 929 by Jackson - Relating to the resolution of certain medical disputes regarding workers' compensation claims.
Last Action: 05/22/2007- Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 944 by Janek - Relating to participation in the advanced research program by certain private institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 04/23/2007- Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 951 b Hegar - Relating to participation of hospitals in certain health care delivery networks.
Last Action: 03/07/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 963 by Shapleigh - Relating to the recreational facility fee at The University of Texas at El Paso.

Last Week: 05/17/2007- Sent to House Local/Consent calendar

SB 967 by Harris - Relating to injurious or disruptive conduct at major venue sporting events; providing penalties.
Last Action: 03/07/2007- Referred to Senate Criminal Justice

SB 980 by West - Relating to the minimum wage.
Last Action: 03/07/2007- Referred to Senate Business and Commerce

SB 996 by Watson - Relating to employment leave to comply with certain family or medical obligations; providing a civil penalty.
Last Action: 04/03/2007- Left pending in Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1001 by West - Relating to requiring a contractor to provide health insurance to its employees as a condition of eligibility for the award of certain state contracts.
Last Action: 03/14/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1005 by Janek - Relating to the confidentiality of social security numbers maintained by certain governmental entities.
Last Action: 03/14/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1023 by West - Relating to limiting use of money in the Texas Enterprise Fund to recipients that provide health benefit plans.
Last Action: 05/20/2007- Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 1029 by Shapiro - Relating to performance incentive funding for institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 05/14/2007- Not heard in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 1036 by Ellis - Relating to information technology security practices of state agencies.
Last Action: 04/24/2007- Referred to House State Affairs and State-Federal Relations

SB 1040 by Lucio/Goolsby - Relating to education and examination requirements for the issuance of a driver's license.
Last Action: 05/09/2007- Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 1043 by Duncan - Relating to the creation of an online volunteer fire department registry by the Texas Forest Service.
Last Action: 05/10/2007- Left pending in Senate Natural Resources

SB 1044 by Deuell - Relating to revenue from Texas State Rifle Association specialty license plates.
Last Action: 05/01/2007- Removed from Senate Local/Consent calendar

SB 1045 by Wentworth - Relating to providing that a performance evaluation of the commissioner of higher education or of a chancellor or university president is confidential.
Last Action: 05/16/2007- Failed Passage from Committee

SB 1052 by Zaffirini - Relating to tuition credits for students who complete the core curriculum at two-year public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 04/27/2007- Referred to House Higher Education

SB 1053 by Zaffirini - Relating to assessing the quality and effectiveness of academic advising services offered by public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 06/15/2007- Vetoed by the governor

SB 1054 by Zaffirini - Relating to the conduct that constitutes hazing and to the application of hazing laws to certain former students of an educational institution.
Last Action: 03/14/2007- Referred to Senate Education

 SB 1055 by Zaffirini - Relating to establishing a commission to study and report on the projected need for faculty at public and private institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 03/19/2007- Voted favorably from Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 1064 by West - Relating to the purchasing and contracting practices of junior college districts; providing criminal penalties.
Last Action: 05/18/2007- Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 1065 by Shapiro - Relating to high school success and college readiness in public schools.
Last Action: 03/14/2007- Referred to Senate Education

SB 1075 by Wentworth - Relating to the permissible uses of the state highway fund.
Last Action: 03/14/2007- Referred to Senate Finance

SB 1088 by Shapiro - Relating to use of a portion of the money in the Texas Mobility Fund for mass transit projects.
Last Action: 03/14/2007- Referred to Senate Transportation and Homeland Security

SB 1095 by Uresti - Relating to a study on increasing the number of medical residency programs, medical residents, and physicians practicing medical specialties in this state.
Last Action: 05/20/2007- Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 1101 by Duncan - Relating to the reporting and disclosure of financial arrangements between referring health care providers and diagnostic imaging providers; providing penalties.
Last Action: 05/15/2007- Removed from Senate Intent calendar

SB 1102 by Duncan - Relating to financial accounting and reporting for this state and political subdivisions of this state.
Last Action: 05/10/2007- Removed from Senate Intent calendar

SB 1131 by Lucio - Relating to the rates of tuition charged to students of institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 04/10/2007- Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 1143 by Deuell - Relating to prohibiting certain ranking of physicians by health benefit plans.
Last Action: 05/15/2007- Referred to House Insurance

SB 1145 by Shapiro - Relating to the computation of a student's high school grade point average.
Last Action: 03/14/2007- Referred to Senate Education

SB 1146 by Shapiro - Relating to online performance reports for public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 05/23/2007- Removed from House Local/Consent calendar

SB 1147 by Shapiro - Relating to the administration of Texas governor's schools.
Last Action: 03/14/2007- Referred to Senate Education

SB 1149 by Ellis - Relating to compensating persons wrongfully incarcerated for interest paid or owed on college loans.
Last Action: 03/14/2007- Referred to Senate Business and Commerce

 SB 1150 by Hinojosa - Relating to the establishment of a school of engineering at Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi.
Last Action: 04/16/2007- Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 1166 by Duncan - Relating to the reporting of claims information under certain health benefit plans; providing administrative penalties.
Last Action: 03/14/2007- Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1176 by Ellis - Relating to a requirement that a full TEXAS grant be awarded to each eligible applicant in an academic year.
Last Action: 04/23/2007- Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 1190 by Patrick - Relating to the establishment of a commission on state government spending to address waste, fraud, and abuse in state agency operations.
Last Action: 04/30/2007- Left pending in Senate Government Organization

SB 1210 by Carona - Relating to the use of eminent domain for highway or other transportation purposes.
Last Action: 3-14-07 Referred to Senate Transportation and Homeland Security

SB 1221 by Carona - Relating to the provision of a preference in certain state construction contracts for contractors that provide health benefits to employees.
Last Action: 3-14-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1234 by Zaffarini - Relating to the five-year master plan for higher education in this state.
Last Action: 6-15-07 Vetoed by the governor

SB 1242 by Averitt - Relating to tuition exemptions granted by public institutions of higher education to students who have served in certain school district tutoring programs.
Last Action: 4-16-07 Voted favorably from Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 1248 by Nelson - Relating to the establishment of the University of North Texas Health Science Center Health Institutes of Texas.
Last Action: 3-14-07 Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Edducation

SB 1276 by Van de Putte - Relating to student loan repayment assistance for speech-language pathologists employed by a public school.
Last Action: 3-19-07 Referred to Senate Education

SB 1292 by Nelson - Relating to creating the Cancer Research Institute of Texas and abolishing the Texas Cancer Council; granting authority to issue bonds.
Last Action: 5-21-07 Removed from Senate Intent calendar

SB 1299 by Wentworth - Relating to access to certain archaic information excepted from required disclosure under the public information law.
Last Action: 5-22-07 Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 1309 by Wentworth - Relating to false claims against the state and actions by the state and private persons to prosecute those claims; providing a civil penalty.
Last Action: 5-04-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 1330 by Patrick - Relating to prohibiting the investment of state funds in certain private business entities doing business in Iran.
Last Action: 4-16-07 Sent to Senate State Affairs

SB 1350 by Patrick - Relating to limits on the appropriations by the Legislature.
Last Action: 3-19-07 Referred to Senate Finance

SB 1359 by Ellis - Relating to the authorization and regulation of casino gambling and to the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Gaming Commission; authorizing taxes; providing civil and criminal penalties.
Last Action: 4-26-07 Left pending in Senate State Affairs

SB 1377 by Shapleigh - Relating to studies and determinations by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding funding to accomplish the goals of the state master plan for public higher education "Closing the Gaps."
Last Action: 4-04-07 Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Ed

SB 1382 by Nichols - Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the expansion of school of nursing facilities at Stephen F. Austin State University.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to Senate Finance

SB 1387 by Van de Putte - Relating to the designated doctor's examination under the workers' compensation system.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1398 by Williams - Relating to the ability of a governmental body under the public information law to request a redetermination from the attorney general on dismissal of litigation relating to the same issue.
Last Action: 5-08-07 Removed from Senate Local/Consent calendar

SB 1400 by Lucio - Relating to the establishment of a school of law at The University of Texas at Brownsville.
Last Action: 5-04-07 Voted favorably from Senate Subcommittee on Higher Ed as substituted

SB 1400 by Lucio - Relating to the establishment of a school of law at The University of Texas at Brownsville.
Last Action: 5-04-07 Voted favorably from Senate Subcommittee on Higher Ed as substituted

SB 1418 by Hinojosa - Relating to the establishment and operation of a spatial reference center at Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi.
Last Action: 5-18-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 1419 by West - Relating to the creation of the Texas Hospital-Based Nursing Education Grant Program.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Ed

SB 1423 by Brimer - Relating to funds exempt from the Public Funds Investment Act.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to Senate Finance

SB 1427 by Averitt - Relating to participation by private or independent institutions of higher education in the tuition equalization grant program.
Last Action: 4-30-07 Referred to House Higher Ed

SB 1442 by Hegar - Relating to a property owner's right to a binding third-party appraisal in connection with the use of eminent domain authority.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1449 by Ellis - Relating to the human resources employee-to-staff ratio for state agencies.
Last Action: 5-14-07 Left pending in House Government Reform

SB 1451 by Ellis - Relating to the Safe Routes to School Program.
Last Action: 5-18-07 Sent to House Local/Consent calendar

SB 1454 by Van de Putte - Relating to veteran's employment preferences.
Last Action: 5-08-07 Left pending in House Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations

SB 1459 by Seliger - Relating to indemnification requirements relating to a clean coal project.
Last Action: 4-30-07 Referred to House Energy Resources

SB 1488 by Patrick - Relating to an undergraduate education scholarship program for students who agree to teach in public schools in this state that have teacher shortages.
Last Action: 5-18-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 1496 by Zaffarini - Relating to the partial forgiveness of Texas B-On-time loans for certain graduates of four-year public and private institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 5-18-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 1507 by Janek - Relating to the transfer of the primary duties of the Texas Building and Procurement Commission to the comptroller and the General Land Office.
Last Action: 4-23-07 Left pending in Senate Government Organization

SB 1516 by Janek - Relating to authorizing certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Ed

SB 1527 by Eltife - Relating to the consolidation of state vehicle fleets.
Last Action: 4-23-07 Left pending in Senate Government Organization

SB 1528 by Eltife - Relating to state facility management and maintenance practices.
Last Action: 4-23-07 Left pending in Senate Government Organization

SB 1538 by Frasier - Relating to venue in civil actions under the Jones Act.
Last Action: 3-20-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1569 by Patrick - Relating to the automatic admission of undergraduate students to a general academic teaching institution that is a component institution of a university system.
Last Action: 4-10-07 Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Ed

SB 1570 by Patrick - Relating to the eligibility of an undergraduate student for automatic admission to public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 4-10-07 Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Ed

SB 1571 by Patrick - Relating to requiring a minimum SAT or ACT score as a prerequisite to the automatic admission of an undergraduate student to certain public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 4-10-07 Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Ed

SB 1572 by Shapleigh - Relating to reports of performance data of private or independent institutions of higher education and to the publication of that data.
Last Action: 5-18-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 1573 by Shapleigh - Relating to the affordability of enrollment in public institutions of higher education and the availability of certain financial and academic information to students enrolled in those institutions.
Last Action: 4-23-07 Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Ed

SB 1581 by Van de Putte - Relating to eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits based on the claimant's availability to do part-time work.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1603 by West - Relating to eligibility for student financial assistance awarded from designated tuition charged by institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 5-04-07 Voted favorably from Senate Subcommittee on Higher Ed

SB 1641 by Williams - Relating to the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and to bonds issued in relation to that program.
Last Action: 5-03-07 Left pending in Senate Finance

SB 1652 by Ellis - Relating to the waiver of governmental immunity.
Last Action: 5-07-07 Left pending in Senate State Affairs

SB 1678 by Uresti - Relating to a suit against an employee of a governmental unit alleging negligence in the course of the employee's employment.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1681 by Averitt - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for children and grandchildren.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1684 by Averitt - Relating to coverage limitations in health benefit plans.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1699 by Shapiro - Relating to the administration, organization, amount, structure and delivery of financial aid programs and services to students attending institutions of public, independent and private higher education in Texas.
Last Action: 5-18-07 Sent to House Calendars committee

SB 1720 by Ogden - Relating to making supplemental appropriations.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to Senate Finance

SB 1721 by Ogden - Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to Senate Finance

SB 1745 by Eltife - Relating to monthly benefits for certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who return to work.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1748 by Nichols - Relating to the collateralization of certain public funds; providing administrative penalties.
Last Action: 5-03-07 Left pending in Senate Finance

SB 1749 by Duncan - Relating to the transfer of Angelo State University to the Texas Tech University System.
Last Action: 4-19-07 Certified for Senate Local/Consent calendar

SB 1754 by Ellis - Relating to the authority of certain institutions of higher education in this state to use private money to perform scientific research regarding regenerative or reparative medical therapies or treatments.
Last Action: 4-12-07 Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 1754 by Ellis - Relating to the collection and dissemination of certain information for a federal firearm background check.
Last Action: 5-22-07 Senate passed to engrossment

SB 1767 by Watson - Relating to physician licensing requirements for utilization review of medical decisions regarding workers' compensation claims.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1768 by Watson - Relating to the cost of obtaining copies of an injured employee's medical records for use by an ombudsman under the office of injured employee counsel's ombudsman program.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1770 by Watson - Relating to the development of a comprehensive energy plan.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1772 by Watson - Relating to establishing a commission to study and report on a long-range plan for higher education in this state.
Last Action: 4-04-07 Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 1779 by Uresti - Relating to public financing of the public education employee retirement system and an annual cost-of-living adjustment for certain retirement benefits.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1784 by Duncan - Relating to information that must be provided by a registered lobbyist.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1791 by Jackson - Relating to a review by the Sunset Commission of the eminent domain authority of special districts and the abolition of that authority unless continued by the legislature.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1793 by Ogden - Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts in the state treasury, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.
Last Action: 3-21-07 Referred to Senate Finance

SB 1795 by Ogden - Relating to increasing the amount of bonds and other public securities that may be secured by a pledge of and payable from revenue deposited to the credit of the state highway fund.
Last Action: 5-23-07 House point(s) of order sustained by Rep. Dunnam

SB 1802 by Uresti - Relating to providing certain computerized instructional material for blind and visually impaired students at public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 5-08-07 Referred to House Higher Education

SB 1803 by Uresti - Relating to establishing an office of state statistician.
Last Action: 5-04-07 Not heard in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 1812 by Duncan - Relating to electronic publication of legal notice.
Last Action: 5-14-07 Left pending in House Judiciary

SB 1817 by Carona - Relating to eligibility for certain unemployment compensation benefits.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1834 by Hegar - Relating to treatment of pharmaceutical services provided through specialty and mail order pharmacy services operated under contracts between governmental entities and pharmacy benefit managers.
Last Action: 5-22-07 Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 1835 by Hegar - Relating to prohibiting the use of state money for certain biomedical research.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to Senate Health and Human Services

SB 1845 by Duncan - Relating to the deposit of certain public funds with federally insured financial institutions.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to Senate Finance

SB 1847 by Duncan - Relating to Employees Retirement System of Texas collection of member contributions.
Last Action: 5-17-07 Left pending in House Pensions and Investments

SB 1848 by Duncan - Relating to state fiscal matters.
Last Action: 5-22-07 House point(s) of order sustained by Rep. Dunnam

SB 1854 by Gallegos - Relating to the exception of an audit working paper of a school district from required disclosure under the public information law.
Last Action: 5-20-07 Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 1860 by Zaffirini - Relating to a pilot project regarding funding for professional nursing education programs offered by general academic teaching institutions and health-related institutions.
Last Action: 4-05-07 Removed from agenda

SB 1885 by Williams - Relating to the management of public school land and the investment of the permanent school fund.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to Senate Finance

SB 1891 by West - Relating to the voluntary disclosure of public information.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1900 by Shapiro - Relating to the Texas tomorrow fund II prepaid tuition unit undergraduate education program.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 1902 by Van de Putte - Relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of certain first-time students at public institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 5-07-07 Not heard in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 1910 by Jackson - Relating to workers' compensation fee guidelines
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1911 by Shapleigh - Relating to universal health coverage for Texans.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SB 1919 by Watson - Relating to establishing a commission to study and report on the allocation of state resources for medical education.
Last Action: 4-16-07 Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 1939 by Van de Putte - Relating to credit card marketing activities at postsecondary educational institutions; providing a civil penalty.
Last Action: 4-16-07 Referred to Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1940 by Van de Putte - Relating to educational programs and a collaborative educational initiative in the North Texas region.
Last Action: 3-22-07 Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 1962 by Zaffirini - Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for Prairie View A&M University.
Last Action: 5-03-07 Left pending in Senate Finance

SB 2040 by Jackson - Relating to coverage for bariatric surgical procedures for certain state employees.
Last Action: 5-20-07 Set on House floor calendar for 05/22/2007

SB 2048 by Shapleigh - Relating to a prohibition against certain activities by a person employed in the financial aid office of a public institution of higher education.
Last Action: 5-14-07 Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 2049 by Zaffirini - Relating to certain prohibitions regarding the relationship between student loan lenders and public or private institutions of higher education.
Last Action: 5-23-07 Set on Senate Intent calendar for 05/23/2007

SCR 3 by Wentworth - Encouraging the state's colleges and universities to implement policies to safeguard the academic freedom of faculty and students alike and ensure the diversity of opinion not only in the classroom and campus but beyond; and, be it further.
Last Action: 3-26-07 Left pending in Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SCR 27 by Watson - Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the House of Representatives to create a joint interim committee to study issues relating to the higher education system in Texas.
Last Action: 3-06-07 Referred to Senate Education

SCR 28 by Watson - Urging the Texas congressional delegation to support legislation to expand telemedicine/telehealth services.
Last Action: 5-18-07 Sent to House Calendars Committee

SCR 47 by Shapleigh - Requesting that the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker appoint a select commission on higher education and global competitiveness.
Last Action: 4-27-07 Certified for Senate Local/Consent calendar

SJR 3 by Duncan - Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a four-fifths record vote of the membership of each house to enact a law granting the power of eminent domain.
Last Action: 5-02-07 Left pending in House Land and Resource Management

SJR 3 by Duncan - Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a four-fifths record vote of the membership of each house to enact a law granting the power of eminent domain.
Last Action: 5-02-07 Left pending in House Land and Resource Management

SJR 9 by West - Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit a district created to provide local funding to support public institutions of higher education to impose an ad valorem tax if approved by the voters of the district.
Last Action: 1-29-07 Referred to Senate Finance

SJR 18 by Zaffirini - Proposing a constitutional amendment extending the period of maturity for bonds and notes issued by certain higher education entities.
Last Action: 2-21-07 Referred to Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education

SJR 26 by Patrick - Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the attorney general to prosecute offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, and offenses involving insurance fraud.
Last Action: 3-06-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SJR 28 by Wentworth - Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative session.
Last Action: 3-06-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SJR 40 by Hegar - Proposing a constitutional amendment affecting the methods by which an appointed member of a multimember state board, commission, or other governing body may be removed from office and providing that the holdover provision of the Texas Constitution does not apply to the member
Last Action: 4-11-07 Left pending in Senate State Affairs

SJR 41 by Patrick - Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish a commission on state government spending to address waste, fraud, and abuse in state agency operations.
Last Action: 4-30-07 Not heard in Senate Government Organization

SJR 42 by Patrick - Proposing a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on members of the legislature.
Last Action: 3-19-07 Referred to Senate State Affairs

SJR 43 by Nelson - Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the establishment of the Cancer Research Institute of Texas and authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds for the purpose of scientific research of all forms of human cancer.
Last Action: 5-21-07 Removed from Senate Intent calendar

SJR 45 by Ellis - Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to authorize the operation of limited casino gaming by licensed operators and recognized Indian tribes and to authorize the operation of video lottery games by licensed horse and greyhound racetrack operators and recognized Indian tribes, requiring the legislature to create a Texas Gaming Commission to regulate gaming and casino-based development projects in this state, and establishing a higher education trust fund from state gaming revenues to pay tuition and fees for the postsecondary education of Texas high school graduates.
Last Action: 4-26-07 Left pending in Senate State Affairs

SJR 48 by Ogden - Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time during which a person who holds an appointive position that is subject to senate confirmation on a multimember state board or commission continues to perform the duties of the office after the expiration of the person's term of office.
Last Action: 5-14-07 Voted favorably from Senate State Affairs

SJR 56 by Williams - Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding limitations on the rate of growth of expenditures by the state government.
Last Action: 4-16-07 Left pending in Senate Finance

SJR 60 by Duncan - Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the continuation of the constitutional appropriation for facilities and other capital items at Angelo State University on a change in the governance of the university.
Last Action: 4-19-07 Senate Education filed committee report

SJR 61 by Duncan - Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing dedicated funding for the major repair or rehabilitation of buildings and other permanent improvements of institutions of higher education that were not created as a part of The University of Texas System or The Texas A&M University System.
Last Action: 5-18-07 Sent to House Calendars committee