Other Bills of Interest That Passed »

HB 55 by Branch / Carona - Relating to an offense of using a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.

HB 103 by Brown/ Patrick - Relating to health benefit plans for students at institutions of higher education and the operation of certain health benefit plans through student health centers at certain institutions of higher education.  VETOED

HB 398 by Zerwas/Watson- Relating to requirements for expedited credentialing of certain physicians by managed care plans.

HB 415 by Villarreal / Uresti - Relating to the regulation of employer-based day-care facilities.

HB 464 by Paxton/Nelson-Relating to the preparation by the Legislative Budget Board of a dynamic fiscal impact statement for certain bills and joint resolutions affecting taxes and fees.

HB 498 by McClendon/Ellis-Relating to the establishment of an advisory panel to assist with a study regarding the prevention of wrongful convictions.

HB 523 by Giddings/Fraser-Relating to the contents of a receipt issued for payment of a good or service.

HB 537 by Berman/Eltife - Relating to the transportation of children in passenger vans.

HB 582 by Dukes/Van de Putte-Relating to informing the parents and guardians of certain children about the availability of the child health plan and medical assistance program.

HB 602 by Farabee/Estes-Relating to designation of Midwestern State University as a public liberal arts university.

HB 610 by Naishtat/Van de Putte-Relating to the establishment of the Legislative Committee on Aging and other initiatives relating to the aging population of this state.

HB 618 by Corte/Wentworth-Relating to privileged parking for certain veterans and military award recipients.

HB 673 by Solomons/Watson-Relating to certain services provided by the office of injured employee counsel under the workers' compensation program of this state.

HB 821 by Leibowitz/Watson-Relating to the sale, recovery, and recycling of certain television equipment.

HB 846 by Martinez / Gallegos - Relating to the license or certificate renewal process for emergency medical services personnel and certain law enforcement officers.

HB 873 by Dukes / Deuell - Relating to incentives for the film, television, video, and digital interactive media production industries

HB 978 by Burnam / Watson - Relating to the employment rights of certain individuals with disabilities.

HB 1055 by Parker / Harris - Relating to the procedure for submitting certain plans and specifications of buildings or facilities for the purpose of eliminating architectural barriers encountered by persons with disabilities.

HB  1056 by Morrison/Hegar- Relating to the course levels offered by the University of Houston-Victoria.

HB  1058 by Solomons/Lucio-Relating to the receipt of death benefits in the workers' compensation system.

HB  1093 by Pickett/Nelson-Relating to oversight of regional poison control centers and the poison control network.

HB  1259 by Kolkhorst/Duncan-Relating to hiring outside legal counsel to provide legal services to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB  1325 by Rios Ybarra/Lucio-Relating to the degrees awarded by the State Technical College System.

HB  1342 by Menendez/Harris-Relating to adoption of certain information technology.

HB 1343 by Menendez / Van de Putte - Relating to blind and disabled pedestrians and failure of the operator of a motor vehicle to yield the right-of-way.

HB  1382 by Davis/Harris-Relating to assessment of certain charges by certain commercial landlords that are governmental entities.

HB  1423 by Guillen/Shapiro-Relating to granting charters to public junior colleges for open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 1452 by Eissler/Van de Putte - Relating to participation in job training and employment assistance programs by veterans and other covered persons.

HB  1568 by Gonzales/Zaffirini-Relating to authorizing an exemption from tuition and fees charged by a junior college district for employees of the district.

HB 1730 by Pitts/Averitt-Relating to authorizing the issuance of bonds for the reimbursement of the cost of public improvements located in public improvement districts in certain counties.

HB 1830 by Corte / Ellis - Relating to information technology security practices of state agencies.  

HB 1888 by Davis/Duncan-Relating to standards required for certain rankings of physicians by health benefit plans.

HB 1908 by King/Hinojosa-Relating to the safety of the fresh fruit and vegetables produced in this state.

HB 1918 by Darby/Estes-Relating to changing the name of the Office of Rural Community Affairs to the Texas Department of Rural Affairs.

HB 1924 by Heflin/Seliger-Relating to the performance of pharmacy services in certain rural areas.

HB 1995 by McCall/Fraser-Relating to the liability of volunteer audiologists and speech-language pathologists who provide certain speech, language, and hearing evaluations.

HB 1998 by McCall / Gallegos - Relating to temporary housing and emergency shelters provided by a political subdivision for disaster victims.

HB 2000 by McCall/Van de Putte-Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain amino acid-based elemental formulas.

HB 2003 by McCall / Watson - Relating to the creation of the offense of online harassment.

HB 2012 by Vaught / Carona - Relating to the criminal consequence of operating without a valid driver's license a motor vehicle for which financial responsibility is not established.

HB 2020 by Weber/Jackson-Relating to parking privilege for veterans with disabilities.

HB 2027 by Zerwas/Harris-Relating to adoption of the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act.

HB 2169 by Chavez/Hinojosa - Relating to Relating to the establishment of additional job incentive programs by the Texas Workforce Commission using the skills development fund.

HB 2256 by Hancock/Duncan-Relating to mediation of out-of-network health benefit claim disputes concerning enrollees, facility-based physicians, and certain health benefit plans.

HB 2283 by Truitt/Deuell-Relating to increasing state employee participation in the TexaSaver program.

HB 2346 by Thibaut / Ellis - Relating to the removal of illegally parked vehicles from residential parking permit areas in certain municipalities.

HB 2433 by W. Smith/Williams - Relating to the powers of certain freight rail districts.

HB 2434 by W. Smith/Williams - Relating to TxDOT supervision of federal funds appropriated for the construction and maintenance of rail facilities.

HB 2515 by Smith/Harris-Relating to certain requirements applicable to certain public contracts.

HB 2542 by Eissler/Van de Putte-Relating to excused absences in public schools for students visiting institutions of higher education.

HB 2559 by Truitt/Duncan-Relating to the powers and duties and benefits available under the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 2656 by Miller/Duncan-Relating to the composition of the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 2664 by Ritter/Hegar-Relating to creating a defense to prosecution for the offense of unlawful carrying of a handgun by a license holder on the premises of certain businesses.

HB 2667 by Ritter/Hinojosa-Relating to performance standards for plumbing fixtures sold in this state.

HB 2685 by Callegari/Nichols-Relating to the landowner's bill of rights.

HB 2730 by Kolkhorst/Hinojosa-Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas and the Texas Private Security Board.

HB 2748 by Chisum/Duncan-Relating to the abolition of the Texas Environmental Education Partnership Fund.

HB 2751 by Truitt/Duncan-Relating to participation and credit in, benefits from, and the administration of the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System.

HB 2805 by Maldonado/Ogden-Relating to the administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the East Williamson County Multi-Institution Teaching Center.

HB 2954 by Coleman/Ellis-Relating to authorizing an increase in the student center fee at Texas Southern University.

HB 2961 by Coleman/Ellis-Relating to authorizing an increase in the student union fee at the University of Houston.

HB 3147 by Smith, Todd / Seliger - Relating to taking or attempting to take a weapon from a commissioned security officer.

HB 3413 by Thompson / Averitt - Relating to the sale of glassware and nonalcoholic beverages by certain wholesalers and distributors.

HB 3433 by Menendez / Watson - Relating to the extended registration of a fleet of motor vehicles.

HB3456 by Branch/Zaffirini-Relating to the education and preparation of resident physicians.

HB 3461 by Orr/Watson-Relating to the powers and duties of the School Land Board and the commissioner of the General Land Office.

HB 3480 by Truitt/Van de Putte-Relating to certain investment products made available to certain public school employees and the companies authorized to provide those products.

HB 3519 by Branch/Hinojosa-Relating to the coordination and administration of the Texas Career Opportunity Grant Program.

HB 3961 by McReynolds/Nelson-Relating to the regulation of nursing.

HB 4102 by Eiland / Carona - Relating to the disaster contingency fund and relief for school districts located in a disaster area.

HB 4341 by Truitt/Shapiro-Relating to the regulation of discount health care programs by the Texas Department of Insurance.

HB 4409 by Taylor / Jackson, Mike - Relating to emergency preparation and management.

HB 4476 by Cohen/Zaffirini-Relating to eligibility requirements for the tuition equalization grant program.

HB 4501 by Coleman/Ellis-Relating to an intercollegiate athletics fee at Texas Southern University.

HB4519 by Homer-Relating to standards for independent review organizations. 

HB 4545 by Raymond/Van de Putte-Relating to the time for filing a petition for judicial review in certain workers' compensation cases.

HB 4560 by Naishtat / Deuell - Relating to certain diseases or illnesses suffered by certain emergency first responders.

SB 39 by Zaffirini/Zerwas-Relating to health benefit plan coverage for routine patient care costs for enrollees participating in certain clinical trials.

SB 78 by Nelson/Smithee-Relating to promoting awareness and education about the purchase and availability of health coverage.

SB 90 by Van de Putte/Geren-Relating to adoption of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

SB97 by Van de Putte/Villarreal-Relating to the authority of a dental hygienist to provide services in certain facilities.

SB 98 by Lucio/LucioIII-Relating to establishing a health science center and medical school in South Texas.

SB 129 by Ellis/Coleman - Relating to the maximum speed limit for a neighborhood electric vehicle operated on a street or highway.

SB 161 by Ellis/Harper-Brown - Relating to specialty license plates supporting the Safe Routes to School program.

SB 202 by Shapleigh/Gonzales-Relating to provisional licensing of physicians to practice in underserved areas.

SB 254 by Estes/Pena - Relating to the exemption of volunteer fire departments from certain motor fuel taxes.

SB 256 by Estes/Farabee-Relating to an intercollegiate athletics fee at Midwestern State University.

SB 283 by Nelson/Shelton-Relating to the membership and activities of local school health advisory councils and to parental involvement in human sexuality instruction in public schools.

SB 328 by Carona/Phillips - Relating to the civil and criminal consequences of operating a motor vehicle or a watercraft while intoxicated.

SB 375 by Carona/T. Smith - Relating to the release of motor vehicle accident information.

SB 448 by Carona/Pickett - Relating to TxDOT's authority to mitigate adverse environmental impacts of state highway construction, improvement or maintenance.

SB 470 by Carona/Hamilton - Relating to training and continuing education for licensed electrical apprentices.

SB 473 by Estes/Crownover-Relating to an intercollegiate athletics fee at the University of North Texas.

SB 476 by Nelson/D. Howard-Relating to staffing, overtime, and other employment protections for nurses. 

SB 480 by Carona/W. Smith - Relating to the authority of the Texas Transportation Commission to enter covenants for environmental remediation of real property owned by TxDOT.

SB 526 by Nelson/Martinez-Relating to grants for federally qualified health centers.

SB 532 by Patrick, Dan / Coleman - Relating to a physician's delegation of prescriptive authority to physician assistants or advanced practice nurses.

SB 572 by Shapiro / Branch - Relating to transportation safety training requirements for certain child-care providers.

SB 596 by Nichols/Christian-Relating to the name of Stephen F. Austin State University.

SB 638 by Nichols/Flynn-Relating to the collateralization of certain public funds.

SB 652 by Zaffirini/Frost-Relating to the maintenance of emergency contact and medical information databases by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.

SB 687 by Hegar/Driver-Relating to injury leave and related benefits for certain state peace officers injured in the course of performance of duty.

SB 702 by Carona / Jackson, Jim - Relating to the regulation of the towing and storage of vehicles.

SB 705 by Nelson/Naishtat-Relating to long-term care consumer information and Medicaid waiver programs. 

SB 811 by Duncan/Darby-Relating to authorizing the board of regents of the Texas Tech University System to transfer the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts to a nonprofit organization to operate the museum.

SB 858 by Seliger/J. Jackson - Relating to offering the classroom portion of a driver education course through an alternative method of instruction.

SB 874 by Shapleigh/Quintanilla-Relating to the exemption of certain counties from the drainage charge imposed by a municipal drainage utility system.

SB 882 by Carona/Geren - Relating to the powers and duties of a regional tollway authority, including the establishment of an administrative adjudication hearing procedure.

SB 956 by West/Branch-Relating to the establishment of a law school in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System.

SB 1058 by Uresti/Coleman-Relating to reporting requirements for health occupation regulatory agencies. 

SB 1083 by Huffman/Gonzales-Relating to access to certain confidential patient information within the Department of State Health Services. 

SB 1143 by Carona / Thompson - Relating to requirements regarding employer liability for certain group health benefit plan premiums and to a health benefits study to be conducted by the Texas Department of Insurance.

SB 1145 by Zaffirini/Dunnam-Relating to protocol for folding the state flag.

SB 1303 by Seliger/King-Relating to the requirement that certain state and local governmental entities designate a firearms proficiency officer and require weapons proficiency.

SB 1343 by Hinojosa / Gonzales - Relating to the formula funding for public institutions of higher education for certain credit hours that do not count toward a degree.  Last Action: 6-19-09 Vetoed by the Governor

SB 1367 by Carona / Pickett - Relating to parking placard or specialty license plate applications by persons with a mobility problem caused by an impairment of vision.

SB 1442 by Fraser/Giddings-Relating to business entities and associations.

SB 1472 by Gallegos/Hernandez-Relating to public meetings for permit applications under the Texas Clean Air Act.

SB 1474 by Nichols/McReynolds-Relating to compensation for certain emergency services personnel.

SB 1629 by Wentworth / Rose - Relating to the persons exempted from the required prepayment of the personnel costs incurred by a governmental body in responding to requests from a requestor under the public information law that require large amounts of time.

SB 1655 by Van de Putte/Farias-Relating to the organization, duties, and functions of the Texas Veterans Commission and to providing funding for assistance for veterans through a lottery game.

SB 1728 by West/Chavez-Relating to the administration of and eligibility for the Joint Admissions Medical Program.

SB 1735 by West/Branch-Relating to providing police and security services for certain post-secondary educational institutions.

SB 1759 by Watson / Patrick - Relating to the extended registration of a commercial fleet of motor vehicles.

SB 1814 by Van de Putte/Deshotel-Relating to return-to-work coordination services and a return-to- work reimbursement program for employers participating in the workers' compensation system.

SB 1940 by Van de Putte/Ortiz-Relating to the fund for veterans' assistance and to the establishment of pretrial veterans court programs.

SB 1952 by Jackson/Weber-Relating to the authorization of certain municipalities and counties to issue public securities for the financing of permanent improvements for use by an institution of higher education.

SB 1969 by West/Leibowitz-Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and correction in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, to conforming codifications, and repeal of unconstitutional

SB 2064 by West/Otto-Relating to the issuance of state and local government securities , including the powers and duties of the Bond Review Board and the issuance of private activity bonds.

SB 2169 by Ellis/Alvarado-Relating to the establishment of a smart growth policy work group and the development of a smart growth policy for this state.

SB 2178 by Shapleigh / Hochberg - Relating to the establishment by the commissioner of education of a computer lending pilot program for public schools.

SB 2240 by Zaffirini/Crownover-Relating to the financing of educational and related facilities by higher education facility authorities or nonprofit corporations performing the functions of those authorities and the governance of higher education facility authorities.

SB 2423 by Deuell/Gonzalez Toureilles-Relating to the transfer or sale of patient information or prescription drug history by discount health care programs.