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HB 12 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four | et. al. Relating to individuals who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability and who are or have been involved with the court system. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 68 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to eligibility for a public education grant of certain students receiving special education services. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 69 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to a requirement that school districts and open-enrollment charter schools report certain information regarding children with disabilities who reside in residential facilities. House: Public Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 92 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to the entitlement of spouses of certain veterans with disabilities to a veteran's employment preference. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
HB 150 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of, and the deferral or abatement of ad valorem taxes on, certain residence homesteads. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
See remarks for effective date
HB 194 85-0 (2017) Author: Bernal, Diego Relating to providing for endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs. House: Public Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 217 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the authority of certain persons to defer or abate the collection of ad valorem taxes on a person's residence homestead. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 311 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis Relating to public education and public school finance matters. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 315 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis Relating to a grant available to school districts to provide services to students residing in care and treatment facilities and residential placement facilities. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 343 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain disabled veterans and surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 364 85-0 (2017) Author: Huberty, Dan | et. al. Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers and fire fighters from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 377 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the issuance of certain specialty license plates, specially marked driver's licenses, and specially marked personal identification certificates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 468 85-0 (2017) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to a restriction on certain accommodations in accessible hotel and motel guest rooms; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 518 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Administration
No action taken in committee
HB 626 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to late applications for certain exemptions from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 658 85-0 (2017) Author: Bernal, Diego | et. al.
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Relating to voting by voters with certain disabilities or voters who reside at a residential care facility. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 689 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to the determination of intellectual disability for children in foster care. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 837 85-0 (2017) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to notice provided to persons with disabilities regarding the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use certain public transportation services. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 850 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 969 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on certain real property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 996 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the regulation of business entities that provide assistance animals; providing a civil penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 1033 85-0 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al. Relating to a federal waiver to exempt public school students with significant cognitive disabilities from annual assessment requirements imposed by federal law. House: Public Education Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 1101 85-0 (2017) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the authority of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district to require a person to file a new application to confirm the person's current qualification for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of a 100 percent disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/18
HB 1120 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to issue a building construction permit or final certificate of occupancy for a building or facility required to meet certain accessibility standards; requiring a related study. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1121 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to instruction in accessible design in the curriculum for an architecture degree program offered by a public institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1123 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to continuing education requirements for architects regarding compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 1281 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and to goods and services purchased by governmental entities; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1309 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to eligibility for and benefits associated with license plates for certain veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 1463 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to procedures for actions alleging failure to comply with certain standards to accommodate persons with disabilities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1527 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: State Affairs Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1556 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the appointment of foster parents and other qualified persons to serve as educational decision-makers for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Public Education
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1564 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to the authority of an elderly or disabled person to defer or abate the collection of ad valorem taxes on the person's residence homestead if the homestead is subject to a mortgage. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1590 85-0 (2017) Author: Holland, Justin | et. al. Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel dependents. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1591 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1641 85-0 (2017) Author: Hefner, Cole | et. al. Relating to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to disabled veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 1679 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district of a dollar amount or a percentage, whichever is greater, of the appraised value of a residence homestead, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increase in the exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1696 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the assessed value of a property owned by certain disabled veterans and the amount of the exemption for the surviving spouses and children of certain disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1782 85-0 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1790 85-0 (2017) Author: Pickett, Joseph
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to revoked disabled parking placards. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1929 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to waiver programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2081 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district of the total appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly or disabled persons. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2209 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary | et. al. Relating to improving training and staff development for primary and secondary educators to enable them to more effectively serve all students. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2236 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the rate at which interest accrues in connection with the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on certain residence homesteads. House: Ways & Means Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2259 85-0 (2017) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to disabled veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2268 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to a temporary increase in the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a temporary reduction in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount, and a temporary protection of school districts against the resulting temporary loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2308 85-0 (2017) Author: Lambert, Stan | et. al. Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for veterans with disabilities that include the emblem from military academy license plates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
HB 2312 85-0 (2017) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination and to the enforcement of that prohibition; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2356 85-0 (2017) Author: Cosper, Scott | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the law governing the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HB 2409 85-0 (2017) Author: Raney, John | et. al. Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 2415 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to standards for mental health services provided to certain individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2590 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the administrative penalty, amelioration, and informal dispute resolution processes for providers participating in certain Medicaid waiver programs. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2635 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the authority of a property owner to pay certain deferred ad valorem taxes and interest in installments. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2636 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to court-ordered financial support by parents of an adult with a medically determinable disability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2655 85-0 (2017) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful transfer of a firearm. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2701 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Gina Relating to early voting by certain persons who are caretakers of persons with certain disabilities. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2732 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to competitive and integrated employment of persons with disabilities. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2815 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al. Relating to early in-person voting by voters who reside at a residential care facility. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2877 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans are entitled. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2978 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the notification of a peace officer through an indication associated with vehicle registration or a driver's license that a person has a health condition that may impede communication. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2979 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the punishment for certain offenses involving parking in a space designated for persons with disabilities. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2992 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Relating to assistance animals used by persons with disabilities and to the prosecution of the offense of misrepresenting an animal as an assistance animal or service animal. House: Human Services Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 3001 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to procedures regarding criminal defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3002 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran based on the disability rating of the veteran. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3019 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the prosecution for the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3140 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the accommodation of a deaf or hard of hearing student in driver education; authorizing a fee. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3148 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes imposed on residence homesteads and certain property of disabled veterans and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3192 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to the punishment and community supervision for certain offenses committed against a child, an elderly individual, or a disabled individual; increasing a criminal penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3229 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade Relating to the use of an assistance animal that provides assistance to a person with a disability; providing a criminal penalty. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3253 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to language acquisition for children less than eight years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3264 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to ad valorem tax benefits for certain current and former first responders and their families. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3279 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to eligibility requirements for the specialized telecommunications assistance program. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3292 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the continuation of medical assistance for certain individuals. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3295 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the delivery of certain Medicaid services to certain persons. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3301 85-0 (2017) Author: Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara | et. al. Relating to the imposition of consecutive sentences for more than one criminal offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual arising out of the same criminal episode. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3337 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the eligibility of certain persons to teach a driver education course. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 3341 85-0 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to a study to evaluate by region training and employment opportunities in this state for individuals with an intellectual disability. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3353 85-0 (2017) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the certification, training, and supervision of certified family partners and the provision of peer support services by certified family partners to the family or primary caregiver of certain children with serious emotional disturbance. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3409 85-0 (2017) Author: Lambert, Stan | et. al. Relating to the provision of services and resources to certain individuals by a state supported living center and to the creation of a schedule of support services a state supported living center may provide and procedures for establishing applicable fees for those services. House: Human Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3498 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3524 85-0 (2017) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the prioritization of public transportation funding for areas disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 3583 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to operators of motor vehicles who use temporary disabled parking placards. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 3599 85-0 (2017) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to parental rights and information regarding certain intervention strategies used with public school students. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3638 85-0 (2017) Author: Ortega, Evelina "Lina" Relating to the identification and assessment of defendants suspected of having mental illness or intellectual disability. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3715 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis Relating to statewide alerts for missing adults. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 3847 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to guardianships, substitutes for guardianships, and durable powers of attorney for persons with disabilities or who are incapacitated. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3888 85-0 (2017) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to the enforcement of a restrictive covenant on property used as an assisted living facility. House: Business & Industry Returned to Calendars Committee
HB 3901 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to parental administrations for certain adults with intellectual disabilities and the prosecution of a related criminal offense. House: Human Services Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3929 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the employment of certain persons with disabilities. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 3930 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to health benefit plan coverage for early childhood intervention services. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3962 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to provide certain therapy services under the Medicaid program to children with disabilities. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 4027 85-0 (2017) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to transition planning for a public school student enrolled in a special education program. House: Public Education Returned to Calendars Committee
HB 4096 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to improving the care of, and increasing opportunities for, children and adolescents with physical and developmental disabilities. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4137 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the availability of parking spaces at certain facilities for persons with a disability. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 4142 85-0 (2017) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to certain requirements of counties and other governmental entities regarding behavioral health. House: County Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4184 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann Relating to investigating an allegation of exploitation involving an elderly person or person with a disability. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4193 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to the establishment of a credit account program for students with disabilities. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HJR 21 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 52 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the assessed value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain individuals with disabilities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HJR 67 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HJR 69 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a dollar amount or a percentage, whichever is greater, of the market value of a residence homestead and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 70 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a percentage of the assessed value of property owned by certain disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 75 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to appropriate money from the economic stabilization fund to the foundation school fund and use the money to finance a temporary increase in the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and a temporary reduction in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 76 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district of the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly or disabled persons. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 92 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 97 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran based on the disability rating of the veteran and harmonizing certain related provisions of the constitution. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 102 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide ad valorem tax benefits to certain current and former first responders and their families. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 105 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran regardless of whether the property was the residence homestead of the surviving spouse when the disabled veteran died and harmonizing certain related provisions of the constitution. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 39 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Farrar, Jessica
Relating to estates and to guardianships, substitutes for guardianships, and durable powers of attorney for persons with disabilities or who are incapacitated. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 97 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the deadline for filing an application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 240 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
SB 275 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 296 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 354 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to language acquisition for children less than eight years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 377 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy
Relating to the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program. House: Human Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 402 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Allen, Alma
Relating to notice provided to persons with disabilities regarding the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use certain public transportation services. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 428 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the waiver of state park, museum, and other state-operated facility entrance fees for persons with certain disabilities. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 455 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina
Relating to the operations of the Employment-First Task Force. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
SB 529 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: González, Mary
Relating to improving training and staff development for primary and secondary educators to enable them to more effectively serve all students. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 545 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to information regarding autism spectrum disorders. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 546 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Collier, Nicole
Relating to the quality of water provided by public drinking water supply systems to state supported living centers. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 547 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Lambert, Stan | et. al.
Relating to the provision of services and resources to certain individuals by a state supported living center and to the creation of a schedule of support services a state supported living center may provide and procedures for establishing applicable fees for those services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 719 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Raney, John
Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to collect, study, and report certain data regarding workforce education programs. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 748 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Allen, Alma
Relating to transition planning for a public school student enrolled in a special education program. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 827 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to procedures for asserting claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act; providing a civil penalty. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 998 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Canales, Terry
Relating to the statute of limitations for the offense of exploitation of a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1047 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Faircloth, Wayne
Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/18
SB 1051 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the accommodation of a deaf or hard of hearing student in driver education; authorizing a fee. House: Public Education
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1111 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the employment of certain persons with disabilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1116 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to a study regarding the costs of educating students with disabilities in public schools. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1132 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the temporary continuation of medical assistance for certain individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1153 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Huberty, Dan
Relating to parental rights and information regarding certain intervention strategies used with public school students. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 1250 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Moody, Joe
Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in the prosecution of certain offenses involving family violence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1313 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the identification and assessment of defendants suspected of having mental illness or intellectual disability. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1326 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four | et. al.
Relating to procedures regarding criminal defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability and to certain duties of the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System related to persons with mental illness. House: Public Health
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1369 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to the prosecution for the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual. Senate: Criminal Justice Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1425 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the regulation of business entities that provide assistance animals; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1436 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to the punishment for the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual and creating the offense of continuous injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1540 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the certification, training, and supervision of certified family partners and the provision of peer support services by certified family partners to the family or primary caregiver of certain children with serious emotional disturbance, including the provision of those services under the medical assistance program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1685 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to specialty license plates or stickers for motor vehicles of persons with intellectual disabilities. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1740 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with an intellectual disability. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1743 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Gina | et. al.
Relating to transferring the Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities to The University of Texas at Austin and renaming the office the Office for Healthy Children. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1764 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy
Relating to the investment of funds in, and operation of guardianships of the estate in relation to, accounts established under the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program. House: Human Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1881 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to the appointment of foster parents and other qualified persons to serve as educational decision-makers for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1936 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Hefner, Cole
Relating to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to disabled veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 2016 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to parental administrations for certain adults with intellectual disabilities and the prosecution of a related criminal offense. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 2021 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 2022 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to competitive and integrated employment of persons with disabilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 2023 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the implementation of the community living options information process for residents of certain facilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 2025 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the establishment of a peer support program for residents of state supported living centers. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 2027 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Moody, Joe
Relating to a study to evaluate by region training and employment opportunities in this state for individuals with an intellectual disability. House: Human Services
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 2077 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the provision of protective services and the conduct of certain investigations through the adult protective services program of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 2080 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to a requirement that school districts and open-enrollment charter schools report certain information regarding children with disabilities who reside in residential facilities. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
See remarks for effective date
SB 2125 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the period for which a defendant with an intellectual disability who is found incompetent to stand trial may be civilly committed before the court holds a hearing to determine whether the defendant's release is appropriate. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2149 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Relating to early in-person voting by voters who reside at a residential care facility. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Elections
SB 2157 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to parking privileges for people with disabilities; authorizing a fee; amending dismissal procedures for a criminal offense. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 2165 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to day habilitation services for individuals with an intellectual disability; imposing an administrative penalty. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 2177 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to transition planning for a public school student enrolled in a special education program. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 2221 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to increasing the punishment for certain sexual offenses committed against a child with a disability. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 23 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
HB 52 85-1 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the establishment of an individualized education plan account program for certain children with disabilities. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 55 85-1 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district of a dollar amount or a percentage, whichever is greater, of the appraised value of a residence homestead and a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increase in the exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 72 85-1 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient. House: Ways & Means Recommitted to committee
HB 74 85-1 (2017) Author: Cosper, Scott | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the law governing the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HB 89 85-1 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Gina | et. al. Relating to early voting by certain persons who are caretakers of persons with certain disabilities. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 108 85-1 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the rate at which interest accrues in connection with the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on certain residence homesteads. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HB 116 85-1 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas | et. al. Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes imposed on residence homesteads and certain property of disabled veterans and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 129 85-1 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to a study of property tax exemptions and other property tax benefits for certain veterans and military service members and their families. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HB 134 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and to goods and services purchased by governmental entities; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 159 85-1 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will Relating to the rate at which interest accrues in connection with the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on certain residence homesteads. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 167 85-1 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to the imposition of consecutive sentences for more than one criminal offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual arising out of the same criminal episode. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 179 85-1 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain disabled first responders and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HB 182 85-1 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to the punishment and community supervision for certain offenses committed against a child, an elderly individual, or a disabled individual; increasing a criminal penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 190 85-1 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to a temporary increase in the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a temporary reduction in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount, and a temporary protection of school districts against the resulting temporary loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 345 85-1 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the creation of a commission to study intellectual and developmental disability determinations in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 360 85-1 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to the establishment of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that taxing units may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 368 85-1 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom Relating to the date on which changes to voting by voters who reside at a residential care facility take effect. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 17 85-1 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a dollar amount or a percentage, whichever is greater, of the market value of a residence homestead and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increase in the exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 20 85-1 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient. House: Ways & Means Recommitted to committee
HJR 27 85-1 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran based on the disability rating of the veteran and harmonizing certain related provisions of the constitution. House: Ways & Means Postponed
HJR 30 85-1 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homesteads of certain disabled first responders and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HJR 51 85-1 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that taxing units may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 2 85-1 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: VanDeaver, Gary
Relating to the establishment of an education enhancement program for students with certain disabilities. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 63 85-1 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to the applicability of the law governing the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans. Filed
SB 113 85-1 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to early voting by certain persons who are caretakers of persons with certain disabilities. Filed
HB 39 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to guardianships for incapacitated persons and to substitutes for guardianships for certain adults with disabilities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 43 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to the creation of a task force to evaluate state assessment instruments administered to public school students with significant cognitive disabilities. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 52 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district from $15,000 to $45,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 73 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to academic assessment of public school students with significant disabilities. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 126 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to parking placards for vehicles of persons with disabilities. House: Transportation Left pending in subcommittee
HB 279 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to eligibility for a public education grant of certain students receiving special education services. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 286 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to collection costs that may be imposed in connection with certain delinquent ad valorem taxes owed by disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 350 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain motor vehicles purchased or used by veterans with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Withdrawn from schedule
HB 356 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to a federal waiver to exempt public school students with significant cognitive disabilities from annual assessment requirements imposed by federal law. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 432 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 440 84-0 (2015) Author: Gonzales, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Relating to adapting the public school physical education curriculum to accommodate the needs of students with mental disabilities. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 550 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four | et. al. Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 607 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the creation of the State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 612 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to license plates issued to female veterans with disabilities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Transportation
HB 659 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to the waiver of state park, museum, and other state-operated facility entrance fees for persons with certain disabilities. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 660 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 683 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the assessed value of a property owned by certain disabled veterans and the amount of the exemption for the surviving spouses and children of certain disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 721 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the hunting or fishing license fee waiver for certain disabled veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 725 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the appeal of waiver of jurisdiction and transfer to criminal court in juvenile cases. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 754 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 842 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to review of public school instructional materials for compliance with accessibility standards. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 866 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the exemption from jury service of a person who is the primary caretaker of another person. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 873 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to the publication of certain information regarding the vocational rehabilitation program on the Internet. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 958 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 982 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 992 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 1069 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to services for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and certification requirements for interpreters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; providing an administrative penalty; requiring a fee and changing the rate of a fee; requiring an occupational certification. House: Human Services Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 1136 84-0 (2015) Author: Israel, Celia Relating to the creation of the Transportation Safety and Access Advisory Committee. House: Transportation Postponed
HB 1260 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis | et. al. Relating to creation by rule of the Department of Aging and Disability Services of a schedule of support services a state supported living center may provide and procedures for establishing applicable fees for those services. House: Human Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1286 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1317 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Relating to a report on laws, standards, and policies regarding parking for persons with disabilities to be prepared by the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. House: Transportation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1328 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain persons with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1337 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to requiring institutions and assisted living facilities to maintain guardianship orders of residents. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1377 84-0 (2015) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to a restriction on certain accommodations in accessible hotel guest rooms; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1438 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to probate matters, including guardianships and other matters related to incapacitated persons. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1519 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1678 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1705 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to management services for the physical facilities of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Texas School for the Deaf. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 1721 84-0 (2015) Author: Koop, Linda | et. al. Relating to the criminal and civil prosecution of certain offenses involving parking in a space designated for persons with disabilities. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1807 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to maintain an inventory of postsecondary educational programs and services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1809 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to creation of an employment-first task force advisory committee. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1811 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to a study of the participation of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in public higher education. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1985 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the use of high occupancy vehicle lanes by motor vehicles displaying license plates issued to veterans with disabilities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1989 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller of public accounts. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2075 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2146 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the deadline for filing an application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2178 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to waiving a Parks and Wildlife Department fee for certain veterans and other military personnel taking the hunter education course. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 2189 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to a developmentally disabled offender program established by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2341 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 2367 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the rate at which interest accrues in connection with the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on certain residence homesteads. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2386 84-0 (2015) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to eligibility for early voting by mail. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2399 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the effect on certain interest and penalties of the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on certain residence homesteads. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2431 84-0 (2015) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to certain notices provided by the assessor or collector for, or an agent of, a taxing unit. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2449 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to a grant available to school districts to provide services to students residing in care and treatment facilities and residential placement facilities. House: Public Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2463 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the continuation of the functions of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services and certain other functions. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
HB 2542 84-0 (2015) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the establishment and administration of the qualified ABLE program; granting authority to impose a fee. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2584 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the authority of the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission to adopt rules defining certain medical conditions. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 2589 84-0 (2015) Author: Phelan, Dade | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for assaulting a disabled individual; increasing a criminal penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2656 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate abuse, neglect, or exploitation of individuals receiving services from certain providers. House: Human Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2677 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to training for employees of school districts and open-enrollment charter schools on the prevention of sexual abuse and other maltreatment of certain children. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2789 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to trauma-informed care training for certain employees of state supported living centers and intermediate care facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2857 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to parking privileges for people with disabilities; authorizing a fee; amending dismissal procedures for a criminal offense. House: Transportation Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2860 84-0 (2015) Author: Bernal, Diego Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and to the enforcement of that prohibition; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2924 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks | et. al. Relating to information regarding Down syndrome. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2951 84-0 (2015) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the creation of the State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2996 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference. House: Economic & Small Business Development Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3010 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3017 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to public education and public school finance matters. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3092 84-0 (2015) Author: Rose, Toni | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide protective services to certain persons determined to be at risk of future harm from abuse, neglect, or exploitation. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3124 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the use of voting stations accessible to persons with disabilities in certain elections. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3145 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to the computation of dropout rates of a school district and the calculation of average daily attendance for funding purposes with respect to certain students 18 years of age or older receiving special education services from the district. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3147 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to transition services for public school students enrolled in special education programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3192 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to providing for endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3202 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Justin Relating to the right of a disabled veteran to obtain a certificate from the chief appraiser of an appraisal district stating whether the veteran would be entitled to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of property if the veteran were to acquire the property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3280 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation for property owned by a charitable organization for the purpose of donation to a partially disabled veteran for use as the veteran's residence homestead and for property donated to such a veteran by, or purchased by such a veteran with a donation from, such an organization for that purpose. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3294 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Commission. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 3295 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3374 84-0 (2015) Author: Morrison, Geanie | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Relating to information regarding Down syndrome. House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3417 84-0 (2015) Author: Bernal, Diego | et. al. Relating to providing for endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs. House: Public Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3462 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the creation of regional emergency communication districts; authorizing a fee. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3486 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to ad valorem and certain state taxes; decreasing certain state tax rates. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3524 84-0 (2015) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 3624 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to authorizing supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3685 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the employment status of certain individuals engaged in rehabilitative work-training programs. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 3695 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3703 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3755 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to administration of medication to residents of certain assisted living and boarding home facilities. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3766 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3794 84-0 (2015) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the availability of information regarding the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use certain public transportation services. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3796 84-0 (2015) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al. Relating to notice provided to persons with disabilities regarding the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use certain public transportation services. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Transportation
HB 3968 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the hunting or fishing license fee waiver for certain disabled veterans. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 3969 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the hunting or fishing license fee waiver for certain individuals. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 3971 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis | et. al. Relating to the development of neighborhood and community engagement plans for residents of certain group homes. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 3975 84-0 (2015) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the timeline for a parent to request a special education impartial due process hearing. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3991 84-0 (2015) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the development of an individualized education program for a child in public school. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4004 84-0 (2015) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to certain holders of independent mobility vehicle dealer's licenses. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HJR 18 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 30 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $45,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 51 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 66 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 67 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a percentage of the assessed value of property owned by certain disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 72 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 74 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 75 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 87 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the assessed value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain persons with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 101 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 127 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the partially disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead or if the charitable organization donated all or part of the purchase price of the residence homestead to the partially disabled veteran and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 134 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect and authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions all or part of the market value of the tangible personal property a person owns that consists of inventory. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 135 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a percentage, rather than a dollar amount, of the market value of a residence homestead and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 36 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to maintain an inventory of postsecondary educational programs and services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 37 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to collect and study data on the participation of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities at public institutions of higher education. House: Human Services
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 38 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to creation of an employment-first task force advisory committee. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 41 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 205 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to the functions of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 208 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Commission. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
See remarks for effective date
SB 211 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 212 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the Texas Workforce Commission. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 219 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four | et. al.
Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 226 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with an intellectual disability. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 278 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 515 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 553 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the informal dispute resolution process for certain disputes between the Department of Aging and Disability Services and certain long-term care facilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 688 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 805 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Raney, John | et. al.
Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 836 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al.
Relating to management services for the physical facilities of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Texas School for the Deaf. House: Public Education
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 840 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to certain trailer registration fees for veterans with disabilities. Senate: Transportation Co-author authorized
SB 910 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1023 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the designation of van-only parking spaces for use by persons with disabilities; creating an offense. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1052 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1068 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the creation of the State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1108 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe
Relating to the creation of regional emergency communication districts; authorizing a fee. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1141 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the establishment and administration of the qualified ABLE program; granting authority to impose a fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1154 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Relating to the deadline for filing an application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1225 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1275 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for taxable items used to make certain home improvements for certain disabled veterans. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1292 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to parking privileges for people with disabilities; authorizing a fee; amending dismissal procedures for a criminal offense. Senate: Transportation Left pending in committee
SB 1328 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1368 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Appropriations
SB 1385 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four | et. al.
Relating to the authorization of the imposition of administrative penalties on providers participating in certain Medicaid waiver programs. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1559 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to an interagency plan to promote competitive and integrated employment for persons with disabilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1641 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Rose, Toni | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide protective services to certain persons determined to be at risk of future harm from abuse, neglect, or exploitation. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Postponed
SB 1664 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1671 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the employment status of certain individuals engaged in rehabilitative work-training programs. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1694 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to certain exemptions from ad valorem taxation. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1745 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1880 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Peña
Relating to the authority of the Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate abuse, neglect, or exploitation of individuals receiving services from certain providers. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1881 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Peña, Gilbert | et. al.
Relating to authorizing supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1912 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to authorizing supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1987 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and to deaf or hard of hearing driver training for peace officers; authorizing a fee. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 1/1/16
SB 1999 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to day activity and health services facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SJR 1 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 21 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 28 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 40 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 46 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 57 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and extending the number of days that certain tangible personal property that is exempt from ad valorem taxation due to its temporary location in this state may remain located in this state before forfeiting the right to the exemption. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 33 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to alternative methods of dispute resolution in certain disputes between the Department of Aging and Disability Services and an assisted living facility licensed by the department. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 97 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 113 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 168 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the operation, powers, and duties of certain water districts; providing clarification of existing authority with regard to the imposition or use of certain assessments, fees, or taxes; providing authority to change a fee or repeal a tax. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 194 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 214 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 220 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four" | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to consecutive sentences for certain offenses involving injury to a child, an elderly individual, or a disabled individual and arising out of the same criminal episode. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 368 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district from $15,000 to $45,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 406 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to parking placards for vehicles of persons with disabilities. House: Transportation Considered in Calendars
HB 431 83-0 (2013) Author: Riddle, Debbie | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to reconsideration of parole eligibility for certain inmates convicted of injury to a child, elderly person, or disabled person. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 489 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to rights and responsibilities of persons with disabilities, including with respect to the use of service animals that provide assistance to those persons; providing penalties. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 512 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the eligibility of certain inmates for release on medically recommended intensive supervision. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 590 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to determining a child's eligibility for a school district's special education program on the basis of a visual impairment. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 614 83-0 (2013) Author: Orr, Rob | et. al. Relating to the inclusion of the emblem of the veteran's branch of service on Disabled Veteran specialty license plates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 617 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to transition and employment services for public school students enrolled in special education programs. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 672 83-0 (2013) Author: Ratliff, Bennett Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of open-enrollment charter schools primarily serving students with disabilities. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 673 83-0 (2013) Author: Ratliff, Bennett Relating to transition and employment services for public school students enrolled in special education programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 709 83-0 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to ad valorem tax payments and refunds. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 732 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation for disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and minor children of disabled veterans and members of the armed forces who die on active duty. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 767 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to preventing the fraudulent issuance and use of disabled parking placards; providing a civil penalty. House: Transportation Considered in Calendars
HB 856 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 862 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan Relating to the transfer of the limitation on school district, county, municipal, or junior college district ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to a subsequent homestead of that person. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 875 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation of school district ad valorem taxes on the person's residence homestead. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 908 83-0 (2013) Author: Nevárez, Poncho
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the assessment of an elderly or disabled person's psychological status for purposes of an emergency order authorizing protective services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 913 83-0 (2013) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to licensing and regulation of certain facilities providing personal care to persons who are elderly or disabled. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 931 83-0 (2013) Author: Ratliff, Bennett | et. al. Relating to eligibility for a public education grant of certain students receiving special education services. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 959 83-0 (2013) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and the preference given for goods and services purchased by state agencies; providing penalties. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 1005 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the certification of day habilitation services providers for individuals with intellectual disabilities. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1008 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the calculation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of the veteran for the tax year in which the veteran or spouse qualifies or ceases to qualify for an exemption from taxation of the homestead. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1059 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to installment payments of the ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of certain individuals. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1098 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to family cost share provisions in the early childhood intervention program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1110 83-0 (2013) Author: Nevárez, Poncho | et. al. Relating to installment payments of the ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of certain individuals. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1123 83-0 (2013) Author: Herrero, Abel
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José | et. al.
Relating to discount programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1138 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the evaluation and instruction of public school students with visual impairments. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1162 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Ed | et. al. Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain disabled veterans and surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1175 83-0 (2013) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1217 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans are entitled. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1234 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Relating to the eligibility of an inmate convicted of reckless injury to a child, elderly person, or disabled person for release to mandatory supervision. House: Corrections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1236 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Relating to prohibiting deferred adjudication community supervision for defendants charged with felony offenses committed against children or elderly or disabled individuals. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1368 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to hunting and fishing license fee exemptions for certain veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1371 83-0 (2013) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the meaning of "disabled" for purposes of eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of or a limitation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a person who is disabled. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1545 83-0 (2013) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to a study regarding the use of certain public transportation services by persons with disabilities. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1760 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the provision of services to certain individuals with developmental disabilities by a state supported living center. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1820 83-0 (2013) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of a disabled veteran to pay ad valorem taxes imposed on a residence homestead in installments. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1839 83-0 (2013) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to the registration of certain voters at a polling place and related procedures. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1853 83-0 (2013) Author: Ratliff, Bennett Relating to a behavior improvement plan or a behavior intervention plan adopted for certain students with an individualized education program. House: Public Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1947 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the criteria for commitment or detention of a person with mental illness. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 1958 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to voting by voters unable to enter a polling place. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2009 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the inclusion of the emblem of the veteran's branch of service on Disabled Veteran specialty license plates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2056 83-0 (2013) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to representation of a person in a special education impartial due process hearing. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 2057 83-0 (2013) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to alternative dispute resolution methods regarding educational services for students with disabilities, including individualized education program facilitation. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2072 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to services for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and licensing requirements for interpreters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; providing an administrative penalty; requiring a fee and changing the rate of a fee. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 2080 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to guardianships, including the assessment and payment of attorney's fees and other court costs in guardianships, and to court-created management trusts for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated; changing the amount of a fee and requiring the collection of a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 2155 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to eligibility of certain dependents for coverage under the state employee group benefits program. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2235 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain motor vehicles purchased or used by veterans with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2276 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to notice of services and programs, including residential services, available for persons with intellectual disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2323 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to the extension of an emergency order for protective services for certain persons who are elderly or have disabilities. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2374 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip | et. al. Relating to the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of recipients of home health services; creating an offense; providing penalties. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2437 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to community homes for persons with disabilities. House: Human Services No action taken in committee
HB 2562 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to an annual report on the Public Assistance Reporting Information System. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 2564 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to a grant program administered by the Texas Veterans Commission using money from the fund for veterans' assistance for entities that provide home-based health care services to veterans in certain rural counties. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2673 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four"
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to the protection and care of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2675 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to the eligibility of the former spouse of a person who is elderly or disabled to receive a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed on the spouse's residence homestead by certain taxing units. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2683 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four"
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to employment in certain consumer-directed services and by certain facilities and to the nurse aide registry and the employee misconduct registry. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 2721 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to improving the delivery and quality of certain health and human services, including the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term services and supports. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2847 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James Relating to the composition of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and certain contract requirements for political subdivisions of this state. House: Human Services No action taken in committee
HB 2901 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to a credit against ad valorem taxes imposed on certain real property used to provide housing to certain persons with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2979 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain offenses involving injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3017 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to determination of the amount of certain child support obligations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3251 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to the assessment of the long-term care needs of certain persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and a resource allocation system for certain Medicaid program services provided to those persons. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3312 83-0 (2013) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to an evaluation of the state supported living center system. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3527 83-0 (2013) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the criteria and requirements for the closure, consolidation, or consolidation plan of state supported living centers. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3528 83-0 (2013) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the creation of the State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3545 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to employment, higher education, and state purchasing programs for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3586 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the creation of the Accessible Learning Materials Council. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3628 83-0 (2013) Author: González, Mary Relating to reasonable workplace accommodation for employees with certain disabilities. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3656 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to court authorization of elective surgery for certain persons with disabilities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3723 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to participation by certain students with disabilities in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by a school district. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 197 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Authorizing a proposed interim agreement between the parties of a lawsuit regarding individuals with intellectual disabilities and related conditions residing in or at risk of being admitted to nursing facilities. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 21 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 24 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 28 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 56 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $45,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 72 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on school district ad valorem taxes on the person's residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person's death. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 82 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature under certain limitations to specify the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans are entitled. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 88 83-0 (2013) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to define "disabled" for purposes of eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of or a limitation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a person who is disabled. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 119 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the eligibility of the former spouse of a person who is elderly or disabled to receive a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed on the spouse's residence homestead by certain political subdivisions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 127 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a credit against ad valorem taxes imposed on qualifying real property used to provide housing to persons with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HR 2005 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Recognizing the importance of postsecondary education for persons with intellectual disabilities. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
SB 7 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Peña
Relating to improving the delivery and quality of certain health and human services, including the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term services and supports. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
SB 10 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to employment, higher education, and state purchasing programs for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 32 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to individuals with intellectual disabilities committed to state supported living centers. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 37 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to transition and employment services for public school students enrolled in special education programs. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SB 38 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to determining a child's eligibility for a school district's special education program on the basis of a visual impairment. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Public Education
SB 39 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the evaluation and instruction of public school students with visual impairments. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 45 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the provision of employment assistance and supported employment to certain Medicaid waiver program participants. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 49 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy
Relating to transitional living assistance and appropriate care settings for children with disabilities who reside in general residential operations. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 50 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to the Children's Policy Council, including the composition of the council. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 52 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Left pending in committee
SB 57 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to improving the delivery and quality of certain health and human services, including the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term care services and supports. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 115 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SB 116 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
SB 128 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to criminal history record information concerning certain applicants and clients of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 152 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the protection and care of persons who are elderly or disabled or who are children. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 465 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans are entitled. Senate: Finance Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
SB 486 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the calculation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of the veteran for the tax year in which the veteran or spouse qualifies or ceases to qualify for an exemption from taxation of the homestead. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 489 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al.
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to the authority of a taxing unit other than a school district to establish a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes that the taxing unit may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 512 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Frullo, John
Relating to the specialized telecommunications assistance program. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 530 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Orr, Rob | et. al.
Relating to the inclusion of the emblem of the veteran's branch of service on Disabled Veteran specialty license plates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 542 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Allen, Alma
Relating to alternative dispute resolution methods regarding educational services for students with disabilities, including individualized education program facilitation. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 647 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to guardianships, including the assessment and payment of attorney's fees and other court costs in guardianships, and to court-created management trusts for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 709 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Allen, Alma
Relating to representation of a person in a special education impartial due process hearing. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 710 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to professional development institutes regarding education of students with disabilities to serve as a resource for public school teachers and paraprofessionals. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 750 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with an intellectual disability. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 899 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to determination of the amount of certain child support obligations. Senate: Jurisprudence Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 902 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the operation, powers, and duties of certain water districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
SB 914 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bennett
Relating to a behavior improvement plan or a behavioral intervention plan adopted for certain students with an individualized education program. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 982 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to hunting and fishing license fee exemptions for certain veterans. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 991 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the release of certain inmates on medically recommended intensive supervision. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1045 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to an evaluation of the state supported living center system. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1060 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to family cost share provisions in the early childhood intervention program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1061 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to parking privileges of disabled veterans on the property of institutions of higher education. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1112 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to prohibiting organ transplant recipient discrimination on the basis of certain disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1115 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al. Relating to reporting, standards, restrictions, and requirements regarding public school disciplinary actions. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Public Education
SB 1159 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Patrick, Diane
Relating to higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1226 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Perez, Mary Ann
Relating to the establishment of an employment-first policy and task force to promote competitive employment opportunities that provide a living wage for individuals with disabilities. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1236 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Gonzalez, Naomi
Relating to the extension of an emergency order for protective services for certain persons who are elderly or have disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1457 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Frullo, John
Relating to management services for the physical facilities of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Texas School for the Deaf. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1525 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Patrick, Diane
Relating to including disability awareness training in risk management programs required for members and advisors of student organizations at postsecondary educational institutions. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1576 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a study and report of issues affecting persons with disabilities at state agencies and postsecondary educational institutions. House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1594 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the criteria for commitment of a person with mental illness. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1693 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the management of federal and state funds for the Texas Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program, and other programs directed toward the accommodation of pedestrians, bicyclists, persons with disabilities, children, senior citizens, users of public transportation, and persons of all ages and abilities on separate facilities and in conjunction with motorists on street and highway corridors, hereafter the "All-Ages, Active, Safe, and Economical Transportation in Texas (AASETT)" program. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1706 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to mental health in juvenile cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1737 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to employment, higher education, and state purchasing programs for veterans. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
SJR 30 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature under certain limitations to specify the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans are entitled. Senate: Finance Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
SJR 32 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al.
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision other than a school district to establish a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes that the political subdivision may impose on the residence homesteads of persons who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SR 1030 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Recognizing the importance of postsecondary education for persons with intellectual disabilities. Reported enrolled
SB 8 83-1 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities. Filed
SCR 2 83-1 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Peña
Authorizing a proposed interim agreement between the parties of a lawsuit regarding individuals with intellectual disabilities and related conditions residing in or at risk of being admitted to nursing facilities. House: Human Services Signed by the Governor
HCR 17 83-2 (2013) Author: King, Susan Directing the State Preservation Board to conduct a study on improving access to the State Capitol building for persons with mobility impairments. Filed
SB 12 83-2 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities. Filed
SB 18 83-3 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Relating to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities. Co-author authorized
HB 56 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district from $15,000 to $45,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 95 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 223 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to unemployment compensation modernization. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 283 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the wheelchair accessibility of new or renovated park playgrounds to children with disabilities. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Withdrawn from schedule
HB 288 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to prohibitions on the use of a wireless communication device while using certain motor vehicles. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 313 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 329 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to a pilot project to establish a comprehensive access point for long-term services and supports provided to older persons and persons with physical disabilities. House: Human Services Considered in Calendars
HB 339 82-0 (2011) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in an election that does not involve a federal office. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 357 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to transition and employment services for public school students enrolled in special education programs. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 385 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to the punishment for theft and certain fraud offenses committed against a disabled individual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 445 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the eligibility of a disabled veteran or surviving spouse to pay ad valorem taxes imposed on a residence homestead in installments. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 461 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim | et. al. Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 469 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the calculation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran for the tax year in which the veteran qualifies or ceases to qualify for an exemption from taxation of the homestead. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 472 82-0 (2011) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 486 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the application of certain disability payments in connection with a claim for child support arrearages. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 526 82-0 (2011) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 576 82-0 (2011) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 657 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to honorary license plates for certain disabled veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 692 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to high school graduation requirements for a student who is unable to participate in physical activity due to disability or illness. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 725 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the operation, powers, and duties of certain water districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 732 82-0 (2011) Author: Hopson, Chuck Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district from $15,000 to $30,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 755 82-0 (2011) Author: Cook, Byron
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to eligibility of certain dependents for coverage under the state employee group benefits program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 781 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 833 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran or the principal residence of the surviving minor children of such a disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 888 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to historically underutilized businesses owned by disabled veterans for purposes of state contracting. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1021 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to considering ownership interests of disabled persons in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1096 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to considering ownership interests of certain disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1104 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to the phasing out of ad valorem taxes on the residence homesteads of elderly persons by 2021. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1148 82-0 (2011) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to an exemption for certain disabled veterans from the payment of a fee for the issuance of a personal identification certificate. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1160 82-0 (2011) Author: Eissler, Rob Relating to certification to teach public school students who have visual impairments. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 1335 82-0 (2011) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to certain resources available to teachers of a public school student with a disability under the statewide plan for delivery of services to public school students with disabilities. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1416 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the authority of the Childress County Hospital District to provide facilities and services for persons who are elderly or disabled; providing authority to issue bonds and notes. House: County Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1462 82-0 (2011) Author: Huberty, Dan | et. al. Relating to the inclusion of professional staff who educate students with disabilities on district-level and campus-level planning and decision-making committees. House: Public Education Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 1473 82-0 (2011) Author: Scott, Connie
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to creating the offense of altering a disabled parking placard. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1481 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the use of person first respectful language in reference to individuals with disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1493 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the duration of the interagency task force on ensuring appropriate care settings for persons with disabilities. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1543 82-0 (2011) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the eligibility of the surviving spouse of an elderly or disabled person to receive a limitation of school district, county, municipal, or junior college district ad valorem taxes on the person's residence homestead. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1544 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to the design of specialty license plates issued to members and former members of the United States armed forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 1601 82-0 (2011) Author: Price, Walter "Four" | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to consecutive sentences for certain offenses involving injury to a child, an elderly individual, or a disabled individual and arising out of the same criminal episode. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1683 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to parking placards for vehicles of persons with disabilities. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1837 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to guardianships and alternatives to guardianship for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1851 82-0 (2011) Author: Reynolds, Ron | et. al. Relating to historically underutilized businesses and the preference given for goods and services purchased by state agencies; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1859 82-0 (2011) Author: Hochberg, Scott
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the applicability of architectural barrier standards. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
No action taken in committee
HB 2016 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the operation of certain rapid transit authorities, including the power to repeal the local sales and use tax exemption for telecommunications services and the use of revenue from the tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2041 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to alternative methods of dispute resolution in certain disputes between the Department of Aging and Disability Services and an assisted living facility licensed by the department. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2064 82-0 (2011) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al. Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Transportation on public transportation services for people with disabilities. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 2080 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to certification of a person as eligible for disabled parking privileges. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 2109 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to agency action concerning assisted living facilities, including regulation of inappropriate placement of residents at facilities; providing a penalty. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2171 82-0 (2011) Author: Torres, Raul Relating to a franchise tax credit for the employment of persons with a disability or veterans of the United States armed forces. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2242 82-0 (2011) Author: Munoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the meaning of "disabled" for purposes of eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of or a limitation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a disabled person. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2536 82-0 (2011) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the creation of the State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission and the residential placement of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. House: Human Services Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2609 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to convictions barring employment at or by certain facilities serving the elderly or persons with disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2651 82-0 (2011) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the eligibility of visitors to use certain public transportation services for people with disabilities. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2658 82-0 (2011) Author: Lavender, George Relating to architectural barriers standards. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 2808 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the issuance of disabled parking placards to elderly persons. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3039 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to exempting from ad valorem taxation certain real property used to provide housing to certain persons with disabilities. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 3064 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to preventing the fraudulent issuance and use of disabled parking placards; providing a civil penalty. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Left pending in committee
HB 3197 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to creating a pilot program to implement the culture change model of care at certain state supported living centers. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 3206 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to treatment of identity theft as a form of exploitation of an elderly or disabled person. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 3265 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to the assisted administration of medications for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3315 82-0 (2011) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to an adjustment of the limitations on school district, county, municipal, and junior college district ad valorem taxes on residential homesteads of elderly and disabled persons and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3488 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Relating to the requirements for demonstrating eligibility for an ad valorem tax exemption for the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 3562 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3611 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to the administration of medication for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 3616 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Relating to designating October as Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month. House: Human Services
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3629 82-0 (2011) Author: Shelton, Mark Relating to abolishing the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services and transferring its powers and duties to the Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Department of State Health Services. House: Human Services Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3763 82-0 (2011) Author: Marquez, Marisa Relating to the release of inmates in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or other forms of supervised release. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HJR 21 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $45,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 23 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 40 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 47 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled on the same property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 48 82-0 (2011) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled on the same property. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HJR 52 82-0 (2011) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled on the same property. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 68 82-0 (2011) Author: Hopson, Chuck Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $30,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 72 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 76 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a totally disabled veteran or the principal residence of the surviving minor children of such a disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 101 82-0 (2011) Author: Schwertner, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a disabled person to receive a limitation on school district ad valorem taxes on the person's residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person's death. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 114 82-0 (2011) Author: Munoz, Jr., Sergio Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to define "disabled" for purposes of eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of or a limitation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a disabled person. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 139 82-0 (2011) Author: Schwertner, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment to revise the ad valorem tax limitations on residence homesteads of elderly and disabled persons and their surviving spouses to take into account certain residence homestead exemptions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HR 1348 82-0 (2011) Author: Straus, Joe Expressing the importance of pedestrian safety and driver awareness and welcoming the Alamo Council of the Blind to the Capitol. House: Rules & Resolutions Withdrawn from calendar
HR 1660 82-0 (2011) Author: Straus, Joe Expressing the importance of pedestrian safety and driver awareness and welcoming the American Council of the Blind to the Capitol. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
SB 26 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the use of person first respectful language in reference to individuals with disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 35 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to transition and employment services for public school students enrolled in special education programs. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 37 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the duration of the interagency task force on ensuring appropriate care settings for persons with disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 54 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Eissler, Rob
Relating to certification to teach public school students who have visual impairments. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 75 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the imposition of background and criminal history check requirements for operators and employees of, and certain other persons at, facilities and agencies licensed by the Department of Aging and Disability Services; providing criminal penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 87 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to professional development institutes regarding education of students with disabilities to serve as a resource for public school teachers and paraprofessionals. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 157 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 201 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the calculation of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran for the tax year in which the veteran qualifies or ceases to qualify for an exemption from taxation of the homestead. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/12
SB 220 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to guardianships, including the assessment of prospective wards for, and the provision of, guardianship services by the Department of Aging and Disability Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 221 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Gonzalez, Naomi
Relating to the Department of Family and Protective Services, including protective services and investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation for certain adults who are elderly or disabled; providing a criminal penalty. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 222 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Pena
Relating to access to certain long-term care services and supports under the medical assistance program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 223 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Gonzalez, Naomi
Relating to certain facilities and care providers, including providers under the state Medicaid program; providing penalties. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 357 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran or the principal residence of the surviving minor children of such a disabled veteran. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 415 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to individuals with intellectual disabilities committed to state supported living centers. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 426 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the liability of and payment of legal fees for court-appointed trustees of certain facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 516 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Fletcher, Allen
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 536 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the use of certain discipline management practices or behavior management techniques by peace officers employed or commissioned by school districts. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Left pending in committee
SB 540 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Gonzalez, Naomi
Relating to a study of the fiscal impact of adjusting the amount of the ad valorem tax exemption to which disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of disabled veterans and certain members of the armed forces are entitled. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 614 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al. Relating to the creation of the State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission and the residential placement of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 628 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the authority of the Childress County Hospital District to provide facilities and services for persons who are elderly or disabled; providing authority to issue bonds and notes. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 774 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers from the payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Co-author authorized
SB 778 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Sponsor: Huberty, Dan
Relating to the inclusion of professional staff who educate students with disabilities on district-level and campus-level planning and decision-making committees. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 806 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to considering ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 831 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al. Relating to considering ownership interests of certain disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 963 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to certification of a person as eligible for disabled parking privileges. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation
SB 964 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the punishment for theft and certain fraud offenses committed against a disabled individual. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1016 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the use of a checklist during the investigation of abuse or neglect at nursing homes and related institutions. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1181 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the delivery of Medicaid services through a managed care model in certain counties and to certain recipient populations. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1196 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to guardianships and alternatives to guardianship for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1297 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to creating the offense of altering a disabled parking placard. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 1328 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to optional dispute resolution methods regarding educational services for students with a disability, including individualized education program facilitation. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Left pending in committee
SB 1380 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to designating October as Disability History and Awareness Month. Senate: Administration Co-author authorized
SB 1452 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to unannounced on-site surveys of Home and Community-based Services provider homes. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1503 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to procedures regarding certain criminal defendants who are or may be persons with mental illness or mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1523 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1817 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the Children's Policy Council, including the transfer of the duties and activities of the consortium that oversees the Texas Integrated Funding Initiative to the Children's Policy Council. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1857 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Relating to the administration of medication for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1883 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce Relating to the factors to be considered by the Board of Pardons and Paroles in establishing parole guidelines. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 14 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 21 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
HB 37 82-1 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to a pilot project to establish a comprehensive access point for long-term services and supports provided to older persons and persons with physical disabilities. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 16 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district to $45,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 62 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 67 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to a medical assistance buy-in program for children with certain developmental disabilities. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 87 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district to $45,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 155 81-0 (2009) Author: Gutierrez, Roland
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to access to rivers and riverbeds for individuals with physical disabilities. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 165 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to a career ladder for interveners who provide services under the deaf-blind with multiple disabilities waiver program. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 166 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to providing home- and community-based support services under the Medicaid program to persons who are deaf-blind with multiple disabilities. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 216 81-0 (2009) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the regulation of certain boarding home facilities and assisted living facilities; providing penalties. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
HB 236 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the procedures to obtain an exemption from the motor vehicle sales tax for motor vehicles driven by persons who have orthopedic handicaps. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 268 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to considering ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 316 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to mandatory kindergarten attendance in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 349 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to placement of public school students with certain disabilities in juvenile justice alternative education programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 355 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al. Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in an election that does not involve a federal office. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 400 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the dismissal of a charge of unlawfully parking a vehicle in a space designated specifically for persons with disabilities. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 408 81-0 (2009) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of a disabled veteran or surviving spouse to pay ad valorem taxes imposed on a residence homestead in installments. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 419 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Betty | et. al. Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in a city election that is not held jointly with an election in which a federal office appears on the ballot. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 442 81-0 (2009) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the rate at which interest accrues in connection with the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 597 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the admissibility in certain proceedings of certain hearsay statements made by a young child or disabled individual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 668 81-0 (2009) Author: Hopson, Chuck | et. al. Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district to $30,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 703 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to fall prevention awareness. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 716 81-0 (2009) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 725 81-0 (2009) Author: Veasey, Marc | et. al. Relating to utility bill payment protection for elderly or disabled persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 731 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district to $45,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 742 81-0 (2009) Author: Flores, Kino | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans and to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which a disabled veteran is entitled based on disability rating. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 748 81-0 (2009) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the provision of services to certain individuals with developmental disabilities by a state school or state center. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 785 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to employment services for persons with disabilities. House: Human Services Considered in Calendars
HB 802 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the creation of the lifespan respite services program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 828 81-0 (2009) Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al. Relating to a grant available to school districts to provide services to students with disabilities. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 841 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to utility bill payment protection for elderly or disabled persons, or persons with special medical needs. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 849 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 939 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the application of certain disability payments in connection with a claim for child support arrearages. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 965 81-0 (2009) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for disabled veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 970 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to considering ownership interests of disabled persons in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: State Affairs Postponed
HB 971 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the wheelchair accessibility of new or renovated park playgrounds to children with disabilities. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HB 978 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the employment rights of certain individuals with disabilities. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1008 81-0 (2009) Author: Moody, Joseph | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1050 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to placement of public school students with certain disabilities in disciplinary alternative education programs and juvenile justice alternative education programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1055 81-0 (2009) Author: Parker, Tan
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
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. House: Human Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1129 81-0 (2009) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to the authority of a hospital district to establish an ad valorem tax freeze on the residence homesteads of disabled or elderly persons and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1132 81-0 (2009) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which a disabled veteran is entitled based on disability rating. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1154 81-0 (2009) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to participation in public high school graduation ceremonies by certain students with disabilities. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1155 81-0 (2009) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to the ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1163 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the registration and operation on a public roadway of an all-terrain vehicle by a disabled person. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1186 81-0 (2009) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to the transfer or discharge of certain residents in certain assisted living facilities. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1213 81-0 (2009) Author: Rios Ybarra, Tara
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the promulgation by the commissioner of the General Land Office of rules authorizing the use on a public beach of a golf cart for the transportation of a person with a physical disability. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1236 81-0 (2009) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to the penalty for failure to yield the right-of-way to a disabled or visually impaired pedestrian. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1343 81-0 (2009) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to blind and disabled pedestrians and failure of the operator of a motor vehicle to yield the right-of-way. House: Transportation
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1454 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the establishment of a volunteer-supported decision-making advocate pilot program for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and persons with other cognitive disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1561 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Relating to discount programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1589 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to the creation of a strategic plan to reform long-term services and supports for individuals with disabilities. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1590 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to consecutive sentences for certain offenses involving injury to a child, an elderly individual, or a disabled individual and arising out of the same criminal episode. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1805 81-0 (2009) Author: Kuempel, Edmund | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the use of laser sighting devices by hunters who have certain documented disabilities. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1897 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to transportation services provided to aged or disabled clients of certain programs and facilities. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2020 81-0 (2009) Author: Weber, Randy | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to parking privileges for veterans with disabilities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2248 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to an emergency management plan for certain health care facilities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 2303 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the scope of services of and the persons who may be provided services by a community center. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2465 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to taking a deposition of an elderly or disabled victim of or witness to an offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2478 81-0 (2009) Author: Olivo, Dora Relating to discipline for certain conduct of a student enrolled in a school district special education program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2559 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the powers and duties of and benefits available under the Employees Retirement System of Texas and to a chronic disease prevention and wellness pilot program administered by the system and the Department of State Health Services for department employees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2728 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Charlie
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Department of Aging and Disability Services to the Veterans' Land Board. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 2794 81-0 (2009) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to the requirements for accessibility to voting equipment by persons with disabilities in certain elections. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2817 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to discipline of a public school student with a disability whose continued presence in the classroom threatens others. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 2984 81-0 (2009) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to child support arrearages and a counterclaim or offset based on certain disability payments. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3036 81-0 (2009) Author: Olivo, Dora Relating to certain rights under a school district code of conduct of a student with disabilities and the student's parent. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3095 81-0 (2009) Author: Harless, Patricia
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the use of a parking space or area designated specifically for persons with disabilities. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3112 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the referral of an elderly or disabled person to the Department of Aging and Disability Services and the determination by that agency of the need for a guardianship for that person. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3139 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to discount programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities. House: Transportation
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3153 81-0 (2009) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to unemployment compensation modernization. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Referred to Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
HB 3173 81-0 (2009) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the statewide plan for delivery of services to public school students with disabilities and resources for teachers of public school students with special health needs. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 3232 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, John Relating to the establishment of a service conversion opportunity grant program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 3260 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to delivery of certain services through consumer direction to elderly persons and persons with disabilities. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3263 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a home- and community-based services workforce council. House: Human Services Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 3507 81-0 (2009) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to specialized license plates and parking placards for vehicles of persons with disabilities. House: Transportation Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3593 81-0 (2009) Author: McReynolds, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the issuance of license plates to disabled veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3614 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to transition and employment services for public school students enrolled in special education programs. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 3684 81-0 (2009) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a disabled person. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 3716 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Susan Relating to an annual report regarding the death of certain individuals with developmental disabilities. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3737 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to criminal history checks for employees of, and applicants for employment at, special care facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3824 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to certain grants provided under the In-Home and Family Support Services Program. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3872 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the qualifications to be a veterans county service officer. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 3958 81-0 (2009) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to the administrative personnel, human resources, and payroll functions of state schools for persons with mental retardation. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3988 81-0 (2009) Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al. Relating to the issuance of disabled veteran license plates to surviving disabled spouses and of certain military license plates to the surviving spouses of military servicemembers who die while on active duty. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 4017 81-0 (2009) Author: Weber, Randy | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a self-determination pilot program by the Department of Aging and Disability Services. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 4192 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to medical assistance for certain children with disabilities. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4211 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to parking placard applications by persons with a mobility problem caused by an impairment of vision. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 4271 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to regulation of facilities providing certain types of care. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4308 81-0 (2009) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to the placement of certain persons with mental retardation. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4349 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Tracy Relating to certification of a person as eligible for disabled parking privileges. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 4553 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to special textbooks for the education of blind and visually impaired students in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 4555 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to determining a student's eligibility for a school district's special education program on the basis of the student's visual impairment. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 4557 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the review and adoption cycle for public school textbooks. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 4666 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to professional development institutes for public school teachers and paraprofessionals regarding education of students with disabilities. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 4688 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to the protection and care of individuals with mental retardation who reside in a state developmental center. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4692 81-0 (2009) Author: Olivo, Dora Relating to the deferred collection of taxes on the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled individual. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HCR 280 81-0 (2009) Author: Otto, John
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 3613. Signed by the Governor
HJR 11 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to $45,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 18 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to $45,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 41 81-0 (2009) Author: Hopson, Chuck Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to $30,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 45 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to $45,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 57 81-0 (2009) Author: McReynolds, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a hospital district to establish an ad valorem tax freeze on residence homesteads of disabled or elderly persons and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 25 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the duration of the interagency task force on ensuring appropriate care settings for persons with disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 35 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to mortality review for certain individuals who are developmentally disabled. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 37 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Relating to providing home-based and community-based support services under the Medicaid program to persons who are deaf-blind with multiple disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 40 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to surveys of certain premises at which home and community-based services providers provide services. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 50 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the creation of the lifespan respite services pilot program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 52 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to the penalties for the illegal use of a parking space or area designated specifically for persons with disabilities and to the unauthorized use of a disabled parking placard. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 63 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Relating to a career ladder for interveners who provide services under the deaf-blind with multiple disabilities waiver program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 67 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the imposition of background and criminal history check requirements for operators and employees of certain facilities and agencies serving children, the elderly, or persons who are disabled; providing criminal penalties. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
No action taken in committee
SB 100 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard
Relating to professional development institutes regarding education of students with disabilities to serve as a resource for public school teachers and paraprofessionals. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 183 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 187 81-0 (2009) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to a Medicaid buy-in program for certain children with disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
SB 192 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 277 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Relating to the Department of Family and Protective Services, including protective services and investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation for certain adults who are elderly or disabled; providing a criminal penalty. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 469 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Flores, Kino | et. al.
Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans and to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which a disabled veteran is entitled based on disability rating. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Point of order sustained
SB 630 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to utility bill payment protection for elderly or disabled persons. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 647 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to blind and disabled pedestrians and failure of the operator of a motor vehicle to yield the right-of-way. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 672 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to considering ownership interests of certain disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 793 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to certification of a person as eligible for disabled parking privileges. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Left pending in committee
SB 804 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the use of golf carts on beaches. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1060 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the creation of a strategic plan to reform long-term services and supports for individuals with disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1125 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to transition and employment services for public school students enrolled in special education programs. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1144 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the establishment of a volunteer-supported decision-making advocate pilot program for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and persons with other cognitive disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 1150 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1159 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans and to continuing the exemption on the same property for the surviving spouse or children of such a veteran, and to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which a disabled veteran is entitled based on disability rating. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 1239 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to discount programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Veteran Affairs & Military Instal
SB 1268 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans and to continuing the exemption on the same property for the surviving spouse of such a veteran, and to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which a disabled veteran is entitled based on disability rating. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1367 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to parking placard or specialty license plate applications by persons with a mobility problem caused by an impairment of vision. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1395 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the use of person first respectful language in reference to individuals with disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 1404 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the powers and duties of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1484 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to delivery of certain services through consumer direction to elderly persons and persons with disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1487 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the statewide plan for delivery of services to public school students with disabilities and resources for teachers of public school students with special health needs. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1488 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a grant available to school districts to provide services to students with disabilities. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1489 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Allen, Alma
Relating to optional dispute resolution methods for school districts and parents of students seeking or receiving special education services. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1514 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to child support arrearages and a credit based on certain disability payments. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1569 81-0 (2009) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Strama, Mark | et. al.
Relating to unemployment compensation modernization. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Statement of Leg. Intent Recorded in Journal
SB 1577 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to excused absences from public school attendance for a student diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder to attend a health care appointment. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Left pending in committee
SB 1741 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Relating to emergency management. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
SB 1781 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the establishment of a wellness grant program for individuals with disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1850 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the establishment of a home- and community-based services workforce council. House: Human Services
Senate: Economic Development
Record vote
SB 1852 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1984 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to certification of a person in certain counties as eligible for disabled parking privileges. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 2044 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Eissler, Rob
Relating to the inclusion of professional staff who educate students with disabilities on district-level and campus-level planning and decision-making committees. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2067 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy
Sponsor: Veasey, Marc
Relating to access to precinct conventions by the elderly and persons with physical disabilities. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2082 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to determining a student's eligibility for a school district's special education program on the basis of the student's visual impairment. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2114 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to studying the costs and benefits of a pilot program for employment and community integration services for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 2249 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a certification program for teachers of students with visual impairments. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SCR 45 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Granting certain current and former residents of Texas state schools and state centers who have been injured as a result of their residency in those facilities, and the guardians or family members of those current and former residents, permission to sue the State of Texas and the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 33 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran or the principal place of residence of the surviving minor children of such a disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled on the same property. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 34 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled on the same property. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SR 301 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Commending the agencies and organizations dedicated to helping persons with disabilities achieve independence. Reported enrolled
HB 5 80-0 (2007) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the school district's tax rate and protecting a school district against any resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on adoption of const. amendment
HB 74 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the school district's tax rate and protecting a school district against any resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 88 80-0 (2007) Author: Branch, Dan
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the evacuation and sheltering of service animals and household pets in a disaster. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 169 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to mandatory kindergarten attendance in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 283 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Betty Relating to investigations and decisions regarding allegations of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of persons with disabilities by employees at certain facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 308 80-0 (2007) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the use of laser sighting devices by hunters who are legally blind. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 340 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the creation by the Texas Residential Construction Commission of a list of builders who provide certain types of building services. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 358 80-0 (2007) Author: McReynolds, Jim | et. al. Relating to the determination of the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which a disabled veteran is entitled and to the entitlement of a disabled veteran or surviving spouse to pay ad valorem taxes on the person's residence homestead in installments. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 439 80-0 (2007) Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al. Relating to the statewide plan for delivery of services to public school students with disabilities and resources for teachers of public school students with special health needs. House: Public Education Considered in Calendars
HB 483 80-0 (2007) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to $45,000, adjusting the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 504 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to payment for the provision of services by a metropolitan rapid transit authority to persons with disabilities in a unit of election that has withdrawn from the authority. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 513 80-0 (2007) Author: Farabee, David | et. al. Relating to exempting from the sales tax taxable items for personal use by certain permanently disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 556 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the requirements for accessibility to voting equipment by persons with disabilities in certain elections and reimbursement from state funds for costs associated with a special election held statewide. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 585 80-0 (2007) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the jurisdiction and procedures of a probate court in certain guardianship proceedings. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 650 80-0 (2007) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a task force to assist certain long-term care facilities in developing the capacity to provide services to individuals with disabilities through community-based arrangements. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 731 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in an election that does not involve a federal office. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 741 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Tracy | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to an exemption from tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education for children of certain volunteer peace officers who are killed or disabled in the line of duty. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 783 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the application of certain disability payments to a child who is the subject of a child support order. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 870 80-0 (2007) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to $25,000, adjusting the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 966 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to funding for career and technology programs in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 983 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to the application of certain disability payments in connection with a claim for child support arrearages. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1080 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district to $45,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount and any reduction in the school district's ad valorem tax rate, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1106 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to considering ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: Government Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1140 80-0 (2007) Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al. Relating to a grant available to school districts to provide services to students with disabilities. House: Public Education Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1168 80-0 (2007) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Relating to licensing and regulation by a state agency. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1229 80-0 (2007) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to a decision-making period for persons on waiting lists for certain Medicaid services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1230 80-0 (2007) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to services provided to youth with disabilities transitioning from school-oriented living to post-schooling activities, services for adults, and community living. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1299 80-0 (2007) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. House: Civil Practices Considered in Calendars
HB 1324 80-0 (2007) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al. Relating to the discipline of public school students, the operation of certain behavioral programs or disciplinary alternative education programs, and the placement of students with certain disabilities in disciplinary alternative education programs and juvenile justice alternative education programs. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 1341 80-0 (2007) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Relating to the criminal penalty for endangering certain blind or disabled pedestrians. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1494 80-0 (2007) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to calculation of the ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1715 80-0 (2007) Author: Davis, John Relating to the regulation of certain long-term care facilities, including the establishment of late fees and changes to administrative penalties, and relating to the office of long-term care ombudsman. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1781 80-0 (2007) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to information displayed on a disabled parking placard. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1816 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of a disabled veteran or surviving spouse to pay ad valorem taxes imposed on a residence homestead in installments. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1832 80-0 (2007) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to specialized license plates and parking placards for vehicles of persons with disabilities. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 1959 80-0 (2007) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon | et. al. Relating to disposition of state traffic fines. House: Transportation No action taken in committee
HB 2055 80-0 (2007) Author: Cook, Robert | et. al. Relating to a tuition and fee exemption available to the dependents of certain military personnel. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Left pending in committee
HB 2064 80-0 (2007) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Relating to the exclusion of income in determining eligibility for services provided to certain functionally disabled individuals through the community attendant services program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2081 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the funding of certain programs and services through the universal service fund. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2087 80-0 (2007) Author: Hill, Fred
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Relating to the holding by a county, municipality, or junior college district of a petition-initiated election on whether to establish a limitation on increases in the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed by the county, municipality, or junior college district on residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2105 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the issuance of disabled parking placards to and the registration of vehicles by certain veterans with disabilities. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 2139 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to retaliation for reports of possible abuse, neglect, or exploitation of certain persons receiving home and community-based services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2216 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the regulation of the sale of certain mobility motor vehicles equipped to transport a person with a disability. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 2273 80-0 (2007) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their family members. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Left pending in committee
HB 2370 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to certification of a person as eligible for disabled parking privileges. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 2413 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Tracy Relating to student loan repayment assistance for speech-language pathologists employed by a public school. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2474 80-0 (2007) Author: Homer, Mark | et. al. Relating to the transfer or discharge of certain residents in certain assisted living facilities. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2554 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the organization and employees of the Department of Aging and Disability Services. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2555 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to licensing, regulation, and reporting regarding certain facilities providing personal care to persons with disabilities; providing penalties. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2581 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the Medicaid buy-in program. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2582 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to prohibiting employer retaliation against certain employees who report abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an elderly or disabled person. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2616 80-0 (2007) Author: Veasey, Marc Relating to utility bill payment protection for elderly or disabled persons. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2843 80-0 (2007) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to medical assistance for certain children with disabilities. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2856 80-0 (2007) Author: Davis, John Relating to the creation of the lifespan respite services pilot program. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 3002 80-0 (2007) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to student loan repayment assistance for speech-language pathologists employed by a rural public school. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3133 80-0 (2007) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the admissibility in certain proceedings of certain hearsay statements made by a young child or disabled individual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3208 80-0 (2007) Author: Quintanilla, Chente Relating to including the international symbol of access on certain specialty license plates. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3227 80-0 (2007) Author: Branch, Dan 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. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3382 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to providing certain electronic copies of instructional material for blind and visually impaired students and students with dyslexia who are enrolled at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 3403 80-0 (2007) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the allotment under the foundation school program for special transportation of students receiving special education services. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3487 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Susan Relating to staff development requirements concerning the instruction of students with disabilities in public schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 3602 80-0 (2007) Author: Veasey, Marc Relating to community homes for disabled persons. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 3667 80-0 (2007) Author: White Delisi, Dianne Relating to the establishment of a limit on the amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed on the residence homestead of a disabled or elderly person that is constructed under the federal community development block grant program or a housing rehabilitation program of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and that replaces the person's former residence homestead. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3760 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to expansion of the use of consumer direction for delivery of certain services to persons with disabilities and elderly persons. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 3766 80-0 (2007) Author: O'Day, Mike | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a self-determination pilot program by the Department of Aging and Disability Services. House: Human Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3887 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the requirements relating to the appointment of a guardian of the person or of the estate of certain incapacitated persons. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HCR 294 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 3382. Received from the House
HJR 5 80-0 (2007) Author: White Delisi, Dianne Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to establish a limit on the amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed on the residence homestead of a disabled or elderly person that is constructed under the federal community development block grant program or a housing rehabilitation program of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and that replaces the person's former residence homestead. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 18 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for public school purposes on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the rate of those taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 37 80-0 (2007) Author: McReynolds, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a change in the manner of determining the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which a disabled veteran is entitled. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HJR 55 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to $45,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount and any reduction in the rate of the tax imposed for those purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 60 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for public school purposes on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the rate of those taxes and providing that state appropriations made for the purpose of directly reducing local property taxes do not count against the constitutional state spending limit. House: Ways & Means Withdrawn from schedule
SB 108 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al. Relating to a Medicaid buy-in program for certain children with disabilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 174 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the regulation of the sale of certain mobility motor vehicles equipped to transport a person with a disability. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 251 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
Relating to parking of a motor vehicle operated by or for the transportation of a veteran with a disability in certain parking spaces; providing a criminal penalty. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 286 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a home-delivered meal grant program in the Department of Agriculture. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 314 80-0 (2007) Author: Ogden, Steve 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. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 315 80-0 (2007) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the extension of privileged parking for expectant and new mothers. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 321 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the school district's tax rate and protecting a school district against any resulting loss in local revenue. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 371 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Sponsor: Corte, Jr., Frank | et. al.
Relating to an exemption for certain disabled veterans from the fees required for the issuance of a personal identification certificate. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 381 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. 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. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 400 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the jurisdiction of a probate court in certain guardianship proceedings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 447 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to governmental liability for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 458 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Giddings, Helen
Relating to workers' compensation medical benefits for certain prosthetic or orthotic devices. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 473 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to the criminal penalty for endangering certain blind or disabled pedestrians. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 582 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the school district's tax rate and protecting a school district against any resulting loss in local revenue. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 666 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Flores, Kino
Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 690 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to licensing and regulation of certain facilities providing personal care to elderly or disabled persons; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 744 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Relating to retaliation for reports of possible abuse, neglect, or exploitation of certain persons receiving home and community-based services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 783 80-0 (2007) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the admissibility in certain proceedings of certain hearsay statements made by a young child or disabled individual. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 840 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to professional development institutes for public school teachers and paraprofessionals regarding education of students with disabilities. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 959 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Quintanilla, Chente
Relating to including the international symbol of access on certain specialty license plates. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 985 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie
Relating to certification of a person as eligible for disabled parking privileges. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1276 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to student loan repayment assistance for speech-language pathologists employed by a public school. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1491 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a grant available to school districts to provide services to students with disabilities. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1625 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the statewide plan for delivery of services to public school students with disabilities and resources for teachers of public school students with special health needs. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1631 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to payment for the provision of services by a metropolitan rapid transit authority to persons with disabilities in a unit of election that has withdrawn from the authority. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation
SB 1766 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to expansion of the use of consumer direction for delivery of certain services to persons with disabilities and elderly persons. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1776 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Berman, Leo
Relating to the requirements for accessibility to voting equipment by persons with disabilities in certain elections. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1802 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to providing certain computerized instructional material for blind and visually impaired students and students with dyslexia who are enrolled at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 1865 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Davis, John
Relating to the creation of the lifespan respite services pilot program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1866 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to an exemption from cost limits specified for certain medical assistance waiver programs administered by the Department of Aging and Disability Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1870 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Isett, Carl
Relating to the implementation of the community living options information process for certain adults with mental retardation at certain institutions. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SJR 13 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al.
Sponsor: Berman, Leo | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for public school purposes on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the rate of those taxes for the 2006 and 2007 tax years. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 29 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Flores, Kino
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt all or part of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans from ad valorem taxation and authorizing a change in the manner of determining the amount of the existing exemption from ad valorem taxation to which a disabled veteran is entitled. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 114 79-0 (2005) Author: Wong, Martha | et. al. Relating to the rate at which interest accrues in connection with the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 165 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the purposes for which the system benefit fund may be used. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 391 79-0 (2005) Author: Smith, Todd | et. al. Relating to computer-assisted hunting from remote locations; providing penalties. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Placed on General State Calendar
HB 465 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the use of the special education allotment to fund Saturday classes for certain students. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 470 79-0 (2005) Author: Davis, John | et. al. Relating to local delivery of aging, disability, behavioral health, and mental retardation services. House: Human Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 481 79-0 (2005) Author: Hochberg, Scott
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the eligibility for unemployment benefits of certain persons with disabilities. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 622 79-0 (2005) Author: Olivo, Dora Relating to the placement of a student with disabilities in a juvenile justice alternative education program. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 671 79-0 (2005) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to the prosecution of an offense involving injury to certain individuals. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 868 79-0 (2005) Author: Ritter, Allan
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the establishment of a Center for Excellence in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 920 79-0 (2005) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to protective and guardianship services for elderly and disabled persons. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1051 79-0 (2005) Author: McReynolds, Jim | et. al. Relating to the amount of the ad valorem tax exemptions to which veterans with certain disability ratings are entitled. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1100 79-0 (2005) Author: Grusendorf, Kent Relating to a review of the rule concerning the content of individualized education programs for students with autism or other pervasive developmental disorders. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1135 79-0 (2005) Author: Delisi, Dianne | et. al. Relating to a Medicaid buy-in program for employed persons with disabilities. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1148 79-0 (2005) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the exemption of the residence homesteads of elderly persons from ad valorem taxation and the deferral or abatement of the collection of delinquent taxes on the residence homesteads of elderly and disabled persons. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1218 79-0 (2005) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to reporting requirements concerning investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation of elderly or disabled persons; providing a criminal penalty. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1255 79-0 (2005) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to an increased penalty for certain privileged parking offenses. House: Transportation
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1340 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the funding of a telephone service for blind and visually impaired persons that provides the text of newspapers using synthetic speech. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 1377 79-0 (2005) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to the maintenance of area agencies on aging that provide services for the aging and persons with disabilities. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1391 79-0 (2005) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Relating to the creation and availability of a list of builders who provide certain types of building services. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1396 79-0 (2005) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to a pilot program for language interpreter services under the medical assistance program. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1407 79-0 (2005) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to an exemption from tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education for children of certain employees of the Texas Forest Service with fire-fighting, rescue, or other special duties who are killed or disabled in the line of duty. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1807 79-0 (2005) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to the offense of attack on an assistance animal. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2144 79-0 (2005) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to veteran's employment preferences. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2254 79-0 (2005) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to reducing the penalty for a failure by a disabled or elderly person to make a timely installment payment of ad valorem taxes imposed on the person's residence homestead. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2352 79-0 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to permitting an elderly or disabled person who owns property designated as a homestead to transfer the ownership of the property and the benefits and protections of the homestead designation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2354 79-0 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to the application of certain social security and disability payments to a child who is the subject of a child support order. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2483 79-0 (2005) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Left pending in committee
HB 2605 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to eligibility of children with learning disabilities for free public prekindergarten classes. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2784 79-0 (2005) Author: Wong, Martha | et. al. Relating to the authority of a taxing unit to provide an additional exemption from ad valorem taxation for property owned by certain disabled veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart or their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2819 79-0 (2005) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to access to state electronic and information resources by individuals with disabilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2820 79-0 (2005) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to license plates for disabled veterans. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2823 79-0 (2005) Author: Rose, Patrick
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the form of payments made to certain disabled peace officers under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2996 79-0 (2005) Author: Hochberg, Scott Relating to the statewide plan for delivery of services to public school students with disabilities and resources for teachers of students with special health needs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3054 79-0 (2005) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to parking of a motor vehicle operated by or for the transportation of a person with a disability; providing penalties. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3161 79-0 (2005) Author: Noriega, Melissa Relating to the designation of a parking space for a person with disabilities. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3235 79-0 (2005) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to providing interpreter services to certain recipients of medical assistance or their parents or guardians. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
HJR 44 79-0 (2005) Author: McReynolds, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize an increase in the amount of the ad valorem tax exemptions for veterans who are certified as having certain disability ratings. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 69 79-0 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit an elderly or disabled person who owns property designated as a homestead to transfer the ownership of the property and the benefits and protections that result from that designation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 72 79-0 (2005) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans from ad valorem taxation. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Left pending in committee
HJR 89 79-0 (2005) Author: Wong, Martha | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to allow the governing body of a political subdivision to provide an additional exemption from ad valorem taxation for property owned by certain disabled veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart or the Congressional Medal of Honor or their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
SB 40 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al.
Relating to permanency planning procedures for children residing in state institutions. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 124 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Grusendorf, Kent
Relating to educational programs for students with autism or other pervasive developmental disorders. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 188 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Hochberg, Scott
Relating to a memorandum of understanding between the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Texas Education Agency. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 189 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Hochberg, Scott
Relating to the operation of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 190 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Hochberg, Scott
Relating to the operation of the Texas School for the Deaf. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 194 79-0 (2005) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to local delivery of aging, disability, behavioral health, and mental retardation services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 203 79-0 (2005) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the amount of money available to certain disabled peace officers from the compensation to victims of crime fund. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 208 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to health benefit plan coverage for an enrollee with certain mental disorders, including autism or another pervasive developmental disorder. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 214 79-0 (2005) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to providing interpreter services to certain recipients of medical assistance or their parents or guardians. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 376 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Zedler, Bill
Relating to a pilot program for language interpreter services under the medical assistance program. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 566 79-0 (2005) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Delisi, Dianne
Relating to a Medicaid buy-in program for employed persons with disabilities. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 582 79-0 (2005) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their dependents. Senate: Education Left pending in subcommittee
SB 626 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Davis, John
Relating to medical assistance in certain alternative community-based care settings. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 627 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Davis, John | et. al.
Relating to a pilot program for the transfer of money appropriated for certain institutional care for children to provide community-based services to those children. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 652 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the exemption of the residence homesteads of elderly persons from ad valorem taxation and the deferral or abatement of the collection of delinquent taxes on the residence homesteads of elderly and disabled persons. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 773 79-0 (2005) Author: West, Royce Relating to the exemption of the residence homesteads of elderly persons from ad valorem taxation and the deferral or abatement of the collection of delinquent taxes on the residence homesteads of elderly and disabled persons. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 882 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Allen, Alma | et. al.
Relating to autism and pervasive developmental disorders and the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 969 79-0 (2005) Author: West, Royce Relating to the placement of a student with disabilities in a juvenile justice alternative education program. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1094 79-0 (2005) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to veteran's employment preferences. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1128 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 1429 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the form of payments made to certain disabled peace officers under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1580 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the regulation of providers of wheeled mobility systems. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1789 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the funding of a telephone service for blind and visually impaired persons that provides the text of newspapers using synthetic speech. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 115 79-1 (2005) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 11 79-1 (2005) Author: Hopson, Chuck | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the school district residence homestead property tax exemption to $45,000 and providing for a corresponding adjustment of the limitation on school taxes on residence homesteads of elderly and disabled persons. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 24 79-1 (2005) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reduce the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person in proportion to any reduction in the tax rate of the school district. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
SB 21 79-1 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil | et. al.
Relating to furthering competition in the communications industry. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
House passage as amended reported
HB 14 79-2 (2005) Author: Hopson, Chuck | et. al. Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to $45,000, providing for an adjustment of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount and changes in school district ad valorem tax rates, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Property Tax Relief, Select Referred to Property Tax Relief, Select
HJR 12 79-2 (2005) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for an adjustment of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount and changes in school district ad valorem tax rates. House: Property Tax Relief, Select Withdrawn from calendar
HJR 13 79-2 (2005) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase or reduce, as applicable, the amount of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person in proportion to any increase or reduction in the tax rate of the school district. House: Property Tax Relief, Select Referred to Property Tax Relief, Select
HJR 14 79-2 (2005) Author: Hopson, Chuck | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to $45,000 and providing for an adjustment of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount and changes in school district ad valorem tax rates. House: Property Tax Relief, Select Referred to Property Tax Relief, Select
HB 62 79-3 (2006) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in an election that does not involve a federal office. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 72 79-3 (2006) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to providing for an adjustment of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any change in the school district's tax rate and protecting a school district against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Meeting cancelled
HB 86 79-3 (2006) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district to $45,000, providing for an adjustment of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount and changes in the school district's ad valorem tax rate, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 99 79-3 (2006) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district to $45,000, providing for an adjustment of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount and changes in the school district's ad valorem tax rate, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 124 79-3 (2006) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to authorizing an increase in the minimum amount of the local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for the elderly and disabled and increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from school district taxation for the elderly and disabled. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 138 79-3 (2006) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to an appropriation to the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services for providing vocational rehabilitation. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 159 79-3 (2006) Author: Farabee, David Relating to exempting from the sales tax taxable items for personal use by certain permanently disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 26 79-3 (2006) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an adjustment of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for public school purposes on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any change in the rate of those taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Meeting cancelled
HJR 27 79-3 (2006) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to $45,000 and providing for an adjustment of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount and changes in the rate of the tax imposed for those purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 29 79-3 (2006) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for public school purposes on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the rate of those taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 30 79-3 (2006) Author: Leibowitz, David Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to $45,000 and providing for an adjustment of the limitation on the total amount of taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount and changes in the rate of the tax imposed for those purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 32 79-3 (2006) Author: Edwards, Al Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize an increase in the minimum amount of the local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for the elderly and disabled and an increase in the maximum amount of the residence homestead exemption from school district taxation for the elderly and disabled. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 126 78-0 (2003) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to parity in certain disability insurance benefits. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 136 78-0 (2003) Author: Brown, Fred | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to limiting the amount of county, municipal, or junior college district ad valorem taxes that may be imposed on the residence homesteads of the disabled and of the elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 148 78-0 (2003) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the prohibition of the manufacture, sale, or possession of a counterfeit disabled parking placard; providing penalties. House: Transportation
Senate: International Relations and Trade
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 216 78-0 (2003) Author: Hamric, Peggy | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the qualification of a disabled person for an exemption from ad valorem taxation on the person's residence homestead. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 217 78-0 (2003) Author: Hamric, Peggy | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation on the residence homestead of an elderly person or a disabled person and to the limiting of the amount of school district ad valorem taxes that may be imposed on that homestead. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 435 78-0 (2003) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to certain notification requirements for an employer of a child, a person with mental retardation, or a person who is mentally incapacitated. House: Business & Industry Subcommittee members named
HB 469 78-0 (2003) Author: Berman, Leo
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the placement in a juvenile justice alternative education program of certain students with disabilities. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 700 78-0 (2003) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto | et. al. Relating to the amount of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a disabled or elderly person that is exempt from ad valorem taxation by a school district. House: Local Government Ways and Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 701 78-0 (2003) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto | et. al. Relating to a prohibition on increasing the total amount of ad valorem taxes imposed by a taxing unit other than a hospital district on the residence homestead of a disabled person, an elderly person, or an elderly person's surviving spouse. House: Local Government Ways and Means No action taken in committee
HB 761 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to certain offenses in connection with privileged parking. House: Transportation Considered in Calendars
HB 792 78-0 (2003) Author: Eissler, Rob Relating to special license plates for passenger cars and light trucks owned by or used for the transportation of veterans with disabilities. House: Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations No action taken in committee
HB 805 78-0 (2003) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to the fee for additional sets of license plates for veterans with disabilities. House: Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations Left pending in committee
HB 874 78-0 (2003) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the driver's license or personal identification card number on a parking placard issued to an individual with a disability. House: Transportation
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Effective immediately
HB 1089 78-0 (2003) Author: Luna, Vilma Relating to the authority of a municipality to impose and use utility fees for certain disabled access improvements. House: Local Government Ways and Means Referred to Local Government Ways and Means
HB 1098 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to the authority of a municipality to impose and use utility fees for certain disabled access improvements. House: Local Government Ways and Means Left pending in committee
HB 1187 78-0 (2003) Author: Luna, Vilma Relating to investigations and decisions regarding allegations of abuse, neglect, or exploitation by employees at certain facilities. House: Human Services No action taken in committee
HB 1196 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to certain limits on the use of money appropriated for purposes related to long-term care waiver programs. House: State Health Care Expenditures, Select Left pending in committee
HB 1322 78-0 (2003) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1327 78-0 (2003) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the punishment for certain theft and fraud offenses committed against a disabled person. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1339 78-0 (2003) Author: Eissler, Rob
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to certain information that a school district must provide to the parent of or person standing in parental relation to a district student and to evaluation of a student for special education services. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1343 78-0 (2003) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to providing interpreter services to recipients of medical assistance or their parents or guardians. House: State Health Care Expenditures, Select Left pending in committee
HB 1423 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to a pilot program for language interpreter services under the medical assistance program. House: Human Services Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1426 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al. Relating to creating offenses for abandoning or endangering an elderly individual or disabled individual and for failing to provide certain care for a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1470 78-0 (2003) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to guardianships and the jurisdiction of certain courts; providing a criminal penalty. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1613 78-0 (2003) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the offense of aggravated sexual assault against a disabled individual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1622 78-0 (2003) Author: Flores, Kino | et. al. Relating to special license plates for passenger cars and light trucks owned by or used for the transportation of veterans with disabilities. House: Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Referred to Infrastructure Dev & Security
HB 1739 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the expulsion of certain public school students. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1784 78-0 (2003) Author: McReynolds, Jim
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to an offense of blocking an access aisle designed to aid persons with disabilities. House: Transportation
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1971 78-0 (2003) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to convictions barring employment in certain facilities serving the elderly or persons with disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2408 78-0 (2003) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the prosecution and punishment of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2822 78-0 (2003) Author: Eissler, Rob Relating to services for public school students with speech impairments and to the State Board of Examiners for Speech