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HB 66 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to determining eligibility for a Texas Armed Services Scholarship and to the appointment by certain elected officials of students to receive that scholarship. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 83 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to a fee waiver for a combination resident hunting and fishing license for certain military personnel. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism No action taken in committee
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 156 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to establishing a pilot program in designated public high schools in certain municipalities for placement of students in Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs as an alternative to placement in disciplinary or juvenile justice alternative education programs. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 203 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary | et. al. Relating to a waiver of certain state park fees for United States veterans. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 206 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the Texas Veterans Land Board. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Reason for vote recorded in Journal
HB 216 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 380 in Young and Jack Counties as the Henry H. King Memorial Highway. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
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 244 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 257 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al.
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Relating to a report by the Texas Workforce Commission regarding the transition from military service to employment. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 271 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn
Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 283 85-0 (2017) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the creation of an open burn pit registry for certain service members and veterans. House: Public Health
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 300 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to decreasing the fee for the issuance of an original or renewed license to carry a handgun. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Laid on the table subject to call
HB 318 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to the fund for veterans' assistance for grants to improve the level of health services provided to certain veterans. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 322 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans and the waiver of fees and costs charged for the expunction and to the eligibility of certain victims of trafficking of persons for an order of nondisclosure. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 339 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin | et. al. Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
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 358 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John Relating to excused absences from public school for the purpose of visiting a military recruitment center or military installation. House: Public Education Referred to Public 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 416 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to a program to facilitate, through the issuance and use of electronic toll collection transponders, free or discounted toll project use available to certain military personnel. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 445 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of certain property for certain ad valorem tax incentives relating to wind-powered energy devices. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 493 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to reporting requirements for the College Credit for Heroes program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 1/1/18
HB 539 85-0 (2017) Author: VanDeaver, Gary | et. al. Relating to the ability of certain dependents of members of the United States military to enroll full-time in courses provided through the state virtual school network. House: Public Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 592 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat | et. al. Relating to a sales tax exemption for items sold at a United States military installation to a member of the United States armed forces on active duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 621 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to requirements for certain applicants to obtain an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
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 629 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to leave for certain veterans obtaining medical and mental health care. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 777 85-0 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 797 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 818 85-0 (2017) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to authorizing the county clerk in certain counties to conduct certain marriage ceremonies and collect a related fee; authorizing a fee. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 827 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to a database for prospective employers to qualify veterans' military service experience and employment qualifications. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
HB 828 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for Vietnam veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 829 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 846 85-0 (2017) Author: Raney, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the implementation of student financial assistance programs for veterans and their families. House: Higher Education
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 864 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veterans liaison. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 865 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to establishing a veterans services coordinator for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a veterans reentry dorm program for certain state jail defendants confined by the department. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 890 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 950 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Justin | et. al. Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 962 85-0 (2017) Author: Arévalo, Diana Relating to a study on the feasibility of electronic voter registration and applications for a ballot to be voted by mail for overseas military personnel. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 967 85-0 (2017) Author: VanDeaver, Gary
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the powers of the TexAmericas Center. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1007 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1024 85-0 (2017) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al. Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 1046 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn | et. al. Relating to a veterans coordinator for the community justice assistance division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1077 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John Relating to the eligibility of certain citizens residing outside the United States to vote a full ballot. House: Elections Referred to Elections
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 1105 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to granting certain municipalities authority to adopt development regulations around certain military facilities; creating a criminal offense. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1117 85-0 (2017) Author: Wray, John
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to eligibility for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective immediately
HB 1192 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to the expansion of the College Credit for Heroes program to lower-division public institutions of higher education offering degrees in certain fields. House: Higher Education Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 1221 85-0 (2017) Author: Stephenson, Phil
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 90 Alternate as the Johnnie David Hutchins Memorial Highway. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 1230 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to franchise tax credits for businesses that employ veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1270 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to excused absences from public school for the purpose of visiting a military recruitment center. House: Public Education
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
HB 1276 85-0 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al. Relating to waiver programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
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 1359 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to monuments and memorials for Texas heroes and other persons and events of historical significance; creating criminal offenses. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1413 85-0 (2017) Author: Arévalo, Diana Relating to the overseas military e-mail ballot program. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1414 85-0 (2017) Author: Cortez, Philip | et. al. Relating to voting procedures for certain federal postcard applicants and military personnel serving overseas. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1492 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Relating to the creation of the National Museum of the Pacific War museum fund. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 1525 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to submarine veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
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 1546 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the operations of the Department of Public Safety, Parks and Wildlife Department, and state military forces in the border region. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 1565 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to a waiver of certain state park fees for military service members and veterans. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 1567 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to a fee waiver for a combination resident hunting and fishing license for certain military personnel. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
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 1606 85-0 (2017) Author: Huberty, Dan
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the authority of the Texas Military Department to purchase food and beverages. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1630 85-0 (2017) Author: Dale, Tony
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the approval of expenditures for the Texas Military Department. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1632 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to deferred payment of ad valorem taxes for certain persons serving in the United States armed forces. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
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 1644 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to transferring charge and control of a painting entitled "The Spirit of the Alamo Lives On." House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1646 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the waiver of certain fees for an assumed name certificate or a statement of abandonment of use of an assumed name filed by a military veteran. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1655 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil
Sponsor: Huffines, Don
Relating to the reporting of certain offenses committed by members of the Texas military forces. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
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 1740 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to the administration of veterans treatment court programs, the expunction of arrest records and files for certain participants who successfully complete a program, and the issuance of orders of nondisclosure for participants convicted of a misdemeanor; changing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1782 85-0 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1801 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to the prohibition of employment discrimination regarding military service members and military veterans. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1802 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to a community outreach campaign to increase awareness of veterans benefits and services. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Received from the House
HB 1803 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to information regarding private employers who have veteran's employment preference policies. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1804 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to the prescribing and ordering authority of certain advanced practice registered nurses who are military veterans. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1835 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to fees charged to certain military personnel for taking an assessment instrument under the Texas Success Initiative. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1860 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to access to criminal history record information by the adjutant general. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1905 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Hall, Bob
Relating to general officers within the Texas Military Department. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1912 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe | et. al. Relating to the Texas Medal for the Defense of Freedom award. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
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 1934 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to temporary certification of an educator from outside the state who is the spouse of an active duty military service member. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1949 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis Relating to establishing a pilot program in designated public high schools in certain municipalities for placement of students in Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs as an alternative to placement in disciplinary or juvenile justice alternative education programs. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1973 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to employment and referral services for veterans and military service members. House: Economic & Small Business Development Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2007 85-0 (2017) Author: Cosper, Scott | et. al.
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn
Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain military dentists and dental hygienists who provide voluntary charity dental or dental hygiene care. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2008 85-0 (2017) Author: Cosper, Scott | et. al.
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Relating to deferred presentment transactions made to military borrowers. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2009 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to an exemption for certain law enforcement and military personnel from the requirement to complete a hunter education program. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2066 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the requirements for certain applicants to obtain an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun; waiving fees. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2115 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military awards. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2124 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the procedures for identifying and notifying relevant federal agencies about certain child abuse and neglect investigations. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2154 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to required training for veterans county service officers and assistant veterans county service officers. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs 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 2302 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to providing an opportunity for public high school students in grades 10 through 12 to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test or an alternative vocational aptitude test. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
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 2318 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil Relating to requirements for certain applicants to obtain an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun; waiving certain fees. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
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 2419 85-0 (2017) Author: Cosper, Scott Relating to an exemption for current and former members of the armed services from the requirement that an incoming student at a public or private or independent institution of higher education show proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2486 85-0 (2017) Author: Stucky, Lynn | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to restoration of the position of public employees when relieved of duty from the Texas military forces or a similar unit. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective immediately
HB 2515 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to the establishment of a veterans self-help center. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2536 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to information about certain veterans and their dependents reported by institutions of higher education to the Texas Veterans Commission. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2571 85-0 (2017) Author: Gutierrez, Roland | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a trauma affected veterans clinical care and research center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Received from the House
HB 2585 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the provision of veterans housing by county or municipal housing authorities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2673 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to the development of transferable degree or certificate program curricula for which qualified veterans or military service members may be awarded course credit based on military service. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2698 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria | et. al. Relating to designating June 12 as Women Veterans Day. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
HB 2759 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will Relating to motor vehicle sales tax paid by active duty members of the United States military and their spouses and submission of an affidavit asserting qualification for a tax on gift of a motor vehicle. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2761 85-0 (2017) Author: Cortez, Philip
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the authority of a defense base development authority to participate in a company or partnership organized to finance redevelopment projects. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective immediately
HB 2772 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade Relating to requirements for peace officers to obtain an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2796 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Justin Relating to excused absences from public school for the purpose of pursuing enlistment in a branch of the armed services of the United States or the Texas National Guard. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2836 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn | et. al. Relating to a study and report on the establishment and implementation of a program that provides financial assistance to property owners who offer housing to veterans at risk of homelessness. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
HB 2870 85-0 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al. Relating to an exemption from certain state and local governmental fees for active duty members of the Texas National Guard and Texas State Guard. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
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 2887 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who served in the armed services for a certain period. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2911 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to a reemployment program as a condition of community supervision for certain veterans who commit a misdemeanor offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2933 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the licensing and regulation of military optometrists and therapeutic optometrists who provide voluntary charity care. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2998 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to defense economic readjustment zones. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
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 3032 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to the creation by the Texas Veterans Commission of a veteran suicide prevention action plan. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 3033 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to hiring and licensing certain veterans as peace officers. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3034 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to a waiver of certain licensing fees for military service members, military veterans, and their spouses. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3039 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to the reporting and prosecution of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct by a member of the state military forces; creating a criminal offense. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3066 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to certain benefits and protections for military service members. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective immediately
HB 3069 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Relating to the administration of and eligibility for participation in a veterans treatment court program and the issuance of orders of nondisclosure for certain participants who successfully complete that program. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
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 3358 85-0 (2017) Author: Cosper, Scott | et. al. Relating to expedited licensing procedures for certain nurses who are military spouses. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 3381 85-0 (2017) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to Texas Military Heroes Day in public schools. House: Public Education Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 3390 85-0 (2017) Author: Meyer, Morgan Relating to the exemption from range instruction for certain persons applying to obtain a license to carry a handgun. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
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 3521 85-0 (2017) Author: Lambert, Stan | et. al.
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for certain veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
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 3536 85-0 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 45 as the Sergeant Wade Daniel Wilson Memorial Highway. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 3556 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to the mental health program for veterans. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3567 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for persons who served in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3625 85-0 (2017) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to reciprocity standards for certain emergency medical services personnel who served in the United States military. House: Human Services No action taken in committee
HB 3632 85-0 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to notice of an extension of the timeline for a parent to request a special education impartial due process hearing in certain circumstances. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 3701 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al. Relating to the notification requirements regarding certain proposed regulations and structures in an area near a military facility. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3754 85-0 (2017) Author: Lambert, Stan Relating to waiving fees for an original commercial driver's license for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3756 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to state mental health benefits provided to certain spouses or former spouses of veterans. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3766 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to tuition and fee exemptions or waivers at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3837 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to the permanent fund supporting military and veterans exemptions to fund tuition and fee exemptions for children of veterans. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3895 85-0 (2017) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to the application for and loans from the Texas military value revolving loan account. House: Economic & Small Business Development Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4020 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to the automatic expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans who successfully complete a veterans court pretrial intervention program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 4065 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to fees charged to certain military personnel for taking an assessment instrument under the Texas Success Initiative. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 4071 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4089 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 4204 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to discount programs provided by toll project entities for surviving spouses of disabled veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4256 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to the jurisdiction of courts in criminal matters involving allegations of sexual assault by a member of the state military forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 4326 85-0 (2017) Author: Hefner, Cole Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 4000 in Titus County as the Titus County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HCR 136 85-0 (2017) Author: Gutierrez, Roland
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Convening a joint memorial session to honor Texans killed in combat while serving in the United States military. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Signed by the Governor
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 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 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 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 93 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the assessed value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who served in the armed services for a certain period. 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 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 16 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | et. al.
Relating to decreasing the fee for the issuance of an original or renewed license to carry a handgun. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 27 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Blanco, César
Relating to the mental health program for veterans and to the authority to establish a trauma affected veterans clinical care and research center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. House: Public Health
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 49 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to the appointment by certain elected officials of students to receive a Texas Armed Services Scholarship. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 66 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 94 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob
Sponsor: Wilson, Terry M.
Relating to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the Texas border. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
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 102 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: White, James
Relating to general officers within the state military department. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 138 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Meyer, Morgan
Relating to the exemption from range instruction for certain persons applying to obtain a license to carry a handgun. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 158 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the creation of an open burn pit registry for certain service members and veterans. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Left pending in committee
SB 168 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the operations of the Department of Public Safety, Parks and Wildlife Department, and state military forces in the border region. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
SB 175 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 184 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle use tax for motor vehicles brought into this state by certain current or former military personnel. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 234 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to a prohibition against the use by a career school or college of certain advertising designed to mislead or deceive prospective students. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
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 277 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Frank, James
Relating to the eligibility of certain property for certain ad valorem tax incentives relating to wind-powered energy devices. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 299 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Relating to the appointment of an associate commissioner for veterans services at the Health and Human Services Commission. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
SB 330 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Finance
Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
SB 439 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the appointment by certain elected officials of students to receive a Texas Armed Services Scholarship. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 441 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Blanco, César
Relating to eligibility of surviving spouses of disabled veterans for specialty license plates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 472 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the prohibition of employment discrimination regarding military service members and military veterans. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
SB 544 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to required training for veterans county service officers and assistant veterans county service officers. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 578 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Gutierrez, Roland | et. al.
Relating to the creation by the Health and Human Services Commission of a veteran suicide prevention action plan. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective immediately
SB 587 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: VanDeaver, Gary | et. al.
Relating to the state virtual school network, including the ability of certain dependents of members of the United States military to enroll full-time in courses provided through the network. House: Public Education
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective immediately
SB 588 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Blanco, César
Relating to information regarding private employers who have veteran's employment preference policies. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 591 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Blanco, César
Relating to a community outreach campaign to increase awareness of veterans benefits and services. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 614 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to excused absences from public school for the purpose of visiting a military recruitment center. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Left pending in committee
SB 694 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al. Relating to the creation of the National Museum of the Pacific War museum fund. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 751 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Wilson, Terry M.
Relating to the confidentiality of certain information of and the abolishment date of the military base realignment and closure task force. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 752 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Cortez, Philip
Relating to the overseas military e-mail ballot program. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 769 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Israel, Celia
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for recipients of the Combat Medical Badge. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 771 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to deferred payment of ad valorem taxes for certain persons serving in the United States armed forces. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
SB 775 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
SB 784 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the waiver of certain fees for an assumed name certificate or a statement of abandonment of use of an assumed name filed by a military veteran. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
SB 805 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Relating to Texas women veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 831 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the prescribing and ordering authority of certain advanced practice registered nurses who are military veterans. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
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 1075 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 1152 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Justin
Relating to excused absences from public school for the purpose of pursuing enlistment in a branch of the armed services of the United States or the Texas National Guard. House: Public Education
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective immediately
SB 1302 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the authority of the Texas Military Department to purchase food and beverages. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security No action taken in committee
SB 1331 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the powers of the TexAmericas Center. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1371 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Arévalo, Diana
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Commendation Medal with Valor and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1457 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to a report by the Texas Workforce Commission regarding the transition from military service to employment. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Left pending in committee
SB 1531 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the expansion of the College Credit for Heroes program to lower-division public institutions of higher education offering degrees in certain fields. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1546 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the implementation of student financial assistance programs for veterans and their families. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
SB 1547 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to access to criminal history record information by the adjutant general. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1559 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Relating to a fee exemption for guardianship proceedings of certain military servicemembers and certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1622 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the creation of a statewide alert system for missing military members. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
SB 1676 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Gutierrez, Roland
Relating to the veterans county service office. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1677 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to information about services for women veterans provided through certain state agency applications. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1679 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Gutierrez, Roland
Relating to the use of the fund for veterans' assistance to provide grants to support veterans county service offices. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1698 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to outreach and awareness for women veterans in this state. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
House passage as amended reported
SB 1725 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
SB 1739 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al.
Sponsor: Gutierrez, Roland
Relating to the suspension, termination, and reinstatement of certain services provided to military service members who are serving on active duty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1768 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to waiving fees for an original commercial driver's license for veterans. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Left pending in committee
SB 1781 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: González, Mary
Relating to the regulation of certain educational institutions by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; providing administrative penalties. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
See remarks for effective date
SB 1791 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to veterans treatment court programs and the results of successfully completing those programs; imposing a filing fee on certain civil cases to benefit veterans treatment court programs; changing a fee. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1805 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the multiuse training and operations center facility. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1843 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: Blanco, César
Relating to providing an opportunity for public high school students in grades 10 through 12 to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test or an alternative vocational aptitude test. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective immediately
SB 1844 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the administration of and eligibility for participation in a veterans treatment court program and the issuance of orders of nondisclosure for certain participants who successfully complete that program. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1845 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Blanco, César
Relating to the development of transferable degree or certificate program curricula for which qualified veterans or military service members may be awarded course credit based on military service. House: Higher Education
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1855 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the authority of a defense base development authority to participate in a company or partnership organized to finance redevelopment projects. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 1862 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the development of initiatives to reduce veteran suicides in this state. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
SB 1901 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: Huberty, Dan
Relating to Texas Military Heroes Day in public schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective immediately
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 1968 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Gutierrez, Roland
Relating to the state flag code. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective immediately
SB 1986 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the creation of an advisory committee on mental health issues affecting veterans within the Texas Veterans Commission. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
SB 2135 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to services provided to veterans who have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2278 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 4000 in Titus County as the Titus County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 2291 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to the Texas Medal for the Defense of Freedom award. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
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
SJR 56 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding a transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the permanent fund supporting military and veterans exemptions to fund tuition and fee exemptions for children of veterans. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SR 864 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Recognizing the veterans who served as interns during the 85th Legislature for their service to the Texas Senate. Reported enrolled
HB 6 85-1 (2017) Author: Huberty, Dan | et. al. Relating to municipal annexation. House: Land & Resource Management 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 115 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to deferred payment of ad valorem taxes for certain persons serving in the United States armed forces. 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 157 85-1 (2017) Author: Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara | et. al. Relating to eligibility for admission to an educator preparation program for certification in trade and industrial workforce training. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 244 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat | et. al. Relating to a sales tax exemption for items sold at a United States military installation to a member of the United States armed forces on active duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 356 85-1 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to monuments and memorials for Texas heroes and other persons and events of historical significance; creating criminal offenses. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HB 362 85-1 (2017) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to granting certain local governments general zoning authority around federal military installations; creating a criminal offense. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs 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
SB 6 85-1 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Huberty, Dan | et. al.
Relating to municipal annexation. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 104 85-1 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to municipal annexation. Filed
SB 115 85-1 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to granting certain local governments general zoning authority around federal military installations; creating a criminal offense. Filed
HB 11 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Public Safety, military and law enforcement training, and the investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention of certain offenses; creating an offense and increasing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 19 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Relating to a preventive services program and mental health programs for veterans and military families. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 55 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the use of the Texas Enterprise Fund for veterans hospitals. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 67 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary | et. al. Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military medals. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 115 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Relating to the criteria for awarding the Texas Purple Heart Medal to members of the armed forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 117 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to the portion of designated tuition set aside to provide student financial assistance at institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 118 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to a fee waiver for a combination resident hunting and fishing license for certain military personnel. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Left pending in committee
HB 119 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to tuition assistance for members of the Texas State Guard. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 127 84-0 (2015) Author: McClendon, Ruth
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Commendation Medal. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 140 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to driver's licenses and personal identification certificates issued to veterans; reducing certain fees. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 168 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to privileged parking for Distinguished Flying Cross medal recipients. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 175 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on intent calendar
HB 240 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military medals. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 242 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran who has been honorably discharged. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 246 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to franchise tax credits for businesses that employ veterans; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 276 84-0 (2015) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
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 315 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffines, Don | et. al.
Relating to the issuance of "In God We Trust" specialty license plates. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 339 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
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 371 84-0 (2015) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to certain extensions of consumer credit facilitated by a credit access business for certain military personnel or their dependents. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 390 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 410 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the amount of unclaimed lottery prize money to be deposited in the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
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 437 84-0 (2015) Author: Raney, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to eligibility to participate in health benefit programs for certain state employees reemployed after military service. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 445 84-0 (2015) Author: Raney, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to providing notice of the availability of paid leave for military service to public officers and employees. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 450 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 508 84-0 (2015) Author: Raney, John | et. al. Relating to an exemption for certain law enforcement and military personnel from the requirement to complete a hunter education program; authorizing a fee. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Placed on General State Calendar
HB 522 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to establishing a pilot program in designated public high schools in certain municipalities for placement of students in Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs as an alternative to placement in disciplinary or juvenile justice alternative education programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 558 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for Vietnam veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 577 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to pay, benefits and requirements for state active duty service members. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 583 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to donations to certain local veteran's charities ordered as a condition of community supervision. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 591 84-0 (2015) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
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 650 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to waiver programs for veterans provided by toll project entities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' 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 682 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
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 733 84-0 (2015) Author: Israel, Celia Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting. House: Elections Referred to Elections
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 755 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the creation of a women veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 756 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the creation of a rural veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 757 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the College Credit for Heroes program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 758 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the coordination and provision of certain health services to veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 765 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis | et. al. Relating to ensuring that certain military members who reside out of state and their dependents maintain their positions on waiting lists for certain assistance programs provided by health and human services agencies. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 787 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and strategic planning regarding military bases and defense installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 789 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to license plates issued to retired members of the military. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 822 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of fraudulent or fictitious military record. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 867 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al.
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Women Veterans Program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 875 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the verification of the veteran status of inmates and prisoners. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 882 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the director and assistant director of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Left pending in committee
HB 886 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to the issuance of Iraq Campaign Medal specialty license plates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 893 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to granting certain local governments general zoning authority around certain military facilities; providing a penalty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 894 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to waiver programs for veterans provided by toll project entities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 906 84-0 (2015) Author: Paddie, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the qualifications for appointment as a veterans county service officer. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 923 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to the issuance of 36th Infantry Division specialty license plates and souvenir license plates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 974 84-0 (2015) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to higher education for veterans and their families. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 976 84-0 (2015) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to higher education for veterans and their families. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
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 1011 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to the fund for veterans' assistance for grants to improve the level of health services provided to certain veterans. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1017 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to a public duty justification for conduct of a service member of the Texas military forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1021 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1028 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the eligibility of a charitable organization that provides affordable housing for female veterans and their dependents for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by the organization. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1044 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the designation of a segment of Farm-to-Market Road 423 in Denton County as the U.S. Army Sergeant Enrique Mondragon Memorial Highway. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 1048 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to the redesignation of veterans court programs as veterans treatment court programs, the administration of those programs, the expunction of arrest records and files for certain participants who successfully complete a program, and the issuance of orders of nondisclosure for participants convicted of a misdemeanor; changing a fee. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1056 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Justin Relating to discount programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 1097 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the release of veteran autopsy reports to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 1112 84-0 (2015) Author: Gutierrez, Roland
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to projects that a defense adjustment management authority may conduct. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1128 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen
Sponsor: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for recipients of the Combat Action Badge, Medal, or Ribbon. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 1133 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick
Sponsor: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Relating to the composition of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1160 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to certain data reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board by institutions of higher education for the purpose of compliance monitoring. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1161 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to the composition of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1201 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Relating to a sales tax exemption for items sold at a United States military installation to a member of the United States armed forces on active duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1229 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a waiver of certain state park fees for United States veterans. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1237 84-0 (2015) Author: Tinderholt, Tony | et. al.
Sponsor: Burton, Konni
Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 290 in Hays and Travis Counties as the Lieutenant Clay Crabb Memorial Highway. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1271 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of a veteran or current member of the armed services of the United States while the veteran or current service member participates in a veterans court program. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1273 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to certain military specialty license plates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1303 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to general officers within the state military department. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 1325 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the administration of the Texas B-On-time loan program to permit a portion of tuition set-asides to be used to fund tuition exemptions for veterans and other student financial assistance. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1338 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to training for peace officers and first responders on certain persons affected by trauma. House: Emerging Issues In Texas Law Enforcement, Select
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1340 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to the placement of certain occupational specialty codes on certain notices of state agency employment openings. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1364 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 1412 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to the marketing and advertising of the veterans' assistance lottery game. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 1429 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis | et. al. Relating to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans with mental illness. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1457 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veterans liaison. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
HB 1484 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to regional coordinators within the veteran entrepreneur program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1512 84-0 (2015) Author: Paul, Dennis Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military awards. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1584 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to a voluntary donation to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a hunting or fishing license. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1598 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Doug
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the Texas military forces oath of affirmation. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1639 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 1640 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the compatibility of certain defense community regulations and structures with military operations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1646 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to a program allowing certain military voters on active duty overseas to cast a ballot electronically. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1719 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to the eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits of a state military forces member on release from training or duty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 1762 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the creation of a health care advocacy program for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 1814 84-0 (2015) Author: Farney, Marsha
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to the online renewal of driver's licenses of certain active duty military personnel and relatives. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 1849 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Relating to occupational licenses for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HB 1899 84-0 (2015) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the Texas border. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1951 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to tuition exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain active members of the armed forces of the United States and the dependent children of those members. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1958 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to eligibility for participation in veterans court programs. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1960 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the automatic expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans and the waiver of fees and costs charged for the expunction. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs 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 2012 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2014 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Relating to the authority of military personnel to obtain certification to teach career and technology education classes in public schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 2015 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to employment termination for falsification of military record in obtaining employment or employment benefits. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2043 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2108 84-0 (2015) Author: Galindo, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to a medal for certain members of the military forces who served during the Cold War. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2111 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2123 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to participation of the state military forces in the state group benefits program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 2141 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Relating to the coordinating workgroups of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2143 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Relating to the continuation of a residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation while the owner is temporarily absent because of military service. 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 2152 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the confidentiality of certain information concerning service members of the state military forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
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 2232 84-0 (2015) Author: Kuempel, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the creation of regional military sustainability commissions for certain military installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2260 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John | et. al. Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran's organization. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2538 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al. Relating to the designation of certain customer bill payment assistance program costs as an expense of operation that is a first lien against revenue securing certain public securities or obligations in certain municipalities. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 2604 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to a concealed handgun license application that is submitted by a peace officer or a member of the state military forces. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2605 84-0 (2015) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Don Relating to the issuance of Gold Star family member specialty license plates; eliminating a fee. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2728 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis | et. al. Relating to the amount the Texas Military Preparedness Commission may grant to local governmental entities for certain purposes. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2761 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the awarding of certain contracts of the Veterans' Land Board to veteran-owned businesses. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2840 84-0 (2015) Author: Cyrier, John Relating to the eligibility of certain citizens residing outside the United States to vote a full ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2875 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to state-supported education and health care benefits for certain military personnel and their dependents. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2881 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for persons who served in the United States armed services and participated in Operation Restore Hope. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2913 84-0 (2015) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Don | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2914 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain charitable organizations that provide affordable housing to low-income veterans and their dependents. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2965 84-0 (2015) Author: Gonzales, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to administrative support positions with the Texas Military Department. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
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 3096 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to establishing a veterans cemetery in Webb County. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3143 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for persons who served in the United States armed services as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician or specialist. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
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 3256 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to a database for prospective employers to qualify veterans' military service experience and employment qualifications. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
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 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 3307 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the authority of the Employees Retirement System of Texas to make available a TRICARE Military Health System supplemental plan. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3362 84-0 (2015) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to the automatic expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans who successfully complete a veterans court pretrial intervention program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 3404 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to a study on providing care to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
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 3506 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the appointment by certain elected officials of students to receive a Texas Armed Services Scholarship. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 3547 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to a voluntary veteran's employment preference for private employers. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3548 84-0 (2015) Author: VanDeaver, Gary Relating to the authority of the TexAmericas Center to incorporate a nonprofit corporation for certain purposes and to the tax treatment of such a nonprofit corporation. House: Special Purpose Districts Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3566 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 3572 84-0 (2015) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3600 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to the regulation of persons who assist veterans in applying for benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3652 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the workers' compensation death benefits paid to the beneficiaries of certain state service members killed in the line of duty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs No action taken in committee
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 3710 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a concealed handgun license. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3726 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to establishing a veterans services coordinator for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a veterans rehabilitation dorm program for certain state jail defendants confined by the department. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3728 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the administration of veterans court program proceedings before a magistrate. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 3729 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to inclusion of family members of veterans court program participants in the treatment and services provided to the participants under the program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 3808 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to financial assistance to local governmental entities affected by the realignment of defense jobs or facilities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3831 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to who is a minor for the purposes of the Alcoholic Beverage Code and certain related laws. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 3877 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to active duty personnel. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3898 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to active duty personnel. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 3935 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to funding law enforcement training for veterans from state and federal funds or grants. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3937 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's authority to contract with federal agencies to provide healthcare to veterans. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3964 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to the consideration by employers of the consumer credit reports or other credit information of applicants for employment who are recently returned veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
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 3998 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to the expansion of the College Credit for Heroes demonstration program to lower-division public institutions of higher education offering degrees in certain fields. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 4013 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to studies on homeless veterans and youth. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4022 84-0 (2015) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination and to the enforcement of that prohibition; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 4037 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax and the use of revenue from the hotel occupancy tax by certain counties; authorizing an increase in the rate of a tax; authorizing the imposition of a tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 4043 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the establishment of an unmanned ground vehicle pilot program at the Capitol Complex to employ veterans with a service-connected disability. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 46 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Urging Congress to require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide VA services to incarcerated veterans detained in state hospitals and to consider expanding such services to all incarcerated veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
HCR 129 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Paying tribute to the U.S. military personnel from Texas who lost their lives in the line of duty. Signed by the Governor
HJR 42 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who has been honorably discharged. 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 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 84 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total assessed value of the residence homestead of a veteran or current member of the armed services of the United States while the veteran or current service member participates in a veterans court program. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 100 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 117 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation, for a period not to exceed 10 years, the total assessed value of the residence homestead of an honorably discharged veteran of the armed services of the United States, or the surviving spouse of such a veteran, if the residence homestead was donated to the veteran, or the purchase of the residence homestead was financed, by a charitable organization. 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 138 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the use of bonds and notes in the military value revolving loan account. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HR 3131 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 923. Reported enrolled
HR 3334 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Honoring members of the Texas House of Representatives who served in the United States military during the Vietnam War. Reported enrolled
HR 3387 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 55. Reported enrolled
SB 55 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Relating to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans and their families. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 100 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the enterprise zone program. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 169 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Relating to ensuring that certain military members and their spouses and dependents maintain their positions on interest lists or other waiting lists for certain health and human services assistance programs. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 193 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: González, Mary
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military medals. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 318 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Relating to the amount the Texas Military Preparedness Commission may grant to local governmental entities for certain purposes. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 389 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Blanco, César
Relating to the placement of military occupational specialty codes on certain notices of state agency employment openings. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 397 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Blanco, César
Relating to the marketing and advertising of the veterans' assistance lottery game. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 472 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veteran's liaison. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
SB 488 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to the criteria for awarding the Texas Purple Heart Medal to members of the armed forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Co-author authorized
SB 503 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to financial assistance to local governmental entities affected by the realignment of defense jobs or facilities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 508 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to the employment of veterans by a public entity or public work of this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 660 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Blanco, César
Relating to regional coordinators within the veteran entrepreneur program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 661 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the confidentiality of certain information concerning service members of the state military forces. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Left pending in committee
SB 664 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Sheets, Kenneth
Relating to employment termination for falsification of military record in obtaining employment or employment benefits. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 713 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to general officers within the state military department. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
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 806 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Relating to the College Credit for Heroes program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 807 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Sheets, Kenneth
Relating to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 832 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Relating to the coordinating workgroups of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 833 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis | et. al.
Relating to the continuation of a residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation while the owner is temporarily absent because of military service. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 835 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Sheets, Kenneth
Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of fraudulent or fictitious military record. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
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 850 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to a public duty justification for conduct of a service member of the Texas military forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
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 918 84-0 (2015) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Otto, John
Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran's organization. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/16
SB 964 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the criteria for awarding the Texas Purple Heart Medal to members of the armed forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
SB 1049 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al.
Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
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 1115 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: White, James
Relating to a program allowing certain military voters on active duty overseas to cast a ballot electronically. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
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 1253 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Schaefer, Matt
Relating to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the Texas border. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Committee report sent to Calendars
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 1304 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina
Relating to the creation of a women veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1305 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina
Relating to the creation of a rural veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1306 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the coordination and provision of certain health services to veterans. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
SB 1307 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Relating to occupational licenses for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1308 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Relating to veterans services information provided to veterans who receive driver's licenses and personal identification certificates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1309 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe
Relating to the establishment of a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps teaching certificate and eligibility of such certified teacher for other educator certification. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 1310 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the administration of and eligibility for participation in a veterans court program and the automatic expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans who successfully complete that program; imposing a court cost on conviction to benefit veterans court programs; changing a fee. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1325 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to grants to local governmental entities from the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1352 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to a concealed handgun license application that is submitted by a peace officer or a member of the state military forces. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1358 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Relating to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and strategic planning regarding military bases and defense installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
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 1463 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Relating to improving the delivery of health care services to veterans in this state. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1474 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
Sponsor: Farias, Joe
Relating to the redesignation of veterans court programs as veterans treatment court programs and the eligibility for participation in and administration of those programs. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1532 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Relating to the appointment of an associate commissioner for veterans services at the Health and Human Services Commission. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1563 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: VanDeaver, Gary
Relating to the authority of the TexAmericas Center to incorporate a nonprofit corporation for certain purposes and to the tax treatment of such a nonprofit corporation. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1580 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester | et. al.
Relating to a study on homeless veterans. House: Human Services
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1592 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the designation of certain customer bill payment assistance program costs as an expense of operation that is a first lien against revenue securing certain public securities or obligations in certain municipalities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1650 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit, including extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
SB 1713 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to a voluntary veteran's employment preference for private employers. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1731 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Gallantry Cross Medal and the Prisoner of War Medal. Senate: Transportation Left pending in committee
SB 1735 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Remarks ordered printed
SB 1816 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of the Employees Retirement System of Texas to make available a TRICARE Military Health System Supplemental plan. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1821 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1824 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Relating to a study and report on the awarding of the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1834 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to participation in the state group benefits program by a member of the Texas National Guard called to protect the border. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1835 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle use tax for motor vehicles brought into this state by certain current or former military personnel. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1879 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Farias, Joe
Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1962 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the awarding of certain contracts of the Veterans' Land Board to veteran-owned businesses. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
SB 1963 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's authority to contract with federal agencies to provide healthcare to veterans. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Left pending in committee
SB 2001 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Women Veterans Program. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Co-author authorized
SB 2055 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Cyrier, John
Relating to the designation of Loop 223 in Bastrop County as the Captain Jesse Billingsley Memorial Loop. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
SCR 48 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Convening a joint memorial session to honor Texans killed while serving in the United States military and commemorating Memorial Day 2015. Signed by the Governor
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 60 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SR 987 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 923. Reported enrolled
SR 1038 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 55. Reported enrolled
HB 45 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the occupational licensing of spouses of members of the military and the eligibility requirements for certain occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
HB 50 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to renaming the adjutant general's department as the Texas Military Department. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 81 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of children and other dependents of certain military personnel or veterans for tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
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 120 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the issuance of military specialty license plates; providing an exemption from a fee. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 132 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to establishing a pilot program in designated public high schools in certain municipalities for placement of students in Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs as an alternative to placement in disciplinary or juvenile justice alternative education programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 150 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the display of flags at half-staff at the Capitol building to honor service members killed in action. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 155 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for certain Operation Enduring Freedom veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 171 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
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 202 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan | et. al. Relating to the absence of a student from school to visit with a parent or guardian who will be or has been deployed on military duty. House: Public Education Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
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 229 83-0 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who dies while on active duty. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 263 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to combination resident hunting and fishing licenses for military personnel. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Placed on General State Calendar
HB 396 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to providing a federal postcard applicant with a ballot for certain elections in which the applicant is eligible to vote. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 402 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to a medal for certain members of the state military forces who served during the Cold War; authorizing a fee. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 418 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 430 83-0 (2013) Author: Riddle, Debbie | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle use tax for certain motor vehicles brought into this state by certain military personnel. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 485 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the amount of the fees paid by certain peace officers, correctional officers, members of the state military forces, and veterans of the armed forces for a license to carry a concealed handgun and to the issuance of such a license to certain peace officers and members of the state military forces; authorizing a fee. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
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 525 83-0 (2013) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Don | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Relating to the collection of data relating to military-connected students through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS). House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 548 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 552 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to consumer debt owed by certain military servicemembers. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 572 83-0 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Relating to the issuance to veterans of specially marked licenses to carry a concealed handgun and specially marked personal identification certificates. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Considered in Calendars
HB 600 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the adoption of certain voting procedures necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, including the modification of certain election deadlines. House: Elections Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 605 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the authority of municipalities or counties to adopt regulations or take other actions relating to airport hazard areas. House: County Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
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 618 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to officers of the United States armed forces who graduated from certain United States military academies. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 633 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Relating to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a driver's license or personal identification certificate. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 634 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the verification of an inmate's veteran status by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 655 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to exempting defense base development authorities from certain contracting requirements. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic Development
HB 656 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to the application of the public and private facilities and infrastructure law to a defense base development authority. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 663 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzales, Larry | et. al. Relating to the expiration dates of concealed handgun licenses for certain members of the United States armed forces. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety No action taken in committee
HB 665 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to the use of the Texas Enterprise Fund for veterans hospitals. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 690 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Relating to reimbursing public institutions of higher education for tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their dependents. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 694 83-0 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to access by certain military personnel to juvenile and criminal history information. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
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 736 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the composition of the housing and health services coordination council. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 737 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the extension of consumer credit to certain members of the Texas National Guard and armed forces of the United States and their dependents; providing a penalty. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 757 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Relating to the eligibility requirements for occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience and to military spouses. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
HB 780 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to a study by the Legislative Budget Board of the effect of ad valorem tax exemptions for certain veterans and their surviving spouses and children on local and state revenue and the state's economy. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Withdrawn from schedule
HB 781 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 846 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to additional periods of possession of or access to a child after conclusion of a parent's military deployment. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 859 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 860 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to an exception to the domicile requirement for issuance of a commercial driver's license for certain military personnel. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
HB 869 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al.
Sponsor: Paxton, Ken
Relating to the issuance of a marriage license for an absent applicant, the participation of a proxy in certain marriage ceremonies, and the maintenance and submission of records relating to a marriage license issued for an absent applicant. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 892 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to who is a minor for the purposes of the Alcoholic Beverage Code. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
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 976 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the use of money from Veterans' Land Board funds to provide educational benefits to veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 977 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to establishing a pilot program in designated public high schools in certain municipalities for placement of students in Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs as an alternative to placement in disciplinary or juvenile justice alternative education programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1004 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to an electronic system adopted and maintained by public institutions of higher education to employ a person to track the academic progress of military veterans or their family members receiving student financial assistance. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
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 1033 83-0 (2013) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to eligibility for tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel, veterans, and dependents residing in this state. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1052 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George | et. al. Relating to the automatic admission to a public institution of higher education of a child of a person who was killed or sustained a fatal injury in the line of duty in the United States armed forces. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
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 1129 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to a program allowing certain military voters on active duty overseas to cast a ballot electronically. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
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 1212 83-0 (2013) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the tax rate for contributions under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act applicable to wages paid to certain honorably discharged veterans; changing the rate of a tax. House: Economic & Small Business Development No action taken in committee
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 1287 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the contents of an application by certain persons for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the person's residence homestead. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1348 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the taxation of certain tangible personal property located inside a defense base development authority. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/14
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 1427 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheffield, Ralph
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the donation of surplus real property by certain municipalities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1514 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Relating to privileged parking for veterans of World War II. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1542 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the Texas military; imposing criminal penalties; authorizing fees. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1549 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to the regulation of speech-language pathology and audiology and the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1589 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the awarding of the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 1678 83-0 (2013) Author: Frullo, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for surviving spouses of disabled veterans of the United States armed forces; authorizing a fee. House: Transportation
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1726 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to shipping logistics and coordination services for state agencies. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
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 1832 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to granting certain local governments general zoning authority around certain military facilities; providing a penalty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1838 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 1886 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to requirements applicable to certain credit services organizations and certain extensions of consumer credit the organizations obtain for a consumer or assist a consumer in obtaining. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 1887 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to consumer protection for and remedies available to a veteran who buys a home that does not comply with certain warranties; providing an administrative penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1927 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the Texas military; imposing criminal penalties; authorizing fees. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1939 83-0 (2013) Author: Orr, Rob | et. al. Relating to a veteran's employment preference for employment with a public entity or public work of this state. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1960 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Relating to reciprocity for emergency medical services personnel certification for certain United States military personnel. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
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 2011 83-0 (2013) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the service retirement annuity of certain state employees. House: Pensions Referred to Pensions
HB 2027 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to the amount of unclaimed lottery prize money to be deposited in the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2028 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Relating to the eligibility requirements for plumbing licenses issued to applicants with military service. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 2029 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Relating to the eligibility requirements for electrician licenses issued to applicants with military experience. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 2071 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to the issuance by reciprocity of a license to practice medical physics to persons who hold a license from the United States armed forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2135 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José | et. al.
Relating to waivers and grants of credit for the requirements to obtain certain private security licenses to individuals who hold security credentials from the United States armed forces. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2173 83-0 (2013) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the licensing of air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 2183 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the issuance of U.S. Army Combat Infantryman Badge specialty license plates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
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 2236 83-0 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their dependents. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2254 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to apprenticeship requirements for occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 2387 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the ad valorem taxation of certain tangible personal property located inside a defense base development authority. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 2388 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to the application of certain contracting laws to a defense base development authority. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 2389 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to exempting certain qualifying projects from the public and private facilities and infrastructure contracting requirements. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 2391 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to electric utility bill payment assistance programs for certain veterans burned in combat. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2392 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to the mental health program for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2466 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for Vietnam veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Transportation
HB 2485 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheffield, J. D. | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to Air Medal and Air Medal with Valor specialty license plates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2489 83-0 (2013) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to the marketing and advertising of the veterans' assistance lottery game. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 2555 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Diane Relating to a study and report regarding tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their dependents. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
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 2626 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to display of the Honor and Remember flag. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2676 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Open Government
Effective immediately
HB 2698 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan Relating to a study of the feasibility of establishing a program to connect veterans seeking employment in school security positions with independent school districts seeking to employ security personnel. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 2741 83-0 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the regulation of motor vehicles by counties and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; authorizing a fee; creating an offense. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
See remarks for effective date
HB 2808 83-0 (2013) Author: Toth, Steve | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the state hotel occupancy tax for certain members of the Texas State Guard. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 2817 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to the testing required for a commercial driver's license for veterans of the United States armed forces with previous truck driving experience. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2924 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Relating to military leave time accounts for police and fire departments. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 2990 83-0 (2013) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to collection costs that may be imposed in connection with certain delinquent ad valorem taxes owed by disabled veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
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 3019 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to certain extensions of consumer credit facilitated by a credit access business for certain military personnel or their dependents. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3063 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to defense base development authorities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3064 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Relating to the disposition of unclaimed cremated remains of certain veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3066 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to the qualification of an area inside a base defense authority as an enterprise zone. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 3067 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to the composition of an administrative authority for a defense economic readjustment zone. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 3077 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the display of the Honor and Remember flag. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3099 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to the eligibility of tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their dependents; requiring a fiscal impact study. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3132 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran who has been honorably discharged. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3265 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to the administration of the Texas B-On-time loan program to permit a portion of tuition set-asides to be used to fund tuition exemptions for veterans and other student financial assistance. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 3295 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to tuition and fees for veterans and certain family members of veterans. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3349 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to accelerated educational programs offered by public institutions of higher education to qualified persons seeking licensure as physician assistants. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 3379 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to motor vehicle registration requirements for active duty military personnel stationed in or assigned to another state or nation. House: Transportation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3435 83-0 (2013) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to certain credit in the Employees Retirement System of Texas for service in the Texas State Guard. House: Pensions Referred to Pensions
HB 3543 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to training, certification, and accreditation provided or regulated by the Texas Veterans Commission. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3544 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to higher education for veterans and their families. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
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 3879 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to certain groundwater withdrawals allowed by the Edwards Aquifer Authority. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3904 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George Relating to the powers of the TexAmericas Center. House: Special Purpose Districts Left pending in committee
HCR 209 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Convening a joint memorial session to honor Texans killed while serving in the Global War on Terrorism, commemorating Memorial Day 2013, and paying tribute to all those who have died in the service of the United States. Signed by the Governor
HCR 222 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Diane
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1159. Signed by the Governor
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 50 83-0 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason | 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 member of the armed services of the United States who dies while on active duty. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 62 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris | 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 all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 75 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the use of available Veterans' Land Board money for the payment of educational benefits for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
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 134 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from county ad valorem taxation a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who has been honorably discharged. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HR 238 83-0 (2013) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al. Paying tribute to the lives of those Americans who fell in battle during the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War. Reported enrolled
HR 1786 83-0 (2013) Author: Smith, Wayne Urging the United States Congress to direct the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to undertake a study of urotrauma among members of the military. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HR 3056 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1158. Reported enrolled
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 61 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Cortez, Philip
Relating to the licensing and regulation of military physicians who provide voluntary charity health care. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
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 162 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to the occupational licensing of spouses of members of the military and the eligibility requirements for certain occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 163 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Turner, Chris | et. al.
Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 164 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Isaac, Jason | et. al.
Relating to the issuance to veterans of specially marked licenses to carry a concealed handgun and specially marked personal identification certificates. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 165 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to officers of the United States armed forces who graduated from certain United States military academies. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 229 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: Turner, Chris | et. al.
Relating to an exception to the domicile requirement for issuance of a commercial driver's license for certain military personnel. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 238 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the awarding of the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
SB 239 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to combination resident hunting and fishing licenses for military personnel. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 242 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Farias, Joe
Relating to the eligibility requirements for certain occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 260 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: Stickland, Jonathan | et. al.
Relating to the absence of a student from school to visit with a parent, stepparent, or guardian who will be or has been deployed on military duty. House: Public Education
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 284 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Fletcher, Allen
Relating to granting limited state law enforcement authority to police officers with the Office of Security and Law Enforcement of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 308 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the collection of data relating to military-connected students through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS). Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SB 312 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Laubenberg, Jodie
Relating to the regulation of speech-language pathology and audiology and the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 442 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Farias, Joe
Relating to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 462 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to specialty court programs in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
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 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 557 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a driver's license or personal identification certificate. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
SB 563 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Defense Superior Service Medal. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 597 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for certain Operation Enduring Freedom veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 663 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to the amount of unclaimed lottery prize money to be deposited in the fund for veterans' assistance. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 664 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 846 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Relating to training, certification, and accreditation provided or regulated by the Texas Veterans Commission. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 871 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy
Sponsor: Collier, Nicole | et. al.
Relating to the marketing and advertising of the veterans' assistance lottery game. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 898 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to the mental health program for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
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 904 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie
Relating to the adoption of certain voting procedures and the modification of certain election deadlines, including those necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
SB 981 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to electric utility bill payment assistance programs for certain veterans burned in combat. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
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 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 1084 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the enterprise zone program. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1158 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to higher education for veterans and their families. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
See remarks for effective date
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 1199 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to development of a pilot program of the Texas Veterans Commission to designate municipalities as Veteran and Military Friendly Cities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1200 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and strategic planning regarding military bases and defense installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1373 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Miller, Rick
Relating to display of the Honor and Remember flag. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1376 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris
Relating to specialty license plates issued to retired members of the United States armed forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1476 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Sheffield, Ralph | et. al.
Relating to the creation of the veteran entrepreneur program by the Texas Veterans Commission. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1536 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the Texas military; imposing criminal penalties; authorizing fees. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1543 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the administration of the Texas B-On-time loan program to permit a portion of tuition set-asides to be used to fund tuition exemptions for veterans and other student financial assistance. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1552 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran who has been honorably discharged. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations No action taken in committee
SB 1553 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Relating to the Homes for Texas Heroes home loan program. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1669 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the regulation of motor vehicles by counties and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; authorizing a fee; creating an offense. Senate: Transportation Left pending in committee
SB 1674 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to accelerated educational programs offered by public institutions of higher education to qualified persons seeking licensure as physician assistants. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1683 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to providing a federal postcard applicant with a ballot for any election in which the applicant is eligible to vote. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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
SB 1807 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the display of flags at half-staff at state buildings to honor service members killed in action. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1879 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Lavender, George
Relating to the powers of the TexAmericas Center. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1892 83-0 (2013) Author: Garcia, Sylvia
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the composition of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services and coordinating workgroups established by the council. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
SCR 17 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Smith, Wayne
Urging Congress to restore the presumption of a service connection for Agent Orange exposure to United States Navy and United States Air Force veterans who served on the inland waterways, in the territorial waters, and in the airspace of the Republic of Vietnam and to institute a presumption of connection to employment for civilians exposed to Agent Orange in their workplaces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
SJR 16 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | 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 member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
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 59 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from county ad valorem taxation a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who has been honorably discharged. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations No action taken in committee
SR 352 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Recognizing military veterans of Texas who have returned to school. Reported enrolled
SR 1079 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1158. Reported enrolled
HB 26 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to a freeze on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a taxing unit on the residence homestead of an eligible person who is a member of a reserve component of the United States armed forces and is ordered to active military duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 55 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to the use of the Texas Enterprise Fund for veterans hospitals. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 72 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to exempting certain military personnel from motor vehicle registration fees. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 74 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to persons authorized to control the disposition of the remains of certain members of the United States armed forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 80 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to registration with the Selective Service System of certain applicants for a driver's license or personal identification certificate. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Laid on the table subject to call
HB 83 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to compensation and employment benefits for members of the state military forces called to state active duty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
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 111 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the adoption of voting procedures necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 143 82-0 (2011) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to certain family members of a person who dies while serving in the United States armed forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 169 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to placement of public school students in Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs as an alternative in certain circumstances to placement in disciplinary or juvenile justice alternative education programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 205 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to the imposition by certain municipalities and municipal transit departments of the local sales and use tax in certain federal military installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 235 82-0 (2011) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Relating to the first day of instruction for a school year in school districts in which a certain percentage of the students are military dependents. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 282 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to an analysis by the adjutant general of facility needs of state military forces before grants or conveyances of real property. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/11
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 347 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to the eligibility of certain members of the Texas State Guard or Texas National Guard for burial in the state cemetery. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 375 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to establishing veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 388 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the designation of segments of State Highways 359, 16, and 285 as the Veterans of the Korean War Memorial Highway. House: Transportation
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
No action taken in committee
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 447 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the powers of a defense base development authority. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/11
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 475 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to authorizing the adjutant general to operate post exchanges on state military property. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 522 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheffield, Ralph | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle use tax for motor vehicles brought into this state by military service members serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
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 559 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheffield, Ralph | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to Bronze Star Medal and Bronze Star Medal with Valor specialty license plates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
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 585 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to awards for certain members of the state military forces inducted into federal service in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, and Enduring Freedom. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 586 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to the eligibility of certain members of the Texas State Guard or Texas National Guard for burial in the state cemetery. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HB 635 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to a grace period to cure a default before foreclosure of certain contract liens on the residence of certain surviving spouses of military servicemembers and to the eligibility of the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran to pay ad valorem taxes imposed on a residence homestead in installments. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 640 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for military servicemembers serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 644 82-0 (2011) Author: Orr, Rob Relating to the period in which a public entity, public work, or state agency must respond to a complaint filed by a person entitled to an employment preference. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
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 685 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the authority of the attorney representing the state to dismiss a criminal action based on the commission of a nonviolent offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 767 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
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 866 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to tuition assistance for members of the Texas State Guard. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
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 938 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for women veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 950 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to eligibility for and the establishment of service credit in the Employees Retirement System of Texas for military service. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 953 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to consumer debt owed by certain military servicemembers. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 973 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to awards for certain members of the state military forces who were inducted into or served in federal military service in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, and Enduring Freedom. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1039 82-0 (2011) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to death benefits for eligible survivors of certain Texas National Guard members. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1080 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to an exemption for active duty personnel and certain veterans from the requirement to complete the live firing portion of a hunter education program. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
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 1127 82-0 (2011) Author: Gutierrez, Roland
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to notice of relief available to certain members of the military required to be provided in certain real property documentation. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 1/1/12
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 1172 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to the use of the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1178 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to employment protection for members of the state military forces and specialty license plates for female members of the armed forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1274 82-0 (2011) Author: Pena, Aaron | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to an exemption from the payment of a toll for unmarked military vehicles conducting or training for emergency operations. House: Transportation
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 1329 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to a waiver of concealed handgun license fees for certain veterans of the military. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1353 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to speed limits. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1385 82-0 (2011) Author: Harless, Patricia Relating to personalization of certain license plates issued to veterans with disabilities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 1397 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to prohibiting nonjudicial foreclosure by a property owners' association on residences owned by certain members of the military. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1404 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheffield, Ralph | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to certain temporary orders in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship during a parent's military deployment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1408 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to combination resident hunting and fishing licenses for military personnel. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Left pending in committee
HB 1409 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the designation of a segment of State Highway 243 in Van Zandt County as the Veterans Memorial Parkway. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1432 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the creation, operation, and funding of the Texas Sustainable Youth Program. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 1469 82-0 (2011) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to exempting certain fraternal and veterans organizations from certain bond requirements to obtain an alcoholic beverage permit or license. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1502 82-0 (2011) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to allowing military voters on active duty overseas to receive and cast a ballot electronically. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1509 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Relating to notice of the construction or expansion of a wind-powered electric generation facility located near a federally owned or operated radar installation or military installation. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1514 82-0 (2011) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the issuance to veterans of specially marked driver's licenses. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1516 82-0 (2011) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Relating to excused absences from public school for the purpose of enlisting in the armed services. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
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 1574 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John | et. al. Relating to including certain veterans service organizations as small businesses for the purpose of state contracting. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1665 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Susan
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the notification requirements regarding certain land use regulations in an area near military facilities. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 1701 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the physical demonstration of proficiency portion of the proficiency examination to obtain or renew a concealed handgun license for certain persons. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 1784 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to requiring an interagency memorandum of understanding regarding the Public Assistance Reporting Information System and to the use of data from that system. House: Human Services
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
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 1880 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to a limitation on the appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of certain residence homesteads of certain veterans. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2042 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to defense base development authorities, including the powers of an authority and the taxation of certain tangible personal property located on the base property for which the authority is established. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 2043 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to the taxation of certain tangible personal property located inside a defense base development authority. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Postponed
HB 2083 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to notice of and issuance of a permit for the construction or expansion of a wind-powered electric generation facility located near a federally owned or operated radar installation or military installation. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2122 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to certain state attorneys called into active duty military service. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2138 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the search for and rescue of victims of water-oriented accidents. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
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 2173 82-0 (2011) Author: Torres, Raul | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to the adoption of certain voting procedures and to certain elections, including procedures necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, deadlines for declaration of candidacy and dates for certain elections, and to terms of certain elected officials. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
House appoints conferees-reported
HB 2247 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the eligibility of the adjutant general's department to receive Foundation School Program funding for students enrolled in the Texas ChalleNGe Academy. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 2371 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to the designation of a segment of State Highway 71 as the 95th Division Memorial Highway. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 2417 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to the Texas Code of Military Justice. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2475 82-0 (2011) Author: Aliseda, Jose Relating to vehicle registration requirements for deployed active military personnel. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 2562 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the absence of a student from school to visit with a parent or guardian who will be or has been deployed on military duty. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2597 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John Relating to resident tuition rates and fees for certain civilian employees and private contractors at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2624 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheffield, Ralph
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to procedures applicable in circumstances involving family violence or other criminal conduct and military personnel. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2654 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to an exclusion from unemployment compensation chargebacks for certain employers of uniformed service members. House: Economic & Small Business Development Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2688 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to tuition and scholarships and fee exemptions for certain members of the armed services and certain military veterans attending institutions of higher education. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Left pending in committee
HB 2705 82-0 (2011) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain Texas military veterans. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2851 82-0 (2011) Author: Mallory Caraway, Barbara
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to deferral of certain surcharge payments for military personnel deployed outside of the continental United States. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2894 82-0 (2011) Author: Torres, Raul Relating to discount programs for members of the armed services provided by toll project entities. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2905 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel, veterans, and dependents residing in this state. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2925 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the extension of consumer credit to certain members of the Texas National Guard and armed forces of the United States and their dependents; providing a penalty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 2928 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to privileged parking for recipients of the Silver Star Medal. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2948 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to the designation of certain highways as part of the Purple Heart Trail. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 3033 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to retirement under public retirement systems for employees of certain municipalities. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3074 82-0 (2011) Author: Veasey, Marc Relating to eligibility for tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel, veterans, and dependents residing in this state. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3153 82-0 (2011) Author: Torres, Raul Relating to the free admission to state parks for the parents of deceased members of the armed services House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3179 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to contributions to the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 3237 82-0 (2011) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Women Veterans Program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
No action taken in committee
HB 3355 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to purchase of service credit in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3470 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Diane | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve | et. al.
Relating to the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 3495 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to workers' compensation death benefit eligibility for certain spouses of certain peace officers killed in the line of duty. House: State Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3533 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to granting certain local governments general zoning authority around certain military facilities; providing a penalty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3580 82-0 (2011) Author: Frullo, John
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for surviving spouses of disabled veterans of the United States armed forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3585 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the adoption of voting procedures necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3786 82-0 (2011) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al. Relating to the requirements for certain extensions of credit to consumers. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HCR 148 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Requesting that the Governor return H.B. No. 74 to the House of Representatives. Signed by the Governor
HCR 158 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Urging the federal government to grant a conditional green card to certain noncitizens to allow them to enlist in the United States armed forces and urging the federal government to award citizenship to these immigrants upon the completion of four years of honorable military service. House: State Affairs Received from the House
HCR 163 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Convening a joint memorial session to honor Texans killed while serving in the Global War on Terrorism, commemorating Memorial Day 2011, and paying tribute to all those who have died in the service of the United States. Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 17 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision to establish a freeze on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by the political subdivision on the residence homestead of an eligible person who is a member of a reserve component of the United States armed forces and is ordered to active military duty. 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 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 108 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a limitation on the appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of certain residence homesteads of certain veterans. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HR 784 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken Urging the United States Congress to fully support operations and joint force structure at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 1266 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Van Honoring the military personnel from Texas who have served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. Reported enrolled
HR 1684 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Commending President Barack Obama, intelligence personnel, and members of the armed forces for the successful completion of their operation. Filed
HR 1694 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Commending President Barack Obama, intelligence personnel, and members of the armed forces for the successful completion of their operation. Reported enrolled
HR 1758 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Commemorating the Kerr County "God Bless America" rally and honoring members of the U.S. military and CIA and others responsible for bringing Osama bin Laden to justice. Reported enrolled
HR 1971 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Urging the nation's commander in chief, the executive branch of the federal government, and the United States Congress to assign top priority to alleviating the backlog of disability claims by U.S. veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HR 2684 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Van Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 100. Reported enrolled
HR 2787 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John Recognizing the Honor and Remember Flag and paying tribute to the men and women of the U.S. armed forces who gave their lives in our country's service. Reported enrolled
SB 34 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Hernandez Luna, Ana
Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Women Veterans Program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Transferred to Calendars Committee
SB 58 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Pena | et. al.
Relating to the designation of segments of State Highway 359, State Highway 16, and State Highway 285 as the Veterans of the Korean War Memorial Highway. House: Transportation
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 99 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to persons authorized to control the disposition of the remains of certain members of the United States armed forces. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 100 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to the adoption of certain voting procedures and to certain elections, including procedures necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, deadlines for declaration of candidacy and dates for certain elections, and to terms of certain elected officials. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 101 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Farias, Joe
Relating to the regulation of nonjudicial foreclosure on residences owned by certain members of the military, including foreclosure by a property owners' association. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 132 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to registration with the Selective Service System of certain applicants for a driver's license or personal identification certificate. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 150 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Miller, Sid
Relating to granting limited state law enforcement authority to special agents of the Office of Inspector General of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and to updating certain references related to the grant of that authority to other federal law enforcement personnel. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
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 254 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to the extension of consumer credit to certain members of the Texas National Guard and armed forces of the United States and their dependents; providing a penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 327 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Garza, John
Relating to including certain veterans service organizations as small businesses for the purpose of state contracting. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
SB 356 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Kleinschmidt, Tim
Relating to awards for certain members of the state military forces inducted into federal service in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, and Enduring Freedom. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
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 369 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for women veterans. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Co-author authorized
SB 431 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Smith, Wayne
Relating to the use of fraudulent or fictitious military records; creating an offense. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 439 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Sheets, Kenneth
Relating to an exclusion from unemployment compensation chargebacks for certain employers of uniformed service members. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 451 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to death benefits for eligible survivors of certain Texas National Guard members. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Committee report printed and distributed
SB 461 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Huberty, Dan
Relating to the design and issuance of license plates for United States paratroopers. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 495 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle use tax for motor vehicles brought into this state by certain military personnel or retired military personnel. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 497 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to the construction or expansion of a wind-powered electric generation facility located near a federally owned or operated radar installation or military installation; providing an administrative penalty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
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 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 560 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel, veterans, and dependents residing in this state. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Veteran Affairs & Military Instal
SB 639 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel, veterans, and dependents residing in this state. House: Higher Education
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 690 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Miller, Sid
Relating to the enforcement of a self-service storage facility lien; providing a penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/12
SB 743 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al.
Sponsor: Kleinschmidt, Tim
Relating to the designation of a segment of State Highway 71 as the 95th Division Memorial Highway. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
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 818 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to certain temporary orders in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship during a parent's military deployment. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
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 896 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Laubenberg, Jodie
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to certain family members of a person who dies while serving in the United States armed forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 910 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M.
Relating to certain state attorneys called into active duty military service. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 922 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al. Relating to the designation of a segment of State Highway 243 in Van Zandt County as the Veterans Memorial Parkway. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Co-author authorized
SB 966 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to high school diplomas for certain military veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 988 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a cybersecurity, education, and economic development council. House: Technology
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1002 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Menendez, Jose
Relating to the designation of program costs for providing bill payment assistance to certain military veterans as a necessary operating expense that is a first lien against revenue of certain electric and gas utilities' revenue securing certain public securities or obligations. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1015 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to reporting on the operation and status of veterans homes operated in this state. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Veteran Affairs & Military Instal
SB 1053 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to notice of and issuance of a permit for the construction or expansion of a wind-powered electric generation facility located near a federally owned or operated radar installation or military installation. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1088 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the imposition by certain municipalities and municipal transit departments of the local sales and use tax in certain federal military installations. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1089 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by the surviving spouse or surviving minor children of a member of the armed forces of the United States who dies while on active duty. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1159 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Jackson, Jim
Relating to an exception to the residency requirements for filing a suit for dissolution of a marriage in this state for certain spouses of military personnel. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1189 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to exempting certain fraternal and veterans organizations from certain bond requirements to obtain an alcoholic beverage permit or license. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1307 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Pena, Aaron
Relating to an exemption from the payment of a toll for unmarked military vehicles conducting or training for emergency operations. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1311 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M. | et. al.
Relating to the designation of certain highways as part of the Purple Heart Trail. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 1390 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the eligibility of the Texas ChalleNGe Academy to receive Foundation School Program funding. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1477 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Kleinschmidt, Tim
Relating to differential pay and benefits for certain employees of emergency services districts who are members of the armed forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1493 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Farias, Joe
Relating to the directors of a defense base management authority and to a study on the effectiveness of the authority. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1547 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the foreclosure of certain property associations' assessment liens. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1621 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to establishing veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1635 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy
Sponsor: Farias, Joe
Relating to contributions to the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1645 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the authority to create and operate a defense adjustment management authority. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Received from the Senate
SB 1646 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the powers and duties of a defense base management authority. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Veteran Affairs & Military Instal
SB 1660 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol
Relating to certain unclaimed property of veterans and veterans' families. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1668 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Relating to purchase of service credit in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1723 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their spouses and dependent children for under-enrolled undergraduate classes at public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education No action taken in committee
SB 1732 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to authorizing the adjutant general to operate post exchanges on state military property. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1733 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Menendez, Jose
Relating to the occupational licensing of spouses of members of the military. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1734 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Zedler, Bill | et. al.
Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain Texas military veterans. House: Higher Education
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1736 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Castro, Joaquin | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of the College Credit for Heroes program. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1737 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to accrual and use of leave of absence for certain training or duty, including military training or duty, by public employees and officers. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1739 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to the use of the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1755 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Smith, Wayne
Relating to the issuance of certain specialty license plates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1766 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to the Texas Code of Military Justice. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 1796 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Miller, Sid
Relating to the creation of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1862 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to certain extensions of credit to consumers. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
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
SJR 32 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by the surviving spouse or surviving minor children of a member of the armed forces of the United States who dies while on active duty. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SR 889 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Recognizing the devotion and sacrifice of the members of the United States military who so honorably serve our country. Reported enrolled
SR 1050 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John Urging the nation's commander in chief, the executive branch of the federal government, and the United States Congress to assign top priority to alleviating the backlog of disability claims by United States veterans. Received by the Secretary of the Senate
SR 1249 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 100. Reported enrolled
HCR 11 82-1 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Urging the federal government to grant a conditional green card to certain noncitizens to allow them to enlist in the United States armed forces and urging the federal government to award citizenship to these immigrants upon the completion of four years of honorable military service. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 2 82-1 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Urging the federal government to grant a conditional green card to certain noncitizens to allow them to enlist in the United States armed forces and urging the federal government to award citizenship to these immigrants upon the completion of four years of honorable military service. Filed
SR 134 82-1 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Recognizing the Texans who have served their country in the military forces. Reported enrolled
HB 38 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank | et. al. Relating to resident tuition rates at public institutions of higher education for certain veterans and their spouses and children. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
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 63 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to the conservatorship or possession of, or access to, a child by a parent who is deployed by the military. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 69 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a taxing unit on the residence homestead of an eligible person who is a member of a reserve component of the United States armed forces and is ordered to active military duty. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 71 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the establishment of a program to provide a ballot by electronic mail to military personnel serving overseas and their spouses and dependents residing overseas. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HB 143 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to granting certain counties regulatory authority around military facilities in certain circumstances; providing a penalty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 174 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Susan | et. al. Relating to adoption of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
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 269 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to course credit for certain students at a public institution of higher education. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 333 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al. Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for the spouses of certain military personnel. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 341 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of the residence homesteads of military servicemembers who are serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 342 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Relating to a consumer debt owed by certain military personnel called to active duty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 343 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Relating to consumer debt owed by certain military servicemembers. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 359 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the absence of a student from public school to visit with a parent who has been or will be deployed to a combat zone. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
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 409 81-0 (2009) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to an award of additional periods of possession of or access to a child for certain conservators who have returned from active military deployment. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 503 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to adoption of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 542 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to placement of public school students in Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs as an alternative in certain circumstances to placement in disciplinary or juvenile justice alternative education programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 618 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to privileged parking for certain veterans and military award recipients. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 697 81-0 (2009) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to a study of the feasibility of creating a job training program for certain individuals discharged from the Texas National Guard. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
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 812 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for the spouses of certain military personnel. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 949 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the authority of the attorney representing the state to dismiss a criminal action based on the commission of a nonviolent offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
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 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 1013 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate the installation and use of lighting in certain areas. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
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 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 1165 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the Texas Code of Military Justice. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1172 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain partially disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1183 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the issuance of Bronze Star specialty license plates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 1292 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of a member of a reserve component of the United States armed forces who is serving on active duty during a war or national emergency. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1299 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to the fund for veterans' assistance and the creation of a lottery game to benefit the fund. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1302 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the authority of certain school districts to enter into property tax abatement agreements in connection with realigned or closed military facilities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1345 81-0 (2009) Author: Menendez, Jose
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to titles by which certain officers of a defense base development authority may be known. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: S/C on Base Realignment and Closure
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1353 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to permitting certain military attorneys to represent military personnel and their dependents in civil proceedings before the courts of this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 1415 81-0 (2009) Author: Crabb, Joe Relating to the design and issuance of license plates for United States paratroopers. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 1452 81-0 (2009) Author: Eissler, Rob | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to participation in job training and employment assistance programs by veterans and other covered persons. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 1466 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the theft of a military grave marker. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 1502 81-0 (2009) Author: Veasey, Marc Relating to tuition exemptions at public institutions of higher education for dependents of certain military personnel deployed in combat zones. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1550 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to the tuition and fee exemption available to certain military personnel and their dependents and to permitting those personnel to transfer the exemption to a child. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
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 1607 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to compensation and employment benefits for members of the Texas State Guard called to state active duty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 1623 81-0 (2009) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al. Relating to exempting certain fraternal and veterans organizations from certain bond requirements to obtain an alcoholic beverage permit or license. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1636 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to the accrual of vacation and sick leave for certain state employees on a military leave of absence. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 1661 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of $60,000 of the appraised value of the residence homesteads of military servicemembers who are serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1725 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al. Relating to an allotment under the foundation school program for certain students who are military dependents. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1763 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the organization of the adjutant general's department. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1832 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to the issuance of French Legion of Honor specialty license plates. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 1838 81-0 (2009) Author: Maldonado, Diana Relating to eligibility for and the establishment of service credit in the Employees Retirement System of Texas for military service. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 1842 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the authority of certain school districts to enter into property tax abatement agreements in connection with realigned or closed military facilities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2011 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen | et. al. Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for active and former members of the United States Army Special Forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
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 2056 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to granting certain local governments general zoning authority around certain military facilities; providing a penalty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2140 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain veterans of the Texas State Guard. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2217 81-0 (2009) Author: Flores, Kino | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to partnering with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies to establish a veterans hospital in the Rio Grande Valley region of the state. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 2252 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to grants for local areas adversely affected by a reduction in defense-related activity. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2359 81-0 (2009) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to eligibility for burial in the State Cemetery. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HB 2372 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to the criteria for awarding certain medals to members of the armed forces from Texas. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2408 81-0 (2009) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to the extension of consumer credit to certain members of the Texas National Guard and armed forces of the United States and their dependents; providing a penalty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Subcommittee members named
HB 2492 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the creation, operation, and funding of the Texas Sustainable Youth Program. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2546 81-0 (2009) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2689 81-0 (2009) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon Relating to funding for the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2727 81-0 (2009) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to resident tuition rates at public institutions of higher education for children of certain military personnel. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
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 2768 81-0 (2009) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to applicability of fee exemptions for military personnel and their children to certain course fees charged by public technical institutes and public state colleges. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2806 81-0 (2009) Author: Maldonado, Diana | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the reinstatement of a firefighter or police officer to a previously held position based on seniority on the return of another firefighter or police officer from a military leave of absence. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2849 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David Relating to creating an identification card for veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2919 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Susan | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the regulation of land use and the creation of regional military sustainability commissions to ensure compatible development with military installations in certain areas. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 2934 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain military servicemembers who have served in a hostile fire or imminent danger pay zone or a combat zone. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3071 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to benefits for members and veterans of the United States armed forces and the state military forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
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 3347 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to plan qualification provisions for and certain supplemental payments and health insurance deductions under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3452 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Armed Services Scholarship. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3511 81-0 (2009) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the making of the military salute to the Texas flag by veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
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 3620 81-0 (2009) Author: Shelton, Mark Relating to discount programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3643 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to public school prekindergarten classes. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 3660 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Wayne | et. al. Relating to creating a recognition day in honor of Vietnam veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee