Abbott Signs Hundreds Of Bills, Vetoes 5

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In the 84th Texas legislative session, hundreds of bills were passed and signed by Governor Greg Abbott and only five were vetoed.

Below is the list of bills that died on the governor’s desk:

HB 225 – Relating to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of a suspected overdose and a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.

HB 2788 – Relating to the authority of a retail public water utility to require an operator of a correctional facility to comply with water conservation measures.

HCR 84 – Commending mental health professionals on the occasion of National Mental Health Month. 

SB 359 – Relating to the authority of a peace officer to apprehend a person for emergency detention and the authority of certain facilities and physicians to temporarily detain a person with mental illness.

SB 408 – Relating to consideration of a bidder’s principal place of business in awarding certain county contracts.

Below is the list of bills Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law, so far, in the 84th Texas Legislation:

HB 4 Relating to pre-kindergarten, including a high quality pre-kindergarten grant program provided by public school districts. Effective immediately

HB 9 Relating to the Employees Retirement System of Texas. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 10 Relating to certain criminal and civil consequences of trafficking of persons, compelling prostitution, and certain other related criminal offenses; to the prevention, prosecution, and punishment of those offenses, and to compensation paid to victims of those offenses. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 11 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. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 12 Relating to the border prosecution unit. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 19 Relating to a preventive services program and mental health programs for veterans and military families. Effective immediately
 
HB 20 Relating to the operations of and transportation planning and expenditures by the Texas Department of Transportation and planning organizations. Effective immediately

HB 32 Relating to nearly $4,000,000,000 in tax relief for Texas businesses and homeowners
 
HB 39 Relating to guardianships for incapacitated persons and to substitutes for guardianships for certain adults with disabilities. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 40 Relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of this state to regulate oil and gas operations in this state and the express preemption of local regulation of those operations. Effective immediately
 
HB 48 Relating to the creation of a commission to review convictions after exoneration and to prevent wrongful convictions. Effective immediately
 
HB 75 Relating to the exemption from vehicle registration for certain farm vehicles owned by a farmers’ cooperative society or marketing association. Effective immediately
 
HB 104 Relating to the practice of barbering and cosmetology at certain events. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 115 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. Effective immediately
 
HB 120 Relating to the purchase of food and beverages by the Texas Division of Emergency Management for certain division personnel. Effective immediately
 
HB 122 Relating to the Texas Mobility Fund. Effective immediately
 
HB 127 Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Commendation Medal. Effective on 1/1/16
 
HB 158 Relating to the allocation and use of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 181 Relating to information printed by school districts on high school diplomas. Effective immediately
 
HB 188 Relating to the composition, duties, and continuation of the human trafficking prevention task force. Effective immediately
 
HB 219 Relating to the designation of Farm-to-Market Road 1293 in Hardin County as the Game Warden Wesley W. Wagstaff Memorial Highway. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 239 Relating to storage of flammable liquids at retail service stations in unincorporated areas and certain municipalities. Effective immediately
 
HB 275 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of farm products. Effective on 1/1/16
 
HB 280 Relating to the information required to be posted by the Texas Water Development Board on the board’s Internet website regarding the use of the state water implementation fund for Texas. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 369 Relating to designating May 24 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day. Effective immediately
 
HB 388 Relating to the duration of protective orders issued in cases of family violence against persons who are subsequently confined or imprisoned. Effective immediately
 
HB 389 Relating to the Montgomery County Hospital District. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 394 Relating to the information in ad valorem tax appraisal records that may not be posted on the Internet by an appraisal district. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 418 Relating to child victims of trafficking who are placed in secure foster homes. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 426 Relating to the acceptance of employment applications through the online system for listing state agency employment openings maintained by the Texas Workforce Commission. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 431 Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to examine and recommend revisions to any state laws pertaining to juvenile records. Effective immediately
 
HB 437 Relating to eligibility to participate in health benefit programs for certain state employees reemployed after military service. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 440 Relating to adapting the public school physical education curriculum to accommodate the needs of students with mental disabilities. Effective immediately
 
HB 441 Relating to the use of a court order as an occupational license. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 473 Relating to a prohibition on the sale or transfer of certain law enforcement vehicles before removal of certain equipment and insignia. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 495 Relating to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs. Effective immediately
 
HB 497 Relating to the applicability of the law governing saltwater pipeline facilities located in the vicinity of public roads. Effective immediately
 
HB 505 Relating to a prohibition of limitations on the number of dual credit courses or hours in which a public high school student may enroll. Effective immediately
 
HB 511 Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses committed against a person in custody. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 574 Relating to the operation of certain managed care plans with respect to certain physicians and health care providers; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 577 Relating to pay, benefits and requirements for state active duty service members. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 593 Relating to canine encounter training for peace officers. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 598 Relating to the designation of a segment of State Highway 21 in Nacogdoches County as the Bob Luman Memorial Highway. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 601 Relating to the premises covered by mixed beverage permits for certain county-owned facilities. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 606 Relating to a study on the benefits of prenatal surgical procedures to treat birth defects. Effective immediately
 
HB 635 Relating to the disposition of fetal remains. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 643 Relating to the procedures for discharging bail in certain criminal proceedings. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 658 Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Fort Bend County. Effective immediately
 
HB 671 Relating to an intercollegiate athletics fee at Stephen F. Austin State University; authorizing imposition of a fee. Effective immediately
 
HB 705 Relating to access to a financial institution account of a person who dies intestate. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 706 Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of property on which a solar or wind-powered energy device is installed or constructed. Effective on 1/1/16
 
HB 716 Relating to the certification of certain peace officers to enforce commercial motor vehicle safety standards. Effective immediately
 
HB 721 Relating to the hunting or fishing license fee waiver for certain disabled veterans. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 744 Relating to the purchase of certain insurance by public school districts. Effective immediately
 
HB 763 Relating to a petition to a state agency for adoption of rules. Effective immediately
 
HB 764 Relating to the use, collection, and security of health care data collected by the Department of State Health Services. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 789 Relating to license plates issued to retired members of the military. Effective on 1/1/16
 
HB 801 Relating to planning for the use of and liability resulting from prescribed burns by the Parks and Wildlife Department. Effective immediately
 
HB 819 Relating to the definition of a public health nuisance; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Effective immediately
 
HB 821 Relating to the requirements of certain minors applying for a hunting or fishing license. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 826 Relating to the provision of information relating to the modification of a child support order in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 834 Relating to the criteria for issuing a silver alert for a missing senior citizen. Effective immediately
 
HB 867 Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Women Veterans Program. Effective immediately
 
HB 872 Relating to the reactivation of a peace officer license; authorizing fees. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 875 Relating to the verification of the veteran status of inmates and prisoners. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 896 Relating to creating a criminal offense regarding the breach of computer security. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 903 Relating to the investment of a percentage of the economic stabilization fund balance in excess of the sufficient balance. Effective immediately
 
HB 904 Relating to the transfer of certain inmates to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice following pronouncement of the inmate’s sentence. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 908 Relating to the continuation and duties of the Red River Boundary Commission. Effective immediately
 
HB 931 Relating to an individual’s eligibility to receive unemployment compensation benefits on the individual’s waiting period claim. Effective on 9/1/15

HB 941 Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system. Effective on 9/1/15

HB 949 Relating to the obligation of certain retail public utilities to mitigate their system water loss. Effective immediately
 
HB 968 Relating to civil liability of shareholders and members of certain legal entities that engage in the trafficking of persons. Effective immediately
 
HB 975 Relating to charitable raffles conducted by certain professional sports team charitable foundations; creating a criminal offense. See remarks for effective date
HB 978 Relating to the designation of the Route 66 Historic Corridor. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1000 Relating to state support for general academic teaching institutions in this state. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1022 Relating to the eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of certain persons with a life estate in the homestead property. Effective on 1/1/16
 
HB 1040 Relating to the liability of certain sports officials and organizations. Effective immediately
 
HB 1042 Relating to the designation of a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir. Effective immediately
 
HB 1044 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. Effective immediately
 
HB 1051 Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Ellis County. Effective immediately
 
HB 1052 Relating to designating September as Hydrocephalus Awareness Month. Effective immediately
 
HB 1077 Relating to the membership of the Electrical Safety and Licensing Advisory Board. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1133 Relating to the composition of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1146 Relating to persons who may operate a public water supply system. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1148 Relating to the investment training requirement for certain municipal officers. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1180 Relating to certain information included on a searchable database on the Department of Family and Protective Services’ Internet website. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1187 Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle Memorial Highway. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1219 Relating to a provisional license to practice funeral directing or embalming; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1224 Relating to the purposes for which the assets of certain revolving funds administered by the Texas Water Development Board may be used. Effective immediately
 
HB 1232 Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board of the hydrology and geology of the confined and unconfined aquifers in this state. Effective immediately
 
HB 1246 Relating to the methods of delivery for required financial statement forms sent to certain municipal officeholders and candidates for municipal office. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1261 Relating to the comptroller’s report on the effect of certain tax provisions. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1264 Relating to the preservation of toxicological evidence collected in connection with certain intoxication offenses. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1293 Relating to the confidentiality of identifying information of victims of stalking; creating a criminal offense. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1321 Relating to route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1331 Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of certain waste arising out of or incidental to the drilling for or production of oil or gas. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1388 Relating to certain diseases or illnesses suffered by firefighters and emergency medical technicians. Effective immediately
 
HB 1415 Relating to establishment or use of cemeteries in certain municipalities. Effective immediately
 
HB 1417 Relating to peace officer identification cards. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1428 Relating to the administration of housing funds set aside for persons with disabilities through the homebuyer assistance program. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1430 Relating to the inclusion of mental health in the public services endorsement on a public school diploma and in information about health science career pathways. Effective immediately
 
HB 1443 Relating to the Texas Identification Number system. Effective immediately
 
HB 1464 Relating to the procedure for determining that certain land is no longer eligible for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1466 Relating to Parks and Wildlife Department procedures for the transfer of ownership of boats or outboard motors; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1500 Relating to certain temporary orders in a suit for modification of an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1546 Relating to the award of diligent participation credit to defendants confined in a state jail felony facility. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1560 Relating to investment options for property recovered in a suit by a next friend or guardian ad litem on behalf of a minor or incapacitated person. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1583 Relating to block scheduling for certain associate degree and certificate programs at public junior colleges. Effective immediately
 
HB 1584 Relating to a voluntary donation to the fund for veterans’ assistance when applying for a hunting or fishing license. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1606 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, including assumption of the duties of the Texas Skill Standards Board. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1662 Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges. Effective immediately
 
HB 1678 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1679 Relating to the continuation of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. Effective immediately
 
HB 1707 Relating to the methods by which a political subdivision may submit contributions to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1725 Relating to the composition of local boards of the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System. Effective immediately
 
HB 1740 Relating to the administration of rabies vaccine under a local rabies control program. Effective immediately
 
HB 1741 Relating to route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1756 Relating to the board of trustees of and distribution of certain benefits by a retirement system for firefighters in certain municipalities. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1769 Relating to requirements for assisted living facility license applicants. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1771 Relating to the donation of sick leave by state employees. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1779 Relating to the disclosure in certain judicial proceedings of confidential communications between a physician and a patient and confidential patient records. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1790 Relating to job performance on behalf of a fire fighter or police officer who is recovering from an off-duty injury. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1814 Relating to the online renewal of driver’s licenses of certain active duty military personnel and relatives. Effective immediately
 
HB 1833 Relating to agreements of certain counties to acquire, construct, maintain, or operate a toll bridge. Effective immediately
 
HB 1853 Relating to the removal of a tenant’s personal property after a writ of possession has been issued in an eviction suit. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1874 Relating to the establishment of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council. Effective immediately
 
HB 1881 Relating to authorizing certain private schools to charge fees for processing or handling certain payments or payment transactions. Effective immediately
 
HB 1914 Relating to the frequency with which the Board of Pardons and Paroles considers the eligibility of certain inmates for release on parole. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1925 Relating to the transfer of the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program to the Parks and Wildlife Department. Effective immediately
 
HB 1933 Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1934 Relating to the Beef Promotion and Research Council of Texas. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1937 Relating to procedures and eligibility for terminating participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas deferred retirement option plan. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 1945 Relating to the provision of direct primary care. Effective immediately
 
HB 1963 Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 87 as the Texas Game Warden Michael C. Pauling Memorial Highway. Effective immediately
 
HB 1964 Relating to certain convention center hotel projects. Effective immediately
 
HB 1992 Relating to the granting of undergraduate course credit by advanced placement examination at public institutions of higher education. Effective immediately
 
HB 1993 Relating to the authorization of independent school districts to use electronic means to notify parents of a student’s academic performance. Effective immediately
 
HB 2002 Relating to the recycling of county surplus or salvage property. Effective immediately
 
HB 2022 Relating to the maximum capacity of a container of wine sold to a retail dealer; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty. Effective immediately
 
HB 2038 Relating to legal representation for certain emergency services districts. Effective immediately
 
HB 2050 Relating to voter information provided by a voter registrar to the secretary of state. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2052 Relating to loss damage waivers in connection with the rental of certain heavy equipment; providing penalties. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2083 Relating to the determination of the appraised value of property for purposes of an ad valorem tax protest or appeal. Effective on 1/1/16
 
HB 2115 Relating to the initial inspection period for motor vehicles purchased by certain commercial fleet buyers. Effective immediately
 
HB 2119 Relating to charitable organizations, including charitable organizations that may conduct prescribed burning. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2135 Relating to the purchasing of a firearm of an honorably retired or deceased peace officer. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2145 Relating to provisional authority for certain individual insurance license applicants to act as insurance agents; authorizing a fee; requiring an occupational provisional permit; adding provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2152 Relating to the confidentiality of certain information concerning service members of the state military forces. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2154 Relating to the functions and operation of the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
 
HB 2167 Relating to certain images captured by an unmanned aircraft. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2179 Relating to hearings that concern the issuance of permits by a groundwater conservation district. Effective immediately
 
HB 2181 Relating to designating the Interstate Highway 45 causeway to Galveston the George and Cynthia Mitchell Memorial Causeway. Effective immediately
 
HB 2189 Relating to a developmentally disabled offender program established by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2193 Relating to the office of a public defender appointed by the Commissioners Court of Randall County. Effective immediately
 
HB 2208 Relating to access to criminal history record information by a county tax assessor-collector. Effective immediately
 
HB 2213 Relating to the tow rotation list in certain counties. Effective immediately
 
HB 2230 Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize an injection well used for oil and gas waste disposal to be used for the 
disposal of nonhazardous brine produced by a desalination operation or nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2244 Relating to the regulation of medical waste; adding and amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Effective immediately
 
HB 2272 Relating to surety bond requirements for reserve deputy sheriffs. Effective immediately
 
HB 2293 Relating to the certification by the comptroller to the commissioner of education of the taxable value of property in each school district. Effective on 1/1/16
 
HB 2339 Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in public entertainment facilities. Effective immediately
 
HB 2394 Relating to the compelled production of certain customer records by a financial institution. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2400 Relating to the sale of a new motor vehicle to certain manufacturers or distributors. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2410 Relating to the annual audit of the books and records of the Maverick County Hospital District. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2419 Relating to the relationship between the Estates Code and the former Texas Probate Code. See remarks for effective date
 
HB 2476 Relating to the operations of health care funding districts in certain counties located on the Texas-Mexico border. Effective immediately
 
HB 2491 Relating to licensing and appointment of title insurance escrow officers; changing the limit applicable to a fee; authorizing a fee. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2507 Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain equipment used for digital audio broadcasting. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2515 Relating to authority to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign trade zone at or adjacent to the Pharr port of entry. Effective immediately
 
HB 2519 Relating to expenditures made by emergency services districts and the sale of district property. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2557 Relating to certain hospital districts and to certain corporations or organizations formed by those districts. Effective immediately
 
HB 2559 Relating to leases and other agreements relating to real property entered into by certain hospital districts. Effective immediately
 
HB 2604 Relating to a concealed handgun license application that is submitted by a peace officer or a member of the state military forces. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2612 Relating to a report to the legislature regarding the elimination of toll roads. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2628 Relating to the development and alignment by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of curricula for certain educational programs. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2667 Relating to the abolishment of certain programs administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2712 Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to large data center projects from the sales and use tax. Effective immediately
 
HB 2717 Relating to the deregulation of hair braiding. Effective immediately
 
HB 2732 Relating to recovery of covered unemployment compensation debt through participation in the federal Treasury Offset Program. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2767 Relating to the powers, duties, and administration of groundwater conservation districts; amending provisions that authorize fees. Effective immediately
 
HB 2771 Relating to employment activities of certain emergency response personnel for purposes of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2809 Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties. Effective immediately
 
HB 2813 Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer screening. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2878 Relating to certain qualified residential rental assistance projects financed by private activity bonds. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2894 Relating to the election of certain county bail bond board members. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 2900 Relating to compliance with federal voting system standards. Effective immediately
 
HB 2913 Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties. Effective immediately
 
HB 3031 Relating to the decertification of a certified capital company. Effective immediately
 
HB 3062 Relating to the Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Program. Effective immediately
 
HB 3067 Relating to the amount that may be donated by contract by certain populous counties to crime stoppers or crime prevention organizations. Effective immediately
 
HB 3074 Relating to the provision of artificially administered nutrition and hydration and life-sustaining treatment. Signed by the Governor
 
HB 3185 Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties. Effective immediately
 
HB 3211 Relating to training requirements for peace officers appointed to supervisory positions. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 3236 Relating to the extension of the portion of U.S. Highway 290 in Harris County designated as the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 3245 Relating to qualified nonprofit corporations acting for and on behalf of two or more cities. Effective immediately
 
HB 3327 Relating to a grant program to fund domestic violence high risk teams. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 3337 Relating to training and education for state agency administrators and employees. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 3513 Relating to the Fisher County Hospital District. Effective immediately
 
HB 3536 Relating to the appointment of the commissioners of certain financial regulatory agencies by the Finance Commission of Texas. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 3538 Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act of 2008. 
 
HB 3555 Relating to certain administrative procedures and enforcement authority relating to state banks, state trust companies, and bank holding companies. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 3628 Relating to the adoption by the Department of Public Safety of rules governing the use of unmanned aircraft in the Capitol Complex; creating a criminal offense. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 3633 Relating to reimbursement for the costs of legal services provided to an indigent defendant in a criminal case. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HB 3741 Relating to standards for elevators, escalators, and related equipment; authorizing a fee. Effective immediately
 
HB 3858 Relating to fees charged by the Coastal Bend Groundwater Conservation District. Effective immediately
 
HB 3994 Relating to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor and associated requirements; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Signed by the Governor
 
HB 4126 Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 218; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes. Effective on 9/1/15
 
HCR 33 In memory of Dr. Barry B. Thompson, The Texas A&M University System chancellor emeritus and Tarleton State University president emeritus. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 34 Directing DPS to name the new crime lab in Laredo the Oscar “O. J.” Hale Crime Lab. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 38 Congratulating the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce on its receipt of five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 43 Designating Dripping Springs as the Wedding Capital of Texas. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 44 In memory of U.S. Army Sergeant Gilberto Lopez Sanchez of New Braunfels. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 45 Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, January 22, 2015, and ending on Monday, January 26, 2015. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 47 Congratulating San Patricio County Judge Terry Simpson on being named the 2014 Newsmaker of the Year by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 48 Inviting the governor to address a joint session of the legislature on February 17, 2015. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 58 Commemorating the life of Charlie Brown. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 60 Honoring the Garza family of Peitas for their record of accomplishments in higher education. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 65 Designating the western honey bee as the official State Pollinator of Texas. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 69 Designating the city of Jasper as the official Butterfly Capital of Texas. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 70 Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument at the state Capitol Complex, at a site outside the historic Capitol grounds, honoring veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 79 Recognizing musician Phil Collins as an honorary Texan and commending him for his donation of Alamo artifacts to the State of Texas. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 86 In memory of Amarillo City Council member James Harold Simms. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 87 In memory of Gene Earl Parker of Amarillo. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 88 In memory of El Paso Constable Robert Parker White. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 92 Congratulating Dr. Stephen C. Head on his appointment as president of the Lone Star College System. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 93 Designating Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of Texas. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 100 Commemorating the centennial of the King Ranch Main House. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 116 Paying tribute to the memory of Thomas J. Lee, the first Asian American to serve in the Texas Legislature. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 99 In memory of David Michael Braun of Nassau Bay. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 114 Recognizing the Operation Blue Shield initiative. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 129 Paying tribute to the U.S. military personnel from Texas who lost their lives in the line of duty. Signed by the Governor
 
HCR 110 Recognizing May 2015 as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Month. Signed by the Governor
 
SB 18 Relating to measures to support or enhance graduate medical education in this state, including the transfer of certain assets from the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association to the permanent fund supporting graduate medical education and the authority of the association to issue new policies. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 20 Relating to state agency contracting. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 31 Relating to the authority of certain volunteer firefighter and emergency services organizations to hold tax-free sales or auctions. Effective immediately
 
SB 34 Relating to a report concerning information security for this state’s information resources. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 42 Relating to the selection process for student members of the board of regents of a state university or state university system. Effective immediately
 
SB 44 Relating to matching private grants given to enhance additional research activities at institutions of higher education. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 45 Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 37 as the Trooper Terry Wayne Miller Memorial Highway. Effective immediately
 
SB 55 Relating to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans and their families. Effective immediately
 
SB 60 Relating to video recordings made by children’s advocacy centers. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 66 Relating to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on public school and open-enrollment charter school campuses and at or in transit to or from off-campus school events. Effective immediately
 
SB 94 Relating to certain fees charged for the adjudication of pharmacy benefit claims. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 97 Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, and tobacco products; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. See remarks for effective date
 
SB 112 Relating to the authority of a magistrate to prohibit certain communications in an order for emergency protection; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Effective immediately
 
SB 125 Relating to certain assessments for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 140 Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for telecommunications services used for the navigation of certain farm and ranch machinery and equipment. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 149 Relating to alternative methods for satisfying certain public high school graduation requirements, including the use of individual graduation committees. Effective immediately
 
SB 172 Relating to the addition of certain substances to Penalty Groups 1-A and 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act for criminal prosecution and other purposes. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 173 Relating to the designation for criminal prosecution and other purposes of certain chemicals commonly referred to as synthetic cannabinoids as controlled substances and controlled substance analogues under the Texas Controlled Substances Act. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 193 Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military medals. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 203 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Health Services Authority as a quasi-governmental entity and the electronic exchange of health care information. See remarks for effective date
 
SB 219 Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees. Effective immediately
 
SB 227 Relating to the designation of a segment of Farm-to-Market Road 624 in McMullen County as the Game Warden James E. Daughtrey Memorial Highway. Effective immediately
 
SB 239 Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 272 Relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Special Olympics Texas fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration. Effective on 1/1/16
 
SB 288 Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 16 in Young County as the Texas Game Warden Joseph Marshall Evans Memorial Highway. Effective immediately
 
SB 292 Relating to a request for a waiver of the waiting period before human remains may be cremated. Effective immediately
 
SB 293 Relating to a clarification of the law governing eligibility of certain events for funding under the Major Events trust fund. Effective immediately
 
SB 306 Relating to the information included in the annual report of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 308 Relating to the powers and duties of campus police departments at private institutions of higher education. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 314 Relating to appointment of a nonparent as managing conservator of a child. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 317 Relating to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Effective immediately
 
SB 339 Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis and the regulation of related organizations and individuals; requiring a dispensing organization to obtain a license to dispense low-THC cannabis and any employee of a dispensing organization to obtain a registration; authorizing fees. Effective immediately
 
SB 344 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of online solicitation of a minor. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 363 Relating to the election dates for directors of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 367 Relating to the unauthorized use of an alcoholic beverage permit or license; providing a criminal penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 373 Relating to increased oversight by the Department of State Health Services of hospitals that commit certain violations. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 374 Relating to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 378 Relating to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 381 Relating to tort liability arising from a volunteer’s operation of a Parks and Wildlife Department motor-driven vehicle or motor-driven equipment. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 383 Relating to the time of delivery to the early voting ballot board for ballots voted by mail in certain counties. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 389 Relating to the placement of military occupational specialty codes on certain notices of state agency employment openings. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 415 Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 685 in Travis County as the Deputy Jessica Hollis Memorial Highway. Effective immediately
 
SB 425 Relating to health care information provided by and notice of facility fees charged by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 431 Relating to the deadline for filing a candidate’s personal financial statement. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 435 Relating to the powers and duties of a county treasurer. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 449 Relating to the titling, registration, and operation of an autocycle. Effective immediately
 
SB 450 Relating to the liability of a political subdivision of this state for certain claims relating to land acquired by the political subdivision under certain circumstances. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 455 Relating to special three-judge district courts convened to hear certain cases. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 458 Relating to the aerospace and aviation office of the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office and to the aerospace and aviation advisory committee. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 461 Relating to false or misleading packaging, labeling, or advertising of certain abusable synthetic substances; providing civil penalties; creating a criminal offense. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 463 Relating to the restructuring of certain fund accounts of the Texas County and District Retirement System. Effective immediately
 
SB 473 Relating to defenses and exceptions to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain prohibited explosive weapons, firearms, and related items. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 487 Relating to postconviction forensic DNA analysis. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 489 Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 87 in Howard County as the William B. Crooker Memorial Highway. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 498 Relating to building code requirements for residential property insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. Effective immediately
 
SB 503 Relating to financial assistance to local governmental entities affected by the realignment of defense jobs or facilities. Effective immediately
 
SB 505 Relating to painting and marking requirements for certain meteorological evaluation towers; creating an offense. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 529 Relating to the eligibility of a landman for unemployment compensation. Effective immediately
 
SB 534 Relating to the oath of a person admitted to practice law in the State of Texas. Effective immediately
 
SB 540 Relating to the hours during which a holder of a retail dealer’s on-premise late hours license may sell beer. Effective immediately
 
SB 562 Relating to annual permits to move certain equipment; authorizing a fee. Effective immediately
 
SB 572 Relating to certain title insurance policy liability and reinsurance requirements. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 574 Relating to the creation of the State Cemetery preservation trust fund. Effective immediately
 
SB 578 Relating to providing inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice with information regarding reentry and reintegration resources. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 584 Relating to the indexing of correction instruments in a county index to real property records. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 596 Relating to the imposition of the student centers fee at Texas Woman’s University. Effective immediately
 
SB 607 Relating to the Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 627 Relating to certain defenses to libel actions. Effective immediately
 
SB 632 Relating to the creation of the governor’s university research initiative and to the abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 641 Relating to debit card or stored value card surcharges; providing a civil penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 653 Relating to increasing the amount of burial benefits required to be paid by an insurance carrier under the workers’ compensation system. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 655 Relating to own risk and solvency assessment by insurers and insurance groups; providing a penalty. Effective immediately
 
SB 656 Relating to perpetual care cemeteries. Effective immediately
 
SB 660 Relating to regional coordinators within the veteran entrepreneur program. Effective immediately
 
SB 671 Relating to the designation of Loop 567 in Granbury as the Deputy Sergeant Lance McLean Memorial Highway. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 678 Relating to coordinated county transportation authorities. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 679 Relating to public meetings of joint airport boards. Effective immediately
 
SB 680 Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages in areas annexed or owned by certain municipalities. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 685 Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to the education research center advisory board. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 686 Relating to the Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 695 Relating to a study of the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 700 Relating to the use of electronic processes by and electronic information submitted to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission; authorizing a fee. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 709 Relating to procedures for certain environmental permit applications. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 734 Relating to the setting of annual interest rates for utility deposits by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 737 Relating to certain protective orders and magistrate’s orders for emergency protection. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 742 Relating to the issuance of Texas Medical Center specialty license plates. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 755 Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to certain computer program transactions. Effective immediately
 
SB 774 Relating to studies on the rates of electric utilities. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 782 Relating to the investigation by the commissioner of insurance of acts of insurance fraud. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 783 Relating to the development of antifraud educational programs by the Texas Department of Insurance and acceptance of gifts, grants, and donations for the department’s fraud unit. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 784 Relating to collection and use of certain information reported to and by the Texas Department of Insurance and certain approval authority and hearings held in connection with reported information. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 788 Relating to requiring direct access to 9-1-1 service from certain telephone systems and equivalent systems that use Internet Protocol enabled services. Effective immediately
 
SB 797 Relating to a grant program to reduce wait times for agricultural inspections of vehicles at ports of entry along the Texas-Mexico border. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 804 Relating to the period of eligibility for support from the universal service plan for certain providers. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 805 Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran’s employment preference. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 807 Relating to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 810 Relating to the authority of an independent school district to contract with a municipality for the design, improvement, or construction of an instructional facility, stadium, or other athletic facility. Effective immediately
 
SB 812 Relating to the appointment of an associate judge in a family law proceeding involving a name change. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 814 Relating to waivers of citation in certain family law suits. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 815 Relating to a temporary restraining order for preservation of property and protection of the parties in a suit for the dissolution of marriage. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 817 Relating to the issuance of a protective order and the appointment of a managing conservator in certain family law proceedings. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 832 Relating to the coordinating workgroups of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 835 Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of fraudulent or fictitious military record. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 836 Relating to management services for the physical facilities of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Texas School for the Deaf. Effective immediately
 
SB 850 Relating to a public duty justification for conduct of a service member of the Texas military forces. Effective immediately
 
SB 853 Relating to the signature requirement for a sales tax permit application filed electronically. Effective immediately
 
SB 854 Relating to the renewal or amendment of certain permits issued by groundwater conservation districts. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 859 Relating to partnerships and limited liability companies. See remarks for effective date
 
SB 860 Relating to corporations and fundamental business transactions. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 862 Relating to voting methods in a property owners’ association election or vote. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 864 Relating to secret ballots in a property owners’ association election or vote. Effective immediately
 
SB 875 Relating to the regulation of state trust companies. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 888 Relating to the appeal of waiver of jurisdiction and transfer to criminal court in juvenile cases. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 899 Relating to the regulation of money services businesses; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 901 Relating to the amount of temporary income benefits to which an injured employee is entitled under the workers’ compensation system. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 903 Relating to procedures for the management, sale, or lease of certain state-owned real property and the management or collection of related funds, including disputed oil and gas royalties owed to the state. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 909 Relating to the county courts at law in Bexar County. Effective on 9/1/15
SB 912 Relating to a volume-based exemption from reporting requirements for certain accidental discharges or spills from wastewater facilities. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 914 Relating to a council on long-term care facility surveys and informal dispute resolution. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 918 Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran’s organization. Effective on 1/1/16
 
SB 925 Relating to providing training academies for public school teachers who provide reading instruction to students in kindergarten through grade three. Effective immediately
SB 928 Relating to the abolition of the equine incentive program. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 934 Relating to providing training academies for public school teachers who provide mathematics instruction to students in kindergarten through grade three. Effective immediately
 
SB 935 Relating to the establishment of a reading excellence team pilot program. Effective immediately
 
SB 947 Relating to a study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the feasibility of providing off-campus employment positions through the Texas college work-study program. Effective immediately
 
SB 949 Relating to the release of certain child fatality and near-fatality information for abused or neglected children. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 956 Relating to the delivery of personal automobile and residential property insurance policies; adding provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 970 Relating to the failure to handle certain animals in accordance with rules of the Texas Animal Health Commission; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 971 Relating to requirements for certain farm vehicles when operating on a highway. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 972 Relating to training academies for public school teachers who provide reading comprehension instruction to students in grades four and five. Effective immediately
 
SB 978 Relating to public information regarding workers’ compensation insurance rate filings. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 979 Relating to individual indemnity health insurance. Effective immediately
 
SB 983 Relating to restrictions on the assessment of the fee charged for issuance of certain birth records. Effective immediately
 
SB 1007 Relating to the practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board. Effective on 1/1/16
 
SB 1008 Relating to the authority of certain domestic life, health, and accident insurance companies to make investments in mezzanine real estate loans. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1020 Relating to the designation of the trustee of an express trust as a beneficiary of a trust account or a P.O.D. payee of a P.O.D. account. Effective immediately
 
SB 1021 Relating to reporting requirements for certain unclaimed property. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1024 Relating to eligibility for course credit and high school diplomas of students enrolled in educational programs provided by the Windham School District in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Effective immediately
 
SB 1049 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. See remarks for effective date
 
SB 1059 Relating to the issuance of certain permits for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles. Effective immediately
 
SB 1066 Relating to continuing eligibility requirements for institutions of higher education to participate in the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1072 Relating to the removal of a precinct or county chair for abandonment of office. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1075 Relating to criminal history record information obtained by the consumer credit commissioner. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1077 Relating to the definition of “person” under the Uniform Commercial Code. Effective immediately
 
SB 1081 Relating to the disclosure of certain information under a consolidated insurance program. Effective on 1/1/16
 
SB 1093 Relating to credit to certain ceding insurers for reinsurance ceded to certain assuming insurers. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1105 Relating to fire inspections by the state fire marshal for state-owned and state-leased buildings. Effective immediately
 
SB 1108 Relating to the creation of regional emergency communication districts; authorizing a fee. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1116 Relating to a notice or document sent by mail or electronic mail by a court, justice, judge, magistrate, or clerk of a judicial court. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1117 Relating to housing services provided through the transitional living services program to certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1128 Relating to certain diagnostic testing during pregnancy. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1137 Relating to improvement projects of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas; providing authority to issue anticipation notes and time warrants. Effective immediately
 
SB 1203 Relating to exemptions from the applicability of the Texas Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2009 and other laws applicable to residential mortgage loan originators. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1204 Relating to a waiver of fees by the Department of Agriculture and the Parks and Wildlife Department for certain educational programs involving aquaculture and hydroponics. Effective immediately
 
SB 1233 Relating to authorizing certain distributions of income from a nonprofit corporation to members of the corporation who are certain nonprofit corporations. Effective immediately
 
SB 1264 Relating to the regulation of certain industrialized housing and industrialized buildings. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1279 Relating to designated emergency infant care providers for certain abandoned children. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1280 Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1281 Relating to the authority of a local government to participate in a cooperative purchasing program with local governments of this state or another state. Effective immediately
 
SB 1353 Relating to the provision and administration of indigent defense services. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1358 Relating to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and strategic planning regarding military bases and defense installations. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1366 Relating to the allocation to the Parks and Wildlife Department of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1387 Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain municipalities. Effective immediately
 
SB 1389 Relating to the border commerce coordinator. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1407 Relating to encouraging age-appropriate normalcy activities for children in the managing conservatorship of the state. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1427 Relating to authorizing an insurer’s deposit of certain money and other assets with the Texas Department of Insurance. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1448 Relating to holding a primary election for a political party in a county without party leadership. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1451 Relating to the disputed payment by a credit card or debit card of a vehicle registration fee. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1452 Relating to the power of a commissioners court to authorize ad valorem tax sales of real property to be conducted by means of online auctions. Effective immediately
 
SB 1466 Relating to the definition of medical schools for medical residency programs. Effective immediately
 
SB 1470 Relating to the establishment of state authorization reciprocity agreements for postsecondary distance learning courses. Effective immediately
 
SB 1485 Relating to the availability of death records of unidentified persons. Effective immediately
 
SB 1507 Relating to the statewide coordination and oversight of forensic mental health services overseen by the Department of State Health Services, including the appointment of a forensic director. Effective immediately
 
SB 1522 Relating to designating the fourth Saturday in July as National Day of the Cowboy. Effective immediately
 
SB 1554 Relating to the regulation of rates for certain personal automobile insurance. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1587 Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties. Effective immediately
 
SB 1626 Relating to the regulation by a developer of the installation of solar energy devices in a residential subdivision. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1651 Relating to the employment of persons under 18 years of age on the premises of certain businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages; adding a provision that is subject to a criminal penalty. Effective immediately
 
SB 1654 Relating to the standard valuation for life insurance, accident and health insurance, and annuities and the nonforfeiture requirements of certain life insurance policies; amending provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1657 Relating to approval of the issuance of tax and revenue anticipation notes. Effective immediately
 
SB 1666 Relating to excepting manufacturers engaged in certain commercial research and development from certain provisions of the Texas Controlled Substances Act. Effective immediately
 
SB 1697 Relating to the confidentiality of certain information regarding procedures and substances used in the execution of a convict. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1703 Relating to the deadlines for certain processes and procedures involving an election. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1734 Relating to the eradication of Carrizo cane along the Rio Grande River. Effective immediately
 
SB 1749 Relating to citrus pest and disease management. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1766 Relating to exemptions from certain regulation for small honey production operations. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1779 Relating to the order of candidate names on a runoff expedited election ballot. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1791 Relating to disclosures on selection or modification of an account by a customer of a financial institution. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1820 Relating to the exemption of certain vehicles from towing regulations. Effective immediately
 
SB 1879 Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans’ assistance. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1889 Relating to the definition of neglect of a child, the exclusion of certain information from the Department of Family and Protective Services central registry of child abuse or neglect cases, and the report of certain information regarding those cases to the legislature. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1929 Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction and the appointment of an attorney ad litem or guardian ad litem in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1931 Relating to the appointment of an attorney ad litem for a parent in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. Effective on 9/1/15
 
SB 1985 Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of a real property interest in oil or gas in place. Effective on 1/1/16
 
SB 2004 Relating to deferred maintenance funding for state facilities. Effective immediately
 
SB 2031 Relating to the date for publication of the factors considered for admission to a new graduate and professional program. Effective immediately
 
SB 2065 Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief. Effective immediately
 
SB 2054 Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department to the State Orphans Home Alumni Association. Effective immediately
 
SCR 3 Providing for procedures for the canvass of votes for the governor and lieutenant governor and the inauguration of the governor and lieutenant governor, and inviting the governor to address a joint session of the legislature on January 15, 2015. Signed by the Governor
 
SCR 4 Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, January 15, 2015, and ending on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Signed by the Governor
 
SCR 5 Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government’s responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border. Signed by the Governor
 
SCR 10 Recognizing Jack Carter on the occasion of his retirement. Signed by the Governor
 
SCR 13 Urging the U.S. Congress to end the ban on crude oil exports. Signed by the Governor
 
SCR 15 Commemorating the centennial of the King Ranch Main House. Signed by the Governor
 
SCR 16 Recognizing the Brownsville Independent School District on its 100th anniversary. Signed by the Governor
 
SCR 17 In memory of Bob Lanier. Signed by the Governor
 
SCR 19 Recognizing Johnny Trotter of Hereford on the occasion of his induction into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Signed by the Governor
 
SCR 32 Urging Congress to expedite natural gas exports. Signed by the Governor
 
SCR 33 Designating September 8 as Major Jefferson Van Horne Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2015. Signed by the Governor
 
SCR 48 Convening a joint memorial session to honor Texans killed while serving in the United States military and commemorating Memorial Day 2015

The governor has until June 21, 2015 to veto bills approved by both chambers.

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