Relating to a bailiff administering the selection of names of persons for jury service in certain counties. Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board of the hydrology and geology of the confined and unconfined aquifers in this state. Relating to child victims of trafficking who are placed in secure foster homes. Relating to persons who may operate a public water supply system. Relating to appointment of a nonparent as managing conservator of a child. Relating to the issuance of Texas Medical Center specialty license plates. Designating Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of Texas. Relating to the creation of an optional consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the group benefits program provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents. Relating to the exemption from certain registration and licensing requirements and taxes for certain businesses and employees who enter this state in response to a disaster or emergency. Relating to the reactivation of a peace officer license; authorizing fees. Relating to access to certain confidential information provided in an application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation. Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to examine and recommend revisions to any state laws pertaining to juvenile records. . 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. 84th Legislative Session Wrap-Up AS OF JULY 2015 . Recognizing the Brownsville Independent School District on its 100th anniversary. Relating to the repossession of an aircraft. 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. Relating to the prosecution of the offense of interference with public duties. Relating to the election dates for directors of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District. Relating to financial assistance to local governmental entities affected by the realignment of defense jobs or facilities. Relating to the determination of the appraised value of property for purposes of an ad valorem tax protest or appeal. Relating to the determination of eligible costs and expenses for purposes of the franchise tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic structures. Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during certain recreational activities. Relating to inclusion of family members of veterans court program participants in the treatment and services provided to the participants under the program. Relating to the essential knowledge and skills of the required public school curriculum and to certain assessment instruments for public school students. Relating to the Employees Retirement System of Texas. Relating to the amount that may be donated by contract by certain populous counties to crime stoppers or crime prevention organizations. Relating to a study on the implementation and effectiveness of sound mitigation measures on certain highways. Relating to the certification by the comptroller to the commissioner of education of the taxable value of property in each school district. 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. Relating to prekindergarten, including a high quality prekindergarten grant program provided by public school districts. Relating to exemptions from certain regulation for small honey production operations. Relating to certain fees charged for the adjudication of pharmacy benefit claims. Relating to the value of property that may be transferred to a custodian or other person for the benefit of a minor under certain circumstances. 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. Relating to the use of digitized signatures in certain family law proceedings. At the close of Texas' 84th legislative session Monday, more than 1,300 bills had been sent to Gov. Due to the very large number of bills and the wide variety of topics they cover, it can be difficult to get an understanding of all the new laws that were passed. Relating to the Montgomery County Hospital District. Relating to the appeal of a residential eviction suit. Relating to the consideration of certain scientific evidence constituting the basis for an application for a writ of habeas corpus. Relating to the compatibility of certain defense community regulations and structures with military operations. Relating to creating a recognition day in honor of Gold Star Mothers. Next Monday, May 11, is the last day that House committees can report out House bills, which means that any House bill not voted out of committee this week is likely dead. The Texas Legislature ended its 84th regular legislative session on June 1, 2015. Relating to the creation of regional emergency communication districts; authorizing a fee. Relating to the presentation of evidence in appraisal review board hearings on protests. More than 6,600 bills were filed. Relating to the development of a career-oriented foreign language program that public schools may offer. Relating to a study of the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. Relating to the selection process for student members of the board of regents of a state university or state university system. Relating to reimbursement of certain medical costs for victims of certain sex offenses, compensation to victims of stalking for relocation and housing rental expenses, and the creation of a governor's program for victims of child sex trafficking. Relating to the value of personal property exempt from seizure by creditors. Relating to the transfer of driver and traffic safety education from the Texas Education Agency and the Department of Public Safety to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; changing the amounts of certain fees. Relating to certain criminal procedures for misdemeanor offenses committed by children. Relating to certain event trust funds and the abolishment of the special event trust fund. Relating to education about congenital cytomegalovirus in infants. Relating to certain programs provided to families of children at risk for abuse and neglect. Relating to the compatibility of state agency websites with certain devices and Internet browsers. Relating to a study and report on the establishment of a central database containing information about certain individuals under guardianship. Relating to the exemption from vehicle registration for certain farm vehicles owned by a farmers' cooperative society or marketing association. . 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. Relating to unauthorized persons at public or private institutions of higher education in this state and to trespass, damage, or defacement occurring on the grounds of those institutions; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty and creating offenses. Relating to the decertification of a certified capital company. 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. Relating to eligibility requirements for admission of certain persons to educator preparation programs. Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Transportation to the University of Houston. Information available includes bill history with actions, amendments, companions, and text of bill. Relating to the qualifications of directors of the Spectrum Management District. Major Issues of the 84th Legislature Summarizes legislation considered by the 84th Legislature. Relating to coordination of dental benefits under certain insurance policies. Relating to creating a criminal offense regarding the breach of computer security. Relating to the designation of the trustee of an express trust as a beneficiary of a trust account or a P.O.D. Relating to extending the period over which the balance of the system benefit fund is to be eliminated. Relating to exempting emergency preparation supplies from the sales and use tax for a limited period. Relating to the systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Relating to disclosure of certain information about expert witnesses in a criminal case. Relating to a volume-based exemption from reporting requirements for certain accidental discharges or spills from wastewater facilities. Relating to the release of certain child fatality and near-fatality information for abused or neglected children. Designating Terry County as the official Grape Capital of Texas. Recognizing Jerry and Barbara Madden on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Relating to an alcohol awareness program or drug education program for certain minors convicted of or adjudicated to have engaged in, or placed on deferred disposition or community supervision for, certain drug or alcohol related offenses; authorizing a fee. Designating Brownsville as the official Bicycling Capital of the Rio Grande Valley for a 10-year period beginning in 2015. Relating to temporary waiver of superintendent certification for employment of public school district superintendents. Relating to the purposes for which the assets of certain revolving funds administered by the Texas Water Development Board may be used. Relating to a report to the legislature regarding the elimination of toll roads. Relating to the appeal of a judgment in an eviction suit. Urging Congress to expedite natural gas exports. Relating to requirements for annexation of certain commercial or industrial areas by a general-law municipality. Relating to requirements governing registration and authorized activities of certain lobbyists; expanding the applicability of an occupational registration. Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to obtain criminal history record information for certain persons, including employees, independent contractors, and volunteers. Relating to procedures required before certain condominium associations file a suit or initiate an arbitration proceeding for a defect or design claim. Relating to eliminating telegraph transmission as a method to communicate certain information in a criminal case. Relating to increasing awareness of the danger of heatstroke for a child left unattended in a motor vehicle. Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of certain military medals. Relating to the authority of the Health and Human Services Commission and the Department of Aging and Disability Services to obtain criminal history record information regarding certain applicants for employment and current employees. Relating to the granting of undergraduate course credit by advanced placement examination at public institutions of higher education. Relating to the offenses of the violation of civil rights of and improper sexual activity with individuals in custody; imposing a criminal penalty. 4, § 21, Texas Constitution, and § 405.014(b), Government Code. 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. Relating to certain diseases or illnesses suffered by firefighters and emergency medical technicians. Relating to the redesignation of veterans court programs as veterans treatment court programs and the eligibility for participation in and administration of those programs. Relating to requirements for certain farm vehicles when operating on a highway. Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle Memorial Highway. Relating to adapting the public school physical education curriculum to accommodate the needs of students with mental disabilities. Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to establish a policy on campus sexual assault. an. Relating to the composition of the board of directors and the powers of the Gulf Coast Water Authority. Session: 84th Legislature (2015) Bill Subjects: Commerce Social Issues Education Health Sponsors (9): Charles Schwertner. Relating to the sales and use taxation of aircraft. Bill Lookup View the status of bills from the 71st Regular Session (1991) to present. Relating to the hours during which a holder of a retail dealer's on-premise late hours license may sell beer. With weekly downloadable snapshots of session data. Relating to a program to provide a free or reduced-price breakfast to eligible students attending a public school and the method of determining the number of educationally disadvantaged students. See the bills that have become law. Relating to the indexing of correction instruments in a county index to real property records. Relating to disclosures on selection or modification of an account by a customer of a financial institution. payee of a P.O.D. . LegiScan state dashboard for Texas legislative tracking information, data, and overviews. Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. Relating to Parks and Wildlife Department procedures for the transfer of ownership of boats or outboard motors; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense. The legislation (22 bills) listed in this update reflects bills passed in the 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature organized into three categories: 1) Health Professions - Licensing and Enforcement, 2) Physician Practice & Prescription Monitoring, and 3) Miscellaneous Health account. Relating to the display of notice of federal and state tax rates for motor fuel sold at retail. Relating to providing inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice with information regarding reentry and reintegration resources. Relating to the appointment of counsel in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. Relating to seawater desalination projects. Relating to qualifications of members of the board of directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District. Relating to the hunting or fishing license fee waiver for certain disabled veterans. 84th Texas Legislative Session 2015 Texas Legislature Bill Tracker. Relating to the deadlines for certain processes and procedures involving an election. No. Designating Nocona as the official Classic Car Capital of Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2015. Relating to the establishment of a sentinel surveillance program for emerging and neglected tropical diseases. Relating to instruction regarding mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide in educator training programs. Relating to the titling, registration, and operation of an autocycle. Relating to designating the first week of May as Jury Appreciation Week. Relating to the operations of a municipally owned utility or municipal power agency; providing authority to issue bonds. Relating to debit card or stored value card surcharges; providing a civil penalty. 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. Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Transportation to the Shepherd Independent School District; requiring the payment of certain transaction fees. !Bill Summary As Passed With Implementation Considerations Topic: Relates to mental health first aid training for school district employees and school resource officers. The Texas Legislature ended its 84th regular legislative session on June 1, 2015. Relating to court jurisdiction and procedures relating to truancy; establishing judicial donation trust funds; providing criminal penalties; imposing a court cost. Relating to rates of and certificates of convenience and necessity for certain non-ERCOT electric utilities; authorizing a surcharge. 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. Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to determine applicant eligibility for a license. Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual. Relating to the use of proceeds from criminal asset forfeiture to provide college scholarships to children of peace officers killed in the line of duty and to an annual report regarding the total value of forfeited property in this state. Relating to leases and other agreements relating to real property entered into by certain hospital districts. Relating to the allocation and use of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods. Relating to the authority of a water district to accept donations to fund certain economic development programs. Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 16 in Young County as the Texas Game Warden Joseph Marshall Evans Memorial Highway. Relating to exemptions from continuing education requirements for certain county commissioners. Relating to certain county bail bond boards. Relating to apportionment of certain receipts of a broadcaster under the franchise tax. Relating to public information regarding workers' compensation insurance rate filings. (NOTE: this Act takes effect 1 January 2016, but only if HJR 75 is approved by voters by proposition.) Relating to the sunset review of river authorities. Relating to the publication of confidential criminal and juvenile justice records of certain juveniles; providing civil penalties. Relating to peace officer identification cards. 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. Relating to the provision of recordings of certain interactions with a peace officer relating to intoxication offenses. Totals for This Congress are calculated below. Relating to the deadline for counties and municipalities to provide notice of a proposed property tax rate. 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. Relating to the authority of certain domestic life, health, and accident insurance companies to make investments in mezzanine real estate loans. Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to Fort Bend County. 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