TEXAS TECH BILL BRIEFS – 2003

 

78th Regular Session – 05-08-03

 

Bill No.

Sponsor

Caption – HJR’s, HCR’s, HR’s

 

 

 

HJR 3

Nixon,

Houston

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to authorizing the legislature to determine limits for noneconomic damages in medical or health care liability claims and other claims.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article III.

 

 

 

HJR 15

Isett,

Lubbock

Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the restriction on the rate of growth of appropriations.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article VIII, Section 22, and Article III, Section 49a.

 

 

 

HJR 17

West, B.

Odessa

Proposing a constitutional amendment to require two-thirds vote of the membership of the Texas House of Representatives to enact certain tax bills.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article VIII, by adding Section 25.

 

 

 

HJR 18

Hupp,

Lampasas

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right of privacy.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article I, by adding Section 8a.

 

 

 

HJR 25

Wilson,

Houston

Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting discrimination against or preferential treatment of a person in public employment, public education, or public contracting after the economic effects of past discrimination have been offset through the payment of reparations.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article I, by adding Sections 3(b) and 3(c).

 

 

 

HJR 39

Nixon,

Houston

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to limits of liability for other than economic damages in medical or health care liability claims and other claims.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article III, by adding Section 66.

 

 

 

HJR 50

Wohlgemuth,

Burleson

Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing the governor to remove from office officers in the executive branch of state government who were appointed by a governor.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article IV, by adding Section 12A.  This amendment would authorize the governor to remove any appointee in the executive branch with or without cause.

 

 

 

HJR 52

Isett,

Lubbock

Proposing a constitutional amendment expanding the governor’s line-item veto authority to include the power to reduce the amount of an appropriation.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article IV, Section 14. 

 

 

 

HJR 53

Isett,

Lubbock

Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a two-thirds vote of the membership of the house of representatives to enact certain tax or fee bills.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article VIII.

 

 

 

HJR 54

King,

Weatherford

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that membership in certain retirement systems is a contractual relationship and that accrued benefits in those systems cannot be reduced or impaired.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article XVI, Section 67, by adding Subsection (h).  This amendment would only apply to a retirement system that is not a statewide system. 

 

 

 

HJR 58

Eissler,

The Woodlands

Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing current and retired college professors to receive compensation for serving on the governing bodies of school districts, cities, towns, or other local governmental districts, including water districts.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article XVI, Section 40(b).

 

 

 

HJR 74

Villarreal,

San Antonio

Relating to permitting a person employed by a school district or public institution of higher education to simultaneously hold a state or local office.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article XVI, Section 40(b) and (d) and adds (e).

 

 

 

HJR 77

 

SJR 26

Paxton,

Frisco

Carona,

Dallas

Proposing a constitutional amendment to remove the prohibition against perpetual trusts.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article I, Section 26.

 

 

 

HJR 78

Raymond,

Laredo

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Articles III and VIII.

 

 

 

HJR 82

 

SJR 59

Goodman,

Arlington

Brimer,

Tarrant

Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the continuation of funding for capital improvements and acquisitions at The University of Texas at Arlington.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article VII, Section 17.  This amendment adds UT-Arlington to the HEF beginning September 1, 2005.

 

 

 

HJR 92

Wilson,

Houston

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a student member of the board of regents of a state university or state university system to serve a term that differs from the terms served by the other members of the board.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article VII, Section 16-a and Article XVI, Section 30a.

 

 

 

HJR 93

Wilson,

Houston

Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish and prohibit constitutional and statutory dedications of and restrictions on the use of state funds and revenue.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article XVI, by adding Section 72.

 

 

 

HJR 95

Kolkhorst,

Brenham

Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the legislature to require the sale of certain land dedicated to the permanent school fund in exchange for a specified sum.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article III, Section 49-g(b).

 

 

 

HJR 98

Solis,

Harlingen

Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to appropriate money for public schools, public colleges and universities, and health and humans services before appropriating money for other programs.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article III, by adding Section 49a-1.

 

 

 

HJR 100

Davis, Y.

Dallas

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the authority of the boards of trustees of certain state retirement systems to contract with professional investment managers.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article XVI, Section 67.

 

 

 

HCR 4

Solis,

Harlingen

Relating to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board funding formulas.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

 

 

 

 

HCR 81

Capelo,

Corpus Christi

Reaffirming its intentions that the tobacco settlement money available each year be used to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

 

 

 

HCR 97

 

SCR 19

Driver,

Garland

Barrientos,

Austin

Relating to an interim study on peace officers to study the compensation and benefits paid to persons employed by the state as peace officers.