TEXAS TECH BILL BRIEFS 2003

 

78th Regular Session 04-17-03

 

Bill No.

Sponsor

Caption SJRs, SCRs, SRs

 

 

 

SJR 2

Brimer,

Tarrant

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a portion of the annual distribution from the permanent university fund to be appropriated to support certain institutions in the University of Texas System.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

 

 

 

 

SJR 8

Lindsay,

Houston

Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision that prohibits state employees, and other employees who are compensated with state money, from receiving a salary for serving on the governmental body of a city, town, or district.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

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

 

 

 

SJR 11

Janek,

Houston

Proposing a constitutional amendment to requiring a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature to enact certain tax bills.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article VIII.

 

 

 

SJR 15

Harris, C.

Arlington

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article XVI, Section 39.

 

 

 

SJR 19

Williams,

The Woodlands

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to allowing current and retired college professors to receive compensation for serving on governing bodies.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

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

 

 

 

SJR 26

 

HJR 77

Carona,

Dallas

Paxton,

Frisco

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

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article I, Section 26.

 

 

 

SJR 48

Nelson,

Flower Mound

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 by adding Article III, Section 66.

 

 

 

SJR 57

Wentworth,

San Antonio

Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the repurchase of real property acquired by a governmental entity through eminent domain.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution by adding Article III, Section 52-c.

 

 

 

SJR 58

Wentworth,

San Antonio

Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the Legislature to act on bills, resolutions, and other pending business after the first thirty days of a regular session.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Amends Texas Constitution, Article III, Section 5(b).

 

 

 

SJR 59

 

HJR 82

Brimer,

Tarrant

Goodman,

Arlington

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.

 

 

 

SCR 12

Shapiro,

Addison

Urging public and private institutions of higher education in the State of Texas to adopt service learning as an important pedagogical tool and a central form of engagements, civic outreach, and citizenship education.

 

 

 

SCR 19

 

HCR 97

Barrientos,

Austin

Driver,

Garland

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