SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  MONDAY
                               JUNE 21, 2005


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 1             Whitmire
Senate Caucus Report.

HCR 11             Eiland                     SP: Armbrister
Granting permission for the legislature to adjourn for more than
three days during the period beginning on Tuesday, June 21, 2005,
and ending on Monday, June 27, 2005.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SJR 5             Ogden
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a uniform statewide
property tax for public education, abolishing school district property
taxes for maintenance purposes, and authorizing a limited school district
property tax for educational enrichment if approved by the voters of the
district.
Finance

SJR 6             Janek
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to
authorize the governing body of a political subdivision to establish for
purposes of ad valorem taxation by the political subdivision a lower limit
on the maximum average annual percentage increase in the appraised value
of residence homesteads in the political subdivision.
Finance

SJR 7             Ellis
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing casino gaming and
requiring creation of a Texas Gaming Commission to regulate gaming and
casino-based development projects in this state.
STATE AFFAIRS

SJR 11             Harris
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.
Administration

SJR 12             Lucio
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of
additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development
Board to provide assistance to economically distressed areas.
International Relations & Trade

SB 2 (CS)        Shapiro
Relating to public education and public school finance matters;
making an appropriation; imposing criminal penalties.
Education

SB 3             Ogden
Relating to financing public schools in this state and reducing
school property taxes.
Finance

SB 4             Williams
Relating to the calculation and imposition of an ad valorem tax by
a taxing unit.
Finance

SB 5             Ogden
Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities.
Finance

SB 11             Duncan
Relating to the compensation of state judges and county judges, to
the computation of retirement benefits for state judges and for
members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of
Texas, and to providing funds for court-related purposes.
State Affairs

SB 12             Harris
Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of
the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.
Administration

SB 13             Gallegos
Relating to taxes, assessments, and impact fees imposed on
residential property by the Greater East End Management District.
Finance

SB 14             Zaffirini
Relating to contracting and ethics issues of governmental entities;
providing a civil penalty.
Finance

SB 15             Armbrister
Relating to the management of the water resources of the state,
including the protection of instream flows and freshwater inflows.
Natural Resources

SB 16             Lucio
Relating to authorizing certain counties and municipalities to
regulate land development; providing a penalty.
International Relations & Trade

SB 17             Shapleigh
Relating to additional funding to school districts for teacher
salaries.
Education

SB 18             Lucio
Relating to a statewide initiative regarding the prevention and
treatment of obesity-related health concerns.
Health & Human Services

SB 19             Lucio
Relating to a risk assessment program for Type 2 diabetes and the
creation of the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Program Advisory
Committee.
Health & Human Services

SB 20             Fraser
Relating to this state's goal for renewable energy.
Business & Commerce

SB 21             Fraser
Relating to furthering competition in the communications industry.
Business & Commerce

SB 22             Shapleigh
Relating to a Texas teacher leadership initiative.
Education

SB 23             Duncan
Relating to the remedy provided for failure to disclose certain
information in certain residential construction transactions.
State Affairs

SB 24             Armbrister
Relating to the maximum permitted withdrawals and critical period
management of groundwater in the area regulated by the Edwards
Aquifer Authority and to the operations and oversight of the
Edwards Aquifer Authority.
Natural Resources

SB 25             Janek
Relating to authorizing the governing body of a taxing unit to
establish for purposes of ad valorem taxation by the taxing unit a
lower limit on increases in the appraised value of residence
homesteads in the taxing unit.
Finance

SB 26             Shapleigh
Relating to national certification of public school teachers.
Education

SB 27             Shapleigh
Relating to exemptions from the sales tax.
Finance

SB 28             Nelson
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the University
of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
Finance

SB 29             Shapleigh
Relating to a bonus for certain new public school classroom teachers.
Education

SB 30             Shapleigh
Relating to an analysis of the effects of certain tax policies.
Finance

SB 31             Shapleigh
Relating to tuition exemptions granted by public institutions of higher
education to children of certain classroom teachers.
Education

SB 32             Shapleigh
Relating to a dual language education pilot project in certain school
districts.
Education

SB 33             Madla
Relating to the small and mid-sized district adjustments under the
Foundation School Program for certain school districts.
Education

SB 34             Madla
Relating to the taxable property value under the public school finance
system of school districts not offering all grade levels.
Education

SB 35             Madla
Relating to the taxable value of property for school finance purposes of
certain school districts.
Education

SB 36             Ellis
Relating to the compensation of state judges and to providing funds for
other court-related purposes.
State Affairs

SB 37             Ellis
Relating to providing funds for the fair defense account.
Criminal Justice

SB 38             Armbrister
Relating to the authorization and regulation of electronic pull-tab
bingo; not authorizing the use of slot machines or video lottery
terminals.
State Affairs

SB 39             Duncan
Relating to responsibilities of certain state agencies concerning
radioactive substances; imposing fees and surcharges; providing
administrative and civil penalties.
Natural Resources

SB 40             Averitt
Relating to a comprehensive study of right-of-way use compensation paid to
governmental entities by communications and technology providers.
Business & Commerce