SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Monday
                               July 18, 2005


THE SENATE SUSPENDED ALL NECESSARY RULES TO CONSIDER AND FINALLY PASS:


SJR 13             Wentworth
Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the
residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public
school purposes and providing for a corresponding adjustment of the
limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed
for those purposes on the homesteads of certain persons.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 99             Zaffirini/ Barrientos
Commending Dr. Larry R. Faulkner for his contributions to The University
of Texas at Austin and to the State of Texas.

HCR 13             Naishtat                   SP: Barrientos
In memory of former U.S. Representative James Jarrell "Jake"
Pickle.

HCR 15             Homer                      SP: Eltife
In memory of Thelma Jeane Day of Brookston.

HCR 16             Homer                      SP: Eltife
In memory of Grady W. Elmore of Paris.

HCR 17             Homer                      SP: Eltife
In memory of William A. Ressler of Paris.

HCR 20             Homer                      SP: Eltife
In memory of Joe Paul Cobb of Paris, Texas.

HCR 24             Homer/ Branch              SP: Eltife
In memory of Betty J. Hobbs of Paris.

HCR 25             Jones, Jesse/ Berman       SP: Deuell/ et al.
Proclaiming July 25, 2005, as Henry Miller Morgan Day in Texas and
commemorating the dedication of a Texas State Historical Marker at
the site in Tyler of the first African American barber college.

HCR 27             Homer                      SP: Eltife
Congratulating Master Chief Petty Officer Jerry McFadden on the
occasion of his retirement from the United States Navy in July
2005.

HCR 28             Homer                      SP: Eltife
In memory of Hicks Graves of Petty.

HCR 29             Homer                      SP: Eltife
Honoring U.S. Army First Lieutenant Joseph C. Whelchel of Lamar
County on his receipt of the Bronze Star.

THE SENATE REFUSED TO CONCUR IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND REQUESTED
 THE APPOINTMENT OF A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON THE FOLLOWING:


SB 62             Janek/ et al.              SP: Woolley
Relating to limiting the use of eminent domain to take private
property for private parties or economic development purposes and
to certain eminent domain procedures.