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.