SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                 Thursday
                               July 21, 2005

THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SB 2             Shapiro
Relating to public education and public school finance matters; imposing
criminal penalties.
Education

SB 5             Fraser
Relating to furthering competition in the communications industry.
Business & Commerce

SB 6             Duncan
Relating to the compensation of state judges and county judges, to
retirement benefits for state judges, and to providing funds for
court-related purposes; making an appropriation.
State Affairs

SB 7             Janek
Relating to limiting the use of eminent domain to take private property.
State Affairs

SB 11             Harris
Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of
the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.
Administration

SB 12             Zaffirini
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds or other obligations
to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.
Finance

SB 13             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 14             Duncan
Relating to the remedy provided for failure to disclose certain
information in certain residential construction transactions.
State Affairs

SB 15             Zaffirini
Relating to contracting and ethics issues of governmental entities;
providing a civil penalty.
Finance

SB 16             Estes
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for utility
infrastructure and campus renovations at Midwestern State University.
Finance

SB 17             Estes
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for Texas Woman's
University.
Finance

SB 18             Estes
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the University
of North Texas.
Finance

SJR 3             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 4             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 5             Janek
Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the state or a political
subdivision from taking private property for the primary purpose of
economic development or to benefit a particular class of identifiable
individuals.
State Affairs