SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Tuesday
                              August 9, 2005

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


SB 5             Fraser                     SP: King, Phil/ et al.
Relating to furthering competition in the communications industry.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 7             Janek/ et al.              SP: Woolley/ et al.
Relating to limits on the use of the power of eminent domain.
8 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 8             Shapiro
Relating to public education and public school finance matters;
imposing criminal penalties.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 40             Duncan
Relating to responsibilities of certain state agencies concerning
radioactive substances; imposing fees and surcharges.

SJR 11             Ogden
Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a maximum tax
rate of $1.25 per $100 of taxable value for school district ad
valorem taxes imposed for maintenance purposes, providing that an
ad valorem tax imposed by a school district is not a state ad
valorem tax, increasing the amount of the residence homestead
exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes to
$22,500, and reducing the limitation on the total amount of taxes
that may be imposed for those purposes on the homesteads of the
elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount and
reductions in school district ad valorem tax rates.
3 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 11             Hartnett/ Luna/ Alonzo/ Gonzales/ et al.
                      SP: 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.

THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SB 38             Shapiro/ Duncan/ Ogden
Relating to appropriations for textbooks.
Finance

SB 39             Shapleigh
Relating to exemptions from the sales tax.
Finance


SB 40             Duncan
Relating to responsibilities of certain state agencies concerning
radioactive substances; imposing fees and surcharges.
Natural Resources

SB 41             Armbrister
Relating to the exercise of the power of eminent domain.
STATE AFFAIRS

HB 62             Grusendorf/ Pitts/ et al.
Relating to public school instructional materials and instructional
technology; making an appropriation.
EDUCATION