SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Friday
                               May 12, 2006

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


HB 63             Pitts/ Ritter/ Deshotel    SP: Williams
Relating to appropriations to pay for damages and disruptions
suffered by Lamar University and its related institutions caused by
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 97             McCall/ Solomons/ Crabb/ Keel/ Smith, Wayne/ et al.
                      SP: Duncan
Relating to prohibiting certain disruptions at a funeral service;
creating an offense.

HB 154             Luna                       SP: Lucio
Relating to the administration of the Irma Rangel School of
Pharmacy.

HB 163             King, Phil/ Ritter         SP: Williams
Relating to the recovery and securitization of hurricane
reconstruction costs incurred by certain electric utilities outside
of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas area.

RETURNED FROM THE HOUSE, VOTE RECONSIDERED, SENATE FLOOR AMENDMENTS
REMOVED, AND AGAIN FINALLY PASSED:


HB 5             Hamric                     SP: Armbrister
Relating to increases in the taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco
products.

THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SCR 7             Staples                    SP: Otto
In memory of Bobby Smith of Onalaska.

SCR 8             Madla                      SP: Gallego
Commending James Barto Arnold III for his work in the field of underwater
archaeology and preserving our state's past.

HCR 37             Gallego                    SP: Madla
In memory of Officer Billy J. Zachary.

HCR 38             King, Phil
Honoring David Barton on his outstanding tenure as vice chair of
the Republican Party of Texas.

HCR 47             Pitts                      SP: Averitt
Congratulating the 2006 State Champion Waxahachie High School Lady
Indian basketball team.

HCR 48             Chisum                     SP: Nelson
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in
H.B. No. 1.

THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT:


HB 2             Pitts/ Kolkhorst/ Callegari/ et al.
                      SP: Williams
Relating to the allocation of certain revenue from franchise taxes,
motor vehicle sales and use taxes, and taxes on cigarettes and
other tobacco products to school district property tax relief and
public education.

THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:

SB 2             Averitt
Relating to the ownership and use of carbon dioxide captured by a clean
coal project.
Finance

SB 44             Hinojosa
Relating to temporary eligibility requirements for and
administration of the child health plan program.
Health & Human Services

SB 45             Janek
Relating to the designation of the Galveston Causeway as the Purple
Heart Memorial Bridge.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 47             Janek
Relating to the provision of children's substitute care and case
management services by county governmental agencies.
Health & Human Services

SB 48             Brimer
Relating to authority of certain enterprise projects to receive
franchise tax credits for job creation and capital investment.
Finance

HB 72             Berman/ Chisum/ McReynolds/ Flynn/ Uresti/ et al.
                      SP: Deuell
Relating to providing for an adjustment of the limitation on the
total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school
district on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to
reflect any change in the school district's tax rate and protecting
a school district against the resulting loss in local revenue.
Finance

HB 149             Chisum/ Hughes             SP: Averitt
Relating to the ownership and use of carbon dioxide captured by a
clean coal project.
Finance

HB 153             Morrison/ Rose/ McCall/ Farabee/ Branch/ et al.
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds or other
obligations to fund capital projects at public institutions of
higher education.
Sucommittee on Capital Funding For Higher Education

HJR 26             Berman/ Chisum/ McReynolds/ Flynn/ Uresti/ et al.
                      SP: Deuell
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an adjustment of
the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be
imposed for public school purposes on the residence homesteads of
the elderly or disabled to reflect any change in the rate of those
taxes.
Finance