SENATE FLOOR ACTION





THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 52             Staples
Honoring Peggy Howland for the creation of the feeding assistant program
at the Cartmell Home for Aged.

SR 64             Barrientos/ Shapiro
Commending the sponsors of the sixth biennial Texas Capitol Schoolhouse
event.

SR 66             Williams
Recognizing January 31, 2005, as Orange County Day at the State Capitol.

SR 73             Staples
Amending the Rules of the Senate for the 79th Legislature.

HCR 38             Rose/ Keel                 SP: Wentworth
Recognizing January 2005 as National Stalking Awareness Month.

THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SB 6             Nelson/ et al.
Relating to protective services; providing penalties.
Health & Human Services

SB 14             Jackson, Mike
Relating to disapproval by the commissioner of insurance of certain
property and casualty insurance rates; providing penalties.
Business & Commerce

SB 22             Zaffirini
Relating to the care and custody of foster children and the duties and
responsibilities of the Health and Human Services Commission and the
Department of Family and Protective Services concerning the care and
custody of those children.
Health & Human Services

SB 23             Zaffirini
Relating to subsidized child-care services and early childhood care and
education program coordination.
Education

SB 24             Zaffirini
Relating to the creation of a donor education, awareness, and registry
program and the establishment of an organ donor and tissue council.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 25             Zaffirini
Relating to the authority of certain law enforcement agencies to establish
a checkpoint on a highway or street to determine whether persons are
driving while intoxicated.
Criminal Justice

SB 26             Zaffirini
Relating to the punishment prescribed for and conditions of community
supervision imposed on certain persons who commit intoxication offenses.
Criminal Justice

SB 27             Zaffirini
Relating to creating a presumption regarding a person's alcohol
concentration for purposes of certain criminal proceedings against the
person and the administrative suspension of the person's driver's
license.
Criminal Justice

SB 28             Zaffirini
Relating to the enhancement of the criminal penalty for certain
intoxication offenses.
Criminal Justice

SB 29             Zaffirini/ et al.
Relating to school district reporting of compliance with certain student
health guidelines.
Education

SB 30             Zaffirini
Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for students contracting to
graduate in a timely manner from public institutions of higher education.
Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 31             Zaffirini
Relating to requiring students receiving certain financial aid at
institutions of higher education to meet timely graduation and academic
progress requirements.
Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 32             Zaffirini
Relating to certain special tuition rates at institutions of higher
education.
Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 33             Zaffirini
Relating to graduate stipends awarded as part of the Texas B-On-time loan
program.
Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 34             Zaffirini
Relating to the tuition rebate program for certain undergraduates at
certain public institutions of higher education.
Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 35             Zaffirini
Relating to a study regarding credit hour requirements for undergraduate
certificate and degree programs at public institutions of higher
education.
Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 36             Zaffirini
Relating to the victim's statement regarding the impact of an offense in
certain cases involving a violent crime.
Criminal Justice

SB 37             Zaffirini
Relating to the right of certain sexual assault victims to a forensic
medical examination.
Criminal Justice

SB 38             Zaffirini
Relating to the collection and analysis of information relating to certain
sexual offenses.
Criminal Justice

SB 39             Zaffirini
Relating to forensic evidence training for students enrolled in certain
medical or nursing degree programs.
Education

SB 40             Zaffirini
Relating to the permanency planning procedures for children residing
in state institutions.
Health & Human Services

SB 41             Zaffirini
Relating to the right of an employee to time off from work to participate
in certain activities of the employee's child.
Business & Commerce

SB 42             Nelson
Relating to health education in public schools and to the improvement of
children's health through daily physical activity in public schools.
Education

SB 43             Nelson
Relating to the establishment of certain programs and initiatives designed
to prevent the manufacture and use of methamphetamine.
Health & Human Services

SB 44             Nelson
Relating to the Indigent Health Care Advisory Committee.
Health & Human Services

SB 45             Nelson
Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee on health care
information technology.
Health & Human Services

SB 46             Nelson
Relating to a universal benefits issuance and identification card for
health and human services programs.
Health & Human Services

SB 47             Nelson
Relating to the Medicaid fraud reduction pilot program.
Health & Human Services

SB 48             Nelson
Relating to reporting requirements for licensed nursing homes.
Health & Human Services

SB 49             Nelson
Relating to the electronic submission of certain health care transactions.
State Affairs

SB 50             Nelson
Relating to contracts between health care providers and certain health
benefit plans.
State Affairs

SB 51             Nelson
Relating to eligibility for coverage of, and payment of premiums for,
certain individuals covered under certain group health benefit plans.
State Affairs

SB 52             Nelson
Relating to competitive grant programs for certain nursing institutions.
Health & Human Services

SB 53             Nelson
Relating to the use of genetic testing information by insurers.
State Affairs

SB 54             Nelson
Relating to a restrictive covenant, rule, or other prohibition regulating
a homeowner's display of the United States flag.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 55             Nelson
Relating to protective orders when family violence occurs between minors.
Jurisprudence

SB 56             Nelson
Relating to requiring notice before the amount of bail set in certain
cases is reduced.
Criminal Justice

SB 57             Nelson
Relating to county regulation of billboards.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 58             Nelson
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property
used to provide low-income or moderate-income housing.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 59             Averitt
Relating to eligibility for and the administration of the child health care
program.
Health & Human Services

SB 60             Lucio/ Ellis/ Hinojosa
Relating to the punishment for a capital offense.
Criminal Justice

SB 61             West, Royce
Relating to the teaching of foreign languages in public schools.
Education

SB 62             Staples
Relating to health coverage or compensation supplementation for
certain education employees.
State Affairs

SB 63             Staples
Relating to a pay raise for state employees.
Finance

SB 64             Staples
Relating to the minimum salary for public school teachers,
librarians, counselors, and nurses.
Education

SB 65             Staples
Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital
offense committed by a person with mental retardation.
Criminal Justice

SB 66             Nelson
Relating to the establishment of certain programs and initiatives
designed to prevent the manufacture and use of methamphetamine.
Health & Human Services

SB 67             Shapleigh
Relating to a program to promote the training and retention of
health care professionals in this state.
Education

SB 68             Shapleigh
Relating to increasing the number of students in medical education
in Texas.
Education

SB 69             Shapleigh
Relating to restoring services under the Medicaid and children's
health insurance programs; making an appropriation.
Finance

SB 70             Shapleigh
Relating to the provision of a preference in governmental
purchasing decisions for vendors that provide health benefits to
employees.
State Affairs

SB 71             Shapleigh
Relating to the prohibition of certain disclosures of a consumer's
financial information.
Business & Commerce

SB 72             Shapleigh
Relating to assistance of a deferred presentment transaction.
Business & Commerce

SB 73             Shapleigh
Relating to the use of federal estate tax provisions in determining
the application of the Texas estate tax to certain transfers of
property.
Finance

SB 74             Shapleigh
Relating to a prohibition on employment discrimination in
compensation; providing penalties.
Business & Commerce

SB 75             Shapleigh
Relating to high school diplomas for certain veterans.
Education

SB 76             Shapleigh
Relating to a consumer's option to prevent the disclosure of the
consumer's financial information by a financial institution;
providing a civil penalty.
Business & Commerce

SB 77             Shapleigh
Relating to the information required of an applicant for a driver's
license.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 78             Shapleigh
Relating to a two-way developmental bilingual education pilot
project in certain school districts.
Education

SB 79             Shapleigh
Relating to tuition exemptions granted by public institutions of
higher education to children of certain classroom teachers.
Education

SB 80             Shapleigh
Relating to the percentage of certain tuition set aside to fund
financial assistance for resident undergraduate and graduate
students at public institutions of higher education.
Finance

SB 81             Shapleigh
Relating to a joint partnership between the Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center and The University of Texas at El Paso.
Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 82             Shapleigh
Relating to additional funding to school districts for teacher
salaries.
Education

SB 83             Shapleigh
Relating to national certification of certain public school
teachers.
Education

SB 84             Shapleigh
Relating to a bonus for certain new public school classroom
teachers.
Education

SB 85             Ellis/ et al.
Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital
offense committed by a person with mental retardation.
Criminal Justice

SB 86             Ellis/ et al.
Relating to compensation for wrongful imprisonment.
Criminal Justice

SB 87             Ellis/ et al.
Relating to the administrative procedure for compensation for
wrongful imprisonment.
Criminal Justice

SB 88             Averitt
Relating to minimum enrollment in certain group life insurance
policies.
State Affairs

SB 89             Averitt
Relating to electronically readable information on a driver's
license, commercial driver's license, or personal identification
certificate.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 90             Hinojosa
Relating to the authority of a peace officer to make a warrantless
arrest for the commission of family violence.
Criminal Justice

SB 91             Hinojosa
Relating to the punishment imposed on certain defendants charged
with the offense of assault.
Criminal Justice

SB 92             Shapleigh
Relating to sex discrimination in public junior high school, middle
school, and high school athletic activities.
Education

SB 93             Shapleigh
Relating to a manifest system to record the transportation of
certain liquid wastes.
Natural Resources

SB 94             Shapleigh
Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines.
State Affairs

SB 95             Shapleigh
Relating to the establishment of an asthma research center at the
Texas Tech University campus in El Paso.
Subcommittee on Higher Education

SB 97             Shapleigh
Relating to increases in the tax on cigarettes and to the
allocation of those increases to certain quality child-care
programs.
Finance

SB 98             Shapleigh
Relating to determining and reporting the health insurance status
of children attending public schools.
Health & Human Services

SB 99             Ellis
Relating to the extension of credit to a victim of identity theft.
Business & Commerce

SB 100             Ellis
Relating to a request for placement of a security freeze on a
consumer file maintained by a consumer reporting agency.
Business & Commerce