SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Tuesday
                             February 15, 2005

THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 121             Nelson/ Estes/ Harris
Recognizing February 14 and 15, 2005, as Denton County Days at the State
Capitol.

SR 131             Williams/ Janek
Recognizing February 15, 2005, as Chambers County Day at the State
Capitol.

SR 132             Williams/ Janek
Recognizing February 13 through February 15, 2005, as Jefferson County
Days at the State Capitol.

SR 136             Duncan
Recognizing February 15, 2005, as Concho County Day at the State Capitol.

SR 138             Ogden
Recognizing February 15, 2005, as Walker County Day at the State Capitol.

SR 139             Ogden
Commending Ron Randleman for his contributions as head coach of the Sam
Houston State University Bearkats.

SR 140             Ogden
Commending the players and coaches of the Sam Houston State University
Bearkats football team.

SR 143             Fraser/ Averitt/ Van de Putte
Recognizing Fort Hood and its vital role to the welfare of the citizens
of the greater Fort Hood area.

HCR 50             Hilderbran                 SP: Fraser
Honoring Leadership Kerr County on its 20th anniversary.

HCR 68             Davis, John                SP: Jackson, Mike
Congratulating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on their
many accomplishments.







THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HCR 35             Hamric
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and the speaker to appoint
interim joint committees.
Administration

SB 346             Wentworth
Relating to conforming the law concerning the removal of a guardian
of a ward to amendments made by the 78th Legislature.
Jurisprudence

SB 347             Wentworth
Relating to the appointment of an appraiser to appraise the
property of a decedent's or ward's estate.
Jurisprudence

SB 348             Wentworth
Relating to the availability of judges and magistrates for
proceedings related to chemically dependent persons.
Jurisprudence

SB 349             Wentworth
Relating to the jurisdiction of a court with respect to an action
involving a testamentary trust.
Jurisprudence

SB 350             Lindsay
Relating to the establishment and use of a columbarium by a church
in certain municipalities.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 351             Van de Putte
Relating to the use of credit scoring and credit history by certain
telecommunications and electric service providers.
Business & Commerce

SB 352             Madla/ Duncan/ Fraser/ Lucio/ Seliger/ et al.
Relating to the management of state-owned land, including the lease
of the right to produce groundwater from certain state-owned land.
Natural Resources

SB 353             Fraser
Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district and the
jurisdiction of the existing district courts in Bell County.
Jurisprudence

SB 354             Fraser
Relating to the issuance of revenue bonds for Tarleton State
University.
Finance

SB 355             Fraser
Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality over the issuance of certain district bonds.
Natural Resources

SB 356             Ellis
Relating to an urban land bank demonstration program in certain
municipalities.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 357             Van de Putte
Relating to infection rates at hospitals; providing a civil
penalty.
Health & Human Services

SB 358             Gallegos
Relating to the collection and reporting of employment information
regarding beneficiaries of certain health care services.
State Affairs

SB 359             Harris
Relating to notice regarding rental car damage waivers.
Business & Commerce

SB 360             Carona
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation by certain
counties of the property of organizations engaged primarily in
performing charitable functions.
Finance

SB 361             Carona
Relating to criteria for voluntary admission to state schools for
persons with mental retardation.
Health & Human Services

SB 362             Carona
Relating to certain condominium owners' right to redeem real
property following certain foreclosure sales.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 363             Lindsay
Relating to the general powers, authority, and directors of the
West Harris County Regional Water Authority.
Natural Resources

SB 364             Lucio
Relating to birth records of adopted children.
Jurisprudence

SB 365             Staples
Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of
coin-operated or coin collection machines.
Criminal Justice

SB 366             Staples
Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of vehicles.
Criminal Justice

SB 367             Shapleigh
Relating to the statutory probate courts of El Paso County.
Jurisprudence

SB 368             Duncan
Relating to the compensation of state judges and to the computation
of retirement benefits for members of the elected class of the
Employees Retirement System of Texas.
State Affairs

SB 369             Barrientos
Relating to the prohibition of signs on Farm-to-Market Road 3238.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 370             Jackson, Mike
Relating to expiration dates for certain licenses issued or renewed
by the Department of Agriculture.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

SB 371             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the Interstate Pest Control Compact.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

SB 372             Jackson, Mike
Relating to fees for registration and inspection of certain fuel
measuring and dispensing devices.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

SB 373             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the permitting of cabins adjacent to littoral property.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

SB 374             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the repeal of the statutory provision regarding the
adoption and use by the Texas Water Development Board of a capital
spending plan for certain state-funded water-related programs under
the board's jurisdiction.
Natural Resources

SB 375             Van de Putte
Relating to prohibiting the sale or use of unsafe children's
products; providing a civil penalty.
State Affairs

SB 376             Madla
Relating to a pilot program for language interpreter services under
the medical assistance program.
Health & Human Services

SB 377             Deuell
Relating to authorizing a county, city, town, school district, or
other political subdivision to provide an additional exemption from
ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain
surviving spouses of peace officers and firefighters.
Finance

SB 378             Deuell
Relating to the State Board of Education review of public school
textbooks.
Education

SB 379             Wentworth/ Jackson, Mike/ Williams
Relating to authorizing the issuance of not more than $10 million
in revenue bonds for the purchase and retirement of certain
commercial fishing, shrimping, and crabbing licenses.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

SB 380             Wentworth/ Jackson, Mike/ Williams
Relating to commercial bay shrimping boat licenses, commercial bay
shrimp boat licenses, and commercial bait-shrimp boat licenses.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

SB 381             Staples
Relating to the regulation of real estate appraisers.
Business & Commerce

SB 382             Staples
Relating to disciplinary proceedings and contested cases involving
real estate appraisers and appraiser trainees.
Business & Commerce

SB 383             Ellis/ Gallegos
Relating to the exemption from the sales tax for clothing and
footwear.
Finance

SB 384             Ellis/ Gallegos
Relating to exemptions from the sales tax for certain school
supplies and instructional materials.
Finance

SB 385             Carona
Relating to the regulation of funeral homes, cemeteries, and
crematories.
Business & Commerce

SB 386             Wentworth
Relating to the ability of public school employees to communicate
with members of a school district board of trustees.
Education

SB 387             Wentworth
Relating to school district employment policies.
Education

SB 388             Wentworth
Relating to emergency services for sexual assault survivors.
Health & Human Services

SB 389             Wentworth
Relating to providing information and other services relating to
emergency contraception to sexual assault survivors.
Health & Human Services

SB 390             Wentworth
Relating to the order of succession to the office of governor.
State Affairs

SB 391             Armbrister
Relating to the degree programs offered by the University of
Houston-Victoria.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 392             Van de Putte
Relating to the residency requirements for tuition and fee
exemptions for certain military personnel and their dependents.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 393             Van de Putte
Relating to the designation of certain adults to exercise child
visitation and possession rights on behalf of a parent serving in
the armed forces and deployed outside this country.
Jurisprudence

SB 394             Seliger
Relating to the definition of criminally injurious conduct for
purposes of the Crime Victims' Compensation Act.
Criminal Justice

SB 395             Seliger
Relating to the submission of certain pleas and waivers by closed
circuit video teleconferencing.
Criminal Justice

SB 396             Seliger
Relating to the interagency exchange of information regarding
certain offenders with special needs.
Criminal Justice

SB 397             Seliger
Relating to the forfeiture of contraband used or intended to be
used in the commission of certain criminal offenses.
Criminal Justice

SB 398             Averitt
Relating to rates and rating plans for automobile insurance.
Business & Commerce

SB 399             Madla
Relating to liability of certain individuals for certain
governmental fines or penalties.
Government Organization

SB 400             Nelson
Relating to the continuation and operation of the workers'
compensation system of this state and to the abolition of the Texas
Workers' Compensation Commission, the establishment of the office
of employee assistance, and the transfer of the powers and duties
of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission to the Texas
Department of Insurance, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the
office of employee assistance; providing administrative violations.
Government Organization

SB 401             Nelson
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of
Chiropractic Examiners; providing a criminal penalty.
Government Organization

SB 402             Nelson
Relating to the administration and functions of the Texas State
Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.
Government Organization

SB 403             Nelson
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board
of Examiners of Perfusionists.
Government Organization

SB 404             Shapleigh
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Optometry Board and
to contact lens prescriptions and the dispensing of contact lenses.
Government Organization

SB 405             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Lottery
Commission.
Government Organization

SB 406             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board
of Examiners of Psychologists.
Government Organization

SB 407             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of
Veterinary Medical Examiners.
Government Organization

SB 408             Nelson
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility
Commission of Texas.
Government Organization

SB 409             Nelson
Relating to the continuation and functions of the office of public
utility counsel.
Government Organization

SB 410             Whitmire
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board
of Pharmacy.
Government Organization

SB 411             Whitmire
Relating to the regulation of barbers and cosmetologists by the
Texas Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and the abolition of the
State Board of Barber Examiners and the Texas Cosmetology
Commission.
Government Organization

SB 423             Carona
Relating to the issuance of a limited license to practice medicine
to certain applicants.
Health & Human Services

SB 424             Carona
Relating to the deadline for passing the examination for a license
to practice medicine in this state.
Health & Human Services

SB 425             Hinojosa
Relating to subdivision platting requirements and assistance for
certain counties near an international border.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 426             Shapleigh
Relating to the health of school-age children.
Education

SB 427             Van de Putte
Relating to providing notification to a county voter registrar of
the change in boundaries of a political subdivision located in the
county.
State Affairs

SB 428             Lindsay
Relating to the repeal of the requirement that the creation of the
Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 388 be confirmed by a
specific date.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 429             Lindsay
Relating to the repeal of the requirement that the creation of the
Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 387 be confirmed by a
specific date.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 430             Lindsay
Relating to the regulation of fireworks by certain counties;
providing a criminal penalty.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 431             Staples
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of criminal trespass on
certain property.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 432             Staples
Relating to the abolition of the Public Safety Radio Communications
Council and the transfer of certain functions to the office of the
governor.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 433             Wentworth
Relating to the authorization of airport authorities and the
issuance of bonds and exercise of eminent domain by the
authorities.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 434             Duncan
Relating to the powers and duties of the Lockney General Hospital
District.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 435             Gallegos
Relating to the education requirements for a justice of the peace.
Jurisprudence

SB 436             Gallegos
Relating to the records of a justice of the peace.
Jurisprudence

SB 437             Gallegos
Relating to the suspended execution of the sentence for a tobacco
offense committed by a minor.
Criminal Justice

SB 438             Gallegos
Relating to service of citation in small claims courts.
Jurisprudence

SB 439             Gallegos
Relating to eviction suits in justice courts.
Jurisprudence

SB 440             Ellis
Relating to compensation for wrongful imprisonment.
Criminal Justice

SB 441             Madla
Relating to application of the professional prosecutors law to the
district attorney for the 112th Judicial District.
Jurisprudence

SB 442             Hinojosa
Relating to certain claims and civil actions against sales agents.
State Affairs

SB 443             Staples
Relating to the regulation of industrialized buildings.
Business & Commerce

SB 444             Staples
Relating to registration fee credits for the owners of certain dry
cleaning facilities that do not participate in the dry cleaning
facility release fund.
Natural Resources

SB 445             Carona
Relating to indemnification provisions in construction contracts.
State Affairs

SB 446             Carona
Relating to the reduction in value of a gift card.
Business & Commerce

SB 447             Janek
Relating to the sale of tax receivables by a local government.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 448             Zaffirini
Relating to the Texas Academy of International Studies at Texas A&M
International University.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 449             Wentworth
Relating the conversion of certain mutual life insurance companies
to insurance holding companies and stock life insurance companies.
State Affairs

SB 450             Wentworth
Relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information
regarding the employees of a prosecutor's office.
State Affairs

SJR 12             Janek
Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of
county treasurer of Fort Bend County.
Intergovernmental Relations

SJR 13             Deuell
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a county, city,
town, school district, or other political subdivision to provide an
additional exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence
homesteads of certain surviving spouses of peace officers and
firefighters.
Finance