SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Monday
                             February 28,2005

THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 237             Shapiro/ West, Royce
Welcoming Texas Teen Court participants to the State Capitol on February
28, 2005.

SR 256             Deuell
Recognizing February 28, 2005, as Rockwall County Day at the State
Capitol.

SR 262             West, Royce
Recognizing February 28, 2005, as Prairie View A&M University Alumni Day
at the State Capitol.

SR 269             Ellis
Congratulating Prairie View A&M University on its 130th anniversary.

HCR 47             Dukes/ Hughes/ et al.      SP: Barrientos
Concurrent resolution honoring the life of civil rights leader
James Leonard Farmer, Jr.

HCR 60             Isett                      SP: Duncan
Honoring Gail Platt of Lubbock for her 20 years of service to the
Texas Community College Teachers Association.

HCR 79             Anderson                   SP: Averitt
Recognizing February 28, 2005, as West Day at the State Capitol.

HCR 80             Anderson                   SP: Averitt
Congratulating the Crawford High School Pirates football team on their
championship season.

HCR 81             Anderson                   SP: Averitt
Congratulating the Crawford High School cheerleading squad on their
championship season.

HCR 82             Anderson                   SP: Averitt
Congratulating the Crawford High School Band on their contribution to
the community.

HCR 83             Rose/ Nixon                SP: Nelson
Recognizing National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 27
through March 5, 2005.

THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SB 506             Shapleigh
Relating to the sale of life insurance to military personnel.
State Affairs

SB 507             Wentworth
Relating to alternative dispute resolution of certain contract
claims against the state.
State Affairs

SB 508             Wentworth
Relating to the confidentiality of certain communications involving
an ombudsman's office established by an employer.
Business & Commerce

SB 509             Armbrister
Relating to the repeal of the restriction on the amount of money in
the water infrastructure fund that may be used for certain purposes
in a fiscal year.
Natural Resources

SB 510             Lucio
Relating to the first instructional day of a school year for public
school students.
Education

SB 511             Deuell
Relating to public testimony at regular meetings of the governing
board of a general academic teaching institution.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 512             Deuell
Relating to the criminal penalty for the unlawful delivery of a
dangerous drug on a school bus or in a drug-free zone.
Criminal Justice

SB 513             Deuell
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of credit card or debit
card abuse.
Criminal Justice

SB 514             Deuell
Relating to the conversion of the Verandah Fresh Water Supply
District of Hunt County to a municipal utility district; providing
authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of
eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 515             Deuell
Relating to the creation of the Sunrise Municipal Utility District
of Hunt County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 516             Deuell
Relating to the creation of the Union Valley Ranch Municipal
Utility District of Hunt County; providing authority to impose a
tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 517             Armbrister
Relating to studies or projects concerning coastal erosion that may
be undertaken by the General Land Office in conjunction with
qualified project partners.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

SB 518             Ellis
Relating to the licensing and regulation of Canadian pharmacies for
the dispensing of prescription drugs in this state.
Health & Human Services

SB 519             Armbrister
Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward
compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality.
Natural Resources

SB 520             Madla
Relating to liability of physician assistants who provide certain
emergency care.
State Affairs

SB 521             Madla/ Eltife
Relating to exemptions from the law governing emergency medical
services for certain transfer vehicles and staff and to the minimum
qualifications for obtaining an emergency medical services provider
license.
Health & Human Services

SB 522             Armbrister
Relating to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System;
providing an administrative penalty.
State Affairs

SB 523             Deuell
Relating to the regional emergency medical dispatch resource center
pilot program.
Health & Human Services

SB 524             Eltife
Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Cass County.
Jurisprudence

SB 525             Hinojosa
Relating to requiring the corroboration of certain testimony to
support a criminal conviction.
Criminal Justice

SB 526             Hinojosa
Relating to a county's authority to impose a records archive fee.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 527             Hinojosa
Relating to authorizing a sports recreation and wellness facility
fee at The University of Texas-Pan American.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 528             Hinojosa
Relating to the installment payment of tuition and fees charged by
a public junior college for a summer term.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 529             Hinojosa
Relating to the tuition charged for certain courses repeated by
students attending public junior colleges.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 530             West, Royce
Relating to a fixed tuition rate provided by general academic
teaching institutions to certain students for satisfactory academic
progress and performance.
Education

SB 531             West, Royce
Relating to the tuition charged for certain courses repeated by
students attending public junior colleges.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 532             Shapiro
Relating to tuition for a student registered in a public junior
college.
Education

SB 533             Fraser
Relating to the state's goal for renewable energy.
Business & Commerce

SB 534             Lindsay/ Hinojosa
Relating to the authority of county attorneys in certain counties
to enforce certain provisions relating to real property.
Jurisprudence

SB 535             Whitmire
Relating to termination or suspension without pay of certain public
school district employees.
Education

SB 536             Van de Putte
Relating to reimbursement under certain health benefit plans for
services provided by licensed podiatrists.
State Affairs

SB 537             Deuell
Relating to the registration of antique boats with the Parks and
Wildlife Department.
Natural Resources

SB 538             Deuell
Relating to evidence establishing ownership of a vessel for a
certificate of title issued by the Parks and Wildlife Department.
Natural Resources

SB 539             Seliger
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of credit card or debit
card abuse.
Criminal Justice

SB 540             Seliger
Relating to the computation of wealth per student in certain school
districts.
Education

SB 541             Seliger
Relating to the confidentiality of photographs of certain
residential property held by an appraisal district.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 542             West, Royce
Relating to the authority of the attorney general to bring suit on
behalf of individuals injured by unlawful practices in restraint of
trade.
Business & Commerce

SB 543             Shapleigh
Relating to the authority of a member, agency, or committee of the
legislature to receive on request one copy of public information
from a governmental body without charge.
State Affairs

SB 544             Shapleigh
Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital
punishment in Texas.
Criminal Justice

SB 545             Madla
Relating to the creation of the Type 2 Diabetes Screening Program
Advisory Council and the establishment of a Type 2 diabetes
screening program for school children.
Education

SB 546             Madla
Relating to permits for the commercial composting of grease trap
waste.
Natural Resources

SB 547             Madla
Relating to voter eligibility and registration in El Paso County
Water Improvement District No. 1.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 548             Ellis
Relating to the manner in which the Board of Pardons and Paroles
performs duties related to clemency in capital cases.
Criminal Justice

SB 549             Ellis
Relating to the disclosure of information relating to the
investment of the permanent university fund and other funds under
the management and control of the board of regents of The
University of Texas System.
Education

SB 550             Duncan
Relating to the compensation of security personnel of certain
courts.
Jurisprudence

SB 551             Duncan
Relating to certain exemptions from the requirement to be licensed
to perform electrical work.
Business & Commerce

SB 552             Duncan
Relating to the creation of magistrates in Nolan County.
Jurisprudence

SB 553             Duncan/ Ellis
Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a
nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person
appointed to those offices.
Jurisprudence

SB 554             Duncan
Relating to the liability of an ERISA-regulated employee benefit
plan under certain state law.
State Affairs

SB 555             Janek
Relating to requirements for certain medical treatment consent
forms.
State Affairs

SB 556             Brimer
Relating to the collection of certain fines, penalties, expenses,
and interest by certain municipalities.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 557             Brimer
Relating to the collection of the tax on gasoline and diesel fuel
and to the use of the certain revenue from the tax.
Finance

SB 558             Brimer
Relating to the application of the sales tax to services for
repairing and remodeling certain commercial properties.
Finance

SB 559             Brimer
Relating to the limitation on appraised value of certain property
under the Texas Economic Development Act and to the continuation of
that Act.
S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev.

SB 560             Carona
Relating to court orders for discovery in a criminal case.
Criminal Justice

SB 561             Carona
Relating to the procedure for determining the incompetency of a
defendant to stand trial.
Jurisprudence

SB 562             Janek
Relating to the creation of health savings accounts for certain
state employees and retirees and their dependents.
State Affairs

SB 563             Janek
Relating to the prevention of Medicaid fraud; providing penalties.
Health & Human Services

SB 564             Barrientos
Relating to the establishment of a program for the disposition of
electronic equipment in a manner that protects the water and other
natural resources of the state; providing a criminal penalty.
Natural Resources

SB 565             Deuell
Relating to the posting of a list of employees in certain
child-care facilities and family homes.
Health & Human Services

SB 566             Deuell
Relating to a Medicaid buy-in program for employed persons with
disabilities.
Health & Human Services

SB 567             Deuell
Relating to requiring a taxing unit to include in the public notice
of a hearing on the adoption of an ad valorem tax rate certain
information relating to the taxing unit's budget and appraisal
roll.
Finance

SB 593             Carona
Relating to the governor's study of emerging technology and
economic development.
S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev.