SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Tuesday
                               March 1, 2005

THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 238             Shapiro/ Carona
Recognizing February 28 through March 2, 2005, as Texas Technology Week
at the State Capitol.

SR 239             Shapiro/ Harris
Recognizing March 1, 2005, as Irving Day at the State Capitol.

SR 240             Shapiro/ Estes
Recognizing March 1,2005, as Collin County Legislative Day at the State
Capitol.

SR 250             Williams
Recognizing March 1, 2005, as Justices of the Peace and Constables Day at
the State Capitol.

SR 251             Seliger/ Duncan
Recognizing March 1, 2005, as Texas Panhandle Day at the State Capitol.

SR 253             Armbrister
Recognizing March 1, 2005, as Aransas County Day at the State Capitol.

SR 258             Duncan
Congratulating Tyler Willis on being named Miss Texas USA.

SR 271             Nelson
Recognizing March 1, 2005, as Nurse Day at the State Capitol.

HCR 19             Berman                     SP: Eltife/ et al.
Designating February 28 to March 1, 2005, as Tyler Days at the
State Capitol.

HCR 21             Berman                     SP: Eltife
Congratulating the Red Raiders football team of Robert E. Lee High
School in Tyler on winning the state Class 5A Division I football
championship.

HCR 41             Gonzales/ Pena             SP: Hinojosa
In memory of Judge Fidencio M. Guerra, Sr.

HCR 75             Merritt                    SP: Eltife
Congratulating the Kilgore High School football team on winning the
2004 UIL Class 4A Division II State Football Championship.

HCR 76             Laney                      SP: Duncan
Congratulating Miss Texas USA 2005 Tyler Willis of Brownfield.

THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SB 416             Shapleigh
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Midwifery
Board.
Government Organization

SB 417             Whitmire
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board
of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Government Organization

SB 418             Shapleigh
Relating to continuation and functions of the State Board for Educator
Certification.
Government Organization

SB 499             West, Royce
Relating to the designation of the portion of Interstate Highway 20
in Dallas and Tarrant Counties as the President William Jefferson
Clinton Highway.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 568             Deuell
Relating to personal emergency response system providers; providing
penalties.
Health & Human Services

SB 569             Zaffirini/ Hinojosa/ Lucio/ Shapleigh
Relating to meetings between representatives of the Texas
Department of Transportation and Mexican states on transportation
and truck inspection issues.
International Relations & Trade

SB 570             Staples
Relating to the requirement of a surety bond for a receiver of the
General Land Office.
Natural Resources

SB 571             Madla/ Deuell/ Estes
Relating to the hours of sale and consumption of wine at a winery.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 572             Barrientos/ Averitt
Relating to the development and implementation of personnel
policies and procedures for certain state agencies.
State Affairs

SB 573             Brimer
Relating to the award of certain highway maintenance contracts by
the Texas Department of Transportation.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 574             Armbrister
Relating to requirements for the issuance of land development
permits by political subdivisions.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 575             Armbrister
Relating to notice to surface owners of oil and gas exploration and
production operations.
Natural Resources

SB 576             Armbrister
Relating to certain purchases by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
Government Organization

SB 577             Staples
Relating to the membership of the Critical Infrastructure
Protection Council.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 578             Staples
Relating to the authority of certain honorably retired peace
officers to carry certain weapons.
Criminal Justice

SB 579             Van de Putte
Relating to the eligibility of children of certain military
personnel to receive Texas B-On-time loans.
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 580             Van de Putte
Relating to the installment payment of ad valorem taxes by certain
veterans.
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 581             Van de Putte
Relating to Texas Building and Procurement Commission requirements
for certain purchases by the Veterans' Land Board.
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 582             Van de Putte
Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain military
personnel and their dependents.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 583             Wentworth
Relating to the authority of a municipality to establish economic
development programs in certain areas.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 584             Fraser
Relating to the appointment in Blanco, Burnet, Llano, and San Saba
Counties of associate judges in the district court and of criminal
law magistrates in the drug courts.
Jurisprudence

SB 585             Fraser
Relating to creation of a judicial district in Blanco, Burnet,
Llano, and San Saba Counties, to the election of a local
administrative district judge for those counties, to the juvenile
board in those counties, and to the district courts in those
counties.
Jurisprudence

SB 586             Fraser
Relating to business entities and associations.
Business & Commerce

SB 587             Jackson, Mike
Relating to operation of certain machinery or equipment near
high-voltage lines.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

SB 588             Jackson, Mike
Relating to notice of intent to obtain a permit from the Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality in counties of 3.2 million or
more.
Natural Resources

SB 589             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to require a
building permit for construction and renovation work on
county-owned buildings and facilities.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 590             Jackson, Mike
Relating to certificates of veterinary inspection.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

SB 591             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the inspection of livestock at livestock markets.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

SB 592             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the creation of a Texas Gulf Coast Legislative Working
Group and a Multistate Gulf Coast Legislative Working Group.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

SB 594             Lindsay
Amending Section 11.085, Water Code, by adding Subsection (w)
relating to interbasin transfers of water rights within certain
regional water planning areas; and declaring an emergency.
Natural Resources

SB 595             Madla
Relating to the taxable property value under the public school
finance system of school districts not offering all grade levels.
Education

SB 596             Madla
Relating to the sparsity adjustment under the Foundation School
Program for certain school districts.
Education

SB 597             Madla
Relating to computation of average daily attendance for certain
small school districts with declining enrollment.
Education

SB 598             Madla
Relating to providing and maintaining an emergency radio
infrastructure.
Business & Commerce

SB 599             Staples
Relating to the eligibility of a criminal defendant for release
from jail after a delay in prosecution.
Criminal Justice

SB 600             Brimer
Relating to the regulation of service contract providers and
administrators.
Business & Commerce

SB 601             Van de Putte
Relating to importing prescription drugs for use in state-funded
programs that provide health care services or benefits.
State Affairs

SB 602             Ellis
Relating to the development of bicycle tourism trails in this
state.
S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev.

SB 603             Ellis
Relating to the right of a foreign national to contact a foreign
consular official.
Criminal Justice

SB 604             Ellis
Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify.
Jurisprudence

SB 605             Seliger
Relating to the declination of compensation by a candidate for
constable.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 606             Seliger/ Van de Putte
Relating to limits on the size of prekindergarten classes in public
schools.
Education

SB 607             Seliger
Relating to the equalized wealth level under the public school
finance system for school districts located in counties with small
populations.
Education

SB 608             Nelson
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
Finance

SB 609             Nelson
Relating to the establishment of an advisory panel to conduct a
study on the reporting of health care associated infection rates
and process measures.
Health & Human Services

SB 610             Nelson
Relating to the regulation of the practice of dentistry.
Health & Human Services

SB 611             Nelson
Relating to the electronic creation, transmission, and use of
certain documents related to the prosecution of a criminal offense.
Jurisprudence

SB 612             Whitmire
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of interference with
public duties.
Criminal Justice

SB 613             Whitmire
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center facilities and
infrastructure.
Finance

SB 614             Ellis
Relating to the amount of liability insurance required to be
maintained on certain school buses owned by a motor carrier.
Business & Commerce

SB 615             Averitt
Relating to the powers of a Special Agent of the Secret Service to
effect an arrest, search, or seizure.
Criminal Justice

SB 616             Averitt
Relating to the period for which the deadline for filing a
rendition statement or property report for ad valorem tax purposes
may be extended.
Finance

SB 619             Staples
Relating to the enforcement of certain standards for commercial
motor vehicles.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 620             Janek
Relating to the deadline for evaluating and ranking competitive
sealed proposals for certain construction services submitted to a
navigation district or port authority.
Natural Resources

SB 621             Janek
Relating to the territory of certain 9-1-1 emergency communication
districts.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 622             Shapiro
Relating to the regulation of certain investigators by the Texas
Private Security Board.
Business & Commerce

SB 623             Hinojosa
Relating to the authorized charges for providing a copy of public
information requested under the public information law.
State Affairs

SB 624             Hinojosa
Relating to the regulation of bail bond sureties.
Business & Commerce

SB 625             Shapleigh
Relating to enforcement of certain consumer lending laws.
Business & Commerce

SB 626             Zaffirini
Relating to medical assistance in certain alternative
community-based care settings.
Health & Human Services

SB 627             Zaffirini
Relating to a pilot program for the transfer of money appropriated
for certain institutional care for children to provide
community-based services to those children.
Health & Human Services

SB 628             Lucio
Relating to an urban land bank program in certain municipalities.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 629             Lucio
Relating to the rights of a purchaser under an executory contract
for conveyance of real property.
Business & Commerce

SB 630             Van de Putte
Relating to audits of providers in the program.
Health & Human Services

SB 631             Nelson
Relating to the compensation of certain district judges in Denton
County.
Jurisprudence

SB 632             Nelson
Relating to dental assistant x-rays.
Health & Human Services

SB 633             Barrientos
Relating to a pilot program to provide health services to state
employees in state office complexes.
Government Organization

SB 634             Barrientos
Relating to the compensation of administrators in public
institutions of higher education and university systems.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 635             Barrientos
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for  The
University of Texas at Austin.
Finance

SB 636             Barrientos
Relating to excluding a challenge course used for educational
purposes from regulation as an amusement ride.
Business & Commerce

SB 637             Lindsay
Relating to the precedence of certain county highway access rules
and ordinances over highway access management orders of the Texas
Transportation Commission.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 638             Barrientos
Relating to the award of a grant and reporting requirements under
the Texas Enterprise Fund.
S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev.

SB 639             Shapleigh
Relating to the provision of federal earned income tax credit
materials and federal income tax preparation assistance information
to certain health and human services and Texas Workforce Commission
clients.
Health & Human Services

SB 640             Van de Putte
Relating to the notification of foreign consular officials on the
arrest of foreign nationals and to communications between those
consular officials and arrested persons.
Criminal Justice

SB 832             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

SCR 5             Gallegos
Memorializing Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset
provision and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social
Security Act.
State Affairs

SJR 15             Barrientos
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a county to impose
a local tax on the sale of gasoline and to transfer the revenue
from the tax to another political subdivision of this state.
Finance

SJR 16             Duncan/ Ellis
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointment to
fill vacancies in certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan
retention elections for those offices.
Jurisprudence

SJR 17             Staples
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail
to a criminal defendant who violates a condition of the defendant's
release pending trial.
Criminal Justice