SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                 Wednesday
                               March 2, 2005

THE SENATE SUSPENDED THE REGULAR ORDER, READ SECOND TIME, AND PASSED
 TO ENGROSSMENT:


SB 6 (CS)        Nelson/ et al.
Relating to protective services; providing penalties.
19 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 254             Armbrister
Recognizing March 2, 2005, as Independent Electrical Contractors Day at
the State Capitol.

SR 261             Carona/ Shapiro
Recognizing March 2, 2005, as Richardson's Telecom Corridor Legislative
Day at the State Capitol.

SR 264             Barrientos/ Shapiro
Recognizing March 2, 2005, as Hadassah Legislative Day at the State
Capitol.

SR 268             Barrientos
Commending Celebrate Texas for its many contributions to our state and its
sponsorship of this year's Texas Independence Day festivities.

SR 283             Deuell
Recognizing March 2, 2005, as Rains County Day at the State Capitol.

SR 288             Gallegos
Recognizing March 2, 2005, as East End Day at the State Capitol.

HCR 84             Bonnen                     SP: Janek
Designating September 2005 as Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness
Month.

THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SB 641             Van de Putte
Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain offenses
prohibiting animal fighting.
Criminal Justice

SB 642             Lucio
Relating to offenses involving use of safety belts or a child
passenger safety seat.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 643             Lucio
Relating to funding for safety or lap belts in public school buses.
Finance

SB 644             Wentworth
Relating to the eligibility of persons to participate in the public
sale in certain counties of certain real property.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 645             Barrientos
Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate the use
of outdoor lighting.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 646             Barrientos
Relating to the concurrent jurisdiction of campus peace officers
commissioned by The University of Texas at Austin and law
enforcement agencies of the state and political subdivisions of the
state.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 647             Lucio
Relating to the allocation of certain community development block
grant program money for the installation of street lights in
colonias.
International Relations & Trade

SB 648             Lucio
Relating to the transfer of adult education and literacy programs
from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Workforce Commission.
Education

SB 649             Hinojosa
Relating to political contributions and expenditures; providing
civil and criminal penalties.
State Affairs

SB 650             Harris
Relating to the continuation of the Texas emissions reduction plan,
including the funding for the plan.
Natural Resources

SB 651             Harris
Relating to the University of North Texas Health Science Center at
Fort Worth Missing Persons DNA Database.
Criminal Justice

SB 652             Lucio
Relating to the exemption of the residence homesteads of elderly
persons from ad valorem taxation and the deferral or abatement of
the collection of delinquent taxes on the residence homesteads of
elderly and disabled persons.
Finance

SB 653             Van de Putte
Relating to point-of-sale health warnings for tobacco products.
State Affairs

SB 654             Van de Putte
Relating to swimming pool safety.
State Affairs

SB 655             Van de Putte
Relating to the establishment of a prescription drug consumer
information and technical assistance program by the Department of
State Health Services.
Health & Human Services

SB 656             Van de Putte
Relating to reducing the time management burdens imposed on
classroom teachers.
Education

SB 657             Madla
Relating to the expiration of the other events trust fund
established to support local efforts to recruit or retain certain
sports events.
S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev.

SB 658             Madla
Relating to the scheduling of certain University Interscholastic
League competitions.
Education

SB 659             Ellis
Relating to the disclosure of certain information regarding, and
the admissibility of testimony by, a witness for the state in a
criminal case.
Criminal Justice

SB 660             Ellis
Relating to domestic preparedness training programs for certain law
enforcement officers.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 661             Ellis
Relating to the punishment for the offense of aggravated assault.
Criminal Justice

SB 662             Ellis
Relating to electronically recording certain interrogations and the
admissibility of certain statements made by a juvenile or a
criminal defendant.
Criminal Justice

SB 663             Ellis
Relating to photograph and live lineup identification procedures in
criminal cases.
Criminal Justice

SB 664             Ellis
Relating to the unlawful carrying of a handgun on certain premises
used for law enforcement.
Criminal Justice

SB 665             Barrientos
Relating to work-related exposure to a reportable disease.
Criminal Justice

SB 666             Gallegos
Relating to the regulation of service of process; providing
criminal and administrative penalties.
Jurisprudence

SB 667             Shapleigh
Relating to certain circumstances under which the Texas Commission
on Environmental Quality is required or authorized to deny or amend
a permit under the Texas Clean Air Act.
Natural Resources

SB 668             Seliger
Relating to the authority of the board of directors of the South
Randall County Hospital District to invest district funds.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 669             Seliger
Relating to the terms of court of the 47th Judicial District.
Jurisprudence

SB 670             Seliger
Relating to the appointment of judges to the City of Amarillo
municipal court.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 671             Seliger
Relating to the creation of an additional county court at law in
Randall County.
Jurisprudence

SB 672             Seliger
Relating to the Randall County Juvenile Board.
Jurisprudence

SB 673             Seliger
Relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court at Law of Randall
County.
Jurisprudence

SB 674             West, Royce
Relating to limiting the use of customers' social security numbers
by persons; providing a civil penalty.
Business & Commerce

SB 675             West, Royce
Relating to agreements that waive the right to demand a jury trial.
Jurisprudence

SB 676             West, Royce
Relating to identifying which public institutions of higher
education in this state are comprehensive research universities of
the first class.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 677             West, Royce
Relating to rates for certain insurance within certain rating
territories.
Business & Commerce

SB 678             Van de Putte
Relating to the designation of part of Interstate Highway 35 as the
Purple Heart Trail.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 679             Duncan
Relating to the procedure for determining the incompetency of a
defendant to stand trial.
Jurisprudence

SB 680             Duncan
Relating to the requirements for post-conviction DNA testing.
Criminal Justice

SB 681             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the offense of failing to certify compliance of an
underground storage tank before accepting delivery of the regulated
substance to be stored in the tank.
Natural Resources

SB 682             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the development of an animal identification program;
providing a criminal penalty.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

SB 683             Lucio
Relating to migrant labor housing facilities.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 684             Lucio
Relating to authorizing certain counties and municipalities to
regulate land development; providing a penalty.
International Relations & Trade

SB 685             Carona
Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses
in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses.
Criminal Justice

SB 686             Carona
Relating to the regulation of air conditioning and refrigeration
technicians.
Business & Commerce

SB 687             Carona
Relating to the use of title insurance to insure certain interests
in personal property.
Business & Commerce

SB 688             Carona
Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of sexual assault and
aggravated sexual assault.
Criminal Justice

SB 689             Zaffirini
Relating to a feasibility study regarding the creation of a federal
criminal history record clearinghouse at the Department of Public
Safety.
Criminal Justice

SB 690             Zaffirini
Relating to the required posting by a governmental body of a
meeting of the governmental body that is continued to the following
regular business day.
State Affairs

SB 691             Madla
Relating to the creation and functions of an arthritis control and
prevention program.
Health & Human Services

SB 692             Madla
Relating to the fee a county tax assessor-collector may charge for
assessing and collecting ad valorem taxes for certain river
authorities.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 693             Ogden
Relating to vacancies on municipal utility district boards.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 694             Ogden
Relating to requiring notice to the prosecuting attorney before a
parole panel determines whether to release an inmate on medically
recommended intensive supervision.
Criminal Justice

SB 695             Ogden
Relating to the forfeiture of good conduct time from inmates who
file frivolous applications for writ of habeas corpus.
Criminal Justice

SB 696             Ogden
Relating to testing and examination fee requirements for persons
completing certain driver education courses.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 697             Estes
Relating to the validation of the boundaries of certain school
districts.
Education

SB 698             Van de Putte
Relating to restrictions on balance billing by certain health care
providers; providing an administrative penalty.
State Affairs

SB 699             Hinojosa
Relating to the relationship between the amount of an
administrative penalty imposed by the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality and the economic benefit of the violation to
the alleged violator.
Natural Resources

SB 700             Hinojosa
Relating to the issuance of revenue bonds for Texas A&M
University--Corpus Christi.
Finance

SB 701             Deuell
Relating to the issuance of revenue bonds for Texas A&M
University--Commerce.
Finance

SB 702             Deuell
Relating to authorizing certain uses for student center complex
fees charged to students enrolled in component institutions of The
Texas A&M University System.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 703             West, Royce
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the
University of North Texas, the University of North Texas System
Center at Dallas, and the Universities Center at Dallas.
Finance

SB 704             West, Royce
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
Finance

SB 705             West, Royce
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The Texas
A&M University System Health Science Center Baylor College of
Dentistry.
Finance

SB 706             Barrientos
Relating to the conditions of employment for emergency medical
services personnel employed by certain municipalities.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 707             Van de Putte
Relating to the issuance of an electrician license to certain
members of the armed forces.
Business & Commerce

SB 708             Shapiro
Relating to the funding of highway projects in Texas Department of
Transportation districts in which a turnpike project is located.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 709             Carona
Relating to the amount of a late charge or reinstatement fee under
a rental-purchase agreement.
Business & Commerce

SB 710             Carona
Relating to establishing a state goal for electric generation
capacity using certain emerging generation technologies.
Business & Commerce

SB 711             Carona
Relating to metering services provided to certain electricity
customers.
Business & Commerce

SB 712             Carona
Relating to the legislature's goal for energy efficiency in this
state and related energy efficiency programs.
Business & Commerce

SB 713             Barrientos
Relating to the prohibition of certain waivers by an employee of an
employer who does not subscribe to workers' compensation insurance.
State Affairs

SB 714             Barrientos
Relating to prohibiting discrimination against certain employees
who sustain an injury in the course and scope of their employment.
State Affairs

SB 715             Barrientos
Relating to the prohibition of certain required arbitration
agreements and employee waivers.
State Affairs

SB 716             Gallegos
Relating to payroll deductions for certain employees who are peace
officers.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 717             Eltife
Relating to the definition of all-terrain vehicle in the motor
vehicle registration law.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 718             Eltife
Relating to boundaries of emergency services districts.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 719             Deuell
Relating to the operation of mail order prescription plans for
certain public employees and retirees.
State Affairs

SB 720             Deuell
Relating to required patient counseling regarding mail order
prescription plans for certain public employees and retirees.
State Affairs

SB 721             Lucio
Relating to establishing a health science center and medical school
in the Rio Grande Valley.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 722             Lucio/ Armbrister/ Barrientos/ Brimer/ Carona/
                      et al.
Relating to the creation of the TexasNextStep grant program to pay
tuition and required fees and textbook costs of certain students
enrolled in two-year public institutions of higher education in
this state.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 723             Lucio
Relating to a study of affordable housing needs and potential
revenue sources for affordable housing.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 724             Lucio
Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem taxation of certain
property used to provide low-income housing.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 725             Deuell
Relating to the additional exit conference required following
inspection, survey, or investigation of certain facilities.
Health & Human Services

SB 726             Deuell
Relating to the authority of a dental hygienist to prescribe and
administer fluoride varnish.
Health & Human Services

SB 727             Wentworth
Relating to the public information law.
State Affairs

SB 728             Wentworth
Relating to the liability of certain operators that contract with a
metropolitan rapid transit authority.
State Affairs

SB 729             Wentworth
Relating to a weighted caseload study of the district courts.
Jurisprudence

SB 730             West, Royce/ Armbrister/ Averitt/ Barrientos/
                      Carona/ et al.
Relating to the establishment of a law school in the city of Dallas
by the University of North Texas System.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 731             Williams
Relating to initial training and continuing education requirements
for a constable.
Criminal Justice

SB 732             Williams
Relating to the administration of polygraph examinations to certain
applicants for positions in the Department of Public Safety.
Criminal Justice

SB 733             Williams
Relating to the certification of the amount of excess money in the
compensation to victims of crime fund.
Finance

SB 734             Williams
Relating to municipal regulation of the discharge of firearms and
certain other weapons.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 735             Williams/ Janek/ Staples
Relating to delay in the deregulation of certain electric utilities
outside of ERCOT.
Business & Commerce

SB 736             Brimer
Relating to county authority to adopt fire codes in unincorporated
areas.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 737             Brimer
Relating to the prosecution of offenses involving the operating or
loading of an overweight vehicle in violation of certain laws.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 738             Lucio
Relating to emergency order authority of the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality.
Natural Resources

SB 739             Lucio
Relating to the payment of certain administrative penalties
assessed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality under an
installment payment schedule.
Natural Resources

SB 740             Janek
Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to
erect or maintain shore protection structures and the location of
the line of vegetation in relation to those structures.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

SCR 6             Fraser
Urging the United States Congress to establish a domestic energy
policy to ensure an adequate supply of natural gas and the
appropriate infrastructure, to promote greater energy efficiency,
and to open promising new areas for environmentally responsible
natural gas production.
Business & Commerce

SCR 7             Duncan
Urging the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals
of Texas, as necessary, to develop rules relating to the random
assignment to courts of appeals of cases pending or on appeal from
counties with overlapping appellate jurisdictions and relating to
determining the court of appeals precedent applicable in such
randomly assigned cases.
Jurisprudence

SJR 18             Ellis
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing casino gaming and
requiring creation of a Texas Gaming Commission to regulate gaming
and casino-based development projects in this state.
State Affairs

SJR 19             Janek
Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow state or local peace
officers, firefighters, and emergency service personnel to serve in
the legislature.
State Affairs

SJR 20             West, Royce
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to
grant a pardon to a person who successfully completes a term of
deferred adjudication community supervision.
Criminal Justice

SR 255             Armbrister
Memorializing congress to express its commitment to clean air and
economic development by passing the Clear Skies Act of 2005.
Natural Resources