SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                 Thursday
                              March 17, 2005


THE SENATE SUSPENDED ALL NECESSARY RULES TO CONSIDER AND FINALLY PASS:


SB 212             Shapleigh
Relating to the provision of employment services by the Texas
Workforce Commission to the families of military personnel
stationed in this state.

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

SB 296             Madla/ et al.
Relating to the student enrollment required for the operation of
Texas A&M University--San Antonio as an independent general
academic teaching institution.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 335 (CS)        Carona
Relating to the recording of electronic documents.

THE SENATE SUSPENDED ALL NECESSARY RULES TO CONSIDER AND FINALLY PASS:


SB 299             Wentworth
Relating to the exception from required public disclosure of the
name of an applicant for the position of city manager of certain
home-rule municipalities.

SB 450 (A)         Wentworth
Relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information
regarding the employees of a prosecutor's office.

THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 385             Barrientos
Commending Cirque du Soleil on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.

SR 412             Lucio
Congratulating Jesse Marines for winning the silver medal at the 2005
University Interscholastic League State Wrestling Championships.

HCR 86             Leibowitz                  SP: Madla
Congratulating "Jesse" James Leija of San Antonio on his remarkable
career as a boxer and commending him for his ongoing contributions
to the city of San Antonio.

THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE PASSED ON THE LOCAL AND UNCONTESTED BILLS
 CALENDAR:


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

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

SB 48             Nelson
Relating to reporting requirements for licensed nursing homes.

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

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

SB 111             Shapleigh/ et al.
Relating to undergraduate course credit granted by public
institutions of higher education for the completion of certain
postsecondary-level programs by high school students.

SB 143             Wentworth
Relating to the extension of certain deadlines for certain
professionals serving on active duty in the military.

SB 144             Wentworth
Relating to trustees of military reservation school districts.

SB 174             Brimer
Relating to the collection of municipal hotel occupancy taxes.

SB 177             Brimer
Relating to the composition of a board of adjustment in certain
municipalities.

SB 182             Barrientos/ Wentworth
Relating to the board of directors of an intermunicipal commuter
rail district.

SB 196             Nelson
Relating to the provision of voluntary charity care by certain
retired dentists.

SB 200             Gallegos
Relating to county authority to regulate vehicular or pedestrian
gates to gated communities.

SB 213             Shapleigh
Relating to requiring more Spanish language content for online
information provided by state agencies.

SB 217             Shapiro
Relating to reporting certain information related to alcohol and
drug tests of holders of commercial driver's licenses.

SB 224             Ellis
Relating to the eminent domain power of certain municipal
management districts.

SB 234             Harris/ et al.
Relating to the appointment of grand jury bailiffs in Tarrant
County.

SB 235             Harris
Relating to the qualifications of bailiffs and grand jury bailiffs
for certain courts.

SB 239             Janek
Relating to an exemption from the fee for a birth or death record
requested by a law enforcement agency, a child fatality review team, or
the child fatality review team committee.

SB 252             Estes/ Fraser/ Seliger/ Shapleigh/ Van de Putte/
                      et al.
Relating to a project of a development corporation in connection
with a military base or facility.

SB 256             Williams
Relating to the release of certain student information by a school
district.

SB 262             Williams
Relating to benefits from the Employees Retirement System of Texas
for law enforcement officers commissioned by the Texas State Board
of Pharmacy.

SB 264             Williams
Relating to the authority of the Montgomery County Hospital
District to issue certain bonds or incur or assume other debt.

SB 267             Williams
Relating to the exclusion from an emergency services district of
certain territory subject to assessments.

SB 269             Madla
Relating to certain administrative fees and taxes collected by the
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

SB 270             Madla/ et al.
Relating to mass gatherings outside the limits of a municipality.

SB 280             Gallegos
Relating to an injunction to prevent violations by automotive
wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties.

SB 321             Harris
Relating to the jurisdiction of the 396th District Court.

SB 334             Duncan/ et al.
Relating to the remedy provided for failure to disclose certain
information in certain residential construction transactions.

SB 342             Brimer
Relating to the regulation of swimming pools in the unincorporated
areas of certain counties as a public nuisance.

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

SB 376             Madla/ et al.
Relating to a pilot program for language interpreter services under
the medical assistance program.

SB 466             Fraser
Relating to the creation and authority of municipal development
districts.

SB 610             Nelson
Relating to the regulation of the practice of dentistry.

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

THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REMOVED FROM THE LOCAL AND
 UNCONTESTED BILLS CALENDAR:


SB 148 (LC)        Wentworth
Relating to the exception from required public disclosure of a
photograph of a peace officer.

SB 547 (LC)        Madla
Relating to voter eligibility and registration in El Paso County
Water Improvement District No. 1.

THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SB 18             Williams/ Janek
Relating to the adoption of an ad valorem tax rate by a taxing unit
other than a school district.
Finance

SJR 4             Janek/ Williams
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to
establish a lower limit on the maximum average annual percentage
increase in the appraised value of residence homesteads for ad
valorem tax purposes and to authorize the governing body of a
taxing unit to determine whether a limit on residence homestead
appraisal increases shall apply in the taxing unit.
Finance

THE FOLLOWING BILL WAS REREFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SJR 27             Lucio
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of
additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development
Board to provide assistance to economically distressed areas.
Rereferred from Natural Resources to International Relations & Trade