SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Tuesday
                              March 22, 2005


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


SB 152             Zaffirini
Relating to prevention of and education concerning bullying in
public schools.

SB 293             Zaffirini/ Hinojosa/ Lucio/ Shapleigh
Relating to meetings between representatives of the Department of
Public Safety of the State of Texas and Mexican states on
transportation and truck inspection issues.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

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.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 81 (CS)        Shapleigh
Relating to a joint partnership between the Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center and The University of Texas at El Paso.


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


SB 241             Wentworth
Relating to the creation of an appellate judicial system for the
Third Court of Appeals District.


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 400             Barrientos
In memory of Margaret Wentworth Behrens of Austin.

SR 441             Deuell
Recognizing March 22, 2005, as Sunnyvale Day at the State Capitol.

HCR 112             Corte                      SP: Van de Putte/ et al.
Awarding the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Captain Robert
Thomas Edlin of Corpus Christi and requesting the governor to
confer the award.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HB 2             Grusendorf/ Keffer, Jim/ Hill
Relating to public education and public school finance matters.
Education

HB 3             Keffer, Jim/ Grusendorf
Relating to property tax relief and protection of taxpayers, taxes
and fees, and other matters relating to the financing of public
schools; providing civil and criminal penalties.
Finance

SB 1232             Fraser
Relating to certain powers of river authorities engaged in the
distribution and sale of electric energy to the public, including
the Lower Colorado River Authority.
Natural Resources

SB 1312             Gallegos
Relating to the creation of a state occupational health and safety
plan; establishing a maintenance tax.
State Affairs

SB 1313             Gallegos
Relating to safety hotline posting requirements of employers in
English and Spanish.
State Affairs

SB 1314             Gallegos
Relating to identifying hazardous employers.
State Affairs

SB 1315             Gallegos
Relating to safety hotline posting requirements for employers.
State Affairs

SB 1316             Gallegos
Relating to providing educational materials to employees regarding
workplace safety and retaliation by employers.
State Affairs

SB 1358             West, Royce
Relating to the creation of a public redevelopment agency by
certain municipalities; granting the power to allocate ad valorem
tax revenue, the authority to issue bonds, and the power of eminent
domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1405             Armbrister
Relating to funding advanced in connection with a lawsuit that is
at a rate above the usurious interest prohibition.
Business & Commerce

SB 1501             West, Royce
Relating to the imposition of a fee for a currency transmission
sent to a destination outside the United States.
Finance

SB 1502             West, Royce
Relating to improvements in and assessments of the status of higher
education in this state and to the coordination of public
institutions of higher education in this state.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 1503             West, Royce
Relating to the creation of the Institute on Race, Crime, and
Justice at the University of North Texas at Dallas to examine and
provide training regarding racial profiling by law enforcement and
participation by members of certain underrepresented racial or
ethnic groups in law enforcement.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 1504             Armbrister
Relating to the possession of white-tailed deer or mule deer for
the purpose of sale, purchase, transfer, propagation or liberation
under terms of a permit; providing a penalty.
Natural Resources

SB 1505             Armbrister
Relating to the transfer of an ad valorem tax lien and to a
contract for foreclosure of an ad valorem tax lien.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1506             Armbrister
Relating to default service for residential customers of an
Affiliated Retail Electric Provider
Business & Commerce

SB 1507             Hinojosa
Relating to the sentencing procedure in capital felony cases.
Criminal Justice

SB 1508             Hinojosa
Relating to a subpoena issued to obtain information relating to
certain attorney-client relationships.
Criminal Justice

SB 1509             Averitt
Relating to the election of emergency services districts boards.
State Affairs

SB 1510             Averitt
Relating to the liability of a nonprofit management contractor of
certain hospital authorities.
State Affairs

SB 1512             Averitt
Relating to the use and management of surface water resources.
Natural Resources

SB 1513             Averitt
Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the health
insurance division of the Texas Department of Insurance.
State Affairs

SB 1514             Averitt
Relating to the administration by the Texas Water Development Board
of certain water-related programs financed by federal funds.
Natural Resources

SB 1515             Deuell
Relating to the implementation of the Texas Integrated Eligibility
and Redesign System.
Health & Human Services

SB 1516             Deuell
Relating to the adequacy of health maintenance organization health
care delivery networks and availability of preferred provider
benefits; providing penalties.
State Affairs

SB 1517             Deuell
Relating to qualifications of physicians who perform certain
utilization review duties for a health benefit plan.
State Affairs

SB 1518             Deuell
Relating to validation of the creation of and certain acts taken by
the Rockwall County Public Safety and Fire Assistance District.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1519             Deuell
Relating to the development of a regional water supply reservoir
project at a site known as Lower Bois d'Arc Creek in Fannin County.
Natural Resources

SB 1520             Deuell
Relating to prescription drug insurance benefits provided through
or by the Employees Retirement System of Texas or the Teacher
Retirement System of Texas.
State Affairs

SB 1521             Deuell
Relating to the authority of a pharmacist to dispense a Schedule II
controlled substance pursuant to a facsimile copy of an official
prescription.
Health & Human Services

SB 1522             Van de Putte
Relating to the creation, funding and administration of the Texas
Veterans Trust Fund.
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 1523             Zaffirini
Relating to air pollutant emissions from electric generating
facilities; providing for an administrative penalty.
Natural Resources

SB 1524             Zaffirini
Relating to fees charged for a vital statistics record.
Health & Human Services

SB 1525             Zaffirini
Relating to safe patient handling and movement practices of nurses
in hospitals and nursing homes.
Health & Human Services

SB 1526             Zaffirini
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Finance

SB 1527             Zaffirini
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for Texas A&M
International University.
Finance

SB 1528             Zaffirini
Relating to the payment of tuition and fees at public institutions
of higher education and the determination of Texas residency for
that purpose.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 1529             Zaffirini
Relating to policies and measures to promote timely graduation of
students from public institutions of higher education.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 1531             Averitt
Relating to requiring a contractor or subcontractor to provide
health insurance to its employees to participate in certain state
contracts.
State Affairs

SB 1533             Barrientos
Relating to state employees parking in state-owned garages.
Government Organization

SB 1534             Armbrister
Relating to the appointment of a bailiff for the 22nd District
Court.
Jurisprudence

SB 1535             Armbrister
Relating to contracts between hospitals and preferred provider
benefit plan issuers.
State Affairs

SB 1536             Armbrister
Relating to prescription drug benefits under certain health benefit
plans.
State Affairs

SB 1537             Armbrister
Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and operations of
the Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District and the Fort Bend
Subsidence District.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

SB 1538             Barrientos/ Shapleigh
Relating to the creation of the individual development account
program to provide savings incentives and opportunities to eligible
low-income working individuals.
Finance

SB 1539             Barrientos
Relating to the application of the municipal civil service law for
firefighters and police officers to certain municipalities.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1540             Barrientos
Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality to issue a permit for land application of treated
wastewater in certain situations.
Natural Resources

SB 1541             Armbrister
Relating to an analysis by the state auditor of the
cost-effectiveness of the use of call centers for determining
eligibility for health and human services programs.
Health & Human Services

SB 1542             Armbrister
Relating to certain permitting procedures of the Texas Commission
on Environmental Quality.
Natural Resources

SB 1543             Barrientos
Relating to the applicability of across-the-board salary increases
to employees of institutions of higher education.
Finance

SB 1544             West, Royce
Relating to purchasing practices of public junior college and
community college districts.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 1545             Barrientos
Relating to the composition of the board of trustees of the
Employees Retirement System of Texas.
State Affairs

SB 1546             Barrientos
Relating to the admission of students to general academic teaching
institutions.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 1547             Duncan
Relating to the Department of Information Resources' management of
state electronic and telecommunications services.
Government Organization

SB 1548             Van de Putte
Relating to hydrogen-fueled vehicles and refueling stations.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 1549             Van de Putte
Relating to the seizure of property by law enforcement and to the
treatment of that property in a criminal proceeding.
Criminal Justice

SB 1550             Van de Putte
Relating to licensing of attorneys.
Jurisprudence

SB 1551             Estes
Relating to the continuation of certain statutes authorizing the
interception of certain communications for law enforcement
purposes.
Criminal Justice

SB 1552             Estes
Relating to the continuation of criminal offenses involving the
interception of certain communications for law enforcement
purposes.
Criminal Justice

SB 1553             Ellis
Relating to the creation of a program for alternative funding of
Toward EXcellence, Access, & Success (TEXAS) grants.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 1554             Ellis
Relating to a limitation on increases in the total amount of
tuition charged by public institutions of higher education.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 1555             Gallegos
Relating to taxes, assessments, and impact fees imposed on
residential property by the Greater East End Management District.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1556             Gallegos
Relating to the authority of a port authority, a navigation
district, or certain other persons to use electronically readable
information derived from a driver's license, commercial driver's
license, or personal identification certificate for port security
purposes.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 1557             Gallegos
Relating to the licensing and regulation of journeyman and
apprentice sheet metal workers.
Business & Commerce

SB 1558             Lucio
Relating to the applicability of certain insurance laws to Lloyd's
plans and reciprocal and interinsurance exchanges.
Business & Commerce

SB 1559             Lucio
Relating to prohibiting rebates regarding certain insurance
coverage.
Business & Commerce

SB 1560             Lucio
Relating to the funding of coastal erosion response activities and
the coastal management program.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

SB 1561             Lucio
Relating to requirements imposed under the vehicle fleet management
plan.
Government Organization

SB 1562             Ellis
Relating to removal of corneal tissue from a decedent; providing
penalties.
Health & Human Services

SB 1563             Estes
Relating to uniform law on negotiable instruments and bank deposits
and collections.
Business & Commerce

SB 1564             Janek
Relating to the repeal of the requirement for a surety bond for
licensure of surplus lines insurance agents.
Business & Commerce

SB 1565             Janek
Relating to the collection, retention, and reporting of law
enforcement data relating to traffic and pedestrian stops.
Criminal Justice

SB 1566             Duncan
Relating to supervision of a primary election by the county
executive committee.
State Affairs

SB 1567             Williams
Relating to the amount of longevity and hazardous duty pay for
certain state employees.
Finance

SB 1568             Williams
Relating to membership in the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
State Affairs

SB 1570             Williams
Relating to the rate of interest on certain tax refunds.
Finance

SB 1571             Williams
Relating to the exception from the hotel occupancy tax for a
permanent resident.
Finance

SB 1572             Williams
Relating to certain health coverage under the Texas Employees Group
Benefits Act.
State Affairs

SB 1573             Williams
Relating to the state employee incentive program, including
abolishing the Texas Incentive and Productivity Commission.
Government Organization

SB 1574             Williams
Relating to the benefits and compensation of retired state
employees who return to state employment.
State Affairs

SB 1575             Williams
Relating to the elimination of certain reports to or prepared by
the Legislative Budget Board.
Government Organization

SB 1576             Williams
Relating to the criminal penalty for providing false information to
outside auditors.
Criminal Justice

SB 1577             Williams
Relating to coercing a woman to have an abortion and parental
notification of abortion; creating offenses.
State Affairs

SB 1578             Duncan
Relating to jurisdiction and venue in condemnation proceedings.
Jurisprudence

SB 1579             Zaffirini
Relating to the prohibition of signs on certain roads.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1580             Zaffirini
Relating to the regulation of providers of wheeled mobility
systems.
Business & Commerce

SB 1581             Zaffirini
Relating to the creation of a state pharmacy assistance program for
certain beneficiaries of state and local funded programs.
Health & Human Services

SB 1582             Zaffirini
Relating to the detention of persons for mental health purposes.
Criminal Justice

SB 1583             Zaffirini
Relating to notification of immunization requirements applicable to
public school students.
Education

SB 1584             Carona
Relating to the regulation of certain rehabilitation services for
injured employees in the workers' compensation system.
State Affairs

SB 1585             Carona
Relating to the regulation of nonstandard rates for personal lines
automobile insurance.
Business & Commerce

SB 1586             Carona
Relating to a waiver of requirements for community-based assisted
living services for certain elderly residents.
Health & Human Services

SB 1587             Carona
Relating to certain foreclosure notice requirements.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1588             Carona
Relating to limited regulation for new or emerging technologies
provided by certain telecommunications providers.
Business & Commerce

SB 1589             Carona
Relating to fraudulent documents offered to the county clerk for
filing.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1590             Carona
Relating to use of electronically readable information from a
driver's license or personal identification certificate by a
commercial business.
Business & Commerce

SB 1591             Carona
Relating to accountant practice requirements for certain audits of
insurer financial reports.
Business & Commerce

SB 1592             Carona
Relating to special deposits required of certain insurers.
Business & Commerce

SB 1593             Carona
Relating to uniform law on documents of title.
Business & Commerce

SB 1594             Lucio
Relating to a small contractor assistance program for bidding on
construction contracts at institutions of higher education.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 1595             Lucio
Relating to private activity bonds.
Finance

SB 1596             Estes/ Madla
Relating to activities of a winery.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1597             Madla
Relating to the appointment of county court magistrates.
Jurisprudence

SB 1598             Madla
Relating to the employment of physicians by certain countywide
hospital districts.
Health & Human Services

SB 1600             Whitmire
Relating to criminal law hearing officers in Harris County.
Criminal Justice

THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REREFERRED:


SB 503             West, Royce
Relating to making the award of an arbitration an open record.
Rereferred from Business & Commerce to Jurisprudence

SB 504             West, Royce
Relating to the filing of certain information by arbitrators after
each arbitration.
Rereferred from Business & Commerce to Jurisprudence

SB 505             West, Royce
Relating to registration of arbitrators and arbitration services
providers with the secretary of state.
Rereferred from Business & Commerce to Jurisprudence