SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                 Wednesday
                              March 23, 2005


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


SB 541 (CS)        Seliger
Relating to the confidentiality of information regarding certain
residential property held by an appraisal district.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 311 (CS)        Deuell
Relating to the regulation of academic language teachers and
therapists; imposing penalties.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 1 (CS)        Ogden
General Appropriations Bill.


THE SENATE SUSPENDED THE REGULAR ORDER, READ THIRD TIME, AND PASSED:


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 432             West, Royce
Recognizing March 23, 2005, as Texas AIDS Advocacy Coalition Day at the
State Capitol.

SR 443             Zaffirini
Recognizing March 23, 2005, as Live Oak County Day at the State Capitol.

SR 444             Zaffirini
Honoring the legacy of J. Frank Dobie.

SR 447             Hinojosa
Commending R. D. "Bobby" Guerra for his many accomplishments during his
tenure as chair of the Hidalgo County Democratic Party.

SR 450             Hinojosa
Commending California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi for his
exemplary public service.

SR 451             Janek
Congratulating The University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston on the
occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 452             Seliger
Commending the Rural Rail Transportation Districts for the vital role they
play in improving rail transportation assets in Texas.

SR 457             Hinojosa
Commending Superintendent Eric P. Serna for his outstanding public service
and leadership.

SR 459             Lucio
Recognizing March 23, 2005, as Keppel AmFELS Day at the State Capitol.

SR 460             Staples
Recognizing the Texas Forestry Association on the occasion of its March
23, 2005, seedling giveaway at the State Capitol.

SR 461             Wentworth
In memory of Juan M. Martinez, Jr.

HCR 119             Hughes                     SP: Eltife
Recognizing March 23, 2005, as Marshall Day at the State Capitol.


THE SENATE CONFIRMED ALL NOMINEES AS REPORTED BY THE COMMITTEE ON
 NOMINATIONS.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SB 1530             Zaffirini
Relating to a statewide strategic plan for the support and
promotion of technology research in this state.
S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev.

SB 1601             Whitmire
Relating to the entrance requirements and longevity pay in certain
municipalities for a police officer who has previous experience as
a police officer.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1602             Estes
Relating to surveys accepted by the Commissioner of the Land Office
for filing in the official records of the Land Office.
Natural Resources

SB 1603             Estes
Relating to the recovery of certain costs associated with certain
civil suits by the Parks and Wildlife Department.
Natural Resources

SB 1604             Staples
Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and operations of
the Neches and Trinity Valleys Groundwater Conservation District.
Natural Resources

SB 1605             Ogden
Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts in
the state treasury, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and
the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general
governmental purposes.
Finance

SB 1606             Ogden
Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain
miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds
designated by this Act; making appropriations.
Finance

SB 1607             Ogden
Relating to making supplemental appropriations and reductions in
appropriations.
Finance

SB 1608             Ogden
Relating to statutory authority to reduce appropriations made by
the legislature to certain governmental educational entities and to
other fiscal matters involving certain governmental educational
entities.
Finance

SB 1609             Ogden
Relating to statutory authority to reduce appropriations made by
the legislature to certain governmental entities.
Finance

SB 1610             Ogden
Relating to statutory authority for certain governmental entities
to take certain actions to permit the legislature to reduce
appropriations to those agencies.
Finance

SB 1611             Ogden
Relating to statutory authority to reduce certain appropriations
made by the legislature in support of the courts and to certain law
library fees.
Finance

SB 1612             Ogden
Relating to ensuring cost savings in the operation of certain
governmental entities that provide criminal justice and public
safety services.
Finance

SB 1613             Ogden
Relating to statutory authority for the legislature to make or
reduce appropriations to certain governmental entities.
Finance

SB 1614             Ogden
Relating to statutory authority for certain governmental entities
to take certain actions to permit the legislature to reduce
appropriations to those agencies.
Finance

SB 1615             Ogden
Relating to statutory authority to reduce appropriations made by
the legislature to certain regulatory entities.
Finance

SB 1616             Ogden
Relating to statutory authority for certain governmental entities
to take certain actions to permit the legislature to reduce
appropriations to those agencies.
Finance

SB 1617             Ogden
Relating to the powers, duties, and functions of the Legislative
Budget Board.
Finance

SB 1618             Brimer
Relating to premium reserve amounts required for title insurers.
Business & Commerce

SB 1619             Lucio
Relating to the penalty for permitting an animal to run at large on
a highway.
Criminal Justice

SB 1620             Lucio
Relating to the composition of the judicial districts in Cameron
and Willacy Counties.
Jurisprudence

SB 1621             Lindsay
Relating to the tax rate for emergency services districts located
in certain populous counties.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1622             Lindsay
Relating to physician referrals to certain facilities providing
speciality services.
Health & Human Services

SB 1623             Lindsay
Relating to the planning, construction, and operation of toll road
projects by certain counties.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 1624             Lindsay
Relating to the creation of freight rail districts; granting
authority to issue bonds or other similar obligations to create
public debt; granting the power of eminent domain.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 1625             Whitmire
Relating to including within conduct proscribed by various offenses
certain conduct involving the discharge of fireworks.
Criminal Justice

SB 1626             Whitmire
Relating to petition requirements for ordering a local option
election to legalize or prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages.
Business & Commerce

SB 1627             Whitmire
Relating to the packaging and contents of certain alcoholic
beverages.
Business & Commerce

SB 1628             Whitmire
Relating to the promotional activities of certain alcoholic
beverage license or permit holders.
Business & Commerce

SB 1629             Wentworth
Relating to goals for and certification of groundwater management
plans.
Natural Resources

SB 1630             Wentworth
Relating to certain agreements by the Texas Department of
Transportation involving pass-through tolls.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 1631             Carona
Relating to the right of redemption after foreclosure.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1632             Hinojosa
Relating to the sentencing of juveniles in juvenile court and the
functions of the Texas Youth Commission.
Criminal Justice

SB 1633             Seliger
Relating to the provision of certain reports and records requested
by the attorney general.
Criminal Justice

SB 1634             Seliger
Relating to the Texas Energy Education Council; authorizing the
imposition of an assessment on producers of oil, gas, and
condensate.
Natural Resources

SB 1635             Duncan
Relating to the Schleicher County Hospital District.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1636             Lucio
Relating to the development of occupational skills training
curriculum by the Texas Education Agency.
Education

SB 1637             Lucio
Relating to housing assistance and other assistance provided by the
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1638             Nelson
Relating to the prevention of certain gatherings within a
municipality.
Criminal Justice

SB 1639             Nelson
Relating to a project that may be undertaken by a certain
development corporation in connection with the promotion or
development of new or expanded business enterprises.
S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev.

SB 1640             Duncan
Relating to size and weight limitations for certain vehicles
transporting agricultural products and equipment.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 1641             Lucio
Relating to the continuation of the law authorizing the issuance of
oversize or overweight vehicle permits by certain port authorities.
International Relations & Trade

SB 1642             Lucio
Relating to the property tax situs and rendition requirements for
motor vehicles located at a place of business of a wholesale motor
vehicle auction.
Finance

SB 1643             Hinojosa
Relating to a strategy to ensure that public institutions of higher
education employ faculty and staff who reflect the population of
Texas.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 1644             Shapleigh
Relating to the TexasOnline project, the TexasOnline Authority, and
related powers and fees.
Government Organization

SB 1645             Shapleigh
Relating to creation of an Internet portal for housing resources.
Government Organization

SB 1648             Staples
Relating to civil actions.
State Affairs

SB 1649             Staples
Relating to resumption of service by certain retirees under the
Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement
System of Texas.
State Affairs

SB 1650             Staples
Relating to the state administration of taxation.
Finance

SJR 40             Eltife
Proposing a constitutional amendment clearing land titles by
relinquishing and releasing any state claim to sovereign ownership
or title to interest in certain land.
Natural Resources

SJR 41             Staples/ Shapleigh
Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas rail
relocation and improvement fund and authorizing grants of money and
issuance of obligations for financing the relocation, construction,
reconstruction, acquisition, improvement, rehabilitation, and
expansion of rail facilities.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SJR 42             Fraser
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the terms of
office of justices of the peace.
Jurisprudence

SJR 43             Ellis
Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of
the sale or use of certain food, drinks, and medicine.
Finance

SJR 44             Deuell
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing authorization for a
county to issue bonds or notes to finance the development or
redevelopment of an unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted area
within the county.
Intergovernmental Relations


THE FOLLOWING BILL WAS REREFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SB 1276             Harris
Relating to financial disclosure by appointed state officers after
leaving office.
Rereferred from State Affairs to Administration