SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                 Thursday
                              March 31, 2005


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


SB 581 (CS)        Van de Putte
Relating to the powers and duties of the Veterans' Land Board.

SB 734 (CS)        Williams/ et al.
Relating to municipal regulation of the discharge of firearms and
certain other weapons.

SB 393 (CS)(LC)    Van de Putte
Relating to the designation of certain adults to exercise child
visitation and possession rights on behalf of a parent serving in
the armed forces and deployed outside this country.

SB 34             Zaffirini
Relating to the tuition rebate program for certain undergraduates
at certain public institutions of higher education.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


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


SB 46 (CS)        Nelson
Relating to the establishment of a method to integrate benefits
issuance and recipient identification for health and human services
programs.


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 422             Wentworth
Commending the county auditors of the State of Texas for their vital
services.

SR 455             Harris
Welcoming representatives of the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards to
the State Capitol.

SR 476             Seliger
Congratulating the members of the Texas Lyceum Association on the
occasion of the organization's 25th anniversary.

SR 489             Duncan
Commending the 10 cities that have been selected for the 2005 Texas Yes!
Hardworking Rural Communities award.

SR 510             Nelson
Recognizing March 31, 2005, as Substance Abuse Prevention Day at the State
Capitol.

SR 516             Deuell
Recognizing the members of Leadership Rowlett.


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


SB 50             Nelson
Relating to contracts between health care providers and certain
health benefit plan issuers.

SB 53             Nelson
Relating to the use of genetic testing information by insurers.

SB 103             Zaffirini
Relating to the priority given to the hearing by trial courts of
certain ad valorem tax matters.

SB 117             Van de Putte
Relating to the timely transfer of student information to a school
district in which the student enrolls.

SB 125             Lindsay
Relating to the display of a license plate on a motor vehicle.

SB 129             Barrientos
Relating to certain exceptions to the requirement that the operator
of a motor vehicle operated on a turnpike project pay the proper
toll or the full amount of the toll.

SB 140             Wentworth
Relating to changing the title of assistant secretary of state to
deputy secretary of state.

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

SB 164             Wentworth
Relating to the statutory requirements for the term and residency
of the Commissioner of the General Land Office.

SB 176             Brimer
Relating to the required use of towing safety chains on certain
vehicles.

SB 220             Carona
Relating to the maintenance of records by a notary public.

SB 245             Gallegos
Relating to local government authorization of charitable
solicitation by a pedestrian.

SB 254             Shapiro
Relating to the removal of certain restrictions imposed on the
programs, enrollment, and admission policies of The University of
Texas at Dallas.

SB 261             Williams
Relating to the creation of a program to educate the public on the
value of health coverage and to increase public awareness of health
coverage options.

SB 268             Madla/ Armbrister/ Duncan/ Fraser/ Shapleigh/
                      et al.
Relating to the repeal of the statutory provision governing the
powers and duties of the Rio Grande watermaster and the delivery of
water down the banks and bed of the Rio Grande.

SB 276             Staples/ Deuell/ Eltife
Relating to authorizing The University of Texas Health Science
Center at Tyler to offer courses and degree programs in allied
health and related fields.

SB 308             Duncan
Relating to temporary successors to members of the legislature
during a period of emergency caused by enemy attack.

SB 313             Gallegos
Relating to the training required for certain county jailers.

SB 346             Wentworth
Relating to conforming the law concerning the removal of a guardian
of a ward to amendments made by the 78th Legislature.

SB 347             Wentworth
Relating to the appointment of an appraiser to appraise the
property of a decedent's or ward's estate.

SB 348             Wentworth
Relating to the availability of judges and magistrates for
proceedings related to chemically dependent persons.

SB 381             Staples
Relating to the regulation of real estate appraisers.

SB 382             Staples
Relating to disciplinary proceedings and contested cases involving
real estate appraisers and appraiser trainees.

SB 387             Wentworth
Relating to school district employment policies.

SB 399             Madla
Relating to liability of certain individuals for certain
governmental fines or penalties.

SB 402             Nelson
Relating to the administration and functions of the Texas State
Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners; providing an administrative
penalty.

SB 403             Nelson
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board
of Examiners of Perfusionists; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 407             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of
Veterinary Medical Examiners; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 415             Shapleigh
Relating to continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of
Social Worker Examiners; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 427             Van de Putte
Relating to providing notification to a county voter registrar of
the change in boundaries of a political subdivision located in the
county.

SB 436             Gallegos
Relating to the records of a justice of the peace.

SB 438             Gallegos
Relating to service of citation in small claims courts.

SB 439             Gallegos
Relating to eviction suits in justice courts.

SB 441             Madla
Relating to application of the professional prosecutors law to the
district attorney for the 112th Judicial District.

SB 451             Wentworth
Relating to the qualifications for service as a grand or petit
juror and challenges for cause.

SB 464             Ellis
Relating to the duration of judgment liens in favor of the state.

SB 471             Hinojosa
Relating to the Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network.

SB 482             Shapiro
Relating to the retirement benefits payable to retirees of the
Teacher Retirement System of Texas who are employed as teacher
mentors.

SB 483             Staples/ et al.
Relating to allowing designated public school libraries to
participate in group purchasing agreements with the TexShare
Library Consortium.

SB 493             Van de Putte
Relating to reducing paperwork required of school districts and
school district employees.

SB 521             Madla/ Eltife
Relating to exemptions from the law governing emergency medical
services for certain transfer vehicles and staff and to the minimum
qualifications for obtaining an emergency medical services provider
license.

SB 523             Deuell/ et al.
Relating to the regional emergency medical dispatch resource center
pilot program.

SB 550             Duncan
Relating to the compensation of security personnel of certain
courts, including the payment of compensation for the bailiff of
the 106th District Court.

SB 552             Duncan
Relating to the creation of magistrates in Nolan County.

SB 563             Janek
Relating to the prevention of Medicaid fraud; providing penalties.

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

SB 580             Van de Putte
Relating to the installment payment of ad valorem taxes by certain
veterans.

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

SB 632             Nelson
Relating to the requirements for issuance of a dental x-ray
certificate to a dental assistant.

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

SB 776             Van de Putte
Relating to persons eligible to administer or take a high school
equivalency examination.

SB 792             Staples
Relating to the duties of the county attorney in Montgomery County.

SB 873             Nelson
Relating to a medical information telephone hotline pilot program
under the state Medicaid program.

SCR 2             Staples
Memorializing Congress to enact legislation to provide for federal
deployment of the Strategic National Stockpile within Mexico to
protect United States border states.


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


SB 118 (LC)        Shapiro
Relating to the civil service status of certain fire department
employees.

SB 161 (CS)(LC)    Jackson, Mike
Relating to the food and fibers research grant program.

SB 170 (CS)(LC)    Harris/ et al.
Relating to the designation of the portion of Interstate Highway 20
inside Dallas and Tarrant Counties as the Ronald Reagan Memorial
Highway.

SB 317 (CS)(LC)    Staples
Relating to the designation of the El Camino Real East/West
Corridor.

SB 370 (LC)        Jackson, Mike
Relating to expiration dates for certain licenses issued or renewed
by the Department of Agriculture.

SB 372 (LC)        Jackson, Mike
Relating to fees for registration and inspection of certain fuel
measuring and dispensing devices.

SB 373 (CS)(LC)    Jackson, Mike
Relating to the permitting of structures adjacent to littoral
property.

SB 473 (CS)(LC)    Jackson, Mike
Relating to a prohibition on the regulation of emissions from
residential water heaters.

SB 590 (CS)(LC)    Jackson, Mike
Relating to certificates of veterinary inspection.

SB 591 (LC)        Jackson, Mike
Relating to the inspection of livestock at livestock markets.

SB 669 (LC)        Seliger
Relating to the terms of court of the 47th Judicial District.

SB 670 (LC)        Seliger
Relating to the appointment of judges to the City of Amarillo
municipal court.

SB 682 (CS)(LC)    Jackson, Mike
Relating to the development of an animal identification program;
providing a criminal penalty.

SB 684 (CS)(LC)    Lucio
Relating to authorizing certain counties and municipalities to
regulate land development; providing a penalty.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REREFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SB 42             Nelson/ et al.
Relating to health education in public schools and to the improvement of
children's health through daily physical activity in public schools.
Rereferred from Education to Health & Human Services

SB 1239             Lucio/ Madla
Relating to a risk assessment program for Type 2 diabetes and the
creation of the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Program Advisory
Council.
Rereferred from Education to Health & Human Services

SB 1379             Lucio
Relating to a statewide initiative regarding the prevention and
treatment of obesity-related health concerns.
Rereferred from Education to Health & Human Services

SB 1500             Lucio
Relating to the allocation of federal funds directed to be used to
support graduate medical education in connection with the state
Medicaid program.
Rereferred from Health & Human Services
   to International Relations and Trade