SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                 Wednesday
                               April 6, 2005


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


SB 11 (CS)        Staples
Relating to security in public schools.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 32 (CS)        Zaffirini
Relating to certain special tuition rates at institutions of higher
education.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 187 (CS)(LC)    Zaffirini
Relating to permissible uses of money in the comprehensive
rehabilitation fund.

SB 506 (CS)        Shapleigh
Relating to the sale of life insurance to military personnel;
providing an administrative penalty.

SB 851 (A)         Shapleigh
Relating to a financial literacy pilot program in public schools.
1 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT


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


SB 47 (CS)        Nelson
Relating to the Medicaid fraud reduction pilot program.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


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


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

SB 747             Carona/ Lindsay/ Wentworth/ Zaffirini/ et al.
Relating to establishing a demonstration project for women's health
care services.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


THE SENATE REFUSED TO SUSPEND THE REGULAR ORDER TO CONSIDER:


SB 60 (CS)        Lucio/ Ellis/ Hinojosa
Relating to the punishment for a capital offense.


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 539             Van de Putte
In tribute to the courageous soldiers who overcame overwhelming odds and
survived the Bataan Death March.

SCR 26             Hinojosa
Commending Troy Lowell Luce for his service to his country.


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


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HB 7             Solomons/ Giddings/ Hamric/ Dunnam
Relating to the continuation and operation of the workers'
compensation system of this state and to the abolition of the Texas
Workers' Compensation Commission, the establishment of the office
of injured employee counsel, and the transfer of the powers and
duties of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission to the Texas
Department of Insurance and the office of injured employee counsel;
providing administrative violations.
State Affairs

HB 75             Hope
Relating to the selection of a jury in criminal and civil cases.
Jurisprudence

HB 87             Reyna
Relating to the authority of a municipality to alter speed limits
in an urban district within the municipality.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 132             Hilderbran
Relating to the rate of the county health services sales and use
tax.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 210             Solomons
Relating to the regulation of certain telemarketing calls.
Business & Commerce

HB 224             Corte
Relating to the treatment of certain persons younger than 18 years
of age admitted for voluntary inpatient mental health services and
discharge from that treatment for those persons.
Health & Human Services

HB 330             Berman/ Guillen
Relating to exempting health savings accounts from seizure for
satisfaction of debts.
Jurisprudence

HB 364             Hegar/ Guillen
Relating to an offense of possession of certain devices affecting
operation of a traffic-control signal.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 369             Farabee/ Martinez Fischer
Relating to the civil and criminal consequences of racing a motor
vehicle on a public highway in this state.
Criminal Justice

HB 388             Smith, Todd
Relating to the qualifications of bailiffs and grand jury bailiffs
for certain courts.
Jurisprudence

HB 389             Smith, Todd
Relating to the appointment of grand jury bailiffs in Tarrant
County.
Jurisprudence

HB 473             West, George "Buddy"
Relating to examinations for licenses to engage in certain
liquefied petroleum gas-related activities.
Natural Resources

HB 475             West, George "Buddy"
Relating to the exemption of the sale of certain liquefied
petroleum gas containers from the liquefied petroleum gas-related
activities for which a person is required to obtain a license from
the Railroad Commission of Texas.
Natural Resources

HB 496             Miller
Relating to jurisdiction of the statutory county courts of Erath
County.
Jurisprudence

HB 749             Jones, Delwin/ et al.
Relating to size and weight limitations for certain vehicles
transporting agricultural products and equipment.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 775             Gonzales/ Martinez/ Pena/ Chavez/ et al.
Relating to the allocation of certain community development block
grant program money for the installation of street lights in
colonias.
International Relations & Trade

HB 874             Kuempel
Relating to designating a portion of State Highway 123 as the
Senator John Traeger Memorial Highway.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 961             Smith, Wayne
Relating to the location of a sale of real property under a
contract lien.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 965             Haggerty
Relating to a prohibition on the regulation of emissions from
certain residential water heaters.
Natural Resources

HB 1058             Pickett/ Guillen/ King, Tracy
Relating to high school diplomas for certain veterans.
Education

HB 1097             Bonnen
Relating to the validation of any act, governmental proceeding,
official, bond, or obligation of a navigation district or port
authority or a corporation of the district or authority.
Natural Resources

HB 1119             Frost
Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Cass County.
Jurisprudence

HB 1190             Hartnett
Relating to trusts.
Jurisprudence

HB 1236             Paxton
Relating to an exemption from The Real Estate License Act for
persons who conduct foreclosure sales.
Business & Commerce

HB 1267             Cook, Robby
Relating to changing the name of the Texas Industrial Fire Training
Board to the Texas Industrial Emergency Services Board.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1323             Swinford/ Brown, Betty
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of credit card or debit
card abuse.
Criminal Justice

HB 1393             Flores/ et al.
Relating to the regulation of certain investigators by the Texas
Private Security Board.
Business & Commerce

HB 1428             Isett/ Menendez/ et al.
Relating to injury leave and related benefits for certain state
peace officers injured in the course of performance of duty.
State Affairs

HB 1562             Chavez
Relating to the authority of a local government to enter into an
interlocal contract with a federally recognized Indian tribe.
State Affairs

HB 1705             Bonnen
Relating to the release of hazardous waste in connection with
dredging and placement or storage of dredged materials by a port
authority or navigation district.
Natural Resources

SB 1836             Barrientos
Relating to the creation of Pflugerville Municipal Management
District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1837             Wentworth
Relating to the composition of the Comal County Juvenile Board.
Jurisprudence

SB 1838             Barrientos
Relating to the creation of the Hill Country Heritage and
Conservation District; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue a bond or similar obligation.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1839             Lucio
Relating to the creation of the Kleberg County Groundwater
Conservation District; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds and granting the power of eminent domain.
Natural Resources

SB 1840             Lucio
Relating to the Willacy County Drainage District No. 1.
Natural Resources