SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Tuesday
                              April 12, 2005


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


SB 101 (CS)        Van de Putte
Relating to efficiently administering and electronically monitoring
certain veterans' and dependents' tuition exemptions at
institutions of higher education.

SB 566             Deuell/ et al.
Relating to a Medicaid buy-in program for employed persons with
disabilities.

SB 690 (CS)(LC)    Zaffirini
Relating to the requirement to post meetings of a governmental body
under the open meetings law in certain circumstances.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 691 (CS)        Madla/ et al.
Relating to the creation and functions of an arthritis control and
prevention program.

SB 872             Nelson
Relating to a study regarding the impact of niche hospitals on
other general hospitals and to certain disclosure requirements
regarding niche hospitals.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1001 (CS)        Madla/ et al.
Relating to the provision of health care in medically underserved
communities.


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


SB 481 (CS)        Wentworth
Relating to creating an offense for the unauthorized operation of a
recording device in a motion picture theater.


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 555             Carona/ Brimer/ Eltife/ Harris/ Staples/ et al.
Recognizing April 12, 2005, as REALTOR Appreciation Day at the State
Capitol.

SR 579             Duncan
Recognizing April 12, 2005, as Red and Black Day at the State Capitol.

SR 588             Lucio/ Hinojosa
Recognizing April 12, 2005, as PSJA Day at the State Capitol.

SR 595             Barrientos
Congratulating Dr. Gerald Mann on the occasion of his retirement.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HB 10             Pitts/ Denny
Relating to making supplemental appropriations and reductions in
appropriations.
Finance

HB 258             Pena
Relating to authorizing a sports recreation and wellness facility
fee at The University of Texas--Pan American.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 503             Guillen/ Chavez/ Castro/ et al.
Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain military
personnel and certain children of those personnel.
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

HB 598             Blake/ McReynolds
Relating to a recreational sports fee at Stephen F. Austin State
University.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 604             Hopson
Relating to participation as an annuitant under the Texas Employees
Group Benefits Act.
State Affairs

HB 646             Otto
Relating to the provision of certain reports and records requested
by the attorney general.
Criminal Justice

HB 780             Solis/ Escobar
Relating to the compensation of district judges in Cameron County.
Jurisprudence

HB 993             Gonzales/ Guillen/ Martinez/ Pena
Relating to the installment payment of tuition and fees charged by
a public junior college, public technical institute, or public
state college for a summer term.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 994             Gonzales/ Pena/ Martinez/ Guillen
Relating to the tuition charged for certain courses repeated by
students attending public junior colleges and public technical
institutes.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 1045             Goolsby
Relating to amendments to the Texas Timeshare Act.
Business & Commerce

HB 1062             Naishtat
Relating to the availability of judges and magistrates for
proceedings related to chemically dependent persons.
Jurisprudence

HB 1063             Oliveira
Relating to a fee to support the wellness, recreational, and
fitness complex at The University of Texas at Brownsville.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 1142             Goodman
Relating to the jurisdiction of certain courts in Tarrant County.
Jurisprudence

HB 1201             Seaman
Relating to the appointment of certain temporary insurance agents.
Business & Commerce

HB 1224             Puente
Relating to a study of the effects of take-or-pay contracts on
water conservation.
Natural Resources

HB 1225             Puente
Relating to the grounds for an exemption from cancellation of a
water right for nonuse.
Natural Resources

HB 1339             Strama
Relating to the appointment of a voting proxy by a legislative
policy board member of a metropolitan planning organization.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1350             Denny
Relating to the definition of a salvage motor vehicle.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1412             Haggerty
Relating to the recreational facility fee at The University of
Texas at El Paso.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 1470             Hegar
Relating to the collection of certain administrative fees by a
community supervision and corrections department.
Criminal Justice

HB 1501             Casteel
Relating to the authority of a guardian of the estate of a ward to
make certain gifts of the ward's estate for estate planning
purposes.
Jurisprudence

HB 1509             Denny
Relating to the requirements for the validity of a signature on
certain petitions.
State Affairs

HB 1622             Pitts
Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Hill County.
Jurisprudence

HB 1657             Hope
Relating to the administration by the Texas Water Development Board
of certain water-related programs financed by federal funds.
Natural Resources

HB 2108             Berman
Relating to a student union fee at The University of Texas at
Tyler.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 2212             Quintanilla
Relating to the student union fee at The University of Texas at El
Paso.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 2272             Farabee
Relating to a student recreational and health facilities fee at
Midwestern State University.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 2441             Leibowitz
Relating to the recreational facility fee at The University of
Texas at San Antonio.
S/C on Higher Education

HCR 36             Smith, Wayne/ Escobar/ Berman/ Goodman/ Zedler/
                      et al.
Giving legislative authorization to a Vietnam War monument for the
Capitol grounds, subject to state law and rules of the State
Preservation Board.
Administration

SB 1853             Madla
Relating to the distribution of assessments charged by
Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties Water Control and Improvement District No.
1.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1854             Lucio
Relating to the boundaries of and prohibited acts in the Nine-Mile Hole
State Scientific Area; providing a penalty.
Natural Resources

SB 1850             Gallegos
Relating to the regulation of certain businesses that sell alcoholic
beverages in certain counties; providing an administrative penalty.
Rereferred from Business & Commerce to Intergovernmental Relations