SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                 Thursday
                              April 14, 2005


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


SJR 21             Averitt
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to
define rates of interest for commercial loans.

SJR 40 (CS)(LC)    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.

SB 60 (CS)        Lucio/ Ellis/ Hinojosa/ et al.
Relating to the punishment for a capital offense.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 250             West, Royce
Relating to the information contained on a driver's license or
personal identification certificate.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 327 (CS)(LC)    Zaffirini
Relating to the installation, copying, or use of computer software
for unauthorized purposes; providing a penalty.

SB 443 (LC)        Staples
Relating to the regulation of industrialized buildings.

SB 480 (CS)(LC)    Hinojosa/ et al.
Relating to the authority of a city to take certain actions with
regard to certain pipelines.

SB 574 (CS)        Armbrister
Relating to requirements for the issuance of land development
permits by political subdivisions.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 575 (CS)        Armbrister
Relating to notice to a surface owner by an oil or gas well
operator of certain oil and gas operations.

SB 726             Deuell
Relating to the authority of a dental hygienist to prescribe and
administer fluoride varnish.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 743             Fraser
Relating to independent organizations in ERCOT and their regulation
and certification by the Public Utility Commission of Texas;
providing an administrative penalty.

SB 827 (CS)(LC)    Zaffirini/ et al.
Relating to systems for identifying colonias and for tracking the
progress of state-funded projects that benefit colonias and the
submission of a related report to the legislature.

SB 1103 (CS)        Eltife
Relating to the powers and duties of the General Land Office and
the disposition of certain unsurveyed public school land.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1567 (CS)(LC)    Williams
Relating to the amount of longevity and hazardous duty pay for
certain state employees.


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


SB 286 (CS)        Wentworth
Relating to requiring public officials to receive training in the
requirements of the open meetings and public information laws.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


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


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 603             Nelson/ Shapiro
Recognizing April 14, 2005, as Texas Federation of Republican Women
Legislative Day at the State Capitol.

SR 620             Averitt/ Harris
Congratulating Coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson and the Baylor Lady Bears for
winning the 2005 National Collegiate Athletic Association's Women's
National Basketball Championship.

HCR 10             Uresti/ Hupp               SP: Van de Putte
Declaring April Child Abuse Prevention Month in Texas.

HCR 142             Dunnam/ Mowery/ Eiland/ Jones, Jesse/ McCall/
                      et al.                     SP: Averitt
Congratulating Coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson and the Baylor Lady Bears
for winning the 2005 NCAA Women's National Basketball Championship.


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


SB 45             Nelson
Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee on health
care information technology.

SB 51             Nelson
Relating to eligibility for coverage of, and payment of premiums
for, certain individuals covered under certain group health benefit
plans.

SB 52             Nelson
Relating to a competitive grant program for aging and disability
services.

SB 55             Nelson
Relating to protective orders when family violence occurs between
minors.

SB 90             Hinojosa/ et al.
Relating to the authority of a peace officer to make a warrantless
arrest for the commission of family violence.

SB 91             Hinojosa/ et al.
Relating to the punishment imposed on certain defendants charged
with the offense of assault.

SB 123             Barrientos
Relating to air quality control measures proposed pursuant to an
early action compact.

SB 166             West, Royce
Relating to the effect of an expunction.

SB 248             West, Royce
Relating to authorizing the use of approved nonsurgical methods to
sterilize dogs and cats.

SB 265             Williams
Relating to certain continuing education requirements for insurance
agents.

SB 291             West, Royce
Relating to the index of court fees and costs.

SB 314             Gallegos
Relating to the emergency service fee rate in certain 9-1-1
emergency communication districts.

SB 331             Lindsay
Relating to the North Harris County Regional Water Authority.

SB 363             Lindsay
Relating to the general powers, authority, and boundaries and to
the directors of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority;
providing penalties.

SB 374             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the repeal of the statutory provision regarding the
adoption and use by the Texas Water Development Board of a capital
spending plan for certain state-funded water-related programs under
the board's jurisdiction.

SB 396             Seliger
Relating to the interagency exchange of information regarding
certain offenders with special needs.

SB 468             Deuell
Relating to the depository designated by the Hunt Memorial Hospital
District.

SB 485             Armbrister
Relating to the regulation of underground and aboveground storage
tanks.

SB 500             West, Royce
Relating to prices charged for the provision of health care
services.

SB 502             West, Royce
Relating to common undergraduate admission application forms for
public institutions of higher education in this state.

SB 509             Armbrister
Relating to the repeal of the restriction on the amount of money in
the water infrastructure fund that may be used for certain purposes
in a fiscal year.

SB 616             Averitt
Relating to the period for which the deadline for filing a
rendition statement or property report for ad valorem tax purposes
may be extended.

SB 619             Staples
Relating to the enforcement of certain standards for commercial
motor vehicles.

SB 678             Van de Putte
Relating to the designation of part of Interstate Highway 35 as the
Purple Heart Trail.

SB 686             Carona
Relating to the regulation of air conditioning and refrigeration
technicians; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 706             Barrientos
Relating to the conditions of employment for emergency medical
services personnel employed by certain municipalities.

SB 736             Brimer
Relating to the authority of certain counties to apply a county
fire code to certain buildings.

SB 787             Williams
Relating to the eligibility of certain organizations to join a risk
pool established by a political subdivision for the purpose of
providing uniform group benefits.

SB 829             Wentworth
Relating to the authority of counties to establish petty cash
funds.

SB 839             Wentworth
Relating to the authority of the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation
District to impose fees on certain wells.

SB 846             Janek
Relating to distribution of recordings on consignment.

SB 863             Van de Putte
Relating to the administration of promotional examinations to
certain firefighters and police officers who are members of the
armed forces on active duty.

SB 874             Nelson
Relating to quality-of-care monitoring visits to long-term care
facilities.

SB 883             Williams
Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal
Utility District No. 8; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 884             Williams
Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal
Utility District No. 9; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 885             Williams
Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal
Utility District No. 10; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 886             Williams
Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal
Utility District No. 11; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 887             Williams
Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal
Utility District No. 12; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 889             Williams
Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal
Utility District No. 13; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 891             Williams
Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal
Utility District No. 14; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 898             Carona
Relating to tax liability for property omitted from an appraisal
roll.

SB 955             Seliger
Relating to awards for certain members of the state military forces
serving on active federal military duty.

SB 983             Van de Putte/ et al.
Relating to hospice services under the state child health plan.

SB 993             Ellis
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Improvement District
No. 5; providing authority to impose a tax and issue a bond or
similar obligation.

SB 1006             Harris
Relating to the period of time during which a person may be
supervised in a pretrial intervention program and the fee that may
be charged for the program.

SB 1053             Janek
Relating to the enforcement of the regulation of nursing.

SB 1060             Whitmire
Relating to the disposition of revenue from local authority
agreements with towing companies.

SB 1061             Whitmire
Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation
to review certain traffic programs of local authorities.

SB 1062             Whitmire
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to require the
operator of a tow truck to obtain a license or permit.

SB 1065             Madla
Relating to the regulation of certain water wells by the Presidio
County Underground Water Conservation District.

SB 1074             Staples
Relating to the authority of the Department of Public Safety of the
State of Texas or the public safety director to adopt rules in
connection with commercial motor vehicles.

SB 1131             Hinojosa
Relating to the conveyance of a ferry by the Texas Department of
Transportation to certain counties and local government
corporations.

SB 1211             Deuell
Relating to providing information about respiratory syncytial virus
under certain continuing education programs.

SB 1217             Seliger/ Estes/ Van de Putte
Relating to the punishments authorized under the Texas Code of
Military Justice.

SB 1258             Lindsay
Relating to the issuance or renewal of a commercial driver's
license and the expiration of a commercial driver's license or
commercial driver learner's permit.

SB 1303             Seliger
Relating to certain employment records maintained by the Commission
on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education; providing an
administrative penalty.

SB 1330             Nelson
Relating to the immunization of elderly persons by certain health
care facilities.

SB 1342             Van de Putte
Relating to unemployment compensation eligibility and chargebacks
regarding certain spouses of military personnel.

SB 1373             Madla
Relating to the terms of court of the 112th Judicial District.

SB 1378             Staples
Relating to the certification of certain nonprofit hospitals and
hospital systems for limited liability.

SB 1430             Madla
Relating to the subdivision of land in the unincorporated area of
certain counties.

SB 1435             Madla
Relating to the numbering of emergency services districts converted
from rural fire prevention districts.

SB 1437             Madla
Relating to emergency services district boards in districts located
in more than one county.

SB 1447             Averitt
Relating to including pension and other postemployment benefits in
the computation of rates for electric utilities.

SB 1480             Shapleigh
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Veterans Commission.

SB 1485             Williams
Relating to providing that the social security number of a living
person is excepted from required disclosure under the public
information law and may be redacted without the necessity of
requesting a decision from the attorney general.

SB 1494             Fraser
Relating to the unbundling of electric utilities in the transition
to competitive retail electric markets.

SB 1495             Fraser/ et al.
Relating to the securitization of the nonbypassable delivery rates
of transmission and distribution utilities.

SB 1524             Zaffirini
Relating to fees charged for a vital statistics record.

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

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

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

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


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


SB 98 (A)(LC)     Shapleigh/ et al.
Relating to determining and reporting the health insurance status
of children attending public schools.

SB 1320 (CS)(LC)    Staples
Relating to the sovereign immunity and liability to be sued of a
junior college district.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HB 178             Denny
Relating to the use of electronically readable information from a
driver's license or personal identification card in an election.
State Affairs

HB 233             Martinez/ Escobar/ Gonzales/ Pena/ et al.
Relating to the securing by municipal police officers of a scene to
which the municipality's emergency ambulance service responds.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 340             Seaman/ Herrero
Relating to the authority of a navigation district to establish a
volunteer police reserve force and to the state law enforcement
authority of certain federal peace officers.
Natural Resources

HB 345             Solomons
Relating to the disclosure of certain information provided on a
voter registration application.
State Affairs

HB 550             Phillips
Relating to the preparation of and procedures related to a
presentence report in a felony case.
Criminal Justice

HB 654             Goolsby
Relating to professional liability insurance for volunteer health
care providers.
State Affairs

HB 824             Talton/ Riddle
Relating to a requirement that appraisal review board members
complete a training and education course biennially.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 900             Chavez/ Woolley/ Veasey/ Cook, Byron/ Castro/
                      et al.
Relating to the requirement that workforce development programs
provide training in financial literacy.
Business & Commerce

HB 975             Madden
Relating to a deposition taken of a witness in a criminal action.
Criminal Justice

HB 1116             Solomons/ Hamric/ Truitt/ Dunnam
Relating to the governmental entities subject to the sunset review
process.
Government Organization

HB 1528             Woolley/ Menendez/ et al.
Relating to the expiration of the other events trust fund
established to support local efforts to recruit or retain certain
sports events.
Business & Commerce

HB 1540             Bonnen
Relating to the regulation by the Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality of the idling of a motor vehicle while the driver is using
the vehicle's sleeper berth; providing a penalty.
Natural Resources

HB 1587             West, George "Buddy"
Relating to liability and validation issues of the Downtown Midland
Management District.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1938             Ritter/ Menendez/ Anchia/ Branch
Relating to the award of a grant and reporting requirements under
the Texas Enterprise Fund.
S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev.

HB 2228             McCall/ Hegar/ Woolley/ Eiland/ Keel/ et al.
Relating to the creation of the offense of online sexual
solicitation of a minor.
Criminal Justice

HB 2795             Hartnett
Relating to certain appointments made by the governor and the chief
justice of the supreme court.
Jurisprudence

SB 1852             Van de Putte
Relating to consideration of a person's eligibility for a tuition
and fee exemption for certain veterans or their family members in
determining whether to admit the person into a certificate or
degree program of a public institution of higher education.
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 1855             Deuell
Relating to the creation of the Rockwall County Municipal Utility
Districts Nos. 6, 7, 8, and 9; providing authority to impose a tax
and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1856             Deuell
Relating to tax increment financing.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1857             Madla
Relating to the consolidation of the Kinney County Groundwater
Conservation District into the Edwards Aquifer Authority.
Natural Resources

SB 1858             Armbrister
Relating to the authority of a local government to enforce a water
pollution control and abatement program and establish standards and
practices for water quality.
Natural Resources

SB 1859             Lindsay
Relating to the annexation of territory by a junior college
district.
S/C on Higher Education