SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Tuesday
                              April 19, 2004


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


SB 9 (CS)        Staples
Relating to homeland security; providing a penalty.
3 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 251             West, Royce
Relating to the questioning of prospective jurors during voir dire
examination.

SB 560 (CS)        Carona/ et al.
Relating to court orders for discovery in a criminal case.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 689 (LC)        Zaffirini
Relating to a feasibility study regarding the creation of a federal
criminal history record clearinghouse at the Department of Public
Safety of the State of Texas.

SB 879 (CS)        Gallegos/ et al.
Relating to the regulation of firefighters and fire departments by
the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1263 (CS)        Whitmire/ et al.
Relating to the creation of a commission to ensure the quality of
forensic science.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 1297             Armbrister
Relating to the elements of the criminal offense of discharging
used oil into water in the state.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1299             Armbrister
Relating to an exception to the prohibition against commingling
used oil with solid waste if the commingling is incident to the
dismantling of scrap, used, or obsolete metals.


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


SB 165 (CS)        Wentworth
Relating to the regulation of private process servers; providing
penalties.


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


SB 767 (CS)        Wentworth
Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain
land included in a habitat preserve and subject to a conservation
easement.


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 627             Hinojosa/ Barrientos/ Ellis/ Gallegos/ Lucio/
                      et al.
Commending the third class of the Senator Gregory Luna Memorial
Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program.

SR 642             Nelson/ Harris
Commending the members of Leadership Flower Mound and the members of its
Class of 2005.

SCR 20             Barrientos
Commending the professionals of the Texas Juvenile Justice System
and recognizing April 19 as Texas Juvenile Justice Day 2005.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HB 22             Brown, Fred
Relating to the disposition of state agency surplus or salvage
property.
Government Organization

HB 27             Callegari/ Bonnen/ Pena/ et al.
Relating to the penalties for intoxication assault and intoxication
manslaughter and to the sentencing of defendants convicted of those
offenses.
Criminal Justice

HB 201             Goodman/ et al.
Relating to the eligibility of a spouse for spousal maintenance in
a suit for dissolution of a marriage.
Jurisprudence

HB 202             Goodman
Relating to certain marital property agreements.
Jurisprudence

HB 203             Goodman
Relating to consideration of taxes in the division of property in
the dissolution of a marriage.
Jurisprudence

HB 365             Hegar
Relating to the date of the election of directors for the Coastal
Bend Groundwater Conservation District.
Natural Resources

HB 422             Casteel
Relating to park and recreation districts.
Natural Resources

HB 667             Jones, Jesse/ Casteel
Relating to security fees in certain civil and criminal cases.
Criminal Justice

HB 706             Haggerty
Relating to the adoption of the Interstate Compact for Juveniles.
Criminal Justice

HB 731             Jackson, Jim/ Smith, Wayne
Relating to an electronic requisition system for counties.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 754             Gattis/ Rose
Relating to transportation of loose materials.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 769             Smith, Wayne
Relating to the deadline for evaluating and ranking competitive
sealed proposals for certain construction services submitted to a
navigation district or port authority.
Natural Resources

HB 828             Callegari
Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality over the issuance of certain district bonds.
Natural Resources

HB 836             Gattis/ Hopson/ et al.
Relating to certain requirements concerning the filling of a
prescription.
Health & Human Services

HB 860             Casteel
Relating to charitable contributions by state employees to certain
General Land Office programs.
Finance

HB 894             Hodge/ Branch/ Chavez/ Anchia/ Pena/ et al.
Relating to produce samples at municipally owned farmers' markets.
Health & Human Services

HB 912             Isett
Relating to the maximum cost of certain awards presented to  state
agency employees for professional achievement or outstanding
service.
Government Organization

HB 950             Casteel
Relating to fees for filing certain documents with a county clerk.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 960             Smith, Wayne
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate
construction and renovation of structures owned by certain
counties.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1009             Corte/ Noriega, Melissa/ Guillen/ et al.
Relating to the authority of a port authority, a navigation
district, or certain other persons to use electronically readable
information derived from a driver's license, commercial driver's
license, or personal identification certificate for port security
purposes.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1107             Chavez/ Pickett
Relating to procedures for obtaining relief from local matching
funds requirements for highway projects.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1136             Smith, Wayne
Relating to the designation of the portion of Spur 330 inside
Harris County as the Veterans Memorial Highway.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1231             Castro
Relating to the authority of counties to establish petty cash
funds.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1331             Chavez
Relating to the authority of a junior college district to contract
for the provision of certain services and resources under the
Interagency Cooperation Act.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 1438             Talton
Relating to continuing education for peace officers.
Criminal Justice

HB 1471             Hegar
Relating to the collection and administration of an occupation tax
owed to a county.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1544             Dawson/ Coleman
Relating to removal of corneal tissue from a decedent.
Health & Human Services

HB 1549             Alonzo
Relating to certain warning signs required on certain premises.
Criminal Justice

HB 1602             Eissler
Relating to high deductible health plans.
State Affairs

HB 1604             Keffer, Bill/ Hochberg/ et al.
Relating to the period in which a birth certificate must be filed
or a birth reported.
Health & Human Services

HB 1645             Hughes/ Brown, Betty/ Merritt/ Flynn/ Reyna/ et al.
Relating to the designation of United States Highway 80 in this
state as the World War II Veterans Memorial Highway.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1672             Howard
Relating to disposition of costs imposed in connection with the
collection and enforcement of certain tolls.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1681             McCall
Relating to the imposition of sanctions on an inmate who refuses to
cooperate in the taking of a sample or specimen to create a DNA
record.
Criminal Justice

HB 1697             McCall/ et al.
Relating to the use of gifts to fund technology workforce
development grants and to the evaluation of the technology
workforce development grant program.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 1735             Krusee
Relating to souvenir license plates.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1751             Pena
Relating to the procedures governing the payment of restitution by
criminal defendants.
Criminal Justice

HB 1814             Casteel
Relating to employment positions with the Texas Department of
Transportation.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1817             Driver
Relating to the regulation of the practice of engineering.
Business & Commerce

HB 1905             Puente/ et al.
Relating to the jurisdiction of county courts at law in Bexar
County.
Jurisprudence

HB 1939             Ritter
Relating to certain disqualifications for unemployment compensation
benefits for assigned employees of staff leasing services
companies.
Business & Commerce

HB 2171             Cook, Robby
Relating to the volunteer fire department self-insurance fund.
Business & Commerce

HB 2179             Cook, Byron
Relating to the practice of professional surveying.
Business & Commerce

HB 2231             Reyna
Relating to the payment of child support to an individual with
actual primary possession of the child.
Jurisprudence

HB 2377             Swinford
Relating to the use of private firms by the Texas Building and
Procurement Commission in leasing space for state agencies.
Government Organization

HB 2379             Swinford
Relating to the allocation of certain state office space.
Government Organization

HB 2410             Bonnen
Relating to the membership and terms of the board of directors of
the Texas Environmental Education Partnership Fund.
Natural Resources

HB 2453             Casteel
Relating to the eligibility for a commercial establishment to have
its name displayed on a specific information logo sign.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2457             Talton
Relating to the entrance requirements, base pay, and longevity pay
in certain municipalities for a police officer who has previous
experience as a police officer.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2549             Nixon
Relating to validation of certain acts taken by the Westchase
District.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2565             Eiland
Relating to prohibiting rebates regarding certain insurance
coverage.
Business & Commerce

HB 2619             Hegar
Relating to a program by the Office of Rural Community Affairs to
assist rural areas with the establishment of emergency services
districts.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2645             Nixon
Relating to service of expert reports in health care liability
claims.
State Affairs

HB 2658             Krusee/ Gattis
Relating to erecting an off-premise sign adjacent to and visible
from certain roads.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2659             Krusee
Relating to bond requirements for privatized maintenance contracts.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2761             Taylor
Relating to the amount of homeowners insurance required in
connection with certain financing arrangements.
Business & Commerce

HB 2814             Bonnen
Relating to the powers and duties of the Sweeny Hospital District.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2870             Smithee
Relating to regulation of rates and forms used to write guaranty
bonds.
Business & Commerce

HB 2871             Smithee
Relating to rates for certain insurance within certain rating
territories.
Business & Commerce

HB 2872             Smithee
Relating to the applicability of certain insurance laws to
multi-peril insurance policies.
Business & Commerce

HB 2913             Luna
Relating to the jurisdiction of the district courts in Nueces
County to receive guilty pleas in and dispose of certain
misdemeanor cases.
Jurisprudence

HB 2921             Pitts
Relating to the condemnation of certain property for railroad
purposes.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2949             Geren
Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality to issue an emergency order authorizing certain action in
the event of a catastrophe.
Natural Resources

HB 2987             Nixon
Relating to funding advanced in connection with a lawsuit that is
at a rate above the usurious interest prohibition.
Business & Commerce

HB 3101             Casteel
Relating to the filing for record of a plat or replat of a
subdivision of real property.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3240             Paxton
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of a residence
homestead held in a court-ordered trust.
Jurisprudence

HB 3475             Haggerty
Relating to the statutory probate courts of El Paso County.
Jurisprudence

HCR 30             Miller
Designating Dublin as the official Irish Capital of Texas.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1861             Ellis
Relating to a prohibition on the investment of state funds in private
business entities doing business in Sudan.
Finance

SB 1862             Shapleigh
Relating to the creation of the Tierra del Este Municipal Utility
District;  providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting
the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1863             Ogden
Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities.
Finance

SB 1864             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the powers of the Galveston County Municipal Utility
District No. 51, including powers related to the construction,
maintenance, operation, and financing of roads or turnpikes.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1865             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the creation of the Galveston County Municipal Utility
District No. 53; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1866             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the creation of Dickinson Management District No. 1; providing
authority to levy assessments, impose taxes and issue bonds.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1867             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the creation of the NASA Area Management District;
providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and
issue bonds.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1868             Deuell
Relating to the creation of an additional county court at law in
Kaufman County.
Jurisprudence