SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                 Wednesday
                              April 20, 2005


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


SB 253 (CS)(LC)    West, Royce/ Harris
Relating to the eligibility of juvenile justice alternative
education programs for free textbooks for use in the programs.

SB 517             Armbrister
Relating to studies or projects concerning coastal erosion that may
be undertaken by the General Land Office in conjunction with
qualified project partners.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 815             Lucio
Relating to the long-range plan for the South Texas Health Care
System and the provision of tuberculosis and other health care
services in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

SB 938 (CS)(LC)    West, Royce
Relating to the creation of a prison diversion pilot program.

SB 1298             Armbrister
Relating to restrictions on the transfer of a fuel tank to a metal
recycling entity.

SB 1345 (LC)        Van de Putte
Relating to the amount of emergency leave granted by state agencies
to state employees on unpaid military leave.

SB 1525 (CS)(LC)    Zaffirini
Relating to safe patient handling and movement practices of nurses
in hospitals and nursing homes.


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


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


SB 729             Wentworth
Relating to a weighted caseload study of the district courts.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 643             Deuell
Welcoming Leadership Sachse to the State Capitol on April 19 and 20, 2005.


THE SENATE CONCURRED IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING:


SB 280             Gallegos                   SP: Bailey
Relating to an injunction to prevent violations by automotive
wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SB 1870             Seliger
Relating to the board of directors of the Permian Basin Underground
Water Conservation District; validating certain district actions
and proceedings.
Natural Resources

SB 1871             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility
District No. 44; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1872             Armbrister
Relating to the addition of road district powers to the Fort Bend County
Municipal Utility District No. 134.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1873             Armbrister
Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility
District No. 167; providing authority to impose taxes and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations


THE FOLLOWING BILL WAS REREFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SB 1201             Ellis
Relating to creating an office of civil rights at certain state
agencies.
Rereferred from State Affairs to Government Organization