SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                 Wednesday
                              April 27, 2005


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


SB 15 (CS)        Janek/ et al.
Relating to civil claims involving exposure to asbestos and silica.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 444             Staples
Relating to registration fee credits for the owners of certain dry
cleaning facilities that do not participate in the dry cleaning
facility release fund.

SB 927 (CS)(LC)    Ellis
Relating to the annexation of territory in political subdivisions
by certain junior college districts.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1064 (CS)        Staples
Relating to rate changes by a water and sewer utility.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1096 (CS)        West, Royce/ Brimer
Relating to certain employment and training investment programs in
this state.

SB 1323 (CS)        Armbrister
Relating to the regulation of viatical settlement agreements and
life settlement agreements; providing penalties.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 1464 (LC)        Van de Putte
Relating to the authority of certain municipal electric utilities
to invest funds held in a decommissioning trust.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


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


SB 440 (LC)        Ellis/ et al.
Relating to compensation for wrongful imprisonment.

SB 449 (LC)        Wentworth
Relating the conversion of certain mutual life insurance companies
to insurance holding companies and stock life insurance companies.

SB 629 (LC)        Lucio
Relating to the rights of a purchaser under an executory contract
for conveyance of real property.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


THE SENATE LAID OUT AS POSTPONED BUSINESS, READ SECOND TIME, AND PASSED
 TO ENGROSSMENT:


SB 142 (CS)(LC)    Wentworth
Relating to the authority of a county to regulate land development
after a local option election.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS


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


SB 1189 (CS)(LC)    Wentworth
Relating to the creation, composition, jurisdiction, and procedure
of certain judicial districts, to the election of a local
administrative district judge for certain counties, to the juvenile
board in certain counties, and to the district courts in certain
counties.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 666             Zaffirini
Recognizing the Texas Senate Information Program.

SR 692             Barrientos
Recognizing The University of Texas at Austin Longhorn football team on
the occasion of its historic Rose Bowl victory on January 1, 2005.

SR 697             Seliger
Recognizing April 27, 2005, as Big Spring Area Day at the State Capitol.

SR 698             Hinojosa
Recognizing the organizers of the 45th Annual League of United Latin
American Citizens' Feria de las Flores and the Feria's participants.

SR 699             Wentworth
Commending the students who exemplify Youth Doing Service Above Self in
Texas.

SR 701             Lucio
Honoring state leaders from Tamaulipas, Mexico, and commending them for
their efforts to enhance the border region.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HB 183             Brown, Fred/ Anchia/ Callegari/ McClendon/
                      Gonzalez Toureilles
Relating to the prosecution of offenses involving the use of safety
belts and child passenger safety seat systems.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HJR 6             Chisum/ Hartnett/ Hopson/ Howard/ McReynolds/
                      et al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that marriage in
this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman.
State Affairs

HJR 87             Farabee
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the membership of
the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
Jurisprudence

SB 1884             Ellis
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District
No. 460; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting
the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SCR 32             Averitt
Opposing any proposal to close the Waco Veterans Affairs Hospital
and urging Texans and veterans to express their support for the
hospital and it retention.
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations