SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                 Thursday
                              April 28, 2005


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


SB 151 (CS)(LC)    Zaffirini
Relating to students enrolled in junior college courses for which
students may receive both high school and higher education academic
credit.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 967 (CS)(LC)    Fraser
Relating to the creation of the Central Texas Groundwater
Conservation District; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds.

SB 1239 (CS)        Lucio/ Madla/ et al.
Relating to a risk assessment program for Type 2 diabetes and the
creation of the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Program Advisory
Committee.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1553 (CS)(LC)    Ellis
Relating to the creation of a program for alternative funding of
Toward EXcellence, Access, & Success (TEXAS) grants.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


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


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.


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


SB 179 (CS)(LC)    Wentworth
Relating to retirement benefits for visiting judges.

SB 728 (CS)(LC)    Wentworth
Relating to the liability of certain entities that enter agreements
with a metropolitan rapid transit authority.


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:

SR 709             Staples
Welcoming the Jacksonville Leadership Institute to the State Capitol.

SR 714             Averitt
Opposing any proposal to close the Waco Veterans Affairs Hospital and
urging concerned Texans and veterans to express their support of the
hospital and its retention.

SCR 33             Seliger
Commending the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum for hosting the
art exhibit Capturing Western Legends:  Russell and Remington's
Canadian Frontier.


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


HB 67             McClendon/ Goolsby/ Menendez/ Chavez/ Casteel/
                      et al.                     SP: Van de Putte
Relating to designating August 26 as Women's Independence Day.

HB 423             Delisi                     SP: Eltife
Relating to the online availability of certain state publications.

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

HB 1815             Krusee/ Strama/ Naishtat/ Rodriguez/ Dukes
                      SP: Barrientos
Relating to term limitations for members of boards of certain
metropolitan rapid transit authorities.

SB 93             Shapleigh
Relating to a manifest system to record the transportation of
certain liquid wastes.

SB 132             Nelson
Relating to goals and strategies concerning the number of graduates
from professional nursing education programs.

SB 362             Carona
Relating to certain condominium owners' right to redeem real
property following certain foreclosure sales.

SB 532             Shapiro
Relating to the acceptance by the Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality of certain emissions reductions in exchange for other
emissions reductions.

SB 601             Van de Putte
Relating to importing prescription drugs for use in state-funded
programs that provide health care services or benefits.

SB 784             Shapleigh
Relating to the acceptance by the Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality of certain emissions reductions in exchange for other
emissions reductions.

SB 825             Shapleigh
Relating to the TexasOnline Authority's use of TexasOnline revenue.

SB 957             Williams
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of
Licensing and Regulation.

SB 962             Shapiro
Relating to state assistance for school district instructional
facilities.

SB 982             Van de Putte
Relating to certain practices to improve energy conservation in
state buildings.

SB 1000             Madla
Relating to the regulation of the practice of nursing.

SB 1011             Harris
Relating to restrictions on and reporting of certain expenditures
by registered lobbyists.

SB 1013             Harris
Relating to the use of private legal counsel by certain hospital
districts.

SB 1026             Madla
Relating to hospital and medical care required to be provided by
the Maverick County Hospital District.

SB 1027             Madla
Relating to the authority of the board of directors of the Maverick
County Hospital District to employ health care providers.

SB 1045             Janek
Relating to insurance or other coverage in lieu of a bond
requirement for officers, employees, and consultants of certain
conservation and reclamation districts.

SB 1063             Staples
Relating to the rates of certain retail public utilities.

SB 1081             Ellis
Relating to recycling market development.

SB 1125             Hinojosa
Relating to the establishment and operation of multicounty drug
task forces and to the disposition of certain contraband seized by
those task forces.

SB 1133             Hinojosa
Relating to posting notice online of the meetings of certain
governmental bodies.

SB 1173             Armbrister
Relating to the regulation of a perpetual care cemetery and the
sale of interment rights in a mausoleum before completion of
construction.

SB 1186             Nelson/ et al.
Relating to the effect that certain orders relating to family
violence and certain decisions regarding military service have on
residential leases; providing civil penalties.

SB 1192             Estes
Relating to stamps for migratory and upland game bird hunting;
providing a penalty.

SB 1195             Hinojosa
Relating to the authority of peace officers to conduct certain
searches.

SB 1238             Madla
Relating to the creation of a public nuisance by the failure to
properly maintain a drainage easement.

SB 1250             Brimer
Relating to appointments to the Tobacco Settlement Permanent Trust
Account Investment Advisory Committee.

SB 1255             Brimer
Relating to the number of alcoholic beverage licenses that may be
issued for a single location.

SB 1271             Jackson, Mike
Relating to fees for licenses issued by the Parks and Wildlife
Department.

SB 1273             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Farmland and Ranchland
Conservation Program.

SB 1281             Armbrister
Relating to the regulation and permitting of a commercial
industrial solid waste facility connected to a publicly owned
treatment works facility.

SB 1328             Nelson
Relating to the privacy of protected health information.

SB 1331             Nelson
Relating to certain temporary wine and beer retailer's permits.

SB 1341             Madla
Relating to the functions of the Texas Department of Housing and
Community Affairs.

SB 1354             Estes
Relating to the protection of water quality in watersheds
threatened by quarry activities; establishing a pilot program in a
certain portion of the Brazos River watershed; providing penalties.

SB 1395             Shapiro
Relating to the establishment of high school diploma programs by
Job Corps training programs under the United States Department of
Labor.

SB 1408             Estes
Relating to wage claim disputes.

SB 1425             Gallegos
Relating to the filing of an affidavit of inability to pay in
appealing a small claims court judgement.

SB 1428             Duncan/ et al.
Relating to the establishment of a statewide maintenance program
for boll weevil and pink bollworm eradication.

SB 1446             Averitt
Relating to public school admission and enrollment.

SB 1448             Averitt
Relating to the applicability of certain laws relating to
portability of certain health benefit coverage provided to school
district employees.

SB 1471             Whitmire
Relating to consumer gifts and prizes in connection with the
marketing of alcoholic beverages.

SB 1472             Whitmire
Relating to services provided by manufacturers and distributors of
beer to beer retailers.

SB 1510             Averitt
Relating to the liability of a nonprofit management contractor of
county hospital authorities.

SB 1532             Averitt
Relating to the eligibility of certain educational employees to
participate or be enrolled in certain group health benefit
programs.

SB 1569             Williams
Relating to audits of state agency expenditures to recover
overpayments and lost discounts.

SB 1587             Carona
Relating to certain foreclosure notice requirements.

SB 1603             Estes
Relating to the recovery of certain costs associated with certain
civil suits by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

SB 1621             Lindsay
Relating to the tax rate for emergency services districts located
in certain populous counties.

SB 1626             Whitmire
Relating to petition requirements for ordering a local option
election to legalize or prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages.

SB 1674             Barrientos
Relating to the authority of the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer
Conservation District to charge certain fees.

SB 1680             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the repeal of the Agriculture Resources Protection
Authority.

SB 1686             Estes
Relating to the interagency work group on rural issues.

SB 1710             Staples
Relating to outdoor burning under the Texas Clean Air Act.

SB 1769             Harris
Relating to administrators of certain hospital districts.

SB 1787             Duncan
Relating to the designation and duties of the state historian.

SB 1815             Armbrister
Relating to reimbursement under the workers' compensation system
for certain surgical assistants.

SB 1830             Zaffirini
Relating to the continuation of the quality assurance fee
applicable to intermediate care facilities for persons with mental
retardation.

SB 1831             Hinojosa
Relating to the creation of the Corpus Christi Aquifer Storage and
Recovery Conservation District; granting the power of eminent
domain.

SB 1841             West, Royce
Relating to appointing certain recipients of housing assistance as
commissioners of public housing authorities.

SB 1851             Madla
Relating to the expansion of the East Medina County Special Utility
District and the composition of the district's board of directors.

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


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


HB 762 (LC)        Nixon/ Bailey/ Swinford/ Keel/ Woolley
                      SP: Ellis
Relating to the solicitation by state officers and employees of and
recommendations regarding contributions to charitable organizations
and governmental entities.

HB 965 (LC)        Haggerty                   SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to a prohibition on the regulation of emissions from
certain residential water heaters.

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

SB 386 (CS)(LC)    Wentworth
Relating to the ability of public school employees to communicate
with members of a school district board of trustees.

SB 956 (LC)        Seliger
Relating to the appointment and jurisdiction of cattle rangers.

SB 1009 (CS)(LC)    Harris
Relating to reporting of expenditures by persons registered as
lobbyists.

SB 1010 (CS)(LC)    Harris
Relating to prohibited conflicts of interest of registered
lobbyists.

SB 1161 (CS)(LC)    Harris
Relating to corrected reports, registrations, and statements filed
with the Texas Ethics Commission.

SB 1190 (CS)(LC)    Wentworth
Relating to certain procedures governing health care liability
claims.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SB 1883             Ogden
Relating to the lands managed and controlled by the board of
regents of The Texas A&M University System.
S/C on Higher Education

SB 1885             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the creation of the Galveston Economic Development District;
providing authority to impose a tax and issue a bond or similar
obligation.
Intergovernmental Relations