SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Friday
                              April 29, 2005


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


SB 3 (CS)        Armbrister
Relating to the development and management of the water resources
of the state, including the creation of a groundwater conservation
district; imposing fees and providing penalties.
6 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 31 (CS)(LC)    Zaffirini
Relating to the creation of a work-study student mentorship program
at certain institutions of higher education and to certain student
financial aid program requirements.
3 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 121 (CS)        Duncan
Relating to a requestor's right of access to investment information
of governmental bodies.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 190 (CS)(LC)    Zaffirini
Relating to the operation of the Texas School for the Deaf.

SB 305 (CS)        Armbrister
Relating to the licensing and regulation of glass technicians;
providing administrative penalties.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 674 (CS)        West, Royce/ et al.
Relating to limiting the use of customers' social security numbers
by persons; providing a civil penalty.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 990 (CS)        Janek/ et al.
Relating to a training and examination program on sexual abuse and
child molestation for certain persons who work at youth camps.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1050 (CS)        Van de Putte
Relating to the promotional system for municipal civil service fire
fighters.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1102 (CS)(LC)    Jackson, Mike/ et al.
Relating to the establishment of a program by the Department of
Agriculture to make grants to farmers and diverters who provide
agricultural biomass to facilities that convert biomass to
electrical energy.

SB 1302 (LC)        Seliger
Relating to the Ector County Hospital District.

SB 1311 (CS)        Hinojosa
Relating to the establishment of an off-highway vehicle trail and
recreational area program; providing a penalty.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1410 (CS)        Lucio
Relating to the appointment of attorneys ad litem.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 1748 (CS)(LC)    Fraser
Relating to the development and provision of broadband over
electric delivery systems and the development of enhanced electric
delivery systems.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1850 (CS)(LC)    Gallegos/ et al.
Relating to the regulation of certain businesses that sell beer or
beer and wine in certain counties; providing an administrative
penalty.

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.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


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


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


SB 244             Wentworth/ et al.
Relating to priority of payment relating to property owners'
association assessments.


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 702             Wentworth/ Barrientos
Proclaiming the Texas Round-Up as the Official 10K of Texas.

SR 703             Wentworth
Recognizing April 24 through April 30, 2005, as Texas Massage Awareness
Week at the State Capitol.

SR 707             Barrientos
Commending the Austin chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated.

HCR 3             Berman                     SP: Eltife
Honoring officers of the Smith County Sheriff's Department, the
Tyler Police Department, and the Smith County District Attorney's
Office for their bravery in the line of duty on February 24, 2005.

HCR 148             Krusee                     SP: Wentworth
Designating the Texas Round-Up 10K as the Official 10K of Texas.


THE SENATE CONCURRED IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING:


SB 407             Jackson, Mike              SP: Cook, Byron
Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of
Veterinary Medical Examiners.

SB 574             Armbrister                 SP: Pickett
Relating to requirements for the issuance of land development
permits by political subdivisions.


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


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HB 316             Grusendorf/ Oliveira/ Escobar/ Gattis/ et al.
Relating to a child's failure to attend school.
Education

HB 371             Farabee/ Campbell
Relating to liquidated damages for violating certain requirements
relating to executory contracts for the conveyance of certain real
property.
Jurisprudence

HB 418             Turner
Relating to an exception to the 72-hour waiting period for a
marriage ceremony for certain individuals.
State Affairs

HB 440             Dutton
Relating to the modification or enforcement of a child support
order during the obligor's confinement in jail or prison.
Jurisprudence

HB 480             Keel
Relating to the towing and storage of certain vehicles; providing a
penalty.
Criminal Justice

HB 481             Hochberg
Relating to the eligibility for unemployment benefits of certain
persons with disabilities.
Business & Commerce

HB 578             Campbell
Relating to the inclusion in a regional water plan of information
regarding water infrastructure facilities that may be used in an
emergency shortage of water.
Natural Resources

HB 603             Eissler/ Grusendorf/ Olivo/ Hegar/ Guillen
Relating to the suspension, removal, or expulsion of a public
school student.
Education

HB 652             Bohac
Relating to the submission of proposed charter amendments to the
voters in a home-rule municipality.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 798             Uresti
Relating to release of a child taken into protective custody by a
law enforcement or juvenile probation officer.
Health & Human Services

HB 818             Phillips
Relating to the procedure for rendering certain property for ad
valorem taxation if the information contained in the most recently
filed rendition statement continues to be accurate.
Finance

HB 850             Brown, Betty
Relating to professional health care liability insurance coverage
information provided by a nursing home.
Health & Human Services

HB 904             Gattis
Relating to the sentencing of defendants convicted of multiple
counts of intoxication assault, improper photography or visual
recording, or possession or promotion of child pornography.
Criminal Justice

HB 916             Woolley/ et al.
Relating to creating the Governor's Health Care Coordinating
Council.
Health & Human Services

HB 1036             Rose/ Keel/ Strama
Relating to conflicts of interest of policy board members of
metropolitan planning organizations; providing a criminal penalty.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1038             Isett
Relating to certain reduced fees for a license to carry a concealed
handgun.
Criminal Justice

HB 1059             Naishtat
Relating to the enforcement of certain protective orders.
Jurisprudence

HB 1189             Hartnett/ Alonzo
Relating to the creation of two additional criminal judicial
districts composed of Dallas County.
Jurisprudence

HB 1213             Harper-Brown
Relating to fitness incentive pay for certain fire fighters and
police officers.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1229             Hilderbran
Relating to the powers, duties, and directors of the Menard County
Underground Water District and the directors of the Menard County
Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.
Natural Resources

HB 1316             Zedler
Relating to immunization requirements for children in regulated
child-care facilities.
Health & Human Services

HB 1357             Flores
Relating to the civil consequences of certain alcohol-related
offenses.
Criminal Justice

HB 1418             Gonzalez Toureilles/ Herrero
Relating to the justice court technology fund and to requiring the
assessment of a technology fee on conviction of certain misdemeanor
offenses.
Jurisprudence

HB 1430             McCall/ Hochberg/ Pena/ Zedler/ Giddings/ et al.
Relating to the installation, copying, or use of computer software
for unauthorized purposes; providing penalties.
Criminal Justice

HB 1483             Frost/ Guillen
Relating to the method of payment for a concealed handgun license
and the fee for a duplicate or modified license.
Criminal Justice

HB 1546             McClendon/ Krusee/ Herrero/ Hamric/ Guillen/ et al.
Relating to the administration and use of the Texas rail relocation
and improvement fund and the issuance of obligations for financing
the relocation, construction, reconstruction, acquisition,
improvement, rehabilitation, and expansion of certain rail
facilities.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1588             Driver
Relating to the qualifications and removal of and continuing
education requirements for a constable.
Criminal Justice

HB 1599             Callegari
Relating to a conservation and reclamation district's use of money
received under a contract with a municipality.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1609             Chisum
Relating to the allowed wastes and exemptions applicable to certain
municipal solid waste landfill units in arid areas.
Natural Resources

HB 1688             Dutton/ Olivo/ Hegar
Relating to the employment of school district peace officers and
the enforcement of certain violations under a student code of
conduct.
Education

HB 1701             Keel/ Hodge
Relating to the defense of indigent persons accused of a criminal
offense.
Criminal Justice

HB 1708             Baxter/ Keel
Relating to the applicability of state ethics laws to and
indemnification of directors of regional mobility authorities;
providing penalties.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1737             Flores/ McClendon
Relating to the establishment of a dual usage educational complex
by a junior college district and other political subdivisions or
institutions of higher education.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 1747             Keffer, Jim/ Frost/ Cook, Byron/ et al.
Relating to the creation of and funding for the Texas
Entrepreneurship Network.
Business & Commerce

HB 1771             Delisi/ Hill/ McReynolds/ Coleman/ Truitt/ et al.
Relating to the Medicaid managed care delivery system.
Finance

HB 1833             Chisum
Relating to disclosures required for the creation of certain
consumer contracts solicited by mail; providing a civil penalty.
Business & Commerce

HB 1835             Talton
Relating to the apportionment of municipal infrastructure costs in
regard to certain property development projects.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1965             Hartnett
Relating to the grounds for a divorce and the division of property
in a decree of divorce.
Jurisprudence

HB 2051             Krusee
Relating to the adoption of a state scenic byways program.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2077             Kolkhorst
Relating to the prohibition of wireless communications devices in
correctional facilities operated by or under contract with the
Texas Department of Criminal Justice; providing penalties.
Criminal Justice

HB 2137             Phillips
Relating to the construction or improvement of buildings by the
Texas Department of Transportation.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2161             West, George "Buddy"
Relating to the power of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt
and enforce safety standards and practices applicable to the
transportation by pipeline of certain substances and to certain
pipeline facilities; imposing an administrative penalty.
Natural Resources

HB 2208             Phillips
Relating to the creation of a cultural and fine arts district
program by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Government Organization

HB 2236             Baxter/ Seaman
Relating to restrictions on the imposition of permit fees by
political subdivisions.
Business & Commerce

HB 2275             Cook, Byron
Relating to the forfeiture of certain contraband used in the
commission of certain felony intoxication offenses.
Criminal Justice

HB 2294             Cook, Robby
Relating to the venue for certain crimes regarding misapplication
of property.
Criminal Justice

HB 2296             Cook, Robby
Relating to the reduction of a state jail felony prosecution to a
misdemeanor prosecution.
Criminal Justice

HB 2333             Morrison
Relating to the qualifications of and training and continuing
education for certain officials and personnel of career schools or
colleges.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 2370             McReynolds/ Blake/ Hughes/ et al.
Relating to the regulation of poultry facilities.
Natural Resources

HB 2423             Puente
Relating to discrimination by a groundwater conservation district
against landowners whose land is enrolled or participating in a
federal conservation program.
Natural Resources

HB 2661             Krusee
Relating to the use of competitive sealed proposals for certain
construction projects.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2679             Phillips
Relating to the development of a regional water supply reservoir
project at a site known as Lower Bois d'Arc Creek in Fannin County,
Texas.
Natural Resources

HB 2784             Wong/ Guillen/ Chavez/ Escobar/ et al.
Relating to the authority of a taxing unit to provide an additional
exemption from ad valorem taxation for property owned by certain
disabled veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart or their
surviving spouses.
Finance

HB 2840             Chisum
Relating to the regulation of dogs; establishing a defense to
prosecution; limiting liability.
Criminal Justice

HB 2930             Deshotel
Relating to an age limitation on children engaged in the
performance of duties related to a paper route.
Business & Commerce

HB 3235             Uresti
Relating to providing interpreter services to certain recipients of
medical assistance or their parents or guardians.
Health & Human Services

SB 1886             Lindsay
Relating to foreclosure of certain property owners' association's liens.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1887             Ogden
Relating to the creation of the Williamson County Municipal Utility
District No. 22;  providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds;
granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1888             Lindsay
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District
No. 465; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting
the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1889             Lindsay
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District
No. 464; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting
the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations