SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Tuesday
                                May 3, 2005


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


SJR 3             Armbrister
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of
additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development
Board.

SJR 27             Lucio/ et al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of
additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development
Board to provide assistance to economically distressed areas.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 49 (CS)        Nelson
Relating to the electronic submission of certain health care
transactions.

SB 395 (LC)        Seliger
Relating to the submission of certain pleas and waivers by closed
circuit video teleconferencing.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 408 (CS)        Nelson
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility
Commission of Texas, including regulation of certain utilities with
delayed customer choice; providing a penalty.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 826 (CS)(LC)    Van de Putte
Relating to a cost-benefit analysis of providing mental health
services for women with postpartum depression.

SB 964 (CS)        Lucio/ et al.
Relating to the authorization, administration, and funding of the
program to provide financial assistance for the construction,
acquisition, or improvement of water supply and sewer services for
economically distressed areas.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 1170 (CS)        Armbrister
Relating to the regulation of gas production by the Railroad
Commission of Texas.

SB 1175 (CS)        Armbrister
Relating to the regulation of oil and gas production by the
Railroad Commission of Texas.

SB 1228 (CS)        Shapiro/ West, Royce/ et al.
Relating to a statewide assessment and accountability system for
public institutions of higher education and to an annual analysis
and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
regarding financial information submitted by those institutions.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 1246             Brimer
Relating to local option elections in certain populous areas on the
sale of mixed beverages by food and beverage establishments.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1272 (CS)(LC)    Jackson, Mike
Relating to providing a uniform limit on the population of a county
election precinct.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1304 (CS)(LC)    Seliger
Relating to projects that may be undertaken by certain development
corporations with respect to business enterprises or business
development.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1370 (CS)(LC)    Madla
Relating to the disposition of certain tax revenue for the
protection and development of grape and wine production.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1500 (LC)        Lucio
Relating to the allocation of federal funds directed to be used to
support graduate medical education in connection with the state
Medicaid program.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1578             Duncan
Relating to jurisdiction and venue in condemnation proceedings.

HB 729             Nixon                      SP: Janek
Relating to an order by a court that a judgment debtor turn over
certain property for the satisfaction of the judgment.

HB 2814             Bonnen                     SP: Janek
Relating to the powers and duties of the Sweeny Hospital District.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


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



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

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

SB 447 (CS)        Janek
Relating to the sale of tax receivables by a local government.


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


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


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 721             Armbrister
Recognizing May 3, 2005, as Texas Environmental Excellence Awards Day at
the State Capitol.


THE SENATE CONCURRED IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING:



SB 481             Wentworth                  SP: Keel/ et al.
Relating to creating an offense for the unauthorized operation of a
recording device in a motion picture theater.

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


SB 54             Nelson
Relating to a restrictive covenant, rule, or other prohibition
regulating a homeowner's display of the United States flag.

SB 272             Williams/ et al.
Relating to the creation of an oyster license moratorium program.

SB 409             Nelson
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Office of Public
Utility Counsel.

SB 454             Armbrister
Relating to commercial shrimp boat licenses and to the creation of
a gulf shrimp license moratorium program.

SB 624             Hinojosa
Relating to the regulation of bail bond sureties.

SB 698             Van de Putte
Relating to required disclosures to health benefit plan enrollees
regarding professional services provided by certain non-network
health care providers.

SB 707             Van de Putte
Relating to the issuance of an electrician license to certain
members of the armed forces.

SB 711             Carona
Relating to metering services provided to certain electricity
customers.

SB 712             Carona
Relating to the legislature's goal for energy efficiency in this
state and related energy efficiency programs.

SB 799             Lucio
Relating to the eligibility of certain retired classroom teachers
for loans under the professional educators home loan program.

SB 804             Averitt
Relating to the liability of license deputies for sales money held
in trust for the Parks and Wildlife Department.

SB 806             Averitt
Relating to the qualifications of appointed members of the State
Soil and Water Conservation Board.

SB 905             Whitmire
Relating to the interception of or the collection of other
information from certain communications in an investigation of
criminal conduct.

SB 984             Van de Putte
Relating to a feasibility study regarding the provision of
financial incentives to individuals who undergo training for child
protective services.

SB 1018             Staples
Relating to the extension or modification of residential
restrictive covenants in certain counties.

SB 1037             Lucio
Relating to tuition rates for Olympic athletes residing and
training in Texas.

SB 1044             Janek
Relating to efforts by coastal counties to mitigate coastal erosion
and improve public access to public beaches; authorizing the
issuance of bonds by coastal counties.

SB 1049             Lindsay
Relating to the efficient administration of county government.

SB 1056             Lucio
Relating to the forced sale of an owner's interest in certain real
property.

SB 1104             Madla
Relating to the transfer of extraterritorial jurisdiction between
certain home-rule and general-law municipalities and annexation of
certain territory by the general-law municipalities.

SB 1107             Madla
Relating to the requirements for removal of a county treasurer.

SB 1108             Madla
Relating to the bond of a county treasurer.

SB 1149             Harris
Relating to the electronic transmission of health benefit
information between a health benefit plan issuer and a physician or
health care provider.

SB 1159             Harris
Relating to the regulation of persons who repossess motor vehicles;
providing penalties.

SB 1198             Ellis
Relating to the determination of the portion of the tax increment
produced by a municipality that the municipality is required to pay
into the tax increment fund for a reinvestment zone.

SB 1199             Ellis
Relating to the deposit of municipal sales and use taxes into a tax
increment fund.

SB 1204             Madla
Relating to erecting an off-premise sign adjacent to and visible
from certain roads.

SB 1206             Madla
Relating to erecting an off-premise sign adjacent to and visible
from certain roads.

SB 1214             Barrientos
Relating to the authority of certain counties to select an
insurance broker.

SB 1275             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the issuance of certain court orders to protect victims
of family violence.

SB 1284             Armbrister
Relating to certain requirements applicable to health maintenance
organizations.

SB 1469             Whitmire
Relating to reporting the deaths of certain individuals.

SB 1507             Hinojosa
Relating to the introduction of certain evidence in the sentencing
phase of a capital felony case.

SB 1537             Armbrister
Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and operation of
the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District and the Fort Bend
Subsidence District.

SB 1589             Carona
Relating to fraudulent documents offered to the county clerk or the
secretary of state for filing.

SB 1596             Estes/ Madla
Relating to the sale and service of beer by the holder of a winery
permit.

SB 1631             Carona
Relating to the right of redemption after the foreclosure of
certain properties.

SB 1654             Staples
Relating to notice of hearing on a motion for enforcement regarding
child support and child custody.

SB 1660             Carona
Relating to the assumption of road district powers and duties by
certain municipal utility districts; authorizing bonds.

SB 1669             Estes
Relating to the composition of the wine sold or dispensed by
wineries located in this state.

SB 1693             Duncan
Relating to collateral for deposits of public school funds.

SB 1751             Duncan
Relating to the powers and board of directors of the Lubbock Reese
Redevelopment Authority; authorizing a bond or similar obligation.

SB 1764             Gallegos
Relating to the creation of the Airline Improvement District;
providing authority to impose a tax and issue a bond or similar
obligation.

SB 1791             Whitmire
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of capital murder.

SB 1795             Armbrister
Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility
District No. 177; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1824             Duncan
Relating to the expansion of the Salt Fork Water Quality District
and the appointment of directors by the commissioners court of each
county included within the boundaries of the district.

SB 1826             Estes
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties,
functions, operations, and financing of the Parker County Special
Utility District; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1832             Lindsay
Relating to the assignment of judges to hear certain cases in the
Harris County civil courts at law.

SB 1847             Zaffirini
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties,
operation, and financing of the Duval County Groundwater
Conservation District.

SB 1848             Zaffirini
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties,
operation, and financing of the Starr County Groundwater
Conservation District.

SB 1849             Estes
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties,
functions, operations, and financing of the Stephens Regional
Special Utility District; granting the power of eminent domain.

SCR 10             Staples
Memorializing congress to include Texas' transportation priorities
in legislation to reauthorize TEA-21.

SCR 16             Madla/ Estes
Recognizing the Texas wine industry.

SCR 17             Madla/ Estes
Requesting Texas institutes of higher education to offer education
and research opportunities in viticulture and enology.

SCR 18             Madla/ Estes
Memorializing Congress to enact legislation to provide funding to support
the protection and growth of the Texas wine industry.

SCR 19             Madla/ Estes
Requesting the Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute at Texas Tech
University include comparisons of the economic impacts of the states
in the wine industry.

SCR 27             West, Royce/ Armbrister/ Carona/ Duncan/ Estes/
                      et al.
Memorializing Congress to eliminate current caps on funded Medicare
resident training slots and related limits on costs per resident
used to determine Medicare graduate medical education reimbursement
payments.

HB 297             McClendon                  SP: Wentworth
Relating to changing the title of assistant secretary of state to
deputy secretary of state.

HB 364             Hegar/ Guillen             SP: Brimer
Relating to the use, sale, purchase, or possession of a
traffic-control signal preemption device; providing criminal
penalties.

HB 372             Jackson, Jim/ et al.       SP: Brimer
Relating to the required use of towing safety chains on certain
vehicles.

HB 708             Bonnen/ et al.             SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the issuance of permits by the School Land Board
authorizing continued use of certain structures on coastal public
land.

HB 747             McReynolds                 SP: Staples
Relating to the designation of the El Camino East/West Corridor.

HB 760             McReynolds                 SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to fees for registration and inspection of certain fuel
measuring and dispensing devices.

HB 901             McReynolds                 SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to expiration dates for certain licenses issued or renewed
by the Department of Agriculture.

HB 932             Taylor                     SP: Lucio
Relating to structures on coastal public land.

HB 1099             Chavez/ Castro/ Solis/ et al.
                      SP: Lucio
Relating to migrant labor housing facilities.

HB 1154             Elkins/ et al.             SP: Averitt
Relating to limited liability companies and partnerships.

HB 1236             Paxton                     SP: Harris
Relating to an exemption from The Real Estate License Act for
persons who conduct foreclosure sales.

HB 1319             Giddings                   SP: Fraser
Relating to business entities and associations.

HB 1489             Turner                     SP: Williams
Relating to the purposes for which money in the compensation to
victims of crime fund may be used.

HB 1507             Solomons                   SP: Fraser
Relating to the regulation of corporations; providing a penalty.


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


SB 1519 (LC)        Deuell
Relating to the development of a regional water supply reservoir
project at a site known as Lower Bois d'Arc Creek in Fannin County.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HB 161             McCall/ Strama/ Edwards/ Paxton
Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for nonvehicular fuel
cells.
Finance

HB 261             Goodman
Relating to possession of or access to a grandchild and designation
of other relatives as managing conservators.
Jurisprudence

HB 312             McReynolds
Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad
valorem taxation as timber land that is claimed as part of a
residence homestead or diverted to certain other uses.
Finance

HB 381             Kolkhorst
Relating to the service area of the Blinn College District.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 505             Hilderbran/ Cook, Byron
Relating to the discharge of a firearm across a property line;
providing a penalty.
Natural Resources

HB 525             Rodriguez/ Dukes/ Coleman
Relating to the creation of homestead preservation districts,
reinvestment zones, and other programs to increase home ownership
and provide affordable housing.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 616             Callegari
Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during
certain recreational activities.
State Affairs

HB 703             Elkins
Relating to the deferral of adjudication in cases involving certain
misdemeanor traffic offenses.
Criminal Justice

HB 788             Hardcastle
Relating to the jurisdiction of the district court and the transfer
of cases from the county courts in the 50th Judicial District to
the district court.
Jurisprudence

HB 831             Gonzales/ Hartnett
Relating to the eligibility of certain appellate judges to retire
with full benefits.
State Affairs

HB 841             Kolkhorst
Relating to the rates charged by a municipally owned utility to
certain recreational vehicle parks for potable water or wastewater
service.
Natural Resources

HB 868             Ritter
Relating to the establishment of a Center for Excellence in Deaf
Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 877             Talton
Relating to certain complaints and information with respect to
certain child-care facilities and family homes and to procedures
for certain disciplinary actions against certain child-care
facilities; providing a criminal penalty.
Health & Human Services

HB 920             Uresti/ Hupp/ Reyna/ Solis/ Naishtat/ et al.
Relating to protective and guardianship services for elderly and
disabled persons.
Health & Human Services

HB 989             Chisum
Relating to recovery of certain transmission investments of
electric utilities.
Business & Commerce

HB 1118             Eiland
Relating to operating a motor vehicle with a person riding in a
boat or personal watercraft being drawn by the vehicle; creating an
offense.
Criminal Justice

HB 1244             Hopson
Relating to specialty license plates for classic travel trailers.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1248             Villarreal/ Leibowitz
Relating to erecting an off-premise sign adjacent to and visible
from certain roads.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1255             Coleman/ Noriega, Melissa
Relating to an increased penalty for certain privileged parking
offenses.
Criminal Justice

HB 1274             Hardcastle
Relating to the service area of the Ranger Junior College District.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 1345             Gattis
Relating to the removal of a sign on a state highway right-of-way
by a local law enforcement agency; authorizing a removal fee.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1391             Leibowitz/ et al.
Relating to the creation and availability of a list of builders who
provide certain types of building services.
Business & Commerce

HB 1398             Jackson, Jim
Relating to the waiver of penalties and interest on a delinquent ad
valorem tax.
Finance

HB 1403             Deshotel
Relating to the board of port commissioners of the Port of Beaumont
Navigation District of Jefferson County.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1409             Coleman/ Hegar
Relating to the authority to change the name of component
institutions of The Texas A&M University System.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 1455             King, Tracy
Relating to hospital and medical care required to be provided by
the Maverick County Hospital District.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1458             Bailey
Relating to the creation of the Airline Improvement District;
providing authority to impose a tax and issue a bond or similar
obligation.
Business & Commerce

HB 1508             Denny
Relating to reporting of expenditures by persons registered as
lobbyists.
State Affairs

HB 1589             Driver
Relating to the administration of polygraph examinations to certain
applicants for positions in the Department of Public Safety.
Criminal Justice

HB 1606             Thompson
Relating to the level of municipal participation in contracts with
developers for public improvements.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1647             Hughes
Relating to the appointment of a campaign treasurer and the filing
of reports by a political party's county executive committee that
accepts or makes a certain amount of political contributions or
expenditures.
State Affairs

HB 1653             Chisum
Relating to the approval, certification, and oversight of the
private sector prison industries program.
Criminal Justice

HB 1659             Chavez
Relating to the designation of certain areas of this state as
enterprise zones under the enterprise zone program.
S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev.

HB 1800             Denny/ Jones, Jesse/ Coleman
Relating to corrected reports, registrations, and statements filed
with the Texas Ethics Commission.
State Affairs

HB 1893             Eiland
Relating to authorizing a consumer credit reporting agency to
provide certain information if the information is needed to avoid a
violation of federal law.
Business & Commerce

HB 1997             Keffer, Jim
Relating to the creation of an appellate judicial system for the
Eleventh Court of Appeals District.
Jurisprudence

HB 2025             Hilderbran/ Casteel/ Branch
Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction over the National Museum
of the Pacific War and other historical sites from the Parks and
Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission.
Government Organization

HB 2027             Hilderbran
Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the beds or banks
of certain rivers and streams in particular counties; providing a
penalty.
Natural Resources

HB 2037             Allen, Ray/ Cook, Byron
Relating to the seizure and disposition of property for the offense
of hunting or fishing without landowner consent.
Natural Resources

HB 2045             Puente
Relating to incorporation of a water supply and sewer service
corporation as a nonprofit corporation.
Natural Resources

HB 2068             Anderson
Relating to the designation of certain state agencies as voter
registration agencies.
State Affairs

HB 2069             Anderson
Relating to contracts to provide election services to a political
party.
State Affairs

HB 2071             Rose
Relating to the designation of U.S. Highway 281 as the American
Legion Memorial Highway.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2200             Thompson
Relating to the appointment of certified court interpreters.
Jurisprudence

HB 2202             Hughes
Relating to prohibited conflicts of interest of registered
lobbyists.
State Affairs

HB 2223             Giddings/ Bohac
Relating to the making of a notation on and the processing of a
forged check by a financial institution.
Business & Commerce

HB 2243             Jackson, Jim
Relating to the regulation of locksmiths and locksmith companies
under the Private Security Act.
Business & Commerce

HB 2257             Gallego
Relating to the speed limit on certain highways in rural counties.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2266             Baxter
Relating to the authority of municipalities to enact a requirement
that establishes the sales price for certain housing units or
residential lots.
Business & Commerce

HB 2293             Cook, Robby
Relating to the disposition of seized weapons.
Criminal Justice

HB 2322             Anchia/ et al.
Relating to the electronic administration of state funds used for
voter registration.
State Affairs

HB 2335             Corte
Relating to certain duties of state agencies with regard to members
of the United States armed forces and their dependents and the
communities in which they reside.
S/C on Base Realignment and Closure

HB 2348             Raymond/ Guillen
Relating to construction on a highway under the jurisdiction of the
Texas Department of Transportation by certain transit departments.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2374             McClendon
Relating to the retirement system for firefighters and police
officers in certain municipalities.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2414             Keffer, Jim
Relating to jury service in certain counties.
Jurisprudence

HB 2466             Swinford
Relating to recycling market development.
Government Organization

HB 2491             Puente
Relating to the administration and collection of ad valorem taxes,
including the transfer of an ad valorem tax lien and a contract for
foreclosure of an ad valorem tax lien; amending, correcting, and
clarifying the Tax Code, Property Code, and Civil Practice and
Remedies Code.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2511             Denny
Relating to the filing of a personal financial statement by a
former state officer whose successor has not qualified for office.
State Affairs

HB 2518             Coleman/ et al.
Relating to the requirements of a mental health court program.
Jurisprudence

HB 2574             Hamric/ Escobar
Relating to the waiver of civil process continuing education
requirements for constables and deputy constables by the Commission
on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
Criminal Justice

HB 2622             Phillips
Relating to boating safety.
Natural Resources

HB 2656             Krusee
Relating to the establishment of a state airport in Central Texas
by the Texas Department of Transportation.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2671             Hughes
Relating to the assignment of certain visiting judges.
Jurisprudence

HB 2677             Driver
Relating to certain employment records maintained by the Commission
on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education; providing an
administrative penalty.
Criminal Justice

HB 2685             Gallego
Relating to the acceptance of gratuities by certain employees of
the Parks and Wildlife Department.
Natural Resources

HB 2746             Deshotel/ Naishtat
Relating to the examination requirements for mold assessors and
remediators.
Business & Commerce

HB 2806             Morrison
Relating to the regulation of career schools and colleges.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 2807             Morrison/ Berman/ Corte/ Escobar/ Chavez
Relating to vouchers for tuition and required fees at certain
institutions of higher education for students who sound "Taps" at a
veteran's funeral.
Education

HB 2828             Hamric
Relating to the powers and duties of a navigation district or port
authority.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

HB 2900             Hilderbran
Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for burial in the
state cemetery.
Administration

HB 2918             Kuempel
Relating to resumption of employment within the Texas Municipal
Retirement System by a person who has filed an application for
retirement.
State Affairs

HB 2928             Kolkhorst/ Cook, Byron/ Chisum/ McReynolds/ et al.
Relating to projects that may be undertaken by certain development
corporations with respect to business enterprises or business
development.
S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev.

HB 2942             Eiland
Relating to license fees for commercial fish dealers and shrimp
boats.
Natural Resources

HB 3113             Corte
Relating to performance incentive awards for certain employees of
state agencies who provide services to veterans.
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

HB 3163             Noriega, Melissa
Relating to the membership of the Texas Military Preparedness
Commission.
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

HB 3227             Swinford
Relating to the management of state agency vehicle fleets.
Government Organization

HB 3262             Escobar
Relating to the validation of a governmental act or proceeding of
the Town of South Padre Island.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3263             Hegar/ Howard/ Olivo
Relating to the powers and duties of the district attorney and
county attorney in Fort Bend County.
Jurisprudence

HB 3469             Hochberg
Relating to the establishment of a program to provide grants to be
used to reduce emissions of diesel exhaust from school buses and to
the use of the Texas emissions reduction plan to fund the program.
Natural Resources

HB 3485             Oliveira
Relating to the establishment of criminal law hearing officers in
Cameron County.
Jurisprudence