SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                 Wednesday
                                May 4, 2005


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


SB 1176 (CS)        Armbrister
Relating to systems and programs administered by the Employees
Retirement System of Texas.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 1513 (CS)(LC)    Averitt
Relating to an interim study regarding the operation of certain
state health insurance programs.

SB 1579 (CS)(LC)    Zaffirini
Relating to the prohibition of signs on certain roads.

SB 1667 (CS)        Duncan
Relating to responsibilities of certain state agencies concerning
radioactive substances; imposing fees and surcharges; providing
administrative and civil penalties.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 1698 (CS)        Averitt
Relating to fees and penalties for oil and gas operations.

SB 1799 (LC)        Zaffirini
Relating to the powers and duties of the Bee Groundwater
Conservation District.

SB 1821 (LC)        Fraser
Relating to the creation of the Flatrock Springs Municipal
Management District; granting authority for taxation and the
issuance of bonds.

HB 1503 (CS)(LC)    Davis, John                SP: Deuell
Relating to the additional exit conference required following
inspection, survey, or investigation of certain facilities.


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


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


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


SB 837 (CS)        Wentworth
Relating to the insanity defense.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 711             Van de Putte/ Lucio
Congratulating Lieutenant General Wayne D. Marty on the occasion of his
retirement.

SR 713             Van de Putte/ Armbrister/ Averitt/ Barrientos/
                      Brimer/ et al.
Recognizing April 30 through May 7, 2005, as the 30th anniversary of the
end of the Vietnam era.

SR 741             Shapiro
Commending Patrick and Cheryl Fries for their accomplishments in the field
of documentary filmmaking.

SR 744             Wentworth
Recognizing May 6, 2005, as Law Day at the State Capitol.

HCR 36             Smith, Wayne/ Escobar/ Berman/ Goodman/ Zedler/
                      et al.                     SP: Hinojosa
Giving legislative authorization to a Vietnam War monument for the
Capitol grounds, subject to state law and rules of the State
Preservation Board.

HCR 161             Homer                      SP: Eltife
Congratulating the Paris Junior College men's basketball team for
winning the 2005 National Junior College Athletic Association
championship.

HCR 162             Homer                      SP: Eltife
Honoring Bill Foy, head basketball coach at Paris Junior College,
on his selection as the Junior College Coach of the Year by the
National Association of Basketball Coaches.

HCR 165             Homer                      SP: Eltife
Recognizing May 4, 2005, as Paris/Lamar County Day at the State
Capitol.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SB 1893             Ellis
Relating to the tuition and fees charged to students of
institutions of higher education.
Education

SCR 34             Shapleigh
Memorializing Congress to recognize the Lipan Apache Band of Texas
as a federally acknowledged Indian tribe.
State Affairs

SCR 35             Lucio
Encouraging the State Board of Education to ensure that public schools
teach students about Hispano contributions to the development of Texas
and the United States and that all of the state's history and government
textbooks include such information.
Education

SJR 45             Ellis
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing compensation for public
school employees and retired public school employees serving as members
of local governing bodies.
State Affairs