SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                 Thursday
                                May 5, 2005


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


SB 185 (CS)        Lucio/ Shapleigh/ Zaffirini
Relating to the powers and duties of the border commerce
coordinator.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 410 (CS)        Whitmire
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board
of Pharmacy; providing administrative penalties.

SB 760 (LC)        Armbrister
Relating to the classification of open-space land into categories
for purposes of appraising the land for ad valorem tax purposes.

SB 952 (CS)(LC)    Seliger
Relating to medical support for a child.

SB 978 (CS)(LC)    Barrientos
Relating to the collection of certain costs, fees, and fines in
criminal cases.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1038 (CS)(LC)    Lucio
Relating to authorizing a special events trust fund to support
certain Olympic events, including training and development
activities.

SB 1450 (LC)        Averitt
Relating to judgment interest.

SB 1692 (LC)        Duncan
Relating to storage of wine by the holder of a winery permit.

SB 1843 (A)(LC)     Ellis
Relating to the creation of the International Management District;
providing authority to levy an assessment, impose taxes, and issue
bonds.
1 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT

SB 1846 (LC)        Zaffirini
Relating to the powers and duties of the Karnes County Hospital
District.

SB 1860 (CS)(LC)    Ellis
Relating to the creation of the Montrose Community Improvement
District; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax,
and issue bonds.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1025             Solomons                   SP: Shapleigh
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Optometry Board and
to contact lens prescriptions and the dispensing of contact lenses.


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


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


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


SB 349 (CS)        Wentworth
Relating to the jurisdiction of a court with respect to an action
involving a testamentary trust.

SB 1379 (CS)        Lucio
Relating to a statewide initiative regarding the prevention and
treatment of obesity-related health concerns.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


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


HB 304 (CS)(LC)    Talton/ Bailey/ Reyna/ Pena/ Hughes/ et al.
                      SP: Deuell
Relating to conditions of employment for police officers employed
by certain municipalities.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1285 (A)         Swinford                   SP: Wentworth
Relating to the exception from required disclosure under the public
information law of certain audit working papers.
1 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 794             Jackson, Mike
In memory of Norman Lee Malone of La Porte.

SCR 21 (LC)        Barrientos/ et al.
Authorizing the naming of the natatorium at the Texas School for
the Deaf in Austin for LeRoy Colombo.

HCR 102             Menendez                   SP: Wentworth
In memory of G. W. Worth, Jr., of San Antonio.

HCR 145             Kuempel                    SP: Armbrister
Honoring Sally Ann Reynolds, former director of the Legislative
Reference Library for her remarkable career in state government.


THE SENATE CONCURRED IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING:


SB 374             Jackson, Mike              SP: Callegari
Relating to the repeal of the statutory provision regarding the
adoption and use by the Texas Water Development Board of a capital
spending plan for certain state-funded water-related programs under
the board's jurisdiction.


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


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


HB 102             Van Arsdale                SP: Lindsay
Relating to the renewal requirements for a respiratory care
practitioner certificate.

HB 224             Corte                      SP: Shapiro
Relating to the treatment of certain persons younger than 18 years
of age admitted for voluntary inpatient mental health services and
discharge from that treatment for those persons.

HB 231             Hartnett/ Pena/ Naishtat   SP: Wentworth
Relating to trial by special judge in civil and family law cases.

HB 593             Smithee                    SP: Seliger
Relating to the terms of court of the 47th Judicial District.

HB 597             Smithee                    SP: Seliger
Relating to the creation of an additional county court at law in
Randall County.

HB 801             Uresti/ Chavez/ Branch     SP: Nelson
Relating to training for Department of Family and Protective
Services personnel receiving reports of child abuse and neglect.

HB 802             Uresti/ et al.             SP: Nelson
Relating to the investigation of certain reports of child abuse and
neglect.

HB 885             Seaman                     SP: Brimer
Relating to premium reserve amounts required for title insurers.

HB 918             Krusee                     SP: Wentworth
Relating to the authority of a municipality to establish economic
development programs in certain areas.

HB 937             Homer                      SP: Madla
Relating to authorizing the sampling or tasting of certain
alcoholic beverages.

HB 1007             Ritter/ Guillen/ Menendez/ Cook, Byron/ et al.
                      SP: Lucio
Relating to certain low-interest home loan programs administered by
the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.

HB 1286             Callegari                  SP: Brimer
Relating to the regulation of service contract providers and
administrators.

HB 1393             Flores/ et al.             SP: Shapiro
Relating to the regulation of certain investigators by the Texas
Private Security Board.

HB 1604             Keffer, Bill/ Hochberg/ et al.
                      SP: Shapiro
Relating to the period in which a birth certificate must be filed
or a birth reported.

HB 2307             Cook, Byron                SP: Fraser
Relating to the terms of office of the Product Development and
Small Business Incubator Board.

HB 2761             Taylor                     SP: Fraser
Relating to the amount of homeowners insurance required in
connection with certain financing arrangements.

HB 2870             Smithee                    SP: Eltife
Relating to regulation of rates and forms used to write guaranty
bonds.

HB 2872             Smithee                    SP: Eltife
Relating to the applicability of certain insurance laws to
multi-peril insurance policies.

HB 2913             Luna                       SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the jurisdiction of the district courts in Nueces
County to receive guilty pleas in and dispose of certain
misdemeanor cases.

SB 433             Wentworth
Relating to the authorization of airport districts and the issuance
of bonds and the exercise of eminent domain by the districts.

SB 628             Lucio
Relating to an urban land bank program in certain municipalities.

SB 630             Van de Putte
Relating to audits of providers in the medical assistance program.

SB 645             Barrientos
Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate the use
of outdoor lighting.

SB 723             Lucio
Relating to a study of affordable housing needs and potential
revenue sources for affordable housing.

SB 833             Barrientos
Relating to the required use of tax increment financing to provide
affordable housing in certain reinvestment zones.

SB 1035             West, Royce
Relating to the Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke.

SB 1100             Deuell/ et al.
Relating to the promotion of tourism related to the musical
heritage of this state.

SB 1122             West, Royce
Relating to the Board of Law Examiners board member compensation.

SB 1138             Estes
Relating to a student recreational and health facilities fee at
Midwestern State University.

SB 1183             West, Royce/ et al.
Relating to fetal and infant mortality review; imposing penalties.

SB 1225             Barrientos
Relating to the regulation of rainwater harvested for domestic use.

SB 1253             Brimer/ et al.
Relating to measures to support efforts of municipalities and
counties to recruit or retain special events.

SB 1295             Deuell
Relating to the distribution of proceeds from the sale of certain
forfeited property in a criminal case.

SB 1377             Staples
Relating to certain fees imposed by the secretary of state and the
maximum amount that may be imposed in connection with the adoption
of a child in another country.

SB 1433             Madla
Relating to the conditions of employment for firefighters employed
by certain districts and entities; providing penalties.

SB 1491             Williams
Relating to a fee charged for services provided by the staff of the
state law library.

SB 1581             Zaffirini
Relating to the creation of a state pharmacy assistance program
based on up-front discounts and to supplemental rebates obtained
for prescription drugs provided under certain other state programs.

SB 1648             Staples
Relating to civil actions.

SB 1659             Carona
Relating to municipal authority over certain property that is
subject to an agreement.

SB 1673             Barrientos
Relating to the creation of a sheriff's department civil service
system in certain counties.

SB 1742             West, Royce
Relating to authorizing certain nature centers to charge admission
fees.

SB 1794             Armbrister
Relating to suspending the implementation of certain gas utilities'
interim cost recovery and rate adjustments.

SB 1798             Armbrister
Relating to the creation of the North Fort Bend Water Authority;
providing authority to issue bonds; granting the power of eminent
domain; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 1827             Whitmire
Relating to the system by which an application for a low income
housing tax credit is scored.

SB 1828             Estes
Relating to the creation of the Smiley Road Water Control and
Improvement District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds.

SB 1864             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the powers of the Galveston County Municipal Utility
District No. 51, including powers related to the construction,
maintenance, operation, and financing of roads or turnpikes;
providing the authority to impose taxes and issue bonds.

SB 1867             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the creation of the NASA Area Management District;
providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and
issue bonds.

SB 1871             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility
District No. 44; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1878             Deuell
Relating to validating actions of and amending assessments imposed
by the Falcon's Lair Utility and Reclamation District, of Dallas
County, Texas.

SB 1881             Deuell
Relating to the validation, annexation, powers, and duties of the
Parker Creek Municipal Utility District of Rockwall County;
providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the
power of eminent domain.

SB 1882             Jackson, Mike
Relating to the creation of the Galveston County Municipal Utility
District No. 67; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

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.


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


SB 1382 (CS)(LC)    Shapiro
Relating to the reorganization of the Railroad Commission of Texas,
including changing the name of the agency to the Texas Energy
Commission and transferring powers and duties from and to the
agency.

SB 1786 (CS)(LC)    Gallegos
Relating to the powers and duties of a navigation district or port
authority.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HB 135             Solomons/ Jackson, Jim
Relating to regulation of health spas.
Business & Commerce

HB 159             Talton
Relating to expenditures of funds by a school district to advertise
a referendum.
Education

HB 283             Hope/ Goolsby/ Raymond/ et al.
Relating to admission, assignment, and conduct of certain public
school students.
Education

HB 629             Solomons/ et al.
Relating to notice required for a mechanic's, contractor's, or
materialman's lien in certain circumstances.
Business & Commerce

HB 664             Isett
Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business
in awarding certain municipal and school district contracts.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 853             Solomons/ Leibowitz/ et al.
Relating to the return of merchandise; providing a civil penalty.
Business & Commerce

HB 1048             Chisum
Relating to the forfeiture of contraband used or intended to be
used in the commission of certain criminal offenses.
Criminal Justice

HB 1095             Menendez
Relating to the offense of harassment by persons in certain
correctional facilities and to creating the offense of harassment
of public servant.
Criminal Justice

HB 1172             Brown, Fred
Relating to the tuition charged to resident undergraduate students
of institutions of higher education for excess credit hours and to
related formula funding.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 1235             Paxton
Relating to the notice required for a sale of real property under a
contract lien.
Business & Commerce

HB 1249             Reyna/ et al.
Relating to criminal punishment for aggressive driving that results
in the death of a person.
Criminal Justice

HB 1426             Anderson
Relating to the confidentiality of certain information in a rabies
vaccination certificate.
State Affairs

HB 1579             Kolkhorst/ Eiland/ Griggs/ Smith, Todd/ Berman/
                      et al.
Relating to contributions and eligibility for benefits of and
reports concerning certain retired members of the Teacher
Retirement System of Texas; imposing a penalty.
State Affairs

HB 1706             Denny/ Pitts/ Woolley/ Nixon/ Bohac/ et al.
Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification.
State Affairs

HB 1919             Allen, Ray
Relating to notice in certain real property transactions concerning
public improvement districts.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1986             Solomons
Relating to the administration and powers of a coordinated county
transportation authority.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2135             Phillips/ Hamric/ Truitt/ Homer/ Woolley
Relating to the creation of a tourist-oriented directional sign
program.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2241             Callegari
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to require a
contract between a municipal utility district and the municipality
before the district issues obligations.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2405             Keel/ Hodge
Relating to prohibiting a person not entitled to receive an early
voting ballot by mail from casting that ballot; providing a
criminal penalty.
State Affairs

HB 2581             Solomons
Relating to the regulation of a perpetual care cemetery and the
sale of interment rights in a mausoleum before completion of
construction.
Business & Commerce

HB 2623             Phillips/ Cook, Robby
Relating to the distribution by the Texas Department of
Transportation of certain assistance for the repair and maintenance
of county roads.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2799             Talton
Relating to the removal of vehicles and property from a roadway in
a political subdivision, to the authority of a political
subdivision to establish a traffic incident management program, and
to procedures regarding the removal and storage of certain
vehicles.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2966             Seaman
Relating to the criminal penalty for violating certain statutes
enforceable by, or ordinances, rules, or regulations of, navigation
districts or port authorities.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3115             Corte
Relating to certain homeland security activities, including the
operation of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Council by the
office of the governor.
Transportation & Homeland Security