SENATE FLOOR ACTION Friday May 6, 2005 THE SENATE SUSPENDED ALL NECESSARY RULES TO CONSIDER AND FINALLY PASS: SB 95 (CS)(LC) Shapleigh Relating to the establishment of an asthma research center at the Texas Tech University campus in El Paso. SB 333 West, Royce/ Averitt/ Ellis/ Gallegos/ Hinojosa/ et al. Relating to the eligibility of a high school graduate for automatic admission to an institution of higher education and to certain other practices and procedures concerning the admission process. 2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS SB 828 Janek Relating to the eligibility of certain property owners to file a late notice of protest with an appraisal review board. SB 831 (CS) Shapiro/ Armbrister/ Brimer/ Carona/ Deuell/ et al. Relating to the creation of programs and funding for emerging technology industries. SB 1597 (CS) Madla Relating to the appointment of county court magistrates in Bexar County. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT SB 1738 (CS)(LC) Duncan Relating to consumer access to health care information and consumer protection for services provided by or through hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and birthing centers; providing penalties. 2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS SB 1806 (CS)(LC) Jackson, Mike Relating to the creation of the West Ranch Management District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue a bond or similar obligation. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT SB 1813 (CS)(LC) Ellis Relating to the creation of the Pearland Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds. SB 1814 (CS)(LC) Ellis Relating to the creation of the Southampton Neighborhood Services District; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds or similar obligations. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT THE SENATE SUSPENDED THE REGULAR ORDER, READ THIRD TIME, AND PASSED: SB 1379 (CS) Lucio Relating to a statewide initiative regarding the prevention and treatment of obesity-related health concerns. 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. THE SENATE REFUSED TO SUSPEND THE REGULAR ORDER TO CONSIDER: SB 1291 (CS)(LC) Lucio Relating to the termination of agreements with certain insurance agents. THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS: SR 804 Lucio Commending the first senior class of Mid Valley Christian School on the occasion of their graduation. Sunday May 8, 2005 THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED: HB 120 Dawson/ Edwards/ Davis, John/ Anderson/ Coleman/ et al. Relating to the creation of a donor education, awareness, and registry program, the establishment of an organ donor and tissue council, and anatomical gift donation. Transportation & Homeland Security HB 905 Delisi Relating to the powers and duties of the state auditor in connection with state contracts. Finance HB 1146 Chisum/ Anderson/ Flynn Relating to contingent payment clauses in certain construction contracts. Business & Commerce HB 1208 Gattis Relating to a limitation on the use of eminent domain by certain conservation and reclamation districts. Natural Resources HB 1358 Flores Relating to the jurisdiction of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality over certain water supply or sewer service corporations. Natural Resources HB 1476 Edwards/ Van Arsdale/ Crabb/ Riddle Relating to regulation of certain sexually suggestive performances at public school events. Education HB 1577 Nixon/ Homer/ Frost/ Farabee Relating to the provision of health care services by a physician assistant during a disaster. State Affairs HB 1611 Chisum/ Turner/ Allen, Ray/ Hochberg/ Edwards/ et al. Relating to the use of money for the low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement program; making an appropriation. Natural Resources HB 1831 Talton Relating to the definition of "convicted" for purposes of eligibility to carry a concealed handgun. Criminal Justice HB 1867 Naishtat Relating to the transfer of money appropriated to provide care for certain persons in nursing facilities to provide community-based services to those persons. Finance HB 2018 Swinford Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 78th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature. Administration HB 2019 Swinford Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning special districts, including conforming amendments. Administration HB 2767 Talton Relating to the release of a criminal defendant in certain cases and the eligibility of and citation to certain individuals who act as sureties on bail bonds. Criminal Justice HB 2902 Hilderbran Relating to the maintenance and preservation of historical courthouses and records. Government Organization HB 3111 Corte Relating to authorizing the presiding officer of a political subdivision to order an evacuation in certain emergency circumstances. Transportation & Homeland Security HB 3386 Talton Relating to the possession or shooting of a handgun on the land of the Lower Colorado River Authority by a person licensed to carry a concealed handgun. Natural Resources HJR 80 Krusee Proposing a constitutional amendment clarifying that certain economic development programs do not constitute a debt. S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev.