SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Monday
                                May 9, 2005


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


SJR 44             Deuell
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing authorization for a
county to issue bonds or notes to finance the development or
redevelopment of an unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted area
within the county.

SB 309 (CS)(LC)    Lucio/ Armbrister/ Averitt/ Barrientos/ Brimer/
                      et al.
Relating to the creation of an address confidentiality program to
assist victims of family violence, sexual assault, or stalking in
maintaining confidential addresses.

SB 356 (CS)(LC)    Ellis
Relating to an urban land bank program in certain municipalities.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 422 (CS)        Jackson, Mike
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Education
Agency and regional education service centers; providing a penalty.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 921 (LC)        Duncan
Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 27
between Lubbock and Amarillo as the Marshall Formby Memorial
Highway.

SB 1003 (CS)        Madla
Relating to an additional filing fee for civil cases filed in Bexar
County.

SB 1043 (CS)(LC)    Janek/ et al.
Relating to the duties of the P-16 Council regarding dual and
concurrent enrollment courses.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1504 (CS)        Armbrister/ et al.
Relating to a deer breeder's permit; providing a penalty.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1547 (CS)        Duncan
Relating to the Department of Information Resources' management of
state electronic services.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 1856 (A)         Deuell
Relating to tax increment financing.
1 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT

SB 1880 (LC)        Ellis
Relating to the Buffalo Bayou Management District and the creation
of the East Montrose Management District and the Fourth Ward
Management District out of part of the territory of the Buffalo
Bayou Management District; authorizing taxes and bonds.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1884 (LC)        Ellis
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility
District No. 460; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

HB 87             Reyna                      SP: Madla
Relating to the authority of a municipality to alter speed limits
in an urban district within the municipality.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


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


SB 1319 (CS)        Staples/ et al.
Relating to participation of certain annuitants and their
dependents in the state employees group benefits program.

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


THE SENATE SUSPENDED THE REGULAR ORDER, READ SECOND TIME, AND AMENDED:


SB 604 (CS)        Ellis/ et al.
Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


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


HB 340 (CS)(LC)    Seaman/ Herrero            SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the authority of a navigation district to establish a
volunteer police reserve force and to the state law enforcement
authority of certain federal peace officers.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


THE SENATE REFUSED TO SUSPEND THE REGULAR ORDER TO CONSIDER ON THIRD
 READING:


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


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 824             Lucio
Commending Victoria Herrera for her dedication to teaching Texans about
the advantages of a healthy diet and regular exercise.

HCR 156             Nixon/ Hochberg/ Naishtat/ Straus
                      SP: Shapiro
Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day on May 9, 2005.

HCR 170             Davis, John                SP: Jackson, Mike
Commending Randolph Robert Reed of Pearland for his completion of
the BP MS150 Bike Ride.


THE SENATE CONCURRED IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING:


SJR 7             Carona                     SP: Hochberg
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing line-of-credit
advances under a reverse mortgage.

SB 376             Madla/ et al.              SP: Zedler
Relating to a pilot program for language interpreter services under
the medical assistance program.

SB 446             Carona                     SP: Martinez
Relating to the reduction in value or expiration of a stored value
card.

SB 580             Van de Putte               SP: Rose
Relating to the installment payment of ad valorem taxes by certain
veterans.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


SB 1894             Deuell
Relating to the creation of Kaufman County Water Control and Improvement
District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds;
granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1895             Fraser
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation
and financing of the Bluebonnet Municipal Utility District.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1896             Madla
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and
financing of the Val Verde County Groundwater Conservation District.
Intergovernmental Relations