SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Friday
                               May 13, 2005


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


SB 12 (CS)        Zaffirini/ Barrientos/ Brimer/ Deuell/ Janek/
                      et al.
Relating to contracting and ethics issues of state agencies;
providing a civil penalty.
5 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 322 (CS)(LC)    Staples
Relating to proceeds from the sale of certain state personal and
real property.

SB 1142 (CS)        Carona/ et al.
Relating to the creation of a film industry incentive program and
the promotion of state tourism.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1165 (CS)(LC)    Armbrister
Relating to authorizing the City of Aransas Pass to acquire certain
state property.

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.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1744             Shapleigh
Relating to the creation of the Texas-Mexico Strategic Investment
Commission.

SB 1840 (CS)(LC)    Lucio
Relating to the Willacy County Drainage District No. 1; providing
the authority to impose a tax.

SB 1858             Armbrister
Relating to the authority of a local government to enforce a water
pollution control and abatement program and establish standards and
practices for water quality.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 7 (CS)(LC)    Solomons/ Giddings/ Hamric/ Dunnam
                      SP: Staples
Relating to the continuation and operation of the workers'
compensation system of this state, including changing the name of
the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission to the Texas Department
of Workers' Compensation, the powers and duties of the governing
authority of that department, the provision of workers'
compensation benefits to injured employees, and the regulation of
workers' compensation insurers; providing administrative and
criminal penalties.

HB 282             Hope                       SP: Wentworth
Relating to the funding of alternative dispute resolution systems.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 951             West, George "Buddy"       SP: Seliger
Relating to construction affecting pipeline easements and
rights-of-way.
1 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT

HB 1077             Crabb                      SP: Wentworth
Relating to the composition of certain courts of appeals districts
and to the assignment and transfer of cases in certain courts of
appeals districts.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1508             Denny                      SP: Harris
Relating to reporting of expenditures by persons registered as
lobbyists.


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


HB 340             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.


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


SB 1704 (CS)        Ellis/ et al.
Relating to jury service.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 825             Armbrister
Congratulating the Manning All-Star cheerleaders and coaches for their
championship title at the Universal Cheerleaders Association national
competition.

SR 835             Zaffirini
Congratulating Ryan Reyes on his selection as Laredo's Youth of the Year.


THE SENATE REFUSED TO CONCUR IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO:


SB 1050             Van de Putte               SP: Bailey
Relating to the promotional system for municipal civil service fire
fighters.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HB 49             Smith, Todd
Relating to the punishment prescribed for certain repeat
intoxication offenders.
Criminal Justice

HB 85             Riddle
Relating to the release on bond of certain criminal defendants.
Criminal Justice

HB 209             Goodman
Relating to challenging an acknowledgment of paternity executed by
a minor.
Jurisprudence

HB 260             Goodman
Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship and
protective orders.
Jurisprudence

HB 270             Farrar/ Leibowitz
Relating to court-ordered access to a child by the child's sibling.
Jurisprudence

HB 401             Villarreal
Relating to the use of volunteer income tax assistance programs by
persons who owe delinquent child support.
Jurisprudence

HB 625             Olivo/ Grusendorf/ Leibowitz
Relating to the discipline of public school students who
voluntarily surrender prohibited items.
Education

HB 661             Branch/ Flynn/ Bonnen/ Kolkhorst/ Rodriguez/ et al.
Relating to allowing designated public school libraries to
participate in group purchasing agreements with the TexShare
Library Consortium.
Government Organization

HB 726             Berman
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property
owned by certain law enforcement officer associations.
Finance

HB 843             Truitt/ Riddle
Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate the
construction of certain communication facilities in certain
circumstances; providing a penalty.
Business & Commerce

HB 955             Solomons
Relating to the regulation of financial businesses and practices;
providing civil penalties.
Business & Commerce

HB 972             Solomons/ Hamric/ Truitt/ Dunnam
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of
Chiropractic Examiners; providing a criminal penalty.
Government Organization

HB 984             Reyna/ Guillen/ McReynolds/ Chavez/ Hochberg/
                      et al.
Relating to the care of elementary and secondary school students
with diabetes.
Health & Human Services

HB 988             Chisum
Relating to the county in which a seller of a motor vehicle may
file an application for registration and certificate of title.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1047             Chisum
Relating to the offense of failing to certify compliance of an
underground storage tank before accepting delivery of the regulated
substance to be stored in the tank.
Natural Resources

HB 1068             Driver
Relating to the collection and analysis of evidence and testimony
based on forensic analysis, crime laboratory accreditation, DNA
testing, and the creation and maintenance of DNA records; providing
a penalty.
Criminal Justice

HB 1074             Brown, Betty
Relating to the punishment for the offense of obscenity.
Criminal Justice

HB 1120             Nixon
Relating to certain requirements relating to an application for a
marriage license and an affidavit of an absent applicant for a
marriage license and to the maintenance of marriage and divorce
indexes by the bureau of vital statistics; providing penalties.
Criminal Justice

HB 1132             Haggerty
Relating to the regulation of and rights of private security
personnel.
Business & Commerce

HB 1238             Paxton/ Hughes/ Laubenberg
Relating to distribution of certain child support payments by the
state disbursement unit.
Jurisprudence

HB 1268             Bohac
Relating to the information included on a voter registration
application.
State Affairs

HB 1317             Driver/ Laubenberg/ Raymond/ et al.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain electricians.
Business & Commerce

HB 1318             Dawson
Relating to the state providing grave markers for certain members
of the state military forces.
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

HB 1366             Allen, Ray
Relating to the regulation of nursing.
Health & Human Services

HB 1379             Jones, Jesse
Relating to the admissibility in a civil action of certain
information relating to identify theft.
State Affairs

HB 1484             Talton
Relating to the penalty for failing to perform certain duties
following a vehicle accident.
Criminal Justice

HB 1532             Rose/ Leibowitz
Relating to rates for professional liability insurance for
physicians and health care providers.
State Affairs

HB 1535             Truitt/ Solomons/ Hamric
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Midwifery
Board.
Government Organization

HB 1547             Pickett/ Chavez/ Guillen/ Quintanilla/ Menendez
Relating to the form of the loan contract and related documents for
a consumer loan.
Business & Commerce

HB 1582             Chavez/ Leibowitz
Relating to a study of residential foreclosures in certain
counties.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1584             Casteel/ Solomons
Relating to requiring the operator of a vehicle storage facility to
accept certain forms of payment for the delivery or storage of a
vehicle.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1644             Callegari
Relating to the authority of a water control and improvement
district or a municipal utility district to enter into a contract
to convey property to another water district or water supply
corporation and the authority of a conservation and reclamation
district to acquire a certificate of convenience and necessity or
to acquire a facility or a right to use a facility.
Natural Resources

HB 1767             Cook, Robby
Relating to the regulation of veterinary medicine.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

HB 1816             West, George "Buddy"
Relating to the transfer of powers and duties over railroads from
the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Department of
Transportation.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1821             Kolkhorst
Relating to the authority of a county to require waste haulers to
be licensed as a waste hauler.
Natural Resources

HB 1830             Wong
Relating to the notice provided for the establishment of municipal
management districts.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1921             Allen, Ray/ Zedler/ Otto
Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
Criminal Justice

HB 1940             Ritter
Relating to alternative dispute resolution of certain contract
claims against the state.
State Affairs

HB 1952             Goodman/ et al.
Relating to prohibiting a governmental body from disclosing a
person's social security number to a member of the public in
certain circumstances without the person's written consent.
State Affairs

HB 2145             Hupp/ Seaman/ Grusendorf
Relating to prohibiting changes in certain prescription drug orders
without the approval of the prescribing health care practitioner.
Health & Human Services

HB 2187             Otto/ et al.
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of rent-to-own
property not held by the lessee primarily to produce income and to
the method to be used to depreciate taxable rent-to-own property
for tax appraisal purposes.
Finance

HB 2215             Bailey/ Elkins/ Howard/ Bohac/ Hegar
Relating to the operation of property owners' associations.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2218             McCall
Relating to the regulation of money services businesses; providing
a penalty.
Business & Commerce

HB 2239             Luna/ et al.
Relating to homeland security training and supplemental pay for
certain law enforcement officers.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2303             Driver
Relating to the regulation of and rights of private security
personnel.
Business & Commerce

HB 2376             Elkins
Relating to the environmental regulation and remediation of dry
cleaning facilities; imposing a penalty.
Natural Resources

HB 2390             Harper-Brown
Relating to the establishment of an employee welfare benefit plan
by certain private educational institutions.
State Affairs

HB 2463             Villarreal/ Menendez/ Flores/ Corte/ et al.
Relating to the creation of a Medicaid health literacy pilot
program and health care funding districts in certain counties and
authorizing the districts to impose taxes on certain institutional
health care providers located in the districts.
International Relations & Trade

HB 2470             Delisi
Relating to the operations of and the funding mechanisms for
emergency medical services and trauma facility care in this state.
Health & Human Services

HB 2572             Truitt/ Isett/ McReynolds/ Miller/ Coleman/ et al.
Relating to the functions of local mental health and mental
retardation authorities.
Health & Human Services

HB 2668             Dutton
Relating to the performance by a private entity of the functions of
a local child support registry or a child support enforcement
agency and to the receipt, disbursement, and monitoring of child
support payments.
Jurisprudence

HB 2696             Anchia/ Hartnett/ Jackson, Jim/ Vo/ et al.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of massage therapy and
massage establishments and certain services related to massage;
providing penalties.
Health & Human Services

HB 2747             McClendon/ Menendez/ Leibowitz/ Chavez
Relating to the administration of a retirement health care plan for
firefighters and police officers in certain municipalities.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2751             Hartnett
Relating to providing notice of the anticipated fiscal impact of
municipal charter amendments.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2801             Smith, Todd
Relating to audits of state agency expenditures to recover
overpayments and lost discounts.
Finance

HB 2819             Rose/ Leibowitz
Relating to access to state electronic and information resources by
individuals with disabilities.
Government Organization

HB 2833             Cook, Robby/ Cook, Byron/ et al.
Relating to the protection of private real property from regulatory
takings.
Natural Resources

HB 2837             Allen, Ray
Relating to the state's activities regarding education, vocational
training, and reintegration of offenders.
Criminal Justice

HB 2839             Allen, Ray
Relating to the participation of state inmates in the production of
certain goods and the provision of certain services.
Criminal Justice

HB 2868             Frost/ Rose/ Martinez Fischer/ Van Arsdale/ et al.
Relating to civil liability for provision of alcohol to a minor.
State Affairs

HB 2879             Keffer, Bill
Relating to requirements for certain amusement rides.
Business & Commerce

HB 2894             Phillips
Relating to the marketing and sale of certain license plates by a
private vendor.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2905             Haggerty
Relating to the installation of water conservation systems in Texas
Department of Criminal Justice facilities.
Criminal Justice

HB 2932             Delisi/ Rodriguez/ Isett
Relating to requiring state agency purchasing personnel to disclose
certain family relationships with business entities receiving
certain state agency contracts.
Government Organization

HB 3029             Strama
Relating to eligibility of certain rural areas for certain state
assistance.
Natural Resources

HB 3057             Howard
Relating to the number of hours worked by a part-time fire
protection employee.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3093             Pena
Relating to ex parte petitions for the expunction of criminal
records and files.
Criminal Justice

HB 3125             Eiland
Relating to a retired employee's eligibility for participation in
the optional retirement program and the regulation of investment
advisors in that program.
State Affairs

HB 3149             Wong
Relating to inactive status for cosmetology certificate or license
holders.
Business & Commerce

HB 3181             Turner
Relating to the creation of the Central Harris County Regional
Water Authority; providing authority to issue bonds or notes;
granting the power of eminent domain; providing an administrative
penalty.
Natural Resources

HB 3253             Ritter
Relating to the use of certain electronically readable information
on a driver's license or identification certificate to comply with
certain alcohol and tobacco related laws; providing a penalty.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 3297             Bohac
Relating to the inclusion of certain public school accountability
information in a student's grade report card and on a school
district's Internet website.
Education

HB 3335             Hartnett
Relating to the report, delivery, and claims process concerning
certain unclaimed property.
State Affairs

HB 3376             Taylor
Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain criminal
offenses involving theft and fraud and to the provision of notice
of the commission of those offenses to certain licensing entities.
Criminal Justice

HJR 32             Berman
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to
permit the governing body of a political subdivision to exempt from
ad valorem taxation property owned by certain law enforcement
officer associations.
Finance

HJR 79             Krusee
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to
provide for a six-year term for a board member of a regional
mobility authority.
Transportation & Homeland Security