SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Monday
                               May 16, 2005


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


SB 603 (CS)(LC)    Ellis/ et al.
Relating to the right of a foreign national to contact a foreign
consular official.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1020 (CS)        Barrientos
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain
property used by a charitable organization operating a radio
station that is funded through donations.

SB 1251 (CS)        Brimer
Relating to the acquisition, construction, maintenance, operation,
and provision of toll facilities and a transit system by a regional
mobility authority, and the transfer to a regional mobility
authority of the toll facilities, transit system, and related
assets of a regional tollway authority or transit provider or of
certain counties; providing criminal penalties; authorizing a tax.

SB 1351 (CS)        Williams/ Janek/ Madla
Relating to the appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations
through binding arbitration.

SB 1548 (CS)(LC)    Van de Putte/ et al.
Relating to hydrogen-fueled vehicles and refueling stations.

SB 1857 (CS)(LC)    Madla
Relating to the consolidation of the Kinney County Groundwater
Conservation District into the Edwards Aquifer Authority.

SB 1605 (CS)(LC)    Ogden
Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts in
the state treasury, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and
the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general
governmental purposes.

SB 1606 (CS)        Ogden
Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain
miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds
designated by this Act; making appropriations.

SB 1730 (CS)(LC)    Janek
Relating to the use of ad valorem taxes by a municipality or county
for a sports and community venue project.

SB 1735 (CS)(LC)    Shapleigh
Relating to benefits and rights for certain members of the Texas
National Guard and armed forces of the United States.

SB 1839 (LC)        Lucio
Relating to the creation of the Kleberg County Groundwater
Conservation District; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds and granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1891 (CS)        Armbrister
Relating to the creation of the La Salle Water Control and
Improvement District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

HB 773             West, George "Buddy"       SP: Armbrister
Relating to certain purchases by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

HB 1540             Bonnen                     SP: Williams
Relating to the regulation by the Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality of the idling of a motor vehicle while the driver is using
the vehicle's sleeper berth; providing a penalty.

HB 1924             Chavez                     SP: Shapleigh
Relating to the certification of certain health organizations by
the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 2202             Hughes                     SP: Harris
Relating to prohibited conflicts of interest of registered
lobbyists.


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


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


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


HB 976 (CS)        Madden                     SP: Wentworth
Relating to allowing the Texas Building and Procurement Commission
to deliberate in a closed meeting regarding business and financial
considerations of a contract being negotiated.


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


SB 1503 (CS)        West, Royce
Relating to the creation of the Institute on Race, Crime, and
Justice at the University of North Texas at Dallas to examine
certain information regarding racial profiling and to provide
training regarding issues related to law enforcement and certain
underrepresented racial or ethnic groups; providing a penalty.
3 FLOOR AMENDMENTS


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 895             Shapiro
Congratulating Texas Instruments, Incorporated, on the occasion of its
75th anniversary.

SR 898             Averitt
Congratulating the Brazos Higher Education Authority, Inc., on the
occasion of its 30th anniversary.

HCR 89             Grusendorf/ Hughes/ Bohac/ Smithee/ Paxton/ et al.
                      SP: Brimer
In memory of President Ronald Wilson Reagan.

HCR 147             Craddick                   SP: Seliger
Honoring Kathryn Patricia Beal, the 2005 Bluebonnet Queen.

HCR 163             Craddick                   SP: Seliger
Honoring Charles and Margaret Semple of Midland on the occasion of
their 40th anniversary.

HCR 164             Craddick                   SP: Seliger
Congratulating Don Hedgpeth of Medina on receiving the 2004
Wrangler Award for Outstanding Art Book from the National Cowboy &
Western Heritage Museum.

HCR 196             Craddick                   SP: Seliger
Recognizing Beverly Pevehouse of Midland for her contributions to
her community.


THE SENATE CONCURRED IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING:


SB 15             Janek/ et al.              SP: Nixon/ et al.
Relating to civil claims involving exposure to asbestos and silica.

SB 846             Janek                      SP: Chavez
Relating to distribution of recordings on consignment.


THE SENATE REFUSED TO CONCUR IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND REQUESTED
 THE APPOINTMENT OF A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON THE FOLLOWING:



SB 1103             Eltife                     SP: Hughes
Relating to the powers and duties of the General Land Office and
the disposition of certain unsurveyed public school land.

SB 1670             Staples                    SP: Callegari
Relating to a motor vehicle financial responsibility verification
program; providing a penalty.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HB 51             Smith, Todd/ Pena/ et al.
Relating to the punishment prescribed for and conditions of
community supervision imposed on certain persons who commit
intoxication offenses.
Criminal Justice

HB 211             Guillen/ Noriega, Melissa/ Martinez/ Leibowitz/
                      Alonzo/ et al.
Relating to the effect that certain orders relating to family
violence and certain decisions regarding military service have on
residential leases.
Business & Commerce

HB 251             Eissler
Relating to the release of certain information regarding a workers'
compensation claim.
State Affairs

HB 295             McClendon/ Leibowitz
Relating to the removal of a member of a junior college district
board of trustees for failure to attend board meetings.
Education

HB 867             Allen, Ray
Relating to the registration and supervision of sex offenders;
providing penalties.
Criminal Justice

HB 1037             Isett
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawfully carrying a
handgun, illegal knife, or club.
Criminal Justice

HB 1111             King, Phil/ Zedler
Relating to admission to open-enrollment charter schools that
specialize in performing arts.
Education

HB 1232             Castro
Relating to the payment of certain expenses of a public project
financed by certificates of obligation.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1270             Bohac
Relating to the qualifications and duties of a deputy voter
registrar.
State Affairs

HB 1330             Chisum
Relating to the creation of a dispute resolution program for state
building construction contracts.
Government Organization

HB 1462             Flores
Relating to the referral by the Texas Water Development Board of
certain persons to another state agency, office, or division for
investigation or enforcement action.
Natural Resources

HB 1763             Cook, Robby/ Hope
Relating to the notice, hearing, rulemaking, and permitting
procedures for groundwater conservation districts.
Natural Resources

HB 1765             Morrison/ Ritter/ Kolkhorst/ Deshotel/ McCall/
                      et al.
Relating to the creation of programs and funding for emerging
technology industries.
Business & Commerce

HB 1795             Crownover/ Isett/ Taylor/ Eissler/ Seaman/ et al.
Relating to the creation of health savings accounts for certain
individuals eligible to participate in the insurance coverage
provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their
dependents.
State Affairs

HB 1823             Dutton/ Farrar/ Smith, Wayne/ Leibowitz
Relating to the rights of parties to an executory contract for
conveyance of real property and certain other real property
transactions.
Business & Commerce

HB 1826             Grusendorf
Relating to the use of school district resources for the
maintenance of real property not owned or leased by the district.
Education

HB 1854             Giddings
Relating to requiring debt collectors to provide a copy of a
dishonored check to certain consumers; providing a civil penalty.
Business & Commerce

HB 2026             Hilderbran
Relating to the recovery of certain enforcement-related costs, the
operation of certain accounts in the Parks and Wildlife Department,
the penalties for certain criminal offenses involving certain
animals, and the taking and possession of certain wildlife or eggs,
including requirements related to taxidermy and tanning and to
harmful aquatic plants; imposing penalties.
Natural Resources

HB 2099             Dutton
Relating to investigations of reports of child abuse and neglect.
Health & Human Services

HB 2139             Phillips
Relating to certain agreements by the Texas Department of
Transportation involving pass-through tolls.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2201             Hughes/ Hopson/ Cook, Robby/ Kolkhorst/ Homer/
                      et al.
Relating to implementing a clean coal project in this state.
Natural Resources

HB 2233             Keffer, Jim
Relating to state and certain local fiscal matters; providing a
penalty.
Finance

HB 2330             Morrison/ Woolley/ Branch/ Goolsby/ Eissler/ et al.
Relating to the admission of undergraduate students to general
academic teaching institutions and to practices of school districts
that concern the admissions process to institutions of higher
education.
Education

HB 2339             Corte/ Baxter
Relating to the provision of mail ballots to overseas voters and to
conforming adjustments to related dates, deadlines, and procedures.
State Affairs

HB 2420             Chavez/ Solis/ Escobar/ Leibowitz
Relating to the allocation of federal funds directed to be used to
support graduate medical education in connection with the state
Medicaid program.
International Relations & Trade

HB 2492             Puente
Relating to the authority of certain persons to bring suit to
require an appraisal district or appraisal review board to comply
with applicable law.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2630             Hill
Relating to procedures regarding the removal and storage of
vehicles.
Criminal Justice

HB 2639             Geren
Relating to the powers and duties of the Tarrant Regional Water
District.
Natural Resources

HB 2702             Krusee                     SP: Staples
Relating to the construction, acquisition, financing, maintenance,
management, operation, ownership, and control of rail and highway
transportation facilities in this state and to the operation of
pocket bikes and minimotorbikes.
Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2716             Swinford
Relating to equal employment opportunity reports.
Business & Commerce

HB 2842             Chisum
Relating to the provision of false information to an independent
public accounting firm by a public interest entity; providing a
criminal penalty.
Criminal Justice

HB 2866             Bailey/ Edwards
Relating to the right of certain municipalities to maintain local
control over wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of
employment.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2876             Callegari/ Gattis/ Hope/ Howard/ Smith, Wayne/
                      et al.
Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for
water service and sewer service.
Natural Resources

HB 2933             Delisi/ Isett/ Callegari/ Strama
Relating to standards of conduct for and conflicts of interest of
state officers and employees.
State Affairs

HB 2941             Eiland
Relating to compensation of insurance agents.
Business & Commerce

HB 2945             Eiland
Relating to the predicted retirement of and participation in the
optional retirement program by certain employees of institutions of
higher education.
State Affairs

HB 2959             Paxton/ et al.
Relating to the use of federal child care and development block
grant funds by local workforce development boards.
Business & Commerce

HB 2984             West, George "Buddy"
Relating to the composition of and use of money in the oil-field
cleanup fund.
Natural Resources

HB 2988             Nixon
Relating to waiver of sovereign immunity.
State Affairs

HB 3047             Veasey
Relating to communication district or emergency communication
district participation in state travel services contracts.
Government Organization

HB 3048             Hopson
Relating to insurance coverage for certain structures.
Business & Commerce

HB 3071             Goodman
Relating to the administration and collection of ad valorem taxes
and the administration of appraisal districts; making procedural
and technical corrections and clarifications to the Tax Code,
Property Code, and Civil Practice and Remedies Code.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3318             Brown, Betty
Relating to continuing education requirements for renewal of a
structural pest control business license.
Business & Commerce

HB 3333             Chavez
Relating to the sale or transfer of interest of real property to
certain federally recognized Indian tribes.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3468             Isett
Relating to an intensive reading and language intervention pilot
program.
Education

HB 3514             Eissler
Relating to the powers and duties of the Southwest Montgomery
County Improvement District.
Intergovernmental Relations

SB 19             Hinojosa
Relating to the authority of certain development corporations to undertake
projects for sewage or solid waste facilities, recycling facilities, or
air or water pollution control facilities.
Business & Commerce

SCR 37             Staples
Supporting Texas' application for a Mental Health Transformation State
Incentive Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Health & Human Services

SR 880             Janek
Directing the Texas Education Agency and the State Board of Education to
facilitate the offering of high school elective courses on the Bible in
Texas public schools.
Education