SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                 Wednesday
                               May 18, 2005


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


SB 1150 (CS)(LC)    Harris/ et al.
Relating to parental consent for the performance of an abortion;
providing penalties.

SB 1863 (CS)        Ogden
Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities.

HB 55             Grusendorf/ Hill/ Goolsby/ Branch/ et al.
                      SP: Harris
Relating to the designation of portions of Interstate Highway 20
inside Dallas and Tarrant Counties as the Ronald Reagan Memorial
Highway.

HB 758             Denny/ Rodriguez/ Hegar/ Coleman/ Alonzo/ et al.
                      SP: Harris
Relating to a pilot program allowing for countywide voting
locations in certain elections.

HB 1058             Pickett/ Guillen/ King, Tracy
                      SP: Zaffirini
Relating to high school diplomas for certain veterans.

HB 1163             Denny                      SP: Harris
Relating to the filing fee for a candidate for certain offices on
the general primary election ballot.

HB 2511             Denny                      SP: Harris
Relating to the filing of a personal financial statement by a
former state officer whose successor has not qualified for office.

HB 2645             Nixon                      SP: Wentworth
Relating to service of expert reports in health care liability
claims.


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


SB 548 (CS)        Ellis/ et al.
Relating to considerations by the Board of Pardons and Paroles
regarding clemency matters.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1691 (CS)        Duncan
Relating to certain retired school employees and the powers and
duties of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; providing a
penalty.


HB 1528 RETURNED FROM THE HOUSE, VOTE RECONSIDERED, AMENDED, AND AGAIN
 FINALLY PASSED.


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 900             Averitt
Congratulating Jeremy Wariner on winning two gold medals at the 2004
Olympic Games.

SR 901             Averitt
Congratulating Darold Williamson on winning a gold medal at the 2004
Olympic Games.

SR 939             Averitt
Congratulating Coach Clyde Hart for his unparalleled success as the track
and field head coach at Baylor University.

SR 940             Averitt
Commending the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians for its service of
the mental health of Texans in all walks of life.

SR 941             Lindsay
Congratulating members of the Texas National MATHCOUNTS Championship Team
for its academic achievements.

SR 942             Zaffirini
Congratulating the SolarD Team of The University of Texas at Austin for
winning the BP Solar International, Incorporated, competition.


THE SENATE CONCURRED IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING:


SB 1281             Armbrister                 SP: Bonnen
Relating to the regulation and permitting of a commercial
industrial solid waste facility connected to a publicly owned
treatment works facility.

SB 1473             Lindsay                    SP: Coleman
Relating to the provision of education and training programs for
law enforcement officers regarding persons with mental impairments.


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


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

SB 1273             Jackson, Mike              SP: Geren
Relating to the establishment of the Texas farm and ranch lands
conservation program.


THE SENATE GRANTED THE REQUEST FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A CONFERENCE
 COMMITTEE ON THE FOLLOWING:


HB 225             Driver/ Keel/ Hupp/ Rose/ Hegar/ et al.
                      SP: Deuell
Relating to the expiration of a renewed license to carry a
concealed handgun.

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

HB 1503             Davis, John                SP: Deuell
Relating to the additional exit conference required following
inspection, survey, or investigation of certain facilities.


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


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REREFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HB 1733             Swinford
Relating to prohibiting disclosure of certain records or reports by
the Texas Feed and Fertilizer Control Service.
Rereferred from S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources to Natural Resou

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

HB 2828             Hamric
Relating to the powers and duties of a navigation district or port
authority.
Rereferred from S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources to Intergovernme