SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                 Thursday
                               May 19, 2005


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


SB 542             West, Royce
Relating to the authority of the attorney general to bring suit on
behalf of individuals injured by unlawful practices in restraint of
trade.

SB 1778 (CS)(LC)    Van de Putte
Relating to reporting of personal financial information by trustees
of certain junior college districts and to candidates for office of
certain political subdivisions; providing civil and criminal
penalties.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 56             Denny/ Bohac/ Hughes/ Branch
                      SP: Ellis
Relating to the offense of tampering with a direct recording
electronic voting machine; providing criminal penalties.

HB 468             Hegar                      SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to driver and traffic safety education.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 481             Hochberg                   SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the eligibility for unemployment benefits of certain
persons with disabilities.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 544             Naishtat/ McClendon        SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the right of certain sexual assault victims to a
forensic medical examination.

HB 872             West, George "Buddy"       SP: Armbrister
Relating to the imposition of the pipeline safety annual inspection
fee by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
3 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 969             Keel                       SP: Hinojosa
Relating to court orders for discovery in a criminal case.
1 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 1098             McCall/ Branch             SP: Zaffirini
Relating to using the Internet to obtain identifying information of
another person for a fraudulent purpose; providing a penalty.

HB 1225             Puente                     SP: Duncan
Relating to the grounds for an exemption from cancellation of a
water right for nonuse.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1316             Zedler                     SP: Deuell/ et al.
Relating to immunization requirements for children in regulated
child-care facilities.

HB 1833             Chisum                     SP: Seliger
Relating to disclosures required for the creation of certain
consumer contracts solicited by mail; providing a civil penalty.


THE SENATE REFUSED TO SUSPEND THE REGULAR ORDER TO CONSIDER:


SB 859 (CS)        Ellis/ et al.
Relating to a motor vehicle passing a bicyclist; providing
penalties.


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 923             Whitmire
Recognizing May 19, 2005, as Texas Press Association Day at the State
Capitol.


THE SENATE CONCURRED IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING:


SB 415             Shapleigh                  SP: Truitt
Relating to continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of
Social Worker Examiners; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 1447             Averitt                    SP: Eiland
Relating to including pension and other postemployment benefits in
the computation of rates for electric utilities.


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


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE PASSED ON THE LOCAL AND UNCONTESTED BILLS
 CALENDAR:


HB 132             Hilderbran                 SP: Fraser
Relating to the rate of the county health services sales and use
tax.

HB 150             Reyna/ Castro/ Gonzales    SP: Deuell
Relating to the eligibility of a person to be appointed to serve on
certain civil service commissions.

HB 233             Martinez/ Escobar/ Gonzales/ Pena/ et al.
                      SP: Lucio
Relating to the securing by municipal police officers of a scene to
which the municipality's emergency ambulance service responds.

HB 322             Hupp/ Gonzalez Toureilles/ Isett/ Bonnen/
                      Anderson/ et al.           SP: Estes
Relating to concealed handgun licenses for members and veterans of
the United States armed forces.

HB 525             Rodriguez/ Dukes/ Coleman  SP: Barrientos
Relating to the creation of homestead preservation districts,
reinvestment zones, and other programs to increase home ownership
and provide affordable housing.

HB 526             Berman                     SP: Deuell
Relating to limits placed on coverage amounts of certain group life
insurance policies or certificates.

HB 540             Bohac/ Van Arsdale/ Elkins/ Callegari/ Hegar/
                      et al.                     SP: Lindsay
Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 290 inside
Harris County as the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway.

HB 571             Hegar/ Howard              SP: Janek
Relating to the establishment of auxiliary county facilities in the
unincorporated area of a county.

HB 633             Kuempel/ Bonnen/ Riddle    SP: Armbrister
Relating to participation and credit in, contributions to, and
benefits and administration of the Texas County and District
Retirement System.

HB 639             Bailey/ et al.             SP: Barrientos
Relating to complaints against certain peace officers, fire
fighters, detention officers, and county jailers.

HB 805             Martinez/ Escobar          SP: Carona
Relating to allowing certain emergency and hospital personnel to
take the thumbprint of certain people who receive emergency
prehospital care.

HB 808             Driver                     SP: Brimer
Relating to exempting an accountant from regulation as a private
investigator.

HB 874             Kuempel                    SP: Wentworth
Relating to designating a portion of State Highway 123 as the
Senator John Traeger Memorial Highway.

HB 941             Geren/ Rose/ Menendez/ et al.
                      SP: Eltife
Relating to restrictions on the use of claims history for certain
water damage.

HB 950             Casteel                    SP: Madla
Relating to fees for filing certain documents with a county clerk.

HB 952             Delisi                     SP: Barrientos
Relating to a pilot program to provide health services to state
employees in state office complexes.

HB 961             Smith, Wayne               SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the location of a sale of real property under a
contract lien.

HB 962             Krusee                     SP: Staples
Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Transportation to
include in the unified transportation program a list of
transportation projects that the department considers to be
eligible for tolling or feasible for tolling.

HB 1045             Goolsby                    SP: Wentworth
Relating to amendments to the Texas Timeshare Act.

HB 1136             Smith, Wayne               SP: Whitmire
Relating to the designation of the portion of Spur 330 inside
Harris County as the Veterans Memorial Highway.

HB 1339             Strama                     SP: Barrientos
Relating to the appointment of a voting proxy by a legislative
policy board member of a metropolitan planning organization.

HB 1350             Denny                      SP: Staples
Relating to the definition of a salvage motor vehicle.

HB 1455             King, Tracy                SP: Madla
Relating to hospital and medical care required to be provided by
the Maverick County Hospital District.

HB 1471             Hegar                      SP: Deuell
Relating to the collection and administration of an occupation tax
owed to a county.

HB 1705             Bonnen                     SP: Armbrister
Relating to the release of hazardous waste in connection with
dredging and placement or storage of dredged materials by a port
authority or navigation district.

HB 1734             Krusee                     SP: Ogden
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy taxes for the
enhancement and upgrading of sports facilities and fields by
certain municipalities.

HB 1735             Krusee                     SP: Wentworth
Relating to souvenir license plates.

HB 1745             Seaman                     SP: Carona
Relating to the disqualification of certain temporary employees for
unemployment compensation benefits.

HB 1814             Casteel                    SP: Barrientos
Relating to employment positions with the Texas Department of
Transportation.

HB 1893             Eiland                     SP: Averitt
Relating to authorizing a consumer credit reporting agency to
provide certain information if the information is needed to avoid a
violation of federal law.

HB 1937             Ritter                     SP: Seliger
Relating to the authority of certain counties to create county
assistance districts for certain purposes.

HB 1938             Ritter/ Menendez/ Anchia/ Branch
                      SP: Brimer
Relating to the award of a grant and reporting requirements under
the Texas Enterprise Fund.

HB 2179             Cook, Byron                SP: Wentworth
Relating to the practice of professional surveying.

HB 2196             Madden                     SP: Whitmire
Relating to the transfer of surplus data processing equipment to
the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 2331             Morrison                   SP: Nelson
Relating to the emergency possession of certain abandoned children;
providing a penalty.

HB 2340             Corte/ Leibowitz           SP: Shapleigh
Relating to grants and loans for certain economic development
projects to assist defense communities affected by the federal
military base realignment and closure process.

HB 2457             Talton                     SP: Whitmire
Relating to the entrance requirements, base pay, and longevity pay
in certain municipalities for a police officer who has previous
experience as a police officer.

HB 2584             Hilderbran                 SP: Fraser
Relating to the Kimble County Hospital District of Kimble County,
Texas.

HB 2659             Krusee                     SP: Lindsay
Relating to bond requirements for privatized maintenance contracts.

HB 2921             Pitts                      SP: Averitt
Relating to the condemnation of certain property for railroad
purposes.

HB 2930             Deshotel                   SP: Van de Putte
Relating to an age limitation on children engaged in the
performance of duties related to a paper route.

HB 3475             Haggerty                   SP: Shapleigh
Relating to the statutory probate courts of El Paso County.

SB 559             Brimer
Relating to the continuation of the Texas Economic Development Act.

SB 1651             Staples
Relating to an office of inspector general at certain state
agencies.

SB 1877             Whitmire
Relating to the creation of Harris County Municipal Utility
District No. 406; providing authority to impose taxes and standby
fees and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REMOVED FROM THE LOCAL AND
 UNCONTESTED BILLS CALENDAR:


HB 341 (LC)        Seaman/ Bohac              SP: Armbrister
Relating to regulation of motor carriers transporting household
goods.

HB 1747 (CS)(LC)    Keffer, Jim/ Frost/ Cook, Byron/ et al.
                      SP: Staples
Relating to the creation of and funding for the Texas
Entrepreneurship Network.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HB 533             Howard/ Leibowitz
Relating to restrictions on the automatic renewal of contracts.
Business & Commerce

HB 2544             Hamric/ Solomons/ Dunnam/ Truitt
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Alcoholic
Beverage Commission.
Government Organization