SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Friday
                               May 20, 2005


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


SB 774 (CS)        Van de Putte
Relating to tuition and fee exemption and course credit in
connection with military service or military training.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1511 (CS)        Averitt
Relating to liability for damages caused by a leak from or a
malfunction or the improper operation or modification of a
liquefied petroleum gas system or related equipment.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1512 (CS)(LC)    Averitt
Relating to the use and management of surface water resources.
3 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HJR 87             Farabee                    SP: Lindsay
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the membership of
the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

HB 26             Delisi                     SP: Zaffirini
Relating to an electronic database of major state contracts and
related documents.

HB 57             Denny/ Branch              SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the dates on which elections may be held and certain
procedures involving the uniform election held in May.
1 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT

HB 93             Riddle                     SP: Janek
Relating to showing the manner of death on the death certificate of
an inmate of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice who is
lawfully executed.
1 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT

HB 167             Smith, Wayne               SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the creation and authority of municipal development
districts.

HB 182             Mowery/ Wong/ Truitt/ et al.
                      SP: Janek
Relating to the appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations
through binding arbitration.

HB 380             West, George "Buddy"       SP: Armbrister
Relating to oil and gas well plugging insurance policies.

HB 479             Keel                       SP: Barrientos
Relating to the concurrent jurisdiction of campus peace officers
commissioned by The University of Texas at Austin and law
enforcement agencies of the state and political subdivisions of the
state.

HB 492             Woolley/ Chavez/ Menendez/ Hegar/ Veasey/ et al.
                      SP: Shapleigh
Relating to personal finance education as a requirement for
graduation from public high school.

HB 550             Phillips                   SP: Seliger
Relating to the preparation of and procedures related to a
presentence report in a felony case.

HB 705             Castro                     SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the disposition of seized weapons.

HB 877             Talton                     SP: Madla
Relating to certain complaints and information with respect to
certain child-care facilities and family homes and to procedures
for certain disciplinary actions against certain child-care
facilities; providing a criminal penalty.

HB 905             Delisi                     SP: Williams
Relating to the powers and duties of the state auditor in
connection with state contracts.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1036             Rose/ Keel/ Strama         SP: Barrientos
Relating to conflicts of interest of policy board members of
metropolitan planning organizations; providing a criminal penalty.

HB 1048             Chisum                     SP: Seliger
Relating to the forfeiture of contraband used or intended to be
used in the commission of certain criminal offenses.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1095             Menendez                   SP: Deuell
Relating to the offense of harassment by persons in certain
correctional facilities and to creating the offense of harassment
of public servant.

HB 1165             Harper-Brown               SP: Deuell
Relating to the employment of county traffic officers by certain
counties.

HB 1170             Miller/ Delisi/ Hupp/ Pickett/ Hunter/ et al.
                      SP: Shapleigh
Relating to readmission to a public institution of higher education
of students who withdraw to perform active military service.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1262 (LC)        Farabee                    SP: Seliger
Relating to the collection and dissemination by the Department of
Public Safety of information relating to certain threats against
detention officers.

HB 1331             Chavez                     SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the authority of a junior college district to contract
for the provision of certain services and resources under the
Interagency Cooperation Act.

HB 1358             Flores                     SP: Armbrister
Relating to the jurisdiction of the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality over certain water supply or sewer service
corporations.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1382 (LC)        Jones, Jesse               SP: Ellis
Relating to notice of cancellation of a voter's registration.

HB 1587             West, George "Buddy"       SP: Seliger
Relating to liability and validation issues of the Downtown Midland
Management District.

HB 1599 (CS)(LC)    Callegari                  SP: Lindsay
Relating to certain conservation and reclamation districts' use of
money received under a contract with a municipality.

HB 1630 (CS)(LC)    McReynolds                 SP: West, Royce
Relating to an excused absence from a public institution of higher
education for a person called to active military service.

HB 1644 (LC)        Callegari                  SP: Lindsay
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.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

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.

HB 1835 (CS)(LC)    Talton                     SP: Armbrister
Relating to the apportionment of municipal infrastructure costs in
regard to certain property development projects.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1901             Smith, Wayne               SP: Williams
Relating to the maximum reservation for certain individual projects
of a portion of the state ceiling for private activity bonds.

HB 2025 (LC)        Hilderbran/ Casteel/ Branch
                      SP: Fraser
Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction over the National Museum
of the Pacific War and other historical sites from the Parks and
Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission.

HB 2037 (LC)        Allen, Ray/ Cook, Byron    SP: Seliger
Relating to the seizure and disposition of property for the offense
of hunting or fishing without landowner consent.

HB 2039 (CS)        Nixon/ Van Arsdale         SP: Wentworth
Relating to the adjudication of claims arising under written
contracts with local governmental entities.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 2048 (CS)(LC)    Uresti                     SP: Ellis
Relating to certain online services and transactions involving
state agencies.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 2322 (LC)        Anchia/ et al.             SP: Ellis
Relating to the electronic administration of state funds used for
voter registration.

HB 2336 (LC)        Corte                      SP: Van de Putte
Relating to reimbursement of certain expenses for members of the
Texas Military Facilities Commission.

HB 2374 (LC)        McClendon                  SP: Madla
Relating to the retirement system for firefighters and police
officers in certain municipalities.

HB 2410 (LC)        Bonnen                     SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the membership and terms of the board of directors of
the Texas Environmental Education Partnership Fund.

HB 2438             Haggerty/ Quintanilla      SP: Armbrister
Relating to the acquisition and regulation of manufactured homes.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 2465 (LC)        Denny                      SP: Fraser
Relating to a public hearing conducted by the secretary of state in
regard to the question of approval of a voting system or voting
system equipment for use in elections.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 2481 (CS)        Bonnen/ Hamric/ Branch     SP: Harris
Relating to air contaminant emissions reductions, including the
continuation and provisions of the Texas emissions reduction plan
and the use of money currently dedicated to the Texas emissions
reduction plan fund.
4 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 2614 (CS)(LC)    Eiland                     SP: Lucio
Relating to the applicability of certain insurance laws to Lloyd's
plans and reciprocal and interinsurance exchanges.

HB 2685 (LC)        Gallego                    SP: Madla
Relating to the acceptance of gratuities by certain employees of
the Parks and Wildlife Department.

HB 2902 (CS)(LC)    Hilderbran                 SP: Fraser
Relating to the maintenance and preservation of historic
courthouses and records.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 3265             Straus/ Pena               SP: Wentworth
Relating to the declaration of a mistrial in the punishment phase
of a criminal proceeding.


THE SENATE SUSPENDED THE REGULAR ORDER, AMENDED, AND POSTPONED:


HB 2702 (CS)        Krusee                     SP: Staples
Relating to the construction, acquisition, financing, maintenance,
management, operation, ownership, and control of transportation
facilities and the progress, improvement, policing, and safety of
transportation in this state; providing a penalty.
36 FLOOR AMENDMENTS


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


SB 1404 (CS)        Wentworth/ Armbrister/ Carona/ Ellis/ Whitmire
Relating to the reapportionment of congressional districts and the
creation, function, and duties of the Texas Congressional
Redistricting Commission.


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 951             Carona
Commending Captain Van Taylor for his exemplary commitment to his family,
his community, and his nation.

SR 952             Jackson, Mike
Congratulating the winners of the 2005 Flooring America Dads Becoming
Heroes Essay Contest and commending the Faithful Fathering Initiative in
Texas.

SCR 40             Madla
Commending the citizens of Terrell County for their many contributions to
Texas and the nation and extending best wishes for a joyous Centennial
Celebration.

HCR 174             Paxton                     SP: Shapiro
Honoring Olympic gold medalist Carly Patterson.

HCR 175             Homer                      SP: Eltife
In memory of Dave L. Rodgers of Paris.

HCR 176             Homer                      SP: Eltife
In memory of Dr. Raymond Armstrong of Paris.

HCR 177             Homer                      SP: Eltife
In memory of Dr. John Larry Walker of Paris.

HCR 178             Homer                      SP: Eltife
In memory of Mary Lou Williams of Paris.

HCR 179             Homer                      SP: Eltife
In memory of Patsy Brulte Kemp of Paris.

HCR 180             Homer                      SP: Eltife
In memory of Frances Ellis of Paris.

HCR 181             Homer                      SP: Eltife
In memory of Juanita Stamper of Paris.

HCR 182             Homer                      SP: Eltife
In memory of Wynona Harper Harrison of Paris.

HCR 183             Homer                      SP: Eltife
In memory of William Merritt Noel of Paris.

HCR 184             Homer                      SP: Eltife
In memory of Richard J. Rast of Howland.

HCR 197             Homer                      SP: Eltife
Congratulating Bobby Dejoux of Direct on winning first place at the
2003 SkillsUSA state competition.

HCR 198             Homer                      SP: Eltife
Congratulating Cory Morris of Powderly on winning first place at
the 2005 SkillsUSA state competition.

HCR 199             Homer                      SP: Eltife
Congratulating Jonathan Daniels of Paris on his success at the 2004
National SkillsUSA competition.

HCR 200             Homer                      SP: Eltife
Honoring Bo Bolton on his retirement from North Lamar High School
in Paris.

HCR 206             Thompson                   SP: Ellis
Congratulating the Houston Lawyers Association on their 50th Anniversary.


THE SENATE CONCURRED IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING:


SB 310             Deuell/ et al.             SP: Bohac
Relating to certain diseases or illnesses suffered by firefighters
and emergency medical technicians.

SB 396             Seliger                    SP: Allen, Ray
Relating to the interagency exchange of information regarding
certain offenders with special needs.


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


HB 747             McReynolds                 SP: Staples
Relating to the designation of the El Camino East/West Corridor.

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.

HB 1820             Otto                       SP: Eltife
Relating to the requirements for reporting certain information to
the attorney general or the legislature.


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


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HB 925             Chavez                     SP: Lucio
Relating to creating an interagency work group on border issues.
International Relations & Trade

HB 2445             Leibowitz
Relating to service by water and sewer utilities.
Natural Resources

HB 2815             Campbell
Relating to the Concho River Watermaster Program.
Natural Resources

HB 3482             Hegar/ Callegari/ Olivo/ Howard
Relating to the creation of the North Fort Bend Water Authority;
providing authority to issue bonds; granting the power of eminent
domain; providing an administrative penalty.
Natural Resources

HB 3488             Hegar
Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility
District No. 167; providing authority to impose taxes and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3498             Brown, Betty
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties,
functions, operations, and financing of the Rose Hill Special
Utility District.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3502             Turner
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility
District No. 406; providing authority to impose taxes and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3530             Geren
Relating to the creation of the City of Fort Worth Municipal
Utility District No. 2 of Tarrant County; providing authority to
impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3531             Jackson, Jim               SP: Harris
Relating to the Dallas County district and county courts
administration and court services.
Jurisprudence

HB 3534             Denny
Relating to the creation of the Denton County Municipal Utility
District No. 6; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3535             Denny
Relating to the creation of the City of Fort Worth Municipal
Utility District No. 1 of Denton County; providing authority to
impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3539             Hupp
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the
Saratoga Underground Water Conservation District.
Natural Resources

HB 3546             Otto
Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal
Utility Districts Nos. 5, 6, and 7; providing authority to impose a
tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3548             Gattis
Relating to the creation of the Williamson County Municipal Utility
District No. 16; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3549             Gattis
Relating to the creation of the Williamson County Municipal Utility
District No. 21; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3554             Howard
Relating to the creation of the Imperial Redevelopment District;
providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3556             Brown, Betty
Relating to the creation of Las Lomas Municipal Utility District
No. 4 of Kaufman County; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3557             Talton                     SP: Harris
Relating to statutory probate court associate judges in certain
courts in Harris County.
Jurisprudence

HB 3566             Flores
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties,
functions, operations, and financing of the La Joya Special Utility
District; providing authority to issue bonds.
Natural Resources

HB 3568             Seaman
Relating to the creation of the San Patricio County Groundwater
Conservation District; providing authority to impose a tax.
Natural Resources

HB 3569             Guillen
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties,
operation, and financing of the Zapata County Municipal Utility
District No. 2.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3574             Giddings
Relating to the creation of the Dallas County Municipal Utility
District No. 3; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3576             Mowery
Relating to the powers, duties, administration, governance, and
functions of the Benbrook Water and Sewer Authority.
Natural Resources

HB 3578             Hegar
Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility
District No. 178; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3579             Hegar
Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility
District No. 182; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3580             Hegar
Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility
District No. 181; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3582             Brown, Betty
Relating to the Kingsborough Municipal Utility District Nos. 1, 2,
3, 4, and 5 of Kaufman County.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3583             Van Arsdale
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility
District No. 464; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3584             Van Arsdale
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility
District No. 465; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3589             Brown, Fred
Relating to the creation of the Research Valley Innovation
District.
Intergovernmental Relations

HJR 54             McClendon/ Krusee/ et al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas rail
relocation and improvement fund and authorizing grants of money and
issuance of obligations for financing the relocation, construction,
reconstruction, acquisition, improvement, rehabilitation, and
expansion of certain rail facilities.
Transportation & Homeland Security

SR 970             Hinojosa/ Barrientos/ Ellis/ Gallegos/ Lucio/
                      et al.
Urging Governor Rick Perry to oppose the plans of the Minuteman Project
to begin patrolling the Texas-Mexico border.
Intergovernmental Relations