SENATE FLOOR ACTION Saturday May 21, 2004 THE SENATE SUSPENDED ALL NECESSARY RULES TO CONSIDER AND FINALLY PASS: SJR 12 Janek Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of county treasurer of Fort Bend County. HJR 6 Chisum/ Hartnett/ Hopson/ Howard/ McReynolds/ et al. SP: Staples Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman. HB 585 (CS)(LC) Corte SP: Wentworth Relating to the requirements for the incorporation of a municipality in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain existing municipalities. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 812 (LC) Flynn SP: Deuell Relating to the creation of the Sunrise Municipal Utility District of Hunt County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. HB 1141 (LC) Flynn SP: Deuell Relating to the conversion of the Verandah Fresh Water Supply District of Hunt County to a municipal utility district; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. HB 1271 (LC) Bohac/ et al. SP: Janek Relating to the voter registration of certain persons disqualified from jury service. HB 2079 (LC) Keffer, Jim SP: Estes Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, functions, operations, and financing of the Stephens Regional Special Utility District. HB 2174 (LC) Phillips SP: Estes Relating to the terms of court of the 15th, 59th, and 336th District Courts. HB 2266 (CS) Baxter/ Callegari SP: Deuell Relating to the authority of municipalities to enact a requirement that establishes the sales price for certain housing units or residential lots. 2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 2451 Moreno, Joe E./ et al. SP: Gallegos Relating to the sale, service, and delivery of alcoholic beverages; providing penalties. HB 2587 (CS)(LC) Hilderbran SP: Duncan Relating to the Schleicher County Hospital District. 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. 37 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 2760 (CS)(LC) Taylor SP: Averitt Relating to regulation of rates for personal automobile and fire and allied lines insurance policies issued by a county mutual insurance company. HB 3486 (LC) Hardcastle SP: Estes Relating to the Nocona Hospital District. HB 3517 (LC) Coleman SP: Ellis Relating to the creation of the Harris County Improvement District No. 7; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds. HB 3547 (CS)(LC) Brown, Betty SP: Deuell Relating to the creation of an additional county court at law in Kaufman County. THE SENATE SUSPENDED THE REGULAR ORDER, READ THIRD TIME, AND PASSED: 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 RECONSIDERED FINAL PASSAGE, AMENDED, AND AGAIN PASSED: 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 THE SENATE CONCURRED IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING: SB 1354 Estes SP: Keffer, Jim Relating to the protection of water quality in watersheds threatened by quarry activities; establishing a pilot program in a certain portion of the Brazos River watershed; providing penalties. THE SENATE REFUSED TO CONCUR IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND REQUESTED THE APPOINTMENT OF A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON THE FOLLOWING: SB 334 Duncan/ et al. SP: Keffer, Bill Relating to the remedy provided for failure to disclose certain information in certain residential construction transactions. SB 368 Duncan/ et al. SP: Hartnett/ et al. Relating to the compensation of state judges and to the computation of retirement benefits for state judges and for members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. THE SENATE GRANTED THE REQUEST FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON THE FOLLOWING: HB 7 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.