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.