SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Monday
                               May 23, 2005


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


HCR 93             Cook, Robby/ Bohac/ Crabb  SP: Armbrister
Designating Schulenburg the Official Home of the Painted Churches
of Texas.

HB 137             Paxton/ Woolley/ Van Arsdale/ Hughes/
                      Keffer, Bill/ et al.       SP: Nelson
Relating to "Welcome to Texas" signs.

HB 268             Keel/ Hodge                SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the qualifications and appointment of counsel for
indigent defendants in capital cases.
2 COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS

HB 283             Hope/ Goolsby/ Raymond/ et al.
                      SP: Zaffirini
Relating to admission, assignment, and conduct of certain public
school students.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 495 (CS)(LC)    Miller/ Hupp               SP: Fraser
Relating to the student enrollment required for the operation of
Texas A&M University--Central Texas as an independent general
academic teaching institution.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 535             Madden/ Denny/ et al.      SP: Williams
Relating to the offense of using a sound amplification device near
a polling place.

HB 541 (LC)        Krusee                     SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the types of nonprofit organizations that may conduct
raffles.

HB 628             Giddings/ Gonzalez Toureilles/ et al.
                      SP: Ellis
Relating to debt collection after a consumer has filed a report
with a law enforcement agency.

HB 719             Jones, Jesse/ Anchia/ Herrero/ et al.
                      SP: West, Royce
Relating to publicizing a list of voters' rights.

HB 813             Flynn                      SP: Deuell
Relating to the creation of the Union Valley Ranch Municipal
Utility District of Hunt County; providing authority to impose a
tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

HB 833             Gattis                     SP: Ogden
Relating to hours of sale for certain alcoholic beverages in
certain areas.

HB 839             Riddle/ Keel/ Cook, Byron  SP: Williams
Relating to the disposition of certain obscene material and child
pornography.

HB 873             Dukes                      SP: Lucio
Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain
displays on property in a residential subdivision.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 904             Gattis                     SP: Ogden
Relating to the sentencing of defendants convicted of multiple
counts of intoxication assault, improper photography or visual
recording, or possession or promotion of child pornography.

HB 914 (A)         Woolley/ et al.            SP: Williams
Relating to disclosure of certain business or financial
relationships with certain local government officers; providing
criminal penalties.
2 COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 960             Smith, Wayne               SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate
construction and renovation of structures owned by certain
counties.

HB 984 (A)         Reyna/ Guillen/ McReynolds/ Chavez/ Hochberg/
                      et al.                     SP: Duncan
Relating to the care of elementary and secondary school students
with diabetes.
2 COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS

HB 1038             Isett                      SP: Brimer
Relating to certain reduced fees for a license to carry a concealed
handgun.

HB 1044             Eiland/ Smith, Wayne       SP: Williams
Relating to an optional procedure for the issuance of a permit by a
certain county for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles.

HB 1186             Hartnett                   SP: West, Royce
Relating to testamentary and nontestamentary transfers of property
and other benefits and to jurisdiction of courts over certain
probate matters.

HB 1208 (CS)(LC)    Gattis                     SP: Ogden
Relating to a limitation on the use of eminent domain by certain
conservation and reclamation districts.

HB 1209             Gattis/ et al.             SP: Ogden
Relating to using county election precincts for any election held
on the November uniform election date.

HB 1232 (LC)        Castro                     SP: Van de Putte
Relating to the payment of certain expenses of a public project
financed by certificates of obligation.

HB 1252 (LC)        Guillen/ Escobar/ Leibowitz/ Gonzalez Toureilles
                      SP: Zaffirini
Relating to providing services for persons with chronic kidney
disease under the medical assistance program.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1318             Dawson                     SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the state providing grave markers for certain members
of the state military forces.

HB 1346 (LC)        Gattis                     SP: Ogden
Relating to the creation of the CLL Municipal Utility District No.
1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

HB 1403 (LC)        Deshotel                   SP: Janek
Relating to the board of port commissioners of the Port of Beaumont
Navigation District of Jefferson County.

HB 1409             Coleman/ Hegar             SP: Ellis
Relating to the authority to change the name of component
institutions of The Texas A&M University System.

HB 1428             Isett/ Menendez/ et al.    SP: Seliger
Relating to injury leave and related benefits for certain state
peace officers injured in the course of performance of duty.

HB 1474             Eiland                     SP: Janek
Relating to certain information contained in records about members,
retirees, annuitants, or beneficiaries of the Texas County and
District Retirement System.

HB 1480             Gattis                     SP: Staples
Relating to the issuance of special license plates to benefit
certain programs.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1558             Davis, John                SP: Janek
Relating to an alternative method of satisfying certain licensing
and program participation requirements for assisted living
facilities.

HB 1577             Nixon/ Homer/ Frost/ Farabee
                      SP: Janek
Relating to the provision of health care services by a physician
assistant during a disaster.

HB 1609             Chisum                     SP: Seliger
Relating to the allowed wastes and exemptions applicable to certain
municipal solid waste landfill units in arid areas.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1690 (CS)        Keel/ Hill/ Frost/ Hodge/ Nixon/ et al.
                      SP: West, Royce
Relating to common nuisance.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 1708             Baxter/ Keel               SP: Wentworth
Relating to the applicability of state ethics laws to and
indemnification of directors of regional mobility authorities;
providing penalties.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1763             Cook, Robby/ Hope          SP: Duncan
Relating to the notice, hearing, rulemaking, and permitting
procedures for groundwater conservation districts.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1830 (LC)        Wong                       SP: Ellis
Relating to the notice provided for the establishment of municipal
management districts.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1855 (LC)        Giddings                   SP: Ellis
Relating to the deletion of certain electronic records concerning a
customer who issues a check; providing a civil penalty.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1863             Uresti                     SP: Van de Putte
Relating to the termination of a campaign treasurer appointment.

HB 1997             Keffer, Jim                SP: Estes
Relating to the creation of an appellate judicial system for the
Eleventh Court of Appeals District.

HB 2080             Paxton/ Keffer, Jim/ et al.
                      SP: Fraser
Relating to the ad valorem tax status of a license to occupy a
dwelling unit in a tax-exempt retirement community.

HB 2223 (LC)        Giddings/ Bohac            SP: Ellis
Relating to the making of a notation on and the processing of a
forged check by a financial institution.

HB 2337             Corte/ Escobar/ Gallego    SP: Staples
Relating to the use of information provided by an applicant for a
driver's license or personal identification certificate in an image
verification system.
3 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 2371             King, Tracy                SP: Madla
Relating to the use of acupuncturists as health care providers
under certain health benefit plans.

HB 2382 (LC)        Hegar                      SP: Staples
Relating to training requirements for certain chief appraisers of
appraisal districts.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 2390 (LC)        Harper-Brown               SP: Carona
Relating to the establishment of an employee welfare benefit plan
by certain private educational institutions.

HB 2420             Chavez/ Solis/ Escobar/ Leibowitz
                      SP: Lucio
Relating to the allocation of federal funds directed to be used to
support graduate medical education in connection with the state
Medicaid program.

HB 2423 (CS)        Puente                     SP: Armbrister
Relating to the consideration of historic or existing use in the
regulation of pumping and discrimination by a groundwater
conservation district against landowners whose land is enrolled or
participating in a federal conservation program.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 2510             Bonnen                     SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the regulation of on-site sewage disposal systems and
the maintenance of those systems; imposing administrative and
criminal penalties.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 2569 (LC)        Eiland                     SP: Williams
Relating to the office of district attorney for the 253rd Judicial
District and to the creation of the office of district attorney for
the 344th Judicial District.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 2593 (A)         Baxter                     SP: Janek
Relating to the TexasOnline project, the TexasOnline Authority, and
related powers and fees.
1 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT

HB 2604 (LC)        Guillen                    SP: Van de Putte
Relating to preferences for veterans in state-funded job training
or employment assistance programs and services.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 2619             Hegar                      SP: Zaffirini
Relating to a program by the Office of Rural Community Affairs to
assist rural areas with the establishment of emergency services
districts.

HB 2653 (CS)(LC)    Krusee                     SP: Barrientos
Relating to the use of tax increment financing to pay certain costs
associated with certain transportation or transit projects.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 2678             Smithee                    SP: Seliger
Relating to the use of certain information to underwrite
professional liability insurance for physicians and health care
providers.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 2680 (CS)        Branch                     SP: Nelson
Relating to services provided by health care practitioners to
charities and liability insurance for those practitioners.

HB 3147             Turner/ et al.             SP: Van de Putte
Relating to authorizing the Texas Building and Procurement
Commission to enter into more favorable lease with option to
purchase agreements with regards to certain space currently
occupied under lease with option to purchase agreements.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 3195 (LC)        Smith, Todd                SP: Seliger
Relating to combined municipal sales tax ballot propositions.

HB 3485             Oliveira                   SP: Lucio
Relating to the establishment of criminal law hearing officers in
Cameron County.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 3525             King, Phil                 SP: Estes
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties,
functions, operations, and financing of the Parker County Special
Utility District; providing authority to issue bonds.


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


HB 2145 (CS)(LC)    Hupp/ Seaman/ Grusendorf   SP: Deuell
Relating to prohibiting changes in certain prescription drug orders
without the approval of the prescribing health care practitioner.
4 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 3016             Hill                       SP: Staples
Relating to the determination of the market value of certain drug
supplies for ad valorem property tax purposes.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


HCR 6             Truitt                     SP: Nelson
Designating January 17, 2006, as 112th Cavalry Day on the 60th
anniversary of the group's deactivation.

HCR 131             Gallego                    SP: Madla
Honoring the Friends of Monahans Sandhills State Park for its
efforts to promote and sustain this important geological treasure
throughout the past half-century.

HCR 159             King, Phil                 SP: Staples
Welcoming the World Congress on Information Technology to Austin in
May 2006.

HCR 202             Gallego                    SP: Madla
Congratulating U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza and Mariasun
Aramburuzabala on their marriage.

HCR 211             Jackson, Jim               SP: Shapiro
Congratulating Addison police officer Brad Freis on his selection
to carry the torch for the 2005 Special Olympics World Winter Games
in Japan.


THE SENATE CONCURRED IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING:


SB 48             Nelson                     SP: Hupp
Relating to reporting requirements for convalescent and nursing
homes and related institutions.

SB 261             Williams                   SP: Keffer, Bill
Relating to the creation of a program to educate the public on the
value of health coverage and to increase public awareness of health
coverage options.

SB 316             Lucio                      SP: Solis
Relating to information provided to parents of newborn children.

SB 485             Armbrister                 SP: Bonnen
Relating to the regulation of underground and aboveground storage
tanks.

SB 679             Duncan                     SP: Keel
Relating to the procedure for determining the incompetency of a
defendant to stand trial.

SB 736             Brimer                     SP: Smith, Wayne
Relating to the authority of certain counties to apply a county
fire code to certain buildings.

SB 833             Barrientos                 SP: Dukes
Relating to the required use of tax increment financing to provide
affordable housing in certain reinvestment zones.

SB 863             Van de Putte               SP: Corte
Relating to the administration of promotional examinations to
certain firefighters and police officers who are members of the
armed forces on active duty.

SB 898             Carona                     SP: Hill
Relating to tax liability for property omitted from an appraisal
roll.

SB 912             Shapiro                    SP: Allen, Ray/ et al.
Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.

SB 945             Armbrister                 SP: Morrison
Relating to the filing of a disclosure statement by a vendor or
member of a governing body of a port authority or navigation
district; imposing a penalty.

SB 1214             Barrientos                 SP: Naishtat
Relating to the selection and retention of an insurance broker by
certain counties; imposing an administrative penalty.

SB 1257             Lindsay                    SP: Callegari
Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle by a person who holds
a driver's license or a commercial driver's license.

SB 1330             Nelson                     SP: Coleman
Relating to the immunization of elderly persons by certain health
care facilities.

SB 1465             Whitmire                   SP: Ritter
Relating to the use of certain electronically readable information
on a driver's license or identification certificate to comply with
certain alcohol and tobacco related laws; providing a penalty.

SB 1792             Wentworth                  SP: Rose
Relating to the South Buda Water Control and Improvement District
No. 1.

SB 1800             Jackson, Mike              SP: Eiland
Relating to the creation of the Galveston County Municipal Utility
District No. 60; providing authority to impose taxes and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1801             Jackson, Mike              SP: Eiland
Relating to the creation of the Galveston County Municipal Utility
District No. 61; providing authority to impose taxes and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1802             Jackson, Mike              SP: Eiland
Relating to the creation of the Galveston County Municipal Utility
District No. 62; providing authority to impose taxes and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1803             Jackson, Mike              SP: Eiland
Relating to the creation of the Galveston County Municipal Utility
District No. 63; providing authority to impose taxes and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1804             Jackson, Mike              SP: Eiland
Relating to the creation of the Galveston County Municipal Utility
District No. 64; providing authority to impose taxes and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1805             Jackson, Mike              SP: Taylor
Relating to the creation of the Galveston County Management
District No. 1; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a
tax, and issue bonds.

SB 1808             Jackson, Mike              SP: Eiland
Relating to the creation of the Galveston County Municipal Utility
District No. 54; providing authority to impose taxes and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1810             Shapleigh                  SP: Quintanilla
Relating to the dissolution of the Homestead Municipal Utility
District, the provision of water supply services to the residents
of the district's service area after dissolution, and the rates
charged for water service by the City of El Paso.

SB 1855             Deuell                     SP: Laubenberg
Relating to the creation of the Rockwall County Municipal Utility
Districts Nos. 6, 7, 8, and 9; providing authority to impose a tax
and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1864             Jackson, Mike              SP: Taylor
Relating to the powers of the Galveston County Municipal Utility
District No. 51, including powers related to the construction,
maintenance, operation, and financing of roads or turnpikes.

SB 1865             Jackson, Mike              SP: Eiland
Relating to the creation of the Galveston County Municipal Utility
District No. 53; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1882             Jackson, Mike              SP: Eiland
Relating to the creation of the Galveston County Municipal Utility
District No. 67; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1884             Ellis                      SP: Coleman
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility
District No. 460; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.


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


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 261             Goodman                    SP: Wentworth
Relating to possession of or access to a grandchild and designation
of other relatives as managing conservators.