SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Tuesday
                               May 24, 2005


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


HJR 80             Krusee                     SP: Ogden
Proposing a constitutional amendment clarifying that certain
economic development programs do not constitute a debt.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 164 (CS)(LC)    Berman/ Flynn/ Phillips/ Madden/ Driver/ et al.
                      SP: Estes
Relating to the civil and criminal consequences of engaging in
conduct related to the manufacture of methamphetamine and to the
distribution and retail sales of certain chemical substances.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 209             Goodman                    SP: Averitt
Relating to challenging an acknowledgment of paternity executed by
a minor.

HB 240             Goolsby                    SP: Lucio
Relating to the right of an adopted person to have access to the
person's original birth certificate.

HB 345             Solomons                   SP: Seliger
Relating to the disclosure of certain information provided on a
voter registration application.

HB 412             Turner/ et al.             SP: Van de Putte
Relating to the use of credit scoring and credit history by certain
telecommunications and electric service providers.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 551             Phillips                   SP: Estes
Relating to a project of a development corporation in connection
with a primary job.

HB 646             Otto                       SP: Seliger
Relating to the provision of certain reports and records requested
by the attorney general.

HB 664             Isett                      SP: Duncan
Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business
in awarding certain municipal and school district contracts.

HB 789             King, Phil/ Edwards        SP: Fraser
Relating to furthering competition in the telecommunications
industry.
5 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 823 (CS)        Keel/ Pena/ Gonzalez Toureilles/ Eissler/ Hupp/
                      et al.                     SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the applicability of the offense of unlawful carrying
of weapons to certain persons and to the consequence of certain
presumptions in the prosecution of a criminal offense.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 843             Truitt/ Riddle             SP: Nelson
Relating to relating to the authority of certain counties to
regulate certain communication facility structures in certain
circumstances; providing a penalty.

HB 867             Allen, Ray                 SP: Shapiro
Relating to the registration and supervision of sex offenders;
providing penalties.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 916             Woolley/ et al.            SP: Nelson
Relating to creating the Texas Health Care Policy Council.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 988             Chisum                     SP: Lucio
Relating to the county in which a seller of a motor vehicle may
file an application for registration and certificate of title.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1006 (CS)        Isett/ Bohac/ Eissler/ Gattis/ Crabb/ et al.
                      SP: Janek
Relating to the adoption of ad valorem tax rates by taxing units
and to related tax bills.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1053             Hope                       SP: Staples
Relating to the location of certain municipal solid waste
landfills.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 1068             Driver                     SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the collection and analysis of evidence and testimony
based on forensic analysis, crime laboratory accreditation, DNA
testing, and the creation and maintenance of DNA records; providing
a penalty.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1107             Chavez/ Pickett            SP: Shapleigh
Relating to procedures for obtaining relief from local matching
funds requirements for highway projects.

HB 1116             Solomons/ Hamric/ Truitt/ Dunnam
                      SP: Nelson
Relating to the governmental entities subject to the sunset review
process.
4 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 1137             Smith, Wayne               SP: Seliger
Relating to the authority of the Department of Public Safety to
enter into agreements with foreign countries for issuance of
driver's licenses.

HB 1172             Brown, Fred                SP: Zaffirini
Relating to policies and measures to promote timely graduation of
students from public institutions of higher education.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 1379             Jones, Jesse               SP: Deuell
Relating to the admissibility in a civil action of certain
information relating to identify theft.
1 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1481             Gattis                     SP: Wentworth
Relating to the offense of disobeying certain motor vehicle traffic
warning devices.

HB 1485             Thompson/ McCall/ Hamric   SP: Ellis
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for screening tests for
human papillomavirus and cervical cancer.

HB 1516             Isett/ Swinford            SP: Duncan
Relating to the Department of Information Resources' management of
state electronic services.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1601             Madden                     SP: Averitt
Relating to the use of interpreter services in a criminal case.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1611             Chisum/ Turner/ Allen, Ray/ Hochberg/ Edwards/
                      et al.                     SP: Armbrister/ et al.
Relating to the use of money for the low-income vehicle repair
assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement program;
making an appropriation.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1634             Allen, Ray/ Hopson/ Otto/ Blake
                      SP: Gallegos
Relating to arson and arson investigation; creating offenses.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1701             Keel/ Hodge                SP: Williams
Relating to the defense of indigent persons accused of a criminal
offense.

HB 1765             Morrison/ Ritter/ Kolkhorst/ Deshotel/ McCall/
                      et al.                     SP: Shapiro
Relating to the creation of programs and funding for emerging
technology industries.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 1772             Miller                     SP: Fraser
Relating to permitting a general-law municipality to annex land in
certain circumstances.
1 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
4 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 1791             Naishtat/ et al.           SP: Barrientos
Relating to application of the hazing statutes to private
institutions of higher education; providing penalties.

HB 1823             Dutton/ Farrar/ Smith, Wayne/ Leibowitz
                      SP: Lucio
Relating to the rights of a purchaser under an executory contract
for conveyance of real property.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 1892             Eiland                     SP: Barrientos
Relating to excluding certain challenge courses from regulation as
amusement rides.

HB 2110             Berman/ Driver/ Hupp/ Keel/ King, Phil/ et al.
                      SP: Eltife
Relating to the applicability of certain weapon laws to certain
judges and prosecutors.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 2129             Bonnen                     SP: Armbrister
Relating to energy-saving measures that reduce the emission of air
contaminants.
4 COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS
8 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 2193             Madden/ Turner/ Allen, Ray/ McReynolds/ Haggerty
                      SP: Whitmire
Relating to the operation of a system of community supervision.

HB 2217             McCall                     SP: Staples
Relating to the management of public school land and the permanent
school fund.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 2218             McCall                     SP: Brimer
Relating to the regulation of money services businesses; providing
a penalty.

HB 2335 (CS)        Corte                      SP: Shapleigh
Relating to certain duties of state agencies with regard to members
of the United States armed forces and their dependents and the
communities in which they reside.
4 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 2376 (LC)        Elkins                     SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the environmental regulation and remediation of dry
cleaning facilities; imposing a penalty.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 2421             Chavez/ Villarreal/ Castro/ Leibowitz/ et al.
                      SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the use of an employer assessment to fund the skills
development program and authorizing the Texas Workforce Commission
to develop new job incentive programs.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 2491 (A)         Puente/ Paxton/ Goodman    SP: Armbrister
Relating to the administration and collection of ad valorem taxes,
including the transfer of an ad valorem tax lien and a contract for
foreclosure of an ad valorem tax lien; amending, correcting, and
clarifying the Tax Code, Property Code, and Civil Practice and
Remedies Code.
5 COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS
5 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 2579             Rodriguez/ Hupp/ Davis, John
                      SP: Zaffirini
Relating to procedures to ensure the involvement of parents or
guardians of children placed in certain institutions.

HB 2701             Crownover                  SP: Janek
Relating to higher education authorities.

HB 2753             Pitts                      SP: Ogden
Relating to the powers, duties, and functions of the Legislative
Budget Board.

HB 2806             Morrison                   SP: West, Royce
Relating to the regulation of career schools and colleges.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 2808 (CS)(LC)    Morrison                   SP: West, Royce
Relating to the P-16 Council and to the functioning of certain
educational programs.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 2868             Frost/ Rose/ Martinez Fischer/ Van Arsdale/ et al.
                      SP: Hinojosa
Relating to civil liability for provision of alcohol to a minor.

HB 2932             Delisi/ Rodriguez/ Isett   SP: Zaffirini
Relating to requiring state agency purchasing personnel to disclose
certain family relationships with business entities receiving
certain state agency contracts.

HB 2955 (CS)(LC)    Hamric                     SP: Lindsay
Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 2958             Hamric                     SP: Lindsay
Relating to the creation of freight rail districts; granting
authority to issue bonds or other similar obligations to create
public debt; granting the power of eminent domain.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 3093 (LC)        Pena                       SP: West, Royce
Relating to ex parte petitions for the expunction of criminal
records and files.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 3098             Laubenberg                 SP: Deuell
Relating to the composition of the Rockwall County Juvenile Board.

HB 3111             Corte                      SP: Janek
Relating to authorizing the presiding officer of a political
subdivision to order an evacuation in certain emergency
circumstances.

HB 3434             Hartnett                   SP: Wentworth
Relating to testamentary and nontestamentary transfers of property
and other benefits and the administration of those benefits.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 3526             Hochberg                   SP: Ellis
Relating to the creation of the Greater Sharpstown Management
District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue a bond or
similar obligation.

HB 3527             Haggerty                   SP: Shapleigh
Relating to the ability of certain water supply or sewer service
corporations to dissolve and transfer assets to a municipality.

HB 3534             Denny                      SP: Nelson
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.

HB 3539             Hupp                       SP: Fraser
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the
Saratoga Underground Water Conservation District.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

HB 3540             Pitts                      SP: Ogden
Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities;
providing penalties.
7 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 3546             Otto                       SP: Williams
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.

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

HB 3574             Giddings                   SP: Deuell
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.

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


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


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


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


HB 1579 (CS)(LC)    Kolkhorst/ Eiland/ Griggs/ Smith, Todd/ Berman/
                      et al.                     SP: Duncan
Relating to certain retired school employees and the powers and
duties of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
3 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

HB 2233 (CS)        Keffer, Jim                SP: Duncan
Relating to state and certain local fiscal matters; providing a
penalty.
18 FLOOR AMENDMENTS


THE SENATE REFUSED TO SUSPEND THE REGULAR ORDER TO CONSIDER:


HB 1096 (A)(LC)     Edwards                    SP: Ellis
Relating to the regulation of dogs in certain municipalities;
creating an offense.


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 985             Williams
In memory of Thomas Edgar Jackson of Beaumont.

SR 1005             Zaffirini
Recognizing Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria as a new corporate citizen of
Texas and honoring Senor Goirigolzarri, Senor Aznar and Senor
Meyer-Dohner.

HCR 195             Pena                       SP: Hinojosa
Honoring the life of Jeramie Espinoza.


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


SB 178             Brimer
Relating to regulation of sharing of certain profits and fees by
premium finance companies and certain related persons or entities.

SB 1296             Deuell
Relating to development regulations for certain unincorporated
areas associated with the watersheds of Cedar Creek Lake, the
Trinity River, and the East Fork of the Trinity River; providing a
penalty.

SB 1544             West, Royce
Relating to the purchasing and contracting practices of public
junior college districts; providing criminal penalties.

HB 68             McClendon                  SP: Williams
Relating to public nuisance actions involving criminal street
gangs.

HB 126             Berman                     SP: Eltife
Relating to the penalty for tampering with a governmental record
establishing residency for enrollment in a public school.

HB 129             Berman/ Orr/ Cook, Robby/ Blake/ McReynolds/ et al.
                      SP: Eltife/ et al.
Relating to the authority to require a convicted person to perform
manual labor for a nonprofit organization or a cemetery maintained
by the county.

HB 160             McCall/ Branch/ Eiland/ Hughes/ et al.
                      SP: Wentworth
Relating to motor vehicles equipped with recording devices.

HB 248             Goodman                    SP: Harris
Relating to the amendment of certain qualified domestic relations
orders.

HB 252             Goodman                    SP: Harris
Relating to the use of parenting plans and parenting coordinators
in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 258             Pena                       SP: Hinojosa
Relating to authorizing a sports recreation and wellness facility
fee at The University of Texas--Pan American.

HB 265             Smith, Wayne               SP: Eltife
Relating to the time for processing a municipal building permit.

HB 291             Goolsby                    SP: Carona
Relating to victim notification regarding the release of certain
defendants following acquittal by reason of insanity.

HB 308             Hope                       SP: Staples
Relating to discipline in public schools and the assignment of
certain public school students involved in a sexual assault.

HB 352             Goodman                    SP: Brimer
Relating to the collection of municipal hotel occupancy taxes.

HB 410             Goodman                    SP: Harris
Relating to the property interests of spouses in connection with
certain separate and community property.

HB 422             Casteel                    SP: Wentworth
Relating to park and recreation districts.

HB 549             Phillips/ Guillen          SP: Seliger
Relating to prohibiting the introduction of certain items in
correctional facilities.

HB 598             Blake/ McReynolds          SP: Staples
Relating to a recreational sports fee at Stephen F. Austin State
University.

HB 629             Solomons/ et al.           SP: Brimer
Relating to notice required for a mechanic's, contractor's, or
materialman's lien in certain circumstances.

HB 657             Bonnen/ et al.             SP: Averitt
Relating to terminating the parent-child relationship of a parent
convicted of certain crimes.

HB 754             Gattis/ Rose               SP: Fraser
Relating to transportation of loose materials.

HB 788             Hardcastle                 SP: Duncan
Relating to the jurisdiction of the district court and the transfer
of cases from the county courts in the 50th Judicial District to
the district court.

HB 798             Uresti                     SP: Van de Putte
Relating to release of a child taken into protective custody by a
law enforcement or juvenile probation officer.

HB 840             Riddle/ Keel/ Cook, Byron/ Anchia
                      SP: Williams
Relating to the forfeiture of contraband used to facilitate or
intended to be used to facilitate the commission of certain
criminal offenses.

HB 841             Kolkhorst                  SP: Wentworth
Relating to the rates charged by a municipally owned utility to
certain recreational vehicle parks for potable water or wastewater
service.

HB 856             Callegari                  SP: Lindsay
Relating to the general powers, authority, and directors of the
West Harris County Regional Water Authority.

HB 956             Dunnam                     SP: Ogden
Relating to the composition of the juvenile board of Leon County.

HB 989             Chisum                     SP: Seliger
Relating to recovery of certain transmission investments of
electric utilities.

HB 993             Gonzales/ Guillen/ Martinez/ Pena
                      SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the installment payment of tuition and fees charged by
a public junior college, public technical institute, or public
state college for a summer term.

HB 1059             Naishtat                   SP: Wentworth
Relating to the enforcement of certain protective orders.

HB 1179             Dutton                     SP: Harris
Relating to the authority of an associate judge in certain family
law cases.

HB 1213             Harper-Brown               SP: Deuell
Relating to fitness incentive pay for certain fire fighters and
police officers.

HB 1224             Puente                     SP: Duncan
Relating to a study of the effects of take-or-pay contracts on
water conservation.

HB 1235             Paxton                     SP: Harris
Relating to the notice required for a sale of real property under a
contract lien.

HB 1267             Cook, Robby                SP: Armbrister
Relating to changing the name of the Texas Industrial Fire Training
Board to the Texas Industrial Emergency Services Board.

HB 1283             Truitt/ Solomons/ Hamric   SP: Carona
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board
of Examiners of Professional Counselors; providing an
administrative penalty.

HB 1394             Zedler                     SP: Brimer
Relating to the appointment of magistrates to serve the municipal
court of record in Kennedale.

HB 1458             Bailey                     SP: Gallegos
Relating to the creation of the Airline Improvement District;
providing authority to impose a tax and issue a bond or similar
obligation.

HB 1567             Ritter/ Deshotel/ Hamilton/ Otto/ Crabb/ et al.
                      SP: Williams
Relating to the transition to competition of certain electric
utilities outside of ERCOT.

HB 1586             West, George "Buddy"       SP: Seliger
Relating to the transaction of business by the Court of Appeals for
the Eleventh Court of Appeals District.

HB 1588             Driver                     SP: Williams
Relating to the qualifications and removal of and continuing
education requirements for a constable.

HB 1606             Thompson                   SP: Ellis
Relating to the level of municipal participation in contracts with
developers for public improvements.

HB 1622             Pitts                      SP: Averitt
Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Hill County.

HB 1642             Hartnett/ Alonzo           SP: Harris
Relating to the appointment of interpreters for judicial
proceedings.

HB 1645             Hughes/ Brown, Betty/ Merritt/ Flynn/ Reyna/ et al.
                      SP: Eltife/ et al.
Relating to the designation of United States Highway 80 in this
state as the World War II Veterans Memorial Highway.

HB 1685             Dukes/ Naishtat/ et al.    SP: Ellis
Relating to the establishment of an interagency coordinating
council for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

HB 1697             McCall/ et al.             SP: West, Royce
Relating to the use of gifts to fund technology workforce
development grants and to the evaluation of the technology
workforce development grant program.

HB 1813             Pickett                    SP: Madla
Relating to historical reenactments on premises permitted or
licensed under the Alcoholic Beverage Code.

HB 2017             Swinford                   SP: Harris
Relating to a nonsubstantive revision of statutes relating to the
Texas Department of Insurance, the business of insurance, and
certain related businesses, including conforming amendments,
repeals, and penalties.

HB 2018             Swinford                   SP: West, Royce
Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted
codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various
laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications
enacted by the 78th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.

HB 2019             Swinford                   SP: Harris
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws
concerning special districts, including conforming amendments.

HB 2108             Berman                     SP: Eltife
Relating to a student union fee at The University of Texas at
Tyler.

HB 2172             West, George "Buddy"       SP: Seliger
Relating to eligibility for a license or registration for an
exemption to engage in liquefied petroleum gas-related activities
and to disciplinary action against licensees and registrants.

HB 2200             Thompson                   SP: Carona
Relating to the appointment of certified court interpreters.

HB 2243             Jackson, Jim               SP: Carona
Relating to the regulation of locksmiths and locksmith companies
under the Private Security Act.

HB 2272             Farabee                    SP: Estes
Relating to a student recreational and health facilities fee at
Midwestern State University.

HB 2275             Cook, Byron                SP: Ellis
Relating to the forfeiture of certain contraband used in the
commission of certain felony intoxication offenses.

HB 2466             Swinford                   SP: Ellis
Relating to recycling market development.

HB 2518             Coleman/ et al.            SP: Duncan
Relating to a mental health court program.

HB 2746             Deshotel/ Naishtat         SP: Janek
Relating to the examination requirements for mold assessors and
remediators.

HB 2885             Giddings                   SP: Carona
Relating to an arrest warrant or complaint for the issuance of a
bad check.

HB 2900             Hilderbran                 SP: Van de Putte
Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for burial in the
state cemetery.

HB 3010             Grusendorf                 SP: Harris
Relating to the transfer of a failure to attend school proceeding
to juvenile court.

HB 3113             Corte                      SP: Seliger
Relating to performance incentive awards for certain employees of
state agencies who provide services to veterans.

HB 3163             Noriega, Melissa           SP: Shapleigh
Relating to the membership of the Texas Military Preparedness
Commission.

HB 3199             Hope                       SP: Staples
Relating to the terms of court of the 410th District Court.

HB 3263             Hegar/ Howard/ Olivo       SP: Janek
Relating to the powers and duties of the district attorney and
county attorney in Fort Bend County.

HB 3481             Hope                       SP: Staples
Relating to the appointment of magistrates in the district courts
and statutory county courts in Montgomery County.