SENATE FLOOR ACTION Thursday May 26, 2005 THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS: SR 987 Van de Putte Congratulating Brigadier General Charles G. Rodriguez on his appointment as adjutant general of Texas. SR 995 Ellis/ Armbrister Commending Dr. Margaret Penn Sherrod for her exceptional achievements and congratulating her on her outstanding work as director of the Black Foxes. SR 996 Ellis/ Armbrister Commending George Edwards for his exceptional achievements and his outstanding success as director of the Prairie View A&M University Marching Storm Band. SR 1027 Averitt Commending Robert B. Sloan, Jr., for his outstanding achievements as president of Baylor University. SR 1028 Averitt Commending Dana Vollmer for her outstanding achievements in the Olympic Games. HCR 154 Pitts SP: Averitt Designating the Lake Whitney area as the Getaway Capital of Texas. HCR 166 Chisum SP: Staples Memorializing congress to increase funding to the fully authorized level and include advance funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and to pursue a more equitable funding allocation formula for the program. HCR 172 Escobar/ Anchia/ Guillen/ Pena SP: Zaffirini Designating Jim Hogg County as the official Vaquero Capital of Texas. HCR 193 Davis, John/ et al. SP: Staples Supporting Texas' application for a Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HCR 215 Dawson SP: Ellis Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 1544. THE SENATE CONCURRED IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING: SB 150 Wentworth SP: Puente Relating to authorizing measures to support efforts to attract major motor sports racing events to this state. SB 293 Zaffirini/ Hinojosa/ Lucio/ Shapleigh SP: Guillen/ et al. Relating to meetings between representatives of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas and Mexican states on transportation and truck inspection issues. SB 419 Nelson SP: Solomons Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners, and Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners and the regulation of health care professions regulated by those state agencies; providing administrative penalties. SB 427 Van de Putte SP: Vo/ et al. Relating to providing notification to a county voter registrar of the change in boundaries of a political subdivision and to notice regarding the location of a polling place. SB 495 Williams SP: Turner Relating to the fee paid to the attorney general for examining the record of proceedings authorizing the issuance of a public security or related credit agreement. SB 569 Zaffirini/ Hinojosa/ Lucio/ Shapleigh SP: Guillen/ et al. Relating to meetings between representatives of the Texas Department of Transportation and Mexican states on transportation and truck inspection issues. SB 624 Hinojosa SP: Talton Relating to the regulation of bail bond sureties. SB 810 Averitt SP: Flores/ et al. Relating to the regulation of the sale and inspection of real estate. SB 907 Whitmire SP: Woolley Relating to authority of a peace officer to make an arrest outside of the officer's jurisdiction or to seize property while making the arrest. SB 1137 Madla/ Deuell/ Estes SP: Swinford Relating to the development of the wine industry and other businesses related to agriculture or tourism in this state. SB 1205 Madla SP: Menendez Relating to allowing the creation of multi-jurisdictional library districts; authorizing taxes and bonds. SB 1339 Madla SP: Straus Relating to the limitation on the sales and use tax rate of a political subdivision in an advanced transportation district. SB 1421 Gallegos SP: Bailey Relating to eligibility for beginning positions in certain police and fire departments. SB 1458 Wentworth SP: Corte Relating to the adoption of a uniform commercial building code for use in municipalities in the state. SB 1828 Estes SP: Denny Relating to the creation of the Smiley Road Water Control and Improvement District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds. SB 1850 Gallegos/ et al. SP: Geren/ et al. Relating to the regulation of certain businesses that sell beer or beer and wine in certain counties; providing an administrative penalty. THE SENATE REFUSED TO CONCUR IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND REQUESTED THE APPOINTMENT OF A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON THE FOLLOWING: SB 34 Zaffirini SP: Morrison Relating to the tuition rebate program for certain undergraduates at certain public institutions of higher education. SB 330 Deuell/ et al. SP: McReynolds Relating to the creation of a stroke committee and the development of a statewide stroke emergency transport plan. SB 408 Nelson SP: King, Phil Relating to the continuation, administration, and operations of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. SB 712 Carona SP: Cook, Robby Relating to the legislature's goal for energy efficiency and related energy efficiency programs. SB 743 Fraser SP: King, Phil Relating to independent organizations in ERCOT and their regulation and certification by the Public Utility Commission of Texas; providing an administrative penalty. SB 757 Armbrister SP: Solomons Relating to property in the custody of a pawnbroker; providing criminal penalties. SB 771 West, Royce SP: Hartnett Relating to tax increment financing. SB 982 Van de Putte SP: Puente Relating to certain practices to improve energy conservation in state buildings. SB 988 Carona SP: Flynn Relating to education courses required for a mortgage broker or loan officer license. SB 1142 Carona/ et al. SP: Hamric Relating to the creation of a film industry incentive program. SB 1176 Armbrister SP: Eiland Relating to systems and programs administered by the Employees Retirement System of Texas. SB 1189 Wentworth SP: Hartnett/ et al. Relating to the creation, composition, jurisdiction, and procedure of certain judicial districts, to the selection of a local administrative district judge for certain counties, to the juvenile board in certain counties, and to the district courts in certain counties. SB 1297 Armbrister SP: Talton Relating to the elements of the criminal offense of discharging used oil into water in the state. SB 1604 Staples SP: Cook, Byron Relating to the Neches and Trinity Valleys Groundwater Conservation District. SB 1863 Ogden SP: Pitts Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities. THE SENATE GRANTED THE REQUEST FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON THE FOLLOWING: 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 268 Keel/ Hodge SP: Hinojosa Relating to the qualifications and appointment of counsel for indigent defendants in capital cases. HB 283 Hope/ Goolsby/ Raymond/ et al. SP: Zaffirini Relating to admission, assignment, and conduct of certain public school students. HB 468 Hegar SP: Jackson, Mike Relating to driver and traffic safety education. HB 585 Corte SP: Wentworth Relating to the requirements for the incorporation of a municipality in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain existing municipalities. HB 905 Delisi SP: Williams Relating to the powers and duties of the state auditor in connection with state contracts. HB 969 Keel SP: Hinojosa Relating to court orders for discovery in a criminal case. HB 1048 Chisum SP: Seliger Relating to the forfeiture of contraband used or intended to be used in the commission of certain criminal offenses. HB 1225 Puente SP: Duncan Relating to the grounds for an exemption from cancellation of a water right for nonuse. HB 1358 Flores SP: Armbrister Relating to the jurisdiction of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality over certain water supply or sewer service corporations. HB 1835 Talton SP: Armbrister Relating to the apportionment of municipal infrastructure costs in regard to certain property development projects. HB 2438 Haggerty/ Quintanilla SP: Armbrister Relating to the acquisition and regulation of manufactured homes. HB 2465 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. HB 2481 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. HB 2678 Smithee SP: Seliger Relating to the use of certain information to underwrite professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers. HB 2702 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. HB 3540 Pitts SP: Ogden Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities; providing penalties. THE SENATE CONFIRMED ALL NOMINEES AS REPORTED BY THE COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS.