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.