SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Friday
                               May 27, 2005


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


HCR 30             Miller
Designating Dublin as the official Irish Capital of Texas.

HCR 204             Homer                      SP: Deuell
Recognizing George Law of Sulphur Springs on his selection as
Sulphur Springs Kiwanis Layperson of the Year.

HCR 207             Craddick
Honoring Dilly Mendoza of Austin for her outstanding tenure as
captain's secretary for the Department of Public Safety Capitol
Detail.

HCR 214             Hilderbran                 SP: Shapiro
Recognizing the 2005 and 2006 appointments of State Poet Laureate,
State Musician, and State Visual Artists.

HCR 216             Craddick                   SP: Seliger
Honoring U.S. Marine Corps Captain Van Taylor of Dallas for his
service to his country.

HCR 222             Craddick                   SP: Seliger
Congratulating Francis Vernon Ruble and Aimer Loutency Ruble on
their 63rd wedding anniversary.

HCR 225             West, George "Buddy"       SP: Nelson
Recalling H.B. 872 from the Secretary of the Senate.

THE SENATE CONCURRED IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING:


SB 23             Zaffirini/ et al.          SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.
Relating to subsidized child-care services and early childhood care
and education program coordination.

SB 30             Zaffirini                  SP: Brown, Fred
Relating to a pilot project to award incentives to students
contracting to graduate in a timely manner from public institutions
of higher education.

SB 40             Zaffirini                  SP: Dukes/ et al.
Relating to permanency planning procedures for children residing in
state institutions.

SB 42             Nelson/ et al.             SP: Delisi
Relating to health education and physical activity in public
primary and secondary schools.

SB 44             Nelson                     SP: Delisi
Relating to the Indigent Health Care Advisory Committee.

SB 45             Nelson                     SP: Delisi
Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee on health
care information technology.

SB 51             Nelson                     SP: Smithee
Relating to administration of certain health benefit plans.

SB 91             Hinojosa/ et al.           SP: Riddle
Relating to the punishment imposed on certain defendants charged
with the offense of assault.

SB 111             Shapleigh/ et al.          SP: Smith, Todd
Relating to undergraduate course credit granted by public
institutions of higher education for the completion of certain
postsecondary-level programs by high school students.

SB 132             Nelson                     SP: Morrison
Relating to goals and strategies concerning the number of graduates
from professional nursing education programs.

SB 151             Zaffirini                  SP: Morrison
Relating to students enrolled in junior college courses for which
students may receive both high school and higher education academic
credit.

SB 155             Shapiro/ et al.            SP: Eiland
Relating to the quality assurance accreditation process for certain
entities that offer health benefit plans.

SB 166             West, Royce                SP: Keel
Relating to the effect of an expunction.

SB 183             Lucio/ Shapleigh/ Zaffirini
                      SP: Chavez/ et al.
Relating to the appointment, operation, and recommendations of the
Border Trade Advisory Committee.

SB 269             Madla                      SP: Flores
Relating to certain administrative fees and taxes collected by the
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

SB 296             Madla/ et al.              SP: Corte
Relating to the student enrollment required for the operation of
Texas A&M University--San Antonio and Texas A&M University--Central
Texas as independent general academic teaching institutions.

SB 327             Zaffirini/ et al.          SP: McCall
Relating to the installation, copying, or use of computer software
for unauthorized purposes; providing a penalty.

SB 331             Lindsay                    SP: Hamric
Relating to the powers and duties of the North Harris County
Regional Water Authority.

SB 343             Brimer                     SP: Geren
Relating to the regulation of the placement of water wells and the
installation and maintenance of well pumps and equipment; providing
a penalty.

SB 356             Ellis                      SP: Thompson
Relating to an urban land bank program in certain municipalities.

SB 451             Wentworth                  SP: Hartnett
Relating to the qualifications for service as a grand or petit
juror and challenges for cause.

SB 369             Barrientos                 SP: Rose
Relating to the prohibition of signs on Farm-to-Market Road 3238.

SB 522             Armbrister                 SP: Eiland
Relating to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System;
providing an administrative penalty.

SB 532             Shapiro                    SP: Morrison
Relating to tuition and other charges and fees imposed by the
governing board of a junior college district.

SB 573             Brimer                     SP: Casteel
Relating to the award of certain highway maintenance contracts by
the Texas Department of Transportation.

SB 610             Nelson                     SP: Laubenberg
Relating to the regulation of the practice of dentistry.

SB 623             Hinojosa                   SP: Pena
Relating to the authorized charges for providing a copy of public
information requested under the public information law.

SB 630             Van de Putte               SP: Gonzalez Toureilles
Relating to audits of providers in the medical assistance program.

SB 658             Madla                      SP: Reyna
Relating to the scheduling of certain University Interscholastic
League competitions.

SB 716             Gallegos                   SP: Talton
Relating to payroll deductions for certain employees who are peace
officers.

SB 732             Williams                   SP: Driver
Relating to the administration of polygraph examinations to certain
applicants for positions in the Department of Public Safety.

SB 747 (CS)        Carona/ Lindsay/ Wentworth/ Zaffirini/ et al.
                      SP: Luna
Relating to establishing a demonstration project for women's health
care services.

SB 781             Fraser                     SP: Taylor
Relating to the prosecution of certain acts that constitute the
unauthorized business of insurance.

SB 826             Van de Putte               SP: Coleman
Relating to a study examining the feasibility of providing health
services for women with postpartum depression.

SB 827             Zaffirini/ et al.          SP: Guillen
Relating to systems for identifying colonias and for tracking the
progress of state-funded projects that benefit colonias and the
submission of a related report to the legislature.

SB 837             Wentworth                  SP: Keel
Relating to the insanity defense.

SB 851             Shapleigh                  SP: Woolley
Relating to a financial literacy pilot program in public schools.

SB 890             Williams                   SP: Nixon
Relating to the amount of recovery in a civil action.

SB 921             Duncan                     SP: Isett
Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 27
between Lubbock and Amarillo as the Marshall Formby Memorial
Highway.

SB 993             Ellis                      SP: Allen, Alma
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Improvement District
No. 5; providing authority to impose a tax and issue a bond or
similar obligation.

SB 995             Averitt                    SP: Anderson
Relating to donees of anatomical gifts.

SB 1037             Lucio                      SP: Oliveira
Relating to tuition rates for Olympic athletes residing and
training in Texas.

SB 1044             Janek                      SP: Eiland
Relating to efforts by coastal counties to mitigate coastal erosion
and improve public access to public beaches; authorizing the
issuance of bonds by coastal counties.

SB 1074             Staples                    SP: Callegari
Relating to the authority of the Department of Public Safety of the
State of Texas or the public safety director to adopt rules in
connection with commercial motor vehicles.

SB 1112             Eltife                     SP: McCall
Relating to debt management services; providing a penalty.

SB 1130             Hinojosa                   SP: Hilderbran
Relating to a requirement that a common carrier or pipeline owner
or operator report contamination.

SB 1146             Shapiro/ et al.            SP: Morrison
Relating to an early college education program to provide at-risk
and other students accelerated high school graduation and college
credit.

SB 1149             Harris                     SP: Eiland
Relating to the electronic transmission of health benefit
information between a health benefit plan issuer and a physician or
health care provider.

SB 1170             Armbrister                 SP: Crownover
Relating to the regulation of gas production by the Railroad
Commission of Texas.

SB 1175             Armbrister                 SP: Crownover
Relating to the regulation of oil and gas production by the
Railroad Commission of Texas.

SB 1192             Estes                      SP: Hilderbran
Relating to stamps for migratory and upland game bird hunting;
providing a penalty.

SB 1195             Hinojosa                   SP: Dutton
Relating to the authority of peace officers to conduct certain
searches.

SB 1255             Brimer                     SP: Geren
Relating to the number of certain alcoholic beverage permits and
licenses that may be issued for a single location.

SB 1246             Brimer                     SP: Woolley/ et al.
Relating to local option elections in certain populous areas on the
sale of mixed beverages by food and beverage establishments.

SB 1264             Whitmire                   SP: Allen, Ray
Relating to fees collected for services provided by the Commission
on Jail Standards.

SB 1283             Armbrister                 SP: Seaman
Relating to the application of certain laws to certain commercially
domiciled insurers and insurers that are part of an insurance
company holding system.

SB 1340             Madla                      SP: Delisi
Relating to the regulation and reimbursement of health care
services provided through telehealth or telemedicine under the
state Medicaid program.

SB 1433             Madla                      SP: Rodriguez
Relating to the conditions of employment for firefighters employed
by certain districts and entities; providing penalties.

SB 1452             Lucio                      SP: Oliveira
Relating to the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at The
University of Texas at Brownsville.

SB 1481             Shapleigh                  SP: Corte
Relating to powers and duties of the Texas Military Preparedness
Commission.

SB 1525             Zaffirini                  SP: Delisi
Relating to safe patient handling and movement practices of nurses
in hospitals and nursing homes.

SB 1528             Zaffirini                  SP: Morrison
Relating to the payment of tuition and fees at public institutions
of higher education and the determination of Texas residency for
that purpose.

SB 1551             Estes                      SP: Driver
Relating to the continuation of certain offenses and certain
statutes involving the interception of certain communications.

SB 1570             Williams                   SP: Isett
Relating to the rate of interest on certain tax refunds.

SB 1579             Zaffirini                  SP: Gonzalez Toureilles
Relating to the prohibition of signs on certain roads.

SB 1626             Whitmire                   SP: Kuempel
Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the sale
of alcoholic beverages.

SB 1652             Staples                    SP: Hill
Relating to the administration of ad valorem taxation and to
certain measures involving school district property values.

SB 1691             Duncan                     SP: Eiland
Relating to certain retired school employees and the powers and
duties of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; providing a
penalty.

SB 1704             Ellis/ et al.              SP: Hartnett/ et al.
Relating to jury service.

SB 1707             Staples                    SP: McReynolds
Relating to the regulation of poultry facilities.

SB 1740             Staples                    SP: Bonnen
Relating to construction activities allowed while an application is
pending with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 1751             Duncan                     SP: Jones, Delwin
Relating to the powers and board of directors of the Lubbock Reese
Redevelopment Authority; authorizing a bond or similar obligation.

SB 1772             Deuell                     SP: Reyna
Relating to the validation and confirmation of the boundaries and
acts of Dallas County Water Control and Improvement District No. 6.

SB 1798             Armbrister                 SP: Hegar
Relating to the creation of the North Fort Bend Water Authority;
providing authority to issue bonds; granting the power of eminent
domain; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 1807             Jackson, Mike              SP: Eiland
Relating to the power and duties of the Galveston County Municipal
Utility District No. 52.

SB 1820             Armbrister                 SP: Hegar
Relating to the creation of the West Fort Bend Management District;
providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue
bonds.

SB 1821             Fraser                     SP: Hupp
Relating to the creation of the Flatrock Springs Municipal
Management District; granting authority for taxation and the
issuance of bonds.

SB 1823             Wentworth                  SP: Kuempel
Relating to the creation of the Schertz Municipal Utility District
No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds;
granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1836             Barrientos                 SP: Strama
Relating to the creation of the Pflugerville Municipal Management
District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds.

SB 1871             Jackson, Mike              SP: Bonnen
Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility
District No. 44; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1872             Armbrister                 SP: Howard
Relating to the addition of road district powers to the Fort Bend
County Municipal Utility District No. 134.

SB 1873             Armbrister                 SP: Hegar
Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility
District No. 167; providing authority to impose taxes and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1881             Deuell                     SP: Laubenberg
Relating to the validation, annexation, powers, and duties of the
Parker Creek Municipal Utility District of Rockwall County;
providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the
power of eminent domain.

SB 1887             Ogden                      SP: Krusee
Relating to the creation of the Williamson County Municipal Utility
District No. 22; providing authority to impose a tax and issue
bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1891             Armbrister                 SP: Seaman
Relating to the creation of the La Salle Water Control and
Improvement District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and
issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.


THE SENATE REFUSED TO CONCUR IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND REQUESTED
 THE APPOINTMENT OF A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON THE FOLLOWING:


SB 14             Jackson, Mike/ et al.      SP: Smithee
Relating to rates for certain property and casualty insurance.

SB 39             Zaffirini                  SP: Goolsby
Relating to continuing education in forensic evidence collection
for certain physicians and nurses.

SB 52             Nelson                     SP: Hupp
Relating to a competitive grant program for aging and disability
services.

SB 89             Averitt                    SP: Denny
Relating to electronically readable information on a driver's
license, commercial driver's license, or personal identification
certificate.

SB 265             Williams                   SP: Keffer, Bill
Relating to certain continuing education requirements for insurance
agents.

SB 444             Staples                    SP: Hopson/ et al.
Relating to registration fee credits for the owners of certain dry
cleaning facilities that do not participate in the dry cleaning
facility release fund.

SB 567             Deuell                     SP: Keffer, Jim
Relating to requiring a taxing unit to include in the public notice
of a hearing on the adoption of an ad valorem tax rate certain
information relating to the taxing unit's budget and appraisal
roll.

SB 568             Deuell                     SP: Truitt
Relating to personal emergency response system providers; providing
penalties.

SB 805             Averitt                    SP: Taylor
Relating to certain small and large employer health cooperatives.

SB 809             Averitt                    SP: Taylor
Relating to the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool.

SB 825             Shapleigh                  SP: Solomons
Relating to the TexasOnline Authority's use of TexasOnline revenue.

SB 872             Nelson                     SP: Delisi
Relating to a study regarding the impact of niche hospitals on
other general hospitals and to certain reports and disclosure
requirements regarding niche hospitals.

SB 882             Lucio                      SP: Allen, Alma/ et al.
Relating to the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental
Disorders.

SB 1188             Nelson                     SP: Delisi
Relating to the medical assistance program and the provision of
related services.

SB 1227             Shapiro/ West, Royce       SP: Morrison
Relating to enrollment in public and private postsecondary
educational institutions, to payment of the costs of attending
those educational institutions, and to financial aid and other
measures to assist students to pay those costs.


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


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

HB 266             Smith, Wayne               SP: Lindsay
Relating to the time for processing certain county permits.

HB 580             Smith, Wayne               SP: Gallegos
Relating to the authority of a county to provide hazardous
materials services.

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.

HB 831             Gonzales/ Hartnett         SP: Lucio
Relating to the eligibility of certain judges to retire with full
benefits.

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 872             West, George "Buddy"       SP: Armbrister
Relating to the imposition of the pipeline safety annual inspection
fee by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

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

HB 1207             Haggerty                   SP: Lindsay
Relating to the exclusion of land from a water district with
outstanding bonds for failure to provide sufficient services.

HB 1610             Chisum                     SP: Brimer
Relating to a county fee for an activity that excavates or cuts the
surface of a county road.

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

HB 1690             Keel/ Hill/ Frost/ Hodge/ Nixon/ et al.
                      SP: West, Royce
Relating to common nuisance.

HB 1830             Wong                       SP: Ellis
Relating to the notice provided for the establishment of municipal
management districts.

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

HB 2048             Uresti                     SP: Ellis
Relating to certain online services and transactions involving
state agencies.

HB 2120             Allen, Ray/ Jackson, Jim   SP: Lindsay
Relating to the administration and powers of county government.

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

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

HB 2309             Denny                      SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to certain election processes and procedures.

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.

HB 2423             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.

HB 2491             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.

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.

HB 2525             Callegari                  SP: Lindsay
Relating to contracts by governmental entities for construction
projects and related professional services and to public works
performance and payment bonds.

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

HB 2639             Geren                      SP: Brimer
Relating to the powers and duties of the Tarrant Regional Water
District.

HB 2668             Dutton                     SP: Wentworth
Relating to the performance by a private entity of the functions of
a local child support registry or a child support enforcement
agency and to the receipt, disbursement, and monitoring of child
support payments.

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

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