Senate Floor Action for 6/22/2011



June 22, 2011

The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:

HB 3 (CS)Smithee SP: Carona

Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and to the resolution of certain disputes concerning claims made to that association; providing penalties.


The Senate laid out and finally passed:

SB 22 Wentworth

Relating to the reapportionment of congressional districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 36 Whitmire/ Carona/ et al.

Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights of all its citizens without compromise, to grant the Ecumenical Patriarch appropriate international recognition, ecclesiastical succession, and the right to train clergy of all nationalities, and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and all religious and faith traditions.

SR 80 Birdwell

Congratulating the Navarro College Bulldogs baseball team on winning the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I World Series championship.

SR 84 Rodriguez

In memory of Nicholas P. Bellard.

Committee referral on the following:

SB 43 Lucio

Relating to authorizing the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas to operate one or more southbound vehicle checkpoints near the international border of this state for the purpose of preventing certain criminal offenses.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 79 Lewis/ Jackson, Jim

Relating to fiscal and other matters necessary for implementation of the judiciary budget as enacted by H.B. No. 1, Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, and to the operation and administration of, and practice and procedures in courts in, the judicial branch of state government.