Senate Floor Action for 6/27/2011



June 27, 2011

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

SB 29 (CS)Patrick/ et al.

Relating to prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression by the intrusive touching of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation; providing penalties.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 43 Lucio/ et al.

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.

HB 79 (CS)Lewis/ Jackson, Jim SP: Duncan

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.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 105 Ogden

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 2.

SR 106 Shapiro

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 8.

SR 107 Shapiro

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 6.

HCR 22 Madden/ et al. SP: Rodriguez/ et al.

Commending the members of the Texas Supreme Court for their actions in support of legal aid services and honoring them for their work in promoting access to justice for the state's most vulnerable citizens.

HCR 25 Zerwas SP: Nelson

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 7.

The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

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 adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:

SB 2 (CS)Ogden SP: Pitts

Appropriating money for the support of state government for the period beginning September 1, 2011 and ending August 31, 2013; and authorizing and prescribing conditions, limitations, rules, and procedures for allocating and expending the appropriated funds; and declaring an emergency.

SB 6 Shapiro SP: Eissler/ et al.

Relating to the foundation curriculum, the establishment of the instructional materials allotment, and the adoption, review, and purchase of instructional materials and technological equipment for public schools; providing penalties.

SB 7 Nelson/ et al. SP: Zerwas

Relating to the administration, quality, and efficiency of health care, health and human services, and health benefits programs in this state; creating an offense; providing penalties.

SB 8 Shapiro/ et al. SP: Eissler

Relating to the flexibility of the board of trustees of a school district in the management and operation of public schools in the district.