Senate Floor Action for 2/2/2011

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Wednesday

February 2, 2011




The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 145 Seliger

Recognizing February 2, 2011, as Texas Food Bank Day at the State Capitol.


SR 157 Nelson/ Shapiro

Recognizing February 4, 2011, as National Wear Red Day in Texas.


SR 164 Hinojosa

Commending the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program on its many contributions to the young people of Texas.


SCR 12 Whitmire

Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, and ending on Monday, February 7, 2011.


Committee referral on the following:


SJR 6 Zaffirini

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the disposition of proceeds from the development or sale of the rights to natural resources or minerals in land held by Webb County for the county permanent school fund.

Intergovernmental Relations


SJR 7 Patrick

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

Finance


SJR 8 Wentworth

Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used.

Finance


SJR 9 West

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant a pardon to a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision.

Criminal Justice


SJR 11 Nichols

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 110 percent on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead in the county.

Finance


SJR 12 Patrick

Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature.

Finance


SJR 13 Harris/ Davis/ Shapiro

Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain revenue collected by a public entity from the use of a tolled highway project in this state to be used only for transportation projects.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SJR 14 Van de Putte/ Davis/ Deuell/ Ellis/ Hinojosa/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a totally disabled veteran or the principal residence of the surviving minor children of such a disabled veteran.

Finance


SJR 16 Estes

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity.

Finance


SJR 17 Carona

Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements upon certain local governments.

State Affairs


SJR 19 Jackson

Proposing a constitutional amendment permitting an encumbrance to be fixed on homestead property for an obligation to pay certain property owners' association fees and fines without permitting the forced sale of the homestead.

Intergovernmental Relations


SCR 1 Hegar/ Nelson

Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the United States Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates, affirming that the right to keep and bear arms was reserved to the states, and providing that all compulsory federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.

State Affairs


SCR 2 Uresti

Urging Congress to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, Section 5056, and to appropriate sufficient funds so that efforts to solve the salt problem in the Amistad International Reservoir can continue.

Natural Resources


SCR 5 Hinojosa/ et al.

Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to provide for a joint interim legislative study regarding the development and potential economic impact of a cruise industry on the Texas coast between Calhoun and Cameron Counties.

International Relations & Trade


SB 301 Wentworth

Relating to filing a complaint against a person licensed to engage in a business, occupation, or profession; providing civil and criminal penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 302 Wentworth

Relating to the regulation of solar energy devices by a property owners' association.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 303 Nichols

Relating to health care services provided or paid by a hospital district or public hospital.

State Affairs


SB 304 Nichols

Relating to employment services programs for certain residents receiving services from public hospitals or hospital districts.

Health & Human Services


SB 305 Huffman

Relating to the punishment prescribed for burglary of a vehicle and to grants of community supervision to persons who commit that offense.

Criminal Justice


SB 306 Huffman

Relating to the filing of an affidavit to perfect a restitution lien in a criminal case.

Criminal Justice


SB 307 Seliger

Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the State Board of Education.

Redistricting, Select


SB 308 Seliger

Relating to the composition of the congressional districts for the State of Texas.

Redistricting, Select


SB 309 Harris

Relating to the events eligible to receive funding through a major events trust fund.

Economic Development


SB 310 Seliger

Relating to the Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 311 Seliger

Relating to the authority of the board of directors of the Ochiltree County Hospital District to employ health care providers.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 312 Seliger

Relating to the exemption of certain electric cooperatives from certain regulations.

Natural Resources


SB 313 Seliger

Relating to priority groundwater management areas.

Natural Resources


SB 314 Zaffirini

Relating to unemployment compensation eligibility and chargebacks regarding certain persons who are victims or whose immediate family members are victims of sexual assault.

Economic Development


SB 315 Carona

Relating to the agencies and entities responsible for compiling and maintaining information pertaining to criminal combinations and criminal street gangs.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 316 Whitmire

Relating to criminal asset forfeiture, the disposition of proceeds and property from criminal asset forfeiture, and accountability for that disposition; providing civil penalties.

Criminal Justice


SB 317 Whitmire

Relating to procedures for applications for writs of habeas corpus based on relevant scientific evidence.

Criminal Justice


SB 318 Van de Putte

Relating to the provision of pharmaceutical services through informal and voluntary networks in the workers' compensation system; providing an administrative violation.

State Affairs


SB 319 Carona

Relating to financing programs for low-income electric customers and certain other electric customers.

Finance


SB 320 Carona

Relating to the practice of psychological associates.

Health & Human Services


SB 321 Hegar/ Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to an employee's transportation and storage of certain firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or controlled by the employee's employer.

Criminal Justice


SB 322 Carona

Relating to the requirements for reinsurance contracts covering title insurance policies issued in this state.

Business & Commerce


SB 323 Carona

Relating to the applicability of certain laws governing corporations to limited liability companies.

Business & Commerce


SB 324 Jackson

Relating to the course levels offered by the University of Houston--Clear Lake.

Higher Education


SB 325 Van de Putte

Relating to the automatic enrollment of certain women in the demonstration project for women's health care services.

Health & Human Services


SB 326 Duncan

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain tangible personal property stored temporarily at a location in this state.

Finance


SB 327 Van de Putte/ Davis

Relating to including certain veterans service organizations as small businesses for the purpose of state contracting.

Government Organization


SB 328 Carona

Relating to notice of a hospital lien.

State Affairs


SB 329 Watson

Relating to the sale, recovery, and recycling of certain television equipment; providing administrative penalties.

Natural Resources


SB 330 Watson

Relating to renewable energy capacity, jobs, and trading credits.

Natural Resources


SB 332 Fraser

Relating to the vested ownership interest in groundwater beneath the surface and the right to produce that groundwater.

Natural Resources


SB 333 Fraser

Relating to election procedures and qualifications of members of boards of directors for water supply or sewer service corporations.

Natural Resources


SB 335 Fraser

Relating to an exemption from regulation as health spas for certain governmental hospitals and clinics.

Health & Human Services


SB 336 Gallegos

Relating to the composition of certain regional planning commissions.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 337 Gallegos

Relating to the authority of certain counties to enact noise regulations; providing a criminal penalty.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 338 Gallegos

Relating to penalty assessment for violations of the Texas Clean Air Act committed by major sources.

Natural Resources


SB 339 Gallegos

Relating to disclosure by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of information related to emissions events.

Natural Resources


SB 340 Gallegos

Relating to the reporting of emissions events under the Clean Air Act.

Natural Resources


SB 342 Carona

Relating to the power of the office of the attorney general to make certain examinations and inquiries.

Business & Commerce


SB 343 Davis

Relating to the administrative fee charged for the collection of an unpaid toll.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 344 Gallegos

Relating to municipal civil service for firefighters and police officers.

State Affairs


SB 345 Gallegos

Relating to staff development training for certain public school administrators regarding student discipline management.

Education


SB 346 Gallegos

Relating to the curriculum that must be provided by a disciplinary alternative education program.

Education


SB 347 Watson

Relating to the creation of the Texas Center for Sustainable Business.

Natural Resources


SB 348 Estes

Relating to the sale or delivery of salvia divinorum or Salvinorin A to a child; providing a penalty.

Criminal Justice


SB 349 Eltife

Relating to the hotel occupancy tax rate in certain municipalities.

Finance


SB 350 Williams

Relating to the restructuring of fund obligations and accounts of the Texas Municipal Retirement System and related actuarial and accounting procedures.

State Affairs


SB 351 Williams

Relating to the maximum capacity of a container of wine sold to a retail dealer.

Business & Commerce


SB 352 Williams

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 528; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 354 Wentworth/ Birdwell/ Carona/ Deuell/ Eltife/ et al.

Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of institutions of higher education.

Criminal Justice


SB 355 Ellis

Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties.

Health & Human Services


SB 356 Watson

Relating to awards for certain members of the state military forces inducted into federal service in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, and Enduring Freedom.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 357 Van de Putte/ Davis/ Deuell/ Ellis/ Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran or the principal residence of the surviving minor children of such a disabled veteran.

Finance


SB 358 Wentworth

Relating to the waiver of sovereign and governmental immunity in this state.

State Affairs


SB 359 Wentworth

Relating to the powers and duties of certain emergency services districts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 360 Fraser

Relating to the composition and use of money in the rural water assistance fund.

Natural Resources


SB 361 Duncan

Relating to indemnification provisions in construction contracts.

State Affairs


SB 362 Carona

Relating to the presumed abandonment date for stored value cards.

Business & Commerce


SB 363 Ogden

Relating to the cessation of tolls by toll project entities in certain circumstances.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 364 Ogden

Relating to statistical information on the prosecution of certain offenses relating to the operating of a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Criminal Justice


SB 365 Ogden

Relating to distributed generation of electric power.

Business & Commerce


SB 366 Ogden

Relating to the repeal of information disclosure exemptions for public power utilities.

Business & Commerce


SB 367 Ogden

Relating to the review by the attorney general of invoices related to legal services provided to state agencies by outside counsel.

State Affairs


SB 368 Seliger

Relating to limits on the purpose of a fresh water supply district and on a district's exercise of the power of eminent domain.

Natural Resources


SB 369 Seliger

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for women veterans.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 370 Seliger

Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for certain projects if the applicant has failed to complete a request for information relevant to the project.

Natural Resources


SB 371 Seliger

Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain elected officials convicted of certain crimes.

State Affairs


SB 372 Seliger

Relating to certain reports, communications, and publications involving the attorney general.

State Affairs


SB 373 Duncan

Relating to the offices of county treasurer and county auditor.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 374 Wentworth

Relating to the amount of the fee paid by a defendant for a peace officer's services in executing or processing an arrest warrant, capias, or capias pro fine.

Criminal Justice


SB 376 Wentworth

Relating to a fee collected for a jury trial in a civil case.

Jurisprudence


SB 377 Huffman/ Patrick

Relating to the murder of a child as a capital offense.

Criminal Justice


SB 378 Hegar

Relating to the date by which a pest management zone may request an extension of the cotton stalk destruction deadline.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 379 Nichols

Relating to the issuance and renewal of a real estate inspector license.

Business & Commerce


SB 380 Wentworth

Relating to the election of the governing body of certain municipalities.

State Affairs


SB 381 Wentworth

Relating to partial surrender of or withdrawals from annuity contracts, life insurance policies, and endowment contracts.

State Affairs


SB 382 Harris

Relating to an administrative fee for defendants required by a court to perform community service in lieu of serving a term of confinement in county jail.

Criminal Justice


SB 383 Harris

Relating to the imposition and use of certain court costs for breath alcohol testing programs.

Criminal Justice


SB 384 Harris

Relating to the cancellation of the voter registrations of persons who are not United States citizens.

State Affairs


SB 385 Williams

Relating to the creation of an alternative fuel program to be funded by the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.

Natural Resources


SB 386 Williams

Relating to the Lone Star College System District service area.

Higher Education


SB 387 Williams

Relating to the sale and consumption in this state of raw oysters harvested from Texas waters.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 388 Williams

Relating to the offense of organized retail theft.

Criminal Justice


SB 389 Williams

Relating to emergency preparedness during an extended power outage of a water service provider with at least 250 connections.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 390 Hegar

Relating to the continuing issuance of freshwater fishing stamps by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 391 Patrick

Relating to the provision of electronic sample copies of a textbook adopted by the State Board of Education.

Education


SB 392 Patrick

Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax.

Finance


SB 393 Patrick

Relating to amended sales tax reports and the reallocation of sales tax revenue.

Finance


SB 394 Patrick

Relating to the creation of the offense of unlawful transport of an undocumented person.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 395 Patrick

Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 396 Deuell

Relating to the state fire marshal's investigation of the death of a firefighter who dies in the line of duty or in connection with an on-duty incident.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 397 Williams

Relating to the East Montgomery County Improvement District; imposing a tax.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 398 Duncan

Relating to the board of hospital managers of the Lubbock County Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 399 Carona

Relating to a diesel vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program and low-income vehicle repair assistance for diesel vehicles.

Natural Resources


SB 400 Shapiro

Relating to the entities eligible to make purchases using the cooperative purchasing program administered by the comptroller.

Government Organization


SB 401 Shapiro

Relating to the licensing and regulation of diagnostic imaging facilities and fluoroscopy-guided pain management procedure centers; providing penalties.

Health & Human Services


SB 402 West

Relating to community land trusts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 403 Eltife

Relating to the consideration of pension and other postemployment benefits in establishing the rates of a gas utility.

Natural Resources


SB 404 Hegar

Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions.

State Affairs


SB 405 Lucio

Relating to a notification requirement if a counselor is not assigned to a public school campus.

Education


SB 406 Lucio

Relating to a notification requirement if a counselor is not assigned to a public school campus.

Education


SB 407 Watson

Relating to the creation of the offense of electronic transmission of certain visual material depicting a minor and to certain educational programs concerning the prevention and awareness of that offense.

Criminal Justice


SB 408 Estes

Relating to inspection of the John Graves Scenic Riverway.

Natural Resources


SB 409 Estes

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity.

Finance


SB 410 Eltife

Relating to the name and powers of the Red River Redevelopment Authority.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 411 Estes

Relating to the amount of wine certain wineries may sell directly to consumers.

Business & Commerce


SB 412 West

Relating to payment of costs of improvements of a public improvement district designated by a municipality or county.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 413 West

Relating to the purchasing and contracting authority of counties.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 414 West

Relating to the liability of county officers.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 415 Zaffirini

Relating to individuals with intellectual disabilities committed to state supported living centers.

Health & Human Services


SB 416 Deuell

Relating to the amount of outstanding total liability of a mortgage guaranty insurer.

Business & Commerce


SB 417 West

Relating to the disclosure by a court of criminal history record information that is the subject of an order of nondisclosure.

Criminal Justice


SB 418 Williams

Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by certain persons attending a school board meeting.

Criminal Justice


SB 419 West

Relating to prohibiting state funding to public junior colleges for physical education courses offered for joint high school and junior college credit.

Higher Education


SB 420 Deuell

Relating to determining eligibility for indigent health care.

Health & Human Services


SB 421 West

Relating to the computation of the state debt limit.

Finance


SB 422 Duncan

Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to contract with another entity to collect certain assessments levied by the municipality or county.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 423 Lucio

Relating to health insurance coverage for eligible survivors of certain public servants killed in the line of duty.

State Affairs


SB 424 Ellis

Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities.

Natural Resources


SB 425 Carona

Relating to property and casualty certificates of insurance and approval of property and casualty certificate of insurance forms by the Texas Department of Insurance; providing penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 426 Duncan

Relating to the liability of and payment of legal fees for court-appointed trustees of certain facilities.

State Affairs


SB 427 Huffman

Relating to exempting United States attorneys and assistant United States attorneys from certain requirements for obtaining or renewing a concealed handgun license.

Criminal Justice


SB 428 Huffman

Relating to notice to a judgment debtor of the filing of a foreign judgment.

State Affairs


SB 429 Nichols

Relating to notification of applications for permits for certain injection wells.

Natural Resources


SB 430 Nichols

Relating to written notice to a groundwater conservation district of groundwater contamination.

Natural Resources


SB 431 Jackson

Relating to the use of fraudulent or fictitious military records; creating an offense.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 432 Jackson

Relating to the penalty for failure to make a timely installment payment of ad valorem taxes on property in a disaster area.

Finance


SB 434 Nelson

Relating to the relationship between domestic violence and child abuse and neglect.

Health & Human Services


SB 435 Nelson

Relating to the consolidation of the regional poison control centers into the Texas Poison Control Center.

Health & Human Services


SB 436 Nelson

Relating to the authority of a county to inspect day-care centers and group day-care homes.

Health & Human Services


SB 437 Nelson

Relating to residency requirements for voting in certain municipal utility district elections.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 438 Nelson

Relating to the number of days a winery may sell wine under a winery festival permit.

Business & Commerce


SB 439 Van de Putte

Relating to an exclusion from unemployment compensation chargebacks for certain employers of uniformed service members.

Economic Development


SB 440 Lucio/ Davis

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for autism spectrum disorder under certain health benefit plans.

State Affairs


SB 441 Lucio/ Davis

Relating to coverage for autism spectrum disorder under certain health benefit plans.

State Affairs


SB 443 Patrick

Relating to measures intended to provide flexibility and cost savings to school districts.

Education


SB 444 Patrick

Relating to eliminating the set-aside of a portion of designated tuition for student financial assistance at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 446 Jackson

Relating to encumbrances that may be fixed on homestead property.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 447 Jackson

Relating to the regulation of solar energy devices by a property owners' association.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 448 Hegar

Relating to the amount of the permit fee for an on-site sewage disposal system.

Natural Resources


SB 449 Watson/ Estes

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity.

Finance


SB 450 Duncan

Relating to the time for bringing an action on a consumer debt.

State Affairs