Senate Floor Action for 2/17/2011

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Thursday

February 17, 2011




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


SB 16 (CS)Patrick/ et al.

Relating to informed consent to an abortion.

4 Floor Amendments


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 297 Van de Putte

Welcoming the members of the San Antonio Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness to the State Capitol and commending them for their efforts.


SCR 17 Whitmire

Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, February 17, 2011, and ending on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.


Committee referral on the following:


SJR 22 Nichols

Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund.

Finance


SJR 23 Wentworth

Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the rates of taxes imposed on gasoline and diesel fuel, adjusting those rates annually for inflation, and dedicating certain revenue from those taxes to the design, construction, and maintenance of public roadways.

Finance


SCR 16 Nelson/ Davis/ Huffman/ Shapiro/ Van de Putte/ et al.

Designating the month of March each year from 2011 through 2020 as Women Veterans Month in tribute to the immeasurable contributions that women in the military have made to this nation.

Administration


SB 7 Nelson

Relating to strategies for and improvements in quality of health care provided through and care management in the child health plan and medical assistance programs designed to achieve healthy outcomes and efficiency.

Health & Human Services


SB 8 Nelson

Relating to improving the quality and efficiency of health care.

Health & Human Services


SB 11 Williams

Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 19 Nichols

Relating to the development, financing, construction, and operation of toll projects.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 501 West

Relating to the establishment of an interagency council for addressing disproportionality.

Health & Human Services


SB 502 West

Relating to determinations of paternity; creating an offense.

Jurisprudence


SB 503 Jackson

Relating to coverage for certain towing and storage expenses under a motor vehicle insurance policy.

Business & Commerce


SB 504 Davis

Relating to discounted utility rates for school districts.

Business & Commerce


SB 505 Williams

Relating to state financing of public transportation.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 506 Deuell

Relating to consumption advisories for mercury contamination in fish, crustaceans, molluscan shellfish, and other aquatic and terrestrial animals.

Health & Human Services


SB 507 Deuell

Relating to the confidentiality of newborn screening information.

Health & Human Services


SB 508 Lucio

Relating to the extent of extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain less populous municipalities located on a barrier island.

International Relations & Trade


SB 509 Lucio

Relating to the validation of a home-rule charter for certain municipalities.

International Relations & Trade


SB 510 Van de Putte

Relating to a voluntary statewide diabetes mellitus registry.

Health & Human Services


SB 511 Van de Putte

Relating to the designated doctor's examination under the workers' compensation system.

State Affairs


SB 512 Hegar

Relating to the qualification of supervisors of a fresh water supply district.

Natural Resources


SB 513 Ellis/ et al.

Relating to the adoption and implementation of a policy by the Texas Transportation Commission providing for the accommodation of pedestrians, bicyclists, persons with disabilities, children, senior citizens, users of public transportation, movers of commercial goods, and motorists on streets and highways.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 514 Birdwell/ Duncan/ Eltife/ Lucio

Relating to the acquisition of land and facilities by the Texas State Technical College System.

Higher Education


SB 515 Patrick/ et al.

Relating to required individual health insurance coverage.

State Affairs


SB 516 Patrick/ 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.

Finance


SB 517 Watson

Relating to the appropriation of certain unclaimed money.

Finance


SB 518 Shapiro

Relating to initiatives designed to improve performance of public school students enrolled at the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade levels.

Education


SB 519 Hegar

Relating to the period during which a motion for a new trial in a criminal proceeding in a justice or municipal court must be made.

Jurisprudence


SB 520 Hegar

Relating to the creation, administration, powers, and duties of a county assistance district.

Economic Development


SB 521 Carona/ et al.

Relating to the operation of certain managed care plans with respect to health care providers.

State Affairs


SB 522 Carona

Relating to equal parenting orders in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

Jurisprudence


SB 523 Nichols

Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue.

Finance


SB 524 Hegar

Relating to the issuance of certain permits for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 525 Deuell

Relating to the protection of water quality in certain bodies of water.

Natural Resources


SB 526 Fraser

Relating to the power of the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 to issue bonds.

Natural Resources


SB 527 Fraser/ Estes/ Harris/ Nelson/ Shapiro/ et al.

Relating to air monitors in Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Regions 3 and 4 to be funded through the Texas emissions reduction plan.

Natural Resources


SB 528 Huffman

Relating to meetings of the University of Houston System Board of Regents.

Higher Education


SB 529 Huffman

Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers, and distributors.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 530 Huffman/ et al.

Relating to granting limited state law enforcement authority to special agents of the Office of Inspector General of the United States Social Security Administration and to updating certain references related to the grant of that authority to other federal law enforcement personnel.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 531 Davis

Relating to the authority of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas and certain local law enforcement agencies to establish a checkpoint on a highway or street to determine whether persons are driving while intoxicated.

Criminal Justice


SB 532 Davis

Relating to a study by the Department of Family and Protective Services regarding establishing a system to identify children born to certain parents.

Health & Human Services


SB 533 Davis

Relating to the minimum standards for the certifications of sexual assault training programs and sexual assault nurse examiners and for certification renewal by those entities.

Criminal Justice


SB 534 Davis

Relating to the designation of State Highway 121 in Tarrant and Johnson Counties as the Chisholm Trail Parkway.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 535 Davis

Relating to the persons who may be prosecuted for improper relationship between educator and student.

Criminal Justice


SB 536 Davis

Relating to the use of certain disciplinary management practices or behavior management techniques by peace officers employed or commissioned by school districts.

Education


SB 537 Ellis/ Davis

Relating to the consequences of an arrest for or conviction of certain intoxication offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 538 Nichols

Relating to transportation reinvestment zones.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 539 Carona

Relating to the award of costs and attorney's fees in certain proceedings concerning mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens.

Business & Commerce


SB 540 Van de Putte

Relating to a study of the fiscal impact of adjusting the amount of the ad valorem tax exemption to which disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of disabled veterans and certain members of the armed forces are entitled.

Finance


SB 541 Carona

Relating to the costs associated with proceedings regarding cruelly treated animals.

Criminal Justice


SB 542 Hegar

Relating to the regulation of law enforcement officers by the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

Criminal Justice


SB 543 Hegar

Relating to a probate fee exemption for estates of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and others killed in the line of duty.

Jurisprudence


SB 544 Seliger

Relating to unlawful acts against and criminal offenses involving the Medicaid program.

Health & Human Services


SB 545 Seliger

Relating to employment records for law enforcement officers, including procedures to correct employment termination reports; providing an administrative penalty.

Criminal Justice


SB 546 Deuell

Relating to the dispensing of certain drugs by physicians.

Health & Human Services


SB 547 Deuell

Relating to provision by a health benefit plan of prescription drug coverage specified by formulary and to notice to an enrollee of a modification in a small or large employer health benefit plan.

State Affairs


SB 548 Nichols/ Davis/ Watson

Relating to the Texas Department of Transportation's environmental review process.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 549 Ellis/ Gallegos

Relating to applications for permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for certain new or expanded facilities in certain low-income and minority communities.

Natural Resources


SB 551 Williams

Relating to liability for interest on ad valorem taxes on improvements that escaped taxation in a previous year.

Finance


SB 553 Carona

Relating to the nonrenewal of, and the assessment of premium surcharges against, certain insurance policies.

Business & Commerce


SB 554 Carona/ et al.

Relating to contracts between dentists and health maintenance organizations or insurers.

State Affairs


SB 555 Watson

Relating to the regulation of LP-gas utility companies.

Natural Resources


SB 556 Davis

Relating to a highway maintenance fee imposed in connection with the operation of overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 557 Duncan/ Zaffirini

Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund.

Higher Education


SB 558 Duncan

Relating to the Swisher Memorial Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 559 Duncan

Relating to the Rankin County Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 560 Van de Putte

Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel, veterans, and dependents residing in this state.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 561 Wentworth

Relating to damages in an action arising out of a deficiency in the construction or repair of an improvement to real property.

State Affairs


SB 562 Wentworth

Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity for certain claims arising under written contracts with state agencies.

State Affairs


SB 563 Jackson

Relating to information regarding job matching services provided by the Texas Workforce Commission; providing a criminal penalty.

Economic Development


SB 564 Uresti

Relating to the election of members of the board of directors of the Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District.

Natural Resources


SB 565 Hegar/ et al.

Relating to repeal of authority for the establishment and operation of the Trans-Texas Corridor.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 566 Williams

Relating to the regulation of the practice of public accountancy.

Business & Commerce


SB 567 Williams

Relating to the Texas Life, Accident, Health, and Hospital Service Insurance Guaranty Association.

State Affairs


SB 568 Williams

Relating to access by a public institution of higher education to the criminal history record information of certain persons seeking to reside in on-campus housing.

Criminal Justice


SB 569 Jackson

Relating to the rates charged by certain conservation and reclamation districts for potable water or wastewater service to recreational vehicle parks.

Natural Resources


SB 570 Shapiro

Relating to beginning teacher induction and mentoring programs for public schools.

Education


SB 572 Nichols/ Gallegos/ Patrick

Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity to provide water or sewer utility service.

Natural Resources


SB 573 Nichols/ Gallegos/ Patrick

Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer services.

Natural Resources


SB 574 Van de Putte

Relating to the requirement and study of insurance coverage for serious emotional disturbance of a child.

State Affairs


SB 575 Van de Putte

Relating to the expansion of the Women's Health Program demonstration project and implementation of related outreach activities.

Health & Human Services


SB 576 Eltife

Relating to reports filed with the comptroller regarding certain alcoholic beverage sales.

Business & Commerce


SB 577 Duncan

Relating to the use of facsimile signatures for certain documents involving certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 578 Fraser

Relating to the testimony of children in criminal cases.

Criminal Justice


SB 579 Hegar

Relating to the total benefit amount under a prepaid funeral contract.

Business & Commerce


SB 580 Hegar

Relating to community assistance and economic development program activities of the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority.

Economic Development


SB 581 Nichols

Relating to the authority and powers of regional mobility authorities.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 582 Harris

Relating to service of process on certain domestic and foreign entities for the collection of delinquent property taxes.

Jurisprudence


SB 583 Nichols

Relating to the criminal penalty for failure of a trustee to pay the beneficiaries of the trust the purchase price for timber sold by the trustee.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 584 Nichols

Relating to the unauthorized harvesting of standing timber; providing for the imposition of a criminal penalty.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 585 Watson

Relating to programs, services, and information related to women's health, family planning, and human sexuality.

Health & Human Services


SB 586 Davis

Relating to proof that is acceptable for identifying individuals acknowledging written instruments.

Jurisprudence


SB 587 Uresti

Relating to jurisdiction in certain proceedings brought by the attorney general with respect to charitable trusts.

Jurisprudence


SB 589 Uresti

Relating to appraisal review board members.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 590 Estes

Relating to retainage under certain construction contracts.

Business & Commerce


SB 591 Carona

Relating to the office of public insurance counsel's authority to initiate a hearing on or object to insurance rates or rate filings.

Business & Commerce


SB 592 Williams

Relating to the powers and duties of the state auditor's office.

State Affairs


SB 593 West

Relating to disproportionate disciplinary action by school districts against students of a particular race or ethnicity or students enrolled in a special education program.

Education


SB 594 Van de Putte

Relating to certain procedures applicable to electronic prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances.

Health & Human Services


SB 595 Ellis

Relating to the hours of sale for liquor.

Business & Commerce


SB 596 Shapiro

Relating to transition planning for a public school student receiving special education services.

Education


SB 597 Shapiro

Relating to the guarantee of open-enrollment charter school bonds by the permanent school fund.

Education


SB 598 Ellis

Relating to limits on the size of prekindergarten classes in public schools.

Education


SB 599 Ellis

Relating to the availability of free prekindergarten programs in public schools.

Education


SB 600 Rodriguez

Relating to a prohibition on law enforcement inquiries regarding the nationality or immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense.

Criminal Justice


SB 601 Rodriguez

Relating to the authority of the El Paso County Hospital District to employ and commission peace officers.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 603 Rodriguez

Relating to the filing and posting on the Internet of reports of political contributions and expenditures required in connection with the office of member of the board of trustees of certain school districts.

State Affairs


SB 604 Rodriguez

Relating to the execution of lawful process by county jailers.

Criminal Justice


SB 605 Rodriguez

Relating to the creation of an appellate judicial system for the Eighth Court of Appeals District.

Jurisprudence


SB 606 Rodriguez

Relating to court costs imposed on conviction and deposited to the courthouse security fund.

Criminal Justice


SB 607 Rodriguez

Relating to the assessment of court costs on conviction of a Class C misdemeanor in certain justice courts.

Criminal Justice


SB 608 Rodriguez

Relating to the regulation of fireworks by counties; imposing a criminal penalty.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 609 Rodriguez

Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges and from related ordinances, resolutions, and rules.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 610 Rodriguez

Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.

Health & Human Services


SB 611 Rodriguez

Relating to the child health plan program.

Finance


SB 612 Rodriguez

Relating to examination requirements for certain applicants for a license to practice medicine.

Health & Human Services


SB 613 Rodriguez

Relating to educational requirements for licensing as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist and to reciprocity for audiologists licensed in other states.

Health & Human Services


SB 614 Rodriguez

Relating to the creation of the State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission and the residential placement of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 615 Rodriguez

Relating to requiring a retail seller of motor vehicle tires to render certain tires unusable; providing a civil penalty.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 616 Rodriguez

Relating to the sale or transportation of certain desert plants; providing a penalty.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 617 Rodriguez

Relating to a manifest system to record the transportation of certain liquid wastes.

Natural Resources


SB 618 Rodriguez

Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain solar energy devices.

Finance


SB 620 Nelson

Relating to the reporting of health care-associated infections and preventable adverse events.

Health & Human Services


SB 621 Nelson

Relating to the authorized activities of a winery permit holder.

Business & Commerce


SB 622 Nelson

Relating to the privacy of protected health information and personal information; providing civil and criminal penalties.

Health & Human Services


SB 623 Whitmire

Relating to the disqualification of a district or county attorney who is the subject of a criminal investigation.

Criminal Justice


SB 625 Wentworth

Relating to authorizing the county clerk in certain counties to conduct a marriage ceremony and collect a related fee.

Jurisprudence


SB 626 Carona

Relating to lottery winnings, including assignment of winnings, periodic payments of winnings, and the deduction of child support delinquency amounts from winnings.

State Affairs


SB 627 Davis

Relating to the participation by certain taxing units in tax increment financing and the payment of tax increments into the tax increment fund for a reinvestment zone.

Economic Development


SB 628 Duncan

Relating to the authority of the Childress County Hospital District to provide facilities and services for persons who are elderly or disabled; providing authority to issue bonds and notes.

Health & Human Services


SB 629 Hegar

Relating to the Ranch at Clear Fork Creek Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 630 Hegar

Relating to the Ranch at Clear Fork Creek Municipal Utility District No. 2; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 631 Hinojosa

Relating to statutory references to the common electronic infrastructure project formerly known as TexasOnline.

Government Organization


SB 632 Hinojosa

Relating to the application of the Information Resources Management Act to public junior colleges and public junior college districts.

Government Organization


Committee re-referral on the following:


SB 349 Eltife

Relating to the hotel occupancy tax rate in certain municipalities.

Re-referred from Finance to Intergovernmental Relations


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