Senate Floor Action for 2/28/2011



February 28, 2011

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 214 Duncan

Congratulating the Idalou High School football team on winning the 2010 UIL Class 2A Division 2 state championship.

SR 279 Van de Putte

Commending Dan Leija on being named State Teacher of the Year.

SR 323 Gallegos

Recognizing the students, faculty, and staff of Devry University for their commitment to excellence in education.

SR 340 Uresti

Recognizing February 28, 2011, as Val Verde County Day at the Capitol.

SR 349 West

Recognizing February 28, 2011, as The Links, Incorporated, Day at the State Capitol.

SR 359 West

Recognizing February 28, 2011, as Alpha Kappa Alpha Day at the State Capitol.

SR 380 Williams

Recognizing the Hughen Center in Port Arthur on its 75th anniversary.

SR 381 Williams

Recognizing February 28 through March 1, 2011, as Golden Triangle Days at the State Capitol.

SR 382 Williams

Recognizing the Texas Bar-B-Q Festival Cook-off as a Texas State Barbecue Championship competition.

SR 387 Seliger

Recognizing the honorees of the 2011 Texas Medal of Arts Awards.

SR 403 Watson

In memory of Emma Jackson Long of Austin.

SR 404 Watson

In memory of Sue Brandt McBee of Austin.

SCR 19 Van de Putte

Commending the doctors, educators, and parents who participate in the Reach Out and Read program.

SCR 22 Ellis

Recognizing February 28, 2011, as Texas Southern University Day at the State Capitol.

Committee referral on the following:

SCR 20 Fraser

Urging the United States Congress to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases for stationary sources.

Natural Resources

SB 21 Williams

Relating to the establishment of a voluntary compensation plan as an alternative to litigation.

State Affairs

SB 473 West

Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs.


SB 550 Eltife

Relating to the required public notice of the names of a certain number of finalists for the position of superintendent of a public school district.

Open Government, Select

SB 588 Uresti

Relating to a documented member of the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas hunting certain deer.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

SB 624 Whitmire

Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program.


SB 645 Nichols/ Hegar

Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board.

Government Organization

SB 646 Nichols/ Hegar

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Forest Service.

Government Organization

SB 647 Hegar

Relating to the continuation and operation of the office of public insurance counsel.

Government Organization

SB 651 Huffman/ Hegar

Relating to the continuation and functions of the office of injured employee counsel under the workers' compensation program.

Government Organization

SB 796 Nelson

Relating to reporting on the prevention and treatment of diabetes in the state.

Health & Human Services

SB 912 West/ Davis/ Duncan/ Shapiro

Relating to temporary modification under certain circumstances of procedures authorized for the nonrenewal of public school teacher term contracts.