Senate Floor Action for 3/1/2011

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Tuesday

March 1, 2011




The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 225 Ogden/ Hinojosa

Recognizing the Boys and Girls Clubs of Texas for the valuable contribution they make to the young people of this state.


SR 365 Hinojosa/ Lucio/ Zaffirini

Recognizing March 1, 2011, as Coastal Bend Day at the State Capitol.


SR 407 West/ Carona/ Shapiro

Recognizing March 1, 2011, as City of Dallas Day at the State Capitol.


Committee referral on the following:


SJR 27 Patrick

Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes, to reduce public school district property taxes, and to fund the state's rainy day fund.

Finance


SCR 18 Hegar

Designating a portion of the city of Gonzales as the official Texas History Museum District.

Administration


SB 650 Hegar

Relating to management of certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 773 Zaffirini

Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers.

Business & Commerce


SB 774 Zaffirini

Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers from the payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 775 Zaffirini

Relating to establishing a participant-directed Medicaid waiver pilot program.

Health & Human Services


SB 776 Zaffirini

Relating to customs brokers.

Finance


SB 777 Williams

Relating to re-creating the scholarship trust fund for fifth-year accounting students as a trust fund outside the treasury.

Higher Education


SB 778 Williams

Relating to the inclusion of professional staff who educate students with disabilities on district-level and campus-level planning and decision-making committees.

Education


SB 779 Whitmire

Relating to a central database containing information about certain persons who have been convicted of or received a grant of deferred adjudication for certain offenses involving animal cruelty; providing a criminal penalty.

Criminal Justice


SB 780 West

Relating to the creation of an instant-ticket lottery game with revenue dedicated to the TEXAS grant program.

State Affairs


SB 781 Carona

Relating to the functions and responsibilities of certain legislative oversight committees.

Business & Commerce


SB 782 Carona

Relating to uniform law on secured transactions.

Business & Commerce


SB 783 Hinojosa

Relating to the authority of certain counties to provide health care services.

International Relations & Trade


SB 784 Hinojosa

Relating to librarians employed by school districts.

Education


SB 785 Harris

Relating to the termination of the parent-child relationship and the duty to pay child support in circumstances involving mistaken paternity.

Jurisprudence


SB 786 Harris

Relating to procedures for establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support obligations.

Jurisprudence


SB 787 Harris

Relating to the admissibility of certain hearsay statements of a child in hearings on an application for a protective order.

Jurisprudence


SB 788 Harris

Relating to certain statutory references to the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Jurisprudence


SB 789 Harris

Relating to the duration of a protective order against family violence.

Jurisprudence


SB 790 Harris

Relating to a tenant's failure to pay rent during an appeal of an eviction for nonpayment of rent.

Jurisprudence


SB 791 Duncan

Relating to the delivery of proposed state agency rules to the lieutenant governor, a member of the legislature, or a legislative agency.

State Affairs


SB 792 Duncan

Relating to the duties of the secretary of state.

State Affairs


SB 793 Nelson

Relating to incentives to recruit and retain allied health education program faculty.

Higher Education


SB 794 Nelson

Relating to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs.

Higher Education


SB 795 Nelson

Relating to regulation of nurse aides.

Health & Human Services


SB 797 Nelson

Relating to objective assessment processes for acute nursing services and certain other services provided under the Medicaid program.

Health & Human Services


SB 798 Nelson

Relating to the amounts of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain health facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 799 Nelson

Relating to the definition of "first sale" for purposes of the taxes imposed on certain liquor.

Business & Commerce


SB 800 Duncan

Relating to a workers' compensation data collection agent designated by the commissioner of workers' compensation.

State Affairs


SB 801 Hegar

Relating to the authority of the seawall commission in Matagorda County to build and maintain recreational facilities near the seawall.

Natural Resources


SB 802 Hegar

Relating to allowing the Aransas County Commissioners Court to charge interest on assessments for certain county road improvements.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 803 Hegar

Relating to venue projects in certain counties.

Economic Development


SB 804 Hegar

Relating to the use of revenue from the hotel occupancy tax by certain counties.

Economic Development


SB 805 Lucio

Relating to the licensing and regulation of medical laboratory science professionals; providing penalties.

Health & Human Services


SB 806 Hinojosa

Relating to considering ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.

State Affairs


SB 807 Seliger

Relating to the authority of the office of injured employee counsel under the workers' compensation program to obtain grant funding.

State Affairs


SB 808 Seliger

Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of breach of computer security.

Criminal Justice


SB 809 Seliger

Relating to judicial review in district court of certain workers' compensation disputes.

State Affairs


SB 810 Hinojosa

Relating to the boundaries of the Ingleside Cove Wildlife Sanctuary.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 811 Zaffirini

Relating to the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine.

Criminal Justice


SB 812 Zaffirini

Relating to the service retirement benefits of certain retirees who resume employment within the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

State Affairs


SB 813 Gallegos

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 814 Davis

Relating to the deposit and use of certain revenue received by the Texas Department of Transportation and metropolitan planning organizations from certain transportation projects or systems.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 815 Lucio

Relating to the funding of port security, facility projects, and port studies.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 816 Lucio

Relating to the appointment and recommendations of the Border Trade Advisory Committee.

International Relations & Trade


SB 817 Harris

Relating to the division of community property on dissolution of marriage.

Jurisprudence


SB 818 Harris

Relating to certain temporary orders in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship during a parent's military deployment.

Jurisprudence


SB 819 Harris

Relating to family violence and protective orders.

Jurisprudence


SB 820 Harris

Relating to a court order for the possession of or access to a child under three years of age.

Jurisprudence


SB 821 Watson

Relating to the authority of the Travis County Healthcare District to make capital or financial contributions to charitable organizations.

Health & Human Services


SB 822 Watson

Relating to expedited credentialing of certain physicians by managed care plans.

State Affairs


SB 823 Carona

Relating to required instruction regarding mental illness and substance abuse for certain judges and attorneys.

Jurisprudence


SB 824 Lucio

Relating to the coordination of rural and small community initiatives.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 825 Lucio

Relating to the provision of affordable housing in rural communities and small municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 826 Lucio

Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of certain programs for rural economic development.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 827 Patrick

Relating to the child health plan and medical assistance programs.

Health & Human Services


SB 828 Patrick

Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenues.

Finance


SB 830 Patrick

Relating to the use of customs brokers to obtain a refund of sales and use taxes and to the retention of the $1 million total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.

Finance


SB 831 Rodriguez

Relating to considering ownership interests of certain disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.

State Affairs


SB 832 Rodriguez

Relating to voter eligibility and registration in El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1.

Natural Resources


SB 833 Uresti

Relating to the election of the board of directors of the Crockett County Water Control and Improvement District.

Natural Resources


SB 834 Deuell

Relating to the update of discounted telecommunication services provided to educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and health centers.

Business & Commerce


SB 835 Deuell

Relating to prevention, treatment, and management of concussions affecting public and private school students participating in interscholastic athletics.

Education


SB 836 Ellis

Relating to the amount of the discount allowed for prepayment of sales and use taxes and the allocation of certain revenue from those taxes.

Finance


SB 837 Ellis

Relating to certain reimbursements provided for the collection of sales and use taxes.

Finance


SB 838 Patrick

Relating to the penalty for driving while intoxicated.

Criminal Justice


SB 839 Patrick

Relating to the presence of minors in certain alcoholic beverage establishments; providing penalties.

Criminal Justice


SB 840 Patrick

Relating to the issues at a hearing for a person whose driver's license is administratively suspended for refusal to consent to the taking of a specimen following an arrest for certain intoxication offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 841 Patrick

Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of breach of computer security.

Criminal Justice


SB 842 Patrick

Relating to requiring the use of an ignition interlock device on conviction of certain intoxication offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 843 Patrick

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of failure to identify.

Criminal Justice


SB 844 Patrick

Relating to the offense of escape from custody by a person lawfully detained.

Criminal Justice


SB 845 Patrick

Relating to the filing of a copy of certain records related to the release of accused persons on personal bond.

Criminal Justice


SB 847 Patrick

Relating to the authority of certain hospital districts to contract for the performance of administrative functions and services.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 848 Patrick

Relating to ambulatory surgical centers and to the provision of services at those centers by certain designated physician groups.

Health & Human Services


SB 849 Duncan

Relating to certain election practices and procedures.

State Affairs


SB 850 Zaffirini

Relating to formula funding for certain semester credit hours earned for dual course credit.

Higher Education


SB 851 Zaffirini

Relating to a uniform deadline for student financial assistance for public institutions of higher education other than public junior colleges.

Higher Education


SB 852 Ellis/ Van de Putte

Relating to health education curriculum and instruction in public schools.

Education


SB 853 Watson

Relating to a restriction on permits authorizing direct discharges of waste or pollutants into water in certain areas associated with the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer.

Natural Resources


SB 854 Duncan

Relating to notice provided to affected landowners of applications for transmission line certificates of convenience and necessity by electric utilities.

Business & Commerce


SB 855 Duncan

Relating to assistance provided by the Office of Public Utility Counsel to interested parties on certain electricity matters involving certificates of convenience and necessity.

Business & Commerce


SB 856 Van de Putte

Relating to consent to certain medical treatments by a surrogate decision-maker on behalf of certain inmates.

Health & Human Services


SB 857 Van de Putte

Relating to the authority of a dental hygienist to provide services in certain facilities and schools.

Health & Human Services


SB 859 Duncan/ Hegar/ Nelson

Relating to small and large employer health group cooperatives.

State Affairs


SB 860 Rodriguez

Relating to the power and authority of the El Paso County Hospital District to employ physicians, dentists, and other health care providers.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 861 Rodriguez

Relating to the enforcement of building code standards for new residential construction in the unincorporated area of a county; providing a fee.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 862 Rodriguez

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of disorderly conduct involving unreasonable noise.

Criminal Justice


SB 863 Rodriguez

Relating to creation of an offense of bullying of a school district employee by a student.

Education


SB 864 Rodriguez

Relating to the services included in a retail price list provided by a funeral establishment.

Business & Commerce


SB 865 Van de Putte

Relating to the payment of state funds directly to an entity that conducts a primary election under contract in certain counties.

State Affairs


SB 866 Deuell

Relating to the education of public school students with dyslexia, the education and training of educators who teach students with dyslexia, and the assessment of students with dyslexia attending an institution of higher education.

Education


SB 867 Deuell

Relating to testing accommodations for a person with dyslexia taking a licensing examination administered by a state agency.

Government Organization


SB 868 Lucio

Relating to severance payments to superintendents of independent school districts.

Education


SB 869 Lucio

Relating to the requirement that a member of the board of trustees of an independent school district file a financial disclosure statement.

State Affairs


SB 870 Lucio

Relating to notifying parents of changes to school district policy.

Education


SB 871 Lucio

Relating to stay of requirement to provide refunds or discounts on excessive or unfairly discriminatory residential property premium rates.

Business & Commerce


SB 872 Shapiro

Relating to the study of productivity and cost-effectiveness in public education.

Education


SB 873 Duncan

Relating to rate and damage schedules governing certain easements or other interests in land of The University of Texas System.

Higher Education


SB 874 Fraser

Relating to establishing a separate provider type for prosthetic and orthotic providers under the medical assistance program.

Health & Human Services


SB 875 Fraser

Relating to compliance with state and federal environmental permits.

Natural Resources


SB 876 Watson

Relating to the fee for a personal identification certificate for a homeless individual.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 877 Hinojosa

Relating to a verification of the incarceration of an accused person in a criminal case for the purpose of discharging a surety's liability on a bail bond.

Criminal Justice


SB 878 Whitmire

Relating to a defendant's release on a personal bond or bail bond.

Criminal Justice


SB 879 Whitmire

Relating to a local community supervision and corrections department monitoring certain conditions of bond and the administrative fees associated with certain department services.

Criminal Justice


SB 880 Whitmire

Relating to the operation of pretrial intervention and certain other programs by a community supervision and corrections department.

Criminal Justice


SB 881 Whitmire

Relating to the liability of a criminal defendant and the defendant's sureties on a personal bond or bail bond.

Criminal Justice


SB 882 Whitmire

Relating to the filing of a copy of certain records related to the release of accused persons on personal bond.

Criminal Justice


SB 883 Whitmire

Relating to awarding credit to an inmate for certain time between release on and revocation of parole, mandatory supervision, or conditional pardon.

Criminal Justice


SB 884 Whitmire

Relating to the retention of good conduct time by an inmate whose release on parole or to mandatory supervision is revoked.

Criminal Justice


SB 885 Whitmire

Relating to the designation of certain inspector generals of municipalities as peace officers.

Criminal Justice


SB 886 Carona

Relating to the execution docket and other records of certain court clerks.

Jurisprudence


SB 887 Carona

Relating to the penalty for theft of an automated teller machine or the contents or components of an automated teller machine.

Criminal Justice


SB 888 Carona

Relating to the authority of a regional transportation authority to create a local government corporation.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 889 Carona

Relating to assignment of rents to holders of certain security interests in real property.

Business & Commerce


SB 890 Carona

Relating to certain promotional activities for certain alcoholic beverage permit holders.

Business & Commerce


SB 892 Carona

Relating to the approval of designs, plans, and specifications of industrialized housing and buildings.

Business & Commerce


SB 893 Whitmire

Relating to motor fuel quality and testing.

Natural Resources


SB 894 Duncan/ Seliger/ West

Relating to the employment of physicians by certain hospitals.

State Affairs


SB 895 Zaffirini

Relating to the regulation of equine dental care providers; providing penalties.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 896 Estes

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to certain family members of a person who dies while serving in the United States armed forces.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 897 Hegar

Relating to fishing tournament fraud; providing penalties.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 899 Ogden

Relating to the legislature's consent or approval of a settlement of a claim or action against this state.

Finance


SB 900 Gallegos

Relating to the Aldine Improvement District; providing authority to impose a tax.

Intergovernmental Relations