Senate Floor Action for 3/8/2011

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Tuesday

March 8, 2011




The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 413 Hinojosa

Recognizing March 8, 2011, as Edinburg Day at the State Capitol.


SR 435 Shapiro/ Estes

Recognizing March 8, 2011, as Collin County Day at the State Capitol.


SR 452 Uresti

Recognizing March 8, 2011, as Crockett County Day at the State Capitol.


Committee referral on the following:


SJR 28 Rodriguez

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes to fund the development and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities.

Natural Resources


SJR 29 Ogden

Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the provision of free textbooks to students attending private primary and secondary schools in this state.

Finance


SJR 30 Ogden

Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from any increases in taxes on motor fuel to the repayment of certain transportation-related state debt.

Finance


SJR 37 Van de Putte

Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the provision that requires the automatic resignation of certain county, municipal, or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office.

State Affairs


SB 17 Carona

Relating to the regulation of residential mortgage loan servicers; providing an administrative penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 25 Nelson/ Huffman

Relating to the Interstate Health Care Compact.

State Affairs


SB 273 Uresti

Relating to the powers and duties of certain public improvement districts.

Natural Resources


SB 652 Hegar

Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.

Government Organization


SB 653 Whitmire/ Hegar/ Hinojosa

Relating to abolishing the Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and transferring the powers and duties of those agencies to the newly created Texas Juvenile Justice Department and to the functions of the independent ombudsman for the Texas Youth Commission.

Government Organization


SB 654 Whitmire/ Hegar

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Public Finance Authority.

Government Organization


SB 655 Hegar

Relating to the abolition of the Railroad Commission of Texas, the creation of the Texas Oil and Gas Commission, and the transfer of the powers and duties of the railroad commission to the oil and gas commission.

Government Organization


SB 829 Patrick

Relating to the provision of certain professional services by certain governmental entities.

State Affairs


SB 901 Hegar

Relating to approval from the Department of State Health Services for disposal of ambulances purchased with certain grant funds.

Health & Human Services


SB 902 Patrick

Relating to participation by private school students in University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.

Education


SB 903 Patrick/ Hinojosa

Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 904 Patrick/ Birdwell/ Hinojosa/ Ogden/ Uresti

Relating to the eligibility of certain overseas voters to receive a full ballot.

State Affairs


SB 905 Patrick/ Deuell/ Hegar/ Hinojosa/ Seliger/ et al.

Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to statewide elected officials, certain current and former members of the legislature, and certain state employees.

Criminal Justice


SB 906 Patrick

Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Medical Board.

Health & Human Services


SB 907 Seliger

Relating to the management, operation, rulemaking authority, and oversight of groundwater conservation districts.

Natural Resources


SB 909 Nichols

Relating to the discharge of a surety's liability on a bail bond in a criminal case.

Criminal Justice


SB 910 Lucio

Relating to certain state attorneys called into active duty military service.

Jurisprudence


SB 911 Lucio

Relating to the investigation of firefighters and police officers.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 913 Estes

Relating to the transmission of records regarding over-the-counter sales of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and norpseudoephedrine and a person's civil liability for certain acts arising from the sale of those products.

Criminal Justice


SB 914 Wentworth

Relating to the applicability to certain regional water districts of provisions concerning bond approval by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources


SB 915 Wentworth

Relating to the ad valorem taxation of manufactured homes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 916 Wentworth

Relating to ad valorem tax lien transfers.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 917 Wentworth

Relating to emergency service districts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 918 Wentworth

Relating to immunity for reporting insurance fraud.

Business & Commerce


SB 919 Ellis

Relating to the adoption of the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.

State Affairs


SB 920 Deuell

Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas.

Business & Commerce


SB 921 Deuell

Relating to regulation of traffic in a conservation and reclamation district by a commissioners court.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 922 Deuell

Relating to the designation of a segment of State Highway 243 in Van Zandt County as the Veterans Memorial Parkway.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 923 Deuell

Relating to certain premises that may be covered by a winery permit.

Business & Commerce


SB 925 Ellis/ Gallegos

Relating to judicial review of a decision to terminate certain federal housing assistance.

Jurisprudence


SB 926 Watson

Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 927 Watson

Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 2; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 928 Watson

Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 3; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 929 Watson

Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 4; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 930 Watson

Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 5; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 931 Williams

Relating to the determination of incompetency in criminal cases.

Criminal Justice


SB 932 Williams

Relating to oyster shells and an oyster shell recovery and replacement program.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 933 Ellis

Relating to the electronic submission of certain documents to the attorney general and the submission of certain documents by the attorney general; imposing certain fees.

Open Government, Select


SB 934 Williams

Relating to the enforcement of tax laws; providing a criminal penalty.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 935 Seliger

Relating to the method of delivery of certain notices sent by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Open Government, Select


SB 936 Williams

Relating to the law governing the Lower Neches Valley Authority; providing authority to issue bonds.

Natural Resources


SB 938 Lucio

Relating to required workers' compensation insurance coverage for building and construction contractors.

State Affairs


SB 939 Lucio

Relating to creating an offense for engaging in certain conduct relating to cockfighting and to the criminal and civil consequences of committing that offense.

Criminal Justice


SB 941 Watson

Relating to a study regarding school district practices in selecting sites for new school campuses.

Education


SB 942 Watson

Relating to the creation and financing of the Lakeway Regional Medical Center Defined Area in Travis County Water Control and Improvement District No. 17; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 944 Jackson

Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to make recommendations to the commissioner of insurance regarding certain automobile insurance claims.

Business & Commerce


SB 945 Patrick

Relating to authorizing a public junior college to award an associate degree to a student enrolled in a four-year public institution of higher education who previously attended the junior college.

Higher Education


SB 946 Patrick

Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the public school finance system.

Education


SB 947 Patrick

Relating to granting limited state law enforcement authority to certain criminal investigators of the United States and to other federal law enforcement personnel.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 949 Ellis

Relating to the first day of instruction in certain school districts that provide additional days of instruction financed with local funds.

Education


SB 951 Davis

Relating to the registration and compulsory inspection of certain street rods and custom vehicles.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 952 Davis

Relating to the use of electronic means for the delivery of ad valorem tax bills to certain property owners and agents.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 953 Whitmire

Relating to the conditions for granting an occupational license to certain persons, the monitoring of those persons by a local community supervision and corrections department, and the fees associated with department services.

Criminal Justice


SB 954 Gallegos

Relating to the authority of certain counties to appoint, contract for, or employ physicians, dentists, or other health care providers for county jails.

Criminal Justice


SB 955 Gallegos

Relating to the authority of counties to appoint, contract for, or employ physicians, dentists, or other health care providers for county jails.

Criminal Justice


SB 956 Seliger

Relating to the creation of the Northern Dallam County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

Natural Resources


SB 957 Birdwell

Relating to the clarification of terminology relating to the Waco Center for Youth.

Health & Human Services


SB 958 Wentworth

Relating to the regulation of dangerous wild animals.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


SB 959 Wentworth

Relating to toll collection and enforcement.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 960 Wentworth

Relating to the waiver of the disqualification of a convicted felon from serving as independent executor of a decedent's estate.

Jurisprudence


SB 962 Uresti

Relating to the conduct of investigations, prepayment reviews, and payment holds in cases of suspected fraud, waste, or abuse in the provision of health and human services.

Health & Human Services


SB 963 Uresti

Relating to certification of a person as eligible for disabled parking privileges.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 964 Uresti

Relating to the punishment for theft and certain fraud offenses committed against a disabled individual.

Criminal Justice


SB 965 Uresti

Relating to the creation of the Bureau for Economic Development of the Border Region.

International Relations & Trade


SB 966 Uresti

Relating to high school diplomas for certain military veterans.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 967 Nelson

Relating to the use of telemonitoring in the medical assistance program.

Health & Human Services


SB 968 Nelson

Relating to certain costs used to fund court-appointed volunteer advocate programs.

Criminal Justice


SB 969 Nelson

Relating to the establishment of the Public Health Funding and Policy Advisory Committee within the Department of State Health Services.

Health & Human Services


SB 970 Rodriguez

Relating to information included in a searchable state revenue and expenditure database maintained by the comptroller.

Finance


SB 971 Hinojosa

Relating to an emergency public service messaging network.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 972 Hinojosa

Relating to the taking of a defendant's bail bond by county jailers.

Criminal Justice


SB 973 Hinojosa

Relating to the reformation of the sentences of juveniles convicted of capital felonies after being transferred to criminal court.

Criminal Justice


SB 974 Hinojosa

Relating to permitted uses of image comparison technology by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 975 Hinojosa

Relating to the operation of dropout recovery programs by certain public junior colleges in partnership with school districts.

Education


SB 976 Hinojosa

Relating to the supervised reentry into the community of certain inmates nearing their date of discharge from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice


SB 977 Hinojosa

Relating to the imposition and use of the municipal hotel occupancy tax by certain eligible central municipalities.

Economic Development


SB 978 Hinojosa

Relating to procedures for the dissolution of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 980 Carona

Relating to communications services and markets.

Business & Commerce


SB 982 Carona

Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to extended service areas and toll-free local calling areas.

Business & Commerce


SB 983 Carona

Relating to the elimination of certain requirements for certain customer-specific communications contracts.

Business & Commerce


SB 984 Carona

Relating to the elimination of certain tariff filing requirements for telecommunications providers.

Business & Commerce


SB 985 Carona

Relating to the regulation of Voice over Internet Protocol service.

Business & Commerce


SB 986 Carona

Relating to deregulation of certain telecommunications markets and companies.

Business & Commerce


SB 987 Hegar

Relating to the term of office and qualifications for a director of the Colorado County Groundwater Conservation District.

Natural Resources


SB 988 Van de Putte

Relating to the creation of a cybersecurity, education, and economic development council.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 989 Eltife

Relating to the replacement or transfer of certain retail wine stock sold for off-premises consumption.

Business & Commerce


SB 990 Carona

Relating to regulation of high occupancy vehicle lanes operated, managed, or maintained by a regional transportation authority; providing penalties.

Transportation & Homeland Security


SB 991 Carona

Relating to the administration of the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas emerging technology fund and of awards from those funds.

Economic Development


SB 992 Lucio

Relating to allocation of loans made under the owner-builder loan program.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 993 Uresti

Relating to certain arrangements to provide care for a child during an investigation of abuse or neglect.

Health & Human Services


SB 994 Ogden

Relating to imposing costs on conviction in certain drug cases to support law enforcement.

Criminal Justice


SB 995 Fraser

Relating to the sale of souvenir bottles of distilled spirits by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.

Business & Commerce


SB 996 Nichols

Relating to establishing a pill splitting program to reduce health plan costs for certain public employees.

State Affairs


SB 997 Shapiro

Relating to the public inspection of an application for a ballot to be voted early by mail.

State Affairs


SB 998 Seliger

Relating to the creation of a groundwater conservation district in a priority groundwater management area.

Natural Resources


SB 999 Eltife

Relating to maximizing federal funding of extended unemployment benefits.

Economic Development


SB 1000 Eltife/ Hinojosa/ Van de Putte/ Williams

Relating to self-directed and semi-independent status of the Texas Real Estate Commission; making an appropriation.

Business & Commerce


SB 1278 Ogden

Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.

Finance