Senate Floor Action for 3/28/2011



March 28, 2011

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

SB 38 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the inclusion of certain private postsecondary educational institutions and career schools and colleges in the higher education accountability system of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 58 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the designation of segments of State Highway 359, State Highway 16, and State Highway 285 as the Veterans of the Korean War Memorial Highway.

SB 587 (LC)Uresti

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

SB 728 (LC)Seliger

Relating to a groundwater conservation district's recovery of expenses in closing or capping a well.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 766 (CS)Estes/ et al.

Relating to the liability of a sport shooting range and the regulation of firearms, ammunition, firearm supplies, and sport shooting ranges.

3 Floor Amendments

SB 864 (LC)Rodriguez

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

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 574 Williams

Commending Gabriel Thomas McDowell and Drew Christian McDowell on their initiative in learning about the legislative process.

SR 623 Williams

Recognizing March 28, 2011, as Leadership Southeast Texas Day at the State Capitol.

Committee referral on the following:

SJR 4 Hinojosa/ Fraser/ Hegar

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board.


SR 506 Rodriguez

Expressing support for the conservation of Castner Range.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SCR 34 Duncan

Congratulating the City of Lamesa on the occasion of its first Original Chicken-Fried Steak Festival.


SCR 35 Wentworth

Designating western swing as the official State Music of Texas.


SCR 36 Williams/ Fraser/ Hinojosa/ Huffman/ Lucio/ et al.

Urging the members of the Texas congressional delegation to provide to the legislature a cost analysis of the exact funding necessary for full enforcement of all immigration laws in Texas and to immediately report back to the legislature as to the status of that funding and directing the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house to send a delegation of members from both chambers to meet with members of Congress and members of the executive branch to discuss the border security crisis.

Transportation & Homeland Security

SCR 37 Hinojosa

Designating August 7 as Purple Heart Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2011.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SCR 38 Hinojosa

Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to provide for a joint interim legislative study on the availability of medical treatment for patients with Lyme disease in Texas.


SB 1878 Deuell/ et al.

Relating to the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly.

Health & Human Services

SB 1879 Huffman

Relating to the option of providing electronic recordings of proceedings in the municipal court of record for the City of Houston.


SB 1883 West

Relating to the factors to be considered by the Board of Pardons and Paroles in establishing parole guidelines.

Criminal Justice

SB 1884 Wentworth

Relating to the marketing, hosting, and sale of specialty and personalized license plates.

Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 1885 Watson

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.

Transportation & Homeland Security

SB 1886 Deuell

Relating to the Fannin County Juvenile Board.


Committee re-referral on the following:

SB 988 Van de Putte

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

Re-referred from Transportation & Homeland Security to Economic Development