Senate Floor Action for 3/30/2011



March 30, 2011

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

SB 158 (LC)Williams

Relating to the fraudulent obtaining of a controlled substance from a practitioner; providing a penalty.

SB 159 (LC)Williams

Relating to the diversion of a controlled substance by certain persons who have access to the substance by virtue of the persons' profession or employment; providing penalties.

SB 246 (CS)Shapiro

Relating to toll collection services provided by a regional tollway authority.

SB 290 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to including a personal financial literacy component in public school mathematics instruction.

SB 331 (CS) (LC)Shapiro/ Estes/ Fraser/ Harris/ Huffman/ et al.

Relating to designating certain synthetic cannabinoids as controlled substances under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; providing penalties and establishing certain criminal consequences or procedures.

SB 332 (CS)Fraser/ et al.

Relating to the vested ownership interest in groundwater beneath the surface of land, the right to produce that groundwater, and the management of groundwater in this state.

SB 377 Huffman/ Patrick/ et al.

Relating to the murder of a child as a capital offense.

SB 473 (CS)West/ et al.

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

1 Floor Amendment

SB 544 (LC)Seliger/ et al.

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

SB 646 (CS) (LC)Nichols/ Hegar

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

SB 737 (CS)Hegar

Relating to the management of groundwater production by groundwater conservation districts.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 575 Williams/ Nichols

Recognizing March 30, 2011, as Montgomery County Day at the State Capitol.

SR 651 Huffman

Recognizing March 30, 2011, as Pachyderm Day at the State Capitol.

The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.