Senate Floor Action for 4/4/2011



April 4, 2011

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

SB 76 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to certain providers of subsidized child care.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 385 (LC)Williams/ et al.

Relating to the creation of an alternative fuel program to be funded by the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 497 (CS)Jackson/ et al.

Relating to notice of the construction or expansion of a wind-powered electric generation facility located near a federally owned or operated radar installation or military installation.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 655 (CS)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.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 871 (CS)Lucio

Relating to corrective action with regard to excessive or unfairly discriminatory residential property or personal automobile premium rates.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 875 (CS)Fraser

Relating to compliance with state and federal environmental permits as a defense to certain actions for nuisance or trespass.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 899 (LC)Ogden/ et al.

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

SB 990 (LC)Carona

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

SB 1034 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of their general elections.

SB 1133 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to a report by the Public Utility Commission of Texas on the ability of electric generators to respond to abnormal weather conditions.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1150 (LC)Seliger

Relating to requiring certain non-ERCOT utilities to comply with energy efficiency goals.

SB 1187 (LC)Watson

Relating to the effect of indexing notices of lis pendens.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 656 Shapiro/ Davis/ Lucio/ Nelson/ Rodriguez/ et al.

Recognizing April 2, 2011, as World Autism Day at the State Capitol.

SR 694 Harris/ Davis

Recognizing April 2011, as Scottish Heritage Month and celebrating National Tartan Day on April 6.

SR 695 Lucio/ Shapiro

Recognizing April 4, 2011, as Maggie's Hope Day at the State Capitol.

SR 700 Watson

Commending Brenda Sisco Vaughn on her outstanding service to the Texas Senate.

Committee referral on the following:

SB 1890 Rodriguez

Relating to the creation of the Montecillo Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1891 Hegar

Relating to the creation of North Fort Bend County Improvement District No. 1; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1 Pitts

General Appropriations Bill.


HB 4 Pitts/ Aycock/ Darby/ Zerwas/ Otto/ et al.

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


HB 74 Flynn/ Sheffield/ Landtroop/ Farias

Relating to persons authorized to control the disposition of the remains of certain members of the United States armed forces.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

HB 275 Pitts/ Giddings/ Otto/ Riddle/ Aycock/ et al.

Relating to making an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for expenditure during the current state fiscal biennium.


HB 367 Orr/ Shelton

Relating to the designation of State Highway 121 in Tarrant and Johnson Counties as the Chisholm Trail Parkway.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 699 Deshotel

Relating to the Port Authority Advisory Committee and funding of port security, transportation, and facility projects and port studies.

International Relations & Trade

HB 801 Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Beck

Relating to the territory and dissolution requirements of the Southern Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.

Natural Resources

HB 861 Patrick, Diane

Relating to membership of the state continuing advisory committee for special education services.


HB 1383 Quintanilla

Relating to the territory of the El Paso County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1409 Flynn

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

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1510 Hamilton

Relating to the regulation of manufactured housing.

Business & Commerce