Senate Floor Action for 4/6/2011



April 6, 2011

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

SB 28 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 122 (CS)Ellis/ et al.

Relating to postconviction forensic DNA analysis.

SB 324 (LC)Jackson

Relating to the course levels offered by the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

SB 701 (LC)Watson

Relating to high-value data sets of state agencies posted on the Internet.

SB 1087 (CS)Carona

Relating to state-issued certificates of franchise authority to provide cable service and video service.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 1094 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez

Relating to the availability of online testing for high school equivalency examinations.

SB 1098 (LC)Huffman

Relating to certain offenses involving unauthorized recordings.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1501 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to energy and efficiency conservation programs administered by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 713 Fraser

Recognizing April 6, 2011, as Burnet County Day at the State Capitol.

SR 717 Lucio

Welcoming members of the Texas Catholic Conference delegation and recognizing April 6, 2011, as Texas Catholic Conference Advocacy Day at the State Capitol.

HCR 128 Aliseda/ Sheets/ Taylor, Van/ Garza SP: Zaffirini

In memory of U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Jose Luis Saenz III of Pleasanton.


The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations with the exception of Charles Eugene Roy, Office of State-Federal Relations.