Senate Floor Action for 4/18/2011



April 18, 2011

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

SB 266 (CS) (LC)Williams

Relating to notice required in connection with possessory liens on motor vehicles.

SB 843 Patrick

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of failure to identify.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1002 (LC)Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to the designation of program costs for providing bill payment assistance to certain military veterans as a necessary operating expense that is a first lien against revenue of certain electric and gas utilities' revenue securing certain public securities or obligations.

SB 1065 (CS)Williams

Relating to critical incident stress management and crisis response services.

SB 1132 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to the water rights permits issued to the Texas Water Development Board for the Allens Creek Reservoir.

SB 1420 (CS)Hinojosa/ Hegar/ Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; providing penalties.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 1568 (LC)Estes

Relating to shareholder standing after a merger.

SB 1617 (LC)Harris

Relating to the discretionary transfer from a juvenile court to a criminal court of certain alleged offenses arising out of a single criminal transaction.

SB 1618 (CS) (LC)Seliger/ et al.

Relating to reporting requirements of state agencies and school districts.

The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:

SB 152 Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses.

3 Floor Amendments

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 760 Shapiro

Recognizing Service Learning Adventures in North Texas.

SR 763 Hinojosa

Recognizing April 18, 2011, as Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi Day at the State Capitol.

SR 770 Patrick

Recognizing the 2011 class of Governor William P. Clements, Jr. Scholars, for their commitment to public service and public policy.

SR 795 Lucio

In memory of H. William Card of Harlingen.

SCR 42 Duncan SP: Truitt/ et al.

Recognizing Ronnie G. Jung on the occasion of his retirement as executive director of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

Committee referral on the following:

SJR 5 Ogden

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to determination of the market value of the permanent school fund and providing for certain transfers from the permanent school fund to the available school fund.


SB 2 Jackson

Relating to certain economic and workforce development programs through which employers may receive grants and subsidies.

Economic Development

SB 1900 Duncan

Relating to the ability to exclude certain territory from the Hamlin Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1906 Wentworth

Relating to certain notice requirements for municipalities and counties under the open meetings law.

Open Government, Select

SB 1907 Wentworth

Relating to access to certain archaic information.

Open Government, Select

SB 1908 Lucio

Relating to the authority of a general-law municipality to annex territory receiving water and sewer services from a municipal utility district.

International Relations & Trade

SB 1909 Lucio

Relating to The University of Texas at Brownsville, including its partnership agreement with the Texas Southmost College District.

Higher Education