SENATE FLOOR ACTION
April 18, 2011
The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:
Relating to notice required in connection with possessory liens on motor vehicles.
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of failure to identify.
1 Floor Amendment
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.
Relating to critical incident stress management and crisis response services.
Relating to the water rights permits issued to the Texas Water Development Board for the Allens Creek Reservoir.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; providing penalties.
2 Floor Amendments
Relating to shareholder standing after a merger.
Relating to the discretionary transfer from a juvenile court to a criminal court of certain alleged offenses arising out of a single criminal transaction.
Relating to reporting requirements of state agencies and school districts.
The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:
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:
Recognizing Service Learning Adventures in North Texas.
Recognizing April 18, 2011, as Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi Day at the State Capitol.
Recognizing the 2011 class of Governor William P. Clements, Jr. Scholars, for their commitment to public service and public policy.
In memory of H. William Card of Harlingen.
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:
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.
Relating to certain economic and workforce development programs through which employers may receive grants and subsidies.
Relating to the ability to exclude certain territory from the Hamlin Hospital District.
Relating to certain notice requirements for municipalities and counties under the open meetings law.
Open Government, Select
Relating to access to certain archaic information.
Open Government, Select
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
Relating to The University of Texas at Brownsville, including its partnership agreement with the Texas Southmost College District.