Senate Floor Action for 4/19/2011



April 19, 2011

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

SB 7 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to strategies for and improvements in quality of health care provided through and care management in the child health plan and medical assistance programs designed to achieve healthy outcomes and efficiency.

SB 8 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to improving the quality and efficiency of health care.

SB 15 (CS)Fraser

Relating to state energy policy and the planning of energy development and utilization.

4 Floor Amendments

SB 44 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the detention and transportation of a person with a mental illness.

SB 49 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to school district requirements regarding parental notification and documentation in connection with disciplinary alternative education programs.

SB 167 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the automatic expunction of arrest records and files after an individual receives a pardon or a grant of certain other relief with respect to the offense for which the individual was arrested.

SB 267 (CS) (LC)Williams/ et al.

Relating to a joint statement regarding the transfer of a motor vehicle as the result of a gift.

SB 295 (CS)Watson

Relating to the definition of emergency services personnel for purposes of the enhanced penalty prescribed for an assault committed against a person providing emergency services.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 536 (CS) (LC)Davis

Relating to the use of certain discipline management practices or behavior management techniques by peace officers employed or commissioned by school districts.

SB 616 Rodriguez

Relating to the sale or transportation of certain desert plants; providing a penalty.

SB 661 (CS)Nichols/ Hegar

Relating to the continuation and functions, as applicable, of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas; imposing administrative penalties.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 717 Harris/ Van de Putte

Relating to the purpose and duties of the Council on Children and Families.

SB 773 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 860 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez

Relating to the authority of the El Paso County Hospital District to appoint, contract for, or employ physicians, dentists, and other health care providers.

SB 866 (CS)Deuell/ et al.

Relating to the education of public school students with dyslexia, the education and training of educators who teach students with dyslexia, and the assessment of students with dyslexia attending an institution of higher education.

SB 1005 (CS)Van de Putte

Relating to fair treatment of all providers of instructional materials to students enrolled at public institutions of higher education.

SB 1048 (CS)Jackson

Relating to the creation of public and private facilities and infrastructure.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1086 (CS) (LC)Estes

Relating to the operation by the Department of Agriculture of programs for rural economic development and the marketing and promotion of agricultural and other products grown, processed, or produced in this state.

SB 1134 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to the issuance of permits for certain facilities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 1217 (CS) (LC)Estes

Relating to an excavator's duty to notify a notification center before excavating; providing civil and criminal penalties.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1225 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to the disannexation of land in Caldwell County by the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District or the Plum Creek Conservation District.

SB 1250 (CS)Lucio

Relating to the applicability of certain restrictions on the location and operation of concrete crushing facilities.

SB 1258 (CS) (LC)Duncan

Relating to the disposal of demolition waste from abandoned or nuisance buildings in certain areas.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1293 (CS) (LC)Hegar/ et al.

Relating to the amounts of administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violations relating to certain pipelines.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1300 (CS)Jackson

Relating to insurer restrictions regarding repair of a motor vehicle covered under an insurance policy.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1342 Seliger

Relating to the use of bingo proceeds by licensed authorized organizations, including the use of proceeds to provide health insurance or health insurance benefits to certain employees.

SB 1356 (LC)Estes

Relating to the repeal of certain laws regulating the registration of animal tattoo marks with the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.

SB 1357 (CS) (LC)Estes

Relating to the redemption and impoundment of estrays.

SB 1638 (LC)Davis

Relating to the exception of certain personal information from required disclosure under the public information law.

SB 1661 (CS) (LC)Duncan

Relating to the regulation of health organizations certified by the Texas Medical Board; imposing an administrative penalty.

SB 1733 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the occupational licensing of spouses of members of the military.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 333 (LC)Fraser SP: King, Tracy O.

Relating to election procedures and qualifications of members of boards of directors for water supply or sewer service corporations.

The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

SB 18 Estes/ Duncan/ et al. SP: Geren/ et al.

Relating to the use of eminent domain authority.