Senate Floor Action for 4/27/2011



April 27, 2011

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

SJR 13 Harris/ Davis/ Shapiro

Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain revenue collected by a public entity from the use of a tolled highway project in this state to be used only for transportation projects.

SB 627 Davis

Relating to the participation by certain taxing units in tax increment financing and the payment of tax increments into the tax increment fund for a reinvestment zone.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1035 (CS) (LC)Williams

Relating to motor vehicle title services; providing penalties.

SB 1248 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 499 as the Colonel Bill Card Boulevard.

1 Floor Amendment


The Senate suspended the regular order and postponed consideration:


SB 5 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the administration and business affairs of public institutions of higher education.

Committee report printed and distributed 06:20 PM, 04/11/11

6 Floor Amendments

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 846 Patrick

Recognizing O.A. "Bum" Phillips.

SR 847 Birdwell

In memory of Clifton L. Taylor of Johnson County.

Committee referral on the following:

SB 1919 Gallegos

Relating to the election from single-member districts of the governing body of certain populous municipalities.

State Affairs

SB 1920 Gallegos

Relating to the powers of the Coastal Water Authority; affecting the authority to issue bonds.

Business & Commerce

HB 268 Hilderbran

Relating to the exemption from sales and use taxes, including the motor vehicle sales and use tax, for timber and certain items used on a farm, ranch, or timber operation.


HB 385 Menendez

Relating to the punishment for theft and certain fraud offenses committed against a disabled individual.

Criminal Justice

HB 438 Thompson/ Chisum/ Hunter/ Dukes/ Hopson

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for orally administered anticancer medications.

State Affairs

HB 602 Farrar/ et al.

Relating to authorizing certain brewers and manufacturers to conduct tours of their premises after which beer or ale is provided to ultimate consumers for off-premises consumption.

Business & Commerce

HB 938 Smithee

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for women veterans.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 1070 Scott/ et al.

Relating to the taking of a defendant's bail bond by county jailers.


HB 1174 Workman

Relating to the expiration of a county burn ban.


HB 1179 Flynn/ Pitts

Relating to certification requirements for certain property tax professionals.


HB 1754 Gallego

Relating to the reorganization of powers and duties among agencies in this state that provide representation to indigent defendants in criminal cases and to the reorganization of funding sources for indigent defense.

Criminal Justice

HB 1862 Anchia

Relating to a tenant's remedies regarding a local government's revocation of a certificate of occupancy due to a landlord's failure to maintain the premises.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2017 McClendon/ Pickett/ Harper-Brown

Relating to the organization, governance, duties, and functions of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2170 Raymond/ Dukes

Relating to assisting a foster child in obtaining the child's credit report.

Health & Human Services

HB 2337 Gallego

Relating to the admissibility of certain statements made by a child in a juvenile justice or criminal proceeding.

Criminal Justice

HB 2561 Eissler

Relating to the definition of "school year" for purposes of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs

HB 2680 King, Tracy O.

Relating to the procedure for certain small local exchange companies to propose to offer certain services or to make a minor change in a rate or tariff.

Business & Commerce

HB 2694 Smith, Wayne

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and abolishing the On-site Wastewater Treatment Research Council.

Natural Resources

HB 2779 Bohac/ Fletcher/ Deshotel/ Chisum/ Harless/ et al.

Relating to provisions in the dedicatory instruments of property owners' associations regarding display of flags.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2806 Phillips

Relating to the marketing, hosting, and sale of specialty and personalized license plates.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2991 Deshotel

Relating to a determination of the reasonable relation of certain transactions to particular jurisdictions.

Business & Commerce

HB 3234 Hernandez Luna/ Naishtat/ Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to the prioritization of requests to release certain case records maintained by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services

HB 3372 King, Tracy O.

Relating to standards for a structure that is connected to a public water supply system and has a rainwater harvesting system.

Natural Resources

HB 3510 Hamilton

Relating to the regulation of the towing, booting, and storage of vehicles.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 3726 Guillen

Relating to the private entity granted care and custody of the Alamo.