Senate Floor Action for 4/28/2011

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Thursday

April 28, 2011




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


SJR 4 Hinojosa/ Fraser/ Hegar/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board.


SJR 5 (CS)Ogden

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to increasing the market value of the permanent school fund for the purpose of allowing increased distributions from the available school fund.


SJR 50 (CS) (LC)West

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds of the state to finance educational loans to students.


SB 4 (CS)Shapiro

Relating to certification, performance, continuing education, and appraisal of public school teachers.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 9 (CS)Williams/ et al.

Relating to homeland security; providing penalties.

4 Floor Amendments


SB 23 (CS)Nelson

Relating to efficiency, cost-saving, fraud prevention, and funding measures for certain health and human services and health benefits programs, including the medical assistance and child health plan programs.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 365 (CS) (LC)Ogden

Relating to distributed generation of electric power.


SB 529 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers, distributors, and representatives.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 568 (LC)Williams

Relating to access by a public institution of higher education to the criminal history record information of certain persons seeking to reside in on-campus housing.


SB 736 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to membership and duties of local school health advisory councils.


SB 738 (CS) (LC)Shapiro

Relating to a parental role in determining sanctions applied to a public school campus under certain circumstances.


SB 1294 (LC)Hegar/ et al.

Relating to the imposition of administrative penalties by the Railroad Commission of Texas.


SB 1302 (LC)Deuell

Relating to the offense of paying or receiving certain forms of compensation for assisting voters who vote early by mail; providing criminal penalties.


SB 1319 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to certain loans secured by a lien on residential real property and to other transactions involving residential real property; providing civil penalties.


SB 1320 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the execution of deeds conveying residential real estate in connection with certain transactions involving residential real estate.


SB 1505 (CS)Uresti/ et al.

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of a real property interest in oil or gas in place.


SB 1668 (LC)Duncan

Relating to purchase of service credit in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.


SB 1669 (LC)Duncan

Relating to the resumption of service by retirees under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.


SB 1734 (LC)Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain Texas military veterans.


SB 1796 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte/ Rodriguez/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services.


SB 1799 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; authorizing the issuance of bonds.


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


SB 462 (CS)West

Relating to the expunction of records and files relating to a person's arrest.


SB 506 (CS)Deuell

Relating to consumption advisories for mercury contamination in fish, crustaceans, molluscan shellfish, and other aquatic and terrestrial animals.


SB 1580 (CS)Ogden

Relating to state fiscal matters related to health and human services and state agencies administering health and human services programs.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1582 (CS)Ogden

Relating to state fiscal matters related to the judiciary.

1 Floor Amendment


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 860 Rodriguez

Recognizing April 28, 2011, as Workers' Memorial Day at the State Capitol.


SCR 46 Ellis

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of MD Anderson Cancer Center.


The following bills were passed on the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:


SCR 37 (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Designating August 7 as Purple Heart Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2011.


SB 145 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to student loan repayment assistance for nurses employed as faculty members at certain institutions of higher education.


SB 373 (CS) (LC)Duncan

Relating to the office of county treasurer.


SB 604 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez

Relating to the execution of lawful process by county jailers.


SB 631 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to statutory references to the common electronic infrastructure project formerly known as TexasOnline.


SB 632 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the application of the Information Resources Management Act to public junior colleges and public junior college districts.


SB 767 (CS) (LC)Ellis

Relating to the regulation of certain residential mortgage foreclosure consulting services; providing a criminal penalty.


SB 878 (LC)Whitmire

Relating to a defendant's release on a personal bond or bail bond.


SB 879 (LC)Whitmire

Relating to a local community supervision and corrections department monitoring certain conditions of bond and the administrative fees associated with certain department services.


SB 880 (LC)Whitmire

Relating to the operation of pretrial intervention and certain other programs by a community supervision and corrections department.


SB 933 (LC)Ellis

Relating to the electronic submission of certain documents to the attorney general and the submission of certain documents by the attorney general; imposing certain fees.


SB 953 (LC)Whitmire

Relating to the conditions for granting an occupational license to certain persons, the monitoring of those persons by a local community supervision and corrections department, and the fees associated with department services.


SB 1159 (CS) (LC)Wentworth

Relating to an exception to the residency requirements for filing a suit for dissolution of a marriage in this state for certain spouses of military personnel.


SB 1219 (CS) (LC)Carona/ et al.

Relating to the Internet website operated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to provide information regarding a customer's power to choose retail electric providers.


SB 1240 (CS) (LC)West

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.


SB 1257 (LC)Hegar/ Watson

Relating to the annexation by certain conservation and reclamation districts of noncontiguous land in another county.


SB 1290 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Calhoun County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds.


SB 1307 (CS) (LC)Wentworth

Relating to an exemption from the payment of a toll for unmarked military vehicles conducting or training for emergency operations.


SB 1325 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to the administration of the Texas Save and Match Program to assist qualifying beneficiaries under the state's prepaid tuition unit program and college savings plans and to the treatment of a beneficiary's assets under a prepaid tuition program or a college savings plan in determining eligibility for student financial assistance and other assistance programs.


SB 1385 (LC)Lucio

Relating to the authority of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district or the collector for a taxing unit to waive penalties for failing to file certain documents.


SB 1431 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the functions of insurance holding company systems.


SB 1478 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to deadlines for the Railroad Commission of Texas to review certain applications for surface coal mining operation permits.


SB 1596 (CS) (LC)Wentworth

Relating to changes in participation in public utility agencies.


SB 1619 (CS) (LC)Duncan

Relating to participation of public high school students in college credit programs.


SB 1620 (CS) (LC)Duncan/ et al.

Relating to substitution of certain career and technology courses for certain mathematics and science courses otherwise required under the recommended high school program.


SB 1687 (CS) (LC)Ellis

Relating to information on turnover among licensed jailers at jails under the jurisdiction of the Commission on Jail Standards.


SB 1706 (LC)Lucio

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.


SB 1707 (LC)Lucio

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.


SB 1708 (LC)Lucio

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.


SB 1709 (LC)Lucio

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.


SB 1710 (LC)Lucio

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.


SB 1711 (LC)Lucio

Relating to certain comprehensive development agreements of regional mobility authorities.


SB 1726 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the development of measurable learning outcomes for undergraduate courses at public institutions of higher education.


SB 1730 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to create a tool to allow prospective students to compare general academic teaching institutions by certain criteria.


SB 1755 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the issuance of certain specialty license plates.


SB 1812 (LC)Nichols/ et al.

Relating to criminal history record information of certain applicants for a certificate of registration issued by the Texas Real Estate Commission.


HB 314 (LC)Hardcastle SP: Estes

Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 81 as the Corporal David Slaton Memorial Highway.


HB 367 (LC)Orr/ Shelton SP: Davis

Relating to the designation of State Highway 121 in Tarrant and Johnson Counties as the Chisholm Trail Parkway.


HB 1409 (LC)Flynn SP: Deuell

Relating to the designation of a segment of State Highway 243 in Van Zandt County as the Veterans Memorial Parkway.


HB 1510 (CS) (LC)Hamilton SP: Carona

Relating to the regulation of manufactured housing.


The following bills were removed from the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:


SB 687 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications for law enforcement purposes.


SB 1113 (CS) (LC)Wentworth

Relating to certain contracts entered into by school districts for another entity to provide food services at one or more district schools.


SB 1463 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the processing fee charged for a dishonored payment device.


SB 1592 (LC)Wentworth

Relating to the expiration of a county burn ban.


Committee referral on the following:


HB 5 Kolkhorst/ Creighton/ Zerwas/ Schwertner/ Bonnen/ et al.

Relating to the Interstate Health Care Compact.

Health & Human Services


HB 273 Zerwas/ Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to creation of a study committee for the Interstate Health Care Compact.

Health & Human Services


HB 290 Jackson, Jim/ Anchia/ Weber/ Gallego

Relating to the punishment for the offense of employment harmful to children.

Criminal Justice


HB 417 Anchia/ Jackson, Jim/ et al.

Relating to claims for compensation for wrongful imprisonment.

State Affairs


HB 890 Howard, Charlie/ Smith, Todd/ et al.

Relating to certain custom vehicles and street rods.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1112 Phillips

Relating to the authority and powers of regional mobility authorities.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1146 Kuempel/ et al.

Relating to the registration and regulation of appraisal management companies and the composition of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board; providing penalties.

Business & Commerce


HB 1168 Miller, Doug/ et al.

Relating to smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in residential rental units.

Administration


HB 1261 Thompson

Relating to court costs imposed on conviction and deposited to the municipal court technology fund.

Jurisprudence


HB 1283 Craddick

Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business in awarding certain municipal contracts.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1488 Gutierrez

Relating to examinations for hiring in certain municipal fire departments.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1529 Miller, Sid/ Harper-Brown

Relating to the offense of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

Criminal Justice


HB 1545 Lewis

Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of their general elections.

State Affairs


HB 1566 Coleman

Relating to the authority of counties to appoint, contract for, or employ physicians, dentists, or other health care providers for county jails.

Criminal Justice


HB 1666 Castro/ Gallego

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of online impersonation.

Criminal Justice


HB 1759 Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 4; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1760 Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 5; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1853 Hamilton

Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain employees of fire protection sprinkler system contractors; providing a penalty.

Business & Commerce


HB 1899 Pickett/ et al.

Relating to the posting of signs in school crossing zones regarding the prohibited use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1936 Gutierrez

Relating to importation and shipment of alcoholic beverages for personal consumption.

Business & Commerce


HB 2004 Bonnen

Relating to the sale of certain state property in Brazoria County by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.

Government Organization


HB 2118 Coleman/ Giddings/ King, Phil/ Sheets/ et al.

Relating to adding certain synthetic compounds to Penalty Group 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

Criminal Justice


HB 2132 Reynolds

Relating to the creation of magistrates in certain counties.

Jurisprudence


HB 2162 Kuempel

Relating to the power of the Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority to issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2229 Coleman/ Naishtat/ Marquez

Relating to the creation of the Texas HIV Medication Advisory Committee.

Health & Human Services


HB 2327 McClendon

Relating to the establishment and operation of a motor-bus-only lane pilot program in certain counties.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 2330 King, Phil

Relating to the statutory county courts in Wise County.

Jurisprudence


HB 2385 Geren

Relating to the DNA database at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

Criminal Justice


HB 2482 Pena/ Gallego/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for certain offenses involving theft.

Criminal Justice


HB 2725 Hartnett

Relating to the determination of incompetency in criminal cases.

Criminal Justice


HB 2792 Hunter

Relating to the power of the Aransas County Navigation District to determine the amount of a check or bond necessary to purchase land from the district.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 2793 Hunter

Relating to the processing fee charged for a dishonored payment device.

Administration


HB 2859 Gallego

Relating to the creation of the Terrell County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

Natural Resources


HB 3287 Giddings

Relating to license renewals by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Business & Commerce


HB 3804 Gallego

Relating to the creation of the Lajitas Utility District No. 1 of Brewster County; providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


Committee re-referral on the following:


SB 1723 Zaffirini

Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their spouses and dependent children for under-enrolled undergraduate classes at public institutions of higher education.

Re-referred from Veteran Affairs & Military Installations to Higher Education


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