Senate Floor Action for 5/5/2011

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Thursday

May 5, 2011




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


SB 34 (LC)Zaffirini/ Davis/ Huffman/ Nelson/ Shapiro/ et al.

Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Women Veterans Program.


SB 105 (CS) (LC)Davis/ et al.

Relating to a restriction on the formation into which certain commercial disposal wells permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas may inject oil and gas waste.


SB 570 (CS)Shapiro

Relating to beginning teacher induction and mentoring programs for public schools.


SB 956 (CS) (LC)Seliger

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

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1032 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the licensure and regulation of equine dental providers; providing penalties.


SB 1120 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the exemption from taxation of property of a local government corporation.


SB 1198 (CS)Rodriguez

Relating to decedents' estates.


SB 1234 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to municipal management districts.


SB 1532 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to a photograph on a personal identification certificate, driver's license, or commercial driver's license.


SB 1579 (CS)Ogden

Relating to state fiscal matters related to general government.

11 Floor Amendments


SB 1583 (CS)Ogden

Relating to state fiscal matters.

2 Floor Amendments


SB 1636 (CS)Davis/ et al.

Relating to the collection, analysis, and preservation of sexual assault or DNA evidence.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1731 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to requiring public junior colleges to offer an academic associate degree program.


SB 1737 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to accrual and use of leave of absence for certain training or duty, including military training or duty, by public employees and officers.


SB 1742 (CS)Fraser/ et al.

Relating to the operation of plug-in electric motor vehicles.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1743 (CS) (LC)Fraser

Relating to access by members of certain electric cooperatives to meetings of the boards of directors and certain information of the electric cooperatives.


SB 1760 Lucio

Relating to notice of water and wastewater requirements before certain sales of certain residential properties.


SB 1789 (LC)Patrick

Relating to platting requirements affecting subdivision golf courses in certain counties.


SB 1875 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the governing body and the powers of the Agua Special Utility District.


SB 1877 (CS)Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Oatman Hill Municipal Utility District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.


SB 1882 (CS) (LC)Patrick

Relating to the creation of Harris County Improvement District No. 22; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.


SB 1909 (CS) (LC)Lucio

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

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2035 (CS) (LC)Hamilton SP: Jackson/ et al.

Relating to the temporary relocation of an alcoholic beverage distributor's or wholesaler's premises during a period of emergency and delivery of alcoholic beverages to a distributor's or wholesaler's premises.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2271 (CS)Anchia SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Racing Commission, the abolishment of the Equine Research Account Advisory Committee, and the authority of Texas AgriLife Research; providing an administrative penalty.


HB 2561 (LC)Eissler SP: Duncan

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


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


SB 546 (CS)Deuell

Relating to the dispensing of certain drugs by physicians.


SB 1584 (CS)Ogden

Relating to state fiscal matters related to natural resources and the environment.

3 Floor Amendments


SB 1809 (CS)Lucio

Relating to a study by the comptroller of public accounts of the economic impact of the Texas-Mexico border wall in the State of Texas.


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 915 Lucio

Recognizing the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.


The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:


SB 653 (CS)Whitmire/ Hegar/ Hinojosa SP: Madden/ et al.

Relating to abolishing the Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and transferring the powers and duties of those agencies to the newly created Texas Juvenile Justice Department and to the functions of the independent ombudsman that serves the department.


SB 782 (CS) (LC)Carona SP: Deshotel

Relating to uniform law on secured transactions.


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


SB 28 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Branch/ et al.

Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program.


SB 313 (CS) (LC)Seliger SP: Price

Relating to priority groundwater management areas.


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


SR 506 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez

Expressing support for the conservation of Castner Range.


SCR 35 (LC)Wentworth

Designating western swing as the official State Music of Texas.


SCR 39 (LC)Shapiro

Designating the month of April each year from 2011 through 2020 as Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month.


SB 32 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the consolidation of related higher education programs governing tuition, fee exemptions, and waivers respective to specific target populations.


SB 66 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the transfer of a student from the school district of the student's residence to another district.


SB 682 (LC)Huffman

Relating to access to criminal history record information that relates to a person who is an applicant for appointment to an appraisal review board.


SB 812 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the service retirement benefits of certain retirees who resume employment within the Texas Municipal Retirement System.


SB 954 (LC)Gallegos

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


SB 955 (LC)Gallegos

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


SB 1057 (LC)Wentworth

Relating to the transfer of certain vehicle registrations at the time of sale of the vehicle.


SB 1209 (LC)Whitmire

Relating to the detention of certain juvenile offenders.


SB 1286 (LC)Watson

Relating to the administration and funding of retirement systems for firefighters in certain municipalities.


SB 1422 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to coordinated county transportation authorities; creating an offense.


SB 1438 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the program for impaired pharmacists and disciplinary proceedings conducted by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.


SB 1471 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to land reclamation projects using tires.


SB 1529 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the date by which law enforcement agencies must report arrests to the Department of Public Safety.


SB 1533 (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to restrictions on school districts making available to students food containing industrially produced trans fat.


SB 1727 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to a fixed tuition rate program for certain students who transfer to a state university after completing an associate degree program.


SB 1751 (LC)Uresti

Relating to calculation of the net resources of a person ordered to pay child support.


SB 1816 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to county and municipal land development regulation.


SB 1849 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to furthering stability and affordable service in the communications industry through the universal service fund.


SB 1878 (CS) (LC)Deuell/ et al.

Relating to the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly.


SB 1910 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez/ et al.

Relating to the delay of the transition to competition for an electric utility located in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council service area and net metering requirements and energy efficiency goals and programs for such utility.


HB 558 (LC)Deshotel SP: Carona

Relating to payoff statements provided in connection with certain home loans.


HB 699 (CS) (LC)Deshotel SP: Lucio

Relating to the funding of port security, facility projects, and port studies.


HB 801 (LC)Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Beck SP: Birdwell

Relating to the territory and dissolution requirements of the Southern Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.


HB 1551 (LC)Aycock SP: Fraser

Relating to the power of the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 to issue bonds.


HB 1944 (LC)Hilderbran SP: Uresti

Relating to the election of the board of directors of the Crockett County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.


HCR 45 (LC)Kleinschmidt SP: Ogden

Designating Giddings as the official Depot Capital of Texas.


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


SCR 41 (LC)Hinojosa

Designating the red drum as the official State Saltwater Fish of Texas.


SB 1536 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to retirement under public retirement systems for employees of certain municipalities.


Committee referral on the following:


HJR 98 Burkett/ Carter/ Lucio III/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment denying bail to certain persons charged with a violent or sexual offense after having been previously convicted of a violent or sexual offense.

Criminal Justice


HJR 130 Branch

Meeting requirements of the United States Department of Education concerning federal student aid by naming private institutions of higher education in the State of Texas that are authorized to operate educational programs beyond secondary education, including programs leading to a degree or certificate.

Higher Education


HB 90 Cook

Relating to eligibility to obtain a driver's license.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 114 McClendon/ Alvarado/ King, Susan

Relating to designating April as Minority Cancer Awareness Month.

Administration


HB 123 Veasey/ Alonzo

Relating to an adult diabetes education program in certain county hospital systems and hospital districts.

Health & Human Services


HB 554 Howard, Donna/ Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to the civil service status of emergency medical services personnel in certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 557 Deshotel

Relating to the addition of a county to a freight rail district.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 592 Pitts

Relating to certain counties that are not required to operate a juvenile justice alternative education program.

Jurisprudence


HB 633 Chisum

Relating to certain nonrefundable application fees established by the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

Criminal Justice


HB 1113 Raymond/ Gallego/ Christian

Relating to the sentencing hearing or deferred adjudication hearing and conditions of community supervision for defendants convicted of certain offenses involving controlled substances.

Criminal Justice


HB 1137 Darby/ Flynn/ Driver/ Berman

Relating to the transmission of records regarding over-the-counter sales of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and norpseudoephedrine and a person's civil liability for certain acts arising from the sale of those products.

Criminal Justice


HB 1144 Cain

Relating to the Hopkins County Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1199 Gallego

Relating to the penalty for certain intoxication assaults.

Criminal Justice


HB 1253 Smithee/ Hardcastle/ Eiland/ Nash

Relating to certain modifications of a health benefit plan.

State Affairs


HB 1291 Hochberg

Relating to the payment of tolls for highway toll projects.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1314 Raymond

Relating to the operation and jurisdiction of certain district courts serving Webb County.

Jurisprudence


HB 1345 Veasey

Relating to the statute of limitations on prosecution of the offenses of kidnapping and aggravated kidnapping of a minor.

Criminal Justice


HB 1401 Laubenberg

Relating to who may participate in certain local option elections to prohibit or authorize the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Business & Commerce


HB 1402 Guillen

Relating to the applicability of the law on the consequences of a criminal conviction to law enforcement officer license holders and applicants.

Criminal Justice


HB 1615 Brown

Relating to the administering of medications to children in certain facilities; providing criminal penalties.

Health & Human Services


HB 1622 Menendez

Relating to suits to enjoin gang activity that constitutes a public nuisance.

Criminal Justice


HB 1643 Zerwas

Relating to the duration of a development agreement governing land in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities.

Economic Development


HB 1789 Farias

Relating to the payment of state funds directly to an entity that conducts a primary election under contract in certain counties.

State Affairs


HB 1805 Huberty

Relating to a public school student's eligibility for a public education grant to attend another public school.

Education


HB 1830 Naishtat

Relating to the method of delivery of certain notices sent by statutory probate court associate judges.

Jurisprudence


HB 1959 Thompson

Relating to appeal of the certification of an area's wet or dry status.

Business & Commerce


HB 2028 Hartnett

Relating to an additional fee for filing civil cases in certain Rockwall County courts.

Jurisprudence


HB 2069 Naishtat

Relating to the authority of a pharmacist to dispense up to a 90-day supply of dangerous drugs and accelerate refills.

Health & Human Services


HB 2189 Elkins

Relating to the regulation of handfishing.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


HB 2256 Phillips

Relating to abating or deferring the suspension or revocation of a license issued by the Department of Public Safety for victims of identity theft.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 2265 Ritter

Relating to a county audit of a hotel regarding the hotel occupancy tax.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2280 Eiland

Relating to the composition of the permanent advisory committee to advise the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the implementation of the ad valorem tax exemption for pollution control property.

Natural Resources


HB 2310 Miller, Doug

Relating to appointment of bailiffs for the district courts in Comal, Hays, and Caldwell Counties.

Jurisprudence


HB 2312 Coleman/ Miles

Relating to the creation of a sickle cell disease program.

Health & Human Services


HB 2313 Coleman

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

Open Government, Select


HB 2370 Dukes

Relating to certain notice to applicants to provide care under the permanency care assistance program.

Health & Human Services


HB 2387 Menendez

Relating to the selection, compensation, and duties of the general counsel to an appraisal district.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2393 Davis, Sarah

Relating to a request by the owner of an ownership interest in a domestic entity that the interest be uncertificated.

Business & Commerce


HB 2422 Thompson

Relating to the procedure for providing a copy of the final decree of dissolution of a marriage to a party who waived service of process.

Jurisprudence


HB 2471 Phillips

Relating to limiting the civil liability of certain persons who obtain or provide medical care and treatment for certain animals.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


HB 2490 Solomons

Relating to the regulation of certain metal dealers; providing criminal penalties.

Business & Commerce


HB 2516 Alvarado

Relating to the appeal of an indefinite suspension of a municipal firefighter or police officer.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2519 Kuempel

Relating to the regulation of certain motor vehicle auctions.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 2599 Ritter

Relating to the definition of chewing tobacco for purposes of the taxes imposed on cigars and other tobacco products and to the rate of the tax imposed on chewing tobacco.

Finance


HB 2608 Harper-Brown

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Government Organization


HB 2628 Branch/ Hochberg

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 2630 Branch/ Brown/ Shelton

Relating to the formal recognition and administration of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center.

Higher Education


HB 2643 Hamilton

Relating to safety standards for elevators, escalators, and related equipment.

Business & Commerce


HB 2711 Thompson/ et al.

Relating to the sealing of the records of juveniles who are the victims of human trafficking and have been adjudicated to have engaged in certain delinquent conduct.

Criminal Justice


HB 2727 Thompson

Relating to the regulation by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation of the application of eyelash extensions and private beauty culture schools; providing a criminal penalty.

Business & Commerce


HB 2758 Pena

Relating to mandatory emergency alert systems at institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


HB 2770 Smith, Wayne/ Callegari

Relating to the powers and duties of navigation districts, port authorities, and certain municipalities.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 2790 Hunter

Relating to the operation of a golf cart or utility vehicle on a public highway in certain counties.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 2847 Madden

Relating to the use of video teleconferencing systems in certain criminal proceedings.

Criminal Justice


HB 2851 Mallory Caraway

Relating to deferral of certain surcharge payments for military personnel deployed outside of the continental United States.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 2853 Davis, John/ Miles/ Reynolds/ Sheets/ Anderson, Rodney/ et al.

Relating to tax increment financing.

Economic Development


HB 2911 Branch

Relating to guaranteed student loans and alternative education loans.

Higher Education


HB 2978 Hunter

Relating to the applicability of open meetings requirements to certain meetings of the governing board of a county hospital or county hospital authority.

Open Government, Select


HB 2981 Hunter

Relating to the operation on a highway or street of a motor vehicle that is drawing a boat or personal watercraft in or on which a person is riding; providing a penalty.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 2999 Lewis

Relating to a fixed tuition rate program for certain students who transfer to a state university after completing an associate degree program.

Higher Education


HB 3033 Naishtat/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Dukes

Relating to retirement under public retirement systems for employees of certain municipalities.

State Affairs


HB 3076 Gallego

Relating to the rate of the hotel occupancy tax in certain counties.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3093 Lewis

Relating to the amendment of certain reports of political contributions and expenditures.

State Affairs


HB 3099 Kolkhorst

Relating to the office of inspector general of the Department of Public Safety.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 3146 Naishtat

Relating to consent for treatment for chemical dependency in a treatment facility and required training for the facility's intake personnel.

Health & Human Services


HB 3179 Farias/ Fletcher/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Sheffield

Relating to contributions to the fund for veterans' assistance.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 3207 Davis, Yvonne

Relating to the establishment and operation of perpetual care cemeteries by certain organized religious societies and sects in certain populous municipalities.

Health & Human Services


HB 3246 Elkins

Relating to public improvement districts designated by a municipality or county.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3270 Veasey

Relating to the list of candidates compiled by a state or county party chair for a primary election.

State Affairs


HB 3307 Munoz, Jr.

Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.

Open Government, Select


HB 3309 Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to the authority to set maximum weights for state highways, roads, and bridges.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 3342 Naishtat

Relating to representation of and by the state and joinder of the state in certain mental health proceedings.

Health & Human Services


HB 3384 Madden

Relating to the penalties for repeat and habitual felony offenders.

Criminal Justice


HB 3409 Kolkhorst

Relating to reporting of changes in lobbying activities during a legislative session.

State Affairs


HB 3478 Gallego

Relating to the punishment for criminal mischief involving cattle, horses, and exotic livestock.

Criminal Justice


HB 3547 Alvarado

Relating to enforcement by a local government of fire safety standards at certain child-care facilities.

Health & Human Services


HB 3570 Smithee

Relating to insurance coverage requirements for certain amusement rides.

Business & Commerce


HB 3616 Naishtat/ Raymond

Relating to designating October as Disability History and Awareness Month.

Administration


HB 3674 Eiland

Relating to the use of an unsworn declaration.

Jurisprudence


HB 3708 Hochberg

Relating to the Early High School Graduation Scholarship program and to the funding of certain exemptions from tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education from savings attributable to the program.

Higher Education


HB 3814 Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to certain financial powers and duties of the Travis-Creedmoor Municipal Utility District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3815 Lewis

Relating to the authority of the Ector County Hospital District to employ and commission peace officers.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3818 Geren

Relating to a limitation on production fees on groundwater withdrawals assessed by the Northern Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.

Natural Resources


HB 3819 Crownover

Relating to the creation of the Valencia Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to levy an assessment and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3821 Eiland

Relating to temporary directors and the continuation in existence of the Bolivar Yacht Basin Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 of Galveston County.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3827 Zerwas

Relating to the creation of the Fulshear Town Center Management District; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3828 Hochberg

Relating to the creation of the Gulfton Area Municipal Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3831 Marquez/ Margo

Relating to the creation of the Montecillo Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3834 Zerwas

Relating to the creation of North Fort Bend County Improvement District No. 1; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3835 Laubenberg

Relating to the Rockwall County Juvenile Board.

Jurisprudence


HB 3836 Pitts

Relating to the creation of the Windsor Hills Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to levy an assessment and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3847 Lavender

Relating to the Riverbend Water Resources District.

Natural Resources


HB 3857 Dutton

Relating to the creation of the Near Northside Management District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HCR 90 Miller, Sid

Urging Congress to provide a comprehensive public alert warning system.

Administration


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