Senate Floor Action for 5/6/2011



May 6, 2011

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

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 1214 (CS)Patrick/ et al.

Relating to equal opportunity for access by private and parochial school students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1417 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the limitation of liability of certain landowners.

SB 1543 (CS)Wentworth

Relating to the authority of an independent school district to invest in corporate bonds.

SB 1729 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship program.

SB 1806 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to timely filing of a surplus lines policy; providing penalties.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1905 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the provision of emergency services in certain rural counties using admission fees charged at state parks.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 46 (LC)Menendez SP: Hinojosa

Relating to compensatory time off for certain employees of the Parks and Wildlife Department.

HB 1032 (LC)Smithee SP: Davis

Relating to a rescission period for annuity contracts.

HB 1346 (LC)Guillen SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the consistent use of the term "game warden" throughout the Parks and Wildlife Code.

HB 1625 Brown SP: Carona

Relating to the renewal of electrical sign apprentice licenses.

The Senate suspended the regular order, read third time and finally passed:

SB 546 (CS)Deuell

Relating to the dispensing of certain drugs by physicians.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 1584 (CS)Ogden

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

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 931 Patrick

Recognizing the participants in the Texas Honor Ride.

SR 932 Whitmire

Congratulating Dr. Lannettee Linthicum on receiving the 2011 E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award.

HCR 148 Flynn SP: Van de Putte

Requesting that the Governor return House Bill No. 74 to the House of Representatives.

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

SB 1420 (CS)Hinojosa/ Hegar/ Nichols SP: Harper-Brown/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; providing penalties.

The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:

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

Relating to the use of eminent domain authority.