Senate Floor Action for 5/16/2011

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Monday

May 16, 2011




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


SB 555 (CS)Watson

Relating to the regulation of LP-gas utility companies.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1574 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the use of money in a tax increment fund to pay costs related to public improvements used for social services programs that promote the development or redevelopment of a reinvestment zone.


HB 27 Guillen SP: Ellis

Relating to the payment of fines and costs by defendants who are unable to pay the fines and costs in misdemeanor cases.


HB 34 Branch/ Lewis/ et al. SP: Shapiro/ et al.

Relating to including in the public high school curriculum instruction in methods of paying for postsecondary education and training.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 275 (CS)Pitts/ Giddings/ Otto/ Riddle/ Aycock/ et al. SP: Ogden

Relating to making an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for expenditure during the current state fiscal biennium.


HB 413 Aycock SP: Hegar

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information held by a veterinarian.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1028 (LC)Phillips/ Carter SP: Estes

Relating to certain contact between a criminal defendant and the victim of the offense of which the defendant is convicted or a member of the victim's family.


HB 1106 (LC)Johnson SP: West

Relating to providing certain information to a criminal defendant at the time the defendant is placed on deferred adjudication community supervision and at the time of the dismissal of certain proceedings against the defendant.


HB 1123 (A)Dutton SP: West

Relating to the regulation of athlete agents; providing administrative and criminal penalties.

1 Committee Amendment


HB 1146 (CS)Kuempel/ et al. SP: Carona

Relating to the registration and regulation of appraisal management companies; providing penalties.


HB 1390 Deshotel/ Bohac SP: Estes

Relating to retainage under certain construction contracts.


HB 2229 Coleman/ Naishtat/ Marquez SP: Ellis

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


HB 2277 (LC)Eiland SP: Williams

Relating to the sale, exchange, or replacement of life insurance and annuity contracts.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 2457 (CS)Davis, John/ Reynolds SP: Jackson/ et al.

Relating to the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas emerging technology fund.

2 Floor Amendments


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 866 West

Congratulating Amber Pickens on being accepted to the Julliard School.


SR 938 Carona

Congratulating the Lumbermen's Association of Texas on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.


HCR 100 Branch SP: Zaffirini

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Texas State University System.


Committee referral on the following:


HB 19 Riddle/ Murphy/ Fletcher/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution and punishment of a person operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 25 Guillen/ Flynn/ Pena/ Gonzales, Veronica/ White

Relating to the carrying of certain weapons in a watercraft.

Criminal Justice


HB 31 Guillen

Relating to the period of license suspension after moving violations for a holder of a provisional driver's license.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 159 Raymond

Relating to the resumption of employment by certain retirees within the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

State Affairs


HB 161 Raymond

Relating to the dissemination of criminal history record information by the Department of Public Safety concerning certain intoxication offenses.

Criminal Justice


HB 167 Raymond

Relating to the transportation of certain mental health patients.

Health & Human Services


HB 189 Smith, Todd/ Martinez Fischer/ Harless/ et al.

Relating to the criminal and civil consequences for certain intoxication offenses and to certain fees associated with the enforcement and administration of certain of those consequences.

Criminal Justice


HB 197 Solomons/ et al.

Relating to the provision of certain documentation before a person may engage in a licensed occupation; providing a criminal penalty.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 230 Phillips

Relating to the authority of a county to regulate the location of halfway houses in the unincorporated areas of the county; providing a penalty.

Jurisprudence


HB 254 Hilderbran/ Anderson, Rodney/ Kuempel

Relating to establishing the Texas Derbies.

State Affairs


HB 278 Alonzo

Relating to pretrial hearings in criminal cases.

Criminal Justice


HB 326 Guillen

Relating to the reporting requirements of, and certain unfunded mandates related to the functions of, a state agency that is undergoing review by the Sunset Advisory Commission.

Government Organization


HB 335 Shelton/ Kolkhorst/ Schwertner/ Zerwas/ Creighton/ et al.

Relating to implementation and requirements of certain health care reform laws.

Health & Human Services


HB 359 Allen/ Nash/ Shelton/ Patrick, Diane/ Torres

Relating to discipline in public schools, including the use of corporal punishment and the prosecution of certain children for school-related offenses.

Education


HB 427 Driver

Relating to the creation of the Rowlett Waterfront Entertainment Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 452 Lucio III/ Raymond/ et al.

Relating to temporary housing between academic terms for certain postsecondary students who have been under the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Higher Education


HB 550 Dutton

Relating to an exemption to the requirement for a fishing license for residents of a certain age.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


HB 599 Jackson, Jim

Relating to the release of certain criminal history record information subject to an order of nondisclosure.

Criminal Justice


HB 628 Callegari

Relating to contracts by governmental entities and related professional services and to public works performance and payment bonds.

State Affairs


HB 629 Pickett

Relating to the use of municipal or county sales tax increment financing for a transportation reinvestment zone.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 677 Lucio III/ et al.

Relating to cognitive-linguistic or neurocognitive assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.

Education


HB 680 Schwertner/ Torres

Relating to complaints filed with the Texas Medical Board.

Health & Human Services


HB 695 Allen/ Reynolds/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a program for the collection, transportation, recycling, and disposal of mercury-added thermostats.

Natural Resources


HB 720 Hartnett/ et al.

Relating to the designation of a person as a vexatious litigant.

State Affairs


HB 737 Otto

Relating to the East Montgomery County Improvement District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 804 Lewis/ Aliseda/ Branch/ Harless/ Pena/ et al.

Relating to the offense of illegal voting by a person who is not a United States citizen.

State Affairs


HB 875 Howard, Charlie/ et al.

Relating to the identification of certain defendants as foreign nationals who were not lawfully admitted to the United States or whose lawful status has expired and to their release on bail.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 882 Alvarado/ Harless/ et al.

Relating to the creation of an offense prohibiting certain transactions involving malt liquor containing certain stimulants.

Business & Commerce


HB 892 Howard, Charlie/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the offense of unlawful transport of an illegal alien.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 940 Dukes/ Zedler

Relating to certain educator misconduct; imposing a penalty.

Criminal Justice


HB 963 Hartnett

Relating to the costs associated with proceedings regarding cruelly treated animals.

Criminal Justice


HB 995 Gutierrez

Relating to provision by the secretary of state of notice to a candidate of the form of the candidate's name that will appear on the general election ballot.

State Affairs


HB 1036 Legler/ Naishtat

Relating to eligibility to file a sworn complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission.

State Affairs


HB 1046 Fletcher

Relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information concerning current and former employees of certain divisions of the office of attorney general.

State Affairs


HB 1122 Weber/ Gallego/ Creighton/ Martinez Fischer/ Thompson/ et al.

Relating to the trafficking of persons.

Criminal Justice


HB 1129 Kolkhorst

Relating to a study by the attorney general of the effects on state law and authority of certain international and other agreements and bodies.

State Affairs


HB 1234 Miller, Doug

Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a county hotel occupancy tax.

Economic Development


HB 1244 Castro

Relating to developmental education courses and the assessment of student readiness under the Texas Success Initiative for public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


HB 1250 Frullo

Relating to the use of facsimile signatures for certain documents involving certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1363 McClendon/ Harper-Brown

Relating to the transfer of permit procedures and enforcement related to oversize and overweight vehicles from the Texas Department of Transportation to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1386 Coleman/ Farrar/ Marquez/ et al.

Relating to the public health threat presented by youth suicide.

Education


HB 1408 Flynn

Relating to combination resident hunting and fishing licenses for military personnel.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 1429 Deshotel

Relating to rights and remedies of certain residential tenants; providing civil penalties.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1476 Riddle

Relating to the grounds for revocation of an emergency medical services personnel certification.

Health & Human Services


HB 1544 Hunter/ Torres

Relating to the design of specialty license plates issued to members and former members of the United States armed forces.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1547 Larson

Relating to the desired future conditions of groundwater resources within groundwater management areas.

Natural Resources


HB 1563 Flynn

Relating to the period of time between certain local option elections to legalize or prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Business & Commerce


HB 1608 Strama

Relating to participation in and contributions to the state employee charitable campaign by retired state employees.

State Affairs


HB 1646 Gallego

Relating to representation of certain applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty.

Criminal Justice


HB 1681 Harless/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Legler/ Nash

Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas.

Business & Commerce


HB 1766 Crownover/ Truitt/ Zerwas/ Anchia/ Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a voluntary consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the insurance coverage provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents.

State Affairs


HB 1793 Gutierrez

Relating to the practice of cosmetology.

Business & Commerce


HB 1856 Woolley

Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of tampering with a witness.

Criminal Justice


HB 1921 Pickett

Relating to the composition of a board of directors of a regional mobility authority created by a municipality.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 1969 Christian

Relating to the applicability of commercial fertilizer regulations to a substance containing animal manure or plant remains.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


HB 2032 Darby

Relating to performance and payment security for certain comprehensive development agreements.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 2060 Pena/ Aliseda/ Torres/ Gonzales, Larry/ Garza

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information regarding state election inspectors.

State Affairs


HB 2089 Smithee

Relating to the resolution of overpayment or underpayment of income benefits under the workers' compensation program.

State Affairs


HB 2093 Thompson

Relating to the operation and regulation of certain consolidated insurance programs.

State Affairs


HB 2119 Madden

Relating to the requirement that the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments provide certain services and programs.

Criminal Justice


HB 2120 Miller, Doug/ Button/ McClendon/ Chisum/ et al.

Relating to the composition of the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


HB 2292 Hunter/ Hopson

Relating to payment of claims to pharmacies and pharmacists.

State Affairs


HB 2338 Paxton/ Cain/ Zedler

Relating to the posting on the Internet by the county assessor-collector of information regarding ad valorem tax rates.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2357 Pickett

Relating to motor vehicles; providing penalties.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 2365 Eissler

Relating to certain responsibilities of education research centers and to a joint advisory board for education research centers.

Higher Education


HB 2369 Quintanilla/ Chisum/ Margo/ Garza/ et al.

Relating to the accreditation of training programs and examinations for certain emergency medical services personnel.

Health & Human Services


HB 2380 Shelton/ Reynolds

Relating to employment by school districts of certain persons under probationary contracts.

Education


HB 2383 Geren

Relating to a study regarding the reenactment of the franchise tax credit or providing other incentives for certain research and development activities.

Finance


HB 2408 Darby/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of the title insurance industry.

Business & Commerce


HB 2417 Flynn

Relating to the Texas Code of Military Justice.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 2443 Price

Relating to the offense of remaining, parking vehicles, or erecting structures on certain state property.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 2446 Allen

Relating to the release of confidential physician-patient communications in certain circumstances.

Health & Human Services


HB 2449 Aliseda/ Pena/ Gonzales, Larry/ et al.

Relating to the illegal possession of another person's ballot to be voted by mail.

State Affairs


HB 2493 Torres/ et al.

Relating to authorizing enterprise project half designations and quarter designations under the enterprise zone program.

Economic Development


HB 2496 Gonzalez, Naomi/ Gonzales, Veronica/ Lucio III/ Madden/ Dukes/ et al.

Relating to creating a teen dating violence court program and the deferral of adjudication and dismissal of certain dating violence cases.

Criminal Justice


HB 2507 Chisum

Relating to the offense of installing an irrigation system without a license.

Natural Resources


HB 2525 Harper-Brown

Relating to a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien for landscaping.

Business & Commerce


HB 2603 Smithee

Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural local exchange companies.

Business & Commerce


HB 2688 Lucio III/ Patrick, Diane

Relating to tuition and scholarships and fee exemptions for certain members of the armed services and certain military veterans attending institutions of higher education.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 2722 Perry

Relating to the state Medicaid program as the payor of last resort.

Health & Human Services


HB 2729 Callegari

Relating to local government contracts with private entities for civil works projects and improvements to real property.

Economic Development


HB 2788 Laubenberg

Relating to the donation of blood by persons who are at least 16 years of age.

Health & Human Services


HB 2819 King, Susan/ Naishtat

Relating to the operation and efficiency of the eligibility determination process for supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits.

Health & Human Services


HB 2884 Solomons

Relating to coordinated county transportation authorities; creating an offense.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 2917 McClendon

Relating to the optional county fee in certain counties for the county road and bridge fund.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 2931 Woolley

Relating to certain debt cancellation agreements made in connection with retail installment contracts.

Business & Commerce


HB 2990 Deshotel

Relating to the electronic storage of personal identification information obtained from driver's licenses or personal identification certificates.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 3018 Gutierrez/ Hartnett

Relating to a policy of a school district concerning possession or use of a telecommunications device by a student.

Education


HB 3030 McClendon

Relating to the funding of projects in the boundaries of certain intermunicipal commuter rail districts.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 3064 King, Phil/ Torres

Relating to preventing the fraudulent issuance and use of disabled parking placards; providing a civil penalty.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 3123 Thompson/ Parker

Relating to codifying federal foster care funding requirements to locate and provide information to relatives and other adults following the removal of a child by the Department of Family and Protective Services, and court findings regarding those efforts.

Health & Human Services


HB 3167 Callegari

Relating to the abolishment of the state regulation of talent agencies and personnel services.

Business & Commerce


HB 3172 Gonzalez, Naomi/ Gonzales, Veronica/ Lucio III/ Hartnett

Relating to protective orders.

Jurisprudence


HB 3237 Hernandez Luna/ Alvarado/ Gonzalez, Naomi

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

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 3268 Lyne

Relating to permits for air contaminant emissions of stationary natural gas engines used in combined heating and power systems.

Natural Resources


HB 3275 Coleman

Relating to the operation and governance of tax increment financing reinvestment zones.

Economic Development


HB 3320 Hunter

Relating to costs related to the towing and storage of a motor vehicle for certain law enforcement purposes.

Criminal Justice


HB 3324 McClendon/ Thompson

Relating to the operations and monitoring of fusion centers in this state.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 3390 Lavender

Relating to money allocated under the federal-aid highway program.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 3410 Smithee

Relating to the managing underwriters for surplus lines insurance transactions and to the collection of surplus lines insurance premium taxes for those transactions.

Business & Commerce


HB 3422 Lozano

Relating to the use of auction proceeds from the sale of abandoned motor vehicles, watercraft, or outboard motors to compensate certain property owners.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 3439 Raymond

Relating to missing children; providing a criminal penalty.

Jurisprudence


HB 3453 Anchia

Relating to the regulatory authority of the consumer credit commissioner.

Business & Commerce


HB 3461 Margo

Relating to transferring adult education and literacy programs to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from the Texas Education Agency.

Higher Education


HB 3462 Margo/ Pickett/ Marquez/ Gonzalez, Naomi

Relating to the board of hospital managers of the El Paso County Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3474 Gallego

Relating to criminal offenses regarding the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by a minor and providing alcoholic beverages to a minor.

Criminal Justice


HB 3542 Gonzales, Larry/ Huberty/ McClendon/ Strama/ Veasey/ et al.

Relating to a supplemental payment for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the unfunded actuarial liabilities allowed under that system.

State Affairs


HB 3589 Hancock

Relating to claim-handling deadlines in the event of certain weather-related catastrophes or natural disasters.

Business & Commerce


HB 3597 Larson

Relating to the powers and duties of certain public improvement districts operated by counties.

Natural Resources


HB 3611 Truitt

Relating to the administration of medication for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Health & Human Services


HB 3624 Hochberg

Relating to the eligibility of educational aides for tuition exemptions at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


HB 3691 Gallego

Relating to the provision by certain judges or community supervision and corrections departments of certain programs and services, including certain pretrial programs and services, and to the imposition of certain sanctions against defendants supervised by those departments.

Criminal Justice


HB 3696 Gallego

Relating to concurrent state and federal jurisdiction over units of the national park system in this state.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs


HB 3746 Frullo/ Gallego/ Menendez/ Branch/ et al.

Relating to investigations of certain offenses involving the Internet-based sexual exploitation of a minor; creating the Internet crimes against children account to support those activities.

Criminal Justice


HB 3747 McClendon/ Miller, Doug/ Lozano/ Bohac

Relating to the selection of and requirements for serving as a member of the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


HB 3754 Hilderbran

Relating to powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial consumers in certain water or sewer utility service matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources


HB 3812 Howard, Charlie

Relating to the powers and duties of the Imperial Redevelopment District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3833 Phillips

Relating to the adoption of a uniform collaborative law Act in regard to family law matters.

Jurisprudence


HB 3841 Martinez, "Mando"

Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 907 in Hidalgo County as Rudy Villarreal Road.

Transportation & Homeland Security


HB 3842 Callegari

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3845 Sheffield

Relating to the powers of the CLL Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3861 Craddick

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HCR 74 Landtroop

Honoring pregnancy care centers.

Health & Human Services


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