SENATE FLOOR ACTION
May 17, 2011
The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:
Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the Texas Senate.
3 Floor Amendments
Relating to creating a branch winery permit.
Relating to certain examination requirements for physicians.
1 Floor Amendment
Relating to the composition of the 444th Judicial District.
Relating to the creation of the Southeast Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
Relating to the creation of the Southeast Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 2; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
Relating to the creation of the Southeast Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 3; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:
Relating to an account for construction retainage; providing a civil penalty.
The Senate suspended the regular order, read the second time, and passed to third reading:
Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives.
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Congratulating the Mountain View College Lions mens's basketball team on winning the 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association Division III national championship.
The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:
Relating to registration with the Selective Service System of certain applicants for a driver's license or personal identification certificate.
Relating to the imposition and use of the municipal hotel occupancy tax by certain eligible central municipalities.
Relating to energy efficiency goals and programs, public information regarding energy efficiency programs, and the participation of loads in certain energy markets.
Relating to certain claims against persons licensed as real estate brokers and salespersons.
Relating to periodic rate adjustments by electric utilities.
The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:
Relating to criminal asset forfeiture, the disposition of proceeds and property from criminal asset forfeiture, and accountability for that disposition; providing civil penalties.
Relating to an employee's transportation and storage of certain firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or controlled by the employee's employer.
Relating to state-issued certificates of franchise authority to provide cable service and video service.
The following bills were passed on the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:
Relating to consent to certain medical treatments by a surrogate decision-maker on behalf of certain inmates.
Relating to electronically transmitting a warrant for emergency detention.
Relating to the right of a person exempt from registration as a property tax consultant who files a protest with the appraisal review board on behalf of a property owner to receive notices from the board regarding the property subject to the protest.
Relating to conditions on the receipt of tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 271 as the Sergeant Jay M. Hoskins Memorial Highway.
Relating to extending a local behavioral health intervention pilot project.
Relating to requiring the provision of notice by certain hospitals regarding patients' medical records.
Relating to the cancellation of a special election to fill a vacancy in the legislature.
Relating to the use of address-matching software by certain state agencies.
Relating to the creation of the Hunt County Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
Relating to limitations on awards in an adjudication brought against a local governmental entity for breach of contract.
Relating to the minimum standards for licensed child-care facilities and registered family homes.
Relating to the board of directors of the Trinity Memorial Hospital District.
Relating to the location of board meetings of certain economic development corporations.
Relating to naming a segment of Interstate Highway 10 in Kendall County the Trooper Kurt David Knapp Memorial Highway.
Relating to notice of staff leasing services company workers' compensation claim and payment information; providing an administrative violation.
Relating to property held by certain junior colleges and presumed abandoned.
Relating to change order approval requirements for certain political subdivisions of the state.
Relating to the electronic distribution of information to legislators by state agencies.
Relating to the operation and movement of a vehicle when certain traffic-control signals do not display an indication.
Relating to reporting requirements concerning missing persons, including missing children in the managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to compensatory time accrued by a correctional officer employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Relating to the listing of a business location of certain businesses in print advertisements or on Internet websites.
Relating to the closure of a road or highway by certain firefighters.
Relating to information provided by the Texas Education Agency to school districts regarding placement of students receiving special education services.
Relating to requiring an election authority to provide notice to certain county chairs regarding certain election activities.
Relating to the expiration of a county burn ban.
Relating to the powers, duties, and financing of certain facilities finance corporations.
Relating to certain defenses to prosecution for the offense of sale, distribution, or display of harmful material to a minor.
Relating to certain right-of-way easements on land owned by the Parks and Wildlife Department.
Relating to examinations for hiring in certain municipal fire departments.
Relating to the qualifications to serve as a special peace officer at a polling place.
Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of their general elections.
Relating to participation in state travel service contracts by open-enrollment charter schools.
Relating to the authority of counties to appoint, contract for, or employ physicians, dentists, or other health care providers for county jails.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to appoint, contract for, or employ physicians, dentists, or other health care providers for county jails.
Relating to training for deputy voter registrars.
Relating to the payment of temporary housing costs for certain inmates released or eligible for release on parole or to mandatory supervision.
Relating to an exemption from private security regulation for social workers engaged in the practice of social work.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Commission on State Emergency Communications.
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.
Relating to local governments that may consider a bidder's principal place of business when awarding a contract.
Relating to the separate statement of the mixed beverage tax for informational purposes.
Relating to the use of uniform election dates by newly incorporated municipalities.
Relating to certain continuing education requirements for agents who sell annuities.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Public Finance Authority.
Relating to the authority of the Bexar County Hospital District to employ physicians.
Relating to cemeteries and perpetual care cemetery corporations; providing a penalty.
Relating to the provision of information on financial literacy resources to the public.
Relating to the advanced research program.
Relating to validating certain acts and proceedings of Harris County Improvement District No. 5 and to the boundaries of the district.
Relating to the requirements for an insurance adjuster license.
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.
Relating to the authority of a governing body of a Type C General Law City to adopt an ordinance to determine the manner of when commissioners run for elected office.
Relating to the appointment of a court reporter by a criminal law magistrate in Bexar County.
Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts and the prepaid funeral contract guaranty fund.
Relating to the registration and protection of trademarks.
Relating to the creation of guidelines for the Office of the State Demographer to encourage the inclusion of a broad variety of racial/ethnic groups in estimates and projections.
Relating to a seller's disclosure of natural or liquid propane gas on residential real property.
Relating to insurance coverage requirements for certain amusement rides.
Relating to the preservation and maintenance of the Alamo by the General Land Office.
Relating to the Riverbend Water Resources District.
Authorizing the burial of Susana I. Aleman in the State Cemetery.
Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to name the Department of State Health Services Laboratory Services Section building in Austin in honor of former state representative Dr. Bob Glaze.
The following bills were removed from the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:
Relating to indigent health care services that may be provided by a county.
Relating to certain pretrial and post-trial procedures in a criminal case.
Committee referral on the following:
Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights of all its citizens without compromise, to grant the Ecumenical Patriarch appropriate international recognition, ecclesiastical succession, and the right to train clergy of all nationalities, and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and all religious and faith traditions.
Relating to energy efficiency standards for certain buildings and to high-performance design, construction, and renovation standards for certain buildings and facilities of institutions of higher education.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Medical Board and the regulation of certain persons licensed by the board.
Health & Human Services
Relating to prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression by the intrusive touching of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation; providing penalties.
Transportation & Homeland Security
Relating to transporting a foster child in a vehicle where a handgun is in the possession of a foster parent licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain credit services organizations and the regulation of certain extensions of consumer credit obtained by those organizations or with regard to which the organizations provide assistance; providing an administrative penalty.
Business & Commerce
Designating 42 as the official State Game of Texas.