Senate Floor Action for 5/19/2011

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Thursday

May 19, 2011




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


SB 1920 (CS) (LC)Gallegos

Relating to the powers of the Coastal Water Authority; affecting the authority to issue bonds.


SB 1927 Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the authority of certain volunteer firefighter and emergency services organizations to hold tax-free sales or auctions.


HB 8 (CS) (LC)Darby/ Geren/ Anderson, Rodney/ Pitts/ Menendez/ et al. SP: Harris

Relating to prohibiting certain private transfer fees and the preservation of private real property rights; providing penalties.


HB 109 (CS)Brown SP: Ogden

Relating to the temporary lowering of prima facie speed limits at a vehicular accident reconstruction site.


HB 260 Hilderbran SP: Patrick

Relating to the prosecution and punishment of unlawful transport of a person.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 268 (CS)Hilderbran SP: Seliger

Relating to the exemption from sales and use taxes, including the motor vehicle sales and use tax, for timber and certain items used in or on a farm, ranch, timber operation, or agricultural aircraft operation.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 378 (CS) (LC)Guillen SP: Williams

Relating to stationary tow trucks on a highway; providing a penalty.


HB 447 (CS) (LC)Menendez SP: Uresti

Relating to the powers of a defense base development authority.


HB 962 (LC)Hartnett SP: Rodriguez

Relating to rules regarding return of service.


HB 970 (CS) (LC)Gonzales, Larry/ Schwertner SP: Ogden

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to enhance and upgrade coliseums and multiuse facilities in certain municipalities.


HB 1615 (CS) (LC)Brown SP: Ogden/ et al.

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


HB 1774 (LC)Taylor, Larry SP: Huffman

Relating to the continuation and functions of the office of injured employee counsel under the workers' compensation program.


HB 1841 Hartnett/ Hilderbran SP: Carona

Relating to the taxability of Internet hosting.


HB 2189 Elkins SP: Deuell

Relating to the regulation of handfishing.


HB 2203 Otto SP: Williams

Relating to the pilot program authorizing a property owner to appeal to the State Office of Administrative Hearings certain appraisal review board determinations.


HB 2499 (CS)Cook SP: Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Information Resources and the transfer of certain department functions to the comptroller of public accounts.

3 Floor Amendments


HB 2605 (CS)Taylor, Larry SP: Huffman

Relating to the continuation and functions of the division of workers' compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance.

5 Floor Amendments


HB 2725 (CS) (LC)Hartnett SP: Williams/ et al.

Relating to the determination of incompetency in criminal cases.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 2904 (CS) (LC)Zerwas SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the administration of the Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry.


HB 3134 (CS) (LC)Crownover SP: Duncan

Relating to the plugging of inactive oil and gas wells.


HB 3272 Burnam/ Chisum SP: Deuell

Relating to the low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement program.


HCR 18 Creighton/ Raymond/ Pitts/ Truitt/ Pena/ et al. SP: Shapiro/ et al.

Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states an amendment to the United States Constitution providing for a federal balanced budget.

 

The Senate reconsidered final passage and postponed:


HB 1665 (LC)King, Susan SP: Fraser

Relating to the notification requirements regarding certain land use regulations in an area near military facilities.

 

The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and postponed: 


HB 725 (CS) (LC)Callegari SP: Fraser

Relating to the operation, powers, and duties of certain water districts.

2 Floor Amendments

 

The Senate reconsidered final passage, amended, and again finally passed:


HB 92 (CS) (LC)Cook/ Pitts SP: Estes

Relating to the regulation of slaughterers by certain counties.

1 Floor Amendment


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 996 Carona/ Nelson/ Zaffirini

In memory of Ashley Therese Perret Harrison of Dallas.


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


SCR 51 (LC)Ellis/ West/ et al.

Expressing the legislature's support for the construction of a monument to African American Texans on the grounds of the State Capitol at the location approved by the State Preservation Board for a Juneteenth monument.


SB 774 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers from the payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.


SB 824 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the coordination of rural and small community initiatives.


SB 1645 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the authority to create and operate a defense adjustment management authority.


SB 1928 (LC)Ellis/ West/ et al.

Relating to an African American Texans memorial monument on the Capitol grounds.


HB 114 (LC)McClendon/ Alvarado/ King, Susan SP: Zaffirini

Relating to designating April as Minority Cancer Awareness Month.


HB 123 (LC)Veasey/ Alonzo SP: Nelson/ et al.

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


HB 200 (CS) (LC)Parker SP: Whitmire

Relating to the notification of the release of certain inmates given to certain courts, law enforcement agencies, and the United States Social Security Administration.


HB 240 (CS) (LC)Parker SP: Nelson

Relating to requiring the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to adopt rules preventing access to on-site sewage disposal systems.


HB 253 (LC)Hilderbran SP: Nelson

Relating to the protection of children by ensuring reports of abuse or neglect, protecting children from abuse and neglect, ensuring that births are reported, and prosecuting the offense of bigamy; providing criminal penalties.


HB 265 (LC)Hilderbran SP: Birdwell

Relating to the lease of space by or for a state agency.


HB 282 (LC)Flynn/ Guillen SP: Van de Putte

Relating to an analysis by the adjutant general of facility needs of state military forces before grants or conveyances of real property.


HB 350 (CS) (LC)Walle SP: Van de Putte

Relating to discharging fines and costs assessed against certain juvenile defendants through community service or tutoring.


HB 399 (LC)Castro/ et al. SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to requiring general academic teaching institutions to offer personal financial literacy training.


HB 451 (LC)Lucio III/ Creighton/ Branch/ Bohac SP: Hegar

Relating to the creation of a Don't Mess with Texas Water program to prevent illegal dumping that affects the surface waters of this state.


HB 533 (LC)Villarreal SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the rendition of property for ad valorem tax purposes and to the protest of a penalty imposed for a failure to timely file a rendition statement or property report.


HB 549 (LC)Dutton SP: Uresti

Relating to the disposition of a decedent's remains.


HB 627 (LC)Woolley SP: Gallegos

Relating to a fee collected by a district clerk for certain certified copies.


HB 649 (LC)Gallego SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the issuance and duration of certain protective orders for victims of sexual assault.


HB 824 (LC)Villarreal/ et al. SP: Van de Putte

Relating to an outreach campaign to promote fathers' involvement with their children before birth.


HB 930 (LC)Darby SP: Harris

Relating to the requirements for an application for a tax warrant authorizing the seizure of personal property for the payment of ad valorem taxes.


HB 942 (LC)Dukes/ et al. SP: Gallegos

Relating to an exemption for school districts from security for court costs and appeal bond.


HB 960 (LC)Turner SP: Whitmire

Relating to the powers of the Central Harris County Regional Water Authority.


HB 969 (LC)Lewis SP: Seliger

Relating to the election of directors of the board of the Ector County Hospital District.


HB 976 (LC)Carter/ Harper-Brown/ Jackson, Jim/ Strama/ Gallego/ et al. SP: Carona

Relating to the issuance of a warrant or summons by a magistrate.


HB 1057 (CS) (LC)Anchia SP: West

Relating to business leave time for certain municipal firefighters and police officers.


HB 1110 (LC)Craddick SP: Seliger

Relating to the contracting authority of the Midland County Hospital District.


HB 1127 (CS) (LC)Gutierrez SP: Van de Putte

Relating to notice of relief available to certain members of the military required to be provided in certain real property documentation.


HB 1128 (LC)Menendez SP: Van de Putte

Relating to consent to certain medical treatments by a surrogate decision-maker on behalf of certain inmates.


HB 1135 (LC)Aycock SP: Fraser

Relating to an application to run for political office.


HB 1168 (CS) (LC)Miller, Doug/ et al. SP: Van de Putte

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


HB 1179 (CS) (LC)Flynn/ Pitts SP: Deuell

Relating to certification requirements for certain property tax professionals.


HB 1215 (LC)McClendon/ Carter SP: Uresti

Relating to the creation of the offense of unauthorized acquisition or transfer of certain financial information.


HB 1245 (LC)Callegari SP: Birdwell

Relating to the repeal of the authorization to establish a super collider facility research authority.


HB 1379 (LC)Anchia SP: West

Relating to the purchasing of a firearm from the county by an honorably retired law enforcement officer.


HB 1381 (LC)Madden SP: Whitmire

Relating to the service of civil process on an inmate of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.


HB 1383 (LC)Quintanilla SP: Uresti

Relating to the territory of the El Paso County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4.


HB 1426 (LC)Farias SP: Wentworth

Relating to the collection of court costs, fees, fines, and other money by the commissioners courts of certain counties.


HB 1481 (LC)Truitt/ Naishtat/ Davis, John/ Raymond/ Menendez/ et al. SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the use of person first respectful language in reference to individuals with disabilities.


HB 1514 (LC)Isaac/ Sheets/ Taylor, Van/ Farias SP: Birdwell

Relating to the issuance to veterans of specially marked driver's licenses.


HB 1529 (LC)Miller, Sid/ Harper-Brown SP: Wentworth

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


HB 1559 (LC)Davis, Sarah/ Bohac/ Sheets/ Garza/ et al. SP: Huffman

Relating to the retention, storage, and destruction of certain court documents.


HB 1614 (LC)Gooden/ Pitts/ Jackson, Jim SP: Deuell

Relating to fees for process server certification.


HB 1643 (LC)Zerwas SP: Hegar

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


HB 1666 (LC)Castro/ Gallego SP: Watson

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of online impersonation.


HB 1678 (LC)Burkett/ et al. SP: Estes

Relating to the employment of an elections administrator.


HB 1682 (LC)Weber/ et al. SP: Jackson

Relating to prohibiting school districts from requiring or coercing school district employees to make charitable contributions.


HB 1694 (LC)Coleman SP: West

Relating to the purchasing and contracting authority of certain governmental entities.


HB 1772 (LC)Taylor, Larry SP: Duncan

Relating to the regulation of certain benefit plans.


HB 1814 (CS) (LC)Lucio III SP: Lucio

Relating to the provision of water and certain equipment by water supply or sewer service corporations for use in fire suppression and the liability of those corporations.


HB 1906 (LC)Howard, Donna SP: Fraser

Relating to the idling of motor vehicles; providing a criminal penalty.


HB 1908 (LC)Madden SP: Whitmire

Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain providers of correctional health care.


HB 1965 (LC)Kolkhorst/ Zerwas/ Naishtat/ Branch/ Bohac/ et al. SP: Deuell

Relating to the expansion of faith- and community-based health and human services initiatives.


HB 1983 (LC)Kolkhorst/ Walle/ et al. SP: Nelson

Relating to certain childbirths occurring before the 39th week of gestation.


HB 2061 (LC)Pena/ Aliseda/ Torres/ Gonzales, Larry/ Garza SP: Nelson

Relating to the reporting of certain information to the director of the bureau of vital statistics.


HB 2069 (LC)Naishtat SP: Lucio

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


HB 2108 (LC)Paxton/ Hardcastle SP: Estes

Relating to electronic filing and rerecording of livestock marks and brands by county clerks.


HB 2162 (LC)Kuempel SP: Wentworth

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


HB 2245 (LC)Zerwas/ et al. SP: Nelson

Relating to physician incentive programs to reduce hospital emergency room use for non-emergent conditions by Medicaid recipients.


HB 2258 (LC)Deshotel SP: Williams

Relating to the use and transferability of certain state property transferred from the state to Spindletop MHMR Services.


HB 2286 (LC)Gonzales, Veronica SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the duties of a funeral director or an agent at the interment or entombment of a human body.


HB 2289 (LC)Crownover SP: Jackson

Relating to the authority of a gas corporation to use a public right-of-way along a railroad, a railroad right-of-way, an interurban railroad, or a street railroad.


HB 2312 (LC)Coleman/ Miles SP: West

Relating to the creation of a sickle cell disease program.


HB 2354 (LC)Madden SP: Whitmire

Relating to the installation and use of a pen register, ESN reader, trap and trace device, mobile tracking device, or similar equipment in a correctional facility operated by or under contract with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.


HB 2370 (LC)Dukes SP: West

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


HB 2385 (LC)Geren SP: Harris

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


HB 2418 (LC)Callegari SP: Patrick

Relating to the territory, board of directors, and powers of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority.


HB 2476 (CS) (LC)Harless/ Hilderbran/ Villarreal/ Ritter SP: Eltife

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain dealer's heavy equipment inventory; providing penalties.


HB 2482 (LC)Pena/ Gallego/ Guillen/ et al. SP: Williams

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


HB 2488 (CS) (LC)Scott SP: Harris

Relating to access to a child's medical records by the child's attorney ad litem, guardian ad litem, or amicus attorney.


HB 2538 (LC)Vo SP: Jackson

Relating to the confidentiality of certain identifying information regarding students of career schools or colleges and other educational entities; providing a criminal penalty.


HB 2582 (LC)Murphy SP: Whitmire

Relating to the repeal of the partial tax exemption for certain beer.


HB 2609 (CS) (LC)Guillen SP: Uresti

Relating to convictions barring employment at or by certain facilities serving the elderly or persons with disabilities.


HB 2624 (LC)Sheffield SP: Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to procedures applicable in circumstances involving family violence or other criminal conduct and military personnel.


HB 2633 (LC)Madden SP: Whitmire

Relating to the office of inspector general of the Texas Youth Commission.


HB 2716 (CS) (LC)Darby SP: Carona

Relating to fees charged for the management and preservation of the county clerk's records.


HB 2727 (LC)Thompson SP: Whitmire

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.


HB 2759 (LC)Hartnett SP: Duncan

Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of provisions of the Texas Probate Code relating to durable powers of attorney, guardianships, and other related proceedings and alternatives, and the redesignation of certain other provisions of the Texas Probate Code, including conforming amendments and repeals.


HB 2793 (LC)Hunter SP: Hinojosa

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


HB 2859 (LC)Gallego SP: Uresti

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


HB 2907 (CS) (LC)Branch SP: Carona

Relating to the requirements for and procedures governing tuition equalization grants.


HB 2908 (LC)Branch/ Davis, Sarah SP: Zaffirini

Relating to providing graduate medical education positions for Texas medical school graduates.


HB 2928 (LC)Farias SP: Birdwell

Relating to privileged parking for recipients of the Silver Star Medal.


HB 2937 (LC)Lewis SP: Zaffirini

Relating to access to the criminal history record information of certain individuals by public or private institutions of higher education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


HB 2959 (CS) (LC)Price SP: Fraser

Relating to the required transfer of records to a new county chair of a political party; providing a penalty.


HB 2978 (LC)Hunter SP: Hegar

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


HB 3065 (LC)Sheffield SP: Nichols

Relating to the requirement that certain food service establishments post a sign depicting the Heimlich maneuver.


HB 3146 (LC)Naishtat SP: Zaffirini

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


HB 3174 (LC)Madden/ et al. SP: Harris

Relating to the stay of recognition or enforcement of a foreign country judgment to allow for de novo review of a contract or agreement for a sale, offer for sale, or sell under The Securities Act.


HB 3307 (LC)Munoz, Jr. SP: Hinojosa

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


HB 3372 (CS) (LC)King, Tracy O./ et al. SP: Jackson

Relating to rainwater harvesting systems that are connected to public water supply systems.


HB 3465 (LC)Sheffield SP: Fraser

Relating to the period for which a school district's participation in certain tax increment financing reinvestment zones may be taken into account in determining the total taxable value of property in the school district.


HB 3470 (LC)Patrick, Diane/ Otto/ Pickett/ Villarreal/ Lucio III SP: Ogden/ et al.

Relating to the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program.


HB 3531 (CS) (LC)Strama/ Marquez/ Dukes/ Naishtat SP: Nelson

Relating to a system for monitoring prescriptions of certain drugs under the Medicaid program for children in foster care.


HB 3547 (LC)Alvarado SP: Gallegos

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


HB 3577 (CS) (LC)Gonzales, Larry SP: Zaffirini

Relating to priority consideration and eligibility for Texas Educational Opportunity Grants, TEXAS grants, and other state financial aid.


HB 3814 (LC)Rodriguez, Eddie SP: Wentworth

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


HB 3818 (LC)Geren SP: Harris

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


HCR 63 (LC)Geren SP: Eltife

Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees.


HCR 68 (LC)Hunter/ Thompson/ Martinez Fischer/ Cook/ Jackson, Jim/ et al. SP: Van de Putte/ et al.

Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study human trafficking in Texas.


HCR 90 (LC)Miller, Sid SP: Hinojosa

Urging Congress to provide a comprehensive public alert warning system.


HCR 133 (LC)Bonnen SP: Hinojosa

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


Committee referral on the following:


HB 1690 Flynn

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to enhance and upgrade sports facilities in certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3743 Workman

Relating to the rights, powers, functions, and duties of the West Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 5.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3848 Gooden

Relating to compensation for services and reimbursement for expenses of a member of the board of directors of the Lake View Management and Development District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3864 Gooden

Relating to the creation of the Lazy W District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3865 Isaac

Relating to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.

Natural Resources


HB 3866 Miller, Doug

Relating to the date for the election of directors of the Hill Country Underground Water Conservation District.

Natural Resources


HCR 50 Creighton/ Taylor, Larry/ Gonzales, Larry/ Bonnen/ Hilderbran/ et al.

Affirming the pride of all Texans in both our one and indivisible national union and our one and indivisible state, claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist from certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.

State Affairs


HCR 60 Burkett/ Flynn/ Brown/ Paxton/ et al.

Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

State Affairs


HCR 94 Flynn/ Keffer/ Creighton/ Chisum/ et al.

Urging Congress to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Business & Commerce


HCR 129 Patrick, Diane/ Torres/ Legler

Notifying the U.S. Department of Education that certain career schools or colleges are legally authorized by the state of Texas to operate educational programs beyond secondary education.

Higher Education


Committee re-referral on the following:


HB 3841 Martinez, "Mando"

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

Re-referred from Transportation & Homeland Security to International Relations & Trade


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