Senate Floor Action for 5/21/2011



May 21, 2011

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

SB 1193 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez

Relating to coordination of services provided by Medicaid managed care organizations and certain community centers and local mental health or mental retardation authorities.

SB 1837 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to exemptions to persons required to hold a limited property and casualty license.

HJR 109 (CS)Orr/ Aycock/ Hochberg/ Pitts/ Otto/ et al. SP: Ogden

Proposing a constitutional amendment to clarify references to the permanent school fund, to allow the General Land Office to distribute revenue derived from permanent school fund land or other properties to the available school fund, and to provide for an increase in the market value of the permanent school fund for the purpose of allowing increased distributions from the available school fund.

HB 91 (LC)Cook SP: Birdwell

Relating to the extent of extraterritorial jurisdiction for certain municipalities.

HB 159 (LC)Raymond SP: Zaffirini

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

HB 254 Hilderbran/ Anderson, Rodney/ Kuempel SP: Wentworth

Relating to establishing the Texas Derbies.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 338 (LC)Aycock SP: Seliger

Relating to disclaimers by certain entities promulgating lists of noxious or invasive terrestrial plant species.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 364 Turner SP: Ellis

Relating to condominiums in certain municipalities, including the exercise of eminent domain authority by those municipalities with respect to certain condominiums.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 397 (CS) (LC)Gonzales, Veronica/ Martinez, "Mando"/ Lucio III/ Margo/ Gallego/ et al. SP: Uresti/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Bureau for Economic Development of the Border Region.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 441 (LC)Guillen SP: Williams

Relating to the fees for certain commercial vehicles.

HB 442 (LC)Guillen/ Gonzales, Veronica/ Fletcher/ Margo SP: Williams

Relating to the establishment of an emergency radio infrastructure account.

HB 499 (LC)Rodriguez, Eddie SP: Watson

Relating to the additional penalty for collection costs for certain delinquent ad valorem taxes.

HB 534 (LC)Phillips SP: Estes

Relating to the powers and duties of the Gunter Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 1 and 2.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 592 (CS)Pitts SP: Birdwell

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

1 Floor Amendment

HB 886 (LC)Smith, Wayne SP: Gallegos

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 528; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

HB 1075 (LC)Anderson, Rodney/ Truitt/ et al. SP: Davis/ et al.

Relating to an alert for a missing person with an intellectual disability.

HB 1137 (LC)Darby/ Flynn/ Driver/ Berman SP: Estes

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.

HB 1201 (CS)Kolkhorst/ Pitts/ Harless/ Zerwas/ Phillips/ et al. SP: Hegar

Relating to repeal of authority for the establishment and operation of the Trans-Texas Corridor.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1242 (CS) (LC)Geren SP: Harris

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

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1278 (LC)Coleman/ Riddle/ Hochberg SP: Seliger

Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1315 (CS) (LC)Aliseda SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.

HB 1422 (LC)Truitt SP: Watson

Relating to the issuance of titles for certain motor vehicles that are the subject of insurance claims.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1469 (LC)Hernandez Luna SP: Gallegos

Relating to exempting certain fraternal and veterans organizations from certain bond requirements to obtain an alcoholic beverage permit or license.

HB 1610 (CS)Gonzales, Larry/ Madden SP: Patrick

Relating to employment termination procedures applicable to a teacher who is convicted of or receives deferred adjudication for a felony.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1964 (CS) (LC)Villarreal/ et al. SP: Van de Putte

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

1 Floor Amendment

HB 2017 (CS) (LC)McClendon/ Pickett/ Harper-Brown SP: Williams

Relating to the organization, governance, duties, and functions of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 2080 King, Tracy O. SP: Uresti

Relating to certification of a person as eligible for disabled parking privileges.

HB 2118 (LC)Coleman/ Giddings/ King, Phil/ Sheets/ et al. SP: Estes/ et al.

Relating to adding certain synthetic compounds to Penalty Group 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

HB 2135 (CS) (LC)Hochberg/ et al. SP: Patrick

Relating to the administration of end-of-course and other assessment instruments to certain public school students enrolled below the high school level.

HB 2160 (CS)Coleman SP: West

Relating to the governing bodies of certain local planning organizations.

HB 2383 (LC)Geren SP: Harris

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

HB 2417 (LC)Flynn SP: Rodriguez

Relating to the Texas Code of Military Justice.

HB 2507 Chisum SP: Seliger

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

HB 2518 (LC)Kolkhorst SP: Ogden

Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Board of Criminal Justice to the board of regents of The Texas A&M University System for the use and benefit of the Texas Forest Service.

HB 2603 (CS)Smithee SP: Hegar

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

HB 2604 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry SP: Harris

Relating to unencumbered assets held by title agents.

HB 2729 Callegari SP: Watson

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

1 Floor Amendment

HB 2971 Smith, Todd SP: Davis

Relating to the confidentiality of documents evaluating the performance of public school teachers and administrators.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3616 (CS) (LC)Naishtat/ Raymond SP: Ellis/ et al.

Relating to designating October as Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month.

HB 3727 Hilderbran/ Martinez Fischer SP: Uresti

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain commercial aircraft that are temporarily located in this state for manufacturing or assembly purposes.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3803 (LC)Phillips SP: Estes

Relating to the creation of the Cottonwood Municipal Utility District No. 2 of Grayson County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

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

HB 150 Solomons SP: Seliger

Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives.

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

HB 3595 (CS)Chisum/ Strama SP: Carona

Relating to energy efficiency goals and energy efficiency programs.


The Senate laid out as postponed business and finally passed:


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

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

Committee report printed and distributed 03:25 PM, 05/16/11

13 Floor Amendments

The Senate refused to suspend the regular order to consider:

SB 677 (CS)Gallegos

Relating to the enforcement of the public information law; providing for the imposition of a civil penalty.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SCR 57 Williams

Recalling H.B. No. 2277 from the house for further consideration.

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

SB 1811 (CS)Duncan SP: Pitts

Relating to certain state fiscal matters; providing penalties.

Committee re-referral on the following:

HB 3864 Gooden SP: Deuell

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.

Re-referred from Intergovernmental Relations to International Relations & Trade