Senate Floor Action for 5/23/2011

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Monday

May 23, 2011




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


HJR 63 Pickett SP: Wentworth

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit a county to issue bonds or notes to finance the development or redevelopment of an unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted area and to pledge for repayment of the bonds or notes increases in ad valorem taxes imposed by the county on property in the area.


HB 33 (LC)Branch/ Patrick, Diane/ Vo/ Castro/ Hancock/ et al. SP: Zaffirini

Relating to measures to increase the affordability of textbooks used for courses at public or private institutions of higher education.


HB 272 (CS)Smithee/ Chisum/ Hancock/ Margo/ Sheets/ et al. SP: Carona

Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and to the resolution of certain disputes concerning claims made to that association; providing penalties.

9 Floor Amendments


HB 336 Marquez SP: Rodriguez

Relating to the filing and posting on the Internet of reports of political contributions and expenditures required in connection with the office of member of the board of trustees of certain school districts.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 359 (A) (LC)Allen/ Nash/ Shelton/ Patrick, Diane/ Torres SP: Lucio

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

1 Committee Amendment

2 Floor Amendments


HB 411 (CS)Laubenberg/ Crownover SP: Deuell

Relating to the confidentiality of newborn screening information.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 530 (LC)Shelton SP: Davis

Relating to the definition of local law enforcement authority for purposes of the sex offender registration program.


HB 675 (LC)Lucio III/ et al. SP: Lucio

Relating to football helmet safety requirements in public schools.


HB 826 (LC)Farias SP: Zaffirini

Relating to facilitating the enrollment in or transfer to a public school district of a student in the conservatorship of the state.


HB 1010 (LC)Bonnen SP: Jackson

Relating to enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain municipalities.


HB 1090 (LC)Gonzalez, Naomi/ Hughes/ Villarreal/ Oliveira/ Margo/ et al. SP: Seliger/ et al.

Relating to the calculation of interest on certain ad valorem tax refunds.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1173 Riddle SP: Huffman

Relating to the release on bond of certain persons arrested for a misdemeanor without a warrant in certain counties.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1178 (LC)Flynn SP: Birdwell

Relating to employment protection for members of the state military forces.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1228 (CS) (LC)Dutton SP: West

Relating to payment and collection of assessments and other charges owed to a property owners' association and foreclosure of a property owners' association assessment lien.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1334 (CS)Allen SP: Davis

Relating to the effect of a delay by the State Board for Educator Certification in renewing an educator's certification.


HB 1335 (CS)Allen/ Reynolds SP: Van de Putte

Relating to certain resources available to teachers of a public school student with a disability under the statewide plan for delivery of services to public school students with disabilities.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 1353 (LC)Elkins/ Sheets/ et al. SP: Williams

Relating to speed limits.


HB 1371 (CS) (LC)Gonzalez, Naomi SP: Rodriguez

Relating to vehicle parking requirements in certain municipal housing authority communities.


HB 1386 (CS)Coleman/ Farrar/ Marquez/ et al. SP: Ellis

Relating to the public health threat presented by youth suicide.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1451 (CS)Thompson/ Pitts/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Lucio III/ Branch/ et al. SP: Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain dog and cat breeders; providing penalties.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 1568 (CS) (LC)Coleman SP: Gallegos

Relating to the authority of certain local governmental entities in certain populous counties to appoint, contract for, or employ physicians.


HB 1616 (CS) (LC)Geren/ Flynn/ King, Phil SP: Estes

Relating to the reporting of political contributions, political expenditures, and personal financial information, and to complaints filed with the Texas Ethics Commission.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1619 (CS) (LC)Orr/ Kleinschmidt/ et al. SP: Patrick

Relating to emergency service districts.


HB 1720 (LC)Davis, John SP: Patrick/ et al.

Relating to improving health care provider accountability and efficiency under the child health plan and Medicaid programs.

3 Floor Amendments


HB 1732 (CS)Ritter SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the applicability of the constitutional limit on state debt payable from the general revenues of the state to bonds issued by the Texas Water Development Board.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 1756 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez, Eddie SP: Watson/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 2; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.


HB 1757 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez, Eddie SP: Watson/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.


HB 1758 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez, Eddie SP: Watson/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 3; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.


HB 1797 (LC)Naishtat SP: Rodriguez

Relating to a person's eligibility to obtain a license in social work.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1812 (LC)Phillips SP: Seliger

Relating to the type of newspaper required for publication of notice in certain counties.


HB 1821 (CS) (LC)Anderson, Rodney SP: West/ et al.

Relating to certain information or guidelines provided by or concerning a property owners' association or concerning subdivisions that are subject to restrictive covenants.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1839 Phillips SP: Jackson

Relating to excluding a provider of recreational classes that do not lead to an educational credential from regulation as a career school or college.


HB 1932 (LC)Schwertner SP: Ogden

Relating to the powers and duties of the Williamson-Liberty Hill Municipal Utility District.


HB 1942 (CS)Patrick, Diane/ Shelton/ Strama/ Eissler/ Guillen/ et al. SP: Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to bullying in public schools.


HB 1969 Christian SP: Nichols

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

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2093 (LC)Thompson SP: Van de Putte

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

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2136 (CS) (LC)Guillen SP: Zaffirini

Relating to regional contracted brokers and subcontractors of regional contracted brokers providing Medicaid nonemergency medical transportation services.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2169 Aycock SP: Shapiro

Relating to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit to rescind a discount for early payment of ad valorem taxes.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2173 (CS) (LC)Torres/ Burkett/ White/ et al. SP: Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to the adoption of certain voting procedures and to certain elections, including procedures necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, deadlines for declaration of candidacy and dates for certain elections, and to terms of certain elected officials.

6 Floor Amendments


HB 2207 (CS) (LC)Oliveira SP: Lucio

Relating to the authority of the board of trustees to set rates for certain municipal utility systems.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2226 Truitt SP: Carona

Relating to authorized investments for governmental entities.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 2380 (LC)Shelton/ Reynolds SP: Shapiro

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

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2396 (CS) (LC)McClendon SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the pledge of advanced transportation district sales and use taxes to certain bonds.


HB 2408 (CS) (LC)Darby/ et al. SP: Harris

Relating to title insurance.


HB 2490 (CS)Solomons SP: Carona

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

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2560 (LC)Sheffield/ Driver/ Legler/ et al. SP: Estes

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.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2592 (CS)Truitt/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Harless/ Farias/ McClendon/ et al. SP: Carona

Relating to notice and disclosure requirements for certain credit services organizations regarding charges and consumer borrowing; providing an administrative penalty.


HB 2594 (A)Truitt/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Harless/ Farias/ McClendon/ et al. SP: Carona/ et al.

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.

2 Committee Amendments

2 Floor Amendments


HB 2608 (CS)Harper-Brown SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

3 Floor Amendments


HB 2707 (LC)Burnam/ Quintanilla/ Gutierrez/ Menendez SP: Davis

Relating to the holding of an interest in certain alcoholic beverage licenses, permits, or premises by certain persons whose alcoholic beverage license or permit has been revoked.


HB 2734 (LC)Madden SP: Williams

Relating to certain mandatory conditions of parole or mandatory supervision for illegal criminal aliens and the revocation of parole or mandatory supervision as a result of violating those conditions.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2735 Madden SP: Hinojosa

Relating to procedures for certain persons charged with an administrative violation of a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or to mandatory supervision.


HB 2779 (CS) (LC)Bohac/ Fletcher/ Deshotel/ Chisum/ Harless/ et al. SP: Patrick/ et al.

Relating to provisions in the dedicatory instruments of property owners' associations regarding display of flags.


HB 2784 (CS)Alonzo SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the refund policy for courses and programs at career schools and colleges.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2810 (CS) (LC)Miller, Sid SP: Estes

Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for tangible personal property incorporated into or attached to certain agricultural structures.


HB 2889 Madden SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the expunction of records and files relating to a person's arrest.


HB 2902 Zerwas SP: Hegar

Relating to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities.


HB 2911 (LC)Branch SP: Patrick

Relating to guaranteed student loans and alternative education loans.


HB 2949 (LC)Cook SP: Eltife

Relating to the administration of the collection improvement program.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 3109 (CS)Craddick SP: Seliger

Relating to the rulemaking power of certain groundwater conservation districts.


HB 3111 (LC)Craddick SP: Seliger

Relating to fees to finance capital improvements in certain municipalities.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 3161 (CS) (LC)Hancock SP: Van de Putte

Relating to limited purpose subsidiary life insurance companies.


HB 3199 (LC)Cain SP: Estes

Relating to the repeal of requirements and penalties related to the grading of roses.


HB 3268 Lyne SP: Estes

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

1 Floor Amendment


HB 3275 Coleman SP: Ellis

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

2 Floor Amendments


HB 3278 (CS) (LC)Shelton SP: Shapiro

Relating to membership of the commissioner of education and the Texas Education Agency in certain advisory committees, commissions, task forces, and other similar entities.


HB 3324 (CS) (LC)McClendon/ Thompson SP: Watson

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


HB 3404 (LC)Naishtat SP: Watson

Relating to establishing a child care advisory committee to advise the Texas Facilities Commission.


HB 3722 Guillen SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the boater education program of the Parks and Wildlife Department.


HCR 42 Madden SP: Williams/ et al.

Expressing support for the current FBI effort to reevaluate existing policies, standards, and protocols for forensic DNA testing laboratories and expressing support for any new policies, standards, and protocols that would hold public and private labs to the same standards, audits, and review process, urging Congress to pass any necessary federal legislation that ensures continued quality in forensic science while holding public and private lab DNA analysis to the same standards, and encouraging Texas law enforcement agencies to use forensic science review methods that will eliminate DNA testing backlogs.

 

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


HB 2277 (LC)Eiland SP: Williams

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

1 Floor Amendment


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


HCR 163 Pickett SP: Van de Putte

Convening a joint memorial session to honor Texans killed while serving in the Global War on Terrorism, commemorating Memorial Day 2011, and paying tribute to all those who have died in the service of the United States.


The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:


SB 61 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini SP: Walle

Relating to juvenile case managers.


SB 116 (CS) (LC)Uresti/ et al. SP: Castro

Relating to protective orders against dating violence.


SB 141 (CS)Eltife/ et al. SP: Anchia

Relating to debt management services and the regulation of debt management services providers.


SB 166 (LC)Shapiro SP: Madden/ et al.

Relating to the sex offender civil commitment program and to the creation of a state agency to perform the functions relating to the sex offender civil commitment program that are currently performed by the Council on Sex Offender Treatment.


SB 233 (CS) (LC)Deuell SP: Driver

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


SB 234 (CS) (LC)Deuell SP: Driver

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


SB 260 (CS) (LC)West/ et al. SP: Raymond

Relating to minimum training standards for employees or operators of certain child-care facilities and registered family homes.


SB 544 (LC)Seliger/ et al. SP: Shelton

Relating to unlawful acts against and criminal offenses involving the Medicaid program; providing penalties.


SB 639 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte/ Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Branch

Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel, veterans, and dependents residing in this state.


SB 650 (CS) (LC)Hegar SP: Cook

Relating to management of certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.


SB 690 (CS) (LC)Carona SP: Miller, Sid

Relating to the enforcement of a self-service storage facility lien; providing a penalty.


SB 864 (LC)Rodriguez SP: Marquez

Relating to the services included in a retail price list provided by a funeral establishment.


SB 900 (CS) (LC)Gallegos SP: Thompson

Relating to the Aldine Improvement District; providing authority to impose a tax.


SB 1082 (LC)Hegar SP: Laubenberg

Relating to strategic partnerships for the continuation of certain water districts annexed by a municipality.


SB 1106 (CS) (LC)Harris/ et al. SP: Madden

Relating to the exchange of confidential information among certain governmental entities concerning certain juveniles.


SB 1431 (CS) (LC)Carona SP: Smithee

Relating to the functions of insurance holding company systems.


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


SB 23 (CS)Nelson/ et al. SP: Zerwas

Relating to the administration of and efficiency, cost-saving, fraud prevention, and funding measures for certain health and human services and health benefits programs, including the medical assistance and child health plan programs.


SB 263 (CS) (LC)Carona SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to the revocation or suspension of the license of a physician placed on deferred adjudication community supervision or arrested for certain offenses.


SB 652 (CS)Hegar SP: Bonnen

Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.


SB 655 (CS)Hegar SP: Keffer

Relating to the continuation, functions, and name of the Railroad Commission of Texas.


The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:


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 1286 (LC)Howard, Donna/ Hochberg/ et al. SP: Davis

Relating to adoption of rules by the University Interscholastic League.


HB 2154 (CS) (LC)Eiland/ Torres SP: Ellis

Relating to certain continuing education requirements for agents who sell annuities.


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

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


HB 2694 (CS)Smith, Wayne SP: Huffman

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and abolishing the On-site Wastewater Treatment Research Council.


HB 3302 (LC)Reynolds/ Zerwas SP: Hegar

Relating to the authority of certain Type A economic development corporations to undertake certain categories of projects.


HB 3726 (CS) (LC)Guillen SP: Van de Putte

Relating to the preservation and maintenance of the Alamo by the General Land Office.


The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:


HB 1555 (CS)Thompson/ Miles SP: Ellis

Relating to the first day of instruction in certain school districts that provide additional days of instruction financed with local funds.


(A)AMENDED IN COMMITTEE
(CS)COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE
(LC)RECOMMENDED FOR LOCAL CALENDAR