SENATE FLOOR ACTION
May 27, 2011
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 321.
Recognizing Ian Randolph on the occasion of his retirement from Senator Eddie Lucio Jr.'s office.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1082.
Honoring the 2011 and 2012 Texas State Artist appointees.
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of John Austin Pena and the naming of the John Austin Pena Memorial Center in Edinburg.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 2203.
The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:
Relating to the administration and business affairs of public institutions of higher education.
Relating to school district requirements regarding parental notification in connection with disciplinary alternative education programs.
Relating to certain reports submitted and analyses conducted regarding health and human services.
Relating to certain providers of subsidized child care.
Relating to adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies.
Relating to the compulsory inspection of motor vehicles; providing penalties.
Relating to juvenile case managers.
Relating to the Department of Family and Protective Services, including protective services and investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation for certain adults who are elderly or disabled; providing a criminal penalty.
Relating to access to certain long-term care services and supports under the medical assistance program.
Relating to health care services provided or paid by a hospital district.
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 the requirements for reinsurance contracts covering title insurance policies issued in this state.
Relating to the ownership of groundwater below the surface of land, the right to produce that groundwater, and the management of groundwater in this state.
Relating to the creation of an alternative fuel program to be funded by the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.
Relating to the provision of electronic samples of a textbook adopted by the State Board of Education.
Relating to the creation of the offense of electronic transmission of certain visual material depicting a minor and to certain educational programs concerning the prevention and awareness of that offense.
Relating to property and casualty certificates of insurance and approval of property and casualty certificate of insurance forms by the Texas Department of Insurance; providing penalties.
Relating to the expunction of records and files relating to a person's arrest.
Relating to the collection of unpaid tolls by a regional tollway authority.
Relating to certain appeals from judgments of municipal courts of record.
Relating to the trapping and transport of surplus white-tailed deer.
Relating to determinations of paternity; creating an offense.
Relating to certain procedures applicable to electronic prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances.
Relating to the Ranch at Clear Fork Creek Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Committee of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments; providing an administrative penalty.
Relating to the attorney general's legal sufficiency review of a comprehensive development agreement.
Relating to membership of local school health advisory councils.
Relating to the term of interlocal contracts.
Relating to the regulation of certain residential mortgage foreclosure consulting services; providing a criminal penalty.
Relating to customs brokers.
Relating to venue projects in certain counties.
Relating to judicial review in district court of certain workers' compensation disputes.
Relating to the offense of escape from custody by a person lawfully detained.
Relating to small and large employer health group cooperatives and to employer contributions to individual health insurance policies.
Relating to energy efficiency reports by municipally owned utilities and electric cooperatives.
Relating to oyster beds and shells and an oyster shell recovery and replacement program.
Relating to the creation and financing of the Lakeway Regional Medical Center Defined Area in Travis County Water Control and Improvement District No. 17; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
Relating to the classification, use, and regulation of electric energy storage equipment or facilities.
Relating to procedures for the dissolution of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3.
Relating to the regulation of distributed renewable generation of electricity.
Relating to the creation of a cybersecurity, education, and economic development council.
Relating to certain arrangements to provide care for a child during an investigation of abuse or neglect.
Relating to self-directed and semi-independent status of the Texas Real Estate Commission; making an appropriation.
Relating to penalties for, and emergency orders suspending, the operation of a rock crusher or certain concrete plants without a current permit under the Texas Clean Air Act.
Relating to motor vehicle title services; providing penalties.
Relating to the creation of public and private facilities and infrastructure.
Relating to the lease of certain state parking facilities to other persons.
Relating to the availability of online testing for high school equivalency examinations.
Relating to the regulation of barbers and cosmetologists.
Relating to the regulation of certain shelter day-care facilities, child-care facilities, and individuals providing child-care services, and access to certain criminal history record information; providing an administrative penalty.
Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education and other obsolete provisions of law.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax for the operation and maintenance of a fairground in the county.
Relating to guardianships and alternatives to guardianship for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated.
Relating to the detention of certain juvenile offenders.
Relating to determination of the validity and enforceability of a contract containing an arbitration agreement in suits for dissolution of marriage and certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
Relating to the promotion of efficiencies in and the administration of certain district court and county services and functions.
Relating to municipal management districts.
Relating to the applicability of certain restrictions on the location and operation of concrete crushing facilities.
Relating to alternative dispute resolution systems established by counties.
Relating to contributions to the retirement systems for certain police officers in certain municipalities.
Relating to the funding of retirement systems for firefighters in certain municipalities.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a county hotel occupancy tax and to the rate of the tax.
Relating to the creation of the offense of possession, manufacture, transportation, repair, or sale of a tire deflation device; providing criminal penalties.
Relating to coordinated county transportation authorities; creating an offense.
Relating to an alternative method of satisfying certain licensing requirements for chemical dependency treatment facilities.
Relating to the right to a new hearing before an appraisal review board following a failure to attend a hearing.
Relating to missing children; providing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.
Relating to the collection, storage, preservation, analysis, retrieval, and destruction of biological evidence.
Relating to substitution of certain career and technology courses for certain mathematics and science courses otherwise required under the recommended high school program.
Relating to the collection, analysis, and preservation of sexual assault or DNA evidence.
Relating to a grant program to support the prosecution of certain crimes.
Relating to authorizing the adjutant general to operate post exchanges on state military property.
Relating to the occupational licensing of spouses of members of the military.
Relating to the establishment of the College Credit for Heroes program.
Relating to notice of water and wastewater requirements before certain sales of certain residential properties.
Relating to the creation of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services.
Relating to the exemption of certain retirement accounts from access by creditors.
Relating to The University of Texas at Brownsville, including its partnership agreement with the Texas Southmost College District.
Relating to the powers of the Coastal Water Authority; affecting the authority to issue bonds.
The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:
Relating to improving the quality and efficiency of health care.
Relating to the adoption of voting procedures necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act.
Relating to telemedicine medical services, telehealth services, and home telemonitoring services provided to certain Medicaid recipients.
Relating to inspection of and the operation of watercraft on the John Graves Scenic Riverway; providing for the imposition of a criminal penalty.
Relating to the regulation of law enforcement officers by the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
Relating to the review and functions of the Texas Water Development Board, including the functions of the board and related entities in connection with the process for establishing and appealing desired future conditions in a groundwater management area.
Relating to the exception from required public disclosure of certain records of an appraisal district.
The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:
Relating to the foundation curriculum, the establishment of the instructional materials allotment, and the adoption, review, and purchase of instructional materials and technological equipment for public schools.
Relating to certain loans secured by a lien on residential real property and to other transactions involving residential real property; providing civil penalties.
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.
Relating to the privacy of protected health information; providing administrative and civil penalties.
Relating to implementation and requirements of certain health care reform laws.
Relating to contracts by governmental entities and related professional services and to public works performance and payment bonds.
Relating to the operation, powers, and duties of certain water districts.
Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund; making an appropriation.
Relating to the civil and criminal consequences of certain criminal offenses involving animal cruelty.
Relating to the regulation of certain metal dealers; providing criminal penalties.
Relating to the boundaries and financing of public improvement districts designated by a municipality or county.
Relating to the disposition of fines for traffic violations collected by certain municipalities.
Relating to the enterprise zone program.
Relating to the operation and regulation of certain consolidated insurance programs.
Relating to certain election practices and procedures; providing a penalty.
Relating to certain responsibilities of education research centers and to a joint advisory board for education research centers.
Relating to posting suggestions and ideas on cost-efficiency and certain budget documents on certain state agency websites.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Relating to the powers and duties of navigation districts, port authorities, and certain municipalities.
Relating to the use of video teleconferencing systems in certain criminal proceedings.
Relating to agreements between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and certain organizations for increasing degree completion rates.
Relating to the filing of a degree plan by undergraduate students at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the rulemaking power of certain groundwater conservation districts.
Relating to public improvement districts designated by a municipality or county.
Relating to the operation and governance of tax increment financing reinvestment zones.
Relating to high school readiness, to the assessment of public school students for college readiness and developmental education courses to prepare students for college-level coursework, and to teacher certification to teach at certain grade levels in public school.
The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:
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 the authority of certain Type A economic development corporations to undertake certain categories of projects.