Senate Floor Action for 5/27/2011



May 27, 2011

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 1177 Hegar

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 321.

SR 1221 Lucio

Recognizing Ian Randolph on the occasion of his retirement from Senator Eddie Lucio Jr.'s office.

SCR 59 Hegar

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1082.

HCR 165 Guillen SP: Eltife

Honoring the 2011 and 2012 Texas State Artist appointees.

HCR 166 Guillen SP: Lucio

Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of John Austin Pena and the naming of the John Austin Pena Memorial Center in Edinburg.

HCR 167 Otto SP: Williams

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 2203.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 5 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini SP: Branch

Relating to the administration and business affairs of public institutions of higher education.

SB 49 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Guillen

Relating to school district requirements regarding parental notification in connection with disciplinary alternative education programs.

SB 71 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: Raymond

Relating to certain reports submitted and analyses conducted regarding health and human services.

SB 76 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: Morrison

Relating to certain providers of subsidized child care.

SB 78 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: Laubenberg

Relating to adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies.

SB 197 (CS) (LC)West SP: Phillips

Relating to the compulsory inspection of motor vehicles; providing penalties.

SB 209 (LC)Zaffirini SP: Walle

Relating to juvenile case managers.

SB 221 (LC)Nelson SP: Gonzalez, Naomi

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.

SB 222 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: Raymond

Relating to access to certain long-term care services and supports under the medical assistance program.

SB 303 (CS) (LC)Nichols SP: Scott/ et al.

Relating to health care services provided or paid by a hospital district.

SB 316 (LC)Whitmire/ et al. SP: Gallego

Relating to criminal asset forfeiture, the disposition of proceeds and property from criminal asset forfeiture, and accountability for that disposition; providing civil penalties.

SB 322 (CS) (LC)Carona SP: Deshotel

Relating to the requirements for reinsurance contracts covering title insurance policies issued in this state.

SB 332 (CS)Fraser/ et al. SP: Ritter

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.

SB 385 (LC)Williams/ et al. SP: Otto/ et al.

Relating to the creation of an alternative fuel program to be funded by the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.

SB 391 (CS) (LC)Patrick SP: Eissler

Relating to the provision of electronic samples of a textbook adopted by the State Board of Education.

SB 407 (CS)Watson/ et al. SP: Craddick/ et al.

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.

SB 425 (CS) (LC)Carona/ et al. SP: Hancock

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.

SB 462 (CS)West SP: Veasey/ et al.

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

SB 469 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al. SP: Patrick, Diane

Relating to the collection of unpaid tolls by a regional tollway authority.

SB 480 (LC)Hegar SP: Gallego

Relating to certain appeals from judgments of municipal courts of record.

SB 498 (LC)Jackson SP: Phillips

Relating to the trapping and transport of surplus white-tailed deer.

SB 502 (LC)West SP: Thompson

Relating to determinations of paternity; creating an offense.

SB 594 (LC)Van de Putte/ et al. SP: Zerwas

Relating to certain procedures applicable to electronic prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances.

SB 629 (LC)Hegar/ et al. SP: Isaac

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.

SB 663 Nichols/ Hegar SP: Anchia

Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Committee of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 731 (CS)Nichols SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to the attorney general's legal sufficiency review of a comprehensive development agreement.

SB 736 (LC)Hinojosa SP: Dukes/ et al.

Relating to membership of local school health advisory councils.

SB 760 (LC)West SP: Turner

Relating to the term of interlocal contracts.

SB 767 (CS) (LC)Ellis SP: Alvarado

Relating to the regulation of certain residential mortgage foreclosure consulting services; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 776 (CS)Zaffirini SP: Guillen/ et al.

Relating to customs brokers.

SB 803 (CS) (LC)Hegar SP: Hunter

Relating to venue projects in certain counties.

SB 809 (CS) (LC)Seliger SP: Giddings

Relating to judicial review in district court of certain workers' compensation disputes.

SB 844 Patrick SP: Hunter/ et al.

Relating to the offense of escape from custody by a person lawfully detained.

SB 859 (LC)Duncan/ Hegar/ Nelson SP: Smithee

Relating to small and large employer health group cooperatives and to employer contributions to individual health insurance policies.

SB 924 (LC)Carona SP: Keffer

Relating to energy efficiency reports by municipally owned utilities and electric cooperatives.

SB 932 (CS) (LC)Williams SP: Eiland

Relating to oyster beds and shells and an oyster shell recovery and replacement program.

SB 942 (CS) (LC)Watson SP: Lucio III

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.

SB 943 (CS) (LC)Carona SP: Anchia

Relating to the classification, use, and regulation of electric energy storage equipment or facilities.

SB 978 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa SP: Gonzales, Veronica

Relating to procedures for the dissolution of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3.

SB 981 (CS) (LC)Carona SP: Anchia/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of distributed renewable generation of electricity.

SB 988 (LC)Van de Putte SP: Larson/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a cybersecurity, education, and economic development council.

SB 993 (CS) (LC)Uresti SP: Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to certain arrangements to provide care for a child during an investigation of abuse or neglect.

SB 1000 (CS) (LC)Eltife/ Hinojosa/ Van de Putte/ Williams/ et al. SP: Geren/ et al.

Relating to self-directed and semi-independent status of the Texas Real Estate Commission; making an appropriation.

SB 1003 (LC)Fraser SP: Smith, Wayne

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.

SB 1035 (CS) (LC)Williams SP: Harless

Relating to motor vehicle title services; providing penalties.

SB 1048 (CS)Jackson SP: Davis, John

Relating to the creation of public and private facilities and infrastructure.

SB 1068 (CS) (LC)Ellis SP: Guillen

Relating to the lease of certain state parking facilities to other persons.

SB 1094 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez SP: Strama

Relating to the availability of online testing for high school equivalency examinations.

SB 1170 (CS)Carona SP: Hamilton

Relating to the regulation of barbers and cosmetologists.

SB 1178 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: Raymond

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.

SB 1179 (CS)Nelson SP: Harper-Brown

Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education and other obsolete provisions of law.

SB 1185 (LC)Nichols SP: Gooden

Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax for the operation and maintenance of a fairground in the county.

SB 1196 (CS)Rodriguez SP: Hartnett

Relating to guardianships and alternatives to guardianship for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated.

SB 1209 (LC)Whitmire SP: Marquez/ et al.

Relating to the detention of certain juvenile offenders.

SB 1216 (CS)Estes SP: Hartnett

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.

SB 1233 (CS) (LC)West SP: Coleman

Relating to the promotion of efficiencies in and the administration of certain district court and county services and functions.

SB 1234 (CS) (LC)West SP: Dutton

Relating to municipal management districts.

SB 1250 (CS)Lucio SP: Lozano

Relating to the applicability of certain restrictions on the location and operation of concrete crushing facilities.

SB 1271 (LC)Duncan SP: Perry

Relating to alternative dispute resolution systems established by counties.

SB 1285 (LC)Watson SP: Strama

Relating to contributions to the retirement systems for certain police officers in certain municipalities.

SB 1286 (LC)Watson SP: Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to the funding of retirement systems for firefighters in certain municipalities.

SB 1413 (LC)Hegar SP: Kleinschmidt

Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a county hotel occupancy tax and to the rate of the tax.

SB 1416 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa/ et al. SP: Gallego/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the offense of possession, manufacture, transportation, repair, or sale of a tire deflation device; providing criminal penalties.

SB 1422 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al. SP: Solomons

Relating to coordinated county transportation authorities; creating an offense.

SB 1449 (LC)Zaffirini SP: Raymond

Relating to an alternative method of satisfying certain licensing requirements for chemical dependency treatment facilities.

SB 1546 (CS) (LC)Patrick SP: Murphy

Relating to the right to a new hearing before an appraisal review board following a failure to attend a hearing.

SB 1551 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez/ et al. SP: Raymond/ et al.

Relating to missing children; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 1605 (CS)Seliger SP: Lewis/ et al.

Relating to the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.

SB 1616 (CS)West SP: Gallego/ et al.

Relating to the collection, storage, preservation, analysis, retrieval, and destruction of biological evidence.

SB 1620 (CS) (LC)Duncan/ et al. SP: Aycock

Relating to substitution of certain career and technology courses for certain mathematics and science courses otherwise required under the recommended high school program.

SB 1636 (CS)Davis/ et al. SP: McClendon

Relating to the collection, analysis, and preservation of sexual assault or DNA evidence.

SB 1649 (CS)Watson/ et al. SP: Margo

Relating to a grant program to support the prosecution of certain crimes.

SB 1732 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte SP: Guillen

Relating to authorizing the adjutant general to operate post exchanges on state military property.

SB 1733 (LC)Van de Putte SP: Menendez

Relating to the occupational licensing of spouses of members of the military.

SB 1736 (LC)Van de Putte/ et al. SP: Castro/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of the College Credit for Heroes program.

SB 1760 Lucio SP: Oliveira

Relating to notice of water and wastewater requirements before certain sales of certain residential properties.

SB 1796 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte/ Rodriguez/ et al. SP: Miller, Sid

Relating to the creation of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services.

SB 1810 (CS) (LC)Carona SP: Truitt

Relating to the exemption of certain retirement accounts from access by creditors.

SB 1909 (CS) (LC)Lucio SP: Oliveira

Relating to The University of Texas at Brownsville, including its partnership agreement with the Texas Southmost College District.

SB 1920 (CS) (LC)Gallegos SP: Eiland

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:

SB 8 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to improving the quality and efficiency of health care.

SB 100 (CS)Van de Putte SP: Taylor, Van

Relating to the adoption of voting procedures necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act.

SB 293 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al. SP: Davis, John

Relating to telemedicine medical services, telehealth services, and home telemonitoring services provided to certain Medicaid recipients.

SB 408 (LC)Estes SP: Keffer

Relating to inspection of and the operation of watercraft on the John Graves Scenic Riverway; providing for the imposition of a criminal penalty.

SB 542 (CS) (LC)Hegar SP: Fletcher

Relating to the regulation of law enforcement officers by the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

SB 660 (CS)Hinojosa/ Hegar SP: Ritter

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.

SB 1130 (CS) (LC)Hegar SP: Kleinschmidt

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:

HB 6 (CS)Eissler/ Allen/ Strama/ Branch/ et al. SP: Shapiro

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.

HB 213 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez, Eddie/ Keffer/ et al. SP: Lucio/ et al.

Relating to certain loans secured by a lien on residential real property and to other transactions involving residential real property; providing civil penalties.

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.

HB 300 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst/ Naishtat/ et al. SP: Nelson

Relating to the privacy of protected health information; providing administrative and civil penalties.

HB 335 Shelton/ Kolkhorst/ Schwertner/ Zerwas/ Creighton/ et al. SP: Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to implementation and requirements of certain health care reform laws.

HB 628 Callegari SP: Jackson

Relating to contracts by governmental entities and related professional services and to public works performance and payment bonds.

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

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

HB 1000 (CS) (LC)Branch/ Frullo/ Coleman/ Button/ Bonnen/ et al. SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund; making an appropriation.

HB 1103 (CS) (LC)Lucio III/ Pena SP: Ellis

Relating to the civil and criminal consequences of certain criminal offenses involving animal cruelty.

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

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

HB 1400 (CS) (LC)Elkins SP: West

Relating to the boundaries and financing of public improvement districts designated by a municipality or county.

HB 1517 (LC)Isaac SP: Hegar

Relating to the disposition of fines for traffic violations collected by certain municipalities.

HB 1560 (CS)Scott SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the enterprise zone program.

HB 2093 (LC)Thompson SP: Van de Putte

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

HB 2194 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry SP: Jackson

Relating to certain election practices and procedures; providing a penalty.

HB 2365 Eissler SP: Shapiro

Relating to certain responsibilities of education research centers and to a joint advisory board for education research centers.

HB 2439 (CS)Gallego SP: Watson

Relating to posting suggestions and ideas on cost-efficiency and certain budget documents on certain state agency websites.

HB 2608 (CS)Harper-Brown SP: Hinojosa

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

HB 2770 Smith, Wayne/ Callegari SP: Williams

Relating to the powers and duties of navigation districts, port authorities, and certain municipalities.

HB 2847 (A) (LC)Madden SP: Whitmire

Relating to the use of video teleconferencing systems in certain criminal proceedings.

HB 2910 (CS) (LC)Branch/ Dukes SP: Zaffirini

Relating to agreements between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and certain organizations for increasing degree completion rates.

HB 3025 (CS)Branch/ Guillen/ Lozano SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the filing of a degree plan by undergraduate students at public institutions of higher education.

HB 3109 (CS)Craddick SP: Seliger

Relating to the rulemaking power of certain groundwater conservation districts.

HB 3246 (CS) (LC)Elkins SP: West

Relating to public improvement districts designated by a municipality or county.

HB 3275 Coleman SP: Ellis

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

HB 3468 (CS) (LC)Patrick, Diane/ Branch SP: Shapiro

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:

SB 321 (CS)Hegar/ Birdwell/ et al. SP: Kleinschmidt

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.

HB 3302 (LC)Reynolds/ Zerwas SP: Hegar

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