SENATE FLOOR ACTION
May 29, 2011
The Senate reconsidered previous passage, withdrew amendments, and again passed:
Relating to the notification requirements regarding certain land use regulations in an area near military facilities.
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2605.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 100.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 660.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2327.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 362.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1198.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2439.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2457.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 213.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1320.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1811.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1420.
Designating June 2 as Italian Heritage Day for a 10-year period, beginning in 2011.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 1451.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 1517.
The Senate discharged conferees and concurred in House amendments:
Relating to the composition and functions of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation.
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 decedents' estates.
The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:
Relating to improving the quality and efficiency of health care.
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.
Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program.
Relating to summer nutrition programs provided for by school districts.
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 voting practices and elections of property owners' associations.
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
Relating to the regulation of law enforcement officers by the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
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 regulation of metal recycling entities; providing penalties.
Relating to providing a victim, guardian of a victim, or close relative of a deceased victim with notice of a plea bargain agreement in certain criminal cases.
Relating to the exception from required public disclosure of certain records of an appraisal district.
Relating to the execution of deeds conveying residential real estate in connection with certain transactions involving residential real estate.
Relating to the authority of an independent school district to invest in corporate bonds.
Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.
Relating to the registration of peace officers as private security officers.
Relating to the powers and duties of and contributions to and benefits from the systems and programs administered by the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to the operation and administration of the judicial branch of state government.
Relating to the development of a model individualized education program form by the Texas Education Agency.
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 authority of certain retired peace officers to carry certain firearms.
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 the regulation by a property owners' association of the installation of solar energy devices and certain roofing materials on property.
Relating to the conducting of licensing examinations by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
Relating to the operation, powers, and duties of certain water districts.
Relating to the recruitment and retention of certain caseworkers employed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to the civil and criminal consequences of certain criminal offenses involving animal cruelty.
Relating to the boundaries and financing of public improvement districts designated by a municipality or county.
Relating to the operation and regulation of certain consolidated insurance programs.
Relating to authorized investments for governmental entities.
Relating to the establishment and operation of a motor-bus-only lane pilot program in certain counties.
Relating to motor vehicles; providing penalties.
Relating to certain responsibilities of education research centers and to a joint advisory board for education research centers.
Relating to employment by school districts of certain persons under probationary contracts.
Relating to posting suggestions and ideas on cost-efficiency and certain budget documents on certain state agency websites.
Relating to the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas emerging technology fund.
Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers; providing criminal penalties.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the division of workers' compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance.
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 certain election practices and procedures.
Relating to guardianship matters and proceedings.
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 the disclosure of the composition of hydraulic fracturing fluids used in hydraulic fracturing treatments.
Relating to the containment of costs incurred in the correctional health care system.
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.
Relating to the preservation and maintenance of the Alamo by the General Land Office.
The Senate failed to adopt the conference committee report on the following bill:
Relating to public improvement districts designated by a municipality or county.