Senate Floor Action for 5/29/2011

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Sunday

May 29, 2011



 

The Senate reconsidered previous passage, withdrew amendments, and again passed:


HB 1665 (LC)King, Susan SP: Fraser

Relating to the notification requirements regarding certain land use regulations in an area near military facilities.


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 1248 Huffman

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2605.


SR 1249 Van de Putte

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 100.


SR 1250 Hinojosa

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 660.


SR 1252 Wentworth

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2327.


SR 1253 West

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 362.


SR 1254 Rodriguez

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1198.


SR 1255 Watson

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2439.


SR 1256 Jackson

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2457.


SR 1257 Lucio

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 213.


SR 1259 Lucio

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1320.


SR 1260 Duncan

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1811.


SCR 60 Hinojosa

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1420.


HCR 144 Parker SP: Carona

Designating June 2 as Italian Heritage Day for a 10-year period, beginning in 2011.


HCR 173 Thompson SP: Whitmire

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 1451.


HCR 176 Isaac SP: Hegar

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 1517.

 

The Senate discharged conferees and concurred in House amendments:

 


SB 40 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini SP: Callegari

Relating to the composition and functions of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation.


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 1198 (CS)Rodriguez SP: Hartnett

Relating to decedents' estates.


The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:


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

Relating to improving the quality and efficiency of health care.


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 28 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Branch/ et al.

Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program.


SB 89 (CS)Lucio/ et al. SP: Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to summer nutrition programs provided for by school districts.


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 472 (CS) (LC)West SP: Giddings

Relating to voting practices and elections of property owners' associations.


SB 516 (CS) (LC)Patrick/ et al. SP: Fletcher

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.


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 635 Nichols/ Gallegos/ Patrick SP: Larson

Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.


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 694 (CS)West SP: Smith, Wayne/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; providing penalties.


SB 1010 (LC)Huffman/ et al. SP: Workman/ et al.

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.


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

Relating to the exception from required public disclosure of certain records of an appraisal district.


SB 1320 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al. SP: Gonzales, Veronica

Relating to the execution of deeds conveying residential real estate in connection with certain transactions involving residential real estate.


SB 1543 (CS)Wentworth SP: Larson

Relating to the authority of an independent school district to invest in corporate bonds.


SB 1588 (CS)Ogden SP: Pitts

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.


SB 1600 (LC)Whitmire SP: King, Phil/ et al.

Relating to the registration of peace officers as private security officers.


SB 1664 (CS)Duncan SP: Truitt/ et al.

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.


SB 1717 (CS)Duncan/ et al. SP: Lewis/ et al.

Relating to the operation and administration of the judicial branch of state government.


SB 1788 (CS) (LC)Patrick SP: Huberty

Relating to the development of a model individualized education program form by the Texas Education Agency.


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 242 (LC)Craddick/ Torres/ Martinez Fischer SP: Hegar

Relating to the authority of certain retired peace officers to carry certain firearms.


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 362 (CS) (LC)Solomons/ Workman/ et al. SP: West

Relating to the regulation by a property owners' association of the installation of solar energy devices and certain roofing materials on property.


HB 414 (LC)Aycock/ Miller, Sid/ Hardcastle SP: Hegar

Relating to the conducting of licensing examinations by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.


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

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


HB 753 (LC)Raymond SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the recruitment and retention of certain caseworkers employed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.


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

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


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

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


HB 2093 (LC)Thompson SP: Van de Putte

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


HB 2226 Truitt SP: Carona

Relating to authorized investments for governmental entities.


HB 2327 (CS)McClendon SP: Wentworth

Relating to the establishment and operation of a motor-bus-only lane pilot program in certain counties.


HB 2357 (CS)Pickett SP: Williams

Relating to motor vehicles; providing penalties.


HB 2365 Eissler SP: Shapiro

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


HB 2380 (LC)Shelton/ Reynolds SP: Shapiro

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


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

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


HB 2490 (CS)Solomons SP: Carona

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


HB 2605 (CS)Taylor, Larry SP: Huffman

Relating to the continuation and functions of the division of workers' compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance.


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 2817 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry SP: Duncan

Relating to certain election practices and procedures.


HB 2900 (LC)Hartnett SP: Harris

Relating to guardianship matters and proceedings.


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 3328 Keffer/ Crownover/ Burnam/ Parker/ Strama/ et al. SP: Fraser/ et al.

Relating to the disclosure of the composition of hydraulic fracturing fluids used in hydraulic fracturing treatments.


HB 3459 (CS) (LC)Eiland SP: Whitmire

Relating to the containment of costs incurred in the correctional health care system.


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.


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 failed to adopt the conference committee report on the following bill:

 


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

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


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