Senate Floor Action for 2/5/2013

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Tuesday

February 5, 2013




The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 109 Schwertner

Recognizing the members of the Chancellor's Student Advisory Council of the Texas A&M University System.


SR 110 Seliger

Recognizing February 5, 2013, as Howard County Legislative Day at the State Capitol.


SR 112 Zaffirini/ Campbell/ Carona/ Eltife/ Hegar/ et al.

Recognizing February 5, 2013, as Orange and Maroon Legislative Day at the State Capitol.


SR 113 Seliger

Recognizing February 5, 2013, as Community College Student Day at the State Capitol.


SR 115 Hinojosa/ Lucio

Recognizing February 5, 2013, as McAllen Day at the State Capitol.


SR 123 Taylor

Recognizing February 5, 2013, as University of Texas Medical Branch Day at the State Capitol.


SR 126 Rodríguez

Recognizing February 5, 2013, as Texas Promotores and Community Health Workers Day at the State Capitol.


Committee referral on the following:


SJR 20 Nichols

Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund.

Finance


SJR 22 Huffman

Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the governor, and the lieutenant governor when acting as governor, retain executive authority unless unavailable as provided by law.

State Affairs


SJR 23 Estes

Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities.

Finance


SJR 24 Watson

Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the diversion of and concerning the use of statutorily dedicated revenues.

Finance


SJR 25 Paxton

Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used.

Finance


SJR 26 Estes

Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes and to limit using that money or those balances for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities.

Finance


SB 3 Patrick/ Campbell/ Lucio/ Taylor

Relating to public high school graduation, including curriculum requirements for graduation and funding in support of certain curriculum authorized for graduation.

Education


SB 24 Hinojosa/ Lucio/ Seliger/ Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a new university in South Texas within The University of Texas System.

Higher Education


SB 266 Seliger

Relating to use of local hotel occupancy tax revenue to conduct an audit.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 267 Seliger

Relating to the liability of a municipality for certain space flight activities.

State Affairs


SB 268 Seliger

Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 287th Judicial District.

Jurisprudence


SB 269 Seliger

Relating to an exemption for land owned by a school from the additional tax imposed on the change of use of land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

Finance


SB 270 Seliger

Relating to a limited exception to the prohibition on releasing personal information about a juror collected during the jury selection process in certain cases.

Criminal Justice


SB 271 Seliger

Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of failing to secure a child in a child passenger safety seat system.

Criminal Justice


SB 272 Seliger

Relating to water well recordkeeping and reporting requirements, including the production, use, and withdrawal of groundwater.

Natural Resources


SB 273 Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 206; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 274 Williams

Relating to permits for oversize and overweight vehicles in a certain county.

Transportation


SB 275 Watson/ Davis

Relating to the penalty for the offense of leaving the scene of an accident that involves personal injury or death.

Criminal Justice


SB 276 Watson/ Nelson

Relating to the authority of certain transportation authorities to create a local government corporation.

Transportation


SB 277 Watson

Relating to the operation and movement of a vehicle when certain traffic-control signals do not display an indication.

Transportation


SB 278 Watson

Relating to an alcohol awareness component of the science curriculum used in public schools.

Education


SB 279 Watson

Relating to certain information about high-value data sets provided by state agencies to the Department of Information Resources.

Open Government


SB 280 Zaffirini

Relating to the creation and operation of a park and recreation district in a county with frontage on the San Marcos River and to the authority of the district to collect fees; providing penalties.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 281 Estes

Relating to the administration and powers of the Red River Authority of Texas.

Natural Resources


SB 282 Van de Putte

Relating to limits on prizes for bingo games.

State Affairs


SB 283 Estes

Relating to the number of members of the Texas Historical Commission.

Government Organization


SB 284 West

Relating to granting limited state law enforcement authority to police officers with the Office of Security and Law Enforcement of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 285 Carona

Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state.

Jurisprudence


SB 286 Hinojosa

Relating to a home loan program operated by the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 287 Nichols

Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue.

Finance


SB 288 Carona

Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers.

Business & Commerce


SB 289 Carona

Relating to the approval requirement for a rental-purchase agreement that includes a loss damage waiver provision.

Business & Commerce


SB 290 Nelson

Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district composed of Denton County.

Jurisprudence


SB 291 Nelson

Relating to notice requirements for gas utilities and municipally owned utilities entering certain real property; providing an administrative penalty.

Natural Resources


SB 292 Huffman

Relating to the governor's executive authority while traveling outside of the state.

State Affairs


SB 293 Williams

Relating to the authority of certain water districts to hold meetings by teleconference or videoconference.

Open Government


SB 294 Van de Putte

Relating to extending a local behavioral health intervention pilot project.

Health & Human Services


SB 295 Deuell

Relating to lender notice to contractors regarding a construction loan or financing agreement for the improvement of real property and related procedures for suspending contractors' and subcontractors' performance.

Business & Commerce


SB 296 Deuell

Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity for certain claims arising under written contracts with state agencies.

State Affairs


SB 297 Carona

Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts.

Business & Commerce


SB 298 Estes

Relating to the licensing and regulation of the towing of a vehicle by its owner.

Transportation


SB 299 Estes

Relating to the unintentional display of a weapon by a person licensed to carry a concealed handgun.

Criminal Justice


SB 300 Uresti

Relating to funding for certain county transportation infrastructure projects.

Finance


SB 301 Zaffirini/ Duncan

Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to issue to a foreign postsecondary institution a certificate of authority to grant professional degrees.

Higher Education


SB 302 Seliger

Relating to the management, operation, rulemaking authority, and oversight of groundwater conservation districts.

Natural Resources


SB 303 Deuell

Relating to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions.

Health & Human Services


SB 304 Rodríguez

Relating to requiring solar panels to be offered by certain builders of new homes.

Business & Commerce


SB 305 Rodríguez

Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain solar energy devices.

Finance


SB 306 Huffman

Relating to consideration of a student receiving treatment in a residential treatment facility for public school accountability purposes.

Education


SB 307 Huffman

Relating to the transfer of adult education and literacy programs from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Workforce Commission.

Economic Development


SB 308 Fraser/ Van de Putte

Relating to the collection of data relating to military-connected students through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS).

Education


SB 309 Paxton

Relating to the state highway fund.

Finance


SB 310 Ellis

Relating to health education curriculum and instruction in public schools.

Education


SB 311 Carona

Relating to the licensing and regulation of roofing contractors; authorizing a fee and providing penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 312 Hegar

Relating to the regulation of speech-language pathology and audiology.

Health & Human Services


SB 313 Uresti

Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of tobacco products; providing penalties.

Health & Human Services


SB 314 Uresti

Relating to use of compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance with child care to students at risk of dropping out of school.

Education


SB 315 Uresti

Relating to electronic voter registration.

State Affairs


SB 316 Uresti

Relating to the substitution by a pharmacist of certain opioid analgesic drugs.

Health & Human Services


SB 317 Uresti

Relating to the types of beverages that may be sold to students on public school campuses.

Education


SB 318 Uresti

Relating to the tax exemption for permanent hotel residents.

Finance


SB 319 Uresti

Relating to the tax exemption for permanent hotel residents.

Finance


SB 320 Williams

Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 321 Williams

Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 322 Williams

Relating to the period for confirmation and the terms of the temporary directors of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 102.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 323 Williams

Relating to the period for confirmation and the terms of the temporary directors of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 104.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 324 Williams

Relating to the period for confirmation and the terms of the temporary directors of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 117.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 325 Carona

Relating to the system benefit fund fee.

Finance


SB 326 Carona

Relating to financing programs for low-income electric customers and certain other electric customers.

Finance


SB 327 Carona

Relating to termination of franchises to provide cable or video service in municipalities.

Business & Commerce


SB 328 Carona

Relating to the hiring of entrepreneurs-in-residence by state agencies.

Government Organization


SB 329 Huffman

Relating to a prohibition on the use of a tanning facility by a minor.

Health & Human Services


SB 330 Huffman

Relating to certain information to which a social study evaluator is entitled in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship; providing a criminal penalty.

Jurisprudence


SB 331 Rodríguez

Relating to the composition of the El Paso County juvenile board.

Jurisprudence


SB 332 Rodríguez

Relating to commissioners court oversight of certain emergency services districts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 333 Rodríguez

Relating to the designation of portions of State Highway 17 and State Highway 67 as the General Alfred Valenzuela Highway.

Transportation


SB 334 Rodríguez

Relating to preliminary review of complaints filed with a county ethics commission.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 335 Rodríguez

Relating to the use of a photographic traffic enforcement system at a railroad crossing.

Transportation


SB 336 Rodríguez

Relating to the qualifications for appointment as a medical examiner.

Criminal Justice


SB 337 Rodríguez

Relating to coordination of services provided by Medicaid managed care organizations and certain community centers and local mental health or mental retardation authorities.

Health & Human Services


SB 338 Rodríguez

Relating to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations.

State Affairs


SB 339 Rodríguez

Relating to the health professions resource center.

Health & Human Services


SB 340 Rodríguez

Relating to administrative penalties assessed by the Texas Workforce Commission against certain employers for failure to pay wages.

Economic Development


SB 341 Rodríguez

Relating to rest breaks for employees of certain contractors with a governmental entity; providing an administrative penalty.

State Affairs


SB 342 Estes

Relating to exemption from the sales tax for certain water efficient products for a limited period.

Finance


SB 343 Estes

Relating to the disposition of certain seized weapons.

Criminal Justice


SB 344 Whitmire

Relating to the procedure for an application for a writ of habeas corpus based on relevant scientific evidence.

Criminal Justice


SB 345 Whitmire

Relating to the abolition of the state boot camp program.

Criminal Justice


SB 346 Seliger

Relating to the classification of certain entities as political committees.

State Affairs


SB 347 Seliger

Relating to funding for the operations of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.

Natural Resources


SB 348 Schwertner

Relating to a utilization review process for managed care organizations participating in the STAR + PLUS Medicaid managed care program.

Health & Human Services


SB 349 Nichols

Relating to standards for power lines.

Business & Commerce


SB 350 Williams

Relating to the storage of certain imported alcoholic beverages.

Business & Commerce