Senate Floor Action for 2/26/2013



February 26, 2013

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 274 Estes

Welcoming the delegates of the City of Graham and the Graham Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of Graham Day at the State Capitol.

SR 296 Deuell/ Van de Putte

Recognizing February 26, 2013, as Texas Grammy Music Day at the State Capitol.

SR 313 Zaffirini

Recognizing February 26, 2013, as El Cenizo Day at the State Capitol.

Committee referral on the following:

SJR 35 Patrick

Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain food, drinks, and medicine.


SB 739 Rodríguez

Relating to authorizing fees deducted from court registry funds.

Criminal Justice

SB 740 Rodríguez

Relating to required workers' compensation insurance coverage for building and construction contractors.

State Affairs

SB 741 Rodríguez

Relating to the period during which an employee may file a claim for unpaid wages with the Texas Workforce Commission.

Economic Development

SB 742 Carona

Relating to reports of missing children or attempted child abductions and to education and training for peace officers regarding missing or exploited children.

Criminal Justice

SB 743 Nelson

Relating to the penalties prescribed for repeated violations of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence case.

Criminal Justice

SB 744 Nelson

Relating to compensation under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act for loss of support to a dependent who is a victim.

Criminal Justice

SB 745 Nelson

Relating to review and verification procedures, and allowing certain claimants to file an application under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act; and the administration of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services Act.

Criminal Justice

SB 746 Nelson

Relating to unlawful acts against and criminal offenses involving the Medicaid program.

Health & Human Services

SB 747 Nelson

Relating to the term for the independent ombudsman for state supported living centers.

Health & Human Services

SB 748 Nelson

Relating to the use of certain tax revenue to enhance and upgrade convention center facilities, multipurpose arenas, multiuse facilities, and related infrastructure in certain municipalities.

Economic Development

SB 749 Davis

Relating to the detection and repair of natural gas pipeline leaks.

Natural Resources

SB 750 Ellis

Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with an intellectual disability.

Criminal Justice

SB 751 Patrick

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 531; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 752 Patrick

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 530; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 753 Patrick

Relating to the production of the index of the parties to all suits by the clerk of a district court.


SB 754 Patrick

Relating to the reporting of the hiring of lobbyists on behalf of a governmental entity.

State Affairs

SB 755 Patrick

Relating to the filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures and of personal financial statements by certain officeholders and candidates.

State Affairs

SB 756 Patrick

Relating to the responsibility for keeping fire-fighting equipment furnished to a volunteer fire department by a county in good working order.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 757 Patrick

Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 257; providing authority to issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 759 Lucio

Relating to a plan to increase participation in the summer food service program.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security

SB 760 Lucio

Relating to the provision of home-taught driver education courses by state agencies.


SB 761 Lucio

Relating to the licensing and regulation of medical laboratory professionals; providing penalties; imposing fees.

Health & Human Services

SB 762 Carona

Relating to a prohibition on the disposal of certain used equipment at a municipal solid waste facility; creating an offense.

Natural Resources

SB 763 Watson

Relating to motorcycle training and the license requirements for a three-wheeled motorcycle; creating an offense.


SB 764 Watson

Relating to a limitation on liability for prescribed burning conducted on land owned by, leased by, or occupied by certain self-insured governmental units.

State Affairs

SB 765 Watson

Relating to the establishment and duties of an event oversight committee for an event eligible to receive funding through a major events trust fund; limiting payments from the fund to reimbursement for attracting unique events to Texas.

Economic Development

SB 766 Hegar

Relating to prohibiting a requirement that a volunteer firefighter obtain a license or certification.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 767 Patrick/ Davis

Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system.

Criminal Justice

SB 768 Uresti

Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship.


SB 769 Uresti

Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide specialized training to foster parents of certain children.

Health & Human Services

SB 770 Uresti

Relating to a prohibition against naming public property after certain former elected officials.

Government Organization

SB 771 Uresti

Relating to training for certain employees of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services

SB 772 Uresti

Relating to the elimination of obsolete and redundant reporting requirements for the Department of Agriculture.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security

SB 773 Uresti

Relating to the replatting of a subdivision without vacating the preceding plat in certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 774 Uresti

Relating to requiring dental support for a child subject to a child support order.


SB 775 Deuell

Relating to public school finance.


SB 776 Ellis/ Hinojosa

Relating to reports issued by the comptroller on the effect of certain tax provisions.


SB 777 Ellis

Relating to the terms of the public members of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.

State Affairs

SB 778 Carona

Relating to trusts.


SB 779 Hinojosa

Relating to applying credit earned by a student at a general academic teaching institution to an associate's degree at a lower-division institution of higher education previously attended by the student.

Higher Education

SB 780 Hinojosa

Relating to the prioritization of certain available legal defense services when appointing representation for an indigent defendant in a criminal case.

Criminal Justice

SB 781 Hinojosa

Relating to the exclusion of certain transportation services costs in determining total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax.


SB 782 Hinojosa

Relating to a permit exemption for certain drainage districts located in counties bordering the United Mexican States.

Natural Resources

SB 783 Hinojosa

Relating to inclusion in school district improvement plans of policies to prevent dating violence.


SB 784 Hinojosa

Relating to exempting emergency preparation supplies from the sales and use tax for a limited period.


SB 785 Hinojosa

Relating to a Medicaid provider's right to an administrative hearing on an action taken by the office of inspector general for the Health and Human Services Commission to recover overpayments under the Medicaid program.

Health & Human Services

SB 786 Hinojosa

Relating to warrants issued to obtain location information from wireless communications devices and to public access to law enforcement or prosecutor requests for certain related location or communication information.

Criminal Justice

SB 787 Hinojosa

Relating to the amount of a surcharge assessed on conviction of certain offenses relating to the operating of a motor vehicle while intoxicated against the driver's license of certain persons who complete a drug court program or an alcohol or drug treatment program.


SB 788 Hinojosa

Relating to a workforce high school diploma program.