Senate Floor Action for 3/5/2013

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Tuesday

March 5, 2013




The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:


SB 559 Duncan

Relating to the remittance dates of certain taxes and fees and the allocation dates of certain state money.


SB 758 Williams

Relating to the established schedule of payments from the foundation school fund of the yearly entitlement of certain school districts.


HB 10 (CS)Pitts/ Giddings SP: Williams

Relating to making emergency supplemental appropriations and providing direction and transfer authority regarding certain appropriations.


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 153 Rodríguez/ Seliger/ Uresti

Recognizing the Roman Catholic Diocese of El Paso on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.


SR 350 Duncan

Recognizing March 5, 2013, as Rolling Plains Day at the State Capitol.


SR 372 Lucio

In memory of Leonard Joe Lozano.


SR 388 Hinojosa/ Hegar/ Lucio/ Zaffirini

Recognizing March 5, 2013, as Coastal Bend Day at the State Capitol.


SR 394 Patrick/ Van de Putte

Recognizing March 5, 2013, as KIPP Day at the State Capitol.


SR 409 Lucio

Recognizing the registered interior designers of Texas on the occasion of Interior Design Day at the State Capitol.


SR 410 Zaffirini

Commending BBVA Compass and the Mexican and Spanish students at The University of Texas at Austin.


HCR 66 Lewis SP: West

Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on March 6, 2013.


Committee referral on the following:


SJR 37 Van de Putte

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize the operation of video gaming in this state by persons and organizations licensed to conduct bingo or lease bingo premises and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting gaming on certain Indian lands.

State Affairs


SJR 38 Williams

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the state infrastructure fund and board to provide financial assistance for certain projects related to economic development infrastructure and for the transfer to the fund of money from the economic stabilization fund; making an appropriation.

Finance


SJR 39 Williams

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the new capacity fund and the dedication of certain state revenue to that fund.

Finance


SJR 40 Uresti

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state.

State Affairs


SCR 17 Hinojosa

Urging Congress to restore the presumption of a service connection for Agent Orange exposure to United States Navy and United States Air Force veterans who served on the inland waterways, in the territorial waters, and in the airspace of the Republic of Vietnam and to institute a presumption of connection to employment for civilians exposed to Agent Orange in their workplaces.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SCR 18 Hegar

Recognizing the annual Small Town Christmas celebration in the City of Bellville as the Official Small Town Christmas Event of Texas.

Administration


SCR 20 Estes

Designating the first week of May as Texas Bison Week for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 18 Carona

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Property Insurance Program and the operation of the FAIR Plan Association and the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

Business & Commerce


SB 19 Carona

Relating to certain residential and other structures and mitigation of loss to those structures resulting from natural catastrophes; providing administrative and criminal penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 208 Whitmire/ Nichols

Relating to the continuation of the self-directed and semi-independent status of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, and the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.

Business & Commerce


SB 790 Rodríguez

Relating to administrative fees assessed when certain charges are dismissed.

Transportation


SB 791 Seliger

Relating to the regulation of low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities and radioactive substances.

Natural Resources


SB 793 Deuell

Relating to newborn hearing screening.

Health & Human Services


SB 794 Lucio

Relating to the development, hosting, and management of computer software for state agencies.

Government Organization


SB 795 Lucio

Relating to the composition and powers of a governing body in certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 796 Lucio

Relating to a study on the use of technology and other methods to report, track, and prevent traffic violations and accidents.

Transportation


SB 797 Lucio

Relating to residency requirements for a hunting license.

Natural Resources


SB 798 Lucio

Relating to residency requirements for a hunting license.

Natural Resources


SB 799 Van de Putte

Relating to the operation of video gaming by authorized organizations and commercial operators that are licensed to conduct bingo or lease bingo premises; providing penalties; imposing fees.

State Affairs


SB 800 Van de Putte/ Deuell

Relating to the disclosure of the calculation of out-of-network payments by the issuers of preferred provider benefit plans and by health maintenance organizations.

State Affairs


SB 801 Carona

Relating to security deposit requirements for certain insurance companies.

Business & Commerce


SB 802 Davis

Relating to the regulation of foundation repair contractors; providing penalties; authorizing fees.

Business & Commerce


SB 803 Davis

Relating to an exemption for certain persons who sell signs from the requirement to be licensed as an electrician.

Business & Commerce


SB 804 Carona

Relating to revising provisions in certain laws governing certain banks and trust companies in this state to conform to changes in terminology made by the Business Organizations Code.

Business & Commerce


SB 805 Carona

Relating to the regulation of banks, trust companies, and bank holding companies.

Business & Commerce


SB 806 Carona

Relating to the use of a credit or charge card by a state agency to make certain purchases.

Government Organization


SB 807 Deuell

Relating to the authority of the Department of State Health Services to admit certain nonresident tuberculosis patients to a state chest hospital.

Health & Human Services


SB 808 Nichols

Relating to county participation in a program for improvement of collection of court costs, fees, and fines imposed in criminal cases.

Jurisprudence


SB 809 Carona

Relating to Public Utility Commission of Texas consideration of the rates for certain equalization surcharges and emergency service fees.

Business & Commerce


SB 810 Nichols

Relating to a defense to prosecution of the offense of Medicaid fraud.

Criminal Justice


SB 811 Van de Putte

Relating to the continuation and duties of the Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force.

Criminal Justice


SB 813 Davis

Relating to benefit plan coverage for autism spectrum disorder.

State Affairs


SB 814 Davis

Relating to the collection and use of certain information by certain insurers; providing administrative penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 815 Davis

Relating to the disconnection of electric or gas utility service.

Business & Commerce


SB 816 Hegar

Relating to the date by which a school district must complete a report of an initial evaluation of a student for special education services.

Education


SB 817 Hegar

Relating to certain requirements for political parties holding conventions and for officers of certain of those parties.

State Affairs


SB 818 Duncan

Relating to the official cotton growers boll weevil eradication foundation.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 819 Duncan

Relating to the disposal of demolition waste from abandoned or nuisance buildings by certain local governments.

Natural Resources


SB 820 Williams

Relating to the management, breeding, and destruction of deer and to procedures regarding certain deer permits.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 821 Schwertner

Relating to the prosecution of certain criminal offenses involving theft or involving fraud or other deceptive practices.

Criminal Justice


SB 822 Schwertner

Relating to the regulation of certain health care provider network contract arrangements.

State Affairs


SB 823 Carona

Relating to authorized acquisition and delinquency charges for certain consumer loans.

Business & Commerce


SB 824 Carona

Relating to the administrative fee authorized for certain consumer loans; changing the amount of the fee.

Business & Commerce


SB 825 Whitmire

Relating to disciplinary standards and procedures applicable to grievances alleging certain prosecutorial misconduct.

Criminal Justice


SB 826 Whitmire

Relating to the notification of a potential predator for civil commitment

Criminal Justice


SB 827 Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the fraudulent use of identifying information by certain sex offenders; providing criminal penalties.

Criminal Justice


SB 828 Van de Putte

Relating to the marketing of certain alcoholic beverages by manufacturers and their agents; providing for a permitting fee.

Business & Commerce


SB 829 Huffman

Relating to the initial use of certain property acquired for a public use.

State Affairs


SB 830 Schwertner

Relating to use of telemedicine in certain trauma facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 831 Taylor

Relating to a list of mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention programs that may be selected for implementation by public schools.

Education


SB 832 Davis

Relating to training for school district liaisons who assist students in the conservatorship of the state with school enrollments and transfers.

Education


SB 833 Davis

Relating to the aggregation of data in the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) regarding public school students in foster care.

Education


SB 834 Estes

Relating to the confidentiality of certain grand juror information.

Criminal Justice


SB 835 Lucio

Relating to the application of the limit on appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to an improvement that is a replacement structure for a structure that was rendered uninhabitable or unusable by a casualty or by wind or water damage.

Finance


SB 836 Hegar

Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 171; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 837 Ellis

Relating to the authority of a municipality to require owners of real property to keep the property free of certain conditions.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 838 Birdwell

Relating to giving priority to United States citizens and permanent resident aliens in awarding state-funded student financial assistance.

Higher Education


SB 839 Hancock

Relating to the provision of insurance coverage for certain portable electronic devices.

Business & Commerce


SB 840 Hancock

Relating to certain promotional practices not considered to be prohibited discrimination, rebates, or inducements in insurance.

Business & Commerce


SB 841 Hancock

Relating to certain authorized investments under the Insurance Code.

Business & Commerce


SB 842 Hancock

Relating to authorizing the board of regents of The University of Texas System to acquire certain property in the city of Arlington.

Higher Education


SB 843 Paxton

Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions.

Open Government


SB 844 Ellis

Relating to unemployment compensation eligibility and chargebacks regarding certain persons who leave work to attend training.

Economic Development


SB 845 Carona

Relating to the use of e-mail and website technology by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Business & Commerce


SB 846 Van de Putte

Relating to training, certification, and accreditation provided or regulated by the Texas Veterans Commission.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 847 Carona

Relating to business entities and associations.

Business & Commerce


SB 848 Carona

Relating to assignment of rents to holders of certain security interests in real property.

Business & Commerce


SB 849 Carona

Relating to social purposes of a for-profit corporation and the consideration of social purposes and other interests by officers and directors of a for-profit corporation.

Business & Commerce


SB 850 Taylor

Relating to the residual market for workers' compensation insurance in this state and to the operation, governance, and organization of the Texas Mutual Insurance Company.

State Affairs


SB 851 Taylor

Relating to a claim filing period and contractual limitations period in certain property insurance policies.

Business & Commerce


SB 852 Taylor

Relating to electronic availability of certain property and casualty insurance forms.

Business & Commerce


SB 853 Taylor

Relating to notice of a premium increase for certain health insurance policies.

State Affairs


SB 854 Van de Putte

Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers, distributors, and representatives.

Transportation


SB 855 Rodríguez

Relating to the use of El Paso Mission Valley specialty license plate fees for the preservation and rehabilitation of the Socorro, San Elizario, and Ysleta Missions.

Transportation


SB 856 Rodríguez

Relating to the administration and management of elections and public information of the El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1.

Natural Resources


SB 857 Seliger

Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding the initiation, consolidation, or elimination of a degree or certificate program offered by a public institution of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 858 Deuell

Relating to the number of classroom hours required in a handgun proficiency course that is taken to obtain a concealed handgun license.

Criminal Justice


SB 859 Deuell/ Carona/ Davis/ Eltife/ Hancock/ et al.

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption and a franchise tax credit related to certain research and development activities.

Finance


SB 860 Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the provision of career and technology education courses in certain partnership programs to provide high school dropout recovery.

Education


SB 861 Davis

Relating to requiring certain notices to be posted on the premises of certain alcoholic beverage retailers.

Business & Commerce


SB 862 Taylor

Relating to the imposition of and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain vessels.

Finance


SB 863 Taylor/ et al.

Relating to the creation of Pearland Municipal Management District No. 2; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 864 Campbell

Relating to a handgun proficiency course that is taken to obtain or renew a concealed handgun license.

Criminal Justice


SB 865 Hegar

Relating to the information required to be provided by a payor of proceeds from the sale of oil or gas from an oil or gas well to a payee.

Natural Resources


SB 866 Paxton

Relating to authorizing local governments to participate in statewide technology centers.

Government Organization


SB 867 Paxton

Relating to comprehensive performance reviews of certain special districts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 868 Eltife

Relating to the exclusion of certain flow-through payments related to petroleum and mineral interests in determining total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax.

Finance


SB 869 Van de Putte

Relating to the regulation of the practice of pharmacy; authorizing fees.

Health & Human Services


SB 870 Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to marketing items provided by manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors of alcoholic beverages to retailers or consumers.

Business & Commerce


SB 871 Davis

Relating to the marketing and advertising of the veterans' assistance lottery game.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 872 Deuell

Relating to county expenditures for certain health care services.

Health & Human Services


SB 873 Hegar

Relating to the authority of a groundwater conservation district to require a permit for the drilling or operation of a water well used to supply water for the performance of a hydraulic fracturing treatment on an oil or gas well.

Natural Resources


SB 874 Hegar

Relating to the operation of health care sharing ministries.

State Affairs


SB 875 Eltife

Relating to the purchase of plastic bulk merchandise containers by certain businesses; providing a civil penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 876 Patrick

Relating to the discharge of a surety's liability on a bail bond in a criminal case.

Criminal Justice


SB 877 Patrick

Relating to establishing the Citizens' Star of Texas Award.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 878 Patrick

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

Criminal Justice


SB 879 Ellis

Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

Health & Human Services


SB 880 Ellis

Relating to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Health & Human Services


SB 881 Ellis

Relating to access to certain archaic information.

Open Government


SB 882 Ellis

Relating to limitations on the percentage of money awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for certain uses.

Health & Human Services


SB 883 Van de Putte

Relating to promotional items provided by manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors of alcoholic beverages to retailers.

Business & Commerce


SB 884 West

Relating to certain criminal offenses for violations of the law regulating metal recycling entities.

Criminal Justice


SB 885 Hinojosa

Relating to notice of utility rate increases.

Natural Resources


SB 886 Uresti

Relating to extended foster care for certain young adults and the extended jurisdiction of a court in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving those young adults.

Health & Human Services


SB 887 Uresti

Relating to certain correction instruments in the conveyance of real property.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 888 Uresti

Relating to the initial inspection period for certain vehicles.

Transportation


SB 889 Uresti

Relating to the physician assistant board.

Health & Human Services


SB 890 Uresti

Relating to the creation of the Reeves County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees, surcharges, and taxes.

Natural Resources


SB 891 Uresti

Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Atascosa County.

Jurisprudence


SB 892 Carona

Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to the attorney general and to assistant attorneys general, United States attorneys, assistant United States attorneys, and special assistant United States attorneys, and to the authority of those attorneys to carry certain weapons.

Criminal Justice


SB 893 Carona

Relating to certain conditions of, penalties for violating, or collection of information about protective orders issued in certain family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking cases.

Criminal Justice


SB 895 Davis/ Ellis

Relating to access to records of a nonprofit organization supporting the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas under the public information law.

Open Government


SB 896 Estes/ Birdwell/ Hancock/ Nelson

Relating to the administration and operation of the appellate judicial system for the Second Court of Appeals District.

Jurisprudence


SB 897 Estes

Relating to the offenses of interference with public duties, required obedience to the order or direction of a police officer, and assault, certain unsuccessful prosecutions therefor, and related civil liability of a governmental unit.

State Affairs


SB 898 Van de Putte

Relating to the mental health program for veterans.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 899 Van de Putte

Relating to determination of the amount of certain child support obligations.

Jurisprudence


SB 900 Fraser

Relating to the amounts of the administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violating certain statutes under the jurisdiction of, rules or orders adopted by, or licenses, permits, or certificates issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Natural Resources


SB 901 Fraser

Relating to safety standards and practices applicable to the transportation by pipeline of certain substances.

Natural Resources


SB 902 Fraser

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

Natural Resources


SB 903 Van de Putte

Relating to display by certain alcoholic beverage manufacturers of branded promotional vehicles on a retailer's premises.

Business & Commerce


SB 904 Van de Putte

Relating to the adoption of certain voting procedures necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, including the modification of certain election deadlines.

State Affairs


SB 905 Van de Putte/ Carona/ Eltife

Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.

Business & Commerce


SB 906 Deuell

Relating to developmentally appropriate assessment of special education students.

Education


SB 907 Ellis

Relating to reporting requirements for employers that do not obtain or otherwise provide workers' compensation insurance coverage.

State Affairs


SB 908 Schwertner

Relating to a study regarding the fiscal effect of tax-exempt state property on school districts.

Finance


SB 909 Schwertner

Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain elected officials convicted of certain crimes.

State Affairs


SB 910 Duncan

Relating to certain election practices and procedures.

State Affairs


SB 911 Rodríguez

Relating to decedents' estates.

Jurisprudence


SB 912 Lucio

Relating to birth records of adopted children.

Jurisprudence


SB 913 Lucio

Relating to the reexamination of an applicant for a professional counselor license.

Health & Human Services


SB 914 Lucio

Relating to a behavior improvement plan adopted for certain students with an individualized education program.

Education


SB 915 West

Relating to the automatic sealing in certain cases of juvenile records of adjudications of delinquent conduct or conduct indicating a need for supervision.

Jurisprudence


SB 916 Estes

Relating to quorums and meetings by teleconference of the Texas Bioenergy Policy Council and the Texas Bioenergy Research Committee.

Open Government


SB 917 Estes

Relating to the sale by the Brazos River Authority of certain property at Possum Kingdom Lake.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 918 Estes

Relating to the sale by the Brazos River Authority and regulation of certain residential and commercial real property in the immediate vicinity of Possum Kingdom Lake.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 919 Eltife

Relating to the shared work unemployment compensation program.

Economic Development


SB 920 Eltife

Relating to the requirement that an unemployed individual be actively seeking work to be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits.

Economic Development


SB 921 Deuell

Relating to the required completion date of a report concerning an initial evaluation of a student for purposes of special education services.

Education


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