Senate Floor Action for 3/20/2013

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Wednesday

March 20, 2013




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


SB 1 (CS)Williams

General Appropriations Bill.


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 379 West

Welcoming members of the Leadership Southwest Class of 2013 to the State Capitol.


SR 461 Duncan

Recognizing March 18 through 22, 2013, as Texas Retired Teachers Week at the State Capitol.


SR 462 Watson

Congratulating Ken Kramer on the occasion of his retirement as executive director of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club.


SR 492 Ellis

Declaring March 20, 2013, Texas Tobacco-Free Kids Day.


SR 513 Fraser

Recognizing March 20, 2013, as Rural Water Day at the State Capitol.


The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.


Committee referral on the following:


SJR 63 Davis/ Ellis/ Garcia/ Lucio/ Rodríguez/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment appropriating money from the economic stabilization fund for purposes of public education.

Finance


SJR 64 Carona

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing immediate additional revenue for the state budget by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, and authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes.

Business & Commerce


SCR 30 Uresti

Granting permission to the State of Texas to sue The University of Texas System.

Jurisprudence


SB 1543 Van de Putte

Relating to the administration of the Texas B-On-time loan program to permit a portion of tuition set-asides to be used to fund tuition exemptions for veterans and other student financial assistance.

Higher Education


SB 1601 Zaffirini

Relating to the creation of the Central Laredo Municipal Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, impose a fee, and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1602 Zaffirini

Relating to reports and other information required of or held by institutions of higher education.

Government Organization


SB 1603 Zaffirini

Relating to risk management at institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1604 Zaffirini

Relating to asset management and acquisition by institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1605 Zaffirini

Relating to an optional county fee for transportation projects.

Transportation


SB 1606 Zaffirini

Relating to ad valorem tax liens on personal property.

Finance


SB 1607 Zaffirini

Relating to funding for emergency medical air transportation provided to patients enrolled in the state Medicaid program; imposing a surcharge.

Health & Human Services


SB 1608 Van de Putte

Relating to restricting certain state and school district assessments of public school students in prekindergarten and kindergarten.

Education


SB 1609 Schwertner

Relating to the training of employees of certain covered entities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1610 Schwertner

Relating to the notification of individuals following a breach of security of computerized data.

Business & Commerce


SB 1611 Ellis/ Duncan/ et al.

Relating to discovery in a criminal case.

Criminal Justice


SB 1612 Zaffirini

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide water and sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity.

Natural Resources


SB 1613 Zaffirini

Relating to the abolition of the Office of State-Federal Relations.

Government Organization


SB 1614 Duncan

Relating to employer participation in the Healthy Texas Program.

State Affairs


SB 1615 West

Relating to the administration of accelerated instruction programs.

Education


SB 1616 West

Relating to authorizing a school district to establish a higher education scholarship endowment; authorizing a tax.

Education


SB 1617 West

Relating to providing loan repayment assistance for physicians providing services to certain patients.

Higher Education


SB 1618 West

Relating to public school accountability, including assessment, and curriculum requirements.

Education


SB 1620 Paxton

Relating to certified Communication Access Realtime Translation providers.

Jurisprudence


SB 1621 Whitmire

Relating to the dissemination of Criminal History Record Information.

Open Government


SB 1622 Duncan

Relating to credit to certain ceding insurers for reinsurance ceded to certain certified assuming insurers.

Business & Commerce


SB 1623 Hinojosa

Relating to districts in certain counties located on the Texas-Mexico border and amending Chapter 288 of the Health and Safety Code.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1624 Davis

Relating to the establishment of regional water banks by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Water Development Board.

Natural Resources


SB 1625 Davis

Relating to standards and procedures for determining whether a person who owns, operates, or manages a pipeline is a common carrier.

State Affairs


SB 1626 Davis

Relating to the contents of and public access to personal financial statements filed by public officials and candidates.

State Affairs


SB 1627 Lucio

Relating to the regulation of big cats and nonhuman primates; providing penalties.

Criminal Justice


SB 1628 Van de Putte

Relating to unemployment compensation chargebacks regarding certain persons who are involuntarily separated from employment.

Economic Development


SB 1629 West

Relating to the operation and administration of, and practice and procedures in courts in, the judicial branch of state government.

Jurisprudence


SB 1630 West

Relating to the protection of defendants against vexatious litigants.

State Affairs


SB 1631 Fraser/ et al.

Relating to water management planning by the Lower Colorado River Authority.

Natural Resources


SB 1632 Hinojosa

Relating to the financing of transportation projects; authorizing fees.

Transportation


SB 1633 Deuell

Relating to the sales tax treatment of a fundraising sale by a qualified organization.

Finance


SB 1634 Deuell

Relating to the administration, collection, and enforcement of sales and use taxes.

Finance


SB 1635 Deuell

Relating to the transfer of the assets of and the dissolution of the Dallas County Water Control and Improvement District No. 6.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1636 Deuell

Relating to the facilitation and operation of space flight activities in this state.

Economic Development


SB 1637 Duncan

Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to determine whether a person who owns, operates, or manages a pipeline is a common carrier.

State Affairs


SB 1638 Deuell

Relating to information included in the report of the Texas Economic Development Bank regarding the enterprise zone program.

Economic Development


SB 1639 Carona/ et al.

Relating to the application of foreign law and foreign forum selection in certain family law proceedings.

Jurisprudence


SB 1640 Deuell

Relating to the allocation of enterprise project designations during a biennium.

Economic Development


SB 1641 Williams

Relating to regulation of the manufacture, distribution, and disposition of controlled substances, precursors, and chemical laboratory apparatus; providing penalties; providing for a change in fees.

Health & Human Services


SB 1642 Deuell

Relating to the number of enterprise projects the Texas Economic Development Bank may designate under the enterprise zone program.

Economic Development


SB 1643 Williams

Relating to the monitoring of prescriptions for certain controlled substances.

Health & Human Services


SB 1644 Williams

Relating to continuing medical education for physicians prescribing controlled substances.

Health & Human Services


SB 1645 Williams

Relating to the addition of certain substances to Penalty Group 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act; providing penalties.

Criminal Justice


SB 1646 Williams

Relating to the regulation of pain management services.

Health & Human Services


SB 1647 Deuell

Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act.

Economic Development


SB 1648 Williams

Relating to the motor fuel tax on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas; providing penalties.

Finance


SB 1649 Williams

Relating to procedures and requirements for the issuance of certificates of obligation.

Finance


SB 1650 Campbell

Relating to Internet broadcasts of open meetings held by governmental bodies, including regional tollway authorities, regional mobility authorities, and metropolitan planning organizations.

Open Government


SB 1651 Williams

Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue bonds.

Finance


SB 1652 Williams

Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of certain entities responsible for public money.

Finance


SB 1653 Williams

Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts in the state treasury, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.

Finance


SB 1654 Williams

Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.

Finance


SB 1657 Williams

Relating to the waiver of penalties and interest on certain delinquent ad valorem taxes.

Finance


SB 1658 Paxton

Relating to the effect of certain state aid on school districts required to take action to equalize wealth under the school finance system.

Education


SB 1659 Estes

Relating to manufacturers and distributors of only all electric-powered or all battery-powered motor vehicles.

Transportation


SB 1660 Estes

Relating to the establishment of the School Safety Advisory Council and School Safety Certification Program.

Education


SB 1825 Hegar

Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Fort Bend Subsidence District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1826 Eltife

Relating to procedural and administrative requirements for appraisal review boards; providing a penalty.

Finance


SB 1827 Deuell

Relating to an additional fee for filing civil cases in certain Rockwall County courts.

Jurisprudence


SB 1828 Deuell

Relating to the creation of Mesquite Medical Center Management District; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1829 Williams

Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 105; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1830 Hegar

Relating to the powers and duties of Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 194.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1831 Hegar

Relating to the power and duties of the Fulshear Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Fort Bend County.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1832 Uresti

Relating to the operation of the juvenile board of Edwards County.

Jurisprudence


SB 1833 Uresti

Relating to the rate of the hotel occupancy tax in certain counties.

Economic Development


SB 1834 Ellis

Relating to the powers and duties of the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1835 Hegar

Relating to the Calhoun County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to impose a voter-approved tax.

Natural Resources


SB 1836 Deuell

Relating to funding of the Texas Home Visiting Program.

Health & Human Services


SB 1837 Hancock

Relating to the appointment of directors for the Viridian Municipal Management District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1838 Zaffirini

Relating to the creation of the Cotton Center Municipal Utility District No. 2 of Caldwell County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1839 Whitmire

Relating to the detention of certain juvenile offenders.

Criminal Justice


SB 1840 Nichols

Relating to the creation of the Deep East Texas Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Natural Resources


SB 1841 Taylor

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 161; granting the power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1842 Deuell

Relating to rules for restraint and seclusion procedures at certain facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1843 Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Fulshear Municipal Utility District No. 2; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


Committee re-referral on the following:


SB 997 Deuell

Relating to the sales and use tax consequences of economic development agreements in certain municipalities.

Re-referred from Finance to Economic Development


SB 1220 Paxton

Relating to the use of certain funds from the Texas Health Insurance Pool.

Re-referred from Finance to State Affairs


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