Senate Floor Action for 3/21/2013



March 21, 2013

The following bills were passed on the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:

SB 31 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to formula funding for certain semester credit hours earned for dual course credit.

SB 36 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the detention and transportation of a person with a mental illness.

SB 49 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to transitional living assistance and appropriate care settings for children with disabilities who reside in general residential operations.

SB 132 (LC)Nelson/ Patrick

Relating to the contents and applicability of a school district's grading policy.

SB 139 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 80 as the Sergeant Travis E. Watkins Memorial Highway.

SB 158 (LC)Carona

Relating to the average price below which a newspaper is exempt from the sales tax.

SB 165 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to officers of the United States armed forces who graduated from certain United States military academies.

SB 172 (LC)Carona

Relating to diagnosing the reading development and comprehension of public school kindergarten students.

SB 174 (CS) (LC)Estes

Relating to the control of stray bison and other estrays.

SB 222 (LC)Watson

Relating to the venue for prosecution of certain computer crimes.

SB 250 (LC)West

Relating to the requirements of using certain technology to conduct certain mental health hearings or proceedings.

SB 270 (LC)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.

SB 294 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to extending a local behavioral health intervention pilot project.

SB 347 (CS) (LC)Seliger

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

SB 369 (LC)Whitmire

Relating to certain information available to the public on a central database containing information about sex offenders.

SB 394 (LC)West

Relating to restricting access to records of children convicted of or receiving deferred disposition for certain fine-only misdemeanors.

SB 401 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to a notification requirement if a school counselor is not assigned to a public school campus.

SB 404 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to complaints filed with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy; authorizing fees.

SB 430 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to verification of the unavailability of community day care before the Department of Family and Protective Services provides day-care assistance or services.

SB 454 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the authority of certain conservation and reclamation districts to file an annual financial report with the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in lieu of filing an annual audit report.

SB 484 (LC)Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a prostitution prevention program; authorizing a fee.

SB 497 (LC)Seliger/ Zaffirini

Relating to the number of semester credit hours required to earn an associate degree at public institutions of higher education.

SB 498 (CS) (LC)Seliger/ Patrick/ et al.

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.

SB 500 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

SB 510 (LC)Nichols

Relating to passing certain vehicles on a highway; providing a penalty.

SB 531 (LC)Duncan

Relating to self-insurance funds established by governmental units.

SB 595 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to the power of the North Fort Bend Water Authority to impose a charge on certain wells or classes of wells.

SB 603 (LC)Williams

Relating to the revocation and reinstatement of an end user number for purposes of purchasing dyed diesel fuel.

SB 649 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the exemption of certain property from seizure by creditors.

SB 655 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the exercise of the power of eminent domain by certain authorized entities.

SB 662 (LC)Carona

Relating to the composition of the drought preparedness council.

SB 673 (LC)Carona

Relating to the requirements for elevators, escalators, and related equipment; providing penalties.

SB 677 (LC)Paxton/ Estes

Relating to the electronic recording of proceedings in a statutory probate court in Collin County.

SB 683 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the election of members of the board of directors of the Benbrook Water Authority.

SB 692 (LC)Carona

Relating to the filing by electronic mail of financial disclosures by certain county officers, county employees, or candidates for county office.

SB 698 (LC)Carona

Relating to the refund of unearned premium for a personal automobile or residential property insurance policy.

SB 715 (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to use of consistent terminology to refer to school counselors in the Education Code.

SB 717 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to consent by a minor to housing or care provided through a transitional living program.

SB 747 (LC)Nelson

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

SB 764 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to a limitation on liability for prescribed burning conducted on agricultural or conservation land.

SB 801 (LC)Carona

Relating to security deposit requirements for certain insurance companies.

SB 804 (LC)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.

SB 805 (LC)Carona

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

SB 840 (LC)Hancock

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

SB 845 (LC)Carona

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

SB 856 (LC)Rodríguez

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

SB 890 (LC)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.

SB 901 (LC)Fraser

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

SB 902 (LC)Fraser

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

SB 917 (LC)Estes

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

SB 918 (CS) (LC)Estes

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

SB 944 (LC)Nelson

Relating to criminal history record checks for certain employees of facilities licensed by the Department of State Health Services.

SB 945 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the identification requirements of certain health care providers associated with a hospital.

SCR 10 (LC)Seliger

Designating September 12 as Mary Ann "Molly" Goodnight Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.

SCR 20 (LC)Estes

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

The following bills were removed from the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:

SB 281 (LC)Estes

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

Committee referral on the following:

HB 1263 Lewis

Relating to the delay in the implementation of the abolishment of small claims courts.