Senate Floor Action for 3/25/2013

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Monday

March 25, 2013




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


SB 7 (CS)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to improving the delivery and quality of certain health and human services, including the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term services and supports.

2 Floor Amendments


SB 188 Huffman

Relating to interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications for law enforcement purposes.


SB 344 (CS)Whitmire

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


SB 515 (CS) (LC)Eltife/ Birdwell/ Lucio/ Van de Putte/ Watson/ et al.

Relating to the sale and production of malt liquor, ale, and beer by the holder of a brewpub license.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 518 (CS) (LC)Eltife/ Birdwell/ Lucio/ Van de Putte/ Watson/ et al.

Relating to the authority of certain brewers and manufacturers to sell beer and ale to ultimate consumers.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 581 (CS)Carona

Relating to procedures for securing the deposit of public funds.

2 Floor Amendments


SB 639 (CS) (LC)Carona/ et al.

Relating to the sale of beer, ale, and malt liquor by a brewer or beer manufacturer to a wholesaler or distributor and contractual agreements between those entities.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 770 (CS) (LC)Uresti

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


The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:


SB 380 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the recording of an informal settlement conference to resolve a complaint to the Texas Medical Board against a physician.


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 541 Ellis

Commending BikeTexas for promoting bicycle safety.


Committee referral on the following:


SB 1661 Estes

Relating to the consequences of engaging in certain conduct characteristic of organized crime; providing penalties.

Criminal Justice


SB 1662 Eltife

Relating to certain appeals through binding arbitration of appraisal review board orders.

Finance


SB 1663 Taylor

Relating to certain water districts that do not provide water and sanitary sewer service to certain users in the districts' territory.

Natural Resources


SB 1664 Nichols

Relating to commercial driver's licenses and commercial learner's permits and the operation of commercial motor vehicles; creating an offense.

Transportation


SB 1665 Carona

Relating to the deposit of assessments and fees collected for examination expenses.

Business & Commerce


SB 1666 Carona

Relating to the regulation of amusement rides.

Business & Commerce


SB 1667 Duncan

Relating to a chronic neurological disease registry; authorizing a fee.

Health & Human Services


SB 1668 Zaffirini

Relating to the institutions of higher education eligible to participate in the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program.

Higher Education


SB 1669 Nichols

Relating to the regulation of motor vehicles by counties and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; authorizing a fee; creating an offense.

Transportation


SB 1670 Nichols

Relating to the fees for oversize and overweight vehicle permits.

Transportation


SB 1671 Nichols

Relating to the fines for and other enforcement of laws providing for the operation of oversize or overweight vehicles.

Transportation


SB 1672 Taylor

Relating to the business of travel insurance; authorizing penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 1673 Taylor

Relating to the regulation of industrialized housing by the manufactured housing division of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs; providing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.

Business & Commerce


SB 1674 Taylor

Relating to accelerated educational programs offered by public institutions of higher education to qualified persons seeking licensure as physician assistants.

Higher Education


SB 1675 Davis

Relating to establishing a demonstration project for preventative health care services, and implementation of related outreach activities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1676 Ellis

Relating to creating an offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of a large-capacity magazine.

Criminal Justice


SB 1677 Ellis

Relating to the reporting of a lost or stolen firearm; providing criminal penalties.

Criminal Justice


SB 1678 Deuell/ Patrick

Relating to the eligibility, disbursement, and reporting requirements of the Major Events trust fund and the Events trust fund.

Economic Development


SB 1679 Zaffirini

Relating to state agency procurement.

Government Organization


SB 1680 Zaffirini

Relating to certain requirements applicable to contracts entered into by state agencies.

Government Organization


SB 1681 Zaffirini

Relating to oversight and management of state contracts.

Government Organization


SB 1682 Zaffirini

Relating to certain ethics requirements applicable to state agencies, including required disclosures by state contractors.

State Affairs


SB 1683 Huffman

Relating to providing a federal postcard applicant with a ballot for any election in which the applicant is eligible to vote.

State Affairs


SB 1684 Zaffirini

Relating to the registration of boat trailers.

Transportation


SB 1685 Zaffirini

Relating to exemptions from property taxation and sales and use taxation for certain offshore spill response and well containment property used to control pollution.

Finance


SB 1687 Deuell

Relating to the establishment of a statewide system for stroke response and treatment.

Health & Human Services


SB 1688 Lucio

Relating to certain exemptions to initial training requirements for employees, directors, and operators of a child-care facility.

Health & Human Services


SB 1689 Rodríguez

Relating to the regulation of credit access businesses.

Business & Commerce


SB 1690 Lucio

Relating to the establishment of a down payment assistance program by the manufactured housing division of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the purchase of manufactured homes by low income individuals and families in rural areas.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1691 Rodríguez

Relating to the administration of oaths and issuance of subpoenas in an arbitration proceeding involving county firefighters or police officers; creating an offense.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1692 Lucio

Relating to a limitation on annexation by certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1693 Ellis

Relating to the management of federal and state funds for the Texas Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program, and other programs directed toward the accommodation of pedestrians, bicyclists, persons with disabilities, children, senior citizens, users of public transportation, and persons of all ages and abilities on separate facilities and in conjunction with motorists on street and highway corridors, hereafter the "All-Ages, Active, Safe, and Economical Transportation in Texas (AASETT)" program.

Transportation


SB 1694 Lucio

Relating to annexation by and disannexation from certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1695 Lucio

Relating to the release of extraterritorial jurisdiction by certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1696 Rodríguez

Relating to the short-term motor vehicle rental tax used to finance certain athletic events.

Finance


SB 1697 Lucio

Relating to procedures required for the continued annexation of certain areas annexed by certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1698 Lucio

Relating to a limitation on annexation by certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1699 Rodríguez

Relating to the application of municipal zoning regulations to certain commercial property in which the General Land Office retains an ownership interest.

Government Organization


SB 1703 Zaffirini

Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities and counties.

Economic Development


SB 1704 Lucio

Relating to cooperation with federal agencies on immigration issues in this state; authorizing fees.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 1705 Campbell

Relating to the administration of certain examinations required to obtain a driver's license.

Transportation


SB 1706 Rodríguez

Relating to mental health in juvenile cases.

Criminal Justice


SB 1707 Campbell

Relating to the allocation of certain revenue from the tax on the sale, rental, and use of motor vehicles to the Texas Mobility Fund.

Finance


SB 1708 Rodríguez

Relating to the acquisition of certain real property in El Paso for the construction of facilities for the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.

Government Organization


SB 1709 Davis

Relating to a study regarding the capacity and service capabilities of the Texas Women's Health Program.

Health & Human Services


SB 1710 Birdwell

Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer of students within the public higher education system and the timely graduation of students from public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1711 Birdwell

Relating to the extent and management of the John Graves Scenic Riverway.

Natural Resources


SB 1712 Rodríguez

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of prostitution.

Criminal Justice


SB 1713 Davis

Relating to increasing funding for the basic allotment under the Foundation School Program.

Finance


SB 1714 Davis

Relating to insufficient funds charges and check or debit authorization for a deferred presentment transaction.

Business & Commerce


SB 1715 Davis

Relating to a requirement that a credit access business include copies of its agreements with third-party lenders in an application for a license.

Business & Commerce


SB 1716 Davis

Relating to extensions of consumer credit a credit services organization obtains for a consumer or assists a consumer in obtaining; providing a civil penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 1717 Rodríguez

Relating to the authority of the office of independent ombudsman with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department in regard to juveniles in custody in facilities other than juvenile justice facilities.

Criminal Justice


SB 1718 West

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achievement School District for educating students attending campuses removed from the jurisdiction of a school district or charter school.

Education


SB 1719 Rodríguez

Relating to the construction, remodeling, or rehabilitation of certain hotel projects.

Economic Development


SB 1720 Patrick

Relating to the Texas Teach Corps Loan Repayment Assistance Program for undergraduate students who agree to teach in school districts in this state that have shortages of teachers in mathematics or science.

Higher Education


SB 1721 Patrick

Relating to a requirement that a student's postsecondary transcript include the average or median grade awarded in each class.

Higher Education


SB 1722 Rodríguez

Relating to reforming the electoral process; providing a criminal penalty.

State Affairs


SB 1723 Patrick/ Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the eligibility of certain citizens residing outside the United States to vote a full ballot.

State Affairs


SB 1725 Deuell

Relating to a prohibition of employment of a member or former member of the State Board of Education by an open-enrollment charter school; providing a penalty.

Education


SB 1726 Whitmire

Relating to the state classification officer's periodic salary studies at state agencies experiencing high employee turnover or attrition rates.

Government Organization


SB 1727 Deuell

Relating to the use of the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.

Natural Resources


SB 1728 Carona

Relating to forensic analysis and forensic evidence testimony in certain civil proceedings.

Jurisprudence


SB 1729 Nichols

Relating to an agreement between the Department of Public Safety and a county clerk or county assessor-collector for the provision of renewal and duplicate driver's license and other identification certificate services.

Transportation


SB 1730 Nichols

Relating to comprehensive development agreements of the Texas Department of Transportation or a regional mobility authority.

Transportation


SB 1731 Lucio

Relating to the establishment, fiscal oversight and administration of the Texas secure loan pilot program by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1732 Taylor

Relating to authorizing the sale of certain real property in Brazoria County by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.

Government Organization


SB 1733 Taylor

Relating to a study regarding the creation of dunes on the gulf coast for storm surge protection.

Natural Resources


SB 1734 Taylor

Relating to an allowance of challenging a will.

Jurisprudence


SB 1735 Campbell

Relating to certain offenses involving the carrying of concealed handguns by license holders and to defenses and exceptions to the prosecution of those offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 1736 Campbell

Relating to the regulation of dangerous wild animals.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 1737 Van de Putte

Relating to employment, higher education, and state purchasing programs for veterans.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1738 Rodríguez

Relating to the legal defense and indemnification of county officials and employees.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1739 Rodríguez

Relating to the Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight Committee, the appointment of members, and the members' duties and responsibilities.

Criminal Justice


SB 1740 Patrick

Relating to the public education grant program.

Education


SB 1741 Zaffirini

Relating to training requirements applicable to members of the governing board of a public institution of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1742 Lucio

Relating to the creation, fiscal oversight and administration of the Texas Housing Innovations Competition Fund; making an appropriation.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1743 Rodríguez

Relating to prohibiting employer retaliation against employees who seek recovery of unpaid wages and procedures in wage claim hearings conducted by the Texas Workforce Commission; providing administrative penalties.

Economic Development


SB 1744 Uresti

Relating to license examination attempt limits for certain physicians.

Health & Human Services


SB 1745 Uresti

Relating to minimum pollution removal requirements for certain stormwater discharges in the Edwards Aquifer.

Natural Resources


SB 1746 Uresti

Relating to payment of out-of-network ambulatory surgery benefits by certain health benefit plans.

State Affairs


SB 1747 Uresti

Relating to a fund for certain county transportation infrastructure projects and the creation of County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zones.

Transportation


SB 1748 Uresti

Relating to employee caseload standards for child and adult protective services and child-care licensing services and call processing standards for certain of those services.

Health & Human Services


SB 1749 Uresti

Relating to the exemption of a water well from certain permitting by and compliance with rules of a groundwater conservation district.

Natural Resources


SB 1750 Uresti

Relating to a criminal penalty for failure to handle certain animals in accordance with rules of the Texas Animal Health Commission.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 1751 Uresti

Relating to the allocation of beds in and the commitment of certain persons to certain mental health facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1752 Uresti

Relating to advance directives for persons with mental illness.

Health & Human Services


SB 1753 Uresti

Relating to ensuring the continuation of medical assistance benefits for individuals after release or discharge from certain facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1754 Uresti

Relating to certification and recertification requirements for emergency services personnel.

Health & Human Services


SB 1755 Uresti

Relating to exceptions to mental health information disclosure prohibitions.

Health & Human Services


SB 1756 Uresti

Relating to the expedited processing of certain applications for permits under the Clean Air Act; authorizing a surcharge.

Natural Resources


SB 1757 Uresti

Relating to the definition of license plate flipper and providing a penalty.

Criminal Justice


SB 1758 Uresti

Relating to the establishment of a task force to examine hiring and management practices of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services


SB 1759 Uresti

Relating to the procedures for the appointment of and the duties of attorneys ad litem in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

Jurisprudence


SB 1760 Uresti

Relating to the development of brackish groundwater.

Natural Resources


SB 1761 Uresti

Relating to the transfer of extraterritorial jurisdiction between certain home-rule and general-law municipalities and annexation of certain territory by the general-law municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1762 Uresti

Relating to an increase of certain credit unions' assets.

Business & Commerce


SB 1763 Uresti

Relating to permitting requirements of groundwater conservation districts, including permits to transfer water.

Natural Resources


SB 1764 Deuell

Relating to the provision of a cranial molding orthosis under the medical assistance and child health plan programs.

Health & Human Services


SB 1765 Deuell

Relating to the reporting of health care-associated infections at health care facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1766 Rodríguez

Relating to the criteria and requirements for the closure, consolidation, or consolidation plan of state supported living centers.

Health & Human Services


SB 1767 Rodríguez

Relating to the authorization for and imposition of hospital assessments by hospital districts.

Health & Human Services


SB 1768 Rodríguez

Relating to the authorization for and imposition of hospital assessments by counties.

Health & Human Services


SB 1769 Rodríguez

Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to examine the fingerprinting practices of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

Criminal Justice


SB 1770 Carona

Relating to enforcement of a lien against certain decedents' interests in real property.

Jurisprudence


SB 1771 Campbell

Relating to the adjustment of the boundaries of the Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority.

Natural Resources


SB 1772 Huffman

Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain offenses committed against juveniles in custody; imposing a criminal penalty.

Criminal Justice


SB 1773 Huffman

Relating to a select committee to review and make recommendations for substantive changes to laws overseen by the Texas Ethics Commission.

State Affairs


SB 1774 Huffman

Relating to the procedures for and the oversight of the commitment of sexually violent predators.

Criminal Justice


SB 1775 West

Relating to student eligibility to attend public school districts and charter schools, student transfers, and the Public Education Grant Program.

Education


SB 1776 Lucio

Relating to prohibited discrimination in the sale of distilled spirits to holders of wholesaler's permits.

Business & Commerce


SB 1777 Lucio

Relating to importation of liquor by local distributors.

Business & Commerce


SB 1778 Zaffirini

Relating to funding for certain county transportation infrastructure projects.

Finance


SB 1779 Zaffirini

Relating to ad valorem tax incentives for the recycling of water used in oil or gas drilling or production.

Finance


SB 1780 Zaffirini

Relating to the definition of new property value for purposes of the calculation of certain ad valorem tax rates for a county.

Finance


SB 1781 Zaffirini

Relating to the eligibility for grants for natural gas fueling stations under the Texas natural gas vehicle grant program.

Transportation


SB 1782 Zaffirini

Relating to the assessment of damages arising from a condemnation of a pipeline easement.

State Affairs


SB 1783 Zaffirini

Relating to the tax exemption for permanent hotel residents in certain oil and gas producing municipalities.

Finance


SB 1784 Zaffirini

Relating to establishing the Texas Landowner Ombudsman office in the General Land Office.

State Affairs


SB 1785 Lucio

Relating to a study conducted by the School Health Advisory Committee regarding commercial advertisements on public school property.

Education


SB 1786 Lucio

Relating to the restriction of certain foods at public schools.

Education


SB 1787 Uresti

Relating to the licensure of anesthesiologist assistants; providing penalties.

Health & Human Services


SB 1788 Uresti

Relating to the duties of the Council on Children and Families and creating a committee to advise the council on child abuse prevention issues.

Health & Human Services


SB 1789 Uresti

Relating to the stability of placements for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services


SB 1790 Watson

Relating to additional funding for transportation projects, including the issuance of revenue bonds; increasing motor vehicle registration fees.

Transportation


SB 1791 Watson

Relating to a county air quality fee imposed at the time of an emissions-related inspection.

Natural Resources


SB 1792 Watson

Relating to remedies for nonpayment of tolls; for the use of certain toll projects; authorizing a fee and certain investigative and court costs; creating an offense.

Transportation


SB 1793 Watson

Relating to remedies for nonpayment of tolls of Texas Department of Transportation toll projects; authorizing a fee and certain investigative and court costs.

Transportation


SB 1794 Watson

Relating to a transportation revolving fund for certain metropolitan planning organizations.

Transportation


SB 1795 Watson

Relating to the regulation of navigators for health benefit exchanges.

State Affairs


SB 1796 Watson

Relating to the release and use of certain information maintained by the State Bar of Texas on request of certain continuing legal education sponsors regarding attorneys.

Jurisprudence


SB 1797 Watson

Relating to the creation of an additional county court at law in Travis County.

Jurisprudence


SB 1798 Watson

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of obstruction or retaliation; providing penalties.

Criminal Justice


SB 1799 Watson

Relating to the period of time allowed for issuance of decisions by the commissioner of education in certain appeals against school districts.

Education


SB 1800 Watson

Relating to the establishment and duties of an event oversight committee for an event eligible to receive funding through an events trust fund for certain municipalities and counties.

Economic Development


SB 1801 Watson

Relating to the adoption of fire hydrant requirements for a wildland-urban interface in certain municipalities.

Natural Resources


SB 1802 Rodríguez

Relating to the reporting of certain information regarding inmates and the use of administrative segregation by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice


SB 1804 Huffman

Relating to the establishment of community collaboratives by local entities to provide services to and coordinate the care of persons who are homeless, persons with mental illness, and persons with substance abuse problems.

Health & Human Services


SB 1805 Huffman

Relating to the renewal of a controlled substance registration by physicians.

Health & Human Services


SB 1806 Eltife

Relating to the Harrison County Court at Law.

Jurisprudence


SB 1807 Van de Putte

Relating to the display of flags at half-staff at state buildings to honor service members killed in action.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 1809 Deuell

Relating to the establishment of a statewide system for the response to and treatment of certain types of heart attacks.

Health & Human Services


SB 1810 Ellis

Relating to an intercollegiate athletics fee at Texas Southern University.

Higher Education


SB 1811 Hegar

Relating to the Fort Bend Subsidence District.

Natural Resources


SB 1812 Duncan

Relating to state contributions for participation by certain junior college employees in the state employees group benefits program, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and Optional Retirement System.

State Affairs


SB 1813 West

Relating to the transfer to the state of certain county public funds by certain counties for the purpose of providing the state share of Disproportionate Share Hospital payments.

Health & Human Services


SB 1814 Estes

Relating to request, receipt, and maintenance of certain security clearance by members of the Public Safety Commission.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


SB 1815 Zaffirini

Relating to voluntary donations to the Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry.

Transportation


SB 1816 Rodríguez

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

Health & Human Services


SB 1844 Schwertner

Relating to the Corn Hill Regional Water Authority.

Natural Resources


SB 1845 Taylor

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 48; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1846 Taylor

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 49; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1847 Taylor

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 50; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1848 Duncan

Relating to the dissolution of the Lipan Creek Flood Control District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1849 Williams

Relating to the name of The Woodlands Road Utility District No. 1, of Montgomery County, Texas, and to the administration, powers, and duties of the district.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1850 Schwertner

Relating to the creation of Rock Prairie Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1851 Schwertner

Relating to the creation of Rock Prairie Management District No. 2; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1852 Paxton

Relating to the powers and duties of the Collin County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3; providing authority to issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


Committee re-referral on the following:


SB 1639 Carona/ et al.

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

Re-referred from Jurisprudence to Business & Commerce


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