Senate Floor Action for 3/26/2013



March 26, 2013

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

SB 12 Huffman

Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses.

SB 204 Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers; changing a fee.

SB 281 (LC)Estes

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

2 Floor Amendments

SB 441 (CS)Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Fast Start Program to promote rapid delivery of workforce education and development.

SB 825 Whitmire/ et al.

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

SB 874 Hegar

Relating to the operation of health care sharing ministries.

The Senate suspended the regular order, read third time and finally passed:

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 519 Duncan

Recognizing January 25, 2011, as Lubbock Day at the State Capitol.

SR 536 Duncan

In memory of Steve Jones.

Committee referral on the following:

SCR 31 Ellis

Supporting the University of Houston System Board of Regents for their approval of a health science center at the University of Houston.

Higher Education

SB 1371 Rodríguez

Relating to certain gaming activity conducted by an Indian tribe or tribal organization.


SB 1494 Hinojosa

Relating to the licensing and regulation of horse and greyhound racing; providing penalties; authorizing a fee.


SB 1853 Fraser

Relating to the amendment of restrictions affecting real property in certain subdivisions.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1855 Eltife

Relating to the Texarkana College District.

Higher Education

SB 1856 Eltife

Relating to the election of board members for emergency services districts in certain counties.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1600 Cook/ Bonnen, Dennis/ Price

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel; authorizing a fee.

Business & Commerce

Committee re-referral on the following:

SB 538 Rodríguez

Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.

Re-referred from State Affairs to Criminal Justice

SB 1610 Schwertner

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

Re-referred from Business & Commerce to Health & Human Services