Senate Floor Action for 3/27/2013

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Wednesday

March 27, 2013




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


SB 146 (LC)Williams

Relating to access by a public institution of higher education to the criminal history record information of certain persons seeking to reside in on-campus housing.


SB 340 (CS)Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to administrative penalties assessed by the Texas Workforce Commission against certain employers for failure to pay wages.


SB 448 (CS)Fraser/ et al.

Relating to the audit of certain river authorities.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 462 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to specialty court programs in this state.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 479 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 79th Judicial District.


SB 516 (CS) (LC)Eltife/ Lucio/ Van de Putte/ Watson/ Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the distribution of ale by certain brewers.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 517 (CS) (LC)Eltife/ Lucio/ Van de Putte/ Watson/ Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the distribution of beer by certain manufacturers.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 680 (CS) (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to a pilot program to improve student loan default rates and financial aid literacy among postsecondary students.


SB 848 (CS) (LC)Carona

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


SB 952 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to interest on commercial loans.

1 Floor Amendment


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 490 Hancock

Recognizing March 27, 2013, as Texas Chemicals Day at the State Capitol.


SR 497 Van de Putte

Recognizing March of 2013 as Celebrate Texas Public Schools Month at the State Capitol.


SR 517 Rodríguez

Recognizing March 27, 2013, as Culberson County Day at the State Capitol.


SR 521 Seliger

Recognizing March 25 through March 30, 2013, as Early College High School Week at the State Capitol.


SR 540 Paxton

Honoring Congressman Sam Johnson on the 40th anniversary of his return from Vietnam.


SR 554 Zaffirini

Recognizing the Mental Health Bell at the State Capitol.


SCR 32 Whitmire

Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, and ending on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.


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


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


SB 51 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to unemployment compensation eligibility and chargebacks regarding certain persons who are victims of sexual assault.


SB 52 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.


SB 58 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to the integration of behavioral health and physical health services into the Medicaid managed care program.


SB 59 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to required reports and other documents prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education.


SB 65 (LC)Nelson

Relating to a program to recognize public schools with successful student health and fitness programs.


SB 107 (LC)West

Relating to the disclosure by a court of criminal history record information that is the subject of an order of nondisclosure.


SB 108 (LC)West

Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs.


SB 129 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to proper venue for filing an application for a protective order against family violence.


SB 130 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to representation by prosecuting attorneys in proceedings for protective orders against family violence and in certain other actions.


SB 131 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the hours of sale and consumption of wine at a winery.


SB 187 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age.


SB 202 (LC)Huffman/ Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on the Arts.


SB 231 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the applicability of certain concealed handgun laws to certain associate judges and other judicial personnel.


SB 249 (CS) (LC)Patrick

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of breach of computer security.


SB 252 (LC)West

Relating to certain procedures regarding an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed in a noncapital felony case.


SB 256 (CS) (LC)Deuell/ et al.

Relating to tracking career information for graduates of Texas medical schools and persons completing medical residency programs in Texas.


SB 284 (LC)West

Relating to granting limited state law enforcement authority to police officers with the Office of Security and Law Enforcement of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.


SB 345 (LC)Whitmire

Relating to the abolition of the state boot camp program.


SB 348 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to a utilization review process for managed care organizations participating in the STAR + PLUS Medicaid managed care program.


SB 358 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the use of a polygraph statement as evidence that a defendant or releasee from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has violated a condition of release.


SB 360 (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to methods used by an animal shelter to euthanize a dog or cat.


SB 361 (LC)Watson

Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.


SB 366 (CS) (LC)Taylor

Relating to the authority of political subdivisions to offer certain deferred compensation plans to employees.


SB 367 (LC)Whitmire

Relating to the disposition of abandoned or unclaimed property seized at the time of certain arrests.


SB 385 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to authorizing assessments for water and energy improvements in districts designated by municipalities and counties.


SB 395 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to fines and court costs imposed on a child in a criminal case.


SB 396 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to the provision of state death benefits to certain employees of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.


SB 410 (LC)Watson

Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned electric utilities.


SB 435 (CS) (LC)Duncan

Relating to the payment of tuition for public high school students who participate in college credit programs.


SB 453 (LC)Deuell

Relating to payment of tuition to attend public schools for students holding certain United States student visas.


SB 458 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to certain motor vehicle records excepted from disclosure under the Public Information Act.


SB 464 (LC)Deuell

Relating to the dismissal of complaints against property tax professionals.


SB 471 (CS) (LC)Ellis

Relating to technological efficiencies in the recording of certain open meetings.


SB 511 (CS) (LC)Whitmire

Relating to the commitment of certain juveniles to local post-adjudication secure correctional facilities in certain counties and to the release under supervision of those juveniles.


SB 519 (LC)Deuell

Relating to the definition of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders.


SB 530 (LC)Birdwell/ Hinojosa/ Uresti/ Van de Putte

Relating to the inclusion of the emblem of the veteran's branch of service on Disabled Veteran specialty license plates.


SB 533 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to a review of cost savings to state agencies and institutions of higher education under energy savings performance contracts.


SB 543 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the authority of the Midland County Hospital District of Midland County, Texas, to employ and commission peace officers.


SB 551 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to enhance and upgrade sports facilities in certain municipalities.


SB 553 (CS) (LC)Uresti/ et al.

Relating to certain high school students serving as early voting clerks in an election.


SB 555 (LC)Davis

Relating to provisions in protective orders regarding pets and other companion animals; providing a penalty.


SB 560 (LC)Ellis

Relating to authorization for biweekly installment payments for the compensation of certain justices, judges, and district attorneys.


SB 564 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 536; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.


SB 569 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the examination requirements for an insurance adjuster license.


SB 578 (CS) (LC)Duncan

Relating to use of countywide polling places for certain elections.


SB 585 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to enhance and upgrade sports facilities in certain municipalities.


SB 587 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the powers and duties of the Hidalgo County Water Control and Improvement District No. 19; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.


SB 604 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 458; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.


SB 605 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Improvement District No. 24; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.


SB 606 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 457; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.


SB 608 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Harris-Waller Counties Municipal Utility District No. 3; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.


SB 609 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 17; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.


SB 610 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 477; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.


SB 615 (CS) (LC)Estes

Relating to the contracting authority of the Texas Historical Commission.


SB 635 (CS) (LC)Duncan/ et al.

Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties and civil restitution received by the attorney general.


SB 684 (CS) (LC)Deuell

Relating to a physical assessment of students by a public school.


SB 696 (LC)Duncan

Relating to the board of the Lubbock Reese Redevelopment Authority.


SB 697 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the qualifications of certain nonresident individuals to hold a surplus lines agent license.


SB 700 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting by state agencies and institutions of higher education.


SB 703 (LC)Taylor

Relating to the powers and duties of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 39; providing authority to impose a tax or fee and issue bonds.


SB 704 (LC)Taylor

Relating to the powers and duties of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 35; providing authority to impose a tax or fee and issue bonds.


SB 705 (LC)Taylor

Relating to the powers and duties of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 40; providing authority to impose taxes and fees and issue bonds.


SB 723 (LC)Taylor

Relating to the location of certain public sales of real property.


SB 733 (LC)Carona

Relating to the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association.


SB 763 (LC)Watson

Relating to motorcycle training and the license requirements for a three-wheeled motorcycle; creating an offense.


SB 771 (CS) (LC)Uresti/ et al.

Relating to training for certain employees of the Department of Family and Protective Services.


SB 777 (LC)Ellis

Relating to the terms of the public members of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.


SB 809 (LC)Carona

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


SB 819 (LC)Duncan

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


SB 839 (CS) (LC)Hancock

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


SB 841 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to certain authorized investments under the Insurance Code.


SB 847 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to business entities and associations.


SB 849 (CS) (LC)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.


SB 852 (CS) (LC)Taylor

Relating to availability of certain property and casualty insurance forms.


SB 866 (CS) (LC)Paxton

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


SB 885 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to notice of utility rate increases.


SB 905 (CS) (LC)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.


SB 916 (LC)Estes

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


SB 949 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the definition of license holder in the Medical Practice Act.


SB 972 (LC)Carona

Relating to the repeal of certain offenses relating to certain occupations regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.


SB 1005 (LC)Carona

Relating to the regulation of money services businesses.


SB 1006 (LC)Carona

Relating to requirements regarding certain shareholder and policyholder dividends.


SB 1058 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the regulation of the practice of nursing.


SB 1060 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to family cost share provisions in the early childhood intervention program.


SB 1212 (CS) (LC)Estes/ et al.

Relating to the applicability of certain provisions concerning the transfer of exotic species to certain transfers of water that supply populous areas.


SB 1214 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to certain economic development programs administered by the Department of Agriculture.


SCR 18 (LC)Hegar

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


SCR 21 (LC)West

Recognizing November 4-8, 2013, and November 3-7, 2014, as Municipal Courts Week.


HB 1263 (LC)Lewis SP: Duncan

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


Committee re-referral on the following:


SB 1510 Hinojosa

Relating to the public notice required to be provided by certain taxing units before adopting an ad valorem tax rate.

Re-referred from Finance to Intergovernmental Relations


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