Senate Floor Action for 4/3/2013



April 3, 2013

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

SB 122 Rodríguez

Relating to the removal from office of a member of the board of trustees of an independent school district.

SB 123 Rodríguez

Relating to the authority of the commissioner of education to issue subpoenas and conduct accreditation investigations.

SB 124 Rodríguez

Relating to the punishment for the offense of tampering with certain governmental records based on certain reporting for school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

SB 149 (CS)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 150 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the cancer prevention and research fund.

SB 352 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to visitation for certain children in the temporary managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 492 (CS)Lucio

Relating to the licensing and regulation of prescribed pediatric extended care centers; providing penalties; imposing fees.

SB 534 (CS)West

Relating to requiring permanency planning meetings for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 567 (CS)Watson/ Nichols/ et al.

Relating to rates for water service, to the transfer of functions relating to the economic regulation of water and sewer service from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel regarding the economic regulation of water and sewer service.

SB 672 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the regulation of industrialized housing.

1 Floor Amendment

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

SB 614 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to an electric utility surcharge to assist owners of certain historic structures with electric bill payments and to promote energy conservation and efficiency.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 571 Birdwell

Congratulating the North Central Texas Academy Lady Pioneers for winning the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 1A state basketball championship.

SR 581 Duncan

Recognizing April 3, 2013, as PART Day.

SR 586 Lucio

Recognizing Ricky Phillips for his contributions to the field of popular music.

SR 589 Ellis

Welcoming Turkish minister of economy Zafer Caglayan to the State Capitol.

Recommitted to committee on the following:

SB 545 Hancock

Relating to the peace officers authorized to operate an authorized emergency service vehicle used to conduct a police escort.

Health & Human Services