SENATE FLOOR ACTION
April 4, 2013
The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:
Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Preservation Board.
4 Floor Amendments
Relating to the intentional display of a handgun by a person licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
Relating to the prosecution of children accused of certain Class C misdemeanors.
Relating to the flexible response system for investigations of child abuse or neglect reports by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to public and private facilities and infrastructure.
2 Floor Amendments
Relating to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a driver's license or personal identification certificate.
Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance.
Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide specialized training to foster parents of certain children.
Relating to the date by which a school district must complete a report of an initial evaluation of a student for special education services.
Relating to procedures relating to the issuance and renewal of, and certain notice requirements associated with, certain deer permits.
2 Floor Amendments
Relating to extended foster care for certain young adults and the extended jurisdiction of a court in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving those young adults.
Relating to real property within the Capitol complex.
Relating to electric utility bill payment assistance programs for certain veterans burned in combat.
Relating to allowing the attorney general to obtain an injunction against a municipality or county that adopts prohibited regulations regarding firearms, ammunition, or firearm supplies.
Relating to the composition and duties of and investigations conducted by the Texas Forensic Science Commission, the administrative attachment of the Texas Forensic Science Commission to Sam Houston State University, and the accreditation of criminal laboratories by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.
Relating to the regulation of professional employer services; authorizing fees.
Relating to certain business entities engaged in the publication of mug shots and other information regarding the involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to written electronic communications between members of a governmental body.
Relating to the placement of video monitoring cameras in self-contained classrooms providing special education services.
3 Floor Amendments
Relating to attendance at and completion of high school by students who are in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:
Relating to the regulation of energy efficiency professionals; providing penalties.
2 Floor Amendments
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Recognizing the Young Men's Business League of Austin on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
Commending Anne Cornell and Aaron Mason for visiting all the state's courthouses.
Recognizing April 4, 2013, as Educational Technology Day.
The following bills were passed on the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:
Relating to the use of a wireless communication device to provide evidence of motor vehicle financial responsibility.
Relating to an exception to the domicile requirement for issuance of a commercial driver's license for certain military personnel.
Relating to the use of funds of certain municipal hospital authorities.
Relating to permitting electronic delivery of certain documents in a criminal case.
Relating to the audit of court registry funds in certain counties.
Relating to an exemption for persons who sell certain burglar and fire alarm components from the requirement to be licensed as an air conditioning and refrigeration contractor.
Relating to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment.
Relating to all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles.
Relating to the expiration of tuition equalization grant requirements for grants awarded before the 2005-2006 academic year.
Relating to placement of children with certain relatives or other designated caregivers.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Defense Superior Service Medal.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for certain Operation Enduring Freedom veterans.
Relating to the enforcement of water conservation and animal care and control ordinances of a municipality by civil action or quasi-judicial enforcement; providing civil penalties.
Relating to assessment collection in certain public improvement districts.
Relating to certain records and supporting affidavits filed as evidence in certain actions.
Relating to the change of the name of the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Relating to a defense to prosecution for criminal trespass.
Relating to insurance rating and underwriting practices and declinations based on certain consumer inquiries.
Relating to reports of missing children or attempted child abductions and to education and training for peace officers regarding missing or exploited children.
Relating to the use of certain tax revenue to enhance and upgrade convention center facilities, multipurpose arenas, multiuse facilities, and related infrastructure in certain municipalities.
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 531; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 530; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
Relating to boll weevil eradication activities and programs.
Relating to the prosecution of certain criminal offenses involving theft or involving fraud or other deceptive practices.
Relating to the marketing of certain alcoholic beverages by manufacturers and their agents; providing for a permitting fee.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 171; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
Relating to establishing the Citizens' Star of Texas Award.
Relating to the requirement that an unemployed individual be actively seeking work to be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits.
Relating to the right to terminate a lease and avoid liability by a victim of certain sexual offenses or stalking.
Relating to management of a coordinated county transportation authority.
Relating to the correction of employment termination reports for law enforcement officers.
Relating to in camera review and filing of the information at issue in a suit filed under the public information law.
Relating to the business, supervision, and regulation of state savings and loan associations and state savings banks; providing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning special districts, including conforming amendments.
Relating to the registration and use of marks, including trademarks and service marks.
Relating to the content of a notice provided to an owner or lienholder of a vehicle towed to a vehicle storage facility.
Relating to the monthly fee a defendant must pay during a period of community supervision.
Relating to the preference given by state and local governmental entities to agricultural products produced or grown in this state.
Relating to land reclamation projects using tires.
Relating to water conservation.
Relating to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's regulation of wells with limited production capabilities.
Relating to specialty license plates issued to retired members of the United States armed forces.
Relating to the election of directors of certain electric cooperatives.
Urging Congress to restore the presumption of a service connection for Agent Orange exposure to United States Navy and United States Air Force veterans who served on the inland waterways, in the territorial waters, and in the airspace of the Republic of Vietnam and to institute a presumption of connection to employment for civilians exposed to Agent Orange in their workplaces.
Designating the first Tuesday in March as Texas Assisted Living Awareness Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.
Committee referral on the following:
Relating to use of district funds by the Nueces County Hospital District.
Relating to the creation of Fulshear Parkway Improvement District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to the boundaries of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 6 and 7.
Relating to the regulation of certain water wells by the Brewster County Groundwater Conservation District.
Relating to the creation of the Cascades Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
Relating to the creation of the Needmore Ranch Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Kendall County Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to the creation of the West Fort Bend Water Authority; providing authority to issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain; providing an administrative penalty.
Relating to burial on property dedicated for cemetery purposes as part of the State Cemetery.
Relating to the regulation and enforcement of dam safety by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Designating Nacogdoches as the official Garden Capital of Texas.
Designating pecan pie as the official State Pie of Texas.