SENATE FLOOR ACTION
April 8, 2013
The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:
Relating to the operation of special student recovery programs by certain school districts.
Relating to the management, operation, rulemaking authority, and oversight of groundwater conservation districts.
Relating to the transfer of adult education and literacy programs from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Workforce Commission.
Relating to an exemption from the licensing requirement for certain persons who measure or fit orthoses under the supervision of a physician.
Relating to the peace officers authorized to operate an authorized emergency service vehicle used to conduct a police escort.
Relating to the irrigation powers and functions of certain water districts.
2 Floor Amendments
Relating to certain obligations of and limitations on residential landlords.
Relating to own risk and solvency assessment by insurers and insurance groups; providing a penalty.
Relating to the McMullen Groundwater Conservation District.
Relating to examination requirements for certain applicants for a license to practice medicine.
1 Floor Amendment
Relating to suspending public school accountability ratings and certain interventions and sanctions for the 2012-2013 school year.
Relating to conditions on the receipt of tuition and fee exemptions and waivers at public institutions of higher education.
3 Floor Amendments
The Senate suspended the regular order, read third time and finally passed:
Relating to the regulation of energy efficiency professionals; providing penalties.
The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:
Relating to prohibited retaliation against certain state or local public employees for reporting to certain persons violations of law.
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Recognizing April 8 through 12, 2013, as Healthy Texas Week.
Congratulating Captain Ken Baker on the occasion of his retirement from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
In memory of Kevin Khoi Signo.
Congratulating Paul Qui of Austin on his achievements as a chef and restaurateur.
Committee referral on the following:
Relating to the creation of Onion Creek Metro Park District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to the authority to issue bonds of the Mustang Special Utility District.
Relating to the dissolution of the Parker County Utility District No. 1.
Relating to the Jack County Hospital District; authorizing the imposition of a tax.
Relating to the election of members of the board of directors of the Pecan Valley Groundwater Conservation District.
Relating to the creation of the Venable Ranch Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Denton County; 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 Highway 380 Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to the funding of certain water-related projects by the Texas Water Development Board; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds.
Relating to the administration and operation of the appellate judicial system for the Second Court of Appeals District; changing an appellate judicial system court costs fee in certain counties.
Relating to liability of certain persons assisting in man-made or natural disasters.
Relating to the responsibility for keeping fire-fighting equipment furnished to a volunteer fire department by a county in good working order.
Relating to the authority of a psychologist to delegate the provision of certain care to a person under the psychologist's supervision, including a person training to become a psychologist.
Health & Human Services
Relating to the duties of the Texas Crime Stoppers Council to encourage individuals to report criminal activity related to trafficking of persons.
Relating to the view of the State Capitol.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Information Resources and certain procurement functions of the comptroller of public accounts.