Senate Floor Action for 4/10/2013



April 10, 2013

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

SB 11 (CS)Nelson/ Birdwell/ Carona/ Deuell/ Duncan/ et al.

Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking financial assistance benefits.

SB 33 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the electronic monitoring of residents at state supported living centers; providing criminal penalties.

SB 632 (CS)Carona

Relating to contracts between optometrists or therapeutic optometrists and health maintenance organizations or insurers.

SB 753 (CS)Patrick

Relating to the production of the index of the parties to all suits by the clerk of a district court.

SB 974 Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the name of Texas State University--San Marcos.

SB 1019 (LC)Estes

Relating to the investment of funds by the governing boards of certain institutions of higher education.

SB 1076 Hegar

Relating to the circumstances under which an appraisal review board hearing shall be closed to the public.

SB 1120 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to a residential tenant's lease obligation after the loss of the leased premises resulting from a natural disaster.

SB 1142 (CS) (LC)Duncan/ Watson/ et al.

Relating to an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program for adults 19 to 50 years of age.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1267 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the liability of individuals providing labor or assistance to the Texas Forest Service in the performance of certain fire suppression duties.

SB 1395 (LC)Estes/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of dangerous wild animals.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1811 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to the Fort Bend Subsidence District.

1 Floor Amendment

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

SB 1467 Estes

Relating to economic development incentives for firearms manufacturers, firearms accessory manufacturers, and ammunition manufacturers.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 609 Watson

Congratulating J. B. and Edna Snead on the occasion of their 75th wedding anniversary.

SR 615 Uresti

Recognizing April 10, 2013, as Crystal City Day.

SR 628 West

Recognizing April 10, 2013, as Best Southwest Partnership Day.

SR 629 Lucio

Recognizing Texas Bow Tie Day.

SR 632 Ellis

Commending Jared Fogle on his many achievements.

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

Committee referral on the following:

SJR 1 Williams

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation and use of funds in the state treasury to provide financial assistance for certain projects related to economic development and water infrastructure and for the transfer to the funds of money from the economic stabilization fund.


SB 1884 Taylor

Relating to the creation of the Westwood Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1885 Estes

Relating to the creation of the Comanche Municipal Management District No. 1.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1886 Estes

Relating to the creation of the Old Celina Municipal Management District No. 1.

Intergovernmental Relations