Senate Floor Action for 4/15/2013



April 15, 2013

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

SB 8 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the provision and delivery of certain health and human services in this state, including the provision of those services through the Medicaid program and the prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse in that program and other programs.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 336 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the qualifications for appointment as a medical examiner.

SB 459 (CS)Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to the sale, storage, transportation, and disposal of scrap, unsafe, or used tires; providing a civil penalty; creating an offense.

SB 485 Ellis

Relating to the sales tax exemption period for clothing and footwear.

SB 546 Williams/ et al.

Relating to continuing education requirements and a registration exemption for county tax assessor-collectors.

SB 774 (LC)Uresti

Relating to requiring dental support for a child subject to a child support order.

SB 898 (CS)Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to the mental health program for veterans.

SB 904 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the adoption of certain voting procedures necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, including the modification of certain election deadlines.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 939 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to reporting child abuse and neglect and to training regarding recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect at schools, institutions of higher education, and other entities.

SB 1173 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to procedures for the sentencing and placement on community supervision of defendants charged with the commission of a state jail felony.

SB 1365 (CS)Duncan/ Patrick

Relating to the provision of credit by examination for public school students.

SB 1398 (CS) (LC)Estes/ et al.

Relating to rules governing the allocation of delegates to a political party's national presidential nominating convention.

SB 1406 (CS)Patrick/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to State Board of Education oversight of regional education service center activities concerning certain curriculum management systems.

SB 1857 (CS)Estes/ et al.

Relating to the certification of certain qualified handgun instructors to conduct school safety training.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 657 Van de Putte/ Campbell/ Uresti/ Zaffirini

Commending the San Antonio Old Spanish Trail Centennial Celebration Association.

SR 667 Zaffirini

Recognizing April 15, 2013, as Live Oak County Day.

SR 668 Zaffirini

Recognizing April 15, 2013, as McMullen County Day.

HCR 95 Workman SP: Watson

Honoring the Greater Austin Crime Commission's Longhorn Leaders program on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.

Committee referral on the following:

SJR 65 Seliger

Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a transportation infrastructure fund to assist counties in this state in the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of transportation infrastructure that is intended to alleviate degradation caused by the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas.


SB 1854 Hegar

Relating to certain project powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 7; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 1889 Eltife

Relating to the transport of a mental health patient who is not a resident of this state.

Health & Human Services

SB 1890 Hinojosa

Relating to procedures for the dissolution of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3.

Intergovernmental Relations

HJR 71 Thompson, Senfronia

Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the governor, and the lieutenant governor when acting as governor, retain executive authority unless unavailable as provided by law.

State Affairs

HB 829 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the governor's executive authority while traveling outside of the state.

State Affairs

HCR 43 Geren

Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees.