Senate Floor Action for 4/18/2013

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Thursday

April 18, 2013




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


SB 10 Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to employment, higher education, and state purchasing programs for veterans.


SB 199 (CS)Watson

Relating to the annual evaluation of water use by owners or operators of electric generating facilities.


SB 301 Zaffirini/ Duncan/ et al.

Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to issue to a foreign postsecondary institution a certificate of authority to grant professional degrees.


SB 303 (CS)Deuell/ et al.

Relating to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 467 Hegar/ et al.

Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

2 Floor Amendments


SB 496 (CS)Seliger/ Eltife/ et al.

Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to review and approve capital projects and purchases of real property at public institutions of higher education in this state.


SB 542 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to alternative dispute resolution methods regarding educational services for students with disabilities, including individualized education program facilitation.


SB 837 (LC)Ellis/ et al.

Relating to the authority of a municipality to require owners of real property to keep the property free of certain conditions.


SB 843 (CS) (LC)Paxton

Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions.


SB 876 (CS) (LC)Patrick

Relating to the discharge of a surety's liability on a bail bond in a criminal case.


SB 955 (CS)Schwertner/ Deuell/ Nelson/ Uresti/ Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the training of employees and contractors of local mental health authorities and certain educators in mental health first aid, the funding of mental health first aid training, and the liability of certain persons providing assistance to persons experiencing a mental health crisis.


SB 1084 (CS)Hinojosa

Relating to the enterprise zone program.


SB 1099 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the use of certain designations by a physical therapist.


SB 1199 Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to development of a pilot program of the Texas Veterans Commission to designate municipalities as Veteran and Military Friendly Cities.


SB 1356 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to requiring trauma-informed care training for certain staff of county and state juvenile facilities.


SB 1425 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the provision of fire prevention or fire-fighting services by certain emergency services districts.


SB 1474 (LC)Duncan

Relating to the adoption of major curriculum initiatives by a school district.


SB 1476 West/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the veteran entrepreneur program by the Texas Veterans Commission.


SB 1703 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities and counties.


SB 1705 Campbell

Relating to the administration of certain examinations required to obtain a driver's license.


SB 1759 (CS) (LC)Uresti

Relating to the procedures for the appointment of and the duties of attorneys ad litem in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1792 (CS)Watson/ et al.

Relating to remedies for nonpayment of tolls for the use of toll projects; authorizing a fee; creating an offense.


The Senate laid out as postponed business and finally passed:


SB 834 Estes

Relating to the confidentiality of certain grand juror information.

2 Floor Amendments


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 621 Carona

In memory of Vance Charles Miller.


The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:


SB 1 (CS)Williams SP: Pitts

General Appropriations Bill.


The following bills were removed from the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:


SB 418 (CS) (LC)Ellis

Relating to a notification requirement if a public school campus or open-enrollment charter school does not have a nurse assigned to the campus during all instructional hours.


SB 919 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to the shared work unemployment compensation program.


Committee referral on the following:


SB 1899 Zaffirini/ Campbell

Relating to the creation of the LaSalle 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.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1900 Zaffirini/ Campbell

Relating to the creation of the LaSalle Municipal Utility District No. 2; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1901 Zaffirini/ Campbell

Relating to the creation of the LaSalle Municipal Utility District No. 3; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1902 Zaffirini/ Campbell

Relating to the creation of the LaSalle Municipal Utility District No. 4; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1903 Zaffirini/ Campbell

Relating to the creation of the LaSalle Municipal Utility District No. 5; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1904 Hegar/ et al.

Relating to the administration of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


HB 86 Callegari/ Cook/ Laubenberg/ Vo/ et al.

Relating to the criteria for review by the Sunset Advisory Commission of an agency that licenses an occupation.

Business & Commerce


HB 120 Larson/ Guillen

Relating to the issuance of military specialty license plates; providing an exemption from a fee.

Transportation


HB 248 Walle

Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties.

Transportation


HB 338 Guillen

Relating to the court in which a hearing regarding the towing of a motor vehicle may be held.

Transportation


HB 437 Davis, John/ Reynolds/ Orr/ Smith/ Lozano/ et al.

Relating to career and technical education programs.

Higher Education


HB 455 Dukes/ Collier

Relating to excused absences from public school for certain students.

Education


HB 560 Davis, John

Relating to the appointment of honorary or advisory directors of a credit union.

Business & Commerce


HB 567 Smith

Relating to the definition of an authorized emergency vehicle.

Transportation


HB 588 Craddick

Relating to the regulation of the practice of physical therapy; authorizing fees.

Health & Human Services


HB 789 King, Phil

Relating to the allowance in lieu of exempt property in the administration of a decedent's estate.

Jurisprudence


HB 869 Ashby/ Toth/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of a marriage license for an absent applicant, the participation of a proxy in certain marriage ceremonies, and the maintenance and submission of records relating to a marriage license issued for an absent applicant.

Jurisprudence


HB 1016 Davis, Sarah

Relating to legal representation for civil suits against peace officers employed by a school district.

State Affairs


HB 1093 Fletcher

Relating to the composition of the Texas Private Security Board.

Business & Commerce


HB 1106 Larson

Relating to the identification and operation of vessels in the waters of this state; authorizing a change in fees.

Natural Resources


HB 1158 Kuempel

Relating to the amendment of restrictive covenants applicable to certain subdivisions.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1238 Price

Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 287 in Sherman and Dallam Counties as the Trooper Bobby Steve Booth Memorial Highway.

Transportation


HB 1248 Bell

Relating to the composition of the 155th Judicial District.

Jurisprudence


HB 1290 Phillips

Relating to the authority for local governments to jointly administer transportation reinvestment zones.

Transportation


HB 1296 Alvarado/ Davis, John/ Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to information regarding postsecondary education and career opportunities and workforce needs in this state.

Economic Development


HB 1297 Alvarado/ Davis, John/ Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to the review of certain skills development fund workforce training programs.

Economic Development


HB 1521 Clardy

Relating to the slaughter of certain domestic or exotic fowl infected with or exposed to disease and compensation of owners of fowl infected with or exposed to disease.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


HCR 31 Eiland

Designating the Kemp's ridley sea turtle as the official State Sea Turtle of Texas.

Administration


HCR 36 Smith

Designating February 16 as Texas Homemade Pie Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.

Administration


HCR 55 Lucio III/ Guerra/ Oliveira/ Longoria/ Guillen/ et al.

Urging the U.S. Department of State to take appropriate action to ensure that Mexico complies with the 1944 Treaty regarding shared water resources and that it make required water deliveries to the United States a priority.

Natural Resources


Committee re-referral on the following:


SB 977 West

Relating to the procedure used to petition for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.

Re-referred from Criminal Justice to Jurisprudence


SB 1172 West

Relating to the eligibility of certain criminal defendants for an order of nondisclosure; authorizing a fee.

Re-referred from Criminal Justice to Jurisprudence


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