Senate Floor Action for 4/23/2013

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Tuesday

April 23, 2013




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


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.

2 Floor Amendments


SJR 42 Huffman/ Nichols

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 16 (CS)Zaffirini/ Eltife/ Seliger/ et al.

Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.


SB 209 Huffman/ Nichols

Relating to the functions and operation of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.


SB 315 (CS)Uresti/ et al.

Relating to electronic voter registration.


SB 376 (CS)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to breakfast for certain public school students.


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.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 766 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to the regulation of volunteer fire departments, volunteer firefighters, and members of industrial emergency response teams.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 791 (CS)Seliger

Relating to the regulation of low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities and radioactive substances.

6 Floor Amendments


SB 984 (CS) (LC)Ellis

Relating to the meeting of a governmental body held by videoconference call.


SB 1031 (CS) (LC)Taylor

Relating to the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District; providing authority to impose a fee.


SB 1034 (CS)Carona

Relating to the unauthorized use of an alcoholic beverage permit or license; providing a criminal penalty.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1044 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to access to criminal history record information by a public defender's office and the office of capital writs and to an exemption for those offices from fees imposed for processing inquiries for that information.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1080 (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to a study on the adequacy and appropriateness of additional compensation paid to certain county judges.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1309 (CS)Davis/ et al.

Relating to assessment alternatives or accommodations for certain public school students in special education programs.


SB 1364 Schwertner

Relating to the computation of an electric utility's income taxes.


SB 1379 (CS)Hancock

Relating to the standard valuation for life insurance, accident and health insurance, and annuities.


SB 1386 (CS)Hancock

Relating to the nonforfeiture requirements of certain life insurance policies.


SB 1419 (CS)West

Relating to funding for juvenile case managers through certain court costs and to the establishment of the truancy prevention and diversion fund.


SB 1532 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the power of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer.


SB 1605 Zaffirini

Relating to an optional county fee for transportation projects.


SB 1668 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the institutions of higher education eligible to participate in the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship program.


SB 1679 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to state agency procurement.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1747 (CS)Uresti/ et al.

Relating to funding and donations for county transportation projects, including projects of county energy transportation reinvestment zones.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1845 (LC)Taylor

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 48; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 1846 (LC)Taylor

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 49; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 1847 (LC)Taylor

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 50; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


HB 1600 (CS)Cook/ Bonnen, Dennis/ Price/ et al. SP: Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the rates for water service, and to the functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel; authorizing a fee.


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


SJR 55 (CS)Williams/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment appropriating money from the system benefit fund for the purpose of returning system benefit fund fees to retail electric customers.


SB 1387 (CS)Carona

Relating to water well drillers and pump installers; changing fees.


SB 1655 (CS)Williams/ et al.

Relating to authorizing the Public Utility Commission of Texas to direct the comptroller to return the unappropriated balance of the system benefit fund to retail electric customers.

1 Floor Amendment


The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:


SB 861 (CS)Davis

Relating to requiring certain notices to be posted on the premises of certain alcoholic beverage retailers.

2 Floor Amendments


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 553 Rodríguez

Recognizing the McDonald Observatory on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.


SR 675 Huffman

In memory of George Anton Belton.


SR 706 Van de Putte

Recognizing the AT&T Veterans organization.


SR 744 Paxton

In memory of Matthew Robert Clark.


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