Senate Floor Action for 4/25/2013

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Thursday

April 25, 2013




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


SB 475 Van de Putte

Relating to the expiration of the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance in certain municipalities.


SB 522 (CS)Estes

Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act.

2 Floor Amendments


SB 592 (CS) (LC)Ellis/ et al.

Relating to the representation of indigent defendants in criminal cases.


SB 835 (CS)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the application of the limit on appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to an improvement that is a replacement structure for a structure that was rendered uninhabitable or unusable by a casualty or by wind or water damage.


SB 853 (LC)Taylor

Relating to notice of a premium increase for certain health insurance policies.


SB 878 (CS) (LC)Patrick

Relating to the disposition of proceeds and property from criminal asset forfeiture.


SB 929 (CS)Paxton/ Campbell

Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League-sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.


SB 1046 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities and counties to regulate subdivisions in the exterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality by agreement.


SB 1133 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to contributions to certain fire and police pension funds.


SB 1162 Watson/ Nichols

Relating to requirements for the purchase or acquisition of a water or sewer system.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1176 (CS)Deuell

Relating to the regulation of medical waste.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1189 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to the disposition of certain firearms seized by a law enforcement agency.


SB 1192 (CS) (LC)Davis

Relating to the rights of certain victims of sexual assault.


SB 1200 (CS)Van de Putte

Relating to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and strategic planning regarding military bases and defense installations.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1368 (CS) (LC)Davis

Relating to contracts by certain state governmental entities that involve the exchange or creation of public information.


SB 1400 (CS) (LC)Estes

Relating to the municipal and county regulation of air guns.


SB 1403 (CS)Patrick/ Hancock/ Seliger

Relating to public school teachers.

4 Floor Amendments


SB 1432 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the punishment for violating certain rules or permit terms under a permit to trap, transport, and transplant certain animals.


SB 1508 (CS)Hegar

Relating to the rendition of certain property for ad valorem tax purposes.


SB 1585 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a county hotel occupancy tax.


SB 1589 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to assistance and education regarding personal finance for certain children in foster care.


SB 1598 (CS)Zaffirini

Relating to the authority of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district or a representative of the chief appraiser to photograph the premises of a business, trade, or profession for ad valorem tax appraisal purposes.


SB 1609 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the training of employees of certain covered entities.


SB 1643 (CS) (LC)Williams/ et al.

Relating to the monitoring of prescriptions for certain controlled substances; providing penalties.

2 Floor Amendments


SB 1646 (CS) (LC)Williams

Relating to the regulation of pain management services.


SB 1678 (CS)Deuell/ Patrick/ et al.

Relating to the events and expenses eligible for and reporting requirements concerning disbursements from the Major Events trust fund and the Events trust fund.

3 Floor Amendments


SB 1757 (CS) (LC)Uresti

Relating to the manufacture, sale, distribution, purchase, or possession of a license plate flipper; creating an offense.


SB 1758 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the establishment of a task force to examine hiring and management practices of the Department of Family and Protective Services.


SB 1810 (CS) (LC)Ellis

Relating to the intercollegiate athletics fee at Texas Southern University.


SB 1854 (LC)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.


SB 1864 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to the creation of Fulshear Parkway Improvement District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1882 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to information for legislative purposes requested under the Public Information Act.


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


SB 780 Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the prioritization of certain available legal defense services when appointing representation for an indigent defendant in a criminal case.


SB 1158 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to higher education for veterans and their families.


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 755 Lucio/ et al.

Recognizing April 25, 2013, as Texas Meningitis Awareness Day.


The following bills were passed on the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:


SB 27 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the Texas B-On-time student loan program.


SB 94 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to civil liability for compelled prostitution and certain promotion of prostitution.


SB 238 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the awarding of the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.


SB 316 (CS) (LC)Uresti

Relating to continuing education for pharmacists regarding drug abuse and opioid drugs and an interim study regarding opioid abuse.


SB 357 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the issuance of protective orders for certain sexual, stalking, and trafficking offenses.


SB 591 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to procedures for certain audits of pharmacists and pharmacies.


SB 593 (CS) (LC)Deuell

Relating to the authority of a property owners' association to regulate the use of certain lots for residential purposes.


SB 620 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to student loan repayment assistance for speech-language pathologists or audiologists employed by a public school or as faculty members of certain programs at public institutions of higher education.


SB 651 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to a medical power of attorney.


SB 659 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to compliance with certain requirements of programs administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.


SB 667 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring certain researchers to make research papers available to the public.


SB 872 (CS) (LC)Deuell

Relating to expenditures for indigent health care.


SB 893 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to certain conditions of, penalties for violating, and collection of information about protective orders issued in certain family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking cases.


SB 906 (LC)Deuell/ et al.

Relating to developmentally appropriate assessment of special education students.


SB 913 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the reexamination of an applicant for a professional counselor license.


SB 922 (LC)Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to partnerships between the Texas State Technical College System and public junior colleges.


SB 1079 (CS) (LC)Duncan

Relating to the regulation of medical radiologic technology; providing penalties; imposing fees.


SB 1086 (CS) (LC)Campbell

Relating to the authority to regulate certain water and sewage utilities to ensure public safety in and around certain municipalities.


SB 1095 (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to fever tick eradication; creating a penalty.


SB 1098 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the creation of the Padre Isles Management District; providing authority to issue bonds.


SB 1106 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the use of maximum allowable cost lists under a Medicaid managed care pharmacy benefit plan.


SB 1116 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, functions, operations, and financing of the Crystal Clear Special Utility District; providing authority to issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.


SB 1167 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the creation of a county assistance district.


SB 1221 (CS) (LC)Paxton

Relating to use of a Medicaid-based fee schedule for reimbursement of services under a contract between a health care provider and certain health benefit plans.


SB 1234 (CS) (LC)Whitmire

Relating to the prevention of truancy and the offense of failure to attend school.


SB 1240 (LC)Duncan/ et al.

Relating to the partition of mineral interests of a charitable trust.


SB 1268 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to recreational vehicles and recreational vehicle parks.


SB 1312 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the regulation and practice of veterinary medicine; authorizing a fee.


SB 1402 (LC)Carona

Relating to access to records and certain information in those records regarding a child placed for adoption.


SB 1415 (LC)Deuell

Relating to notice of termination by suppliers of certain dealer agreements governed by the Fair Practices of Equipment Manufacturers, Distributors, Wholesalers, and Dealers Act.


SB 1460 (LC)Lucio

Relating to appointment of a bailiff to serve the 105th District Court.


SB 1461 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to addition of certain municipalities to the territory of a regional transportation authority.


SB 1473 (LC)Deuell

Relating to the chief executive officer of the Hopkins County Hospital District and to the delegation of certain authority by the district's board of directors to the chief executive officer.


SB 1489 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to the powers and jurisdiction of a regional mobility authority.


SB 1509 (LC)Seliger

Relating to college readiness and success.


SB 1510 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the public notice required to be provided by certain taxing units before adopting an ad valorem tax rate.


SB 1553 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to the Homes for Texas Heroes home loan program.


SB 1556 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the establishment of the School Safety Task Force and school safety security criteria.


SB 1596 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the annexation by a municipality of territory of an emergency services district.


SB 1599 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to county and municipal land development regulation.


SB 1601 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the creation of the Central Laredo Municipal Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, impose a fee, and issue bonds.


SB 1610 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the notification of individuals following a breach of security of computerized data.


SB 1612 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide water and sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity.


SB 1620 (LC)Paxton

Relating to certified Communication Access Realtime Translation providers.


SB 1630 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the protection of defendants against vexatious litigants.


SB 1636 (CS) (LC)Deuell

Relating to the facilitation and operation of space flight activities in this state.


SB 1640 (LC)Deuell

Relating to the allocation of enterprise project designations during a biennium.


SB 1658 (CS) (LC)Paxton

Relating to the effect of certain state aid on school districts required to take action to equalize wealth under the school finance system.


SB 1741 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to training for and complaints regarding members of the governing board of a public institution of higher education.


SB 1771 (CS) (LC)Campbell

Relating to the expansion of the boundaries of the Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority.


SB 1820 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the creation of Waller County Improvement District No. 1; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.


SB 1821 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the creation of Waller County Improvement District No. 2; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.


SB 1828 (CS) (LC)Deuell

Relating to the creation of Mesquite Medical Center Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.


SB 1837 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the appointment of directors for the Viridian Municipal Management District.


SB 1838 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the creation of the Cotton Center Municipal Utility District No. 2 of Caldwell County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.


SB 1839 (CS) (LC)Whitmire

Relating to the detention of certain juvenile offenders.


SB 1840 (CS) (LC)Nichols

Relating to the creation of the Deep East Texas Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 1841 (LC)Taylor

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 161; granting the power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.


SB 1852 (LC)Paxton

Relating to the powers and duties of the Collin County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3; providing authority to issue bonds.


SB 1855 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the Texarkana College District.


SCR 26 (LC)Hinojosa

Designating November as COPD Awareness Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2013, and directing the Texas Department of State Health Services to include COPD as a chronic health condition in their public awareness and educational efforts.


HB 174 (LC)Alonzo/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Anchia/ White/ Nevárez/ et al. SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to creating American Indian Heritage Day.


HB 701 (LC)Farney SP: Schwertner

Relating to the Corn Hill Regional Water Authority; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.


HB 2035 (LC)Vo SP: Eltife

Relating to the shared work unemployment compensation program.


HCR 43 (LC)Geren SP: Eltife

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


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


SB 693 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to clarifying liability and damages for certain liens placed on and certain court records of real property.


SB 773 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the replatting of a subdivision without vacating the preceding plat in certain municipalities.


SB 1233 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to an animal identification program.


Committee referral on the following:


SB 1909 Schwertner

Relating to the period for confirmation of the Williamson County Municipal Utility District No. 21.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1910 Hegar

Relating to the creation of the Fulshear Municipal Utility District No. 3; providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1911 Garcia

Relating to the right of a public employee to representation in certain internal investigatory interviews.

State Affairs


SB 1912 Garcia

Relating to disease management practices of local mental health authorities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1913 Nichols/ Williams

Relating to authorizing certain special districts in Montgomery County to enter into strategic partnership agreements.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 341 Pitts

Relating to the exclusion of certain mineral interests from the property interests that may be condemned by a regional tollway authority.

Transportation


HB 347 Pitts/ Cook/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting using a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle on school property.

Transportation


HB 535 Davis, Yvonne/ Reynolds/ Keffer/ Miles/ Naishtat/ et al.

Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States.

Government Organization


HB 561 Workman/ Eiland/ Naishtat

Relating to an exemption for land owned by a school from the additional tax imposed on the change of use of land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

Finance


HB 617 Rodriguez, Eddie/ Ratliff/ Gonzalez, Naomi/ Alvarado/ Lucio III

Relating to transition and employment services for public school students enrolled in special education programs.

Education


HB 630 Larson

Relating to the filling of vacancies on a political party's county executive committee.

State Affairs


HB 1325 Miller, Doug/ Lewis/ Clardy

Relating to the dismissal of certain actions arising from exposure to asbestos and silica.

State Affairs


HB 1685 Price

Relating to the continuation of the self-directed and semi-independent status of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, and the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.

Business & Commerce


HB 1717 Price/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners; changing certain fees.

Business & Commerce


HB 1940 Orr

Relating to certain correction instruments in the conveyance of real property.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2034 Vo/ Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to unemployment compensation eligibility and chargebacks regarding certain persons who leave work to attend training.

Economic Development


HB 2095 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the regulation of barbering and cosmetology; authorizing fees.

Business & Commerce


HB 2462 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to automobile club memberships offered in connection with certain motor vehicle retail installment contracts.

Business & Commerce


HB 2637 Frullo

Relating to the fraudulent use of identifying information by certain sex offenders; providing criminal penalties.

Criminal Justice


HB 2683 Price

Relating to employment in certain consumer-directed services and by certain facilities and to the nurse aide registry and the employee misconduct registry.

Health & Human Services


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