SENATE FLOOR ACTION
May 2, 2013
The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:
Relating to the establishment of a workgroup to study the use by state agencies of a uniform application form following disasters.
Relating to the continuation, functions, and name of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees, the repeal of provisions for the suspension of the collection of fees, and the elimination of a fee.
2 Floor Amendments
Relating to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations.
Relating to the installation, maintenance, operation, and relocation of saltwater pipeline facilities.
1 Floor Amendment
Relating to the creation of a standard request form for prior authorization of prescription drug benefits.
Relating to the authority of a groundwater conservation district to require a permit for the drilling or operation of a water well used to supply water for the performance of a hydraulic fracturing treatment on an oil or gas well.
1 Floor Amendment
Relating to the procedure used to petition for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.
Relating to the creation of a standard request form for prior authorization of medical care or health care services.
Relating to improving access to nursing education programs.
Relating to the service retirement annuity of certain members of the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan One.
Relating to the use of the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.
3 Floor Amendments
Relating to school campus information, student transfers, and the public education grant program.
1 Floor Amendment
Relating to the adoption of fire hydrant requirements for a wildland-urban interface in certain municipalities.
1 Floor Amendment
Relating to the funding of the Texas Home Visiting Program; authorizing voluntary contributions.
Relating to procedures for the dissolution of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3.
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Recognizing Juan “Johnny” Canales for his contributions to Tejano music.
Designating the Kemp's ridley sea turtle as the official State Sea Turtle of Texas.
The following bills were passed on the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:
Relating to maintaining and reporting certain information regarding certain child abuse or neglect cases and the provision of mental health services for children in those cases.
Relating to inclusion of instruction in the detection and education of students with mental or emotional disorders in the requirements for educator training programs.
Relating to the creation of a task force to study maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.
Relating to the intercollegiate athletics fee at Texas A&M University--Texarkana; authorizing a fee.
Relating to adverse possession of real property as a defense to certain offenses against property.
Relating to access to certain facilities by search and rescue dogs and their handlers; providing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the intercollegiate athletics fee at Prairie View A&M University; authorizing an increase in the fee.
Relating to parking and the movement of vehicles in the Capitol complex.
Relating to the authority of an independent school district to invest in local water projects.
Relating to the provision of emergency services in the Williamson-Travis Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 1F.
Relating to the provision of emergency services in the Williamson-Travis Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 1G.
Relating to the provision of emergency services in the Bella Vista Municipal Utility District.
Relating to including disability awareness training in risk management programs required for members and advisors of student organizations at postsecondary educational institutions.
Relating to increased oversight by the Department of State Health Services of hospitals that commit certain violations.
Relating to business and nonprofit organization participation in supporting early college high schools.
Relating to a study and report of issues affecting persons with disabilities at state agencies and postsecondary educational institutions.
Relating to requirements for personal financial literacy training offered by public school districts and public universities.
Relating to asset management and acquisition by institutions of higher education.
Relating to information included in the report of the Texas Economic Development Bank regarding the enterprise zone program.
Relating to commercial driver's licenses and commercial learner's permits and the operation of commercial motor vehicles; creating an offense.
Relating to the offenses of the violation of civil rights of and improper sexual activity with individuals in custody; imposing a criminal penalty.
Relating to an additional fee for filing civil cases in certain Rockwall County courts.
Relating to the election of board members for emergency services districts in certain counties.
Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 184; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 529; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the Angleton-Danbury Hospital District of Brazoria County, Texas.
Relating to the creation of the Crosswinds Municipal Utility District; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Kendall County 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.
Relating to the creation of Onion Creek Metro Park District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Westwood Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees or taxes.
Relating to the transport of a mental health patient who is not a resident of this state.
Relating to the Weatherford College District service area.
Relating to the authority of a county to advertise on leased vehicles.
Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in certain public entertainment facilities.
Relating to the use of legislatively produced audio or visual materials; providing penalties.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Information Resources and certain procurement functions of the comptroller of public accounts.
The following bills were removed from the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:
Relating to the certification of sheriffs and deputy sheriffs to enforce commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain counties.
Committee referral on the following:
Relating to the sale of a cemetery plot; providing penalties; authorizing a fee.
Business & Commerce
Relating to the electronic storage of personal identification information obtained from driver's licenses or personal identification certificates.
Business & Commerce
Relating to limits on prizes for bingo games.
Relating to the calculation of the rollback tax rate of a school district.
Relating to the guarantee of refinanced open-enrollment charter school bonds by the permanent school fund.
Relating to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation.
Relating to the application of the offenses of disrupting public school classes or transportation to persons younger than 12 years of age.
Relating to the exclusion from total revenue of the cost of certain vaccines for purposes of the franchise tax.
Relating to the effect of certain agreements with a collective bargaining organization on certain state-funded public work contracts.
Relating to workers' compensation and other remedies available to an injured temporary employee.
Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 281 in Jim Wells County as the Lt. General Marc Cisneros Highway.
Relating to a study regarding the effects on international trade of wait times at points of entry between the United States and the United Mexican States.
Relating to funding and donations for county transportation projects, including projects of county energy transportation reinvestment zones.
Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring title for all trailers, semitrailers, and travel trailers not considered manufactured housing.
Relating to the review of certain contracts by the state auditor.
Relating to the possession of stamps indicating the payment of taxes by certain permittees.
Business & Commerce
Relating to the inspection of certain information regarding the production, transportation, sale, and marketing of oil and gas from state land; imposing an administrative penalty.
Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.
Relating to the composition and use of money in the oil and gas regulation and cleanup fund.
Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building Annex in the Capitol Complex the John G. Tower State Office Building.
Designating Grand Prairie as the Purple Martin Conservation Capital of Texas.
Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study human trafficking in Texas.