Senate Floor Action for 5/3/2013

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Friday

May 3, 2013




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


SB 554 Campbell

Relating to the penalty for theft of an official ballot or official carrier envelope for an election.


SB 883 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to promotional items provided by manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors of alcoholic beverages to retailers.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1322 (CS)Van de Putte

Relating to the provision of durable medical equipment and home health care services through informal and voluntary networks in the workers' compensation system; providing penalties.


SB 1392 (CS) (LC)Davis

Relating to an audit by the state auditor and a study by the comptroller of the events trust funds.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1413 (LC)Deuell

Relating to the administration of retirement systems for paid, partly paid, or volunteer firefighters.


SB 1439 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to evidence technician training and the disposition of certain evidence in a criminal case.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1555 (CS)Lucio

Relating to requirements for state educator certification examinations.


SB 1900 (LC)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.


SB 1901 (LC)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.


SB 1902 (LC)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.


SB 1903 (LC)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.


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


SB 461 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to development regulations for certain unincorporated areas located near the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry; providing a penalty.


SB 1478 (CS)Rodríguez

Relating to the satisfaction of annual renewable energy requirements by certain utilities.

1 Floor Amendment


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 821 Seliger

Recognizing May 3, 2013, as GenTX Day.


SR 824 West

Congratulating the Triple A Academy Stallions on winning a state championship.


Committee referral on the following:


SB 221 Zaffirini

Relating to the composition and employees of the Texas Funeral Service Commission.

Government Organization


HJR 87 Muñoz, Jr.

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 127 Raymond

Relating to electioneering on the premises of certain privately owned polling places.

State Affairs


HB 489 Menéndez

Relating to rights and responsibilities of persons with disabilities, including with respect to the use of service animals that provide assistance to those persons; providing penalties.

Health & Human Services


HB 517 Pitts/ Price

Relating to the eligibility of inmates convicted of certain intoxication offenses for release on parole or mandatory supervision and to a biennial study regarding driving while intoxicated prevention.

Criminal Justice


HB 545 Davis, John/ Oliveira/ Craddick/ Anderson/ et al.

Relating to the authority of a municipality to authorize the creation of a spaceport development corporation.

Economic Development


HB 580 Howard/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to use of compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance with child care to students at risk of dropping out of school.

Education


HB 633 Farias/ Moody/ Cortez

Relating to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a driver's license or personal identification certificate.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 642 Patrick, Diane

Relating to continuing education requirements for certain educators.

Education


HB 697 Springer/ Huberty/ Perry/ Thompson, Senfronia/ White/ et al.

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain items sold by school booster clubs and support organizations; authorizing a sales and use tax exemption.

Finance


HB 717 Kolkhorst

Relating to the duties of and the application of the professional prosecutors law to the county attorney in Lavaca County and to the duties of the district attorney for the 25th Judicial District.

Jurisprudence


HB 802 Rose

Relating to the definition of an authorized emergency vehicle.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 824 Callegari

Relating to reporting requirements for accidental sanitary sewer overflows.

Natural Resources


HB 939 Davis, John

Relating to the transfer of certain amounts from the employment and training investment holding fund and the training stabilization fund.

Economic Development


HB 995 Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to the powers and duties of the Hidalgo County Water Control and Improvement District No. 19; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1000 Oliveira/ Branch/ Canales/ Guerra/ Longoria/ et al. SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the creation of a new university in South Texas within The University of Texas System.

Higher Education


HB 1086 Rodriguez, Eddie/ Bohac

Relating to interruption of electric service by a residential landlord.

Business & Commerce


HB 1372 Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to filling certain vacancies on the governing body of certain home-rule municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1791 Davis, John/ Lucio III/ Oliveira/ Anderson/ et al.

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

Economic Development


HB 1807 King, Tracy O.

Relating to fever tick eradication; creating a penalty.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


HB 2259 Moody

Relating to circumstances under which a vacancy on the governing body occurs in certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2442 Parker

Relating to a pre-suit deposition in inmate litigation.

State Affairs


HB 2443 Parker

Relating to the composition of the Texas Juvenile Justice Board.

Criminal Justice


HB 2649 Herrero

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

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


HB 2760 Branch/ Anderson/ King, Susan/ Keffer/ Longoria/ et al.

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

Higher Education


HB 2961 Huberty

Relating to the social security numbers of school district employees.

Education


HB 3176 Bohac

Relating to the appointment of a board member of a property owners' association to fill a vacancy.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3905 Bonnen, Dennis

Relating to the Angleton-Danbury Hospital District of Brazoria County, Texas.

Administration

 

Recommitted and re-referred to committee on the following:


HB 1642 Bonnen, Dennis SP: Whitmire

Relating to the Port of Houston Authority.

Re-referred from Transportation to Administration


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