Senate Floor Action for 5/6/2013

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Monday

May 6, 2013




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


SB 443 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to leave for reserve law enforcement officers for required training.


SB 1350 (CS)West

Relating to the motor vehicle inspection program; creating an offense; changing the collection method for certain fees.

2 Floor Amendments


SB 1351 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to demand-side electric energy resources in the competitive electric market.


SB 1416 (LC)Deuell

Relating to the determination of whether a use of force against another is justified.


SB 1542 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to clinical initiatives to improve the quality of care and cost-effectiveness of the Medicaid program.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1567 (CS) (LC)Davis

Relating to coverage of certain persons under an automobile insurance policy.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1586 (CS)Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to distributed renewable generation of electricity.


SB 1893 (CS) (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the creation of the Chisholm Trails 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.


SB 1908 (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to a study conducted by the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System and the repeal of certain court fees and costs.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1916 (LC)West

Relating to the authority of the Dallas County Hospital District or a nonprofit corporation formed by the district regarding certain technology or intellectual property developed or in development by or for the district or corporation.


HB 5 (CS)Aycock/ Deshotel/ Davis, John/ Villarreal/ Callegari/ et al. SP: Patrick/ et al.

Relating to public school accountability, assessment and curriculum requirements for high school graduation, and funding in support of certain curriculum authorized for graduation; providing a criminal penalty.

26 Floor Amendments


HB 1994 (CS) (LC)Reynolds SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the purchase of certain commodity items by a state agency.


The Senate refused to suspend the regular order to consider:


SB 783 (CS)Hinojosa

Relating to inclusion in school district improvement plans of policies to prevent dating violence and bullying.


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 780 Rodríguez

Recognizing May of 2013 as Elder Abuse Prevention Month.


SR 836 Deuell

In memory of Ralph Harris Poteet.


SR 837 Zaffirini

Recognizing Press Women of Texas on the occasion of its 120th anniversary.


Committee referral on the following:


SB 1920 Hinojosa

Relating to the creation of the Hidalgo County Hospital District; granting the authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 29 Branch/ Bonnen, Dennis/ Alvarado/ Herrero/ et al.

Relating to requiring certain general academic teaching institutions to offer a four-year fixed tuition price plan to undergraduate students.

Higher Education


HB 124 Anderson/ Stephenson/ Price/ Flynn/ et al.

Relating to the addition of Salvia divinorum and its derivatives and extracts to Penalty Group 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

Criminal Justice


HB 294 Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by a charitable organization and used in providing housing and related services to certain homeless individuals.

Finance


HB 693 Phillips

Relating to the authority of a water and sewer utility to collect voluntary contributions on behalf of a local library.

Natural Resources


HB 800 Murphy/ Alvarado/ Hilderbran/ Button/ Davis, John/ et al.

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption and a franchise tax credit related to certain research and development activities.

Finance


HB 812 Cook/ Orr

Relating to the sunset review of the board of trustees of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


HB 843 Lucio III/ Gonzalez, Naomi/ Fallon

Relating to persons entitled to notice of and to participation in certain hearings regarding a child in the conservatorship of the state.

Jurisprudence


HB 955 Isaac/ Guillen

Relating to the penalty for the offense of reckless driving.

Criminal Justice


HB 1044 Eiland

Relating to the operation of all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles; creating an offense.

Transportation


HB 1079 Smith/ Guillen/ Kleinschmidt/ et al.

Relating to the procedural requirements for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on applications for production area authorizations.

Natural Resources


HB 1376 Kolkhorst

Relating to advertising by certain facilities that provide emergency services; providing an administrative penalty.

Health & Human Services


HB 1448 Kuempel

Relating to the use of money deposited to a justice court technology fund in certain counties.

Jurisprudence


HB 1492 Bell

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 140; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1506 Bell

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 106; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1520 Bonnen, Dennis

Relating to the liability of certain persons for damages arising from training exercises to prepare the persons to respond to certain emergencies.

State Affairs


HB 1563 King, Tracy O.

Relating to fees of office for directors of groundwater conservation districts.

Natural Resources


HB 1586 Creighton

Relating to municipal consent provisions applicable to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 126.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1800 Huberty

Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 422; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1803 Callegari

Relating to the renewal of a controlled substance registration by physicians; changing the payment schedule for a fee.

Health & Human Services


HB 2112 Raymond

Relating to financial disclosure reports made by a member of a county planning commission.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2293 Kuempel

Relating to the use of certain types of steel slag in road construction by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Transportation


HB 2407 Naishtat

Relating to restoration of a person's right to purchase a firearm on termination of a guardianship.

Criminal Justice


HB 2409 Naishtat

Relating to a court administrator hired by a statutory probate court.

Jurisprudence


HB 2424 Martinez, "Mando"/ Muñoz, Jr./ Canales

Relating to the designation of the part of U.S. Highway 83 Business in Hidalgo and Cameron Counties as a portion of the national Purple Heart Trail.

Transportation


HB 2454 Frank

Relating to reimbursement of health care services rendered by a health care provider for an inmate of a county jail or another county correctional facility.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2509 Anchia/ Davis, Yvonne/ Alonzo/ Rose/ Villalba

Relating to the business leave time account for a police officer employee organization in certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2549 Patrick, Diane

Relating to the periodic review and revision of college and career readiness standards in public education.

Education


HB 2550 Patrick, Diane

Relating to the consolidation of the Higher Education Enrollment Assistance Program and the Higher Education Assistance Plan and the transfer of certain enrollment assistance duties to institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


HB 2874 Harper-Brown

Relating to the designation by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles of the registration year for certain vehicles sold by a dealer.

Transportation


HB 2918 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to statutory durable powers of attorney.

Jurisprudence


HB 2947 Harper-Brown

Relating to the notice provided by a purchaser of a motor vehicle of the designated county of title issuance.

Transportation


HB 3070 Simpson

Relating to the designation of U.S. Highway 80 as a historic highway.

Transportation


HB 3106 Morrison

Relating to compensatory payments made in connection with the issuance of certain title insurance policies.

Business & Commerce


HB 3116 Cook

Relating to the recovery of uniform statewide accounting project costs from state agencies and vendors.

Government Organization


HB 3209 Alonzo/ Menéndez

Relating to the designation of May 9 as Willie Velasquez Day.

Administration


HB 3212 Phillips

Relating to the Red River Boundary Compact and the creation of the Red River Boundary Commission.

Natural Resources


HB 3413 Flynn

Relating to the operation and movement of authorized emergency vehicles.

Transportation


HB 3567 Kleinschmidt

Relating to the composition of the structural pest control advisory committee.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


HB 3659 Reynolds

Relating to the Houston Community College System District service area.

Higher Education


HB 3677 Farney/ Phillips/ King, Susan/ Pickett/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of Foundation School Program license plates.

Transportation


HB 3748 Farrar

Relating to the costs associated with proceedings regarding cruelly treated animals; authorizing fees and costs.

Criminal Justice


HB 3831 Herrero/ Hunter

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 358 as the Peace Officers Memorial Highway.

Transportation


HB 3925 Smith

Relating to the dissolution of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 213; the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 213-A; the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 213-B; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3935 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the territory of the East Aldine Management District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HCR 41 Ashby

Designating Jewett as the Sculpture Capital of Texas and commemorating the third annual Leon County Art Trail.

Administration


HCR 51 King, Ken/ Price/ Smithee/ Perry/ Frullo

Designating March 5 as Charles Goodnight Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.

Administration


HCR 62 Kleinschmidt

Designating October 2 as "Come and Take It" Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.

Administration


HCR 68 Farney/ Carter

Designating the first full week of May as Texas Teacher Appreciation Week for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.

Administration


HCR 71 Bell

Urging the United States Congress to request that the U.S. Postmaster General designate a ZIP code that includes all properties within the city of Prairie View.

Intergovernmental Relations


HCR 82 Hunter/ Price

Requesting the creation of a joint interim committee to study education policy as it relates to developing a skilled workforce.

Economic Development


HCR 84 Springer

Designating Floydada as the Pumpkin Capital of Texas.

Administration


HCR 87 Springer

Designating the pumpkin as the official State Squash of Texas.

Administration


HCR 89 Hunter/ Price

Requesting the creation of a joint interim committee to study recruiting firearms and ammunition manufacturers to Texas.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


HCR 96 Button/ Sheets

Designating Garland as the Cowboy Hat Capital of Texas.

Administration


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