Senate Floor Action for 5/15/2013

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Wednesday

May 15, 2013




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


SB 724 (LC)Williams

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 133; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 725 (LC)Williams

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 134; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 1029 (CS)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the conversion of a nontolled state highway or segment of the state highway system to a toll project.


SB 1560 (CS)Taylor

Relating to easements used for dune construction and maintenance projects in certain counties.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1917 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the definition of an authorized emergency vehicle.


HB 15 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst/ Coleman/ Zerwas/ Geren/ Cortez/ et al. SP: Nelson/ et al.

Relating to level of care designations for hospitals that provide neonatal and maternal services.


HB 64 (LC)Craddick SP: Seliger

Relating to the liability of and the validation of certain acts of the Midland County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1.


HB 429 (LC)Guillen SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the definition of rural area for purposes of certain housing assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 915 (CS)Kolkhorst/ Gonzalez, Naomi/ Burkett/ Naishtat/ Dukes/ et al. SP: Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the administration and monitoring of health care provided to foster children.


HB 1247 (LC)Clardy SP: Nichols

Relating to the authority of the board of directors of the Nacogdoches County Hospital District to employ physicians.


HB 1265 (LC)Guillen SP: Zaffirini

Relating to providing information to state employees about insurance available to those employees under a group coverage plan.


HB 1917 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez, Eddie/ Geren SP: Carona

Relating to alcoholic beverage advertising on the outside of certain vehicles.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1982 (LC)Murphy SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the enterprise zone program.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2302 (CS) (LC)Hunter/ Thompson, Senfronia SP: West

Relating to signing electronic or digital court documents, to the electronic filing system established by the Texas Supreme Court, to the statewide electronic filing system fund, to certain court fees and court costs, and to recovery of electronic filing fees by taxing units; imposing and authorizing certain fees.


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


SB 1554 (CS)Lucio

Relating to the establishment of a matching grant program for community development in certain municipalities and counties.


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 975 Patrick

Recognizing Grant Manier for his outstanding achievements as an artist.


The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:


SB 15 (CS)Seliger/ Deuell/ Duncan/ Ellis/ Eltife/ et al. SP: Branch

Relating to the governance of public institutions of higher education in this state.


SB 385 (CS) (LC)Carona SP: Keffer

Relating to authorizing assessments for water and energy improvements in regions designated by municipalities and counties; imposing a fee.


SB 1240 (LC)Duncan/ et al. SP: Keffer

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


SB 1487 (CS) (LC)Watson SP: Fletcher

Relating to the abandonment of a county road.


The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:


SB 176 (CS) (LC)Carona SP: Flynn

Relating to contracts for certain professional services and the distribution of certain consultants' reports.


The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.


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


SB 1262 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the housing authorities in certain municipalities and counties.


SB 1915 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the creation of the Comal County Water Improvement District No. 3; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.


SCR 27 (LC)Rodríguez

Urging Congress to reauthorize Section 5056 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 and to appropriate sufficient funds for the Rio Grande Environmental Management Program.


HB 86 (CS) (LC)Callegari/ Cook/ Laubenberg/ Vo/ et al. SP: Lucio

Relating to the criteria for review by the Sunset Advisory Commission of an agency that licenses an occupation.


HB 144 (LC)Raymond SP: Nelson

Relating to a mental examination of a child subject to the juvenile justice system.


HB 243 (CS) (LC)Menéndez SP: Uresti

Relating to the authority of a community center that provides mental health or mental retardation services to sell certain real property of the center.


HB 248 (CS) (LC)Walle SP: Ellis/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties.


HB 252 (CS) (LC)Larson/ Burnam SP: Hegar/ et al.

Relating to water shortage reporting by water utilities and providers of wholesale water service.


HB 341 (LC)Pitts SP: Nichols

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


HB 347 (CS) (LC)Pitts/ Cook/ et al. SP: Nichols

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


HB 389 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia SP: Rodríguez

Relating to the enforcement of spousal maintenance agreements and property distribution agreements incident to divorce or annulment.


HB 403 (LC)Davis, Sarah SP: Ellis

Relating to liability of certain certified municipal inspectors for services rendered during an emergency or disaster.


HB 410 (LC)King, Phil/ Goldman/ Geren/ Crownover SP: Estes

Relating to the administration and operation of the appellate judicial system for the Second Court of Appeals District; changing an appellate judicial system court costs fee in certain counties.


HB 434 (LC)Riddle SP: Whitmire

Relating to the persons authorized to take a blood specimen from a vehicle operator to test for alcohol concentration or other intoxicating substances.


HB 480 (LC)Alvarado/ et al. SP: Ellis

Relating to the use of sick leave by state employees who are attending educational activities of their children.


HB 511 (LC)Murphy SP: Carona

Relating to the registration of token trailers.


HB 567 (LC)Smith SP: Nichols

Relating to the definition of an authorized emergency vehicle.


HB 570 (LC)Alonzo SP: Rodríguez

Relating to issuance of a magistrate's order for emergency protection.


HB 622 (LC)Eiland SP: Hegar

Relating to the report by the General Land Office to the legislature on the effectiveness of the coastal management program.


HB 625 (LC)Harper-Brown SP: Carona

Relating to the penalty for the operation of a vehicle without a license plate.


HB 630 (CS) (LC)Larson SP: Huffman

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


HB 634 (LC)Farias/ Lucio III SP: Rodríguez

Relating to the verification of an inmate's veteran status by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.


HB 695 (LC)Phillips/ Branch SP: Nichols

Relating to funding state highway markers.


HB 748 (LC)Raymond SP: Nelson

Relating to a waiver allowing the Department of Family and Protective Services to use certain federal funds to test innovation strategies in child welfare programs.


HB 762 (LC)Guillen SP: Carona

Relating to restrictions on disaster remediation contracts following a locally declared disaster.


HB 768 (LC)Howard SP: Watson

Relating to the application of the public and private facilities and infrastructure contracting requirements to technology facilities.


HB 797 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia/ Miles SP: Garcia

Relating to certain written information the Windham School District must provide to a person before the person enrolls in a district vocational training program.


HB 798 (CS) (LC)Thompson, Senfronia SP: Garcia

Relating to certain actions taken by certain licensing authorities regarding a license holder or applicant who has been convicted of a Class C misdemeanor.


HB 799 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia/ Miles SP: Whitmire

Relating to vocational training programs provided by the Windham School District.


HB 878 (LC)Crownover/ Keffer SP: Estes

Relating to the filing with the state of electric logs by operators of oil-related or gas-related wells; providing a penalty.


HB 938 (LC)Hughes SP: Eltife

Relating to the designation of a segment of Farm-to-Market Road 2348 in Titus County as the Army Staff Sergeant Chauncy Mays Memorial Highway.


HB 944 (CS) (LC)Riddle SP: Carona

Relating to an exemption from license requirements for a limited number of sales of manufactured housing.


HB 1160 (CS) (LC)Geren SP: Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the transfer of a certificate of convenience and necessity in certain municipalities.


HB 1204 (LC)Parker SP: Nelson

Relating to designating October 1 as Influenza Awareness Day.


HB 1205 (LC)Parker/ Raymond/ Zerwas/ Fallon/ Naishtat/ et al. SP: Carona

Relating to the offense of failure to report abuse or neglect of a child.


HB 1264 (LC)Huberty SP: Deuell

Relating to information regarding the number of public school students with dyslexia.


HB 1334 (LC)Márquez SP: Rodríguez

Relating to the composition of the El Paso County juvenile board.


HB 1347 (LC)González, Mary/ Gonzalez, Naomi SP: Rodríguez

Relating to the use of El Paso Mission Valley specialty license plate fees for the preservation and rehabilitation of the Socorro, San Elizario, and Ysleta Missions.


HB 1395 (LC)King, Susan SP: Nelson

Relating to the exemption of registered dental laboratories from certain distributing and manufacturing licensing requirements.


HB 1445 (CS) (LC)Thompson, Senfronia/ Davis, Sarah/ Davis, John/ Turner, Sylvester/ Naishtat/ et al. SP: Duncan

Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties and civil restitution received by the attorney general.


HB 1534 (CS) (LC)Leach/ Phillips/ Craddick/ Dutton/ Laubenberg/ et al. SP: Paxton

Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 75 in Collin County as the Prisoner of War Memorial Highway.


HB 1624 (LC)Cortez SP: Van de Putte

Relating to the assumed name of a series limited liability company.


HB 1648 (LC)Raymond SP: Nelson

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information held by the Department of Family and Protective Services.


HB 1711 (CS) (LC)Fletcher SP: Duncan

Relating to barratry.


HB 1718 (LC)Guillen SP: Estes

Relating to the eligibility of certain terminally ill individuals to purchase a resident hunting license.


HB 1760 (LC)Darby SP: Nelson

Relating to the provision of services to certain individuals with developmental disabilities by a state supported living center.


HB 1762 (CS) (LC)Price SP: Deuell

Relating to workers' compensation and other remedies available to an injured temporary employee.


HB 1818 (CS) (LC)Kuempel SP: Deuell

Relating to the disposition of confiscated game, animal parts, and animal products.


HB 1871 (LC)King, Tracy O. SP: Uresti

Relating to the allocation of the expenses of a joint election to certain school districts.


HB 1952 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia SP: Van de Putte

Relating to professional development training for certain public school personnel regarding student disciplinary procedures.


HB 1972 (LC)Kleinschmidt SP: Hancock

Relating to the provision of 9-1-1 services; providing criminal penalties.


HB 2016 (LC)Keffer SP: Duncan

Relating to the receipt or consideration of a petition requesting detachment and annexation by the board of trustees of a school district after adoption of consolidation resolutions.


HB 2051 (LC)Villalba/ Davis, John/ Branch/ Vo/ Workman/ et al. SP: Carona

Relating to the authority of public institutions of higher education to make certain investments to support technology commercialization.


HB 2058 (LC)Allen SP: Ellis

Relating to the administration of a high school equivalency examination.


HB 2103 (LC)Villarreal/ Branch SP: Seliger

Relating to education research centers and the sharing of educational data between state agencies; redesignating certain fees as charges.


HB 2105 (LC)Lucio III SP: Lucio

Relating to municipally owned utility systems; authorizing the imposition of fees by a utility board of trustees.


HB 2252 (LC)Ashby SP: Nichols

Relating to eligibility of charitable organizations to participate in a state employee charitable campaign.


HB 2256 (LC)Howard/ Naishtat SP: Watson/ et al.

Relating to the view of the State Capitol.


HB 2263 (LC)Miller, Rick SP: Huffman

Relating to requesting a replacement voter registration certificate by telephone or electronically.


HB 2459 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia/ Flynn/ Anderson/ Laubenberg/ Alonzo SP: Carona

Relating to the limitation on the amount that may be charged for certain debt cancellation agreements.


HB 2462 (CS) (LC)Thompson, Senfronia SP: Carona

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


HB 2475 (LC)Miller, Rick SP: Huffman

Relating to the oath taken by a person who assists a voter.


HB 2536 (LC)Geren/ Capriglione SP: Nelson

Relating to the composition of certain regional transportation authority subregional boards.


HB 2571 (LC)Keffer SP: Fraser

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.


HB 2637 (LC)Frullo SP: Whitmire

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


HB 2683 (CS) (LC)Price SP: Nelson

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


HB 2710 (LC)Gonzales, Larry SP: Schwertner

Relating to the employment of an attorney by the Texas Funeral Service Commission.


HB 2892 (LC)Raney SP: Hegar

Relating to the authority of the board of regents of The Texas A&M University System to dispose of real property and mineral interests under its jurisdiction.


HB 3031 (LC)Fletcher SP: Ellis

Relating to fare enforcement officers for metropolitan rapid transit authorities.


HB 3163 (LC)Smith SP: Taylor

Relating to the San Jacinto Historical Advisory Board.


HB 3337 (LC)King, Tracy O. SP: Uresti

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


HB 3559 (CS) (LC)Pickett SP: Eltife/ et al.

Relating to the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Monument.


HB 3900 (LC)Geren SP: Hancock

Relating to the board of directors of the Tarrant Regional Water District.


HCR 55 (LC)Lucio III/ Guerra/ Oliveira/ Longoria/ Guillen/ et al. SP: Hinojosa/ et al.

Urging the U.S. Department of State to take appropriate action to ensure that Mexico complies with the 1944 Treaty regarding shared water resources and that it make required water deliveries to the United States a priority.


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


HB 1294 (CS) (LC)Price SP: Seliger

Relating to the dismissal of a charge for the offense of failing to secure a child in a child passenger safety seat system.


HB 1917 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez, Eddie/ Geren SP: Carona

Relating to alcoholic beverage advertising on the outside of certain vehicles.


Committee referral on the following:


HB 34 Menéndez/ Anchia/ Geren/ Walle

Relating to the consumption of alcoholic beverages on certain premises; providing a penalty and authorizing a fee.

Business & Commerce


HB 137 Raymond/ Miller, Rick

Relating to the information reported to the comptroller by a coin-operated machine license holder, the penalty for failure to report that information, the penalty for gambling promotion, and the prosecution of certain gambling offenses.

Criminal Justice


HB 194 Farias/ Ratliff/ Menéndez/ Guerra/ Collier/ et al.

Relating to considering ownership interests of certain disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting and to promoting state contract awards to historically underutilized businesses based on that ownership.

Government Organization


HB 334 Nevárez

Relating to the residency requirement for certain elective offices of certain political subdivisions.

State Affairs


HB 741 Walle/ Hernandez Luna/ Lucio III/ King, Susan

Relating to the right of a public employee to express breast milk in the workplace.

Health & Human Services


HB 988 Fletcher/ et al.

Relating to the definition of a lock for purposes of the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


HB 1249 Nevárez/ Menéndez/ Farias/ et al.

Relating to the designation of portions of State Highway 17 and United States Highway 67 as the General Alfred Valenzuela Highway.

Transportation


HB 1726 Bohac

Relating to shipping logistics and coordination services for state agencies.

Government Organization


HB 1773 Thompson, Ed/ Miller, Doug/ Raymond/ et al.

Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

Business & Commerce


HB 2061 Murphy/ Deshotel/ Anchia/ Pitts/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ et al.

Relating to a tax credit for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing a fee.

Economic Development


HB 2150 Nevárez

Relating to the classification of exotic and nongame animals.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


HB 3433 Fletcher

Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations; creating an offense.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


HB 3509 Bonnen, Dennis/ Villalba

Relating to endangered species habitat conservation and to the creation of a committee to oversee and guide the state's coordinated response to federal actions regarding endangered species.

Natural Resources


HB 3552 Oliveira SP: Lucio

Relating to the release of extraterritorial jurisdiction by certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3589 Gutierrez

Relating to the use of tax increment financing by certain municipalities.

Finance


HB 3660 Simmons

Relating to requiring the Texas Commission on Fire Protection to conduct a study and prepare a report on administrative attachment.

Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security


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