SENATE FLOOR ACTION
May 16, 2013
The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:
Relating to the designation of a segment of Interstate Highway 35 as the Trooper Randy Vetter Memorial Highway.
Relating to providing a federal postcard applicant with a ballot for certain elections in which the applicant is eligible to vote.
2 Floor Amendments
Relating to restoring the jurisdiction of the constitutional county court in Glasscock County.
Relating to a requirement that students at an open-enrollment charter school recite the pledges of allegiance to the United States flag and the state flag.
1 Floor Amendment
Relating to the creation of a new university in South Texas within The University of Texas System.
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Recognizing NASA and the Johnson Space Center.
Recognizing May 16, 2013, as Mary Kay Day.
Congratulating Yesenia Delgado, Felicia Juarez, and Kivani Ailene Sanchez for being named Youth of the Year.
The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:
Relating to the determination of certain exemptions from the administration of state assessment instruments to public school students and to the consideration of the performance of certain students on state assessment instruments.
Relating to counselors employed by school districts, including the use of consistent terminology in the Education Code to refer to school counselors and a license requirement for licensed professional counselors employed by school districts.
Relating to a behavior improvement plan or a behavioral intervention plan adopted for certain students with an individualized education program.
Relating to an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program for adults 19 to 50 years of age.
Relating to discipline of public school students by school bus drivers.
Relating to the creation of the Needmore Ranch 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.
The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:
Relating to the regulation and practice of veterinary medicine; authorizing a fee.
Committee re-referral on the following:
Relating to a pilot program operated by certain public or private primary or secondary or open-enrollment charter schools in Webb County concerning searches and drug testing of students with parental consent and certain disciplinary measures and other procedures that may arise from such a search or test.
Re-referred from Education to Government Organization