Senate Floor Action for 5/17/2013

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Friday

May 17, 2013




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


HJR 147 Guerra/ Muñoz, Jr./ Longoria/ Canales/ Martinez, "Mando" SP: Hinojosa

Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the constitutional provision authorizing the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County.


HB 52 Flynn SP: Carona

Relating to the sale of a cemetery plot; providing penalties; authorizing a fee.


HB 62 (LC)Guillen SP: West

Relating to a justice or judge having an interest in a business entity that owns, manages, or operates a private correctional or rehabilitation facility.


HB 154 (LC)Taylor, Van/ Thompson, Senfronia SP: West

Relating to the termination of the parent-child relationship and the duty to pay child support in circumstances involving mistaken paternity.


HB 308 (LC)Bohac/ Raymond/ Orr/ Eiland/ Villarreal/ et al. SP: Nichols/ et al.

Relating to a school district's recognition of and education regarding traditional winter celebrations.


HB 343 (CS)Márquez/ Gonzalez, Naomi/ Moody/ Fallon/ Pickett SP: Rodríguez

Relating to the filing of financial disclosure statements by trustees of certain independent school districts; providing criminal and civil penalties.


HB 367 Martinez, "Mando" SP: Davis

Relating to the disclosure by a member of the legislature or the lieutenant governor of certain information concerning a resident of this state to a governmental body.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 376 (LC)Strama/ Price/ Zerwas/ Gonzalez, Naomi/ Wu/ et al. SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the regulation of child-care providers by the Texas Workforce Commission and local workforce development boards.


HB 424 Burkett/ Sheets/ Fletcher SP: Deuell

Relating to the sex offender status of a person who becomes a resident of certain group home facilities.


HB 485 (LC)Davis, Sarah/ Guillen/ Sheffield, Ralph/ et al. SP: Whitmire

Relating to the amount of the fees paid by certain peace officers, correctional officers, members of the state military forces, and veterans of the armed forces for a license to carry a concealed handgun and to the issuance of such a license to certain peace officers and members of the state military forces; authorizing a fee.


HB 642 (A) (LC)Patrick, Diane SP: Lucio

Relating to continuing education requirements for certain educators.

1 Committee Amendment


HB 693 (LC)Phillips SP: Deuell

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


HB 719 (CS)Morrison SP: Hegar

Relating to the operation of a golf cart or utility vehicle on a public highway in certain counties; authorizing a fee.


HB 753 (CS) (LC)Villarreal SP: Zaffirini

Relating to certain information to be provided by school districts to parents concerning supplemental educational services and to Texas Education Agency approval and investigation of supplemental educational services providers.


HB 885 Murphy/ Harper-Brown/ Ratliff/ Huberty/ et al. SP: Patrick

Relating to the guarantee of refinanced open-enrollment charter school bonds by the permanent school fund.


HB 912 Gooden/ Riddle/ Burnam/ Fallon/ Stickland/ et al. SP: Estes

Relating to images captured by unmanned vehicles and unmanned aircraft; providing penalties.

4 Floor Amendments


HB 978 (CS) (LC)Raymond SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the transportation of certain patients to a mental health facility.


HB 1191 (LC)Burkett/ et al. SP: Zaffirini

Relating to certain information about housing for persons with mental illness provided through the Texas Information and Referral Network Internet site.


HB 1294 (CS) (LC)Price SP: Seliger/ et al.

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

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1297 (CS) (LC)Alvarado/ Davis, John/ Muñoz, Jr. SP: Estes/ et al.

Relating to the review of certain skills development fund workforce training programs.


HB 1318 Turner, Sylvester/ et al. SP: Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent certain youths and indigent defendants.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1348 Menéndez/ Anderson/ et al. SP: Uresti

Relating to the taxation of certain tangible personal property located inside a defense base development authority.


HB 1448 Kuempel SP: Campbell

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


HB 1487 (LC)Harper-Brown SP: Rodríguez

Relating to the searchable state expenditure database maintained by the comptroller.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1494 (CS) (LC)King, Tracy O. SP: Hinojosa

Relating to certain regulatory programs administered by the Department of Agriculture; providing penalties; imposing fees.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1752 (CS) (LC)Patrick, Diane/ Pitts/ Allen/ Branch/ Aycock/ et al. SP: Seliger

Relating to creating the Texas Teacher Residency Program.


HB 1772 (LC)Turner, Chris/ Anchia/ Turner, Sylvester/ et al. SP: Davis/ et al.

Relating to the disconnection of electric or gas utility service.


HB 1967 (LC)Deshotel SP: Williams

Relating to use of sales and use tax proceeds by certain economic development corporations for certain job-related skills training.


HB 1996 (LC)Miller, Rick SP: Fraser

Relating to certain political party officials visiting a primary election polling place for administrative purposes.


HB 2006 (LC)Klick SP: Hancock

Relating to eligibility for appointment as a central counting station manager.


HB 2015 (LC)Davis, John SP: Watson/ et al.

Relating to the proper classification of workers performing services in connection with governmental contracts; providing a penalty.


HB 2020 (CS)Crownover/ Alvarado/ Lucio III/ Harless/ Callegari SP: Deuell/ et al.

Relating to the adoption of wellness policies and programs by state agencies.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2025 (LC)Capriglione/ et al. SP: Hancock

Relating to the concurrent jurisdiction of the municipal courts of certain neighboring municipalities to hear criminal cases.


HB 2049 (CS)Huberty/ Menéndez SP: Williams

Relating to a qualifying cogeneration facility's ability to sell electric energy to multiple purchasers.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2127 Howard/ Stephenson/ Frullo SP: Watson

Relating to the eligibility of certain employees of public institutions of higher education to participate in a state group benefits program.


HB 2197 (CS)Anchia SP: Huffman

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Lottery Commission; providing penalties; imposing and changing fees.


HB 2290 Lozano/ et al. SP: Estes

Relating to the use for administrative costs of a portion of money received by certain entities to implement a supplemental environmental project.


HB 2300 (LC)Keffer/ King, Tracy O. SP: Uresti

Relating to funding and donations for county transportation projects, including projects of county energy transportation reinvestment zones.


HB 2380 Davis, Sarah SP: Taylor

Relating to a provision in a will or trust that would cause a forfeiture of or void an interest for bringing any court action, including contesting the will or trust.


HB 2394 (LC)Perry SP: Hancock

Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring title for all trailers, semitrailers, and travel trailers not considered manufactured housing.


HB 2473 (CS) (LC)Deshotel SP: Williams

Relating to use of sales and use tax proceeds by economic development corporations in connection with housing facilities for certain institutions of higher education.


HB 2482 (LC)Alvarado/ Davis, John/ Murphy/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Isaac SP: Taylor/ et al.

Relating to a study to determine the reasons major manufacturers have chosen to invest in other states after considering development in this state.


HB 2725 (CS) (LC)Thompson, Senfronia/ Frullo/ Raymond/ Davis, Sarah SP: Van de Putte

Relating to the confidentiality of certain records maintained by a victims of trafficking shelter center and the creation of minimum standards for certain facilities that provide services to victims of trafficking.


HB 2741 (CS) (LC)Phillips SP: Nichols

Relating to the regulation of motor vehicles by counties and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; authorizing a fee; creating an offense.

3 Floor Amendments


HB 2760 (LC)Branch/ Anderson/ King, Susan/ Keffer/ Longoria/ et al. SP: Birdwell

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


HB 2772 (CS)Rodriguez, Justin SP: Duncan

Relating to an interim study regarding the method by which certain judicial officers are selected.


HB 2840 (CS)Giddings SP: West

Relating to the urban land bank demonstration program in certain municipalities.


HB 2929 Sheets SP: Deuell

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for brain injury.


HB 3068 (CS)Menéndez SP: Carona

Relating to debit card or stored value card surcharges.


HB 3152 Giddings SP: Fraser

Relating to the payment of and contracts with health care providers by certain entities under contract with a certified workers' compensation network.


HB 3211 (LC)Cortez SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas.


HB 3256 (LC)Kacal/ Cook SP: Uresti

Relating to the eligibility of certain vehicles to be operated as farm vehicles on a road or highway in this state.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 3361 (CS) (LC)Dutton SP: Birdwell

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs; authorizing and otherwise affecting the application of certain fees.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 3568 (LC)Kleinschmidt SP: Watson

Relating to the designation of the structure on Loop 150 in the city of Bastrop connecting the east and west banks of the Colorado River as the Chief Petty Officer (SOC) Stephen "Matt" Mills Bridge.


HB 3729 (LC)Coleman SP: Van de Putte

Relating to licensing requirements for newly constructed assisted living facilities.


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 973 Eltife

Recognizing Senator Judith Zaffirini on the occasion of her 50,000th consecutive vote in the Senate.


The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:


SB 111 (CS) (LC)Lucio SP: Lucio III

Relating to the designation of Texas Historical Use Buildings.


SB 201 Birdwell/ Nichols SP: Price/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Preservation Board.


SB 260 (CS) (LC)Davis/ Van de Putte/ et al. SP: Stickland/ et al.

Relating to the absence of a student from school to visit with a parent or guardian who will be or has been deployed on military duty.


SB 406 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the practice of advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants and the delegation of prescriptive authority by physicians to and the supervision by physicians of certain advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants.


SB 1792 (CS)Watson/ et al. SP: Phillips

Relating to remedies for nonpayment of tolls for the use of toll projects; authorizing a fee; creating an offense.


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


SB 64 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al. SP: Zerwas

Relating to a policy on vaccine-preventable diseases for licensed child-care facilities.


SB 971 (CS) (LC)Williams/ et al. SP: Deshotel

Relating to the purposes, designation, and funding of a transportation reinvestment zone for port projects; providing authority to issue bonds; authorizing an assessment.


The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:


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

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


HB 1768 (LC)Canales SP: Hinojosa

Relating to identification requirements for certain fire hydrants and flush valves.


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


SB 1648 (CS) (LC)Williams

Relating to the motor fuel tax on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas; providing penalties.


SB 1909 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the period for confirmation of the Williamson County Municipal Utility District No. 21.


SB 1920 (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

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.


HB 120 (LC)Larson/ Guillen/ et al. SP: Campbell

Relating to the issuance of military specialty license plates; providing an exemption from a fee.


HB 139 (CS) (LC)Raymond SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the exercise of urban renewal powers by certain counties.


HB 150 (LC)Larson/ Miller, Rick/ Sheets/ Farias/ Anderson/ et al. SP: Van de Putte

Relating to the display of flags at half-staff at the Capitol building to honor service members killed in action.


HB 220 (LC)Price/ Herrero/ Geren/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Moody/ et al. SP: Huffman

Relating to consecutive sentences for certain offenses involving injury to a child, an elderly individual, or a disabled individual and arising out of the same criminal episode.


HB 241 (LC)Otto/ et al. SP: Hegar

Relating to the notice provided by the chief appraiser of an appraisal district of the availability of agreement forms authorizing certain electronic communications.


HB 242 (LC)Otto SP: Hegar

Relating to the requirement that certain ad valorem tax-related notices be delivered to a property owner by certified mail.


HB 333 (LC)Guillen/ Springer SP: Hinojosa

Relating to requiring notice of a hotel's firearms policy and other guest policies; providing a criminal penalty.


HB 338 (CS) (LC)Guillen SP: Nichols

Relating to the court in which a hearing regarding the towing of a motor vehicle may be held.


HB 402 (LC)Davis, Sarah SP: Birdwell

Relating to a medal for certain members of the state military forces who served during the Cold War; authorizing a fee.


HB 436 (LC)Pitts SP: Birdwell

Relating to the authority to issue bonds of the Rockett Special Utility District.


HB 442 (LC)Muñoz, Jr./ Guillen/ Canales/ Guerra SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the recognition of a portion of U.S. Highway 83 as a memorial to Trooper Eduardo Chavez.


HB 455 (LC)Dukes/ Collier SP: Davis

Relating to excused absences from public school for certain students.


HB 518 (LC)Pitts SP: Birdwell

Relating to the creation of the Windsor Hills Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments and fees.


HB 654 (LC)Cortez/ Alvarado/ Naishtat SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the ability of a tenant representative to serve as a commissioner of a local housing authority.


HB 712 (LC)Murphy SP: Patrick

Relating to the responsibility for keeping fire-fighting equipment furnished to a volunteer fire department by a county in good working order.


HB 729 (LC)Price SP: Deuell

Relating to access to criminal history record information by certain hospitals and other facilities.


HB 736 (LC)Farias SP: Van de Putte

Relating to the composition of the housing and health services coordination council.


HB 788 (CS) (LC)Smith/ Reynolds SP: Hinojosa

Relating to permitting of greenhouse gas emissions by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; limiting the amount of a fee.


HB 802 (LC)Rose SP: Carona

Relating to the definition of an authorized emergency vehicle.


HB 808 (LC)Zerwas SP: Deuell

Relating to the authority of a psychologist to delegate the provision of certain care to a person under the psychologist's supervision, including a person training to become a psychologist.


HB 809 (LC)Davis, John/ Alvarado/ Guillen SP: Deuell

Relating to the dissemination of information regarding employment opportunities in this state to secondary school students.


HB 845 (LC)Lucio III SP: West

Relating to possession of or access to a child.


HB 964 (LC)Murphy SP: Huffman

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, or taxes.


HB 995 (LC)Muñoz, Jr. SP: Hinojosa

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.


HB 1043 (LC)Lewis/ Farrar/ Otto/ Paddie SP: Duncan

Relating to the offense of the unauthorized duplication of certain recordings.


HB 1188 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia/ Perry/ Miles SP: Whitmire

Relating to limiting the liability of persons who employ persons with criminal convictions.


HB 1227 (CS) (LC)Dukes SP: Williams/ et al.

Relating to the use of an Internet application to allow access by court-appointed volunteer advocates to child protective services case information.


HB 1237 (LC)Keffer SP: Duncan

Relating to the Eastland Memorial Hospital District.


HB 1256 (LC)Stephenson/ Capriglione/ Bell/ et al. SP: Hegar

Relating to the donation of office space owned by a legislator or a legislator's business for use as the legislator's district office.


HB 1259 (LC)Keffer SP: Duncan

Relating to the dissolution of the Cisco Hospital District; authorizing the imposition of a tax.


HB 1296 (CS) (LC)Alvarado/ Davis, John/ Muñoz, Jr. SP: Taylor

Relating to information regarding postsecondary education and career opportunities and workforce needs in this state.


HB 1385 (LC)Bell SP: Williams

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 139; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.


HB 1427 (LC)Sheffield, Ralph SP: Fraser

Relating to the donation of surplus real property by certain municipalities.


HB 1491 (LC)Branch/ Collier/ Patrick, Diane/ Lozano/ et al. SP: Schwertner

Relating to the temporary licensing of a dentist who performs voluntary charity care.


HB 1492 (LC)Bell SP: Williams

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.


HB 1506 (LC)Bell SP: Williams

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.


HB 1514 (LC)Howard SP: Campbell/ et al.

Relating to privileged parking for veterans of World War II.


HB 1554 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez, Justin SP: Campbell

Relating to the authority of municipalities to file a lien for the costs of abatement of a floodplain ordinance violation; providing a civil penalty.


HB 1580 (LC)Reynolds SP: Ellis

Relating to excluding certain short-term employment from unemployment compensation chargebacks and grounds for benefit disqualification.


HB 1589 (LC)Cortez/ et al. SP: Van de Putte

Relating to the awarding of the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.


HB 1920 (LC)Sheffield, J. D. SP: Duncan

Relating to the election and authority of the board of directors of the McCulloch County Hospital District.


HB 1969 (LC)Craddick SP: Duncan

Relating to the McCamey County Hospital District; authorizing the issuance of bonds; authorizing the imposition of a tax.


HB 2034 (LC)Vo/ Rodriguez, Eddie SP: Ellis

Relating to unemployment compensation eligibility and chargebacks regarding certain persons who leave work to attend training.


HB 2137 (LC)Fletcher SP: Paxton

Relating to eligibility of certain persons for enrollment in school district summer school courses.


HB 2213 (LC)Guillen SP: Lucio

Relating to the creation of the Willacy County Drainage District No. 3; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.


HB 2254 (LC)Geren/ Guillen/ Clardy SP: Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to apprenticeship requirements for occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience.


HB 2392 (CS) (LC)Menéndez/ Moody/ et al. SP: Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to the mental health program for veterans.


HB 2465 (LC)Farias SP: Ellis

Relating to the secretary of state providing information to voters regarding their voting status through an Internet website.


HB 2952 (LC)Rodriguez, Justin/ Collier SP: Watson

Relating to the period of time allowed for issuance of decisions by the commissioner of education in certain appeals against school districts.


HB 3064 (LC)Menéndez/ Moody SP: Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the disposition of unclaimed cremated remains of certain veterans.


HB 3561 (LC)Murphy SP: Patrick

Relating to the proceedings of certain municipal courts held in the corporate limits of a contiguous incorporated municipality.


HB 3889 (LC)Darby SP: Duncan

Relating to the dissolution of the Lipan Creek Flood Control District.


HB 3925 (LC)Smith SP: Garcia

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.


HB 3935 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia SP: Garcia

Relating to the territory of the East Aldine Management District.


HCR 40 (LC)Johnson/ et al. SP: West

Designating the first Saturday in May as Texas Academic College Scholarship Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2014.


HCR 51 (LC)King, Ken/ Price/ Smithee/ Perry/ Frullo SP: Seliger

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


HCR 56 (LC)Hunter/ Herrero/ Lozano/ Lucio III SP: Hinojosa

Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to provide for a joint interim legislative study regarding the development and potential economic impact of a cruise industry on the Texas coast between Calhoun and Cameron Counties.


HCR 68 (LC)Farney/ Carter SP: Patrick

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


HCR 84 (LC)Springer SP: Duncan

Designating Floydada as the Pumpkin Capital of Texas.


HCR 87 (LC)Springer SP: Duncan

Designating the pumpkin as the official State Squash of Texas.


HCR 96 (LC)Button/ Sheets SP: Carona

Designating Garland as the Cowboy Hat Capital of Texas.


HCR 102 (LC)Miller, Doug SP: Fraser

Designating peach cobbler as the official cobbler of Texas.


Committee referral on the following:


HB 1260 Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 132; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Administration


HB 1587 Creighton

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, or taxes.

Administration


HB 1588 Creighton

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, or taxes.

Administration


HB 2640 Workman

Relating to the creation of the Western Travis County Groundwater Conservation District; providing general law authority to issue bonds and exercise the power of eminent domain; providing general law authority to impose assessments, fees, surcharges, or taxes.

Administration


HB 3916 Fallon

Relating to the creation of the Comanche Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments or fees.

Administration


HB 3945 King, Phil

Relating to the annexation of certain territory by the Wise County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.

Administration


HB 3954 Stephenson

Relating to the creation of Kendleton Improvement District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Administration

 

Committee re-referral on the following:


HB 489 Menéndez SP: Uresti

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.

Re-referred from Health & Human Services to Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


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