Senate Floor Action for 5/25/2013



May 25, 2013


The Senate reconsidered passage, withdrew amendment, and again finally passed:

HB 752 (LC)Longoria SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the types of entities that are considered municipal water suppliers for purposes of the law governing the effect of the subdivision of certain land on certain irrigation water rights.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 1055 Williams

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 1.

SR 1056 Paxton

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1534.

SR 1059 Hinojosa

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1768.

SR 1060 Rodríguez

In memory of Victor Apodaca, Jr.

SR 1067 Duncan

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1458.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 21 (CS)Williams/ et al. SP: Creighton/ et al.

Relating to drug screening or testing as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certain individuals.

SB 44 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ West/ et al. SP: Burkett

Relating to maintaining and reporting certain information regarding certain child abuse or neglect cases and the provision of mental health services for children in those cases.

SB 107 (LC)West SP: Johnson

Relating to the disclosure by a court of criminal history record information that is the subject of an order of nondisclosure.

SB 227 (CS)Williams SP: Zerwas

Relating to the dispensing of aesthetic pharmaceuticals by physicians and therapeutic optometrists; imposing fees.

SB 320 (LC)Williams SP: Toth

Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3.

SB 321 (LC)Williams SP: Toth

Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2.

SB 392 (CS) (LC)West SP: Lewis

Relating to notice to the attorney general of challenges to the constitutionality of Texas statutes.

SB 414 (CS)Ellis/ et al. SP: Davis, Sarah/ et al.

Relating to a study and report regarding authorizing certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs to address regional workforce needs.

SB 429 (LC)Nelson SP: Raymond

Relating to the dismissal or nonsuit of a suit to terminate the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 454 (LC)Hegar SP: Stephenson

Relating to the authority of the Jackson County Navigation District to file an annual compilation or review report with the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in lieu of filing an annual audit report.

SB 549 (LC)Williams/ et al. SP: Carter/ et al.

Relating to penalties for engaging in organized criminal activity.

SB 692 (LC)Carona SP: Miller, Doug

Relating to the filing by electronic mail of financial disclosures by certain county officers, county employees, or candidates for county office.

SB 709 (CS)Lucio SP: Allen

Relating to representation of a person in a special education impartial due process hearing.

SB 872 (CS) (LC)Deuell SP: Coleman

Relating to county expenditures for certain health care services.

SB 950 (CS) (LC)Carona SP: Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to requiring certain alcoholic beverage permittees to be the primary American source of supply for certain alcoholic beverages.

SB 993 (CS) (LC)Deuell/ et al. SP: King, Susan

Relating to the creation of the Texas Nonprofit Council to assist with faith-based and community-based initiatives.

SB 1058 (LC)Nelson SP: King, Susan

Relating to the regulation of the practice of nursing.

SB 1090 (CS) (LC)Carona SP: Geren/ et al.

Relating to the manufacture, distribution, sale, and provision of alcoholic beverages and the regulation of those activities.

SB 1116 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini SP: Kuempel

Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, functions, operations, and financing of the Crystal Clear Special Utility District; providing authority to issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

SB 1159 (LC)Van de Putte SP: Patrick, Diane

Relating to higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents.

SB 1210 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Branch

Relating to conditions on the receipt of tuition and fee exemptions and waivers at public institutions of higher education.

SB 1289 (CS) (LC)Williams SP: Bohac

Relating to certain business entities engaged in the publication of mug shots and other information regarding the involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1317 (CS) (LC)Whitmire SP: Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to persons authorized to perform a marriage ceremony.

SB 1398 (CS) (LC)Estes/ et al. SP: Morrison

Relating to rules governing the allocation of delegates to a political party's national presidential nominating convention.

SB 1411 (LC)Deuell SP: Gooden

Relating to regulation of traffic in a conservation and reclamation district by a commissioners court.

SB 1419 (CS)West SP: Lewis

Relating to funding for juvenile case managers through certain court costs and to the establishment of the truancy prevention and diversion fund.

SB 1599 (LC)Zaffirini SP: Lozano

Relating to county and municipal land development regulation.

SB 1601 (LC)Zaffirini SP: Raymond

Relating to the creation of the Central Laredo Municipal Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, impose a fee, and issue bonds.

SB 1610 (LC)Schwertner SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the notification of individuals following a breach of security of computerized data.

SB 1620 (LC)Paxton SP: Lewis

Relating to certified communication access realtime translation providers.

SB 1630 (CS) (LC)West SP: Lewis

Relating to the protection of defendants against vexatious litigants.

SB 1643 (CS) (LC)Williams/ et al. SP: Alvarado

Relating to the monitoring of prescriptions for certain controlled substances; providing penalties.

SB 1702 (CS) (LC)Taylor/ et al. SP: Bonnen, Dennis

Relating to residential property insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

SB 1720 (CS)Patrick/ et al. SP: Clardy

Relating to the Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program for teachers who agree to teach mathematics or science in certain school districts in this state.

SB 1727 (CS) (LC)Deuell/ et al. SP: Isaac/ et al.

Relating to the use of the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.

SB 1853 (LC)Fraser SP: Hilderbran

Relating to the amendment of restrictions affecting real property in certain subdivisions and the authority of the Llano County Municipal Utility District No. 1 to issue bonds.

SB 1877 (CS) (LC)Estes SP: Fallon

Relating to the creation of the Venable Ranch Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Denton County; 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. SP: Lewis

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.

SB 1910 (LC)Hegar SP: Zerwas

Relating to the creation of the Fulshear Municipal Utility District No. 3; providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

SB 1916 (LC)West SP: Johnson

Relating to the authority of the Dallas County Hospital District or a nonprofit corporation formed by the district regarding certain technology or intellectual property owned by or licensed to the district or corporation.

The Senate discharged conferees and concurred in House amendments 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 1678 (CS)Deuell/ Patrick/ et al. SP: Isaac/ et al.

Relating to the events and expenses eligible for, reporting requirements concerning disbursements from, and a study by the comptroller of the Major Events trust fund and the Events trust fund.

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

HB 1675 (CS)Bonnen, Dennis SP: Nichols

Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process.

HB 2836 (CS) (LC)Ratliff/ Farney/ King, Ken/ Patrick, Diane/ Huberty/ et al. SP: Patrick/ et al.

Relating to the administration of certain state assessment instruments to public school students and to a study of the essential knowledge and skills of the required public school curriculum and of certain state assessment instruments.

HB 3447 (LC)Gutierrez SP: Uresti

Relating to the establishment and functions of certain urban land bank demonstration programs.

HB 3569 Kleinschmidt SP: Uresti

Relating to activities conducted in connection with a state or federal disease control or eradication program for animals.

HB 3660 (LC)Simmons SP: Hegar

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

The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:

SB 1 (CS)Williams SP: Pitts

General Appropriations Bill.

SB 213 (CS)Whitmire/ Nichols SP: Price

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and the Windham School District and to the functions of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee.

SB 215 (CS)Birdwell/ Nichols SP: Anchia

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, including related changes to the status and functions of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation.

SB 396 (CS) (LC)Hegar SP: Martinez, "Mando"

Relating to the provision of state death benefits to certain employees of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.

SB 578 (CS) (LC)Duncan SP: Sheffield, J. D.

Relating to use of countywide polling places for certain elections.

SB 700 (CS) (LC)Hegar SP: Kacal/ et al.

Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting by state agencies and institutions of higher education.

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.

SB 1106 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ et al. SP: Davis, John

Relating to the use of maximum allowable cost lists under a Medicaid managed care pharmacy benefit plan.

SB 1458 (CS)Duncan/ et al. SP: Callegari/ et al.

Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 7 (CS)Darby/ Pitts/ Gonzales, Larry/ Menéndez/ Turner, Sylvester/ et al. SP: Williams

Relating to the amounts, availability, and use of certain statutorily dedicated revenue and accounts; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain statutorily dedicated fees and assessments; imposing certain court costs.

HB 396 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia SP: Huffman

Relating to providing a federal postcard applicant with a ballot for certain elections in which the applicant is eligible to vote.

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.

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 1768 (LC)Canales SP: Hinojosa

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

HB 3142 (LC)Bell SP: Estes/ et al.

Relating to handguns used to demonstrate proficiency in handgun use for purposes of obtaining a concealed handgun license.