SENATE FLOOR ACTION
May 25, 2013
The Senate reconsidered passage, withdrew amendment, and again finally passed:
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:
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 1.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1534.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1768.
In memory of Victor Apodaca, Jr.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1458.
The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:
Relating to drug screening or testing as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certain individuals.
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.
Relating to the disclosure by a court of criminal history record information that is the subject of an order of nondisclosure.
Relating to the dispensing of aesthetic pharmaceuticals by physicians and therapeutic optometrists; imposing fees.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2.
Relating to notice to the attorney general of challenges to the constitutionality of Texas statutes.
Relating to a study and report regarding authorizing certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs to address regional workforce needs.
Relating to the dismissal or nonsuit of a suit to terminate the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
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.
Relating to penalties for engaging in organized criminal activity.
Relating to the filing by electronic mail of financial disclosures by certain county officers, county employees, or candidates for county office.
Relating to representation of a person in a special education impartial due process hearing.
Relating to county expenditures for certain health care services.
Relating to requiring certain alcoholic beverage permittees to be the primary American source of supply for certain alcoholic beverages.
Relating to the creation of the Texas Nonprofit Council to assist with faith-based and community-based initiatives.
Relating to the regulation of the practice of nursing.
Relating to the manufacture, distribution, sale, and provision of alcoholic beverages and the regulation of those activities.
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.
Relating to higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents.
Relating to conditions on the receipt of tuition and fee exemptions and waivers at public institutions of higher education.
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.
Relating to persons authorized to perform a marriage ceremony.
Relating to rules governing the allocation of delegates to a political party's national presidential nominating convention.
Relating to regulation of traffic in a conservation and reclamation district by a commissioners court.
Relating to funding for juvenile case managers through certain court costs and to the establishment of the truancy prevention and diversion fund.
Relating to county and municipal land development regulation.
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.
Relating to the notification of individuals following a breach of security of computerized data.
Relating to certified communication access realtime translation providers.
Relating to the protection of defendants against vexatious litigants.
Relating to the monitoring of prescriptions for certain controlled substances; providing penalties.
Relating to residential property insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
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.
Relating to the use of the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Relating to a policy on vaccine-preventable diseases for licensed child-care facilities.
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:
Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process.
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.
Relating to the establishment and functions of certain urban land bank demonstration programs.
Relating to activities conducted in connection with a state or federal disease control or eradication program for animals.
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:
General Appropriations Bill.
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.
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.
Relating to the provision of state death benefits to certain employees of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.
Relating to use of countywide polling places for certain elections.
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting by state agencies and institutions of higher education.
Relating to the purposes, designation, and funding of a transportation reinvestment zone for port projects; providing authority to issue bonds; authorizing an assessment.
Relating to the use of maximum allowable cost lists under a Medicaid managed care pharmacy benefit plan.
Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
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.
Relating to providing a federal postcard applicant with a ballot for certain elections in which the applicant is eligible to vote.
Relating to the definition of rural area for purposes of certain housing assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 75 in Collin County as the Prisoner of War Memorial Highway.
Relating to identification requirements for certain fire hydrants and flush valves.
Relating to handguns used to demonstrate proficiency in handgun use for purposes of obtaining a concealed handgun license.