Senate Floor Action for 5/26/2013

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Sunday

May 26, 2013




The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 1063 Estes

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 281.


SR 1066 West

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3153.


SR 1068 Carona

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3106.


SR 1073 Nelson

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 949.


SR 1074 Patrick

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 508.


SR 1075 Paxton

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1017.


SR 1076 Taylor

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3459.


SR 1079 Van de Putte

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1158.


SR 1080 Zaffirini

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 12.


SR 1081 Patrick

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 5.


SR 1084 Estes

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 912.


SR 1085 Nelson

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 7.


SR 1089 Nichols

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1675.


SR 1090 Nichols

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2741.


SR 1091 Williams

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 6.


SR 1092 Hinojosa

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3793.


SR 1093 Uresti

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1747.


SCR 38 Rodríguez

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 2975.


SCR 39 Zaffirini

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1116.


SCR 41 Deuell

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1727.


SCR 42 Patrick

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections to S.B. No. 217.


SCR 43 Williams

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.J.R. No. 1.


SCR 44 Hinojosa

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections to S.B. No. 8.


SCR 45 Uresti

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections to S.B. No. 1747.


The Senate discharged conferees and concurred in House amendments on the following:


SJR 1 Williams SP: Pitts/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan.


The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:


SB 2 (CS)Patrick/ et al. SP: Aycock

Relating to certain charter schools.


SB 7 (CS)Nelson/ et al. SP: Raymond

Relating to improving the delivery and quality of certain health and human services, including the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term services and supports.


SB 8 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the provision and delivery of certain health and human services in this state, including the provision of those services through the Medicaid program and the prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse in that program and other programs.


SB 58 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: Zerwas/ et al.

Relating to delivery of and reporting on mental health, behavioral health, substance abuse, and certain other services.


SB 211 Nichols/ et al. SP: Dutton

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Facilities Commission; authorizing fees.


SB 217 (LC)Patrick/ Nichols SP: Anchia

Relating to the continuation and functions of the state employee charitable campaign.


SB 219 (CS)Huffman/ et al. SP: Bonnen, Dennis/ et al.

Relating to ethics of public servants, including the functions and duties of the Texas Ethics Commission; the regulation of political contributions, political advertising, lobbying, and conduct of public servants; and the reporting of political contributions and expenditures and personal financial information; providing civil and criminal penalties.


SB 270 (LC)Seliger SP: Herrero

Relating to a limited exception to the prohibition on releasing personal information about a juror collected during the jury selection process in certain cases.


SB 281 (LC)Estes SP: Frank

Relating to the administration and powers of the Red River Authority of Texas.


SB 358 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa SP: Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to the use of a polygraph statement as evidence that a defendant or releasee from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has violated a condition of release.


SB 359 (LC)Hinojosa SP: Eiland

Relating to the selection of certain members of the board of directors of an appraisal district.


SB 401 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al. SP: Allen

Relating to a notification requirement if a school counselor is not assigned to a public school campus.


SB 460 (CS) (LC)Deuell/ et al. SP: Coleman

Relating to training for public school teachers in the detection and education of students at risk for suicide or with other mental or emotional disorders and the inclusion of mental health concerns in coordinated school health efforts.


SB 484 (LC)Whitmire/ et al. SP: Turner, Sylvester

Relating to the creation of a prostitution prevention program; authorizing a fee.


SB 690 (CS)Ellis SP: Dutton

Relating to the creation of Harris County Improvement District No. 23; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.


SB 901 (LC)Fraser SP: Paddie

Relating to safety standards and practices applicable to the transportation by pipeline of certain substances.


SB 910 (CS) (LC)Duncan SP: Morrison

Relating to certain election practices and procedures.


SB 949 (LC)Nelson SP: Sheffield, J. D.

Relating to licensing under the Medical Practice Act.


SB 1017 (CS) (LC)Paxton SP: Lavender

Relating to the funding for and administration of travel and information operations by the Texas Department of Transportation.


SB 1158 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte/ et al. SP: Menéndez

Relating to higher education for veterans and their families.


SB 1173 (CS) (LC)West SP: White

Relating to procedures for the sentencing and placement on community supervision of defendants charged with the commission of a state jail felony.


SB 1373 (LC)Hinojosa SP: Miller, Rick

Relating to display of the Honor and Remember flag.


SB 1596 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini SP: Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to the annexation by a municipality of territory of an emergency services district.


SB 1681 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini SP: Harper-Brown

Relating to oversight and management of state contracts.


SB 1747 (CS)Uresti/ et al. SP: Keffer/ et al.

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


SB 1907 Hegar/ et al. SP: Kleinschmidt/ et al.

Relating to the transportation and storage of firearms and ammunition by concealed handgun license holders in private vehicles on the campuses of certain institutions of higher education.


HB 5 (CS)Aycock/ Deshotel/ Davis, John/ Villarreal/ Callegari/ et al. SP: Patrick/ et al.

Relating to public school accountability, assessment and curriculum requirements for high school graduation, and funding in support of certain curriculum authorized for graduation; providing a criminal penalty.


HB 6 (CS)Otto/ Anchia/ Harless/ Howard/ et al. SP: Williams

Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts in the state treasury, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.


HB 12 (CS) (LC)Flynn/ Alvarado/ Perry/ Martinez Fischer/ et al. SP: Zaffirini

Relating to gifts and other consideration made to state agencies for state employee salary supplement or other purposes, and to publication by state agencies of staff compensation and related information.


HB 194 (CS) (LC)Farias/ Ratliff/ Menéndez/ Guerra/ Collier/ et al. SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.


HB 489 (CS)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.


HB 500 (CS)Hilderbran/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Creighton/ Button/ Turner, Scott/ et al. SP: Hegar/ et al.

Relating to the $1 million total revenue exemption for the franchise tax; temporarily decreasing the rates of the franchise tax.


HB 508 Guillen/ Springer/ Clardy/ et al. SP: Patrick/ et al.

Relating to certain offenses relating to carrying concealed handguns on property owned or leased by a governmental entity; providing a civil penalty.


HB 586 (CS)Workman/ Leach/ Callegari/ Menéndez/ Smithee/ et al. SP: Deuell/ et al.

Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity for certain design and construction claims arising under written contracts with state agencies.


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

Relating to the filling of vacancies on a political party's county executive committee and the conduct of certain primary elections in the absence of a county executive committee.


HB 680 (CS) (LC)Burkett/ Bohac/ Fletcher/ Deshotel/ Workman/ et al. SP: Patrick

Relating to provisions in the dedicatory instruments of property owners' associations regarding display of flags.


HB 773 (LC)Farney/ Branch/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Smithee/ et al. SP: Schwertner

Relating to the recitation of the pledges of allegiance to and display of the United States and state flags at and the observation of a moment of silence at open-enrollment charter schools and other public schools.


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

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


HB 1025 (CS)Pitts SP: Williams

Relating to making supplemental appropriations and reductions in appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.


HB 1675 (CS)Bonnen, Dennis SP: Nichols

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


HB 1897 Eiland SP: Carona

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of pollution control property.


HB 1926 (CS)King, Ken/ Deshotel/ Allen/ Farney/ Ratliff/ et al. SP: Hegar/ et al.

Relating to the operation of the state virtual school network and courses provided through other distance learning arrangements.


HB 1951 Thompson, Senfronia SP: Carona

Relating to the licensing and regulation of telecommunicators; providing a criminal penalty.


HB 2012 (CS)Villarreal SP: Patrick

Relating to collection, distribution, and use of information relating to salaries of and job openings for certain professional employees of school districts and to teaching and learning conditions in public schools.


HB 2152 (LC)Callegari SP: Lucio

Relating to fees charged to certain recreational vehicle parks.


HB 2305 (LC)Rodriguez, Eddie SP: Watson

Relating to motor vehicle inspections; creating an offense; changing the collection method for certain fees.


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.


HB 2818 (CS) (LC)Sheffield, Ralph SP: Carona

Relating to certain local option elections and the permits and licenses that can be issued in areas that approved the sale of certain alcoholic beverages in a local option election.


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 2982 (CS)Keffer SP: Duncan

Relating to the power of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt and enforce safety standards applicable to the transportation by pipeline of hazardous liquids, carbon dioxide, and natural gas in rural locations.


HB 3093 (CS) (LC)Elkins SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Information Resources and the Legislative Budget Board regarding information resources technologies of state agencies.


HB 3106 (LC)Morrison SP: Carona

Relating to compensatory payments made in connection with the issuance of certain title insurance policies.


HB 3153 (CS)Lewis/ Guillen/ Pitts/ Crownover SP: West/ et al.

Relating to the operation and administration of, and practice in courts in, the judicial branch of state government and the composition of certain juvenile boards; imposing a fee.


HB 3169 (LC)Bohac SP: Lucio

Relating to the imposition of the sales and use tax on taxable items sold or provided under certain contracts.


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.


HB 3390 (CS)Hilderbran/ Murphy/ Eiland/ Davis, John/ Oliveira SP: Deuell

Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act.


HB 3447 (LC)Gutierrez SP: Uresti

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


HB 3459 (CS)Eiland SP: Taylor

Relating to the determination of the boundaries of, and the enforcement of the law governing access to, public beaches.


HB 3520 (CS) (LC)Branch/ Villalba/ et al. SP: Carona

Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 75 in Dallas County as the George W. Bush Expressway.


HB 3569 Kleinschmidt SP: Uresti

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


HB 3572 (CS) (LC)Hilderbran/ Eiland/ Otto/ Bohac/ Alvarado/ et al. SP: Williams

Relating to the administration, collection, and enforcement of taxes on mixed beverages; imposing a tax on sales of mixed beverages; decreasing the rate of the current tax on mixed beverages.


HB 3648 (CS) (LC)Harper-Brown SP: Paxton

Relating to the award and performance of certain state contracts.


HB 3793 (CS) (LC)Coleman SP: Hinojosa

Relating to powers, duties, and services of entities serving counties.


HB 3903 (LC)Isaac SP: Campbell

Relating to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to increase certain fees; authorizing a fee.


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