Senate Floor Action for 1/24/2017

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Tuesday

January 24, 2017




The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 20 Miles

Recognizing January 24, 2017, as Texas Southern University Day.


SR 36 Taylor, Larry

Recognizing January 24, 2017, as Oyster Day.


SR 37 Huffman

Recognizing January 24, 2017, as Texas Juvenile Justice Professional Day.


SCR 10 Whitmire

Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, and ending on Monday, January 30, 2017.


Committee referral on the following:


SB 2 Bettencourt/ Creighton/ Hancock/ Taylor, Van

Relating to ad valorem taxation.

Finance


SB 4 Perry/ et al.

Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons.

State Affairs


SB 6 Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to regulations and policies for entering or using a bathroom or changing facility; authorizing a civil penalty; increasing criminal penalties.

State Affairs


SB 7 Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to improper relationships between educators and students; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense.

Education


SB 8 Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to certain prohibited abortions and the treatment and disposition of a human fetus, human fetal tissue, and other tissue resulting from pregnancy; creating a civil cause of action; creating offenses.

Health & Human Services


SB 9 Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.

Finance


SB 11 Schwertner/ Nelson/ Uresti/ et al.

Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective, and prevention and early intervention services.

Health & Human Services


SB 12 West

Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of bulletproof vests.

Criminal Justice


SB 13 Huffman/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations.

State Affairs


SB 15 Huffines/ Hall/ Hancock/ Taylor, Van/ West

Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

Finance


SB 16 Nichols/ Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun.

State Affairs


SB 18 Seliger

Relating to eliminating provisions requiring public institutions of higher education to set aside portions of designated tuition for student financial assistance.

Higher Education


SB 19 Seliger

Relating to temporary limitations on the amount of tuition and fees charged by certain public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 20 Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions.

Business & Commerce


SB 21 Birdwell/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Creighton/ Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution.

State Affairs


SB 22 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the establishment of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program and to the repeal of the tech-prep program.

Education


SB 23 Schwertner/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.

Business & Commerce


SB 24 Huffman/ Hancock/ et al.

Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.

State Affairs


SB 25 Creighton/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.

State Affairs


SB 26 Estes

Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan and other related programs and measures to reduce emissions.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 31 Zaffirini

Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.

State Affairs


SB 32 Zaffirini

Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas B-On-time student loan program.

Higher Education


SB 33 Zaffirini

Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS Grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program.

Higher Education


SB 34 Zaffirini

Relating to outcomes-based funding for general academic teaching institutions.

Higher Education


SB 35 Zaffirini

Relating to providing free full-day prekindergarten for certain children.

Education


SB 36 Zaffirini

Relating to the regulation of certain guardianship programs.

State Affairs


SB 37 Zaffirini

Relating to the requirement to obtain certification for attorneys representing persons in guardianship proceedings.

State Affairs


SB 38 Zaffirini

Relating to guardianships.

State Affairs


SB 39 Zaffirini

Relating to guardianships for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated.

State Affairs


SB 40 Zaffirini

Relating to the bond required and the bond insurance obtained for certain judges.

State Affairs


SB 41 Zaffirini

Relating to the demand for an accounting from an attorney in fact or agent of a principal by a guardian of the principal.

State Affairs


SB 42 Zaffirini

Relating to the security of courts and judges in the state.

State Affairs


SB 43 Zaffirini

Relating to the Judicial Branch Certification Commission; authorizing fees; modifying existing penalties.

State Affairs


SB 44 Zaffirini

Relating to petition requirements for an application for a place on the general primary election ballot for certain judicial offices.

State Affairs


SB 45 Zaffirini

Relating to the service retirement annuity for certain members of the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan Two who resume service.

State Affairs


SB 46 Zaffirini

Relating to allowing judges to use juror identification numbers when polling the jury.

State Affairs


SB 47 Zaffirini

Relating to a study on the availability of information regarding convictions and deferred dispositions for certain misdemeanors punishable by fine only.

Criminal Justice


SB 48 Zaffirini

Relating to exempting books purchased, used, or consumed by certain university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods.

Finance


SB 49 Zaffirini

Relating to the appointment by certain elected officials of students to receive a Texas Armed Services Scholarship.

Higher Education


SB 50 Zaffirini

Relating to the offense of hazing.

Criminal Justice


SB 51 Zaffirini

Relating to financial eligibility for the Texas home living (TxHmL) waiver program.

Health & Human Services


SB 52 Zaffirini

Relating to the reimbursement of providers for the provision of certain home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.

Health & Human Services


SB 53 Zaffirini

Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.

Health & Human Services


SB 54 Zaffirini

Relating to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.

Health & Human Services


SB 55 Zaffirini

Relating to a study of the use of a patient-reported outcomes registry in conjunction with health coverage for certain governmental employees.

State Affairs


SB 56 Zaffirini

Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans.

Business & Commerce


SB 57 Zaffirini

Relating to the use of a wireless communication device by a state officer or employee while operating a motor vehicle.

Business & Commerce


SB 58 Zaffirini

Relating to notification requirements applicable to certain state contracts.

Finance


SB 59 Zaffirini

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

Business & Commerce


SB 60 Zaffirini

Relating to the preference given by state and local governmental entities, including public institutions of higher education, to agricultural products produced, processed, or grown in this state.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 61 Zaffirini

Relating to public school accountability for bilingual education and English as a second language and other special language programs.

Education


SB 62 Zaffirini

Relating to erecting certain signs on private property before an election.

State Affairs


SB 63 Zaffirini

Relating to the electronic filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures and of personal financial statements by certain officeholders and candidates and the content of those statements; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs


SB 64 Zaffirini

Relating to recording of minutes for a local canvassing authority.

State Affairs


SB 65 Zaffirini

Relating to the regulation of funeral services, funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematories; imposing penalties.

Business & Commerce


SB 66 Zaffirini

Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty.

Finance


SB 67 Zaffirini

Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs


SB 68 Zaffirini

Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities from the Employees Retirement System of Texas of certain elected officials convicted of certain offenses.

State Affairs


SB 69 Zaffirini

Relating to civil or criminal liability for leaving certain animals unattended in or removing certain individuals or animals from a motor vehicle.

State Affairs


SB 70 Zaffirini

Relating to the required earnings statement provided by employers.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 71 Zaffirini

Relating to the transfer of certain state real property to the City of San Marcos.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 72 Nelson

Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax.

Finance


SB 73 Nelson

Relating to leave policy and procedures for state employees.

Business & Commerce


SB 74 Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the provision of certain behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and their families under a contract with a managed care organization.

Health & Human Services


SB 75 Nelson

Relating to the requirement for parental consent for a minor to join a labor union.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 76 Nelson

Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality.

Criminal Justice


SB 77 Nelson

Relating to involuntary termination of parental rights based on sexual assault of the child's other parent.

State Affairs


SB 78 Nelson

Relating to the disposition of certain state surplus or salvage data processing equipment.

Business & Commerce


SB 79 Nelson

Relating to the production of public information available on a publicly accessible website.

Business & Commerce


SB 80 Nelson

Relating to certain required reports prepared by state agencies and other governmental entities.

Business & Commerce


SB 81 Nelson

Relating to the operations of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Health & Human Services


SB 82 Nelson

Relating to prohibiting the temporary closure of segments of the state highway system on days that certain scheduled events are being held.

Transportation


SB 83 Hall

Relating to protection of energy critical infrastructure from electromagnetic, geomagnetic, terrorist, and cyber-attack threats.

Business & Commerce


SB 84 Hall

Relating to a pilot project for financing certain Texas Department of Transportation projects.

Transportation


SB 85 Hall

Relating to the verification of employment authorization by state contractors and state grant recipients, including the use of the federal E-verify program, and to authorization for the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee.

Business & Commerce


SB 86 Hall

Relating to the liability of a property owner who allows handguns to be carried on the owner's property.

State Affairs


SB 87 Hall

Relating to registration of a motor vehicle alleged to have been involved in a violation detected by a photographic traffic signal enforcement system.

Transportation


SB 88 Hall

Relating to the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

Transportation


SB 89 Hall

Relating to the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution.

State Affairs


SB 90 Hall

Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program.

Transportation


SB 91 Hall

Relating to the use of automatic license plate readers by a law enforcement agency.

Criminal Justice


SB 92 Hall

Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision.

Business & Commerce


SB 93 Hall

Relating to prohibiting public funds from being used to enforce certain federal or international laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 94 Hall

Relating to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the Texas border.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SB 95 Hall

Relating to the regulation of raw milk and raw milk products; adding a provision subject to a criminal penalty.

Health & Human Services


SB 96 Hall

Relating to Internet access to meetings of the board of directors of a regional mobility authority.

Business & Commerce


SB 97 Hall

Relating to the deadline for filing an application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.

Finance


SB 98 Hall

Relating to removing the requirement for bilingual education and special language programs for certain students of limited English proficiency.

Education


SB 99 Hall

Relating to the abolishment of the Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Office in the office of the governor and other incentives for media productions.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 100 Hall

Relating to abolishing the Texas Enterprise Fund and the disposition of the balance of that fund.

Natural Resources & Economic Development