Senate Floor Action for 1/25/2017

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Wednesday

January 25, 2017




The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 54 Zaffirini

Recognizing January 25, 2017, as Laredo Legislative Day.


HCR 50 Smithee SP: Huffman

Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on February 1, 2017.


Committee referral on the following:


SJR 1 Campbell/ Menéndez/ Uresti/ Zaffirini

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

Finance


SJR 2 Birdwell/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Creighton/ Hancock/ et al.

Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress.

State Affairs


SJR 6 Zaffirini

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional.

State Affairs


SJR 7 Hall

Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution.

State Affairs


SJR 8 Hall

Proposing a constitutional amendment denying bail to certain persons who are unlawfully present in the United States and are taken into custody for committing a felony.

State Affairs


SJR 9 Hall

Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the extent authorized under federal constitutional law.

Health & Human Services


SJR 10 Huffines

Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature.

State Affairs


SJR 11 Huffines

Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices.

State Affairs


SJR 12 Huffines

Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the establishment of limits on the number of terms judges and justices may serve on courts in this state.

State Affairs


SJR 13 Huffines

Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a political subdivision of this state to limit the number of terms for which a person may be elected to hold an office of the political subdivision.

State Affairs


SJR 14 Creighton

Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes.

Finance


SJR 15 Hinojosa

Proposing a constitutional amendment excepting certain appropriations for reducing state debt from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

Finance


SB 14 Taylor, Van/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the ethics of public officers and related requirements; creating criminal offenses.

State Affairs


SB 101 Hall

Relating to commissioned security officers employed by the board of trustees of a school district.

Education


SB 102 Hall

Relating to general officers within the state military department.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SB 103 Hall

Relating to the provision of bags to customers of a business at the point of sale.

Business & Commerce


SB 104 Hall

Relating to prohibiting certain physician questions regarding firearms.

Health & Human Services


SB 105 Hall

Relating to abolishing the Pan American Games trust fund, Olympic Games trust fund, Major Events reimbursement program fund, Motor Sports Racing trust fund, and Events trust fund.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 106 Hall

Relating to criminal offenses applicable to gambling devices, including eight-liners.

State Affairs


SB 107 Hall

Relating to rules adopted by the Texas Ethics Commission relating to lobbyists or the reporting of political contributions or expenditures.

State Affairs


SB 108 Hall

Relating to increasing the punishment for certain felony offenses committed by a person who is unlawfully present in the United States.

State Affairs


SB 109 Huffines

Relating to the establishment of a limit on the number of terms a judge or justice may serve on a court in this state.

State Affairs


SB 110 Huffines

Relating to term limits for elected officers of political subdivisions.

State Affairs


SB 111 Huffines

Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic enforcement systems.

Transportation


SB 112 Huffines

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

Finance


SB 113 Huffines

Relating to the provision of and local regulation of certain for-hire passenger transportation.

Business & Commerce


SB 114 Huffines

Relating to Texas Department of Transportation expenditures for toll facility acquisition and construction.

Transportation


SB 115 Huffines

Relating to the Internet broadcast of certain open meetings.

Business & Commerce


SB 116 Huffines

Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Racing Commission.

Business & Commerce


SB 117 Huffines

Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Workforce Commission.

Business & Commerce


SB 118 Huffines

Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.

Business & Commerce


SB 119 Huffines

Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Lottery Commission.

Business & Commerce


SB 120 Huffines

Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Medical Board.

Business & Commerce


SB 121 Huffines

Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Board of Nursing.

Business & Commerce


SB 122 Huffines

Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Optometry Board.

Business & Commerce


SB 123 Huffines

Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the State Board of Dental Examiners.

Business & Commerce


SB 124 Huffines

Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

Business & Commerce


SB 125 Huffines

Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Funeral Service Commission.

Business & Commerce


SB 126 Huffines

Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

Business & Commerce


SB 127 Huffines

Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying.

Business & Commerce


SB 128 Garcia

Relating to a required training course on human trafficking for commercial driver's license applicants.

Transportation


SB 129 Garcia

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

Finance


SB 130 Creighton

Relating to the computation of the franchise tax.

Finance


SB 131 Creighton

Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes.

Finance


SB 132 Creighton

Relating to the savings incentive program for state agencies.

Finance


SB 133 Creighton

Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.

Finance


SB 134 Creighton

Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel.

Business & Commerce


SB 135 Taylor, Van

Relating to the submission of a report by certain entities identifying spending reduction measures.

Finance


SB 136 Taylor, Van

Relating to the verification of citizenship of an applicant for voter registration.

State Affairs


SB 137 Taylor, Van

Relating to lobbying activities engaged in by state employees.

State Affairs


SB 138 Taylor, Van

Relating to the exemption from range instruction for certain persons applying to obtain a license to carry a handgun.

State Affairs


SB 139 Taylor, Van

Relating to the applicability of adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies.

Health & Human Services


SB 140 Taylor, Van

Relating to the criminal penalties for insider trading and other misuse of official information by public servants.

State Affairs


SB 141 Taylor, Van

Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant.

Higher Education


SB 142 Taylor, Van

Relating to the determination of cost of goods sold for purposes of computing the franchise tax.

Finance


SB 143 Garcia

Relating to the provision of the reason for rejecting a voter registration application.

State Affairs


SB 144 Garcia

Relating to the use of a mobile phone by a person occupying a voting station.

State Affairs


SB 145 Garcia

Relating to a voter education program for high school seniors.

State Affairs


SB 146 Garcia

Relating to automatic update of voter registration on issuance or change of a driver's license or identification card by the Department of Public Safety.

State Affairs


SB 147 Garcia

Relating to automatic voter registration on issuance or change of a driver's license or identification card by the Department of Public Safety.

State Affairs


SB 148 Garcia

Relating to eligibility to serve as an interpreter in an election.

State Affairs


SB 149 Garcia

Relating to the eligibility of certain persons younger than 18 years of age to preregister to vote.

State Affairs


SB 150 Garcia

Relating to the eligibility of certain persons younger than 18 years of age to preregister to vote.

State Affairs


SB 151 Bettencourt

Relating to voter approval of obligations for certain municipal liabilities to a public pension fund.

State Affairs


SB 152 Bettencourt

Relating to municipal control of certain public retirement systems established for the benefit of municipal employees.

State Affairs


SB 153 Bettencourt

Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting for certain persons.

State Affairs


SB 154 Hinojosa

Relating to the establishment by the Texas Workforce Commission of a career and technical education workforce specialist pilot program.

Education


SB 155 Hinojosa

Relating to cardiac assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.

Education


SB 156 Hinojosa

Relating to criminal asset forfeiture proceedings.

Criminal Justice


SB 157 Hinojosa/ Rodríguez

Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect same-sex marriages, including the repeal of the statutory prohibition against the recognition of a civil union or similar relationship entered into in another state between two persons of the same sex.

State Affairs


SB 158 Hinojosa

Relating to the creation of an open burn pit registry for certain service members and veterans.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SB 159 Hinojosa

Relating to excepting certain appropriations from computations regarding the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

Finance


SB 160 Rodríguez

Relating to a prohibition of a monitoring system performance indicator based on the number or percentage of students receiving special education services.

Education


SB 161 Rodríguez

Relating to the bilingual education allotment provided under the public school finance system.

Education


SB 162 Rodríguez

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

Finance


SB 163 Rodríguez

Relating to covered benefits under the child health plan.

Health & Human Services


SB 164 Rodríguez

Relating to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to childbirth and contraception.

Health & Human Services


SB 165 Rodríguez/ Garcia/ Hinojosa/ Whitmire

Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating an offense.

State Affairs


SB 166 Rodríguez/ Garcia/ Whitmire

Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.

Criminal Justice


SB 167 Rodríguez

Relating to the registration of voters at a polling place during early voting by personal appearance and related procedures.

State Affairs


SB 168 Rodríguez

Relating to the operations of the Department of Public Safety, Parks and Wildlife Department, and state military forces in the border region.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SB 169 Rodríguez

Relating to a prohibition on certain law enforcement inquiries regarding the nationality or immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense.

State Affairs


SB 170 Rodríguez

Relating to a civil action to collect a civil penalty for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia.

Criminal Justice


SB 171 Huffines

Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Business & Commerce


SB 172 Nichols

Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

Finance


SB 173 Campbell

Relating to the uniform election date.

State Affairs


SB 174 Campbell

Relating to inclusion of a course on the founding principles of the United States in the curriculum requirements for public high school students and the posting of the founding documents of the United States in public school buildings.

Education


SB 175 Nichols

Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

Finance


SB 176 Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee.

Business & Commerce


SB 177 Taylor, Van

Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production from depleting reservoirs or carbon dioxide storage; authorizing a fee.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 178 Estes

Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax.

Finance


SB 179 Menéndez/ Zaffirini

Relating to student harassment, bullying, cyberbullying, injury to or death of a minor; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs


SB 180 Menéndez/ Zaffirini

Relating to student harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying.

Education


SB 181 Menéndez/ Zaffirini

Relating to civil liability for bullying of a child.

State Affairs


SB 182 Menéndez/ Zaffirini

Relating to the availability of certain pre-suit discovery in connection with a claim involving injury to or death of a minor.

State Affairs


SB 183 Uresti

Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties.

Health & Human Services


SB 184 Uresti

Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle use tax for motor vehicles brought into this state by certain current or former military personnel.

Finance


SB 185 Uresti

Relating to electronic voter registration.

State Affairs


SB 186 Uresti

Relating to automatic voter registration on issuance or change of a driver's license or identification card by the Department of Public Safety.

State Affairs


SB 187 Uresti

Relating to the eligibility of certain persons younger than 18 years of age to preregister to vote.

State Affairs


SB 188 Uresti

Relating to civil or criminal liability for transporting in, confining in, or removing from a motor vehicle certain animals.

State Affairs


SB 189 Uresti

Relating to notice of an application for a permit to drill certain injection wells within a certain distance of a groundwater conservation district.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 190 Uresti

Relating to the effective management of caseloads in the investigation of child abuse or neglect reports by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services


SB 191 Garcia

Relating to the ability of a nonexempt employee to participate in certain academic, disciplinary, college and career readiness, and developmental activities of the employee's child or grandchild.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 192 Garcia

Relating to a comprehensive review by the Texas Education Agency of weights, allotments, and adjustments under the public school finance system.

Education


SB 193 Garcia

Relating to Texas community schools.

Education


SB 194 Garcia

Relating to the use of seat belts on buses that transport schoolchildren.

Education


SB 195 Garcia

Relating to funding under the transportation allotment for public school students subject to a high risk of violence while walking to school.

Education


SB 196 Garcia

Relating to a notification requirement if a public school, including an open-enrollment charter school, does not have a nurse, school counselor, or librarian assigned to the school during all instructional hours.

Education


SB 197 Nichols

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

Criminal Justice


SB 198 Campbell

Relating to voting eligibility requirements for members of a metropolitan planning organization policy board.

Transportation


SB 199 Campbell

Relating to procedural requirements for adopting and filing a school district budget.

Education


SB 200 Campbell

Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions.

Finance


SB 201 Campbell

Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue debt obligations.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 202 West

Relating to inclusion of instruction regarding interaction with peace officers in the required curriculum for ninth grade public school students and to civilian interaction training for peace officers.

Education


SB 203 West

Relating to removing the deadline for the Department of Family and Protective Services to enter into permanency care assistance agreements.

Health & Human Services


SB 204 West

Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain employees of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services


SB 205 West

Relating to eligibility for supplemental financial assistance provided to certain grandparents.

Health & Human Services


SB 206 West

Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons; increasing a criminal penalty.

State Affairs


SB 207 West

Relating to eligibility for compensation of persons wrongfully imprisoned.

State Affairs


SB 208 West

Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 209 West

Relating to the reapportionment of congressional districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission.

State Affairs


SB 210 Kolkhorst

Relating to the required repeal or amendment of two state agency rules before adoption of a new state agency rule that increases costs to regulated persons.

Business & Commerce


SB 211 Menéndez

Relating to the eligibility of a relative or other designated caregiver of a foster child for monetary assistance.

Health & Human Services


SB 212 Menéndez

Relating to the ability of certain relative caretakers of dependent children to receive supplemental financial assistance and be assigned as protective payees for financial assistance payments.

Health & Human Services


SB 213 Menéndez

Relating to the office of independent ombudsman for the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services


SB 214 Menéndez

Relating to a prohibition of a monitoring system performance indicator based on the number or percentage of students receiving special education services.

Education


SB 215 Menéndez

Relating to limiting certain state-required assessment instruments administered to public school students in certain grades to assessments required by federal law.

Education


SB 216 Menéndez

Relating to the salary paid to classroom teachers employed by public schools.

Education


SB 217 Menéndez

Relating to a supplemental payment for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the unfunded actuarial liabilities allowed under that system.

State Affairs


SB 218 Menéndez

Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 219 Menéndez

Relating to the state contribution to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 220 Menéndez

Relating to the offense involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises of certain mental health facilities.

State Affairs


SB 221 Menéndez

Relating to prohibiting the transfer of a firearm to a person listed in the terrorist screening database maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Criminal Justice


SB 222 Menéndez

Relating to designating June as Gun Violence Awareness Month.

Administration


SB 223 Menéndez

Relating to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 224 Watson

Relating to the sunset review date for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and the time for awarding cancer research and prevention grants.

Health & Human Services