Senate Floor Action for 2/28/2017

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Tuesday

February 28, 2017




The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:


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.

4 Floor Amendments


SB 44 (LC)Zaffirini

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


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


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.


SJR 38 Estes/ et al.

Rescinding certain applications made by the Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing any amendment to that Constitution.

2 Floor Amendments


SR 239 Schwertner

Recognizing February 28, 2017, as Sheriffs' Association of Texas Day.


SR 293 Taylor, Larry

Recognizing William A. Staples on the occasion of his retirement.


SR 301 Huffman

Recognizing the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.


SR 308 Menéndez/ Campbell/ Uresti/ Zaffirini

Recognizing February 28, 2017, as VIVA San Antonio Day.


SR 315 Rodríguez

Recognizing February 28, 2017, as Culberson County Day.


SR 325 West

Recognizing February 28, 2017, as Grammy Texas Music Advocacy Day.


Committee referral on the following:


SJR 39 Uresti

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state; providing for licensing of persons under the agreement; limiting certain taxes and fees.

State Affairs


SB 876 Hancock

Relating to service and filing requirements for a party seeking judicial review in certain workers' compensation cases.

Business & Commerce


SB 877 Hancock

Relating to liability of certain political subdivisions in certain workers' compensation actions.

Business & Commerce


SB 878 Hancock

Relating to limited driver personal automobile insurance policies.

Business & Commerce


SB 879 Uresti

Relating to the eligibility of a person to serve as and receive monetary assistance for serving as a relative or other designated caregiver.

Health & Human Services


SB 880 Uresti

Relating to a documented member of the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas hunting certain deer.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 881 Uresti

Relating to the board of directors of the Maverick County Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 882 Uresti

Relating to pretrial hearings in felony cases.

Criminal Justice


SB 883 Perry

Relating to the disclosure of life-sustaining treatment policies and to life-sustaining treatment for a patient under 18 years of age.

Health & Human Services


SB 884 Whitmire/ Bettencourt/ Creighton/ Garcia/ Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the authority of certain counties to use county revenue or incur debt to improve or redevelop certain sports facilities.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 885 Seliger

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

Higher Education


SB 886 Seliger

Relating to the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant program.

Higher Education


SB 887 Seliger

Relating to a requirement that certain participating institutions under the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provide loan debt information to students.

Higher Education


SB 888 Seliger

Relating to the sale of lottery tickets by certain wine and beer retailers.

Business & Commerce


SB 889 Perry

Relating to collecting and reporting certain information by the Department of Family and Protective Services relating to certain alcohol and controlled substance use.

Health & Human Services


SB 890 Kolkhorst

Relating to Medicaid beds in nursing facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 891 Taylor, Van

Relating to a prohibition on converting state highway lanes to tolled or other types of managed lanes.

Transportation


SB 892 Perry

Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers.

State Affairs


SB 893 Hughes

Relating to the protection of religious beliefs and moral convictions regarding marriage.

State Affairs


SB 894 Buckingham

Relating to the Health and Human Services Commission's strategy for managing audit resources, including procedures for auditing and collecting payments from Medicaid managed care organizations.

Health & Human Services


SB 895 Seliger

Relating to the transparency of certain information related to prescription drug coverage provided by certain health benefit plans.

Business & Commerce


SB 896 Seliger

Relating to the status of powdered alcohol as an alcoholic beverage for purposes of the Alcoholic Beverage Code.

Business & Commerce


SB 897 Seliger

Relating to an election of the board of directors of the Ochiltree County Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 898 Bettencourt

Relating to the ownership and local regulation of trees and timber.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 900 Huffman

Relating to the punishment for certain offenses involving family violence; changing the eligibility for parole and mandatory supervision for those offenses.

State Affairs


SB 901 West

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of operation of unmanned aircraft over correctional facility or critical infrastructure facility.

Criminal Justice


SB 902 Birdwell

Relating to a prohibition on the adoption of certain library standards by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Business & Commerce


SB 903 Birdwell

Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of criminal mischief involving property used for flood control purposes or a dam.

Criminal Justice


SB 904 Birdwell

Relating to the creation of the Cresson Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Hood County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 905 Birdwell

Relating to the creation of the Cresson Crossroads Municipal Utility District No. 2; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 906 Birdwell

Relating to the movement of portable building units over a state highway; authorizing a fee.

Transportation


SB 907 Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the definition of the least restrictive environment for the placement of children in foster care.

Health & Human Services


SB 908 Creighton

Relating to the operation of medical supply transport vehicles during a declared state of disaster.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 909 Hughes

Relating to the elimination of certain formula funding and dropped course restrictions for students enrolled in accelerated, affordable baccalaureate programs at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 911 Huffman

Relating to the form of a marriage license and an application for a marriage license.

State Affairs


SB 912 Huffman

Relating to certain powers of an associate judge under the Family Code.

State Affairs


SB 913 Seliger

Relating to the limitation on the amount of supplemental payments that a person may agree to provide to a school district or any other entity on behalf of a school district under the Texas Economic Development Act.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 914 Campbell

Relating to the creation of the Kendall County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 915 Hughes

Relating to captive insurance companies.

Business & Commerce


SB 916 Seliger

Relating to the regulation of the sale of dextromethorphan to minors; providing civil penalties.

Health & Human Services


SB 917 Taylor, Van

Relating to the creation of the offense of improper contact with an adult victim.

Criminal Justice


SB 918 Rodríguez

Relating to sexual assault and domestic violence awareness training and reporting by cosmetology license holders.

Business & Commerce


SB 919 Rodríguez

Relating to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant to sign a death certificate or out-of-hospital do-not-resuscitate order.

Health & Human Services


SB 920 Whitmire

Relating to access to a residence or former residence to retrieve personal property, including access based on danger of family violence.

State Affairs


SB 921 Perry

Relating to a late fee for failing to pay rent under a residential lease.

Business & Commerce


SB 922 Buckingham

Relating to the reimbursement of certain providers under the Medicaid program for the provision of telehealth services.

Health & Human Services


SB 923 Perry

Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

Business & Commerce


SB 924 Perry

Relating to informal dispute resolutions for violations of health and safety standards at certain long-term care facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 925 Garcia

Relating to the facilitation of voting by persons confined in certain jails.

State Affairs


SB 1138 Whitmire/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Burton/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the blue alert system to aid in the apprehension of an individual suspected of killing or causing serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer.

Criminal Justice


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