Senate Floor Action for 3/7/2017

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Tuesday

March 7, 2017




The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 280 Hall

Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Van Zandt County Day.


SR 350 Huffman/ Taylor, Larry

Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Brazoria County Day.


SR 364 Garcia

Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Houston East End Chamber of Commerce Day.


SR 370 Kolkhorst/ Schwertner

Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Blinn College Day.


SR 373 Hinojosa

Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Palmview Day.


SR 374 Taylor, Larry/ Garcia

Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Space Day.


SR 375 Creighton/ Nichols

Recognizing March 7, 2017 as Montgomery County Day.


The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.


Committee referral on the following:


SJR 40 Huffines

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 an amendment to the constitution to limit the terms of office of members of Congress.

State Affairs


SJR 41 Seliger

Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for foregoing the transfer of oil and gas production tax revenue to the economic stabilization fund if the ending fund balance for the preceding fiscal year is greater than $5 billion and for reducing the rates of oil and gas production taxes by amounts sufficient to equal the foregone transfer.

Finance


SJR 42 Taylor, Larry

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions.

Finance


SJR 43 Huffman

Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for the obligations of a local public retirement system.

State Affairs


SCR 24 Perry

Urging the United States Congress to continue joint federal-state funding of Texas Medicaid while transferring administration of the program to the Texas Legislature.

Health & Human Services


SCR 26 Estes

Urging Congress to review federal regulations on the oil and gas industry.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SCR 27 Perry

Designating Stamford as the Western Art Show Capital of Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2017.

Administration


SB 313 Schwertner/ Hinojosa/ Nichols/ Taylor, Van/ Watson

Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Dental Examiners; imposing fees.

Health & Human Services


SB 314 Schwertner/ Hinojosa/ Nichols/ Taylor, Van/ Watson

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Optometry Board; authorizing a reduction in fees.

Health & Human Services


SB 1069 Hughes

Relating to certain claims for benefits or compensation by survivors of fire fighters.

State Affairs


SB 1070 Hancock

Relating to authorized reinsurance and financial statement credit and accounting for reinsurance.

Business & Commerce


SB 1071 Hancock

Relating to the regulation of insurance holding company systems, including internationally active insurance groups; authorizing a fee.

Business & Commerce


SB 1072 Hancock

Relating to confidentiality of reports and related information for a solvency examination of an insurance carrier.

Business & Commerce


SB 1073 Hancock

Relating to registration statement and reporting requirements of insurers in an insurance holding company system.

Business & Commerce


SB 1074 Buckingham

Relating to the persons authorized to make an anatomical gift.

State Affairs


SB 1075 Buckingham/ Campbell

Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

Health & Human Services


SB 1076 Schwertner

Relating to amounts charged to an enrollee in a health benefit plan for prescription drugs covered by the plan.

Business & Commerce


SB 1077 Burton

Relating to the punishment for theft offenses involving certain metals.

Criminal Justice


SB 1078 Burton

Relating to the offense of leaving a motor vehicle unattended.

Transportation


SB 1079 Burton

Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state that do not prescribe a culpable mental state.

Criminal Justice


SB 1080 Burton

Relating to required disclosures for prenatal genetic screening; imposing a civil penalty.

Health & Human Services


SB 1081 Burton

Relating to the administration of prophylaxis to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum.

Health & Human Services


SB 1082 Burton

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

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1083 Perry

Relating to the applicability of the sales and use tax to certain insurance services.

Finance


SB 1084 Watson

Relating to the medical treatment and care of animals by certain persons in animal shelters and releasing agencies.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1085 Bettencourt

Relating to the certification of unopposed candidates for the board of directors of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1086 Seliger

Relating to the availability of certain hotel occupancy tax information.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1087 Schwertner

Relating to the regulation of the hours of instruction for cosmetology licensing.

Business & Commerce


SB 1088 Schwertner

Relating to cosmetology licensing and sanitation requirements.

Business & Commerce


SB 1089 Perry

Relating to the certification of food service workers.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1090 Lucio

Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating an offense.

Criminal Justice


SB 1091 Seliger

Relating to limitations on courses that may be offered for dual credit by school districts and public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1092 Seliger

Relating to access to certain meetings and information of private or independent institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 1093 Hancock

Relating to the inspection of certain commercial motor vehicles that are not domiciled in this state.

Transportation


SB 1094 Campbell

Relating to parental rights regarding a student's participation in human sexuality instruction in public schools.

Education


SB 1095 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the deadline to file a petition for redetermination of a tax deficiency determination made by the comptroller.

Finance


SB 1096 Zaffirini

Relating to guardianships; authorizing a fee.

State Affairs


SB 1097 Lucio

Relating to funding for apprenticeship training programs through a lottery game.

Finance


SB 1098 Zaffirini

Relating to recordings, acknowledgments, and proofs of certain written instruments.

State Affairs


SB 1099 Perry

Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 84 as the Trooper Jonathan Thomas McDonald Memorial Highway.

Transportation


SB 1100 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1101 Taylor, Van

Relating to the prescription of epinephrine auto-injectors to and administration of epinephrine auto-injectors in day-care centers; limiting liability.

Health & Human Services


SB 1102 Creighton

Relating to weight limitations for natural gas motor vehicles.

Transportation


SB 1103 Watson

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Returning Adult Student Grant Program for certain students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs at certain postsecondary educational institutions.

Higher Education


SB 1104 Watson

Relating to human sexuality education in public schools.

Education


SB 1105 Hinojosa/ Estes

Relating to the abolishment of the used oil recycling account, deposits of used oil recycling fees, and use of the water resource management account.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1106 Bettencourt

Relating to the issuance of a citation for criminal trespass punishable as a Class B misdemeanor.

Criminal Justice


SB 1108 Birdwell

Relating to the computation of cost of goods sold for purposes of the franchise tax by taxable entities that transport ready-mixed concrete.

Finance


SB 1109 Birdwell

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to change the date of the general election for officers.

State Affairs


SB 1110 Birdwell

Relating to allowing a person suspected of committing or attempting to commit theft to complete an education program offered by a merchant.

Criminal Justice


SB 1111 Rodríguez

Relating to the employment of certain persons with disabilities.

Business & Commerce


SB 1112 Taylor, Van

Relating to the examination attempt limits for certain applicants seeking a license to practice medicine.

Health & Human Services


SB 1113 Garcia/ Rodríguez

Relating to regulations and policies for entering or using a bathroom or changing facility in buildings operated by certain governmental entities and public schools; authorizing a civil penalty.

State Affairs


SB 1114 Lucio

Relating to financial assistance provided for the demolition and replacement of unsafe housing and the purchase of manufactured homes by individuals and families of very low income.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1115 Garcia

Relating to the revocation of certain water utilities' certificate of public convenience and necessity for major rules violations.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1116 Lucio

Relating to a study regarding the costs of educating students with disabilities in public schools.

Education


SB 1117 Creighton

Relating to the offense of failure to comply with an order from a fire marshal and the authority of certain county employees to issue citations for certain violations.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1118 Creighton

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

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1119 Zaffirini

Relating to an annual report on employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program.

Higher Education


SB 1120 Zaffirini

Relating to the prohibition of local motor fuel taxes on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.

Finance


SB 1121 Garcia

Relating to the presumption of intent in the prosecution of certain criminal cases involving theft by check or issuance of a bad check.

Criminal Justice


SB 1122 Huffines/ Hall/ Taylor, Van

Relating to abolishing certain county boards of education, boards of county school trustees, and offices of county school superintendent.

Education


SB 1123 Zaffirini

Relating to conditions on the receipt of tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for adopted students formerly in foster or other residential care.

Higher Education


SB 1124 Hinojosa

Relating to the administrative attachment of the Texas Forensic Science Commission to the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System.

Criminal Justice


SB 1125 Hall

Relating to the early voting period.

State Affairs


SB 1126 Hall

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 352 as the Staff Sergeant Jeremie S. Border Memorial Highway.

Transportation


SB 1127 Hall

Relating to nontolled lanes on a highway that has been converted from a nontolled highway to a toll project.

Transportation


SB 1128 Taylor, Van

Relating to access to the central child abuse and neglect registry by certain child-care facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1129 Hinojosa

Relating to franchises granted by navigation districts.

Transportation


SB 1130 Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the creation and administration of a reinvestment allowance for certain long-term care facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1131 Hinojosa

Relating to the powers and duties of a designated officer of a navigation district.

Transportation


SB 1132 Hinojosa

Relating to the temporary continuation of medical assistance for certain individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1133 Hinojosa

Relating to the exemption from taxes and special assessments of property of a navigation district.

Transportation


SB 1134 Campbell

Relating to the scheduling of the first day of school for students by school districts.

Education


SB 1135 Campbell

Relating to the first day of instruction at a public school in a district of innovation.

Education


SB 1136 Hinojosa

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue for sporting-related facilities in certain municipalities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1137 Seliger

Relating to the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact waste disposal facility.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1139 Hinojosa/ Garcia/ Watson/ Whitmire

Relating to the allocation of certain fees on the sale of cigarettes and cigarette tobacco products manufactured by certain companies to the permanent health fund for higher education and to the use of money in that fund.

Finance


SB 1140 Zaffirini

Relating to the prohibition against sexual harassment in the workplace.

State Affairs


SB 1141 Hall

Relating to instruction of certain students in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Education


SB 1142 Hall

Relating to providing for an automatic vote recount in the case of certain election discrepancies; creating an offense.

State Affairs


SB 1143 Hall

Relating to a prohibition on converting high occupancy vehicle highway lanes to tolled lanes.

Transportation


SB 1144 Hall

Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines.

State Affairs


SB 1145 Nichols

Relating to the deployment of advanced metering and meter information networks in certain non-ERCOT areas.

Business & Commerce


SB 1146 Nichols

Relating to the carrying of handguns by license holders on the property of state hospitals; providing a civil penalty.

State Affairs


SB 1147 Watson/ Hancock

Relating to the establishment of the Texas State Music Museum and Texas Music Foundation; authorizing fees.

Business & Commerce


SB 1148 Buckingham/ Bettencourt/ Burton/ Campbell/ Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to maintenance of certification by a physician or an applicant for a license to practice medicine in this state.

Business & Commerce


SB 1149 Buckingham

Relating to the placement on a ballot of a proposition to amend the state constitution.

State Affairs


SB 1150 Buckingham

Relating to the content of local and state propositions on the ballot.

State Affairs


Committee re-referral on the following:


SB 920 Whitmire

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

Re-referred from State Affairs to Criminal Justice