Senate Floor Action for 3/22/2017

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Wednesday

March 22, 2017




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


SB 29 Creighton/ Campbell/ Hall/ Huffines/ et al.

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


SB 267 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the licensing and regulation of hospitals in this state; increasing the amount of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain hospitals; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 286 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the governing board of the Trinity Valley Community College District.


SB 326 (LC)Burton/ et al.

Relating to the authority of a court to return certain fees to a person whose criminal record has been expunged.


SB 347 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to regional water planning groups and their committees.


SB 364 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the designation of a portion of Alternate United States Highway 90 in Lavaca County as the Sheriff Ronnie Dodds Memorial Highway.


SB 365 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 95 in Lavaca County as the Sergeant David M. Furrh Memorial Highway.


SB 448 Burton/ et al.

Relating to the procedure for canceling a deferral or abatement of collection of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of an elderly person.


SB 495 (LC)Uresti

Relating to certain procedural measures in a suit affecting a parent-child relationship to protect a child against child neglect or physical or sexual abuse.


SB 497 (CS) (LC)Uresti

Relating to the creation of an office of data analytics in the Department of Family and Protective Services.


SB 539 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the qualifications for an impartial third party in certain civil disputes.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 559 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to the application of the miscellaneous gross receipts tax on utility companies.


SB 658 (LC)Perry

Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during certain recreational activities.


SB 679 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the authority of chiropractors to form certain business entities with certain other professions.


SB 731 Bettencourt

Relating to the appeal through binding arbitration of certain appraisal review board orders.


SB 802 (CS) (LC)Seliger/ et al.

Relating to a study and report regarding best practices in the transfer of course credit between public institutions of higher education.


SB 972 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem taxation purposes of real property on which a building completely destroyed by a casualty is located.


SB 1009 (LC)Perry

Relating to administrative completeness requirements for permit and permit amendment applications for groundwater conservation districts.


SB 1124 (LC)Hinojosa

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


The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:


SB 20 (CS)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

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


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 424 Lucio

Recognizing March 22, 2017, as Texas Small Business Development Center Day.


SR 468 Estes

Recognizing March 22, 2017, as Texas Energy Day.


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


Committee referral on the following:


SJR 56 Menéndez

Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding a transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the permanent fund supporting military and veterans exemptions to fund tuition and fee exemptions for children of veterans.

Finance


SCR 38 Hinojosa/ Garcia/ Lucio/ Menéndez/ Miles/ et al.

Urging Congress to continue to support NAFTA.

Business & Commerce


SCR 39 Burton

Urging Congress to reduce the amount of paperwork required of teachers by federal law.

Education


SCR 40 Lucio

Urging Congress to preserve federal funding for community health centers.

Health & Human Services


SCR 41 Taylor, Larry

Urging Congress to direct the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SCR 42 Garcia

Directing the Texas Department of Transportation to adopt a Vision Zero strategy to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries.

Transportation


SB 1626 Uresti

Relating to the authority of a state agency to impose continuing education requirements on an occupational license holder.

Business & Commerce


SB 1627 Estes

Relating to consulting agreements, limitation on appraised value, and supplemental payments under the Texas Economic Development Act.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1628 Estes

Relating to the replacement of contested case hearings for certain environmental permits with a petition for administrative review.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1629 Estes

Relating to systems of prior authorization for the control, management, and disposal of certain nonhazardous, industrial solid wastes for which there are minimum federal requirements.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1630 Buckingham

Relating to cemeteries.

Business & Commerce


SB 1631 Rodríguez

Relating to the child safety zone applicable to a person released on parole or to mandatory supervision.

Criminal Justice


SB 1632 Rodríguez

Relating to the Whole Woman's Health Act.

Health & Human Services


SB 1633 Perry

Relating to the provision of pharmacy services through a telepharmacy system; establishing a remote dispensing site license.

Health & Human Services


SB 1634 Taylor, Larry

Relating to a reduction in required days of service for educators in public schools under certain circumstances.

Education


SB 1635 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the career and technology education allotment and the essential knowledge and skills of the career and technology education and technology applications curriculums.

Education


SB 1636 Campbell/ Buckingham

Relating to the use of extrapolation by a health maintenance organization or an insurer to audit claims.

Business & Commerce


SB 1637 Taylor, Van

Relating to requiring a canvassing authority to explain a discrepancy between the number of voters accepted and the ballots cast in an election.

State Affairs


SB 1638 Watson

Relating to waiver of a political subdivision's governmental immunity for certain employment benefit claims.

State Affairs


SB 1639 Watson

Relating to allowing certain wholesalers and distributors to purchase beer, ale, and malt liquor from the holder of a brewpub license.

Business & Commerce


SB 1640 Watson

Relating to the creation of additional judicial districts in Travis County.

State Affairs


SB 1641 Watson

Relating to the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Monument.

Criminal Justice


SB 1642 Watson

Relating to allowing the holder of a brewpub license to sell beer, ale, and malt liquor to certain qualified persons outside the state.

Business & Commerce


SB 1643 Watson

Relating to electronic toll collection customer account information.

Transportation


SB 1644 Watson

Relating to the operations of certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.

Transportation


SB 1645 Watson

Relating to the approval by the Texas Department of Transportation of certain transportation projects of a regional mobility authority.

Transportation


SB 1646 Watson

Relating to the public information law; creating a criminal offense.

Business & Commerce


SB 1647 Watson/ Taylor, Van

Relating to participation of state agency employees in the review of the agency by the Sunset Advisory Commission.

Business & Commerce


SB 1648 Watson

Relating to the public availability of certain information related to criminal conduct in connection with an election.

State Affairs


SB 1649 Watson

Relating to an enhanced penalty for repeated criminal trespass on or in the property of a public institution of higher education.

Criminal Justice


SB 1650 Watson

Relating to calculation of average daily attendance for school districts providing certain full-day prekindergarten programs.

Education


SB 1651 Watson

Relating to a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving possession of small amounts of controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.

Criminal Justice


SB 1652 Watson

Relating to the designation of an area of highway by a municipality as an immediate removal area.

Transportation


SB 1653 Watson

Relating to procedures regarding criminal defendants who have been determined incompetent to stand trial.

Criminal Justice


SB 1654 Watson

Relating to the electronic transmission of a notice of toll nonpayment by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Transportation


SB 1655 Watson

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information.

Business & Commerce


SB 1656 Watson

Relating to the eligibility of certain municipalities to establish homestead preservation districts and reinvestment zones.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1657 Rodríguez

Relating to the use of individual graduation committees to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements for certain individuals who are no longer enrolled in school.

Education


SB 1658 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the ownership, sale, lease, and disposition of property and management of assets of an open-enrollment charter school.

Education


SB 1659 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the commissioner of education accepting contributions for the public school system, adopting rules regarding grant compliance, and establishing grants for high-quality educational programs.

Education


SB 1660 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the calculation of average daily attendance for dropout recovery charter schools.

Education


SB 1661 Bettencourt

Relating to voting rights and eligibility for office of residents of certain districts subject to a strategic partnership agreement.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1662 Bettencourt

Relating to limited-purpose annexation under strategic partnership agreements for certain districts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1663 Huffman

Relating to contributions to, benefits from, late fees imposed by, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1664 Huffman

Relating to contributions to, benefits from, membership in, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1665 Huffman

Relating to the investment authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


SB 1666 Huffman

Relating to the conduct of primary elections; increasing a criminal penalty.

State Affairs


SB 1667 Seliger

Relating to the functions of the Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1668 Lucio

Relating to the administration and enforcement of produce safety standards by the Department of Agriculture; authorizing an administrative penalty.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1669 Lucio

Relating to a task force to coordinate and make recommendations on parent engagement and education programs provided by state agencies.

Health & Human Services


SB 1670 Lucio

Relating to a historic structure assistance program operated by a municipally owned utility in certain municipalities; authorizing a fee.

Business & Commerce


SB 1671 Lucio

Relating to the waiver of governmental immunity of a county or sheriff's department for claims arising from a final decision of certain civil service commissions.

State Affairs


SB 1672 Lucio

Relating to the purposes of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1673 Lucio

Relating to natural disaster housing recovery.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1674 Lucio

Relating to authorizing certain border counties and municipalities in those counties to address population growth and prevent the proliferation of substandard dwellings; providing a penalty.

State Affairs


SB 1675 Lucio

Relating to the licensing and regulation of animal export-import processing facilities; providing penalties; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1676 Lucio

Relating to the veterans county service office.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SB 1677 Lucio

Relating to information about services for women veterans provided through certain state agency and hospital applications.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SB 1678 Lucio

Relating to the members of a school district's local school health advisory council.

Education


SB 1679 Lucio

Relating to the use of the fund for veterans' assistance to support veterans county service offices.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SB 1680 Lucio

Relating to a task force of border health officials.

Health & Human Services


SB 1681 Lucio

Relating to the establishment of the Communicable Disease and Public Health Center.

Health & Human Services


SB 1682 Lucio

Relating to a building used as a prescribed pediatric extended care center.

Health & Human Services


SB 1683 Lucio

Relating to food allergen awareness in food service establishments.

Health & Human Services


SB 1684 Lucio

Relating to the possession and administration of an epinephrine auto-injector by certain entities.

Health & Human Services


SB 1685 Lucio

Relating to specialty license plates or stickers for motor vehicles of persons with intellectual disabilities.

Transportation


SB 1686 Lucio

Relating to coordinated health programs for public school students.

Education


SB 1687 Lucio

Relating to a list of best practice-based programs and research-based practices in certain areas for implementation in public schools.

Education


SB 1688 Lucio

Relating to the establishment of the student mental health division within the Texas Education Agency.

Education


SB 1689 Lucio

Relating to confidential mental health screenings for students in public primary and secondary schools.

Education


SB 1690 Lucio

Relating to the requirements for a school district improvement plan.

Education


SB 1691 Lucio

Relating to the commissioner of education establishing an annual conference on methods to improve the mental health of students in public schools.

Education


SB 1692 Lucio

Relating to the creation of a nutrition education task force.

Education


SB 1693 Lucio

Relating to the establishment of the Seniors with a Visual Impairment Task Force.

Health & Human Services


SB 1694 Lucio

Relating to suicide prevention training for certain mental health professionals.

Health & Human Services


SB 1695 Lucio

Relating to mosquito control districts established for an urgent public health purpose.

Health & Human Services


SB 1696 Lucio

Relating to a study on participation of public schools in a universal lunch program offered through the United States Department of Agriculture.

Education


SB 1697 Lucio

Relating to the establishment of a multi-stakeholder advisory committee on health literacy.

Health & Human Services


SB 1698 Lucio

Relating to outreach and awareness for women veterans in this state.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SB 1699 Lucio

Relating to a model framework to address certain barriers to student learning.

Education


SB 1700 Rodríguez

Relating to uniform reporting of information concerning protective orders, concerning magistrate's orders for emergency protection, and concerning conditions of bond imposed on a person awaiting trial in a family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking case.

State Affairs


SB 1701 Rodríguez

Relating to the terms of the board members of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.

Criminal Justice


SB 1702 Bettencourt

Relating to the requirements for filing an annual financial statement by a municipality.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1703 Bettencourt

Relating to the requirements for filing an annual financial statement by a municipality.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1704 Buckingham/ Burton/ Creighton

Relating to the eligibility requirements for a license to carry a handgun.

State Affairs


SB 1705 Taylor, Van

Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license and the marriage of a minor.

Health & Human Services


SB 1706 Taylor, Van

Relating to forcing or coercing a child to enter into a marriage.

Health & Human Services


SB 1707 Uresti/ Seliger

Relating to funding for county transportation infrastructure projects in counties with significant oil and gas production.

Transportation


SB 1708 Uresti

Relating to funding for counties for transportation infrastructure projects located in areas of the state affected by increased oil and gas production, including administration of county energy transportation reinvestment zones.

Transportation


SB 1709 Zaffirini

Relating to the requirement of a guardian to provide information regarding a ward's health and residence to certain relatives of the ward.

State Affairs


SB 1710 Zaffirini

Relating to applications for the complete restoration of a ward's capacity or modification of a guardianship.

State Affairs


SB 1711 Huffines

Relating to the claim process for unclaimed property.

Business & Commerce


SB 1712 Huffines

Relating to the elimination of certain charges and programs associated with the universal service fund.

Business & Commerce


SB 1713 Uresti

Relating to the administration and collection of the state use tax as applied to certain persons engaged in business in this state; requiring a permit; creating an offense.

Finance


SB 1714 Hall

Relating to the expenditure of proceeds and property from and the state's burden of proof in asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.

State Affairs


SB 1715 Hall

Relating to the use of corrugated stainless steel tubing in residential and commercial structures.

Business & Commerce


SB 1716 Hall

Relating to expenditures for lobbying activities made by a recipient of state money.

State Affairs


SB 1717 Hall

Relating to the location and hours for early voting by personal appearance.

State Affairs


SB 1718 Hall

Relating to legislative review and approval of certain state agency rules.

Business & Commerce


SB 1719 Hall

Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.

State Affairs


SB 1720 Estes

Relating to the identification of breeder deer by use of microchip implants.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1721 Whitmire

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child.

Criminal Justice


SB 1722 Whitmire

Relating to the eligibility of a firefighter or a peace officer for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Business & Commerce


SB 1723 Birdwell

Relating to the collection of soil monitoring samples from land application units where sewage sludge or domestic septage is applied.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1724 Birdwell

Relating to a permit requirement for the land application of domestic septage.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1725 Birdwell

Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


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