Senate Floor Action for 4/18/2017

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Tuesday

April 18, 2017




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


SB 208 (CS) (LC)West

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

1 Floor Amendment


SB 226 (CS)Taylor, Van

Relating to the procedure for action on certain applications for an amendment to a water right.


SB 289 Taylor, Van/ et al.

Relating to the preparation of government growth impact statements for rules proposed by state agencies.


SB 317 (CS)Nichols/ Hinojosa/ Schwertner/ Taylor, Van/ Watson

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, and the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; authorizing a fee.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 445 (CS)Burton/ et al.

Relating to the authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain political subdivisions and other public entities.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 451 (CS)Hancock/ et al.

Relating to regulation of short-term rentals and short-term rental marketplaces by municipalities and counties.

4 Floor Amendments


SB 489 Lucio/ et al.

Relating to recommendations regarding instruction in public schools to prevent the use of e-cigarettes.


SB 563 Hancock

Relating to the definition of commercial property insurance for purposes of certain provisions governing insurance rates and policy forms.


SB 588 (LC)Lucio/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to information regarding private employers who have veteran's employment preference policies.


SB 655 Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Hall/ et al.

Relating to certain notice of the extent of a municipality or its extraterritorial jurisdiction.

4 Floor Amendments


SB 671 (LC)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the public high school graduation credit requirements for a language other than English.


SB 677 (LC)Miles/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a task force to identify opportunities for academic credit and industry recognition for inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 697 (LC)Buckingham/ Campbell/ Estes/ Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 832 Estes

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.


SB 840 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to certain images captured by an unmanned aircraft.


SB 894 (CS) (LC)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.


SB 977 (CS)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the use of state money for high-speed rail operated by a private entity.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 979 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the disposition of real property intended for high-speed rail projects.

2 Floor Amendments


SB 1198 Zaffirini/ Campbell

Relating to the conversion of the Hays Caldwell Public Utility Agency to the Alliance Regional Water Authority; providing authority to issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain; providing authority to impose fees.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1327 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the authority of a district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation to temporarily lower speed limits.


SB 1345 Watson/ et al.

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a charitable organization and used to provide tax return preparation and other financial services without regard to the beneficiaries' ability to pay.


SB 1408 (LC)Huffines

Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders and volunteer emergency services personnel.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1430 (CS)Perry/ et al.

Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provide an expedited procedure for acting on certain applications for an amendment to a water right by certain applicants that use desalinated seawater.


SB 1923 Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to infrastructure funding for state hospital facilities and other state facilities, including the creation of the state hospital fund.


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 346 Lucio

Recognizing the Pan American Round Tables of Texas on the occasion of the organization's 100th anniversary.


The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:


SB 1 (CS)Nelson SP: Zerwas

General Appropriations Bill.


Committee referral on the following:


SCR 51 Creighton

Urging appropriate state agencies to support the establishment of a veterans memorial in Conroe.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SCR 52 Creighton

Urging Congress to pass S.2896, the Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


SB 2273 Campbell

Relating to the creation of the Kendall County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2274 Creighton

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

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2275 Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Lakewood 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 2276 Creighton

Relating to the creation of Lakewood Improvement District of Harris County; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2277 Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Lakewood Municipal Utility 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 2278 Hughes

Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 4000 in Titus County as the Titus County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway.

Transportation


SB 2279 Hancock

Relating to the ownership, control, or operation of a franchised or nonfranchised dealer or dealership by certain manufacturers.

Business & Commerce


Committee re-referral on the following:


HB 10 Price/ Bonnen, Greg/ Rose/ Muñoz, Jr./ Coleman/ et al.

Relating to access to and benefits for mental health conditions and substance use disorders.

Re-referred from Health & Human Services to Business & Commerce


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