Senate Floor Action for 5/2/2017

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Tuesday

May 2, 2017




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


SB 47 Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to a study on the availability of information regarding convictions and deferred dispositions for certain misdemeanors punishable by fine only.


SB 55 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to a study of the use of a patient-reported outcomes registry in conjunction with health coverage for certain governmental employees.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 527 (CS) (LC)Birdwell

Relating to a defendant's payment of costs associated with a court-appointed counsel.


SB 637 (CS)Huffines/ et al.

Relating to audits of a regional mobility authority by the state auditor.


SB 696 (CS)Perry/ et al.

Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality obtain or develop updated water availability models for certain river basins.


SB 740 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the acquisition of property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

4 Floor Amendments


SB 805 (CS)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the duties of the Texas Women Veterans Program.


SB 862 (CS)Perry

Relating to the award of attorney's fees and other costs in certain proceedings involving a groundwater conservation district.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1330 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to funding for the operations of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.


SB 1354 (CS)West

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


SB 1440 Campbell

Relating to the attendance by a quorum of a governmental body at certain candidate events under the open meetings law.


SB 1446 (CS) (LC)Estes

Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act.


SB 1462 (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to local health care provider participation programs in certain counties and municipalities.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1991 Watson/ et al.

Relating to the administration of federal funds under the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act.


SB 2066 Hancock

Relating to the attachment of a hospital lien on a cause of action or claim of an injured person who receives hospital services.


The Senate suspended the regular order, read third time and finally passed:


SB 196 (CS)Garcia/ et al.

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.


SB 1602 (CS)Campbell/ Perry/ et al.

Relating to reporting requirements by certain health care facilities for abortion complications; authorizing a civil penalty.


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


SB 762 (CS)Menéndez

Relating to the prosecution of offenses involving cruelty to animals; increasing a criminal penalty.

2 Floor Amendments


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 696 Hancock

Recognizing Bill Meier on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the longest filibuster in the Texas Senate.


SR 700 Schwertner/ Buckingham/ Creighton/ Huffines/ Hughes/ et al.

Recognizing the Texas A&M University students participating in the Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Internship Program and the Public Policy Internship Program.


SR 713 Buckingham

In memory of Joseph Ray Perry.


Committee referral on the following:


SB 2290 Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 557; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Administration


HB 451 Moody/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Dale/ King, Phil/ Villalba/ et al.

Relating to waiver of immunity in certain employment discrimination actions in connection with a workers' compensation claim.

Business & Commerce


HB 457 Holland/ Wray/ Murphy/ Lucio III/ White/ et al.

Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.

Business & Commerce


HB 635 Howard/ Oliverson/ Geren/ Cyrier

Relating to issuance of a vendor permit for the sale of goods during an authorized event held in the Texas mall area of the Capitol Complex.

Business & Commerce


HB 669 Canales/ Moody/ Collier

Relating to the inclusion of a magistrate's name on certain signed orders.

State Affairs


HB 999 Israel/ Laubenberg

Relating to requiring the election of directors of certain districts to be held on a uniform election date.

State Affairs


HB 1043 Blanco

Relating to a court order authorizing temporary care of a minor child.

State Affairs


HB 1221 Stephenson

Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 90 Alternate as the Johnnie David Hutchins Memorial Highway.

Transportation


HB 1439 Bell SP: Creighton

Relating to providing road district powers to the Wood Trace Municipal Utility District No. 3 of Montgomery County, Texas; providing authority to issue bonds.

Administration


HB 1445 Bell SP: Creighton

Relating to providing road district powers to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 130; providing authority to issue bonds.

Administration


HB 1448 Bell SP: Creighton

Relating to providing road district powers to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 131; providing authority to issue bonds.

Administration


HB 1486 Price/ Bonnen, Greg/ Coleman/ Collier/ Sheffield/ et al.

Relating to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program.

Health & Human Services


HB 1508 Giddings

Relating to notice to applicants to and enrollees in certain educational programs regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license.

Business & Commerce


HB 1584 King, Tracy O.

Relating to the implementation of county solid waste management programs in certain counties.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1664 Bell SP: Creighton

Relating to providing road powers to the Wood Trace Municipal Utility District No. 1, of Montgomery County, Texas; providing authority to issue bonds.

Administration


HB 1699 Geren

Relating to the participation by qualified persons in the Department of Public Safety's driver record monitoring pilot program.

Transportation


HB 1780 Dale

Relating to requirements for membership in the reserve officer corps of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.

Criminal Justice


HB 1791 Pickett SP: Rodríguez

Relating to the use of connected braking systems to maintain distance between vehicles.

Administration


HB 1962 Thompson, Ed SP: Taylor, Larry

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 69; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Administration


HB 1982 Metcalf/ Keough/ Bell SP: Creighton

Relating to the board of directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District.

Administration


HB 1995 Elkins SP: Hughes

Relating to the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

Administration


HB 2007 Cosper/ Oliverson/ Cortez/ Blanco/ Fallon/ et al.

Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain military dentists and dental hygienists who provide voluntary charity dental or dental hygiene care.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


HB 2098 Geren

Relating to allowing the holder of a brewpub license to sell ale and malt liquor to certain wholesalers.

Business & Commerce


HB 2134 Metcalf SP: Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Trinity Lakes Municipal Utility District of Montgomery County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Administration


HB 3220 Phillips SP: Hancock

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

Administration


Committee re-referral on the following:


HB 1440 Bell SP: Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 154; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Re-referred from Intergovernmental Relations to Administration


HB 2328 Lucio III/ Elkins SP: Watson

Relating to an expedited response by a governmental body to a request for public information.

Re-referred from Business & Commerce to Administration


HB 4300 Koop/ Button/ Burkett/ Johnson, Eric/ Neave SP: Huffines

Relating to the creation and operations of a health care provider participation program by the Dallas County Hospital District.

Re-referred from Intergovernmental Relations to Administration


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


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