Senate Floor Action for 5/11/2017

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Thursday

May 11, 2017




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


SB 459 Huffines/ et al.

Relating to the regulation or taxation of firearms, air guns, knives, or ammunition by a municipality or county.


SB 521 Creighton

Relating to the qualifications required of an appraisal district employee in order to testify as to the value of real property in certain ad valorem tax appeals.


SB 812 Kolkhorst

Relating to repayment of money contributed by the Texas Department of Transportation or the Texas Transportation Commission for toll projects and to a limitation on toll projects.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 824 (CS)Burton

Relating to compensation of certain justices and judges for performing extrajudicial services.


SB 1185 (LC)West

Relating to criminal history record information obtained or disseminated by certain private entities; providing a civil penalty.


SB 1670 (CS)Lucio

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

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1695 (CS) (LC)Lucio

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


SB 1849 (CS)Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, to the confinement, conviction, or release of those individuals, and to grants supporting populations that are more likely to interact frequently with law enforcement.

3 Floor Amendments


SB 1855 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the authority of a defense base development authority to participate in a company or partnership organized to finance redevelopment projects.


SB 2026 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to a biennial report on stormwater infrastructure in this state.


HB 641 (LC)Phillips SP: Estes

Relating to the continuation of the Red River Boundary Commission.


The Senate laid out as postponed business and finally passed:


HB 2328 (LC)Lucio III/ Elkins SP: Watson/ et al.

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

5 Floor Amendments


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


SB 1443 (CS)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used by recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs.


SB 1713 (CS)Uresti

Relating to a study on sales and use tax compliance.


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


SB 1151 (CS)Buckingham/ et al.

Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1786 Hall

Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 767 Zaffirini/ Nelson/ Watson

Welcoming Edith Royal to the Capitol and recognizing her many contributions to our state.


SCR 47 Hughes

Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a regulation freedom amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:


SJR 38 Estes/ et al. SP: Darby

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.


SB 16 (CS)Nichols/ Huffman/ et al. SP: King, Phil/ et al.

Relating to decreasing the fee for the issuance of an original or renewed license to carry a handgun.


SB 507 (CS)Hancock/ et al. SP: Frullo/ et al.

Relating to mediation of the settlement of certain out-of-network health benefit claims involving balance billing.


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


SB 301 (CS)Watson/ Hinojosa/ Taylor, Van SP: Flynn

Relating to the operations and functions of the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the sunset review date for, financial management of, and programs administered by the agency.


SB 1070 (CS)Hancock SP: Frullo

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


The following bills were passed on the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:


SB 320 (CS) (LC)Nichols

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


SB 321 (CS) (LC)Nichols

Relating to the creation of the River Ranch Municipal Utility District of Liberty County and the Riverside Municipal Utility District of Liberty County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.


SB 749 (LC)Watson

Relating to certain charges by the Bastrop County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2; authorizing an increase in a fee.


SB 837 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to requirements for student elections to authorize or increase certain fees at public institutions of higher education.


SB 1177 (CS) (LC)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to requirements for charter schools established for the benefit of certain juvenile offenders.


SB 1260 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the Chambers County Improvement District No. 2.


SB 1484 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to the creation of an instructional materials web portal by the commissioner of education.


SB 1559 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to a fee exemption for guardianship proceedings of certain military servicemembers and certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders.


SB 1931 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to community land trusts.


SB 1992 (LC)Watson

Relating to the allocation of housing tax credits to developments within proximate geographical areas.


SB 2014 (LC)Creighton

Relating to consent of municipalities in the creation of municipal utility districts.


SB 2186 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the Live Oak Underground Water Conservation District.


SB 2271 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the creation of Port Neches Improvement District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.


SB 2274 (CS) (LC)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.


SB 2275 (CS) (LC)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.


SB 2277 (CS) (LC)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.


SB 2290 (LC)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.


HB 101 (LC)Craddick SP: Seliger

Relating to the development of and contracting for reclaimed water facilities in certain municipalities.


HB 394 (LC)Howard/ Workman/ Alonzo SP: Watson

Relating to the designation of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin as the state botanical garden and arboretum.


HB 455 (LC)Metcalf/ Bonnen, Dennis/ Murphy/ et al. SP: Nichols

Relating to the authority of a property owner to participate by telephone conference call at a protest hearing by an appraisal review board.


HB 630 (LC)Howard SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the Internet broadcast and archiving of open meetings of the Health and Human Services Commission, health and human services agencies, and related advisory entities.


HB 777 (LC)Ashby/ Bernal/ Murphy/ Blanco/ Fallon/ et al. SP: Nichols/ et al.

Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.


HB 799 (LC)Murr/ Springer/ Wilson/ Burns/ Nevárez SP: Perry/ et al.

Relating to the persons authorized to conduct an inquest in certain counties.


HB 947 (LC)Thompson, Ed/ Gonzales, Larry SP: Taylor, Larry

Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 1462 in Brazoria County as the Lieutenant Colonel Roy Lin Tisdale Memorial Highway.


HB 1001 (LC)Israel/ Laubenberg SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to recording of minutes for a local canvassing authority.


HB 1020 (LC)Smithee/ Farrar SP: Rodríguez

Relating to volunteer practice by an inactive member of the State Bar of Texas.


HB 1288 (LC)Rose SP: West

Relating to broker agreements for the leasing of real property owned by a county.


HB 1346 (LC)Button/ Bonnen, Dennis/ Johnson, Eric SP: Taylor, Van/ et al.

Relating to the date for prepayment of taxes on a dealer's heavy equipment inventory.


HB 1434 (LC)Simmons/ Larson/ Leach/ Fallon/ et al. SP: Nelson

Relating to displaying certain informational materials and videos in driver's license offices.


HB 1495 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia SP: Rodríguez

Relating to the rendition of certain temporary orders during the pendency of a suit for modification of an order that provides for the conservatorship, support, or possession of or access to a child.


HB 1559 (LC)Frullo SP: Hancock

Relating to the provision of surplus lines insurance to certain commercial insureds.


HB 1638 (LC)Guillen SP: West/ et al.

Relating to statewide goals for dual credit programs provided by school districts.


HB 1829 (LC)Geren SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to the preservation, maintenance, and improvement of the Capitol and the Capitol grounds.


HB 1963 (LC)Thompson, Ed SP: Taylor, Larry

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 70; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


HB 2332 (LC)Thompson, Ed SP: 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.


HCR 53 (LC)Gooden SP: Nichols

Authorizing the State Preservation Board, subject to state law and rules of the board, to approve and permit the relocation of the Texas Game Warden Memorial to a site at the State Capitol, south of the Sam Houston Building, just outside of the historic grounds.


The following bills were removed from the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:


SB 825 (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to school district discretion to administer college preparation assessment instruments to public school students at state cost.


SB 885 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the maximum number of semester credit hours allowed for and funding sources used to supplement a TEXAS grant and to the removal of obsolete references related to the Teach for Texas grant program.


SB 886 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program.


SB 908 (CS) (LC)Creighton/ et al.

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


SB 1185 (LC)West

Relating to criminal history record information obtained or disseminated by certain private entities; providing a civil penalty.


SB 2272 (LC)Creighton

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


Committee referral on the following:


HB 22 Huberty/ Bonnen, Dennis/ King, Ken/ Meyer/ Bernal/ et al.

Relating to public school accountability.

Education


HB 53 Romero, Jr./ Capriglione

Relating to certain limitations on settlement agreements with a governmental unit.

State Affairs


HB 280 Howard/ Klick/ Coleman/ King, Ken/ et al.

Relating to a grant program for reducing workplace violence against nurses.

Health & Human Services


HB 349 Canales/ Capriglione

Relating to the disclosure under the public information law of certain information related to parades, concerts, or other entertainment events open to the general public that are paid for with public funds.

Business & Commerce


HB 486 VanDeaver/ Howard

Relating to the calculation of the rollback tax rate of a school district.

Education


HB 515 VanDeaver/ Isaac/ Deshotel/ Ashby/ Huberty/ et al.

Relating to assessment of public school students and providing accelerated instruction and eliminating performance requirements based on performance on certain assessment instruments.

Education


HB 674 Johnson, Eric/ Giddings/ Anchia

Relating to the suspension of a student enrolled in a grade level below grade three from public school.

Education


HB 827 Blanco/ Minjarez/ Cortez/ Gutierrez/ Miller/ et al.

Relating to a database for prospective employers to qualify veterans' military service experience and employment qualifications.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security


HB 867 Villalba/ Leach/ et al.

Relating to school marshals for private schools.

Education


HB 967 VanDeaver

Relating to the powers of the TexAmericas Center.

Administration


HB 1238 VanDeaver

Relating to investment training for officers of public housing authorities.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1317 King, Ken

Relating to the designation of U.S. Highway 287 in Claude as the Charles H. Roan Memorial Highway.

Transportation


HB 1342 Parker/ et al.

Relating to child sexual abuse prevention training for public school students.

Education


HB 1355 Wray

Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain municipalities.

Transportation


HB 1377 Davis, Sarah

Relating to the contents of and recordkeeping requirements relating to personal financial statements filed with the Texas Ethics Commission.

State Affairs


HB 1507 Giddings/ Hernandez

Relating to the rights of certain defendants who successfully complete a term of community supervision.

Criminal Justice


HB 1570 Burns

Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain municipalities.

Transportation


HB 1693 Dean/ Larson/ Paddie/ Wray/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to documentation for a motor vehicle title.

Transportation


HB 1794 Bell/ Oliverson/ Sheffield/ Wray/ Guerra/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of the Work Group on Mental Health Access for First Responders.

Health & Human Services


HB 1920 Flynn

Relating to the Palo Duro River Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1921 Flynn

Relating to the functions and territory of the Upper Colorado River Authority, following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1930 Frullo

Relating to financial accounting and reporting requirements for this state and political subdivisions of this state.

State Affairs


HB 1980 VanDeaver

Relating to the high school graduation of a student who transfers to a public school in this state after the student's junior year of high school.

Education


HB 2025 Davis, Yvonne/ Rose

Relating to staffing requirements for certain facilities that provide care to persons with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders; authorizing an administrative penalty.

Health & Human Services


HB 2039 Huberty/ Koop/ Johnson, Eric/ Anchia/ et al.

Relating to creating an early childhood certification to teach students in prekindergarten through grade three.

Education


HB 2111 Romero, Jr.

Relating to changing statutory references to hearing officer and hearings officer to administrative law judge under the workers' compensation system.

Business & Commerce


HB 2112 Romero, Jr.

Relating to certain workers' compensation reporting requirements.

Business & Commerce


HB 2119 Kacal/ et al.

Relating to workers' compensation death benefit eligibility for certain spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.

Business & Commerce


HB 2239 Raymond

Relating to transitional child-care services in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

Health & Human Services


HB 2263 Gooden

Relating to continued monitoring of certain public school campuses that have been assigned a campus intervention team.

Education


HB 2283 Isaac/ Moody/ Dale/ Frank/ Burkett

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault.

Criminal Justice


HB 2388 Herrero

Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 666 in Nueces County as the Kollyn Barton Memorial Highway.

Transportation


HB 2442 King, Ken

Relating to the minutes of operation required for public school districts, charter schools, and other education programs and to calculating the average daily attendance for certain education programs.

Education


HB 2465 Davis, Sarah

Relating to political contributions by corporations and labor organizations to certain political committees.

State Affairs


HB 2523 Davis, Sarah/ Raymond/ Gooden/ Fallon

Relating to the investigation of fraud, waste, and abuse in certain public benefits programs by the office of inspector general for the Health and Human Services Commission.

Health & Human Services


HB 2565 Stucky

Relating to the powers and duties of the Big Sky Municipal Utility District of Denton County; providing authority to issue bonds and impose fees and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2566 Stucky

Relating to the creation of the Denton County Municipal Utility District No. 9; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2586 Thompson, Senfronia/ Collier/ Villalba/ Geren/ Gooden

Relating to the electronic filing of bail bonds.

Criminal Justice


HB 2590 Raymond

Relating to the amelioration and informal dispute resolution processes for providers participating in certain Medicaid waiver programs.

Health & Human Services


HB 2612 Meyer/ Fallon

Relating to civil liability of a person who produces, distributes, sells, or provides or aids in the production, distribution, sale, or provision of certain synthetic substances to another person for damages caused by the other person and to certain actions and investigations under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.

State Affairs


HB 2818 Romero, Jr./ Clardy

Relating to the practice of marriage and family therapy.

Business & Commerce


HB 2875 Guillen

Relating to the imposition of additional fees for filing civil cases in Willacy County and Starr County.

State Affairs


HB 2912 King, Phil

Relating to the creation of the New Fairview 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


HB 2948 Larson

Relating to the state and regional water planning process.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 3008 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the provision of certain information or assistance by life insurance agents to owners of life insurance policies.

Business & Commerce


HB 3045 Dale

Relating to an election to reduce or increase the sales and use tax rate imposed by a municipality for the benefit of a Type B development corporation.

Finance


HB 3046 Dale

Relating to combined municipal sales tax ballot propositions.

Finance


HB 3107 Ashby

Relating to the production of public information under the public information law.

Business & Commerce


HB 3150 Burns/ Leach/ Canales/ Thierry/ et al.

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

Criminal Justice


HB 3294 Parker/ Moody/ Simmons/ Stucky/ Collier

Relating to the eligibility of certain NASCAR events to receive funding through the Major Events Reimbursement Program.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 3859 Frank/ Cook/ Dale/ Bonnen, Greg/ Sanford/ et al.

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

Health & Human Services


HB 3919 Thierry/ Alvarado/ Johnson, Jarvis

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

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 4187 Raney/ Kacal

Relating to the use of revenue from municipal hotel occupancy taxes for a sports facility or field in certain municipalities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 4276 VanDeaver

Relating to the Paris Junior College District.

Administration


HB 4292 Zerwas

Relating to the powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Management District No. 1; authorizing the imposition of a tax.

Administration


HCR 102 Lozano

Expressing support for prioritizing a substantial increase in funding for graduate medical education before authorizing the creation and support of additional medical schools.

Higher Education


HCR 137 Klick

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the unconventional ratification of the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Administration


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