Senate Floor Action for 5/15/2017

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Monday

May 15, 2017




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


SB 1353 (CS)Taylor, Larry

Relating to state financial assistance for a school district to which an academically unacceptable school district is annexed.


SB 1553 (CS)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to the refusal of entry to or ejection from school district property.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1561 (A)Taylor, Van/ et al.

Relating to a study by the State Board of Education on the instructional day and academic year requirements necessary to complete the required curriculum in public schools.

1 Committee Amendment


SB 1605 (CS)Creighton

Relating to the availability of certain school district financial information on certain districts' Internet websites.


SB 1683 Lucio

Relating to food allergen awareness in food service establishments.


SB 1963 Creighton

Relating to requirements for educator preparation program support for certain candidates for certification.


SB 1994 (CS)Zaffirini/ Rodríguez/ Watson

Relating to residential mortgage loans, including the financing of residential real estate purchases by means of a wrap mortgage loan; providing licensing requirements; authorizing an administrative penalty.


SB 2141 Taylor, Larry

Relating to requirements for a representative for a student in a special education due process hearing.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 728 Guerra/ Cook/ Bohac/ Parker/ Howard/ et al. SP: Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the establishment by the State Board of Education of an advanced computer science program for high school students.


HB 1128 (LC)Wray SP: Taylor, Larry

Relating to the date and time for the public sale of real property.

2 Floor Amendments


HB 1761 (LC)Smithee SP: Hughes

Relating to jurisdiction of the Texas Supreme Court.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2437 Phillips SP: Hancock

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

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2580 (LC)Holland/ Longoria SP: Estes

Relating to criminal history record information obtained by the savings and mortgage lending commissioner.


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


SB 1786 Hall

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


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 783 Taylor, Van

Congratulating Ian Rawn on his fourth place finish in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games figure skating competition.


SR 788 Menéndez/ Campbell/ Uresti/ Zaffirini

In memory of Bertha Cuellar Gonzalez.


The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:


SB 7 (CS)Bettencourt/ et al. SP: King, Ken/ et al.

Relating to improper relationships between educators and students and reporting of educator misconduct; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense; authorizing an administrative penalty.


SB 252 (LC)Taylor, Van SP: Davis, Sarah/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization.


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


SB 527 (CS) (LC)Birdwell SP: Cook

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


Committee referral on the following:


SB 2295 Zaffirini

Relating to the temporary board of and financing of certain facilities and improvements by the LaSalle Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose an assessment.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2296 Zaffirini

Relating to the temporary board of and financing of certain facilities and improvements by the LaSalle Municipal Utility District No. 2; providing authority to impose an assessment.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2297 Zaffirini

Relating to the temporary board of and financing of certain facilities and improvements by the LaSalle Municipal Utility District No. 3; providing authority to impose an assessment.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2298 Zaffirini

Relating to the temporary board of and financing of certain facilities and improvements by the LaSalle Municipal Utility District No. 4; providing authority to impose an assessment.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 2299 Zaffirini

Relating to the temporary board of and financing of certain facilities and improvements by the LaSalle Municipal Utility District No. 5; providing authority to impose an assessment.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 31 Larson/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of groundwater.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 661 Parker/ Guerra/ Price/ Fallon/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to access to certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials by patients with severe chronic diseases.

Health & Human Services


HB 810 Parker/ Springer/ Paul/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Burkett/ et al.

Relating to the provision of certain investigational stem cell treatments to patients with certain severe chronic diseases or terminal illnesses and regulating the possession, use, and transfer of adult stem cells; creating a criminal offense.

Health & Human Services


HB 913 Alvarado/ King, Phil/ Koop/ Moody/ Phelan

Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain prohibited explosive weapons.

Criminal Justice


HB 1151 Schofield

Relating to the deadline for returning a ballot voted by mail.

State Affairs


HB 1372 Koop/ Oliverson/ Martinez, "Mando"/ Burkett/ Lang

Relating to information included in the curriculum of each driver education course and driving safety course.

Transportation


HB 1378 Davis, Sarah/ Button

Relating to restrictions on political contributions and political expenditures by general-purpose political committees.

State Affairs


HB 1542 Price/ Frullo/ Romero, Jr./ Bernal/ Klick/ et al.

Relating to the definition of the least restrictive environment for the placement of children in foster care.

Health & Human Services


HB 1616 Thompson, Senfronia/ Uresti, Tomas

Relating to an exemption from civil liability for certain professionals for the disclosure of certain mental health information.

Health & Human Services


HB 1886 Miller/ Bonnen, Dennis/ Zerwas/ Guillen/ Fallon/ et al.

Relating to dyslexia screening and testing, the employment of dyslexia specialists by regional education service centers, and the development by the Texas Education Agency of a list of training opportunities for educators regarding dyslexia.

Education


HB 1975 Villalba/ et al.

Relating to enforcement of a lien on property in a self-service storage facility by a sale conducted through an Internet website.

Business & Commerce


HB 2305 Guillen/ Schofield/ Rinaldi

Relating to the operations, reports, records, communications, information technology, and notice procedures of state agencies and to the electronic publication of certain state legal materials.

Business & Commerce


HB 2319 Paddie/ Stephenson

Relating to weight limitations for natural gas motor vehicles.

Transportation


HB 2542 Anderson, Rodney

Relating to notice to certain insurers by the Texas Department of Insurance regarding supervision or conservatorship of certain insurance agents.

Business & Commerce


HB 2552 Thompson, Senfronia/ Dukes

Relating to measures to address and deter certain criminal or other unlawful activity, including trafficking of persons, sexual offenses, prostitution, and activity that may constitute a public nuisance; increasing criminal penalties; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs


HB 2557 Miller/ Zerwas/ Reynolds

Relating to the development of certain local government transportation infrastructure projects; authorizing the issuance of bonds.

Transportation


HB 2687 Dutton

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

Administration


HB 2691 Bonnen, Greg/ Oliverson/ Reynolds/ et al.

Relating to certain election practices and procedures.

State Affairs


HB 2703 Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to a temporary order appointing a receiver in a suit for dissolution of a marriage.

State Affairs


HB 2755 Turner

Relating to the punishment for the offense of tampering with a governmental record; increasing a criminal penalty.

Criminal Justice


HB 2757 Turner/ Guillen

Relating to the donation of sick leave by state employees.

Business & Commerce


HB 2782 Wilson

Relating to the method used in rating public school districts and campuses for accountability purposes.

Education


HB 2908 Hunter/ King, Phil/ Villalba/ Herrero/ Fallon/ et al.

Relating to the punishment for a criminal offense committed against a person because of bias or prejudice on the basis of status as a peace officer or judge; increasing a criminal penalty.

Criminal Justice


HB 3021 Phelan/ Fallon/ Simmons/ Cain

Relating to indemnification and duties of engineers and architects under certain governmental contracts.

Business & Commerce


HB 3083 Price/ Coleman/ Darby/ Guillen/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to repayment of certain mental health professional education loans.

Higher Education


HB 3152 Thompson, Senfronia/ Howard/ Collier/ Walle/ Herrero/ et al.

Relating to the care and transportation provided to a sexual assault survivor by a health care facility.

State Affairs


HB 3292 Klick/ Guillen/ Uresti, Tomas/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Collier

Relating to the continuation of medical assistance for certain individuals.

Health & Human Services


HB 3391 Geren

Relating to the creation of a specialty court for certain public safety employees who commit a criminal offense; imposing fees for participation and testing, counseling, and treatment.

State Affairs


HB 3576 Guerra/ Longoria/ Zerwas/ Lozano/ Sheffield/ et al.

Relating to the investigation of, and release of information concerning, communicable disease, including the Zika virus and other high consequence communicable diseases.

Health & Human Services


HB 3679 Isaac/ Dale/ Landgraf/ Deshotel/ Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to signs informing motorists of facilities providing alternative fuels and electric vehicle charging stations.

Transportation


HB 3735 Frank/ et al.

Relating to an application for a new or amended water right submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 3765 Longoria

Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.

Finance


HB 3771 Cook/ Giddings/ Davis, Sarah/ Minjarez/ et al.

Relating to the definition of abortion.

Health & Human Services


HB 4182 Cook

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 31 in Navarro County as the Navarro County Vietnam Memorial Loop.

Administration


(A)AMENDED IN COMMITTEE
(CS)COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE
(LC)RECOMMENDED FOR LOCAL CALENDAR