SENATE FLOOR ACTION
May 26, 2017
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Commending the 2017 Fellows from the University of Houston Hobby School Public Affairs.
Recognizing Jon Weizenbaum on the occasion of his retirement.
The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:
Relating to certain prohibited abortions and the treatment and disposition of a human fetus, human fetal tissue, and embryonic and fetal tissue remains; creating a civil cause of action; imposing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.
Relating to leave policy and procedures for state employees.
Relating to funding under the transportation allotment for public school students subject to a high risk of violence while walking to school.
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.
Relating to contracts with and training for governmental entities and vendors, including purchasing and contract management training; authorizing fees.
Relating to certain purchasing by state agencies and local governments.
Relating to the enforcement of subpoenas, the regulation of pain management clinics, and the adoption of guidelines for prescribing certain opioids by the Texas Medical Board.
Relating to information collected about and purchases of information technology by governmental entities.
Relating to licensing for certain health professions, including an expedited process for certain physicians specializing in psychiatry; authorizing a fee.
Relating to meeting the graduate medical education needs of new medical degree programs offered by public institutions of higher education and to the employment status of certain residents participating in certain graduate medical education programs.
Relating to authorized reinsurance and financial statement credit and accounting for reinsurance.
Relating to amounts charged to an enrollee in a health benefit plan for prescription drugs covered by the plan.
Relating to franchises granted by navigation districts.
Relating to parental rights and information regarding certain intervention strategies used with public school students.
Relating to a writ of mandamus by a court of appeals against certain judges.
Relating to confidentiality, sharing, sealing, and destruction of juvenile records.
Relating to photo identification for certain debit or credit card transactions.
Relating to the operation of vehicles transporting fluid milk; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the regulation of banks and trust companies.
Relating to abolishing shampoo apprentice permits and shampoo specialty certificates.
Relating to the permissible uses of the floodplain management account.
Relating to the release of a child taken into possession by a law enforcement officer.
Relating to increasing the punishment for certain conduct constituting the offense of criminal trespass.
Relating to the adoption of common admission application forms for institutions of higher education.
Relating to an application for the amendment of a certificate of public convenience and necessity in an area within the boundaries of a political subdivision.
Relating to a school district contract to partner with an open-enrollment charter school to operate a district campus.
Relating to the administrative judicial regions in this state.
Relating to state agency information security plans, information technology employees, and online and mobile applications.
Relating to the provision of certain self-help resources by state and county courts, including through the Internet website of a state court and in the office of the court clerk.
Relating to the titling of motor vehicles; creating a criminal offense and authorizing fees.
Relating to certain real estate sales, brokerage, and advertising activities, certain functions of the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Relating to the resolution of disputes or errors involving the ad valorem taxation of the same property by multiple taxing units of the same type as a result of disputed, overlapping, or erroneously applied boundaries.
The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:
Relating to the use of individual graduation committees to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.
Relating to the prosecution of offenses involving cruelty to animals; increasing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the instructional material list and supplemental instructional materials adopted by the State Board of Education.
Relating to vehicles exempt from vehicle safety inspections.
Relating to the rulemaking authority of the commissioner of insurance with respect to certain agreements and the effect of those agreements on this state's authority to regulate insurance.
Relating to the refusal of entry to or ejection from school district property.
Relating to the repeal of laws governing certain state entities, including the functions of those entities.
Relating to state-developed open-source instructional material for public schools.
Relating to the administration of certain water districts.
The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:
Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Family and Protective Services and the transfer of certain powers and duties from the Health and Human Services Commission.
Relating to evaluating public school performance.
Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the investigation and prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead.
Relating to the disclosure of certain contracts, services, and compensation in personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates.
Relating to assessment of public school students and providing accelerated instruction and eliminating performance requirements based on performance on certain assessment instruments.
Relating to an additional fee for issuing a marriage license to applicants who are not residents of this state.
Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files for certain persons and to the return of certain fees to a person whose criminal record has been expunged or who is the subject of an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information; authorizing a fee.
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.
Relating to investment of public funds.
Relating to coverage for certain breast cancer screening procedures under certain health benefit plans.
Relating to the required repeal of a state agency rule before adoption of a new state agency rule.
Relating to the exchange of certain information between the Department of Family and Protective Services or certain foster care services contractors and a state or local juvenile justice agency.
Relating to the provision of services by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including child protective services and prevention and early intervention services.
Relating to permitting a school district that has failed to satisfy performance standards to partner with an institution of higher education to improve district performance.
Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities.
Relating to properly recorded diacritical marks in vital statistics records, driver's licenses, commercial driver's licenses, and personal identification certificates.
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.
Relating to the issuance of a food and beverage certificate to holders of certain alcoholic beverage permits and licenses.
Relating to the regulation of barbering and cosmetology.
Relating to the development of brackish groundwater.
Relating to the minimum amount of student instruction required to be provided by public schools and education programs and calculation of average daily attendance for public school students.
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.
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.
Relating to an alert for a missing senior citizen or person with Alzheimer's disease.
Relating to certain election practices and procedures.
Relating to the establishment of a pilot program under which a licensed hospital may offer dual credit courses to public high school students.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Nursing and to the regulation of the practice of nursing.
Relating to workforce continuing education offered by public junior colleges.
Relating to repayment of certain mental health professional education loans.
Relating to criminal background checks for persons employed by certain public school contractors.
Relating to the continuation of medical assistance for certain individuals.
Relating to renaming the instructional materials allotment as the technology and instructional materials allotment and making associated technical changes.
Relating to annual reporting regarding the establishment of certain school district planning and decision-making committees.
Relating to nonlawyer representation in an appeal of an eviction suit.
Relating to the creation of the Rio de Vida Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.