SENATE FLOOR ACTION
May 28, 2017
The Senate reconsidered passage to third reading and finally passed:
Relating to availability of personal information of certain current and former prosecutors.
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
In memory of Laura Lee Milner Traylor.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 2244.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 533.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 1913.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on HB 555.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 968.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 1462.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 2014.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 2065.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 1731.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2445.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 1148.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on HB 22.
Requesting the creation of a joint interim committee to study state judicial salaries.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 312.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1566.
Expressing support for the creation of the Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library at Sam Houston State University.
Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to provide for a joint interim legislative study regarding the confidentiality of emergency calls.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 1691.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house of representatives to make corrections in H.B. No. 3287.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 2442.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 2271.
The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:
Relating to the statewide preceptorship program in family medicine.
Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of the general election for officers.
Relating to the capture, use, or recording of certain items for commercial purposes, including the prosecution of criminal offenses regarding unauthorized recordings.
Relating to the placement and use of video cameras in certain self-contained classrooms or other settings providing special education services.
Relating to requiring school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to report certain information regarding expanded learning opportunities.
Relating to contributions to, benefits from, late fees imposed by, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to the elimination of certain formula funding and dropped course restrictions for returning adult students at public institutions of higher education and to the tuition rate that may be charged to those students for certain excessive undergraduate hours.
Relating to eligibility requirements for registration as an interior designer.
Relating to the development and use of instructional modules and training for public schools on the prevention of sexual abuse and sex trafficking and participation by the human trafficking prevention task force in that development.
Relating to the creation of Lakewood Improvement District of Harris County; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:
Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective services, and prevention and early intervention services.
Relating to the mental health program for veterans and to the authority to establish a trauma affected veterans clinical care and research center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Relating to the eligibility of certain property for certain ad valorem tax incentives relating to wind-powered energy devices.
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.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the state bar.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Board of Law Examiners.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners; authorizing a reduction in fees; providing penalties.
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas.
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 a defendant's payment of costs associated with a court-appointed counsel.
Relating to governmental entity contracting and procurement.
Relating to measures to facilitate the delivery of certain mental health services for veterans.
Relating to reporting requirements for certain skills development fund workforce training program providers.
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 the Health and Human Services Commission's auditing of Medicaid managed care organizations and auditing and collection of Medicaid payments, including the commission's management of audit resources.
Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide students and employees an option to electronically report certain offenses to the institution.
Relating to procedures for taking possession of a child and for certain hearings in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to vehicles exempt from vehicle safety inspections.
Relating to maintenance of certification by a physician or an applicant for a license to practice medicine in this state.
Relating to the regulation of seed by a political subdivision.
Relating to municipal regulation of manufactured home communities.
Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing a fee.
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 creation and operation of certain local health care provider participation programs.
Relating to the state and regional water planning process and the funding of projects included in the state water plan.
Relating to the refusal of entry to or ejection from school district property.
Relating to the Texas Physician Assistant Board and the licensing and regulation of physician assistants.
Relating to the provision of pharmacy services through a telepharmacy system; establishing a remote dispensing site license.
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 an annual report on state programs not funded by appropriations.
Relating to the preparation, certification, and classification of public school educators.
Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses.
Relating to the notice requirements for bills proposing the creation of or annexation of land to certain special purpose districts.
Relating to the administration of certain water districts.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and activities.
Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.
Relating to an increase in and the use of the fee for permits issued for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles carrying cargo in Hidalgo County.
Relating to the creation of the University Hills Municipal Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments or fees.
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 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 operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities or sports venues; creating a criminal offense.
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 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 an alert for a missing senior citizen or person with Alzheimer's disease.
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.
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 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.