Senate Floor Action for 3/2/2015

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Monday

March 2, 2015




The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 280 Hall

Recognizing March 2, 2015, as Kaufman County Day.


SR 287 Ellis

Recognizing Ezra Roy for his artistic accomplishments.


SR 291 Ellis

Recognizing March 2, 2015, as Texas Southern University Day.


SR 295 Hancock/ Watson

Commemorating Texas Independence Day 2015.


Committee referral on the following:


SJR 34 Uresti

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state; providing for licensing of persons under the agreement; limiting certain taxes and fees.

State Affairs


SB 209 Hinojosa/ Birdwell/ Campbell/ Nelson/ Schwertner

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, including assumption of the duties of the Texas Skill Standards Board.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 709 Fraser

Relating to environmental permitting procedures for applications filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 710 Burton

Relating to the organization of a municipal government as a Liberty City general-law municipality.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 711 Burton

Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists.

State Affairs


SB 712 Burton

Relating to standing for certain individuals to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

State Affairs


SB 713 Hall

Relating to general officers within the state military department.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


SB 714 Hall

Relating to the authority of the governing body of a local authority to impose a civil penalty for certain violations recorded by an automated traffic control system or a photographic traffic signal enforcement system.

Transportation


SB 715 Hall

Relating to sworn statements and other documentation provided to support the issuance of a search warrant.

Criminal Justice


SB 716 Hall

Relating to the methods of delivery for required financial statement forms sent to certain municipal officeholders and candidates for municipal office.

State Affairs


SB 717 Hall

Relating to the issuance of a concealed handgun license.

State Affairs


SB 718 Hall

Relating to a permit to show that a person has passed a background check to possess a firearm; authorizing fees.

State Affairs


SB 719 Burton

Relating to the direct shipment of certain alcoholic beverages to ultimate consumers; authorizing a fee.

Business & Commerce


SB 720 Burton

Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prohibit hydraulic fracturing.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 721 Burton

Relating to the sunset review of regional mobility authorities.

Transportation


SB 722 Perry

Relating to a disqualification for unemployment benefits for refusing to take or failing a preemployment drug test.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 723 Perry

Relating to mandatory participation in certain TANF employment and other programs by certain persons.

Health & Human Services


SB 724 Perry

Relating to the motor vehicle sales tax applicable to motor vehicles used by transportation companies for certain purposes.

Finance


SB 725 Perry

Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system.

Criminal Justice


SB 726 Watson

Relating to notice to parents of public school students regarding human sexuality instruction.

Education


SB 727 Watson

Relating to the right of an employee to time off from work to obtain an election identification certificate.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 728 Watson

Relating to the offense of unlawfully prohibiting an employee from voting.

State Affairs


SB 729 Birdwell

Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a constitutional convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution.

State Affairs


SB 730 Rodríguez

Relating to the regulation of abortion providers and facilities.

Health & Human Services


SB 731 Rodríguez

Relating to funding for certain transportation infrastructure projects near the international border of this state; making an appropriation.

Transportation


SB 733 Fraser

Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of their general elections.

State Affairs


SB 734 Fraser

Relating to the setting of annual interest rates for utility deposits by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 735 Fraser

Relating to the availability and use of certain evidence in connection with an award of exemplary damages.

State Affairs


SB 736 Taylor, Van

Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts with governmental entities.

State Affairs


SB 737 Rodríguez

Relating to certain protective orders and magistrate's orders for emergency protection.

Criminal Justice


SB 738 Hinojosa

Relating to the transfer or termination of certain timeshare interests.

Business & Commerce


SB 739 Hinojosa

Relating to the right of a person to enter the person's residence or former residence accompanied by a peace officer to recover certain personal property; creating an offense.

State Affairs


SB 740 West

Relating to the assessment of court costs and fees on conviction of multiple offenses or on conviction of multiple counts of the same offense.

Criminal Justice


SB 741 West

Relating to criminal procedures related to certain offenses committed by a student on property under control of a school district.

Criminal Justice


SB 742 Ellis

Relating to the issuance of Texas Medical Center specialty license plates.

Transportation


SB 745 Estes

Relating to the governance of certain municipal power agencies; providing authority to issue bonds.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 746 Whitmire

Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.

Criminal Justice


SB 747 West

Relating to a study of the Dallas Men Against Abuse program.

Health & Human Services


SB 748 Campbell

Relating to voting eligibility requirements for members of a metropolitan planning organization policy board.

Transportation


SB 749 Hinojosa/ Kolkhorst

Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain barrier island coastal municipalities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 750 Taylor, Larry

Relating to an allotment under the public school finance system for the cost of windstorm and hail insurance.

Education


SB 751 Rodríguez/ Burton

Relating to the scope of practice of and the prescribing and ordering authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

Health & Human Services


SB 753 Garcia

Relating to a database of employers penalized for failure to pay wages or convicted of certain offenses involving wage theft.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 754 Watson

Relating to funding for motorcycle training and safety programs, including increasing the motorcycle and moped registration fee.

Transportation


SB 760 Schwertner

Relating to provider access requirements for a Medicaid managed care organization.

Health & Human Services


SB 764 Huffman

Relating to the creation of an additional family district court in Harris County.

State Affairs


SB 768 Ellis

Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a science and technology building at the downtown campus of the University of Houston.

Higher Education


SB 769 Ellis/ Whitmire

Relating to reports to the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System on the composition of grand and petit juries in each county.

State Affairs


SB 770 Ellis

Relating to the creation of the Texas Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.

Criminal Justice


SB 771 Hancock

Relating to the frequency with which the Board of Pardons and Paroles considers the eligibility of certain inmates for release on parole.

Criminal Justice


SB 772 Hancock

Relating to legal representation for certain emergency services districts.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 773 Hancock

Relating to the requirement a protest or appeal based upon inequality of appraisal be determined by the application of generally accepted appraisal methods and techniques.

Finance


SB 774 Fraser

Relating to a study on periodic rate adjustment by electric utilities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 775 Fraser

Relating to the repeal of the goal for natural gas use.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 776 Fraser

Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to approve certain transmission facilities constructed by a municipally owned utility.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 777 Fraser

Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to restrict participation in the retail electric market for significant violations.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 778 Seliger

Relating to performance-based tuition limitations for certain public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


SB 779 Huffman

Relating to the access to certain medical test results by a grand jury.

State Affairs


SB 780 Huffman

Relating to the preservation of toxicological evidence collected in connection with certain intoxication offenses.

Criminal Justice


SB 781 Eltife

Relating to the purchase of certain insurance coverage and the performance of related risk management services for certain university systems and the component institutions of those systems.

Business & Commerce


SB 782 Eltife

Relating to the investigation by the commissioner of insurance of acts of insurance fraud and other offenses.

Business & Commerce


SB 783 Eltife

Relating to the development of antifraud educational programs by the Texas Department of Insurance and acceptance of gifts, grants, and donations for the department's fraud unit.

Business & Commerce


SB 784 Eltife

Relating to collection and use of certain information reported to and by the Texas Department of Insurance and certain approval authority and hearings held in connection with reported information.

Business & Commerce


SB 785 Uresti

Relating to a prohibition on a resident admission requirement for on-site inspections of assisted living facility license applicants.

Health & Human Services


SB 786 Zaffirini

Relating to establishing an agriculture ombudsman office in the Department of Agriculture.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 787 Rodríguez/ Eltife

Relating to the improvement of oral health care access through the regulation of dental hygiene practitioners, dental hygienists, and dentists in this state.

Health & Human Services


SB 788 Eltife

Relating to requiring direct access to 9-1-1 service from certain telephone systems and Internet Protocol services.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 789 Eltife

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 790 Kolkhorst

Relating to the procedures applicable to the revocation of a person's release on parole or to mandatory supervision.

Criminal Justice


SB 791 Kolkhorst

Relating to testing for and education about congenital cytomegalovirus in infants.

Health & Human Services


SB 792 Kolkhorst

Relating to authorizing the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District to use revenue from export fees to fund road and water infrastructure projects.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 793 Kolkhorst

Relating to the administration of the Blinn Junior College District.

Higher Education


SB 794 Hancock

Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to issue debt to purchase or lease tangible personal property.

Finance


SB 795 Perry/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to establishing an interstate voter registration crosscheck program.

State Affairs


SB 796 Perry

Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens excused or disqualified from jury service.

State Affairs


SB 797 Lucio

Relating to a grant program to reduce wait times for agricultural inspections of vehicles at ports of entry along the Texas-Mexico border.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 798 Estes

Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for the repair, remodeling, or maintenance of aircraft.

Finance


SB 799 Eltife

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

Business & Commerce


SB 800 Taylor, Van

Relating to the authority of a district clerk to post official and legal notices by electronic display.

State Affairs


SB 845 Taylor, Larry

Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors.

Finance