Senate Floor Action for 3/16/2015

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Monday

March 16, 2015




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


SB 17 Estes/ et al.

Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.

3 Floor Amendments


Committee referral on the following:


SB 4 Taylor, Larry/ Bettencourt/ Campbell

Relating to school choice programs for certain students eligible to attend public school.

Education


SB 12 Uresti

Relating to alternative fuel fleets of certain governmental entities, including funding for motor vehicles, infrastructure, and equipment.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 19 Taylor, Van

Relating to the ethics of public officers and related requirements; creating criminal offenses.

State Affairs


SB 207 Hinojosa/ Birdwell/ Campbell/ Nelson/ Schwertner

Relating to the authority and duties of the office of inspector general of the Health and Human Services Commission.

Health & Human Services


SB 208 Campbell/ Birdwell/ Hinojosa/ Nelson/ Schwertner

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Commission.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 213 Birdwell/ Campbell/ Hinojosa/ Nelson/ Schwertner

Relating to the functions and duties of the University Interscholastic League.

Education


SB 218 Nelson

Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.

State Affairs


SB 1052 Zaffirini

Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.

Business & Commerce


SB 1053 Zaffirini

Relating to the management of state contracts, including the establishment of the contract management division of the Legislative Budget Board.

Finance


SB 1054 Zaffirini

Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States.

Business & Commerce


SB 1055 Garcia

Relating to the first day of instruction in school districts that implement a flexible school day.

Education


SB 1056 Hinojosa

Relating to the eligibility for indigent status for purposes of the driver responsibility program.

Transportation


SB 1057 Hinojosa

Relating to the authority of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission to provide certain funding for indigent defense services.

Criminal Justice


SB 1058 Hinojosa

Relating to the reporting of criminal history record information of educators and other public school employees who engage in certain misconduct.

Education


SB 1059 Hinojosa

Relating to the issuance of certain permits for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles.

Transportation


SB 1060 Hinojosa

Relating to the solicitation of employment for or a referral to an attorney made by a public adjuster.

Business & Commerce


SB 1061 Hinojosa

Relating to the regulation of secondary market transactions related to the business of life settlements; providing penalties; authorizing fees.

Business & Commerce


SB 1062 Bettencourt

Relating to the registration and certification of county tax assessor-collectors and their employees.

Finance


SB 1063 Garcia

Relating to outreach materials to foster awareness of recent public school curriculum changes.

Education


SB 1064 Garcia

Relating to the use by the state or an agency or political subdivision of the state of a same-sex marriage license or similar document for the limited purpose of verifying a person's identity.

State Affairs


SB 1065 West

Relating to the certification by the comptroller to the commissioner of education of the taxable value of property in each school district.

Finance


SB 1066 Zaffirini

Relating to continuing eligibility requirements for institutions of higher education to participate in the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program.

Higher Education


SB 1067 Rodríguez

Relating to a study of economically recyclable materials, economic impacts to the state and local governments of existing and increased recycling, the development of new markets for recycled materials and any infrastructure needs, and the potential to increase state revenues.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1068 Rodríguez

Relating to the creation of the State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission.

Health & Human Services


SB 1069 West/ Hinojosa

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property used to collect, process, and deliver landfill-generated gas.

Finance


SB 1070 Hinojosa

Relating to allowing certain defendants to receive education at a substance abuse treatment facility in lieu of attending an education program; changing required conditions of community supervision for certain defendants.

Criminal Justice


SB 1071 Hinojosa

Relating to requiring notice of the scheduling of an execution date and the issuance of a warrant of execution.

Criminal Justice


SB 1072 Zaffirini

Relating to the removal of a precinct or county chair for abandonment of office.

State Affairs


SB 1073 Zaffirini

Relating to the provision of a candidate's campaign mailing address and electronic mail address in the candidate's application for a place on the ballot.

State Affairs


SB 1074 Zaffirini

Relating to statements made by an election officer in a joint primary election.

State Affairs


SB 1075 Eltife

Relating to criminal history record information obtained by the consumer credit commissioner.

Business & Commerce


SB 1076 Eltife

Relating to mixed beverage taxes; repealing a tax; increasing the rate of a tax.

Finance


SB 1077 Eltife

Relating to the definition of "person" under the Uniform Commercial Code.

Business & Commerce


SB 1078 Eltife

Relating to changing the name of the Medical Advisory Committee appointed by the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation to the Combative Sports Advisory Board.

Business & Commerce


SB 1079 Eltife

Relating to the regulation of water well drillers and water well pump installers; affecting fees.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1080 Eltife

Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to determine applicant eligibility for a license and to discipline license holders.

Business & Commerce


SB 1081 Creighton

Relating to the disclosure of certain information under a consolidated insurance program.

Business & Commerce


SB 1082 Rodríguez

Relating to the establishment of an informal preliminary hearing process before the suspension, revocation, or denial of certain occupational licenses as a result of certain criminal convictions.

Business & Commerce


SB 1083 Rodríguez

Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age; changing parole eligibility.

Criminal Justice


SB 1084 Ellis

Relating to ad valorem tax appeals on the ground of the unequal appraisal of property.

Finance


SB 1085 Garcia

Relating to the ability of a nonexempt employee to participate in certain academic, disciplinary, college and career readiness, and developmental activities of the employee's child or grandchild.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1086 Campbell

Relating to a parent's right to view the body of a deceased child before an autopsy is performed.

Criminal Justice


SB 1087 Kolkhorst

Relating to the definition of, custody of, and access to public information; providing a criminal penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 1088 Taylor, Van

Relating to judicial proceedings on a petition for a pardon or an order of expunction of criminal history record information for certain victims of trafficking of persons convicted of prostitution.

Criminal Justice


SB 1089 Hall

Relating to meetings of the board of directors of a regional mobility authority.

Business & Commerce


SB 1090 Hall

Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state.

State Affairs


SB 1091 Hall

Relating to criminal trespass by an unauthorized immigrant; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs


SB 1092 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the amount that may be donated by contract by certain populous counties to crime stoppers or crime prevention organizations.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1093 Creighton

Relating to credit to certain ceding insurers for reinsurance ceded to certain assuming insurers.

Business & Commerce


SB 1094 Creighton

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drugs.

Business & Commerce


SB 1095 Estes

Relating to required disclosures regarding named driver automobile insurance policies.

Business & Commerce


SB 1096 Whitmire

Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain laws concerning community supervision granted in criminal cases, including conforming amendments.

Criminal Justice


SB 1097 Campbell

Relating to payment of and disclosures related to certain out-of-network provider charges; authorizing a fee; providing a penalty.

Business & Commerce


SB 1098 Campbell

Relating to the operation of certain managed care plans with respect to health care providers.

Business & Commerce


SB 1099 Estes

Relating to the operation and functions of the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1100 Estes

Relating to the eligibility of a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals Event for funding from the Major Events trust fund.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1101 Eltife

Relating to the authority to determine the supply of groundwater in certain regional water plans.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


SB 1102 Eltife

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1103 Hancock

Relating to the eligibility of property used for large data center projects for ad valorem tax benefits under the Texas Economic Development Act.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1104 Hancock

Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to large data center projects from the sales and use tax.

Finance


SB 1105 Eltife

Relating to fire inspections by the state fire marshal for state-owned and state-leased buildings.

Business & Commerce


SB 1106 Eltife

Relating to the creation of a safety reimbursement program for employers participating in the workers' compensation system.

Business & Commerce


SB 1107 Eltife

Relating to rulemaking authority for annuity contracts.

Business & Commerce


SB 1108 Lucio

Relating to the creation of regional emergency communication districts; authorizing a fee.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1109 Lucio

Relating to emergency response districts; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations


SB 1110 Burton

Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by certain license holders on certain locations associated with a public or private school or educational institution.

State Affairs


SB 1111 Burton

Relating to the administration by certain health care professionals of treatments, therapy, or medication ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist.

Health & Human Services


SB 1112 Burton

Relating to the use of state resources to implement or enforce the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Finance


SB 1113 Zaffirini

Relating to the transfer of certain state real property to the City of San Marcos.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


SB 1114 Garcia

Relating to a policy on vaccine-preventable diseases for public schools.

Education


SB 1115 Campbell

Relating to a program allowing certain military voters on active duty overseas to cast a ballot electronically.

State Affairs


SB 1116 West

Relating to a notice or document sent by mail or electronic mail by a court, justice, judge, magistrate, or clerk of a judicial court.

State Affairs


SB 1117 Zaffirini

Relating to housing services provided through the transitional living services program to certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services


SB 1118 West

Relating to the cost of goods sold for purposes of the franchise tax for certain zoos and aquariums.

Finance


SB 1119 Lucio

Relating to a pilot project to evaluate the use of telepractice to provide certain services to children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder.

Health & Human Services


SB 1120 Taylor, Van

Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license and the marriage of a minor.

State Affairs