Senate Floor Action for 4/27/2015

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Monday

April 27, 2015




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


SJR 66 (CS)Huffman

Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the governor's and lieutenant governor's terms of office to begin at 10 a.m. on the day preceding the day the regular legislative session convenes.


SB 239 (CS)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 367 (CS)Garcia

Relating to the unauthorized use of an alcoholic beverage permit or license; providing a criminal penalty.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 945 (CS)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to funding under the public school finance system for a school district with a compressed tax rate below the state maximum compressed tax rate.


SB 1070 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

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


SB 1081 (CS)Creighton

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


SB 1139 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government and the composition of certain juvenile boards.

6 Floor Amendments


SB 1461 (LC)West

Relating to the appointment and terms of the board of hospital managers of the Dallas County Hospital District.


SB 1626 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the regulation by a developer of the installation of solar energy devices in a residential subdivision.


SB 1638 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to training for state employees, including procurement and contract management training; authorizing fees.


SB 1881 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to authorizing supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities.


SB 1984 (CS)Huffman

Relating to the canvass of election returns for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor.


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


SB 900 (CS)Taylor, Larry/ Creighton/ Kolkhorst/ Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and the renaming of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association as the Texas Coastal Insurance Association.

2 Floor Amendments


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 611 Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Recognizing the fourth class of Governor William P. Clements Jr. Scholars for their commitment to public service.


Committee referral on the following:


SB 2064 Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 153; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 275 Ashby/ Clardy/ Fallon/ VanDeaver

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of farm products.

Finance


HB 431 White, James/ Miles

Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to examine and recommend revisions to any state laws pertaining to juvenile records.

State Affairs


HB 441 Gonzales, Larry

Relating to the use of a court order as an occupational license.

Transportation


HB 511 Moody/ Alonzo

Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses committed against a person in custody.

Criminal Justice


HB 601 Clardy

Relating to the premises covered by mixed beverage permits for certain county-owned facilities.

Business & Commerce


HB 675 Bonnen, Greg/ Fallon

Relating to the use of a mobile phone by a person occupying a voting station.

State Affairs


HB 941 Hernandez/ Faircloth

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

Criminal Justice


HB 1068 Zerwas

Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 216; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2394 Darby/ et al.

Relating to the compelled production of certain customer records by a financial institution.

Business & Commerce


HB 2419 Wray

Relating to the relationship between the Estates Code and the former Texas Probate Code.

State Affairs


HB 2481 Smith

Relating to the licensing and regulation of auctioneers and associate auctioneers; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; requiring an occupational license; requiring a fee.

Business & Commerce


HB 2679 Flynn

Relating to the powers of a public facility corporation.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2809 Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Kacal

Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2813 King, Ken/ Kacal/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Frullo/ Zerwas/ et al.

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer screening.

Business & Commerce


HB 3031 Thompson, Senfronia SP: Hancock

Relating to the decertification of a certified capital company.

Administration


HB 3081 Thompson, Ed

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 68; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3513 Springer

Relating to the Fisher County Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations


HCR 34 Raymond

Directing DPS to name the new crime lab in Laredo the Oscar "O. J." Hale Crime Lab.

Criminal Justice


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