Senate Floor Action for 5/6/2015

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Wednesday

May 6, 2015




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


SB 58 Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the enforcement of commercial vehicle safety standards by certain municipalities and counties.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 145 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to reimbursement of certain medical costs for victims of certain sex offenses and compensation to victims of stalking for relocation and housing rental expenses.


SB 779 (CS)Huffman

Relating to access to certain medical test results in a criminal proceeding; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.


SB 839 (CS) (LC)Garcia

Relating to the Generation Park Management District.


SB 923 (LC)Watson

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of obstruction or retaliation; creating a criminal offense.


SB 1168 West

Relating to the operation of certain property owners' associations.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1267 (CS) (LC)Estes/ Watson

Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act.


SB 1396 (CS)West

Relating to the sales and use taxation of aircraft.


SB 1437 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the electronic filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures and of personal financial statements by certain officeholders and candidates and the content of those statements; creating a criminal offense.


SB 1582 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Van

Relating to the scheduling of controlled substances and the designation and emergency scheduling of certain substances as hazardous controlled substances; creating criminal offenses.


SB 1896 Taylor, Larry

Relating to providing public school students tutorials through the state virtual school network for end-of-course assessment instruments required for graduation.


SB 1950 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the fee imposed on certain property owners by a county for the establishment of street lights along a county road.


SB 2059 Bettencourt

Relating to the composition of the governing body of certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.

1 Floor Amendment


HJR 73 Geren/ Larson/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Sheets/ Anderson, Rodney SP: Fraser/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.


HB 751 (LC)Zerwas/ Davis, Sarah/ Sheffield/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to the prescription and pharmaceutical substitution of biological products; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 975 Geren/ Larson/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Sheets/ Anderson, Rodney/ et al. SP: Fraser/ et al.

Relating to charitable raffles conducted by certain professional sports team charitable foundations; creating a criminal offense.


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


SB 575 (CS)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 837 Watson

Relating to a common characteristic or use project in a public improvement district in certain municipalities.


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


SB 62 (CS)Huffines/ et al.

Relating to accounting for costs incurred by this state as a result of the presence of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States.


SB 1242 Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to the sale, storage, transportation, and disposal of scrap or used tires; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.


SB 1252 (CS)Hall/ et al.

Relating to an interstate compact on border security and immigration enforcement.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1679 (CS)Huffines

Relating to procedures for a municipality to adopt or amend a national model building code.

1 Floor Amendment


The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 711 Ellis

Recognizing May 2015 as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.


SR 722 Ellis/ Nelson/ Watson/ West

Recognizing May 6, 2015, as Asian Real Estate Association of America Day.


Committee referral on the following:


HJR 75 Bonnen, Dennis/ Martinez Fischer/ Bonnen, Greg/ Muñoz, Jr./ Miller, Rick/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.

Finance


HJR 111 Darby/ Springer/ Crownover/ Simpson/ Frank/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities.

Finance


HB 6 Otto/ Frank/ et al.

Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.

Finance


HB 7 Darby/ Otto/ Howard/ Turner, Sylvester/ Murr/ et al.

Relating to the amounts, availability, and use of certain statutorily dedicated revenue and accounts; providing for the dedication and use of certain state revenue; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain statutorily dedicated fees and assessments; redesignating the bingo prize fee as a prize tax and providing for the collection and use of the tax.

Finance


HB 21 Kacal/ King, Ken/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Parker/ Davis, Sarah/ et al.

Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.

Health & Human Services


HB 23 Davis, Sarah/ Márquez/ et al.

Relating to disclosure of certain relationships with local government officers and vendors; creating criminal offenses.

State Affairs


HB 31 Bonnen, Dennis/ Martinez Fischer/ Parker/ Krause/ Oliveira/ et al.

Relating to decreasing the state sales and use tax rate.

Finance


HB 32 Bonnen, Dennis/ Murphy/ Parker/ Oliveira/ Simmons/ et al.

Relating to the computation and rates of the franchise tax; decreasing tax rates; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Finance


HB 74 González, Mary

Relating to financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs in certain rural areas.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 120 Flynn

Relating to the purchase of food and beverages by the Texas Division of Emergency Management for certain division personnel.

Finance


HB 121 Fletcher/ Canales/ Bell/ Pickett/ Flynn/ et al.

Relating to an alternative means of payment of certain past due criminal fines and court costs.

Criminal Justice


HB 163 Larson/ Workman

Relating to interstate cooperation to address regional water issues.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 168 Larson/ Frullo/ Fallon

Relating to privileged parking for Distinguished Flying Cross medal recipients.

Transportation


HB 184 Dale/ Gonzales, Larry/ Farney

Relating to the allocation of costs and attorney's fees incurred by a Court of Inquiry.

State Affairs


HB 274 Miles/ Schaefer/ Guillen

Relating to the enforcement of municipal rules, ordinances, or police regulations prohibiting illegal dumping; increasing a penalty.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 369 Villalba/ Anchia

Relating to designating May 24 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day.

Administration


HB 408 Turner, Chris/ Keffer/ Flynn/ Martinez Fischer/ et al.

Relating to the retirement benefits for certain elected state officials.

State Affairs


HB 482 Geren

Relating to allowing the holder of a brewpub license to sell ale and malt liquor to certain wholesalers.

Business & Commerce


HB 499 Guillen

Relating to the public transportation advisory committee.

Transportation


HB 516 Moody

Relating to venue for the offense of failure to attend school.

Criminal Justice


HB 612 Davis, Sarah

Relating to license plates issued to female veterans with disabilities.

Transportation


HB 642 Canales

Relating to an alcohol awareness program or drug education program for certain minors convicted of or adjudicated to have engaged in, or placed on deferred disposition or community supervision for, certain drug or alcohol related offenses; authorizing a fee.

Criminal Justice


HB 700 Giddings/ Zerwas/ Ashby/ Turner, Chris

Relating to the repeal of the Texas B-On-time student loan program.

Higher Education


HB 721 Farias/ Minjarez/ Guillen

Relating to the hunting or fishing license fee waiver for certain disabled veterans.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 743 Huberty/ Isaac/ et al.

Relating to the essential knowledge and skills of the required public school curriculum and to certain state-adopted or state-developed assessment instruments for public school students.

Education


HB 787 Miller, Rick/ Fallon/ Capriglione

Relating to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 796 Geren/ Lucio III

Relating to the purchase of certain insurance coverage and the performance of related risk management services for the Texas State University System and the component institutions of that system.

Business & Commerce


HB 804 Geren

Relating to the forms of payment that the operator of a vehicle storage facility must accept.

Business & Commerce


HB 909 Phillips

Relating to the tasting of alcoholic beverages by students enrolled in certain courses.

Business & Commerce


HB 910 Phillips/ Flynn/ White, James/ Riddle/ Guillen/ 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; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

State Affairs


HB 930 Miller, Doug

Relating to water well drillers and pump installers; authorizing fees.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 992 Bonnen, Dennis/ Martinez Fischer/ Bonnen, Greg/ Muñoz, Jr./ Miller, Rick/ et al.

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.

Finance


HB 994 Anchia/ Keffer/ Bohac/ Rose/ Canales/ et al.

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

Finance


HB 995 González, Mary

Relating to the establishment of stormwater control and recapture planning authorities in certain counties.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1039 Geren

Relating to the sale by package stores of containers of liquor with a capacity of less than six fluid ounces.

Business & Commerce


HB 1074 Metcalf

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 145; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Administration


HB 1094 Geren/ Kacal/ Tinderholt/ Martinez, "Mando"/ Herrero/ et al.

Relating to certain death benefits for survivors of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and others killed in the line of duty.

Business & Commerce


HB 1107 Phillips

Relating to criminal liability for certain federal motor carrier safety violations; creating a criminal offense.

Transportation


HB 1123 Paddie/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Meyer/ Dale/ Metcalf/ et al.

Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of possession or promotion of child pornography; changing the eligibility for parole.

Criminal Justice


HB 1140 Israel/ White, James/ King, Susan/ Coleman/ Stickland/ et al.

Relating to reports regarding the confinement of pregnant prisoners in county jails.

Criminal Justice


HB 1151 Thompson, Senfronia/ Collier/ Harless

Relating to sexual harassment protection for unpaid interns.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 1190 Guillen

Relating to the compensation of property owners whose property is damaged as a result of a pursuit involving a federal law enforcement agency.

State Affairs


HB 1251 Alvarado/ Geren/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Guillen

Relating to the transfer of compensation experience for purposes of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 1317 Bohac/ Spitzer/ Farias

Relating to a report on laws, standards, and policies regarding parking for persons with disabilities to be prepared by the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.

Business & Commerce


HB 1321 Bonnen, Dennis

Relating to route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties.

Transportation


HB 1348 Geren

Relating to the approval of certain alcoholic beverages by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Business & Commerce


HB 1372 Isaac/ Cyrier

Relating to the creation of the Cotton Center 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.

Administration


HB 1379 Sheets

Relating to the standard valuation for life insurance, accident and health insurance, and annuities and the nonforfeiture requirements of certain life insurance policies; amending provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty.

Business & Commerce


HB 1394 Burns/ et al.

Relating to the composition, governance, and authority of a regional tollway authority that has or proposes to have projects located in counties that are not part of the authority.

Transportation


HB 1422 Lozano/ Guillen

Relating to the restoration of expired eminent domain authority of certain rural rail transportation districts.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1464 Raymond/ King, Tracy O./ Guillen

Relating to the procedure for determining that certain land is no longer eligible for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land.

Finance


HB 1466 Bonnen, Dennis

Relating to Parks and Wildlife Department procedures for the transfer of ownership of boats or outboard motors; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1510 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to liability of persons who lease dwellings to persons with criminal records.

State Affairs


HB 1584 Farias/ Moody/ Walle/ Rodriguez, Justin/ Guillen

Relating to a voluntary donation to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a hunting or fishing license.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1658 Vo

Relating to the disqualification of certain temporary employees for unemployment compensation benefits.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 1661 Guerra/ Muñoz, Jr./ Lucio III/ Zerwas/ Sheffield/ et al.

Relating to Medicaid billing for the services of substitute dentists.

Health & Human Services


HB 1665 Bonnen, Dennis/ Keffer/ Larson/ Lucio III/ Stephenson

Relating to notice of water level fluctuations to purchasers of real property adjoining an impoundment of water.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1690 King, Phil/ Bonnen, Dennis/ Davis, Sarah/ Sheets/ Smithee/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses.

State Affairs


HB 1709 Harless

Relating to the closing, abandoning, and vacating of a public road by a county; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 1736 Villalba/ Oliveira

Relating to building energy efficiency performance standards.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 1741 Lucio III

Relating to route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties.

Transportation


HB 1762 Otto/ Zerwas/ Miller, Rick/ Geren/ Guillen

Relating to the creation of a health care advocacy program for veterans.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 1774 Lucio III

Relating to the jurisdiction and powers of and the referral of certain proceedings to a criminal law hearing officer in Cameron County.

Criminal Justice


HB 1779 Murr

Relating to the confidentiality of a physician's patient information in certain judicial proceedings.

State Affairs


HB 1794 Geren/ Harless/ Burkett/ Longoria/ Murphy/ et al.

Relating to suits brought by local governments for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; affecting civil penalties.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 1841 Bonnen, Greg

Relating to the applicability of the sales and use tax to certain insurance services.

Finance


HB 1862 Kuempel

Relating to notice of hospital and emergency medical services liens.

State Affairs


HB 1900 Rodriguez, Eddie/ Kacal/ Cyrier/ Moody/ Guillen

Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

Finance


HB 1914 Bonnen, Dennis/ Fallon

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

Criminal Justice


HB 1915 Herrero/ Hunter

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

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 1927 Bonnen, Greg/ Faircloth/ Laubenberg/ Fallon/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to the application to vote early by mail in more than one election.

State Affairs


HB 2037 Geren/ Darby/ et al.

Relating to compensation and leave for certain peace officers.

Criminal Justice


HB 2085 Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to the administration and oversight of overweight corridors; authorizing a fee.

Transportation


HB 2179 Lucio III

Relating to hearings that concern the issuance of permits by a groundwater conservation district.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 2201 Phillips

Relating to vacancies on the governing body of a Type A general-law municipality.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2230 Larson/ Lucio III/ Fallon

Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize an injection well used for oil and gas waste disposal to be used for the disposal of nonhazardous brine produced by a desalination operation or nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 2261 Villalba/ King, Phil

Relating to the transfer or termination of certain timeshare interests.

Business & Commerce


HB 2293 Darby

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

Finance


HB 2299 Riddle

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

Criminal Justice


HB 2358 Lucio III/ Anderson, Rodney/ et al.

Relating to the exemption from certain registration and licensing requirements and taxes for certain businesses and employees who enter this state in response to a disaster or emergency.

Business & Commerce


HB 2455 Burkett/ Villalba/ Farrar/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a task force to promote uniformity in the collection and reporting of information relating to family violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking.

Criminal Justice


HB 2521 Coleman/ Cyrier/ Schubert/ Morrison/ Cook/ et al.

Relating to transferring from the state to a county the revenue derived from oil and gas leases of land owned by the county to be used by the county for road maintenance purposes.

Finance


HB 2541 Zerwas/ Guillen

Relating to health benefit plan coverage of certain treatments for enrollees diagnosed with a terminal illness; authorizing administrative and civil penalties.

Business & Commerce


HB 2589 Phelan/ Fallon

Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for assaulting a disabled individual; increasing a criminal penalty.

Criminal Justice


HB 2599 Reynolds

Relating to the ability of certain county assistance districts to annex roads.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2612 Pickett/ Leach/ et al.

Relating to a report to the legislature regarding the elimination of toll roads.

Transportation


HB 2706 Wray

Relating to the value of personal property exempt from seizure by creditors.

Business & Commerce


HB 2732 Metcalf/ Meyer

Relating to recovery of covered unemployment compensation debt through participation in the federal Treasury Offset Program.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 2751 Guillen

Relating to the composition of the juvenile board of Atascosa County.

State Affairs


HB 2827 Phillips

Relating to the definition of homeland security activity.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations-S/C Border Security


HB 2828 Phillips

Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to obtain criminal history record information for certain persons, including employees, independent contractors, and volunteers.

Criminal Justice


HB 2853 Anderson, Rodney/ Alonzo

Relating to the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance.

Finance


HB 2879 González, Mary

Relating to a study by the General Land Office regarding the feasibility of creating a mechanism by which a governmental entity could acquire small parcels of real property in an area and convey them to a developer in order to ensure the property is developed in compliance with model subdivision rules.

Business & Commerce


HB 2926 Anchia/ Blanco

Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for at-risk developments.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2968 Guillen/ Bernal/ Larson

Relating to the preservation of the Alamo complex and surrounding area and to the Alamo Preservation Advisory Board.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 3027 Zerwas

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Competency-Based Education Grant Program for certain students enrolled in competency-based baccalaureate degree programs at certain institutions of higher education.

Higher Education


HB 3230 Rodriguez, Justin/ Minjarez/ Guillen

Relating to the determination of eligible costs and expenses for purposes of the franchise tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic structures.

Finance


HB 3337 Clardy/ Raymond

Relating to training and education for state agency administrators and employees.

Finance


HB 3342 Kuempel

Relating to interstate compacts and cooperative agreements relating to state purchasing.

Business & Commerce


HB 3523 Raymond/ Klick

Relating to improving the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term care services and supports.

Health & Human Services


HB 3618 Isaac

Relating to prohibiting camping and building fires in certain areas; creating a criminal offense.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 3685 Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Relating to the employment status of certain individuals engaged in rehabilitative work-training programs.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 4003 Laubenberg

Relating to the redaction of personally identifiable information of victims from juvenile court records.

State Affairs


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