Senate Floor Action for 5/13/2015

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Wednesday

May 13, 2015




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


SB 674 (CS) (LC)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to instruction regarding mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide in educator training programs.


SB 838 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the functions of the Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs, the Governor's Advisory Committee on Immigration and Refugees, and use of the state's disaster contingency fund for purposes related to immigration and refugees.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1316 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1408 Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a matching grant program for community development in certain municipalities and counties.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 1580 (CS) (LC)Garcia/ et al.

Relating to a study on homeless veterans.


SB 1835 (CS)Menéndez

Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle use tax for motor vehicles brought into this state by certain current or former military personnel.

1 Floor Amendment


SB 2039 (CS)Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 546; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


HB 225 (CS) (LC)Guillen/ Johnson/ King, Susan SP: Watson/ et al.

Relating to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of a suspected overdose and a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 440 (LC)Gonzales, Larry/ Márquez/ Simmons/ Villalba SP: Watson/ et al.

Relating to adapting the public school physical education curriculum to accommodate the needs of students with mental disabilities.


HB 908 (LC)Phillips SP: Estes/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and duties of the Red River Boundary Commission.


HB 1224 (LC)Lucio III SP: Perry/ et al.

Relating to the purposes for which the assets of certain revolving funds administered by the Texas Water Development Board may be used.


HB 1430 (LC)King, Susan SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the inclusion of mental health in the public services endorsement on a public school diploma and in information about health science career pathways.


HB 1993 (CS) (LC)Sheffield SP: Taylor, Van

Relating to the authorization of independent school districts to use electronic means to notify parents of a student's academic performance.


HB 2083 (LC)Darby/ Otto/ Cook/ Bonnen, Dennis/ Israel SP: Hancock

Relating to the determination of the appraised value of property for purposes of an ad valorem tax protest or appeal.


HB 2154 (CS) (LC)Dutton SP: Birdwell

Relating to the functions and operation of the State Office of Administrative Hearings.


HB 2410 (LC)Nevárez SP: Uresti

Relating to the annual audit of the books and records of the Maverick County Hospital District.


HB 2476 (CS) (LC)Guerra SP: Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the operations of health care funding districts in certain counties located on the Texas-Mexico border.


HB 2559 (LC)Zerwas SP: Watson

Relating to leases and other agreements relating to real property entered into by certain hospital districts.


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

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer screening.

1 Floor Amendment


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


SB 1624 (CS)Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to a requirement that certain entering students at a general academic teaching institution receive information regarding mental health and suicide prevention services.


The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:


SB 112 (LC)Taylor, Van SP: Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the authority of a magistrate to prohibit certain communications in an order for emergency protection; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.


SB 578 (LC)Hinojosa/ Rodríguez SP: Allen

Relating to providing inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice with information regarding reentry and reintegration resources.


SB 641 (CS) (LC)Schwertner SP: Raney

Relating to debit card or stored value card surcharges; providing a civil penalty.


SB 709 (CS)Fraser/ et al. SP: Morrison/ et al.

Relating to procedures for certain environmental permit applications.


Committee referral on the following:


HB 382 Canales/ Longoria/ Martinez, "Mando"/ Guillen/ Lucio III

Relating to public junior college district branch campuses, including a requirement that the South Texas Community College District establish an extension facility in a certain location.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 452 Alonzo

Relating to pretrial hearings in criminal cases in certain courts.

Criminal Justice


HB 530 Hernandez

Relating to the use of proceeds from criminal asset forfeiture to provide college scholarships to children of peace officers killed in the line of duty and to an annual report regarding the total value of forfeited property in this state.

Criminal Justice


HB 549 Johnson/ Geren/ Kuempel/ et al.

Relating to certain duties of the Commission on Jail Standards regarding visitation periods for county jail prisoners.

Criminal Justice


HB 554 Springer/ Pickett/ Simmons/ Guillen/ Frank/ et al.

Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of possessing or carrying a weapon in or into the secured area of an airport.

State Affairs


HB 633 Bonnen, Greg/ et al.

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain health care supplies.

Finance


HB 635 Price/ Leach/ Flynn/ Burkett/ Zerwas/ et al.

Relating to the disposition of fetal remains.

Health & Human Services


HB 823 Wu

Relating to criminal liability for certain federal motor carrier safety regulation violations; increasing a criminal penalty.

Transportation


HB 839 Naishtat/ Collier

Relating to eligibility for Medicaid and the child health plan program for certain children.

Health & Human Services


HB 884 Phelan

Relating to the abolishment of the Orange County child support office and to the divorce and contempt fees paid in Orange County.

State Affairs


HB 988 González, Mary/ Pickett/ Márquez/ Moody/ Blanco

Relating to a study of the feasibility of establishing a visitors center at Hueco Tanks State Park in El Paso County.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1072 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the eligibility of certain persons to serve on the board of a property owners' association.

Business & Commerce


HB 1119 Hernandez

Relating to a study assessing the statewide need for the replacement of mile markers on certain highways.

Transportation


HB 1318 Button/ Johnson/ Springer/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Leach/ et al.

Relating to the eligibility of presidential general election debates for distributions from a Major Events trust fund.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 1360 Isaac

Relating to the exemption of certain vehicles from registration fees.

Transportation


HB 1455 King, Phil/ Burrows

Relating to procedures required before certain condominium associations file a suit or initiate an arbitration proceeding for a defect or design claim.

State Affairs


HB 1457 Blanco/ Guillen

Relating to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veterans liaison.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 1629 Johnson/ Parker/ Isaac/ Anchia

Relating to crowdfunding portal regulations for small business development.

Business & Commerce


HB 1633 Romero, Jr.

Relating to application and notification requirements for a permit to drill an oil or gas well in or near an easement held by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 1702 Blanco/ Aycock

Relating to the elimination of the fee for the Gold Star mother, father, spouse, or family member specialty license plate.

Transportation


HB 1715 Oliveira

Relating to a report by the comptroller on wage theft.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 1799 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act.

State Affairs


HB 1807 Naishtat

Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to maintain an inventory of postsecondary educational programs and services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Higher Education


HB 1923 Naishtat

Relating to qualifications of special judges.

State Affairs


HB 1949 Springer/ Lozano

Relating to the annexation of county roads.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2162 Simmons

Relating to municipal regulation of the use of alarm systems; authorizing a municipal fee.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2186 Cook/ Harless/ Coleman/ Allen/ Huberty/ et al.

Relating to suicide prevention training for certain educators and other employees of a school district.

Education


HB 2257 White, James

Relating to certain emergency services districts that are exempted from filing an audit report.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 2313 Bohac

Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for items sold by certain nonprofit organizations through a vending machine; adding a provision subject to a criminal offense.

Finance


HB 2349 Aycock

Relating to public school assessment, performance standards, and course requirements.

Education


HB 2499 Thompson, Senfronia/ Herrero

Relating to the electronic filing of bail bonds.

Criminal Justice


HB 2511 Thompson, Senfronia/ Guillen

Relating to the creation of the human trafficking prevention business partnership.

Business & Commerce


HB 2549 Davis, Yvonne

Relating to the authority and operation of regional tollway authorities.

Transportation


HB 2610 King, Ken/ Keffer/ Springer/ et al.

Relating to the minimum number of minutes of instruction for students to be provided by public school districts and the scheduling of the last day of school for students by public school districts.

Education


HB 2660 Howard/ King, Ken/ Allen/ VanDeaver/ Guillen

Relating to Foundation School Program funding for students enrolled in an optional flexible school day program.

Education


HB 2665 Moody

Relating to access to and receipt of certain information regarding a ward by certain relatives of the ward.

State Affairs


HB 2691 King, Tracy O./ Darby/ et al.

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption and an oil and gas severance tax credit for the use of alternative base fluids in energized fracturing operations; imposing a civil penalty.

Finance


HB 2712 Geren/ Bohac

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

Finance


HB 2763 Thompson, Ed

Relating to a study of the current and potential economic impacts of recycling.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 2794 Farney/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to a delayed birth certificate; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs


HB 2811 King, Ken

Relating to a revision of the essential knowledge and skills of the public school foundation curriculum, the instructional materials allotment, and proclamations for the production of instructional materials.

Education


HB 2819 Deshotel

Relating to improvement projects of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas; providing authority to issue anticipation notes and time warrants.

Administration


HB 2894 Lozano

Relating to the election of certain county bail bond board members.

Administration


HB 2921 Paul

Relating to authorizing a recreation and wellness facility fee at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Higher Education


HB 2965 Gonzales, Larry/ Guillen

Relating to administrative support positions with the Texas Military Department.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations


HB 2974 Flynn/ Alonzo/ Paul/ Hernandez/ Stephenson/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to undertake a study of health benefit plans administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs


HB 3024 Guerra

Relating to coordination of dental benefits under certain insurance policies.

Business & Commerce


HB 3057 Murr

Relating to the creation of a pilot program for the purpose of controlling certain predatory animals.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 3070 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the disposition of remains.

State Affairs


HB 3077 Zerwas/ Price/ Darby/ Kacal/ Longoria

Relating to funding for trauma facilities, emergency medical services, and emergency medical air transportation.

Finance


HB 3193 Bernal

Relating to consideration of location of a bidder's or offeror's principal place of business in awarding certain municipal contracts.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3356 Lucio III

Relating to regulation of production of wells for retail public utilities by a groundwater conservation district.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 3387 Krause/ Murphy/ White, James/ Fallon

Relating to sex offender treatment as a condition of parole or mandatory supervision for certain releasees.

Criminal Justice


HB 3519 Guerra/ Zerwas/ Laubenberg/ Lucio III/ Sheffield/ et al.

Relating to the use of home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.

Health & Human Services


HB 3535 Collier/ Alvarado/ Bernal

Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for certain developments.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 3596 Huberty/ Nevárez

Relating to public school safety and security policies, procedures, and practices.

Education


HB 3601 Darby

Relating to the payment of interest by state agencies.

Business & Commerce


HB 3615 Isaac

Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenues in certain municipalities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 3628 Geren/ Lozano

Relating to the adoption by the Department of Public Safety of rules governing the use of unmanned aircraft in the Capitol Complex; creating a criminal offense.

Administration


HB 3651 Coleman/ Walle

Relating to the manufacture, sale, distribution, possession, and use of drugs not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration and the false representation that a substance is a drug approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration or intended for the prevention or treatment of diseases in humans; creating criminal offenses.

Health & Human Services


HB 3682 Geren

Relating to the categorization and resolution of violations of laws enforced by the Texas Ethics Commission.

State Affairs


HB 3683 Geren

Relating to the electronic filing of personal financial statements with the Texas Ethics Commission.

State Affairs


HB 3724 Herrero

Relating to the consideration of certain scientific evidence constituting the basis for an application for a writ of habeas corpus.

Criminal Justice


HB 3836 Giddings/ Koop/ Anchia/ Anderson, Rodney/ Meyer/ et al.

Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer early childhood education baccalaureate degree programs.

Higher Education


HB 3902 Vo

Relating to providing a voter in a party primary notice of party conventions.

State Affairs


HB 3982 Romero, Jr./ Walle/ White, James

Relating to solicitation of a person to buy drinks for consumption by an alcoholic beverage retailer or the retailer's employee; authorizing a civil penalty; amending a provision that is subject to a criminal penalty.

Business & Commerce


HB 4046 Alvarado/ Flynn/ Martinez Fischer/ Larson/ Johnson/ et al.

Relating to the confidentiality of student records.

Higher Education


HB 4059 Oliveira

Relating to limitations on annexation by and extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 4069 Smith

Relating to the regulation of barbering and cosmetology.

Business & Commerce


HB 4139 Bell

Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 141; providing authority to issue bonds and impose taxes.

Administration


HB 4141 Stephenson

Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 191; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Administration


HB 4153 Bell

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery-Grimes Counties Municipal Utility District No. 146; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Administration


HB 4154 Bell

Relating to the creation of the Grand Lake Estates Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 4156 Reynolds

Relating to the creation of Missouri City Management District No. 2; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 4159 Aycock

Relating to the creation of the Bell County Municipal Utility District No. 3; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 4160 Farney

Relating to the creation of the Burnet County 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.

Intergovernmental Relations


HB 4183 Isaac

Relating to the creation of the Hays County Municipal Utility District No. 7; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations


HCR 35 Farney/ Button/ Springer/ King, Ken/ et al.

Designating the cowboy hat as the official State Hat of Texas.

Administration


HCR 72 Lozano

Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to provide for a joint interim study regarding economic development in the Texas coastal region.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


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