Senate Floor Action for 5/21/2015

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Thursday

May 21, 2015




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


SB 93 (CS) (LC)Ellis/ et al.

Relating to the suspension of a driver's license for failure to pay a surcharge.


SB 2016 Lucio

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

2 Floor Amendments


HB 7 (CS)Darby/ Otto/ Howard/ Turner, Sylvester/ Murr/ et al. SP: Nelson

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.

7 Floor Amendments


HB 184 (LC)Dale/ Gonzales, Larry/ Farney SP: Schwertner

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


HB 479 (LC)Bell/ Metcalf SP: Perry

Relating to transfer of the regional emergency medical dispatch resource centers program to the Commission on State Emergency Communications.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 716 Lozano SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the certification of certain peace officers to enforce commercial motor vehicle safety standards.


HB 721 Farias/ Minjarez/ Guillen SP: Campbell

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


HB 833 (LC)Clardy SP: Nichols

Relating to certain holders of motor home manufacturer's and dealer's licenses.


HB 942 (LC)Kacal/ Morrison/ Flynn/ Keffer/ King, Tracy O./ et al. SP: Birdwell

Relating to the storage of certain hazardous chemicals; transferring enforcement of certain reporting requirements, including the imposition of criminal, civil, and administrative penalties, from the Department of State Health Services to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; reenacting a criminal offense.


HB 973 (LC)Hernandez/ Coleman SP: Garcia

Relating to the compensation and per diem compensation of emergency services commissioners in certain counties.


HB 994 (CS)Anchia/ Keffer/ Bohac/ Rose/ Canales/ et al. SP: West/ et al.

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

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1212 (CS)Price/ Coleman/ Naishtat/ Zerwas/ Bonnen, Greg/ et al. SP: Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain offenses under the Texas Controlled Substances Act and the regulation and scheduling of certain substances; creating criminal offenses.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1709 (LC)Harless SP: Zaffirini

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

1 Floor Amendment


HB 1878 Laubenberg/ Coleman/ Guerra/ Bonnen, Greg/ Giddings/ et al. SP: Taylor, Van

Relating to the provision of telemedicine medical services in a school-based setting, including the reimbursement of providers under the Medicaid program for those services.


HB 2027 (LC)Bonnen, Greg/ Faircloth/ Laubenberg/ Fallon/ Villalba SP: Hancock/ et al.

Relating to establishing precincts for elections held on a uniform election date by certain political subdivisions.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2100 (CS) (LC)Hernandez SP: Garcia

Relating to the creation of the East Houston Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 2679 (LC)Flynn SP: Estes

Relating to the powers of a public facility corporation.

1 Floor Amendment


HB 3236 (LC)Fletcher SP: Bettencourt

Relating to the extension of the portion of U.S. Highway 290 in Harris County designated as the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway.


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


SB 1568 Lucio

Relating to the issuance of interest-bearing time warrants by school districts.


HB 801 (CS)King, Ken SP: Eltife

Relating to planning for the use of and liability resulting from prescribed burns by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

 

The Senate reconsidered passage to engrossment, amended and again passed to engrossment:


SB 1639 (CS)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the procedures for municipal annexations.

1 Floor Amendment


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


SB 531 (CS)Campbell/ et al.

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.


The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:


SB 746 (CS)Whitmire/ et al. SP: Turner, Sylvester

Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators; amending provisions subject to criminal penalties.


SB 1081 (CS)Creighton SP: Huberty

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


SB 1107 (LC)Eltife SP: Smithee

Relating to contingent deferred annuity contracts.


Committee referral on the following:


HB 63 González, Mary/ Farrar/ White, James/ Blanco

Relating to state collaboration with federally recognized Indian tribes.

State Affairs


HB 65 McClendon/ Naishtat/ Zerwas/ Coleman/ et al.

Relating to disease control pilot programs to reduce the risk of certain communicable diseases; authorizing fees.

Health & Human Services


HB 335 Thompson, Ed/ Smithee/ Bonnen, Greg/ Keough/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ et al.

Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

Business & Commerce


HB 364 Dutton/ Guillen

Relating to the child support obligation of an obligor during the obligor's confinement in jail or prison.

State Affairs


HB 964 Howard/ Darby/ Riddle

Relating to the calculation of the rollback tax rate of a school district.

Finance


HB 1459 Bohac

Relating to the powers and duties of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


HB 1513 Fletcher

Relating to the minimum size of a tract of land used to raise or keep bees in order for the tract to be eligible for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

Finance


HB 1625 Faircloth/ Guillen/ Keough/ Gutierrez

Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain lightbulbs for a limited period.

Finance


HB 1891 Rodriguez, Eddie/ Farney/ Turner, Sylvester/ VanDeaver/ Aycock

Relating to Texas community schools.

Education


HB 2346 Pickett

Relating to granting limited state law enforcement authority to commissioned law enforcement officers of a Federal Reserve bank.

Criminal Justice


HB 2392 Anchia/ Keffer

Relating to the establishment of a residential energy efficiency loan program.

Business & Commerce


HB 2684 Giddings/ Walle

Relating to the creation of a model training curriculum and to the required training for certain school district peace officers and school resource officers.

Criminal Justice


HB 2870 Alonzo

Relating to the regulation of firefighters and fire departments by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 3184 McClendon/ Keough/ et al.

Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of victim-offender mediation programs; authorizing fees.

Criminal Justice


HB 3522 Longoria/ Laubenberg/ Flynn

Relating to photo identification requirements for certain stored value card purchases.

Business & Commerce


HB 3660 Dutton

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

Business & Commerce


HB 3971 King, Susan/ Naishtat

Relating to the development of neighborhood and community engagement plans for residents of certain group homes.

Health & Human Services


HB 4015 Martinez Fischer

Relating to land bank demonstration programs.

Natural Resources & Economic Development


HB 4158 Bell

Relating to the creation of the East Waller County Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Administration


HB 4178 Farney

Relating to the creation of the Williamson County Municipal Utility District No. 31; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Administration


HB 4179 Farney

Relating to the creation of the Williamson County Municipal Utility District No. 32; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Administration


HB 4196 Stephenson

Relating to the powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 65 of Fort Bend County, Texas; providing authority to issue bonds payable from taxes.

Administration


HB 4204 Farney

Relating to the creation of the Williamson County Municipal Utility District No. 33; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Administration


HB 4206 Riddle

Relating to the powers and duties of the Dowdell Public Utility District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

Administration


HCR 26 Flynn/ et al.

Urging the United States Congress to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Business & Commerce


HCR 74 Davis, Yvonne

Directing the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to support the creation of a model water recycling project in an appropriate location.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs


Committee re-referral on the following:


HB 91 Flynn/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ White, James/ King, Susan/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of raw milk and raw milk products; adding a provision subject to a criminal penalty.

Re-referred from Health & Human Services to Intergovernmental Relations


HB 1265 Wu/ Murphy/ Alvarado/ Ashby/ Villalba/ et al.

Relating to a deceptive act or practice involving a solicitation in connection with a good or service.

Re-referred from State Affairs to Business & Commerce


Recommitted to committee on the following:


HB 1532 Geren SP: Eltife

Relating to quarterly reporting of political contributions and expenditures by certain candidates, officeholders, and political committees; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

Business & Commerce


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