SENATE FLOOR ACTION
May 28, 2015
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Recognizing Shanna Peeples for being named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.
The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:
Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to collect and study data on the participation of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to information collected by a regional tollway authority, regional mobility authority, regional transportation authority, metropolitan rapid transit authority, or coordinated county transportation authority.
Relating to an exemption from competitive bidding requirements for the procurement of services for victims of family violence.
Relating to a body worn camera program for certain law enforcement agencies in this state; creating a criminal offense; authorizing a fee.
Relating to prescriptions for certain controlled substances, access to information about those prescriptions, and the duties of prescribers and other entities registered with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration; authorizing fees.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state.
Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals.
Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of the rental or leasing of housing accommodations.
Relating to certain violations committed by long-term care facilities, including violations that constitute the abuse and neglect of residents.
Relating to school marshals for public junior colleges, notifying a parent or guardian whether an employee of a public junior college is appointed school marshal, and the confidentiality of information submitted to or collected by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement in connection with a certification for appointment as school marshal.
Relating to the licensing of vehicles for hire and passenger transportation services by certain airport governing boards; authorizing the imposition of fees; expanding the authorization to require an occupational license; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.
Relating to limited liability for an agritourism entity involved in an agritourism activity.
Relating to the authority of certain contiguous municipalities to agree to extend municipal court jurisdiction.
Relating to discovery of evidence of the net worth of a defendant in connection with a claim for exemplary damages.
Relating to the repeal of the inheritance tax.
Relating to provider access and assignment requirements for a Medicaid managed care organization.
Relating to education about congenital cytomegalovirus in infants.
Relating to the requirement that a parent appointed as a conservator of a child disclose certain information regarding family violence; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the courts authorized to hear certain matters relating to a capias pro fine.
Relating to the licensing of insurance agents and adjusters; providing a penalty.
Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
Relating to the operation of certain property owners' associations.
Relating to the operation of certain oversize or overweight vehicles transporting timber, timber products, or forestry equipment on certain public roadways.
Relating to the establishment of a multidisciplinary studies associate degree program at each public junior college.
Relating to the regulation of funding agreements, guaranteed investment contracts, and synthetic guaranteed investment contracts issued by a life insurer; clarifying certain provisions relating to insurer receivership.
Relating to the creation of a women veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.
Relating to the creation of a rural veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.
Relating to exemption from the sales tax for certain water-efficient products for a limited period.
Relating to the authorization of the imposition of administrative penalties on providers participating in certain Medicaid waiver programs.
Relating to the presentation of evidence in appraisal review board hearings on protests.
Relating to the setback requirements for a junkyard or an automotive wrecking and salvage yard; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
Relating to certain required reports, plans, and other documents prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education.
Relating to the appointment and terms of the board of hospital managers of the Dallas County Hospital District.
Relating to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles fund.
Relating to the regulation of chemical dependency treatment facilities and certain other facilities.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees.
Relating to expanding the powers and duties of the office of capital writs and renaming the office of capital writs the office of capital and forensic writs.
Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 151 as the Specialist Dane Balcon Memorial Bridge.
Relating to authorizing the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas to establish a statewide program for the prevention and detection of certain criminal offenses.
Relating to the regulation of emergency medical services.
Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 147; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the designation of the portion of State Highway 191 in Midland County as the Sergeant Michael Naylor Memorial Highway.
The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:
Relating to limitations on the rate of growth of appropriations for certain categories of spending.
Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; providing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the ethics of public officers and employees, the disclosure of certain political contributions, and related requirements and procedures; creating criminal offenses.
Relating to the essential knowledge and skills of the required public school curriculum, the administration of and reports relating to assessment instruments administered to public school students, the instructional materials allotment, and proclamations for the production of instructional materials.
Relating to the placement and use of video cameras in self-contained classrooms providing special education services.
Relating to the duty of the Water Conservation Advisory Council to submit a report and recommendations regarding water conservation in this state.
Relating to the abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund.
Relating to the operations of a municipally owned utility or municipal power agency; providing authority to issue bonds.
Relating to the practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.
Relating to requiring notice of the scheduling of an execution date and the issuance of a warrant of execution.
Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.
Relating to an exemption from length limitations for certain vehicles or combinations of vehicles used to transport harvest machines.
Relating to the commitment of juveniles in post-adjudication secure correctional facilities operated by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and by local probation departments.
Relating to the duties of the Title IV-D agency regarding the establishment, collection, and enforcement of child support.
Relating to agreements between the Department of Public Safety and counties for the provision of renewal and duplicate driver's license and other identification certificate services; authorizing a fee.
The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:
Relating to the elimination of the statute of limitations for the offenses of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault.
Relating to an executory contract for the conveyance of real property; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating criminal offenses.
Relating to a program to provide a free or reduced-price breakfast to eligible students attending a public school and the method of determining the number of educationally disadvantaged students.
Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses.
Relating to the efficiency of and consolidation of powers and duties within the health and human services system.
Relating to the release of a motor vehicle accident report; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.
Relating to the preservation of the Alamo complex.