Senate Floor Action for 5/31/2015

SENATE FLOOR ACTION



Sunday

May 31, 2015



 

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:


SR 1058 Zaffirini

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 1882.


SR 1061 Lucio

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 507.


SR 1064 Hancock

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 1295.


SR 1065 Taylor, Larry

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1905.


SR 1066 Taylor, Larry

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1842.


SR 1068 Hinojosa

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 928.


HCR 138 Phillips SP: Estes

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 1919.


HCR 143 Bonnen, Dennis SP: Nelson

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 32.


HCR 144 Anderson, Rodney SP: Eltife

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the House to make corrections in H.B. No. 2404.


HCR 147 Keough SP: Menéndez

Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections to H.B. 3184

 

The Senate discharged conferees and concurred in House amendments to the following:


SB 776 (CS) (LC)Fraser SP: Kacal/ et al.

Relating to the operations of a municipally owned utility or municipal power agency; providing authority to issue bonds.

 

The Senate failed to adopt:


HB 2162 (CS)Simmons SP: Campbell

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


The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:


SB 313 (CS) (LC)Seliger SP: Aycock

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.


SB 507 Lucio/ et al. SP: Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the placement and use of video cameras in self-contained classrooms providing special education services.


SB 551 (LC)Seliger SP: Keffer

Relating to the duty of the Water Conservation Advisory Council to submit a report and recommendations regarding water conservation in this state.


SB 632 (CS) (LC)Fraser/ et al. SP: Button/ et al.

Relating to the abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund.


SB 1007 (CS) (LC)Eltife SP: Kuempel

Relating to the practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.


SB 1316 (CS) (LC)Watson SP: Alvarado

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


SB 1338 (CS) (LC)Perry SP: Springer

Relating to an exemption from length limitations for certain vehicles or combinations of vehicles used to transport harvest machines.


SB 1630 (CS)Whitmire SP: Turner, Sylvester/ et al.

Relating to the commitment of juveniles in post-adjudication secure correctional facilities operated by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and by local probation departments.


SB 1756 (LC)Taylor, Van SP: Phillips

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.


SB 1882 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini SP: Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to a bill of rights for wards under guardianship.


SB 1964 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa SP: Martinez, "Mando"

Relating to the imposition of additional fees for filing civil cases and for recording certain documents in Hidalgo County and Cameron County.


SB 1999 (CS) (LC)Menéndez SP: Coleman

Relating to adult day services facilities.


HB 6 (CS)Otto/ Frank/ et al. SP: Hinojosa

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.


HB 18 Aycock/ Workman/ Schubert/ Galindo/ Peña SP: Perry/ et al.

Relating to college and career readiness training for certain public school counselors and postsecondary advisors.


HB 26 (CS) (LC)Button/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Ashby/ Springer/ Parker/ et al. SP: Fraser/ et al.

Relating to state economic development measures, including abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund, creation of the governor's university research initiative, and the administration of programs to support certain events.


HB 200 Keffer/ Lucio III SP: Perry/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of groundwater.


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

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.


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

Relating to the retirement benefits for certain elected state officials.


HB 824 (LC)Kuempel SP: Eltife

Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages to customers of a package store during certain hours.


HB 991 (CS)Bohac/ Capriglione/ Villalba/ Fallon SP: Huffines

Relating to the display of notice of federal and state tax rates for motor fuel sold at retail.


HB 1295 (LC)Capriglione/ Geren/ Fallon SP: Hancock

Relating to the disclosure of interested parties by persons contracting with governmental entities and state agencies.


HB 1396 Workman SP: Burton/ et al.

Relating to the construction of certain statutes and rules that create or define criminal offenses and penalties and a review of certain penal laws of this state.


HB 1559 Parker/ Minjarez SP: Taylor, Larry

Relating to public school Internet website information concerning local programs and services available to assist homeless students.


HB 1842 (CS)Aycock/ Dutton/ Bohac/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Farney SP: Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to public school accountability, including the expansion of or renewal of the charter of an open-enrollment charter school and the intervention in and sanction of a public school that has received an academically unsuccessful performance rating for at least two consecutive school years.


HB 1905 Springer/ Simmons/ Goldman/ Wray/ Fallon SP: Taylor, Larry

Relating to the repeal of certain alcoholic beverage taxes and the tax on controlled substances.


HB 2205 (CS)Crownover/ VanDeaver/ Schaefer SP: Seliger

Relating to the State Board for Educator Certification, educator preparation programs, and educator certification.


HB 2291 Parker/ Meyer/ Frullo/ Villalba/ Fallon/ et al. SP: Perry

Relating to increasing the punishment for certain persons convicted of the offense of possession or promotion of child pornography.


HB 3106 Huberty/ Phelan SP: Creighton

Relating to the period of time allowed for appointment of a board of managers for a school district.


HB 3615 (CS) (LC)Isaac SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenues in certain municipalities and the authority of certain counties to impose a county hotel occupancy tax; authorizing the imposition of a tax.


HB 3736 Davis, Sarah/ Fallon SP: Huffman

Relating to conflicts of interest by members of state agency governing boards and governing officers; creating a criminal offense.


HB 4175 Thompson, Senfronia SP: Taylor, Larry

Relating to eminent domain powers of certain conservation and reclamation districts.

 

The Senate discharged conferees on:


HB 3474 (CS)Coleman SP: Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to issues affecting counties and other governmental entities.


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