SENATE FLOOR ACTION Monday February 28,2005 THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS: SR 237 Shapiro/ West, Royce Welcoming Texas Teen Court participants to the State Capitol on February 28, 2005. SR 256 Deuell Recognizing February 28, 2005, as Rockwall County Day at the State Capitol. SR 262 West, Royce Recognizing February 28, 2005, as Prairie View A&M University Alumni Day at the State Capitol. SR 269 Ellis Congratulating Prairie View A&M University on its 130th anniversary. HCR 47 Dukes/ Hughes/ et al. SP: Barrientos Concurrent resolution honoring the life of civil rights leader James Leonard Farmer, Jr. HCR 60 Isett SP: Duncan Honoring Gail Platt of Lubbock for her 20 years of service to the Texas Community College Teachers Association. HCR 79 Anderson SP: Averitt Recognizing February 28, 2005, as West Day at the State Capitol. HCR 80 Anderson SP: Averitt Congratulating the Crawford High School Pirates football team on their championship season. HCR 81 Anderson SP: Averitt Congratulating the Crawford High School cheerleading squad on their championship season. HCR 82 Anderson SP: Averitt Congratulating the Crawford High School Band on their contribution to the community. HCR 83 Rose/ Nixon SP: Nelson Recognizing National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 27 through March 5, 2005. THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED: SB 506 Shapleigh Relating to the sale of life insurance to military personnel. State Affairs SB 507 Wentworth Relating to alternative dispute resolution of certain contract claims against the state. State Affairs SB 508 Wentworth Relating to the confidentiality of certain communications involving an ombudsman's office established by an employer. Business & Commerce SB 509 Armbrister Relating to the repeal of the restriction on the amount of money in the water infrastructure fund that may be used for certain purposes in a fiscal year. Natural Resources SB 510 Lucio Relating to the first instructional day of a school year for public school students. Education SB 511 Deuell Relating to public testimony at regular meetings of the governing board of a general academic teaching institution. S/C on Higher Education SB 512 Deuell Relating to the criminal penalty for the unlawful delivery of a dangerous drug on a school bus or in a drug-free zone. Criminal Justice SB 513 Deuell Relating to the prosecution of the offense of credit card or debit card abuse. Criminal Justice SB 514 Deuell Relating to the conversion of the Verandah Fresh Water Supply District of Hunt County to a municipal utility district; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. Intergovernmental Relations SB 515 Deuell Relating to the creation of the Sunrise Municipal Utility District of Hunt County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. Intergovernmental Relations SB 516 Deuell Relating to the creation of the Union Valley Ranch Municipal Utility District of Hunt County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. Intergovernmental Relations SB 517 Armbrister Relating to studies or projects concerning coastal erosion that may be undertaken by the General Land Office in conjunction with qualified project partners. S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources SB 518 Ellis Relating to the licensing and regulation of Canadian pharmacies for the dispensing of prescription drugs in this state. Health & Human Services SB 519 Armbrister Relating to compliance histories for and incentives to reward compliance performance by entities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Natural Resources SB 520 Madla Relating to liability of physician assistants who provide certain emergency care. State Affairs SB 521 Madla/ Eltife Relating to exemptions from the law governing emergency medical services for certain transfer vehicles and staff and to the minimum qualifications for obtaining an emergency medical services provider license. Health & Human Services SB 522 Armbrister Relating to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System; providing an administrative penalty. State Affairs SB 523 Deuell Relating to the regional emergency medical dispatch resource center pilot program. Health & Human Services SB 524 Eltife Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Cass County. Jurisprudence SB 525 Hinojosa Relating to requiring the corroboration of certain testimony to support a criminal conviction. Criminal Justice SB 526 Hinojosa Relating to a county's authority to impose a records archive fee. Intergovernmental Relations SB 527 Hinojosa Relating to authorizing a sports recreation and wellness facility fee at The University of Texas-Pan American. S/C on Higher Education SB 528 Hinojosa Relating to the installment payment of tuition and fees charged by a public junior college for a summer term. S/C on Higher Education SB 529 Hinojosa Relating to the tuition charged for certain courses repeated by students attending public junior colleges. S/C on Higher Education SB 530 West, Royce Relating to a fixed tuition rate provided by general academic teaching institutions to certain students for satisfactory academic progress and performance. Education SB 531 West, Royce Relating to the tuition charged for certain courses repeated by students attending public junior colleges. S/C on Higher Education SB 532 Shapiro Relating to tuition for a student registered in a public junior college. Education SB 533 Fraser Relating to the state's goal for renewable energy. Business & Commerce SB 534 Lindsay/ Hinojosa Relating to the authority of county attorneys in certain counties to enforce certain provisions relating to real property. Jurisprudence SB 535 Whitmire Relating to termination or suspension without pay of certain public school district employees. Education SB 536 Van de Putte Relating to reimbursement under certain health benefit plans for services provided by licensed podiatrists. State Affairs SB 537 Deuell Relating to the registration of antique boats with the Parks and Wildlife Department. Natural Resources SB 538 Deuell Relating to evidence establishing ownership of a vessel for a certificate of title issued by the Parks and Wildlife Department. Natural Resources SB 539 Seliger Relating to the prosecution of the offense of credit card or debit card abuse. Criminal Justice SB 540 Seliger Relating to the computation of wealth per student in certain school districts. Education SB 541 Seliger Relating to the confidentiality of photographs of certain residential property held by an appraisal district. Intergovernmental Relations SB 542 West, Royce Relating to the authority of the attorney general to bring suit on behalf of individuals injured by unlawful practices in restraint of trade. Business & Commerce SB 543 Shapleigh Relating to the authority of a member, agency, or committee of the legislature to receive on request one copy of public information from a governmental body without charge. State Affairs SB 544 Shapleigh Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas. Criminal Justice SB 545 Madla Relating to the creation of the Type 2 Diabetes Screening Program Advisory Council and the establishment of a Type 2 diabetes screening program for school children. Education SB 546 Madla Relating to permits for the commercial composting of grease trap waste. Natural Resources SB 547 Madla Relating to voter eligibility and registration in El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1. Intergovernmental Relations SB 548 Ellis Relating to the manner in which the Board of Pardons and Paroles performs duties related to clemency in capital cases. Criminal Justice SB 549 Ellis Relating to the disclosure of information relating to the investment of the permanent university fund and other funds under the management and control of the board of regents of The University of Texas System. Education SB 550 Duncan Relating to the compensation of security personnel of certain courts. Jurisprudence SB 551 Duncan Relating to certain exemptions from the requirement to be licensed to perform electrical work. Business & Commerce SB 552 Duncan Relating to the creation of magistrates in Nolan County. Jurisprudence SB 553 Duncan/ Ellis Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices. Jurisprudence SB 554 Duncan Relating to the liability of an ERISA-regulated employee benefit plan under certain state law. State Affairs SB 555 Janek Relating to requirements for certain medical treatment consent forms. State Affairs SB 556 Brimer Relating to the collection of certain fines, penalties, expenses, and interest by certain municipalities. Intergovernmental Relations SB 557 Brimer Relating to the collection of the tax on gasoline and diesel fuel and to the use of the certain revenue from the tax. Finance SB 558 Brimer Relating to the application of the sales tax to services for repairing and remodeling certain commercial properties. Finance SB 559 Brimer Relating to the limitation on appraised value of certain property under the Texas Economic Development Act and to the continuation of that Act. S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev. SB 560 Carona Relating to court orders for discovery in a criminal case. Criminal Justice SB 561 Carona Relating to the procedure for determining the incompetency of a defendant to stand trial. Jurisprudence SB 562 Janek Relating to the creation of health savings accounts for certain state employees and retirees and their dependents. State Affairs SB 563 Janek Relating to the prevention of Medicaid fraud; providing penalties. Health & Human Services SB 564 Barrientos Relating to the establishment of a program for the disposition of electronic equipment in a manner that protects the water and other natural resources of the state; providing a criminal penalty. Natural Resources SB 565 Deuell Relating to the posting of a list of employees in certain child-care facilities and family homes. Health & Human Services SB 566 Deuell Relating to a Medicaid buy-in program for employed persons with disabilities. Health & Human Services SB 567 Deuell Relating to requiring a taxing unit to include in the public notice of a hearing on the adoption of an ad valorem tax rate certain information relating to the taxing unit's budget and appraisal roll. Finance SB 593 Carona Relating to the governor's study of emerging technology and economic development. S/C on Emerging Technologies & Economic Dev.