SENATE FLOOR ACTION Tuesday March 15, 2005 THE SENATE SUSPENDED ALL NECESSARY RULES TO CONSIDER AND FINALLY PASS: SB 5 (CS) Staples/ Nelson Relating to the continuation and operation of the workers' compensation system of this state, including changing the name of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission to the Texas Department of Workers' Compensation, the powers and duties of the governing authority of that department, the provision of workers' compensation benefits to injured employees, and the regulation of workers' compensation insurers; providing administrative penalties. 26 FLOOR AMENDMENTS THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS: SR 369 Hinojosa Congratulating Thomas H. Sheppard on the occasion of his retirement. SR 374 Jackson, Mike/ Janek Recognizing March 15, 2005, as Brazoria County Day at the State Capitol. SR 381 West, Royce Recognizing March 15, 2005, as Minority Business Enterprise Public Policy Day at the State Capitol. HCR 106 Craddick SP: Seliger Commending former Mayor G. Thane Akins of Midland for his many contributions to his community.