SENATE FLOOR ACTION Tuesday May 24, 2005 THE SENATE SUSPENDED ALL NECESSARY RULES TO CONSIDER AND FINALLY PASS: HJR 80 Krusee SP: Ogden Proposing a constitutional amendment clarifying that certain economic development programs do not constitute a debt. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 164 (CS)(LC) Berman/ Flynn/ Phillips/ Madden/ Driver/ et al. SP: Estes Relating to the civil and criminal consequences of engaging in conduct related to the manufacture of methamphetamine and to the distribution and retail sales of certain chemical substances. 2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 209 Goodman SP: Averitt Relating to challenging an acknowledgment of paternity executed by a minor. HB 240 Goolsby SP: Lucio Relating to the right of an adopted person to have access to the person's original birth certificate. HB 345 Solomons SP: Seliger Relating to the disclosure of certain information provided on a voter registration application. HB 412 Turner/ et al. SP: Van de Putte Relating to the use of credit scoring and credit history by certain telecommunications and electric service providers. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 551 Phillips SP: Estes Relating to a project of a development corporation in connection with a primary job. HB 646 Otto SP: Seliger Relating to the provision of certain reports and records requested by the attorney general. HB 664 Isett SP: Duncan Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business in awarding certain municipal and school district contracts. HB 789 King, Phil/ Edwards SP: Fraser Relating to furthering competition in the telecommunications industry. 5 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 823 (CS) Keel/ Pena/ Gonzalez Toureilles/ Eissler/ Hupp/ et al. SP: Hinojosa Relating to the applicability of the offense of unlawful carrying of weapons to certain persons and to the consequence of certain presumptions in the prosecution of a criminal offense. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 843 Truitt/ Riddle SP: Nelson Relating to relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate certain communication facility structures in certain circumstances; providing a penalty. HB 867 Allen, Ray SP: Shapiro Relating to the registration and supervision of sex offenders; providing penalties. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 916 Woolley/ et al. SP: Nelson Relating to creating the Texas Health Care Policy Council. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 988 Chisum SP: Lucio Relating to the county in which a seller of a motor vehicle may file an application for registration and certificate of title. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 1006 (CS) Isett/ Bohac/ Eissler/ Gattis/ Crabb/ et al. SP: Janek Relating to the adoption of ad valorem tax rates by taxing units and to related tax bills. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 1053 Hope SP: Staples Relating to the location of certain municipal solid waste landfills. 2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 1068 Driver SP: Hinojosa Relating to the collection and analysis of evidence and testimony based on forensic analysis, crime laboratory accreditation, DNA testing, and the creation and maintenance of DNA records; providing a penalty. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 1107 Chavez/ Pickett SP: Shapleigh Relating to procedures for obtaining relief from local matching funds requirements for highway projects. HB 1116 Solomons/ Hamric/ Truitt/ Dunnam SP: Nelson Relating to the governmental entities subject to the sunset review process. 4 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 1137 Smith, Wayne SP: Seliger Relating to the authority of the Department of Public Safety to enter into agreements with foreign countries for issuance of driver's licenses. HB 1172 Brown, Fred SP: Zaffirini Relating to policies and measures to promote timely graduation of students from public institutions of higher education. 2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 1379 Jones, Jesse SP: Deuell Relating to the admissibility in a civil action of certain information relating to identify theft. 1 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 1481 Gattis SP: Wentworth Relating to the offense of disobeying certain motor vehicle traffic warning devices. HB 1485 Thompson/ McCall/ Hamric SP: Ellis Relating to health benefit plan coverage for screening tests for human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. HB 1516 Isett/ Swinford SP: Duncan Relating to the Department of Information Resources' management of state electronic services. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 1601 Madden SP: Averitt Relating to the use of interpreter services in a criminal case. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 1611 Chisum/ Turner/ Allen, Ray/ Hochberg/ Edwards/ et al. SP: Armbrister/ et al. Relating to the use of money for the low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement program; making an appropriation. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 1634 Allen, Ray/ Hopson/ Otto/ Blake SP: Gallegos Relating to arson and arson investigation; creating offenses. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 1701 Keel/ Hodge SP: Williams Relating to the defense of indigent persons accused of a criminal offense. HB 1765 Morrison/ Ritter/ Kolkhorst/ Deshotel/ McCall/ et al. SP: Shapiro Relating to the creation of programs and funding for emerging technology industries. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 1772 Miller SP: Fraser Relating to permitting a general-law municipality to annex land in certain circumstances. 1 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT 4 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 1791 Naishtat/ et al. SP: Barrientos Relating to application of the hazing statutes to private institutions of higher education; providing penalties. HB 1823 Dutton/ Farrar/ Smith, Wayne/ Leibowitz SP: Lucio Relating to the rights of a purchaser under an executory contract for conveyance of real property. 2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 1892 Eiland SP: Barrientos Relating to excluding certain challenge courses from regulation as amusement rides. HB 2110 Berman/ Driver/ Hupp/ Keel/ King, Phil/ et al. SP: Eltife Relating to the applicability of certain weapon laws to certain judges and prosecutors. 2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 2129 Bonnen SP: Armbrister Relating to energy-saving measures that reduce the emission of air contaminants. 4 COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS 8 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 2193 Madden/ Turner/ Allen, Ray/ McReynolds/ Haggerty SP: Whitmire Relating to the operation of a system of community supervision. HB 2217 McCall SP: Staples Relating to the management of public school land and the permanent school fund. 2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 2218 McCall SP: Brimer Relating to the regulation of money services businesses; providing a penalty. HB 2335 (CS) Corte SP: Shapleigh Relating to certain duties of state agencies with regard to members of the United States armed forces and their dependents and the communities in which they reside. 4 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 2376 (LC) Elkins SP: Jackson, Mike Relating to the environmental regulation and remediation of dry cleaning facilities; imposing a penalty. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 2421 Chavez/ Villarreal/ Castro/ Leibowitz/ et al. SP: Zaffirini Relating to the use of an employer assessment to fund the skills development program and authorizing the Texas Workforce Commission to develop new job incentive programs. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 2491 (A) Puente/ Paxton/ Goodman SP: Armbrister Relating to the administration and collection of ad valorem taxes, including the transfer of an ad valorem tax lien and a contract for foreclosure of an ad valorem tax lien; amending, correcting, and clarifying the Tax Code, Property Code, and Civil Practice and Remedies Code. 5 COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS 5 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 2579 Rodriguez/ Hupp/ Davis, John SP: Zaffirini Relating to procedures to ensure the involvement of parents or guardians of children placed in certain institutions. HB 2701 Crownover SP: Janek Relating to higher education authorities. HB 2753 Pitts SP: Ogden Relating to the powers, duties, and functions of the Legislative Budget Board. HB 2806 Morrison SP: West, Royce Relating to the regulation of career schools and colleges. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 2808 (CS)(LC) Morrison SP: West, Royce Relating to the P-16 Council and to the functioning of certain educational programs. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 2868 Frost/ Rose/ Martinez Fischer/ Van Arsdale/ et al. SP: Hinojosa Relating to civil liability for provision of alcohol to a minor. HB 2932 Delisi/ Rodriguez/ Isett SP: Zaffirini Relating to requiring state agency purchasing personnel to disclose certain family relationships with business entities receiving certain state agency contracts. HB 2955 (CS)(LC) Hamric SP: Lindsay Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 2958 Hamric SP: Lindsay Relating to the creation of freight rail districts; granting authority to issue bonds or other similar obligations to create public debt; granting the power of eminent domain. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 3093 (LC) Pena SP: West, Royce Relating to ex parte petitions for the expunction of criminal records and files. 2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 3098 Laubenberg SP: Deuell Relating to the composition of the Rockwall County Juvenile Board. HB 3111 Corte SP: Janek Relating to authorizing the presiding officer of a political subdivision to order an evacuation in certain emergency circumstances. HB 3434 Hartnett SP: Wentworth Relating to testamentary and nontestamentary transfers of property and other benefits and the administration of those benefits. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 3526 Hochberg SP: Ellis Relating to the creation of the Greater Sharpstown Management District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue a bond or similar obligation. HB 3527 Haggerty SP: Shapleigh Relating to the ability of certain water supply or sewer service corporations to dissolve and transfer assets to a municipality. HB 3534 Denny SP: Nelson Relating to the creation of the Denton County Municipal Utility District No. 6; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. HB 3539 Hupp SP: Fraser Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Saratoga Underground Water Conservation District. 1 FLOOR AMENDMENT HB 3540 Pitts SP: Ogden Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities; providing penalties. 7 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 3546 Otto SP: Williams Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 5, 6, and 7; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. HB 3569 Guillen SP: Zaffirini Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Zapata County Municipal Utility District No. 2. HB 3574 Giddings SP: Deuell Relating to the creation of the Dallas County Municipal Utility District No. 3; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. HB 3582 Brown, Betty SP: Deuell Relating to the Kingsborough Municipal Utility District Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Kaufman County. THE SENATE SUSPENDED THE REGULAR ORDER, READ THIRD TIME, AND PASSED: HB 3016 Hill SP: Staples Relating to the determination of the market value of certain drug supplies for ad valorem property tax purposes. THE SENATE SUSPENDED THE REGULAR ORDER, READ SECOND TIME, AND PASSED TO THIRD READING: HB 1579 (CS)(LC) Kolkhorst/ Eiland/ Griggs/ Smith, Todd/ Berman/ et al. SP: Duncan Relating to certain retired school employees and the powers and duties of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. 3 FLOOR AMENDMENTS HB 2233 (CS) Keffer, Jim SP: Duncan Relating to state and certain local fiscal matters; providing a penalty. 18 FLOOR AMENDMENTS THE SENATE REFUSED TO SUSPEND THE REGULAR ORDER TO CONSIDER: HB 1096 (A)(LC) Edwards SP: Ellis Relating to the regulation of dogs in certain municipalities; creating an offense. THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS: SR 985 Williams In memory of Thomas Edgar Jackson of Beaumont. SR 1005 Zaffirini Recognizing Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria as a new corporate citizen of Texas and honoring Senor Goirigolzarri, Senor Aznar and Senor Meyer-Dohner. HCR 195 Pena SP: Hinojosa Honoring the life of Jeramie Espinoza. THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE PASSED ON THE LOCAL AND UNCONTESTED BILLS CALENDAR: SB 178 Brimer Relating to regulation of sharing of certain profits and fees by premium finance companies and certain related persons or entities. SB 1296 Deuell Relating to development regulations for certain unincorporated areas associated with the watersheds of Cedar Creek Lake, the Trinity River, and the East Fork of the Trinity River; providing a penalty. SB 1544 West, Royce Relating to the purchasing and contracting practices of public junior college districts; providing criminal penalties. HB 68 McClendon SP: Williams Relating to public nuisance actions involving criminal street gangs. HB 126 Berman SP: Eltife Relating to the penalty for tampering with a governmental record establishing residency for enrollment in a public school. HB 129 Berman/ Orr/ Cook, Robby/ Blake/ McReynolds/ et al. SP: Eltife/ et al. Relating to the authority to require a convicted person to perform manual labor for a nonprofit organization or a cemetery maintained by the county. HB 160 McCall/ Branch/ Eiland/ Hughes/ et al. SP: Wentworth Relating to motor vehicles equipped with recording devices. HB 248 Goodman SP: Harris Relating to the amendment of certain qualified domestic relations orders. HB 252 Goodman SP: Harris Relating to the use of parenting plans and parenting coordinators in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. HB 258 Pena SP: Hinojosa Relating to authorizing a sports recreation and wellness facility fee at The University of Texas--Pan American. HB 265 Smith, Wayne SP: Eltife Relating to the time for processing a municipal building permit. HB 291 Goolsby SP: Carona Relating to victim notification regarding the release of certain defendants following acquittal by reason of insanity. HB 308 Hope SP: Staples Relating to discipline in public schools and the assignment of certain public school students involved in a sexual assault. HB 352 Goodman SP: Brimer Relating to the collection of municipal hotel occupancy taxes. HB 410 Goodman SP: Harris Relating to the property interests of spouses in connection with certain separate and community property. HB 422 Casteel SP: Wentworth Relating to park and recreation districts. HB 549 Phillips/ Guillen SP: Seliger Relating to prohibiting the introduction of certain items in correctional facilities. HB 598 Blake/ McReynolds SP: Staples Relating to a recreational sports fee at Stephen F. Austin State University. HB 629 Solomons/ et al. SP: Brimer Relating to notice required for a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien in certain circumstances. HB 657 Bonnen/ et al. SP: Averitt Relating to terminating the parent-child relationship of a parent convicted of certain crimes. HB 754 Gattis/ Rose SP: Fraser Relating to transportation of loose materials. HB 788 Hardcastle SP: Duncan Relating to the jurisdiction of the district court and the transfer of cases from the county courts in the 50th Judicial District to the district court. HB 798 Uresti SP: Van de Putte Relating to release of a child taken into protective custody by a law enforcement or juvenile probation officer. HB 840 Riddle/ Keel/ Cook, Byron/ Anchia SP: Williams Relating to the forfeiture of contraband used to facilitate or intended to be used to facilitate the commission of certain criminal offenses. HB 841 Kolkhorst SP: Wentworth Relating to the rates charged by a municipally owned utility to certain recreational vehicle parks for potable water or wastewater service. HB 856 Callegari SP: Lindsay Relating to the general powers, authority, and directors of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority. HB 956 Dunnam SP: Ogden Relating to the composition of the juvenile board of Leon County. HB 989 Chisum SP: Seliger Relating to recovery of certain transmission investments of electric utilities. HB 993 Gonzales/ Guillen/ Martinez/ Pena SP: Hinojosa Relating to the installment payment of tuition and fees charged by a public junior college, public technical institute, or public state college for a summer term. HB 1059 Naishtat SP: Wentworth Relating to the enforcement of certain protective orders. HB 1179 Dutton SP: Harris Relating to the authority of an associate judge in certain family law cases. HB 1213 Harper-Brown SP: Deuell Relating to fitness incentive pay for certain fire fighters and police officers. HB 1224 Puente SP: Duncan Relating to a study of the effects of take-or-pay contracts on water conservation. HB 1235 Paxton SP: Harris Relating to the notice required for a sale of real property under a contract lien. HB 1267 Cook, Robby SP: Armbrister Relating to changing the name of the Texas Industrial Fire Training Board to the Texas Industrial Emergency Services Board. HB 1283 Truitt/ Solomons/ Hamric SP: Carona Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors; providing an administrative penalty. HB 1394 Zedler SP: Brimer Relating to the appointment of magistrates to serve the municipal court of record in Kennedale. HB 1458 Bailey SP: Gallegos Relating to the creation of the Airline Improvement District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue a bond or similar obligation. HB 1567 Ritter/ Deshotel/ Hamilton/ Otto/ Crabb/ et al. SP: Williams Relating to the transition to competition of certain electric utilities outside of ERCOT. HB 1586 West, George "Buddy" SP: Seliger Relating to the transaction of business by the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Court of Appeals District. HB 1588 Driver SP: Williams Relating to the qualifications and removal of and continuing education requirements for a constable. HB 1606 Thompson SP: Ellis Relating to the level of municipal participation in contracts with developers for public improvements. HB 1622 Pitts SP: Averitt Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Hill County. HB 1642 Hartnett/ Alonzo SP: Harris Relating to the appointment of interpreters for judicial proceedings. HB 1645 Hughes/ Brown, Betty/ Merritt/ Flynn/ Reyna/ et al. SP: Eltife/ et al. Relating to the designation of United States Highway 80 in this state as the World War II Veterans Memorial Highway. HB 1685 Dukes/ Naishtat/ et al. SP: Ellis Relating to the establishment of an interagency coordinating council for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. HB 1697 McCall/ et al. SP: West, Royce Relating to the use of gifts to fund technology workforce development grants and to the evaluation of the technology workforce development grant program. HB 1813 Pickett SP: Madla Relating to historical reenactments on premises permitted or licensed under the Alcoholic Beverage Code. HB 2017 Swinford SP: Harris Relating to a nonsubstantive revision of statutes relating to the Texas Department of Insurance, the business of insurance, and certain related businesses, including conforming amendments, repeals, and penalties. HB 2018 Swinford SP: West, Royce Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 78th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature. HB 2019 Swinford SP: Harris Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning special districts, including conforming amendments. HB 2108 Berman SP: Eltife Relating to a student union fee at The University of Texas at Tyler. HB 2172 West, George "Buddy" SP: Seliger Relating to eligibility for a license or registration for an exemption to engage in liquefied petroleum gas-related activities and to disciplinary action against licensees and registrants. HB 2200 Thompson SP: Carona Relating to the appointment of certified court interpreters. HB 2243 Jackson, Jim SP: Carona Relating to the regulation of locksmiths and locksmith companies under the Private Security Act. HB 2272 Farabee SP: Estes Relating to a student recreational and health facilities fee at Midwestern State University. HB 2275 Cook, Byron SP: Ellis Relating to the forfeiture of certain contraband used in the commission of certain felony intoxication offenses. HB 2466 Swinford SP: Ellis Relating to recycling market development. HB 2518 Coleman/ et al. SP: Duncan Relating to a mental health court program. HB 2746 Deshotel/ Naishtat SP: Janek Relating to the examination requirements for mold assessors and remediators. HB 2885 Giddings SP: Carona Relating to an arrest warrant or complaint for the issuance of a bad check. HB 2900 Hilderbran SP: Van de Putte Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for burial in the state cemetery. HB 3010 Grusendorf SP: Harris Relating to the transfer of a failure to attend school proceeding to juvenile court. HB 3113 Corte SP: Seliger Relating to performance incentive awards for certain employees of state agencies who provide services to veterans. HB 3163 Noriega, Melissa SP: Shapleigh Relating to the membership of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. HB 3199 Hope SP: Staples Relating to the terms of court of the 410th District Court. HB 3263 Hegar/ Howard/ Olivo SP: Janek Relating to the powers and duties of the district attorney and county attorney in Fort Bend County. HB 3481 Hope SP: Staples Relating to the appointment of magistrates in the district courts and statutory county courts in Montgomery County.