SENATE FLOOR ACTION Friday May 27, 2005 THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS: HCR 30 Miller Designating Dublin as the official Irish Capital of Texas. HCR 204 Homer SP: Deuell Recognizing George Law of Sulphur Springs on his selection as Sulphur Springs Kiwanis Layperson of the Year. HCR 207 Craddick Honoring Dilly Mendoza of Austin for her outstanding tenure as captain's secretary for the Department of Public Safety Capitol Detail. HCR 214 Hilderbran SP: Shapiro Recognizing the 2005 and 2006 appointments of State Poet Laureate, State Musician, and State Visual Artists. HCR 216 Craddick SP: Seliger Honoring U.S. Marine Corps Captain Van Taylor of Dallas for his service to his country. HCR 222 Craddick SP: Seliger Congratulating Francis Vernon Ruble and Aimer Loutency Ruble on their 63rd wedding anniversary. HCR 225 West, George "Buddy" SP: Nelson Recalling H.B. 872 from the Secretary of the Senate. THE SENATE CONCURRED IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING: SB 23 Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst/ et al. Relating to subsidized child-care services and early childhood care and education program coordination. SB 30 Zaffirini SP: Brown, Fred Relating to a pilot project to award incentives to students contracting to graduate in a timely manner from public institutions of higher education. SB 40 Zaffirini SP: Dukes/ et al. Relating to permanency planning procedures for children residing in state institutions. SB 42 Nelson/ et al. SP: Delisi Relating to health education and physical activity in public primary and secondary schools. SB 44 Nelson SP: Delisi Relating to the Indigent Health Care Advisory Committee. SB 45 Nelson SP: Delisi Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee on health care information technology. SB 51 Nelson SP: Smithee Relating to administration of certain health benefit plans. SB 91 Hinojosa/ et al. SP: Riddle Relating to the punishment imposed on certain defendants charged with the offense of assault. SB 111 Shapleigh/ et al. SP: Smith, Todd Relating to undergraduate course credit granted by public institutions of higher education for the completion of certain postsecondary-level programs by high school students. SB 132 Nelson SP: Morrison Relating to goals and strategies concerning the number of graduates from professional nursing education programs. SB 151 Zaffirini SP: Morrison Relating to students enrolled in junior college courses for which students may receive both high school and higher education academic credit. SB 155 Shapiro/ et al. SP: Eiland Relating to the quality assurance accreditation process for certain entities that offer health benefit plans. SB 166 West, Royce SP: Keel Relating to the effect of an expunction. SB 183 Lucio/ Shapleigh/ Zaffirini SP: Chavez/ et al. Relating to the appointment, operation, and recommendations of the Border Trade Advisory Committee. SB 269 Madla SP: Flores Relating to certain administrative fees and taxes collected by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. SB 296 Madla/ et al. SP: Corte Relating to the student enrollment required for the operation of Texas A&M University--San Antonio and Texas A&M University--Central Texas as independent general academic teaching institutions. SB 327 Zaffirini/ et al. SP: McCall Relating to the installation, copying, or use of computer software for unauthorized purposes; providing a penalty. SB 331 Lindsay SP: Hamric Relating to the powers and duties of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority. SB 343 Brimer SP: Geren Relating to the regulation of the placement of water wells and the installation and maintenance of well pumps and equipment; providing a penalty. SB 356 Ellis SP: Thompson Relating to an urban land bank program in certain municipalities. SB 451 Wentworth SP: Hartnett Relating to the qualifications for service as a grand or petit juror and challenges for cause. SB 369 Barrientos SP: Rose Relating to the prohibition of signs on Farm-to-Market Road 3238. SB 522 Armbrister SP: Eiland Relating to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System; providing an administrative penalty. SB 532 Shapiro SP: Morrison Relating to tuition and other charges and fees imposed by the governing board of a junior college district. SB 573 Brimer SP: Casteel Relating to the award of certain highway maintenance contracts by the Texas Department of Transportation. SB 610 Nelson SP: Laubenberg Relating to the regulation of the practice of dentistry. SB 623 Hinojosa SP: Pena Relating to the authorized charges for providing a copy of public information requested under the public information law. SB 630 Van de Putte SP: Gonzalez Toureilles Relating to audits of providers in the medical assistance program. SB 658 Madla SP: Reyna Relating to the scheduling of certain University Interscholastic League competitions. SB 716 Gallegos SP: Talton Relating to payroll deductions for certain employees who are peace officers. SB 732 Williams SP: Driver Relating to the administration of polygraph examinations to certain applicants for positions in the Department of Public Safety. SB 747 (CS) Carona/ Lindsay/ Wentworth/ Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Luna Relating to establishing a demonstration project for women's health care services. SB 781 Fraser SP: Taylor Relating to the prosecution of certain acts that constitute the unauthorized business of insurance. SB 826 Van de Putte SP: Coleman Relating to a study examining the feasibility of providing health services for women with postpartum depression. SB 827 Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Guillen Relating to systems for identifying colonias and for tracking the progress of state-funded projects that benefit colonias and the submission of a related report to the legislature. SB 837 Wentworth SP: Keel Relating to the insanity defense. SB 851 Shapleigh SP: Woolley Relating to a financial literacy pilot program in public schools. SB 890 Williams SP: Nixon Relating to the amount of recovery in a civil action. SB 921 Duncan SP: Isett Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 27 between Lubbock and Amarillo as the Marshall Formby Memorial Highway. SB 993 Ellis SP: Allen, Alma Relating to the creation of the Harris County Improvement District No. 5; providing authority to impose a tax and issue a bond or similar obligation. SB 995 Averitt SP: Anderson Relating to donees of anatomical gifts. SB 1037 Lucio SP: Oliveira Relating to tuition rates for Olympic athletes residing and training in Texas. SB 1044 Janek SP: Eiland Relating to efforts by coastal counties to mitigate coastal erosion and improve public access to public beaches; authorizing the issuance of bonds by coastal counties. SB 1074 Staples SP: Callegari Relating to the authority of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas or the public safety director to adopt rules in connection with commercial motor vehicles. SB 1112 Eltife SP: McCall Relating to debt management services; providing a penalty. SB 1130 Hinojosa SP: Hilderbran Relating to a requirement that a common carrier or pipeline owner or operator report contamination. SB 1146 Shapiro/ et al. SP: Morrison Relating to an early college education program to provide at-risk and other students accelerated high school graduation and college credit. SB 1149 Harris SP: Eiland Relating to the electronic transmission of health benefit information between a health benefit plan issuer and a physician or health care provider. SB 1170 Armbrister SP: Crownover Relating to the regulation of gas production by the Railroad Commission of Texas. SB 1175 Armbrister SP: Crownover Relating to the regulation of oil and gas production by the Railroad Commission of Texas. SB 1192 Estes SP: Hilderbran Relating to stamps for migratory and upland game bird hunting; providing a penalty. SB 1195 Hinojosa SP: Dutton Relating to the authority of peace officers to conduct certain searches. SB 1255 Brimer SP: Geren Relating to the number of certain alcoholic beverage permits and licenses that may be issued for a single location. SB 1246 Brimer SP: Woolley/ et al. Relating to local option elections in certain populous areas on the sale of mixed beverages by food and beverage establishments. SB 1264 Whitmire SP: Allen, Ray Relating to fees collected for services provided by the Commission on Jail Standards. SB 1283 Armbrister SP: Seaman Relating to the application of certain laws to certain commercially domiciled insurers and insurers that are part of an insurance company holding system. SB 1340 Madla SP: Delisi Relating to the regulation and reimbursement of health care services provided through telehealth or telemedicine under the state Medicaid program. SB 1433 Madla SP: Rodriguez Relating to the conditions of employment for firefighters employed by certain districts and entities; providing penalties. SB 1452 Lucio SP: Oliveira Relating to the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at The University of Texas at Brownsville. SB 1481 Shapleigh SP: Corte Relating to powers and duties of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. SB 1525 Zaffirini SP: Delisi Relating to safe patient handling and movement practices of nurses in hospitals and nursing homes. SB 1528 Zaffirini SP: Morrison Relating to the payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education and the determination of Texas residency for that purpose. SB 1551 Estes SP: Driver Relating to the continuation of certain offenses and certain statutes involving the interception of certain communications. SB 1570 Williams SP: Isett Relating to the rate of interest on certain tax refunds. SB 1579 Zaffirini SP: Gonzalez Toureilles Relating to the prohibition of signs on certain roads. SB 1626 Whitmire SP: Kuempel Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages. SB 1652 Staples SP: Hill Relating to the administration of ad valorem taxation and to certain measures involving school district property values. SB 1691 Duncan SP: Eiland Relating to certain retired school employees and the powers and duties of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; providing a penalty. SB 1704 Ellis/ et al. SP: Hartnett/ et al. Relating to jury service. SB 1707 Staples SP: McReynolds Relating to the regulation of poultry facilities. SB 1740 Staples SP: Bonnen Relating to construction activities allowed while an application is pending with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. SB 1751 Duncan SP: Jones, Delwin Relating to the powers and board of directors of the Lubbock Reese Redevelopment Authority; authorizing a bond or similar obligation. SB 1772 Deuell SP: Reyna Relating to the validation and confirmation of the boundaries and acts of Dallas County Water Control and Improvement District No. 6. SB 1798 Armbrister SP: Hegar Relating to the creation of the North Fort Bend Water Authority; providing authority to issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain; providing an administrative penalty. SB 1807 Jackson, Mike SP: Eiland Relating to the power and duties of the Galveston County Municipal Utility District No. 52. SB 1820 Armbrister SP: Hegar Relating to the creation of the West Fort Bend Management District; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds. SB 1821 Fraser SP: Hupp Relating to the creation of the Flatrock Springs Municipal Management District; granting authority for taxation and the issuance of bonds. SB 1823 Wentworth SP: Kuempel Relating to the creation of the Schertz Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. SB 1836 Barrientos SP: Strama Relating to the creation of the Pflugerville Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds. SB 1871 Jackson, Mike SP: Bonnen Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 44; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. SB 1872 Armbrister SP: Howard Relating to the addition of road district powers to the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 134. SB 1873 Armbrister SP: Hegar Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 167; providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. SB 1881 Deuell SP: Laubenberg Relating to the validation, annexation, powers, and duties of the Parker Creek Municipal Utility District of Rockwall County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. SB 1887 Ogden SP: Krusee Relating to the creation of the Williamson County Municipal Utility District No. 22; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. SB 1891 Armbrister SP: Seaman Relating to the creation of the La Salle Water Control and Improvement District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. THE SENATE REFUSED TO CONCUR IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND REQUESTED THE APPOINTMENT OF A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON THE FOLLOWING: SB 14 Jackson, Mike/ et al. SP: Smithee Relating to rates for certain property and casualty insurance. SB 39 Zaffirini SP: Goolsby Relating to continuing education in forensic evidence collection for certain physicians and nurses. SB 52 Nelson SP: Hupp Relating to a competitive grant program for aging and disability services. SB 89 Averitt SP: Denny Relating to electronically readable information on a driver's license, commercial driver's license, or personal identification certificate. SB 265 Williams SP: Keffer, Bill Relating to certain continuing education requirements for insurance agents. SB 444 Staples SP: Hopson/ et al. Relating to registration fee credits for the owners of certain dry cleaning facilities that do not participate in the dry cleaning facility release fund. SB 567 Deuell SP: Keffer, Jim 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. SB 568 Deuell SP: Truitt Relating to personal emergency response system providers; providing penalties. SB 805 Averitt SP: Taylor Relating to certain small and large employer health cooperatives. SB 809 Averitt SP: Taylor Relating to the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool. SB 825 Shapleigh SP: Solomons Relating to the TexasOnline Authority's use of TexasOnline revenue. SB 872 Nelson SP: Delisi Relating to a study regarding the impact of niche hospitals on other general hospitals and to certain reports and disclosure requirements regarding niche hospitals. SB 882 Lucio SP: Allen, Alma/ et al. Relating to the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. SB 1188 Nelson SP: Delisi Relating to the medical assistance program and the provision of related services. SB 1227 Shapiro/ West, Royce SP: Morrison Relating to enrollment in public and private postsecondary educational institutions, to payment of the costs of attending those educational institutions, and to financial aid and other measures to assist students to pay those costs. THE SENATE GRANTED THE REQUEST FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON THE FOLLOWING: HB 265 Smith, Wayne SP: Eltife Relating to the time for processing a municipal building permit. HB 266 Smith, Wayne SP: Lindsay Relating to the time for processing certain county permits. HB 580 Smith, Wayne SP: Gallegos Relating to the authority of a county to provide hazardous materials services. 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. HB 831 Gonzales/ Hartnett SP: Lucio Relating to the eligibility of certain judges to retire with full benefits. 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 872 West, George "Buddy" SP: Armbrister Relating to the imposition of the pipeline safety annual inspection fee by the Railroad Commission of Texas. HB 873 Dukes SP: Lucio Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain displays on property in a residential subdivision. HB 1207 Haggerty SP: Lindsay Relating to the exclusion of land from a water district with outstanding bonds for failure to provide sufficient services. HB 1610 Chisum SP: Brimer Relating to a county fee for an activity that excavates or cuts the surface of a county road. HB 1634 Allen, Ray/ Hopson/ Otto/ Blake SP: Gallegos Relating to arson and arson investigation; creating offenses. HB 1690 Keel/ Hill/ Frost/ Hodge/ Nixon/ et al. SP: West, Royce Relating to common nuisance. HB 1830 Wong SP: Ellis Relating to the notice provided for the establishment of municipal management districts. HB 1855 Giddings SP: Ellis Relating to the deletion of certain electronic records concerning a customer who issues a check; providing a civil penalty. HB 2048 Uresti SP: Ellis Relating to certain online services and transactions involving state agencies. HB 2120 Allen, Ray/ Jackson, Jim SP: Lindsay Relating to the administration and powers of county government. HB 2129 Bonnen SP: Armbrister Relating to energy-saving measures that reduce the emission of air contaminants. HB 2217 McCall SP: Staples Relating to the management of public school land and the permanent school fund. HB 2309 Denny SP: Jackson, Mike Relating to certain election processes and procedures. 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. HB 2423 Puente SP: Armbrister Relating to the consideration of historic or existing use in the regulation of pumping and discrimination by a groundwater conservation district against landowners whose land is enrolled or participating in a federal conservation program. HB 2491 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. HB 2510 Bonnen SP: Jackson, Mike Relating to the regulation of on-site sewage disposal systems and the maintenance of those systems; imposing administrative and criminal penalties. HB 2525 Callegari SP: Lindsay Relating to contracts by governmental entities for construction projects and related professional services and to public works performance and payment bonds. HB 2604 Guillen SP: Van de Putte Relating to preferences for veterans in state-funded job training or employment assistance programs and services. HB 2639 Geren SP: Brimer Relating to the powers and duties of the Tarrant Regional Water District. HB 2668 Dutton SP: Wentworth Relating to the performance by a private entity of the functions of a local child support registry or a child support enforcement agency and to the receipt, disbursement, and monitoring of child support payments. HB 3485 Oliveira SP: Lucio Relating to the establishment of criminal law hearing officers in Cameron County. 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 3539 Hupp SP: Fraser Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Saratoga Underground Water Conservation District.