Senate Floor Action for 5/10/2011



May 10, 2011

The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:

SB 5 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the administration and business affairs of public institutions of higher education.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 146 (CS)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the offense of smuggling of persons and unlawful transport of an individual; providing penalties.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 200 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to reports, notices, and records required of institutions of higher education.

SB 371 (LC)Seliger/ et al.

Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain elected officials convicted of certain crimes.

SB 471 (CS) (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to public school, child-placing agency, and day-care center policies addressing sexual abuse and other maltreatment of children.

SB 669 (CS) (LC)Wentworth

Relating to requests to inspect or be provided with copies of information under the public information law.

SB 1449 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to an alternative method of satisfying certain licensing and program participation requirements for chemical dependency treatment facilities.

SB 1671 Duncan

Relating to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1857 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the administration of medication for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 370 (CS) (LC)Hochberg SP: Patrick

Relating to the eligibility of a student to participate in extracurricular activities or competitions after transferring or moving from one public school to another.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 444 Creighton/ et al. SP: Nichols

Relating to notification of applications for permits for certain injection wells.

HB 755 (LC)Cook SP: Nichols

Relating to eligibility of certain dependents for coverage under the state employee group benefits program.

HB 841 (LC)Gonzalez, Naomi SP: Harris

Relating to certain statutory references to the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 843 (CS) (LC)Geren/ et al. SP: Davis

Relating to the use of electronic means for the delivery of ad valorem tax bills to certain property owners and agents.

HB 908 (CS) (LC)Thompson SP: Harris

Relating to the division of community property on dissolution of marriage.

HB 1061 Otto SP: Duncan

Relating to the expiration of certain investment authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1380 (CS) (LC)Truitt SP: Rodriguez

Relating to the graduate medical training requirements for certain foreign medical school graduates applying for a license to practice medicine in this state.

HB 1404 (LC)Sheffield/ Legler/ Riddle/ Fletcher/ Berman SP: Harris

Relating to certain temporary orders in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship during a parent's military deployment.

HB 1405 (CS) (LC)Smithee/ Hardcastle/ Eiland/ Nash SP: Deuell

Relating to provision by a health benefit plan of prescription drug coverage specified by formulary and to modifications of that coverage.

HB 1829 (CS) (LC)Naishtat SP: Nelson

Relating to an application for emergency detention and to the transfer to a mental hospital of a person admitted for emergency detention.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1917 (LC)Schwertner SP: Ogden

Relating to the removal of appointed emergency services commissioners by a commissioners court.

HB 2360 Schwertner SP: Ogden

Relating to the creation of the Corn Hill Regional Water Authority; providing authority to issue bonds.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 2376 (CS) (LC)Hamilton SP: Jackson

Relating to the regulation of plumbing.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 955 Ellis/ West

Commending the Freedom Riders on their courage and their dedication to equal rights.

The following bills were passed on the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:

SB 40 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the functions of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation.

SB 467 (CS) (LC)Wentworth

Relating to the power of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer.

SB 649 (LC)Hinojosa/ Hegar

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation; providing penalties.

SB 765 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the territory of the El Paso County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4.

SB 1073 (CS) (LC)Jackson

Relating to rainwater harvesting systems that are connected to public water supply systems.

SB 1114 (CS) (LC)Wentworth

Relating to the regulation of driver training schools and instructors.

SB 1285 (LC)Watson

Relating to contributions to the retirement systems for certain police officers in certain municipalities.

SB 1330 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to driving safety courses for individuals younger than 25 years of age receiving deferred disposition for certain traffic offenses.

SB 1735 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to limited purpose subsidiary life insurance companies.

SB 1880 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to the powers and duties of the Imperial Redevelopment District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

SB 1881 (LC)Wentworth

Relating to certain financial powers and duties of the Travis-Creedmoor Municipal Utility District.

SB 1906 (CS) (LC)Wentworth

Relating to certain notice requirements for municipalities and counties under the open meetings law.

SB 1907 (CS) (LC)Wentworth

Relating to access to certain archaic information.

SB 1922 (LC)Lucio

Relating to the creation of the Port Isabel Improvement District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

HB 438 (LC)Thompson/ Chisum/ Hunter/ Dukes/ Hopson SP: Carona/ et al.

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for orally administered anticancer medications.

HB 457 (LC)Craddick SP: Nelson

Relating to restrictions on the promotion and operation of charitable raffles.

HB 1147 (LC)Smith, Wayne SP: Wentworth

Relating to notice by a governmental entity regarding certain geospatial data products.

HB 1322 (LC)Scott SP: Lucio

Relating to the possession of fish in the tidal water of this state.

HB 1527 (LC)Miller, Sid SP: Uresti

Relating to the certification of the state's primary standards of weights and measures.

HB 1753 (LC)Gallego/ Hilderbran/ Geren/ Turner SP: Uresti

Relating to the threshold amount at which public utilities are required to report a transaction.

HB 2012 (LC)Thompson SP: Gallegos

Relating to certain prohibited dealings between a wholesaler and retailer of alcoholic beverages.

HB 2375 (LC)Hamilton SP: Carona

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

HB 2559 (LC)Truitt SP: Harris

Relating to commercial motor vehicle installment sales.

HB 2680 (LC)King, Tracy O. SP: Hegar

Relating to the procedure for certain small local exchange companies to propose to offer certain services or to make a minor change in a rate or tariff.

HB 2991 (LC)Deshotel SP: Carona

Relating to a determination of the reasonable relation of certain transactions to particular jurisdictions.

HB 3287 (LC)Giddings SP: Carona

Relating to license renewals by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

The following bills were removed from the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:

SB 1074 (LC)Jackson

Relating to water districts' authority to set rates and a presumption of validity.

HB 447 (CS) (LC)Menendez SP: Uresti

Relating to the powers of a defense base development authority.

Committee referral on the following:

HB 274 Creighton/ Aliseda/ Kleinschmidt/ Jackson, Jim/ Sheets/ et al.

Relating to the reform of certain remedies and procedures in civil actions and family law matters.

State Affairs

HB 388 Raymond/ Guillen/ Lozano

Relating to the designation of segments of State Highways 359, 16, and 285 as the Veterans of the Korean War Memorial Highway.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

HB 710 Walle/ Menendez/ Naishtat/ Munoz, Jr.

Relating to verification of identity of applicants for benefits under and prevention of duplicate participation in the financial assistance and supplemental nutrition assistance programs.

Health & Human Services

HB 751 Lewis

Relating to the attendance by a quorum of a legislative standing committee at a caucus meeting.


HB 1224 Reynolds

Relating to expulsion of a public school student who commits certain criminal acts involving a computer, computer network, or computer system owned by or operated on behalf of a school district.


HB 1278 Coleman/ Riddle/ Hochberg

Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1418 Hughes

Relating to inmate litigation.

State Affairs

HB 1638 Aliseda

Relating to the disqualification of a district or county attorney who is the subject of a criminal investigation.

Criminal Justice

HB 1788 Farias/ King, Tracy O./ Larson/ Gallego

Relating to capturing reptiles and amphibians by nonlethal means; providing a penalty.

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 2029 Flynn

Relating to the sale of a cemetery plot; providing penalties.

Business & Commerce

HB 2038 Price/ Shelton/ Mallory Caraway/ Schwertner/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to prevention, treatment, and oversight of concussions affecting public school students participating in interscholastic athletics.

Health & Human Services

HB 2042 Menendez

Relating to defense base development authorities, including the powers of an authority and the taxation of certain tangible personal property located on the base property for which the authority is established.


HB 2197 Rodriguez, Eddie

Relating to the purchase of property as part of a homestead land bank program.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2329 Zedler

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information regarding victims of trafficking of persons and to the issuance and enforcement of protective orders to protect victims of trafficking of persons; providing penalties.

Criminal Justice

HB 2610 Guillen/ Hopson/ Dukes

Relating to facilitating access to certain public assistance benefits programs and health care providers and services through a community-based navigator program and through promotoras and community health workers.

Health & Human Services

HB 2678 Smith, Todd

Relating to driver training and education.

Transportation & Homeland Security

HB 2704 Sheffield

Relating to a parent's right to object to physical fitness assessment of the parent's child by a school district.


HB 2814 Hochberg/ Harless

Relating to electronic voter registration.

State Affairs

HB 2902 Zerwas

Relating to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities.

Economic Development

HB 3393 Hughes

Relating to the filing by a court reporter of an official transcript of a court proceeding.


HB 3473 Gallego

Relating to a defense to prosecution for, the punishment for, and the civil and other consequences of committing the offense of prostitution.

Criminal Justice

HB 3483 Christian

Relating to seller's disclosure regarding the presence of contaminants on residential real property.

Business & Commerce

Committee re-referral on the following:

HCR 133 Bonnen

Designating the red drum as the official State Saltwater Fish of Texas.

Re-referred from Government Organization to Administration