Senate Floor Action for 5/18/2011



May 18, 2011

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

SB 1916 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Southeast Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 4; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

HJR 130 (CS)Branch SP: Birdwell

Meeting requirements of the United States Department of Education concerning federal student aid by naming private institutions of higher education in the State of Texas that are authorized to operate educational programs beyond secondary education, including programs leading to a degree or certificate.

HB 215 (LC)Gallego/ Hartnett/ Giddings/ Carter/ Branch SP: Ellis

Relating to photograph and live lineup identification procedures in criminal cases.

HB 252 (CS)Hilderbran SP: Estes

Relating to eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a person.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 417 (CS)Anchia/ Jackson, Jim/ et al. SP: Ellis

Relating to claims for compensation for wrongful imprisonment.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 423 (LC)Guillen SP: Williams

Relating to the powers of rural and urban transit districts.

HB 555 (LC)Howard, Donna SP: Watson

Relating to reportable boating accidents and the penalties for certain boating accidents.

HB 871 (LC)Davis, Yvonne SP: Zaffirini

Relating to indigent health care services that may be provided by a county.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 901 Thompson/ Harless/ Woolley/ Howard, Donna/ Dutton/ et al. SP: Harris

Relating to spousal maintenance.

HB 1573 (LC)Gallego SP: Carona

Relating to certain pretrial and post-trial procedures in a criminal case.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1665 (LC)King, Susan SP: Fraser

Relating to the notification requirements regarding certain land use regulations in an area near military facilities.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1899 (CS)Pickett/ et al. SP: Rodriguez

Relating to the posting of signs in school crossing zones regarding the prohibited use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.

HB 2007 (LC)Shelton SP: Davis

Relating to payment by the Benbrook Water Authority for certain damages caused by the authority's operation of a sanitary sewer system.

HB 2170 (LC)Raymond/ Dukes SP: Davis/ et al.

Relating to assisting a foster child in obtaining the child's credit report.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 2342 (LC)Truitt SP: Watson

Relating to certain violations of and offenses under The Securities Act; providing penalties.

HB 2851 (LC)Mallory Caraway SP: Rodriguez

Relating to deferral of certain surcharge payments for military personnel deployed outside of the continental United States.

HB 2973 (CS)Hunter/ Raymond/ Hochberg/ Martinez Fischer/ et al. SP: Ellis

Relating to encouraging public participation by citizens by protecting a person's right to petition, right of free speech, and right of association from meritless lawsuits arising from actions taken in furtherance of those rights.

HB 3051 (LC)Pickett/ Raymond/ Taylor, Van SP: Rodriguez

Relating to the provision of child care by certain facilities exempt from child-care licensing requirements.

HB 3234 (LC)Hernandez Luna/ Naishtat/ Rodriguez, Eddie SP: Davis

Relating to the prioritization of requests to release certain case records maintained by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 3302 (LC)Reynolds/ Zerwas SP: Hegar

Relating to the authority of certain Type A economic development corporations to undertake certain categories of projects.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3342 (CS) (LC)Naishtat SP: Rodriguez

Relating to representation of and by the state and joinder of the state in certain mental health proceedings.

HB 3510 (CS)Hamilton SP: Carona

Relating to the regulation of the towing, booting, and storage of vehicles.

The Senate suspended the regular order, read third time and finally passed:

SB 1425 (CS)Wentworth

Relating to an account for construction retainage; providing a civil penalty.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 989 West

Congratulating Rasheed Jamal Furlow on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 990 West

Congratulating Edmund Kyle English on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 991 West

Congratulating Daijon Mitchell on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

SB 602 (CS) (LC)Rodriguez SP: Marquez

Relating to allowing a governmental body to redact certain personal information under the public information law without the necessity of requesting a decision from the attorney general and the calculation of certain deadlines under the public information law.

SB 647 (LC)Hegar SP: Taylor, Larry

Relating to the continuation and operation of the office of public insurance counsel.

The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

HB 1112 (CS)Phillips SP: Nichols

Relating to the authority and powers of regional mobility authorities.


The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported yesterday by the committee on Nominations.