Senate Floor Action for 5/20/2011



May 20, 2011

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

HB 257 (CS)Hilderbran/ Harper-Brown SP: Patrick

Relating to certain unclaimed property that is presumed abandoned.

HB 361 (LC)Otto SP: Seliger

Relating to the agricultural advisory board of an appraisal district.

HB 414 (LC)Aycock SP: Hegar

Relating to the conducting of licensing examinations by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 590 Thompson SP: Patrick

Relating to amended sales tax reports and the reallocation of sales tax revenue.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 596 (LC)Parker SP: Harris

Relating to offenses involving operating a motorboat in a circular course.

HB 707 (LC)Laubenberg SP: Estes

Relating to the validation of certain governmental acts and proceedings of certain municipalities relating to certain public improvement districts.

HB 753 (LC)Raymond SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the recruitment and retention of certain caseworkers employed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1120 (LC)Weber SP: Jackson

Relating to the dissolution of the Country Place Management District.

HB 1395 (LC)Parker SP: Watson/ et al.

Relating to the requirements to operate personal watercraft and certain boats.

HB 1495 (LC)Munoz, Jr. SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the application of the Information Resources Management Act to public junior colleges and public junior college districts.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1525 (LC)Alvarado SP: Gallegos

Relating to the board of directors of the Greater East End Management District.

HB 1711 (LC)Davis, John SP: Jackson

Relating to disaster remediation contracts.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1771 (LC)Madden SP: Harris

Relating to the establishment of the Specialty Courts Advisory Council.

HB 1818 (CS)Harper-Brown SP: Hinojosa

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

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1830 (LC)Naishtat SP: Harris

Relating to the method of delivery of certain notices sent by statutory probate court associate judges.

HB 1866 (LC)Gonzalez, Naomi SP: Rodriguez

Relating to the designation of State Highway 20 as a historic highway.

HB 1887 (CS) (LC)Villarreal SP: Hinojosa

Relating to tax administration of and procedures for property tax protests and appeals; changing the elements of an offense.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 1951 (CS)Taylor, Larry SP: Hegar

Relating to the continuation and operation of the Texas Department of Insurance and the operation of certain insurance programs; imposing administrative penalties.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 1992 (CS) (LC)Hardcastle/ et al. SP: Williams

Relating to the authority of the Texas Animal Health Commission to set and collect fees.

HB 2048 Lyne SP: Deuell

Relating to the collection and enforcement of state and local hotel occupancy taxes.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 2295 (LC)Frullo SP: Hegar

Relating to the administration of the universal service fund.

HB 2366 Truitt SP: Nelson

Relating to the authority of an open-enrollment charter school operated by a municipality to give a preference in admissions to children of employees of the municipality.

HB 2519 (LC)Kuempel SP: Watson

Relating to the regulation of certain motor vehicle auctions.

HB 2690 (LC)Deshotel SP: Williams

Relating to authorizing local governments to convey real property interests to other local governments for less than fair market value.

HB 2742 (LC)Kleinschmidt SP: Estes

Relating to the business of structural pest control.

HB 2809 (LC)Phillips SP: Estes

Relating to the authority of the board of the Greater Texoma Utility Authority to approve changes in a construction contract.

HB 2817 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry SP: Duncan

Relating to certain election practices and procedures.

HB 2825 Otto SP: Williams

Relating to the composition and appointment of the board of directors of a corporation to which the board of regents of The University of Texas System delegates investment authority for the permanent university fund or other funds under the control of the board of regents.

HB 2900 (LC)Hartnett SP: Harris

Relating to guardianship matters and proceedings.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3329 (LC)Keffer/ Carter SP: Fraser

Relating to a daily temporary private club permit for a nonprofit corporation.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3391 (LC)Miller, Doug SP: Seliger

Relating to rainwater harvesting and other water conservation initiatives.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3410 Smithee SP: Duncan

Relating to the managing underwriters for surplus lines insurance transactions and to the collection of surplus lines insurance premium taxes for those transactions.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3506 (LC)Villarreal SP: Davis

Relating to the use of transportation allotment funds by school districts to provide bus passes or cards to certain students.

HB 3573 (LC)King, Susan/ Garza/ Giddings/ Kolkhorst/ Workman SP: Fraser

Relating to limiting the disclosure of certain information regarding certain charitable organizations, trusts, private foundations, and grant-making organizations.

HB 3788 Marquez SP: Davis

Relating to the authority of a county civil service commission to administer oaths and issue subpoenas; providing a penalty.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3857 (LC)Dutton SP: Gallegos

Relating to the creation of the Near Northside Management District.



The Senate laid out as postponed business and finally passed:

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



The Senate reconsidered previous passage, amended, and again passed:

SB 1581 (CS)Ogden SP: Pitts

Relating to state fiscal matters, and certain public health and safety matters, related to public and higher education; providing penalties.

6 Floor Amendments


The Senate refused to suspend the regular order to consider:

SB 354 (CS)Wentworth/ Birdwell/ Carona/ Deuell/ Eltife/ et al.

Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 1036 Ellis

Congratulating the participants of the Texas Legislature Internship Program.

SR 1045 Zaffirini

Recognizing May 20, 2011, as GenTX Day at the State Capitol.

Committee re-referral on the following:

HB 1788 Farias/ King, Tracy O./ Larson/ Gallego SP: Uresti

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

Re-referred from Agriculture & Rural Affairs to International Relations & Trade

HB 2387 Menendez SP: Lucio

Relating to the selection, compensation, and duties of the general counsel to an appraisal district.

Re-referred from Intergovernmental Relations to International Relations & Trade