Senate Floor Action for 5/26/2011



May 26, 2011

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 20 (CS)Williams/ et al. SP: Strama/ et al.

Relating to grant programs for certain natural gas motor vehicles and alternative fuel facilities.

SB 167 (CS) (LC)West SP: Veasey/ et al.

Relating to the automatic expunction of arrest records and files after an individual receives a pardon or a grant of certain other relief with respect to the offense for which the individual was arrested.

SB 181 (CS)Shapiro/ Seliger/ Watson/ et al. SP: Laubenberg/ et al.

Relating to the calculation and reporting of water usage by municipalities and water utilities for state water planning and other purposes.

SB 408 (LC)Estes SP: Keffer

Relating to inspection of and the operation of watercraft on the John Graves Scenic Riverway; providing for the imposition of a criminal penalty.

SB 573 (CS)Nichols/ Gallegos/ Patrick/ et al. SP: Creighton/ et al.

Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer services.

SB 683 (LC)Huffman/ et al. SP: Bonnen

Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Gulf Coast Water Authority.

SB 761 (CS) (LC)West SP: Truitt

Relating to the employment of physicians by certain hospitals associated with nonprofit fraternal organizations.

SB 810 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa SP: Hunter

Relating to the boundaries of the Ingleside Cove Wildlife Sanctuary.

SB 1686 (CS)Ellis SP: Anchia

Relating to group health benefits coverage for persons wrongfully imprisoned.

SB 1714 (LC)Duncan SP: Chisum

Relating to certain actions against an employer by an employee who is not covered by workers' compensation insurance.

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

SB 40 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini SP: Callegari

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

SB 158 (LC)Williams SP: Fletcher/ et al.

Relating to the fraudulent obtaining of a controlled substance from a practitioner; providing a penalty.

SB 472 (CS) (LC)West SP: Giddings

Relating to voting practices and elections of property owners' associations.

SB 516 (CS) (LC)Patrick/ et al. SP: Fletcher

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.

SB 635 Nichols/ Gallegos/ Patrick SP: Larson

Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 694 (CS)West SP: Smith, Wayne/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; providing penalties.

SB 875 (CS)Fraser SP: Hancock/ et al.

Relating to compliance with state and federal environmental permits as a defense to certain actions for nuisance or trespass.

SB 1134 (CS) (LC)Hegar SP: Craddick

Relating to the issuance of permits for certain facilities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 1588 (CS)Ogden SP: Pitts

Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.

SB 1664 (CS)Duncan SP: Truitt/ et al.

Relating to the powers and duties of and contributions to and benefits from the systems and programs administered by the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1717 (CS)Duncan/ et al. SP: Lewis/ et al.

Relating to the operation and administration of the judicial branch of state government.

SB 1788 (CS) (LC)Patrick SP: Huberty

Relating to the development of a model individualized education program form by the Texas Education Agency.

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

HB 90 Cook SP: Birdwell

Relating to eligibility to obtain a driver's license.

HB 753 (LC)Raymond SP: Zaffirini

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

HB 1178 (LC)Flynn SP: Birdwell

Relating to employment protection for members of the state military forces.

HB 1335 (CS)Allen/ Reynolds SP: Van de Putte

Relating to certain resources available to teachers of a public school student with a disability under the statewide plan for delivery of services to public school students with disabilities.

HB 1711 (LC)Davis, John SP: Jackson

Relating to disaster remediation contracts.

HB 1732 (CS)Ritter SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the applicability of the constitutional limit on state debt payable from the general revenues of the state to bonds issued by the Texas Water Development Board.

HB 2048 Lyne SP: Deuell

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

HB 2226 Truitt SP: Carona

Relating to authorized investments for governmental entities.

HB 2357 (CS)Pickett SP: Williams

Relating to motor vehicles; providing penalties.

HB 2380 (LC)Shelton/ Reynolds SP: Shapiro

Relating to employment by school districts of certain persons under probationary contracts.

HB 2490 (CS)Solomons SP: Carona

Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers; providing criminal penalties.

HB 2560 (LC)Sheffield/ Driver/ Legler/ et al. SP: Estes

Relating to transporting a foster child in a vehicle where a handgun is in the possession of a foster parent licensed to carry a concealed handgun.

HB 2605 (CS)Taylor, Larry SP: Huffman

Relating to the continuation and functions of the division of workers' compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance.

HB 2729 Callegari SP: Watson

Relating to local government contracts with private entities for civil works projects and improvements to real property.

HB 2734 (LC)Madden/ Howard, Charlie SP: Williams

Relating to certain mandatory conditions of parole or mandatory supervision for illegal criminal aliens and the revocation of parole or mandatory supervision as a result of violating those conditions.

HB 2900 (LC)Hartnett SP: Harris

Relating to guardianship matters and proceedings.