Senate Floor Action for 4/11/2013



April 11, 2013

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

SB 2 (CS)Patrick/ et al.

Relating to certain charter schools.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 15 (CS)Seliger/ Deuell/ Duncan/ Ellis/ Eltife/ et al.

Relating to the governance of public institutions of higher education in this state.

SB 21 (CS)Williams/ et al.

Relating to drug screening or testing as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certain individuals.

3 Floor Amendments

SB 211 Nichols/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Facilities Commission; authorizing fees.

5 Floor Amendments

SB 215 (CS)Birdwell/ Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

12 Floor Amendments

SB 262 Huffman

Relating to the reporting of criminal disposition completeness percentage data.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 421 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the Texas System of Care and the development of local mental health systems of care for certain children.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 656 (CS)Paxton

Relating to providing transparency in the budget adoption process of municipalities and counties.

SB 657 (CS)Paxton/ et al.

Relating to procedural requirements for adopting and filing a school district budget.

SB 746 (CS)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to unlawful acts against and criminal offenses involving the Medicaid program.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 958 (CS)Fraser

Relating to the liability of certain special-purpose districts or authorities providing water to a purchaser for the generation of electricity.

SB 971 (CS) (LC)Williams/ et al.

Relating to the purposes, designation, and funding of a transportation reinvestment zone for port projects; providing authority to issue bonds; authorizing an assessment.

SB 1236 (LC)West

Relating to the extension of an emergency order for protective services for certain persons who are elderly or have disabilities.

SB 1255 (CS)Patrick

Relating to binding arbitration of an appraisal review board order determining a protest of an unequal appraisal of the owner's property.

SB 1294 (CS) (LC)Davis

Relating to the awarding of contracts by the Texas Department of Transportation to private sector providers.

SB 1363 Huffman

Relating to testimony or the production of evidence before the legislature or a legislative committee.

SB 1457 (CS) (LC)Duncan

Relating to management services for the physical facilities of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Texas School for the Deaf.

SB 1611 (CS)Ellis/ Duncan/ et al.

Relating to discovery in a criminal case.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 1623 (CS)Hinojosa

Relating to the creation of health care funding districts in certain counties located on the Texas-Mexico border; authorizing the imposition of a tax.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 625 Van de Putte

Commending pharmacy students in Texas.

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

SB 45 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the provision of employment assistance and supported employment to certain Medicaid waiver program participants.

SB 62 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of entering students at public and private or independent institutions of higher education.

SB 92 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to the designation of a juvenile court and a program for certain juveniles who may be the victims of human trafficking.

SB 217 (LC)Patrick/ Nichols

Relating to the continuation and functions of the state employee charitable campaign.

SB 272 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to water well recordkeeping and reporting requirements, including the production and use of groundwater.

SB 280 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the creation and operation of a park and recreation district in a county with frontage on the San Marcos River and to the authority of the district to collect fees; providing penalties.

SB 286 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to a home loan program operated by the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.

SB 320 (LC)Williams

Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3.

SB 321 (LC)Williams

Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2.

SB 322 (LC)Williams

Relating to the period for confirmation and the terms of the temporary directors of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 102.

SB 323 (LC)Williams

Relating to the period for confirmation and the terms of the temporary directors of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 104.

SB 324 (LC)Williams

Relating to the period for confirmation and the terms of the temporary directors of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 117.

SB 332 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to commissioners court oversight of certain emergency services districts.

SB 334 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to preliminary review of complaints filed with a county ethics commission.

SB 387 (CS) (LC)Nichols

Relating to county participation in a program for improvement of collection of court costs, fees, and fines imposed in criminal cases.

SB 457 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the confidentiality of certain autopsy records.

SB 476 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to installment agreements for the payment of delinquent ad valorem taxes.

SB 566 (LC)Eltife/ Nichols

Relating to the establishment of a pharmacy school at The University of Texas at Tyler.

SB 623 (LC)Williams

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 138; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 624 (LC)Williams

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 137; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 718 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to voluntary and involuntary mental health services.

SB 793 (CS) (LC)Deuell

Relating to newborn hearing screening.

SB 795 (LC)Lucio

Relating to the composition and powers of a governing body in certain municipalities.

SB 831 (LC)Taylor

Relating to a list of mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention programs that may be selected for implementation by public schools.

SB 844 (LC)Ellis

Relating to unemployment compensation eligibility and chargebacks regarding certain persons who leave work to attend training.

SB 846 (LC)Van de Putte/ et al.

Relating to training, certification, and accreditation provided or regulated by the Texas Veterans Commission.

SB 869 (CS) (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the regulation of the practice of pharmacy; authorizing fees.

SB 875 (LC)Eltife

Relating to the purchase of plastic bulk merchandise containers by certain businesses; providing a civil penalty.

SB 951 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to surplus lines insurance.

SB 973 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the regulation of barbering and cosmetology; authorizing fees.

SB 990 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to criminal history record information obtained or disseminated by certain private entities; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees.

SB 997 (LC)Deuell

Relating to the sales and use tax consequences of economic development agreements in certain municipalities.

SB 1023 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to the renewal and extension and modification of a 99-year lease of certain state property to the City of Austin.

SB 1035 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to alcoholic beverage license applications and fees.

SB 1041 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to authorizing certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.

SB 1057 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to information about private health care insurance coverage and the health insurance exchange for individuals applying for certain Department of State Health Services health or mental health benefits, services, and assistance.

SB 1074 (CS) (LC)Hegar

Relating to electronic transmission of documentation involved in certain insurance transactions.

SB 1093 (A) (LC)West

Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 82nd Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.

1 Committee Amendment

SB 1094 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to security interests in oil and gas production and its proceeds.

SB 1101 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic Development Council.

SB 1102 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to the appointment of a state cybersecurity coordinator.

SB 1113 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to matching private grants given to enhance additional research activities at institutions of higher education.

SB 1114 (CS) (LC)Whitmire/ West

Relating to the prosecution of certain misdemeanor offenses committed by children and to school district law enforcement.

SB 1125 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to first-party indemnity coverage purchased by insurance purchasing groups.

SB 1134 (LC)Ellis

Relating to the duties of the Department of Information Resources regarding cybersecurity.

SB 1165 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the use of real property by the University of Houston--Sugar Land.

SB 1178 (CS) (LC)Deuell

Relating to training for public school educators in identifying mental health and suicide risks among students.

SB 1195 (LC)Ellis/ et al.

Relating to a contract for the acquisition of goods or services to which The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is a party.

SB 1237 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to referral of disputes for alternative dispute resolution, including victim-directed referrals; authorizing a fee.

SB 1248 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to the documentary fee charged in connection with the sale of certain recreational vehicles and boats.

SB 1251 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to authorized charges and terms for certain consumer loans.

SB 1282 (CS) (LC)Duncan/ Seliger

Relating to deadlines for proposals for adoption by certain districts or authorities of desired future conditions of relevant aquifers.

SB 1299 (CS) (LC)Patrick

Relating to powers of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority relating to certain wells.

SB 1300 (CS) (LC)Eltife/ et al.

Relating to environmental or health and safety audits under the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act.

SB 1332 (LC)Duncan

Relating to who is an employee for large and small employers for health benefit plans.

SB 1352 (LC)Van de Putte

Relating to inclusion of mental health concerns in existing state and local coordinated school health efforts.

SB 1373 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the display of the Honor and Remember flag.

SB 1388 (CS) (LC)Carona

Relating to identity recovery services; imposing a fee.

SB 1393 (CS) (LC)Estes

Relating to homeland security strategy.

SB 1394 (LC)Estes

Relating to the statewide critical infrastructure protection strategy.

SB 1423 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to validating certain acts of the Lower Nueces River Water Supply District transferring real property rights.

SB 1430 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the applicability of certain public works contracting requirements.

SB 1537 (CS) (LC)Deuell

Relating to certain required notices under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act, including employer liability arising from failure to provide the notice.

SB 1597 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the development of state agency information security plans.

SB 1602 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to reports and other information required of or held by institutions of higher education.

SB 1613 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the abolition of the Office of State-Federal Relations.

SB 1665 (LC)Carona

Relating to the deposit of assessments and fees collected for examination expenses.

SB 1702 (CS) (LC)Taylor/ et al.

Relating to residential property insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

SB 1833 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the rate of the hotel occupancy tax in certain counties.

SB 1835 (LC)Hegar

Relating to the Calhoun County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to impose a voter-approved tax.

Committee referral on the following:

SB 1887 Carona

Relating to excellence funding for health-related institutions of higher education.


SB 1888 Hinojosa

Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Jim Wells County.


HB 243 Menéndez

Relating to the authority of a community center that provides mental health or mental retardation services to sell certain real property of the center.

Health & Human Services

HB 424 Burkett/ Sheets/ Fletcher

Relating to the sex offender status of a person who becomes a resident of certain group home facilities.

Health & Human Services

HB 442 Muñoz, Jr./ Guillen/ Canales/ Guerra

Relating to the recognition of a portion of U.S. Highway 83 as a memorial to Trooper Eduardo Chavez.


HB 634 Farias/ Lucio III

Relating to the verification of an inmate's veteran status by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice

HB 680 Burkett/ Bohac/ Fletcher/ Deshotel/ Workman/ et al.

Relating to provisions in the dedicatory instruments of property owners' associations regarding display of flags.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 695 Phillips/ Branch

Relating to funding state highway markers.


HB 736 Farias

Relating to the composition of the housing and health services coordination council.

Health & Human Services

HB 757 Pickett/ Moody/ Guillen

Relating to the eligibility requirements for occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience and to military spouses.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

HB 1097 Sheets

Relating to the definition of a construction or maintenance work zone on a highway or street.


HB 1648 Raymond

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information held by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services