Senate Floor Action for 4/30/2013



April 30, 2013

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

SB 110 (CS)West/ et al.

Relating to eligibility for compensation of persons wrongfully imprisoned.

SB 1151 (CS)Hinojosa

Relating to sales and use tax treatment of certain snack items.

SB 1308 (LC)Davis

Relating to auditing and monitoring of performance under contracts for state-adopted assessment instruments administered to public school students.

SB 1348 (CS)West/ et al.

Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1360 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the punishment for the offense of tampering with a witness and the evidence that may be offered to show that offense.

SB 1798 (LC)Watson

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of obstruction or retaliation; providing penalties.

SB 1799 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the period of time allowed for issuance of decisions by the commissioner of education in certain appeals against school districts.

SB 1842 (CS) (LC)Deuell

Relating to restraint and seclusion procedures and reporting at certain facilities.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1892 (CS)Garcia

Relating to the composition of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services and coordinating workgroups established by the council.

SB 1907 Hegar/ et al.

Relating to the transportation and storage of concealed handguns and ammunition by students in vehicles on the campuses of institutions of higher education.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:

SB 1484 (CS)Watson/ Davis/ Lucio

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for enrollees diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

3 Floor Amendments

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 683 Deuell

Congratulating the 2013 Texas Commission on the Arts honorees.

SR 684 Deuell

Congratulating the 2014 Texas Commission on the Arts honorees.

SR 771 Duncan/ Whitmire

In memory of Giles W. Dalby.

SR 777 Zaffirini

Recognizing April 30, 2013, as San Patricio County Day.

SR 778 Hinojosa

Recognizing April 30, 2013, as County Government Day.

SR 790 Lucio

In memory of Alberto Alfonso Besteiro.