Senate Floor Action for 5/16/2013



May 16, 2013

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

HB 250 (LC)Miller, Doug SP: Estes

Relating to the designation of a segment of Interstate Highway 35 as the Trooper Randy Vetter Memorial Highway.

HB 396 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia SP: Huffman

Relating to providing a federal postcard applicant with a ballot for certain elections in which the applicant is eligible to vote.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 616 (CS) (LC)Darby SP: Seliger

Relating to restoring the jurisdiction of the constitutional county court in Glasscock County.

HB 773 (LC)Farney/ Branch/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Smithee/ et al. SP: Schwertner

Relating to a requirement that students at an open-enrollment charter school recite the pledges of allegiance to the United States flag and the state flag.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1000 (CS)Oliveira/ Branch/ Canales/ Guerra/ Longoria/ et al. SP: Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a new university in South Texas within The University of Texas System.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 888 Taylor

Recognizing NASA and the Johnson Space Center.

SR 904 West

Recognizing May 16, 2013, as Mary Kay Day.

SR 977 Lucio/ Hinojosa

Congratulating Yesenia Delgado, Felicia Juarez, and Kivani Ailene Sanchez for being named Youth of the Year.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 377 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al. SP: González, Mary/ et al.

Relating to the determination of certain exemptions from the administration of state assessment instruments to public school students and to the consideration of the performance of certain students on state assessment instruments.

SB 715 (LC)Lucio/ et al. SP: Farney

Relating to counselors employed by school districts, including the use of consistent terminology in the Education Code to refer to school counselors and a license requirement for licensed professional counselors employed by school districts.

SB 914 (LC)Lucio SP: Ratliff

Relating to a behavior improvement plan or a behavioral intervention plan adopted for certain students with an individualized education program.

SB 1142 (CS) (LC)Duncan/ Watson/ et al. SP: Davis, John/ et al.

Relating to an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program for adults 19 to 50 years of age.

SB 1541 (CS)Van de Putte SP: Allen

Relating to discipline of public school students by school bus drivers.

SB 1868 (LC)Campbell SP: Isaac

Relating to the creation of the Needmore Ranch Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:

SB 1312 (CS) (LC)Schwertner SP: Aycock

Relating to the regulation and practice of veterinary medicine; authorizing a fee.


Committee re-referral on the following:

HB 2450 Raymond

Relating to a pilot program operated by certain public or private primary or secondary or open-enrollment charter schools in Webb County concerning searches and drug testing of students with parental consent and certain disciplinary measures and other procedures that may arise from such a search or test.

Re-referred from Education to Government Organization