Senate Floor Action for 2/4/2015



February 4, 2015

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 55 Campbell

Recognizing February 6, 2015, as National Wear Red Day.

SR 87 Huffman

Recognizing February 4, 2015, as Dyslexia Awareness Day.

SR 97 Zaffirini/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Creighton/ Ellis/ et al.

Recognizing February 4, 2015, as Orange and Maroon Legislative Day.

SCR 7 Whitmire

Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, and ending on Monday, February 9, 2015.

Committee referral on the following:

SB 401 Schwertner

Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.

Business & Commerce

SB 402 Estes

Relating to the information required to be provided by a payor of proceeds from the sale of oil or gas from an oil or gas well to a payee on the request by the payee.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

SB 403 Taylor, Van

Relating to the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.


SB 404 Taylor, Van

Relating to requiring state agencies to identify spending reduction measures.


SB 405 Rodríguez

Relating to voter registration at the polling place during early voting.

State Affairs

SB 406 Rodríguez

Relating to reforming the electoral process; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs

SB 407 Rodríguez

Relating to the acceptance of a voter.

State Affairs

SB 408 Rodríguez

Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business in awarding certain county contracts.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 409 Rodríguez

Relating to the dissemination of confidential information contained in the juvenile justice information system.

State Affairs

SB 410 Ellis

Relating to reimbursement under preferred provider benefit plans for services provided by licensed podiatrists.

Business & Commerce

SB 411 Ellis

Relating to the recording of certain grand jury proceedings that involve a peace officer.

State Affairs

SB 412 Ellis

Relating to the penalty for certain offenders for possession of a small amount of certain controlled substances.

Criminal Justice

SB 413 Seliger

Relating to qualifications for membership on the Texas Water Development Board.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

SB 414 Campbell

Relating to a suit for possession of or access to a child by a grandparent.

State Affairs

SB 415 Watson

Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 685 in Travis County as the Deputy Jessica Hollis Boulevard.


SB 416 West

Relating to prohibiting a person's waiver of a right to an expunction or to an order of nondisclosure with respect to a criminal offense.

Criminal Justice

SB 417 West

Relating to the eligibility of certain persons to participate in a drug court program.

Criminal Justice

SB 418 Whitmire

Relating to requests by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for certain records held by court reporters.

State Affairs

SB 419 Ellis

Relating to the penalty for possession of certain small amounts of controlled substances in Penalty Group 1.

Criminal Justice

SB 420 Birdwell

Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Ellis County.

Higher Education

SB 421 Lucio

Relating to participation of certain school districts in the three-year high school diploma plan pilot program.


SB 422 Watson

Relating to the establishment and operation of a motor-bus-only lane pilot program in certain counties.


SB 423 West

Relating to expanding eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and ensuring the provision of quality care under and the effectiveness of the medical assistance program.

Health & Human Services

SB 424 Schwertner

Relating to the licensing and regulation of hospitals in this state; increasing the amount of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain hospitals.

Health & Human Services

SB 425 Schwertner

Relating to health care information provided by and notice of facility fees charged by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities and the availability of mediation.

Business & Commerce

SB 426 Ellis

Relating to a sales tax exemption for certain items sold during a limited period.


SB 427 Ellis

Relating to restrictions on the location and operation of concrete crushing facilities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

SB 428 Eltife

Relating to the approval of certain alcoholic beverages by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Business & Commerce

SB 429 Eltife

Relating to constructing facilities for state agencies in the Capitol Complex and the North Austin Complex.

Business & Commerce

SB 430 Eltife

Relating to allowing the holder of a brewpub license to sell ale and malt liquor to certain wholesalers.

Business & Commerce