Senate Floor Action for 3/3/2015



March 3, 2015

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 277 Taylor, Larry

Recognizing March 2, 2015, as Space Day.

SR 285 Huffman/ Taylor, Larry

Recognizing March 3, 2015, as Brazoria County Day.

SCR 19 Seliger

Recognizing Johnny Trotter of Hereford on the occasion of his induction into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

SCR 21 Whitmire

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

The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.

Committee referral on the following:

SJR 37 Taylor, Van

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund.


SB 3 Birdwell

Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention of certain offenses; creating an offense and increasing a criminal penalty.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations-S/C Border Security

SB 6 Taylor, Larry/ Campbell

Relating to public school performance ratings.


SB 13 Perry/ Estes/ Hall/ Schwertner/ Seliger

Relating to measures to support public school student academic achievement and career preparation, including measures to improve and support dual-credit courses.


SB 14 Taylor, Larry/ Creighton

Relating to empowering the parents of students to petition for the reconstitution, repurposing, alternative management, or closure of low-performing public school campuses.


SB 801 Zaffirini/ Campbell

Relating to a high quality prekindergarten program provided by public school districts.


SB 802 Eltife

Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in public entertainment facilities.

Business & Commerce

SB 803 Seliger

Relating to the validation of certain actions relating to municipal airport zoning regulations.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 804 Seliger

Relating to the period of eligibility for support from the universal service plan for certain providers.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

SB 805 Campbell

Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 806 Campbell

Relating to the College Credit for Heroes program.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 807 Campbell

Relating to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 808 Eltife

Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.

Business & Commerce

SB 809 Taylor, Van

Relating to governmental actions affecting private property rights in certain oil and gas wells.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

SB 810 Seliger

Relating to the authority of an independent school district to contract with a municipality for the design, improvement, or construction of an instructional facility, stadium, or other athletic facility.


SB 811 Rodríguez

Relating to providing a translated copy of a student's individualized education program to parents unable to speak English.


SB 812 Rodríguez

Relating to the appointment of an associate judge in a family law proceeding involving a name change.

State Affairs

SB 813 Rodríguez

Relating to the use of digitized signatures in certain family law proceedings.

State Affairs

SB 814 Rodríguez

Relating to waivers of citation in certain family law suits.

State Affairs

SB 815 Rodríguez

Relating to a temporary restraining order for preservation of property and protection of the parties in a suit for the dissolution of marriage.

State Affairs

SB 816 Rodríguez

Relating to a dismissal or nonsuit of an application for a protective order.

State Affairs

SB 817 Rodríguez

Relating to the definitions of dating violence and family violence for purposes of the issuance of a protective order.

State Affairs

SB 818 Rodríguez

Relating to the requirement that a parent appointed as a conservator of a child disclose certain information regarding family violence.

State Affairs

SB 819 Rodríguez

Relating to certain temporary orders in a suit for modification of an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

State Affairs

SB 820 Rodríguez

Relating to child custody evaluations and adoption evaluations conducted and testimony provided in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; providing penalties; creating an offense; authorizing fees.

State Affairs

SB 821 Rodríguez

Relating to references to school in the Texas Family Code.

State Affairs

SB 822 Rodríguez

Relating to the applicability of certain definitions and certain laws governing attorneys ad litem and amicus attorneys in family law proceedings.

State Affairs

SB 823 Rodríguez

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

State Affairs

SB 824 Huffman

Relating to the number of jurors required in certain civil cases pending in a statutory county court.

State Affairs

SB 825 Huffman

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of prostitution.

Criminal Justice

SB 826 Hall

Relating to the requirements for request for proposals for design-build contracts for highway projects.


SB 827 Hall

Relating to the format of the general appropriations bill.


SB 828 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.

Business & Commerce

SB 829 Kolkhorst

Relating to the verification of information provided to the comptroller and contained in reports on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

SB 830 Kolkhorst

Relating to the establishment of an office of consumer affairs for children in foster care.

Health & Human Services

SB 831 Kolkhorst

Relating to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion and prevention of coerced abortions; providing penalties; creating an offense.

State Affairs

SB 832 Campbell

Relating to the coordinating workgroups of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 833 Campbell

Relating to the continuation of a residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation while the owner is temporarily absent because of military service.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

SB 834 Creighton

Relating to procedures required before a condominium association files a suit or initiates an arbitration proceeding for a defect or design claim.

State Affairs

SB 835 Taylor, Van

Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of fraudulent or fictitious military record.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations