Senate Floor Action for 3/31/2015



March 31, 2015

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

SB 20 (CS)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to state agency contracting; creating an offense.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 34 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to a report concerning information security for this state's information resources.

SB 378 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations.

SB 382 Uresti

Relating to public school educator continuing education credit for instruction on the use of an automated external defibrillator.

SB 390 Burton/ et al.

Relating to docket preference for trials in which the alleged victim is younger than 14 years of age.

SB 478 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the promulgation of certain forms for use in landlord-tenant matters.

SB 538 (CS)Schwertner/ Campbell/ Kolkhorst/ Nelson/ Perry/ et al.

Relating to the control of infectious diseases.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 761 Creighton

Relating to the taxation of fireworks.

SB 806 (LC)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the College Credit for Heroes program.

SB 850 Taylor, Van/ et al.

Relating to a public duty justification for conduct of a service member of the Texas military forces.

The Senate suspended the regular order, read third time and finally passed:

SB 6 (CS)Taylor, Larry/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to public school performance ratings.

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

SB 267 (CS)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of the rental or leasing of housing accommodations.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 410 Whitmire

Recognizing March 31, 2015, as Firefighters and Paramedics Day.

SR 435 Menéndez

In memory of Mike Higgins.

SR 470 Hall

Recognizing March 31, 2015, as Hopkins County Day.

SR 471 Hall

Recognizing March 31 and April 1, 2015, as Leadership Mesquite Days.

SCR 36 Whitmire

Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, and ending on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 293 (CS)Nelson/ et al. SP: Isaac

Relating to a clarification of the law governing eligibility of certain events for funding under the Major Events trust fund.

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

Committee referral on the following:

SB 1439 Campbell

Relating to the territory of the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District; authorizing the regulation of certain wells for the production of groundwater.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

SB 2023 Huffman

Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 191; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations