Senate Floor Action for 4/8/2015



April 8, 2015

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

SB 10 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, and offenses involving insurance fraud or the imposition of the motor fuels tax.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 468 Zaffirini

Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Live Oak County Historical Commission Day.

SR 486 Huffman

Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Texas Retired Teachers Association Day.

SR 519 Hall/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Texas Home School Day.

SR 525 Hancock

Suspending Senate Rule 2.02 to grant floor privileges to the former lieutenant governors, former senate members, and the former secretary of the senate during the Former Members Day recognition ceremony.

Committee referral on the following:

SJR 68 Eltife

Proposing a constitutional amendment to make a one-time transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the trust fund of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.


SCR 38 Fraser

Designating Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of Texas.


SB 2031 Watson/ Hinojosa/ Lucio/ Seliger/ Zaffirini

Relating to the date for publication of the factors considered for admission to a new graduate and professional program.

Higher Education

HB 2 Otto/ Keffer/ Darby/ Ashby/ Aycock

Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.