SENATE FLOOR ACTION
April 13, 2015
The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:
Relating to the authority of a magistrate to prohibit certain communications in an order for emergency protection.
Relating to the functions and operations of the Department of Aging and Disability Services; increasing penalties.
6 Floor Amendments
Relating to the functions of the Department of Family and Protective Services and procedures applicable to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, investigations of child abuse and neglect, and conservatorship of a child; affecting fee amounts and authorizing an administrative penalty.
6 Floor Amendments
Relating to the qualifications for membership on the Texas Water Development Board.
1 Floor Amendment
Relating to the exercise of eminent domain by certain toll road corporations.
Relating to the use of human remains for forensic science education, including the training of search and rescue animals.
Relating to defining the duties and to the penalties concerning pain management clinics.
Relating to creating limited purpose disaster declaration authority for the governor.
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Recognizing April 13, 2015, as Texas Female Judges' Day.
Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.
Committee referral on the following:
Urging Hidalgo County to reduce its tax rate upon establishment of the Hidalgo County Healthcare District.
Relating to the qualifications of directors of the Spectrum Management District.
Relating to the board of trustees of the Blinn Junior College District.
Relating to the creation of Valley Ranch Medical Center Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to the creation of Valley Ranch Town Center Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Grand Lake Estates Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League-sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the territory included in, the composition of the board of directors of, and the powers of the Harris County Improvement District No. 17.
Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.