Senate Floor Action for 4/14/2015



April 14, 2015

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

SB 42 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the selection process for student members of the board of regents of a state university or state university system.

SB 100 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the enterprise zone program.

SB 460 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the licensing and regulation of pharmacists and pharmacies.

SB 543 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to certain requirements applicable to contracts entered into by, and the contract management process of, state agencies.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 601 West

Relating to the eligibility of Elite Rodeo Association World Championships for funding from the Major Events trust fund.

SB 607 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to the Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless.

SB 686 (CS)Seliger/ et al.

Relating to the Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program.

SB 807 (CS) (LC)Campbell/ et al.

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

SB 866 Taylor, Larry

Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties.

SB 912 (CS) (LC)Eltife

Relating to a volume-based exemption from reporting requirements for certain accidental discharges or spills from wastewater facilities.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 931 (CS)Fraser/ et al.

Relating to the goal for renewable energy and competitive renewable energy zones.

SB 933 (CS) (LC)Fraser

Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to review transmission interconnections that enable imports or exports from the ERCOT power grid.

SB 949 (CS) (LC)Uresti/ et al.

Relating to the release of certain child fatality and near-fatality information for abused or neglected children.

SB 978 (LC)Creighton

Relating to public information regarding workers' compensation insurance rate filings.

SB 1135 (CS) (LC)Garcia/ Huffman/ Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to civil and criminal liability for the unlawful disclosure or promotion of certain intimate visual material; creating an offense.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1210 Kolkhorst

Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties.

SB 1228 Seliger

Relating to authorizing children of Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission employees to be employed by holders of licenses or permits issued by the commission.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1237 Taylor, Van/ et al.

Relating to Internet broadcasts of open meetings held by the policy board of a metropolitan planning organization.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1296 (A)West

Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 83rd Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.

1 Committee Amendment

SB 1337 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects.

SB 1630 (CS)Whitmire

Relating to the commitment of juveniles in post-adjudication secure correctional facilities operated by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and by local probation departments.

SB 1657 (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to approval of the issuance of tax and revenue anticipation notes.

SB 1985 (CS) (LC)Uresti

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of a real property interest in oil or gas in place.

HB 1 (CS)Otto SP: Nelson

General Appropriations Bill.

Committee referral on the following:

SB 2049 Nichols/ Creighton

Relating to qualifications of members of the board of directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

SB 2050 Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation of Simonton Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations

Committee re-referral on the following:

SB 797 Lucio

Relating to a grant program to reduce wait times for agricultural inspections of vehicles at ports of entry along the Texas-Mexico border.

Re-referred from Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs to Intergovernmental Relations