Senate Floor Action for 4/16/2015



April 16, 2015

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

SJR 17 Perry/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to private road work by certain counties.

SB 27 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the online broadcast of open meetings of institutions of higher education.

SB 336 (CS)Taylor, Van

Relating to the right of municipal officers to obtain information, documents, and records.

SB 397 (CS)Rodríguez

Relating to the marketing and advertising of the veterans' assistance lottery game.

SB 425 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to health care information provided by and notice of facility fees charged by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 458 (CS)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the aerospace and aviation office of the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office and to the aerospace and aviation advisory committee.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 685 (LC)Seliger

Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to the education research center advisory board.

SB 691 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain students enrolled in fire science courses at public institutions of higher education.

SB 709 (CS)Fraser/ et al.

Relating to procedures for certain environmental permit applications.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 788 (CS) (LC)Eltife/ et al.

Relating to requiring direct access to 9-1-1 service from certain telephone systems and equivalent systems that use Internet Protocol enabled services.

SB 903 (LC)Hancock

Relating to procedures for the management, sale, or lease of certain state-owned real property and the management or collection of related funds, including disputed oil and gas royalties owed to the state.

SB 915 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the establishment and administration by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of a textbook affordability pilot program at a public institution of higher education.

SB 1154 (LC)Hall/ et al.

Relating to the deadline for filing an application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.

SB 1189 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the establishment of a transfer associate degree program at each public junior college.

SB 1253 (CS) (LC)Hall/ et al.

Relating to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the Texas border.

SB 1287 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the licensing and regulation of forensic analysts and the administration of the Texas Forensic Science Commission; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational license.

SB 1336 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to the powers and duties, the construction of laws, and the election dates of certain groundwater conservation districts.

SB 1470 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to the establishment of state authorization reciprocity agreements for postsecondary distance learning courses.

SB 1561 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to contributions and registrations for an anatomical gift registry; authorizing a fee.

SB 1589 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to requirements for reporting unclaimed mineral proceeds to the comptroller of public accounts.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1750 (CS)West/ et al.

Relating to the requirements for employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 555 Rodríguez/ Garcia/ Hinojosa/ Lucio/ Menéndez/ et al.

Recognizing the eighth class of the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program.

SCR 24 (CS) (LC)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument at the state Capitol Complex, at a site outside the historic Capitol grounds, honoring Texans who served during the Global War on Terror as part of the United States armed forces and their families.