Senate Floor Action for 4/22/2015



April 22, 2015

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

SB 24 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to training for members of the governing board of a public institution of higher education.

SB 28 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to immunity from liability for public and open-enrollment charter school campuses that maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors for emergency use.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 265 Ellis

Relating to student use of sunscreen products in public schools.

SB 321 (CS)Hinojosa

Relating to the amount of money transferred monthly from the state highway fund to the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.

SB 418 (CS) (LC)Whitmire

Relating to requests by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for certain records held by court reporters.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 526 Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to restrictions on holders of package store permits.

SB 627 (CS)Huffman

Relating to certain defenses to libel actions.

SB 714 (CS)Hall/ et al.

Relating to the use of automated traffic control systems and photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

3 Floor Amendments

SB 737 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to certain protective orders and magistrate's orders for emergency protection.

SB 902 (LC)Taylor, Van

Relating to the disclosure of certain public information by a public school district.

SB 991 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to a requirement that the General Land Office conduct a study regarding the use of wind or solar power to desalinate brackish groundwater.

SB 1128 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to certain diagnostic testing during pregnancy.

SB 1313 (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the names of certain businesses.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1368 (CS)Fraser

Relating to the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.

SB 1462 (CS)West

Relating to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses.

SB 1496 (CS)Uresti

Relating to background checks conducted by the Department of Family and Protective Services for certain child-care providers.

SB 1543 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the admission of undergraduate students with nontraditional secondary education to public institutions of higher education.

SB 1749 Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to citrus pest and disease management.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1776 Menéndez

Relating to the exemption from the assessment requirements of the Texas Success Initiative for students who successfully complete certain college preparatory courses.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1852 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the adoption of an amendment procedure for restrictive covenants affecting real property in certain residential subdivisions.

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

SB 476 Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the duties of certain law enforcement officials under procedures regulating the making or transfer of firearms.

SB 1032 Watson/ et al.

Relating to authority for certain state employees to work flexible hours and to work from home or other authorized alternative work sites.

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

SB 900 (CS)Taylor, Larry/ Creighton/ Kolkhorst/ Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and the renaming of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association as the Texas Coastal Insurance Association.

Committee referral on the following:

SB 2063 Lucio

Relating to the establishment and administration of the Texas Safe Home Program.

Intergovernmental Relations

Committee re-referral on the following:

SB 1376 Lucio

Relating to natural disaster housing recovery.

Re-referred from Natural Resources & Economic Development to Intergovernmental Relations