Senate Floor Action for 5/11/2015



May 11, 2015

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

SB 161 (CS)Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to a study regarding the costs of educating students of limited English proficiency in public schools.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 208 (CS)Campbell/ Birdwell/ Hinojosa/ Nelson/ Schwertner

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Commission; affecting the rates and imposition of certain fees and assessments.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 234 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the creation and operation of a park and recreation district in counties that share a border on the San Marcos River and to the authority of the district to collect fees and issue bonds; creating a criminal offense and providing penalties.

SB 507 Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the placement of video cameras in self-contained classrooms providing special education services.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 514 (CS)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for certain contracts with the federal government.

SB 811 (CS)Rodríguez

Relating to providing a translated copy of a student's individualized education program to parents unable to speak English.

SB 983 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to restrictions on the assessment of the fee charged for issuance of certain birth records.

SB 1022 (CS) (LC)Uresti

Relating to an unsworn declaration made by a private process server in the performance of the server's job duties.

SB 1178 (CS)Huffines

Relating to an interim study on an education savings account program.

SB 1216 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to providing for the review of certain county departments of education by the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 1241 Taylor, Larry

Relating to authority of school districts, home-rule school districts, and open-enrollment charter schools to establish innovation zones and the authority of school districts to obtain designation as districts of innovation.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1315 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for at-risk developments.

SB 1376 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to natural disaster housing recovery.

SB 1510 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to authority of the county auditor to examine and audit the records of certain special districts.

SB 1650 (CS)Eltife

Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit, including extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations.

SB 1697 (CS)Huffman

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information regarding procedures and substances used in the execution of a convict.

SB 1875 (CS) (LC)Uresti/ et al.

Relating to funding to counties for transportation infrastructure projects located in areas of the state affected by increased oil and gas production.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1894 (CS) (LC)Garcia/ Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the powers and duties of navigation districts, port authorities, and boards of trustees of municipal port facilities.

SB 1897 (CS)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to public school accountability, including the powers and duties of the commissioner of education regarding open-enrollment charter schools.

SB 1916 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to the escheat of United States savings bonds.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1989 (CS) (LC)Menéndez

Relating to underwriting standards for evaluating applications for low income housing tax credits.

SB 2038 (LC)Ellis

Relating to the qualifications of directors of the Spectrum Management District.

SB 2046 Taylor, Van/ et al.

Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League-sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.

HB 39 (CS) (LC)Smithee/ Naishtat SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to guardianships for incapacitated persons and to substitutes for guardianships for certain adults with disabilities.

HB 181 (LC)Bell/ Krause SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to information printed by school districts on high school diplomas.

HB 1051 Wray/ Fallon SP: Birdwell

Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Ellis County.

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

SB 2065 (CS)Estes/ et al.

Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief.

Committee referral on the following:

SCR 45 Hinojosa

Designating September as Valley Voter Awareness Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2015.


HJR 79 Workman/ Keffer/ Otto/ Raymond/ Guillen/ et al.

Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to provide for a federal balanced budget.

State Affairs

HB 175 Miller, Rick/ Sheffield/ Cyrier/ Zerwas/ Farias/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

Health & Human Services

HB 263 Miles/ Guillen

Relating to the sealing in certain cases of juvenile records of adjudications of delinquent conduct or conduct indicating a need for supervision and access by certain persons to sealed juvenile records.

State Affairs

HB 307 White, James

Relating to a study on the feasibility and potential costs and benefits of implementing a pay-for-performance contract program for certain criminal justice programs and services.

Criminal Justice

HB 326 Wu/ Fletcher/ Moody/ Riddle/ Price/ et al.

Relating to information provided by electronic means in support of the issuance of a search warrant.

Criminal Justice

HB 367 Villalba

Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in certain entertainment facilities.

Business & Commerce

HB 394 McClendon/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to the information in ad valorem tax appraisal records that may not be posted on the Internet by an appraisal district.

Business & Commerce

HB 478 Dutton/ Deshotel/ Guillen

Relating to the restoration of certain rights to a criminal defendant.

Criminal Justice

HB 483 Capriglione/ Fletcher/ Flynn/ Longoria/ Parker/ et al.

Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees.

Business & Commerce

HB 510 Moody

Relating to disclosure of certain information about expert witnesses in a criminal case.

Criminal Justice

HB 735 Israel

Relating to the collection of information regarding the number of alternatively fueled vehicles registered in this state.


HB 763 King, Susan

Relating to a petition to a state agency for adoption of rules.

Business & Commerce

HB 764 King, Susan/ Laubenberg/ Simpson/ Miller, Rick/ Collier

Relating to the use, collection, and security of health care data collected by the Department of State Health Services.

Health & Human Services

HB 771 Deshotel

Relating to funding for the Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities.


HB 825 Giddings/ White, Molly

Relating to procedures for identifying any Native American heritage of children in certain hearings in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

State Affairs

HB 830 Larson/ Bernal

Relating to the issuance of Alamo specialty license plates.


HB 831 Giddings/ Keough

Relating to disclosure of home mortgage information to a surviving spouse.

Business & Commerce

HB 905 Frullo/ Dutton/ King, Ken/ Nevárez/ Farney

Relating to the regulation of knives by a municipality or county.

Criminal Justice

HB 928 Guillen

Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

HB 966 Crownover/ Flynn/ Miller, Doug/ Zerwas/ Burkett/ et al.

Relating to the creation of an optional consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the group benefits program provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents.

State Affairs

HB 973 Hernandez/ Coleman

Relating to the compensation and per diem compensation of emergency services commissioners in certain counties.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 996 Parker/ Fallon/ Crownover

Relating to the effect of certain agreements with a collective bargaining organization on certain state-funded public work contracts.

Business & Commerce

HB 1015 Canales

Relating to notice provided to a court regarding certain defendants placed on state jail felony community supervision.

Criminal Justice

HB 1026 Thompson, Ed

Relating to eligibility for appointment as a tabulation supervisor in an election.

State Affairs

HB 1036 Johnson

Relating to reporting requirements for certain injuries or deaths caused by peace officers and for certain injuries or deaths of peace officers.

Criminal Justice

HB 1044 Fallon/ Turner, Scott/ Parker/ Simmons/ Crownover/ et al.

Relating to the designation of a segment of Farm-to-Market Road 423 in Denton County as the U.S. Army Sergeant Enrique Mondragon Memorial Highway.


HB 1062 Lucio III

Relating to authorizing a fee for county records technology and infrastructure costs in certain counties.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1079 Thompson, Senfronia/ Davis, Sarah/ Alonzo/ Sheets/ Villalba/ et al.

Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties, payments, and civil restitution received by the attorney general.

State Affairs

HB 1096 Murphy/ Laubenberg/ King, Phil/ Parker/ Schofield/ et al.

Relating to the residence address of a person for purposes of a response to a confirmation notice sent by the registrar.

State Affairs

HB 1112 Gutierrez

Relating to projects that a defense adjustment management authority may conduct.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

HB 1114 Gonzales, Larry

Relating to the authority with whom certain political committees must file reports of political contributions and expenditures.

State Affairs

HB 1170 Farney/ Villalba/ Fallon

Relating to the applicability to open-enrollment charter schools of certain laws regarding local governments and political subdivisions.


HB 1187 Wray/ Sheets/ Dale/ Miller, Rick/ Smith/ et al.

Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle Memorial Highway.


HB 1264 Wu

Relating to the preservation of toxicological evidence collected in connection with certain intoxication offenses.


HB 1269 Springer/ Guillen/ Kacal/ King, Ken/ Ashby

Relating to supplemental environmental projects implemented by certain local governments in lieu of administrative penalties assessed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1294 Capriglione/ Geren/ Goldman/ Simmons/ Bonnen, Greg/ et al.

Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts or subcontracts with governmental entities.

State Affairs

HB 1305 Bonnen, Greg/ Paul

Relating to a program to provide a free or reduced-price breakfast to eligible students attending a public school, the method of determining the number of educationally disadvantaged students for the compensatory education allotment, and the use of compensatory education allotment funds.


HB 1311 McClendon

Relating to the confidentiality of personal information concerning certain employees currently or formerly involved in the Texas juvenile justice system.

Criminal Justice

HB 1436 Smithee

Relating to appeals regarding dangerous dogs.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1449 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to child custody evaluations and adoption evaluations conducted and testimony provided in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; providing penalties; creating an offense; authorizing fees.

State Affairs

HB 1621 Bonnen, Greg

Relating to utilization review and notice and appeal of certain adverse determinations by utilization review agents.

Business & Commerce

HB 1623 Laubenberg/ Burkett/ Coleman/ Guerra/ Bonnen, Greg/ et al.

Relating to the reimbursement of providers for the provision of certain home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.

Health & Human Services

HB 1681 Bohac

Relating to the authority of certain county clerks to require an individual to present photo identification to file certain documents.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1723 Miles

Relating to the territory included in, the composition of the board of directors of, and the method of assessment of the Harris County Improvement District No. 10 and to clarifying the law to reflect the prior division of the district.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1743 Galindo/ Elkins/ Wray/ et al.

Relating to the use of a credit or charge card by certain state agencies to make certain purchases.

Business & Commerce

HB 1855 Rose

Relating to training, continuing education, and weapons proficiency standards for correctional officers employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice

HB 1874 Zerwas/ Villalba/ Kacal/ Raney/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council.

Health & Human Services

HB 1878 Laubenberg/ Coleman/ Guerra/ Bonnen, Greg/ Giddings/ et al.

Relating to the provision of telemedicine medical services in a school-based setting, including the reimbursement of providers under the Medicaid program for those services.


HB 1929 Rose

Relating to the payment in certain counties of expenses associated with the transportation of county residents and visitors for civic, community, educational, and recreational activities.


HB 1969 Martinez, "Mando"

Relating to the issuance of certain permits for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles on certain highways.


HB 2063 Oliveira

Relating to the recording and effective date of certain documents relating to nonjudicial foreclosure sales.

Business & Commerce

HB 2070 Thompson, Senfronia/ Guillen

Relating to the waiver of notification and hearing requirements for certain foster homes that provide shelter to victims of human trafficking.

Health & Human Services

HB 2084 Muñoz, Jr./ Dukes/ Guillen

Relating to transparency in the rate-setting processes for the Medicaid managed care and child health plan programs.

Health & Human Services

HB 2100 Hernandez

Relating to the creation of the East Houston Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.


HB 2108 Galindo/ Guillen

Relating to a medal for certain members of the military forces who served during the Cold War.

Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

HB 2121 King, Tracy O.

Relating to the repeal of obsolete laws governing county road systems in certain counties.


HB 2280 VanDeaver

Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties.


HB 2291 Parker/ Meyer/ Frullo/ Villalba/ Fallon/ et al.

Relating to increasing the punishment for certain persons convicted of the offense of possession or promotion of child pornography.

Criminal Justice

HB 2341 Darby/ Parker/ Murphy/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Ashby

Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.


HB 2350 Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Guillen

Relating to the amount that may be used to guarantee loans under the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority's agricultural loan guarantee program.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

HB 2372 Dutton

Relating to training requirements for juvenile correctional officers employed by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

Criminal Justice

HB 2396 Howard/ Darby/ Crownover

Relating to eliminating requirements that certain public institutions of higher education set aside portions of tuition for student loan repayment programs for certain physicians and state attorneys.

Higher Education

HB 2474 Sheffield/ Zerwas/ Miller, Rick/ Blanco/ Simmons/ et al.

Relating to requirements for and the transparency of epidemiological reports and immunization exemption information and reports.

Health & Human Services

HB 2505 Clardy/ Rodriguez, Eddie/ Keough

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drugs.

Business & Commerce

HB 2532 Bell

Relating to a study on the effectiveness of regulations governing the design and construction of certain Type I municipal solid waste landfills overlying aquifers.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2616 Dutton/ Guillen

Relating to procedures related to juvenile justice proceedings; increasing the punishment for certain delinquent conduct.

Criminal Justice

HB 2621 Raney/ Schubert/ Kacal

Relating to the board of trustees of the Blinn Junior College District.

Higher Education

HB 2633 Hernandez/ Rodriguez, Justin/ Clardy/ Murr

Relating to the release of a motor vehicle accident report; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.

State Affairs

HB 2645 Blanco/ Alvarado/ Fallon

Relating to the violation of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence, sexual assault or abuse, or stalking case; creating an offense.

Criminal Justice

HB 2683 Miller, Rick/ Zerwas/ Bonnen, Dennis/ Huberty/ Raymond

Relating to the licensing and regulation of dyslexia practitioners and therapists by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; imposing an administrative penalty; authorizing fees.

Health & Human Services

HB 2704 King, Tracy O.

Relating to the sale, use, or possession of an incorrect weighing or measuring device; creating a criminal offense.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

HB 2731 Bonnen, Greg/ Guillen

Relating to the exemption of nonprofit ambulance companies from motor fuel taxes.


HB 2752 Zerwas/ Sheffield

Relating to a chronic respiratory disease state strategic plan developed by the Department of State Health Services.

Health & Human Services

HB 2861 Raymond

Relating to an optional procedure for the issuance of a permit by the City of Laredo for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles carrying cargo in Webb County; authorizing a fee; adding a provision subject to criminal penalties.


HB 3103 Murphy

Relating to the registration and operation of golf carts and utility vehicles; authorizing a fee; amending and adding provisions subject to a general criminal penalty.


HB 3106 Huberty/ Phelan

Relating to the period of time allowed for appointment of a board of managers for a school district.


HB 3150 Huberty/ Hunter

Relating to the calculation of taxable wages paid by a professional employer organization for purposes of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 3220 Martinez, "Mando"/ Muñoz, Jr./ Longoria/ Canales

Relating to the powers and duties of the Hidalgo County Water Control and Improvement District No. 18; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3225 Murr

Relating to lane restrictions for certain motor vehicles in highway construction or maintenance work zones.


HB 3298 Larson/ Frank/ Lucio III/ Kacal/ Keffer/ et al.

Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the development of a market and conveyance network for water in this state.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

HB 3307 Miller, Rick/ Flynn/ Fallon

Relating to the authority of the Employees Retirement System of Texas to make available a TRICARE Military Health System supplemental plan.

State Affairs

HB 3348 Clardy/ Schaefer

Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

Higher Education

HB 3538 Smithee

Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act of 2008.


HB 3656 King, Susan

Relating to the use of telephone interpreter services in any criminal proceeding before a judge or magistrate.

Criminal Justice

HB 3747 Phillips

Relating to the issuance of a concealed handgun license to certain retired judicial officers.

State Affairs

HB 3748 Farney

Relating to the coordination of educational support services for and information regarding students who are currently or were formerly placed in foster care.

Higher Education

HB 4011 Martinez Fischer

Relating to reporting and monitoring requirements related to fire protection sprinkler systems in residential high-rise buildings.

Business & Commerce

HB 4149 Keough

Relating to the powers, operations, and boundaries of The Woodlands Township; authorizing a fee.


HCR 105 Sheets/ Anderson, Rodney/ Canales/ White, James/ Wu/ et al.

Designating #Texas as the official hashtag of Texas.


HCR 106 Sheets/ Anderson, Rodney/ Canales/ White, James/ Wu/ et al.

Designating #TexasToDo as the official state hashtag of Texas Tourism.