SENATE FLOOR ACTION
May 30, 2015
The Senate reconsidered final passage, withdrew amendment and again finally passed:
Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; imposing an administrative penalty; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 55.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 483.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 2645.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 866.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 3123.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 2968.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 1465.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 1191.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 11.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 968.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1356.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 3078.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 30.
Recalling H.B. 1926 from the Senate for further consideration.
The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:
Relating to certain criminal procedures for misdemeanor offenses committed by children.
Relating to the appointment and training of volunteer deputy registrars.
Relating to the elimination of certain court fees and costs and to the bill of costs provided to a defendant.
Relating to protective orders for certain victims of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking.
Relating to the assessment of court costs and fees on conviction of multiple offenses or on conviction of multiple counts of the same offense.
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of prostitution.
Relating to the powers and duties of the board of regents of the Texas Tech University System and to workers' compensation coverage for employees of the system's components.
Relating to decedents' estates.
Relating to courses and programs offered jointly by certain public junior colleges and independent school districts.
Relating to voting by mail, including the cancellation of an application for a ballot to be voted by mail.
Relating to the requirements for a candidate's application or nomination for a place on the ballot and related procedures.
Relating to the establishment of a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps teaching certificate and eligibility of such certified teacher for other educator certification.
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of invasive visual recording.
Relating to electronic filing of certain reports.
Relating to reports on attorney ad litem, guardian ad litem, guardian, mediator, and competency evaluator appointments made by courts in this state and an interim study on a billing system for attorneys ad litem.
Relating to the powers and duties of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority.
Relating to authority of the county auditor to examine and audit the records of certain special districts.
Relating to a requirement that certain entering students at a general academic teaching institution receive information regarding mental health and suicide prevention services.
Relating to transparency in the reporting and public availability of information regarding eminent domain authority; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to a study and report on the awarding of the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.
Relating to excluding certain adult students receiving special education services from computation of completion rates for purposes of public school accountability.
Relating to a court administrator in certain counties.
Relating to ensuring local governmental and community input in any federal refugee resettlement program established in this state.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 111 and to the creation of the F.M. 2920/Becker Road Municipal Utility District of Harris County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds and impose fees, assessments, and taxes.
The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:
Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.
Relating to civil and criminal liability for the unlawful disclosure or promotion of certain intimate visual material; creating an offense.
Relating to state and local planning for and responses to drought.
The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:
Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; providing a criminal penalty.
Relating to state agency contracting; authorizing fees; creating an offense.
Relating to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans and their families.
Relating to the transfer of certain occupational regulatory programs and the deregulation of certain activities and occupations.
Relating to the authority and duties of the office of inspector general of the Health and Human Services Commission.
Relating to the creation of the Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs in the office of the governor.
Relating to the sunset review of river authorities.
Relating to excluding a franchisor as an employer of a franchisee or a franchisee's employees.
Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties.
Relating to requiring notice of the scheduling of an execution date and the issuance of a warrant of execution.
Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government, the composition of certain juvenile boards, and the increase of certain filing fees.
Relating to the amount and allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.
Relating to certain obligations of and limitations on landlords.
Relating to creating limited purpose disaster declaration authority for the governor.
Relating to emergency response employees or volunteers and others exposed or potentially exposed to certain diseases or parasites and to visa waivers for certain physicians.
Relating to regulation of the sale of fireworks by certain municipalities.
Relating to the requirements for employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program.
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the elimination of the statute of limitations for the offenses of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault.
Relating to an executory contract for the conveyance of real property; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees.
Relating to the essential knowledge and skills of the required public school curriculum and to certain assessment instruments for public school students.
Relating to a program to provide a free or reduced-price breakfast to eligible students attending a public school and the method of determining the number of educationally disadvantaged students.
Relating to property that is or may be presumed abandoned.
Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.
Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses.
Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain barrier island coastal municipalities.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.
Relating to the organization of a grand jury.
Relating to court jurisdiction and procedures relating to truancy; establishing judicial donation trust funds; providing criminal penalties; imposing a court cost.
Relating to the release of a motor vehicle accident report; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.
Relating to the exchange of health information in this state; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving family violence and to the violation of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence, sexual assault or abuse, or stalking case.
Relating to evaluation of public school performance.
Relating to the preservation of the Alamo complex.
Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.
Relating to the territory, jurisdiction, board composition, elections, and powers of the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, including its authority to regulate certain wells for the production of groundwater; imposing a cap on certain fees.
Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for certain developments.
The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.