SENATE FLOOR ACTION
May 31, 2015
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 1882.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 507.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 1295.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1905.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1842.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 928.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 1919.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 32.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the House to make corrections in H.B. No. 2404.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections to H.B. 3184
The Senate discharged conferees and concurred in House amendments to the following:
Relating to the operations of a municipally owned utility or municipal power agency; providing authority to issue bonds.
The Senate failed to adopt:
Relating to municipal regulation of the use of alarm systems; authorizing a municipal fee.
The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:
Relating to the essential knowledge and skills of the required public school curriculum, the administration of and reports relating to assessment instruments administered to public school students, the instructional materials allotment, and proclamations for the production of instructional materials.
Relating to the placement and use of video cameras in self-contained classrooms providing special education services.
Relating to the duty of the Water Conservation Advisory Council to submit a report and recommendations regarding water conservation in this state.
Relating to the abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund.
Relating to the practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.
Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.
Relating to an exemption from length limitations for certain vehicles or combinations of vehicles used to transport harvest machines.
Relating to the commitment of juveniles in post-adjudication secure correctional facilities operated by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and by local probation departments.
Relating to agreements between the Department of Public Safety and counties for the provision of renewal and duplicate driver's license and other identification certificate services; authorizing a fee.
Relating to a bill of rights for wards under guardianship.
Relating to the imposition of additional fees for filing civil cases and for recording certain documents in Hidalgo County and Cameron County.
Relating to adult day services facilities.
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 college and career readiness training for certain public school counselors and postsecondary advisors.
Relating to state economic development measures, including abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund, creation of the governor's university research initiative, and the administration of programs to support certain events.
Relating to the regulation of groundwater.
Relating to public junior college district branch campuses, including a requirement that the South Texas Community College District establish an extension facility in a certain location.
Relating to the retirement benefits for certain elected state officials.
Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages to customers of a package store during certain hours.
Relating to the display of notice of federal and state tax rates for motor fuel sold at retail.
Relating to the disclosure of interested parties by persons contracting with governmental entities and state agencies.
Relating to the construction of certain statutes and rules that create or define criminal offenses and penalties and a review of certain penal laws of this state.
Relating to public school Internet website information concerning local programs and services available to assist homeless students.
Relating to public school accountability, including the expansion of or renewal of the charter of an open-enrollment charter school and the intervention in and sanction of a public school that has received an academically unsuccessful performance rating for at least two consecutive school years.
Relating to the repeal of certain alcoholic beverage taxes and the tax on controlled substances.
Relating to the State Board for Educator Certification, educator preparation programs, and educator certification.
Relating to increasing the punishment for certain persons convicted of the offense of possession or promotion of child pornography.
Relating to the period of time allowed for appointment of a board of managers for a school district.
Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenues in certain municipalities and the authority of certain counties to impose a county hotel occupancy tax; authorizing the imposition of a tax.
Relating to conflicts of interest by members of state agency governing boards and governing officers; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to eminent domain powers of certain conservation and reclamation districts.
The Senate discharged conferees on:
Relating to issues affecting counties and other governmental entities.