Senate Floor Action for 3/30/2017



March 30, 2017

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

SB 3 (CS)Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of an education savings account program and a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program.

9 Floor Amendments

SB 28 (CS)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the financing of ports in the state.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 128 (CS)Garcia/ et al.

Relating to the inclusion of education and training regarding human trafficking in the curriculum of commercial driver's license training programs offered by public junior colleges and career schools and colleges and to certain requirements for commercial driver's licenses.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 601 Campbell

Relating to authorizing an exemption for open-enrollment charter schools from certain municipal drainage requirements.

SB 758 (LC)Menéndez

Relating to bill payment assistance programs offered by certain municipalities.

SB 773 (LC)Uresti

Relating to the authority of a judge to compel a criminal defendant who lacks capacity to take psychoactive medication.

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

SB 9 Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.

SB 13 (CS)Huffman/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations.

SB 151 Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to voter approval of obligations for certain municipal liabilities to a public pension fund.

SB 258 (CS)Huffines/ et al.

Relating to the disposition of embryonic and fetal tissue remains; imposing a civil penalty.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 539 Huffman

Recognizing March 30, 2017, as Texas Doctors' Day.

SR 540 Menéndez

Welcoming the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to the Capitol.

SR 542 Miles

Recognizing March 30, 2017, as Vietnamese American Day.