Senate Floor Action for 4/5/2017



April 5, 2017

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

SB 39 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to guardianships, substitutes for guardianships, and durable powers of attorney for persons with disabilities or who are incapacitated.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 91 (CS)Hall

Relating to the use of automatic license plate readers by a law enforcement agency.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 203 (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to removing the deadline for the Department of Family and Protective Services to enter into permanency care assistance agreements.

SB 291 (CS)Whitmire

Relating to the issuance of a writ of attachment for certain witnesses.

SB 304 Taylor, Van/ Hinojosa/ Nichols/ Schwertner/ Watson

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners; authorizing a reduction in fees.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 488 (CS)Bettencourt/ Lucio/ et al.

Relating to requirements for certain petitions requesting an election and ballot propositions.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 737 Hancock/ et al.

Relating to requirements for new or increased municipal fees.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 744 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to a tree planting credit to offset tree mitigation fees imposed by a municipality.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1045 Estes

Relating to the consolidation of public notice requirements for certain air quality permit applications.

SB 1051 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to the accommodation of a deaf or hard of hearing student in driver education; authorizing a fee.

SB 1249 (LC)West

Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs.

SB 1251 West/ et al.

Relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Ending Homelessness fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration.

SB 1414 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to a recipient's disenrollment from a Medicaid managed care plan.

SB 1539 (CS)Watson

Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to certain property and services.

SB 1620 (LC)Taylor, Van

Relating to the regulation of raising or keeping six or fewer chickens by a political subdivision.


The Senate reconsidered the vote for passage to engrossment, amended and again passed to engrossment:

SB 18 Seliger/ et al.

Relating to eliminating provisions requiring public institutions of higher education to set aside portions of designated tuition for student financial assistance.

2 Floor Amendments

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 232 Campbell

Recognizing the Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration Association.

SR 581 Taylor, Van

Recognizing the Collin County Sheriff's Office for its service to its community.