Senate Floor Action for 4/6/2017



April 6, 2017

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

SB 460 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to general obligation bonds issued by political subdivisions.

SB 467 (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to a requirement for ballot propositions.

SB 929 (CS)Hughes

Relating to continuing education requirements for county tax assessor-collectors.

SB 1004 (CS)Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the deployment of network nodes in public right-of-way; authorizing fees.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1120 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the prohibition of local motor fuel taxes on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.

SB 1329 (CS)Huffman

Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government.

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

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.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 561 Uresti

Recognizing April 4, 2017, as Sul Ross State University Day.

SR 579 Nelson/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Burton/ et al.

Recognizing April 5 and 6, 2017, as Texas Federation of Republic Women Legislative Days.

The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.

Committee referral on the following:

SB 2174 Hughes

Relating to the appointment of a bailiff by district courts and county courts at law in Bowie County.

State Affairs

HB 101 Craddick

Relating to the development of and contracting for reclaimed water facilities in certain municipalities.


HB 377 Oliverson/ Cortez/ Miller/ Flynn/ Arévalo/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to surviving spouses of certain military veterans.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security

HB 641 Phillips

Relating to the continuation of the Red River Boundary Commission.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 651 Clardy

Relating to the election date of the board of directors of the Rusk County Groundwater Conservation District.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

HB 799 Murr/ Springer/ Wilson/ Burns/ Nevárez

Relating to the persons authorized to conduct an inquest in certain counties.


HB 947 Thompson, Ed/ Gonzales, Larry

Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 1462 in Brazoria County as the Lieutenant Colonel Roy Lin Tisdale Memorial Highway.


HB 1073 Smithee

Relating to provisional permits for certain insurance agents.

Business & Commerce

HB 1434 Simmons/ Larson/ Leach/ Fallon/ et al.

Relating to displaying certain informational materials and videos in driver's license offices.


HB 1818 Gonzales, Larry/ Raymond/ Darby/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Flynn

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees.

Natural Resources & Economic Development