Senate Floor Action for 4/11/2017



April 11, 2017

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

SB 313 (CS)Schwertner/ Hinojosa/ Nichols/ Taylor, Van/ Watson

Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Dental Examiners; imposing fees.

3 Floor Amendments

SB 612 (CS) (LC)Birdwell/ Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to complaints filed with and certain other filings submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 822 Estes/ Miles/ West/ et al.

Relating to the transfer of certain property from The University of Texas System to the Parks and Wildlife Department.

SB 970 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to a sexual assault policy at public and private institutions of higher education.

SB 988 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the participation of a county judge in a meeting of a commissioners court conducted by videoconference call.

SB 1383 (CS)Perry

Relating to the operation of vehicles transporting fluid milk; authorizing a fee.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1634 (LC)Taylor, Larry

Relating to a reduction in required days of service for educators in public schools under certain circumstances.

SB 1987 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to the notice requirements for bills proposing the creation of or annexation of land to certain special purpose districts.

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

SB 75 Nelson

Relating to the requirement for parental consent for a minor to join a labor union.

SB 409 Huffines

Relating to the jurisdiction of county and justice courts in civil matters.

The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:

SB 522 (CS)Birdwell/ Perry/ et al.

Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 606 Taylor, Van

Honoring U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson for his service to his state and nation.

SR 609 Menéndez

Recognizing Texas PTA for its work on behalf of the state's youth.

SCR 50 Whitmire

Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, and ending on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

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