Senate Floor Action for 4/25/2017



April 25, 2017

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

SB 276 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program.

SB 295 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions.

SB 468 (LC)Lucio

Relating to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities in coastal border counties.

SB 524 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of abuse of a corpse.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 617 (CS) (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to trusts.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 722 (LC)Perry

Relating to a fee for participation in the Managed Lands Deer Program of the Parks and Wildlife Department.

SB 729 Buckingham

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.

SB 810 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the use of open educational resources.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1014 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to The Woodlands Township.

SB 1015 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to procedures for incorporation or establishment of another form of local government for certain areas subject to a regional participation agreement.

SB 1062 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to documentation for the transfer of a motor vehicle title.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1166 Bettencourt/ Garcia

Relating to providing for the review of certain county departments of education by the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 1223 (LC)Hughes

Relating to suits against The University of Texas at Tyler.

SB 1290 (LC)Creighton

Relating to access to criminal history record information by an emergency communication district.

SB 1501 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle towing, booting, and storage and to the elimination of required state licensing for vehicle booting companies and operators.

SB 1537 Taylor, Larry

Relating to dispute resolution for certain claims arising under insurance policies issued by the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements (FAIR) Plan Association; authorizing fees.

SB 1709 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the requirement of a guardian to provide information regarding a ward's health and residence to certain relatives of the ward.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1781 (A)West

Relating to the regulation of certain degree-granting postsecondary educational institutions by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; providing administrative penalties.

1 Committee Amendment

SB 2027 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to a study to evaluate by region training and employment opportunities in this state for individuals with an intellectual disability.

SB 2131 (LC)West

Relating to requirements for providing postsecondary education counseling to high school students.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2212 (CS)Hancock

Relating to certain real estate brokerage and advertising activities.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 598 Hall

Recognizing April 25, 2017, as Rains County Day.

SR 654 Garcia

Recognizing April 25, 2017, as San Jacinto College Day.

SCR 33 Kolkhorst

Approving the amended 2009 settlement agreement between the State of Texas and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Committee referral on the following:

SB 322 Seliger

Relating to authorizing current and former members of the state legislature to conduct a marriage ceremony.

State Affairs

SB 323 Nelson/ Buckingham/ Burton/ Campbell/ Garcia/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting female genital mutilation; imposing a penalty.

State Affairs

SB 2286 Creighton

Relating to the powers, duties, and governance of the Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District; authorizing assessments.

Intergovernmental Relations


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