Senate Floor Action for 5/27/2017



May 27, 2017

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 899 Nelson

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 1.

SR 918 Creighton

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1289.

SR 933 Hughes/ Watson

In memory of Barbara Smith Conrad.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 248 (CS)Schwertner SP: Shine/ et al.

Relating to the dissolution of the Chisholm Trail Special Utility District.

SB 468 (LC)Lucio SP: Oliveira

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

SB 490 (CS)Lucio SP: Huberty/ et al.

Relating to information regarding the number of school counselors in public schools.

SB 526 (CS) (LC)Birdwell SP: Capriglione/ et al.

Relating to the abolishment of certain advisory committees and other state entities.

SB 622 (LC)Burton/ et al. SP: Lozano

Relating to itemizing certain public notice expenditures in certain political subdivision budgets.

SB 719 (LC)Zaffirini SP: Raney

Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to collect and study data on the participation of persons with intellectual disabilities in workforce education programs.

SB 736 (CS)Hancock SP: Clardy

Relating to a report on the sale of retail electric power by the General Land Office.

SB 805 (CS)Lucio/ et al. SP: Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to the duties of the Texas Women Veterans Program.

SB 807 (LC)Creighton SP: Workman

Relating to choice of law and venue for certain construction contracts.

SB 810 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Howard

Relating to the use of open educational resources.

SB 814 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa SP: Canales

Relating to the board of directors of the Agua Special Utility District.

SB 848 (LC)Huffines SP: Romero, Jr./ et al.

Relating to the licensing and regulation of providers of driver and traffic safety education.

SB 1014 (CS) (LC)Creighton SP: Keough

Relating to The Woodlands Township.

SB 1024 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: Davis, Yvonne

Relating to the use of certain lighting equipment on airport security vehicles.

SB 1091 (LC)Seliger/ et al. SP: Howard/ et al.

Relating to limitations on courses that may be offered for dual credit by school districts and public institutions of higher education.

SB 1099 (LC)Perry SP: Springer

Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 84 as the Trooper Jonathan Thomas McDonald Memorial Highway.

SB 1198 Zaffirini/ Campbell SP: Isaac

Relating to the conversion of the Hays Caldwell Public Utility Agency to the Alliance Regional Water Authority; providing authority to issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain; providing authority to impose fees.

SB 1215 (CS)Hughes SP: Shine/ et al.

Relating to responsibility for the consequences of defects in the plans, specifications, or related documents for the construction or repair of an improvement to real property.

SB 1298 (LC)Huffman/ et al. SP: Thompson, Ed

Relating to the selection and summons of prospective grand jurors.

SB 1326 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Price/ et al.

Relating to procedures regarding criminal defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability and to certain duties of the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System related to persons with mental illness.

SB 1330 (CS) (LC)Seliger SP: Landgraf

Relating to funding for the operations of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.

SB 1444 (CS) (LC)West SP: Davis, Sarah/ et al.

Relating to de novo hearings in child protection cases.

SB 1525 (LC)Perry SP: Larson

Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board of water needs and availability in this state.

SB 1566 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst SP: King, Ken

Relating to certain powers and duties of the board of trustees of an independent school district and the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school.

SB 1781 (A)West SP: González, Mary

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

SB 1992 (LC)Watson SP: Isaac

Relating to the allocation of housing tax credits to developments within proximate geographical areas.

The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

SB 578 (CS)Lucio/ et al. SP: Gutierrez/ et al.

Relating to measures to facilitate the delivery of certain mental health services for veterans.

SB 1929 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Burkett/ et al.

Relating to maternal mortality and morbidity and pregnancy-related deaths, including postpartum depression.

The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

HB 21 (CS)Huberty/ Zerwas/ Turner/ King, Ken/ Dutton/ et al. SP: Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to the funding of primary and secondary education.

HB 1424 (LC)Murphy/ Workman SP: Birdwell

Relating to the operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities or sports venues; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2912 (CS) (LC)King, Phil SP: Estes

Relating to the creation of the New Fairview Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:

SB 1 (CS)Nelson SP: Zerwas

General Appropriations Bill.

SB 5 (CS)Huffman/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Burton/ et al. SP: King, Phil/ et al.

Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 21 Birdwell/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Creighton/ Hancock/ et al. SP: King, Phil/ et al.

Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution.

SB 30 West/ Whitmire/ et al. SP: Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to inclusion of instruction regarding interaction with peace officers in the required curriculum for certain public school students and in driver education courses and to civilian interaction training for peace officers.

SB 179 (CS)Menéndez/ Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Minjarez/ et al.

Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students.

SB 312 Nichols/ Taylor, Van/ et al. SP: Gonzales, Larry/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; authorizing an increase in rates charged for the use of state aircraft to provide for the acquisition of replacement aircraft.

SB 813 Hughes/ Bettencourt/ Buckingham/ Hall/ Huffines/ et al. SP: Meyer

Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous regulatory actions by state agencies.

SB 1289 (CS)Creighton/ et al. SP: Paddie/ et al.

Relating to the purchase of iron and steel products made in the United States for certain governmental entity projects.

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