SENATE JOURNAL
EIGHTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE — REGULAR SESSION


AUSTIN, TEXAS


PROCEEDINGS

THIRTY-SECOND DAY
(Wednesday, March 29, 2017)

The Senate met at 12:00 p.m. pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President.

The roll was called and the following Senators were present:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Garcia, Hall, Hancock, Hinojosa, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Rodríguez, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

The President announced that a quorum of the Senate was present.

Dr. Tom Nuckels, Lifeline Chaplaincy, Central Texas, offered the invocation as follows:

Our heavenly Father, I pray to You this day, knowing that You alone are worthy of praise and glory, honor, and power. You alone are sovereign over nations and governments and peoples of the Earth. So, today, I ask You to bless those in this Chamber as they consider laws and issues before this Legislature, that You might guide them with wisdom and discernment as they seek to make decisions which affect this great State of Texas and the people of Texas. I also pray that You, O Lord, might bless our Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and his staff and all the Senators with good health and that You might bless their families as well. Bless us all this day, that we might live with the cognizance of Your scripture that teaches, Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Whatever work is done here today, dear God, that it might be done within the context of Your will and to the honor of Your holy name and for the progress and benefit of the people of Texas. I do pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Senator Whitmire moved that the reading of the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day be dispensed with and the Journal be approved as printed.

The motion prevailed without objection.

PHYSICIAN OF THE DAY

Senator Schwertner was recognized and presented Dr. Paul Berg of Georgetown as the Physician of the Day.

The Senate welcomed Dr. Berg and thanked him for his participation in the Physician of the Day program sponsored by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.

GUESTS PRESENTED

Senator Kolkhorst was recognized and introduced to the Senate a Burleson County Day delegation.

The Senate welcomed its guests.

SENATE RESOLUTION 478

Senator Huffman offered the following resolution:

SR 478, Welcoming members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association to the Capitol.

The resolution was read.

On motion of Senator Uresti and by unanimous consent, the names of the Lieutenant Governor and Senators were added to the resolution as signers thereof.

On motion of Senator Huffman, SR 478 was adopted without objection.

GUESTS PRESENTED

Senator Huffman was recognized and introduced to the Senate a Texas Retired Teachers Association delegation, accompanied by Marcy Cann, Fran Plemmons, James Dick Nance, and Maridell Fryar.

The Senate welcomed its guests.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR

The following Messages from the Governor were read and were referred to the Committee on Nominations:

Austin, Texas

TO THE SENATE OF THE EIGHTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, REGULAR SESSION:

I ask the advice, consent and confirmation of the Senate with respect to the following appointments:

To be members of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board for terms to expire January 31, 2023:
Clayton P. Black
Stanton, Texas
(Mr. Black is being reappointed)

James J. "Jim" Jeffries
Georgetown, Texas
(Mr. Jeffries is being reappointed)

To be members of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission for terms to expire as indicated:
To Expire February 1, 2019:
Garry W. Bradford
Corpus Christi, Texas
(replacing Connie W. Scott of Robstown who resigned)

To Expire February 1, 2021:
Kenneth F. Sheets
Mesquite, Texas
(replacing Mike Sullivan of Kingwood who resigned)

To Expire February 1, 2023:
Thomas C. "Tom" Duncavage
League City, Texas
(Mr. Duncavage is being reappointed)

Woody Francis Gilliland
Abilene, Texas
(Mr. Gilliland is being reappointed)

Annette L. "Annie" Sobel, M.D.
Lubbock, Texas
(replacing Karen S. Rankin of San Antonio whose term expired)

Alton F. "Tom" Thomas
El Paso, Texas
(Mr. Thomas is being reappointed)

James A. "Jim" Whitmore
New Braunfels, Texas
(replacing Arthur R. Emerson of San Antonio whose term expired)

Respectfully submitted,

/s/Greg Abbott
Governor

SENATE RESOLUTION 97

Senator Hughes offered the following resolution:

SR 97, Recognizing the Mineola High School football team for winning a state championship.

The resolution was again read.

The resolution was previously adopted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

GUESTS PRESENTED

Senator Hughes was recognized and introduced to the Senate the Mineola High School 2016 UIL Class 3A Division 1 state football champions, accompanied by Athletic Director Luke Blackwell, former Athletic Director Michael Drennon, Kim Tunnell, Jeremiah Crawford, and Kourtland Sinches.

The Senate welcomed its guests.

SENATE RESOLUTION 482

Senator Watson offered the following resolution:

SR 482, Recognizing Lifeline Chaplaincy for its hospital ministry work.

The resolution was again read.

The resolution was previously adopted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

GUESTS PRESENTED

Senator Watson was recognized and introduced to the Senate a Lifeline Chaplaincy and Compassionate Touch delegation, accompanied by Director Tom Nuckels, Executive Director Virgil Fry, Director Rosa Winfrey, and board members Jeff Bailey and Cheryl Billante.

The Senate welcomed its guests.

SENATE RESOLUTION 516

Senator Perry offered the following resolution:

SR 516, Recognizing March 29, 2017, as Texas Rural Water Day.

PERRY
LUCIO

The resolution was read and was adopted without objection.

GUESTS PRESENTED

Senator Perry, joined by Senator Lucio, was recognized and introduced to the Senate a Texas Rural Water Association delegation.

The Senate welcomed its guests.

SENATE RESOLUTION 515

Senator Taylor of Collin offered the following resolution:

SR 515, Recognizing March 28 and 29, 2017, as Collin County Days.

TAYLOR OF COLLIN
ESTES

The resolution was read and was adopted without objection.

GUESTS PRESENTED

Senator Taylor of Collin, joined by Senator Estes, was recognized and introduced to the Senate a Collin County Days delegation.

The Senate welcomed its guests.

SENATE RESOLUTION 531

Senator Zaffirini offered the following resolution:

SR 531, Recognizing the Tejano Monument on the occasion of its fifth anniversary.

The resolution was read and was adopted without objection.

GUESTS PRESENTED

Senator Zaffirini was recognized and introduced to the Senate a delegation of Tejano Monument supporters.

The Senate welcomed its guests.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Senator Hinojosa was recognized and acknowledged today, March 29, 2017, National Vietnam War Veterans Day, on the third anniversary of the dedication of the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Monument.

The President and Senators Uresti, Hancock, Campbell, Hall, Taylor of Collin, Lucio, and Birdwell all thanked Senator Hinojosa and all veterans for their service to our country.

INTRODUCTION OF
BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS POSTPONED

The President announced that the introduction of bills and resolutions on first reading would be postponed until the end of today's session.

There was no objection.

CONCLUSION OF MORNING CALL

The President at 1:35 p.m. announced the conclusion of morning call.

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 884 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Whitmire and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSSB 884 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 884, Relating to the authority of certain counties to use county revenue or incur debt to improve or redevelop certain sports facilities.

The bill was read second time and was passed to engrossment by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the passage to engrossment.

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 884 ON THIRD READING

Senator Whitmire moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSSB 884 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 843 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Perry and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSSB 843 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 843, Relating to disclosure and use of certain information regarding the Crime Victims' Compensation Act.

The bill was read second time.

Senator Perry offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 1

Amend CSSB 843 (senate committee report) in SECTION 1 of the bill, at the end of added Article 56.65(d), Code of Criminal Procedure (page 2, line 15), immediately following the period, by adding the following:
The release of a victim's completed application form under this subsection does not affect the authority of the court to order the release or disclosure of additional information under this article.

The amendment to CSSB 843 was read and was adopted by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the adoption of Floor Amendment No. 1.

CSSB 843 as amended was passed to engrossment by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the passage to engrossment.

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 843 ON THIRD READING

Senator Perry moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSSB 843 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

(Senator Hancock in Chair)

SENATE BILL 256 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Taylor of Collin and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration SB 256 at this time on its second reading:

SB 256, Relating to the confidentiality of home address information of certain victims of family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of persons.

The bill was read second time.
Senator Taylor of Collin offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 1

Amend SB 256 (senate committee report) in SECTION 4 of the bill as follows:
(1)  In the introductory language to SECTION 4 (page 1, line 54), strike "Section" and substitute "Article".
(2)  In amended Article 56.83(a)(1), Code of Criminal Procedure (page 2, line 2), strike "counseling and shelter services" and substitute "[counseling and] shelter or civil legal services or counseling".

The amendment to SB 256 was read and was adopted by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the adoption of Floor Amendment No. 1.

SB 256 as amended was passed to engrossment by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the passage to engrossment.

SENATE BILL 256 ON THIRD READING

Senator Taylor of Collin moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that SB 256 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 670 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Birdwell and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSSB 670 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 670, Relating to the appointment of the commissioners of the health and human services agencies by the governor.

The bill was read second time and was passed to engrossment by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the passage to engrossment.

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 670 ON THIRD READING

Senator Birdwell moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSSB 670 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

SENATE BILL 622 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Burton and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration SB 622 at this time on its second reading:

SB 622, Relating to itemizing certain public notice expenditures in political subdivision budgets.

The bill was read second time.

Senator Perry offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 1

Amend SB 622, in SECTION 1 of the bill, as follows:
(1)  In the heading to added Section 140.0045, Local Government Code, (page 1, line 23), between "IN" and "POLITICAL", insert "CERTAIN".
(2)  In added Section 140.0045, Local Government Code, (page 1, line 23), strike "The" and substitute "(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), the".
(3)  In added Section 140.0045, Local Government Code, (page 1, between lines 29 and 30), insert the following:
(b)  This section does not apply to:
(1)  a county with a population of less than 50,000; or
(2)  a political subdivision primarily located in a county described by Subdivision (1).

The amendment to SB 622 was read and was adopted by the following vote:  Yeas 18, Nays 11.

Yeas:  Birdwell, Buckingham, Campbell, Creighton, Garcia, Hinojosa, Kolkhorst, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Uresti, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

Nays:  Bettencourt, Burton, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Nelson, Rodríguez, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin, Watson.

Absent:  Estes, Hughes.

SB 622 as amended was passed to engrossment by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the passage to engrossment.

SENATE BILL 622 ON THIRD READING

Senator Burton moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that SB 622 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 705 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Birdwell and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSSB 705 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 705, Relating to an exception from disclosure under the public information law for certain personal information of an applicant for an appointment by the governor.

The bill was read second time and was passed to engrossment by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the passage to engrossment.

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 705 ON THIRD READING

Senator Birdwell moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSSB 705 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 88 ON SECOND READING

Senator Hall moved to suspend the regular order of business to take up for consideration CSSB 88 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 88, Relating to the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 25, Nays 6.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Hinojosa, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Lucio, Menéndez, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin, Uresti, West, Whitmire.

Nays:  Garcia, Miles, Rodríguez, Seliger, Watson, Zaffirini.

The bill was read second time.

Senator Hall offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 1

Amend CSSB 88 (senate committee report) in SECTION 3 of the bill as follows:
(1)  In added Section 707.0016, Transportation Code (page 2, lines 2 through 4), strike "This chapter does not apply to a photographic traffic signal enforcement system that is:" and substitute "(a) A law enforcement agency may use a photographic traffic signal enforcement system only if the system is:".
(2)  In added Section 707.0016, Transportation Code (page 2, between lines 9 and 10), insert the following:
(b)  A law enforcement agency that uses a photographic traffic signal enforcement system described by Subsection (a) may only issue a citation for an offense detected using the system if the citation is issued by a law enforcement officer, in person, at the time the offense was alleged to have been committed. A citation for a violation detected by a photographic traffic signal enforcement system may not be issued by mail.

The amendment to CSSB 88 was read and was adopted by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the adoption of Floor Amendment No. 1 except as follows:

Nays:  Garcia, Miles, Rodríguez, Seliger, Watson, Zaffirini.

Senator Hall offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 2

Amend CSSB 88 (senate committee report) at the end of SECTION 8 of the bill (page 3, between lines 38 and 39), by inserting the following:
(c)  Subsection (b) of this section does not apply to a contract for the administration and enforcement of a photographic traffic signal enforcement system entered into before January 1, 2017, that explicitly authorizes termination of the contract on the basis of adverse state legislation.

The amendment to CSSB 88 was read and was adopted by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the adoption of Floor Amendment No. 2.

Senator Menéndez offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 3

Amend CSSB 88 (senate committee report) as follows:
(1)  In SECTION 2 of the bill, strike amended Section 707.001(3), Transportation Code (page 1, lines 30-53), and substitute the following:
(3)  "Photographic traffic signal enforcement system" means a device or system that [:
[(A)]  consists of:
(A)  a camera system and vehicle sensor that are:
(i)  installed to exclusively work in conjunction with an electrically operated traffic-control signal; and
(ii)  [(B) is] capable of producing [at least two] recorded images that depict the operator of a motor vehicle or the license plate attached to the front or the rear of a motor vehicle that is not being operated in compliance with the instructions of the traffic-control signal; or
(B)  a radar unit or sensor linked to:
(i)  a camera or other recording device that is capable of producing a photograph, microphotograph, videotape, or other recorded image of the operator of a motor vehicle or the license plate attached to the front or the rear of a motor vehicle; or
(ii)  a device that is capable of reading a license plate attached to the front or the rear of a motor vehicle or otherwise identifying a motor vehicle.
(2)  In SECTION 3 of the bill, in the recital (page 1, line 58), strike "adding Sections 707.0015 and 707.0016" and substitute "adding Sections 707.0015, 707.0016, and 707.0017".
(3)  In SECTION 3 of the bill, following added Section 707.0016, Transportation Code (page 2, between lines 9 and 10), insert the following:
Sec. 707.0017.  SCHOOL BUS USE EXCEPTED. This chapter does not apply to a photographic traffic signal enforcement system that is capable of taking photographic, electronic, video, or digital images of vehicles that pass a school bus if:
(1)  the system is used only for the prosecution of a criminal offense; and
(2)  a person who is cited for a criminal offense as a result of evidence obtained by the system is authorized to contest the citation in court.
(4)  In SECTION 4 of the bill, in added Section 707.020, Transportation Code (page 2, line 14), strike "Sections 707.0015 and 707.0016," and substitute "Sections 707.0015, 707.0016, and 707.0017,".
(5)  In SECTION 4 of the bill, in added Section 707.021, Transportation Code (page 2, line 24), strike "Sections 707.0015 and 707.0016," and substitute "Sections 707.0015, 707.0016, and 707.0017,".

The amendment to CSSB 88 was read and was adopted by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the adoption of Floor Amendment No. 3.

CSSB 88 as amended was passed to engrossment by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the passage to engrossment except as follows:

Nays:  Garcia, Miles, Rodríguez, Seliger, Watson, Zaffirini.

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 88 ON THIRD READING

Senator Hall moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSSB 88 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 26, Nays 5.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Hinojosa, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin, Uresti, West, Whitmire.

Nays:  Garcia, Rodríguez, Seliger, Watson, Zaffirini.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:  Yeas 25, Nays 6.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Hinojosa, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Lucio, Menéndez, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin, Uresti, West, Whitmire.

Nays:  Garcia, Miles, Rodríguez, Seliger, Watson, Zaffirini.

(Senator Taylor of Galveston in Chair)

SENATE BILL 87 ON SECOND READING

Senator Hall moved to suspend the regular order of business to take up for consideration SB 87 at this time on its second reading:

SB 87, Relating to registration of a motor vehicle alleged to have been involved in a violation detected by a photographic traffic signal enforcement system.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Zaffirini asked to be recorded as voting "Nay" on suspension of the regular order of business.

The bill was read second time and was passed to engrossment by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the passage to engrossment except as follows:

Nays:  Zaffirini.

SENATE BILL 87 ON THIRD READING

Senator Hall moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that SB 87 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 1.

Nays:  Zaffirini.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 1.  (Same as previous roll call)

SENATE BILL 9 ON SECOND READING

Senator Hancock moved to suspend the regular order of business to take up for consideration SB 9 at this time on its second reading:

SB 9, Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 20, Nays 11.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin.

Nays:  Garcia, Hinojosa, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

The bill was read second time and was passed to engrossment by the following vote:  Yeas 20, Nays 11.  (Same as previous roll call)

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 1107 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Schwertner and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSSB 1107 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 1107, Relating to telemedicine and telehealth services.

The bill was read second time and was passed to engrossment by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the passage to engrossment.

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 1107 ON THIRD READING

Senator Schwertner moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSSB 1107 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

(President in Chair)

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 490 ON SECOND READING

Senator Lucio moved to suspend the regular order of business to take up for consideration CSSB 490 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 490, Relating to information regarding the number of school counselors in public schools.

The motion prevailed.

Senators Hall and Nichols asked to be recorded as voting "Nay" on suspension of the regular order of business.

The bill was read second time and was passed to engrossment by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the passage to engrossment except as follows:

Nays:  Hall, Nichols.

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 490 ON THIRD READING

Senator Lucio moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSSB 490 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 29, Nays 2.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Garcia, Hancock, Hinojosa, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Nelson, Perry, Rodríguez, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

Nays:  Hall, Nichols.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:  Yeas 29, Nays 2. (Same as previous roll call)

SENATE BILL 330 ON THIRD READING

Senator Rodríguez moved to suspend the regular order of business to take up for consideration SB 330 at this time on its third reading and final passage:

SB 330, Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 23, Nays 8.

Yeas:  Birdwell, Buckingham, Estes, Garcia, Hancock, Hinojosa, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Rodríguez, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

Nays:  Bettencourt, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Hall, Huffines, Schwertner, Taylor of Collin.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:  Yeas 23, Nays 8. (Same as previous roll call)

SENATE BILL 30 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator West and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration SB 30 at this time on its second reading:

SB 30, 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.

The bill was read second time.

Senator West offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 1

Amend SB 30 (senate committee report) as follows:
(1)  In SECTION 1 of the bill, in added Section 28.012(b), Education Code (page 1), strike lines 36 through 52 and substitute the following:
The instruction must include information regarding:
(1)  the role of law enforcement and the duties and responsibilities of police officers;
(2)  a person's rights concerning interactions with police officers;
(3)  proper behavior for civilians and police officers during interactions;
(4)  laws regarding questioning and detention by police officers, including any law requiring a person to present proof of identity to a police officer, and the consequences for a person's or officer's failure to comply with those laws; and
(5)  how and where to file a complaint against or a compliment on behalf of a police officer.
(2)  In SECTION 1 of the bill, strike added Section 28.012(c), Education Code (page 1, lines 53 through 54), and substitute the following:
(c)  In developing the instruction under this section, the board and the commission may consult with any interested party, including a volunteer work group convened for the purpose of making recommendations regarding the instruction.
(3)  In SECTION 1 of the bill, strike added Section 28.012(e), Education Code (page 1, line 58, through page 2, line 2).
(4)  In SECTION 2 of the bill, in added Section 28.025(b-20), Education Code (page 2, lines 6 through 7), strike "in the required curriculum" and substitute "in one or more courses in the required curriculum".
(5)  In SECTION 3 of the bill, in added Section 1001.109(a), Education Code (page 2), strike lines 14 through 34 and substitute the following:
course. The curriculum must include:
(1)  a demonstration of the proper actions to be taken during a traffic stop; and
(2)  information regarding:
(A)  the role of law enforcement and the duties and responsibilities of police officers;
(B)  a person's rights concerning interactions with police officers;
(C)  proper behavior for civilians and police officers during interactions;
(D)  laws regarding questioning and detention by police officers, including any law requiring a person to present proof of identity to a police officer, and the consequences for a person's or officer's failure to comply with those laws; and
(E)  how and where to file a complaint against or a compliment on behalf of a police officer.
(6)  In SECTION 3 of the bill, in added Section 1001.109, Education Code (page 2, between lines 37 and 38), insert the following appropriately lettered subsection:
(__)  In developing the curriculum under this section, the commission may consult with any interested party, including a volunteer work group convened for the purpose of making recommendations regarding the curriculum.
(7)  In SECTION 5 of the bill, in added Section 1701.268(b), Occupations Code, strike page 2, line 56, through page 3, line 3, and substitute the following:
The training program must include information regarding:
(1)  the role of law enforcement and the duties and responsibilities of police officers;
(2)  a person's rights concerning interactions with police officers;
(3)  proper behavior for civilians and police officers during interactions;
(4)  laws regarding questioning and detention by police officers, including any law requiring a person to present proof of identity to a police officer, and the consequences for a person's or officer's failure to comply with those laws; and
(5)  how and where to file a complaint against or a compliment on behalf of a police officer.
(8)  In SECTION 5 of the bill, strike added Section 1701.268(c), Occupations Code (page 3, lines 4 through 6), and substitute the following:
(c)  In developing the training program under this section, the commission and the board may consult with any interested party, including a volunteer work group convened for the purpose of making recommendations regarding the training program.

The amendment to SB 30 was read and was adopted by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the adoption of Floor Amendment No. 1.

Senator West offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 2

Amend SB 30 (senate committee report) as follows:
(1)  In SECTION 3 of the bill strike added Section 1001.109(b), Education Code (page 2, lines 35 through 37).
(2)  In SECTION 6 of the bill, strike Subsection (a) (page 3, lines 10 through 16) and substitute the following:
(a)  Not later than September 1, 2018:
(1)  the State Board of Education and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement shall develop:
(A)  the instruction required under Section 28.012, Education Code, as added by this Act; and
(B)  the training program required under Section 1701.268, Occupations Code, as added by this Act; and
(2)  the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation shall adopt rules regarding the curriculum required under Section 1001.109, Education Code, as added by this Act.

The amendment to SB 30 was read and was adopted by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the adoption of Floor Amendment No. 2.

Senator Whitmire offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 3

Amend SB 30 (senate committee printing) as follows:
(1)  In SECTION 1 of the bill, in added Section 28.012(a), Education Code (page 1, between lines 30 and 31), insert the following:
(3)  "Driver training school" has the meaning assigned by Section 1001.001.
(2)  In SECTION 1 of the bill, in added Section 28.012, Education Code (page 2, between lines 2 and 3), insert the following appropriately lettered subsection:
( )  Subject to rules adopted by the board, a school district or open-enrollment charter school may tailor the instruction developed under this section as appropriate for the district's or school's community. In tailoring the instruction, the district or school shall solicit input from local law enforcement agencies, driver training schools, and the community.

The amendment to SB 30 was read and was adopted by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the adoption of Floor Amendment No. 3.

SB 30 as amended was passed to engrossment by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the passage to engrossment.

SENATE BILL 30 ON THIRD READING

Senator West moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that SB 30 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.

SENATE BILL 151 ON SECOND READING

Senator Bettencourt moved to suspend the regular order of business to take up for consideration SB 151 at this time on its second reading:

SB 151, Relating to voter approval of obligations for certain municipal liabilities to a public pension fund.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 21, Nays 10.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin, Whitmire.

Nays:  Garcia, Hinojosa, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Zaffirini.

The bill was read second time and was passed to engrossment by the following vote:  Yeas 21, Nays 10.  (Same as previous roll call)

(Senator Hancock in Chair)

(President in Chair)

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 13 ON SECOND READING

Senator Huffman moved to suspend the regular order of business to take up for consideration CSSB 13 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 13, Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 20, Nays 11.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin.

Nays:  Garcia, Hinojosa, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

The bill was read second time.

Senator Huffman offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 1

Amend CSSB 13 (senate committee printing) as follows:
(1)  Strike SECTION 1 of the bill (page 1, line 24 through page 2, line 9) and substitute the following:
SECTION 1.  Section 22.001(a), Education Code, is amended to read as follows:
(a)  A school district employee who is employed in a professional law enforcement capacity is entitled to have an amount deducted from the employee's salary for membership fees or dues to a professional organization. The employee must:
(1)  file with the district a signed written request identifying the organization and specifying the number of pay periods per year the deductions are to be made; and
(2)  inform the district of the total amount of the fees and dues for each year or have the organization notify the district of the amount.
(2)  Strike SECTION 14 of the bill (page 4, line 40) and renumber the subsequent SECTION of the bill accordingly.

The amendment to CSSB 13 was read and was adopted by a viva voce vote.

All Members are deemed to have voted "Yea" on the adoption of Floor Amendment No. 1.

Senator Lucio offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 2

Amend CSSB 13 (senate committee printing) as follows:
(1)  Strike SECTION 1 of the bill (page 1, line 24 through page 2, line 9) and substitute the following:
SECTION 1.  Section 22.001(a), Education Code, is amended to read as follows:
(a)  A school district employee who is employed in a professional law enforcement or security capacity requiring a license under Chapter 1701, Occupations Code, is entitled to have an amount deducted from the employee's salary for membership fees or dues to a professional organization. The employee must:
(1)  file with the district a signed written request identifying the organization and specifying the number of pay periods per year the deductions are to be made; and
(2)  inform the district of the total amount of the fees and dues for each year or have the organization notify the district of the amount.
(2)  In SECTION 2 of the bill, in the amended heading to Section 403.0165, Government Code (page 2, line 13), strike "POLICE OFFICERS" and substitute "LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITY PERSONNEL".
(3)  In SECTION 4 of the bill, strike added Section 403.0165(l)(3), Government Code (page 2, lines 38-44), and substitute the following:
(3)  "Covered employee of a state agency" means an individual who is employed by a state agency:
(A)  in a professional law enforcement or security capacity requiring a license under Chapter 1701, Occupations Code;
(B)  in a professional firefighting capacity; or
(C)  in a capacity that meets the definition of "emergency medical services personnel" as that term is defined by Section 773.003, Health and Safety Code.
(4)  In SECTION 7 of the bill, in amended Section 659.1031(a), Government Code (page 3, line 9), strike "capacity" and substitute "or security capacity requiring a license under Chapter 1701, Occupations Code,".
(5)  In SECTION 8 of the bill, in the amended heading to Section 141.008, Local Government Code (page 3, line 16), strike "POLICE OFFICERS" and substitute "LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITY PERSONNEL".
(6)  In SECTION 9 of the bill, strike added Subdivisions (1) and (2) of amended Section 141.008(a), Local Government Code (page 3, lines 23-26), and substitute:
(1)  employed in a professional law enforcement or security capacity requiring a license under Chapter 1701, Occupations Code;
(2)  a member of the municipality's fire department; or
(3)  "emergency medical services personnel" as that term is defined by Section 773.003, Health and Safety Code.
(7)  In SECTION 13 of the bill, strike amended Section 155.001(a)(2), Local Government Code (page 4, lines 26-32), and substitute the following:
(2)  payment of membership dues in a labor union or a bona fide employees association if the requesting employee:
(A)  serves in a professional law enforcement or security capacity requiring a license under Chapter 1701, Occupations Code;
(B)  serves in a professional firefighting capacity; or
(C)  serves in a capacity that meets the definition of "emergency medical services personnel" as that term is defined by Section 773.003, Health and Safety Code;
(8)  Strike SECTION 14 of the bill (page 4, line 40) and renumber the subsequent SECTION of the bill accordingly.

The amendment to CSSB 13 was read.

On motion of Senator Huffman, Floor Amendment No. 2 was tabled by the following vote:  Yeas 20, Nays 11.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin.

Nays:  Garcia, Hinojosa, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.
Senator West offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 3

Amend CSSB 13 (senate committee printing) as follows:
(1)  Strike SECTION 1 of the bill (page 1, line 24, through page 2, line 9) and substitute the following:
SECTION 1.  Section 22.001(a), Education Code, is amended to read as follows:
(a)  A school district employee who is a first responder, as defined by Section 403.0165(l)(4), Government Code, is entitled to have an amount deducted from the employee's salary for membership fees or dues to a professional organization. The employee must:
(1)  file with the district a signed written request identifying the organization and specifying the number of pay periods per year the deductions are to be made; and
(2)  inform the district of the total amount of the fees and dues for each year or have the organization notify the district of the amount.
(2)  In SECTION 2 of the bill, in the amended heading to Section 403.0165, Government Code (page 2, lines 13-14), strike "CERTAIN FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE OFFICERS, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL" and substitute "FIRST RESPONDERS".
(3)  Strike SECTION 4 of the bill (page 2, lines 36-44) and substitute the following:
SECTION 4.  Section 403.0165(l), Government Code, is amended by adding Subdivisions (3) and (4) to read as follows:
(3)  "Covered employee of a state agency" means an employee who is a first responder, including:
(A)  an individual employed by a state agency in a professional law enforcement or firefighting capacity; or
(B)  an individual employed by a state agency in a capacity that meets the definition of "emergency medical services personnel," as that term is defined by Section 773.003, Health and Safety Code.
(4)  "First responder" means an individual who, in the course of employment, is:
(A)  offered by the individual's employer any of the following:
(i)  active shooter response training;
(ii)  disaster preparedness training;
(iii)  disaster response training;
(iv)  self-defense training;
(v)  use-of-force training; or
(vi)  emergency medical training, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation training; or
(B)  expected to execute duties in response to a hurricane or other storm, flood, tornado, earthquake, fire, or other natural disaster.
(4)  In SECTION 7 of the bill, in amended Section 659.1031(a), Government Code (page 3, lines 8-9), strike "employed in a professional law enforcement capacity" and substitute "who is employed in a professional law enforcement capacity or is otherwise employed as a first responder as defined by Section 403.0165(l)(4)".
(5)  In SECTION 8 of the bill, in the amended heading to Section 141.008, Local Government Code (page 3, lines 15-17), strike "CERTAIN MUNICIPAL FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE OFFICERS, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL" and substitute "FIRST RESPONDERS".
(6)  In SECTION 9 of the bill, in amended Section 141.008(a), Local Government Code (page 3, line 22), between "is" and the colon, insert "a first responder, as defined by Section 403.0165(l)(4), Government Code, including an employee who is".
(7)  In SECTION 13 of the bill, in amended Section 155.001(a)(2), Local Government Code (page 4, line 27), between "employee" and "serves", insert "is a first responder, as defined by Section 403.0165(l)(4), Government Code, including an employee who".
(8)  Strike SECTION 14 of the bill (page 4, line 40) and renumber the subsequent SECTION of the bill accordingly.

The amendment to CSSB 13 was read.

On motion of Senator Huffman, Floor Amendment No. 3 was tabled by the following vote:  Yeas 20, Nays 11.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin.

Nays:  Garcia, Hinojosa, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

Senator Lucio offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 4

Amend CSSB 13 (senate committee printing) as follows:
(1)  Strike SECTION 1 of the bill (page 1, line 24 to page 2, line 9).
(2)  In SECTION 6 of the bill, in added Section 617.006(b)(2)(A), Government Code (page 2, line 63), between "under" and "Section" insert "Section 22.001, Education Code, or".
(3)  Strike SECTION 14 of the bill (page 4, line 40).
(4)  Renumber the remaining SECTIONS of the bill accordingly.

The amendment to CSSB 13 was read.

On motion of Senator Huffman, Floor Amendment No. 4 was tabled by the following vote:  Yeas 19, Nays 12.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin.

Nays:  Garcia, Hall, Hinojosa, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.
Senator Menéndez offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 5

Amend CSSB 13 (senate committee report) as follows:
(1)  In SECTION 2 of the bill, in the amended heading to Section 403.0165, Government Code (page 2, lines 13-14), strike "FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE OFFICERS, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL" and substitute "EMPLOYEES".
(2)  In SECTION 4 of the bill, in added Section 403.0165(l)(3)(A), Government Code (page 2, line 40), strike "; or" and substitute ";".
(3)  In SECTION 4 of the bill, in added Section 403.0165(l)(3)(B), Government Code (page 2, line 44), between "Code" and the underlined period, insert the following:
;
(C)  an individual employed in any of the following state agencies:
(i)  the Department of Family and Protective Services;
(ii)  the Department of State Health Services;
(iii)  the Health and Human Services Commission;
(iv)  the office of the attorney general;
(v)  the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired;
(vi)  the Texas School for the Deaf;
(vii)  the Texas Department of Criminal Justice;
(viii)  the Texas Juvenile Justice Department; or
(ix)  the Texas Workforce Commission; or
(D)  an individual employed at a public institution of higher education

The amendment to CSSB 13 was read.

On motion of Senator Huffman, Floor Amendment No. 5 was tabled by the following vote:  Yeas 20, Nays 11.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin.

Nays:  Garcia, Hinojosa, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

Senator Rodríguez offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 6

Amend CSSB 13 (senate committee printing) in SECTION 6 of the bill as follows:
(1)  In the heading to added Section 617.006, Government Code (page 2, lines 51-52), strike "LABOR ORGANIZATION DUES" and substitute "DUES OR MEMBERSHIP FEES".
(2)  In added Section 617.006(a), Government Code (page 3, lines 55-57), strike "to a labor organization or other similar entity, including a trade union, labor union, employees' association, or professional organization" and substitute "to any organization"
(3)  Strike added Section 617.006(c), Government Code (page 3, lines 1-5).

The amendment to CSSB 13 was read.

On motion of Senator Huffman, Floor Amendment No. 6 was tabled by the following vote:  Yeas 20, Nays 11.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin.

Nays:  Garcia, Hinojosa, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

Senator Rodríguez offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 7

Amend CSSB 13 (senate committee printing) in SECTION 6 of the bill as follows:
(1)  In Section 617.006(b)(1), Government Code (page 2, line 61), strike "or".
(2)  In added Section 617.006(b)(2)(B)(ii), Government Code (page 2, line 69), between "Code" and the underlined period, insert the following:
; or
(3)  a political subdivision, including a school district, whose governing body has adopted an ordinance, order, policy, or other similar measure permitting the deduction from an employee's salary or wages payment of dues or membership fees to a labor organization or other similar entity, including a trade union, labor union, employees' association, or professional organization

The amendment to CSSB 13 was read.

On motion of Senator Huffman, Floor Amendment No. 7 was tabled by the following vote:  Yeas 20, Nays 11.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin.

Nays:  Garcia, Hinojosa, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

Senator Rodríguez offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 8

Amend CSSB 13 (senate committee report) by striking all below the enacting clause and substituting the following:
SECTION 1.  (a) The comptroller of public accounts shall conduct a study to:
(1)  determine the financial impact to the state, municipalities, counties, school districts, and other political subdivisions of this state of the current system authorizing employee payroll deductions for membership dues, charitable contributions, and other similar purposes; and
(2)  identify which organizations, associations, and other entities that receive membership dues, charitable contributions, or similar payments from an employee of this state or a political subdivision of this state through an employee payroll deduction system:
(A)  retain one or more lobbyists, including those not required to register under Chapter 305, Government Code; or
(B)  engage in legislative advertising or another activity that advocates for or against the adoption or rejection of a bill, resolution, ordinance, order, rule, or other measure, that may be approved by the legislature, a state agency, or the governing body of political subdivision of this state.
(b)  The comptroller shall consider the following factors when making the determination described by Subsection (a)(1):
(1)  any administrative costs to process payroll deductions;
(2)  the number of employees of an entity described by Subsection (a)(1) that use payroll deduction to pay labor organization dues;
(3)  the number of employees of an entity described by Subsection (a)(1) that use payroll deduction to pay professional association dues;
(4)  the number of employees of an entity described by Subsection (a)(1) that use payroll deduction to make donations to charitable organizations; and
(5)  any other factor the comptroller determines to be relevant to the determination.
(c)  The comptroller shall complete the study required by this section and publish the study on the comptroller's Internet website not later than January 1, 2019.
SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2017.

The amendment to CSSB 13 was read.

On motion of Senator Huffman, Floor Amendment No. 8 was tabled by the following vote:  Yeas 20, Nays 11.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin.

Nays:  Garcia, Hinojosa, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

CSSB 13 as amended was passed to engrossment by the following vote:  Yeas 20, Nays 11.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin.

Nays:  Garcia, Hinojosa, Lucio, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

COMMITTEE  SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 258 ON SECOND READING

Senator Huffines moved to suspend the regular order of business to take up for consideration CSSB 258 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 258, Relating to the disposition of embryonic and fetal tissue remains; imposing a civil penalty.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:  Yeas 22, Nays 9.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Lucio, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin, Zaffirini.

Nays:  Garcia, Hinojosa, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire.

The bill was read second time.

Senator Huffines offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 1

Amend CSSB 258 (senate committee printing) as follows:
(1)  Add the following appropriately numbered SECTION to the bill:
SECTION ____.  Section 171.002, Health and Safety Code, is amended by adding Subdivision (2-a) to read as follows:
(2-a)  "Embryonic and fetal tissue remains" has the meaning assigned by Section 697.002.
(2)  In SECTION 1 of the bill, in amended Section 171.012(a)(4)(B)(iv), Health and Safety Code (page 2, line 22), strike "completed" and substitute "signed".
(3)  In SECTION 1 of the bill, in amended Section 171.012(a)(7)(A), Health and Safety Code (page 3, line 36), strike "completed" and substitute "signed".
(4)  In SECTION 2 of the bill, in amended Section 171.0121(a), Health and Safety Code (page 3, line 46), strike "completed" and substitute "signed".
(5)  In SECTION 6 of the bill, strike added Sections 171.0161(a) and (b), Health and Safety Code (page 4, lines 32-36), and substitute the following:
(a)  The department shall develop and maintain a form that notifies a pregnant woman of the disposition methods for embryonic and fetal tissue remains.
(6)  In SECTION 6 of the bill, strike added Sections 171.0161(c)(1) and (2), Health and Safety Code (page 4, lines 38-42), and substitute the following:
(1)  a statement describing the disposition methods for embryonic and fetal tissue remains authorized by Chapter 697; and
(7)  In SECTION 6 of the bill, in added Section 171.0161(c)(3), Health and Safety Code (page 4, line 45), strike "Section 697.005" and substitute "Chapter 697".
(8)  In SECTION 6 of the bill, in added Section 171.0161(c)(3), Health and Safety Code (page 4, line 46), strike "abortion provider's" and substitute "health care facility's".
(9)  In SECTION 6 of the bill, in added Section 171.0161(c)(3), Health and Safety Code (page 4, line 47), strike "for transport".
(10)  In SECTION 6 of the bill, in added Section 171.0161(f)(1)(A), Health and Safety Code (page 4, line 57), strike "common burial or low-cost private burial" and substitute "or low-cost disposition of embryonic and fetal tissue remains that complies with Chapter 697".
(11)  In SECTION 6 of the bill, in added Section 171.0161(f)(1)(B), Health and Safety Code (page 4, line 61), strike "burial or cremation" and substitute "the disposition".
(12)  In SECTION 6 of the bill, in added Section 171.0161(g), Health and Safety Code (page 4, line 67), between "section" and the underlined period, insert the following:
, including rules for the collection, storage, handling, and movement of embryonic and fetal tissue remains
(13)  In SECTION 6 of the bill, in added Section 171.0161, Health and Safety Code (page 4, lines 30-67), reletter and renumber the subsections and subdivisions of that section and any cross-references accordingly.
(14)  In SECTION 7 of the bill, in added Section 697.003(1), Health and Safety Code (page 5, line 28), strike "the care of".
(15)  In SECTION 7 of the bill, in added Section 697.005(c), Health and Safety Code (page 5, line 56), strike "burial or cremation" and substitute "the disposition".
(16)  In SECTION 7 of the bill, in added Section 697.005(d), Health and Safety Code (page 5, line 60), strike "transportation" and substitute "movement".
(17)  In SECTION 8(1) of the bill, in the transition language (page 6, line 30), between "Act" and the semicolon, insert the following:
, including rules for the collection, storage, handling, and movement of embryonic and fetal tissue remains
(18)  In SECTION 9(a) of the bill, in the transition language (page 6, line 34), strike "an abortion performed" and substitute "a procedure that results in embryonic and fetal tissue remains being expelled or removed from a pregnant woman".
(19)  In SECTION 9(a) of the bill, in the transition language (page 6, line 35), strike "An abortion performed" and substitute "A procedure that results in embryonic and fetal tissue remains being expelled or removed from a pregnant woman".
(20)  Renumber SECTIONS of the bill appropriately.

The amendment to CSSB 258 was read and was adopted by the following vote:  Yeas 22, Nays 9.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Lucio, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin, Zaffirini.

Nays:  Garcia, Hinojosa, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire.

Senator Watson offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 2

Amend CSSB 258 (senate committee printing) in SECTION 7 of the bill, in added Section 697.005, Health and Safety Code, as follows:
(1)  In the section heading (page 5, line 42), between "REMAINS" and the underlined period, insert "; WOMAN'S LIABILITY FOR COSTS".
(2)  Between Subsections (c) and (d) (page 5, between lines 57 and 58), insert the following:
(c-1)  If a pregnant woman does not elect to privately dispose of the embryonic and fetal tissue remains, a health care facility may not hold the woman liable for any part of the cost for disposing of the remains in the manner provided by this section.

The amendment to CSSB 258 was read.

On motion of Senator Huffines, Floor Amendment No. 2 was tabled by the following vote:  Yeas 21, Nays 10.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Lucio, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin.

Nays:  Garcia, Hinojosa, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

Senator Watson offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 3

Amend CSSB 258 (senate committee printing) in SECTION 7 of the bill, in added Section 697.005, Health and Safety Code, as follows:
(1)  In the section heading (page 5, line 42), between "REMAINS" and the underlined period, insert "; RELIGIOUS BELIEF EXCEPTION".
(2)  Immediately following Subsection (c) (page 5, between lines 57-58), insert the following new subsection:
(c-1)  A health care facility may dispose of embryonic and fetal tissue remains using a method of disposal other than a method described by Subsection (a) if the pregnant woman to whom care was provided by the facility certifies that each method under that subsection is inconsistent with a sincerely held religious belief of the woman.

The amendment to CSSB 258 was read.

On motion of Senator Huffines, Floor Amendment No. 3 was tabled by the following vote:  Yeas 19, Nays 12.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Lucio, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin.

Nays:  Birdwell, Garcia, Hinojosa, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Seliger, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

CSSB 258 as amended was passed to engrossment by the following vote:  Yeas 22, Nays 9.

Yeas:  Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Lucio, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin, Zaffirini.

Nays:  Garcia, Hinojosa, Menéndez, Miles, Rodríguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire.

REASON FOR VOTE

Senator Rodríguez submitted the following reason for vote on SB 258:

I submit this statement to explain my vote against Senate Bill 258. S.B. 258 places unnecessary financial, bureaucratic, and emotional burdens on both patients and health care providers without providing any medical benefit to the woman, which violates the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. Just as the state cannot ban abortion outright, it may not make an end-run around these constitutional limits by targeting abortion providers for regulations whose purpose or effect is to erect barriers for women obtaining abortions. It is worth noting that a federal trial court has already blocked similar rules that the state agency proposed last year.
This bill would push women into sharing their personal information with third party non-profits. If a woman could not afford to pay for cremation or interment, it would require health care facilities ask low-income women - before they have an abortion - if they would like to include their contact information on a state form and authorize the health care facility to release this information to groups that have volunteered to assist them with burial or cremation costs. With no protective stipulations or vetting procedures in place, this is an unconscionable violation of privacy, and places women at the risk of harassment and shaming by these organizations. Low-income women are especially vulnerable to this provision, as they may have no choice but to share their decision with these non-profits to alleviate the financial burden of cremation or interment. This will only serve to exacerbate the mental anguish women undergo in having a miscarriage or an abortion.
S.B. 258 uses coercive and stigmatizing procedures to erect additional barriers to women seeking abortion services as well as care for miscarriages, which can make women hesitant to seek health care. These delays can lead to women developing further health complications.
For all of these reasons, I cannot support S.B. 258, which jeopardizes women's health care by adding burdensome and non-medical procedures that interfere with access to reproductive health care services.

RODRÍGUEZ

SENATE BILL 1304 REREFERRED
(Motion In Writing)

Senator Perry submitted a Motion In Writing requesting that SB 1304 be withdrawn from the Committee on State Affairs and rereferred to the Committee on Criminal Justice.

The Motion In Writing was read and prevailed without objection.

SENATE RULE 11.13 SUSPENDED
(Consideration of Bills in Committees)
(Motion In Writing)

Senator Kolkhorst submitted the following Motion In Writing:

Mr. President:

I move to suspend Senate Rule 11.13 so that committees may meet during the reading and referral of bills.

KOLKHORST

The Motion In Writing was read and prevailed without objection.

SENATE RULES SUSPENDED
(Posting Rules)

On motion of Senator Estes and by unanimous consent, Senate Rule 11.10(a) and Senate Rule 11.18(a) were suspended in order that the Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development might meet at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in Room E1.012.

MOTION TO RECESS

On motion of Senator Seliger and by unanimous consent, the Senate at 5:55 p.m. agreed to recess, upon completion of the introduction of bills and resolutions on first reading, until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow.

(Senator Kolkhorst in Chair)

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

The following bills, filed on or before Friday, March 10, 2017, were introduced, read first time, and referred to the committees indicated:

SB 985 by Huffines
Relating to the abolishment of the County Court at Law No. 3 of Dallas County, County Court at Law No. 4 of Dallas County, and County Court at Law No. 5 of Dallas County and the transfer of cases to the County Court at Law No. 1 of Dallas County and County Court at Law No. 2 of Dallas County.
To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1268 by Seliger
Relating to the taxing power of the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District.
To Committee on Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs.

SB 2141 by Taylor of Galveston
Relating to requirements for a representative for a student in a special education due process hearing.
To Committee on Education.

SB 2142 by Taylor of Galveston
Relating to the repeal of the high school allotment under the Foundation School Program.
To Committee on Education.

SB 2143 by Taylor of Galveston
Relating to the basic allotment under the foundation school program.
To Committee on Education.

SB 2144 by Taylor of Galveston
Relating to the creation of a commission to recommend improvements to the public school finance system.
To Committee on Education.

SB 2145 by Taylor of Galveston
Relating to the public school finance system.
To Committee on Education.

SB 2146 by Taylor of Galveston
Relating to the application of and use of revenue from hotel occupancy taxes imposed by municipalities and counties.
To Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.

SB 2147 by Huffman
Relating to the creation of the offense of engaging in organized election fraud activity.
To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 2148 by Huffman
Relating to the sale of certain state property in Brazoria County by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.
To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 2149 by Huffman
Relating to early in-person voting by voters who reside at a residential care facility.
To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 2150 by Huffman
Relating to a revocable deed that transfers real property at the transferor's death.
To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 2151 by Huffman
Relating to certain political contributions by judicial candidates and officeholders and certain political committees.
To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 2152 by Huffman
Relating to the transfer of certain unused franchise tax credits.
To Committee on Finance.

SB 2153 by Taylor of Galveston
Relating to the hours of instruction provided in barbering and cosmetology schools.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2154 by Zaffirini
Relating to the amendment to an existing permit for a municipal solid waste landfill facility to accept increased amounts of Class 1 industrial solid waste.
To Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.

SB 2155 by Zaffirini
Relating to the issuance or amendment of a permit for a solid waste landfill facility or hazardous waste land disposal unit to be located in a special flood hazard area.
To Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.

SB 2156 by Zaffirini
Relating to the establishment of a grocery access investment fund program.
To Committee on Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs.

SB 2157 by Zaffirini
Relating to parking privileges for people with disabilities; authorizing a fee; amending dismissal procedures for a criminal offense.
To Committee on Transportation.

SB 2158 by Zaffirini
Relating to the requirements for a mass gathering or outdoor music festival permit.
To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 2159 by Zaffirini
Relating to standards for advertising land for sale in certain border counties before a subdivision plat for the land has been approved; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2160 by Zaffirini
Relating to the use of earnest money contracts and other offers for the sale of land before a subdivision plat is approved in certain border counties.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2161 by Zaffirini
Relating to the approval or disapproval by county referendum of an application for a permit for a commercial surface disposal facility.
To Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.

SB 2162 by Zaffirini
Relating to a prohibition on the approval by the Railroad Commission of Texas of an application for a permit for a commercial surface disposal facility located near certain reservoirs.
To Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.

SB 2163 by Zaffirini
Relating to the adoption of uniform rules for hours of work for certain county employees.
To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 2164 by Zaffirini
Relating to staff-to-child ratios and group sizes in licensed day-care centers and reporting certain information related to child safety.
To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 2165 by Zaffirini
Relating to day habilitation services for individuals with an intellectual disability; imposing an administrative penalty.
To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 2166 by Creighton
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenues in certain municipalities.
To Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.

SB 2167 by West
Relating to the collection of consumer debt by debt buyers.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2168 by Huffines
Relating to the disclosure of records produced in the course of an investigation related to educator misconduct.
To Committee on Education.

SB 2169 by Huffines
Relating to treating ale and malt liquor in the same manner as beer for purposes of alcoholic beverage regulation.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2170 by Huffines
Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in hospital districts established under Chapter 281, Health & Safety Code.
To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 2171 by Huffines
Relating to the number of emissions inspections performed by certain vehicle inspection stations.
To Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.

SB 2172 by Hall
Relating to determination of resident status.
To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 2173 by Kolkhorst
Relating to the operation and administration of the Texas Bullion Depository; depository agents; and to the appropriation of money from the fees, charges, penalties, and other amounts related to the depository and deposited to the general revenue fund for that purpose.
To Committee on Finance.

SB 2175 by Hughes
Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting.
To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 2176 by Hughes
Relating to the placement of certain substances in Penalty Groups 1 and 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act for the purposes of prosecution of criminal offenses involving those substances.
To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 2177 by Zaffirini
Relating to transition planning for a public school student enrolled in a special education program.
To Committee on Education.

SB 2178 by Huffines
Relating to judicial review of certain regulations that apply to state licensees.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2179 by Taylor of Galveston
Relating to the applicability of certain insurance laws to certain farm mutual insurance companies.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2180 by Menéndez
Relating to financial records and audits of nonprofit corporations.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2181 by Menéndez
Relating to prohibited adverse employment action against an employee who in good faith reports child abuse or neglect.
To Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.

SB 2182 by Menéndez
Relating to measures to increase participation in state programs relating to saving money or prepaying for college.
To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 2183 by Menéndez
Relating to the creation of an innocence project grant program.
To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 2184 by Miles
Relating to new capital investment in the state.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2185 by Miles
Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; authorizing and increasing criminal fines.
To Committee on Transportation.

SB 2186 by Zaffirini
Relating to the Live Oak Underground Water Conservation District.
To Committee on Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs.

SB 2187 by West
Relating to the renewal of a certificate of registration by certain interior designers.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2188 by Taylor of Galveston
Relating to the average daily attendance calculation for students over 18 years of age who are in an off home campus instructional arrangement.
To Committee on Education.

SB 2189 by Huffman
Relating to the appointment of an attorney pro tem for certain criminal proceedings.
To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 2191 by Hughes
Relating to certain sexual offenses; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty.
To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 2192 by Garcia, Menéndez
Relating to the economic impact of closures on the state highway system during certain periods.
To Committee on Transportation.

SB 2193 by Buckingham
Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; authorizing an increase in the amount of a fee.
To Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.

SB 2194 by Buckingham
Relating to physician assistant services performed as volunteer care.
To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 2195 by Buckingham
Relating to a health care entity making available to patients and prospective patients charges for certain health care services, goods, or procedures; authorizing administrative penalties.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2196 by Buckingham
Relating to the requirements for annexation by a municipality of certain municipal utility districts.
To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 2197 by Bettencourt
Relating to documentation of proof of identification for voting.
To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 2198 by Campbell
Relating to interest that accrues under the Property Tax Code.
To Committee on Finance.

SB 2199 by Lucio
Relating to the powers and duties of a county or municipality to impose taxes on behalf of a navigation district.
To Committee on Transportation.

SB 2200 by Lucio
Relating to improving the quality of teachers employed by a school district, teacher performance appraisals, and the hiring of mentor teachers.
To Committee on Education.

SB 2201 by Lucio
Relating to curriculum requirements in American history at institutions of higher education.
To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 2202 by Lucio
Relating to the authority of school districts and school district students to participate in University Interscholastic League competitions.
To Committee on Education.

SB 2203 by Hancock
Relating to the business of title insurance.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2204 by Hancock
Relating to the administration of the certified capital company program by the office of the comptroller of public accounts.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2205 by Hancock
Relating to the research and testing of motor vehicles with automated driving systems on highways in this state.
To Committee on Transportation.

SB 2206 by Hancock
Relating to information required to be disclosed by certain investors of publicly traded companies whose headquarters are located in this state.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2207 by Hancock
Relating to the appeal of a determination of the appraised value of certain property for ad valorem tax purposes.
To Committee on Finance.

SB 2208 by Hancock
Relating to the transfer of the regulation of property tax professionals from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to the comptroller of public accounts; providing civil and administrative penalties.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2209 by Hancock, Estes
Relating to the regulation of package store permit holders.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2210 by Hancock
Relating to requirements for updating information provided by certain health benefit plans through the Internet.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2211 by Hancock
Relating to a demonstration program for real-time processing of workers' compensation authorizations of payment for medical services and medical bills.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2212 by Hancock
Relating to certain real estate brokerage and advertising activities and to certain functions of the Texas Real Estate Commission.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2213 by Huffman
Relating to state fiscal matters related to general government.
To Committee on Finance.

SB 2214 by Schwertner
Relating to state fiscal matters related to health and human services and state agencies administering health and human services programs.
To Committee on Finance.

SB 2215 by Taylor of Galveston
Relating to state fiscal matters related to public education.
To Committee on Finance.

SB 2216 by Nichols
Relating to state fiscal matters regarding business and economic development.
To Committee on Finance.

SB 2217 by Kolkhorst
Relating to state fiscal matters.
To Committee on Finance.

SB 2218 by Nelson
Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts in the state treasury, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.
To Committee on Finance.

SB 2219 by Hinojosa
Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.
To Committee on Finance.

SB 2220 by Huffman
Relating to the distribution of the consolidated court cost.
To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 2221 by Creighton
Relating to increasing the punishment for certain sexual offenses committed against a child with a disability.
To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 2222 by Creighton
Relating to insurance requirements for certain nonemergency medical transportation.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2223 by Rodríguez
Relating to Medicaid funding in this state, including the federal government's participation in that funding.
To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 2224 by Rodríguez
Relating to health benefit plan coverage in this state.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2225 by Rodríguez
Relating to speech protections for student newspapers in public schools.
To Committee on Education.

SB 2226 by Rodríguez
Relating to the renewal of the Texas Health Care Transformation and Quality Improvement Program waiver under Medicaid.
To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 2227 by Hinojosa
Relating to an increase in the fee for permits issued for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles carrying cargo in Hidalgo County.
To Committee on Transportation.

SB 2228 by Hinojosa
Relating to the provision of eye health care by certain professionals and institutions as providers in the Medicaid managed care program.
To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 2229 by Kolkhorst
Relating to directing Blinn College to transfer control and custody of the Washington-on-the-Brazos Museum Building and its contents to the Texas Historical Commission.
To Committee on Administration.

SB 2230 by Kolkhorst
Relating to the transfer of the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission.
To Committee on Administration.

SB 2231 by Kolkhorst
Relating to directing Blinn College to transfer control and custody of the Washington-on-the-Brazos Museum Building and its contents to the Parks and Wildlife Department.
To Committee on Administration.

SB 2232 by Taylor of Collin
Relating to the emergency scheduling of certain controlled substances for the purpose of the prosecution and punishment of certain offenses under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; expanding the application of certain criminal offenses.
To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 2233 by Taylor of Galveston
Relating to contracting and purchasing of certain governmental entities and development corporations.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2234 by Menéndez
Relating to the collection of past due assessments and certain other charges by a property owners' association.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 2235 by Menéndez
Relating to the creation of a mental health jail diversion and crisis stabilization unit pilot program.
To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 2236 by Menéndez
Relating to the independent ombudsman for county jails.
To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 2237 by Menéndez
Relating to prescription medications for the care and treatment of inmates and prisoners in county jails.
To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 2238 by Garcia
Relating to certain sexual offenses; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty.
To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 2239 by Bettencourt
Relating to ad valorem taxation.
To Committee on Finance.

SB 2240 by Taylor of Galveston
Relating to health care information provided by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities.
To Committee on Business and Commerce.

CO-AUTHORS OF SENATE BILL 9

On motion of Senator Hancock, Senators Huffines and Perry will be shown as Co-authors of SB 9.

CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 30

On motion of Senator West, Senator Rodríguez will be shown as Co-author of SB 30.

CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 87

On motion of Senator Hall, Senator Huffines will be shown as Co-author of SB 87.

CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 128

On motion of Senator Garcia, Senator Campbell will be shown as Co-author of SB 128.

CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 151

On motion of Senator Bettencourt, Senator Taylor of Collin will be shown as Co-author of SB 151.

CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 256

On motion of Senator Taylor of Collin, Senator Hinojosa will be shown as Co-author of SB 256.

CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 277

On motion of Senator Campbell, Senator Taylor of Collin will be shown as Co-author of SB 277.

CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 510

On motion of Senator Zaffirini, Senator West will be shown as Co-author of SB 510.

CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 543

On motion of Senator Seliger, Senator Bettencourt will be shown as Co-author of SB 543.

CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 673

On motion of Senator Miles, Senator Nelson will be shown as Co-author of SB 673.

CO-AUTHORS OF SENATE BILL 928

On motion of Senator Rodríguez, Senators Schwertner, Seliger, and Zaffirini will be shown as Co-authors of SB 928.

CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 970

On motion of Senator Watson, Senator Zaffirini will be shown as Co-author of SB 970.

CO-AUTHORS OF SENATE BILL 1107

On motion of Senator Schwertner, Senators Hinojosa, Huffines, Lucio, West, and Zaffirini will be shown as Co-authors of SB 1107.

CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 1588

On motion of Senator Huffines, Senator West will be shown as Co-author of SB 1588.

RESOLUTIONS OF RECOGNITION

The following resolutions were adopted by the Senate:

Memorial Resolutions

SR 518 by Buckingham, In memory of James Michael Walker.

SR 519 by Buckingham, In memory of Joe H. Robbins.

SR 520 by Buckingham, In memory of Ivan Wayne "Doc" Schmedemann.

SR 532 by Schwertner, In memory of John Millard Fultz.

SR 535 by Hinojosa, In memory of Eligio "Kika" de la Garza.

HCR 62 (Campbell), In memory of William Parks Johnson of Wimberley.

Congratulatory Resolutions

SR 521 by Whitmire, Recognizing Ruby Jewel Bennett for her service to the Acres Homes community.

SR 522 by Whitmire, Recognizing Joseph Baker for his service to the Acres Homes community.

SR 523 by Whitmire, Recognizing Raymond G. Glass II for his service to the Acres Homes community.

SR 524 by Whitmire, Recognizing Terrence J. Reed for his service to the Acres Homes community.

SR 525 by Whitmire, Recognizing Sylvester Turner for his public service.

SR 526 by Whitmire, Recognizing Johnnie Tatum for his service to the Acres Homes community.

SR 527 by West, Recognizing Bennett Tubbs for his achievements.

SR 528 by West, Recognizing Michael J. Sorrell for his 10 years of leadership at Paul Quinn College.

SR 529 by Miles, Recognizing the United Health Foundation and the University of Houston for their commitment to improved health outcomes.

SR 530 by Hinojosa and Campbell, Recognizing the third anniversary of the dedication of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument.

SR 533 by Schwertner, Recognizing Ron and Mary Lee Hull on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.

SR 534 by Schwertner, Recognizing Bremond Polish Festival Days, Polskí Dzíen, on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.

SR 536 by Hinojosa, Recognizing Terry Mills for receiving the 2016 FBI Director's Community Leadership Award.

SR 538 by Birdwell, Recognizing the Lipan High School boys basketball team for winning a state championship.

HCR 63 (Campbell), Commemorating the inaugural season of the Dripping Springs Pop Warner football and cheerleading program.

HCR 71 (Uresti), Honoring U.S. Army veteran Margarito Peña for his service to his country.

Official Designation Resolution

SR 537 by Kolkhorst, Recognizing April 5, 2017, as Austin County Day.

RECESS

Pursuant to a previously adopted motion, the Senate at 6:21 p.m. recessed until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow.



APPENDIX




COMMITTEE REPORTS

The following committee reports were received by the Secretary of the Senate in the order listed:

March 29, 2017

AGRICULTURE, WATER, AND RURAL AFFAIRS — SB 1172, SB 573, SB 675, SB 1459, SB 720, SB 722, SB 1089, CSSB 1158

FINANCE — CSSB 1539, CSSB 745, CSSB 1557, CSSB 929

BUSINESS AND COMMERCE — SB 252, SB 520

FINANCE — CSSB 1083

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT — SB 345, CSSB 440, SB 686, CSSB 799, CSSB 942, SB 1086, CSSB 1221, SB 1365

STATE AFFAIRS — CSSB 823, CSSB 968, CSSB 576, CSSB 303, CSSB 302, CSSB 301, CSSB 969, CSSB 39

CRIMINAL JUSTICE — CSSB 1163, SB 1575

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT — CSSB 1136

CRIMINAL JUSTICE — CSSB 291


BILLS ENGROSSED

March 28, 2017

SB 1, SB 5, SB 22, SB 23, SB 27, SB 115, SB 259, SB 407, SB 408, SB 492, SB 507, SB 550, SB 578, SB 945, SB 1033


RESOLUTIONS ENROLLED

March 28, 2017

SR 456, SR 511, SR 512, SR 513, SR 514, SR 517