SENATE JOURNAL

EIGHTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE — REGULAR SESSION


AUSTIN, TEXAS


PROCEEDINGS


TWENTY-FOURTH DAY

(Continued)

(Friday, March 20, 2009)

AFTER RECESS

The Senate met at 10:10 a.m. and came to order.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

HOUSE CHAMBER

Austin, Texas

March 20, 2009

The Honorable President of the Senate

Senate Chamber

Austin, Texas

Mr. President:

I am directed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has taken the following action:

THE HOUSE HAS PASSED THE FOLLOWING MEASURES:

HCR 82, In memory of Pamelia Ann Blackburn Urbano of Paris, Texas.

HCR 83, In memory of Horace Arnold Durham of Pecan Gap.

HCR 84, Congratulating the Sulphur Springs Wildcats football team on winning the 2008 UIL 4A Division 2 state championship.

HCR 114, Congratulating Sammy Andrews of Addielou on his induction into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame.

SCR 28, Recognizing William F. Mullican III on the occasion of his retirement from the Texas Water Development Board.

SCR 44, Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the creation of the Texas Legislative Council.

Respectfully,

/s/Robert Haney, Chief Clerk

House of Representatives

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

The following bills, filed on or before Friday, March 13, 2009, were introduced, read first time, and referred to the committees indicated:

SB 1548 by Ogden

Relating to the monitoring and oversight of certain public retirement systems and public investments; providing civil penalties.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1560 by Duncan, Shapiro

Relating to the national research university fund and the allocation of amounts appropriated from the fund, the abolition of the higher education fund, and the institutional groupings established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 1621 by Wentworth

Relating to the powers and duties of certain emergency services districts.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 1622 by Wentworth

Relating to the regulation of off-premises signs in the unincorporated area of a county.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

SB 1623 by Wentworth

Relating to the collection and dissemination of certain information for a federal firearm background check.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1624 by Wentworth

Relating to ad valorem taxation.

To Committee on Finance.

SB 1625 by Wentworth

Relating to the acceptance of durable powers of attorney by third parties.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1626 by Wentworth

Relating to the reporting of certain confidential statements made to a mental health professional.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1627 by Wentworth

Relating to the collection of biometric identifiers of certain persons receiving inpatient mental health services.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1628 by Wentworth

Relating to the pension retirement system in certain municipalities for firefighters and police.

To Committee on State Affairs.

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SB 1629 by Wentworth

Relating to the persons exempted from the required prepayment of the personnel costs incurred by a governmental body in responding to requests from a requestor under the public information law that require large amounts of personnel time.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1630 by Wentworth

Relating to the availability of information under the public information law.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1631 by Wentworth

Relating to the time for filing a certificate of analysis for use as evidence in a criminal action.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1632 by Wentworth

Relating to refunds of overpayments or erroneous payments of ad valorem taxes.

To Committee on Finance.

SB 1633 by Nichols

Relating to certain restrictions on the composition of a tax increment financing reinvestment zone.

To Committee on Economic Development.

SB 1634 by Carona

Relating to service charges for certain renewals of driver's licenses and personal identification certificates.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

SB 1635 by Carona, Davis

Relating to the sale of certain communications equipment and mobile telephone services; providing criminal and civil penalties.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1636 by Carona

Relating to registration and license plate fees for motor vehicles.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

SB 1637 by Wentworth

Relating to the election and terms of office of directors of the Guadalupe County Groundwater Conservation District.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1638 by Wentworth

Relating to the powers of a recreational district board in a county with frontage on the Guadalupe or Comal River.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 1639 by Harris

Relating to requirements based on dollar amounts regarding payment bonds and change orders for certain public contracts.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

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SB 1640 by Harris

Relating to methods and procedures of ad valorem tax valuation of inventory of persons engaged in the business of leasing or renting certain vehicles, machinery, or equipment, and to any collection by those persons of tax escrow payments.

To Committee on Finance.

SB 1641 by Harris

Relating to certain construction liens under the Texas Residential Construction Commission Act; providing civil penalties.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1642 by Harris

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue for certain transportation systems.

To Committee on Economic Development.

SB 1643 by Lucio

Relating to the artificial reef program; creating offenses and providing criminal and civil penalties.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1644 by Van de Putte

Relating to the availability on the Internet of certain information regarding the child protective services functions of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1645 by Van de Putte

Relating to reimbursement under the Medicaid vendor drug program for pharmacy care management services provided in connection with specialty pharmacy products.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1646 by Van de Putte

Relating to the creation of the Council on Children and Families.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1647 by Averitt

Relating to the administration, operation, and regulation of credit unions.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1648 by Van de Putte

Relating to providing outreach and behavioral health services to certain military service veterans and their families and providing for the creation of clinical practice guidelines.

To Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations.

SB 1649 by Carona

Relating to dedication of a portion of unclaimed lottery revenues to the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund.

To Committee on Finance.

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SB 1650 by Duncan

Relating to appeals in cases arising under the Federal Arbitration Act.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1651 by Duncan

Relating to state indemnification and defense of certain judges and certain judicial appointees.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1652 by Duncan

Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to Mitchell County.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1653 by Seliger

Relating to the deduction of membership fees for correctional employee organizations from a state employee's salary.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1654 by Van de Putte

Relating to the criteria for evaluating requests for defense economic adjustment assistance grants.

To Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations.

SB 1655 by Van de Putte

Relating to the organization, duties, and functions of the Texas Veterans Commission.

To Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations.

SB 1656 by Wentworth

Relating to regulation of pari-mutuel racing.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1657 by Wentworth

Relating to the creation of the Scenic Loop–Boerne Stage Road Driving Trail.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

SB 1658 by Averitt

Relating to an increase in the fee for natural gas pipeline safety inspections.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1659 by Averitt

Relating to the use of hazardous and solid waste remediation fee funds for lead-acid battery recycling activities.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1660 by Harris

Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of criminal trespass for process servers.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1661 by Harris

Relating to child support liens on real property.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

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SB 1662 by Seliger

Relating to the punishment for the offense of breach of computer security.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1663 by Wentworth

Relating to the disregard or violation of a resident's advance directive by a nursing institution; providing penalties.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1664 by Wentworth

Relating to state financial assistance to school districts that make contributions for social security coverage.

To Committee on Education.

SB 1665 by Wentworth

Relating to post-commitment treatment and supervision of persons with mental illness who are manifestly dangerous.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1666 by Estes

Relating to the establishment of the Bioenergy Policy Council and the Bioenergy Research Committee to encourage the development of cellulosic biofuels in the state.

To Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

SB 1667 by Estes

Relating to the creation and administration of the rural veterinarian loan repayment program.

To Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

SB 1668 by Nichols

Relating to application requirements and performance standards for agricultural biomass and landfill diversion incentive grants.

To Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

SB 1669 by Nichols

Relating to the authority and powers of regional mobility authorities.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

SB 1670 by Nichols

Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Transportation to Polk County.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

SB 1671 by Nichols

Relating to the permissible uses of money in an ad valorem tax increment account for a transportation reinvestment zone established by a municipality.

To Committee on Economic Development.

SB 1672 by Nichols

Relating to extension or modification of restrictive covenants in certain residential real estate subdivisions.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

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SB 1673 by Hinojosa

Relating to the secrecy of a grand jury subpoena or summons.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1674 by Hinojosa

Relating to the coordination and administration of the Texas Career Opportunity Grant Program.

To Committee on Economic Development.

SB 1675 by Hinojosa

Relating to donations of juror reimbursements.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1676 by Hinojosa

Relating to fees charged by certain counties near international borders for issuing certain utility certificates.

To Committee on International Relations and Trade.

SB 1677 by Hinojosa

Relating to the regulation of immigration assistance services; providing civil and criminal penalties.

To Committee on International Relations and Trade.

SB 1678 by Hinojosa

Relating to ownership restrictions on the holders of permits and licenses authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1679 by Hinojosa

Relating to the authority of a common purchaser that transports natural gas by pipeline to use a public right-of-way for a pipeline.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1680 by Hinojosa

Relating to voter approval for certain contracts between political subdivisions and private entities relating to correctional facilities.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 1681 by Hinojosa

Relating to requiring the corroboration of certain testimony to support a criminal conviction.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1682 by Hinojosa

Relating to periodic court approval of participation by a criminal defendant in a pretrial intervention program.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1683 by Hinojosa

Relating to the distribution of proceeds from the sale of forfeited property in a criminal case.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

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SB 1684 by Hinojosa

Relating to the use of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to clean and maintain beaches in certain municipalities.

To Committee on Economic Development.

SB 1685 by Hinojosa

Relating to the creation of a district court records technology fund.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1686 by Hinojosa

Relating to discovery in a criminal case.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1687 by Hinojosa

Relating to the right of certain counties to maintain local control over wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 1688 by Hinojosa

Relating to performance standards for plumbing fixtures sold in this state.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1689 by Hinojosa

Relating to governmental liability for interest resulting from a claim for payment for goods or services.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 1690 by Hinojosa

Relating to certain correctional facilities that house only federal prisoners.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1691 by Estes

Relating to the Muenster Hospital District.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 1692 by Wentworth

Relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information concerning current and former employees of certain divisions of the office of the attorney general.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1693 by Ogden

Relating to the regulation of poultry facilities and poultry litter.

To Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

SB 1694 by Ogden

Relating to the designation of a courthouse or building in a courthouse square in certain counties as a state archaeological landmark.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1695 by Ogden

Relating to prohibiting the use of state money or facilities for research involving the destruction of human embryos.

To Committee on Finance.

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SB 1696 by Ogden

Relating to workers' compensation compensability disputes, examinations to define the compensable injury and notifications to health care providers regarding compensability disputes.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1697 by Fraser

Relating to the tax rate for certain retail electric providers.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1698 by Fraser

Relating to the use of certain professional titles by interior designers.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1699 by Fraser

Relating to consistency among certain secretary of state filings.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1700 by Fraser

Relating to the governing body of an independent organization for a power region.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1701 by Fraser

Relating to the franchise arrangements excluded from the Business Opportunity Act.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1702 by Fraser

Relating to the regulation of health spas.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1703 by Fraser

Relating to methods of delivery used by the secretary of state.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1704 by Estes

Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1705 by West

Relating to the authority of the Dallas County Hospital District to appoint, contract for, or employ physicians, dentists, and other health care providers.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 1706 by West

Relating to the establishment of a program to provide prescribers with evidence-based information about pharmaceuticals; assessing a fee; providing penalties.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1707 by West

Relating to the use of proceeds from criminal asset forfeiture to provide college scholarships to children of peace officers killed in the line of duty and to an annual report regarding the total value of forfeited property in this state.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

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SB 1708 by West

Relating to information that must be included on prepaid calling cards.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1709 by West

Relating to the prosecution of certain sexual offenses and to exempting certain persons from the duty to register as a sex offender in this state.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1710 by Duncan

Relating to the creation of independent assigned counsel programs.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1711 by Hegar

Relating to the use of sediment control ponds to satisfy environmental and safety regulations at surface mining operations in the state.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1712 by Hegar

Relating to the authority of Matagorda County Hospital District to lease property.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 1713 by Hegar

Relating to covenants not to compete by physicians.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1714 by Hegar

Relating to the evidence of beneficial use in the permitting of groundwater.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1715 by West

Relating to the requirements for a smoke detector in multifamily residential units.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1716 by West

Relating to the refund of the sales taxes imposed on real property repair and remodeling services for certain energy efficient facilities.

To Committee on Finance.

SB 1717 by West

Relating to prohibition of certain practices by owners of developments supported with low income housing tax credit allocations.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 1718 by Uresti

Relating to physical examination requirements for participation in extracurricular athletic activities.

To Committee on Education.

SB 1719 by Uresti

Relating to the delegation of certain acts of prescriptive authority by a physician.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

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SB 1720 by Uresti

Relating to newborn screening and the creation of the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1721 by Uresti

Relating to funding for nursing home facilities.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1722 by Uresti

Relating to creating an account to promote continuing education for certain child care providers.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1723 by Van de Putte

Relating to an informational manual for voluntary caregivers who provide temporary care for children who are the subject of an investigation by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1724 by Van de Putte

Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; providing a civil penalty.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1725 by West

Relating to preventing bullying and harassment against public school students.

To Committee on Education.

SB 1726 by West

Relating to best practices for public school student dropout prevention and recovery.

To Committee on Education.

SB 1727 by West

Relating to rules adopted and reporting required under the school district college credit program.

To Committee on Education.

SB 1728 by West

Relating to the administration of and eligibility for the Joint Admissions Medical Program.

To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 1729 by West

Relating to the terms of student members of certain Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board advisory committees.

To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 1730 by West

Relating to minimum training standards for employees of certain child-care facilities.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

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SB 1731 by West

Relating to the development and implementation of a workforce diversity plan by certain state agencies.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1732 by West

Relating to safety requirements for public swimming pools and other artificial bodies of water.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1733 by West

Relating to health benefit plan coverage of testing for prostate cancer for certain males.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1734 by Uresti, Shapiro

Relating to the Department of Family and Protective Services caseworker replacement program.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1735 by West

Relating to the employment and commissioning of law enforcement personnel to provide security services to certain educational institutions.

To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 1736 by Uresti

Relating to the regulation of certain water wells by the Presidio County Underground Water Conservation District.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1737 by Uresti

Relating to the regulation of certain water wells by the Brewster County Groundwater Conservation District.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1738 by Uresti

Relating to restrictions on the use of the Internet by certain sex offenders.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1739 by Uresti

Relating to the creation of additional judicial districts in Bexar County.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1740 by Uresti

Relating to the creation of three additional county courts at law in Bexar County.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1741 by Carona

Relating to emergency management.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

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SB 1742 by Shapiro, Nelson

Relating to municipal regulation of the discharge of firearms and certain other weapons.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 1743 by Hinojosa

Relating to the use of money from the Texas Enterprise Fund to recruit and retain automotive manufacturing facilities.

To Committee on Economic Development.

SB 1744 by Whitmire

Relating to conditions of employment for law enforcement officers and corrections officers employed by certain counties.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1745 by Harris

Relating to offenses involving boating safety and the disposition of fines for certain water safety offenses.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

SB 1746 by Harris

Relating to an interim study of recreational boating safety in Texas.

To Committee on Administration.

SB 1747 by Duncan

Relating to billing practices for certain health care facilities and providers.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1748 by Jackson

Relating to the issuance of a certificate for a municipal setting designation.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1749 by Jackson

Relating to the authority of a gas corporation to use a public right-of-way.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1750 by Jackson

Relating to the sale of certain alcoholic beverages to certain private club registration permit holders.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1751 by Jackson

Relating to reimbursement under preferred provider benefit plans for services provided by licensed podiatrists.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1752 by Jackson

Relating to the powers of certain development corporations related to Hurricane Ike disaster relief and to the validation of certain governmental acts or proceedings of counties affected by Hurricane Ike.

To Subcommittee on Flooding and Evacuations.

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SB 1753 by Jackson

Relating to the procedure for reallocating local sales and use taxes.

To Committee on Finance.

SB 1754 by Wentworth

Relating to filing fees for civil actions or proceedings in a district, county, justice, or small claims court.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1755 by Fraser

Relating to the election of directors of the Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1756 by Duncan

Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning special districts, including conforming amendments.

To Committee on Administration.

SB 1757 by Watson

Relating to a study by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the methods for safely handling and disposing of certain medical waste.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1758 by Watson

Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

SB 1759 by Watson

Relating to the permanent registration of fleet vehicles.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

SB 1760 by Watson

Relating to the Prepaid Tuition Unit Undergraduate Education Program, Higher Education Savings Plans, the Texas Save & Match Program and the treatment of a beneficiary's assets under the plans in determining eligibility for student financial assistance and other programs.

To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 1761 by Watson

Relating to retail electric providers protecting customer deposits.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1762 by Watson

Relating to a temporary moratorium for disconnection of electric service for certain customers.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1763 by Watson

Relating to the award of stipends to nationally certified classroom teachers under the educator excellence awards program.

To Committee on Education.

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SB 1764 by Watson

Relating to the dissemination of information regarding the cost of attending public and private institutions of higher education and regarding the availability of financial aid to assist in paying that cost.

To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 1765 by Watson

Relating to financial assistance funded from the amounts of certain fees charged to students enrolled at public institutions of higher education.

To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 1766 by Watson

Relating to informal caregiver support services.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1767 by Watson

Relating to practices and procedures in child abuse and neglect cases.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1768 by Watson

Relating to a pilot project to exchange secure electronic health information between the Health and Human Services Commission and local or regional health information exchanges.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1769 by Watson

Relating to telehealth services and home telemonitoring services provided to certain Medicaid recipients.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1770 by Watson

Relating to the creation, operation, and funding of the Texas YouthBuild Program.

To Committee on Economic Development.

SB 1771 by Duncan

Relating to the availability and continuation of certain health benefit plan coverage.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1772 by Fraser

Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to order restitution for violations.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1773 by Fraser

Relating to the applicability of certain laws governing corporations to limited liability companies.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1774 by Whitmire

Relating to the disposal of certain exhibits used in criminal proceedings in certain counties.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

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SB 1775 by Whitmire

Relating to the Texas Rangers' Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1776 by Harris

Relating to assessment of certain charges by a commercial landlord that is a governmental entity.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1777 by Harris

Relating to disbursement of child support payments in Title IV-D cases.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1778 by Harris

Relating to the eligibility of property used in connection with a data center for economic benefits authorized by the Texas Economic Development Act.

To Committee on Economic Development.

SB 1779 by Hinojosa

Relating to the establishment of the official citrus producers' pest and disease management corporation; providing penalties.

To Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

SB 1780 by Hinojosa

Relating to political party precinct conventions.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1781 by Hinojosa

Relating to the establishment of a wellness grant program for individuals with disabilities.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1782 by Hinojosa

Relating to information required to be included on a supplier and permissive supplier's return.

To Committee on Finance.

SB 1783 by Carona

Relating to the use of an offender identification card or similar form of identification as proof of identity for an applicant for a driver's license or commercial driver's license.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

SB 1784 by Carona

Relating to the requirement of citizenship or lawful presence in the United States for issuance of a driver's license, personal identification certificate, commercial driver's license, or commercial driver learner's permit.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

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SB 1785 by Carona

Relating to the regulation of driver's licenses and personal identification certificates by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas, including enforcement measures against fictitious or fraudulently obtained licenses or certificates; providing a criminal penalty.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

SB 1786 by Whitmire

Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to establish a comprehensive reentry and reintegration plan for offenders released or discharged from a correctional facility.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1787 by Shapiro

Relating to educator preparation programs and educator certification, performance, and recruitment.

To Committee on Education.

SB 1788 by Wentworth

Relating to an exemption from the sales tax on handguns, rifles, shotguns, and ammunition.

To Committee on Finance.

SB 1789 by Wentworth

Relating to certain proceedings relating to an individual's will.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1790 by Duncan

Relating to the Hardeman County Hospital District.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 1791 by Duncan

Relating to the Childress County Hospital District.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 1792 by Duncan

Relating to the powers and duties of the Reagan Hospital District.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 1793 by Duncan

Relating to the powers and duties of the Castro County Hospital District.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

SB 1794 by Uresti

Relating to the licensure of anesthesiologist assistants; providing penalties.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1795 by Zaffirini

Relating to the filing by political committees of reports of political contributions and expenditures in connection with a runoff election.

To Committee on State Affairs.

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SB 1796 by Zaffirini

Relating to the approval of certain construction, repair, or rehabilitation projects at public institutions of higher education in this state.

To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 1797 by Zaffirini

Relating to the creation of the Texas Future Scholars Pilot Program and the Workforce Shortage Education Loan Repayment Program and to the elimination of certain other student financial assistance programs.

To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 1798 by Zaffirini

Relating to certifying the eligibility of certain educational aides to receive an exemption from tuition and fees charged by public institutions of higher education.

To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 1799 by Zaffirini

Relating to the adoption of rules by the supreme court relating to the nonrenewal of the license of an attorney who defaults on a student loan administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1800 by Zaffirini

Relating to methods for increasing student success and degree completion at institutions of higher education.

To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 1801 by Zaffirini

Relating to orientation programs for new students at public institutions of higher education.

To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 1802 by Zaffirini

Relating to prohibiting human cloning and other uses of human tissue by institutions of higher education; providing penalties.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1803 by Zaffirini

Relating to the Glenda Dawson Donate Life Texas Registry.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1804 by Zaffirini

Relating to medical assistance reimbursement for the provision of a wheeled mobility system to a recipient of medical assistance.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1805 by Zaffirini

Relating to contracting issues of state agencies, including ethics issues related to state contracting.

To Committee on Government Organization.

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SB 1806 by Zaffirini

Relating to liens for certain veterinary care charges for large animals.

To Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

SB 1807 by Zaffirini

Relating to the method of delivery of notices relating to sworn complaints filed with the Texas Ethics Commission.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1808 by Zaffirini

Relating to notification sent by the Texas Ethics Commission to certain persons regarding deadlines to file reports.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1809 by Zaffirini, Uresti, Van de Putte

Relating to the creation of additional judicial districts in Bexar County.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1810 by Duncan

Relating to allowing the governor, and the lieutenant governor or another person when acting as governor, to retain executive authority while traveling within the contiguous 48 states of the continental United States.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1811 by Duncan

Relating to the 39th Judicial District Juvenile Board.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1812 by Duncan

Relating to notice to an insurer of an adverse claim to policy proceeds by a person with a bona fide legal claim.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1813 by Duncan

Relating to the exception from required public disclosure of certain records of an appraisal district.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1814 by Van de Putte

Relating to return-to-work coordination services and a return-to-work reimbursement program for employers participating in the workers' compensation system.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1815 by Van de Putte

Relating to immunity from liability for doctors performing certain services at the request of the division of workers' compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1816 by Van de Putte

Relating to the reporting of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

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SB 1817 by Van de Putte

Relating to a voluntary statewide diabetes mellitus registry.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1818 by Van de Putte

Relating to providing an exemption from the administration of certain assessment instruments for certain public school students who are asylees or refugees.

To Committee on Education.

SB 1819 by Van de Putte

Relating to the establishment of a student outcomes pilot program at Alamo Community College.

To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 1820 by Fraser

Relating to the calculation of a person's net resources for purposes of determining child support liability.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

SB 1821 by Fraser

Relating to a study with regard to, and the implementation of policies to promote, the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1822 by Fraser

Relating to erecting an off-premise sign adjacent to and visible from certain roads.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

SB 1823 by Seliger

Relating to the state's statutory and contractual liens to secure the payment of unpaid royalty and other amounts due under oil and gas leases of state land.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1824 by Lucio

Relating to the Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1825 by Huffman

Relating to the eligibility of a defendant charged with certain sex offenses for judge-ordered community supervision.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1826 by Huffman

Relating to the status of liquefied natural gas marine terminals.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1827 by Huffman

Relating to the private disposition of used motor vehicles at certain auto auctions conducted by independent motor vehicle dealers.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

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SB 1828 by Averitt

Relating to the idling of motor vehicles.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1829 by Deuell

Relating to the collection of artifacts from public waterways.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1830 by Patrick

Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of open-enrollment charter schools.

To Committee on Education.

SB 1831 by Patrick

Relating to participation by private school students in University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.

To Committee on Education.

SB 1832 by Patrick

Relating to the eligibility for judge-ordered community supervision or for mandatory supervision of a defendant convicted of criminal solicitation of capital murder.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1833 by Patrick

Relating to county participation in the enterprise zone program.

To Committee on Economic Development.

SB 1834 by Patrick

Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax.

To Committee on Finance.

SB 1835 by Patrick

Relating to the offenses of unauthorized duplication, unauthorized recording, and unauthorized labeling of recordings.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1836 by Patrick

Relating to restrictions on the residence or location of certain sex offenders and to notice reflecting that location.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1837 by Patrick

Relating to the continuation of the Texas Bleeding Disorders Advisory Council.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1838 by Patrick

Relating to involuntary termination of parental rights based on attempted murder or solicitation of murder of the child's other parent.

To Committee on Jurisprudence.

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SB 1839 by Patrick

Relating to the definition of an authorized emergency vehicle.

To Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

SB 1840 by Uresti

Relating to inclusion of pets and other companion animals in protective orders; providing a penalty.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1841 by Van de Putte

Relating to a managed care pilot program to prevent high-risk pregnancies that result in the birth of premature or low birth weight infants.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1842 by Van de Putte

Relating to a Medicaid managed care pilot program to prevent high-risk pregnancies that result in the birth of premature or low birth weight infants.

To Committee on Health and Human Services.

SB 1843 by Van de Putte

Relating to coverage of drivers under a personal automobile insurance policy.

To Committee on Business and Commerce.

SB 1844 by Van de Putte

Relating to revenue received from the provision of pay telephone service to inmates confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1845 by Van de Putte

Relating to the sterilization of dogs and cats; providing a penalty.

To Committee on State Affairs.

SB 1846 by Hegar

Relating to powers and duties of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, including penalty payment plans, the Concho River Watermaster Program, utility and district applications, and the recovery of costs associated with the Texas Clean Rivers Program.

To Committee on Natural Resources.

SB 1847 by Hegar

Relating to the provision of services to a wrongfully imprisoned person who is discharged from a correctional facility.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

SB 1848 by West

Relating to the provision of reentry, reintegration, and other services to a wrongfully imprisoned person who is discharged from a correctional facility.

To Committee on Criminal Justice.

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SB 1849 by Shapleigh

Relating to the student endowment scholarship and internship program fund at The University of Texas at El Paso.

To Committee on Higher Education.

SB 1850 by Shapleigh

Relating to the establishment of a home- and community-based services workforce council.

To Committee on Economic Development.

RESOLUTIONS OF RECOGNITION

The following resolutions were adopted by the Senate:

Memorial Resolution

SRi486iby Deuell,iIn memory of Matthew Wayne Virgel of Greenville.

Congratulatory Resolutions

SRi479iby VanideiPutte,iRecognizing the Madonna Neighborhood Center, Incorporated, in San Antonio on the occasion of its 70th anniversary.

SRi484iby Harris and Shapiro,iRecognizing the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce for receiving a 5-Star Accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce.

SRi487iby Gallegos,iRecognizing Jesse A. Benavides of Houston on the occasion of his retirement from the Benavides Drive Inn.

SRi488iby Gallegos,iRecognizing René Gonzales on the occasion of his retirement from the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

SRi489iby Gallegos,iCommending Gene E. Castagnetti for his work at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

SRi491iby Davis,iRecognizing El Mariachi Tejano de Sam Houston for its contributions to the Arlington community.

SRi492iby Davis,iCommending Chris Miller for his success in the 2009 Texas Academic Decathlon.

SRi494iby Wentworth,iRecognizing James Francis Hollingsworth of San Antonio on the occasion of his 91st birthday.

SRi495iby Whitmire,iRecognizing Richard W. Holland on the occasion of his retirement from the Houston Police Department.

SRi496iby Carona,iRecognizing John Henry Robinson on the occasion of his retirement from Herb's Paint and Body in Dallas.

Official Designation Resolution

SRi490iby Estes,iCelebrating March 24, 2009, as Wichita County Legislative Day at the State Capitol.

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ADJOURNMENT

Pursuant to a previously adopted motion, the Senate at 10:39ia.m. adjourned until 1:30ip.m. Monday, March 23, 2009.


AAAPPENDIXAA


COMMITTEE REPORTS

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

March 20, 2009

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS — SBi252, CSSBi684

JURISPRUDENCE — CSSBi83, CSSBi408, CSSBi432, CSSBi657

TRANSPORTATION AND HOMELAND SECURITY — CSSBi220, CSSBi298, CSSBi368, SBi384, CSSBi448, CSSBi502, SBi506, CSSBi520, CSSBi543, SBi617, CSSBi635, CSSBi713

NATURAL RESOURCES — SBi417, SBi637, SBi663, SBi715, SBi799

BUSINESS AND COMMERCE — CSSBi547, CSSBi769, CSSBi776, CSSBi802

JURISPRUDENCE — CSSBi519

BILLS ENGROSSED

March 19, 2009

SBi32, SBi34, SBi44, SBi65, SBi71, SBi72, SBi81, SBi86, SBi188, SBi202, SBi229, SBi234, SBi235, SBi236, SBi239, SBi271, SBi279, SBi284, SBi286, SBi287, SBi288, SBi289, SBi291, SBi292, SBi293, SBi316, SBi328, SBi333, SBi334, SBi343, SBi347, SBi348, SBi374, SBi376, SBi395, SBi397, SBi405, SBi407, SBi420, SBi434, SBi445, SBi446, SBi477, SBi481, SBi492, SBi497, SBi503, SBi504, SBi517, SBi524, SBi525, SBi527, SBi530, SBi581, SBi589, SBi623, SBi625, SBi627, SBi633, SBi662, SBi683, SBi687, SBi703, SBi759

RESOLUTIONS ENROLLED

March 19, 2009

SRi445, SRi446, SRi465, SRi466, SRi467, SRi468, SRi469, SRi470, SRi471, SRi472, SRi473, SRi474, SRi475, SRi476, SRi477, SRi478

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