SENATE JOURNAL

EIGHTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE — REGULAR SESSION


AUSTIN, TEXAS


PROCEEDINGS


FIFTY-EIGHTH DAY

(Thursday, May 14, 2009)

The Senate met at 11:10 a.m. pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President.

The roll was called and the following Senators were present:iiAveritt, Carona, Davis, Deuell, Duncan, Ellis, Eltife, Estes, Fraser, Gallegos, Harris, Hegar, Hinojosa, Huffman, Jackson, Lucio, Nelson, Nichols, Ogden, Patrick, Seliger, Shapiro, Shapleigh, Uresti, VanideiPutte, Watson, Wentworth, West, Whitmire, Williams, Zaffirini.

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

The Reverend Dr. Matt Hudson, First Baptist Church, Taylor, offered the invocation as follows:

Father, we thank You that You are a God at peace, whose kingdom is secure, whose job is not up for election. We thank You that You are a giving God, giving us grace in time of need. We first ask for the grace of Your presence on Representative Kuempel and his family. Affirm them with Your peace that surpasses all understanding. And now, for the tasks at hand for this 81st Legislature, I ask You would grant these men and women strength, courage, wisdom, and patience. I thank You for the problems that exceed our intellect, issues greater than our understanding, and decisions beyond our control. For in these moments, may we turn to You for wisdom, and humbly seek Your guidance. In Your name we pray. Amen.

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

The motion prevailed without objection.

CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 73

On motion of Senator Nelson, Senator Patrick will be shown as Co-author of SBi73.

CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 2214

On motion of Senator Ellis, Senator Hinojosa will be shown as Co-author of SBi2214.

CO-SPONSOR OF HOUSE BILL 461

On motion of Senator Huffman, Senator Deuell will be shown as Co-sponsor of HBi461.

CO-SPONSOR OF HOUSE BILL 1731

On motion of Senator Ogden, Senator Uresti will be shown as Co-sponsor of HBi1731.

CO-SPONSOR OF HOUSE BILL 1801

On motion of Senator Shapiro, Senator Uresti will be shown as Co-sponsor of HBi1801.

CO-SPONSOR OF HOUSE BILL 1881

On motion of Senator Estes, Senator Uresti will be shown as Co-sponsor of HBi1881.

CO-SPONSOR OF HOUSE BILL 2877

On motion of Senator Fraser, Senator Lucio will be shown as Co-sponsor of HBi2877.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

HOUSE CHAMBER

Austin, Texas

May 14, 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:

HB 103, Relating to the operation of certain health benefit plans through student health centers of certain institutions of higher education.

HB 176, Relating to the punishment for the offense of aggravated assault.

HB 184, Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston.

HB 1146, Relating to the hours worked during a week by firefighters in certain municipalities.

HB 1229, Relating to the governance and operation of appraisal districts; providing a penalty.

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HB 1277, Relating to the Texas Enterprise Fund, including the use of money from the fund, the terms of a grant agreement, and the duties of a grant recipient or entity that acquires a grant recipient.

HB 1319, Relating to an exemption for school districts from security for court costs and appeal bond.

HB 1801, Relating to exemptions from the sales tax for a limited period for certain backpacks and school supplies specified by the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement.

HB 1928, Relating to requirements for attorneys in fact under Lloyd's plans.

HB 1943, Relating to the appointment of volunteer advocates as guardians ad litem in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 2002, Relating to a right of a close relative to seek expunction of arrest records and files on behalf of a deceased person.

HB 2003, Relating to the creation of the offense of online harassment.

HB 2014, Relating to credit card marketing activities at postsecondary educational institutions.

HB 2118, Relating to the designation of May 9 as Willie Velasquez Day.

HB 2609, Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of criminal trespass.

HB 2705, Relating to the level of maintenance and landscaping required for public rights-of-way annexed by a municipality.

HB 2846, Relating to the admissibility of certain hearsay statements made by a child abuse victim.

HB 2986, Relating to the participation of certain retired employees of juvenile probation departments in the group benefits plan for state employees.

HB 3389, Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

HB 3452, Relating to creation of the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program.

HB 3551, Relating to the notice to vacate the premises in forcible entry and detainer actions.

HB 3623, Relating to covenants not to compete by physicians.

HB 3680, Relating to creating the offense of contributing to the delinquency of a child.

HB 3846, Relating to the requirement to wear safety apparel and seat belts while operating certain off-highway vehicles; changing the elements of an offense.

HB 3859, Relating to a staffing analysis of the Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System (TIERS) and benefits eligibility determination processes and to a pilot project regarding long-term services and supports provided to aged and physically disabled individuals.

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HB 4061, Relating to the consequences of an arrest for or conviction of certain intoxication offenses.

HJR 7, Proposing a constitutional amendment to require partnering with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies to establish a veterans hospital in the Rio Grande Valley region of the state.

HJR 37, Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate net revenue from the state lottery to certain public school purposes.

SB 629, Relating to the operation of certain institutions of higher education as general academic teaching institutions and to the statutory limitation imposed on certain university systems to issue revenue bonds to fund facilities at certain institutions of higher education.

SB 1005, Relating to the regulation of polygraph examiners by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and the abolition of the Polygraph Examiners Board.

(Committee Substitute)

SB 1206, Relating to the release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice of certain inmates who complete a rehabilitation program.

(Committee Substitute)

SB 1918, Relating to disclosure of certain information by a property owners' association.

SB 2225, Relating to the civil and criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct involving the transporting or transferring of a firearm and to creating the offense of firearm smuggling.

Respectfully,

/s/Robert Haney, Chief Clerk

House of Representatives

SENATE RESOLUTION 811

Senator Watson offered the following resolution:

WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to recognize Ben DeiLeon, who has been named the 2009 Big Brothers Big Sisters National Big Brother of the Year; and

WHEREAS, Ben's Little Brother is Anthony, a fifth grade student in Travis County; Anthony will attend the National Big Brothers Big Sisters Conference with Ben in June, and they will speak at the Conference Banquet and other events; and

WHEREAS, Ben De Leon is an attorney at De Leon and Washburn; he practices in general civil litigation, appellate law, insurance law, transactional law, and administrative law; he represents Spanish-speaking clients pro bono through Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas; and

WHEREAS, He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Texas at Austin in 2001 and earned his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was elected a permanent class officer by his classmates; and

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WHEREAS, Ben has served as a Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program of Central Texas since 2006 and has been a spokesperson for the organization since September of 2007; he now serves on the board of directors of the Big Society, the organization's young professionals group; and

WHEREAS, He is a leader in the Austin community and serves as a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Austin; his memberships include the Texas Exes Scholarship Selection Committee, the Texas Exes Hispanic Alumni Steering Committee, the University of Texas Law Reunion Planning Committee, and the Christian Life Commission Board of Consultants; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 81st Legislature, hereby commend Ben De Leon on his exceptional leadership and many contributions to his community and extend congratulations to him on his selection as the 2009 Big Brothers Big Sisters National Big Brother of the Year; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared in honor of Ben DeiLeon as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.

SR 811 was again read.

The resolution was previously adopted on Friday, May 1, 2009.

GUESTS PRESENTED

Senator Watson was recognized and introduced to the Senate Ben De Leon, 2009 Big Brothers Big Sisters National Big Brother of the Year, accompanied by his little brother, Anthony Saldaña.

The Senate welcomed its guests.

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 11:19ia.m. announced the conclusion of morning call.

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 2552 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Patrick and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSSBi2552 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 2552, Relating to the powers and duties of Harris County Improvement District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

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.

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COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 2552 ON THIRD READING

Senator Patrick moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSSBi2552 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

PHYSICIAN OF THE DAY

Senator Shapiro was recognized and presented Dr. Christopher Crow of Plano as the Physician of the Day.

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

BILLS SIGNED

The President announced the signing of the following enrolled bills in the presence of the Senate after the captions had been read:

SBi473, SBi481, SBi526, SBi547, SBi820, SBi858, SBi917, SBi918, SBi935, SBi1047, SBi1103, SBi1105, SBi1121, SBi1163, SBi1224, SBi1274, SBi1295, SBi1360, SBi1638, SBi1832, SBi1919, SBi2052, SBi2134, HBi608, HBi651, HBi762, HBi1067, HBi1081, HBi1465, HBi1671, HBi2527, HBi4004.

HOUSE BILL 1364 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Averitt and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration HBi1364 at this time on its second reading:

HB 1364, Relating to coverage of preexisting conditions by certain group health benefit coverage programs for active school employees.

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

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

HOUSE BILL 1364 ON THIRD READING

Senator Averitt moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that HBi1364 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

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SENATE BILL 562 WITH HOUSE AMENDMENT

Senator Jackson called SBi562 from the President's table for consideration of the House amendment to the bill.

The President laid the bill and the House amendment before the Senate.

Floor Amendment No. 1 on Third Reading

Amend SB 562 on third reading by adding the following SECTION to the bill, appropriately numbered, and renumbering the subsequent SECTIONS of the bill accordingly:

SECTIONi____.iiSection 1.111, Tax Code, is amended by adding Subsection (j) to read as follows:

(j)iiA registered senior property tax consultant or an individual exempt from registration as a property tax consultant under Section 1152.002, Occupations Code, who is designated as an agent by a property owner and files a protest with the appraisal review board on behalf of the property owner is entitled to receive all notices from the appraisal district regarding the property subject to the protest until the authority is revoked by the property owner as provided by this section.

The amendment was read.

Senator Jackson moved that the Senate do not concur in the House amendment, but that a conference committee be appointed to adjust the differences between the two Houses on the bill.

The motion prevailed without objection.

The President asked if there were any motions to instruct the conference committee on SBi562 before appointment.

There were no motions offered.

The President announced the appointment of the following conferees on the part of the Senate:iiSenators Jackson, Chair; Lucio, Duncan, Deuell, and Fraser.

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
HOUSE BILL 392 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Deuell and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSHB 392 at this time on its second reading:

CSHB 392, Relating to the availability and use of automated external defibrillators in nursing homes and related institutions.

The bill was read second time.

Senator Deuell offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 1

Amend CSHB 392 (Senate committee printing) in SECTION 1 of the bill, by striking Section 242.159(c), Health and Safety Code (page 1, lines 24 through 27), and substituting the following:

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(c)iiThe use of an automated external defibrillator must be consistent with a resident's advance directive executed or issued under Subchapter C, Chapter 166.

The amendment to CSHB 392 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.

On motion of Senator Deuell and by unanimous consent, the caption was amended to conform to the body of the bill as amended.

CSHB 392 as amended was passed to third reading by a viva voce vote.

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

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
HOUSE BILL 392 ON THIRD READING

Senator Deuell moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSHBi392 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 1720 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Uresti and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSSB 1720 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 1720, Relating to newborn screening and the creation of the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee.

The bill was read second time.

Senator Ogden offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 1

Amend CSSB 1720 by adding the following appropriately numbered SECTION to the bill and renumbering subsequent SECTIONS of the bill appropriately:

SECTIONi____.iiThis Act does not make an appropriation. A provision in this Act that creates a new governmental program, creates a new entitlement, or imposes a new duty on a governmental entity is not mandatory during a fiscal period for which the legislature has not made a specific appropriation to implement the provision.

The amendment to CSSB 1720 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:

Absent:iiWilliams.

On motion of Senator Uresti and by unanimous consent, the caption was amended to conform to the body of the bill as amended.

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CSSB 1720 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:

Absent:iiWilliams.

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 1720 ON THIRD READING

Senator Uresti moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSSBi1720 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi30, Naysi0.

Absent:iiWilliams.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi30, Naysi0. (Same as previous roll call)

SENATE BILL 2580 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Lucio and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration SBi2580 at this time on its second reading:

SB 2580, Relating to actions under the Beer Industry Fair Dealing Law.

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.

SENATE BILL 2580 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 SBi2580 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 2550 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Hinojosa and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSSBi2550 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 2550, Relating to the creation of the Padre Island Gateway Municipal Management District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

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.

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COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 2550 ON THIRD READING

Senator Hinojosa moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSSBi2550 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

HOUSE BILL 2314 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Ogden and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration HBi2314 at this time on its second reading:

HB 2314, Relating to the designation of the Texas Department of Transportation as the contracting agent for certain airports.

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

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

HOUSE BILL 2314 ON THIRD READING

Senator Ogden moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that HBi2314 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

HOUSE BILL 1918 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Estes and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration HBi1918 at this time on its second reading:

HB 1918, Relating to changing the name of the Office of Rural Community Affairs to the Texas Department of Rural Affairs.

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

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

HOUSE BILL 1918 ON THIRD READING

Senator Estes moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that HBi1918 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

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HOUSE BILL 406 ON SECOND READING

Senator Carona moved to suspend the regular order of business to take up for consideration HBi406 at this time on its second reading:

HB 406, Relating to the disposition of excess proceeds of a tax sale of real property or foreclosure of a tax lien on real property.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Patrick 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 third reading by a viva voce vote.

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

Nays:iiPatrick.

HOUSE BILL 406 ON THIRD READING

Senator Carona moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that HBi406 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi30, Naysi1.

Nays:iiPatrick.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi30, Naysi1. (Same as previous roll call)

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
HOUSE BILL 1342 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Harris and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSHB 1342 at this time on its second reading:

CSHB 1342, Relating to adoption of certain information technology.

The bill was read second time.

Senator Harris offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 1

Amend CSHB 1342 (Senate committee report) as follows:

(1)iiIn SECTION 1 of the bill, in added Chapter 1661, Insurance Code (page 2, between lines 48 and 49), insert the following:

Sec.i1661.0055.iiUSE OF TECHNOLOGY: WAIVER. (a) Notwithstanding Section 1661.004, physicians or health care providers with fewer than five full-time-equivalent employees are not required to use information technology as required under this chapter.

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(b)iiA health benefit plan issuer may not require, through contract or otherwise, physicians or health care providers with fewer than five full-time-equivalent employees to use information technology as required under this chapter.

(c)iiA contract between the issuer of a health benefit plan and a physician or health care provider must provide for a waiver of any requirement for the use of information technology as established or required under this chapter.

(d)iiThe commissioner shall establish the circumstances under which the requirements of this chapter do not apply to a physician or health care provider including:

(1)iiundue hardship, including fiscal or operational hardship; or

(2)iiany other special circumstance that would justify an exclusion.

(e)iiThe commissioner shall establish circumstances under which a waiver under Subsection (c) is required, including:

(1)iiundue hardship, including fiscal or operational hardship; or

(2)iiany other special circumstance that would justify a waiver.

(f)iiAny physician or health care provider that is denied a waiver by a health benefit plan issuer may appeal the denial to the commissioner. The commissioner shall determine whether a waiver must be granted.

(g)iiA health benefit plan issuer may not refuse to contract or renew a contract with a physician or health care provider based in whole or in part on the physician or provider requesting or receiving a waiver or appealing a waiver determination. A health benefit plan issuer may not refuse to contract or renew a contract with a physician or health care provider based in whole or in part on the physician or provider meeting the exemptions contained in Subsections (a) and (b).

(h)iiA waiver approved under this section expires September 1, 2013.

(2)iiIn SECTION 1 of the bill, in added Section 1661.008, Insurance Code (page 3, between lines 6 and 7), insert

"(e)iiA waiver approved under this section expires September 1, 2013."

The amendment to CSHB 1342 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.

On motion of Senator Harris and by unanimous consent, the caption was amended to conform to the body of the bill as amended.

CSHB 1342 as amended was passed to third reading by a viva voce vote.

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

(Senator Eltife in Chair)

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
HOUSE BILL 1342 ON THIRD READING

Senator Harris moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSHBi1342 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

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The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT

Senator Harris submitted the following statement of legislative intent for CSHBi1342:

Senator Duncan:iiIn order to establish legislative intent, I assume that the covered benefits would still be subject to member eligibility and policy limitations and exclusions, including limitations related to preexisting conditions?

Senator Harris:iiYes.

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
HOUSE BILL 1998 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Gallegos and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSHBi1998 at this time on its second reading:

CSHB 1998, Relating to temporary housing and emergency shelters provided by a political subdivision for disaster victims.

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

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

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
HOUSE BILL 1998 ON THIRD READING

Senator Gallegos moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSHBi1998 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 1886 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Ellis and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSSBi1886 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 1886, Relating to diagnostic testing of pregnant women and certain newborns.

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.

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COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 1886 ON THIRD READING

Senator Ellis moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSSBi1886 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

HOUSE BILL 492 ON SECOND READING

The Presiding Officer, Senator Eltife in Chair, laid before the Senate HBi492 by Senator Deuell on its second reading. The bill had been read second time, an amendment offered, and further consideration postponed to a time certain of 11:00ia.m. today:

HB 492, Relating to the expansion of faith- and community-based health and human services and social services initiatives.

QuestioniiShall Floor Amendment No.i1 be adopted?

Senator Deuell withdrew Floor Amendment No.i1.

Senator Deuell offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 2

Amend HB 492 (Senate committee printing) as follows:

(1)iiIn SECTION 1 of the bill, at the end of added Section 535.104(a)(6), Government Code (page 4, line 8), insert "and".

(2)iiIn SECTION 1 of the bill, strike added Section 535.104(a)(8), Government Code (page 4, lines 16 through 26).

The amendment to HB 492 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.i2.

Senator Ogden offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 3

Amend HB 492 by adding the following appropriately numbered SECTION to the bill and renumbering subsequent SECTIONS of the bill appropriately:

SECTIONi____.iiThis Act does not make an appropriation. A provision in this Act that creates a new governmental program, creates a new entitlement, or imposes a new duty on a governmental entity is not mandatory during a fiscal period for which the legislature has not made a specific appropriation to implement the provision.

The amendment to HB 492 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.i3.

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On motion of Senator Deuell and by unanimous consent, the caption was amended to conform to the body of the bill as amended.

HB 492 as amended was passed to third reading by a viva voce vote.

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

HOUSE BILL 492 ON THIRD READING

Senator Deuell moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that HBi492 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

HOUSE BILL 2219 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Williams and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration HBi2219 at this time on its second reading:

HB 2219, Relating to the public transportation advisory committee.

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

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

HOUSE BILL 2219 ON THIRD READING

Senator Williams moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that HBi2219 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 1193 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Wentworth and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSSB 1193 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 1193, Relating to the maintenance and service of certain medical devices in health care facilities; providing a criminal penalty.

The bill was read second time.

Senator Wentworth offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 1

Amend CSSB 1193 (Senate committee printing) by striking all below the enacting clause and substituting the following:

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SECTIONi1.iiSection 431.002(13), Health and Safety Code, is amended to read as follows:

(13)ii"Device," except when used in Sections 431.003, 431.021(l), 431.0215, 431.082(g), 431.112(c), and 431.142(c), means an instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar or related article, including any component, part, or accessory, that is:

(A)iirecognized in the official United States Pharmacopoeia National Formulary or any supplement to it;

(B)iiintended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals; or

(C)iiintended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals and that does not achieve any of its principal intended purposes through chemical action within or on the body of man or other animals and is not dependent on metabolization for the achievement of any of its principal intended purposes.

SECTIONi2.iiSubchapter B, Chapter 431, Health and Safety Code, is amended by adding Section 431.0215 to read as follows:

Sec.i431.0215.iiADDITIONAL PROHIBITED ACTS; CRIMINAL PENALTY. (a) In this section:

(1)ii"Electronic direct care medical device" means a device used in the treatment, monitoring, or diagnosis of a patient.

(2)ii"Facility" means an ambulatory surgical center, physician's office, or medical clinic, other than a medical clinic owned or operated by a hospital, that is authorized under the laws of this state to provide health care in this state.

(b)iiExcept as provided by Subsection (c), a person may not calibrate, repair, or perform preventive maintenance on or otherwise service an electronic direct care medical device in a facility unless the person:

(1)iiholds at least an associate of applied science degree issued by an accredited college or university in engineering as a biomedical equipment technician or medical imaging specialist or holds a similar degree focused on the service, maintenance, or service and maintenance of medical devices;

(2)iiholds satisfactory evidence of completion of a program of service or maintenance of medical devices issued by the United States military;

(3)iifor at least two of the preceding four years has been actively engaged in and holds documented evidence of proficient performance of electronic direct care medical device service or maintenance apprenticeship or training, including experience under Subdivision (4);

(4)iiholds at least an associate's degree in an electronics field or an information management field from an accredited college, university, or vocational school, or is actively pursuing such a degree or pursuing an associate's degree described in Subdivision (1), and is servicing or maintaining electronic direct care medical devices under the supervision of an individual who meets the requirements of Subdivision (1) or (2);

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(5)iiholds satisfactory evidence of successful completion of service or maintenance training from an electronic direct care medical device manufacturer or designated trainer, provided the person only provides service or maintenance for devices made by that manufacturer and specifically covered by the training; or

(6)iiholds a certification issued by the International Certification Commission as a certified biomedical equipment technician, certified laboratory equipment specialist, or certified radiology equipment specialist, provided the person only provides service or maintenance for the type of electronic direct care medical devices covered by the certification.

(c)iiSubsection (b) does not apply to:

(1)iithe calibration, repair, maintenance, or service of a class II or class III medical device that is used only for teaching and research purposes;

(2)iiin-service or software upgrades of a medical device performed by an employee or authorized sales representative of a medical device manufacturer; or

(3)iiroutine evaluations specified by the medical device manufacturer performed by the owner or person designated by the owner of the medical device.

(d)iiA person commits an offense if the person violates Subsection (b). An offense under this subsection is a Class C misdemeanor.

SECTIONi3.ii(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b) of this section, this Act takes effect September 1, 2010.

(b)iiSection 431.0215(d), Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, takes effect September 1, 2011.

The amendment to CSSB 1193 was read.

Senator Seliger offered the following amendment to Floor Amendment No. 1:

Floor Amendment No. 2

Amend Floor Amendment No. 1 by Wentworth to CSSB 1193, in SECTION 2 of the amendment, in added Section 431.0215(a)(2), Health and Safety Code (page 2, line 1), by striking "than a" and substituting "than an ambulatory surgical center, physician's office, or".

The amendment to Floor Amendment No.i1 to CSSB 1193 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.

Question recurring on the adoption of Floor Amendment No.i1 to CSSBi1193, the amendment as amended was adopted by a viva voce vote.

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

On motion of Senator Wentworth and by unanimous consent, the caption was amended to conform to the body of the bill as amended.

CSSB 1193 as amended was passed to engrossment by a viva voce vote.

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

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SENATE BILL 2573 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Ogden and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration SB 2573 at this time on its second reading:

SB 2573, Relating to annual reports by certain agencies conducting, funding, or supporting biomedical research.

The bill was read second time.

Senator Watson offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 1

Amend SB 2573 (Senate committee printing) as follows:

(1)iiOn page 1, line 25, in added Subsection (a), Section 172.002, between "involves" and "stem", insert "human".

(2)iiOn page 1, line 28, in added Subsection (b), Section 172.002, between "involves" and "stem", insert "human".

(3)iiOn page 1, lines 32 and 33, strike added Subsection (b)(1)(A), Section 172.002, and substitute "(A)iihuman stem cells; and".

(4)iiOn page 1, line 36, in added Subsection (b)(2), Section 172.002, between "the" and "stem", insert "human".

(5)iiOn page 1, line 38, in added Subsection (b)(3), Section 172.002, strike "money" and substitute "and federal money, private grants, and other funding".

(6)iiOn page 1, line 42, in added Subsection (b)(5), Section 172.002, between "the" and "progress", insert "goals,".

(7)iiOn page 1, between lines 42 and 43, add a new Subsection (c) to read as follows:

(c)iiAn agency shall not include in the report:

(1)iiinformation that the agency is not required to publicly disclose under Chapter 552, Government Code; or

(2)iithe name, address, or other personal identifying information of an individual conducting or otherwise participating in research that is the subject of the report.

The amendment to SB 2573 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.

On motion of Senator Ogden and by unanimous consent, the caption was amended to conform to the body of the bill as amended.

SB 2573 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 2573 ON THIRD READING

Senator Ogden moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that SBi2573 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

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The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

SENATE BILL 2406 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Zaffirini and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration SBi2406 at this time on its second reading:

SB 2406, Relating to additional compensation for certain state employees.

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.

SENATE BILL 2406 ON THIRD READING

Senator Zaffirini moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that SBi2406 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

HOUSE BILL 2440 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Williams and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration HBi2440 at this time on its second reading:

HB 2440, Relating to scholarships for fifth-year accounting students.

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

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

HOUSE BILL 2440 ON THIRD READING

Senator Williams moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that HBi2440 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
HOUSE BILL 1468 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Deuell and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSHB 1468 at this time on its second reading:

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CSHB 1468, Relating to the regulation of funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematories; providing penalties.

The bill was read second time.

Senator Carona offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 1

Amend CSHB 1468 (Senate committee printing) by adding the following appropriately numbered section and renumbering the sections of the bill accordingly:

SECTIONi___.iiSubtitle B, Title 8, Health and Safety Code, is amended by adding Chapter 695 to read as follows:

CHAPTER 695. IN-CASKET IDENTIFICATION

Sec.i695.001.iiDEFINITIONS. In this chapter:

(1)ii"Casket" means a container used to hold the remains of a deceased person.

(2)ii"Commission" means the Texas Funeral Service Commission.

Sec.i695.002.iiIDENTIFICATION OF DECEASED PERSON. The commission shall ensure a casket contains identification of the deceased person, including the person's name, date of birth, and date of death.

Sec.i695.003.iiRULES. The commission may adopt rules to enforce this chapter.

The amendment to CSHB 1468 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.

On motion of Senator Deuell and by unanimous consent, the caption was amended to conform to the body of the bill as amended.

CSHB 1468 as amended was passed to third reading by a viva voce vote.

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

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
HOUSE BILL 1468 ON THIRD READING

Senator Deuell moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSHBi1468 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

SENATE BILL 1210 ON SECOND READING

Senator Fraser moved to suspend the regular order of business to take up for consideration SBi1210 at this time on its second reading:

SB 1210, Relating to a water rights permit issued to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority.

The motion prevailed.

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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:iiZaffirini.

SENATE BILL 1210 ON THIRD READING

Senator Fraser moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that SBi1210 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi30, Naysi1.

Nays:iiZaffirini.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi30, Naysi1. (Same as previous roll call)

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 1824 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Lucio and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSSB 1824 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 1824, Relating to the Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs.

The bill was read second time.

Senator Lucio offered the following amendment to the bill:

Floor Amendment No. 1

Amend CSSB 1824 (Senate committee printing) in SECTION 1 of the bill, in added Chapter 115, Health and Safety Code, after added Section 115.011, Health and Safety Code (page 4, between lines 8 and 9), by inserting the following:

Sec.i115.012.iiSUNSET PROVISION.iiThe Interagency Task Force on Children With Special Needs is subject to Chapter 325, Government Code (Texas Sunset Act). Unless continued in existence as provided by that chapter, the task force is abolished and this subchapter expires September 1, 2015.

The amendment to CSSB 1824 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.

On motion of Senator Lucio and by unanimous consent, the caption was amended to conform to the body of the bill as amended.

CSSB 1824 as amended was passed to engrossment by a viva voce vote.

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

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COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 1824 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 CSSBi1824 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 1193 ON THIRD READING

Senator Wentworth moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSSBi1193 be placed on its third reading and final passage:

CSSBi1193, Relating to the maintenance and service of certain medical devices in health care facilities; providing a criminal penalty.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

SENATE BILL 2126 WITH HOUSE AMENDMENT

Senator Estes called SBi2126 from the President's table for consideration of the House amendment to the bill.

The Presiding Officer, Senator Eltife in Chair, laid the bill and the House amendment before the Senate.

Floor Amendment No. 1

Amend SB 2126 (House committee printing) in SECTION 1 of the bill by striking lines 6 through 13, and substituting:

SECTIONi1.iiSection 13.503, Water Code, is amended by amending Subsections (c) and (d) and adding Subsection (c-1) to read as follows:

(c)iiExcept as provided by Subsection (c-1), in [In] addition to the charges permitted under Subsection (b), the rules shall authorize the owner or manager of a manufactured home rental community or apartment house [owner or manager] to impose a service charge of not more than nine percent of the costs related to submetering allocated to each submetered rental or dwelling unit.

(c-1)iiThe rules may not authorize the owner or manager of an apartment house to impose a service charge under Subsection (c) on a resident who:

(1)iiresides in a unit of an apartment house that has received an allocation of low income housing tax credits under Subchapter DD, Chapter 2306, Government Code; or

(2)iireceives tenant-based voucher assistance under Section 8, United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. Section 1437f).

The amendment was read.

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Senator Estes moved to concur in the House amendment to SBi2126.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi30, Naysi1.

Nays:iiZaffirini.

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 2350 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Ogden and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration CSSBi2350 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 2350, Relating to the payment and distribution of consumer assistance funds in an action by the attorney general.

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.

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 1028 ON SECOND READING

Senator Watson moved to suspend the regular order of business to take up for consideration CSSBi1028 at this time on its second reading:

CSSB 1028, Relating to the offense of operating or riding in a passenger vehicle while not secured by a safety belt.

The motion prevailed.

Senators Eltife, Fraser, Harris, Jackson, Patrick, and Williams 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 the following vote:iiYeasi25, Naysi6.

Yeas:iiAveritt, Carona, Davis, Deuell, Duncan, Ellis, Estes, Gallegos, Hegar, Hinojosa, Huffman, Lucio, Nelson, Nichols, Ogden, Seliger, Shapiro, Shapleigh, Uresti, Van de Putte, Watson, Wentworth, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

Nays:iiEltife, Fraser, Harris, Jackson, Patrick, Williams.

COMMITTEEiiSUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL 1028 ON THIRD READING

Senator Watson moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that CSSBi1028 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi25, Naysi6.

Yeas:iiAveritt, Carona, Davis, Deuell, Duncan, Ellis, Estes, Gallegos, Hegar, Hinojosa, Huffman, Lucio, Nelson, Nichols, Ogden, Seliger, Shapiro, Shapleigh, Uresti, Van de Putte, Watson, Wentworth, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

Nays:iiEltife, Fraser, Harris, Jackson, Patrick, Williams.

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The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi25, Naysi6. (Same as previous roll call)

HOUSE BILL 2055 ON SECOND READING

On motion of Senator Zaffirini and by unanimous consent, the regular order of business was suspended to take up for consideration HBi2055 at this time on its second reading:

HB 2055, Relating to the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force.

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

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

HOUSE BILL 2055 ON THIRD READING

Senator Zaffirini moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that HBi2055 be placed on its third reading and final passage.

The motion prevailed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

The bill was read third time and was passed by the following vote:iiYeasi31, Naysi0.

SENATE BILL 58 WITH HOUSE AMENDMENT

Senator Zaffirini called SBi58 from the President's table for consideration of the House amendment to the bill.

The Presiding Officer, Senator Eltife in Chair, laid the bill and the House amendment before the Senate.

Floor Amendment No.i1

Amend SBi58 (House committee printing) in SECTION 1 of the bill, in amended Section 58.403, Family Code (page 2, between lines 5 and 6), by inserting:

(d)iiIf the executive director of the Department of Information Resources approves in writing an interlocal contract adopted under Subsection (a), the system created, operated, or maintained under that contract is not subject to rules adopted under, or the requirements of, Chapter 2054, Government Code.

The amendment was read.

Senator Zaffirini moved that the Senate do not concur in the House amendment, but that a conference committee be appointed to adjust the differences between the two Houses on the bill.

The motion prevailed without objection.

The Presiding Officer asked if there were any motions to instruct the conference committee on SBi58 before appointment.

There were no motions offered.

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The Presiding Officer announced the appointment of the following conferees on the part of the Senate:iiSenators Zaffirini, Chair; Watson, Hinojosa, Carona, and Wentworth.

SENATE BILL 2306 WITH HOUSE AMENDMENT

Senator Williams called SBi2306 from the President's table for consideration of the House amendment to the bill.

The Presiding Officer laid the bill and the House amendment before the Senate.

Floor Amendment No.i1

Amend SB 2306 by adding a new SECTION 2, to read:

Sectioni13.145(a), Water Code, is amended to read as follows:

(a)iiA utility may consolidate more than one system under a single tariff only if:

(1)iithe regulatory authority finds that at the time the utility applies for a uniform tariff, all of the systems under the tariff are substantially similar in terms of facilities, quality of service, and cost of service; and

(2)iithe tariff provides for rates that promote water conservation for single-family residences and landscape irrigation.

Add SECTION 3 to the bill to read:

SECTIONi3.iiThe changes in law made by this Act apply only to applications for a uniform tariff filed on or after the effective date of this Act. An application filed before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect on the date the application is filed, and that law is continued in effect for this purpose.

Renumber SECTION 2 of SB 2306 to SECTION 4.

The amendment was read.

Senator Williams moved that the Senate do not concur in the House amendment, but that a conference committee be appointed to adjust the differences between the two Houses on the bill.

The motion prevailed without objection.

The Presiding Officer asked if there were any motions to instruct the conference committee on SBi2306 before appointment.

There were no motions offered.

The Presiding Officer announced the appointment of the following conferees on the part of the Senate:iiSenators Williams, Chair; Averitt, Davis, Eltife, and Hinojosa.

(President in Chair)

SENATE BILL ON FIRST READING

The following bill was introduced, read first time, and referred to the committee indicated:

SB 2586 by Uresti

Relating to the creation of the Lajitas Utility District No. 1 of Brewster County; providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

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HOUSE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ON FIRST READING

The following bills and resolutions received from the House were read first time and referred to the committees indicated:

HB 119 to Committee on Jurisprudence.

HB 121 to Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

HB 150 to Committee on Finance.

HB 229 to Committee on Natural Resources.

HB 230 to Committee on Business and Commerce.

HB 240 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 258 to Committee on State Affairs.

HB 269 to Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations.

HB 315 to Committee on Education.

HB 397 to Committee on Jurisprudence.

HB 544 to Committee on State Affairs.

HB 563 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 585 to Committee on Jurisprudence.

HB 587 to Committee on Jurisprudence.

HB 640 to Committee on Criminal Justice.

HB 746 to Committee on Higher Education.

HB 781 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 805 to Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

HB 1052 to Committee on Economic Development.

HB 1117 to Committee on State Affairs.

HB 1182 to Committee on Business and Commerce.

HB 1193 to Committee on State Affairs.

HB 1218 to Committee on Health and Human Services.

HB 1259 to Committee on State Affairs.

HB 1275 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 1375 to Committee on Education.

HB 1448 to Committee on State Affairs.

HB 1470 to Committee on Education.

HB 1597 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 1600 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 1601 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 1654 to Committee on State Affairs.

HB 1779 to Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

HB 1872 to Committee on Jurisprudence.

HB 2057 to Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

HB 2153 to Committee on Criminal Justice.

HB 2181 to Committee on State Affairs.

HB 2248 to Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

HB 2284 to Committee on Finance.

HB 2346 to Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

HB 2348 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 2368 to Committee on Jurisprudence.

HB 2425 to Committee on Higher Education.

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HB 2524 to Committee on State Affairs.

HB 2585 to Committee on Health and Human Services.

HB 2654 to Committee on Finance.

HB 2703 to Committee on Education.

HB 2732 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 2740 to Committee on Health and Human Services.

HB 2767 to Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

HB 2941 to Committee on Finance.

HB 3044 to Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

HB 3075 to Committee on Jurisprudence.

HB 3085 to Committee on Jurisprudence.

HB 3173 to Committee on Education.

HB 3215 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 3220 to Committee on Education.

HB 3221 to Committee on Business and Commerce.

HB 3224 to Committee on Criminal Justice.

HB 3417 to Committee on Criminal Justice.

HB 3425 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 3485 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 3628 to Committee on Business and Commerce.

HB 3646 to Committee on Education.

HB 3653 to Committee on Criminal Justice.

HB 3666 to Committee on Jurisprudence.

HB 3691 to Committee on State Affairs.

HB 3708 to Committee on Jurisprudence.

HB 3768 to Committee on Jurisprudence.

HB 3896 to Committee on Administration.

HB 3907 to Committee on Criminal Justice.

HB 3989 to Committee on Natural Resources.

HB 4067 to Committee on International Relations and Trade.

HB 4128 to Committee on Administration.

HB 4186 to Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

HB 4189 to Committee on Higher Education.

HB 4193 to Committee on State Affairs.

HB 4229 to Committee on Finance.

HB 4230 to Committee on Finance.

HB 4295 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 4426 to Committee on Jurisprudence.

HB 4433 to Committee on Finance.

HB 4440 to Committee on State Affairs.

HB 4456 to Committee on Criminal Justice.

HB 4493 to Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

HB 4533 to Committee on State Affairs.

HB 4542 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 4594 to Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.

HB 4722 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

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HB 4745 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 4757 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 4773 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 4774 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 4781 to Committee on International Relations and Trade.

HB 4784 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 4790 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 4795 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 4802 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HB 4810 to Committee on Natural Resources.

HB 4811 to Committee on Natural Resources.

HB 4825 to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

HCR 152 to Committee on Administration.

HCR 161 to Committee on Jurisprudence.

PERMISSION TO INTRODUCE BILL AND RESOLUTION

On motion of Senator Averitt and by unanimous consent, Senate Rule 7.07(b) was suspended to permit the introduction of the following bill and resolution:iiSBi2587, SCRi73.

SENATE BILL AND RESOLUTION ON FIRST READING

The following bill and resolution were introduced, read first time, and referred to the committees indicated:

SB 2587 by Estes

Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity from certain suits by certain municipalities.

To Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

SCR 73 by Averitt

Memorializing the U.S. Congress to maintain the Federal Family Education Loan Program.

To Committee on Higher Education.

SENATE RULE 11.10(a) SUSPENDED

(Public Notice of Committee Meetings)

On motion of Senator VanideiPutte and by unanimous consent, Senate Rule 11.10(a) was suspended in order that the Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations might meet today.

SENATE RULE 11.10(a) SUSPENDED

(Public Notice of Committee Meetings)

On motion of Senator Wentworth and by unanimous consent, Senate Rule 11.10(a) was suspended in order that the Committee on Jurisprudence might meet today.

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SENATE RULES SUSPENDED

(Posting Rules)

On motion of Senator Fraser and by unanimous consent, Senate Rule 11.10(a) and Senate Rule 11.18(a) were suspended in order that the Committee on Business and Commerce might meet and consider SBi2238 today.

SENATE RULE 11.10(a) SUSPENDED

(Public Notice of Committee Meetings)

On motion of Senator Averitt and by unanimous consent, Senate Rule 11.10(a) was suspended in order that the Committee on Natural Resources might meet today.

RESOLUTIONS OF RECOGNITION

The following resolutions were adopted by the Senate:

Memorial Resolutions

SRi912iby Watson,iIn memory of Cohnway Matthew Johnson of Rockdale.

SRi913iby Watson,iIn memory of Raymond De La Cruz of Austin.

SRi916iby Hinojosa,iIn memory of Billie Allyn Hamrick of Corpus Christi.

Congratulatory Resolutions

SRi801iby Van de Putte,iRecognizing The University of Texas at San Antonio on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.

SRi911iby Estes,iRecognizing Chrystelle and Philip Logan Stephenson on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.

SRi914iby Watson,iRecognizing Saint Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Austin on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.

SRi915iby Watson,iCongratulating Patrick Patterson for being named the 2009 Austin Independent School District Principal of the Year for Secondary Schools by Partners in Education.

SRi917iby Seliger,iRecognizing Zachary Thomas Page for his work in the office of Senator Kel Seliger.

SRi918iby Seliger,iRecognizing Jonathan Dumire for his work in the office of Senator Kel Seliger.

SRi919iby Seliger,iRecognizing Kristilyn N. Rehmann for her work in the office of Senator Kel Seliger.

SRi920iby Seliger,iRecognizing Edward "Trey" Owens III for his work in the office of Senator Kel Seliger.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Whitmire, the Senate at 2:03ip.m. adjourned until 9:30ia.m. tomorrow.

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COMMITTEE REPORTS

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

May 14, 2009

HIGHER EDUCATION — HBi3340

TRANSPORTATION AND HOMELAND SECURITY — SBi2584

STATE AFFAIRS — CSSBi2571, CSHBi407, CSHBi2401, CSHBi3347, CSHBi4290, CSHBi1294

CRIMINAL JUSTICE — HBi94, HBi405, HBi549, HBi558, HBi1060, HBi1721, HBi1728, HBi2068, HBi2168, HBi2289

TRANSPORTATION AND HOMELAND SECURITY — CSSBi1822, CSSBi2060, HBi2640i(Amended), SBi1263

STATE AFFAIRS — CSHJRi29, CSHBi1293, CSHBi1919, CSHBi783, CSHBi2283, CSHBi3113

NATURAL RESOURCES — CSHBi3435

BUSINESS AND COMMERCE — HBi1084, HBi1109, HBi1513, HBi2353, HBi4359, HBi4498

GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION — CSHBi2447

CRIMINAL JUSTICE — CSHBi1985, CSHBi2066, CSHBi2100

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND TRADE — HBi4353, HBi1324, HBi4607, HBi1579, HCRi79

BUSINESS AND COMMERCE — CSSBi2342

HIGHER EDUCATION — CSSBi1603, CSSBi1561

CRIMINAL JUSTICE — CSHBi2580

STATE AFFAIRS — CSHBi2751

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES — HBi1031, CSHBi4642, CSHBi4127, CSHBi2972, HBi3137, HBi3012, HBi2963, HBi1966, CSHBi1362

JURISPRUDENCE — SCRi72, HBi144, HBi655, HBi669, HBi1460, HBi1551, HBi1682, HBi1688, HBi1925, HBi2804, HBi2813, HBi3246, HBi3468, HBi3554, HBi4718

BUSINESS AND COMMERCE — CSHBi3129, CSHBi1161, CSSBi2578

HIGHER EDUCATION — CSSBi1342, CSHBi4149

ADMINISTRATION — CSSBi2277

STATE AFFAIRS — CSSBi1164

2394 81st Legislature — Regular Session 58th Day


BILLS ENGROSSED

May 13, 2009

SBi763, SBi1317, SBi1587, SBi2209, SBi2442, SBi2469, SBi2558, SBi2563, SBi2567

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS ENROLLED

May 13, 2009

SBi473, SBi481, SBi526, SBi547, SBi820, SBi858, SBi917, SBi918, SBi935, SBi1047, SBi1103, SBi1105, SBi1121, SBi1163, SBi1224, SBi1274, SBi1295, SBi1360, SBi1638, SBi1832, SBi1919, SBi2052, SBi2134, SRi800, SRi900, SRi901, SRi902, SRi903, SRi904, SRi905, SRi906, SRi907

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

May 13, 2009

SBi187, SBi347, SBi778, SCRi55, SCRi61, SCRi66

SENT TO GOVERNOR

May 14, 2009

SBi473, SBi481, SBi526, SBi547, SBi820, SBi858, SBi917, SBi918, SBi935, SBi1047, SBi1103, SBi1105, SBi1121, SBi1163, SBi1224, SBi1274, SBi1295, SBi1360, SBi1638, SBi1832, SBi1919, SBi2052, SBi2134

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