SB 341 – Uresti/Menendez – relating to the appointment of a conservator for and authorizing the dissolution of the Bexar Metropolitan Water District was passed to third reading in the House with 10 adopted floor amendments and with 102 ayes and 29 nays on May 21.
HJR 109 – Orr/Ogden – proposing a constitutional amendment to clarify references to the permanent school fund and to allow the General Land Office to distribute revenue derived from permanent school fund land or properties to the available school fund passed the Senate on May 21 as substituted with 31 ayes and zero nays.
HB 1951 – Larry Taylor/Hegar – relating to the continuation and operation of the Texas Department of Insurance and the operation of certain insurance programs passed the Senate as substituted and amended on May 20 with 30 ayes and zero nays.
HB 2118 – Coleman/Estes – relating to adding certain synthetic compounds, “bath salts,” to Penalty Group 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act passed the Senate on May 21 with 31 ayes and zero nays.
HB 1137 – Darby/Estes – relating to the transmission of records regarding over-the-counter sales of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and norpseudoephedrine and a person’s civil liability for certain acts arising from the sale of those products passed the Senate on May 21 with 31 ayes and zero nays.
HB 2499 – Cook/Nichols – relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Information Resources passed the Senate as substituted and amended on May 19 with 31 ayes and zero nays.
HCR 18 – Creighton/Shapiro – affirming that the 82nd Legislature of the State of Texas urge the Congress of the United States to propose and submit to the states an amendment to the United States Constitution providing for a federal balanced budget, passed the Senate on May 19 with 29 ayes and 2 nays. HCR 18 is the vehicle for the federal balanced budget amendment that was declared an emergency item by the Governor for the 82nd Legislative Session earlier this year.
SB 660 – Hinojosa/Ritter – relating to the review and functions of the Texas Water Development Board, including the functions of the board in connection with the process for establishing and appealing desired future conditions in a groundwater area passed the House as substituted and amended on May 20 with 143 ayes and 4 nays.
SB 510 – Van de Putte/Gutierrez – relating to a voluntary statewide diabetes mellitus registry passed the House on May 19 with 148 ayes and zero nays.