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					Monday, March 8, 1999             SENATE JOURNAL                                  437



        TWENTY- EIGHTH DAY
                          MONDAY, MARCH 8, 1999



                                PROCEEDINGS

    The Senate met at 1:30 p.m. pursuant to adjournment and was called to order
by the President.
    The roll was called and the following Senators were present: Armbrister,
Barrientos, Bernsen, Bivins, Brown, Cain, Carona, Duncan, Ellis, Fraser, Gallegos,
Harris, Haywood, Jackson, Lindsay, Lucio, Luna, Madla, Moncrief, Nelson, Nixon,
Ogden, Ratliff, Shapiro, Shapleigh, Sibley, Truan, Wentworth, West, Whitmire,
Zaffirini.
    The President announced that a quorum of the Senate was present.
   The Reverend Samuel David Zumwalt, Saint Martin's Evangelical Lutheran
Church, Austin, offered the invocation as follows:
        Blessed are You, O Lord our God, king of the universe. All things are
    Yours. All people are precious to You, and they and we are Yours.
        Remind us, we pray, that You do not need us to mutter pious inanities.
    Remind us, we pray, that You do not need us to justify our unwillingness to
    do the next right thing. Remind us, we pray, that You do not need our less
    than enlightened self-interest.
        You have told us, O God, what You desire—that we do justice, and love
    kindness, and walk humbly with our God.
        Show each of us this day what it means to make our lives fit those
    words. Amen.
    On motion of Senator Truan and by unanimous consent, the reading of the
Journal of the proceedings of Thursday, March 4, 1999, was dispensed with and
the Journal was approved.
                     CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 22
    On motion of Senator Nelson and by unanimous consent, Senator Lindsay will
be shown as Co-author of SB 22.
                     CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 23
    On motion of Senator Nelson and by unanimous consent, Senator Lindsay will
be shown as Co-author of SB 23.
                     CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 24
    On motion of Senator Nelson and by unanimous consent, Senator Lindsay will
be shown as Co-author of SB 24.
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                    CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 50
    On motion of Senator Nelson and by unanimous consent, Senator Lindsay will
be shown as Co-author of SB 50.
                    CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 58
     On motion of Senator Haywood and by unanimous consent, Senator Gallegos
will be shown as Co-author of SB 58.
                   CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 461
    On motion of Senator Nelson and by unanimous consent, Senator Lindsay will
be shown as Co-author of SB 461.
                   CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 588
    On motion of Senator Nelson and by unanimous consent, Senator Lindsay will
be shown as Co-author of SB 588.
                   CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 647
     On motion of Senator Wentworth and by unanimous consent, Senator Duncan
will be shown as Co-author of SB 647.
                   CO-AUTHOR OF SENATE BILL 710
     On motion of Senator Wentworth and by unanimous consent, Senator Lindsay
will be shown as Co-author of SB 710.
                   CO-AUTHORS OF SENATE BILL 786
    On motion of Senator Harris and by unanimous consent, Senators Carona,
Ellis, Lindsay, Nelson, Ratliff, and Zaffirini will be shown as Co-authors
of SB 786.
                          CAPITOL PHYSICIANS
    Senator Luna was recognized and presented Drs. James Martin and Amy Offutt
of San Antonio as the "Doctors for the Day."
     The Senate welcomed Dr. Martin and Dr. Offutt and thanked them for their
participation in the "Capitol Physician" program sponsored by the Texas Academy
of Family Physicians.
                      MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE
                             HOUSE CHAMBER
                               Austin, Texas
                               March 8, 1999
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:
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THE HOUSE HAS PASSED THE FOLLOWING MEASURES:
HCR 65, Designating Lubbock and West Texas as the "Music Crossroads of
Texas".
HCR 90, Declaring March Collegiate Service Month in Texas.
HCR 116, Honoring Brigadier General Wayne D. Marty on his birthday.
                                                       Respectfully,
                                                       /s/Sharon Carter, Chief Clerk
                                                       House of Representatives
                           SENATE RESOLUTION 220
    Senator Nixon offered the following resolution:
     WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is proud to join the citizens
of Jasper, Texas, in a joyous celebration of Jasper Day at the State Capitol on
March 8, 1999; and
     WHEREAS, The original settlement of Jasper began in 1824 when John Bevil
established his homestead on the present site of the city, and growth of the settlement
continued until Bevil had become home to 30 families by 1830; and
     WHEREAS, The General Council of the area changed the name of Bevil to Jasper
in December, 1835, in honor of Sergeant William Jasper, an American Revolutionary
hero; the site of John Bevil's home became the county seat when Jasper County was
created March 17 of the next year as one of the original counties of the Republic of
Texas and remains the county seat today, almost 163 years later; and
     WHEREAS, Jasper is located in far East Texas on Sandy Creek and is blessed with
the natural beauty of Angelina National Forest and the nearby lakes, B. A. Steinhagen,
Sam Rayburn, and Toledo Bend, all of which make Jasper a perfect vacation spot for
those tourists who enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, and boating activities; and
     WHEREAS, Nearby forests are abundant in the natural resources which provide
the raw materials for wood industries; the sawmills and the plywood mill are
responsible for a major portion of the Jasper economy, in addition to oil and gas
production, stock raising, and bountiful harvests of vegetables, fruit, and pecans; and
     WHEREAS, Jasper is a closely knit community that values its ties with the past
while it looks optimistically to the future; crises in the community only serve to bring
out the caring nature of this Texas town for all of its citizens, and the healing begins
together; and
     WHEREAS, It is with pleasure that the Texas Senate honor this East Texas city
and its outstanding citizens; now, therefore, be it
     RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 76th Legislature, hereby
recognize March 8, 1999, as Jasper Day and extend best wishes to its residents for a
most enjoyable and rewarding event; and, be it further
     RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for Jasper as a
memento of this special day and as an expression of the high regard of the Texas
Senate.
    The resolution was read and was adopted by a viva voce vote.
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                             GUESTS PRESENTED
     Senator Nixon was recognized and introduced to the Senate a delegation of
citizens from the City of Jasper.
      The Senate welcomed its guests.
          SESSION TO CONSIDER EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS
    The President announced the time had arrived to consider the executive
appointments to agencies, boards, and commissions. Notice of submission of these
names for consideration was given Thursday, March 4, 1999, by Senator
Wentworth.
    Senator Wentworth moved confirmation of the nominees reported Thursday by
the Committee on Nominations.
      The President asked if there were requests to sever nominees.
      There were no requests offered.
                           NOMINEES CONFIRMED
    The following nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations were
confirmed by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
    Commissioner, Public Utility Commission of Texas: Brett Alan Perlman,
Harris County.
      Member, Texas Transportation Commission: John W. Johnson, Harris County.
   Member, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission:              John T. Steen, Jr.,
Bexar County.
   Member, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Robert W. Shepard,
Cameron County.
    Chair, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Pamela Pitzer Willeford,
Travis County.
    Vice-chair, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board:               Martin
Basaldúa, M.D., Harris County.
    Members, State Commission on Judicial Conduct: Elizabeth "Dee" Greene
Coats, Harris County; Gilbert M. Martinez, Travis County.
    Members, Texas Judicial Council: James R. Brickman, Dallas County; Joseph
Alan Callier, Harris County; Diego Jesus Pena, Bexar County; Sharon Warfield
Wilkes, Travis County.
    Members, University of Houston System Board of Regents: Suzette T.
Caldwell, Fort Bend County; Theresa W. Chang, Harris County; George Eugene
"Gene" McDavid, Harris County; Thad "Bo" Smith, Fort Bend County.
    Members, University of North Texas Board of Regents: Roy Gene Evans,
Dallas County; George Whitfield Pepper, Tarrant County; Gayle W. Strange,
Denton County; Martha Fuller Turner, Harris County.
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    Members, Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation: Gina Parker,
McLennan County; Patricia P. Stout, Bexar County; Leopoldo R. Vasquez III,
Harris County.
    Fire Fighters' Pension Commissioner: Morris E. Sandefer, Jr., Hardin County.
    Members, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission: Michael E. Cantrell,
Dallas County; Mary Craft, Harris County; William E. Miller, Lubbock County;
Byron K. Reed, Collin County.
    Members, Board of Pardons and Paroles: Paddy Lann Burwell,
DeWitt County; Lafayette Collins, Williamson County; Linda Garcia,
Harris County; James Paul Kiel, Jr., Smith County; Filiberto "Bert" Reyna,
McLennan County; Lucinda "Cindy" Simons, Deaf Smith County.
    Members, Crime Stoppers Advisory Council:        Vernon V. Cook,
McLennan County; Janice C. Gillen, Fort Bend County; Juan F. Jorge,
Harris County; Lennie C. Sims, Collingsworth County.
   Judge, 18th Judicial District Court, Johnson and Somervell counties: John
Edward Neill, Johnson County.
   Presiding Judge, Third Administrative Judicial Region: B. B. Schraub,
Guadalupe County.
   Presiding Judge, Fifth Administrative Judicial Region: Darrell Hester,
Cameron County.
   Presiding Judge, Seventh Administrative Judicial Region: Morton Valdean
Rucker II, Midland County.
   Presiding Judge, Ninth Administrative Judicial Region: Ray D. Anderson,
Lubbock County.
   Members, Midwestern State University Board of Regents: Jaime Abraham
Davidson, M.D., Dallas County; Carolyn Park, Tarrant County; Chaunce Olcott
Thompson, Jr., Stephens County.
    Members, Texas State Technical College System Board of Regents: Bernie
Francis, Denton County; Jere M. Lawrence, Nolan County; Amy Ruth Tschirhart,
Comal County.
                         SENATE RESOLUTION 360
    Senator Fraser offered the following resolution:
     WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas congratulates the Texas Historical
Commission and the citizens of West Central Texas for collaborating to develop the
Texas Forts Trail Program for those Texans and tourists who want to find out more
about the culture and heritage of the region; and
     WHEREAS, Because of their efforts, the resulting 650 miles of uncongested
roadways of the Forts Trail connecting Fort Mason, Fort Griffin, Fort Belknap,
Fort Phantom Hill, Fort Concho, Fort Richardson, Fort Chadbourne, Fort McKavett,
and Real Presidio de San Saba take visitors through scenic western landscapes and
by historic markers which relate information about events and places in Texas
history; and
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     WHEREAS, Communities along the trail provide visitors with opportunities for
participating in various cultural festivals and to visit historic and cultural sites such as
the Grace Museum in Abilene and the Heart of Texas Historical Museum in Brady; and
     WHEREAS, Brochures about the Texas Forts Trail are valuable sources of
information for tourists and are available for them at Texas Travel Centers or by
request from the Abilene or San Angelo Convention and Visitors Bureaus; now,
therefore, be it
     RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 76th Legislature, hereby
commend the development of the Texas Forts Trail Program as a valuable way to
promote interest in the cultural and historic heritage of West Central Texas and to
develop the tourist trade as a boost to the economy of the area; and, be it further
     RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for the Texas Forts
Trail Program as an expression of the high regard of the Texas Senate for the
program's contribution to the preservation of our historic past.
      The resolution was read.
    On motion of Senator Truan and by unanimous consent, the names of the
Lieutenant Governor and Senators were added to the resolution as signers thereof.
      On motion of Senator Fraser, the resolution was adopted by a viva voce vote.
                                GUESTS PRESENTED
    Senator Fraser was recognized and introduced to the Senate representatives of
the Texas Forts Trail Program.
      The Senate welcomed its guests.
                                GUESTS PRESENTED
    Senator Cain, joined by Senator Carona, was recognized and introduced to the
Senate George and Joyce Williams of Seagoville; their daughter and son-in-law,
Wendy and Pat McMahon; their grandson, Johnathan McMahon; and their
granddaughters, Brittney and Brooke McMahon.
      The Senate welcomed its guests.
                            (Senator Haywood in Chair)
          SENATE BILL AND RESOLUTIONS ON FIRST READING
     The following bill and resolutions were introduced, read first time, and referred
to the committees indicated:
SB 970 by Sibley
Relating to the criminal offenses applicable to gambling and gambling devices.
To Committee on Economic Development.
SCR 43 by Brown
Memorializing Congress to remove or restrict the use of trade sanctions on
agricultural products.
To Subcommittee on Agriculture.
SCR 45 by Shapleigh
Urging the Veterans' Land Board to establish a veterans home in El Paso County.
To Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations.
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SJR 2 by Sibley
Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Jack
County.
To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
SJR 3 by Wentworth
Proposing a constitutional amendment in aid of turnpikes, toll roads, and toll
bridges.
To Subcommittee on Infrastructure.
SJR 4 by Madla, Shapleigh
Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the voters of Bexar County to adopt
a charter that restructures and empowers the county government, that consolidates
each municipality located completely in the county, and that allows the integration
of the county government with certain other political subdivisions located, in whole
or in part, in the county.
To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
                         INTRODUCTION OF
                 BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS POSTPONED
    Senator Truan moved to postpone further introduction of bills and resolutions
on first reading until the end of today's session.
    The motion prevailed without objection.
                    CONCLUSION OF MORNING CALL
    The Presiding Officer at 1:52 p.m. announced the conclusion of morning call.
                 SENATE BILL 152 ON SECOND READING
    Senator West moved that Senate Rule 7.13, Section 5, Article III of the Texas
Constitution, and the regular order of business be suspended and that SB 152 be
taken up for consideration at this time:
     SB 152, Relating to the punishment for escape committed by certain juveniles
in the custody of the Texas Youth Commission.
    The motion prevailed by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
    The bill was read second time and was passed to engrossment by a viva voce
vote.
                  SENATE BILL 152 ON THIRD READING
    Senator West moved that Senate Rule 7.18 and the Constitutional Rule
requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that SB 152 be
placed on its third reading and final passage.
    The motion prevailed by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 1.
    Nays: Wentworth.
   SB 152 was read third time and was passed by the following vote: Yeas 31,
Nays 0.
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                       SENATE RULE 11.10 SUSPENDED
                               (Posting Rule)
    On motion of Senator West and by unanimous consent, Senate Rule 11.10 was
suspended in order that the Subcommittee on Higher Education might meet today.
                       SENATE RULE 11.18 SUSPENDED
                               (Posting Rule)
    On motion of Senator Sibley and by unanimous consent, Senate Rule 11.18
was suspended in order that the Committee on Economic Development might
consider SB 970 tomorrow.
                             MOTION TO ADJOURN
    On motion of Senator Truan and by unanimous consent, the Senate at
1:59 p.m. agreed to adjourn, upon completion of the introduction of bills and
resolutions on first reading, until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.
                          (Senator Armbrister in Chair)
                     SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING
   The following bills were introduced, read first time, and referred to the
committees indicated:
SB 370 by Brown
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Public Safety of
the State of Texas.
To Committee on Criminal Justice.
SB 847 by Nixon
Relating to the practice of integrative or complementary health care by licensed
health care practitioners.
To Committee on Health Services.
SB 848 by Nixon
Relating to the use of a scholarship fund for fifth-year accounting students.
To Committee on Finance.
SB 849 by Cain
Relating to the responsibilities of the district attorney for the 8th Judicial District
and the county attorney of Rains County.
To Committee on Jurisprudence.
SB 850 by Shapleigh
Relating to individualized performance agreements concerning students who fail
to perform satisfactorily in academic classes or on standardized assessment
instruments.
To Committee on Education.
SB 851 by Shapleigh
Relating to an application for issuance of a subpoena.
To Committee on Jurisprudence.
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SB 852 by Shapleigh
Relating to the listing of state agency Internet addresses in telephone directories.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 853 by Shapleigh
Relating to requiring the comptroller of public accounts to post reports on the
Internet.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 854 by Shapleigh
Relating to the administration of certain child care functions by the Texas
Workforce Commission.
To Committee on Economic Development.
SB 855 by Shapleigh
Relating to financial incentives to aid in the recruitment and hiring of qualified
teachers in areas of demonstrated shortage.
To Committee on Education.
SB 856 by Shapleigh
Relating to additional funding to school districts for teacher salaries.
To Committee on Education.
SB 857 by Shapleigh
Relating to the imposition of the sales and use tax on amusement services provided
by certain educational institutions.
To Committee on Finance.
SB 858 by Shapleigh
Relating to written notice to certain parents of a public school student's
unsatisfactory performance.
To Committee on Education.
SB 859 by Shapleigh
Relating to the comptroller's reports on the effect of certain tax provisions and on
tax incidence.
To Committee on Finance.
SB 860 by Shapleigh
Relating to reporting requirements for certain abandoned property.
To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
SB 861 by Fraser
Relating to regulation of bank holding companies in an interstate banking and
branching environment, the authorization of interstate operations of financial
institutions in accordance with the requirements of federal law, and the
enhancement of state bank and trust company charters for the interstate banking
and branching environment.
To Committee on Economic Development.
SB 862 by Gallegos, Moncrief, Whitmire, Zaffirini, Nixon, Lindsay
Relating to donation of organs.
To Committee on Health Services.
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SB 863 by Moncrief
Relating to housing, rehabilitation, and support needs of individuals with mental
illnesses who reside in certain personal care facilities.
To Committee on Human Services.
SB 864 by Moncrief
Relating to immunizations for elderly residents of nursing homes.
To Committee on Health Services.
SB 865 by Lucio
Relating to the authority to establish transportation advisory committees.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 866 by Lucio
Relating to a program of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
to promote for-profit construction of affordable homes for low income homebuyers.
To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
SB 867 by Lucio
Relating to a loan guarantee to convert a contract for deed to a warranty deed.
To Committee on Border Affairs - Special.
SB 868 by Cain
Relating to the treatment of the limitation on increases in the appraised value of
a residence homestead in the determination of school district property values by
the comptroller.
To Committee on Finance.
SB 869 by Cain
Relating to the treatment of property appraised by more than one appraisal district
in the determination of school district property values by the comptroller.
To Committee on Finance.
SB 870 by Cain
Relating to information provided to parents of students receiving special education.
To Committee on Education.
SB 871 by Barrientos
Relating to the co-ownership of certain entities by physicians and podiatrists.
To Committee on Health Services.
SB 872 by Brown
Relating to the lease, transfer, sale, or exchange of Parks and Wildlife Department
lands.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 873 by Brown
Relating to the regulation of aquaculture.
To Committee on Natural Resources.
SB 874 by Brown
Relating to the general power of the Parks and Wildlife Department to contract.
To Committee on Natural Resources.
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SB 875 by Shapiro
Relating to the financial accountability of school districts.
To Committee on Education.
SB 876 by Shapiro, Shapleigh
Relating to restaffing certain low-performing public schools.
To Committee on Education.
SB 877 by Shapiro
Relating to accreditation and rating standards for public school districts and
schools.
To Committee on Education.
SB 878 by Wentworth
Relating to the reconsideration of a decision rendered by the attorney general under
the public information law.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 879 by Wentworth, Carona, Shapleigh, Whitmire
Relating to requiring governmental bodies to prominently display a sign that states
the basic requirements of the open records law.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 880 by Jackson
Relating to the provision of insurance coverage for county officers and employees.
To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
SB 881 by Jackson
Relating to enrollment periods for employer health benefit plans.
To Committee on Economic Development.
SB 882 by Jackson
Relating to the form of a certificate of title for a rebuilt salvage motor vehicle.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 883 by Carona
Relating to the regulation of anesthesia in certain out patient settings; providing
administrative and civil penalties.
To Committee on Health Services.
SB 884 by Brown, Carona
Relating to a landlord's duty to mitigate damages under certain circumstances.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 885 by Brown
Relating to arbitration of a decision of a transit authority relating to financing of
a venue project.
To Subcommittee on Infrastructure.
SB 886 by Harris
Relating to fees assessed in a child support case.
To Committee on Jurisprudence.
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SB 887 by Harris
Relating to certain payments to the state disbursement unit and the transfer of
certain child support information from the state case registry and disbursement unit
to a local registry.
To Committee on Jurisprudence.
SB 888 by Harris
Relating to electronic filing of records with a county clerk.
To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
SB 889 by Harris
Relating to air quality standards for certain airports.
To Committee on Natural Resources.
SB 890 by Harris
Relating to the delegation of certain functions by health maintenance organizations.
To Committee on Economic Development.
SB 891 by Harris
Relating to the regulation of credit unions.
To Committee on Economic Development.
SB 892 by Lucio
Relating to retirement benefits for certain members of the Teacher Retirement
System of Texas who are employed at public schools in counties on the Mexican
border.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 893 by Lucio
Relating to the naming of components and facilities of the regional academic health
center.
To Committee on Education.
SB 894 by Ogden
Relating to improper sexual activity between certain law enforcement or
correctional personnel and persons under custody; providing a penalty.
To Committee on Criminal Justice.
SB 895 by Ogden
Relating to reporting of political contributions and expenditures and to civil
penalties for late reports.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 896 by Brown
Relating to municipal participation in contracted developer cost.
To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
SB 897 by Brown
Relating to the eligibility of political subdivisions for loans under the agricultural
water conservation bond program.
To Committee on Natural Resources.
SB 898 by Brown
Relating to grants from the water loan assistance fund for certain projects.
To Committee on Natural Resources.
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SB 899 by Sibley
Relating to certain investments by insurance companies and related organizations.
To Committee on Economic Development.
SB 900 by Sibley
Relating to student fees at the University of North Texas.
To Subcommittee on Higher Education.
SB 901 by Sibley
Relating to dividends payable to policyholders under certain group insurance
programs.
To Committee on Economic Development.
SB 902 by Bernsen
Relating to service credit in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas for
accumulated personal or sick leave.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 903 by Bernsen
Relating to class size in public schools.
To Committee on Education.
SB 904 by Gallegos
Relating to creating the Office of Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel;
creating a criminal penalty.
To Committee on Natural Resources.
SB 905 by Bernsen
Relating to the standards for occupational exposure of public employees to
bloodborne pathogens.
To Committee on Health Services.
SB 906 by Haywood
Relating to work projects on which the labor of inmates confined in county jail
may be used.
To Committee on Criminal Justice.
SB 907 by Haywood
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing
of the Salt Fork Water Quality District; granting the power of eminent domain and
the authority to issue bonds.
To Committee on Natural Resources.
SB 908 by Shapleigh
Relating to the award of abandoned vehicles and vessels to government agencies.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 909 by Shapleigh
Relating to reporting of political contributions and expenditures by certain
out-of-state political committees.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 910 by Shapleigh
Relating to curriculum requirements for certain public school students.
To Committee on Education.
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SB 911 by Shapleigh
Relating to sanctions imposed on low-performing public school campuses.
To Committee on Education.
SB 912 by Shapleigh
Relating to school district plans to ensure that only appropriately certified persons
teach in the district.
To Committee on Education.
SB 913 by Shapleigh, Lucio, Zaffirini, Duncan
Relating to the establishment and maintenance of one-stop border inspection
stations in Brownsville, Laredo, and El Paso.
To Committee on Border Affairs - Special.
SB 914 by Shapleigh
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to set performance
standards for certain colonias contracts and to deny an application for financial
assistance or terminate a contract for inability to perform.
To Committee on Border Affairs - Special.
SB 915 by Wentworth, Ellis
Relating to the composition of certain court of appeals districts.
To Committee on Jurisprudence.
SB 916 by Wentworth, Shapleigh
Relating to notices of open meetings posted by the secretary of state.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 917 by Wentworth
Relating to the composition of the 33rd and 198th judicial districts and the
composition of the Third and Sixth administrative judicial regions.
To Committee on Jurisprudence.
SB 918 by Wentworth
Relating to municipalities eligible to create certain development corporations.
To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
SB 919 by Wentworth
Relating to the temporary sealing of certain affidavits on which search warrants
are based.
To Committee on Criminal Justice.
SB 920 by Wentworth
Relating to the collection of child support service fees by a domestic relations
office.
To Committee on Jurisprudence.
SB 921 by Wentworth
Relating to the applicability to judicial officers of certain prohibitions against the
carrying of handguns or other weapons.
To Committee on State Affairs.
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SB 922 by Wentworth
Relating to a prohibition on engaging in the business of insurance in this state as
an insurance company without a certificate of authority or other authorization
issued by the Texas Department of Insurance.
To Committee on Economic Development.
SB 923 by Wentworth
Relating to supervision of a vehicle operator holding an instruction permit.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 924 by Wentworth
Relating to liability for loss caused by the use of controlled substances.
To Subcommittee on Technology and Business Growth.
SB 925 by Wentworth
Relating to the participation of the Texas Department of Transportation in the
construction, maintenance, and operation of toll facilities.
To Subcommittee on Infrastructure.
SB 926 by Wentworth
Relating to the pooling of turnpike projects.
To Subcommittee on Infrastructure.
SB 927 by Wentworth
Relating to contracts for the development of turnpike projects of the Texas
Department of Transportation and the Texas Turnpike Authority division of the
department.
To Subcommittee on Infrastructure.
SB 928 by Ratliff
Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and
judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making
appropriations.
To Committee on Finance.
SB 929 by Madla
Relating to the application of the Professional Services Procurement Act to a
governmental entity created to oversee the redevelopment of a military base.
To Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations.
SB 930 by Madla
Relating to entities eligible for grants because of a reduction in defense-related
activity.
To Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations.
SB 931 by Madla, Bivins, Cain, Bernsen, Haywood
Relating to the support of graduate pharmacy education and resident pharmacists.
To Committee on Health Services.
SB 932 by Madla
Relating to regulation of tattoo studios; providing penalties.
To Committee on Health Services.
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SB 933 by Madla
Relating to the name, powers, duties, and operations of the Maverick County
Hospital District.
To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
SB 934 by Lucio
Relating to the issuance of permits for overweight vehicles in certain counties.
To Committee on Border Affairs - Special.
SB 935 by Lucio
Relating to the purposes for which certain municipalities may use revenue from
the municipal hotel occupancy tax.
To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
SB 936 by Ogden
Relating to certain expenditures by corporations and labor organizations for
nonpartisan voter registration or get-out-the-vote campaigns; providing a criminal
penalty.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 937 by Armbrister
Relating to notice of availability of coastal public lands for lease.
To Committee on Natural Resources.
SB 938 by Armbrister
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to regulate in their extraterritorial
jurisdictions nonpoint source water pollution.
To Committee on Natural Resources.
SB 939 by Armbrister
Relating to the safe use and regulation of fireworks.
To Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
SB 940 by Armbrister
Relating to student fees for bus services at Southwest Texas State University.
To Subcommittee on Higher Education.
SB 941 by Armbrister
Relating to the authority of mental health providers to form certain jointly owned
entities.
To Committee on Health Services.
SB 942 by Armbrister
Relating to the coordination of public transportation services.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 943 by Armbrister
Relating to the creation of the Jackson County Groundwater Conservation District.
To Committee on Natural Resources.
SB 944 by Armbrister, Ogden
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing
of the Bastrop-Lee County Groundwater Conservation District; granting the power
of eminent domain.
To Committee on Natural Resources.
Monday, March 8, 1999              SENATE JOURNAL                               453

SB 945 by Armbrister
Relating to the powers of a limited liability company.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 946 by Barrientos
Relating to tuition, fees, and student loans of certain graduate students employed
as teaching assistants, assistant instructors, or research assistants at public
institutions of higher education.
To Committee on Education.
SB 947 by Barrientos
Relating to the authority of the board of regents of The University of Texas System
to increase the student union fee at The University of Texas at Austin.
To Subcommittee on Higher Education.
SB 948 by Barrientos
Relating to establishment, funding, and administration of the Texas Public Library
Fund.
To Committee on Education.
SB 949 by Nelson
Relating to the creation of a judicial district composed of Denton County.
To Committee on Jurisprudence.
SB 950 by Duncan
Relating to submetered and nonsubmetered water utility service provided to
residents of manufactured home rental communities.
To Committee on Natural Resources.
SB 951 by Duncan
Relating to the display of the Flag of the State of Texas at the capitol building.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 952 by Luna
Relating to the referral of cases to certain magistrates.
To Committee on Jurisprudence.
SB 953 by Luna
Relating to vacating a judgment in a delinquent tax suit.
To Committee on Jurisprudence.
SB 954 by Ellis
Relating to the governance of property owners' associations, to certain procedures
involving the relationship between property owners and property owners'
associations, and to certain procedures involving the sale of residential real
property; providing a civil penalty.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 955 by Bivins
Relating to grants in support of pre-reading instruction.
To Committee on Education.
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SB 956 by Madla
Relating to the regulation of certain insurance agents and to the consolidation of
insurance agent licenses; providing penalties.
To Committee on Economic Development.
SB 957 by Madla
Relating to the licensing of certain persons who provide services related to the
business of insurance.
To Committee on Economic Development.
SB 958 by Barrientos
Relating to public notice of applications filed with and of actions taken by the
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.
To Committee on Natural Resources.
SB 959 by Barrientos
Relating to the law relating to architectural barriers.
To Committee on State Affairs.
SB 960 by Barrientos
Relating to naming the former life skills building at the Texas School for the Blind
and Visually Impaired in honor of Ann Silverrain.
To Committee on State Affairs.
                          MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS
      SR 351 - by Gallegos: In memory of MaryLou Trevino-Lopez of Houston.
      SR 356 - by Truan: In memory of the life of Lieutenant Kara S. Hultgreen.
                     CONGRATULATORY RESOLUTIONS
      SR 353 - by Moncrief: Congratulating Edward J. Stout, Jr., of Fort Worth.
      SR 354 - by Barrientos: Congratulating the Texas Dietetic Association.
      SR 355 - by Truan: Congratulating the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature.
   SR 358 - by Nelson, Shapiro: Congratulating the Greater Irving-Las Colinas
Chamber of Commerce.
   SR 359 - by Nelson: Congratulating Radio Station KRLD in the Dallas/Fort
Worth area.
      SR 361 - by Fraser: Congratulating Sally Collins.
      SR 362 - by Fraser: Congratulating Alisia Orosco of Abilene.
    SR 363 - by Barrientos: Congratulating the Thankful Hubbard Chapter
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
                      MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS
    SCR 44 - by Barrientos: Recognizing March 22, 1999, as La Mafia Day at
the Capitol.
    SR 357 - by Truan: Declaring March 9, 1999, as Women in the Military and
Texas Women Veteran's Day at the State Capitol.
Monday, March 8, 1999            SENATE JOURNAL                            455

     HCR 82 - (Haywood): Recognizing February 24, 1999, as Snyder Day at the
State Capitol.
                              ADJOURNMENT
     Pursuant to a previously adopted motion, the Senate at 2:16 p.m. adjourned
until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.


                                 APPENDIX


                          COMMITTEE REPORTS
    The following committee reports were received by the Senate:
March 8, 1999
BORDER AFFAIRS — SCR 2, SB 627
CRIMINAL JUSTICE — SB 163, SB 420, SB 399
STATE AFFAIRS — CSSB 537, SB 450, SB 355, SB 322, SB 279, SB 183,
SB 155 (Amended), SB 74, SB 57, CSSB 21
FINANCE — SB 175, SB 616
STATE AFFAIRS — SB 117 (Amended), CSSB 132, SB 613 (Amended)
INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS — CSSB 455
BORDER AFFAIRS — CSSB 76
EDUCATION — CSSB 42, CSSB 104, CSSB 192, CSSB 225, CSSB 636
HEALTH SERVICES — CSSB 445
EDUCATION — CSSB 669
FINANCE — CSSB 174, CSSB 176, CSSB 177, CSSB 178
CRIMINAL JUSTICE — CSSB 31, CSSB 33, SB 400 (Amended)

				
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