Senate Floor Action for 7/25/2017



July 25, 2017

Bills laid before the Senate and passed to engrossment:

SB 4 Schwertner/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Burton/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

2 Floor Amendments

The following bills were laid before the Senate and finally passed:

SB 1 Bettencourt/ Creighton/ Hancock/ Taylor, Van/ et al.

Relating to ad valorem taxation.

3 Floor Amendments

SB 2 Taylor, Larry/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Huffines/ Nelson/ et al.

Relating to public school finance, including the establishment of a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program.

SB 10 Campbell/ Creighton/ Huffines/ Hughes/ Perry/ et al.

Relating to reporting requirements by certain physicians and health care facilities for abortion complications; authorizing a civil penalty.

SB 16 Taylor, Larry/ Bettencourt/ Burton/ Campbell/ Garcia/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a commission to recommend improvements to the public school finance system.

SB 17 Kolkhorst/ Huffman/ Nelson/ et al.

Relating to maternal health and safety, pregnancy-related deaths, and maternal morbidity, including postpartum depression.

SB 73 Hughes/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Burton/ et al.

Relating to reporting and certification requirements by certain physicians regarding certain abortions.


The Senate suspended the regular order, passed to engrossment; laid before the Senate, read third time and finally passed:

SB 3 Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of certain facilities and activities of political subdivisions, including public school districts, and open-enrollment charter schools.

4 Floor Amendments

SB 7 Hughes/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

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

SB 9 Hancock/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Burton/ et al.

Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.

SB 11 Perry/ et al.

Relating to general procedures and requirements for do-not-resuscitate orders.

SB 19 Nelson/ Campbell/ Estes/ Huffman/ Hughes/ et al.

Relating to bonuses and salaries for public school classroom teachers and state assistance for the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program.

1 Floor Amendment