Senate Floor Action for 8/15/2017



August 15, 2017


Suspended the necessary rules and finally passed:

HB 21 (CS)Huberty/ Zerwas/ Bernal/ et al. SP: Taylor, Larry/ et al.

Relating to the public school finance system.

HB 30 (CS)Zerwas/ Huberty/ Giddings/ Guerra/ et al. SP: Nelson

Relating to the transfer of certain appropriations to the Texas Education Agency and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the adjustment of appropriations for public school finance.

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

HB 7 (CS)Phelan/ Geren/ Darby/ Larson/ Workman SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to municipal regulation of the removal of trees on private property.

HB 215 Murphy/ Guillen/ Klick/ Bonnen, Greg/ Laubenberg/ et al. SP: Hughes/ et al.

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

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 159 Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Republican Party of Texas.

SR 161 Taylor, Larry/ Bettencourt/ Creighton/ Garcia/ Huffman/ et al.

In memory of Bill Bailey.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 11 Perry/ et al. SP: Bonnen, Greg/ et al.

Relating to general procedures and requirements for certain do-not-resuscitate orders; creating a criminal offense.

SB 17 Kolkhorst/ Huffman/ Nelson/ et al. SP: Burkett/ et al.

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