Senate Floor Action for 5/17/2017



May 17, 2017

The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:

SB 370 (CS)Garcia/ et al.

Relating to the discipline and behavior management of a student enrolled in a grade level below grade three at a school district or open-enrollment charter school.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 1609 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt/ Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.

SB 1682 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to a building used as a prescribed pediatric extended care center.

SB 1964 (CS)Creighton

Relating to the use of land in the William Goodrich Jones State Forest.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 2291 (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the Texas Medal for the Defense of Freedom award.

HB 29 Thompson, Senfronia/ Huberty/ Collier/ Cook/ Frullo/ et al. SP: Huffman/ et al.

Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the investigation and prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense.

4 Floor Amendments

HB 100 Paddie/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Nevárez/ Kuempel/ Morrison, Geanie W./ et al. SP: Schwertner

Relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee.

HB 516 (LC)Israel SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the requirement that drivers younger than a certain age complete and pass a driver education course.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 834 (LC)Parker SP: Birdwell

Relating to regulating the custody transfer of an adopted child; creating a criminal offense.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 920 Kacal/ et al. SP: Creighton

Relating to the operation of all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 932 (LC)Johnson, Jarvis/ Wu/ Giddings/ et al. SP: West

Relating to the collection of information concerning the number of juvenile offenders committed to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department who have been in foster care.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 999 (LC)Israel/ Laubenberg SP: Zaffirini

Relating to requiring the election of directors of certain districts to be held on a uniform election date.

HB 1101 (LC)Pickett/ Guillen SP: Rodríguez

Relating to the authority of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district to require a person to file a new application to confirm the person's current qualification for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of a 100 percent disabled veteran.

HB 1501 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia SP: Rodríguez

Relating to child custody evaluations; creating an offense.

HB 1586 (LC)King, Tracy O. SP: Estes

Relating to the services that require a structural pest control license; changing the applicability of an occupational license.

HB 1619 (LC)Shine SP: Buckingham

Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain outdoor burning violations.

HB 1729 Neave/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Davis, Sarah/ Price/ Moody/ et al. SP: Garcia/ et al.

Relating to establishing and funding a grant program for testing evidence collected in relation to sexual assaults or other sex offenses; authorizing voluntary contributions.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1819 (LC)Springer/ Dale/ Canales/ Moody/ Capriglione/ et al. SP: Perry/ et al.

Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3101 (CS) (LC)Kuempel SP: Birdwell

Relating to authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages on certain passenger buses; authorizing a fee.

The Senate suspended the regular order, read third time and finally passed:

HB 1774 Bonnen, Greg/ Lucio III/ Parker/ Frullo/ Phillips/ et al. SP: Hancock

Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims.

The Senate suspended the regular order, read the second time, and passed to third reading:

HB 25 Simmons/ Larson/ Laubenberg/ Davis, Sarah/ Fallon/ et al. SP: Hancock

Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 587 (CS)Campbell SP: VanDeaver/ et al.

Relating to the ability of certain dependents of members of the United States military to enroll full-time in courses provided through the state virtual school network.

The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

SB 179 (CS)Menéndez/ Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Minjarez/ et al.

Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students.

SB 1289 (CS)Creighton/ et al. SP: Paddie/ et al.

Relating to the purchase of iron and steel products made in the United States for certain governmental entity projects.

Committee referral on the following:

HB 298 Larson/ et al.

Relating to a parent's right to view the body of a deceased child before an autopsy is performed.

Criminal Justice

HB 550 Guillen

Relating to sound-producing devices on vessels.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

HB 912 Romero, Jr./ Springer/ Frullo

Relating to the licensing and regulation of providers of driver and traffic safety education.


HB 1300 Springer/ Guillen SP: Estes

Relating to the collection and use of certain hotel occupancy taxes.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1611 VanDeaver

Relating to the use of warning devices by stationary authorized emergency vehicles.


HB 1622 Thompson, Senfronia/ Guillen/ Coleman/ Davis, Yvonne/ Dutton

Relating to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.


HB 1731 King, Ken

Relating to the inclusion of students receiving treatment in a residential facility in the determination of dropout rates for purposes of public school accountability.


HB 2611 VanDeaver/ Huberty

Relating to broker agreements for the sale of real property by school districts.


HB 2619 Giddings/ Price/ Johnson, Jarvis/ Uresti, Tomas

Relating to grant programs to maintain peace officers' mental health and provide critical incident stress debriefing for certain officers.

Criminal Justice

HB 3649 Herrero/ Guillen

Relating to confidential communications of victims of certain family violence offenses.

State Affairs

HB 3655 Herrero/ Guillen

Relating to grants awarded to reimburse counties for the cost of monitoring defendants and victims in criminal cases involving family violence.

State Affairs

HB 3871 Thierry

Relating to substandard residential building fines issued by certain municipalities.

Business & Commerce

HB 3997 Raymond

Relating to fees imposed by a county for licensing a junkyard or automotive wrecking and salvage yard.

Business & Commerce

HCR 61 Ashby

Recognizing the Stop the Bleed campaign.