SENATE FLOOR ACTION
May 25, 2019
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Urging Congress to enact legislation to consolidate disaster recovery housing funding into a single Disaster Housing Response and Recovery Block Grant.
In memory August "Augie" Edmun Garrido Jr.
Recognizing Region VII of the Texas Department of Public Safety for its service to the Capitol Complex.
The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:
Relating to a student loan repayment assistance program for certain full-time peace officers in this state.
Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.
Relating to cybersecurity for information resources.
Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state agency contracting and procurement.
Relating to the allocations of money for transfer to the state highway fund and the economic stabilization fund and the investment of money in the economic stabilization fund.
Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense.
Relating to the evaluation and reporting of investment practices and performance of certain public retirement systems.
Relating to the use of land in the William Goodrich Jones State Forest.
Relating to the authority of an open-enrollment charter school to employ security personnel, commission peace officers, and have school resource officers.
Relating to personal information that may be omitted from certain records, licenses, and reports and to other court security measures.
Relating to requiring certain institutions of higher education to issue reports on the transferability of credit.
Relating to a plan and report on court-ordered representation for certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for certain aircraft.
Relating to consumer protections against certain medical and health care billing by certain out-of-network providers.
Relating to certain rural medical facilities; requiring a license; authorizing fees and taxes.
Relating to a request for binding arbitration to appeal appraisal review board orders involving two or more contiguous tracts of land.
Relating to the maintenance and operation of certain projects by certain drainage districts.
The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:
Relating to emergency and disaster management, response, and recovery.
Relating to awareness of and access to health care service programs available during a disaster or emergency.
The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.
Relating to the regulation of meat and other food products.
Relating to a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.
Relating to traumatic injury response protocol and the use of bleeding control kits in public schools.
Relating to the power of certain counties to enact park use rules.
Relating to the development of brackish groundwater.
Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers and fire fighters from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the disposition of real property interests by the Willacy County Navigation District.
Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with an intellectual disability.
Relating to the authority of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district to increase the appraised value of property in the tax year following the year in which the appraised value of the property is lowered as a result of a protest or appeal.
Relating to the issuance and execution of a search warrant to collect a blood specimen from a person arrested for certain intoxication offenses.
Relating to authorization for the creation of a county ethics commission in certain counties and to authorizing counties to adopt a code of ethics for their commissioners courts.
Relating to certain governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.
Relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at public and private postsecondary educational institutions; providing an administrative penalty.
Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.
Relating to the eligibility of a first responder for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Relating to the operations of certain municipal housing authorities.
Relating to preauthorization of certain medical care and health care services by certain health benefit plan issuers and to the regulation of utilization review, independent review, and peer review for health benefit plan and workers' compensation coverage.
Relating to the commencement of construction of a project following the issuance of a draft permit for a permit amendment to an air quality permit.
Relating to certain notice requirements applicable to massage therapy.
Relating to minimum standards and caregiver training for substitute care providers for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to the service of notice of a special commissioners' hearing in an eminent domain proceeding.
Relating to election practices and procedures; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to voter registration.
Relating to the licensing of, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission's duties with respect to, and the administrative penalties for home and community support services agencies.
Relating to prescribing and dispensing controlled substances and monitoring the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; authorizing a fee; providing for administrative penalties; creating criminal offenses.
Relating to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under Medicaid and the child health plan program.
Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction over and management of the Star of the Republic Museum to the Texas Historical Commission and the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to DeWitt County.
Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan fund and account.
Relating to the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses involving the trafficking of persons.
Relating to the filing of a degree plan by students at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the requirement that a motor vehicle dealer obtain a general distinguishing number for a consignment location.
Relating to the storage, transportation, processing, and disposal of scrap tires.
Relating to the assessment of public school student development, comprehension, and performance, including the administration of assessment instruments for that purpose.
Relating to reports by persons involved in the manufacture and distribution of alcoholic beverages for purposes of sales and use taxes.