SENATE FLOOR ACTION
July 13, 2021
The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:
Relating to election integrity and security, including by preventing fraud in the conduct of elections in this state; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses; providing civil penalties.
7 Floor Amendments
Relating to rules for setting the amount of bail, to the release of certain defendants on a monetary bond or personal bond, to related duties of certain officers taking bail bonds and of a magistrate in a criminal case, to charitable bail organizations, and to the reporting of information pertaining to bail bonds.
2 Floor Amendments
Relating to a one-time supplemental payment of benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
1 Floor Amendment
The following bills were laid before the Senate and finally passed:
Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a judge or magistrate to impose the least restrictive conditions of bail that may be necessary and authorizing the denial of bail under some circumstances to a person accused of a violent or sexual offense or of continuous trafficking of persons.