SENATE FLOOR ACTION
August 7, 2021
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Amending the Temporary Rules of the Senate, 87th Legislature.
Committee referral on the following:
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the determination of a quorum of the senate or house of representatives.
Constitutional Issues, Special
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed for those purposes on the homestead.
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.
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.
Relating to requiring public school students to compete in interscholastic athletic competitions based on biological sex.
Health & Human Services
Relating to abortion complication reporting and the regulation of drug-induced abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; creating a criminal offense.
Health & Human Services
Relating to complaint procedures and disclosure requirements for, and to the censorship of users' expressions by, social media platforms.
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.
Relating to a one-time supplemental payment of benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to the authority of a person who acquires a residence homestead to receive an ad valorem tax exemption for the homestead in the year in which the property is acquired and to the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in revenue.
Relating to requiring public schools to provide instruction and materials and adopt policies relating to the prevention of child abuse, family violence, and dating violence.
Relating to making appropriations for the legislature and legislative agencies.
Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction regarding appropriations.
Relating to the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the residence homestead of an individual who is elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction from the preceding tax year in the district's maximum compressed rate and to the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
Relating to dates of certain elections to be held in 2022.
Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of certain employment benefits and policies.
Business & Commerce
Relating to virtual and off-campus electronic instruction at a public school, the satisfaction of teacher certification requirements through an internship teaching certain virtual courses, and the allotment for certain special-purpose school districts under the Foundation School Program.