Senate Floor Action for 8/11/2021



August 11, 2021

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

SB 15 (CS)Taylor/ et al.

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.

3 Floor Amendments

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

SJR 1 Birdwell/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the determination of a quorum of the senate or house of representatives.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

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

SB 3 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to civics training programs for certain public school social studies teachers and principals, parental access to certain learning management systems, and certain curriculum in public schools, including certain instructional requirements and prohibitions.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 5 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to complaint procedures and disclosure requirements for, and to the censorship of users' expressions by, social media platforms.

SB 14 Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of certain employment benefits and policies.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 18 Hinojosa

In memory of Jose Nieto Robledo.

The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.