Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments for 5/24/2021



May 24, 2021

SJR 19 Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Frank/ Sanford/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.

SB 2 Hancock/ et al. SP: Paddie

Relating to the governance of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and an independent organization certified to manage a power region.

SB 3 Schwertner/ et al. SP: Paddie

Relating to preparing for, preventing, and responding to weather emergencies and power outages; increasing the amount of administrative and civil penalties.

SB 6 Hancock/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Creighton/ Huffman/ et al. SP: Leach/ et al.

Relating to liability for certain claims arising during a pandemic or disaster related to a pandemic.

SB 19 Schwertner/ Campbell/ Nelson/ et al. SP: Capriglione/ Bell, Cecil/ et al.

Relating to prohibited contracts with companies that discriminate against the firearm or ammunition industries.

SB 20 Campbell/ Bettencourt/ Buckingham/ Creighton/ Gutierrez/ et al. SP: Hefner

Relating to carrying and storing a handgun or handgun ammunition by a hotel guest.

SB 22 Springer/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al. SP: Patterson/ Collier/ et al.

Relating to certain claims for benefits, compensation, or assistance by certain public safety employees and survivors of certain public safety employees.

SB 24 Huffman/ et al. SP: Bonnen/ Pacheco/ et al.

Relating to the procedures required before a law enforcement agency hires certain persons.

SB 25 Kolkhorst/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ Buckingham/ et al. SP: Frank/ Sanford/ et al.

Relating to the right of certain residents to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.

SB 49 Zaffirini SP: Murr

Relating to procedures regarding defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or intellectual disability.

SB 73 Miles/ et al. SP: Klick/ Thierry

Relating to providing access to local public health entities and certain health service regional offices under Medicaid.

SB 152 Perry/ et al. SP: King, Tracy O./ et al.

Relating to the regulation of groundwater conservation districts.

SB 153 Perry/ et al. SP: Sanford/ Burrows/ et al.

Relating to the exclusion of certain payment processing services from the definition of "data processing service" for purposes of sales and use taxes.

SB 155 Perry/ et al. SP: Klick/ et al.

Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens and nonresidents excused or disqualified from jury service.

SB 157 Perry/ et al. SP: Craddick

Relating to eminent domain reporting requirements for certain entities.

SB 160 Perry SP: Darby

Relating to county road reports.

SB 181 Johnson/ et al. SP: White

Relating to suspension of a driver's license for persons convicted of certain offenses and the educational program required for reinstatement of a license following certain convictions; authorizing a fine.

SB 199 Nelson SP: Price

Relating to automated external defibrillators.

SB 219 Hughes SP: Leach/ Gervin-Hawkins/ et al.

Relating to civil liability and responsibility for the consequences of defects in the plans, specifications, or related documents for the construction or repair of an improvement to real property.

SB 224 Perry/ West/ et al. SP: Walle/ Meza/ et al.

Relating to simplified certification and recertification requirements for certain persons under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

SB 281 Hinojosa/ et al. SP: Lucio III

Relating to the use of hypnotically induced statements in a criminal trial.

SB 282 Alvarado/ et al. SP: Meyer/ Metcalf/ et al.

Relating to a prohibition against the appropriation of money to settle or pay a sexual harassment claim made against certain members of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of state government.

SB 286 West SP: Neave

Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship and child support, including the payment of spousal maintenance by an obligor ordered to pay child support and the disclaimer of a property interest by a child support obligor.

SB 288 Seliger/ et al. SP: Wu/ Anchia/ et al.

Relating to preventing the loss of benefits by certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who resume service.

SB 312 Huffman/ et al. SP: Smith

Relating to the punishment for the criminal offense of improper sexual activity with a person in custody; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 313 Huffman/ et al. SP: Meyer

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety equipment.

SB 367 Miles SP: Reynolds

Relating to the requirements for an application for a permit to drill an oil or gas well at a site adjacent to a well blowout site.

SB 374 Seliger SP: Shine

Relating to municipal annexation of certain rights-of-way.

SB 383 Powell/ et al. SP: Perez/ Fierro/ et al.

Relating to disclosure requirements of certain facilities that provide care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

SB 445 Hughes/ et al. SP: Canales

Relating to the use of a flashing warning signal light and certain other equipment by a person operating a school bus.

SB 474 Lucio/ et al. SP: Collier/ Pacheco/ et al.

Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense.

SB 476 Nelson/ et al. SP: Stucky

Relating to establishment of county adult sexual assault response teams.

SB 572 Springer/ et al. SP: White/ Cain/ et al.

Relating to in-person visitation of religious counselors with certain health care facility patients and residents during a public health emergency.

SB 600 Perry/ et al. SP: King, Tracy O.

Relating to an inventory of dams controlled by river authorities.

SB 601 Perry/ et al. SP: Burrows

Relating to the creation and activities of the Texas Produced Water Consortium.

SB 611 Campbell/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Gutierrez/ Hall/ et al. SP: Lopez/ Bucy

Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

SB 623 Blanco/ et al. SP: Minjarez/ et al.

Relating to the investigation and punishment of certain sexual offenses, to protective orders issued on the basis of certain sexual offenses, to crime victims' compensation, and to the establishment of a state sexual offense prevention and response program for the Texas Military Department.

SB 626 Zaffirini SP: Moody

Relating to guardianships, management trusts, and certain other procedures and proceedings for persons who are incapacitated.

SB 630 Hinojosa SP: Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to the directors and administration of the Agua Special Utility District, including the grounds for removal of a director.

SB 642 West/ et al. SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the provision of mental health services for certain children at risk of relinquishment.

SB 696 Zaffirini/ Gutierrez SP: Guillen

Relating to the imposition, rate, and use of hotel occupancy taxes in certain counties and municipalities; authorizing certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax; reducing the maximum rate of the hotel occupancy tax imposed by certain counties.

SB 703 Buckingham/ Hall/ Lucio/ Paxton SP: Canales

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Agriculture, the Prescribed Burning Board, and the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation and the abolishment of the Early Childhood Health and Nutrition Interagency Council.

SB 705 Lucio/ Buckingham/ Hall/ Paxton SP: Cyrier

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Animal Health Commission.

SB 709 Hall/ Blanco/ Buckingham/ Hinojosa/ Paxton/ et al. SP: Canales/ Cortez

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

SB 713 Buckingham SP: Cyrier

Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process.

SB 760 Springer SP: Shaheen

Relating to the removal of solar power facilities.

SB 763 Powell/ et al. SP: Cook/ Anchia/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the urban air mobility advisory committee.

SB 804 Menéndez SP: Cortez

Relating to the authority of a municipality to add property to a common characteristic public improvement district.

SB 808 Hughes SP: Krause

Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases.

SB 809 Kolkhorst/ Bettencourt/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ Creighton/ et al. SP: Oliverson

Relating to health care institution reporting of federal money received for the coronavirus disease public health emergency.

SB 827 Kolkhorst/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al. SP: Lucio III/ Talarico/ et al.

Relating to health benefit plan cost-sharing requirements for prescription insulin.

SB 860 Johnson/ Paxton SP: Goldman

Relating to the exclusion of certain car haulers from the definition of tow truck for purposes of certain laws regulating motor vehicle towing.

SB 876 Hancock/ et al. SP: Thompson, Ed

Relating to the county in which a person may apply for the registration of and title for a motor vehicle.

SB 877 Hancock SP: Morrison

Relating to the inspection of municipal buildings during a declared disaster.

SB 900 Alvarado SP: Paddie/ Perez/ et al.

Relating to the safety of storage vessels.

SB 901 Perry SP: Landgraf

Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain counties.

SB 904 Perry/ et al. SP: Lopez/ Ramos/ et al.

Relating to requiring trauma training for certain attorneys.

SB 906 Perry SP: Murr

Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.

SB 959 Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Romero, Jr.

Relating to student success-based funding recommendations for certain continuing workforce education courses offered by public junior colleges.

SB 1055 Huffman SP: Reynolds

Relating to motor vehicle accidents involving a pedestrian or other vulnerable road user within the area of a crosswalk; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1056 Huffman SP: Wu

Relating to criminal liability for reporting false information to draw an emergency response; creating an offense.

SB 1102 Creighton/ et al. SP: Parker

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Reskilling and Upskilling through Education (TRUE) Program to support workforce education.

SB 1113 Bettencourt/ Creighton/ Hall/ Kolkhorst/ Schwertner/ et al. SP: Cain

Relating to a registrar's failure to cancel voter registrations under applicable law.

SB 1116 Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Creighton/ Hall/ Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Bucy

Relating to a county, city, or independent school district posting election results on an Internet website.

SB 1117 Kolkhorst SP: Gates

Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Fort Bend Subsidence District, including a director's qualifications and term.

SB 1132 Johnson/ Paxton SP: Turner, John

Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers; authorizing the change of a fee.

SB 1137 Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Oliverson/ Cortez/ et al.

Relating to the required disclosure of prices for certain items and services provided by certain medical facilities; providing administrative penalties.

SB 1138 Hughes/ et al. SP: Noble/ Frank/ et al.

Relating to a study on streamlining public safety net programs to reduce costs and improve outcomes for recipients under the programs.

SB 1160 Taylor/ et al. SP: Paul/ Krause/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Gulf Coast Protection District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees; providing authority to impose a tax; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1164 Campbell SP: Collier

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault.

SB 1263 Birdwell/ et al. SP: Bell, Cecil

Relating to funding for the Texas emissions reduction plan.

SB 1308 Blanco/ et al. SP: Canales

Relating to a study on the impacts of using certain motor vehicle technologies.

SB 1315 Lucio SP: Dominguez

Relating to the determination that certain property is used as an aid or facility incidental to or useful in the operation or development of a port or waterway or in aid of navigation-related commerce for purposes of the application of certain ad valorem tax laws.

SB 1356 Hughes/ et al. SP: Dutton

Relating to the participation by members of nonprofit teacher organizations in a tutoring program for public school students and related retirement benefits for certain tutors participating in the program.

SB 1385 Creighton/ et al. SP: Murphy/ Krause/ et al.

Relating to the compensation and professional representation of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs at certain institutions of higher education.

SB 1441 Campbell/ et al. SP: Lopez

Relating to withdrawals of water from the Edwards Aquifer to supply a military installation.

SB 1480 Johnson SP: Guillen

Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain drug and alcohol related court-ordered educational programs; providing administrative penalties; requiring occupational licenses; authorizing fees; creating criminal offenses.

SB 1490 Creighton/ et al. SP: Turner, Chris

Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to authorize certain degree programs offered by private postsecondary educational institutions.

SB 1578 Kolkhorst SP: Frank

Relating to the use of opinions from medical professionals in making certain determinations relating to the abuse or neglect of a child.

SB 1588 Hughes/ et al. SP: Turner, Chris/ Bonnen/ et al.

Relating to the powers and duties of certain property owners' associations.

SB 1590 Bettencourt SP: VanDeaver

Relating to rules by the State Board for Educator Certification regarding virtual observation options for field-based experiences and internships required for educator certification.

SB 1605 Huffman SP: Bonnen

Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.

SB 1642 Creighton/ Hinojosa/ Nichols SP: Canales

Relating to the administration of navigation districts.

SB 1648 Perry SP: Krause/ Parker/ et al.

Relating to the provision of benefits to certain Medicaid recipients with complex medical needs.

SB 1679 Alvarado SP: Johnson, Jarvis/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to the creation of an urban land bank by certain municipalities.

SB 1692 Miles SP: Longoria

Relating to licensing requirements to operate an end stage renal disease facility and the provision of home dialysis care by a dialysis technician.

SB 1776 Campbell/ et al. SP: Bell, Keith/ Allison/ et al.

Relating to the inclusion of an elective course on the founding principles of the United States in the curriculum for public high school students and the posting of the founding documents of the United States in public school buildings.

SB 1817 Seliger SP: Martinez

Relating to vehicle titles and registration.

SB 1827 Huffman/ Nelson/ et al. SP: Holland

Relating to the creation of the opioid abatement account, an opioid abatement trust fund, and a statewide opioid settlement agreement.

SB 1831 Taylor/ et al. SP: Thompson, Senfronia/ Parker/ et al.

Relating to the punishment for trafficking of persons, online solicitation of a minor, and prostitution and warning signs regarding certain penalties for trafficking of persons; increasing criminal penalties.

SB 1876 Miles/ Huffman/ et al. SP: Oliverson/ Bucy/ et al.

Relating to emergency planning for the continued treatment and safety of end stage renal disease facility patients.

SB 1896 Kolkhorst SP: Frank/ Minjarez

Relating to the provision of health and human services by the Department of Family and Protective Services and the Health and Human Services Commission.

SB 1900 Zaffirini SP: Anchia

Relating to the regulatory authority of the savings and mortgage lending commissioner; authorizing fees.

SB 1911 Blanco/ et al. SP: Rose

Relating to the content of an application for Medicaid.

SB 2049 Menéndez SP: Wu

Relating to guardians ad litem for children who are in the juvenile justice system and the child protective services system.

SB 2054 Menéndez SP: White/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to the payment of fees and costs associated with driver education and safety courses and driver's license examinations for foster children or youth, former foster children or youth, and youth experiencing homelessness.

SB 2116 Campbell/ Hall/ et al. SP: Parker

Relating to prohibiting contracts or other agreements with certain foreign-owned companies in connection with critical infrastructure in this state.

SB 2124 Blanco/ et al. SP: Lucio III

Relating to the authority of a health benefit plan sponsor to consent to electronic delivery of certain communications on behalf of a party enrolled in the plan.

SB 2154 Schwertner/ et al. SP: Paddie

Relating to the membership of the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

SB 2188 Seliger/ Gutierrez/ et al. SP: Hernandez

Relating to the municipal or county regulation of residential detention facilities for immigrant or refugee children.

SB 2212 West/ Huffman/ Miles/ Whitmire/ et al. SP: Thompson, Senfronia/ Reynolds

Relating to the duty of a peace officer to request and render aid for an injured person.