Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments for 5/27/2021



May 27, 2021

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 14 Creighton/ Bettencourt/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ Hall/ et al. SP: King, Phil/ Paddie/ et al.

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

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 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 30 West/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ et al. SP: Leach/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to the removal of certain discriminatory provisions from a recorded conveyance instrument or document.

SB 36 Zaffirini SP: Turner, Chris

Relating to the offense of hazing.

SB 41 Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Leach

Relating to the consolidation and allocation of state civil court costs; increasing certain civil court costs; authorizing fees.

SB 63 Nelson/ et al. SP: Meyer

Relating to the system for appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes.

SB 68 Miles/ et al. SP: Reynolds/ White/ et al.

Relating to a duty for peace officers to intervene and make a report when a peace officer uses excessive force.

SB 69 Miles/ et al. SP: White/ Reynolds/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting peace officers from using neck restraints during a search or arrest.

SB 111 West/ et al. SP: Collier/ Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to certain duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain information subject to disclosure to a defendant.

SB 112 West SP: Sherman, Sr./ White

Relating to the procedures for the installation and use of tracking equipment and for access to certain communications and location information by law enforcement and the admissibility of certain evidence obtained through those procedures.

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

Relating to the regulation of groundwater conservation districts.

SB 165 Blanco SP: Fierro

Relating to an exception to dropped course limitations at public institutions of higher education for courses dropped during a disaster that results in a bar or limit on in-person course attendance.

SB 185 Perry/ et al. SP: White

Relating to the time for entering a final order in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.

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 225 Paxton SP: Sanford

Relating to the regulation of certain child-care facilities and family homes.

SB 248 Johnson/ et al. SP: Thierry

Relating to the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, and e-cigarettes; requiring occupational permits; imposing fees; providing civil and administrative penalties; creating criminal offenses.

SB 279 Hinojosa/ et al. SP: Bucy/ Hinojosa

Relating to the inclusion of suicide prevention information on certain student identification cards issued by a public school or public institution of higher education.

SB 321 Huffman/ et al. SP: Bonnen/ Murphy/ et al.

Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SB 331 Johnson SP: Button/ Cain/ et al.

Relating to eligibility to serve as an interpreter in an election.

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 398 Menéndez/ et al. SP: Deshotel

Relating to distributed renewable generation resources.

SB 424 Hinojosa/ et al. SP: Hunter

Relating to state agency enforcement of laws regulating small businesses.

SB 437 Blanco SP: Turner, John

Relating to personal protective equipment management and the establishment of a personal protective equipment advisory committee.

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 452 West/ et al. SP: Rose

Relating to prevention and early intervention programs and practices.

SB 462 Lucio/ et al. SP: Allen

Relating to funding under the transportation allotment for transporting meals and instructional materials to students during a declared disaster.

SB 475 Nelson/ et al. SP: Capriglione

Relating to state agency and local government information management and security, including establishment of the state risk and authorization management program and the Texas volunteer incident response team; authorizing fees.

SB 477 Nelson SP: Meyer

Relating to the administration and collection of sales and use taxes and certain fees applicable to sales involving marketplace providers.

SB 500 Miles/ et al. SP: Rose/ Collier

Relating to creating the criminal offense of operating a boarding home facility without a permit in certain counties and municipalities.

SB 504 Miles SP: Coleman/ Lopez

Relating to authority of certain county fire marshals to inspect group homes; authorizing a fee; creating a criminal offense.

SB 604 Bettencourt/ Birdwell SP: Capriglione

Relating to bonds issued by and the dissolution of municipal management districts.

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 705 Lucio/ Buckingham/ Hall/ Paxton SP: Cyrier

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

SB 790 Zaffirini SP: Howard

Relating to county authority to balance bill for county air ambulance services.

SB 799 Nelson SP: Paddie

Relating to contracting procedures and requirements for governmental entities.

SB 808 Hughes SP: Krause

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

SB 828 Hughes SP: Paddie

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.

SB 855 Hughes SP: Hunter

Relating to the electronic dissemination of commercial recordings or audiovisual works.

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 910 Schwertner SP: Frank

Relating to a study of options for implementing family preservation services, the provision of certain other health and human services by certain state agency contractors, and the repeal of a prior pilot program for family-based safety services.

SB 916 Seliger SP: Meyer

Relating to certain information regarding appraisal district noncompliance and property values in the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation records of a professional property tax appraiser serving as chief appraiser for the district.

SB 984 Schwertner/ Campbell/ Johnson/ Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Klick

Relating to public health disaster and public health emergency preparedness and response, including the operation of the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.

SB 1065 Alvarado/ et al. SP: Bernal

Relating to coverage for diagnostic imaging for breast cancer under certain health benefit plans.

SB 1071 Hinojosa/ et al. SP: Anchia

Relating to disability retirement benefits for certain peace officers under the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1088 Creighton SP: Shine

Relating to the applicability of provisions entitling certain lessees to receive a copy of a notice of appraised value delivered to a property owner by the chief appraiser of an appraisal district.

SB 1094 Creighton/ et al. SP: Frullo

Relating to the payment of certain education expenses using the state's programs for paying, prepaying, or saving toward the costs of attending an institution of higher education.

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 1109 West/ et al. SP: Anchia

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.

SB 1123 Perry SP: Krause

Relating to the issuance of and contracts for certain services related to certain specialty license plates.

SB 1132 Johnson/ Paxton SP: Turner, John

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

SB 1232 Taylor SP: Bonnen

Relating to the management and investment of the permanent school fund, including authorizing the creation of the Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation to manage and invest the fund and limiting the authority of the School Land Board to manage and invest the fund if the corporation is created.

SB 1267 West SP: Lozano

Relating to continuing education and training requirements for educators and other school district personnel.

SB 1281 Hancock SP: King, Phil

Relating to a reliability assessment of the ERCOT power grid and certificates of public convenience and necessity for certain transmission projects.

SB 1351 Miles SP: Allen/ Bernal/ et al.

Relating to the donation of food by public school campuses.

SB 1365 Bettencourt/ et al. SP: Huberty/ Dutton/ et al.

Relating to public school organization, accountability, and fiscal management.

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 1397 Hinojosa SP: Guerra

Relating to regional protocols and processes for patient transfers and related services within the geographic area served by certain trauma service area regional advisory councils.

SB 1421 Bettencourt SP: Thierry

Relating to the correction of an ad valorem tax appraisal roll and related appraisal records.

SB 1458 Zaffirini SP: Neave

Relating to standardized forms and materials for the issuance of protective orders, magistrate's orders for emergency protection, and temporary ex parte orders.

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 1531 West SP: Turner, Chris

Relating to formula funding for excess undergraduate credit hours at public institutions of higher education and to the tuition rate that may be charged for those credit hours.

SB 1580 Hancock/ et al. SP: Paddie

Relating to the use of securitization by electric cooperatives to address certain weather-related extraordinary costs and expenses.

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 1668 Hughes SP: Raney

Relating to certification and examination requirements for persons engaged in liquefied petroleum gas activities.

SB 1696 Paxton SP: Wilson

Relating to establishing a system for the sharing of information regarding cyber attacks or other cybersecurity incidents occurring in schools in this state.

SB 1704 Blanco SP: Moody

Relating to the designation of the portion of United States Highway 54 in El Paso County as the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway.

SB 1716 Taylor/ et al. SP: Bonnen/ Dutton

Relating to a supplemental special education services and instructional materials program for certain public school students receiving special education services.

SB 1772 Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Zwiener/ Cyrier

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Pollinator-Smart program for solar energy sites.

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 1856 Powell SP: Klick

Relating to certain vocational nursing students providing services during a declared state of disaster.

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 1911 Blanco/ et al. SP: Rose

Relating to the content of an application for Medicaid.

SB 1921 Lucio SP: Guillen

Relating to Medicaid reimbursement for the provision of certain behavioral health and physical health services.

SB 1936 Hughes SP: Cook/ Swanson

Relating to the beginning and ending possession times in certain standard possession orders in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

SB 1990 Miles SP: Thierry

Relating to the powers of certain freight rail districts.

SB 1997 Springer SP: Rogers

Relating to the control of diseases of swine.

SB 2050 Menéndez/ et al. SP: Allison/ Meza

Relating to bullying and cyberbullying in public schools.

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 2181 West SP: Button/ Anchia/ et al.

Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities for certain projects.

SB 2185 Hinojosa SP: Canales

Relating to procedures for the dissolution of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3.

SB 2230 Schwertner SP: Capriglione

Relating to the acquisition of real property or construction of buildings for the purpose of operating the Texas Bullion Depository.

SB 2233 Menéndez/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ et al. SP: Howard/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to the completion of sexual harassment prevention training and ethics training to register as a lobbyist.