REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
April 9, 2021
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items.
Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the powers of the governor, the legislature, and the supreme court following certain disaster or emergency declarations.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
Condemning China's practice of involuntary organ harvesting.
Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.
Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.
Relating to requirements for an early voting ballot voted by mail; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to a registrar's failure to cancel voter registrations under applicable law.
Relating to verification of the citizenship status of certain registered voters.
Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.
Relating to the issuance of a birth record, driver's license, or personal identification certificate to victims and the children of victims of family or dating violence.
Relating to the demonstration of weapons proficiency by qualified retired law enforcement officers.
Relating to discrimination against or burdening certain constitutional rights of an applicant for or holder of a license to practice law in this state.
Relating to training for county election officers.
Relating to automated external defibrillators.
Relating to special open season hunting of certain migratory game birds by veterans and members of the United States armed forces on active duty.
Relating to the removal and disposal of abandoned fishing devices and the seizure and disposition of unlawful fishing devices.
Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases.
Relating to certain county road reports.
Relating to the use of a flashing warning signal light and certain other equipment by a person operating a school bus.
Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain counties.
Relating to municipal annexation of certain rights-of-way.
Relating to the regulation of restaurants and third-party food delivery services, including the issuance of certain alcoholic beverage certificates to restaurants.
Relating to the exclusion of certain car haulers from the definition of tow truck for purposes of certain laws regulating motor vehicle towing.
Relating to applicants for employment at assisted living facilities.
Relating to the expiration and extension of certain public health orders issued by a health authority.
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.
Relating to leave for state employees who are volunteers of certain disaster relief organizations.
Relating to judicial review of acts by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Relating to the operation of a public school transportation system.
Relating to the transfer of Midwestern State University to the Texas Tech University System, to certain fees charged by that system's governing board, and to mandatory venue for actions brought against that system or its institution, officers, or employees.
Relating to providing access to local public health entities and certain health service regional offices under Medicaid.
Relating to local school health advisory councils and health education provided by public schools, including requirements regarding human sexuality instruction.
Relating to the use of public school counselors' work time.
Relating to certain reports created by the Texas Water Development Board.
Relating to a requirement that a voting system use a paper record or produce a paper receipt for verification purposes.
Relating to a county, city, or independent school district posting election results on an Internet website.
Relating to the confidentiality of the identity of certain landowners who participate in a State Soil and Water Conservation Board program to manage or eradicate an invasive species.
Relating to guidance on the regulations applicable to the potable reuse of wastewater.
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.
Relating to the appeal of rates for water or sewer service charged to certain customers of a municipality.
Relating to an inventory of dams controlled by river authorities.
Relating to an early voting ballot voted by mail.
Relating to requiring public school students to compete in interscholastic athletic competitions based on biological sex.
Relating to the contracting authority of the Health and Human Services Commission for the volunteer advocate for children program.
Relating to excluding the furnishing of an academic transcript from the definition of "information service" for purposes of sales and use taxes.
Relating to the administration and collection of sales and use taxes and certain fees applicable to sales involving marketplace providers.
Relating to the insurance premium tax credit for the certified rehabilitation of certified historic structures.
Relating to notice and reporting requirements for vendor rebates under a contract listed on a multiple award contract schedule.
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for animals adopted from or sold by nonprofit animal welfare organizations.
Relating to a limit on the rate of growth of certain appropriations.
Relating to substitutes for hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants applicable to commercial or residential buildings or construction.
Relating to the towing of certain property from a self-service storage facility for disposition by a vehicle storage facility.
Relating to the applicability of certain utility provisions to a vehicle charging service.
Relating to a local option election on the sale of alcoholic beverages in certain areas of a municipality.
Relating to county authority to balance bill for county air ambulance services.
Relating to the size, terms, and election of boards of directors of certain insurance companies.
Relating to the reporting and expiration dates of a temporary health insurance risk pool administered by the commissioner of insurance.
Relating to the removal of solar power facilities.
Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in public entertainment facilities and zones.
Relating to registered and protected series of domestic limited liability companies; authorizing fees.
Relating to certain provisions of The Securities Act for which a person offering or selling a security may be held liable to a person buying the security.
Relating to grounds for refusal of certain alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.
Relating to business entities.
Relating to the purchase of iron and steel products made in the United States for certain projects by public institutions of higher education.
Relating to an exception to the titling requirement for certain vehicles; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to a study on the impacts of using certain motor vehicle technologies.
Relating to preemployment physical examinations for employment with the Texas Department of Transportation.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
Relating to the powers of the TexAmericas Center, including its authority to issue bonds.
Relating to the authority of a county to issue bonds to restore or maintain a county courthouse.
Relating to the continuing education requirement for county commissioners.
Relating to rate filing requirements for certain personal lines insurers with low market shares.
Relating to use of electric energy storage facilities in the ERCOT power region.
Relating to the limitations periods for certain suits against real estate appraisers and appraisal firms.
Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of certain employment benefits and policies.
Relating to distributed renewable generation resources.
Relating to certain required reports or information received or prepared by state agencies and other governmental entities.
Relating to the availability of personal information of individuals who are honorably retired from certain law enforcement positions.
Relating to address confidentiality on certain documents for certain federal officials and family members of certain federal officials or federal or state court judges.
Relating to the right of a member of the state military forces to retain private legal counsel and file a civil action.
Relating to the availability of personal information of a current or former federal prosecutor or public defender.
Relating to auditable voting systems.
Relating to verification of the accuracy of voter registration applications and voter registration lists.
Relating to certain public facilities used to provide affordable housing.
Relating to conditions of community supervision for defendants convicted of certain criminal offenses involving animals.
Relating to certain duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain information subject to disclosure to a defendant.
Relating to the issuance of a citation for a criminal trespass offense punishable as a Class B misdemeanor.
Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to Stephens County.
Relating to the operation of the juvenile boards of Crosby and Lubbock Counties.
Relating to excused absences from public school for certain students to obtain a driver's license or learner license.
Relating to selection of statewide competition locations by the University Interscholastic League.
Relating to county approval of certain proposed purchases or conversions of properties to house homeless individuals.
Relating to the authority of a local government to enter into an intergovernmental support agreement with a branch of the armed forces of the United States.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to United States Navy submariners.
Relating to a ribbon for certain service members of the military who served in support of operations to secure this state's international border.
Relating to eligibility for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a totally disabled veteran.
Relating to an exemption from the requirement that the title of a state agency be printed on state-owned motor vehicles.
Relating to the provision of citizenship assistance to veterans by the Texas Veterans Commission.
Relating to an excused absence from a public institution of higher education for a student called to required military service.
Relating to the procedure for donating juror reimbursements.
Relating to the administration of a veterans treatment court program.
Relating to a study of the disaster preparedness for each state military installation.
Relating to withdrawals of water from the Edwards Aquifer to supply a military installation.
Relating to the transfer of certain public school students to a school district offering in-person instruction.
Relating to the inspection of municipal buildings during a declared disaster.
Relating to the creation of the Texas Court of Appeals to hear certain cases; authorizing fees.
Relating to contracting procedures and requirements for governmental entities.
Relating to establishment of county adult sexual assault response teams.
Relating to the administration of the governor's university research initiative.
Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to authorize certain degree programs offered by private postsecondary educational institutions.
Relating to the payment of apprenticeship education expenses using the state's programs for paying, prepaying, or saving toward the costs of attending an institution of higher education.
Relating to the participation of open-enrollment charter schools in the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program.
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.
Relating to authorizing certain joint graduate degree programs between The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Relating to the student union fee at the University of Houston.
Relating to the approval of open-enrollment charter schools and the applicability of certain state and local laws to open-enrollment charter schools.
Relating to supplemental information required for inclusion with a written statement of an individualized education program developed for certain public school students who received special education services during the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year.
Relating to instruction in educator training programs regarding digital learning, virtual learning, and virtual instruction.
Relating to the county in which a person may apply for the registration of and title for a motor vehicle.
Relating to a requirement that a voting system used in an election in this state be manufactured, stored, and held in the United States by a company headquartered in the United States.
Relating to the authority of the legislature, governor, and certain political subdivisions with respect to disasters and emergencies.
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.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor members of the United States Army Special Forces.
Relating to mental health services development plans as updated by the Health and Human Services Commission and local mental health authority groups.
Relating to legislative oversight during a public health disaster or public health emergency, including the establishment of a legislative public health oversight board.
Relating to an election to approve a reduction or reallocation of funding or resources for certain municipal or county law enforcement agencies.
Relating to recovery of medical or health care expenses in civil actions.
Relating to voter qualification and registration.
Relating to the provision of telehealth services by certain health professionals licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Relating to the prevention, identification, investigation, and enforcement of payment card fraud; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to the regulation of commercial property and casualty insurance and insurance for certain large risks.
Relating to a power outage alert system and a study on a statewide disaster alert system.
Relating to cemeteries in certain municipalities.
Relating to the authorized activities of a holder of a brewpub license.
Relating to the responsibility for ancillary services costs incurred for the operation of intermittent generation resources.
Relating to the provision of certain massage therapy instruction using distance learning.
Relating to marketing and labeling requirements for certain food products, including imitation meat and egg food products.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Credit Union Department and the Credit Union Commission.
Relating to the inclusion of local school health advisory councils as governmental bodies for purposes of the open meetings law and the public information law.
Relating to the pledge or encumbrance of an insurer's assets under the Asset Protection Act.
Relating to the applicability of certain provisions mandating the provision by certain health benefit plans of health benefits requiring cost defrayal by this state.
Relating to the regulatory authority of the savings and mortgage lending commissioner; authorizing fees.
Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers; authorizing the change of a fee.
Relating to the designation of State Highways 118 and 166 as the Davis Mountains Scenic Loop Highway and a historic highway.
Relating to the designation of the portion of State Highway 66 in Rockwall County as the Commissioner David Magness Memorial Highway.
Relating to the designation of Farm-to-Market Road 1479 in Cameron County as the Bobby Morrow Memorial Highway.
Relating to the issuance of Family First specialty license plates.
Relating to the designation of the portion of Business Interstate Highway 20-J in Colorado City as the James "Jim" Baum Memorial Highway.
Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 276 in Hunt and Rains Counties as the Staff Sergeant Shawn Henry McNabb Memorial Bridge.
Relating to the authority of a district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation to temporarily lower the speed limit at a highway maintenance activity site.
Relating to certain local government corporations created for the development, construction, operation, management, or financing of transportation projects.
Relating to passenger transportation on state aircraft.
Relating to procurement of a contingent fee contract for legal services by certain governmental entities.
Relating to the payment of certain employer contributions for employed retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to a sales tax refund for sales tax overpayments by certain oil or gas severance taxpayers.
Relating to information technology purchased through the Department of Information Resources.
Relating to participation in the comptroller's contracts for travel services.
Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.
Relating to establishing a coordinated system for the dispatch, triage, transport, and transfer of patients in certain trauma service area regional advisory councils; providing rulemaking authority.
Relating to the time frame for passing certain licensing examinations for applicants seeking a license to practice medicine.
Relating to the provision of educational materials regarding disease prevention during a disaster.
Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state.
Relating to rules for fixing the amount of bail, to the release of certain defendants on a bail 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 disclosure requirements for agreements consenting to municipal annexation.
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Booker Hospital District.
Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural land and the liability for the additional tax imposed on such land if the use of the land changes as a result of a condemnation.
Relating to disannexation of certain areas that do not receive full municipal services.
Relating to the election of directors and administration of the Agua Special Utility District.
Relating to requiring trauma training for certain attorneys.
Relating to the time for rendering a final order in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to members of the clergy who are employed or voluntarily enter inpatient health care facilities to minister during a state of disaster, emergency, or epidemic.
Relating to legislative leave for certain peace officers commissioned by the Parks and Wildlife Department.
Relating to the civil penalty for certain signs placed on the right-of-way of a public road.
Relating to student success-based funding recommendations for certain continuing workforce education courses offered by public junior colleges.
Relating to the establishment and administration of the Texas Woman's University System.
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.
Relating to the punishment for the criminal offense of improper sexual activity with a person in custody; increasing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the powers and duties of a domestic relations office.
Relating to requiring sexually oriented businesses to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license through the use of remote technology.
Relating to motor vehicle accidents involving a pedestrian or other vulnerable road user within the area of a crosswalk; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to criminal liability for reporting false information to draw an emergency response; creating an offense.
Relating to the confidential and privileged communications and records of victims of certain sexual assault offenses.
Relating to reports by the Public Utility Commission of Texas on the ability of electric generators to respond to abnormal weather conditions.
Relating to the reporting of certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking at certain public or private institutions of higher education.
Relating to the Texas Consumer Privacy Act Phase I; creating criminal offenses; increasing the punishment for an existing criminal offense.
Relating to the disclosure of information collected by a regional transportation authority under the public information law.
Relating to middle mile broadband service provided by an electric utility.
Relating to the evaluation and reporting of investment practices and performance of certain public retirement systems.
Relating to independent organizations certified to manage power regions.
Relating to the continuation of the windstorm insurance legislative funding and funding structure oversight board and to studies relating to the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plan.
Relating to remote meetings under the open meetings law.
Relating to cost recovery for costs arising from the interconnection of certain electric generation facilities with the ERCOT transmission system.
Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for certain transmission projects.
Relating to the establishment of a Motor Fuels Metering and Quality Advisory Board.
Relating to the authority of certain water planning entities to hold an open or closed meeting by telephone conference call or videoconference call.
Relating to fees and prices charged by freestanding emergency medical care facilities; providing administrative penalties.
Relating to the manner of carrying a handgun by a person who holds a license under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code.
Relating to carrying and storing a handgun or handgun ammunition by a hotel guest.
Relating to prohibited contracts with companies that discriminate against the firearm or ammunition industries.
Relating to the electronic dissemination of commercial recordings or audiovisual works.
Relating to the display of the national motto in public schools and institutions of higher education.
Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; creating a criminal offense.