REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
April 19, 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 changing the eligibility requirements for certain judicial offices.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
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government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.
Designating San Marcos as the official Mermaid Capital of Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.
Establishing an America 250 state commission.
Designating the Bowie knife as the official state knife of Texas.
Recognizing the 1847 Colt Walker pistol as the official handgun of the State of Texas.
Designating the third Tuesday in February as Texas Game Warden Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.
Designating Fort Davis as the official Highest Town in Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.
Designating March 10 as Histotechnology Professionals Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.
Expressing opposition to the enactment or enforcement in Texas of a law, under a federal mandate, that automatically suspends the driver's license of an individual who is convicted of certain offenses.
Relating to local school health advisory councils and health education provided by public schools, including requirements regarding human sexuality instruction.
Relating to cost recovery for costs arising from the interconnection of certain electric generation facilities with the ERCOT transmission system.
Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.
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 recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases.
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 an exception to the titling requirement for certain vehicles; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the limitations periods for certain suits against real estate appraisers and appraisal firms.
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 verification of the accuracy of voter registration applications and voter registration lists.
Relating to certain public facilities used to provide affordable housing.
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 issuance of specialty license plates to United States Navy submariners.
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 an excused absence from a public institution of higher education for a student called to required military service.
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 inspection of municipal buildings during a declared disaster.
Relating to contracting procedures and requirements for governmental entities.
Relating to establishment of county adult sexual assault response teams.
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 student union fee at the University of Houston.
Relating to instruction in educator training programs regarding digital learning, virtual learning, and virtual instruction.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor members of the United States Army Special Forces.
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 recovery of medical or health care expenses in civil actions.
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 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 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 designation of State Highways 118 and 166 as the Davis Mountains Scenic Loop Highway and a historic 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 disclosure requirements for agreements consenting to municipal annexation.
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Booker Hospital 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 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 disclosure of information collected by a metropolitan rapid transit authority, regional transportation authority, municipal transit department, or coordinated county transportation authority under the public information law.
Relating to the evaluation and reporting of investment practices and performance of certain public retirement systems.
Relating to remote meetings under the open meetings law.
Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for certain transmission projects.
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 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.
Relating to the donation of juror reimbursements.
Relating to suits for tax refunds.
Relating to the extended registration of certain county fleet vehicles.
Relating to service of expert reports for health care liability claims.
Relating to the taking of a specimen to test for intoxication and retention and preservation of toxicological evidence of certain intoxication offenses.
Relating to probate and guardianship matters and proceedings and other matters involving probate courts.
Relating to guardianships, alternatives to guardianship, and supports and services for incapacitated persons.
Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the criminal offense of failure to report certain sexual offenses committed against a child; increasing criminal penalties.
Relating to procedures regarding defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or intellectual disability.
Relating to the execution of a search warrant for taking a blood specimen from certain persons in certain intoxication offenses.
Relating to the disposition of certain controlled substance property and plants seized by or forfeited to a law enforcement agency.
Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of sexual assault.
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.
Relating to the requirements for meetings held and Internet websites developed by certain special purpose districts.
Relating to information regarding certain noncompliance by an appraisal district in the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation records of a professional property tax appraiser serving as chief appraiser for the district.
Relating to preventing the loss of benefits by certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who resume service.
Relating to plot plan requirements for an application for a standard permit for a concrete batch plant issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Relating to the continuation of the Red River Boundary Commission.
Relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in this state and the express preemption of local regulation of those emissions.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Relating to the regulation of radioactive waste; reducing a surcharge; reducing a fee.
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.
Relating to the information required to be provided by the chief appraiser of an appraisal district to the comptroller in connection with the comptroller's central registry of reinvestment zones designated and ad valorem tax abatement agreements executed under the Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act.
Relating to unemployment compensation eligibility and chargebacks regarding certain persons separated from employment due to being called to military service.
Relating to bonds issued by and the dissolution of municipal management districts.
Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 83; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders.
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation for certain solar or wind-powered energy devices.
Relating to the effect of a disaster on the calculation of certain tax rates and the procedure for adoption of a tax rate by a taxing unit.
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety equipment.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Fort Bend Subsidence District, including a director's qualifications and term.
Relating to the applicability of uniform grant and contract management standards to certain Texas Water Development Board programs.
Relating to the presiding officers of the boards of directors of certain river authorities.
Relating to the creation and administration of the On-The-Ground Conservation Program by the State Soil and Water Conservation Board.
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.
Relating to the use of opinions from medical professionals in making certain determinations relating to the abuse or neglect of a child.
Relating to the administration of navigation districts.
Relating to special purpose territory of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas.
Relating to adding a special purpose territory to the Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas.
Relating to special purpose territory of the Orange County Navigation and Port District of Orange County, Texas.
Relating to authorizing the sale of certain real property by the State of Texas to the Port of Corpus Christi Authority of Nueces County, Texas.
Relating to the conveyance of certain real property by certain navigation districts.
Relating to the terms and qualifications of the members of the port commission of, and the powers, duties, and territory of, the Port of Harlingen Authority; authorizing the imposition of a tax.
Relating to the adjustment of the average daily attendance of a school district on the basis of a calamity.
Relating to allowing parents and guardians to elect for a student to repeat or retake a course or grade.
Relating to establishing a system for the sharing of information regarding cyber attacks or other cybersecurity incidents occurring in schools in this state.
Relating to courses in personal financial literacy & economics for high school students in public schools.
Relating to the expiration of a school marshal license issued or renewed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process.
Relating to the exclusion of certain payment processing services from the definition of "data processing service" for purposes of sales and use taxes.
Relating to the farm and ranch survey conducted by the comptroller for purposes of estimating the productivity value of qualified open-space land as part of the study of school district taxable values.
Relating to the system for appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes.
Relating to the creation of the small business disaster recovery loan program.
Relating to the enforcement of insurance laws, including laws governing the unauthorized business of insurance; authorizing administrative penalties.
Relating to the filing of certain reports by distributors of certain off-highway vehicles purchased outside this state; providing civil penalties.
Relating to the creation of the urban air mobility advisory committee.
Relating to the designation of the portion of United States Highway 54 in El Paso County as the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway.
Relating to certain requirements in connection with the acquisition of real property for public use by an entity with eminent domain authority.
Relating to the beginning and ending possession times in certain standard possession orders in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.
Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity.
Relating to the protection of expressive rights of student organizations at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the disclosure of appraisal reports in connection with the use of eminent domain authority.
Relating to quitclaim deeds.
Relating to disclosure under the public information law of certain records of an appraisal district.
Relating to the authority of a municipality to impose a fine or fee in certain areas in the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction.
Relating to the creation of an urban land bank by certain municipalities.
Relating to the payment of delinquent ad valorem taxes on property subject to a tax sale.
Relating to the municipal or county regulation of residential detention facilities for immigrant or refugee children.
Relating to a requirement for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to report certain student loan data.
Relating to a sales and use tax refund pilot program for certain persons who employ apprentices.
Relating to the creation of the Texas music incubator rebate program to provide for rebates of a portion of certain taxes collected from certain music venues and promoters of certain music festivals.
Relating to the criminal offense of fraudulent securing of document execution.
Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Commission on Jail Standards.
Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
Relating to contracts for fingerprinting services entered into by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.
Relating to airport police forces, including the authority to commission peace officers and the rights, privileges, and duties of those officers.
Relating to the use of hypnotically induced statements in a criminal trial.
Relating to the continuation of the Trade Agricultural Inspection Grant Program.
Relating to the lease, rental, and donation to the United States of certain facilities relating to a toll bridge by certain counties and municipalities.
Relating to motor vehicle titles.
Relating to establishing the Texas Commission on Community College Finance.
Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of smuggling of persons.
Relating to required written consent of a physician, intern, or resident of an educational institution before directly or indirectly performing or participating in an elective abortion.
Relating to the compensation of the presiding judge of an early ballot voting board.
Relating to state contracts with and investments in social media companies that censor political speech.
Relating to the authority of the secretary of state to order the performance of certain election functions.
Relating to the use of securitization by electric cooperatives to address certain weather-related extraordinary costs and expenses.
Relating to procedures for early voting by mail.
Relating to securitizing costs associated with electric markets; granting authority to issue bonds.
Relating to certain claims for benefits or compensation by certain public safety employees.
Relating to eliminating certain reporting and posting requirements for public institutions of higher education and other state agencies and the requirement for a plan by certain school districts to increase enrollment in public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the compensation and professional representation of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs at certain institutions of higher education.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Reskilling and Upskilling through Education (TRUE) Program to support workforce education.
Relating to a transferability report card for certain public institutions of higher education.
Relating to financial support and incentives for comprehensive regional universities.
Relating to the protection of public health in this state, including through the establishment of the Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Relating to the equalization for road use consumption for alternatively fueled vehicles imposed at the time of registration or registration renewal; authorizing a fee.
Relating to certain temporary vehicle permits and tags.
Relating to reporting procedures for and information concerning public health disasters and to certain public health studies; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to public health disaster and public health emergency preparedness and response; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to a study on the interoperability needs and technology readiness of behavioral health service providers in this state.
Relating to a determination by the Texas Medical Board of a physician's specialty board certification.
Relating to abortion reporting and exemptions to abortion facility licensing; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to monthly reports of certain activity of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to background and criminal history checks for operators and employees of certain child-care facilities.
Relating to implementation options for community-based family preservation services and the provision of certain other health and human services by certain state agency contractors and to the repeal of a prior pilot program for family-based safety services.
Relating to the operation of certain child-care facilities during an appeal of a suspension or denial of a license, certification, registration, or listing.
Relating to the provision of mental health services for certain children at risk of relinquishment.
Relating to the right to choose and refuse medical treatment and control measures and to the imposition of isolation or quarantine control measures.
Relating to the I-27 Advisory Committee.
Relating to creating the criminal offense of failing to report abuse, neglect, or exploitation in boarding home facilities by certain persons.
Relating to measures to support public secondary and postsecondary American history and civics education, including the satisfaction of curriculum requirements in American History at institutions of higher education and the establishment of the American History and Civics Project.
Relating to the requirement to submit a financial aid application as a condition of high school graduation for public school students.
Relating to continuing education and training requirements for educators and other school district personnel.
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.
Relating to funding under the transportation allotment for transporting meals and instructional materials to students during a declared disaster.
Relating to the allocation of certain appropriated funds to public institutions of higher education in this state.
Relating to the provision of and professional liability insurance coverage for gender transitioning or gender reassignment medical procedures and treatments for certain children.
Relating to the publication of the record of voters who voted in an election.
Relating to permitting the Texas Ethics Commission to provide seminars and charge an attendance fee for those seminars.
Relating to requirements for the designation of a property as a historic landmark and the inclusion of a property in a historic district by a municipality.
Relating to licensing and examination requirements for persons engaged in liquefied petroleum gas activities.
Relating to a defense under the Solid Waste Disposal Act for persons engaged in certain scrap metal recycling transactions.
Relating to examinations for applicants for or holders of licenses or registrations to perform certain activities pertaining to compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas.
Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to contract for the treatment of and sell drill cuttings.
Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee for the TexNet seismic monitoring program.
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.
Relating to oversize and overweight vehicle permits.
Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the criminal offense of harassment; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to access to certain financial records by the guardianship abuse, fraud, and exploitation deterrence program.
Relating to certain criminal court costs, fines, and fees.
Relating to the regulation of certain retail electric products.
Relating to the duty of a peace officer to request and render aid for an injured person.
Relating to coordinating severe weather preparedness in critical electric and natural gas infrastructure; authorizing an administrative penalty.
Relating to the powers and duties of property owners' associations; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the regulation of electric vehicle charging equipment by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; authorizing a fee; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to county and municipal authority and a study regarding certain medical and health care billing by ambulance service providers.
Relating to a fee collected by a landlord in lieu of a security deposit.
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for colorectal cancer early detection.
Relating to the definition of business case for major information resources projects.
Relating to certain meetings of a commissioners court during a disaster or emergency.
Relating to the adult high school charter school program.
Relating to the use of an entity name that falsely implies governmental affiliation.
Relating to an annual report regarding certain dog bites.
Relating to electricity service provided by certain municipally owned utilities.
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.
Relating to the development of an agriculture education program for public elementary schools.
Relating to requiring the parent of a student enrolled in a school district to provide and update a student's contact information.
Relating to requiring the board of trustees of each school district to create a nonvoting student trustee position on the board.
Relating to notice regarding the availability to public school students of college credit and work-based education programs and subsidies for fees paid to take certain advanced placement tests.
Relating to the definition of a school resource officer.
Relating to a duty for peace officers to intervene and make a report when a peace officer uses excessive force.
Relating to the applicability of the sales and use tax to medical or dental billing services.
Relating to the franchise tax treatment of certain loans and grants made under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
Relating to a restriction on the regulation of utility services and infrastructure based on the energy source to be used or delivered.
Relating to prescription drug price disclosure; authorizing a fee; providing an administrative penalty.
Relating to credit for reinsurance governed by certain covered agreements and ceded to certain assuming insurers.
Relating to the pickup and delivery of alcoholic beverages from certain premises for off-premises consumption.
Relating to the composition of the board of trustees of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to the methods by which the comptroller may provide notice of a deficiency determination or jeopardy determination.