Regular Order of Business for 4/20/2021



April 20, 2021


(Calendar Order)


(Second Reading)

SJR 37 Schwertner

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.

SJR 47 Huffman/ Birdwell/ Hinojosa/ Nichols

Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for certain judicial offices.

SJR 51 Creighton/ Bettencourt

Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the unsolicited distribution of an application form for an absentee ballot.


(Second Reading)

SCR 12 Creighton/ et al.

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government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.

SCR 1 (LC)Johnson/ et al.

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.

SCR 32 (LC)Hughes

Designating the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to direct the appropriate House and Senate committees to conduct an interim study regarding the feasibility of integrating the Northeast Texas Trail into the state park system.

SCR 29 (LC)Miles

Expressing commitment to eliminating racially offensive place names and urging the U.S. Board on Geographic Names to approve requests to change racially offensive names of geographic features.


(Third Reading)

SB 207 (CS)Schwertner/ Buckingham/ Campbell

Relating to recovery of medical or health care expenses in civil actions.


(Second Reading)

SB 627 Schwertner

Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.

SB 247 Perry/ et al.

Relating to discrimination against or burdening certain constitutional rights of an applicant for or holder of a license to practice law in this state.

SB 447 Springer/ et al.

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.

SB 1368 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the limitations periods for certain suits against real estate appraisers and appraisal firms.

SB 1235 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to verification of the accuracy of voter registration applications and voter registration lists.

SB 1490 (CS) (LC)Creighton/ et al.

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

SB 1094 (LC)Creighton/ et al.

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.

SB 964 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the prevention, identification, investigation, and enforcement of payment card fraud; providing a civil penalty.

SB 629 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to cemeteries in certain municipalities.

SB 787 (LC)Lucio

Relating to the designation of Farm-to-Market Road 1479 in Cameron County as the Bobby Morrow Memorial Highway.

SB 766 (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to requiring sexually oriented businesses to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify; creating a criminal offense.

SB 861 (CS)Paxton

Relating to remote meetings under the open meetings law.

SB 859 (CS) (LC)Johnson/ Perry

Relating to the authority of certain water planning entities to hold an open or closed meeting by telephone conference call or videoconference call.

SB 513 Hall/ et al.

Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; creating a criminal offense.

SB 676 (LC)Springer

Relating to the continuation of the Red River Boundary Commission.

SB 1261 (CS)Birdwell/ et al.

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.

SB 1046 (CS)Birdwell/ Seliger

Relating to the regulation of radioactive waste; reducing a surcharge; reducing a fee.

SB 737 (CS)Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders.

SB 706 Lucio/ Buckingham/ Hall/ Paxton/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 739 (CS)Birdwell

Relating to the presiding officers of the boards of directors of certain river authorities.

SB 1697 (LC)Paxton

Relating to allowing parents and guardians to elect for a student to repeat or retake a course or grade.

SB 1696 Paxton

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

SB 1245 (CS) (LC)Perry

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.

SB 63 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al.

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

SB 678 (CS)Alvarado/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the small business disaster recovery loan program.

SB 1809 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the enforcement of insurance laws, including laws governing the unauthorized business of insurance; authorizing administrative penalties.

SB 586 (LC)Springer

Relating to the filing of certain reports by distributors of certain off-highway vehicles purchased outside this state; providing civil penalties.

SB 763 (LC)Powell/ et al.

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

SB 1704 (LC)Blanco

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

SB 723 Schwertner/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ Hall/ et al.

Relating to certain requirements in connection with the acquisition of real property for public use by an entity with eminent domain authority.

SB 1936 (CS) (LC)Hughes

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

SB 726 (CS)Schwertner/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity.

SB 1699 Hughes

Relating to the protection of expressive rights of student organizations at public institutions of higher education.

SB 721 (LC)Schwertner/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the disclosure of appraisal reports in connection with the use of eminent domain authority.

SB 885 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to quitclaim deeds.

SB 334 (CS) (LC)Johnson

Relating to disclosure under the public information law of certain records of an appraisal district.

SB 1168 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the authority of a municipality to impose a fine or fee in certain areas in the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction.

SB 1679 (CS) (LC)Alvarado

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

SB 1764 (LC)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to the payment of delinquent ad valorem taxes on property subject to a tax sale.

SB 2188 (LC)Seliger/ Gutierrez/ et al.

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

SB 1019 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to a requirement for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to report certain student loan data.

SB 1524 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to a sales and use tax refund pilot program for certain persons who employ apprentices.

SB 609 (CS)Alvarado

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.

SB 109 (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to the criminal offense of fraudulent securing of document execution.

SB 474 (LC)Lucio/ et al.

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

SB 710 (CS) (LC)Hall/ Blanco/ Hinojosa/ Huffman/ Paxton/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Commission on Jail Standards.

SB 906 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.

SB 922 (LC)Seliger

Relating to contracts for fingerprinting services entered into by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.

SB 1550 (LC)Nelson

Relating to airport police forces, including the authority to commission peace officers and the rights, privileges, and duties of those officers.

SB 281 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

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

SB 1566 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the continuation of the Trade Agricultural Inspection Grant Program.

SB 1334 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the lease, rental, and donation to the United States of certain facilities relating to a toll bridge by certain counties and municipalities.

SB 1817 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to motor vehicle titles.

SB 1230 (CS) (LC)Taylor/ et al.

Relating to establishing the Texas Commission on Community College Finance.

SB 576 (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of smuggling of persons.

SB 1439 (CS) (LC)Campbell/ Bettencourt/ Hall/ Hughes/ Kolkhorst/ et al.

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.

SB 1418 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the compensation of the presiding judge of an early ballot voting board.

SB 1158 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to state contracts with and investments in social media companies that censor political speech.

SB 1901 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the authority of the secretary of state to order the performance of certain election functions.

SB 1580 (CS) (LC)Hancock/ et al.

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

SB 1675 (CS)Campbell/ Bettencourt/ Buckingham/ Hall/ Hancock/ et al.

Relating to procedures for early voting by mail.

SB 1757 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to securitizing costs associated with electric markets; granting authority to issue bonds.

SB 22 (CS)Springer/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to certain claims for benefits or compensation by certain public safety employees.

SB 1677 (CS) (LC)Buckingham

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.

SB 1385 (CS)Creighton/ et al.

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

SB 1102 (CS) (LC)Creighton/ et al.

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

SB 1963 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to a transferability report card for certain public institutions of higher education.

SB 1295 (CS)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to financial support and incentives for comprehensive regional universities.

SB 1780 (CS)Creighton/ et al.

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.

SB 1728 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ Nichols/ Powell

Relating to the equalization for road use consumption for alternatively fueled vehicles imposed at the time of registration or registration renewal; authorizing a fee.

SB 1816 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to certain temporary vehicle permits and tags.

SB 969 (CS)Kolkhorst

Relating to reporting procedures for and information concerning public health disasters and to certain public health studies; providing a civil penalty.

SB 968 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to public health disaster and public health emergency preparedness and response; providing a civil penalty.

SB 640 (CS)Menéndez

Relating to a study on the interoperability needs and technology readiness of behavioral health service providers in this state.

SB 1502 (LC)Buckingham

Relating to a determination by the Texas Medical Board of a physician's specialty board certification.

SB 1146 Perry/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Campbell/ Hall/ et al.

Relating to abortion reporting and exemptions to abortion facility licensing; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1079 (CS) (LC)Campbell

Relating to monthly reports of certain activity of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 1061 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to background and criminal history checks for operators and employees of certain child-care facilities.

SB 910 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

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.

SB 764 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the operation of certain child-care facilities during an appeal of a suspension or denial of a license, certification, registration, or listing.

SB 642 (CS) (LC)West/ et al.

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

SB 1313 (CS)Hall

Relating to the right to choose and refuse medical treatment and control measures and to the imposition of isolation or quarantine control measures.

SB 1474 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the I-27 Advisory Committee.

SB 503 (CS) (LC)Miles

Relating to creating the criminal offense of failing to report abuse, neglect, or exploitation in boarding home facilities by certain persons.

SB 1889 (CS) (LC)Creighton

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.

SB 369 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the requirement to submit a financial aid application as a condition of high school graduation for public school students.

SB 1267 (CS)West

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

SB 1356 (CS) (LC)Hughes/ et al.

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 462 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

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

SB 1701 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to the allocation of certain appropriated funds to public institutions of higher education in this state.

SB 1311 Hall

Relating to the provision of and professional liability insurance coverage for gender transitioning or gender reassignment medical procedures and treatments for certain children.

SB 1925 (LC)Hughes

Relating to the publication of the record of voters who voted in an election.

SB 62 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to permitting the Texas Ethics Commission to provide seminars and charge an attendance fee for those seminars.

SB 1585 (CS)Hughes

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.

SB 1668 (CS) (LC)Hughes

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

SB 1818 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to a defense under the Solid Waste Disposal Act for persons engaged in certain scrap metal recycling transactions.

SB 1582 (LC)Hughes

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.

SB 1260 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to contract for the treatment of and sell drill cuttings.

SB 1213 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee for the TexNet seismic monitoring program.

SB 181 (CS) (LC)Johnson/ et al.

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 1814 (CS) (LC)Seliger

Relating to oversize and overweight vehicle permits.

SB 530 (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the criminal offense of harassment; creating a criminal offense.

SB 692 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to access to certain financial records by the guardianship abuse, fraud, and exploitation deterrence program.

SB 1923 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to certain criminal court costs, fines, and fees.

SB 2194 Schwertner/ Menéndez

Relating to the regulation of certain retail electric products.

SB 2212 West/ Huffman/ Miles/ Whitmire/ et al.

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

SB 1750 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to extreme weather preparedness of critical electric and natural gas infrastructure; authorizing administrative penalties.

SB 1588 (CS)Hughes

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

SB 839 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the regulation of electric vehicle supply equipment; requiring an occupational registration; authorizing fees; authorizing an administrative penalty.

SB 999 (CS) (LC)Hancock/ Whitmire

Relating to county and municipal authority and a study regarding certain medical and health care billing by ambulance service providers.

SB 1783 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to a fee collected by a landlord in lieu of a security deposit.

SB 1028 (CS) (LC)Huffman/ Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for colorectal cancer early detection.

SB 1541 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the definition of business case for major information resources projects.

SB 1343 (LC)Taylor/ et al.

Relating to certain meetings of a commissioners court during a disaster or emergency.

SB 1615 (CS)Bettencourt

Relating to the adult high school charter school program.

SB 275 (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the use of an entity name that falsely implies governmental affiliation.

SB 552 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to an annual report regarding certain dog bites.

SB 566 Buckingham

Relating to electricity service provided by certain municipally owned utilities.

SB 1449 Bettencourt/ Creighton/ Hancock/ Hinojosa/ Johnson/ et al.

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.

SB 801 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the development of an agriculture education program for public elementary schools.

SB 746 Miles

Relating to requiring the parent of a student enrolled in a school district to provide and update a student's contact information.

SB 272 West/ et al.

Relating to requiring the board of trustees of each school district to create a nonvoting student trustee position on the board.

SB 1095 (LC)Creighton

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.

SB 1191 Seliger

Relating to the definition of a school resource officer.

SB 68 (CS)Miles/ et al.

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

SB 1856 (LC)Powell

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

SB 2049 (LC)Menéndez

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

SB 1917 Lucio

Relating to a public outreach campaign for aging adults with visual impairments.

SB 1895 (LC)Huffman

Relating to a Texas Medical Board complaint for a violation described by Section 22.011(b)(12), Penal Code.

SB 184 (CS) (LC)Johnson

Relating to reports on the prevalence of eating disorders and eating disorder-related deaths in this state.

SB 452 (CS) (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to prevention and early intervention programs and practices.

SB 437 (CS) (LC)Blanco

Relating to the state reserve of personal protective equipment for health care workers and essential personnel.

SB 1808 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to home and community support services licensing requirements.

SB 1829 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the electronic Medicaid recipient directories maintained by Medicaid managed care organizations.

SB 1911 (CS) (LC)Blanco/ et al.

Relating to the content of an application for Medicaid.

SB 1349 (CS)Eckhardt

Relating to placing a child in the possessory conservatorship of the child's parents in certain situations.

SB 984 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ Campbell/ Johnson/ Zaffirini

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 1534 (LC)Buckingham

Relating to remedial plans issued by the State Board of Dental Examiners to address complaints against dentists and dental hygienists.

SB 1763 (LC)Springer

Relating to the composition of the Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council.

SB 1341 Springer

Relating to eligibility for certain benefits provided under public assistance programs.

SB 1244 (LC)Perry

Relating to the award of health plan provider contracts under Medicaid managed care.

SB 1136 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to implementation of certain health care provider initiatives and measures designed to reduce costs and improve recipient health outcomes under Medicaid.

SB 1138 (CS) (LC)Hughes

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

SB 617 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the regulation of certain direct sales of food to consumers and a limitation on the fee amount for certain permits.

SB 50 (CS)Zaffirini

Relating to a competitive and integrated employment initiative for certain Medicaid recipients.

SB 1692 (LC)Miles

Relating to the provision of home dialysis care by a dialysis technician.

SB 784 Creighton

Relating to rates established by municipalities for water and sewer services.

SB 840 (LC)Springer

Relating to the possession, transportation, and release of certain nonindigenous snakes; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 2183 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the boundaries of, and validating certain acts and proceedings of, the Driftwood Conservation District.

SB 1997 (LC)Springer

Relating to the control of diseases of swine.

SB 1719 (CS)Hall/ et al.

Relating to appellate jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission regarding certain water or sewer utility fees.

SB 282 (LC)Alvarado

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 912 (LC)Buckingham

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain conduct engaged in while participating in a riot and to restitution for property damage resulting from participating in a riot.

SB 1111 Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Creighton/ Hall/ Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the residence address of a voter for purposes of a response to a confirmation notice sent by the voter registrar.

SB 825 Springer

Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.

SB 285 (LC)West

Relating to the administration of and certain procedures under the Title IV-D program for child support enforcement.

SB 1646 (CS)Perry/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the protection of children, including the definition of child abuse and the prosecution of the criminal offense of abandoning or endangering a child.

SB 1761 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the filing of certain reports of political contributions and expenditures.

SB 286 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship and the calculation and enforcement of child support.

SB 1458 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

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

SB 900 (CS) (LC)Alvarado

Relating to the safety of aboveground storage tanks.

SB 997 (CS)Nichols

Relating to procedural requirements for the review of a contractual rate charged for the furnishing of raw or treated water or water or sewer service.


(Calendar Order)


(Second Reading)

HB 17 Deshotel/ Paddie/ Reynolds/ Perez/ Harris/ et al. SP: Birdwell

Relating to a restriction on the regulation of utility services and infrastructure based on the energy source to be used or delivered.

HB 1033 (LC)Oliverson/ Shaheen/ et al. SP: Hancock

Relating to prescription drug price disclosure; authorizing a fee; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 1689 (LC)Oliverson/ Metcalf/ Button/ Murr/ Romero, Jr./ et al. SP: Hancock

Relating to credit for reinsurance governed by certain covered agreements and ceded to certain assuming insurers.

HB 1024 (LC)Geren/ Holland/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Parker/ Pacheco/ et al. SP: Hancock

Relating to the pickup and delivery of alcoholic beverages from certain premises for off-premises consumption.

HB 917 (LC)Hernandez/ Anchia/ Rogers/ et al. SP: Lucio

Relating to the composition of the board of trustees of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 1658 (LC)Murphy SP: Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the methods by which the comptroller may provide notice of a deficiency determination or jeopardy determination.

HB 797 (LC)Howard/ Price/ Jetton/ Guerra/ Klick/ et al. SP: Buckingham

Relating to the possession and administration of certain vaccines by a home and community support services agency or its employees.

HB 1070 (LC)Harris/ Anderson/ Toth SP: Perry

Relating to the performance of pest control work by persons who hold a commercial or noncommercial applicator license issued by the Department of Agriculture.

HB 2089 (LC)Burrows SP: Perry

Relating to the detection and mitigation of plant pests and diseases.

HB 567 (LC)Frank/ Noble/ Wu/ Bell, Keith/ Dutton/ et al. SP: Hughes

Relating to the procedures and grounds for terminating the parent-child relationship, for taking possession of a child, and for certain hearings in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.