REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
April 23, 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.
Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the unsolicited distribution of an application form for an absentee ballot.
Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting temporary suspension of absentee voting procedures.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
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.
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.
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.
Expressing support for full funding of the U.S. Army's Future Vertical Lift program, including the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft.
Designating San Angelo as the official Visual Arts Capital of Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.
Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the "Keep Nine" amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Relating to abortion reporting and exemptions to abortion facility licensing; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to procedures for early voting by mail.
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 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 the limitations periods for certain suits against real estate appraisers and appraisal firms.
Relating to verification of the accuracy of voter registration applications and voter registration lists.
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 prevention, identification, investigation, and enforcement of payment card fraud; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to cemeteries in certain municipalities.
Relating to remote meetings under the open meetings law.
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 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 continuation of the Red River Boundary Commission.
Relating to the regulation of radioactive waste; reducing a surcharge; reducing a fee.
Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to allowing parents and guardians to elect for a student to repeat or retake a course or grade.
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 designation of the portion of United States Highway 54 in El Paso County as the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway.
Relating to the beginning and ending possession times in certain standard possession orders in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.
Relating to the protection of expressive rights of student organizations at public institutions of higher education.
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 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 continuation and functions of the Commission on Jail Standards.
Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
Relating to airport police forces, including the authority to commission peace officers and the rights, privileges, and duties of those officers.
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 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 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 securitizing costs associated with electric markets; granting authority to issue bonds.
Relating to a transferability report card for certain public institutions of higher education.
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 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 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 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 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 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 licensing and examination requirements for persons engaged in liquefied petroleum gas activities.
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 extreme weather preparedness of critical electric and natural gas infrastructure; authorizing administrative penalties.
Relating to the powers and duties of certain property owners' associations.
Relating to the regulation of electric vehicle supply equipment; requiring an occupational registration; authorizing fees; authorizing an administrative 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 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 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 certain vocational nursing students providing essential services during a declared state of disaster.
Relating to guardians ad litem for children who are in the juvenile justice system and the child protective services system.
Relating to a public outreach campaign for aging adults with visual impairments.
Relating to a Texas Medical Board complaint for a violation described by Section 22.011(b)(12), Penal Code.
Relating to reports on the prevalence of eating disorders and eating disorder-related deaths in this state.
Relating to prevention and early intervention programs and practices.
Relating to a personal protective equipment reserve advisory committee established by the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
Relating to the regulation of providers of certain Medicaid services to persons with an intellectual or developmental disability.
Relating to maintaining an electronic directory of contact information for Medicaid managed care program recipients.
Relating to the content of an application for Medicaid.
Relating to placing a child in the possessory conservatorship of the child's parents in certain situations.
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.
Relating to remedial plans issued by the State Board of Dental Examiners to address complaints against dentists and dental hygienists.
Relating to the composition of the Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council.
Relating to eligibility for certain benefits provided under public assistance programs.
Relating to the award of health plan provider contracts under Medicaid managed care.
Relating to implementation of certain health care provider initiatives and measures designed to reduce costs and improve recipient health outcomes under Medicaid.
Relating to a study on streamlining public safety net programs to reduce costs and improve outcomes for recipients under the programs.
Relating to the regulation of certain direct sales of food to consumers and a limitation on the fee amount for certain permits.
Relating to a competitive and integrated employment initiative for certain Medicaid recipients.
Relating to the provision of home dialysis care by a dialysis technician.
Relating to rates established by municipalities for water and sewer services.
Relating to the possession, transportation, and release of certain nonindigenous snakes; increasing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the boundaries of, and validating certain acts and proceedings of, the Driftwood Conservation District.
Relating to the control of diseases of swine.
Relating to appellate jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission regarding certain water or sewer utility fees.
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.
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.
Relating to the residence address of a voter for purposes of a response to a confirmation notice sent by the voter registrar.
Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.
Relating to the administration of and certain procedures under the Title IV-D program for child support enforcement.
Relating to the definition of abuse of a child.
Relating to the filing of certain reports of political contributions and expenditures.
Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship and the calculation and enforcement of child support.
Relating to standardized forms and materials for the issuance of protective orders, magistrate's orders for emergency protection, and temporary ex parte orders.
Relating to the safety of bulk storage vessels.
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.
Relating to prohibiting contracts or other agreements with certain foreign-owned companies in connection with critical infrastructure in this state.
Relating to a strategic plan to address hyperemesis gravidarum.
Relating to the regulation of child-care facilities and foster care placements and services and the creation of the Office of Community-Based Care Transition.
Relating to the service of a notice of assessment by the Texas Workforce Commission under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.
Relating to the procedure for conducting surveys of public land, including the requirements regarding field notes and coordinate systems.
Relating to the eligibility of certain events for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.
Relating to the establishment of a task force to evaluate state-owned artifact collections.
Relating to the applicability of the Texas Fair Housing Act to certain sales and rentals.
Relating to the eligibility of the National Hot Rod Association Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.
Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.
Relating to the main street program administered by the Texas Historical Commission.
Relating to an annual report submitted to the comptroller by a county that imposes certain hotel occupancy taxes.
Relating to the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site; authorizing fees.
Relating to the creation of the opioid abatement account and to a statewide opioid settlement agreement.
Relating to a biennial report on the investment returns of the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to the resumption of employment by certain retirees within the Texas Municipal Retirement System.
Relating to requiring the inclusion of certain proposals in reports on the actuarial experience of the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to filing fees for certain candidates for office in primary elections.
Relating to the rights and duties of parents and the protection of parental rights in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
Relating to the social studies curriculum in public schools.
Relating to the date by which a seller must provide resale and exemption certificates to the comptroller in connection with a sales and use tax audit.
Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.
Relating to the municipal disannexation of certain areas formerly designated as a census designated place.
Relating to the authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain political subdivisions and other public entities.
Relating to the applicability of the exemptions in the event of a disaster from certain limitations on the ad valorem tax rate of a taxing unit.
Relating to the applicability of the temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.
Relating to the determination that certain property is used as an aid or facility incidental to or useful in the operation or development of a port or waterway or in aid of navigation-related commerce for purposes of the application of certain ad valorem tax laws.
Relating to qualifications for the directors of the Dallas County Flood Control District No. 1.
Relating to the creation of the River Farm Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Bell County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 79; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the appointment and terms of the board of the hospital managers of the Dallas County Hospital District.
Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 80; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 82; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to procedures for the dissolution of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3.
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 581; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
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.
Relating to the authority of a municipality to add property to a common characteristic public improvement district.
Relating to the advertising and promotion of a state purchasing program for local governments.
Relating to the electronic delivery of certain communications and payments required or permitted under the Property Tax Code; authorizing a fee.
Relating to certain rights of crime victims.
Relating to prohibiting peace officers from using neck restraints during a search or arrest.
Relating to restrictions on municipal regulation in certain areas.
Relating to the establishment of the election integrity division in the office of the attorney general.
Relating to developing a strategic plan for the improvement and expansion of high-quality bilingual education.
Relating to the inclusion of suicide prevention information on certain student identification cards issued by a public school or public institution of higher education.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for recipients of the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal.
Relating to the requirements of an affidavit supporting the installation and use of a mobile tracking device.
Relating to the composition and duties of the capital and forensic writs committee.
Relating to the confidentiality of and discovery procedures relating to certain material regarding the protection or security of a witness; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to adoption by law enforcement agencies of a mental health leave policy for peace officers.
Relating to the imposition and collection of fines, fees, and court costs in criminal cases.
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.
Relating to certain criminal offenses related to highways and motor vehicles; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the punishment for trafficking of persons, online solicitation of a minor, and prostitution and warning signs regarding certain penalties for trafficking of persons; increasing criminal penalties.
Relating to the prosecution and detention of a juvenile who engages in delinquent conduct or commits a felony offense while committed to the custody of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.
Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 3 in Harris County as the Vanessa Guillen Memorial Highway.
Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to provide road services on federal military property.
Relating to an annual permit for certain equipment used to apply paint to roadways; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the powers of certain freight rail districts.
Relating to the offense of operating certain vehicles without a license plate.
Relating to the operation of golf carts in certain areas.
Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to the course information required to be posted on a public institution of higher education's Internet website.
Relating to creating a mental health task force to study mental health services provided at institutions of higher education.
Relating to creating an electronic application system for state student financial assistance.
Relating to including work colleges in the TexShare library consortium.
Relating to the enforcement of laws relating to elections.
Relating to a false statement made to illegally acquire a firearm; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to identification requirements for early voting by mail.
Relating to the authority to request attorney general advice on questions relating to actions in which the state is interested.
Relating to restrictions on the age of persons employed by or allowed on the premises of a sexually oriented business; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the authority of a health benefit plan sponsor to consent to electronic delivery of certain communications on behalf of a party enrolled in the plan.
Relating to the authority of a governmental body impacted by a catastrophe to temporarily suspend the requirements of the public information law.
Relating to the date of dissolution of the Save Historic Muny District.
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 578; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 201; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 579; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 207; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 205; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 183; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to motor vehicle size and weight limitations.
Relating to the establishment of certain programs to facilitate early high school graduation and enrollment at public institutions of higher education and to the repeal of the Early High School Graduation Scholarship program.
Relating to the grant of a 99-year lease of certain state property and certain easements to the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Relating to the payment of fees and costs associated with driver education and safety courses and driver's license examinations for foster children or youth, former foster children or youth, and youth experiencing homelessness.
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to receive certain tax revenue derived from certain establishments related to a hotel and convention center project and to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to the project.
Relating to eligibility for job-training programs provided under the self-sufficiency fund.
Relating to authorizing certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax and the use of revenue from that tax.
Relating to improper unemployment compensation benefits refunded by a claimant to the Texas Workforce Commission.
Relating to establishing reimbursement rates for certain child-care providers participating in the subsidized child-care program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission.
Relating to causes of action for withholding payments of the proceeds from the sale of oil and gas production.
Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal.
Relating to methods by which a claimant may check the status of a claim for unemployment compensation benefits filed with the Texas Workforce Commission.
Relating to the creation of an inclusive sports program by the University Interscholastic League to provide students with intellectual disabilities access to team sports.
Relating to requiring the Texas Education Agency to provide identification kits to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools for distribution to the parent or legal custodian of certain students.
Relating to emergent bilingual students in public schools.
Relating to the state virtual school network; changing a fee.
Relating to insurer restrictions and duties regarding repair of a motor vehicle covered under an insurance policy.
Relating to cancellation of certain property and casualty insurance policies for the insured's failure to cooperate in a claim investigation, settlement, or defense.
Relating to the prevention of and the reporting of incidents of bullying committed by public school students.
Relating to the award of grants by the Texas Workforce Commission to facilitate the participation of certain veterans and military personnel in apprenticeship training programs.
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities.
Relating to the disclosure of certain information regarding textbooks and learning content management systems by certain institutions of higher education.
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.
Relating to the possession and administration of certain vaccines by a home and community support services agency or its employees.
Relating to the performance of pest control work by persons who hold a commercial or noncommercial applicator license issued by the Department of Agriculture.
Relating to the detection and mitigation of plant pests and diseases.
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.
Relating to the computation of the replenishment ratio used to determine an employer's unemployment compensation contribution tax rate.
Relating to state agency and local government compliance with cybersecurity training requirements.
Relating to the alternate provisions for ad valorem tax rate notices when the de minimis rate of a taxing unit exceeds the voter-approval tax rate.
Relating to the authority of a county to require electronic bids or proposals for competitive bidding.
Relating to neglect of a child and the grounds for termination of the parent-child relationship and possession of a child by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to measures to facilitate the award of postsecondary course credit leading to workforce credentialing based on military experience, education, and training.
Relating to state occupational licensing of certain military veterans and military spouses.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor recipients of the Presidential Service Badge.
Relating to toll collection and enforcement on state highway toll lanes by entities other than the Texas Department of Transportation.
Relating to the name of the statewide alert system for certain missing adults.
Relating to the designation of the portion of State Highway 3 in Dickinson as the Sergeant Andrew James Creighton Memorial Highway.
Relating to the administration of unclaimed property.
Relating to the participation of the medical school at the University of Houston and the college of osteopathic medicine at Sam Houston State University in the Joint Admission Medical Program.
Relating to the operations and functions of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to procurement by a political subdivision of a contingent fee contract for legal services.
Relating to the rule against perpetuities.
Relating to annual continuing education requirements for certain court clerks.
Relating to the eligibility of the Concacaf Gold Cup for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.
Relating to the jurisdiction and management of the Star of the Republic Museum by the Texas Historical Commission.
Relating to liability coverage under a personal automobile insurance policy for a temporary vehicle provided to an insured by an automobile repair facility.
Relating to service contracts for leased or purchased motor vehicles.
Relating to the removal of an alcoholic beverage by an ultimate consumer from the premises of a mixed beverage permit holder.
Relating to an exemption for certain cemeteries from cemetery location restrictions.
Relating to the sale of wholesale indexed products by retail electric providers.
Relating to the expansion of the Texas Innovative Adult Career Education (ACE) Grant Program to include certain nonprofit organizations providing job training to veterans.