REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
May 11, 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 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
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 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.
Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.
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 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 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 the protection of expressive rights of student organizations at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Commission on Jail Standards.
Relating to the continuation of the Trade Agricultural Inspection Grant Program.
Relating to securitizing costs associated with electric markets; granting authority to issue bonds.
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 provision of and professional liability insurance coverage for gender transitioning or gender reassignment medical procedures and treatments for certain children.
Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee for the TexNet seismic monitoring program.
Relating to requiring the board of trustees of each school district to create a nonvoting student trustee position on the board.
Relating to the composition of the Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council.
Relating to the possession, transportation, and release of certain nonindigenous snakes; increasing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.
Relating to the applicability of the Texas Fair Housing Act to certain sales and rentals.
Relating to the rights and duties of parents and the protection of parental rights in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
Relating to restrictions on municipal regulation in certain areas.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for recipients of the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal.
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 the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to provide road services on federal military property.
Relating to the operation of golf carts in certain areas.
Relating to including work colleges in the TexShare library consortium.
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 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 the state online learning system; changing a fee.
Relating to measures to assist small and rural school districts in implementing a collegiate model and expanding broadband access, including the establishment of the Rural Schools and Communities Technical Assistance Center and a grant program.
Relating to the establishment of the State Advisory Council on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.
Relating to increasing the maximum reference base amount for certain consumer loans.
Relating to referrals to and consent to services under certain programs designed to serve pregnant women and families.
Relating to the appeal of rates charged for water or sewer service by certain retail public utilities.
Relating to the offense of failure to comply with an order from a fire marshal and the authority of certain county employees to issue citations for certain violations; changing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the dissolution of the Angelina County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4.
Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used by or for recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs.
Relating to the authority of the Tarrant County Hospital District or a nonprofit corporation formed by the district regarding certain technology or intellectual property owned by or licensed to the district or corporation.
Relating to the operations and administration of the El Paso County Hospital District.
Relating to the Texas Free Enterprise and Antitrust Act of 1983.
Relating to a border operations training program for peace officers employed by local law enforcement agencies.
Relating to measures to facilitate the successful completion of degree and certificate programs by certain adult learners at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to providing information to undergraduate students regarding certain fixed or flat tuition rates provided by certain institutions of higher education.
Relating to an interstate compact on border security and immigration enforcement.
Relating to a leave pool for school district employees.
Relating to providing mental health services and mental health education to public school students at school-based health centers.
Relating to improving training and staff development for primary and secondary educators to enable them to more effectively serve all students.
Relating to an election to revoke a county equalization tax imposed in certain counties.
Relating to class size limits for prekindergarten classes provided by or on behalf of public schools.
Relating to measures to support the alignment of education and workforce development in the state with state workforce needs, including the establishment of the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative.
Relating to providing high-quality tutoring services to public school students, including the creation of the Texas Tutor Corps program, and the use of the compensatory education allotment for certain tutoring services programs.
Relating to the provision of benefits to certain Medicaid recipients with complex medical needs.
Relating to the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance.
Relating to the criminal offense of interference with child custody and a peace officer's duties with respect to that offense; increasing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the repeal of certain provisions related to health and human services.
Relating to approval for certain projects related to bridges over the Rio Grande.
Relating to the regulation of certain retail electric products.
Relating to itemized billing for health care services and supplies provided by health care providers.
Relating to step therapy protocols required by health benefit plans for coverage of prescription drugs for serious mental illnesses.
Relating to certain regulations adopted by governmental entities regarding land use restrictions and building products, materials, or methods used in the construction or renovation of residential or commercial buildings.
Relating to disclosures regarding indemnification obligations and insurance coverage in connection with provision of services pertaining to wells or mines by certain subcontractors.
Relating to the numbering and signing of ballots by early voting clerks and deputy early voting clerks.
Relating to the management of polling place locations during a continuous period for voting.
Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities for certain projects.
Relating to the resilience of the electric grid and certain municipalities.
Relating to the repeal of the authority of political subdivisions to adopt or enforce juvenile curfews.
Relating to the unlawful disclosure of an autopsy image or other visual depiction; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the acquisition of real property or construction of buildings for the purpose of operating the Texas Bullion Depository.
Relating to the reassignment of the carryforward designation of certain private activity bonds.
Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry.
Relating to the sale of wine and beer on Sundays.
Relating to the use of certain tax revenue to acquire, construct, enhance, upgrade, operate, and maintain convention center facilities, multipurpose arenas, venues, and spaceport and spacecraft observation facilities in certain municipalities.
Relating to the definition of "closing" for purposes of certain private activity bonds.
Relating to the process for determining the Medicaid eligibility of certain former foster care youth.
Relating to restrictions on the use and disclosure of certain genetic material and genetic information; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to a body worn camera program for emergency medical personnel.
Relating to emergency medical services subscription programs and reciprocity agreements between certain air ambulance companies operating a subscription program.
Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a charitable organization that provides services related to the placement of a child in a foster or adoptive home.
Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun.
Relating to the allocation of low income housing tax credits.
Relating to community land trusts.
Relating to the time for the issuance of municipal building permits.
Relating to the creation of the Matthews Ranch Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 of Blanco County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
Relating to eligibility to establish a multiple employer welfare arrangement.
Relating to excluding the value of motor vehicles in determining eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.
Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse's residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person's death.
Relating to an annual audit of the independent organization certified for the ERCOT power region.
Relating to the general manager of the Upper Colorado River Authority.
Relating to partnerships between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and nonprofit entities to promote hunting and fishing by certain veterans.
Relating to a license to carry a handgun for certain young adults who are protected under certain court orders related to family violence.
Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder in a motor vehicle.
Relating to the performance of a real property evaluation for use by certain financial institutions.
Relating to treatment of a patient by a physical therapist without a referral.
Relating to the response and resilience of certain electricity service providers to major weather-related events or other natural disasters; granting authority to issue bonds.
Relating to the creation of criminal offenses involving elections.
Relating to a petition filed for a place on the ballot for the board of directors for the Montgomery County Hospital District.
Relating to public notice of the availability on the Internet of property-tax-related information.
Relating to the definition of personal property for purposes of removing personal property from a roadway or right-of-way.
Relating to the operation of vehicles and certain equipment at railroad grade crossings when on-track equipment is approaching.
Relating to the designation of the portion of U.S. Highway 77 in Refugio County as the Second Lieutenant Lloyd "Pete" Hughes Medal of Honor Memorial Highway.
Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Transportation on the impact of certain classifications of motor vehicle on the roads and bridges of this state.
Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 173 in Bandera County as the Master Sergeant Rodney Lee Buentello Memorial Highway.
Relating to the designation of State Highway 195 as a portion of the national Purple Heart Trail.
Relating to the purchase of cybersecurity insurance coverage by the Texas Department of Transportation.
Relating to the knowledge test required for a commercial driver's license.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor members of the United States Navy SEALs.
Relating to prohibiting discrimination against living organ donors by certain insurers.
Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain counties.
Relating to the election of emergency services commissioners in certain emergency services districts.
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 the online renewal of vehicle registration.
Relating to establishment of the Texas Active Shooter Alert System.
Relating to the use of certain funds derived from criminal asset forfeiture to provide services to domestic victims of trafficking.
Relating to the creation of a specialty treatment court for certain individuals residing with a child who is the subject of a juvenile court case.
Relating to credit toward payment of a fine and costs for certain misdemeanants confined in jail or prison before sentencing.
Relating to Texas Department of Criminal Justice transfer facilities.
Relating to the eligibility of emergency service dispatchers to participate in a public safety employees treatment court program.
Relating to the requirement for a deputy sheriff, reserve deputy sheriff, deputy constable, or reserve deputy constable to take an official oath.
Relating to methods to send applications and orders for sealing juvenile records.
Relating to the duties of a law enforcement agency regarding missing children and missing persons and to the duties of a justice of the peace or other investigator regarding unidentified bodies.
Relating to accompanying and filming peace officers of state and local law enforcement agencies for producing reality television programs.
Relating to the presence of a qualified facility dog in certain court proceedings.
Relating to the review date for certain governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.
Relating to designating November 7 as Victims of Communism Day.
Relating to the purchasing of the uniform of certain honorably retired or medically discharged peace officers.
Relating to the establishment of a memorial monument dedicated to emergency medical services personnel on the Capitol grounds.
Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in public entertainment facilities and zones.
Relating to the continuation of the Red River Boundary Commission.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor members of the United States Army Special Forces.
Relating to the continuation of the Trade Agricultural Inspection Grant Program.
Relating to the use of individual graduation committees and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.
Relating to the eligibility of certain children who are or were in foster care for free prekindergarten programs in public schools.
Relating to behavior improvement plans and behavioral intervention plans for certain public school students and notification and documentation requirements regarding certain behavior management techniques.
Relating to the establishment of a Texas Police Service Animals Memorial Monument in the Capitol Complex.
Relating to fees charged by certain persons for the method used for payments made under an agreement.
Relating to notice requirements for a leased dwelling located in a floodplain.
Relating to a summary of a rule proposed by a state agency.
Relating to the rental and operation of electric generation equipment.
Relating to an exemption for certain cemeteries from cemetery location restrictions.
Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages in areas annexed by certain municipalities.
Relating to residential and commercial building requirements of municipalities, counties, and emergency services districts.
Relating to consent for the use or possession of personal identifying information under the Identity Theft Enforcement and Protection Act.
Relating to restricting the use of personally identifiable student information by an operator of a website, online service, online application, or mobile application used for a school purpose and providing an exemption from certain restrictions for a national assessment provider.
Relating to military readiness for purposes of the indicators of achievement under the public school accountability system and the college, career, or military readiness outcomes bonus under the Foundation School Program.
Relating to the contractual relationship between a pharmacist or pharmacy and a health benefit plan issuer or pharmacy benefit manager.
Relating to the carrying of holstered handguns by handgun license holders.
Relating to the time for making required reports of deceased residents of this state to a voter registrar and to the secretary of state.
Relating to certain procedures regarding court-ordered financial support for a child in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to the jury charge and jury findings in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.
Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases.
Relating to the required disclosure of entities with an ownership interest in a vendor of voting system equipment.
Relating to the prohibited suspension of laws protecting religious freedom and prohibited closure of places of worship.
Relating to indicators of achievement under the public school accountability system.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the regulation of on-site sewage disposal systems on certain leased land that is owned by the federal government.
Relating to the administration of apprenticeship training programs.
Relating to oil and gas liens.
Relating to the period for which certain land owned by a religious organization for the purpose of expanding a place of religious worship or constructing a new place of religious worship may be exempted from ad valorem taxation.
Relating to the eligibility of land to continue to be appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land if the land is temporarily used for sand mining operations; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the rate of interest on certain tax refunds.
Relating to the authority of the comptroller to send, or to require the submission to the comptroller of, certain ad valorem tax-related items electronically.
Relating to the training and education of appraisal review board members.
Relating to the exemption from sales and use taxes for items sold by a nonprofit organization at a county fair.
Relating to the authority of a development corporation created by the Gulf Coast Authority to finance certain projects.
Relating to a microchip scan of animals in the custody of an animal shelter or releasing agency, including an animal rescue organization.
Relating to the municipal fees charged to certain air conditioning and refrigeration contractors.
Relating to the appointment of appraisal review board members.
Relating to a limitation on liability and sanctions in connection with certain prescribed burns.
Relating to the use of the water infrastructure fund.
Relating to the construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and removal of dams by the Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District.
Relating to public school attendance and promotion requirements for students diagnosed with or undergoing related treatment for severe or life-threatening illnesses.