Senate Floor Action for 3/30/2021



March 30, 2021

The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:

SB 196 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to prohibited relationships between holders of certain alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.

SB 343 (LC)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of certain information regarding conditions of bond imposed in criminal cases involving family violence.

SB 601 (CS)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the creation and activities of the Texas Produced Water Consortium.

SB 863 Blanco

Relating to the temporary relocation of a residential child-care facility during a declared state of disaster.

SB 872 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the expiration of the dry cleaner environmental response program.

SB 873 (LC)Hancock/ et al.

Relating to disclosure by the comptroller to the purchaser of a business of the amount of tax due.

SB 941 (CS)Buckingham/ et al.

Relating to the adoption of a state scenic byways program.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate suspended the regular order, read third time and finally passed:

SB 8 (CS)Hughes/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to abortion, including abortions after detection of an unborn child's heartbeat; authorizing a private civil right of action.

SB 9 (CS)Paxton/ Bettencourt/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ Hall/ et al.

Relating to prohibition of abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 394 (CS)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to abortion complication reporting and the regulation of drug-induced abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; creating a criminal offense.

SB 802 (CS)Paxton/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Hall/ Hughes/ et al.

Relating to a required resource access assistance offer before an abortion is performed or induced.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1173 Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of abortion, including information regarding perinatal palliative care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; authorizing disciplinary action; providing a civil remedy; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1647 (CS)Perry/ Campbell/ Hall/ et al.

Relating to information regarding perinatal palliative care, regulation of abortion, and the availability of certain defenses to prosecution for homicide and assault offenses; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense.

The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:

SB 12 (CS)Hughes/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Kolkhorst/ Nelson/ et al.

Relating to complaint procedures and disclosure requirements for social media platforms and to the censorship of users' expressions by an interactive computer service.

2 Floor Amendments

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 198 Alvarado

Recognizing March 30, 2021, as Texas Music Advocacy Day.

SR 205 Buckingham

Honoring Texans in the medical community who lost their lives in service as frontline workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

SR 206 Menéndez/ Campbell/ Gutierrez/ Zaffirini

Recognizing March 30 through April 1, 2021, as VIVA San Antonio Days.

SCR 37 Whitmire

Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, and ending on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.