Senate Floor Action for 3/31/2021



March 31, 2021

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

SB 5 (CS)Nichols/ Hancock/ Perry/ West/ et al.

Relating to the expansion of broadband services to certain areas.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 24 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the procedures required before a law enforcement agency hires a peace officer.

SB 30 (LC)West/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ et al.

Relating to the removal of certain discriminatory restrictions and provisions from certain real property records.

SB 244 (LC)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to the application of the open meetings law to the board of directors of certain tax reinvestment zones.

SB 291 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the posting of certain project information at a commercial building construction site.

SB 507 (CS)Nichols/ et al.

Relating to an accommodation process authorizing the use of state highway rights-of-way by broadband-only providers.

SB 516 Huffman/ et al.

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of criminal mischief involving impairment or interruption of access to an automated teller machine.

SB 788 (CS) (LC)Creighton/ Powell/ et al.

Relating to the development of model data-sharing agreements for sharing certain student information between public schools, public and private institutions of higher education, and other entities.

SB 809 (CS)Kolkhorst/ Bettencourt/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ Creighton/ et al.

Relating to health care institution reporting of federal money received for the coronavirus disease public health emergency.

SB 884 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the management and operation by The University of Texas System of a multi-institution center in the city of Laredo.

SB 930 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the disclosure of certain information regarding the occurrence of communicable diseases in residential facilities.

SB 1103 (LC)Seliger

Relating to the regulation of nurse aides; requiring an occupational registration.

SB 1137 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the required disclosure by hospitals of prices for hospital services and items; providing administrative penalties.

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

SB 650 Campbell/ et al.

Relating to prohibited logistical support by a governmental entity for procurement of an abortion or the services of an abortion provider.

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

SB 7 (CS)Hughes/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to elections, including election integrity and security; creating a criminal offense; providing civil penalties.

15 Floor Amendments

SB 155 Perry/ et al.

Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens and nonresidents excused or disqualified from jury service.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 214 Perry

Recognizing March 31, 2021, as Lubbock Day.

SR 215 Perry

Recognizing Eddie McBride on the occasion of his retirement.

The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.