SENATE FLOOR ACTION
April 20, 2021
The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:
Relating to the criminal offense of fraudulent securing of document execution.
Relating to the use of hypnotically induced statements in a criminal trial.
1 Floor Amendment
Relating to disclosure under the public information law of certain records of an appraisal district.
Relating to the filing of certain reports by distributors of certain off-highway vehicles purchased outside this state; providing civil penalties.
Relating to the disclosure of appraisal reports in connection with the use of eminent domain authority.
Relating to certain requirements in connection with the acquisition of real property for public use by an entity with eminent domain authority.
Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity.
Relating to the creation of the urban air mobility advisory committee.
Relating to requiring sexually oriented businesses to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify; creating a criminal offense.
1 Floor Amendment
Relating to a requirement for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to report certain student loan data.
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.
Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to authorize certain degree programs offered by private postsecondary educational institutions.
Relating to establishing a system for the sharing of information regarding cyber attacks or other cybersecurity incidents occurring in schools in this state.
1 Floor Amendment
Relating to the payment of delinquent ad valorem taxes on property subject to a tax sale.
Relating to the enforcement of insurance laws, including laws governing the unauthorized business of insurance; authorizing administrative penalties.
Relating to motor vehicle titles.
Relating to the municipal or county regulation of residential detention facilities for immigrant or refugee children.
The Senate suspended the regular order, read third time and finally passed:
Relating to recovery of medical or health care expenses in civil actions.
The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:
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.
The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and postponed:
Relating to the protection of expressive rights of student organizations at public institutions of higher education.
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Recognizing April 2021 as Alcohol Responsibility Month.
Recognizing April of 2021 as Autism Acceptance Month.
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.
The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.
Committee referral on the following:
Relating to the continuation of the Red River Boundary Commission.
Relating to ad valorem tax sales of personal property seized under a tax warrant.
Relating to treatment of a patient by a physical therapist without a referral.
Business & Commerce
Relating to relieving regional water planning groups of certain duties.
Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Relating to the possession, transportation, and release of certain nonindigenous snakes; increasing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the election of emergency services commissioners in certain emergency services districts.
Relating to the jurisdiction and management of the Star of the Republic Museum by the Texas Historical Commission.
Natural Resources & Economic Development
Committee re-referral on the following:
Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.
Re-referred from Business & Commerce to Administration