Senate Floor Action for 4/22/2021



April 22, 2021

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

SB 68 (CS)Miles/ et al.

Relating to a duty for peace officers to intervene and make a report when a peace officer uses excessive force.

SB 1102 (CS) (LC)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Reskilling and Upskilling through Education (TRUE) Program to support workforce education.

SB 1385 (CS)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the compensation and professional representation of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs at certain institutions of higher education.

3 Floor Amendments

SB 1449 Bettencourt/ Creighton/ Hancock/ Hinojosa/ Johnson/ et al.

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.

SB 1615 (CS)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to the adult high school charter school program.

SB 2212 West/ Huffman/ Miles/ Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the duty of a peace officer to request and render aid for an injured person.

1 Floor Amendment

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

SB 1158 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to state contracts with and investments in social media companies that censor political speech.

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

SB 1675 (CS)Campbell/ Bettencourt/ Buckingham/ Hall/ Hancock/ et al.

Relating to procedures for early voting by mail.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 268 Miles/ West

Recognizing 100 Black Men of America for its history of service to African American youth.

Committee referral on the following:

SB 2224 Schwertner

Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a handgun or other firearm by a Texas resident who is 21 years of age or older and is not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm and to handgun licensing; increasing criminal penalties; creating a criminal offense.


Committee re-referral on the following:

HB 1510 Metcalf/ Moody/ Burrows/ Paddie/ Hefner/ et al.

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.

Re-referred from Jurisprudence to Business & Commerce