Senate Floor Action for 4/28/2021



April 28, 2021

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

SB 69 (CS)Miles/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting peace officers from using neck restraints during a search or arrest.

SB 162 (CS)Blanco/ et al.

Relating to a false statement made to illegally acquire a firearm; creating a criminal offense.

SB 321 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 390 Eckhardt/ et al.

Relating to the date of dissolution of the Save Historic Muny District.

SB 640 (CS)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to a study on the interoperability needs and technology readiness of behavioral health service providers in this state.

SB 678 (CS)Alvarado/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the small business disaster recovery loan program.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 746 Miles

Relating to requiring the parent of a student enrolled in a school district to provide and update a parent's contact information.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1339 (CS)Zaffirini

Relating to the authority to request attorney general advice on questions relating to actions in which the state is interested.

SB 1349 (CS)Eckhardt/ et al.

Relating to placing a child in the possessory conservatorship of the child's parents in certain situations.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1373 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the imposition and collection of fines, fees, and court costs in criminal cases.

SB 1495 (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to certain criminal offenses related to highways and motor vehicles; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1580 (CS) (LC)Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the use of securitization by electric cooperatives to address certain weather-related extraordinary costs and expenses.

SB 1588 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the powers and duties of certain property owners' associations.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1602 (CS) (LC)Taylor

Relating to nonrenewal of certain property and casualty insurance policies for the insured's failure to cooperate in a claim investigation, settlement, or defense.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1776 (LC)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the inclusion of an elective course on the founding principles of the United States in the curriculum for public high school students and the posting of the founding documents of the United States in public school buildings.

SB 1827 (CS)Huffman/ Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the opioid abatement account and to a statewide opioid settlement agreement.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1865 West

Relating to an annual permit for certain equipment used to apply paint to roadways; authorizing a fee.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2158 (CS) (LC)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to requiring the Texas Education Agency to provide identification kits to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools for distribution to the parent or legal custodian of certain students.

SB 2194 Schwertner/ Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of certain retail electric products.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 567 (LC)Frank/ Noble/ Wu/ Bell, Keith/ Dutton/ et al. SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the procedures and grounds for terminating the parent-child relationship, for taking possession of a child, and for certain hearings in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1024 (LC)Geren/ Holland/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Parker/ Pacheco/ et al. SP: Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the pickup and delivery of alcoholic beverages from certain premises for off-premises consumption.

HB 1585 Lambert/ Canales/ Paddie/ Goldman/ Cyrier/ et al. SP: Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the operations and functions of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

2 Floor Amendments

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

SB 513 Hall/ et al.

Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; creating a criminal offense.

SB 566 Buckingham

Relating to electricity service provided by certain municipally owned utilities.

SB 1111 Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Creighton/ Hall/ Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the residence address of a voter for purposes of a response to a confirmation notice sent by the voter registrar.

SB 1428 Bettencourt

Relating to the applicability of the exemptions in the event of a disaster from certain limitations on the ad valorem tax rate of a taxing unit.

SB 1499 (CS)Buckingham

Relating to the municipal disannexation of certain areas formerly designated as a census designated place.

SB 1508 (CS)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of the election integrity division in the office of the attorney general.

SB 1509 (CS)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to identification requirements for early voting by mail.

SB 1589 (CS)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to the enforcement of laws relating to elections.

SB 1646 (CS)Perry/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the definition of abuse of a child.

SB 2202 (CS)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the social studies curriculum in public schools.

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

SB 247 Perry/ et al.

Relating to discrimination against or burdening certain constitutional rights of an applicant for or holder of a license to practice law in this state.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 741 Birdwell

Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SCR 29 (LC)Miles/ et al.

Expressing commitment to eliminating racially offensive place names and urging the U.S. Board on Geographic Names to approve requests to change racially offensive names of geographic features.

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