Senate Floor Action for 5/4/2021



May 4, 2021

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

SB 504 Miles

Relating to authority of a county fire marshal to inspect group homes and assisted living facilities; authorizing a fee; creating a criminal offense.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 838 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the authorization by a school district or open-enrollment charter school for a person to carry or possess a weapon on school premises for purposes of safety and security.

SB 1109 West/ et al.

Relating to requiring public schools to provide instruction and materials and adopt policies relating to the prevention of child abuse, family violence, and dating violence.

SB 1149 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the transition of case management for children and pregnant women program services and Healthy Texas Women program services to a managed care program.

SB 1357 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to deadlines associated with proposing and adopting a budget for certain counties.

SB 1436 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the appeal of a determination by the comptroller of public accounts of a protest of the comptroller's findings in a study of school district property values.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1616 Bettencourt

Relating to powers and duties of governmental entities during a public health disaster; providing civil penalties.

SB 1921 (CS)Lucio

Relating to Medicaid reimbursement for the provision of certain behavioral health and physical health services.

SB 1942 (LC)Gutierrez

Relating to the creation of public facility corporations and requirements applicable to public facility corporations.

SB 2026 (CS)Taylor/ et al.

Relating to instruction on informed American patriotism in public schools.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 17 Deshotel/ Paddie/ Reynolds/ Perez/ Harris/ et al. SP: Birdwell

Relating to a restriction on the regulation of utility services and infrastructure based on the energy source to be used or delivered.

HB 33 (LC)Dominguez/ Tinderholt/ Morales, Eddie/ Ellzey/ Cortez/ et al. SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to measures to facilitate the award of postsecondary course credit leading to workforce credentialing based on military experience, education, and training.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1033 (LC)Oliverson/ Shaheen/ et al. SP: Hancock

Relating to prescription drug price disclosure; authorizing a fee; providing an administrative penalty.

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

SB 1365 (CS)Bettencourt

Relating to public school organization, accountability, and fiscal management.

5 Floor Amendments

Committee referral on the following:

HB 8 Pacheco/ White/ Dean/ Guillen/ Collier/ et al.

Relating to access by a hiring law enforcement agency to an applicant's employment records.


HB 14 Goldman/ Herrero/ Geren/ Anchia/ Craddick/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Texas Electricity Supply Chain Security and Mapping Committee.


HB 451 Moody

Relating to persons authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony.


HB 460 Shaheen/ Noble/ Harless/ Morales, Eddie/ Minjarez

Relating to the solicitation of pen pals by certain inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice

HB 548 Frank/ Lozano/ Guillen/ Buckley/ Morales, Eddie/ et al.

Relating to the licensing of certain military veterans as health care providers to practice in underserved areas.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security

HB 559 White/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to a fishing license fee waiver for certain residents.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 763 Toth

Relating to the handling of illicit alcoholic beverages seized by a peace officer.

Business & Commerce

HB 964 Darby/ Geren/ King, Tracy O./ Craddick/ Leman/ et al.

Relating to the treatment, recycling for beneficial use, or disposal of drill cuttings.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 999 Bernal/ Patterson

Relating to the use of individual graduation committees for certain high school students.


HB 1213 Darby

Relating to court reporter costs incurred in a hearing or proceeding for the involuntary detention of a person with mental illness.


HB 1239 Sanford/ Metcalf/ Raymond/ Slawson/ Noble/ et al.

Relating to the prohibited suspension of laws protecting religious freedom and prohibited closure of places of worship.

State Affairs

HB 1276 Parker/ Geren/ Cain/ Allison/ et al.

Relating to the sale of certain food by food service establishments.

Health & Human Services

HB 1341 Leach/ Pacheco/ Cortez

Relating to waivers for entrance fees to state parks for resident first responders, military service members, and veterans.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 1342 Leach

Relating to the provision of certain health information and other information to school districts and other participating entities in the Texas school employees uniform group health coverage program.


HB 1365 Clardy

Relating to the procedure for transferring certain cases and proceedings between courts.


HB 1382 Bucy/ Morales Shaw/ Ortega/ et al.

Relating to the availability of certain information regarding early voting.

State Affairs

HB 1434 Oliverson/ Hull/ Howard/ Collier/ Johnson, Julie/ et al.

Relating to limitations on pelvic examinations; authorizing disciplinary action, including an administrative penalty.

Health & Human Services

HB 1490 Dean/ Frank/ Gates/ et al.

Relating to notice of the cash price of certain health care services by certain hospitals.

Business & Commerce

HB 1496 VanDeaver

Relating to requiring school districts to report management fees under certain cooperative purchasing contracts.


HB 1525 Huberty/ VanDeaver/ King, Ken/ Dutton/ González, Mary/ et al.

Relating to the public school finance system.


HB 1543 Parker

Relating to certain procedural requirements for public improvement districts and transfers of property located in public improvement districts.

Local Government

HB 1693 Shaheen/ Paul/ Harless/ Johnson, Jarvis/ Murphy

Relating to access to the financial responsibility verification program by justice and municipal courts.


HB 1752 Oliverson/ Thierry

Relating to benefit review conferences under the Texas workers' compensation system.

Business & Commerce

HB 1757 Krause/ Sherman, Sr./ Ramos

Relating to recordings of peace officer performance of official duties and interactions with the public; creating a criminal offense.


HB 1777 Oliverson

Relating to disclosures and standards required for certain annuity transactions and benefits under certain annuity contracts.

Business & Commerce

HB 1849 Sanford/ Swanson/ Krause

Relating to the modification of an order establishing the conservatorship or possession of or access to a child after a conservator's death.

State Affairs

HB 1903 Walle/ Bonnen/ Coleman

Relating to the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact; authorizing fees.

Health & Human Services

HB 1958 González, Mary/ Burns/ Anderson/ Stucky/ Buckley/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of livestock export-import processing facilities; creating a criminal offense.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 1993 Holland/ Cain/ Patterson/ Talarico/ Lambert

Relating to certain seller's disclosures for the sale of residential real property.

Business & Commerce

HB 2057 Klick

Relating to the timing of changes to county election precincts.

State Affairs

HB 2058 Klick

Relating to age-appropriate normalcy activities for children in the managing conservatorship of the state.

Health & Human Services

HB 2093 Cortez/ Oliverson/ et al.

Relating to including certain licensed physician assistants in the definition of non-physician mental health professional for purposes of certain provisions applicable to non-physician mental health professionals.

Health & Human Services

HB 2120 Bell, Keith/ Tinderholt/ VanDeaver/ Buckley/ et al.

Relating to school district hearings regarding complaints.


HB 2201 Ashby/ Guillen

Relating to the location of pits used in the production of oil and gas.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2211 Metcalf/ Bonnen/ Moody/ Oliverson/ Klick/ et al.

Relating to in-person visitation with hospital patients during certain periods of disaster.

Health & Human Services

HB 2240 Smithee

Relating to the disbursement of funds from a trust fund account by a title insurance company, title insurance agent, or escrow officer.

Business & Commerce

HB 2318 Geren

Relating to the content and numbering of propositions on the ballot.

State Affairs

HB 2398 Meyer

Relating to the administration and collection of sales and use taxes and certain fees applicable to sales involving marketplace providers.


HB 2415 Meyer/ Burrows/ Johnson, Ann

Relating to the collection, remittance, and administration of certain taxes on motor vehicles rented through a marketplace rental provider; imposing a penalty.


HB 2450 Vasut/ et al.

Relating to antique outboard motors.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 2519 Darby/ Huberty/ Murr/ Dutton/ Talarico/ et al.

Relating to matters regarding educators, including the composition of the State Board for Educator Certification, the issuance of certain sanctions by the board, and a public school teacher's notification of resignation from employment.


HB 2530 Ashby

Relating to the rate of interest on certain tax refunds.


HB 2610 Harless

Relating to the deadline to begin a county fire code inspection in certain counties.

Local Government

HB 2625 Noble/ Guillen/ Thierry/ Collier/ Meyer/ et al.

Relating to excluding the furnishing of an academic transcript from the definition of "information service" for purposes of sales and use taxes.


HB 2640 King, Tracy O./ Morales, Eddie

Relating to authorizing certain political subdivisions to change the date on which their general election for officers is held.

State Affairs

HB 2658 Frank

Relating to the operation and administration of the Medicaid managed care program, including requirements for and reimbursement of managed care organizations.

Health & Human Services

HB 2698 Kuempel

Relating to covers or barriers on the windows and doors of and other obstructions of the view of certain alcoholic beverage retailers.

Business & Commerce

HB 2819 Smithee

Relating to temporary licenses for insurance professionals.

Business & Commerce

HB 2840 Longoria/ Guerra

Relating to the inapplicability of state citrus fruit maturity standards to grapefruit and oranges processed for juice.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 2896 Bonnen

Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue and allocation of accrued interest on dedicated revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.


HB 2920 Lozano

Relating to a grace period for payment of premiums on insurance policies renewed by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

Business & Commerce

HB 2957 Geren

Relating to inspections and examinations by the Railroad Commission of Texas of certain sites and facilities conducted using unmanned aircraft.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 3041 Frank/ Minjarez/ Hull/ Gates/ et al.

Relating to the provision of certain services by the Department of Family and Protective Services as an alternative to removing a child and certain procedures with respect to children in the managing conservatorship of the department.

Health & Human Services

HB 3120 Capriglione/ Guillen/ Patterson/ Button

Relating to the eligibility of an injured employee for lifetime income benefits under the workers' compensation system.

Business & Commerce

HB 3165 Meyer

Relating to an affirmative defense to an allegation of truant conduct.

Criminal Justice

HB 3394 Metcalf

Relating to determining the incapacity of a guardian.


HB 3399 Ortega/ Lopez

Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to provide road services on federal military property.


HB 3428 Krause/ Cason

Relating to the compensation of criminal law magistrates appointed for certain district courts and criminal county courts at law in Tarrant County.


HB 3429 Harris

Relating to inspection requirements for buyer's temporary tags for vehicles sold to nonresident buyers of certain vehicles.


HB 3442 Anderson/ Guillen/ Stucky/ Buckley/ Rogers/ et al.

Relating to complaints filed with the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 3616 Johnson, Ann

Relating to the regulation of massage therapy.

Business & Commerce

HB 3622 Hefner/ Cook

Relating to the eligibility of certain physicians to provide and receive remuneration for workers' compensation health care services.

Business & Commerce

HB 3644 Ashby/ Toth/ Patterson/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a memorial monument dedicated to emergency medical services personnel on the Capitol grounds.


HB 3769 Smithee

Relating to required disclosures for certain occupational insurance policies.

Business & Commerce

HB 3786 Holland

Relating to the authority of the comptroller to send, or to require the submission to the comptroller of, certain ad valorem tax-related items electronically.


HB 3799 Metcalf/ Button/ Ashby

Relating to the exemption from sales and use taxes for items sold by a nonprofit organization at a county fair.


HB 3801 Metcalf

Relating to desired future conditions for groundwater that are declared unreasonable.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 3849 Slawson/ Anchia

Relating to the requirements for the regulation of state trust companies.

Business & Commerce

HB 3850 Slawson/ Anchia

Relating to the regulation of state banks.

Business & Commerce

HB 3961 Spiller/ Frank/ Bell, Keith/ et al.

Relating to required posting of information regarding the office of the state long-term care ombudsman on certain long-term care facilities' Internet websites.

Health & Human Services

HB 4218 Craddick

Relating to a cause of action for the bad faith washout of an overriding royalty interest in an oil and gas lease.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 4344 Jetton

Relating to the dismissal of a complaint filed with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.


HB 4548 Burns/ Guillen/ Morales, Eddie

Relating to the issuance of oversize or overweight permits for vehicles transporting agricultural commodities during or preceding a disaster.