Senate Floor Action for 5/11/2021



May 11, 2021

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

SB 970 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the repeal of certain provisions related to health and human services.

SB 1090 (CS) (LC)Buckingham

Relating to certain regulations adopted by governmental entities regarding land use restrictions and building products, materials, or methods used in the construction or renovation of residential or commercial buildings.

SB 2011 (LC)Menéndez

Relating to the criminal offense of interference with child custody and a peace officer's duties with respect to that offense; increasing a criminal penalty.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2122 (CS) (LC)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to itemized billing for health care services and supplies provided by health care providers.

SB 2243 Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to approval for certain projects related to bridges over the Rio Grande.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 317 (LC)Murr/ Buckley/ Guillen SP: Miles/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting discrimination against living organ donors by certain insurers.

HB 1759 (LC)Krause SP: Hancock

Relating to the operation of vehicles and certain equipment at railroad grade crossings when on-track equipment is approaching.

HB 2494 (LC)Metcalf SP: Nichols

Relating to the election of emergency services commissioners in certain emergency services districts.

HB 2533 (CS) (LC)Darby SP: Nichols

Relating to the performance of a real property evaluation for use by certain financial institutions.

HB 2586 (LC)Thierry/ Paddie/ Harless/ Button/ Goldman/ et al. SP: Hall/ et al.

Relating to an annual audit of the independent organization certified for the ERCOT power region.

HB 2723 (CS) (LC)Meyer/ Shine/ Button SP: Bettencourt

Relating to public notice of the availability on the Internet of property-tax-related information.

HB 2749 (LC)Ellzey SP: Birdwell

Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain counties.

HB 3067 (LC)Buckley/ Wilson SP: Buckingham/ et al.

Relating to the designation of State Highway 195 as a portion of the national Purple Heart Trail.

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

SB 994 Powell/ Blanco/ Eckhardt/ Hinojosa/ Johnson/ et al.

Relating to measures to facilitate the successful completion of degree and certificate programs by certain adult learners at public institutions of higher education.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1254 (CS)Hall/ et al.

Relating to an interstate compact on border security and immigration enforcement.

HB 918 Leman/ White/ Slawson/ Hefner/ Schaefer/ et al. SP: Hughes

Relating to a license to carry a handgun for certain young adults who are protected under certain court orders related to family violence.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 353 Gutierrez

Recognizing the Department of Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 346 Paxton/ et al. SP: Dutton

Relating to the participation of open-enrollment charter schools and eligible nonprofit organizations in the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program.

SB 538 (LC)Blanco/ et al. SP: Longoria

Relating to information technology purchased through the Department of Information Resources.

SB 1338 (LC)Zaffirini SP: Sanford

Relating to disclosure requirements for agreements consenting to municipal annexation.

The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

SB 295 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al. SP: Minjarez

Relating to the confidential and privileged communications and records of victims of certain sexual assault offenses.

Committee referral on the following:

SB 2255 Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ Buckingham/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide telemedicine medical services to certain cancer patients receiving pain management services and supportive palliative care.

Health & Human Services

HB 458 Shaheen/ Neave/ Morales, Eddie/ Krause/ Jetton

Relating to the collection and enforcement of withholding of income for the payment of child support.

State Affairs

HB 504 White

Relating to the sale of fireworks on and before the Juneteenth holiday in certain counties.

Local Government

HB 700 Johnson, Jarvis/ Lopez/ Frank

Relating to the eligibility of foster children to receive college credit for completing the Preparation for Adult Living Program.

Health & Human Services

HB 1090 Bailes/ White/ Rogers

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of real property that was erroneously omitted from an appraisal roll in a previous year.

Local Government

HB 1280 Capriglione/ Klick/ Noble/ Hunter/ Bonnen/ et al.

Relating to prohibition of abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs

HB 1646 Lambert/ Price/ Vo/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to modification of certain prescription drug benefits and coverage offered by certain health benefit plans.

Business & Commerce

HB 1753 Oliverson

Relating to certain required reports under the Texas workers' compensation system.

Business & Commerce

HB 1906 Herrero/ Guillen/ Morales, Eddie

Relating to grants awarded to reimburse counties for the cost of monitoring defendants and victims in criminal cases involving family violence.


HB 2064 Leach

Relating to the amount of a hospital or physician lien on certain causes of action or claims.

State Affairs

HB 2301 Parker/ Meyer/ Shaheen/ Raymond/ Rose/ et al.

Relating to a change of name for participants in the address confidentiality program administered by the office of the attorney general.

State Affairs

HB 2525 Huberty/ Murphy/ Dutton/ Harless/ Walle/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Lake Houston Dredging and Maintenance District; providing the authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments and fees.

Local Government

HB 2535 Sanford/ Burrows/ Guillen/ Bailes/ Spiller

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of real property that includes certain improvements used for the noncommercial production of food for personal consumption.

Local Government

HB 2581 Kacal

Relating to civil works projects and other construction projects of governmental entities.

Business & Commerce

HB 2728 Martinez Fischer/ et al.

Relating to the designation of January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.


HB 2743 Metcalf/ Pacheco

Relating to the salary of certain employees who transfer within a state agency.

Business & Commerce

HB 2807 Rogers

Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 570 in Eastland County as the Deputy Kenneth Maltby Memorial Highway.


HB 2954 Thompson, Senfronia/ Hunter/ Dutton/ Coleman/ Allen/ et al.

Relating to a suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention program for certain public elementary schools.


HB 3073 Shaheen

Relating to a requirement that state agencies make agency guidance documents accessible to the public.

Business & Commerce

HB 3131 Cole

Relating to the information required to be included in the certificate of formation of a filing entity.

Business & Commerce

HB 3134 Cole

Relating to the methods by which the comptroller may provide notice of a hearing on the revocation or suspension, or of the revocation or suspension, of a permit or license.


HB 3240 Klick

Relating to the composition of the Long-Term Care Facilities Council and rules related to and the imposition of administrative penalties against certain long-term care facilities.

Health & Human Services

HB 3459 Bonnen/ et al.

Relating to preauthorization requirements for certain medical and health care services and utilization review for certain health benefit plans.


HB 3481 Rose/ Reynolds

Relating to designating December 1 as Rosa Parks Day.


HB 3607 Leach

Relating to nonsubstantive additions to, revisions of, and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 86th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.


HB 3669 Dean/ et al.

Relating to the disposition by a public junior college library of certain library materials.

Higher Education

HB 3915 Goldman

Relating to the designation of certain premises as critical load premises for electric service.

Business & Commerce

HB 4055 Meza/ Johnson, Ann/ Minjarez/ et al.

Relating to reporting and investigating certain cases of child abuse or neglect involving a pregnant woman's use of a controlled substance.

Health & Human Services

HCR 50 Kuempel

Designating November as Texas Wildlife and Conservation Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.