Senate Floor Action for 5/12/2021



May 12, 2021

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

SB 402 (LC)Johnson

Relating to the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance.

SB 1606 (CS)Hall/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Buckingham/ et al.

Relating to the resilience of the electric grid and certain municipalities.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1648 (CS)Perry

Relating to the provision of benefits to certain Medicaid recipients with complex medical needs.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2051 (CS) (LC)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to step therapy protocols required by health benefit plans for coverage of prescription drugs for serious mental illnesses.

SB 2081 (CS)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to class size limits for prekindergarten classes provided by or on behalf of public schools.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2181 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities for certain projects.

HB 103 (LC)Landgraf/ Meyer/ Guillen/ Kuempel/ González, Mary/ et al. SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to establishment of the Texas Active Shooter Alert System.

HB 574 (CS)Bonnen/ Goldman/ et al. SP: Taylor/ et al.

Relating to the creation of criminal offenses involving elections.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 719 (LC)White/ Collier SP: Whitmire

Relating to Texas Department of Criminal Justice transfer facilities.

HB 788 (LC)Geren SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the eligibility of emergency service dispatchers to participate in a public safety employees treatment court program.

HB 1071 (CS) (LC)Harris/ Allison/ Ramos/ Leach/ Collier/ et al. SP: Whitmire

Relating to the presence of a qualified facility dog in certain court proceedings.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 2152 (CS) (LC)Meyer/ Holland/ Guillen SP: Nichols/ et al.

Relating to the online renewal of vehicle registration.

HB 3390 (LC)Thompson, Ed SP: Blanco/ et al.

Relating to the purchase of cybersecurity insurance coverage by the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 3401 (LC)Price/ Guillen/ Raymond/ Bucy SP: Blanco/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor members of the United States Navy SEALs.

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

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.

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

SB 1572 (CS)Paxton/ et al.

Relating to the numbering and signing of ballots by early voting clerks and deputy early voting clerks.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 393 Taylor

Recognizing the groundbreaking of Cole Gordon's Helping Hands Ranch.

SR 394 Campbell/ Buckingham/ Schwertner/ et al.

Recognizing the Texas Pediatric Society on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 396 Gutierrez

In memory of Thomas Joseph Daniels.

SR 400 Lucio

Recognizing Narciso Garcia for his career in the field of education.

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

SB 13 (CS)Birdwell/ Campbell/ Hall/ Perry/ Schwertner/ et al. SP: King, Phil/ Price/ et al.

Relating to state contracts with and investments in certain companies that boycott energy companies.

Committee referral on the following:

SCR 48 West/ et al.

Designating the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.


SCR 49 Springer

Designating Celina as the official Halloween Capital of North Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.


SCR 50 Campbell

Directing the governor of the State of Texas to award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Private Marcelino Serna and to U.S. Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice William Ray Flores.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security

HB 21 Neave/ Button/ Hunter/ Swanson/ Minjarez/ et al.

Relating to the statute of limitations applicable to a sexual harassment complaint filed with the Texas Workforce Commission.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 394 Moody/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Goldman/ Geren/ Guillen

Relating to Texas Lottery Commission rules on lottery game drawings.

State Affairs

HB 440 Johnson, Julie/ Guillen

Relating to health benefit coverage for hearing aids for children and adults.

Business & Commerce

HB 622 Gervin-Hawkins

Relating to creating abbreviated educator preparation programs for certification in marketing education and certification in health science technology education.


HB 750 Burns

Relating to requiring a school district to post the district's employment policy on the district's Internet website.


HB 872 Bernal/ Howard/ Lopez/ Minjarez/ Hernandez

Relating to the disclosure of certain utility customer information.

Business & Commerce

HB 911 Patterson/ Buckley/ Schaefer/ Ellzey/ Morales, Eddie

Relating to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to veterans.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security

HB 1075 Meza

Relating to the designation of State Highway 356 in Irving as a historic highway.


HB 1231 Moody/ Oliverson/ Jetton/ Hull/ Meza/ et al.

Relating to the designation of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha as optional holidays.

Business & Commerce

HB 1492 Herrero

Relating to the administration of navigation districts.

Ports, Select

HB 1726 Allison/ Bell, Keith/ et al.

Relating to reporting the number of incidents of bullying and cyberbullying in a school district and open-enrollment charter school through the Public Education Information Management System.


HB 1818 Patterson/ Reynolds/ Shaheen/ Holland/ Jetton/ et al.

Relating to the source of dogs and cats sold by pet stores; providing a civil penalty.

Business & Commerce

HB 1935 Bucy/ Price/ Guillen/ Talarico

Relating to emergency refills of insulin and insulin-related equipment or supplies.

Health & Human Services

HB 1966 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the designation of July as Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month.


HB 1967 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to a database of information about women with uterine fibroids and to uterine fibroid education and research.

Health & Human Services

HB 2145 Allen

Relating to information on classes or programs required to be completed before an inmate is released on parole.

Criminal Justice

HB 2148 Stephenson/ Reynolds/ Ramos

Relating to notification by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of accidental discharge or spill threatening certain public water systems.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 2172 Morales, Eddie

Relating to the hotel occupancy tax imposed by certain counties and the use of revenue from that tax; reducing the maximum rate of that tax; authorizing the imposition of a tax.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2209 King, Tracy O.

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2274 Johnson, Ann

Relating to the extension or amendment of deed restrictions in certain older subdivisions.

Business & Commerce

HB 2306 Fierro

Relating to the denial of the registration of a motor vehicle based on certain information provided by a county to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.


HB 2345 Zwiener

Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2433 Zwiener

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2545 Thierry/ Patterson/ Romero, Jr.

Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals.

Business & Commerce

HB 2556 Neave/ Morales, Christina/ Guillen/ Minjarez/ Rodriguez/ et al.

Relating to designating September 30 as Vanessa Guillén Day.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security

HB 2595 Price/ Smith/ Allison/ Meza/ Rose/ et al.

Relating to a parity complaint portal and educational materials and parity law training regarding benefits for mental health conditions and substance use disorders to be made available through the portal and otherwise; designating October as mental health condition and substance use disorder parity awareness month.

Business & Commerce

HB 2628 Thierry

Relating to the administration and collection of motor vehicle sales and use taxes.


HB 2645 King, Tracy O./ Morales, Eddie

Relating to the election of certain junior college district trustees by plurality vote.

Higher Education

HB 2667 Smithee/ Rodriguez/ Ashby/ King, Tracy O./ Anderson/ et al.

Relating to universal service fund assistance to high cost rural areas and the uniform charge that funds the universal service fund.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 2748 Ellzey

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


HB 2850 Kacal/ Guillen

Relating to the liability of certain volunteers who provide veterinary care or treatment and certain confidential or privileged information related to veterinary care or treatment.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 2936 Frank

Relating to an optional service retirement annuity of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.


HB 3006 Middleton

Relating to the creation of the Trinity Bay Special Utility District and the powers and duties of the Trinity Bay Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments or fees.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 3033 Klick/ et al.

Relating to a requirement to report through the Public Education Information Management System the number of students transported from a school district or open-enrollment charter school for a mental health emergency detention.


HB 3037 Raymond/ Frank/ Hinojosa/ Rose/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of referral agencies for senior living communities; providing a civil penalty.

Health & Human Services

HB 3114 Shine

Relating to rules or procedures of the Commission on Jail Standards regarding prisoner visitation.

Criminal Justice

HB 3153 Harris

Relating to the designation of State Highway 22 in Navarro County as the Dr. Kent Rogers Memorial Highway.


HB 3256 Harless/ Huberty/ Howard/ Allison/ Bell, Keith

Relating to the confidentiality of a full-time public school employee's home or residence address in certain government records and documents.

Local Government

HB 3301 Landgraf

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 302 in Winkler County as the Hazel and Margie Thompson Memorial Highway.


HB 3319 Meyer/ Stucky/ et al.

Relating to certain measures to promote compliance with and improve public awareness of the state's move over or slow down law concerning the passing of certain vehicles.


HB 3322 Metcalf

Relating to the selection and administration of an appraisal review board in certain counties; authorizing a fee.

Local Government

HB 3348 Pacheco/ Middleton/ Campos/ Cortez/ Allison/ et al.

Relating to the number of baccalaureate degree programs certain public junior colleges may offer.

Higher Education

HB 3366 Klick

Relating to authorizing the electronic transmission of certain communications related to the prevention of communicable diseases.

Health & Human Services

HB 3387 Rogers/ Harris/ Price/ Ashby/ Landgraf

Relating to the authorization for certain land applications and disposal of dairy waste.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 3408 Goldman

Relating to the regulation of motor fuel metering devices and motor fuel quality.

Business & Commerce

HB 3449 Price

Relating to the membership of a public school concussion oversight team and the removal of a public school student from an interscholastic athletic activity on the basis of a suspected concussion.


HB 3469 Hinojosa

Relating to certain notice requirements and filing requirements in court proceedings involving persons with mental illness.

Health & Human Services

HB 3504 Lambert/ Darby

Relating to repairs made pursuant to a tenant's notice of intent to repair and the refund of a tenant's security deposit.

Business & Commerce

HB 3512 Canales/ Murr/ Kacal

Relating to highway memorial signs for certain deceased peace officers.


HB 3521 Hunter

Relating to the definition of coercion for purposes of trafficking of persons.


HB 3551 Craddick

Relating to the release of data purchased by the Texas Department of Transportation.


HB 3570 Wilson

Relating to the transfer of certain real property held by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice

HB 3578 Guerra

Relating to the payment methods for cigarette and tobacco products permit fees.


HB 3682 Perez

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 3742 Capriglione/ Oliverson/ Smithee

Relating to a prohibition on the use of genetic information gathered from direct-to-consumer genetic tests by a long-term care benefit plan issuer or a life insurance company.

Business & Commerce

HB 3773 Lopez/ Price/ Dominguez

Relating to designating September 21 as Alzheimer's Awareness Day.


HB 3819 Klick

Relating to a public school district policy providing that a school nurse may administer prescription asthma medicine to a student.


HB 3821 Hunter

Relating to employing and training mental health professionals for the mental health program for veterans.

Health & Human Services

HB 3833 King, Phil/ Burrows/ Shine/ Rogers/ Harris/ et al.

Relating to the appraisal of certain real property for ad valorem tax purposes.

Local Government

HB 3859 Guillen

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for recipients of certain Texas military awards.


HB 3897 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to fees levied by municipalities and counties for alcoholic beverage permits and licenses.

Business & Commerce

HB 3922 Oliverson

Relating to information provided by health care providers and hospitals to certain patients regarding pharmaceutical manufacturer patient assistance programs for insulin.

Health & Human Services

HB 3927 Hefner

Relating to the issuance and use of certain temporary motor vehicle tags and the classification of temporary motor vehicle tags as governmental records for purposes of certain criminal offenses.


HB 3932 Bernal/ Guillen

Relating to the establishment of the State Advisory Council on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.


HB 3963 King, Ken/ Capriglione/ Goodwin/ Canales/ Ashby

Relating to the placement of electric vehicle charging equipment in state parks.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 4004 Rogers/ Shine/ King, Ken

Relating to a study by Texas A&M University of the appraisal of agricultural land for ad valorem tax purposes.

Local Government

HB 4016 Kuempel/ Darby/ Fierro/ Geren

Relating to operating agreements between holders of a distiller's and rectifier's permit and certain alcoholic beverage permit holders.

Business & Commerce

HB 4025 Rodriguez

Relating to applicability of civil service status to emergency medical services personnel in certain municipalities.

Local Government

HB 4048 Allison

Relating to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant regarding death certificates.

Health & Human Services

HB 4074 Hunter/ Collier

Relating to the collection and use of suicide data by the statewide behavioral health coordinating council.

Health & Human Services

HB 4094 Frank

Relating to certain procurements by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services

HB 4131 Parker/ Anchia/ Stephenson/ Capriglione/ Perez

Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of the State Securities Board; authorizing fees.


HB 4153 Sanford

Relating to the filing of an annual audit report by a title insurance company, title insurance agent, or direct operation.

Business & Commerce

HB 4269 Hull/ Meyer

Relating to the procedure to be used by an appraisal review board to conduct a hearing on a protest.

Local Government

HB 4272 Klick/ Oliverson/ Howard/ Jetton/ Guerra/ et al.

Relating to requirements for information contained in the immunization registry.

Health & Human Services

HB 4295 Bell, Keith

Relating to the authorized release and confidentiality of an autopsy report.

Health & Human Services

HB 4305 Morales, Eddie/ Bucy/ Darby/ Landgraf/ González, Mary

Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities and counties.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 4356 Ashby

Relating to the qualifications of directors of certain municipal development districts.

Local Government

HB 4374 Cyrier

Relating to the use of executory contracts for the purchase of land to be used as a residence in certain counties.

Local Government

HB 4429 King, Tracy O.

Relating to notice of water and wastewater requirements for the foreclosure sale of residential properties by certain political subdivisions.

Local Government

HB 4564 Guillen

Relating to posting a notice of a foreclosure sale on a county's Internet website.

Local Government

HB 4568 Holland

Relating to the Rockwall County Juvenile Board.

Criminal Justice

HB 4621 Herrero

Relating to the number, terms, and compensation of the commissioners of the Nueces County Drainage and Conservation District Number 2.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HCR 32 Reynolds

Designating Missouri City as the official Hip-Hop Capital of Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.


HCR 46 Hunter

Designating April as Beach Safety and Rip Current Awareness Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.


HCR 61 Leman

Designating the Texas star mushroom as the official State Mushroom of Texas.


HCR 62 Hunter/ Pacheco

Designating the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.


HCR 71 Lopez/ Anchia/ Minjarez/ Raymond/ Martinez Fischer/ et al.

Urging Congress to bestow on Marcelino Serna the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security

HCR 83 Parker

Designating June 2 as Italian Heritage Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.