Senate Floor Action for 5/18/2021



May 18, 2021

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

SB 183 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to emergency medical services subscription programs and reciprocity agreements between certain air ambulance companies operating a subscription program.

SB 1412 (CS)Paxton

Relating to the adoption and repeal of an additional ad valorem road tax for the maintenance of county roads.

SB 1630 (CS) (LC)Miles/ et al.

Relating to criminal history record information checks for applicants for employment and employees of group homes; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1745 Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to study colonias and colonia initiatives in this state.

SB 2037 (LC)Menéndez

Relating to the definition of exploitation for purposes of investigating reports of exploitation against certain elderly persons and persons with disabilities.

HB 1382 (LC)Bucy/ Morales Shaw/ Ortega/ et al. SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the availability of certain information regarding early voting.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1603 (LC)Huberty/ Spiller SP: Seliger/ et al.

Relating to the use of individual graduation committees and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 2106 (LC)Perez/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Parker/ Leman/ Moody/ et al. SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the prevention, identification, investigation, and enforcement of payment card fraud; providing a civil penalty.

HB 2698 Kuempel SP: Zaffirini

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

HB 3442 Anderson/ Guillen/ Stucky/ Buckley/ Rogers/ et al. SP: Powell

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

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3615 King, Phil/ Hernandez SP: Buckingham

Relating to certain rates charged by and programs offered by municipally owned utilities.

HB 3799 Metcalf/ Button/ Ashby SP: Nichols

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

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

SB 1003 (CS)Springer

Relating to siting requirements for the construction of a wind turbine.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1311 Hall

Relating to the provision of and professional liability insurance coverage for gender transitioning or gender reassignment medical procedures and treatments for certain children.

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

HB 781 Sanford/ Noble/ Patterson/ Guillen/ Shaheen/ et al. SP: Paxton

Relating to the carrying and possession of a handgun by a public junior college school marshal.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 412 Seliger

Congratulating the 2021 Texas Commission on the Arts honorees.

SR 413 Seliger

Congratulating the 2022 Texas Commission on the Arts honorees.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SCR 23 (CS) (LC)Schwertner SP: Wilson

Establishing an America 250 state commission.

SB 675 (LC)Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Gervin-Hawkins

Relating to special open season hunting of certain migratory game birds by veterans and members of the United States armed forces on active duty.

Committee referral on the following:

HB 167 Ortega

Relating to common and public nuisances.


HB 290 Cortez/ Rose/ Oliverson/ Johnson, Ann/ Frank/ et al.

Relating to the period of continuous eligibility and a periodic eligibility review for a child for Medicaid.

Health & Human Services

HB 570 Paddie/ Button/ Harris/ Burrows/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to small business recovery funds and insurance tax credits for certain investments in those funds; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing fees.


HB 1014 Bucy

Relating to the inclusion of suicide prevention information on certain student identification cards issued by a public school or public institution of higher education.


HB 1032 Thierry/ Button/ Ordaz Perez/ Hefner/ Johnson, Jarvis/ et al.

Relating to authorizing school districts to provide funding using money received under the Foundation School Program to community-based organizations for purposes of reimbursing private employers for paid internships provided to certain students in career and technology education programs in the district.


HB 1252 Moody/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Thompson, Ed/ et al.

Relating to the limitation period for filing a complaint and requesting a special education impartial due process hearing.


HB 1504 Morales, Christina/ Wu/ Allen/ Huberty/ Johnson, Jarvis/ et al.

Relating to ethnic studies instruction in public schools.


HB 1698 Raney/ Kacal/ Canales

Relating to an optional county fee on vehicle registration in certain counties to be used for transportation projects.


HB 2095 Wilson

Relating to water research conducted by The University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 2269 Turner, John

Relating to a requirement for and the contents of a declarations page required for certain standard insurance policy forms for personal automobile insurance.

Business & Commerce

HB 2352 Parker/ White/ Johnson, Jarvis/ Moody/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to an educational and vocational training pilot program for certain state jail felony defendants and certain inmates released on parole; changing parole eligibility.

Criminal Justice

HB 2391 Dominguez/ Huberty/ Buckley

Relating to the methods by which students may be admitted to public schools or transfer within a school district and the disclosure of information regarding public school admission methods.


HB 2534 Clardy/ et al.

Relating to an appraisal procedure for disputed losses under personal automobile insurance policies.

Business & Commerce

HB 2730 Deshotel/ Burns/ Geren/ King, Ken/ Canales/ et al.

Relating to the acquisition of real property by an entity with eminent domain authority and the regulation of easement or right-of-way agents.


HB 3005 Ramos

Relating to annulment of a marriage on the grounds of concealed divorce.

State Affairs

HB 3121 Turner, John/ Price/ Coleman/ Meyer/ Rose

Relating to a voluntary quality standards certification process for certain private residential psychiatric treatment facilities that provide treatments and services to youth; imposing fees; authorizing civil and administrative penalties.

Health & Human Services

HB 3162 Martinez

Relating to a certificate of merit in certain actions against certain licensed or registered professionals.

State Affairs

HB 3250 Thompson, Ed

Relating to coverage of additional living expenses under a residential property insurance policy.

Business & Commerce

HB 3418 Fierro

Relating to the state purchasing preference for recycled, remanufactured, or environmentally sensitive products.

Business & Commerce

HB 3462 Morales Shaw

Relating to the designation of liaison officers to assist certain students at public institutions of higher education who are parents.

Higher Education

HB 3482 Rose/ Rodriguez

Relating to the definition of "indigent defense compensation expenditures" for purposes of the adjustment of a county's no-new-revenue maintenance and operations rate to reflect increases in those expenditures.

Local Government

HB 3855 Rogers

Relating to the control of diseases of swine.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 4056 Meza/ Howard/ Gervin-Hawkins/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a committee to study the formation of a Texas Bicentennial Commission.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 4604 Dutton

Relating to the authority of the Barrett Management District to impose an assessment.

Local Government