Senate Floor Action for 5/20/2021



May 20, 2021

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

HB 29 (CS) (LC)Swanson/ White/ Patterson/ Hefner/ et al. SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to authorizing the provision of temporary secure storage for weapons at certain public buildings; authorizing fees.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 135 (CS)Minjarez/ Canales/ Sherman, Sr. SP: Miles/ et al.

Relating to notifying an alleged perpetrator of child abuse or neglect of certain rights in an investigation by the Department of Family and Protective Services; creating a criminal offense.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 159 González, Mary/ Harris/ Ramos SP: Lucio

Relating to improving training and staff development for primary and secondary educators to enable them to more effectively serve all students.

HB 532 (LC)Shine SP: Buckingham

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway Loop 121 in Bell County as the Deputy Sheriff John Rhoden Memorial Highway.

HB 549 (CS) (LC)Thompson, Senfronia SP: Zaffirini

Relating to exemptions from liability for certain professionals for the disclosure of certain mental health information.

HB 1407 (LC)Schaefer/ Metcalf/ Patterson/ Hefner/ Cain/ et al. SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder in a motor vehicle.

HB 1540 (CS) (LC)Thompson, Senfronia/ Parker/ Burrows/ Bell, Keith/ Morales, Christina/ et al. SP: Huffman

Relating to regulation of certain facilities and establishments with respect to, civil remedies for certain criminal activities affecting, and certain criminal offenses involving health, safety, and welfare; creating a criminal offense; increasing criminal penalties.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 1693 (LC)Shaheen/ Paul/ Harless/ Johnson, Jarvis/ Murphy SP: Miles

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

HB 1925 Capriglione/ Harless/ Lucio III/ Geren/ King, Phil/ et al. SP: Buckingham/ et al.

Relating to prohibitions on camping in a public place and to a political subdivision's designation of property for camping by homeless individuals; creating a criminal offense.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 2048 (LC)Krause SP: Powell

Relating to the criminal offense of passing certain vehicles on a highway.

HB 2086 Morales, Eddie SP: Hughes

Relating to appeals from an interlocutory order denying a motion for summary judgment by certain contractors.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 2112 (LC)Metcalf/ Schaefer/ White/ Bell, Cecil/ Morales, Eddie/ et al. SP: Springer/ et al.

Relating to the carrying of holstered handguns by handgun license holders.

HB 2721 Lucio III/ Guillen SP: Lucio

Relating to prohibiting a student from participating in future extracurricular activities for certain conduct involving the assault of an extracurricular activity official.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 2748 (LC)Ellzey SP: Birdwell

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

HB 3212 (LC)Sherman, Sr./ Wu SP: West

Relating to the inclusion of information relating to street racing in the curriculum of driver education courses and driving safety courses.

HB 3496 (LC)Herrero SP: Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the designation of State Highway 358 as the Peace Officers Memorial Highway.

HB 3514 (LC)Canales SP: Seliger

Relating to the functions of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; authorizing a penalty.

HB 3961 (CS) (LC)Spiller/ Frank/ Bell, Keith/ et al. SP: Perry

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

HB 4080 (LC)Jetton SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to issuance of autism awareness specialty license plates.

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

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.

HB 1387 Harris/ Noble/ et al. SP: Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the storage of firearms and ammunition in the same locked location in certain foster homes.

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

HB 3924 Oliverson/ Anderson/ Middleton/ Frank/ King, Tracy O./ et al. SP: Springer/ et al.

Relating to health benefits offered by certain nonprofit agricultural organizations.

2 Floor Amendments

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 429 Gutierrez

In memory of Angela Maria Farias.

SR 439 Hancock

Recognizing Lance Barrow on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 440 Paxton

Commending Justin Delacruz and Michael Carter for their work with the Patrol Stories program.

SR 445 Hinojosa

In memory of Stuart Samuel Klein.

Committee referral on the following:

HB 1535 Klick/ Dean/ Price/ Oliverson/ Howard/ et al.

Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis by patients with certain medical conditions and the establishment of compassionate-use institutional review boards to evaluate and approve proposed research programs to study the medical use of low-THC cannabis in the treatment of certain patients.

State Affairs

HB 2706 Howard/ Neave/ Hernandez/ Button/ White/ et al.

Relating to the emergency services and care provided to victims of sexual assault and other sex offenses and to the processes associated with preserving and analyzing the evidence of those offenses.


Committee re-referral on the following:

HB 928 Sherman, Sr./ Price SP: Taylor

Relating to the marketing and sale of catfish and similar fish by food service establishments; providing administrative and civil penalties.

Re-referred from Business & Commerce to Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs