Senate Floor Action for 5/24/2021



May 24, 2021

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

HB 4 (CS)Price/ Oliverson/ Coleman/ Ashby/ Guillen/ et al. SP: Buckingham/ et al.

Relating to the provision and delivery of certain health care services in this state, including services under Medicaid and other public benefits programs, using telecommunications or information technology and to reimbursement for some of those services.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 385 Pacheco/ White/ Campos/ Button/ Krause SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to conditions of community supervision and procedures applicable to the reduction or termination of a defendant's period of community supervision.

3 Floor Amendments

HB 525 Shaheen/ Dean/ Noble/ Harless/ Cook/ et al. SP: Hall/ et al.

Relating to the protection of religious organizations.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 619 (CS) (LC)Thompson, Senfronia/ Lopez/ Button/ Talarico/ Guillen/ et al. SP: Alvarado/ et al.

Relating to developing a strategic plan to support the child-care workforce.

HB 624 (LC)Shine/ et al. SP: Campbell

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain offenses committed in retaliation for or on account of a person's service or status as a public servant.

HB 686 (CS) (LC)Moody/ Buckley/ Neave/ White/ Ramos/ et al. SP: Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the release on parole of certain youthful offenders; changing parole eligibility.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 700 (LC)Johnson, Jarvis/ Lopez/ Frank SP: Zaffirini

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

1 Floor Amendment

HB 792 (LC)Burns/ Holland SP: Birdwell

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to use an alternate work schedule for police dispatchers.

HB 929 (LC)Sherman, Sr./ Krause/ Jetton/ Rodriguez/ Reynolds/ et al. SP: West/ et al.

Relating to law enforcement policies and procedures regarding body worn cameras.

HB 954 (LC)Dutton SP: Whitmire

Relating to certain contract and notice requirements applicable to certain facilities used to house inmates or releasees from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 981 (CS) (LC)Dutton SP: Miles

Relating to a study by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the feasibility of establishing a religious studies program at Texas Southern University.

HB 1247 (CS) (LC)Lozano/ Ordaz Perez SP: Powell/ et al.

Relating to the development of and report on a tri-agency work-based learning strategic framework by the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

HB 1301 (CS) (LC)Guillen/ Morales, Eddie/ et al. SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to services provided by colonia self-help centers and a study on colonias in this state.

HB 1423 (LC)Campos SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the regulation and inspection procedures of certain long-term care facilities, including a survey of certain facilities' emergency power sources.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1475 (LC)Cyrier SP: Buckingham

Relating to municipal board of adjustment zoning variances based on unnecessary hardship.

HB 1476 (LC)Bell, Keith/ Leach/ Cyrier/ Romero, Jr./ Raymond SP: Nichols

Relating to a vendor's remedies for nonpayment of a contract with this state or a political subdivision of this state.

HB 1500 (LC)Hefner/ White/ Guillen/ Burrows/ Paddie/ et al. SP: Creighton/ et al.

Relating to authority of the governor and certain political subdivisions to regulate firearms, ammunition, knives, air guns, explosives, and combustibles and certain associated businesses during certain disasters and emergencies.

HB 1501 (CS) (LC)Dean/ Deshotel/ Bowers/ Metcalf/ et al. SP: Birdwell

Relating to certain regulations adopted by a governmental entity restricting the use of a natural gas or propane appliance or other system or component.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1560 (CS)Goldman SP: Buckingham

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1578 (LC)Landgraf/ Vasut/ Spiller/ Meyer/ et al. SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1589 (LC)Davis/ Burrows/ Guillen SP: Menéndez

Relating to paid leave for public officers and employees engaged in certain military service.

HB 1664 (CS) (LC)White/ Guillen SP: Eckhardt

Relating to the reinstatement of eligibility for medical assistance of certain children placed in juvenile facilities.

HB 1694 (LC)Raney/ Guillen/ Leach/ Guerra/ Johnson, Jarvis/ et al. SP: Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving possession of small amounts of controlled substances, marihuana, dangerous drugs, or abusable volatile chemicals, or possession of drug paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.

HB 1698 (CS) (LC)Raney/ Kacal/ Canales SP: Schwertner/ et al.

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

HB 1758 (LC)Krause SP: Birdwell

Relating to law enforcement's use of force by means of a drone.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 1849 (CS) (LC)Sanford/ Swanson/ Krause SP: Paxton

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

HB 1900 Goldman/ Metcalf/ Bonnen/ Raymond/ Button/ et al. SP: Huffman/ et al.

Relating to municipalities that adopt budgets that defund municipal police departments.

3 Floor Amendments

HB 1919 (CS)Harris/ et al. SP: Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to certain prohibited practices for certain health benefit plan issuers and certain required and prohibited practices for certain pharmacy benefit managers.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 1935 (LC)Bucy/ Price/ Guillen/ Talarico SP: Miles/ et al.

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

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1967 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia SP: Powell/ et al.

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

HB 2030 (CS) (LC)Turner, Chris/ Button/ et al. SP: West/ et al.

Relating to the establishment by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of a grant program for regional postsecondary education collaboratives.

HB 2056 (LC)Klick/ Guerra SP: Perry/ et al.

Relating to the practice of dentistry and the provision of teledentistry dental services.

HB 2091 (LC)Walle SP: Taylor

Relating to the redesignation and authority of the Harris County Board of Protective Services for Children and Adults.

HB 2107 (LC)Wu SP: Menéndez

Relating to services for children who are unfit or lack responsibility to proceed in juvenile court proceedings as a result of intellectual disabilities.

HB 2116 Krause/ Darby/ Oliverson/ Martinez/ Morales, Eddie SP: Powell/ et al.

Relating to certain agreements by architects and engineers in or in connection with certain construction contracts.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 2209 (LC)King, Tracy O. SP: Gutierrez

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

HB 2219 (LC)Canales/ et al. SP: Nichols/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of Texas Mobility Fund obligations.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 2365 Lopez SP: Campbell

Relating to the participation and reimbursement of certain military medical treatment facilities and affiliated health care providers under Medicaid.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 2366 Buckley/ Harless/ Ellzey/ Murr/ et al. SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to criminal conduct that endangers law enforcement; creating a criminal offense and increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 2382 (CS) (LC)Moody SP: Blanco

Relating to the operations and administration of the El Paso County Hospital District.

HB 2416 (LC)Gervin-Hawkins/ Patterson SP: Powell

Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees as compensatory damages for certain claims.

HB 2509 (LC)Lucio III/ Martinez/ Muñoz, Jr. SP: Hinojosa

Relating to measures to support or enhance graduate medical education for the practice of podiatric medicine in this state.

HB 2610 Harless SP: Miles

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

1 Floor Amendment

HB 2667 (CS)Smithee/ Rodriguez/ Ashby/ King, Tracy O./ Anderson/ et al. SP: Perry/ et al.

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

HB 2675 (LC)Guillen/ Morales, Eddie/ Toth/ Gates SP: Birdwell

Relating to a license to carry a handgun for a person who is at increased risk of becoming a victim of violence.

HB 2708 (LC)Patterson/ Holland/ Shaheen SP: Paxton

Relating to the use of certain fees deposited to the hazardous and solid waste remediation fee account for reimbursement of environmental remediation at certain former battery recycling facility sites.

HB 2728 (LC)Martinez Fischer/ et al. SP: Johnson

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

HB 2757 (CS)Cyrier SP: Bettencourt

Relating to the conduct and promotion of charitable raffles.

HB 2822 (LC)Hull/ Oliverson/ Guillen/ et al. SP: Buckingham/ et al.

Relating to the availability of antipsychotic prescription drugs under the vendor drug program and Medicaid managed care.

HB 2896 (CS) (LC)Bonnen SP: Nelson

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 3131 (LC)Cole SP: Hancock

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

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3271 (LC)Ordaz Perez/ Button/ Paddie/ Johnson, Jarvis/ et al. SP: Blanco/ et al.

Relating to establishing loan programs to assist certain micro-businesses by increasing access to capital; authorizing fees.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3340 (LC)Swanson SP: Bettencourt

Relating to the appeal of certain orders regarding dangerous dogs.

HB 3348 Pacheco/ Middleton/ Campos/ Cortez/ Allison/ et al. SP: Creighton/ et al.

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

HB 3379 (CS) (LC)Leman/ Bell, Keith/ Gates/ Smith/ Middleton SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the duty to report child abuse and neglect.

HB 3415 (CS) (LC)Goldman SP: Hancock

Relating to the authority of a county to require photo identification to file certain documents with the county clerk.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3416 (LC)Darby SP: Lucio

Relating to disclosures regarding indemnification obligations and insurance coverage in connection with provision of services pertaining to wells or mines by certain subcontractors.

HB 3571 (CS) (LC)Bonnen/ et al. SP: Springer

Relating to the regulation of security measures by certain property owners' associations.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3617 (CS)Anchia SP: Zaffirini

Relating to certain qualifications and requirements for residential mortgage loan companies, the investment and use of excess residential mortgage loan originator recovery fund fees, and the creation of the mortgage grant fund; changing a fee.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3629 (LC)Bonnen/ Button/ Thierry SP: Taylor

Relating to the date a deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person or disabled veteran expires.

HB 3643 King, Ken/ Bell, Keith/ Guillen SP: Taylor

Relating to the creation of the Texas Commission on Virtual Education.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3717 (LC)Burns SP: Lucio

Relating to the sale of a water or sewer utility system by a municipality without an election.

HB 3720 (LC)Frank/ González, Mary/ Noble/ Guillen/ Capriglione SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to interest lists and eligibility criteria for certain Medicaid waiver programs.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3767 (CS) (LC)Murphy/ Oliverson/ Raney SP: Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to measures to support the alignment of education and workforce development in the state with state workforce needs, including the establishment of the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3821 (CS) (LC)Hunter SP: Menéndez/ et al.

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

HB 3959 (LC)Buckley/ Guillen/ Bailes/ Cyrier/ Darby SP: Perry/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of the Texas youth livestock show grant program.

HB 3971 (LC)Meyer SP: West

Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of residential real property located in a designated historic district.

HB 3973 (CS) (LC)Walle/ et al. SP: Nichols

Relating to a study on abandoned oil and gas wells in this state and the use of the oil and gas regulation and cleanup fund.

HB 4074 (LC)Hunter/ Collier/ Neave SP: Menéndez

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

HB 4107 (LC)Burrows SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the notice of entry for the purpose of exercising the power of eminent domain by a common carrier pipeline.

HB 4293 Hinojosa/ Krause/ Moody/ Leach/ González, Jessica SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a court reminder program for criminal defendants.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 4361 (LC)Raney/ Parker SP: Bettencourt

Relating to off-campus workforce education or lower-division programs offered by a public institution of higher education at the request of an employer.

HB 4544 (LC)Swanson SP: Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to providing children committed to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department with state-issued identification on discharge or release.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 4663 (CS) (LC)Martinez/ Canales/ Muñoz, Jr./ Guerra/ Longoria SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the powers of the Hidalgo County Drainage District Number 1; authorizing the issuance of bonds.

HB 4667 (CS) (LC)Morales, Eddie SP: Gutierrez

Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Department of Public Safety to the City of Eagle Pass.

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

HB 2622 Holland/ Paddie/ Canales/ White/ Metcalf/ et al. SP: Hall/ et al.

Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

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

HB 1280 Capriglione/ Klick/ Noble/ Hunter/ Bonnen/ et al. SP: Paxton/ et al.

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

HB 2283 (CS)King, Phil/ Paul/ Cain/ Patterson/ Schofield/ et al. SP: Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the prohibition of certain contributions and donations for the administration of elections.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3920 Dean/ Thierry SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to an application to vote early by mail on the grounds of disability or confinement for childbirth.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

HCR 1 Stephenson/ Ashby/ Parker/ Stucky/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Supporting prayers, including the use of the word "God," at public gatherings and displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings.

HCR 5 (LC)Cole/ Rose/ Turner, Chris/ Thierry/ et al. SP: West/ et al.

Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to name the building being constructed on the east side of North Congress Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets the Barbara Jordan Building.

HCR 86 Johnson, Jarvis SP: Miles

Expressing support for equitable access to transformative therapies for sickle cell disease.

The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:

HB 1927 Schaefer/ White/ Hefner/ Guillen/ Canales/ et al. SP: Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a firearm by a person who is 21 years of age or older and not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm or other weapon; creating criminal offenses.