Senate Floor Action for 5/27/2021



May 27, 2021

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 456 Miles/ Alvarado/ Whitmire

Recognizing the 2021 Hobby Fellows from the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs.

SR 473 Schwertner/ Miles

Recognizing the Sam Houston State University football team for winning a national championship.

SR 490 Hinojosa/ Lucio/ Menéndez/ Zaffirini

Recognizing the 2021 class of participants in the Rio Grande Valley Legislative Internship Program.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SJR 19 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Frank/ Sanford/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.

SB 73 (CS)Miles/ et al. SP: Klick/ Thierry

Relating to providing access to local public health entities and certain health service regional offices under Medicaid.

SB 153 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al. SP: Sanford/ Burrows/ et al.

Relating to the exclusion of certain payment processing services from the definition of "data processing service" for purposes of sales and use taxes.

SB 157 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al. SP: Craddick

Relating to eminent domain reporting requirements for certain entities.

SB 160 (LC)Perry SP: Darby

Relating to county road reports.

SB 181 (CS) (LC)Johnson/ et al. SP: White

Relating to suspension of a driver's license for persons convicted of certain offenses and the educational program required for reinstatement of a license following certain convictions; authorizing a fine.

SB 199 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: Price

Relating to automated external defibrillators.

SB 224 Perry/ West/ et al. SP: Walle/ Meza/ et al.

Relating to simplified certification and recertification requirements for certain persons under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

SB 282 (LC)Alvarado/ et al. SP: Meyer/ Metcalf/ et al.

Relating to a prohibition against the appropriation of money to settle or pay a sexual harassment claim made against certain members of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of state government.

SB 286 (CS) (LC)West SP: Neave

Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship and child support, including the payment of spousal maintenance by an obligor ordered to pay child support and the disclaimer of a property interest by a child support obligor.

SB 312 (LC)Huffman/ et al. SP: Smith

Relating to the punishment for the criminal offense of improper sexual activity with a person in custody; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 313 (LC)Huffman/ et al. SP: Meyer

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety equipment.

SB 374 (CS) (LC)Seliger SP: Shine

Relating to municipal annexation of certain rights-of-way.

SB 474 (LC)Lucio/ et al. SP: Collier/ Pacheco/ et al.

Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense.

SB 476 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al. SP: Stucky

Relating to establishment of county adult sexual assault response teams.

SB 600 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al. SP: King, Tracy O.

Relating to an inventory of dams controlled by river authorities.

SB 611 Campbell/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Gutierrez/ Hall/ et al. SP: Lopez/ Bucy

Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

SB 630 (LC)Hinojosa SP: Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to the directors and administration of the Agua Special Utility District, including the grounds for removal of a director.

SB 642 (CS) (LC)West/ et al. SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the provision of mental health services for certain children at risk of relinquishment.

SB 709 (CS) (LC)Hall/ Blanco/ Buckingham/ Hinojosa/ Paxton/ et al. SP: Canales/ Cortez

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

SB 760 (LC)Springer SP: Shaheen

Relating to the removal of solar power facilities.

SB 763 (LC)Powell/ et al. SP: Cook/ Anchia/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the urban air mobility advisory committee.

SB 804 (LC)Menéndez SP: Cortez

Relating to the authority of a municipality to add property to a common characteristic public improvement district.

SB 809 (CS)Kolkhorst/ Bettencourt/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ Creighton/ et al. SP: Oliverson

Relating to health care institution reporting of federal money received for the coronavirus disease public health emergency.

SB 827 (CS)Kolkhorst/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al. SP: Lucio III/ Talarico/ et al.

Relating to health benefit plan cost-sharing requirements for prescription insulin.

SB 876 (CS)Hancock/ et al. SP: Thompson, Ed

Relating to the county in which a person may apply for the registration of and title for a motor vehicle.

SB 877 (CS) (LC)Hancock SP: Morrison

Relating to the inspection of municipal buildings during a declared disaster.

SB 900 (CS) (LC)Alvarado SP: Paddie/ Perez/ et al.

Relating to the safety of storage vessels.

SB 901 (LC)Perry SP: Landgraf

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

SB 904 (LC)Perry/ et al. SP: Lopez/ Ramos/ et al.

Relating to requiring trauma training for certain attorneys.

SB 906 (CS) (LC)Perry SP: Murr

Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.

SB 959 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Romero, Jr.

Relating to student success-based funding recommendations for certain continuing workforce education courses offered by public junior colleges.

SB 1047 (LC)Seliger/ et al. SP: Smithee

Relating to the execution of a search warrant for taking a blood specimen from certain persons in certain intoxication offenses.

SB 1055 (LC)Huffman SP: Reynolds

Relating to motor vehicle accidents involving a pedestrian or other vulnerable road user within the area of a crosswalk; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1056 (LC)Huffman SP: Wu

Relating to criminal liability for reporting false information to draw an emergency response; creating an offense.

SB 1113 Bettencourt/ Creighton/ Hall/ Kolkhorst/ Schwertner/ et al. SP: Cain

Relating to a registrar's failure to cancel voter registrations under applicable law.

SB 1116 (LC)Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Creighton/ Hall/ Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Bucy

Relating to a county, city, or independent school district posting election results on an Internet website.

SB 1117 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst SP: Gates

Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Fort Bend Subsidence District, including a director's qualifications and term.

SB 1137 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Oliverson/ Cortez/ et al.

Relating to the required disclosure of prices for certain items and services provided by certain medical facilities; providing administrative penalties.

SB 1441 (LC)Campbell/ et al. SP: Lopez

Relating to withdrawals of water from the Edwards Aquifer to supply a military installation.

SB 1490 (CS) (LC)Creighton/ et al. SP: Turner, Chris

Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to authorize certain degree programs offered by private postsecondary educational institutions.

SB 1578 (LC)Kolkhorst SP: Frank

Relating to the use of opinions from medical professionals in making certain determinations relating to the abuse or neglect of a child.

SB 1590 Bettencourt SP: VanDeaver

Relating to rules by the State Board for Educator Certification regarding virtual observation options for field-based experiences and internships required for educator certification.

SB 1642 (CS) (LC)Creighton/ Hinojosa/ Nichols SP: Canales

Relating to the administration of navigation districts.

SB 1679 (CS) (LC)Alvarado SP: Johnson, Jarvis/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to the creation of an urban land bank by certain municipalities.

SB 1692 (LC)Miles SP: Longoria

Relating to licensing requirements to operate an end stage renal disease facility and the provision of home dialysis care by a dialysis technician.

SB 1817 (CS) (LC)Seliger SP: Martinez

Relating to vehicle titles and registration.

SB 1876 (CS) (LC)Miles/ Huffman/ et al. SP: Oliverson/ Bucy/ et al.

Relating to emergency planning for the continued treatment and safety of end stage renal disease facility patients.

SB 1900 (LC)Zaffirini SP: Anchia

Relating to the regulatory authority of the savings and mortgage lending commissioner; authorizing fees.

SB 2049 (LC)Menéndez SP: Wu

Relating to guardians ad litem for children who are in the juvenile justice system and the child protective services system.

SB 2054 (CS) (LC)Menéndez SP: White/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to the payment of fees and costs associated with driver education and safety courses and driver's license examinations for foster children or youth, former foster children or youth, and youth experiencing homelessness.

SB 2188 (LC)Seliger/ Gutierrez/ et al. SP: Hernandez

Relating to the municipal or county regulation of residential detention facilities for immigrant or refugee children.

SB 2212 West/ Huffman/ Miles/ Whitmire/ et al. SP: Thompson, Senfronia/ Reynolds

Relating to the duty of a peace officer to request and render aid for an injured person.

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

SB 2 (CS)Hancock/ et al. SP: Paddie

Relating to the governance of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and an independent organization certified to manage a power region.

SB 3 (CS)Schwertner/ et al. SP: Paddie

Relating to preparing for, preventing, and responding to weather emergencies and power outages; increasing the amount of administrative and civil penalties.

SB 15 (CS)Nichols/ et al. SP: King, Phil/ Stucky/ et al.

Relating to the Texas Consumer Privacy Act Phase I; creating criminal offenses; increasing the punishment for an existing criminal offense.

SB 20 Campbell/ Bettencourt/ Buckingham/ Creighton/ Gutierrez/ et al. SP: Hefner

Relating to carrying and storing a handgun or handgun ammunition by a hotel guest.

SB 23 (CS)Huffman/ et al. SP: Oliverson/ Harless/ et al.

Relating to an election to approve a reduction or reallocation of funding or resources for certain county law enforcement agencies.

SB 64 (CS)Nelson/ et al. SP: White

Relating to a peer support network for certain law enforcement personnel.

SB 155 Perry/ et al. SP: Klick/ et al.

Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens and nonresidents excused or disqualified from jury service.

SB 204 Schwertner/ et al. SP: Huberty

Relating to the operation of a public school transportation system.

SB 766 (LC)Huffman/ et al. SP: Leach/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to sexually oriented businesses, including a requirement to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify, and restricting the age of persons employed by or allowed on the premises; creating criminal offenses.

SB 794 (LC)Campbell/ et al. SP: Meyer

Relating to eligibility for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a totally disabled veteran.

SB 800 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: Paddie

Relating to certain required reports or information received or prepared by state agencies and other governmental entities.

SB 1164 (LC)Campbell SP: Collier

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault.

SB 1648 (CS)Perry SP: Krause/ Parker/ et al.

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

SB 1776 (LC)Campbell/ et al. SP: Bell, Keith/ Allison/ et al.

Relating to the inclusion of an elective course on the founding principles of the United States in the curriculum for public high school students and the posting of the founding documents of the United States in public school buildings.

SB 1816 (CS) (LC)Seliger SP: Thompson, Ed

Relating to certain temporary vehicle permits and tags.

SB 2038 (CS) (LC)Menéndez/ et al. SP: Dean/ Oliverson/ et al.

Relating to prices and fees charged by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities during a declared state of disaster; providing administrative penalties.

SB 2124 (LC)Blanco/ et al. SP: Lucio III

Relating to the authority of a health benefit plan sponsor to consent to electronic delivery of certain communications on behalf of a party enrolled in the plan.

The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

HJR 4 Kacal/ Price/ Lambert/ Murr SP: Huffman/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail under some circumstances to a person accused of a violent or sexual offense or of continuous trafficking of persons.

HB 20 (CS) (LC)Murr/ Kacal/ et al. SP: Huffman/ et al.

Relating to rules for fixing the amount of bail, to the release of certain defendants on a bail bond or personal bond, to related duties of certain officers taking bail bonds and of a magistrate in a criminal case, to charitable bail organizations, and to the reporting of information pertaining to bail bonds.

HB 900 Huberty SP: Springer

Relating to the liability of a landlord for damages resulting from the execution of a writ of possession in an eviction suit.

HB 1281 (CS) (LC)Wilson SP: Schwertner

Relating to the operation of golf carts in certain areas.

HB 1565 (CS) (LC)Paddie SP: Buckingham

Relating to the continuation and transfer of the regulation of willed body programs to the Texas Funeral Service Commission, the regulation of willed body programs and non-transplant anatomical donation organizations, and the creation of the State Anatomical Advisory Committee; authorizing a fee.

HB 2483 (LC)King, Phil/ Harless/ Slawson/ Hernandez/ Darby/ et al. SP: Hancock

Relating to utility facilities for restoring electric service after a widespread power outage.

HB 2658 (CS)Frank SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the Medicaid program, including the administration and operation of the Medicaid managed care program.

HB 3648 (CS) (LC)Geren/ Guillen/ Guerra/ et al. SP: Hancock

Relating to the provision of natural gas and electric services in this state.