SENATE FLOOR ACTION
May 27, 2021
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Recognizing the 2021 Hobby Fellows from the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs.
Recognizing the Sam Houston State University football team for winning a national championship.
Recognizing the 2021 class of participants in the Rio Grande Valley Legislative Internship Program.
The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:
Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.
Relating to providing access to local public health entities and certain health service regional offices under Medicaid.
Relating to the exclusion of certain payment processing services from the definition of "data processing service" for purposes of sales and use taxes.
Relating to eminent domain reporting requirements for certain entities.
Relating to county road reports.
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.
Relating to automated external defibrillators.
Relating to simplified certification and recertification requirements for certain persons under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.
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.
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.
Relating to the punishment for the criminal offense of improper sexual activity with a person in custody; increasing a criminal penalty.
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety equipment.
Relating to municipal annexation of certain rights-of-way.
Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to establishment of county adult sexual assault response teams.
Relating to an inventory of dams controlled by river authorities.
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.
Relating to the directors and administration of the Agua Special Utility District, including the grounds for removal of a director.
Relating to the provision of mental health services for certain children at risk of relinquishment.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
Relating to the removal of solar power facilities.
Relating to the creation of the urban air mobility advisory committee.
Relating to the authority of a municipality to add property to a common characteristic public improvement district.
Relating to health care institution reporting of federal money received for the coronavirus disease public health emergency.
Relating to health benefit plan cost-sharing requirements for prescription insulin.
Relating to the county in which a person may apply for the registration of and title for a motor vehicle.
Relating to the inspection of municipal buildings during a declared disaster.
Relating to the safety of storage vessels.
Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain counties.
Relating to requiring trauma training for certain attorneys.
Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
Relating to student success-based funding recommendations for certain continuing workforce education courses offered by public junior colleges.
Relating to the execution of a search warrant for taking a blood specimen from certain persons in certain intoxication offenses.
Relating to motor vehicle accidents involving a pedestrian or other vulnerable road user within the area of a crosswalk; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to criminal liability for reporting false information to draw an emergency response; creating an offense.
Relating to a registrar's failure to cancel voter registrations under applicable law.
Relating to a county, city, or independent school district posting election results on an Internet website.
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Fort Bend Subsidence District, including a director's qualifications and term.
Relating to the required disclosure of prices for certain items and services provided by certain medical facilities; providing administrative penalties.
Relating to withdrawals of water from the Edwards Aquifer to supply a military installation.
Relating to the authority of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to authorize certain degree programs offered by private postsecondary educational institutions.
Relating to the use of opinions from medical professionals in making certain determinations relating to the abuse or neglect of a child.
Relating to rules by the State Board for Educator Certification regarding virtual observation options for field-based experiences and internships required for educator certification.
Relating to the administration of navigation districts.
Relating to the creation of an urban land bank by certain municipalities.
Relating to licensing requirements to operate an end stage renal disease facility and the provision of home dialysis care by a dialysis technician.
Relating to vehicle titles and registration.
Relating to emergency planning for the continued treatment and safety of end stage renal disease facility patients.
Relating to the regulatory authority of the savings and mortgage lending commissioner; authorizing fees.
Relating to guardians ad litem for children who are in the juvenile justice system and the child protective services system.
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.
Relating to the municipal or county regulation of residential detention facilities for immigrant or refugee children.
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:
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.
Relating to preparing for, preventing, and responding to weather emergencies and power outages; increasing the amount of administrative and civil penalties.
Relating to the Texas Consumer Privacy Act Phase I; creating criminal offenses; increasing the punishment for an existing criminal offense.
Relating to carrying and storing a handgun or handgun ammunition by a hotel guest.
Relating to an election to approve a reduction or reallocation of funding or resources for certain county law enforcement agencies.
Relating to a peer support network for certain law enforcement personnel.
Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens and nonresidents excused or disqualified from jury service.
Relating to the operation of a public school transportation system.
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.
Relating to eligibility for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a totally disabled veteran.
Relating to certain required reports or information received or prepared by state agencies and other governmental entities.
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault.
Relating to the provision of benefits to certain Medicaid recipients with complex medical needs.
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.
Relating to certain temporary vehicle permits and tags.
Relating to prices and fees charged by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities during a declared state of disaster; providing administrative penalties.
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:
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.
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.
Relating to the liability of a landlord for damages resulting from the execution of a writ of possession in an eviction suit.
Relating to the operation of golf carts in certain areas.
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.
Relating to utility facilities for restoring electric service after a widespread power outage.
Relating to the Medicaid program, including the administration and operation of the Medicaid managed care program.
Relating to the provision of natural gas and electric services in this state.