Senate Floor Action for 5/28/2021



May 28, 2021

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 487 Paxton

In memory of Carroll Homer Maxwell Jr.

SR 489 Taylor

In memory of Kenton Dale Harris.

SR 505 Birdwell

Recognizing William David Lacy for his induction into the Texas Bankers Hall of Fame.

SR 507 Perry

In memory of Samuel Alexander Leonard.

SR 513 Perry

In memory of Stephen Jones.

SR 516 Nichols

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 5.

The Senate has receded from the amendments adopted by the Senate and declared the bill to finally pass in the same form as received from the House:

HB 3979 (CS)Toth/ Leach/ Metcalf/ Bonnen/ Parker/ et al. SP: Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the social studies curriculum in public schools.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 6 (CS)Hancock/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Creighton/ Huffman/ et al. SP: Leach/ et al.

Relating to liability for certain claims arising during a pandemic or disaster related to a pandemic.

SB 19 Schwertner/ Campbell/ Nelson/ et al. SP: Capriglione/ Bell, Cecil/ et al.

Relating to prohibited contracts with companies that discriminate against the firearm or ammunition industries.

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 24 (CS)Huffman/ et al. SP: Bonnen/ Pacheco/ et al.

Relating to the procedures required before a law enforcement agency hires certain persons.

SB 25 (CS)Kolkhorst/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ Buckingham/ et al. SP: Frank/ Sanford/ et al.

Relating to the right of certain residents to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.

SB 30 (LC)West/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ et al. SP: Leach/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to the removal of certain discriminatory provisions from a recorded conveyance instrument or document.

SB 63 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al. SP: Meyer

Relating to the system for appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes.

SB 69 (CS)Miles/ et al. SP: White/ Reynolds/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting peace officers from using neck restraints during a search or arrest.

SB 112 (LC)West SP: Sherman, Sr./ White

Relating to the procedures for the installation and use of tracking equipment and for access to certain communications and location information by law enforcement and the admissibility of certain evidence obtained through those procedures.

SB 165 Blanco SP: Fierro

Relating to an exception to dropped course limitations at public institutions of higher education for courses dropped during a disaster that results in a bar or limit on in-person course attendance.

SB 219 (CS)Hughes SP: Leach/ Gervin-Hawkins/ et al.

Relating to civil liability and responsibility for the consequences of defects in the plans, specifications, or related documents for the construction or repair of an improvement to real property.

SB 331 (LC)Johnson SP: Button/ Cain/ et al.

Relating to eligibility to serve as an interpreter in an election.

SB 398 (LC)Menéndez/ et al. SP: Deshotel

Relating to distributed renewable generation resources.

SB 424 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa/ et al. SP: Hunter

Relating to state agency enforcement of laws regulating small businesses.

SB 445 (LC)Hughes/ et al. SP: Canales

Relating to the use of a flashing warning signal light and certain other equipment by a person operating a school bus.

SB 475 (CS) (LC)Nelson/ et al. SP: Capriglione

Relating to state agency and local government information management and security, including establishment of the state risk and authorization management program and the Texas volunteer incident response team; authorizing fees.

SB 477 (LC)Nelson SP: Meyer

Relating to the administration and collection of sales and use taxes and certain fees applicable to sales involving marketplace providers.

SB 623 (CS)Blanco/ et al. SP: Minjarez/ et al.

Relating to the investigation and punishment of certain sexual offenses, to protective orders issued on the basis of certain sexual offenses, to crime victims' compensation, and to the establishment of a state sexual offense prevention and response program for the Texas Military Department.

SB 790 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Howard

Relating to county authority to balance bill for county air ambulance services.

SB 860 (CS) (LC)Johnson/ Paxton SP: Goldman

Relating to the exclusion of certain car haulers from the definition of tow truck for purposes of certain laws regulating motor vehicle towing.

SB 916 (CS) (LC)Seliger SP: Meyer

Relating to certain information regarding appraisal district noncompliance and property values in the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation records of a professional property tax appraiser serving as chief appraiser for the district.

SB 1088 (LC)Creighton SP: Shine

Relating to the applicability of provisions entitling certain lessees to receive a copy of a notice of appraised value delivered to a property owner by the chief appraiser of an appraisal district.

SB 1094 (LC)Creighton/ et al. SP: Frullo

Relating to the payment of certain education expenses using the state's programs for paying, prepaying, or saving toward the costs of attending an institution of higher education.

SB 1102 (CS) (LC)Creighton/ et al. SP: Parker

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Reskilling and Upskilling through Education (TRUE) Program to support workforce education.

SB 1132 (LC)Johnson/ Paxton SP: Turner, John

Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers; authorizing the change of a fee.

SB 1385 (CS)Creighton/ et al. SP: Murphy/ Krause/ et al.

Relating to the compensation and professional representation of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs at certain institutions of higher education.

SB 1421 (LC)Bettencourt SP: Thierry

Relating to the correction of an ad valorem tax appraisal roll and related appraisal records.

SB 1480 (LC)Johnson SP: Guillen

Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain drug and alcohol related court-ordered educational programs; providing administrative penalties; requiring occupational licenses; authorizing fees; creating criminal offenses.

SB 1531 (LC)West SP: Turner, Chris

Relating to formula funding for excess undergraduate credit hours at public institutions of higher education and to the tuition rate that may be charged for those credit hours.

SB 1580 (CS) (LC)Hancock/ et al. SP: Paddie

Relating to the use of securitization by electric cooperatives to address certain weather-related extraordinary costs and expenses.

SB 1605 (LC)Huffman SP: Bonnen

Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.

SB 1668 (CS) (LC)Hughes SP: Raney

Relating to certification and examination requirements for persons engaged in liquefied petroleum gas activities.

SB 1896 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Frank/ Minjarez

Relating to the provision of health and human services by the Department of Family and Protective Services and the Health and Human Services Commission.

SB 1911 (CS) (LC)Blanco/ et al. SP: Rose

Relating to the content of an application for Medicaid.

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

SB 14 (CS)Creighton/ Bettencourt/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ Hall/ et al. SP: King, Phil/ Paddie/ et al.

Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of certain employment benefits and policies.

SB 152 (CS)Perry/ et al. SP: King, Tracy O./ et al.

Relating to the regulation of groundwater conservation districts.

SB 185 (LC)Perry/ et al. SP: White

Relating to the time for entering a final order in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 248 (CS) (LC)Johnson/ et al. SP: Thierry

Relating to the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, and e-cigarettes; requiring occupational permits; imposing fees; providing civil and administrative penalties; creating criminal offenses.

SB 828 (CS) (LC)Hughes SP: Paddie

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

SB 969 (CS)Kolkhorst SP: Klick

Relating to reporting procedures for and information concerning public health disasters and to certain public health studies; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1123 (LC)Perry SP: Krause

Relating to the issuance of and contracts for certain services related to certain specialty license plates.

SB 1267 (CS)West SP: Lozano

Relating to continuing education and training requirements for educators and other school district personnel.

SB 1281 (CS) (LC)Hancock SP: King, Phil

Relating to a reliability assessment of the ERCOT power grid and certificates of public convenience and necessity for certain transmission projects.

SB 1704 (LC)Blanco SP: Moody

Relating to the designation of the portion of United States Highway 54 in El Paso County as the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway.

SB 2185 (LC)Hinojosa SP: Canales

Relating to procedures for the dissolution of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3.

SB 2233 (CS) (LC)Menéndez/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ et al. SP: Howard/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to the completion of sexual harassment prevention training and ethics training to register as a lobbyist.

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

HB 3 (CS) (LC)Burrows SP: Birdwell

Relating to the authority of the legislature, governor, and certain political subdivisions with respect to disasters, including pandemic disasters, and emergencies.

HB 492 (CS) (LC)Wu/ Moody/ King, Phil/ White/ Crockett/ et al. SP: West/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of a warrant authorizing the use of a no-knock entry by a peace officer.

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

Relating to the protection of religious organizations.

HB 572 (CS)Dutton SP: Lucio/ et al.

Relating to a study by the Texas Education Agency on competency-based educational programs.

HB 671 (LC)Martinez SP: Lucio

Relating to establishment of the disaster identification system for a declared state of disaster.

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.

HB 1468 (CS)Bell, Keith/ Huberty/ Toth/ González, Mary/ Dutton/ et al. SP: Taylor/ et al.

Relating to a local remote learning program operated by a public school.

HB 1493 (CS) (LC)Herrero SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the use of an entity name that falsely implies governmental affiliation.

HB 1525 (CS)Huberty/ VanDeaver/ King, Ken/ Dutton/ González, Mary/ et al. SP: Taylor/ et al.

Relating to the public school finance system and public education.

HB 1560 (CS)Goldman SP: Buckingham

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

HB 1758 (LC)Krause SP: Birdwell

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

HB 1818 (CS) (LC)Patterson/ Reynolds/ Shaheen/ Holland/ Jetton/ et al. SP: Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to the source of dogs and cats sold by pet stores; providing a civil penalty.

HB 1869 (CS)Burrows/ Bonnen/ Middleton/ Tinderholt/ et al. SP: Bettencourt

Relating to the definition of debt for the purposes of calculating certain ad valorem tax rates of a taxing unit.

HB 1929 Wilson SP: Buckingham

Relating to the breach of development agreement contracts governing land in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities.

HB 1987 Vasut/ et al. SP: Taylor

Relating to eligibility requirements to hold a political party office.

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 2315 (LC)Turner, John/ Rose/ Meyer/ Minjarez/ Sanford/ et al. SP: Huffman

Relating to the forfeiture of contraband relating to the criminal offense of racing on a highway.

HB 2462 (CS) (LC)Neave/ Button/ Collier/ González, Mary/ Meyer/ et al. SP: Paxton/ et al.

Relating to the reporting of a sexual assault and to the collection and submission of evidence with respect to that offense.

HB 2593 Moody/ Guillen/ Morales Shaw/ Morales, Eddie SP: Johnson/ et al.

Relating to the criminal penalties for the possession of certain tetrahydrocannabinols under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

HB 3476 (CS)Schofield SP: Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity issued to water utilities inside the boundaries or extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities.

HB 3578 (LC)Guerra SP: Johnson/ et al.

Relating to the payment methods for cigarette and tobacco products permit fees.

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.

HB 3752 (CS) (LC)Frank/ Oliverson/ Raymond/ White/ et al. SP: Hancock

Relating to the offering of health benefit coverage by subsidiaries of the Texas Mutual Insurance Company.

HB 3774 (CS)Leach/ Moody/ Metcalf/ Landgraf/ Cook/ et al. SP: Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the operation and administration of and practice and procedure related to proceedings in the judicial branch of state government.

HB 3948 (CS)King, Tracy O./ Guillen/ Ramos/ Morales, Eddie/ Israel/ et al. SP: Perry/ et al.

Relating to the production and regulation of hemp and consumable hemp products; providing administrative penalties; creating a criminal offense.

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 4124 Hinojosa SP: Perry

Relating to student enrollment in certain special-purpose districts and the allotment under the public school finance system for those districts.

HB 4272 (CS) (LC)Klick/ Oliverson/ Howard/ Jetton/ Guerra/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to requirements for and prohibited uses of information contained in the immunization registry.

HB 4305 (CS) (LC)Morales, Eddie/ Bucy/ Darby/ Landgraf/ González, Mary SP: Blanco

Relating to the use of certain tax revenue by certain municipalities.

HB 4492 Paddie SP: Hancock

Relating to securitizing costs associated with electric markets; granting authority to issue bonds.

The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:

SB 13 (CS)Birdwell/ Campbell/ Hall/ Perry/ Schwertner/ et al. SP: King, Phil/ Price/ et al.

Relating to state contracts with and investments in certain companies that boycott energy companies.

HB 5 (CS) (LC)Ashby/ Anderson/ Paddie/ Price/ Canales/ et al. SP: Nichols/ et al.

Relating to the expansion of broadband services to certain areas.