Senate Floor Action for 5/29/2021



May 29, 2021

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 541 Hinojosa

Recognizing Robert Saenz on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 547 Hughes

Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 7.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 36 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini SP: Turner, Chris

Relating to the offense of hazing.

SB 41 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Leach

Relating to the consolidation and allocation of state civil court costs; increasing certain civil court costs; authorizing fees.

SB 111 (CS) (LC)West/ et al. SP: Collier/ Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to certain duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain information subject to disclosure to a defendant.

SB 225 (CS)Paxton SP: Sanford

Relating to the regulation of certain child-care facilities and family homes.

SB 279 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa/ et al. SP: Bucy/ Hinojosa

Relating to the inclusion of suicide prevention information on certain student identification cards issued by a public school or public institution of higher education.

SB 437 (CS) (LC)Blanco SP: Turner, John

Relating to personal protective equipment management and the establishment of a personal protective equipment advisory committee.

SB 452 (CS) (LC)West/ et al. SP: Rose

Relating to prevention and early intervention programs and practices.

SB 462 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al. SP: Allen

Relating to funding under the transportation allotment for transporting meals and instructional materials to students during a declared disaster.

SB 500 (LC)Miles/ et al. SP: Rose/ Collier

Relating to creating the criminal offense of operating a boarding home facility without a permit in certain counties and municipalities.

SB 504 Miles SP: Coleman/ Lopez

Relating to authority of certain county fire marshals to inspect group homes; authorizing a fee; creating a criminal offense.

SB 572 (LC)Springer/ et al. SP: White/ Cain/ et al.

Relating to in-person visitation of religious counselors with certain health care facility patients and residents during a public health emergency.

SB 604 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt/ Birdwell SP: Capriglione

Relating to bonds issued by and the dissolution of municipal management districts.

SB 703 (CS)Buckingham/ Hall/ Lucio/ Paxton SP: Canales

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Agriculture, the Prescribed Burning Board, and the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation and the abolishment of the Early Childhood Health and Nutrition Interagency Council.

SB 705 Lucio/ Buckingham/ Hall/ Paxton SP: Cyrier

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Animal Health Commission.

SB 799 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: Paddie

Relating to contracting procedures and requirements for governmental entities.

SB 855 (CS) (LC)Hughes SP: Hunter

Relating to the electronic dissemination of commercial recordings or audiovisual works.

SB 910 (CS) (LC)Schwertner SP: Frank

Relating to a study of options for implementing family preservation services, the provision of certain other health and human services by certain state agency contractors, and the repeal of a prior pilot program for family-based safety services.

SB 984 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ Campbell/ Johnson/ Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Klick

Relating to public health disaster and public health emergency preparedness and response, including the operation of the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.

SB 1065 (CS) (LC)Alvarado/ et al. SP: Bernal

Relating to coverage for diagnostic imaging for breast cancer under certain health benefit plans.

SB 1071 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa/ et al. SP: Anchia

Relating to disability retirement benefits for certain peace officers under the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1109 West/ et al. SP: Anchia

Relating to requiring public schools to provide instruction and materials and adopt policies relating to the prevention of child abuse, family violence, and dating violence.

SB 1232 (CS)Taylor SP: Bonnen

Relating to the management and investment of the permanent school fund, including authorizing the creation of the Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation to manage and invest the fund and limiting the authority of the School Land Board to manage and invest the fund if the corporation is created.

SB 1351 (LC)Miles SP: Allen/ Bernal/ et al.

Relating to the donation of food by public school campuses.

SB 1365 (CS)Bettencourt/ et al. SP: Huberty/ Dutton/ et al.

Relating to public school organization, accountability, and fiscal management.

SB 1397 (LC)Hinojosa SP: Guerra

Relating to regional protocols and processes for patient transfers and related services within the geographic area served by certain trauma service area regional advisory councils.

SB 1458 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini SP: Neave

Relating to standardized forms and materials for the issuance of protective orders, magistrate's orders for emergency protection, and temporary ex parte orders.

SB 1696 Paxton SP: Wilson

Relating to establishing a system for the sharing of information regarding cyber attacks or other cybersecurity incidents occurring in schools in this state.

SB 1716 (CS) (LC)Taylor/ et al. SP: Bonnen/ Dutton

Relating to a supplemental special education services and instructional materials program for certain public school students receiving special education services.

SB 1772 Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Zwiener/ Cyrier

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Pollinator-Smart program for solar energy sites.

SB 1827 (CS)Huffman/ Nelson/ et al. SP: Holland

Relating to the creation of the opioid abatement account, an opioid abatement trust fund, and a statewide opioid settlement agreement.

SB 1856 (LC)Powell SP: Klick

Relating to certain vocational nursing students providing services during a declared state of disaster.

SB 1936 (CS) (LC)Hughes SP: Cook/ Swanson

Relating to the beginning and ending possession times in certain standard possession orders in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

SB 1990 (LC)Miles SP: Thierry

Relating to the powers of certain freight rail districts.

SB 1997 (LC)Springer SP: Rogers

Relating to the control of diseases of swine.

SB 2050 (CS) (LC)Menéndez/ et al. SP: Allison/ Meza

Relating to bullying and cyberbullying in public schools.

SB 2116 (CS) (LC)Campbell/ Hall/ et al. SP: Parker

Relating to prohibiting contracts or other agreements with certain foreign-owned companies in connection with critical infrastructure in this state.

SB 2181 (CS) (LC)West SP: Button/ Anchia/ et al.

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

SB 2185 (LC)Hinojosa SP: Canales

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

SB 2230 (CS) (LC)Schwertner SP: Capriglione

Relating to the acquisition of real property or construction of buildings for the purpose of operating the Texas Bullion Depository.

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

SB 321 (CS)Huffman/ et al. SP: Bonnen/ Murphy/ et al.

Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:

SB 7 (CS)Hughes/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ et al. SP: Cain/ Schofield/ et al.

Relating to election integrity and security, including by preventing fraud in the conduct of elections in this state; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.

SB 49 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini SP: Murr

Relating to procedures regarding defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or intellectual disability.

SB 64 (CS)Nelson/ et al. SP: White

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

SB 281 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa/ et al. SP: Lucio III

Relating to the use of hypnotically induced statements in a criminal trial.

SB 288 (CS) (LC)Seliger/ et al. SP: Wu/ Anchia/ et al.

Relating to preventing the loss of benefits by certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who resume service.

SB 295 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al. SP: Minjarez

Relating to the confidential and privileged communications and records of victims of certain sexual assault offenses.

SB 383 Powell/ et al. SP: Perez/ Fierro/ et al.

Relating to disclosure requirements of certain facilities that provide care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

SB 601 (CS)Perry/ et al. SP: Burrows

Relating to the creation and activities of the Texas Produced Water Consortium.

SB 626 (LC)Zaffirini SP: Moody

Relating to guardianships, management trusts, and certain other procedures and proceedings for persons who are incapacitated.

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 1160 (CS)Taylor/ et al. SP: Paul/ Krause/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Gulf Coast Protection District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees; providing authority to impose a tax; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 1164 (LC)Campbell SP: Collier

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault.

SB 1308 (CS) (LC)Blanco/ et al. SP: Canales

Relating to a study on the impacts of using certain motor vehicle technologies.

SB 1438 Bettencourt SP: Meyer/ Metcalf

Relating to the effect of a disaster on the calculation of certain tax rates and the procedure for adoption of a tax rate by a taxing unit.

SB 1831 (CS) (LC)Taylor/ et al. SP: Thompson, Senfronia/ Parker/ et al.

Relating to the punishment for trafficking of persons, online solicitation of a minor, and prostitution and warning signs regarding certain penalties for trafficking of persons; increasing criminal penalties.

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 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 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 3282 (CS) (LC)Canales SP: Nichols/ et al.

Relating to the authority of a district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation to temporarily lower the speed limit at a highway maintenance activity site.

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

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