Senate Floor Action - 2 for 5/22/2021



May 22, 2021

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

SB 505 (CS)Miles/ et al.

Relating to the prohibited discharge of a patient to certain unlicensed or unpermitted group-centered facilities.

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.

1 Floor Amendment

HJR 143 Geren SP: Nelson/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the professional sports team charitable foundations of organizations sanctioned by certain professional associations to conduct charitable raffles at rodeo venues.

HJR 165 Jetton SP: Zaffirini

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing additional powers to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct with respect to candidates for judicial office.

HB 9 Klick/ Allison/ Shaheen/ Harless/ Price/ et al. SP: Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the criminal punishment and conditions of community supervision for the offense of obstructing a highway or other passageway; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 18 (CS)Oliverson/ Bonnen/ Collier/ Canales/ Burrows/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to establishment of the prescription drug savings program for certain uninsured individuals.

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.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 21 (LC)Neave/ Button/ Hunter/ Swanson/ Minjarez/ et al. SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the statute of limitations applicable to a sexual harassment complaint filed with the Texas Workforce Commission.

HB 30 Talarico/ Murr/ White/ Wu/ Minjarez SP: Whitmire

Relating to educational programs provided by the Windham School District in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for certain inmates.

HB 113 (LC)Oliverson SP: Schwertner

Relating to peer-to-peer car sharing programs.

HB 428 (LC)King, Ken/ Leach/ Kacal/ Canales/ Guillen/ et al. SP: Zaffirini

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer testing and screening.

HB 547 (CS)Frank/ Dutton/ Huberty/ González, Mary/ Burrows/ et al. SP: Paxton/ et al.

Relating to authorizing equal opportunity for access by non-enrolled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.

HB 885 (CS) (LC)Harris/ Ellzey/ Dominguez SP: Birdwell

Relating to the requirements for a junior college district to receive approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

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.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1156 (LC)Thierry/ Leach/ Bell, Keith/ Crockett/ et al. SP: Menéndez

Relating to creating the criminal offense of financial abuse of an elderly individual.

HB 1172 (CS) (LC)Howard/ Tinderholt/ Harless/ Neave/ White/ et al. SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the rights of victims of sexual assault or other prohibited sexual conduct.

HB 1240 (CS) (LC)Coleman SP: Miles

Relating to the offense of failure to comply with an order from a fire marshal and the authority of certain county employees to issue citations for certain violations; changing a criminal penalty.

HB 1258 (LC)Ashby/ Anchia/ et al. SP: Schwertner

Relating to data matching with financial institutions to facilitate the collection of certain delinquent tax liabilities.

HB 1278 (LC)Campos SP: Bettencourt

Relating to public hearings on homelessness issues held by the Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless.

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

Relating to the operation of golf carts in certain areas.

HB 1307 (LC)González, Mary/ Allen/ Guillen SP: Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to the care of pregnant women in county jail or in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 1456 (CS) (LC)Herrero SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the expiration of the health care provider participation program administered and operated by the Nueces County Hospital District.

HB 1518 (LC)Dutton SP: Seliger

Relating to the hours for selling alcoholic beverages in certain establishments.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1802 Dominguez/ Klick/ Burrows/ Price/ Moody/ et al. SP: Campbell/ et al.

Relating to a study on the use of alternative therapies for treating post-traumatic stress disorder.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1938 (LC)Jetton/ Sherman, Sr./ Sanford/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to a grant program for law enforcement agencies to defray the cost of data storage for recordings created with body worn cameras.

HB 2110 (LC)Morales, Christina SP: Whitmire

Relating to the automatic transfer of manufacturer's warranties on air conditioning systems conveyed with residential real property.

HB 2237 (CS) (LC)Burrows/ Deshotel/ Romero, Jr. SP: Johnson

Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens.

HB 2361 (LC)Landgraf/ Reynolds SP: Birdwell

Relating to the new technology implementation grant program administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 2430 (LC)Murr SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the mileage expense reimbursement for certain temporary justices of the peace.

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.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 2581 Kacal SP: Hancock/ et al.

Relating to civil works projects and other construction projects of governmental entities.

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 2893 (LC)Herrero SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the establishment by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs of colonia self-help centers in certain counties and to the representation of those counties on the Colonia Resident Advisory Committee.

HB 2924 (LC)Dutton SP: Hughes

Relating to certain grounds for the involuntary termination of the parent-child relationship.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3012 Geren SP: Nelson/ et al.

Relating to charitable raffles conducted by the professional sports teams charitable foundations of organizations sanctioned by certain professional associations at rodeo venues.

HB 3026 (LC)Canales SP: Alvarado

Relating to the operation and regulation of certain automated motor vehicles.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3261 (CS) (LC)Huberty SP: Taylor

Relating to the electronic administration of certain required assessment instruments, measures to support Internet connectivity for purposes of those assessment instruments, the adoption and administration of certain optional interim assessment instruments, the review and use of the instructional materials and technology allotment, and requests for production of instructional materials.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3459 Bonnen/ et al. SP: Buckingham

Relating to preauthorization requirements for certain medical and health care services and utilization review for certain health benefit plans.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 3531 (CS) (LC)Martinez SP: Seliger

Relating to motor vehicle titles, registration, and license plates.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3564 (LC)Paul SP: Taylor

Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Insurance to rescind a certificate of compliance issued for an improvement for purposes of coverage through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

HB 3610 Gervin-Hawkins/ Sanford/ Middleton SP: Springer/ et al.

Relating to the applicability of certain laws to certain public schools and certain requirements of a charter school that receives certain tax exemptions.

HB 3777 Noble/ Guillen SP: Nelson/ et al.

Relating to eligible costs and expenses for purposes of the franchise tax credit for the certified rehabilitation of certified historic structures.

HB 3853 (CS) (LC)Anderson/ Guillen/ King, Tracy O./ Ashby/ King, Ken/ et al. SP: Perry/ et al.

Relating to middle mile broadband service provided by an electric utility.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3897 (CS)Thompson, Senfronia SP: Birdwell

Relating to fees levied by municipalities and counties for certain alcoholic beverage licenses.

HB 3927 (CS)Hefner SP: Nichols

Relating to certain temporary motor vehicle tags.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 4056 (LC)Meza/ Howard/ Gervin-Hawkins/ et al. SP: Hughes

Relating to the establishment of a committee to study the formation of a Texas Bicentennial Commission.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 4158 Turner, John SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to the dissemination of confidential information contained in the juvenile justice information system.

HB 4279 (LC)Dominguez SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the eligibility of the Windham School District to participate in the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program.

HB 4454 (LC)Guillen/ et al. SP: Lucio

Relating to the powers and duties of the Willacy County Drainage District No. 2.

HB 4477 (LC)Thompson, Senfronia SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the financial exploitation of certain vulnerable adults.

HB 4568 (LC)Holland SP: Hall

Relating to the Rockwall County Juvenile Board.

The Senate reconsidered passage to third reading and finally passed:

HB 3924 Oliverson/ Anderson/ Middleton/ Frank/ King, Tracy O./ et al. SP: Springer/ et al.

Relating to health benefits offered by certain nonprofit agricultural organizations.

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

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.