Regular Order of Business for 3/13/2023



March 13, 2023


(Calendar Order)


(Second Reading)

SJR 50 Hall

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items.

SJR 44 Huffman/ Hinojosa

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 and requiring a judge or magistrate to impose the least restrictive conditions of bail that may be necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court as required and the safety of the community, law enforcement, and the victim of the alleged offense.

SJR 52 Birdwell

Extending the deadline for the automatic rescission of certain applications made by the Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing any amendment to that constitution.


(Second Reading)

SCR 17 (LC)Hughes/ et al.

Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the "Keep Nine" amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


(Second Reading)

SB 599 (LC)Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by a district clerk and the issuance of a handgun license to a district clerk.

SB 559 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to discrimination against or burdening certain constitutional rights of an applicant for or holder of a license to practice law in this state.

SB 578 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information of an applicant for or a person protected by a protective order.

SB 2 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to conduct constituting the criminal offense of illegal voting; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 1004 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to creating the criminal offense of tampering with an electronic monitoring device and to certain consequences on conviction of that offense.

SB 402 Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the preference given by trial courts to hearings and trials for murder and capital murder offenses.

SB 1319 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the reporting of certain overdose information and the mapping of overdoses for public safety purposes.

SB 645 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the designation of fentanyl poisoning for purposes of the death certificate and to the criminal penalties for certain controlled substance offenses; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 30 (CS)Huffman

Relating to supplemental appropriations and reductions in appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.

SB 497 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the processing and sale of kratom and kratom products; providing civil penalties; creating a criminal offense.

SB 545 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to death records maintained and provided by the vital statistics unit of the Department of State Health Services.

SB 780 (LC)Hughes

Relating to emergency possession of certain abandoned children by designated emergency infant care providers.

SB 610 (LC)Hughes

Relating to an unauthorized vote by a delegate or alternate delegate to a federal Article V convention; creating a criminal offense.

SB 643 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the conduct of charitable bingo.

SB 718 (LC)Paxton

Relating to additional periods of possession of or access to a child to compensate for denial of court-ordered possession or access.

SB 801 (LC)Hughes

Relating to an instrument that names a trust as a party.

SB 896 (LC)Hughes

Relating to the automatic stay of proceedings pending an interlocutory appeal of a denial of a motion to dismiss in an action involving the exercise of certain constitutional rights.

SB 994 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the declaration of a candidate's ineligibility on the basis of failure to pay a filing fee or submit a petition in lieu of a filing fee.

SB 380 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to payment of certain court costs associated with interpreters.

SB 729 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the cash balance benefit under the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SB 740 Huffman

Relating to an election to approve a reduction or reallocation of funding or resources for certain county prosecutors' offices.