Regular Order of Business for 3/21/2023



March 21, 2023


(Calendar Order)


(Third Reading)

SJR 52 Birdwell/ et al.

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)

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 75 (CS)Perry

Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas water fund to assist in financing water projects in this state.

SJR 3 (CS)Bettencourt/ Alvarado/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and to adjust the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in the exemption amount.


(Second Reading)

SB 545 (LC)Kolkhorst

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

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 896 (LC)Hughes/ et al.

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 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 276 (LC)Huffman

Relating to certificates of title for certain outboard motors.

SB 61 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the methods by which the comptroller may provide certain notices relating to the revocation or suspension of a permit or license or the forfeiture of corporate privileges in this state.

SB 190 (LC)Miles

Relating to the civil penalty for certain signs placed on the right-of-way of a public road.

SB 247 (LC)Alvarado

Relating to specialty license plates issued for honorary consuls.

SB 323 (LC)Huffman/ Kolkhorst

Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain counties.

SB 347 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the extension of a driver's license suspension or disqualification following certain convictions.

SB 507 (LC)Perry

Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 87 in Concho County as the Deputy Samuel Leonard Memorial Highway.

SB 508 (LC)Perry

Relating to the designation of the portion of Farm-to-Market Road 765 in Concho County as the Sergeant Stephen Jones Memorial Highway.

SB 904 (LC)Springer

Relating to presumption for an offense to accessible parking.

SB 1021 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the handling of bids on certain contracts for highway projects.

SB 1023 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the establishment and posting of the maximum loads permitted on certain bridges.

SB 1032 (CS)Kolkhorst

Relating to oyster certificates of location; authorizing a fee.

SB 811 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to disclosure of certain information by the Parks and Wildlife Department or the Texas Animal Health Commission.

SB 656 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to an optional health condition or disability designation on a driver's license or personal identification certificate.

SB 341 (LC)Springer

Relating to the applicability of the mixed beverage gross receipts tax and the mixed beverage sales tax to items sold by certain nonprofit entity temporary event permittees.

SB 4 Bettencourt/ Huffman/ Parker/ et al.

Relating to the maximum compressed tax rate of a school district.

SB 58 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to prohibitions in connection with the online sale of goods.

SB 315 (LC)Hall/ et al.

Relating to the definition of telephone call for purposes of regulating telephone solicitations.

SB 335 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to meetings of the Family and Protective Services Council held using certain telecommunication devices.

SB 159 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to eligibility requirements for a certified public accountant certificate and to take the uniform CPA examination.

SB 222 (CS) (LC)Nichols/ et al.

Relating to paid leave by certain state employees for the birth or adoption of a child.

SB 271 (CS) (LC)Johnson

Relating to state agency and local government security incident procedures.

SB 621 (CS) (LC)Parker/ et al.

Relating to the position of chief information security officer in the Department of Information Resources.

SB 640 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the maintenance of certain state buildings allocated for legislative use and their grounds.

SB 240 (LC)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to workplace violence prevention in certain health facilities.

SB 241 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to written notification provided by drug manufacturers regarding the cause of generic or biosimilar insulin prescription drug unavailability.

SB 384 (CS)Kolkhorst

Relating to the sale, design, and manufacture of clear aligners.

SB 415 (LC)Paxton

Relating to continuing education requirements for physicians regarding the identification and assistance of trafficked persons.

SB 458 (CS)Kolkhorst

Relating to the authorization for and approval of certain nursing programs offered by private postsecondary educational institutions or for-profit entities.

SB 745 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst/ Campbell/ Hall/ Schwertner/ Sparks

Relating to fraud prevention under certain health care programs.

SB 850 (CS) (LC)Blanco

Relating to the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium.

SB 3 (CS)Bettencourt/ Alvarado/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to an increase in the amount of certain exemptions from ad valorem taxation by a school district applicable to residence homesteads, an adjustment in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in the exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.

SB 401 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to prices charged by a medical staffing services agency during certain designated public health disaster periods; providing a civil penalty.

SB 24 (CS)Kolkhorst/ Campbell/ Creighton/ Hall/ King/ et al.

Relating to the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and the transfer to the commission of certain powers and duties from the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 28 (CS)Perry/ et al.

Relating to financial assistance provided and programs administered by the Texas Water Development Board.

SB 1080 (CS)Kolkhorst

Relating to a mitigation program and fees for the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 221 (CS)Bettencourt

Relating to requirements for certain petitions requesting an election and ballot propositions.

SB 825 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the deadline for submitting certain recount petitions.

SB 921 Hughes

Relating to the determination of a majority vote in certain elections.

SB 1052 (LC)Springer

Relating to the compensation of an election judge or clerk.

SB 1089 (LC)Parker

Relating to repealing the ability to declare certain unopposed candidates for office as elected.

SB 1300 (LC)Hughes

Relating to the disposition and removal of a decedent's remains.

SB 922 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to legislative leave for certain peace officers commissioned by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

SB 736 (CS)Whitmire

Relating to mandatory arbitration for certain municipal fire departments and employee bargaining agents.

SB 175 (CS)Middleton/ et al.

Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public funds for lobbying activities.

SB 5 (CS)Parker/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of tangible personal property a person owns that is held or used for the production of income and a franchise tax credit for the payment of certain related ad valorem taxes.

SB 15 (CS)Middleton/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Creighton/ Flores/ et al.

Relating to requiring a student of a public institution of higher education who competes in intercollegiate athletic competitions to do so based on the student's biological sex.