Regular Order of Business for 3/27/2023



March 27, 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 75 (CS)Perry/ et al.

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

SJR 59 Birdwell/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the time during which the legislature may act on bills or resolutions during a regular session.

SJR 35 Birdwell/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment clarifying that a voter must be a United States citizen.

SJR 58 Birdwell/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the powers of the governor, the legislature, and the supreme court following certain disaster or emergency declarations.


(Second Reading)

SCR 28 (LC)Huffman

Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.


(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 380 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to payment of certain court costs associated with interpreters.

SB 729 (LC)Huffman/ et al.

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 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 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 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 341 (LC)Springer/ et al.

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 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 240 (LC)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to workplace violence prevention in certain health facilities.

SB 384 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

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

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

Relating to fraud prevention under certain health care programs.

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/ et al.

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/ et al.

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

SB 922 (CS) (LC)Hughes

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

SB 736 (CS)Whitmire/ et al.

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 and certain other activities.

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

Relating to requiring public institution of higher education students who compete in intercollegiate athletic competitions to compete based on biological sex.

SB 747 (CS)Hughes

Relating to the withdrawal of a candidate in a runoff primary election.

SB 1598 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the composition of the Homeland Security Council.

SB 1308 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the operation of an unmanned aircraft over an airport or military installation; creating a criminal offense.

SB 493 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to qualifications for certain individuals for veterans benefits.

SB 63 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to an instruction guide for family members and caregivers of veterans who have mental health disorders.

SB 162 Perry/ et al.

Relating to the required inclusion of a person's sex on a birth certificate and prohibited change of sex on the birth certificate of certain minors.

SB 14 Campbell/ Bettencourt/ Hall/ Hughes/ Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to prohibitions on the provision to certain children of procedures and treatments for gender transitioning, gender reassignment, or gender dysphoria and on the use of public money or public assistance to provide those procedures and treatments.

SB 959 Campbell

Relating to certain prohibited transactions between an open-enrollment charter school and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

SB 1602 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to venue and choice of law for certain actions involving censorship by social media platforms.

SB 1216 (LC)Paxton/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of a license to carry a handgun to certain active and retired judicial officers.

SB 29 Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to prohibited governmental entity implementation or enforcement of a vaccine mandate, mask requirement, or private business or school closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

SB 796 (CS)Middleton/ et al.

Relating to arbitration provisions in surplus lines insurance contracts.

SB 505 (LC)Nichols/ et al.

Relating to imposing an additional fee for the registration of an electric vehicle.

SB 818 (LC)Alvarado

Relating to the disposition of real property interests by navigation districts and port authorities.

SB 1115 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the titling, registration, and operation of an autocycle.

SB 1136 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the administration of county roads in certain counties.

SB 1499 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the funding of certain port projects.

SB 1500 (LC)Nichols

Relating to powers and duties of navigation districts and the boards of trustees of municipal port facilities.

SB 885 (CS)Zaffirini

Relating to the grounds for terminating and reinstating a person's parental rights and the adoption of certain children.

SB 1104 Birdwell/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al.

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

SB 37 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the criminal offense of hazing.

SB 1151 (CS)Whitmire

Relating to the authority of corporations to act as sureties on bail bonds.

SB 467 (LC)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of criminal mischief involving impairment of a motor fuel pump.

SB 538 (CS) (LC)King

Relating to the use of appropriated money by the Texas State Guard for recruiting and retention purposes.

SB 371 (CS) (LC)Eckhardt/ Campbell

Relating to the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program.

SB 65 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to excluding the furnishing of an academic transcript from the definition of "information service" for purposes of sales and use taxes.

SB 22 (CS)Springer/ Blanco/ Creighton/ Eckhardt/ Hall/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of grant programs to provide financial assistance to qualified sheriff's offices and prosecutor's offices in rural counties.

SB 375 Huffman

Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas Senate.

SB 25 Kolkhorst/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to support for nursing-related postsecondary education, including scholarships to nursing students, loan repayment assistance to nurses and nursing faculty, and grants to nursing education programs.

SB 1173 (CS)Huffman

Relating to the appointment of criminal law hearing officers and of a special presiding judge and associate judges for certain criminal courts.

SB 987 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the reporting of certain information regarding the payment of state money to certain vendors and counties.

SB 895 (CS)Johnson

Relating to the regulation of money services businesses; creating a criminal offense; creating administrative penalties; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

SB 936 Hancock/ et al.

Relating to certain agreements with collective bargaining organizations related to certain publicly funded public work contracts.

SB 768 (LC)Parker

Relating to the process for notifying the attorney general of a breach of security of computerized data by persons doing business in this state.

SB 498 (LC)Johnson

Relating to the operation of statewide technology centers.

SB 1016 (CS) (LC)King

Relating to the consideration of employee compensation and benefits in establishing the rates of electric utilities.

SB 1015 (CS) (LC)King

Relating to periodic rate adjustments by electric utilities.

SB 1001 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of electric vehicle supply equipment; requiring an occupational registration; authorizing fees; authorizing an administrative penalty.

SB 541 (CS)Campbell

Relating to the barring of certain vendors from participation in contracts with the state or a political subdivision and to prohibiting the use of technologies manufactured or sold by certain of those vendors.

SB 130 (CS)Campbell

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

SB 1318 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the release of defendants on bail, the duties of a magistrate in certain criminal proceedings, and the notice provided by peace officers to adult victims of family violence.

SB 10 (CS)Huffman/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ et al.

Relating to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 48 (LC)Zaffirini

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

SB 869 (LC)West

Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, including the payment and enforcement of support ordered in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

SB 1603 (LC)Hughes

Relating to the decision of a court of appeals not to accept certain interlocutory appeals.

SB 224 (CS)Alvarado/ Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to catalytic converters, including criminal conduct involving catalytic converters; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty; increasing a fee.

SB 944 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the commitment order for individuals with intellectual disabilities who are committed to state supported living centers.

SB 1259 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the maximum judgment amount awarded by a justice court in certain civil cases regarding the repair of residential rental property.

SB 478 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the administration of the motorcycle operator training and safety program and requirements for the issuance of certain driver's licenses and commercial driver's licenses; requiring an occupational license; authorizing a fee.

SB 182 (CS) (LC)Miles/ et al.

Relating to the required report of criminal offenses committed against individuals receiving certain state agency services; creating a criminal offense.