Regular Order of Business for 3/31/2023



March 31, 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 28 Middleton

Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of county treasurer of Galveston County.

SJR 54 (CS)Middleton

Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit a court from issuing an opinion without disclosing the judges who authored the opinion.


(Second Reading)

SCR 28 (LC)Huffman

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

SCR 2 Nichols/ et al.

Extending the duty of the comptroller of public accounts under Section 7-c, Article VIII, Texas Constitution, to deposit certain tax revenue to the state highway fund.

SCR 9 (LC)Springer

Designating the first full week in April as Gifted and Talented Students Week for a 10-year period ending in 2033.

SCR 7 (LC)Hinojosa

Authorizing the burial of Patrick John Nugent in the State Cemetery.

SCR 16 (LC)Parker

Designating November as Ukrainian Genocide Remembrance Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2023.

SCR 8 (LC)Parker

Designating June 2 as Italian Heritage Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2023.

SCR 22 (LC)Hall

Authorizing the creation and appointment of joint legislative study committees by the lieutenant governor and speaker of the House of Representatives.

SCR 31 (LC)Parker

Designating an area in Dallas as Koreatown Dallas for a 10-year period ending in 2033.


(Third Reading)

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 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.


(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 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 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 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 28 (CS)Perry/ et al.

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

SB 1052 (LC)Springer

Relating to the compensation of an election judge or clerk.

SB 175 (CS)Middleton/ et al.

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

SB 1598 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the composition of the Homeland Security Council.

SB 959 Campbell

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

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 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 37 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the criminal offense of hazing.

SB 538 (CS) (LC)King

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

SB 375 Huffman

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

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 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 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/ et al.

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

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.

SB 1523 (LC)Blanco

Relating to the dismissal of a baseless or unfounded complaint filed with the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

SB 1764 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the bed or bank of a navigable river or stream.

SB 1236 (CS) (LC)Flores

Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the bed or bank of a navigable river or stream in certain counties.

SB 1421 (CS) (LC)Perry/ Blanco/ Campbell/ Flores/ Gutierrez/ et al.

Relating to the effect of nuisance actions, other actions, and governmental requirements on certain agricultural operations.

SB 870 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to certain Title IV-D cases and other cases with respect to child support or Title IV-D agency services and to practices and procedures for the operation of the Title IV-D agency.

SB 658 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the disposition of money from certain attorney accounts delivered to the comptroller as unclaimed property.

SB 1414 (CS)Johnson/ Paxton/ Perry/ Schwertner/ Springer

Relating to the temporary regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 691 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to an animal share exemption for certain meat and meat food products; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1372 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to costs associated with the destruction of certain deer.

SB 423 (CS) (LC)Paxton

Relating to the use of unmanned aircraft by the Texas military forces.

SB 602 (CS)Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the law enforcement authority of federal border patrol agents.

SB 617 (CS) (LC)Blanco/ et al.

Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.

SB 1133 (CS) (LC)Blanco/ Flores/ Hinojosa/ Kolkhorst/ Perry/ et al.

Relating to a grant program to compensate landowners for property damage caused by certain criminal activities.

SB 59 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to notice of water and wastewater requirements for the foreclosure sale of residential properties by certain political subdivisions.

SB 322 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the compensation of members of the seawall commission in Matagorda County.

SB 348 (LC)Springer

Relating to the prohibition on posting on the Internet information held by an appraisal district regarding certain residential property.

SB 349 (LC)Springer/ et al.

Relating to county and municipal housing authority pet policies.

SB 361 (LC)Eckhardt/ et al.

Relating to the eligibility of a person employed by a school district as a teacher to serve on the appraisal review board of an appraisal district.

SB 580 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the authority of certain counties to cancel platted subdivisions that have remained undeveloped.

SB 612 (LC)Johnson/ Parker

Relating to the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance.

SB 1088 (LC)Perry

Relating to eligibility to serve as a member of the board of directors of the West Central Texas Municipal Water District.

SB 1250 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the powers of the Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 110; providing authority to impose a fee and impose fines and penalties.

SB 1305 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the transfer of the ownership rights of the City of Nacogdoches in the Central Heights Water System to the Angelina and Neches River Authority.

SB 1381 (LC)Eckhardt/ et al.

Relating to the eligibility of the surviving spouse of an elderly person who qualified for a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a taxing unit of a portion of the appraised value of the deceased person's residence homestead to continue to receive an exemption for the same property from the same taxing unit in an amount equal to that of the exemption for which the deceased person qualified without applying for the exemption.

SB 1439 (LC)Springer

Relating to the ad valorem taxation of tangible personal property held or used for the production of income by related business entities.

SB 1486 (LC)Bettencourt/ Eckhardt/ Gutierrez/ Hall/ Parker/ et al.

Relating to the electronic payment of ad valorem taxes; authorizing a fee.

SB 1801 (LC)Springer

Relating to a requirement that each appraisal district periodically confirm that recipients of residence homestead exemptions qualify for those exemptions.

SB 2091 (LC)West

Relating to the authority of a taxing unit to sell certain seized or foreclosed property to an owner of an abutting property without conducting a public sale.

SB 2355 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations through binding arbitration.

SB 280 (LC)Zaffirini/ Hall

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for members of the military who served in Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

SB 957 (LC)Alvarado

Relating to the designation of a portion of United States Highway 59 in Harris County as the Deputy Sheriff Darren Almendarez Memorial Highway.

SB 2150 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the designation of the portion of U.S. Highway 84 in Joaquin as the Lt. General O.R. "Cotton" Whiddon Memorial Highway.

SB 1260 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to certain contracts regarding airports operated by or on behalf of a local government.

SB 929 (CS) (LC)Parker

Relating to the notice and compensation a municipality must provide before revoking the right to use property for a use that was allowed before the adoption of or change to a zoning regulation or boundary.

SB 1191 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to late applications for the appraisal of land for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land following the death of the owner of the land.

SB 767 (CS) (LC)Parker

Relating to notice requirements for certain municipal fees and the process to adopt a municipal budget that includes the use of revenue from those fees.

SB 158 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to the location of a bank eligible to be selected as a depository or subdepository of county public money, including money held by a county or district clerk.

SB 1575 Middleton

Relating to the authority of a member of the State Board of Education to request an attorney general opinion.

SB 23 (CS)Huffman

Relating to increasing the minimum term of imprisonment and changing the eligibility for community supervision and parole for certain felony offenses in which a firearm is used or exhibited and to certain consequences on conviction of certain offenses.

SB 20 (CS)Huffman/ Parker

Relating to the enforcement of criminal offenses by district attorneys, criminal district attorneys, and county attorneys.

SB 2087 Hughes

Relating to an exemption from jury service for the spouse of an officer or employee in the legislative branch of government.

SB 1601 Hughes

Relating to prohibiting municipal libraries that host certain events from receiving state funding.

SB 21 (CS)Huffman

Relating to the discipline of judges by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and the legislature.

SB 1527 (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to human trafficking, including the prosecution and punishment of compelling and solicitation of prostitution and other sexual or assaultive offenses; increasing a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 386 (LC)Hall/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution of a capital murder committed against a peace officer or fireman.

SB 1717 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of stalking.

SB 1649 (CS) (LC)Parker

Relating to trusts.

SB 930 (CS) (LC)Middleton

Relating to the publication of opinions by a court.

SB 1092 Parker

Relating to the jurisdiction of the supreme court and the court of criminal appeals.

SB 1910 Bettencourt

Relating to access to certain election records under the public information law.

SB 12 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to restricting certain sexually oriented performances on public property, on the premises of a commercial enterprise, or in the presence of a child; authorizing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1373 (LC)Hughes

Relating to decedents' estates and the delivery of certain notices or other communications in connection with those estates or multiple-party accounts.

SB 1243 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the franchise tax treatment of certain broadband grants made for the purposes of broadband deployment in this state.

SB 1013 (LC)Hughes

Relating to the franchise and insurance premium tax credit for the certified rehabilitation of certified historic structures.

SB 1509 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the service retirement eligibility and benefits of certain members of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1244 Huffman

Relating to the amount of the fee imposed on certain sexually oriented businesses that is allocated to the sexual assault program fund and the allocation of certain other revenue to that fund; authorizing an increase in the amount of a fee.

SB 1444 (LC)Zaffirini/ Eckhardt/ et al.

Relating to the public retirement systems for employees of certain municipalities.

SB 1741 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in Webb County.

SB 500 (CS) (LC)West/ Menéndez/ Parker/ et al.

Relating to the value of a residential dwelling offered or awarded as a prize at a charitable raffle.

SB 1563 Creighton

Relating to the eligibility of Sam Houston State University to receive formula funding for the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

SB 1008 (LC)Flores/ et al.

Relating to establishing residency for purposes of admission into public schools.

SB 798 Middleton

Relating to the certification requirements for a public school counselor.

SB 459 (LC)Paxton/ et al.

Relating to early registration for parenting students at public institutions of higher education.

SB 16 (CS)Hughes

Relating to the purpose of public institutions of higher education and a prohibition on compelling students enrolled at those institutions to adopt certain beliefs.

SB 8 (CS)Creighton/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ King/ Middleton/ et al.

Relating to public education, including parental rights and public school responsibilities regarding instructional materials and the establishment of an education savings account program.

SB 2013 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ King/ et al.

Relating to access to and the security of certain critical infrastructure.

SB 947 (CS) (LC)King

Relating to creating a criminal offense for damaging certain critical infrastructure facilities and providing for the prosecution of that conduct as manslaughter in certain circumstances; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 129 (CS) (LC)Springer/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution and punishment for possession or promotion of child pornography; increasing criminal penalties.

SB 806 (CS) (LC)Paxton

Relating to the duties of peace officers regarding interactions with victims of sexual assault.

SB 281 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the designation of state musicians for classical and nonclassical genres.

SB 739 (LC)Johnson

Relating to designating October 10 as Supportive Palliative Care Awareness Day.

SB 464 (LC)Parker

Relating to designating October 17 as Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Day.

SB 821 (CS) (LC)Nichols

Relating to the review by the Sunset Advisory Commission of the sale of personal data by state agencies.

SB 1112 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

SB 2011 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ King/ et al.

Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to impose administrative penalties and enter into voluntary mitigation plans; increasing an administrative penalty.

SB 1927 (CS)Hughes

Relating to the appointment, duties, and removal of the state prosecuting attorney.

SB 2014 (CS) (LC)King/ Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the legislature's goals for renewable electric generating capacity.

SB 2010 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ King/ et al.

Relating to required reporting by the wholesale electric market monitor for the ERCOT power region.

SB 1002 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the operation of public electric vehicle charging stations.

SB 1287 (CS)King/ et al.

Relating to the cost of interconnecting certain electric generation facilities with the ERCOT transmission system.

SB 2015 (CS)King/ Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the legislature's goals for electric generation capacity in this state.

SB 1269 (CS)Hughes

Relating to admissibility and disclosure of certain evidence in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 483 (LC)Johnson

Relating to the regulation of massage therapy.

SB 1120 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to certain prohibited practices by a barber or cosmetologist.

SB 1017 (CS)Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate an energy source or engine.

SB 1213 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the establishment of the Mold Assessment and Remediation Advisory Board under the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 1238 (CS) (LC)Nichols

Relating to broadband development.

SB 1831 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the purchase of certain goods and services by the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1332 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to the provision of funding to the Texas Historical Commission for state historic sites.

SB 1333 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to the creation of the Texas state buildings preservation endowment fund, including the transfer to the fund of the unencumbered balances of certain other funds.

SB 1207 (CS) (LC)Menéndez

Relating to the retirement system in certain municipalities for firefighters and police officers.

SB 991 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the establishment of a crime laboratory portal by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas and to disciplinary proceedings applicable to a crime laboratory or license holder investigated by the Texas Forensic Science Commission.

SB 261 (CS) (LC)Springer

Relating to titling and registration of assembled trailers.

SB 540 (CS) (LC)Campbell

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

SB 1418 (CS) (LC)LaMantia

Relating to the route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties.

SB 1122 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the exclusion of certain medical services performed to determine an appropriate level of workers' compensation benefits from sales and use taxes.

SB 1727 (CS)Schwertner/ Johnson/ Paxton/ Perry/ Springer

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and the functions of the office of independent ombudsman for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

SB 956 LaMantia

Relating to repealing the coordinated strategic plan for health and human services in this state, including related conforming amendments.

SB 426 Paxton/ et al.

Relating to patient access to prescription drugs for off-label use for COVID-19 treatment.

SB 1588 (LC)Blanco

Relating to variances from Department of State Health Services rules governing the provision of emergency medical services.

SB 902 (CS)West

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Leadership Scholars Program.

SB 133 West/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting the physical restraint of or use of chemical irritants on certain public school students by peace officers and school security personnel under certain circumstances.