REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
April 4, 2023
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS
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.
Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the time during which the legislature may act on bills or resolutions during a regular session.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of county treasurer of Galveston County.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit a court from issuing an opinion without disclosing the judges who authored the opinion.
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the authority of the legislature to permit conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes to fund the development and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas energy insurance fund and the authorization of other funding mechanisms to support the construction and operation of electric generating facilities.
Proposing a constitutional amendment renaming the national research university fund as the Texas University Fund, providing for the appropriation of certain investment income from the economic stabilization fund to the Texas University Fund, and excepting appropriations to and from the Texas University Fund from the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation certain tangible personal property held by a manufacturer of medical or biomedical products as a finished good or used in the manufacturing or processing of medical or biomedical products.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
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.
Recognizing the Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act.
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.
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.
Relating to meetings of the Family and Protective Services Council held using certain telecommunication devices.
Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public funds for lobbying and certain other activities.
Relating to certain prohibited transactions between an open-enrollment charter school and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.
Relating to the issuance of a license to carry a handgun to certain active and retired judicial officers.
Relating to the appointment of criminal law hearing officers and of a special presiding judge and associate judges for certain criminal courts.
Relating to periodic rate adjustments by electric utilities.
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.
Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of certain employment benefits and policies.
Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, including the payment and enforcement of support ordered in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.
Relating to the decision of a court of appeals not to accept certain interlocutory appeals.
Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the bed or bank of a navigable river or stream.
Relating to the use of unmanned aircraft by the Texas military forces.
Relating to the law enforcement authority of federal border patrol agents.
Relating to a grant program to compensate landowners for property damage caused by certain criminal activities.
Relating to notice of water and wastewater requirements for the foreclosure sale of residential properties by certain political subdivisions.
Relating to the compensation of members of the seawall commission in Matagorda County.
Relating to the prohibition on posting on the Internet information held by an appraisal district regarding certain residential property.
Relating to county and municipal housing authority pet policies.
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.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to cancel platted subdivisions that have remained undeveloped.
Relating to the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance.
Relating to eligibility to serve as a member of the board of directors of the West Central Texas Municipal Water District.
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.
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.
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.
Relating to the ad valorem taxation of tangible personal property held or used for the production of income by related business entities.
Relating to the electronic payment of ad valorem taxes; authorizing a fee.
Relating to a requirement that each appraisal district periodically confirm that recipients of residence homestead exemptions qualify for those exemptions.
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.
Relating to the appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations through binding arbitration.
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for members of the military who served in Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
Relating to the designation of a portion of United States Highway 59 in Harris County as the Deputy Sheriff Darren Almendarez Memorial Highway.
Relating to the designation of the portion of U.S. Highway 84 in Joaquin as the Lt. General O.R. "Cotton" Whiddon Memorial Highway.
Relating to certain contracts regarding airports operated by or on behalf of a local government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Relating to the authority of a member of the State Board of Education to request an attorney general opinion.
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.
Relating to the enforcement of criminal offenses by district attorneys, criminal district attorneys, and county attorneys.
Relating to an exemption from jury service for the spouse of an officer or employee in the legislative branch of government.
Relating to prohibiting municipal libraries that host certain events from receiving state funding.
Relating to the discipline of judges by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and the legislature.
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.
Relating to the prosecution of a capital murder committed against a peace officer or fireman.
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of stalking.
Relating to trusts.
Relating to the publication of opinions by a court.
Relating to the jurisdiction of the supreme court and the court of criminal appeals.
Relating to access to certain election records under the public information law.
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.
Relating to decedents' estates and the delivery of certain notices or other communications in connection with those estates or multiple-party accounts.
Relating to the franchise tax treatment of certain broadband grants made for the purposes of broadband deployment in this state.
Relating to the franchise and insurance premium tax credit for the certified rehabilitation of certified historic structures.
Relating to the service retirement eligibility and benefits of certain members of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
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.
Relating to the public retirement systems for employees of certain municipalities.
Relating to the route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in Webb County.
Relating to the value of a residential dwelling offered or awarded as a prize at a charitable raffle.
Relating to the eligibility of Sam Houston State University to receive formula funding for the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Relating to establishing residency for purposes of admission into public schools.
Relating to the certification requirements for a public school counselor.
Relating to early registration for parenting students at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the purpose of public institutions of higher education and a prohibition on compelling students enrolled at those institutions to adopt certain beliefs.
Relating to public education, including parental rights and public school responsibilities regarding instructional materials and the establishment of an education savings account program.
Relating to access to and the security of certain critical infrastructure.
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.
Relating to the prosecution and punishment for possession or promotion of child pornography; increasing criminal penalties.
Relating to the duties of peace officers regarding interactions with victims of sexual assault.
Relating to the review by the Sunset Advisory Commission of the sale of personal data by state agencies.
Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
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.
Relating to the appointment, duties, and removal of the state prosecuting attorney.
Relating to the legislature's goals for renewable electric generating capacity.
Relating to required reporting by the wholesale electric market monitor for the ERCOT power region.
Relating to the operation of public electric vehicle charging stations.
Relating to the cost of interconnecting certain electric generation facilities with the ERCOT transmission system.
Relating to the legislature's goals for electric generation capacity in this state.
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.
Relating to the regulation of massage therapy.
Relating to certain prohibited practices by a barber or cosmetologist.
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate an energy source or engine.
Relating to the establishment of the Mold Assessment and Remediation Advisory Board under the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Relating to broadband development.
Relating to the purchase of certain goods and services by the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
Relating to the provision of funding to the Texas Historical Commission for state historic sites.
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.
Relating to the retirement system in certain municipalities for firefighters and police officers.
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.
Relating to titling and registration of assembled trailers.
Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain municipalities.
Relating to the route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties.
Relating to the exclusion of certain medical services performed to determine an appropriate level of workers' compensation benefits from sales and use taxes.
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.
Relating to repealing the coordinated strategic plan for health and human services in this state, including related conforming amendments.
Relating to patient access to prescription drugs for off-label use for COVID-19 treatment.
Relating to variances from Department of State Health Services rules governing the provision of emergency medical services.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Leadership Scholars Program.
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.
Relating to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools providing silent panic alert technology in classrooms.
Relating to the rights, certification, and compensation of public school educators and assistance provided to public schools by the Texas Education Agency related to public school educators and to certain allotments under the Foundation School Program.
Relating to compensation and leave for certain security officers or investigators commissioned as peace officers by the comptroller.
Relating to authorized investments of public money by certain governmental entities and the confidentiality of certain information related to those investments.
Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan Two.
Relating to protections for pregnant and parenting students enrolled in public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors and medication designated for treatment of respiratory distress on public and private school campuses.
Relating to local mental health authority and local behavioral health authority audits and mental and behavioral health reporting, services, and programs.
Relating to certain procedures relating to children placed under a parental child safety placement.
Relating to food allergen awareness in food service establishments, food handler and food manager certifications, and food service training or education programs.
Relating to the establishment of a living organ donor education program.
Relating to restricting research on potentially pandemic pathogens in this state; creating a civil penalty.
Relating to health benefit plan coverage of a transplant of an organ that originated from or is transplanted in a country known to have participated in forced organ harvesting.
Relating to disclosure requirements for health care provider directories maintained by certain health benefit plan issuers.
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain biomarker testing.
Relating to cottage food production operations.
Relating to the right of state hospital patients to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.
Relating to the reporting, investigation, and prosecution of the criminal offense of financial abuse of an elderly individual.
Relating to the equalization of the rates of production fees charged on certain wells by the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District; authorizing an increase in the rate of the fee.
Relating to the issuance by certain conservation and reclamation districts of bonds for the development and maintenance of recreational facilities.
Relating to requiring certain plats for the subdivision of land to include proof of groundwater supply.
Relating to the reliability of the ERCOT power grid.
Relating to elimination of the countywide polling place program.
Relating to the disposal of reclaimed wastewater.
Relating to requiring notice to the attorney general in an action under the Election Code seeking a temporary restraining order.
Relating to preparing and delivering precinct election returns; increasing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the procedures for the issuance of a personal identification certificate to a person whose driver's license is surrendered.
Relating to accepting an early voting ballot voted by mail; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to requirements for a trial in the contest of an election on a proposed constitutional amendment.
Relating to durable powers of attorney and the construction of certain powers conferred in those durable powers of attorney.
Relating to court administration and costs; increasing certain court costs; authorizing fees.
Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem in certain suits filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to receive certain tax revenue derived from a hotel and convention center project and to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to the project.
Relating to land services performed by a landman.
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate the use or sale of a product for the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Relating to municipal and county hotel occupancy taxes.
Relating to a cause of action for the bad faith washout of an overriding royalty interest in an oil and gas lease.
Relating to the treatment, recycling for beneficial use, or disposal of drill cuttings.
Relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in this state and the express preemption of local regulation of those emissions.
Relating to establishing a state historical marker program to honor African Americans who served in the Texas Legislature during Reconstruction.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Energy Insurance Program and other funding mechanisms to support the construction and operation of electric generating facilities.
Relating to an exemption from the requirement to obtain a permit from a groundwater conservation district for certain temporary water wells.
Relating to the definition of marketplace seller for purposes of sales and use taxes.
Relating to the administration and investment of, and distribution and use of money from, certain constitutional and statutory funds to support general academic teaching institutions in achieving national prominence as major research universities and driving the state economy; redesignating the national research university fund as the Texas University Fund.
Relating to optional group benefits for dental and vision care under the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program.
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain tangible personal property held by a manufacturer of medical or biomedical products as a finished good or used in the manufacturing or processing of medical or biomedical products.
Relating to longevity pay for certain prosecutors.
Relating to the creation of a task force to develop a plan for the consolidation of the functions of workforce development programs administered by the Texas Workforce Commission and social services programs administered by the Health and Human Services Commission.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Texas Invasive Species Coordinating Committee.
Relating to electricity services; increasing an administrative penalty.
Relating to requirements for and charges for service from public drinking water supply systems.
Relating to requirements for the purchase or acquisition of certain water and sewer systems.
Relating to an interagency reportable conduct search engine, standards for a person's removal from the employee misconduct registry and eligibility for certification as certain Texas Juvenile Justice Department officers and employees, and the Department of Family and Protective Services' use of certain information to conduct background checks.
Relating to liability of a religious organization or an employee or volunteer of a religious organization for security services provided to the organization.
Relating to confirmation of a voter's residence by a voter registrar.
Relating to the interstate voter registration crosscheck program.
Relating to the attorney general's defense of a district or county attorney against certain lawsuits in federal court.
Relating to the failure of a voter registrar to comply with voter registration laws.
Relating to guardianships and the delivery of certain notices or other communications in connection with guardianship proceedings.
Relating to creation of the criminal offense of improper entry from foreign nation.
Relating to foreign terrorist organizations, including the acquisition of title to real property by, the compilation of information regarding, certain civil actions brought against, and the prosecution of certain organized crime offenses involving a foreign terrorist organization.
Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of sedition and engaging in organized criminal activity; increasing criminal penalties.
Relating to certain criminal conduct and organizations that threaten the security of this state and its residents and borders; increasing criminal penalties.
Relating to increasing the minimum term of imprisonment for certain criminal offenses involving the smuggling of persons.
Relating to an interstate compact for border security, including building a border wall and sharing state intelligence and resources.