REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
April 11, 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 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 relating to the Texas University Fund, which provides funding to certain institutions of higher education to achieve national prominence as major research universities and drive the state economy.
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.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the technical institution infrastructure fund and the available workforce education fund to support the capital needs of career and technical education programs offered by the Texas State Technical College System.
Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a parent's right to direct a child's education.
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.
Urging the federal government to declare foreign drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations.
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 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 a grant program to compensate landowners for property damage caused by certain criminal activities.
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 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 ad valorem taxation of tangible personal property held or used for the production of income by related business entities.
Relating to a requirement that each appraisal district periodically confirm that recipients of residence homestead exemptions qualify for those exemptions.
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 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 an exemption from jury service for the spouse of an officer or employee in the legislative branch of government.
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 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 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 purpose of public institutions of higher education and a prohibition on compelling students enrolled at those institutions to adopt certain beliefs.
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 access to criminal history record information by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
Relating to the appointment, duties, and removal of the state prosecuting attorney.
Relating to the operation of public electric vehicle charging stations.
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 establishment of the Mold Assessment and Remediation Advisory Board under the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
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 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 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 or Tasers 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 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 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 restricting research on potentially pandemic pathogens in this state; creating a civil penalty.
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain biomarker testing.
Relating to cottage food production operations.
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 elimination of the countywide polling place program.
Relating to the disposal of reclaimed wastewater.
Relating to the procedures for the issuance of a personal identification certificate to a person whose driver's license is surrendered.
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 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 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 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 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 the creation of the criminal offense of improper entry from a foreign nation.
Relating to foreign terrorist organizations, including 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.
Relating to a court order for retroactive child support, including for retroactive child support beginning on the date of the child's conception.
Relating to a state employment preference for certain spouses of veterans with a disability.
Relating to benefits and services for veterans and certain other related benefits.
Relating to the authority of certain military service members to engage in a business or occupation in this state.
Relating to the computation of the cost of goods sold by television and radio broadcasters for purposes of the franchise tax.
Relating to nominations by primary election by certain political parties.
Relating to the adoption of political shareholder proposals by insurers and insurer holding companies.
Relating to the prohibited play and facilitation of play of a lottery game by telephone or through the Internet.
Relating to accommodating voters with a disability.
Relating to election supplies and the conduct of elections; creating criminal offenses; increasing criminal penalties.
Relating to the combination of certain election precincts.
Relating to processes to address election irregularities; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to the unlawful altering of election procedures; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to the sourcing, marketing, and sale of certain license plates.
Relating to systems of county road administration in certain counties.
Relating to motor vehicle registration and license plates.
Relating to weight limitations for certain natural gas or electric vehicles.
Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to provide department services on federal military property.
Relating to the authority of a municipality to alter speed limits.
Relating to the disposition of surplus real property no longer needed for state highway purposes.
Relating to improvement projects of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas.
Relating to the persons authorized or appointed to exercise the power of sale under the terms of a contract lien on real property.
Relating to certain contract and notice requirements for the cancellation of a health spa membership.
Relating to insurer restrictions and duties regarding repair of a motor vehicle covered under an insurance policy.
Relating to prohibiting a retail seller of motor vehicles from imposing certain restrictions on the purchase of a motor vehicle.
Relating to the deadline for approving a certificate of public convenience and necessity for certain transmission projects.
Relating to photo identification for certain debit or credit card transactions.
Relating to training for peace officers on responding to and investigating child fatalities.
Relating to the unlawful production or distribution of sexually explicit videos using deep fake technology; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to creating the criminal offense of child grooming.
Relating to the notice given to certain victims of family violence, stalking, harassment, or terroristic threat.
Relating to the regulation and tax treatment of facilities in the ERCOT power region that demand a large load of interruptible power.
Relating to the authority of an independent organization certified for the ERCOT power region to require information from and registration by certain facilities.
Relating to the participation of aggregated distributed energy resources in the ERCOT market.
Relating to disbursements from the universal service fund for certain small and rural companies.
Relating to entities that provide video services.
Relating to electricity service provided by certain municipally owned utilities.
Relating to civil actions by a civilly committed individual.
Relating to certain tax and fee collection procedures and taxpayer suits.
Relating to posting certain documents and information related to certain real property sales on a county's Internet website.
Relating to the delegation of certain authority of a county judge or commissioners court in certain counties.
Relating to fire escape exemptions for certain courthouses.
Relating to receivership of the Agua Special Utility District and requirements for candidates for the board of directors of the Agua Special Utility District.
Relating to the payment of certain ad valorem tax refunds.
Relating to the electronic delivery of certain communications required or permitted under the Property Tax Code.
Relating to the processing of United States passport applications by a district court clerk; authorizing fees.
Relating to the procedure for selecting a provider of professional services by certain water districts.
Relating to the authorization of disbursements by the board of directors of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority.
Relating to the designation of a property as a historic landmark and the inclusion of a property in a historic district or similar preservation district by certain municipalities.
Relating to the authority of a fire department to remove certain personal property from a roadway or right-of-way.
Relating to the confidentiality of certain information collected by certain local governments and airport governing boards at a parking facility.
Relating to information required to be reported biennially to the legislature by state agencies that administer state taxes or fees.
Relating to facilities included in the electricity supply chain.
Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to regulate Voice over Internet Protocol services.
Relating to the universal service fund.
Relating to prohibitions on camping in a public place.
Relating to the election date for the authorization of the issuance of bonds or a tax increase.
Relating to the correction or removal of certain obsolete provisions of the Property Code.
Relating to the manufacture of voting machines by certain foreign persons.
Relating to a person submitting proof of citizenship to verify eligibility to vote in Texas.
Relating to the confidentiality of certain information maintained by state licensing agencies.
Relating to regulation of appraisers and the duties of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.
Relating to the Texas Real Estate Research Center, the Real Estate Research Advisory Committee, the Texas Real Estate Commission, and the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board; increasing a fee; authorizing a fee.
Relating to state and local government information technology and information security.
Relating to reporting procedures and training programs for law enforcement agencies regarding missing children and missing persons.
Relating to dedication ceremonies for new state buildings.
Relating to the rights of victims, guardians of victims, and close relatives of deceased victims in the criminal justice system.
Relating to a ballot scan system used in a central counting station.
Relating to the enforcement of laws relating to elections.
Relating to certain oversight procedures of the state over county elections.
Relating to the authority of the secretary of state to order a new election in certain counties.
Relating to ballots voted by mail.
Relating to the suspension of a county elections administrator.
Relating to personal information entered on the carrier envelope of a ballot to be voted by mail.
Relating to abolishing the county elections administrator position in certain counties.
Relating to tenure and employment status at public institutions of higher education in this state.
Relating to the removal of restrictions on funding and payment of costs for certain full-time online educational programs; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Competency-Based Education Grant Program for certain students enrolled in competency-based baccalaureate degree programs and to formula funding and dropped and repeated course restrictions for students enrolled in those degree programs at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to formula funding for certain nonresident students enrolled at Lamar State College--Orange.
Relating to compliance programs at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to excused absences from public school for certain students to visit a professional's workplace for a career investigation day.
Relating to parental approval for a student's participation in human sexuality instruction in public schools.
Relating to the display of the national motto and the founding documents of the United States in public schools and the inclusion of an elective course on the founding principles of the United States in the curriculum for public high school students.
Relating to single event classification for eligibility under the major events reimbursement program.
Relating to a border operations training program for peace officers employed by local law enforcement agencies.
Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of closed-loop geothermal injection wells.
Relating to sexually violent predators and the prosecution of certain offenses involving prohibited items at correctional or civil commitment facilities; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to management review of certain investigations conducted by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to the use of standardized examinations by a school of nursing or educational program.
Relating to prompt payment deadlines for health benefit plan claims affected by a catastrophic event.
Relating to the adequacy and effectiveness of managed care plan networks.
Relating to the administration of the Texas Physician Health Program; authorizing a surcharge.
Relating to the recipients of opioid antagonists under the opioid antagonist program.
Relating to the applicability of certain laws regarding the occupational licensing of individuals with criminal convictions to the licensing of certain long-term health care facility personnel.
Relating to the release of a reversionary interest in certain real property by the Health and Human Services Commission.
Relating to a school district's library materials and catalog, the creation of local school library advisory councils, and parental rights regarding public school library catalogs and access by the parent's child to library materials.
Relating to a survey of public schools regarding Holocaust Remembrance Week instruction.
Relating to the provision of virtual education in public schools and to certain waivers and modifications by the commissioner of education to the method of calculating average daily attendance in an emergency or crisis for purposes of preserving school district funding entitlements under the Foundation School Program during that emergency or crisis; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the creation of a new university in Nacogdoches, Texas, within The University of Texas System and the allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education; abolishing Stephen F. Austin State University.
Relating to parental rights regarding a threat assessment of a student conducted by a public school's threat assessment and safe and supportive school team.
Relating to the issuance of a temporary teaching certificate to and requirements regarding educator certification for certain persons with experience as instructors for the Community College of the Air Force.
Relating to the employment of honorably retired peace officers as school district security personnel and the applicability to those officers of certain law governing private security.
Relating to the initial registration and inspection period for certain rental vehicles; authorizing fees.
Relating to advanced air mobility technology.
Relating to issuance of specialty license plates to honor personnel of sheriff's offices.
Relating to the period for which an applicant for admission as an undergraduate student to a public institution of higher education is entitled to an academic fresh start.
Relating to requiring prior approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer a degree or certificate program to certain persons who are incarcerated or subject to involuntary civil commitment.
Relating to repayment of certain mental health professional education loans.
Relating to the Texas First Early High School Completion Program and the Texas First Scholarship Program.
Relating to the creation of a witness protection unit within the Department of Public Safety.
Relating to a grant program for crime victim notification systems.
Relating to active shooter training for peace officers.
Relating to continuing judicial training regarding family violence victims.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Relating to crime victims' compensation.
Relating to the establishment of a terrorist offender registry and to the supervision of those terrorist offenders; creating criminal offenses related to terrorism.
Relating to informed consent before provision of certain medical treatments and exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
Relating to a limitation on commercial kitchen and food permit requirements for food fundraisers held by a religious institution or nonprofit organization.
Relating to investigations of child abuse and neglect and the procedures for adding names to or removing names from the central registry of child abuse and neglect.
Relating to the labeling of analogue and cell-cultured products.
Relating to prescribing, administering, or dispensing ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine sulfate.
Relating to the training program required for certain employees of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to an independent assessment of the Health and Human Services Commission's and the Department of Family and Protective Services' rules, minimum standards, and contract requirements that apply to certain residential child-care providers.
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities and local government corporations to use certain tax revenue for certain qualified projects.
Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of brine mining.
Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to designate certain persons as the operator of an orphaned oil or gas well.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Relating to the ownership of the geothermal energy and associated resources below the surface of land.
Relating to parkland dedication for multifamily, hotel, and motel property development by certain municipalities; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the eligibility of certain cricket events for funding under the major events reimbursement program.