Regular Order of Business for 4/13/2023



April 13, 2023


(Calendar Order)


(Second Reading)

HB 1 (CS)Bonnen SP: Huffman

General Appropriations Bill.


(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 54 (CS)Middleton

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

SJR 87 Huffman/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation equipment or inventory held by a manufacturer of medical or biomedical products to protect the Texas healthcare network and strengthen our medical supply chain.

SJR 81 Birdwell/ Creighton/ Eckhardt/ Flores/ King/ et al.

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.

SJR 29 (CS)Paxton/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a parent's right to direct a child's education.

SJR 70 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting the right of parents to raise their children.


(Second Reading)

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 23 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Urging the federal government to declare foreign drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations.

SCR 24 Parker/ et al.

Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve the construction of a replica of the National Life Monument at the State Capitol Complex.


(Third Reading)

SB 853 (CS)Hancock

Relating to electricity service provided by certain municipally owned utilities.

SB 2424 (CS)Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of improper entry from a foreign nation.


(Second Reading)

SB 335 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to meetings of the Family and Protective Services Council broadcast over the Internet.

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

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

SB 929 (CS) (LC)Parker/ et al.

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 1575 Middleton

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

SB 2087 Hughes/ et al.

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

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 1243 (LC)Huffman

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

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 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/ et al.

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

SB 1927 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

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

SB 1269 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

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 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 956 LaMantia/ et al.

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

SB 902 (CS)West/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Leadership Scholars Program.

SB 26 (CS)Kolkhorst/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to local mental health authority and local behavioral health authority audits and mental and behavioral health reporting, services, and programs.

SB 1583 (CS)Hall

Relating to restricting research on potentially pandemic pathogens in this state; creating a civil penalty.

SB 1745 (LC)Perry

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.

SB 990 Hall

Relating to elimination of the countywide polling place program.

SB 1650 (LC)Parker

Relating to durable powers of attorney and the construction of certain powers conferred in those durable powers of attorney.

SB 2109 Johnson/ et al.

Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem in certain suits filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 501 (LC)Hughes

Relating to a cause of action for the bad faith washout of an overriding royalty interest in an oil and gas lease.

SB 2289 Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of equipment or inventory held by a manufacturer of medical or biomedical products to protect the Texas healthcare network and strengthen our medical supply chain.

SB 2315 Hughes

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.

SB 260 Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to confirmation of a voter's residence by a voter registrar.

SB 1938 (CS)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to the failure of a voter registrar to comply with voter registration laws.

SB 1709 King

Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of sedition and engaging in organized criminal activity; increasing criminal penalties.

SB 1403 (CS)Parker/ et al.

Relating to an interstate compact for border security, including building a border wall and sharing state intelligence and resources.

SB 590 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to a court order for retroactive child support, including for retroactive child support beginning on the date of the child's conception.

SB 1376 (LC)Parker/ et al.

Relating to a state employment preference for certain spouses of veterans with a disability.

SB 422 (CS) (LC)Paxton/ et al.

Relating to the authority of certain military service members to engage in a business or occupation in this state.

SB 1705 (CS)Middleton/ et al.

Relating to nominations by primary election by certain political parties.

SB 1060 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the adoption of political shareholder proposals by insurers and insurer holding companies.

SB 1911 (CS)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to election supplies and the conduct of elections; creating criminal offenses; increasing criminal penalties.

SB 924 (CS)Springer

Relating to the combination of certain election precincts.

SB 1039 (CS)Bettencourt/ Hughes/ et al.

Relating to processes to address election irregularities; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1807 (CS)Springer

Relating to the unlawful altering of election procedures; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1182 (LC)Eckhardt/ et al.

Relating to motor vehicle registration and license plates.

SB 1364 Alvarado

Relating to weight limitations for certain natural gas or electric vehicles.

SB 1663 (LC)Alvarado/ et al.

Relating to the authority of a municipality to alter speed limits.

SB 1083 King/ et al.

Relating to insurer restrictions and duties regarding repair of a motor vehicle covered under an insurance policy.

SB 1361 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the unlawful production or distribution of sexually explicit videos using deep fake technology; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1562 (LC)Hancock/ Huffman/ et al.

Relating to creating the criminal offense of child grooming.

SB 1117 (CS)Hancock

Relating to entities that provide video services.

SB 542 (CS) (LC)Blanco

Relating to the delegation of certain authority of a county judge or commissioners court in certain counties.

SB 888 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to fire escape exemptions for certain courthouses.

SB 1188 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to receivership of the Agua Special Utility District and requirements for the board of directors of the Agua Special Utility District.

SB 1215 (CS) (LC)Paxton

Relating to the payment of certain ad valorem tax refunds.

SB 1487 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt/ Eckhardt/ Gutierrez/ Hall/ Parker/ et al.

Relating to the electronic delivery of certain communications required or permitted under the Property Tax Code.

SB 1730 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the processing of United States passport applications by a district court clerk; authorizing fees.

SB 1990 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the procedure for selecting a provider of professional services by certain water districts.

SB 1991 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the authorization of disbursements by the board of directors of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority.

SB 2147 (CS) (LC)Huffman

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.

SB 1495 (CS) (LC)Johnson/ et al.

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information collected by certain local governments and airport governing boards at a parking facility.

SB 506 (CS)Perry/ et al.

Relating to information required to be reported biennially to the legislature by state agencies that administer state taxes or fees.

SB 1093 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to facilities included in the electricity supply chain.

SB 2399 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to regulate Voice over Internet Protocol services.

SB 1710 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the universal service fund.

SB 2018 (CS)Flores/ et al.

Relating to prohibitions on camping in a public place.

SB 946 Sparks

Relating to the election date for the authorization of the issuance of bonds or a tax increase.

SB 1768 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the correction or removal of certain obsolete provisions of the Property Code.

SB 1846 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the manufacture of voting machines by certain foreign persons.

SB 1600 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to a person submitting proof of citizenship to verify eligibility to vote in Texas.

SB 510 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information maintained by state licensing agencies.

SB 1222 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to regulation of appraisers and the duties of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.

SB 1577 (CS) (LC)Menéndez/ Schwertner

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.

SB 1204 (CS) (LC)Paxton/ et al.

Relating to state and local government information technology and information security.

SB 2429 (CS) (LC)Hancock/ et al.

Relating to reporting procedures and training programs for law enforcement agencies regarding missing children and missing persons.

SB 553 (CS) (LC)West/ Creighton

Relating to dedication ceremonies for new state buildings.

SB 409 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the rights of victims, guardians of victims, and close relatives of deceased victims in the criminal justice system.

SB 1661 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to a ballot scan system used in a central counting station.

SB 220 (CS)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to the enforcement of laws relating to elections.

SB 1933 (CS)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to certain oversight procedures of the state over county elections.

SB 1993 (CS)Middleton/ Bettencourt/ Creighton/ Huffman/ Kolkhorst

Relating to the authority of the secretary of state to order a new election in certain counties.

SB 1599 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to ballots voted by mail.

SB 823 (CS)Bettencourt

Relating to the suspension of a county elections administrator.

SB 2451 (CS) (LC)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to personal information entered on the carrier envelope of a ballot to be voted by mail.

SB 1750 (CS)Bettencourt

Relating to abolishing the county elections administrator position in certain counties.

SB 18 Creighton/ Campbell/ Flores/ King/ Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to tenure and employment status at public institutions of higher education in this state.

SB 1068 Middleton

Relating to the removal of restrictions on funding and payment of costs for certain full-time online educational programs; authorizing a fee.

SB 462 Parker/ et al.

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.

SB 646 (LC)Nichols

Relating to formula funding for certain nonresident students enrolled at Lamar State College--Orange.

SB 336 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to compliance programs at public institutions of higher education.

SB 68 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to excused absences from public school for certain students to visit a professional's workplace for a career investigation day.

SB 163 (LC)Campbell/ Hughes/ et al.

Relating to parental approval for a student's participation in human sexuality instruction in public schools.

SB 164 (LC)Campbell/ et al.

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.

SB 1158 (LC)Whitmire

Relating to single event classification for eligibility under the major events reimbursement program.

SB 1484 (LC)Creighton

Relating to a border operations training program for peace officers employed by local law enforcement agencies.

SB 786 (LC)Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of closed-loop geothermal injection wells.

SB 1179 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to sexually violent predators and the prosecution of certain offenses involving prohibited items at correctional or civil commitment facilities; creating a criminal offense.

SB 2260 (LC)Blanco

Relating to management review of certain investigations conducted by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 1429 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the use of standardized examinations by a school of nursing or educational program.

SB 1286 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to prompt payment deadlines for health benefit plan claims affected by a catastrophic event.

SB 1140 Schwertner

Relating to the adequacy and effectiveness of managed care plan networks.

SB 1086 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the administration of the Texas Physician Health Program; authorizing a surcharge.

SB 867 (LC)West

Relating to the recipients of opioid antagonists under the opioid antagonist program.

SB 681 (LC)Johnson

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.

SB 565 (CS) (LC)Sparks

Relating to the release of a reversionary interest in certain real property by the Health and Human Services Commission.

SB 13 (CS)Paxton/ Bettencourt/ Creighton/ Hughes/ Middleton/ et al.

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.

SB 2482 (CS)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to a survey of public schools regarding Holocaust Remembrance Week instruction.

SB 1861 (CS)Bettencourt/ West

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.

SB 1055 (CS)Nichols/ et al.

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.

SB 562 (CS)Sparks

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.

SB 544 (CS) (LC)Blanco/ et al.

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.

SB 357 (CS)Hall/ et al.

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.

SB 2102 (CS) (LC)Miles

Relating to the initial registration and inspection period for certain rental vehicles; authorizing fees.

SB 2144 (CS) (LC)Parker

Relating to advanced air mobility technology.

SB 2221 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to issuance of specialty license plates to honor personnel of sheriff's offices.

SB 200 (CS) (LC)Eckhardt/ et al.

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.

SB 526 (CS) (LC)West

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.

SB 532 (CS)West/ et al.

Relating to repayment of certain mental health professional education loans.

SB 2294 (CS)Creighton

Relating to the Texas First Early High School Completion Program and the Texas First Scholarship Program.

SB 839 (CS)West

Relating to the creation of a witness protection unit within the Department of Public Safety.

SB 2085 (CS) (LC)Whitmire

Relating to a grant program for crime victim notification systems.

SB 1852 (CS) (LC)Flores/ et al.

Relating to active shooter training for peace officers.

SB 855 (CS) (LC)Alvarado/ LaMantia

Relating to continuing judicial training regarding family violence victims.

SB 1445 (CS)Paxton/ Johnson/ Schwertner/ Springer

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

SB 49 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to crime victims' compensation.

SB 1518 (CS)King

Relating to the establishment of a terrorist offender registry and to the supervision of those terrorist offenders; creating criminal offenses related to terrorism.

SB 177 (CS)Middleton/ et al.

Relating to informed consent before provision of certain medical treatments and exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

SB 587 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to a limitation on commercial kitchen and food permit requirements for food fundraisers held by a religious institution or nonprofit organization.

SB 515 (CS)Hall

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.

SB 664 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the labeling of analogue and cell-cultured products.

SB 301 (CS) (LC)Hall

Relating to prescribing, administering, or dispensing ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine sulfate.

SB 2261 (CS) (LC)Blanco

Relating to the training program required for certain employees of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 593 (CS)Sparks/ et al.

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.

SB 1057 (CS) (LC)Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities and local government corporations to use certain tax revenue for certain qualified projects.

SB 1186 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of brine mining.

SB 1210 (CS) (LC)Blanco

Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to designate certain persons as the operator of an orphaned oil or gas well.

SB 1397 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ Johnson/ Paxton/ Perry/ Springer

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 785 (CS)Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the ownership of the geothermal energy and associated resources below the surface of land.

SB 558 (CS)Hughes

Relating to parkland dedication for multifamily, hotel, and motel property development by certain municipalities; authorizing a fee.

SB 874 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the eligibility of certain cricket events for funding under the major events reimbursement program.

SB 1396 (CS)Middleton/ et al.

Relating to a period of prayer and reading of the Bible or other religious text in public schools.

SB 1387 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to dynamic message signs used in certain statewide alert systems.

SB 2284 (CS)Middleton

Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.

SB 1097 (CS) (LC)Parker

Relating to liability of certain municipal hospital authorities under a contract for the sale of a hospital.

SB 998 (LC)West

Relating to requiring approved alcohol seller training programs to include training on recognizing and treating opioid-related drug overdoses.

SB 1556 (LC)Parker/ et al.

Relating to the right of a public school employee to engage in religious speech or prayer while on duty.

SB 1375 (LC)Parker

Relating to the sampling or tasting of distilled spirits by the manufacturer to a consumer at a temporary event.

SB 1725 (LC)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the expunction of certain convictions or arrests of a minor for certain alcohol-related offenses.

SB 2186 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the manner of executing certain anatomical gift records.

SB 1512 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the failure to disclose certain appraisal reports by an entity with eminent domain authority in connection with an offer to acquire real property.

SB 1513 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to certain requirements in connection with the acquisition of real property for public use by an entity with eminent domain authority.

SB 926 Parker

Relating to certain temporary sales by a mixed beverage permit holder.

SB 2275 Hughes

Relating to the authority of the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt certain rules.

SB 250 Hall/ Campbell/ Perry/ et al.

Relating to the provision of and professional liability insurance coverage for gender transitioning or gender reassignment medical procedures and treatments for certain children.

SB 1232 Nichols

Relating to the determination of the sufficient balance of the economic stabilization fund for the purpose of allocating general revenue to that fund and the state highway fund.

SB 1551 (LC)West

Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of failure to identify; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1973 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to criminal history record information for certain special master, magistrate, referee, or other court official applicants appointed or employed by state judges.

SB 1401 Zaffirini/ Paxton

Relating to the rights of victims of sexual assault and to certain procedures and reimbursements occurring with respect to a sexual assault or other sex offense.

SB 1653 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the punishment for the offense of promotion of prostitution.

SB 374 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the period for disposing of a charge that a person violated a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

SB 1346 (LC)Miles

Relating to the prosecution of certain littering offenses.

SB 1960 (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the carrying of weapons by community supervision and corrections department officers, juvenile probation officers, and certain retired law enforcement officers and to criminal liability for taking a weapon from certain of those officers.

SB 1585 (LC)Sparks/ Perry/ et al.

Relating to certain proceedings in juvenile court for children with mental illness and intellectual disabilities.

SB 1659 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process.

SB 17 (CS)Creighton/ Campbell/ King/ Kolkhorst/ Middleton/ et al.

Relating to the powers and duties of the governing boards of public institutions of higher education.

SB 1119 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to studies of buildings and facilities owned, leased, or otherwise occupied by this state.

SB 2119 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the identification of locations receiving broadband and certain telecommunications services.

SB 986 Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the authority of a local government to regulate evictions.

SB 1212 (CS)Johnson/ et al.

Relating to the interconnection and integration of distributed energy resources.

SB 2071 (CS)Bettencourt

Relating to automatic recounts of certain elections.

SB 1711 (CS)Perry

Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education.

SB 1893 (CS) (LC)Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting the use of certain social media applications and services on devices owned or leased by governmental entities.

SB 147 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the purchase of or acquisition of title to real property by certain aliens or foreign entities.

SB 417 (CS) (LC)Paxton/ et al.

Relating to electronic device filters for certain explicit material; providing a civil penalty.

SB 2021 (CS)Paxton/ et al.

Relating to requirements for certain Internet websites containing sexual material harmful to minors; providing a civil penalty.

SB 60 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to operating agreements between holders of a distiller's and rectifier's permit and certain alcoholic beverage permit holders.