REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
April 19, 2023
Relating to a cause of action for the bad faith washout of an overriding royalty interest in an oil and gas lease.
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 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.
Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting the right of parents to raise their children.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to raise the maximum allowable amount of money in the economic stabilization fund.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the centennial parks conservation fund.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas power resiliency fund to finance backup power sources.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
Urging the federal government to declare foreign drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations.
Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve the construction of a replica of the National Life Monument at the State Capitol Complex.
Designating Mineola as the official Sweets Capital of Texas for a 10-year period ending in 2033, replacing the city's previous designation as the City of Festivals.
Relating to the unlawful altering of election procedures; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to the enforcement of laws relating to elections.
Relating to the authority of the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt certain rules.
Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the bed or bank of a navigable river or stream.
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 an exemption from jury service for the spouse of an officer or employee in the legislative branch of government.
Relating to trusts.
Relating to the jurisdiction of the supreme court and the court of criminal appeals.
Relating to the allocation of certain revenue to the sexual assault program fund.
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 appointment, duties, and removal of the state prosecuting attorney.
Relating to restricting research on potentially pandemic pathogens in this state; creating a civil penalty.
Relating to elimination of the countywide polling place program.
Relating to durable powers of attorney and the construction of certain powers conferred in those durable powers of attorney.
Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem in certain suits filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
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 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 failure of a voter registrar to comply with voter registration laws.
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 nominations by primary election by certain political parties.
Relating to the combination of certain election precincts.
Relating to motor vehicle registration and license plates.
Relating to the unlawful production or distribution of sexually explicit videos using deep fake technology; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to entities that provide video services.
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 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 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 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 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 ballot scan system used in a central counting station.
Relating to the authority of the secretary of state to order a new election in certain counties.
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 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 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 prompt payment deadlines for health benefit plan claims affected by a catastrophic event.
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 release of a reversionary interest in certain real property by the Health and Human Services Commission.
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 initial registration and inspection period for certain rental vehicles; authorizing fees.
Relating to issuance of specialty license plates to honor personnel of sheriff's offices.
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 continuing judicial training regarding family violence victims.
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 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 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.
Relating to a period of prayer and reading of the Bible or other religious text in public schools.
Relating to dynamic message signs used in certain statewide alert systems.
Relating to liability of certain municipal hospital authorities under a contract for the sale of a hospital.
Relating to an opioid-related drug overdose training program for certain alcoholic beverage permit holders.
Relating to the right of a public school employee to engage in religious speech or prayer while on duty.
Relating to the sampling or tasting of distilled spirits by the manufacturer to a consumer at a temporary event.
Relating to the expunction of certain convictions or arrests of a minor for certain alcohol-related offenses.
Relating to the manner of executing certain anatomical gift records.
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.
Relating to certain requirements in connection with the acquisition of real property for public use by an entity with eminent domain authority.
Relating to the provision of and professional liability insurance coverage for gender transitioning or gender reassignment medical procedures and treatments for certain children.
Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of failure to identify; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to criminal history record information for certain special master, magistrate, referee, or other court official applicants appointed or employed by state judges.
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.
Relating to the punishment for the offense of promotion of prostitution.
Relating to the period for disposing of a charge that a person violated a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Relating to the prosecution of certain littering offenses.
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.
Relating to certain proceedings in juvenile court for children with mental illness and intellectual disabilities.
Relating to the powers and duties of the governing boards of public institutions of higher education.
Relating to studies of buildings and facilities owned, leased, or otherwise occupied by this state.
Relating to the identification of locations receiving broadband and certain telecommunications services.
Relating to the authority of a local government to regulate evictions.
Relating to automatic recounts of certain elections.
Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the purchase of or acquisition of title to real property by certain aliens or foreign entities.
Relating to electronic device filters for certain explicit material; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to operating agreements between holders of a distiller's and rectifier's permit and certain alcoholic beverage permit holders.
Relating to business entities and nonprofit entities.
Relating to certain election practices and procedures; increasing a criminal penalty; providing an administrative penalty.
Relating to peace officers commissioned by the Health and Human Services Commission's office of inspector general.
Relating to the regulation of on-site sewage disposal systems, including requiring a license for on-site sewage disposal system pumping technicians.
Relating to required boating incident reports.
Relating to a study of the effects of the installation, operation, removal, and disposal of solar, wind turbine, and energy storage equipment.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of dog and cat breeders; expanding the applicability of an occupational license.
Relating to the operation and management of the Iwo Jima monument and museum by the Texas Historical Commission.
Relating to the conveyance of property by a municipality for the public purpose of economic development.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax and the applicability and rates of that tax in certain counties.
Relating to the identification and mapping of aggregate production operations by The University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology.
Relating to the registration of vision support organizations; imposing a fee; requiring an occupational registration; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to required reports of certain vaccine-related or drug-related adverse events.
Relating to requiring certain information before being employed by a child-care facility.
Relating to the composition of the Texas Board of Nursing and procedures applicable to complaints against advanced practice registered nurses.
Relating to the creation of a criminal offense concerning the failure of certain persons to report abuse, neglect, or exploitation in boarding home facilities.
Relating to the prohibited discharge of a patient to certain unlicensed or unpermitted group-centered facilities.
Relating to the procedure for certain complaints against health care practitioners.
Relating to coordination of vision and eye care benefits under certain health benefit plans and vision benefit plans.
Relating to the impoundment of a vehicle used in the commission of the offense of racing on a highway.
Relating to the dissolution of the McMullen County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.
Relating to the procedures for acting on a permit or permit amendment application by a groundwater conservation district and the disqualification of board members of groundwater conservation districts.
Relating to the unlawful sale or purchase of shark fins or shark fin products; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the authority of hospitals in certain counties to drill a water well for the purpose of producing water for use in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.
Relating to certain indefinite quantity contracts entered into by the General Land Office in the event of a natural disaster.
Relating to the term of office for a director of the Northeast Texas Municipal Water District.
Relating to the authority of a general-law municipality or county to regulate residential child detention facilities.
Relating to a temporary exemption from sales and use taxes for certain clothing and footwear.
Relating to qualifications of a sheriff or a candidate for sheriff.
Relating to the text of ballot propositions that increase taxes.
Relating to the right of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district, the appraisal district, or the appraisal review board of the appraisal district to bring certain claims in an appeal of an order of the appraisal review board.
Relating to the calculation of certain ad valorem tax rates.
Relating to the definition of current debt service for the purpose of calculating the current debt rate of a taxing unit for ad valorem tax purposes.
Relating to the disposition of burial spaces and abandoned plots in certain cemeteries in the possession and control of a municipality.
Relating to the effectiveness of state-funded homelessness programs at helping beneficiaries advance toward self-sufficiency.
Relating to the manner in which an individual who has elected to defer collection of a tax, abate a suit to collect a delinquent tax, or abate a sale to foreclose a tax lien on the individual's residence homestead is listed on the delinquent tax roll of a taxing unit.
Relating to the establishment of an adult education pilot program by the Windham School District.
Relating to the display of the Ten Commandments in public schools.
Relating to instructional material and technology, the adoption of essential knowledge and skills for certain public school foundation curriculum subjects, and creating allotments for the procurement of certain instructional materials under the Foundation School Program; authorizing a fee.
Relating to allowing public schools to employ or accept as volunteers chaplains to perform the duties of school counselors.
Relating to an attendance policy adopted by public schools to prevent truancy.
Relating to the requirement that providers of active shooter training at public schools and institutions of higher education obtain a certificate issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Relating to the establishment of the Opportunity High School Diploma pilot program.
Relating to the participation of the medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler in the Joint Admission Medical Program.
Relating to recommendations by local school health advisory councils regarding opioid addiction and abuse education in public schools.
Relating to funding for The University of Texas at Tyler's school of pharmacy.
Relating to a study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding best practices for assisting students with autism spectrum disorder.
Relating to firefighters enrolled in fire science courses.
Relating to the use of certain land by The University of Texas System.
Relating to the confidentiality of the identity of a public school employee who reports a potential threat to the school's threat assessment and safe and supportive school team.
Relating to law enforcement agency accreditation, including a grant program to assist agencies in becoming accredited.
Relating to aquifer storage and recovery projects that transect a portion of the Edwards Aquifer.
Relating to recording the status of certain home studies performed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Relating to failure to report assault, neglect, or omission of care in certain group homes; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to adult high school charter school programs.
Relating to measures for ensuring safety and security in public schools, including measures related to certain student records and truant conduct and active shooter training for certain peace officers.
Relating to the fiduciary responsibility of the governing body of the public retirement systems in this state and the investment managers and proxy advisors acting on behalf of those systems.
Relating to civil liability for, governmental health plan coverage of, and public funding for gender modification procedures and treatments.
Relating to the authority of certain independent school districts to change the date of the general election for officers.
Relating to criminal offenses for the creation or distribution of certain misleading images and videos; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to disclosure under the public information law of settlement communications maintained by or on behalf of the attorney general as part of a deceptive trade practices investigation or action.
Relating to the disclosure of certain prescription drug information by a health benefit plan.
Relating to criminal history record information checks for applicants for employment and employees of group homes; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the regulation of certain nursing facilities, including licensing requirements and Medicaid participation requirements.
Relating to the development of a webpage and mobile application for the provision of pregnancy-related resources and information.
Relating to preventative health care and public health, including prohibited immunization and face-covering requirements and private business or school closures.
Relating to repairs made pursuant to a tenant's notice of intent to repair and the refund of a tenant's security deposit.
Relating to automatic renewal of certain policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
Relating to requirements for insurance agents offering windstorm and hail insurance policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
Relating to the prosecution of certain criminal conduct involving a reckless driving exhibition or racing on a highway and to the forfeiture of contraband as a result of a reckless driving exhibition or racing on a highway.
Relating to discontinuing group self-insurance coverage and dissolving the Texas self-insurance group guaranty fund and trust fund under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.
Relating to the confidentiality of fraud detection and deterrence and counterterrorism information under the public information law.
Relating to the prohibited release by a public agency of personal affiliation information regarding the members, supporters, or volunteers of or donors to certain nonprofit organizations; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the regulation of state trust companies.
Relating to the hearings officer of the Texas Department of Banking.
Relating to the regulation of state banks.
Relating to the confidentiality of certain information for a current or former administrative law judge for the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
Relating to family violence center services for victims of family violence.
Relating to the use of hypnotically induced statements in a criminal trial.
Relating to certain notifications related to the rights of crime victims.
Relating to the initiation of customer choice by municipally owned utilities that provide electric service.
Relating to the authority of the Texas Historical Commission to take certain actions relating to the Republic of Texas Granite Boundary Marker.
Relating to the local development agreement database maintained by the comptroller of public accounts.
Relating to prohibiting the imposition of a monetary fine or penalty for a violation of a money services business's terms of service agreement; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to the creation of a work group to study the benefits of coal-to-nuclear electric generating facility conversion.
Relating to funding and activities of the Texas Produced Water Consortium.
Relating to the entitlement of certain municipalities to certain tax revenue related to a hotel and convention center project.
Relating to standards for certain electric vehicle charging stations.
Relating to permit fees for groundwater wells imposed by the Southeast Texas Groundwater Conservation District.
Relating to the process for initiating, transferring, or terminating water or sewer service.
Relating to the San Jacinto River Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission; specifying grounds for the removal of a member of the board of directors.
Relating to studies or surveys on children's sexual behavior conducted at or by a public primary or secondary school or by a public or private institution of higher education or another person; creating criminal offenses; imposing civil penalties.
Relating to authorizing certain cities to change the date on which their general election for officers is held.
Relating to the centennial parks conservation fund.
Relating to licensure and training requirements for school marshals.
Relating to licensure and training requirements for school marshals.
Relating to a training program for persons investigating suspected child abuse or neglect.
Relating to health benefit coverage for hearing aids for children and adults.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Health Insurance Mandate Advisory Collaborative; authorizing a fee.
Relating to appellate jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission regarding certain water or sewer service fees.
Relating to the correction of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for providing water or sewer utility service.
Relating to the eligibility of certain political subdivisions to receive certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Water Development Board.
Relating to the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority, following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission; altering terms of the board of directors; specifying grounds for the removal of a member of the board of directors.
Relating to requests to a municipality for production or certification of a record in certain civil actions; authorizing a fee.
Relating to the publication of certain photographs of human remains by certain individuals for a purpose other than an authorized purpose; providing a civil penalty.
Relating to the purchase and sale of vintage distilled spirits by the holder of a package store permit or local distributor's permit.
Relating to the confidentiality of certain information for full-time employees of a county courthouse, the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System, or the Texas Indigent Defense Commission and the employees' family members.
Relating to discounts provided by package store and wine only package store permit holders on the purchase of alcoholic beverages.
Relating to online notarizations.
Relating to authorizing secondary wine sales; requiring a registration; authorizing an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee and a tax.
Relating to the qualifications of experts in certain health care liability claims.
Relating to the venue for the prosecution of an election offense.
Relating to enforcement of the regulation of social media platforms.
Relating to the permitting of renewable energy generation facilities by the Public Utility Commission of Texas; authorizing fees.
Relating to the advertising of certain used motor vehicles.
Relating to resources used to ensure the continuous provision of power.
Relating to purchased power costs incurred by electric utilities.
Relating to the use of customer-sited distributed generation facilities owned by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities.
Relating to the disclosure under the public information law of certain evidence of a crime that resulted in the death of a person.
Relating to a study regarding available beds at inpatient mental health facilities providing acute psychiatric treatment.
Relating to the disclosure of certain medical information by electronic means.
Relating to a pilot program to increase the financial independence of foster youth who are transitioning to independent living.
Relating to oversight by the comptroller of financial institution divestments from certain industries.
Relating to a uniform coordination of benefits questionnaire for health benefit plans.
Relating to the prosecution and punishment of juveniles who commit certain felony offenses while committed to the custody of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and the waiver of jurisdiction and discretionary transfer of a child from a juvenile court to a criminal court; changing eligibility for community supervision.
Relating to a defense to prosecution for certain assaultive offenses involving the use or exhibition of a less-lethal projectile device by a peace officer.
Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain offenses committed on or near the premises of a day-care center, school, or postsecondary educational institution.
Relating to enhancing the criminal penalty for the offense of intoxication manslaughter in certain circumstances.
Relating to taking a blood specimen from the body of a deceased person during an inquest.
Relating to the procedures for an application for a writ of habeas corpus and the issuance of the writ.
Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault of certain hospital personnel.
Relating to designating the second Saturday in October as Hospice and Palliative Care Day.
Relating to rules permitting service dogs in the Capitol.
Relating to the resilience of the electric grid and certain municipalities.
Relating to the continuation and transfer of the regulation of willed body programs to the Texas Funeral Service Commission, the regulation of willed body programs, non-transplant anatomical donation organizations, and anatomical facilities, and the creation of the State Anatomical Advisory Committee; requiring registration; authorizing fees; authorizing an administrative penalty.
Relating to the voter-approval tax rate used to calculate the unused increment rate of a taxing unit for ad valorem tax purposes.
Relating to the issuance of certain anticipation notes and certificates of obligation.
Relating to the calculation of the unused increment rate of a taxing unit.
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to issue debt to purchase or lease tangible personal property.
Relating to disannexation of certain areas that do not receive full municipal services.
Relating to the investigation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of certain complaints.
Relating to the cosmetology licensure compact.
Relating to publication of notices by a governmental entity on the Internet websites of a newspaper and the Texas Press Association.
Relating to the regulation of consumer credit transactions and the regulatory authority of the consumer credit commissioner; changing a fee.
Relating to compensatory time off for certain state employees.
Relating to the regulation of motor fuel metering devices and motor fuel quality.
Relating to access to certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices used in clinical trials by patients with severe chronic diseases.
Relating to evidence and orders regarding intellectual disability or mental condition in certain guardianship proceedings.
Relating to the establishment of a family protection representation program within the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.
Relating to the procedures for closing a polling place.
Relating to a study on the adverse reactions and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.