Regular Order of Business for 4/21/2023



April 21, 2023


(Calendar Order)


(Second Reading)

SJR 50 Hall

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items.

SJR 54 (CS)Middleton

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

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 82 (CS)Johnson

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas power resiliency fund to finance backup power sources.


(Second Reading)

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.


(Second Reading)

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 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 1092 Parker

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

SB 1927 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

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

SB 1583 (CS)Hall

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

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 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 1705 (CS)Middleton/ et al.

Relating to nominations by primary election by certain political parties.

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 1990 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt

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

SB 946 Sparks

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

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 823 (CS)Bettencourt

Relating to the suspension of a county elections administrator.

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 565 (CS) (LC)Sparks

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

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 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 558 (CS)Hughes

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

SB 1387 (CS) (LC)Hughes

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

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 1585 (LC)Sparks/ Perry/ et al.

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

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 1091 Parker

Relating to the regulation of on-site sewage disposal systems, including requiring a license for on-site sewage disposal system pumping technicians.

SB 876 (CS) (LC)Flores/ Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the licensing and regulation of dog and cat breeders; expanding the applicability of an occupational license.

SB 543 (CS) (LC)Blanco

Relating to the conveyance of property by a municipality for the public purpose of economic development.

SB 385 (LC)Hall

Relating to the impoundment of a vehicle used in the commission of the offense of racing on a highway.

SB 2566 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the dissolution of the McMullen County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.

SB 638 (CS) (LC)Springer

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.

SB 1181 (CS) (LC)Miles

Relating to certain indefinite quantity contracts entered into by the General Land Office in the event of a natural disaster.

SB 1923 Springer

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.

SB 1814 (LC)Bettencourt

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.

SB 2053 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the disposition of burial spaces and abandoned plots in certain cemeteries in the possession and control of a municipality.

SB 1803 (LC)Springer/ et al.

Relating to the effectiveness of state-funded homelessness programs at helping beneficiaries advance toward self-sufficiency.

SB 2565 (CS)Creighton/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ King/ Middleton/ et al.

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.

SB 763 (CS)Middleton/ et al.

Relating to allowing public schools to employ or accept as volunteers chaplains to perform the duties of school counselors.

SB 567 Springer

Relating to firefighters enrolled in fire science courses.

SB 135 (CS)West

Relating to recording the status of certain home studies performed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 187 (CS) (LC)Miles

Relating to failure to report assault, neglect, or omission of care in certain group homes; creating a criminal offense.

SB 2032 (CS)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to adult high school charter school programs.

SB 1029 Hall/ et al.

Relating to civil liability for, governmental health plan coverage of, and public funding for gender modification procedures and treatments.

SB 622 (CS) (LC)Parker/ et al.

Relating to the disclosure of certain prescription drug information by a health benefit plan.

SB 188 (CS) (LC)Miles

Relating to criminal history record information checks for applicants for employment and employees of group homes; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1024 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to preventative health care and public health, including prohibited immunization and face-covering requirements and private business or school closures.

SB 2493 (LC)Middleton

Relating to repairs made pursuant to a tenant's notice of intent to repair and the refund of a tenant's security deposit.

SB 1970 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt/ et al.

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.

SB 2269 (LC)Perry

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.

SB 1219 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the confidentiality of fraud detection and deterrence and counterterrorism information under the public information law.

SB 1646 (LC)Parker

Relating to the regulation of state trust companies.

SB 1645 (LC)Parker

Relating to the hearings officer of the Texas Department of Banking.

SB 1644 (LC)Parker

Relating to the regulation of state banks.

SB 2101 (CS) (LC)Miles

Relating to certain notifications related to the rights of crime victims.

SB 1607 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

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.

SB 1404 (CS) (LC)Parker

Relating to the creation of a work group to study the benefits of coal-to-nuclear electric generating facility conversion.

SB 2052 (LC)Nichols

Relating to permit fees for groundwater wells imposed by the Southeast Texas Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 1778 (LC)Alvarado

Relating to the process for initiating, transferring, or terminating water or sewer service.

SB 2586 Paxton/ Johnson/ Perry/ Schwertner/ Springer

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.

SB 1031 (CS)Hall

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.

SB 2258 (LC)Blanco

Relating to authorizing certain cities to change the date on which their general election for officers is held.

SB 1475 (LC)Creighton

Relating to licensure and training requirements for school marshals.

SB 2407 (LC)Hancock

Relating to licensure and training requirements for school marshals.

SB 1447 (CS) (LC)Miles

Relating to a training program for persons investigating suspected child abuse or neglect.

SB 51 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to health benefit coverage for hearing aids for children and adults.

SB 1581 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Health Insurance Mandate Advisory Collaborative; authorizing a fee.

SB 893 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the correction of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for providing water or sewer utility service.

SB 469 (CS) (LC)Springer

Relating to the eligibility of certain political subdivisions to receive certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Water Development Board.

SB 2592 (CS)Paxton/ Johnson/ Perry/ Schwertner/ Springer

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.

SB 569 (LC)Springer

Relating to requests to a municipality for production or certification of a record in certain civil actions; authorizing a fee.

SB 997 (CS) (LC)West

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.

SB 1322 Menéndez

Relating to the purchase and sale of vintage distilled spirits by the holder of a package store permit or local distributor's permit.

SB 1367 (LC)Creighton

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.

SB 1678 Menéndez

Relating to discounts provided by package store and wine only package store permit holders on the purchase of alcoholic beverages.

SB 1780 (CS)Parker

Relating to online notarizations.

SB 1932 Creighton

Relating to authorizing secondary wine sales; requiring a registration; authorizing an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee and a tax.

SB 2171 Alvarado

Relating to the qualifications of experts in certain health care liability claims.

SB 2208 Parker

Relating to the venue for the prosecution of an election offense.

SB 2509 King

Relating to enforcement of the regulation of social media platforms.

SB 624 (CS)Kolkhorst/ Middleton/ et al.

Relating to the permitting of renewable energy generation facilities by the Public Utility Commission of Texas; authorizing fees.

SB 1344 (CS) (LC)Nichols/ et al.

Relating to the advertising of certain used motor vehicles.

SB 2112 (CS)Johnson

Relating to resources used to ensure the continuous provision of power.

SB 1094 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to purchased power costs incurred by electric utilities.

SB 1866 (CS) (LC)Nichols

Relating to the use of customer-sited distributed generation facilities owned by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities.

SB 2468 (CS)Eckhardt/ et al.

Relating to a study regarding available beds at inpatient mental health facilities providing acute psychiatric treatment.

SB 1467 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to the disclosure of certain medical information by electronic means.

SB 1379 (CS) (LC)Parker/ et al.

Relating to a pilot program to increase the financial independence of foster youth who are transitioning to independent living.

SB 2146 (LC)Parker

Relating to oversight by the comptroller of financial institution divestments from certain industries.

SB 1051 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to a uniform coordination of benefits questionnaire for health benefit plans.

SB 2589 Schwertner

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.

SB 2593 Springer

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.

SB 1969 (LC)Bettencourt

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.

SB 726 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to enhancing the criminal penalty for the offense of intoxication manslaughter in certain circumstances.

SB 760 (LC)LaMantia

Relating to taking a blood specimen from the body of a deceased person during an inquest.

SB 1516 (LC)King

Relating to the procedures for an application for a writ of habeas corpus and the issuance of the writ.

SB 840 (LC)West

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault of certain hospital personnel.

SB 330 (CS)Hall/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Eckhardt/ et al.

Relating to the resilience of the electric grid and certain municipalities.

SB 2040 (CS)Springer/ Flores/ Johnson/ Paxton/ Schwertner

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.

SB 2350 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the voter-approval tax rate used to calculate the unused increment rate of a taxing unit for ad valorem tax purposes.

SB 2035 Bettencourt

Relating to the issuance of certain anticipation notes and certificates of obligation.

SB 1999 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the calculation of the unused increment rate of a taxing unit.

SB 561 Sparks

Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to issue debt to purchase or lease tangible personal property.

SB 369 Campbell

Relating to disannexation of certain areas that do not receive full municipal services.

SB 471 (CS) (LC)Springer

Relating to the investigation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of certain complaints.

SB 1615 Zaffirini

Relating to the cosmetology licensure compact.

SB 943 (LC)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to publication of notices by a governmental entity on the Internet websites of a newspaper and the Texas Press Association.

SB 1371 (LC)Johnson

Relating to the regulation of consumer credit transactions and the regulatory authority of the consumer credit commissioner; changing a fee.

SB 2214 (LC)Blanco

Relating to compensatory time off for certain state employees.

SB 246 (LC)Alvarado

Relating to the regulation of motor fuel metering devices and motor fuel quality.

SB 773 (CS) (LC)Parker

Relating to access to certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices used in clinical trials by patients with severe chronic diseases.

SB 1606 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to evidence and orders regarding intellectual disability or mental condition in certain guardianship proceedings.

SB 2120 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ Sparks

Relating to the establishment of a family protection representation program within the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.

SB 397 (CS)Hall/ et al.

Relating to the procedures for closing a polling place.

SB 403 (CS) (LC)Springer/ et al.

Relating to a study on the adverse reactions and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

SB 491 (CS)Hughes

Relating to building height restrictions in certain municipalities.

SB 2037 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the regulation of platting and subdivisions of land by a municipality or county.

SB 1075 (CS) (LC)King

Relating to facilities and construction machinery used to respond to power outages.

SB 1658 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the collection and disclosure of certain public information.

SB 1985 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to the reestablishment of the committee to study the formation of a Texas Bicentennial Commission.

SB 1529 (CS) (LC)Miles

Relating to notice to property owners regarding certain stationary LP-gas installations.

SB 1399 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the renewal and review of standard permits for certain concrete plants.

SB 720 (CS) (LC)Paxton

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.

SB 1050 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to the authority of a natural gas local distribution company to offer energy conservation programs.

SB 1248 (CS) (LC)Flores

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of smuggling of persons.

SB 242 (CS)Middleton

Relating to the identification of and prohibited cooperation by state and local entities with certain federal acts that violate the United States Constitution.

SB 1884 (CS)Flores

Relating to identification of and sanctions against certain foreign actors.

SB 1451 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the powers of the Texas Historical Commission over historic sites in this state.

SB 1837 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.

SB 813 Miles

Relating to providing notice to a state representative and senator of certain administrative actions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 2325 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the eligibility of certain events for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.

SB 1433 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to procedures for the emergency detention of certain persons with mental illness.

SB 2173 (CS)Alvarado

Relating to a pilot program for the safe disposal of prescription drugs, including controlled substance prescription drugs.

SB 730 (CS)Hinojosa/ Perry/ et al.

Relating to the granting of privileges to and the authority of podiatrists at hospitals.

SB 1966 Alvarado/ et al.

Relating to a grant program for school-based health care initiatives established to serve certain underserved students.

SB 2193 (CS) (LC)LaMantia

Relating to programs established and operated by federally qualified health centers to provide primary care access to certain employees.

SB 983 (CS) (LC)Paxton

Relating to information maintained by certain municipally owned utilities that provide electricity services and cable, Internet, or broadband services.

SB 1639 (CS)Zaffirini

Relating to prohibitions in connection with ticket sales on an Internet website; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1817 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt/ Alvarado/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to investments in certain companies doing business in the Russian Federation.


(Calendar Order)


(Second Reading)

HB 450 (LC)Craddick/ Burrows/ Morales, Eddie SP: Hughes

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