Senate Floor Action for 3/15/2023



March 15, 2023

The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:

SB 30 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to supplemental appropriations and reductions in appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.

SB 402 Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the preference given by trial courts to hearings and trials for murder and capital murder offenses.

SB 645 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the designation of fentanyl poisoning for purposes of the death certificate and to the criminal penalties for certain controlled substance offenses; increasing a criminal penalty.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 994 (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the declaration of a candidate's ineligibility on the basis of failure to pay a filing fee or submit a petition in lieu of a filing fee.

SB 1319 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the reporting of certain overdose information and the mapping of overdoses for public safety purposes.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate suspended the regular order, read third time and finally passed:

SB 559 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to discrimination against or burdening certain constitutional rights of an applicant for or holder of a license to practice law in this state.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 306 Gutierrez

Recognizing March 1, 2023, as Uvalde County Day.

SR 315 West/ Miles

Recognizing March 15, 2023, as Minority Business Enterprise Public Policy Day.

SR 316 Menéndez

Recognizing March 15, 2023, as Texas Small Business Development Center Day.

The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.