Senate Floor Action for 3/28/2023



March 28, 2023

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

SJR 58 Birdwell/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the powers of the governor, the legislature, and the supreme court following certain disaster or emergency declarations.

SB 22 (CS)Springer/ Blanco/ Creighton/ Eckhardt/ Hall/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of grant programs to provide financial assistance to qualified sheriff's offices and prosecutor's offices in rural counties.

SB 63 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to an instruction guide for family members and caregivers of veterans who have mental health disorders.

SB 65 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to excluding the furnishing of an academic transcript from the definition of "information service" for purposes of sales and use taxes.

SB 221 (CS)Bettencourt

Relating to requirements for certain petitions requesting an election and ballot propositions.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 467 (LC)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of criminal mischief involving impairment of a motor fuel pump.

SB 493 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to qualifications for certain individuals for veterans benefits.

SB 1080 (CS)Kolkhorst

Relating to a mitigation program and fees for the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1089 (LC)Parker/ et al.

Relating to repealing the ability to declare certain unopposed candidates for office as elected.

SB 1104 Birdwell/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the authority of the legislature, governor, and certain political subdivisions with respect to disasters and emergencies.

SB 1151 (CS)Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the authority of corporations to act as sureties on bail bonds.

SB 1308 (LC)Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the operation of an unmanned aircraft over an airport or military installation; creating a criminal offense.

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

SB 921 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the determination of a majority vote in certain elections.

The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:

SB 15 (CS)Middleton/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Creighton/ Flores/ et al.

Relating to requiring public institution of higher education students who compete in intercollegiate athletic competitions to compete based on biological sex.

SB 162 Perry/ et al.

Relating to the required inclusion of a person's sex on a birth certificate and prohibited change of sex on the birth certificate of certain minors.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 348 Blanco

Recognizing April 2, 2023, as Education and Sharing Day.

SR 350 Alvarado/ LaMantia/ et al.

Recognizing September 23, 2023, as Fourth Trimester Care Day.

SR 352 Birdwell

Recognizing March 28, 2023, as Waco Day.

SR 356 Eckhardt

Recognizing Library Day.

Committee re-referral on the following:

SB 1469 Bettencourt

Relating to requiring certain information before being employed by a child-care facility.

Re-referred from Education to Health & Human Services