Senate Floor Action for 3/29/2023



March 29, 2023

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

SB 10 (CS)Huffman/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ et al.

Relating to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 190 (LC)Miles/ et al.

Relating to the civil penalty for certain signs placed on the right-of-way of a public road.

SB 371 (CS) (LC)Eckhardt/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program.

SB 505 (LC)Nichols/ et al.

Relating to imposing an additional fee for the registration of an electric vehicle.

SB 747 (CS)Hughes

Relating to the withdrawal of a candidate in a runoff primary election.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 922 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to legislative leave for certain peace officers commissioned by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

SB 1001 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of electric vehicle supply equipment; requiring an occupational registration; authorizing fees; authorizing an administrative penalty.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 1318 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the release of defendants on bail, the duties of a magistrate in certain criminal proceedings, and the notice provided by peace officers to adult victims of family violence.

SB 1602 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to venue and choice of law for certain actions involving censorship by social media platforms.

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

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

SB 14 Campbell/ Bettencourt/ Hall/ Hughes/ Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to prohibitions on the provision to certain children of procedures and treatments for gender transitioning, gender reassignment, or gender dysphoria and on the use of public money or public assistance to provide those procedures and treatments.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 936 Hancock/ et al.

Relating to certain agreements with collective bargaining organizations related to certain publicly funded public work contracts.

The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and postponed:

SB 895 (CS)Johnson

Relating to the regulation of money services businesses; creating a criminal offense; creating administrative penalties; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 349 King/ Springer

Recognizing March 29, 2023, as Parker County Day.

SR 358 LaMantia

Recognizing March 29, 2023, as TxABA PPG Day.

SR 359 Creighton

Recognizing March 29, 2023, as Texas Association of Builders Day.

SR 362 Creighton/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Huffman/ Kolkhorst/ et al.

In memory of Jimmy Don Blair.

SR 363 Bettencourt/ Middleton

In memory of Bryan Taylor Kelting.

SR 364 Paxton/ Hall/ Springer

Recognizing March 28 and 29, 2023, as Collin County Days at the State Capitol.

SR 366 Springer/ King

In memory of Patricia Martin.

SR 367 Hinojosa

Recognizing March 29, 2023, as Mission Day.

SR 369 Hancock/ Birdwell/ Campbell/ Creighton/ Hinojosa/ et al.

Recognizing March 29, 2023, as Vietnam Veterans Day.

SR 370 Parker

Recognizing March 29, 2023, as 4-H Day.

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

Committee re-referral on the following:

SB 2110 Johnson

Relating to the provision of natural gas by and rates charged by certain gas utilities.

Re-referred from Natural Resources & Economic Development to Business & Commerce

SB 2111 Johnson

Relating to reporting by operators of certain gas supply chain facilities and gas pipeline facilities on a failure to perform a contractual obligation due to a weather emergency.

Re-referred from Business & Commerce to Natural Resources & Economic Development