Senate Floor Action for 3/30/2023



March 30, 2023

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

SB 25 Kolkhorst/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to support for nursing-related postsecondary education, including scholarships to nursing students, loan repayment assistance to nurses and nursing faculty, and grants to nursing education programs.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1045 (CS)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Fifteenth Court of Appeals with jurisdiction over certain civil cases, the compensation of the justices of that court, and the jurisdiction of the courts of appeals in this state.

The Senate laid out as postponed business and finally passed:

SB 796 (CS)Middleton/ et al.

Relating to arbitration provisions in surplus lines insurance contracts.

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.

2 Floor Amendments

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

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 regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:

SB 29 Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to prohibited governmental entity implementation or enforcement of a vaccine mandate, mask requirement, or private business or school closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 354 Blanco

Recognizing the Community Action Agencies of Texas for their contributions.

SR 368 Zaffirini

Recognizing March 30, 2023, as Survivors Speak Texas Day.